The Aspire AVP follows on from some very good Aspire Pod Systems.
Hot off the heels of these very popular devices, we now have the Aspire AVP.
What Can We Expect From The AVP Pod System from Aspire?
The Aspire AVP is small. It fits in the hand very well but is quite a weighty device, so you know it’s there. Good for people like me who have a tendency to loose small objects.
I received the Aspire AVP pod system in a lovely purple colour as you can see from the image above. The AVP does come in eight colours in total.
Looking at the colour schemes on the Aspire website, they really don’t give the colouring justice at all. (Jonny: I have the orange and it does look great too).
On the Aspire website, they say the coils are optimised for Nic Salts using their 1.2ohm coils. There is now a 1.3ohm ceramic coil which I didn’t receive for review, so just the 1.2ohm will be tested today.
The device was sent to me for review. As always, I will give you my own, honest opinion of this product after a lengthy testing period.
See The AVP Pod In Action With My Video Review
In The Box
- Aspire AVP Pod System
- 2 x AVP Pods with 1.2ohm Nichrome coils
- USB Cable
- User Manual
- Warranty Card
Aspire AVP Battery/Body
- Dimensions: 82 x 32 x 14mm
- Battery: 700mAh
- Recharge Time: 35 minutes
- Output Modes: 8W | 10W | 12W
Aspire AVP Pod
- Dimensions: 39 x 14mm
- Capacity: 2ml
- Coil resistance: 1.2ohm Nichrome (Included with Kit) and 1.3ohm Ceramic
Design and Build Quality
The Aspire AVP pod mod really does feel premium. There is quite some weight to the device despite it’s small size. The finish is superb as is the paintwork and the graphite stick on inlay.
The metallic paintwork really is divine but after a week being in and out of my pocket with small change, you may see on the picture above, towards the bottom of the pod, there are one or two chip marks.
The Aspire AVP comes with a lanyard but it doesn’t have a dedicated loop to go through.
Instead, Aspire has chosen to put the lanyard loop through the air intake. This can, sometimes, result in the pod not sitting as flush as I would like.
LED Indicator | Button Function | Auto Draw
There is an LED indicator on the front which doubles up as the on/off button and wattage control. As with the majority of devices, five clicks turns the device on, five clicks then also turns the device off.
The AVP is an ‘auto draw’ device which are as simple as it gets. Once switched on it does not require you to press any buttons in order to vape, just inhale and the device will fire automatically.
The AVP also has the added feature of adjustable wattage. For new vapers it’s really not as complicated as it sounds. Each wattage will offer a cooler/warmer vape dependent on what you chose.
Cycling through the wattage settings is done by pressing the LED button twice, successively.
The different wattage outputs with a double click are:
- 8 watts
- 10 watts
- 12 watts
How Does The Aspire AVP Perform?
First up let’s quickly go through the basics.
Charging the AVP Pod
You simply plug in the USB cable in the provided port on the bottom of the device.
The charge time to full is accurately stated at around 35 minutes. Once finished the LED light will flash green 20 times.
How to Fill and Replace the Pod
To fill the pod you simply:
- Lift your pod from your device (or take from the packaging)
- Turn the pod upside down and you will see a small circle/filling port to one side of the coil.
- You need to press the nozzle of your e-liquid bottle firmly against this as its spring loaded
- Squeeze your e-liquid in then remove your bottle nozzle, the filling port will automatically close as you remove the bottle.
- Leave to sit for 10 minutes to allow the vape juice to soak into the cotton
You do get a little residual liquid over time on the bottom of the pod, though this is very minimal.
In short, the Aspire AVP pod system performs flawlessly.
Throughout my time spent with the device, it hasn’t let me down once. As Aspire states, the wattage stays constant throughout the life of the battery and that certainly seems to be the case here.
As soon as you put the device to your mouth and inhale, the Aspire AVP instantly jumps into action providing you with your nicotine fix.
The type of vape you get from the Aspire AVP is a Mouth to Lung (MTL) vape, though it certainly isn’t a tight vape, far from it. Whilst the MTL experience in general is a good one, it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea for sure as it may not be restricted enough.
That being said, you can, if you really try, get a very restricted Direct to Lung (DTL) vape from the AVP.
Further Reading: Mouth to Lung Vs Direct to Lung vaping
Flavour and Vapour
The flavour from the provided pods is excellent, certainly up there with the best pod systems I’ve tried!
You can distinguish flavour notes within e-liquids, something you don’t get from most pod systems currently on the market.
I have used two pods, one constantly with 50/50 Nic Salts and the other with a sweet 70/30 e-liquid in.
The pod containing the Nic Salts has lasted over two weeks with only slight signs that it needs changing.
The pod with 70/30 e-liquid lasted me 10 days and the flavour dropped of considerably at that point.
Although Aspire state these 1.2ohm coils are for Nic Salts, you will have no problem at all going up to a 70/30 mix, though, the longevity of the coils will be reduced.
Both pods with differing e-liquids coped admirably throughout with no signs of a dry hit in sight.
Big cloud isn’t what pod mod systems were made for, so don’t buy if plumes of vapour is what you want.
Generally, pod systems are designed as small stealth devices providing a Mouth to Lung (MTL) vape. The Aspire AVP is no different.
There is a notable difference between the different wattage modes:
- At 8 watts, you get a subtle, cool vape
- At 10 watts, the vape warms up
- At 12 watts, the vape is warm bringing the full flavour out
One thing to note, the higher up in wattage you go, the battery life will be reduced.
The battery life from the Aspire AVP is very good. You get a 700mAh internal battery, but it will last you well over a day if you aren’t using it as a main device. Like most users, pod systems are a general carry round to be used out and about and for stealth vaping.
New vapers that use pod systems as a main device will get close to a day out of the Aspire AVP.
- Very Small
- Portable and stealthy
- Optional wattage output modes
- Excellent flavour
- Premium build
- Placement of the lanyard fitting
Final Review Verdict
Aspire have delivered a top-notch pod system in the form of the AVP. This is certainly an ideal out and about stealth vape or indeed an ideal starting point for an ex-smoker/new vaper.
It has premium looks and delivers a first class vape.
The Aspire AVP pod is certainly a keeper for me and one I would highly recommend for someone on the look out for a new pod system.
Have you used this device? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!