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Joyetech eRoll Slim Kit

Do you want discreet vaping on the go but also bags of flavour? The Joyetech eRoll Slim might be just what you are looking for

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Way back in 2011, Joyetech came up with a brilliant idea, well to be fair they came up with many great ideas but I’m talking about one in particular. They brought out the original eRoll kit which came with a small basic ciggie style vape pen which they bundled it in with its own power bank case meaning that you could easily charge on the go and could keep vaping all day. At the time, things were moving at a crazy speed, and I guess there were so many leaps in product design that the eRoll didn’t really make the dent that it should have done. It was around this time that larger battery mods were taking off and the humble pen kit was simply getting left behind. But Joyetech didn’t just chalk it up and leave it in their vaping archive, they obviously knew its time would come so now in 2024, the Joyetech eRoll Slim is back.

Joyetech eRoll Slim boxed

Unboxing and Specs

Class and style are very much the order of the day when it comes to the packaging and presentation. The main box shows all the specs and is packed full of information that you would expect so you can see what you can expect under the hood. Lifting the main flap, which is a transparent smoked plastic, you get your first look at the eRoll Slim. There are only two colour options, Black and Gold, and I was sent the Black version, and it looked very smart nestled in the foam insert. Underneath the main kit are the extras which include a USB-C cable and an alternative 510 drip tip, as well as all the paperwork. I would have liked to see a second pod included but it is what it is. It is still a complete kit in its own right, but you should pick up a pack of coils when you buy the kit.

Joyetech eRoll Slim first look

  • Tank capacity - 2ml
  • Coil resistance - 1.0ohm
  • Battery capacity - 1500mAh (PCC) 480mAh (device)
  • Output - 13W
  • Dimensions - 16mm x 120mm

Joyetech eRoll Slim contents

First Impressions

The eRoll Slim kit comes fully assembled with the small pen device nestled into the PCC (charging case) and is held in place by a soft leatherette magnetic wrap. There is a seal on the base of the tank section and a protective sticker over the battery contacts which will need to be removed before you can get vaping though, but that is all there is when it comes to setting things up. The PCC will have some charge, but you will want to plug it in to boost it right up before you really use it. The main device only has a 480mAh internal battery which is roughly the same as a disposable, but taking it out with the PCC will give you another 1500mAh to play with so ultimately you will end up with the equivalent of four disposables in your pocket.

Joyetech eRoll Slim charging light

You have two options when you vape the kit, you can either keep it charging and use the pen and the PCC as one single device, or you can remove the pen altogether and just put it in the PCC when you are not using it to give it a top up. Really the second way is how it is meant to be used, but I also liked the size and feel of the full case option. The downside of using it as one large kit is that the charging light keeps pulsing so it would be no good for stealth vaping! So for the review, I am going to treat the two parts as separate entities as intended.

Joyetech eRoll Slim charging connectors

The pen part of the kit is a small, lightweight device not much bigger than a regular tube style disposable. It is super streamlined with no additional controls, and it has a fixed, hidden airflow so what you see is what you get. On the side is a magnetic charging connector for marrying it up with the PCC, but there is also a USB-C port on the base so if you take it out on its own and need a quick top up charge, you can just plug it in conventionally too. Around the bottom is a light up ring which shows your charging status using the Red/Blue/Green system that should be pretty familiar to most vapers by now. Altogether, it is very sleek but has a certain understated style.

Joyetech eRoll Slim unrolled

The PCC is a nice size considering the generous battery capacity and it just looks like a decent quality power bank. On the opposite side to the pen device, you will find its own USB-C charging port and the battery status lights so you can keep an eye on how much power you have left to play with. The battery indicators stay off by default, but there is a touch pad above the status lights that you just need to dab your finger on, and the lights come to life. There are no hard edges, everything is rounded and feels smooth, and it generally looks good. There is nothing about the eRoll kit that could look embarrassing in any situation, it looks like a professional kit designed for adults. Another nice touch is the haptic feedback, so when you put the pen on charge, you get a little buzzing vibration to let you know that everything is properly connected.

Joyetech eRoll Slim charging

The Pods

I thought this might be what lets the kit down as the pods look quite old school. I haven’t used a basic vape pen for years, and I was never that impressed by them back in the day, so my expectations were low. I tried to go in with an open mind though as life can be full of surprises!

Joyetech eRoll Slim connectors

The pod is a held in with two magnets, they are not the strongest, but they do the job. The pods are an all in one design so the 1.0ohm coil comes built in. When you are finished with the pod, you simply pop it out and throw the whole thing away, so it minimises any mess along the way. Filling is done via a port in the side covered by a silicone bung. This bung is hidden in use as the pod is long and thin and half of the whole thing is concealed when the pod is in place adding to the streamlined design. The pods are clear plastic with a slightly smoked colour, they offer great visibility, and you will have no trouble seeing how much juice you have left. Once again, everything has been designed to be as sleek and user-friendly as possible.

Joyetech eRoll Slim filling

After filling up my pod and letting it sit for a few minutes, I was ready to take a vape. TECC said that the eRoll was particularly good with bar salts style e-liquid and they very kindly send me some 10mg VLTZ so I could give things a good try. Whilst I am happy to review 20mg, I can’t vape it for long as it is higher than I usually vape, and I really wanted to put the eRoll through its paces.

Joyetech eRoll Slim with VLTZ

Once everything was primed, there was no going back and I took my first puff, and to say it was a surprise would be an understatement. These pods are serious flavour machines. I was actually blown away by just how much flavour I was getting. Mesh coils really have revolutionised things, and the eRoll really shows how far we have come. If anything, the flavours was almost too strong, it was so intense. I am used to the big, brash flavour from disposables, but this was a whole new level. Considering how stylish the kit looked and how understated the general design is, I really was not expecting this kind of performance.

One final nice touch is the inclusion of a second 510 drip tip. The standard one is perfectly good, just a basic tubular affair, and the second one is more of a traditional MTL tip with a comfortable thinner shape. If I am being honest, I thought it was ugly, but seeing as it was part of the kit, I popped in on to give it a try and I instantly loved it. It is so comfortable and really suited the vape style of the kit. I like it so much that I can see it coming across to my personal daily vape kit. Of course, being a standard 510 fitting, you can also use your own drip tip, but I wouldn’t write off the bundled ones before you try them.

Joyetech eRoll Slim mtl driptip

Final Thoughts

When it first came out, the original eRoll was a great idea but the vape hardware wasn’t really up to the job, but thirteen years later, batteries are more efficient and coil technology has made some massive leaps so it now all makes much more sense. If you are looking for a more viable and sustainable move from disposables, this must be a serious contender, just for the flavour and performance alone. If you are an existing vaper, I am not so sure it will find a place, but it is a handy set if you just want something for out and about that also looks good and can be discreet, this is still worth further investigation. The idea is great, and I was genuinely impressed by the performance, so there is still plenty to like about the Joyetech eRoll Slim kit.

If you would like to pick up the eRoll Slim Kit, you can buy it from TECC for £29.99 and they will even throw in two bottles of e-liquid for free. They also stock replacement pods, a triple pack is £7.99.

Pros

  • Stylish design
  • Plenty of battery capacity
  • Well designed Driptips
  • Surprisingly good flavour
  • Easy to use
  • Pocket friendly size
  • A great alternative to disposable vapes

Cons

  • Very basic for advanced vapers
  • Only one pod included

7.5/10 – An interesting solution to small batteries and with some impressive flavour to boot.

Many thanks to TECC for sending in the Joyetech eRoll Slim kit for review.

Joyetech eRoll Slim handcheck

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