As I started writing the GeekVape Aegis Boost Pro review, I was convinced it was the exactly the same as the Boost Plus.
However I now realise the changes that have been made make it an entirely different device.
I have pretty much always defended the Aegis range against people that claim Geekvape is ‘milking‘ the line.
The last Geekvape Review I did was the Aegis Boost Plus.
So this review is going to be very heavy on comparing the two. Let us know what you think about the Aegis line in the comments below.
The kit I’ve received comes with plenty to look at, so we’re going to take a closer look at everhting.
What Can We Expect From The GeekVape Aegis Boost Pro?
Geekvape call the Aegis Boost Pro “An ultimate Quadra Vaping System” and it has a “new design embodied both in and out“… We’ll be looking closely for that!
Spoiler Alert – I think Geekvape has branded this completely wrong and in return will struggle to make people see the difference between the Boost Pro and the other boosts.
I think they should have called it “Boost DTL Pro” or something like that.
So the Quadra is Geekvape’s way of saying you can use the pod in 4 different ways. It can be used with the Boost Pro Pod, Boost Plus Pod, 510 Adapter or RDTA.
The GeekVape Aegis Boost Pro comes with a different airflow control… Well it’s the same but it’s been adapted to allow more airflow and more airflow control.
It also has a new User Interface (Screen Display).
As you would expect it is IP67 Waterproof, Dustproof and Shock Proof.
I expect there are a few of you that are hoping for a bigger battery, unfortunately we didn’t get that, it still operates on an 18650.
If you’re not a fan yet, just bare with me, because after looking at the specs and features I wasn’t sold either….
Inside the ‘Special Box’ I Received
I didn’t receive a standard kit, I received a full on showcase setup.
We’ll be looking at everything that came with it in this review, which is:
- Aegis Boost Pro Mod
- Boost Pro Pod
- Boost Plus Pod
- 510 Adapter
- RDTA Pod
- 4 Boost Plus Coils
- 2 Boost Pro Coils
- Coil Tool
- USB-C Cable
According to Geekvape’s website the usual kit comes with:
- Aegis Boost Pro Mod
- Boost Pro Pod
- 2 x Geekvape P Series Coil (0.2ohm & 0.4ohm)
- Coil Tool
- USB-C Cable
- Spare Parts
GeekVape Boost Pro Features
- Dimension：50.15 x 28.60 x 113.04mm
- Output Power：5 – 100W
- Input Voltage：3.2 – 4.25V
- Output Voltage：0.1 – 6.5V（ Max7.0V )
- Resistance Range：0.1Ω – 3.0Ω
- Longest Output/Vaping time：10s
- Battery Specification：18650 ( Single Battery )
- Charger Voltage：USB-C 5V/2A
- Display Screen：0.96 Inch TFT Color Screen
- Pod Capacity：6.0ml
- Shell Material：Plastic + Silicone + Leather + Zine Alloy
GeekVape Boost Pro the Case – Presentation
I feel very “wooed” by the James Bond style brief case. I wasn’t sure whether I should expect a vape or a gun…
Yes it’s a bit over the top but I do appreciate the effort.
I should also remind you this isn’t how the kit that usually comes.
GeekVape Boost Pro the Mod
In regards to the shape, size, feel and look, with the screen off, the GeekVape Aegis Boost Pro mod is almost identical to the Plus.
The only difference is a slight tweaking of the pod connection port (I talk about that in the next section).
Even the buttons are the same.
There is two difference that isn’t instantly noticeable though. The Boost Plus uses Micro-USB and the Boost Pro uses USB-C.
It also kicks out more power, the pro can do 100W as the plus could only do 40w.
These days a lot of people question if the actual max wattage can be achieved, in conjunction with ohms law. So I went to the bother of working it out for you and yes, it can fire up to 100W as long as the coil resistance is less than 0.49ohms.
For this is used a required wattage of 100W, the max Voltage output of 7V and 25A as the current because that’s what most of the popular (but not all) 18650s have for a stable output.
GeekVape Boost Pro Charging
As I have just stated the Aegis Boost Pro has been ‘upgraded’ to the newer, USB-C charging port.
A fair few people have said they don’t care which a manufacturer use but I do.
Mainly because USB-C is easier to use, as it can be used at either rotation, and they are thought to be longer lasting and more durable.
The port is concealed under the same rubber plug the Plus used, to keep it safe.
It still has a 2A charge rating and takes an external 18650.
