And to say that we almost didn’t order and review the Voopoo Vinci (review) because we thought it was a Direct To Lung (DTL) device. Well, it mostly is. But we found a way to make a great MTL vape kit out of it… and it ended up being our 2019 best MTL AiO vape kit.
How did we do it? Simply by covering most of its air inlets (at all 3 on one side) with some tape. [NB: you’ll see by reading this selection that we tend to use tape a lot nowadays, 😀.]
The Voopoo Vinci Pod Mod Kit has it all.
It’s powerful (40W max). It can even be too powerful and a bit too much for some (MTL vapers). But we really like vaping on it.
[NB: we use it with the 0.8ohm coils at 12 to 14W. But a slew of other coils is compatible with the Vinci, even a higher resistance 1.2ohm MTL coil].
It’s just that sometimes it’s appreciable to vape on devices that produces a smoother, though as satisfying, type of vape. And that’s what the best AiO vape kits listed below can provide.
The best vape kit isn’t necessarily always the mightiest one, in our opinion. But the performance of the Vinci is at such a level, that it has to be praised for this. It’s impressive.
The Voopoo Vinci has a sleek and ergonomic design. For comparison sake, it could be considered a generation ahead of the SMOK RPM40 as far as aesthetics are concerned. And its build quality is very good.
It sports a screen and plenty of features (dedicated puff counter, variable wattage, 2 types of airflows etc…).
Its pod tank has an enormous 5.5ml e-liquid capacity. Its battery is 1500mAh. So, at a low wattage, you won’t need to recharge or refill during the day, for sure. That’s a big PRO.
Its flavor reproduction is top-notch (though most of the other best MTL vape kits presented below are even better in that department).
It has a very high vapor production and vapor density, the highest of any MTL vape kit, actually. Therefore, it also provides the strongest hit. And this is the reason why we say that it can be too much sometimes.
But, on the other hand, it’s a great device for heavy smokers wanting to quit. With heavy vapers, that’s the type of users we recommend it for.
[NB: If you’re a smoker wanting to quit, you should absolutely read our very thorough two-part guide on How To Quit Smoking And Begin Vaping Successfully.]
All this undeniably makes the Voopoo Vinci the Best MTL Vape Kit Of 2019 and of the beginning of 2020 for us. Though DTL vapers love it too. See videos below for evidence of that.
E-liquid Capacity: 5.5ml（TPD 2ml)
Battery Size: 1500mAh
Material: Zinc Alloy
Output Power: 5-40W
Output Voltage: 3.2~4.2V
– Build Quality and design – 8/10
– Vapor production – 10/10
– Flavor reproduction – 8.5/10
– Vapor density and hit provided – 10/10
– Battery life – 8.5/10
$33.50 on Hotecig (FREE worldwide delivery)
$29.95 on VaporDNA (US Vape Shop)
You can also get it with the new casing color on Sourcemore for $40 (Sourcemore sometimes do impressive promotions. We’ve seen it as low as $21. Yes, the model with screen. Worldwide delivery, of course). You can order its RBA Section on Sourcemore as well.
The runner up of the MTL Best AiO vape kits of 2019-2020 is the THC Tauren X.
Although the THC Tauren X, the Hellvape Grimm kit and the Artery Pal 2 Pro use the same type of (mostly compatible) coils and thus provide a similar vaping experience, the THC Tauren X (review) is the best among them in our opinion.
[NB: THC Tauren X and Hellvape Grimm kit coils are 100% compatible but as the threading on the Artery Pal 2 coils is a bit smaller, they can sometimes not work with the Tauren X. 1 out of the 4 we’ve tested didn’t touch the bottom of the airflow base of the Tauren X (we guess). So, the electrical current (coming from the battery) couldn’t reach the coil. It thus wasn’t detected by the device. That’s still a 75% compatibility rate, though.]
But this is only an opinion since their performance in vapor production, density and warmth (thus the throat hit felt), as well as flavor reproduction are comparable, though not identical.
And their performance is very good. In fact, these coils are the main factor making these devices the best MTL AiO vape kits of 2019-2020 (of the rest, since the Vinci is in a class of its own).
Basically, it all boils down to the design you prefer, their respective build quality and a couple of details.
So, why did we pick the Tauren X as the best AiO vape kit among these?
1. Build quality is incomparable with the Pal 2 Pro (unit we tested), almost perfect. The casing is thick and feels solid in the hand.
2. The THC Tauren X is simply a well-thought-out device.
Its pod tank is reversible. So, you can put the drip tip slightly on the right or on the left depending on the way you prefer to handle the Tauren X. E.g. we like it to be closer to the fire button.
The coil sits in the middle of the tank, permitting it to be constantly in contact with e-liquid.
We also like the secure top filling system as well as the placement of the fire button that allows us to fire-thumb it with ease.
The ultra-bright and centered mini screen, even if it can’t be turned off, is perfectly placed in the center of the back of the device.
