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Vapefly Manners Review: A Handy Pod Vape with Great Coils

Anthony Victor
December 8, 2020

Product intro and specs

The Vapefly Manners is the latest pod system by Vapefly, a well-known company in vaping that has made some great MTL rebuildables like the Galaxies series. The Manners is a pod vape in a small package, similar to the Uwell Caliburn. Its internal battery is listed at 650 mAh and its pods come with a 2 mL capacity. And same as the Caliburn, this is a standard pod system and not an AIO—it takes replaceable pods with built-in coils.

Pod systems are arguably better suited for beginners, but pods are usually more expensive than coils, raising the cost down the line. Vapefly does have a long history of good and long-lasting coils though, so let’s see how this one stands up.

Price: TBA
Colors: Black, grey, blue, purple, dark green, deep red

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 128.7 mm x 21.5 mm x 12.5 mm
  • Weight: 34.6 grams
  • Battery capacity: 650 mAh
  • Pod capacity: 2 mL

Kit contents

  • 1 x Manners pod device
  • 1 x 1.0-ohm 2 mL mesh coil pod
  • 1 x Type-C cable
  • 1 x 1.4-ohm 2 mL BVC pod
  • 1 x User manual

Build quality and design

The Vapefly Manners is a small pod vape similar in size to the Caliburn but angular in shape. The idea is to vape out of the side of your mouth with the angular tip. For me it’s the same as any pod, no difference in comfort. Not good, not bad; just different. It stands at 128.7 mm x 21.5 mm x 12.5 mm and weighs very little at around 34.6 grams. The body is made of aluminum alloy which is why it’s so light, and it is offered in six colors. I have no color chipping issues with mine, which is good.

There are also optional leather cases to put them in that come with a lanyard and are available in three colors; brown, red, and black. They are ok quality, not bad if you want to wear it around your neck. I personally rather pocket mine, but they are optional, so I can’t complain. There is only one button which serves as both the fire and the on/off button, and an LED at the top that is easy to see when vaping. All in all, it’s a pretty standard stick-style pod system, but it is well built and done right.

Getting started

The Vapefly Manners is a simple-to-use vape that is good for beginners. To turn the device on and off you can click the fire button five times. That’s all there is to it. You can also just inhale to fire, which is how I prefer to use it. The pod itself is magnetic and pops in and out of the device very easily. There’s no adjustable airflow on this pod system.

To refill a pod, there is the rubber fill plug on the side. You do need to remove the pod to refill it though. Thankfully the pod is clear, however not very exposed. They cut a sight hole in the device, but it happens to line up with the coil in the pod, making it hard to see when the pod is in the device. I found it easier to remove the pod to check the level. I believe that it could have been done better—they should have cut the sight glass indent a few millimeters right or left and it would have been more visible.

Performance

The Vapefly Manners pod comes with two coil options, a 1.4-ohm coil and a 1.0-ohm mesh coil. They sent plenty of extras as well, so I used two of each type. Both coils offer a solid MTL vape. Not a tight one, but not loose enough to be a DTL vape.

I started off with the 1.0-ohm mesh coil. I used 50/50 20 mg nic salt juices in it and the flavor was great and comparable to the top pods on the market. The one coil lasted for 14 mL and the other for 16 mL of e-liquid. That’s really good coil life for a device like this that doesn’t burn much juice. I typically look for around 10 mL in coils like these, so the 1.0-ohm coil passes that. Overall, great coil with no complaints.

Then I used the same juice on the 1.4-ohm coil. Flavor was good as well but a little behind the 1.0-ohm coil. I went through around 14 mL of juice per coil, so coil life is very similar. It’s a good coil in its own right, and you’ll get a little extra battery life out of them compared to the 1.0-ohm mesh coils. Both coils are good so it’s really up to preference. Can’t go wrong either way.

Battery life and charging

Battery life on this device will vary due to your vaping habits and which coil you use. It comes with an internal battery listed at 650 mAh and they list the charge rate at 1 amp for a charge time of 40 minutes. I tested all this and for the charge rate I got max 0.62 amps so it’s a little overrated there. Not bad, but still maybe a 0.75-amp rating would have been better.

I timed a full charge at 70 minutes. So, their 40-minute claim is way off and I’ll ding them for that. Still, 70 minutes is not a bad charge time. Most pods like this charge up in about an hour. For battery size, I got around 618 mAh from my testing so this rating is legit. It does have passthrough vaping as well and the device continues to charge while vaping. The LED acts as a battery meter and lights up in one of three colors when you vape.

  • Green: 70-100%
  • Blue: 30-70%
  • Red: 0-30%

The indicator colors are good enough for the device and spaced out well. Finally, the Manners pod charges through a Type-C port, which is always a good thing.

Pros / Cons

  • Lightweight and durable
  • Very small and pocketable
  • Good capacity for MTL (2 mL)
  • Clear pods
  • Easy to use and fill 
  • Pods are held in firmly
  • Two included coil options
  • Good flavor from both coils
  • Good life from both coils
  • Charges fast enough (70 minutes)
  • Good battery life and properly rated capacity
  • Supports passthrough
  • Good battery meter that’s easy to see
  • Slightly overstated charge rate 
  • Largely overstated charge time
  • Not easy to see juice level due to window placement

Verdict

Overall, Vapefly made a great pod system here. Like in most pod systems, it comes down to the coils and both coils were really good. I know they want reviews to call it a “Caliburn killer” but as an objective reviewer who doesn’t get into hyping things up, I wouldn’t say anything is a product killer. With that said, it is comparable to the Uwell Caliburn from a performance perspective, and well worth taking a look at if you are in the market for a new pod system.

We’d like to hear from you. Have you tried the Vapefly Manners pod? How was your experience with the device? Let us know in the comments below.

I started doing reviews at the end of 2016 bringing a unique amount of data and fair points that has made them grow in popularity. I’m an avid temp control vaper but will vape pretty much any style of vaping. My goal is to bring as much good, fair, and unbiased information to the forefront as I can to aid vapers in making informed decisions to get the best vape for their style. I enjoy helping people really get the most out of their vape and finding their “aha” moment when it all clicks into place.
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