The Smok’s Vape Pen 22 certainly looks like a novice product, mostly due to its simplicity. However, as subtle as it may look, it is a great and substantial option for seasoned vapers, providing comprehensive sub-ohm features.
The biggest trend in the vaping world for the past two years has been selling starter kits. These are simply an all in one solution that caters to the vaping needs of everyone. The Smok Vape 22 pen falls in this category, featuring an eGo style battery of 165mAh and a diameter of 22mm. This creates a fixed voltage figure according to the power left. However, the base of the tank is completely sealed, and while the inside might host a cylindrical battery, it is not like the conventional eGo battery.
Using the Smok Vape Pen 22 is quite intuitive. You press the fire button to turn it on or off, pressing and holding the button again order to vape. The process is really easy and safe, with the protection requirements embedded in the regulating chip. This product certainly offers the simplest way to vape out of the box.
What’s in The Package?
- The pen (0.30-ohm coil that’s pre-installed)
- A silicone vape band
- Additional 0.3-ohm coil head.
- USB charging cable.
Right off the bat, this one clear downside with the Smok Pen 22- it does not come with an extra glass tank for the product. Yes, the vape band might provide some protection, but if you accidentally drop the vape, the glass would break, making it a bit worrying not to have an extra tank in handy.
Features and Specs
- Supports pass-through charging
- 110mm in height and 22mm in diameter making it small and compact
- Doesn’t leak
- Easy to use/maintain
Just like we said in our Smok Priv N19 review, the Smok Vape Pen 22 is certainly an appealing gadget. It looks like a tube mod, but if you pay attention, the tank is part of the mod. The base where you screw on coil heads plus the airflow are located on top of the gadget, and the only removable parts include the top cap and glass tank. This is quite an ingenious design choice that shortens the pen even more. Similar to other Smok products, the Vape Pen 22 ideally features an appealing, long-lasting finish. The matte black version especially features a texture that’s not only good to the feel but makes the mod easier to hold.
The Build Quality
This pen is actually pretty robust, thanks to the entire product being made of stainless steel. This makes the Smok Vape Pen 22 quite durable, and it can take various hits without sustaining any form of damage, including chipping. The eGo style battery is securely held in place, and there are no rattling signs when you shake the pen. The firing button is rounded, but large and protrudes just enough to make it easy to find and use.
The tank is also built-in and works just as claimed. If you screw the top cap securely, you don’t need to have concerns over leaks. You can leave the gadget on its side for any number of hours, and it won’t leak, making it pretty easy to carry around.
As mentioned earlier, the Smok Vape Pen 22 features a sub-ohm tank, meaning it does not have an RBA base. As such, the only way you can use the mods is through pre-made coils. However, you cannot install other Smok coil heads as this [product features proprietary coils.
This mod comes in two variants, the 0.4-ohm quad-core, and the 0.3-ohm dual-core. The coil heads are both rated for 20 up to 50 watts. However, this is still up for debate as the mod doesn’t allow wattage control. This means that you will experience full voltage when it is fully charged and notice it drop as you continue to use it. All in all, both coils do a remarkable job, producing substantial vapor of your preferred flavor.
As of now, the Smoke Vape Pen 22 only comes with the 0.3-ohm coils. They provide a solid vape experience that honestly seems more ideal for seasoned vapers than beginners. The vapor is quite potent and broad, which might be a bit overwhelming for the novice.
The mechanism implemented in vapes has substantially changed since the era of the 2.3-volt eGo battery. The LiPo battery found in the Smok Vape Pen 22 does a pretty good job of delivering adequate power to the atomizer in an efficient manner. The vapor production is average, and the clouds will not turn any heads. However, it is not thin or wispy, but simply right.
When it comes to taste, this is perhaps the best one you can get right now from a starter mod. If there is any doubt about this vape, the flavor will speak for itself. As mentioned earlier, the Smok’s Vape Pen 22 taste is quite impressive, and the testimony from those who have tested it might be enough to sell you, especially if you are a beginner. This is certainly one of the best flavors that we have come across in vape pen kits.
On the downside, however, the pen takes out a lot of juice quickly, but if you have used Smok’s vape tanks in the past, you know that this is a constant trait.
The Smok Vape Pen 22 features a 165 mAh battery that can almost last you the entire day. When it hits the 3.3V mark, you receive an alert prompting you to recharge via the blinking of the LED light. Fortunately, it only takes the device 2 hours to fully recharging, and thus, no waiting an eternity for your next session.
Thanks to its simple design and size, you can carry the Smok Vape Pen 22 in public without any concern. The pen’s design is also minimalistic enough to give it a sophisticated look. It is an appealing, robust product with no components hanging out, compact enough to carry around and use in a discrete manner. The only downside is the battery life, making it worth considering investing in an extra battery if you’re a regular vaper.
What about Maintenance?
Before firing up your vape pen, you will need to attach a coil head, either the 0.3 or the 0.4-ohm variant. Next, screw the tank in place, put in the juice, and seal by screwing on the cap. For refilling purposes, simply unscrew the cap and pour in the juice. Be mindful when doing the filling for the first time. Allow the device to sit still for a few minutes so that the juice can absorb in the coil head.
Unlike its counterparts, the refilling process is straightforward and mess-free. Taking the device apart, cleaning, and then reassembling it is pretty simple and stress-free.
Smok Vape Pen 22 Pros and Cons
- Ergonomic and intuitive
- Compact design
- Virtually leak-proof when properly assembled.
- Nice sleek design
- Features one button, so no need to learn complex vaping systems
- Easy to clean and maintain
- Bottom airflow system
- Can be used with or without nicotine
- An excellent starter kit option for beginners
- The coilhead can only be removed with the top cap, and this makes the juice spill all over the device
- Features only one button, thus limiting the number of options
- Not too many color options
- Not the most powerful vape option for seasoned users
- Not extremely modifiable and cannot be upgraded
The SMOK Vape Pen 22, is without a shadow of doubt easy to use and quite reliable. It has some of the best features that make SMOK a reputable company in the vaping industry. While it may not give the biggest punch, it is an excellent package for a starter kit. It may not be the best option for beginners, but for most vapers, this will cater to all their needs.
Some comparable kits include the Innokin Endura T18 II and the ZBGO, both of which are refillable and offer the same features as the SMOK Vape Pen 22. If you are on the hunt for a starter kit that is straightforward and easy to use, you can never really go wrong with this one. It may not have the features offered in the latest models, but it makes up for that with its compact size and impressive flavor and cloud production.