Smok AL85 Kit Review

If you fell in love with the Smok Alien 220W, then you will also surely will want to lay your eyes on the Smok AL85.  How these two are alike? Find out here.

Presented in the usual Smok packaging, the Smok AL85 kit contains an AL85 mod, a 3-ml TFV8 Baby Tank, a pre-installed V8 Baby-Q2 0.4Ω coil, a V8 Baby-Q2 core (0.6Ω dual coils), a USB charging cable, and a user manual. This is available for as low as AUD $74.95 at Colors available are black and champagne gold, black and gun metal, black and red, and silver. Everything you might actually need is found inside the box, except an 18650 battery and e-juice.

Dubbed by some as Alien Baby or Alien Mini, the Smok AL85 is an impressive miniaturized design of the Smok Alien 220W but packed with ample performance, user-friendly ergonomics, and portability factor. Although it measures only 71 mm by 48 mm by 27 mm, it has a huge array of features and specs to offer.

The Smok Alien AL85 comes with a top-loaded battery cap that can house a single high-amp 18650 removable battery. You can simply unscrew the metal cap if you want to insert the battery. The task is very simple and threading on the cap is fine. The cap is also located near the edge of the mod, leaving more room to accommodate the tank.

Its power output ranges between 1 watt and 85 watts and has a sophisticated temperature control ranging from 200oF (100oC) to 600oF (315oC) with native support for common elements like nickel, titanium, and stainless steel. It has a voltage range of between 0.35 and 8 volts. It has different memory modes, initial wattage boosts settings, and drawing effects. But if you have not decided what settings you plan to use yet or you do not have enough time to adjust, you can use the eight different presets already stored in the mod.

This device also has its own big OLED screen containing vital information like battery life, amps, mode, wattage, temperature, voltage, ohms, board temperature, puffs, and puffs duration. While some find this overcrowded, I find it useful and handy and it saves you from the hassle of going through the menu to check the settings. In comparison with other vapes, this boasts of a better actual menu design and an easy-to-reach operational interface. The firing panel, instead of a conventional firing button, has also been adapted, and this makes squeezing and gripping easier. Smok also used the same carbon-fiber panel with the Smok and AL85 logos on one side.

The Smok AL85 is a perfect mate for those who wants the Smok Alien ‘flavor’ but with lesser power needs. As mentioned earlier, this device offers the TFV8 Baby Beast tank in its kit. The tank has a 3-ml juice capacity, an excellent airflow design, and a hinged top-fill system that is seen in all the TFV4, TFV8, and TFV12 sub-ohms. The included black Delrin drip tip is extra wide, which not only produces super thick clouds but also lessen the risk of burning your lips as Delrin will serve as the insulator.

The Smoktech coil boasts of a special turbo design that maximizes vapor and flavor. The Smok Alien Baby is indeed capable of producing enough vapor and deliver a pure juice taste, something that even bigger devices is finding hard to attain.

The Smok AL85 is very user-friendly. But just like any other mods, you still need to familiarize yourself with the different functions of the buttons. For instance, five successive clicks will turn the device on, while giving the fire bar a five-second push will switch the mod off. If you want to browse through the menu system, simply give the fire bar three fast clicks to set the mode, puff, settings, and power. You can adjust the wattage/temperature using the (+) and (-) buttons on the home screen, but you can also easily switch to the vaping mode by clicking the firing bar and (-) at the same time. Changing the pre-heat setting can be done by clicking both the (+) and the firing bar together simultaneously. All these different combinations can be found in the user manual.

A mod like the Smok AL85 deserves an e-liquid that is packed with rich and full flavors. The Caktus Juice has eight uniquely blended fruit flavors that will surely give you a tasty mouth explosion. A 30-ml bottle only costs AUD $15.95 at Caktus Vape.


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