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25 Best Cigar Humidors for Long-Term Storage

Written by: Cielo Bayobay

Are you looking for a humidor that you can use to store your cigars? If yes, check out these exquisite humidors, ideal for both home and travel!

Cigars are iconic, both on and off the big screen. Growing up, you always see extremely wealthy mafia bosses smoking that roll of tobacco in every Hollywood film. However, Hollywood is not the only reason why cigars became a status symbol of the rich.

Premium cigars (also known as Cuban cigars) are difficult to obtain. They are not readily available in your local supermarket, and you can only buy them if you visit Cuba yourself. This means owning a pack of premium cigars means you are a big shot with many powerful connections. Though these are manufactured from high-quality materials, they can decay easily because the materials used are organic. You have to keep them fresh by storing them in a humidor. 

 

 

What Is A Humidor?

Just like wine and Scotch, cigars require proper storage and maintenance for them to age well. Once you perfectly age your cigars, you will be rewarded by a rich, sweet, and smoky flavor. Fortunately, you can now buy various humidors that you can use to store your premium cigars.

So, how does a humidor work? It has a humidifying system that keeps the humidity at an ambient level. Humidors ensure that your cigars are moist enough to be lit up.

 

 

Humidor Buying Guide

You’ll never know when you are going to get a hold of such premium cigars again, so store them properly by buying the right humidor. However, you probably have no idea what to look for if it’s your first time buying a humidifier. To help you decide, here are a few things you should consider before you start shopping. 

 

 

Size

Since you are only starting out, you may want to invest in a small tabletop humidor first. It doesn’t take too much room space; most of them are decorative accent pieces that could help beautify your room. Just make sure not to choose an overly small humidor as it could affect the overall condition of the cigars. Remember that cramping several cigars into one box could ruin their flavor. The box should be large enough for air to flow around the cigars. 

 

 

Portability

On some occasions, you’ll probably want to bring your cigars with you. If that’s the case, it would be great to choose a travel humidifier. Although you can only fit a couple of cigars inside one, it is still better to bring a travel humidifier since it is portable and easy to carry anywhere. Sometimes, it even comes with extra accessories such as cutters and lighters. 

 

 

Material

When looking into the material of a humidor, check if it has good insulating properties. This means that it should have a tight seal so that the humidity level will stay at 70%. If a little bit of air can seep in through the humidor, the cigars may become too dry. One way you can find out if a humidor has a tight seal is by listening for a “woosh” sound when closing the lid. 

 

 

Accessories

Aside from the humidor, you may also need a hygrometer and thermometer. These two accessories are important as they allow you to monitor the humidity level and temperature of your humidor. Some cigar humidors come with built-in accessories, but those are usually bulky and more expensive than the rest. Luckily, you can now buy portable travel humidors that come with lighters, cutters, and other essential accessories!

 

 

25 Good Quality Humidors to Store Your Cigars

After knowing a few tips and tricks in buying a cigar humidor, you are now probably feeling more confident to go shopping. Before you check out your cart, you may want to look into these cigar humidors. They are among the best options that will surely keep cigars last longer. 

 

 

Electric Humidors

 

1. [Audew] Electronic Cigar Humidor

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What’s the best time to light up a cigar? The answer is simple: celebrations. Whether it’s birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, or life milestones, celebrate these special moments with a rare Cuban cigar. To make sure the cigars last until the next festivities, store them in this electric cigar humidor. It is like a mini cooler made for cigars! 

 

 

To ensure your cigars will last longer, it uses a thermoelectric technology which allows it to evenly distribute humidity levels inside the cooler. This helps prevent the cigars from becoming too damp from excessive moisture. As a result, cigars will retain their natural oils and flavors. 

 

Key Features

  • Semiconductor refrigeration technology
  • Electronic control
  • Spanish cedar wood drawers and shelves

Specifications

  • Holds up to 150 cigars
  • Overall Dimensions: ‎10” x 20” x 18”
  • Item Weight: 23.4 lbs. 

Pros

  • Ideal for places with fluctuating temperatures
  • Power saving; inverter technology
  • Touch screen controls

Cons

  • Interior space is quite narrow and small

2. [NewAir] Electric Cigar Humidor

[NewAir] Electric Cigar Humidor

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Isn’t it a hassle to manually calibrate a hygrometer? Luckily, you don’t have to go through this hassle anymore if you buy NewAir’s Electric Cigar Humidor! It has a digital touchscreen control panel that you can easily tweak to get the right temperature. With this, rest assured that the temperatures will remain consistent inside.

