The time I spent with these pods leading up to this was a little ridiculous, I take my recommendations responsibility seriously and these are my top picks for the year DEC 2021 PODS RANKED.
I don’t wanna say there were no surprises, but when you have most everything from the year on the desk. A2, G2, the Doric, the MVP, and A1FC… almost too many to count, not including the disposables I tried this year.
Caliburn G2, I actually didn’t see this coming from UWELL. I assumed the Caliburn A2 would be their flagship pod… then this…
The reasoning is confusing, but thankfully the vape from the Caliburn G2 is stellar. Especially without that AFC. It’s smooth and flavorful and crispy. It’s everything I love about Caliburn coil heads. This is a replaceable coil style, rather than the “sealed” pods of the A2… so that’s a thing.
I do feel really confident in my sticker rating of the GeekVape One FC, this was a deliberate, long, time spent review. I was really taken aback by this One FC. My first few days with this were TOO good. I was instantly skeptical that something this good, couldn’t possibly last. I was really waiting for the other shoe to drop on this pod.
It’s still going, and I’m still heavily using this and it just keeps going. I kept 3 pods going and they are all going, and going strong. Near new feeling. As always your mileage might vary. Grievances can be filed below in the comments.
I’m not exaggerating when I say this. The NALTT pod has a PERFECT draw. Two perfect draws actually, the tight draw is nice and tight but still enjoyable, and the more “open” draw is … I’m not even going to say “kind of” or “almost” … no.. it’s perfect. No, I guess perfect is subjective, but if you dig the A2 draw or the Wenax K1 draw, you will dig this because it’s like those but better.
The Pre-filled pods are all-around fine, a few flavors like I said in the video were really great for me, but taste is a subjective thing. Having tasted through all the pods, i’m pretty confident that most everyone could find a flavor they dig. The flavor on the empty pods is just as good as the pre-filled, assuming you use a 50/50 juice for better wicking. Salt will also work in this no problem.
Here’s the thing, the Innokin MVP Pod is fine. It vapes REALLY great at first, then settles down into a perfectly fine vape. Not particularly crackly or crispy, but plenty flavorful. My real issue is with the MVP Pod is all chip-related. Checking the battery is dumb and rarely works.
Innokin has always had red, yellow, and green. I don’t know why they went with only green and red on this. Even a yellow activation indicator that wasn’t green or red could have been fine. I’m just nit-picking at this point. Lots to like about the MVP Pod and I honestly think it’s Innokin’s best pod to date.
GeekVape Obelisk 65 FC = Faaaaaast charging. It is quite fast, I never kept a timer but it was always unexpectedly full, and honestly stays unexpectedly full thanks to the honkin battery. The hand feel of the Obelisk is really great, it’s thick but, it’s awesome.
At the end of the day, I don’t enjoy this anymore really than the original OBELISK 50w and I didn’t really care for that one to begin with.
I started off real sad-sack about this VooPoo Doric 20, it just seemed so dang generic to me. It’s a regulated tube with a magnetic coil head pod on top!! INNOVATION!! not really, but the DORIC20 surprised me and honestly vapes on the same level as the Caliburn A2 or V-THRU or any of my other favorite pod.
Some bummers with the DORIC20 sure, but I don’t think any of them are dealbreakers. As I said in the video, I would buy another 3 or 4 DORIC20’s literally right now. Apart from being boring and not standing up, the VooPoo Doric 20 VAPES AMAZING. Undeniably good.
If I remember correctly, the Drag Nano V1 was pretty terrible. Thankfully, the Drag Nano 2 is honestly quite awesome. As I said in the video, VooPoo coil heads can be hit and miss for me. The lower OHM PNP and TPP stuff is usually pretty great, and their Vthru / Vmate stuff is really good.
Thankfully these Drag Nano2 coil heads seem to be more along the lines of the VTHRU stuff than the VINCI stuff and for that I am thankful. Really a great pod-based MTL.
If you enjoy that “mipod” style vape, then you will very much enjoy the MIPOD V2. As I said in the video, it’s literally everything I loved about using the original Mipod, improved upon.
The MTL is great, the restricted lung is great. The pods are crackly and flavorful. I used a 90%VG liquid in this and it keeps up with no problem. Maybe don’t chain vape it like I did. traditional NIC or salt NIC will work just fine in this.
NGL my expectations for this SMOK Solus were… LOW. I like that because there is nowhere to go but up. Thankfully this Solus ends up being a real nice, real mellow, real tight draw MTL vape. For a smoking adult, I think the Solus is an excellent fit.
Micro USB is a bummer, one pod is kind of a bummer, no charging cable is kind of a bummer. But on the upside, it’s cheap, roughly $14 most everywhere. Buy a few spare pods and use one of the 9,000 micro USB cables that probably exist in your house somewhere.