Kanger Wakizashi Preview | A New Kind of MTL Device?

Kanger is returning to simplistic e-cig devices tailored to former smokers.


Kanger Wakizashi kit intro

Sometimes less is more. Mod manufacturers have recently tended towards larger, more powerful vape devices suited to hobbyists. Smaller mouth to lung devices were abandoned almost entirely during this period, with designers only now turning their attention back to this portion of vape users.

KangerTech is one of the industry’s leading entry-level brands. Their designs are popular amongst vape beginners. While they too boast a growing array of high-wattage kits, they return to the MTL category with the newly launched, Wakizashi Starter Kit.

Price: $29.99 – $59.99

Colors: Blue, Gold, Purple. Red, Green (Metallic finish)

Kanger Wakizashi kit specs and features


  • Plug-and-Play Ecosystem
  • Refillable Pod Design
  • Integrated Rechargeable Battery
  • Voltage-Based Output
  • Draw-Activated Firing Mechanism
  • Top-Filled Method
  • 1 A Micro USB Charging Port

Kit Contents:

  • 1 x Wakizashi Kit
  • 1 x User Manual

Sharp as a sword

In Japanese culture, the Wakizashi refers to a smaller “companion” sword to the Katana, worn by the Samurai. The name itself is a nod to its ultra-portable design and its sharp lines and geometric aesthetic is an extension of this theme.

A key element of this kit is its simple draw-activated construction that requires little to no user experience. The solid and durable zinc alloy casing is ideal for heavy use and has the added benefit of being lightweight and corrosion resistant.

The unit incorporates pre-filled pods that are both refillable and disposable. All pods are fitted with a pre-made coil that is rated for use at lower powers and removes the need for users to have any prior coil building experience. This is a convenient system for new users as it ensures that the unit is 100% plug-and-play; further minimizing potential issues when in use.

A sturdy and simple refillable pod mod for MTLers.

There is a small viewing window on one side of the body that provides a e-liquid level indication. Kanger has also incorporated a nifty top-fill mechanism to make refilling super simple.

The mod includes an internal battery that is pre-set to deliver the optimal voltage output; in line with the standard MTL vaping style. This means that vapers are guaranteed consistent hits on every draw, adding to the overall user enjoyment.

Available in an assortment of colors with a striking metallic finish, this classy pod mod system is an affordable addition to the MTL vaping category. But with the growing competition in this grouping, the Wakizashi Kit still has a lot to prove if it’s going to win over picky MTL users.

Saska Nel
A marketing manager by day and an avid reader - and vaper - by night, I came into the vape scene almost by accident and have never looked back. You will find me in sunny South Africa where I am mostly always curled up on the couch with a good book and a fruity vape. At other times, I am known to indulge my unhealthy obsession with musical theatre and live comedy shows, in that order.

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