One of the clearest divisions between the different electronic cigarettes on the market is between those which choose to emulate the appearance of a tobacco cigarette and the ones who go for something sleeker and more futuristic. Although the vapor production, battery life and the quality of the flavors are considerably more important, different vapers have preferences when it comes to appearance. As an example, Green Smoke’s e-cig is very cigarette-like, whilst V2s look more like something from a Philip K. Dick novel, and there’s a chance you have a preference.
EverSmoke is a Florida-based manufacturer founded in 2010, and is a different brand from the folks over at South Beach Smoke. The main difference between the brands is the appearance, with the South Beach Smoke sporting the faux-rings and amber glowing tip of the tobacco-like style and the EverSmoke going for a more high-tech look. EverSmoke e-cig is the newer imprint, but if you’re happy with the difference in appearance, it could potentially be the brand for you.
The Premium Starter Kit comes with two batteries (one long and one standard in either automatic or manual), five cartridges, USB charger and wall adapter, available for a discounted price of $79.99 (at time of writing). There’s also the Basic Kit, which only has one battery but is cheaper, currently on sale at $59.99.
- Great smoke volume
- Manual and automatic batteries available
- Multiple battery sizes
- Ten flavor options
- Signature crystal tip
- VaporMax® cartridge technology
- Compatibility with South Beach Smoke
- Five nicotine levels
- Quick charging
- Battery life could be better
- Other brands have better flavors
EverSmoke Packaging and Design
The EverSmoke Premium kit comes in a compact, magnetically closing box, like the majority of brands you’ll encounter. It’s a clean white color, with the “o” logo and curls of green smoke serving as the sole decoration for the minimalistic box. Inside, your batteries are nestled in two slots cut into the felt-lined foam of the upper layer, with plenty of space cut out so you can get your fingers in to pick them up. Underneath you’ll find the chargers, manual, cartridges and a helpful membership card which politely informs people that you are vaping and not smoking. Whilst this is a nice addition, it seems that if you were approached and asked to stop “smoking,” responding by passing a membership card containing a pre-printed message you’d look like you were either completely socially inept or a mute.
The e-cigs themselves have the two-piece design you’d expect, and they offer you the choice of manual or automatic batteries in one of three colors, black, white and stainless steel. The batteries have the EverSmoke logo towards the top, which complements the cool and sophisticated design, and are topped off with a crystal tip. The tips glow orange on inhalation, and two thin slots allow air-flow through the cartridge. Overall, the e-cigs are well-designed, and the cartridges have a silicon tip, which is supposed to prevent leakage. In practice, it doesn’t quite do the job, but experienced vapers will know that this is a common issue, and the EverSmoke e-cigarette does ordinarily do a good job of controlling it.
The cartridges come in five different nicotine levels, which offers a greater level of choice than you’ll find with most manufacturers – for example, V2 only has four. You can choose between No Nicotine, Ultra Light (6mg), Light (12mg), Full Flavored (18mg) and Bold (24mg). This is plenty for both the heavier smokers and anybody who wants to gradually reduce their nicotine consumption. However, Green Smoke also offers five nicotine levels, and White Cloud has six, so they aren’t the leaders in this area. Still, there is nothing to complain about unless you want really strong cartridges.
Flavors and Vapor
The vapor production from the EverSmoke e-cig is excellent, definitely comparable to V2, who are generally recognized as the leaders in this area. You’ll be more than satisfied with the fog of vapor you produce, and the throat hit is just right, enough to make it feel like smoking but not overly painful or dry. For smokers concerned that the output from the e-cig will feel like nothing like what you get from a tobacco cigarette, EverSmoke is one of the companies that will truly impress you. The manual batteries are better in this department, but you still get more than enough vapor if you give the automatic batteries a few priming puffs.
The flavor profile of the EverSmoke e-cigarette is a bit of a mixed bag. There are ten in total: Cherry Crush, Cool Menthol, Classic Tobacco, Very Vanilla, Coffee Creation, Peppermint Party, Piña Colada, Peach Passion, Royal Tobacco and Golden Tobacco. Overall, they’re well-executed, but they’re consistently not quite as strong as some users may like. The Classic Tobacco boasts a sweet edge, and the menthols work well because they aren’t overpowering. The stand-out flavors for me are the Very Vanilla and the Cherry Crush, because the intended flavor comes through more strongly, and is replicated very accurately. It is compatible with South Beach Smoke’s cartridges, though, so you get more options than these alone. It is worth mentioning that the flavors die out noticeably as you work through the cartridge.
The EverSmoke batteries come in three different sizes, so the life you get will depend on which you choose. Manual batteries will also drain 25 percent quicker, on average. The standard battery is good for between 200-250 puffs, which is enough to vape the equivalent of a pack of cigarettes. The longer batteries boost this to about 350, making it better for heavier users. In practice, the battery life seems to be shorter than that (which is generally the case, as the per-puff count is under ideal conditions), although this is only really an issue with the standard size battery, which you may find running out a little too regularly. You’d have to take two to work with you, just in case, but you probably wouldn’t need it unless you’re a heavy smoker. The charger is the pen-drive, poke-precariously-out-of-your-laptop style that is still widely used, aside for by savvier brands such as V2. Charging is pretty quick, which partially makes up for the slightly short battery life on the standard battery.
Manufacturing and Warranty
One of the biggest selling-points of EverSmoke is that the e-cigs are assembled and tested in the US, providing even greater confidence in the quality of the product. No issues came up through the testing period, aside from the automatic battery occasionally remaining activated for a second or two after I stopped inhaling. This is about as minor as points can get, though, and the quality of the production is undeniable.
If you receive a regular delivery of cartridges (monthly to bi-monthly) as part of EverSmoke’s Home Delivery Program, you receive a lifetime warranty. This provides free replacements for any defective batteries (under normal use) for the duration of your deliveries. If you don’t get the deliveries, you receive the same offer but only for a year. This is a great warranty that really rewards loyal customers.
The EverSmoke e-cig is one of the best options you’ll find on the market, with ample vapor production, plenty of nicotine levels, a decent selection of flavors and reliable, US-based assembly and testing. The battery life is the only thing that really lets it down, and it’s one of the areas where competitors like Green Smoke and V2 really blow it out of the water. This small gripe aside, however, there is very little to complain about with the EverSmoke e-cig.
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