What Is The Best E Cigarette?What Is The Best E Cigarette, Vape Pen & Vape Mod On The Market In The UK & Worldwide? Updated Buying Guide For 2016

Last Update July 25th, 2016 It is a question that gets asked almost more than any other. What is the best e cigarette?

Maybe you are a smoker looking to switch or looking for a good vape kit e cig for the smoker in your life. This guide is here to help whether you are based in the UK, United States, Canada, Europe or beyond.

While on the surface this seems a simple enough query, there is in fact a whole host of different things that you, the person asking the question, will need to answer yourself.

This is before we even start to break down the different products available and I’m sure if you have ended up here you will know just how many there are!

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The first thing that needs to be decided:

What size e cigarette do you want?
What e cig size is best for your needs? ie: Are you a heavy smoker?

The three main e cig category options:

  • Mini e cigarettes: (Also refereed to as a ‘cig-a-like’) These can range in sizes but are the smallest e cigarettes available. Some are the same size as a cigarette and certain e cig brands have a variety of sizes, the bigger ones having a larger battery capacity. All tend to have the appearance of a cigarette. These can be good e cigs for beginners to help the transition to e cigarettes. There are downsides to them however.
  • Vape Pens/EGO E cig: (also known as a vaporizer e cig). These are of course bigger but provide longer life. Great for new vapers or the next step for those currently using mini e cigs. Take a look at our ‘Best Vape Pens‘ list for a more in depth look at this category.
  • Box Mods: These would generally be used as a step up from vape pens but we have seen such an increase in popularity for these that many new vapers are opting to go for these from the outset. We would recommended these for the advanced user due to the learning curve but if you are willing to learn then they are a superb choice. Check out our ‘Best Box Mods‘ list for more choices.

So Lets Start With Mini E Cigs (Cig-A-Likes)

These are usually the first port of call for a high percentage of smokers making the switch to electronic cigarettes.

cig-a-like e cigarettes

I will try and keep it simple by listing the positives / negatives that comes with this type of e cigarette.

Positives

  • ‘Plug and play’ option
  • Makes the transition to e cigarettes more familiar due to their small appearance.
  • Discreet enough to carry around and use when out and about.
  • Good for a no nonsense ‘plug and play’ first e cig experience.
  • Portable charging cases are available with some kits allowing to charge the e cig battery on the move.
  • The lightest e cig option. (Although don’t expect them to be the same weight as a cigarette!)
  • Good entry point into the world of e cigarettes.

Negatives

  • The smaller the batteries the less charge they carry = Less vaping time and frequent charging.
  • Limited battery life will mean (at a minimum) 2 batteries are recommended to be carried around at all times.
  • Heavy smokers will get very annoyed with battery life and want to throw their mini e cig out of the window. Or they could just buy 3+ spare batteries.
  • Limited opportunity to customize
  • The quality of mini e cigs can vary widely, choose carefully, cheapest isn’t always the best.

As a former 15 cigs per day smoker I personally found mini e cigs a great starting point when first starting out, I was drawn to the cig-a-likes for the very reason that they were small and looked like a cigarette and for me at the time this was a very important feature.

Even to this day I don’t want to take a huge e cigarette out with me when I go to a bar or restaurant. I will take a small vape pen or a mini e cigarette if real stealth vaping is required!

There are a number of great beginner e cig kits and a large number of not so great products available making choosing the best e cig on the market a really difficult proposition.

Due to the growing e cig market many opportunity seekers are jumping on the band wagon, many of which haven’t got a clue of what makes a decent e cig.

Many brands are, unfortunately, just using the same re-branded stock products, a lot of which are poor and appear dated.

Here at ecigclick we have tried and tested over 50 different mini e cigarette brands to date, hopefully we can help making your purchasing choice a little easier.

Recommended Mini E Cigs

We have two clear favorites here at ecigclick, both offer different options and both are better in certain areas than one another.

So if you have decided that a mini e cigarette is where you want to start, these are our top picks in no particular order.

V2 Cigs

What Is The Best E Cig In The UKAnother cig-a-like kit that I first came across many years ago, V2 Cigs have built upon their popularity by producing a solid range of e cigarettes for all levels of users.

The particular starter kit we recommend here is the perfect starting point for new vapers looking for a smaller e cig. V2 have plenty of flavor options with their pre-filled cartomizers but also offer bottled e-liquid and refillable cartomizers allowing you to use any e juice you choose.

There are a number of V2 starter kits from those with one battery to the Ultimate kits that covers everything you would need and more. One thing we would recommend is to go for a kit with at least 2 batteries, very important.

