Aspire Breeze 2 Starter Kit Review: The Best Portable Pod in 2022?

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by James Bickford

Updated: January 26, 2022

Aspire Breeze 2 desktop

Review Score: 74/100

Price Range:
$24.99-$39.90
Dimensions:
96mm x 35mm x 19mm
Colors:
Black, grey, red, blue, gold, rainbow, camouflage
Battery:
1000mAh
E-Liquid Capacity:
3mL
Works with:
  • Eliquids icon

Pros

  • Perfect for stealthy, on-the-go vaping
  • Draw-activated vaping
  • The U-shaped chimney and coil system

Cons

  • Rounded Bottom
  • Built-In Tank

The Aspire Breeze 2 is an AIO (all-in-one) device that resembles its brand-mate, the Gusto, at least in size, but is also a lot closer to the Eleaf iCare concerning its shape and design. The device has a built-in 3ml tank with a thin, side viewing window and uses a chimney atomizer with a 0.6ohm/1.0ohm coil at the bottom. The device is one of the best starter kits around right now.

Aspire Breeze 2 desktop

The rounded bottom prevents the device from standing, and if it can only lie on its side, then it becomes incredibly hard to fill, and even once it is loaded, there is a good chance that it’ll leak.

There is a lot to like about the Aspire Breeze 2, like its dual draw methods (button and draw-activated), its compact size, the aluminum construction, and the included 0.6ohm coils. The rounded bottom is not the end of the world, but it is a little disappointing considering that Aspire is one of the more innovative vape companies around.

The First Look at the Aspire Breeze 2

The pod is a convenient little package. It hits all the marks that an all-in-one device should have, which makes it easy to use and operate. The device is quite light and fits great in your hand. There is a plastic shield that guards the mouthpiece against any outside contaminants like dust or dirt. There is a single, centrally-located firing button on the front of the device.

Aspire-Breeze-NXT-starter-kit-image

And to top it all off, there is a solid, metal plate wedged underneath the mouthpiece that acts as a screwdriver to unscrew the otherwise impossible-to-remove chimney inside the device. The inclusion of a tiny, little tool to take out the tank makes the rounded bottom of the device even more of a mystery.

The internal tank has a capacity of 3ml, and the side-viewing window has a red-line maximum to help guide you not to overfill the tank. There is also a small LED light behind the window that also acts as the battery indicator level.

How the Aspire Breeze 2 Works

The three elements that lead to a great vaping experience on the pod are the 1000mAh battery, two coils: 1.0-Ohm Coil for nicotine salts, and 0.6ohm coil for a regular e-liquid, and the 3ml tank capacity, again, not a lot, but enough.

Aspire Breeze 2 Pod coils sm image

AIO’s are designed to be uncomplicated, and the pod passes that test. Just slip off the plastic mouthpiece and use the previously mentioned metal plate to unscrew the chimney from the tank.

The coil gets attached to the bottom of the chimney tube and has a gold-plated contact on its underside. The coil has a few wick holes (three to be exact) placed on its body, but given the entire apparatus will be dipped in e-juice it will be readily saturated.

The tank is obviously a top-fill, and with the pod kit, so it doesn’t tip over on you while filling it. Once the tank is filled, just replace the atomizer and chimney, screw it into place and replace the mouthpiece.

Aspire Breeze 2 Battery

The new device features an internal 1000mAh battery with a direct voltage output, as there are no variable voltage settings. The battery is enclosed in brushed aluminum alloy for more outstanding durability and lightweight design. A single operating button on the front of the device lets users turn the battery on and off while also being the firing button (the device is not draw-activated).

Battery Light Indicators

The vape features a tiny pinhole LED for users to check the battery level and the battery’s charging status. The LEDs feature multiple colors and have different meanings:

  • Orange and blue lights = At or above 3.8V
  • Blue light = Between 3.8 and 3.5V
  • Orange light = Below 3.5V (time for charging)

The same color indicators apply to the battery when it is being charged.

Aspire Breeze 2 Coils

These coils are compatible with both the Breeze 2 and the original Breeze device. The coils feature a unique U-shaped design meant to improve airflow to the coils to create better flavor profiles no matter the e-juice.

The Aspire Breeze 2 coils are made from stainless steel that houses a Kanthal wire and organic cotton wick inside. Users can also choose from different resistances that range from 0.6ohms to 1.0ohms and 1.2ohms.

How to Use Aspire Breeze 2

This pod is perfect for stealthy, on-the-go vaping. The vapor clouds coming out of the Breeze 2 are not gigantic so the device won’t attract so much negative attention, but will still give satisfying hits. Borrowing one of the most attractive features of pod mods – draw-activated vaping – was a coup and gave the device more versatility than just having a one-button operation.

Aspire Breeze open

Dropping the atomizer/chimney combination into the tank means the ability to get to the coils and change them (as the kit includes 2 of the choices from). The mouthpiece also puts too much space between the chimney and your mouth and alters the vapor flavor considerably. However, the versatile protective cup and top-fill design make this pod user-friendly.

