The Smok Rigel kit is the latest sub ohm vape from the hardware giants of Smok. Powered by dual 18650 batteries (sold separately), the Rigel is capable of a maximum 230W which can be adjusted to the users preference. Featuring a resolute, ergonomic design, the Rigel kit comes with the 2ml TFV9 tank included with an adjustable airflow and top fill system. Due to its extensive power, this vape kit is recommended for advanced users only.
With a high-quality carbon fibre construction, complemented by a honeycomb rubber coating grip, the Rigel is hard-wearing whilst also comfortable to hold. A 0.96 inch full colour screen (TFT), consisting of six background colour schemes, displays vaping data such as battery life and wattage. This is navigated through the operational buttons underneath the screen whilst a large firing button locks, activates and unlocks the device. As well as a 0.001-second firing speed, a range of safety protections including short circuit, overheat and an 8-second cutoff provides high quality, secure vaping experience.
The TFV9 features a 2ml e-liquid capacity with a 28mm diameter and can be refilled by simply pressing the button on the top side of the tank to reveal a juice port, to fill with any e-liquid of your choice. A sleek bottom adjustable airflow gives choice over inhalation, whether it be a loose draw or a more restricted vape you require. Utilising either the TFV9 0.15 Ohm mesh coils or the V8 Baby 0.15 Ohm mesh coils, we recommend pairing with high VG e-liquids of 70% and above for best results.
Important Information About Sub Ohm Vaping:
This device is intended for sub ohm vaping. Sub ohm vape kits require a greater amount of knowledge and experience to use safely. They use specially designed coils that register below 1.0 Ohm resistance, for use at higher wattages. These kits may also feature advanced modes that require a knowledge of vaping to be used correctly.
We recommend you do not use an e-liquid that has higher than a 6mg nicotine strength, this will be too harsh on the throat. Sub ohm vaping produces more vapour and because of this, an increased throat hit. High VG e-liquids will allow you to experience greater vapour production when used with this kit.
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By Phil from MK
I got gifted this for Christmas (after my loyal Smok Alien 220W finally gave up the ghost) and have waited a bit to give a full review. Overall, this is a great setup, just a few tiny issues that stop it being absolutely perfect.
The Mod is a great piece of kit. It fires quickly and smoothly, nice easy to read screen and feels extremely comfortable in your hand. Having tried TC before (and not really getting on with it), I like the fact that it is wattage only as that's all I ever use! No modes to endlessly scroll through and menus to get lost in. Just straight simplicity.
The only little issue with the mod is the puff counter. It has 4 digits on the display so should be able to run (in theory) to 9999 but, for some unknown reason, resets at 1000. Hopefully there'll be a firmware update to fix this!
The Tank is great but for the love of all that is holy, don't waste your time with the stock coils. I used both of them (thinking the first was a dud) within a week and the flavour was weak and bland. I was a bout to resign the tank to the scrap heap before discovering that you can actually use a range of coils in it. I grabbed out a GeekVape Supermesh Coil, primed it up and gave it a try. It transformed the tank and gave amazing flavour! Make sure you order a set to go along with this kit and save the stock coils for an emergency!
The tank itself is really well built, fantastically machined and feels extremely nice. The airflow is great, refilling is doddle and I imagine it'll more than take the abuse of daily use and keep performing beautifully.
The only annoying thing is the lift to refill safety feature on top is a bit rattly. Again, a very minor issue, but just not quite perfect.
Overall, for a new vaper or an old hand, this is a great Mod and a Great tank combo and I'm hoping it lasts as long as my old Smok setup (RIP the Alien!)