Buying good cigars can be a bit of a stress on the budget. I mean, most cigars run about 5 to 10 dollars for the decent mid-range ones, and the rare ones can run up to 65 dollars. That’s a heck of an investment to make in something that you’re going to smoke for only a few minutes, but it is something that we cigar smokers do with shocking regularity. The real question is this; with all the money that is being spent on your cigars, why wouldn’t you want to do a bit of work to make sure they’re taken care of?
Even if you store your cigars in a cigar box, and you put that box somewhere out of the sun and away from major heat sources, they will slowly dry out. If you don’t save cigars for more than a month or two, this will never be a problem for you, but if you save them for months on end, you can open your humidor just to find that the cigars you spent all that money on are now dried-out sticks that have no use to you anymore. How can you prevent this?
The answer is at hand, and it is a simple one. For about five dollars, you can buy a large Boveda Humidipak. All you have to do is take that pak, put it in with your cigars, and leave it there. Every time you grab a cigar form your box or humidor, give the pak a squeeze and make sure that it isn’t dried out, and if it is, replace it. It is that simple, and it will keep your cigars in great shape for months to come. The Boveda 84% Humidipak is perfect for seasoning a new humidor to prepare it for all the glorious sticks you plan to enjoy.