Aimed at those brand new to vaping the JAC Vapour VIM AIO kit is designed to grow and change with your vaping style.jac vapour vim aio review

Saying that the VIM AIO is more than suitable for more experienced vapers looking for a vape kit that can adapt.

What Can We Expect From The JAC VApour VIM?

The adaptability comes from the choice of coils as well as pre filled pods that are a great option for those wanting a more ‘plug and play’ vape experience. If you choose to replace your own coils this will allow you to both replicate the sensation of smoking with a tight draw and try their hand at DTL [direct to lung] looser cloudier vaping.

Many other manufacturers have tried to do this with only a few actually managing to pull it off.

JAC Vapour – based in Scotland – design their own devices and have a track record of producing some of the very best vape starter kits on the market – so they are far more likely to pull of the vape for all styles than anyone else…we shall see 😉

I gave up smoking completely thanks to an early JAC Vapour vape kit and have reviewed and thoroughly enjoyed many of their devices including the superb S-22 kit – the Series B DNA75 25mm and the Series S-17 vape pen to name but a few.

They do awesome e-liquids too 😉 Be sure to check out the JAC Vapour SMOKING and Originals range and Bryn’s Special Sauce.

So given I’m a JAC fanboy of sorts and this kit was sent to be direct from Jac Vapour for the purpose of this review I can assure you it in no way clouds my judgement…

OK let’s take a closer look and once again my sincere apologies to JAC Vapour for the delay in getting this review out – and again at least I’ve really put it through its paces!

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Inside the Box

  • 1 x VIM 2600mah battery (the device!)
  • 1 x VIM Top Fill Tank
  • 1 x Mouth-to-lung (like a cigarette) 1.0 Ohm Coil
  • 1 x Micro USB charging cable
  • 1 x User manual

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JacVapour Vim Specs

  • Height – 76mm
  • Height with tank – 90mm
  • Width – 20mm
  • Length – 40.5mm
  • 2600 mAH internal battery
  • Un-regulated from 4.2v to 3.1v
  • Min resistance – 0.5 Ohm

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Jac Vapour VIM AIO Quick Start Guide

  • Charge before use – USB port on base!
  • Remove coil from base of tank and prime well!
  • Press down and screw tank/coil back into device
  • Fill by removing top cap
  • x5 clicks to turn on and off
  • Press fire button to vape
  • Change airflow by swivelling rubber bung on base
  • Lights: Green = charged – Blue = half charged – Red = low charge – Red flashing battery empty

Key Features

The size of the kit and battery power coupled with an ergonomic design and ease of use are key here.

This is an all in one [AIO] device that can switch between both vaping styles (MTL and DTL) – Mouth to Lung [MTL] for new vapers or those who like a tighter draw and Direct to Lung [DTL] for those who prefer an airier cloudier vape.

It’s a simple matter of swapping out the coil to set the vape you want and there’s a choice of coils:

MTL Coils

  • Turbo MTL 0.45 – For maximum Flavour
  • MTL 1.0 – Better for battery life and e-liquid consumption

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DTL Coils

  • DL 0.5 – For maximum vapour production and throat hit
  • DL 1.0 – For a more relaxed direct lung experience

Ideal For New Vapers

JAC Vapour are stressing that in MTL mode this is as close to the draw of a cigarette you can get – so again you can see they’re targeting newbies to vaping and indeed those of you who like a tight MTL vape.

There is airflow control too which interestingly is on the base of the device – more on that later.

As to how those different coils perform I’ll get to later.

JAC Vapour says this is designed for both brand new vapers and the more experienced and simplicity is key.

vim aio topfill

Simply fill the tank via the clean and easy top fill – screw back into the battery/device and away you go.

The powerful 2600 mAH internal battery means you’ve got at least a full days vaping between charges and you can also vape on it whilst it’s charging [pass through].

BTW this is an unregulated device with a plethora of built in safety features – the device recognises the coil and adjusts the power accordingly – so no menus to worry about.

Design and Build Quality

Design wise I quite like it – very contemporary indeed.

It might look from the photos to be slightly angular but has curved edges that fit nicely in the hand.Jacvapour Vim AIo in hand

It’s compact and as light as the proverbial feather with the body coated in rubber polycarbonate ABS that appears to take the knocks well and is grippy and feels good in the hand.

