iJoy Captain Resin Kit Review

Well… there’s a lot to be said here and I think that once you get through the pros and cons, you’ll have a pretty clear picture of what’s going on. Can’t really say much up top without giving it all away, so… without further ado, here’s the Captain Resin Kit by iJoy.

 

Specs

  • Dimensions: 8 x 57.9 x 31 mm
  • TC Range: 200 – 600F
  • Juice Capacity:0mL / 6.0mL
  • Coil Ratings:2ohm Mesh (rated for 40 – 80W), 0.2ohm Dual Mesh (rated for 40 – 80W), 0.13ohm Mesh 4 (rated for 40 – 90W), 0.18ohm Mesh 3 (rated for 40 – 80W)
  • Battery: Dual 20700 Batteries

 

Features

  • 96” OLED Display
  • Resin Finish

 

Reviews

Vaping Bogan

Pros

  • Pretty good flavor

 

Cons

  • “Cash-grab” nature of this mediocre re-brand
  • Fake “resin” stickers = utterly unacceptable
  • Still not 21700 batteries
  • More expensive than original w/ no meaningful improvements
  • Original was good because it innovated larger batteries. Now technology has improved and they didn’t upgrade to 21700. 20700s are no longer innovative.

 

Jai Haze

Pros

 

Cons

  • Still not 21700 batteries
  • Tank doesn’t quite match mod
  • Hard to figure out slide top-fill, not clearly marked
  • They literally just slapped resin stickers on the old Captain mod from a year ago
  • More expensive w/ zero meaningful changes over predecessor

 

Mike Vapes

Pros

  • Nice & flavorful with good airflow
  • Attractive mod
  • Comfortable & ergonomic
  • Bright & intuitive screen

 

Cons

  • Re-release of old Captain with almost no changes
  • Still not 21700 batteries
  • Doesn’t like the appearance of the resin tank
  • Not a centered 510


Conclusion

Whew! So this is one doozy of a review. Here on HandCheck, I hate to ever fully bash any product. I like to think that just about every vape product out there is made in good faith and that manufacturers are really doing their best to make a product that fits some kind of niche and will fit perfectly in someone’s collection. It takes all kinds, different strokes for different folks, etc. Unfortunately, the iJoy Captain Resin Kit is a disappointing exception.

 

To fully understand what’s going on with these reviewers pros and cons lists, it’s important to have a little background on this kit. The iJoy Captain 20700 was released about a year ago, and it was a pretty popular and innovative kit for its time. The original Captain introduced 20700 batteries back when 18650s were the industry standard. These bigger batteries were something to talk about and the kit also performed pretty well overall.

 

Fast-forward to 2019. What you’re looking at with this kit is literally the exact same device you would have picked up over a year ago. While the industry has moved on to bigger and better batteries, this iteration of the Captain features the exact same 20700 batteries that were innovative a year ago – not so much anymore. But this isn’t even the most egregious transgression by iJoy.

 

That dubious accolade goes to the “resin panels”, you know – the entire reason for this re-release in the first place. As two of our reviewers point out in excruciating detail, these resin panels are literally just colorful rubber stickers that iJoy has tried to pass off as genuine resin. It’s such a sad and cynical move on their part that it’s hard not to be outraged. This entire kit is literally the same thing they released a long time ago, just with a couple stickers on the side and a $20 bump in price. A truly shameful ploy to wring money out of people who may have loved the original Captain.

 

When a company makes such a deeply cynical blunder, it’s hard to view them as having anything but contempt for their customers. It’s the kind of thing that entirely undoes the rest of the kit, which would have probably been more or less fine on its own merits. The flavor is okay, the coils perform decently, but at the end of the day, why pick this up when you could just get the original for a fraction of the price? iJoy – do better, we don’t deserve this.

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