 

Key Features

  • Precision temperature control
  • Secure door seal
  • Vented shelves for better airflow

Specifications

  • Holds 250 cigars
  • Product Dimensions:  19.3″ x 13.6″ x 18.5″
  • Item Weight: 26.9 lbs.

Pros

  • Control the temperature with its digital hygrometer
  • Retains cigar flavor, thanks to its thermoelectric cooler
  • Includes a lock and key to keep your cigars safe

Cons

  • It produces a distracting humming noise

3. [Prestige Import Group] Thermoelectric Humidor

[Prestige Import Group] Thermoelectric Humidor

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The process of seasoning a humidor can be quite tedious. However, you won’t have to manually season the Prestige Import Group’s Thermoelectric Humidor as it has a water reservoir underneath. Just pour in some distilled water and your humidor will stay at an optimal humidity level. Plus, it has a digital hygrometer that you can use to check the temperature. 

 

Key Features

  • Water reservoir for the distilled water
  • Removable vented drawers for the cigars
  • Internal thermoelectric coolers

Specifications

  • Holds 250 cigars
  • Product Dimensions: ‎19” x 14” x 20” 
  • Item Weight: 20 lbs.

Pros

  • Large storage space for cigars
  • Water reservoir helps keep cigars moist
  • Easy to read digital hygrometer

Cons

  • It has a grinding noise

4. [‎Schmécké] Thermoelectric Humidor

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One of the things that could completely ruin your cigars is sunlight. Fortunately, you can now protect your cigars from the sunlight’s harsh UV rays with ‎Schmécké’s Thermoelectric Humidor. It features a tempered smoked glass which helps block out UV rays. Moreover, it runs on thermoelectric technology, so your cigars stay fresh all day long. 

 

Key Features

  • Tempered smoked glass
  • Thermoelectric technology
  • Spanish cedar shelves are removable

Specifications

  • Holds 250 cigars
  • Overall Dimensions: 3.6” x 20” x 18.9”
  • Item Weight: 25.6 lbs.

Pros

  • The built-in light makes it easier to see what’s inside
  • Foam insulation helps prevent leaks
  • Spanish cedar shelves help preserve cigars

Cons

  • You need Boveda packs to keep it at the right humidity level 

5. [Whynter] Humidor Cooler

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Since cigars are made from organic materials, they may eventually be infested with pests if not stored properly. To protect your cigars, use Whynter’s Humidor Cooler! Just like other electric coolers, it has a thermoelectric technology that helps prevent your cigars from drying and molding. What’s more, it’s vibration-free. You won’t hear any annoying humming sounds if you choose to buy this electric cooler. 

 

Key Features

  • Vibration free
  • Thermoelectric cooling technology
  • Stainless steel glass door

Specifications

  • Holds 250 cigars
  • Product Dimensions: ‎20″ x 13.5″ x 18″
  • Item Weight: ‎27 lbs. 

Pros

  • Convenient removable Spanish cedar drawers
  • Freestanding setup; no extra tools needed to keep it upright
  • LED lighting for a bright interior

Cons

  • No lock included

 

 

Acrylic Humidors

 

Even though this acrylic case is just like any other cigar humidor, it has its own unique features. First, the hygrometer is installed on top, so you can easily read the temperature inside the case. It’s a lot more convenient than humidor boxes which have analogue hygrometers in front. No need to squat or lean over every time you have to check the humidity level! Additionally, the clear acrylic exterior lets you view your cigar collection without having to open the case. You’ll know right away if you are running low on cigars. 

 

Key Features

  • Transparent exterior
  • Adjustable hygrometer
  • Silica gel seal ring

Specifications

  • Holds 16 – 20 cigars
  • Product Dimensions: 9.41” x 6.1” x 4.49”
  • Item Weight: 1.87 lbs.

