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A Look at: The Kanger EVOD

There seems to be some global conspiracy! Every time I label a clearomizer with my “*k it too much hassle” stamp a brand new more promising one comes out.. and we’re back to the beginning. This is exactly what happened with Kanger, I loved the idea of the T3 and MT3 but once I gave up on trying to get some consistency out of them they came up with the new and improved EVOD (and protank..but that’s a different post).

This isn’t a review, however, despite it starting as one. You see what happened was this: I got a nice price on an EVOD and 3 heads (the included one and 2 LR ones).. and I got a completely different vaping experience from each of the heads to the point where even now, 3 weeks later, I just can’t make up my mind on the whole system! So instead I will post some photos, take a look at the clearomizer and head system and leave it at that. Pretty much the same thing I always do but without a fucking conclusion.. deal with it!

Let’s get started with a small (optional) rant:

What is going on with Kanger? Just how many different lines of the same clearomizer does one company need? I thought the EVOD would be a small improvement over the T3/MT3 situation but no! That just won’t cut it, they then went on to design the T3S and MT3S which are basically two piece bases for the T3 and MT3 so you only need to replace the head where the coil is.. pretty much like the EVOD!

How fundamentally different can all these clearomizers be if they are basically the same principle in different shaped heads? How about you just release the best one? Or if you are that afraid of losing the familiar name of the successful T3 why release the EVOD to begin with? Or how about you just make a large batch of T3 heads and then give the T3 crowd a coupon for a cheaper EVOD once they are sold out so you can move them over?

As if that wasn’t enough we then get the Protank and Protank MINI which is basically an EVOD with a glass tube! This isn’t cars motherfucker, you don’t need a full range of models. A big one and a small one would do it.

The construction shares many it’s lines and function with the MT3 and MT3s. It’s a metal sleeve with a little window and a clear tank holding 1,6ml’s of e-liquid. It’s slightly slimmer and doesn’t have that annoying knurling from the T3/MT3.. if this is intentional so the T3 heads will just not fit is not something I have information on, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it was.

Never-the-less the slimmer line is very welcome since unlike the T3’s these almost fit on an ego battery, naturally, Kanger wouldn’t care about this since they seem to fit on their own EVOD batteries.. which I haven’t seen sold many places. One of my tests was in fact on a standard eGo battery (with the LR head).

The changes come in a newer replaceable head system which is now a 2 piece assembly, similar to the eGo-C the connector holds the head. Much unlike the eGo-C, however, the head sticks out of the bottom of the connector to draw power directly from the battery/mod.

In function, this is exactly like the T3, a bottom coil with two little wicks coming out of the side and a silicon ring insulating the juice from the central air tube. Just like their predecessors flipping the silica ring upside down and removing a few strands of silica seems to aid wicking a bit.. at the additional risk of leaking.

If you are to remove a few strands of silica do it from the topside, there are a few strands sitting on top of the coil there.

Kanger EVOD head disassembled, showing extra wicking on top of the coil
  • Leaking has not been an issue with this what-so-ever

    Airdraw, I heard of people sealing off one of the air holes to get the draw a bit stiffer. I don’t like an airy draw yet this wasn’t an issue with any of the 3 heads I was testing

    Vapor production was decent on all 3

    Now.. the vape (and reason this isn’t a review):
    Commonly on all 3 heads, the first tankful was abysmal. This isn’t strange really, some break-in period is usually required. On the second tank full, the heads went their separate ways

    Head 1: the included head at 2.5ohms. Horrible! Muted flavor and slow wicking, this is the one I got to play with the most to increase the wicking speed.
    Head 2: LR 1.7ohm. Disgusting! Burned flavor throughout the range of the evic and no amount of tweaks managed to fix it
    Head 3: LR 1.7ohm. Wonderful! Compared to other clearos this was the spoonful of sugar that makes the medicine go down; lovely flavor picking up even some of the lighter juices and flavor notes, lots of vapor and good throat hit. If they were all like this I might have been tempted away from my trusty atomizer setups. Alas, it was not.

    Hence the dilemma, 3 heads, and 3 completely different experiences. I’m not giving up on this.. the heads are cheap and I plan to order a couple more with future juice orders. For one, the idea of an easily portable setup that works is worth the extra couple of bucks to try.