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SMOK - RPM80 Pro Mod Pod Kit Review

The RPM80 Pro kit is the newest version of the RPM line of AIO pod systems by SMOK. The company has been producing pod style AIOs for a while now, with the Nord and Trinity Alpha being two of the most successful vapes of 2019. The RPM80 Pro is part of the pod mod group that has been all the rage lately. It comes with DL style coils and medium to higher powered coils, with lower powered options for restricted DL and MTL available.

Specifications

  • Size: 118×26×31.5
  • Battery: Single 18650
  • Output Wattage: 80w
  • Airflow – Adjustable on the RGC Pod/Coil
  • Charging: Max 2A charge via Micro USB

What's In The Box

  • 1 x RPM80 Device
  • 1 x 5.0ml RPM Pod (2.0ml TPD)
  • 1 x Warranty Card
  • 1 x User manual
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable

Design

Build quality and design are great – the RPM80 Pro looks awesome. While easy to hold, with a size of 118(h) x 26(w) x 31.5(d) and a weight of 93.7g – the SMOK RPM80 Pro is much larger and heavier than any other pod I have used. If you're looking for something lightweight, the RMP80 Pro might not be for you. The RPM80 Pro is available in 7 different colour options and is a cylindrical shaped unit. The back of the pod is angled, making it very comfortable in your palm. The front of the RPM80 Pro is smooth, with a fire button, an OLED display, and adjustment buttons to change the wattage and menu settings.

Flavour Production

The RPM family of coils from SMOK offer some of the best flavour in a pod system. With a higher wattage output on the RPM80 Pro, you'll be able to unlock the full potential of these coils including the 0.6ohm triple mesh without worrying about battery life!

Overall Performance

Both coils were tested with a 70VG/30PG e-liquid in 3mg. For the 0.17ohm RPM80 RGC coil, I found it offered the best flavour at around 55-60W and 20W for the 0.4ohm standard mesh coil. I did find the RGC coil lasting slightly less than the mesh, though this may due to running a higher wattage and longer inhales due to the increased power. For optimal performance the RPM 80 Pro also supports the RPM RBA, which allows users to build and wick their own coils.

Battery Life

The battery life of the SMOK RPM80 Pro depends on the type and capacity of the battery you use and the pod/coil you have installed. Using a higher wattage will also affect your battery life.

I've been using a Samsung 30Q 18650 battery and easily got through a full day of vaping without needed to swap in a new cell. I always prefer to charge the battery externally, but you do also have the option to charge it internally via micro USB. The SMOK RPM80 Pro also supports pass-through vaping so that you can use it while charging.

Verdict

Overall, the RPM80 Pro is another great pod mod from SMOK. With plenty of coil options including ceramic, mesh and an RBA, the RPM 80 Pro is rather versatile while remaining compact. Although the RPM is large in terms of pod systems, as it enters the space of box mods, it proves to be decently pocket-friendly. I consider using a removable battery a plus, as it increases the overall life of the device. Over time, batteries lose their total charge and power output - rather than picking up a whole new device, you can simply replace the battery.. There's really something for everyone in the RPM80 series, and it's worth looking at if you're on the market for a new AIO pod system.