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Apollo Challenger Starter Kit

apollo e-cig starter kit
  • Vapor Production
  • Build Quality
  • Looks and Feel
  • Value
  • Ease Of Use
  • Battery Life


The Challenger by Apollo makes our short list of great ecig starter kits thanks to their sole focus on menthol and tobacco flavors. Heavy smokers are giving a 24mg option and light smokers have smaller nic amounts to choose from.



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Despite the huge influx of variable wattage box mods which have been largely popularized in the recent years, there’ll always be a niche for vapers who look for simplicity in their devices and don’t want to deal with the dizzying amount of settings and features that a box mod might offer. The Apollo Challenger is among the best e-cig kits that deliver that simple experience, featuring incredible ease of use making vaping accessible to even the most non-tech-savvy of vapers. Unlike most cig-a-likes, the Apollo actually delivers on its promises of great vaping performance at a low learning curve. Let’s dive down into the details of the mod below and find out why it might be the perfect device for you.

top starter kits - Apollo Challenger

This E-Cig Kit Comes With:

  • 2 Apollo Challenger Batteries – more vapor power and longer lasting
  • 1 USB charger and 1 wall adapter
  • 1 Bonus car charger
  • 1 Instruction manual

(Cartomizers -tobacco & menthol – come separately) 

Aesthetics, Build Quality, & Overall Feel

Fashioned into almost the same form factor as a standard tobacco cigarette, the Apollo Challenger is a joy to hold. It’s incredibly light, and its overall size lets the device sit comfortably in the palm of your hand. The size also makes it a great candidate for taking outdoors as its easy to store in pockets, bags, or whatever storage medium you deem fit.

The outer chassis of the Apollo Challenger is covered by a satin-like finish which gives the device a smooth yet slightly textured feel when held, highlighting the Apollo Challengers emphasis on both ergonomics and durability makes itself felt upon your first time holding the device. The finish gives it a nice premium feel despite being lightweight, and the textured finish ensures that you’ll always have a firm grip on the device when vaping.

Vaping Performance

Upon first puff its nothing but the flavor and solid throat hit. Not only does the Apollo Challenger closely mimic the authentic mouthfeel of a tobacco cigarette, it even surpasses its intensity in terms of flavor and vapor intensity. Unlike most cig-a-likes where battery life is always a concern thanks to the minimal rating of the batteries used, the Apollo Challenger takes that into account by including two batteries in the kit, and even throws in an extra car charger along with the package, meaning that you’ll have no excuse to stop vaping.

apollo cartomizers - tobaccoOne important thing to note about the cartomizers that the Apollo Challenger uses is that they don’t come with the kit so you’ll have to purchase them separately. One more important detail is that unlike most modern box mods you won’t be able to refill the cartomizers with your own e-liquid. Fortunately, this isn’t much of an issue as Apollo has a great variety of quality flavors to choose from, my personal favorite being their menthol variant.

Final Thoughts

It’s difficult to pass up the Apollo Challenger kit as just another cig-a-like kit. It’s performance stands miles above the rest and inches closely towards box mod territory. Apollo has been generous in packaging the kit as well and included two batteries and chargers to ensure that the Apollo Charger kit will never run out of a charge when you need it the most.

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