Victory Electronic Cigarettes
Quick summary: Our panel split on Victory Electronic Cigarettes; some liking the taste and others thinking it was merely acceptable. What they agreed on was that the AC adapter didn’t work well, requiring the ecig to be charged by USB. Choices and options are also limited.
Victory Electronic is one of those brands that we found to be “just OK.” It gets the job done at a reasonable price, but nothing really stood out to our panel. Battery and cartridge life seemed to be about average, a couple of our tasters liked the tobacco flavor but otherwise feelings were that the taste wasn’t memorable.
We tested the “full” starter kit, which comes with one battery, five cartridges, a USB charger, a wall adapter and a car charger in an attractive box. There’s also a “mega” kit available, with two batteries, 15 cartridges, and some other accessories. The main impression we came away with, was that the wall adapter didn’t fit snugly into any of the plugs we tried, meaning that it tilted away from the power and didn’t recharge the battery. We had to use the USB charger with a computer in order to get the job done. The vapor was relatively mild, and the throat hit was in the middle range of the e-cigarettes we’ve tested, as were the vapor clouds.
Victory E-cigarette batteries come in just one size and color, short and white. Cartridges aren’t available in the full range of nicotine levels that we’ve seen with most other companies; there is a low-nicotine and a no-nicotine option for tobacco and menthol flavors, but all other flavors (strawberrry, blueberry, vanilla, cherry) come only in full-flavor 16mg carts. Carrying cases, lanyards and disposable ecigs are available in the Victory store, as are auto-refill programs. We did find the online store difficult to maneuver through, however.
There’s nothing wrong with Victory Electronic Cigarettes (other than the AC adapter that we received). We just think that for your money, there are better options available when it comes to battery/cartridge choices, throat hit and flavor.
PRICE: Starter kits range from $59.99 to $99.99 . (Note: price comparisons are difficult because each company includes different products in their kits.)