//SMOK Vape Pen 22 Review – Use It Right Or It Will Leak
SMOK Vape Pen 22 Review – Use It Right Or It Will Leak 2018-10-12T04:09:42+00:00

SMOK Vape Pen 22 Review – Use It Right Or It Will Leak

Despite the fact of its simplicity. The Smok’s Vape Pen 22 is for beginners, the setup is excellent and substantial for advanced vapers with more expertise; with complete sub-ohm vaping features from a subtle product.

SMOK Vape Pen 22 Review

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The product carries the title of ‘Vape Pen’ which means that it’s to be in use with dry herbs and wax, but the SMOK Vape Pen 22 utilizes e-liquid.

Introducing the Smok Vape Pen 22

The current fad in the vaping community for the past two years is to produce starter kits. Which are an all in one solution for vaping needs of everyone. The SMOK Vape Pen 22 is one such product, featuring an eGo style battery with a diameter of 22mm and 165mAh capacity. Therefore, creates a fixed figure of voltage according to the battery left. The difference is at the base of the tank, which is completely sealed. While the inside is the cylindrical battery, that isn’t like the typical eGo battery. The operation is simple- press the fire button to turn the device on or off, followed by pressing and holding the button once again to vape. It is incredibly easy and safe, with all the protection requirements built-in the regulating chip. Can you imagine a simpler way to vape?

What’s in the box?

  • The Vape Pen 22 (0.30-ohm coil pre-installed)
  • An extra 0.30-ohm coilhead
  • A USB charging cable
  • A silicone vape band

Right off the bat, I already noticed one con; Smok didn’t provide an extra glass tank for the device. Sure, the vape band might offer a bit of protection, but if you accidentally drop the device, the glass will break. It would have been nice to have an extra glass tank handy so that you can have some peace of mind.

Specs and Features

  • 22mm diameter and 110mm in height, which makes it quite small and compact
  • Supports pass-through charging
  • Does not leak
  • Easy to use and maintain

Design and Build Quality

Design

The Smok Vape Pen 22 is a nice-looking device. It looks just like a tube mod, but if you look closely, the tank is a part of the mod itself. The airflow and the base where you screw on the coilheads are actually on top of the device, the only parts that are removable are the glass tank and the top cap. It is pretty ingenious because it shortens the device even further.

Just like the other products that Smok makes, the Vape Pen 22 also has a nice, durable finish. I have been using the matte black variant, and I must say, the finish has a nice texture and helps make it easier to hold the mod.

Build Quality

The Smok Vape Pen 22 is actually pretty solid. The entire thing is made of stainless steel, so it is pretty durable and the finish can withstand a couple of hits without even chipping. The built in battery is securely held in place, and there isn’t even the slightest sign of rattling when you shake the mod. The firing button is also nice and rounded, but it is large enough and protrudes just a bit so it is easy to find and operate.

The tank that is built-in the device also works as advertised, and if the top cap is screwed securely on the mod, the tank will not leak whatsoever. You can leave the mod on its side overnight, and it will not leak, so you can safely put it in your purse and your pocket without any fear of any juice leaking out and ruining your stuff.

The Replacement Coils

The Smok Vape Pen is primarily a sub-ohm tank, which means it does not come with an RBA base, the only way you can use them is to install premade coils. Unfortunately, you can’t use other Smok coilheads on the Vape Pen as it has its own proprietary coils.

The Smok Vape Pen 22 coils come in two variants, the 0.3-ohm dual core, and the 0.4-ohm quad core. Both coilheads are rated for 20 watts to 50 watts, but this information is pretty moot because the Smok Vape Pen 22 does not allow wattage control; the mod will fire at full voltage when fully charged and once you have been using the device for some time, you will notice the voltage drop as well.

The coils do perform quite well. They produce quite a lot of vapor for such a small device, and the flavor you can get out of them is pretty nice.

