- Product Introduction and Specifications
- Build quality and design.
- Battery life and charging
- For and against
Product Introduction and Specifications
The Xros is rechargeable.Pod-Vapeby Vaporesso. It looks like the recent wave ofcaliburn-inspired devices, but its SUS304 brushed stainless steel body gives it a more robust and modern aesthetic. The Xros has an internal 800 mAh battery and features pull activation and button operation. Pods hold 2ml of liquid and use 0.8 and 1.2 ohm mesh coils.
What sets the Xros apart from the rest? Some standout features such as adjustable airflow. The pods are also perfect for monitoring fluid levels. They are held in place by magnets and remain fully visible inside the device. Last but not least, the Xros uses USB Type-C fast charging.
The Xros has a lot to offer in terms of features. But at the end of the day, it's all about performance and ease of use. The real question is, did Vaporesso just overtake Uwell? Do not say anything! Read on to find out.
This device was sent to us courtesy of Vaporesso for this review.
Preis:$22.99 (atsteam element)
Colors:Silver, matte grey, blue, sky blue, pink, rainbow
- Cartridge capacity: 2ml
- Battery capacity: 800mAh
- Charged: Type-C 5V/1A
- Patronenwiderstand: 1.2 ohm mesh / 0.8 ohm mesh
- Battery power: Maximum 20 watts
- adjustable airflow
- shell top fill
- Dual trigger mechanism
- view sleeve
- 1 x Xros battery
- 1 x Xros 0,8-Ohm-Pod (2 ml)
- 1 x Xros 1,2-Ohm-Pod (2 ml)
- 1 x Type-C-USB-Kabel
- 1 * instruction manual
- 1 warranty card.
- 1* souvenir card
Build quality and design.
The Xros weighs around 54 grams with a full pod installed. It measures 112mm, 12mm wide and 23mm long. Compared to size, it's just a hair larger than the Caliburn in all dimensions, and about 20 grams heavier. The Xros is still compact enough to fit in the smallest pocket.
I really like the overall design. I received the brushed stainless steel version that shows off its aesthetic. I find it very attractive despite its basic appearance, which I appreciate. It appears to be a slightly larger and beefier Caliburn made of heavier steel. A subtle Vaporesso logo is laser etched at the bottom. I really like the black edition and some of the other attractive color options.
The USB-C charging port is located at the bottom of the device. The pods stick out at the top, making them very easy to keep an eye on. The device features both activation and one button operation, which seems to be all the rage these days. (I wonder why). The Xros also features the Axon chip to provide a variety of security precautions.
Last but not least, the airflow at the back of the device can be regulated by moving the control knob. I had to dig my fingernail in a bit and pull the plug on both sides. It is quite easy to set up. Once adjusted it stays in place very well. The AFC switch allows you to switch from an airy straight lung pull to a tighter, more restrictive pull. More on that later.
The chainstays on the Xros have a sharp, boxy design. The mouthpiece is made from a glossy black PCTG material and they call it "clamshell style". There are currently two cartridges available for the device, 0.8 ohm and 1.2 ohm, and both use absorbent cotton and mesh coils. Inside the capsules, at the bottom, there are four layers of silicone to prevent leakage. At the moment I have been using the Xros for a couple of weeks and I have not seen a single drop come out. In fact, I didn't even experience much condensation, which is crazy.
The filling mechanism is interesting. When you remove the clamshell mouthpiece, the fill port is protected by small fins, which are said to help maintain internal pod pressure. It's not a plug, it's more of a valve. The dropper just slides off and allows you to fill it normally.
I tried the 0.8 ohm pods with regular 3mg e-juice and the 1.2 ohm pods with 30-50mgnicotine salt. I got a good week out of them with Nic's salt. Normally that would be just average. But considering how many recharges I've gotten, it's really good. I refilled it at least twice a day for over a week so I could easily get through 15-20ml.
The draft is adjustable with the airflow switch. There are three air slots. Wide open, you get a rather restrictive direct lung pull. With two holes open, it's still restrictive but not drastically different. You can actually start with an MTL tie on the tightest setting, but it's still a bit airy. It is quite similar to the drawing of the Caliburn. If you accidentally hold the device incorrectly, you may accidentally block the ventilation holes with your hand, so keep this in mind when using the Xros. You may not be able to hold it the same way you hold other similar devices.
