With the addition of the Aspire BP60 pod mod, I’d say they’ve pretty much got the pod mod category covered very well now.
From top to bottom they have the Aspire Minican, a teeny tiny portable system which is super simple to use and I really enjoyed.
Nestled somewhere in between their vast range of pod style systems, is the Aspire BP60.
A pod mod that on paper pretty much ticks every single box for me. Decent output, a fair size pod for your e-liquid, a nice clear screen, USB Type C charging and.. adjustable airflow!
This better be good…
So let’s crack on with the review and see what this kit is all about.
This kit was sent to me free of charge for the purpose of review.
All views and opinions are solely those of my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of others.
Aspire BP60 Inside the Box
- 1 x BP60 Device (1400mAh)
- 1 x 1 x BP60 Pod (5ml/2mlTPD)
- 1 x BP Coil @ 0.6Ω ‘Double-Shot Coil’
- 1 x BP Coil @ 0.3Ω Mesh Coil
- 1 x Usb-C Cable
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x Cord String
Specs and Features
- Size: 99x38x23mm
- Battery: 1400mAh Internal
- E-Liquid Capacity: 5ml (TPD Version 2.0ml)
- Output Wattage: 1-60w
- Airflow: Adjustable Via Dial
- Charging: 2A USB-C Charge
- Draw Type: Automatic & Manual
- Available colours: Red | Navy | Black | Gold | Grey
Design and Build Quality
I received the ‘Golden Flame’ rendition of the BP60.
Basically the frame is gold, with a weird swirly whirly golden fire kind of design on the back.
The device itself is fairly short, yet quite wide and in general its a fairly bulky device, certainly not a sleek and slender.
However it does feel up to Aspire standards which in general are very good and the build quality looks good with this device.
On the face of the device is your buttons and display and then on one side of the device is a nice airflow ring which adjusts quite nicely, and on the other is a USB Type-C port for charging.
There is also a little cap which comes with the kit, and basically acts as a mouthpiece protector – I’m sure it’ll be handy for those working in dusty environments – and also included is a bit of string to attach the cap to the device.
Unfortunately the cap just bounces around when vaping, which is REALLY annoying. They should have made it so that you could clip the cap to the base of the device so I really haven’t made use of the pointless cap.
Aspire BP60 – The Pods
The large 5ml(Non-TPD) pod is the usual dark/smokey pod we see from most manufacturers that clips nicely into the device thanks to 4 small magnets.
The BP60 takes the usual base-installed push-fit coils and although there is no option to replace the drip-tip, I’m actually quite a fan of the wide mouthpiece on this kit, it’s a decent mouth shape… If that makes sense? Feels very natural to vape on.
Aspire BP60 Pod Mod In the Hand
Nothing really that exciting to say about the feel of the Aspire BP60 in the hand.
It’s a small boxy shape with an average weight.
It’s not heavy however and its still going to be very portable. In comparison, its fairly close to the dimensions of a credit card standing on one end, but of course there is a lot more depth.
How To Fill the Aspire BP60 Pod Mod
At one end of the pod, is an oddly shaped silicon bung that can be opened easily enough and exposes a fair sized filling port.
It’s large enough for your usual 10ml bottles and also the large size too – good job.
Unfortunately, to fill you will need to remove the pod from the device, but here’s what to do:
- Remove the pod from the device by lifting the pod vertically
- Gently open the silicon bung situated on the side of the pod
- Fill with your desired e-liquid
- Re-fit the bung and clean up any eliquid spillage
- Fit the pod back into the device and away you go!
Aspire BP60 Pod Mod Display Functions
The BP60 has a real cool looking display in my opinion.
Displaying battery capacity, Puff Count, Set wattage, Vape time, voltage and resistance.
And in the top right is which mode you have the device in.
Basically you can set this device between Auto and Manual Detection.
So the device will automatically detect the coil and recommended wattage, or you can set it yourself.
With Auto mode however, it will cap the maximum wattage to what the device feels is safe to vape on.
Here’s how to operate the Aspire BP60:
- Fire Button – 5 Clicks = On & Off
- Fire Button – 3 Clicks = Locks Buttons apart from Fire
- Fire & Down Button = Sets between Auto-Draw or Manual-Draw. Or Both!
- Up & Down Button = Selects Modes between Auto and Manual
How Does the Aspire BP60 Pod Mod Perform?
For the 0.3Ω Mesh I went straight in with an 80VG/20PG – Code Red by Darkstar to really test the wicking.
And for the 0.6Ω Round-Wire coil I used a 50/50 nicotine salt from Riot Squad, however I did switch that after a while, more on that shortly.
