I’m reviewing the Geekvape M100 kit, and let’s not beat around the bush here!
Does the new version of the Geekvape Mini Kit have what it takes to be your next purchase?
Geekvape has been squeezing the juice out of the Aegis line for approximately 12 thousand years and as much as they try and be sneaky be renaming things, like the Geekvape L200 (Which is actually an Aegis 2) and now with the M100 which is actually an Aegis Mini…
They ain’t foolin’ no one!
But Geekvape has been clever with its new names of devices, the ‘M’100 is basically a new version of the ‘Mini’ 100w device and in keeping with this theme, the ‘L’200 is the new ‘Legend’ 200w device.
So the new Aegis Mini is quite simply a mini version of their new Aegis 2 dual 18650 device which of course features almost everything you would expect from this line including an IP68 rating, an up to date chipset and a version of their ‘Z’ tank.
The new M100 kit is no different – featuring an IP68 rating, a different version of their Z tank and this time round which they call the Z Nano 2 and the device houses an internal 2500mAh battery!
So let’s crack on and see what the Geekvape M100 Kit is all about…
Inside the Box
I received sample packaging for this kit, so the contents you receive may vary:
- 1 x Geekvape M100 Mod
- 1 x Geekvape Z Nano 2 Tank
- 1 x Geekvape B Series Coil – 0.2Ω 50-58w
- 1 x Geekvape B Series Coil – 0.6Ω 15-25w
- 1 x Drip Tip
- 1 x Coil removal tool
- 1 x Spare parts bag
- 1 x Spare Glass (2.0ml)
- 1 x USB-C Cable
- 1 x Warranty Card/User Guide
Geekvape M100 Key Features
Geekvape M100 Mod
- Product Size: 36.9 x 84.1 x 26.6mm
- IP68 Rating
- Output Wattage: 5-100w
- Output Modes: VW/BYPASS/VPC/TC-Ni/TC-Ti/TC-SS/TCR
- Charging: Via USB-C Port at 2A
- Output Voltage: 8.5v
- Resistance range: 0.1Ω – 3.0Ω
- Display: 1.08″ OLED
- Battery: 2500mAh Internal
Geekvape Z Nano 2 Tank
- Height: 52.27mm
- Diameter: 22.0mm
- Coil – Geekvape B Series
- Airflow: Top to bottom
- To Fill: Bayonet Cap
- Capacity: 3.5ml / 2.0ml TPD
Geekvape M100 Colours
As a kit, it comes in Silver, Grey, Black, Navy Blue, Red and Rainbow but if you are more interested in the Geekvape Z Nano 2 Tank, you can find that in Gold also.
Design and Build Quality
I received the Black variant of the Geekvape M100 kit which also comes with a Black Geekvape Z Nano 2 tank.
The Black tank will be supplied only with the Black or Red M100 device.
If you opt for the Silver or Grey version, the tank will be Silver.
The Blue M100 will come with a blue tank, and the rainbow… Well, it’ll come with a rainbow tank.
The Z Nano 2 Tank
Drip Tip & Top Cap
The provided 510 drip tip fits nice and snug inside its housing thanks to an internal O-ring and its also a fairly comfortable drip tip, if not a little on the thin side. But its fairly tough so doesn’t bend with a squeeze.
Geekvape M100 Top Fill Port:
With an anti-clockwise 90 degree turn, the bayonet top cap will come off and reveal two fairly well sized kidney shaped fill ports.
The top cap itself is a little stiff to remove, but its not too tight, and thanks to the bevelled shape meaning you get good grip of the cap.
Geekvape M100 Airflow Control
Being a top airflow tank means the airflow, is at the top 😉
The dual airflow is easily adjustable and has a stopper at fully open, and fully closed.
There isn’t much grip to the AFC but there is some nice engraving stating ‘GEEKVAPE [Z]’.