Pros

  • Compact design; ideally for display and travel
  • Transparent exterior for easy viewing
  • Tight seal ring to maintain cigar humidity

Cons

  • No larger sizes available

Digital hygrometers are great as you can easily read the temperature. It is a good thing that Mantello’s Acrylic Jar has a built-in digital hygrometer on the lid.  It will let you easily monitor the temperature inside the jar. Furthermore, it has an airtight seal!  The lid has a clasp and rubber gasket to ensure that cigars stay moist and properly seasoned. 

 

Key Features

  • Airtight seal lid
  • Built-in digital hygrometer
  • Spanish cedar wood lining

Specifications

  • Holds 18 cigars
  • Product Dimensions: 8.15″ x 6.42″ x 6.42″
  • Item Weight: 1.52 Pounds

Pros

  • It doesn’t take up too much space
  • Digital hygrometer makes it easy to read the temperature
  • Includes a hygrometer and humidifier

Cons

  • Boveda packets are needed to help control the humidity

8. [XIFEI] Acrylic Humidor Jar

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Using acrylic jars is an old-school way of storing cigars. Back then, however, these jars needed some preparation to keep the cigars moist. You have to pour in a little bit of cold water and drop a couple small sponges to maintain the right humidity level. Nowadays, you don’t have to go through the trouble of preparing the jar as you can buy a XIFEI acrylic humidor jar with cedar wood sheets. These sheets help keep the jars moist, thus ensuring your cigars are properly seasoned. 

 

 

Although XIFEI humidor jars come with cedar wood sheets, you can still see the cigars inside because only half of the jar is covered by the sheets. You can use the jars to proudly display your cigar collection!

 

Key Features

  • Tight seal ring at the edges
  • Spanish cedar sheets
  • Easy-to-read hygrometer

Specifications

  • Holds up to 20 cigars
  • Product Dimensions: 8.19” x 5.39” x 5.35”
  • Item Weight: 1.3 lbs.

Pros

  • Simple, transparent jar; ideal for displaying your cigars
  • Accessories such as humidifier and dropper are included
  • Seal ring helps maintain moisture

Cons

  • It’s quite small compared to other cigar humidors

9. [AMANCY] Acrylic Humidor

[AMANCY] Acrylic Humidor

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One of the most important things to look for in a humidor is if it has a tight seal. If this is the case, then consider buying AMANCY’s Acrylic Humidor. It has a silicone ring and clasp on the lid. Silicone rings are known to have good sealing performance, so you don’t have to worry about leaks. Also, it is highly durable, so it won’t get deformed when exposed to high temperatures. 

 

Key Features

  • Airtight seal
  • Built-in digital hygrometer
  • High quality acrylic

Specifications

  • Holds 25 to 50 cigars
  • Product Dimensions:  10.83 x 10.75 x 3.46 inches
  • Item Weight: 1.98 pounds

Pros

  • Clear acrylic; easy to see the contents inside
  • Cedar wood lining underneath; keeps cigars fresh
  • Pre-calibrated hygrometer; no adjustment needed

Cons

  • Latches may easily break because they are made of plastic

10.  [Friendswood Mercantile] Easy Open Humidor

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Most of the acrylic jars that we featured earlier have a sealed rubber gasket. However, Friendswood Mercantile took a different take on their humidor jar. Instead of a sealed rubber gasket, it has an easy-to-open flip lock lid. This lid is made from 100% silicone, thus helping to keep the jar sealed shut and ensure no air can pass through it. Also, this humidor jar is BPA-free. 

 

Key Features

  • Easy to open lid
  • BPA free acrylic
  • Airtight seal

Specifications

  • Holds 25 cigars
  • Product Dimensions:  ‎ 5″ x 5″ x 9″
  • Item Weight: 1.55 lbs.

Pros

  • Ample cigar storage space
  • Boveda 69% pack included; helps control humidity
  • Durable acrylic jar

Cons

  • It doesn’t have a Spanish cedar lining

Travel Humidors

 

11. [Scotte] Leather Cigar Humidor

[Scotte] Leather Cigar Humidor

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Choosing cigarettes over cigars won’t provide the same soothing and relaxing experience. So, even though it’s a bit of a hassle to carry some cigars, you may still want to go through that extra effort. Fortunately, you can now bring your cigars with you if you buy Scotte’s Leather cigar humidors. Although it has a leather exterior, its interior is lined with cedar, keeping your cigars fresh throughout your trip.  

 

 

Even though this travel humidor looks small, it actually has a decent capacity. You can fit in up to 16 cigars at most. That’s enough cigars for a week-long business trip overseas.

