RedCig’s goal seems to be offering as realistic-looking e-cigs as possible at a price that won’t break your bank. What that means is that they are made to look like regular combustible cigarettes you light up, but with all the advantages of electronic cigarettes. Do they succeed or fall flat on their face? Read on to find out what we thought.
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Designed to look and feel like a traditional cigarette, the RED Disposable is available in 6mg and 11mg nicotine strengths. Users can also choose between tobacco or menthol flavors.
The disposable comes in a sturdy plastic box, and the labels on it are clean and tastefully done. The overall packaging looks like one is getting a quality product. Since it is a disposable e-cig, not much is included save for the battery. Each unit is about the equivalent of 50 cigarettes, which makes it a great value.
Overall performance is not great, however, with weak vapor and mediocre flavors. Throat hit is not significant as well. It is reasonably priced, though, and it may work in a pinch if there are no alternatives around.
RED Starter Kit
Similar in appearance to the RED Disposable, the starter kit from RedCig is a rechargeable unit that comes with two cartridges (one in 6mg and the other in 11mg nicotine strengths). A card case and USB charger are also included.
The device lights up when in use and it even emits a nicotine smell. This helps in giving ex-smokers feel comfortable vaping the first time. Battery life is typical for cig-a-likes, lasting about two hours a charge. However, this can depend on how one vapes.
Vapor production is mild, and the throat hit is feeble. This can be a problem for ex-smokers who are used to the harsh hits of real cigarettes. Five flavors are available – menthol, light tobacco, regular tobacco, cherry, and apple – and while all these taste decent, they are not exceptional.
If the vape is good enough for you, and you’d like to invest in a more substantial kit, you can purchase other packages that come with more inclusions. One is the RedCig Deluxe Kit ($68.66), and it includes two batteries, two USB chargers, one wall charger, a card case, and five additional cartridges in addition to the two already included.
The other is the RedCig Ultimate Kit ($99.19) that includes three batteries, three USB chargers, one card case, two wall chargers, along with ten cartridges.
The Kits Overview
In an effort to appeal to as many ranges of budgets as possible, the company offers a number of different starter kits. The very basic one (the Disposable Kit) only costs £6.99, and it comes with a single battery, 50 cigarettes and a case. As you can see by the number of included cigs, these are meant to be very disposable. This basic kit comes with no charger, so you will either need to upgrade if you want one or buy one individually.
The Starter Kit comes with 100 cigarettes, a battery, a case and a USB charger. It will cost you £19.99.
The Deluxe Kit comes with twice as many items as the Starter Kit (that’s 200 cigarettes) and it has a wall charger as well.
If you want the most comprehensive kit, you can pick up the Ultimate Kit for £64.99. It comes with three batteries, three USB chargers, two wall chargers, a case and 300 cigarettes.
How They Vape
RedCig’s products look and act a lot like conventional cigarettes, they light up red when you activate them; they are shaped and designed like traditional cigarettes, and they give off a nicotine smell as well. But of course, you will be releasing vapor into your lungs and into the air instead of smoke.
The battery life is industry standard, offering around two hours of use for each charge which takes about two hours to fully charge. The vapor production is quite mild, and it may not offer the pleasing throat hit that experienced e-cig users are looking for.
Only five flavors are on offer- menthol, light tobacco, regular tobacco, cherry and apple. They taste very much like traditional cigarette flavors, but they aren’t the exceptional, quality flavors that the company advertises. In fact, they tend to taste pretty flat once you get near the end of using one.
RED E-Cigs – Should You Buy It?
The price isn’t bad for an electronic cigarette, but these aren’t very good e-cigs to begin with. If you want something that really mimics that conventional cigarettes and feels like what you are used to as a smoker, then RedCigs is one of the few choices out there. But if you really want a great e-cig, there are better choices available.
- The price is decent
- Looks and behaves like a conventional cigarette
- Below average flavors
- Poor selection
- Middling quality product
RedCigs fills a niche part of the e-cig market, but they have trouble doing even that very well, and we can’t recommend them to anyone outside of those who absolutely need something that looks like a conventional cigarette.