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Best E-Cigarettes and Vape Mods of 2018

Welcome to EcigaretteReviewed, a leading source of electronic cigarette reviews from both experts and users. We’re dedicated to helping you find the best e-cig brand for your needs, and all of our reviews are based on extensive first-hand testing. Our reviews aim to give you a comprehensive overview of both the positive and negative elements of the latest and biggest-selling e-cigarette brands on the market so you can make an informed decision and kick the tobacco. Browse the top 10 e-cigarette reviews table below to find out more about some of the best electronic cigarettes on the market, and follow our blog if you’re looking to learn more about e-cigs in general.

 

Best Electronic Cigarette Reviews

 

 

Top 10 Best Electronic Cigarette Reviews
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3
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10 %
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15 %
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5
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15 %
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30 %
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Latest E-Cig Reviews

  • Wismec Reuleaux RXmini Review

    August 10, 2018
    Wismec’s RX series of mods have really made a mark on the vaping community, but up until now they’ve tended to be larger devices with formidable power outputs. The RXmini represents a break from this trend, with the device putting the focus firmly on portability, and offering an 80 W maximum power output despite being impressively compact. The mod comes with an in-built 2,100 mAh battery, packed neatly in a squat, diamond-shaped body. As well as the VW vaping and a mech-like bypass mode, the RXmini supports TC vaping with the whole range of TC coil materials, as well as offering an adjustable TCR mode. It looks like a great device for vapers who need something packed with features yet still portable, but is it? Check out our Wismec Reuleaux RXmini review to find out.
  • Sigelei Fuchai 213 Plus Review

    July 27, 2018
    Sigelei Fuchai 213 Plus
    Sigelei is one of the biggest names in vaping, and the Fuchai 213 Plus is one of their latest mods aimed at the long-term vaper. The device offers up to 223 W of power, TC vaping with titanium, stainless steel and nickel coils, as well as an adjustable TCR mode and plenty of safety features. The mod takes two 18650 batteries, but is fairly portable in comparison to many dual-battery mods on the market. Even if you’re unlikely to need the full power range the Fuchai 213 Plus offers, and don’t need the complicated TC features, the mod still promises to be a great performer and you can pick it up for just under $45. But is it worth the investment? Read our Sigelei Fuchai 213 Plus review for the full story.
  • Eleaf iCare Solo Review

    July 23, 2018
    Eleaf has a long history of putting out great beginner-friendly e-cigs, and the iCare series is the latest selection of devices with this ethos. The iCare Solo has a vape pen design, but with an all-in-one style that incorporates a tank into the body of the device and produces something that’s much easier to use for new vapers than many of the options on the market. It comes with 1.1 ohm coils and a 1.5 ml tank, which makes it a solid option for anybody vaping higher-nicotine e-liquids (or nicotine salt e-liquids) who wants something simple and portable. But what is the device like in practice? Are there better choices on the market? Our Eleaf iCare Solo review takes a look at the device to find out.
  • Vape Forward Cync Review

    July 15, 2018
    Cync Pod System Review
    The Vape Forward Cync is a pod system that separates itself from the crowd by offering e-juice from a selection of well-known premium mixers with the convenience of a pod system. The Stealth Cync offers a small 380 mAh battery – better than other pod systems like the JUUL – and has a cool yet portable and simple design. All you have to do to use the Cync’s pod system is push the pod into the open slot in the device, which makes it one of the easiest devices on the market to use. The pods contain liquids made by mixers including Space Jam, Beard Vape Co., Cosmic Fog and Five Pawns, promising much better flavors than many of the pod systems on the market. But is the Cync worth the investment? We’ve put it to the test for our Vape Forward Cync review to find out.
  • Eleaf iCare Review

    July 6, 2018
    Eleaf iCare Starter Kit Review
    All-in-one and pod system e-cigs take the vaping industry back to its roots. With a focus on simplicity of use, portability and the needs of just-switching smokers, basic offerings in the modern age have a hell of a lot going for them. The iCare from Eleaf is like a mini box mod in terms of appearance, but it features automatic operation – so you just puff to vape, like on a cigarette – and has an all-in-one design so you don’t need to worry about picking up a separate tank. For the price of $19.99, it looks like a fantastic deal for new vapers. But is it all it’s cracked up to be? Our Eleaf iCare review takes an in-depth look to find out.
  • Smok X Cube Ultra Review

