Innokin Kroma-A Zenith Starter Kit Review
Although both the Kroma-A Box Mod and the Zenith Tank were out months before the release of this starter kit, Innokin finally brought two of their most popular devices together in one starter kit. The Kroma-A Mod is an integrated battery mod and the Zenith Tank is Innokin’s answer to Aspire’s MTL domination over the past several years. While Aspire’s Nautilus line has defined MTL vaping for just about as long as vaping’s been around, Innokin has been steadily gaining on them in recent months. Having created a super team of sorts from two of their most popular devices, does Innokin finally have what it takes to de-throne the kings of MTL? Let’s get ready to rumble!
- Battery: 2000mAh Integrated
- Wattage Output Range: 6 – 75W
- Voltage Output Range:8 – 9.0V
- Minimum Atomizer Resistance:1ohm
- Temperature Control Range: 200 – 600F
- Juice Capacity:0mL
- Coil Ratings:5ohm Zenith Z, 1.6ohm Zenith Coil (rated 10 – 14W)
- Innokin Zenith MTL Coil Technology
- Multi-Hole Adjustable Bottom Airflow Control
- Dry Hit Detection
- Balance Coil Heat-Up
- Stealthy Design Soft Contour with Grip Control
- Compatible with nicotine salts
- Highly adjustable airflow
- Good flavor for MTL
- Device looks really nice & classy
- Gets whistly with DTL vaping
- Can’t replace glass if it breaks
- Can’t take the tank apart
Matt from SMM
- More than good enough flavor
- Simple & beginner-friendly
- Very nice build quality
- Attractive finish
- Good juice & battery life
- Not huge difference between the coils
- Can’t break the tank down at all
- Slight button rattle
- Very few features
- Mod fits great in the hand
- Small & pocketable
- Great, old-school MTL vape
- Vape quality is awesome
- Favorite tank since the Nautilus
- Black & white design is classy & timeless
- Hugely adjustable airflow
- Easy & leak free top cap.
- Screen & UI may be a bit stripped down for some people’s tastes
Alright, I’ve got a confession to make: MTL is not for me in the slightest. I mean, sure, I’ve done it before and I still definitely have MTL devices in my rotation. However, any time I’m doing MTL, there’s a good reason for it; typically, that reason is that I can’t use my sub-ohm devices wherever I’m going. Either I don’t want to draw attention to myself or I need to be able to fit my vape in my skinny jeans pocket. In any case, MTL isn’t my forte.
That having been said, it seems like there’s quite a lot going for the Innokin Kroma-A Zenith Kit. Reviewers didn’t have a whole lot to say about the device, but sometimes, less is more. As always, we’ll start with the cons for this starter kit.
First up, you can’t disassemble the tank for any reason whatsoever. The entire tank is one piece, essentially, meaning that if you wanted to take it apart for cleaning purposes, that’s a no go. Likewise, if you break the tank glass, you’re f*cked. No way to replace the glass on this bad boy. That having been said, Innokin kindly goes the extra mile to ensure you don’t break the glass and find yourself in a crisis. The glass is actually recessed into the stainless steel frame of the tank, meaning that you’d have to drop the tank basically directly onto a sharp rock to cause damage to the glass. Even then, they also include a handy vape band. This all still has to register as a con, however. As thoughtful as the inclusion of a vape band is, you’re still making me put an ugly rubber band on my tank. Not into it.
The other thing that may disappoint some users is the stripped down and minimal screen/UI. There’s not a whole heck of a lot on offer with this box mod other than the bare minimum power mode and temperature controls. There’s no TCR, no curve function, nor any interesting customization regarding the screen’s theme or anything. It’s super simple, gets the job done for most people, but may disappoint the advanced user looking for those features.
That’s about it for the bad stuff, so let’s hear from our MTL enthusiast vape reviewers on why they love this thing.
As always, the first thing you’ree going to notice is the way this kit looks. There’s several different color options to choose from, but there’s no denying each of them look pretty classy. Whether it’s the timeless black and white or the all-black option, it’s always nice to see a vape that doesn’t insist upon making me look like a damn fool going out in public with it.
The build quality is also really nice. The buttons are responsive and clicky, the back has a nice, almost rubberized, quality to it which feels wonderful in the hand. This leads us to our next point which is that the starter kit is super ergonomic. It’s easy to hold for long vape sessions without hurting your hand, but it’s also small and compact enough that it easily fits in most people’s pockets. Great for taking out places.
The vape production isn’t bad at all either. As an MTL device, you’re never going to get the flavor you might be used to with rebuildables or sub-ohm tanks. On the other hand, the flavor you get is pretty damn good for what it is, and the vapor is warm and satisfying. You also get a really wide selection of airflow adjustments. You can close it down pretty far for a super tight MTL draw and open it up all the way to a super restricted DTL (although there’s really no point in vaping DTL on a device like this).
With 2000mAh, you’re going to get really impressive battery life from this guy, especially given that you’re likely to be using only ~20W of power at any given time. The 4.0mL e-juice capacity is also likely to last you a lot longer than you’d expect.
As I stated in the introduction of the Conclusion, the only reason I ever vape MTL is when I need to stealth vape. I’m either in a movie theater, theme park, restaurant bathroom, etc. when I’m hitting an MTL device. If I’m in literally any other situation, I’m sub-ohm vaping and, for the life of me, I’ll never understand people whose standard vaping preference is MTL.
So, for me, I don’t understand this. For you, this may be incredible. It does have a lot going for it and almost no real issues. As Grimm Green pointed out, a kit like this might be ideal for an old-school vaper who came up during a time where all vaping was MTL. Maybe it’ll bring back some memories or something. Other reviewers mentioned that they thought this would be good for beginners, but I strongly disagree. If you’re a beginner, something this complex likely doesn’t appeal to you. Even if it hits like a cigarette, the entire experience of vaping this will be so far removed from smoking cigarettes that I feel it might be too large a step for newbies. On the other hand, if you’re a box mod vaper and you love MTL, this is exactly what you’re looking for. In other words, it’s for anybody looking to make a modest investment into their MTL vape experience.