Victory Electronic Cigarettes is a brand with a great website, but we are going to review the details of the product itself as well to see if they achieve Victory in appealing to our readers. Putting the word play aside now, the product we received for review is the Full Electronic Cigarette Starter Kit in Regular flavor.
The presentation of the kit is a slight bit different than normal e-cigarette kit cases because the top slides off rather than having the magnetic flap that pops open the top on a hinge. The box is all black with the Victory logo on the top, a digital version of their e-cig on the side, the flavor on one end of the box, and the UPC label on the other. When you open the box, there is an assembled electronic cigarette presented to you right away that is secured by two flexible pieces of string. So you can literally use this e-cig right out of the box. Underneath the full e-cig and cardboard flap displaying the e-cig is a car charger, wall charger, USB charger, and a 5 pack of cartridges.
One problem we have with this presentation method right off the bat is that the cartridge on the assembled e-cig has no plastic tips and isn’t sealed fully. While we don’t think there is any sanitary issue, it could result in the cartridge drying out a bit quicker. This is a minor point if stock is properly rotated, which we have no reason to believe it isn’t, and if you use your e-cig when you get it, which most people will. Other than that, it is a unique way to present the Victory Starter Kit.
Using the actual assembled e-cig, some priming was required as is normal with almost any e-cig in the two piece design. After 3-5 puffs, you will have full vapor production and throat hit. The e-cig is a white battery with tan cartridges. After we got the full production, it was satisfactory overall. It wasn’t the most vapor ever, but it was more than enough. The taste of the regular cartridge is very similar to traditional tobacco cigarettes. The throat hit is pretty strong and will meet the need of most pack-a-day smokers out there.
Since we raised concern over not having the first cartridge sealed, we wanted to try it with one fresh from the 5-Pack of cartomizers included with the kit. These cartridges aren’t in plastic or sealed containers, but have the plastic tips to help protect them. Vapor production, throat hit, and flavor were all improved by about 5-10% according to our team reviewers.
Overall this is a decent kit for the $59.99 price point, however we would like to see the cartridges sealed better and we will reach out to Victory Electronic Cigarettes to try and get some more flavors to try before judging them too much on any flavors. The regular flavor itself was satisfactory, so their other flavors are probably going to result in the same satisfaction levels. You can watch our cartridge section for the review on those once we get more cartridges in to try.