V2 Cigs Review
V2 Cigs is one of the biggest players in the e-cig industry, which gives their product a lot to live up to. Fortunately for them, it delivers on virtually every front, with the only criticisms being surprisingly minor.
- Robust throat-hit
- Cartridge quality assurance technology
- Longest battery life in the industry
- Excellent vapor production
- Automatic & manual switch options
- Cool battery color options like metallic blue
- Refills & e-liquid available
- Warranty covering up to five replacements
- Other brands have a more cigarette-like appearance
Bottom LineV2 Cigs should have included a higher nicotine level, and their warranty isn't quite what it seems. Now that’s over with, there is nothing to complain about. The vapor production, battery life, flavor selection and manufacturing quality are superb.
V2 Cigs: Our Expert Review
The V2 Standard Kit comes with an automatic and a manual battery, USB Smart Charger, wall adapter and ten flavor cartridges. The Ultimate Starter Kit ramps this up to 25 cartridges, and also throws in a car charger, a USB-powered battery, another battery, a metal carry case, a portable charging case and a lanyard. Either way, you get everything you need to start vaping, and you’re free to choose the lengths of your battery.
Packaging and Design
The V2 Cigs Ultimate Starter Kit comes in a formidable box, clad in their sleek blue, grey and white branding. It’s well-constructed and sturdy, with a magnetic clasp to keep the lid tightly closed in transit. It feels a little like you’ve received a package from the future, with the sci-fi worthy “Your Life. Version 2.0” tagline sitting proudly alongside their logo on top of the box. Inside, a cardboard cover frames the three batteries, which are held firmly in place by a felt-covered plastic mould. Lifting it up reveals the assortment of accessories separated into compartments. On first glance, it’s hard not to be impressed.
Their e-cigs feature the industry-standard cartomizer style cartridges, so the cigarettes are all two-piece. They’ve gone against the convention of including faux-cigarette paper rings around their battery attachments, with options in sleek chrome, metallic blue and plain black or white. The pieces screw together, leaving four thin gaps in the thin silver band for air-flow. Overall, the construction is solid, and the distinctive branding is emblazoned on both the cartridges and the battery. The LED tip lights up and dissipates with your inhalation as you’d expect it to. To prevent you consuming too much nicotine the e-cig shuts off temporarily (shown with three LED blinks) if you take a drag of over 10 seconds in length.
There are four options for the amount of nicotine in your V2 Cigs cartridge, Zero, Light (6mg), Medium (12mg) and Full (18mg). If you’re interested in gradually reducing your nicotine intake, this provides you with ample steps on your journey to freedom from nicotine addiction. The Full cartridges will provide plenty of nicotine for all but the heaviest smokers, for whom an additional, 24mg cartridge could have been beneficial. The Zero option is great for retaining the sensory experience when you’re free from nicotine.
Flavors and Vapor
In terms of vapor production, it’s genuinely comparable to a tobacco cigarette, and it holds its weight (and potentially even exceeds) the big hitters for vapor like Green Smoke. You create thick clouds of vapor, particularly if you use a manual battery or prime the automatic one with a couple of introductory puffs. The throat-hit is robust and satisfying, but it remains a smooth vape. Even if you’re a tobacco-smoker thinking about making the switch to vaping for the first time, you won’t be disappointed with the amount of vapor it produces. For anybody that’s used other e-cigarettes before, the dense vapor is extremely impressive.
V2’s flavor profile is extensive, with three tobacco blends (Red, Sahara and Congress), three minty varieties (Menthol, Peppermint and Mint Tea), several for your sweet tooth (Vanilla, Chocolate, Cherry, Cola and Grape) and Coffee. They also have customization options if you put in a huge (100 cartridges or more) order of them – which opens up myriad other options for vapers interested in taste.
The Sahara wins out over the V2 Red blend for imitation of popular cigarette brands. It emphasizes the iconic elements of the rich tobacco flavor, like a caricature you instantly recognize despite the exaggerated features. The other tobacco blend, Congress, is a potential favorite – reducing the decision between it and Sahara into the realms of personal preference. Menthol is the strongest minty variety, but the cool Peppermint is more pleasant to vape. The remainder of the flavors are well-executed (although vaping Cola is a little odd) and roundly accurate, with the Cherry arguably being the best of the bunch. Overall, it’s an excellent selection. Read the full V2 cartridges review.
The battery life on both the manual and automatic varieties is more than adequate, with the standard length offering around 180 puffs and the extra long withstanding around 300. If you’re a heavy smoker, this is plenty to keep you going throughout the day. The LED tip flashes fifteen times when it’s empty and you simply screw it in to the USB charger. The charger has a short wire, which makes it easier to position beside your computer than the pen drive style ones. As is customary, the number of puffs per battery is under ideal conditions, but most vapers will get a day’s worth of use out of each charge – even if not 200 to 300 puffs. Plus, if you get the USB-powered e-cigarette and the portable charging case you’ll never be without something to vape.
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