Last updated on May 1st, 2019
Suorin Ultra-Portable Air Review
Since the introduction of the all-in-one vape pod, ultra portable, easy-to-use ecig mods are becoming very popular.
Some, like the BO One Vape pod vape pen are closed systems. That means you can’t refill the pod with your own e-liquid.
Popping in the manufacturer’s pre-filled pod is convenient for some, but many vapers who have discovered the simplicity and satisfaction of mini vapes, are also searching for the best refillable, open-pod vape.
There are a few worth considering, including the Suorin Air Ultra-Portable AIO Vape which is the subject of this review.
Quick Look At the Suorin Air Ultra-Portable AIO Vape Starter Kit
The Suorin Air In a Nutshell
The Suorin Air Ultra-Portable AIO Vape is the thinnest, most stylish vape pod device on the current ecig market. Easy to fill and quick to charge, the Air is also an open-system pod vape.
You can fill the generous 2ml cartridge with your favorite e-juice, including nicotine salt e-liquids.
The Air is inexpensive as portable mods go, which is a big plus for smokers ready to try a true mouth-to-lung vaping experience without getting into the cost of a higher priced vaping device.
That said, it’s made by Suorin, a Chinese manufacturer that doesn’t always promise the type of hardware quality control you get from US ecig companies.
Still, when used as directed, this little beauty can be very satisfying.
Packaging and Product Design
The Suorin Air Vape Starter Kit comes in a small, sturdy box that contains the entire kit – cartridge/pod, battery, USB cable and the instruction manual.
The company recently included a “caution” card which will remind you wait 5-8 minutes after filling the cartridge with e-liquid. I recommend you wait at least 20 minutes to ensure the wick is fully saturated.
There’s also a PG/VG ratio guide to prevent leaking. (more on that in a bit).
Inside the box you’ll find the cartridge pod and the battery. The USB cable is tidily wrapped below. There’s no box padding, and removing the parts from each compartment is easy.
Suorin Air's Colors and Pen Design
The Suorin Air comes in six stylish colors – Black, Gold, Gunmetal, Rose Gold, Red and Silver. All colors (except for the black have an attractive metallic sheen. The Gold color has a lighter colored tank which can make it easier to view your e-liquid.
I have to say, the super slim design is quite elegant and ergonomic. With a length of 88mm, width at 45mm and height at just 8mm, the device fits in the palm of your hand. What’s more, this ultra-portable vape will never cause a bulge in your pocket or purse.
When setting up your Air, you’ll notice that the pod (which Suorin calls a cartridge) is magnetic, so it connects easily to the battery and stays in place.
There are no activation buttons on this all-in one “auto draw” device. Just charge it, fill the pod, wait for your juice to saturate the wick, and vape.
I will say, this is the first vape I’ve used where you draw from a hole on the top side of the cartridge, rather than the top center of the cartridge. I suspect it has to do with the placement of the activation mechanism.
An added feature is the on-off switch which lets you fully deactivate the device when charging it, or when the Air is not in use.
Charging Your Suorin Air
To charge the Air, simply use the USB cable provided. You can use a USB port to connect to your power supply, or use a USB adapter to connect to a wall outlet in the same way you would charge a mobile phone.
The battery light turns red when you need to charge it; otherwise it’s blue.
Charging takes about 30 minutes, but don’t expect the blue light to go off when it’s fully charged. You’ll just have to test it.
Since the Air has a nice 400 mAh battery, you can expect about 4-5 hrs of use before you need a recharge.
Filling the Air's Pod System
The Suorin Air takes most e-juices, although they do recommend higher VG blends. That’s good new for those who prefer not to vape PG blends.
I really like the fill tab on the Suorin Air because it’s easy to open (even without long finger nails). It also remains connected to the pod so you won’t lose it.
The fill hole is a decent size so you don’t have to go hunting for a needle-nose dropper (although it’s helpful).
I’ve mentioned this earlier, but I’ll say it again. Wait at least 8 minutes before you vape after filling the cartridge/pod (for the first time). You’ll burn the wick for sure if you don’t, and believe me it will taste nasty.
If you’ve read any negative reviews about the Air, it’s likely because vapers fail to do this.
How Long Do the Air Vape Pod Cartridges Last?
The Air’s cartridge holds a lot of juice – 2ml, and you should be able to refill your cartridge 5-7 times depending on your e-liquid. Higher VG levels are more vicious and can gunk up atomizers faster, so you may only get 5 refills before you have to buy a new cartridge. The good news is they are cheap!..under $4. That’s a lot less than some other open system pods.
- Easy to use refillable Pod Vape
- Takes most e-liquids
- Holds a charge longer than other’s in its class
- Slim, elegant design
- You need to wait at least 8 minutes after filling the pod
- Quality control could be better
Wrapping Up the Suorin Air Review
About the size of a credit card, the Suorin Air Ultra Portable AIO Vape is a stunning pod vape mod that’s also very economical. It’s small and extremely thin.
The Air is easy to use, and you can fill the pod with your own e-liquid including nicotine salts.
The device works best with higher VG content.
Although you have to wait a bit when you first fill the cartridge and the mouth-to-lung draw is a bit tight, the throat hit and vapor production are excellent.
Charging takes only 30 minutes and the battery holds its charge for at least 4 hours.
There’s a nice (although somewhat dark) e-liquid window so it’s unlikely you’ll run out of e-liquid and burn your coil.
The ecig activates when you take a draw – there are no buttons to push.
Suorin continues to improve the Air and the latest 2018 version has fewer problems than earlier models. When used as directed, (and unless your model is defective), you shouldn’t have any issues.
Like many pod vapes in its price range, (and made in Asia), quality control at the manufacturing level isn’t the best. There’s a reason this mod sells for around $20 while the RUBI selsl for twice as much.
Still, if you’re looking for an economical, all-in-one, easy to use, refillable pod vape, the Suorin Air is a great choice.
I recommend buying one from an authorized reseller. We like Vaporfi because they have the lowest prices, and if you do have a problem with your device, they’ll send you another one, no questions asked.
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