There are a massive range of starter kits on the V2 Cigs website which means that there is bound to be something for everyone. The one we went for suited us at the time, but we wished we had gone for one of the bigger ones after we had bought it, which is something that you may want to bear in mind when you purchase your first V2 Cigs starter kit.
For $99.95, we got our hands on the V2 Standard Plus Kit which was definitely worth the money we paid for it. With this kit, we got 2 batters of which you could choose what length and whether it was manual or automatic. You can also choose the color and they’ve got quite a few to pick from too – there’s the usual blue, black and silver, but you can also pick some with designs now too – Carbon Fiber (for the boys!), Scarlet Metallic, Royale and Bloom (for the girls!) We told you there would be something for everyone.
You’ll also get ten cartridges and again, you can pick the strengths and the flavors of these cartridges. If you aren’t sure which ones you’ll like, they do offer a ten-cartridge flavor sampler to give you a taste, but you can make your pick from the following:
That’s a pretty impressive range of flavors to pick from there.
Now, we loved the fact that V2 Cigs offered both manual and automatic batteries. They even give you a simple guide on the website to see how long each one *should* last you, and according to their investigations and testing, the “Shorty”will give you 160+ puffs, the “Standard”will give you 200+ puffs, and the “Long”will give you 300+ puffs.
We tried the long and standard batteries and found that the long one lasted us all day, the equivalent to what a pack of 20 cigarettes would have lasted, and the standard one was around 13-16 cigarettes, or about 6 hours worth of “regular”on/off puffing. We didn’t try the short so we can’t comment, but we would imagine it would follow exactly the same kind of line – perhaps around three or four hours worth of use?
The cartridges were delightful, and although the flavors didn’t last quite as long as we had hoped, they were certainly enjoyable. V2 Cigs offer a range of packs to buy, so there is something to suit every budget, and with a five pack setting you back just a little under ten bucks, you certainly will save some money.
The GREAT NEWS about V2 Cigs is that they also offer e-liquids so that you can refill your own cartridges. A lot of the other website won’t offer this. This is a smart move by the company as they know that people would rather buy e-liquid on top of their batteries and cartridges, as it will save on shipping and again, save money on smoking full stop.
There are five strengths of e-liquid and cartridge available too – zero nicotine at 0%, very low at 0.6%, low at 1.2%, medium at 1.8% and high at 2.4%. It’s not the highest nicotine strength we’ve ever come across, but they certainly do the trick. We started on the 2.4% stuff and ended up dropping down a level before we had planned to because it was stronger than we expected it to be. That’s not a bad thing though!
Not usually a fan of frivolous accessories, we actually quite liked the selection offered by V2 Cigs. The lanyard even came in handy, despite us snubbing it at first glance. Some of *cough* have a habit of losing our e-cigarette around the house. Not just e-cigarettes either…phones, glasses, pens, and more! Perhaps we are getting old?
Anyway, back to the topic in hand and with things like drip tips, a portable charging case (that we absolutely fell in love with) and even the usual options of wall chargers, USB adapters and car chargers, you’ll find everything you need at a price that we actually considered to be quite reasonable. There are some ridiculously high priced starter kits and e-cigarette accessories out there. We loved that V2 Cigs wasn’t one of them; just part of the reason we rated them quite as highly as we did.
The warranty is important with any e-cigarette and with some as classy, luxurious and expensive-looking as V2 Cigs, you are going to want to make sure that you can enjoy it for a long time. The good news is that they do offer you a warranty, but it isn’t quite as they would lead you to believe. For a start, they call it a “lifetime”warranty and, in actual fact, it is only good for five replacements and even then, that’s only if you have made an order for new cartridges within the last ninety days. It’s a bit of a con really, but five replacements should be long enough to see you quit smoking successfully, so we won’t hold it against them.
Like many of the e-cigarette brands, V2 Cigs offer the usual stuff like the 30 day money back guarantee which means that you can return the product and get your money back if you weren’t happy with it. We would recommend going for companies that offer this if you are new to the world of e-cigarette smoking. You don’t want to pay a small fortune for a kit only for it to turn up and realize you don’t like it.
There is a fast shipping option, which you will need to pay for, but certainly came in handy when we lost a battery and needed to replace it ASAP. There is also the rewards program that we found quite intriguing. You can refer people and get a $15 referral code to use in the store when they sign up and make their first purchase. They;ll get discount too so everyone’s a winner when you think about it!
At the end of it all, we were pretty impressed by the offerings that V2 Cigs had put on the table. The product is one that you can rely on and although the flavors didn’t last all that long, and the warranty wasn’t quite as they had made it out to be, it was a pleasurable smoking experience with plenty of throat hit and vapor to keep us amused and happy. The various designs of the battery, as well as the great amount of options (manual/automatic, long/short, etc.) that they offer made sure that everyone got what they wanted, and when that was combined with great prices, it would be hard to mark them down from the top spot. They just need to sort their cartridges out and we would be more than happy!
For now, we are going to give them a pretty respectable 4 stars out of 5!
Well done V2 Cigs!