New Cigar Holder

After doing a lot of research I decided to purchase a Zino 2-Cigar holder. I looked at a few different brands and options:

One of the first considerations was a 2 or 3 holder. My rationale in purchasing a holder to begin with was pure portability so 2 over 3 just made sense to me. Also, I have a a 5 capacity Herf-A-Dor for extended trips (I’ll discuss the Herf-A-Dor in another post).

The top competitors for the cigar case were Warped, Davidoff and Zino (owned by Davidoff). I looked at the Carbon Fiber cases from Davidoff and a few others online – they look very cool but after more research I concluded leather was better for me. One of the appeals of leather is the aging process and uniqueness of coloring over time.

Warped:

These look very sharp, beautiful colors, and the quality is great. They utilize something they’ve coined called “hyper-fuse” so there are no seems. The reason I didn’t go with them is purely because of the size constraints (length) and a bit more $ than I wanted to spend. They have 4 sizes, but I was looking for more of a one-size fits most. They didn’t really have this, but in the future I will probably give them a shot. The colors are really unique.

http://www.warpedcigars.com

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Davidoff/Zino

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I ended up going with a DC Zino holder. After some email exchanges with Davidoff I decided this a great case for me. Per Davidoff:

R- Robusto – 46rg to 54rg (Robusto, Corona)

DC- Double Corona – 46rg to 56rg  (But it will fit longer cigar, like a Toro, Double Corona, Churchill)

XL- Extra Large Cigars – 56rg to 62rg (Gordo, Gigante)

The color and quality are excellent. Cigars stay fresh for up to 10 days, although I haven’t tested this yet…, and the price was right for me. Some of the other Davidoff’s were circa $130.00. I ended up finding this one at an authorized retailer shop in Minnesota who shipped it to me rather quickly and on sale ($70.00)!

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