The ultimate solution for long home-aging! Handcrafted with a rich cherry finish, sturdy brass hinges, Spanish cedar lining and able to hold up-to approximately 16 cigar boxes! Wooden trays are also included for loose cigars, plus a complete humidifying system. A must-have for the big collector.
Perfect seal. Large trays allow stacking on both levels. Plenty of storage space in the bottom. Carlos in The Desert wrote a great review and is right about the difference in humidity levels between the two trays and the very bottom of the humi. If you stack both trays, you ll see somewhere around 70% humidity on the top tray, slightly less on the second tray, and several points less at the bottom. I took one of the humidifiers I put 2 250 count Xikar humidifiers in and put it in the bottom, and added a small 150 count Xikar humi jar at the bottom. I ve got small Xikar hygrometers on each level; the humidity is perfect throughout now. Great humidifier! Def worth $150!
Just received it. Packed well. Nice addition to my desk top. Now I can pursue the hobby without worry of where to put my Cuban sandwiches.I can smoke daily from the desk top and store the special morsels for just the right occasion. Great construction. Definitely has the sure seal technology. Plenty of room. I am ordering the Xikar 250 humidifiers 2 and a Xikar digital hygrometer. That is what I use on my desktop model without any trouble. It does come with humidifiers and a hygrometer but, Like I said, I already have a tried and true method so I am going to stick with that. Good luck and enjoy the hobby. Thanks Famous!
The bad part: this thing does not hold 400 cigars unless all you re putting in are short robustos. The good thing: size, the outside color, the inside is completely lined with cedar, the trays are a decent size- I m able to stack two cigars on top of each other on the bottom rack as well as the top one. I would say I have aprox 60 cigars on each tray. Here s the sweet part. I live in a 20-40% humidity environment and I have no issues with this humidor. I usually preseason my smaller humidors once a year because of small leaks. I ve had this baby for two years and have yet to re-season it. I use the humidification devices that it came with, not the best, but they work. I have noticed that the bottom part of the humidor does not keep my cigars are fresh as the ones on the top even with one humidification device towards at the bottom. Do not leave very dry cigars down at the bottom of the humidor or you ll risk drying them out even further. Great place to put overly humid stogies though! You won t regret the purchase.
I ordered this humidor because I had three in action. I had a 150 ct, and 2 twenty count humis—packed. I decided it was definitely time for a bigger consolidated unit. The humidor set to temp easily one day and maintains well. However, it should be noted: there are three sections to the interior: bottom, middle tray, and upper tray. I have placed a hygrometer on each level. The bottom maintains a perfect 68% where I keep 5 boxes and about 150 loose , but the middle and upper will fluctuate between 70–75%. This can be beneficial, if you want to age some sticks differently, or if you have maduro and mild connecticuts unwrapped and need them apart.As for construction, functionality, and design I ll give it a 80-ish, the seal is 100, and over all quality is 90. Let me explain. I find that most humidors say they hold _X_ amount of cigars, but that amount is way less than advertised unless you re smoking 44 s . This unit claims to hold 16 boxes in the bottom—that s not ever happening. The middle tray can hold about 20, and the top, probably 35—if you stuff it, like me. SO, for the most part, this unit must stack individual loose sticks in the bottom, piled up on each —there s no other way—you will have to rotate them, from time to time. With all that said, it s a nice looking box, great seal, and keeps my sticks ready to smoke. I ve already filled this and need a larger, better unit, but I m shopping around. In the meantime, this was a great value and good product,