Green Smoke Review – Is This An E-Cig Worth Buying?
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In 2008 Green Smoke developed an electronic cigarette that with continual improvements over the years has resulted in some quality products but are they the best quality small e cigarettes available today, in 2016?
As a brand it’s not as big in the UK as it is in the States where they are one of the biggest e cigarette players with a lot of repeat customers.
For this review I purchased the Green Smoke Pro Starter Kit which at £42.50 (including discount) is a great price for a starter kit considering it’s contents.
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Packaging / In The Box
So, I placed my order on the Thursday and it arrived Saturday morning, lightning quick on delivery so a good start there!
The packaging on the Green Smoke e-cigarettes is high quality, with all their starter kits you get a nice magnetic flap box that contains:
- 3 x E Cig batteries (Two Long one short)
- 2 X Packs of long lasting cartomizers (5 in each pack)
- E Cig carry case
- Wall adapter
- USB Charger
Unlike other e cig brands Green Smoke have opted to stay away from the ‘cigarette carton’ look which for me personally is a positive. The included case does the trick of keeping things together even if it isn’t the best looking case I have seen.
When it comes to the e-cig itself there are no complaints about the way it looks, as with other top companies they have opted for the ‘traditional cigarette’ appearance, complete with flecks on the cartomizers and rings on the battery. This does help make an easier transition to using these electronic cigarettes. It is a two piece design with the refill cartridges screwing directly into the battery and overall its just shy of 4 inches long on the short battery.
The Green Smoke battery has been reported by many users as being “very responsive”, which basically means you will get a good draw on the ecig first time round rather that having to wait for the battery to wake up.
This is quite an important thing to look out for when choosing an electronic cigarette, there is nothing worse than going for a drag and nothing coming out! After using both the long and the short batteries I would have to agree, they are probably one of the best, in terms of quality, I have tried so far from a cig-a-like brand.
A light is activated on the end of the battery when you draw on the e-cig, this will also flash when a recharge is required.
There are two battery sizes included in the Pro kit. I myself prefer the smaller of the two if out and about and the longer battery when I’m vaping at home. The small battery approx 4″ long and has a 160 mAh capacity, the long is 4.6″ long with a 270 mAh battery.
The Green Smoke site states that the long will last around a full day of vaping and the small 1/2 a day. In reality it all depends on what type of vaper you are. I am a moderate vaper and the long lasts me around 3-4 hours of vaping time with the short coming in at around the 2 hour mark.
This may not seem all that much and in the e cig world it isn’t but keep in mind the smaller the e cig the shorter the time the battery will last in between charges. If you can get used to always having one of the three batteries fully charged and used in rotation then you will cut out the possibility of being let without a working e cig.
If you are a heavy smoker you will likely be a heavy vaper so I will just say keep in mind you will find yourself charging batteries regularly throughout the day. This will get tiresome quick. If you don’t mind buying a device that doesn’t resemble a cigarette (a cig-a-like) then I would recommend you go for a bigger, more powerful e cig such as the Jacvapour Series S17.
The only other downside for me when it comes to the Green Smoke kit is that it doesn’t (as mentioned before) have a PCC like the Epuffer Magnum Snaps kit, this lets you keep everything together in one place and is a little neater. Again, this isn’t a massive problem as the Green Smoke Pro kit comes with 3 batteries and it is after-all a quality setup.
The quality battery helps the cartomisers produce a great amount of vapour with every drag (until the battery runs low). When it comes to taste, Green Smoke have tried to cover a wide variety options. As well as your regular tobacco flavour they have also produced menthol, apple, vanilla, chocolate, coffee and strawberry.
Now, I don’t know about you but if I want something that taste like coffee it probably won’t be an ecig, I’m going to nip to Starbucks, saying that I haven’t tried any flavors apart from the menthol so i suppose ‘don’t knock it till you try it’ comes to mind. So if anybody does try them let me know.
I bought 3 flavors to try, the Menthol, Red Label Tobacco, and Absolute Tobacco. The menthol for me was very good but it was the Tobacco flavors that really impressed. Red label was pretty much the same as the Absolute flavor, it just a little bolder taste, they both also have a nice richness to them. When it comes to flavors though everyone has a different opinion!
What I have found with the Green Smoke ‘tobacco flavors’ is that they also give one of the smoothest vapes I have had when inhaling.
The vapor volume is excellent for a cig-a-like e cigarette. It does feel like you have to draw a little bit harder when using the bigger battery but for me it did help give the best clouds. Taking slightly slower longer drags is the way to go.
Overall – The tobacco flavors were excellent, some of the best I have tried in an out of the box e cig starter kit, credit must also be given to the menthol. The prices are also very competitive as well at £8.40 per pack and as low as £6.63 if bought in bulk, again these prices do not include the discount code so further savings can be made.
If 15 or 20 packs are purchased together Green Smoke will also include one or two free batteries with your order which is something I don’t see other brands offering.
Green Smoke have 3 starter kits currently available in the UK, each kit basically includes a bit more than the last so it is all dependent on how heavy a smoker you are.
Express Kit – £29.97
Green Smokes Social Smoker starter kit is targeted toward the occasional smoker who won’t need more than the one battery and will most likely take a while to get through one cartridge, remember they are the equivalent to 1-2 packs of cigarettes.
You will receive the following:
- 2 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries
- 5 Cartridges
- 2 Chargers, one wall adapter and one USB
- 1 Manual
Green Smoke Pro Starter Kit – £49.97 (Kit Reviewed)
The basic kit has the addition of an extra battery. The kit includes:
- 3 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries (2 Short and 1 Long)
- 10 Cartomizers
- 2 Chargers, one wall adapter and one USB
- Carry case
- 1 Manual
Green Smoke Love Birds Kit – £84.97
The Love Bird Kit is for couples that smoke. If you have a friend that is considering e-cigs this is the best value starter kit to buy, it is basically the Pro Kit x2 but instead of £49.97 it will cost £42.48 each (£38.24 if discount code is used). Don’t worry, there is no ‘Love Bird’ branding!
The kit includes:
- 6 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries (4 short & 2 long)
- 20 Cartridges available in assorted flavors
- 4 Chargers, two wall adapters and two USB
- 2 Carry Cases
- 2 Manuals
Returns / Warranty
This is where Green Smoke really stands out from the crowd. They are confident in their product and offer a 30 day money back guarantee, no questions asked, if you are not satisfied. Please check their refund policy carefully though as this only applies to starter kits
They also offer a 1 year limited warrant, full details can be found on their website.
Like most electronic cigarette companies Green Smoke plays heavily on the quality of their customer service.
So, I thought I would test out their response times and see both how quick and how helpful they are. I sent them an email claiming I had a problem with my battery not working properly and asked them what I should do.
The took about 8 hours to respond to my email, which considering their customer services are based on a different time zone, in the USA, I thought was pretty good. They also offered me an instant replacement so I was very happy with the response as well.
Overall though, the Green Smoke customer service was great.
Final Green Smoke Review Verdict
This is a solid cig-a-like e cig option, it looks good, the build quality is excellent, vapor volume and flavors stand up-to most pre-filled cartomizer. Although the packaging and product looks great it would be good to see a portable charging case option included in the offer so your batteries can charge whilst on the move.
This could be a deal breaker though so we would recommend taking a look at brands such as V2 Cigs that offer this option.
Final Green Smoke Review Verdict:
The Green Smoke Electronic Cigarette Is a Great Starting Point For New Vapers and Recommended By www.ecigclick.co.uk!