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Geekvape Aegis Boost
Back again with another review on the highly anticipated Geekvape Aegis Boost Kit.
Geekvape, the people behind the popular Aegis series of mods, are known for their sleek designs and exceptional comfort coupled with their use of IP67 Grade materials to make their mods shock resistant, water resistant and dust resistant. Now they have released a pod kit with these same unique features! Meet the Aegis Boost Pod Kit.
What’s in the box?
1 x Aegis Boost Mod
1 x Aegis Boost Pod (including removable mouthpiece cover)
1 x Spare Drip-Tip
1 x Coil Removal Tool
1 x Micro-USB Charging Cable
1 x 0.4Ω Mesh Coil (25-33w)
1 x 0.6Ω Mesh Coil (15-25w)
Looking at the Aegis Boost kit, we are greeted with the usual smooth silicone, leather & zinc alloy feel that makes up those sweet IP67 materials. The beauty of the Aegis series’ is that although they’re strong enough to take a bit of a beating, they’re still comfortable in the hand and no aesthetics or ergonomics are sacrificed for the IP67 certification. The Aegis Boost is no different; it looks great and fits perfectly in the hand, so let’s just hope it performs as well as it looks and feels! Just like the previous Aegis’, you have a nice bright LCD screen to display wattage, battery life coil resistance etc, but because this is a pod kit, it has no fancy menu system which I think is great because it encapsulates everything a pod kit should be (small, compact and simple) – another tick in the box for me!
The Pod has adjustable airflow control, allowing the user to alter how tight or loose the draw is. For this kit, with the airflow fully open it allows for a slightly restricted direct-lung (DL) vape, or with it partially closed it allows for a satisfyingly restricted mouth-to-lung (MTL) vape when on a lower power with a suitable coil. The airflow dial is in the form of a wheel on the side of the pod, so just rotate it to open/close the airflow. The Boost Pod also has a top fill mechanism which I haven’t seen a lot on pod systems; usually the fill port is underneath or on the side of the pod. This is a huge bonus for me because pod systems are meant to be an easy, practical option for people, so although it’s usually a design necessity for them to be bottom/side filled, I always think it takes away from the simplicity of what a pod system is meant to represent. To fill up, simply remove the bung from the top of the pod and fill with your favourite E-Liquid. Once it’s full, simply push the bung back into place and you’re all set to go!
Changing the coil is simply achieved through a push/pull method, although the coil sits very snug so can be slightly difficult to pull out. If you have strong nails then it should be a breeze but it’s probably easier to use the coil tool that is included with the kit. Just place your tool at the base of the coil under the ridge and then pull the coil out from the pod. From there you can fit a new coil in by pushing it into the space where the old one was. In order to perform a coil change you will need to take the pod off the kit which can be achieved by pushing the ‘press release’ catch on the back of the pod to pop it out.
As I said previously the Aegis Boost doesn’t have a menu system, but it does display the essentials on screen such as your wattage, battery life, puff counter, resistance etc. I like this because I dislike messing around with settings, I like to power on, fill up and go, so when I realised there were no menus to navigate through, I was pretty happy!
Of course, it does come with regulators as you would expect from any device these days, these will protect you from short circuits and such which is always good to see. There’s also a handy lock system which protects you from accidentally increasing the wattage of your device. I’m pretty glad this feature is in place as it’s easy for your wattage to adjust in your pocket. To lock the device, simply press and hold the positive and negative buttons for a few seconds and then it will display a locked message. Unlocking the device is done the same way.
How does it perform?
Even though the 0.4ohm coil comes pre-installed, I thought I’d save that until last because I knew I’d be using it most with it being the direct-lung coil (I prefer direct-lung to mouth-to-lung). So I pulled it out, popped the 0.6ohm coil in and filled up with some British Blend Rhubarb & Custard 60vg/40pg 3mg. The 0.6ohm coil is rated at 15w-25w so I actually decided to start below the lower end of the spectrum at 12w to bed the coil in. The flavour was surprisingly good considering I was using it below the recommended parameters. I then gradually worked my way up the wattage; I found the mouth-to-lung performance for this coil peaked at 17w where the flavour was at its best (it was fantastic to tell the truth), the throat hit was just right and the vapour production was good but not too much. Any higher wattage than this I felt was too powerful for mouth-to-lung. This was all with my airflow half open and the drip tip that comes attached on the pod (there is a thinner spare which might actually be better for mouth-to-lung). With this coil having the ability to go up to 25w, I also cranked it right up to this, opened the airflow and used the device as a direct-lung kit. This was still very pleasant although it needed a bit more power which is where the 0.4ohm coil comes into it. I must say though I was impressed that before even trying the 0.4ohm coil, the kit was already appearing versatile with comfortable mouth-to-lung and direct-lung capabilities on the 0.6ohm coil. In terms of coil life, I can’t give a complete assessment of the 0.6ohm coil because I switched it out for the 0.4ohm coil after four days, not because it was burnt (it didn’t seem even close), but because I wanted a bit more power for direct-lung. At 17w the Aegis Boost Battery was just lasting me a full day.
