Published on July 1st, 2019 | by Theo0
Vaporesso Luxe Kit Review
Summary: High end, versatile vaping with options to suit just about any vaper. A top quality kit from Vaporesso with new innovations that techy e-cigarette users are sure to love.
Vaporesso have been around a long time now, in recent years they’ve stepped up their game a lot and created some truly excellent devices. The Luxe kit is marketed to be at the higher end of their products. With a very fancy looking compact twin cell mod packaged along with the innovative Skrr sub-ohm tank, I’m hoping this kit is not all show.
Build quality and specifications
First impressions when you open the box are good, this is without a doubt a very classy looking kit. Included along with the mod and tank are a spare coil, USB cable and a silicon case which is something you don’t often see. It fits the mod well and will protect against scratches and the odd bump or two. Powered by a pair of 18650 batteries it can supply up to 220 watts of output from the advanced OMNI 4.0 chipset. Safety features including short circuit protection, overcharge protection, low resistance protection and overcharge protection are fairly standard these days but it’s nice when they are clearly listed by the manufacturer. The OMNI 4.0 board is a well proven and reliable chipset and features a wide choice of operational modes. VW power curves, VV voltage curves, bypass, and all the usual TC modes give the user a wide choice, however you like to vape the Luxe mod will have you covered. The mod supports 2.5A quick charging that can fully charge the mod in just an hour and half, I would always recommend using an external charger for your batteries but if you’re stuck at work without any choice then having the option to top up quickly could be very handy.
Build quality overall is very good, the 2 inch TFT, full colour display is very bright and clear with one of the nicest display layouts I’ve seen. It’s also a touch screen with responsive vibration enabled buttons which is really cool. I wasn’t sure if this would work well but it’s actually really intuitive. The mod has a satin finished frame with glossy, reflective sides, it looks very classy, until it’s covered in finger prints, something that’s unavoidable with a mod of this style.
Tank and flavour performance
At first glance the Skrr tank looks like any other sub-tank you care to mention, but the Vaporesso coils do have some unique features. There are two different coils supplied with the kit, a pre-installed 0.15ohm QF strip coil and a 0.2ohm QF mesh coil. Looking inside them, they are essentially both ‘mesh’ coils as most people think of them. The mesh is surrounded by Vaporesso’s unique flax fibre and cotton wicking. Because of the design of these ‘bullet shaped’ coils, they should reduce spit-back and make leaking difficult. It’s claimed that any liquid collecting and dripping back down should go back to the bottom of the wick. It’s a little hard to explain in words but when you see it, it does make sense.
Skrr coil performance
The Skrr’s top fill is quick, easy and is also child-proof in design, the top has to be unscrewed before sliding open and it works well. The fill ports are big enough for most bottle nibs and I found filling the Skrr an easy and mess free experience. The coils take a little while to get the very best flavour from them, I found that they weren’t performing at their best until a tank or two of liquid has passed through. I presume this is just the flax and cotton wick needing to break in a little. The coils state a recommended ‘best’ power of 65-75 watts, but I did find that as long as you aren’t chain vaping you can go a little higher without too much worry. I was getting the best flavour from my usual liquid around 85w. I expect Vaporesso have been a little conservative on the numbers here, which is far better than having people burn out their coils.
Overall it’s a decent sub-tank that looks nice sat on top of the Luxe mod. Vapour production was excellent and the airflow was surprisingly smooth and quiet, not something that’s always the case. It’s also compatible with Vaporesso GT coils, and there’s about 8 different coils in that range that have lower and higher power options, so you should find something to suit your wattage preferences.
Overall Performance and summary
This kit stands out from many others with its great looks and lovely screen and interface. It’s a pleasure to use and would make an excellent main set up for anyone who needs a dual 18650 DTL kit. The coils perform well and seem to get better and better in use. It’s priced competitively around the £69 mark which I think is fair. There’s always going to be cheaper kits around £50 but they don’t usually come with a mod that’s this nice. I would pay £69 for the mod alone making the tank essentially free. There’s a lot of modes to choose which offers some genuine choice to the user, I found the variable voltage curves were very useful when using an RDA on the mod. It’s very versatile in that respect and could be used with many different tanks and drippers. In standby mode there’s a clock display on the screen, which is a useful addition for those of us that don’t wear watches any more.
I would recommend this kit for those who want a solid and reliable DTL set up, with a mod that’s a certainly a cut above the rest.