Pod mods are ALL the rage these days, and Suorin’s range is very popular. But what’s the best option? The Suorin Air or Suorin Drop – let’s find out!
With small, pocket-friendly devices gaining in popularity, today I’ll be comparing two of my favorite devices: the Suorin Air and Suorin Drop.
Both are pod systems with internal LiPo batteries. And if you’re unfamiliar with what a pod mod, please read out article all about pod mods, to get a better understanding of these types of devices.
If you can’t be bothered to do that, no problem: a pod mod is a vape that is portable, super portable in this context, that has everything contained within one space.
And this makes them ideal starter kits for beginners. And doubly useful as a smoking cessation tool, as they’re just so simple to use.
E Juice comes in pods, hence the nomenclature, and these are easily installed into the device.
These types of vapes are VERY popular, as they’re simple, provide great performance and do not cost much money.
And today we’re going to be looking at two of the most well known in the game right now, the Suorin Air and the Suorin Drop
Suorin Air vs. Suorin Drop – Design
The Air is a 400 mah battery with a 1.2-ohm atomizer cartridge that holds 2ML.
The Suorin Drop has a 310 mah battery with a 1.2-1.3 ohm atomizer pod that also holds 2ML.
The Drop is also described as having a maximum output of 13 watts, but I haven’t seen anything about the maximum wattage output on the Suorin Air.
The Air does have a small on/off switch on the side that’s pretty neat.
As far as the cartridges go, the Suorin Drop has a flap on either side of the pod for filling.
The Drop has a single silicone plug. I haven’t had issues filling either.
And this is one of Suorin’s big USPS – you CAN refill the pods with your own vape juice.
Whereas with the JUUL, you HAVE to use proprietary JUUL pods.
For me, refillable pods are ALWAYS preferable.
You have more choice, you have more options with respect to price, and you can augment the vaping experience by using different blends of E Juice.
Though you’re likely best off using Nic-Salts E Juice in these mods – this is why it was invented in the first place, after all.
I usually use a salt-nic liquid for mine, because these aren’t cloud beasts, and I usually use them for out-and-about when I need to get some nicotine quickly and discreetly.
Suorin Air vs. Suorin Drop – Performance
One thing I have noticed is that the Suorin Drop pod seems to be a little leakier than the Air, so when I remove the pod, there’s a little juice to be cleaned out of the device and off the pod. The Suorin Air has always been clean and dry.
The main differences between the two devices (other than appearance) are the way they hit.
The Suorin Drop definitely has a tighter, MTL draw. The Air (perhaps indicative of its name), has a slightly airier draw.
I would say it’s either a loose MTL or a restricted DL draw.
I tend to prefer the Drop as it fits in my front pocket easier, and when I want to use a device like that, I prefer a tight draw.
The Air tends to slide out of my back pocket when I sit down because it is a fairly slick device.
It’s small enough that it could possibly fit in a wallet, though, since it’s about the size of a thick credit card.
Both devices deliver a respectable amount of vapor.
I am now definitely a fan of these smaller devices.
Despite the small battery, the higher-resistance atomizers give you a decent battery life and they charge very quickly, in about 30 minutes or so.
That, along with the higher nicotine-level juices you can use in them make them practical for an all-day carry if you’re not a heavy vaper, or even good for a heavy vaper if you have access to a micro-USB charger sometime in the day.
As a perk, you can see from the pictures that I bought a wrap for my Drop. That really allows you to customize your vape with the myriad designs available.
I’m assuming wraps would be available for the Air as well. Add both of these devices to the ‘affordable but good’ category!
One last thing: with these automatic devices, it’s helpful to take a ‘primer puff’ or two until you hear the atomizer start firing, then take your actual draw.
This allows the atomizer to heat up enough that you get a good hit.
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