 

Key Features

  • Exquisite, leather finish
  • Portable design
  • Cigar moisturize canister

Specifications

  • Holds 12 to 16 cigars
  • Product Dimensions: 9.17” x 4.72” x 4.69”
  • Item Weight: 1.48 lbs. 

Pros

  • Easy to carry
  • Durable cigar humidor case
  • Humidor comes with a Flannelette gift bag

Cons

  • The moisture inside the humidor doesn’t last long

12. [Pardo] Travel Humidor Case

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While traveling, it’s inevitable to drop a few things when we’re lugging so much luggage around. It happens… especially if you are in a hurry to catch an early flight. If you are a clumsy lad, then you would find this travel humidor case pretty handy. It has a humidifier disc crushproof exterior and an inner foam layer, so even if you drop it, your cigars will arrive safely at your destination. 

 

 

Also, this travel humidor has locking clasps and inner seals that help maintain the right temperature inside. Remember: if a humidor is not tightly sealed, your cigars may dry up. You will no longer get to taste the rich flavor of the cigar if this happens. 

 

Key Features

  • Strong locking clasps
  • Disc crushproof exterior
  • String handle 

Specifications

  • Holds 5 cigars
  • Product Dimensions: 9.61” x 5.16” x 2.4”
  • Item Weight: 11.99 Ounces

Pros

  • It’s light and portable
  • Easy to carry because of its string handle
  • Durable, waterproof exterior helps protect cigars

Cons

  • You have to frequently buy humi-packs to keep cigars fresh

13. [Scotte] Cigar Humidor Case

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Most travel humidors we have seen so far are either leather cases or small boxes. But Scotte’s Cigar Humidor Case is different—it appears like a vacuum tumbler with a pouch! The cap is made from solid wood, and the best part is, the humidifier and hygrometer are attached on top of the wooden cap. You won’t have to second guess whether your cigars are rightly seasoned or not. 

 

 

As for the glass tube of this cigar humidor case, it is made from borosilicate glass. Among bottled glasses, borosilicate is the most durable because it does not crack even when it is exposed in high temperatures. Plus, it comes with a diving tote bag, thus giving more protection to the cigars inside. 

 

Key Features

  • Durable borosilicate glass tube
  • Sealed wooden cap
  • Hygrometer and humidifier on the cap

Specifications

  • Holds 4 to 5 cigars
  • Product Dimensions: 9.76” x 3.58” x 3.03”
  • Item Weight: 15.52 Ounces

Pros

  • Easy carry tote bag
  • On-the-go cigar humidor
  • Lasts longer, thanks to its borosilicate glass tube

Cons

  • The wooden cap is not enough to keep the cigars moist for a month

CIGARISM’s Leather Cedar Humidor Case will ensure your cigars stay intact the entire trip. It has leather straps and individual compartments to prevent the cigars from getting jumbled up inside the case. Plus, the case has designated pockets for the lighter and cutter. However, you can only fit in four cigars in this humidor, making it only ideal during quick get-togethers. 

 

Key Features

  • Portable humidifier
  • Durable YKK zipper
  • Beautiful lichee pattern exterior

Specifications

  • Holds 4 cigars
  • External Dimensions: 8.26″×5.11″×3.14″
  • Item Weight: 1.7 lbs.

Pros

  • Complete cigar travel pack
  • Spanish cedar tray to keep cigars fresh
  • Package includes a flocking bag and gift box

Cons

  • It’s quite difficult to switch on the lighter

15. [Mantello] Portable Cigar Humidor Case

[Mantello] Portable Cigar Humidor Case

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Here’s another travel humidor in our list! Mantello’s Cigar Case is almost the same as Pardo’s Humidor Case because both have a crush-proof exterior. However, Mantello has more capacity and it comes with many cigar accessories. This includes different types of gauge cutter and a cigar punch keychain. 

 

 

It also has a built-in humidifier and urethane foam interior, so your cigars stay fresh all throughout the trip. Unlike other portable humidors, there’s no need to frequently check your cigars every once in a while. You can just relax and enjoy your vacation. 

