Artery Pal 18650 Review

Updated on: 2020-05-14

Five-Star Rating System

LOOKS

– 2.5
It’s going to get a very average score and it deserves a very average score. Let me explain why. There’s no groundbreaking form factor here. It’s just a little box. As far as I know, it’s only available in two colors. Yes, it’s compact. It’s a little stealthy. It’s a little bit on the stealthy side. But it’s nothing groundbreaking. It’s nothing “Oh-my-god”. It’s basically just average. So let’s give it an average score of 2.5 stars.

PERFORMANCE

– 3.5
I’m going to give it 3.5 stars. The coils for this are really great. However, there really isn’t a coil that takes full advantage of the 60W that this box is able to do. You can do that with the RBA section, but it’s a separate purchase. So that’s why I gave it 3.5 stars.

AIRFLOW

– 2.5
Airflow on this is a tad loud. It’s a little bit on the sloppy side because of the sight glass window. I still think they should have covered that sight glass window, because it would have given it better flavor. In the airflow department, we’re going to give it an average score of 2.5 stars.

VALUE

– 3
I’ve been seeing it go anywhere from $27-35. Look, it’s not a bad little kit. It’s not a bad little out and about kit. It’s not a bad little kit to take when you go to the corner store, you’re walking the dog, or you’re going to the local bar. It’s a nice little knock around sort of kick. In this category, again, it’s just going to score a little bit above average, we’re going to give it 3 stars.

OVERALL RATING

– 2.875
We’re going to take all these stars, we’re going to add them up for a total star count of 11.5. We’re going to take those 11.5 stars, we’re going to divide them by four and we’re going to come up with an average score of 2.875. And that’s slightly above what I consider average. And you know, according to the way I scored it, that’s exactly where it belongs. It really is. The Artery Pal 18650 kit doesn’t do anything really, really well. At the same time, it doesn’t do anything really, really bad. It’s very meh. It’s very middle of the road.

Pros

Let’s get into the pros for the Artery Pal 18650

  • 510 Drip Tip: I touched on it a little bit already, the Artery Pal 18650 has a replaceable 510 drip tip, that’s a definite pro.
  • Takes a 18650 Battery: It only goes up to 60W. You’re going to get great battery life on the Artery Pal 18650 because it only goes up to 60W. I wish they would have had a higher wattage coil available for it. Right now, I think the highest wattage coil is 28W. So you’re forced to run this at a little bit of half of the wattage that it actually goes to. So that’s going to give you great battery life. Of course, with the RBA section, you could build accordingly. But I’m just talking about the coils right now.
  • Great Coils: Artery makes some great coils, and these coils for the Artery Pal 18650 are no different. They’re fantastic and very flavorful. I vaped this at 28W and it is not bad at all for this little guy. The flavor is there, the saturation is there. It’s just a nice, little performer.
  • Type-C Charging: The Artery Pal 18650 has type-c charging, I love that.
  • LED Light: I also love the fact that when you click the Artery Pal 18650 off, it has an LED light that flashes, which lets you know that it goes off. That’s definitely a pro. You don’t have to flip the panel to see if your screen is off. I like that a lot. It’s one of those little things that they put in there that’s just very well thought out.
  • Decent Build Quality: The Artery Pal 18650 has decent build quality.
  • Form Factor: The Artery Pal 18650 has a nice form factor.
  • Side Panels: The side panels for the Artery Pal 18650 are very solid, they don’t move.
  • Fires Fast: The Artery Pal 18650 fires fast.
  • Easy Menu System: The Artery Pal 18650 has an easy menu system because it’s a power mode only mod.
  • Pocketable: The Artery Pal 18650 is very pocketable. I like the compactness of this little kit.