Full V2 Cigs review can be seen here.

Features

  • From £22.99
  • ‘Plug & Play’ easy for new vapers
  • Quality product
  • Wide range of flavours to choose from
  • Kits to suit most budgets
  • Money back guarantee
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Epuffer Magnum Snaps Starter Kit

Epuffer Snaps Magnum PCC reviewThe Epuffer Magnum Snaps starter kit, like the Jacvapour V1P kit below, has the added bonus of a portable charging case (PCC). The PCC basically allows you to charge your e cig batteries when you are on the move, a big plus point for these types of batteries.

The slim form factor of the PCC lets you slip the case in and out of the pocket with ease and carries one charging battery, one full e cig and a spare cartomiser. All of which will get you through a full day of vaping when out and about.

Full Epuffer Magnum Snaps review can be seen here.

Features

  • Includes portable charging case
  • Pick up nad use straight out of the box
  • Excellent build quality
  • 3 Cartridges/Cartomizers and 2 batteries included
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Jacvapour V1P PCC Kit

What Is The Best E Cig In The UKThe Jacvapour V1P Starter kit is another great starter kit. This differs slightly from the standard V2 Cigs kit in that it comes with a portable charging case or PCC for short.

This basically charges upto 5 full e cig batteries when you are on the move so a very handy bit of kit to have. The basic V1P starter kit only has one battery so it is highly recommended to add a spare at checkout.

If you decide to go with any of these kits you won’t go far wrong, both are excellent products.

Full Jacvapour review can be seen here.

Features

  • From £28.99 (When Discounts Are Applied)
  • Simple to use
  • Build quality very good
  • Portable charging case included so you can keep batteries charged on the move
  • Refillable cartomizers available do you can fill with your own e-liquid
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Recommended Vape Pens / EGO style e cigarettes

This type of e cig is again used as an entry point to electronic cigarettes for many smokers, mainly those that are not too concerned with buying an e cigarette that looks like a cigarette.

What Is The Best E Cig In The UK
These type of e cigs are about the size of a cigar or a marker pen, depending on the type you go for. The smaller the device the smaller the battery capacity.

They are also ‘the next step’ for a number of vapers that may find they need an e cig with a longer battery life (as opposed to a mini e cig) and more options to tailor their e cig experience more to their personal vaping needs and preference.

There are again many different options here from your basic e cig which consists of a battery and a clearomizer to devices that allow you to change either the wattage/voltage to customize the way you vape.

These electronic cigarettes also let you refill with e-liquid rather than using pre-filled cartomisers.

Positives

  • Longer battery life, allowing for more uninterrupted vaping.
  • Fill with own e-liquid which can be more cost effective in the long run.
  • Customize-able – Can use a variety of different clearomizers / tanks to improve vapor and flavor.

Negatives

  • May be too big for some users, especially those that don’t want to draw attention.
  • Quality can vary. Be sure only to buy reputable brands from reputable companies. Be wary of cheap e cigs and vape pens from market stalls.

So without further a do here are our recommendations from over 20 starter kits we have tried and reviewed.

The following two e cigs are great options.

Jacvapour 510 Starter Kit

(Nominated Best Vape Pen / EGO E Cig in Eciglick Awards)

What Is The Best E Cig In The UKI have tried a number of EGO style e cigarettes and the 510 kit from Jacvapour stood out from the crowd not only because it’s very simple to use and setup but primarily due to the performance.

This kit comes with numerous battery options, 400Mah, 650 mAh, 900 Mah and 1300 mAh. The higher the number the longer the battery life but this also means a bigger e cigarette.

I recently reviewed the 400 and 650 Mah versions (link below) and they performed a treat.

The Jacvapour 510 kits also come with 2 quality clearomizer tanks to get the most out of your e-liquid.

Features

  • From £27.50 (When Discounts Are Applied)
  • Very good quality vape pens from a reputable supplier
  • Numerous battery options that you can mix to provide one big one small
  • Supplied clearomizer tanks perform well
  • Money back guarantee on kits (Subject to T&C’s)
  • Excellent customers service from the Jacvapour team

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Jacvapour Series E

What Is The Best E Cig In The UKThis is another great starter kit from Jacvapour and a superb choice for new vapers. It’s similar to the 510 kits above but slightly more advanced. The battery is still compact but packs in 1000 Mah of power, so battery life is excellent.

Where it differs is the variable voltage function, it is also supplied with slightly more advanced tanks. The options are the Aerotank and the Pro Tank 3.

It’s super simple to use though so definitely worth checking out if you are considering a vape pen style e cig.