The 0.4ohm coil is the one I knew would be best suited to me, and, spoiler alert: I was right! It has a wattage range of 25w-33w; I did start below this threshold again (on 20w) just to bed the coil in and also out of curiosity to see if it can perform outside of its recommended settings. I left the above Rhubarb & Custard E-Liquid in the pod to see how frequent direct lunging on this coil worked with slightly thinner juice. I left the airflow fully open and even on 20w the coil still performed well. I got a good draw with plenty of vapour (this shows the potential for big clouds with higher VG E-Liquid), it certainly didn’t feel like I was under-powering the coil at all! There was still decent flavour too! Again I gradually worked my way up the wattage and found the optimum for this coil (for my preference) was 30w. This gave off a thick, dense cloud (again impressive for 60vg) and the flavour was brilliant. The draw is still a little tighter than I’m used to but that’s more because I’m used to a mech mod / RTA with huge power and lots of airflow! I’m on my 6th (and a half) day of using this coil now with heavy use and there’s no signs of burnout or flavour drop off at all. I must say I heard rave reviews about this kit before trying it but still didn’t expect it to be as good as it is! I was impressed with the 0.6ohm coil but I love the 0.4ohm coil! With heavy use at 30w the Aegist Boost battery lasted me about 9 hours which was just enough to see me through the work day. It charges from flat to full in just over an hour which is good though, so you’re not waiting ages for it to charge. Plus, it has pass-through capabilities so if you get desperate you can have a draw while it’s charging. The charge port is on the side of the mod underneath a rubber bung.
Pros & Cons
-For this kit, I think its safe to say that Geekvape have once again knocked this out of the park with their Aegis Boost. It’s sleek, lightweight, durable and practical which are qualities I look for in a device.
-I thought although the airflow was slightly restricted compared to what I’m used to, it was still nice and smooth and not too loud either which can be something people are put off by.
-The flavour was great on both coils, as was vapour production.
-The top fill feature was fantastic as you don’t have to take the pod off to fill which can be a pain.
-I love how comfortable the device was in my hand, and how it still packs such a punch for a small kit.
-The kit is very versatile in that it can comfortably perform both mouth-to-lung and direct-lung.
-I like the addition of the mouthpiece cover as dust / fluff can usually easily get in your mouthpiece from your pocket.
-Perfectly simple to use which is exactly what a pod kit should be.
– I do have one minor concern which is the press release button/catch which allows the user to remove the pod for changing coils. This is seemingly just plastic, so although I’m pretty certain it won’t snap any time soon, I do get a feeling that if anything on this kit could break, it would be this. However, this is very minor compared to the rest of the pros on this device.
-The pod is quite dark so it can be slightly difficult to see liquid level.
-The battery life isn’t huge but that is to be expected from a small pod kit. It still did pretty well as far as battery life goes.
-Although I had the mouthpiece cover as a ‘pro’ above, if I’m being really picky it would be good if it was either magnetic or attached via a small chord so it can be placed somewhere else on the kit while you’re vaping. This is only because I’m prone to losing things though!
Overall, I was very pleased with my experience with this kit. It’s straight forward, easy to use and performs excellently. I would say it could easily be used as a quit smoking kit with the mouth-to-lung capabilities of the 0.6ohm coils. Or if you are an existing vaper looking for something new and like the idea of a pod kit, this should definitely be one you consider!
Thank you for reading and I hope that this review has shed some light on this kit and how it performs. I’ll pop a link for you to check out and get yourself an Aegis Boost Kit from our website as well! Click here for the Aegis Boost Kit!
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