The XROS is a refillable pen vape from a reputable Chinese manufacturer Vaporesso. The device is unique, especially when compared to many of the pen-style vape devices on the market. It not only sports a whooping 800 mAh battery, but it also has an intuitive airflow control system and a type C micro USB port. The XROS is one of the best vape starter kits designed for ex-smokers and casual vapers who crave a mix of simplicity and performance. Even the price might surprise you.
Design and Build
The XROS pen vape by Vaporesso measures 112mm x 12mm x 23m,m and weighs in at around 54 grams. It may be slightly larger than the average pen-style vape device, but it is still compact and lightweight so you can carry it in your pocket or bag without any hassle. The XROS sports brushed stainless steel with slightly curved sides that make it feel comfortable in your hand. The design is rather simple, there is a subtle Vaporesso logo etched at the bottom of the front face.
The device features both draw activation as well as button activation. If you prefer to vape without the need of a button, simply drag on the mouthpiece to activate the battery. On the other hand, there is a fire button on the front face of the device that you can press when you want to vape.
On the other side of the XROS, a few millimetres above the fire button is an airflow control slider that features three airflow holes. It is easy to adjust and once you set it, it stays in place well. You get to toggle between an airy direct-to-lung draw, down to a tighter and more restrictive draw.
There was a time when 400mAh was a battery capacity you could boast about. Today, the XROS by Vaporesso doubled that record with an 800mAh battery. It is not something you would see on an average pen-style vape device. Below the device is the USB type C port that can charge the 800mAh batteries in about 60 minutes. As a plus, you can even vape while you charge the device thanks to pass-through charging.
The XROS pods sport a sharp and boxy design that can hold up to 2ml of ejuice. The mouthpiece is made of shiny black PCTG material, and it is slightly narrowed down at the tip so it feels comfortable in your mouth when you go in for a drag. The XROS pods come in two variants, 0.8ohms ad 1.2ohms. Both of them make use of mesh coils and cotton wicking.
Filling the pod is pretty easy. You simply remove the mouthpiece to reveal a fill port with a black membrane covering it. The fill port is protected by little flaps that supposedly help to maintain the internal pressure of the pod so you get to fill it normally. Inside the pods are four layers of silicon that help to prevent leaking.
The pods go in at the top of the XROS battery and are held in place via two powerful magnets so they do not wiggle while you vape.
There are three air slots. When wide open, the XROS delivers a more restrictive direct-to-lung draw. When closed off completely, you start to get a tight, cigarette-like mouth-to-lung drag. The flavor delivery is great, especially the 1.2ohm pod. The XROS pen vape delivers decent vapor, thanks to the lower resistance of the mesh coils and the increase in airflow. The temperature of the vapor is cool but gets warmer as you cut down the airflow.
- Rugged and well-built
- Sleek and modern design
- Adjustable airflow
- Easy to monitor liquid levels
- No leaking whatsoever
- Draw/button activation
- Quadruple leak protection
- Nice flavor
- Very easy to fill
- 800 mAh battery
- Type-C charging
- Consumes liquid rather quickly
- Not a strong throat hit
- Odd airflow toggle placement
- 1 x VAPORESSO XROS Battery
- 1 x VAPORESSO XROS 0.8Ω POD (2ml)
- 1 x VAPORESSO XROS 1.2Ω POD (2ml)
- 1 x Type-C USB Cable
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x Warranty Card
- 1 x Reminder Card
You can get the XROS pen vape by Vaporesso for only $29.90.