Vape City Review: Two Locations in Las Vegas to Vape and Lounge
Vape City started like many other vape stores as a way to spread the gospel of vaping. The owner of the chain is an ex-smoker, converted by e-cigarettes. He wanted to let other people know about vaping, as well as giving people a one-stop-shop experience.
The first Vape City opened in 2013, and the second opened in 2019. The retail business is split between its website and the brick-and-mortar locations that also double as vape lounges. Users can go to either Vape City location to get friendly, knowledgeable advice as well as sample the store’s different brands of e-juice in comfortable surroundings.
Christina MatthewsUpdated: May 8, 2020
GeekVape Bident Pod System
Sleek, portable design
Two pod/coil options for different vaping styles
The GeekVape Bident pod system is an open system device with an internal 950mAh battery. The assembled device measures less than 90mm (88...
Vape City began as a haven for ex-smokers who turned to vaping. The owner opened the shop intending to help people make the switch to e-cigarettes, the same way he did. The first location opened in 2013, and it also doubled as a vape lounge where people could relax and vape. After the initial success of the first shop, a second opened in 2019.
The brand operates an online store, as well as its two locations around Las Vegas. The website is plain and bare bones. It offers users many different product categories ranging from starter kits to mods to RDAs and pod or cartridge devices. The site also boasts over two-dozen e-juice selections in both regular and nicotine salt varieties.
Users can also browse the Special Sales and New Arrivals section of the website to find deals as well as new gear. Special Sales features discounts of mods, e-juices, and accessories like coils or pods.
The New Arrivals section is where visitors can browse the newest mods like the Amulet, a pod system worn like a watch. Users can order their items via the website or visit one of two different locations. The stores also feature comfy couches where vapers can talk about their favorite mods or e-juices.
The following product selection is only a small sampling of what Vape City has to offer. Vapers who want a more in-depth look at what the store has in stock should check out the website or if they are in the Las Vegas area, the store itself.
The GeekVape Bident pod system is an open system device with an internal 950mAh battery. The assembled device measures less than 90mm (88mm or 3.4″) tall and only 18mm wide (0.7″). The device uses a refillable 3.5ml pod that comes pre-installed with two coil types.
The coils are not removable and are integrated into the pod itself. Users can select from the two pod options that come in the kit. The 0.8ohm pod offers a direct-lung style of vaping, while the 1.2ohm pod offers a mouth-to-lung experience.
The battery section has a single switch, as the device is a manual draw, not an automatic draw. The switch also lets users choose from three voltage outputs: 3.4V, 3.6V, 3.8V. The battery is fully rechargeable, and the device features a micro USB port for charging.
The GeekVape Zeus atomizer is a sub-ohm tank designed to use plug-and-play coils. The two coils that come in the Zeus kit are mesh-style, Kanthal coils both rated at sub-ohm resistances.
Users can select from the pre-installed Mesh Z2 0.2ohm coil or the spare Mesh Z1 0.4ohm coil head. The Zeus can hold a standard 3.5ml e-liquid with its pre-installed glass. The kit includes an extender glass that can raise the capacity to 5ml of liquid.
The Zeus also boasts a removable 810 drip tip, along with a gold-plated 510 connection at its base. The tank features an all-stainless steel construction except for the glass section. The tank also has top and bottom airflow control rings for exceptional user control.
Coastal Clouds is a California-based e-juice maker that specializes in capturing the unique flavors the Golden State has to offer. Vape City carries the full Coastal Clouds line-up of fruit-based flavors.
Users can choose from mouth-watering delights like Blood Orange Mango Snow Cone or Iced Mango Berries. There are many other fruit-based options, but Coastal Clouds tries for sweeter confections as well.
They feature a Maple Butter flavor for vapers with a sweet-tooth while their Deep Sea line features beach-side favorites like taffy and watermelon. Coastal Clouds sells their e-juices in 60ml bottles. Users can choose from three different nicotine strengths, like 0mg, 3mg, or 6mg.
