The Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus kit is the new and improved Aegis Boost.
I am super happy and excited to be one of the first people to review it and let me tell you, it is as awesome, as you’re hoping it is!
My friend and fellow reviewer, Gaz the FlatCap Vaper, reviewed the original Geekvape Aegis Boost and it scored an impressive 8.8 out of 10.
Losing points mainly due to the pods being transparent, and the strength on the clip. However, at the time, he did state it was ‘The best Pod Mod on the market’.
Although I haven’t reviewed the original Boost Pod Mod, I have played with it. My first time seeing the original Boost, was at the Expo, when it was launched.
It stood out to me for 1 reason. VooPoo and Smok were launching their Pod Mods that weekend and they looked almost identical to each other, unlike the Boost which was (and still is) completely stand alone, unique.
The Boost has an awesome reputation across the internet, although it has one commonly stated set back – a lot of people claim the original Aegis Boost had a leaking problem.
Let’s hope Geekvape have learned from the feedback, like they so often claim to.
Harley’s Hands On Video Review Of the Geekvape Aegis Boost PLus
What Can We Expect From The GeekVape Aegis Boost Plus?
We already set some expectations in the intro but lets lay it out here because there is more.
The Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus is an Aegis device so it is obviously shock, dust and water proof.
It’s a little bit bigger than the original and the screen display has been upgraded, it can even change colour, but it’s still pretty standard.
Although the max wattage remains at 40W there is one big power difference. An external battery the original had an integrated 1500mAh but the GeekVape Aegis Boost Plus has a external 18650, which can go up to 3,500 mAh.
Other than what is mentioned above, it all looks pretty similar. One thing I’ll be looking out for with a keen eye is leaking.
Lets take a look.
Inside The Box
- GeekVap Boost Plus Mod
- Boost Plus Pod
- 0.4ohm KA1 Mesh Coil
- 0.6 Ohm KA1 (Mesh) Coil
- Additional Drip Tip
- USB Cable
- User Manual
Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus Features
- Modes: VW, TC, Bypass
- Airflow Fully Adjustable AFC Ring
- Push Pull Coils
- Water, dust and shock proof
- Fast fire – <0.02s
- Overheat Protection
- Overtime Protection (10s)
- Short Circuit Protection
Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus Specs
- Kit Size: 114. 2 x 4 9.5 x 2 8.6 mm
- Pod Capacity: 5.5ml (2ml TPD)
- Display: 0.96” TFT Colour Screen
- TC: 100 – 315C / 200-600F
- Battery: Single 18650 (external)
- Temperature range: 100-315°C / 200-600°F
- Resistance range: 0.1-3ohm
- Material:Plastic, silicone, Leather, Zinc
- Dustproof, water resistant and shockproof
- Micro USB
Design and Build Quality
At this point pretty much the only thing I haven’t said about the Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus is that it is available in 6 Colours: Rainbow, Black, Red, Blue, Silver and Grey.
The Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus Mod
I like it more than the original Boost.
I’m not sure why though, maybe it’s because it’s wider, or maybe because the design has grown on me. But I do like the way it looks and feels.
From the side it almost looks like a standard Aegis Mod.
Having said that, I reviewed the Geekvape Aegis Max recently and the mod has pretty much all the same functionality, so perhaps it is a standard Aegis mod without the 510 connector.
For anyone that isn’t familiar with the Aegis range, I’ve added a picture of the Legend mod beside the new Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus.
From looking at the picture it’s fairly obvious what the Aegis design consists of. The outside is made out of rubber with a metal ‘skeleton’ that surrounds the material patch – which is usually leather.
Like the other Aegis devices, the skeleton is interchangeable with other Aegis Boost Plus skeletons by removing the T6 Torx Screws.
It looks great and the ‘ergonomic grip‘ is just that, it feels awesome to hold and fits the hand nicely.
Lets not forget the iconic durability, the Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus is apparently dust proof – water proof and shock proof.
It looks and feels it but we’ll give that a good testing later on in the review.
The Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus Pod
The pod is huge, more so in length than in height.
It’s easy to see the liquid level but thing thing I like the most is the placement of the coil information. The coils information is more often then not on the side of the coil and that’s not really idea, even with the most visible coils, the information can hard to see.
However the Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus Coils are push pull coils and their information is written on the bottom.
It’s one of those little things, that I think make a notable difference, especially in regards to convenience.
The Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus Airflow
The adjustable airflow is on the front of the device.
Although it is same as the original boost, is a very innovative design.
It is easy to adjust but not so easy that it alters on it’s own accord.
The airflow is very flexible for a 40w kit and allows ample airflow for 40W DTL vaping, and when fully closed, it is almost air tight.
