The iJoy Captain AirGo: An Indestructible Vape

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by James Bickford

Updated: December 5, 2021

The iJoy Captain AirGo Review

Review Score: 96/100

Price Range:
$20.99 - $28.99
Battery Capacity:
930mAh
Wattage Range:
15W
Colors:
Black, Orange, Army Camo, Blue Camo, Red, and Blue
Works with:
  • Eliquids icon

Pros

  • Good flavor
  • Decent price
  • High juice capacity

Cons

  • Only one coil in the starter kit

The AirGo is one of the latest pod mods from iJoy. This pod mod is for mouth-to-lung vapers, and it is button and draw-activated.

Additionally, it comes with a high-capacity pod and a single high resistance coil. This pod mod should be great for people looking for something easy to use and has high juice capacity.

iJoy Captain Airgo Review

There are things to like and not like about these vapes. They put out a steady amount of output, and the coils last a long time. Also, they are IP68 rated, and there is more on that below. Basically, that means these pod mods are indestructible. The only thing not to like about these pod mods is that they only come with one coil.

The iJoy Captain AirGo Colors

It is a high resistance coil that really sucks the flavor out of any liquid it touches, but one coil is not enough. Ideally, a starter kit should come with two coils. A 1.0 ohm coil would have been nice for a kit like this. If iJoy does not have one, then they should make one.

Vapor Production

This coil is designed for 50/50 salt nicotine liquids, so do not expect to make huge vape clouds. Vapor production is good for a device of this caliber, but it is made for flavorful high nicotine concentration liquids, not high vegetable glycerin liquids.

Power Modes

This device does not have power modes, but it does have a button and draw activation. Pod mods like these do not usually have power modes, but having two ways to fire it is a nice add-on.

Safety Features

  • Magnetic Pod Connection
  • Short-Circuit Protection
  • Low Power Protection
  • Atomizer Connection Indication
  • No Atomizer Indicator
  • Battery Life Indicator

iJoy Captain AirGo Pod Kit

The iJoy Captain AirGo Starter Kit

  • iJoy Captain AirGo Mod
  • Pod
  • i0.8 ohm Mesh Coil
  • Type-C Cable
  • Manual
  • Warranty card

Internal Building and Design Quality

The AirGo is larger than most pod mods, but this device is still easy to carry around in a cargo pocket or purse. The reason for its larger than average size is that this vape is IP68 rated for water, dust, and shock resistance.

This feature makes it ideal for highly active vapers or people who work outside. The firing button is well placed on the front side near the USB-C port, and there is almost no branding. Additionally, there are many interesting colors from which to choose.

The iJoy Captain AirGo

One publication said that the draw activation was touchy after submerging the vape in water. There is no doubt they got that result, but this pod mod worked fine after the tests this writer gave it. No IP67 or IP68 is designed to work after being in the water for half an hour.

This writer knocked the vape off a desk several times and poured a glass of water over it. It worked with no noticeable changes. As long as the user does not go scuba diving with it or stomp on it, it should work fine.

Battery

This vape uses a 930 mah battery, which may not seem like much, but when considering it only puts out 15 watts, that is a pretty good size. Users should expect to get a day or less if they use this device moderately. Also, this vape has a USB-C charging port and a good charging rate. Expect charging to complete in 45 to 60 minutes, depending on how much power is left in the battery.

The iJoy Captain AirGo USB

Battery Indicator Lights

The indicator light has the standard three light color coding:

  • Green: 100 to 70 percent
  • Blue: 70 to 30 percent
  • Red: 30 to 0 percent

Pod

This pod is pretty good, and the best thing is its 5.5 ml juice capacity. That is more than enough juice to get through the day for some people. Some people have said that the plastic is too dark to monitor the liquid levels, but it is easy enough to keep track of it.

The iJoy Captain AirGo

Just hold it up to the light if you cannot tell how low or high the juice is. Like the rest of the vape, it is very sturdy, and it withstood all the shock and water tests it was put through.

iJoy Captain AirGo Coils

This coil is 0.8 ohm, which is just about the right resistance for a device that puts out around 15 watts. Not too hot, but not too low on the wattage scale either.

