Innokin Endura T18 X Kit
Supplied by TECC for review
£18.99 & 2 bottles of e-liquid FREE
If you’re looking for a simple to use, affordable MTL vape kit then Innokin’s new Endura T18 X might just be the droid you are looking for.
It is a traditional 18mm pen style device with a separate tank with a 510 connection, top fill and replaceable coils. It is easy to use, easy to fill, and easy to replace coils making it an ideal starter kit and a much better option than disposable pods (for the planet and your wallet).
At a Glance
- 18mm diameter 135mm tall
- 1000mAh internal battery
- USB-C charging
- 2ml capacity tank
- Replaceable Innokin Prism coils
- Fixed airflow
Innokin are still doing a fantastic job with their eco-friendly packaging, you won’t find anything that isn’t bio-degradable and it can all be recycled, even the printing is eco-friendly with no plastic coating. They have still managed to make the packaging appealing though.
There’s a plain looking outer sleeve with information on the back. Once removed, you have a flip top box with starter instructions printed on the inner lid and the kit all in one layer, the extras are sectioned to one side.
For the affordable price, they haven’t skimped on the extras, you get the kit, two coils, a charging cable, some spare seals and an optional mouthpiece. There’s also a detailed instruction manual but it’s unlikely you will need it as everything is intuitive and easy to operate.
I liked the presentation of this kit and the simplistic styling with the matching metal drip tip, but I know a lot of folks don’t like metal mouthpieces but Innokin have covered that with an included plastic ducks-bill one, it is also 510 size so you can use your own. Describing the style is a little pointless as the pictures do the talking, it’s a basic pen mod with a fire button and USB-C port. The branding is subtle, and the 18mm dimeter feels nice in the hand.
The only noteworthy thing is the top has an airflow slot as the tank is a fixed base airflow design and has a corresponding slot. The fire button is quite nice and tactile with a dipped centre and an LED light surround.
The tank is a little more interesting and suits the mod perfectly, the glass is caged which should protect it from most knocks, drops and bumps. However, if you should be unlucky enough to break it then you’re stuffed as there’s no spare glass due to it being fixed inside.
It all strips down easily by unscrewing counter-clockwise, and Innokin have kept it simple in the amount of components. The threading felt a little raspy but it got better over time.
One of the main features of this tank is the way the coils fit and connect; the 510 thread is actually part of the coil and the base simply holds it all together. The airflow is also directly through the coil via those slots in the base of the mod and tank.
The coils are pretty chunky but one of the Prism coils is very interesting; it features horizontal series coils inside, I couldn’t quite see everything but it looks like a stack of three wicked coils, you can easily see the top one if you pop out the silicone seal (don’t forget to put it back on after).
The other included coil is the traditional single bore vertical coil and appears to be round wire. They both vape completely differently, but more on that later. They are a press fit into the tank which makes them easy to swap, but you need an empty tank.
I was a little sceptical of the top-fill method as it can often prove messy, but it works well on this tank as there’s plenty of room and the coil is high enough to avoid shooting your load into its hole.
It’s best to pre-soak your new coil before use, pop a little juice down the bore, fill up the tank and let it sit for up to 10 minutes to let the cotton fully saturate and avoid that burnt taste.
This is the part where the Endura T18 X shines as it produces such a good vape with either coil. I kicked off with the stacked 1.5ohm coil, for any DIY users it reminded me of a perfect build in an RTA but even better, it was close to a dripper in taste as it has a warm saturated flavour. The airflow was a proper MTL draw, not too loose or too tight, so it should satisfy most MTL users with a ciggie-like draw.
My only concern with this coil is the minimum juice level since the wicking ports go right up to the top of the coil, fortunately that nasty TPD 2ml rule comes in handy for this as the gap between the glass and the coil is small and I found occasionally rotating it on its side helped keep it wicked.
Before I go onto the next coil, it’s worth mentioning the drip-tips as they actually made a difference to the vape on this kit but I am going to struggle describing the difference; erm yeah I’m stuck already but I found the duck-bill one much better for the draw. The metal one is still good and looks better to me, but I did end up using the duck-bill one a lot more.
The 1.5ohm coil is more traditional but I found it to be one of Innokin’s best MTL coils in flavour and coil lifespan as the wicking ports are much larger and it provided a well saturated vape. I have used this coil before and it has become the most trustworthy coil in the Innokin series for me and the one I would choose to replace. That said, I would still buy the 1.5ohm coils for a treat due to the different, intense flavour.
Battery life was reasonable and lasted the majority of a full day for me, we all vape differently but this is a safe bet for a working day. Charging wasn’t very quick and according to Innokin’s official bumf, it has a charging current of 500mA/DC5.0v which is pretty slow, the longest it took me was 1.2 hours but on average it was about an hour from low.
The Innokin T18 X is a very simple kit in every way and is an ideal starter kit for anyone looking to quit smoking. It is also a cracking little kit for experienced vapers due to the superb coils and affordable price. It also offers a far better option for disposable users due to its simplicity as it requires next to no vape knowledge.
There’s absolutely no innovation or features with this kit but that’s not what it is about. As a simple and effective MTL vape kit, it does all that you need and produces a superb vape with a decent coil lifespan, and for under 20 quid it’s well worth a punt.
- Simplicity and starter friendly
- Coils are superb
- Optional 510 drip-tips
- Fixed airflow
- Slow charging
The Endura T18 X would be a great choice for anyone looking to quit smoking without have to learn the sometimes baffling vape terminology, I know I would have loved this kit when I first quit smoking. Yet this kit still appealed to me as an experienced vaper and due to the superb coils, I will continue to use it.