e Cigarette Buyers Guide

Welcome to the Gentlemen's Reserve e-Cigarette Buyers Guide. Here you will find our personal opinions and impressions on many of the products we carry as well as who we recommend what to and why.

 

Joye 510 mini e-cigarette[ skip ]

Who makes it:
JoyeTech of China.

What it is:
A light weight, compact mini e-cigarette about the size of a ballpoint pen in girth but shorter in length with a manual push-to-activate button and light up LED tip.

What does it compete with:
Similar mini e-cigarettes such as the DSE901, KR808 and derivatives of the KR808, including many other comparable e-cigarette models.

What makes it different:
Unlike the KR808 cartomizers where the cartridge and atomizer are in one, the Joye 510 uses a separate atomizer and cartridge combination. It also has different battery capacities than similar mini e-cigarettes, coming standard with 150mAh batteries.

What we like about it:
Convenient to use, easy to grab and go, small in size, light and compact, fits in your pocket without becoming a huge hassle. The Joye 510 atomizer is legendary. They have great durability and its common to get 6 or more weeks out of a standard resistance 510 atomizer, especially with proper usage and maintenance. They produce decent throat hit, good vapor, and nice flavor. The batteries also last in excess of 6 months in terms of durability and can take alot of abuse, many of my customers and myself included are very rough on our e-cigs so their durability is tried and true. JoyeTech also has good quality control and we do not experience many dead on arrival components.

What we hate about it:
Definitely the battery capacity. With the charging case its a unit suitable for heavy vapers and smokers if you don't mind constantly switching batteries every 1-2 hours, but with higher capacity e-cig models out there like the Joye eGo or GG line, it begs the question why bother fiddling around at all with 510 batteries. The notorious 'burnt atomizer' taste that can plague certain Joye 510 atomizers is another issue as well, and has impacted the otherwise stellar flavor performance of the 510 atomizer in our ratings.

Why we carry it:
It's possibly the best known e-cig model to ever exist, and its popularity is for good reason. The e-cig that I first ever used and still a competitive model to date for its mini e-cigarette class, the 510 is great bang for your buck and if it were not for the shortfalls of the battery capacity it would still be our most recommended product.

Who we recommend it to:
Newcomers who are light smokers (half a pack a day or less) or light vapers looking for a small, convenient mini e-cigarette and want reliable atomizer performance and good component durability.

 

 

Joye eGo e-cigarette[ skip ]

Who makes it:
JoyeTech of China.

What it is:
A cigar sized e-cigarette with a manual push-to-activate button with light up LED built into the button.

What does it compete with:
E-cigs with similar battery capacities like e-cigars/e-pipes, and 510 connections like the eGo-T, including the GG Slim and various 'box mods'.

What makes it different:
Compared to others, the Joye eGo is a total package unit from a factory that has been tailored to consumer demands for a larger capacity electronic cigarette that still bares the highly reputable JoyeTech brand name.

What we like about it:
Convenient to use, easy to grab and go (its an eGo!), an easily manageable size, lighter than a cellphone and as long as a pen. Comes with an intelligently designed USB+wall-outlet charger. The Joye eGo's cone atomizer is of the same calibre quality as the 510. They are built to last, have a huge capacity for juice, and less prone to the 'burnt atomizer' taste phenomenon. Solid flavor, improved throat hit, and appreciable vapor are expectable from the eGo atomizer. The batteries also use a 510 connection and will facilitate the use of many sorts of modified components and atomizer/cartomizers. JoyeTech's reputable quality control is applied to this products manufacture and dead on arrival components are rarely experienced.

What we hate about it:
Nothings really been improved verse the 510 as far as the atomizer/cartridge technology goes. There is an eGo-T tank-cartridge version but this has received mixed feedback due to functional issues.

Why we carry it:
Like its predecessor its quickly becoming the most popular e-cig on the market. You need not worry about charging batteries all the time, and if the 650mAh battery isn't sufficient there are 900mAh and 1000mAh batteries available. It is a very welcomed improvement to the Joye 510.

Who we recommend it to:
Newcomers who are mild to heavy smokers (half a pack a day or more) or light to experienced vapers looking for good battery capacity with the versatility of a 510 connection and a reliable atomizer.

