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An Anxious Review: the Smoant Pasito 2 https://ift.tt/33GuCyG

Hey y’all, I HAVE RETURNED!!! Back from wherever I’ve been hiding the past year haha. But enough of that, I’m here to take a look at the pasito 2 by smoant. So without further ado, let’s dive in.

NOTE: this product was sent to me for the purpose of a review by smoant. I will not let this fact, nor my feelings on the company, affect my views in this review.


ANX!!!! You’re back!!! Okay so what’s on the docket for today? A pod device? So what’s the word on it?

Yeah yeah, I’m back baby! Anyway, not really a mod device. Mainly an AIO and a 510 mod all rolled up into one. This uses a built in tank system that can also be swapped out with a 510 adapter. Kinda a neat concept of a device that can grow with the user.

The device itself is an 80 mod that also includes temp control capabilities and a bypass mode. It uses both pasito 2 and Knight 80 coils and RBA section. The battery capacity is 2500mAh.

Included with the device is a tank section, two coils (one 0.3 ohms and one 0.6 ohm), a charger, and a fun little instruction booklet.

I’ve found this device for sale for $38.99 from my trusted vendors.

okay so let’s look at th…wait where are all of the beautifully edited pictures you use??

None. With my work schedule, the upcoming wedding, house hunting, and this I just can’t squeeze in spending hours and hours taking and editing pictures. Now enough of that.

So let’s dive into using this device.

okay yeah sure. So how was using the device? What were your first impressions?

So taking it out of the box, the first thing I see is the leather siding. Now I’m never a fan of leather honestly. I’d really prefer carbon fiber or something instead.

But moving away from that, the device is surprisingly weighty. It feels like a higher quality device than I’d expect for the price. Just from feeling it, I’d expect it to be at least $50.

It’s pretty compact too. Super small footprint on it. Fits comfortably in the hand and fits very well in my pocket.

It uses a USB type C charger which I’m really happy about. Definitely should be the standard at this point and I’m glad smoant adopted it with this device.

The screen is pretty bright and easy to see which is nice but moving into sunlight does make it difficult to see. Not an issue exclusive to this device but I really wish someone would solve this issue. On the bright side (pun totally intended) you can change the colors on the screen which is fun.

The tank section is smoked/tinted but you can still see the liquid inside. Pretty easily too. That said, half of the tank is obscured by the device when you insert it making you either tilt the device or take the tank section out. A minor inconvenience but its still an inconvenience.

Filling this is pretty easy but only having one hole makes it a little iffy sometimes as it doesn’t equalize the pressure.

The pod/tank fits very snuggly and doesn’t have any issues. That said, the 510 adapter (which isn’t included btw) wobbles a fair amount. Nothing that suggests it’ll fall out but it’s a fair bit annoying.

okay, okay. Cool. So how was using it day to day?

So let’s start with the battery. It lasts me a couple of days from fully charged to dead. Nothing to shake a stick at. Even longer when you’re vaping at lower wattages. I’m getting about a day and a half to two days with a 0.3 ohm coil in the pod at 55 watts and about 4 days when I have a 0.5 ohm coil in at 20 watts. Nothing crazy but pretty good overall.

I haven’t once had the pod leak on me. It’s really held up with things. And on the topic of the pod, it holds a good amount of juice. With a 0.5 ohm build at 20 watts (using the RBA) a full tank lasts me a few days. Which is super convenient. And with a 0.3 ohm mesh coil I get two days out of it at 55 watts. Which is pretty impressive.

So let’s look at the coil options for this. The 0.3 ohm coil works super well but I find it has a little trouble keeping up with higher VG juice. I’ve felt it having trouble wicking with 15PG/85VG juice. I feel like 20/80 would be better and 25/75 being ideal.

That said, the flavor of this is actually really good with the stock 0.3 mesh coil. I get all of the flavor notes of my juice and could really pick out each ingredient I used in it. Flavor is seriously on point.

Vapor production with this is fair. I found it produces enough for me but I wouldn’t call this an insane cloud chasing device. But it’s really not meant to be. Its very satisfying in my opinion.

With all of those positives, the coil life isn’t anything spectacular. It doesn’t get burnt exactly but the flavor drop off is significant. It just really loses flavor. Almost like those old zebra gums. It’s fantastic for a bit but then just kinda drops off after a few days.

I will say, removing an old coil can be difficult. You really need to use a flat head screw driver to remove it. I’ve resorted to that every time. It’s a snug fit and it’s hard to get a fingernail under it to pop it out.

On that note, changing the coil is a bit of a process. Once you remove it, you need to remove it from the base. See, the coil sits in a sort of base that holds it in the tank. So it’s a three step process of remove, remove, screw in, and insert.

