Tesla Colt Mini 80W Kit Review

Tesla Colt Mini Kit Review

Tesla Colt Mini Kit

If you are a fan of the WYE chipset and you want it in the smallest form factor possible, then the Tesla Colt Mini Kit is a must buy for you. It’s a great little kit that is an extremely easy carry. Click the Buy Now button to get this great price.

$50.99

First Impression Out Of The Box:

The Tesla Colt Mini 80-watt kit comes nicely packaged in a very small box. The first tier has a foam insert with the mod held in it. Take the mod out and lift the foam insert to reveal your H8 tank, spare glass, and a very nice USB cable.

When I first received this mod, I was very excited because it is an extremely small mod with what I consider a lot of power for its size. Upon taking the mod out of the box, you can feel the quality of it right away. It’s actually on the heavy side for such a small mod. I was definitely surprised by the weight of the mod itself. My mod came with an 80% charge so all I really had to do was juice up the tank and put it on the mod. Let’s vape on it and talk about how the kit actually performs.

What’s In The Box:

  • 1 x Colt Mini Mod
  • 1 X H8 Mini (F2 Dual 0.15ohm coil pre-installed)
  • 1 x H8S Mini E4 Single 0.15ohm Coil
  • 1 x Glass Tube, 5 x Silicone O-ring
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 2 x User Manual

Tesla Colt Mini Kit Review

From Top To Bottom:

The Mod:

The top plate of the mod is held in place by 1-star screw. I have the Silver version of the Colt Mini and the body of it has a brushed-like silver finish. The 510 is located on the top left side of the mod and it has a gold-plated, spring-loaded connection. The 510 pin has a nice throw to it and a springy feel. There is a chrome ring going around the 510 connection that is slightly raised above the top plate of the mod. The stainless steel threading on the 510 connection is very smooth. The included atomizer, as well as other atomizers, have all sat flush on this 510 connection even though the ring around the 510 is slightly raised. The Colt Mini mod will hold a 24 mm atomizer with no overhang.

Tesla Colt Mini Kit Review

With the screen facing you, on the right side of the mod is where you will find the fire button. Like most mods with this chipset, the Colt Mini does fire fast and the button is very responsive. It is rectangular in shape and it is the same exact color of the mod. In fact, below the fire button, there are three other cutouts that almost look exactly like the fire button. They are the same shape but they do not protrude from the body of the mod. On the left side of the mod, there is a square raised pattern that aids you in gripping the mod. It does have a nice feel to it and it does provide the mod with some texture. Below the textured squares, there is a tiny hole that allows you to factory reset the mod.

Tesla Colt Mini Kit Review

On the backside of the mod, opposite the screen, there is a design as well as some Colt Mini branding. Below the Colt Mini branding, there is a USB port that is for charging the 2000 mAh internal battery of this mod. The mod only charges at 1 amp but since the battery is not that big, it’s really not a big deal. This seems to be the same exact chipset that is included in the WYE mod. While that chipset is fully upgradable, I have not been able to find out if this chipset is upgradable in this particular mod. If I find that information out, I will update this review.

Tesla Colt Mini Kit Review

The screen on the Colt Mini is the same exact screen that you will find on all of the WYE type mods. It is the same exact setup and layout. It’s a bright screen with a clear font that is easy to read. On the screen, you will be able to see your resistance, voltage, watts, temperature, preheat, material, battery life with a battery bar and percentage. Below the screen, there is some Tesla branding as well. All of the branding on this mod is very subtle and I have not found it to be intrusive at all.

On the side of the screen is where you will find the up and down button. They are nice buttons that are square in shape and they seem to be joined in the middle to form a rocker style type button. Both buttons are nice and clicky. My one problem with the buttons is the fact that they are in the opposite locations that most up and down buttons are located in. On this mod, the up button is on the left and the down button is on the right. This proves to be extremely annoying because I find myself hitting the right button when I want to increase the wattage and then I realized that my wattage is actually going down. The one saving grace about the buttons is that the mod does scroll in half-watt increments.