Features

  • From £32 (When Discounts Are Applied)
  • Superb build quality
  • Great looking device
  • Variable wattage / voltage functionality (helps provide more/less heat to your vape)
  • Higher e-liquid capacity tanks both of which offer good performance
  • Money back guarantee (Check T&C’s)
  • Jacvapour customer service is second to none.

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Innokin Endura T18

What Is The Best E Cig In The UKThis vape pen kit from Innokin is one of the newest e cigs to hit the market and quite possibly the best to date.

The Endura T18 is designed purely for first time vapers and those making the step up from mini e cigs. No confusing wattage changes, just fill your tank, screw it to the battery and you are ready to go.

The battery is 1000 mah which – when paired with the 1.5 ohm coil – should see most vapers through the majority of the day. The T18 Prism tank also offers great flavor and good vapor production to get the most out of your chosen e-liquid.

Add to all of this the top quality build and the reassurance that it has been produced by one of the leading e cigarette brands there aren’t too many negatives that come to mind.

Read our Innokin Endura T18 Kit review here

Features

  • Well priced at £25.99 delivered
  • Trusted vape brand
  • Excellent quality
  • Newest vape kit for new users
  • Just add e-liquid and it’s ready to use

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The next e cig falls into the mid size category but has added functions for the tinkerers out there! Not for everyone but if you do want to change the way you vape then this is a great option.

Recommended Box Mods

What Is The Best E Cig In The UKThe following recommendations are all box mods (or vape mods as they are also known). During 2015 we have seen more and more of these types of devices released to market with great fan fare.

The hype is justified though, some of these vape mods are fantastic. They are however more advanced and require more of a learning curve, they aren’t necessarily for everyone.

There are different features such as variable wattage, variable voltage or indeed both in the same device. Some are also good devices for those wanting to sub ohm vape. Again, this shouldn’t be done without first knowing what you are doing!

Some also have rechargeable, replaceable batteries that don’t require you to replace the whole e cig, like you will have to do with cig-a-likes and vape pens eventually.

All the box mods I recommend below are regulated, in other words they feature micro computers to control settings as entered by the user.

Positives

  • Battery life can be considerably longer depending on the setup allowing for long periods of vaping without requiring a charge. Perfect for heavy vapers.
  • Many have variable voltage/wattage settings that allow you to control the power output which in turn helps tailor settings for optimal user experience. Ie: More/less vapor – Warmer / cooler vape.
  • Batteries can be removed and replaced (in some) rather than having to replace the whole device.
  • Certain devices can provide the power for those wanting to get into sub ohm vaping.

Negatives

  • It is necessary to know the capabilities of these devices before buying. They aren’t for everyone.
  • Learning curve – Some vapers just want a simple / straightforward device.

Lets take a look at some great Box Mods available

Jacvapour Series B Tilt Vape Mod

What Is The Best E Cigarette?I’m sure you’ve seen this brand recommended a number of times within this e cig buying guide. The reason is simple, Jacvapour are not only a trusted UK e cig company but they offer a number of top quality electronic cigarettes and e liquids in the UK. Moving on to their latest e cigarette.

The Series B Tilt is a super small mod that offers top performance. You may have noticed the word ‘Tilt’ in the title, this is because when the tank sits on top it has a slight tilt to offer improved dynamics to the position you vape.

OK, maybe it doesn’t make that much difference but I personally think it looks great. Definitely up there with my favorite looking mods! This particular vape mod has a replaceable battery so no replacing the entire mod when the battery dies, bonus!

Very important point! This does require a further learning curve to box mods with regulated batteries.

Check out our guide for vaping battery safety here for more information.

Check Out Our Hands On Jacvapour Series B Tilt Review here

Features

  • From £50 (When Discounts Are Applied)
  • Excellent build quality
  • Individual design that is different to any mod currently available
  • Replaceable 18650 battery (not included)
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Innokin Cool Fire 4

What Is The Best E Cigarette?The Cool Fire 4 by Innokin is a great vape mod and easy for vapers new to these type of devices to get the hang of. It ticks all the boxes for what I look for in a box mod.

It fits comfortably into the palm of my hand, the build quality is excellent, a hallmark of Innokin mods, and it looks great with the iSub tank sat on top as well as my go to tank, the Aspire Cleito.

The Cool Fire 4 is loaded with a 2000mah capacity battery that preforms as you would expect and while the 40W power output may not be enough for some sub ohm vapers for me it is perfect with a 0.5ohm coil.

Looking for more battery life? Maybe TC control? Then take a look at the Cool Fire 4 Plus and the Innokin Cool Fire 4 100TC mod. Both great recent releases.

