How to Use Boveda Humidipak's 2-Way Humidity Control (Instructions)

Humidipak’s 2-way humidity control solves every problem with refillable humidifiers.

Never guess if or when to refill your humidifier again.

Cycles in humidity are eliminated.

Choose the RH level you prefer - 65, 69, 72, or 75%.

No more hassle of using distilled water.

Bóveda is available in four different RH levels—65, 69, 72 and 75 percent—allowing consumers to choose their desired RH level based on the type of cigars they smoke and/or the moisture-barrier qualities of the humidor. For example, a humidor that doesn't hold moisture very well may need a higher humidity level just to compensate for the higher moisture loss.

TIP: You can extend the life of your Boveda packs! Before the packs dry out, when they feel grainy to the touch, submerge in distilled water for 3 days , then lay it on a paper towel and pat dry before putting it back in the humidor. If the pack is completely dry, submerge for 5 days in distilled water.


%RH on Packet

Actual RH Inside Wood Humidor*


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* The resultant RH level is dependent on climate and quality of humidor.

Simply place the correct number of Bóveda packets inside your humidor to maintain a precise relative humidity. The number of Bóveda packets to use depends on the cubic volume of the humidor—regardless of how many cigars are actually stored inside.  REPLACE PACKETS EVERY 2 MONTHS.

As a guide, use one Bóveda packet for every 25 cigars the humidor can hold. For example, a 50-count humidor would need two Bóveda packets; a 75-count humidor would need three Bóveda packets, and so on. The only exception to this guideline is for a small 25-count humidor where a minimum of two packets is still needed due to surface area and volume.


Humidor Capacity

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Each Bóveda packet consists of a specially prepared saturated solution of pure water and natural salt. This saturated solution is contained within a water-vapor permeable “reverse osmosis” membrane. Within a closed desktop humidor Bóveda maintains a predetermined level of (RH) by releasing or absorbing purified water-vapor—as needed—through the membrane.

Bóveda provides the cleanest and most purified humidity of all other products available on the market today.

For humidors made in China...

Some humidors, although made well, lack the proper moisture barrier on the bottom-side of the humidor. For some reason, some humidor manufacturers give great attention to the quality of the sides, top and seal locations of their humidors but neglect the side that nobody sees—the bottom. This is particularly common in humidors that are made in China. An enormous amount of moisture evaporates through the bottom side of many of the humidors that are made in China because the bottom is merely a thin piece of wood with a felt covering—and absolutely no moisture barrier coating whatsoever. For these humidors, you may need to increase the quantity of Bóveda packets in order to "catch up" to the rate of moisture loss through the bottom.



Can I lay the Bóveda packets directly on top of my cigars?

Yes. Unlike all refillable humidifiers, Bóveda can be placed directly in contact with your cigars without any risk to them whatsoever. And since Bóveda emits the cleanest, most purified water-vapor available, and since they will only emit the perfect amount of water-vapor—not too much and not too little—the cigars that are in direct contact will never get over-humidified.

Do I need to activate the Bóveda packets?

No. Bóveda packets are ready to use when you receive them. All you need to do is take each Bóveda packet out of the clear over-wrap and simply place them inside your desktop humidor and you’re done. That's right, there’s absolutely no work or effort required on your part. By using Bóveda, you don’t have to adjust any valves or try to figure out if you’ve put in too much or not enough water and you never have to fill or refill your device with water again—ever.

What RH level should I choose?

Choosing the correct Bóveda RH level depends on two factors—(1) the effectiveness of your humidor, and (2) your own personal taste. If you smoke cigars from different countries of origin, our recommendation is to maintain your humidor at 68 to 69%, as this will be a very good level for all types of cigars and blends. Therefore, in order to compensate for the rate of moisture loss that occurs in wood humidors, you will need to choose the Bóveda 72% just to maintain the desired level of 68 to 69%. In non-wood humidors, on the other hand, such as hard plastic or Tupperware, the Bóveda packets will maintain the RH at exactly the level stated on the front of each packet.

TIP: If you're looking for a new humidification system or to upgrade your current humidifier, here is a nice info-graphic to help you choose the Humidifier what will work best for your needs:

Choosing the Right Humidifier for your Humidor - Info Graphics

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04/26/2023byAlfredo UExcelente
08/17/2021byWilliam CExcellent Article - The one stop shop for Boveda use.
02/03/2018AnonymousThe real deal on information! The video tutorials are concise and to the facts. Thanks for keeping the info real amd useful.
01/16/2018AnonymousProbably the best article I have read. Thanks.
11/19/2017AnonymousThis article was excellent although i do not smoke cigars my late husband did,,i was looking for the best way to store and maintain my marijuana buds,,so thank u so very much
03/02/2017bySARAH HThis article is SO helpful, and everyone loves infographics! After weeks of research on how to maintain humidity in my underperforming humidor, this is the first time I had ever seen anything mentioned about made in China humidors and the bottom seal- THANK YOU!
01/22/2016AnonymousBoveda all the way. Nothing to it. Drop it in and forget it. Done with jars.
05/21/2015AnonymousGreat Graphical Guide to Choose our humidifier! Thanks!