Shisha Pen | Best E-Shisha Pen Review
By Tracey Jackson. Unlike the e-cigarette market which has many good e-cig review sites, at this time there are very few best shisha pen review sites or e-Hookah reviews for the best related products on the market.
We will keep a close eye on the situation and as more review sites appear we will then be able to conduct an analysis in much the same way we have with the e-cigarette market to establish the top shisha pens.
Are Shisha Pens Bad For You?
The vast majority of UK brands (or e-shisha pens, which are simply mini-tank e-cigs which allow the use of any e-liquid flavour including zero nicotine) are based on the Ego type battery which is a little cumbersome and some would say unattractive.
Many sites including eBay now appear to be selling cheap shisha pen products which are not high quality, these cheap shisha pens are available with bright colours designed to attract. Most of these particular pens are being imported from China and then re-branded for sale in the UK. Not the best shisha pens.
I’m not sure what they put into the e-liquids that are used with these shisha pens but I would urge you to think about what you are actually inhaling into your lungs – make sure you know what is in those e-liquids – buy only quality shisha devices to ensure your ultimate safety.
Generally speaking, then the electronic pen is not bad for you to any greater degree than e-cigarettes, but it is important to ensure you use safe tested e liquids and shisha pen flavours. (see e liquid guide here).
Until such time as the market develops and quality products and good shisha pen review sites start to appear I would suggest that you look at the e-cigarette reviews on this site and look to buy your best shisha pen from one of these companies.
V2Cigs have over 2 Million customers worldwide and they have now developed a good pen kit range using their e-cigarette battery technology which is of the highest quality. This results in a high quality dependable 4.2 volt battery, most other batteries are around 3.7 volts.
Additionally, V2 have a wide selection of e-liquids (including non-nicotine) and offer a range of the best tasting e-liquids in the UK. Importantly they offer batch testing of their e-liquids using an independent laboratory. If you are looking for flavours make sure you know all the e-liquid ingredients.
V2 then go one step further too – each e-liquid bottle you buy has a batch number so you can go online and retrieve a report that shows all the exact ingredients of the e-liquid that you are using in your shisha pen! Example Here
V2 Slimline Shisha Pen
What is equally interesting is that V2 have gone for a slimline shisha pen battery – which is far more attractive than the typical ego type shisha pen.
A slim rechargeable device: It has evolved!
The V2 shisha pen battery will last all day with one charge – at 4.2 Volts its significantly more powerful than the typical e-cig batteries on the market. The V2 slimline device is also much less of a hassle than some of the Ego ones.
Many of the said shisha pens comprise up to five separate parts, some parts simply push together rather than having a screw-thread – this means E-liquid will leak on to you. V2 have also introduced their Mini-Shisha- see below – a neat and more compact version. The V2 range now offers 5 “Classic” battery colours and 5 “Ex-Series” shisha battery colours so you are spoilt for choice. The V2 shisha pen has 2 parts – a shisha 4.2 volt battery and an e-liquid container or cartridge – that simply screw together. This makes them the best rechargeable Shisha pen.
Best Shisha Pen and Flavours
Less shisha pen parts means less chance of leaking e-liquid and less things to replace.
A final point: V2 can boast a customer base of over 2 Million people. Their success over the past two or three years is down to the quality of their products, it is also important to recognise that the “fuel” driving this growth must in part be down to the quality of their e-liquids.
Tip: Currently the basic V2 shisha pen kit ships with one e-liquid bottle – however you can test all the Shisha flavours by purchasing their zero nicotine sampler pack which includes 6 of their most popular flavour cartridges. There are six fruity options and six tobacco options to choose from.
These cartridges are compatible with their e shisha pen battery and their e-cigarette range and allow you to find the shisha flavours you most enjoy.
V2 have confirmed that they will be introducing smaller bottles of e-liquids in the near future. (Update 2016: V2 have now done this! View them here)
The new UK V2 Cigs Slimline Shisha Pen and “Mini-Shisha” Evolution Series:
The new mini-shisha is the same quality as their slimline pen but the battery is almost half the size – very ideal for a night out with friends!