I haven't really experienced much of a significant throat hit. I tried the 1.2 ohm pod with 50mg Nic Salt on the tightest airflow setting but nothing. If that's what you're looking for, the Xros probably isn't for you. But if you're looking for flavor, that's a different story. The taste is excellent. In fact, it seems a bit more intense compared to the Caliburn. Also, I don't have any dry hits or burns with the Xros, which is a good thing.
In terms of vapor production, the Xros puts out a nice cloud. I would attribute this to the lower resistance of the mesh coils and increased airflow. For a pod system, it offers a little more than your average vapor production. The temperature is cool, but increases significantly as the airflow setting decreases. But the pods do a good job of cooling the vapor with the two widest airflow settings.
As for the leak, I didn't have to deal with anyone. The capsule remains completely dry until the last recharge. The silicone sealing system also seems to be working. The only issue I had was a little spit after filling. Just be sure to fill the capsule slowly and carefully. If you're in a hurry and fill too aggressively, you may have saliva problems if you overfill.
The overall performance is very good. The first batch of pre-production pods gave me a little bit of saliva, but that was fixed in the final release, which is great news. It's refreshing to see Vaporesso take my feedback and improve the pod design in just a few short weeks. I still have a few drops of the juice in my mouth once or twice, but it's not much of a problem anymore. I found that it can usually be avoided most of the time by filling it up carefully and not taking too many longer consecutive hits.
Battery life and charging
Battery life is 800 mAh, which is significantly more than the Caliburn's 520 mAh. That's impressive, especially considering it's not that much heavier. That's enough power to get you through most of the day, especially with 30-50mg of Nic Salt and the 1.2 ohm coils. When I use the 0.8 ohm coils with 3mg nicotine they don't seem to last all day. This is because I tend to take larger, more frequent low NIC draws, and 0.8 ohm coils draw slightly more power than 1.2 ohm coils.
They say it charges in less than 45 minutes. In my experience, it actually charged a bit faster, but there was probably some power left in the battery. The Xros also does a step charge, so you can put in as many puffs as you like while it's still charging. When the device is charging, the LED flashes red. When fully charged, it will light green.
The Xros uses the same LED color system as the Caliburn, which is quite useful. Green means it is fully charged. Blue means around 50% and red means get on the charger! (These are just my estimates, they do not represent actual percentages.) The corresponding color will light up as you vape.
For and against
- Sturdy and well built
- elegant and modern design
- adjustable airflow
- Easy to monitor fluid levels
- no leak
- Draw/Button Activation
- Quadruple leakage protection
- Good taste
- very easy to fill
- 800mAh battery
- Type C load
- It consumes liquid quite quickly
- No hard hit to the throat
- Strange airflow switch location
The Xros tastes really great, the pods never leak, and it has adjustable airflow! It also has a fresh and modern look and seems to be built to last. As a bonus, the pods are extremely visible, something a lot of other manufacturers have been sleeping on lately (for whatever reason).
The closest product to compare it to is the Caliburn. If you shut down the airflow enough, they both offer a similar draw. It's not super tight, but it does have a nice restrictive pull that works well with your current coil setups. The flavor is actually a bit better than the Caliburn. They are generally similar in performance, but the Xros makes a bit more power and offers more versatility with its airflow regulation and slightly lower ohm coil options.
I had some minor saliva issues with the first number of capsules I received. Happily. They made significant improvements to the latest edition of the pods. Props for her. I can now confidently recommend the Xros to people looking for something to upgrade their current setup.
If you're looking for a tougher, tastier, longer lasting version of the Caliburn, Xros is all of that and a bag of chips. I still love my Caliburn, but I think Vaporesso has a serious shot at "wearing the crown."
What do you think of the Xros? Leave me a comment below.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dave has always been passionate about helping people quit smoking. As a former smoker, he knew how difficult it can be. As soon as he found out about vaping, he became obsessed and helped many people quit smoking. Vaping360 has given Dave a platform to do this on a much larger scale by educating the public on the wonders of vaping. When Dave isn't writing, he's listening to music, acting or browsing his penny board.
