Jacvapour Review – Just Another Electronic Cigarette Brand?
UPDATE: The Jacvapour V1P was voted for the 3rd year running (By readers) as ‘Best Mini E Cigarette’ in the 2015 Ecigclick E Cig Awards! Still a great option in 2017.
Jac Vapour is one of my favourite UK e cig brands; based in Scotland they offer a wide range of options for both new and experienced e cigarette users.
For those looking for a larger battery check out the Jacvapour Series E vape pen review here.
The starter Kit I received was sent to me free of charge, this will not affect the review though and as with all reviews on ecigclick.co.uk I will give an honest opinion!
Ok, with that out of the way let’s have a closer look at the Jacvapour e-cig.
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In The Box
- Portable Charging Case
- 2 X V3i Batteries (In The Kit On Review) Available in various sizes
- 5 X Cartomisers
- 5 X Coloured bungs for cartomisers
- USB Charging Cable
- 2 X LED battery Tips
Jacvapour V1P Video Review
JacVapour V1P PCC Starter Kit Review
Jacvapour have a few core e cigarette kits available which include the previously reviewed VGO 2, VGO 2 Mini and the Variable Voltage VGO 2. In addition they have also recently added the excellent Series E and a 510 e cig range.
For this review we will be taking a look at the entry level Jacvapour V1P Starter kit.
The kit, like many others, comes in a nice presentation box with all the instructions including a quick start guide and step by step instruction on charging batteries using the PCC (Portable Charging Case).
Impressive Portable Charging Case
The one thing that immediately impresses with this kit is the portable charging case. This isn’t some cheap plastic case that you would be embarrassed about getting out in public, it’s a sleek aluminium slider case that glides in and out of your pocket with ease. The build feels very good and the slider mechanism solid so I am sure this PCC will last even with heavy use.
The charging process of the batteries once connected in the case is simply done with the use of the button and indicator buttons on the back.
The battery screws nicely in the case and its pretty much ready to go, it will take around 2 hours to charge a full battery which for me as a moderate vaper is fine. I won’t go into detail with the charging process as the instructions Jac Vapour supply explain all this, rest assured it’s super simple.
The case itself will also hold one battery and a full e cig or one battery and two refill cartomisers. It’s great to be able to charge a battery on the go and not run out in the middle of nowhere, nothing worse than craving for a nicotine hit with a dead battery!
Overall – There isn’t much else I can say about the PCC apart from that this little beauty is up there with the best re-chargeable cases on the market in terms of quality and looks, slips in and out of the pocket easily, very impressed. For those that want to know the actual size, here it is 110mm x 62mm x 16mm.
Battery / Responsiveness
OK, while its great if the PCC looks good the main thing we need to test is the battery, with a poor battery life the whole e cigarette will fail.
I received 2 batteries in my Jacvapour starter kit, both the black rubberised V3i automatic batteries. Again, great look and feel to the batteries with the soft touch coating great in the hand.
They are a good size as well for those wanting to keep their electronic cigarette as near to the real thing as possible. The battery measures in at 62mm which is not the smallest battery we have seen but still decent enough.
With everything looking great I was pretty relieved when it came to taking a drag, the draw was smooth and I didn’t need to take any ‘primer drags’ to get it producing a good vapour.
If the battery was not up to scratch I would have been gutted but it’s spot on.
One thing I will say is, if budget allows be sure to get a kit with two batteries or purchase an extra one on the product page. Even with the portable charging case it is good practice to have batteries in rotation.
Vapour / Flavour
Another very important part in the overall product is the flavour and the vapour that the cartomisers produce.
I was supplied with a pack of their 24mg (very high) nicotine tobacco flavoured carts that cost £6.49 for a pack of 5.
Now for me the 24mg is stronger than my normal nicotine strength, I normally use a low 6mg or medium 12mg strength.
They do have also have an 18mg available.
The flavour of all e liquids is dependent on each individual but for me the tobacco flavour was good, not too far off the real thing. The vapour volume was very good as well producing a good amount that was up there with V2 Cigs
One area where the Jacvapour cartridges stand out above the other e cigs reviewed however, is that they are refillable, this is a great feature as you can reduce your costs further by buying e liquid rather than just disposing of your carts once they run out.
E-Liquid is available on their website (check some of the Jacvapour e-liquid reviews out here) in both PG (Propylene Glycol), VG (Vegetable Glycol) form and a mix of the two.
The difference is not only in the ingredients, PG e-liquid is the standard liquid that you will find in the majority of the big brands out there. It produces a bigger throat hit, a touch more flavour and slightly less vapour but can last longer.
VG is an alternative to the PG and produces more vapour, but less throat hit. It’s a good alternative for those that may have allergies to PG.
These again give you an added option to suit your needs.
Recently Jacvapour have released their UK made range of e-liquids which are fantastic. I have a number of favourites from this range but the Real Tobacco Lite along with Banana Milkshake and Toffee are some of my personal picks.
The only real negative there is regarding the cartomisers is that the pre-filled flavours are limited, there are however loads of e-liquids you can choose from.
Overall – Flavour and vapour is very good but there is a restriction in flavour choices if you stick to the pre-filled cartomisers. For those that like to refill their cartridges with e-liquid then this isn’t an issue, try the UK made range.
You have the option of kits with or without the PCC plus other options:
Social Starter Kit – From £24.99
This is the entry level kit, great for those that are “testing the water”. Included is 1 V3 battery, 5 Cartomizers, 2 different chargers.
Basic Starter Kit – £27.99
This kit includes 2 V3 batteries, 5 Carts, 2 different chargers.
510 Starter Kit – From £31.99
The 510 electronic cigarette kit is perfect for those that do not want to keep charging batteries throughout the day.
These batteries are bigger but they are built for performance. Kit includes 2 large batteries, 1 battery cover, 5 XL cartomisers or e liquid refill, 2 chargers.
V1P PCC Starter Kit – from £32.99 (Kit tested in this review)
The newest model from Jacvapour includes 1 battery, 5 cartomisers or refills. This is the model reviewed and the one I would recommend. I would also advise buying an additional battery and maybe a secondary charger.
Jacvapour Advanced Kits
Jac Vapour have a new range of advanced kits for, as the name would suggest, advanced vapers. Notably the Series B Tilt vape mod.
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Jacvapour Guarantee / Warranty
Jacvapour offer a no questions asked 14 day return policy (excluding cartomisers and e-liquid) if you find it’s not for you.
They also offer a warranty on their batteries and PCC products. Please check out their website for the latest terms and conditions!
Final Jacvapour Review Verdict
Jacvapour have got a really solid product here and one that is definitely among the best e cigarettes in the UK I have tried.
Here is an overview of the good and not so good points:
- Fantastic quality, feels good in the hand
- Portable Charging Case (PCC), not only does it look and feel great but it offers a great way to charge your e cigarettes on the go.
- The option to refill the cartridges with e-liquid helping you save more money on your cartridges
- Jac Vapour customer service is second to none. Refund offered even after trying.
- Large selection of bottled e juice with a UK made line.
- The only thing that comes to mind would be heavy smokers may be better suited to a vape pen style e cig for increased battery life
If you are new to vaping and want a small e cigarette then look no further, the V1P really is a cracking bit of kit.
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Final Jacvapour V1P review verdict:
Jacvapour – Highly Recommended By www.ecigclick.co.uk
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