What are the best electronic cigarettes?
The best electronic cigarette for someone who has never ‘vaped’ before is certainly different than the best e cig for someone who has been vaping for a few months or even years.
In other words, there are a few different types of e cigs, therefore to say that just one is the best, is a gross misunderstanding.
However, we’re happy to break down the best electronic cigarettes for the most common recognized categories.
The main types (or categories) of electronic cigarettes as we see them are as followed: disposable, compact, pen and mods. It’s worth noting that the typically device progression of e cig users is the same order.
Throughout this article you’ll find what we think are the top 5 best e cigs in each of the aforementioned categories.
Additionally, we’ve included what we consider to be the best overall e cigs for any level of user.
Warning: you will NOT find fake reviews (yawn) or just random brands/products (blah) here.
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Best E Cigs Overall
What we consider to be the best overall e cigs on the market. Great for newbies & pros alike.
This section is dedicated to what we feel are the 5 Best Overall E Cigs of 2017. While there are a huge amount of great electronic cigarettes available these days, it’s important to point out that not all e cigs are created equally.
The e cig industry is a volatile one. Everyday, new companies are forming, new e cig systems are being built in every category and even new entire categories of vaping are being introduced.
As hard as it is to know what the latest and greatest e cigs are, it’s nevertheless an awesome thing that the industry is constantly innovating and supplying consumers with even better, more effective and more efficient ways of vaping. Our ‘Best E Cig Picks Overall’ are derived from simplicity, aesthetics, performance & price.
V2 Pro Series 7 E Cig
Meet the ‘V2 Pro Series 7’, our current favorite in the V2 Pro Line, more affectionately know as the ‘S7’. Like the V2 Pro Series 3 that we’ve rated so highly in our many e cig reviews, the S7 features a 3 in 1 concept, enabling users to use their choice of e liquid, dry herbs or wax. The V2 Series 7 slaps you in the face with a gigantic 1800 mAh battery and variable temperature settings to customize and fine tune your vaping experience. The S7 e liquid cartridges are also delightfully larger than that of the S3’s, at 2.5 mL compared to 1.6 mL. It’s also worth noting that the S7’s cartridges are naturally easier to fill as they are larger around the top or opening. The S7 comes standard with a USB and wall charger unlike the S3 that only comes with a USB charger. Lastly, perhaps the biggest and obvious difference between the two V2 Pro Vaporizers is their physical appearance. While the S3 is known to be very sleek (a pen style tank system), frankly it’s battery life and overall vaping experience leaves users wanting more. Making the S7 the absolutely perfect solution for those who care equally about vaping performance and sleek, streamlined looks and physical size.
Halo Reactor Mega E Cig
Meet the ‘Halo Reactor Mega’, one of the best all around electronic cigarette options on the market. Most users want something simple, powerful & affordable and the Reactor Mega just happens to be all of those things. Making one of the most perfect options for newcomers to e cigs or those upgrading away from ‘cigalikes’ or disposable options. With it’s 5000 mAh battery & 5 mL e liquid tank, users will have an e cig that not only lasts all day, but performs at a high level all day long. Additionally, the Reactor tank is easy to maintain and simply requires a new easily insertable ‘coil’ every week or two depending on level of usage. One of the reasons the Reactor Mega is so awesome is the fact that it feature easily adjustable power & temperature settings. Which of course means that newbies can turn it down and advanced users can turn it up to get the exact level of vapor their after. To be more specific, the Reactor Mega is adjustable from 1 – 80 vaping watts. If that’s not enough, it also features a ‘Smart’ settings – essentially saving the settings for up to 10 different e liquid tanks. The Reactor Mega is available in 5 different color options.
Vaporfi Rebel 3 E Cig
Meet the ‘Vaporfi Rebel 3’, one of our best e cig picks overall for 2017. The Rebel 3 is of course the third of the Rebel line. The Rebel from Vaporfi has always been a great options for those looking for a solid vaping device that is both fairly priced and high performing. The differences between the Rebel 1, 2 & 3 are quite significant. Past versions of the Rebel (ie 1 & 2) we’re extremely similar to classic pen style vaping devices, with rather small – narrow and long bodies. However, the new and improved Rebel 3 is a much sleeker & shorter device that not only performs fantastically, but is a great physical size and shape to easily fit into your pocket while on the go. Sure the Rebel 3 is slightly ‘girthy’, but hey, it features a respectable 3000 mAh battery and 5.8 mL e liquid tank. In a nutshell, we’d strongly recommend the Vaporfi Rebel 3 for any novice or experienced ‘vapor’ who has a desire for more vapor – more clouds- more throat hit. Additionally, the Rebel 3 tank is very easy to maintain and keep working top notch. Go for the Rebel 3, stock up on atomizers as well as e liquid & vape away. The Rebel 3 is available in a stainless steel or black color.
