Mark’s V2 Cigs Electronic Cigarette Review – Confession from the Death Bed
Hi, my name is Mark and I am a seasoned smoker. I have been smoking tobacco cigarettes for the past 15 years. In the last fifteen years, I have smoked 2 packs of cigarettes on a daily basis. This almost cost my life. I had a stroke (a cardiac arrest) owing to a major blockage within the arteries that fed blood to my heart. This was caused by the toxins present in tobacco cigarettes. While it was a minor heart attack, I was asked to quit cigarettes by the doctor.
“Stop smoking cigarettes effective immediately!” the doctor warned me.
Alas! I could not. My addiction to tobacco cigarettes proved to be greater than my addiction to live. Hence, I carelessly continued to smoke cigarettes. Six months later, I had a second stroke. This one nearly took my life. Not only did I suffer a heart attack, he left side of my body was partially paralyzed. It took me six months to achieve complete recovery.
I still failed to quit smoking. Then, my friend suggested I make use of electronic cigarettes to meet my nicotine hit. My friend was suffering from throat cancer and he was satisfying his nicotine hit by puffing electronic cigarettes manufactured by the famed V2 Cigs e cigarette brand.
I decided to take his advice and ordered the V2 Cigs Ultimate Kit. I liked the taste instantly and quit regular cigarettes forever. Since the day I quit smoking regular cigarettes, my bodily functions are as per the healthy norms.
I have sub-divided this review under important sub-categories, so as to help you understand the product better. Here is my detailed review on V2 Cigs electronic cigarettes:
Regular Cigarettes v/s V2 Cigs
I choose V2 Cigs e cigs in place of regular cigarettes because vapor cigarettes contain:
>>>No Offensive ‘Second Hand Smoke’
>>>No foul Odor
>>>No Trace of Carbon Monoxide
>>>No ‘Smoker’s Breath’
>>>No Proven Trace of any known Cancer Causing Chemical
V2 Cigs Offers 3 Types of Starter Kits
(1) The V2 Classic Starter Kits – These kits are the most robust in the entire market and they can be customized as per your requirements. You can opt from 12 different e cig flavors and 3 battery size options. Besides, you can also take your pick from either the manual or the automatic battery versions to suit your convenience. There are 3 kits under this category:
The V2 Standard Kit- This is the most popular and affordable starter kit in the V2 stables. You get 2 classic batteries, 10 classic v2 flavored cartridges, a wall adapter, a smart charger and a user manual. You also get to choose from 3 battery sizes- Short (2.63 inches, 150mAh, 160 approx. puffs), Standard (3.11 inches, 250mAh, 200 approx. puffs) and Long (4.03 inches, 380mAh, 300 approx. puffs). There are five color options- black, blue, pink, stainless and white and two switch types- manual and automatic. You can also choose from 5 nicotine strengths (0%, 0.6%. 1.2%, 1.8% and 2.4%) and 12 delicious e-liquid flavors. This kit costs $54.95 only, which is why; it is considered the most affordable kit in the market that offers a wide range of goodies.
The V2 Standard Plus Kit- The Standard Plus kit is similar to the V2 Standard Kit with the exception of a new inclusion, namely, a portable charging case. Apart from the uniquely designed charging case that helps smokers keep their batteries charged even when they are travelling in remote locations, all other accessories present in this product are similar to the ones found in the Standard Kit. The price of this kit is $99.95.
The V2 Cigs Ultimate Kit- This kit is equipped with a wide array of vaping accessories. It comes fortified with 3 V2 classic batteries, 25 v2 flavored cartridges, a portable charging case, a power cig, a metal carry case, a lanyard, a 2amp car adapter, a wall adapter, a wall charger and a comprehensive user manual booklet. You also get to choose from 3 battery sizes- Short (2.63 inches, 150mAh, 160 approx. puffs), Standard (3.11 inches, 250mAh, 200 approx. puffs) and Long (4.03 inches, 380mAh, 300 approx. puffs). There are five color options- black, blue, pink, stainless and white and two switch types- manual and automatic. You can also choose from 5 nicotine strengths (0%, 0.6%. 1.2%, 1.8% and 2.4%) and 12 delicious e-liquid flavors. This kit is pegged at a reasonable amount of $149.95.
