The Vapefly Galaxies vape kit review and well…this.. was not expected!
Vapefly is one of those brands that generally release high quality products which are sometimes designed in collaboration with the German 103 Team.
I had no idea what the German 103 team really was to be honest, but basically its a group of 101 members, mainly from Germany, and headed by You Tuber Dampf Wolke and with its connection to Vapefly, the German 103 Team has had a few nice successful kits with Vapefly.
What Can We Expect From the Vapefly Galaxies Kit?
So why is this Vapefly Galaxies 30w kit not expected?
Put simply – I really didn’t think Vapefly would release, arguably the smallest mod I have ever seen, coupled with a Pod-Tank…
Are you as surprised as I am ?!?
Anyway, enough waffle. The Vapefly Galaxies 30w Kit is a teeny tiny set-up which contains a IP67 rated device with a hefty 950mAh internal battery which is rechargeable via the micro USB port.
Also included in the kit is the Galaxies Air Tank which has all the expected features including adjustable airflow, replaceable coils and takes the Freecore coils.
So let’s crack on and see what the Vapefly Galaxies 30w Kit is all about…
Inside the Box
- 1 x Galaxies Mod
- 1 x Galaxies Air Tank
- 1 x 0.8Ω Freecore Coil
- 1 x 1.2Ω Freecore Coil
- 1 x Micro USB Cable
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x Warranty Card
Vapefly Galaxies Kit Key Features
- Product Size: 24.75 x 34.88 x 54.30mm
- IP67 rating
- Output Wattage: 5-30w
- Output Modes: Wattage/Bypass in Volts
- Charging: Via Micro USB Port @ 1 Amp Max
- Battery: 950mAh Internal
Vapefly Galaxies Kit Tank
- Height: 38.8mm
- Diameter: 22.0mm
- Coil – FreeCore Compatible
- Airflow: Adjustable Airflow Control at Base
- To Fill: Via silicone bung
- Capacity: 2ml
Vapefly Galaxies Kit Colours
The Vapefly Galaxies kit comes in a handful of colours, all of which come with a Black Pod-Tank apart from the Pink variant which comes with a Silver base and clear Pod-Tank.
Design and Build Quality
I received the Dark Blue variant of the Vapefly Galaxies 30w Kit which personally isn’t really all ‘Dark Blue’ – the rubber feeling surround is more of a light blue with the inner leather (Soft Plastic) surround being darker for sure.
Either way its kind of an unusual blue contrast but it looks decent enough.
The Galaxies Air Pod Tank
Vapefly Galaxies Kit Drip Tip & Top Cap:
The mouthpiece for the Air Pod-Tank is non removable but its fairly comfortable, I’d say its pretty much a standard tubed 510 shaped drip-tip.
The fill port is hidden away on the side of the Tank and can be accessed once you remove the tank from the base.
The small silicone bung is thing, and difficult to remove, even if you have fairly good finger nails it’s still a little tricky.
So much so, that I’ve torn the silicon slightly making it even more difficult to remove in order to fill.
The 2ml capacity tank takes Vapefly’s own FreeCore G-Series coils which so far appear to be either 0.8Ω NI80 and 1.2Ω KA1 coils and it is believed further options will be available.
The tank is quite darkly tinted unless you get the Pink variant, in which case the tank will be clear.
The tank is attached to the base via what you could basically call a bayonet fitting, a simple push and twist will lock the tank into the base.
The base itself has a very smooth adjustable airflow ring with a number of airflow settings available from 2 wide open slots on either side, down to three small airflow inlets so the airflow can really be dialled down to your preference.
Tank – Overall:
Overall the tank is like the majority of pod style tanks we’ve seen for the past 12 months or so.
Its only difference in essence is the ‘twist to remove‘ feature.
The 2ml capacity may be a little small for some however the Galaxies pod is designed for high resistance coils so expect that 2ml capacity to last a fair while.
The Vapefly Galaxies Kit Mod:
At the top of this cute little device is the usual 510 connector which is very simple with no outer base-plate but is sat on a plastic top which can hold up to a 24mm atomiser before you notice any overhang.
