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**New: The THC Tauren X (full review + comparison with the Pal 2 Pro) uses similar coils as the Pal 2 Pro and its build quality is superior. We thus recommend the Tauren X in place of the Artery Pal 2 Pro.**
There is now a compatible RBA Section available for the Pal 2 (Pro). It’s also compatible with the iJoy Mercury and the new HellVape Grimm Kit. Plus, the Grimm Kit uses the same type of coils as the Artery Pal 2 Pro.
Now, let’s begin our Artery Pal 2 Pro review.
The different Sections of our Artery Pal 2 Pro review will be:
Size: 43 x 19 x 83mm
Material: Aluminum 6063
Output Wattage: 5-22W
Battery Capacity: 1000mAh
E-juice capacity: 2m (EU) / 3ml
Special dual memory function
800 mAh max charging current
Variable wattage (adjusted by every 0.5w) to fine tune the flavor and vapor production
Screen displays battery left, wattage and coil resistance.
1 x Artery PAL II Pro All in One Kit
1 x Extra Coil
1 x USB Cable
1 x User Manual
1 x Extra Plug
2 x O-ring
1 x Warranty Card
1 x Certification Card
The Artery Pal 2 Pro kit is the second product resulting from the collaboration between Tony B. (a famous Youtuber doing vaping product reviews) and Artery. The first was the Pal 2 (non-pro). The Artery Pal 2 Pro launched only a couple of months after the Pal 2, by the way.
[Side note: those who purchased the latter felt the pain of seeing their device become nearly obsolete and, above all, an inferior product almost as soon as they bought it.
It happened to one of our friends and he was pissed, LOL.
The worst is the vape shops re-stocking their Pal 2 inventory with the latest (beautiful) colors only to learn of the launch of the Pal 2 Pro a week or so later. Launching new, improved products is obviously a good thing but pumping them out like crazy depreciate the value of the ones you previously and recently put on the market. This behavior may anger your customers and distributors.]
The improvements concern essentially the features of the Artery Pal 2 Pro but we wanted to touch on its design since we didn’t review the Pal 2 (non-Pro).
The Artery Pal 2 Pro has basically the same design as the Pal 2 but with different air inlets, colors and door patterns.
As mentioned before, the Billet Box form factor is great. We love it. It’s perennially fashionable, a timeless design. Plus, the thumb firing button is a must for us. It feels so ergonomic.
We like our gunmetal model with the concentric and purposely misaligned squares around the power button and e-liquid window.
The micro diamonds engraved on the casing give the Artery Pal 2 Pro a more rugged feel, though. But they allow for a better grip. This device won’t slip out of your hands.
The only thing we wish is that it’d be a bit bigger. It’s compact and pocketable and all but it’s a bit too small for our taste. Being a bit larger would feel better in (a man’s) hand (without being too big for a girl) and make it look more like a real piece of hardware and less like a toy, in our opinion.
We say that because, for this form factor, we’re used to the Billet Box and it’s quite larger. Though it’s just our very subjective opinion based on our experience. You, above all if you’re a girl, may very well think differently.
The e-liquid window is a tiny square, the same shape and size as the power button, but on the other side of the device. Nice touch. Though don’t expect to see a lot through it.
The Pal 2 Pro packs a ton (more) of features (than the Pal 2 non-pro)
– The Artery Pal 2 Pro tank is now clear instead of the too dark one in the Pal 2. And the hole to fill it is bigger to allow the air to escape more easily. The Pal 2 Pro tanks are compatible with the Pal 2, by the way. So, if you have one, you can buy a Pal 2 Pro improved tank and put it in there.
– Also, the tank can be more easily taken in and out of its place… too easily (we’ll develop on that in section C. when we talk about build quality).
– The drip tip is now round but its metal base is still an integral part of the tank. There’s a tiny 510 drip tip on top but that’s not ideal.
