- Used to have variety
- Formerly good prices
- No longer in business
Vaporin was a little late to the game when it came to cig-a-likes but they carved out a niche for themselves in mostly selling blister type packs at really reasonable costs. They are still available in 2 kit options but are not pushed as much anymore and the brand is actually not promoted on its own anymore. We’ll still give you the rundown of their products since we’ve used them extensively and they are still being sold. Vaporin had made the push into the vaporizer space and they still sell four kits that are pretty good overall for the price. We’ll take a look at those as well in this review of Vaporin.
Starting with the cig-a-like kits, they have 2 kits as we mentioned. The first is called the portable starter kit. This kit comes in a cardboard box fashioned like a box of traditional analog cigarettes. It has the flip top to it the same as well. Inside is 1 battery, 1 USB charger, 1 manual, and 2 cartridges. Then they also ship you a 5 pack of refill cartridges to bring the total to 7 cartridges included. It is priced at $37.95. The initial price point to us is a bit high for what is all included in the kit. You don’t get a wall charger and the storage box will deteriorate over time to not be a viable option to carry it around.
The product is really geared towards ease of use. All you need to do to start vaping is to screw the cartomizer on to the battery and inhale. The battery is automatic so there is no button to push. The cartridges contain a new atomizer inside each one so it is maintenance free as well. The kit can only be ordered in tobacco and menthol flavors so there isn’t much option regarding that choice. Then as far as refill cartridges go, you can only purchase classic tobacco and peach flavoring. So if you’re a menthol fan, you might want to find another brand right away.
The more advanced kit available for purchase is that Original Starter Kit which comes in a regular cig-a-like box with 2 batteries, 5 cartridges, a manual, a USB charger, and wall charger. This kit sells for $59.99 and for what’s included we really do recommend you look at another brand. It can only be ordered in original tobacco flavor.
The vapor production on these units is average at best for cig-a-likes. It isn’t terrible and it does satisfy nicotine cravings but it isn’t as much as you would get from White Cloud or the V2 Cigs EX series. The throat hit also is just average and doesn’t emulate smoking as well as others. The lack of flavor options is also a huge drawback for us as most vapers like to have some variety in their cig-a-like use. If you don’t like the one or two flavors they have, you pretty much have a worthless kit.
Quite honestly, it looks as though they are winding down the brand so you may not want to go with these Vaporin cig-a-like kits and instead look at something like White Cloud or V2 Cigs for your cig-a-like experience if that’s what you’re looking for.
On to the more promising side of the brand. We don’t think they are really pushing any new items into the Vaporin brand as we’ve mentioned but they do have a few good kits that are for intermediate vapers ready to try something other than cig-a-likes. The lowest priced is the Express Starter Kit at $24.99 and the highest priced is the Freedom Vape Starter Kit at $149.99.
The Express Starter kit is a decent option to buy from them because it has a 650mAh battery and a 1.6mL tank clearomizer that you can fill with any liquid. So it won’t be phased out over time and you know you can keep using it. The vapor production on this unit is just above the cig-a-like kits and with the right e-liquid you can get an adequate amount of throat hit to please you. It doesn’t come with a wall charger but it does have a USB charger so you can charge it. The kit is really geared towards new vapers and should satisfy a first time vaper.
The Presidential 2.0 Starter Kit costs $49.99 and comes with a color option for the battery. They only have black and chrome so it isn’t a huge difference that would draw us in as neither color can really be considered something out of the norm. You do get a free 30mL bottle of juice with this kit though and a 900mAh battery. There are 8 flavor options and that helps offset the cost of the unit some. The downside is that you can’t choose the strength of the e-liquid so you’re stuck with the average strength. That might not be enough for everyone or give them the throat hit or vapor production they are looking for. While you can replace the liquid with whatever you want afterwards, you want to be able to enjoy the included 30mL too. The button to activate it has LED indicators that tell you when the battery is low too. All that aside, we’d recommend the Kanger EVOD Mega over this kit for much less and a better experience.
The Pro Glass Air Starter Kit is sold at a reduced price of $69.99 and that’s still a bit high for what you are getting. While the battery features a variable voltage from 3.3 to 4.8 volts, the form factor look of it turns us off a bit. The tank is made larger and has great air flow adjustments but it doesn’t keep a uniform circumference throughout the unit. The top is somewhat bulky because of this. You also can’t choose the flavor of e-liquid that comes with this, but on this kit you can choose the strength. So that’s another indication that this brand won’t be around. The vapor production is the best when compared to the units above but still leaves a lot to be desired at this price point.
The next unit we don’t really have to recommend you avoid because it’s a different kind of vaporizer. This is a dry herb vaporizer and it does well at that. It is the Freedom Vape Starter kit that is on sale for $149.99. This unit has a 2600mAh battery that will last you a good amount of time vaping the dry herb. It has several temperature settings so you can find the perfect setting for the material you are vaping. It will depend on how much you pack in and also how dense the material is to determine what is the best temperature. Having the flexibility though is a great feature. The mouthpiece is made of Pyrex Glass and that is huge because other vapes with plastic on the mouthpiece can melt and who wants to inhale plastic? Overall this is a great dry herb unit and it’s about the only Vaporin product we recommend you look at.
As we’ve said in this review, Vaporin had a niche that worked pretty well for them. However, they have mostly abandoned the brand and are selling off inventory as they make their trek into the next logical step. They are now The Vape Store and sell almost every popular brand of Vape on the market. We would say you’d be much better off buying any other products from The Vape Store over the Vaporin brand. The most positive takeaway from Vaporin was the quality of the brand, we never experienced any issues and they’ve looked to continue the high quality control standards as they’ve evolved into a Vape Store.
- Used to have variety
- Formerly good prices
- No longer in business