Jet Cigs Comes Out Swinging For The Fence!
“With seven (7) amazing flavors delivered in prefilled 510-threaded cartomizers, Jet Cigs seeks to offer a high-end vaping experience for the mini-eCig customer. Look out Blu Cigs!”
When I first heard about Jet Cigs I didn’t know what to think. In fact the only thing I could think was “If their cartomizers are half as good as they look this could be a great idea.” I know, I know, but that was truthfully my first impression. I sent an email to the general mailbox of Jet Cigs telling them just that.
I’m not easily swayed by slick marketing campaigns or slick graphics, in fact I just wrote an opinion about this very topic yesterday, but damn if these guys didn’t know how to create wonderful graphics that just made me want to vape their flavors! And the flavor descriptions were just as appetizing.
…blended notes of Perique with those of the more familiar Turkish, Virginia, and Cavendish tobaccos to create a uniquely flavorful bouquet…
How could you NOT want to screw one of these cartomizers onto your favorite battery and vape away?
The Waiting Game
It was maybe a week after I sent that email before I heard anything back. It was the usual stuff, how they were looking to introduce a great product…blah blah blah…standard stuff. I made a note to contact them again in June to see what was happening. At the time I was a huge Blu Cigs fan and looked forward to trying out several new flavors of prefilled cartomizers that screamed a more sophisticated “Blu Cigs” line of cartos.
(I don’t mean to say so much about Blu Cigs, but to be honest, the company’s graphics, packaging, and level of quality remind me of Blu cigs, but like I said, a more “sophisticated” Blu Cigs)
With names like “Perique Tobacco, Mojito Mint, Sweet Passion, Swiss Chocolate, Apple Medley, Tiramisu (!) Torte, and Clove Ecstasy”, I sat in anticipation for many weeks. I quietly put these guys at the top of my “Need to Review” list and went about my business, checking out their website twice a week to get a glimpse of anything new.
I did learn that each flavor is 100% American Made, containing 100% American ingredients. Their High-End nicotine level comes in at 22MG, higher than most commercial brand prefilled cartomizers. They claim to pay more attention to detail and quality than any other commercial brand and after spending almost a full week with their product, and personally vaping more than a few of their cartos without a single problem I tend to agree. Not a single dud, every carto delivered more puffs than any Blu carto, and they all provided a substantial throat hit, something severely lacking in Blu’s cartos.
Then, one evening while tweeting some Spinfuel news I did a search for jetcigs and found that they did actually have a twitter account. After clicking the “Follow” button I felt as though I had made at least some progress in watching and preparing for this product launch.
As it turned out, the CFO of Jet Cigs, Alex Paschalides, and I began exchanging tweets. Nothing huge, just eCig-based tweets back and forth. But, I was able to keep close track on the progress of the launch, and a peek behind the curtain of what it takes to go from an idea to an actual product in this wild west world of the eCig industry.
Then, about 10 days ago now I heard the news. Tens of thousands of packages of Jet Cigs 5-pck Cartos in every flavor has been completed and were getting ready to launch. With a launch day set for July 1st, (today), we received an invitation to become one, or maybe even the first, companies to try the product, several days before eCig users could even place an order. I jumped at the chance, agreed to their NDA, and the next morning a package arrived with plenty of cartomizers for the entire staff to vape away for a few days.
I made it clear to Alex that any review we would write would be the absolute truth and he said he wouldn’t have it any other way, and I also admitted that I was hopeful for them because competition is good, and I strongly believe that Blu Cigs needs a real competitor to force them to “up their game” in both cartomizer performance and battery life.
So, the team quietly went about their normal routines with just one difference, instead of the usual fare, the team vaped various flavors of Jet Cigs Cartomizers except for the Clove Ecstasy, which was not available.
Below are the team’s honest impressions on each flavor, the quality of the vapor produced, and the performance of the cartomizers in general. We used Blu Cigs batteries, Halo Element batteries, and of course, my amazing ProVape ProVari.
My impression of Jet Cigs flavors is that each flavor offers even the hardest to please something I believe they would really enjoy. I loved the Perique Tobacco and Mojito Mint the most, but to be fair, I only took a few drags off of the teams other flavors. I wanted them to get the full experience, and I think they have. I will definitely become a regular buyer of the Perique and Mojito, they are two of the best flavors I’ve had in a very long time. As for the others? I’ll get a pack or two to try, and if my opinion differs from the team’s I’ll let you know.
Is Jet Cigs about to shake up Blu Cig’s world, invade their comfort zone? Will Jet Cigs suddenly become the “go-to” prefilled cartomizer for any 510 fan? Let’s take a look…
Okay, I agree with our editor that the Jet Cigs graphics are nice, slick, and look every bit as professional as any other eCig company. Maybe even more so. But me, I have to be sold on flavor and vapor. I need thick vapor, flavorful, and I don’t want to vape candy. If I’m going to spend my money on Jet Cigs cartos they have to wow me.
Perique Tobacco: The photo on the box is that of a pipe, indicating that the flavor in the carto is going for a rich, pipe tobacco experience. For my taste, they exceeded my expectations by a million miles! I never thought that ANY eCig company could really hit the nail on the head when it came to a genuine “pipe tobacco” flavor. Maybe 5 years from now, but not today, not in 2012. Man was I wrong. Clearly one of the best tobacco blends I’ve ever had the pleasure to vape; this one flavor will become my personal all-day vape. Blew away big time. Jet Cigs did the impossible, they made ME a believer.