Just the other day I was lamenting how vaping has got all too complicated and how it has become oblivious of a poor smoker who is yet to make that switch. And how all these Chuck Norris approved gismos need a sophisticated tech manual each. And how I'd love to see more stuff that you can set up and start vaping in a minute.
Well, the device I got in my #vapemail two days ago, a small kit Jac Vapour S22, is here to tell me to stop moaning. And to keep a little bit more open mind about different styles of vaping.
In a little blue box packaging it arrived timely like everything else that Ecigarettedirect, UK based company, has sent me for review in the last five years.
- 2600mAh battery, dimensions H82mm, W 22mm, L27mm, voltage 3.1 - 3.8 and more, connection 510
- 2ml topfill tank with airflow adjustment dial, removable tip which is not standard, but an adapter for 510 standard tips can be purchased separately
-1.0 Ohm MTL (mouth to lung) single vertical S-coil
- USB charger, with passthrough functionality
- small user manual
Rubber oil finish looks classy. Battery shape works great both in aesthetic and ergonomic sense. This is a small setup - fits nicely in your hand. Also, the problem that penstyle e-cig users have with their devices rolling off any surfaces all too often, is skillfully omitted here.
The shape of this battery is a happy mix of pen and box, stable enough to sit firm on the table, yet not boxlike ugly and clumsy. Small logo etched near the bottom of the battery also works as charging indicator. Button is thumb-ready, placed exactly where your thumb is supposed to be when you vape.
Airflow dial on the tank base works just fine. Mouthpiece is easily screwn on and off for top filling this tank which is also no hassle at all.
One of my favorite features is the passthrough functionality - so good for us laptop screen gazing scatterbrains who tend to forget that batteries need charging.
It's obvious that a lot of good thinking was invested into designing this setup. This is probably the best designed among the non-cigalike devices I have reviewed so far.
This is an easy to set up kit. You should prime the coil with two drops of e-liquid before you screw it on the tank base. Unscrew the mouthpiece and fill in the liquid. Adjust the airflow at the base to your preferred width. You're ready to go. 1.0 Ohm coil for mouth to lung vaping (MTL) is the part of this kit, which is just fine for me.
As always I'm using my 12mg nicotine e-liquid with 60-40 VG-PG ratio. However, I find that 6mg works better with this device. Now, just for the record, I normally vape 12mg or even 18 with my Evod twist and Spinner2 batteries I normally use.
The vapour volume is very satisfactory and so is the throat hit. There's a little sound during inhalation which doesn't bother me. Also, the tank gets just a little warm, not more than any of my devices, perhaps a bit less even. Draw is easy. Now, for the sake of fairness, I'm used to vaping with higher resistance coils 1.2 -1.8 Ohm and narrower mouthpieces, so I'd replace this one. However, I appreciate the experience and quite like it.
For direct lung vaping, I used 3mg nic VG e-liquid that I tried in the local shop with the ladies who own it. We used Hallo Tank 02's 0.5 Ohm coils.
So, the microphone goes to them in the first of which will hopefully be more reports from the shop.
This is one little, but mighty kit with a classy look. I even like that Martian green version. Anybody can vape it, from beginner to experienced vaper. Its size fits a hand perfectly and is small enough to carry in a pocket. It gives everyone a nice vape and can be adjusted for both styles of vaping.
For an ambitious goal to fit everybody, it's a nice achievement. However, what I would do with this kit is sell it in two versions, something like s22 DL and s22 MTL.
So, s22 DL would come with 0.5 Ohm coil and everything else would remain the same.
S22 MTL would have a narrower mouthpiece.
I'd go a bit higher with coil resistance, 1.2 perhaps, but that may be just me.
You can buy this kit, together with necessary spare parts, at Jac Vapour and Ecigarettedirect, UK.
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