As the name suggests, the Apollo OHM GO V2 vape kit is a new version of a set-up I reviewed almost 2 years ago.
The question is – has there been drastic improvements given I really and mean really enjoyed the original?
We shall of course find out in this vape review.
Apollo is a catchall vape company that ultimately specializes in some extremely tasty vape juice.
What Can We Expect From the Apollo OHM GO V2?
Flavour – clouds and an easy but good switch from MTL to DTL vape styles is the quick answer.
It should be simple to use given the chip sets the wattage for you – an ideal kit for newcomers to vaping maybe…we shall see.
I was impressed by the original version – reviewed 2 years ago – so I’m interested to see how this one fares.
Incidentally it’s available in the black I received or the stainless steel that I gave to my heavy smoking nephew…
OK, the Apollo OHM GO V2 vape kit was sent direct from the company – thank you – and as always my thoughts and opinions are my own and not swayed by freebies.
So is this new kit fit for the vaping gods?
Inside the Box
- 1 x OHM 1700 mAh Battery
- 1 x Portal (2ml) Sub-Ohm Tank
- 1 x 0.5 ohm Coil (pre-installed)
- 1 x 1.0 ohm Coil
- 1 x USB Charging Cable
- 1 x User Manual
Specs and Features
- Pen style design
- Max 50w
- 1700 mAh internal battery
- Self adjusting wattage chip
- 2ml Portal tank capacity
- Adjustable airflow
- MTL or DTL vape coils
- 22mm x 81mm
- 2.5 ounces
- 3 to 6v
- Type C USB
- 510 connection [small tanks will fit]
As vaping goes, the Apollo OHM GO V2 vape kit is about as basic as it gets.
I mean that as in using the device – I’ll talk more about the design in a wee while…because basic it ain’t.
I say basic as in the chip picks up the resistance of the coil and sets the wattage accordingly – no fiddling about it’s all done for you – ideal for absolute newbies or technophobes.
The choice of coils also means you can choose between a restricted vape – similar to a lit cigarette – or a much looser DTL vape and chuck a few clouds.
As to if the two coils pull this off with good flavour to boot we shall see.
That’s about it really, apart from the dead simple coil swap and refilling which I’ll touch on now.
Apollo OHM GO V2 – Quick Start Guide
- x5 clicks of the fire button for on and off
- Fire button glows red whilst charging and turns off when charged
- Prime your coil – drip tiny drops of e-liquid on exposed cotton
- Unscrew Portal tank top counter-clockwise and fill 2/3rds to allow displacement
- Screw back on and fire to vape and minimum 10 minutes to allow coil to prime
Design and Build Quality
It’s considerably shorter than the original vape kit and chunkier – no bad thing.
I’ve searched high and low for the original but probably gave it away to a smoker – so I’m relying on the original review.
It may be small but it feels like a hefty weight in the hand – down to the solid stainless steel construction I guess.
There’s also an apparently scratch resistant coating applied, and it feels kind of like a tough but thin veneer rather like a type of synthetic rubber, but metallic rather than spongy.
A shiny fingerprint magnet this certainly isn’t and it really does feel nice and grippy in the hand.
The Portal tank screws on and off the Apollo OHM GO V2 device nicely with no crunching and the airflow has a lovely resistance to it.
I did have an issue with mine as the pre-installed coil was extremely bedded in and it took a few hard turns to get it out.
The fire button has a very nice throw to it and lights up green when fully powered – blue when there’s about half the power left and red when you really need to recharge.
As I’ve said before, you can’t do much with the design of a pen styled kit – but the Apollo OHM GO V2 does look and feel good in the hand.
Bit over the top with logos – there’s x2 on the tank and one on the device…no biggie just me being fussy.
How Does the Apollo OHM GO V2 Vape Kit Perform?
Looking back at the review of the original vape kit, I’m surprised how much I gushed about it…
Surprised as in that was 2 years ago and back then I barely liked anything…call it my moody period lol.
New Device Old Coils?
So has the new Apollo OHM GO V2 got me just as gushy?
