Introduction – Smokesation Review
Smokesation is a bit different from some other brands that we’ve reviewed because they’re actually based in the US. They’re a company that’s been around for a while now, and are technically classified as a ‘small business’, though they maintain a pretty thriving web and social media presence on Facebook.
One thing that I noticed about their website was that there were a few glitches in it. For example, there were a couple of links that, when clicked on, didn’t seem to work – though this isn’t necessarily a deal-killer by any means. Hardly worth mentioning, really – though since this is a review, I figured I would get it out of the way early-on.
What I was more interested in, of course, was the quality of their product line. They actually carry quite a few different starter kits, which we will discuss in a different section. They also carry quite a few different accessories, as well as about a dozen different E-liquid flavours.
Positives and Negatives
- Products seem well-made
- Customers seem to give them a lot of positive reviews
- They offer a very decent range of starter kits
- They offer a limited lifetime warranty
- Their website had a few glitches in it
- They don’t carry quite as many E-liquid flavours as some brands – though it should also be noted that what they have is sufficient
- Smokesation seems to maintain the small-business mindset, in the sense that they seem to provide quality customer service and make their customers a priority.
What products/accessories can be purchased?
Smokesation does a good job of offering a quality array of starter kit options. They offer three different cig-a-like kits, a ‘Starter’, a ‘Basic’, and a ‘Deluxe’. They all come with chargers, refill cartridges, and batteries – though with different quantities of each.
The starter kit comes with 1 battery, 1 USB charger, and 5 cartomizers. The basic kit comes with 2 batteries, 1 USB charger, 1 wall charger, and 10 cartomizers. The deluxe kit, which is their largest mini kit, comes with 3 batteries, 1 USB charger, 1 wall charger, 1 car charger, 1 portable charging case, and 15 cartomizers.
They also carry two different EVOD kits – one called the EVOD, and one called the EVOD Dual. The EVOD comes with 1 650mAh battery, 1 USB charger, 1 2ml juice tank (with a coil and adapter), 2 additional replacement coils, and 1 30ml bottle of E-liquid.
The EVOD Dual, on the other hand, comes with 2 batteries, 1 USB charger, 1 wall charger, 2 2ml juice tanks, 5 additional replacement coils, and 2 30ml bottles of E-liquid.
All in all, I was impressed with the different kit options. Whether you’re a new vaper or an experienced E-cig user looking for something new, you can find it here.
One thing that Smokesation doesn’t really offer is a mod or an advanced personal vapourizer – though it’s also true that the company seems to cater more to newer vapers and those who use cig-a-likes and EVODs. In this niche, they offer pretty much everything that you could possibly need.
Package and design
The packaging definitely seemed sufficient for the products – though not necessarily ‘special’ in any particular way. It seems to do its job and keeps the products from being damage during delivery. All in all, I really found nothing to complain about.
As far as design goes, the minis were pretty plain – though the EVODs were definitely stylish. I probably wouldn’t go as far as to say that their products were ‘fancy’. None of them are really ‘trendy’, but they’re not unattractive. They’re plain and functional – but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I personally had no problem with how they looked.
Though Smokesation seems to be a relatively small company, they seem to have a very good reputation online. We were able to find several good reviews about them. They also maintain a pretty cool Youtube Channel where they demo new products and accessories so that customers can see what they’re like – which was pretty impressive.
I’m always happy to see new E-cig companies making full use of social media to help reach customers, and Youtube is definitely an under-utilized source of connectivity for businesses in this industry.
Product choice and selection was pretty good on the Smokesation website. Some companies definitely have more, and it’s also true that this business in-particular doesn’t really offer any mods or APVs for more ‘advanced’ vapers who want more than an EVOD has to offer – but all in all, for beginner vapers, intermediate vapers, or advanced vapers who are looking for an Ego or mini-style E-cig, the product selection offered by this company was definitely acceptable.
Smokesation offers several different E-liquid flavours to choose from, ranging from traditional flavours like tobacco and menthol, to specialty flavours like Coffee, Vanilla, Apple, and Peach.
They only offer about a dozen flavours altogether, though I don’t necessarily count this against them. It’s always nice to have more flavours options, but it’s also true that they carry more than enough flavours to keep most vapers happy.
Smokesation carries E-liquids in five different nicotine strengths… None 0mg, Ultra Light 6mg, Light 11mg, Regular 16mg, and Bold 24mg.
About the company
Smokesation is a small company based out of Charlotte, NC. According to their website, they “believe in the electronic cigarette and in its power to help people free their lives of smoke.” They also state on their website that they believe the E-cig to be the most effective tool in existence to combat the habit of analog cigarette smoking.
11036 Persimmon Creek Drive
Charlotte, NC, 28227
As far as their history goes, Smokesation was started by two family members who were not only ex-smokers themselves, but who had also lost loved-ones to smoking related diseases. They say that these personal experiences led them into the E-cig industry – and as far as we can tell, they haven’t looked back.
Value for the money
I would say that this company offers value for the money. Their starter kits are very reasonably priced, and you get a lot for the price. I didn’t really see any reason to complain in regard to this category.
You can buy a 10ml bottle of E-liquid from Smokesation for $6.95, and a 3-pack of them for $19.95. You can also buy a pack of 5 refill cartomizers for $12.95.
In the end, I found that I really liked Smokesation. They’re definitely a small business, but they also have a lot to offer. UK customers will, of course, have to contend with international shipping costs – but aside from that, I didn’t find many reasons not to give them a try. If you’re a new or intermediate vaper and in the market for a new E-cig, then I would definitely recommend taking a look at Smokesation before you make your next purchase.
Advanced users looking for mods or APVs might be disappointed, but the EVOD kits offered by this company seem to pack-in a lot of quality for the money – so you just might find what you’re looking for in that department, even if you’ve got a lot of experience with other companies.
Two thumbs up for Smokesation!