What Boveda RH do I need for tobacco?

65% RH — For Cuban cigars because Cuban cigars are tightly bound and tend to mold at a higher RH level. We recommend this RH for long-term storage of oily tobacco commonly found in Puro cigars from one territory.

69% RH (Most popular RH for premium cigars) — For cigars in airtight humidors, including but not exclusively for Boveda Humidor Bags, Boveda Acrylic Humidors, polymer travel humidors. Also best for high-end humidors, including but not exclusively Elie Bleu and Daniel Marshall.

72% RH—For cigars in most wood humidors, glass top humidors and non-polymer travel humidors. Since wood humidors exchange moisture, it’s not uncommon to see a decrease of 2–5%RH. The 72% accommodates and even compensates for the moisture loss allowing the humidor to maintain a sought-after high 60s RH level.

75% RH — For cigars in drafty humidors and extreme environments, the 75% accommodates a high amount of moisture loss allowing the humidor to maintain a high 60s RH level. Also recommended for humidors housed at high altitudes and in desert-like conditions (use at your own discretion).

84% RH — ONLY use to precondition (or season) a wood humidor WITHOUT cigars in it. This formula is specifically designed to provide moisture directly to the cellular structure of the wood humidor during the seasoning process. Once you’ve seasoned with Boveda, your humidor is primed for your most treasured cigars.

GOOD TO KNOW:

  1. Don’t mix RH levels within the same humidor.
  2. Don’t use Boveda in the same humidor with other humidification products because they will fight against each other and reduce the efficiency of Boveda.
  3. It’s common that the actual RH of your humidor will stabilize up to 5 points lower than the Boveda RH you’re using because of humidor quality and ambient dryness. All Boveda are accurate to +/- 1% of the RH printed on the pack in an airtight environment. Ideal RH for cigars can range from 60%-72% depending on your cigar inventory.

 

Watch this video to learn more about which RH is right for your humidor.

 

 

 

 

65% CUBAN CIGARS Tightly bound and tend to mold at a higher RH level
69% AIRTIGHT HUMIDORS Most popular
72% MOST HUMIDORS Such as wood, glass top, or travel
75% DRAFTY HUMIDORS Recommended for very dry climates-use at your descretion
84% HUMIDOR SEASONING Only use to pre-condition a wooden humidor WITHOUT cigars in it
65% CUBAN CIGARS
Tightly bound and tend to mold at a higher RH level
69% AIRTIGHT HUMIDORS
Most popular
72% MOST HUMIDORS
Such as wood, glass top, or travel
75% DRAFTY HUMIDORS
Recommended for very dry climates-use at your descretion
84% HUMIDOR SEASONING
Only use to pre-condition a wooden humidor WITHOUT cigars in it