V2 Cigs

4stars

Price: 59.95

There was something about V2 Cigs that desperately made us want to review the company that creates some of the best looking electronic cigarette paraphernalia that we have seen. We had read the other e-cig reviews and seen the high star ratings they were getting so we decided it was time to give them a shot.

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Packaging

We are impressed by silly things like packaging but then again, aren’t all consumers? We loved the packaging that came with our V2 Cigs kit. We ordered the V2 Ultimate Kit which currently retails for $149.95 and were very impressed by what we got.

In a large, sturdy, durable box, we found our goodies nicely placed in foam inserts:

  • 3 V2 batteries – 2 standard length batteries, one automatic and one manual PLUS a long manual battery.
  • 25 cartridges – 5 different flavor packs with 5 cartridges in each.
  • V2 Cigs Ultimate Kit1 USB charger
  • 1 Mains charger
  • 1 Car charger
  • 1 Charging Case
  • 1 USB E-Cig
  • 1 heavy duty carry case
  • 1 lanyard
  • 1 instruction manual

There are other starter kits available:

Beginner’s Kit at $34.95 – one battery, five cartridges and one USB charger.

V2 Standard Kit at $59.95 – two batteries (one manual, one automatic, both standard length) plus a USB charger, mains charger and five cartridges.

V2 Standard Plus Kit at $99.95 – two batteries (one manual, one automatic, both standard length) plus five cartridges, one USB charger, one mains charger and a portable charging carry case.

V2 Couples Kit at $114.95 – two lots of the V2 Standard Kit (see above) in a gift set for him and her. That’s not a bad idea for an anniversary present for a couple looking to quit smoking!

V2 Ultimate Kit at $149.95 – that’s the one we mentioned above; the one that we ordered. It was on a great special offer deal so it would have been rude not to take it. The deal is still ongoing… just in case you are interested!

V2 Power-Cig at $24.95 – this comes with the V2 Ultimate Kit and is well worth looking at if you spend a lot of time on the computer. You get a set of five cartridges and one USB wired e-cigarette.

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When you look at some of the other brands, the V2 Cigs prices aren’t all that bad, especially the V2 Ultimate Kit which is guaranteed to give you pretty much all you need to make the switch. We shall compare the starter kits to other brands to give you an idea of what we are talking about:

Green Smoke Ultimate Kit at $129.97 – you get the same three batteries – one long, one short, one of your choice, but they are all automatic; there is no manual option. They do give you a USB e-cigarette however. They also offer a carry case but no charging case, 10 cartridges (15 less than V2 Cigs), a mains charger, a car charger and TWO USB chargers. So you will basically pay $ 13.99 less, get 15 less cartridges, no carry case, no lanyard, no manual option on the battery and the bonus of an extra USB charger, which is good if you were to need one for work.

When it comes to value for money, especially in the biggest starter kit that you can get your hands on with V2 Cigs, the brand seems to have hit the nail on the head.

Batteries

V2 Cigs give you more options than most when it comes to battery length. Not only do you have manual and automatic options for the battery itself, you can pick from a variety of lengths too.

BatteriesEX Series – up to 300 puffs, 135mm long, 280mAh

Long Cig – 300+ puffs, 140mm long, 380mAh

Standard Cig – 200+ puffs, 110mm long, 250mAh

Shorty Cig – 160+puffs, 100mm long, 150mAh

When we used V2 Cigs, we found that the Long Cig gave us all day usage, from around 8am when we got up, throughout the working day, a few puffs here and there when we managed to sneak into the back office, all the way through lunch, in the car on the journey home, watching TV and eating dinner that night and right up until we put it on charge before we went to bed. It still hadn’t run out at this point, so who knows how much longer it could have lasted, but the vapor and throat hit were starting to die off a little and we assume this is because the battery was starting to die.

The website states that the longest cig takes around 4 hours to charge, to give you some idea of how long the rest will take, and in some cases we found that it took longer than that. Generally, charging through a mains charger will be quicker than through the USB port of your laptop and computer, and we would imagine the 4 hours charging time was for when the gadget was plugged into the mains.

If you were to buy replacement or additional batteries, you will find that V2 Cigs prices aren’t bad:

V2 Shorty Cig – $14.95

V2 Standard Cig – $19.95

V2 Long Cig – $22.95

EX Series – $29.95

You also have various color options – white, black, silver or blue. Some of the girls in our team would have quite liked the dusky pink color that Green Smoke offers…. Just in case anyone is reading from V2 Cigs! On the other hand, V2 company has a separate brand aimed for girls only – Vapor Couture, so, maybe want to leave the colors of V2 Cigs discreet.