Tank Capacity & Chamber
I was fortunate enough to get the 3.5ml capacity bubble glass and there is also a second glass in the kit, which isn’t quite a straight glass, but isn’t quite a bubble.
Either way the ‘Not So’ bubble glass will give you the usual 2.0ml capacity.
The inner chamber has the usual Zeus logo etched into it which stands out quite loudly, especially once you’ve filled the tank with e-liquid, but there are two large opening on each side of the inner chamber so if you’re lucky, you may just see what the resistance is of your coil, if you’ve positioned it correctly.
At the bottom of the inner chamber is the port for your push-fit coil installation which in the case of the Geekvape Z Nano 2 tank, doesn’t need to be installed in a certain position fortunately, so just push in and go.
There are two small curvy slots on the outer edge to the base of the chamber which is where the airflow will travel down, from the top and then back up through the coil.
The base has the usual Geekvape branding and information. Unusually however, it just says GEEKVAPE Z instead of the tanks full name, not sure why.
The 510 connector has nice clean threading with a protruding pin and peak insulator.
But of course, you should not use this tank on a non-regulated device.
Tank – Overall
Overall the tank is built to Geekvape’s usual high standard, well machined and very clean out of the box.
The M100 Mod
The black variant of the GeekVape M100 has a nicely brushed black plate up top and the device itself will hold an atomiser up to 22mm before you may notice some overhang.
USB -C Port
Hidden under a rubber flap near the top of the device, just like the Aegis Legend 2 L200 is the USB-C port for charging at 2 amps and for firmware upgrades.
Having this rubber cover allows the device to achieve an IP68 rating.
Front Of the GeekVape M100
The GeekVape M100 has a fairly sizeable 1.08″ colour display which is fairly bright and very clear.
Just above the display is the usual ‘Ski-Sloped’ fire button which has a nice click to it.
Below the display is the adjustment buttons which are in the left and right formation and also have a nice click, but perhaps a little more padded in feel than the fire button.
As this has no removable battery, it has no battery door but just some basic information on he base stating the battery capacity and obviously that its made in China.
The device itself is probably Aluminium or perhaps Zinc Alloy. I’m going with Zinc Alloy with the M100, it just feels a little sturdier than Aluminium.
Around the back of the device is the very well known padded leather type of feeling material which is held in place by the same style of frame we see with most Aegis devices.
There is also a sliding locking switch on the side of the device which will lock all the controls, the idea being, you can slide to lock the device, pop it in your pocket and get on with your day.
However – much like the L200, the switch in my opinion is the wrong way round, meaning if you were to slide the device into the pocket of your favourite skinny jeans, then the device will actually unlock as it enters your pocket…D’Oh.
The Geekvape M100 Mod – Overall
The Geekvape M100 is a very solid feeling device with all the expected qualities from anything from the Geekvape Aegis line.
The black version has some very nice contrasts in colour from the matt black finish of the body, the gloss finish of the frame and the satin finishes of the buttons – nicely laid out and executed.
Geekvape M100 In the Hand
For a device which houses a 2500mAh battery and with the usual Aegis sub-frame its actually nicely weighted and feels solid in the hand.
I prefer the device as a thumb firer as it leaves your fingers wrapped around the soft padding and your thumb rests comfortably on the ski slope style firing button.
How To Fill The Geekvape Z Nano 2 Tank
- Anti-clockwise twist the top cap 90 degrees
- Fill with your desired e-liquid
- Re-fit the top-cap with a clockwise push and twist 90 degrees
- Allow the e-liquid to saturate the coil for a good 5 minutes.
The Geekvape B Series Coils
The B Series coil first appeared with the release of the Geekvape Aegis Boost kit and in my experience (along with some of my friends) are some of the longest lasting coils on the market.
Now I’m not quite sure how or why this is, but from my experience and others I know, they’ve been known to last a month with care and using e-liquids which aren’t perhaps too sweet.
