The Smok Vape Pen V2 takes me back to the original vape pen that was quite a popular device.

Like the rest, it’s a simple, easy to use pen styled mod and tank with a seamless look and fairly decent battery capacity.

Smok Vape Pen V2 review

Of course since those days, Smok has gone wild with mods and tanks, but its pen-style range continued to evolve.

To name a few, the Stick Prince, Stick M17, Stick X8, Stick AIO, Stick V8 (and V8 Baby) and the Vape Pen 22.

So the Smok Vape Pen V2 comes from a long breed of Smok pen style systems.

As a ‘never tried‘ Smok Pen user – I want to know what all the fuss is about.

So let’s crack on with the review and see what this kit is all about.

What Can We Expect From the Smok Vape Pen V2?

The Smok Vape Pen V2 contains a 1600mAh battery, Micro USB Port for charging and what you could basically call a generic version of any of the TFV tanks that Smok has released.

Smok Vape Pen V2 contents

But unlike the usual tank and mod combo kits, the Smok Vape Pen V2 does not have the usual 510 connection up top to connect the tank to the mod.

The tank itself can hold 3ml of e-liquid (2ml TPD) and comes with 2 0.15Ω Mesh Coils.

This kit was sent to me free of charge for the purpose of review.

All views and opinions are solely those of my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of others.

Inside the Box

  • 1 x Vape Pen V2
  • 2 x Vape Pen Meshed V2 Coils (0.15)
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 1 x User Guide

Smok Vape Pen V2 inside the box

Specs and Features

  • Size: 117.7×22.0x94.5
  • Battery: 1600mAh Internal
  • E-Liquid Capacity: 3ml (TPD Version 2.0ml)
  • Output Wattage: 60w Max
  • Suitable Resistance: 0.14Ω-3.0Ω
  • Airflow – Adjustable Airflow Ring
  • Charging: Via Micro USB
  • Available colours: Red | Rainbow | Black | Silver | Blue | Gold | Gun Metal

Design and Build Quality

The 22mm Diameter Tube style kit by Smok is made of a materials I cannot confirm.

My guess is aluminium alloy, or perhaps zinc alloy.

Smok Vape Pen V2 colours

Nonetheless this is a very simply styled device.

Smok Vape Pen V2 reviewed

I received the Gold colour variant of the Smok Vape Pen V2, and even thought I’m not a big fan of gold kits, I really can’t fault the build quality and finish of this kit.

On the face of the device is a large round, slightly spongy fire button and just above that are 3 small LED indicators to display battery life.

Smok Vape Pen V2 fire button

On the other side is the Micro USB Port for charging the device.

Smok Vape Pen V2 – the Tank

The tank itself is not removable as such.

In simple terms, the base of the tank is built into the device itself meaning there is no 510 connection so you wont be able to make use of the 1600mAh battery with another tank.

how to fill the Smok Vape Pen V2

Up top is a non-removable drip tip that I would almost put down as a slim-line 810 style drip tip, but it is also screwed into the top of the tank which needs to be unscrewed, in order to fill the tank.

The coil screws into the device from the top with the top-section then screwing down onto the coil which then makes the glass seal in position.

Smok Vape Pen V2 base

At the top of the device, or base of the tank – whichever way you like it, is a nice airflow adjustment ring which has a stopper so it does not spin freely.

Smok Vape Pen V2 In the Hand

The Smok Vape Pen V2 is really no bother to hold and carry.

Being only 22mm in diameter and 117mm in height, its very lightweight and nice in the hand.

Smok Vape Pen V2 in hand

The fire button is also very nicely placed for a very comfortable thumb fire but when using as a finger firer, I find it a little uncomfortable.

How To Fill the Smok Vape Pen V2

Here’s how to fill the Smok Vape Pen V2 with e-liquid:

  • Unscrew the drip tip Anti-Clockwise
  • Fill with your desired e-liquid
  • Re-fit the drip-tip cap clockwise
  • Allow the e-liquid to saturate the coil for around 5-10minutes

fill vape tankSmok Vape Pen V2 Functions

There really isn’t much to learn when operating this piece of machinery.

Here’s all you need:

  • 5 Clicks of Fire Button – Device On/Off
  • 2 Clicks of Fire Button – Check Battery Life

How Does the Smok Vape Pen V2 Perform?

I was using a high VG (80VG-20PG) variant of Code Red by Darkstar to really give these coils a bit of work to do.

Smok Vape Pen V2

Read more: VG VS PG In E Liquid: All You Need To Know

Smok Vape Pen V2 – Flavour and Clouds

The Smok Vape Pen V2 has no option to adjust the wattage, So I gather there is some magic in this device which will automatically adjust the wattage to the recommended, depending on which coil is installed.

vape pen

However because only 2 of the same coils are included in the kit, I’m unable to test this logic.

Smok Vape Pen V2 – the 0.15Ω Meshed Coil (30-50w)

Regardless of where you set the airflow, I’ve been impressed with the flavour from these coils.

For me, they work better with fruits than they do with desert style e-liquids.


They just seem better at bringing out the sweeter, tropical flavours in comparison to the custards and the cakes.

