The Gamucci electric cigarette classic model is one of the more notable brands in the U.K. due to successful marketing and advertising campaigns. Many people have purchased Gamucci and are happy while others have had problems.
It does seem that Gamucci may want consider ways to improve their product before it goes from being famous to being infamous if it hasn’t already.
Many people living in the U.K. are still attracted to the product and willing to pay a premium despite its shortcomings because it is so readily available and used by so many there.
If you fall into this category or find a great deal on a used model, the Gammuci electric cigarette classic pen style may still be for you. I suggest you read the specifics below however, and make sure that your smoking habits can tolerate a few hiccups.
Electronic Cigarette Review:
- Manufacturer: Gamucci
- Country: The U.K.
- Model: Classic
- Style: Pen-Style
- Starter Kit Price: ~$120.00
- Cartridge Price (5-Pack): ~$15.00
- Number of flavors: 5
- Nicotine Levels Offered: Regular, Light, Ultra Light, Zero
Starter Kit Contents:
The Gamucci cigarette, 2 rechargable batteries, battery charger, power cord, felt carrying pouch and 5 regular strength cartridges.
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- Ratings and Score:
- Batteries and Charger: 2
- Atomizer: 3
- Cartridges: 2
- Construction / Quality: 2
- Cost: 2
- Overall: 2.2 (Below Average)
Cartridge Rating = 2
The cartridges come in packs of 5. Four strengths are offered: Regular (16mg Nicotine), light (11mg), ultra light (6mg) and zero (0mg). Only 2 flavors offered at all strengths and they are tobacco and menthol. Apple, cherry, coffee, peach and turkish delight are offered in regular and zero strengths only.
The Gamucci cigarette cartridge is supposed to be equivalent to 20 traditional cigarettes according to the website but they do not seem to last that long. Other reasons the Gamucci cartridges rate low are because they are harsher than other brands and all the exotic flavors are not offered at all strengths (only regular and zero).
Some people like the Gamucci cartridges though, so if you don’t check the forums to see if other cartridges fit this Gamucci cigarette.
Atomizer Rating = 3
Like many generic pen-style electronic cigarettes the Gamucci cigarette classic model uses a 2 hole atomizer which can be a little harder to drag on than an actual cigarette and other electronic cigarette models.
Nothing else really stands out on the Gamucci atomizer other than it is an auto switch on style and seems about as responsive as other brands and the amount of water vapor / smoke seemed a little light which could also be related to the cartridges.
Batteries & Charger Rating = 2
Batteries on this model use an orange light / LED on the tip. Batteries and chargers were rated low because even though the starter kit comes with an extra battery many people report problems with one of the batteries or the charger. The problems include the charger not charging the battery and battery life being short before needing a recharge.
To me it seems like it might be the connection between the battery and the charger like one not making contact or making poor contact so the charger either appears to not work or the battery doesn’t charge or charges poorly causing them to appear bad or carry only a brief charge.
If you have a problem with a Gamucci cigarette battery or charger try experimenting with it. It may just be a little quirky like alot of other gadgets.
Construction / Quality Rating = 2
While the Gamucci cigarette battery, atomizer chamber and cartridge all fit together very nicely and feel very solid and comfortable in the hand I had to rate it down in this area as well.
If you look very closely at the atomizer chamber the paint doesn’t seem to be consistent. Also, the finish on the atomizer chamber doesn’t match the battery finish. I do not know if this problem is a fluke or is present in the majority of the products.
Cost Rating = 2
If it weren’t for the fact that you can find spare parts from third parties for this device and will probably use different cartridges than Gamucci cartridges I would have rated cost lower.
Gamucci cigarette starter kits are way overpriced for what you get. Cartridges are slightly over-priced.
Since there isn’t a variety of strengths offered with the starter kit it may take a couple additional cartridge orders before you find the right strength if you don’t want to smoke the regular strength.
Price is better for those living in the U.K. when start to factor in what it costs in shipping etc to order something internationally.
Style and Extra Features
As long as you aren’t scrutinizing the finish close up, the Gamucci cigarette classic model looks very classy. The combination of the black mouth piece, classic white body and silver trim is very sharp. Its a good thing that the the color and the style of this model is classy and sharp because it is the only one offered.
Another nice perk that I haven’t seen before is that the starter kit comes with a felt pouch. I find this very useful because I don’t like the body of my electronic cigarette to rub again stuff in my coat pocket like keys, mp3 player etc.
The pouch would probably also work well in a purse.