South Beach Smoke Now Available in the UK
South Beach Smoke have been trading since 2010 in the USA and quickly built up a large following alongside sister companies Eversmoke and Vapourzone. Many of the best e cigarette brands in the USA are now making their way over the pond but how does South Beach Smoke match up-to the likes of the superb Jacvapour V1P, Green Smoke or V2 Cigs? This review will reveal all.
In the box / Presentation
The South Beach Smoke Deluxe Kit comes in a quality cardboard presentation box and includes the following:
- 2 x Rechargeable batteries – One standard and one high capacity
- 10 x Cartomiser Refills
- USB Charger
- Wall Charger
You can tell the South Beach Smoke batteries are quality as soon as you take them out of the box. Their finish and feel in the hand are definitely up there with the best e cigarette brands. The only thing that I don’t actually like is the crystal tip design, it doesn’t affect performance in anyway though so it’s something that can be easily overlooked.
While the South Beach Smoke kit may not have a PCC (Portable Charging Case) like the Jacvapour VIP, it does have a larger capacity battery included. This for many, along with the standard battery, should be enough to see you through a days vaping. I am a moderate vaper and I was getting around 2.5 hours vaping from the high capacity battery and 1.5 hours from the standard.
For heavy vapers who want a cig-a-like e cigarette such as this then I would recommend adding a third battery into the mix just to be on the safe side. If a cig-a-like isn’t a necessity then I’d urge you to read our Jac Vapour Series E review, a great e cig.
If you are looking at replacement batteries then the South Beach Smoke UK site do have both available to buy, the only thing is that they are very expensive coming in at £19.99 for the standard and a whopping £29.99 for the high capacity battery. At these prices, when compared to other brands, I just couldn’t recommend buying a replacement at the moment.
Overall – The South Beach Smoke batteries are very good quality and the performance is decent (as can be expected) for a mini e cigarette.The only downside is the price of replacements which are far too expensive.
Vapour / Flavour
Moving onto the cartomisers, South Beach Smoke do offer 10 different flavours to choose from with the deluxe kit as well as 5 nicotine strengths so there is definitely something for everyone’s tastes. Most new e cig users will start off with a tobacco flavour, they have three of these – Tobacco Classic, Tobacco Blue and Tobacco Gold. Add Menthol, Chocolate, Peach, peppermint, Cherry, Vanilla and Pina Colada and it’s a wide choice.
I didn’t take to all the tobacco flavours, the Gold was my personal favourite having a slightly sweet and smooth taste, then the Classic and last out of the tobacco flavours the Blue which I didn’t personally like due to it’s fuller flavour.
The Menthol I found didn’t impress as much as that offered by Green Smoke and V2 Cigs, just a little on the mouthwash tasting side of things for me. The other flavours were on a whole decent although it was as if they just needed that extra bit of oomph to them with some tasting a little flat. The only ones that hit the mark for me were the Peppermint, Peach and Pina Colada all of which I thought were good.
Just keep in mind, flavours are a personal preference so things will likely be different for you.
One thing that South Beach offer is a mini clearomiser which is a nice touch, this lets you fill with e-liquid from bottles rather than having to buy replacement cartomisers that are pre-filled. This is one area where South Beach Smoke really seem to go that extra mile.
Their selection of e-liquids is huge, they have over 50 pre-mixed flavours available as well as the option to create your own by mixing any of the 50+ flavours together. Great for vapers that like to play around with their e-liquids.
If you would just rather stick to the pre-filled cartomisers then the prices start from £14.99 for a 5 pack with discounts for bulk purchases, the biggest saving can be had by purchasing 45 pack for £99.99 which works out at £11.11 per 5 pack.
These prices are on the high side but I suppose for those that want the piece of mind knowing that the e-liquids are manufactured in the USA.
Overall – The flavours for my tastes were a slightly mixed bag but there were good flavours there to go at, the only real problem was that the prices for replacement cartomisers are verging on the high side. I do however like the option to buy a mini clearomiser so you can refill your own e cig with bottled e-liquid.
There is a 30 day money back guarantee offered by South Beach Smoke, for the latest T&C’s be sure to check out their website.
Email and telephone are the main options for getting in touch with South Beach Smoke, they are also active on Twitter and Facebook.
If you are looking to buy ee have found a 10% South Beach Smoke discount code, just use ECIGCLICK at checkout for money off.
The South Beach Smoke Deluxe kit is a quality e cig kit overall. The two different size batteries give you different vaping options and while heavy vapers may need to invest in an extra battery light to moderate vapers should find the two to be enough.
The prices are on the high side across the board, especially for the replacement batteries. The cartomisers are also higher than many competitors but they are made in the USA for that piece of mind.
So to summarise, the good:
- Quality build
- E-Liquid made in the USA
- Plenty of flavour options available
- Better suited for light to moderate smokers that specifically want a cig-a-like e cig.
The not so good:
- Price of replacement batteries is expensive, £29.99 each.
- Cartomisers are on the high side at £14.99 for a pack of 5
- Those that a are not concerned about starting on a small e cig such as this.
- Some flavours not so good
The kit is very good quality and overall is a good choice.
As it stands though when compared to other brands the prices are just too high to recommend above the likes of V2 Cigs and Jacvapour.
Have you used the South Beach Smoke e cigarette? If so please leave your views below!