Boveda has informed retailers that it has increased its prices for the 60-gram pack, the standard Boveda size, and the 320-gram humidification pack, the largest pack the company makes.
The new MSRPs are as follows:
- 60-gram ($4.50)
- 320-gram ($20)
“We have not increased prices on these items since 2005, yet costs of manufacturing have been steadily on the rise,” said Sean Knutsen, president and ceo of Boveda, in an email to retailers. “We have absorbed these costs as much as possible, but have reached a point where we must pass on some of the increases to our partners in order to maintain the quality that you have come to expect from us.”
The company says it has already increased its MSRPs, while retailers will see increased wholesale prices beginning Jan. 1, 2024.
Boveda packs have become ubiquitous in the cigar industry. The humidification packs are marketed as two-way, meaning they will automatically adjust the humidity of the container they are stored in to the set level. Many consumers use the packs in humidors, retailers use them to humidify cigars in transit and manufacturers use them to help humidify—and often remove excessive moisture—during transit.