Although we loved the durability, quality and length of time that the V2 Cigs batteries lasted us, we weren’t all that impressed with the Long Cig when we were using it. It’s quite heavy and a lot longer than we are used to when it comes to e-cigs and we often found that we were waving it around, almost like a magic wand. It was just too long for us and it encouraged odd looks from passersby as we were using it in public places. It just wasn’t subtle enough for our liking, and the fact that we ordered it in a beautiful metallic blue color didn’t help matters with a glowing white tip.

Flavors & Cartridges

CartridgesV2 cigs offers their cartridges in the following flavors:

  • V2 Red
  • Sahara
  • Congress
  • Menthol
  • Peppermint
  • Mint Tea
  • Cherry
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Vanilla

You will also find them in the following strengths:

  • 2.4% – High
  • 1.8% – Medium
  • 1.2% – Low
  • 0.6% – Very Low
  • 0% – Zero Nicotine

In our experience, the flavors of the V2 Cigs cartridges were impressive, but only for a short period of time. After about an hour or two of using the new cartridge, the flavor seemed to die and although the cartridges were lasting us for almost a full day each, the flavors weren’t so we were getting bored and refilling or replacing them with a different cartridge.

The cartridges are easily refilled and from what we can make out, it wouldn’t void the warranty to refill them as the brand is one of very few that actually offers e-liquid as well. A hair grip or fork easily pops the top off, around 8-10 drops of e-liquid will refill the cartridge, and once you give it a moment to settle down before using it again, you shouldn’t find too much of the rather gross tasting liquid leaking into your mouth.

Warranty

This is important – we cannot stress exactly how important it is to have a look at the warranty offered by the e-cigarette brand you are going to buy from.

V2 Cigs offer a Lifetime Warranty. By a Lifetime Warranty, they seem to mean a limit of five replacements maximum. 5 replacements is hardly a lifetime. You will find that you will need to replace your battery at least once in the first six months or so of smoking e-cigs. You’ll need to learn how to use it, how to puff properly and on top of this, you’ll be using it more often.

Your warranty will be voided if you tamper with the items – use it in any other way than stated in the instruction manual.

Your warranty is also void if you have gone more than 90 days without making an order – “The V2 Warranty can only be used within 90 days of your last Cartridge or E-Liquid purchase.”

Added Extras

E-Liquid – The good thing about V2 Cigs, and possibly the thing that we love the most, is that you can get your hands on e-liquid, right from the brand’s website. This means that you can save money on shipping by ordering everything from one website at the same time, rather than ordering things from lots of different places – a battery from V2 Cigs, blank cartridges from V2 Cigs (which they also sell), e-liquid from Vapouriz…

The larger 50ml bottle of e-liquid (available in all the flavors that we listed above) will set you back around $30. We were used to paying around $15-20 for a 30ml bottle so this price is actually pretty good. You will also find that they are available in the four same strengths as the cartridges.

Smoke4Free program – When you refer people to V2 Cigs, they give you bonuses back to say thanks. You will get credits that you can spend in store to basically get free stuff, and on top of that, the people that you refer will purchase the V2 Cigs stuff at a discounted price. They get 15% off and for everyone that signs up and buys under your referral code; you will get a $15 voucher to spend on the V2 Cigs website. This is basically enough to get a free packet of cartridges!

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In Conclusion

After trying our hands at the V2 Cigs electronic cigarettes, we feel that we can now give it a fair review. We loved a lot of things about this brand – we loved the fact that it was so good looking, sleek, unique, colorful and smart. The packaging was great and we were genuinely excited to use the product once it turned up at our front door.

The prices are great – they work out a lot cheaper than other brands, especially when you take a look at how much you actually get in these kits compared to other starter kits. The loyalty/referral scheme and the offers they regularly send out via email can help to save even money further, which means that this could be one of the best e-cigs to try if you are after value for money.

Despite all the positives, there were a few things that we felt let the side down.

The amount of vapor that was produced when we smoked V2 cigs just wasn’t enough. Definitely not in the same league as Green Smoke, anyway. On top of that, the flavor in the cartridges died within a few hours which wasn’t a good sign for us. The longer battery was definitely worth it if you have a tendency to always pull one out the charger even when it hasn’t finished charging because the previous one had already ran out, but felt like a magic wand when we were smoking it – too top heavy and ridiculous looking to use in public. If you don’t want to draw attention to yourself, this is the wrong e-cig to go for.

So, after all of that, we felt that it was only fair that we gave V2 Cigs a pretty impressive 4 stars out of 5. A beautiful product, that’s for sure, but not enough bang for our buck.

