Monday, 8 January 2018

eLeaf iStick Pico 21700 *HARDWARE REVIEW*


** Thank you to UKVB (www.ukvapourbrands.co.uk) for sending this kit to me for the purpose of review**

After the great success of the original iStick Pico, eLeaf has come back with the new and improved 100W kit.
One of the first, more obvious differences between the old and the new, is the fact that the Pico now takes 21700 batteries, as well as an adapter if you decided to use a more standard, but less mAh 18650 battery.

This kit comes with the eLeaf ELLO tank, an effective and high performing sub ohm tank. It features a wide bore mouthpiece, and an impressive adjustable airflow. This allows for producing large clouds when exhaling. The 'HW' coils that were pre-installed lasted quite a fair while, particularly as I was consistently using this setup over the course of a few days.
In line with the TPD (Tobacco Products Directive), the ELLO has the maximum capacity of just 2ml. It is worth stating that this is not down to eLeaf as a company, but rather a set of regulations that limit certain aspects of vaping.
If I am being honest, the flavour on this tank was not quite as good as I had imagined. However, it did offer excellent, thick and billowy clouds on the exhale, which certainly made up for the slight lack of flavour.
The Pico mod itself is a huge upgrade from the original Pico. Notably the fact that this one can go all the way up to 100W, and when partnered with the 4000mAh battery (that comes with the kit), you can expect very decent battery life, even when using a tank/RDA on a high wattage.
This Pico has several different output modes, including Variable Wattage, Bypass & Temperature Control, perfect for any style of vaping!
When you are in the VW mode, the resistance range is from 0.1 ohms – 3.5 ohms, ideal to use with the ELLO tank, or even many other sub ohm tanks that are currently on the market.
Aesthetically, it comes in several attractive matte colour variants (Silver, White, Black, Green, Pink & Gunmetal) and it has a smooth, and difficult to scratch finish. Ergonomically, it fits great in your hand, and has a satisfying and well balanced weight to it.
I found that this device is a great all rounder.
Its performance is second to none. It exceeded all of my expectations, both in terms of battery life, and ease of use. I particularly liked the fact that you can use an RDA setup on this mod too, and you can rely on the battery to accommodate the higher wattage.

The Pico 21700 kit will most certainly take its place in my arsenal of daily vapes, due to its portable and straightforward nature. It is durable and practical, and works well with both tanks and rebuildable atomisers.

My 3 favourite things about this kit would be:
- Its small size
- The fact it can go up to 100W
- Its robust and sturdy design


Overall, a great little device that packs a serious punch! Perfect for vapers who are after long direct to lung inhales, resulting in large clouds of vapour, and flavour that is out of this world!


If you are a shop owner, looking to stock this kit, go check out www.ukvapourbrands.co.uk for wholesale enquiries.

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