Why is it Important to Season Your Humidor?

In the name of Rocky Patel,

please, please, please don’t store cigars in a new humidor without seasoning it first. Think it’s too complicated? Seasoning a humidor doesn’t have to be a CHEM 101 project. See how Boveda 84% RH Seasoning Packs will make your desktop humidor cigar-ready in just two weeks. (And all you have to do is toss it in.)

Can you skip humidor seasoning?

A new humidor is a like a vampire. Its dry wooden interior is thirsty. It will suck the moisture out of every unsuspecting Arturo Fuente it comes in contact with. You’ll constantly battle low humidity levels that make for dry cigars and lousy smokes.


What if you season a humidor with distilled water? 

For a cigar aficionado, a humidor is an investment. Your humidor and its seal may not recover from improper seasoning with distilled water. Introducing 100% humidity to your humidor can shock the wood and literally cause damage. Why risk cracking, molding or warping the wood?


Why season your humidor with the Boveda 84 RH Seasoning Packet?

 Works in 14 days in one step with nothing else to add
 Delivers the only patented 2-way humidity control by automatically adding AND absorbing moisture
 Releases pure hyperfiltered water vapor, which won’t contaminate your cigar storage

Whether your preferred smoke is La Flor Dominicana, Tatuaje, Padrón or another prestige cigar brand, let’s start off with a proper humidor seasoning.
Video: Step by step instructions on HOW to Season your Humidor.
Website: Buy Boveda 84% RH Seasoning Packs right now!

Why does Rocky Patel package with Boveda?

Rocky Patel and his cigars are among the most globally recognized brand in the cigar world. His cigars and his company have been featured in countless trade publications, business magazines and “Best of” lists, including Cigar Aficionado’s #7 Cigar of 2015.

You’d think a guy with those kind of accomplishments would be satisfied. Not Rocky.

For over 7 years, Rocky has been packaging his cigars with Boveda. To Rocky, it’s simply a matter of protecting the time, effort and quality he’s put into producing his high end cigar lines. For 2016 and beyond, you’re going to find Boveda in even more lines of Rocky’s cigars.

The uncertainties and demands of a global supply chain, along with the natural seasonal weather changes puts stress on cigar shipments. Sure, there are points along the way where storage is climate-controlled, but not in the back of a UPS truck in the middle of a FL summer or a Minnesota winter, cigars are at the mercy of the climate. But not with Boveda.

Boveda in a cigar box is an insurance policy for the quality-robbing that comes along with shipments stuck in customs, slow transit and fluctuating climates.

Rocky wants you to experience his brand exactly the way he intended. That’s why Rocky only trusts his brand to Boveda.

Boveda will self-distribute in US tobacco market Jan 1, 2015

Beginning Jan 1, 2015, Boveda will be returning to their roots of working directly with US retailers by resuming their own distribution.

To continue as an authorized Boveda reseller, please visit BovedaWholesale.com and complete the short application. Accounts will be approved on Dec 31st for you to begin ordering Jan 1st. Due to the New Year’s holiday, orders will ship by January 5th.

Our short application process will ensure we have the correct address and contact information for your store(s) in order to inform our store locator and make it easy Boveda customers to find you.

Orders ship M-F, usually within 24 hours of order placement. You’ll receive a confirmation email once the order is placed and another when the order ships, including a tracking number for the shipment. Orders can be paid via credit/debit card or PayPal.

Your order history and shipment tracking is always available in your online account area. If you have any problems signing up for an account or ordering, you can always reach us at retailers@bovedainc.com

We’re looking forward to serving you directly again!

Charlie Rutherford, Business Development Director

The surest method of reviving dried cigars

We’ve been reminded recently of some vintage methods of trying to revive dried cigars. This article from Cigar Inspector discusses variations of methods that have existed for years, using items/places around your house. The reason results vary widely is because they’re 100% dependent on external conditions – ambient RH, ambient temp, number of cigars, level of dehydration, etc. – and every smoker will have their own unique set of circumstances. The only guarantee you have by following all those steps is that it’s a lot of work. Here’s why:

1-way moisture devices (PG solution with sponges, crystals, beads, kitty litter) will only give off humidity and they don’t know when to stop. They only quit giving off moisture when they completely evaporate. This “flashing” of your cigars with humidity is dangerous anytime, but especially when the wrappers are dry and hyper-sensitive to moisture. Could it work? Sure. But odds are it will be an expensive lesson when the wrappers crack during smoking.

There’s a way to avoid all the risk of the old methods – Boveda (formerly Humidipak).

Our patented 2-way humidity control only adds a safe, measured amount of humidity and it stops when it gets to the RH% on the pack. That’s why, unlike every PG solution/distilled water + sponge, crystal, bead, etc., that keep adding moisture even when it’s not needed, you’re never in danger of over-humidifying cigars with Boveda. That’s the beauty of 2-way humidity control. It adds or removes moisture as necessary. It acts on the environment instead of being controlled by it. So, here are two one-step methods of reviving dried cigars.

1. Put cigars in a Fuente Humidor Bag (69% Boveda inside) for a month. Done.

2. Put cigars and a Boveda 69% in Tupperware for a month. Done.

Why a month? Cigars lose moisture 4 times as fast as they can safely gain moisture. They need to be exposed to a safe, stable level of perfect humidity to minimize the chance of the wrapper cracking as the filler gains moisture and grows. Nothing good happens quickly with cigars, so be patient.

Of course, you can avoid dead sticks in the first place by using our zero-maintenance products in any of your storage devices. For simple how-to videos, check out our YouTube page.


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Padrόn No. 88 Sampler uses Humidipak Inside

What’s the only 2-way humidity control trusted by one of the most respected cigar companies in the world? Boveda.

Since 2008, Padrόn Cigars has guaranteed the freshness of their No. 88 Sampler by using 69% Humidipak (now called Boveda) inside. This means that one of the most sought-after samplers will be kept fresh for 60-90 days after purchase, making it the perfect gift for the cigar smoker that you want to really impress.

Until Boveda, there was no guaranteed way of keeping the gift of cigars fresh. The Padrόn No. 88 Sampler is the perfect example of what the world’s top brands are doing to make sure their legendary cigars stay legendary maintaining the condition they intend from factory to lighter.