V2 Cigs Review – A Closer Look
I heard and read a lot of good things about the V2 cigs electronic cigarette, so much so that I was straight over to their website to buy a kit and take a closer look. I decided on the V2 Standard Kit ($79.95) as well as buying an extra box of ‘10 flavor sampler’ cartridges costing $16.85.
V2 Cigs is a fairly new company when it comes to the electronic cigarette marketplace but this doesn’t mean they are amateurs when it comes to the product itself.
They have managed, in a relatively short period of time, to put together a package and website that is (according to V2 Cigs) “the world’s most popular electronic cigarette website”. Let’s have a closer look.
As with most brands I have reviewed so far V2 Cigs have a good, tidy presentation box with a magnetic flap that fits everything in nicely. The foam insert that holds the batteries is removed to reveal the chargers and cartridges.
Overall – Everything is nicely branded and looks professional from the start.
This is one area that V2 Cigs stands out from many of the top brands.
Upon checkout you will be able to customize your battery order by choosing the color and choice of manual or automatic batteries.
With the V2 Standard Starter Kit I purchased I went for a stainless steel automatic battery and a white manual battery. For those that don’t know the difference, the automatic (pictured with red cart) is just like smoking a normal cigarette whereby when you take a drag the heating element activates, heating the liquid to provide an inhalable vapor.
With the manual battery (picture with blue cart) there is a button that needs to be pressed to activate the battery which in turn activates the heating element.
The idea of the manual battery is that every draw you take will produce maximum amount of vapour as the liquid is heated quickly prior to taking a drag.
The performance of both batteries is very good, the manual battery may produce a little more vapour but there really isn’t that much in it.
The main thing is that they are both very responsive.
As looks go V2 Cigs again ticks all the boxes, they offer 4 colors of battery, white, black, blue and stainless steel as well as 3 different sizes (67mm, 79mm, 110mm).
I bought the white and stainless steel (79mm) for this review, the white battery is a plain design and doesn’t replicate the faux rings that other brands such as Green Smoke and The Safe Cig have opted for.
I actually prefer the look of the two other brands mentioned but it certainly isn’t a deal breaker. The stainless steel is something a little bit different and I really like it, it makes it feel like a real luxury product.
Overall – Both performance and handle are excellent when it comes to both batteries.
I got a wide variety of flavors as I like to check out as much as I can when trying new brands.
I ordered a pack of V2 Red carts, a pack of ‘new recipe’ Cherry carts and a box of 10 flavor samplers.
The samples, in addition to the above two flavors are coffee, vanilla, chocolate, cola, peppermint, menthol and the tobacco flavors, Congress and Sahara all in medium strength, 12 mg.
The vapour production is definitely up there amongst the best from the brands that have been reviewed on Smokelesscigarettesdeals.com. The draw is incredibly smooth and the throat hit good with the majority of flavors. Again V2 Cigs have stayed away from going for the look of a real cigarette by color coding their cartridges and actually labelling them with the flavour names.
Again, it’s not too important for electronic cigarettes to look exactly like a real cigarette but I personally prefer this look, this aside though there is little to fault.
When it comes to flavors I do like the odd vape away from tobacco carts now and then and V2 excel when it comes to offering a good selection. For me, I find myself going back to the cherry and menthol when I need a flavour hit!
There are 3 tobacco flavors on offer, the V2 red which is the classic tobacco flavour, Congress which is similar to the Parliament brand of cigarettes and Sahara which V2 compare to being similar to Merit, Camel, American Spirit, Kent as well as European cigarette blends.
Another stand out service V2 offer is their ‘Custom Cartridges’. They will make cartridges to your exact tastes, you can choose the nicotine strength, the color of the cart and also the flavour. It’s not a case of choosing the flavour from a list either, you can actually pick anything and they will do their best to replicate it! Great stuff!
The only thing is with this service is that you need to buy a minimum of 100 per flavour and if you don’t like the flavour then you cannot get a refund. At $225 per 100 this is good for a custom service, just be sure you choose your flavour wisely!
Back to the standard flavors on offer… For me, and again this is personal preference, the Congress and V2 Red are the best of the tobacco flavors, the Sahara blend I didn’t like.
