Last updated on November 8th, 2017
The 5 Best E-Cigarettes for 2016
2016 started a new chapter in e-cigarette history as the popularity of ecigs, (categorically personified by Academy Award winner Leonardo Di Caprio), reached unprecedented proportions.
Estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported 2.2 million vapers in Great Britain, while US surveys (presented at SRNT conference) found 15 to 21 million US adults regularly used e-cigarettes. It was also reported that 3.2 – 4.3 million e-cig users no longer regularly smoke cigarettes.
With ecig regulations taking effect in August of 2017, the best electronic cigarette companies (including our picks) are already prepared with strict safety standards that include,
- highly stable batteries
- child-proof packaging
- safety features on high wattage advanced vaporizers
- 100% pure, third-party tested e-liquid ingredients that are diacetyl, acetoin and acetyl propionyl free.
The ECigarette News team tested scores of ecigs, both beginner cig-alikes and advanced vaporizers. Here are our 5 Top Rated E-Cigarettes for 2016.
Vaporfi has one of the best traditionally styled e-cigarettes that can accommodate both pre-filled and refillable cartridges.
The Express Starter Kit has advanced lithium ion technology meaning it is more stable and unlikely to burn out or overcharge. The kit is priced right at only $64.99 and you get everything you need to start vaping. The mini Cartomizer holds.9 ml of eliquid.
Looking for customized vaporizer? Perhaps you prefer larger glass tank, or an adjustable volt battery? Vaporfi has it with their new on-line Custom Kit Builder that lets you choose colors and battery power as well as tank styles from an easy to use custom kit builder. Your vaporizer is displayed as you build the components.
Vaporfi has kept up with ecig innovation. In 2016 they introduced the VOXTC 50Watt Temperature Control MOD – an advanced ecig that even handles sub-ohm vaping with added safety features.
2 – V2
V2Cigs (now just called V2), is still America’s most popular e-cigarette. Boldly innovate with new styles and products released every year, V2 has an ecig product for every vaper.
V2’s beginner style ecig remains one of the best the industry has to offer. We like their long battery which holds a charge for over a day and comes in cool, colorful designs. It’s compatible with any of V2’s prefilled flavor cartridges as well as their mini tank EX blanks that are refillable with any e-liquid from any supplier of e-liquids. Vapor production is outstanding for this traditionally styled e-cigarette. I personally choose it it because it's so slim and easy to carry.
For more advanced vapers, the sleek V2 ProSeries 3 is truly innovative as it avoids battery/tank threads with its magnetic drop in cartridge. You even get the option to vape loose leaves and wax. The charger uses magnetic technology too.
One reason we like Halo so much is that it's 100% American made. There's a world of difference here, as the quality and customer service on American made vaporizers is superior to the Chinese imports like the iStick or Innokin mods.
The Halo Triton Tank is still one of the most reliable and easy to use ecigs. It’s a vaporizer that’s great for both beginner and advanced vapers. The model is not too heavy; it has an easy fill, no mess top loading tank and a long lasting battery which comes in many colors. The Triton Tank System includes 2 tanks, 2 batteries, a USB adapter, a wall charger, a padded case and a matching adapter cone, so you can also use a prefilled cartridge.
In 2016 Halo finally brought out a whole line of advanced vaporizers. Check out the Tracer and the Reactor both of which have large capacity, pyrex e-liquid tanks and produce voluminous clouds of vapor. We favor the Reactor because of the variable voltage feature and because it has a stunning design. Check it out, then Enter code CNHLOECG for 5% off your first purchase.
Halo Cigs has been the PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Award winner.
“Halo is to E-Cigs What Apple is to Tablets..Halo Triton Tank e-cigs are not only stylish-looking gadgets— they are easy to use, they have great battery life, and Halo's tobacco e-juices are delicious…this is an outstanding electronic cigarette system.”
– PC Magazine
4- Apollo Cigs
Apollo is another great ecig company that offers a wide rage of quality vaping products from beginner ecigs to advanced mods. Their customer service is excellent too. If you appreciate being able to chat with a CS representative before you buy, Apollo has that option for extended hours.
I've also found their products to be highly reliable and I suspect it's because they have their own product lab and factory. Apollo's Valiant ego vaporizer is my go to model when I want to keep things simple and don't want to carry a box mod or a heavy vaporizer.
Apollo also manufactures their own line of e-liquids, so they're all US made.
5 – DirectVapor
Reliable, popular and very affordable, DirectVapor is the 2016 newcomer to the ecig market. They carry a variety of excellent vaporizers, tanks, e-liquids and accessories, all at discount prices.
Beginners will find great prices on the popular import, Eleaf's iStick Starter kit. For intermediate and advanced vapers we recommend the Eleaf iStick 50W Starter Kit Bundle.
DirectVapor also carries popular e-liquid brands including Space Jam, Cosmic Fog and Motley Brew.
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