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Best Cigar Humidifiers Reviewed

Why You Need A Cigar Humidifier?

Cigar humidifiers are an ESSENTIAL component to your humidor to maintain desired relative humidity. The two components go ‘hand-in-hand’. One can’t function without the other, but together they help your cigars age properly and provide optimum ‘smoking conditions, flavors, and pleasure’.

For your humidor to work at its level best, a humidifier is necessary to assist in its long-term operation.

As the name suggests, humidifiers are simple devices that work to maintain consistent levels of humidity in your humidor or other cigar storage unit. They come in various shapes and sizes to accommodate.

Below is our top list we recommend:

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HYDRA-LG Commercial Series Electronic

 

PROS: WHAT CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT IT

Designed to regulate humidity levels in large-sized cabinet humidors up to 16 cubic feet is reported to be large enough for one customer with a 400 cigar collection. In fact, he says it’s ‘more than enough’ (but he’s not complaining). He also says it makes a huge difference in the smoke of his cigars similar to ones in cigar shops.

This is a very well made unit with easy-to-use controls that helps you season your humidor(s) and keep humidity levels EXACTLY where you need it to be. Set up is a quick and easy and fans run ultra-quiet so as not to disturb your household during night hours.

CONS: WHAT CUSTOMERS DISLIKE ABOUT IT

 One buyer, Jim (Amazon), reported that the fan is a bit ‘underpowered’ to his liking. Another customer rated it a 4 star out 5 for no reason other than he has to refill the unit every 36 to 48 hours due to small reservoirs.

SPECIFICATIONS

This unit measures at 11 x 4.2 x 4.5 inches, weighs 3 pounds, manufactured from Hydra, has an audible and visual low water indicator, HygroSet adjustable technology, and reports humidity levels every 30 seconds.

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Cigar Oasis Ultra 2.0 Electronic

 

PROS: WHAT CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT IT

“Life’s too short for a cheap cigar”. Better to spend a fortune on quality cigars than to purchase them in box to save a fortune. If this is your motto, the Cigar Oasis Ultra 2.0 Humidifier is right up your alley.

Unlike most that make them too moist or dry, this one is just right and works as advertised.

It’s factory set at 70, but we’ve found that when you scale it down to 68, your cigars will smoke beautifully. Not only can you adjust humidity levels to your desires, it’s so easy to do so with no fuss.

CONS: WHAT CUSTOMERS DISLIKE ABOUT IT

 One customer mentioned that the fan on this unit runs too often (every 2 – 3 minutes he said) and has suggested that Boveda packs were more useful. In comparison, 70% of all customers who purchased this unit get great results.

SPECIFICATIONS

This unit weighs at a light 12 ounces, measures at 3.2 x 8.2 x 3.2 inches, and is designed for 5o – 100 smokes (size depending). It has a slim, lid mount to take up as little space as possible, provides consistent, long-term humidity controls at precise levels desired, is WiFi capable (optional), has an LCD display, temp. readings, low water indicator and alarm, and other useful features.

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Cigar Oasis Magna 2.0 Electronic

 

PROS: WHAT CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT IT

This units seal design guarantees your cigars will never be over-humidified for any extended period of time, remaining at the set point you choose. It regulates humidity beyond satisfaction across the whole hutch.

One Amazon buyer said this unit is so precisely fine-tuned it’s “too” perfect in its design and construction, reading humidity levels down to the decimal point instead of simple whole numbers if that’s what you’re accustomed to. We’re not sure if this is a complaint or praise, maybe a bit of both (smiles). It’s a good problem to have it means more powerful smokes.

Regardless, an overwhelming number of views rated this unit favorably with 4 and 5 stars on average.

CONS: WHAT CUSTOMERS DISLIKE ABOUT IT

One amazon customer mentioned that it never came with follow-up instructions and a DVD to use this item correctly.

SPECIFICATIONS

This item’s manufactured by Cigar Oasis weighing 1 pound with product dimensions 7.2 x 13.8 x 6.2 inches. It also has a remote sensor and control, transparent water base with beads, temp. readings, WiFi, linking options, and more. Made for 10 to 60 cubic feet cabinet/armoire humidors.

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Le Veil Crystal Gal Digital Humidifier

 

PROS: WHAT CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT IT

One customer decided to go with this unit as his humidifier of choice because he’s tried other popular brands that always came short of his expectations. He also didn’t like how he could hear its fan across the room.

With this model, however, if you have $4,000 – $5,000 worth of cigars he poses the question, “Why NOT invest in the best money can buy to protect and preserve your investment?” And we agree.

He goes on to mention that the factory calibration is spot on compared to competitors, has a nice large display, comes with a ribbon cord long enough to get the unit to where you want it, holds a ton of water so you never have to babysit, the tank is CLEAR so you can see your water is where it needs to be without opening your humidor and lastly, it’s as quiet as a church mouse. You never hear the fans come on.

CONS: WHAT CUSTOMERS DISLIKE ABOUT IT

One buyer, John (Amazon), said that he was dissatisfied with this unit because it’s made of plastic and the cord to the control station is an unstable ribbon cable. He doesn’t feel it’s worth the asking price but that it does work very well as a whole. Another customer said that after 8 months the unit eventually died.

SPECIFICATIONS

This item’s manufactured by Le Veil weighing 2.2 pounds with product dimensions 9 x 4.8 x 4.5 inches. It comes pre-calibrated, AC power and electric power for maximum consistency, a low water alarm, LCD Full-Time display screen, and more.

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Paradigm PSH 3 Humidifier 125 Cigars

 

PROS: WHAT CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT IT

There were many glowing reviews about this product but there was one in particular that stood out amongst the rest.

