The Vaporesso XROS pod kit review and yet another new release from this prolific vape company!
There are a couple of things that come to mind when I think of Vaporesso.
First of all its their range of GTX coils that fit a number of their devices, mostly from the Target PM80 Line.
Secondly their Gen and Gen-S mods which are very decent and high quality and lastly I think of the high number of devices they’ve been pumping out recently! They really have been thrashing out the devices!
What Can We Expect From The Vaporesso XROS?
The XROS is an 800mAH device with USB Type-C charging capabilities, the 2 pods that come in the kit are both Mesh, a 0.8Ω and a 1.2Ω which seems to be the way things are going in the high resistance realm.
Mesh certainly performs very well in my experience, even at these high resistances
The XROS doesn’t really have many bells and whistles to shout about, its clearly designed to be portable and simple with the option of both an automatic draw, and a fire button with a nice bright LED indicator below the button.
And yes yes yes! Adjustable airflow thanks to a neat little slider on the back.
BTW I had a quick look at what XROS could mean…maybe it’s from the anime series Digimon Xros Wars?
So let’s crack on with the review and see what this kit is all about.
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.
See The Vaporesso XROS In Action
Inside the Box
- 1 x XROS Device
- 1 x 0.8Ω XROS Mesh Pod (2ml)
- 1 x 1.2Ω XROS Mesh Pod (2ml)
- 1 x Type-C USB Cable
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x Warranty Card
- 1 x Reminder Card
Specs and Features
- Size: 112.0 x 23.0 x 13.0mm
- Battery: 800mAh Internal
- E-Liquid Capacity: 2ml Pod
- Output Wattage: 11w/16w
- Firing – Draw Activated & Manual
- Airflow – Adjustable Slider
- Charging: Via USB-C Port
- Available colours: Silver | Grey | Blue | Sky Blue | Pink | Rainbow
Design and Build Quality
I cant be sure exactly what the device is made from, perhaps a Zinc Alloy or Aluminium but Vaporesso claim it has a SUS304 Stainless Steel Coating which is durable and corrosion resistant.
It has a really nice finish and feel to it, feels good quality.
The fire button has a nice click to it, and the LED indicator is very bright and will change colour from Green/Blue/Red depending on your battery level which will also glow red whilst charging and finish green when fully charged.
Minor gripe, the indicator is situated below the fire button so when you fire it, you cant actually see it.
Vaporesso XROS Pods
Included in the kit are 2 pods which both house a non-removable coil.
They both hold 2ml of e-liquid and have a removable mouthpiece which once removed, exposes your small filling port.
The 2 pods have very clear markings on the base to describe what coil is enclosed, along with nice magnets to neatly clip the pod into the device and another nice touch is the different colours of the internal seals to differentiate between the 2 pods.
The Red pod being the 0.8Ω Pod, and the Black one being the 1.2Ω Pod – nice touch.
Vaporesso XROS Pod Mod In the Hand
I haven’t actually tried a Uwell Caliburn, but looking at the dimensions, the XROS is extremely similar in size so I image the feel in the hand is the same.
The XROS is a very portable pod system, it doesn’t offer much in terms of grip, but to hold and use its light and comfortable.
How To Fill the Vaporesso XROS Pod Mod
The XROS is fairly straight forward to re-fill, however to fill, you first have to remove the mouthpiece which clicks quite firmly onto the pod, but to remove it takes a little force and a bit of bending. I imagine after a while, this could damage either the pod, or the mouthpiece.
Because this is a non-removable coil-pod however, I guess it doesn’t really have to last that long. But my advice would be to keep some spare mouth-pieces in case you happen to damage one further down the line.
Once removed there is a small fill port and also air release hole which is always good to see. There is also a little seal which stops e-liquid from escaping from the pod – nice.
Here’s how to fill the Vaporesso XROS pod with e-liquid:
- Remove the Mouthpiece.
- Fill with desired e-liquid
- Re-fit the mouthpiece
No need to remove the pod from the device with this one which is always a good thing as it limits leaking from not being a bottom filled pod.
Vaporesso XROS Pod Mod Functions
There really isn’t much to the XROS when it comes to functions.
The device uses a version of the AXON chip which will automatically detect the resistance of the pod which is installed and set the output accordingly.
So really all there is to worry about is which colour the indicator is on, and if you prefer to press a fire button instead of using the auto-draw function then that is available for you as well.
How Does the Vaporesso XROS Pod Mod Perform?
Ive been vaping on a 50VG/50PG Nic-Salt mix from Drip Hacks called Raspberry Sherbet.
