GeekVape Hero 2 Review: A Super Compact but Powerful Pod Vape


by Jeffrey Buckley

Updated: November 22, 2022

geekvape h45 hero 2 review

Review Score: 89/100

Price Range:
$39.88 - $47.00
Battery Capacity:
Wattage Output:
Max 45W
Black, Red, Silver, Blue, Gunmetal, Rainbow, White, Black/Orange
Works with:
  • Eliquids icon


  • Good vapor production
  • Good airflow control
  • Easy-to-use


  • The pods are difficult to fill
  • Coils are hard to remove

Starting Price: $ 39.88

The GeekVape H45 (Aegis Hero 2) is an advanced pod mod with an internal 1400mAh battery that can output up to 45W. The Aegis Hero 2 is the updated version of other GeekVape pod devices. It uses an intelligent chipset, which offers different vaping outputs like wattage and bypass mode. In addition, the device uses a refillable, 4ml e-liquid pod that snaps into place on top of the mod. The GeekVape H45 pod kit features a removable coil system, as the kit has two different coil types. You can choose from a pre-installed 0.4ohm coil or a spare 0.6ohm coil.

How Does the Vape Perform?

geekvape h45 hero 2 review

The Aegis Hero 2 kit is a continuation of the Hero series of vapes that was also a pod-based system. The Hero 2 features an updated chipset that allows vapers to access wattage mode and bypass mode. And it is something new for this device, so be sure to check it once. The pod mod also features a wide, 0.96” full-color TFT screen that gives users access to the device’s internal functions and settings.

The GeekVape H45 also carries on the tradition of GeekVape devices having sturdy, almost indestructible exteriors. In addition, this device has the standard tri-proof protection (waterproof, dustproof, shockproof) that users expect from a kit created by the GeekVape brand. It also has a leather wrap that gives it improved safety and ergonomics.

The H45 pod vape uses a semi-transparent pod with a snap-in locking mechanism. And the best part is that there is a top airflow vent that prevents unnecessary leaking. The pod uses one of two coils included in the kit. They range from 0.4 to 0.6ohms, but you can use other coils. For example, the B-series of coils that GeekVape has created for the Hero series. There are several different types of coils ranging from sub-ohm (0.2ohms) to MTL (1.2ohms).

What’s Inside The Kit

geekvape h45 hero 2 starter kit

The GeekVape H45 kit is well-equipped and comes with two sets of coils. However, the Aegis Hero 2 kit does not include other drip tips or mouthpieces. But you can remove the pre-installed 510 drip tip.

  • 1 x H45 Device
  • 1 x Pod(4ml)
  • 2 x Geekvape B Series Coils (Pre-installed: 0.4ohm, 25-35W, Spare: 0.6ohm, 15-25W)
  • 1 x Coil Tool
  • 1 x USB Type-C Cable

The Look and Feel

The Aegis Hero 2 is bulky thanks to its outsized internal battery. But H45 has other attributes contributing to its size. The GeekVape H45 mod comes with a leather-wrapped grip on the back, which is common to all GeekVape devices. It also features a 1P67-rated exterior. As we mentioned, that makes the vape waterproof, shockproof and dustproof.

A sizable 0.96” TFT screen on the opposite side of the leather grip lets you control the device’s many features and settings. In addition, it has a screen protector film that can be removed or not. The control panel consists of the two up/down buttons underneath the display and the oversized firing button up top.

How Long Does the Battery Last?

The GeekVape H45 mod has an internal 1400mAh battery and can output a maximum of 45W. It can also switch to bypass mode and use the direct voltage of the cell. The battery’s duration depends on many factors, from the coil you are using, the wattage, the e-juice, and your own vaping habits.

A fully-charged battery runs at half the device’s maximum, say 20W. It could last between two or three days if used with the MTL coil (0.6ohms) and if you vape moderately. Of course, the battery life goes down the more you vape. If you vape at higher wattages, like in between the suggested range of the 0.4ohm coil – 25-35W – then the battery could only last you a day or two, at the most. The Buck-Boost technology, though, keeps the power output stable even if the battery is low. So the vapor and flavor production does not suffer.

