The Best Cig-A-Like Starter Kits For 2016

Several rechargeable electronic cigarettes

Rechargeable cig-a-like starter kits have more options than the disposable electronic cigarette style. These sleek units consist of a rechargeable battery and a nicotine liquid cartridge. Simply charge the battery, screw on a liquid nicotine cartridge and you’re all set!

Rechargeable electronic cigarettes imageCig-a-like e-cigs are designed to look like a cigarette, and you can get one in almost any color you want. Because of the amount of options and styles available, buying the best cig-a-like starter kit for your needs can be confusing, especially for the first time buyer.  

Most light to medium smokers prefer a rechargeable starter kit over the disposable style because of the cost-savings and versatility they offer.

A cig-a-like starter kit consist of a rechargeable battery, a charger, and a nicotine liquid cartridge. Simply charge the battery and screw on your flavored nicotine cartridge and you’re all set to start using your e-cigarette.

Buying a quality cig-a-like starter kit that will satisfy your cravings is crucial.

Your ultimate goal, of course, is to find the best e-cigarette to help you forget about smoking tobacco cigarettes. Buying a pile of worthless parts, or even low-quality e-liquid will turn your hopes of a tobacco-free life into a disappointing waste of money. If this has happened to you already, do not give up. Just keep trying different electronic cigarettes until you find your perfect device.

Somewhere out there, is the perfect electronic cigarette for you. If you have already tried a disposable electronic cigarette, you should already know a little about what you are looking for. You will want to focus your attention on the qualities you find most valuable. You may have wanted more flavor or a longer lasting battery. Keep these desires in mind as you shop and remember, the bigger the battery, the longer it will work before needing a recharge. Basic rechargeable electronic cigarettes

If you choose the smaller sizes, get at least two batteries so you can charge one while using the other. Most manufacturers estimate the number of puffs per cartridge or associate one cartridge to blank packs of smokes, but that will vary depending on the intensity of your drag. Most claim 1-2 packs equal one cartridge. I find these estimates to be seldom true at best. Many smokers will tend to take deeper & longer drags with an e-cigarette at first because the vapor is not as dense as a tobacco cigarette.

Most smokers are looking for a burning feeling in their lungs that is just not present with a vape. Remember, it is the nicotine you are addicted to. You don’t need the heavy feeling in your lungs to be satisfied.

Find a cig-a-like brand and flavor you enjoy, and try different levels of nicotine to see what level you prefer. Listed below are several of the best rechargeable vapes of 2015. They come in many different styles and price points and are capable of providing all the satisfaction you need, and the flavor you desire.

Many smokers find cig-a-likes the best style for everyday use. Please remember, if you are not completely satisfied with a cig-a-like, don’t give up, instead try a more advanced unit like an eGo or vape Mods. Most of the rechargeable vape kits will use different nicotine cartridges, so grab plenty of replacement cartridges to have on hand as you probably won’t find that particular cartridge locally. If you are just getting started, find yourself a quality starter kit. A cig-a-like starter kit is a great way to begin your new life as a non-smoker.

Make sure you get a kit with several different flavor cartridges so you can try many different flavors. Expect to pay between $40-$100 for a complete cig-a-like starter kit that has all you need to start vaping. The more you spend, the more likely you are to be happy with your selection.

You can, however, spend less for a smaller cig-a-like kit that will give you a good idea of the flavor and vapor of each device. Just do yourself a favor and don’t assume that a cheap e-cigarette is going to have the best flavor and vapor production as a higher-end device. Just like anything else, you can expect a higher price for the good stuff.

Top Cig-A-Like Starter Kits Of 2016
Vaporfi Express Starter Kit

VaporFi Ecigs Express Kit Review

Vaporfi E-Liquid logo

Overall Rating: 
5 Stars

Easy to Use – Very Popular

 Price: $29.99

The Vaporfi Express Starter Kit is among the top of many cig-a-like lists due to simply hitting all the marks of a great kit, on a five star level. Taste, amazing vapor output, and awesome battery life help this kit be the best start for anyone getting into ecigs for the first time – or are simply looking for a better device in this category. The simplicity of Vaporfi’s website is also a huge plus. The only knock on this kit; the flavor cartridges are sold separately, hence why this kit is roughly $20 less than others on this list. Maybe its because the flavor catalog is so big.

GreenSmoke Ecig Starter Kit

Greensmoke E-cig Starter Kit

Greensmoke Starter Kits

Overall Rating: 
5 Stars

A Game Changer for Smokers

 Price: $46.99+

GreenSmoke is truly a game-changer when it comes to the cig-a-like category. This kit comes highly recommended thanks to its truly all-in-one starter bundle, that comes with everything needed to get vaping! Delivering a solid, lung-filling hit regardless of flavor you choose ( we recommend the vanilla cream, its fantastic) this e-cig is what other vendors strive for. 5 stars overall and is easily my personal favorite when it comes to cig-a-likes, Greensmoke simply rocks! Only 6 flavors to choose from is the only gripe I could muster up.

