Newsletter March 2017
Welcome to the Captain Vapour Newsletter March 2017. It’s been an excellent month, even with a storm blowing over the Motueka Sunday Market one weekend. It does rain in Motueka after all!
The website is looking great and we ironed out a backend function with website code that has been a bother for a few months. (A cyber rat in the ship’s hold!) Big thanks to Phil @ 1080 Design for all his support with the build of the site, especially through some frustrating recoding nights! We’d love to hear about your experience using the website, all feedback is welcome and appreciated.
Captain Vapour Focus:
While new-to-vaping starter kits remain our primary focus, a range of more intermediate products have now been added. This includes the new Kanger TOGO mini starter kit and the well-reviewed Kanger EMOW. For me, the Kanger TOPEVOD is just not powerful enough to give a true vaporizer experience, but it does have a place for the now-and-again minimal vapers, so we’ll continue to stock them. The EMOW sits nicely between the TOPEVOD and TOGO units.
This month’s bestseller is still the Kanger CUPTI.
Kanger TOGO vaporizer – I have been running the Kanger TOGO mini for two weeks now, and these are a welcome edition to our mid-skill starter kit range. They pack a real punch for such a small unit. The 0.5ohm CLOCC coil gets it right up to the CUPTI in performance.
The only drawback is the built in battery as it’s not swappable for convenience like the CUPTI and the lack of wattage control, (says he, the hardened vape enthusiast!). It would be impossible to fit in such a small unit. This vaporizer is perfect for someone who needs simplicity over menu functions, and it is so small! Next week we’ll swap out to 1.5ohm CLOCC for mouth-to-lung testing with a 50/50 higher NIC Tobacco E-Juice.
Kanger K-Kiss vaporizer – this wasn’t looking that good to me when I first saw the photo. Tacky, I thought. But Kanger sent me a unit to trial, and I was completely converted. It comes with an excellent SSOCC tank that has not leaked once and gives massive flavour and vapour on the supplied 0.2ohm SSOCC coil. Its triangle shape is ergonomic and fits naturally in your hand.
Last week, changing to a 0.5ohm coil, wasn’t quite cutting it and feel it needs more power going through with a 6mg VG Captain Vapour E-Liquid. I’m sure it would be fine with a 12mg, but I’m not going up in NIC. This week, the 0.15ohm ni200 see its performance with a temperature control coil work equally well, if not better than the 0.2ohm supplied with the unit. Next week we are on to a SSOCC Ceramic Coil then onto an authentic Kanger SSOCC MTL 1.5ohm coil.
Captain Vapour ‘Strawberry Kiwi’ 6mg VG Heavy E-Liquid, tasted best with the SSOCC 0.2ohm and the 0.15ohm ni200 Temperature Controlled Coil. The battery lasts really well and it delivers on the 0.2ohm coil – great for a long road trip or a back up device.
The KangerTech K-Kiss Vaporizer will be available at Captain Vapour Store from 1st April 2017.
My verdict: It’s good, and the Spanish Armada Wood Veneer is a winner. The higher-end-vapist needs to check this out.
There are now 19 E-Liquid flavours in the Captain Vapour range. We will go up to 20 and that will be it. What are we missing? We’ve had a few requests for a menthol tobacco. Please let us know what you would like to see on the menu, as there’s only room for one more before we have to start makin’ em walk the plank!
Captain Vapour E-Liquid is hand crafted and we regularly check each liquid to tweak slightly for enhanced flavours. This month saw me revisit the following:
‘Desert Island Watermelon’. I pulled back on overall flavour as it was quite strong. This can be due to loving it so much and adding more flavour as you become accustomed to it. Vape mouth! Feedback since has been perfect. Very happy with it.
‘Shipwrecked Pina Colada’ – This has been a favourite for years and has not been tweaked as so good. After drinking a real Pina Colada recently I decided to up the creaminess factor. This is now the real deal and has received excellent feedback from our locals.
‘Pearl Harbor Tobacco’ – For R&D purposes, I decided to smoke an organic tobacco roll-up – my 1st analogue cigarette for over two years. I compared this to ‘Pearl Harbor’ and was pleasantly surprised at the closeness to this E-Liquid. We don’t need to change a thing! As for the analogue cigarette, no we don’t need to go back there.
‘Pineapple Lumps’ – a recheck took place on the kindly donated Kanger DRIPEZ ‘percolator’ vape and has been trialled by marketeers on Sundays. This is perfection. No tweak neccessary!
‘Cafe Marshmallow’ – a new edition comprised of five strawberry flavours balanced to perfection – a current favourite here. Think strawberry milk with marshmallow on cereal. A perfect breakfast-through-to-dinner vape.
E-Liquid Frosted Glass Bottles:
We’re stepping up the game – black frosted glass dripper bottles are being manufactured for our E-Liquid in 10ml, 30ml and 60ml sizes – it’s time to look as good as they taste. New labels will be released along with the new tamper-free bottles – a Captain Vapour message on a bottle:)
Now that we are sailing out of Port Motueka with global website exposure, I made acquaintance with Moana Du Feu from the Ohm Kiwis. A big thanks for all your NZ Vape advice and helping us get ourselves out there to the rest of New Zealand.
Vape Meet – Top Of The South – April 9th 2017:
Moana has kindly organised a vape-meet at the Playhouse Cafe near Mapua in Tasman on Sunday April 9th. Captain Vapour will be there with our rang of liquids to try, and I’ll be bringing all the latest gear from Kangertech and Grenco Science along to you to see in the flesh.
Letter Of Marque – Captain Vapour Awarded Official Reseller from KangerTech:
Kangertech is unquestionably one of the leading hardware manufacturers within the
vaping industry. Since the popularization of electronic cigarettes, Kanger have been at the forefront of innovation, originality, and progression. Kangertech have pioneered several devices that have individually and collectively set the groundwork to help shape the direction of the industry as a whole. Kanger’s revolutionary spirit persists to this day, as is their dedication to manufacturing the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking products on the market.
Captain Vapour is proud to have been awarded official Kangertech Authorized Reseller status. We have a great relationship with Kanger, and as a result of this, we are able to offer the highest support on Kangertech products purchased from Captain Vapour here in New Zealand.
Last but never the least:
A big thanks go to the Captain’s wife, Sarah, who has held up to our E-Liquid bottling needs and coped well during frustrating website-build-nights! Exceptional runs to the Motueka post-shop/emporium see website mail orders deftly packaged and swiftly dispatched by this swashbucklin’ beauty. It’s a shame she does not vape, as with her culinary skills we would have a master E-Liquid crafter on our decks. x
We hope to see you at the weekly Motueka Sunday Market, Captain Vapour on Facebook, at the Top of the South Vape Meet, or simply give us a call for all your vaping needs and advice.
Thanks for reading our Newsletter March 2017, have a great month.
Jon from Captain Vapour ⚓