V2 Standard Starter Kit Review
Cigarette smokers wanting to move into an electronic cigarette should consider the V2 ecig. It rated quite high with our review staff because of the quality and accessories that come with it. Once you use your V2 cig, you will surely not go back to regular tobacco cigarettes. For those wanting more control, V2 cigs also offers two battery styles, manual and automatic. Choose your favorite eLiquid flavor and start vaping! With this brand of electronic cigarettes, you should be as pleased as we were with its design and performance. Now on the review!
V2 offers the best of both worlds when it comes to batteries. Automatic batteries which work with every puff, and the manual battery that you have to push the button to activate. Their automatic batteries are quick to respond; awaiting the time you inhale and automatically turns on the atomizer to create a fine vapor. The more you puff the thicker the vapor production. Manual batteries have a switch on the side to activate. Manual batteries are preferred by many since you have more control over the vapor production. You simply depress the switch on the ecig and the atomizer creates the vapor to inhale. With a manual battery you can hold it down longer before you inhale, thus the extra control for thicker vapor.
I like the manual battery because it offers a thicker vapor which I can control by holding in the button longer. The flavors are also a bit more dominate when you use a manual battery because you have a more concentrated vapor which also includes the flavoring. While a manual ecig puts more demand on the battery, the overall life of the V2 battery held up very nicely. It was impressive and better than most other ecigs that I have had the pleasure of testing.
According to the V2 website, a fully charged battery can give about five hours of heavy use. For the social smokers, you can go maybe even a week without recharging if the device is only lightly used. Your smoking style and habits will affect the performance and duration of the battery. With any ecig system it is always wise to have a battery on charge while one is being used.
A standard battery offers around 250 puffs and their extra long battery provides close to 450 puffs. You can expect the manual batteries to last about 5-10% less depending on your personal use.
The switch on the manual battery had a good solid feel to it. During use that little switch is going to be pressed hundreds of times as you enjoy your ecig. V2 made sure that their battery and the switch are high quality and will last.
One of the things we liked about the V2 cartridges and eLiquids is the fact they test every batch and provide those results to their customers. They spare no expense when it comes to product quality and safety. V2 makes it public what ingredients are in their nicotine cartridges and liquids. All packages are labeled properly and have expiration dates. This is important for flavored cartridges because the smoker needs to know how long the flavors will remain fresh and robust. The V2 company has high quality standards; checking things like vapor consistency, flavor, vapor quality, atomizer temperature limits, cartridge weight and atomizer impedance to ensure a good smooth vapor is produced.
V2 claims that one cartridge is equivalent to one whole pack of cigarettes for the number of puffs that both products can offer. With the automatic battery we found their claim to be true. With the manual battery we did find that the cartridges are used faster. However that is no surprise because a manual battery will heat longer while you depress the button and thus will use more of the cartridge liquids while producing more vapor. In fact, we preferred the manual battery just because it gave a really nice thick and flavorful vapor. If you like a lighter smoke, then go with the automatic battery.
Typical of the best ecig systems, the V2 uses a single cartridge system which includes its own atomizer in the cartridge. This ensures you always have a good vaping experience. The V2 e-liquid flavor cartridges come in 10+ different flavor varieties and are available in four strengths: 1.8% nicotine, 1.2% nicotine, 0.6% nicotine or 0% nicotine. Whether you are interested in slowly adjusting your nicotine intake lower, or are happy staying at one strength, you will find what works for you easily on their website.
The cartridge flavors were flavorful and did not have that burnt sugar taste found in some flavors when you vape. Their selection of flavors includes three different tobacco blends, Menthol, Peppermint, Vanilla, Green Tea Menthol, Grape, Cherry, Chocolate, Coffee and V2 Cola. Our favorites was the V2 Red, Vanilla, and the Green Tea Menthol.
V2 has a decent selection of eLiquids / flavor cartridges in different nicotine strengths. We had the pleasure of sampling the Vanilla, Green Tea Menthol, and the Coffee for this review. The throat hit was good and consistent throughout the entire batch we sampled. The Green Tea Menthol deserves a special shout-out because of how unique and enjoyable it was to vape while still providing a nice nicotine hit.
While we didn’t experience any issues with our V2 cig, we called into V2 on several different occasions for support. Their staff always answered quickly and was prompt to assist. In our experience, V2 offers some of the best customer support experienced from an ecig company. They back what they sell and provide a lifetime warranty. With offices worldwide, they strive to be one of the best in the industry.
One of the great things about V2 is their products are designed here in the USA by their own engineers in California and Florida. All their ecig parts are assembled using components from reliable companies.
Customers are guaranteed excellent quality and our daily use of their ecig kits has shown their claims to be true. Every batch of cartridges and eliquid is tested and evaluated to make sure everything is perfect for the consumer. The test results of the eLiquid and cartridge batchs are published on their website to provide all V2 customers with transparency of what is in the nicotine cartridges versus the no-name cartridges from overseas that may not have strict quality control.
You really cannot beat their customer support with phone, email, chat and extended hours!
Toll free number 1-877-37-VAPOR (1-877-378-2767)
Monday – Friday: 10:00AM – 11:00PM EST / Saturday – Sunday: 11:00AM – 5:00PM EST
Email Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is V2 cigs the cheapest ecig on the market? NO But they are not the most expensive either! What is nice with V2 is the fact they spend so much on safety, quality and development of their products. Before you buy an ecig anywhere else take a few moments and see if that brand tests every batch of eLiquid/cartridges and if they provide you…the customer…the results. With so many off-brand ecigs now found in gas stations, consumers do have to be concerned as to the quality of the ingredients. V2 gives full transparency of their ingredients list and tests more than any other ecig company reviewed thus far.
As of 10/2016 their prices are very competitive with all the major brands.
V2 Classic Starter Kit – $39.95
V2 EX Standard Starter Kit – $59.95
The V2 Starter Kit ranked well above many other brands we have had the pleasure of reviewing. Their commitment to overall quality and safety of their eLiquids with batch controls and complete disclosure of ingredients is one the many reasons why V2 is a major contender in the ecig market.
The V2 battery life was impressive. My v2 ecig lasted an entire evening out with the girls using just the regular size battery. The long V2 battery provided almost two days worth of regular use before having to be charged again. Very pleased with the battery life!
I called V2 several times just asking questions, both technical and general product inquiries. The representatives were always quick to answer and happy to assist with all my concerns, even on a Sunday when many companies are closed on weekends.
I am rather picky with flavors, usually not enjoying anything but menthol or traditional flavor cigarettes. However the V2 Menthol Green Tea was exceptional! While I’m still no fan of Grape or Cherry with any ecig, I did enjoy what V2 had to offer. Menthol Green Tea is A+
V2 has proven once again they are a major contender in the eCig world. Very competitive prices with lots of added value in their standard and large starter kits. In many cases the value of the included cartridges alone makes V2 a worthwhile investment over smoking regular tobacco.