Innokin Endura T18 Kit Review by Dan Willis

Review Date: 
21.12.2015

Innokin Endura T18 Kit

Everyone knows the Innokin name, surely one of the largest manufacturers in the vaping industry today, and a manufacturer that has always catered for the broad spectrum of the vaping market with their releases, from beginners to more advanced users, with releases such as the early iTaste and MVP mods as well as the iClear series of clearomisers right through to present day with releases such as the CoolFire IV, iSub, MVP 3.0 Pro and the Innokin Disruptor.

One of Innokin’s latest releases is the Innokin Endura T18, a starter kit available in a range of four eye catching colours, with optimized power output at 14W, micro USB charging, integrated safety features, a Pyrex and Stainless Steel glass tank featuring a 2.5ml capacity, top filling and 1.5ohm coils wicked with Japanese Organic Cotton for top flavour performance.

It's great to see the 'big' manufacturers catering for those new to vaping, with a slew of recent starter kit releases, but does the Innokin Endura T18 offer top performance to newbies?

Innokin Endura T18 Specs

  • 510 Threaded
  • 1000 mAh Battery Capacity
  • Glass and Stainless Steel Tank
  • 24.5mm Diameter
  • Top Fill Twist Design
  • Prism Airflow Technology
  • Minimum Resistance: 1.2 Ohm
  • 100% Organic Cotton Coil
  • 2.5mL E-Liquid Capacity
  • Matching Delrin Drip Tip
  • Maximum output Wattage: 14W
  • Maximum output Current: 3.5A
  • Maximum output Voltage: 5.5V

INNOKIN ENDURA T18 KIT

The Innokin Endura T18 Kit comprises the Endura battery - a 1000 mAh battery with micro USB charging and a fixed 14 watts power output, the Prism T18 tank featuring 1.5ohm coil heads based on the iClear 30 coil heads (this was one of the most flavourful clearomisers back in the day!) and an easy to use twist and top filling system, a replacement coil head, micro USB charging cord, vape stand and instruction manual.

Looking at the Endura battery you have a 1000 mAh battery that is recharged via micro USB, a micro USB charging cable is included in the box, and the Endura battery has a fixed 14W output. It does handle coil resistance down to 1.2ohm, and you can swap out the Prism T18 tank for another tank should you wish. The Prism T18 tank is a Pyrex Glass and Stainless Steel construction, that is top filled and features Innokin’s patented No Spill Coil Swap system, allowing you to swap coils quickly and easily without being covered in juice. You also do have a nifty looking vape stand, to rest your Endura T18 on when not in use.

The Innokin Endura T18 Kit is available in four different colours at present, with possibly more to come on the horizon!

HOW TO USE THE INNOKIN ENDURA T18

To start off with, you will need to fill the Endura T18 tank up with juice first off, this is easily done via twisting off the top cap, filling juice to the side of the coil and making sure you don't drip juice into the coil head itself, otherwise it will spit juice back up into your mouth, which isn’t the best taste in the world!

After filling the tank with your eliquid for the first time, you should leave the juice in the tank for around 5 minutes to allow the juice to soak into the coil properly, this is known as priming the coil and will extend the lifespan of your coil head as well as reducing the risk of getting a burnt hit. To vape you simply need to push the power button - there’s no settings to adjust here! 5 clicks of the power button will turn the Endura battery on and off.

Changing the coil head is as easy as inverting the tank and sliding the old coil head out from the base of the tank and sliding a new one in. It all takes a matter of seconds to do and thanks to the no spill coil swap system Innokin have in place with this tank, you won't end up covered in juice when you need to change coils. Plus you don't need to drain your tank of juice either, coils can be swapped with juice still in the tank.

To recharge the battery you will find the micro USB slot at the base of the battery covered by a cap, simply slide this to one side, insert the micro USB cable and plug it into a safe power source to recharge.

INNOKIN ENDURA T18 PERFORMANCE

The draw is a little looser than most starter kits available, but it does offer a mouth to lung vape meaning you draw the vapour into your mouth before inhaling, much like most of us used to do with a cigarette. Like the power output from the battery the airflow from the Endura T18 tank is fixed and non adjustable. That being said, it offers a really flavoursome vape, with the Endura kit geared towards providing the best possible flavour results from your juice rather than producing the biggest clouds!

Safety features such as a 10 second cut off, which prevents the battery from continuously firing when accidentally pressed, overcharge protection, low battery voltage protection and low resistance protection, which means that you won’t be able to fire a coil with a resistance lower than 1.2ohm, are all built into the Endura battery for your safety.

Battery life is surprisingly quite good from the Endura battery, it sports a 1000 mAh battery which seems small on paper but I’ve been able to get pretty much a full day’s lifespan from it with moderate use. Charging is pretty quick and simple, the micro USB charging slot is found at the base of the battery and you simply plug in the supplied USB cable to charge. Really convenient for usage on the move!

CONCLUSION

If you are looking for a budget starter kit that offers excellent flavour performance, really helping you to get the most flavourful vape out of your e liquids, and you aren't worried about having adjustable airflow or blowing clouds, then the Innokin Endura T18 will be the starter kit for you, with real superb performance that belies its starter kit tag, and it’s very easy to use meaning anyone can get to grips with it quickly. It’s a really good starter kit and a great introduction to vaping, you are far more likely to quit smoking using something like this than you are with a ‘cigalike’ or cheap cornershop starter kit!

It's as easy to use as it gets, simply top fill your juice and push the power button to operate it, with a decent battery lifespan that will last you an entire day, very good build quality, great coil lifespan, built in safety features and almost best of all, a very good pocket-friendly price.

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 Dan Willis
Article by Dan Willis
Dan was an early adopter of vaping as a way to quit smoking and has seen and done pretty much all there is to see and do in the vaping world! From Ego batteries to mechs and from rebuildables to pods there isn't much that Dan hasn't tried.