As much as I am a big fan of Geekvapes, I always try and stay objective in my reviews. But when this latest little gem showed up at my door it was a struggle not to fall in love. As most of you know Geekvape are quite famous for their Aegis line of devices, a series that is built tough but with functionality and a good sense of aesthetics in mind. Their latest addition to the line is a diminutive little thing but that’s not to say it doesn’t still pack the same punch it’s big brothers do. Here are my honest thoughts on the Geekvape Aegis Hero.
|1 x||Aegis Hero mod|
|1 x||Aegis Hero pod|
|1 x||Spare 510 drip tip|
|1 x||KA1 Mesh 0.6ohm coil|
|1 x||KA1 Mesh 0.4ohm coil|
|1 x||Coil removal tool|
|1 x||Micro USB cable|
|1 x||User manual|
|1 x||Warranty card|
Listed features and specs:
|Dimensions:||66 x 45 x 23mm(approx)|
Packaging and contents:
The kit I received is marked as a sample so final packaging and contents may vary but for me the Aegis Hero arrived in a black on black box with orange lettering with just a brief listing of what’s inside pasted on the back. Inside the box I got the Aegis Hero mod with an Aegis Hero pod already attached, two mesh coils, a coils removal tool, an alternate 510 drip tip, a micro USB cable, a user manual and a warranty card. Pretty standard stuff in a kit like this but the coil removal tool is pretty handy.
The Aegis Hero mod:
The Aegis Hero looks a lot like a mini version of the Aegis Boost Plus with maybe a few queues from the original Aegis Boost mixed in. It’s a more compact option in the Boost line but one that doesn’t require you give up much at all. With a 1200mAh internal battery, a 4ml capacity and a 45W power limit you even gain some added liquid capacity and only lose 300mAh of battery power while shedding nearly half the size. It’s super cute but still has all of the hardcore IP67 durability features we’ve come to know and expect from the Aegis line. I know some folks don’t love internal batteries but in small devices like this it can’t be helped. It also maintains the classic look of a Geekvape device with it’s orange threaded leather backing and metal on rubber side panels. At the top it’s got a slot for the new pod that like others gets held in place with a series of magnets but it also requires a slight tip back to pop it out. On one side there’s a silicone plug to protect the USB mini charge port which it can do at a rate of 5V/1.5A.
Down the working face it’s got the classic almost trapezoidal button sitting above a tiny black and white OLED screen and below it are similarly shaped adjustment buttons. The screen has all the usual information like current resistance, a battery bar, a puff count, the mode and the current wattage but some older folks may find it hard to read. It only has two modes P for power and B for Bypass and you can switch between them using three clicks of the fire button. It also uses the usual five clicks to turn it on and off and pressing both adjustment buttons locks the adjustment buttons while pressing fire and down will let you reset the puff count. A super simple and intuitive menu, it’s just as easy to pick up and use as the original.
The Hero tank and coils:
The tank or pod probably sees the biggest improvement on the unit and can finally accept standard 510 drip tips and it gets a slight bump up in capacity from 3.7ml up to 4ml. It also ditches the dial adjustable airflow in exchange for a more traditional top airflow control ring. It allows you to open or close dual cyclops style slots but also being top airflow means leaks should be virtually impossible. It still uses the same plug and play coils which makes coils swaps a breeze but they also don’t expose an air hole underneath the pod, again minimizing any chance of leaking. The airflow slots are fairly narrow but since it’s a dual slotted airflow some mouth to lung die hards might not find the airflow ideal. Even closing it all the way still allows some air through but with the mesh coils this kit ships with, it’s really better off used for direct lung vaping anyway. The fill port is still located up top making it super easy to top up the tank and the plug is just a bit bigger than the originals which should help with stubby fingers.
The coils that ship with the kit are the same ones that ship with the original so I won’t go into great detail but I have absolutely no complaints with the performance I’ve gotten out of them. One coils is a 0.4ohm GV Boost Mesh coil rated from 25-33W and the other is a 0.6ohm BV Boost Mesh coil rated from 15-25W. Both are low power but well suited to the device but if you want the most out of the battery you’ll probably prefer the 0.6ohm coils. I really didn’t find a huge difference in performance between them as both of them put out very respectable flavour and vapour being mesh coils. Of course longevity of the coils always depends on a number of factors such as liquids used, personal vaping habits and quality control but I tend to get two weeks or so out of them of steady use.
I’ve been using the Aegis Boost LE a lot lately and the Aegis Hero is just more to love, or rather a bit less to love but that doesn’t mean it’s any less lovable. With only a slight hit to the battery, a slightly bigger liquid capacity, a pod that can actually accept 510 drip tips, top fill and top adjustable airflow with a super easy to use interface, this one is an easy win! I personally prefer my gear to be compact so this little guy fits right in with my regular carry. If you enjoyed the Boost, the Boost Plus or the Boost LE but wouldn’t mind carrying something just a touch smaller the Hero is the one you’ll want to check out! I personally don’t have any significant complaints with this one but I would like to see Geekvape move to USB Type-C at some point. Great job on this one Geekvape, you’re my Hero!!