The Smok Vape Pen V2 is a fairly cool vape until you close the airflow down below half open, at which point you can enjoy a slightly warm vape, but there are some drawbacks to restricting the airflow that much…. See below…

Smok Vape Pen V2 Airflow

I’m going to have to break this category into two, the first is how the restriction changes, the second is how the noise changes!

With regards to restriction – When wide open, the Smok Vape Pen V2 offers a very loose Direct-Lung Vape in typical Smok style, however, it’s not TOO much, it’s just very loose.

airflowKnocking that airflow half way – there is a slight restriction which is very comfortable and maybe a little increase in flavour.

Knocking down again to quarter open – a nice restrictive direct lung vape.

Now, onto the noise…In simple terms…

  • All the way open – fairly quiet, nice and smooth.
  • Half way open – slightly noisy, and almost feels a little rough with regards to its smoothness.
  • Quarter open – still just slightly noisy, but also a little whistle and still rough with regards to smoothness.

Smok Vape Pen V2 AirflowBattery Life

Considering the 2 main factors… A 1600mAh battery, and the 0.15Ω coils included.

The Smok Vape Pen V2 does a fairly good job.

micro usb

Day to day, I’ve enjoyed an average of around 8 hours battery life but to be honest, I feel with these coils in particular the Vape Pen V2 doesn’t last long enough.

There are a few other coils available however, a 0.6Ω, 0.3Ω and a 0.25Ω which will all probably do a better job of preserving battery life.

Charging the device, is fairly slow. I’ve found its taken over an hour to charge

This device could really do with a 2A USB Type C Charge port allowing for a fast charge.


  • Decent flavour
  • Simple and easy to use
  • Good build quality


  • Small tank capacity
  • A little noisy
  • Battery life not the best
  • Charges fairly slowly
  • No Wattage Adjustment

Final Review Verdict

As much as the Smok Vape Pen V2 dishes out good flavour, I’m a little disappointed.

Now maybe I’m asking too much, maybe its simplicity and minimal features are what people want?

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But I just feel the device is a little outdated with a Micro USB Port and no wattage adjustment. The tank also has a low e-liquid capacity and is a little ‘Old Skool‘ to fill.

But again, if its convenience, portability and simplicity you desire, the Smoke Vape Pen V2 does a good job of ticking those boxes.

So if you’re not to fussed about the other stuff then the Smok Vape Pen V2 may be an option.

Just don’t expect to be able to tailor your vape to exactly how you like it. You get what you’re given and that’s that.

Does this device deliver the flavour, vapour and general experience I require, in order to be enjoyed?

With regards to flavour, Yep. Decent flavour and a nice little cloud chucker.

The general vape experience is what it is and there is very little you can do about it apart from adjusting the airflow.

vape pen kit

Is this device versatile to suit a new vaper, and an experienced one a like?

I would say this device is probably only for one type of vaper – someone that just needs simple on-the-go vaping with no faff.

If you’re new to vaping, this may get you going but certainly not if you’re looking to match a lit cigarette-like experience.

Have you bought this vape kit, or likely to?

Or have you given it a try?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Hey Folks. Im Gaz, The Flat-cap Vaper. I’m 35, married with 3 kids and I just love Flatcap's and Vaping! I started my e-cigarette journey in 2014 when I entered my local vape shop and got so well looked after, I ditched my 10 year habit of 15 roll-ups a day within 48hrs. Following on from this, my Vaping journey began. I started a Youtube Channel at the beginning of 2019 and so far has had over 500,000+ views. I quickly upgraded my device and that’s when my geeky side took over and I began to experiment with making my own liquid, building my own coils and even my own mods! As a trained electrician I suppose ohms, wattage and voltage runs through my veins so Vaping has become my hobby and a passion that I want to share with everyone.

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Hey Folks. Im Gaz, The Flat-cap Vaper. I’m 35, married with 3 kids and I just love Flatcap's and Vaping! I started my e-cigarette journey in 2014 when I entered my local vape shop and got so well looked after, I ditched my 10 year habit of 15 roll-ups a day within 48hrs. Following on from this, my Vaping journey began. I started a Youtube Channel at the beginning of 2019 and so far has had over 500,000+ views. I quickly upgraded my device and that’s when my geeky side took over and I began to experiment with making my own liquid, building my own coils and even my own mods! As a trained electrician I suppose ohms, wattage and voltage runs through my veins so Vaping has become my hobby and a passion that I want to share with everyone.
smok-vape-pen-v2-reviewI feel I've been a little tough on this device. I'm not sure why. But I think its mainly because this is just a very 'uneventful' bit of kit with very little features and not very versatile. But for a small bit of pocket friendliness - it's not bad.


  1. I just bought 2 of these vape pens and I hate them! As soon as you change coils for the first time they leak like hell out of the airflow slot! I’ve tried changing the respective o rings for that area even stacking them and nothing seems to work. What gives?

    • What e-liquid are you using?

      I would recommend at least 70% VG – anything less will be too thin and might leak.

      If you are using the correct e-liquid I would perhaps suggest contacting Smok as it sounds like a defective product?