– The Artery Pal 2 Pro has, like its predecessor, an adjustable airflow but now it also sports a modifiable and regulated power output (5 to 13.5W for the 1.0ohm coils and 10 to 22W for the 0.6ohm mesh coils), something the Pal 2 doesn’t have. The power drops (quite quickly) when the battery life left is decreasing.
– The max power output is automatically determined by the coil (resistance) you put in the tank. The purpose of this feature is to avoid the risk of using the coils at too high a wattage and, thus, burn them too quickly.
– Another thing the Artery Pal 2 Pro has is a screen. When you open the Pal 2 (non-pro), you can clearly see a recess/indentation on the plastic under the tank. Now, there’s a screen in this exact spot and with the same shape. So, they already knew they were going to put a tiny display there.
That’s about it for all the different features of the Artery Pal 2 pro (you’ll be able to see everything in detail in the videos below). And even if you didn’t know about or never saw a Pal 2 (non-pro), you understand that a lot of improvements have been made on this new model.
Tip: If you click the up and down buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds, the stealth mode will kick in. The screen won’t light up anymore. It may save a bit of battery.
By the way, we didn’t review the Artery Pal 2 because it was a bit weak for our taste. More precisely, the unregulated, non-constant power output were dropping too fast and was quickly too weak.
We must say that the regulated and, thus, constant power output of the Pal 2 Pro takes care of this issue and it changes everything. It vapes fine, now.
In fact, it vapes better than fine. It vapes amazing…
The Artery Pal 2 Pro kit has a good MTL draw. In fact, you can make it perfect for you since you can adjust the airflow. And it works. Unlike most of the recently launched devices, closing the airflow ring… actually cuts the airflow down. Hooray.
Thus, when you turn the airflow ring situated under (and screwed to) the coil to only let a tiny hole visible, you get a perfect MTL vaping experience, in our opinion.
The good thing is that if, contrary to us, you like a looser, less restricted draw, you can open the airflow and that’s what you get. So, you’ll be able to tune it in a way that’s perfect for you too. (Real) choice is good, right?
But that’s not really what makes the Artery Pal 2 Pro such an outstanding device.
What does is flavors. It’s simply the best MTL vaping kit for flavors reproduction of the compact All in Ones (and Pod Systems, of course). Even when comparing it to the Box Mod Kits with proper tanks and more power, it does a great job. Though, and evidently, rebuildable tanks/coils can provide an even better performance.
Still, that’s what we’ll discuss now, the Artery Pal 2 Pro fantastic performance in terms of flavor restitution.
Before to talk about and explain how and why the Artery Pal 2 Pro is the best MTL vaping kit for flavors, let us speak about the quality and quantity of the vapor it produces.
One thing we didn’t mention till now is that the Artery Pal 2 Pro coils do produce a lot of vapor. Even the 1.0ohm coils we tested. And we do mean a lot. A least as much as the Priv N19 and more than the SnowWolf Wocket, for sure.
It’s also quite dense, denser than both of the sus-mentioned devices.
Its performance is comparable to the Innokin Adept Kit. Knowing that the Adept is the best MTL Mod Box Kit of the year for us, that says a lot.
Though, we don’t know how to explain it, but the vapor produced by the Innokin Adept and Zlide tank feels, for lack of better word, more refined. We guess it’s because the Adept has an excellent and real/proper glass tank. It makes the vapor more rounded and, yeah, refined.
The flavors we get from the Artery Pal 2 Pro are simply stunning… but this doesn’t last as much as we’d like.
Let us explain.
After opening the box, setting the Pal 2 Pro kit up etc… we let it sit for about 10mn after filling the tank to give time to the coil/wicking material to soak (you should always proceed like this to don’t burn the coil too quickly).
Then, we tried it, obviously. And then, we were shocked. The taste of our e-liquid was amazing. Almost like if we were tasting it for the first time.
We don’t exaggerate much 😀. No, seriously, we were just vaping the same e-liquid with some other device (full disclosure: it was a SMOK Priv N19 — link to our review), and boy, did we feel the difference. Night and day.
We were happy with the flavor reproduction we were getting from the Priv N19 but, now, we were truly impressed.
