Green Smoke is one of those e-cigarette companies that always gets good reviews. Rated in the top two or three on most websites, it is a company that has been around for a while and certainly seems to promise a lot. We decided that it was time for us to take a much closer look and report back to you with our findings.
Green Smoke is a company that offers a nice, clean, simple, easy to use product. The box was simple and easy to understand, the products clearly labeled, and everything just looked… nice. It comes in a box that seems pretty generic with e-cig companies these days – a flip over lid with a magnetic hidden closing panel, and foam inserts to keep everything nicely in its set place.
The same design goes for the cartridges that come with the batteries that are not only blister wrapped in foil, but also have rubber stoppers at both the top and the bottom of the e-cig to retain the flavor. We like this very much – too many e-cig companies forget about this.
We went for the Pro Kit at $74.05 (discounted from $142.44) which gives you:
- 3 x batteries – one long, one short and one of your choice
- 10 x cartomizers (cartridges) – 2 five-packs
- USB charger
- Mains charger
- Car adapter/charger
- Carry case
There are other Green Smoke starter kits that you can purchase if this isn’t what you are looking for:
Express Kit at $46.72 (discounted from $90.62) – this gives you one USB charger, one long/short battery (your choice), one mains charger, one USB charger, 5 cartridges and a carry case.
Pro Kit at $74.05 (discounted from$142.44) – this will give you one long and one short battery, one USB battery, the carry case, USB charger, mains charger, car charger and a pack of five cartridges.
Essentials Kit at $ 18.49 (discounted from $34.76) – the most basic of all e-cig starter kits, Green Smoke offers you one battery, one cartridge, one USB charger and 2 cartridges of either Absolute Tobacco or Menthol Ice. Very basic indeed, and definitely not enough to start you on your way.
The prices aren’t bad at all. In fact, the prices used to be much higher a few years ago, but because of the competition they’ve gone down. Gladly they’ve maintained the quality 🙂 In my opinion the cig is good enough to even warrant the higher price than what you would have normally wanted to pay.
The V2 Cigs Ultimate Kit, for example, is $149.95 and gives you one less USB battery, one less carry case and 10 less cartridges than the Love Birds Kit.
A replacement battery will set you back around $19.97 for both the long and short version, and gives you the option of a lovely dusky pink color alongside the generic white one.
Around $20 seems to be standard pricing when it comes to replacement batteries, although we felt it was a bit odd than the long and short versions seemed to come up with the same price when we were ordering.
The long Green Smoke battery will last us for a full day at work. Usually, we will begin to use it in the morning when we wake up (around 8am) and by the time we get home from work, (6/7pm) we will need to pop it on charge. We will work for 6-8 hours of those days, having an hour lunch with almost continual puffing, and the odd few puffs here and there, possibly once or twice an hour. With the shorter battery, we were finding that we needed to replace the battery slightly earlier, but only by a couple of hours.
You can get your hands on designer batteries from Green Smoke these days, giving you 8 different design options, but you will find that these are slightly more expensive; normally around $25 a piece.
Flavors & Cartridges
The FlavorMax cartridges are very well sealed – they are in blister packs, foil wrapped, and have rubber stoppers at the top and bottom of the cartridge. When we took our first few drags of them, we were pretty impressed by the flavors, vapor and throat hit! In fact, this was one of the best e-cigarette reviews we have written and it is a well deserved review too!
At the moment, there are only eight different flavors that you can choose from:
- Smooth Chocolate
- Signature Red
- Mocha Mist
- Menthol Ice
- Southern Gold
This isn’t the largest selection of e-cig flavors that we have come across, and it certainly isn’t the most exotic, especially when you compare it to the likes of the flavors offered by Vapor Couture and V2 Cigs, but they do offer five different strengths whereas most companies offer three or four:
- Strong – 2.4%
- Full – 1.8%
- Light – 1.2%
- Ultra Light – 0.6%
- Zero – 0%
They also only offer two different flavors in their disposables – Menthol Ice and Absolute Tobacco.
Although the flavors weren’t the strongest or most exotic that we have come across, they were comfortable enough to use. They produce a decent amount of vapor and in fact, in our opinions, this has been the best e-cig for vapor so far. The throat hit was impressive too. In fact, the strongest nicotine variety was too strong for some of our team and we had to take a step down straight away to the next strength down.
First and foremost, before we even get to the warranty, we feel that it is important to make you aware that with Green Smoke, you have a 30 day money back guarantee to take advantage of if you are not happy with their e-cigs. We don’t think that you will be using it; we certainly didn’t feel the need to.
The warranty itself was a tad confusing but we shall try to make things as simple as possible for you:
Within the first year or purchase, you have a full warranty meaning that your battery can be replaced at any time if you can show that it is faulty. This means that you will need to buy a replacement to send the faulty one back, in order for them to send you out a warranty replacement. Hassle, much?
After the first year is done, you are allowed to have up to three further replacements of your battery but ONLY if you have made a purchase for cartridges in the last 90 days leading up to your claim.
Green Smoke offers a decent amount of accessories which is always an added bonus. You can make your pick from leather cases, rubber tips to share your e-cig with others, carry cases, gem-encrusted carry cases, USB batteries and more. It’s not a bad selection but some of the items are a bit on the pricey side.
They also offer a recycling program which does make sense, but unfortunately doesn’t give you enough back to warrant recycling the cartridges in the first place. This could do with a little work but still encourages people to recycle, which is never a bad thing!
In short, we found Green Smoke to be a very good brand of electronic cigarettes and we are pleased to announce that, for now, Green Smoke is one of the best rated products I have ever had the pleasure to try. A smooth and easy throat hit combined with just the right amount of vapor, a good price and a nice array of flavors have touched a soft spot within me. Even their shipping impressed me – I paid for delivery within 10 days and the very next day, the item arrived on my door step. Also, when I emailed them with news of a faulty charger, they replaced it the next day and didn’t even request that I send the faulty one back. This was impressive customer service and it certainly made my day!