A little bit is the honest answer.
Time has moved on, and I guess if it ain’t broke don’t fix it – improve it is the motto here.
So has it improved?
In the looks department definitely – but what about the flavour off those two coils?
I’ve looked to see if they’ve been tweaked and I don’t know for sure if they have – and given the vape world has turned to mesh, these remain basic round wire.
Not an issue if they are packed with flavour, and I really did enjoy the vape 2 years ago.
But as I said – what was top range and a great performer based on all the other coils and tanks out there, might not be up to today’s standards.
As to if these coils have a place in today’s fast changing vape market – let’s see.
For the 0.5ohm DTL coil I used Ohm Boy Cranberry, Apple & Raspberry – 70/30 VG / PG e-liquid – bloody gorgeous stuff!
For the 1.0 ohm MTL coil I used the SuperGood Cocktail Peach Bellini nic salts – tasty stuff!
Apollo OHM GO V2 0.5 ohm Coil
I left the coil to sit soaking up the juice for a good ten minutes – it could have done with more as the first hit was a little under-cooked so to speak.
5 minutes later and the vape was surprisingly cold – I certainly didn’t remember the original being this cool.
The first fill and the flavour was so so – more OK than oh wow.
Two and a half fills and things perked up a bit – not a bad flavour at all.
I’ve had absolutely no issues with wicking a 70/30 PG/VG blend – decent clouds [not massive] and zero leaks.
Still scratching my head on why the vape is almost cold…not unpleasant…just odd for a sub ohm coil.
Apollo OHM GO V2 1.0 ohm Coil
Obviously this one wicked more quickly and the first hit was reasonable enough flavour wise – not bad clouds either.
And again, it took 2+ fills to get the flavour coming through.
Not a bad coil flavour wise – but again it’s a cold vape.
Apollo OHM GO V2 Airflow Control
Works a treat and wide open with the sub ohm coil and with 10 being extremely loose this is about an 8.5
I found halfway open gave me the best flavour though it is a little bit noisy and maybe a tad warmer – though still cooler than I might like.
As to the MTL coil, shut right down and you get a very nice restricted vape.
I found almost closed gave me the perfect tight draw, but again still very cool to vape on.
- Dead simple to use
- Choice of MTL and DTL coils
- Tough and hard wearing
- Nice design
- Decent flavour
- Decent clouds
- Very cold vape
Final Review Verdict
For an old fart like me, going on about ‘keeping up with the times‘ might seem a bit rich.
However, whilst vape pens are still popular, they really don’t do much for me – hey come for me lol.
Two years ago I enthused over the original Apollo OHM GO and it really did deserve its place high on our Best Vape Pens list – for the time and place.
But two years on, and sadly it’s low mid-range in my books and way way way too expensive!
Now before you or Apollo goes off on one – this is purely my opinion on the vape kit in front of me and the state of the vape market today.
YES it is dead simple to use and ideal for making the switch from smoking to vaping.
YES it has decent flavour and throws a few clouds.
Does It Sit High In Today’s Vape Market?
Nope and IMHO, it’s nowhere near as flavoursome, nor is it value for money – though I guess it’s just as easy to use as a pod kit such as the Uwell Caliburn G or the outstanding Innokin EQ FLTR and those innovative soft tips.
Or come to that, faced with a choice I’d go for the Apollo BREZ pod kit against this one – every singe time. Now that pod kit absolutely rocks the flavour…decent price nowadays too!
OK, the coils and flavour remains the same – though that cold vape means I have now put it away – the only changes really are the design and the drop from a 1900mAH internal battery to a 1700mah…down to the shrinkage in size I guess.
So all those considerations taken on board – whilst it performs well, it’s just not for me…and I usually like old school vape stuff.
Saying that, a quick look at the Apollo website shows 86 almost all 5 star reviews…
Which again begs the question…
What do I know!
Are you using the Apollo OHM GO V2?
If so how are you finding it?
Is your vape off this one on the cold side?
Am I talking out of my ample ass as usual?
Let me know in the comments below 🙂