As might well be expected from an e cig that is a sub-branch of the tobacco giant BAT, Vype don’t pull any punches when it comes to marketing or production values. Indeed their brand is one of the widest known and available products in the UK, being a common sight in many high street stores, newsagents and supermarkets, but in such a crowded market how does it stand up to stiff competition? The answer is – as we shall now see – not too badly at all.
A Classic Cig-A-Like
It’s no surprise given their provenance that Vype really go the whole nine yards when making their eSticks feel and act as close to a tobacco cigarette as possible. Measuring almost the same as the real thing and weighing only slightly more, this is a great example of a portable, pocket sized e cig that is extremely easy to use and ‘get the hang of’. The supplied cartomizers simply screw into the rechargeable battery and that’s it all ready to go. Assembly literally takes seconds and there’s no other components to worry about whatsoever, adding even more to the overall excellent utility of this range.
Including a Portable Charging Case (PCC) is a masterstroke by Vype as it allows the batteries to be recharged while on the go – but do be careful to get into the habit of keeping the PCC charged up as a matter of course! This naturally adds even more practical functionality to the Vype eStick set-up and at such a low price really does add a great deal of value.
On the flip side because the batteries are so small they do deplete quicker than many users may expect – such is the cost of such a portable unit, but again it’s something that’s easy enough to keep on top of with a regular charging routine.
Vape Production & Flavours
At time of writing there’s only three flavour options for this unit – tobacco, mint and cherry all available in packs containing four cartomizers. The good news is that not only are replacements widely available but they also carry an impressive flavour and for such a compact device they also deliver a very respectable hit with nice and smooth vapour delivery. The Vype eStick has small air supply holes that can be covered with a finger should the user require a stronger vape – a pretty basic feature in the space-age world of modern vaping but fact is that it works really well.
The Vype eStick is a practical little unit that delivers a pretty decent vape coupled with excellent ease of use and of course widely available replacement cartridges. It’s a quality little runner for such a low price and will serve as a useful option for anyone needing to try out vaping without breaking the bank.