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Naja “The Kit”

We come to the end of our Naja Vape trilogy as Antony got to test their versatile flagship product which is simply called "The Kit"

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In the third review for the recently released Naja Vape kits, we’ve saved the best until last…simply named the Naja Vape“The Kit”, this is an honest to goodness old school tube kit. Don’t let its simple appearance deceive you though because there’s more going on under the skin of this clever little piece of kit.

Specifications

Naja kit body: 

  • 18350 and 18500 compatible mod
  • 18650 adapter available separately
  • 22mm diameter
  • 510 connector
  • Resistance range 0.3~3.0 Ohms
  • 3 adjustable power levels plus bypass mode
  • onboard USB-C charging

Naja Nano Tank:

  • 22mm diameter
  • 2ml capacity
  • 0.7 ohm mesh coil included
  • adjustable airflow
  • 510 connection

The Naja Vape “The Kit” comes beautifully presented in a sleek black box with a Naja Kit body (a tube mod) and the Naja Nano Tank (a stock coil tank). Also in the box is a useful user guide, a spares baggie for the tank, plus spare glass and a USB-C cable.

The Naja Kit body is apparently machined from a single billet of 316 stainless steel and holds a clever little secret: it can use three different batteries. Out of the box, it is capable of using either an 18350 or 18500 battery, but if you want to add 18650 to that list, you’ll need to purchase the optional 18650 adapter which is a very reasonable £4.99. 

Whilst I have plenty of 18350 and 18650 batteries lying around, the 18500 format is rarely used these days so I was very grateful that Naja Vape had the foresight to ship the kit alongside three Vapcell batteries which they also have available on their site at fairly competitive prices. I suspect most people looking at this kit will be in the same boat as far as batteries go, so I’d perhaps suggest at least adding an 18500 battery to your cart to get the most out of the Naja Kit.

Swapping between the three battery sizes couldn’t be easier. Out of the box, The Kit is configured for 18500 use but this can quickly changed to 18350 mode by unscrewing the 18500 tube from the base and screwing the battery cap directly onto the base of the mod. Top marks for the clearly marked battery polarity in the cap as well.

With the Nano tank fitted, this is 87.6mm tall in 18350 mode, 102.5mm in 18500 mode, and 117.5mm in 18650 mode. If you want a really good visual guide for the size then the mod itself is just 2mm taller than a 21700 battery in 18500 mode.

Up top we have an actual 510 connector which is a welcome sight in these days of endless pod kits and disposables, with a standard 22mm diameter. There’s a slightly rounded power button on the side with an LED light ring running around the edge of the button which pulls multiple duties:

We of course have the obligatory five clicks on/off functionality, plus multiple protections like reverse battery detection built in which is always nice to see. When you press to vape, the light guide will light up green (>61%), blue (>21%)  or red (<21%) to give you an indication of the remaining power in your battery. We also have adjustable power options available by clicking three times with low, medium, and high settings alongside a classic bypass mode.

Whilst there is onboard charging via the USB-C port around the back, Naja Vape only suggests using chargers with a maximum output of 1 amp. In the blurb they sent over with the kit, they suggested using a PC/Laptop or even a USB port on your TV of all things as these tend to have lower power outputs, but in reality, for most this will mean taking a dive into that drawer of old mobile phone chargers (go on admit it, we all have one!). Personally, I’d recommend just using an external charger instead.

“The Kit” includes the Naja nano tank (which doesn’t appear to be available  separately), and a 0.7ohm coil. 0.4ohm, and 1.0ohm coils are also available, with coils coming in at £3.49 a pop, and these are Kanthal so will be suitable for anyone with nickel sensitivity problems like me. Naja sent over yet another optional extra with the Naja Heatsink (£9.99), but to be honest the tank hasn’t got hot enough to warrant using this.

The top fill uses a quarter turn quick release system which is easy to use once you get the hang of applying a little downwards pressure when refitting the top cap. Coils are press-fit into the integrated drip tip which is screwed into the tank to make contact at the base. One issue I had when first examining the kit is there’s an O-ring that sits at the base of the tank which was stuck to the bottom of the coil, make sure you don’t lose this when changing coils! The O-ring was a pain to get seated black in place and it only occurred to me that this would have been much simpler to disassemble the tank once I’d already finished this task.

Naja suggests that there is a break in time of a couple of tanks full of e-liquid, the coils perform best at the lowest power setting (red), and you have an adjustable airflow at the base. I found that the break time in was around a half a tank, and after a couple of tanks I bumped the power level up to medium (blue) which gave me a definite bump in flavour,.This has been so good that it’s the only thing I’ve used for two weeks, so coil life is decent as well.

Conclusion

The Naja Vape “The Kit” is an unashamedly old school kit, and in my opinion, it’s all the better for it, plus it’s competitively priced at £54.95 as well. I found the optimal setup for me was with the 18500 battery as this still gives you a compact kit with a 1500mAh capacity (using the Vapcell k15 battery) which gave me almost two days use between charges. The standard 22mm diameter and 510 connection means that you’re not just limited to the included tank either if you have a favourite RTA, for example.

I’m happy to award the Naja Vape “The Kit” a very solid 9 out of ten.

Many thanks to Naja Vape for sending “The Kit” over for review.

Pros
  • Versatile kit supporting 3 battery types
  • Standard 510 connection
  • Sleek design
Cons
  • Only one coil included in the kit
  • Naja Vape suggests using a max 1 amp charger
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Antony Lord

Reviewer at POTV
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I was a twenty a day smoker for 25 years and like most smokers I was always going to quit "next week". Having hit my mid forties and having the usual smokers cough and difficulty with anything more than moderate exercise it was obviously time to give up the cancer sticks. I bought my first e-cigarette in 2013 when they were expensive, difficult to find and quite frankly... crap. I used it for about a week then went back to the roll ups, mark up another failed quit attempt. The fact that I had just changed jobs and was under quite a lot of stress probably didn't help. Move on to 2016 and whilst I was browsing eBay I noticed that one of the suggested items that would occasionally pop up was for a cheap e-cigarette. It looked similar to the one I'd bought 3 years earlier but it was only £5 (about 8 times cheaper than before) so I decided to give it another go on a whim. Once the kit arrived I managed to gradually replace the cigarettes with my new kit over a two month period and got into watching YouTube reviews for newer kit. My cheap and cheerful kit was replaced by a more upmarket affair, and being a noob I made a mistake once it arrived... I put in the supplied direct lung coil, this was of course a complete revelation and I haven't touched a cigarette since. Oh and I no longer spend the first five minutes of every day having a coughing fit either.

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