 

Performance

SMOK Vape Pen 22Currently, the only types of coils available are the 0.3-ohm coils which come with the Vape Pen. They offer a strong vape which frankly seems more appropriate for advanced vapers than beginners. The vapor is quite broad and potent, and it may be overwhelming for first-time users.

The mechanism involved in the vaporizers has changed significantly since the times of the 2.3-volt eGo battery. Which also had a 510 tube atomizer. The LiPo battery in the SMOK Vape Pen 22 does a decent job of giving sufficient power the atomizer head efficiently. The vapor production falls somewhere in the middle; the clouds are not going to win you any awards or first place in contests, but it isn’t wispy and thin either. It is just right.

Flavor

The taste, on the other hand, is hands down one of the best tasting that we’ve had from a starter kit. Honestly, if there is any doubt about the greatness of this vaporizer, is that the flavor puts it over the top.

As I said in the previous section, the taste is very impressive. If there is any doubt in your mind regarding this vaporizer, the flavor alone is testimony enough to its greatness. It certainly is one of the most amazing flavors that we had from a vape pen kit.

Writing a neutral review; therefore, we must say that this vape pen finishes a lot of juice quickly. But if you are a “vape junkie,” then you must already be familiar with this trait found in Smok’s vape tanks.

Maintenance

Before starting your vaping session, you’ll have to attach one of the two coil heads. Then screw the glass tank in place, fill it up with juice and seal it by screwing on the cap. Whenever you need to refill, just unscrew the cap and pour ejuice inside once again. Be mindful of the fact that the first time you fill the tank with juice. You let it stay still for a couple of minutes so that the liquid can absorb into the coil head.

This entire process is mess free and straightforward unlike some of the vape pens available currently on the market. Taking this product apart for cleaning and then reassembling it is very easy and hassle free.

Battery

The 1650 mAh battery lasts almost through a whole day of vaping. When it reaches 3.3V, you get an alert that you need to recharge, through the blinking of the LED light. Thankfully, it only takes two hours to recharge, so you don’t have to wait long before getting your next fix.

Portability

Feel free to carry Smok’s Vape Pen 22 wherever you like. The pen design makes it portable and undetectable in public. The design is also minimalistic which gives it a sophisticated look. Still, it is a beautiful and sturdy product with no components hanging from it. The only problem is recharging on the go for which you may need separate items as the battery does drain quick (lasts a day, however.)

Pros and Cons of the SMOK Vape Pen 22

Pros

  • Compact design
  • When completely installed, the device is virtually leak-proof
  • The flavor and vape production is above average
  • Ergonomic and easy to use
Cons

  • The coilhead comes off with the top cap and causes the juice to spill all over the mod

This is the only con needed for me to give up on using the device, which is a shame considering it was performing wonderfully.

Our Verdict

For those of you who are thinking about immediately upgrading from smoking to vaping, this kit is way too powerful for a new vaper to handle. Therefore, we cannot recommend it. It looks small and harmless but packs quite a punch. On the other hand, the SMOK Vape Pen 22 by Smok is excellent for intermediate and expert beginners who are looking for a change of clouds and flavor. The pros easily outweigh any cons. The flavor was extreme and addictive, and the airflow results in some of the largest clouds ever.

SMOK Vape Pen 22
Vape Rating: 95/100 by

33 Comments
  1. comment-avatar

    Samuel T. Ishmael

    February 24, 2018 at 6:31 pm Reply

    Cons is wrong. Take the drip tip off to refill and the coil and tank remain. With the tip off it can spill but replace the tip and you’re good to go

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      pam

      October 9, 2018 at 12:04 pm Reply

      Correct, Just remove the drip tip, it looks like it doesn’t unscrew, but it does. I was following all the videos, WRONGLY, and even the shop owner was wrong.

