Nevoks Feelin A1 Pod
I’ve used a few Nevoks kits in the past and always found them to be decent, reliable bits of kit so I was happy to throw my hat in the ring when they asked if we’d be interested in taking a look at some of their latest open pod systems. Today's entry is the Nevoks Feelin A1 pod kit which features up to 30 watts of power and a range of pods going all the way from a tight mouth to lung draw to a direct lung hit, so this could prove to be a very pocketable and versatile little daily driver.
- 119.7 x 21 x 14 mm
- 43 grams
- Output 3.3~4.2 volts / 10~30 watts
- Adjustable power (3 levels)
- 1000mAh internal battery with USB-C charging
- 2ml PCTG pods
The Feelin A1 is available in seven different colours and I was sent the blue and gold variants for testing. Grey, red, pink, purple, and black are your other options so there should be one to suit your style.
Inside the box you’ll find the Feelin A1, two pods, a USB-C charge cable, and a couple of instruction leaflets covering the battery and range of available pods. The leaflet covering the pods even suggests airflow settings for each of the available pods which could be quite handy for new vapers. One thing I did find slightly strange for a starter kit of this nature is that both of the included pods (0.4ohm and 0.6ohms) are intended for direct lung and restricted direct lung use, and I wonder if swapping one of these out for a mouth to lung (0.8ohm or 1.2ohm) pod might have made for a better mix.
The main chassis of the Feelin A1 is made from an anodised aluminium alloy with a matte finish on the front and back and contrasting highly polished sides, the matte finish has a nice grippy texture which feels good in the hand. Branding is understated with a simple Nevoks logo on the front and a Feelin A1 logo on the back which gives this a pleasant finish.
There’s a single power button on the front which has a bold textured surround and a small colour LED which pulls multiple duties from charging and error indicators to remaining battery levels and selected power level. The Feelin A1 uses the standard five clicks on and five clocks off we’ve all become accustomed to over the years, and three clicks allows you to choose from three different power levels. These are 3.2 volts (red), 3.4 volts (blue), and 3.6 volts (green), and the power applied will be determined by the pod you have installed all the way up to a rather impressive 30 watts when using the 0.4ohm pod.
Above this is a large cut-out that’s intended to allow you to quickly see how much e-liquid you have left. In practice I found that this wasn’t actually all that helpful except in very brightly lit areas and I found myself either tipping the pod on its side to look through the top section of the pod or simply removing the pod altogether. This would have been far more useful if this cut-out had been mirrored on the backside as then you would have been able to look through the pod and this would have worked as intended.
On one side you have a USB-C charging port, and in my test, this hit a peak charging rate of 1 amp. Total charging time was 1 hour and 18 minutes with a recorded capacity of 1049mAh which is above the stated capacity, a nice bonus. How long the battery will hold up will obviously be determined by which pod you are using, with both of the included direct lung pods this required charging daily, whilst with the mouth to lung pods, I could push this out to two days use.
The back of the Feelin A1 is rather plain and you can find the adjustable airflow located here which feeds directly into the pod recess below the pod. You can also see the auto draw tube, battery contacts, and magnets to secure the pods here. The magnets hold the pods in place very well here and grab on with a satisfying snap when you drop a pod into place. This easily passed the old shake test so you shouldn’t encounter issues losing pods in pockets and bags. The airflow control was a bit of a mixed bag, I found that it was sometimes too easy to accidentally adjust the airflow and that it was also quite common to find myself accidentally blocking the airflow altogether as it’s positioned directly opposite the power button.
Both the included pods (0.4ohms and 0.6ohms) are intended for direct lung and restricted direct lung use which is something of an oddity for this style of compact starter kit. The pods are refillable through a bung on the side which is plenty big enough that filling is easy, they are disposable though so once your coil is burnt out, the whole thing goes in the bin. These sport a modern mesh coil design and Nevoks were kind enough to let us know these are Ferro-Chrome coils (similar to kanthal), which means they are suitable for those of us with nickel sensitivity, I've been using these almost exclusively for a week and can happily report that they’ve caused me no issues.
The 0.4ohm pod is described as a direct lung draw, but I’d class it as more of a restricted direct lung, don’t go expecting sub-ohm tank performance here. Having said that, I really can’t complain about the flavour and even with a 3mg e-liquid, this has kept me satisfied. I did find with this pod that you needed to have the airflow closed down just a tiny amount to get the auto draw feature to work consistently.
I found that the 0.6ohm pod was the only pod where the auto draw worked flawlessly even with the airflow fully open. Once again this is a restricted direct lung draw, and I found the performance to be about on par with the 0.4ohm pod so this would probably be my pick out of the included pods as the Feelin A1 simply feels as if it’s been optimized for use with this.
Nevoks sent out packs of the 0.8ohm and 1.2ohm pods so I could try the whole range. These come in packs of three with each pod coming in individually sealed plastic wrappers.
These feature a different fill method where you snap the mouthpiece off to reveal a fill bung on top. This is even easier to fill than the direct lung pods, but be sure not to lose the mouthpiece whilst you’re filling up.
I tried the 0.8ohm pod first as this was more interesting to me as the MTL option because it’s a modern loose draw, and even from an exploratory draw on an empty 1.2ohm pod, I could tell that was going to be way too tight for my preference (more on that in a moment!). This was perfect for my style of vaping, but I’m sure MTL purists would scoff and still class this as a restricted direct lung hit. Once again, the auto draw feature wouldn’t work reliably unless I had the airflow closed by about two thirds.
Finally onto the 1.2ohm pod, and initially I couldn’t get anything out of this at all. It was only after I removed the top cap that I realized that the chimney was blocked by the silicone bung. This was quickly remedied by poking the offending bit of silicone out of the way, clearly this hadn’t been done at the factory, so I checked one of the other pods and that was fine, so this was probably a one-off. With this done, I again found the airflow needed to be closed right down for the auto draw to work reliably, but again the coil performed well so this is probably the best option if you want a tighter draw.
All of the pods seemed to perform at their best on the middle (blue) power setting with no discernible increase in flavour at the highest setting (green). The pods also have a leak free design which has performed well, I’ve not had any leaks or condensation issues all week with these.
- Nice finish on the Feelin A1
- Adjustable power levels
- Good battery life
- All the pods give good flavour
- Auto draw feature doesn’t always work reliably
- Too easy to accidentally block or adjust the airflow
The Nevoks Feelin A1 is quite a versatile little kit if you want something that can go right the way from a mouth to lung through to a restricted direct lung vape in one small pocketable package. Once I’d gotten used to holding this a certain way to ensure I wasn’t blocking the airflow, then all the pods worked flawlessly with good flavour, and the ferrochrome coils means that this should be suitable for everyone.