Some more features:
– 1000mAh internal battery that last about the day if you MTL vape on the 1.0hm coils (9 to 14W).
– 2ml e-liquid capacity
– Adjustable power (5-25W).
– Adjustable airflow.
It’s adjustable but will stay an MTL (Mouth To Lung) draw with the 1.0ohm coils or a very restricted DTL draw with the 0.6ohm coils.
– RBA Section + deck
We don’t use and, thus, don’t talk much about rebuildable tanks/atomizers and coils (RBAs/RTAs) but there is indeed an RBA section for the Tauren X.
THC even provides a deck in the packaging of the RBA version. So, you can build your coil directly on the device. Very thoughtful.
– A resin-looking drip tip matching the color of your device is a nice touch too.
Which brings us to the design.
3. If you like luxury sport racing cars or if you want a device with a more stylized, refined design that the plain ones we usually get, you’ll love the THC Tauren X. The Tauren X aesthetics and design sure make it stand out.
4. Last, it just vapes great.
This can be said of all the AiO vape kits we’ve selected here, so no need to develop much on this.
But, contrary to some of the other devices on that list (Voopoo Vinci included), you don’t need to tinker with it to attain the best MTL vaping performance (essentially a proper MTL vaping draw and a warm, thick vapor) you can get from it.
You can feel ThunderHead Creations was aiming to make the Tauren X the MTL best AiO vape kit from the get go. And they almost succeeded. Only the Voopoo Vinci surprise robbed the Tauren X from the title.
– Build Quality and design – 9/10
– Vapor production – 8.5/10 (more and warmer vapor with the 0.6ohm coils)
– Flavor reproduction – 9/10
– Vapor density and hit – 9/10
– Battery life – 8/10
You won’t get a better price than this (at the time of writing):
$31.70 on Sourcemore With coupon code TRX (Worldwide delivery)
The next MTL best AiO vape kit on our list is the Hellvape Grimm kit.
As we don’t have a review up yet (we do now), this Hellvape Grimm kit quick presentation will be a bit better formatted than the other ones.
Honestly, the only reason the Hellvape Grimm Kit ranks above the SnowWolf Wocket (below) is because you can put Tauren X and Artery Pal 2 HP coils in it.
Because the airflow resulting from the use of the Hellvape coils is slightly too loose for our taste.
As coil compatibility between these devices is an important part of what they are and make them the best MTL AiO vape kits on the market right now, let’s get that out of the way first.
[NB: Plus, coil compatibility guarantees a longer lifespan to a device. The more companies produce coils compatible with a device, the higher is the probability to find some for it in the future.]
Again, 100% compatibility between the THC Tauren X and Hellvape Grimm kit coils.
But if you simply try to put a Pal 2 HP coil in a Grimm kit airflow base, it won’t work at all. You need to use a Pal 2 HP coil and its own Pal 2 airflow control base. This way you’ll be able to screw it in the Hellvape Grimm kit tank pod. It fits (more info on this in our review coming soon).
The Grimm kit coils may provide an even better flavor (it’s the best All in One kit of 2019 in that regard) but the vapor produced can lack some thickness/density, depending on what kind of vape you prefer.
We like a thicker vapor, so that’s why, sometimes, we prefer using the Tauren X or the Artery Pal 2 HP regular 1.0ohm coils with our Hellvape Grimm kit (be careful to choose the HP coils, as they are the latest improved version. You can’t get them everywhere. That’s why we provide a link for them).
Thanks to its 1200mAh battery, the Grimm kit lasts a bit longer than the Tauren X.
It can randomly switch to Voltage mode sometimes. Strange. (If this happens to you, click quickly 3 times in a row to come back to Wattage mode).
Another factor that we think makes the Tauren X better than the Grimm kit is the airflow. Yes, you can set the airflow to the pinhole reserved for MTL vaping. But it’s still barely fine.
There are too many air inlets on the Grimm kit in our opinion. It results, compared with the Tauren X (or obviously with the Vinci), in a vape a bit cooler and, again, less dense.
Nothing major, but noticeable.
Thankfully, you can partially remedy to this by using tape (yes, again 😀) but this time you’ll have to cover a larger surface (than on the Vinci) and on both sides of the device.
[NB: Put the tape inside the casing, of course. This way it won’t affect the Grimm kit design at all.]
This tweak will become necessary (for MTL vaping) if you’re using the 0.7ohm coils.
But we still prefer fitting it with THC Tauren X or the Artery Pal 2 HP coils (+ their own base for the Artery coils).
The positive thing about the “grill” airflow of the Hellvape Grimm kit, though, is that it gives it its unique look.
It gives off both a retro (like an old toaster or radio) and futuristic vibe, (think Stormtrooper’s helmet). We like it.
Star Wars fans should love the Hellvape Grimm kit black and white version. It’s nicknamed (by Grimm Green himself) the… Stormtrooper.
