February 2016 Newsletter

February 2016
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Kurt's Corner

Winds (of change) are blowing! 

   I see lots of air moving around us these days!  Here in Kansas City, we’ve had incredibly unseasonal weather - in the 70 degree range.  These temperature swings arrive on strong warm winds from the southwest, usually in a matter of hours. Here we say, “if you don’t like the weather, just wait a day!”
   Speaking of warm winds, we get to witness a lot of hot air of another kind, on the political front this year.  Has another political race ever been this raucous and entertaining?  (Apparently so – even the founding fathers were well-known scrappers)  Either way, I predict that if you don’t like the current political weather, just wait a day, or a few minutes, and you’ll continue to see change.
   Wind also changes the environment of your humidor.  XIKAR is proud to announce our newest innovation: a humidor fan which automatically circulates the air in your humidor (for 15 seconds every 15 minutes).  This helps the overall ambience by overcoming gravity: humid air is heavier than dry, and tends to sit at the bottom of your humidor. It needs circulation which the HumiFan provides.  Here’s an additional tip: if you have a shelf / tray in your humidor, keep the cigars away from the sides – this will assist in the air rotation.

Happy smoking!  

Kurt Van Keppel
President, XIKAR Inc.

Kurt Van Keppel, who wanted to buy a good cigar cutter in 1994, found the inexpensive and high-end models to be under performing. So, he set out with Scott Almsberger to match good design (ergonomics and function) with beautiful and high-tech materials. The result was the Xi cutter, which they first assembled in their garages in 1996, and is now the market leader in cigar cutlery. 
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New HumiFan™ Humidor Air Circulator 

   The HumiFan™ Humidor Air Circulator provides intermittent air circulation to prevent stagnant conditions inside a humidor. This redistribution of air, occuring every 15 minutes for 15 seconds, diffuses inconsistent humidity levels, providing a more stable environment for cigar storage. The HumiFan is pre-programmed to simplify your cigar regulation process, and the compact size of the battery-powered unit maximizes your cigar storage capacity. 


New PuroTemp® Digital Gauge Hygrometer 

   The PuroTemp® Digital Gauge Hygrometer evokes a modern depiction of the popular retro analog hygrometer. An oversized digital display makes it easy to monitor temperature and humidity levels inside your humidor with a quick glance. Its digital hand readily displays the Relative Humidity level of the humidor, similar to the speedometer in a car. Each hygrometer comes pre-calibrated for accuracy, right out of the box. 

HumiKit™ All-In-One Humidification System

   With the new HumiKit™ All-In-One Humidification System, maintaining your cigars is as easy as 1-2-3!

1) 250 Ct. Humidifier: Simply unwrap and place into your humidor. The Humidifier is prefilled with XIKAR PG Solution to maintain 70% RH on up to 250 cigars.

2) PuroTemp® Digital Gauge Hygrometer: Conveniently monitor temperature and humidity levels inside your humidor. No calibration needed - guaranteed accuracy right out of the box!

3) HumiFan™ Humidor Air Circulator: Simply place the fan into your humidor. Intermittent air circulation provides a cigar fresh environment from top to bottom. 

*A FREE 8oz. bottle of XIKAR PG Solution is included with each HumiKit™ System

XIKAR Humidification products are engineered to be precise, efficient and low maintenance. Trust XIKAR to protect your cigar investment.


Now Trending

   Tune into XIKAR social media from March 7th-April 1st. We are celebrating our 20th Anniversary with 20 days of awesome XIKAR giveaways! Be sure that you Like us on Facebook, and Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for your chance to win! 
   We are revealing a new, limited edition accessory on the final day of the contest. Don't miss your chance to win an exclusive new XIKAR product before anyone else! 

Valentine's Day Caption Contest Winners

Over Valentine's Weekend, we invited our XIKAR Nation social media following to caption the Valentine above. We received over 150 entries, and selected our 2 favorites from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to win a Better Pink Twice Gift Set.
Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all who participated!

Featuring Volta Quad Flame Lighter

   The Volta bundles XIKAR's patented technologies to deliver a high performance quad flame tabletop lighter. The oversized push button ignition fits flush against the cylindrical metal body, creating a powerful appearance. The high tech camera-aperture inspired lid protects the quad burners, keeping debris out with a quick twist of the lid top. 

Product Benefits

  • Durable metal body with a sleek look and  solid feel
  • Oversized push button for rapid ignition
  • Easy-to-see red fuel window
  • Ratcheting, oversized fuel wheel to easily adjust flame height
  • Vented windows to provide more consistent and reliable lighting

2016 XIKAR Events

There are a lot of great events for you to check out and get some awesome XIKAR deals! To hear about all of the latest events/news, access our Events Calendar. Here are a few coming up from our XIKAR retailers:

3/4 Cigar Warehouse
Dallas, TX 6PM-9PM
Cigar Warehouse
Plano, TX 1PM-5PM
Arlington Cigar
Arlington, TX 4PM-8PM
Addison Cigar Shop
Addison, TX 4PM-8PM
Ole Grapevine Cigar & Tobacco Co. 
Grapevine, TX 12PM-6PM
3/14 Rocky's News
Syracuse, NY 4PM-8PM
3/18 The Cigar Depot
Douglasville, GA 4PM-8PM
3/20 Tinder Box of Easton
Columbus, OH 11AM-7PM
3/24 Stogies World Class
Houston, TX 5PM-9PM
3/25 Cigar Time
Houston, TX 5PM-9PM
3/31 Fidel's
Kansas City, MO 5PM-9PM


Keep an eye out for Kurt and Scott's 20th Anniversary Tour!
Details, locations and dates coming soon!

Testimonial of the Month

  I would like to express my thanks and love for XIKAR. I've had 7 of their products over the years and enjoy them very much. I had won a "caption this" on Valentine's Day and they sent me a "better pink twice" set today. this will now make my 3rd Xi cutter, and I've still got my eye on the multi tool scissors! thank you XIKAR, may you keep going another 20 years and beyond.

-Jeremy Roller
Share your own experience with the XIKAR Nation. Submit your testimonial here!

XIKAR Product Reviews


Forte Lighter
by Blind Man' s Puff
Read the Review

Volta Lighter
by Cigar Advisor Magazine

Watch the Review

5x64 Turrim Lighter
by Should I Smoke This?

Watch the Review
In-Store Consumer Promotion
Receive a free XIKAR Single Leather Envoy Case with purchase of any XIKAR ELX lighter between March 1 – April 1, 2016
Visit the
XIKAR Consumer Promotions Page during the month of March for more information!
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