By: Nicholas King.
Last Updated: November 14, 2018.
9.4 Final Score
VaporFi Express Kit Bottom Line
This style of e-cig is known as a Cigalike, popular with new users and people wishing for a smoking alternative. The VaporFi Express kit is one of the best, if not the best Cigalikes available, with easy to use features and the quality you would expect from a top line brand. Available with either prefilled cartridges or refillable tanks and two batteries makes this a great kit to start and expand on as the user wishes.
The Cigalike style of an e-cigarette is particularly popular with new users and specifically those who want to try vaping who are used to smoking. The VaporFi Express Kit is one Cigalike e-cig on the market, but how good is it in comparison to the other, and often cheaper models on the market? Let’s take a closer look to see!
Cigalikes are called such because of their likeness with traditional cigarettes, so as you would expect the VaporFi Express Cigalike matches this design. It comes in an all white design, with a small yet subtle logo on the side.
The kit comes complete with 2 different battery sizes, one measuring at 2.5 inches and holds 180mAh of power, whilst the other measures 3.25 inches and lasts longer with 280mAh of power. With a small overall diameter, the Express kit is small and easily fits into your pocket without even realizing it's there.
The overall look and feel of this device are very professional, it has a slight weight to it making it feel like a solid, quality device. So good is this kit we had to vote it high in our list of the best e-cigarettes.
The batteries that come with the Express Kit are both automatic. This means that it automatically fires upon puffing on the e-cig. There are others on the market which have a small firing button, but when the manufacturers get the automation right, it's by far the easiest option and removes accidental firing when placed in your pocket. Gladily we're happy to report that VaporFi has indeed got this right, the responsiveness is immediate and activated immediately on your puff.
The good news is that you are provided with two batteries, so when one's on a charge, you can still vape with the other! The charging process could not be easier, simply screw onto the included USB dongle and place either in your USB port on your computer or use the included wall adaptor. The USB dongle has an LED light which shows red during charge and changes to green when the charge is complete.
VaporFi introduce 3 different tank options for this kit that include:
Although not included in the kit, the portable charging case is an additional accessory that can be used to not only carry your e-cig around but also charge the battery. It features a slot to charge one battery at a time and holds the spare battery and cartridges.
With the prefilled cartridges you do get a number of flavors to choose from, these include:
These options cover pretty much all vaping types, from those who use to smoke a lot, to those wishing to cut down gradually.
If you chose the refillable cartridge or the Mini Clear tank, then you have a far greater choice of flavors and strengths, far too many to list here! You can either choose an off the shelf e-liquid or use VaporFi e-liquids for a custom blend of your choice.
We all know that this style of e-cig is not designed for huge vape clouds and experienced vapors. It's designed specifically for new users and those wishing for a cigarette alternative. So it's really all about the hit on your throat, the smoothness, and the vape feeling.
We were pleasantly surprised with the Express Kit when we compare it with other Cigalikes. The vape is really smooth, and although we were using the 1.2% nicotine cartridges, the hit was really actually very good indeed.
It's hard to judge which is the best flavor, as we all have different tastes, but the classic tobacco, in our opinion, was the best tobacco flavor and the Cherry was a really pleasant taste that we all enjoyed.
As far as battery life is concerned, the standard, smaller battery lasts a pretty decent amount of time. Probably for a heavy vaping user, it would last half the day, so the spare battery is a huge plus and being larger should last the majority of the day!
We were really pleased with the overall performance of the VaporFi Express kit and pleased to see they include 2 batteries. The prefilled cartridges are ideal for new users who don't want to mess around filling tanks up and come in a decent selection of flavors and strengths.
The refillable cartridge is a little trickier to fill than the Mini Clear tank, plus the Mini Clear tank is transparent so you can see your juice levels. For these reasons, if you are choosing the refillable option, then we suggest going for the Mini Clear tank.
All in all, we think this kit is one of the best e-cig starter kits on the market, that should help you start vaping or replace your smoking habit with vaping.