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2 years ago
hi my name is andrew from indonesia i have been vaping for about 5 years now pods maybe 3 years and i quit for almost 2 years now i am using uwell caliburn with koko cart because it tastes a bit better and lasts longer and now i'm looking for the sub pod which of course is better than caliburn, i've had koko cart issues recently,,,and also For preference i like to use Salt Nic 40- 50mg,,,well, mainly 50mg,,,so I need the device that supports Throat Hits,,,Uwell Caliburn does Throat Hit and Lung Hit very well with the 50mg,,,thanks b4
2 years ago
If you're looking for a good throat hit, you'll want something with a nice tight throw and coils around 1 ohm. The Caliburn feels pretty airy for a mouth-to-lung vape, so around 50mg is needed to get a good throat hit. i used thoseargus areabecause you can choose between a tight or loose train. Here is a list of some of thebest pod vapIt is worth taking a look right away. Good luck to you, vape on!
2 years ago
Hello! I've been reviewing this device since its release and it sounds promising, but I've also had some bad experiences with vape shop recommendations. I take around 250-300 puffs a day and would like a pod that has coils or pods that last at least 2 weeks for that many puffs. I like tight LTM draws and very strong throat hits. I don't care if the throat hit is not that strong, if the pod at least hits my throat like a cigar, it has good flavor and durable coils or pods. I tried the Fetch Mini and…Keep reading "
2 years ago
answer toDiego Aguilar
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2 years ago
Unfortunately both of my pods are leaking juice from the bottom, not my juice as I have other rigs and pod tanks that don't leak as much. The pod has a cheap feel to it, I wanted to like it, but leaks are a big problem in the vaping world. I prefer to stick with my S*ok N*fix or Z-B*ip (censored in case anyone thinks I'm promoting these products). These just work with no leaks or spit that xros has.
2 years ago
answer topissed off
Hi Niklabs, wow, sorry. In the month or two that I have been using the Xros I have never had a drop of leakage! I had some issues with the original set of pre-production pods, but not so much with the newer ones. I would try a new pod pack before proceeding with the device, I hope it works better for you next time. Good luck, keep vaping!
2 years ago
ZQ Xtal and Vaporesso Xros, which do you prefer? In terms of taste and shelf life. Thanks in advance.
2 years ago
Hello Yaufiq, well unfortunately I have not tried itxtal, but according to Spyros's review it is very similar to Caliburn. I think they are very similar, but the Xtal is better if you are looking for a tighter draw and the Xros is better for a looser draw. Both are good options, so it comes down to personal preference.
To answer your question, I think the Xros could be a bit better in terms of flavor and shelf life, and it's a bit more versatile in that it's straight forward and mouth to lung. Hope this helps, vape on!
2 years ago
Excellent review... thanks... I own a vape shop in Mexico City and just received my first batch of Xros. It's great, but I do get some saliva from the pods that came with it. Let's hope the replacement pods are better…. Keep going.
Last but not least, the airflow can be adjusted on the back of the device by sliding the control toggle. I had to dig my nail in a bit and drag the stopper over to either side. It's pretty easy to adjust. Once you set it, it stays in place really well.What does increasing airflow on vape do? ›
The airflow's job is simple: to allow air to move freely from your coil to your mouth. The higher the airflow is, the cooler the vape. When you allow a maximum airflow, you can expect to experience a smoother and cooler cloud with less flavour.Which XROS pod is best? ›
The Vaporesso Xros is hands down the best MTL-focused pod system I've used this years, and one of the best ever. It just does so many things right, from the integrated airflow control, to the impressive battery capacity and the chosen resistances for the mesh coils.Does the Vaporesso XROS leak? ›
One of the best features of the Vaporesso Xros is the fact that it has a top filling hole, which reduces the possibility of leaking. It's still possible for the pod to leak, though, and that may happen if you use too much air pressure when puffing on the device.Why is my Vaporesso so harsh? ›
Nicotine is too strong
Perhaps the most common cause for a harsh vape is the strength of nicotine is too high. This is an easy mistake to make, particularly if you're just starting out on your vaping journey, and switching up your e-liquid for one that contains less nicotine should swiftly resolve the issue.
