Five-Star Rating System
In the looks department, I think VapeOnly did a solid job with the looks, matching up the drip tip. I do like that. Nice job on that. Even though it’s a proprietary drip tip, on pure aesthetics, I have to give them a solid three stars.
As far as form-factor goes, it’s very comfortable to hold. There’s a couple of different ways to hold it. It’s not big, it’s not bulky, it’s light. I like the way it feels in my hand. We’re going to give it a solid three stars in that category as well.
Performance-wise, even though the flavor is good, the VapeOnly vPipe mini lacks a lot of options that should have been included. Number one, the capacity should have been bigger on both the e-juice capacity and the battery capacity. Number two, it should have an adjustable airflow. It does not. And number three, it’s got that proprietary drip tip. So what happens if you strip this drip tip out? You’re SOL. I gotta chalk that up somewhere. This one loses a lot of stars in this category. We’re going to rank it at around one and a half stars as far as the performance goes. Even though it’s got good flavor, it’s missing a lot of things. That’s why it scored so low.
In the value category, I’m going to give the VapeOnly vPipe mini two stars. I just think at $25, this thing’s a little bit overpriced. I think something like this should be around the $20 mark, maybe even $18.99. I just think it’s a little much for $25 when you compare it to something like the Caliburn that I can go and get for $20 as well. So we’re going to give it two stars as far as value goes.
And all these stars up over here, and you get a nine and a half stars, total score. We’re going to take that nine and a half stars and we’re going to divide it by four. That’s going to give us a total score of 2.375 for the VapeOnly vPipe mini. So just under two and a half stars. I think that’s exactly where it belongs because two and a half stars to me is something that’s going to be average. And the VapeOnly vPipe mini is a little bit below average.
- Simple To Use: It’s simple. The VapeOnly vPipe mini is simple to use. You just fill the thing up and vape. That’s a pro
- Good Flavor: I get good flavor off this thing. I got a nice vanilla tobacco in here, and the flavor is actually really good, surprisingly good
- You Can MTL or DL Hit It: You can either mouth-to-lung this or you can kind of slip it and give it a DL hit. It’s got a nice flavor when you mouth-to-lung it, that’s my preferred way to vape it. But if you want to, you can slip it a little bit and actually get a DL hit out of it. So while it doesn’t have adjustable airflow, I like the fact that you can do both. We’ll chalk up a pro to that for the VapeOnly vPipe mini
- Feels Nice in the Hand: It does feel nice in the hand. There’s a bunch of different ways you can hold it. You can hold it like a cigarette, you could wrap your fingers around the faux bowl part over there. There’s a couple of different ways you can hold it. It’s comfortable, definitely a pro
- Very Smooth Airflow: The airflow for the VapeOnly vPipe mini is very smooth
- Drip Tip Matches the Wood Finish Well: I love the way they match that wood drip tip to the wood finish. It looks badass, looks really nice. I think they did a nice job on it. As far as the overall aesthetics go, it does look like a mini-pipe. So I think they did a good job on the actual looks of this thing. So we’ll give it a pro for that as well
- Proprietary Drip Tip: The proprietary drip tip. That’s a big no-no. It’s a con
- Battery Capacity: The battery capacity on the VapeOnly vPipe mini is 360mAh. I wish it was a little bigger. I would have liked to see somewhere in the 500 range, especially considering the size of the pipe. So, not impressed by the battery capacity
- No Adjustable Airflow: No adjustable airflow, that’s a con
- 1.5ml Capacity: 1.5 ml capacity for the VapeOnly vPipe mini. Yeah, I get it, it’s a mouth-to-lung setup, but I need at least 2mls. It’s a con
- Light Doesn’t Go Off When Fully Charged: When you plug this in, the light stays on that lets you know that it’s plugged in, but it doesn’t ever go off. So I don’t know when it’s fully charged. Now, they’re saying that it takes up to 45 minutes to fully charge. So if you buy this thing and you want to be safe and you know that you were kind of on the low end of the battery scale, make sure you leave it plugged in for at least 45 minutes. But it’s a con. The light should go off when it’s fully charged
No real deal-breakers. This isn’t an expensive type of setup so we’re not going to be that picky with it.
What’s up? DeucesJack here at VapingInsider.com. Today, we’re going to go over the VapeOnly vPipe mini.
From Top to Bottom
Check this out. This is a little different.
Got a nice, little vPipe in there, a little bit of faux wood grain. Nice matching drip tip. This is basically a disposable tank. Nice drip tip. In order to fill this, you just take the drip tip off. It’s a combination drip tip top cap, which I’m not crazy about. Comes right off like that, and you just fill in that open area. So it’s a proprietary drip tip. You lose this, you’re just shit out of luck. So that’s a con. To put it back on, you just screw it back like that. The drip tip itself is comfortable, it’s got a nice, comfortable draw to it. But I don’t like that it also is a top cap as well.
In order to take the tank off, you just unscrew it like this. Now, believe it or not, that is a 510 connection. It does have a 510 connection on the other side of the tank as well. Gold-plated 510. I don’t have a problem with disposable tanks like this. I really don’t. I know a lot of people hate them. My issue with this tank is you only get one, and I just don’t like that. The output voltage on this is 3.4V. It does a maximum wattage of 11W, and the battery is 360mAh. The tank holds 1.5mls and it’s an above ohm tank. It’s a 1ohm tank. Charging time on this whole thing takes about 45 minutes. They’re saying that the main material on this is zinc alloy. And I kind of believe that because for a little thing, it does have some weight to it. It is a nice vape. I had no issues with the vape quality of it. There is no adjustable airflow. You cannot swap the coil out. The draw on it is very nice. It’s definitely a mount-to-long draw. And I gotta say, the flavor on it has been pretty good as well.
What’s In The Box?
Also included in the box of the VapeOnly vPipe mini starter kit, you get this nice, flat micro USB cable. You get a warranty card, a user manual, a QC certificate, and some spare o-rings. You only get one tank in the vPipe mini starter kit. That’s bullshit, you cannot sell kits with only one
Let’s go over some of the specs on the VapeOnly vPipe Mini.
- Dimensions: 129 x 22 x 21.2 millimeters
- Colors: Brass, Black, Matte Black, Wood
- Juice Capacity: 1.5ml
- Battery: 360mAh
- Charge Time: 45 minutes (from dead to full)
- Has an 11w maximum
- Is an auto-draw device
Big shout out to Avenue 40 for sending this one my way for this review. Thank you, guys. Sorry, I’m a little late on this one, but I definitely appreciate the support. You guys just sent it to me at a time when I was busy doing Best Of, so this one got pushed around in the queue a little bit. My apologies.
And that’s it, Insiders. That’s all I got for you today. You keep living that vape life. We’re out of here.
- Simple To Use
- Good Flavor
- You Can MTL or DL Hit It
- Feels Nice in the Hand
- Very Smooth Airflow
- Drip Tip Matches the Wood Finish Well
- Proprietary Drip Tip
- Battery Capacity
- No Adjustable Airflow
- 1.5ml Capacity
- Light Doesn't Go Off When Fully Charged