You’re where many cigar smokers have stood before. You unzipped your new humidor bag. You gently tugged at the sides. And it didn’t open. Now you’re wondering—if you pull really hard will you break this new Boveda Humidor Bag?
Never fear, you got this. Opening the medium and large humidor bags is tricky because of a protective heat seal—one reason it’s superior to food bags for cigar storage. Watch this video to learn how to open a medium and large Boveda Humidor Bag.
Just Pull Hard—And No, You Won’t Tear it
What If the Humidor Bag is “Puffed Up” with Air After You Close It?
There will always be air inside your humidor bag after you close it. Don’t try to squeeze air out of a closed humidor bag. You could pop it, which will make you unhappy.
If it’s too “puffed up,” open the bag about an inch then gently press on areas not containing cigars to release excess air. Careful not to crush your cigars! Remember to reseal the bag.
How Long Does a Boveda Humidor Bag Last?
A lifetime. Even though it says “one year” on the front, the Boveda Humidor Bag is reusable. It’s the Boveda inside the humidor bag that expires after a year. When the Boveda that came with your humidor bag starts to get crunchy and rigid, then it’s time to replace the pack.
Can You Reuse a Boveda Humidor Bag?
YES! You can refill a Boveda Humidor Bag with Boveda 69% RH. At 69%, you’ll maintain a perfect environment for premium cigars in a humidor bag.
Using an RH above 69% is not recommended in a humidor bag, which is an airtight environment. If the moisture level is too high, cigars can develop mold. So stick with 69% RH, which prevents mold growth while humidifying cigars. And never mix different RH levels within the same humidor bag or humidor.
Where Should You Store Your Boveda Humidor Bag?
Store your Boveda Humidor Bag wherever you usually store cigars. Because the bags are streamlined, they’re perfect on the go. Slip them into a carry-on, golf bag, breast pocket or ski boot bag—places a traditional humidor won’t easily fit.
OVERVIEW: OPENING A NEW BOVEDA HUMIDOR BAG
FOR A MEDIUM OR LARGE HUMIDOR BAG:
- Unzip the bag using the plastic zipper, which will reveal a heat seal.
- Apply firm pressure to pull the opening of the bag apart to break the heat seal. (It might feel like you’ll rip the bag, but you won’t. Just give it a really good tug.)
- Run your finger up and down to separate the rest of the opening. Add cigars.
FOR A SMALL HUMIDOR BAG:
- On the sides of the bag near the top are notches to show you where to open the bag.
- Tear off the top of the bag, then pull the opposing top edges apart.
- Open the bag to insert your cigars.