Geekvape Aegis Boost Kit


Geekvape Aegis Boost, a “Pod Mod” kit promising to be super tough and water resistant. But how does the the Aegis Boost vape ? Let’s find out.

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Introduction

The Geekvape Aegis Boost, a “Pod Mod” kit that offers the ability to add more than just the standard pod. While it is an optional accessory, the RBA pod, in essence turns the Aegis boost into an RDTA (Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomiser), which is a nice touch. However without the RBA, has the Aegis Boost done enough to make a firm stance in the “Pod Mod” market ? Let’s delve into this review and find out.

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Box Contents

Below is a quick breakdown of what you may expect to see included with the Geekvape Aegis Boost Kit.

Geekvape Aegis Boost PackagingGeekvape Aegis Boost TPD Packaging
1x Geekvape Aegis Boost Pod Mod1x Geekvape Aegis Boost Pod Mod
1x Geekvape Aegis Boost Pod 3.7ml1x Geekvape Aegis Boost Pod 2ml
1x GV boost 0.4Ω Kanthal Mesh coil1x GTX 0.2Ω Mesh Coil
1x GV boost 0.6Ω Kanthal Mesh coil1x GV boost 0.6Ω Kanthal Mesh coil
1 x Additional MTL Drip Tip1 x Additional MTL Drip Tip
1 x Coil Removal Tool1 x Coil Removal Tool
1x USB cable1x USB cable
1x Warranty Card1x Warranty Card
1x User Manual 1x User Manual

Packaging

The packaging for the Geekvape Aegis Boost is in the distinctive Geekvape style, with its orange sides and white logos. Furthermore there is a nice sized image of the Aegis Boost on the front, alongside sits the Geekvape and Aegis Boost logos. While on the back of the packaging is a blurb about the Aegis Boost, with some key features set out in the form of graphic style icons. Below which sits the social media links and company contact details. Additionally there is the scratch and check authenticity and the usual government compliance logos.

Sadly nowhere on the packaging is there any information detailing what a potential buyer would be purchasing.

Removing the outer sleeve reveals a black box with a laminated Geekvape logo. Upon removing the lid the Aegis Boost is directly to hand, with the pod and GV boost 0.4Ω coil pre-installed. Fitted with a protection sticker on the base of the pod, it is just a case of removing the sticker, priming the coil and the device will be soon ready to vape.

Additionally sat alongside the Aegis Boost is a black box, which contains the GV boost 0.6Ω Mesh coil, USB cable, and the coil removal tool. While underneath the inlays are the documentation that accompanies the Geekvape Aegis Boost “Pod Mod” kit.

Build quality

Despite not being a fan of the Rainbow effects on vape devices, the Geekvape Aegis Boost still remains a very nice looking “Pod Mod”. More over it looks rather sleek, even with the silicone water and dust proofing covering. Speaking of which, the silicone gasket that seals the USB port is not only deep but retains a very good seal.

While on the back the palm rests on the typical Aegis style of stitched leather cover, making the Boost very comfortable to hold. Furthermore the Aluminium surround finishes the look of the Aegis Boost nicely, although it remains a fingerprint magnet.

Moreover built from a Zinc Alloy chassis, the Aegis Boost feels as rugged as its larger brothers, for which the Geekvape Aegis line is renowned.

The Aegis Boost narrows at the front to join the fascia, with its distinctive styling of buttons, which are both suitably “clicky” and responsive. Furthermore the lines and shape of the fascia which sits slightly proud, follows the shape of the “Pod Mod” nicely.

Turning on the Geekvape Aegis Boost, and you are instantly drawn to how small the screen on the Boost is, with the ohm and puff counters displaying at only 1.5mm high. While the wattage and battery indicator are slightly easier to see at 2mm high. All in all making the screen very difficult for those with eye sight issues. Nonetheless the screen is very crisp and clean and renders well.

Aegis Boost Pod

Looking at the pods and you can see why the Aegis Boost pods are so distinctive. Featuring a unique looking removable 510 drip tip, that is also supplied with an attachable cover. Furthermore, a particularly nice touch is a separate MTL drip tip that is included with the Geekvape Aegis Boost, so a big thumbs up on that one. The pods themselves are perfectly formed and their outline extenuates those of the Boost “Pod Mod”.

