The Aegis Pod is Geekvape’s entry into the pod market. It’s small, sleek, ergonomic and really well built.
Pods have been around for several years now, and while there are some technological advancements here and there, Geekvape has taken the plunge and included fast-charging USB-C and IP67 rated waterproofing.
Aegis is well-known for their high-quality products, and I don’t think they let that slide with the Aegis pod.
However, if you’re on the hunt for a mouth-to-lung (MTL) pod, you will want to read this review to find out why it may not be best suited for MTL vaping.
PRICE (US): ~ $20.00 available at VapeSourcing
PRICE (UK): ~ £20.00 available at VapeSourcing
PACKAGING & DESIGN
One thing that struck me the most when I first laid eyes on the Aegis pod is how beautiful it looks.
Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, but I think it would be hard to deny that the scarab-like design of the Aegis pod isn’t eye-catching.
The black leather strip down the middle with white stitching adds a touch of class, while the fire button is neatly integrated into the design that it doesn’t look like a button at all.
The device is extremely well-built, and the zinc alloy shell seems robust enough to withstand everyday use as well as the occasional bump and drop. Just a little disclaimer: I haven’t drop tested it, but it does feel as though it would hold up.
Geekvape also says that the Aegis pod is designed in such a way that any stress to the body will be distributed evenly to prevent cracks and dents.
The kit comes in a standard black box and includes the Aegis pod itself, two 0.6ohm mesh coils, a USB-C cable, coil removing tool, user manual, and a warranty card.
It’s available in four colors: Silver, Beetle Black, Gun Metal, and Chafer and Tamamushi.
Like most pods, the Aegis Pod is a simplistic device with minimal functions. All you have is a single fire button, and the pod delivers a consistent power of 18 watts, and a fixed air flow.
The fixed airflow is one of the things that lets this pod down for me. When vaping it, instead of getting a MTL type of hit, it’s more of a restricted lung inhale.
This may be okay for some of you, but from experience, most people I know that use pods are used to MTL vaping, so this may throw some of you off.
If the airflow was adjustable, this wouldn’t be a problem. But as it isn’t, it gets a mark down in this department.
The Aegis pod comes with an internal 800 mAh battery that can be charged via USB-C.
The battery may not be that big for a restrictive lung vaping device, but the fact that you can charge it at 1.5A via USB-C makes it much more viable and acceptable since I wasn’t able to get through a full day on one charge.
If this was a true MTL device, then you probably would get through a full day vaping without having to charge it, but unfortunately this is not the case.
PODS / COILS
The pods for the Aegis pod are plug and play, and they’re super easy to remove and install.
To fill the pods, pull off the silicon cover at the base and slowly fill the pod via the exposed hole. When putting the silicon cover back, be sure that it covers the hole completely to avoid any leaks. They hold around 3.5ml of e-liquid, which is good for pod.
To install, you simply insert it into the pod chamber at the bottom of the pod. The O-rings will help secure it in place as there are no magnets holding it together.
If it’s your first time fitting the coil and filling her up, be sure to let her sit for around 5 to 10 minutes to allow the coils to prime properly.
The pods do have a clear plastic coating that will allow you to see how much e-liquid you have left so you know when to re-fill.
When it comes to performance, the pros are that it produces a nice amount of vapor and the flavor is excellent with these coils.
The main con I have is what I touched on earlier. The fact that instead of this being a MTL vape, which most of you will expect of a pod, it’s more of a restrictive lung inhale.
For me, this is great since my preference is anything that comes close to a direct lung inhale if it’s not a DL device.
If this type of vaping is not for you, then you should consider something else.
HOW MUCH DOES THE AEGIS POD COST?
For what you’re getting in build quality here, I think it’s reasonably priced.
You can expect to pay around £20.00 for the Aegis Pod in the UK via VapeSourcing, and about $20.00 in the US also via VapeSourcing who often discount their vaping products.
- Fixed air flow
- No adjustable wattage
- Great performance
- USB-C fast charging
- Easy to use
- Got no leaking from use
- E-liquid level can be easily seen
- IP67 dustproof / waterproof rating
- Excellent build quality
- Small & Compact
- 3.5ml e-liquid capacity
The pod vaping market is chock-full of choices now, and it might be hard to choose one from the sheer number of available devices.
The major selling points for the Aegis pod is the build quality, fast-charging and the restrictive lung airflow if you want a small, stealthy pod that gives you a hit that’s closer to a DL inhale than many other pods on the market.
The fixed airflow makes it less versatile as a device and therefore singles you out if you’re an MTL vaper, but it doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its place in the market.