The Lost Vape Ursa Nano Pod Kit review and while this company were starting out on the road to vape product manufacturing, I was lifting my very first Ce4 clearomiser!
That was back in 2014 – A lot of vape juice has passed through various vape devices since.
Lost Vape has created a lot of vaping devices too over the last seven years, and during this time it’s shown its ability to adapt and respond to the ever changing needs of those who have remained avid vapers.
They may have overwhelmed and saturated the market since but 2018 was generally considered the year of the pod kit.
Lost Vape weas one step ahead of the competition when they released the first DNA chipset pod system, the Orion DNA GO.
However, Lost Vape also realised that not everyone was in a position to afford such high end chipsets. The Quest chip was born and products such as the Lost Vape Thelema Quest 200W Kit boasted capabilities well on par with its more expensive DNA counterpart.
Cheaper, more realistic Pod Kits were also on their agenda.
What Can We Expect From the Lost Vape Ursa Nano Pod Kit?
Not long back Lost Vape presented us with the Ursa Mini pod kit. It featured UB Lite PnP coils, a 1200mAh internal battery capable of anything up to 30W and a 0.96in screen.
Although the Lost Vape Ursa Nano Pod Kit also belongs to their Quest range, don’t expect it to retain the features of its older sibling.
It has a very traditional pod look and feel so we can expect simplicity across the board. Nothing fancy, no bells or whistles, replacing coils or button bashing.
Yup! We’re going with one of the best features a pod kit can include. Auto draw. To auto draw those potential new vapers. Well.. That’s what I always think.
The pods are disposable. Use them and lose them (responsibly, I might add).
There is airflow adjustability so I expect to achieve a decent MTL and even restrictive direct lung vape.
The internal battery capacity has been reduced since the Ursa Mini but with fast type C charging capabilities I’m expecting a short waiting period between puffs.
I’m not sure what material the coils use. There’s no mention of mesh so I will assume it’s single vertical round wire.
So with regard to flavour, I really don’t know what to expect – but we’re about to find out…
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Lost Vape Ursa Nano Pod Kit – Inside the Box
- Ursa Nano Pod Device
- 0.8ohm Ursa Nano Pod – disposable (2.5ml)
- Type C charging cable
- User Manual
- Warranty card
Lost Vape Ursa Nano Pod Kit – Key Features
Splendid, slim, sleek and smart. That’s the mantra Lost Vape are using for the Ursa Nano pod kit. I’ll be the judge of that by letting you know my unbiased thoughts.
The indisputable slim nature of the Lost Vape Ursa Nano pod kit means it’s evolved into a highly pocket friendly vaping device. It’s certainly thinner than its predecessor and comes in at half the weight.
The disposable pods are designed with nic salt e liquid in mind, creating ample cloud and plenty of sweetness from the flavours vaped. As they’re sealed there’s also a lot less chance of them leaking at the base.
The 800mAh internal battery is reputed to last an entire day. After which fast type C charging should have us up and running again in no time. Another two areas I’ll be looking at.
The Lost Vape Ursa Nano comes complete with multiple safety features built into the chip.
It comes in a variety of colours. Pick from Wave Blue, Wave Cyan (under review), Wave Purple, Wave Red, Wave Black, Twill Green, Twill Silver and Pacific Blue.
Lost Vape Ursa Nano Pod Kit – Specifications
There’s a standard and TPD version of the kit available.
The official website doesn’t state if the TDP pods are 2ml. Other than the obvious difference to package labeling, it looks like they’re identical.
…Besides, the site is also only showing replacement pods in 2.5ml…
- Dimensions 100.5 x 24.1 x 14mm
- Weight 61.3g
- Material Zinc alloy
- Liquid capacity 2.5ml
- Battery 800mAh (integrated)
- Battery voltage 3V – 4.2V
- Output voltage 3V – 3.9V
- Power range 5W – 18W
- Output current 2.5A – 5A
Lost Vape Ursa Nano Pod Kit – Design and Build Quality
It’s made from zinc alloy which is a good start. That really does keep the weight down yet retain a very solid feel, and at around half an inch thick it’s both hand and pocket friendly.
The sides are bevelled adding to the comfort when held. The front and rear colour panels do feel a bit greasy but I never accidentally dropped the device.
Lost Vape refer to the colour schemes as “dazzling” and they are.
We have seen it before where the light refraction causes a hologram effect but it’s still quite classy, and it certainly adds to overall aesthetics.
Lost Vape Ursa Nano Pod Kit – Airflow
On one side of the battery there’s an adjustable airflow slider. It gives around 4mm to play around with. I’ll be checking the efficiency of this very shortly.
Although the slider is raised a recess assists with the overall symmetry of the battery section.
..It’s always the little things with me! lol
On the other side we have a single punched hole acting to provide a realistic MTL vape when the adjustable slider is in the closed position.
Lost Vape Ursa Nano Pod Kit – Type C USB Charging Port
It’s on the base of the battery.
Yes, that means no chance of charging in a vertical position but being slightly recessed and out of the way also means less chance of accidental damage.
Lost Vape Ursa Nano Pod Kit – Functionality
The device relies solely on its capability to auto draw and on a single LED to monitor battery activity and consequent drain.
