V2 Cigs Review V2 Cigs Review
Starter Kit Range: $39.95-$72.95
Cartridges Cost: $1.99
Cartridge Life: 150 - 400 Puffs
Battery Life: 300+ Puffs
Charger Options:
Wall, USB, Car & PCP
  • Top Rated by Users
  • Best Cartridge Technology
  • Great Value for Price
  • Lack of different EX battery colors
  • Lack of EX Flavors
  • Cases Need To Be Purchased Separately
4.8 of 5
V2 Cigs V2 Cigs EX kits are among the best kits available today offering superior taste and functionality from first puff to last.
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We have watched V2 Cigs come up from a small company to one of the most well-known and highest rated electronic cigarette brands on the market. V2 Cigs reviews can be found everywhere, but often lack the true review information you are looking for. They continue to be ranked #1 across most e-cig review sites online. They have also become my favorite brand for many reasons such as constant innovation, consistency, and price. When I tested and reviewed my first V2 Cigs Ultimate starter kit I was impressed, but I also saw room for improvement. I enjoyed the flavors but the options were limited to Cowboy, Congress, Menthol, Coffee, Vanilla and Cherry. My favorite at the time was Congress but hoped to see more options available. Well a lot has changed since then!

The kit I initially tested was just known as the V2 Ultimate Kit but now it’s the V2 Classic Ultimate Kit. The reason for adding classic to the title is because V2 launched a new line of batteries and cartridges under the moniker of EX. The classic kits are still some of the best kits available on the market and offer the same great things we liked in the past with some expanded options. They offer the classic range of cartridges and more flavor options than the EX and the batteries offer more options as far as manual or automatic and length. It creates one of the most customizable kits offered by any brand out there today.

The EX Starter Kits have the most advanced technology in a cig-a-like design we’ve seen to date.

The EX cartridges offer a rich and full flavor experience from the very first puff down to the last one. The puff count is also 400+ on these cartridges and there is a viewable e-liquid level indicator window. There is a chip inside the cartridges that will control the vapor production and create the amazing experience. The batteries also offer five designer patterns with a matching sleeve to cover the cartridges that’s sure to suit your style and get you feeling fresh with your e-cig. The battery is also much more powerful and has no light on the tip of it. Instead it has small indicator lights letting you know how much battery life you have left so you’re never caught with a surprise dead battery. These batteries only come in the automatic version, but that’s fine as most users prefer that anyways. This means you just take a puff on the e-cig and it works, stop puffing and it shuts off. While this kit has less customization, it has more personalization and more power. While there are 4 main options for V2 Cigs Classic Starter Kits, there are only 3 for the V2 EX Starter Kits. There are also less flavor options though compared to the V2 Classic Kits.

V2 now offers 12 classic kit flavors – V2 Red, Sahara, Congress, Menthol, Peppermint, Menthol Tea, Grape, Cherry, Chocolate, Coffee, Vanilla and Cola. The EX Starter Kits offer only V2 Red, Sahara, Congress, Menthol, Peppermint, and Menthol Tea. So while it’s limited, they still cover traditional tobacco flavors and menthol flavors which means most smokers making the switch will be satisfied. Regardless of the kit you get, V2 Cigs offer the cartridges in 5 strengths allowing you to enjoy at any strength. The strengths available are 0%, 0.6%, 1.2%, 1.8%, and 2.4%. This allows you to step up or down as needed and really creates a great experience for consumers.

If you’re just starting out, we highly recommend the sampler packs from V2 to find the flavors you want in your daily vape rotation. For the EX 6-Flavor Sampler, you’re going to get all 6 flavors offered so it’s a great way to find what you like best without breaking the bank since 1 of each cartridge is included. For the Classic Sampler packs, you have the option of getting 6 in the specialty flavors (non-tobacco and menthol) or in the tobacco and menthol flavors. You can also get the V2 12-Flavor Sampler that will give you every flavor for under $20.

If you are using the classic kits also give you the option of trying out special flavors that are available from time to time before V2 adds them on permanently or stops selling them. The current flavors for the classic kits are V2 Sambuca (black liquorish) and V2 Mojito which would go great with a night out on the town! Another limited edition option for the Classic users and EX users are the Zig-Zag flavor packs. They come in Clove, Menthol, or the variety pack – which is my favorite! The strengths are 1.8% and 2.4% only though. The variety pack includes Colombian (Coffee), Mango, Vanilla, Caribbean (Tropical Taste), and Clove. Now I can tell you that these are some of the richest flavors you’ll experience and I loved every minute of using these unique flavors. So, while you can get them in up to a 40 pack, I suggest you at least try out a 5 pack for under $8.

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  • V2 Cigs Kits

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  • V2 Standard Kit
  • Cartomizer
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  • $39.95

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  • V2 Standard Kit - EX Series
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  • 2
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  • $59.95

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  • V2 EX E-Liquid Kit
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  • $72.95

For those of you who want, you could go the e-liquid route. There is one kit that comes with V2 Blanks to fill the e-liquid into. These cartridges are a great option for those who want to use V2 liquids, or quite frankly, be able to try other brands liquids but still use great e-cig technology with it. You can also get the V2 EX Blanks for e-liquid (or even wax!) as well. V2 offers all their great flavors in liquid form too so you could use any flavor with the EX battery going this route. You can also try the Zig-Zag flavors in liquid format for Mango, Island Breeze, Clove, and Dragon Berry.