Furthermore the pods are held firmly in place by a push fit clamp, situated at the rear of the pod, which is a nice feature. Giving extra reassurance to its ability to cope with rough handling.

While sat at the front is a thumb wheel that allows easy adjustment of the airflow, with the refilling hole and gasket sat directly behind. All in all a nice looking pod.

However the pod is made from a darkened plastic, presumably PCTG, that is far too dark. Additionally when accompanied by the TPD size reduction gasket, viewing the e-liquid levels even in daylight is difficult, and impossible in lower light. Such a shame for an otherwise nicely designed pod.

Dimensions

Dimensionally from the base to the top of the pre-fitted drip tip, the Geekvape Aegis Boost “Pod Kit” stands 104.7mm tall, and has a width of 27.4mm at its widest point. While the Aegis Boost depth is 40.2mm at its deepest point.

A point of note, due to the ergonomics of the Aegis boost, the depth of which the hand rests is 36.8mm.

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Functionality

Without a doubt, end user functionality is not what the Geekvape Aegis Boost “Pod Mod” kit is about. Instead is allows for an easy no fuss method of vaping, allowing the end user to simply replace a coil and vape away.

Nonetheless turning on the Aegis Boost is via the customary 5 clicks on the fire button. While holding the up and down buttons locks the adjustment to the wattage. Furthermore to unlock just repeat the process.

Modes

As there are no modes on the Geekvape Aegis Boost other than the native variable wattage, there are no menus as such to enter.

VW – Variable Wattage

In the Variable Wattage mode the user can change the wattage in half watt increments by pressing the up and down buttons, with a variable wattage range of 5-40W.

Puff Counter Reset

If you feel the urge to reset the puff counter, ensure the device is not in locked mode, and hold the fire and down button simultaneously for 2 seconds. Furthermore the puff counter display will now be inverted, to reset press the down button to set the values to 0000. Now press the fire button, until it returns back to the main screen.

Battery Use

Please Note, the USB cable displayed, is not the same as the enclosed cable.

While featuring a slightly disappointing 1500 mAh internal battery, which seems small for a “Pod Mod” of this size. Nonetheless the battery economy on the Geekvape Aegis Boost is reasonably efficient. However that is not surprising as the enclosed coils are only recommended to a maximum of 33W and best vaped with a lower wattage.

When it comes to charging the Boost, the USB port is sat underneath a very well sealed gasket, and while specified as charging at 5V 1.5A, the Aegis Boost charged at 1.44A which is close enough.

Furthermore the battery charging level is indicated with an animated battery icon, similar to that found on mobile phones. Additionally for those caught out, and in need of a vape while charging. The Aegis Boost pauses charging allowing the device to be vaped on. Once the fire button is realised the charging continues again.

Refilling

Refilling on the Geekvape Aegis boost can be a tricky affair. While the wicking hole is a very good size, the gasket is awkward to remove due to its close proximity to the airflow control. Furthermore as the e-liquid inlet has a very well sealed gasket, it adds to the difficultly on removing the gasket for refilling. The refilling hole would have been better placed by rotating 90 degrees to allow easier access.

Additionally due to the darkness of the pod and the TPD gasket, refilling in anything other than a very bright environment comes down to guesswork. Consequentially most times liquid overflows and can run into the region that holds the airflow control ring. Making handling and resealing the gasket a very messy task.

Airflow

Without a doubt, the airflow control dial on the Geekvape Aegis Boost is a particular nice feature, making it very easy to adjust the airflow. Furthermore the airflow control dial has a perfect amount of resistance to stop unwanted adjustments while handling.

Despite personally liking an airy vape, I found the best vape for me was with the airflow closed around halfway. However having the ability to increase the air flow further is going to be perfect for the optional RBA pod and for fine tuning to personal preferences.

Interestingly, wether the airflow is fully open or nearly closed, the airflow on the Aegis Boost remains relatively quiet. However the noise from the coils themselves are a little louder than expected, but not excessively so.

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Coil Replacement

Replacing any plug and play style coils is typically an easy task, and this can mostly be said for the Aegis Boost. However, that is when you finally pry the coil out of the pod. While leaking from the coil should never be an issue thanks to the silicone thick o-rings. It however makes tough work on the finger tips. So much so, that Geekvape supplied a pry bar, making easy work of removing the coils.

