Introduction to the Cigreen X V2
Cigreen are a manufacturer based in Guangdong, China. Manufacturing a large variety of e-cigarette related products, their production in the past has been focused on good quality clones, but recently they have moved into manufacturing their own authentic designs.
- 22mm diameter
- Stainless steel
- Copper contact pin (non-adjustable)
- Wide bore delrin drip tip
- Delrin 510 adapter for standard drip tips
- 4 post design
- Philips screws
- Large post holes (1.5mm)
- High temperature insulator
- Deep juice well (5mm)
- 18 hole air adjustment, 9 holes per side
- 1 piece wide bore top cap with heat sink fins.
- Negative posts milled directly into the deck
What's in the box?
- 1x Cigreen X V2 RDA
- 1x wide bore drip tip (12mm)
- 1x Delrin 510 Adapter
- Extra O-rings
- Blue screwdriver
- Replacement screws
- 2x pre-built coils
A very solidly constructed RDA which is extremely similar to a Mutation X V2 but this is definitely Cigreen's own spin on that design and not a copy. I thought all the machining was very good with no obvious problems. No problem at all with the screws, none were threaded or jammed and were easy to loosen and tighen up again.
The top cap has heat sink fins to reduce temperature. The drip tip fits snugly as does the 510 adapter. The sleeve air flow control is easily adjusted. Airflow is controlled by blades that are machined into the top cap offering numerous options. The o-rings are decent and grip well.
I was left feeling that this a very nicely machined RDA. Everything came in a nice black and white presentation box with a bag of spares.
Cigreen X V2 Build
Building this was extremely simple. The post holes are large enough to accommodate most typical builds and the screws tightened down well. I first fitted a 0.4mm Kanthal (24 AWG) coil wrapped around a 3mm screwdriver which had a final resistance of 0.8 ohms. My second build was a dual coil also using 0.4mm Kanthal and that build came out at 0.4 ohms. Both builds used Japanese cotton as my chosen wicking material.
How does it vape?
Very well to be honest. It really does put out the clouds but unlike a lot of cloud chasing RDA's the flavour remains reasonably good even at maximum airflow. Closing down the air holes obviously boosts flavour as does replacing the wide bore with a standard drip tip. I found it to be equally enjoyable to vape on whether I was running a single or a dual coil build.
Refilling is easy and you can either drip down the wide bore drip tip or remove the top cap. I vaped a variety of flavours in this RDA ranging from Red Astaire to my own DIY rum and coke. Everything tasted good, its not up there with specific flavour chasing drippers but it is better than a lot of cloud chasing type RDA's where flavour is typically washed out or lost.
I used this RDA on my Sigelei 100w+ and tested it at a variety of wattages between 30 watts and 100 watts. I experienced no issues at all with either my single or dual coil build.
It will leak like any RDA if you over fill and due to the number of holes it does mean they can get wet from spit back and that can run down the side but its not heavily leak prone unless you fill it up and put it in your pocket. Remember to vape off any liquid before carrying it out and about.
An authentic RDA for those on a budget. The airflow options are probably more suited to those who want to blow clouds but it can be reduced for people who are interested in using it for flavour. The 510 drip tip adapter also offers further versatility. The machining is excellent throughout, fitting coils is extremely easy and I see it being very forgiving for those new to RDA's. The juice well is deep so you won't find yourself having to re-drip right away. The fact that the airflow has the options for single and dual coils is another advantage. The flavour is good, nothing amazing but good enough and the vapour produced is significant.
At this time Cigreen have also released the X V3. As far as I'm aware it offers no significant changes about from the new hinge which has been added to the top cap.
As far as the X V2 is concerned its a very good, straight forward RDA and at the £20 average asking price definitely worth it.