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    shelley gutgsell

    February 25, 2018 at 9:56 pm Reply

    Two broken glasses, two fried batteries, two entire units worthless in just over three months. Back to my Marlboro MarkXl until I buy something different

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      Michele Gutgsell

      February 26, 2018 at 2:56 am Reply

      Gave wrong email sorry

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      Sean

      May 6, 2018 at 4:19 pm Reply

      Sounds like you’re not quite ready for vaping. That’s ok. Go to a good shop and get some help. Of course, broken glass means you’re just gonna have to not break it. Vape bands help. The type of batteries used can be killed of you don’t recharge when it warns you. That a simple reality of INR/NCR batteries. I suppose that’s why he didn’t recommend it for beginners. If you drain the battery completely, especially multiple times, it takes special equipment to bring it back to life.

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      Akhil

      May 11, 2018 at 12:52 am Reply

      What do u mean fried batteries? Do they burst while u use them?

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      Granger Barnett

      June 21, 2018 at 4:51 am Reply

      Hey Shelley, any problems with overheating or turning on by itself? If you have, please send me a text. I like these pens for size and adequate for me to reduce my cigarette usage, BUT, the quality and problems weigh these units had gone from a 9/10 to a 1/10 in past 6+months or so. Cheers
      Granger

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    Steve A.

    March 31, 2018 at 3:03 am Reply

    I just picked up a Vape Pen 22 as a backup device. I like the design and ease of use. Flavor production of my favorite juice is spot on. Since it’s a backup, I don’t mind that it’s not adjustable and lacking the high-end features of my main mod. As far as it being too advanced for a beginner, I would disagree. Operation and maintenance is simple.

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    Drayson Gregg

    April 3, 2018 at 5:33 pm Reply

    Can I leave it plugged in while i’m running errands?

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    John

    May 5, 2018 at 3:37 am Reply

    So far so good. Make sure to screw coil in TIGHT so cap doesnt get stuck and you end up unscrewing the coil woth the cap and spill juice trough the air flow. As log as you make sure of that ^ each coil change, and be mindful of how you utilize the battery life, this vape should last you far too long, as well as always provide large clouds and great flavor. Also, i WOULD recommend this to a vape newbie AND the everyday master vaper. Because this thing is cheap as h*ll, lasts forever, charges in 2 hours, theres just no mod that costs more than 50$ that can beat the pros of this smok vape pen 22. Mine costs 25$ in a shop, coils are 5/6$ If you’re new to vaping, at first the amount will trip you out, but soon you’ll be used to it. And hardcore vapers out there, you’ll be amazed how much cloud this cheap *ss pen produces. Ill be darned if i buy an actual mod within the next year.

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    Peter

    May 9, 2018 at 5:58 am Reply

    Does the Vape 20 to have an adjustment because every time I pump on it the tip gets real hot and you gag on the smoke it’s not comfortable it’s not soothing and smooth and cool is there something wrong with my system is there anyway that I can adjust the power to make it weaker

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      Granger Barnett

      June 21, 2018 at 4:56 am Reply

      Peter… you’re problem is not uncommon “These days”… they used to be fantastic apart from leaking a bit, but who ever is making them now, or the quality control is GONE TOTALLY.
      The heat problem is now a common and major issue (& dangerous) and; the ‘uncomfortable vape/burn taste’ is also a new problem I’ve found. NO DOUBT their is a serious manufacturing problem with therm at the moment.
      Pity, cause I’ve used them since i started vaping!

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      Edgar

      October 4, 2018 at 3:16 pm Reply

      Peter, I felt the same way when I used the Vape Pen 22 for the first time, and I already own quite a few devices. However, let me say that the Smok Vape Pen 22 is not a starter kit. I would not recommend it for beginners. Even for me it feels just too powerful. The amount of vapour is overwhelming. I cannot use it in public or in certain places. I have it only for some occasions. This is not an all-day vape or something that you can take everywhere (not because of its size, which is very small, but because of the power it puts out). Having vaped for almost 4 years, and having used many starter and intermediate devices, I would recommend an Innokin T20, T18, T20-S, or a Joyetech EGO AIO for a beginner.