 

Key Features

  • Crush-proof ABS molded plastic exterior
  • Built-in humidifier
  • Light and portable

Specifications

  • Exterior Dimensions: 8.80″ x 5.18″ x 2.08″
  • Interior Dimensions: 7.88″ x 3.97″ x 1.55″
  • Item Weight: 1.28 pounds

Pros

  • Sleek, black finish
  • Extra storage space for accessories
  • Heavy-duty ABS plastic exterior

Cons

  • It has only limited capacity

Glass-Top Humidors

 

16. [Mantello Cigars] Glass-Top Humidor

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If you have been collecting cigars for quite some time now, then you probably have different types of cigars by now. It would be easier to organize them with a Mantello Cigars Glass-Top Humidor. It comes with a removable cedar divider, thus you have the option to store your collection by type or size. 

 

 

Even though this humidor cigar box looks expensive because of its rosewood finish and gold-plated hinges, it actually has an affordable price tag. So, if you’re short on cash, but you want an exquisite box to store your cigars, then a Mantello Cigar Humidor is a good choice!

 

Key Features

  • Rosewood finish
  • Removable cedar divider
  • Glass-top lid

Specifications

  • Holds 25 to 50 cigars
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2” x 8.6” x 4.3”
  • Item Weight: 38. Lbs.

Pros

  • It’s a small humidor, ideal for desks and shelves
  • Felt-lined bottom helps prevent scratches on cigars
  • Tough tempered glass lid

Cons

  • Cedar divider is quite thin

17. [DUCHIBA] Desktop Humidor Case

[DUCHIBA] Desktop Humidor Case

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Are you looking for a fancy gift for your fellow cigar aficionado? Look no more! This DUCIHBA Desktop Humidor Case features an ebony black finish and espresso black strips that add a touch of elegance to any room. Moreover, the hinges have an antique copper tone polish instead of the usual silver surface. Because of its exquisite appearance, it is a good choice of gift for a cigar connoisseur. 

 

 

Just like other cigar humidors, the DUCHIBA Desktop Case has a Spanish cedar lining and dividers, as well as, a quality humidifying system that could help preserve the cigars in tip-top condition. 

 

Key Features

  • Ebony black finish
  • Tempered glass top
  • Secure seal

Specifications

  • Holds 20 to 50 cigars
  • Overall Dimensions: 10.25” x 8.75” x 4.5”
  • Item Weight: 3.47 lbs.

Pros

  • It’s a small humidifier; space saving
  • Ideal home decor because of its exquisite finish
  • Aromatic Spanish cedar wood interior

Cons

  • It’s quite difficult to adjust the humidity to the right level

18. [CASE ELEGANCE] Cedar Humidor

[CASE ELEGANCE] Cedar Humidor

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To enjoy a roll of cigar, you have to always maintain the right humidity level. You cannot achieve this just by monitoring the state of the cigar every so often. You have to use a hygrometer. It is a device that you use to check the relative humidity of the humidor. Luckily, CASE ELEGANCE Cedar Humidor has a built-in hygrometer. 

 

 

And the best part is, it has accessory storage at the bottom of the box. You can use this to keep the cutters, lighters, and other cigar accessories. Thanks to this extra storage space, things will be more organized. Finding all the needed tools to prepare the cigar should also be a breeze.

 

Key Features

  • Glass top humidor
  • Accessory storage
  • Tight, magnetic seal lid

Specifications

  • Product dimensions: 9” x 8.5” x 5.4”
  • Item Weight: 2.9 lbs.
  • 1 CR2 battery required

Pros

  • Pre-calibrated hygrometer for reading accurate temperature
  • Hydro system for maintaining the right humidity level
  • Appealing rich walnut finish

Cons

  • You can only fit in a couple of cigars

19. [XIFEI] Cigar Humidor

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If you have only started collecting cigars, and you are not yet used to reading an analog hygrometer, you may want to invest in XIFEI’s Cigar Humidor. It has a digital hygrometer that uses analog sensors to accurately read the humidity percentage. It is important to frequently check the hygrometer to ensure your cigars are rightly seasoned.  

 

 

Furthermore, this cigar humidor box has extra room for cigar accessories. At the bottom of the box, there are two drawers for the cigar cutter and punch. You can keep all the essential accessories within hand’s reach.  

 

Key Features

  • Half glass top lid
  • Built-in digital hygrometer
  • Two drawers underneath

Specifications

  • Holds 25 to 50 cigars
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6” x 9.2” x 7.3”
  • Item Weight: 4.45 lbs. 