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This is an AIO kit designed in the side by side style as in the tank unscrews from the side of the device and can be removed for cleaning and coil swaps – however filling is easy enough thanks to the top fill.

The airflow is interesting in that JAC has designed in on the bottom.

It’s a rubberised bung that swivels and snaps into place opening or closing off the airflow – again more on that later.

The large fire button is pleasantly ‘clicky’ – though its placement on the bottom of the device does if I’m honest take a little bit of getting used to.

vim aio design

There’s a refreshing lack of logos with just the funky ‘J’ and VIM etched on the top and bottom only adding to the clean look.

If you are looking for smaller still you should also check out the JAC Vapour WEE VIM, review here.

Build Quality

As I always say on a JAC Vapour review it was these guys that got me off the cancer sticks in the first place so I have a lot of time for them.

From the first device I bought to all the ones I’ve reviewed the build quality on all of them has been exceptional and the VIM AIO is no exception.

The body feels great to the touch smooth yet plenty of grip thanks to that rubber effect.

The tanks slips in easy enough after a few goes – here’s a quick tip when inserting the tank press down a little and twist until the lines on the glass are facing out – that way you’ll know it’s locked into place 😉

vim aio tank

The proprietary 510 does the job well enough feeling comfortable on the lips and is also used to fill – unscrew to reveal the fill ports.

So nice design – the moving parts work well and the materials are excellent – so how does it vape?

How Does the JAC Vapour VIM AIO Kit Perform?

It took me a moment to figure out the included coil was 1.0ohm MTL however the device airflow rubber bung was set to DTL so the draw was not the super tight one I was expecting.jacvapour vim tank and aio device

So if you’re looking for a really tight draw make sure the bung is closed near the USB port!

MTL 1.0 ohm Coil

With the airflow closed off [see above] this is what I’d call super super tight to say the least!

It’s been a very long time since I had a stinky and to be honest as a roll up man I preferred a looser draw than filter tipped.

However if you really [and I mean really] are looking for the sucking of a golf ball through a hosepipe vape then this is for you!

Good clouds and a very good flavour from my go to tobacco 12mg e-liquid.

To be honest I preferred the 1.0 ohm MTL coil with the airflow fully open – no real loss of flavour or clouds just a more comfortable vape for me.

e-liquid residue
e-liquid residue

Incidentally I was using a 50/50 VG PG e-liquid and just a couple of times after leaving it overnight there was some liquid residue on the base.

This could be due to the thinner consistency or indeed the spell of hot weather we’ve been having.

Look it hasn’t leaked per se’ but I do have to mention it!

DTL 0.5 ohm Coil

JAC kindly added a set of the DTL coils in the review pack and very well they work too.

With the airflow closed off I was still getting a bit blue in the face – did I mention this was tight!

However with the airflow set in the DTL mode things got a whole lot better and indeed cloudier!

Not sure what the max wattage this is pushing out – but the vape was rich – on the cool side of warm and cloudy with no dip in flavour.

I was using an 80VG 20PG e-liquid and even chain vaping the JAC Vapour VIM AIO wicked well and managed to keep up and compared to the 1.0 ohm MTL coil I had zero residue on the base.

Turbo Coil and Pods

There is another coil for the VIM – the Turbo MTL 0.45 ohm that JAC says ‘maximizes the flavour’.

Sadly they weren’t in the pack so I can’t comment.

I also understand JAC are bringing out nic salt pods for the VIM and if that is indeed the case then this could become one of the most adaptable and easiest to use starter kits on the market.


  • MTL and DTL
  • Looks good
  • Superb build quality
  • Light as a feather
  • Good battery life
  • Easy to use
  • Easy top fill
  • Coil swap when tank full
  • Rubber body protects from falls
  • Choice of coils including pods
  • Great price!


  • Button placement
  • Battery indicator light placement
  • USB placement
  • Airflow bung may stretch or snap after prolonged use
  • Only x1 MTL coil in kit

Final Review Verdict

The Jac Vapour VIM AIO kit is a very well thought out good performing device that is extremely adaptable.


There’s a couple of niggles especially the placement of the fire button.

Trust me you will instinctively keep pressing the tank as that is where your hand/fingers/thumb automatically think it will be!

I know that may sound a little silly but once you’ve got it in your hands it will take a few goes before you work it out – it feels a little clumsy even after weeks of use!

To the button again and instead of a battery indicator light on the device itself it’s on the button and therefore covered each time you fire.

