Travel cigar humidors are an excellent investment when it comes to preserving the freshness and flavor of your favorite stick. There are many on the market and it can seem a bit overwhelming trying to decide which one is the best for you. First and foremost, you want to protect your cigars when you are traveling. You don't want them drying out or becoming damaged by not properly storing them. With travel cigar humidors, you can get them safely to and from your destination.
Most travel cigar humidors are sold with a cigar count listed. Meaning, it gives you the number of sticks that the particular case can carry. That is a great start, but you also need to look at the dimensions. You may have a favorite stick that you smoke all the time. Or you may have a different one for every travel reason. Maybe you prefer a bold blend when you are on the golf course, but choose a milder blend for a weekend away in the mountains. Either way, unless you want to buy one for every different type you like, take a close look at the dimensions of the case before you purchase the humidor. You can very feasibly buy one to fit most, if not all your needs.
When you start looking through all of the travel cigar humidors, take a look at the companies guarantee and return policy. Does the company offer a money back guarantee? Do they offer a lifetime warranty? These are things you are going to want to look at before you complete your purchase. And don’t assume that you can only purchase these holders at your local shop, because there are many online shops that carry a larger variety of not only this particular item, but nearly any other accessory you may want to buy.
You may find an inexpensive one, but it may also be cheaply built. As with most anything, you get what you pay for. You want to purchase one that is well built and will hold the humidity inside the case. You want to make sure that humidity level stays around 70%. Here are some things to look for if you are buying them at your local cigar shop. Your humidor should not slam shut. It should still make the same whooshing sound as the one you have at home when you close it. This sound ensures a complete seal. Each stick should have its very own space. It should fit in snug, with no wiggle room. Wiggle room inside could mean damaged cigars when you get to where you are going. Also, make sure there is a solid humidification device, especially for when you are traveling long distances.
There are cases that will carry one, to eighty or more. Some also come with an attached flask. Most are made with some sort of padding inside, whether it is foam or another type of insulating material, Just make sure it properly cradles your favorite sticks. Some are made out of metal, and others use plastic materials. Most are not only airtight, but also waterproof, and some are even crush resistant. The other item you will want to look at is how long that particular storage case is meant to hold the rods. Some travel cigar humidors are only meant for short-term storage. That is great if it's a weekend getaway or a round on the golf course, but not if you are going on a Caribbean cruise or a trip overseas.