Well known for their line of inexpensive cigars and cigarillos, Swisher International offers a line of electronic cigarettes that are available at select retailers around the nation. We put the E Swisher brand to the test for our latest review.
In going with the standard E Swisher puts out two-piece rechargeable electronic cigarettes, consisting of a lithium battery and a cartomizer with a soft plastic tip. The device itself is on the small side for an electronic cigarette, measuring about 3 ½ inches in length. While it is a little smaller, E Swisher packs enough power in the battery to produce as much vapor per drag as any device currently on the market. They don’t disclose how strong their battery is, but we would estimate that it at least puts out 3.2 volts based upon our experience with the product. The devices delivered solid vapor and did not need to be recharged any more than any other product out there. (We tend to charge overnight on a daily basis to ensure that we don’t run out during the day.) We didn’t have any issues with cheap hardware when screwing and unscrewing cartomizers onto the battery; we make sure to do this multiple times a day to see how the devices handle heavy use. The carts are said to deliver around 400 puffs or the equivalent of two packs of tobacco cigarettes. They were pretty dead on here. At this point most of the major manufacturers have worked out this factor. If you come across a brand that falls short here it is a sure sign of a poorly built device, and that you should keep on keeping on. Overall E Swisher did a great job sourcing their hardware; it is sturdy and delivers both amply and consitently. The size of the device may be an issue for some, as a 3 ½ inch e cig can be hard to find in a pocket or purse that is filled with other things that you need while on the go. Other than that the quality of the devices themselves is very high.
Vapor and Flavor
E Swisher gives you three flavor options to choose from: Menthol Breeze, Natural Smooth Tobacco and Sweet Essence. The first two are traditional cigarette flavors, while Sweet Essence was developed to mimic the taste of Swisher’s popular Sweet Cigars and Cigarillos. They definitely went for a full bodied flavor with their menthol. Many companies who only have one menthol offering tend to go with a mild or medium-bodied e juice, but not E Swisher. The menthol should be enough to satisfy those who are looking to recreate the robustness of a full bodied tobacco cigarette. The Traditional Tobacco has a little less body than the menthol. It might be suitable for those who want as much flavor as possible, but would be best for those who want to mimic the flavor profile of a ”light” tobacco cigarette. We were most impressed with their Sweet Essence. As this is the signature flavor in their tobacco offerings, it’s no surprise that they spent more time on developing this e juice. From a flavor standpoint vaping a Sweet Essence is as close to smoking a comparable tobacco product as we have come across. You get the full bodied cigar flavor and the sweetness associated with Swisher’s analog offering. E Swisher even labels the Sweet Essence as being an electronic cigar due to its efforts in recreating this flavor for the vapor world.
There are two nicotine concentrations available, 12 and 18 mg. This gives you the option of mimicking a “light” or a “full” tobacco cigarette. We would like to see a nicotine free option released, so this is one place that E Swisher can make an improvement. They report that their e juices are all made in the U.S.A., which we like to see from a quality standpoint. Overall their e juice delivers a solid vape. While some additional flavors would be nice, E Swisher does put out a product that can compete with the big names.
E Swisher goes no-frills all the way. They offer one basic starter kit, and sell refill cartomizers in three packs. They have a full line of disposables available if you want to give them a try, or are in a pinch while you are out and about.
E Swisher Rechargeable Kit
- 1 lithium ion battery
- 1 USB charger
- 1 cartomizer; your choice of flavor and nicotine level
E Swisher does not sell their products on their website right now, but their e cigs are available on many other websites and at retailers across the country. You can visit them online to find out more about their products and to find a retailer near you. We have seen them at multiple gas stations and convenience stores, and expect to see them popping up at more and more retailers soon. From a price standpoint they are inexpensive for the quality that they deliver. Starter Kits run around $20 (currently) and you can pick up a disposable for as little as $6 right now. It’s god to see a big name helping to bring down the prices of quality electronic cigarettes. Overall they are worth giving a try if you are on the hunt for another brand of vapor.