With all of the different e-cig brand names and offerings on the market today, it is sometimes easy to forget that some companies just seem to have a more cohesive approach to their product lines than others. All too often, one e-cig maker or another will come out with a great product offering one day, only to strike out with a less satisfactory vaping tool a few months later. Liberty Flights has yet to suffer that embarrassment, but that doesn’t mean that they are immune to the possibility. Just for a change of pace, we thought we’d give them two cracks at disappointing us by reviewing two of their products in one fell swoop. So, in this review of the Liberty Flights Taste Vaping Kit and Premier Kit, we ask that all-important question: is either one of these products the one that breaks the company’s streak of successes?
First of all, it’s important to understand that this is not a new company by any stretch of the imagination. Liberty Flights has earned no small measure of fame by tirelessly creating and distributing not only e-cigarettes, but batteries, e-juices, and vaporizers as well – and they have been doing it since 2009. Headquartered in the UK, the company has developed a devoted following that has provided them the support needed to maintain a variety of retail shops that carry many of their best products. Liberty Flights has expanded into Australia and have made a strong position for themselves and fast becoming one of the top electronic cigarette brands in the Australian market.
As a pioneer in the industry, Liberty has done a fairly good job of carving out its own unique niche within an industry that has grown steadily since the company first came on the scene. Because they produce their own e-liquid to go with their devices, Liberty has an even greater ability to perfectly respond to their customers’ expressed wishes. Those e-juices come in more than two dozen different flavors ranging from tobacco flavored blends to menthol, tea, and more. And, of course, the company is well-known for its starter kits. The Taste Kit and Premier Kit are two examples of these offerings.
The Taste Kit comes with everything you need to start vaping delicious e-juice almost right away. The vaping device might seem simple at first glance, but that simplicity of design disguises some of the most advanced technology available for coil vaporizing today. The Clearomizer is a Kanger EVOD 2, so you know that it’s reliable. Operation of the device is powered by an eGo 900 mAh battery that you can recharge with the included USB charging equipment. The company also includes a 10ml supply of XO e-liquid, available in the strength you select when you order – between 0mg and 24mg.
The EVOD technology uses a 5-click method for turning the battery on and off. If you’re familiar with clearomizers that utilize this feature, then you appreciate how useful the powering sequence is when it comes to preserving battery power and ensuring that your device is not running while it is in your pocket or purse. You also know how beneficial it is for providing more control over the vapor production, and the protection it affords your coils. The technology itself is so prevalent at this point that EVOD is considered an industry standard.
For custom mod users accustomed to a lot of power in their batteries, the 900 mAh unit selected for this device might result in a double-take of sorts. The reality is, though, that this is a powerful battery that provides a tremendous amount of power for vaping while avoiding the type of rapid energy depletion that forces constant recharging.
The kit is a welcome addition to a marketplace that can sometimes seem littered with clearomizer vaping pens that all claim to be the latest and greatest products of their kind. There is virtually no learning curve involved, which makes this a great entry-level device for beginners. At the same time, the sturdy construction and reliable components used in its design make it an attractive option even for more experienced users. And since it a refillable device, there is no e-liquid preference issue that should bar any experienced vapers from trying it. The starter kit sells on the company’s site for £24.99, and is well worth that price.
Given how great the EVOD Taste Kit is, there was probably a good chance that Premier Kit would fail to measure up to that lofty standard – right? Well, if you were worried about that at all, set aside your fears. If anything, Premier Kit is every bit as good as its sister product!
This starter kit comes with an eGo 650 mAh power unit – recharged using the included USB charger, of course. It also uses the CE4 eGo Clearomizer, and your choice of 10ml of any of the company’s 30 e-juice flavor options. That battery has slightly less power than the Taste, but still more than enough to provide you with many hours of quality vaping enjoyment. Plus, you save ten dollars over the Taste Kit’s price, since this product prices out at a mere £19.99. It is also worth noting that the Premier version is a sorter e-cigarette – something that many users prefer for their casual, man-about-town vaping needs.
Like the Taste Kit below, this e-cigarette is perfectly crafted with durable materials that will provide you with vaping enjoyment well into the future. The system is easy to use, with no learning curve. Simply charge the device, fill the clearomizer tank with your preferred e-juice, and start vaping right away! You also get to choose from two different battery colors – the standard steel look or the more daring black design. Both are absolutely gorgeous to look at, and the unit itself has the perfect ergonomic design so many vapers prefer.
As with any refillable clearomizers, the juice you choose is almost as important to your overall experience as your choice of device. In this case, you have a number of different nicotine strengths from which to choose, as well as a full slate of flavor options. Nicotine strengths run from zero nicotine for those who just love the vaping experience to as high as 24 mg for those who still want their nicotine delivered on a regular basis. In between those two extremes, you also have 0.6, 1.2, and 1.8 mg options available for selection.
The flavors are where the real fun happens. The company’s most popular flavor is its menthol, but there are other mint-flavored choices available as well under the menthol banner. These include the delicate Menthol Mist, the cooler Menthol Mint, the powerful Menthol Ice, and others like the Winter Nip, Strawberry Menthol, and Spearmint.
The straight tobacco is another widely-sold variety, for those who still want to enjoy all of the taste benefits provided by their old tobacco products, in a way that avoids all of those harmful side effects. The company also offers something it calls Super Highway, which provides an even more powerful tobacco taste that is drier like those standard cigarettes most vapers smoked at one time or another – but with accents of nut and a hint of sweet flavor added to the blend.
Tobacco and Menthol flavors are just the tip of the iceberg, however. The company also offers fruit blends like Golden Apple, Mango Tango, Tropical Fusion, and Twisted Melon. There’s a raspberry flavor called Summer Rain, Cherry and Sour Cherry, Strawberry, Blueberry, and Berry Nice. Strawberry Kiwi, Wonderberry, and Forest Fruits help to round out the fruit selection.
Finally, there are a host of flavors that offer some of the most unique taste sensations you can find anywhere. Sasparilla, Dandelion and Burdock, Blood Tonic, and Cinnamon Legend offer something vastly different than the typical tobacco, menthol, or sweet fare so many are accustomed to vaping.
These liquids are all designed with a 50/50 ratio of VG and PG, and made using ingredients that the company describes as “pharmaceutical grade.” That even split in the base blend ensures that users get an excellent fusion of quality vapor production and optimal flavor results – hitting that sweet spot in which so many vapers live.
Clearly, there is a lot to like about each of these products, and far too much to like about the e-liquids the company makes! But what about the drawbacks? Well, there is one major drawback, of course. These are clearomizer starter kits, so if you are one of those customization enthusiasts looking for a device that you can easily alter to suit your own individual preferences, then you are likely to be sorely disappointed.
That’s not most of us, however. And for anyone who is just looking for a superior vaping device that offers amazing ease-of-use to go with its quality vapor production and superior flavor management, either one of these kits offer a solid choice. With all of that said, it would appear that there is no immediate danger of Liberty Flights ending its streak of product successes any time soon. Both of these offerings are the types of gems we’ve come to expect from the company, and we highly recommend them for your vaping pleasure.