The Vaporesso Sky Solo Plus is an all in one starter kit targeted at beginning vapers. It is an easy to use kit that takes any learning curve away, allowing new vapers to get onto what matters; stopping smoking and starting vaping!
This kit was sent to me by Vaporesso for the purpose of this review.
- 1 x Sky Solo Plus kit
- 2 x GT Mesh coils 0.8ohm
- 1 x USB charging cable
- 1 x bag of spare o-rings
- 1 x user manual
- 1 x warranty card
- 8ml tank capacity (2ml TPD version)
- Power range up to 90W
- 3000mAh built in battery
- Resistance range 0.15ohm
- OMNI Mini chipset
- Top fill
Design & Build Quality
The Sky Solo Plus is an AIO (all-in-one) kit which looks very similar to alot of other pen type vape kits. It is essentially a battery built into the bottom tube with a tank on top. The tank on the Sky Solo Plus is actually built into the kit, meaning you cannot remove the tank and replace it with another one.
It comes in a range of colours (Blue, Black, Silver or Rainbow), my review copy was in black.
The battery portion of the kit has a nice matt finish which does not attract finger prints. It has the ‘Vaporesso Sky Solo Plus’ branding running down the device and a nice big fire button, which is textured.
The device is quite light to hold, weighing 136g, but it doesn’t feel cheap or flimsy in your hand.
There is an indicator light around the fire button which lets you know the battery level when you take a vape on the device.
There is a micro USB port, which is used to connect the charging cable. This is located 90 degrees clockwise from the fire button.
Around the top of the battery section is the base of the tank, which is built into the device. This is where your coils are screwed in. The air holes are also built into this tank base and these are non adjustable.
The glass holds a huge 8ml of e liquid / juice.
The drip tip and top cap are all one piece, and made from plastic. Unscrewing the drip tip reveals the fill port. This hole is plenty big enough to fit most bottle ends and it is also recessed, so if you do miss the hole the liquid isn’t going to spill over the sides and run all over your device.
I like the design of the Sky Solo Plus. I think it has a simple, subtle look. It feels nice in the hand, light weight without coming across as cheap and the fire button has a nice textured feel. The fire button is also very responsive and the indicator lights are bright and visible, even in direct sunlight. I’ve tried pen type vapes in the past where you couldn’t even see the lights if the sun was shining, making it hard to see your battery level or if you’ve locked the device before putting it in your pocket. No problems on the Sky Solo Plus.
How to use the Sky Solo Plus
When you first use the Sky Solo Plus you will need to install one of the two provided coils. The coil screws onto the top of the battery tube. Once done you will need to prime your coil. This can be done by dripping e-liquid onto the wicking holes. Do this on each hole until the juice is no longer soaking into the cotton. You can also put a few drops onto the cotton you can see through the top of the coil. This ensures the cotton is saturated with e-juice and stops the cotton from burning when you first fire the device.
Then you slide the glass tube over the coil so it sits snugly on the o-ring on top of the battery tube. Lastly, screw the top cap onto the top of coil. Ensure everything is tight, but don’t over tighten everything or you may have trouble trying to unscrew them later!
To fill the tank with e-liquid you simply unscrew the drip tip, and this reveals the filling hole. Squirt your liquid in, and once full screw the drip tip back on.
To turn on the device you just press the fire button 5 times in quick succession. You will see the light around the fire button glow green, blue then red. This lets you know the device has been turned on. To vape, press and hold the fire button while inhaling. If you want to turn the device off you just repeat the 5 quick presses of the fire button. Thats all there is to using this device!
As i mentioned previously, this device is aimed at beginning vapers. As such, I wasn’t expecting a lot from the kit. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The flavour produced from the coils is lovely, almost on par with much more expensive sub ohm tanks. The cloud production was plenty adequate for me also. I was really impressed with the coils that come with the device. Throughout my two week testing period I didn’t have to change the coil due to flavor dropping off, so very happy happy with the longevity of the coils also.
The 3000mAh built in battery provides plenty of battery power, but if you are a chain vaper you may find you have to recharge your device throughout the day.
The included 8ml tank holds plenty of e-juice which prevents you having to fill up the tank regularly. When you do have to fill up, the simple screw off drip tip and large, recessed filling hole make this an easy task with no chance of spilling liquid when doing so.
I found the indicator lights around the fire button to be highly visible, even in direct sunlight. The device is very easy to use with its one button operation, which is perfect for beginning vapers.
All in all, I am very happy with the Sky Solo Plus. When I think back to when I was first making the switch from smoking to vaping, the devices I tried were nothing compared to the Sky Solo Plus. As a beginner device I think it’s a perfect introduction to vaping. Good battery life, simple operation, great flavor and coil performance.
It feels nice to hold, being light weight but not feeling cheap. The matte finish gives it a classy look and feel and fingerprints don’t show on the device.
I also like the feel of the fire button, the textured finish ensures your finger doesn’t slide off the button when firing and it’s nice and responsive.
I do have some negative points which I encountered, however.
I found that I had some slight leaking if the device was put on its side. It wasn’t a lot, which makes me believe it is condensation building up within the base of the tank and running out of the air holes when the device is put on its side. Also the air holes being none adjustable is something to mention. I didn’t find this an issue, I enjoyed the amount of air flow, but it could be too airy for some people who want a more restricted vape.
The tank being integrated with the battery is also something to point out. It would be nice to be able to swap tanks, but does a beginner need this functionality? No, probably not. However it does mean cleaning the base of the tank, which is stuck to the top of battery, cannot be done by running it under water. You’ll have to make do with some paper kitchen towels.
Integrated battery, along with the integrated tank, means the device is essentially disposable. Obviously the battery will be good for one to two years of charging, but once it does start to degrade you will have to replace the whole device. But then for such a cheap device, this is to be expected. Once a beginning vaper has made the switch, they would probably be ready to try a more advanced device anyway.
There is no spare glass included in the kit, so if you broke your included glass by accident, you’d have to buy a replacement. I feel a spare glass could have been included just to ensure your device wasn’t out of action if the worst was to happen.
Overall I really enjoyed the Sky Solo Plus. I think it’s a great introduction to vaping and it’s the sort of device I wish I had when I made the switch from vaping to smoking. As a beginner oriented device it offers everything you need to start vaping; ease of use, great flavor and vapor production,excellent coil performance, all within a very inexpensive price. I feel Vaporesso have done a great job with the Sky Solo Plus and I would definitely recommend it for new vapers.
More experienced vapers may find it is lacking some options, like an adjustable air flow control or the option to swap the tank for another one, but I can see why these have been left off for a device aimed at beginners. It gives the new vaper exactly what they need, which is an easy to use device that has great flavor and well performing coils, while not overwhelming them with too many options. You just fill it up, turn it on and vape away.