In this blog, we are going to look at the best of Vaporesso. That is the best vaporesso mod, pod, tank and pen. Then we take Vaporesso head to head with SMOK, which one is going to come up top?
Can’t wait? Want to skip ahead, use the links below:
- What is Vaporesso
- What do others say about Vaporesso
- Our Vaporesso review
- Best Vaporesso tank
- Best Vaporesso mod
- Best Vaporesso pod
- Best Vaporesso pen
- Vaporesso Vs SMOK
What is Vaporesso?
Vaporesso is a premium vape brand who’s been around since 2006. In that time they’ve created tech with all types of vapers in mind. From the newly ex-smokers, to those who’ve been doing it for years.
What do others say about Vaporesso?
Before we dive into our own Vaporesso review, we just had a quick look on YouTube to hear what others had thought of the brand and some of their technology.
Safe to say, VapingWithThesis was impressed - “This ANOX chip is impressive, it’s impressive.”
Mike Vapes reviewed the XTRA with a few cons, mainly that there was too much airflow for an MTL. Overall he says “All in all it’s a nice looking device, I like the way they feel.”
Our Vaporesso review
The CCELL is Vaporessos own ceramic coil. It heats evenly and produces a decent flavour. It absorbs the thinner juices, like CBD, nic salts and high PG really well. You’ll find this coil in the NRG tank, Click, Zero, Orca Solo and a few others.
The Axon chip is part of Vaporesso’s tech that is often likened to the DNA chip. The Axon has a really simple UI that is even easy to use if you’re not used to screens and settings. One setting - pulse mode - gives you a continuous hit, rich flavour and the cloud to match.
We really like how the Axon chip detects whether the coil is TC and will auto set everything for the best flavour. You then just decide the temperature you want to vape at.
Some of their mods are pretty beastly, in terms of clouds and size. They’re the sort of mods you’d hold in your hand, not a pocket. Then there are the pods and more basic designs, neat and compact.
What’s cool though is that you have such a good selection. You’ve got your cloud chaser as well as your smaller, more discreet options. It really is a brand that caters for more than just one type of vaper.
Want more Vaporesso reviews? We explore the Tarot Baby, get an in-depth look here
Best Vaporesso tank
Deciding the best Vaporesso tank was a tough one, because we have mixed views on the Vaporesso tanks. If we had to select one, we’d go for the NRG tank which comes with the Swag. While it won’t win gold medals, the coils last well and it’s a nice looking tank.
Here’s our issue. The kits are great and have some fantastic functionality, but the tanks don’t quite match up. However, they do make a good universal coil (GT) which fits tanks like the SMOK baby beast and lasts well. You might go for a Vaporesso mod, with a SMOK tank.
Their smaller tanks are often marketed to be geared up to handle MTL and DL vaping, meaning high VG juices. However, the small airflow means that they get gunked up quickly and the coil seems to need replacing sooner. We particularly found this with the Target Mini. It says it can fire up to 40W - great, but that just drains the battery. Then the coil gets clogged up trying to hack a high VG juice.
Stick with the NRG if you are committed to high VG liquids, don’t try to make them work in your smaller tanks.
Best Vaporesso mod
If you want thick cloud then you’ll enjoy vaping the Vaporesso Swag 2. It’s got adjustable wattage up to 80W and is powered by a single 18650 battery.
The simple interface lets you choose your mode (pulse mode etc), adjust watts and see the battery life.
We really rate this kit for those who want clouds but aren’t looking to bulk out their pockets too much. This comes in at just 77mm tall. If you want a larger, more beastly mod, then check out the Switcher kit, which fires up to 220 W.
The removable 18650 battery is an added bonus as internal batteries will have a life span. When you use removable ones you can just replace them when they fully die, rather than buying a whole new mod.
Gen Nano kit might be one of the best Vaporesso mods if you are looking for a mini mod that is good for clouds.
GTX One is a smart looking mouth to lung mod that we think is a solid choice for beginners. It has a built in 2000mAh battery, adjustable watts (up tp 40W) and a nice display screen.
You can use high VG and high PG juices in here too, but it depends on which coil you have installed. This makes it versatile with different options to suit your vaping style.
It looks great and feels nice in the hand too. Particularly like it in the green black, looks really smart.
Best Vaporesso pod
We're giving you not one but two of the best Vaporesso pod kits here. We love the XROS for new vapers and second devices (below) but then they brought out the SWAG PX80 which we think deserves some airtime.
Let's talk PX80 first.
The SWAG PX80 is a perfect small device for a vaper looking for dense cloud, big battery life and various modes for customisation. It is a pocket sized powerhouse, featuring pulse, echo and TC mode.
The airflow is fully adjustable, allowing for a nice airy vape, a restricted hit or something in the middle.
It's really smart looking too. We love the integrated screen that has been placed behind the carbon fiber casing and can only be seen when it is on. Very cool.
If you are after a smaller cloud machine that isn't going to bulk out your pockets, then you will like this.
The XROS from Vaporesso is a pod kit that we think is underrated. It is a compact and neat bit of kit that is perfect for a new vaper. That being said, in the office we have these as our second and more discreet devices.
It has a built in 800mAh battery, which isn’t huge, granted. But it isn’t an adjustable wattage device so it shouldn't burn through the battery too fast. Unlike many other pods, it has adjustable airflow, which allows you to tighten your MTL draw.
We really like this as a refillable pod system, only downside is when the coil needs changing you have to replace the whole pod.
Best Vaporesso pen
The best Vaporesso pen has to be the Orca Solo. It’s got an internal 800mAh battery and is a traditional cig like draw. This is one of the reason it is chosen by newbie vapers, that and the simplicity of it.
This is a no frills device, and if that’s what you’re after, then it is a pretty good one.
Right, let’s take Vaporesso and SMOK head to head.
Vaporesso Vs SMOK
Vaporesso is underrated. I’m not quite sure why, maybe it was because SMOK were pumping out a new product each week, where as Vaporesso were a little bit slow off the mark. But, when it comes to quality of a mod, Vaporesso is great. They don’t feel plasticy and definitely not all style and no substance.
SMOK seems more popular and their kits maybe shine brighter, however, the build quality isn’t always perfect. Reports of annoying quirks like battery doors breaking after a couple of months seem to come up often.
That being said, both SMOK and Vaporesso do have their weaknesses and their highlights. You might decide to pair a Vaporesso mod to get the AXON chip with a SMOK tank. Then you have the best of both worlds!
Vaporesso vs SMOK pods
SMOK seems to be dominating the pod market at the moment, while Vaporesso just has a few on offer. The SMOK offering crosses between both vaping styles, whereas kits like the XROS is just cigarette draw. Nothing wrong with that though! It is a quality and well made kit that gives off great flavour.
Vaporesso vs SMOK tanks
In my opinion, SMOK wins for tanks. This is just because of the issues I mentioned earlier with the smaller tanks, particularly the Target Mini. It seems to burn the coil out so fast, and get gunked up really quick, even with high PG.
While SMOK do bring out about 1000 versions of their tanks, they are good tanks. The Baby Beast V8 SMOK coil can burn out a little too fast, so a work around is to use a Vaporesso GT coil, as they seem to go the distance.