What are the best e cigs?
The best e cigs for consumers who has never ‘vaped’ before are certainly different than the best e cigs for consumers 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. (Different strokes for different folks as they say.)
However, we’re happy to break down the best e cigs for the most common types of vaporizers.
While we’re quite well versed in identifying the best e cigs in the market, we’ve also put together an e cig comparison table. For those of you who prefer a more statistical or analytic approach in considering which e cig to buy, this is a great place to compare and contrast some of the top e cigs available.
Warning: you will NOT find fake reviews (yawn) or just random brands/products (blah) here.
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V2 Pro Series 7 E Cig
Meet the V2 Pro Series 7 (#1 of our best e cigs overall), 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. The S7 is the absolutely perfect solution for those who care equally about vaping performance and sleek, streamlined looks and physical size. Making the S7 our number 1 rated out of our best e cigs overall.
Halo Reactor Mega E Cig
Meet the Halo Reactor Mega (#2 of our best e cigs overall), 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. Making the Reactor Mega our number 2 rated out of our best e cigs overall.
Vaporfi Rebel 3 E Cig
Meet the Vaporfi Rebel 3 (#3 of our best e cigs overall), 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. Making the Rebel 3 our number 3 rated out of our best e cigs overall.
SMOK Alien E Cig
Meet the SMOK Alien (#4 of our best e cigs overall) 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. Making the SMOK Alien our number 4 rated out of our best e cigs overall.
Halo Reactor E Cig
Meet the Halo Reactor E Cig (#5 of our best e cigs overall), 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’. Making the Reactor our number 5 rated out of our best e cigs overall.
Halo G6 E Cig
Meet the Halo G6 (#1 of our best e cigs compact options), 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). Making the G6 our number 1 rated out of our best e cigs compact options.
V2 EX Series E Cig
Meet the V2 EX Series (#2 of our best e cigs compact options), 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. Making the EX Series our number 2 rated out of our best e cigs compact options.
White Cloud Cirrus 3X E Cig
Meet the White Cloud Cirrus 3X (#3 of our best e cigs compact options), 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. Making the 3X our number 4 rated out of our best e cigs compact options.
Fling Disposable E Cig
Meet the White Cloud Fling (#1 of our best e cigs disposable options), 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. Making the Fling our number 1 rated out of our best e cigs disposable options.
Vaporfi Rocket 3 E Cig
Meet the Vaporfi Rocket 3 (#1 of our best e cigs pen options), 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. Making the Rocket 3 our number 1 rated out of our best e cigs pen options.
|Best E Cigs||Experience Level||Price||Battery mAh||Tank Size|
|V2 Series 7||Intermediate, Advanced||$129||1800 mAh||2.4 mL|
|Reactor Mega||Intermediate, Advanced||$75||5000 mAh||5 mL|
|Rebel 3||Intermediate, Advanced||$69||3000 mAh||5.8 mL|
|SMOK Alien||Advanced||$69||3000 mAh||6 mL|
|Reactor||Beginner, Intermediate||$60||4400 mAh||5 mL|
|G6||Beginner||$35||280 mAh||1 mL|
|V2 EX Series||Beginner||$59||280 mAh||1.5 mL|
|Cirrus 3X||Beginner||$89||280 mAh||1.5 mL|
|Fling Disposable||Beginner||$12||90 mAh||3 mL|
|Rocket 3||Beginner, Intermediate||$49||2500 mAh||3.5 mL|
Best E Cigs Buying Advice
Best E Cigs Battery Life
The battery life of electronic cigarettes is one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing anew. In fact, the absolute worse thing that can happen when having an e cig is having a dead battery when you need it the most. Now, lucky for all those new to vaping, the proverbial e cig battery curve is much farther along than it was just a few short years ago. In other words, most modern e cig batteries and e cig systems as a whole have advanced enough to satisfy even the heaviest of vapors out there. However, the importance of choosing an e cig that has the battery life necessary to meet your needs is still crucial none the less. Which is of course why each of our best e cigs listed above has stellar battery life.
As noted above, when it comes to the best ecigs (rechargeable & tank based), battery duration is a minimum of 12 hours all the way up to 48 hours on a full charge. For those completely new to vaping and perhaps considering a ‘cig-a-like’ setup (those that most closely mimic the size and look of traditional cigarettes) know that the battery duration for these types of e cigarettes is going to be considerably shorter than most modern day tank based systems, we’re talking 2 – 6 hours maximum on a full charge – even for the best e cigs. This is frankly because these designs are smaller, sleeker and utilize cartridges or what are known as cartomizers as opposed to bulkier tank based setups.
Lastly, when it comes to very best e cigs / advanced vaping equipment or vaporizers – battery life becomes a thing of the past. You’ll have enough battery to power the space station in some cases and you’ll begin exploring things like ohms, wattage and volts.