Big Trev is an Amazon buyer who spent hundreds of dollars on numerous humidification products and devices prior to purchasing this model. You name it, he’s tried it, from sponge pucks to Heartfelt beads, even a washcloth at one point out of desperation. Out of all the time in money invested re-seasoning his humidor and wasting expensive stooges, he stumbled across this beauty.

He said, “It’s pricey, but worth every penny!”. He claims it kept his humidor at a constant 68 – 69% humidity even through the extreme outside temperature changes from summer, fall and winter. He also appreciates it uses distilled water instead of propylene glycol because you can locate distilled water anywhere for cheap.

CONS: WHAT CUSTOMERS DISLIKE ABOUT IT

 One Amazon buyer said it never got past 60 on the humidity scale, and another, Dimitris, said it’s a nice product but is too expensive. He also says compared to others it’s the simplest one to use and does the job very well. We believe there’s a small price to pay for added convenience, and this is well worth it.

SPECIFICATIONS

This item’s manufactured by Paradigm weighing 8.8 ounces with product dimensions 4.6 x 3.6 x 1.4. Also comes with a anti-microbial, anti-fungal sponge for superior water retention and holds upwards 125 cigars.

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Moist ‘N’ Aire Electronic Humidifier

 

PROS: WHAT CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT IT

One customer claims he’s tried the Oasis brand, humidifier bricks, even buckets of water to no avail until he purchased Moist N’ Aire.

Another says he uses this to humidify his cigar locker in an arid environment and it keeps it at a perfect 68 – 70% percent round the clock. He also mentioned its easy to fill and easy to know when your running low.

Lastly, one buyer says this works well for free-standing humidors or glass display cases.

CONS: WHAT CUSTOMERS DISLIKE ABOUT IT

One buyer reported having nothing but issues from the moment he received this unit. He said it didn’t regulate humidity at all and that it was on/off randomly regardless what percentage was selected. Other customers on the other hand have reported that this is the best cabinet humidifier they’ve ever owned. It’s possible the former buyer received a bad unit or was damaged to some extent upon delivery.

SPECIFICATIONS

This item’s manufactured by Moist-N-Aire weighing 5.6 pounds with product dimensions 10.5 x 10 x 5.7 inches. It carries a half gallon capacity covering up to 50 cubic feet and plugs into a standard AC wall outlet.

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Hydra Personal Series Electronic Cigar Humidifier

 

PROS: WHAT CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT IT

There are so many buyers who received positive results from the Hydra that it’s impossible to mention them all, so we’ll name a two that stand out.

David O., a buyer, said he struggled keeping his humidor at the right levels using gel jars and such until he began using this unit to keep his at a perfect 71 humidity level. It’s quiet and when up to speed doesn’t run much, only when necessary to maintain levels.

Lastly, Torres said it keeps his at a constant 70% humidity. He chose this model over a competitors for its lower price and found he got just as satisfactory, if not better results than the more expensive brand.

CONS: WHAT CUSTOMERS DISLIKE ABOUT IT

 One buyer, Charles T. Heinze, said he struggled with this unit for over a year and had difficulty calibrating it to his liking. It’s worth noting that of 47 reviews, over 70% have rated this product highly. It’s possible this buyer received a bad unit and was eligible to return it for another or a full refund.

SPECIFICATIONS

This item’s manufactured by Quality Importers weighing 1.5 pounds with product dimensions 6″l x 2″w x .375″h inches. Also features a large LED display, HydroSet adjustable technology, one internal fan and two external fan ports, a user’s manual, and more.

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Cigar Oasis Plus Electronic Humidifier

 

PROS: WHAT CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT IT

One buyer was so fed up having to constantly check and re-fillmodels that he purchased this unit out of desperation for a solution. Since having done so all of his sticks are adequately humidified and he doesn’t fear for the protection of his expensive collection anymore and can finally relax.

Another buyer said, “It works WONDERS!” He’s been using it for over a year now and have never run into any problems with humidity or mold.

CONS: WHAT CUSTOMERS DISLIKE ABOUT IT

 One buyer mentioned that the power connection was flimsy, has shoddy construction and under performs below advertised specs. On the other hand, the majority of users were overwhelming satisfied with this unit and would recommend it to other lovers.

SPECIFICATIONS

This item’s manufactured by Cigar Oasis weighing 13.6 ounces with product dimensions 9.6 x 3.7 x 2.4 inches. It also features a low water warning alarm, WiFi capabilities (optional attachment), large LCD display for temp. and humidity readings, a micro-USB connection and more.

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Paradigm PSH 6 Humidifier 250 Cigars

 

PROS: WHAT CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT IT

One customer said that this unit keeps his sticks at the proper humidity levels and provides him the perfect smoke every time. One tip he suggest to get the most out of your purchase of this unit is to remove the insert and soak it in distilled water prior to putting it back inside to improve usage.

One customer mentioned he purchased this model before and that it works great, while another says this unit provides consistent, mold-resistant, long-lasting humidification, especially after being submerged in clean distilled water for several minutes prior to use.

CONS: WHAT CUSTOMERS DISLIKE ABOUT IT

 In light of this units claims for a constant 70% humidity level, one buyer said the best he’s been able to get was 65% even after recharging the device more often and for longer periods of time than instructions suggest.

SPECIFICATIONS

This item’s manufactured by Paradigm weighing 8 ounces with product dimensions 7.9 x 3.9 x 1.4 inches. It also features an anti-microbial and fungal sponge. Similar to the Paradigm PSH 3 125 Cigars except it has a larger capacity to hold 250 sticks.