Is it a pod, is it a tank, no! It’s the Vapmor VGO and it works both ways!
Basic starter kits for the complete novice have been around since the very dawn of vaping. Evolution came knocking at the door and pod based systems were allowed to join the party.
Vapmor, in their rather limited experience, have decided to get the two to dance together at said party by producing both a tank and a pod. It’s a tank or a pod. A pod or a tank.
Meanwhile Vapmor themselves have a vision. A world with less smoke and more vapour. Indeed this is how the Shenzen based company formed their name back in October 2018.
For such a relatively short space of manufacturing time they have produced the VPEN and VTURN (pod based systems), the standalone VTANK and the MIRROR mod.
What can we expect from the Vapmor VGO?
Effectively the Vapmor VGO is a two in one device and attempts to offer all the newfound joys of a conventional mouth to lung vape while recognising the needs of the sub ohm based market, all achieved by a quick release magnetised connecting system for rapid and stress free interchange of tank or pod. Pod or tank.
Both lightweight and portable there should be no problem slipping this in a bag or shirt pocket and the 1500mAh battery should give us some good vape time.
Aimed at both the new and experienced vaper, does the Vapmor VGO do enough to hold the attention? Is it convenient enough to use and is the best of both worlds really a step in the right direction?
And why am I asking all these questions when it’s my job to let you know? ..There I go again! Tell ya what. Just read on instead.
This product has been sent free of charge for the purposes of review. You’re about to get my honest, unbiased thoughts and opinions on the Vapmor VGO.
In The Box
- VGO battery
- 1 X VGO refillable pod
- 1 X VGO Tank with installed 0.35ohm mesh coil
- 1 X 0.60ohm replacement coil
- Replacement 2ml glass tube
- USB charging cable
- User manual & warranty card
- ID card
- 2 in 1 device using a conventional subohm tank and a refillable pod
- 3 level power adjustment suitable for nic salts and standard E-liquid
- Gold plated metal and lead free brass
- Child safety fill port
- Quick release magnets on base of tank and pod
- Pass through charge enabled
- Tank & pod diameter 20mm
- 1500 mah built in battery
- Tank output 20-35w (0.35ohm coil)
- Tank output 12-21w (0.6ohm coil)
- Pod output 7-12w (1.0ohm coil)
- 2ml capacity for tank & pod
Design and build quality
Despite this product falling within TPD compliancy it’s quite clear my review version is designed for use outside the EU, there being no nicotine warning labels on the packaging itself.
The Vapmor VGO comes in eight basic colour configurations:
Pharo Gold, Indigo Blue, Luxo Green, Royo Purple, Espresso Brown, Burgundy Red, Astral Silver and the one I received, Devo Black.
The Mod / Battery
I took the mod out of the box with the pre installed pod and it felt as light as a pencil and being only 20mm in diameter, as wide as a marker pen.
With the tank installed the device started to feel a bit top heavy with its brass and gold plated construction but in both cases it’s not likely to weigh you down when carried about your persons.
There are dual cut outs at the top of the mod to ensure
- Liquid level visibility ( upper cut out)
- Airflow adjustment ( lower cut out)
The tank / pod and the battery connect by a magnetic mechanism which enables you to fully rotate the tank / pod while housed within the mod.
A system that works much better when the tank is installed allowing for traditional airflow adjustment.
Beneath these two cut outs sits the raised, tactile fire button that is very responsive to the standard arrangement of powering on or off. You guessed it! Five clicks.
A micro usb charge port is located in the middle of the mod, meaning the ability to charge in a vertical position.
Pass through charging (vape while charging) is possible if you simply cannot wait for that next vape but when left alone takes around 90 minutes for a discharged battery to spring back into life.
During charging cycles the LED indicator will pulse red until charge capacity has reached maximum level.
There are three power settings available when in use.
- Blue light. Lowest power setting
- Green light. Medium power setting
- Red light. Highest power setting
All three settings can be cycled through by three quick presses of the fire button.
The power output you get is all dependent on the resistance of the pod and tank coil you are using. The battery automatically detects the coil and changes the wattage accordingly.
