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 bottom of this review.
V2 Cigs has 2 categories of starter kits, the classic and the EX versions. 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 with all 12 V2 flavors and special limited run flavors being offered as well. 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 are have designer patterns 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 classic 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 Plus Kit, and the V2 Ultimate Kit. Each of these kits contains the same technology for the batteries but offers different options and accessories based on price. Also the e-liquid kit is the only one designed to be used with e-liquid instead of easy to use pre-filled cartridges for those that want more control over the liquid they use.
The EX starter kits come in only 3 variations of the V2 Standard Kit, the V2 Standard Plus Kit, and the V2 Ultimate Kit. There is no e-liquid option because these kits are designed to work specifically with their most advanced cartridges ever made. There is still enough variety with these kits to suit the medium to the heavy smoker making the switch to electronic cigarettes.
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 Ultimate Starter Kit
This kit is the perfect choice if you want to get everything you need in one order at a really low price. Even if you are a really heavy smoker, this kit is going to keep you going for a while with no need to reorder cartridges. The V2 Ultimate Starter Kit includes 3 V2 batteries, 25 V2 flavor cartridges, a wall adapter, a smart charger, a 2 amp car adapter, a portable charging case, one power-cig, a metal carrying case, a lanyard, and a detailed instruction manual.
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.
There are several things we love about this kit. V2 Cigs provides a lot of cartridges with the ultimate kit, which is a huge perk. You instantly start saving money with this kit because even after the price of the kit, you are basically going to come out the same of even ahead compared to what you would have spent on 25 packs of cigarettes. The personal charging case is another nice addition to this kit that will come in handy for any vaper.
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 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. The current EX V2 flavors are V2 Red, Sahara, Congress, Menthol, Peppermint, and Menthol Tea. 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.
When using classic V2 Cigs batteries, the first thing you notice is the tip lights up white. This is completely different from other brands and it’s an attractive touch. The vapor production from classic V2 Cigs kit is amazing. It’s really close to Green Smoke. It has an excellent throat hit for a more realistic experience. 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. It is hands down the best all-around e-cig we have tried so far.
V2 has released a new type of cartridge for their V2 batteries. The V2 EX Blanks for Wax is 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.
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Zig Zag Flavor Cartridges
V2’s still has the product line of the highly popular Zig Zag cartridges. I tried the Zig Zag cartridges in the variety pack. It included Colombian Coffee, Mango, Vanilla, Caribbean, and Clove. I tried the vanilla flavor first and it had an excellent throat hit and the most powerful vapor I’ve ever experienced from a vanilla flavor blend by far. The clove flavor is remarkable because it is almost identical to the taste of a clove cigarette. It has the same smoky flavor and long lasting aftertaste.
I really think this adds a lot to V2 Cigs and will draw in a whole new customer base. The mango flavor is spot on. I have never tasted such a close match on a fruit flavor… it was seriously like biting into a mango! The throat hit was less severe on the mango, but it was still really satisfying. The Caribbean flavor had a nice pineapple taste that was very tropical and refreshing. Lastly, the Colombian flavor was the strongest coffee flavor I’ve ever tried. It was really a perfect match and would be a big hit if you like coffee!
I think the Zig Zag cartridges draw easier than the ordinary V2 cartridges and they definitely produce more vapor.
V2 Power Cig
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 order the Ultimate Kit that we’ve talked about above, you get the Power Cig included for free!
V2 EX Blanks
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.
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.
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.
- Top Ranked Brand For 4 Years
- Drives Product Innovation
- Best Prefilled Cartridges
- Older Batteries Have Issues
- Some Average Flavors
- Some Customer Service Issues