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A big review of a not-small device: the Smoant Pasito 2! [x-post /r/PodMods] https://ift.tt/3nyd6EK

The original Pasito was what brought rebuildable coil heads to pods. I don't really like buying coils, so RBA heads come in real handy for when you're being thrifty or want something specific. It was an alright little device; middle of the road, I think I gave it 6.5-7/10.

Well, Smoant seems to have listened to a lot of the criticism levelled at the OG Pasito; overall size aside, the Pasito 2 is a pretty big improvement in a lot of areas.

Full disclosure: Smoant sent me this device free for review. I haven't let this change my opinion.

On to the review!


Tech specs:

Pod size: 6ml

Coils: Uses Pasito and Knight 80 coils. Comes with the 0.6ohm Pasito coil and the 0.3ohm mesh Knight coil (preinstalled)

Wattage: Up to 80w

Battery size: 2500mAh

Charge speed: ~2A (!)

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First impressions:

The box it comes in is standard. It definitely doesn't have the cool factor of the OG Pasito's box design unfortunately, which isn't super important but is always nice. The device itself is, well…kinda chonky. This sounds a little snooty but it doesn't seem like a 2500mAh 80w pod should be this big and hefty, even with a 6ml pod on top. I definitely prefer weightier devices because they feel a lot more solid (I'm clumsy) and the Pasito II is definitely more of a jacket or bag carry than it is a pocket carry. With a phone and a cannabis vape in my pockets, I find it drags my sweatpants down if I have to jog.

Performance:

The 0.3ohm Knight 80 mesh coil was fantastic. I went through 6-7 full pods of VERY sweet premium juice before the flavour started to go off, and even then I could've still kept using it for another pod or two and it would've been fine. That means you can expect anywhere from 30-80ml of juice from these coils depending on what you buy. I'm pretty impressed. I didn't like the 0.6ohm Pasito coil but I got at least 15-20ml out of it before I discarded it. I could see it lasting double that by how it was wearing though.

The Knight RBA is pretty nice. It's kinda cool that the Pasito 2 can do TC so I get to play with my Ti and Ni200 wire. I know, nobody still uses TC in 2020, but I do 😂so it's appreciated. It's not what I'd call spacious so you're probably not throwing anything more than a single-core/MTL clapton in but it's pretty simple, comes with a 510 adapter for reading/test firing and the machining seemed pretty good. I did have a lot of issues with dry hitting until I cut the tails on my wick short enough to just protrude into the wick holes on the deck. This is very in line with almost all RBAs on the market now.

The TC on this pod mod is, as is fully expected, middling. I can detect a mild pulsing and it feels like the temp isn't really all that stable. But like I said, not many use TC these days, so this is more a nice-to-have than a true selling point. I got a 510 adapter plug along with the rest of the goodies in the kit and it works pretty well too; I don't notice a huge variance in resistance between the Pasito and something like my Pico 21700.

Miscellaneous:

The fit and finish of this pod seems to be a lot higher quality than the OG Pasito. The "leather" on the sides of the device actually feels pretty nice; it's just grippy enough that it along with the diagonally-ribbed back side means you're not at any risk of dropping this thing, even with really sweaty hands. The pod fits in so well there's almost a slight vacuum-seal feeling when you plunk it into the device.

The drip tip is a standard 510, which is really nice! I was super happy to find that out. The buttons feel quite clicky without being overly metallic. The screen is bright enough to view outside but only barely. Being able to change the brightness on the screen would be a huge plus.


So, at the end of the day, would I recommend you go out and buy a Pasito 2? Yes, but with some caveats. This is a great pod mod but it's rather large and somewhat heavy; you can fit it in the pocket of sweats but skinny jeans would be a no-go. Being able to do TC and use it with your regular tanks is a pretty big plus, but it seems the price paid was overall footprint. It's kinda too big of an issue (huehuehue) to gloss over. I would've been happy with a 60w ceiling and a 2000-2200mAh battery if it meant shaving off a few millimeters here and there.

I give this pod a rating of:

7.5/10

Two points deducted for overall size and heft, half a point deducted for the dim screen in full sun.

