The Aspire Favostix pod kit review and it’s been a long time since I used or reviewed any of this popular company’s vape products.
Sitting on the sidelines I’ve noticed Aspire has upped it’s game considerably this past few years and even an old tight wad like me has been tempted to get my wallet open by more than a few of them.
Aspire is continuing to go down the collaboration road with recent releases of the awesome Aspire X NoName Paradox mod – review soon – and the recently reviewed Aspire 9th Tank, both collaborations with high end mod makers NoName.
I couldn’t review an Aspire product without mentioning the game changer that was the original Cleito! My God, the day I tried one in a vape shop was a revelation – I still remember the smile on my face after that first blast – a legendary vape!
What Can We Expect From the Aspire Favostix?
The Aspire Favostix pod kit is predominantly one for the beginners – though there’s really nothing to stop intermediate or indeed advanced vapers from using this one.
It offers x2 styles of vaping – Mouth To Lung / MTL and a restricted Direct To Lung / DTL. Read more about the difference between MTL and DTL styles of vaping.
As to how restrictive this one is will be down to the coil as there’s no airflow control, and we’ll look at how the pods/coils perform later – there’s x2 included in the box.
Note: the coils are not replaceable – they are sealed within the pod!
It’s a fairly standard looking pod kit – the pod snaps in and out and is refillable.
Stand out is the display screen – unusual for a pod kit – and the fact you can change your wattage – more on that in the Quick Start Guide.
BTW…as you can see from the photos, my screen is badly scratched up…this old vaping fool thought there was a protective film on it and yeah I tried to scratch it off – for a very long time lol…I get worse…
The Aspire Favostix has an internal 1000mAh battery maxing out at a lofty 30w, is fire button or draw activated and features a fast USB Type-C charging.
Inside the Box
- 1 x Aspire Favostick device
- 1 x 1.0ohm Favostick pod (2ml) (12-15watt range)
- 1 x 0.6ohm Favostick pod (2ml) (15-18watt range)
- Type-C charging cable
- User manual
Aspire Favostix – Specs and Features
- Size: 113x25x13.6mm
- Output: 1-30W VW
- Battery: 1000mAh
- Display: 0.42in OLED screen
- E-liquid capacity: 3ml/2ml
- USB Type C Charging
- Pods: Refillable, fixed coil pods
- Coils: 0.6ohm Pod, 1.0ohm Pod – Kanthal Coils
- Bottom filling
- Auto draw or fire button activation
Aspire Favostix Quick Start Guide
- x5 clicks of the fire button to turn on and off
- x3 clicks allows you to change the wattage
- Wait until numbers flash then use fire button to scroll by 1w per click
- To drop the wattage max out to 30w and it will round robin
- Fill pod via base – leave to stand for at least 10 minutes
- Use fire button or draw to vape!
There are also a lot of safety features – and I mean a lot – including 7s vape cut out – low resistance and open circuit protection plus many more – check the user manual for more info.
Design and Build Quality
The photos really don’t do the Aspire Favostix pod kit justice – this is a solidly built piece of vape kit.
It’s NOT plastic – except for the pods but even they are premium quality – if plastic can be classed as premium!
From what I can gather, it’s made from aluminum alloy with an oxidation process and that gives it a tough and matte finish – bang on my preferred vape kit design.
It really does feel a good weight in the hand and looks like it will take more than a few knocks and bumps…unless you take a sharp knife to the screen to try to remove the none existent protective film lol.
The pods are a tight fit, which means absolutely no movement or rattle, and bottom vape juice fill port is an equally tight and solid affair…I reckon more companies should do the same stiff hinged fill port let’s put it that way…
Design wise it does look very much like all the others in the same class and the mouthpiece is a kind of hybrid duck bill crossed with a flute style – very comfortable on the lips.
There’s 7 colours to choose from: Space Grey – Hunter Green – Navy Blue – Quicksilver – Amethyst Purple – Garnet Red and the Jet Black I received.
