The Geekvape Aegis Boost is a pod mod and the latest in the indestructible line of vape kits bearing the by now legendary name.
I could quite simply copy and paste an introduction to all of the GeekVape Aegis products – the original Aegis – the Aegis Legend – the Aegis Mini – right through to the two I’ve reviewed: the Aegis Solo and the Aegis X.
And along the way GeekVape has also taken this line of mods down the squonking route with the Aegis Squonk kit!
It’s fair to say Geekvape has enjoyed success with their ‘indestructible’ yet comfortable mods.
Now and with this sudden surge of what they tend to call ‘Pod Mod’ devices – such as the Smok RPM40 and the VooPoo Vinci, I think it’s only fair to give the Aegis Boost a proper introduction, separate to those that have come before it.
If you’re unfamiliar with what I call a ‘Pod Mod’ let me explain.
Quite simply a pod mod tends to be a device similar in style and size to a normal run of the mill pod system.
However, the difference is in the way it behaves, much closer to a mod and tank combo.
Generally meaning that a pod mod has a higher wattage capacity, which is adjustable.
There’s a larger battery in most cases and most importantly, is capable of delivering a Mouth-To-Lung, and very intense Direct-To-Lung vape similar to that of a usual single, or dual battery mod with a large capacity tank on top.
And of course, the pod itself must be refillable and house a much larger, replaceable coil.
An AIO kit you say?
Well yes maybe that’s the case with this one, but that certainly wasn’t the case with ‘The Real Pod Mod’ by Smok.
Not being capable of a decent, tight MTL draw doesn’t put the Smok RPM40 in the ‘AIO’ category, and neither does that apply to the VooPoo Vinci.
But on the face of it, the Geekvape Aegis Boost certainly looks like it has the capacity to call itself an AIO Pod-Mod.
What Can We Expect From The Geekvape Aegis Boost?
Similar in style to its predecessors, but definitely in the pod category, the Aegis Boost features a 1500mAh battery, a 3.7ml capacity ‘tank’ which can take replaceable coils.
There is also an option of an RBA deck, which has now been included in this review.
And most importantly, full adjustable airflow by way of the AFC Ring at the front of the pod.
So let’s crack on with the Aegis Boost review and see what this kit is all about…
This kit was sent to me for the purpose of review.
All views and opinions are solely those of my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of others.
NOTE: updated to include a review of the GeekVape Boost RBA head.
See The Aegis Boost and RBA in Action
What’s in the Box:
I received the sample packaging for the Geekvape Aegis Boost pod kit.
So the included elements were limited to:
- 1 x Aegis Boost Mod
- 1 x Aegis Boost Pod
- 1 x Spare Drip-Tip
- 1 x Coil Removal Tool
- 1 x Micro-USB Charging Cable
- 1 x 0.4Ω Mesh Coil (25-33w)
- 1 x 0.6Ω Mesh Coil (15-25w)
Specs and Features
- Size: 106.8×27.7×39.2mm
- Battery: Internal 1500mAh
- E-Liquid Capacity: 3.7ml (TPD Version 2.0ml)
- Output Wattage: 5-40w (Adjustable in 0.5w Increments)
- Display – 0.45in OLED Screen
- Charging: Via Micro USB 1.5hrs
- Coils – Push Fit
- Airflow – Fully Adjustable AFC Ring.
- IP67 Waterproof, Dust-proof, Shockproof.
- Rebuildable Deck (RBA) – Coming Soon
Design and Build Quality
I received the All Black version of the Aegis Boost, and to put it bluntly, I see no lack in quality when comparing it to any of the other Aegis Mods.
Just because this is a shrunk down variant of a Legend, certainly doesn’t mean they’ve lowered the standards.
In the Hand
The Geevape Aegis Boost is extremely light, even when loaded with 3.7ml of e-liquid.
But it’s also sturdy and well built.
For a small device, you usually hear, or feel the odd creak or crunch if you give the device a tight squeeze.
Not with the Boost that’s for sure.
With your fingers wrapped around the rubbery sections and leather on the one end, its extremely comfortable to hold and use if you’re a thumb fire kinda person.
Flipping it round for a finger fire and its slightly odd to hold, but still comfortable.
The kit only comes with the one Pod.
However, seeing as its got replaceable coils and a refill section at the top, you probably wont be too bothered about this.