Great product again from Innokin.

Read our hands on Innokin Cool Fire 4 review here

Features

  • From £37.99
  • Feels really solid in the hand
  • Compact size fits nicely in the hand
  • Compatible with coils from 0.3oHm
  • 40W Output
  • By Innokin, a trusted e cig brand

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Innokin Disrupter Curve ModInnokin Disrupter review

Innokin are one of the biggest brands in the business and are one of the leaders when it comes to e cig innovation. The Innokin Disrupter Curve kit is evidence of this.

The Disrupter Curve offers vapers the chance to completely customize their vape mod by way of different color combinations. The device comes in two separate parts, the controller and the Innocell battery. There are three color options for the controller and seven colors for the battery.

I love this box mod, it was of the most solid box mods available and very easy to use and get to grips with. There are a couple of battery options, 2000 Mah and 3300 mAh that offer plenty of vaping time. It is on the bigger side for box mods so take this into consideration if you had a mini box mod in mind.

Read Our Full Innokin Disrupter Mod Review here

Features

  • From £43
  • Rock solid build quality – One of the best available
  • Replaceable 2000 mAh Battery that is available in multiple colours
  • Smooth slide and click to connect the battery to the controller
  • 50W Output
  • Fires coils from 0.2ohm so compatible with most of the sub ohm tanks on the market.
  • From one of the most trusted brands in the industry

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Kanger Topbox Mini KitKanger Topbox mini Review

We can’t leave out Kangertech, another giant in the vaping world! They have a fantastic starter kit, the TopBox Mini.

The size of the mod itself (called the K Box mini) is great, fitting in the hand comfortably. It has a replaceable 18650 battery, again if you are not familiar with battery safety please read our guide, and a powerful 75W output.

The Topbox kit also comes with a Toptank Mini complete with RBA kit (rebuildable atomizer). Don’t worry though if you are not interested in building your own coils, it also comes with the Kanger OCC coil heads which offer a superb sub ohm vaping experience.

For those that want the option of temperature control this mod also has you covered.

Read our Kanger Topbox Mini Kit review here

Features

  • From £50 / $55
  • Small form factor
  • Replaceable 18650 battery (not included)
  • Great performance from the OCC Coils
  • Temp control compatible
  • RBA deck offering the chance to build your own coils
  • 75W output
  • Compatible with coils from 0.1 ohm+
  • Trusted brand

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Artery Nugget Nano Mod

artery nugget mod in hand

The Artery Nugget is something that little bit different and more of a stealth mod. I use this as a second device for when I don’t want to carry around a bulky mod.

The Nugget is tiny, measuring just 55.5mm x 31mm x 22mm. Even so, it still offers a 50W power output and can handle coil resistances from 0.1 Ohm. Oh yeah, it is also temp control compatible.

I personally use a coil resistance of around 1.5 Ohm with this mod as it allows for more battery life than a sub ohm coil would.

As you can see it packs in a lot into a small form factor and it looks pretty cool as well.

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Features

  • Tiny form factor
  • Solid build quality
  • Upto 50W Power output
  • Temp Control
  • Great for stealth vaping

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So there we have it, these are our recommendations for the best e cigs on the market for 2016.

Of course we can only advise what the best e cig is based on what we have used but we are reviewing new e cigarettes, vape pens and vape mods all the time and will of course update this page as we go where necessary.

Now it is just down to you to decide what option fits with your needs!

Of course if you have any further questions just ask below in the comments or get in touch using the contact link located top right of this website. We will get back to you ASAP!

As always be sure to vape safely.

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I've been vaping since 2010 and been cig free ever since. Ecigclick was started to take a closer look at the mixed bag of e cigs that were available at the time. We have gone from a handful of reviews in 2010 to now covering a huge range of vaping gear with over 100 reviews and counting today. I'm available on the blog most days, if you have any questions just use the contact tab and I'll get right back to you! Vape on...

37 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Johnny,
    I am not a particularly heavy smoker – 10 rollies a day but would like to give up and having been down the route of patches, gums etc I would like to try e cigs. I have no idea what they are/do but having read through your reviews I figured you could advise me. I don’t particularly like the look alike cigarettes but then don’t want a huge boxy one either. Can you suggest a pen like e cig for beginners – one that comes with instructions please !!
    Many thanks Teresa

    • Hi Teresa!

      Thanks for the question. Good to see you are giving e cigs a try. Give them a chance and I’m sure they will work out well for you!

      I have covered some of the best vape pens here. I would recommend, for a super simple kit that has everything to get started, the Halo Tank Kit.

