What are the different shapes of cigars?
Cigars cigars have different shapes and sizes that are easy to confuse. In addition, there are many synonyms and controversial terms used in various circles. For example, Cubans can refer to a certain type of cigar as a celebrity, while on the American market it is known as a Double Corona.
Worse, the industry has not standardized any of the shapes, sizes or dimensions. Indeed, the different brands interpret them in their own way. It may be frustrating, but you can also see it as another adventure!
Fortunately, after extensive research and the combined experience of the unit’s team, we analysed the terminology to determine the most common and recognised terms and quantities.
What is the difference between parejo and figurado?
The fundamental starting point to know the difference between Figurado and Parejo cigars is to know the difference between Figurado and Parejo cigars.
First of all, the parejo is a classic form of cigar, which in Spanish means flush or straight. So it’s straight with a rounded end, the head, and a flat, open end, the foot. Also, Parejo can be any size, which we’ll check later.
Everything that’s not Parejo is just called Figuarado. This means that the shape does not correspond to the usual straightness and that the thickness may change at some point.
Sometimes they drop the word torpedo instead of firagurado. However, it is a specific form rather than a family of forms, as you will see below.
What are the different types of Parejo cigars?
As a general rule, ploughs are in themselves a specific cigar format. In fact, these are the most common shapes, which are straight with a slightly convex head and a flat head.
However, bumpers can sometimes be supplied in different sizes or with different surfaces.
What are boxes of cigars?
A typical alternative is a box-shaped cigar with a square shape. Despite the fact that the first cigars in the box are usually afraid of the next one.
The cigars pressed into a box were originally introduced to save money. Instead of placing the normal Parejo cigars in a box, they were pressed and pressed into a smaller box so that more cigars could be carried.
This gives cigars under pressure a square shape. But tightly wrapped cigars would actually burn longer and have a more consistent taste.
What is a Culebra cigar?
Meanwhile, the exotic form of the pareio Culebra. In translation of the Spanish serpent, these strange things have existed since the end of the 19th century. They are obtained by efficiently weaving three Panatela Purejos together.
Although this is new, the production process is not easy. To make a cooler, the roller must ensure that the tobacco is wetter than normal to prevent destruction under pressure.
At the end a ribbon is wrapped around three cigars, and at each end a ribbon. Sometimes three cigars share a hat on the head and leg.
Instead of smoking all three at the same time, they can be shared separately and traditionally among friends. If you’re part of a terrible trio, this is the perfect way to spend time together.
But if you feel brave, you can smoke them like a cigar!
What are the different types of Figurado cigars?
As you may have noticed, there are no Figurado cigars of any kind. In fact, figuarado can be made in different ways. As mentioned before, the term itself refers to any type of cigar that does not have the more classical pareo shape.
The most common and widely accepted forms are the following:
You can use their links to access them directly or scroll down to learn more about them.
Sometimes the term is used for all Figurado cigars, torpedoes have a specific shape. They usually have a tilted, conical head that bends into a point.
cigars are often confused with torpedoes because Belicoso cigars are distinguished by a more pointed cone. Named after the resemblance to a bullet, Belikos is a kind of cross between torpedoes and parejos.
Instead of depicting Parejo’s dome-shaped head, Belikoso has a small advantage that allows you to design the drawing according to your wishes.
Pyramids, commonly known as pyramids, are concentrated throughout the body. This makes them thicker in the leg than at the base of the head. Otherwise they’ll have a hull that looks a lot like a torpedo.
A whole family inside, Perfecto cigars have their own variations. In general, a Perfecto cigar has two conical ends, on the head and on the leg.
In Cuba they are usually called Exquisito or Double Figurado.
Sometimes they’re both wrapped in a flag leaf. However, the leg can be opened with a lump at the end. Moreover, they can appear relatively symmetrical and have the same ground shape at each end.
What are the different sizes of cigars?
Although the shape of the cigars can be limited, there are many different sizes. While some are short and thick, others can be long and thin. In addition, cigar blanks may be confused at this stage as the terms are rarely standardised.
For example, there are traditional Cuban sizes that are becoming increasingly rare. Meanwhile, the American cigar market in the New World has started to borrow different conditions, but also to produce its own cigars.
Moreover, many of these sizes are often used as general rules. Often they can differ one centimetre between manufacturers, sometimes even more.
In this guide we will combine them while maintaining the most commonly accepted dimensions.
How are cigars measured?
Although the metric system has been mandatory in Cuba since 1858, cigars are generally measured in inches. While some countries use a metric system, the use of imperial measures is almost standard in the industry. It is probably due to the influence of the United States on the market.
In general, cigars are measured by their length and ring gauge. The length is simply measured in inches, such as the crown, which is usually 5.25 inches long.
The scale of the rings corresponds to the diameter of the cigar. Because the measuring ring is often quite small, it is measured in 64 fractions of an inch and not in decimal numbers. This fraction is then simplified by simply entering the resulting number.
