The Aspire AVP is an all new pod vape made by the same company that brought us the Nautilus AIO and Aspire Breeze 2. However, instead of replaceable coils like on the Breeze 2 and Nautilus, the AVP uses replaceable pods that come with the coil built-in. It’s available in a bunch of different colors and has a slim, elongated octagonal shape that looks very cool. The Aspire AVP also features an adjustable wattage output that can be set to one of three different wattages.
I tested out the AVP for a few weeks to get a feel for this new pod vape and in this review I’m going to give you all of the details that you need to know. The device used for this review was sent to me free of charge, directly from Aspire Vape Co.
Aspire AVP Review – An Excellent Pod Vape with Adjustable Wattage
- 1 x Aspire AVP Pod System
- 2 x 1.2 ohm AVP Replacement Pod
- 1 x Micro USB Cable
- 1 x Lanyard
- 1 x Micro USB Charging Cable
- User Manual and Warranty
- Draw Activated
- Constant Wattage Output
- 12W, 10W & 8W Outputs
- 2ml Pod Capacity
- 700mAh Battery
Design & Build Quality
The Aspire AVP is definitely one of the best built pod vapes that I’ve used. It’s small, slim and compact but it still feels solid and sturdy. It’s also light enough to not be cumbersome but still has a good weight to it that feels like you’re holding something of value.
The front and back of the AVP have a carbon-fibre like pattern that is contoured by the metallic body and the branding is nice and subtle; there’s an Aspire logo on the front of the device and AVP on the back. I’m a huge fan of this design and the whole construction of the AVP is very well done. It really feels like a premium device worth much more than what it retails for.
On one side of the device is a small airflow hole that is non-adjustable but I found the airflow to be rather nice (more on this later in the performance section). This airflow hole also serves as the anchor spot for the included lanyard. The lanyard can save you from dropping or losing your AVP, although I didn’t use it much myself. However, if you’re prone to dropping or losing your vape then it will certainly be nice to have.
The AVP is a constant output wattage vape. This is nice because the draw stays consistent as you vape and doesn’t get weaker as the battery dies. The AVP is also draw activated so there’s no need to push a button. You just draw on the mouthpiece (the pod) and it will begin producing vapor.
One of the coolest features of the AVP is that there are three wattage levels that you can choose from. You select your wattage by pressing the button twice and the LED will flash to indicate your output level. Green is 12 watts, blue is 10 watts and red is 8 watts. You can also press the button once and the LED will flash in the color of your currently set output wattage.
Adjustable wattage is not something you see very often on a pod vape. You’re usually just stuck with whatever wattage the device outputs so it’s nice that you have the option of selecting what you like. Plus, the fact that the AVP is a constant output device means that you’ll get a consistent draw at whatever wattage output you select. That’s a huge pro and it made vaping with the AVP that much more enjoyable.
The AVP comes with two pods in the box. These are rated at 1.2ohm and use a nichrome coil. The coils are built into the pod so there’s no need to fuss about changing the coils like with the Breeze; when the pod has lived out its life you just replace the entire pod with another one.
The pod attaches magnetically to the battery and fits in nice and snug, although there is a little bit of wiggle. They are lightly tinted but it’s still easy to see how much eliquid is inside of them. The pods have a 2.0ml capacity, and this may not seem like a lot, but the low wattage output resulted in a single fill lasting me through quite a bit of vaping.
To fill the AVP there’s a silver, circular port on the bottom of the pod. This fill port has to be pressed down in order to fill so you’ll need to use a unicorn bottle or another pointy tip bottle; it’s impossible to do with a glass dropper. But because of this design it’s also nearly impossible for ejuice to leak out of the port due to how it seals itself when not pushed in. So aside from the issue of using droppers, it’s a pretty good system.
Once the pod is all filled up, I would wait at least 5-10 minutes before taking a draw to ensure that the cotton is saturated.
Battery life on the AVP is awesome thanks to its 700mAh battery. This is larger than most other pod vapes on the market and I was getting about a day of consistent usage at the medium (blue) power setting. As I mentioned earlier, the AVP is a constant output device so it will fire at your set wattage regardless of your battery charge.
Whenever you take a draw the LED indicator will light up to indicate your current charge level. Green means your battery is over 3.8V, blue indicates your charge is between 3.5 to 3.8V and red means your battery is under 3.5V.
Charging times are just as good as the battery life. It doesn’t take long to recharge the device at all; it took me just under an hour to charge the device from dead back to full battery. So even once the device dies you won’t be without your AVP for too long. The LED will indicate the battery level while charging and will turn off completely when fully charged.
As a bonus, the AVP also supports pass-through charging so you can vape on it while it charges.
The Aspire AVP is a great pod vape. It produces a warm, dense vapor with a loose MTL draw. Like most pod devices you aren’t able to adjust the airflow but I like the way that it hits. If you want warmer vapor you can hit it on the high (green) setting or for a slightly cooler vape you can vape it on low (red). The flavor is also very good. I got the best flavor by vaping it on high but it was only slightly less good on medium and low power.
I vaped 80/20, 70/30 and 50/50 VG/PG ejuices with the AVP pods without any noticeable difference — It wicked and vaped them all without an issue. I didn’t have a single instance of leaking, spitback or popping either.
Pod life is another highlight of the AVP. I’ve been through more than five refills with a single pod and the flavor is still great. It still wicks and vapes well and I’m sure it could go more than ten refills without a significant change in flavor or vapor. When you take into account that a refill will last at least a day, this translates to over a week and a half of usage out a single pod.
All-around the Aspire AVP is a solid pod vape. It’s got excellent battery life and quick charge times, great flavor and long lasting pods. It wicked and vaped well with every ejuice that I used and the loose MTL brought a warm vape that I really liked. Plus, the fact that I didn’t have any problems with leaking or spitback made me a fan pretty quickly. The only thing that could be improved is the fill ports lack of compatibility with glass droppers. Other than this issue, it’s an excellent device.
What are your thoughts on the Aspire AVP? Drop a comment and let me know what you think.