Have JAC Vapour Made the Perfect Vaping Starter Kit With The Series S22?
The Jacvapour Series S22 is the latest e cig device from this Scottish company who are known for producing some of the very best vaping kits on the market.
I should know as it was one of the company’s early kits that finally got me off the stinkies – so as I always say I have a lot of time for JAC!
The original S22 tank was extremely well received and was crying out for its own mod to pair up with – enter stage left the Series S22 e cig that we are reviewing today!
The JAC Vapour designers have taken on board a couple of constructive criticisms of the original tank now making the juice viewing windows wider and turning it into an easy as you like top fill.
However star of the show has to be the purposely built mod – so how does the Jacvapour Series S22 vape kit perform?
Let’s take a closer look.
The kit was sent to me for the purpose of this review direct from JAC Vapour and despite my feelings towards the company my thoughts and opinions are unbiased and my own.
Nice slide out box with everything neatly packed away – inside you’ll find:
- 1 x SERIES S22 2600mah battery [the device!]
- 1 x SERIES S22 Top Fill Tank
- 1 x Mouth-to-lung [like a cigarette)] 1.0 Ohm Coil
- 1 x Micro USB charging cable
- 1 x User manual
Series S22 Mod Specs
- 2600mah large capacity long-life battery
- Mod = 82mm x 27mm
- With tank = 125mm
- Top fill tank
- Mouth to lung and direct lung capable
- Un-regulated from 4.2v to 3.1v – press and vape!
- Min resistance – 0.5 Ohm
Series S22 Kit Key Features
This is a simple charge it up – fill it up – hit the fire button and vape set-up that is refreshingly easy to use so perfect for an absolute beginner to vaping.
The huge 2600mah battery means that once this is charged you’ll get at least a day and a half’s vaping out of it – at least that’s what I got!
It’s also capable of pass through vaping [using it when charging] and for once the enclosed USB cable is long enough to reach my desktop pc which is on the floor.
Charge time is fast too with it averaging from totally flat to fully charged in just over two and a half hours.
The device itself takes the hassle out of vaping with no screen or settings to worry about or as JACVapour puts it ‘stripped of all the distractions’.
There’s a whole raft of safety features packed into the chip with: Overcharge protection – Short circuit protection – Battery vents and High amp draw protection.
OK so there’s no bells and whistles as such, instead what you’ve got is an easy to operate solid performer that will last you a long time between charges – perfect.
The S22 Tank Features
This is the latest version of the superb S22 tank – read my full review on the original Jacvapour S22 tank here which goes into far more detail.
However the slight difference with this new version is it’s a top fill and there are much bigger windows to see your juice level – the previous version had narrow slits which meant viewing your e-liquid levels was tricky.
Simply screw off the top cap [mouthpiece] and drizzle your e-liquid down the side avoiding the central chimney – leave for 10 minutes to soak into the cotton and you’re good to go.
The tank has a 2ml capacity and using the coil that comes with the kit is plenty as with MTL vaping you tend to use far far less e-liquid.
For the record the tank can be used for sub-ohm vaping but you will need to purchase those coils separately – look for the 1.0om and 0.5Ohm DL S22 coils on the website.
I’m not alone in absolutely loving this no frills tank – it’s a little belter with good flavour – decent clouds and an airflow control ring to help set it up to your personal preference.
Apart from the top fill the only other addition to the latest version is the JAC Vapour logo on the tank and speaking of design let’s look at that now.
Design and Build Quality
JAC Vapour is a UK company based up in Scotland and trust me when I say pretty much all the kit these guys produce are well built and of the highest quality – their Bryn’s Special Sauce e-liquid is highly recommended too!
The Jacvapour Series S22 kit is no exception – it is a sublime kit to both hold in your hand and vape on.
It’s very similar in looks and indeed feel to the SERIES-B DNA 75W – but considerably cheaper lol – another device of theirs I adored.
The steel alloy body is coated with a wonderful rubber oil finish that is so pleasing to touch its untrue.
The button is delightfully clicky with a lovely throw to it – giving an extremely satisfying sound which might sound a bit daft but I love the noise it makes – it shouts quality let’s put it that way.