For each coil type you will receive a different power output:
1.0Ohm – Pod Coil – 7-12W
- Blue | Low = 7W
- Green | Medium = 9W
- Red | high = 12W
0.6Ohm Strip Coil – Tank – 12-21W
- Blue | Low = 12W
- Green | Medium = 16W
- Red | High = 21W
0.35Ohm Mesh Coil – Tank – 20-35W
- Blue | Low = 20W
- Green | Medium = 28W
- Red | High = 35W
Tip! If you get confused about your current output strength a single tap of the fire button will put your mind at rest.
The pod is made of PCTG which is basically a toughened plastic material. There’s a fixed drip tip and quick release top cap which is spring loaded.
Two pinhole airflow slots are present either side to coincide with the lower airflow cut out on the mod. The pod comes with a 1.0Ohm coil.
How To Fill The Pod
- Pull out the pod from the battery and open the fill cap
- Fill the pod ( Use the larger fill port)
- Leave to stand in a vertical position for five minutes
- Remove the protective film on the bottom of the pod and connect to battery
There is also a smaller air release hole on the pod. Little details but amazing how it helps with the smooth dispersal of e-liquid.
It’s made of gold plated, lead free brass hence the considerable weight gain to the device overall.
Featuring a single average sized cycloptic airflow slot to provide either a tight or semi restrictive lung hit driven by to the two coils included.
- 0.35ohm mesh coil rated at 20-35w
- 0.60ohm strip coil rated at 12-21w
Both coils are gold plated to match in with the blingy nature of the tank itself.
How To Fill the Tank
- Pull out the tank. Lift up the drip tip slightly and push the lid forwards where indicated on top cap
- Fill with e liquid
- Place the tank vertically for five minutes while the e-liquid saturates into the coil
- Slide the lid closed and ensure the drip tip is pushed back firmly into place
How to Change The Coils
- Make sure the tank is completely empty
- Unscrew the top of the tank, removing the lid with the coil
- Unscrew the old coil and replace with a new one
- Screw the top of the tank along with the new coil back onto the tank base
How Does The Vapmor VGO Perform?
First up the pod!
VGO Pod | Built in 1.0ohm Coil
For the purposes of review I used Tub Thumping Brews Presents Gumbo’s Fruits Of Salad, an e-liquid I have become very familiar with over the last week. It’s a 70vg / 30pg blend with a 3mg nic shot added.
Lowest power setting (7w)
Very little cloud production and the slightest hint of flavour.
Medium power setting (9w)
Improvement in cloud production but the same poor flavour output.
Highest power setting (12w)
Same cloud production as medium setting but there was now a throat hit from the 3mg nic content of the juice. Still a cold and relatively flavourless experience.
I also tried out a 50/50 blend but results were similar, no improvement with flavour on any power output setting. The cloud production was ok but nothing spectacular. But this device isn’t built to spit those clouds so no big deal there.
VGO Tank | 0.6Ohm Coil
The 0.60ohm strip coil came pre-installed and being rated at between 12-21w was the first one to be tested.
I used Juice Eliquids Watermelon (a simple single flavour profile) with an 85vg/15pg ratio to see how well this subohm coil performed. The juice was 3mg nic ready.
With the single airflow slot wide open I got plenty of cloud and some average flavour production. Enough to know I was vaping a watermelon profile. With airflow half open the experience was pretty much the same.
With airflow wide open there was a significant increase in cloud output and flavour production became slightly richer without being too prominent. Reducing airflow midway I experienced a mild throat hit as flavour content improved.
On either airflow setting the vape was now becoming much warmer and cloud production was superb for such a dinky tank.
The flavour to the simple watermelon profile was at its most dense and mouthwatering, offering a very satisfying vape. That mild throat hit remained.
0.35ohm Mesh Coil
Next up is the 0.35ohm mesh coil using Zeus Juice Black Reloaded simply to see how the menthol and aniseed content responded over the three power settings.
There was a mild cooling to the back of the throat and already the blend of berries was coming through. Cloud production with airflow wide open was ridiculously thick and dense, in a good way of course!
The same level of cooling effect from the aniseed as that found on the lowest setting and the berries took on a richer, full bodied flavour.
Cloud production, as fantastic as it was, remained the same as that of the lowest setting.
Curiously the flavour output was the same when the airflow was heavily restricted to a mouth to lung hit.
A slight increase in throat cooling which lasted for much of the duration of the exhale ( not present on lower settings).
