Boveda is truly the global leader in 2-way humidity control, meaning that it will either absorb moisture from the environment or release moisture into the environment depending on what the instrument needs at the time. The company was named Humidi-Pak in the early days, and they made a solution where humidity control became effortless and efficient. Boveda’s patented packaging allows the cleanest, most-purified water vapor to either be emitted or absorbed. Boveda acts on the environment around it. By adding and absorbing moisture, Boveda keeps the contents of a sealed container at a precise relative humidity (RH) level. Cool, huh? The number printed on Boveda are the RH%. Whatever product you’re storing calls for specific RH levels.
Without proper humidity control, wood instruments will not perform at their maximum ability and even worse can be damaged. To maintain their shape, wooden instruments need to be stored at a stable 45-55% RH (relative humidity). Wide fluctuations in humidity will cause the wood to expand or shrink, which puts stress on the instrument and degrades its performance abilities. Boveda helps prevent warping or cracking, and eliminates downtime for service. Because Boveda requires zero maintenance, your instrument will always be protected.
Rob Margagal from Taylor Guitars: “I highly suggest, any guitar you purchase, any guitar you have at home, it can be a mandolin, it could be a ukulele, get yourself some Boveda packs.”