Personally I would recommend this device as an MTL device using high Nic, its not really aimed at the Direct-Lung Market.
Read more: VG VS PG In E Liquid: All You Need To Know
Vaporesso XROS Pod Mod – Flavour and Clouds
What’s really going to make or break my opinion on the Vaporesso XROS Pod Kit is how the airflow alters he experience.
Considering the 2 pods that come with the kit and my previous experience with Vaporesso, I have no real doubt that the flavour will be satisfactory but its the actual Mouth-To-Lung experience I’m putting to the test.
Will this help someone quit cigarettes?
The 0.8Ω XROS Mesh Pod
As an MTL vape, with the airflow all the way open, the XROS 0.8Ω Pod delivers a loose draw with a nice cloud and the flavour is good – not great.
Lowering that airflow to half way – the added airflow restriction is noticeable and the flavour does improve slightly, with the same amount of vapour being produced
Limiting the airflow to literally nothing (airflow slider pretty much shut) the XROS nails that tight MTL draw very well, and because of the mouthpiece shape, its doing a very good job.
The 1.2Ω XROS Mesh Pod
I could break down all 3 experiences, just like I have with the 0.8Ω Pod, however there really isn’t any point as the 1.2Ω XROS Mesh Pod performs pretty much exactly the same.
Odd right? I would assume because of the smaller coil size, the restriction would be more so, even when the airflow slider is all the way open, but actually its exactly the same.
Vapour production may be slightly less, but hardly noticeable and the flavour is just as good, if not slightly better.
Vaporesso XROS Pod Mod Airflow
I’m really pleased Vaporesso has added the little airflow slider on the back of the device.
It slides nicely, not too loose that it adjusts itself whilst bouncing around in your pocket, but the airflow does make a difference and gives the device more versatility.
For me, I really enjoy a proper tight MTL vape, so I generally had my airflow set to almost the bare minimum. But if you like a loose MTL draw, this can be achieved with the XROS.
Vaporesso XROS Battery Life
Regardless of whether I used the 0.8Ω or the 1.2Ω pod, I got a days life out of the XROS no problem.
With the 1.2Ω Mesh Pod, on a number of occasions I actually got into day THREE before having to recharge, and with charging it takes less than an hour thanks to the 2A USB Type-C port.
Here comes the usual rant!
I really don’t like pod systems where you cant replace the coils.
Yes I completely understand the convenience and ease that you can just throw the knackered pod away and install a new one with no fiddly coils to try and install…I get it.
It’s just the waste! The device really wouldn’t have to be that much bigger to house removable/replaceable coils.
Does the Vaporesso XROS Pod Mod Leak?
Because of the Pod fill method, you really shouldn’t have to worry too much about the pod leaking and destroying the device.
But as always I recommend keeping an eye on the base of the pod and the connections between the pod and the device.
A little clean out every now and then will help ensure the Vaporesso XROS lasts a long while.
- Offers a Diverse MTL Draw
- Fairly good flavour
- Decent battery life
- Well built
- Airflow Adjustment that works!
- Mouthpiece is a bit tough to remove
- Non-Changeable Coils always a Con for me
Final Review Verdict
Is the XROS a direct competitor to the Caliburn? Absolutely, and it does a pretty good job overall.
I have my own personal gripes over non-replaceable coils in any pod system, but the XROS does have a number of other features that I’m really impressed with.
As the pod mod battle for domination literally WILL NOT STOP.
I would place the Vaporesso XROS as a very good option for someones first device.
Its extremely simple with its plug and play features, coupled with easy charging and a decent Mouth-To-Lung experience regardless of which pod you use.
There’s a number of features that I look at when trying out a device, and for something to score highly, it needs to meet certain demands.
Would this device be long lasting and still work 3, 6 or even 12 months from now?
Vapresso generally always churn out fairly high quality devices, and the XROS is no different.
Add to that the high 800mAh battery capacity, even after 12 months of daily use, and with a little bit of care and regular maintenance, I would imagine the XROS will still be going strong, if not maybe a little weak on power after 12 months.
Does this device deliver the flavour, vapour and general experience I require, in order to be enjoyed?
The flavour could maybe improve just a little, but that’s not taking away from the actual vape experience which is good and it does offer the kind of experience an ex-smoker may be looking for.
Is this device versatile to suit a new vaper, and an experienced one a like?
The Vaporess XROS will be a very good option for a new vaper, perhaps not the best but I would put it in my top 5 for sure.
Simplicity, ease of use and high quality.
For the experianced vaper, perhaps a fair option as a backup or for when you need a discreet portable device.
Have you bought the Vapresso XROS pod mod kit?
Or have you given it a try?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.