The Hero 2 Pods

geekvape h45 hero 2 open

The Aegis Hero 2 has a single 4ml pod (2ml in TPD countries) with a novel top-fill method that employs a large fill port and a variety of air inlets. The pods are the length of the device and snap into place on the mod top section. An airflow control ring is right beneath the drip tip platform, letting you control the draw restriction.

The drip tip is removable, which is great news for big cloud lovers. Why? Because you can insert wider-bore mouthpieces like an 810-drip tip. So it will help you to do the bigger clouds. In addition, the pods have a sealed fill port to prevent leaking. And the fill ports are wide enough to allow for many nozzle types.

The coils inside the pods are removable from the bottom, and a unique tool is included in the kit to take them out. The coils can typically last an entire week, even with heavy usage. But they are better suited to nicotine salts e-juices than regular freebase nicotine.

Usage and Instructions

The Hero 2 is not a complicated device, especially if you are familiar with the GeekVape brand. The screen options and vaping outputs are limited (only wattage and bypass modes). There are few options to control or menus to get lost in. The device uses a three-button control panel, including the power button. So we assure you that it has a user-friendly interface.

The GeekVape H45 mod uses five-clicks-on/five-clicks-off to get started. There is only the rocker-style control under the TFT display to lock and unlock the device. But you can also use the firing button to enter the menu system or toggle between the two outputs, wattage and bypass. A small USB-C charging port under the TFT also uses 2A charging to recharge the internal battery.

The Competition

Vaporesso Luxe 2

vaporesso luxe 2 starter kit

The Vaporesso Luxe 2 is a dual-18650 mod. It uses a full-color touchscreen to control its many outputs like wattage and temperature control. The Luxe 2 has a gorgeous look with its clean IML surface that doubles as the mod’s control center. The device has a single power button on the side of the zinc-alloy exterior frame. The all-glass center panel is as durable as it is eye-catching. The Luxe 2 comes with an 8ml NRG-S tank with two coils, a pre-installed 0.18ohm, and a spare 0.15ohm one.

GeekVape Aegis Boost Pro

geekvape aegis boost pro

The GeekVape Aegis Boost Pro is a high-performance pod device with a single 18650 as its primary power source. The Aegis Boost Pro has a similar build and exterior to the Hero 2. But it can reach a high power output of 100W compared to the 45W maximum of the Hero device. The Aegis Boost Pro also has a redesigned airflow control ring on its 6ml pod. So you can switch it between two coil types: the pre-installed 0.2ohm and 0.6ohm.

GeekVape Hero 2 Specifications

Battery Type: Internal 1400mAh
Output: Max 45W
IP67 tri-proof:
Top-to-bottom airflow: Yes
Stable output, buck-boost tech:
Screen: 0.96-inch TFT
Larger air inlets: Yes
Geekvape B series coil: Yes
Magnetic connection:
Colors: Black, Red, Silver, Blue, Gunmetal, Rainbow, White, Black/Orange


The Positives

  • Well-built from high-quality materials
  • Good vapor production
  • Good airflow control
  • Easy-to-use

The Negatives

  • The pods are difficult to fill
  • Coils are hard to remove

Conclusion: GeekVape Aegis Hero 2 Review: A Better Hero Than the First?

Have you ever used a GeekVape pod device like the Boost? What do you think of pod devices, in general? Do you think they should be more powerful or simpler and easier to use? Let us know in the comments section.

The GeekVape H45 is a new version of the original Hero pod device with an upgraded user interface, build exterior and chipset. The Hero 2 has a larger e-juice capacity in its pod and can take up to 4ml of e-juice. In addition, it can reach a high-power output of 45W, which is perfect for the MTL vaper. Also, the kit includes two MTL coils that work well with nicotine salt e-juices.

The pods are well-made, but the coils are difficult to remove, making a mess even if the tank is empty. The airflow control is decent, and there is a lot of difference between a more open and closed draw. The internal battery can quickly lose power if used at high wattages. So you should keep it lower than the maximum to extend the life.

Published: November 18, 2022Updated: November 22, 2022

Jeffrey Buckley

I was a smoker for over 25 years. In this time I also earned my medical degree with a specialization in addiction treatment and counseling. That period has led me to vaping, my interest started around 2011. I’m fighting the tide of hysteria and dis-information around vaping that emanates from various fronts legislative, cultural and scientific. Having scientific councils support, I’m happy to contribute my thoughts, articles, and expertise.


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