GeekVape Boost Pro UI – Screen Display
I was hoping for big changes here, and although changes have been made, the operation is exactly the same and the order of the information is the same.
It just has a different ‘decoration‘.
In the picture, the Pro is on the left, the Plus is on the right.
I do like the new look, the screen is the same size but they’ve managed to get the font bigger, it’s a lot plainer, making it nice and easy to see the information you’re looking at.
GeekVape Boost Pro – Size
Oh, and did I mention is apparently a different size?
The Pro is 113.04 x 50.15 x 28.6mm while the Plus is 114.2 x 49.5 x 28.6mm…
…but no…I debunked that, the reason the sizes are bigger is because the Pro pod stands a little bit taller and due to the airflow dial, it’s also longer… so the mod is exactly the same size.
GeekVape Boost Pro the Pods
The kit I received comes with both the Aegis Plus Pod and the Aegis Pro Pod and although they look very similar there is a few difference to be aware of.
- The Pro has a bigger juice capacity (Plus = 5.5ml / Plus = 6ml)
- The Pro has a more airflow
- They take different coils (Pro coils are bigger)
- The Pro have a round 810 Drip tip while the Plus’ is smaller and flat in shape
- The connections are slightly different
The Airflow Comparison
The Aegis Pro has adopted and adapted the iconic Aegis Boost dial type airflow.
As the Boost and the Boost Plus just had a hole in the front of the dial that you could open and close, the Boost pro has a bigger dial, bigger front hole and 2 holes on the underside, so when the airflow is fully open it allows much more airflow.
However that is also a detriment to those of you that are a big fan of MTL as the Aegis Boost Pro pod isn’t as good at restrictive draw.
Even with the airflow fully shut off, it still allows more air to pass through than the Plus pod does when the airflow is a little bit open.
Personally for me, that isn’t as much of a problem, I have always favoured nice open airflow.
Mouth Piece Comparison
Again, I think how much you will like each mouth piece will depend of whether you favour MTL or DTL.
The Boost Pro mouth piece is more like a Direct To Lung mouth piece, mainly in the respect that it is bigger and round.
The Boost Plus mouth piece is smaller and flatter which is a lot more common in Mouth To Lung vapes.
The connections are almost the same.
The release buttons are the same, the port shape is pretty much same, everything is the same, except from the size of the airflow dial and ledge that holds the pod into the mod.
Geekvape did something quite ingenious, in fact it is something gaming consoles have been doing with games for years, they made the pod port backwards compatible.
The little ledge I’m talking about is located under the airflow control.
On the Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus that ledge was made up of 1 ledge in the center, spanning about 1/3rd of the width of the pod.
On the Boost Pro pods, it’s the complete opposite; they got rid of that ledge and put one at either side of where it used to be.
By making the lip inside the pod port longer and not filling in the gap between the two ledges, Geekvape has succeeded in making it so you can use a Boost Plus pod on the Pro but you can’t use a pro pod on the boost.
Don’t forget the airflow dial is also bigger on the Boost Pro.
I have to admire that design, simple but super smart.
Geekvape Aegis Boost Pro Coils
These coils are huge! I’ve been using each coil for roughly a week each (6 or 7 days).
The thing I really like about these coils is, the information (ohms and recommended wattage) is on the bottom of the coil – this applied to the Boost plus coils as well.
Geekvape Aegis Boost Pro – 0.4ohm 50-60W Mesh Coil
I have to say I was super surprised with this coil. It was the first coil I used and wow!
So in good tradition, we’ll start way down at 40W with the airflow fully open, and already we can taste the Peach and Passion fruit blend, it’s not super prominent but it’s there and the vapour production is a small cloud.
Up to the minimum wattage. 50W ups everything, the vapour is thicker and the flavour is more prominent but it’s got me wanting more!
60W is the top of the recommended range and it’s strange because the vapour production feels super thick in the throat (in a good way) but it doesn’t produce huge clouds.
The flavour is nice but I’ve got to admit, I still want more!
70W does good, It’s above the recommended wattage, but it handles it like like a charm!
The flavour is awesome on the way in, awesome on the way out and it leaves a great taste at the back of the throat.
The cloud is nice and thick, it’s still not the biggest, but it is nice for 70W and it still feels good!.
Geekvape Aegis Boost Pro – 0.2ohm 60-70W Mesh Coil
This time we’ll start at 50W, and we get pretty much the same experience we did with the 0.4ohm coil at 40W.
