If you’ve been following best-ecig.co.uk for a while, you may have noticed that I received a big package of vape stuff from Vape Direct a while ago. In the big “surprise package”, I received a number of vape kits – the Voyage kit, Discovery kit, Trek kit, and this little beauty – the Vape Direct Quest Kit. Check out my un-box and first impressions video here:
Now, before I continue, this e-cigarette is NOT for you if you’re looking for something powerful and impressive. That’s not to say it’s a rubbish vape, because it’s not by any means, but it’s not in the same leagues as the box mods and other devices you may have seen me reviewing recently. This is a beginner’s vape device / e-cigarette. It will not be a good enough device if you’ve been vaping for a while.
Now we’ve gotten that out the way, let’s get down to business.
Vape Direct Quest Kit Review
The Vape Direct Quest Kit can be purchased from the Vape Direct website for just £3 right now. No, you didn’t read that wrong. I actually said £3! Usually retailing for £14.99, this £3 deal is perfect for making sure you have a spare kit in the glove box of your car. How many times have you been stuck in a traffic jam with a dead battery? Plus, those sub-ohm devices are not great for in-car use are they? All those clouds … well, it’s dangerous. Who enjoys driving with fog IN the car?!
Not just perfect for glove-box safe-keeping, the little Quest kit is perfect if you want to try vaping, but you’re not really sure where to start. It’s one of the easiest devices on the market, and it’s also super thin. It’s not that dissimilar to the size of a regular cigarette, so for first-timers, it makes for a great cigarette substitute.
Well, all that is in theory. Now for the practice … Did I like it?
For £3, you can’t really argue with this one. Even if it really was a piece of crap and only lasted for a few weeks, it was £3. You can barely buy a lighter for that price. I think this ecigarette was designed for women – it’s quite feminine looking. Long, thin and quite elegant, you can buy it in black, silver, or white, and you get everything you need to get vaping right away, with the exception of e-liquid. Remember to order some if you don’t already have some.
You get a 380mAh 4.2v battery, and you can use this as a pass-through. This means you can continue to use it while it’s plugged in and charging. For a while, you’ll get away with having one battery only, but using and charging at the same time will have a detrimental effect on the battery itself. If you want to continue to use it, you’ll need to invest in a new battery. To be honest with you, I’d probably just advise buying a couple of kits. I repeat – they’re £3.
You get the cartomizer with the battery, and a couple of 2.0ohm coils too. Throw in the USB charger, and all in a super compact little box, and you’re on to a winner. One thing I was impressed with was all of the Vape Direct packaging. The boxes look like little iPhone boxes, and I think simplicity is part of what makes the brand a great one. Everything about it, from the website to the products themselves, are super easy to work and understand. If you’re first-time vaping and don’t want to walk into a physical store, Vape Direct aren’t a bad brand to get things going with. I often refer to them as the “Early Learning” of vaping. They offer everything from the beginner’s vapes (like this one), right up to the bigger sub-ohm models, so there’s plenty of room to grow and upgrade later on should you want to.
Right, this isn’t a big battery. You should know that right away, and it definitely needs to be taken into account for this Vape Direct Quest Kit review. A 380mAh battery will give you only about three to four hours of regular use, if that. That’s what I would have predicted before I used it, and that’s about the length of time the battery lasted. I think my battery was fully-charged right out of the box. I used it for about three hours on and off (blogging and generally pretending to be busy whilst regularly vaping) before it died.
It doesn’t look like you can buy replacement batteries for the Vape Direct Quest Kit right now, but I would imagine they are discontinuing this model. As I said before, why not buy a few of these Quest kits? You’ll get the batteries you need, plus a few spare cartomizers too. And those USB charging leads always come in handy. By the time you have used all the stuff you bought, you will only have spent under £20, and you’ll be confident enough with your vaping habit to move on to a bigger and better model. See, it all just makes perfect sense !
Vape Direct call them cartomizers. Whatever you want to call it, this one is tin 1.2ml. Again, it’s not the kind of thing you’d buy if you were a hardcore vaper, but when you first start off with your new vaping hobby, you’ll often want to try lots of new flavours and stuff at once. The smaller tanks mean that you can do that easily. When you’re done with your tank, just throw a new flavour in. That’s what I did. Not everyone is interested in really big tanks. I was recently shown tanks that were bigger than 2.0ml, and I didn’t like the way they looked. If you don’t mind refilling regularly, don’t worry about the smaller tank size with the Quest.
