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8 Best Cigar Humidors Reviewed

Why should you invest in a humidor?

To best answer this question, let’s explore all the consequences if you don’t to paint a picture. First, we’ll cover ‘damp’ cigars, followed by dry cigars.

Damp cigars, to put it bluntly, fail to burn properly. Not only are they hard to keep lit, but hard to draw on, too.

The smoke becomes TOO heavy leaving you with a mildew-like sour taste in your mouth followed by an unpleasant aroma. Lastly, over moist cigars typically split their wrappers.

Dry cigars, on the other hand, burn TOO hot. If lacking enough moisture to counter-balance, the combustion temperature of your cigar gets too high leading to a smoke that’s hot and acrid against the palate. Over aggression usually becomes the result removing most, if not all subtle flavor nuances a humidified cigar would benefit you.

Lastly, dry cigars inevitably leads to early evaporation of essential oils reducing overall flavor and aroma.

Thus, a humidor keeps your cigars at peak ‘smokability’ with the most critical aspect being it provides a constant environment of 68 to 70 degrees and 70 to 72% humidity. It doesn’t need to be fancy, but if you have the budget you can go for both style and function. If on a limited budget, functionality is all you need because a bad unit equals cigars that go bad.

If you’re a one-off smoker this is a non-issue. A quick road trip to your local cigar shop to grab a freshly preserved stick to enjoy in the moment may be just what the doctor ordered.

However, if you’re here because you’re an avid smoker and wish to ‘pick up a stick and light it’ at your convenience. Investing in one is necessary for such a privilege. Unfortunately, cigars just don’t ‘take care of themselves’. Like a bottle of fine wine they need ‘tender lovin’ care’ (TLC).

Frankly, for most aficionados, this is part of the joy of owning and smoking them. Though this process for some, at least initially, is accompanied with frustrations, the pleasure of smoking a perfectly lit cigar  with friends, family, and business associates of your own doing comes with great joy.

Below is our top list we recommend:

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Medeci Large Rectangle Humidifier

 

PROS: WHAT CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT IT

Not only is this a solid unit, it looks good, too. It’s an attractive ‘old décor’ style humidor that adds a little spice to any space where it sits.

It’s quite large compared to most with a relatively solid exterior to boot. If you wish to buy large quantities of good cigars and keep their flavor you can do that with this humidor because it stores them very well.

CONS: WHAT CUSTOMERS DISLIKE ABOUT IT

Although the manufacturer claims a 500 cigar capacity, it’s highly unlikely less under the most perfect conditions. You’d have to have 500 of the same sized cigars for the claim to be accurate. In reality, it’s closer to 300 – 350 of various sized cigars, weights, lengths and whether you store them in boxes or not. Still, more than adequate storage capacity.

WHAT CUSTOMERS HAD TO SAY OVERALL

One customer, P.H, mentioned he loves this humidor, has had it for roughly one year now, and how it allows him to buy large quantities of good cigars at a great price with somewhere to store them without going to waste.

SPECIFICATIONS

This brown-colored Medeci Humidor weights in at 24.3 pounds including shipping weight, manufactured by Quality Importers Trading Co, Inc., and comes in one size, 15 x 19 x 21 inches.

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Whynter Stainless Steel Cigar Cooler Humidor

 

PROS: WHAT CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT IT

Set-up’s a ‘breeze’. The unit comes with screws and washers to attach the handle and…

…that’s it.

Temperature controls are ‘bang on’. It shows you what the temps are inside. Personally, when it comes to higher end cigars we prefer allowing the air to become humid ‘passively from the inside to encourage long term aging for an overall more satisfying experience for the smoker.

This is a more considerable investment compared to others we review but the old adage is true, “You get what you pay for”. Humidity levels remain constant and consistent and the cigars smoke beautifully!

CONS: WHAT CUSTOMERS DISLIKE ABOUT IT

One customer, K.Stalling, mentioned that the unit stopped working after only one year and another mentioned that if the unit stops working the manufacturer will not honor any warranty.

Of course, this doesn’t take into consideration the manufacturers perspective of events and if damage was due to the product malfunctioning or mishandling by the customers. Overall, people were satisfied with their purchase.

WHAT CUSTOMERS HAD TO SAY OVERALL

One customer, Jennifer Harris, affectionately said after purchasing that she now has a very happy husband.

SPECIFICATIONS

Weighing just shy of 27 and 45 pounds respectfully, this black steel nucleur-powered model dimensions are 13.5 x 20 x 18 inches and 17 x 20 x 28 inches comes in two sizes – 1.2 or 2.5 cubic feet. Batteries are NOT required.

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Blue Humidor 100 Cigars Capacity Colores Azul

 

PROS: WHAT CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT IT

It’s often said that first impressions matter. It’s true. And this one makes one powerful grand entrance with its beautiful multi-colored coating.

Once you get past the ‘looks’ phase, you want to dig a little deeper into its character to find out if its anywhere near as good as it looks.

According to customer reviews, the overwhelming is “Yes!”. It has a good seal and feels like it’s worth far more than it really is.

