Review Summary: The Vapor King is a classic electronic cigarette. One of the highest reviewed electronic cigarettes across the web and has been around for a while. The Vapor King functioned like a champ. The hit was strong, and as the name implies, it generates a large amount of vapor. The only thing we didn’t like about it was the size; it’s a bit larger than most models available. That said, the larger battery does last longer, so if you prefer longer battery life and don’t mind the extra size, this may be the perfect e-cig for you.
Pros: Fantastic vapor production and strong hit. Excellent battery life. Superb customer service. USB pass-through included with some kits. Uses cartomizers instead of separate atomizers and cartridges (cartomizers seem to be better quality).
Cons: Size. Color choices on some kits are rather unappealing.
The Vapor King comes with a variety of kit options. The mini PCC kit (PCC = portable charging case) comes with 1 battery, 1 portable charging case, 1 pack of 5 cartomizers, a USB charger, a USB-to-wall wart adapter, and costs $45.00. This is not a “mini” as in size…the “mini” refers to the fact that this kit comes with 1 battery instead of 2.
They also offer an Ultimate Starter Kit, which comes with 2 Vapor King batteries in your choice of colors, 1 USB-Powered pass-through, 1 carrying case, 1 box of 5 cartomizers, 1 USB charger, 1 wall charger, and costs $69.50.
Finally, they offer the Ulimate Ultimatum Starter Kit, which comes with the Portable charging case, 2 batteries in your choice of colors, 1 USB pass-through, a second non-charging carrying case, 1 box of 5 cartomizers, 1 USB charger, 1 wall wart charger, 1 car adapter charger, and costs $99.95.
The Vapor King has a huge selection of battery colors. The only problem we found was the cartomizers don’t always match up with the battery, so you might have a blue battery and a white cartomizer…not a huge deal but something to be aware of. The product has 15 different battery color options as of this writing. Copper, gold, gunmetal, purple, black, lavender, blue, red, green, light green, camo green, chrome, bronze, white, and pink…phew that was a lot!
They also have a selection of carrying case colors, depending on whether you order a charge-on-the-go carrying case or a standard carrying case, you can select from blue, green, light green, lavender, pink, platinum, purple, red, silver, white, and yellow.
If you choose a kit with a USB pass-through, which is like a battery with a wire attached to it that connects to a USB port so you can vape in your office without worrying about draining your batteries. Color options for the USB pass-throughs include the same options as the batteries.
Finally, the cartomizers vary in color depending on what you buy. You could end up with green, blue, tan, or a variety of other colors. It’s a crap-shoot really.
The only thing we don’t love about the Vapor King is the size. It’s a big e-cig. Picture a Camel Wide 100, then add about 15% to the length. Now e-cig enthusiasts don’t mind this at all, in fact it’s a benefit because the larger battery lasts longer than competing products. So, if size is an important factor for you, you may want to try Blu Cigs. If battery life is more important, this may be a perfect fit.
Battery life is great on the Vapor King. Depending on how you smoke, you’ll generally pull about 4 cartridges out of each battery, which is equivalent to roughly 60 cigarettes. Vapor King has a charge-on-the-go carrying case, which is included in some starter kits or can be purchased separately and that will allow you to carry extra batteries, as well as charge them when you’re away from the home or office.
One of the most often overlooked aspects of the Vapor King is the enormous cartridge selection. Vapor King bills itself as having the largest selection of cartomizers in the world. We don’t know if that’s true, but they definitely have well over 100 different flavors available.
Another big win for the Vapor King is that they also offer empty cartomizers that you can refill with your favorite e-liquid. This is perfect for those who already have a favorite e-liquid they want to use with the Vapor King. These are slightly cheaper than the pre-filled cartomizers at $8.95 for a box of 5 vs. $9.95 – $10.50 or so for a box of 5 pre-filled.
Vapor King cartomizers last quite a while; the equivalent of 14 – 18 cigarettes, depending on how you smoke. This is another big seller over other brands with as little as 2 cigarettes per cartridge.
Very smooth draw. Very similar to a real cigarette.
One of the strongest we’ve reviewed so far. This feels just like a real cigarette when you hit it. Everyone here seems to prefer a strong throat hit to a weak one. That said, if you don’t like a strong throat hit, you’ll definitely want to look elsewhere.
While this isn’t as important as throat hit to us, we’ve been asked by several readers to include this in our reviews. Vapor Production is excellent. It’s not the best we’ve tried, but it’s pretty substantial. Definitely close to a real cigarette. Incidentally, we noticed if you use the USB pass-through there seems to be a bit more vapor production. Might just be my imagination, but either way the Vapor King produces a nice, thick cloud.
Vapor4Life prides itself on customer service and they don’t disappoint. They actually contacted us the day after ordering because they were temporarily out of the particular flavor we wanted. They were very accommodating and even offered to send the flavor free when they got it back in stock.
This is the only ECig we’ve found to date that can compete with Blu Cigs as an all-around best electronic cigarette. The only downside is the size really. However, the outstanding performance of the Vapor King really outweighs any problems with it’s size.
I wasn’t a big fan of the the appearance of the carrying case either, but someone else in the office here liked it a lot, so I’ll have to chalk that one up to taste.
Overall, if you’re looking for one of the best e-cigs on the market, and prefer a longer battery life to a super compact size, the Vapor King will be a perfect fit.