Vype Reload Review

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Is the Vype Reload Rechargeable E Cig Kit an Improvement on The Disposable?

Vype (owned by British American Tobacco) certainly have the funding behind them to make an istant impact on the UK e cig market and that is precisely what they are doing. TV Ads and a multitude of other marketing have hit the UK so it’s likely the first e cigarette many smokers are going to consider when deciding which device to go for.

So that is why we have decided to buy one of the Vype Reload electronic cigarette kits to review and see if they live up to the hype! At the time of writing we paid £14.99.

In the box / Presentation

Vype Rechargeable E Cig

The Vype Reload had a neat and tidy presentation box, inside you will find:

  • 2 x Rechargeable batteries
  • Carry case
  • 2 x Cartomiser Refills
  • USB Charger

Battery/Responsiveness

The batteries are designed with new vapers in mind to make the transition to e cigarettes an easy one. They are the same size as a cigarette, lightweight, and really do look like a cig. Even the filter tip is soft. It’s easy to see why new vapers will be drawn to this, if this was available a few years ago when I tried my first e cig I would have wanted to buy the Vype Reload for sure.

But before you jump over to their website and click the order button please read on! There are some big down sides to an electronic cigarette that is this small.

Vpe E Cig Size Vs Cigarette

That brings us to the performance

Vype ReviewOne big downfall, in fact huge downfall of the Vype disposable was the fact that once the battery ran out the whole e cig needed replacing. An expensive process for sure. The Reload on the other hand has two batteries that are reusable/rechargeable which is great. The one thing that isn’t so great is again the life of the battery.

This isn’t a big shock, they are tiny afterall, the thing is that you can only charge them by USB so need to be by a laptop/PC or another device to power them up.

If you are out and about these will run out fast, in my case after about 45 mins to an hour depending on how much I was vaping. Even with two fully charged batteries won’t see you through a full day.

I have to say that the above will only really be a big issue for moderate to heavy smokers, in fact heavy smokers forget about the Vype Reload right now, it will drive you crazy with the constant charging! If you are however a light/occasional smoker these will be great for you.

The problem comes if you are away from a computer/laptop for lengthy periods of time as you need to use the USB port to charge your e cig. There are of course two batteries that you can keep in the carry case but even then both of them will run out fairly quickly depending on how much you vape.

I was going to say you will need 4 or 5 batteries to be on the safe side but I have checked the website to see how much spare batteries cost and they don’t actually sell them. You will need to buy another full starter kit costing £14.99. you do get two cartomiser refills with this though so maybe not a huge problem.

Overall – The Vype e cig looks just like a cigarette, which may be a positive for new vapers but the battery life itself isn’t good at all. Moderate to heavy smokers will likely go mad with all the re-charging needed with these batteries.

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Vapour / Flavour

There are two Classic Tobacco (11.3mg nicotine) flavour cartomisers included in the Vype Reload e cig kit, there are no other options at the time of writing but there are different options when buying refills. These options are Menthol on a 11.4mg nicotine and Bold, the strongest option in 16.8mg.

Vype Reload cartomiser refillsThe cartomisers are again in keeping with the cigarette look and as mentioned before have the soft tip. This tip isn’t as soft as the real thing but still feel comfortable to draw on.

The other thing of note is the size, they are the smallest carts I have come across and like the batteries this is going to have a big effect on the amount of time they last.

I am really liking the flavour though.

Vype cartomiser refills use an e-liquid called Ecopure, this is made to high standards in the UK so a real positive here. The Classic tobacco gives a good familiar taste and produces decent vapour for the size.

All great hey?! Well no not really. You may have remembered I said they were small? This is going to have an effect on the life of the refills and unfortunately it is a negative effect. Vype state they should last around 250 puffs, I didn’t get near this personally, I was nearer 90-100 before the flavour started to change and vapour started decreasing indicating dying cartomiser.

Vype refill close up

The life of course all depends on how much the refills cost, at £1/£2 each the value would be OK but they are £7.99 for two. This is expensive. There are offers if you buy 10 refills, this will cost £29.99 but this is still way too expensive. £7.99 for a five pack would be slightly easier to get my head around but for two…nope.

