SMOK Vape Pen 22 Review

Bill Herbst
September 22, 2016

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 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.

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.

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.

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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.

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Ellen Alicia Jordan Scusa

I here this too and it actually happened to me once. But it’s such an easy fix that I don’t understand why people are even talking about it. When you tighten down your coil just make sure you tighten it real well. Then when you go to put the lid on the glass you just barely tighten it. It doesn’t need to be real tight for the liquid to stay in trust me it will be fine. Tighten it just enough and you will have NO problems. It is just common sense people! I am not talking to you by… Read more »

santi
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santi

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

Jinglz
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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
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Marco

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

Ellen Alicia Jordan Scusa
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Ellen Alicia Jordan Scusa

There are only a few sites out there that sell actual vape pen 22 tubes. I don’t know them on the top of my head except for one but I could look into my stuff for the others if you still need it? I bought a three pack for $9.99 from KMG Wholesales online. I can’t remember if they sell them with only one or not. I bought only one from another place before so there are places that do. However, what I do sometimes is just get the SMOK TFV8 Baby beast replacement glass. They fit fine. There are… Read more »

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Aidan Parle

We bought one of these yesterday. I’ve been vaping for years now, but we wanted something with a more powerful battery. We had purchased CBD oil online and were eagerly anticipating a nice vaping session. Absolutely gutted with the experience. A huge amount of the e-juice leaked out both airflow holes when vaping. These holes are beneath the orange washer. This morning the e-juice is right down to the bottom of the see through glass container. I will be going back to the shop we purchased this in to get a refund. CBD e-juice is not cheap which makes it… Read more »

Edan
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Edan

Do you know the composition of cbd oil? You cant just pick a vape of your choosing that is generally for nicotine and expect it to have the right PV VG combo or the right viscosity

Jami
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Jami

Why isn’t my smok pen 22 isn’t charging up would you know

cedrics
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cedrics

I have found that basic 510 drip tips do fit into the bore if the mouthpiece is too large. Others may fit as well.

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