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One of the first things you learn in the cigar world is that cigars should be kept in a controlled environment at all times. That will allow them to mature, become tastier, and age slower. Not using a premium cigar humidor can ruin your stogies. The same can be said about taking your cigars with you without having proper protection for them.

While enjoying cigars on the golf course, if you’re playing in intense heat, or near a water source, your sticks are more likely to dry out or have a bitter taste due to high temperatures and uncontrolled humidity levels. So, if you plan on impressing your friends during your next round of golf, then buying one of the best travel humidors is a must but make sure you’re following proper golf etiquette guidelines. Good humidors will provide perfect climate control and come equipped with a genuine seal that will keep your cigars fresh.

That being said, most humidors out there are good in theory. In practice, however, not all of them perform as good. This is why, in this guide, we will go through some of the top models for this year. We will discuss their features, compare their pros, and point out the downsides of each model. Below, you’ll see my brief comparison chart between all my top picks…

Travel Humidors Comparison Chart

ProductCapacityMaterialsWaterproofOur Rating
Cigar Caddy 3400-R
5ABS plasticYes
Scotte Cigar Humidor Case
16Leather
Cedar Wood
No
CiTree Cigar Travel Humidor
4Leather
Cedar Wood
No
Mrs. Brog Cigar Case
8ABS plasticYes
AMANCY Cigar Humidor
5Leather
Cedar Wood
No
Pardo Cigar Humidor
5ABS plasticYes
HF Leather Travel Humidor 5
5LeatherNo
Scotte Portable Humidor
4Leather
Cedar Wood
No
Flauno Travel Cigar Case
5ABS plasticYes
Vaultek LifePod
8ABS plastic
Composite
Yes

1.  Cigar Caddy 3400-R Blaze 5 Cigar Waterproof Travel Humidor

 

 

Our Rating: (4.5/5)

We already reviewed a bunch of these travel cases that share a similar form and practicality. But what did all those previous models lack? You guessed it – style! The Cigar Caddy 3400-R is one of the best-looking cases when it comes to those rigid models. Its standout feature is that it can come in any bright or subtle color combination you can think of. There are even options with the Cuba and Texas flags, as well as bright yellow, orange, and other crazy patterns.

It isn’t all looks, though, as the Cigar Caddy case also performs really well. It is fully waterproof, shockproof, and seals very tightly compared to other leather travel cigar cases. It can hold humidity fairly well and has a built-in humidifier on the inside. The humidifier works by adding a few drops to it and letting your cigars stay inside. However, I would’ve loved it if there was a hygrometer to give me the internal readings at any point.

Capacity-wise, there is room for 5 Churchill cigars and still have some leftover for an accessory. Speaking of accessories, there are no cigar cutters or lighters that come with it, making it a slightly worse value for your money compared to models from Flauno and Mrs. Brog. Additionally, there are also no size options which is something I would love to see them do in the future. One last thing to mention is that, unlike other similar models, this one uses stainless steel latch hinges which are much tougher and really seal things nicely.

Pros

  • Waterproof up to one hundred feet
  • Can hold up to five cigars
  • Includes humidifier disc
  • Crushproof case
  • Great-looking color options
  • Low price

Cons

  • Does not allow for precise temperature control
  • Humidifier discs must be replaced or rehydrated often
  • Doesn’t come with a hygrometer

Conclusion

When it comes to performance, these rigid ABS-plastic models have very little competition apart from themselves on the market. The Cigar Caddy 3400-R is no exception to that rule. It is bright, easy to use, and above all – it will protect your cigars more than almost anything else out on the market. If you don’t mind the looks of these types of cigar cases, I would suggest at least trying one on your next trip and seeing for yourself how truly remarkable they are!

2. Scotte Cigar Humidor Case


Our Rating: (5/5)

One of the best-selling travel humidors for this year is, without a doubt, the Scotte Cigar Humidor. It is practical, can hold a lot of cigars at a time, and is fairly good at holding its RH%. That isn’t what makes it such a hot product, however. What makes people want to have it is its price. When it comes to value for your money, this humidor is truly king.

