I have been waiting to try the V2 Pro Series 7 for a long time. Well, the wait is over. The Pro Series 7 is now available. Scroll below to read my review of V2 Pro Series 7 or if you want to check out other products from V2, read this V2 Cigs review that gives you a summary of all products offered by V2.
All right, so first thing’s first is let’s find out what’s actually in the box. Now this came in the mail yesterday for me. I tried it out really quickly and I put it back into the box to get it ready for this review. But it became available I believe on March 30, 2015, so it’s brand-spanking new fresh on the market. On the box, there’s an outer sleeve that you have to take off of the actual box itself. The first thing you’re going to see is the user manual, all in English. It’s laminated, so it’s waterproof and weatherproof and it has all of the details regarding the cartridges, voltage settings, and various other things.
Then you have your Pro Series 7. Let me show you that. It’s a little thicker than the Pro Series 3. It has a cartridge already included with the battery. To take the cartridge off, you put your finger right here where there’s this emblem signifying a drop, so it’s an e-liquid cartridge. Put your thumb on it, push down, pull up, and the cartridge comes out. Put that to the side. Then you take off the first level and then you have the rest of your kit.
The first thing you’re going to see is the other cartridge. So this shows a little leaf there on the cartridge, so this is the loose leaf cartridge here. You do not have your wax cartridge; it doesn’t come with the kit. All you have is your e-liquid and the loose leaf cartridge. If you want to do any kind of wax vaping, you’re going to have to get that separate. You have your pick and brush. You have your wall adapter with the USB connection, and then you have your USB connector itself, which you can plug into your wall adapter so you can charge it through the wall. Just like the Pro Series 3, there is a magnetic connection to your Pro Series 7 to charge up your battery. This adapter will not work with your Pro Series 3 as well. It’s a totally different setting, so I just learned that.
Now, the good thing about this charger is that you could also use this as a pass-through. If your battery is getting weak and you want to continue vaping, just plug that in, plug this into a wall (or into your laptop), and vape away as your batteries charge. When I first got the kit, the battery actually needed some charging. I plugged it into the wall and it took about 45 minutes for it to charge completely. How do you know when it’s charged completely? When you first plug it in and it needs a charge, this will be red. Once it’s completely charged, it will turn green and it’s right there on the bottom of the battery. There’s a little light that goes all the way around the battery – it’s pretty neat.
I have here the two kits side-by-side: the Pro Series 3 with the e-liquid cartridge and the loose leaf cartridge, and the new Pro Series 7 with the e-liquid cartridge and the loose leaf cartridge. Obviously, there’s a good size difference here with the cartridges and the battery. Let’s take a look at the batteries themselves. Now this is strictly a push-button feature but it also has three temperature settings and the Pro Series 7 also has three voltage settings, so you can adjust your voltage for your e-liquid and you can adjust your heat for your loose leaf vaping.
Take a look at the e-liquid cartridges themselves. I believe the V2 Pro Series 3 had a 1.6 mL tank, so it’s fairly small. It’s probably not something that you could vape all day if you’re a medium to heavy vaper. The Pro Series 7 has a 2.4 mL tank, so it’s much bigger. I’ll just show you and let you take a look inside. To look inside the actual chamber itself, you’ve got to cock the mouthpiece a little bit to the side and then pull it out, and then you unscrew right up here. There you have your chamber inside; this is where you put your e-liquid in around the rim here on the outer ring. I don’t know if you could see but there’s two wicks inside there and they’re much smaller than the wicks that you have for your Pro Series 3. So a bigger tank and smaller wicks.
Here is the loose leaf chamber. This is the actual chamber for your loose leaf vaping. It’s kind of small; I don’t know exactly how much capacity is, but it’s a really small chamber. For your Pro Series 7, the chamber is much bigger. Look at this size difference between the two. You’re definitely going to get a whole lot more vaping out of that Series 7 than the Series 3. I don’t know the tank capacity of this either but it looks like it’s at least double.
So the first thing I would like to do is let’s try out the e-liquid itself. And let’s see, what are we going to use here? Let’s use some Halo e-liquid. You want to make sure you don’t get any e-liquid in that inner tube, so keep it on the side. I think I could put a little more in there. You kind of want to cock your tank a little to the side as you’re doing this. The great thing about this cartridge is you’ve got a little eye glass here that you can see inside and you can see how much e-liquid you have in there. Can you see that? It’s about half full. Put the mouthpiece back on and tap that in there.
Okay, the e-liquid cartridge is in and we’re ready to vape the Pro Series 7. To turn it on, you press the firing button three times: one, two, three. It’s now turned on but that’s not the only thing you have to do. Now you are going to select your voltage setting. In order to do that, you’re going to have to press the button twice in a rapid succession. It’s got to be quicker than a half a second, so one, two. Now you’re going to start seeing these three lights here cycle through. The bottom light is the lowest voltage setting at 3.7; the middle light is 4.2 volts, and the top light – the biggest one – is 4.7 volts. When the voltage setting is lit to what you want it to be, you press the firing button one time. I want the highest one at 4.7 and I pressed it. The Pro Series 7 is now ready to vape.
