Innokin VTR V2 Review

Innokin VTR V2 Review


At a glance:

  • £59.99
  • Variable voltage: 3.0v – 6.0v
  • Variable wattage: 3.0w – 15.0w
  • LED display
  • 510 compatible
  • Innokin iClear 30S tank
  • 3.0ml capacity
  • 1.5, 1.8 and 2.1ohm coils
  • 18650 battery type
  • Buy it here

We’ve featured Innokin products on our best batteries, best clearomizers and best starter kit guides, so it should be no surprise to our readers that the Innokin VTR V2 more than measures up to the brand’s reputation for quality ecigarettes.

From the very moment you unpack this kit, it screams quality. The Innokin VTR comes in its own sturdy flight case, and its visually arresting style has been designed with functionality as well as looks in mind.

At £59.99, the VTR is positioned at the mid-range APV market, but how does it measure up to rivals such as the Kanger Subox Mini?

iClear 30S Clearomizer

We’ve already reviewed the iClear 30S in more detail, but as a little recap it has a 3.0ml capacity, polycarbonate build and a range of coils with 1.5, 1.8 and 2.1ohm resistance.

The 30S is an updated version of the iClear 30, replacing the CE2 wicking with a more advanced vertical coil atomizer, which produces a much better vape. It is also well built, sturdily made from glass and stainless steel, with a rotatable metal drip tip and good functionality.

However, the lack of adjustable airflow and its tendency to occasionally leak prevent it from being a great tank. That said, the VTR is compatible with pretty much any 510 thread clearomizer, so you can easily adjust it to use something more suited to your tastes.

Build Quality

The build quality on the Innokin VTR is outstanding. Made from solid brass and stainless steel this APV not only looks the part, but has a solid hefty weight to it too. Although some may find it a little too heavy and cumbersome, this is an ecigarette which can take a beating and come out performing just as well as ever. In short, it’s an ecig which will weather any knock or bump it’ll come across in everyday use.

Even better is how it looks. The unique design (somewhere between a prop from Bioshock and a steam punk ray gun) is immediately eye catching and is intelligently and intuitively put together, which makes taking it apart and putting it back together again easy and quick.

It is available in two finishes, stainless steel with a cool lined detail, and camouflage. The visible screws and big, manual buttons work perfectly with the aesthetic of the whole kit. These wheels and buttons control the wattage and voltage settings, which come up on a prominent LED display, so you always know what settings you’re using.

Vapour Production and Flavour

We tested out the VTR with both the stock Innokin iClear 30S as well as the Aspire Nautilus, to give you a good idea of what you can expect of it.

With the iClear 30S

The iClear performed best at around 10W, producing good heavy vapour and a consistent, strong flavour. Although by no means a mind-blowingly good vape, the stock kit performed well for the price and would leave any novice to intermediate vapers very happy.

With the Aspire Nautilus

We also stuck an Aspire Nautilus clearo onto the VTR battery, loaded with 1.6ohm coils. The Nautilus is, in our opinion, a better mid-range mouth-to-lung vape than the iClear 30S, and its performance with the VTR really showed. Thick, full clouds of vapour alongside strikingly strong flavours made it an extremely pleasant vape which would which it a perfect every day device or all vapers, except sub-ohm users.

Pros

  • Fantastic build quality
  • Made from exceptional materials
  • Awesome and unique design
  • Intuitive functionality
  • Fair price

Cons

  • Innokin iClear 30S doesn’t match the quality of the battery
  • Tank can be a bit leaky and gurgly
  • No adjustable airflow
  • Requires separate battery
  • Some might find it too heavy

Innokin VTR V2 Review Verdict

The Innokin VTR 2’s innovative design and eye popping aesthetics are sure to make it a hit amongst mouth-to-lung vapours and it would be a good choice for anyone but the most loyal sub-ohm vapers.

We loved the build quality and the way the battery performed, and while the stock clearomizer left us a little cold, it still performed at the level you’d expect from an ecigarette in this price range.

When paired with a better clearomizer, such as the Aspire Nautilus, the VTR really came into its own and would be a wise buy for any mouth-to-lung vaper looking for a reliable all day device.

8/10

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