A while back I did a post on outdoor vapes, a topic close to my heart as I have clogged up many vapes with dirt and sand over the years!
There’s a number of vapes that are already great for vaping when you’re out and about, but the upcoming Geekvape Aegis Pod may well be the best yet.
Geekvape already have a name for making indestructible vape devices. I suspect, unfortunately, that the Aegis Pod may struggle to gain traction, if only because the name is so similar to another product (the Geekvape Aegis Pod Boost) it’s likely to cause confusion.
Still, I’ve had immense difficulty persuading our product manager, Will, to send our single sample to me, as he’s still ‘testing’ it, and that’s always a good sign.
So let’s take a look at what makes this neat little device different…
It’s very compact…
It’s now become standard to describe many pod systems as pocket friendly. But at just 1.77 cm in depth, this compact little pod system will actually fit into the coin pocket of your jeans. It’s also incredibly light, weighing in at 73 grams.
It’s seriously tough…
Geekvape bill this as the toughest pod system yet, and the device uses three different methods to build in strength and resilience.
- Anti-fracturing: Allows the device to absorb the energy caused by drops.
- Anti-deforming: Ensures that the stress caused by drops and knocks is evenly distributed throughout the pod.
- Anti-propagation: Outer Zinc Alloy shielding which lends the product strength.
The device is also rated IP-67 waterproof, and is able to withstand depths of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. (Do note, it is not designed for charging while wet, so if you do drop it in water, ensure the charging port is completely dry before inserting your USB charger.)
The Aegis comes with a modular system which ensures the coil will be compatible with future devices (in the same power range). So if, in the future, you purchased an upgraded Aegis battery, pod or kit, your existing coils are still going to work.
User Tip: Detaching the pod from the pod system
Do note that as the pod has no magnetic connection, it needs to be firmly inserted into the device, but locks securely in place once installed. This means it’s unlikely to come loose if the product is dropped.
That’s a good thing for outdoor vapers, but does mean that it might not be suitable for vapers who have arthritis or other problems with their hands.
How does it vape?
The GeekVape Pod is billed as a starter kit, but I think it’ll appeal to many experienced vapers too. The device comes with a constant 18 watt output and the included 0.6 ohm mesh coil means it’s ideal for either a mouth-to-lung vape or a restricted direct-lung vape.
The coil is made from refined kanthal. The coil has proved resilient despite heavy use during testing, and it has produced both good vapour and a very decent flavour.