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Kit Price: $33.96-$62.00*/ with Coupon
Flavors: 12
Nicotine Levels: 5
Warranty: 10 Year
  • Top Ranked Brand For 4 Years
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  • Best Prefilled Cartridges
  • Older Batteries Have Issues
  • Some Average Flavors
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V2 Cigs Consistently rated our top e-cig brand for the past 4 years, V2 products still lead this section of the market.
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V2 Cigs is our community top rated e-cig for a good reason. Our entire team tested the V2 Cigs products rigorously and the whole team was impressed with the starter kits, cartridges, and even the accessories. The ElectronicCigarettesReviews.net community of reviewers has agreed and you can see what they are saying in the user reviews at the end of this review.

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V2 Cigs has 2 categories of starter kits, classic and EX. The classic starter kits are comprised of the proven technology that built V2 Cigs into the powerhouse it is today. They allow for great customization in the range of power and battery length options available. They also offer greater flavor options by offering special limited run flavors. The EX versions of the kits offer the advanced new technology that offers a rich flavor experience and increased puff count in their cartridges that contain a viewing window for e-liquid levels. The batteries come with matching sleeves that result in an enhanced look to match the enhanced power the battery has. There are benefits to both versions and that’s why both are still being sold on V2 Cigs.

The starter kits come in 4 main options but offer a 5th alternative as well in a power-cig kit as a barebones approach. The kits are the V2 Standard Kit, the V2 Standard E-Liquid Kit, The V2 Standard Kit-EX Series, and the V2 Standard E-Liquid Kit-EX Series. I’s a good idea to consider which type of battery you’re looking for, as well as whether you want to use cartridges or e-liquids with your new starter kit. The e-liquid kit is the only one designed to be used with e-liquid instead of the easy to use pre-filled cartridges for those that want more control over the liquid they use.

When you select the batteries in your kit, it’s good to consider whether you want an automatic or manual style battery. If you’re looking for a battery that’s easy to use you should opt for the automatic batteries, since these are automatically activated when you inhale on the device. These are perfect for people who are routinely multitasking, since you never have to worry about pressing down on a button. Manual batteries are great because they give you more control and allow you to take hits with more vapor.

V2 classic batteries are available in automatic and manual in Black, Blue, Pink, Stainless Steel, and White. One great option with the classic batteries is that you can choose between three different battery lengths: short, standard, and long. While short batteries are more convenient for storing in your pocket, they have a shorter battery life than standard and long batteries. Also, while the long batteries have a longer battery life, they are quite long and will not easily fit into a pants pocket. When you select your batteries, think of whether you value portability or battery life. If you can’t decide, the standard batteries have the best of both worlds. They can easily fit into your pocket or purse and last for around 200 puffs.

V2 EX batteries are now available in automatic and manual, where previously they were only offered in automatic. We love that V2 came out with manual style batteries and a new range of colors because it allows you to really customize your kit to your liking. EX batteries are now available in Opal, Brushed Steel, Matte Black, Blue Pearl, and Rose Gold. Previously, EX batteries were only available in Brushed Steel, so we’re really happy to see some new colors emerge for their highly successful EX line.

The V2 Cigs slogan is “All the feeling, all the flavor, all the satisfaction”. This brand definitely lives up to its word. Let’s cover just a few of their great products and I’ll explain what we love about each of them.

V2 Standard Kit

This kit is the perfect choice if you want to get everything you need at a really low price. The V2 Standard Kit comes with 2 V2 classic batteries, 2 packs of V2 flavor cartridges, a V2 Express Charger, and a V2 Wall Adapter for $39.95.

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They offer really nice presentation on the packaging with a large white box with all the components neatly organized and ready to use. V2 Cigs sends the kit fully ready to use. The battery is partially charged so you can go ahead and take that first puff right away instead of waiting while your batteries charge for a while. The vapor production from classic V2 Cigs kit is amazing. It has an excellent throat hit for a more realistic experience.

The cartridges come packaged nicely and individually sealed in a 5-pack aluminum wrapper. The cartridges are also color coded to help you keep your flavors separate. The current classic and EX V2 flavors include: V2 Red (American Tobacco), Congress (Refined Tobacco), Sahara (Turkish Tobacco), V2 Menthol (Refreshing Mint), Peppermint (Sweet Mint), Menthol Tea, Grape, Coffee, Vanilla, Chocolate, Cola and Cherry. They also run special flavors from time to time. Our favorites are definitely the V2 Red and Congress, but if you like something sweet, you will love their Peppermint. It’s the best mint flavor of any brand we’ve tried.