Cookie Twist is a three-option line of e-liquids based around cookies. Users can choose from three cookie-based options like Frosted Sugar Cookie, Banana Oatmeal Cookie, and Strawberry Honey Graham. Each comes in its unique-colored bottle. As the Frosted Cookie is all-black, the Banana Oatmeal is all-yellow, and the Strawberry is black and red. The flavor profile of each ranges from sweet to creamy to luscious as they all feature tastes aimed to please.
The Frosted Sugar has a light sprinkling of powdered sugar, while the Banana Oatmeal is more wholesome. The Strawberry Honey promises the crunchy sweetness of a graham cracker with a slight dollop of strawberry jam. Each flavor comes in two, single 60ml bottles with three nicotine strengths to choose from starting at 0mg, 3mg, and 6mg.
Cannot see the juice level without taking off the side panel
asMODus Spruzza is a regulated, 80W squonk mod that features stab-wood side panels. The Spruzza is a dual-18650 device and has the GX-80 HUT chip installed into its frame. The device has a novel power and firing mechanism. It utilizes a simple light-switch-like handle to select from its various outputs.
One side of the mod features the switch, while the other panel is removable so users can install the battery or access the squonk bottle. The reservoir for the bottle can hold up to 6ml of e-liquid. The mod also features a 0.91″ side-screen that is touch-sensitive so users can swipe and choose their selections.
The Spruzza features a zinc alloy frame with stabilized wood, in different colors, as its side exterior. The GX-80 HUT offers users vaping outputs like variable wattage up to 80W, temperature control, and curve settings.
Vape City Delivery Options
Vape City can deliver items to any address in the continental US as well as to Armed Forces locations. The company currently does not offer international shipping. Shipping costs are determined at checkout, as users have to fill in their information and then get a price estimate. Typical shipping time ranges from 3-5 business days, but users will have to check with the store or carrier for more accurate arrival time.
Deals and Discounts
The company does not offer any dedicated discounts for members of the armed forces (active-duty or veteran), nor does it feature discounts for law enforcement of first responders. The site does offer discounts on selected items on their Special Sales page, as well as offering half off of all e-juices (at the moment, it may change later). The e-juice deal is buying one and getting half off a second bottle, which, again, is a limited time offer.
Guarantees and Warranties
There are no specific warranties or guarantees offered by the company at the moment. Users have the option of returning defective or damaged items to the store if they notify a customer service representative. There is a fifteen-day period for customers to return items, but only after they make a claim to the store and send a photo of the damaged or incorrect item.
The store has mostly positive reviews from customers both in person and on the website. The store gets high marks for its professional and courteous service, while its prices also get a lot of attention. It seems that the store has a lot of in-store promotions on e-liquids and mods, so anyone walking into the store can get a great deal on many types of items.
Vape City vs. VapeBox
VapeBox is an online vape store and subscription service that lets users choose from a monthly package of expertly-curated e-juices. Users can also browse the wide selection of products in their stock that does not require a monthly subscription. If users wish, they can choose from five monthly plans that cater to different palates.
Users can choose a starter selection that features only e-juices, or they can choose boxes that combine e-liquids with hardware and accessories, which is for more advanced vapers. The price ranges between $20 and $50 for all five boxes.
Vape City vs. VapeWild
VapeWild is an online vape retailer based out of Florida. The company has a line-up of e-juices, mods, and hardware that are unparalleled. Users can browse from over 150 different e-juice brands, as well as check out the latest arrivals from name-brands like SMOK, Innokin, Wismec, and Vaporesso.
All vaping styles are accommodated here, as beginners, as well as veteran vapers, can choose from pod devices or the newest RDA or mechanical mod. Vape Wild offers international shipping, discounts for military personnel (active-duty or veteran) as well as low prices all year-round.
Final Thoughts: Vape City Review: All Roads Lead to the City
Vape City puts a premium on excellent customer service and low prices. The store gets consistent positive ratings from satisfied customers who praise its knowledgeable staff and the deals that happen when customers enter the store. The main website could use some improvement, although the money they save on having an old-school website, the company puts into saving customer’s money.
Are you a customer of Vape City? Have you visited their locations or bought something online from them? Were you happy with the service/selection? Let us know in the comments section below.
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