SMOK Vape Pen 22 Review
The tank and the battery are fully integrated into one unit - which makes it an ‘all-in-one’ type of device.
We’ve always been a fan of SMOK brand products – so naturally, we were pretty pumped to get to review the Vape Pen 22.
This is a newer vape pen from SMOK that promises to provide an all-purpose kit at a super-affordable price… but does SMOK come through on the promise?
Here’s what we found out.
Pros and Cons
Here are the basic pros and cons that we discovered about this kit over the course of our research. If you have any questions about this kit feel free to post them in our comment section under the content.
- Awesome flavour
- Massive amounts of vapour
- Super easy to use
- Very affordable
- Sub-ohm capable
- All-in-one design works well and provides a leak-proof seal
- Firing button didn’t really ‘light up’ as brightly as we would have liked
- Some might say that the design, especially the part with the lid and the coil, is a bit fiddley – but we really weren’t too taken aback by the design. We found it to work pretty well, to be fair.
What’s in the starter kit?
When you order the SMOK Vape Pen 22 from No. 1 Ejuice, you get the vape pen, 2 0.3 Ohm dual core coils (1 of them pre-installed), 1 USB charging cable, and 1 user manual.
The SMOK Vape 22 is classified as ‘SMOK’S first Uni-body, all-purpose device.’ This means that the tank and the battery are fully integrated into one unit – making it an ‘all-in-one’ type of device.
Opening it up, the first thing that we were exposed to was the box. It came in a bright orange box, which looked very nice. The graphics on the box were very clean, and there was a spec rundown on the back. Inside, there was a foam insert, with all of the pieces of the kit displayed nicely within it.
The kit was pretty well broken down, but it looked like assembly was going to be a relatively simple process.
We found an authentication stamp and a very basic instruction manual inside, which was nice. This told us pretty much everything we needed to know about operating the pen, which was pretty cool. The website does say that one of the coils comes pre-installed – but you can quickly see by the layout of the components that this simply isn’t possible – so it was likely just misprinted.
In the foam tray that protects the parts during shipping, both coils have their own little ‘space,’ and neither comes pre-installed in the pen.
But… this really wasn’t a downside. Just an observation.
The USB charging cable had a micro-USB connector on one end. It was nice. Not too long, but still nice.
The Pyrex glass for the tank also came unattached and by itself – but it seemed well-done and easy to install. You also get a pretty cool vape band with it. It was nice and thin, but tough. We liked it, though it’s obviously not a huge necessity.
The pen doesn’t come all put together – but to be fair, assembling it wasn’t that difficult. The battery, on its own, looks and feels high-quality. The pen comes in black and orange, or stainless steel. We got the black and orange option, which looked pretty sleek.
The micro-USB charging input was located on the side of the battery, which we liked. This allowed us to keep the device sitting upright during charging – which minimized the possibility of a leak.
The battery is a 1650mAh battery, so it actually packs quite a punch for its rather ‘compact’ size. It’s not a tiny device – but it certainly isn’t huge either. It’s only 110mm in length.
Information! One thing that we did notice about the battery that we weren’t too crazy about was the fact that the firing button didn’t light up quite as brightly as we would have liked. Obviously, this isn’t a huge problem; but it was a bit disappointing.
We quickly learned that the top of the battery was pretty much the base of the tank – which was part of the ‘all-in-one’ design. The next step in putting the entire thing together was to install the coil, which is what we looked at next.
The coils were dual-coils, rated at 0.3 ohms. They were chunky and fit perfectly into the battery. We had no complaints about this part. It all did what it was supposed to do.
Assembling the rest of the device was pretty much common-sense. The drip tip wasn’t really a standard drip tip, in the sense that it was shaped a bit differently. But we liked how it was set up. The tank is a top-fill tank once it’s all set up, and has a TPD compliant, 2ml capacity.
Priming the coil is pretty easy. You’re not supposed to drip the E-liquid down the center of the coil, but you are supposed to drip it through the sides of the coil to wet the cotton. This just helps the E-liquid to move down into the coil faster, and it’s really not much trouble.
Assembling the unit, overall, could be said to be a little bit fiddley – but really, to be fair, it works really well and doesn’t give you much of a problem. Screwing the cap onto the coil and unscrewing it can sometimes unscrew the coil from the battery, which isn’t supposed to happen. But, this can be solved by not over-tightening the lid.
We’ve been using this product for about a week now, and we haven’t had a single drop of E-liquid leak out of it. That’s how good the seals are.
- 1650mAh battery
- Direct output voltage system
- Uni-body, all-purpose kit
- Comes with 2 0.3 ohm Dual Core Coils
- Ships with a USB charging cable
What did we think of the SMOK Vape Pen 22 Overall?
The E-liquid we used with this device came from No. 1 Ejuice as well. It was a 60/40 VG/PG blend, just to give you a frame of reference for our vape test. There was no variable airflow or variable wattage to adjust, so we just went for it.
Our initial reaction?… Great.
The flavour was intense, and the clouds were massive. This pen packs a serious punch for its small size. And yet, it’s so simple and straightforward to use, that even a novice vaper could pick it up and get along with it without any sort of problem whatsoever.
If you want an awesome pen that’s simple to use, want massive clouds, and don’t mind a device that’s on the small side, then the SMOK Vape Pen 22 might be the PERFECT device for you. We give it super-high marks, and were more than impressed with its performance.
The whole thing is really, really good. This one is certainly recommended on our end.
Appearance and Feel
Appearance-wise, the pen looked really nice. We got the black and orange version, and felt that it looked pretty awesome.
As far as the feel of the pen was concerned, we felt that it was sturdy – but small. The firing button was in an easy-to-reach spot though, and we didn’t have any issues with it.
There is no variable airflow on this device, which was disappointing. However, we were pleased to find that the airflow seemed to be quite adequate for our tastes – so there really wasn’t any problem with this as far as we were concerned.
The SMOK Vape Pen 22 was made mostly of metal, plastic, and Pyrex glass. It felt pretty sturdy, really. We have little doubt that it would hold up to the pressures of everyday use.
- Ease of Use
This is an incredibly easy device to use. You just read the instructions, assemble it, and start vaping. That’s really all that there is to it.
We loved the simplicity of this device. That was probably the best thing about it.
For us, the biggest drawback was probably the fact that the firing button didn’t light up as brightly as we would have liked.
Company Address and Contact Details
No.1 Ejuice is the company that we recommend buying this vape pen through, as they offer an awesome deal on it and a ton of other vaping gear on their official website.
They maintain several brick and mortar businesses – but their Wellington Branch can be found at this business address…
86 Bellegrove Road
They can also be reached for online order enquiries by phone at 020 8298 7659, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional recommended products from this company
If you buy the SMOK Vape Pen 22, then odds are good that you’re going to eventually use up the coils that ship with it and need replacements. For this reason, we recommend also picking up the 5-pack of replacement coils that you can find on the No. 1 Ejuice site. They cost just £12.95, which is a pretty awesome value for 5 0.3 Ohm coils of this quality level.