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Best E-Cigarettes and Vape Mods of 2019

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
Rank Brand Price Coupon Rating Official Website
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2
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30 %
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3
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15 %
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4
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15 %
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5
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15 %
90 Reviews »
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10 %
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Latest E-Cig Reviews

  • Smok Morph 219 Review

    June 19, 2019
    Morph 219 W Review
    Smok has a huge range of devices on the market, catering to everybody from new vapers to old timers looking to add something unique to their massive collection. One of the many trends in the vaping industry at present is gradual move towards touchscreen mods, which offer an understandable benefit in terms of user-friendliness. The Morph 219 essentially looks like the Alien 220 with a touchscreen and some other minor changes, aiming to recreate the legendary device with more up-to-date technology. It comes in a kit with the 6 ml TF Tank, priced at $79.99. The cost is a little higher than many devices, and with some potential issues for all touchscreen mods to consider, you might be wondering if it’s really worth the investment. We’ve taken a look for our Smok Morph 219 review.
  • Hexa Vape Review

    June 2, 2019
    Pod systems are hard to avoid at the minute. With so many options on the market, standing out is a challenge, but the Hexa aims to do just that. With a 350 mAh battery and six flavors for its pre-filled pods, along with the unique hybrid nicotine used in them, it’s aiming to gain some ground despite the stiff competition from the likes of the Juul. The device is available for the introductory price of £9.99 / $12.60, but even at the regular price (RRP is £19.99/ $25.30) it’s still a tempting offer for an impressive-looking device. But does it live up to its potential, or is it just trying to cash in on the trend? Our Hexa review takes a look to find out.
  • Naked 100 Salt Review

    May 30, 2019
    Naked 100 Review - Salt Line
    Naked 100 quickly gained support thanks to their well-replicated fruit flavors and their understated, no nonsense style when it comes to mixing. With the rise in pod devices and salt nicotine e-liquids, they join many other brands in putting out an alternate line-up of flavors specifically for higher-nicotine versions of their juices, mixed to 50/50 PG/VG so they work in the simpler pod-style tanks. The aim is to bring all of the flavors vapers loved from the original line-up into the new format, keeping the same well-known mixes and ideally, the same level of quality. The juices are fairly expensive, at $19.99 per 30 ml bottle, but are they worth it? Does the taste match up to the original line? We’ve put two of the juices to the test for our Naked 100 Salt review to find out.
  • Smok SLM Review

    May 19, 2019
    SLM Pod System Review
    Smok has a bewilderingly huge selection of vaping gear, so it’s not a surprise that they’ve put out some beginner-focused pod-style offerings. The SLM is their latest attempt to capture this segment of the market, offering a straightforward, slim-line vaping device that works automatically (so no buttons) and is about as simple to get to grips with as any pod system out there. The kit comes with the device and two pods, which are refillable with any e-juice of your choosing (although salt nicotine liquids are recommended), making it a solid option for your main vaping device, at least on paper. The price of $14.99 makes it even more tempting. But how does it perform, and can it stand up to the demands of day-to-day vaping? We’ve taken a look at the device for our Smok SLM review to find out.
  • Starss Icon Review

    May 10, 2019
    Pod systems are changing the way we vape, and with the increasingly-competitive market following the rise of the Juul, there are a lot of contenders for your purchase. The Icon from Starss has an undeniably unique look, and adds interesting designs to the front of the disc-like device to make it stand out from the crowd. With refillable pods – so you can use any nicotine salt or non-salt juice you like – and a big 380 mAh battery, it’s an appealing device for anybody looking for something to help them make the switch. But how does it perform? Is it a stand-out option for the $24.99 price tag or is it all style and no substance? We’ve tested the device out for our Starss Icon review to find out.
  • Transistor eJuice Review

    May 6, 2019
    Transistor Vape Juice Review
    Transistor eJuice has made quite a name for itself since it got its start in Chicago in 2015, shipping out bottles to interested vapers on a local Facebook group. With a rapidly-expanding line-up of carefully-crafted juices, spanning fruity options, desserts, candies, cereals, tobaccos and more, they’ve been quickly amassing supporters over the years. The juices come in either 30, 60 or 120 ml bottles, priced at $12.99, $22.99 or $27.99, and all of them have a cloud-friendly 70% VG mix and nicotine options of 0, 3 or 6 mg/ml. But do the flavors really live up to the hype? Our Transistor eJuice review puts three of the juices to the vape-test to find out.
  • Mr. Salt-E Review

    April 30, 2019
    Mr. Salt E-Juice Review
    Mr. Salt-E is a salt nicotine specialist, with a huge selection of flavors available in either 25 or 45 mg/ml of nicotine. This makes them a perfect company for vapers with pod-style devices or more basic vape pens, but the brand takes care to offer a variety of flavors so there are different options for newer and longer-term vapers. On one hand there are plenty of simple blends like Turkish Tobacco, Menthol Ice and Mint that are ideal for just-switching smokers, and on the other there are more complex blends like Orange Mango Guava, Peanut Butter Cookie and Strawberry Custard for people happy to move away from cigarette-like flavors. The juices cost $18.99 for a 30 ml bottle, and all come in 60/40 VG/PG. So, are they delicious or just disappointing? Our Mr. Salt-E review aims to find out.
  • Smok Mag Grip Review

    April 14, 2019
    Smok
    Smok has been putting out top-quality vaping devices since the early days of the industry, and the Mag Grip in combination with the TFV8 Baby shows just how well they can do. The Mag Grip has a unique, gun-handle like design with a trigger-style firing button. It’s a single battery mod, but it supports either 21700, 20700 or 18650 batteries, and offers up to 100 W of power with the bigger batteries. It also boasts all of the now-expected additional features, including temperature control vaping and all of the safety features that come standard on regulated mods. It looks like a great deal for the price of $69.99, but is it all it’s cracked up to be? Read our Smok Mag Grip review to find out.
  • Wick Liquor Review

    April 13, 2019
    Wick Liquor Boutique E-Liquid
    Boutique e-liquid mixers are more about doing a few things really well than doing a lot of things to a lower standard. Wick Liquor fit perfectly into this description, with a line-up of four juices (five if you count a version of an existing flavour with added menthol) mainly focused on fruity flavours but with one dessert-like option to add variety. This means that they aren’t the ideal mixer for everybody, but if you like fruity flavours and don’t mind the slightly-pretentious descriptions, the range is a tempting option. Wick Liquor is UK-based, so the juices either come in TPD-compliant 10 ml bottles or 50 ml “short-fills,” with some nicotine salt options available too. But are they worth trying out? Our Wick Liquor review tests the line-up to find out.
  • I Love Salts Review

    April 7, 2019
    Mad Hatter Salt E-Juice Review
    Salt e-liquids are becoming increasingly common alongside the explosion in pod-style vaping devices. At first, very few brands were offering salt options, but now more of the higher-quality mixers are getting involved, and I Love Salt from Mad Hatter Juice is one of the most promising offerings. With 10 fruity flavors and two tobaccos in the line-up, and options of either 25 or 50 mg/ml of nicotine, their new range aims to meet the needs of just-switching smokers with pod devices and potentially convert some mod-using vapers too. But are the flavors good enough to achieve their goal? Are they worth $16.99 for a 30 ml bottle? Our Mad Hatter I Love Salts 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.