Your cigars are some of your most prized possessions. So if you plan on traveling with them, make sure you have a good cigar travel case. Cigar travel cases basically need to do two things: 1) protect your cigars, and 2) keep them fresh.
The most commonly used travel case is the telescoping pocket "finger" case. Usually made of fine leather, finger cigar cases have slots, or "fingers," for holding your cigars and are ideal for short trips. Finger cases are designed to expand, or "telescope," to adjust to your cigars' length, and they can hold anywhere from 2 to 10 cigars. When buying a leather finger case, make sure it is wide enough to hold cigars in the ring gauge that you smoke most often.
For longer trips, a humidor travel case is preferred. They also come in a wide array of sizes and styles, from pocket-sized to briefcase models, and include a humidifier to ensure your cigars stay fresh during your trip. Depending on the type of travel case you choose, your cigars may rest on a foam bed, or the case may have a Spanish cedar lining. Some excellent examples of humidor travel cases are the Csonka Valet travel humidor, which holds up to 14 cigars and includes a hygrometer, or for the ultimate in protection, the X-treme cigar travel cases are both air and water tight.
Cigar travel cases also make great gifts. However, if you plan on buying one for yourself, make sure you get a case that's best suited for your cigars and your personal travel needs.