Eleaf vapor products are some of the best in the world. When it comes to small box mods for beginning vapers, the Eleaf iStick 30W is a perfect fit. It has all the features you could want in a compact vape device. Read on to find out more about it and if it might be right for you.
Eleaf iStick 30W Testing and Performance
The Eleaf line of vapor products includes the iStick mini, iStick 20W, iStick 30W, iStick 50, and 100W. They consistently produce high-quality tanks and mods and I have purchased several products from them in the past.
I bought the previous 20W version of the iStick and while I loved it, it had a few problems. I used it until it died and then I bought the 30W and thankfully those issues were fixed in this version.
It has a maximum output of 30W and is capable of using sub ohm atomizer coils to .04 ohms. You can use a number of tanks with this mod such as the Aspire Atlantis, Kanger Subtank, and Eleaf tanks like the GS Air, Lemo, and Melo.
Build Quality and Design
If you are familiar with the iStick 20W then you’ll see that the 30W is almost identical to it except for a few things. It is the same size and width but it has a slight lip on the front to accommodate larger tanks without overhang. When using a 22mm tank it sticks out on the 20W so they added a bit of an edge for it to sit on.
The buttons are exactly the same and it works very much the same way except that this one goes to 30W and is capable of using sub ohm tanks. You couldn’t use them on the 20W version.
The iStick 30W is durable and made of stainless steel. It has a little bit of weight to it but doesn’t feel heavy, just solid. There are no loose buttons or parts that rattle and all the threads are very smooth.
Ease of Use
This device is also very easy to use. The OLED screen display shows your battery status, your atomizer and how many volts or watts you’re using. It is really nice as a beginning mod and you can use above-ohm or sub ohm coils. I consider it to be a very safe device because you cannot use super low resistance coils so there is no danger of stressing the battery.
Due to its small size and slim design, it fits perfectly in the hand and feels comfortable. This is ideal for those times when you want to stealth vape without drawing attention by blowing big clouds. It’s also the perfect size to fit right in your shirt pocket or purse for easy carrying.
Features and Functions
Some of the best features of this device are the ability to use sub ohm coils, use tanks up to 22mm, a long-lasting 2200mah battery, it has a 10-second auto-shut off, will not fire at below .04 ohms, and built-in user protections.
Another feature that I like is the ability to lock in your wattage settings. Sometimes when you grab your mod several times per day the wattage can go up or down without you realizing it and with this locking feature, it stays set until you unlock it to change it. This saves your atomizer coils from getting burned from the wattage being set to high.
Wattage and Power
This device has a set wattage of 30W and 2200 mah battery capacity. Depending on how you vape, the battery can last all day or more. If you use sub ohm coils though you will need to charge more often.
The integrated 2200mah battery lasts between 5 – 6 hours if you use it at or close to 30W. If you use a higher resistance coil and lower wattage it will last even longer.
I like to use 1.5 ohm coils at 12 – 15W and the battery lasts me all day. It takes about 2 ½ to 3 hours to charge completely.
You also have the ability to vape while charging (pass-through) so you never have to worry about having to wait on a battery to charge.
What We Liked
+ 4 color choices
+ Pass-through charging
+ Can lock your wattage settings
+ Included 510 to eGo adaptor
What We Didn’t
– Charging port is on the bottom of the device
I have seen this device advertised from $29.99 to $34.99 through various online retailers. This is an extremely affordable device for someone who is on a budget but needs something dependable. The Eleaf series is great for that because if you start out at 30W you can always upgrade later to the 50 or 100W as you get more vaping experience.
If you want a small sized mod capable of 30W and able to use sub ohm coils then the iStick 30W is is an excellent choice. It is great for new vapers wanting to move up to a mod or even advanced vapers who just want a backup device to carry with them that is simple to use.
It is extremely affordable and the flexibility to use almost any tank you have on it is an added bonus. It works fantastic with above ohm coils in the 1.2 – 1.5 ohm range as well as sub ohm coils in the 05. – .07 range. I definitely recommend this device to vapers of any experience level who want an affordable device that performs as well as some of the bigger mods.