It has been a while since I have done a vape review. In fact, the eLeaf iStick Pico 25 mod review I am about to unveil will be my first of 2017. Oh, and I will also go over the new ELLO tank. The reason I am doing this review is because of the combination of the iStick Pico 25 and the new ELLO tank. I just found it to be such a good value for a sleek, stealthy kit that vapes so well. It’s a cheap e-cig deal for a really excellent kit.
Whenever I find a value like this for an excellent product, it is very exciting. My eLeaf iStick Pico 25 mod review and ELLO tank review will be short and to the point. I am not going to get too much into the details. Why not? Because this is an 85 watt TC capable vape mod that will give you the vaping features that the majority of vapers want. We don’t need to go over them ad nauseam. What I really want to express to you is who I think this kit is for and why. To me, that’s the big mamma jamma here. Did I use that right?
This mod kit is for two people. The first person if the vaper who has an advanced rig but is looking for a secondary, back up mod that is basic, easy to use and less noticeable than some of the behemoth mods out there today. The other person this mod is for is the person who has never had a sub ohm or temp control vaping mod. The person that wants to stick a toe into the deep end of the pool but does not want to fall in over their head. That’s who the eLeaf iStick Pico 25 mod and ELLO tank vape kit is for. And if you are one of these two people read on because this is an affordable vape kit you should know about.
eLeaf iStick Pico 25 85 Watt Mod Review
eLeaf iStick mods have a strong reputation as very good quality devices offered at affordable prices. The eLeaf iStick Pico 25 mod is a very compact single 18650 mod capable of TC and up to 85 watts. Here’s the deal. It’s a stealthy design that has rounded edges making it portable, comfortable and easy to use. You can see just how portable and comfortable it is in the image above. This mod, to me, screams invitation not intimidation. That’s a big part of the reason that I feel it is so suitable to someone looking to try advanced vaping in an easy to use, affordable device.
Like previous Pico mods, the tell tale Pico dial located on the top of the mod gives the vaper easy access to adjusting settings conveniently and easily. The fire button is nice and clicky. That means it has a satisfying click when you hit the fire button and enjoy the vapor. This is a single 18650 device so it will produce ample vapor although it is not a large cloud chasing mod like the iStick 200 watt mod. The iStick Pico 25 is made for practical every day vaping not cloud chasing.
If I could summarize the eLeaf iStick Pico 25 vape mod review in what sentence it would be this: The iStick Pico 25 is made for convenient, comfortable and reliable everyday vaping at an affordable price.
With all that said, I need to also let you know that the iStick Pico 25 is capable of sophisticated vaping options. For example the Pico 25 is a vape mod able to accept firmware upgrades so you will be able to access new technology as it becomes available. You will have access to a ramp up mode and temp control in Nickel, Stainless Steel, Titanium and TCR.
eLeaf iStick Pico 25 Specs
This section will be short and sweet, I promise. Just the specs, ma’am…just the specs:
Dimensions: 2-3/4″ or 104 mm tall by 1-7/8″ or 48 mm wide by 15/16″ or 25 mm thick
Temperature Control: Ni200, Titanium, SS 316, TCR Modes
Temperature Control Vaping Range is 100-315C / 220-600F
Preheat or Ramp-Up Function
0.91″ OLED Display Screen
Side Micro USB Charging Port Also For Firmware Upgrades
Dual Circuit Safety Protection
New ELLO Tank With HW Coils
I’ve told you about the iStick Pico 25 mod. But an equally important part of what makes the overall value standout is the fact that the kit comes with the new ELLO vape tank. It reminds me a bit of the eLeaf LYCHE tank which we loved. The ELLO vape tank is a new design that accommodates the latest in coil technology. Namely larger, wider coils that produce more and dense flavorful vapor and last longer than previous coil designs. The coils that work with the ELLO tank are called HW coils.
When you buy the iStick Pico 25 kit with the ELLO tank you will get one of each of the HW coils. The HW1 coil is stainless steel and can be vaped in either variable wattage or temperature control mode. The HW2 coil is kanthal designed strictly for variable wattage mode. Both coil designs allow for large, penetrating airflow through the coil’s center delivering both flavor and vapor.
The ELLO tank has a 2 ml capacity and a 4 ml capacity. You get both a 2 ml glass tube and a 4 ml glass tube. The tank does have a lower profile with the 2 ml tank of course but you will simply have to refill it more frequently. By the way, refill is very easy with the sliding topfill design.
ELLO Tank Specs
Once again, just the specs:
Dimensions: 1-3/4″ tall
25 mm Diameter
2.0 ml E juice Capacity
4.0 mL E juice Capacity with Expansion Glass
Dual Airflow Slots
Adjustable Airflow Control Valve
The ELLO tank is a lot of fun to vape. The new HW coils are capable of a very large range of power settings. You can dial in the vapor production, airflow and flavor that suits you. Very enjoyable vaping and a big part of what makes the iStick Pico 25 mod ELLO tank combo kit such a great value. That’s all I have to say about that.
Problems With iStick And Pico Mods
This is the part of our industry that makes me sick. At ECCR we have received emails of concern from vapers about some mods that have had issues with overheating and burning out. iStick and Pico mods included. The thing is that when we look into the matters, we are finding out, no surprise, that the problem iStick and Pico mods are actually counterfeit devices. The counterfeit and clone problem we have in this business is terrible.
There are 600 plus electronic cigarette factories in China. Some of them are among the best in the world. Most of them are not. Most of them spend their energy making counterfeits and then flooding the market. The fakes and clones are very tempting for e-cigarette retailers because the profit margins are so much bigger and they can undercut the prices of authentic vape gear.
The bottom line is this. Make sure you get an authentic iStick Pico 25 kit. The leading vendors will show you their certificate of authenticity. Direct Vapor is probably the best place to buy an iStick Pico 25 kit with the ELLO tank. They are an authenticated retailer and they have warranty protection, free shipping and a low price guarantee.
eLeaf iStick mods and tanks are excellent vapor products. It is the clones and counterfeits that you want to avoid.
eLeaf iStick Pico 25 Mod Kit Review Wrap Up
Time to wrap up our quick ECCR eLeaf iStick Pico 25 and ELLO tank review. The big takeaway here is the value. Is it high performance? No. It is not designed to be. Is it excellent performance for the value? Yes. Is it easy to use and enjoyable to vape? Yes and yes. Like I said at the outset, this compact kit is a great value at under $50. Here’s all the stuff you get with it:
The Eleaf iStick Pico 25 – 85 Watt Vape Mod
You Also Get The New Eleaf ELLO Vape Tank
1 x Eleaf HW1 Single Cylinder 0.2ohm Coil (Pre-Installed)
1 x Eleaf HW2 Dual Cylinder 0.3ohm Replacement Coil
Ultra Wide Delrin Drip Tip
2 ml Glass Tank and…..
1 x 4.0mL Expansion Glass
1 x Quick Charge USB Cable
You get everything listed. All you need to get separately is a battery and some e-juice. By the way, you will also get free shipping so that $49.95 price is the real price for a verified authentic iStick Pico 25 kit. No BS.
There are six color options that you can choose from as well. The ELLO tank color will match whichever iStick Pico 25 mod color that you prefer.
I’m done. No hard sell. Just the straight goods. Excellent price and a lot of fun to vape. Check it out. Over to you.