The B Series line of coils include a 0.2Ω (Included in kit) a 0.3Ω, 0.4Ω, 0.6Ω (Included) and also a 1.2Ω coil so there are plenty of options to match your needs.
I’m pretty sure all of them are mesh coils, however I’ve never seen the 1.2Ω coil so I’m not so sure about that one.
How Does the Geekvape M100 Kit perform?
Much like previous Aegis devices, the navigation and operation of the system is fairly straight forward.
Here’s the Basics:
Front screen shows:
- Power Setting
- Battery Level
- Power Output Setting
- Coil Resistance
- Current Output
- Voltage Output
- Puff Count
There’s a small number of button sequences to remember to operate this device:
- 5 clicks of the fire button will turn the device on and off.
- 3 clicks of the fire button will highlight the ‘Power Mode’ option, from here you can scroll Left/Right between a number of power output modes including Variable Wattage, Temp control and Bypass. You can also click through the other options by pressing the fire button to reset the puff count or even lock the coil resistance.
- Press Fire & Left or right button to adjust brightness of the display
If you wish to lock the buttons from adjusting and lock the device from firing, don’t forget you have to make use of the sliding lock on the side of the device.
Geekvape M100 Flavour & Clouds
For the duration of my testing, I was vaping on Code Red by Darkstar – In case you didn’t know by now, that’s my all day every day vape – I know it better than I know my children!
Its a high VG e-liquid (80/20 PG/VG) which will really give the coils a challenge with wicking, but seeing as its been pretty darn hot recently, most of my e-liquid is runnier than the way I like my eggs.
The 0.2Ω Coil (50-58w)
The 0.2Ω B Series coil is like a mini-mesh sub-ohm coil and it offers just that, a mini sub-ohm direct lung vape with respectable flavour.
With the airflow at its most open, the restriction is light but noticeable.
Definitely a direct lung vape, but a slight restriction which for me is about right with the restriction, I prefer quite an open draw and you get that feeling with this coil.
For such a small coil, it does a very good job of keeping up with the high VG e-liquid and the flavour is good for something of this size. Nothing mind blowing but I’d be quite happy using this coil every day if I had to.
At 55 watts, the vape is slightly warm and nicely cloudy.
The 0.6Ω Coil (15-25w)
I’m kind of puzzled by this coil, and it’s probably because historically, sub-ohm stock coils for direct lung vaping are between 0.15Ω and 0.5Ω at the very maximum.
Anything above that, is kind of in a dark area until you get to around 0.8Ω where you can start to consider it a mouth to lung coil.
Then again, coil resistance doesn’t really matter too much, what matters is the airflow resistance. How the bore size of the coil dictates the vape experience is more important in my opinion.
So where does the 0.6Ω coil sit?
Leaving the airflow wide open and vaping at the maximum recommended 25 watts, the experience is a lightly restrictive direct lung, similar to the 0.2Ω but slightly tighter and also fairly cool in temperature.
The flavour is good, not quite on par with the 0.2Ω coil but still more than acceptable.
Dialing the airflow down, you do get more restriction but even when setting the dual airflow at its most closed, its still not a mouth to lung vape.
If anything its actually just more restrictive, but definitely still mouth to lung.
Top airflow tanks aren’t everyone’s cup of tea for some reason.
Personally I’m not too bothered either way, the only thing I notice with top airflow tanks is the noise from the tank can really vary.
There is a weird chamber effect when air is having to travel from the top, to the bottom then back up again and you can almost ‘feel’ that chamber effect in some top airflow tanks.
The Z Nano 2 tank is no different, it has that slight chamber effect feeling to it, but the airflow is still smooth enough for it not to bother me and the noise from this tank is fairly minimal.
GeekVape M100 Battery Life
The 2500mAh battery in this device is a fair size for most vapers looking for an ‘All Day’ device in my option.
It’s slightly larger than some of the typical pod mods we see, usually those that house a 1000-1500mah battery and in my personal experience, don’t tend to last all day especially if you prefer using them with a low resistance coil.
