There are a multitude of cigar accessories that can make smoking your next cigar more enjoyable, such as humidors, cutters, cigar cases, lighters, ashtrays and air purifiers. Some of these are essential whereas others would make for a nice gift for yourself or a loved one. Read on to check out our six best cigar accessories for you or the cigar connoisseur in your life.
The Six Cigar Accessories Any Cigar Smoker Needs
For those new to the art of cigar smoking, a humidor is a must-buy. In order to retain their flavour and strength, it’s essential to keep your cigars at an optimum temperature of 21°C with near 70% humidity and a humidor will do exactly that.
Designed to mimic the specific climate of Cuba, storing your cigars in a humidor will ensure they age and mature well over time.
Choose a large humidor to store your cigars a home and opt for a travel sized humidor to keep your cigars at their best when you head off on holiday.
The majority of handmade cigars are finished with a cap. In order to be able to smoke a cigar, you need to cut the top – or ‘cap’ – off with a cigar cutter. The cap can be cut with a knife, but this can cause a jagged effect, damaging the end of the cigar and causing precious tobacco to be lost.
A cigar cutter is mechanical, ensuring the end of the cigar is cut precisely and evenly. Available in an array of sizes, choose a cutter to fit your chosen brand and size of cigar.
Keep your cigars safe on the move with a premium leather cigar case. Constructed from all natural materials, a case ensures your cigars can ‘breathe’, in optimum humid conditions. Typically adjustable in length to accommodate cigars of different sizes, you can choose the capacity to suit you, from a case which holds 2-3 cigars to a larger design which holds up to 5 cigars.
Single cigar cases – also known as cigar tubes – are ideal for keeping one cigar safe in your pocket, bag or suitcase. Reinforced ends ensure your cigar is safe from being crushed or damaged on the move.
Don’t spoil your cigar smoking experience with a poor quality lighter or even matches – invest in a premium cigar lighter and ensure your cigar lights first time, every time.
Choose your lighter based on your preferred cigar. Small ring cigars are the ideal match for single jet cigar lighters, whereas larger ring cigars such as 60 ring and above will require a multi-flame lighter, such as those with three jets.
Never light your cigar with a petrol lighter, as the fuel can affect the subtle taste of the cigar.
More than just a place to discard your cigar butts, a cigar ashtray can be decorative as well as functional. Designed to rest a single cigar or several, a glass or crystal ashtray is a classic choice, whereas steel and metal add a modern touch. A folding or portable ashtray is ideal for smoking your cigars on the move or whilst you’re travelling.
Designed to remove cigar smoke and odour from the air, if your friends and family don’t enjoy the distinctive aroma of cigar smoke as much as you do, an air purifier is just what you need.
Ensure you choose an air purifier that is powerful enough for the size of your room. As standard, an air purifier will need to be able to filter the air 5 times per hour to be fully effective. This process is referred to as ACPH – air charges per hour.