SMOK Alien E Cig
Meet the ‘SMOK Alien’ brought to you via Direct Vapor. The SMOK Alien is one of the more exciting vaping options released over the past several months. The SMOK Alien is a great option for intermediate and advanced level vapors seeking the latest & greatest in terms of vapor production and frankly overall performance. While there are certainly a number of high performing ‘advanced’ e cigs on the market, most of them are in fact difficult to fine tune or adjust vital settings like temperature, wattage & voltage. Additionally, a lot of advanced e cigs have yet to produce simple and easy to use e liquid tanks. Now, SMOK has been most notorious for it’s amazing and easy to use e liquid tanks over the past several months. Anyone who has frankly used their tanks in the past is incredibly excited that the team @ SMOK finally released an e cig of their own in the Alien. The SMOK Alien represents one of the best e cigs currently on the market but does require a user who’s in fact interested in fine tuning electrical settings. However, it should be dually noted that the SMOK Alien’s UI & UX (User Interface & User Experience) has been designed in a way that certainly sets itself apart from all the rest of the temp controlled e cigs we’ve come across. In essence, the SMOK Alien is a temp controlled e cig that has finally been made simple and or easy to logically adjust (also known as intuitive design). The SMOK Alien features a giant 220 watt – 3000 mAh battery source and is available from Direct Vapor with your option of 3 different e liquid tanks (all solid options – brought to you by SMOK as well). Lastly, the SMOK Alien is available in a number of color options including Orange, Red, Black, Gold, Black & Stainless Steel.
Halo Reactor E Cig
Meet the ‘Halo Reactor E Cig’, one of Halo’s best overall vaping options. For years, users loved Halo’s G6 & Triton options but have been lobbying for more advanced options. Halo finally wised up and essentially got with the times in offering the new Reactor & Tracer electronic cigarettes. The Reactor is very easy to use, is small enough to easily fit into your pocket and is one of the best priced e cigs on the market. It’s 4400 mAh battery produces a ton of vapor and lasts a couple days before needing to be recharged. The Reactor features 50 watts which for 99% of vapors is plenty of power to deliver the throat hit and vapor production they seek. It’s available in 3 different colors and is ready to use out of the box. We recommend stocking up on plenty of e liquid and even a few extra packs of Reactor ‘cartomizers’.
Best E Cig Compacts
The perfect way to make the ‘switch’ to vapor.
Compact e cig systems are perfect for current traditional tobacco smokers who are looking to quit and make the official switch to vapor. Compact e cigs are designed to be extremely similar in size and performance to actual cigarettes and typically function with cartridges that are pre-filled with e liquid.
Halo G6 E Cig
Meet the ‘Halo G6’, one of the best compact e cigs available on the market today. The Halo G6 was in fact the sole reason that we we’re finally able to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes. The G6 for example blows the heavily marketed Blu & Blu Plus offerings out of the water in terms of reliability and performance. The G6 comes with 2 batteries, your choice of 65 mm (180 mAh) or 78 mm (280 mAh) in a huge array of colors. Two things, stock up on as many Tribeca cartomizers (or whatever you discover to be your favorite Halo flavor) as possible and get ready to upgrade to the Halo Tracer or Reactor as you become more familiar with vaping and costs associated with vaping (ie cartomizers vs tanks & atomizers).
V2 EX Series E Cig
Meet the ‘V2 EX Series’, V2’s tried & trusted compact e cig option. The EX Series is not rated #1 on our list because the G6 is ridiculous in price & overall value. However, the quality of the EX Series is undeniable. It’s battery life and dependability is at or near the ‘top of the heap’ and it’s cartridges or cartomizers may very well be the best in the category. The EX Series is an amazing electronic cigarette and probably the most innovative compact option on the market. The EX Standard Kit comes with two 100 mm (280 mAh) batteries and 10 EX Cartridges. Our recommendation, buy the EX Series, but plan on upgrading to the Series 3 or Series 7 after a couple months. This is primarily due to the need for a more long term and cost effective solution.
VERTX Plus E Cig
Meet the ‘VERTX Plus’, brought to you via V2 Cigs. V2 Cigs is frankly one of the best electronic cigarette brands in the industry. Sure, there are pros and cons to each of their products, but overall – there is no other brand that even comes close to the level of innovation that V2 has been rolling out over the past few years. The VERTX line is one of their latest e cig options and is a great option for beginner and novice vapors looking for a sleek, stylish and functional e cig option. The VERTX could easily fall into our ‘best e cig pens’ section, but we love it’s compactness and intuitiveness enough to keep it in fact, in our best compacts. The VERTX & VERTX Plus indeed utilize ‘cartridges’, however it’s worth noting that they are surely refillable. About the only downside to the VERTX option is the fact that V2 still doesn’t have a ready supply of cartridges, it’s been on a 30 day delay for some time now and we’re looking forward to that supply increasing and delivery time dramatically decreasing.
