Introduction – The Invoke 220w Kit by Eleaf

Today we are going to take a look at one of the newest products from Eleaf, the Invoke 220w kit. A very interesting little chap that goes up to 220w of power and holds 2 removable 18650 cells.

Eleaf Invoke Kit Complete with boxEleaf, established in 2011, have quickly become one of the best-known vaping brands in the world responsible for products such as the iStick series, including the Pico and more recent gear such as the iKonn 220 and ikunn i200 both of which we reviewed not long ago.

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In The Box

  • Eleaf Invoke 220W Mod
  • Ello T Tank
  • HW3 0.2ohm (50 to 180w)
  • HW4 of 0.3ohm (40 to 110w)
  • Spare parts (extension, 4 ml glass and O rings)
  • USB cable QC
  • Manual
  • warning card

Main Specs/Features

  • Size: 118 x 44 x 26mm
  • Power: 1-220W
  • Battery: 2 x 18650 (not included)
  • Mode: VW / TC (Ni, Ti, SS)
  • Charging Current: 2A
  • Display: 1.3 Inch
  • Temperature Range: 100-315 ℃ / 200-600 ℉ (TC modes)
  • Tank capacity: 2 ml (expandable to 4 ml)
  • Coil: HW series
  • Ultra compact and ergonomic
  • 510 center connection
  • Colours Avalable: Black, White, Greenary and Silver

Design and Build Quality

As always with Eleaf the design and attention to build/detail quality is excellent!Eleaf Invoke Kit Invoke standing

Invoke Battery Mod

Made of zinc aluminium the design of the Invoke has rounded sides and is very light in weight considering the casing holds dual 18650 batteries. Under the flip battery door you have the normal battery connection orientation points.Eleaf Invoke Kit Invoke inside doorThe Invoke is fairly small for a 220W device and feels comfortable in the hand.Eleaf Invoke Kit Invoke right sideThe unit has a plastic fire button and rocker type style ‘+’ and ‘-‘ adjustment buttons, seated below these is the micro USB port for charging and firmware updates.Eleaf Invoke Kit Invoke usb adjustmentsThe 510 is a spring loaded gold plated connection and SS threads that have been placed in a central position at the head of the mod. This is a great feature making it possible to install 25mm tanks and RDA’s. Eleaf Invoke Kit Invoke 510The 1.3inch OLED screen is nice, clear and easy to read.Eleaf Invoke Kit invoke screenThe reverse of the Invoke mod features the standard Eleaf branding. Eleaf Invoke Kit Invoke marks

Ello T Tank

Eleaf Invoke Kit Ello T fullThe Ello T that comes included in the kit version is a 24mm stainless steel tank. We have reviewed the Ello Tank before beside the iKonn 220w Kit the only difference between the two tanks is that Eleaf have included an adaptor and 4ml Pyrex glass with this version.

The Ello T disassembles into 6 separate parts or 8 if you include the adaptor and the spare glass.Eleaf Invoke Kit Ello T conponants

 

Base and Coils

The tank comes with a pre installed HW3 0.2ohm coil that’s rated for use between 50 and 180w. The airflow for this tank is a bottom fed dual airflow in the cylon style.

Pyrex Glass Tanks The Tank is supplied with two choices of Pyrex glass a 2ml and 4ml (used in conjunction with the chimney adaptor) Eleaf Invoke Kit Ello T 4ml bits

A quick guide to 1st use out of the box

Invoke, Insert your two 18650’s into the device being sure to follow the battery orientation guide on the door.Eleaf Invoke Kit Invoke batts in

Ello T, Eleaf Invoke Kit Ello T base out

  • Open the base and prepare your coil by dripping a little liquid to moisten the cotton
  • Choose your capacity – 4ml or 2ml Pyrex glass. Swap out as needed (if using the 4ml you will need to install the chimney adaptor, this just screws into the coil and into the liquid intake/top cap assembly)
  • Re-assemble the tank and fill with liquid, leave the tank alone for a few minutes to soak up more liquid, before you fire it for the first time.

Eleaf Invoke Kit Ello T filled

How Does The Invoke 220w Kit Perform?

For this review I am using Lemon Tart from Dinner lady in the Ello T and have the tank setup for a 4ml capacity.

Eleaf Invoke Kit Invoke and juice

50w

Using the 0.2Ohm HW3 triple cylinder coil (rated between 50-130w) at 50W I was able to get a ‘sort of’ mouth to lung vape by reducing the airflow below half but as these coils are intended for sub ohm direct to lung vaping I found that the draw was to lose for me however the vape was smooth and warm and the flavour was good at this wattage.Eleaf Invoke Kit Ello T coil in

80-120w

Bunging the wattage up starting at 80w with the air flow open wide, I found that in DTL style the vapour was plentiful and again warm. Taking the wattage up further to 120w( I don’t like to push stock coils to the full stated wattage) I found it far too much for me personally!

The vape was incredibly hot with limited flavour although as would be expected the resulting vapour was quite thick.

My preferred setup is between 60 and 85w depending on my mood at the time lol. The resulting heat and vapour at these settings is just right for me.

As normal my tests included chain vaping at 60w. I found after chain vaping 6/8 pulls the tank gets extremely hot and stays that way for quite a while, practically the same as the earlier version of the tank.

Menu and Functions

Eleaf have made some adjustments as far as the menu goes with the Invoke 220w kit although I have found it’s definitely been improved and simplified.

Basic Menu function

  • Click the fire button 3 times in order to access the main menu.
  • Use the plus and minus buttons to scroll and the fire button to make your menu selection.

