The Aspire Cloudflask S is obviously the follow up to the popular original with a few changes – or should that be improvements?
Aspire has really upped it’s game this past few months with release after release of vape kits and tanks that have garnered approval from reviewers and indeed vapers alike.
I’ve been fortunate enough to review a number of the company’s products including the excellent starter kit the Aspire Vilter – the dinky little Minican + – the impressive PockeX Box and of course my go to daily device the Nautilus Prime X.
What Can We Expect From the Aspire Cloudflask S?
Ease of use and great flavour is most definitely what I’m looking for!
Given this is a follow up to a very popular device, I’m also looking for major improvements.
Most of those boxes are ticked, for instance there’s a new coil option.
The Aspire Cloudflask S is also lighter despite being taller, and has a squarer look to it than the original.
OK, this was sent to me direct from UK Aspire Vendor – thank you – and as always my thoughts and opinions are not swayed by freebies.
Let’s see if this one’s ideal for the vaping hipsters out there…
Inside the Box
- 1x Cloudflask S Device
- 1x Cloudflask S Pod
- 1x Clouflask Mesh Coil 0.25 Ω (Preinstalled)
- 1x Clouflask Mesh Coil 0.25 Ω
- 1x Type-C Cable
- 1x User Manual
Specs and Features
- 2ml capacity
- 2000mAH internal battery
- 2A Type C charging
- Size: 95.8×41.3×22.3mm
- Weight: 100.2 g
The Aspire Cloudflask S is slightly larger but lighter than the original.
The weight difference comes from a change in materials, the Aspire Cloudflask S is made from aluminum alloy – the original being stainless steel.
You still have the option of choosing a leather case – mine came without – and there’s also a new coil added – I’ll get onto that in a wee while.
Depending on where you are in the world the pod capacity is 5.5ml or the TPD standard 2ml – which I received.
As mentioned, this is a sub ohm pod kit and Aspire says the inclusion of the new coil means you can technically get a restricted direct lung vape.
Design and Build Quality
To be honest the Aspire Cloudflask S seems to have lost the ‘hip flask‘ look and now looks more like a standard billet box design.
Design wise it looks shall we say ‘functional‘ but gets more pleasing on the eye the more you use it.
As you can see I received the Brushed Brass version which looks more gold and is a little blingy for my tastes.
Saying that I do like unfussy contemporary designs and this one certainly foots the bill.
The silver fire button is a nice contrast and the airflow ports on both sides look good too, and the logos are kept to a bare minimum – a major tick in the right box for my taste.
I haven’t used the original, but this one is very light indeed, but still solid enough in the hand.
The pod is held in firmly with decent strength magnets, however the 2ml version has a HUGE bung inside that hides the juice levels and looks awful.
I’m sure you can get it out – I gave up – but yeah it can definitely be removed with patience 🙂
It’s available in: Black – Brushed Brass – Gold Gradient – Green Camo and Grey Camo…
You have a choice of the leather case version.
So looks good with all the moving parts working nicely…let’s see how the Aspire Cloudflask S vapes.
How Does the Aspire Cloudflask S Perform?
Having not used the original I can’t compare on performance.
What I can say straight off the bat is this is a VERY airy vape with the pre-installed 0.25ohm coil.
I’ll break the two coils performance down in a moment…
Here’s a very quick Aspire Cloudflask S start guide:
- x5 clicks of the fire button on and off
- Remove pod and fill from the base
- Replace coils by push ‘n pull
- Fire button to vape
Aspire Cloudflask S Battery Indicator Lights
- Green: 3.8V-4.2V (60-100%)
- Blue: 3.5V-3.8V (30-60%)
- Red: 3.5V (0-30%)
It’s all very straightforward and simple enough for even the biggest technophobe out there.
Aspire Cloudflask S 0.25ohm Coil
This is the coil that’s pre-installed and the only option in the box, Aspire says this one fires between 40 and 50w.
The device picks up the wattage so there’s no need to fiddle about – it’s a kind of bypass mode so what it vapes at, is what you get.
As I said earlier, this is a very airy vape.
With 10 being wide open this one is way up in the late 8’s early 9’s.
Flavour wise and I was VERY impressed indeed.
The coil picked up all the fruity notes and fills your mouth with thick vapour – very good indeed.
Aspire Cloudflask 0.6 ohm Coli
Sadly I didn’t receive this coil – nor is it in the box.
Bit of a shame as I’d like to have tried it.
What I can say is this one fires at 15 to 20w.
Aspire Cloudflask S Airflow
As mentioned, there’s x2 airflow grills on either side of the device.
You can’t adjust the airflow on the Aspire Cloudflask S, however…
By placing you fingers on the grills or adding a piece of tape can and does shut the airflow off for you.
It’s a little clumsy, and making it adjustable would have bumped this one up quite a lot…
Maybe we’ll see that in the Cloudflask X 😉
- Great flavour
- Crazy clouds
- Contemporary design
- Dead easy to use
- Incredible battery life
- Drinks the juice in 2ml!
- Bung looks awful – NOT Aspire’s fault!
- Tiny amount of seepage from the airflow grill
- Only the 0.25ohm coil included
Final Review Verdict
Aspire is chained to the ridiculous TPD 2ml rule and once again that spoils a great vape kit.
The bung is bloody HUGE and filling can see juice blow-back as there’s barely any room in there.
Given this is a sub ohm kit, you will be filling constantly which does become VERY annoying.
Again it’s not the company’s fault, but certainly spoils the vape experience on the Aspire Cloudflask S.
If I was you I’d try and source the 5.5ml pods online as it will save A LOT of hassle.
Other than that, and of course the 0.6ohm coil not being included, I’ve enjoyed using it.
The flavour is close to excellent and the clouds are bloody crazy.
It’s light, user friendly and is a pod kit I’d recommend to both new vapers wanting to try sub ohm and the more experienced among us.