Best E-Cigarettes 2018

A few years ago, e-cigarettes meant anything and everything that atomizes e-juice and produces vapor, including those what we call ‘vape mods‘ and what not. These days, with all the models and devices available in the market today, the term ‘e-cigarettes’ are now almost exclusively used to pertain to ‘cig-a-likes’ and other devices that mimic the look and feel of analog cigarettes.

E-cigarettes are simple devices and shaped like analog cigarettes to help users easily transition from smoking to vaping. Sometimes, charging cases are shaped like cigarette packs as well so users won’t have to adjust too much when using these devices.

Here, we have a list of the best e-cigarettes currently on the market that’s suitable for beginners who are looking to quit smoking or for advanced users simply looking for a simpler alternative. While there are a multitude of e-cigarette models to choose from, the ones on this list are what we recommend.

Best E Cigarettes Australia 2018 (with Nicotine)

V-Pack II Series Starter Kit

V-Pack II Series Starter Kit

Excellent, Easy To Use 1st Vape Device!

Vaper Empire – V-Pack II Series Starter Kit

Specifications

What's In The Box

First on our list of favorites is the V-Pack II Series Starter Kit. The kit comes with one charging case, two batteries, a USB power cable, one USB wall adapter, a pack of five cartomizers, and a user manual.

The V-Pack II offers users a vaping experience that is remarkably close to smoking analogs. The two batteries are sized just like analogs and the charging case is reminiscent of a cigarette pack, albeit smaller. The device comes in a black and gun-metal color scheme that gives it an elegance that few can match.

Using the V-Pack II is very simple. You simply attach the battery to the cartomizer and start inhaling. The device has an auto switch that fires whenever air is detected to simulate the act of smoking. There are no buttons to fiddle with, making the V-Pack II a true ‘plug and vape’ device. Each battery stem has a capacity of 1200mAh, which gives you enough power to last one cartridge.

Simple, elegant, and portable, the V-Pack II Series Starter Kit is one of the best e-cigarette kits to get started with.

VaporFi Express E-Cigarette Starter Kit Bundle

VaporFi Express E-Cigarette Starter Kit

Everything you need to start vaping!

VaporFi Express E-Cigarette

 

PROS:
  • Two Batteries with varying capacity
  • Sleek quality design
  • Create your own 30ml e-liquid

CONS:
  • No Portable Charge Case

Specifications

What's In The Box

A notch above ‘cig-a-likes’ yet still great for beginners are vape pens. A little larger than the usual cig-a-like, vape pens offer a little bit more battery capacity, power, and some degree of customization. If you choose to go the vape pen route as your first e-cigarette, check out the VaporFi Express E-Cigarette Starter Kit Bundle.

The bundle comes with everything you’ll need to quit smoking and start vaping. The kit includes one standard Express battery, one high-capacity Express battery, a charging adapter, a USB charger, three clearomizer tanks, one 30ml bottle of your choice of flavor, a VaporFi membership card, and a user manual.

The standard Express battery has a 180mAh capacity and measure about 2.5 inches in length, while the Express high capacity battery has a 280mAh capacity that is 3.25 inches long. Both perform similarly and the main difference aside from the size is how long the battery lasts.

The cartomizers included are refillable, which means that when you run out of juice, you can easily refill it with your favorite e-juice. Compared to cartridges wherein you dispose of it once you run out of eliquid, cartomizers off you a degree of customization in that you choose which flavors to use.

With two batteries, cartomizers, and a bottle of e-liquid, the VaporFi E-Cigarette Starter Kit Bundle lets you vape right away without having to purchase anything extra. If you are looking something much more potent than your regular cig-a-like ecigs, the VaporFi Express Kit is one vape pen bundle you should consider.

V2 Standard E-Liquid Kit - EX Series

v2-ex-standard-eliquid-kit

Great Starter Kit From Well Known Vape Brand!

V2 Standard E-Liquid Kit – EX Series

 

Specifications

What's In The Box

One of the best known brands when it comes to e-cigarettes, V2 offers users stylish variants to match your taste. The EX Series is no different. Available in various colors such as Opal, Matte Black, Carbon Fiber, Brushed Steel, Blue Pearl, and Rose Gold, you’ll definitely find a design that right for you.

But the V2 Standard E-Liquid Kit EX Series is more than just a pretty face. Each kit comes with two EX batteries, two 25ml bottles of the brand’s Platinum e-liquid line, a 3-pack of EX blanks, a wall adapter, an express charger, and a user manual.

