I pruchased this humidor for a gift. It came packaged and protected very well. The packaging was dented a little and I thought that when I opened the box, I might find a damaged humidor. That was not the case. Its packaged so well it did not harm the humidor.
The humidor it self is stunning. The inlaid wood top looks amazing. The drawer had a very small ding in it - so small I can hardly notice it, but other than that the quality/fit/finish is quite good. The tray fits perfectly and comes with an adjustable divider. The lock/key work easily but are more for show than anything else. Overall - an excellent humidor that is functional and affordable.
Cuban Crafters makes some very nice quality yet reasonably priced humidors. This is not a top of the line humidor but it also doesn't cost $800+. For the price you get a humidor that will keep your sticks fresh and the fit and finish is quite good. Mine's been up and running for over three years and it hasn't let me down in any way and I constantly get complements on it. Even the analog hygrometer was accurate which doesn't happen often with that type. They also back everything they sell with great customer service. This is my 4th humidor and I would highly recommend them. Along with humidors, Cuban Crafters also makes and sells some of the best Nicaraguan cigars I've smoked and they are also reasonably priced for the quality you get.
This humidor is such a great value. Very nice looking and well built. Most importantly, it holds a perfect 70% humidity. I checked the hygrometer using the salt test that the manufacturer suggested. I was lucky, it was calibrated perfectly with no adjustment required. I season the humidor as per the manufacturers instructions. DO NOT wipe it with distilled water like some people online suggest. It takes a few days to get the humidity up, but once it's there it stays. Some other reviews mention no adjustment/calibration on the hydrometer. I'm not sure if that's true or not since mine was right on. Don't let that deter you, you'll want a $20 digital one anyway.
I have about 80 sticks in it, I don't think it will hold 150. maybe 100-110 of varying sizes. If you are only going to store 20 smokes, get a smaller humidor, this thing is big. I think you;d have a hard time keeping the humidity up with 20 cigars in it.
External gauge, drawer on the bottom for cutters and lighters, nice finish on the wood, large size. This thing is a steal at this price, buy it, you won't regret it. It's a better cutter than they show in the picture.
How accurate was the sizing? Probably holf 100 cigars
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Nice finish, nice seal, well built
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
Humidor is great looking. However, from the start I was unable to calibrate the hygrometer (it has no adjustment capacity) and I never felt confident with its accuracy. I later purchased an additional digital hygrometer to put inside the humidor and determined a 5% variation. Also I'm having difficulty getting the humidity level up to 70%...I'm nearer 56%.
Given the large size of this box I probably need to load it up with more cigars and beef up the humidification capacity. It's really a bigger unit than I probably should have purchased given my cigar appetite. Instructions and problem solving information could stand improvement. If I can bring the humidity up to 70% I'll be okay with the purchase, however I would not recommend this unit if you only want to store 15-20 sticks...it's just too big, and I suspect the proper humidity level will be difficult to maintain.
I didn't expect it to be as big or nice as it is. It is absolutely gorgeous and worth every penny. It was purchased as a gift and I can assure you is top notch and as classy as they get. I'm now thinking about getting one for my office because the woodwork is simply that nice. Saying I'm pleased is an understatement...and I received it in 3 days.
I needed a bigger humidor and had priced them elsewhere. someone told me about Overstock.com so I took a look. not only did I find what I was looking for, but cheaper than all other places I searched for the same piece. on time delivery and great service has made me an overstock.com customer for a long time.
How accurate was the sizing? exact
Please tell us about the quality of the product. this humidor is a top quality piece
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? no defects
Purchased as a gift for my husband several years ago now. He was blown away by the quality of the craftsmanship and the attention to detail. His friends always comment on how nice it is. The inlaid top is absolutely gorgeous and the quality of the hinges is fantastic. I did a great deal of humidor research before finally choosing this piece. It has all the high end features that you need in a humidor including piano hinges and the quality of the interior wood. Also, the seal of the box when closing is wonderful. One of the best pieces of advice I read when purchasing a humidor is always to go a little larger than you'd think to allow room for the collection to grow. The only down fall of the piece was the included humidifying kit. My husband upgraded the interior humidifying components from an outside source and that has made all the difference.
How accurate was the sizing? spot on
Please tell us about the quality of the product. gorgeous quality humidor at a fraction of the cost
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
A very attractive humidor at a great price! The only caveat-- the external analog hygrometer is essentially useless (it looks nice, though!)... but I have a digital one that I circulate periodically between my humidors to ensure they're keeping optimal RH. This one, upon filling it with cigars (that had been transfered from another humidor), was registering 74% right out of the box. The little accessory drawer is a great feature, too. All-in-all, it's a very nice looking box with great features and capacity, and it maintains stable humidity. What more could I want?
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