Overall – I personally enjoyed the Classic Tobacco flavour but the real let down came in both the life of the cartomisers and then the price for the refills. Not good value.

Returns/Warranty

There is a 14 day return on Vype electronic cigarettes. Please read full T&C’s.

Customer Service

A free phone numer, email, Facebook and Twitter are all options to get in youch with the guys at Vype.

Discount Codes

At the moment there are no Vype discount codes. As soon as we see any will post them here.

Bottom Lane

The big selling point for the Vype Reload is of course it’s size and resemblance to a cigarette. They have done a great job of replicating the look and falvour, there is no doubting that but this comes at a price. That price is the battery and cartomiser capacity. There is no surprise that both are severely lacking. Add to this the price of the refills and it just doesn’t work out cost effective enough.

I can certainly see occasional or very light smokers finding use with the Vype but if you are a moderate to heavy smoker then this isn’t going to fit in with your needs. That is unless you have the money to spend on refills and batteries.

If you are a moderate or heavy smoker and still want a cig-a-like then take a look at the likes of V2 Cigs (review) and the fantastic Jacvapour V1P (review & discount). Both are bigger but still give the look and are much better value for money in the long run. If you are not too bothered about the small e cigs then I would recommend you just buy the Series E from Jacvapour, this will last most the day without need for charging and is the best e cig in it’s class.

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Final Vype Reload Review Verdict

Good if you are an occasional/light smoker.

Vype Reload Review, 2.9 out of 5 based on 5 ratings
 
10 Responses to “Vype Reload Review”
USER REVIEWS

  1. mitchell says:  
    Ratings
    Pros
    the look and feel is similar to a real cigarette and the taste is good as well!
    Con
    i cant really judge the battery life because i was still a light "social" smoker although other cig a likes have just lasted a little longer.
    What cigarettes do you / did you smoke?
    Lambert and butler and B&H
    How many did you smoke per day?
    3-6
    Do you still smoke? If so how many per day?
    sometimes but not even daily anymore maybe 3 a week
    Bottom Line

    this product is good for beginners who want to make the step from smoking to vaping from my experience

  2. John Trott says:  
    Ratings
    Overall
    Price
    Flavor
    Vapor Production
    Build Quality
    Customer Service
    Shipping Speed
    Recommend?
    Pros
    Small, light, pretty - but useless
    Con
    Total lack of smoking satisfaction
    What cigarettes do you / did you smoke?
    Stirling
    How many did you smoke per day?
    20
    Do you still smoke? If so how many per day?
    No, none
    Bottom Line

    The starter kit looks good and at a £4.99 price cut seemed good value.
    It has plenty of good points but I am not going to waste my time on describing them because they are so totally and comprehensively outweighed by a complete lack of smoking satisfaction. Vapour production is poor, throat hit almost non-existent and taste even less existent. Even at the low price I paid, this was a complete and utter waste of money. Worthless garbage!

  3. Clare stevenson says:  
    Ratings
    Pros
    It keeps me off the cigerettes its my 4th day now with out touching a cigerette
    Con
    Battery case only last 2 days before you need to charge it. And the estick tips dont last long for the price u pay would be better if were a fiver for 4.
    What cigarettes do you / did you smoke?
    I use to smoke richmond menthol super kings
    How many did you smoke per day?
    Just over 10 a day
    Do you still smoke? If so how many per day?
    No thats why i bought the vype to help me pck in.
    Bottom Line

    What i love about the vype charger kits set is its stopped me smoking its my 4th day without a cigerette.i like the menthol taste n the one in the orange box has well. Only downside is i dont think there is 200 puffs in one estick tip so i am having to put a new tip on by teatime and by early afternoon im having to put new cartride in.and the other downside is the charger kit you get 2 days out of it before it needs charging.so really these estick cartridges what everyone going on about not lasting has much think there need to think about doing summit else with them toake them last longer or sell them cheaper maybe.anyone who having to change estick everyday you only get 4 in a pack so its costing 16 pnd aweek fair do’s u still saving abit of money.