 

 

GG Telescopic System e-cigarette[ skip ]

Who makes it:
Golden Greek of Greece.

What it is:
A stainless steel tube with a telescoping midsection to facilitate various battery combinations and multi-adapter to facilitate various atomizer connection types.

What does it compete with:
Other high end e-cigarette 'mods'.

What makes it different:
The telescoping midsection is one of the hallmarks of the GGTS. Its multi-adapter allowing the use of several different atomizer types including Joye 510, DSE901, and KR808 is another defining feature.

What we like about it:
Stainless steel construction is both durable and sleek. Construction free of soldering, glue, and epoxies means there is less toxic crap in your vape. Lifetime warranty from the manufacturer means your never left on your own. Capability to vape from 3.7v to 7.4v with different battery combinations, as well as the capability to modify the length of the e-cigarette. Air flow control ring allows tweaking of your draw strength. A creator devoted to refining and expanding the possibilities of the GGTS.

What we hate about it:
Over tightening the telescoping battery compartment can disable function of the e-cig until it is loosened and retightened to a lesser degree. Units come from the manufacturer with minor cosmetic imperfections. High price tag, substantially higher since the stainless steel version was released. Rarely ever available on the market.

Why we carry it:
Because we believe its one of the best e-cigarettes ever made.

Who we recommend it to:
Experienced vapers who want precise control of their vaping.

 

 

GG iAtty[ skip ]

Who makes it:
Golden Greek of Greece.

What it is:
A stainless steel tankomizer you build yourself with a 3+ml e-liquid holding capacity and a 510 connection.

What does it compete with:
Other build-it-yourself atomizers.

What makes it different:
Designed specially for the GGTS and GGTB model e-cigarettes.

What we like about it:
Sleek look when used with the GGTS or GGTB. Lifetime warranty from the manufacturer on the major components. Large 3+ml e-liquid tank capacity means you can go several days before changing liquid. Tons of vapor, clean crisp flavor, and solid throat hit. 510 connection threading makes it more versatile with respect to mods outside the GG line.

What we hate about it:
Its pricey upfront and rarely ever available on the market.

Why we carry it:
Atomizers you can rebuild can save you tons of money in the long run. Advanced users can appreciate this bonus. Its a high demand item for the GG e-cigarette line.

Who we recommend it to:
Experienced vapers only. Very technical assembly.

 

 

GG Telescoping Battery e-cigarette[ skip ]

Who makes it:
Golden Greek of Greece.

What it is:
A stainless steel tube with a telescoping false-battery to facilitate several different battery combinations.

What does it compete with:
Other mid-range e-cigarette 'mods'.

What makes it different:
The included and removable telescoping false-battery facilitates multiple battery configurations without altering the size of the e-cig unit itself.

What we like about it:
Stainless steel construction is both durable and sleek. Construction free of soldering, glue, and epoxies means there is less toxic crap in your vape. Lifetime warranty from the manufacturer means your never left on your own. Capability to vape from 3.7v to 7.4v with different battery combinations. Reasonably priced.

What we hate about it:
Units come from the manufacturer with minor cosmetic imperfections. Rarely ever available on the market.

Why we carry it:
Its a great value and a great way to get some of the benefits of the GGTS at a fraction the cost.

Who we recommend it to:
Newcomers who are moderate to heavy smokers (a pack or more a day) or any level vaper looking for good battery capacity and different voltages.

 

 

GG Slim e-cigarette[ skip ]

Who makes it:
Golden Greek of Greece.

What it is:
A stainless steel tube with a telescoping false-battery to facilitate several different battery combinations.

What does it compete with:
Higher capacity e-cigs such as the Joye eGo. Other mini e-cigarette 'mods'.

What makes it different:
The included and removable telescoping false-battery facilitates multiple battery configurations without altering the size of the e-cig unit itself.

What we like about it:
Smaller than a cigar in size makes it convenient to grab and go. Stainless steel construction is both durable and sleek. Construction free of soldering, glue, and epoxies means there is less toxic crap in your vape. Lifetime warranty from the manufacturer means your never left on your own. Capability to vape from 3.7v to 7.4v with purchase of additional extension sleeve. Reasonably priced.