A small niggle but again maybe a pin prick below or above the button would have worked better?

The airflow control bung whilst OK now – I think it may snap or at least stretch or loosen up over time – but again that’s a ‘what if’.

Finally on the niggle front – the USB port is on the base of the device – again there is room under the button to have allowed it to stand whilst charging.

I have charged it whilst filled and no I haven’t had any leakage, however, sods law tells us lying anything filled with liquid on its side may cause leaking!

OK those little annoyances out of the way…

Onto the Positives!

Flavour is good – not excellent – but good.

Look this is what it is and if you’re looking for a warm to hot vape this isn’t it – it’s on the cooler side of warm for me and to that end I’m not getting the richness from my go to e-liquids – so good taste NOT outstanding.

However the clouds are surprisingly good in both MTL and DTL which I guess if that’s what you’re looking for then there’s a bonus!

Battery life is very good indeed in both MTL and DTL with over a day’s vaping on both coils.

As to coils the kit only comes with a single 1.0 ohm MTL coil – maybe a bit stingy but bare that in mind when ordering!

So would I buy the JAC Vapour VIM..?

Ummm tough one if I’m honest and I guess I’m going to have to say no – however when and if the nic salt pods are released that may change my mind considerably.

Personally I’d stick with the superb Series S-22 which is a similar price.

However for a brand new vaper that wants a more compact and easier to use e cig that is filled with nic salts or the the JAC Vapour Originals e-liquids I’d definitely recommend it.

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Neil Humber

I have simpler vape tastes these days - I never leave home without a Caliburn G, a Vaporesso Luxe 40 or Innokin EQ FLTR and a CBD vape pen or bottle of CBD drops in my rucksack...or indeed an Aspire Nautilus Prime X in my pocket... At home I'll be using various mods topped with the GeekVape Zeus X RTA or the Signature Mods Mono SQ topped with the Augvape BTFC RDA... I'm a former journalist and now a writer and sometimes author... I'm ex Army - adore dogs and never happier than hiking over the hills or with a good book on a beach.

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I have simpler vape tastes these days - I never leave home without a Caliburn G, a Vaporesso Luxe 40 or Innokin EQ FLTR and a CBD vape pen or bottle of CBD drops in my rucksack...or indeed an Aspire Nautilus Prime X in my pocket... At home I'll be using various mods topped with the GeekVape Zeus X RTA or the Signature Mods Mono SQ topped with the Augvape BTFC RDA... I'm a former journalist and now a writer and sometimes author... I'm ex Army - adore dogs and never happier than hiking over the hills or with a good book on a beach.
jac-vapour-vim-reviewDespite a couple of niggly points the adaptability of the VIM AIO would make an excellent starter kit for those new to vaping.


  1. Thanks for the honest to god review! I was thinking the button placement is weird, but several decisions seem weird. Too bad for such a nice little powerful thing. I was looking for something not tall… Oh well. That button is very important to me… I’m using this CoolFire IV Plus a friend gave me and it’s just heavy and the button too much on the corner and a bit tiring to press especially in all positions when you keep turning it around (which I do thinking about not drying the coil).

  2. I found this page while searching for an answer on why my vape is lighting up blue when it’s usually either green or red. It’s acting funny so I’m trying to figure out if I can make it through the weekend getting some charge here and there with breaks in between or if I have to make an extra 45 minute drive to my vape store to replace it today. Once I do make it there, this will be the second time I’ve had to replace this one in 5 months. Luckily it has a (I believe…) 6-month warranty, so I should be able to replace it again for free, but the next time it goes south I’m going to have to buy a new one. It seems that the charging port is messed up again. The same thing that happened last time – it acted funny right before it just stopped charging completely.

    I have to say, even though I have to keep replacing this, I’m sure I’m going to keep getting the same one. Lol It’s decently priced so as long as I have a 6 month warranty each time, it’s worth its cost and the extra trips to the vape shop. The taste is awesome for me. It doesn’t make me cough up a lung like my last one. It also has a strong hit that feels to me like the closest thing to cigarettes without having to deal with all the crap that comes with tobacco. And the taste is so delicious! Lol Seriously! I can’t get enough.

    I have found a flavor, though, that gives that immediate hit rather than zero taste for the first few seconds. (Surprisingly it’s Banana Cream Pie! Lol) So if that’s the type of hit you’re looking for and you can find that flavor, you should definitely give it a try!


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