    November 15, 2017
    X Cube Ultra Box Mod Review
    Smok is one of the biggest names in the vaping industry, and devices like the X Cube Ultra are why. The mod builds on the success of its predecessors, offering up to 220 W of power, TC vaping as standard and the same cool, LED-backed firing bar in place of the more traditional button. It has Bluetooth built-in, which can be used to customize the device, change your settings or upgrade the firmware (with the companion app), and tons of extra features like vibration alerts to separate it from the competition. It’s also a beast, running on two 18650 batteries and having an impressively solid construction. But is it worth the $45 price-tag? Is it a mod you can depend on, or are there better devices out there? Our Smok X Cube Ultra review puts the device to the test to find out.
  • Naked 100 E-Juice Review

    November 11, 2017
    Naked 100 E-Juice Flavor Review
    Naked 100 is a pretty new e-juice brand, but it’s one to pay attention to. With a “premium” approach to both flavor creation and the aesthetic presentation of the e-juice – including well-captured, multi-tonal flavors and understated class when it comes to design – the very reasonable price separates them from most competing mixer. Naked 100 has lines of menthol, candy, tobacco and cream e-juices, as well as the main fruity selection, meaning there is something for pretty much every vaper in the line-up. The 70% VG mixes might not be ideal for anyone with a basic vape pen, but if you’ve got a sub ohm tank, it means you’ll get awesome clouds when you vape. It all sounds good, but are the juices worth it? Are Naked 100’s e-liquids worth $24.99 for 60 ml? Our Naked 100 e-juice review finds out.
  • Smok Alien 220W Review

    October 25, 2017
    Smok has been a big name in vaping since the early days of the industry, and alongside the TFV line of sub ohm tanks, the Alien series of mods is keeping their name in the spotlight these days. The Alien 220 W is a dual 18650 battery mod with a cool, ergonomic design, a massive power output and more features than you’ll know what to do with. It has a lot of potential for everyone from ordinary vapers looking for something long-lasting and hard-hitting to serious cloud-chasers and people looking for the very best performance you can get. But does the reality live up to the hype? We’ve tested the mod out for our Smok Alien 220 W review to give you the whole story.
  • Innokin MVP4 Review

    September 19, 2017
    Innokin’s MVP series are some of the most iconic box mods on the market. From the early models to the more recent MVP3, the devices have offered impressive battery life and great performance. The MVP4 continues this proud tradition, pushing the maximum power output to 100 W, offering TC with nickel, stainless steel or titanium coils and offering a massive 4,500 mAh battery. Like the older devices, the design is great and it can also serve as a power pack to charge your cell phone or other electronics, but it also addresses concerns like the delay between firing and vaporization starting present on the older models. This all sounds great, and the $59.75 price-tag makes it all the more tempting, but is it really all it’s claimed to be? Our Innokin MVP4 review takes an in-depth look at the device to find out.
  • Pax 3 Review

    September 3, 2017
    Pax 3 Dry Herb Vaporizer
    The Pax line of vaporizers has always been one of the biggest names in the industry, and the Pax 3 aims to take up the reigns and offer the best vape yet. Boosting the battery to 3,500 mAh, adding vibration alerts and heating up quicker than the older unit, it has a lot going for it. The design is as good as ever, with a polished finish, rounded edges and four color-changing LEDs in lieu of a display screen, the Pax 3 looks the part and promises to be an excellent performer too. With four temperature settings ranging from 360 to 420 °F (or 182 to 215 °C) – which is further customizable with the companion app – and a concentrate attachment included in the kit as standard, it looks like an awesome deal for the $274.99. But is it? Our Pax 3 review finds out.

Guide to Choosing the Best E-Cig

 

Buying the Best E-Cig Brand

 

If you’re new to vaping, the multitude of options on the market can be a little overwhelming. Do I want an electronic cigarette that looks like a cigarette? Do I need a higher-powered e-cig, or will something smaller and less hard-hitting be enough? What should I look for when I’m buying an e-cigarette? How much does it cost to vape in comparison to smoking? What’s the best e-cigarette brand?

 

That’s a lot of questions, and that really just scratches the surface. You might also wonder about the potential risks of vaping in comparison to smoking, what the ingredients of e-juice are, how you should set up your e-cig and more.

 

Although there’s a lot to cover (and we have addressed many on our blog), here’s a brief guide to everything you may want to know if you’re just getting started with vaping.

 

What is Vaping?

