SMOK Vape Pen 22 Review

We take a look at the SMOK Vape Pen 22 a simple pen shaped vape aimed at beginners.

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SMOK Vape Pen 22 Intro

Vaping hardware comes in a wide array of products to accommodate every different approach to vaping. At one end are the advanced power vapers, with high power box mods, sophisticated temperature control, and sub-ohm tanks with exotic coils. At the other end are simple eGo kits designed for beginning vapers.

Over the past year or two, manufacturers have begun designing and marketing all-in-one “starter kits” that combine elements from both of these very different worlds. The SMOK Vape Pen 22 is one such product. It is a 22mm diameter eGo-style battery with a capacity of 1650mAh that delivers fixed voltage (3.7 to 4.2 volts, depending on how much the battery has been drained). Unlike a typical eGo battery, however, the Vape Pen has a tank whose base is built into the cylindrical battery. Also, it comes with two sub-ohm (0.3Ω) dual-core (meaning dual-coil) atomizer heads that screw into the base. A glass tank section fits over that, held by an o-ring, and a top cap with drip tip screws onto the atomizer head to complete the assembly.

So, the SMOK Vape Pen is designed both for beginners and also for any vaper who wants a stealth set-up that provides a good, full sub-ohm vaping experience from a simple, small, easy-to-use package.

What are typically called “Vape Pens” have been associated with the dry herb and wax segment of the vaping community. While SMOK uses the same term, this Vape Pen is designed to use regular e-liquid.

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SMOK Vape Pen 22 Specs and Features

Kit Content

  • 1 – VAPE PEN 22
  • 2x 0.3ohm Dual Cores
  • 1x MicroUSB Cable
  • Instructional Manual

Specifications

  • 22mm Diameter
  • Integrated 1650mAh Battery
  • Superior Stainless Steel Construction
  • Integrated Unibody Design
  • Direct Voltage Output System
  • Operating Voltage Range: 3.4-4.2V
  • Single Button Operation
  • Intelligent Battery Life Indicator
  • 8 Seconds Protection
  • Low Resistance Protection
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Low Voltage Protection
  • MicroUSB Charging Port – Passthrough Capability
  • Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
  • Flavor-Focused Design
  • Threaded Top-Fill Method
  • Fixed Bottom Airflow System
  • Delrin Widebore Drip Tip
  • Detachable Structure

Notable Remarks

Thoughts

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The SMOK Vape Pen is remarkably simple in both design and operation. It has no display screen, no adjustment buttons, and no removable atomizer or tank. Screw on the atomizer head to the battery tube, fit the glass tank over the head, fill with eliquid, and screw on the top cap.

Press the fire button five times to turn the Vape Pen on or off, press and hold the fire button to vape. That’s it. All the expected safety protections are built into the regulating chip. When the battery drains down, which will take awhile with 1650mAh, recharge it with the included microUSB cord. What could be simpler?

Performance

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The question is: Does the Vape Pen provide a good enough vaping experience to win over beginning vapers, but also keep more experienced vapers happy? The answer to both questions is YES.

The technology of vaping hardware has come a long way since the days of a 3.2 volt eGo battery topped with a 510 tube atomizer or Stardust CE4 tank. The Vape Pen’s fixed LiPo battery is substantial and provides enough current to power the 0.3 ohm dual-core sub-ohm atomizer head easily and effectively. Users won’t win any monster cloud competitions, but vapor production is ample, and the flavor is even better.

It’s hard to criticize a product that provides both simplicity and performance.

Likes

  • Moderate Price
  • Good Performance
  • Compact size
  • Simplicity and ease of use
  • Straightforward top fill
  • Battery life

Dislikes

  • Non-removable battery (microUSB charging only)
  • Fixed wide-bore drip tip (no user selected drip tips)
  • Top fill can be a bit messy (need kleenex to wipe tank and hands)

Verdict

The SMOK Vape Pen is similar in concept to SMOK’s Stick One Basic and Plus starter kits, but the Vape Pen is even simpler, since the tank base is built into the battery. Although that ultimate simplicity leaves the Vape Pen a limited, niche market, it should please those who want the easiest route to vaping pleasure.

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Bill Herbst
My name is Bill. I’ve been a dedicated vaper for five and a half years, having ended a 35-year addiction to tobacco cold-turkey on my first day of vaping. I live on the Oregon coast, in the tiny town of Florence, one huge sand dune away from the Pacific Ocean.
  • eva

    Hi. I posted a comment but it was omitted. Just to say that even thought the Vape Pen 22 has generally received good reviews, and I’m tempted to get one, some have said you have to be careful when refilling because sometimes the coil attaches to the top when you open it and causes leakage.

    • santi

      It sucks. I have it and it always leaks because of the design.

  • Jinglz

    I have mine! Works great folr beginners and its also a great -on the go- vape to carry around. Havent had any issues yet.

  • Marco

    Anyone know of a good site to order the glass tube for my Smok vape pen 22?