White Cloud Cirrus 3X E Cig
Meet the ‘White Cloud Cirrus 3X’, a truly solid compact e cig option. A relatively new e cig brand, White Cloud E Cig’s features a top quality compact kit in the Cirrus 3x. White Cloud E Cigs is an up and coming brand in the market with very strong prospects. Another great option offered by White Cloud is their ‘Fling Disposables’ (becoming increasingly sought after among disposable e cigs). The Cirrus 3x comes with an abundance of goodies including your choice of 3 different 280 mAh battery finishes (colors) as well as a wide range of 10 cartridge flavors and nicotine strengths. Additionally, the White Cloud Cirrus 3X has recently dropped in price to much more normalized rates. As always, when it comes to compact e cigs or (cig-a-likes) we recommend stocking up on as many cartridges as possible.
Blu Plus E Cig
Meet the ‘Blu Plus’, Blu’s latest attempt at offering a decent electronic cigarette. Now, we’re by no means Blu fan boys, but the new Blu Plus isn’t absolutely terrible. This is of course a bit revolutionary compared to their Blu Cig Rechargeable Kit of old or even their disposable e cigs. Granted, Blu Cigs gets scrutinized more than perhaps any other e cig brand because they were frankly the first real cigarette alternative for long time tobacco smokers. However, it’s been some time since their initial rollout of products and compared to other brands, they’re surely behind. With that being said, Blu Cigs ‘usually’ work and are available at nearly any convenience store in the country. Therefore, Blu Cigs are great for people with no other option or for those who are completely new to e cigs and are fairly light smokers.
*Our criteria for being considered one of the Best E Cig Compact Systems:
Users who primarily rely on compact e cig systems to deliver their favorite e liquid flavor and or nicotine fix are mainly concerned with their similarity to traditional tobacco cigarettes in terms of both looks and performance. Users of compact systems have usually had some luck with disposable e cigs but love the idea of having a more cost effective option. As the user becomes reliant on recharging their compact e cig to fulfill their physical and chemical fix, it becomes apparent that the most important aspect of compact e cigs (outside of sleek & compact looks) is battery life, battery charge time and equally as important, cartridge life and performance. (Cartridges are often times called refills, cartomizers or even flavor chambers.) Like any humble and steadfast e cig review should be, we take size, looks, kit price, monthly usage cost and battery/cartridge performance into account when determining the best e cig compact systems.
Best E Cig Disposables
Great for newbies and or those in a short term pinch.
Disposable e cig systems are a great introduction into the wide world of vapor. For under $20, anyone can test out vapor e cigs to see if it’s something that might work for them in an effort to stop smoking. However, they can get costly over time and it’s highly recommended that you upgrade to either a compact or tank system to save money on refilling.
Fling Disposable E Cig
Meet the ‘White Cloud Fling’, our second favorite disposable e cig option. The White Cloud Fling is available in both ‘Wide Mini’ & ‘Original’ sizes as well as a number of flavor options. One of the best aspects of the White Cloud Fling is it’s ‘Soft Tip’, which in a world of hard plastic mouth pieces, actually greatly distinguishes itself in terms of ‘pleasure to use’. While there are a number of flavor options for those keen on fruit, desert and gourmet based flavors, we strongly prefer the regular Tobacco & Menthol flavors. Additionally, White Cloud Flings are available for purchase online in a variety of quantities such as singles, 5, 10, 25 & 100. Bare in mind, just like the NJOY Daily as mentioned above, you can find significant savings by purchasing via bulk (ie the 100 pack). In terms of choosing between the Wide Mini & Original sizing, we like both options (you can’t go wrong). However, we’ve always been proponents of ‘sleekness’ & ‘small’ e cigs, so we’d steer you in the direction of the Wide Mini for ‘stealth vaping’ on the go.
Blu Disposable E Cig
Meet the ‘Blu Disposable’, one of the most well known e cig options available on the market. Blu has perhaps the best brand name recognition out of all, however, they certainly don’t have the best options in terms of consistent quality. In fact, across the entire Blu Cigs product line we’ve encountered problems. From battery life to vapor production and throat hit, the Blu Plus, Blu Original and Blu Disposable e cigs are not the best available options in their respective categories. However, with that being said, Blu Cigs are literally everywhere. With their multi-national giant corporate investments and marketing footholds, you can find their products on nearly any shelf in America. Our recommendation, when it comes to disposable e cigs, use the NJOY Daily, when it’s not available and you’re in a ‘bind’ give a Blu Disposable a shot, but know that we’ve warned you and we’re happy to continue to point you in the right direction concerning e cigs and vaping systems in general.
