Travel humidors are gaining ground and in a short period of time they have spread very quickly among us aficionados.
An affordable price, for having a small airtight humidor that can protect cigars in the event of a hit. These objects are, in themselves, very simple: the casing is made of an impact-resistant rigid plastic that feels solid.
The hinge, that allows you to open and close the humidor, is made of steel and guarantees a long life. Inside, there is a shaped high density foam inside, that allows the cigars to be placed firmly and securely.
Of course there is also a small humidifier inside, where a few drops of distilled water can be poured in, order to maintain the correct level of humidity. On large models you will also find a pressure release valve, essential in the event that the humidor is subjected to sudden changes in pressure (for example after an airplane flight or a hike in the high mountains). Without the valve, it is possible to have some difficulty opening the humidor, due to the change of altitude. The large models have also a very comfortable handle, which makes these humidors real travel cases. The smaller models are instead equipped with a strap, which makes them easier to transport.
Many smokers are reluctant to rely on these travel case because of the materials used: the lack of wood and the use of plastics and foam. Contrary to what many believe, these humidors are completely hermetic and this is a characteristic that makes them very suitable for storing cigars. Foam is often seen as something that can transfer its smell to the cigar and this can sometimes be true. In the specific case of these travel humidors, this occurs when they are opened for the first time, but if they are left open for a couple of days there will be no smell of plastic, or rubber, and can later be used without any problems.
Our opinion on these products is definitely positive. They are handy, durable and offer perfect preservation, to say the least.
They are also excellent humidors, for those who are just starting out in the world of cigars, as they are very easy to manage (because they are hermetic). When your needs change and you want to store more cigars, you can obviously proceed with the purchase of a larger humidor and use the travel humidor for what it is made for. Like this, you will have a high-performance humidor that is immediately ready and it can still be used, even when the initial needs change.