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badbriar
10-13-2015, 07:47 PM
I've decided to get something in the way of a cool manly-man's travel humidor, preferably one that is aluminum with a handle.
Need to replace my current bright red, waterproof, neoprene zippered metro looking cigar bag. Seems some brothers think it looks, ahem, metro...
Works pretty damn good at the jetties and beach for carrying the sticks and keeping them right. Still, need to look 007 cool when I go out - away from the water. Don't want to duplicate Remo with his man-bag situation! Suggestions, dudes?

Remo
10-13-2015, 07:49 PM
I've decided to get something in the way of a cool manly-man's travel humidor, preferably one that is aluminum with a handle.
Need to replace my current bright red, waterproof, neoprene zippered metro looking cigar bag. Seems some brothers think it looks, ahem, metro...
Works pretty damn good at the jetties and beach for carrying the sticks and keeping them right. Still, need to look 007 cool when I go out - away from the water. Don't want to duplicate Remo with his man-bag situation! Suggestions, dudes?

Show a picture of your Red cigar Murse and let everyone decide, looks like a handbag to me!! :sl

AdamJoshua
10-13-2015, 07:50 PM
There are only a couple choices if you are going aluminum, too far out of my price range right now, I'd rather spend it on cigars. Also there are a few friends that haul cigars around in various gallon sized ziplock bags, so it's just a matter of personal preference.

This is what a lot of the guys have, this or the next smaller version.

http://img.cigarbid.com/p/500/m/c/m-cio3700.jpg

T.G
10-13-2015, 08:02 PM
Rob,

The commonly seen aluminum one that many of us have is made by Halliburton. The one with the trays, humidifer and such is "The Ambassador" by Cigar Classics, the equivalent camera case from Halliburton (without the cigar trays) is model 130_, where _ could be C=brushed silver ("chrome?") and B = Black. I've also seen them in gold and red, although I'm not sure what their color codes are or if red is even a stock color.

Your best bet is eBay and patience. New, they are stupid expensive.

There is also a 9 or 10 (depends on the vintage) fold open hand case called "The Diplomat" that holds 4 or 5 cigars on one side and 5 on the other in molded slots with a magnetic latching bar/rail. They are nice, but they are bigger than they look. When I bought mine, I was expecting something not much bigger than a Xikar or Cigar Caddy 5-count. Boy was I in for a shock. Once I got past the shock of "chit, I don't want to lug this monstrosity around" I've grown to love the case. Nine cigars at my fingertips, no rummaging or lifting out trays.

T.G
10-13-2015, 08:06 PM
Here's a Diplomat:
http://tinyurl.com/oowlpbw

an Ambassador:
http://tinyurl.com/qhomgze

And the 130, which the seller describes only as 9x12.
http://tinyurl.com/nkvuras
(I looked for these on Hali's website, I think they might be discontinued too)

badbriar
10-13-2015, 08:30 PM
Here's a Diplomat:
http://tinyurl.com/oowlpbw

an Ambassador:
http://tinyurl.com/qhomgze

And the 130, which the seller describes only as 9x12.
http://tinyurl.com/nkvuras
(I looked for these on Hali's website, I think they might be discontinued too)

Nice! Need patience...lots of patience!
Thanks!

badbriar
10-13-2015, 08:45 PM
Show a picture of your Red cigar Murse and let everyone decide, looks like a handbag to me!! :sl
CIGAR CARRIER... not a murse! See - even has fish guts on it! I swear Mike, if you laugh, I'll put bad mojo on your fishing and your next cigar will be a dog-rocket! :D
http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad120/jwr0201/image.jpeg

T.G
10-13-2015, 08:54 PM
Yeah, that's definitely a handbag buddy.

badbriar
10-13-2015, 10:40 PM
:fu2

Oh yeah, Adam, what is the plastic one with the handle? Can't read the name on it.

Thanks for helping me get rid of the 'handbag' !

