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