Everything else from then on in is very self explanatory and intuitive. Like most mods on the market today, click the fire button 5 times to turn the mod on and off.

All the functions you would expect from an advanced mod are present including temp control mode. There’s also a TCR function available on this chipset as well as a preheat function.Invoke vape mod ny eleaf

What I Like

The simplified menu system is a delight to use, a tiny dual battery mod that is easily able to fit in your pocket without weighing you down one side.

A decent flavour and vapour production from the Ello T and I love the fact that Eleaf have included the chimney adaptor giving you the option to use the 4ml tank.

What I Didn’t Like

The Ello T – In testing the tank I chain vaped with the tank set in 4ml mode and after 6/8 good toots one after the other the tank becomes almost too hot to handle.

Sometimes I have found while trying to enter the menu system the mod doesn’t register the 3 clicks resulting me having to start again bit of a pain but not a deal breaker and could be due to my great big meat hooks lol.

Eleaf state that this unit can be used as a power bank however no adaptor is included in the box.

Final Review Verdict

The Eleaf Invoke 220w Kit is one of the smallest, lightest dual battery mods I own. Its incredible to think that only a few years ago Eleaf produced the istick 50w which when placed side by side with the Invoke, the latter is smaller in width and height. Not to mention the 170w difference! My opinion is well done Eleaf you have a winner here.

Would I buy the Eleaf Invoke Kit again? Should it be lost damaged or stolen the easy answer would be yes! However I think I’d be tempted to leave the Ello T tank out of the equation.

Pros

  • Does everything it says on the tin
  • Works well in both VW and TC
  • Very simple to operate
  • Good flavour and vapour from the Ello T
  • Pocket friendly mod
  • The design and form factor of this mod
  • Retail cost of the kit is fairly cheap at £38

Cons

  • It would have been nice if Eleaf had included the adaptor so you could you the mod as the stated battery bank
  • Chain vaping the Ello T results in a lot of heat being generated

Available to buy direct from Eleaf here or below.

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Kevin Jeffrey
Hi my name is Kevin, I started vaping back in 2009 mainly because my little boy at 3 years old was starting to copy the way daddy smoked a cigarette! In these past years I have gained a fair amount of experience with different types of vaping hardware, I am not an expert by any means I'm just a normal guy who has made a hobby from vaping! Being disabled, vaping has given me a gateway to meeting people from all different walks of life, many of those I would not have met under other circumstances. The way I look at my reviews is, if I can convince just one person to give up the stinky’s my job is done. I class myself as a tinkerer as I like to take things apart to see how they work and put them back together, yes that includes e-cigarette mods! One day I would like to be able to design my own mod. I am a dedicated father, and husband to my sweetheart of nearly 30 years! Family to me comes before anything else.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you for a great review. I too have had tank heating up issue.
    I have also had issues with Invoke constantly kicking me out of Temp Control mode.
    I have tested with Eleaf Ello-T tank (HW1 stainless steel coil head) and using a Kayfun 5 with stainless steel coil(self made 0.9ohm). In both setups I get kicked out of Temp Control after 1 puff. I’m not happy.
    I am still waiting for Eleaf to get back to me about Temp Control problem but they did get back to me about material of their coil heads. They told me HW1 = Stainless Steel and HW2/HW3/HW4 = Nichrome (I wish they would put material on heads!!!).

    • how strange I haven’t had issues with the TC function with my model! I did go and have a look on the Eleaf website both UK and their world sites however they don’t seem t have an update available for the Invoke! which I would have suggested you try doing.
      as for the coils I feel your frustration dude I’m allergic to Ni-chrome so tend to stay to SS316 or Kanthal normally by building and using the invoke with an rda
      thanks for your comments please do keep us up to date if Eleaf ever get back to you on the TC issue cheers.

  2. Hey there thanks Jonny for your reply really do appreciate it. Wow I’m gobsmacked that picture has sold me over and over again lol.

    How small is this little bad boy it’s a amazing job they have done hear.i love my Pico 25 suites all my needs as I’m not a fan off massive duel mods ECT.so took me ages to get the Pico 25 itself my sweet spot between 50-70 watt all ways have Pico 25 above 60 and I get a good 6 hours on full charged batt.

    So this little gem is and will be my upgrade and it’s got to last allday with extra battery.i feel like a big kid I’m so looking forward to placing my order asap.ive put email down on few places when in stock as only want the mod will look sweet with the troll v2 22m wow thanks.

    Jonny happy vaper hear much appreciated keep up the amazing work for us all the best Jamie

  3. Hey there lovely review on this set up.right I’m really thinking off getting this mod I have a Pico 25 and I love it really do.but my only concern is the size I no you done a good job on comparing but it’s different when you ain’t actually held it ie myself. But yea I’ve all ways said I won’t go bigger then the Pico 25 single battery but this looks like the only step up for me as it looks like the smallest duel battery and it’s eleaf same as my set up now. Sorry to sound like a pain but can you just get back to me on how it compares to the pico25 in size many thanks excellent review

    • Hi Jamie,

      Thanks for getting in touch, glad you found the review useful.

      These are the sizes of the mod only taken from the Eleaf website:

      Pico 25
      25mm X 48.0mm X 70.5mm
      Weight: 77g

      Invoke
      27mm X 45mm X 77mm
      Weight: 96.5g

      The weights will be without batteries.

      So not a huge difference really considering the Invoke is a dual battery mod. But.. I guess it all depends on how far you want to go 🙂

      The nearest in terms of side by side I could find is the Invoke and Original Pico which is a touch smaller than the Pico 25. – Side by side image here.

      Hope that helps a little.

      Let us know what you decide 🙂

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