Top-rated Electronic Cigarette Brands

A long list of e-cigs can be exciting to peruse or too much information to take in. If you are new to the industry, know that many brands competed with what you see now and eventually went out of business or dropped below the top-5, even the top-10. The list is probably shorter today than it was a year ago, and that’s the way of a new business. Brands come, and brands go, but the ones which endure are names a customer should consider buying.

Best Electronic Cigarette Brands

The following article will outline five brands of e-cigs, the very top brands in this writer’s opinion. I judged them based on these factors:

• Customer service
• The quality of electronics
• E juice flavors and quality
• A variety of products
• Value for money

Many good ecigs will not make it to this list because they don’t satisfy one or two of these criteria. Green Smoke, for instance, is great value for the cost of a starter kit, but they only sell seven flavors of pre-filled cartomizers and regular mini cig batteries, no upgrades. White Cloud sells disposables, but no blank cartridges, e-juice, or eGos.

1. Halo

I love Halo. The colors of their sets are brilliant. Customers only now testing out the vaping scene can also buy cigarette-like colors if they want to blend in with friends who smoke or they are self-conscious about vaping. There is just one starter kit which some would say is a negative point, but I say it’s positive. Instead of stressing about which kit to buy, you get one option, and it’s the right one: two batteries, two chargers, five cartomizers with or without e-liquid, and a huge range of flavors.
When you want to upgrade, the Triton is a user-friendly, virtually indestructible item. A Tracer creates even more power and vapor, followed by a Reactor which is extremely powerful yet simple to use. When Halo Cigs introduced their Tracer and Reactor kits, they also made new e-juice blends with more vegetable glycerin so that vapor production would be thicker. These new mixtures allow one to use sub ohm coils to their full potential.

There are cheaper kits, but Halo’s pricing is fair and reflects true quality. Their e-juice doesn’t cost the earth, yet is one of the highest-rated brands around. Customers say good things about this firm which has been in operation since American e-cig brands were first launched.

2. Vaporfi

This Florida brand supplies a single starter kit for each of its devices too, but there are more of them. Vapers can start from the very beginning with an Express mini cig or a Pro eGo; move on to the Rocket or Rebel; then graduate to a box mod, their VEX VW TC kit. Tanks are flexible in that they are interchangeable with many systems at Vaporfi and elsewhere, so it’s not inconceivable to apply a vSix by Vaporfi to a Fuchai by Sigelei.

Vaporfi e-juice is some of the best you can buy and is carried by multiple vendors. Their award-winning Grand Reserve selection is made for sub ohm systems like their very own VEX and VAIO. These blends contain a lot of vegetable glycerin. Their regular e-juice is flexible. Customers can even create their own blends. An extensive reward program augments value for money.


3. V2

When they launched the VERTX, V2 changed the e cig landscape. Their newest beginner’s device doesn’t resemble a mini cig or an eGo but works like a cross between them both. Use V2 coupons to bring the cost of regular shopping to a more economical level, but pricing is competitive either way. There are more starter kit options as well as disposable e cigs at V2 where they now carry an assortment of e-juices besides their own. V2 has something in common with Vaporfi: they both carry herbal vaporizers. Now, one can vape any material with V2 and also vape at mini-cig level (around 4 hours per charge), add another hour or two plus more vapor and a touchscreen with the VERTX, or upgrade to the Pro Series 7 3-in-1 for a full day of vaping.


4. Vapor4Life

Who wouldn’t love a home-grown company with its own, unique series of devices? The Titan and King, like a V2 Classic or EX-Series battery, will supply two ways to vape cigarette-like batteries. Select the Zeus, a more powerful item, and even choose a hybrid automatic/manual product. Colors are stunning. Smileomizers are innovatively-shaped cartomizers. E-juice comes in an extensive array of flavors. Customers might relate to the powerful personal story behind Vapor4Life.