So while this is not included in the kit, I’m going to talk about the RBA for this too. Now, this is the annoying part. To build this, you’re going to need the 510 adapter too for stability when building and to work on your build. But the 510 adapter is not included with the RBA deck or the kit itself. So to really use the RBA you’ll need to get the 510 adapter also. Which is definitely a bit of a pain. I know the RBA deck is made for the Knight but I’d like to see either the 510 adapter come with the RBA or have it the other way around.

That said, the RBA for this is pretty great. It’s very easy to build on as it’s a simple two post symmetrical coil style deck. Wicking is also very easy. Despite being a little small it never felt cramped. I can see the possibility to short this but I never experienced that myself.

Performance on the RBA is really good though. Flavor is actually pretty fantastic. I tossed a 0.5 ohm build in and closed the airflow off almost completely. I was able to get a pretty decent MTL draw from it at 20 watts but not ideal for me. Passable I guess. But the flavor was really good. The vapor production is what you’d expect for MTL but the flavor was on point.

But onto the 510 adapter. Aside from the wiggle that I noticed, I have also experienced it occasionally not reading and then reconnecting. So I’ll often have it give me the “optimal” power settings since it’ll detect a “new” coil. This has been frustrating on occasion since I usually keep my atty on it about 5 watts bellow it’s optimal setting and this has caused my coil to burn out a bit faster in my atty than I’d like. Plus it gives me a much hotter vape than I was expecting.

It has happened even while I’m adjusting the wattage back to what it originally was. It’s become quite frustrating honestly. I’ve tested the atomizer on other mods without this issue and this hasn’t occurred with either the prebuilt coils or the RBA section for the included tank so it leaves me to believe that the wiggle of the adapter is causing it to reread the coil as a new coil which unfortunately also causes it to readjust the wattage to its “optimal” settings.

wow, that’s a bit of an annoyance for sure. Well, how about a run down of the pros and cons?

Sure, let’s jump into those. Starting with pros:

Pros:

  • Super small
  • light weight
  • Durable enough in my experience
  • A device that can grow with you
  • The tank has an RBA section
  • USB type C
  • Pretty large battery capacity
  • Great flavor from both the coils and the RBA
  • The tank section has a pretty solid capacity

Cons:

  • coil life leaves a bit to be desired
  • The 510 adapter wiggles a fair bit
  • The 510 adapter is not included
  • The RBA section is not included
  • Changing the coil out can be difficult
  • Changing the coil can be a bit of a process
  • The 510 adapter can cause the device to reread the coil and automatically adjust the wattage
  • To build the RBA well, you need the 510 adapter, which the RBA section does not include

huh, that’s a bit of a list. So what are your final thoughts?

Okay so this thing has more quirks than a season of My Hero Academia. The performance on this is honestly really good. But it starts to falter when it comes to the 510 adapter. And the 510 adapter isn’t actually included with the device. Or even with the RBA section. Which really hurts the device I feel. And while the RBA section works wonderfully, it’s not included which is a bit of a bummer.

As a stand-alone AIO set up, it’s actually pretty okay. But once you want to use it as a 510 device, it just falls flat in my experience.

So here’s the thing: can I really knock points for an add on that isn’t included with the kit? I’m kinda waffling back and forth on that honestly. As an AIO device it’s pretty good. With the RBA it’s great. But as a 510 mod I’m having a lot of issues. And the fact that to really get your build right on the RBA, you need the 510 adapter which itself is not included with the RBA which is kinda frustrating.

I gotta say…I want to like this. It’s not a bad looking device. If you want a good AIO with a great RBA deck, it’s more than solid. But if you have any want of using it as a 510 device it’s definitely something to pass. But as an AIO it’s pretty great.

As an AIO and only as an AIO is it something I can recommend. Just pass it up as a 510 mod. And in the end, I feel like it being usable as a 510 mod was more of an afterthought.

is there anything you’d change on this?

I’m glad you asked disembodied voice! There’s two things I’d change:

  1. Make the RBA and the 510 adapter a package deal.
  2. Improve the 510 adapter.

Do those two things and I’d totally buy one as a backup if these come in carbon fiber instead of leather. As is, it’s an easy buy for an AIO and an RBA AIO but a hard pass as a 510 mod.

Also, I really want smoant to make a MTL RTA based on the RBA that this has.


And that’s what I’ve got for y’all today. My return to the world of reviewing. A solid AIO but a lackluster 510 mod. Thankfully you don’t have to use it as a 510 mod.

Anyway, thanks for reading everyone! Been away for way too long and it’s nice to be back! I won’t be pushing these out like I used to a little over a year ago but I’m happy to do this again during whatever free time I have anymore haha. Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did writing it. Hope to see y’all again next time for another exciting episode of ANXIOUS REVIEWS!!!