We immediately thought: “Wow, we have a winner here.” And indeed, it is.
Though, we must say that the lifespan of the (1.0ohm) Artery coils is a bit on the short side (we didn’t test the 0.6ohm mesh coils because they are more directed at Direct To Lung vapers. Plus, we were totally satisfied with the MTL vaping experience the 1.0ohm coils offer to be honest).
Flavor starts to drop after 3-4 days and the coils last about 10 days in our experience. Not terrible but not great. And we didn’t use the Artery Pal 2 Pro all day during our testing.
We must also say that it’s common for flavors to begin to lessen in taste after a while. Coils (their wicking material) get slowly burnt and they less and less wick properly… until they just don’t anymore and taste bad. But it usually takes a bit more time and it feels less abrupt.
Maybe, in the case of the Artery pal 2 Pro All in One kit, we notice it more because the flavor restitution is so high and good at the start.
Plus, we were using the 1.0ohm coils and at 12.5W, not the 0.6 mesh coils at 22W like @VapingWithThesis in one of the videos below. (High wattage combined with the fact he may close down the airflow too much for these coils, may explain why he was burning through them so quickly, by the way). So, they should have lasted longer.
Tip: When you purchase coils for the Pal 2 Pro, make sure they are the HP (High performance?) model: Artery HP regular 1.0ohm coils. They are improved coils compared to the ones sold with the Pal 2.
But it’s not really an issue since other coils are compatible with the Artery Pal 2 Pro. And they’re good coils too.
In any case, if you’re unsatisfied with the lifespan of the Artery Pro 2 coils, you can always purchase some Aspire Spryte coils for it. They are compatible with the Pal Pro 2 kit.
They are great coils too and should last longer.
This added option also guarantees that you’ll almost always find coils for the Artery Pal 2 Pro.
Also, and since they look so similar in form, if, one day, you find nothing else, the well-known Aspire regular 1.6ohm BVC coils may also be compatible. But we’re not 100% sure. They should but their performance would be inferior. Still, as they’re used in the new Aspire K-Lite tiny Box Mod Kit (the vapor production isn’t great so, we won’t review it), they also should be sold for a while.
[NB: the coil resistance detection feature of the Artery Pal 2 Pro kit should work fine with these coils.]
Anyway, if you want to experience amazing flavors with a nice compact MTL All in One and don’t mind changing your coils a bit more often (or decide to try and use the Aspire Spryte coils), then you should definitely consider the Artery Pal 2 Pro. We would even have recommended it… if it wasn’t for another problem we encountered.
[NB: It doesn’t seem other reviewers got these issues with theirs, but ours was a regular unit bought online. It wasn’t picked and sent to us by Artery. And we know that most of the time (not always though, problems do still happen sometimes with these units too) manufacturers carefully choose which device they send for review.
No, our Artery Pal 2 Pro review, like ALL our reviews, is made using an ordinary Pal 2 Pro kit bought by us. Like you would do.]
The problem we faced was, simply put, poor build quality.
It doesn’t hinder the performance of our unit by any mean but it’s annoying enough to impact our user experience. Our kit has these build quality issues:
– The fire button rattles.
It fires super quick with no perceptible delay, is clicky and protrudes just enough to feel and find it easily. BUT it moves and it makes a noise. It’s not super irritating in itself but that’s just the start.
– The detachable panel is also wiggling.
It doesn’t stay firmly in place. It moves too.
This is more aggravating because you tend to play with it (and we noticed we were doing the same with the fire button). We mean, not playing as a satisfying thing. Playing like when you feel some pain in a tooth and you just have to touch it and/or put your tongue on there to feel the pain. This kind of playing. It’s like we’re being masochistic. But it happens, and it’s aggravating, right?
We say it comes from a good place because one of the criticism Artery got for its Pal 2 was that the tank was a pain to take in and out. You had to push it down and then, pull it to take it out. You needed to do the same thing to push it back in.
