Last updated on December 9th, 2019
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There was a time V2 claimed it was the #1 e-cigarette in America. Fierce competition within the vaping industry has set them back.
We’ve tested practically all of V2 vape pens and vaporizers. Many some been discontinued and we have another review of V2’s Pro Series, but this review focuses on their beginner kits – the basic Standard Kit and the Ex Series.
About the Batteries
V2 Cigs batteries are part of the KR808 series. If you’re into e-cig hardware you know that particular series of batteries is very reliable and if you charge it correctly there’s no chance it will give you problems. These models have automatic activation meaning you don’t have to push any buttons to get your vapor. Just draw on the cartridge. This is typical of all modern cigalike batteries.
As with most e-cigarette companies, V2 offers a few styles in their beginner ecig starter kit lineup. Some have cartridges pre-filled with the e-liquid flavor of your choice, some are refillable.
There are several battery sizes too, ranging from the regular cigarette size to an extra long 110 mm. There’s more power in the long battery which means it will last longer between charges.
If you don’t vape 24/7 you’ll get a good 6+ hours or more than 300 puffs out of the long battery.
Decent Vapor With Several Cartridge Styles
V2 offers several cartridges styles and flavors.
The Standard Kit has a Pre-Filled cartridge. The e-liquid is already in the cartridge. When it’s empty, you throw it away and replace it with a new cartridge.
These Pre-Filled Flavor Cartridges last about same as our other top rated brands of cigalikes – (about 300 puffs). There are three tobacco flavors, three “mint-type” flavors, and six other flavors – Grape, Cherry, Chocolate, Coffee, Vanilla and Cola. You can buy them in packs of 5.
The Ex Standard Starter Kit has a refillable cartridge you can fill with any 50/50 PG/VG e-liquid blend. That’s good because not everyone likes V2’s flavors!
The Standard E-Liquid Starter Kit has a refillable mini tank you can also fill with any 50/50 PG/VG e-liquid blend.
All the above mentioned kits come in colors – white, black, steel and rose gold.
Vapor production is decent for all cartridge styles. If you’re hoping for a strong throat hit, order a higher nicotine level. They range from zero to 2.4% (24 mg.)
V2 has cartridge batch numbers which are listed right on the box. That’s a plus.
Starter Kit Prices
V2 Cigs range from a $39.95 for the V2 Standard Kit to $59.95 for the Standard E-Liquid Kit which has a small refillable tank. You can get the E-liquid Express Kit – which is the basically the same ecig as the Standard E-Liquid Kit without any e-liquid, only 1 refillable tank and no wall charger. It’s been reduced to only $9.97. With an almost 50% price reduction, we suspect it will soon be discontinued.
Big Changes Ahead for V2?
V2 has been around for a long time. It was one of the first big vapor companies and for many years they continued to bring out innovative vape products, but since FDA regulations started, V2 started discontinuing many styles.
The company is proud of the fact they design all of their vapor products in the U.S., and that their e-liquids are third-party tested for purity and safe ingredients. They get points for that, but we think there are stronger companies such as Vaporfi and DirectVapor that do the same, continue to offer new products, and have faster shipping and better customer service.
Best E-Cigarette Guide’s Rating
- Good ecig vapor – e-liquids tested by independent labs and diacetyl-free.
- Different cartridge styles
- Batch Dating
- Shipping can be very slow
- Customer Service is not great
- Many Styles Have Recently Been Discontinued