The Lost Vape Orion Plus is the latest pod vape in the Orion series. It has a DNA chip just like the Orion DNA GO but now uses a pod with replaceable coils. It also has five power levels as opposed to the three on the DNA GO.
I’ve always been a fan of Lost Vape’s Orion devices. They’ve proven to be reliable little devices that give a ton of flavor and the designs are really nice as well. The Orion Plus comes in 15 different designs and colors with stabwood panels, carbon fiber panels or abalone panels. It comes with a 0.25ohm and a 0.50ohm coil and features the same adjustable airflow control ring as other Orion devices.
Is the Lost Vape Orion Plus worth picking up?
- 1 x Orion Plus Device
- 1 x 0.25ohm coil
- 1 x 0.50ohm coil
- 1 x Micro-USB Cable
- 1 x Lanyard
- 1 x Warranty Card
- 1 x User Manual
- DNA GO Chipset
- 950mAh Battery
- 22W Max Output
- 5 Power Levels
- Adjustable Airflow
- Uses Replaceable Coils
- Compatible with DNA GO Pods
Design & Build Quality
The Orion Plus doesn’t look much different from other Orion devices. It has the same rectangular shape and it’s still just as portable. It’s 93mm tall, 37mm wide and 13.5mm thick which is slightly smaller than your average pod device. It’s not too heavy either. The kit includes a lanyard and I had no problem leaving the Orion Plus hanging around my neck all day.
The Orion Plus comes in 15 different color and panel combinations. You can get stabwood, abalone or carbon fiber panels. I’m using the Blue-Stabwood Orion Plus and the panel is gorgeous. I love stabwood on mods because it’s ultra durable and resistant to wear. It also adds a high-end touch.
Build quality is flawless. The panels are perfect and the paint has held up well. Lost Vape is printed on one side of the frame and Orion is printed on the other. There’s a large circular fire button and a wattage adjustment button on the side of the Orion Plus. Both buttons are responsive, tactile and feel great.
Just like other Orion devices, the Orion Plus has an airflow control ring. It’s just under the drip tip and can be adjusted from a DTL draw all the way down to a loose MTL draw.
The airflow control ring was stiff and difficult to turn when I first started using it but it loosened up a bit over time. If you’re having difficulty adjusting the airflow you can loosen the drip tip by unscrewing it slightly from the pod. This makes it much easier to adjust the airflow.
I like leaving the airflow open when I use the 0.25ohm coil and closing it off when I use the 0.5ohm coil. It feels like the way these coils were meant to be used because the 0.25ohm coil delivers vapor that is too hot and strong with the airflow closed. Similarly, the 0.5ohm coil isn’t warm enough when I leave the airflow open.
How to Use the Orion Plus
The Orion Plus has five wattage levels; a change from the three wattage levels on the DNA GO. The Orion Plus can go up to a maximum of 22W and each coil will fire at different wattages on each power level:
- White: 13W
- Blue: 15W
- Red: 18W
- Yellow: 20W
- Purple: 22W
- White: 10W
- Blue: 11W
- Red: 14W
- Yellow: 16W
- Purple: 18W
Pressing the oval shaped wattage adjustment button lights up the LED in the color of your current wattage level. Pressing it again switches to the next wattage level.
The Orion Plus comes preset with the above wattages for each coil but these can be changed by using the Escribe software. Using Escribe you can change the wattage of each power level and even change the colors. That’s one of the biggest advantages of a DNA Chipset — the level of customization and control you have over your vape.
Pod & Coils
Instead of pods that have the coils built into them, the Orion Plus uses a pod that takes replaceable coils. The Orion Plus is compatible with Orion DNA GO pods and the DNA GO is compatible with the new Orion Plus pods & coils.
The pod clicks into the device and it’s held in place by a clip. To remove the pod from the battery you have to use the switch on the side of the Orion Plus to release the clip.
The pod has a very light tint but it’s essentially clear. It’s no problem to see how much ejuice is inside of the pod and that’s a big pro for the Orion Plus.
The pod has a 2ml capacity and it’s top filled through a port on top of the pod. The port is secured by a threaded fill cap that, just like the airflow control ring, is stiff and tight. It takes some effort to remove the fill cap but it’s very secure and doesn’t let any ejuice leak out. The fill port is large enough for any sized ejuice bottle, including dropper bottles.
The coils push into the bottom of the pod. The drip tip then screws onto the top of the coil to hold it in place. In order to remove the coil you have to unscrew the drip tip first. The coils are snug and a very tight fit; I had trouble removing the coil that came pre-installed. I had to push the top of the coil up against my desk to get it to pop out while being careful not to crack the pod.
A 0.25ohm mesh coil and a 0.50ohm regular round wire coil come included with the Orion Plus. The 0.25ohm coil is meant for DTL vaping and regular nicotine ejuices but it can be used with low strength nicotine salts on the lower wattage levels. The 0.50ohm coil is meant for MTL vaping and higher strength nicotine salts.
The 950mAh battery on the Orion Plus isn’t the largest on a pod vape but it’s respectable. Pressing the fire button twice will light up the LED to indicate your remaining battery life.
I got a fair amount of vaping while using the 0.25ohm coil and even longer when I used the 0.5ohm coil. You can expect to get at least a full day of heavy vaping out of either coil if you use the lower wattage levels. On the higher wattage levels the battery life lasts around a day.
The charging port is hidden under a little door on the bottom corner of the Orion Plus. It took 1 hour and 5 minutes to charge my Orion Plus to full battery. It has pass-thru charging though so it can be vaped on while it charges.
Going into this review, my goal was to find out if the Orion Plus delivered better flavor than the Orion DNA GO. After vaping on it for over two weeks, I think it does. The flavor and intensity from these coils is just better and my ejuices taste more ‘full’. These coils bring out the more subtle notes in my ejuices that I don’t taste when using most other pod vapes.
The 0.50ohm coil was definitely my favorite of the two coils. I kept the airflow nearly closed off and the MTL draw is phenomenal. The red and yellow wattage levels are my go-to for this coil and the warmth is just right. The throat hit is also just right with a 50/50, 35mg nicotine salt.
The 0.25ohm coil is good but even though it’s a mesh coil, the flavor isn’t as good as the 0.50ohm coil. I think that this is due to this coil being better suited to the airflow being open and this reduces the flavor. It’s still a very good coil for flavor and regular nicotine ejuices, just not as flavorful and intense as the other coil.
I’m happy to report that I had no incidences of leaking and no technical problems at all. The Orion Plus has worked flawlessly and reliably and that’s a testament to Lost Vape’s quality control and build quality.
The Orion Plus is for sure the best Orion device. It’s also certainly one of the best pod devices out as well as one of the best vapes for nicotine salts that I’ve tried. Aside from the airflow control ring and fill cap being a little tight, there aren’t any cons to this device. Both coils produce excellent flavor, the wattage levels are perfect and the throat hit is just right. The panels are some of the nicest out right now, especially the stabwood panels. It’s still a bit pricey but it’s worth every penny. If you want the best of the best, this is the device to get.