Boveda Inc., formerly known as Humidipak Inc., specializes in humidity control for a plethora of industries and applications. Since the company was founded in 1997, Boveda has customized products for specific applications in various sizes.
Boveda is the curreny leader in humidity packs in the cannabis industry, with quick wide spread acceptance. It’s hard to find a head shop that doesn’t carry Bovedas. Boveda are also available online through Amazon for delivery or likely in your local grow store.
Boveda Pricing & Selection:
Boveda has created many different products that range in percent relative humidity and mass of product they are intended for. The humidity options are 32%, 49%, 58%, 62%, 65%, 69%, 72%, 75%, and 84%, with 58% & 62% being the most commonly used for cannabis. The units come in 1gram, 4 gram, 8 gram, 60 gram, and 320 gram sizes. With this large range in humidity, size, and lots of options for where to purchase, the price can drastically change. On Amazon you can get six, 8 gram Bovedas at 62% relative humidity, perfect for your standard at home consumer for $12.00 or an individual one for $6.00. For more information on Boveda and their applications check out their website.
Unique to Boveda:
Boveda uses a patented package containing natural salts that have been saturated with pure water. These salts allow for moister to be evaporated from the Boveda pack and into the product you are storing; the same can happen in reverse if your product is too moist. Boveda has dialed in different sizes of humidity packs for various amounts of products being humidity controlled. There are also different Bovedas to maintain different, set humilities. This versatility in the amount being stored at one time and the range in humidity allows for this product to be applicable to multiple industries. The first and main one on everyone’s mind is cannabis (you are reading this on Dankr after all), which it works great for. Boveda has wide spread use through tabacco, food, and music instrument storage. I’ve even seen hand rolled cones shipped with Boveda’s for freshness. A unique trick with Boveda packs is once they’ve been used up and are no longer liquid to the touch, they can be remoistened (utilizing the 2-way humidity feature) by placing Bovedas in a sealed Tupperware container with some water in a shot glass.
I have heard some comments about the salt used to store the water can impart a taste on your products. I have never noticed a taste difference after using Boveda and I feel I would be someone who would notice this. My palette can pick up on tastes imparted by Licensed Producers (wont say which one) making all or most of their strains having a distinct, similar taste profile. As someone who likes to have multiple medicinal strains available, storing them with a Boveda greatly prolongs the freshness and preserves the terpenes. What I’m getting at is, I’ve has strains with Boveda’s in the jar for weeks and never been able to notice a similar, or different, taste when jumping back and forth between the jars. I’m not saying it isn’t possible, but from what I’ve seen Boveda’s wont harm your cannabis unless you are incredibly sensitive.
My Experience With Boveda:
I’ve been using Boveda humidity packs for a number of years now, but it wasn’t the original product I started using. I first tried Water Pillow, a cigar humidifier that left my bud too moist for my liking. When I came across Boveda and tried it out, it just worked. I truly love the simplicity of this product, you can put it straight in your jar or baggie, leave it and it will make a big difference. I also find Boveda to be quite fast acting, being able to notice a big difference in less than 24 hours.