On the other hand, a 1.0 or even a 0.6 ohm coil would have been a nice addition to the starter kit, as most coils come with two or three coils. Besides that, there are no other cons in this area.

This coil does what it is designed to do: suck the flavor out of 50/50 salt nicotine liquids. What more could a vaper want?

Compatible Liquids

As stated earlier, this is a high resistance mesh coil, so avoid putting high vegetable glycerin liquids inside. It works best when used with 50/50 vegetable glycerin to propylene glycol salt nicotine liquids.

How Long Do the Coils Last?

These coils can vaporize around 20 to 22 ml of juice, which is between four and five refills. That is definitely a pro. But make sure the coil is adequately primed and has time to soak in the liquids, or it will not last that long.

How to Use the iJoy Captain AirGo

This device is not complicated, making it an excellent choice for novice and experienced vapers alike. No airflow, wattage, or adjustment buttons. Just vape and enjoy. The pod mod uses plug-and-play mesh coils that are pushed into the bottom of the mod.

  • First, though, make sure to prime the coil by dropping some nicotine liquid into the wicking. Doing so will ensure there are no dry hits or spit back. It will also make the coil last longer.
  • The pod is refilled via the plug located at the bottom of the pod.
  • Lift the tab and refill it using a syringe, as syringes are easier to handle and cause less mess. The pod comes off by pushing the back.
  • It comes off easily, and it snaps into place securely thanks to solid magnets between the connections.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Prime the coil and push it into the bottom of the pod
  2. Replace the pod
  3. Fill the pod and allow five to ten minutes for the coil to absorb the liquid
  4. Use the firing button or inhale on the mouthpiece to activate the device

Competing Products

iJoy Captain AirGo vs. Suorin Air Pro Pod

Suorin Air Pro Colors

The Suorin is similar in shape and design, but there are some significant differences between the two.

  • For one, the Suorin Air Pro has a higher resistance 1.0 ohm coil and a slightly smaller pod.
  • Also, the Air Pro’s pod is not reusable like the AirGo’s.
  • Finally, the AirGo is more resilient than the Suorin pod because of its IP68 rating.

These products are well-made and provide an excellent vaping experience, but the AirGo has a slight edge because the mod is shock and water-resistant and has a replaceable coil.

iJoy Captain AirGo vs. GeekVape Aegis Boost 40W

VD GeekVape Aegis Boost

The Aegis Boost is in a completely different league than the AirGo. It has a screen, 1,500 mah battery, and airflow control, not to mention this vape is resistant to shock, water, and corrosion. However, the AirGo is slightly less expensive and has more juice capacity.

The iJoy Captain AirGo Specifications

Dimensions: 88 x 50 x 14 mm
Battery Type: Integrated 930mAh
Wattage Output: 15 Watts
Voltage Output: 3.5 Volts
Construction Material: Zinc-Alloy Chassis
Chipset: UNIV Pro 3.0
Firing Modes: Auto and Button Activation
Pod Capacity: 5.5mL
Coil: 0.8ohm AirGo Mesh Coil
Safety Features: Short-Circuit, Low Power, Atomizer Connection Indication, No Atomizer Indicator
Charging Type: Silicone Covered Type-C
Colors: Black, Orange, Army Camo, Blue Camo, Red, and Blue

Pros&Cons

The Positives

  • Good flavor
  • Decent price
  • High build quality
  • High juice capacity
  • Easy to use

The Negatives

  • Only one coil in the starter kit

Final Thoughts About the iJoy Captain AirGo Mod

There is nothing bad to say about the device itself. The only thing wrong is that it comes with one coil, and compared to some other devices that have been reviewed, that is pretty good.

On the other side of the coin, this vape has pretty good flavor, high juice capacity, and is resistant to almost everything man and nature can throw at it. It is definitely worth purchasing.

If you have used this vape and want to share your thoughts with us, you may comment below. We appreciate input from our readers.

Published: December 15, 2021
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James Bickford

My way of understanding the significance of vaping came not only through the disruption of smoking but its effects on society as a whole. Now I bring people to vaping and bring vaping to people. I love using new gear, writing in-depth reviews and generally nerding out about vaping to like-minded people.


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