know, I know…. I don’t review pods! Well normally I wouldn’t review a
pod device but this company contacted me many months ago and asked if I
would review something. I didn’t hear anything else for ages, and then a
few weeks ago they contacted me and told me they had dispatched the
Slide, so…. we’ll give this a go.
Huge thanks to Vladdin for sending this over, lets have a look
Vladdin Slide Specs:
Size82mm x 45.8mm x 20.2mm Pod Capacity 2ml Maximum Output 12W Maximum Voltage 3.45V Battery Type Single built-in 103030 battery Battery Capacity 1000mAh Material Aluminum Alloy & Plastic
In The Box:
1 x VLADDIN Slide device 1 x VLADDIN Slide Pod (0.8Ω mesh coil Pre-installed) 1 x 1.2Ω Regular coil (Spare) 1 x USB cable 1 x User’s manual 1 x Warranty card
Initial Impressions on the Vladdin Slide Pod Kit
comes beautifully boxed, with a lift up, hinged kind of lid to the box,
and everything is nestled inside with little pull tabs so you can get
the pod and device out easily. I have broken nails before now trying to
get devices out of boxes when they are rammed in so tight, yes its great
that the device is properly protected for transporting, but when you
need a hammer and chisel to remove it from that packaging that can be a
the tabs do help massively with removing the Slide from the box, and oh
my goodness this is the cutest little device ever! It reminds me of all
those big box mods you’ve seen with the resin side panels, but just in
mini! The resin only covers the slide door, and the rest of device is
I’m thinking aluminum or some kind of alloy. I actually thought it was
plastic but if you tap it on your teeth (which I normally do to find out
if something is plastic or metal) then to me it has that metal kind of
sound to it. Yup, should have just read the specs… Aluminum Alloy.
Huge thanks to Eleaf for sending out the iStick T80 Kit with Pesso
tank for me to try out. I like iSticks, I’ve always liked them, and the
good thing about purchasing something from Eleaf is that you know you’re
going to get a quality product. These folks have been in the vape
business for an awful long time, and it does seem that with each new
device they release they do tend to get it right first time!
So lets have a closer look at the iStick T80 kit with Pesso Tank…
iStick T80 kit specs
36mm x 28mm x 130mm Size 3000mAh Battery capacity 1-80W Wattage 2ml / 5ml E-liquid capacity 0.05Ω-3Ω Resistance range 186g
In The Box
1 x iStick T80 1 x Pesso Tank 1 x EF 0.3ohm Coil 1 x EF-M 0.6ohm Coil (Pre-installed) 1 x USB Type-C Cable 2 x User Manuals 1 x Warranty Card
iStick T80 Kit Initial Impressions
iStick T80 kit comes very well packaged in a strong cardboard box,
which is great for anything coming through the postal system these days!
(say no more) On opening the box I was over the moon to see I got a
silver iStick, and it looks impressive, quite sleek and not bulky in the
iStick itself has small branding around the bottom, Eleaf on one side
and iStick T80 on the other, it’s not in your face and to be honest with
it being white on silver, if you weren’t looking for it you wouldn’t
really notice it. I know lots of people really don’t like the branding
to be ‘in your face’ and this really isn’t.
The iStick is oval
shaped, and fits perfectly into the hand, it has the chrome coloured top
and bottom plates, and a black strip down one side where you will find
the screen and the buttons. The iStick has a springy 510 pin, so you are
going to be able to pop a favourite tank on there if you don’t fancy
using the Pesso that comes in the kit.
for the Pesso tank, personally, I think it looks a little too chunky
for the mod! But it does fit without any overhang. Because I’m in the UK
I got the 2ml version (yay for EU regs!) but there is a bubble glass
available for those not in the EU that takes the Pesso tank up to 5ml.
Istick T80 mod features:
– So the iStick T80 is a built in battery mod, and that battery is
3000mAh, so you should get plenty of run time from it. It has a max
output of 80w, hence the name T80. The iStick can be fast charged in as
little as 90 minutes, but this of course will depend on the speed of
your charger. The charging port can be found just under the adjustment
buttons on the screen section of the mod, so you can stand it up while
its charging. It is a USB type C charging port and you do get the
correct lead in the box. Another bonus is that you can vape it while
– The buttons on the iStick T80 are silver, with the main fire button
being slightly raised from the screen and oval in shape, it’s actually a
perfect fire button in my eyes. Easy to find, and perfectly positioned
to press no matter how you decide to hold the mod, or which hand you
hold it in
adjustment buttons can be found underneath the screen, small round
buttons again slightly raised, not too small that they become fiddly.