What we hate about it:
Button position is not ideal for many users. Units come from the manufacturer with minor cosmetic imperfections. Rarely ever available on the market.

Why we carry it:
Its a small and compact pocket sized GG e-cig, looks beautiful and vapes like a machine. Grab and go without worry.

Who we recommend it to:
Newcomers who are moderate to heavy smokers (a pack or more a day) or any level vaper looking for a sleek and small 3.7v e-cig with the potential to upgrade to 7.4v later.

 

 

Nicotine Strengths[ skip ]

Who makes it:
We do, right here in Canada. The final composition of all our liquids is prepared here by us for you.

What we offer:
8mg, 16mg, 24mg, and 32mg strength increments of eliquid in many flavors.

How the strengths compare to cigarettes:
Most people cannot notice a difference of several mg in strength, but the highest strength of 32mg can be very brutal to newcomers. The nicotine emissions stated on a cigarette pack do not properly translate to nicotine strength used for vaping, trying to make the comparison often leads to dissatisfaction.

What we recommend and to who:
For newcomers who are moderate to heavy smokers (one or more packs a day) we recommend starting with the 24mg strength. In the case of extremely heavy smokers, the 32mg may be more appropriate. If you smoke less than a pack a day, the 16mg is recommended to start. We do not recommend the 8mg to anyone unless they have previous vaping experience and wish to taper their dosage.

 

 

e-Liquid Flavors[ skip ]

Who makes it:
Some of the flavors we offer are created by us as noted by the "GR" in the product name. Other flavors are made by legendary US vendor Tasty Vapor® as noted by "TV" in the product name.

What we offer:
More than 30 flavors ranging the entire spectrum of tastes.

What we recommend and to who:
If your looking for simulated tobacco flavors, checkout products in our Cowboy Classics category. For those looking to be a little more adventurous, our Exotic Blends category features tropical cocktails and other juicy treats. If your a fan of sweet caramels, coffees, and chocolates then our Midnight Delights category is for you. To those wanting to reflect back to being a kid in a candy store our Special Reserve category features all sorts of classic flavors that will bring back the nostalgia.

 

 Still undecided? We suggest you check out user reviews of our products from hobbyist reviewers and customers alike before making your final decision.

Payment Methods

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Shipping Methods

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Worldwide: Variable
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USA: $10.00
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What are GR tailor made tobaccos?

We handmade your eliquid on a made to order basis allowing you to select the composition, strength and quantity you wish

Additive:
Select from various additives to jazz up your tobacco should you find yourself in a nut. Two strengths of menthol and cloves are available from the menu for all tobaccos, other flavors vary by what we think goes good together.

Strength:
Select the strength of nicotine you would like.

Filter:
Select the % of overall flavoring used in your tobacco blend of choice. Standard id the original flavoring %for each blend, the filterless is 200%, the light is 50% and extra light is 25%.

Serving:
Select the volume of liquid you would like.

Base:
Select the base composition of the eliquid. PG is Propylene Glycol, VG is Vegetable Glycerine, PEG400 is Polyethylene Glycol 400.

Quantity
Select the number of bottels you would like.

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Helpful tips for the wondering fellow!

Brewed the old way
Looking for the originl blend? Go with the choices shown in bold green in each of the options covered below.

Additive (none)
If this is your first time you may want to choose none untill you have sampled the base blend itself. If your a menthol or cloves fan we recommend starting with thr light options.

Strength
16mg-24mg is the most commonly vaped range.

Filter (standard 100%)
Start with the standard (100%) if it is your first time. We do generally flavor our tobaccos on the stronger side so if you prefer a lighter tobacco taste consider the light (50%) or extra light (25%) filter.

Serving
If you are unsure of your choices go with the 5ml sampler!

Base (70% PG, 30% VG)
PG/VG is most common. Go with VG if throat hit and flavor are less important to you than visible vapor. PEG400 offers substantially lower viscosity than VG without the irritant properties associated with PG while also maitaining a good amount of flavor.