The Lost Vape Orion Q pod kit is a super-fast follow up to the hugely successful original and with the Q standing for Quest is the hunt for the affordable high performance pod kit over?

The original Lost Vape Orion Go was, it’s fair to say, expensive for a pod kit due mainly to the inclusion of the DNA Go chip. This new version has a basic chip that whilst ‘capable’ of firing up to 40w is throttled back to a max of around 17w and there’s no way on the mod to alter that….kind of!

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Outside it’s pretty much identical to the original with just the USB port moved from the base and whilst the Orion Go’s pods do fit the 0.25 won’t fire due to lack of power – more on that in a wee while.

OK Lost Vape says this is a ‘Pod Mod For Everyone‘ and as to if that’s true we’ll take a look at now.

I’ve been fortunate to review a number of Lost Vape devices [and bought a couple!] with standouts for me being the Lost Vape Triade DNA 250cParanormal DNA250C and the Therion BF DNA75.

Look, Lost Vape are a quality set-up so entering what might be classed as the ‘budget market’ is a very interesting move – so have they pulled it off? And please note the Q is available in both kit form including one pod and just the battery -so double check before checking out 😉

The Lost Vape Orion Q Pod Kit was sent to me free of charge for the purpose of this review and as always my thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Inside the Box

The box is a little less shall we say ‘flashy’ than usual hence the price point:

lost vape orion q pod kit review

  • 1 x Lost Vape Orion Q Pod System
  • 1 x Lost Vape Orion Lanyard
  • 1 x Micro USB Charging Cord
  • 1 x User Manual

lost vape q pod kit contents

Lost Vape Orion Q Specs

  • Size: 93 mm x 37 mm x 13.5 mm
  • Internal Rechargeable Battery: 950mAh
  • Maximum Wattage Output: 40W – out of the box set to 17w
  • Pod Capacity: 2ml / 1ohm
  • Dual Adjustable Airflow
  • Short-Circuit Protection
  • Weak Battery Protection
  • Temperature Protection
  • Low/High Resistance Protection

Lost Vape Orion Q Quick Start Guide

easy fill

  • Hold down switch and slide out pod
  • Unscrew cap and fill with e-liquid
  • Leave to prime for at least 10 minutes
  • Click fire button x5 to turn on
  • Press fire button to vape
  • Adjust airflow via base of mouthpiece

Battery light levels:

  • Blue: 64 to 100%
  • Purple: 18 – 64%
  • Red: 0 – 17%

Key Features

As we’ve already established the Lost Vape Orion Q is the tamed down version of its predecessor the Orion.

There’s no DNA Go chip in this one and out of the box it’s set at 17w – bang on a decent mouth to lung [MTL] setting IMHO.

Read more about Mouth to Lung style vaping here

q pod

The pods remain the same however there only seems to be 1.0ohm coils available at the time of writing.

Having reviewed the original I was able to pop a 0.25ohm pod onboard however as you might expect from the low wattage it was unable to fire. Unfortunately I did not have any 0.5ohm pods left so was unable to test those. So I guess that suggests this is primarily meant to be used as an MTL device…I’ll see if that’s the case later.

Just like the original the Quest has adjustable airflow and again on some pods I’ve used it is near on impossible to twist – however you can remove the drip tip to place it where you prefer. Once lubed up there is some movement however I really did find them very stiff indeed.

airflow q pod

It’s powered by a 950mAH battery which may not sound much but firing at around 17w you will get plenty of life out of it…again more on that later.

OK it comes in a variety of colours and as you can see the outside remains the same design wise – just the USB port has moved from the base [behind that silicone stopper] to the side – which I prefer.

Design and Build Quality

As I’ve just said there’s little difference in the design of the Q – so if you liked the original but felt it was a little expensive this half price version might suit.

One thing I noticed even removing mine from the box was the button rattle – it’s really quite bad however this could be due to it being a review sample…let me know if yours rattles because it is not up to the usual Lost Vape standard.

q pod snap on

Apart from that annoying rattle the rest of the device is well put together and feels solid in the hand. You’ll have no issues removing the pods so long as you use the ‘catch and track’ method and do make sure you use the sliding button!