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    Paul

    May 16, 2018 at 1:23 am Reply

    I hate this thing. Battery is always weak. Can’t change the coil coz it is stuck and won’t come out. Can’t say it’s my fault because this is my first coil change. The instructions are vague and GOOD LUCK getting anyone from customer service. Another rip off e cigarette. No more. Going back to regular cigarettes. Piece of junk.

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      Granger Barnett

      June 21, 2018 at 4:48 am Reply

      Hey Paul, mate I’ve been getting ALOT of major issues with my smoks (just submitted a review on safety concerns), but regarding the “Coil problem”, I’ve had it happen a few times (only big issue if you don’t notice it happening while opening to refill) but FYI, if you notice the problem early enough, re tighten it, turn the pen “upside down” and undo the top a 1/4 or 1/2 turn and… ALL GOOD😎. No idea why, but the coil doesn’t unscrew when upside down.
      Cheers eh

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    Kate

    May 26, 2018 at 5:09 pm Reply

    Great when I first got it a few months ago…but that’s all it lasts for.
    -Glass breaks easily
    -Charger broken
    -Doesn’t charge properly so only lasts a few hours now
    -Occasionally leaks
    Spend more money on a better model…I wish I did!

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    Ashton

    May 28, 2018 at 10:38 am Reply

    What is the best vg mix is great for the smok 22 pen.. I love mine the only problem I have is it leaks sometimes and it sometimes taste burnt for some reason. I just started vaping again and the first was a smok mod at 85 watts (don’t know the name) this is a great buy..

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      J. Scott

      October 6, 2018 at 7:52 am Reply

      The guy at the shop where I bought mine, who seemed very knowledgeable btw, recommended a high vg juice – 70/30 to Max vg.

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    ron w hook

    June 1, 2018 at 5:00 pm Reply

    DOES THIS DEVICE HAVE COILS FOR DRY HERBS?

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    Hailey

    June 2, 2018 at 8:09 pm Reply

    I agree that the coil comes out when you unscrew to fill, but I found it was easier to unscrew the drip tip instead of the whole top to refill. Glass was hard to find if my regular shop was out of stock. I once went to 3 different vape shops to find glass, and even then they only had one piece left in the store.

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    Aaron

    June 18, 2018 at 6:29 pm Reply

    First comment about your “con” list is correct – “The coilhead comes off with the top cap and causes the juice to spill all over the mod.”

    There is no note about this in the instructions, but the mouthpiece comes off separately. They should have kept them separate in the packaging so we wouldn’t think it’s one piece. Makes it infinitely easier to fill the tank without loosening the top (that usually loosens the coil).

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    nick

    June 18, 2018 at 7:39 pm Reply

    They suck used it three days in the coil dries out even with the juice in it .hit it like four or five times and dries out the coil doesn’t take the juice up.Have to unscrew the lid for it to go down and then leaks all the time .would never buy something like this again .

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      morty

      June 20, 2018 at 8:26 pm Reply

      Agree with u! The coil doesn’t have a good juice flow into cotton. Have to unscrew top to let the juice suck into cotton again and again

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    Granger Barnett

    June 21, 2018 at 4:41 am Reply

    Not sure why people aren’t having the same issues I am with their 22’s; BUT; I’m in the process of writing to civil aviation regarding the dangers of these units atm (& contacting manufacturer also)