      You can choose a flavour of e liquid. For nicotine strength, as a 10 a day roll up smoker, give the 1.2% a try. If this is too strong or doesn’t seem to be enough then of course you will need to go up or down in the nicotine strength.

      If you decide to go for that feel free to email me with any questions if you are unsure how to use it, I will respond directly. Contact form is at the top of the page.

      Cheers

      Jonny

  2. Hi Johny,
    im a newbie vapour and i thought i give the Innokin RBA kit a go.I am using a isub S tank and 0.5 coils.
    On using the RBA kit to make a coil and installing it,i found it caused the coil to leak from the bottom,i would imagine it stems from where the wire emerges from bottom of the coil.I tried installing new o rings on the coil to no effect still leaks,no problem on pre made coils from innokin.Bye the way i cut wire as close as possible 6to coil on completion.What am i doing wrong in your opinion?

  3. Hey Jonny

    I’ve been vaping for over 3 years now and never touched a real one since (20/day habit)
    I wanted something that felt & looked the same – so I chose Greensmoke = not a problem until they left the UK.
    I’ve tried miniciggy – – not for me
    V2 – very disappointing and crap regardless of their reviews and claims – cartomisers lasted a couple of hours, others about 7 hours or leaked or came apart!!!!!!!!!!!
    Am using Magic Mist at the moment, they are ok
    Are you aware of any other brands? like thses as do not want a tank etc
    Cheers

    • Hey Stevo,
       
      Yeah, a shame Green Smoke chose not to carry on in the UK.
       
      There is the Epuffer Magnum kit and the Jacvapour V1P kit has always been a popular choice. The addition of portable charging cases on both is a good thing, can come in handy!
       
      Cheers
       
      Jonny

  4. Great article. I read it before, now I accidentally hit again. It takes these mini vodičinu all areas cry industry, especially for beginners.

    Thank you very much,
    Cecilia

  5. I wish I had this kind of organized and useful information when I first started vaping. Well done! Blogs like this would be extremely useful, and many of the other blogs posted here are useful to the most experienced vapers as well. Yes, keep up the good work!

  6. Hi Jonny
    I’ve been vaping for a couple of years now but am getting very frustrated at the lack of robust kits offered.
    I am a builder so constantly have mucky hands and work in very dusty environments. I need a kit with very few ‘moving’ parts, that constantly fill with muck, and a very robust body.
    Speaking to many other vapers within the construction industry, I know there is a huge market for a ‘builder proof’ vape kit.
    Any ideas?
    Many thanks
    Nick

    • Hey Nick,
       
      I see where you are coming from, not a huge amount out there!
       
      One of the main reasons is that batteries need to have sufficient ‘venting’ otherwise there could be issues.
       
      The Likes of the Innokin MVP 3 Pro are solid box mods, as for them being keeping out what a building site will throw at it I’m not sure.
       
      The only devices that come to mind that may come near what you are thinking are the Heatvape Invader, which is shock and dust proof and the Dovpo E LVT – http://www.dovpoecig.com/index.php/Starter_Kit/show/2015-ecigwholesale-dovpoecig-elvt-43.html. Not used the latter and not sure where sells them nowadays as it’s a couple of years old.
       
      The Invader has a rubberised body (which also covers the buttons) though and I reckon may do the trick?
       
      Failing that, maybe a silicone skin cover may help to some degree in keeping the crap out?
       
      Let me know what you think
       
      Cheers
       
      Jonny

  7. Hi johnny i have the t22 witch is great and im doing well with it but im looking to get a new mod with better performance that gives off a bigger cloud of smoke obv don’t want to spend silly amounts on it looking around 80 wondering if you have good suggestions

    • Hey Kieran,
       
      If you like Innokin products then the Cool Fire 4 range of kits is definitely worth checking out. The Innokin iSub tanks are also good performers, match well with the mods and are easy to fill and change coils. The iSub G or Apex Tanks are popular options.
      The Cool Fire 4 is a nice sized mod.  
      Then there is the Cool Fire 4 Plus which is chunkier but offers higher specs including longer battery life.
       
      One thing to keep in mind would be that these will offer a different style of vaping to the Endura T22. The T22 has a narrow drip tip and is good for mouth to lung vaping.
       
      The iSub tanks have a wider bore drip tip for direct lung hit (pretty much take a draw straight to lung rather than taking the vapour into your mouth first). But the vapour volume and flavour will be better.
       
      Let me know if these look like good options for you, both in your budget. Any other questions just ask!
       
