Vandy Vape Apollo 20W Starter Kit Review

 Introduction

 

Here comes Vandy Vape with yet another starter kit. It’s a portable, compact, and user-friendly vape you will love. It boasts a sturdy construction built for surviving massive damage.

 

Much like other Vandy Vape popular best-sellers, the unique selling point of this kit is its portability. It’s slimmer and fits in your pocket.

 

With its waterproof chassis, you can throw this into a puddle and will perform just as well. The atomizer is ideal for mouth to lung vaping, and the tank holds up to 2mL of e-liquid.

 

I will unpack this Apollo and give you my first impression. For the sake of completion, I will also be consulting the reviews from other professional vapers so you get a more complete and unbiased review.

 

But first, let’s dig into each component and feature, and see how it fares under the magnifying glass:

 

 

 

 

Specifications

 

  • Box Mod Dimensions: 114 x 76 x 27.9 mm
  • Weight: 238g
  • Box Mod Material: TPE Waterproofing
  • Battery: Integrated 900mAH Rechargeable Battery
  • Maximum Wattage Output: 20W
  • Voltage Output Range: 3.2 - 4.2V
  • Sub-Ohm Tank Diameter: 22mm
  • Juice Capacity: 2.0mL
  • Sub-Ohm Tank Material: Stainless Steel
  • Coil Ratings: 1.5ohm MTL Coil (rated for 7 – 13W), 1.8ohm MTL Coil (rated for 7 – 13W)

 

 

Features

 

  • IP66 Water Resistant
  • Intuitive Firing Button
  • Two Adjustment Buttons
  • LED Indicator Lights - Voltage and Battery Life
  • Threaded Top Fill System
  • Vandy Vape AP MTL Coil Family
  • Refill Line Marked "Min" on Coil Indicates Need For Refill
  • 5 MTL Style Single Bored Inlet Options - 0.6mm, 0.8mm, 1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm
  • POM Drip Tip
  • Stainless Steel 510 Connection

 

Colors Available:

Frosted Red, Frosted Cyan, Frosted Green, Frosted Amber, Frosted Black

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First Impression:

 

I like the box. I am happy to see two coils included with the kit. It would be EVEN cooler if both coils were the sub-ohm mesh types, but hey.

 

Coils are horizontal, kind of unusual for me these days, but I can’t really complain. Priming the coil was simple, regardless.

 

The airflow adjustment ring turns easily. The built-in 900mAh battery is protected inside the mod, and it’s surrounded by this crazy, rubbery wrapping which is what makes it shockproof.

 

Sadly, this look kind of turns me off. It looks like some kind of rejected toy you’d find in a garage sale.

 

You can adjust voltage with a few clicks. The “interface” is quite easy to navigate, I like it.

 

It performs like a lesser version of the superior Aegis Mini. It’s like somebody tried to draw the Aegis Mini from memory.

 

The flavor is good. After a few hours of vaping this, I kind of want to move on to a new product.

 

 

Other Professional Opinions:

 

Don’t just take my word for it. I’ve scouted the vast plains of the internet looking for other Vandy Vape Apollo 20W Starter Kit users and gathered a consensus that will, hopefully, shed an unbiased light on the pros and cons.

 

Let’s take a look:

 

RiP Trippers

Pros

  • Terrific flavor
  • Amazing features: shockproof, waterproof
  • Delicious restrictive lung hits
  • Great cloud-production
  • After throwing the mod several times, still worked
  • Spongy and clicky feels pleasant

 

Cons

  • The little ridges collect tons of dust

 

 

Matt from SMM

Pros

  • Lightweight and durable
  • Easy to navigate interface
  • Pleasant loose MTL
  • Amazing flavor
  • Beautiful build quality
  • Decent coil lifespan and battery life
  • No leaking experienced in one week of heavy usage
  • Quick navigation between voltages

 

Cons

  • Slip-on drip tip – 510 would be better
  • Pricey for what it does

 

Jai Haze

Pros

  • Two coils included
  • After tossing it around the mod still worked
  • Portable and compact and feels sturdy

 

Cons

  • Looks too rubbery and cheap
  • Should boast an external battery instead
  • Doesn’t have enough power – underpowered pulls

 

 

 

Conclusion:

 

Let’s sum it up. Hmm. Where do I start.

 

I got this for free, so I don’t see it as a con, but if I had to pay close to $50 for this? It’s an instant no. I could get something much better for that amount of cheese.

 

Looking at the other’s opinions above, we can surmise that it can look a little cheap. The rubberized wrapping can give it this shitty look that most people won’t like, but I guess that’s what makes it sturdy.

 

Reviewer Jai Haze totally blasted this product for not having enough balls to provide a nice pull considering the coils included. The pulls are underpowered.

 

Another complaint was the battery. It doesn’t last as long for continuous vaping and some reviewers wished it provided an external battery instead.

 

The slip-on drip tip was also complained about. It’s like a sleeve thing you remove and if you lose it, you’re screwed. We all prefer 510s.

 

The ridges in the rubberized design collect tons of dust and looks weird and nasty after a while.

 

As far as complaints went, the biggest one, the strongest gripe, was the price. It’s too expensive for what it does.

 

Let’s move on to the positives here…

 

What makes it ugly also makes it long-lasting and shock resistant. Reviewer Jai Haze tossed it around and smashed it repeatedly against concrete. It still worked!

 

Eventually, after heavy beating, it began to misfire. Understandably, nobody would toss a mod like that willingly and expect to work. It definitely lives up to the promise of being sturdy and shock resistant.

 

Another huge plus are the two included coils. Sadly, some companies don’t add that spare coil, but the guys and gals at Vandy Vapes did think of the most common complaint. Kudos to them, right?

 

A few buttons sit on its side and work as an interface. It was liked by all reviewers and praised for being simple to navigate, user-friendly, and intuitive.

No one experienced leaking and the coil lifespan was terrific.

 

You can get restrictive lung hits with this, which is good, but for some, you may need more power in your mod.

 

Overall, it appears that everybody would prefer any other device than this. It was compared to the Aegis Mini as being the lesser version and having no balls in the voltage department.

 

Weak and underpowered, this device doesn’t deserve the price point. I certainly didn’t like the cloud production. As much as I enjoyed the flavor, the overall quality is lacking. It’s mediocre at best.

 

This Apollo crashed and burned.

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