WOW Disposable E Cig
Meet the ‘WOW Vapor Disposable’, a rising e cig worthy of your consideration. The WOW Vapor Disposable comes to us as an extension brand via Vapor4life out of Chicago, Illinois. The WOW Vapor Disposable is available in singles, 2 packs, 10 packs & 50 packs. Furthermore, WOW Vapor Disposables are available in 6 different flavors with the most popular of those being tobacco & menthol. Additionally, most disposable e cigs are only available in .9% to 1.6% nicotine by volume. The WOW Disposable however is available in 2.6%. Like the NJOY Daily & White Cloud Fling disposable e cig options available online, we’d recommend purchasing in bulk (ie the 50 pack) to save a tremendous amount of money.
V2 Disposable E Cig
Meet the ‘V2 Disposable’, V2 Cig’s option for newbies out there looking to experience vaping perhaps for the first time. Let’s be honest, V2 is primarily known for their Pro & EX Series e cigs. In years past, their disposable offerings were sub-par at best. However, in recent months, they’ve in fact revamped their lineup. V2 Disposables are available in menthol and tobacco (which we frankly respect as far too many brands offer terrible tasting flavors that users never purchase again). V2 Disposables are available in either 5 packs or 10 packs and are comprised of 1.8% nicotine by volume. If your keen on V2, we’d recommend stocking up on a few 10 packs and getting ready to upgrade to either the coveted Series 3 or Series 7 rechargeable e cig options.
NEwhere Disposable E Cig
Meet the ‘NEwhere Disposable’, our last e cig in this disposable category to make the list. NEwhere in the past, has been known for their range of electronic cigarette options. From hookahs, to starter kits and disposables – they’ve been trying to offer innovative and solid products. However, for those interested, their most innovative and frankly most exciting line of products lies within their e liquid. NEwhere has developed a secondary brand known as ‘Mad Hatter’. Mad Hatter is an e liquid brand focused on delivering the most tasty dessert based flavors. What started with their ‘I Love Donuts’ flavor has quickly fast forwarded into delectable flavors like ‘I Love Taffy’, ‘I Love Cookies’, ‘I Love Popcorn’ & ‘Cream Pop’. Therefore, sure their disposable e cig is a slid option, but we’d encourage you to get a better ‘rechargeable’ e cig and check out their e liquid flavors instead.
*Our criteria for being considered one of the Best E Cig Disposable Systems:
Lets face it, disposables are basically for newbies only, as most disposable e cig users quickly convert to a compact or tank system for the cost savings. However, the importance of the disposable is certain note worthy. In fact, disposables are for most, the introduction to the world of vapor all together. Disposables are perfect for the newcomer to e cigs because they are simply a cheap introduction into what vapor and e cigs are all about. On the other side of the coin, disposables are the most expensive way to vape at roughly $10 per day for the average ~pack-day smoker. Disposables are a great gift idea for that special someone that you’ll be hinting at (literally) to make the switch to a solution that doesn’t stink like traditional tobacco cigarettes. The most important aspects of being considered for the best disposable e cigs is price, availability, throat hit and battery life.
Best E Cig Pens
An efficient and cheap way to ‘get into’ vaping.
Pen e cig systems are perfect for those looking for an affordable way to vape. Each of the pen based e cig systems listed below were added to our list based on overall performance and price. Most ‘pack-a-day’ smokers can expect to go through roughly 30 mL of e liquid per month which typically costs under $50.
Vaporfi Rocket 3 E Cig
Meet the ‘Vaporfi Rocket 3’, one of Vaporfi’s newest electronic cigarettes. The Vaporfi Rocket 3 is a powerful vaping system that happens to actually be very easy to use. The Rocket 3 features a phenomenal 2500 mAh battery to provide powerful and long lasting vapor production each and every day. It also supports a simple and high performing e liquid tank which holds up to 3.5 mL of e liquid. Additionally, the Vaporfi Rebel 3 tank uses what are known as atomizers/coils which easily screw into the tank. It’s also worth noting that they only need to be changed about once every couple of weeks. This in fact means that the overall cost of using the Vaporfi Rocket 3 every month is extremely low. Our recommendation, if you’ve been using compact e cigs and are ready for a more advanced and cost effective option, grab the Vaporfi Rocket 3, a few 5 packs of extra atomizers and as much e liquid as you can.
Halo Cigs Tracer Starter Kit
Meet the ‘Halo Cigs Tracer’, one of Halo’s newest vaping systems to hit the market. The Tracer was released along side of the Reactor in early 2016 and provides a great option for loyal users of the good ‘ole’ Triton to upgrade to. The Tracer features a phenomenally large 2600 mAh battery & a respectable 3.5 mL e liquid tank. Users can expect to get a full day or two out of their Tracer battery and to refill the e liquid tank roughly once every day or two. The biggest difference between the Reactor and Tracer options is the overall size & design of the devices. The Reactor of course features a larger battery, but in turn is a shorter and wider (box style) system compared to the Tracers slightly more sleek cylinder style device. Additionally, while the Tracer’s battery is smaller than the Reactor’s, it’s certainly worth pointing out that it still provides tons of vaping power. The Tracer uses atomizers that are easy to change nearly exactly like that of the Reactor system.
