Aspire Breeze 2 review by Dan Willis

Review Date: 
28.06.2018

Aspire Breeze 2

Launched in 2017, the Aspire Breeze was a popular pod system starter kit, and it's successor in the Aspire Breeze 2 has just hit the market.

The Aspire Breeze 2 is an all-in-one (AIO) device, featuring a 2ml capacity, improved filling system, adjustable airflow as well as a 1ohm U-Tech coil specifically designed for vaping Nicotine Salt based E-Liquids, and a 0.6ohm U-Tech coil for a more powerful vape. 

Specs

  • 96mm height
  • 35mm width
  • 19mm thickness
  • 2ml capacity pod (3ml outside of the EU)
  • 1000mAh battery capacity
  • USB charging
  • U-Tech coil system
  • Adjustable airflow
  • Caters to MTL and DTL vaping
  • Removable cap prevents dust and lint entering the mouthpiece
  • Black, Red, Grey and Blue colour finishes available

What's in the Box?

As we've come to expect from Aspire, the Breeze 2 comes in a smartly presented presentation box, which has the EU-mandated nicotine warnings clearly printed on the front.

Inside the box is the Aspire Breeze 2, a 1ohm U-Tech coil head, 0.6ohm U-Tech coil head, four spare O-Rings, a spare silicone seal, USB charging cable, warranty card and user manual.

Design and Build Quality

For an all in one device, the Aspire Breeze 2 is a little on the large side compared to others on the market, with dimensions of 96mm x 35mm x 19mm. The looks are pretty run of the mill, there's nothing terribly eye-catching around the design, however there is a choice of four different colour finishes available.

At the top of the Breeze 2 is the removable 2ml capacity pod, and replacement pods are available for purchase separately. A mouthpiece is found at the top of the pod, by removing this you can access the adjustable airflow control and change the coil.

On either side of the Aspire Breeze 2 are two buttons, holding these down will allow you to remove the pod. Also located at the side is the USB charging port, which allows you to charge the internal 1000mAh battery. A power button is located at the front, which is of a good size.

Aside from the non-descript looks, the Aspire Breeze features solid build quality, which I couldn't find fault with at all.

Using the Aspire Breeze 2

The Aspire Breeze 2 has been designed as an easy to use AIO device which should be accessible to all vapers, from beginners to experienced users alike. 

To begin, you'll need to select either the 1ohm or 0.6ohm U-Tech coil head, and insert it into the pod. To do so, remove the mouthpiece, unscrew the chimney section and insert a new coil, before replacing the chimney section and mouthpiece. It's quick and easy to do, and can even be done with a full tank of E-Liquid.

Next you need to fill the tank, which is done by holding down the two buttons on either side of the Breeze 2, removing the pod, and opening the rubber bung at the base to reveal the filling port. The filling port is a decent size and I didn't encounter any trouble refilling. After filling the tank with a fresh coil head installed, leave juice sitting in the tank for 5-10 minutes.

Adjustable airflow is present on the Breeze 2, which is a feature not found on many pod system devices. You can rotate the airflow control ring to open up or close down the airflow.

Pressing the power button five times within two seconds will turn the Aspire Breeze 2 on and off, and pressing the power button whilst on is all you need to do to vape. There's no adjustable power output to mess around with!

LED indicator lights are found at the bottom of the Breeze 2, however on my unit I found these pretty hard to see! When the battery voltage is above 3.8V the lights will be blue and orange, if the voltage is between 3.8V and 3.5V only the blue light will be visible, and if the voltage is under 3.5V the orange light will be visible to show that you need to charge the Breeze 2.

Safety features such as a ten second vaping cut off, short circuit protection, low voltage protection and overcharge protection are all built into the Aspire Breeze 2.

Performance

A bypass mode output system is used with the Aspire Breeze 2, meaning that the output power will start off at 4.2V and steadily decrease in line with the remaining battery voltage.

Being a fan of nicotine salt E-Liquid, which is primarily what I vape in all my pod systems, I naturally gravitated to the 1ohm U-Tech coil first as Aspire have designed this specifically for nicotine salt based E-Liquids. That's not to say it won't work with non nicotine salt based liquids though!

I filled up with some 55mg Breezy Shake nicotine salt liquid, left the coil head to prime whilst I popped out, and when I returned I picked up my Breeze 2 to give it a go. It definitely hits hard with a fully charged battery, taking me aback a little, and I was really pleased with the good flavour from this coil head, and the smooth MTL draw with the airflow just under half closed.

What I really wasn't impressed with was that after a single tank of my E-Liquid the 1ohm coil was unusable. I refilled it with some 35mg 50/50 VG/PG nicotine salt E-Liquid and I just got burnt hits from the get go, and very little vapour. I was a little confused by this, so I did some research online in some pod system focused vaping groups on Facebook, to find a fair few users having the same issue with the 1ohm coil. I've also had a discussion with some fellow POTV members on the forum who have had the opposite experience! Maybe there are a bad batch of 1ohm coils in circulation, or a few of us had a bad experience! I'd happily retry the 1ohm coil heads again, as I was pleased with the flavour I got from mine in the brief time I spent with it.

I swapped in the 0.6ohm coil, and allowed it to sit with the 35mg nicotine salt E-Liquid that remained in the tank. I opened up the airflow to full, which gives a restricted lung hit. There was a decent amount of vapour produced, however I felt the flavour was a little muted.

Dialling the airflow down to just under three quarters open improved the flavour, with a pretty tasty vape I must say, and a nice loose mouth to lung draw. I'm pleased to report that the 0.6ohm U-Tech coil head is still going strong even now, and I've also been using 12mg freebase nicotine E-Liquids as well as 20mg nicotine salt based E-Liquids with good results!

One of the strong points with the Breeze 2 is the great battery life that I got from it. A 1000mAh internal battery is present, which lasts me well over a day's use, sometimes two days! This is around three times the battery capacity of many popular pod systems on the market. USB charging is used with the Breeze 2, and the battery fully charges up in around an hour and a half.

Conclusion

It's a real shame that I got such little mileage out of the 1ohm U-Tech coil head, as this coil head was showing real promise. I'm not sure if the issue I had with this coil head is a wider ranging issue, or whether there are just a few bad 1ohm U-Tech coil heads in circulation. Only time will tell.

That being said, I was impressed with the performance from the 0.6ohm U-Tech coil head, the ability to adjust the airflow from a MTL to restricted DTL, and the very good battery life.

I'm left feeling that the Aspire Breeze 2 is probably best suited to a new vaper who has been vaping for a couple of weeks and is looking for something that offers a little more power, but with little fuss involved. It also holds appeal for more experienced vapers looking for a refillable pod system for high nicotine E-Liquids!

Many thanks to Aspire for sending the Breeze 2 in for review - you can check it out on their site here https://www.aspirecig.com/aspire-kits/aspire-kits508.html!  We have a competition to win one of these great devices, you can enter here https://www.planetofthevapes.co.uk/competitions/win-an-aspire-breeze-2.html.

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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.