Introduction – The Invoke 220w Kit by Eleaf
Today we are going to take a look at one of the newest products from Eleaf, the Invoke 220w kit. A very interesting little chap that goes up to 220w of power and holds 2 removable 18650 cells.
Eleaf, established in 2011, have quickly become one of the best-known vaping brands in the world responsible for products such as the iStick series, including the Pico and more recent gear such as the iKonn 220 and ikunn i200 both of which we reviewed not long ago.
Prefer To See How The Invoke Kit Performs? Check Out My Video Review
In The Box
- Eleaf Invoke 220W Mod
- Ello T Tank
- HW3 0.2ohm (50 to 180w)
- HW4 of 0.3ohm (40 to 110w)
- Spare parts (extension, 4 ml glass and O rings)
- USB cable QC
- warning card
- Size: 118 x 44 x 26mm
- Power: 1-220W
- Battery: 2 x 18650 (not included)
- Mode: VW / TC (Ni, Ti, SS)
- Charging Current: 2A
- Display: 1.3 Inch
- Temperature Range: 100-315 ℃ / 200-600 ℉ (TC modes)
- Tank capacity: 2 ml (expandable to 4 ml)
- Coil: HW series
- Ultra compact and ergonomic
- 510 center connection
- Colours Avalable: Black, White, Greenary and Silver
Design and Build Quality
As always with Eleaf the design and attention to build/detail quality is excellent!
Invoke Battery Mod
Made of zinc aluminium the design of the Invoke has rounded sides and is very light in weight considering the casing holds dual 18650 batteries. Under the flip battery door you have the normal battery connection orientation points.The Invoke is fairly small for a 220W device and feels comfortable in the hand.The unit has a plastic fire button and rocker type style ‘+’ and ‘-‘ adjustment buttons, seated below these is the micro USB port for charging and firmware updates.The 510 is a spring loaded gold plated connection and SS threads that have been placed in a central position at the head of the mod. This is a great feature making it possible to install 25mm tanks and RDA’s. The 1.3inch OLED screen is nice, clear and easy to read.The reverse of the Invoke mod features the standard Eleaf branding.
Ello T Tank
The Ello T that comes included in the kit version is a 24mm stainless steel tank. We have reviewed the Ello Tank before beside the iKonn 220w Kit the only difference between the two tanks is that Eleaf have included an adaptor and 4ml Pyrex glass with this version.
The Ello T disassembles into 6 separate parts or 8 if you include the adaptor and the spare glass.
Base and Coils
The tank comes with a pre installed HW3 0.2ohm coil that’s rated for use between 50 and 180w. The airflow for this tank is a bottom fed dual airflow in the cylon style.
Pyrex Glass Tanks The Tank is supplied with two choices of Pyrex glass a 2ml and 4ml (used in conjunction with the chimney adaptor)
A quick guide to 1st use out of the box
Invoke, Insert your two 18650’s into the device being sure to follow the battery orientation guide on the door.
- Open the base and prepare your coil by dripping a little liquid to moisten the cotton
- Choose your capacity – 4ml or 2ml Pyrex glass. Swap out as needed (if using the 4ml you will need to install the chimney adaptor, this just screws into the coil and into the liquid intake/top cap assembly)
- Re-assemble the tank and fill with liquid, leave the tank alone for a few minutes to soak up more liquid, before you fire it for the first time.
How Does The Invoke 220w Kit Perform?
For this review I am using Lemon Tart from Dinner lady in the Ello T and have the tank setup for a 4ml capacity.
Using the 0.2Ohm HW3 triple cylinder coil (rated between 50-130w) at 50W I was able to get a ‘sort of’ mouth to lung vape by reducing the airflow below half but as these coils are intended for sub ohm direct to lung vaping I found that the draw was to lose for me however the vape was smooth and warm and the flavour was good at this wattage.
Bunging the wattage up starting at 80w with the air flow open wide, I found that in DTL style the vapour was plentiful and again warm. Taking the wattage up further to 120w( I don’t like to push stock coils to the full stated wattage) I found it far too much for me personally!
The vape was incredibly hot with limited flavour although as would be expected the resulting vapour was quite thick.
My preferred setup is between 60 and 85w depending on my mood at the time lol. The resulting heat and vapour at these settings is just right for me.
As normal my tests included chain vaping at 60w. I found after chain vaping 6/8 pulls the tank gets extremely hot and stays that way for quite a while, practically the same as the earlier version of the tank.
Menu and Functions
Eleaf have made some adjustments as far as the menu goes with the Invoke 220w kit although I have found it’s definitely been improved and simplified.
Basic Menu function
- Click the fire button 3 times in order to access the main menu.
- Use the plus and minus buttons to scroll and the fire button to make your menu selection.
Everything else from then on in is very self explanatory and intuitive. Like most mods on the market today, click the fire button 5 times to turn the mod on and off.
All the functions you would expect from an advanced mod are present including temp control mode. There’s also a TCR function available on this chipset as well as a preheat function.
What I Like
The simplified menu system is a delight to use, a tiny dual battery mod that is easily able to fit in your pocket without weighing you down one side.
A decent flavour and vapour production from the Ello T and I love the fact that Eleaf have included the chimney adaptor giving you the option to use the 4ml tank.
What I Didn’t Like
The Ello T – In testing the tank I chain vaped with the tank set in 4ml mode and after 6/8 good toots one after the other the tank becomes almost too hot to handle.
Sometimes I have found while trying to enter the menu system the mod doesn’t register the 3 clicks resulting me having to start again bit of a pain but not a deal breaker and could be due to my great big meat hooks lol.
Eleaf state that this unit can be used as a power bank however no adaptor is included in the box.
Final Review Verdict
The Eleaf Invoke 220w Kit is one of the smallest, lightest dual battery mods I own. Its incredible to think that only a few years ago Eleaf produced the istick 50w which when placed side by side with the Invoke, the latter is smaller in width and height. Not to mention the 170w difference! My opinion is well done Eleaf you have a winner here.
Would I buy the Eleaf Invoke Kit again? Should it be lost damaged or stolen the easy answer would be yes! However I think I’d be tempted to leave the Ello T tank out of the equation.
- Does everything it says on the tin
- Works well in both VW and TC
- Very simple to operate
- Good flavour and vapour from the Ello T
- Pocket friendly mod
- The design and form factor of this mod
- Retail cost of the kit is fairly cheap at £38
- It would have been nice if Eleaf had included the adaptor so you could you the mod as the stated battery bank
- Chain vaping the Ello T results in a lot of heat being generated
Available to buy direct from Eleaf here or below.