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6 Comments

  • Bon Air Market says:
    3 stars

    Great product…not so great company and service. We ordered the v2 products at HT Hackneys April Food show held in Sevierville Tennessee from a distributor there. HT Hackney didn’t have a record of the company even being at the food show and after three calls into the V2 company via the web site can not get anyone to return our calls or give us information regarding wholesale through our distributor. Too bad…

  • Deb & Mike says:
    4 stars

    After trying at least 5 different electronic cigarettes, Mike and I finally chose v2s for the best overall value and satisfaction in an e-cigarette. The flavors are pretty good, they’re not as harsh as some of the other e-cigs, there’s a decent amount of vapor, especially with the push-button batteries, and the price isn’t bad at all, really. Considering what we pay for regular ciggs in Connecticut, I’d say we’re getting a bargain with v2s!

    We were very lucky to have won a kit from v2 / Vapor Couture in response to an essay I wrote on how much it means to us as a couple to quit smoking and start living healthy. I might not have found out what a great little product they’ve got here. I admit I did like EverSmokes quite a bit having been a Camel smoker – they got the flavor down pretty good, but they were too harsh and a little pricey. I found out that all e-ciggs are probably going to irritate my throat because of a chemical in them – I think it’s ?? propylene glycol??, but don’t quote me on that. There may be an alternative that doesn’t contain this chemical. A more natural product might be the answer for me and others with this sensitivity.

    Mike really likes the vanilla flavored ones. V2 Please, please, please make the vanilla cartridges in a 2.4 mg nicotine strength, won’t you? I like the Cowboy, reds for filters, oddly enough. Thought I was going to like the Saharas best but that wasn’t the case. We do appreciate the variety in flavors and hope you’ll try out a few more. How about bubble gum? Or some kind of fruit flavor?

    The only drawbacks I have encountered with these: the cartridges do not really last as long as they claim, especially when you find yourself pulling on them 2 or 3 times to get enough vapor for one hit. Second, the cartridges often startle you when they snap & pop when first in use. They don’t seem safe when they do that – I’m always scared one is going to blow up even though they seem well made enough for that to be unlikely. Third, when the cartridges are almost spent they really burn your throat. So even if there’s some left to it, you can’t comfortably use it.

    Good points: They came out with a 2.4 mg nicotine strength so my next order should help me to smoke a lot less of the tobacco ciggs when I’m not feeling really satisfied. (I am trying to overcome a pretty heavy smoking habit). Thank you, thank you, thank you, v2! Also, THE BATTERIES CHARGE UP REALLY FAST – THAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT V2S! I never have to wait very long for a fresh battery. The tip light blinks a few times if you need a charge – excellent feature … Finally, I have never had any problems with customer service, my orders, no significant problems with the product itself – nothing that would be a deal-breaker, anyhow.

    I truly believe in this company’s products and I do recommend them to friends and family who are fellow smokers. And even to my doctor who is bound and determined to get all his smoking patients to quit. Now, to my surprise, my doctor recommends e-cigarettes as the most promising product for smokers who want to quit – with the hope that there will soon be scientific studies to evaluate this method of smoking cessation. Hurray for v2 and Vapor Couture (with their really great tasting and fashionable e-ciggs for ladies)! Keep up the good work! Thank you, so much! Now we smokers can have our cake and eat it too! And on a more somber note, we have much better hope for a healthy and more enjoyable future.

    Sincerely,
    Deb & Mike,
    Uncasville, CT

  • yolanda burks says:
    5 stars

    V2 sounds like the best e cig for me, at the age that i am i’m just ready to stop smoking. It not good for me we i know that, I want to live a more and better heathlier life for me and my family.

  • Maureen says:
    5 stars

    I have tried several diffrent electric cigs. This is the best overall i am going back to order more lots of vapor long lasting very happy with it

  • Linda says:
    5 stars

    Researched a lot about the V2, read other’s comments about V2 so i bit the bullet & ordered them ’cause i wanted to quit smoking reg cigs ’cause of the smell, the flavor & my sinuses hated them + i know they’re bad for my health. Long story short love ‘em! Got the starter kit & I’m ordering more. A+++++++++++++

  • J Coffey says:
    1 stars

    If you still have a desire to smoke cigarettes after trying a ecig then you need more nic or a better ecig. I have been useing ecigs only for the past 5 years and I was a 40 year,2 carton a week smoker of Pall Mall non filter. Not sure what v2 uses for their juice mixes but they come in various mixtures. PG gives you more throat hit while VG gives you more vapor. A good mix is 60% PG/40% VG.

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