Palio Combo. Part 1: Cigar Stand

This is the first part of a three part series I will be doing on this combo (Palio cutter + cigar stand + 2-cigar case for $39) from Cigar Solutions (note: the combo is currently not available as CS are waiting for new Palios). I will review each item individually, and then the combo as a unit.

I had been looking for a Palio cutter for a while. I generally find it for about $35 and since this combo kit was $39 including the cigar stand and the two cigar walnut case I figured I couldn’t go wrong.

Cigar Stand Cigar Hold
Price: ~ $8.99

Appearance : Rating: ★★★★★
The cigar stand is made out of stainless steel and is polished to a bright finish. The case is a generic vinyl credit card type sleeve.

Construction : Rating: ★★★★☆
It appears to be decently made and has not fallen apart in the month I have used it. The vinyl case also seems to be holding well despite numerous trips in the car and my back pocket.

Ease of Use : Rating: ★★★★☆
Uh, it’s not going to get any easier than this. You slide it out of the sleeve, extend, and you have yourself a cigar stand. It will support a pretty large cigar, and it is not difficult to balance them on there.

Value : Rating: ★★★½☆
At almost $10 it is spendy for just the stand. If it were more like $5 it would have scored much higher.

Overall : Rating: ★★★★☆
I like the stand. I find it handy for times I am sitting on a friend’s deck and there is no ash tray. I can position the stand on the banister so that the ash hangs over the edge. You may find other uses in the garage or even on your outdoor table if it is wet. If you have a need for this it is certainly worth it. However, I would try to get it as a combo.

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