Halo Tank Kit From E Cigarette Direct – Good Starting Point For New Vapers?
We recently reviewed the Halo Vapour Co e liquid range and were very impressed with the flavours on offer, especially at the price point.
E Cigarette Direct, the company behind the Halo Vapour Co brand, are one of the longest established vape companies in the UK and offer a range of e cig vape products to fit all levels of vaper.
The Halo Tank Kit is a vape pen which looks to offer a starting point for smokers to make a successful switch to vaping.
Do they succeed? That’s what we are here to find out with our Halo Tank Kit review.
In The Box
- 1 X 1100 mah Halo E Cig Battery
- 1 X Aspire CE5 BVC Clearomizer
- 1 X 10ml Halo Vapour Co E Liquid (Your choice of flavour and nicotine strength)
- 1 X Micro USB Charger
- 1 X Instruction Manual
Build Quality and Design
The 1100 mAh Halo battery is available in 4 colour options (Black, Blue, Stainless Steel, purple). For this review I have the black kit.
The Halo e cig battery itself feels great in the hand. The smooth, black finish makes it a really nice vape pen to hold in the hand.
The fire button is well placed and doesn’t stick out too much like some of the original eGo vape pens you may have seen. Instead the button is more flush with the body creating a more streamlined design.
The battery is longer than some others you may have seen but this takes into account the excellent battery life. As a moderate vaper the Halo vape pen easily saw me through 1.5 days with the 1100 mAh capacity battery.
Despite the length though the vape pen itself still sits comfortably in the hand with just the tank showing.
The user manual recommends charging for 4 hours prior to first use. The Micro USB charger plugs straight into a laptop, computer or other device with a USB port and takes around 2.5 hours to charge the battery.
When the battery is fully charged the light on the USB cable will turn green.
E Cigarette Direct also have a separate 3 pin USB plug that can be purchased separately for £6.50 here, I personally find these come in handy when I don’t have access to my laptop.
Please use the recommended chargers, it’s well worth spending that little bit extra.
Aspire CE5 BVC Clearomiser
The Aspire CE5 clearomiser is one of the best tanks for new vapers. It’s super simple to use and after a few years of using this kind of tank I have had no leaking.
This is a bottom fill tank which simply requires you to unscrew the base, place the nozzle of your e liquid bottle on the inside of the tank and squeeze gently.
For those new to e cigarettes and vaping, the idea here is to avoid the centre tube and fill the e liquid up until you reach the 1.8ml marking on the tank. Then just screw the base back on (with the coil head), screw onto the battery and leave then leave it for 5 minutes.
The last part is very important, if you try and vape too soon then the cotton wicking material will burn and ruin the coil head. The e liquid needs time to soak into the cotton.
The CE5 mouthpiece and base can be removed for easy cleaning and the coil heads can also be replaced. This is great as it means you simply buy a pack of coils rather than a whole new tank.
Replacing The Coil
The coil will need replacing once you notice a deterioration in the flavour of the e juice you are vaping. There is no right and wrong amount of time, it could be after 5 refills of the tank or it could be 15. A lot will depend on the type of e liquid you are vaping.
Changing the coil head on the CE5 is simple.
If you have e liquid in the tank simply follow these steps:
- Remove the clearomiser from the battery
- Turn the clearomiser upside down
- Unscrew base
- Leave the clearomiser standing on the mouthpiece upside down, try not to knock it over 🙂
- Using a piece of kitchen towel grip the coil head and unscrew from the base and dispose
- At this point you can clean out the base of any residue e liquid
- Take a new coil and screw into base
- Screw the tank back on (May need to refill with e juice)
- Wait for 5 minutes for the new coil to soak up the e liquid
It looks like a lot of steps but this will take you no more than a minute to do.
Replacement BVC coils are £1.99 or 5 for £8.
The Halo Tank kit comes with 2 coils so more than enough to get you started. Just be sure to buy the correct ones when buying spares, ‘Aspire BVC Coils’.
How Does The Halo Tank Kit Perform?
The Halo vape pen and Aspire CE5 are a great pairing. The CE5 tank provides excellent flavour and the vapur volume is decent as well without being annoying to anyone around you!
The kit also comes with a 10ml bottle of Halo Vapour Co e liquid included in the package.
There are ten e liquid flavours each of which come with three nicotine strengths in each – 1.2%, 1.8% and 2.4% nicotine.
I received Vanilla Ice Cream. Not a flavour I would normally go for but it’s a seriously tasty vape.
It’s not an artificial vanilla, more of a vanilla pod flavour that is mixed with a creaminess that does a great job at replicating an ice cream. Minus the brain freeze of course.
Definitely worth a try if this sounds like a flavour you would like.
Other flavours available are Strawberry, blueberry, Lemon Fizz, Mango, Coffee Cream as well as a menthol and three tobacco’s.
A 10ml bottle comes in at just £3.99 so experimenting with other flavours isn’t going to break the bank. We have a separate Halo Vapour Co review and discount code. So check that out if you are considering additional flavours.
Final Halo Tank Review Verdict
It’s not going to beat some of the bigger, more advanced vape tanks and kits out there for clouds or flavour but as a first foray into vaping it would be hard not to be happy with the results that the Halo Tank kit gives.
Don’t mistake this kit for being the same as an off the shelf petrol station kit, the difference in quality is night and day.
It’s perfect for new vapers that want minimum fuss. At £21.99 for a vape kit complete with e liquid it’s also a great price. Delivery is also free above £20.
- Simple for new vapers to use
- Comes with everything you need to start vaping
- CE5 Clearomiser tank provides good flavour
- Great battery life
- Excellent e liquid flavour options
- E Cigarette Direct are known for their outstanding customer service
- Bargain price
- As a vape pen starter kit for new users there isn’t much in the way of cons. The only thing that comes to mind is that the device is quite long. Although it is slim and houses a high capacity battery.