Tesla Colt Mini Kit Review

The Tank:

This is the same exact tank that is included in the WYE 85 Kit that Tesla produces. This is just a smaller capacity version that holds 2 mls. I have to admit I think of Tesla as more of a mod company than I do a tank company. The tank included in the kit is the Tesla H8 tank. It is very Baby Beast looking sort of tank and it actually performs very similar to a Baby Beast. That may be because the coils for the Baby Beast are actually compatible with this tank. That’s a good thing because Baby Beast coils are available everywhere and there’s nothing worse than getting a tank that uses a proprietary coil that is not widely available. The Baby Beast coils will fit in this tank and so will all of the other BB compatible coils on the market today. That gives you a pretty huge selection of coils.

Tesla Colt Mini Kit Review

The first con of this tank is going to have to be the drip tip. It’s a wide bore, comfortable, Delrin type of drip tip but it is neither 510 nor Goon style. Instead, it is a threaded drip tip. Really Tesla? Who came up with this brilliant DT? Suppose I lose it or strip the plastic threading? My tank is now useless. I want the ability to run Goon style or 510 drip tips. Optimally, vapers want a Goon style drip tip with an included 510 drip tip adapter. Anything different, and it’s going to be a con. As it stands, no other drip tips fit into this opening except for the one that comes in the kit. I have tried Goon style drip tips and Smok style drip tips and none of them fit.

Around the edge of the fill port cap, there is some H8 tank branding as well as some “open” lettering. It is on that side of the tank that you push the top cap forward in order for it to slide open. Once the top cap is open, you will see a Tic Tac-shaped fill port. It is on the small side and I do wish it was a little bigger. Most of today’s juice bottles will fit but the bullnose juice bottles will be a little sloppy when filling. Another slight con is that if you do get some juice on the top of the slider part when it is open, when you close the slider part of the tank some juice will squeeze out and run down your tank.

Tesla Colt Mini Kit Review

The inside of the fill port cap has an o’ring that holds the glass section in place. This tank does have a 2 ml capacity. The chimney on the tank is short and wide bore. It is very conducive to flavor because the bottom of the chimney screws directly into the top of the coil and the flavor from the vapor does not have far to go. There is an o’ring at the end of the chimney that does a good job of sealing everything up.

Tesla Colt Mini Kit Review

This tank does have a screw-in type of coil system and the threading on the interior of the base is very smooth. I have had no problem threading the coils into the tank. On the outside bottom of the tank, there are two cyclops style airflow slots, this is a bottom airflow tank. The AFC is smooth and it does have stoppers on both sides. In between the two airflow slots, there is some light knurling that gives you a good grip when adjusting the AFC. On the bottom of the tank, there is some Tesla branding. The 510 pin looks to be either stainless steel or silver-plated. There is an insulator ring under it and it does have smooth stainless steel threading around it. The base is 25 mm in diameter.

The Coils:

  • F2 dual coil .15 ohm coil (preinstalled)
  • E4 single coil .15 ohm coil

I tried the pre-installed coil first. It has a rating of 50 – 90 watts. At 50 watts, it is a decent vape but it seems lacking in clouds and flavor. At 60 watts, the flavor and clouds definitely got better. At 70 watts, the coil seems to reach its peak but the battery life of the mod suffers in a significant way. 80 watts was just a little too hot for my liking and 90 watts was definitely too hot for me with no increase in clouds or flavor. I’d say this coil does best on this mod at right around 65 watts. For me, that was the best compromise of clouds, flavor, and battery life on this kit.

The next coil I tried was the E4 .15 ohm coil. This coil is rated 30 – 70 watts with a best of rating of 45 – 60 watts. I started this coil off slow at 30 watts and the vape was pretty weak. I popped it up to 40 watts and things got better. At 50 watts, the flavor and clouds were very good. At 60 watts, I really did not notice a difference when compared to 50 watts. I think 50 watts is the sweet spot for this coil.

