Green Smoke Review – Is This An E-Cig Worth Buying?
In 2008 Green Smoke set out to develop an electronic cigarette to provide a less harmful smoking experience (as opposed to normal cigarettes). This resulted in some of the best quality e cigarettes available today. As a brand it’s not as big in the UK as it is in the States where they are one of the biggest e cigarette players with a lot of happy customers. They were also sponsors of NASCAR driver TJ Bell recently.
For this review I purchased the Green Smoke Pro Starter Kit which at £69.95 (before discounts) is their second most expensive kit. I went for this so I could check out both batteries. (NOTE: This kit has now been reduced in price to £62.97 (£56.67 with discount) and includes one extra pack of refills)
So, I placed my order on the Thursday and it arrived Saturday morning, lightning quick on delivery so a good start there!
The packaging on the Green Smoke e-cigarettes is high quality, with all their starter kits you get a nice magnetic flap box, a manual, a membership and two USB chargers (one wall adapter and one USB).
Unlike the Skycig and the E Lites electronic cigarette they have opted to stay away from the ‘cigarette carton’ look and as nice as the Green Smoke packaging is I must admit i do like having a PCC that contains everything.
When it comes to the e-cig itself there are no complaints about the way it looks, as with other top companies they have opted for the ‘traditional cigarette’ appearance, complete with flecks on the cartomisers and rings on the battery. This does help make an easier transition to using these electronic cigarettes. It is a two piece design with the refill cartridges screwing directly into the battery and overall its just shy of 4 inches long.
The Green Smoke battery has been reported by many users as being “very responsive”, which basically means you will get a good draw on the ecig first time round rather that having to wait for the battery to wake up.
This is quite an important thing to look out for when choosing an electronic cigarette, there is nothing worse than going for a drag and nothing coming out! After using both batteries I would have to agree, they are probably one of the best in terms of quality I have tried so far.
A light is activated on the end of the battery when you draw on the e-cig, this will also flash when a recharge is required. From a full battery you should expect to get about 5-7 cigarettes worth and the battery itself will last between 200-300 uses.
There are two sizes to choose from, I myself prefer the smaller of the two but if you can see yourself using your e-cig for long periods between charges then consider the bigger battery. The small battery is in between the E-Lite and the Sky Cig when it comes to size, with Sky Cig being the smallest.
There is also a USB cigarette included with this kit that kind of acts as a third battery. What this does is allow you to vape when at your computer as the battery is built with a USB cable attached to it. This is great for those that work on a computer or use computers at home. I use this while my other batteries are recharging so you don’t have to miss out on any vaping time!
The only downside for me when it comes to the Green Smoke kit is that it doesn’t (as mentioned before) have a PCC like the Sky Cig e-cigarette kit has or E-Lites, this lets you keep everything together in one place and is a little neater. Again, this isn’t a massive problem as Green Smoke is a far better quality e cig than the two mentioned.
The quality battery helps produce a great amount of vapour with every drag (until the battery runs low). When it comes to taste, Green Smoke have tried to cover a wide variety options. As well as your regular flavour they have also produced menthol, apple, vanilla, chocolate, coffee and strawberry.
Now, I don’t know about you but if i want something that taste like coffee it probably won’t be an ecig, I’m going to nip to Starbucks, saying that I haven’t tried any flavours apart from the menthol so i suppose ‘don’t knock it till you try it’ comes to mind. So if anybody does try them let me know.
I bought 3 flavours to try, the Menthol, Red Label Tobacco, and Absolute Tobacco. The menthol for me was good but I did really like the Tobacco flavours. Red label was pretty much the same as the Absolute flavour, it just a little bolder taste, they both also have a nice richness to them. When it comes to flavours though everyone has a different opinion!
What I have found with the Green Smoke ‘tobacco flavours’ is that they also give a really smooth vape when inhaling.
The vapour volume is very good with the ‘regular’ battery, which is the bigger of the two. It does feel like you have to draw a little bit harder when using the bigger battery but it does give the best volume. Taking slightly slower longer drags is the way to go. The smaller battery is still decent enough though giving, for me, a decent amount of vapour.
Overall – The tobacco flavours were very good, some of the best I have tried in an out of the box e cig starter kit, credit must also be given to the menthol.
Green Smoke have 3 starter kits currently available in the UK, each kit basically includes a bit more than the last so it is all dependent on how heavy a smoker you are.
Express Kit – £39.97
Green Smokes Social Smoker starter kit is targeted toward the occasional smoker who won’t need more than the one battery and will most likely take a while to get through one cartridge, remember they are the equivalent to 1-2 packs of cigarettes.
You will receive the following:
1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery
1 USB Cigarette
2 Chargers, one wall adapter and one USB
Green Smoke Pro Starter Kit – £62.97 (Kit Reviewed)
The basic kit has the addition of an extra battery. The kit includes:
2 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries (Short and Long)
1 USB cigarette
2 Chargers, one wall adapter and one USB
Green Smoke Love Birds Kit – £117.97
The Love Bird Kit is for couples that smoke. If you have a friend that is considering e-cigs this is the best value starter kit to buy, it is basically the Pro Kit x2 but instead of £62.97 it will cost £58.98 each. Don’t worry, there is no ‘Love Bird’ branding!
The kit includes:
4 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries (2 short & 2 long)
2 USB cigarettes
20 Cartridges available in assorted flavours
4 Chargers, two wall adapters and two USB
Green Smoke Video Review
This is where Green Smoke really stands out from the crowd. They are confident in their product and offer a 30 day money back guarantee, no questions asked, if you are not satisfied. Please check their refund policy carefully though as this only applies to starter kits
They also offer a 1 year limited warrant, full details can be found on their website.
Like most electronic cigarette companies Green Smoke plays heavily on the quality of their customer service.
So, I thought i would test out their response times and see both how quick and how helpful they are. I sent them an email claiming I had a problem with my battery not working properly and asked them what I should do.
The took about 8 hours to respond to my email, which considering their customer services are based on a different time zone, in the USA, I thought was pretty good. They also offered me an instant replacement so I was very happy with the response as well.
Overall though, the Green Smoke customer service was great.
Green Smoke offer a couple of discount options. Both Green Smoke discount code coupons can be found at the top of this page!
This is another great e-cig option, it looks good, the build quality is amongst the best I have seen, there is a good amount of vapour volume and the taste is very good as well. Although the packaging and product looks great it would be good to see a portable charging case option included in the offer so your batteries can charge whilst on the move.
UPDATE 2013 – Green Smoke have reduced the price of their starter kits and added extra packs of cartomisers to make for even better value!
Final Green Smoke Review Verdict:
The Green Smoke Electronic Cigarette Is Highly Recommended By www.ecigclick.co.uk!