The Blu Pro e cigarette is the next step in vaping products from Blu Cigs.
For a number of years, they focused primarily on their cig-a-like starter kit that was marketed towards the new vaper.
It was a little bit of a surprise therefore to see them introduce a bigger e cigarette in the form of the Blu Cig Pro Kit.
This I guess shows that the larger batteries are indeed becoming all the more acceptable to new vapers that are making the switch to e cigs.
So of course I wanted to see for myself if Blu Cigs had released a good vape pen style e cig, so off I went to their website to by the Blu Pro Kit.
In The Box
The presentation box, as with all their other kits, looks very professional. Inside you will find:
- 1 x 950 mAh battery
- 1 x Clearomiser with replaceable coil
- 1 x 10ml Bottle of Classic Tobacco E-Liquid (18mg)
- USB Charger
Design and Build Quality
The Blu e Cig battery in the pro kit is a healthy 950 mAh battery which is definitely a good start. In the hand it also feels like a very solid e cig, the matte black finish is something I personally liked in other e cigs such as the Jacvapour Series S and feels great to handle.
The battery itself is taken from the Kanger EVOD design with a flush firing button that powers the battery.
The Blu branding is subtle with the addition of the blue glowing triangle on the base of the battery when it is in use.
It also features the now standard on\off function by pressing the button 5 times in quick succession.
So very good in terms of overall looks and quality.
Performance wise the Blu Pro battery, as mentioned, has a 950 mah capacity.The larger the ‘mAh’ the longer the battery will last between charges.
This of course does translate into a larger battery but this does also mean prolonged use.
I was getting pretty much a day of moderate vaping from this battery which is all good for me but not really surprising considering the size.
The other positive point with the Blu battery is that it has an EGO thread (one of the most popular) which will work with a whole host of clearomisers and tanks from other brands.Spare Blu Pro Battery
The kit comes with just the one battery and while it has a longer life I would suggest, if budget allows, to get yourself a back up battery.
This way you will always have an e cig to use when the battery is on charge which can take around 3-4 hours using the USB charger.
There are two different replacement/spare battery sizes from Blu that are available to buy.
The first is of course the 950 mAh and the second is a slightly smaller 650 mAh battery
Both are decent prices but the latter would be just fine to see you through the charging period of the Pro battery.
Overall – The Blu E Cig Pro battery is well built, feels good in the hand and performs very well. Replacement batteries are also a reasonable price. So, a very good start.
How Does The Blu Pro Perform?
There is just one choice with the Blu Pro Kit when it comes to e-liquid and that choice is the Classic Tobacco with an 18mg nicotine strength.
As a long time vaper this strength wouldn’t be my personal choice but for new vapers this is a good place to start.
The other piece of the kit here is the clearomiser, again taken from the EVOD design, it has a matte finish with a subtle blue triangle which is part of the Blu logo.
The clearomiser has two small windows and although they are small they are just about big enough to make out how much e-liquid is in the tank. Capacity wise the Blu clearomiser will hold around 1.8ml of juice so for most should only need refilling once or twice throughout the day.
Filling is simple and done through the bottom of the tank. Just a case of unscrewing the stainless steel base from the black part of the tank, turning upside down and dripping (slowly) the e-liquid down the inside wall, just be sure to miss the centre tube and all will be OK!
When the atomiser coil, that sits in the base of the clearo, has reached the end of it’s life the flavour will change noticeably for the worse. This is when a change is needed. The coil can be replaced rather than the whole unit.
Here lies a problem though, Blu Cigs don’t seem to have these coils available on their site for sale?
I may be missing something here? Anyway, that only leaves the option of buying a whole new tank that are priced well but ultimately this is overkill.
As for the flavour the Classic Tobacco is decent, I’m not really a fan of tobacco flavours but this was pretty realistic in terms of reproducing that flavour.
The throat hit is a touch on the strong side for my personal tastes but then again over the past couple of years I’ve worked my way down to a low strength as well as predominantly using PG/VG mixed e-liquids.
The vapour volume is just OK but this is more down to the e-liquid being 100% PG, this tends to give a stronger throat hit and slightly less vapour than having an e-liquid mixed with VG, but that’s another story.
If you want to read our guide on e-liquid check this out.
When it comes to additional flavours Blu Cigs have a small selection of eight juices, the usual suspects are all there such as the Menthol and as well as an additional two tobacco flavours.
Then we have Strawberry Mint, Blueberry, Cherry, Vanilla and NRG which I think (I haven’t tried it) is a flavour similar to Red Bull.
So… not a huge selection but more than enough to keep a new vaper busy for a couple of months!
The Blu E Liquid price is standard for 10ml.
Would be good to see a few options here but then again you can always buy e-liquids from elsewhere, this e cigarette will take any brand of e-liquid.
Overall – The Classic Tobacco is a good version, throat hit is good and vapour volume average. The Blu E-Liquid is only available in 18mg nic strength though which doesn’t leave much room for maneuver.
Blu also don’t seem to sell replacement coils for their clearomisers which is a little odd.
How To Use The Blu Pro E Cigarette
The video above will show you, step by step, how to use the Blu Pro kit.
For those that still like to read 🙂
How to Fill The Blu Pro Clearomiser Tank
- Take the clearomiser tank off the battery
- Unscrew mouthpiece from the clearomiser tank
- Drip e liquid down the inside wall of the tank
- Be careful not to overfill!
- Leave your coil for 5 minutes to let the e-liquid soak up the juice
The Blu e Cig Pro Kit has a 30 day money back guarantee. roduct must be unused and unopened in original packaging.
You can contact Blu Cig via email, freephone number and live support on the website. They are also active on Facebook and Twitter.
At the moment there are no Blu Cig discount codes that we can find. As soon as we find any we will post them here.
The Blu Pro Kit is a very solid product, the battery is good and with a healthy 900 mah power capacity at it’s core will last most users a full day.
Here is a run down to see if the Blu Cig Pro is the best kit for you:
- Solid, quality design that feels good in the hand.
- Starter Kit price good
- A big e cig that is good for light/moderate/heavy smokers due to long battery life.
- Can refill with any e-liquid, not just those bought from Blu.
- Clearomiser/Battery replacement/10ml e-liquid are all well priced
- No replacement coils available, only option is to buy whole replacement clearomiser.
- E-liquids only available in one nicotine strength, OK to begin with but what about those that want to gradually reduce their nicotine intake?
So is this the best e cigarette starter kit I have come across? Nope, but it’s a good product and if you were to go with this as a first kit then I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.