Nonetheless once removed the coils are super easy to handle. Start by placing a few drops of e-liquid down the chimney of the coil, and a drop on each wicking hole. Next replace the coil back into the pod which is surprisingly easy on the fingers and let sit for 10-15 minutes.

GV Boost 0.4Ω Kanthal Mesh Coil 25-33W

While the GV Boost 0.4Ω Kanthal Mesh Coil wicks like a champ, and has a relatively broad spectrum of flavour tonality. However, sadly for me at least, while the flavour profile is somewhat there, it never fully reaches its target, and tastes a little washed out, regardless of the airflow control ring position.

GV Boost 0.6Ω Kanthal Mesh Coil 15-25W

Again the GV Boost 0.6Ω Mesh coil also wicks like a champ. Importantly the coil’s flavour profile makes for a better vape. Producing a more dense vape experience, as a result of its narrower chimney.

While many of the various mesh coils on the market vape better with a wider chimney. However when the wattage is as low as the GW Boost coils, and the coils are made from Kanthal. It tends to need a much higher wattage or a narrower chimney. Consequentially this can sometimes make the vape too warm.

Nonetheless with the GV Boost 0.6Ω Kanthal Mesh coil, Geekvape got it right, and it makes for a perfect MTL vape. Wether 70VG or 50PG base e-liquids, the flavour production is good, with a nice range of tonality.

Chipset and Protection

Powered by the AS chipset, the Geekvape Aegis Boost has a reported firing delay of 0.08s. While difficult to verify, nonetheless the Aegis Boost responds nicely. Furthermore the Aegis Boost offers 5 levels of protection.

  • 10s Timeout – Protects against continued accidental firing.
  • Low Battery Prompt – Prevents the battery levels dropping to a point of no return.
  • High Temperature Prompt – Prevents overheating of Aegis Boost that would cause damage to circuits.
  • Open Circuit Prompt – Prevents firing when no coil attached.
  • Short-Circuit Prompt / Low Resistance Prompt – Safety cut out.

While I am sure there must be a form of protection for the USB charging. However none are documented.

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Specifications

Geekvape Aegis Boost Kit
DimensionsSee Dimensions section for better clarification
Output Power Range5 W – 40 W
Output Voltage1 – 6 V (Not Selectable)
Battery type, and quantityInternal 1500 mAh
MaterialZinc Alloy, Aluminium, PCTG ?
Resistance Range0.2 – 3Ω

Niggles

Without a doubt the first niggle has to be the difficulty in seeing the e-liquid levels in the Aegis Boost. While the darkness of the pods plays heavily on this, it is further worsened on TPD versions by the bung used to reduce the capacity to 2ml. Ultimately reducing visibility to near zero, in anything other than a bright environment.

Secondly the close proximately of the e-liquid refilling hole to the airflow control ring, and the snug fitting gaskets makes awkward work of refilling. Simply turning the inlet 90 degrees would have solved the issue.

Finally I am surprised at how small the screen is on the Aegis Boost, and for many with eye sight issues this could be a problem.

Summary

If you are looking for a work horse “Pod Mod”, you can’t find many better equipped to take the hammering of the day than the Geekvape Aegis Boost. Reassuringly sturdy, and tough as old boots, the Aegis Boost even comes with a drip tip cover to help protect your vape in the most dirtiest of jobs.

Furthermore regardless if the user is based in an office or a work site, the Geekvape Aegis is a nice vaping kit, that is both non-leaking and sturdy. While the DTL coil won’t blow your mind, perhaps the optional RBA will tick all the right boxes.

This product has been sent with the kind generosity of NewVaping for the purpose of an impartial review. Furthermore the thoughts that you find below are mine and are no way influenced by the fact that this was gifted.

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Geekvape Aegis Boost Kit

£27.99 (£22.40 With Code CL20)
9.3

BUILD QUALITY

9.8/10

BATTERY LIFE

9.4/10

EASE OF USE

8.8/10

FLAVOUR

9.0/10

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good MTL Flavour
  • Extremely Rugged

Cons

  • Awkward Refill Gasket
  • Pods are too dark
  • Very Small Screen

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