      Cheers
       
      Jonny

  8. Hi I need a good recommendation for a good kit to use? I’m a heavy smoker and vape a lot, I’m using istick basic but it seems that I have to change the coil every week. Is there any suggestion for a good device that won’t let the coil use up so fast?

    • Hi Eric,
       
      There are a lot of variables with regards to coil life, the type of e liquid being used is one of them. Some flavors and juices can deteriorate coils quicker than others. It has to be said though for a heavy vaper, a weekly change is quite normal.
       
      To get longer life though you may want to look into rebuildable coils (RBA). This way it is just a case of changing the cotton when the flavour starts to decline. And coil changes themselves will be less frequent.
       
      Tanks such as the Toptank are good options for beginners. It offers standard stock coils and an RBA deck.
      https://www.vapour.co.uk/kanger-toptank-mini
       
      If rebuildable coils don’t sound like they are for you, there are also tank such as the Innokin iSub series where it is easy to re-wick/replace the cotton in the stock coils. You will need some suitable organic cotton, which is cheap to buy. Instead of explaining here, take a look at Vics video where he changes the cotton in the coil – https://youtu.be/Z3R9F1OjnWs
       
      The iStick basic won’t work with these kind of tanks so you will need a new mod to work tanks like these. If you are happy with Eleaf products then they do have box mods that are suitable. The iStick 40W / iStick 50W. Also the likes of the Cool Fire 4 and Cool Fire 4 Plus are good options.
       
      Let me know if you have any questions on the above!
       
      Cheers

  9. Hi

    I have been using the ego one xl, I love that it lasts all day, both the battery and the tank fill, but I find it constantly leaks, gurgles and the tank heats up and having to replace the coils constantly. Can you recommend something similar in style but leak free, I hate that I cannot put it in my bag without it leaking over everything if it’s not kept upright.

    • Hey Denise,
       
      I haven’t used the Egon One but some suggestions based on similar issues and fixes with other devices:
       
      Are you using a high PG e liquid do you know? Higher PG juices can be a thinner consistency, which in turn can be a cause for leaking. Could be an idea to try an e liquid with a higher VG % first. Maybe around 60VG/40PG or 50/50. May or may not be the problem.
       
      Also, when unscrewing the the tank from the base to fill, this can sometimes casuse the coil to come loose/unscrew a little. I’m sure you have done this but just be sure the coil head is screwed snugly in place when filling..
       
      If you don’t think any of the above will help though, there are a some vape pen devices that I have had good results with.
       
      First is the Innokin Endura kits, The T18 and the T22. I use the latter when I’m out and about quite regularly and I have personally never had any leaking issues when ensuring coil is seated correctly.
       
      I’m also using the new Aspire K3 kit at the moment for review and have been getting good results from this.
       
      Hope that’s helped some! Let me know if you have any other questions Denise.
       
      Cheers
       
      Jonny

  10. HI Johnny, iv been using social lites and not been getting on great now as find the liquid leaks a bit, im just looking for something that gives a good inhale of smoke,safe and around the 40-50 pound mark, convenience is good also what would you recommend for myself Sir?

    Best

    Jonathan

  11. Hi! Excellent reviews. I have the Endura T18 in pink for elegant moments.
    And for casual, I love my Smok Micro R80 TC. For the everyday, I use my Tfv4 with the Sigelei 150w TC. I recommende them, fabulous clouds and performance.

  12. Whatever you do, do NOT use Vapemate! I bought a vapouriser from them and it was faulty and they’ve refused me a refund. It was 6 months ago and I still have had no luck. AVOID!

  13. Hi jonny,

    Thank you for the brilliant reviews. I am leaning towards the Innokin T18/22. However, I wanted your input on some things before I do so. In my little vaping experience, I have found, using ‘real’ (closest to the real taste) tobacco flavoured juices tends to ‘clog’ up the coils (accumulation of gunk). Consequently, my coils typically lasted 2-3 days before needing replacing. FYI I almost exclusively vape the TripHammer Temptation and Hedges (T&H original), and for some reason could not find a suitable alternative to my liking.

    I understand that dry burning helps the issue. However, in my case, it would either result in burning the wick, or would not prove effective enough to be able to re-use the coil despite dry burning it. The only solution I found was to simply replace the coils, the caveat being the higher costs of maintenance.

    Is there something you could suggest, either in terms of juice and/or kit. Or do you think I am headed in the right direction by going the Innokin route. Also would you recommend against or for, regarding re-wicking and/or re-coiling such systems. Any other guidance and suggestions from you would be highly appreciated.

    Many thanks,

    Zam

    • Hey Zam,
       
      Thanks for stopping by!
       