The original Pasito was what brought rebuildable coil heads to pods. I don’t really like buying coils, so RBA heads come in real handy for when you’re being thrifty or want something specific. It was an alright little device; middle of the road, I think I gave it 6.5-7/10.Well, Smoant seems to have listened to a lot of the criticism levelled at the OG Pasito; overall size aside, the Pasito 2 is a pretty big improvement in a lot of areas.Full disclosure: Smoant sent me this device free for review. I haven’t let this change my opinion.On to the review!Tech specs:Pod size: 6mlCoils: Uses Pasito and Knight 80 coils. Comes with the 0.6ohm Pasito coil and the 0.3ohm mesh Knight coil (preinstalled)Wattage: Up to 80wBattery size: 2500mAhCharge speed: ~2A (!)Photo albumFirst impressions:The box it comes in is standard. It definitely doesn’t have the cool factor of the OG Pasito’s box design unfortunately, which isn’t super important but is always nice. The device itself is, well…kinda chonky. This sounds a little snooty but it doesn’t seem like a 2500mAh 80w pod should be this big and hefty, even with a 6ml pod on top. I definitely prefer weightier devices because they feel a lot more solid (I’m clumsy) and the Pasito II is definitely more of a jacket or bag carry than it is a pocket carry. With a phone and a cannabis vape in my pockets, I find it drags my sweatpants down if I have to jog.Performance:The 0.3ohm Knight 80 mesh coil was fantastic. I went through 6-7 full pods of VERY sweet premium juice before the flavour started to go off, and even then I could’ve still kept using it for another pod or two and it would’ve been fine. That means you can expect anywhere from 30-80ml of juice from these coils depending on what you buy. I’m pretty impressed. I didn’t like the 0.6ohm Pasito coil but I got at least 15-20ml out of it before I discarded it. I could see it lasting double that by how it was wearing though.The Knight RBA is pretty nice. It’s kinda cool that the Pasito 2 can do TC so I get to play with my Ti and Ni200 wire. I know, nobody still uses TC in 2020, but I do 😂so it’s appreciated. It’s not what I’d call spacious so you’re probably not throwing anything more than a single-core/MTL clapton in but it’s pretty simple, comes with a 510 adapter for reading/test firing and the machining seemed pretty good. I did have a lot of issues with dry hitting until I cut the tails on my wick short enough to just protrude into the wick holes on the deck. This is very in line with almost all RBAs on the market now.The TC on this pod mod is, as is fully expected, middling. I can detect a mild pulsing and it feels like the temp isn’t really all that stable. But like I said, not many use TC these days, so this is more a nice-to-have than a true selling point. I got a 510 adapter plug along with the rest of the goodies in the kit and it works pretty well too; I don’t notice a huge variance in resistance between the Pasito and something like my Pico 21700.Miscellaneous:The fit and finish of this pod seems to be a lot higher quality than the OG Pasito. The “leather” on the sides of the device actually feels pretty nice; it’s just grippy enough that it along with the diagonally-ribbed back side means you’re not at any risk of dropping this thing, even with really sweaty hands. The pod fits in so well there’s almost a slight vacuum-seal feeling when you plunk it into the device.The drip tip is a standard 510, which is really nice! I was super happy to find that out. The buttons feel quite clicky without being overly metallic. The screen is bright enough to view outside but only barely. Being able to change the brightness on the screen would be a huge plus.So, at the end of the day, would I recommend you go out and buy a Pasito 2? Yes, but with some caveats. This is a great pod mod but it’s rather large and somewhat heavy; you can fit it in the pocket of sweats but skinny jeans would be a no-go. Being able to do TC and use it with your regular tanks is a pretty big plus, but it seems the price paid was overall footprint. It’s kinda too big of an issue (huehuehue) to gloss over. I would’ve been happy with a 60w ceiling and a 2000-2200mAh battery if it meant shaving off a few millimeters here and there.I give this pod a rating of:7.5/10Two points deducted for overall size and heft, half a point deducted for the dim screen in full sun.

Submitted October 09, 2020 at 02:53PM by iama-canadian-ehma
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