Vaporfi Vice Starter Kit
Meet the ‘Vaporfi Vice’, released along side of the aforementioned Edge vaping system. The Vaporfi Vice is the perfect option for users who are still on the fence about using somewhat advanced level e cig systems but do in fact desire more economical solutions than disposables or rechargeable compact electronic cigarettes. The Vaporfi Vice features a solid 2200 mAh battery which users can expect to easily provide an entire day of usage before needing to be recharged. It also features a 2.5 mL e liquid tank that will need to be filled roughly once per day for the average user. The Vaporfi Vice is great for newcomers to full on vaping devices (rather than compact rechargeable e cigs) because it’s not overly large, is simple to use, is cost effective and is a significant step up from smaller e cigs often used by newbies.
V2 Pro Series 3 Starter Kit
Meet the ‘V2 Pro Series 3’, one of our favorite electronic cigarettes. The V2 Pro Series 3 has been on the market for a little over a year, along side of the Pro Series 7 and provides a solid vaping solution for those looking for a bit of a hybrid. The Series 3 provides the vaping power necessary to fulfill most user’s needs, but is fantastically sleek and compact in design. The Series 3 provides a 650 mAh battery (which will usually last an entire day on full charge) and a slightly smaller 1.6 mL e liquid tank that (for most users) will last an entire day. The Series 3 users unique ‘cartridges’ that usually last about 3-4 weeks before needing to be replaced. The best part about the Series 3 is it’s compact design, the worst part about the Series 3 is the fact that the ‘cartridges’ (which serve as an e liquid tank and atomizer all in one) usually don’t last as long as you’d expect and are often sold out. We’d like to point you in the direction of the Series 7 instead quite frankly.
Vaporfi Custom Build Starter Kit
Meet the ‘Vaporfi Custom Build’, a unique option that Vaporfi has perfected in order to give users the ultimate customization when it comes to purchasing an e cig that’s ‘just right’ for them. Users in fact have the ability to essentially mix and match nearly every Vaporfi product available into one custom designed starter kit. Users are given the ability to first choose the ‘Device’ (which is the e cig housing/device as well as the battery) as well as it’s color, the e liquid tank as well as it’s color or size, the atomizers that correspond to that particular tank and finally the charging components associated with your device. This is an awesome option for users who like ‘mixing and matching’, we’d simply suggest not forgetting to stock up on as much e liquid as possible and enjoying you’re new custom designed electronic cigarette. On a side note, we obvious are huge proponents of any VOX Series when it comes to Vaporfi.
*Our criteria for being considered one of the Best E Cig Tank Systems:
Typically, users who have reached full sized or tank systems know exactly what they want in an e cig system. E cig tank users are all about device performance and cost efficiency. It’s also worth noting that tank users are willing to use a slightly larger device for the enhanced performance and cost savings that tank devices deliver. While many e cig brands are starting to realize the importance of offering real all-day usage systems, certain brands just build better systems. Just because tank users are willing to handle larger e cig devices, does not mean that they don’t care about sleek or streamlined looks. In addition to tidy looking and efficient tank devices, we also take into account overall price, modification ability and included accessories.
Best E Cig MOD Picks of 2017 by Vapestaff
The ultimate e cigs in terms of performance and customization.
Tired of dealing with typical rechargeable e cigs and vaping systems that never seem to be able to provide you with the battery life, customization or overall performance that you’re after? Consider pulling the trigger on an E Cig MOD!
MOD E Cigs are built to be better than typical rechargeable e cigs on every single level. MOD E Cigs are more expensive than your average rechargeable tank or compact e cig but are worth every penny. In fact, in the long run, by purchasing a MOD E Cig, you can save money from it’s efficiency and overall quality. Too many other e cig batteries and other components fail after a short amount of time. When you start talking about MOD E Cigs, you talking about top quality parts inside and out. MOD E Cigs are relatively new to the industry but are beginning to emerge as small brands focus solely on providing quality vaping systems. On a side note, most MOD systems require users to have an existing knowledge of ‘coil building’ or at least the urge to learn as well as basic electronics.
AR Mechanical MOD
Say hello to my little friend, the ‘AR Mechanical MOD‘ by Vapor Hub and Tach Mods USA. This mechanical mod e cig system is down right beautiful from a man’s perspective. If you have in fact used other standard rechargeable tank or compact systems and are left wanting more from your vaping experience, look no further. The AR Mechanical MOD is available in a wide array of colors and finishing as well as a number of different sizes. It’s on the higher end of most user’s vaping budgets, but actually delivers mind blowing amounts of vapor with the energy to actually give you a kick from your favorite e liquid. AR MODS are not for newbies and do require you to be fairly savvy when it comes to the general workings of e cigs. However, with a little extra money and a little extra time spent on figuring out the necessary components and workings of a true MOD system, you’ll be a walking vape factory.
