Vaporesso’s VM SOLO 22, a new MTL AIO, 2000 mAh internal battery, featuring ceramic coils, and meshed tea fiber wicking. But how does it vape? Let’s find out.
This product has been sent with the kind generosity of Vapresso 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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Lets start with what’s in the box
|1 x VM Solo 22 AIO 2 ml|
|1x EUC CCELL 1Ω Coil (Ceramic)|
|1x EUC MESHED 0.6Ω Coil (Mesh – Tea Fiber)|
|1 x Set of spare o-rings|
|1x USB cable|
|1x Warranty Card|
|1x User Manual|
As always Vaporesso’s packaging always catches the eye and the VM Solo 22 is no different. With its coloured box, bold written phrases, and in this case an almost life size image of the VM Solo 22 on the front. Furthermore on the back of the box is a blurb about the enclosed kit, and a useful list of specifications. Additionally listed are the contents, the colour of the kit, in this case rainbow. While the usual health warnings, and the authenticity check are towards the bottom of the packaging.
Inside the box is a pull out white plastic tray, with Vaporesso’s VM Solo 22 AIO pre-assembled with the Ceramic EUC CCELL 1Ω coil, making the kit ready to go*. In addition to this, the white tray also houses a EUC Meshed 0.6Ω coil, USB cable, and spare o-rings. While behind the white tray is the Warranty card, and user guide.
*A point of note, although there was no smell from the manufacturing process it is still prudent to wash and rinse all vape tanks prior to use.
As with the standalone VM 22 the machining is spot on, with smooth threading on the top cap and coil holder. However a noticeable difference is the when the top cap is removed. Instead of a surround with a kidney shaped juice hole, you are left instead with a fully open tank. As a result the refilling the VM Solo 22 is super easy even with larger sized bottle tops.
While the tank is an incorporated VM 22 tank, there are some minor changes. For instance, there is now grooves cut into the top cap to help with gripping. Additionally the base of the VM 22 is permanently attached to the VM Solo 22 mod, and as such the airflow control ring is sadly unadjustable.
Vaporesso’s VM Solo 22 kit weighs in at around 100 grams fully Assembled. , Additionally the height measures around 114 mm tall, from the base of the mod to the top of the drip tip. While like its name suggests, it has a diameter of 22 mm.
Presumably made from either Aluminium or Zinc Alloys, the VM Solo 22 feels a tough and sturdy AIO. While wonderfully solid in the hand, the VM Solo 22 remains neither too heavy, nor too light.
As with most simple All in One devices there is not too much in the way of functionality, instead ease of use, simple coil changing and good flavour is ultimately the goal. While the Vaporesso’s VM Solo 22 is powered by the Omni Board Mini, it appears the selectable power output modes are not activated, which would have been a nice feature.
Omni Board Mini
Featuring the Omni Board Mini, the VM Solo 22 should offer the following levels of protection.
“Should !”, I hear you say, well yes it is surprisingly undocumented, and as such the following features are a presumption, and may not be included, or activated.
- Passthrough (Stops charging whilst vaping)
- No Load (No Atomiser connected ?)
- Short circuit protection
- Overtime (Timeout) protection
- Burn ?
- ESD (Electrostatic Discharge)
- Low Resistance protection (Below 0.03Ω)
- Low Power (Over discharge protection ?)
- Overcharge protection
Without a doubt, the operation of the VM Solo 22 is simplistic, with powering up is via the usual 5 clicks of the fire button. While the coloured led around the fire button indicates the current state of charge. Although Vaporesso has not documented the level of charge each light indicates, it probably is safe to assume it is the usual level utilised in other AIO’s and Pod systems from various manufactures.
Green is 60% or more power left, Blue is 20% – 60% power and Red is less than 20% power remaining.
Additionally, coil changing on the VM Solo 22 is as simple and easy as the standalone VM 22. For example, simply unscrew the tank from the Solo Mod, prime your new coil, and swap them over. While not forgetting to wait 5 – 10 minutes for the wicking material to absorb and become saturated.
EUC CCELL 1Ω coil
While the EUC CCELL coil may be a tiny wee thing, it certainly packs a lot of flavour, and is a wonderful MTL vape. Flavour is especially good from the ceramic coil, and reminds me how much I used to enjoy my ceramic coils when I mostly vaped MTL.
EUC Mesh 0.6Ω
In Contrast the flavour from the EUC Mesh 0.6Ω coil is rather disappointing, it is fair to say the EUC CCELL 1Ω coil outperforms the mesh coil in every way. While the wicking is superb and happily wicks 70 VG without a problem, it just never seems to break in. Its tinkering on the edge, but just not enough flavour is brought through to make the EUC Mesh 0.6 Ω an enjoyable vape.
While juice consumption remains good on both sets of coils, the Meshed coil will get through your juice slightly quicker. Despite this, it shouldn’t be burning to many holes in your pockets.
2000 mAh Battery Performance
Vaporesso seems to have got the power output spot on with both coils, with good response times for vapour production. However the Meshed 0.6Ω coil, is still not there in sense of flavour. Even with the standalone VM 22 on a regulated mod, the flavour is still just not there, so this isn’t a power issue.
Overall performance from the internal 2000 mAh battery is very good, lasting a few days depending on usage. Further more the charge time is around 1 hour 45 minutes.
|Vaporesso VM Solo 22 AIO|
|Vaporesso VM Solo 22 AIO Dimensions||22 (ø) x 114 (T) mm|
|Output Power Range||N/A|
|Battery type, and quantity||Internal 2000 mAh|
|VM SOLO 22 Tank E-Liquid Capacity||2 ml|
|Supplied Coil/s||EUC Mesh 0.6Ω, EUC CCEL 1.0Ω|
|Airflow Style||Bottom Fed NON-Adjustable Air Flow|
|Refill Method||Top Fill|
Without a doubt the EUC Mesh 0.6Ω coil, was a disappointment, but this could be remedied and improved upon in the future.
Sadly another negative is the none adjustable airflow. Not only is this limiting in setting the airflow to a personal preference but to flavour profiles of e-liquid also. Consequentially the fixed airflow, creates a whistling effect. While I must confess it is far from the worst whistling atomiser I have used, but you still notice it.
Lack of information, I find it strange, how little information is offered to would be users, either via the website or enclosed user manuals. For example, what safety features are active and working on the VM Solo 22 Mod. Additionally it would be good, to know exactly what wire material is used in the coils. While, presumably SS316 in the ceramic coil, and Kanthal in the mesh coil. However, it is important to note, the sample I received is a sam 1-A to be precise. As such it highly possible that the information will be supplied with full retail versions.
While not personally a great fan of the rainbow colour, this finish is done extremely well. Moreover I have been thoroughly enjoying the Vaporesso VM Solo 22 and the good flavour that the EUC CCELL coils produce. The VM Solo mod battery life is good with either the EUC Meshed or the EUC CCELL coils supplied in the kit.
Additionally with a winning size and weight ratio this makes the VM Solo 22 a good pocket kit for any type of MTL user.