ExpressVPN vs TorGuard vs 2017

After comparing these VPNs, we have a winner!

 
 

Which VPN is better?

Technical writer, ex-robot manual creator gone privacy enthusiast/VPN expert
Let’s start with the similarities between ExpressVPN and TorGuard: They both use the very secure AES-256 encryption (or 128-bit if desired, for a faster but less-secure connection), both have native apps for every commonly used platform, they both have a kill-switch feature, both have 24-hr chat support features. This is where the similarities end, and where the contrasts begin; Express is based out of the British Virgin Islands (also home to IPVanish), putting them out of the reach of the data retention laws that companies like, say, TorGuard, are subject to because they are based in the US. TorGuard, while it does have a healthy country and server count, cannot compete with ExpressVPN’s wealth of countries offered and number of servers within those countries. One point in TorGuard’s favor is the number of simultaneous connections allowed: 5 in comparison to Express’ 3. Express does, however, work well for Netflix, while TorGuard threw in the towel some time ago when they took their Netflix server offline and announced that they would not be providing a new one.
 
Rating
Features
  • 4.9
  • 4.3
Pricing
  • 4.9
  • 4.2
Ease of Use
  • 5.0
  • 4.5
Reliability & Support
  • 5.0
  • 4.5
 

Reviews

Expert Review

Ran Greenberg
New-Media and online expert, Venture Capitalist and investor
  • 4.9

Many VPNs claim to be the fastest, but trust us when we say ExpressVPN is telling the truth. It’s our top pick for streaming movies and TV shows with their unlimited bandwidth and more than 1,000 servers in over 100 locations. Besides for having great encryption and security, ExpressVPN does not log any traffic data or DNS queries, allows P2P on all of their servers (a rarity among VPNs), has

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Latest positive user review
Orman
  • 5.0
You da man, Jerome! Was pretty upset when I had paid for a year subscription and Netflix wasn't working. Thankfully, Jerome was able to show me which servers worked and within a few mins of chatting I was able to stream again. Glad I choose this service over the others as I hear Netflix doesn't work with most.
Latest negative user review
Derek
  • 1.0
Overrated vpn service Really overrated and overpriced vpn service. The speed are really poor especially with US servers. The only thing customer service offers is to get refunded instead of trying to solve your problem. They should really pay more attention to speeds as rated very good and sometimes take a look to chats what customer guys are typing
Expert Review

Ariel Hochstadt
Ex-Google, International tech speaker
  • 4.2

TorGuard is one of the most renowned online privacy providers. With over 1200 servers in 43 different locations, it guarantees service for users from all around the world including countries with restrictions. The network is spread out across various countries, which includes the US, China, UAE, Egypt and Australia. Once connected, you are allowed to select any server of your choice, all offeri

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Latest positive user review
Justin
  • 5.0
No major complaints Their support is probably the best I've ever received, with responses within a few minutes. Their android app however needs some improvement with more frequent updates need, but the windows version seems to have no issues. Their recent anyconnect vpn service addition seems to work much faster than openvpn at its highest cypher setting.
Latest negative user review
James
  • 1.0
Don't use if you want BBC I stopped using TorGuard after receiving this after signing up in June 2017.... "Thank you for contacting us. At the moment all of our shared servers have been blocked by BBC." Great set-up, easy interface and good speeds, but the above is a complete killer for me so no good.
Latest positive user review
Orman
  • 5.0
You da man, Jerome! Was pretty upset when I had paid for a year subscription and Netflix wasn't working. Thankfully, Jerome was able to show me which servers worked and within a few mins of chatting I was able to stream again. Glad I choose this service over the others as I hear Netflix doesn't work with most.
Justin
  • 5.0
No major complaints Their support is probably the best I've ever received, with responses within a few minutes. Their android app however needs some improvement with more frequent updates need, but the windows version seems to have no issues. Their recent anyconnect vpn service addition seems to work much faster than openvpn at its highest cypher setting.
Latest negative user review
Derek
  • 1.0
Overrated vpn service Really overrated and overpriced vpn service. The speed are really poor especially with US servers. The only thing customer service offers is to get refunded instead of trying to solve your problem. They should really pay more attention to speeds as rated very good and sometimes take a look to chats what customer guys are typing
James
  • 1.0
Don't use if you want BBC I stopped using TorGuard after receiving this after signing up in June 2017.... "Thank you for contacting us. At the moment all of our shared servers have been blocked by BBC." Great set-up, easy interface and good speeds, but the above is a complete killer for me so no good.
 

Pricing

Starting price $6.67/ month $5.00/ month
Money Back Guarantee (Days) 30 30
Devices per license 3 1
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 The Bottom Line

Daniel Krohn
Technical writer, ex-robot manual creator gone privacy enthusiast/VPN expert

We thought both VPNs offer almost the same features for the everyday user, but looking further into our review gave us a somewhat different picture. Express gets past the Great Firewall of China and provides better speeds than TorGuard. Express allows users to use Netflix where TorGuard still has issues with the popular streaming service. These alone should give the advantage to Express. We prefer Express; it's also cheaper than TorGuard. More Info