(2) The V2 Ex Starter Kits – These kits are similar to the ones present in the classic range. The only exception is the addition of advanced vaping technology that is incorporated in these smoke-free devices. The inclusion of Ex-Cartridges in these kits ensures that you enjoy over 400+ puffs in a single charge and be able to view the e-liquid level while you vape. Here, you have the flexibility to customize your starter kits by opting from 5 different stylish designer batteries. Each battery is fortified with a unique sleeve. There are 3 kits under this category:
V2 Standard Kit- Ex Series- This kit is the base level product under this category and it includes 2 ex-batteries, 10 ex-flavored cartridges, a wall adapter, a smart charger and a user manual. The Ex Battery is 3.94 inches in length and 280mAh in power and it is capable of allowing the end user to puff over 300+ times on a single charge. You have the option of choosing from amidst 5 designs with regards to this battery. These designs are- brushed steel, carbon fiber, scarlet metallic, royale and bloom. You can also choose from 5 nicotine strengths (0%, 0.6%. 1.2%, 1.8% and 2.4%) and 12 delicious e-liquid flavors. There are 6 e cig flavors to choose from. They are- red, sahara, congress, menthol, peppermint, menthol tea. The price of this kit is $79.95 only.
V2 Standard Plus Kit- Ex Series- This kit contains all the accessories that are present in the Standard Kit, with the exception of a smart charger that is provided as an addition in this product. This kit is pegged at $129.95.
V2 Ultimate Kit- Ex Series- This is the most extravagant product in this category and it is best suited for heavy smokers like me. I have had the privilege of making of this kit for the past 8 months. It comes with 3 V2 ex batteries, 25 v2 ex flavored cartridges, a portable charging case xl, a power cig, a metal carry case, a lanyard, a 2amp car adapter, a wall adapter, a wall charger and a comprehensive user manual booklet. Each cartridge in this kit is capable of providing you with over 400 puffs. You can also choose from 5 different nicotine strengths (0%, 0.6%. 1.2%, 1.8% and 2.4%) and 12 delicious e-liquid flavors. There are six e cig flavors to choose from under this category. These include red, sahara, congress, menthol, peppermint, menthol tea. The price of this kit is $189.95.
(3) The V2 Standard E-Liquid Kit– This is a unique vaping product from v2 cigs. This kit is aimed at fulfilling the nicotine cravings of those smoking enthusiasts who like to vape ‘e-liquids’. This product is fortified with Ex-Blanks to enhance the existing vapor production. This kit contains 2 classic batteries, 2 platinum e-liquid bottles (25ml each), a pack of 3 ex-blanks, a smart charger, a wall adapter and a user manual. You also get to choose from 3 battery sizes- Short (2.63 inches, 150mAh, 160 approx. puffs), Standard (3.11 inches, 250mAh, 200 approx. puffs) and Long (4.03 inches, 380mAh, 300 approx. puffs). There are five color options- black, blue, pink, stainless and white and two switch types- manual and automatic. You can also choose from 5 nicotine strengths (0%, 0.6%. 1.2%, 1.8% and 2.4%) and 12 delicious e-liquid flavors.
V2 Cigs Flavors Strengths and Batteries
There are 12 V2 flavors. They are- Red, Sahara, Congress, Menthol, Peppermint, Menthol Tea, Grape, Cherry, Chocolate, Coffee, Vanilla and Cola. You also get to choose from 4 battery sizes- Short (2.63 inches, 150mAh, 160 approx. puffs), Standard (3.11 inches, 250mAh, 200 approx. puffs) and Long (4.03 inches, 380mAh, 300 approx. puffs) and Ex Battery (3.94 inches in length and 280mAh in power and it is 300+ puffs in a single charge). You can also customize the nicotine strengths in your cartridges- (0%, 0.6%. 1.2%, 1.8% and 2.4%).
I have made use of the v2 disposables when I travelled in places wherein there was no electric supply and they served me quite well in terms of quenching my nicotine thirst. There are 2 types of disposables:
Normal Disposables- As per my experience, each v2 disposable was equivalent to 2 packs of tobacco cigarettes, offering 400+ puffs. The best part was that these disposables came with standard 1.8% nicotine power and in 2 flavors- Red and Menthol. I always carried packs of 10 with me. The 5 pack v2 disposable is also an option for those who smoke less. The 5 pack v2 disposable is pegged at $19.46 whereas the pack of 10 is priced at $38.47.
Zig-Zag Disposables- The other variety of v2 disposables is known as the Zig-Zag variety. Available in 2 full bodied flavors- Tobacco and Menthol and 2 nicotine strengths- 1.8% and 2.4%, and offering over 400 puffs, this product is perfect for heavy smokers. The 5 pack v2 Zig-Zag disposable is available for $34.95, whereas the 10 pack Zig-Zag disposable is pegged at $64.95.
