In for review today is the Geekvape B60 (or Boost 2) pod kit!
Geekvape for the most part have built their reputation on the ‘Aegis‘ line of products. And rightfully so – being one of the first to manufacture an IP68 rated, tough and durable device changed the market in many ways.
Since the birth of the Aegis products, we’ve seen countless robust, waterproof, shockproof devices enter the market from countless manufacturers.
There was a point however where it was felt the Aegis line has had its day, but clearly, Geekvape don’t think so!
The Aegis Boost 2 is also named the B60 to make life easier, and follows on from the original Aegis Boost which I reviewed back in February 2020.
Again this kit changed the game in many ways as it was one of the first ‘Pod Mods‘ to offer replaceable coils, wattage adjustment and airflow adjustment all in one tough looking shell along with being a 1500mAh rechargeable device.
Finally, after multiple variations of the Aegis Boost, we have the Mark 2 enter the market! Trouble is – the Pod-Mod market has changed a lot over the past 2 years.
So have Geekvape done enough to put this device back on top?
What Can We Expect From the Geekvape B60?
The B60 features a 2000mAh rechargeable battery and can be charged fairly quickly thanks to the 2A USB-C port.
Furthermore, the device keeps its IP68 rating but has an updated AS-Chipset.
Output wise this is stated as 5-60W (7.5V Max) and it appears to have Variable Wattage, Smart (sets a maximum output to prevent coil damage) and Boost user modes.
The 5ml (or 2ml for TPD Regulated areas) pod houses Geekvape’s B-Series coil which have been massively popular and also very durable.
To help prevent leaking the airflow inlets are on the top of the pod and the inlet has a slide adjustment.
You get the 0.2ohm and 0.6ohm coils included. These coils are also compatible with many other Geekvape kits.
There are 7 colour options to choose from: Blue Red, Silver, Bottle Green, Golden Red, Black, Mint Blue and Rainbow.
So let’s crack on with the review and see what the Aegis Boost 2 is all about.
This kit was sent to me free of charge for the purpose of review.
All views and opinions are solely those of my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of others.
Inside the Box
I received the sample packaging from Geekvape but as far as I am aware, the packaging contents will not change for the retail version.
- Geekvape B60 device
- Aegis Boost 2 Pod
- Coil removal tool
- USB-C Cable
- B-Series 0.2Ω Coil (50-58w)
- B-Series 0.6Ω Coil (15-25w)
Specs and Features
- Size: 25.9 x 71.6mm
- Battery: 2000mAh Built-In
- E-Liquid Capacity: 5.0ml (TPD Version 2.0ml)
- Display: 0.96 TFT
- Pods: Refillable, replaceable coils
- IP68 Rated
- Locking Slide switch (A Lock)
- Output Wattage: 5-60W (7.5V max)
- Airflow – Via slider on pod
- Charging: Via USB-C Port (Tested to 2 Amps)
- Coils: Geekvape B Series range
- AS-Chip 3.0 Chipset
- Top fill port
- Resistance range: 0.2-2ohm
Design and Build Quality
Without question the Aegis Boost 2 keeps well in line with the requirements to be placed in the Aegis range of products.
First off, the symbolic Aegis frame to protect the device is there plus the addition of the locking switch slider that we have recently seen on the Geekvape Aegis Legend L200 kit.
The device no longer has the full wraparound rubber coating but keeps the leather feeling panel on the rear along with a rubber base to keep it safe and solid when standing on a desk.
The face of the device features a 0.96in colour screen and above the screen is the expected ‘Ski-Slope’ style fire button. Below the screen are the adjustment buttons and the locking switch to the side of the device will lock all buttons.
As always, the paint quality and general finish of the Aegis Boost 2 is to Geekvape’s high standards. I have no complains with regards to the finish and fitment of any part of the device. All the buttons click nicely and the general look of the device is quite smart.
The Geekvape B60 Pod
The pod has certainly changed in a few ways meaning you can’t use the pod from other variants of the Aegis Boost.
There is no longer a clip which holds the pod in place, a weak spot with the old pods in my opinion. Now the magnetic connection has been beefed up, along with the airflow wheel which is now a slider, and placed on the rear of the pod.
The filling method has also been improved! A silicon plug is now situated at the front of the pod at an angle meaning ease of filling has greatly been improved.
The Aegis Boost 2 Pod makes use of the push-fitted B-Series coils and Geekvape claim that the pod is extremely leakproof.
At the top of the pod is a proprietary mouthpiece which has an unusual shape, but it’s not unusual to the Boost series.
