- Starter Kit Price: £19.99
- Battery Cost: £9.99
- E-Liquid Cost: £4.99 / 10ml
- Money Back Guarantee: 14 Days for Refund (Unopened) / Faulty. (Doesn’t apply to e-liquid)
- Charger Options: USB, Wall, Car, EU
- Battery Life: 5 – 6 hours (650mAh)
As you’ll know if you’ve read the Vype ePen review, you’ll know this particular brand and I haven’t gotten on very well. I hated the ePen, disliking almost everything about it from the shape to the size, the way it tasted, vaped, everything.
I didn’t have very high hopes for the Vype eTank if I’m honest, and I was sure I would be just as unimpressed.
Well, it turns out, I’m wrong. I’m a woman, and I just admitted I was WRONG. I actually quite liked it.
Now, don’t get me wrong, this isn’t an e-cigarette that an advanced vaper is going to want to be shouting from the rooftops about, but for someone moving onto their very first tank, or even their very first e-cigarette or vaporiser full stop, you can’t really go wrong with the Vype eTank.
Read more of the Vype eTank review. You’ll see:
Vype eTank – £19.99
Made with “high quality grade materials”, the Vype eTank is a refillable electronic cigarette / personal vaporiser with a tank that you can refill with e-liquid. Much like the other tank-style ecigs you may have come across, it gives you more options than the Vype ePen or cigalikes, allowing you to put whatever flavour liquid you like in the tank, and giving you a way to completely customise your vaping experience.
For the RRP of £19.99, you’ll get the Vype eTank – a tank and battery plus a USB charger, a user guide, and a 10ml bottle of eliquid too.
It’s not a bad price – definitely comparable to other vaporisers such as the Vapouriz Fuse or JacVapour 510, and in almost every case, it’s cheaper too.
A 650mAh battery at 13.8 cm long, it’s a fraction shorter (minus the tank attached) as the Vype ePen before you screw on the cartridge. There’s not a variable voltage option here yet though, which probably isn’t the worst thing in the world. I found the variable voltage option almost pointless on the ePen anyway.
I would expect to get around 6 hours of fairly regular use out of a 650mAh battery, and the Vype eTank actually sits pretty much in line with that. It was dead on arrival (boo!), but only took about an hour and a half to fully charge and once it was fully juiced up, I got around five to six hours of very regular use out of it. If you were to go to work from 9-5, I’d say you could start using this when you woke up in the morning, and only need to charge it when you went to bed that night.
I am very impressed with the battery.
The whole e-cig is covered in a really lovely material. It’s soft, matte, and black – nice to hold, not too heavy and a really nice design. That’s one thing I wasn’t prepared for – it’s actually a very nice looking and feeling electronic cigarette.
Appealing to both men and women, it’s one I would highly recommend to a new vaper. There’s nothing complicated or fussy about it, everything is simple to piece together and use, and it feels and looks really good.
As much as I secretly wanted to dislike it as much as I disliked the Vype ePen, I found it difficult not to like the eTank.
The battery isn’t too big which is another thing I quite liked. It’s the tiniest bit smaller than the Vapouriz Fuse 650mAh battery and although it’s the same thickness, it feels thinner. It’s hard to explain. The Fuse feels bigger in my hands than the Vype eTank does, even though in diameter, they are exactly the same.
You need to do the usual click-five-times-to-turn-on business, and the ‘V’ on the button lights up when you vape, it also flashes red to let you know when it needs to be charged.
Speaking of the button, it’s easy to find. It doesn’t stick out too much to be a real pain in the ass, but you don’t spend forever spinning the device around your fingers before they finally find the button.
A spare Vype eTank battery is £9.99, and you’ll be paying £2.49 for Standard Delivery (1-3 working days). When you consider that the same capacity battery from Vapouriz is £12.99 (although they offer 1100mAh batteries for £14.99 also), Vype is the cheaper option and if I’m honest, I quite like the eTank batteries more.
Clearomizers / Tanks
The Vype eTank clearomizer (as they call them) is £4.99 and they are not rebuildable tanks. By that I mean you can’t just replace a coil (usually a lot cheaper), you will need to replace the entire tank.
Again, comparing this to the Vapouriz Fuse clearomizers at £6.99 each, the eTank provides the cheaper option. However with the Vapouriz Fuse, you can replace just the coils and they are £9.99 for five.
Covered in the same nice, matte finish as the battery, the Vype eTank clearomizer has a good sized window on the side so you can see exactly how much liquid is left in the tank. I often think these covered tanks look a lot nicer than the clear plastic ones (again, just like the Vapouriz Fuse). It just makes them look a little bit more expensive. You may disagree. But some of my favourite e-cigs have been ones with covered tanks – JacVapour 510 and now this Vype eTank.
It’s easy to refill with your own liquid, and they have added a tiny little detail which I personally think is utter genius. They have added a cone-shaped piece of plastic that rides from the open centre tube to the mouthpiece, with a much smaller hole on the top. This means that when you are refilling, you have very little chance of the liquid escaping down into the centre and into your mouthpiece. E-liquid tastes really bad when you swallow it, and as someone who has accidentally ingested more of the stuff than I wish to admit, the effects from drinking it are awful.
I love that little plastic cone ‘bit’ Vype have added. Another tick for the Vype eTank review.
The tank is refilled from the top by the way – you unscrew the mouthpiece rather than the bottom.
