The Apollo Brez is yet another entry into the extremely overcrowded pod kit market, so the question is what, if anything, makes this one stand out from the crowd?

I just had to Google the word ‘Brez‘ and found a few meanings including slang for ‘best friend’ however the most common use is for a nasal breathing aid! As to if this particular Brez has me snorting with derision or breathing easy – we shall see 😉

brez-pod kit apollo

OK Apollo is a huge vape company based in both the UK and the USA and it’s fair to say have released some pretty impressive vaping kits and indeed flavoursome e-liquids. I enjoyed the full range [at the time] of juices and really rated the Apollo Ohm Go and enjoyed the ginormous VTube 5.0 topped with the almost perfect Phaser sub ohm tank.

Since then our Michelle kind of enjoyed the DSRT range of e-liquids but loved the Salt Nic, Boss e-liquid and Smoozie e-juice series.

The Apollo Brez Pod Kit

So a decent pedigree for the Brez to live up to!

For the record the Brez Deluxe pod kit was sent to me direct from Apollo – thank you – and free of charge for the purpose of this review – as always freebies do not cloud my judgement…though at this time of year I can be bribed with Cadbury’s Creme Eggs…mostly…

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Inside the Box

brez pod kit boxes

That should say boxes as there’s one for the device and one for pods inside a sleeve:

  • 1 x Apollo BREZ Battery 320 mAh
  • 5 x Pre-filled 20mg Salt Nic Pods
  • 1 x Magnetic charging adapter with gold plated pins
  • 1 x charging micro USB cord
  • 1 x Instructions manual

brez contents

Apollo Brez Pod Kit Specs

  • Size: 104.6 x 16.2 x 8.2 mm
  • 1ml capacity pre-filled pods
  • 320mAH internal battery
  • TruCeramic Coil
  • LED indicator
  • Draw activated

Quick Start Guide

  • Remove all wrapping from pod
  • Snap onto device
  • Vape!
  • To charge: fit adapter to base of battery!

Key Features

Hey it’s a pod kit so the features are pretty basic.

The pods are pre-filled and are 1ml capacity – replacements come in packs of 4.

The Deluxe kit does include all five salt nic flavours at 20mg (more on what what Salt nic e-juice is here) – which gives you the chance to try all flavours and then stick with the winners.

At the time of writing a pack of replacement Brez pods are £11.95, so a decent price – BTW you can also save an extra 10% off with our Apollo coupon code 😉

brez pod kits pods

How To Charge The Apollo Brez

Charging the Brez might leave you scratching your head for a wee while – it certainly did me as there isn’t a USB port on the device. Instead you snap on a magnetic adapter and then plug in the USB cable which has a very snazzy looking 24k gold plated connection.

brez charger

The LED light indicator shows white whilst charging and turns off when device is fully charged.

As to any safety features – there’s not a very detailed manual or set of specs. In this case the manual isn’t really a manual more part of the packaging.

Vaping is activated by your draw so no need to worry about fire buttons or menu screens.

Like I said this is a very basic setup that is perfect for vape beginners.

Build and Design Quality

Thanks to the aluminium body this is both light in the hand and tough. The pods have strong magnets and snap into the battery with a very satisfying click – they aren’t going anywhere!

brez pods

Design wise if it looks like a JUUL – vapes like a JUUL and feels like a JUUL…it might be a…if you catch my drift. Apollo even have their main US base in the same city…OK that’s enough comparisons lol…oh wait:

brez vs juul
Brez vs JUUL

The Apollo Brez is a little longer and certainly a tad lighter than the JUUL and given its curved design – the JUUL being dare I say boxy and bland to look at – I do prefer the overall look and feel of the Brez – especially the black matt – looks very cool with any of the coloured pods snapped in.

How Does the Apollo Brez Pod Kit Perform?

I have to say it vapes very well indeed.

There’s a nice resistance to it which I’d put on the slightly looser side of tight – I’ll get onto the flavour from the pods in a mo’.

brez pod kit e-liquid window
juice window

Being 20mg Nic Salts I wasn’t expecting much of a throat hit – they tend to be smoother – however I was pleasantly surprised. Whilst not a whack, the tickle I got was certainly passable that I reckon even beginners straight off the cancer sticks will enjoy.

brez pod kit in hand

As well as making some pretty decent vape kits, Apollo also produces some excellent e-liquids which many of the EcigClick team has reviewed and on the whole enjoyed – yes even me lol.