The 510 pin itself has a slight spring to it meaning the device should be able to house other atomisers without any gap between device and tank.
Micro USB Port:
Hidden under a teeny rubber flap is your micro USB port for charging and updating the firmware on the device.
The Micro-USB port offers a 1 Amp charge which is fair enough for a 950mAh device.
The Front Of the Vapefly Galaxies Kit
The Galaxies device has a cute little screen which is roughly 1cm in width and 0.8cm in height.
So yeah… it’s small, but displayed on the screen is simply the set wattage, the battery level and the resistance of your coil.
Above the screen is a small, square but nicely clicky fire button, and below the screen are your adjustment buttons which are also nicely raised from the screen panel and click nicely also.
But of course, they’re a little small.
The Galaxies device itself is mostly covered in a soft rubbery silicon of some description, making it grippy and durable.
Only at the top of the device (where you fit your tank) is there any plastic on show.
A leather feeling surround is also covering the device, which doesn’t exactly feel very premium, but it feels OK and has a slight cushioning to it.
Being an Ip67 rated Waterproof, dustproof and shockproof device, you would expect it to be tough and durable, and on the face of it, it appears to tick those boxes quite nicely.
Who said you had to be big to be tough!
The Vapefly Galaxies Kit Mod – Overall
I don’t think I’ve really stated the obvious… This mod is TINY!
Measuring up at 54mm in height, its shorter than a 10mm nic shot bottle which is around 74mm.
So it’s safe to say the Galaxies Mod is a super tiny device.
In fact, its the same height as an Aspire Minican… WITHOUT A POD INSTALLED!! That’s crazy.
For something which has a 950mAh battery and can fire up to 30 watts, I’m impressed.
The Vapefly Galaxies Kit In the Hand
Starting off with the weight of this kit.. The tank, when filled with e-liquid is heavier than the device! Work that one out!
In the hand, the Vapefly Galaxies kit is very lightweight at portable and also thanks to the rubbery coating and leathery feel surround, its comfortable to hold and use.
How To Fill The Vapefly Galaxies Kit Tank
- Twist the tank anti-clockwise 90 degrees to release the tank from the base
- Carefully pull open the silicone flap
- Fill with your desired e-liquid
- Re-fit the flap and allow the coil to soak up the e-liquid for 5 minutes or so.
Both of the provided coils are from a new G-Series line of coils, the two provided are both round-wire, which honestly is a little out-dated now as we see most coils being of the Mesh variety.
The 0.8Ω NI80, the larger of the two coils, is recommended between 12 and 18 watts the and 1.2Ω KA1 coil is recommended between 8 and 12 watts.
How Does the Vapefly Galaxies Kit Perform?
There is no menu as such with the Galaxies device, but there are still a few simple functions to keep in mind.
Vapefly Galaxies Kit Basic Operation
Front screen shows:
- Coil resistance
- Battery Level
- Set Wattage/Voltage
Vapefly Galaxies Kit Button Functions:
- Fire Button 5 clicks – Device on/Off
- Fire button 3 clicks – Change between Watts/Volts
- Press & Hold Up/Down buttons – Locks wattage/voltage
Vapefly Galaxies Kit Flavour & Clouds
For the duration of my testing, I was vaping on a bit of a mixture of e-liquids to be honest!
For the 0.8Ω coil, I used Jungle Juice by Darkstar which is a 70VG 30PG mix.
And for the 1.2Ω coil I used Mango Unchained from the Lickwid range which is a 50Vg 50PG mix.
The 0.8Ω FreeCore Coil (12-18w)
The 0.8Ω coil I feel is primarily for a restrictive Direct lung experience.
And for what it is, it does a fairly decent job. I found at 18 watts with the airflow wide open, you get a slightly warm, sweet vape.
The coil does a fair job to bring out a lot of the sweet notes of e-liquids but the flavour isn’t very dense or extremely saturated. But it’s satisfying enough. Also nice little clouds too.
