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Innokin Klypse Zip Review: A Simple Beginner Vape

Innokin Klypse Zip

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2.5

Fair

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The bottom line

If the Innokin Klypse Zip was only a refillable pod vape, it would fail to stack up against such competition as the Vaporesso XROS 3. Yes, it’s cheap and compact, and you can hang it from a lanyard if you so desire, but until you add the option to use pre-filled pods, it doesn’t bring much else to the table. 

That option to switch between a refillable or pre-filled semi-disposable device is almost the only thing that saves the Klypse Zip from fading into mediocrity. But even with that option being available, I couldn’t see myself recommending this vape to anyone other than a complete vaping beginner on a tight budget. 

The dust cover is objectively a nice feature but makes less sense on a device that seems to be designed to be hung around the neck rather than kept in a pocket or purse. And while the refillable pods seem efficient and produce decent flavor, they are relatively small at only 2ml. Combined with the 650mAh battery, that puts the Innokin Klypse Zip squarely into the basic beginner vape camp.

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Innokin is a well-known and well-respected vape brand that has produced several great devices for new, intermediate, and advanced vapers. Devices like the Endura T18X are an incredibly popular choice for users looking for their first vape, while more complex kits like the GOZEE and the COOLFIRE appeal to those who need more control.

The Klypse Zip, and its taller brother the Klypse, are something a little bit different from the brand. They are refillable pod vapes, with the expected rechargeable battery, removable pods, and other features. But they also have the option of using pre-filled pods for a closed-pod system experience.

I can’t think of many other devices where you can switch between reusable and disposable options quite as easily, so was itching to get my hands on the Klypse Zip. Let’s see if this pretty unique feature is a gimmick, or something that we could see spread to other similar devices.


Box Contents

  • 1 x Klypse ZIP Pod Kit
  • 1 x 1.2ohm Klypse Pod
  • 1 x Quick Guide
  • 1 x Warning Booklet

Specifications

  • 66.8mm x 44.4mm x 17mm
  • Pod Capacity: 2ml
  • Draw activated
  • MTL draw
  • Battery Capacity: 650mAh
  • Charging: Type-C
  • Fixed airflow
  • Compatible with Klypse C1 Pre-filled pods

Design & Build Quality

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The Innokin Klypse Zip is a slightly odd-looking pod vape at first glance. When you first open the box, it looks more like a strange plastic and metal Zippo lighter than a vaping device. With the vape in your hands, you soon realize that the top half is a push-fit dust cover, designed to shield the drip tip from dirt, fluff, and other debris that our pockets and purses accumulate.

Now, this isn’t the first vape to feature a dust cover for the mouthpiece (their other Klypse vape has one too), but it does set the Klypse Zip apart from the majority of devices that use this short and wide form factor. At just 66mm tall and 44mm wide, the Zip is a relatively compact device, and that’s with the cover in place. If you decide that you don’t need the cover, you will shave nearly 10mm off the height.

There is also a lanyard loop on the top of the mod section that corresponds to a small hole in the dust cover. If you like to have your vape hanging around your neck like a medallion, you can do that with this device and still be able to use the cover to keep it protected; assuming your lanyard cord will fit through the hole. The Klypse Zip does not include a lanyard in the packaging.

The Klypse Zip is available in 8 colors, ranging from scarlet and indigo, to the more classic black and grey. The colored section is encased in aluminum alloy, but everything else is hardened plastic. No matter your color choice, the dust cap will be the same textured matte black plastic. It isn’t an unattractive design, but it also isn’t going to win any beauty contests.

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After 30 seconds of confused searching, I realized that this vape features fixed airflow. There is no way to adjust how much air passes through the pod, not even a simple finger hole on the base. That might not seem important to a new vaper, but it’s worth considering if you are used to having a bit of control over the tightness of the draw.

What you can find on the base is the USB-C charging port and an LED battery indicator light in one corner. It feels like a slight design compromise to have the USB port on the bottom rather than the side, as you can’t stand the Kylpse Zip up while charging, but it’s not a big deal.


Features

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The Klypse Zip is primarily a refillable pod vape. In the box, you get a single 2ml pod with a 1.2ohm fixed coil. If you prefer vaping at a lower resistance, there is also a 0.8ohm pod available to be purchased separately. The coil is built-into the pod so when the coil burns out, you replace the whole pod, as is the case with more and more of these simple pod systems. 

If you want to avoid the refilling process entirely, you also have the option to use Innokin’s pre-filled pods. These are also compatible with the other Klypse vape in the range. These prefilled pods are available in a wide variety of flavors (more on those in a moment) and in either 2% or zero-nicotine strengths. 

The pod sits partially inside the body of the mod, with approximately 30% of the contents visible through the drip tip section. The rest of the vape liquid is hidden, but because it uses a magnetic attachment, it’s easy to pop the pod out to take a peek at what you have left inside. This magnetic connector feels secure and holds the pod in place well. 