The standard battery is about 3.11 inches long and lasts about 200 puffs while the long battery, which measures 4.30 inches, can last around 300 puffs. Perfect for users who are new to e-cigarettes, the EX Series simulates the feel and sensation of smoking real cigarettes, giving users no reason to back to analog cigarettes.

Halo G6 Starter Kit

Halo g6 -Best e-cigs

Mimic's regular Cigs, with great flavours!

Halo G6 Starter Kit

 

PROS:
  • Fantastic Flavours
  • Auto or manual batteries
  • Great mimic of regular cigs

CONS:
  • No portable charging case

Specifications

What's In The Box

Known primarily for its superb line of e-liquids, Halo has dipped its feet in the e-cigarette game. One of these is the awesome G6 Starter Kit. Available in nine stylish colors, the G6 gives users a healthy choice of styles to choose from. Designed to mimic the look and feel of analog cigarettes, the G6 is perfect for those transitioning to vaping from smoking.

Each kit includes two G6 automatic batteries, five cartomizers, a USB charger, a wall charger, and a user manual. Being automatic, there are no buttons to press. One simply inhales on to the mouthpiece and the unit starts producing vapor, just like one would with a traditional cigarette.

Halo boasts of its Thermoflow heating system, which ensures a smooth vape and Flameguard technology to prevent any burnt tastes. While this may all be marketing speak, in our experience, it works just as well as advertised. The cartomizers included can either be blank or pre-filled. With the blank ones, you can easily fill it with your favorite e-liquid, or if you are just starting out, you can opt for the pre-filled ones so you can discover new flavors on your own.

Mig 21 Clear Fusion Vape Pen Kit

Mig 21 Clear Fusion Vape Pen Kit

Quality Customisable First Vape Kit!

Mig 21 Clear Fusion Vape Pen Kit

 

PROS:
  • Fully Customisable
  • Quality Batteries
  • Great For Beginners

CONS:
  • Long Battery form factor

Specifications

What's In The Box

If it’s powerful E-Cigarette you’re looking for, look no further than the Mig 21 Clear Fusion Vape Pen Kit. Longer than your usual cig-alike, the Clear Fusion vape pen houses a 380mAh battery that is able to put out 4.2 volts of power. This means more vapor, more throat hit, and a much more satisfying vape than other vape pens offer.

Design-wise, the Clear Fusion is sleek and comes in black, white, stainless steel, and metal rainbow colors. The tank matches well with the battery, and can be refilled with 1.3mls of your favorite e-liquid. Each kit comes with two batteries, three Clear Fusion tanks, one wall adapter, a USB charger, one Ego style carry case, a 30ml bottle of e-liquid, and a user manual with care documents.

Though vape pens are usually reserved for beginners or those new to vaping, the power the Mig 21 Clear Fusion gives can satiate even the most hardcore vapers looking for a stealthier set-up. Stylish, easy to use, powerful, and affordable, the Mig 21 Clear Fusion Vape Pen Kit is worth more than what it costs. Easily one of the best e-cigarette options around.

Best E Cigarettes Alternative

Aspire Breeze 2

Aspire Breeze 2

Best Alternative E-Cigarette Kit!

Aspire Breeze 2

 

PROS:
  • Adjustable airflow (MTL to restricted lung hit)
  • Good battery life
  • Leak free refillable pods

CONS:
  • Long(ish) charge time

Specifications

What's In The Box

Wholly different from the rest of the devices on this list, the Aspire Breeze 2 earns its place as one of the best e-cigarettes due to its easy operation, portability, and solid performance.

The Aspire Breeze 2 looks a lot like the pod vapes that are currently making the rounds, but instead of using pods it employs a traditional 3ml capacity tank with replaceable coils. Battery life is an impressive 3000mAh for its size. Capable of lasting a whole day of vaping. Heavy vapers on the other hand, may have to charge it mid-day.

The Breeze 2 is perfect for beginners with its single button, sparing them from the confusion of having to browse through menus and features. This is not to say that the Breeze 2 is too simple for advanced users though, since many experienced vapers are also snapping these devices up to act as a spare or as a portable alternative to their chunky mods.

The Breeze 2 has a solid aluminum alloy body and a top fill design for easy refilling. The tank is made from PEPG material. All these make the Breeze 2 a pocket-able, solid, great performing vape for vapers both new and old looking for something simple yet effective.

Inside the box, buyers will get one Aspire Breeze 2 unit, one 1.0 ohm U-Tech coil, one 0.6 ohm U-Tech coil, one USB cable for charging, a silicon seal, spare o-rings, and a user instruction manual.

