mechlyfe ratel rebuildable pod kit preview

The Ratel Rebuildable Pod Kit By Mechlyfe Previewed

The Mechlyfe Ratel Rebuildable Pod Kit is as the name suggests one of the new breed of rebuildable pod mod devices!ratel poster

But that is not the only reason why this pod kit is a bit special – let me tell you more!ratel components

Looking at the battery (or mod) section of the kit – this uses a removable battery – a 18650 type which is not included in the kit.

Also this can output up to 80W! When you consider some of the more powerful pod mods can do up to 40W that is pretty powerful!ratel pod kit views

There are the same user modes you would find on a large Box Mod device:

All of these are selectable using the screen and buttons located on the side of the device.

Moving on to the pod – which is basically a removable tank.ratel coil installation

This has a rebuildable deck for single coil builds – you get 2 coils and cotton in the package.

Also you have an airflow control ring on the base of the pod which apparently is suitable for DTL and MTL vaping. We tell you what these terms mean in our Guide to MTL and DTL vaping styles.ratel mtl dtl airflow

To refill you remove the side panel from the mod and use the fill port located on the side of the pod.ratel pod side panels

There are 5 colours to choose from: Carbon Fibre, Resin Red, Resin Blue, Resin White and Resin Green.

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Kit Includes

  • Mechlyfe Ratel Rebuildable Pod device and pod
  • 2xMTL fused clapton coils
  • Screwdriver
  • Screws
  • O-rings
  • Organic cotton
  • USB cable
  • User manual

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Mechlyfe Ratel Rebuildable Pod Kit Specs

  • Size: 104x26x42mm
  • E-liquid capacity: 4ml (standard)
  • Battery: 18650 (not included)
  • Output: 5-80W adjustable (also variable Voltage mode 0.5-8V)
  • User modes: Variable Wattage, Variable Voltage, Bypass, Temperature control (Ti, Ni, SS)
  • Resistance range: 0.05-3.5ohm
  • Temperature range: 200-600°F
  • Rebuildable single coil deck
  • MTL and DTL compatible.
  • Replaceable side panels
  • CNC Carved aluminium main body

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This looks a great kit and could appeal to some people who think of pod mods as low power and wasteful!

Will you be saving up for the quite pricey Mechlyfe Ratel Rebuildable Pod Kit? Let me know in the comments below!

My name is Michelle - I am 43 and an engineer and Technical Author by trade. I started vaping many years ago in the days of Tornado tanks, Ego batteries and Variable Voltage. My journey in vaping began again last year and have started to move up in the shiny shiny gadget department and love vaping! I have finally stopped smoking as of February 2018 and that is all thanks to vaping! I am a huge dog lover and volunteer for my local dog rescue.


  1. A pod kit that is not only rebuildable, but also has a removable 18650 battery?!

    I think some companies are starting to stretch the limits of what a “pod” is! Not that I’m complaining, I would much rather have something that I can rebuild and isn’t tied to a built in battery that will one day die!

    • Hahaha you know what Will I was thinking that – at what point does it change from a pod to an AIO box mod?? As that is what this one is really? Still looks ace though!


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