Two Way Humidification System
All ClimaStands utilize patented Boveda Two Way Humidification System and ship with a 6 month starter kit to get you started on your way to proper humidification and exquisite display of your instrument.
The Two-Way Humidification System (formerly Humidipak) is the only maintenance free, two-way humidity control system for guitar. It automatically maintains the optimal 45-50% relative humidity (RH) level within your ClimaStand, eliminating the guesswork and potential mess related to refilling a humidifier. Unlike refillable humidifiers, this system provides true “two-way” purified humidity control by adding and removing moisture on demand. No more manual adjustments based on seasonal changes, geographic locations, temperature, or other factors.
Standard 49% RH packets have the capacity to provide 26 grams of vapor per packet to the instrument and ClimaStand, while at the same time has the capacity to absorb more than 10 grams of vapor per packet. Using just two packets in our airtight cases provide your instrument the perfect environment preventing string buzz, warped necks, cracks, and other damage associated with lack of humidification.
Improper storage is the greatest constant danger to the condition of a wooden instrument. Until Boveda and the ClimaStand, humidified storage meant refilling awkward and unreliable sponges, snakes or discs. Those products only work 1-way, they add humidity whether it’s needed or not, while we provide a simplified way to utilized the world’s first 2-way humidity control.
Science Made Portable
The Boveda packets consist of a formulated salt, water, and gel solution contained in a leak-proof water vapor-permeable membrane. Based on scientific principles, the saturated solution will maintain a constant level of 45-50%* RH within a sealed environment such as the ClimaStand without damaging fluctuations in humidity. The membrane itself ensures purity and allows for rapid water-vapor transmission. The membrane acts much like the filtration used in water purification systems by inhibiting the passage of soluble substances, such as salt, and by allowing only pure water vapor to pass in and out of the membrane.
Guitar Maintenance Made Simple, Safe, and Effective
With our ClimaStand, using the system is simple. Place two packets inside the Planet Waves mesh pouches and place onto the custom built wooden packet holders in the ClimaStand, close the door, latch the hinges and THAT’S IT!
When playing the instrument, leave the pouches inside the ClimaStand and secure the latches. This will maintain the proper RH level inside the ClimaStand and allow you the maximum life of the packets. Research has shown that packets have an average lifespan of 2-4 months under normal circumstances. As long as you can press the packets with your fingers and feel movement of the contents, the packets are working. Once the packets become solid, discard and replace with new packets. Please visit our Packet Replacement Program page for easy auto shipment of packets from our workshop directly to your house.
* 45-50% is the typical range of the Humidipak packets.
Please see the D'Addario/Planet Waves and Boveda websites for additional information regarding the Boveda Two Way Humidification System. The links are provided below. We have also included some videos and a FAQ document below with some additional information on the packets.
Planet Waves Humidipaks are strongly recommended and endorsed by Bob Taylor, CEO of Taylor Guitar Co. Click here for a video of Bob Taylor describing why he is such a huge supporter of this humidity control method above all others.
A promotional video produced which shows how the packets are used in a hardshell guitar case. We will have a video soon that shows how they are placed in our case and some time footage of realtime humidity readings.