My only minor concern would be long term, how will the one pod cope with day to day use?
Separate pods will be available to purchase, should you damage the one included.
In fact, I’m tired of calling this a pod, its a tank.
It holds e-liquid, you can replace the coils and adjust the airflow.
Its a tank…
The tank comes with a dust cap that clicks onto the top, protecting the mouthpiece.
It is rather small and flimsy, and there’s nowhere to put it when using the device – so its pretty much pointless for me.
Plus, I’m bound to lose it sooner or later!
The pod clicks in to the device quite nicely, and un-clips just the same via the PUSH button on the back of the pod.
I have my concerns over the durability of the clip itself as mine has already started to wear.
So I would like to think GeekVape will find a way to strengthen that clip to allow it to last a lot longer.
At the top of the pod is a proprietary mouthpiece/drip-tip that is bespoke for the Aegis boost, and there are 2 different styles in the kit.
One is more of a mouth-piece style, whilst the other is similar to a straight 510 tip.
Both are pretty comfortable, however, I preferred the oval shaped tip.
GeekVape Aegis Boost Airflow Control
At the front end of the pod is a wheel, yeah that’s the best way to describe it.
A little spinning wheel that turns 360 degrees and it allows you to fully adjust your airflow to your preferred.
There is a slight restriction to the wheel, so the adjustment you make isn’t going to spin loose easily.
Just above the spinning wheel is your fill port, protected by a silicon bung which ideally you need nails to remove.
Once removed, the fill hole is large enough for even the big-tipped bottles.
GeekVape Aegis Boost Coil Installation
The Coils that come with the Aegis Boost are push-fit coils, and they’re simple to install at the base of the pod.
However you might want to make use of the coil-removal tool that comes in the kit.
Unless you have strong finger nails, it can be quote difficult to remove them.
The two coils that came in my package are 0.30Ω and 0.60Ω and are both push-fit mesh.
The 0.3Ω coil is recommended at 25-33w, whilst the 0.6Ω is recommended to be used at a lower 15-25w.
I would hazard a guess that more coils will be released, including a much higher resistance coil which would be ideal for a Mouth-To-Lung vape, especially for using with Nic Salt e-liquids.
Thanks to the fully adjustable airflow, you can still enjoy a MTL vape with either of the provided coils.
- Mouth To Lung (MTL) VS Direct To Lung (DTL) Vaping: What’s The Difference?
- Guide To Nicotine Salt E Juice and Best Nic Salt Brands
How To Fill the Geekvape Aegis Boost Pod
Well firstly you want to make sure you’re in a well lit place because the pod is made from a very dark plastic making it difficult to check your e-liquid level.
Bit annoying at times if I’m honest.
No filling in the dark folks!
- Lift the silicon Bung at the top of the pod
- Fill with your desired e-liquid
- Re-fit the silicon bung and allow the coil to soak your e-liquid for at least 3 minutes
- Crack On!
I’d advise priming your coils with a few drops of e-liquid when using them for the first time.
It just helps eliminate the chances of a dry hit, or burning your coil out.
Read more: Why priming your coils is important
The 0.45in OLED display is extremely simple on the Aegis Boost, but I have been informed there has been some improvement to the display since the samples have been sent out.
I’m unsure yet how it will compare to the display on the retail, version of the Geekvape Aegis Boost.
On my sample version I can only really adjust the wattage, from 5.00w, up to 40.0w in 0.5w increments, and the level does round-robin using the Up-Down buttons below the fire button.
Here’s what mine displays:
- Puff Counter
- Coil resistance
And that’s it, there is no menu options to worry about but I cant comment on what the retail version will include.
It may be possible there are more options coming with regards to the display and menu so if I get any further information, I’ll be sure to update this review.
The Geekvape Aegis Boost RBA Pod
So If you’ve previously read this review back when it was published in November of last year, you may have noticed at that point, the RBA Pod wasn’t currently available. Fortunately I’ve since been sent the RBA deck, so lets get right to it.
If you’re into rebuildables, or even if you’re not, but you fancy saving yourself a few quid on buying coils, the rebuild-able Aegis Boost RBA may be an option.
From my testing, and also from what I’ve heard, the coils themselves seem to have an excellent life, to the tune of around 6000 puffs!
Nonetheless, the RBA deck gives the user an alternative to pre-made coils.