Read more: VG VS PG In E Liquid: All You Need To Know
Aspire BP60 Pod Mod – Flavour and Clouds
Aspire BP60 – the 0.3Ω BP Coil (Mesh)
The Aspire BP60 automatically set the device to 40 watts with this coil, however I found it needed a bit of a boost to really perform.
At 50 watts with the airflow ring all the way open, you get a decent Direct To Lung vape, lots of flavour and a decent cloud.
This coil performs pretty much as well as the coils that came with the Aspire Cloudflask.
Halving that airflow, a nice restrictive Direct-Lung vape can be achieved and a little jump in flavour. However I recommend dropping the wattage to between 40 and 45 watts.
The Aspire BP60 0.6Ω BP Coil (Round-Wire)
The Aspire BP60 automatically set the device to 20 watts on this coil and I found that was just about right.
The flavour from this coil is decent, not the best but for some reason I keep using it? However…
Is the 0.6Ω coil designed for a Mouth-To-Lung? Well that’s what I thought, and it can be achieved but it requires turning the airflow ring down to literally closed!
I’ve been happy with that but in all honesty I really don’t feel its designed for that. Its just a higher resistance coil that I think its designed for a restrictive direct lung vape.
Nonetheless the 0.6Ω coil is the more diverse as it can achieve a Direct Lung, Restrictive, and a tight Mouth-To-Lung vape if you so wish.
Aspire BP60 Airflow
I’m always a big fan of a pod mod that has adjustable airflow… It should be the bleedin’ Law!
Thankfully the Aspire BP60 has a nice spinny ring on the side that locks at maximum open and fully closed and adjusts really nicely.
Did I mention it does actually work?
Even a minor adjustment to the airflow actually does change the restriction, and depending on which coil you use, you will notice a difference – very good.
Aspire BP60 Battery Life
With a 1400mAh internal battery, and USB-C charging, the BP60 should be more than capable of a days life, especially on the 0.3Ω mesh coil..and it just about gets there.
Probably because of my desire to vape at 50 watts on the 0.3Ω coil, it did struggle some days, depending on my stress levels. But its not been a big deal as even from a completely dead battery, its charged to full in less than an hour.
Very cute idea by Aspire, the device displays how long in minutes until its fully charged – love it.
With the 0.6Ω coil you’ll comfortably enjoy a days battery life, unless of course you chain vape all day.
The device does get a little warm when charging, and it does include ‘Pass-Thru’ charging so you can vape and charge at the same time.
Does the Aspire BP60 Pod Mod Leak?
The tiniest of leak from the pod yes…
However, I put this down to condensation, as the o-rings on the coils are chunky and have stood up to the 5ml full tank happily.
Just make sure you check under the pod every now and then and clean up any residue.
Also try not to leave the pod inside the device for long periods of time (2 days or more) without use.
- Good battery life
- Charges fast
- Nice display
- Decent flavour and performance from both coils
- Not exactly designed for MTL
- Dark Pod hard to see e-liquid
- Not the most ergonomic or stylish
Final Review Verdict
To summarize, the Aspire BP60 is everything performance wise that the Aspire Cloudflask lacked.
As decent as the flavour is on the Cloudflask, the lack of wattage and airflow adjustment was a major flaw. With the BP60, you have those features to fine-tune your vape.
However, you lose the looks and style that the Cloudflask has.
I really don’t like the look of the BP60, it’s just plain looking, boxy and not comfy to hold. Add that to the cheesy fire design on the back and its just not much fun.
But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t perform well, because it does.
As the pod mod battle for domination heats up, I would happily put this one in the mix.
It does a good job performance wise, but if you stood this next to the other 50+ watt pod mods that are available, I doubt I would choose this over the others regardless of its performance.
There’s a number of features that I look at when trying out a device, and for something to score highly, it needs to meet certain demands.
Would this device be long lasting and still work 3, 6 or even 12 months from now?
Excellent build quality and coil life from Aspire, expect at least 2 weeks from each coil and with the 1400mAh battery, expect the device to last well too.
A long term pod kit for sure.
Does this device deliver the flavour, vapour and general experience I require, in order to be enjoyed?
For the Direct-Lung vapers out there who enjoy a chunky pod mod, the Aspire BP60 is a good’un.
Is this device versatile to suit a new vaper, and an experienced one a like?
The Aspire BP60 doesn’t quite tick the ‘Starter Kit‘ box for me.
Yes its capable of a cigarette like draw, but its by no means perfect and I genuinely feel there are a large number of devices that can do a better job for a new vaper than this.
Have you bought the Aspire BP60 pod mod kit?
Or have you given it a try?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.