V2 Standard Kit-Ex Series

The V2 Standard Kit-EX Series comes with 2 V2 EX batteries, 2 packs of EX cartridges, an express charger, and a wall adapter for $59.95. When using the EX kit, you’ll have no light on the tip, just dots at the end of the e-cig indicating how much battery is left, which is a great feature to have so you aren’t stuck guessing. Then the EX cartridges are amazing from first puff to the last because of the chip managing it inside. You can also see the level of liquid left instantly, again removing the guess work. Also, the EX cartridges have a leak-proof construction, meaning you’ll never have to worry about any of their e-liquid seeping out of the cartridge. It is hands down the best all-around e-cig we have tried so far.

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V2 Standard E-Liquid Kit

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If you want a starter kit that’s compatible with e-liquids, the V2 Standard E-Liquid Kit is for you. This kit is available in two options: classic or EX. The classic e-liquid kit is available for $59.95, while the EX e-liquid kit is available for $72.95. Both kits come with 2 batteries, 3 EX Blanks for e-liquid, two 25mL bottles of V2 e-liquid, a wall adapter, and an express charger. We love how much comes with these two kits. The EX Blanks last a long time, so you won’t have to worry about constantly buying more. We also love the fact that they give you two big bottles of e-liquid. If you can’t decide which flavor you want to vape first, you can put each flavor in separate EX Blanks so you can enjoy them both whenever you want. If you’re looking for more flavor options, the EX Blanks work great with the wide range of e-liquids on V2’s website. That’s another reason why we love this kit, it allows you to choose from so many different flavor options besides the 12 that’s offered for cartridges. Make sure to check out their wide variety of e-liquid flavors on V2’s website, which feature e-liquids from V2, Zig-Zag, XEO, Black Note, and Vape Bartender.

V2 Power Cig

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V2 also offers a unique Power-Cig. This e-cig throws out a huge amount of vapor! It isn’t very portable, but it is a great choice if you are sitting near a computer vaping because you can just plug it into a USB port on your computer. It stays very consistent because you don’t have to deal with waning battery life. If you’re looking for an e-cig that will give you the maximum amount of vapor, the V2 Power-Cig is for you. The Power-Cig comes with 5 flavor cartridges for $19.95.

V2 EX Blanks
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V2 is now offering a new option that allows you to use V2 batteries with your own favorite e-liquids. The V2 EX Blanks attach to your regular V2 batteries, but they turn your regular e-cig into a more customized product. Even better, you tend to get more vapor out these than the typical V2 cartridges. They come in a three-pack for around ten bucks, which is such a steal! Along with the EX blanks, now you can buy all your favorite V2 flavors in an e-liquid form. The result is a better taste with a cleaner vaping experience.

V2 has also released a new type of cartridge for their V2 batteries: The V2 EX Blanks for Wax. These EX Blanks are designed to be used with your favorite waxes, oils, gels or similar concentrates, allowing you to take your V2 experience to a whole new level. This cartridge is compatible with V2’s Classic and EX batteries, so there’s no need to purchase any additional equipment to be able to use it. They come in packs of 3 for $19.95 on their website.

White Cloud Cartridges were my favorite cartridges when I first switched to electronic cigarettes because of the Smooth Draw Technology built in combined with the 24MG nicotine level created a strong and consistent throat hit for those days when you really want a cigarette. While the V2 Cigs cartridges don’t possess the Smooth Draw Technology, they are maintenance free, provide a large amount of vapor, and the throat hit is solid which has resulted in me not having any days where I crave a cigarette anymore. You can read more about the cartridges through our V2 Cigs Cartridges Review.

Vertx & Vertx Plus

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V2 recently just introduced two new starter kits: the Vertx and Vertx Plus. They harness the power of a tank-style vaporizer in a conveniently-sized micro-cig. They’re similar to the V2 Pro series of vaporizers, in that they have a single-body design. The battery is one sleek unit that houses the cartridge safely inside. It’s also completely magnetic, meaning you’ll never have to screw on another cartridge. Simply insert the cartridge into the device and the strong magnets will click into place, ensuring that your cartridge will never fall out. It also features a long lasting battery life and longer lasting cartridges which last for about 650 puffs. The Vertx Plus also features a touch-screen on the front of the device, which allows you to change the voltage and the brightness. We’ve never seen an e-cig quite like these. If you’re looking for a more powerful e-cig that’s easy to use, definitely check out the Vertx and Vertx Plus. For more information, check out our full Vertx & Vertx Plus Review.

