August 2016 Newsletter

August 2016
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Kurt's Corner
Guest Author: Rob Lembke, XIKAR VP Engineering and Process Excellence
on Crystal Humidifiers vs. 2-Way Humidity Control

 XIKAR and Boveda announced our supply partnership just prior to this year's IPCPR show.  We here at XIKAR HQ are very excited about this development and we welcome Boveda's 2-Way Humidity Control technology to our product line.  For years, XIKAR has provided numerous ways to keep your cigars stored properly and for many people our PG-based products have been (and will continue to be) the best solution for them.  In some cases, however, the XIKAR 2-Way Humidity Control will provide a precise and convenient solution that can only be achieved using Boveda's patented salt-based technology.  A few situations that may be ideal for XIKAR 2-Way Humidity Control are travel cases or other containers that have air-tight seals and non-wood structures.  Containers such as these hold humidity well, allowing for the precision of the 2-Way Humidity Control packs to really shine.  

The addition of the XIKAR 2-Way Humidity Control products to our humidification line rounds out our offerings for consumers, giving you a wide range of choices based on your specific needs, budgets and desire for convenience.  

Find more information on choosing the right XIKAR humidification device for your cigar storage needs in the XIKAR U section below.

New Cigar Locker

   The Cigar Locker by XIKAR isn't your ordinary travel case. The Cigar Locker is the loaded, luxury model you'd see in commercials with the latest design and cutting edge technology. Made from crush-proof, high-quality ABS molded plastic, the Cigar Locker provides a multi-functional transport system with three separate EVA foam lined compartments to protect your cigars, accessories and other valuables. The ultimate travel humidor has arrived, and it's ready to go!

Product Benefits:

  • Soft, egg crate foam underneath the lid applies pressure to the accessory tray, preventing accessories from moving during transit
  • Padded accessory tray protects valuables during transport
  • Easy access to cutter and lighter without breaking the air-tight seal of cigar compartment
  • ABS plastic will not contaminate your cigars or make them taste like plastic

MSRP $64.99

Cigar Bar Humidifier

     XIKAR Cigar Bars come pre-filled, making it easy to use. Simply remove the wrapper, drop it in your  humidor, and it's working! Its slim shape and size are perfect for your travel case or humidor to maintain a cigar fresh environment. When it's time to refill, the Cigar Bar comes with two easy-fill openings, for quick re-charging.

Product Benefits:
  • Durable, crush-proof ABS body
  • Features two new easy-fill openings
  • Maintains cigar fresh environment
  • Regulates humidity up to 50 cigars
  • Filled with proven proprietary XIKAR PG solution
  • Lifetime Warranty
MSRP: $9.99

Sneak Peek!

XIKAR Gift Sets- Coming Soon!

XIKAR has assembled six limited time offer gift sets to arrive at a retailer near you in November -- just in time for the Holiday season! Perfect for the cigar smoker on your list, or to add exclusive limited edition accessories to your own collection, stay tuned for more information on these six new stunning sets, coming soon!

Consumer Promotion

Are you ready for some football?! Prepare yourself for a new XIKAR cutter that matches your team spirit! The 12th Man Collection of Two-Tone Xi1 cutters begin shipping the first week of September. Visit your local retailer for more information on the 2nd Generation cutters, now available with Phantom Black Blades in select varieties!  With purchase and mail-in registration of any 2016 Xi1 12th Man cutter by December 31, 2016 receive a FREE bottle opener, drink koozie and custom-fitted protective sheath for your new cutter! Visit XIKAR Consumer Promotions in September for more information! 

Stay Connected

XIKAR Mobile Messaging

The latest way to connect with XIKAR has arrived! XIKAR Mobile Messaging brings exclusive promotional offers and news to the palm of your hand in real time! This is also a great outlet for members of XIKAR Nation who are not involved with social media to become more active in our contests and giveaways.

XIKAR Product Reviews

Tech Quad Flame Lighter

by Cigar Aficionado
Read the Review

High Performance Gift Set
by Blind Man's Puff

Read the Review

Coming Soon
 XIKAR 2-Way Humidity Control

     XIKAR 2-Way Humidity Control packets consist of a proprietary blend of natural salts and purified water enclosed in a semi-permeable reverse osmosis membrane. They are guaranteed to provide a constant level of humidity that never fluctuates or cycles -- preserving your cigar's natural oils and sugars, allowing them to improve with age. 

Product Benefits:

  • Easy to use, simply place in your travel humidor, small container or baggie and you're ready to go
  • Monitors ambient humidity by adding or removing moisture to maintain the RH engineered into the packet to an accuracy of +/- 1%
  • Will not humidify beyond the RH on the packet, it's impossible to use "too much"
  • Reverse Osmosis inhibits the passage of impurities, ensuring that you only clean, pure water-vapor passes through the membrane into your humidor
  • Maintenance free, no need to monitor or refill your humidifier. Replace packet when firm
  • All FDA-compliant  ingredients that won't damage anything through direct contact

Available Varieties:

8g Packet

  • 62%, 69%, 72%
  • MSRP: $1.00 each

60g Packet

  • 62%, 65%, 69%, 72%, 75%, 84%
  • MSRP: $3.97 each

Choosing the Right Humidification Device:

    With the addition of 2-Way Humidity Control to XIKAR's full line of humidification products, it's important to understand the features and benefits of each device, and which is the ideal product for your specific humidification needs. 


  1. What humidity level do you prefer? Crystals and PG Solution provide an optimal range of humidity conditions for cigars, while our 2-Way Humidity Control Packets provide specific RH levels.
  2. How many cigars can your humidor hold? Choose the device that matches your humidor capacity or the next larger available device- If you live in a dry region.
  3. Does your humidor have a designated built-in area for a humidification device? Select the device that fits your spatial needs and meets the criterion for Question 2. 

The chart below outlines each XIKAR humidification product, and the maximum amount of cigars they are able to humidify. (Click to enlarge)

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:

9/1 Cutters Cigar Emporium
Alpharetta, GA 5PM-10PM
9/8 Silo Cigars
Knoxville, TN 5PM-9PM
9/9 Thompson Cigar 
Tampa, FL 1PM
9/10 Kansas City Cigar Festival
Kansas City, MO 11AM-3PM
9/10 The Cigar Room
Madison, AL 5PM-10PM
9/16 Honolulu Cigar Company
Honolulu, HI 5:30PM-9PM
9/16 The Cigar Shop & Lounge
Clarksville, TN 4PM-8PM
9/22 The Wharf
Beavercreek, OH 4PM-8PM
9/25 Southern Cigar & Tobacco
Newnan, GA 12PM-6PM

Testimonial of the Month
"I sent my old, beat up XIKAR Trezo lighter in for service today and they replaced it with this shiny new one! All within 2 weeks time and no cost. Thank you for standing behind your product! I'm a customer for life!"
--Steve Burgess
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