Real Feel Disposable E-Cig Review
Billed as “America’s favorite disposable electronic cigarette”, the Real Feel is geared toward smokers who want to make the transition to vaping as seamless as possible. Located in West Palm Beach, Florida, the brand is a newcomer to the market. As such, their selection is still growing with recently added rechargeable eGo style batteries with clearomizer tanks and nice selection of e-liquid. Their disposables are sold either individually, in boxes of 20 or, in our case, a convenient 3-pack box.
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- Cigarette-like appearance and packaging
- Good vapor production and throat hit
- Nice, cool menthol flavor
- Cheaper than most brands
- Cheap, plastic feel
- Only availale in tobacco and menthol
- Tobacco flavor has a plastic taste
- No nicotine strength options
- Short battery life
Bottom LineReal Feel disposable electronic cigarettes fall short of competing with the likes some of the bigger name brands on the market. The concept of producing an e-cig that closely mimics the feel of a tobacco cigarette is great, but it just needs a little improvement.
Real Feel Disposable E-Cig Review
Similar in size and shape to a deck of cards, first impressions are that the Real Feel box would fit comfortably in my pocket as it isn’t quite as thick as a pack of smokes. The box is relatively sturdy with a plastic tray inside holding the three disposable e-cigs.
For some reason there is a surgeon general’s warning on the side of the box. Aren’t these supposed to be smokeless cigarettes? I know SMOKING causes lung cancer, heart disease, etc. but electronic cigarettes produce vaporize nicotine, not smoke.
Other than that, packaging is pretty simple, with a black box for regular 24mg and a green one for menthol in the same strength. Unfortunately it appears that Real Feel currently only offers 24mg strength nicotine with their 3-pack sets.
Look and Feel
Comparable to NJOY King disposables, Real Feel e-cigs certainly look the part. They are the exact same size as a typical king sized cigarette and even have orange speckled “butt” with a white rubber cap. The tip of the regular glows red when inhaled and the menthol lights up green. But do they actually feel like real cigarettes? Not quite.
Wrapped in what feels like some sort of plastic, the Real Feel e-cigs are pretty slick to the touch. The filter area is pretty squishy, however, for those who like to be able to squeeze a cigarette between their fingers. Overall, these disposables offer a pretty close look and feel to that of a traditional cigarette compared to most disposable e-cigarettes I’ve tried.
Vapor and Taste
For me, what mattered most when first trying out an electronic cigarette was the overall feel that vapor it produced had. Does it taste like a cigarette? Can I feel the vapor in my throat? Does it give me the nicotine buzz? The first couple brands I tried over a year ago, purchased from local 7-11, failed horribly. The Real Feel, on the other hand, is a nice step up. Both the regular and menthol produced a decent amount of vapor with good throat hit. And being 24mg strength, they both satisfied my nicotine craving.
Now for the taste. The regular flavored Real Feel had a nice sweet tobacco taste upon exhaling. However I could taste too much of the plastic filler upon inhaling which disrupted the tobacco flavoring. The menthol was a lot better, even considering I really only smoked Marlboro Lights. It had a strong but sweet mint taste that was both good upon inhaling and exhaling.
Here is where many disposable electronic cigarettes fail to deliver. The Real Feel disposables sold in 3-packs claim to offer 175 puffs each or about 500 per pack. I tried out one regular and two menthol flavored e-cigs. The regular and first menthol both lasted me about a day of occasional puffing. Not too bad.
To get a more accurate measurement of the amount of puffs they really offered, I inhaled the second menthol for around 2 seconds/drag. Sadly, the tip was blinking after only a few hours and no more than 100 puffs. Battery life is probably the most important factor for a disposable e-cigarette and the Real Feel didn’t quite deliver.
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