I really liked the look of the original and the Orion Quest looks just as good so nice design a decent build so how does it vape?

How Does the Lost Vape Orion Quest Kit Perform?

On the original I fiddled about in Escribe and found on the 1.0ohm pod 15w was my preferred vape.

On the new Q you can technically go into Escribe to fiddle about but I’m sure I saw or read somewhere it is very very fiddly indeed and given 17w is near enough for a decent MTL vape I wouldn’t bother. I might have imagined that lol…

However.

Whilst 17w is a decent MTL setting I found with the Orion Q things can get a little warm, especially if chain vaping. The mouthpiece does enough to dissipate the heat however a few times I was pretty sure it would get uncomfortably warm had I carried on taking hits.

And speaking of hits…even with a 1.0ohm coil and that airflow turned way down it felt more like I needed to take restricted direct to lung hits [DTL] than true MTL. Again that could be down to my vaping style and to be honest I quite enjoyed it – but super tight aka ‘proper MTL’ this isn’t – for me anyway.

Prime Hard!

Still on the pods and there seems to be a whole lot more cotton inside them. Lost Vape goes to great lengths in the user manual telling you to prime them for at least 5 minutes. I would triple or even quadruple that if I’m honest. Whilst I haven’t had a dry hit or that horrible burning taste I could instinctively tell this one needs to sit for a while to get all that cotton saturated.

prime coils

More on priming your coils.

Flavour and Vapour Off The Lost Vape Orion Q Kit

I called the original the best pod kit I’d ever vaped scoring both the flavour and vapour 9.5…so how’s the Q?

Vapour wise it is very good indeed though I’m not sure you’ll be winning any cloud chucking competitions. Look it definitely isn’t the stealthiest device out there so no vaping under your desk at work!

Flavour wise it felt to me it took a little longer for it to pop – I reckon that could be down to the almost cotton wool ball size wicking! In all seriousness I do recommend priming much much harder than you think it needs – let it sit for at least 20 minutes.

lost vape q reveiw
cotton overload!

As to longevity of the pods? Lost Vape say anything between 7 to 14 days and I concur. I’ve used a 50:50 PG/VG and nic salts and am averaging around 10 days before the flavour dips a little…but it drops significantly past 2 weeks use so not bad at all.

Read more about the benefits of ‘nic salts’.

BTW battery life as I’ve alluded to is very very good indeed. Using this the past 3 weeks I’m getting a good day and a half before the red light comes on with not that significant dip in vape experience either. Charging is super-fast too with dead to fully charged around 80 minutes.

Pros

  • Great flavour
  • Great clouds
  • Great price
  • Decent build
  • Great design
  • Good pod life
  • Great battery life
  • Airflow control
  • Easy to use/fill
  • No leaks!

Cons

  • Button rattle
  • Pods take an age to soak in the e-liquid
  • Airflow on some tips can be stiff!

Final Review Verdict

The Lost Vape Orion Quest kit is marketed as a ‘Pod Mod For Everyone’ and I guess that stands up.

It is definitely more of a restricted lung hit even with the airflow almost shut however there’s just enough restriction for even brand new vapers – especially using nic salts – to use this to quit the cancer sticks.

It’s even more newbie friendly given there’s no need to hook it up to Escribe to get your perfect setting and that may be an issue for more experienced vapers. However for me at least the ‘out of the box’ 17w and being able to adjust the airflow means you can still find your tailored vape without the need for software.

However even the simplest low medium high settings as seen on the Innokin DV kit for instance would have been a nice touch.

It is a little disappointing when chain vaping as things tend to warm up a little – not uncomfortably so but certainly bordering on too warm. However the vape itself is very smooth just the right side of warm and definitely cloudy and certainly flavorsome.

If you fancied the original but couldn’t justify the cost then trust me this one keeps up on every level – however that button rattle is I hope only on mine.