So, we get why they tried and made it easier to do. But, now, it’s a bit too easy. Just slightly pulling on/touching the drip tip is enough to make the tank pop out, moving the front panel with it.
As we mentioned, the (metallic base of the) drip tip is integrated with the tank. They form one piece. So, even though the magnets securing the door are strong enough, they can’t fight physics and the lever action (from the tank and drip tip section) happening. That’s why touching the drip tip can be enough to make everything pop out of place. It won’t fall but it’s, again, annoying.
Plus, even when the tank doesn’t pop out, the drip tip still moves and makes noise when you put it in your mouth. This alone is poor build quality.
Last, and now we clearly nitpick but it adds up to the rest, the tiny 510 drip tip put on top of the metallic part (its base attached to the tank) tends to no stay flush with it. It seems like it wants to come out. It won’t but it creates a gap that shouldn’t be there.
That’s why, at this point, we’re not sure if we can recommend the Artery Pal 2 Pro. Think about it, watch the videos and you decide if these little issues are worth it. Just remember that they are not negatively impacting the performance of the Artery pal 2 Pro, “just” the user experience as a whole.
Plus, as it seems other the Artery Pal 2 Pro reviews actually praise its build quality, it could be our unit came from a bad batch. Yours could be perfect.
But we had to let you know.
That’s it for our Artery Pal 2 review. If you didn’t do that already (😉), after consulting the scores we gave to it, you can watch the three best video reviews of the Pal 2 Pro below. They’re made by some of the most experienced Youtubers and vapers. And are all right here, for your convenience. Nice, right?
Aesthetics / Design
Feeling In The Hand
Ergonomics - Ease of Use
Here are the 3 best video reviews of the Pal 2 Pro Kit.
Disclaimer: In NO WAY do we pretend we are endorsed by or “affiliated” with these guys. We just sincerely appreciate, even if we don’t agree with them on everything, the work they do. So, we present them here.
Ok, it’s now time to wrap our Artery Pal 2 Pro review up with Mister MTL’s opinion/thoughts.
What do I think about the Artery Pal 2 Pro All in One kit?
I have a Billet Box and it’s my preferred vaping device. So, I would be hard-pressed to tell you I don’t like the Artery Pal 2 Pro design since it’s basically a mini BB-inspired All in One kit.
Speaking of which, it’s controversy time, LOL:
I find it a bit hypocritical for Tony B. (the Youtuber collaborating with Artery for the creation of the Pal 2 Pro) to complain about the DotMod dotAIO (US) somehow resemblig the Pal 2 (non-Pro at the time) in his video reviews of it.
The intro seems positive and he may say stuff like: “I’m not mad at it” but he keeps on complaining.
The DotMod dotAIO does indeed, while being bigger and better-looking, have the same form factor as the Artery Pal but there’s a reason for this. It’s because the DotMod AiO is a relatively expensive ($100) gorgeous and well-made Billet Box-inspired device too.
So, yeah, of course it has some similarities with the Artery Pal 2 (Pro) in terms of design. But the DotMod AiO takes its inspiration directly from the Billet Box.
Maybe Tony B. is mad because DotMod made its AiO look and feel way better than the Artery Pal 2 (Pro)? Will he make the same complaint about the upcoming OhmVape AiO?
But wait, you didn’t hear the funniest thing yet. Tony B. started its collab with Artery with the Pal 2. Look at these pictures of the original Artery Pal and Pal One Pro. And tell me it wasn’t already a BB-inspired device.
So, to summarize, while he implicitly and explicitly criticizes DotMod for its AiO:
– The Artery Pal (2 Pro) kit is itself inspired by the Billet Box. It’s like a mini cheap version of it.
So, how can you decently moan about a device looking like “yours” if “yours” is already greatly inspired by yet another device?
– He didn’t even participate in the creation and design of the original Artery Pal and the Pal One Pro.
– The DotMod AiO launched only a couple of months after the Pal 2.
So, if as he says, DotMod created this device because they saw the success of the Pal 2 kit (not the Billet Box, of course /s), does that mean they designed, built and launched the DotMod AiO in a about a month? Yes, because they would need at least a month to realize that the Pal 2 was selling well.