Pros

  • Hinges that allow the lid to keep standing
  • Magnetic lock to seal the box
  • Extra drawers keep things more organized

Cons

  • Not as big as other cigar humidor boxes

20. [CASE ELEGANCE] Black Cedar Humidor

[CASE ELEGANCE] Black Cedar Humidor

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The patent-pending hydro system is what defines Case Elegance’s Black Cedar Humidor. The hydro system may sound complicated, but the technology is actually simple: you just have to put the different types of storage trays together and season them with humidor gels and solutions. This will help preserve the cigars inside. 

 

 

Most cigar humidor boxes we see have a classic wood finish. However, Case Elegance is different — it has a sleek black piano finish. Once light strikes on its surface, it shines beautifully. Because of its exquisite look, you can choose this as a gift for a fellow cigar enthusiast. 

 

Key Features

  • Large capacity; 100 cigars can fit inside
  • Unique octagon-shaped humidor
  • Hydro system technology

Specifications

  • Overall Dimensions: 13.75” x 9.5” x 8.6”
  • Item Weight: 13.67 lbs. 
  • Lithium metal batteries needed

Pros

  • Metal carrying handles 
  • Storage drawer for the cigar accessories
  • Lid has embedded magnets for a tight seal

Cons

  • There’s a bit of sawdust in the wooden box
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Wood-Top Humidor Boxes 

 

21. [Bald Eagle] Handmade Cigar Humidor Box

[Bald Eagle] Handmade Cigar Humidor Box

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Are you only keeping a handful of cigars? If you do, then this handmade humidor box is a fine choice. It can hold up to 20 cigars at most (but of course, it still depends on the size of the cigar). Since it has limited capacity, it is small enough to be placed on a desk or shelf. You can even use this box to decorate your room because it has an elegant, cherry wood finish. 

 

 

Moreover, this cigar humidor box is lined with Spanish cedar. Most cigar aficionados love using a Spanish cedar humidor because it helps absorb the excess moisture from the cigars, and it has a strong smell that repels worms and other pests. 

 

Key Features

  • Spanish Cedar lining
  • Cherry wood finish
  • Scratch-resistant black velvet pad 

Specifications

  • Holds 10 to 20 cigars
  • Exterior Dimensions: 9” X 5.6” X 2.7”
  • Interior Dimensions: 8” X 4.6” X 1.5”

Pros

  • Tight seal because of its front-mount clasp lock 
  • Protects the cigars from scratches, thanks to its velvet pad
  • Compact design; ideal for desks and shelves

Cons

  • Limited cigar capacity

22. [Prestige Import Group] Desktop Humidor

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Don’t know what kind of gift you should give to your boss? Instead of giving the usual expensive wines and champagnes, why don’t you look for something different? Perhaps an exquisite cigar humidor box like Prestige Import Group’s Desktop Humidor will do the trick. It has a rich cherry wood finish, so your boss could also use it to decorate their bedroom or living room. 

 

Key Features

  • Exquisite cherry wood finish
  • Felt bottom; prevents scratches
  • Lined with genuine Spanish cedar

Specifications

  • Holds 25 to 50 cigars
  • Product Dimensions: 8.75” x 10.5”x 4.25”
  • Item Weight: 2.61 Pounds

Pros

  • Compact design helps save space
  • Use it as a decorative piece
  • Ideal for keeping cigars at home

Cons

  • Clunky hygrometer

If the traditional wooden cigar boxes don’t appeal to you, then you should get MEGACRA’s Cedar Wood Humidor. The exterior is made from vegan leather, thus this is another exquisite piece you can use to beautify your home. Also, it is a great cigar humidor because it has a tight seal. This could help control the temperature inside the box.

 

Key Features

  • Luxurious leather exterior
  • Tight seal properties
  • Cedar-lined interior

Specifications

  • Holds 10 to 20 cigars
  • Product Dimensions:10″ x 6.6″ x 3.1″
  • Item Weight: 2.35 lbs.