In terms of its design and construction, it is fairly simple. The humidor is tube-shaped and has a short lid on top. The frame of the case is made out of cedarwood. This particular type of wood is excellent at keeping the humidity stable and even has a nice scent to it. All the frame is wrapped in gorgeous-looking leather that is hand-stitched and provides a luxurious feel to the humidor.

And while it nails the looks, performance-wise, it doesn’t score too high. That is my biggest pet peeve with it. It isn’t waterproof like some other models in this price range. Moreover, it doesn’t hold humidity over long periods of time. With that in mind, make sure you strictly use it as a travel humidor because it might ruin your cigars if you treat it as a regular humidor box that can hold your cigars for months if not years.

Pros

  • Gorgeous leather
  • Cedar wood on the inside
  • Comes in black and brown leather
  • Can hold up to 16 cigars
  • Build-in hygrometer
  • Very cheap

Cons

  • Not waterproof
  • Not airtight
  • Doesn’t hold humidity well over long periods of time

Conclusion

One of the things I like about this particular model is that it comes in two different leather colors – black and brown. The black one is quite classy but there is just something about a brown-leather humidor that makes me love it. Size-wise, there are no variations available, and you only get this particular case that can hold up to 16 cigars. Both color options come with a built-in hygrometer on the top lid which is fairly accurate but has a tendency to get stuck from time to time.

All in all, this is a perfect humidor case for people that travel a lot and want something bigger. The typical cigar travel humidor can usually fit up to 5-8 cigars which is what makes this product so good. Getting that capacity at the same price and with that leather wrapped around it is what makes this humidor a must-have!

3. CiTree Cigar Travel Humidor

 



Our Rating: (4.5/5)

The CiTree Cigar Travel Humidor is another beautiful cigar box that comes in a slightly different form factor. It comes with plenty of accessories, a roomy interior, and a great leather wrap. And while this is a much better humidor than the likes of the Scotte models, it is also much more expensive. On top of that, it doesn’t have a great capacity either, making it a slightly more portable alternative.

On the outside, you can get this humidor box with three leather types – brown, black, and black crocodile patterns. All three look good but the black crocodile leather just makes the humidor look out of this world. On the inside, it presents a more traditional design with a wooden cedar box. On the bottom portion, you have your cigar rack where you can fit 5 individual cigars. There are dividers and a leather strap to keep the cigars from moving around when you’re traveling. The top side of the box contains three pockets – 1 for a lighter, 1 for a cigar cutter, and 1 for a humidity pack.

Both the cigar lighter and cutter come included in the box which is a great touch and part of the reason this humidor costs a fair amount of money more than the others. The humidifier slot is designed to work with Boveda’s humidity packs which are truly unique at keeping a steady RH. Still, the box isn’t airtight nor waterproof so it will struggle to keep the humidity constant over long periods.

Pros

  • Amazing looks
  • Comes with 3 leather options
  • Has 5 cigar slots with a leather strap
  • Comes with a cigar cutter and lighter
  • Has a pocket for a Boveda humidity pack
  • Easy to use and travel with

Cons

  • Very expensive
  • Doesn’t have a hygrometer
  • Not airtight nor waterproof

Conclusion

Despite a few downsides such as not being waterproof and not having a hygrometer to keep an eye on the RH, the CiTree Cigar Travel Humidor is a true eye candy. It comes with three beautiful leather options, feels great in your hand, and has unmatched practicality in the small humidor case segment. In summary, if you are not on a tight budget, this should definitely be at the top of your shortlist!

 

4. Mrs. Brog Waterproof Travel Cigar Humidor Case

 


Our Rating: (4.5/5)

Mrs. Brog is one of the leading brands when it comes to cigar accessories. Their humidors and travel cases are among my favorite. The reason for this is that they are cheap, practical, and very well-built. That build quality is the very reason most of their models are airtight and waterproof, which is great for keeping steady RH levels in your humidor.

Unlike the other travel humidors on this list, Mrs. Brog’s one is actually made out of ABS plastic. That is a good material choice for people that let their humidors get exposed to the elements. This particular plastic is very durable against drops and is also UV-resistant. The way the construction of the humidor is designed, the insides get protected from air leaks and water splashes when it’s closed. There are two clasps that keep everything tightly shut together. Plastic is also very lightweight which makes it perfect for traveling and even allows this case to float on water.

