We first came across Volcano e cigarettes a couple of years ago but as they were a US (Hawaii based) brand we decided to leave carrying out a review due to the possible costs with shipping and customs duties to get the product into the UK.

Volcano Electronic Cigarettes Arrive In Europe

So we were exited to find out that Volcano have branched out to supply their product to their European brothers and sisters!

For this vape pen review we received the Volcano Inferno kit and for the purpose of full disclosure we did receive this free of charge, as usual this will not effect our review of the product and all views are my own!

In The Box / Presentation

volcano electronic cigarette reviewThe Volcano Inferno comes in a very tidy, nicely branded presentation box.

In the packaging you will find:

2 Batteries (one 650 mAh & one 900 mAh)
1 Tube Tank with cartomiser & drip tip
5 Spare cartomisers
1 15ml bottle of e-liquid
1 Tube sock
1 Wall charger
1 USB charger


The Inferno starter kit comes with 2 manual batteries, one 3.7v 650 mAh and one 900 mAh.

The batteries are available in 5 different colour ways, black, silver, red, blue and pink so they are definitely looking at providing electronic cigarettes that suits the individual user.

We were sent the silver kit and I have to say it looks great, the batteries come in a smooth metallic finish with a raised snow drop type print at the top that gives a good area to grip.

volcano inferno batteries

The bottom of the battery has a screw cap that conceals the USB connection for charging purposes and there are also a couple of other nicely applied bits of branding that blend in well without being too in your face.

volcano inferno reviewSo it’s safe to say I am impressed with the quality and appearance of the Inferno but what about the performance?

The manual battery has the useful on\off function that is becoming pretty much standard with these types of battery. Five button presses to turn off and five more to turn back on. This works as well as would be expected.

The battery itself performed very well and help provide a nice smooth draw. As can be expected from both the batteries the amount of vaping time I was getting was also very good with the 650 mAh lasting me about around 6-7 hours and the 900 mAh was getting me through about 9.5 hours.

Now I’m not a heavy vaper by any means, more a moderate user, so for those that class themselves as heavy or for the chain vapers out there this is going to change (obviously).

volcano inferno charging portCharging the batteries is a simple affair, pop the screw cap off the end of the battery, plug the USB lead into the end and connect to a USB port.

This is where the Inferno differs slightly from the likes of the JAC Vapour Series S17 and ROK Star in that you can actually continue to vape the device whilst charging so there is no excuse to reach out for that pack of cigs you have stuffed at the back of your draw for emergencies!

Overall 5/5- The batteries not only look good but also perform very well, even the heaviest vaper should get a full day vaping using both batteries. Other highlights include the standard on\off function and the ability to vape whilst charging the battery.

Vapour/Flavour/Tube Tank Setup

Volcano offer a 15ml bottle of e-liquid (or as they call it V-Liquid) with the Inferno Starter Kit.

You do get a choice as well so you aren’t just stuck with a standard tobacco flavour, their are 15 different flavours each available in either 0mg, 8mg, 16mg or 24mg nicotine strength. For this particular review we used the Tobacco Pure full flavoured (16mg) e-liquid which is made with actual tobacco leaves in a concentrate form.

As we all know e-liquid tastes vary from person to person and I had heard a lot of good review on this particular e-liquid over on the US Volcano website but for me the Tobacco Pure flavour was just OK, it’s not ‘un-vapeable’ by any means but it isn’t going to be one I will be using as my all day vape vape juice.

As far as vapour volume goes there was no problem here.

Tube Tank Setup

volcano tube tankThe inferno comes with the Tube Tank which differs from the Clear Tank that I have used with the Jacvapour VGO or the ROK Star which uses an atomiser and e-liquid chamber.

The Tube Tank is basically a 1.5ohm dual coil cartomiser that sits within the clear tank.

You fill the cartomiser as you would normally and pull this out of the tank slightly to allow you to fill the tank.

The e-liquid in the tube feeds through a small hole at the bottom of the cartomiser keeping the material inside saturated. Once the Tube Tank is 3/4 full the cartomiser is then pushed up so as to seal the tank and the mouthpiece is pushed into the cartomiser. Last but not least the whole thing is screwed into the battery!

