The Xtra is Vaporesso’s latest take on the pod vape. It’s a small and compact device with a unique anti-skid fabric panel. It’s a draw-activated device that has a built-in 900mAh battery. The Xtra comes with two replaceable pods and both use what Vaporesso calls “upgraded cotton material” for wicks.
Just from first impressions it looks like a really nice device and I really like the design and size. But does the Xtra vape as good as it looks?
- 1 x Vaporesso Xtra Device
- 1 x 0.8ohm Mesh Pod
- 1 x 1.2ohm Regular Pod
- 1 x Usb Cable
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x Warranty Card
- H: 73.9mm x W: 38.2mm x T: 16.7mm
- 2ml Pod
- 900mAh Battery
- 3 Color LED Indicator
- Upgraded Cotton Wicks
Something that immediately stood out to me about the Xtra is its panel. While other devices have panels made of resin, plastic, or stabilized wood, the Xtra has a woven-fabric panel. It’s silky in appearance and texture and it looks and feels great.
The panel is grippy and this reduces the chance of it slipping out of your hand. It’s also self-healing in the sense that if you indent it, it will go back to looking as if nothing ever happened. Really a great job by Vaporesso on the panel.
The body of the Xtra is made of metal and the body curves to fit the inside curve of my fingers nicely. The metal has a grid of dots imprinted onto it which makes the Xtra look less plain.
The Xtra is just 74mm tall, 38.2mm wide and 16.7mm thick. It’s a really small and compact pod vape, perfect for slipping into my pocket. The fact that it’s so thin is nice because I barely notice it in my jeans pockets. If I throw it in my bag, I almost forget that it’s there altogether!
There’s a lanyard anchor spot on the top of the Xtra. It doesn’t come with a lanyard (which is a bit of a disapointment) but if you have one laying around you can definitely use it. It’s not heavy around the neck at all and it’s small enough that it doesn’t look ridiculous hanging around my neck.
Build quality is on point. Everything from the paint quality and machining to the fit of the pod are perfect.
Two pods come with the Xtra: a 1.2ohm regular pod and a 0.8ohm mesh pod. Each pod holds 2ml of eliquid. The pods attach to the device by way of two strong magnets. These magnets hold the pod securely in place and there’s virtually no wiggle when they’re seated. These pods aren’t going to come out accidentally, but it’s also a bit difficult to get them out when you want to. If you have ejuice on your hands, forget it.
The mouthpiece is symmetrically curved and very comfortable on the lips. It feels like it naturally curves to my mouth, which is nice. The pods are lightly tinted but it’s easy to see how much ejuice is left inside of them.
Filling is done through a port on the side of the pods. There’s a thick rubber stopper that plugs the port and it does a good job of keeping eliquid in. There’s a notch on one side of the stopper to make it easy to remove.
Vaporesso states that these pods use an “upgraded cotton material”. I couldn’t find any further details on this but I assume it’s a new type of cotton. In any case, I used a few different eliquids of varying PG/VG ratios in the pods.
70VG wicks like a dream and the pods had no trouble keeping up with the thick eliquid. I chain vaped and didn’t get anywhere close to a dry hit. 50/50 eliquids worked well but resulted in some very minor leaking. Nothing catastrophic, just small amounts of eliquid that ended up under the pod.
How to Use the Vaporesso Xtra
The power button for the Xtra is located on the bottom of the device. Pressing it five times quickly will turn the device on or off.
This is a draw activated device so it’s extremely simple to use. All it takes is pulling on the mouthpiece and the Xtra will fire. Sensitivity wise, the draw activation is just right. It doesn’t take too much effort to activate but it also doesn’t activate too easily.
Battery & Charging
Packed into the small body is a pretty large 900mAh battery. Most pod devices of this size would have a 650mAh battery or less so that in itself is impressive. But when you consider that I vaped close to three full pods using the 1.2ohm pod, the battery on the Xtra is downright amazing. Of course, I got slightly shorter battery life out of the 0.8ohm pod but that’s to be expected. With this pod I was able vape just over 2 full pods before having to recharge.
The Xtra has an LED that lights up in three colors: green, blue or red. Pressing the power button on the bottom of the device lights up the LED to indicate the current battery level, as does taking a draw.
If you’re a moderate to heavy vaper, you can expect to get two to three days of use out of a single charge.
The thing I like the most about the Xtra is its draw. It feels like the perfect MTL draw, one that isn’t too restricted nor too loose; it’s a comfortable and perfect in-between. For MTL vapers like myself, a lot of pod vapes are way too loose and that’s not what I’m looking for when I’m vaping nicotine salts. The Xtra has one of the best MTL draws of any pod vape I’ve used and this makes it a great vape for nicotine salts.
The draw with the 1.2ohm pod is warm and it gets warmer with the 0.8ohm pod. Again, it’s a nice middle ground between hot and cool. If you like a really hot vape, this isn’t it. But if you like a warm vape then you’ll be happy with the draw.
Now for the flavor. I used a variety of ejuices with these pods; fruit ejuices, menthol ejuices, desserts and tobacco. I started with the 1.2ohm pod and the flavor is really good. It’s definitely comparable to the Caliburn and other top pod vapes. My ejuices taste crisp and true to flavor. I’m not sure if this has anything to do with the new cotton that Vaporesso are using in these pods but it’s definitely a good experience.
The 0.8ohm pod uses a mesh coil and while I would say that it’s close in performance to the other pod, it’s slightly better flavor-wise. Compared to the Caliburn I would place these flavor just a notch higher.
I think I’ve just found my new go-to pod vape. The slightly restricted MTL draw is exactly what I want from a pod device and the warmth of the vapor is just right. The flavor is also up there with the best pod vapes out right now. Especially for nicotine salts, the Xtra delivers a great vaping experience.
From what I’m seeing, it looks like it’s selling for $30 or less at most online vape stores. That’s surprising to me because paying under $30 for a device like this is a total steal.
If you’re in the market for a new pod vape, you should definitely consider the Xtra.