This however, will last just that bit longer, meaning at 55 watts I’ve managed 250-300 puffs before recharging which is roughly a days worth of vaping for me (sometimes more however)
With the 0.6Ω B Series coil I have absolutely no doubt you’ll manage a full days worth of vaping no problem and in most cases you may be able to squeeze two days. Again, it really depends how much you vape and the power output.
But from my experiences with this device, 250 puffs on the 0.2Ω coil and in the last 2 days I’ve had 650 puffs out of the 0.6Ω coil at 22 watts before the battery level started to fade.
Another interesting point about this device, the battery does seem to last very well even when its low.
The power output doesn’t fade slowly, but rather just drops out once its almost completely dead. Its something that Geekvape have called ‘Stable Output Buck-Boost’…
In simple terms, the battery puts out decent power until its ACTUALLY dead…almost.
Vaping at 100w!
During my testing, and seeing as this is a 100 watt device, I stuck a 28mm RTA on top with a pair of Fused Claptons reading 0.10Ω, put the power up to 100 watts on a full battery, and…
It didn’t cope for very long, which is to be expected to be honest as the 2500mAh battery just can’t keep up with that much power output for a long duration.
If anything it felt like I was vaping at 30 watts after about 40-ish puffs..
So in my opinion, you’re best off sticking to the Z Nano 2 tank, or perhaps something which doesn’t require the full 100 watts. This kit just isn’t ‘man’ enough for that power.
Geekvape M100 Durability
Seeing as this is an IP68 rated device, but also the fact I’ve enjoyed using it, I wanted to give it the lightest of abuse.
Dunked into a pint glass for a good 5 minutes was enough time to convince me it can handle a little water.
If you accidentally drop this from height and it tumbles down the street, it’s going to be fairly well scuffed up but I’m fairly confident it’ll handle a fair amount of grief before it packs in.
Its a shame that Geekvape didn’t stick with the rubber coating on their IP68 rated devices, as the rubber does a much better job of protecting the device.
Geekvape M100 Mod
- Solid feel
- Lightweight and comfortable to hold
- Locking switch is a nice addition
- Decent battery size
- B Series coils perform and last very well
- Machined very well
- Easy to fill
- Decent capacity
- Display could be a little brighter
- Not ideal for use at its maximum wattage
- Doesn’t accommodate the MTL vaper
- Airflow is a little wishy washy
What could be improved?
- Like anything, I want more capacity and would sacrifice size.
- An optional higher resistance coil for an MTL vape
Final Review Verdict
If, like me you’re a follower, or even a fan of the Geekvape Aegis line, then the M100 kit follows suit quite nicely.
It’s not quite as tough and durable as its predecessors but perhaps a little more ‘modern’ and sleek.
So the 3 big questions I ask when testing a product are:
Would this device be long lasting and still work 3, 6 or even 12 months from now?
This question barely need an answer. Geekvape make quality products and the M100 kit is no different.
The only quibble I would have comes down to the internal 2500mAh battery which after a while, will begin to struggle.
Does this device deliver the flavour, vapour and general experience I require, in order to be enjoyed?
The Geekvape Z Nano 2 tank is a good performer and most importantly, the coils last extremely well!
The 0.2Ω coil offers a lovely vape, if maybe a little light, but still enjoyable and the 0.6Ω coil may not have been my favourite but will limit your battery consumption and still nice enough to enjoy day to day.
Is the Geekvape M100 Kit versatile enough to suit a new and experienced vapers?
The M100 kit is portable, easy to charge and made very well so its certainly one to consider if you need a pocket friendly, trustworthy system.
But for new vapers I wouldn’t recommend it as it possibly doesn’t offer the kind of experience an ex-smoker is looking for.
Have you bought the Geekvape M100 vape kit?
Or have you tried it?
Please let me know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.