For a more in-depth look into V2’s cartridges and flavors, check out the V2 Cartridges Review section, where we also discuss filling your own cartridges, using drip tips and V2’s batch testing process. We have many tips for getting the most out of your V2 Cig.

Another way V2 Cigs has shown their dedication to innovation is by increasing the power of their e-cigs. My first V2 electronic cigarette felt a little too weak and I would have to take a long drag to get enough vapor and a strong throat hit. Their new 4.2V batteries power the atomizer much faster and it feels very similar to the drags I would take from a regular analog cigarette. I own and have used every product V2 Cigs sells, and I have never had a faulty product. Receiving a dead battery or atomizer is a surefire way to lose interest in e-cigs. I never have to worry about this with V2 that is a big reason our readers rank it #1 as well. They also will replace your battery if you have any problem and stand behind their product better than most companies out there.

V2’s disposables and Zig-Zag Disposables are a cheap way to try out e-cigs, but I recommend getting one of their starter kits with at least two batteries. If you’re a smoker that always needs a cigarette when you drive, like I was, I highly suggest V2’s Power-Cig. You’ll want to also purchase the car adapter so you can plug your Power-Cig into your 12-volt power outlet. That way you can enjoy the maximum amount of vapor and flavor from your cartridges at all times without worrying about a dead battery. I personally keep one in my car and one in my computer at all times. You can customize your V2 experience with their large list of accessories. Whether you need a lanyard to keep your e-cig accessible, or one of the nicest portable charging cases I’ve seen, V2 has you covered.

Our Favorite V2 Products

Our must-have recommendation from V2 Cigs is the V2 Ultimate Starter Kit. At $149.95 for the classic and $189.95 for the EX, this kit is their most expensive, but it is well worth the price because it includes so many products. In this kit, you receive 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.

When I first got this kit, I was just amazed at how much was packed into that one box. I love that the kit includes 25 cartridges because even if you are a really heavy smoker, that means you are getting your money’s worth from this kit just in cartridges alone. I also love that the batteries arrive with a partial charge so if you just can’t wait to take that first puff, go ahead. The battery is charged enough to let you try it out before you plug it in!

I also really like the design of the Classic V2 Cig. The tip lights up white when you are using it and that is completely unique from other industry products. Most e-cigs come with a blue or red tip, but V2 keeps it unique and the result is a really clean, elegant looking e-cigarette that is pretty discreet even in a large crowd. The EX Batteries are even more discrete as you can’t really notice any lights and it won’t draw lots of attention to you while drawing on it. The vapor on the other hand may. The vapor production from V2 Cigs is out of the world. Seriously, if you think that Green Smoke is the only hard hitter in the vaping world, think again. V2’s e-cigs crank out some serious vaper and they have the perfect throat hit. That vapor production and throat hit only got better with the launch of the EX kits too.

The reason we recommend the Ultimate Kit regardless if you go Classic or EX is more than just about the great value you get. The big reason behind recommending it is because we feel it gives you everything you need to switch to vapor without running into any roadblocks. There is nothing worse than needing that nicotine fix and not having a charged battery or V2 Power-Cig with you. This will drive you crazy, so when you bundle these items, you’ll save up front rather than having to go back and purchase more items at higher individual costs later on.
Usually you have to spend a lot of money for a quality electronic cigarette. It’s a trade-off that has become fairly accepted in the market. However, V2 has developed a catalog of unbeatable products while maintaining low prices. For even more savings, stop by their clearance section. I have complete confidence when recommending V2 to family, friends, and our readers because it is one of the few brands that truly caters to consumers’ needs and offers a product that never sacrifices quality while maintaining low costs. V2 Cigs is always rewarding our readers through contests and the largest coupons available. They also offer a loyalty program through their website that will reward you for spreading the word – definitely worth checking out!

V2 Cigs EX kits are among the best kits available today offering superior taste and functionality from first puff to last.
  • Top Rated by Users
  • Best Cartridge Technology
  • Great Value for Price
  • Lack of different EX battery colors
  • Lack of EX Flavors
  • Cases Need To Be Purchased Separately

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Katie Bercham - CocktailNerd Editor

Katie actually had a negative first experience of electronic cigarettes, picking up a cheap and horrible model from my local mall. Thanks to a chance meeting with co-editor David, she hasn’t had a tobacco cigarette in over 5 years. She brings a strong female voice to the e-cig community.

  • Jeff

    April 15, 2016 #1 Author

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    I got the V2 Cigs Express Starter Kit and wasn’t that impressed but understood it was not the full kit. So I ended up buying the full kit and while it works fine, I just didn’t find a flavor that I liked and it didn’t quite meet the vapor production I wanted as a 2.5 pack a day smoker so I had to move on. I actually wanted to try cloud chasing too so I ended up going with an advanced mod. I’m happy with it and it targets two different types of people. I love wrapping my own coils and now I can choose my own juice too.

  • Lesley

    February 19, 2014 #2 Author

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    The product is good , the customer service is at fault. The wrong product arrived 1.8 instead of .6 and 0, menthol instead of red. I went through their return procedure & the money was never refunded or added to my account. I have lost out on both product and cash I feel very dissatisfied and will not buy from them again.

  • Rain L

    June 9, 2012 #3 Author

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    I was a very happy v2 user. My last two shipments of cartridges have not worked well at all. They said no just keep count and we will replace those the next time you order. The quality has gone downhill!

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