If you haven’t used a setup like this before it is less complicated than I have probably made it out to be!

inferno tube tankWhen the supplied the tube sock is placed in between the battery and the tube tank you end up with a good looking e cig. There was a slight issue I found with the complete setup, it didn’t feel completely solid and there was slight movement from the Tube Tank.

Now one thing not to do here is try and tighten the cartomiser into the battery too much, yup I made this mistake and I had to dismantle the whole Tube tank just to unscrew the cartomiser.

This, I have to say, was completely my own fault as Volcano do advise not to over tighten the cartomiser! The best thing to do here is screw the cartomiser in using the mouthpiece as this won’t let you over tighten like I did.

Overall 3.5/5- The Pure Tobacco flavour for me was just OK and despite the initial Tube Tank setup being a little fiddly and having a bit of movement when screwed into the battery it all worked very well.

Fina Verdict

There is not a lot wrong with the Volcano Inferno, it looks great, it has a quality feel to it and most importantly it performs very well.

There are a couple of things I wasn’t so keen on, first being the Pure Tobacco e-liquid.

While it was definitely vapeable it just didn’t do it for me and second I sometimes felt that there was a bit of movement with the Tube Tank when it was connected to the battery.

Neither of these would put me off recommending the product though.

The inferno would suit any level of e cig user and will ensure heavy vapers have enough battery power to see them through the day.

If you are have been searching for an e cigarette with a bigger capacity EGO type battery be sure to check out our V2 Pro Series 3 and Jacvapour Series S17 reviews for other options to compare.

Jonny - Ecigclick

As the founder of Ecigclick, I've been vaping since 2010 and been cigarette free ever since. Ecigclick began with the aim to simplify & help smokers make an informed decision to make the switch to vaping. The Ecigclick team have personally tried and tested over 2000 products over the past 12 years. If you need help getting started vaping or just want to say hi then please feel free to get in touch. The team and I will help where we can!

As the founder of Ecigclick, I've been vaping since 2010 and been cigarette free ever since. Ecigclick began with the aim to simplify & help smokers make an informed decision to make the switch to vaping. The Ecigclick team have personally tried and tested over 2000 products over the past 12 years. If you need help getting started vaping or just want to say hi then please feel free to get in touch. The team and I will help where we can!


  1. My first time for trying out liquid, as opposed to ready filled cartomizers, I now get a consistent flavour, as I previously found that cartomizers were unpredictable, often with no flavour, (and filled in China, without proper quality control?). This Inferno product arrived only a day ago from local UK distributor and made in the US. It arrived very quickly within a day of ordering online without any postage charge! (So the Customer Sevice department are doing a great job!).
    I love the expensive looking design and top quality materials have been used. I love the idea of including TWO batteries in this starter pack, as they both quickly charged up, & the larger battery is still going strong, not used the ready charged up smaller battery yet.
    Everything slotted together perfectly from the very clear illustrated instruction book provided (no loose or wobbly parts as described in previous review, as above.)
    I’m looking forward to making regular orders of the huge range of all the different liquid flavours they offer, to see which I prefer, as the prices seem very reasonable, and each bottle witll probably last for ages, judging by my experience of only needing to use a very small amount each refill.

    I personally enjoy vaping, with no intentions of ever smoking tobacco again.

  2. As someone who has been using e-cigarettes for about a year (starting with a nicolite cigarette replica device then onto a cheap ibreathe e-go device), this is a natural progression for me to get more out of vaping. I was attracted to the inferno because of its bottom coil and sleeve design; I was getting tired of buying clearomizers that were either duds or poor quality. Also, the simple instruction videos on the Volcano website were very reassuring, although the webite doesn’t work very well on mobile. The packaging is very good, and the device is beautifully designed. You get two batteries, the tank, charging equipment, a 15ml bottle of liquid, 3 replacement coils, a carry pouch and a good handbook for £50. Using the device is simple, and the performance is exellent. I would recomend this e-cigarette to those who are looking to graduate from a cheap starter device and onto something better. The Inferno is good value, good looking and performs a lot better than many other devices in the same price range. Well done Volcano.


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