Depending on the size of your cigars, this box will be able to handle up to 8 individual cigars. The cigars sit in a custom-shaped urethane foam which keeps them snuggled tightly inside without much room to move and deteriorate. In the middle of the box, there is a built-in humidifier that keeps the RH at the desired % at all times. However, it will need a few drops of water every now and then, so keep that in mind.

There are no color options available here but the brand does offer a similar but much bigger travel humidor case. Accessories-wise, there are no build-in hygrometers, lighters, or cutters that come with it. While this isn’t ideal, it is what keeps the overall price of this case that low.

Pros

  • Made out of ABS plastic
  • Waterproof
  • Shockproof
  • Can hold up to 8 cigars
  • Urethan foam lined interior
  • Very cheap
  • Build-in humidifier

Cons

  • Does not come with any accessories
  • Does not have a built-in hygrometer

Conclusion

In short, the Mrs’ Brog Waterproof travel cigar case is one of the most rigid models out there. It is resistant to splashes, drops, and is also airtight unlike many other models in this price class. Speaking of the price, it is also one of the cheapest humidor cases on this list, making it an offer that is impossible to refuse by someone on a tighter budget.

5. AMANCY Portable Travel Leather Cigar Humidor Case


Our Rating: (4.5/5)

The Amancy Portable Leather Cigar Humidor case is a very similar model to the Scotte humidor we reviewed. However, thanks to being smaller, it is much more practical and far easier to use in the real world. That smaller design makes it fit your luggage easier and makes it a much better companion for the golf field. Speaking of gold, the brand also offers a humidor that looks like a golf bag if you want to surprise some of your friends!

While the capacity is only limited to around 5 cigars, this humidor boasts a great build quality. The inner cedar box is lined with beautiful black leather. There is no brown leather option, at least not in this form factor. The brown leather models of the brand all have different shapes and hold fewer cigars.

Accessories-wise, there is a built-in hygrometer on the top cap. Just like most other analog hygrometers, it isn’t the most accurate out there but it gets the job done. You also get a long humidifier on the inside and a dropper.

Pros

  • Stylish design
  • Cedar wood interior
  • Built-in hygrometer
  • Easy to carry
  • Durable
  • Good value for the money

Cons

  • Not waterproof
  • Not fully airtight

Conclusion

All in all, these tube-shaped cigar cases are becoming so popular for a reason. They look great and are easy to hold. On top of that, they are often cheaper than regular cigar boxes and are far more convenient to put in your luggage. This particular model is great if you’re looking for something smaller and don’t want to spend an arm and a leg!

 

6. Pardo Cigar Travel Humidor Case with Digital Hygrometer

 



Our Rating: (4.5/5)

The Pardo with Digital Hygrometer Cigar Travel Humidor case is another rigid model that is very familiar in terms of its design to other models such as the Mrs. Brog one. It costs slightly more but is also of a slightly better build quality, which is why it is most people’s preferred choice. With people taking their cigars to different locations, more and more models are moving away from the classic cedar wood construction. This is why ABS plastic models such as this one are slowly taking over.

The ABS plastic body of this humidor is built very well. It is tough and completely shockproof. On top of that, the clasps seal the humidor very well against outside elements. That means the case is waterproof, airtight, and will hold a relatively stable RH much better than a wood/leather case. On the inside, there is molded foam cushioning made for your cigars which will keep them safe during travel.

Capacity-wise, this case can fit up to 5 cigars with a smaller gauge or 4 larger ones. There are no size options nor any color options, so you’re sort of stuck with this regular black version. And while the lack of a hygrometer is somewhat disappointing, the built-in humidifier makes up for it. That removes any need for additional humidifiers being bought and it only works by adding a few drops of water every now and then.

Pros

  • Rigid construction
  • Built-in Digital Hygrometer
  • Hard ABS plastic
  • Shockproof, waterproof, and airtight
  • Good value for your money
  • Can hold up to 5 smaller cigars
  • Strong clasps
  • Comes with a built-in humidifer

Cons

  • No additional accessories
  • Doesn’t come in any color or size options

Conclusion

While a ton of brands are still focusing on making a good-looking humidor that follows the traditional design and building cues, brands like Pardo take a different approach. This ABS plastic case is as good of protection for your cigars as possible. And not only does it keep your cigars safe but it can also keep them fresh for quite a while. All that for the same price as a traditional leather travel humidor makes it a truly good deal to consider!