So let’s see how the Pro Series 7 actually does in vaping. It’s not bad. It puts out a decent amount of vapor. It brings out the flavor of the e-liquid, so I can’t complain with that. It does a nice job. Now this tank is a little bit bigger than the Pro Series 3. Remember, in the Pro Series 3, it’s 1.6 mL; this is 2.4 mL, so you get a whole lot more e-liquid capacity in the tank itself. It should last you most of the day, if not all day, for just about 90% I would say of all people who vape. You get about 1,200 total pulls or hits off each filled tank, so that’s quite a bit. And in each cartridge, you could do up to 20 refills before you actually start noticing a reduction of vapor because the atomizers just outlive their life and it’s time to get a new one. To get a cartridge you’re going to have to go to the V2 website in order to purchase one. So it works pretty good. Let’s try it again.
Good vapor. Now this is a 3-in-1, just like the Pro Series 3. We know it does e-liquid; let’s see if it does loose leaf herbs as well. So here is the loose leaf cartridge. Let’s go ahead and take the top off, turn it to the side, pull it out, and there you’ll see the oven – the little chamber in there. I do have some crushed herbs that I’m going to put in. Now this is a chamomile mint mix, which tastes really nice when it’s vaping. It’s nice and relaxing; I’m sure you guys could think of some other herbs that will relax you just as well, but I’m going to have to stick with the chamomile and mint – and that should be enough right there.
Okay, now they stress that the herbs that you have inside of here needs to be loose yet not going over the white rim – that’s the inner oven right there. You don’t want it to go over that white rim inside there, so kind of keep it inside of the white canister. It feels kind of loose, so we’re good there. Put the top back on, go at an angle, and there we go. Set it in and you turn it on the same way that you did with your e-liquid. Press it three times, but that’s not your last step. Now you’ve got to select the temperature. To do that, you press the button twice in less than half a second – one, two. Okay, now it’s going to cycle through your temperatures, just like it did before. The first level on the first light is 200 degrees Celsius, the second light is 210 degrees Celsius, and the third light is 225 degrees Celsius. I’ll put that on the video as well so you see the difference, even with the Farenheiht.
We’re going to keep it at 225 degrees Celsius, so I’m going to wait until that light goes all the way up and then I’m going to press the start button to activate that power. Once your power is set, you press and hold the start button for about three seconds. That initiates the heating chamber. Take a look at the bottom of the battery. See how it has it at red? It’ll turn orange or yellowish and then green once that temperature is at the optimal level for that heating temperature. We want it at 225 degrees Celsius, so it’s heating up right now. It’ll turn orange here in a second and then it will turn green. It’s fairly quick; I think it’s a little faster than the Pro Series 3, so let’s just give it a second here for it to heat up. There, it just turned yellow and next step will be green and that will be your visual indication that it’s ready to vape.
We’re at green, the temperature is now at 225 degrees Celsius, it is vaporizing the chamomile and mint that’s inside of the chamber here. There’s a difference between combustion and vaporizing, so there’s no fire, no flame, nothing being burned; it’s just putting it at the temperature so the aromas and flavors of the chamomile is going to come out. Let’s go ahead and vape these herbs and see what that’s like. I think you only get about a two-minute window for you to vape before you have to reinitiate the battery again, so let’s go ahead and get started.
You’re not going to get the same kind of vapor as you do with e-liquid – it’s very little, because a lot of it is just heating it to the point of prior to combustion just to get those vapors out. Let me tell you, I could taste that chamomile right now. Very nice, very nice. To turn it off, press and hold the firing button and then press it three times.
All right folks, just to recap on the loose leaf herb portion of it. Make sure you clean out your cartridge after every use. Those things tend to not last too long if you keep it dirty, so use that brush and pick to get all the remaining herbs out of there after you’re done vaporizing. Also, I will admit to you I am not an expert when it comes to loose leaf herb vaporizing. I do not know what the ideal temperature is to vaporize a chamomile and mint combination. I may have had it too high; if I put it down to the second light, maybe that would have been a better vaporization process, so to speak. What I’m trying to say is each herb has their own vaporizing temperature, so whatever you decide to use for your loose leaf herbs, make sure you know what the ideal temperature is. There are various websites out there that will tell you.
So what do I think about the Pro Series 7? Do I think it’s better than the Pro Series 3? Definitely. Why? Because it provides a whole lot more features that the Pro Series 3 did not have. When it comes to e-liquids, I now have three voltage settings. The vapor production is pretty good and the flavor is great, so I am definitely getting that from the Pro Series 7. The loose leaf cartridge has three temperature settings, so that’s another thing that’s fantastic that you’re not going to find with the Pro Series 3.
Now, is it the best e-liquid vaporizer I’ve ever had? No, it’s not. Is it the best loose leaf cartridge on the market? I don’t think so. But what makes the Pro Series 7 so good is that it does both pretty well. So if you’re looking for an all-in-one, which this is what it is, something that does e-liquids, something that does loose leaf herbs – or something that even does waxes, the Pro Series 7 is definitely something that you’ll want to consider buying.
I do have a link on the bottom of this page. It does take you to the V2 website if you want to learn some more about the Pro Series 7. I also have another link that goes to my website that offers a 10% coupon with V2 Cigs, so you can use that on anything that you want to buy over there. So if you do want to get the Pro Series 7, which I think is running about $150 right now, you could take $15.00 off just by using that coupon. Click it, it tells you the code, input that during checkout, and you’ve got $15.00 off. You can’t really beat that; it’s a pretty good deal. You can use that $15.00 for some e-liquid or maybe some loose leaf herbs that you want to get on the market.