If you’re new to vaping, and you’re looking to get connected to the online vaping community, your initial forays can be a little overwhelming at first. Vaping has firmly established its presence on the web within the last ten years or so, and there’s a plethora of reviewers, forums, and opinions out there on every aspect of the subject. So we thought we would list some of the top vaping reviewers from YouTube to help you.
Mark Todd (Todd’s Reviews)
He’s been vaping and reviewing since 2012 and is a kind soft-spoken, lovable guy, who’s quick to laugh at himself in a moment of clumsiness, like when he drops a device or gets tongue-tied. Todd films his videos in what his subscribers have come to refer to as The Shed, that he built specifically for storing his massive collection of vaping gear soon after he started posting e-cig reviews on YouTube. He is constantly emptying his collection from his shed which he auctions for charity and is just another endearing quality about this guy from Scotland.
YOUTUBING SINCE: Jun 9, 2012
COUNTRY: Scotland UK
MOST POPULAR VID: Quick Look – ASPIRE Atlantis/CF MOD/CF SUB OHM
Scott Bonner (E-cig Reviews/igetcha69)
Scott Bonner, aka igetcha69 from E Cig Reviews, is one of the most prominent reviewers of e-cigarettes to date. His straightforward yet candid approach to his YouTube videos have helped hundreds, if not thousands of people in their quest to find an alternative to tobacco smoking. Scott is the granddaddy of YouTube vapers and he’s been doing reviews on e-cigarettes since 2008! Known to many as “The King of Smoke Rings”, Scott is much more than that… his reviews on everything to do with electronic cigarettes receive an enormous amount of traffic, as he tells it like it is!
YOUTUBING SINCE: Dec 15, 2008
MOST POPULAR VID: Review of the VGO 2 Mini E-Cig
Damian Morter (A bloody good vaping)
Damian is based in London, he first started reviewing on youtube with "Safer Vapers" as part of a duo in September 2013. After a short time, he decided to begin reviewing solo with ABGV which began May 2014 and focus on the higher end of vaping.
He also has a pretty damn good singing voice and check out this song he wrote about vaping.
YOUTUBING SINCE: May 12, 2014
MOST POPULAR VID: PICO review
Gareth Witty (Vapedog1666)
Gareth started vaping after his wife saw a free vaping kit and it all developed from there. He tried a few kits, but finally settled on the JACVapour which led to his interest in making reviews.
YOUTUBING SINCE: Nov 25, 2012
MOST POPULAR VID: Aspire Triton Mini Review
If you’ve even made an initial foray into the world of the YouTube vaping community, you’ll have heard of RiP Trippers. He is often described as a finely-bearded guy although his real name is not known to the public. His slick, well-produced videos have come a long way from his YouTube debut back in 2012 with his soft-spoken manner and webcam-in-the-dingy-bedroom setup.
YOUTUBING SINCE: Apr 18, 2012
MOST POPULAR VID: Cloud Chasing 101
Another US reviewer with over 300,000 subscribers, Indoor Smokers has also proven to be among the top vape YouTubers to watch out for. His approach in offering instructional videos to the online community has been outstanding. The videos he uploads on his YouTube channel are easy to follow even for beginners, which makes his YouTube channels a must if you want to grow your vaping knowledge.
YOUTUBING SINCE: Oct 3, 2010
MOST POPULAR VID: The Real Negative Side Effects of Vaping
Commonly referred to as Nick, this ex-smoker opted for vaping as an alternative. Back in 2008. when he was on a quest for an alternative to cigarettes, he came across an e-cigarette video. This video is what led him to pick up vaping. The following year, after finding vaping to be quite conducive, he started posting vaping videos on his channel. Grimm Green is one of the early vape YouTubers who set the standards for the online community to advocate for vaping and create awareness. He is thought to have inspired many people to abandon smoking and adopt a vaping instead. He has more than 290,000 subscribers and is definitely one of the favourites when it comes to vape YouTubers.
YOUTUBING SINCE: Aug 23, 2006
MOST POPULAR VID: Taking The Next Vaping Step 2: Ego’s to Mods
Richard Mallard comes from East Texas and has a similar storyline to other long time smokers who have switched to vaping. When he chose to quit, vaping was his option for smoking cessation. It proved to be successful and after adopting the vaping lifestyle, he went on to establish various business ventures in support of the industry. He was already a known name in YouTube since he started in 2013. What he needed then after adopting this new lifestyle was to rebrand. He studiously rebranded his YouTube channel from posting car stereo apparatus to vaping information.
YOUTUBING SINCE: Jun 24, 2013
MOST POPULAR VID: Cleaning out my Vape Room
Many people subscribe to his channel on YouTube to sharpen the information they already have on vaping. Phil Bursado seeks not only to entertain his web visitors but also maintains instructional content for his viewer base. He was a smoker once. However, he completely shifted to vaping in 2009 once he had acknowledged some of its merits. He discovered that the pros of vaping outweighed those of smoking and thus made the switch. Later on, inspired by numerous forums and reviews such as those from the E-Cigarette Forum and Grimm Green, he dedicated his effort towards providing instructional videos on YouTube. These videos are characterised by both humour and passion.
YOUTUBING SINCE: May 10, 2007
MOST POPULAR VID: Beginners Guide to E-Cigs and E-Cig Tech
Suck My Mod
Electronics and gadgets geek Mat Culley is another former smoker who got hooked on cigarettes in his teens. His wake up call was in his late 20s when he discovered a cancerous growth on his lip — that was it for him, and he’s been vaping since 2013 with his girlfriend and occasional co-presenter Vanessa. Suck My Mod boasts 80,000 subscribers, and Matt and Vanessa typically focus on the lesser-reviewed products and accessories.
YOUTUBING SINCE: Feb 11, 2014
MOST POPULAR VID: Aspire Atlantis Versus Kanger Subtank
Please, by all means, add your own favourite reviewers as we have only covered a small selection of UK and US reviewers, but there are very many other equally good reviewers out there.
A final note
If you vape sometimes, but still feel the need for a cigarette, DO NOT FEEL BAD ABOUT THIS. Stopping smoking is literally one of the hardest things you will ever do, but stick with it. We promise you that vaping is a very rewarding experience, and makes the transition away from tobacco that much easier.