Buying Guide and F.A.Q's
E Cigarettes
For Aussie Vapers 2018
Best e-cigs

What is an e-cigarette?

In the early days of vaping, an e-cigarette was any device that produces vapor to simulate the act of smoking cigarettes. Short for electronic cigarettes, these devices are composed of two main parts, the atomizer (with a tank or cartridge) and the battery. The atomizer is where e-liquid is heated to create vapor, while the battery is the body of the device which houses the power supply. Usually, batteries were built-in which required users to purchase more than one e-cigarette to use while the other is charging.

In time, the term “e-cigarette” is used to describe “cig-a-like” device as opposed to the bigger box-type and tube-type devices which are collectively called as “mods” short for “modified e-cigarettes”.

back to menu ↑

How do e-cigarettes work?

E-cigarettes are electronic device’s that work via battery. An atomizer draws power from the battery to heat up its coils and wick to produce vapor. E-liquid, either dripped or drawn from tanks or cartridges, is vaporized in the coils. An e-cigarette without liquid will result in a burnt wick, which tastes nasty, so be sure your atomizer is always saturated with e-juice before using.

Simple e-cigarettes produce power based on the life of the battery. The weaker the battery, the weaker the vapor. However, in more advanced mods, larger and powerful batteries are used. Some mods produce power based on the battery life while some utilize special chips to produce a constant output – this means the vapor produced is consistent throughout its battery life.

back to menu ↑

Why choose e-cigarettes?

There are three reasons why smokers should choose e-cigarettes over analog ones: cost, social benefits, and health.

The initial cost of an e-cigarette setup may seem higher than a pack of smokes, however in the long run, the savings cannot be denied. E-liquid lasts longer than a pack of cigarettes ,and in most countries, are cheaper as well. Using an e-cigarette for just a month will yield significant savings, more-so in a year’s time.

The social benefits, on the other hand, are much more noticeable on the outset. Once you start using e-cigarettes, you’ll find your breath doesn’t stink of ash of smoke, your clothes smell fresher longer, and your friends and family will appreciate your fresher smell and look. Yes looks. Cigarettes tend to make smokers look aged, e-cigarettes don’t have that effect. In time, after switching to e-cigs, you’ll find your appearance much more pleasant to yourself and others.

But the most important reason to switch is for your health. It’s not a secret that cigarettes kill and cause a long list of diseases – lung cancer, throat and mouth cancer, emphysema, constant hacking and coughing, and more. While e-cigs, they don’t. E-liquids are made from food-grade ingredients, all safe to consume, while vapor doesn’t contain carbon monoxide. Some e-liquids have nicotine in them, but nicotine by itself is no less as harmful as caffeine. In cigarettes, it’s not the nicotine that kills you, it’s the tar, carbon monoxide, and a host of other harmful chemicals used.

If anything, the health benefits alone is worth the price of admission.

back to menu ↑

What is a cartomizer?

When starting out in vaping, beginners will hear lots of new terms they don’t understand. One of which is “cartomizer.” Tanks are self explanatory, while cartridges – which are similar to small tanks – are easy to comprehend. Cartomizers, on the other hand, are a different beast.

Where tanks hold e-liquid that is wicked into the atomizer coil, cartomizers can be described as a large wick. A cartomizer uses a coil that is wrapped in a special foam where e-liquid is stored. A saturated cartomizer then acts like a giant wick where the coil inside it slowly vaporizes the e-liquid to produce vapor.

Though not as common as they once were, cartomizers can still be found, especially for use with beginner devices. If you don’t care much for dripping into atomizers every three or four puffs, cartomizers should be considered. They last a good 20 puffs before needing a refill, and they taste just as good as dripping atomizers.

back to menu ↑

E-cigarette ingredients and components

E-cigarettes are simple devices really. Broken down to its core components, an e-cig will have an atomizer, a battery, and a mouthpiece. E-juice may not be part of the e-cigarette, but it is part of the vaping experience. So in a way, it is a vital piece of the e-cigarette.

The atomizer can come in the form of tanks, cartridges, dripping atomizers, and the like. While some may employ multiple coils and various wick material, the basic function remains the same – all utilizes a coil (or coils) to heat up e-juice to create vapor.

The battery, on the other hand, is simply that. Something to heat the coil with. Some e-cigarettes have removable batteries, while others use built-in ones. Some may have other functions paired with the battery such as variable voltage, variable wattage, and safeguards, while others simply have a button to switch it on and off. No matter the body in which it is housed, the battery’s purpose is to act as a power supply to heat up the coils of the atomizer.

