We recently reviewed the EGO C kit from EC247 and found it (along with their e-liquids) to be a good product. The second kit we received for review is their Electronic Pipe, a first for us here at Ecigclick but a device we have been meaning to cover for some time.
Update: There aren’t a lot of vape pipes available at this time. The one place we have seen that still stock and sell the is Epuffer, and they look great. You can see there range here. You can also save by using discount code ECIGCLICK.
This kit was received free of charge for the purposes of this review but as always our thought are our own!
In the box / Presentation
The Electronic Pipe kit comes in a nice presentation box and includes the following:
- 2 x 900 mAh 18350 3.7v Batteries
- 2 x 3.5ml Clearomisers
- 2 x Mouthpieces
The E Pipe comes with two 18350 900mAh batteries that sit in the bowl of the pipeThe first thing I noticed here was an initial difficulty unscrewing the battery cap, I realised after a bit of trial and error that it is best just to lightly place two fingers on top of the cap and gently unscrew.
I found if you apply to much pressure it wouldn’t budge. Once you get the hang of it though it’s simple enough, just be sure not to screw it on too tightly!
The e pipe has a nice weighty feel to it once the battery is in place and holding the pipe feels good, I haven’t actually use a pipe before but I do like the feel of it in the hand. The actually body of the e-pipe is plastic with a wood effect finish which on the whole I think looks decent.
The battery itself is a 900 mAh which, as a moderate vaper this was lasting me just over a full day. Heavier vapers may need to use both batteries but still the kit is all there to cater to both.
When the time comes to replace the batteries I didn’t actually see EC247 selling them separately but this kind of battery is widely available from a number of e cig stores.
The two 900mAh batteries supplied should keep most vapers going all day and while the battery cap is a bit fiddly at first you soon get the hang of it. The body of the e-pipe itself is a wood effect plastic but it certainly looks the part.
Vapour / Flavour
The Electronic Pipe starter kit doesn’t come with any e-liquid, if you are unsure what to buy check out our top rated e juice list. I have been impressed with the Black Note e-liquid range which is the most realistic tobacco e juice I have tried.
The tanks that come with the kit are 3.5ml so hold a decent amount of juice, they do take a bit of care filling as the centre cartomiser piece needs to be pushed out of the tank about half way.
The needle point e-liquid bottles come in handy here as you can drip deeper into the tank without making too much mess.
Once the tank has enough juice in it the cartomiser piece is pushed back up, there is a small raised bump on the bottom of the tank that keeps everything in place to stop the inside cart from spinning around inside. This helps and is needed when screwing into the battery.
The final step is to connect the mouthpiece which is done by simply pushing into place.
It was producing vapour just fine but did need a few primer puffs to get it going, after this though I was getting no throat hit and the flavour was a touch on the limp side.
Without the vapour it would have been difficult to tell I was actually vaping as I couldn’t really feel much on inhaling.
I thought this may be down to the cartomiser not soaking up the juice very well as it only has a small hole to let the e-liquid soak through to the material. I left it for 20 minutes to see if the cartomiser would soak a bit more of the juice but still the same results.
As this was the first time trying this particular e-liquid flavour I decided to try it in my EVOD to see if it was just a poor e-liquid, the difference was night and day. It provided a great vape and tasted very good with a nice amount of throat hit. So not the e-liquid.
I tried the Halo Vapour Co juice as well in the spare tank and this pretty much gave me the same results, a weak, disappointing vape. Yet on a different setup very nice. It seems to me that the clearomiser resistance possibly isn’t sitting well with the 3.7v battery.
Maybe using a different clearomiser with a lower resistance will produce different results. They have a 501 thread so different clearomisers can be used but depending on the type used the pipe mouthpiece may not fit so the overall ‘pipe smoking’ experience is kind of hindered.
– The Electronic Pipe was a real disappointment for me when it came to the actual vaping. With this particular clearomiser I was getting decent vapour volume but next to no throat hit and weak flavour.
I was actually really looking forward to using the Electronic Pipe and while there is something I like about sitting back and vaping a pipe the performance side didn’t match up. The battery life is fine, no issues there, it was the actual vaping that was a let down.
The e-pipe needed a few primer puffs to get a decent vaper volume but the main issue for me was the flavour and throat hit were both weak.
This wasn’t down to the e-liquid as this was very nice when tested in other e cigarettes, it was down to the clearomiser most likely not having the right resistance for the battery it was using.
The electronic pipe does have a 501 thread so other tanks can be used but this (depending on what you use) changes the whole look of the pipe. Also for the price I would want this firing on all cylinders straight out of the box.
I really liked the look of the electronic pipe when it was put together but unfortunately, it just didn’t work out very well so until the vaping performance improves I cannot recommend.