 

7. HF Leather Travel Humidor 5



Our Rating: (4.5/5)

Taking your precious cigars with you on your travels is, without a doubt, a risky business. These cigars need protection from damage and proper humidity and temperature control, hence the need for the best travel cigar humidor. For that, the HF Leather Travel Humidor 5 won’t disappoint.

This compact cigar storage measures 2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches and weighs 802 grams. It’s the perfect size to hold up to five cigars. The outer flap has a strong magnet to keep it tightly closed during transport.

The best thing to love about it is that you won’t have to give up style just to ensure they stay protected and in excellent condition. The leather exterior comes in an eye-catching red or white color that is guaranteed to turn heads.

As for the interior, you will love the slide-out tray made of Okoume, a special kind of wood that won’t affect your cigar’s flavor and aroma. The interior tray features five slots to keep your cigars separated. To use this travel humidor, all you have to do is put enough distilled water or cigar solution in the included humidifier.

Pros

  • Made from genuine leather
  • Can hold up to five cigars
  • Lightweight
  • Includes a humidifier
  • Compact design
  • Good price

Cons

  • Does not come with a hygrometer

Conclusion

Got an overnight business trip? Regardless if it’s a two-day trip or an extended vacation, you’ll find the HFLeather Travel Humidor 5 a good solution for keeping your cigars safe. It is just the right size to hold five cigars and comes with its own built-in humidification device.

 

8. Scotte Portable Travel Cigar Humidor


Our Rating: (4.5/5)

The Scotte Portable Travel Cigar Humidor Case is one of my favorite models for this year. It is packed full of features and is the only travel humidor you will need if you’re looking for something small and practical. It resembles the design of the CiTree travel case in a lot of ways but is cheaper and quite a lot more interesting in its looks. One thing it doesn’t beat the CiTree humidor in, though, is the build quality but that is just about the only notable downside I could find.

On the outside, this case comes wrapped in beautiful ostrich-pattern leather that really looks like nothing else on the market currently. The leather case can be zipped down and it wraps a wooden humidor box made out of cedar. Inside the box, you have 4 individual slots. This is another slight downside since other similar boxes can hold up to 5 cigars. Either way, there are the same pockets for your cigar cutter and cigar lighter, as well as the leather strap for the cigars to stay in place.

Below the two small pockets, there is a box for the humidifier. It comes in the package and is very easy to take out and put back in after you’re moisturized it. On the wall of the box, there is a built-in hygrometer. While it is analog, it tends to give you accurate readings of what is going on inside the box. The box itself isn’t air-tight nor waterproof so make sure you don’t treat it as a full-on cigar humidor but rather a travel case that is good for up to a week or two.

Pros

  • Looks beautiful
  • Inner cedar box
  • Has a strap for the cigars
  • Comes with a cigar cutter
  • Has a built-in analog hygrometer
  • Easy to use humidifier

Cons

  • A bit expensive
  • Only holds 4 cigars
  • Not air-tight
  • Doesn’t hold humidity as long as a normal humidor

Conclusion

One thing that I would’ve wanted from this case is for it to come in multiple sizes and color options. As it is, you are limited to the brown ostrich leather with the 4 cigar slots on the inside. For some people, this just won’t be enough, especially since there are much cheaper travel humidors that can hold far more cigars. Still, this remains a highly-luxurious and gorgeous-looking case that is slightly expensive but more than makes up for it thanks to all the accessories you’re getting and simply the way it looks. If you’re not on a limited budget, this is a classy choice!

 

9. Flauno Travel Cigar Humidor Case


Our Rating: (4.5/5)

The Flauno Travel Cigar Humidor Case is another bulletproof option if you’re looking for something that will protect your cigars no matter what. These ABS-plastic humidor cases have become the go-to for adventurous people or simply people who like to move around and not worry about their cigars getting crushed or ruined by excessive moisture. It is a rather cheap option that also comes with a high-quality stainless steel cigar cutter, making it a no-brainer.