 

The most basic question you may have is simply: what is vaping anyway? What are electronic cigarettes?

 

An e-cigarette is a device used to turn a liquid that usually contains nicotine into a vapor, which you inhale in the same way you would with cigarette smoke. The difference is that e-cigarettes don’t contain tobacco and they don’t involve combustion (so nothing is burned). A battery supplies power to a small coil, which heats it up and causes the “e-liquid” to turn into a mist of tiny droplets, and this is what you inhale. The word “vaping” is the equivalent of smoking, but for this vapor instead of smoke.

 

Types of Electronic Cigarette

 

When you’re first considering picking up an electric cigarette, one of the first things you’ll notice is the huge variation in the different types of e-cig you can get. From ones that look like cigarettes to ones that are big and boxy, each type of e-cig has its own benefits and drawbacks. Here is a quick guide to the most common types:

 

Cigalikes

 

These are cigarette-sized devices composed of two parts: a battery (that looks like the tube of tobacco in a traditional cigarette) and a “cartomizer” (which looks like a cigarette butt). The cartomizer contains a cartridge – which holds the e-liquid you vaporize – and an atomizer – which turns the e-liquid into vapor. The batteries in these types of e-cigarette are generally small, to keep them the size of cigarettes.

 

You usually vape using these by just inhaling from the end in the same way you would with a cigarette, but some “manual” devices are activated with a button on the body of the battery. Cartomizers are usually disposable, which means you just throw them away and screw a new one into place when it’s empty.

 

Benefits

  • Cigarette-like appearance
  • Portable
  • Very easy to use

 

Downsides

  • Limited battery life
  • Cartomizers are generally a little expensive
  • Very little cross-compatibility between brands
  • Vapor production could be better

 

eGo-Style E-Cigs & Vape Pens

 

eGo-style e-cigarettes are a little bigger than cigalikes, being more like the size of a marker pen or cigar. They have bigger batteries, which means they last longer between charges, and almost all work “manually,” only activating when you press the button. They also use “clearomizers” or tanks instead of cartomizers, which can be refilled several times and only need replacing when the atomizer head (the coil that heats up and the wick used to soak up the liquid) starts to falter. In many cases, the atomizer head can be replaced, so you can keep using the clearomizer’s body indefinitely.

 

Benefits

  • Easy to use
  • Portable
  • Good vapor production
  • Better flavor
  • Much longer battery life
  • Generally cheaper to keep using
  • Can use with any e-liquid

 

Downsides

  • Still limited battery life compared to bigger models
  • More complicated than cigalikes
  • Less features than more advanced e-cigs
  • Can’t use with many of the atomizers on the market

 

Variable Voltage & Variable Wattage Mods (VV/VW)

 

“Mods” are the main other class of ecigs, and can be divided into two types: variable voltage/variable wattage (VV/VW) and mechanical vape mods. VV/VW vape mods can come in many different shapes and sizes, with most modern devices looking like boxes, but some (especially older models) being tube-shaped. These are all operated manually, but unlike the other models, they have adjustment buttons which allow you to set the voltage or wattage applied to the atomizer and extra features too. As well as providing consistent power, this also allows you to tailor the performance of the device to your preferences.

 

Mods often have in-built batteries (like cigalikes and eGo-style devices), but may also require separate batteries. This adds a little bit of complexity, but ultimately isn’t too different from other electronic devices that use external batteries.

 

Benefits

  • Vastly improved battery life
  • The most feature-packed e-cigs
  • Excellent vapor production and flavor (depending on your atomizer)
  • Support a wide range of atomizers
  • Allow you to choose your own voltage or wattage
  • Can use any e-liquid
  • Come with safety features not present on mechanical mods
  • Running costs are very low

 

Downsides

  • More complicated than other devices
  • Dealing with separate batteries isn’t ideal for newer vapers
  • Devices are more expensive
  • Not as portable as other types

 

Buying Your First E-Cigarette

 

Even with all of this information, buying your first e-cigarette can still be a daunting experience. How do you find the best electronic cigarette brand for your needs? Where should you go to make the purchase?

