A Multi Option Vape Kit – So How Does the Series 3X by Vapour2 Vape?
The Vapour2 PRO Series 3X (V2 Pro Series 3x in the USA) is a three in one device optimized specifically for use with e-liquids but can be used for both dry herb and waxes.
However straight out of the box this is just an e-liquid kit with the optional wax and herb cartridges available separately.
Vapour2, also well known as V2, is a USA based company that is available in the Uk and Europe. This device is one of their latest in a long line of seemingly popular vape kits and accessories.
A quick look at their website shows a couple of glowing reviews from the likes of Gizmodo and feedback from customers seems on the whole positive on most of their kits.
So let’s have a look what I made of it.
The kit was sent to me by V2 and as always my thoughts and opinions are my own.
In the Box
Quite a nice slide out box packed with info.
Inside you’ll find:
- Vapour2 PRO Series 3X Vaporizer
- Magnetic USB charging lead
- Magnetic E Liquid Ceramic Cartridge (can be refilled up to 20 times)
- 1x 0.9 ohm ceramic atomizer
- 1x 1.2om ceramic atomizer
- 1x 1.5ohm ceramic atomizer
- 1 gunmetal tip [plus a delrin]
- User manual
This is a 3 in 1 device and is capable out of the box to be used as both a Direct to Lung (DTL) and Mouth to Lung (MTL) vape.
The other aspect is the loose leaf option which does involve buying a compatible cartridge as an extra accessory.
This is also a very simple device to use particularly as both the atomizer/tank and USB charger connect magnetically.
And with no LED screen operating it is as simple as a few button clicks.
There’s also a handy voltage setting where you can choose from 1.8v – 2.5v and 3.3v [see below on how to access this feature].
There’s various accessories that can be bought separately including other cartridges and atomizers and it’s available in black – gun metal and crimson.
Vapour 2 Pro Series 3X Quick Start Guide
How To Refill The Pro Series 3X
- Remove the tank
- Unscrew the top cap section
- Fill with your chosen e-liquid
- Replace the top section
- Leave for 5 minutes before vaping
How To Change The Coil
- Remove the tank
- Unscrew the base
- Remove and replace the coil
- X3 clicks of the fire button to lock/unlock device
- Locked LED flashes red – unlocked white
- Shake device to check battery power – LED lights show how much power left
- Stealth mode – press button x9 times
- Airflow adjustment is on the mouthpiece
- Press fire button twice
- LED lights on the base will cycle
- Choose from low [single light] to high [3 lights] by pressing fire button
- 2 clicks = adjust voltage
- 3 clicks = lock and unlock
- 9 clicks = stealth mode
See It In Action With This Hands On Video
Design and Build Quality
Not a lot you can do with a basic pen style vape device to make it stand out however the new crimson colour – I see it as more burgundy – does look good.
The Vapour2 pro Series 3X is certainly light if a little long but all the moving parts fit together nicely with everything nicely machined. This is a little different to other e cigs in that there is no screwing in tanks. There is a magnet that holds the tank in place in the body of the e cig and it works well.
Charging is also done by a charger that connects magnetically.
However it is a little on the thin side and very slippy – which I have a feeling will result in droppage particularly if using a certain kind of ‘loose leaf’ so be careful!
If I’m honest it’s not that comfortable for me in the hand.
If you are looking for a lightweight device though it could suit you well.
How Does the Vapour2 PRO Series 3 Kit Perform?
I was also sent the loose leaf cartridge and I’ll come to that later.
In basic e-liquid mode I found a very tight draw with a single airflow hole open – and a much airier draw set to the full slot – which I guess is pretty obvious.
However even at it most open setting this was a little on the tight side for my preferred airy vape – just a personal preference!
If I’m brutally honest on fiddling with the voltage setting I found little if any difference between 1.8 and 2.5 volts however the 3.3v certainly kicked things into life and that’s how I preferred using it in e-liquid mode.