T.G
10-13-2015, 11:14 PM
:fu2

Oh yeah, Adam, what is the plastic one with the handle? Can't read the name on it.

Thanks for helping me get rid of the 'handbag' !

Ahem.

Porch Dweller
10-14-2015, 07:54 AM
https://youtu.be/pUJ36nFdOyg

:D

shilala
10-14-2015, 11:08 AM
I'm gonna pretend I didn't see your handbag.

Look, this is super easy.
You have the Pelican Storm im2050 and the Halliburton Ambassador.
They are top shelf, none better.

At a time, we here at CA had a couple im2050's on each of four different USCG Cutters.
We kept them full of cigars and pipe smoking stuff, and those boys spread the love throughout the Persian Gulf.
They just threw them around on racks like the rest of their stuff.
Truly. Badass. Case.
Above all others.

The one Adam posted, they're like 50 bucks. They used to be real thin and crappy, I wouldn't suggest them to anyone. The new pics look like they sell a better case now, and it looks a lot like Xikar's. It probably isn't.
Famous smokes sells them.

Xikar has a bigger one, I have it. Love it.
I can get 100 smokes and all my gear in there, easy. You're around $100 on this one.
Lifetime warranty. Xikar takes care of us brothers. I'd recommend it in a second.

The Pelican Storm im2050 kicks every single plastic case to the curb, by a longshot.
I wish everyone could just see one of these things, and then any other case.
You can find them for 60 bucks shipped. That price is the value of a lifetime.
If you insist on pink, they have pink, but you're lookin at $110 shipped.

This is exactly the one I'd buy (http://www.amazon.com/Pelican-iM2050-customized-Tenergy-Battery/dp/B00ISADBK0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1444837192&sr=8-3&keywords=Pelican+iM2050+Storm).
where that hard foam is cut, I'd cut it out and slide lighters in there.
I'd do the same with a cutter in the front.
Light and hygrometer in the lid, done.
You don't need any of that extra crap, but it sure makes nice to build out your travel humi.

Then, when you're flush, get that Halliburton. They're like a "dress case". :D

AdamJoshua
10-14-2015, 02:03 PM
:fu2

Oh yeah, Adam, what is the plastic one with the handle? Can't read the name on it.

Thanks for helping me get rid of the 'handbag' !

Just a herf a dor, they made many different sizes.

http://www.cigarsinternational.com/travel-cases/37456/herf-a-dor-travel-humidor/

Tio Gato
10-14-2015, 02:57 PM
Just a herf a dor, they made many different sizes.

http://www.cigarsinternational.com/travel-cases/37456/herf-a-dor-travel-humidor/

You can usually pick that up from the Devil Site for around 30 bucks. If you get one be sure to air out the foam trays for a few days.:2

Oh, and ya dude, that's a purse.:D;s

yourchoice
10-14-2015, 03:40 PM
Nice European Men's Carryall! :rolleyes: :r

Other than that, you've gotten a lot of good advice. Good luck. :tu

T.G
10-14-2015, 06:39 PM
You could also check with Brendon (screen name: 363), he works for an SKB case dealer and at one point was even able to get some custom artwork done. SKB cases are some of the best when it comes to polycarbonate cases and are a few levels above Pelican in terms of quality.

WhiteMamba
10-14-2015, 06:46 PM
You could also check with Brendon (screen name: 363), he works for an SKB case dealer and at one point was even able to get some custom artwork done. SKB cases are some of the best when it comes to polycarbonate cases and are a few levels above Pelican in terms of quality.

