A lot of vapers are eagerly waiting for the release of the new Uwell Caliburn G pod kit and that’s what I’m lucky enough to be reviewing.
OK, the original set the standard for pod kits and many say it still does.
Our Michelle absolutely loved it as you can see from her review.
So the new version certainly has some big boots to fill to say the least.
Since the success of the original Caliburn, Uwell released the Koko pod kit which Kevin aka the Worthing Vaper quite liked, but felt it needed more power.
What Can We Expect From the Uwell Caliburn G
It’s a top fill pod kit with swappable coils – in this case a DTL 0.8 ohm mesh and a regular MTL 1.0ohm.
The kit is powered by an internal 690mAh battery and features Type C charging.
By swapping which way you insert the pod onto the battery means you can also alter the airflow – more on that later.
There’s a choice of x6 colours: Blue – Red – Grey – Rosy Brown – Green and Black.
OK, the kits were sent to me direct from Uwell – thank you – and as always freebies do not sway my thoughts and opinions.
So let’s see if the G stands for greatness…
Inside the Box
- Uwell Caliburn G Pod Device
- Uwell Caliburn G 2ml Replacement Pod
- Uwell Caliburn G 0.8 Ohm Mesh Coil
- Uwell Caliburn 1.0 Ohm Coil
- USBC Cable
- User Manual
Uwell Caliburn G Specifications and Features
- 690mAh Built-In Battery
- 18w Max Output
- Dual Airflow System
- 5 Click Locking System
- 2ml E-Liquid Capacity
- Top Fill Method
Design and Build Quality
Not quite sure what the main body is made from I’d hazard a guess it’s zinc alloy – it is tough yet lightweight.
The pod snaps in and out nicely with a satisfying click, however the drip tip is a rather tight fit – more on that later.
I really like the design – it’s got a kind of Art Deco feel about it and the gold ring around the fire button only adds to what is a very elegant look.
The ridges not only add a nice design feature, but also give the device a good grip – this one won’t be slipping out of your hand.
The Caliburn logo is on the front of the device and again it’s done very elegantly indeed.
Uwell Caliburn G Pod Kit Quick Start Guide
- x5 clicks lock and unlock
- Fire button or inhale to vape
- Remove drip tip to fill via red grommit
- Remove/swap coil via base of pod
How Does the Uwell Caliburn G Pod Kit Perform?
I’ve never actually vaped on the original Caliburn but have only heard good things about it.
So I was keen to see if this new and improved version lived up to the original’s exacting standards.
For the taste test I used the last of the delicious SuperGood Cocktail Selection Nic Salts – a good match for the Uwell Caliburn G pod kit.
Filling the Uwell Caliburn G Pod Kit
First up the filling method…
That drip tip is a bugger to get off and it’s not just me saying that either. I gave a spare kit to a friend of mine and she really struggled getting it off too.
Once off filling is a doddle with a nice silicon sealed fill port.
The pod is crystal clear so you have no issues in seeing the juice level.
Snapping the mouthpiece back on can also be a bit of a pain – still better to be tight than leaky I guess.
Uwell Caliburn G Pod Kit Coil Swap
The coil is a push and pull style and obviously on the base of the pod.
It slots in and out smoothly – however make sure it is aligned correctly with the locating slot – otherwise it won’t fire and will leak.
Uwell Caliburn G Pod Kit Airflow
There’s dual airflow and it is kind of simple yet ingenious!
On the base of the pod is a tiny airflow hole.
If you snap the pod onto the battery and align it with the equally small airflow hole on the side – you’ll get the max amount of air.
Obviously pop the pod on with the holes not aligned, and you’ll get a more restricted vape.
I’ll look at how effective that is next.
Uwell Caliburn G Pod Kit 0.8ohm Mesh Coil
I began with the 0.8 ohm mesh coil and after priming it for 5 minutes – took a vape with the airflow wide open.
It’s a lovely loose DTL vape and the flavour is astounding – wow indeed.
I’d say on a scale of 1:10 with 10 being very airy, this is about an 8 to 8.5.
Swapping the coil around and the vape was even more flavoursome with that little bit of restriction really making the flavour pop.
Using the same scale I’d say it was a 7 to 7.5 – still airy but that flavour!
Uwell Caliburn G Pod Kit 1.0ohm Coil
I was a sent a spare pod so was able to simply fill that and switch.
Again I began with the airflow at its most open.
A definite looseish MTL vape with a fair amount of restriction – maybe a tad too tight for my tired old lungs.
Switching to the tighter setting and yup – this is definitely a ‘proper MTL vape’.
As for the flavour?
On both settings it is quite simply off the scale…an amazing vape with either coil and on either of the airflow settings.
- Classy design
- Tough yet lightweight
- Dual airflow options
- MTL and DTL coils included
- Fire button or inhale
- Fast charging
- Long battery life – full day on one charge
- AMAZING flavour
- Good clouds
- Top fill
- No leaking
Final Review Verdict
I’m impressed – VERY impressed.
The design is simple yet elegant – tough yet lightweight.
Yeah you could say it looks a little functional I suppose – but as pod kits go it’s definitely one of the better ‘lookers’.
That top cap come drip tip can be a pain getting on and off but trust me that’s a little niggle.
If the original Caliburn was good – the new Uwell Caliburn G pod kit is very special indeed.
Absolutely incredible flavour and then some – very highly recommenced…
So…is this one on your vaping wish list?
Any thoughts or opinions please let me know in the comments below.