The Pasito AIO Kit by Smoant might just be the answer to a bunch of peoples’ prayers. You’ve all been clamoring for a rebuildable option with these ever-popular pod systems and it seems like Smoant was listening. We’ve got another Orion-style device, with the walkie-talkie form factor, but it’s got a lot more going on than some of the earlier copycat systems out there. With adjustable wattage, adjustable airflow, and three different coil options (including the RBA), you’ve got a heck of a starter kit going on here. That having been said, it’s not impossible for a company to mash all this cool stuff together and still get it wrong, so let’s hear from the pros.
- Dimensions: 102 x 38 x 18mm
- Battery: Integrated 1100mAh
- Wattage Output: 10 – 25W
- Resistance Range:3 – 3.0ohm
- Coil Ratings:6ohm Mesh (rated for 20 – 25W), 1.4ohm Ni80 MTL (rated for 10 – 13W)
- RBA Rating:5 – 1.0ohm Single Coil
- Juice Capacity:0mL
- Advanced ANT Chipset
- Adjustable Wattage
- Adjustable Airflow
- Smoant Pasito Coil Series
- Rebuildable Coil Option (Sold Separately)
- USB Type-C Charging
- Excellent for DTL
- Mesh DTL coil is very very flavorful
- 510 adapter for testing & building
- Good size
- More ergonomic than other options
- Pod is extremely well-secured
- Zero mess or leakage
- Constant output with variable wattage
- No mention of coil material
- Feels cheap because it’s so light
- Even with MTL coil and no airflow, it is a very sloppy MTL
- RBA section not advisable for beginners
- Takes a little long to charge
- Top-fill is a little finicky
- Proprietary drip tip
- DTL mesh is great
- Both coils are very flavorful
- Wattage control
- Type-C charging
- RBA option is fantastic (although difficult to use)
- No interchangeable drip tip
- Design feels a little cheesey
- RBA should have been included with package.
Matt from SMM
- RBA option
- Super lightweight but built well
- Flavor is pretty good on all coils
- Buttons are good & responsive
- Adjustable wattage settings
- 5-stage battery feedback
- Type-C Charging
- Slightly larger juice capacity
- Extremely challenging RBA deck
- Airflow not quite tight enough
- No interchangeable 510 drip tip
The Smoant Pasito is one of the more innovative walkie-talkies we’ve reviewed – and there have been quite a lot! While the Pasito is far from perfect, we’ll break down exactly what’s going on with this starter kit and let you make up your mind if it’s right for you.
Beginning with the cons, we’ve gotta discuss the MTL draw on this thing. No matter what you do with the Pasito, you’re not going to get that tight, authentic MTL vape that you might have come to know and love. Even with the MTL coil in place and the airflow restricted all the way, the best way to describe the MTL draw is “messy”. Lots of airflow, a fair amount of turbulence, and a much stronger hit than you’d like from an MTL setup.
Next, we have to discuss the RBA head. While everyone appreciates the fact that Smoant even created the option to rebuild coils for their AIO system, the deck could use a little work. For one thing, the build posts have a tendency to snap your leads if you’re using a thinner wire. Secondly, the entire build deck is so tiny that it’s damn near impossible to use unless you have incredible eyesight and dexterity. It’s also not included with the initial purchase of the starter kit, which is understandable but still a bit disappointing.
Beyond these main grievances, other cons are a bit more nitpicky. The lack of an interchangeable drip tip is kind of lame. The lightweight construction is nice and certainly isn’t cheap, but it can definitely feel that way. Finally, it takes a bit long to charge and the top-fill is a bit narrow for certain bottles.
On to the pros. USB Type-C charging – great design choice there. While the rest of the world has moved on to Type-C charging a long time ago, vape manufacturers seem to insist upon remaining in the dark ages. Honestly, calling all vape companies – if you just add Type-C charging to whatever you’re making, vapers will instantly like it more. Just do it already!
Next, the DTL mesh coil steals the show. Of course you’re going to get excellent flavor from the RBA head if you can manage to build a good coil, but the pre-built 0.6ohm coil kicks ass. The MTL coil provides some decent flavor too, but the airflow issues prevent it from really establishing itself as a solid MTL coil option.
While the lightweight construction can make the kit feel a little cheap, it’s super handy for this form factor. These little AIO systems are clearly designed to be portable and the Smoant Pasito is so light you’ll forget it’s even in your pocket. You also get a really nice wattage control setup with more options than just about any other kit on the market today. The same LED lights you use to control the power output also provide you with five different levels of battery feedback. Again, that’s at least two more indicators than most of its competitors, which is really nice.
Alright, so here’s our final thoughts. The Smoant Pasito is truly a nice and innovative addition to the now well-established tradition of creating AIO’s in this form factor. While it’s a familiar shape and design, the Pasito brings something very new to the table with the RBA option. So that’s who this starter kit is for. If you love little portable kits like this, but have spent enough time mastering coil building, this is ideal for you. Beginners should not get into this kit for the RBA option, but they will instead love it if they’re a big fan of portable DTL vaping. In fact, the only person this is not for are the people who love a nice, tight MTL draw. If you’re looking for that, skip the Pasito. If you want a rebuildable option or a great DTL vape, pick this kit up today.