    “Just today” I discovered ANOTHER fault with one of my pens! Of the last 6 I have received; 4 have been faulty (this is now no.5).
    Apart from leaking issues from the breather holes, which, are way too common and messy. I’ve also had problems with my smok pens “turning on whilst in my pocket” which; first drew my attention to the malfunctioning of the”5 quick presses for on & off” & showing these pens have some serious safety concerns caused by the button just being held? I’ve struck this problem with 2 pens over the last year or so, BUT….
    A new and more serious issue with these pens is “overheating”! I know different machines can get “warm”… but; Smok pens can get to a VERY high temperature when used for even a few minutes. This latest pen (which is another replacement) has only been used a few times over the past 2 weeks (I always keep spares) but; I not only noticed it was getting “RED HOT” when used with only 5-6 puffs for approx 3-4 second each time, BUT… I just ran a test today by turning it ON and just “held it in my hand…NO pushing the button/vaping” and; within 1-2 minutes (max) the heat of the unit got “Too hot to hold”??? I’m ‘assuming’ the juice is shorting the battery?(no expert) but this is the worst one yet that i have struck? Plenty of my others also get super hot during standard use, but this is just from being turned on AND if ‘left on’!
    Has anyone else had this or these problems (heat related, and turning on by just constant pressure on button) and as mentioned, I believe they (and ‘ALL’ makes of Mods) need to be investigated further, especially; when stowed in luggage on a plane!
    Sorry to sound negative, but fire is the last thing you want on a plane!

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      Nicky

      July 15, 2018 at 10:13 am Reply

      I’ve had 2 Smok 22’s I have been using for almost 2 years, I use one while the other is charging. I haven’t experienced any of the problems you’ve described.

      Plus you’re not supposed to put them in with luggage in the hold. When I have been on a plane (I have checked the airlines website regarding vaping and it said to empty the tank else it may leak because the liquid can expand due to cabin pressure and to take them on board with you either in hand luggage or on your person.) I just had mine in my pocket. I haven’t experienced mine turning itself on though! My vape juice I had to put in a plastic sealable bag as per toiletries.

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    Thomas

    July 2, 2018 at 5:30 am Reply

    Anyone who is having issues with batteries is leaving it plugged in too long, thats an issue with almost every vape, you cant just leave it plugged in all night while you sleep, not a healthy habit for most electronics.

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    Marisa

    August 4, 2018 at 1:59 pm Reply

    How do I keep it from leaking out of the air holes?? It won’t stop leaking and I’ve taken it apart several times to make sure it’s put together right and tight enough.

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    Chris Jones

    August 6, 2018 at 8:16 pm Reply

    what mixture is best for this vape pen ?

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    Sandy Morgan

    August 10, 2018 at 9:54 pm Reply

    Counting the ones I purchased and the replacements when I returned them, I’ve been through five. All leaked. One takes more than 24 hours to charge and only holds the charge for a few hours. After the fifth, and the guy at the store telling me that’s what they use for taste testing and they have no problem with them, I thought it must be me. When I came online and saw how many others have the same problems, I was angry. I think they use/push them as a scam to sell more juice since at least 1/3 of my juice is on my hands, my clothes, my furniture . . . One coil will last a week, the next will last a day and I use them the same.

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    KERRNEL

    August 16, 2018 at 3:21 pm Reply

    Doesn’t leak?
    AHAHAHA!
    This thing leaks like crazy through the air intakes, and yet somehow you get dry hits…wtf? This usually happens after you take the top off to refill, will unscrewing it, youll see air bubbles coming from the coil, that then fills with juice and itll start leaking like crazy, and like I ssid, you’ll STILL get dry hits. This thing is a piece of crap .
    Don’t even get me started on the V8

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    Jenna

    August 29, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply

    I loved how simple it was to assemble and the clouds and intensity of flavor. However, it is always hot. It leaks. The coil doesn’t seem to last. I just got mine 2 days ago and it’s already tasting burnt. I don’t like the fact that I don’t have spare glass.

    Is there any way to troubleshoot these issues?

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    Bill McMillin

    August 31, 2018 at 5:11 pm Reply

    Will a 510 wax cartridge work with this pen?

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    Joe

    September 1, 2018 at 10:25 pm Reply

    why does my vape pen keep burning up coils in like a day and a half, I prime my coils and I don’t really chain vape I’m so tired if this burnt taste any answers

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