Pros

  • It has hinges to keep the lid open
  • Cedar-lined interior helps keep cigars fresh
  • Magnetic hygrometer and humidifier are included

Cons

  • Limited cigar capacity

24. [CASE ELEGANCE] Cedar Humidor

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Looking for something unique? Choose CASE ELEGANCE Cedar Humidor! What makes this humidor unique from the other wood-top humidors is that it has a digital hygrometer. With this, you do not always have to open the box just to check the temperature. This will help prevent cigars from frequently getting exposed to air so they will not dry up easily. 

 

Key Features

  • Built-in digital hygrometer
  • Rich cherry finish
  • Magnetically sealed

Specifications

  • Holds 25 to 50 cigars
  • Product Dimensions: 9” x 8.5” x 3.6”
  • Item Weight: 2.9 pounds

Pros

  • Looks luxurious because of the cherry finish
  • Easy to read digital hygrometer
  • Hydro system keeps cigars perfectly seasoned

Cons

  • Hygrometer seems a bit off

25. [CASE ELEGANCE] Carbon Fiber Humidor

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For a more modern look, choose CASE ELEGANCE Carbon Fiber Humidor. Unlike most wood-top cigar humidors, this one has a sleek, carbon fiber finish. Thus, it is ideal to display at homes with a contemporary modern interior. Just like other CASE ELEGANCE humidors, it is powered by a hydro system, so your cigars won’t taste bitter after keeping them inside for months. 

Key Features

  • Innovative hydro system
  • Spanish cedar lining
  • Accurate digital hygrometer

Specifications

  • Holds 25 to 50 cigars
  • Product Dimensions:  9” x 8.5” x 3.6”
  • Item Weight: 2.9 pounds

Pros

  • Sleek, modern exterior
  • Magnetic seals help keep cigars fresh
  • Digital hygrometer for accurate temperature reading

Cons

  • You have to use a silicone sealant to prevent leaks

Investing in a humidor is the most ideal way to preserve the rich flavors of your cigars. However, buying one doesn’t mean you can already put in your cigars right away. You have to know how to store the cigars in a humidor first. And the first step is seasoning the humidor. 

 

 

How to Season a Humidor

 

Old Traditional Method

First, wipe the interior with a cloth that is damped with distilled water. Put a wet sponge in a plastic bag or bowl and put it inside the humidor. After that, set up the humidification device and close the lid for about three to five days. Usually, this is how long a humidor should be seasoned. Lastly, use your hygrometer to measure the humidity level inside the box or jar and see if it is at least 75%. Don’t worry if it is a little higher than the usual 70%. Your cigars will naturally absorb the excess moisture once you place them inside.

 

 

Using Boveda Packs

This method is the most simple as you only have to buy an 84% Boveda pack, and leave it inside the humidor for two weeks. Keep in mind that one 84% Boveda pack is only good for 25 cigars. You may have to add more if your humidor is quite big. After two weeks, remove the 84% Boveda packs and exchange them with a 69% Boveda pack to maintain the humidity level to 70%. 

 

 

Bear in mind though that these preparations won’t work if you don’t buy a quality cigar humidor. So, take some time to go back through our list again to ensure you get to buy one of the best humidors. 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Humidors

 

1. What humidity should my humidor be?

It should be at 70% humidity. You can maintain this humidity by ensuring your humidor is properly seasoned and tightly sealed. Whereas, if the humidity is lower, you can increase it by moistening the container using distilled water or Boveda packs. 

 

 

2. Where should you place the humidifier in a humidor?

At the bottom of the humidor. Beneath your Spanish cedar tray is ideal.  Doing this helps even out the moisture inside the box. 

 

 

3. How long do cigars last in a humidor?

If your humidor is properly seasoned, it should last for about five years at most.

 

 

4. Which provides more protection, a glass-top or a wood-top humidor?

The short answer is a wood-top humidor. This is because a glass-top has two seals: one for the door and another one for the glass-top. Usually, glass covers have poor sealing properties, but you can fix this by applying a silicone sealant to the glass. 

 

 

5. How do you clean a humidor?

Use a lint-free cloth and damp it with either an Isopropyl Alcohol or distilled water. Remember not to scrub too hard. Just wipe it gently until you remove the molds. You can also use 150-grit sandpaper for stubborn molds and spots. 

 

 

6. How do you seal a humidor?

If there are leaks, then use a food-grade, non-toxic silicone and apply it on the lid of your humidor. Keep the lid open and leave the silicone for at least three days to dry.


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