22 April 2015
Cigar Humidors: What To Look Out For
A cigar humidor is an essential piece of equipment for any cigar smoker. A humidor prevents your cigars from cracking, drying out and generally becoming unsmokeable and therefore is vital for anyone wanting longevity from their cigars.
There is a wide range to choose from when selecting a cigar humidor, but there are a few aspects you should look out for. Not everyone has the money to stretch to an expensive version, however when buying an inexpensive humidor you shouldn’t have to put up with any functional deficits.
For example, visual faults are merely cosmetic and don’t have an influence on the storage of the cigars. However, design and functional problems involved have effects on the storage quality and therefore are more important. The hinges are one aspect of a humidor to look out for as they can be equipped with thin quadrant hinges made of brass or pressed steel, which costs no more than the change you hold in your pocket. This is a common feature for inexpensive humidors, whereas the higher items can consist of solid stainless steel that’ll last forever.
However the quality of the product is not a reflection of the price, but what investment the manufacturer decides to put into the humidor. The manufacturer can choose the type of hinge they have, some which can cost around £15 which ups the overall price of the product.
In addition, if the lid has not been made correctly it can warp. This means that the lid no longer fits onto the body after time, causing there to be a gap. This can also occur with properly made humidors if the hinges are defective and therefore is down to the manufacturer’s choice of materials.
Available online is a wide range of high quality cigar humidors of various sizes, which stock anything from 20 cigars through to 75, giving you a great choice of products. If you have any queries regarding purchasing a humidor or even any other products such as pipe tobacco or smokers accessories, please see our contact page for more information.