Keeping Cigars Fresh in a Leather Cigar Case
Q. I have a beautiful leather pocket 2-cigar tube case. It doesn’t have any sort of humidification device. Do they make such a thing? Also, how long will the cigars stay fresh, and does the leather help or hinder freshness? To be clear, the leather is not that thick, just enough to protect the cigars.
– K.C. in Livermore, CA
A. You could try using a DryMistat, but it would only leave you with room for one cigar. You might be able to find a small humidifier that could be placed on the bottom or under the top of the case. It will take up some extra space, but if the case telescopes it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
Many leather cases tend to have rough interiors, and can also absorb the moisture from your cigars in as short a time as one day, so it would be better to put your cigars in the case in their cello wrappers. If the cellos have already been removed, put the cigars in aluminum tubes first, then in the case. (See the “Le Tube” double cigar case.)
A leather cigar case is a popular cigar accessory choice; both Xikar and Craftsman’s Bench have leather cigar case options now available. So if all else fails and you want room for more than two cigars, consider upgrading to something slightly larger – not only for the DryMistat, but for extra smokes for your trip!