Archive for the ‘Gear Reviews’ Category

Xikar VX-Metal V Cutter Review

Sep

24

by at 10:15 pm (5) Gear Reviews

Product: The Xikar ‘VX’ Metal V-Cutter So I’ve realized there’s no way to do this review without a little preamble about my history with V-cutters.  Many years ago, when I started to get into cigars seriously, I wound up purchasing… (read the rest)

Tall Stinky Powdercoated Ashtray Review

Jun

13

by at 11:03 am Gear Reviews

Product: The ‘Tall’ Stinky Cigar Ashtray   Anyone who reads Cigaropolis will recognize the ‘Stinky’ Cigar Ashtray (or sometimes just the stirrups) as a constant fixture in many of my review photos.  This, I assure you, is not just a… (read the rest)

Nick’s Driftwood Humidor

Apr

17

by at 9:15 pm Gear Reviews

Greetings folks. This is less of a review and more of a brief spotlight on one of the coolest pieces of cigar gear I’ve seen in quite a while.  When I was at the 2011 Big Smoke, I bumped into… (read the rest)

Xikar X1 Cutter Review

Jan

19

by at 8:30 pm Gear Reviews

This gear review of the Xikar X1 Cigar Cutter comes courtesy of Bill, a co-worker, cigar lover, and first-time contributor to Cigaropolis.  Enjoy! (Matt)  You get what you pay for in the cigar world, and pretty much everywhere else too. … (read the rest)

Alec Bradley ‘The Burner’ Tabletop Cigar Lighter

Oct

06

by at 11:33 pm (2) Gear Reviews

When I decided to do cigar-gear reviews, the idea was not to write about every single toy or gadget available to cigar smokers, but to do my best to feature useful, interesting, innovative products.  This means that I may have… (read the rest)

The ‘Stinky’ Ashtray Update

Jun

27

by at 7:17 pm Gear Reviews, Smokin' News

This short, sweet update is both Smokin’ News and a follow up to an existing Gear Review.  I decided to tag it in the news category as well, because what you’re about to read is just that awesome. The ‘Stinky’… (read the rest)

Cigar Caddy Travel Humidor Review

Apr

18

by at 10:05 am (4) Gear Reviews

With the launch of the ‘Cigar Travel’ section, I decided it was time to review something that I use every single time I travel: my ‘Cigar Caddy’ travel humidor. As the name suggests, the Cigar Caddy is a compact humidor… (read the rest)

Seven Drawer ‘Cherry’ Humidor Review

Mar

03

by at 9:36 pm (2) Gear Reviews

To the inexperienced, a humidor is just a wooden box that you put cigars in. I’m sure that each year, retailers around the world make boatloads of money based on this false assumption.  In reality, a humidor has to do… (read the rest)

Bugatti B-1 Torch Lighter Review

Feb

21

by at 3:05 pm (13) Gear Reviews

A lighter is just a lighter, right? I suppose if all you’re lighting is candles this might be true, but for those of us who want a relaxing cigar experience, it takes more than just a $2.00 BIC from the corner store. I… (read the rest)

The Stinky Cigar Ashtray Review

Feb

01

by at 8:34 pm (4) Gear Reviews

Some of you might look at this and wonder about the concept of an ashtray review.  You may find yourself wondering if maybe January was a slow month at Cigaropolis, and if soon you’ll see a write up on a… (read the rest)