B60 In The Hand
The B60 device feels solid and well made in the hand much like its predecessors. Although it’s slightly larger and wider than the original Aegis Boost, it still feels comfortable and portable.
I prefer this as a thumb firer with your fingers wrapped around the leather feeling panel at the back, but it’s still usable as a finger firer.
Even with the larger size battery and 5ml pod capacity, the device still feels compact and portable meaning it will happily sit in your pocket and not weigh you down.
How To Fill the Geekvape B60 Pod.
Here’s how to fill the pod with e-liquid:
- Lift the rubber bung to move it to one side.
- Fill with your desired e-liquid, I advise holding the pod at an angle for maximum filling.
- Re-fit the rubber bung.
- Leave the pod to sit for 5 minutes to allow the e-liquid to saturate the coil.
One thing to mention is the pod is quite darkly tinted meaning in poor lighting, you may struggle to see your e-liquid level.
Geekvape B60 Functions
The Aegis Boost 2 makes use of an updated AS chipset which has a number of features and handy options.
Here’s the basics:
- On/Off – 5 clicks of fire button.
- Adjust wattage – Left & right adjustment buttons.
- Change mode – 3 Clicks fire button.
- Modes available – Smart, Power (Variable Wattage), Boosting, Temperature control (NI, TI, SS, TCR), VPC (Custom curves).
Generally speaking, this is very easy to navigate and use
The Smart mode has been specifically highlighted by Geekvape and I can appreciate why. Generally speaking, the whole idea is the device will automatically detect the coil and its resistance and set the device automatically to the recommended wattage.
The B60 does a very good job at this and also allows you to adjust the wattage within set recommended parameters. So for example, the 0.2Ω coil will set at 54 watts but you can happily adjust the wattage between 50 and 58 watts. And cleverly it round-robins too!
How Does the Geekvape B60 Perform?
For both coils that come with the B60, I went with Code Red by Darkstar. I have it mixed to 3mg nicotine strength. The ratio is 80VG 20PG which is arguably a little thick, especially for the higher resistance coils, but I like to push these things and see how they cope.
If any of these terms are over your head – have a read of our handy guides below!
- MTL V DTL – A Guide To Vape Styles
- VG and PG in E-liquid – all you need to know
- Beginners guide to E-liquid
- Nic Salt E-liquid
Aegis Boost 2 – 0.2Ω B-Series Coil
The 0.2Ω B Series coil is recommended between 50 and 58 watts, and I was very happy with the recommended 54 watts that the smart mode automatically sets the device to.
With the airflow slider at its widest setting, the whole vape experience is very good. There is plenty of power to produce a nice cloud and very good flavour considering the size of these coils and the power you are putting through it.
The restriction is minimal but the slight restriction in airflow is very comfortable. There’s a slight coarseness to the airflow, regardless of where you set it.
The vape is quiet but you can feel a slight roughness to the flow of air. Nothing to bother you too much, but its certainly there.
Closing the airflow halfway certainly makes a difference to the restriction and becomes a proper RDL vape. However if you do this, I strongly advise you lower the wattage to around 45 watts as it starts to feel like you’re not putting enough air across the mesh to keep it from burning. It probably doesn’t help I’m using Max VG e-liquids but nonetheless that’s the experience I’ve had.
Aegis Boost 2 – 0.6Ω B-Series Coil
The 0.6Ω B Series coil is recommended between 15 and 25 watts, and the device automatically set the device to 20 watts which for me is more than acceptable. However tinkering around the 25 watt mark can be very good also, if not a little much for the max VG e-liquids at times.
Flavour wise, the 0.6Ω coil is more than acceptable, offering a slightly restrictive vape even with the airflow wide open. The flavour is good from this coil, but not great but the lower wattage will certainly have a positive effect on the life of your battery day to day.
Closing the airflow half way just adds to the restriction, which at 20 watts is actually still quite comfortable and quite smooth. However there is still a slight coarseness to it. Hard to explain but just not a super smooth vaping experience.
I’m quite impressed with the airflow range and just how much difference the airflow slider makes to the experience.
If you slide the airflow all the way shut, it’s practically shut, as you would expect. Meaning if you fancy it, you could install an even higher resistance coil and use this device as a proper MTL device. That’s as long as you’re happy with the installed mouthpiece shape to be used for MTL vaping.
Regardless – I’m really pleased with how Geekvape have implemented the airflow on the B60, certainly an improvement in the airflow style and very easy to adjust. If not a little coarse in the actual flow of air, but barely an issue.