The battery/mod is refreshingly uncluttered on the outside too with no distractions or gaudy in your face logos – apart that is from a delightful little raised logo near the bottom of the mod and the tastefully etched company branding on the side.
BTW the little logo on the base is also a charge indicator and lights up red when charging and blue when fully charged – nice touch.
As I mentioned above the new version of the S22 tank now includes the JAC Vapour ‘J’ etched onto the side which in all honesty is maybe a little too big but still looks OK.
So build and design wise this is yet another well-built and extremely classy vape device proving once again that less is more.
The kit is available in the all black version I received or a very funky green.
How Does the Jacvapour Series S22 Kit Perform?
For the purpose of this review I only used what came with the kit so only as a true beginners set-up – straight out of the box using the supplied 1.0ohm MTL coil.
If you want to see how the tank performs with the DTL [direct to lung] coil check my review HERE.
OK once I’d charged the device fully – primed the coil and filled it up with a 12mg nicotine 50-50 PG/VG e-liquid [Decadent Vapors Amber Blend] I pretty much already knew what to expect!
And yes the S22 tank still delivers great flavour – very good clouds and with my 12mg nic a wonderful throat hit.
I actually quite like an airy MTL vape so with the airflow closed ever so slightly I get the perfect vape for me.
Those of you looking for a tighter draw – as you got from a cigarette – can turn the airflow to as closed as you like and you’ll notice the vape gets a little warmer and taste slightly better.
The device itself is simply put – wonderful to vape on.
It’s light and feels great on the hand and that button is wonderful with instant ramp up time.
I’m quite a heavy MTL vaper in the mornings but even taking that into consideration a full tank lasted me into the late afternoon so it’s by no means a drinker.
However bear in mind if you do use a DTL coil the juice will empty quicker!
And as I’ve already mentioned fully charged up I got a good day and a half vaping before it needed re-charging – less frequent vapers may get considerably more use out of it – I’m just a bit of a chain vaper early doors!
So performance wise this is up there with the best MTL devices and starter kits I’ve used – a wonderful piece of kit.
What I Like
The device is a crossover between a pen style and a box mod but veering more towards the vape pen style.
Its light – feels great in the hand and really does look classy with low profile branding only adding to its high end look at an affordable price.
It fits nicely in your pocket or bag and given the rubberized coating it will take some knocks so ideal for work – the car and out and about.
Operating it is refreshingly simple – this is a real plug ‘n vape kit making it absolutely perfect for newcomers to vaping however regular MTL vapers will love it too.
The improvements to the tank are great too – as I said in my review the previous version had a couple of niggles such as the e-liquid window and the fact it was bottom fill and these have both been addressed.
What I Don’t Like
I’m a little surprised there’s only one coil added to the kit – the 1.0ohm MTL.
Not sure why JAC has skimped on this as most kits – especially starter kits – out there come with at least 2 coils.
The S-22 coils are reasonably priced but even so as this is predominantly a starter kit some newbies can make mistakes so a spare would have been good!
So I really do suggest buying a spare packet of coils when purchasing this-
NOTE: 1.0hm MTL is similar to the experience of smoking a cigarette and the 1.0ohm and 0.5ohm DTL coils are more for sub ohm direct to lung vaping – so double check your shopping cart.
BTW if you already own an S22 tank and want to switch it to top fill you can buy the top for about half the price of the whole tank 😉
Final Review Verdict
Newcomers to vaping really are spoiled for choice these days!
*Plays Hovis Advert Music [Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony] *
Given the naff stuff we had back in my day [lol] a device like this would have been a God send – it vapes like an absolutely dream.
“Eee you young ‘uns don’t know ya born…”
It’s so simple to use its untrue and the top fill and the larger juice windows are a great improvement on the original.
If you’re a newcomer or more established MTL vaper then I highly recommend this kit – great job JAC. It’s safe to say I would definitely buy the Jacvapour Series S22 kit if I lost or broke the device!
- Simple to use
- Kit includes 10ml e-liquid – Everything you need to get started
- Long lasting battery
- Vape while charging
- Classy design
- Well built
- Good flavour
- Reasonable clouds with MTL coil
- Compact and stealthy
- Only one coil supplied