  4. Dan Wilson says:  
    Ratings
    Overall
    Price
    Flavor
    Vapor Production
    Build Quality
    Customer Service
    Shipping Speed
    Recommend?
    Pros
    NICE WHEN IT WORKS
    Con
    ALL CHARGERS FAILED AFTER LESS THAN 3 WEEKS EACH, AND 1 FAILED ON 1ST DAY. £15 PER CHARGER!!
    What cigarettes do you / did you smoke?
    MARLBORO LIGHTS
    How many did you smoke per day?
    10
    Do you still smoke? If so how many per day?
    NO
    Bottom Line

    Poor build quality. Bought 3 or these Vype Reloaded chargers and ALL failed on average after 3 weeks. 1 charger failed on 1st day of use.

    This product has been rushed to market without proper testing. Flakey and unreliable for daily use and will stop working completely after a few weeks of use.

  5. Jack Parker says:  
    Ratings
    Pros
    I don't know why everyone is complaining about the battery life as mine lasts a couple days without charging, the capsules hold a lot of puffs and I haven't smoked anything since getting one of these.
    Con
    I spose the price was a bit of a chunk, but you can't really complain about the price when you would spend £15 on cigarettes in a couple days so really it's worth it in the long run.
    What cigarettes do you / did you smoke?
    Richmond / amber leaf
    How many did you smoke per day?
    15-20 a day
    Do you still smoke? If so how many per day?
    Haven't touched a cigarette since.
    Bottom Line

    Well despite everyone complaining about batter life and capsules not having enough in, I have no idea where you got yours from but it must b a dodgy shop haha! Mine is absolutely amazing and I feel as though I’m breathing a lot easier. The regular capsules can leave a bit of a nasty aftertaste so I’ve swapped to the mint and they are brilliant.

    I would definitely recommend this to anybody quitting smoking.

  6. j.gard says:  
    Ratings
    Overall
    Price
    Flavor
    Vapor Production
    Build Quality
    Customer Service
    Shipping Speed
    Recommend?
    Pros
    the taste and likeness to a cigarette is very good.
    Con
    disappointed with performance.feel like i have wasted my money.have to buy whole kit again to get new chargers.
    Bottom Line

    After trying several e cigarettes,apart from non chargeable vapestick,i liked vype
    reload.they both were nearest to a real cigarette.so dissapointed with the charging.Is fine indoors near a laptop.
    This product is no good when out and about for long periods.Too costly for limited use..

    b

  7. Faith shepherd says:  
  8. Ratings
    Overall
    Price
    Flavor
    Vapor Production
    Build Quality
    Customer Service
    Shipping Speed
    Recommend?
    Pros
    Con
    The price
    Bottom Line

    Taste & Health OK.
    Price not in the least cheap. Can find other brands.

  9. Natasha says:  
    Ratings
    Pros
    The reload cartridges are smooth, light and doesn't irritate the throat.
    Con
    Vype new blend, is harsh on the throat and tastes awful
    Bottom Line

    I have been on Vype Reload since I quit the fags in January 2014. The Classic Tobacco (11.3mg nicotine) flavour cartomisers are my recommended choice as they are much easier on the throat and flavour is better than the latest cartomiser.

    I have upgraded to the latest Vype e-stick which is great as it has a fantastic way to charge and has a fantastic carry case. The only thing is the taste of the cartomisers that are included. Strength on the regular has gone up from 11.3mg to 12.5mg therefore too strong and leaves a bad taste.

    Thank goodness the Reload cartomisers are compatible so I have bought some Reload to replace the e-stick cartomisers.

  10. John G says:  
    Ratings
    Overall
    Price
    Flavor
    Vapor Production
    Build Quality
    Customer Service
    Shipping Speed
    Recommend?
    Pros
    Flavour, size, price, vape vol
    Con
    Battery life
    Bottom Line

    Small and familiar enough to make the transition . I could possibly stop smoking using this product. Battery life is not great but being an occasional smoker its not a problem. The refils are now 3.99 from Sainsburys ( pack of two ) 3 varieties, menthol, bold and medium. Probably not the best out there but if your a light smoker the size and flavour might just swing it.

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