A humidor is the primary need of every cigar smoker. This is a container made of wood that can keep cigars in a controlled humidity environment for long periods.
What is a Cigar Humidor?
The ideal surrounding to store cigars should fulfill the following requirements:-
- Humidity level maintained between 65% to 74%.
- Maximum temperature: 73o Fahrenheit or 23o Celsius.
- The ideal condition is 70o Fahrenheit and 70% humidity.
Cigar humidors are available in different sizes and designs but the basic functionality remains the same. The humidor keeps the original aroma and flavor of cigars alive. If you keep cigars without a humidor then after some time, the cigars start burning or become difficult to light.
These humidors include many functionalities depending upon the size and price, but the basic common features available in the most are a hygrometer and humidifiers. The hygrometer is a device that helps you to monitor the changes in the humidity level and a humidifier is a device that purifies the air and controls the air circulation in the humidor. We have a post dedicated to humidor seasoning.
If you are going to buy a humidor for the very first time, we would recommend you buy the desktop humidors because it will help you to understand the functionality and uses of the humidor, after that you can fearlessly invest more into buying the bigger ones.
Here are the top ten small cigar humidors which represent the finest in manufacturing, design, and class.
The exterior of this humidor is very simple but elegant. The storage box of this humidor contains an extra tray so you can keep more cigars and cigar accessories if needed. It has a lock installed so you can secure your collection. It has a hygrometer and humidifier. The size and weight of the humidor are comfortable and portable. It can be kept anywhere in small spaces.
The Lacquered Ebony is a unique classic and graceful humidor with a glossy lacquered finish. This humidor will look amazing in all formal surroundings like the office desk of the drawing-room table. It can store a good amount of cigars in a small box. The interior wood is made with Spanish cedar to give the humidor a long and durable life. The silver exterior accessories look eye-captivating on the ebony finish.
Daniel Marshall is a very simple and plain exterior humidor. The finish of the humidor is so fine, like a clean transparent mirror. The interior is also as wonderful and simple as the exterior. The digital display hygrometer is more easy and convenient to use as compared to the analog hygrometers. A humidifier is also fixed inside of the humidor. It can store up to 150 cigars at a time.
The Gurkha is a very slim desktop humidor with a textured glossy finish. The borders and edges have a thin line of lighter tone finish. A small round lock looks nice on the front view. No extra decorations or accessories are added to the exterior to keep the appearance of the humidor simple and graceful. All basic features are added inside the humidor.
Humidor Supreme Capri – 25 Black Marble Humidor
The Humidor Supreme is a very simple and plain desktop humidor with a marble texture on the black base. The locking hinges are also kept hidden. The storage capacity of the humidor is 25 cigars at once which is quite enough for any beginner user.
The Dakota Humidor has a very high gloss, black exterior. The corners of the humidor have stainless steel high-quality ironwares that give a decorative look and protect the edges if it hits something or fall. The side panels have engraved silver handles that help you to move the humidor. The black base, silver ring analog hygrometer is installed on the front side of the humidor. The external hygrometers are more beneficial in shops and bars.
This Quality Importers humidor has the painting of the USA flag on the exterior but to give the old glory view, the painting is finished with a fade. Inside the lid of the humidor, a gold-plated ring hygrometer for monitoring the humidity level and a rectangle humidifier for air circulation are installed. A removable tray with a divider gives you more storage space. A lockset with a key is available to secure the collection stored in the humidor.
This Porsche Design humidor has a black glossy carbon fiber exterior. A round hygrometer on the front of the humidor helps to keep an easy eye on the humidity level. The round ring of the hygrometer is silver and the base is black, which is nice and coordinated with the simple elegant finish of the humidor. The interior of the humidor is in-line with the Spanish cedar that helps to keep cigars moist for a long time.
The Medici is a large, desktop deep box humidor. It includes rectangular humidifiers for air circulation and a small, gold dial hygrometer to monitor humidity levels. The container of the humidor is divided into three sections and two removable trays are added for organization and is Spanish cedar lined.
The Carbon Fiber humidor is a briefcase-style desktop humidor in a very attractive and charming yellow finish. A silver external lock and an external white, glass hygrometer enhances the outer look of the humidor. Inside the lid, a rectangular humidifier helps to circulate air throughout the humidor. A removable tray with dividers allows you to arrange the collection. This Bey-Berk Humidor is featured in our post: 10 Top Small Humidors.
The most unique feature of the Supreme Gangway Humidor is its porthole on the top lid. The porthole is covered with transparent glass to give a clear view. The glass is fitted with a round brass ring. The worth of the Supreme Gangway Humidor increases because it has very fine, handmade small decorative brass accents attached to the corners and front panel.