There I am sat vaping in my car on the new Aspire Cloudflask and…along comes a copper…
Honestly officer, I wasn’t drinking! I was vaping!
And that is the assumption many people are going to make – it really does like like a hip flask!
Got to love the design from Aspire on this one lol.
Lets be honest, if you’ve been vaping since around 2014, I’m almost 80-90% confident you probably crossed paths with an Aspire Cleito, I know for sure I did.
It was the first tank to crack my smoking habit and I’ve never looked back since.
Oddly enough, since moving on to the more cloud-chuckage of tanks, I haven’t had the opportunity to try out an Aspire product since.
So Aspire can clearly still put out some top stuff.
Someone at Aspire must be drinking though – I can just picture it.
An Aspire designer sitting there, feeling a little low due to being in lock-down whilst being hassled by his boss to create the next big thing to hit the vape market.
Three weeks in and he’s still got nothing with his boss screaming down his neck.
His hair has grown, his face is unshaven, he’s half awake and sipping Baijiu (A traditional Chinese drink) out of his hip-flask. Then all of a sudden he accidentally picks up the Hip-Flask mistaking it for his vape and BOOM! That Light-bulb moment.
The Aspire CloudFlask was born!
What Can We Expect From The Aspire Cloudflask?
The Aspire Cloudflask is literally a Hip-Flask that vapes – so what else can we expect?
A 2000mAh internal battery to start as well as a USB Type-C port and a 5.5ml Pod. Nice!
The kit also comes with 2 coils which are both the same at 0.25Ω and are of the Mesh Variety.
Oh and did I mention its made from premium stainless steel and comes with a handy leather cover should you prefer to protect your device a little more?
So let’s crack on with the Aspire Cloudflask 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.
Inside the Box
- 1 x Cloudflask Device
- 1 x Cloudflask Pod (5.5ml Capacity/2ml TPD)
- 2 x 0.25Ω Mesh Coil
- 1 x USB Type-C Cable
- 1 x Warranty Card
- 1 x User manual
- 1 x O-Ring Spares
- 1 x Leather Cover.
Aspire Cloudflask Specs and Features
- Size: 95.0×54.0x25.0mm
- Battery: 2000 mAh Internal
- E-Liquid Capacity: 5.5ml (TPD Version 2.0ml)
- Output Mode: Bypass
- Airflow -Non Adjustable
- Charging: Max 2A charge via USB-C Port
- Available colours: Black | Red | Grey | Brown (Leather Cover Colour)
Design and Build Quality
I received the Grey version of the Cloudflask… well, the leather feeling cover is grey, the device itself is actually a very lightly brushed, yet super polished stainless steel.
Lets start with the ‘leather’ cover. Leather? Well I’ll be honest. I really don’t know if this is actually leather. On the Aspire website, they call it ‘Microfiber Leather‘ What’s that?
Anyway I even showed it to the missus to see what she thought. Mostly so she could compare it to the ever growing hand-bag collection which she says is having babies. I say she’s just buying them. I digress…sorry!
She said it felt more like suede. But hey, we’ll take Aspire’s word for it on this one.
Either way its a fairly well made leathery cover, that fits on over the device SUPER snug! Its fairly tight to fit the first time you put it on. But after a few times it loosens up a little. Its not slipping off easily that’s for sure.
Now onto the hip, I mean CloudFlask.
First off – I’m torn as to whether the design itself is smart, or stupid.
Do we really need a vaping device that looks like a hip-flask?
I wont lie, I’ve felt a little odd using this device whilst driving. I’m waiting for the day for someone to catch me vaping at the traffic lights, assume I’m sipping out of a hip-flask, and instantly call the police.
Made from stainless steel, the device is really well crafted and is obviously shaped like a small hip flask. The Stainless Steel finish is ever so slightly brushed but mostly its striking shine is all you notice.
At the face of the device is a really nice fire button which has the usual LED ring around it which will glow different colours depending on your battery level.
And just above it, is a weird wavy design that I could swear used to be part of Aspires logo? I cant remember., nonetheless it’s beautifully cut out and also acts as your airflow to the coil.
On the left side of the device is the USB Type-C port for charging and just above it, and mirrored on the other side is the pod release buttons which you have to squeeze together to release the pod from the device.
Aspire Cloudflask – The Pod
The 5.5ml Pod is a big chunky pod with an 810 drip tip up top.
But be warned, you can only use your own 810 drip tip if it includes an O-Ring, as there is no O-Ring embedded into the top of the pod itself.
The Pod is clear! Yes! It’s clear so you can clearly see your e-liquid level from the top of the device – very good!
The coils are installed from the bottom of the pod, and are push fit, so a little more information on that shortly.
Also at the bottom is a nicely size filling port which is accessed by pulling away the usual silicon flappy thing. It fits nice and snug and I’ve had no leaks from this point.
Aspire Cloudflask the 0.25Ω Mesh Coil
The chunky 0.25Ω mesh coils are push fit, and also have something I really like!
A little mesh ring thingy around the top of the cotton, which limits spit-back and I believe it works very well.
The mesh itself is the kind of hexagonal honeycomb style and the kit comes with 2 in the box.
Aspire Cloudflask In the Hand
Just like a small hip-flask – what else could I say! OK I’ll try and break it down.
The Aspire CloudFlask is fairly lightweight even with a pod full of e-liquid, which is ace, but its not too light to make it feel cheap.
