Joyetech Espion Tour Kit Review
Greetings, vaper. We’re back with another vape review. We will deliver some notes on the Joyetech Espion Tour Kit, including a pros and cons list. I will unpack this and provide you with my honest thoughts and opinions as I go along. Frankly, I haven’t heard much about this so I’m going in blind. I am hoping to be surprised (pleasantly, of course).
This is a starter kit boasting a 220W mod and sub-ohm tank. It’s touted as being a propulsive cloud chucker any cloud-chaser would salivate to. I’ve been impressed by specs before only to be let down by the performance. As I hold the box right now, I am liking the packaging and the aesthetics of the imagery, but it’s time to get chucking.
Firstly, let’s dig into some of the features and specs before we place this under the microscope.
- Dimensions: 140 x 48 x 33 mm
- Weight: 147.5g
- Display: 0.96” OLED Display
- Battery: Dual 18650 Batteries (Not Included)
- Wattage Output Range: 1 - 220W
- Maximum Voltage Output: 8V
- Maximum Charging Current: 2A
- Resistance Range (Temp/TCR): 0.05 - 1.5ohm
- Resistance Range (Power): 0.05 - 3.5ohm
- Juice Capacity: 5.0mL
- Coil Ratings: No Coils - NCFilm Heater (Kanthal 0.25ohm - rated for 35 - 45W)
- Power Mode / Temp mode / TCR Mode
- Over-Charge Protection
- Timeout Protection
- Short-Circuit Protection
- Dual Circuit Protection
- MicroUSB Port - 2A Quick Charge
- Upgradeable Firmware
- Available in Black, White, Red, Green, & Blue
- Coil-Less NCFilm Heater Technology
- Push-to-Open Top-Fill System
- Top Airflow, Leak-Resistant
Packaging & Aesthetics:
Time to get started. At first glance, the packaging impresses. You get two boxes (one for the tank and one for the mod). The box mod is called “tour” because it resembles luggage. I love how the mod sits in my hand. The plastic construction feels durable and sturdy despite it being… well… plastic.
There is a myriad of replacement goodies, including a spare parts baggy, a spare glass, and spare cotton. Joyetech gets it – unlike some other brands that don’t add any spares for crying out loud. If you’ve been following these reviews, you know how much we loathe cheap companies that add no spares.
The tank has a red ugly arrow near the top fill compartment. The filling itself is easy and the filling ports are big enough that spillage is unlikely (unless you’re too clumsy). That being said, the red arrow still upsets my eyesack. Something that worries me about the connector is the wobbliness of the tank. I wonder if it allows other tanks.
It almost felt like it wasn’t gripping it, and that’s kind of a big deal. Can you imagine? You’re vaping and all of a sudden, the tank just slips out or falls off. That’s kind of what it feels like when twisting the tank onto the mod. Be careful out there.
As far as cloud production, it is terrific. Clouds spill out effortlessly and the coils are nothing less than extraordinary. I know, that sounds like a bunch of platitudes with no true meaning, but you can’t know unless you experience it. The flavor is fantastic, so it’s not just empty clouds of nothingness.
The display provides plenty of options like your typical starter kit, although I don’t believe this is your regular starter kit per se. It’s touted more as an intermediate device. I don’t think a 220W device qualifies as a starter kit. Another thing I enjoyed about the Espion Tour was the readability of the display. The buttons are clicky and the interface is quite responsive.
Overall, I think it gives sizable clouds, great flavor, sturdiness and durability. It’s an excellent device but there are a lot of elements that could make this good or bad – many factors of subjective preference. A positive point from myself is the price point. It’s affordable. When was the last time you purchased a 220W device for less? That’s right. It’s unlikely.
Pros & Cons:
Now that you have my thoughts out in the open, in plain sight, here is also a collection (a gathering of sorts) of pros and cons. It’s a collective consensus from other popular experts. This way, I hope you can study at a quick glance what is good and bad about this device that will help you make a choice whether or not to purchase it. If something I’m reviewing sucks, I’ll tell you, but that doesn’t mean everybody agrees with me. This includes you.
Let’s press on:
Reviewer: [Matt from SMM]
- Excellent packaging
- Replacement cotton included
- Baggy of spares included
- Spare glass is also included – very cool
- 26mm tank is hefty, big, durable, awesome looking
- Feels very good when holding – light weight mod
- Buttons are clicky and awesome
- Screen provides very clear font
- Easy to navigate menu settings
- Red ugly arrow for top fill on tank
- Cool vape, should be a bit warmer
- Tank isn’t as good as the mod
- Terrific packaging with separate boxes – one for the tank and one for the mod
- Excellent colors options to choose from
- Buttons are nice and clicky
- Replacement glass included is always a plus
- Tank is easy to disassemble
- The battery door is stury and feels good at the touch
- Some tanks fit wobbly on the mod
- Some tanks don’t fit at all
Reviewer: [Vaping V1ck]
- Innovative tank design with heating place with removable cotton
- Spare glass which is a plus
- Nice mod design shaped like luggage
- Sturdy, clicky battery door compartment
- Buttons are pleasantly clicky
- The interface is bright and readable – user-friendly as well
- Wish the tank was placed dead-centered instead of over one side
- The coil set-up is unusual and rather vape classic coil design
- Ugly red arrow on the tank ruins the aesthetic