V2 Vape Pens
I also happened to try out the new revolutionary vaping device launched recently by v2 cigs, termed as the Vape Pens. These are really versatile vaping products that are capable of providing you with the taste of three different kinds of ingredients. The V2 Pro is compatible with three cartridges. So you can take your pick from Wax, Loose Leaf and E-Liquid. As told by V2 representative, these vape pens make use of smart technology that tends to recognize the kind of cartridge used. After recognizing the cartridge, these pens optimally raise the temperature of the device to maximize vapor production. The cartridges are magnetic and they simply drop and fix themselves into the device. You can also use v2 vape pens by plugging them to a wall charger or a computer device. There are two kinds of vape pens:
V2 Pro Series 3- This vaping device is ideal for customers who are seeking more vapor volume. It has 3 available cartridges, automatic temperature & voltage control. The e-cig cartridge can hold 1.6 ml e-liquid. The loose leaf cartridge capacity is 385mm3. The battery capacity is 650 mAh. The length of this device is 5.6 inches. The weight of the pen is 1.9oz and its price is $59.99.
V2 Pro Series 7- This is best suited for e-liquid pro users or loose leaf lovers. It has 3 available cartridges, automatic temperature & voltage control with 3 manual settings. The e-cig cartridge can hold 2.5 ml e-liquid, the loose leaf cartridge capacity is 1300mm3, battery capacity is 1800 mAh, the length is 5.1 inches, the weight of the pen is 4.3oz and its price is $169.99.
Quality of Vapor and Customer Support
As you all know by now that I’m a heavy smoker. I like extra powered cigarettes to feel the nicotine hit. I tried several brands of e cigs and found v2 cigs being the most suitable for me, owing to their rich full bodied flavors and prompt customer support. If I have any query regarding my order or I wish to gain knowledge on any accessory, the customer care department at v2 cigs is quick to respond and resolve my issue. I also particularly found the vapor volume to be incredibly thick and voluminous and I was more than just satisfied with the ‘throat-hit’ that this vaping device delivered.
Easy Shipping & Return Policy
I found the v2 return policy fairly helpful for confused ‘first-timers’ like me. For example, I had initially ordered a basic kit from v2 cigs, as I had not researched well with regards to opting for more products from the same brand. I was a bit disappointed when I received this kit, as I was a heavy smoker and the Classic Starter Kit did not suit my purpose. I immediately spent some time researching more v2 kits and decided to go for the V2 Ultimate Kit- Ex Series. So, I decided to order the new one and return the old one.
Here is what I did:
- I logged into my v2 account and clicked on the ‘complete orders’ link.
- I clicked on the ‘return items’ button on the right hand side of the page.
- I filled the ‘Return Request Form’ and clicked on the ‘Submit’ button.
- I immediately got a confirmation email from v2cigs confirming that my order shall be shipped back to the return address.
All v2 starter kits are backed by a 30 days 100% money back guaranty. I was also quite satisfied with their shipping, as 2 days after placing the order, my ultimate kit reached my house, all packed and ‘sitting pretty’ in a blistered packing.
Let’s now discuss some of the important v2 accessories:
V2 Cigs Cases- there are several kinds of cases to keep your e cigs secure and safe. You can take your pick from the soft case or upgrade and opt for the portable charging case. These cases are also made from metal to help you recharge your spent battery and also to keep them safe. The v2 portable charging case xl costs $59.95 and charges your battery upto 8 times, whereas the regular charging case is pegged at $$49.95. The metal carry case xl is pegged at $24.95, whereas the regular one is priced at $19.95. The soft case costs a meager $19.95. There is also an iPhone Case, which is made to keep your iPhone as well as eCig secure. It costs $12.95.
V2 Chargers- there are several kinds of chargers and adapters to suit all kinds of smokers. The v2 express charger costs $9.95, the express charger bundle costs $14.95 and comes along with an adapter. The v2 charger kit and adapter costs $19.95, the car adapter, the wall adapter and the UK wall adapter is for $9.95 each.
Lanyards, Tees & Power Cig- V2 cig has also introduced three different kinds of tee shirts for men. They also have lanyards to keep your battery safe. Another highlight is the introduction of Power Cig, which is available in black and white colors and comes with a 7.2 foot usb chord. It costs a meager $19.95.
On the whole I’m quite pleased with the product. Seeing the fact that I have puffed v2 cigs ultimate kit for over 1 year without touching tobacco cigarettes, proves it ‘hands down’ that if a seasoned heavy smoker like myself can quit real cigarettes after adopting electronic cigarettes, so can you, my friend!