 

First off, finding the best e-cig isn’t particularly easy. The problem isn’t that it’s hard to find a high-quality device; it’s more that your personal preferences have a big role to play in the best choice for you. Here are a few things to consider when you’re looking for the best-rated e-cig brand on the market:

 

  • Ease of use: The biggest factor you should consider is how simple you want your experience to be. In general, the more complicated the device, the better it will perform, but new users understandably want something easy to use. The best advice is to either choose an eGo-style e-cig, or an “all-in one” option, like the Aspire Plato, the Joyetech eGo AIO or the Joyetech eGrip II. If you don’t mind something more complicated, you could start with a VV/VW mod, but if you want something as simple as possible, cigalikes are the easiest to use, despite being less satisfying.
  • The battery: One of the most important things to consider when you’re buying a device is the lifespan of the battery. If the battery doesn’t last long, you’ll have to charge a lot more and may end up draining it while you’re out at work. The lifespan of the battery is shown through it’s milliamp-hour (mAh) rating – higher numbers are better.
  • Portability: Higher-capacity batteries are good, but they’re generally less easily portable. So if portability is important, you’ll probably be better off getting two smaller batteries (around 650 mAh) so you have one to use while the other charges. Box mods are also quite portable, and have much longer battery life.
  • Power/voltage settings: Many modern e-cigarettes give you a choice for voltage or wattage, and devices like this generally offer better performance. They’re more complicated, but if you want a more satisfying vape, it’s well worth it.
  • Build quality: This is hard to judge without physically inspecting the device, but check out e-cig reviews to get an idea of how well each device is put together.
  • Extra features: There is a lot more to consider, but the most important is what extra features you get. Ensure the e-cig you choose has some safety features, for example, the ability to lock or be turned off, low voltage protection and short circuit protection. Other features like temperature control (only found on mods) are nice extras but not essential.

 

There is a lot to consider when you’re looking for the top e-cigarette brand, but thinking about these few things and how they match up to your preferences should point you in the right direction. And check out plenty of e-cigarette reviews on the devices you’re considering to see if there are any issues you may have missed.

 

But where should you shop? There are tons of great online vape stores, but we’d personally recommend DirectVapor: they offer free shipping, great prices and a huge range of e-cigs, tanks, e-liquids and more.

 

How Much Does Vaping Cost?

 

In general, vaping is much cheaper than smoking. How much cheaper it is can vary, but we did a detailed cost comparison for each of the three main types of electronic cigarette, and found that vaping will save you between $1,000 and $2,000 per year in comparison to smoking. Depending on what you choose and how much you vape, you could save even more than that.

 

How to Set Up Your Electronic Cigarette

 

So you’ve picked up an electronic cigarette starter kit and you’re ready to start vaping. The big question is “what the hell do I do?!” Thankfully, regardless of the type of ecig device you’ve gone for, the process of getting set up is quite straightforward.

 

Cigalike devices are the easiest: all you have to do is screw a cartomizer onto the battery and then start vaping. You should really charge the battery before you start – just screw the battery into the USB charger you get with the e-cig and wait until it’s done – but it’s not absolutely necessary.

 

For eGo-style electronic cigarettes and vape mods, the process is a bit more complicated because you have to deal with coils and e-juice. In most cases, your device will come with a coil already installed. But if there isn’t one screwed in, this is quite easy to do. Simply open up the tank (most just unscrew from the bottom) and look for the empty space where the coil goes. This is usually on the bottom section of the tank, and you should be able to see the threading and contact point. Just screw a new coil in there and it’s done.

 

Then you have to fill up, which is really easy. First, get access to your vape tank. Most tanks are still filled from the bottom, so you’ll probably have to open it like you did when installing the coil, but some are filled from the top. Once you’ve found the right spot, use the dripper top on your e-liquid bottle to fill up the tank, being careful to avoid the stem in the middle of the tank.

 

Finally, screw your vape tank back together (being careful not to spill!) and connect it to your electronic cigarette. All you have to do now is wait five minutes for the e-liquid to soak into the wick. If you don’t do this, you can ruin your wick.  After five minutes, you can start vaping.

 

This brief guide covers the basics, but we also have a post with some more detailed instructions. If you’re looking for advice relating to a specific device, electronic cigarette reviews for the device will usually have the information you need.

 

Don't be Overwhelmed

 

Vaping is more complicated than smoking. This may put you off making the switch, but just remember that it really doesn’t take long to get used to. As you gain experience with vaping, you’ll learn what nicotine level suits you, the type of device you prefer and how to look after your gear. And once you’ve learned the basic safety tips here and elsewhere on the site, there really isn’t much to worry about at all. The key point is that even though there’s a lot of information to take in, it really isn’t as complicated as it might seem! Once you get to grips with the basics you’ll be able to keep vaping without issues.