5. Apollo

This California company joins all but Vaporfi as one of the earliest brands available in the United States. They started out with a short list of starter kits in two forms: e cigs and eGos. Today’s equipment has been upgraded to include the original device — now only available in menthol or tobacco — plus a VTube, Reliant, and Endeavor. Graduated products are joined by award-winning high-VG e-liquids made to exceptional standards in an American lab.

Portable Vaporizers: What To Know

Once you read this article, expect to write a short-list of items that could fit your needs. Picking just one could be difficult, but I recommend leaving out pen vapes. They aren’t terrible, but when you pay $40, only expect $40-worth of service. Pen vapes are nice starter models; they would suit someone who merely wants to try this form of alternative nicotine delivery before committing to the method or even giving up cigarettes altogether.

Right away, several items are off of your list. Here is another way to filter choices: create a budget for yourself. It isn’t necessary to pay $400 for a quality machine. Then again, a $100 item might not have what you want. Unless money is no object, prepare to make some compromises.

As you get carried away picking out devices that are good-looking and in your price range, don’t forget that they usually vaporize only certain materials. That is, a number of units were made for dry herbs only. Read these details before selecting a mod. Most vape stores give you filters which include the material or materials you want to vape. If it’s a priority that devices can be used with multiple materials, that changes criteria too.

Convection isn’t usually possible in a portable device. Most units utilize conduction heating. There is limited space inside a compact unit made to be taken to work or on a hike. When a device is bulky but still portable, there is hope of convection heating. This is more efficient while, with conduction, there is the risk of combustion.

Digital controls make life easier too; you can be far more precise about temperature setting and see more details about the way your mod is operating. Some units display your actual temperature, the setting you chose, plus battery power. Many portables come with pre-set temps or they only reach one temperature, but they usually do this within 90 seconds or even just a few seconds.

All of the best units feature a rechargeable battery except one which employs butane as a source of fuel. Generally, people seem to feel safer with batteries. It’s still important to treat batteries with tremendous care. Keep ventilation holes open, so they can let out heat. Recharge batteries regularly. Keep them in a cool, dry, shaded place and don’t over-use a machine. Give it time to cool down, so batteries pose no threat from overheating.

Top portable vaporizers offer either replaceable or built-in cells, but power is long-lasting. A unit will work, when fully charged, for at least 2 hours continuously. Some of them can operate for up to 4 hours. A large chamber limits how much emptying and filling you have to do.

Great models are easy to clean and to fill. You can see the inside rather than fishing around for left-overs using special tools. When you maintain a machine, you can see that the vapor pathway and chamber are made from ideal materials like ceramics and glass. Plastic is not desirable as it leaves a strange flavor behind.

Top Models of Portable Vaporizers

The Davinci Ascent has been a long-standing favorite with vapers who like concentrates and herbs. The pivoting bottom chamber allows you to get right inside and clean properly. Vapor follows a glass pathway. A digital display shows your precise settings and the battery’s charge level. A big bonus in the case of this perennial favorite is that there are several choices of pattern and color which enable one to personalize the Ascent. It would be a stunning gift.

Storz & Bickel’s Mighty portable mod uses vibration and a display screen to tell consumers when their mod is up to the right temperature for vaping. This is probably the most expensive vaporizer you can buy for mobile use, but the built-in battery is long lasting. Ventilation is good. A swiveling straw is tilted to a natural angle. The unit is made for durability: drop it and don’t worry about scratching any fancy paintwork. Though bigger and heavier than most, the Mighty also features convection heating.
An Arizer Solo handheld vaporizer supplies seven heat settings in a light, compact format. The cost is under $200 — affordable for a unit of this quality. Heat herbs with a ceramic element but inhale through a glass mouthpiece. It’s possible to continue using the Solo while it charges.

The PUFFIT, also for herbs but concentrates as well, resembles a standard inhaler. This discrete shape is also fitting in that it is perhaps the only handheld mod to offer a small amount of assisted vapor delivery for people with lung problems such as asthma. It’s very small with a removable cell.

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