Halo Cigs is known for their e-liquids, but the G6 is their flagship e-cigarette. It isn’t bad, but it doesn’t manage to stand out in any particular area. You wouldn’t be disappointed if you chose the G6, but it’s definitely worth considering other options.
The Halo G6 e-cig is a high-quality product, with decent vapor production and a wide-ranging, well-executed flavor selection. One of the biggest bonuses of the product is the fact that e-liquid is available in a variety of flavors. This is a great way to save even more money when you’re vaping, and it gives you the option of mixing your own unique flavor blends. There may be better options available elsewhere for battery life and vapor production, but the Halo G6 still has a lot to offer.
Standing out isn't easy in the world of e-cigs. New manufacturers sprout up by the week, pushing promising products and attesting to their quality at every opportunity. For those new to the world of vaping, this can make choosing an e-cig a pretty daunting process. Halo e-cig isn't amongst the biggest-hitters in the industry, but they pride themselves on their e-liquid, and their new Halo e-cig G6 line promises to improve upon their previous Element series. The Halo G6 Basic Starter Kit comes with two batteries, two blank cartridges, five pre-filled cartridges, USB charger and wall adapter, but is it worth the investment?
Packaging and Design
The Halo G6 is unusual for an electronic cigarette starter kit because it ditches the standard magnetically-closing box in favor of a cylindrical tin that seems like it should contain some industrial-strength hair gel. The cool blue, black and silver design gives an impression of superior quality, and it’s undoubtedly more portable than most starter kits. Inside, the two batteries and blank cartridges are wedged into a foam cylinder which you have to remove to get to the rest of the kit. The USB charger, manual and wall adapter are in the bottom of the tin, with the five filled cartridges nestled into the underside of the foam.
You have nine options for the color of your e-cigarette, and they use a two-piece design. The Classic White option has cigarette-style faux rings, but the others have more of a matt sheen in creatively-named colors such as Midnight Blue, Demon Red and Electric Lime. The two pieces screw together comfortably, leaving only four thin air-flow holes in the cartridge-side of the silver band separating them. The tip of the battery glows a warm, cigarette-like amber, lighting up on inhalation as you’d expect.
The cartridges have a unique design, with the mouthpiece bearing a funnel-like crater in the center. This seems unusual at first, but the design effectively removes the common issue with leaking cartridges, so overall it’s a great idea. The mouthpiece can push down into the metallic cartridge a little too easily though, which makes it much less comfortable to vape until you fish it out with a paperclip.
Halo e-cig offers four nicotine levels with the Halo G6, Low (6mg), Medium (12mg), High (18mg) and XHigh (24mg). This is the standard number of nicotine options, but they've opted for the higher content instead of going for the more common zero nicotine option. The fact that they include a stronger option for heavier nicotine consumers is great, but a nicotine-free cartridge would help those who've overcome their addiction but still want the smoking sensation.
Flavors and Vapor
The vapor production from the Halo Cigs G6 is good, but it can’t really compete with the best performers in this area. You get enough to satisfy your sensory cravings, but it doesn't compare with a cigarette or the level of vapor you get with other e-cigarette brands like Green Smoke. You do get a throat hit, though, so it is a good replication of the smoking sensation in that sense. Still, if you want the most vapor you might have to look elsewhere.
The flavor profile of the Halo G6 is better if you use the blank cartridges and e-liquid. There are four tobacco options for the cartridges, Tribeca (smooth), Torque56 (unfiltered premium tobacco), Prime15 (premium tobacco) and Turkish Tobacco. Menthol Ice and HX3 are the two options for menthol smokers, and the cartridge selection is completed with Malibu and Belgian Cocoa.
In e-liquid, you can also get flavors like Shamrock (mint chocolate), Twisted Java (cappuccino) and the pirate-inspired Captain Jack tobacco. The Menthol Ice is an impressive menthol option, not too overpowering but still with a strong taste of menthol. The Malibu is excellently-executed; you get the coconut you’d expect but it’s still distinctly recognizable as being modeled on the drink. Overall, it’s very pleasant to vape.
Halo E-Cig Battery
You get a choice between manual and automatic Halo G6 batteries, and they last for around 200 to 250 puffs. This is enough for you to enjoy about as much nicotine as you’d get in a pack of cigarettes, so will last most users throughout their workday. Some longer battery options would have been good, because only the Standard and Mini sizes are available. The charger is the pen-drive style, and there’s a LED light which switches to blue when it’s finished. Charging is pretty quick, taking just over two hours to replenish after being fully drained.