As the creators of one of the most popular all-in-one devices out there, Aspire is sure to have all eyes on them as they release their latest edition of the Breeze. If the original Breeze was popular, the Breeze 2 took things to all-new heights. Now, we’ll find out if the NXT is poised to continue this legacy of excellence in the portable arena for Aspire. With a handful of upgrades over its predecessors, there’s definitely a lot to take in, with some strong indication that this could be the next AIO-of-choice for many a vaper. On the other hand, it can be hard to live up to the hype sometimes, so let’s find out which it is.
- Dimensions: 96 x 35 x 20.5mm
- Juice Capacity: 4mL
- Battery: Integrated 1000mAh
- Material: Zinc-Alloy
- Coil Rating:8ohm Kanthal Mesh
- Direct Voltage
- Dual Firing Option (Button-Fired/Draw-Activated)
- Adjustable Side Airflow
- Side Fill System
- Snap-in Coils
- Good build quality
- Wonderful ergonomic design
- Great, easy airflow adjustment
- Huge juice capacity
- Powerful, warm hit
- Flavor is outstanding
- No leaking
- Good airflow range from MTL to DTL
- Side USB Port
- No adjustable power
- Mouthpiece is kind of big
- Great flavor
- Adjustable airflow
- Big juice capacity
- Nice solid build quality
- Innovative fill slot
- No adjustable wattage
- Only one coil option
- Direct output – falls off at low battery
So we’ll admit it, there weren’t a whole lot of reviews out for this thing yet, but we were pretty excited to bring it out. Although we only have a couple other reviewers to refer to you, we also got to spend some hands-on time with thing, so you’ll be getting our firsthand experience as well!
Without beating around the bush, we’ll just put it out there: the Aspire Breeze NXT is a great little AIO system, with only a few issues that could potentially dim your interest. Let’s get these relatively minor gripes out of the way first, so we can get into what puts this system at the top of the AIO heap.
First things first, you’re only get one coil option with the NXT. While it’s not all that uncommon for simpler devices to only include a single coil option, it’s especially notable in the case of the Breeze line. While the initial Breeze only had a single coil, the Breeze 2 included both 0.6ohm and 1.0ohm options. As a result, it seems odd that Aspire chose to split the difference on the third iteration, offering only a single 0.8ohm coil. That having been said, there’s no issue with the included coil, per se, but options are always appreciated.
Which leads us to the second big con: no adjustable wattage. Again, it may be unfair to expect variable power settings from every single AIO out there, but it’s rapidly becoming standard. Sure, some people may prefer a simpler, more stripped-down system for taking with them on the go. At the same time, if a system only has one coil option, it could theoretically allow Aspire to develop a mod which fires at only the perfect wattage for that specific coil. On the other hand, it’s hard to say that one wattage fits all, even in a single-resistance system. Give us the option and let us decide for ourselves.
Continuing on with wattage woes, the device is not regulated (obviously). As such, we’re left to suffer through direct voltage output, which drops off as the battery gets lower. Again, this was once standard in these portable kits, but companies are quickly upgrading their systems to remain constant throughout the entire battery life. Even if the NXT was never meant to be adjustable, some constant output would have gone a long way.
That having been said, it’s all roses from here. Perhaps the most important thing in any vape, Aspire absolutely nails the flavor. While the previous Breezes both utilized standard round wire, the NXT finally made the leap to mesh – and the result is absolutely incredible. They 100% got this right, with flavor that easily rivals the Caliburn.
Furthermore, the design of the device is just flat-out clever, with a handful of innovations we’ve either never seen before or rarely seen. First, you have the side airflow adjustment. While a lot of adjustable airflow AIOs have turned to clunky and annoying options like airflow rings attached to coils or tiny little sliders, Aspire found probably the easiest solution. The knob is right there on the side, with rigid knurling that makes it super easy to adjust.
The firing button is also great and easy to locate, laying directly in the middle of its ergonomic, indented mid-section. Which leads us to how comfortable the device is. It fits absolutely perfectly in the palm of your hand, and the mouthpiece is a nice tapered duckbill. While technically a duckbill mouthpiece, it’s much less wide than a Nord or something like that, without getting so restrictive that you lose the ability to get restricted lung hits.
Speaking of lung hits, the airflow adjustment is super versatile, allowing you to change from a moderately tight MTL to a fairly loose, but restricted, direct lung hit. You also get a really satisfying, warm vape in either configuration, which can be especially difficult to pull off. More often than not, a system like this is really going to shine in one single set-up, so it’s borderline incredible to find one which is actually as versatile as it appears at first glance.
What more do you want? It’s an AIO that hits great, tastes great, and offers a truly adjustable and versatile airflow. If adjustable wattage is an absolute necessity for you, there’s definitely better options out there, but if you can do without, you’re really, really going to like this guy.