How Does the Aspire Favostix Perform?
I’ll get into each of the coils in a moment, but trust me regular MTL vapers that like it tighter than an un-greased pig trying to slip inside a drainpipe [huh?] will love the Aspire Favostix…this is a real cheek sucker…
I’ve already touched on the fill method – the best I’ve seen in a pod kit, very stiff and secure, so yeah no leaking or e-liquid residue whatsoever – good stuff.
Changing the wattage is a doddle too…so all the basics are easy enough so how’s the flavour?
Let’s checkout each of the coils/pods and how they perform.
Aspire Favostix 1.0ohm Coil – Best Between 12 and 15w
I’ve gone very old school in my vape juice tastes lately and for this one I used an old favourite of mine – Pancake Man Nic Salts…me sweet toothed all of a sudden? Must be an age thing ha!
OK, I set the wattage to 13w and left to stand for a few minutes – known as priming your coil – it’s VERY important you let that juice soak into the cotton completely or you may burn out your coil!
First vape and wow, as I said, this is very very tight indeed.
On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being a vacuum, this is high 8’s early 9s…you really do have to work on your sucking technique [that’s what she said]…ahem…
The vapour is nice and warm and you get decent enough clouds…if that’s your thing…
However, trust me that flavour is superb! One word…WoW!
It’s a Kanthal Coil with Linen / Organic cotton wicks, and they work an absolute treat – no issues wicking whatsoever and the flavour builds as the coil breaks in.
Aspire Favostix 0.6ohm Coil – Best Between 15 and 18w
Bloody lovely stuff that makes me feel young again lol.
I did leave this thicker vape juice to soak into the coil a little longer, but I really needn’t have bothered – 5 minutes was more than enough.
I found vaping at a lofty 17w gave me a lovely warm vape with plenty of vapour in the mouth.
The flavour was bloody beautiful and almost on a par with the Augvape Druga RTA I’ve been vaping it in.
I say almost, there’s the tiniest lack of lemon – only a tad – but the rest is the same…another great Aspire stock coil.
It is most definitely a restricted lung hit – as tight as many MTL tanks I’ve used – but still comfortable enough for me, and I like it loose…
Apparently all the young vaping hip types call this form of vaping RDTL – as in restricted direct lung…I just call it tight…anyway…
With 10 being wide open, I’d put this as about a mid 6’s to 7’s…it’s tight put it that way.
Aspire Favostix Airflow
There isn’t an actual airflow control, but should you find this a little loose for your taste – no idea why it’s bloody tight – there is a little hack.
On the side of the device are two tiny pin prick sized air inlet holes.
Covering one with your finger, thumb or tape really shuts it down even more.
It’s still vapeable with both shut off, but tighter than a gnats arse…that’s about as technical as you get with me…
- Solid design
- Very strong juice fill port
- Choice of MTL and restricted DTL works well
- Superb flavour
- Decent vapour
- Fast charging
- Good battery longevity – 3/4 of a day fully charged
- Wattage control
- Clear screen [when not scratched by a buffoon]
- No airflow control [see above]
- Sealed pods – can’t swap coils – so have to chuck the pods out…me being a green warrior!
- For me…the RDTL coil is a little bit too tight…purely subjective
Final Review Verdict
So has the Aspire Favostix matched that one?
I’d say yes and maybe just edges it on certain levels.
It definitely beats it on flavour and as we know those Innokin Sceptre coils are very good indeed.
Build materials and there’s really no comparison, one being plastic and this one aluminum…
Plus you can switch styles, and there is a difference – albeit slight given they’re both extremely tight pods.
So I’d have to stay this is my new go to MTL pod kit – it’s so tight I class both coils in that way!
Highly recommended for ease of use – great build and amazing flavour – the perfect vaping starter kit on the market right now.
Are you using the Aspire Favostix?
How are you finding the tightness?
How about that flavour!
Let me know in the comments below…