Today I’m taking a look at the Innokin Lota F600 disposable vape range.
I’m going to sound a bit controversial. Vape manufacturing giant Innokin have teamed up with Aquios Labs to incorporate their AQ30 water based vaping technology into their flagship disposable exclusively designed for TPD audiences, the Lota F600.
The tech was first introduced with the Aquios Bar which I’ve also reviewed. For a more detailed explanation on water based e-liquids, that’s the place to start.
It may sound an obvious statement to make but the flavours from the Aquios Bar did literally taste watered down. Don’t get me wrong, they were OK but I was expecting a little more from a tech that claimed to be pushing boundaries.
Innokin are better known for manufacturing tanks, Mods and pod kits than they are disposables. Although a quick web search brings up their Ifrit Bar and Ifrit Bar S, I’m not sure how successful they’ve been..
Let’s see how well the Lota F600 disposable vape fares.
What Can We Expect From The Lota F600 Disposable Vape?
So the Lota 600 disposable vape contains Aquios Labs water based technology. This means the e-liquid is 30% water based.
What are the benefits?
By reducing the throat irritation caused by PG intolerance, a smoother all round vape is achieved. The addition of water also reduces the dehydrating qualities of vapour production.
Because they operate at a lower temperature than traditional disposables the chemical stability of the vape is said to be greatly improved.
With a height of 81mm, the Lota 600 is much shorter than most disposables although at 22mm it is a bit stubbier in terms of diameter.
Constructed with a cutting edge double injected moulded processes, it has an elegant transparent silicone finish. This makes it feel soft and comfortable in the hand.
The disposable will run at a constant 3.6V throughout the lifespan of the 450mAh integrated battery. As the name suggests it’s capable of up to 600 puffs and contains 2ml of e-liquid with a nic salt strength of 20mg.
The range consists of ten flavours all of which include an icy, fruity twist.
Today I’m taking a look at six of the flavours in the range. There were no descriptions available at the time of writing so I’m going in blind.
..Sometimes that’s the best way!
Lota 600 Disposable Vape – Specifications
- Dimensions: 81 x 22mm
- Material: Food grade BPA free silicone
- Coil: Mesh
- Battery capacity: 450mAh
- Nicotine strength: 20mg nicotine salt
- Output: Constant 3.6V
- Puffs: 600
- Low battery warning: LED flashes 10 times
- Maximum vape duration: 10 seconds
It’s a very sweetie, candy inspired version of Blueberry and puts me very much in mind of those chalky sweets. Think Love Hearts (if you’re old enough!). The inhale produces some of the sour like qualities of Blueberry while the exhale pulls out the simple, single dark fruit content.
There is a high degree of sweetness but expect it to arrive half way through the exhale. After this it settles on the roof of the mouth and wets the lips, post vape.
This is an aspect of the experience I’m not over keen on, to be honest. It almost feels like it’s doing its own thing instead of complementing the overall vape.
What does work to good effect is the level of Koolada – it provides a nice icy edge and one that’s not throat searing.
Blueberry Ice won’t offer a natural tasting vape and the sweeter notes are presented in a somewhat weird way but if you’re into candy like fruit vapes it may be one to try.
Mango Passion Ice
The Passion fruit in this one is quite lacking in my opinion. If it’s there it’s hiding behind a rather fresh, tasty Mango. There are some tart like qualities to the exhale but again, nothing that particularly jumps out.
What sweetness there is seems to be relegated to the end of the vape, mixing with what seems to be a small amount of wetness which is felt on the tongue.
This means in general the main vape experience is somewhat on the dry side. The Koolada is also slightly over played and leaves an indelible icy impression on the back of the throat.
So yes, there’s enough of the Mango but not enough complexity to expose the Passion fruit. That’s not to say it’s a poor vape. Far from it because it’s more than adequate as a refreshing almost beverage style vape.
I think it just lacks the multi fruit layering I was expecting.
You’re going to get what you’ve paid for with Peach Ice. It’s a very authentic, natural and ripe tasting version of the fruit. Combined with a sensible amount of sweetener, it’s not far off biting down into the real thing.
It doesn’t take long to pick out the floral qualities of Peach Ice as they are there from the moment of exhale. This attribute is consistent too with every vape. I will admit there’s a slight lack of tanginess and zest but do I really miss it? Not really because there’s enough flavour delivered from this simple, single fruit profile.