Next is the mouthpiece. Simply put, it is a small opening that protrudes from the atomizer wherein one inhales the vapor created by the coil. There are atomizers that have built-in mouthpieces, but most have removable ones so you can swap them out with ones with various designs and colors. While not the most exciting component of an e-cigarette, without it, you won’t be able to take in the vapor.

Finally, we have the e-juice. Also called e-liquid, these are usually a mixture of flavoring, nicotine and propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin. Nicotine can be optional, while PG and VG can be used either together or alone. Various flavorings can be used, though there are a few who prefer their e-liquid without it. Without e-juice, e-cigarettes are nothing more than little heat-producing gadgets. With it, you get a proper vaping device.

back to menu ↑

E-Cigarettes and Health

E-cigarettes have been the topic of various debates concerning its effects on one’s health ever since it burst into the scene. Studies have shown that vaping is at least 95% safer than smoking cigarettes. While the best alternative to smoking is quitting, the next best thing is switching to e-cigarettes. E-cigs was developed to help smokers quit, and in view of the benefits of vaping over smoking, e-cigarettes are hands-down the best way to quit.

back to menu ↑

E-Cigarettes Safety

With each positive news report on e-cigarettes, there are several more that aim to destroy its reputation. However, what these negative reports often fail to mention are the whys. When accidents occur with e-cigs, all the time it boils down to user error.

Many e-cigarettes today have fail-safes and protections in place to ensure no accidents occur, but like any other electronic device, there are risks ONLY if you fail to follow proper care, maintenance, and usage.

To help minimize accidents, be sure you follow some of these tips:

  • Avoid leaving your device in extreme temperatures prior to using it
  • As much as possible, avoid dropping your e-cigarette
  • If available, be sure to lock or switch off the device when not in use (especially when you put it in your pocket or purse)
  • Only use the proper charger
  • Keep all e-cigarettes and e-liquid away from your pets and children
  • Be sure to read the instruction manual prior to using your device

back to menu ↑

Frequently Asked Vape Questions

When ex-smokers first consider e-cigarettes, they are usually overwhelmed by the vast number of products available in the market today. Not counting advanced mods, the sheer number of models of cig-a-likes and vape pens alone is enough to drive one crazy.

When you are first starting out, there are a few questions you might ask:

How much do I smoke a day?

Is one battery enough?

Do I smoke anywhere, or do I just smoke at home?

How much am I willing to invest on an e-cigarette?

Do I really need the extra accessories?

These questions all correlate to which e-cigarette model is right for you, while only you can truly answer them, let us help you by breaking it down.

(Click Below To Expand Answers)

How much do I smoke a day?

Are you a pack-a-day smoker? Or are you a social smoker that lights up only once or twice a day?

The kind of e-cigarette model you choose and what it offers depends on the frequency of your past smoking habits. For pack-a-day smokers, users will need at least two batteries to swap out during the day – one to use while charging the other.

For social smokers, a single battery will do. Pack-a-day smokers will also want more power and nicotine strength for a satisfying throat hit, while social smokers can get by with lower powered models and low strength e-juice.

Jim Lawson

Jim Lawson

Smoking since my late teens, with a few unsuccessful attempts to quit behind me I discovered vaping in 2012. I have been smoke free since. As a tech geek, I love how vaping allows me to try new set-ups & new innovations. When i'm not testing vape products for ozvapour I can be found watching the EPL or hiking a national park.
Jim Lawson

Latest posts by Jim Lawson (see all)

Is one battery enough?

While social smokers can live with one battery, pack-a-day smokers will need at least two batteries.

If you expect to vape all day, two batteries with a portable charger will suit you just fine.

But if you plan to vape once or twice a day, a single battery will suit you just fine.

Jim Lawson

Jim Lawson

Smoking since my late teens, with a few unsuccessful attempts to quit behind me I discovered vaping in 2012. I have been smoke free since. As a tech geek, I love how vaping allows me to try new set-ups & new innovations. When i'm not testing vape products for ozvapour I can be found watching the EPL or hiking a national park.
Jim Lawson

Latest posts by Jim Lawson (see all)

Do I smoke anywhere, or do I just smoke at home?

If you smoke wherever you go, you’ll need a model that offers two batteries, with enough accessories such as portable chargers, to help you last a day.

However, if you primarily smoke at home, a single battery will do, but make sure the model you choose has pass-through charging to allow you to vape while the device is charging.

