Every vaper out there knows the Suorin Air. It’s arguably the best-selling vape device to have ever graced this ever-growing industry. It’s also one of the smallest vape kits in the game. And when I say small, I truly mean SMALL. So let’s find out what to expect from this new little device.
Specs and Features
First and foremost, it’s worth noting that Suorin Air comes in two versions, which are the V1 and V2 with the only difference being that the V2 has a temperature control feature. However, the basic specifications are pretty much the same.
+ Size: 88x45x8mm
+ Weight: 36g
+ Battery capacity: 400mAh
+ Pod capacity: 2mL
+ Resistance: 1.2ohms
+ Magnetic/press fit connection
+ Draw activated
+ LED indicator
+ USB charging
The premium feels you’ll get when holding the Suorin Air is actually second to none. It feels sturdily constructed and very durable, although shaking it causes a bit of a rattle. The battery section also boasts of a brushed finish which looks sleek and stylish. And yes, it comes in four colors: gold, gunmetal, silver, and black. The atomizer section also feels durable, although it leaks after a few refills. This should be an indicator to fit in a new cartridge.
Still, on the atomizer, it fits perfectly inside the battery section giving this unit a very compact feel. Additionally, the kit comes with a 400mAh battery, which can’t be compared with what other units of similar size offer. You should get at least a whole day with this battery. Overall, Suorin Air’s build quality is up there with the best. If appropriately used with adequate care, this pod mod should last a while.
You can get a Suorin Air pod for as low as $5, and it has an e-juice capacity of 2mL. But what I like the most about this pod apart from the price tag is the fact that it’s compatible with any e-juice and consistencies.
To fill your pod, you have to pull out the plug. What’s more? The fill hole is big enough so you won’t have any problems filling in your favorite e-juice. Don’t forget to let the device sit for a few minutes after filling in your vape juice as this will prevent those dreaded dry hits. Additionally, the plug is quite long and holds tightly. This way, the chances of spilling your e-juice are reduced.
NOTE: The manufacturer roots for a VG/PG ratio of either 60/40 or 70/30 to avoid leaking. You’ll even get an information card with all the necessary details.
As we’ve mentioned earlier, Suorin Air comes with a 400mAh battery, which I find to be perfect for a unit of this size. When fully charged, the battery should take you through the day or even longer. Here’s the thing; you simply have to connect the provided micro USB cable to a charger or computer, and you’re good to go. In about 30 minutes, the battery should be fully charged, which is a big plus. And let’s not forget the LED light located on the pod’s bottom that comes to life when the device is fired. It indicates “BLUE” when the charge is high and “RED” when the power level is low.
The Suorin site advertises the V2 as having an intelligent TC. In simple terms, the coil shouldn’t give out dry or burnt hits. But wait a minute; if the V2 had TC, it would likely be a lot different to the V1 in most aspects. In fact, they shouldn’t be compatible at all. But the reverse is the case. This convinces me that there’s no TC here. Nonetheless, the V2 still performs admirably well compared to the V1 despite falling short of the TC promise.
If you’re a cloud chaser, then this device isn’t for you. It’s tailor-made for newbies or experienced vapers looking for a true stealthy device. That aside, I find the draw of the original Suorin Air to be a lot airier than the V2. The draw is neither DL nor MTL, giving you a weird mixture. In short, it’s not airy enough for quality DL. On the other hand, the V2 draw is more suited for MTL. All in all, the draw from these two devices isn’t too tight or too loose.
As for the flavor and vapor production, I consider it to be above average depending on your luck. However, you should expect an inconsistent flavor from the V1 thanks to the several dry hits. But that doesn’t mean that the V2 is off the hook because I expected a much better performance considering that it is TC “enabled.”
Pros and Cons
- Easy to use – Suorin Air is an automatic or draw activated device. So no button pressing here.
- Slim design – You can easily slip this device into your wallet. It’s that slim.
- Excellent battery life – For a device of this size, the battery life is commendable.
- Quick to charge – It will take you less than 3 hours to charge the battery if fully depleted.
- 2mL tank capacity won’t require you to make those tiring refills.
- You’ll experience several dry hits, especially with the V1 model.
- Leaking problem
The original Suorin Air certainly needed an update. Unfortunately, I feel that the update should be updated as well. There’s no denying that the V2 provides a more consistent vape, but not at the level I expected. Additionally, the annoying leaking problem should be addressed as soon as possible.
However, the overall value is still great. For a pocket-friendly price of around $20, you’ll be getting a sleek, sturdily constructed unit with flavorful and smooth clouds. This is a great deal despite the flaws. It all depends on whether or not these flaws are a dealbreaker for you. As for me, I’d instead look for a much better refillable option such as the SMPO or the JUUL.
Feel free to let us know about your experience with the Suorin Air and which version you’ve been using.