Aspire Breeze 2 in use

Aspire Breeze 2 How to Replace Coils

Users can replace the coils by doing the following:

  • Removing the mouthpiece
  • Remove the coil assembly
  • Unscrew the coil from the base
  • Install a new coil
  • Replace the coil assembly
  • Reattach the mouthpiece

How do I clean my Aspire Breeze 2 tank?

To wash out an pod or Breeze 2 tank, users need to follow the following steps:

  1. Remove the mouthpiece/tank assembly from the battery
  2. Unscrew the coil assembly from within the tank
  3. Open and leave open the small orange tab on the bottom of the pod
  4. Run the tank under some water/Soak it in isopropyl alcohol or a non-alcohol solution
  5. Let the tank dry two hours or overnight
  6. Assemble the tank and coil assembly

Users can also replace the coil while cleaning the tank to get the most flavor out of the newly washed tank.

The Competitors

Aspire Breeze 2 vs. Aspire Breeze

The original Aspire Breeze featured an internal 650mAh battery and used an e-juice pod with a 2ml capacity. The Breeze also used a single firing button for its direct voltage output battery and had no other variable voltage settings. The device measured only 93mm in height and was made from a durable aluminum alloy for easy portability. The original device also had a simple plug-in coil installation style and an easy-to-fill e-juice pod.
Aspire Breeze original

Aspire Breeze 2 vs. SMOK Nord

The SMOK Nord is a family of all-in-one devices with an internal battery and a removable tank section. The original Nord (there are four different versions) features an internal 1100mAh battery and a 3ml pod that takes replaceable coils that range from sub-ohm (0.6ohms) to MTL coils (1.4ohms). In addition, the Nord features a single operating/firing button and uses USB charging to recharge the battery.
Smok Nord 50W

Aspire Breeze 2 vs. Eleaf iCare Mini

Eleaf iCare Mini shares a lot of characteristics with the Aspire Breeze: they both share an internal tank with a drop-in atomizer and chimney, a side-viewing window, and two ways to inhale.

The iCare Mini is definitely the device more appropriate for mouth-to-lung vapers since its coils are not sub-ohm but are both 1.1ohms. Specs-wise, the Eleaf is also slighter in its battery power and tank capacity, 320mAh, and 1.3ml, respectively. So, it’s obvious that the two devices have their differences as well as their similarities.

The sub-ohm coils on the Breeze 2 vape do push it more towards direct-lung hits, although with some adjustment to the airflow slot, it’s possible to get some mouth-to-lung action. It’s hard to determine which device comes out on top with the beneficial features since they share the same cons.

Eleaf iCare Mini red

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Aspire Breeze 2 good?

It is up to vapers to decide whether the device is good or not for their preferences. The new device has some improvements over the original device, like a larger battery more e-juice capacity, but many users could prefer the original device.

How long do Aspire Breeze 2 coils last?

Aspire Breeze 2 coils can last for varying lengths depending on the type of coil being used (sub-ohm or MTL), the kind of e-juice being used (high VG, 50/50 VG/PG), and the frequency of usage. However, even factoring in these variables, users can expect their coils to last for anywhere between three to seven days.

Are Breeze coils compatible with Breeze 2?

Yes, Breeze coils are compatible with the Breeze 2. Aspire designed the Breeze 2 coils to be compatible with the older device so users could switch between the two vapes without any problems, especially if they enjoyed the performance of the original device.

Can you use regular vape juice in an Aspire Breeze 2?

Yes, you can use regular vape juice in an device if by “regular” e-juice, you mean regular, freebase nicotine. The Breeze 2 coils were designed to handle both freebase, high VG nicotine, and 50/50 VG/PG nicotine salts e-juice as it comes with two coil options, 0.6ohms 1.2ohms.

Is the Aspire Breeze 2 discontinued?

The Breeze 2 has not been discontinued, and it continues to be available for sale from both the official Aspire website and online vape retailers. Vapers can also find the device in their local vape shop or order it online from any participating retailer.

Aspire Breeze 2 AIO Kit Specifications

Battery: 1000 mAh
Dimensions: 96mm x 35mm x 19mm
E-Liquid Capacity: 3mL
Colors: Black, Grey, Red, Blue, Gold, Rainbow, Camouflage
Price: $24.99

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Perfect for stealthy, on-the-go vaping
  • Draw-activated vaping
  • The U-shaped chimney and coil system

Cons

  • Rounded Bottom
  • Built-In Tank

Wrapping Up The Aspire Breeze 2

This pod does not hold a candle to the ease of use and smooth functioning of the Aspire Gusto. But inserting a pod into a mod is much more preferable to having to deal with a dripping, metal tube that requires cleaning up after every tank refilling.

The Breeze 2 is small, great for portability, and vapor production. The device takes after its name and holds this fresh sense of the sea along with its universal vapor abilities.

Published: January 2, 2018Updated: January 26, 2022
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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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