Halo, the top line in high-quality e-cigarettes and e-liquids has created a sub ohm vape pen that performs like a mod in vapor production and power. It’s sleek and stylish like other Halo products and maintains it’s reputation for style and affordability. Read on to find out more about it.
Halo Tracer Twist Testing and Performance
The Halo Tracer Twist is a sub ohm vape pen with a powerful kick. Slightly larger than most other pen-style devices, it resembles a tube mod in size and ability. It is aesthetically appealing and has some good quality features as well. Check out the specs for this device and see how well it performs. Find out if this device would work for you.
Build quality and design
The design of the unit is attractive and very stylish. The tank blends right in with the body so it looks like it’s all one piece and has the “Halo flame” logo on the front of the battery. The whole thing looks very elegant and I like the choice of 2 drip tips. The battery is available in black or stainless steel and the 4 mil tank capacity is an added bonus.
The device is constructed of 304 stainless steel and Pyrex glass. It feels very sturdy and solid in the hand. I have not had any issues with dropping it yet, but I think if I did it would survive just fine. It gives the impression of being a well-made device and Halo is a manufacturer of high-quality vapor products.
Ease of Use
This device is very easy to use. It is made to just fill and vape with no unnecessary fiddling. There are no menu screens, nothing to adjust but the amount of airflow on the tank. The tank is a top-fill design and easy to fill by unscrewing the top and dripping e-liquid into one of the two large juice ports.
To adjust your voltage up or down, simply twist the little dial at the bottom between 2.5 and 4.2 volts. If you’re not sure where to start, set it 3.6 and slowly move up one mark until you get the flavor and vapor production you want.
As an experienced vaper, I wish vape pens like this one and the Halo Triton would have been around when I started vaping. Trying these devices out now it just amazes me how good they are and how much it would have helped me avoid going back and forth with cigarettes for so long.
I have been using this device for the past few days and I love it. It is so easy to use and I can vape while it charges. That is a big plus for me because I hate waiting for batteries to charge. The 2300mah battery lasts a pretty good amount of time as well. For a light vaper, you could probably go a couple of days between charges.
The sub ohm tank produces good clouds of vapor and nice flavor. It holds 4 mils of juice so it has a nice big tank that will last all day through work, commuting, and other activities.
When using a sub ohm tank and low resistance coils you need to use e-liquids with a higher VG concentration and lower nicotine. Sub ohm coils heat up quickly and if the e-liquid vaporizes too fast because it is too thin it can burn and make you cough terribly.
I used a high VG juice in 6mg nicotine strength with this tank because sub ohm coils need thicker liquids for better vapor production. An easy way to remember it is: high resistance coils = higher nicotine, and lower resistance coils = lower nicotine. You’ll save yourself a lot of coughing and sore throat by using high VG/low nic ratios.
Filling this tank is very simple. You just unscrew the top cap and squeeze juice into one of the two kidney-shaped juice holes (being careful to avoid the center chimney pipe). Replace the cap and continue vaping.
This is really the only issue I had with the device as a whole, is that the tank leaks. I have learned through experience that most often tank leaks are caused by user error as long as all the seals are intact. I close off my airflow when refilling and fill when the tank is almost empty. The times I had leaking with it was when I laid it down on my desk while answering a phone call. It doesn’t leak all the time so I may have solved the issue inadvertently.
For a vape pen, it produces some pretty good size vapor clouds. I was surprised at the amount of vapor I got with it. The sub ohm tank with this device works as well as some other tanks of similar size and resistance. The clouds aren’t as big as what you’d get with an RDA, but they are on par with tanks like the Atlantis and Subtank.
The flavor produced by this tank is really very good for a basic tank. The flavor of the juice comes through clear and true to profile. It produces good flavor as well as nice vapor clouds.
What We Liked
+ Attractive design
+ Easy to use
+ Long battery life
+ Can vape while charging
What We Didn’t
– Tank leaks when laid down
– Power button rattles a bit
I have seen this device advertised for around $30 online through a couple of retailers. You get everything you need to start vaping right out of the box and the device performs well so I think it is a great value at that price. It is affordably priced and works like a more advanced tube-style mod. It is definitely worth it.
The Halo Tracer Twist is an excellent choice for new vapers just starting in sub-ohm vaping. It is designed to be hassle-free so there are no menu systems to worry about or settings to adjust. You just fill it and vape it, and the vapor production is really good for a beginner’s device. I recommend it to new vapers stepping up from eGo-style batteries who want a bit more power and vapor clouds.