There is now a plethora of vaping hardware that you can find in the market which accommodates all forms of approach to a vaper’s lifestyle. At one of end of the spectrum, you will find the simple kits which have been especially designed for the new vapers while on the other end, there are the advanced power vapers complete with sub-ohm tanks, exotic coils, sophisticated temperature control and high power box mods.
For the past couple of years, more and more manufacturers have come up with the design of the so-called all in one starter kits which perfectly blend the elements from both ends of the spectrum. One of the products that stand out in this particular category is none other than SMOK Vape Pen 22.
The SMOK Vape Pen 22 has a diameter of 22mm packed with eGo style battery with 1650mAh capacity and delivers a fixed voltage of 3.7 to as much as 4.2 volts, which depends on how you drained the battery. However, unlike the traditional eGo battery, Vape Pen 22 comes with a tank with a base built into its cylindrical battery. This also comes with 2 sub-ohm and dual core atomizer heads screwed into its base. The glass tank section fits on top of this, held by the o-ring and a top cap complete with drip tip screws on the atomizer head for a finishing touch on the assembly.
SMOK Vape Pen 22 has been designed for beginners as well as for vapers who are after a stealth setup which can offer a great full sub-ohm vaping experience using a small, easy to use and simple package.
The typical vape pens used to associated with dry herb and was a part of the vaping community. Although the term was used by SMOK for this model, Vapen Pen 22 is meant to be used for regular e-liquid.
Build Quality and Design
As mentioned earlier, this model from SMOK has a battery with 1650mAh and there is a tank base on top of the battery where you can install the 0.3ohm coil. Prior to using it, you have to screw in one of the two coil heads of 0.3ohm, pop on the glass tank section, fill it with juice and screw on the top cap. If you have to refill, just unscrew its top cap then fill this with e-Juice. Now, who wouldn’t love a top-fill vape tank?
When filling for the first time, you have to allow the tank to stand for several minutes to let the juice absorb to the coil head. Different from other devices of vape pen style, you can completely disassemble the Vape Pen 22 to clean it and it is also easy to put this back together once again.
The device has a good build quality and this also feels well made. If you look at the battery, you will notice the two fixed big slots for airflow, the USB charging slot and at the bottom is a battery venting hole.
Its power button is responsive, has a good size and provides a LED indicator, too. It has a width of 22mm, a height of 110mm and weighs more than 90g, making it a lightweight and nice device to hold in your hand. On top of that, the single button operation makes it rather simple and convenient to use as well. This is an easy deice you can carry around with you in your bag or pocket.
Of course, when you are looking for a vaping equipment, performance will always be your topmost priority. No matter how good it looks, everything will be futile if it doesn’t give you the kind of performance you want. So, the million dollar question is, does SMOK Vape Pen 22 give you the kind of vaping experience that can win over the hearts of newbie vapers and keep the more experienced ones satisfied and happy? Well, the answer to these questions is a big yes.
The vaping hardware’s technology has come a very long way since the days of the 3.2 volt eGo battery which was topped with the 510 tube atomizer or even the Stardust CE4 tank. The fixed LiPo battery of Vape Pen 22 is adequate and offers sufficient current for powering its 0.3ohm atomizer head that is sub-ohm and dual core with ease and effectiveness. While there is no way that you can win monster cloud competitions with this one, its vapor production is rather ample, not to mention the better flavor it gives off. With this, you can see that this is a product that packs performance and simplicity in one great model.
• Top filling
• Easy to use
• Coil heads can be replaced
• Great battery life
• Pocket friendly and lightweight
• Can be disassembled during cleaning
• Charge and vape at the same time
• USB recharging
• Really good flavor
• A cloud machine
The Not So Good
• Not an eCig for beginners
• Non-adjustable and fixed airflow
• Occasional leaks during filling
• Fixed tank to the battery that can limit options
• 0.3ohm coils are the only ones available right now
• Get through plenty of juice
• Fixed drip tip on top cap
The Bottom Line
While the SMOK Vape Pen 22 takes on a similar concept with the earlier models such as the Stick One Basic and Plus starter kits of the company, the Vape Pen 22 is a much simpler one as its tank base has been built into its battery. Even though the ultimate simplicity can leave the Vape Pen 22 a somewhat limited niche market, this is enough to please those who want to enjoy the easiest route to a pleasurable vaping experience. With the good flavor that this kit has to offer and the airflow that can make really impressive clouds, it wouldn’t be a surprise if it becomes a favorite of many vapers out there who are after great performance.