Ease of Use9.6
Vape Experience9.2

If you are looking for a beginner device for a smoker to try and get them off cigarettes then this may be just the thing. It’s small and compact, but works like a charm. Our review of the Eleaf iCare Solo Kit and it is the big brother to the iCare Mini. Eleaf is a quality manufacturer of e-liquid vape pens. This device comes with two coil heads, a USB charging cable, and users manual.

Eleaf iCare Solo Testing and Performance

We spent 30+ hours with this device testing, reviewing and charging to see how well it performed, and if it would hold up to the demands of frequent vaping such as with someone who just quit smoking cigarettes. I wish I would have had this device when I first quit tobacco cigarettes. It is about the same size, has a similar draw to a cigarette, and produces good vapor.

  • Size: 18mm*11mm*104.5mm
  • Output wattage: 15W max
  • E-liquid capacity: 1.5ml
  • Weight: 31g
  • Battery capacity: 350mAh
Kit Contents
  • 1 x Eleaf iCare Solo
  • 2 x IC 1.1ohm Replacement Coils
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x User Manual

It would have been easier for me to quit if I had one of these when I first started vaping. As it was, the device I had back then wasn’t that great and I went back to smoking a few more times before finding a device that worked well enough for me. Successful vaping is determined by two things: your device and your nicotine level. If you pair the right device with the right nicotine level then you will find that you don’t even miss tobacco cigarettes.

For beginning vapers this type of device is perfect. It can use higher nicotine levels because it has an above-ohm coil and 15W of power is more than enough at 1.1 ohms to produce good vapor clouds. Experienced vapers like using one of these as a backup device or to take on the go for stealth vaping. Here are some details about this device:


  • 350mah battery
  • 1.5 mil juice capacity
  • 1.1 ohm Eleaf IC coil series
  • Maximum wattage output: 15W


  • Easy to use
  • Compact size
  • Mouth-to-lung draws
  • Good airflow for a small device
  • Comes with 2 X 1. Ohm coil heads
  • USB charge port is on the side
  • Available in 5 colors: red, black, white, cyan, champagne


  • Not long battery life
  • The battery is only 350 mah
  • Airflow is not adjustable
  • Needs frequent charging for heavy vapers


A top up line on the front of the tank area shows you where to fill to and the mouthpiece comes off to make refilling a breeze. Fill with e-liquid, replace the air pipe and mouthpiece and vape away. The nice thing about this device is it can be taken anywhere and used discretely when you don’t want to blow big clouds. It produces good vapor for a small device but is good for stealth vaping on the sly.

Battery Life

I really like this device but for me personally, it just doesn’t have a long enough battery life to last me all day. I vape frequently and find myself needing to charge it often. The good thing about it is the built-in battery charges very quickly, and in less than an hour is ready to go again. It’s perfect for running errands and short trips out and about. For someone who vapes frequently, I would suggest buying two devices so you can use one while charging the other.


The mouth-to-lung draw on this device is just right. It’s not too tight or too airy. I would prefer the airflow to be adjustable but it’s pretty good as it is. There is no ring or slot for the airflow, it’s just two holes one on each side of the mouthpiece. You can use mouth-to-lung draws or a slightly restrictive direct lung hit. Both are good and the vapor production on this little beauty is amazing.

Price: Currently priced under $15 for the starter kit.

Final Verdict

This is a great device for someone wanting to try vaping without making a big investment or committing to something long-term. It’s economical at less than $15 for a starter kit and you can’t beat the price for a vape pen that works this well. With the quality of these newer devices, I believe more people will find them easy to use, affordable and a portable alternative to carrying around a big mod.