Most vapers find a 'happy medium' airflow setting, where the vapour is a comfortable temperature, they can still taste the vapour and they're happy with the size of their vape cloud.Is more or less airflow better for vaping? ›
With a decreased airflow, you will experience more flavor, more of a harsh throat hit, and less vapor (with a hotter and tighter draw). Overall, if your goal in vaping is a strong flavor, then I'd recommend a tighter airflow. In contrast, if your goal is cloud chasing, then I'd recommend a looser airflow.How much airflow is enough? ›
Example: For an office, the recommended ventilation rate is 20 cfm per person. The occupancy of a general office is one person per 80 to 150 sq. ft. An office is 40′ x 60′ or 2,4000 sq.Does more airflow mean more power? ›
The more oxygen (air) that flows into the engine, the more fuel that can be burned, and the more power the engine can make. To say it another way, assuming you mix the correct amount of fuel with the air, how much power an engine can make is dependent on airflow.How often should I change XROS pods? ›
Most refillable pods last 3-5 days, although that approximation depends on how often you vape. An important aspect is knowing the signs of needing to refill your pod. Two warning signs that you need to change your pod is a reduction in flavor and a reduction in vapor emitted from your pod. How Much Do You Vape?
The coil needs to be correctly primed with e-liquid and fully saturated before vaping to ensure it doesn't burn when heated by the power supply from your vape. An unprimed, or incorrectly primed coil can lead to a burnt taste and low vapour production when you take a hit from your vape.How long do XROS coils last? ›
The 1000mAh battery is quite impressive for something of this size meaning you'll comfortably get 2-3 days vaping with the 1.2Ω coil.Why does my Vaporesso leak everytime I fill it? ›
Check your airflow
This is fine - some people even prefer it - but just be mindful that if you inhale too forcefully you run the risk of bringing too much juice into the atomizer coil, flooding it and causing a leak in the process.
Yes. This position is based on the opinions of experts who think that e-cigarettes are safer than smoking tobacco. Since vaping has not been associated with serious health risks, it is safe to say that the dangers of vaping are minimal.How do I stop my XROS pod from leaking? ›
- Don't Drag Too Hard. Taking too hard of a drag on your pod can draw way too much liquid into the mouthpiece. ...
- Keep Your Battery Charged. ...
- Regularly Change Cartridges. ...
- Make Sure Everything Is Tightened. ...
- Check Your O-Rings. ...
- Allow Time Between Puffs. ...
- Blow Through The Mouthpiece.
Another notable difference between the Veco One is the draw, and it excels as a direct lung hit device. If you want a MTL device it's best to look elsewhere.Why is my Vaporesso burning my throat? ›
When you experience any throat burn it is a sign that your coil is burnt and needs to be replaced. However, a better way of discovering that your coil is burnt is through the flavour, a burnt coil often loses its original flavour.Does more airflow mean bigger clouds? ›
Increasing airflow (to an extent) means more fresh air to cool vapor temperature; this not only gives you added cooling capacity making it more comfortable to inhale, but it also increases the size of your cloud.How do I get the most Flavour out of my vape? ›
- Choose the Right Coil. Coils With a Rating At 1.0 Ohm or Above. ...
- Change Your Coil Regularly.
- Keep Your Tank Clean.
- PG E-Liquids for Flavour, VG for Clouds. ...
- Look After Your Vape Juice.
- Find The Sweet Spot in Your Kit Settings. ...
- The Winning Combination.
With traditional cigarettes, you inhale smoke from burning tobacco. With vaping, a device (typically a vape pen or a mod — an enhanced vape pen — that may look like a flash drive) heats up a liquid (called vape juice or e-liquid) until it turns into a vapor that you inhale.