As much as I prefer the airflow slider position, it’s also a little annoying as I sometimes find my index finger covers the airflow. But after a while, you re-adjust and never have that problem again.
I remember seeing comments in the past with regards to the Aegis Boost and variants after the original, being under-powered. I’m quite impressed however with the power output on the new B60, it more than handles the 50-58 watts required for the 0.2Ω coil and is more than capable of holding this power with the upgraded AS chipset.
The device feels right at home firing at 54 watts all day and doesn’t tend to get too warm unless you decide to stick it on charge
Battery Life & Charging
The upgraded 2000mAh battery is definitely a good thing, especially when using the device at 55 watts with the 0.2Ω coil. This means you should just about be able to squeeze a day’s battery life with this coil installed.
Additionally, the 2 amp USB-C charge port means charging the device is very quick. If not creating a little heat during charging but still if you’re on the go, and low on power, a quick power boost is more than possible.
Seeing as the B60 has an IP68 rating, meaning the device is dust-proof, waterproof and shockproof, I put it to a little test. Fortunately Geekvape were nice enough to send me two Aegis Boost 2’s so I could use one, and abuse one haha!
First a dunk in a pint of water
And then a kick around
Although the device is now a little battered, and dripping wet. It still works perfectly fine, including the exposed USB-C port! Sure, if the pod got anywhere near water, it’ll destroy the coil and the e-liquid inside, but the pod and device will be perfectly fine.
Even after the kids gave it a kick around in the garden, the scuffs are the worst thing that happened. Now they didn’t throw the Aegis Boost 2 at the floor full force, but nonetheless the device is extremely resilient to abuse.
Does the Geekvape B60 Leak?
Not a drop. And not even any condensation which I think is primarily due to the position of the airflow inlet. I’ve even left this device outside on a hot day, when e-liquid is at its most fluid, and it has not leaked nor shown any signs of weeping. Very good and to be honest, I’m not surprised as Geekvape are generally very good when it comes to being leak-free devices.
- Tough, durable and portable
- Decent power output
- Fair battery capacity
- Strong power output
- Decent flavour from both coils
- Easy to fill and adjust AFC
- Long lasting coils
- Coils cope very well with high VG e-liquid
- Drip tip/mouthpiece is proprietary
- Pod is a bit too tinted
- Airflow slider position is better, but index finger sometimes covers it.
Geekvape B60 Final Review Verdict
I remember being at Vape Expo in October 2019 and seeing the first Aegis Boost being released. Call this lame, but I was quite excited as I knew this kind of device was the future of the vape market. It offered everything that most people were looking for in higher power pod systems and the addition of adjustable airflow really stood out to me.
Don’t get me wrong, the original Aegis Boost was very good for its time and the RBA addition was an excellent way for people to enjoy a simple rebuildable. But there were some downsides.
The B60 offers everything that the original Aegis Boost offered but they’ve certainly taken in feedback. They have removed the awful pod clip, improved the display and the battery life as well as improving the power output. Coupled with the B-Series coil performance – you’re on to a winner.
The thing is – the Pod-Mod category has evolved and for sure the Aegis Boost 2 has evolved with it, but this is not a ‘Stand-Out’ device. It offers pretty much what the majority of Pod Mods offer in 2022 meaning I’m concerned this one will just be soaked up into an already over-saturated market and forgotten about.
Would this device be long lasting and still work 3, 6 or even 12 months from now?
To be perfectly honest I’m not the biggest fan of rechargeable devices as over time, the battery will degrade and you’ll end up having to pick up a new kit altogether. But the 2000mAh battery is large enough to handle a years worth of life, unless you’re recharging it three times a day. In which case I would probably advice looking at a system which uses 18650 or 21700 replaceable batteries.
Does this device deliver the flavour, vapour and general experience I require, in order to be enjoyed?
Overall I’m very impressed with the B-Series coils and their recommended wattages perfectly match the Aegis Boost 2. I hate it when devices come with coils which require the maximum wattage the device can achieve. Geekvape have really thought about matching the correct coils with the output of the device. A lovely DL vape which also offers a comfortable RDL if you prefer.
Is this device versatile to suit a new vaper and an experienced one alike?
Although I wouldn’t recommend this to someone looking for a true MTL experience, the device itself is still fairly versatile.
The B60 is simple enough for someone with little knowledge in vaping, yet offers enough power and options to be enjoyed by an experienced vaper.
Have you bought the Geekvape Aegis Boost 2 kit?
Or have you given it a try?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!