The build quality is almost as good as the Tauren X, though the firing button rattles a bit and the casing at the front and back is thin.
The sliding filling system is super easy to use and convenient (it seems secure enough).
Dimensions: 93 x 44.5 x 19mm
1200mAh Built-in Battery
Wattage Output Range: 5~30W
E-liquid Capacity: 3.0ml
Sliding top filling system
Voltage Output Range: 0.5~4.6V
Material: Zinc Alloy + PCTG
Coils: 0.7ohm (H3-01) Mesh Coil and 1.2ohm (H3-02) Regular Coil.
– Build Quality and design – 8/10
– Vapor production – 8/10 (more and warmer vapor with the 0.7ohm coils)
– Flavor reproduction – 9.5/10 (with original Grimm kit coils)
– Vapor density and hit provided – 7/10 (9/10 after blocking most of the “grill” airflow and using Tauren X or Artery Pal 2 HP coils)
– Battery life – 8.5/10
$54.95 on VaporDNA (US vape shop)
$35.99 on 3Fvape (you need to be logged in to see the real price – Worldwide delivery) – There’re also 2 compatible RBA sections available on 3Fvape.
We’ll just briefly describe the next two devices completing our top 5 of the MTL Best AiO vape kits of the year.
The SnowWolf Wocket (review) is a very sleek device. It’s the most stylish of the best AiO vape kit presented here.
If the flavor reproduction was a touch better, if it had a tad less airflow and a true MTL coil option, it would be at the second place on our list.
[NB: Simply because it really seems like, right now, nothing can beat the Vinci.]
Most of this can be explained because, like the Voopoo Vinci, the SnowWolf Wocket wasn’t really intended to be an MTL device.
We found no flaw to the SnowWolf Wocket build quality. It’s very well made. The best AiO vape kit of our list in this category. It looks and feel premium.
All the features expected from the best AiO vape kits are there. Though it’s super easy to use. You only have 2 buttons (the power output only goes up) and a wattage mode.
Once you close down the airflows and use a tiny piece of tape (yep, more tape) to cover one of the 2 air inlets on its side, the vapor produced, its density, and warmth all attain a superior level. The hit strength increases too.
And, again, it’s a sexy polished device with different type of panel designs to choose from. And they’re beautiful. You have the classy black, the arty colorful resin and the striking celluloid ones.
Plus, we like the walkie-talkie form factor. And the SnowWolf Wocket is way better looking than the Lost Vape Orion for example, especially the upper/pod tank section.
But its airflow a bit too loose for Mouth To Lung vaping and flavors that aren’t as well reproduced as the devices listed above, rank it here, in fourth place.
– Build Quality and design – 9.5/10
– Vapor production – 8.5/10 (9 when tape is used)
– Flavor reproduction – 7/10 (though maybe the newer 0.6ohm coils are better)
– Vapor density and hit provided – 7/10 (9 when tape is used. Yes, the difference is that big.)
– Battery life – 7/10 (almost the same battery size as the Grimm kit but no possibility to vape at low wattage)
$26.99 on VapeSourcing (tank pod + coils included – Worldwide delivery)
The Artery Pal 2 Pro (review) could also have been the second-best device on our list. It isn’t. But not for the same reason as the SnowWolf Wocket.
The Artery Pal 2 Pro would have needed a better build quality, a better refilling method and to be a little bigger.
The Pal 2 Pro we received has a wobbling pod tank that pops out quite easily, a rattling fire button, a drip tip that doesn’t stay flush and it just feels light and a bit cheap in the hand.
[NB: not all Artery Pal 2 Pro seem to have these build quality issues. Most other reviewers didn’t report any.]
Its filling port being on the side of the tank makes it a bit cumbersome to refill.
We think it’s a bit small and feels kinda like a toy.
It’s a shame because we absolutely love the Billet Box form factor. That’s the one we prefer of all the devices here. Plus, thumb firing is so ergonomic (if you’re right-handed, otherwise the fire button in the upper left feels awkward).
And it (MTL) vapes great. The Artery Pal 2 Pro vapes almost exactly like the THC Tauren X… and it doesn’t need tape either. 😉
Flavor reproduction is terrific, maybe even better than the Tauren X and at the same level as the Grimm kit. Airflow is perfect. Vapor production is high etc…
– Build Quality and design – 6/10
– Vapor production – 8.5/10 (with the 1.0ohm coils)
– Flavor reproduction – 9/10
– Vapor density and hit provided – 8.5/10
– Battery life – 7.5/10 (with the 1.0ohm coils).
$28.90 on Hotecig (FREE worldwide delivery)
$34.90 on BuyBest (FREE worldwide delivery)
You can also get the great Artery Pal 2 *HP* regular 1.0ohm coils on BuyBest (worldwide delivery).
We hope you’ve found a device to start 2020 in style.
See you soon,
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