So yeah I’d definitely recommend this one for the price alone…and if you’ve ever wanted to own a Lost Vape product then now’s your chance 😉

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REVIEW OVERVIEW
Build Quality
9
Design
9.5
Ease of Use
9.5
Flavour
9.3
Vapour
9.5
Likelihood Of Replacing If Lost Or Damaged?
9
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.

12 COMMENTS

  1. I own a Paranormal and a Centaurs, so Lost Vape is by far the company I go to for quality and aesthetic. I was never really a fan of the pod system idea, however I as someone who feels that being an enthusiast i need to become familiar with all types of vaping devices and experience. That being said I purchased an abalone Orion Q. Needless to say I am very impressed all the way around. It stands to be that once again LV did it again creating a system that completes any vaping experience you desire. I would recommend this to anyone whom enjoys pod based systems and wants a great quality device.

  2. (Minh Trinh: Hi I got the new Orion Q that uses the 1ohm pods , the hit really burns, and is too strong, I’ve tried adjusting airflow, short small hits, big long its, it doesn’t help. I’ve let pod prime for about 2 hours. Does anyone have this issue? or know how to make it weaker?)
    I’m experiencing the same problem as Minh with my Orion Q – too hot on the hits; too strong; and adjusting the airflow does nothing to alleviate the problems; I let the pod prime for an hour before using; I also use a “light liquid” Gold Tobacco; I’m very disappointed with my choice and purchase; it really needs the wattage to be turned down.

  3. Hi I got the new Orion Q that uses the 1ohm pods , the hit really burns, and is too strong, I’ve tried adjusting airflow, short small hits, big long its, it doesn’t help. I’ve let pod prime for about 2 hours. Does anyone have this issue? or know how to make it weaker?

    • muito quente mesmo, joguei o vapor no labio para ver a tempoeratura , antes de tragar… queimou minha boca… imajina no pulmao

  4. You mentioned about being fiddly to use escribe, any further info on that as i would like to see if it is possible to reduce the wattage slightly for a better MTL hit

    • Unfortunately I didn’t bother with hooking up to escribe which was a little remiss of me to say the least. As I said in the review: “On the new Q you can technically go into Escribe to fiddle about but I’m sure I saw or read somewhere it is very very fiddly indeed and given 17w is near enough for a decent MTL vape I wouldn’t bother. I might have imagined that lol…” I can’t hook mine up as it has been given away to the gaffer of my local pub…my apologies but I guess Google is your friend…like I said I might have imagined it! However do try and hook it up! Sorry again…

  5. I purchased the q today. Lost my juul but maybe blessing in disguise. The biggest turn off for me with juul was leakage. And the dude at the vape shop told me his device never leaks. The vape hit on this LV Q device is a wetter hit but I see now how much more it brings out the flavor of the salt nics. The feel of the device in my hand is great and I still consider it to be low profile. I dont think I’ll be “ghosting” any vape hits with this tho lol. I was already happy with my purchase but after reading your review I am confident i made the right buy. Being a guy who is not so much into the technical aspect of vaping this is perfect for me. And yes I will still be taking hits on the low at my desk at work lol. Ty for your review.

    • It’s certainly cloudy for a pod kit so not very stealthy! Jac Vapour do a couple of ‘vapour less’ e-liquids called ‘Clear Steam’ – that are perfect for vaping indoors [where you aren’t allowed lol]. Glad you’re enjoying the Quest – the person I gave my review sample too is too 🙂 Cheers!

  6. i have a question, to have this device fully charged, the blue light need to fade off? or the device is charged at 100% as soon as the light turns blue.

  7. Just wanted to say that my Q out of the box had no rattle nor was my airflow “tight” or hard to move at all. Actually my airflow action is smooth as all get out. Otherwise I completely agree with your assessment of the new Lost Vape Orion Q. Thanks for your write up, it made the final push for me to go out and grab one of these to replace my finicky Aspire Breeze 2 that is now burning up coils in a matter of two to three days.

    • Good to hear! Sometimes the first batches sent out to vape reviewers can be a little different…happy to say that the pods I’ve since bought have been excellent and as loose as yours…my device still rattles though lol! Glad you’re enjoying it 🙂

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