It feels premium in the hand and it feels so natural to hold as a thumb firer, just as I like to hold a hip-flask and take a swig.
It works absolutely fine as a finger firer too, but just not as natural as firing with your thumb.
It feels classy to hold and vape with.
How To Fill the Aspire Cloudflask
As I’ve just mentioned, the Aspire Cloudflask Pod (tank) has a decent 5.5ml e-Liquid capacity.
I just hope the TPD version will have an easy way to remove the obvious silicon bung which will reduce the e-liquid capacity to 2ml, because quite frankly, 2ml can be vaped in 2min.
More on that later…
Here’s what to do:
- Press the two side buttons to release the Pod from the device
- Remove the Pod and turn it upside down
- Lift up the silicon flap and fill with your desired liquid
- Press back the silicon back in place ensuring its a tight fit!
Aspire Cloudflask Functions
There is no display on the Aspire CloudFlask, just the one button. So that means all the possible options you can scroll through will only be possible via the fire button.
Because the Aspire Cloudflask is only capable of one mode, which we will call…Vape, there really isn’t a lot of functions to learn.
Here’s the info:
- Fire Button 5 Clicks – Device turns on and button flashes white 3 times
- Fire button 5 Clicks – Device turns off and button flashes 3 times
How Does the Aspire Cloudflask Perform?
During my time with the CloudFlask, I’ve been vaping mostly on Obeso Amego’s Lemon and Lime. One of my favourite all day vapes, it’s like Sprite, almost.
Aspire Clouflask – Flavour and Clouds
Being almost 18 months into this review thingy, I actually feel like I’m starting to understand the science to this vape malarkey.
So here is some science, or physics, or chemistry – which ever one it is!
The fact is that the closer the coil is to your mouth, generally it means better flavour.
The 0.25Ω mesh coil is located literally just below the drip tip! Its right there. So the flavour is very very good and it throws a very respectable cloud.
If you had to class this device as a pod mod, the Aspire Cloudflask gets top spot for best flavour – by far – but it does drink e-liquid for fun!
The vape itself is fairly hard hitting and in fact it could actually be toned down slightly, especially when fully charged. After a little battery drain it calms down a little.
Aspire Cloudflask Coil Life
With 2 coils in the kit, I was able to give the first coil a good thrashing.
When I say thrashing, I mean chain vaping, switching flavours back and forth and taking extra long pulls. The first coil did very well considering all these things and lasted 6 days.
I’d be happy to assume that with normal every day use, not switching flavours and limiting your chain vaping, you should get at least a week out of each coil.
Aspire Cloudflask Airflow
The airflow on the Cloudflask has a very slight restriction to it. But its fairly airy, and with no adjustment option, you’re only going to be able to enjoy a loose Direct To Lung vape with the Aspire Cloudflask.
The airflow itself is very smooth and not loud at all to be fair.
Aspire Cloudflask Battery Life
The Aspire Cloud-Flask uses a bypass mode which effectively means it uses the full capacity of your battery, all of the time.
It also features a fairly respectable 2000mAh battery.
So its nothing but good things right?
Unfortunately the battery takes a beating thanks to that 0.25Ω coil and has only lasted me 5 hours maximum during my testing.
It’s a shame they didn’t have the option of a 0.4Ω or 0.6Ω coil to stretch that battery life a little more.
But the Type-C USB port can charge the battery with a 2A charge. So an hour on the desk and its back to full battery.
Its a shame they didn’t up the battery capacity a little, I think they could have easily made the device slightly bigger and used a 3000mAh battery.
Does the Aspire Cloudflask Leak?
I have a big problem with push-fit coils as they’re extremely prone to leaking but fortunately in this case I haven’t experienced any leaks which could flood the inside of the device.
Only a little condensation at times – so make sure you clean it out every now and then.
Make sure you install that silicon filling cover tightly otherwise you may notice a weep from that point.
- Awesome Flavour
- Very well made
- Solid pod and clear to view liquid level
- Nice bright LED button
- Charges fairly quick
- Coils last a week
- No airflow adjustment
- Looks like you’re drinking whilst driving!
- Battery capacity is Average
- No other coil options but 0.25Ω Mesh
Final Review Verdict
The Aspire Cloudflask is an unusual device which I never would have imagined would be created.
But I’m really glad it has been, and I’ve been thoroughly impressed with it.
However, I think they’ve missed a trick.
I’m surprised this isn’t actually more of a Mouth-To-Lung device and in fact it could be easily achieved with a 3-step wattage option, a higher resistance coil and of course, airflow adjustment.
Would this device be long lasting and still work 3, 6 or even 12 months from now?
The Aspire Cloudflask is extremely well built.
So the device will probably look pretty cool after a year of every day use.
However, I feel the battery will pass out before you reach its first birthday due to working at maximum capacity at all times.
Does this device deliver the flavour, vapour and general experience I require, in order to be enjoyed?
An absolutely smashing Direct Lung Vape.
Top of its class for me personally.
Is this device versatile to suit a new vaper, and an experienced one a like?
Its certainly not versatile.
The Aspire Cloudflask is simply a cloud chucking DTL banger, so no nice tight MTL vape for those who are looking for that smoking-like experience.
This one is for the DTL vapers who like a bit of class
Have you bought the Aspire Cloudflask?
Or have you given it a try?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.