ePuffer E-Cigar 900 Review
Electronic Cigars have been around for a while now, but which one to go for? The ePuffer Ecigar 900 is one I’ve have been meaning to test for a while, now, so here’s my review of it. Reviewed item: E-Cigar 900 from ePuffer UK from £59.95 (10% discount available on this product).
ePuffer ECigar 900 – Key features
- Realistic cigar appearance and feel
- Automatic vapour release when cartridge is sucked (no buttons, controls or switches)
- Very easy set-up from box – only two sections to assemble
- Flat mouthpiece for cooler, more directed vapour
- Day-long battery life before with each charge
- Realistic tobacco flavour nicotine cartridges (available in various strengths)
- Cartridge flavour lasts about 1-2 days with fairly regular use (or up to one week if refilled)
- Fully rechargeable / refillable
Look and feel of this ecigar
The first thing I noticed about the ePuffer 900 ecigar was that straight out of the box, it looked and felt quite a lot like a cigar. Visually, the effect is not bad at all – the device feels nice and chunky in the hand, and is finished nicely with a label and realistic texture.
I initially didn’t like the idea of the flat black plastic tip (not to everyone’s taste), though in practice, the narrow mouthpiece seems to cool and redirect vapour quite nicely, and this makes it a bit lighter on the mouth and throat.
Some e-cigars I’ve reviewed in the past are designed to look like actual cigars, but they don’t always really feel like cigars, due to an overly-smooth plastic or paper finish on the barrel. However, the ePuffer 900 is coated with a crinkled textured brown-paper material that does feel quite a lot like dried tobacco leaf in the hand, and this all adds to the experience, which is after all such a big part of the cigar-smoking pastime.
Apart from the weight (each ecigar barrel contains a hefty 900 mAh battery), the colour, texture, size and shape of the ePuffer e cigar 900 manage fairly well to replicate the effect of a full-corona cigar – the tip glows red (not blue!) when activated, and you even get a very realistic-looking red, cream and gold label on each cartridge, which – at a quick glance – looks authentic enough.
2 x 900mAh Rechargeable Batteries
3 x Tobacco-Flavoured Nicotine Cartridges
Overcharge protected intelligent USB Charger
Thanks to this ecigar’s “all-in-one” design, setting it up for first use requires absolutely no knowledge or fiddling at all – you just unwrap the batteries from their plastic film and push (don’t screw) the cartridge onto the battery.
Recharging the ePuffer 900 ecigar is straightforward enough using the mains charger provided, or else you can plug straight into your laptop or power bank using the USB charger also included in the kit.
Charging from either mains or USB takes roughly the same time: about 2-3 hours charging should give you about a day’s worth of use, before another recharge.
Luckily, this ecigar kit comes with two batteries, meaning that you can charge one up, while using the other, so no waiting around.
You don’t need to refill cartridges on this ecigar, as you get three pre-filled cartridges supplied with the kit anyway, and you can always order more with your order.
However, the cartridges are designed to be refilled if you prefer (will save money for sure) and the refilling process is quick and simple. You can find out how to refill ePuffer e cigar cartridges here.
Flavour and performance
My first few puffs on the ECigar 900 were quite reassuring – I enjoy real tobacco flavours, though often these days, cartridges and e liquids are often very artificial-tasting. The flavour of vapour from this e cigar is thick, rich, satisfying and very tobacco-like, though to me it tasted a little too sweet for an e cigar.
Draw on the mouthpiece is fairly loose, though there is enough resistance for it to respond well to each suck, and you get a decent amount of vapour in each puff.
I went for the 1.2mg Cuban Musketeer cartridges as part of my kit, because I wanted to inhale the vapour – though to me, this was almost too strong to draw in. If you are already a cigar smoker and don’t inhale, I would recommend either the 1.2mg cartridges, otherwise it is best to go for a lower nicotine strength cartridge (0.6mg is available).
How can I get a discount on this e-cigar kit?
There is a site-wide ePuffer discount coupon code available with this product that will save you 10% on the ePuffer 900 ecigar. Just place your order on the ePuffer site, then enter this coupon: ECIGFIND to redeem your discount.