A solid rule of thumb to measure battery life is ‘mAh’. Typically the higher the mAh, the more life you’ll get from your e cig battery. Keep in mind however that a 1200 – 1800 mAh is going to be absolutely plenty for the vast majority of users.
Best E Liquid Tanks
E liquid tanks are perhaps the biggest differentiator when considering which e cig to purchase. Much like the device itself, how it’s designed and programmed, e liquid tanks can be both incredibly simple and quite complex.
However, we’re reaching a point in the electronic cigarette industry where most e liquid tanks are being designed in an intuitive manner. In other words, as e cig technology continues to get better, manufacturers are learning the importance of designing e cigs and their tanks in a way that makes them simple or easy to use and maintain.
A few of the most important aspects related to e liquid tanks are: e liquid capacity, leak proofing and cost of replacing coil heads or atomizers (which we get into more detail about below). The truth is, some e liquid tanks are flat out tricky to setup and maintain while others are as cut & dry as it gets. Just bare in mind that if you’re opting for a more advanced e cig, most likely it’s going to entail a bit of trial and error in terms of fine-tuning and understanding (especially as it pertains to sub ohm vaping).
Best E Cigs Size, Type & Style
The e cig industry has evolved by leaps and bounds over the past several ears, however it’s still in it’s relative infancy. In other words, the ultimate goal is sleek, powerful & intuitive but we just happened to be confined to the rate at which traditional tobacco smokers are making the switch to vapor as well as the pace at which businesses put capital fourth, which in a free market (over time) naturally leads to innovation – making the current best e cigs – at some point – the past best e cigs.
With all that being said, there is indeed a wide range of considerable best e cigs on the market for every different type or experience level of user. Just know that as it currently stands, there are very few who nock it out of the proverbial park in terms of overall performance as well as aesthetics. The V2 Pro Series 7 is certainly one that would fall into that best e cigs category if you’re curious.
That isn’t to say that all e cigs are unappealing in terms of overall looks and size, it’s simply to say that there are basically only a few types of e cig designs on the market and they happy to usually be either tiny and somewhat lacking in performance or massive with great performance. With the V2 Pro Series 7 being sort of a hybrid model that’s somewhere in between. The main point of this section is to let you know where we currently are in terms of best e cigs size, design and style and in fact where we’re going.
Think of the evolution of mobile or cell phone design and innovation. They started out like giant bricks or boat anchors frankly and over time evolved into modern, sleek and intuitive pieces of hardware. We believe the same is going to be eventually said about the evolution of electronic cigarettes – their size, functionality and aesthetics – redefining what the term best e cigs means all together.
Best E Cigs Atomizer/Coil Heads
Do not be scared aware from tank based e cigs that utilize an e liquid tank system. There is a whole other world of customizing coil setups/builds that we could frankly write an entire page about, but this section is not that sort of information. This section is to help newbies and vape novices understand how much more performance they can get when upgrading to a tank based system rather than continuing to try and operate a ‘cig-a-like’ or typical rechargeable compact e cigarette.
When we refer to ‘atomizers or coil heads, we’re referring to a simple screw in part of most tank based e cigs. This part typically comes in packs of 5 and is relatively cheap. However, it’s imperative that you understand that any tank based e cig that utilizes screw in atomizers or coil heads will need to be replaced every week or so depending on use.
A great rule of thumb when buying an e cig is to verify that you have a source to keep a steady supply of the exact atomizer/coil head that is required for that particular tank. Most e cig companies, especially those that we promote, all allow you to purchase extra atomizers and coil heads directly from their website. In most cases, these ‘extras’ can be found on the ‘related products’ section of individual product pages.
Again, just bare in mind that replacing these atomizers/coil heads is extremely easy to do and keeps your vaping fresh and your system in top top shape.
On a side note, ‘cig-a-like’ style e cigarettes typically use what are known as ‘cartomizers’. Which are essentially cartridges with built in atomizers that are not replaceable. In other words, once the cartridge has run dry, it’s thrown away and a new one is attached. Also note that this is a much more expensive way to vape as compared to a tank based system where atomizers/coil heads can simply be swapped out.
Best E Cigs Everyday Vape
What we consider to be the best overall e cigs on the market. Great for newbies & pros alike.
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 everyday vape e cigs are derived from simplicity, aesthetics, performance & price.
Best E Cigs Compact Style
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. The best compact style 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.
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 Cigs Disposable Style
Great for newbies and or those in a short term pinch.
The best disposable e cigs 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.
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 Cigs Pen Style
An efficient and cheap way to ‘get into’ vaping.
The best pen e cigs 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.
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 Cigs MODs Style
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 what are known as the best mod e cigs.
E Cig MODs are built to be better than typical rechargeable e cigs on every single level. E Cig MODs 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 an E Cig MOD, 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 MODs, you’re talking about top quality parts inside and out. MODs 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 E Cig MODs require users to have an existing knowledge of e liquid tanks & basic leakage troubleshooting or at least the urge to learn as well as basic electronics.