The Vaporesso Target 80: A Pod Tank Mod That Truly Stands Out

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by Christina Matthews

Updated: December 9, 2021

Vaporesso Target 80 Review

Review Score: 92/100

Price Range:
$29.99 - $66.99
Battery Capacity:
3000mAh
Wattage Range:
5W - 80W
Colors:
Black, Grey, Blue, Red, Green
Works with:
  • Eliquids icon

Pros

  • Sturdy and dependable
  • Excellent flavor and cloud production
  • Portable and ergonomic

Cons

  • Screen is a fingerprint magnet
  • Colors are too generic

Pod tank kits are all the rage, and there are so many good ones available that deciding on what to purchase is challenging. Even so, the Vaporesso Target 80 has many features and qualities that make it stand out from its competitors.

Vaporesso Target 80 Review

The Vaporesso Target 80 is an 80 watt starter kit powered by a 3,000 mah battery paired with a GTX Pod Tank 26. It is regulated by the AXON chipset, making it highly responsive, and it has a durable build quality that prevents severe damage.

Vaporesso Target 80 Colors

This reliable and low-maintenance vape mod is perfect for beginner and advanced vapers who want something that delivers a satisfying vape experience without being overly complicated.

Vapor Production

The 0.2 ohm coil is rated up to 60 watts, and the vape is also compatible with a 0.15 ohm coil rated for 75 watts. Both GTX coils produce a lot of vapor on their highest settings, but the 0.15 coil is sold separately.

Power Modes

Vaporesso Target 80 Colors

  • Variable Wattage Mode
  • Pulse Mode
  • F(t) Mode

Safety Features

Protections:

  • Short Circuit
  • Burn
  • No Load
  • Overtime
  • Low Resistance
  • Low Power
  • Overcharge
  • ESD Circuit
  • Pass-Through

Vaporesso Target 80 Pod Kit

Vaporesso Target 80 Starter Kit

  • TARGET 80 Watt Mod
  • GTX 5 ml Pod Tank 26
  • GTX 0.2 ohm Mesh Coil
  • GTX 0.3 ohm Mesh Coil
  • Type-C Charging Cable
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

Internal Build Quality and Design

The Target 80 is small, measuring 130.0 x 38.3 x 30.8 mm, making it easy to handle and pocket. Also, its small size makes it more convenient for traveling.

While not dust, shock, and waterproof, it is still pretty durable and can survive a few accidental drops. A frame is built around the design, giving the guts some added protection against accidents. Still, users should be careful with it.

Vaporesso Target 80 Colors

There are several colors available: black, green, grey, and blue. Nothing too extravagant, but a good color selection nevertheless.

Battery

The vape is powered by an internal 3,000 mah battery that can last a day, more or less, if not pushed over the hedge. As for charging time, expect it to charge between an hour and an hour and a half, depending on the battery’s status.

Vaporesso Target 80 Mod

Screen

The mod uses a 0.96 inch TFT display screen that displays the wattage in the center. At the top is the battery life, and at the bottom are the power mode, resistance, voltage, and puff counter and timer.

Vaporesso Target 80 OLED

The Vaporesso Target 80 Pod

The pod holds 5 ml of nicotine liquid, and it has an airflow control ring at the bottom. The best thing is the top filling system, which decreases the chances of leaking.

Vaporesso Target 80 Tank

The drip tip and top cap are removable and reveal the filling ports, and they are large enough to accommodate juice bottles or syringes.

Vaporesso Target 80 Coils

The coils are 0.2 and 0.3 ohm GTX mesh coils, and they not only are suitable for vapor but do a fair job of producing flavor. If those coils do not cut it, the pod tank is also compatible with 0.15, 0.3, 0.6, 0.8, 1.2 ohm, and RBA coils.

Vaporesso Target 80

  • The 0.2 ohm coil is rated for 45 to 60 watts, and vaping between 50 to 55 watts achieves the best balance between flavor, cloud production, and battery life on either juice.
  • The 0.3 ohm coil is rated for 32 to 45 watts, and like the other coil, a setting between the minimum and maximum wattages is the sweet spot.

Compatible Juices

These coils work best with 70/30 vegetable glycerin to propylene glycol liquids for flavor, but the 80/20 liquids produce slightly higher vapor levels.