CONS: WHAT CUSTOMERS DISLIKE ABOUT IT

The fit is a bit ‘off’ due to the outer box lid being cut or mounted unevenly upon construction. This is an oversight on otherwise solid craftsmanship.

WHAT CUSTOMERS HAD TO SAY OVERALL

Generally, the majority of buyers were satisfied with this purchase. One mentioned its beautiful finish with the appearance of it looking blue or green depending on where the light hits, not to mention that it holds temperatures and moisture with little fluctuations very well.

SPECIFICATIONS

This blue-colored unit with its 17 coats of lacquer is manufactured by Cuban Crafters weights a feather-light 7.5 pounds measuring at 15.4 x 11.2 x 8.5 inches with a capacity to hold up to 100 cigars.

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Cigar Caddy Waterproof Traveling Humidor

 

PROS: WHAT CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT IT

This is one of those rare travel humidors where on long distances you can rest assured your sticks will survive the bumps along the way keeping them safe and will never dry out prior to use.

Solid, well-built, and seals up tightly, it should last for many years upon multiple usage depending on how often you travel.

CONS: WHAT CUSTOMERS DISLIKE ABOUT IT

One customer mentioned that the ‘clips’ occasionally ‘pop off’. It’s a minor inconvenience that can easily be fixed by ‘popping’ them back into place.

WHAT CUSTOMERS HAD TO SAY OVERALL

Though there were a handful of negative reviews as there is for any product being sold, this one is overwhelmingly positive. So much so it was difficult to find a fault in writing up this review to provide a fair and balanced perspective.

One customer purchased this model for a longer trip overseas and says it ‘seals up tightly’. Another, Jhanson, says it’s a great traveler that keeps your sticks ‘safe’. And another likes the rugged design and quality build.

SPECIFICATIONS

This matte black humidor manufactured by Quality Importers Trading Co is travel-friendly weighing in at just shy of 8 ounces with product dimensions measuring at only 8 x 4 x 2.5 inches.

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Lacquer Discount Humidor

 

PROS: WHAT CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT IT

This fine piece of woodwork comes in 9 different jaw-dropping varieties: Caesar, Dakota, Monte Carlo, Valencia, Valencia Digital, Stetson, Montgomery, Broadway, and Regent. You’ll be impressed with the mappa wood inlay and decorative strip surround. Additionally, there’s a ‘curl’ in the grain inside the cabin making it a pleasure to behold.

They all have a tight seal guaranteed to maintain near perfect humidity after proper seasoning.

For the price you get a generous size without cramping your sticks to tightly against each other.

All in all, a fine purchase.

CONS: WHAT CUSTOMERS DISLIKE ABOUT IT

Negative comments in general suggest the humidor is perfect but the humidifier is junk. You will likely need to purchase a humidifier separately if you don’t already posses one.

Also, the 3M peel and stick magnets don’t work well; sticking to the lid when opened, but falling off when closed.

WHAT CUSTOMERS HAD TO SAY OVERALL

Reviews across the board are positive with a 75% average approval rating. Comments suggest it keeps humidity and holds plenty of sticks.

SPECIFICATIONS

Manufactured by the Prestige Import Group, this Lacquer Humidor weights 11 pounds and 9 ounces with product dimensions measuring at a generous 19.7 x 12.8 x 10.5 inches to accommodate upwards 150 same size toros (or between 75 – 100 on average of various sizes).

It also includes an adjustable cedar divider lined with Spanish Cedar veneer, additional storage, brass internal locking hinges, a large hygrometer and oblong humidifier.

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Scorch Torch Fitzgerald Cigar Humidor Box w/ Hygrometer

 

PROS: WHAT CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT IT

One of Amazon’s best selling humidors, the Scorch Torch, is one of the most impressive machine made models you’ll likely ever come across at this price point. It gives off an air of “quality” when seen by family and friends and makes you look quite sophisticated as you remove a few stogies from the box to enjoy with friendly company. It’s elegant, classy, and emulates royalty – as it should.

As for performance, buyers unanimously agree that it’s a notch above the rest. It represents excellent value for your money and makes it irresistible to control your urges to take a smoke when the quality of the smoke is so good.

CONS: WHAT CUSTOMERS DISLIKE ABOUT IT

One customer mentioned his difficulty in maintaining humidity within the humidor and how if you fail to check it daily it will quickly drop. On the other hand, hundreds of buyers have reported the opposite. If it weren’t the case this wouldn’t be the best seller that it is.

SPECIFICATIONS

Produced and manufactured by Scorch Torch, this cherry colored box includes one humidor, velcro tape, cedar divider and instruction manual. Its exterior measures at 8.75″ x 10″ x 4.25″, 9.5″ x 8″ x 2.5″ for the interior, and 2.25” x .5” for the humidifier, fitting 18 – 25 cigars horizontally or 50 to 70 cigars vertically (size dependent).

