Vape Club is a UK vendor with a pretty health selection of products including a number of products familiar to us American consumers especially some of the higher-end e-liquid offerings. The company also sells basic starter kits for new vapers. I received an example of the latter recently for review. It’s their most basic kit and it’s actually a special offer model for just 1 Pound. Here’s a quick look at what you’ll get for your quid. Also, I promise to not try and talk British any longer.
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|Product name||The Beginner Kit|
|Available from||Vape Club (UK)|
|Competing products||V2 Cigs, Smokeless Image|
|Who’s it for?||Beginners and current smokers|
VapeClub Beginner Kit Review
If there’s one thing I can say about Vape Club’s beginner lineup is they don’t over charge. The price for this particular kit is just £4.99, however they also have what they’re calling a “free trial” for a disposable modle, although it will still cost you £1.00 for shipping.
Before I go on with the review, as far as I could see, there’s no auto-ship or expiring trial (they mention as much on the offer page as well). I’ve made my stance on “free” trials before, so you should always remain vigilant as well.
Ok, so back on track. As I was saying, the price is right for this kit. With that being said, it’s a pretty anemic setup. A single battery, a cartomizer and a USB charger. Even beginners should consider at least picking up one of the other kits that include multiple batteries. Or, better yet, an eGo-based kit, but that’s an article for another day.
The kit itself is pretty straight forward. You have a white automatic battery that illuminates via an orange LED at the tip when puffed on. The cartomizer is tan and features that speckled pattern you see on cigarette filters.
While the company seems to carry a great deal of other gear that uses regular 510 standards, this kit uses neither the 510/eGo nor the 808 standard (which is very popular in this type of e-cigarette.)
In general, that mans that you won’t be able to use this battery with other devices, nor use the cartomizer on other e-cigarettes. Because Vape Club sells a huge range of stuff, it seems like anything in their beginner line is intended more as sort of stepping stone to other gear. Because of that, I don’t consider it a huge loss to not have a compatible standard.
The cartridges I received (the 1 with the kit, plus 5 pack of refills) are pretty standard 16mg tobacco flavored deals. It’s a fairly non-distinct flavor, a sort of mildly sweet generic tobacco I’ve sampled in countless other similar devices.
Perfromance is equally average. Vapor is satisfying, but nothing that makes it stand out from other gear. In general, the device isn’t terrible, especially at the price.
If you, or someone you know, is looking for a very basic kit to just get a feel for things, at the price they’re offering, I think it’s a good choice. I would suggest getting one of the kits that include at least two batteries and more cartomizers so you can experience the device for more than a few hours.