Inside The Box
- 1 x Aegis Boost RBA
- 1 x Drip Tip
- 1 x Tri-Tool
- 2 x Cotton Strips
- 2 x 1.3Ω KA1 Coils
- 1 x 0.6Ω N80 Fused Clapton Coil
Geekvape Aegis Boost RBA Specs and Features
- Eliquid Capacity: 2ml
- Build Deck: Spring Loaded Twin Post
- Airflow: Adjustable airflow ring
- Filling: Top-Fill
The Geekvape Aegis Boost Pod
The pod itself works, fills and fits exactly like the normal pod that takes ready made push-fit coils, however with the RBA it almost looks like a miniature RDA has been sunk into the top.
Once the barrel has been unscrewed, you’re presented with a nicely machined deck with 2 posts, meaning this is basically a single coil RBA.
There are also 2 juice ports that lead directly into the pod itself, so you could almost call this an RDTA.
Geekvape Aegis Boost RBA Build Tutorial
For this tutorial, I made use of the larger 0.6Ω N80 Fused Clapton Coil with the idea of getting a Direct To Lung experience out of it, more on that later.
Fitting the Coil
First off, unscrew the two post screws, the clamps below the screws are spring-loaded, and could maybe do with opening up another 2mm or so, but they open up far enough to fit a coil of this size – just about!
Fit your coil in place and ensure you leave a gap between the coil, and the base of the deck to allow air to pull through and over the coil.
Ensure you cut each end of the coil as tight to the deck as possible as this will ensure it doesn’t short out with the barrel when its re-fitted.
Lastly fit the pod onto the Aegis Boost device, check your resistance and pulse the coil at a low wattage to ensure its glowing from the centre out.
If its uneven or showing hot spots, gently scrape the coil with a tool and fire again.
Still no joy? Try pinching the coil together with a set of pin nosed pliers, eventually you’ll get there.
Wicking the Geekvape Aegis Boost RBA
Once you’ve slid a small amount of cotton through the coil, I’ve found wetting the cotton with your desired e-liquid really helps with the fiddly job that comes next.
Fitting the cotton ends down into the pod housing.
The holes that need to be filled with cotton are very small but you also want to ensure you’re not just plugging the holes, but dropping the cotton down into the pod.
Once that’s done, all that is left is to fill the pod if you need to, screw down the barrel and enjoy.
How Does the Geekvape Aegis Boost RBA Perform?
During my time with the Aegis Boost, I’ve enjoyed mixing around the e-liquids I was using.
From 80VG-20PG e-liquids designed for Direct To Lung hits, and I’ve also vaped a tank or two of Nic Salts 50VG-50PG to really push the coils.
I’m not a fan of swapping flavours on the same coil, but I felt its important these coils are as robust and strong as the device, and the Aegis line itself so I really went to town with them.
GeekVape Aegis Boost Flavour and Clouds
0.4Ω Mesh Coil
The 0.4Ω Mesh coil performs excellently for both flavour, and vapour production.
At 27 watts with the airflow all the way open, the vape is exceptional for such a small device.
And even when chain-vaping on the Boost, it keeps up excellently and I’ve had no problems at all.
Geekvape Aegis Boost RBA 0.6Ω Mesh Coil
My experience with the 0.6Ω coil is pretty much the same as the 0.4Ω coil – blooming’ excellent.
There’s really no other way to describe it.
At 20 watts, again with the airflow all the way open, its a lovely vape.
Knock the wattage down to 12-15w, slide the airflow down to a very small amount, and the Mouth-To Lung vape is amazing too.
For both coils, I really cannot stress just how impressed I am, mostly with the flavour.
The vapour production is good, not a huge cloud chucker, but a decent cloud nonetheless.
But the flavour on both coils…Wow!
Geekvape Aegis Boost RBA Deck
0.6Ω Ni80 Fused Clapton Mesh Coil
At 25w, I was hoping for a DTL kind of draw, however the coil takes up so much space that the airflow is limited, meaning you’re likely to use this coil for a MTL draw.
So dropping down to 20w, with the airflow halfway open, you get a very decent draw, and good flavour.
But in all honesty, the coil really enjoys more power than that, so I left it at that and went onto the higher resistance coils.
1.3Ω KA1 Coils
Recommended at 10-15 watts, the 1.3Ω coils are really nice, airflow at the minimum, and wattage at 15w you will enjoy the type of restriction, and flavour you’re looking for.