Limitless Sleeve MOD
Not satisfied? Give the ‘Limitless Sleeve MOD‘ by Vapor Hub and the Limitless MOD Company a shot. The Limitless Sleeve MOD is of course notorious for it’s ‘sleeve’s’ (giving the user the ability to swap out different sleeve colors and or materials such as aluminum or wood), making this mechanical mod desirable for those who like to change ‘things’ up every now and then. Starting at only $99 (& recently dropping in price), the Limitless Sleeve MOD gives those new to e cig mods, a descent entry point into the world of mods from an economical standpoint. Limitless Sleeve Mods are available in a wide array of colors as well as copper, aluminum, brass & even gold plated fittings. It delivers plenty of battery life as well as vapor production and differs from the AR MOD by being slightly more sleek and less in your face bold. If you do opt for the Limitless Sleeve MOD, be sure to throw a few extra sleeves of different colors in your shopping cart, or your just doing everything wrong.
FBT Uptown MOD
What in the world does ‘FTB’ stand for? You guessed it right, it stands for FU CKBI GTOBA CCO. A sort of agreeing to disagree label created by the designers about the tobacco industry. The ‘FTB Uptown MOD’ is a mechanical e cig systems brought to us by Henley Vape out of New York, New York. Regardless of the pro vaping messaging that we all tend to agree with, the FTB Uptown is a finely tuned and crafted mod that we’re happy to add to our list of the best mod e cigs. It is priced at a healthy $190 but is also available in a FTB Downtown version which costs slightly less at $165. However, both versions deliver phenomenal looks, design and functionality. The only differences that we can see in the two models is a few of the actual components. They are both made of stainless steel with copper firing pins and the powerful 18650 battery. Perhaps the differences in the models is shear age. The newer Uptown version for example most likely is made from newer styles of parts, designed to be slightly more efficient. It’s also worth noting that both versions also offer a full lifetime warranty, which is certainly nice to see from an e cig brand/company. It’s also worth pointing out that both of these Henley MODS are crafted right here in the United States.
Smok Treebox MOD
Meet the Smok Treebox MOD, one of the newest MODs to hit our list of the best available. The Treebox MOD features a elegant dark hardwood design and a powerful 75 watt 2500 mAh battery. Perhaps the most important aspect of the Treebox MOD’s is it’s impressive Smok TFV4 Sub-ohm e liquid tank. It’s 3.8 mL by volume and is available to use with either triple sub ohm or quadruple sub ohm coils/atomizers. The Treebox MOD electronic cigarette system that we’re bringing to your attention via Direct Vapor is actually titled the Vape Connoisseur Bundle. It literally comes with everything users need out of the ‘box’ including one of our favorite e liquids, the Ripe Vape’s VCT Private Reserve. The Treebox MOD is the perfect option for those users out there who have an eye for craftsmanship, uniqueness and overall vaping power. Our recommendation, stock up on as many TFV4 coils/atomizers and e liquid as possible, sit back and experience the flavor of your favorite e liquids like you’ve never experience before.
iPV 5 MOD
Meet the iPV 5, one of the most anticipated MOD e cigs to hit the market of all time. The iPV 5 is an extremely advanced MOD electronic cigarette offering a truly ridiculous 200 watts of vaping power via it’s perfected SX330-200 chipset & 5000 mAh combined battery power. We’re indeed referencing the Pioneer4You IPV 5 Bundle available at DirectVapor. In addition to the phenomenal device itself, users are given the option of choosing between 3 different yet fantastic e liquid tanks, each with their own pluses and minuses. Those 3 tanks are the Smok TFV4 Sub-ohm Single Tank, the Crown Subtank by Uwell and the Herakles Plus Tank by Sense, each offering some of the latest innovations and technologies in the vaping industry. What we recommend: opt for the Smok TFV4, it’s easy to use and we’ve personally just had great experiences with using it (plus there’s no additional fee for selecting this option). As always, don’t forget to stock up on coils/atomizers and e liquids.
Vaporfi VOX 100 TC MOD Starter Kit
Meet the ‘Vaporfi VOX 100 TC MOD’, one of the newest electronic vaping systems to hit the market. The 100 TC MOD is in fact that latest in Vaporfi’s ‘VOX’ line which was formally comprised of the VOX 50, VOX II, VOX Mini & VOX TC MODs. The most important thing that we’d like to make clear concerning the entire Vaporfi VOX series, is that while they’re considered ‘advanced’ electronic cigarettes, they’re still incredibly easy to use. While advanced users have a ton of options to customize their vaping experience with the VOX 100 TC, inexperienced users have the ability to take the simple route with the vSix tank option for example. Additionally, it’s worth pointing out that the VOX 100 TC MOD is nicely sized, meaning that it can easily fit into your pocket and used while on the go. Our pictures might show the device as being particular large and we just wanted to ensure you that it’s not some enormous vaporizer box. Lastly, the VOX 100 TC MODs name appeals to it’s 100 watts & temperature control.