As I mentioned, the majority of the Flauno case’s construction consists of ABS plastic. This material is shock-proof and thanks to the tight seal it also makes the case waterproof. On the inside, there is modeled foam that is designed in a way to hold up to 5 cigars no matter their gauge and length. Thanks to the case being slightly longer, you can also store your cigar cutter or lighter next to the cigars.

One thing I absolutely love about the Flauno cigar humidor case is that it comes in two cigars. The one we’re reviewing here is the model that holds up to 5 cigars. However, you can also get this in a 15-cigar configuration. The bigger box is less practical and not as good for traveling but it is only slightly more expensive making it a much better deal for your money. Both options come in black only.

Pros

  • Very durable
  • Waterproof and air-tight
  • Holsd 5 large cigars
  • Comes with a cigar cutter
  • Good price
  • Has a built-in humidifier
  • Shockproof
  • 2 size options

Cons

  • Not as good-looking as some other more traditional options
  • The clasps don’t close as tight as some other similar models
  • No hygrometer

Conclusion

While this isn’t your traditional humidor or travel case for cigars, it certainly makes up for all that thanks to its performance. The Flauno travel cigar case is durable, resilient, and comes at a killer price. While there is no built-in hygrometer as in some other similarly priced models, there is a humidifier on the inside. Having the option to choose between two sizes is also great for people that want to bring along more than just a few cigars. All in all, this is a great all-rounder that deserves your consideration!

 

10. Vaultek LifePod Humidor Cigar Lock Box



Our Rating: (4/5)

Last but definitely not least on this list is the Vaultek LifePod Humidor Cigar Lock Box. This one is truly different from everything we’ve already covered so buckle up as there are tons of features to go through. On the outside, the LifePod is made out of durable composite materials that make it waterproof, shockproof, and completely airtight when closed. And while it is very big it isn’t as heavy as you might think. It has a slim profile allowing it to slide into your luggage with no issues.

When it comes to opening it, there is a myriad of methods available to you. For one, you can open it with the keys provided out of the box. You get two of these keys and they are vital in case the battery runs down and you need a way to get it. Additionally, you can use the backlit capacitive keypad to enter your unique 4-8 digit code. Lastly, you can use the biometric scanner for fast access using a pre-installed fingerprint.

On the inside, you find a beautiful box made out of cedarwood. There is a lid organizer up top as well as a leather strap for the cigars. In the mesh pocket you can hold things like humidifying packs or other accessories you use for smoking.

One truly ground-breaking feature here is the Bluetooth connectivity and the app. Now, I won’t go into huge details but, in short, this case can sense when the environment around it has changed and adjust the internal humidity accordingly. It can also detect temperature changes and notify you through the app straight away. This allows you to keep a watchful eye over the contents of the box and avoid your cigars getting ruined.

Pros

  • Unique design and functionality
  • Biometric authentication
  • Built-in locking system
  • Can have a PIN up to 8 digits long
  • Has a lid organized
  • Spanish cedar cigar tray
  • Waterproof
  • Has a Bluetooth app

Cons

  • Extremely expensive
  • Doesn’t fit a ton of cigars
  • Runs on batteries
  • Bulky and a bit heavy compared to other travel humidors

Conclusion

The LifePod can actually fit up to 15 on the inside when you stack the cigars. However, in my opinion, the ideal number of cigars to put in the tray is 8 since they will all have an individual slot that way. There is a leather strap that will go over them and keep them safe. On the top lid, you also have your pockets for the accessorize you’ve chosen to bring along your journey such as a lighter or cutter. In short, this is truly the cream of the crop both when it comes to technology and cigar protection. If you can afford this travel case, you shouldn’t think twice about getting it!

 

Travel Humidors Buyer’s Guide

Humidors are often used by cigar aficionados to keep several cigars fresh. So, if you have plenty of cigars and don’t know how to correctly store them, or you’re looking for a way to keep them tasting fresh, or age them, then a humidor is a perfect option. Of course, cigar humidor coolers are also a great option since they offer better climate control. But these coolers are relatively new to the cigar world, which is why most smokers stick was a basic humidor to keep their cigars tasting fresh.