Flavour seemed to have peaked on the medium power setting as there was nothing else to report. Those mixed berries tasted as good as they ever did!
Once again I found the highest power setting to give optimal performance and with airflow three quarters restricted I found my sweet spot.
Having tested the pod and tank with both coils I would happily suggest the following e-liquid ratios:
- Pod: 50vg/50pg – 60vg/40pg – 70vg/30pg
- Tank: 70vg/30pg – 80vg/20pg – 85vg/15pg
The 1500mAh battery capapcity delivered some pretty good vaping time. Almost two days use with the pod and around six hours moderate use with the tank.
Thoughts and opinions on the Vapmor VGO 2-in-1 kit
In all honesty I went into this review thinking that the Vapmor VGO was going to be another one of those novelty devices, promising much more than it could deliver.
I must admit that the pod side of things is not for me. It just didn’t offer enough flavour clout but cloud production was surprisingly good.
Unfortunately I need to have an equal balance of both. Pod construction is very strong and the spring mechanism should last for its relatively short lifespan.
The pod performs adequately but still has too much airflow for it to be a true mouth to lung experience catering more to the restrictive direct to lung user. You’re also not going to get anywhere near the flavour enjoyment found with the included tank with its sub ohm capabilities.
What I’m saying is don’t expect miracles from this 1.0ohm coil.
Despite the blingy nature of the tank, you will see a minimum amount when housed inside the battery.
However, the gold trim, coil and airflow control all combine to give the Vapmor VGO something of an elegant, classy look against the Devo Black finish of the mod and the glass tube becomes protected when popped inside.
That’s not to say it won’t shatter internally if accidentally dropped. The upper window cut out allows instant visibility of juice levels. All good stuff.
Filling is super easy with the top slide system but just remember to raise the drip tip slightly as the drip tip also acts as a means to lock the cap back into place.
The Vapmor VGO is a highly polished and well built device and those gold plated contacts provide excellent conductivity between pod, tank and battery.
Both pod and tank snap very reassuringly into place and I have experienced no leaking issues whatsoever.
There is a tendency for vape condensate to accumulate occasionally within the exposed part of the battery tube and you will need to make sure those contacts are kept clean and dry.
What a difference a tank makes!
Without doubt the tank is the star of this particular show. There is a slight muting of flavour on the lowest setting but medium, and especially high, will give you great flavour and tremendous cloud production.
You can note the differences to the vape on each power setting, a clear indication that the device is doing its job and doing it very well.
The irony however is that by cutting back airflow to the bare minimum you are able to get a very authentic mouth to lung experience which kind of negates the need for the included pod.
The 0.35ohm mesh coil edged it for me. There wasn’t a massive difference but seemed to perform very well across the three power settings whereas the 0.60ohm strip coil took slightly longer to break in and worked most effectively on the highest power setting.
- Extremely lightweight and portable
- The top slide fill system is quick and easy to use
- Very strong connecting magnets. Nothing’s gonna fall out
- Raised fire button that’s both tactile and responsive
- Swift changing of pod to tank. Tank to pod
- No leaking
- Excellent battery life
- Another grossly underpowered pod
- Far too much airflow from pod, decreasing the flavour
- Accumulation of condensation inside exposed area of battery tube.
So the main question I ask myself is:
Is the Vapmor VGO 2-in-1 Vape Pen Something I Would Buy?
To be completely honest, no.
Despite how effectively the tank works there are far too many other options to turn my head as far as built in battery kits are concerned. They do as good as, if not better, at replicating great flavour and fluffy white clouds.
It seems to be a case of Vapmor entering the arena too late to make an effective mark on the industry, but that’s just me turning Negative Neil again.
If you were to ask…
Would I Recommend the Vapmor VGO 2-in-1 Vape Pen?
The answer would certainly be a resounding yes if asked by a virgin vaper.
It’s an ideal entry point into the world of pod style vaping for one thing and a great turning off point from basic starter kits to tanks that carry that little more oomph.
The Vapmor VGO has a basic, no nonsense style and switching between pod and tank doesn’t get any easier than this. Perfectly suited for someone that is new to the vape scene.
Have you used the VGO 2 in 1 kit? Let us know your thoughts or any questions ask away in the comments below!