It can lead to the same issues as if they were smoking cigarettes or even worsen those issues because the nicotine concentration is higher when using vapes, and that could cause more serious effects, according to Acker.Which is better mouth to lung or direct to lung vaping? ›
Mouth-to-lung vaping gives a better throat hit than DL vaping does, which of course simulates the sensation that smokers are used to. You'll also find that mouth-to-lung vaping makes your e-liquid last longer than it would if you were DL vaping.Is it better to exhale vape through nose or mouth? ›
Prof John Britton, professor of epidemiology and director of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Related Studies, told Metro that exhaling through the mouth is the best way to vape. He also recommended applying Vaseline to the inside of the nose for any Propylene glycol-dryness.Can you have too much airflow? ›
There's no such thing as too much airflow, but if you're not optimising the air pressure - positive, neutral, negative etc - that's where air flow goes wrong.Does more airflow use more fuel? ›
Clean or change your air filter
When is the last time you changed your air filter? Clogged air filters increase fuel consumption because it restricts airflow into the engine. Restricting airflow also means decreased power, thus requiring more energy to get up to speed.
Believe it or not, airflow control can also affect how long the vape juice lasts. For example, the coils burn cooler with high airflow control, which means less vape juice is evaporated, while the opposite is true; with less airflow control, the coils burn hotter, meaning much more vape juice is evaporated.How do I make my vape smoke thicker? ›
Airflow is adjustable too by opening and closing a small vent between the power button and the e-liquid tank. To get the thick clouds that you desire, turn up the voltage and close the vents. It's that simple!What vape juice gives the most smoke? ›
VG, on the other hand, is thicker with a sweet taste. It doesn't hold the flavour quite so well as PG, and gives less of a throat hit (which some people prefer), but if you want more vapour then VG is the way to go as it produces large amounts when vaped.Can I use regular juice in Vaporesso XROS? ›
The 0.8 ohm XROS Pod offers a 16W vape experience for increase vapor production and a warmer hit, while the 1.2 ohm XROS Pod will fire at 11W for a smooth, satisfying inhale. Either pod can be used with your preferred CBD vape liquid, regular ejuice or nicotine salt eliquids.What is the difference between XROS and XROS 2? ›
The XROS 2 Kit is the direct upgrade to the original XROS and features a better battery life and more stylish design. It continues to support both auto and button activation. However, the power button has been improved to prevent unintentional firing.
Another effective method of extending the life of a Vaporesso coil is to use the vape device's power moderately. Keep the power and frequency of the device as low as possible, limiting the wear and tear put on the Vaporesso coil.Can you wash XROS pods? ›
The coils in Pod systems cannot be cleaned. The only solution to a dirty or faulty Pod coil is a replacement.How do you get rid of a vaper's tongue? ›
- 1-Sucking on a lemon. This citrus burst is intended to help you refresh your taste receptors. ...
- 2-Drink more water. ...
- 3-Try menthol flavor. ...
- 4-Cut back on caffeine and alcohol. ...
- 5-Go for unflavored vapes. ...
- 6-Use an oral hydration product. ...
- 7-Clean your tongue. ...
- 8-Stop smoking.
You can simply pop your components into the cleaner with some water, and have them ultrasonically cleaned spotless for you in a matter of minutes (maybe a good idea if you're constantly changing flavor and have to wash your tank regularly).How many hits should a coil last? ›
On average, a decently constructed coil for a sub-ohm tank should last you 4 days to 1 week. If you vape less because you cannot vape during work hours, or you do not vape throughout the day, then your coils are likely to last twice as long.Can I rinse my vape coil with water? ›
Soaking your Coils
Clear alcohol such as vodka or ethanol is one option (vinegar if you rather). Otherwise you can always opt for warm water. Soaking your coils overnight should break up any residue on the coils and even get into the little nooks and crannies.
The XROS is Vaporesso's newest pod system. It's a MTL device designed for use with nic salts, just like the Vaporesso Degree, Vaporesso Xtra and Osmall.Does more airflow use more juice? ›
A higher airflow will ensure a cooler cloud, but when you cool it down, you will lose a bit of flavour. Because of this, a higher airflow can decrease the amount of juice required, because it remains on the coils for longer.Why does my vape spit juice in my mouth? ›
Spitback has a simple cause: e-liquid gets pooled up on the coil itself and gets “cooked” instead of being vaporized. It spits similar to the way boiling water does, and with you inhaling from the tip, you can easily catch a droplet or two.Why does my vape crackle and spit? ›
Spit-back tends to occur when the e-liquid in your tank collects around or in the centre of your coil and is heated too quickly, causing it to 'cook' rather than vaporise. The e-liquid then 'pops' in much the same way as a hot frying pan flicked with cold water, shooting up into the tank and out through the mouthpiece.