I posted in search of a case last year and 363 hooked me up. They're sweet cases.

shilala
10-14-2015, 07:05 PM
Hey, it just occurred to me that they do make 5, 10, and 20 count herfadors.
You'd think one of these junkies might have mentioned it. :lr

AdamJoshua
10-14-2015, 07:32 PM
Hey, it just occurred to me that they do make 5, 10, and 20 count herfadors.
You'd think one of these junkies might have mentioned it. :lr

Just a herf a dor, they made many different sizes.

http://www.cigarsinternational.com/travel-cases/37456/herf-a-dor-travel-humidor/

:gary

badbriar
10-14-2015, 11:41 PM
[QUOTE=yourchoice;2057487]Nice European Men's Carryall! :rolleyes: :r

Pretty stylish, dontcha think? :tu

T.G
10-15-2015, 09:08 AM
Hey, it just occurred to me that they do make 5, 10, and 20 count herfadors.
You'd think one of these junkies might have mentioned it. :lr


There is also a 9 or 10 (depends on the vintage) fold open hand case called "The Diplomat" that holds 4 or 5 cigars on one side and 5 on the other in molded slots with a magnetic latching bar/rail.


:gary

icehog3
10-15-2015, 09:47 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh29VJ504nc

Rmufb71
10-15-2015, 02:55 PM
I have a Leather case that is good to transport if your smoking them quickly, but if its going to be a few days I use a Herfador, you can usually find them with some decent stick at the Devil Site.

http://www.cigarbid.com/auction/lot/2136831/herf-a-dor-x40-travel-humidor-40-capacity/

badbriar
10-19-2015, 09:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh29VJ504nc
Now that there's funny! Good one Tom! :hy

mosesbotbol
10-20-2015, 06:24 AM
I roll each cigar with plastic wrap; keeps cigar humid for a few days easily & makes it easy to grab one cigar "on the go".

Only practical for me if I am bringing less than a dozen cigars. I don't want to spend my day rolling cigars up and then having to unroll the ones I did not smoke when I get home....

kydsid
10-20-2015, 11:11 AM
Google aluminum camera case. Buy whatever. Get 5 finger ziplocks. Done and done. Its how ive rolled for years. No travel case can be called a humidor. You open them too much and they are too small to be stable. The case should be for protection only. Bags for humidity.

big_jaygee
10-20-2015, 12:13 PM
You could also check with Brendon (screen name: 363), he works for an SKB case dealer and at one point was even able to get some custom artwork done. SKB cases are some of the best when it comes to polycarbonate cases and are a few levels above Pelican in terms of quality.


Agree with the above.

Contact 363. He put one together for me. i keep 5-6 fiver finger bags in there and toss in 2-3 Boveda 65% bags under the bottom foam.

http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b492/big_jgarza/Mobile%20Uploads/D57FA392-6D39-40AE-B399-54D543DDB01D_zps3ihrtoxc.jpg (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/big_jgarza/media/Mobile%20Uploads/D57FA392-6D39-40AE-B399-54D543DDB01D_zps3ihrtoxc.jpg.html)

http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b492/big_jgarza/Mobile%20Uploads/700C9B83-39BA-420B-B69B-ACCD64169651_zpsyp8iz1ui.jpg (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/big_jgarza/media/Mobile%20Uploads/700C9B83-39BA-420B-B69B-ACCD64169651_zpsyp8iz1ui.jpg.html)

This one is about 14"L x 10"W x 5"D and like i said i usually keep 5 or 6 5-finger bags in there with my lighters and cutter.

hawesg
04-27-2016, 02:02 AM
Just picked up a halliburton case the other day. Gonna have it powder coated sometime in the next week or so. They are built like tanks, judging by the halliburton badge (which im also replacing with something custom) the one i grabbed on ebay is like 30 years old. Other than being scuffed up and a very minor dent in one of the corners might as well be new.

hwgoesit
04-27-2016, 09:07 AM
I was gifted a medium sized xicar. I like it a lot. It holds humidity as it is a plastic case with a gasket seal. I use bags for my sticks and a bodiva pack for humidity. I tossed the foam cutout shelves they take too much space and don't offer protection from rummaging hands (singles will fall all over the place while pulling shelves out at a busy Herf).
The haliburton's are neat, but more a fashion statement IMO. A good plastic case works just fine, costs a lot less and won't get dinged up and scratched