Geekvape Aegis Boost – Screen
The screen is also very typical of an Aegis Kit, (with exception to the Aegis X Kit), although the display has been upgraded.
Across the top is the mode (Power – VW, TC-SS, TC- TCR, VPC, Bypass).
Below that is a groovy looking battery level indicator, which is divided into 6 parts.
Then in the middle is the current setting (Temperature or Wattage). At the bottom is the usual information: Resistance, Amps, Volts and puff count.
Geekvape Aegis Boost – Battery
Geekvape chose to stick with the popular 18650 size battery rather than the bigger batteries that are growing in popularity.
That’s not a bad thing though, for a design like this you have to make a decision, size vs battery.
That being said, I think Geekvape made the right decision, although a bigger battery wouldn’t have made a whole lot of difference to it’s size I think it is about the perfect size as it is. And lets face it for a 40W kit do you really need a bigger battery?
I think not.
Although the battery is external, the kit does take a Micro-USB charger.
Geekvape Aegis Boost – Battery Door
Aegis mods usually have 1 of 2 types of battery door: the screw cap or the latch.
I believe this mostly depends on if the mod is or dual battery, either way I’m delighted to see the Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus has the screw cap.
The screw cap is secure, waterproof and has it’s own built in handle.
It even has a flat head screw driver space in case it seizes shut, it can be a bit stiff but that’s due to the water proofing.
The threads are nice and smooth but due to the battery spring it can be a little bit fiddly to get the cap on. It’s not a major difficulty though, just remember to push as you screw.
Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus – Quick Start Guide
Filling The Pod
- Lift rubber plug at top of the pod
- Fill pod
- Reapply Plug
When filling the pod with a new coil, leave the liquid to soak into the coil for 5 minutes before using – known as priming your coil.
Changing the Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus Coil
- Press the pod release button on back of the system
- Pull out the coil from the base of the pod
- Insert the new coil and reapply it to the mod
- Fill and leave for 5 minutes to allow the liquid to soak into the coil
Insert A Battery Into Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus
- Lift the handle on the battery cap/door
- Unscrew and remove the cap
- Insert 18650 battery into the mod + side first
- Reapply cap securely
Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus Button Operations
- Turn on/off = Press fire button 5 times within 2 seconds
- Power up/down = Press ‘+’/’-’ buttons
- Lock/unlock ‘+’/’-’ buttons = Press ‘+’/’-’ simultaneously for 2 seconds – a smell padlock icon will appear below the power setting when locked
- Stealth Mode on/off (turn on/off screen) = Press and hold the fire button, ‘+’ and ‘-’ simultaneously for 1 second – Stealth mode also locks the ‘+’/’-’ buttons
- Screen Brightness Up/Down = Press and hold the fire button and ‘+’ / fire button and ‘-’
- Enter Settings = Press fire button 3 times within 2 seconds
- Exit Settings = Long press fire button or wait for 5 seconds
- Change ‘mode’ = Enter Settings then press ‘+’ or ‘-’ (current mode is stated at top of screen – Power, TC-NI, TC-SS, TC-TI, TC-TCR, VPC, Bypass)
- Clear puff Counter = Enter Settings then press fire button until puff count is high lighted, then press ‘+’/’-’
- Set VPC = Enter Settings then press fire button to move to through the parameter, press ‘+’/‘-’ to change the value of the selected parameter
How Does The GeekVape Aegis Boost Plus Perform
0.4ohm KA1 Mesh Coil
As always I started way down low. At 15w, if you take a long slow Direct To Lung inhale you get a very small cloud and a very small hint of flavour.
Up to 25w is the minimum recommended wattage for this coil and it’s where the coil comes alive.
A slow inhale provides a small fairly thick cloud and a nice prominent flavour that fills the mouth.
33w is the max recommended wattage, and it provides a decent sized cloud, although it’s small, it’s a very decent size for 33w!
The flavour is excellently prominent and floods the mouth, for 33w you can’t really expect any more, it’s pretty impressive.
Above the recommended wattage, 40w is the maximum the kit can provide.
The coil handles it really well. It provides awesome flavour, a nice thick cloud and most importantly no burning.
Throughout the recommended wattage, the coil provides a great Mouth To Lung experience. Although I think turning the airflow down makes it a bit heavy on the chest.
0.6ohm KA1 (Mesh) Coil
This coil is Recommended to be used between 15w and 25w. I tested it out with the Got Salt Peachy Promise nic salts, mixed at 50VG/50PG.
At the minimum recommend wattage (15w), there still isn’t much provided, the vapour production is little less than you would expect smoke from a cigarette and there is a little hint of flavour but it isn’t very prominent.
Down low at 5w and 10w the coil really doesn’t do much at all.
