Innokin Endura T22 Pro & T18E Tank Kit
Innokin are on the crest of a wave with some superb releases over the past few months. The latest product to appear is something rather special, it might look basic but the performance was a very pleasant surprise!
Though the version I received was a SAMPLE, the final retail package should be pretty much the same, though I imagine Innokin will need to add a product display sleeve.
I’m glad to see Innokin are still leading the way with their green packaging initiative, apart from the hardware itself everything else is recyclable.
The Endura T22 Kit includes the T22 Mod, T18E tank, a USB-C cable (in paper wrap), an additional coil and an additional black drip tip, I’m especially pleased about this as frozen piss colour is one of my pet hates. That said, it actually doesn’t look bad on this tank. There’s a multi-language manual and safety pamphlet.
Going through the specs, it all sounds pretty impressive, especially the battery and charging, 3000mAh with proper 2 Amp charging. The 2ml tank capacity is the only thing that’s disappointing considering Innokin advise you not to let the liquid go below a third.
Before I prattle on, I will let you in on a secret. I only agreed to review this kit as there wasn’t much new coming in at the time. I would not have picked this normally as a few things looked wrong to me; no adjustable airflow, the oddly tall tank (for its diameter), limited functionality, and it looked a bit bland to me. Now that you know that, you can totally ignore my poor judgement as this kit slammed my pre-conceptions right out the window – this is a proper dark horse.
The closer I looked at it, the more little details stood out, As you would expect with Innokin, the build quality and finish is superb. I often found myself admiring it during the photography.
Every edge and corner has been smoothed off which makes it feel really natural and ergonomic in your hand, and the buttons are just right and well positioned so you don’t find yourself fumbling around finding them without looking.
Another little detail that actually brought a smile to my face was the LED lit fire button, it's a chrome finished which looks great but it is also opaque so the light shines fully through it.
The mod is the perfect no-faff starter kit, you really can’t go wrong with operating it so beginners will really benefit from it. Spoiler alert - so will experienced MTL vapers due to superb tank and coils.
The base is a good example of the quality finish and attention to detail, I love the physical On/Off switch and then I spotted the four rubber feet! This impressed me a lot for such a minor detail. I’m always wary of scratching the base of my vapes when placing them on hard surfaces and marking the mod. Someone at Innokin deserves praise for going that extra mile.
T18E Pro Tank
Despite my earlier reservations, I was really intrigued by this skinny but tall tank. It has been designed to be as simple as possible for the user, and Innokin nailed this too as it turned out when in use.
The tank strips down intuitively and the coils are a simple press fit. They were fairly easy to remove too, basically the only unscrewing you will do is remove the base cap to access the coil.
The coils were quite a surprise, they are huge compared to Innokin’s diddy Sceptre coils. This really piqued my interest and I started to anticipate that something a bit special is going on here.
The 1.5Ω coil is like nothing I have seen before in stock coils. Removing the top bung I could see the horizontal build, THEN I spotted another coil at 90 degrees below that! Without taking it fully apart I couldn’t make out what was under that but I can’t see them managing to get a 3rd coil in there, surely not? I could be wrong though. Either way, once I’ve killed off this coil I will be tearing it down to see what magic has been performed in the connection.
The 1.7Ω coil looks to be a traditional vertical round wire build, I don’t know if it’s dual or single strand though, not that it matters as long as it delivers.
Onto my next reservation; FIXED airflow is always too loose grrrrrrr….
It turns out I was wrong again! Innokin have gone all old-school and made it bottom air-feed from the 510 connection, I had to give it a test draw with the tank off and it was a bit too loose, but screw it down onto the mod and the draw was bloody superb. In fact it was possibly the best tight ciggie like draw of any fixed airflow kit I have, including pods.
Filling was effortless, the top section simply slides over to reveal the fill port. There was plenty of room to get your tip in (that’s what she said!) and the mechanism is firm enough that it shouldn’t accidentally flip open. Even if it did flip open, the silicon bladder should prevent it spilling.