      I don’t personally vape tobacco juices but I have heard that they can clog up coils. It can happen if juices are heavy on sweetners, artificial flavours or other additives but is not just exclusive to tobacco flavours.
       
      With regards to dry burning this should only done when there is no cotton in the coil head.
       
      Once the cotton is removed you can dry burn the coil, but just ‘pulse’ the power a few times rather than prolonged pressing to avoid damaging any other parts in the coil head.
       
      It should then be rinsed under a tap and new cotton installed.
       
      The Endura T18/22 are great devices but the coils don’t look all that easy to re-wick, which will save on the amount of coils you are going through. So if you think this will be important then I would maybe look at something else.
       
      One tank that is a great performer and is easy to re-wick is the Innokin iSub range of tanks. The iSub coils are cross compatible in the iSub and Apex tanks by Innokin.
       
      The cotton is easy to remove and replace so if you are using your current juices you can just re wick the cotton rather than binning the whole coil. Would work out to be pretty cost effective.
       
      Rather than explaining check out Vaping With Vics video, he re wicks one of the coils 18 minutes in
       

       
      You would be best off having a vape mod for these tanks to get the full benefit, they are also bigger/wider as well and will overhang on the likes of the Endura and other Ego type devices. The Innokin Cool Fire 4 and 4+ are good options.
       
      As for a quality tobacco juice, Black Note is getting some great feedback as being quite close to the real thing. It’s Naturally Extracted Tobacco (N.E.T) and doesn’t have anything artificial added. It is supposed to be kinder to coils as well.
       
      Anything else just ask!
       
      Cheers
       
      Jonny

      • Hi Jonny,

        Many thanks for your prompt reply and suggestions.

        The iSub range of tanks do look like the best bet, and will probably go for the Innokin Cool Fire 4 mod. That said I had always been under the impression that the lower the ohms, the lower the ‘life’ of the coil, am I right in thinking is?

        If it is indeed so, would it make sense to get the iSub tank, but use the 2.0 Ohms coils? In this case I feel using the Cool Fire 4 mod would be an overkill minus the better battery life. How about pairing the iSub tank (with 2.0 Ohm coils) with the Endura battery.

        Sorry of throwing many questions at you, but I am trying to wrap my head around this. Needless to say I highly appreciate your help. 🙂

        Best wishes,

        Zam

        • Hey Zam,
           
          No problem, happy to help where I can.
           
          I personally have never noticed the difference in the life of a coil with say a sub ohm 0.5 coil or a 2.0 ohm coil, of course the 0.5ohm coils take more heat on so it would make sense they would deteriorate quickly. For me though it’s not that noticeable.
           
          You will definitely get prolonged battery life with the latter though.
           
          As you say though with the 2.0 ohm coil, yeah definitely try these out. The performance is still very good (I’m vaping with the 2ohm coil as I write). You can try both though if you were to get a variable wattage mod such as the cool fire 4.
           
          As with using an iSub tank with the Endura T18, I wouldn’t recommend it even though the 2ohm coil will work with the fixed 14W setting.
           
          The iSub tank is 22mm in diameter and the Endura battery is 18mm (I think off the top of my head). Either way the iSub tank will overhang the battery and be quite top heavy.
           
          I have taken a picture so you can see what I mean (This is the iSub S tank so may be different depending on which iSub tank you choose but they are all 22mm diameter. Just to give you an idea on size)
           
          Endura T18 with isub tank
           
          Innokin Endura T22 With iSub S
           
          As you mentioned you were saying the Cool Fire 4 may be overkill. You do however have a bit of experience vaping and I would say the variable wattage option is a good next step.
           
          The variable wattage it offers over the Endura will give you more flexibility with regards to how you vape. By that I mean you can pick the perfect wattage for the juice you are vaping, if you prefer a slightly warmer vape then you can up the wattage a touch. Cooler vape just dial down the wattage.
           
          You also have the option to play around with sub ohm coils if you wish.
           
          Of course it all comes down to personal preference Zam both on the size of a device and how you want to vape.
           
          To summarise!
           
          The Endura has been paired well with a 1.5 ohm coil as standard, so if you were to buy this kit it would be a good performer BUT, the coils are not easily re-wickable.
           
          The Endura T18 is too small to be paired with the iSub tank.
           
          The iSub tank sits well on the T22 but the wattage is still fixed at 14W. While it does work with the 2 ohm coil you are set to the one wattage and you will not be able to use any sub ohm coils with this.
           
          The Cool Fire 4 pairs well with the iSub tank and offers prolonged battery life as well as variable wattage and 0.5ohm sub ohm coil compatibility. The size though will be bigger than what you are currently used to.
           