- 1.5ohm atomizer: decent flavour – good throat hit – OK vapour
- 1.2ohm atomizer : slightly better flavour – less of a throat hit – OK vapour
- 0.9ohm atomizer: good flavour – decent throat hit – better vapour
With the lower ohm atomizers I used my go to tobacco e-liquid with reasonably high nic strength.
Overall the flavour was decent enough – but nowhere near my preferred MTL tanks.
If I’m honest the 0.9ohm supposedly sub ohm atomizer can just about [and I mean just about] be described as sub ohm.
Sure the inhale is smooth with a slight throat hit – but compared to even the most basic sub ohm tanks out there I felt I was having to work to fill my lungs – maybe a much lower resistance atomizer would help.
I’ve had a bit of a November break from writing so had plenty of time to use this set-up given it arrived a while ago now.
I found once fully charged I could go most of the day in the lower settings and obviously a little over half a day at 3.3v – pretty good for the smallish 650mAH battery.
I reckon with both the MTL and DTL atomizers 20 re-fills between changes is pushing it a bit – more like a dozen or so – but that could be down to the e-liquid I use maybe? So life may differ for you depending on what you use.
Overall in e-liquid mode it’s not the worst device I’ve ever used but it’s certainly not in my top five.
It’s good to see that the chance to replace the coils rather than the whole cartridge, as in the Pro Series 3, is possible.
Loose Leaf Mode on the Pro Series 3X
As I’ve already said you need to buy the loose leaf atomizer separately – at a reasonable price.
OK you need to pop off the top cap to get to the heating chamber which is pretty narrow but certainly deep enough.
I found it best to grind well – not into dust but a slightly smaller consistency that say oregano in a jar 😉
I found through trial and error the highest voltage setting worked best BTW giving a very nice warm flavorsome vape.
Loose Leaf Quick Start Guide
- Once packed and top cap on hold button until LED glows red
- Stop pressing button!
- LED turns green when ready to vape
- No need to use fire button just inhale
- Hold fire button to stop heating
- Heating cuts off automatically after 2 minutes and flashes for 5 seconds
Loose Leaf Performance
I have to say I was impressed with the Vapour2 Pro Series 3X in this department!
I got a lovely warm vape with a deep earthy richness with a nice smooth throat hit and decent amount of vapour.
So for me this performs far far better in loose leaf mode than e-liquid mode giving a good bake to your herb and a very good flavour.
BTW the loose leaf cartridge comes with the usual cleaning and packing tool kit and there’s also a wax cartridge available separately for use with concentrates.
What I Like
I like the simplicity of this device in particular the easy magnetized connections.
Filling is easy too – both with liquid and leaf – but it’s the latter when this kit comes into its own.
What I Don’t Like
It’s a little on the thin and lightweight side and I can’t really say the sub ohm atomizer is up to its job – a lower resistance would help in this aspect.
I don’t like the price either – even though it’s on special offer at the moment – that’s the price of the kit and indeed the new atomizers you’ll regularly need.
Despite being the Vapour2 Pro Series 3X being a pretty good dry herb vaporizer this isn’t one I’d be rushing out to buy.
It’s very elongated – extremely light but I found it to be on the slippery side in the hand.
As a e-liquid vape pen its OK but nothing special especially in sub ohm mode.
It is very easy to use though which is a good thing for newcomers and to be fair I have got decent flavour and reasonable clouds.
It is rather expensive though but as dry herb vaporizers go it’s quite a competitive price – so if a dual use product or standalone loose leaf device is what you want then that price gets a lot more reasonable. Though do remember you’ll need to add the loose leaf cartridge as an extra.
- MTL – DTL and herb compatible [sort of]
- Simple to use
- Decent battery life – quick charging
- Atomizers don’t seem to last as long as suggested
- On the pricey side
- Doesn’t deliver a true sub ohm vape
- Very long
- Light and slippery in the hand (subjective)