Yes I know how this looks – I’m doing a review on disposable e-cigs that you can purchase at the gas station or deppaneur (Quebec term for variety store) – this is definitely not something “real” vapers would ever use – I certainly don’t! However, recently these pens style e-cigs have been popping up all over Montreal in gas stations, deppaneur’s, and even pharmacies, and people are buying them!
I can totally understand the craze. When I was still smoking I was looking for a safer alternative and ended up going with something like this. It definitely helped, but the attraction wore off very quickly – 5 eGo’s, 1 Omega, and Lavatube later I was bit by the vaping bug!
In a society where smoking is becoming more and more difficult e-cigs like this are becoming more and more popular. These guys have been campaigning hard locally in Montreal to get there e-cigs in stores, they have been running promos offline and online, they have a very slick marketing campaign that appeals to smokers, and it’s working, people are vaping them everywhere!
So, I had to give it try!
They currently come in 6 flavours: Cherry, Menthol, Grape, Classic (Tobacco), Vanilla, and Cafe. They are designed like a standard pen style e-cig, reminds me of the Joyetech 510, but disposable, they are automatic, the juice is a PG/VG mix (not sure how much), natural and artificial (does not list artificial ingredients) flavourings , and they are nicotine free.
They come in a clear plastic tube with a lable at the top that indicates the flavour and basic ingredients (named above). The package claims they are good for 500 puffs, but as we all know that is completely relevant depending on your vape style. Finally, they cost $8.99.
I have to admit, these disposable e-cigs have come a long way – the flavour is not bad and surprisingly they produce pretty good vapor. This is not something I would use, I may not even recommend it to someone thinking about switching, but I am biased since I’m a vapor geek.
I purchased Grape Sensation and Vanilla Kiss. I have to admit the flavour wasn’t bad at first – but there was ZERO throat hit and the taste wore off quickly. Grape sensation tastes kinda like warm grape koolaid or grape medicin. It lasted about 3 days and died.
For a disposable e-cig – it’s high on the list – but it really isn’y anything special.
Personally, I would like to see eGo’s being sold in the open market. Most people have no clue what they are missing.
In the end vaping is a personal thing and the choice is yours to make – stay tuned for a video review on these and let me know your thoughts.