V2 EX Series Ecig Review
V2 EX Series Starter Kit
V2 E-cigs Starter Kit

Overall Rating: 
4.5 Stars

America’s #1 Selling E-Cig

 Price: $54.99

V2 has been in the vapor game longer than most and this kit shows why are still on of the best vapor vendors to date. Definitely one of the easiest ecigs to use, and this comes with everything needed to get started. V2 is one of the few ecig vendors that give you a “manual” battery option when customizing your kit – this feature simply adds a button to the battery and helps extend the daily battery use by hours! Make sure to grab the sampler pack to help you find that one flavor that keeps you coming back!

Halo G6 Ecig Starter Kit
Halo G6 ecig starter kit review
Halo E-cig Starter Kit


Overall Rating: 
4 Stars

Top E-Cig For New Users

 Price: $44.99

Halo E-cigs is primarily known having some of the best e-juice on the marktet, and to help deliver this they created one of the highest recommended cig-a-likes. Solid vapor output, great design, and coming in under $50 – all the bases are covered with the G6, even down to offering 9 different colors of batteries. Those who prefer a non-traditional looking device will appreciate the G6. A Halo-embossed case also comes with this kit, which comes in very handy.

South Beach Smoke Starter Kit
South Beach Smoke ecig starter kit review
South Beach Smoke ecig kit


Overall Rating: 
4 Stars

The Famous South Beach Smoke E-Cig

 Price: $39.99

South Beach Smoke brings their own special twist to the starter kit game with their SuperMax battery. The SuperMax battery allows for a large vapor draw at a fraction of the power typically needed, thus allowing your battery to last the majority of the day. The basic kit gives you 10 cartridges (5 more than most) to get started, and they have 15 different flavors to choose from. These 10 cartridges roughly equal 15 packs of smokes! If you have a friend or spouse who’s looking to try ecigs also, check out their Couples Kit combo.

Blu E-cig Starter Kit
Blu Ecigs Starter Kit
Blu e-cigs review


Overall Rating: 
3.5 Stars

World Renowned For A Reason

 Price: $14.99+

BLU doesn’t need any big introduction, since these guys put ecigs to the mainstream with its first tv commercial. Stephen Dorff showed many for the first time why e-cigs are the future of smoking. We are grateful for this, but we are also grateful for the fact these vaporizers were actually backed by quality. Nothing flashy here, a simple design, six basic flavors to choose from and one of the best cigarette-like draws out there. Blu should be a top recommendation of any e-cig review list.

Next E-Cig Style: Vape Pens

The cigavette MEGA e-go starter kit

The Cigavette MEGA Review

This model is their take on the basic vape pen style. But instead of a traditional tank system it uses pre-filled cartridges (no mess) and if it stays true to Cigavette form I am sure it will be a great addition to anyone’s arsenal.

volcano e-go starter kit

The INFERNO Vape Pen Review

Having been on the e-cig market since 2010, the Inferno e-cigarette is one of the oldest products in a young, growing and ever changing industry. And Volcano has kept the Inferno in their lineup because it is such a solid and popular vape pen. But don’t worry, Volcano continually updates the design and components, keeping it up to date with the latest in vaping technology.

Vapor Zeus e-go electronic cigarette

The Vapor Zeus Vape Pen Review

The Vapor Zeus is a nice change of pace from the typical vaporizer pens. This device is one of the first auto variable voltage devices on the market. The goal: to deliver massive vapor without all the complications like that of other devices in its category.

Apollo E-cigs Valiant Starter Kit

The Apollo Valiant Review

Apollo’s popularity is rapidly growing – just like their device lineup. Thankfully they produce devices of some of the highest build quality and back it up – just in case -with awesome customer support. The Valiant is the latest hat tossed in the ring from Apollo and is worth a look.

V2 Pro Series 3 Electronic Cigarette Color Options

The V2 Pro Series 3 Review

V2 is clearly one of the industry leaders, and now they have stepped into a new category with their Pro Series 3, a basic personal vaporizer hybrid 3-in1 device. This model is not only a personal vaporizer, but it also acts as a dry leaf herbal vaporizer, along with the flexibility of using essential oils.

Midnight Blue Triton Kit

The Halo Triton Review

Halo Cigs has been around for years and the one thing that stands out is that their catalog has offered the same models with a few small changes here and there, but yet they are still at the top of the e-cig market. This basic vape pen is great for new users who want a powerful, yet small device.

Vaporfi Pro 2 review

VaporFi Pro 2 Starter Kit Review

VaporFi has been at the forefront of the electronic cigarette industry for a few years now, and they have a device in just about every major category out there.

Southbeach Thunder Personal Vaporizer Review

SouthBeach Thunder Review

South Beach Smoke has been primarily known for the basic e-cig starter kits and e-liquids. As of recently they branched out into bigger, and bolder personal vaporizers, most of these being vape pen style models. In this group of new vaporizer, the one that stuck out from the lineup was the “Thunder”.


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