The Smok Nord 5 is the latest in the popular and long running Nord range.

nord 5 banner

I loved the original Nord, but since then there have been many updates including the Nord 2, Nord X, Nord 4, Nord Pro and Nord 50W.

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What To Expect From The Smok Nord 5 Kit…

Traditionally the Nord range were basic starter kits – aimed at beginner vapers.

smok nord 5 components

Over the evolution of this range the device has become more complex and moved away from a typical MTL starter kit into more of a mini box mod and sub ohm tank set-up.

MTL and DTL are types of vaping – we tell you what these terms mean in our Guide To Vape Styles.

The Nord 5 is not what I would describe as a starter kit any more.

You can replace the coils on this and it uses the RPM 3 range (same as the RPM 5 and RPM 5 Pro kits) which are definitely Direct To Lung (DTL) coils which are not compatible with higher nicotine or nic salt e-liquid.

nord 5 pod features

These coils are either 0.15ohm or 0.23ohm resistance (you get both in the kit) and will need to be used at higher wattages than a MTL coil.

nord 5 coils

The pod is refillable and in standard format the capacity is 5ml or for TPD Regulated areas this is reduced to 2ml.

nord 5 filling

Looking at the main device now, this has a staggering 2000mAh battery!

nord 5 battery

Charging is at either 1.2A (Regular version) or 1.5A (Leather version) charge rate. Smok say that 1 hour 40 mins is the maximum charge time.

nord 5 charging

The output is adjustable from 5-80W – again this output is in the single battery box mod category!

Included is an airflow adjustment lever to tailor the airflow to your preference.

nord 5 airflow

An 0.69in OLED screen is provided to view all your vaping data plus an LED indicator.

nord 5 screen

There are 12 colour options to choose from in 2 ranges:

Regular Range: Red Grey Dart, Blue Grey Dart, Green Blue Dart, 7-Colour Dart, Fluid Black Grey, Black Dart, Blue Pink Dart and White Dart.

smok nord 5 regular colours

Leather Range: Black, Beige White, Grey and Brown.
smok nord 5 leather colours

Kit Includes

  • Smok Nord 5 Device
  • Nord 5 pod
  • RPM 3 Meshed 0.15ohm coil (installed)
  • RPM 3 Meshed 0.23ohm coil
  • USB Type C cable
  • User manual

nord 5 contents

Smok Nord 5 Kit Specs

  • Size: 105×32.5×23.7mm (Regular) / 106×32.5×24.8mm (Leather)
  • Output: 5-80W (0.5-4V)
  • User Modes: VW
  • Battery: 2000mAh (internal)
  • Display: 0.69in OLED Screen and LED indicator
  • Resistance range: 0.15-2.5ohm
  • USB Type C port – 1.2A charge rate (regular) / 1.5A charge rate (Leather) – 1 hour 40 mins charge time
  • Pods: Refillable, replaceable coils
  • Coils : RPM 3 coil range
  • Capacity: 2ml (TPD) / 5ml (standard)
  • Adjustable airflow
  • Coil locking system
  • Side fill port

nord 5 regular specs

nord 5 leather specs

Sadly I think the Nord range has moved away from the starter kit category into a mini box mod device. This is no longer the simple basic starter kit it once was.

Let me know what you think of the Smok Nord 5 in the comments below!

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My name is Michelle - I am 46 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 a few years ago and have started to move up in the shiny shiny gadget department and love vaping! I have finally stopped smoking as of June 2019 and that is all thanks to vaping! 20mg Nicotine Salts are my hero! Oh and I am partial to a nice pod mod!


  1. I can’t seem to find a site to buy this anywhere. It says pre order only everywhere I look, even on your link Where can I get it?

    • It looks like they still haven’t been shipped to suppliers yet.

      Usually the Chinese websites are the first to get them then usually a week or two before the UK vendors get them. But still Pre-order on the China sites.

      3F vaping have a couple of them in stock, but the other colour versions it is expecting to be the 27th July.


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