Epuffer Magnum Snaps Introduction
Epuffer have been developing e cigarette products since 2007 and with offices based in the USA, Canada and Europe.
Their product range mainly focuses on the beginner vape market with the likes cig-a-likes, vape pens, e cigars and e pipes. In addition to this they also have a small selection of dry herb vaporizers.
The review today will be for the Epuffer Magnum Snaps starter kit.
In The Box
- 1 X Portable Charging Case (PCC)
- 2 X Batteries (One red tip / One blue tip)
- 3 X Tobacco cartridges
- 1 X Micro USB charger
- 1 X Car Charger
- 1 X Adapter
Build Quality & Design
The Magnum Snaps kit batteries are some of the smallest batteries available on a cig-a-like e cigarette. There are two in this kit, one with a blue tip and one with a red tip that glows when taking a draw.
The batteries themselves have a smooth black finish that are nice to the touch. Unlike other mini e cigarettes I have tried the connection between the cartridges and the batteries is magnetic rather than a screw thread.
It works a treat as well, the magnetic connection is firm so once the cartridge snaps into place there is very little movement.
With the cartridge and the battery combined you have a small e cig measuring approximately 3.7 inches.
The battery life of the Epuffer Snaps is, not surprisingly, poor. This is simply down to the size of the battery which is very small for an e cig.
The saving grace with this is that it comes included with the E Pack.
Portable Charging Case / E Pack
Otherwise known as a PCC, the E Pack is a case that not only carries around two batteries and two cartridges but it also charges one battery while it’s in the case.
This is a must have when it comes to a mini e cigarette kit like this. The reason being is that the battery life of the e cigarettes themselves is short. Moderate to heavy vapers will be looking to charge their e cigarette battery every 1.5 hours.
The PCC helps with this. Simply keep one battery in the magnetic charging slot and simply swap the batteries when needed. As long as you keep the E Pack PCC charged then you shouldn’t reach a point where you run out of power on your e cig battery.
The PCC itself is a 540 mAh battery so this should recharge around 4 batteries.
It’s a nice slim PCC with a rubberized finish that slips in and out of the pocket easily. It also has a satisfying ‘snap’ closing lid.
- When battery is charging in the E Pack the battery tip will glow. When battery is fully charged light will go out
- Press the button on side of E Pack to display the E Pack charge level
- Press and hold the same button to activate flash light on the base of the pack
- Micro USB Charge slot on the base to charge the PCC
So it’s all very straightforward to use and it all works well. As long as you keep the E Pack PCC fully charged and ready before going out you should encounter few issues.
How Does The Snaps E Cigarette Perform?
The kit I received for review came with three tobacco tester cartridges and I was also sent two packs of spare cartridges. One pack of Premium Tobacco and one Mocca Cafe with caramel, both in 6 mg nicotine strength.
The Premium Tobacco is a 70PG / 30VG mix and a subtle tobacco flavor that gives a smooth throat hit with the 6mg nicotine. I’m not a huge fan of tobacco flavors but this I found easy to vape and the flavor did a good job replicating the real thing.
The Caffe Mocca Caramel flavor is a 60PG/40VG mix. I really enjoyed this flavor, by far my personal pick of the two. A subtle coffee on the inhale with the caramel finishing off things nicely on the exhale.
Both flavors have test results on their sales page showing that the Premium Tobacco is free from Diacetyl and Acetyl Propionyl and the Caffe Mocca free from AP.
The vapor volume is decent, you won’t be winning any cloud competitions but for a cig-a-like it certainly does the trick.
With moderate to heavy vaping the cartridges lasted around 1 – 1.5 days for me which was good. The price of 5 replacement cartridges is £7.95.
Epuffer also sell blank cartridges for £5.95 for a pack of 5.
This is for those that would rather use their own e juice and refill themselves.
I haven’t tried these but from blank cig-a-like cartridges I have tried before will allow you to refill anything from 5 – 15 times. It all depends on a number of factors including the type of e liquid used.
Final Epuffer Magnum Snaps Review Verdict
The Epuffer Magnum Snaps kit is, for a cig-a-like, a good kit. I know there are still many smokers out there that want to start on a smaller e cigarette for their first step into vaping.
If that is you then this kit is a good choice. It’s ‘plug and play’ easy to use and allows you to be up and running in no time.
- One of the smallest e cigs available
- Good flavors
- Slimline, PCC that is easy to carry around
- PCC can carry
- Pick up and vape out of the box
- E cig battery life very short
- May not be suitable if you are a heavy smoker