E-cigarettes produce a number of dangerous chemicals including acetaldehyde, acrolein, and formaldehyde. These aldehydes can cause lung disease, as well as cardiovascular (heart) disease.How many cigarettes are in a Vaporesso pod? ›
This is roughly equivalent to 10 cigarettes or a half of a pack.Is Vaporesso FDA approved? ›
-On August 20, 2020, VAPORESSO received the acceptance letter for the first round of its PMTA applications from the FDA - only three days after submission.Does Vaporesso XROS leak? ›
One of the best features of the Vaporesso Xros is the fact that it has a top filling hole, which reduces the possibility of leaking. It's still possible for the pod to leak, though, and that may happen if you use too much air pressure when puffing on the device.Why does my pod leak so much? ›
Taking big, deep drags on a pod mod may lead to too much e-liquid going through the coil which cannot be vapourised properly. This usually proceeds to then leak out of the mouth piece. Try taking gentle drags to ensure the e-liquid is sufficiently vapourised.Which pod system does not leak? ›
Vaporesso Luxe PM40 – (Best Pod System For No Leaks)
The Vaporesso Luxe PM40 has a lot more to offer than just good looks and build quality. The coil options that come with the kit provide excellent flavour for both mouth to lung and restrictive direct to lung vaping.
For a Stronger Throat Hit:
Increase the power or temperature: More power or a higher temperature will amplify your existing throat hit and add one of its own. Go with a menthol juice: Menthol juices like Halo Menthol Blast boosts throat hit, so if it's a priority, try out some menthol flavours.
- Press the fire button for 5 times in 2s: Power on and off.
- Continuously pressing fire button 3 times to lock and unlock the up, down and mode button.
- Continuously pressing mode button 3 times to unlock the mode button.
It happens when there's simply too much e-juice in the centre of your coil which can't be properly vaporised.How do you change the resistance on Vaporesso? ›
Long press up button or down button can rapidly increase or decrease temperature settings. Lock/Unlock resistance: In TC-Ni/TC-Ti/TC-SS/TCR (M1, M2) mode, press down button and mode button simultaneously for 2s will lock/unlock the resistance level. Attach a new atomizer will not change the locked resistance.
300-400 Fahrenheit Vape Settings
In most cases, the best temperature for a vape liquid is between 300-400F (194-204C). The range between 325-350F degrees is the best temperature setting for vapers in our opinion. This range provides the right balance between warmth and not too hot feel.
The higher the VG content, the thicker the liquid and the longer it takes to soak the coil between draws. That means that if you like vaping quickly you might burn out your coil quicker with a high VG liquid.How often should you change your Vaporesso pod? ›
The general rule of thumb is 3-5 days for heavy vapers and every week or two for more casual vapers.How long do Vaporesso XROS coils last? ›
Vaporesso vape coils last a while compared to other brands, but they can last even longer if maintained properly. By following these simple steps, vape users can expect their Vaporesso coil to last two weeks or more. Users will also find their pens have better flavour and performance if they are well-maintained.Why does my XROS pod taste burnt? ›
You're not priming your coils
The coil needs to be correctly primed with e-liquid and fully saturated before vaping to ensure it doesn't burn when heated by the power supply from your vape. An unprimed, or incorrectly primed coil can lead to a burnt taste and low vapour production when you take a hit from your vape.
A lower resistance will provide warmer vapour, a slightly drier hit, and bigger clouds. The downside is that you're going to use your e-liquid more quickly and typically you need to vape at a higher wattage meaning your 18650 li-ion battery will drain faster.Can you overcharge a Vaporesso? ›
Don't Charge Your Device Overnight
This can cause it to explode, catch on fire or kill the battery. Many devices come with built-in overcharge protection, but you can't rely on this. Overcharging can cause even this protection to fail.
- Check your e-liquids. One of the simplest things you can do is to look at the e-liquids that you use. ...
- Change your coil. ...
- Clean your kit. ...
- Check your equipment. ...
- Think about how you vape.