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Dos Caballos Cuban Crafters Exotica Ebony Humidor

 

PROS: WHAT CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT IT

The photo of this humidor doesn’t do it justice. It’s far more alluring in person with its black and wood finish tops. It’s exterior is smooth and glossy with a black, felt lining drawer.

The manufacturers put a lot of time into ensuring the sealing aspect was flawless, and they deliver. It has an incredibly tight seal that will maintain humidity without air pockets or leaks.

For casual smokers of low to mid-rangers this is a worthy addition to your arsenal. It’s not the ‘cheapest’ unit we’ve reviewed ($100+) but it certainly is one of the best we’ve reviewed.

CONS: WHAT CUSTOMERS DISLIKE ABOUT IT

One customer reported receiving the item several damaged. However, though it is an inconvenience, you can request a refund or another shipped. Another buyer, nicknamed ‘Spartan’, said his humidor fell apart after years of use. The maintenance care will determine its longevity and how much wear and tear is place on this unit.

SPECIFICATIONS

This unit sports an exotically attractive rosewood exterior with genuine Birdseye maple burl and ebony inlays top and front. The unit itself has 12 coats of lacquer giving a high gloss piano-like shine. The interior has Virgin Spanish cedar (standard for most) and a felt lined accessory drawer with a brass hygrometer to accurately judge humidity levels without opening.

It measures at 17 x 12 x 11 inches, 13 pounds in weight and manufactured by Cuban Crafters

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Boveda Large Acrylic Humidor

 

PROS: WHAT CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT IT

Let’s be honest. The only reason to get a glass top model is to show off your beautiful collection of cigars. If not for the perk of being a ‘cigar connoisseur, that’s just as enjoyable as smoking them itself, you’d choose a more practical material that doesn’t inevitably leak moisture where the glass meets the wood.

Broveda utilizes and all acrylic interior and exterior to cultivate the perfect aging environment for up to a full year, with no seasoning, activation or maintenance.

One customer, Neal O., commented “though I own other models, there’s just something ‘cool’ about this one'”. You’d agree. It has that “IT” factor going for it that makes it totally unique from more expensive options more traditional in nature. He also says, “It holds humidity almost perfectly”.

It’s pricier than other options, but worth every penny.

CONS: WHAT CUSTOMERS DISLIKE ABOUT IT

One buyer reported having received this unit broken and unusable, however, of all the reviews this was the only negative one. Amazon’s good at handling these situations when they happen as it’s hard to determine if the fault was the manufacturers or the shippers. In either case, it’s returnable for either a full refund or a new, undamaged unit.

SPECIFICATIONS

Its product dimensions measure at 9.5 x 14.5 x 4.5 inches and weighs 5 pounds, 8 ounces.

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Quality Importers Traveler Humidor

 

PROS: WHAT CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT IT

Made of Spanish cedar, Quality Importers Traveling comes in a beautifully crafted mahogany box that holds 5 – 10 Churchill’s equipped with one round humidifier.

With the combination of Sureseal technology and ‘hidden’ magnetic clasps it helps controls fluctuations in humidity. Surprisingly, many reviews are quoted as saying that in spite of its intentions for it to be traveled with, its best used for the desktop or drawer, not traveling, because of the lack of foam. You could add foam, of course, but it’s also bigger than most other traveling models on the market.

Also, this is best used to keep them from drying out than it is to improve the quality and smoke itself. If you’re looking for a perfectly controlled environment for your cigars than its best to consider other options available on this page.

CONS: WHAT CUSTOMERS DISLIKE ABOUT IT

One buyer claims that although it’s nice looking, it underperforms in functionality according to his standards. Another claims that it doesn’t seal tight enough causing cigars to dry out. Not very flattering words for this unit but pales in comparison to the exceptional reviews it did and is still receiving on average.

SPECIFICATIONS

This item is manufactured by Quality Importers Trading Co, Inc., measures at 9 x 6 x 4.5 inches with internal dimensions at 8″ x 5.75″, and weighs 1 pound, 2 ounces (1.2).

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Prestige Import Group Marciano Countertop Display w/ Reversible Trays

 

PROS: WHAT CUSTOMERS LOVE ABOUT IT

This unit is the definition of “handsome”, “elegant” and aesthetically pleasing to the human eye.

The seal is phenomenal. It’s so tight that if cigars are allowed to sit in ‘too’ much humidity within the box mold will began to grow and show.  Cedar shelves are accommodating and presented well.

Overall, you’ll be pleased with this purchase, especially for the price.

CONS: WHAT CUSTOMERS DISLIKE ABOUT IT

One individual, Jonathan S. from Amazon, said that although it looks fantastic, it doesn’t hold humidity as well as it should for preservation. Interestingly, the majority of buyers disagree with this assessment so you may want to take this review with a grain of salt and consider all the other reviews that rate this product so highly.

SPECIFICATIONS

This product weighs 45 pounds, measures 26 x 11.5 x 20 inches, manufactured by Prestige Import Group, comes in two styles: Marciano and Milano, holds upwards 250 cigars, has 3 removable and reversible cedar trays, 2 humidifiers and 4 glass sidings for a 360 degree viewing angle.