Cons

Let’s get into the cons for the Artery Pal 18650

  • Covered Screen: I don’t know why they did it, but they covered the screen for the Artery Pal 18650 . I get it, they were going for the whole Billet Box, look and everything. But I would have liked to have seen a little cutout for the screen, something where I could see it, where I know where I’m at. Just a little nitpicky con, maybe some people may not agree. But I got to chalk it up as a con.
  • Branding: That branding. Artery, Artery, who you think you are, Voopoo? No need for that type of branding for the Artery Pal 18650. I don’t like it. It’s a con.
  • Airflow: Airflow on the Artery Pal 18650 is a little bit on the noisy side. And the reason for the airflow being a little bit on the noisy side is because of that sight glass window. That’s another thing. I think they should have covered it. You’re definitely getting some more airflow through that window. I think it would have been a good idea if they covered it. If you put your thumb over it and vape it, you can definitely feel the difference. It definitely gets more flavorful.
  • Drip Tip: The drip tip on the Artery Pal 18650 is too short. But the good news is it takes 510 drip tips so I use my own.
  • RBA Section is a Separate Purchase: That’s a con. It should have been included in the Artery Pal 18650 kit.

But that’s it on the cons, nothing terrible.

Intro

What’s going on, Insiders? DeucesJack at Vaping Insider. Today, we’re going to be going over another Pal from Artery. We’re talking about the Artery Pal 18650.
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That’s right. You heard me correct. This one takes an 18650.

From Top To Bottom

Take this out, comes in some plastic like this. Boom.
pal01First thing you want to do when you get your Artery Pal 18650, You want to peel off that plastic. See that? Take it right off. Another one on the other side. Peel it right off, just like that. This thing feels kind of light in the hand with no batteries in it. I have to say that. It does get a little schmutzy because it is kind of shiny. But you can see, the buttons got a little bit of a raise right there. There’s your type-c port right there. That’s where you’re getting your airflow from. And there is your site class. A little bit of Artery branding on here, a little too loud for me, Artery. You guys got to back off on that shit. Here is your drip tip right here. 510-style drip tip. Nothing earth-shattering over here. It’s nice and comfortable, goes well with the mod.

pal02Now on the bottom, you’re going to see more Artery branding. Here’s these two little fingernail tabs right here. Pop them off just like that. And off comes your door. The magnets are hidden, but the door is actually pretty nice. See that? It don’t move. It don’t move sideways, it don’t move up and down. This thing is tight. I like that. I like that a lot. Other side with the fire button, same thing. Pop it on, line it up, and it don’t move. I like it. Awesome, awesome job on that.

Let’s stay on this side, kind of digging that red fire button. Nice and clicky. I do like that.
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Black on black battery indicator markings. I don’t like that. This is a positive side up. You get your spring-loaded contact on top here, gold plated. Got a button style, gold plated contact on the bottom. So when you install your batteries, you want to put the positive side in first, push up and down. And there you go. Put your cover back on. And like I said, it don’t move. Now as soon as you put the battery in there, you can feel the weight change which I kind of like because it makes it feel a little better. Flip it over, open up this side right.
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And now you’re going to notice you got your tank section here with your coil. You can just pop this open right here and fill without removing the tank section. I like that. Nice job on that.

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In order to pop the tank section out. Just get your nail in there and kind of give it a little wiggle. Wiggle it just a little bit. Get it right out like that. Once that tank section is out, you’re going to notice it is nice and clear. I love it.
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Fill port is definitely big enough to displace air. I actually liked that little teardrop cut that they did in order to displace the air. Nice job on thinking about that Artery.

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Here’s your adjustable airflow, stoppers on both ends, you can see. On the top here, that’s your draw hole, little bit of overhang right there to keep everything at bay. I like that. Keep it nice and snug. That’s the part of your coil that’s going to make contact with those three prongs right in there, and that’s going to fire your coil.