#Teampositivity ❤

Hey y’all, I HAVE RETURNED!!! Back from wherever I’ve been hiding the past year haha. But enough of that, I’m here to take a look at the pasito 2 by smoant. So without further ado, let’s dive in.NOTE: this product was sent to me for the purpose of a review by smoant. I will not let this fact, nor my feelings on the company, affect my views in this review.ANX!!!! You’re back!!! Okay so what’s on the docket for today? A pod device? So what’s the word on it?Yeah yeah, I’m back baby! Anyway, not really a mod device. Mainly an AIO and a 510 mod all rolled up into one. This uses a built in tank system that can also be swapped out with a 510 adapter. Kinda a neat concept of a device that can grow with the user.The device itself is an 80 mod that also includes temp control capabilities and a bypass mode. It uses both pasito 2 and Knight 80 coils and RBA section. The battery capacity is 2500mAh.Included with the device is a tank section, two coils (one 0.3 ohms and one 0.6 ohm), a charger, and a fun little instruction booklet.I’ve found this device for sale for $38.99 from my trusted vendors.okay so let’s look at th…wait where are all of the beautifully edited pictures you use??None. With my work schedule, the upcoming wedding, house hunting, and this I just can’t squeeze in spending hours and hours taking and editing pictures. Now enough of that.So let’s dive into using this device.okay yeah sure. So how was using the device? What were your first impressions?So taking it out of the box, the first thing I see is the leather siding. Now I’m never a fan of leather honestly. I’d really prefer carbon fiber or something instead.But moving away from that, the device is surprisingly weighty. It feels like a higher quality device than I’d expect for the price. Just from feeling it, I’d expect it to be at least $50.It’s pretty compact too. Super small footprint on it. Fits comfortably in the hand and fits very well in my pocket.It uses a USB type C charger which I’m really happy about. Definitely should be the standard at this point and I’m glad smoant adopted it with this device.The screen is pretty bright and easy to see which is nice but moving into sunlight does make it difficult to see. Not an issue exclusive to this device but I really wish someone would solve this issue. On the bright side (pun totally intended) you can change the colors on the screen which is fun.The tank section is smoked/tinted but you can still see the liquid inside. Pretty easily too. That said, half of the tank is obscured by the device when you insert it making you either tilt the device or take the tank section out. A minor inconvenience but its still an inconvenience.Filling this is pretty easy but only having one hole makes it a little iffy sometimes as it doesn’t equalize the pressure.The pod/tank fits very snuggly and doesn’t have any issues. That said, the 510 adapter (which isn’t included btw) wobbles a fair amount. Nothing that suggests it’ll fall out but it’s a fair bit annoying.okay, okay. Cool. So how was using it day to day?So let’s start with the battery. It lasts me a couple of days from fully charged to dead. Nothing to shake a stick at. Even longer when you’re vaping at lower wattages. I’m getting about a day and a half to two days with a 0.3 ohm coil in the pod at 55 watts and about 4 days when I have a 0.5 ohm coil in at 20 watts. Nothing crazy but pretty good overall.I haven’t once had the pod leak on me. It’s really held up with things. And on the topic of the pod, it holds a good amount of juice. With a 0.5 ohm build at 20 watts (using the RBA) a full tank lasts me a few days. Which is super convenient. And with a 0.3 ohm mesh coil I get two days out of it at 55 watts. Which is pretty impressive.So let’s look at the coil options for this. The 0.3 ohm coil works super well but I find it has a little trouble keeping up with higher VG juice. I’ve felt it having trouble wicking with 15PG/85VG juice. I feel like 20/80 would be better and 25/75 being ideal.That said, the flavor of this is actually really good with the stock 0.3 mesh coil. I get all of the flavor notes of my juice and could really pick out each ingredient I used in it. Flavor is seriously on point.Vapor production with this is fair. I found it produces enough for me but I wouldn’t call this an insane cloud chasing device. But it’s really not meant to be. Its very satisfying in my opinion.With all of those positives, the coil life isn’t anything spectacular. It doesn’t get burnt exactly but the flavor drop off is significant. It just really loses flavor. Almost like those old zebra gums. It’s fantastic for a bit but then just kinda drops off after a few days.I will say, removing an old coil can be difficult. You really need to use a flat head screw driver to remove it. I’ve resorted to that every time. It’s a snug fit and it’s hard to get a fingernail under it to pop it out.On that note, changing the coil is a bit of a process. Once you remove it, you need to remove it from the base. See, the coil sits in a sort of base that holds it in the tank. So it’s a three step process of remove, remove, screw in, and insert.So while this is not included in the kit, I’m going to talk about the RBA for this too. Now, this is the annoying part. To build this, you’re going to need