Definitely the best device if you are looking for something neat and small. Pure-eLiquids Shisha Pen is a small scale variation of the kit with the minimum to get you started, this can also be used to vape your favourite CBD e-Liquid
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Or “e Shisha” the New V2 Ex Battery: The V2 You Know Multiplied by WOW
Today, you’re invited to experience the coolest battery on the market. Get to know the V2 EX Battery! This shisha pen battery incorporates cutting-edge design to provide you with new levels of customization and a range of new features. Select from five contemporary new patterns for the ultimate custom experience: Brushed Steel, Carbon Fibre, Scarlet Metallic, Royale and Bloom. Each EX Battery comes with a matching cartridge sleeve which fits snugly over both V2 Classic and EX Cartridges, creating a modern, streamlined look. Great look for your e shisha pens.
Gourmet E-Liquid UK
For the best vaping experience with your e shisha pen battery make sure you use proper tested gourmet e-liquid. In the United Kingdom many e-liquids simply do not give full disclosure of their e-liquid ingredients. There is no regulatory framework at this time so eLiquid brands don’t have to! If you are going to quit smoking and vape e-liquid you need to understand the health aspects of vaping generic eliquids. Do spend a little time and view our full e-liquid review section to find safe e liquids that are fully lab.tested with detailed ingredients. Gourmet eJuice reviews here.
A beginner’s guide on how to use e-shisha with your vape pen
If you already own a vape pen or vape stick, you are probably already familiar with the e-liquids you use in place of the normal tobacco found in traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes are primarily designed to be an alternative to traditional cigarettes and help people wean themselves off cigarettes completely. Some companies sell a “shisha pen” product specifically but essentially it is a vape pen or refillable e cigarette.
Now you can also use your e-cig – ie your shisha stick! to vape “e-shisha” – e liquid designed for flavour rather than nicotine, an alternative to using a classic water pipe usually used to smoke traditional shisha.
What is e-shisha?
E-shisha is an electronic form of smoking nicotine free shisha. Traditional shisha is usually a syrupy, tobacco mix that is smoked through a water pipe, however, e-shisha is primarily 0% nicotine and can be smoked using a normal vape stick or shisha stick. See our e-juice review to ensure you buy only the best liquid.
How does it differ from e-liquid?
Usually both items will come in similar, small plastic bottles that you can use to fill the tank of your e-cigarette. Just from looking, the two look pretty much the same, however there are differences. Normal e-liquids will contain a certain amount of nicotine, measured in mg, e-shisha does not contain nicotine and is usually sweeter and more flavoursome when vaped.
What equipment do you need?
A regular, refillable e-cigarette or vaporiser vape pen is all you need to vape e-shisha. You can buy a pen device specifically but your typical high quality vape pen will do the same job.
Traditional shisha is very similar to vaping in general, however it’s important not to try to smoke normal shisha in your e-cig – it must be e liquid based. If you don’t want to commit to an e-cigarette or shisha pen for the long term, there are also many different flavoured e-shisha sticks that offer a limited amount of vapes before having to be disposed of. Less common are e-hookahs, you’ll find that the more popular e-cigarette brands will have e-shisha that can be used with their normal devices, so an e-hookah isn’t essential.
How do you use your e-shisha Pen?
Vaping e-shisha is the same as vaping a normal e-cigarette. Before vaping, fill up your vape pen’s tank with the e-shisha liquid. Then, switch on your device and inhale like you would with normal e-liquid.
What different types are there?
E-shisha predominantly comes in sweet flavours, ranging from peach and strawberry, to more adventurous flavours like pear drops or energy drink flavour. There is also tobacco flavoured e-shisha, but these are more popular with people trying to quit smoking, than regular shisha lovers. It is important to use pharma grade lab. tested liquid, many e-shisha liquids are made or mixed from a combination of concentrates and other unknown flavour ingredient within say a local shop, not the safest to vape!
Where can you buy your Shisha pen?
Due to shisha pens not being hugely popular amongst vapers just yet, the best place to purchase is directly from the manufacturers website. Some of the larger name e-cig brands like V2 and some on-line retailers like Pure-eLiquids and UK E-cigarette Store stock e-shisha liquid in 10ml, 20ml and larger bottles and offer safer fully tested e-shisha liquid. Also check out our best e-shisha pen reviews.
Will the tobacco product directive affect my shisha vaping?
In theory, according to Metro, TPD regulations should not affect your Shisha vaping providing you are using zero nicotine. This also applied to herbal vaping, again provided that no nicotine is involved. ie Zero Nicotine e liquid is not covered under the new TPD rules and regulations.
Take a look at our best vaporizer review here: The Pro Series 3.
Or the S3’s bigger brother: The V2 Pro Series 7 Vaporizer review.