For example, a typical 0.68-inch crown reaching 44/64 is represented by a single 44. When determining the overall dimensions of the crown, the crown is therefore shown with 5.25×44.
In other countries that focus on the metric system, this information is often given in centimetres or millimetres in length and track gauge. We will propose these alternative measures in the following figure.
Because the names of cigars can vary considerably from brand to brand, it can sometimes be too conceptual to be understood. The use of a more accurate scale can sometimes make it easier to visualize the size of the cigar.
Various sizes of cigars in total
In the following table you can easily see the difference between the sizes of the cigars. Although the dimensions below do not correspond to reality, they need to be scaled to make them more comparable.
As you may have noticed, we did not include the figuarados in the list above. We will explain that this is more detailed information. In the meantime, let’s take a look at the total dimensions between the different cigars.
Most cigars can generally be divided into 12 common sizes, from the smallest to the largest:
- Small Corona (4.5×42)
- Gordito (4.5×60)
- Robust (5×50)
- Crown (5.25×44)
- Toro (6×50)
- Gordo (6×60)
- Panatela (6×34)
- Lonsdale (6.5×42)
- Churchill (7×48)
- Lancero (7.5×38)
- Double crown (7.5×50)
- Large crown (9.25×47)
Please note that the dimensions shown are generalisations and may vary between grades in whole centimetres.
To find out a little more about the size of each cigar, scroll down or click on one of the sizes above to go straight there!
- Typical imperial dimensions (inches): 4.5×42
- Typical metric dimensions (mm): 114×17
According to the standard size of the crown, the Petit Corona has a small French console. In Cuba, however, it is sometimes called Half Crown or Mareva.
Even if it’s a miniature cigar, it’s not the smallest cigar you can buy. However, it is one of the smallest handmade sizes. In general, cigars have to be made by machine because the roll cannot successfully roll such a small amount of tobacco.
In recent years the popularity of the Petit Coronas has decreased in favour of the new Robusto format. However, they are an excellent choice if you have a limited budget or if you want to take a 30 minute cigarette butt fairly quickly.
- Cigar Typical imperial dimensions (inches): 4.5×60
- Typical metric dimensions (mm): 114×24
Gorditos is a kind of new phenomenon that is very popular with brands like Oliva with its nub range. These short, thick cigars love their thick ribbed caliber, which produces a full but short smoke.
For those who like a very smoky cigar, but don’t have time to work on large bottles, the Gordito is a great choice. In general, they are quite cheap compared to large formats.
However, they are generally reserved for the New World market. While some Cuban brands have started launching in the Gordito format, they remain closer to the Rothschilds and Robustos.
- Typical imperial dimensions (in inches): 5×50
- Typical metric dimensions (mm): 127×20
Like Gordito, Robusto is a slightly new size, but still older than his cousin. However, the popularity of robust cigars continues to grow and they have slowly replaced the wreath as the standard cigar format in the United States.
A very similar Vitola in Cuba is a 4.5 x 48 Rothschild cigar, named after a 19th century German banker.
With their average length they produce a smoke that resembles a crown. However, with their wider ring they offer a more intense smoke that many modern cigar lovers prefer.
However, it should be noted that there is no direct link between the fullness of the cigar and its ring gauge. This largely depends on the type of tobacco used. Larger measuring rings, however, tend to be colder and produce more smoke.
- Typical imperial dimensions (inches): 5.25×42
- Typical metric dimensions (mm): 133×17
Although less popular than the Robustos, the Corona is still the reference for the cigar industry. It is considered a medium and a kind of access point for very high quality cigars.
While the length is often more than 5 inches, the distance between the rings varies between 42 and 46 inches. Thanks to the slightly smaller ring sensor it can burn hotter than a Robusto and produce a lighter smoke.
- Typical imperial size (inches):6×50
- Typical metric dimensions (mm): 152×20
Also known as Corona Gorda, Toro is another new size that offers a similar experience to Robusto. But an extra inch can change everything and cause more than an hour of smoke.
Traditionally the Toros is slightly smaller at 5 5/8 x 46. However, because of this resemblance to Robusto, many companies started rounding up to 6×50.
- Average size (in inches):6×60
- Average metric dimensions (mm): 152 mm x 24 mm
First cousin Gordito, Gordo is a rough cigar. The name actually means bold in Spanish. Generally shorter than Toro’s, they offer an additional measuring ring for cooler, more smoking hobbies.
Sometimes the term gordo is used for any cigar with a large ring and can apply to anything over 60 years old. For example, there are large Gordo cigars like the JFR Lunatic or the Asylum 13, size 8×80!
- Typical imperial dimensions (inches):6×34
- Typical metric dimensions (mm): 152×14
Although Panathela is as long as Gordo, it is a kind of antithesis. However, this is a much older format that has existed for centuries. Initially Panathela was chosen by the aristocrat, but in the course of the 20th century its popularity increased.
