After seeing more than a few tank-style e-cigarettes doing the rounds, we decided it as time to move forward with the technology. No longer was it okay to rely on an old-fashioned approach such as that taken on by SmokeTip. Find out what we thought about the new tank style electronic cigarettes in our VaporFi Pro review…
VaporFi offer a range of different e-cigarettes so for the purposes of this review, we are just going to concentrate on the Pro starter kit. Each one of the tank and regular styled e-cigarettes they do have something bigger and better to offer than the last, so perhaps we’ll give them all a try and let you know how we got on?
For $49.99, you’ll get the Pro e-cigarette. You’ll also get an additional two atomizers to use within the tank-style e-cigarette, a wall adapter and USB charging cable, a mouthpiece cap and the user manual which, for the record, you’ll probably need to read.
We must warn you that you do need to buy a bottle of e-liquid to get things kick-started unless you don’t already have one at home. They don’t offer you a bottle in with the kit. This may seem like the kit is rather overpriced but, to some extent, it is worth it… as you’ll soon find out.
Starting with the battery, and it goes on forever. Literally. We managed to get a full day and a half worth of usage out of it before we needed to put it on charge, and that was straight out of the box. To recharge, it took about three hours, but for the power that you get out of it, you don’t mind waiting.
The only downside is that when you are charging your VaporFi Pro e-cigarette, you won’t have another one to use unless you buy another battery, which will cost you just shy of $40. It might be worth getting a spare battery if you have nothing else to use, or if this is your first ever e-cigarette, but you could always just charge it up overnight and use it during the day like most of the guys in our team did.
When the starter kit arrive, I genuinely thought the postman had forgotten half of my order. Everything was packaged in the smallest box VaporFi could possibly have squeezed it into and despite first appearances, it actually held everything together really well. Nothing had been damaged in transit, and the box itself was rather smart.
Pulling everything apart, I tried to piece my first-ever tank style e-cigarette together and found that I needed to stop and look at the instructions. You will need to read the instructions with this one, not because it’s overly confusing, but because it is such a beautiful piece of kit, you won’t want to screw it up.
We’ll start with that, in fact. It is an amazing looking bit of kit. At first, we thought it to be a bit big and bulky, but the more you use it, the easier it is to fall in love with. The throat hit and vapor that it gives off is more than enough to satisfy most smokers, and the inhalation was as smooth as anything. The majority of us within the team said that we had very much enjoyed it.
Once everything is all pieced together, it’s big and it’s bulky. In fact, it put a couple of us off it, myself included. It’s too big to put in a pocket, and most of us found that we were using it at home but then moving to smaller e-cigarettes to use while we were out and about. It’s hardly what you might call discreet.
It’s nice to touch and it feels like it is made of quality materials. It’s sturdy to touch and nothing rattles or moves when you are trying to use it. At this point, we were all pretty much taken aback with this new, larger, bulkier style of e-cigarette, but we kinda liked it!
It goes through e-liquid quite quickly, as you might imagine. This is a small price to pay for the amount of vapor that you can get out of it. With the old cartridge-style two-piece design of electronic cigarette like Green Smoke, we were managing to make a 30ml bottle last us almost a month. With the VaporFi Pro, we were going through a 30ml bottle in about two weeks. Occasionally more if we had a few days off work and tended to chain-puff more often.
You can see into the tank of the e-cigarette with VaporFi Pro, which means that you can see exactly how much of the e-liquid is left in there. If you’ve ever used an e-cig and inhales once the flavor and liquid has run out, you’ll understand what a nasty taste it leaves behind. The fact that we could avoid this just made us very, very happy!
Liquids are pretty cheap, and as well as making your own custom flavors, there are fifteen that you can make your choice, in a wide variety of strengths too, which we were also impressed by. At $14.99 a bottle, you don’t really mind spending that every two weeks to refill your tank, especially when you take into account the fact that it will cost you almost $10 PER DAY to smoke “regular” cigarettes…
We didn’t go for any of the accessories they had available on the website when we placed our initial order, mostly because we had never used a tank style cigarette before and didn’t really know what to expect, but also because we didn’t want to waste our money on stuff that we would never end up using. We already wasted $150 on the SmokeTip e-cigarette….
There are gift cards that you can buy for friends and family if you manage to bug them to quit regular cigarettes, and you can also get your hands on funky colored batteries and more. To be fair, we found everything pretty well priced and could hardly complain. A spare battery will set you back just under $28, but when you consider that it lasts for almost two days in some cases, and possibly even more if you don’t use it quite as much as we had the pleasure to, you can understand that it is well worth the price that you are paying for it.
There are a few things that can make life better with VaporFi – if you refer a friend, they offer you $15 to spend on the website. There’s also the 30 day money back guarantee that you can use if you aren’t happy with the product, and as you’ve seen, they were more than willing to replace our faulty battery, even if they did get a bit snotty about things.
Bearing everything in mind, we have decided to rate VaporFi Pro with just 4.5 stars out of 5. It’s a really good e-cigarette, maybe just a little bit robust. But you can get loads of vapor, throat hit and a long battery life – so if you don’t mind the looks, it is pretty close to a perfect e-cig.