E-Lites have been in the business for a very long time and claim to be providers for the best e-cigarette experience. This may seem too good to be true but many users agree with them. With mostly positive reviews, I decided to give it a try.
Let me tell you that E-Lites is a company that is on top of its game. With yearly upgrades of their products and a consistent quality with fantastic designs, they are making a great impression with great customer reviews and loyalty.
My first reaction when I saw the E-Lites Original Full Kit was nostalgic admiration, as the kit has a strong resemblance to the design of Marlboro. It made me feel emotionally drawn to try it out. So lets learn more about the product itself.
- Ideal Entry Kit
- Good Value
- Decent Battery Life
- Nice Vapour Production
PACKAGING & DESIGN
The functional packaging of the E-Lites Original Full Kit is trendy and creatively designed. The matte black box had a clear plastic display which revealed their new PCC (Portable Charging Case). When I opened the kit, the first thing that got my attention was the sleek cigarette case. After a few uses, the cigarette case has proven to be strong and durable.
The E-Lites Original Full Kit also has a USB charging cable, a USB-to-Mains adapter, a battery and a user guide. 5 Cartomizers were also included. The top notch display and attention to detail was impressive. The user guide was easy to read and understand.
- 1 x Rechargeable battery
- 2 x Refill (E-Liquid made in Europe)
- 1 x USB Charger
E-Lites have an original approach to imitating the experience of inhaling real cigarette smoke. The vapour is odour-less and hits your throat immediately after you take a puff. It takes the smoker back to the days of conventional smoking with a direct throat hit and a substantial amount of vapour volume.
Puffing on an E-Lite is similar to smoking a real tobacco filled cigarette in the sense that you use the mouth to lung method. With a decent battery life, E-Lite produces a smoke like cloud in your mouth which gives your throat a familiar sensation of pulling on a cigarette, commonly known as a throat hit.
Something I don’t like about the E-Lite is the tiny air vent which is located between the filter and the tobacco portion of the E-Lite. This is the part where you’d usually grip the e-cig. Sometimes my fingers block the air vent and I end up inhaling nothing but air. It’s something that can be avoided, but only it’s one less thing I’d prefer to have to think about while vaping.
It is quite simple to screw in the cartomiser into the battery. However, I found the flavours a little flat and boring. With other e-cigarette brands making a splash in the flavour department, E-Lites is only offering menthol, light and regular-strength tobacco.
This might not be a problem to people who enjoy the taste of tobacco but non-smokers might find the taste overly harsh and synthetic. The regular strength tobacco had a smooth taste while the menthol tasted syrupy and more like peppermint. The flavours weren’t that bad, and many people really like them, but they didn’t excite my taste-buds.
Replacements may seem a little on the expensive side when compared to but when you do the maths you quickly realise how much you’d save compared to buying cigarettes or tobacco.
Each cartridge will last approximately 40 cigarettes, so you can buy the equivalent of 80 cigarettes for anything from £6.99 to as low as £5.20 if bought in bulk. The potential savings to smoking traditional cigarettes here is huge.
The E-Lites Original Full Kit has a G9 battery. I am satisfied with the performance of the battery. It doesn’t need extra puffing to warm and activate the battery and gives a good puff response every single time.
In spite of the small battery size, the G9 Diamond Core Technology allows the battery to recharge in less than 2.5 hours. The green tip of the battery lights up every time you take a puff and also flashes when the battery needs to be recharged. I managed to get an entire day of vaping on a single charge while vaping regularly throughout the day.
PRICE & SHIPPING CHARGES
The price of the E-Lites Original Full Kit is on the expensive side when you add in the cost of the Cartomizers. Shipping is free for purchases over £40. The kit has the price of £14.99. A pack of 10 refill cartridges can cost you up to £34.99. The price of a single cartridge is £3.50 which is quite costly as compared to the other brands that we have reviewed.
WARRANTY & GUARANTEE
A non-faulty product can be returned in an unopened condition within 14 days of purchase. If you opt to return this kit keep in mind that you’ll be responsible for any postage costs as this is non-refundable.
Products can be returned for a full refund if the fault is found within 30 days. Between 30 days and 6 months can be returned but only to be repaired or replaced unless E-Lites uses their discretion to offer a full refund.
Anything after 6 months leaves it down to you to prove that the product was faulty when they delivered it to you. If this is deemed to be the case then you can return it for repair or replacement. In the event that it can not be repaired or replaced then you may receive a partial refund.
- Less Expensive than Smoking
- Vapour Production
- Battery Life
- Limited Flavours
- Shipping Charges
- Non-Refillable Cartomizers
OVERALL PURCHASE SATISFACTION
As a smoke cessation product for heavy smokers, E-Lites Original Kit provides the experience of a decent dose of nicotine. It can be enjoyed anywhere, whenever your nicotine craving hits.
There are some major set backs such as the flavour limitations and guarantee, but it does have its merits. It will save you money when compared to smoking if you’re making the jump from conventional cigarettes. The battery time and vapour volume are also plus points that make this kit good value.
I’d recommend this if you haven’t vaped before and don’t mind being limited to tobacco and menthol flavours. If this doesn’t suit your needs, have a look at the many other kits available that have greater flavour varieties.