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In order to access your coil, you unscrew the base, just like so. Now here’s the coil 0.4ohm mesh coil, good for 20-28W.
pal09These are those Artery coils. These are really easy to get. They’re really good coils, you should have no problem finding coils for this device. These coils are readily available everywhere. I vaped on this 0.4ohm coil. It’s very nice. You also get a type-c cable for charging. Awesome, awesome job that this has type c charging.

pal11Now what I like about what Artery did is you get two different bases. You can see, this is another base right here. The beautiful thing about this kit is it allows you to run two different coils. You can run the IP coils, which are very easy to get. The 0.5ohm, good for 20-28W, or you can run the HP coils. Again, very easy to get. Most any vape shop carries these. 1.4 ohm, good for 7-11W. So what Artery did was they gave you both bases to run two different coils. Awesome, awesome job, Artery. I like that. I like that a lot.

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Let me show you the one I’ve been running. That’s not the drip tip that comes with. I think that’s a Wake Mod’s drip tip or it might be a Uwell drip tip. I forgot which one, but I just thought it looked dope on there so I put it on there. But I’ve been running the blue one. And now let me show you the screen and how everything works.

What’s In The Bag

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In the bag, you get a bunch of different spares, you get a spare plug, some spare o-rings, and you get a spare coil. This is the 1.4ohm mouth-to-lung coil, good for 7-11W.

Menu Screen

Size Comparison

pal14Let’s do a quick size comparison. These kinds of kits are getting very popular. You’re starting to see a lot of them come out. This one, the Artery Pal 18650 is a whole line of Pals. I think Tony B was even involved with one or two of them. But this line has been around a while. This new Wellon Beyond AIO is new. This is also a single 18650 AIO kit with a similar type of tank and coil. And then you have the Think Vape ZETA, I believe it is. This one is also very similar. You can see, small screen button and it’s got a similar type of tank, it also takes a single 18650. Now you can see the Beyond, very, very similar in size. Very similar in form factor. The Beyond definitely feels heavier because it’s metal. This is mostly plastic. Same thing with the ZETA. Much heavier, feels much more solid in the hand.

Does it vape better? I don’t know, man. It’s tough to beat those Artery P coils. They’re pretty badass. I enjoy them. They’re very consistent. Especially the 0.4ohm one. I really liked that one. And I know mount-to-lung-ers like the 1.4ohm one. They swear by it. If you’re a mount-to-lung-er and you want some versatility, a little bit of versatility in your draw, you might want to check out this Artery Pal 18650.

The Pro RBA Head

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Artery also sent me this Pro RBA head. Let me show it to you. I am not going to build this. I’m going to show you why in a second. It’s not that I can’t build it. The problem is this thing is just so tiny. If you want to go through, I just don’t see the point in going through building this because it’s just too tiny. Let me show you exactly what I’m talking about. Look how tiny that deck is.

I’m just not dealing with it. I just don’t think it’s worth the time. I’d rather buy HP coils. But if you want, there is an RBA head for it. They also give you this little adapter here, 510 adapter, so you can actually fire your coil and get the hotspots out. To be honest with you, I just don’t think it’s worth the effort. I really don’t. But it is nice for the people who do want it. They do have an RBA section. You get this little baggie of goodies right here. Phillips head screwdriver, and some spare o-rings, and deck screws as well.

Specs

Let’s get into some of the specs on the Artery Pal 18650.

  • Dimensions: 89 x 45 x 23.5mm
  • Battery: Single 18650
    Power Output: 60W maximum
  • Juice Capacity: 3ml
  • Fill System: Side Fill
  • Charging: Type-C, 1.5amp
  • Coils: 2 in kit (1×0.4ohm mesh coil, 20-28W + 1×1.40ohm MTL coil, 7-11W)
  • RBA Base: Purchase separately

Outro

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And that’s it on the Artery Pal 18650 review, Insiders. That’s all I got for you guys today. You keep living that vape life. We’re out. Deuces.

Pros
  • 510 Drip Tip
  • Takes A 18650 Battery
  • Great Coils
  • Type-C Charging
  • LED Light
  • Decent Build Quality
  • Form Factor
  • Side Panels
  • Fires Fast
  • Easy Menu System
  • Pocketable
Cons
  • Covered Screen
  • Branding
  • Airflow
  • Drip Tip
  • RBA Section is a Separate Purchase

Deals

Artery Pal 18650
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