This single LED is located at the bottom of the coloured panel.
It will illuminate (pulse) upon auto draw and provide the following info:
- Green – Fully charged
- Blue – 3.9V
- Red – 3.7V
Once the battery charge falls below 3.3V the LED will flash red five times and power to the device will cease.
The Led will remain a solid green once the battery has been fully charged.
It would have been cool if Lost Vape had included the LED on both sides of the battery. I kept forgetting which side it was on.
Lost Vape Ursa Nano Pod Kit – Safety Features
The LED will also provide information on the health of the Ursa Nano Pod Kit.
- Short circuit – The LED will pulse white three times
- Open circuit – When this happens or no pod is detected the LED will flash three times
- Over 10s – The LED will flash eight times and power will cease if vaping time exceeds ten seconds
As a stand alone product the pod has a height of 37.4mm, half of which is recessed within the battery section. It’s the usual set up by now. Remove the pod to check remaining juice levels.
There’s also a 1.0ohm disposable pod available but it doesn’t come with the Lost Vape Ursa Nano pod kit.
The fill areas of the PCTG pod has a frosted appearance but I had no difficulty viewing what was left within.
It’s reversible too so very easy to snap back into place using the strong twin magnet combination between pod and battery section.
The moulded mouthpiece has a narrow bore at 4.5mm, in line with what to expect from a MTL experience.
It’s the classic pod design and shape – certainly the type I’m more comfortable using.
The fill port can be found by lifting the silicone tab on the front of the pod.
It’s around 6mm wide and very accessible. I didn’t have any issue removing it so on this occasion nails are an option instead of a pre requisite! lol
The fill port opening is around 5mm in diameter and will accommodate the majority of bottle nozzles. When filling, position the pod in a horizontal position for best results.
If this is the first time the pod is being filled, let the e juice soak into the cotton for around five minutes before taking your first vape.
How Does the Lost Vape Nano Pod Kit Perform?
Just another pod kit, right? Average flavour and cloud production.
On the subject of juice ratios I wouldn’t suggest using anything above 60VG/40PG. The 0.8ohm coil may accept 70VG/30PG but I’m sure the 1.0ohm won’t without dry hitting.
I kept the airflow slider wide open to check whether I could achieve a restrictive lung hit. Indeed I could and the flavour experience was far beyond anything I was expecting.
It’s bloody marvelous!
This is the first pod kit I’ve used that delivers sweetness during the inhale. In fact I hardly ever experience flavour during inhale – that’s just one of my quirks, I guess.
That flavour intensity is off the scale! It’s bright, clean and from the word go pops on the exhale. Highly impressive.
With the airflow slider wide open, cloud production is also very satisfying for a disposable pod system.
Further Airflow Restrictions
There’s really not a lot to play around with in terms of airflow on the adjustable slider.
In fact I’d say just one other option – that of mid position. The inhale then becomes too tight for any kind of restrictive lung hit thus encouraging that MTL vape.
It does the job well enough as a MTL if a little on the loose side. That will provide a comfortable vape for many and the flavour remains excellent. As expected, vapour production is significantly reduced.
It’s when closing off the airflow slider that a true MTL vape can be experienced – and how!
The fixed airflow slot takes over and an already great flavour is attenuated. Airflow is heavily supressed and the vapour output mimics cigarette smoke which makes this an ideal setting for new vapers.
- Slim, lightweight and pocket friendly
- Reliable auto draw function
- Excellent flavour from the 0.8ohm disposable pod
- Fast type C USB charging
- Choice of a restrictive lung hit as well as a very authentic MTL vape
- No leaking
- Airflow slider isn’t as effective as it could be
- Can guzzle the juice (subjective)
- Would have liked an LED indicator on both sides of the battery (subjective)
Final Review Verdict
I’ve already recommended it to a potential new vaper!
It’s impressed me that much. Why? It doesn’t ask much from the user. It’s consistent and reliable thus making it an ideal candidate.
A new vaper isn’t generally interested in menu screens, fire buttons or heavy clunky devices that are uncomfortable to hold.
As for auto draw? Well that’s the icing on the e juice flavoured cake!
I’m impressed by the power of this unassuming little pod kit.
Although the voltage drops over time there doesn’t appear to be much loss in performance. It’s negligible at best. I was able to use the device for a total of nine hours before plugging in via type C USB.
It will take an hour to fully revive the battery and the charge indicator swiftly moves from red to blue, settling on a pulsing green LED for the majority of the charge cycle.
Yes! It is possible to vape while charging.
I mentioned power for a reason. The 0.8ohm coil genuinely does guzzle the juice. I was expecting a 2.5ml capacity to last the duration of the charge. Instead I vaped around 6ml.
We can put that down to my vaping pattern. The majority of the time was spent restrictive lung hitting – the pod kit has that versatility with the airflow slider wide open.
Splendid, slim, sleek and smart. Yep! Correct on all four counts.
Lost Vape has come up with a fully functioning, reliable and consistently flavoursome pod kit.
It’s very hard to find fault.
I dig it and I recommend it to a new or casual vaper.
Is this a pod kit you fancy getting your hands on?
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