Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Product Review: The Cigar Clip

Most cigar smokers know that with some cigars the best part is the nub. I personally find this true with many maduro wrapped cigars. To avoid burnt fingers I have tried, many times with success, sometimes without, toothpicks, paper clips, tweezers (which doesn't make the wife happy), and many other household items. On my last trip to Cigar Train, the owner Brian tossed me one of these "The Cigar Clip", and asked me to give it a try. Well I've done just that and here's the low down.

Quick Details
  • Adjustable for any size cigar
  • Leather pocket pouch
  • Plastic grip
  • Lightweight
  • Ergonomic
  • Does not damage cigar
  • Price:  MSRP $9.99 Sample provided for review by Cigar Train

Overall, I think this product works great. The Cigar Clip is strong enough to hold a fresh cigar, but can be adjusted to hold even the softest cigar nub without damaging the wrapper. If I were still a golfer, I'd be using this clip to hold my cigar out on the course.

The only negative aspect that I ran into is that I had to use both hands to spread The Cigar Clip open then place it over the cigar. Perhaps with more use the tension will soften a bit so it can be a one hand operation.

There is a instructional video on the CigarPro website that shows the proper methods on making the clip fit larger or smaller ring gauge cigars.

For $9.99 I think The Cigar Clip is a pretty good deal and I give it an 8 out of 10 star rating.