          If re wicking stock coils is your main concern then I would recommend the Kanger iSub range of tanks or to throw another one in the Kanger Subtank Mini. The stock OCC coils can be re-wicked and it also comes with an RBA deck so you can rebuild your own coils.
           
          Hopefully haven’t confused matters as I have rambled a bit there!
           
          Any other questions though let me know.
           
          Cheers
           
          Jonny

          • Hi Jonny,

            Thank you for your suggestions. I ended up going for the Cool Fire 4+ Mod with the ISub tank. So far, feels a bit heavy, but the flavour is unreal.

            Best wishes,

            Zam

          • Great stuff Zam, the Cool Fire 4+ is a top choice! Compared to what you had the weight at first will be a big difference but it gets more familiar in time 🙂

  14. Hi Jonny, great reviews! I’m wandering if you can help. I recently stopped smoking using an e cig. It is a vape pen. However I’m realising that it’s not a good product as most coils taste burnt, leaking etc. Anyway, I was a moderate smoker and I really don’t know what e cig to go with. I don’t mind spending whatever, as long as it’s a good product that can continue to help me stop smoking. I want something that I don’t have issues with burnt coils and a good brand that has good replacement parts. I need a good vaping experience! What would you recommend?

  15. Hey Johnny,

    I’m new to ecigs having tried the throw away ones which I didn’t like so went back on the fags again, I’m I heavy smoker maybe 30 a day. My question is that I dnt want to spend a lot of money on ecig and not get on with it and waste more money. My friend uses a vapour pen and I tried it and thought it was better than the throw away ecig. I have read all your info a few times going back and forth through it, I would like advice on what kit or battery life I should go for and I don’t have a laptop to recharge the device so what would you suggest please and also what strength of eliquid should I go for I smoke Berkley super kings or original. Any info would be much appreciated.

    Many thanks

    Susanna

    • Hi Susanna,
       
      Thanks for getting in touch.
       
      Yeah the disposables are pretty poor, I’ve never got on well with those either.
       
      As a heavy smoker I would recommend the the following options as good starter kits that also have a good battery life, will depend on your budget though:
       
      Jacvapour 510 kit – I would suggest minimum 650 mAh, you do get 2 batteries with these kits though. They don’t come with a wall charger but Jacvapour do sell them separately in their accessory category for around £5.
       
      Jacvapour.com
       
      Can use our Jacvapour discount code ECIGCLICK15 for 5% off all purchases.
       
      Aspire K1 Kit (comes with wall charger and 1 x 900 mAh battery)
       
      Vapour.co.uk
       
      Innokin T18 or T22 starter kit – These are the newest kits to hit the market and are very easy to use. Will need to purchase a wall charger separately though, the wall plug below can be used.
       
      Endura T22 / T18 Starter Kits
       
      Uk wall charger
       
      Can use discount code ECIGCLICK for a further 5% off.
       
      Regarding e-liquid, I never smoked Berkleys but I would say try out an 18mg e-liquid to start and see how you get on there.
       
      Hope that helps a little, any more questions though please ask.

  16. I smoke cigarettes again because vaping is too easy. With my vaping pen I can sit while driving puffing away continuously for long periods and vaping far more than I would smoking. I am a roll up smoker. Are there any plans to invent an e cig that can only be smoked for, say ten puffs at a time

    • Hi Chris
      Maybe you´re not getting enough nicotine with every draw you take on your vaping device.

      Jesper Jensen, Denmark

  17. My problem is trying to find ecigs for the wife while i am a non smoker, she started off on innokin AIO then protank mini, then liked the leaky ego c tornado, it being more lady like and a whistle mouthpiece.
    Just bought a istick 40w kvapor with aspire bvc clearomizer since some of the box mods are very masculine looking but give better battery life.
    I sometimes think manufactures are missing a trick with a huge proportion of the ecig market being women who do not want something resembling a machine.

    • Hey John,

      you are right, the industry has been focusing on sub ohm tanks and box mods while seemingly forgetting that not everyone wants a chunky looking device.

      One new product that does however look interesting (review coming shortly) is the Innokin Endura T18 vape pen kit. Has a respectable 1000mAh battery upto date coil/tank technology and has been designed with new users in mind. Might be worth taking a look at – https://www.vapour.co.uk/innokin-endura-t18-vape-pen-kit

  18. What is meant by the term ‘sub Ohm’ vaping. I use the istick 30w but try to get the bigger vap, more ploom and bigger hit, which tank should i be using ?

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