To prevent staleness, cigars must be kept at the right temperature in order to prevent mold growth or the tobacco from drying out. A standard humidor is always a great option but most models are not travel-friendly. Fortunately, with the rising popularity of cigar smoking these days, more and more manufacturers are coming out with travel-sized models that will allow you to take your cigars with you on vacation, to work, or for a fun round of golf.

Why You Need a Humidor for the Golf Course

As you probably already know, cigars need a warm environment with a touch of humidity in order to prevent them from drying out. However, this type of environment can also help to enhance the cigar’s aroma and flavor. When you have several cigars that you want to carry with you out on the course, it’s important that you have a humidor that’s designed to preserve and store them without allowing moisture in, and one that will prevent the tobacco from drying out.

Fortunately, there are many high-end models of humidors available that come equipped with hygrometers inside. These devices will keep track of the humidity level and give you the ability to closely monitor internal conditions.


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Cigar sizes can vary, which is why you’ll need a model that can hold shorter or longer cigars. Some smokers tend to gravitate towards cigarillo styles which are extremely thin. Because of this, humidors are also used to keep cigars securely in place and prevent damage, especially if they’re being transported.

If you’re new to cigar smoking and you don’t currently store your cigars in a humidor at home, then purchasing one for the golf course or for travelling will give you a better idea of the difference in quality, taste, and flavor that your cigars will offer compared to the ones you’ve stored at home out in the open.

Features to Look For

Sine there are countless portable humidors out there, finding one won’t be easy. That’s why in this section we will look at all the individual characteristics that make a good model good. Here are some of the major features that you will have to look for when selecting a new travel humidor:

  • Freshness
  • Portability
  • Design
  • Accessories
  • Price
  • Versatility
  • Lining
  • Exterior design
  • Warranty

Freshness

cigars

The biggest benefit that comes from storing cigars in a humidor, especially when you travel is the fact that they can keep your cigars tasting fresh wherever you go. But to protect your cigars when you’re out and about you need a case that comes equipped with a hygrometer and humidifier in order to achieve the perfect freshness level. Most types of humidifiers work by preserving cigars, as long as they’re made with a proper seal design and out of high-quality materials.

Travel humidors are often rated by their ability to keep your cigars well hydrated and good-tasting. That often boils down to how well they can seal. Typically, cases have strong clamps and insulation that will allow them to keep the inside RH levels steady without loosing too much. Leather cases tend to hold humidity far worse. However, they are geared more towards brief periods where you take your cigars with you on much shorter journeys.

For instance, golf course humidors are often small and don’t hold RH well simply because they don’t really have to. Whatever you put in there will most likely be smoked within the same day. Leaving your cigars in these types of travel humidors, however, isn’t a great idea.

Portability

Models that are designed as travel humidors are small in size and measure only 2 to 3 inches wide. Some models feature a design that ranges up to 12 inches long and offers a much wider design. This is usually based on the type of cigars they’re designed to store.

However, if you only want to take between two to six cigars with you out on the course, then you’ll only really need a pocket case that can accommodate different cigar sizes and lengths, which will allow you to take cigars with you and keep them protected and tasting fresh. If you like to bring cigars to share with your other golf buddies, then you’ll need a slightly bigger case. However, most caddy style humidors can hold between four and six cigars, which should be plenty for a round of golf.

Design

These days humidors will come in a wide variety of designs. These devices are made from different types of material ranging from plastic, nylon to wood and leather. Fortunately, you can find high-quality wood, plastic, nylon, and leather cases that are very durable. When you purchase one, always consider the environment you’ll be playing in. If you live in a particularly humid climate, then you’ll want a model that offers top-of-the-line protection.

In terms of the form-factor, travel humidors can be either in the shape of a box or a small case that can fit 2-3 cigars. Boxes have stronger clamps and have room for humidifiers while the leather cases typically don’t.

Accessories

Most modern models will come equipped with everything that you’ll need to get started with your new cigar hobby. The best models will allow you to store a wide variety of cigars, and will also come equipped with good cigar cutters. Some also have small storage spaces where you can store cigar lighters and other accessories.


