Not everyone smokes their cigars right away after they buy them. Thought it may seem crazy to some, some of us buy cigars and put them up in a humidor, herfador, box, or other method of keeping them in an airtight container for a long period of time, waiting to smoke them for when they mellow a bit, or maybe saving a great cigar for a good day. Heck, I have a friend who has a Arturuo Fuente 20th Anniversary cigar in a cigar box, just waiting to smoke it for that perfect day when it deserves to be lit.
If you keep your cigars for a few days, and keep them in an old cigar box at your home or your work or wherever the case may be, you will likely never need to worry about them drying out (unless you bought it dry, in which case you’re making bad purchasing decisions). However, if you are going to keep your cigars for more than a few weeks, you’re going to need to invest in something to keep them moist.
Boveda Humidipaks are the most popular way to do this for people who don’t have high-end humidors in their home. All you need to do is take one humidipak, stick it in with your cigars, and leave the box closed until you want to smoke a cigar. The less you open the box, the longer the humidipak will last, though eventually it will need to be replaced.
The 72 percent humidipak is good for anyone looking to keep cigars moist, especially if you have multiple cigars in a humidor or cigar box. Just make sure the box isn’t stored in the sun, and it will do just fine to keep the cigars nice and properly humidified.