In the Brez Deluxe kit you’re treated to 5 from the company’s Nic Salt range so let’s put them to the taste test:

Tobacco 20mg Nic Salt 1ml Pod

brez tobacco pod

Apollo Says:


Smooth and familiar earthy tobacco for all of those who enjoy the simpler things in life.

I Say

I’ve tasted some foul tobacco pods and nearly ALL have come from Big Tobacco brands.

Those companies really need to work on their mixology because Apollo has nailed it with this one.

Yup it’s earthy with a hint and just a hint of natural sweetness and that dryness you get from a roll-up. Very reminiscent of hand rolled Golden Virginia and if you’re coming straight of the lit cigs then one I highly recommend…

Simple!

RY4 20mg Nic Salt 1ml Pod

brez-ry4 pod

Apollo Says:

A Sweet full flavored tobacco with hints of caramel for a smooth and satisfying inhale and exhale.

I Say:

RY4 is probably one of the most famous tobacco e-liquids out there. I for one began my vaping journey on this one.

Apollo’s version off the pod is OK but I’m not getting that almost toffee back note. Not a bad flavour just not quite robust enough for me – more a Silk Cut than a strong baccy taste. Almost!

Berry Blend 20mg Nic Salt 1ml Pod

brez-berry pods

Apollo Says:


A medley of sweet berries mashed up to give you that incredible berry hit.

I Say:

Ooo I like this one – very fruity!

Even coming off the – I’m assuming 1.0ohm plus pod and sub 15w power – the flavour really is crisp with not too much sweetness either. Really does zing off the tongue and yeah definitely a medley of berry notes.

Tasty!

Melon 20mg Nic Salt 1ml Pod

brez-melon

Apollo Says:


Juicy honeydew melon with a crisp and refreshing cucumber mint kick.

I Say:

I didn’t expect to like this one but wow very refreshing.

You get a lovely hit of just sweet enough watermelon on the inhale with a hint of things to come.

The exhale is really quite lovely with the coolness of the cucumber mashing into the very light hint of mint before that watermelon natural sweetness arrives creating a very tasty clean crisp vape.

Nice!

Breeze 20mg Nic Salt 1ml Pod

brez-breeze pod

Apollo Says:


An ice cold menthol blast for that freeze kick you have been looking for.

I Say:

As I always say I don’t do menthol e-liquids – but if I did this would be a keeper.

It certainly gave me a momentary brain breeze on the inhale however the iciness was blown away quite a bit on the exhale.

Not for me but you menthol lovers will enjoy this one!

Icy!

Pros

  • Dead simple to use
  • Good flavours
  • Great vapour!
  • Excellent battery life – 8 hours from fully charged
  • Nice design – Good quality
  • Clever and flexible USB connection

Cons

  • Only 1ml pod capacity

Final Review Verdict

Given I’ve reviewed a number of Apollo products I really shouldn’t have been as surprised as I was by the Brez pod kit – they do make good vape stuff!

Sure it looks like the JUUL and come to that a whole raft of other pod kits out there, however it’s the vape quality most of us look for and the Apollo Brez vapes pretty damn good.

The battery lasts for an age – it’s light as a feather – hasn’t leaked – gives amazing vapour and the flavours are the better side of good.

It’s a pity they are just 1ml capacity. Though saying that, at such low wattage and being Nic Salt based you don’t vape as much as you think you are – so they do last a little longer than you might expect.

The flavours are actually very good indeed – Big Tobacco branded pod kits take note! And given I’m currently playing around with a JUUL for an upcoming article – they do edge the infamous brand.

The price of the Deluxe Kit, that comes with 5 flavour pods is good at £24.95. Everything you need to get vaping is right there.

The kit fits easily in your pocket and bag AND delivers a very good vape experience that I’m sure will impress and satisfy any new vaper or indeed a more experienced vaper looking for a back up device.

It’s certainly one of the better pod kits in its class out there at the moment.

