Sizes and shapes of cuban cigars

Robin Yep August 26, 2014
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If you are planning to purchase a box with cuban cigars you might have some issues. Why? Well, because on the market there is a wide range of cigar brands available. They have different shapes and sizes, so sometimes it might be difficult to choose. So, in this article we will discuss about all the shapes and sizes of cigars that can be found on the market.
There are two different shapes of cigars. The names of these formats are Parejos and Figurados.
Parejos format is easy to notice because the cigars look more traditional with their cylindrical form. The Parejos cigars have an open foot and a closed head.
Figurados cigars have a more appealing and exotic appearance. The Figurados are quite amazing as they can be seen in different shapes as pyramids, ropes and even torpedo. Some brands have different shapes for their Figurados.
Since UK, U.S and Cuba are using inches to measure the cigars because the measure and the age is improving the cuban cigar;; we are going to do the same thing. So, now let’s see which size is corresponding to the shapes mentioned above.
Parejos format is available in the following sizes:
The size of a Petit Corona has only 4 1/2 inches, and its ring gauge is of 40 up to 42. It is the shortest and thinner form of vitola, which makes it extremely tempting.
Corona format is available at a length of 5 1/2 to 6 inches, and a ring gauge of 42 to 44. The vitolas with this size are what one can say medium- sized vitolas.
A cigar that has the Churchill size is 7 inches long and it has a ring gauge of 48. It is usually considered just a bigger Corona.
Robusto size is composed from cigars measuring 5 to 5 1/2 inches with a 50 ring gauge.
Corona Gorda is one of the most popular sizes, following traditional measurements of 5 5/8 inches and a 46 ring gauge.
Double Corona is an impressive and imposing format that reached the hearts of many smokers. These cigars have 7 1/2 to 8 inches and their ring gauge can go from 49 to 52.
Panetela size was extremely famous during the 90’s. It has a standard size of 5 to 7 1/2 inches and the ring gauge can be of 34 up to 38.
Lonsdale cigars have a size of 6 3/4 inches and a ring gauge of 42 to 44.
The Figurados format has the following sizes:
The Pyramid size consists from cigars with a length of 6 to up 7 inches and a ring gauge of 52 to 54 and this cigar have a nice colors.
Belicoso size is of 5 inches, sometimes 5 ½ and with a ring gauge of 50.
The Torpedo size can be identified through the closed foot, pointed head and the bulge from the middle of the cigar.
Unlike Torpedo, the Perfecto size has something in plus, respectively a rounded head. Torpedo cigars have a length of 4 1/2 inches, but they can go up to 9 inches. Their ring gauge is of 38 to 48.
Culebra cigars have a size of 5 to 6 inches with a ring gauge of 38.
Diademas are the most imposing cigars from Figurados format. They have a length of 8 inches, sometimes even longer, and a ring gauge of 52.

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