Tesla Colt Mini Kit Review

Overall, I’d have to say that both coils performed very well. I definitely liked the higher wattage coil a lot better. It’s more my style of vape but the other coil is very flavorful as well. I like the fact that Tesla did a really nice job of matching up these coils with this mod and its parameters. Both coils have very good flavor and they will give you that Smok Baby Beast type of vape.

The Look, Feel, and General Aesthetics Of The Mod:

This one is a stealthy little kit and it has a very nice power to size ratio. When you look at the small size of this mod and realize that it’s capable of 80 watts, it is kind of astounding. I mean this mod can fit in almost any one’s closed fist and you will not see the mod. It is really small and it performs because it has a WYE chipset in it. I absolutely loved the finish on the mod and I like all the little cut outs and designs that they put on it. It gives the mod some really nice texture and grip when you are holding it. I also think Tesla did a great job in matching up this particular version of the H8 tank with this mod.

Tesla Colt Mini Kit Review

While I’m not a big fan of tanks that have a 2ml capacity, I think this one works really well with this mod. The mod and the tank look fantastic together. I have found myself using other atomizers on this mod as well. The one that comes to mind, in particular, is my Wasp Nano. I think it looks great on this mod and since I’m running a single coil, I get great battery life at around 40 watts.

The Board:

The Tesla Colt Mini uses a proprietary board by Tesla. This board is capable of 80 watts and it has a temperature range of 200 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. It does have a minimum resistance of .1 ohms. Of course, there is a full temperature control suite and it will TC, Ni, Ti, and SS. It also has three memory slots for those of you that use the TCR settings.

There are also three preheat settings that are soft, medium, and hard. The preheat settings are available in power and TC mode. There is also a curve feature available in power mode only. The preheat settings work very well and I do find myself using them a lot in most situations. I’m not a big wattage curve guy but I did test it and it does work well. Basically, there are no surprises here because this is a throttled down version of the WYE Chipset with a 2000 mAh internal battery powering it.

The Menu System:

  • Click the fire button 5 times to turn the mod on and lock the mod.
  • Hold down the minus button with the fire button to lock the keys. The mod will still fire but you will not be able to adjust the wattage or temperature.
  • Click the fire button three times to have access to all the settings.
  • Once you have access, use the +/- to scroll through the settings.
  • Once you find the setting, you want to adjust click the fire button to select that setting.
  • Once you select the setting, you want to adjust use the plus-minus buttons to make adjustments.

This is an extremely simple and very intuitive menu system. You can literally sit down with this mod for 2 minutes and figure it out without looking at the instruction booklet.

How Does It Vape?

I like the way this kit vapes. I actually like the fact that Tesla took some time and thought into the proper coils to use for this kit. They don’t seem to be too overrated like some coils are for some kits. These coils seem to suit this kit just fine. I have reviewed this tank before and I like the way it performs. There really are no surprises here because we are dealing with a WYE chipset as well. It’s an excellent performing board and one of the better values on the market today. Like most mods that use this chipset, I find it to be extremely accurate in wattage mode, and in TC mode, it is also very competent. This mod is capable of doing TC very well and in wattage mode, it hits nice and hard for a regulated mod, especially if you make good use of the preheat functions.

I find myself grabbing this mod a lot when I am going out of the house on quick little trips. It’s very light and an extremely easy carry. I like the fact that it gives me enough power for the type of flavor and clouds that I enjoy. It’s so small and it fits so easily in any type of pocket. I am actually surprised at how many times I actually reach for it when I go out. It’s basically a nano version of the WYE chipset. It performs the same exact way and the tank included is an extremely competent tank.