One final thing I noticed with long-term and regular use of the eTank was that it never seems to get hot. Other vaporisers and e-cigs I’ve tried and used for long periods of time seem to get really warm after a while. The V2 Cigs Ex Series was pretty bad for this, as was the bigger sub-ohm devices – Vapouriz Sub Tank.
The eTank never, ever got hot. Another tick for the Vype eTank review.
Throat Hit & Vapour
I had 12mg liquid with my order and I must admit, this ecig offers a pretty impressive amount of throat hit and vapour for such a low strength juice. The vapour is comparable to again, the likes of the Vapouriz Fuse, and it has a nice, smooth throat hit – it’s not too much.
When you first fill the tank, the instructions state to leave it for about ten minutes before you try to use it. As someone that doesn’t read the instructions and didn’t make note of that, let me tell you this – do as the damn instructions say and leave it for ten minutes!
The dry hit of this tank was so bad, I felt nauseous for about 40 minutes afterwards. After a couple of minutes of refilling, I decided to try and use it for the first time. It was the worst thing I’d ever tasted. When it says leave it for ten minutes before using it, leave it for ten minutes before using it. Those instructions are there for a reason. The last thing you’re going to want is to spend twenty quid on a brand new e-cig, only to hate it immediately because your impatience got the better of you.
I’ve tried a few different e-liquids from Vype so far, and I intend to use the full range. Keep your eyes peeled for a full Vype ELiquid Review… It’ll be coming soon.
- VPure (No flavouring)
- Rich Aniseed
- Oriental Spice
- Fresh Apple
- Infused Vanilla
- Dark Cherry
- Crisp Mint
- Golden Tobacco
- Blended Tobacco
I didn’t like Blended Tobacco but I intend to try Golden Tobacco and see if that one sits with me any better. I LOVED Dark Cherry and Fresh Apple, and mixing the two together gives you a real fruity, hearty flavour that is delicious. Infused Vanilla was great, but it only gives the slightest hint of vanilla, so if you’re looking for something with more of a hit, this one isn’t for you.
The liquids themselves are not thick and syrupy, which makes a change as flavours such as mint, vanilla, and cherry tend to be so gloopy, they go right through the coils or tanks / clearomizers at an alarming rate.
At £4.99 per 10ml bottle, it’s not exactly breaking the bank either. Plus if you buy five bottles, you’ll get one free. I would always suggest buying in bulk when the sales are on. You save so much money that way. I get hundreds of ml’s of e-liquid for next to nothing by doing this.
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Delivery & Customer Service
I’m going to including branding for the purposes of this Vype eTank review. The Vype is a very well marketed brand of electronic cigarettes. Simple and to the point – that’s what they are all about, and that’s what they achieve. Their TV commercials, their website – it’s all simple, easy to use, and completely understanable.
Not every Vype e-cigarette is for everyone which they are fully aware of, and that’s why you have three different options when you shop on the website. They’ve got all the bases covered.
There are the cigalikes – the Vype eStick. Then there are the bigger, tank-style e-cigs like this Vype eTank. Then there are things like the Vype ePen, and I’m not entirely sure which bracket I’d want to put that in. Either way, I didn’t like it.
Their customer service people are incredibly friendly, and have been quick to help if I have had a question or concern, especially on social media. Just click on the links to find their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
You have two options for delivery – Standard and Next Working Day.
Unless you choose otherwise, orders containing battery devices are shipped via Royal Mail Tracked 24 delivery service. Orders containing five or more battery devices will be automatically upgraded to our Next Working Day delivery service at no additional cost. All other orders will be sent via Royal Mail 24. We will dispatch your item(s) the same day you place your order, and aim to deliver within 1-3 working days, provided your order is placed before 2pm Monday to Friday.
NEXT WORKING DAY DELIVERY
If you want, you can request a Next Working Day Tracked and Signed delivery via DPD at an additional cost. If you choose our DPD Next Working Day service, we will dispatch your item(s) on the same day you place your order and provided it’s placed before 2pm Monday to Thursday, we aim to deliver the next working day.
If you want to get in touch with Vype, you’ll find these details handy:
- Vape Customer Services – 0800 1337 350
- Vape Email Address – [email protected]
You can also get in touch by sending them a message through their online form. Their customer service peeps contact you after you have received your order to make sure you’re happy also, which is a nice little touch.
Is The Vype eTank The Best E-Cigarette?
You know what, it might be, depending on what you’re looking for.
If you want something simple, easy to use, to the point, does what it says on the tin, this e-cig is the right one for you. There’s no gadgets or gimmicks. Nothing to try and get your head around or work out. No coils to faff around with, and accidental mouth-tube liquid leaks. It’s easy, reliable, and pretty durable too. It’s jumped off my desk a couple of times and it doesn’t even seem to dent or scratch!
Taking everything into consideration, this is the perfect electronic cigarette for someone brand new to the scene. It’s not really one the most experienced users are going to jump up and down about, but I quite like it, and a few other people did too. My Nan for example – she’s a 40-a-day smoker who thinks electronic cigarettes are just plain weird and even she had a little bit of love for it.
I think that gives you a pretty good reason why this is such a positive Vype eTank review… Right?
Taking everything into consideration, I think its fair to give this Vype eTank review a very well deserved 4 stars out of 5. It’s not the best e-cig out there, but it’s definitely one of the simplest, and it has a lot of great little features.
Well done Vype! I eat humble pie. I might have hated the Vype ePen, but the Vype eTank is actually a pretty impressive e-cigarette.
Get the Vype eTank for just £19.99 from Vype! (And get FREE DELIVERY too!)