A little over a year since the release of the original and here’s the review of the Vaporesso XROS 2 pod kit.
He found the flavour from both a little wanting, so it will be interesting to see if the Vaporesso XROS 2 performs any better.
Vaporesso is one of the more established of the China based vape companies out there and generally tend to bring out decent vape gear.
What Can We Expect From the Vaporesso XROS 2 Pod Kit?
Ease of use is key here.
For a start the pods whilst refillable are sealed meaning the coils cannot be swapped out.
There’s no menu and the Vaporesso XROS 2 is either vaped using the fire button or by draw.
All of those things tick the boxes for the brand new vaper as there’s nothing to phase even the biggest technophobe out there.
OK, this was sent to me from the good folk over at Vape Club – thank you – and as always my thoughts and opinions are not swayed by freebies.
Incidentally, a quick Google shows me the name XROS may refer to the anime series Digimon Xros Wars…tumble weed moment for me right there…
Inside the Box
- Vaporesso XROS 2 1000mAh Device
- XROS 0.8 Ohm Mesh Pod
- XROS 1.2 Ohm Mesh Pod
- USB-C Charging Cable
- User Manual
Specs and Features
- 2ml capacity
- 1000mAH internal battery
- Sealed top fill pods [can’t swap the coil]
- Height 11cm – 4.4″
- Width 2.4cm – 0.9″
- Depth 1.3cm – 0.5″
- Type-C – 5V/1A
- Output 11W/16W
Vaporesso XROS 2 Key Features
This is obviously a refillable pod kit, however the pods are sealed meaning you cannot change the coil – when dead simply recycle and pop on another.
There’s a decent sized 1000mAH battery and a 2ml capacity no matter where you are in the world.
It’s designed predominantly as an MTL device and we’ll take a closer look at the 2 mesh coils in a wee while.
Currently available in 6 colours: Black – Grape Purple – Lime Green – Orange Red – Silver and Space Grey.
Build and Design Quality
I haven’t used the original, or the Mini, however I can see there’s not a lot of changes to the overall design…
The LED light is now a line rather than a single spot – Vaporesso calls this the ‘tiding battery indicator’ and the airflow slider appears slightly smaller – in design that is.
There’s also the inclusion of the ‘water drop feature’.
Vaporesso says this is the shape of the inlet holes rather than anything fancy going on with the chip – the original had regular squarish holes – the Vaporesso XROS 2 has tear drop shaped.
The pods appear almost identical to me and as mentioned are still 2ml top fill – they must be as all XROS coils are cross compatible.
As I said, looking at the photos of the original XROS – I really can’t make out too many design differences – subtle being the word.
As for the build quality…
It’s lightweight and feels as though it will take a few knocks.
The airflow slider moves with just enough resistance and those pods snap into place nicely with a satisfying click – strong magnets for sure.
Overall it looks pretty smart as far as basic pod kits go with a couple of design tweaks so how does it vape?
How Does the Vaporesso XROS 2 Perform?
There’s no menu to worry about and you can vape via the fire button or draw.
The pods are a cinch to fill – I snap the top cap off whilst the pod is on the battery.
Right, let’s take a vape on the x2 included coils:
Vaporesso XROS 2 – 0.8ohm Mesh Coil
This is the pod/coil that comes pre-installed.
I began with the airflow slider pushed over to the right which is classed as the ‘proper MTL’ setting.
It is indeed a tight vape with 10 being the tightest this is an easy high 8 to 9.
Flavour took a fill and a half to come through and delivered more sweet notes than anything – not bad flavour but not amazing.
One thing I did note was chain vaping did bring a slight threat of burning to both the lips and coil…so gently does it!
Fully open and the flavour dipped a tad [as expected] and it was obviously a much looser vape.
On a scale of 10 being the loosest MTL vape – I’d put this at a high 7.
I’ve had 6 fills and no sign of the coil deteriorating.
Vaporesso XROS 2 – 1.2ohm Mesh Coil
As expected even with the airflow closed right off this was a much tighter vape.
Mid 9’s if 10 is tighter than a ducks ar*e.
The flavour felt a little better – however, once again it took a fill and a half to get that coil broken in.
Wide open and of course things loosened up – but not by much – and yeah once again the flavour dipped a tad.
Of the two coils I do prefer this one – but there’s not much in it.
If vapour’s your thing – there’s plenty of it for low powered coils – but don’t expect to cloud out a room.
- Decent not amazing flavour
- Great battery life definitely a days worth plus
- No leaks!
- x2 coils in the box
- Fast charging
- None replaceable coils – think green lol
- Coils take a while to break in
Final Review Verdict
Whilst the flavour and overall performance is good – the Vaporesso XROS 2 does feel a little ‘dated’.
I mean that both design wise and of course the use of disposable pods/coils.
That alone just feels a little bit of a retrograde step to me.
However, and saying that, the disposable market seems to be thriving at the moment and this is ideal for the brand new vaper.
There’s no faffing about with coil swaps so hopefully smokers will be attracted to the simplicity.
Nothing really jumps out as being ‘wrong’ it’s just a case of yeah and!?!
Sure there’s a couple of subtle improvements – the extra 200mAH battery may give you a couple more hours vape time for instance.
Will the Vaporesso XROS 2 replace my go to and beloved Uwell Caliburn G..?
No it won’t, but I do see a place for it in the vaping starter kit market – especially for first time users.
Are you using or thinking of buying the Vaporesso XROS 2?
Please let me know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.