As mentioned earlier, this kit has clearly been designed to be as simple as possible. From changing the coil to the operation, they have certainly achieved what they aimed for. Though I usually prefer kits with a screen and variable wattage, I found this kit was pretty handy with just four settings, and it is tailored to suit the coils provided in the kit.
This is where the T22 sealed the deal, I started off with the pre-installed 1.7Ω coil at the lowest power setting (9.5 watts) using nic salts. In my mind I was already expecting the flavour to be good, but not this good! The draw was nice and tight, vapour production was a little higher than you would expect from a high ohm coil at 9.5 watts which shows that this coil wicks fast to deliver a fully saturated vape. This might sound a bit daft but the quality of the vape made me start to appreciate this entire kit that bit more.
Power wise, I did venture up the wattage but I found the lowest was ample so I soon found myself back at 9.5 watts which is not only better for battery life but prolongs the lifespan of the coil. Battery life is outstanding, I hammered this exclusively for well over a day and it’s still on green. Innokin have made the right choice in making the chipset simple as a screen wouldn’t have made this kit any better and would have drained the battery faster.
I was possibly expecting a bit too much from the 1.5Ω coil, in my mind I was thinking ‘if the 1.7Ω is this good the 1.5Ω must be mind blowing’. I was in for a slight disappointment though, it was still superb but not as superb as the 1.7Ω, but the vape was noticeably different. It’s more like a traditional MTL RTA vape, or should I say a top quality MTL RTA, I would be proud of a build like this in my DIY tanks.
The best way I can describe the difference between the 2 coils is:
1.5Ω is like a great RTA build and wicking, there’s not quite the saturation of the other coil but still a very fine vape, had I not tried the 1.7Ω I would be raving more about this one.
1.7Ω is like the best pod flavour if that makes sense? I use pods and RTAs and the vape is very different between the two. I generally get better flavour from the latest generation of pods (such as the Joyetech Evio C) whereas RTAs generally offer a less intense smoother vape.
Hopefully that makes sense. Either way, either coil should more than satisfy beginners and experienced vapers alike.
Luckily for me, Innokin sent two colours so I am enjoying the benefits of each coil and I’m finding different juices go better with each coil. For example, sweet dessert juices are better with the 1.5Ω as the sweetness can be overpowering due to the intense flavour in the 1.7Ω, which suits fruit or tobacco flavours much more.
The second one I received is the silver and has a nice brushed steel finish which is really grippy. I also like the way the tanks are properly colour matched to the contrasting top and bottom sections.
From Meh to 100 in 3 seconds, this kit has genuinely blown me away due to how good it is. Innokin have beaten their own competition as this is the very best MTL vape in their range, easily beating the Sceptre and I would say it also beats the Sensis. my Sceptre will need to find a new home as the T22 Pro has simply replaced it despite it being bulkier.
This kit is pure MTL, unless you like insanely tight RDL. I like to think I understand most users MTL preferences, this will no doubt please those who like that ciggie like draw, slightly cheek pulling and satisfying. Despite my disliking of delrin piss colour drip tips, I actually like how this one feels as it is pretty much ciggie size and soft on your lips, but the other optional one is more my cup of tea and it’s good to see Innokin include both.
- A true MTL kit
- All new coils are Innokin’s best flavour yet
- Ciggie like fixed draw
- High quality construction
- Physical On/Off switch
- Cool LED lit fire button
- One of the best kits to stop smoking with
- Fixed airflow might put some users off (not me)
If I was asked to recommend a sure-fire kit to help someone quit smoking as of today (April 2021), the Endura T22 kit would be it. Starter kit aside, this is now one of my very best MTL kits. As much as I do enjoy some of the decent pods, you can’t beat the vape this delivers and it feels great in the hand and on the lips (that’s also what she said!).
- Flavour: 9/10
- Build Quality: 9/10
- Value For Money: 10/10
- Ergonomics: 8.5/10
- Ease Of Use: 10/10
Overall Score: a rare 9.5/10
Innokin have raised the bar with this one
Thanks goes to Innokin for teaching an old dog new tricks!
Here’s a Behind The Scenes photo of me finally managing to balance a couple!
(I would be shite at Jenga!)