Looking to take your cigars with you on your next vacation, golf trip, or family visit?
It's always nice to be able to enjoy a fine cigar at home or with your friends alongside your favorite drink, but what if you want to take that same pleasure with you?
Though there are a few things you need to think about when traveling with cigars, bringing them with you can be a fairly straightforward process if you know what to do.
Here's a short guide on how to travel with your cigars.
If you are only going to be out for a few hours, then simply storing your cigars in a slider storage bag or a leather cigar holder is good enough.
If you're going to be away for longer periods of time, then you need to obtain a holder that includes a humidifier. On longer trips, a specialty travel humidor is your best bet.
Choosing Your Cigars
If you are going to be bringing your cigars along in a humidor, it's a good idea to select cigars that have already been stored in a humidor for a while. This is because the cigars will have had the chance to stabilize in the humidity.
Cigars are more susceptible to becoming dry while traveling if they’re moved in and out of your home humidor and travel humidor or case. Ideally, you should only bring the number of cigars you expect to smoke on your trip. They will likely be more enjoyable if you smoke them while you are still on your trip instead of leaving some left over to bring home.
Here are some final tips and things to keep in mind when traveling with your cigars:
- Carry your travel humidor with you even if you will be traveling by plane. You may risk damage to your humidor if you put it in another bag or in storage.
- Preserve your cigars for longer by maintaining their humidity. Close your case or travel humidor immediately after removing a cigar to keep the other cigars in normal storage humidity.
- Use a travel case that fits in your coat pocket to protect your cigars from being crushed after removing them from your travel humidor.
- Do not place your case in direct sunlight. Also avoid excessive heat whenever possible.