A stellar vape and very battery friendly.
Also because of the smaller coil, its possible to get a decent DTL from this, or any coil of around this size.
So the RBA deck really can do what I enjoyed with the 2 stock coils supplied.
Due to being able to perfectly dial in the airflow as you like it, the Geekvape Aegis Boost is capable of truly being an All-In-One Kit.
Don’t get me wrong, when the airflow is all the way open, it is a little restrictive, but more than capable of a nice Direct-To-Lung vape.
And with a spin of the wheel, you’re back to Mouth-To-Lung vaping.
So this device may boast a 1500mAh internal battery, but if you’re likely to make use of the 0.4Ω coils, at around 28-33w – say goodbye to the battery within 150-200 puffs.
Using the 0.6Ω coil, at 20 watts, that puff count goes up to approx 300-350 puffs.
Which was enough battery life to last me the daytime, with just a cheeky charge in the evening to last until bed.
I think the Geekvape Boost could really do with an 0.8Ω coil, or in fact, with the use of the rebuild-able/RBA head its possible to eek out that battery life a little longer.
Charging the device is easy enough via the silicon-bung protected Micro USB port on the side of the device, and during my testing, its taken around 1 hour to charge which is ace.
GeekVape Aegis Boost IP Rating and Durability
After my disastrous end to my testing of the GeekVape Aegis X, I decided to be a little less brutal with the Aegis Boost.
The Boost enjoyed a good 30 minutes in a large vase of water, and also the odd drop and fall from my desk – nothing too heavy, just general day to day accidents.
And it still looks good as new and showed no signs of water ingress either!
So it can stand beside its Aegis brothers and sisters and be proud to be just as durable.
- Amazing flavour
- Nice cloud chucker
- As tough as its predecessors
- Extremely comfortable
- RBA Deck is fairy easy to build on
- RBA Deck is an excellent addition
- Display Limited (May be improved in Retail Version)
- Pod is too dark to see e-liquid level
- Pod clip may be prone to damage
- Battery doesn’t last long on wattage’s over 28w
- RBA is fiddly to wick the juice ports
I’ve been extremely fortunate to test out both the Smok RPM40, and the VooPoo Vinci Pod Mod systems.
And I’ve done the best I can NOT to mention either of those systems during this review, but let’s cut to the chase.
If you’re not too bothered about having a smart looking colour screen – buy the Geekvape Aegis Boost.
It’s by far the best out of the 3.
Not only does the fully adjustable airflow control wheel make this top of its class, it also delivers the best flavour for both a DTL and MTL experience, with the added bonus that the device is IP67 waterproof, dust-proof and shockproof.
What more could you want?!
This has been the first time I’ve tested an ‘AIO’ Pod Mod system that genuinely delivers everything you expect from this type of kit.
Some minor improvements could be made to the pod, mainly the pod itself could do with being a little lighter, as its very dark to see your e-liquid level, and the clip that holds the pod in place needs beefing up a bit.
Lastly, the RBA Deck. Overall its a winner. Building on it, like any Mouth-To-Lung device, is a little fiddly and the wicking ports are small so take your time. But once you’ve done a few builds and a few re-wicks, you’ll have it down no problem.
For me, this wins first place for Best Pod Mod in 2019 so far.
There’s a number of features that I look at when trying out a device, and for something to score highly, it needs to meet certain demands.
‘Would this device be long lasting and still work 3, 6 or even 12 months from now?’
The only weakness I feel is with the clip on the pod itself, other than that, the Geekvape Aegis Boost is designed to last.
Does this device deliver the flavour, vapour and general experience I require, in order to be enjoyed?
Best in its class and extremely close in flavour to that of a larger Sub-Ohm Tank or RTA.
Is this device versatile to suit a new vaper, and an experienced one alike?
With the added bonus of allowing a legitimate Mouth-To-Lung vape, this ticks every box for a new vaper, and allows them to stick with this device as they slowly transition into Direct-To-Lung vaping.
There is also enough there for the hobbyist vaper, not just with the MTL and DTL option, but also now with the RBA Deck, allowing the more experienced vaper to play around and customise their vape even more.
A perfect starter kit, but has enough punch to be enjoyed by an experience vaper as well.
The Aegis Boost is my new favourite mod for when I need something lightweight and portable, but still want a dense Direct To Lung, flavour filled vape.
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