July 25, 2012 (Scottsdale, AZ) – Cigar Tech is yet again revolutionizing cigar technologies, as they are pleased to announce the newest addition to the Ciguardian Angel travel line: the Ciguardian Angel Travel Pouch.

“This product is the most versatile humidification product imaginable” said Doyle. The patent-pending Ciguardian Angel Travel Pouch is made with vapor permeable fabric, which will emit vapor  – not water – to humidify cigars. The humidification level and the longevity of the product can be controlled by a combination of factors: the Denier of the fabric and number of layers, size of the pouch, and the amount of humidification medium inserted. Food grade propylene glycol is added to the humidification medium to regulate the evaporation level of the water so as not to over humidify.

It truly is the indispensable, disposable travel pouch for humidifying cigars.

The first pouches measure 3” x 4”, and made of black fabric with white screen printing.  The ink is a very specialized odorless water based ink. The fabric, ink and packaging are all made in the USA. The pouches are manufactured in Cigar Tech’s Scottsdale facility and then packaged in moisture barrier bags. This maintains the integrity of the pouch in a retail setting, and also allows the consumer to prolong the life of the pouch when not in use.

“This is not a mass-made product. We manufacture them by hand, so no two are exactly alike, just like a premium cigar. We expect to create many variations in size and humidity levels in the future,” Doyle added.

In addition to its effectiveness in humidifying up to 50 cigars for up to 60 days, the nature of the product allows for small volume private label possibilities. Retailers can have their own printed travel pouches made in a quantities as small as 200.  In the near future, Cigar Tech expects to offer private label customers their choice of fabric and ink colors. The possibilities are endless for this product.

Suggested retail price for the individual pouches is $4.50 and they will be sold in cases of 24 with a counter display.

The Ciguardian Angel Travel Pouch follows up on the Spring 2012 release of the Ciguardian Angel, a revolutionary new telescoping cigar humidification tube. The Ciguardian Angel Humi-Tube was the first of several travel-related humidification products that Cigar Tech will be offering as part of their Ciguardian humidification line. Ciguardian Angels are offered in flights of 24, with a free acrylic refillable display. Suggested retail price is $9.75 per tube.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.