It experienced a kind of renaissance when it was sold as a cigar more suitable for women, but this renaissance was short-lived. Although the Panatelas is still easy to find among Cuban manufacturers, it currently occupies a fairly important place compared to thicker cigars.
- Typical dimensions in inches:6.5×42
- Typical metric dimensions (mm): 165×16
Traditionally known as Cervantes, Lonsdale was named after an English lord who ordered a line this size. He is often associated with the Cuban house, Rafael Gonzalez, who keeps his portrait in boxes.
Like the Panathalas, the Lonsdales are a more Cuban format with aristocratic connotations. However, they are generally overshadowed by Gordos and the more famous Churchill Witola.
- Typical Imperial Dimensions (inches):7×48
- Typical metric dimensions (mm): 179×19
The Churchill is named after the world’s most famous cigar lover and is a very long cigar with a more traditional calibre. Romeo and Juliet said he liked the second Juliet very much, so they renamed her a few years after the death of the former British Prime Minister.
In short, Churchill is an inch taller than Toro to offer the smoker a more refined experience. In general, the taste of a good cigar develops during combustion because the smoke and oil that pass through the cigar attack the tobacco from bottom to top.
Since there is plenty of Vortex space in this format, you may encounter other very similar formats. For example, Toro Grande is very similar to Churchill in length, except that its caliber can be about 52.
- Typical imperial dimensions (inches): 7.5×38
- Typical metric dimensions (mm): 190×15
Essentially a Panathela thumb, Lanceros are a rare breed. These beautiful cigars are also equipped with a very large ring sensor which gives them extra length.
However, Lanceros experiences a slight rebirth with a warm trail. If you ever get the chance, these are unique cigars that offer a taste like the Churchill.
- Typical sizes in inches:7.5×50
- Typical metric dimensions (mm): 190×20
Although Churchill is named after him, this Vitola is considered Britain’s first favourite. Although they are not twice the size of the crown, they are slightly larger and offer a complete experience.
The double crown can last for several hours, but you can feel the development of the aromas and their complexity better than when you smoke a small cigar. They are also called eminent personalities in Cuba.
Sometimes you can also find Grand Crown cigars. In general, it is slightly more than a vital double crown that is over 15 cm long and has a ring size of just under 50 cm.
- Typical dimensions in inches:9.25×47
- Typical metric dimensions (mm): 235×19
Also affectionately called president cigars, the Grand Crown are too long versions of the Double Crown. However, unlike the various Vitoles de Gordeaux, they do not have a particularly thick ring sensor.
If you have a few hours, you can enjoy it. But beware, some circles might not take you seriously!
Cigar size Figurado
Although most Figurado cigars have the same general sizes as parejos, there are a few exceptions. Normally a Figurado cigar combines different names to make them recognizable. Camacho, for example, made the Perfecto Gordo vitolas from American cigars matured in barrels.
However, sometimes Figurado cigars completely reduce the size of the accompaniment in the title. This is because it can already be indicated by a number, as shown in the table below
It’s not that these measurements are really average. Compared to the size of Parejo, there is much more room to play.
- Belikoso (5.5×50)
- Torpedo (6×48)
- pyramid (6×52)
- Perfecto Salon (7.25×57)
- Diadem Perfecto (8×55)
- Typical imperial dimensions (inches): 5.5×50
- Typical metric dimensions (mm): 140×20
In general, Belicotso cigars are similar to Robusto cigars if no size is specified. In fact, the extra half centimetre can even be considered a simple tilting of the head.
In general, the Belicosso is a smaller cigar. But sometimes you can meet Belicoza Gordosa.
- Typical imperial dimensions (inches): 6×48
- Typical metric dimensions (mm): 152×19
If you can compare Belico to Robustos, Topredo is the Toro of the Figurado. In fact, torpedoes are generally about 15 cm long and round in shape, with a diameter of about 50 calibres.
Don’t forget that when you cut the figuarado you often lose a considerable part of its total length. So the final size of the cigar could be closer to the crown!
- Typical imperial dimensions (inches): 6×52
- Typical metric dimensions (mm): 152×21
Normally pyramid cigars look a lot like torpedoes. The biggest difference is the thicker measuring ring at the foot, which can bend much lower at the head.
Perfect salmon size
- Typical imperial dimensions (inches): 7.25×57
- Typical metric dimensions (mm): 184×23
Although Perfectos generally differ more in size than other bottles, they have different unique sizes. One of the most common is salmon over 7 inches long with a solid 57-inch rail.
Small perfectos tend to bend more than salmon. However, they can have a small cone like a pyramid on the underside of the body, reducing the manometer when smoking.
Diadem Perfecto Dimensions
- Typical imperial dimensions: 8×55
- Typical metric dimensions: 203×22
Another peculiarity of Perfectos is the Diademas, an 8 inch animal with a modest 0.55 ring. Not surprisingly, they’re quite rare. However, they are quite attractive.
Like Solomon, they’re big cigars. Although they are longer, they are also slightly thinner. Unlike the small Perfectos, most of their bodies are flat and the cigar bends less.
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