The icy content isn’t over burdening either, merely caressing the rear of the throat on the inhale. This means it’s able to work in harmony with everything else the vape delivers.
Peach Ice is a cool and refreshing vape that’s ideal for the long Summer months.
Now Sunrise ice is quite interesting and a bit different. Quite a few citrus notes cascade from the initial exhale but are combined with what I can only describe as a spongy, foam sweetie Banana flavour. It’s also not far off one of those milky banana drinks either.
So it’s not an authentic tasting fruit but somewhere in the background there lurks the rather subdued presence of Oranges. The Citrus notes collide head on with the sweeter elements of the vape towards the end of the exhale.
I find Sunrise Ice to be quite unique and certainly different from run of the mill disposable e-cig flavours. It’s smooth and mellow too. There’s a level of complexity I was not expecting.
To improve things further, the ice cold blast of the inhale actually helps to keep it lively and refreshing with every vape.
Tropical Fruit Ice
This one is hard to describe. It actually has the harshest inhale out of the bunch – nothing major but still noticeable all the same. It won’t take many consecutive puffs for that Koolada to start invading the back of the throat. The problem is it rarely loosens its icy grip.
My biggest issue with Tropical Fruit Ice is that the individual flavour components are quite weak tasting. There’s a subtlety to the Strawberry, a vagueness to the Grapefruit and a faint whisper with the Mango.
Towards the end of the vape the lips are treated to a layering of sweetness that arrives all too late. By then the flavour has already started to abate. That’s not to say collectively this isn’t a fruity vape. It is but the combined forces of each fruit don’t inspire me quite as much as I would’ve liked.
Let’s just say it isn’t going to replace your favourite tropical beverage anytime soon.
This is a nice and refreshing vape and it’s another one of those occasions where the cooling agent enhances the main fruit ingredient. In this case it’s Watermelon which has a very natural, earthy and juicy taste.
It spills from the exhale with an icy cool backing, helping to invigorate the vaping experience. There’s not a great deal of added sweetener which is good because it prevents the fruit from sliding into the usual chemical, artificial territory often associated with disposable e-cig flavours.
Watermelon Ice is a very chilling, smooth vape and one that constantly delivers with a decent replication of the popular Summer fruit. The flavour subtlety keeps me coming back. Good work!
Battery performance and Number of Puffs
The Lota F600 disposable vapes held out for 7 hours. That’s taking into account a few variables such as enforced vape breaks and other periods where vaping wasn’t appropriate.
Basing the results on an average of 90 puffs per hour (my personal average) this means the disposables are certainly capable of living up to their 600 puffs claim.
I suffered no burnt taste or dry hits either. It’s usual to associate this with a disposable battery nearing the end of its life span. Instead I got a consistent vape throughout and the only time I knew the battery had failed was through the blue LED flashing 10 times.
Final Review Verdict
The MTL (mouth to lung) restriction on the Lota F600 disposable is OK. It’s not perfect though because it’s still a bit on the loose side for my own personal liking. There were a few occasions when the auto draw refused to function adequately. A perfect restriction won’t cause this issue.
I’m not the biggest fan of the tubular mouthpiece either. It does get the job done but obviously lacks the sleek contouring of other disposables on the market. So for me it was less comfortable. Its transparency also collects visible condensate and that looks unsightly.
Vapour production was fine and the transitioning vaper can expect the same familiar volume associated with cigarette smoke. Stealth vaping on the Lota F600 isn’t going to be a problem.
Flavour performance is also OK but the Lota F600 does suffer from blandness on occasion. The fruits could taste a bit washed out, lacking vibrancy and clarity. This was particularly evident where fruit combinations were used.
What was impressive was the flavour consistency. Whether effective or lacking, each vape delivered every time. I could be chain vaping for extended periods and the performance remained the same.
The battery fails before flavour consistency. I was caught out on a few occasions expecting the inevitable few dry hits but that never happened.
I guess a few of the burning questions are – did I feel the need to drink less water while vaping? Do the hydrating qualities of the Lota F600 work?
Unfortunately the answer to both is no. That’s because I was still suffering from a dry mouth while vaping and that had me reaching for a drink..
Have you tried the Innokin Lota F600 Disposable Vape? If so let us know your thoughts in the comments below!