Lowering that airflow down to two airflow holes only, and the restriction becomes almost too tight for even the tightest of restrictive direct lung hits.
However, if you lower the airflow to just one hole open, you can enjoy a loose MTL vape, however due to the drip-tip shape and size, its not exactly comfortable.
The 1.2Ω FreeCore Coil (8-12w)
With the higher resistance coil, I assumed the coil is designed for Mouth to lung, and sure it is.
And it doesn’t do a bad job but what ruins this experience for me, is the drip tip shape and size. Personally the mouthpiece bore is too wide to truly enjoy this coil as an MTL vape.
Flavour from this coil is OK, to be honest it just reminds me of any other 2014 round-wire coil.
I enjoyed this coil best at 10 watts with 2 airflow holes open.
Vapefly Galaxies Kit Airflow
The airflow adjustment on the Air Pod base adjusts nicely and allows you to really dial in your preferred airflow.
Across the range, the airflow is fairly smooth, quiet and there is no whistle or turbulent feeling.
Vapefly Galaxies Kit Battery Life
Regardless of which coil you prefer, with a maximum recommended 18 watts on the 0.8Ω coil, I’ve enjoyed a days worth of vaping thanks to the 950mAh battery which is more than capable of lasting all day.
Of course that really depends how much you vape and at what wattage, however for me its lasted a day fine.
Using the 1.2Ω coil at 10 watts, I’ve squeezed over 2 days of life which is excellent, and with the 1 amp charge rate, it charges in a little over an hour so there is no drama there either.
Vapefly Galaxies Kit Durability
Considering the size of the Galaxies device, giving this teeny thing an IP67 rating sound a bit nuts. But hey, Vapefly have done crazier things in the past.
The device, despite being lightweight, feels solid and I have no doubt it could be bounced around quite a bit and still live to tell the tale.
- Super tiny and pocket friendly
- Good battery for its size
- Decent power output for its size
- Charges fairly quickly
- Simple to use and adjust
- Barely any leakage
- Smooth airflow
- Fairly decent flavour with the 0.8Ω coil
- Minimum Resistance unknown but higher than 0.3Ω
- Mouthpiece, for me, prevented this from giving a true mouth to lung draw
- Silicon filling bung is too thin and breaks (We have been informed this issue has been rectified but have not seen the results ourselves as of yet)
Final Review Verdict
The Vapefly Galaxies kit is something a little different, its not quite a Pod-Mod and its not quite a simple Pod System.
In essence its a very small, low power mod which comes with a Pod-Tank. So its literally like a proper Sub-Ohm kit you may buy, but in tiny form.
So the 3 big questions I ask when testing a product are:
Would this device be long lasting and still work 3, 6 or even 12 months from now?
I’ve no doubt with a little bit of care, the Vapefly Galaxies kit will last very well.
Its small form factor coupled with its solid durability means the device should last very well over 12 months and the 950mAh battery, although it will loose life over the months, is still large enough to still perform well over time.
The Galaxies Air Pod may not last as well, but will a bit more care, regular cleaning of the pod-tank and the base should mean the kit lasts pretty well into 2022.
Does this device deliver the flavour, vapour and general experience I require, in order to be enjoyed?
For what it is, the coils perform fairly well. For me personally I feel the coils aren’t quite as good as they could be, perhaps because I prefer mesh coils as opposed to round-wire coils and also because the vape experience is either restrictive Direct Lung, or a not very comfortable Mouth to lung due to the large mouthpiece.
Is the Vapefly Galaxies Kit versatile enough to suit a new and experienced vapers?
The Galaxies kit has been made with newer vapers in mind.
It would also work well as a ‘next step’ for someone after spending a few months on disposable kits and looking for something a little more long term. So in this case new users will be served well. Especially if you want a tiny, portable vape kit.
It could also be an option as a backup device in case their main kit fails. One to stick in your bag if your main battery fails on a day out.
Have you bought the Vapefly Galaxies kit?
Or have you tried it?
Let us know what you thought in the comments below.