In many cases you get what you pay for, however that is not the case with V2 Cigs. James, Jane, and I have all put their products to the test to ensure they are of a high caliber quality and all of us were impressed with the way the V2 Cigs products held up. Even though they have really reasonable prices, they are top of the line products. So if you are looking for a high quality e-cigarette that can be customized to your liking and requires zero maintenance, go with V2 Cigs.

Consistently rated our top e-cig brand for the past 4 years, V2 products still lead this section of the market.
  • Top Ranked Brand For 4 Years
  • Drives Product Innovation
  • Best Prefilled Cartridges
  • Older Batteries Have Issues
  • Some Average Flavors
  • Cases Sold Separately

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  • Shari

    August 16, 2015 #1 Author

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    I have been a V2 ECig user for over 2 years, and rotate between Congress, Sahara and Red. I find when I do that, I do not get tired of a flavor and look forward to the next cartridge. My success in quitting cigarettes took a few months. I would wake up and need a REAL cigarette, so I would have a few and then puff on the Ecigs all day long except to supplement Ecigs with REAL cigarettes after meals and before bed. After a few months, I was able to eliminate the REAL cigarettes. A few more months and I went down in nicotine strength from high to medium.

    I started out with a brand called Elite Elight which I purchased in a Bloomingdale, IL shopping mall and the flavor for their cartridges was great for a traditional tobacco taste – however their batteries failed continually and they charged $50 for a battery. After researching your site, I switched to V2 and was glad I did. They will replace batteries that fail which is a big plus to their brand.

    For the last two years I could not have been happier with an Ecig – I use the easy to screw on Ex-cartridges which do not leak, and their LONG batteries which last all day. They have a superior product. I usually purchase one or two 80 cartridge packs at a time.

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  • John Downes

    January 24, 2014 #2 Author

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    Good experience with V2 up to now. Especially like the taste of the V2 Red and Sahara. However, after 3 months, one of the batteries literally burnt my hand. The battery, not the cartridge although you could hear the cartridge sizzling until disconnected. It simply would not turn off after taking a puff. A three month old battery mind you. V2 did replace the battery but now expects me to bear the return shipping. A petty issue considering that postage was only 80 cents or so. No Company can have perfect quality control, I get that. However, they could have sent me a pre-paid envelope or agreed to refund shipping if they determined the battery was in fact defective. I am careful not to overcharge my batteries.

    This is poor customer service in my mind.

    8 out of 9 users found this review helpful.
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  • Lisa

    July 13, 2013 #3 Author

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    The flavors with the V2 are horrid for me. I smoke Misty Lights 120s, and had previously tried an NJOY ecig, which tasted just like my regular cigs. So I was so excited when ordering the V2 kit and starting on the road to recovery from regular cigs. I have tried both the Blue and the Red, they remind me more of those little cigar things you can buy. Not good flavors.

    13 out of 17 users found this review helpful.
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  • Thoma Gros

    November 29, 2012 #4 Author

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    I’ve read all the hype about V2 online but honestly I just wasn’t all that impressed. It seemed like a regular ecig to me… nothing really stood out. I don’t think that it’s necessarily inferior to other ecig products, but I just don’t get what the hype is about. Seems like a regular ecig to me.

    10 out of 17 users found this review helpful.
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  • joe in arkansas

    August 20, 2012 #5 Author

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    i just got my travelers kit in the mail today. i ordered this kit because it came with the portable charging case, unfortunately i did read the small print and ordered the XL batteries, but the kit only comes with the regular battery charging case so i am somewhat disappointed with this!!! customer service said i could return the kit and reorder another one but that it could take too much time for me since i am leaving on vacation and didn’t want to wait that long.

    i love the taste and the amount of vapor i get with this product, i was using the e-liquid with another brand but was having trouble refilling them and keeping their batteries charged so i went for it and bought this!!

    22 out of 27 users found this review helpful.
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  • Robert

    March 15, 2011 #6 Author

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    Great product but the taste is way off. Might work for a marb smoker but my favs are lucky strike and american spirit. This’ll get rid of the nicotine craving but not quite the tabbacco craving

    6 out of 9 users found this review helpful.
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  • Jaclk

    October 30, 2010 #7 Author

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    Ordered the starter kit and the cartridges were back ordered then came in the wrong strength lites at 6mg instead of fulls at 18mg. Ordered the samples pack – wasn’t sent until inquired about it. Ordered additional cartridges and gee just back ordered prior to our placing the order, which we were not notifies about until again we inquired why our order was still in “fulfillment” for several days after our order. My husband went back to cigarettes while waiting for the correct item to arrive.

    5 out of 8 users found this review helpful.
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