Well, it’s back to basics for the iStick with the release of their new, aptly-named iStick Basic.
The iStick Basic doesn’t feature adjustable wattage or voltage, but it does contain an entire kit within the size of the original iStick 20 watt, tank and all. There’s adjustable airflow included, and better yet it’s the best introduction to sub-ohm vaping. This is the kind of sub-ohm device that suits everyone – experienced vapers and those looking to make the switch from smoking, too.
The iStick Basic has an interesting design – it’s a mod with a 2300mah battery, and features a slot in the side of the device that fits a 14mm diameter tank. It comes with the Eleaf GS Air 2 tank, which really has been a revelation. The tank connects inside the device with a magnetic 510 connector, meaning you just slot the tank in the device and it ‘clicks’ into place; to remove it to fill, just pull it up and unscrew at the base. It’s a really simple design that we’re stunned nobody’s done before!
How does it vape?
We were originally a bit surprised, but the iStick Basic runs really, REALLY well.
The airflow on the GS Air 2 is adjustable, so you can have a nice, tight draw for those mouth-to-lung inhales, or open it up to experience the full sub-ohm capabilities of the kit. The coils included are 0.75 ohms, which sits nicely between a standard 1.0 ohm and sub-ohm 0.5 ohm coil (like those available with the Joyetech Ego One).
The flavour from the iStick Basic is great. The coils are big enough to bring about great flavour, and they do. Plus, the battery means you’ll get a long time vaping between charges. This is more than twice the battery capacity of the Ego One for an experience that is at least on-par, and probably better (and in a smaller package, too!).
We think this is pretty much a perfect introduction to sub-ohm vaping for anyone who’s used an EVOD 2, Ego One or similar device. Even those who’ve used the iStick & Nautilus Mini combination will get an upgraded experience from this. Plus, for those who love sub-ohm vaping and want a stealth device, this does the job perfectly. It really will suit most vapers, and that’s quite an achievement from Eleaf.