Pod System Reviews

OXVA Xlim Pro Pod Kit

OXVA are really crushing things with their pod kits and we got to take a look at the new OXVA XLIM Pro kit

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OXVA asked if I’d be interested in taking a look at their latest starter kit, the XLIM Pro. Whilst I’ve used plenty of OXVA kits in the past, these have all tended to be their more advanced direct lung kits like the Origin X which I’ve always been very happy with, so I was quite looking forward to trying out one of their more mouth to lung orientated kits and seeing how it held up compared to similar pod systems.

Specifications

  • 112.5 x 25 x 14.5mm
  • 67 grams
  • 1000mah internal battery
  • USB-C 2 Amp charging
  • 0.42 inch OLED screen + RGB power light
  • Adjustable power 5~30 watts
  • Auto draw or button activation
  • Adjustable airflow
  • New top fill 2ml PCTG pod

OXVA XLIM Pro first look

The XLIM Pro comes in a veritable rainbow with no less than eight colour options to choose from, I was sent the “Gleamy Gray” version which graduates from a dark gunmetal at the base to a bright silver at the top with reflective strips running the length of the battery giving it a glittery effect which changes with the light. Six of the colour options follow this trend. I have to say out of the box it’s quite striking, but for those of you wanting something a little more toned down, two “carbon fiber” versions are available as well. As this is aimed at the starter segment, the pack-ins are quite basic as you might expect with a brief user guide, a lanyard, and a USB-C charge cable; you do at least get two pods included though (0.6 and 0.8ohms).

OXVA XLIM Pro close up

The main chassis of the XLIM Pro is zinc alloy so it has a decent amount of heft to it and feels solidly built, it’s still only about 67 grams fully loaded though so it’s not too intrusive when placed in pockets. There’s a 0.42 inch OLED screen plus RGB power light on the front panel and a small airflow control on one side which is mirrored on the other side by a small power button. You have a pod recess at the top which holds the pod in place with magnets, this easily passed the shake test with the pod staying firmly in place, and finally at the base is a USB-C charge port.

One of the improvements over previous X series kits is the 1000mAh battery with updated two amp charging capability. In my test, this hit a peak charge rate of 1.76 amps with a final recorded charge of 986mAh. The most impressive part though was this was achieved in just 42 minutes which means that even if you run out of power, you can be up and running again in mere minutes.

OXVA XLIM Pro screen

On the face of the XLIM Pro, there’s a 0.42 inch OLED screen and even though this is small by modern standards, the information you need is all clearly laid out and is easy to read. Everything is controlled by the small button on the side of the device with a simple one button operation that’s easy to learn, and you have up to 30 watts to play with but the power will be limited according to the pod you have installed, 18 watts maximum for the 0.8ohm pod for example, which is a great feature and will stop newcomers burning out coils (unless they dry fire them of course).

Under the main OLED screen, there’s a small RGB power light which activates whenever you use the coil. At first, I thought that this was a bit superfluous until I realized that if you only use the auto draw function rather than the power button then this is the only thing that will light up. This also has four selectable modes which can be accessed by quickly pressing the power button twice; the first (default) mode resembles a disco and I didn’t find it all that useful, the second and third modes show you the approximate power remaining changing through green, blue, and red as your battery depletes which was far more practical, and finally you can turn it off altogether. Over time I’ve used this more than the main OLED screen as I’ve tended to use the auto draw function which has been superbly reliable.

OXVA XLIM Pro pod

Of course the make or break of these starter kits is the pods and you get two included in the package, a 12~16 watt 0.8ohm pod and a 20~25 watt 0.6ohm pod. Both feature a non-replaceable modern mesh coil housed in a 2ml PCTG pod with a comfortable mouthpiece and a fairly clear finish meaning you can easily see your liquid level in use. These are compatible with other members of the XLIM series as well except the XLIM-C which uses replaceable coils.

The pods for the XLIM Pro come with a new top fill design with the fill port conveniently placed on one side. For the first few days I found myself forgetting this was the case and was automatically pulling the pod out to fill as you would with most other pod systems, D’oh! Once I’d gotten out of this habit though, this has been easy to use and is certainly a lot more convenient.

Flavour on the coils is top notch, easily matching some of my favourite pod systems. The adjustable power levels along with the small airflow control on the side allows you to really dial the vape into your preference and this has all been a leak and condensation free experience as well, so these get the seal of approval from me.

Pros

  • Great top fill pods
  • Fast charging 1000mAh battery

Cons

  • Nothing to complain about here folks!

Conclusion

I’ve enjoyed my time with the OXVA XLIM Pro, the pods are top notch for a kit of this kind and that 42 minute charge time simply knocks this out of the park. I’ve always liked OXVAs direct lung kits, and now I’m happy to add their mouth to lung XLIM Pro kit to that list.

OXVA XLIM Pro handcheck

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Antony Lord

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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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