20w provides a cigarette like amount of vapour, maybe a little bit more and the flavour starts to come through although it still isn’t really a whole a mouth flavour.
25w is the maximum recommended wattage for this coil and it provides a great whole mouth flavour regardless of the airflow settings.
It is ample for Direct to Lung at 25w but the flavour does lack a little.
Up above the recommended wattage, at 30w provides a great flavour for both Direct To Lung and Mouth To Lung.
GeekVape Aegis Boost Plus Coil Summary
Both coils work really well with high VG liquid (70/30) however I would recommend sticking to 50/50 liquids if you are using the kit below 25w, purely to get a longer lasting coil life.
The combination of the two types of coil make this a great All In One device.
For me I prefer the 0.4ohm coil, purely because I think it’s more flexible in regards to wattage, and provides great flavour and vapour throughout regardless of vaping style (MTL or DTL).
GeekVape Aegis Boost Plus – Battery
The Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus takes an external 18650 battery.
As always I’m not going to talk about my experience of the battery life because there are so many determining factors but we’ll look at what you can expect from a 3,000mAh battery.
At 33w, the max recommended wattage among these coils, you would get roughly 600, 2 second puffs. That’s a puff every other minute for 20 hours!
At 25w, the max recommended wattage for the 0.6ohm coil, you would get roughly 800, 2 second puffs. That’s a puff every other minute for 26 hours!
At 15w, the minimum recommended wattage among these coils, you would get roughly 1,300, 2 second puffs. That’s a puff every other minute for 44 hours!
See what I mean about not needing a 21700 battery for this kit?
Does the Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus Leak?
When I uploaded the “first look” video on YouTube the most reoccurring comment was about whether or not it leaks.
I am happy to say no, it doesn’t, not at all.
It has been 2 weeks since I open the kit and filled it, for the first time.
Through-out those 2 weeks there hasn’t been a single leaked drop of any liquid.
Bare in mind there was a couple of days that I didn’t use it because I was reviewing the Aegis Max Kit, and that is phenomenally good especially for a pod system.
Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus – Durability
The last device I reviewed was the Aegis Max kit, and I liked that type stress test using every possible scenario.
I was convinced a pod mod wouldn’t be as durable as a conventional mod would be so I figured I’d play fair and do the same type of tests.
First of all the kit is waterproof, that’s great. Surely the most common way for someone to break a mod or phone is dropping it water (toilets, swimming pools, mop buckets, pods).
So I got the hot tap running, filled a pint glass and chucked it in. Absolutely no match for the Boost Plug.
Next up, Inspired by a real life customer, I chucked it in a tub of paint. Now the reason this is such a good test is, it helps highlight any areas where liquids get into.
Sure enough the mod passed with flying colours.
Although I did notice there was liquid behind the button, for a few clicks after drying the mod out, watered down paint kept seeping out, every time I pressed the fire button.
This is irrelevant to its durability because the button is water proofed from behind. However you aught to be aware that liquids get behind there if you ever have to ‘dry on off’.
Then my Favourite part.
Imagine you do the time old mistake of leaving your vape on the top of the car and then setting off.
There is one big difference between how I tested the Max and the Boost plus at this stage. With the Max I left the tank off, because it’s made partly of glass and it was definitely going to break.
However the Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus pods are plastic and clip on, instead of screwing on.
With the pod attached I put it on the roof of my car and drove off, and the pod fell off.
Now I think that is a significantly good thing here. I certainly don’t think the pod would have survived the next section.
When coming back to “look for the mod”, I “accidentally” ran over it a few times.
The interesting thing here is that the Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus got far less scuffs and scratches than the Aegis Max did.
At the top of the mod, where the pod attaches, the skeleton was bent inwards, so the pod no longer fit – maybe it would have been better if the pod stayed on after all…
Never fear I used the curb to bend the very tough metal back outwards, put the pod back on and it worked perfectly fine.
I should note, I then went indoors and used some pliers to bend the top of the skeleton a bit more because it was a little too tight and the curb wasn’t really the best tool.
It’s also important to remember the skeletons can also be replaced.
- Awesome Flavour Production
- Awesome Cloud Production
- Very Durable
- External 18650 Battery
- Decent Adjustable Airflow
- Reliable Battery door/cap
- 0.6ohm coil could be better
Final Review Verdict
It’s simple, if you’re looking for a 40W AIO kit, this is perfect.
Although I do believe if you prefer Mouth To Lung Vaping then there’s probably better kits on the market.
For an all rounder, or a small sub-ohm kit this little beast ticks all the boxes and it doesn’t leak!
So is this a pod kit you’re going to buy or are lucky enough to be already using?
Any thoughts or questions let me know in the comments below!