Did my tank leak? No. It has an “anti leakage design”.
Did it break? No, but it is made out of plastic.
Can you buy new tanks? No. But, see all the above notes about possible discontinuation and getting rid of old stock. You can buy new coils for £9.99 for a pack of 5, which is about the regular price. I would imagine you’ll find some cheaper ones elsewhere if you were to go looking. I didn’t bother.
“Easy to use coil swap system” – I don’t really think it’s an easier coil system than any other I’ve come across, but it’s easy enough so I shan’t argue with the silly wording. Just remember to have a tissue or towel to hand – you’ll get sticky.
Quick charge and overcharge protection are great additional extras, especially with the safety concerns surrounding electronic cigarettes, and it really does quick charge too. I’m going to hazard a guess at around 30-45 minutes for a full charge. It is only a tiny battery though.
Throat Hit & Vapour
Right, this is only a tiny little e-cigarette so you can’t expect to get big clouds out of it. Despite that, I think this model holds its own. It’s not a weak and feeble device, by any means, and I actually quite enjoyed using it. I combined this vaporiser with a number of liquids, some from the Vape Direct range, and some I already had at home, and I had no problems using it with any of them.
I was actually a little impressed – it’s a tiny little device when you compare it to some of others I’ve been using recently, but it’s not bad. It does what it says on the tin, and it actually does it quite well.
I used a number of different e-liquids in the tank for the purposes of this Vape Direct Quest kit review, and I didn’t come across any problems with any of them. You know how some liquids just don’t work with some coils or tanks properly? (I know, it’s weird) Well, I didn’t have any problems with any of the liquids I tried.
I have used a number of Vape Direct branded e-liquids, and I’m currently working on putting the review together for you. Keep your eyes peeled for that, or give the social media pages a cheeky like to keep yourself up to date with what I’m talking about.
Vape Direct Quest Kit – Conclusion
It’s a tiny little vape for a tiny little device, but it does what you want it to do. If you need an emergency vaporizer in your handbag or in the car for emergency situations, this one is an absolute winner for just £3. You have a brand new kit for less than the price of a bottle of e-liquid.
If you want to try and encourage someone else to vape, or even try vaping for yourself for the first time, this isn’t a bad one to have a shot with. It’s easy to use and understand, it doesn’t seem to have any design faults, and it does what it’s meant to do. The battery isn’t bad, although not the biggest battery in the world, and for now-and-then use, I would recommend it.
I’d buy this one for my Nan. I use my Nan as the gauge for these easier vaporisers because it took me long enough to teach her how to use the internet. She still has no clue, bless her. But she has a really hard time getting her head around some of the modern technologies, and although she really wants to finally quit her 50-year smoking habit, she struggles with vaping. Her arthritis means that small and fiddly objects, and all that screwing and un-screwing, can pose a problem. Although the Quest kit is quite small and fiddly, it’s not overly difficult to understand. And it looks good and works well too. It redeems itself.
Would I use it? No. I’m more of an advanced vaper now, and this one just doesn’t offer what I need to be my every day vape. I would buy it for other people, however, and I’d buy it to keep as a spare / emergency vaporizer. I would buy it to encourage smoking Mr. best-ecig to buy it, and I think he’d really get on with it too.
Taking everything into consideration, I’m going to finish this Vape Direct Quest review by giving it a 3 stars out of 5 rating. It’s not a bad vape at all, but it’s for beginner’s only. Or emergencies. It’s not enough for an every day device.
If you’re intrigued after reading this Vape Direct Quest review and want to take a closer look for yourself, you’ll find it here. It’s currently £3. Remember you DO NOT get e-liquid with it.
While you’re here, why not take a peek at some of my other Vape Direct reviews? Don’t forget to leave your comments if you’ve tried any of these devices for yourself, and feel free to let me know if you’ve bought it as a result of reading this. I’d love to hear how you got on with it, and whether or not you agree with me.
*I had hundreds of beautiful photos for this vaporiser, but I lost the SD card. And then I lost the vaporiser! If I find either, I’ll update the review. Doesn’t life just suck sometimes?!