Overall – Bar a few, all flavors are very good and offer a very smooth draw and just the right amount of ‘throat hit’ with the 12mg medium strength. Top pick flavors for me are Congress, V2 Red, Cherry and Menthol! The other plus point is that you can buy empty carts and fill them either with the V2 e liquid or with an e liquid of your choice making the flavor options endless.
They also sell adapters to fit on the V2 battery that will allow you to use cartomizers from other brands! This is a big move by V2 and one that could make all the difference when attracting customers from competing e cigarette brands.
Value For Money
Like most brands of smokeless cigarette, V2 Cigs will save you money in the long run. The up-front cost for a starter kit starts from $59.95, once this cost is out of the way then you will only have to buy the V2 Vapor cartridges.
They are available to buy in different pack sizes, the bigger the pack size the bigger the saving. For example a 5 pack of flavoured cartridges costs $12.95, 20 pack is $44.95 all the way up to an 80 pack at $129.95.
If you prefer to refill your own cartridges then you could save even more money in the long run, you can buy a 5 pack of ‘blank cartridges’, each of these cartridges can be refilled 5 times. Along with this you can buy 25ml of V2 Platinum e-liquid for $18.95, this will fill 25 cartridges. So overall you could end up paying just $27.90 for 25 cartridges if you were to do it like this, big saving for heavy vapors!
V2 Cigs Starter Kits
There are a number of V2 Cigs starter kits to choose from as listed below.
V2 Economy Kit – $59.95
The most affordable kit that is good for those trying e cigs for the first time but if you are looking to buy a kit then I would give this one a miss and go for the next price up mainly due to the extra battery.
V2 Standard Kit – $79.95
This is the kit I bought for the review and includes a choice of two batteries, 10 cartridges and 2 chargers. A great kit to start with.
V2 Traveler Kit – $129.95
If your budget allows then this is the kit I would recommend. With this kit you will receive a choice of 2 batteries, 15 cartridges, 2 chargers but the stand out addition to this kit is the portable charging case that allows your e cigarettes to be charged on the go.
V2 Couples Kit – $129.95
If you have a partner that would like to switch to e cigs with you or even just a friend that you can convince to make the change then this is the kit to go for. You will basically receive 2 standard kits so the saving is great, it would be the equivalent of paying $65 each for a standard kit!
V2 Cigs Money back guarantee/warranty
They offer a 30 day money back guarantee on all starter kits.
They also hold a lifetime warranty on their products as long as you have purchased e-liquid or cartridges from V2 within 90 days of the return of the product. As always please see the V2 Cigs website for full updated terms and conditions.
Customer services can be contacted by phone, email and live support (see times on site for live support hours). You can also request a call-back from the V2 Cigs customer service team by submitting a form.
This is one point where so many companies fail but V2 are very easy to get in touch with and their team has great knowledge of the product.
V2 Cigs Coupon Codes
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V2 Cigs – Overall
It’s really hard not to get excited by V2 Cigs. I don’t like to sound like I am over hyping a brand but when it comes to V2 Cigs it is hard to find too many faults.
The thing that makes them stand out for me is the customization options available making each kit fit in closer to your needs.
The fact that they sell cartridges that can be refilled by either their e-liquid or an e-liquid of your choice from another brand, the universal adaptors they sell so you can use other brands cartomizers with V2 batteries, these things just tip them above The Safe Cig and Green Smoke as an overall complete product, although I actually prefer The Safe Cig tobacco flavor.
If you are not bothered about buying refills and e liquid then this is still a top option, the tobacco flavors, or at least the V2 Red and Congress, are very good as are most of the flavors they have available.
The only thing I didn’t really like about the V2 Cig was the disposable e cigarette that I received. I didn’t talk much about this above but although the vapor production was decent, the flavor wasn’t for me. Money towards one of the kits.
Despite my recommendations for V2, The Safe Cig still continues to be my first choice electronic cigarette for day to day use. This is purely down to the fact that I enjoy the product and have done for a long while, at the moment I don’t feel the need to buy the V2 Universal Adaptor and use their batteries but at least I know I have another great option in V2.
Final V2 Cigs Review Verdict:
V2 Cigs Are Highly Recommended By SmokelessCigarettesDeals.com