the 510 adapter too for stability when building and to work on your build. But the 510 adapter is not included with the RBA deck or the kit itself. So to really use the RBA you’ll need to get the 510 adapter also. Which is definitely a bit of a pain. I know the RBA deck is made for the Knight but I’d like to see either the 510 adapter come with the RBA or have it the other way around.That said, the RBA for this is pretty great. It’s very easy to build on as it’s a simple two post symmetrical coil style deck. Wicking is also very easy. Despite being a little small it never felt cramped. I can see the possibility to short this but I never experienced that myself.Performance on the RBA is really good though. Flavor is actually pretty fantastic. I tossed a 0.5 ohm build in and closed the airflow off almost completely. I was able to get a pretty decent MTL draw from it at 20 watts but not ideal for me. Passable I guess. But the flavor was really good. The vapor production is what you’d expect for MTL but the flavor was on point.But onto the 510 adapter. Aside from the wiggle that I noticed, I have also experienced it occasionally not reading and then reconnecting. So I’ll often have it give me the “optimal” power settings since it’ll detect a “new” coil. This has been frustrating on occasion since I usually keep my atty on it about 5 watts bellow it’s optimal setting and this has caused my coil to burn out a bit faster in my atty than I’d like. Plus it gives me a much hotter vape than I was expecting.It has happened even while I’m adjusting the wattage back to what it originally was. It’s become quite frustrating honestly. I’ve tested the atomizer on other mods without this issue and this hasn’t occurred with either the prebuilt coils or the RBA section for the included tank so it leaves me to believe that the wiggle of the adapter is causing it to reread the coil as a new coil which unfortunately also causes it to readjust the wattage to its “optimal” settings.wow, that’s a bit of an annoyance for sure. Well, how about a run down of the pros and cons?Sure, let’s jump into those. Starting with pros:Pros:Super smalllight weightDurable enough in my experienceA device that can grow with youThe tank has an RBA sectionUSB type CPretty large battery capacityGreat flavor from both the coils and the RBAThe tank section has a pretty solid capacityCons:coil life leaves a bit to be desiredThe 510 adapter wiggles a fair bitThe 510 adapter is not includedThe RBA section is not includedChanging the coil out can be difficultChanging the coil can be a bit of a processThe 510 adapter can cause the device to reread the coil and automatically adjust the wattageTo build the RBA well, you need the 510 adapter, which the RBA section does not includehuh, that’s a bit of a list. So what are your final thoughts?Okay so this thing has more quirks than a season of My Hero Academia. The performance on this is honestly really good. But it starts to falter when it comes to the 510 adapter. And the 510 adapter isn’t actually included with the device. Or even with the RBA section. Which really hurts the device I feel. And while the RBA section works wonderfully, it’s not included which is a bit of a bummer.As a stand-alone AIO set up, it’s actually pretty okay. But once you want to use it as a 510 device, it just falls flat in my experience.So here’s the thing: can I really knock points for an add on that isn’t included with the kit? I’m kinda waffling back and forth on that honestly. As an AIO device it’s pretty good. With the RBA it’s great. But as a 510 mod I’m having a lot of issues. And the fact that to really get your build right on the RBA, you need the 510 adapter which itself is not included with the RBA which is kinda frustrating.I gotta say…I want to like this. It’s not a bad looking device. If you want a good AIO with a great RBA deck, it’s more than solid. But if you have any want of using it as a 510 device it’s definitely something to pass. But as an AIO it’s pretty great.As an AIO and only as an AIO is it something I can recommend. Just pass it up as a 510 mod. And in the end, I feel like it being usable as a 510 mod was more of an afterthought.is there anything you’d change on this?I’m glad you asked disembodied voice! There’s two things I’d change:Make the RBA and the 510 adapter a package deal.Improve the 510 adapter.Do those two things and I’d totally buy one as a backup if these come in carbon fiber instead of leather. As is, it’s an easy buy for an AIO and an RBA AIO but a hard pass as a 510 mod.Also, I really want smoant to make a MTL RTA based on the RBA that this has.And that’s what I’ve got for y’all today. My return to the world of reviewing. A solid AIO but a lackluster 510 mod. Thankfully you don’t have to use it as a 510 mod.Anyway, thanks for reading everyone! Been away for way too long and it’s nice to be back! I won’t be pushing these out like I used to a little over a year ago but I’m happy to do this again during whatever free time I have anymore haha. Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did writing it. Hope to see y’all again next time for another exciting episode of ANXIOUS REVIEWS!!!#Teampositivity ❤

Submitted October 09, 2020 at 07:33PM by AnxietyAttack2013
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