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As you might expect from a vape that can be picked up for about $12-15, there is no fancy digital display. The remaining battery levels are indicated by the changing color of the small light on the bottom of the device. This will glow green when there is more than 30% battery charge remaining, yellow when it is between 10 and 30%, and red when you are in danger of running out of power. 

The battery itself is 650mAh and is recharged using USB-C. It only has an input capacity of 0.75A, so don’t expect super-fast charging. Even so, the relatively small battery can be fully powered up in around 45 minutes. 


Flavors

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As mentioned, the Klypse Zip is a refillable pod vape that can be used with your favorite nic salts or freebase e-liquid, but you also have the option to use pre-filled pods. The Innokin Klypse pods are available in 16 flavors. I tried both the refillable pods with my own liquid, as well as a selection of the available pre-filled pods. Here’s what I thought of the Innokin flavors that I tested. 

Blueberry Grape

Not the most exciting of flavors, but very fruity and not overly sweet. Grape flavor can be a bit much on its own, so the addition of the blueberry is, for me, a welcome extra dimension. I don’t think I would choose this as my everyday vape juice, but it’s pleasant enough. 

Jungle Juice

Jungle Juice is a mixed fruit flavor, although I’m not 100% sure what fruits make up that mix. It definitely has some pineapple, maybe cherry, and possibly strawberry too. The result is very reminiscent of tutti frutti candy, or a fruit salad dessert. 

Sour Berries

My favorite of the flavors I tried, Sour Berries is everything that I love in a vape juice. Sweet, but not too sweet, sour like a traditional sherbet candy, and fruity enough to keep it feeling fresh. Again, not sure which berries, but blueberry and raspberry are almost certainly among the mix. 

Iced Cosmic

I have no idea what flavor has been used in Iced Cosmic, but I like it! It slightly reminds me of one of those well-known energy drinks, which can be pretty sweet, followed up by a frosty and intense menthol hit. It is also quite fruity, but fruity in a way that candy is fruity rather than a fresh fruit taste.

Other available flavors include:

  • Strawberry Watermelon
  • Peach Ice
  • Pink Lemonade
  • Classic Tobacco
  • Vanilla Custard
  • Tangerine
  • Mango Passion Ice
  • Lemon Tart
  • Mango Milk
  • Blueberry Bubble Gum
  • Cherry Lemonade
  • Rose Lychee

Performance

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The lack of significant airflow, and the fact that this is essentially a closed-pod system, means that the draw is pretty tight. This is pretty firmly a MTL-style vape. It is possible to loosen the draw and increase vapor a bit by switching to the lower-resistance pods, but it’s never going to give you a proper RDL experience (and obviously not DL either). But if MTL is your thing, this device could be a good fit. 

The pods and the coils they contain seem pretty efficient, producing a good amount of vapor, despite the low power used. As is sometimes the case with fixed-airflow vapes, the Klypse Zip occasionally fails to fire as quickly as you might expect when drawing on the drip tip. It’s only a brief delay, and it isn’t a constant problem, but it’s noticeable when it does occur.

At only 650mAh, the battery in the Zip is perhaps a bit on the low-capacity side for a refillable vape. Using the 1.2ohm pod, I could just about make it last a full day. The same is true for the pre-filled pods, as they also use a high-resistance coil and don’t require much power to fire. 

An intelligent wattage system in this device means that when the 0.8ohm pod is inserted, power is automatically increased from 10W to nearly 15W. So if that’s the configuration you choose to use, I would expect that anyone other than the most casual of vapers will likely need to recharge the Klypse Zip before the day is over. Thankfully, the battery level indicator seems pretty accurate, so you get a decent warning before the vape gives up the ghost.  


Verdict

If the Innokin Klypse Zip was only a refillable pod vape, it would fail to stack up against such competition as the Vaporesso XROS 3. Yes, it’s cheap and compact, and you can hang it from a lanyard if you so desire, but until you add the option to use pre-filled pods, it doesn’t bring much else to the table. 

That option to switch between a refillable or pre-filled semi-disposable device is almost the only thing that saves the Klypse Zip from fading into mediocrity. But even with that option being available, I couldn’t see myself recommending this vape to anyone other than a complete vaping beginner on a tight budget. 

The dust cover is objectively a nice feature but makes less sense on a device that seems to be designed to be hung around the neck rather than kept in a pocket or purse. And while the refillable pods seem efficient and produce decent flavor, they are relatively small at only 2ml. Combined with the 650mAh battery, that puts the Innokin Klypse Zip squarely into the basic beginner vape camp.

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Russ Ware

Russ is a UK-based Staff Writer for Versed Vaper who has been in journalism for more than two decades, having previously written for tech publications like Lifewire. He tried vaping in 2015 but the setup that he was using wasn’t quite right and so he didn’t enjoy it at first. However, after going back and forth between vaping and smoking for a couple of years, he started experimenting with different coils, power levels, and mixing his own vape juice. The rest is history and Russ has been a devoted vaper ever since. Russ is a passionate writer and he produces reviews, news, and well-researched informational articles for our site. When Russ is not testing or writing about vapes, he likes to travel, read true crime, and eat anything with lots of chilies.

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