December 2022 Pods Ranked video is here. As always I’m sorry this took so long. Lots of really really good pods this year. It’s getting harder and harder to find HUGE differences. All the pods in the top 5 vape great. I feel confident in these rankings for anyone looking to quit smoking.
I can’t believe how much better the Luxe XR is than the og LUXE. Vaporesso really has a great MTL vape here AND restricted DL. Flavor rules, capacity rules, battery rules. Some things I don’t love, but I’m willing to look the other way on a few of ’em because again… the 0.8 MTL vape consistently rules.
The Galex just looks cool. The Nano is too heavy and the stick is too… THICC. Not TOO thicc… just very thicc. Really really nice vape for about a week and a half. Crispy nice flavor, smooth med / tight MTL Draw After that the mileage will vary.
VooPoo Vinci Se was honestly just 2 months of gush. Pretty sure the “throaty” thing was in my head, but it kept happening so frequently. Anyway, it’s whatever, Obviously I dig this thing. It’s not FLAWLESS but… If I had had this in 2009 when I was still smoking cigarettes? Game over man.
The Innokin Sceptre 2 pod vapes undeniably good. I was not a huge fan of the original. I thought it was “fine”… but the v2 is much much more than fine.
If you can’t get past the sound the Sceptre 2 makes. I’m not going to lie, in a quiet room it can get super annoying. I swear if this thing didn’t vape so well it might make me more annoyed than it does.
I’m hoping what I’m saying makes sense and I hope it’s communicated through my videos. This is how I review pods, I really do believe in spending time with a coil / pod before I can pass judgment on it, I’ve always been like this since “back in the day” of 2015 and 2016.
GrimmGreen reviews were always late because I liked to spend time with a product. Nothing has changed as we get closer to 2023. I still want to spend time actually evaluating a product. Sorry, not sorry. I vape pods like crazy and I’m very hard on them. I hold pods to a VERY high standard.
Just a few minutes of me kinda gushing about the Sonder U pod from GeekVape. It started off strong… stayed awesome… then stayed awesome again. Just watch the video. There is lots to love here IMO.
Tell your friends that smoke, The Sonder U pod is worth a look. Pod of the year material here.
Here’s the thing with the Uwell Caliburn X. It vapes good, like really very good. My somewhat personal nitpick of the airflow should not keep a cigarette smoker from this pod. If you wanted something that vapes EXACTLY like a Caliburn but with a bigger battery and a bigger pod? This is not quite that and I’m sorry. The Caliburn IMO has a unique smooth draw that this does not have. This almost feels hollow to me sometimes.
Am I overreacting about the juice-level thing? It bums me out filling my pod when it’s only halfway empty.
I may sound like a broken record, but please UWELL, bring back the auto switch for the WHIRL pods. The Whirl S2 is an otherwise tasty crackly pod, maybe it will roll away from you, but if this had an auto draw I would love it on a whole other level. Unfortunately, it just ends up being a little bit better than fine.
Some minor gipes on an otherwise stellar “big pod”? The Nevoks Feelin X is almost incredible. This pod does almost everything though. MTL is possible but not ideal. Restricted lung is bangin, and full Direct lung is even banging-ger. It’s smooth and that rubber tip makes it damn near hands free.
Lots to love, like I said.