The only problem I can see is if you wanted to adjust settings while the
T80 is charging as the lead would be in the way, not a huge problem and
really just me nit picking (cos the T80 is actually not far from
Screen & Menu – Tip the mod on the
side to read the screen, you have battery icon, ohms, volts and puff
count in smaller digits, and then your watts or temp in larger digits
over to the right hand side.
The menu is in the classic Eleaf
style, press up and the fire button to enter the menu where you can
access stealth mode, change some of the screen display options, check
the version etc. And 3 clicks on the fire button will take you into the
mode options where you can choose from VW, Ti, Ni, bypass, and memory
settings. So it’s all fairly simple and easy to navigate.
get the normal array of safety features on the iStick T80, protections
for over charge, over discharge, over current, over 10s vape, and short
circuit. And the best point for me you can lock those adjustment buttons
by pressing up and down together. This means you can throw the T80 in
your pocket and the wattage isn’t going to alter without you knowing!
Thank you Eleaf!
The Pesso Tank Features
So airflow on the Pesso is very impressive, ranging from one tiny
airflow hole, to a gaping chasm! You can alter the Pesso to suit your
vaping style perfectly. Wide open really is super airy, and the smallest
hole is perfect for those that prefer a very restricted draw. Airflow
is altered by twisting the collar around the bottom of the tank.
The Pesso tank has built in child safety features for filling, an arrow
on the side tells you which direction the top cap needs to be pushed to
open the tank for filling, but you will also need to press the small
button on the side while pushing, and this unlocks the cap. The filling
hole is covered by a silicone seal, there is a slit in this that you
push the nozzle through but if you’re using chunky bottles you will want
to remove the mouthpiece before filling, as the bottle won’t fit side
by side with the mouthpiece in place. Make sure to fill slowly, and even
though I do fill slowly for some annoying reason I still tend to get
liquid pushing back up through the seal when the tank is almost full, so
you may want to stop filling a little before the tank is completely
Changing the Coil
– So the Pesso tank comes with some great safety features, and changing
the coil is no different. Remove the base of the tank, and you will see
the coil still inside the tank, this just pulls out, and as you pull it
out some kind of magic happens inside the tank to seal it! This means
no liquid spillage! When you push the new coil in, this opens the the
tank back up and allows liquid back in to the coil, clever eh!
Prime The Coil! Always make sure to prime any new coils before popping them in, just drip some liquid onto the cotton that you can see through the liquid inlet holes around the coil (and for extra measures I normally squeeze a little onto the cotton inside the coil too) pop the coil into the tank and give it a couple of minutes to fully saturate the wick. This will save your first vape on a new coil tasting like a burning kleenex!
How does the iStick T80 and Pesso Tank Perform
Its fab! To be honest I wouldn’t expect any less from Eleaf, they really have perfected the art of vaping these days.
using the 0.6ohm coil rated at 8 – 35w, and I have been using it at
around 32w, and the flavour and vapour is just what you would expect
from Eleaf… pretty damn good! Obviously the lower you drop the wattage
the less vapour you get, but use it on its max allowed 35w and you can
blow some pretty decent clouds. One thing worth a mention is that you
will need to run a couple of tanks of liquid through the coil before the
flavour really kicks in and you start to taste all of the flavour notes
that are in the liquid.
I haven’t had chance to use the 0.3ohm
coil yet (for the simple fact I’m enjoying the 0.6ohm at the moment) but
I think I can guess that it’s going to be great.
The iStick T80
works flawlessly, no misfires, no power adjusting (because the buttons
lock!) It really is a little power house.
Final Thoughts on The iStick T80 Kit with Pesso Tank.
think it’s great, I love how comfy it is to hold, after months of using
chunky box mods this little thing is a pure delight to have in my hand.
Downside I guess is that I can’t swap out the battery, but for a kit
mod that’s a small price to pay.
It looks good, it has a timeless kind of classy look to it, that would still look good 2 or 3 years down the line. It vapes well, and feels great and I think this is going to suit brand new vapers, and well established vapers alike.
Will the iStick T80 kit be retired to the shelf?
– Of course once I have used the coils that come with the kit I won’t
purchase more as I tend to use RTA’s, so the Pesso tank will either sit
on the shelf, or I may hand it to someone who likes using stock coils.
The iStick T80 however will certainly have a place for daily use, it’s
going to be a great little mod for out and about and trips into town.
Ceekays Shack Score
I honestly don’t need to knock any points off the score for this kit, it does what it should and that deserves a fantastic 5/5
If you fancy a great little starter kit, the head over to the official Eleaf site and check out the iStick T80 kit for $52.92, or you can check your local vape store.
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