The Halo G6 E-Cigarette – One of Our Highest Rated Electronic Cigarettes
I was very excited to have the opportunity to try out The Halo G6 E-Cigarette since I’ve been hearing a lot about their quality Cartomizers and e-liquids. Halo is a U.S. company that manufactures all of its products in the U.S.
They have several styles of e-cigarettes including the popular Triton Tank, (which I also reviewed), but I first tested the G6 model which looks more like a cigarette.
Halo E-Cigarette’s Website
Halo’s site has so many e-cig styles and choices it can seem a bit overwhelming. They have many attractive product photos, but I think they could do a better job with the product descriptions, particularly starter kits. Hopefully, this review will give you an idea of what you’re looking at when viewing the Halo website.
The G6 Cartomizer
The Halo G6 start kit is highly customizable. You not only choose your battery colors and sizes, you can choose either pre-filled cartomizers or blank cartomizers. It’s best to buy extra e-juice even if you choose the prefilled carts because you’ll need it faster than it takes to place your on-line order. Yes you can re-fill Halo’s cartomizers! You know immediately they’re different from those you don’t refill (like Green Smoke’s FlavorMax Cartomizers) because you can smell the flavors right through the carts.
The Halo E-liquid Sampler is a good way to preview Halo’s smoke juice without having to invest in a full 30ml bottle of each flavor. Each e-liquid sample pack contains six 7ml bottles and the cost is only $24.99. If you choose to order single 7ml bottles, the cost is $5.99. Prices can change, so check the site.
Halo E-Cigarette G6 Battery
I was immediately impressed with the design of the battery and even the manual battery switch. The battery has a smooth brushed metal finish that’s very classy. If you choose to order the manual battery, the switch button is slightly recessed so it doesn’t detract from the design of the sleek e-cigarette. It’s also stable and doesn’t feel like it’s going to pop off any minute. If you’re not familiar with manual e-cigarettes, the battery is activated when you press the button and take a puff.
The Halo G6 battery will stay active for about 5 seconds – certainly long enough to inhale a good amount of vapor. The battery then turns off so it doesn’t overheat. This an important feature because automatic, non-manual lithium ion batteries can experience overheat and burn out quickly. Halo’s G6 battery lasted me 2-3 hours before I had to recharge.
The initial battery charge is 8 hours. You should vape for 20 minutes, then put it back on the charger for another 2 hrs to extend the life of battery.
The Refillable Halo G6 Cartomizer
You don’t have to continually refill Halo’s G6 Cartomizer. Refilling a cart with e-juice is not for everyone, but Halo is one of the few companies that gives you that option. To add your e-liquid you first remove the plastic mouthpiece at the tip of the cartomizer.
I noticed that unlike other Cartomizers that take e-liquid, the wick is not visible. That means your e-liquid doesn’t touch the wick which can lead to burning the polyfill. If that happens, your vapor will taste dreadful.
Prefilled cartridges are very full, but once it runs out it does take a bit of skill to fill this cartridge. You don’t want to get the juice directly into the Cartomizer hole, so if you have shaky hands, I recommend you forget the e-juice ritual and order another pack of cartridges.
Adding 10-15 drops seem to do the trick and there was no leakage, but don’t expect to start vaping immediately. The Halo G6 needs to absorb the liquid for about 30 minutes. Although Halo liquids have good vapor and outstanding taste, I discovered that the G6 burns through liquid like wildfire. I had to refill the cart every hour if I was vaping it regularly.
Halo’s liquids are all medicinal grade and US made under strict lab quality control. No offense to Chinese manufacturers, but US e-liquids are far superior to any e-juice made in China. Halo’s flavors happen to be some of the tastiest and most popular in the world. (yes they ship internationally).
More on the G6 Vapor and Taste…
I tried Halo’s Prime 15 Tobacco flavor. It was smooth and full flavored. After reviewing so many bad tobacco flavored Cartomizers I was thrilled; in fact, this was the flavor that made me realize I would never smoke tobacco again. Vapor is about as high in volume as V2Cigs, and it has a nice throat hit that’s full but not harsh, even on the modest 12 mg nicotine level I tested.
Price and Features of a Starter Kit
Halo’s G6 starter kit is just $44.99. It comes in an impressive padded black box that also serves as a storage case. It’s pretty, but the box I received smelled of glue, so I returned it.
You get two batteries in your choice of 2 lengths and 9 colors, manual or automatic; a 5-pack of Cartomizers – (your choice of 8 flavors and nicotine levels), a USB adapter and a wall charger. If you like, you can choose from several styles of blank cartomizers.
According to the Better Business Bureau, The Halo Company has had only 2 complaints in last 3 years. All were shipping related and all were resolved.
Putting all favorites aside, I rate Halo’s G6 E-Cigarettes an impressive 9.8 stars. PC Magazine agrees, as they have awarded the G6 their coveted Editor’s Choice Award.
Best E-Cigarette Guide’s Rating – 9.8
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- An award-winning e-cigarette system
- High quality, medicinal grade E-juices are also flavorful and true to the name of the e-liquid
- Great color choices on batteries. Reasonably priced
- You can order either prefilled or blank Cartomizers. The prefilled carts are refillable
- Vapor production is very good
- Takes a bit of skill and effort to fill the cartomizers. You do smell the e-liquid in a filled cartomizers.
- E-liquid does not last long before refilling is necessary
- I received a Starter Kit Box that smelled like glue.