      Their warranty info is published here.

  2. Bought one a month ago and love it, nice to not lug around my full size mods and better flavor and hits than little pocket mods.

  3. I actually like this very much. I always liked the pen style and had a bunch of them but gave them away when I quit vaping a couple of years ago. I have now started again and I’m impressed. I don’t think waiting an hour for a recharge is bad at all. I’ve had vapes in the past that took hours. I have also found that I like the .3 coil better than the .15. I do wish the tank was bigger and I wish you could remove it and put a different tank on it. I haven’t changed coils yet but I’m not looking forward to doing so. I bought two of these and am running .15 in one and .3 in the other. The flavor isn’t great on either but the vapor volume to me is very good.

  4. I’ve vaped from the beginning and tried them all, and finally settled on the Smok V2 Pen. Only one drawback to this pen, the mouthpiece is too large to my liking. But I got around that by inserting a smaller mouthpiece from a competiting device. Now I have the perfect device. Wish I could include an image of my modification.

    • Hi Tom.

      Please let us know what you replaced it with? Just bought this moving away from disposables and I can’t stand the mouth piece!

      Trying to remove it the whole cart came out and flooded the airways with juice. Hoping I haven’t broken the bloody thing after less than 24 hours use.


  5. Oh – wanted to mention. Do NOT install the app to register the device for warranty!! The link to the Google Play store does NOT go to Google Play where they could screen for malware. The site that comes up is blocked by Chrome for having malware, and I have heard the APK wants access to your photos, camera, microphone, and all sorts of stuff. Emailed the company and got no response. I won’t be dealing with this company again simply due to this fact along!

  6. I bought one because a recent injury left me with no income until a shit-ton of paperwork (and maybe lawyers) get the ball rolling, so no more $9/pack cigs for me, and I’ve been wanting to quit anyway. I figured I’d switch to vape with low nicotine and slowly start mixing with 0 nicotine. This pen was the cheapest option in the case. The person at the counter said using the higher-wattage/low-ohm from the first/expensive case was better for low-nic juices. I don’t know if that’s true or just a way to make me spend more, but cheapest from the expensive case was how I ended up with it.

    As for burnt – not tasting it, then again I tend to release the button half-way or pulse it a bit to avoid coughing (not used to vapes). Leakage could just be me filling it up too much and its pretty minimal. Battery life is poor, but its not like I don’t have USB chargers literally everywhere. If I has to remove batteries to put on a charger, that would make battery life more of an issue. I mainly came here to see what I was missing since I have nothing to compare it to!

  7. I have just bought this vape pen and it’s fab .it doesn’t leak if u don’t over fill .if u put the decent liquid in it won’t spit .make sure u leave it to stand for 10 min to soak into coil or it will burn .brilliant little vape pen

  8. Horrible gets hot hot after turning on. Spits back what feels like shocks on tongue
    Mouthpiece to big. Size rediculus for what is called a pen. I want a refund. Paid 28’99 and it’s not returnalbe

    • What e-liquid are you using in this? It is designed for higher VG (70%+) – if you use 50/50 in it it will boil and spit.

  9. Purchased a smok vape pen V2 kit yesterday. This new design with adjustable airflow doesn’t hit as good as older model. And the battery life sucks!! May stay charged for 3 hours. Previously had the smok vape pen 22. Battery life was excellent 6 hours or more. But they no longer carry the 22. Will definitely not be purchasing again!!

  10. Just picked One up. Needed a good cheap no fuss vape. I have a DNA 250 mad modder and love it but it’s my nice vape and it’s 300 bucks so losing it would suck. Now with this vape pen 2 it’s alright for what it is the charging is terrible BUT flavor and simplicity is where it is. Plus if I lose it on a job site no biggie.

  11. Picked one up today. So far not impressed.

    For started it was leaking from the air holes, with no obvious signs of why. I potentially think it was coming from where the O ring was.

    I took it apart, again, and compared to the second coil supplied. Wasn’t sure if it looked the same, so I replaced it with one of the spares.

    I then filled it up following a guide online. Close the air vent, fill tank, turn upside down and once liquid has moved, open air vent. No leak so far.

    The vape experience isn’t the best. It’s quite noisy and makes a gurgle/crackle sound.

    Flavour isn’t great on the liquid being used, can’t work out if it’s the liquid or getting slightly burned. I’ll see how it goes.

    I was spending a lot on disposable Elf bars, so thought buying a vape would see me right, maybe I was wrong.

  12. I must admit I’m not crazy about the vape v2. It’s messy and taste burnt .The coils don’t last very long but at least they come in a 5 pack on line .

  13. Totally agree, I’ve spent more time wiping the dripping juice coming out the airflow holes & refilling over & over than I do vaping. Bought a week ago & also am trashing $$ down the drain.
    PS. My glass top is the same way

  14. I cannot stand my Smoke Vapepen V2. Battery life sucks, it drips on me, I really hate when I have to change coils, because that glass is a real ****h to put on and maybe it’s just this particular one,but I’m all the way turned off. Will be chunking it in the trash tomorrow when I buy something else.


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