Today I’m taking a look at the Innokin Lota ENVIRO disposable vapes.
This disposable coincides with the release of the Lota F600 and both make use of Aquios Labs water based e-liquid technology. For more details on the tech check out our Aquios Bar disposable vape review.
Innokin are dedicated to anyone seeking a better life for themselves and those around them. One of the ways they are helping is by creating effective alternatives to cigarettes.
They’ve been doing this now for over a decade through selling products in over 80 countries to 10 million users. Dedication leads to impact and that’s exactly what Innokin have achieved over this period of time.
Innokin’s impact is also being felt on an environmental scale too. They go to great lengths to reduce the carbon footprint and their packaging material is proof of their commitment.
So it’s no coincidence how the Lota ENVIRO disposable vape got its name, as we’re about to find out.
What Can We Expect From the Innokin Lota Enviro Disposable E-Cig?
Enviro is said to be the first disposable vaping device that can be disassembled and recycled. I’m not necessarily disputing the claim but I’m aware of others that already do this.
The paper material of the ENVIRO carries a lower carbon footprint than the plastic used with other disposables. Again, I have seen this with the likes of the DotMod E Disposable vape.
At the end of the day and whoever thought of the idea first its fantastic news for responsible recycling and the consequent benefits to our environment, I’m sure you’ll agree. Innokin themselves have already stated:
“Batteries should not be dumped into landfill sites after just one use.”
So with Aquios labs AQ30 water based technology wrapped around the beating heart of the tiny NiChrome mesh coil we can expect a smoother, more flavoursome and discreet vaping experience.
The range of ten flavours are the same as the Lota F600 disposable vape. We’ve already looked at six of them in that review so you might want to check that out too.
So what battery capacity can we expect? What nicotine strength is used? Let’s take a look at the full specs list to find out..
- Size: 17 x 97mm
- Material: Paper shell
- Battery capacity: 450mAh
- Liquid Capacity: 2ml
- Nicotine strength: 20mg salt nicotine
- Juice ratio: 50VG/50PG
- Puffs: Up to 600 puffs
- Coil: Aquios 1.1ohm NiChrome mesh
- Output: Constant 3.6V
I wasn’t able to hunt down any flavour descriptions at the time of writing so I’m going in blindfolded. Sometimes that’s the best way..
Lota ENVIRO – Blueberry Bubble Gum
The taste of Blueberry and Bubblegum combines quite well with this vape. This does mean the dark fruit lacks any natural, authentic taste but will no doubt appeal to all who appreciate a sweet, candy like experience.
The gum is definitely the jaw aching type and will produce a juicy enough back edge to the vape towards the end of the exhale.
I even think there’s just the merest hint of Koolada to help lift the Blueberry into more refreshing territory.
The mixture of the two main ingredients has been blended quite well – they work effectively enough to hold the attention. It’s not the most intense or tastiest e-liquid I’ve tried but some will appreciate it for the subtle approach taken.
Lota ENVIRO – Grape Ice
I’m not generally a fan of Grape based e-liquids. That’s usually because they don’t represent the fruit very successfully. They’re either chemical tasting or overly strong in output.
However, Grape Ice isn’t too bad although it does still suffer from a synthesised way of tackling things. To a degree it’s saved by a decent layering of tartness and the aroma is pleasant enough.
Innokin have down played the Grape enough to prevent it being the usual nauseous, over powering taste commonly associated with disposable vapes.
The sourness of the fruit is present during the inhale and a modicum of sweetness punctures the exhale. Throughout everything, an effective layering of Koolada lines the tongue and sits on the lips post vape.
Lota ENVIRO – Iced Cosmic
It took me a while to figure out what the background flavour actually was. Given that it’s Scotland’s famous energy drink this says a lot for how subtle the range can actually be.
It’s more about the sweeter elements than the unique flavour this popular beverage is commonly associated with. Iced Cosmic brings Menthol to the vaping table which allows the icy cold blast to mingle with the bitter sweetness of the exhale.
It’s certainly very lively and does help to cleanse the palate in a crisp, clean way.
I think when all’s said and vaped, the Irn Bru content isn’t as sickly or intense as it can sometimes be so that’s likely to appeal to a certain audience.
On this occasion it worked for me.
Lota ENVIRO – Sour Apple
The sweetness of the Apple gets sucked up during the inhale before tangy elements unlock on the way out.
Yet it’s more about that icy cold hit which once again dominates the vaping experience itself. It’s highly invasive and literally washes the green garden Apples away with a single tug.
The fruit does its best to unleash some of its juicier content but all too often is cancelled out by that over riding Koolada.
As a consequence there’s just not enough of the fruit. It struggles and that creates a drier vaping experience and that’s odd given the water composition of the e-liquid.
It’s more about the sweeter, sour background notes than the main ingredient. Don’t get me wrong. It’s ok but could definitely do with some flavour lifting.
Battery Performance and Number of Puffs
Innokin state that the battery will last for up to two days use under moderate vaping patterns. They don’t know me very well, do they? lol
I managed 7 hours with regular vaping and with a few chain vaping sessions thrown in. Using these patterns I vape on average 90 puffs per hour.
That meant I harvested approximately 630 puffs so good stuff! I didn’t notice any flavour degradation as the battery life fell either. In fact the battery gave up before flavour had a chance to produce any dry hits.
I you’re a casual vaper, chances are you will get those two days use.
Final Review Verdict
The Lota ENVIRO disposable vapes feel comfortable in the hand but I wasn’t particularly a fan of the mouthpiece. It doesn’t feature the natural contouring that allows for that classic MTL (mouth to lung) vape. This also meant the MTL experience was a little on the loose side for my liking.
On quite a few occasions the auto draw would fail because of this. That’s my usual acid test – in pitching how tight the restriction is.
The vapour production maybe suffers as a consequence too because it was very thin and wispy. However, you won’t be getting any odd, unapproving scowls from the anti vape brigade!
The 1.1ohm mesh coil felt a little under powered for my liking but that may have been at the expense of overall battery life. Innokin clearly want you to get those 600 puffs in.
I would say that the disposables do provide a consistent and smooth vape. The flavour experience, although certainly subtle remains the same from start to finish.
The Lota ENVIRO will be suited to a transitioning vaper but the only draw backs are the loose MTL vape and failure of the auto draw to work on occasion.
Other than that, they get the job done.
Have you tried the Innokin Lota ENVIRO disposable vape? If so let us know your experience in the comments below!