Test NaniManu humidorTest NaniManu humidor

What good is a humidor from nanimanu.ch really? I tested a humidor from October 2020 to March 2021. These humidors are something very special. Pure wood. Clean lines. No frills. Even varnish is dispensed with. These humidors radiate understatement. They radiate calm. Purely expressed: beauty. You can find a great interview about the makers of very beautiful wooden products here: Glossy humidor from NaniManu >.

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What you need to know about NaniManu

The humidors are made in a carpenter's workshop with assisted persons. What are assisted persons? They are disabled people. Each of these people has different talents. What one person can do does not have to be able to do another. It is a useful product. And it is simply beautiful.

Test NaniManu humidor
The test was performed with two Boveda Butlers. This was just to test any deviations of the two hygrometers at the same time.

First series had defects

After about three months, Andy Hostettler (co-owner) of NaniManu called me. "Vasilij, please take a look at the humidor inside. Probably the wood is resinous?" I was startled, of course, because resin on the cigars and cigar boxes does not go at all. I immediately inspected the humidor. Indeed: both the filler and the body resined strongly. Fortunately, nothing happened to the cigars. They were wrapped in cellophane and three of them were slightly sticky. The entire humidor was replaced, of course. Since then, resin has not reappeared in a single spot. NaniManu solved the problem professionally.

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The first specimen has strongly resined. The complete humidor was of course replaced.

The humidor is tight

By dispensing with varnish altogether, these humidors are different in handling. The wood works more than the mass-produced humidors polished to a high gloss. During almost 6 months of testing, which lasted during the winter until early spring, the humidor was tight and there were no noticeable fluctuations in humidity. I tasted three cigars from the humidor in February. They were all moist enough, as one would expect. After a while, there was a small gap between the lid and the body. Andy mentioned during the interview that this can happen. But because the lid has a bottom edge, the humidor stays tight.

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The wood is left practically natural. This small gap in no way interferes with the correct humidity of the cigars inside.

Humidification with Boveda

There is a recess in the lid. You can place Boveda bags there. At the beginning of the test, I placed two Boveda bags with 72% each. During the dry room air in the heating months, this was too little. The bottom layer in the humidor remained between 63-64%. There I placed Cuban cigars because they like less humidity better than too much. On the top floor, the humidity was at 68%. I therefore also placed a Boveda bag at the bottom; now the humidity on the bottom floor was at 68% and on the top floor the humidity stayed at 68%. Thus, the cigars get enough humidity.

Test NaniManu humidor
This bottom edge closes the humidor, even if a minimal gap should prevail between the lid and the body.

It works

In conclusion, I can say: The humidor I tested works and fulfills its technical function; namely to keep the cigars moist. But it is much more than a humidor. For me personally, it is a feast for the eyes. Its no-frills beauty makes it quite a wonderful feast for the eyes for me. I rejoice every time I see him.

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From left to right: Nani (NaniManu), Vasilij (Cigars.Zone Social Network), Andy (NaniManu). Photo: FotoWerk 132

Win 4 humidors with 25 cigars each

There are 4 x Humidor with 25 cigars each to win. Off to the next round in the legendary Cigars.Zone social network contests. The first winner is Beat Baumgartner. Please read here what he has won >

The cigars come crosswise from the collection of Zigarren.Zone. The humidors are from nanimanu. It is the model M made of ash.

  • Value per month:
  • Humidor CHF 790
  • Cigars approx. CHF 250
  • Total value: At least CHF 1'040
  • March Contest: Publication on Monday, 01.03.2021 at 08am / Raffle will be held on Wednesday, 07.03.2021 by 10pm at the latest.
  • April Contest: Publication on Thursday, 01.04.2021 at 08am / Raffle will be held on Friday, 11.04.2021 by 10pm at the latest.
  • May competition: Publication on Saturday, 01.05.2021 at 08 am / Raffle will be held on Monday, 09.05.2021 by 22 pm at the latest.
  • June competition: Publication on Tuesday, 01.06.2021 at 08 a.m. / Raffle will be held on Wednesday, 06.06.2021 by 10 p.m. at the latest.
Beat Baumgartner wins humidor from nanimanu with 25 cigars

By Vasilij Ratej

I am the editor of Zigarren.Zone online magazine and FlashCigar (online magazine). In addition to text articles, I also produce video clips and video documentaries. My aim is to offer my readers and viewers a unique experience and bring them closer to the world of cigars and stories about people. I attach great importance to authenticity and honesty in my contributions.

2 thoughts on “Test Humidor von nanimanu.ch”
  1. Beautiful humidor, good report, also because of the background information on the manufacturer. There is also a good purpose behind it!

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