Vapor King Review – Introduction
I took delivery of the Vapor King Ultimate kit, which as the name suggests is their top of the line electronic cigarette kit that supplies you with everything you could possibly need to start vaping.
This Vapor King review has been carried out with a kit that was supplied to me free of charge but rest assured I will, as always, give my honest opinion on this product.
One thing that was interesting to me was that Vapor King run on a 3 piece design. I have always preferred the 2 piece e cigarettes due to them being simple to use, especially for 1st time e cig users. For those that don’t know 2 piece e cigarettes use a disposable cartridge which has the atomizer built in, this screws directly into the battery. The 3 piece kits have a separate atomizer and cartridge that you fill with e-liquid yourself, the atomizer screws into the battery and the cartridge is slotted into the atomizer.
Vapor King does things a little differently however with their eTank cartridge which I will go over in a little more detail below.
Overall – First impressions are very good, the presentation packaging, while not as impressive as brands such as Green Smoke, is nicely branded as is the product itself and all looks very professional.
By choosing Vapor Kings, you get to choose the way your cigarette looks. Probably the most obvious way to customize is by your choice of color.
Vapor King is available in white, black, stainless steel, pink, metallic red and metallic blue. They are also available in either manual or automatic.
I received the blue manual battery and the black automatic both of which have a quality metal finish to them.
With your atomizer screwed into your battery and your eTank filled with e-liquid and slotted into the atomizer you are ready to go.
Both batteries for me were good performers, not much in them at all. I got a nice smooth draw and there was no need for primer drags on either.
The battery should last for approximately 200 puffs but with this kit and all other kits available you will receive 2 batteries. This for me is essential no matter what brand you choose to buy.
If you alternate the use of the batteries you should never be out of charge.
The other bonus with the ultimate kit is that it comes with a portable charging case that will enable you to charge one battery on the go upto 5 times as well as carry 2 cartridges and one atomizer.
The case is about the same size as the old Nokia mobile phones and made of metal so will take a bit of punishment. The only downside to the case for me is that the eTank cartridges and atomizer don’t fit snugly in the holes provided and although they are secure they do rattle around a bit when in your pocket.
Vapor King also have what they call a ‘Mega Battery’, this offers longer battery life but will add considerably to what is already a long e cigarette. They also cater for heavy vapors with the Vapor King Storm starter Kit, this is a different model to the electronic cigarette I am reviewing here as the battery is completely different, this one has been designed to last upto 6 hours of use! Great for the heavy vapers out there.
Overall – The battery options are good, just about every option you could want. Both the automatic and the manual performed well.
This is where the Vapor King differs to other e cigs I have reviewed on this site, they use a cartridge design called the eTank.
Normal cartridges contain an absorbent material that the e-liquid soaks in to, this is why you will taste a burnt taste when these cartridges run out of liquid.
The eTank contains no material whatsoever
The e-liquid is stored within a reservoir inside the cartridge and as they are made of transparent plastic you can see the amount of liquid you have remaining. There new atomizers are made specifically to be used with the eTank carts and when the cartridges are plugged in a seal is created that prevents any leakage.
Basically all you need to know that this is a great design that allows the e-liquid to flow smoothly!
Sounds great but what are the flavors and vapour volume like?
Filling the cartridges is simple, the tips on the bottles are designed to fit directly in the eTank so as long as you don’t overfill you shouldn’t get in a mess!
When I took my first drags I was getting absolutely no throat hit and I couldn’t actually feel anything being inhaled, not a good start. After a bit of searching to see if this was normal I found that this is caused by the wick in the atomizer being dry. I followed instructions and added a drip of liquid directly on the wick in the atomizer and plugged the eTank back in and this sorted the problem out.
After I did this I was getting a nice throat hit as well as some great vapour volume.
As flavors go I really liked the tobacco, it has a solid flavour without feeling too strong.
The menthol was ok, it is a little more subtle than some menthol flavors I have tried from other brands but that is a positive in some circumstances. The last I tried was the mango, this is a first for me as far as this flavor goes and I found it was a little too weak in terms of the flavour coming through.
They do cover a wide range of flavors though so there is plenty to choose from so you will definitely find something that’s good for you. All the expected nicotine strength are there as well with 6 available ranging from 0mg upto 24mg.
Its worth noting that they do sell pre-filled eTank cartridges as well.
Overall – Very impressed with both the tobacco flavour and vapour volume. The menthol was also good but I was a bit disappointed with the mango. Only downside is that with this being a 3 piece the atomizer should only be used with one e-liquid flavor to avoid flavors crossing over.
Value for money
Vapor King do have an express kit that costs £39.95 but this is a real bare bones kit with only one battery. To get the full benefit out of any electronic cigarette I would advise you only but kits with 2 batteries.
Their Starter kits with 2 batteries begin at $79.95 but the real savings come in the long run with the e-liquid.
One bottle costs $12.50 and is equal to around 8-9 packs of tobacco cigarettes. This works out at about $1.60 a pack! If you buy liquid you will need to buy empty cartridges at $9.95 for 5, its advised not to re-fill these more than 2-3 times.
If you prefer to buy them pre-filled then you can buy a 5 pack ($9.95), 50 pack ($69.95) and 100 pack ($99.95). Obviously the more you buy the more you save.
Vapor King Starter Kits
Vapor King Express Kit – $39.95
This kit includes one battery, one atomizer, one charger and a 5 pack of cartridges.
Vapor King Kit – $79.95 – Recommended
This kit that has two batteries, two atomizers, 2 chargers and a pack of 5 cartridges. Everything you need to get started.
Vapor King Ultimate – $145 – Recommended
Same as the Vapor King kit above plus 20 extra cartridges, 3 bottles of e-liquid, portable charger pack, luxury case, 3 different chargers and a pocket pouch.
There is also the Vapor King Storm model which I haven’t personally tried but have heard many good things about.
Vapor King Storm Starter Kit – $79.95
This kit includes two 650 mAh batteries, two Storm eTank atomizers, 5 pack of empty cartridges, Storm pouch and charger.
Vapor King Storm Platinum Kit – $129.95
Same as the above kit plus 10 extra empty cartridges, 3 bottles of e-liquid, 2 different chargers, carry case, carry necklace and Storm pouch.
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Vapor King Money back guarantee/warranty/Customer Service
A 30 day money back guarantee is offered as well as a limited 1 year warranty. Please see the Vapor King website for full upto date details.
Customer service can be contacted via a toll free phone number or by submitting a query via the website contact form.
Vapor King Coupon Codes
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Vapor King Review – Overall
Considering I wasn’t holding out much hope with the Vapor King electronic cigarette due to it being a 3 piece I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the tobacco e-liquid taste and the vapour volume that was produced. The other flavors (menthol and mango) were just ok for my personal tastes, if flavours are a major selling point for you then maybe V2 Cigs would be better suited to you.
However if you are just after a good tobacco flavour then all is good here.
The eTank cartridge system is a step forward in terms of vapour delivery and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see other brands using a similar device in the future.
For me though I personally still like the ease of a 2 piece where the atomizer is built in with the liquid in one cartridge. This is just easier for me personally as I am on the go a lot.
If however you are looking for an e cig brand where you have the flexibility to use e-liquid and you don’t mind the 3 piece then this is a very good choice that I think you will be happy with.
Final Vapor King Review Verdict:
Vapor King Is Recommended By SmokelessCigarettesDeals.com