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I have wondered when I take a couple cigars from my humidor if they will keep their quality during my travels. I have a herf-a-dor, I also have simple 2 or three finger cases - depending on the expected needs.
Can you tell me how long I may expect the humidity and quality of my sticks to last when I'm traveling for a weekend? Is there a 'best' way to transport them? In the cases I consider their life-cycle to be a day or less.

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Gary,

Your cigars should be fine for a couple of days without humidification unless you are going to a really dry climate (i.e. Phoenix). If you are worried about them at all, pick up a Boveda disposable humidification packet from your local tobacconist - most reputable retailers carry them. You can keep a few cigars in a zip lock bag or in your travel case with one of these packets for up to 30 days and they'll stay in perfect smoking condition. The mini Boveda pack works well for a few cigars and sells for $1, larger sizes for 20-25 cigars are $3.95.

I actually travel with my cigars in a Xikar travel case. They come in sizes that hold from 5 to 80 cigars and retail for $25 to $100. These super-durable cases are airtight, and I donít usually put any type of humidification in them, although they come with a built-in humidifier. They are so tight that I find that my cigars will easily stay fresh for a week in them with no humidification.

In case your local tobacconist doesnít have these products, we sell them on our website at www.finckcigarcompany.com

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Bill Finck Jr.

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I'm a fourth generation cigar maker and have spent 25+ years operating our factory as well as a mail order cigar company. I belong to cigar manufacturers associations as well as retail cigar associations so I'm usually up to date with current events relating to cigars. I've smoked the majority of brands on the market and would be happy to share my opinions of them with you. Since I live in the U.S. I have very little experience with Cuban cigars, but other than that I know a least a little bit about almost every brand of cigars on the market.

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In addition to growing up in and now managing our cigar factory for 25+ years, I've spent time in many factories in Honduras, Nicaragua, The Dominican Republic and Mexico. BR>
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Cigar Association of America, Retail Tobacco Dealers Association

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BS Texas A&M University

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