Small but surprising in both vapour and flavour.
At 60w, I’m feeling a little bit let down, the vapour production picks up a little bit but the flavour tastes “watered down”.
70W turns the tables, the flavour is greatly prominent, although it isn’t my favourite of the 2 coils yet.
Now it’s the vapour production that doesn’t seem to be as good as I had hoped.
80W is 10W above recommended and both come together nicely!
I was worried for a second but the 0.2ohm coil at 80W I sublime, the flavour is on point and the vapour is nice and thick.
Thank you Geekvape, you gave me exactly what I was hoping for!
Geekvape Aegis Boost Pro – Leaking
This is a gamble because reviewers always say the Boosts don’t leak then customers always say they do.
But all I can say if throughout the last few weeks that I’ve been using the kit and it’s attachments, nothing has leaked.
Geekvape Aegis Boost Pro – The 510 Adapter
Remember what I said about the ledges? Well Geekvape have either:
- Sent me the Plus adapter
- Are using the same adapter they used for the plus
- Made the adapter compatible with the Plus.
Because the 510 Adapter uses the one smaller ledge like the Boost Plus, and the “would be” airflow dial area is smaller than the Pros.
Out of the 3 above I think the 2nd one is more likely.
Either way, I have never used a 510 adapter on an Aegis boost and I must say, I like it!
It only makes the mod about 1mm taller and if you didn’t notice the release button on the back you could easily mistake it for a 510 mod.
The connection plate is screw-less and the whole thing holds to the mod pretty well. I gave it a push and a pull and it didn’t even budge.
For those that are wondering the top of the 510 connector is 24mm wide.
Geekvape Aegis Boost Pro the RDTA Pod
We’re not going to go into this part in much detail either because I’m 100% sure it’s the Boost Plus RDTA.
However we will discuss how it performs because before now we have never had the opportunity to take it higher than 40W.
A few key points about it:
- Airflow has adjustable side on airflow, and it also uses the dial for bottom airflow. (Not adjustable).
- Full assembly (Deck -Built into pod, airflow tube, topcap and removable driptip)
- Coils: Single
- Capacity: 4ml
- Fill Hole: Top plug
- Easy to build on
Geekvape Aegis Boost Pro – Performance
I like it…
OK it’s not my favourite RDTA, but for what it is, it is good.
I put a 0.6ohm Fused Clapton in and fired it upto 80W, the flavour was good and the vapour production was good.
My main complaint is, it is a little bit noisy and I like that it has side and bottom airflow but I don’t understand why they made the bottom airflow (that comes through the dial) fixed.
If it was adjustable you would be able to choose between side, bottom or both.
- Good Flavour
- Good Vapour
- Super Durable
- External 18650 Battery
- Good DTL adjustable airflow
- Reliable Battery Door
- Backward comparable pods
- Not so good MTL Airflow
- Still no 21700 battery
Final Review Verdict
Okay okay, I was wrong. As I said at the beginning I think Geekvape has marketed it wrong.
The way I see it, GeekVape has changed the Aegis Boost Plus from a 40w MTL device to a 100W DTL device, and it works pretty well.
You could argue that it isn’t an AIO because the airflow doesn’t go all the way to really restrictive, but it’s compatible with the Plus pod which does.
But apart from upped power output and a newly decorated screen display, it’s practically the same mod.
It’s no wonder Geekvape has made sure the pods were not backward compatible or you could just upgrade your pod.
I’m Torn With This One!
It’s left me torn if I’m honest.
At first I though not enough had changed, and I still think that, they could have at least given us 21700.
The vast majority of the upgrades are in the pod, which leads to say, they could have saved the hassle and just brought out a new pod to go onto the Plus mod.
However there is no way you could have made it, as the airflow options the Pro has, without sacrificing the looseness or the restrictiveness.
That being said, it isn’t as restrictive anyway, so they could’ve just brought out a newer pod with far looser airflow and sacrifice some of the adjustability.
So I’ve gone from being against the release of the kit because not enough has changed to sitting on the fence.
Maybe I’m for the new kit and just too stubborn to admit it – I’m not sure.
As I’ve said a few times, a few extra changes, like a 21700, which would have been very warmly welcomed and definitely made it more worth while.
Would I buy it or upgrade from the Plus?
It’s a good DTL Pod Mod.
But if you’re looking for an MTL pod mod, stick with the Plus.
Is this a vape kit your interested in or already own?
Let me know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below…