What Would Make It better:

  • Get Rid Of That Screw In Drip Tip
  • Up And Down Buttons Are On The Wrong Side

I’ve hit Tesla on this before when it comes to this tank. It’s absolutely ridiculous that they include a screw-in style drip tip. It’s a threaded drip tip and if you strip it or lose it, you would basically render the tank useless. I see no reason for a company to ever include a threaded drip tip in any tank, ever. They really need to up their game when it comes to the drip tip on this tank. I would have preferred a 510 or Goon style drip tip.

The most annoying thing about using this mod is the up and down buttons. They put the up and down buttons on the wrong side. I am used to having my up button on the right side and my down button on the left side. That is not the case with the Colt Mini mod. I can’t tell you how many times I have gone to adjust my mod and realized that I am hitting the wrong button. It is just an extremely annoying feature and I really wish Tesla would have paid attention to this before releasing the mod. It wouldn’t be that bad if there was a way to flip the screen. That would have made everything right but I have not found the way to flip the screen on this mod.

Conclusion:

If you are a fan of the WYE chipset and you want it in the smallest form factor possible, then this mod is a must buy for you. It’s a great little kit that is an extremely easy carry. Not only is it easy to carry but it has a proven chipset in it with a nice little tank that uses the Baby Beast family of coils. What more could you really ask for in a stealthy little kit? This one is DeucesJack approved. If you need a pocketable little kit, you will not be disappointed by the Colt Mini Kit. Go pick one up and get your stealth vape on.

Tesla Colt Mini Kit

If you are a fan of the WYE chipset and you want it in the smallest form factor possible, then the Tesla Colt Mini Kit is a must buy for you. It’s a great little kit that is an extremely easy carry. Click the Buy Now button to get this great price.

$50.99

Pros & Cons:

A note about Pros and Cons. These are my Pros and Cons. They are very subjective. What may be a pro to me could be a con to you and vice versa.

Pros of the Mod:
  • Well Made
  • Great Power To Size Ratio
  • Lots Of Texture
  • No Button Rattle
  • Quality 510
  • Proven Chipset
  • Very Good TC
  • Charges Fast
  • Good Battery Life
  • Accurate
  • Preheat
  • TCR
  • Simple Menu
  • Nice Screen With A Clear Font
  • Very Pocketable
  • Compact
  • Scrolls In .5 Watt Increments
  • Holds 24 mm Atomizers With No Overhang
  • Looks
  • Form Factor

Cons of the Mod:
  • Up And Down Buttons
  • Battery Life Is Bad Above 60 Watts

Pros of the Tank:
  • Top Fill Slider System
  • Nice Coils
  • Good Capacity
  • Spare Glass
  • Build Quality
  • Nice Flavor
  • Good Cloud Production
  • Smooth Airflow
  • Compatible With Baby Beast Coils

Cons of the Tank:
  • Threaded Drip Tip
  • Fill Port Is Small

Specs:

  • Zinc alloy construction
  • Output wattage: 7-80W
  • Temperature range: 100’C-300’C/200’F-600’F
  • Resistance range: 0.1-3.0ohm (KA mode)/0.05-1.0ohm (Ti/Ni 200/SS316/TCR mode)
  • Taste mode:Norm/Soft/Hard/User
  • Memory mode: M1/M2/M3
  • Max output voltage: 8.5V
  • Max output current: 30A
  • Output mode: KA/TC-SS316/TC-Ni200/TC-Ti/TCR mode
  • 6 protection configuration keep you safe vaping
  • Powered by 2000mAh built-in battery
  • 510 threading connection
  • Micro-USB charging port
  • Capacity: 2ml
  • Convenient top filling design
  • Coil: F2 dual core 0.15 ohm & E4 .15 ohm coil
  • Bottom airflow for smooth and massive vapor
  • 510 threading connection

Deuces Jack is a well-known member of the VapingUnderground forums where he quickly became respected for his honest opinions and willingness to help other members. He is now a regular content contributor for Vaping Insider. When he’s not vaping or unboxing the latest products for review, he can be found riding motorcycles close to his home in New York.

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