Vaporfi VOX Mini MOD Starter Kit
Meet the ‘Vaporfi VOX Mini MOD’, all the advanced options common with the VOX Series, in a smaller, more manageable and overall sleek design. For those who have been checking out the VOX lineup for awhile but haven’t pulled the trigger due to price or frankly being intimidated by new advanced e cigs, the VOX Mini was 100% built for you. The VOX Mini features a plentiful 2500 mAh battery which will easily last an entire day of standard usage. In a nutshell, the VOX Mini is fairly priced, is simple to use and will take many novice vapors to the next level of experiencing vapor flavors. However, the number one reason for opting for the VOX Mini, is of course, it’s overall size. We’ve been huge advocated of e cigs that take compact size seriously, there is nothing worse than having an incredible e cig and not feeling comfortable using it in public.
Kangertech KBOX 200 MOD Starter Kit
Meet the ‘Kangertech KBOX 200’, one of the newest versions of the KBOX Series. First things first, Kangertech has quickly become one of the most popular electronic cigarettes on the market. The reasons for this are many, but can essentially be broken down into the facts that the KBOX Series offers attractive, high performing and easy to use devices. The Kangertech KBOX 200 features an enormous 200 watts and 5000 mAh battery, essentially naming it king of the hill in terms of overall power and overall battery life. Users who opt for the KBOX 200 can expect to charge their unit about once every 3 or 4 days (with standard use) and clouds of vapor that may indeed blot out the sun. The KBOX 200 comes in 3 different colors and 4 different e liquid tank options. While each tank options has it’s own pros and cons, our preferred setup is the Smok TFV4 Sub Ohm tank. Lastly, while the Kangertech KBOX 200 offers incredible vaping power, it’s worth noting that it’s still very easy to use. Just be sure to stock up on plenty of e liquid and spare Smok TFV4 atomizers/coils.
Best E Liquid Brand & Flavor Picks of 2017 by Vapestaff
Just a few of our preferred e liquid brands & flavors.
The brand and flavor of e liquid that you choose is perhaps just as important as which e cig system or device you use. Thus, we have compiled what we think are the top 5 best e liquid flavors of 2017 for your consideration. Keep in mind that our basis for appearing on this list includes factors such as taste, throat hit, vapor production, price, availability, aftertaste and even packaging (a good look is never a bad thing).
It should be doubly mentioned that this list is centered around all-day-vape types of e liquid. While we do venture off into the jungle of fruity blends every now and then, our mainstay is tobacco based e liquids or at the very least, blends that have great combinations of light yet sweet tones while holding a medium to strong and satisfying throat hit. We think it’s the only reasonable thing to promote considering the fact that most long time traditional tobacco smokers need every reason possible to make the official switch to vapor and stay there.
Halo Cigs & Tribeca E Liquid
Our number one pick for the best e liquid of 2017 is ‘Tribeca’ by Halo Cigs. If you’re new to electronic cigarettes, it is imperative that you purchase a great e liquid in which you can vape all day with and Tribeca is that e liquid. Tribeca provides a light tobacco flavor in that it is not too sweet and not too bitter, it’s in fact a perfect mixture of caramel, vanilla and light tobacco tones that provides a smooth throat hit. Unlike many other traditional tobacco e liquid flavors, Tribeca doesn’t ‘bite’ the back of your throat but simply and smoothly grazes it, allowing you to be satisfied with your nicotine intake and to essentially vape all day. When you’re vaping with Tribeca, you’ll notice not only a smooth throat hit, but light tones of caramel (almost too light to detect) and an aroma of very light caramel smells that makes this e liquid flavor one of our all time favorites. Tribeca by Halo Cigs is available in 2 different sizes including a 7 mL bottle size for $5.99 and a 30 mL bottle size for $19.99. Like all Halo Cigs e liquid, Tribeca is also available in 5 different nicotine percentage options including 0%, .6%, 1.2%, 1.8% and 2.4%. We happen to be big fans of the 2.4% nicotine option and the 30 mL bottle size. I was personally a pack-a-day smoker and typically only consume roughly one 30 mL bottle of Tribeca per month when using my V2 Pro Series 7.
Halo Cigs manufactures their own e liquid in their two facilities located in Pompton Plains New Jersey and Gainesville Florida. Halo Cigs is well known for adhering to strict quality standards to ensure every single bottle shipped is top notch in terms of both performance and taste complexity via pure and trusted ingredients.