Is this one-month timeframe even possible? Of course not.
My favorite moment of the video is when he says that DotMod didn’t put the air inlet on the side “maybe to don’t make it too similar” to the Pal 2… to don’t be too obvious in their copying, you know. 🤣 Right… That must be it. /s
Anyway, everything explained above is why I think it’s hilarious that Tony B. seems to seriously believe that DotMod tried and copied the Pal 2, a device that, again, already strongly looks like a Billet Box and is similar to the previous Artery kits he didn’t help design at all.
People’s complaints can be really strange sometimes. But they can be funny.
Edit to add:
Tony B. just reviewed the DotAIO RBA (rebuildable atomizer) and he had only good things to say about the device. No more complaints of “copying”. Maybe sales of the Pal 2 Pro are good and he understood that the DotAIO, at that price point, doesn’t compete directly with the Artery Pal 2 (Pro).
On this topic of “copying”, I must add that I’m all for companies “copying” each other. If a concept or type of device is good and can be improved upon (or made cheaper like in the case of the Billet Box inspired devices), do it.
Not everyone can afford a Billet Box. So, why would it be bad to create devices that look similar (not exactly the same, though) but are cheaper for those who can’t?
Plus, the BB isn’t a perfect device. Making one resembling it but easier to operate, is also a good thing. (It’s a pain to change the coils used in the BB).
**Note to Billet Box Vapor and/or other companies**
Make a BB tank which allows for an easier way to change the coils, like some of the new devices that are launched today. It would make the BB experience so much better. Plus, it would sell like hot cakes.
Anyway, I’m not mad to see more and more cheap(er) Billet Box looking devices, at all. On the contrary, I think, overall, it’s something positive for us, consumers. Competition is good and drives innovation and improvements. It makes prices go down too… Plus, I like this “flask” form factor a lot, anyway. 😀
Ok, getting back to the Artery Pal 2 Pro kit, it’s just too small for my taste. The DotMod dotAIO is way better in that regard (and so much more). But being tiny doesn’t prevent the Artery Pal 2 Pro kit from having a decent 1000mAh battery.
It’s just that it’s less enjoyable to hold that I would have liked.
Something else that is far from the standard set by the Billet Box is build quality. Everything that could move, does. There is rattling, wiggling, wobbling… you name it.
Granted, the Artery Pal 2 Pro is way cheaper than a BB, but so are many great devices on the market. And they (most) don’t have these problems.
But let’s assume, as no one else is reporting on this, that we received a dud.
In this case and if the small size is ok for you, I would wholeheartedly recommend the Artery Pal 2 Pro. It has almost everything an MTL vaping kit can offer.
Plus, even though they may, depending on your usage, don’t last as long as other coils, the Artery HP Pal 2 coils actually produce fantastic flavors… at least for two days.
Update: Since it’s using similar coils I would reommend the THC Tauren X (review) over the Artery Pal 2 Pro.
Until next time,
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There is a lot to like about the Artery Pal 2 Pro All in One kit. It has a simple yet stylish mini Billet Box inspired design. We love the “flask” form factor and the fire button placement for thumb firing. This compact AiO is a proper Mouth To Lung vaping All in One kit. Plus, it’s undoubtedly the best MTL vaping kit for flavors (reproduction). Artery did a great job on its coils even though they don’t last very long. But the issue we had with our Artery Pal 2 Pro kit is its build quality. It simply isn’t good. It’s annoying. The fire button rattles, the detachable panel is wiggling (and also makes some noise) and the tank (+ drip tip) section wobbles around and is not well secured. It may be that only our unit has these problems (doubtful bu possible). But, at least, you now have all the elements necessary to make an informed decision.
Artery Pal 2 Pro Review | Best MTL vaping kit for flavors | Great Billet Box inspired design but poor build quality | Mouth To Lung vape All in One kit
Product SKU: 39499
Product Brand: Artery
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