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Price

If you can’t afford a full-size humidor, then this type of travel-friendly model can be the perfect option. Purchase a portable model for around $50, with a capacity of four to eight cigars. Of course, how well a travel-friendly model can protect your cigars will also depend on the craftsmanship and the materials used.

Versatility

If you’re new to cigar smoking, then you may have noticed that some of your golf buddies store their cigars in small travel tubes that can easily fit into their pocket. These cases are the perfect accessory if you simply need to take one cigar on the go for a quick round. Of course, you may need something bigger if you plan on sharing with friends, or are making a day of it out on the course.

Some portable humidors are much larger and come equipped with handles that will allow you to easily carry it from hole to hole. These bigger models can hold up to around ten to twelve cigars, however, you will also find some that can hold up to twenty or more.

Lining

three cigars in a black leather case

A high-quality case will be lined with Spanish cedar. Almost all top-of-the-line travel models will use cedar for the lining. Of course, Spanish cedar is the best option because it can naturally regulate moisture. Some cigar smokers also claim that cedar works to enhance the cigar’s flavor. However, it’s also common knowledge that storing your cigars in a cedar-lined humidor can also negatively impact the taste, causing the cigars to taste somewhat bitter. Leather is another common choice for the lining of expensive humidor cases. Speaking of that…

Exterior Design

Most cigar aficionados will prefer models that are made out of genuine leather for the exterior of the case. The type of material used on the exterior is equally as important as what’s used on the inside. You’ll want to find a case that’s made out of durable, high-quality material that keeps the moisture in. Additionally, the material used for the exterior should also be able to help with heat retention.

If you’re looking for a case that’s scratch-resistant and waterproof, then you’re better off choosing a sealed wood case, one made out of carbon, or plastic.

Warranty

Many major manufacturers will include a guarantee or warranty to ensure that the cigars stay fresh and protected. However, not every humidor will come with a warranty, but you’ll find that many of the bigger brands will offer at least a one-year limited warranty in the event of a manufacturing defect. Some companies will also offer a 90-day money-back guarantee if the humidor fails to keep your cigars fresh.

Using Your Humidor Outdoors

Most travel-friendly humidors are specifically designed to fit inside a golf bag or in your pocket. But you’ll also need to choose a model that can handle your type of environment. If you happen to live in a state that receives plenty of dry and cold weather during the winter then you’ll need a model that is big enough to accommodate a humidifier. In hot climates, less humidity will be needed, so if you’re planning on playing a round of golf close to the water or you live in a state that remains humid most of the year, then a humidifier may not even be necessary. Keep in mind, that too much humidity and heat can quickly cause mold growth.

If you live in a state that actually experiences all four seasons, then you’ll need one that comes equipped with a humidifier and hygrometer. The more feature-packed the humidor is, the lower your chances of having to toss out damaged cigars.

A Great Buy for the Cigar Enthusiast on a Budget

Many new cigar smokers often wonder if they can use this type of compact humidor in place of a larger home model. However, this will all depend on how often you smoke and how many cigars you keep at home. You can use this golf course style model inside the home, however, they tend to be more sensitive to humidity and temperature changes inside a room compared to a regular full-size humidor.

Cigars should be treated in much the same manner that you would treat a perishable item from the grocery store. Whenever you buy a new cigar take along your travel case with you to ensure that it remains fresh from the time you purchase it until the time you bring it home. If you only keep a couple of cigars on hand then keeping them safe in a travel-friendly model should work out just fine. But if you intend to take this hobby seriously and purchase a variety of different flavors and styles of cigars, then it’s important that you invest in a full-size model.

Final Thoughts

The best travel humidors for the golf course will give you a perfect way to enjoy your favorite smoke while you’re playing a round of golf with your buddies. Some models are small enough that they can easily slip in the pocket of your golf bag, while other, slightly larger models will come equipped with carrying handles so you can easily bring your case from hole to hole.

If you’re serious about cigar smoking then you know how important it is to keep your cigar in a controlled environment at all times. This type of travel-friendly style humidor is the perfect option for a fun day out on the links for the cigar aficionado who wants to enjoy a good smoke in great company.