Five Pawns & Black Flag Risen E Liquid
‘Black Flag Risen’ is the latest concoction out of the genius labs of Five Pawns. Okay, we don’t often (who am I kidding), we never venture away from classic tobacco flavors when it comes to e liquid. However, Five Pawns out of California is producing some of the best e liquid I’ve ever tasted in my 3 years of vaping. The truth is, their e liquids are priced relatively high so their quality and flavors should be amazing and they are. Black Flag Risen has recently been released and is basically sold out everywhere because people can’t get enough of it. If a decaffeinated cappuccino infused with a light truffle cream, accentuated with mocha dusted black walnut doesn’t sound good to you, we understand. However, I think for the large majority of you it sounds amazing and it is. I wouldn’t say this to my co-workers, but I’ve recently began embracing different flavors in different parts of the day like some do with cigars for example. Good decision or not, I’m finding myself craving Black Flag Risen in the morning with my cup of coffee. It doesn’t blow you away with it’s throat hit, but the complexity and timeliness that each tones comes to and leaves your palette is unreal. If you find yourself a fan of Black Flag Risen, feel free to bask in the glory that is most of the rest of their e liquid line as well. Black Flag Risen is available in 0%, .3%, .6%, 1.2% and 1.8% nicotine levels and comes in 15 mL and 30 mL bottles (when it isn’t sold out).
Binary & POW E Liquid
Meet POW, a Binary e liquid flavor, that happens to be one of our favorite fruit based flavors on the market. The POW flavor profile is a delightfully refreshing blend of pomegranate, watermelon, marshmallow and a secret ingredient giving users a fruity, yet fluffy and irresistible flavor. POW has a rather unique PG/VG ration of 73/27, providing literally the perfect balance of throat hit and vapor production. Binary e liquids has been around for a couple of years and provides in all, some of our favorite e liquids that we use week in and week out. With so much competition in the e liquid market, we’ve been leaning towards brands that focus on producing and marketing a select few of extremely quality e liquid flavors. This is of course compared to e liquid brands that literally offer every single flavor they can dream up, which results in hundreds of flavor options with none of them being truly great. One of our favorite ingredients that we’ve recently discovered in e liquids is marshmallow. Granted too much of anything is usually a bad thing, so we bring it to your attention with the idea in mind that we love e liquid with ‘hints’ of marshmallow in mind. There’s just something about the light, slightly sweet and fluffy profile of marshmallow that makes some good e liquids, absolutely amazing. Our recommendation: stock up on as much POW e liquid as possible as well as frankly the entire Binary line.
Quartet & Blacknote E Liquid
Meet Quartet by Blacknote E Liquids. First off, Blacknote features only 100% tobacco based flavors. This is in comparison to nearly every single other e liquid brand that typically features only 1 or 2 tobacco based flavors. Furthermore, Blacknote e liquids are 100% natural extracted tobacco flavors (there the only e liquid brand on the market doing this). Blacknote takes a tremendous amount of pride in every single tobacco flavor they offer. Now, Quartet has just recently been released and will only be available for a limited time due to it’s unique Syrian Latakia blend of tobacco and it’s availability. User’s can expect a spicy, peppery and smokey blend of notes and aromas when vaping with Quartet. We’d strongly urge long time tobacco smokers towards Quartet and perhaps more importantly to Blacknote e liquids in general. Again, Quartet is a Latakia tobacco blend and is available in 0 mg, 3 mg and 6 mg of nicotine (by volume). It’s strictly available in 30 mL bottles and weighs in at a steep $39.00 price (again due to it’s limited availability). For some users, Quartet will be too strong or overpowering, for others, this type of bold tobacco flavor is exactly what they’ve been searching for in e liquids. On a side note, if you personally enjoy a good pipe or simply love the aroma pipes offer, consider this the vapor version of just that.
NJOY Artist Collection & Hedon’s Bite E Liquid
Meet Hedon’s Bite, one of our favorite e liquid flavors in the Artist Collection by NJOY lineup. First off, the entire Artist Collection Series of e liquids are worth your time and attention. As we often say, with so many different e liquid flavors to choose from it’s often times hard to find one’s that are truly great or unique and give you the desire to use them and re-order them time after time. The Artist Collection (inspired by NJOY) consists of 5 perfectly developed fruit based e liquid flavors. Hedon’s Bite’s flavor profile consists of Tart Green Apple, Sweet Pink Apple, Dark Caramel and Honeydew Melon. It’s strictly available in 30 mL bottles (don’t worry, you’ll want as much as you can get) and is in fact available in 0 mg, 3 mg, 6 mg, 12 mg & 18 mg nicotine by volume. Additionally, it’s PG/VG ration is 60/40, allowing for plenty of vapor production and proper throat hit. Okay, all technicalities aside, Hedon’s Bite to us, tastes almost exactly like those ‘Green Apple Caramel Suckers or Lollipops’ we’ve all known and loved. Despite what many of you may think, Hedon’s Bite in our opinion qualifies as an ‘all day vape’. However, we do have a number of other e liquids that we’ve come to know and love as well, thus Hedon’s Bite usually makes it into our rotation about 1 full week out of every month. Our recommendation, purchase the NJOY Artist Collection ‘Gift Box’, which includes all 5 amazing flavors. One thing is for certain, you’ll either like or love every single flavor and learn to respect even fruit based flavors.