Did you buy the Apollo Brez kit? Or do you have any questions? Then let us know in the comments below!

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Neil Humber

I have simpler vape tastes these days - I never leave home without a Caliburn G, a Vaporesso Luxe 40 or Innokin EQ FLTR and a CBD vape pen or bottle of CBD drops in my rucksack...or indeed an Aspire Nautilus Prime X in my pocket... At home I'll be using various mods topped with the GeekVape Zeus X RTA or the Signature Mods Mono SQ topped with the Augvape BTFC RDA... I'm a former journalist and now a writer and sometimes author... I'm ex Army - adore dogs and never happier than hiking over the hills or with a good book on a beach.

REVIEW OVERVIEW
Build Quality
9
Design
9
Ease of Use
10
Flavour Overall
9
Vapour
9
Likelihood Of Replacing If Lost Or Damaged?
8
I have simpler vape tastes these days - I never leave home without a Caliburn G, a Vaporesso Luxe 40 or Innokin EQ FLTR and a CBD vape pen or bottle of CBD drops in my rucksack...or indeed an Aspire Nautilus Prime X in my pocket... At home I'll be using various mods topped with the GeekVape Zeus X RTA or the Signature Mods Mono SQ topped with the Augvape BTFC RDA... I'm a former journalist and now a writer and sometimes author... I'm ex Army - adore dogs and never happier than hiking over the hills or with a good book on a beach.
apollo-brez-pod-kit-reviewOnce again I'm surprised by the scores on the doors! As pod kits go this has all you need, great flavour and a good price.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Neil

    Great review, thank you for that.
    I’m looking to move from cigs and want the simplicity of a pod system, I was very tempted by this but from what I can see the pods are only available in 20mg, i’d hoped to reduce the amount before eventually quitting all together do you know if any other pods would work in the brez?

  2. Love the kit, discovered apollo here at ecigclick and discovered the brez here as well… I used to vape their salt nics and the brez tastes just as good but easier to use. The only downside is that the pods are not as big as my vape tank but its much better to take it to a dinner, meeting etc. Recommend

  3. Great kit, straightforward, good flavours and no hassle to change coils and stuff. Also the pods last much longer than my last juul, not sure if the system is different or what. Thanks guys for recommending

  4. I got mine and doesn’t even work. Opened the box, charged it, put the pods in. The light was on when i was pulling it but nothing was coming out. Tried all the pods, made a video of it and sent it to the Apollo guys directly and no reply.

    I would not recommend them at all. I’ll be filing a claim back on Paypal for a faulty product.

    • Sounds like you got a bad one mate – hope you get it sorted…what I will say if you get a good one and it’s a good vape…

  5. I love this kit. Just switched from menthol cigs to Apollo Brez and although have some back up cigs, I havenโ€™t had any urge since picking up the Brez. So simple to use, just pop in the pod and off you go….no coughing, great draw action, juryโ€™s out on the fruit flavours but the menthol is icy and not minty which is what I bought it for.
    Thanks so much for this review, it helped me make the decision between the Juul and Brez and Iโ€™m very happy.

    • Glad you’re enjoying it – it’s definitely one of the better ‘simple’ pod kits out there ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad to have helped too ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers!

    • Hi Neil, I have just came off the sticks 3 days ago to a Brez and your review helped greatly, thank you. I am however concerned if one is vaping too much. So far, I have used 2 pods a day and ordered refills and spare battery. Can you advise how many cigarettes is one pod equivalent to please and if 2 pods a day is excessive ? Thanks again

      • As a ‘guesstimate’ the 20mg nic salt 2ml pods should be about the same – maybe a little less – than a packet of lit cigs…however that really is a guess as there’s so many variables…what I can say is early on when you switch [first couple of weeks] you may be vaping a lot more you will once you’re used to it…it’s amazing how quickly your body settles down to how the nicotine is being introduced…many vapers quickly drop the nicotine strength after the first few weeks and continue to drop the levels…well done and good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I am still using the Apollo Tobacco Nic Salt liquid just had some more delivered – using that in my Smok Nord and its lovely!
    Oh and I HATE tobacco liquids in general so Apollo have nailled it!

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