Jim Lawson

Jim Lawson

Smoking since my late teens, with a few unsuccessful attempts to quit behind me I discovered vaping in 2012. I have been smoke free since. As a tech geek, I love how vaping allows me to try new set-ups & new innovations. When i'm not testing vape products for ozvapour I can be found watching the EPL or hiking a national park.
Jim Lawson

Latest posts by Jim Lawson (see all)

How much am I willing to invest on an e-cigarette?

The answer to this question varies from user to user. If you feel taking up e-cigarettes is expensive, keep in mind that the initial investment may be pricey, but in the long run, it is still cheaper than smoking analogs.

The health benefits alone is worth it. Sickness borne out of smoking will cost you a fortune in the future, so it’s better to put up the cash now and live a healthier life free from outrageous hospital bills.

That said, you can try out cheaper models to see if vaping works for you then upgrade in the future.

But if you are convinced you’ll be vaping from here on in, investing on a nice model that will last several years is the better option.

Jim Lawson

Jim Lawson

Smoking since my late teens, with a few unsuccessful attempts to quit behind me I discovered vaping in 2012. I have been smoke free since. As a tech geek, I love how vaping allows me to try new set-ups & new innovations. When i'm not testing vape products for ozvapour I can be found watching the EPL or hiking a national park.
Jim Lawson

Latest posts by Jim Lawson (see all)

Do I really need the extra accessories?

This depends on how you see yourself when it comes to vaping.

If you plan to bring along more than one battery, you might find a need for a portable charger, a carrying case, and maybe a few extra e-liquid bottles to ensure you don’t run out while on-the-go.

But if you don’t plan on vaping all the time and want to be discreet about it, a single battery will do with a full tank of e-liquid.

Some accessories are a must for some, while others won’t find a use for it. Plan out your purchases and how you plan to vape and the answers will come to you.

You can also work within a specific budget and choice only the necessities to avoid overspending

Jim Lawson

Jim Lawson

Smoking since my late teens, with a few unsuccessful attempts to quit behind me I discovered vaping in 2012. I have been smoke free since. As a tech geek, I love how vaping allows me to try new set-ups & new innovations. When i'm not testing vape products for ozvapour I can be found watching the EPL or hiking a national park.
Jim Lawson

Latest posts by Jim Lawson (see all)

back to menu ↑

How to choose the right E-Cigarette

Finally, when it comes to choosing the right e-cigarette, after going through the points above, it boils down to your needs and wants.

You might only need a 180mAh battery, but then want two 650mAh batteries. While the 180mAh option is cheaper, if you can afford it, having two 650mAh batteries is much more convenient.

Bigger mAh batteries mean more vaping time, and having multiple batteries mean you won’t have to wait while your device is charging. But if you only have the budget for one small battery, it’s no big deal. If so, try to choose a model that has a portable charging case so you can top up the charge every time you aren’t vaping.

E-Cigarettes come in different sizes, shapes, and colors.

If you are particular about aesthetics, you can choose base on the design and color that suits your personality. Then there’s ergonomics.

While most e-cigarettes look mostly similar, some feel better than others.

Whether it’s the slightly thicker body, or the kind of finish it is wrapped in, or maybe the weight of the whole device – is the battery balanced enough with the cartomizer inserted? Or does one end feel heavier? Ergonomics may not seem like such a big deal, but if you plan on using your device a lot, it makes sense to choose one that is a pleasure to hold.

Finally, there’s the budget.

Some e-cigarettes may fit your budget, but they might turn out to be trash.

However, on the other end of the spectrum, don’t get blinded by higher priced devices either. Some may cost three times your budget, but perform even worse. In the world of vaping, not all that glitters is gold.

Try to set a limit to how much you’ll be spending, research all you can about the models you’re interested in that fits your budget, and you’ll see, despite being priced in the same ballpark, some are worth more than others.

Bottom line, whatever model you choose and how much you spend, it doesn’t really matter. As long as you are satisfied and you get to quit smoking completely, that’s all that counts. Remember, no matter the device, what’s important is you stop smoking and start living a healthier life. Vape on!

Jim Lawson

Jim Lawson

Smoking since my late teens, with a few unsuccessful attempts to quit behind me I discovered vaping in 2012. I have been smoke free since. As a tech geek, I love how vaping allows me to try new set-ups & new innovations. When i'm not testing vape products for ozvapour I can be found watching the EPL or hiking a national park.
Jim Lawson

Latest posts by Jim Lawson (see all)

We will be happy to hear your thoughts

      Leave a reply

      OZ Vapour
      Logo