SkyCig Review – Is This an E-Cigarette Worth Buying?
SkyCig is another major player in the UK’s e-cigarette market.
I have come across multiple different websites which claim that SkyCig is the best E-Cig brand, so I decided to check this out for myself. Let’s take a closer look at their product.
Well, I placed my order on Tuesday and it arrived on Friday – a great start and I can’t fault the delivery speed. One major similarity I’ve noticed between SkyCig and Green Smoke is their packaging – they both come in a metallic container with the lid held on with magnetic flaps, but SkyCig’s box is smaller by comparison. I received the following with my purchase:
- One wall and one USB charger
- Two rechargeable batteries
- A variety of cartomizers
- A smaller ‘cigarette-like’ casing
One thing I certainly appreciated was the cigarette-like casing – something I didn’t receive with my Green Smoke purchase. I soon realised this casing was to make your e-cigarette accessories portable, as well as to dock and charge your e-cigarettes. The case sports both a USB port and a wall-charging port, and is quite a convincing representation of a regular cigarette case – although you’d only be genuinely fooled when seeing it from a distance. The flexibility with the ports enables the user (in this case, me) to charge the batteries with ease, whether sitting at a PC, a Mac, or anywhere near a plug socket.
This means that the cig can be charged up almost any time during the day, and should mean it never runs out.
This review is outdated since Skycig doesn’t exist anymore. Now they are know as Blu Cigs!
Ok, so now let’s do some in-depth testing! The 2 batteries are easy enough to switch, and the charging process is noticeably different from Green Smoke’s or E-Lite’s Back-Link charging. You can recharge the batteries in the cigarette-shaped case itself, as long as it’s connected to a power source.
The e-cigarette is almost the same size as the average real cigarette, and SkyCig’s e-cigarettes are able to produce a large volume of vapour. The tip of the cigarette illuminates with a soft orange colour when the product is activated, which happens only when the user inhales.
The battery is made of lithium and can last for up to an hour. It is smaller than those of other e-cigarette brands – this is because the cigarette itself is smaller, meaning the battery needs to be too. Although the fact that it only activates when you inhale helps to preserve energy; even if regular charging is still required.
For a small battery [as stated in “Battery / Responsiveness”], the quality and quantity of the vapour emitted is astonishing. I can say this really ‘does the trick.’ It is claimed that SkyCig’s new cartomizers last up to 250 drags (inhales) … though my own test concluded otherwise.
For the sake of good research, I tested it myself and and managed to get around 150—160 drags. It’s possible I was doing something wrong – I’m sure everyone has their own vaping techniques which may play a part in the total inhale count, but I would expect my result still to be somewhere in the ‘normal range’.
The ‘Starter Kit’ supplies you with a pack of cartridges (1 of each flavour). I won’t go into too much detail, but here’s my take on their flavours:
- Vanilla – Pretty good – almost like a vanilla ice-cream!
- Cherry – Surprisingly good! I had honestly expected the cherry flavour not to taste like cherries.
- Menthol – Minty… I used to smoke real menthol cigarettes at one point – they taste exactly alike, though this one didn’t give much of a ‘throat hit.’
- Classic Tobacco – Tastes like tobacco – I know, right? Who would’ve guessed?!
- Marlboro – Similar to the Classic Tobacco above, except with a ‘fuller’ flavour and a nice throat hit. The aftertaste reminded me of the coffee-flavoured chocolates you used to get in boxes of Cadbury’s Roses! Ahh, nostalgia. Though I have to say I’m not too keen on this flavour.
Testing out new flavours is an enjoyable experience, and you’ll eventually find a flavour that waters down that direct nicotine taste, allowing the ‘nicotine hit’ to be easily delivered – something you will greatly appreciate!
Just bear in mind, of course, that preferences for flavours vary from person to person, and any individual flavours that I approve / disapprove of are specific to me.
All Top companies offer a warranty and allow returns, and SkyCig is no exception. They offer a 30 day money back guarantee if you find yourself unsatisfied with your e-cigarette starter kit, with no unnecessary questions asked.
While this all sounds great, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. The first is their £15 “processing and restocking fee”, which means that if you are thinking of buying the SkyCig and giving it a try, don’t expect to get all your money back upon returning it.
They also have a limited 30 day returns policy and 1 year warranty. Vapourisers and batteries are classed as consumable items and have a 30 day warranty, while the charging pack and USB chargers are covered by a 1 year warranty. Therefore, for more detailed info on their returns policy and warranty, please visit SkyCig’s website!
SkyCig is extremely serious about the quality of their customer service. For each company, I carry out a few tests to be able to provide you with with totally honest and comprehensive reviews. So I decided to check their response time and see how fast and helpful they are.
I sent them an email and claimed that I had a problem with my battery, stating that it wasn’t working properly, and I also asked them what I should do. Their response was amazingly quick – several hours later, I had received all the information I needed, and found their customer service to be great. I sent my complaint on a weekday, so they might take longer to reply during the weekend, but that’s completely normal. Still 5/5 from me.
Overall – SkyCig customer service was excellent.
Overall – Are Skycig E-cigs Recommended?
I have to say the Skycig Electronic Cigarette is a decent product. However, in my opinion, there are a lot of better brands out there, such as Green Smoke or Cigees. Skycig is worth to try ONLY if you are looking for cig-size E-Cigarette. As I mentioned before: This will be a decent option if you’re after an E-Cig that’s the same size as an original, but if size doesn’t concern you, then look for better alternatives, as they are available. Take a look at the top rated e-cigarettes at the top right of this page.