Use the 80/20 juices with the 0.2 ohm coil and the 70/30 for the 0.3 ohm coil, and the vaping experience should be more than acceptable.

How Long Do the Coils Last

These coils should last a long time if used with the juices mentioned above. Also, make sure to properly prime them by dripping two or three drops of juice in the wicking and letting them sit in a full pod five to ten minutes before vaping. Doing this will give the juice enough time to saturate the coils and avoid dry or burnt hits.

How to Use the Vaporesso Target 80

Vaporesso Target 80

  1. First, prime the coil and insert it into the pod from the bottom
  2. Once the coil is firmly in place, remove the drip tip and top cap and expose the fill ports
  3. Fill the pod to capacity and replace the top cap and fill port. Wait five to ten minutes for the juice to saturate the coil as stated above.
  4. Put the pod on the mod, and you are ready to vape

Button Combinations

  • Click the fire button five times to activate the vape or turn it off
  • Use the adjustment buttons to change the wattage
  • Click the firing button three times in succession to lock the adjustment buttons
  • Press the mode button three times to enter the menu
  • Hold the menu button to choose a power mode

Competing Products

Vaporesso Target 80 vs. Smok RPM80 80W

Even though these are both 80 watt mods, the Smok RPM80 is over twenty dollars cheaper, making it more of a bargain than the Target 80.

Smok RPM80 Colors

Another difference is that the Smok RPM80 uses a 18650 battery, making it better suited for people who prefer their own batteries as opposed to onboard batteries.

The only problem with the Smok RPM80 is that there is some leakage from the coils. Other than that, it is an excellent alternative to the Target 80.

Vaporesso Target 80 vs. VooPoo Drag S Pro

These vapes have many similarities. Their pods hold the same amounts of liquid, they both come with low resistance coils, and they are almost the same size.

VooPoo Drag S Pro

However, the VooPoo Drag S’s battery does not last as long. Also, the coils tend to leak. However, their coils produce excellent flavor, and the build quality is on par with the Target 80. As long as you don’t mind some slight leakage, the VooPoo Drag S is a good option to go with.

Vaporesso Target 80W Specifications

Dimensions: 130.9mm x 38.3mm x 30.8 mm
Battery Type: Integrated 3000mAh
Wattage Range: 5 to 80 Watts
Chipset: AXON
Power Modes: Variable Wattage, Pulse, and F(t) Modes
Chassis Build: Zinc-Alloy
Screen: Color 0.96 Inch TFT
Safety Features: Short Circuit, Burn, No Load, Overtime, Low Resistance, Low Power, Overcharge, ESD Circuit, and Pass Through Protection
Connection: Threaded 510
Charging Port: USB Type-C
Colors: Black, Grey, Blue, Red, Green

Vaporesso GTX PodTank 26 Specifications

Capacity: 5mL
Filling System: Snap Top Dual Fill Ports
Coils: 0.2 and 0.3 ohm GTX Mesh Coils
Compatibility: GTX Coils
Airflow: Dual Slotted Bottom Control Ring
Magnetic Pod Connection:
Connection: Threaded 510
Colors: Black and Stainless Steel

Pros&Cons

The Positives

  • Sturdy and dependable
  • Excellent flavor and cloud production
  • Affordably priced
  • Good build quality
  • Portable and ergonomic

The Negatives

  • Colors are too generic
  • Screen is a fingerprint magnet

Closing Thoughts About This Vape

Finding something bad to say about this Vaporesso mod is not easy. The only possible cons are that the screen side of the vape is a fingerprint magnet, and the colors are too generic, but that is being very picky.

The pros are that this vape is affordable, the GTX coils work great, a pod with plenty of juice capacity, good airflow, and sturdy build quality that comes just short of IP67/68 quality. There are more pros, but it is not possible to list them all.

This is an outstanding mod, and it is excellent for people who want something sturdy, portable/ergonomic, and flavorful and cloudy.

Please share your thoughts if there is something you want to say about this vape.

Published: December 21, 2021
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Christina Matthews

I love the written word, and in my career as a journalist, I strive to provide the facts about everything I write about. There are too many false and alarmist stories out there about life and vaping mainly. My mission is to make e-cigarettes less scary to people with informative articles and extensive research on not only the possible evils of cigarettes and Big Tobacco, but the objective side of e-cigs.


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