The Lost Vape is perhaps best known for its DNA Go pod system which was released back in 2018 however now, the brand has released its latest contender on the market – the Orion Q.
Virtually identical to the DNA Go, the Orion Q has a couple of differences – it hasn’t got a DNA chip and it’s under half the cost.
So, is it worth the investment? Or is there a better choice for you?
Here, we take a closer look at everything you need to know to make an informed decision.
The Lost Vape Orion Q kit
The Lost Vape Orion Q kit comes with a single 1.0-ohm pod as well as the device itself, a lanyard, a micro USB charging cable and a user manual.
This all-in-one system is pretty easy to use right out of the box with its 17-watt maximum output, its button activated firing, and it’s Lost Vape chipset which ensures great performance.
Design and Build
If you’ve seen the original DNA Go vape, you’ll know that the construction was strong and solid.
The Orion Q won’t disappoint on this front. It’s made out of robust stainless steel with excellent build quality, and the device is well-machined.
While the device is a little more weighty than some of its rivals, especially when the pod is installed, it’s still lightweight and small enough to pop into your pocket when you’re out and about.
The battery has a capacity of 950 mAh which explains why the device is a little heavier than its competitors, but this only adds to the device’s appeal, and it doesn’t make it too uncomfortable to use and hold.
There are numerous panel and colour options, including a stylish rainbow option as well as a traditional black for a more reserved aesthetic.
The pods are installed and secured using a unique track system.
This makes it quicker and simpler to fit and release the pods for extra convenience.
The device is also strong enough to withstand a number of drops and falls, however, if you’re worried about accidental damage you could always use the lanyard which comes complete with the kit.
The 1.0-ohm pods work well with a wide range of e-juices, including those with a high PG or VG content.
They also work well with nicotine salt e-liquids. You won’t be disappointed with the flavour produced by this device.
It takes some time for the flavour to come through due to the large amount of cotton in the wick, however, once it does, you’ll notice that it’s distinctly better than the flavour produced by most other pod devices.
You won’t experience any dry hits and the vapour production is also very good – in fact it’s so good that this isn’t a great option if stealthy vaping is your preference.
If you’re a DTL vaper, you’re especially going to appreciate this device.
When compared with many other pod vaping devices, you’ll discover that the Orion Q’s 950 mAh battery is larger capacity than normal.
It also fires at 17 watts which means that you’ll get around one full day of usage from the device before it requires a recharge, even if you’re quite a heavy vaper.
The LED light which indicates the battery life is on the side of the device. When it’s purple, it means there is 64%-18% of battery life remaining, while if it’s red, it means that there’s under 17% of battery life left and it’s time to recharge.
Unfortunately, however, you can’t vape while the device is charging since there is no pass-through capability.
The charging takes around an hour to charge fully from flat. This is reasonably quick and means you’ll have minimal downtime.
The Orion Q pods are 1.0-ohm and hold up to 2 ml of e-liquid. This is sufficient to last a reasonable amount of time.
Each pod also lasts around 10 days if you’re a heavy vaper (refilling up to twice daily).
The pods are well made, clicking easily into place without any leakage thanks to the track system which holds them in place securely.
You can easily refill the pod by unscrewing the threaded cap.
The rubber seal beneath it means that there’s no leakage and the larger fill port accommodates all sizes of dropper or bottle nozzle.
It’s a little too easy to over-fill the e-juice, however.
This leads to gurgling, so it’s important to take care how much you’re putting in the first few times.
Fill to just over the cotton wad and you’ll find the wick saturates well without any flooding.
It’s also worth noting that there’s a lot of cotton in the wick and this means that the flavour takes longer to be noticeable.
It’s, therefore, best to wait around twenty minutes after refilling before you vape to ensure the pod doesn’t burn.
Another potential problem is that the pods are dark in colour, so it’s tricky to see how much e-juice you have remaining.
The Orion Q pods also have an airflow built into their mouthpieces. You can adjust these two slots to suit your preferences.
Although it’s technically possible to get both MTL and DTL hits, this device is best suited to DTL vapers.
By restricting the airflow, the mouthpiece and vapour tend to become very hot, and this makes vaping somewhat unpleasant.
Although you can remove the mouthpiece, this does lead to the risk of loosening and leakage. It’s probably best to just leave it in place.
Pros and Cons
There are many advantages to choosing the Orion Q:
- It’s a well-made, sturdy device
- The pods are very secure thanks to the track system
- The battery lasts a long time
- Refilling is very simple
- The pod release switch makes it a breeze to change pods
- The airflow is adjustable
- Good vapour and flavour
There are also a couple of downsides:
- Not ideal for MTL vapers
- There is a lot of cotton in the coil, so it takes a while for the flavour to get through
- There is no pass-through functionality
If you’re looking for a sturdy and reliable pod vaping device which is built to last and which offers an excellent vaping experience, especially for DTL vapers, the Orion Q is an excellent choice.
Although the flavour takes some time to soak through the cotton, this is a very portable device for use on the go which works well with both salt nicotine and regular e-juices.
Whether you’re an experienced vaper or just quitting your smoking habit, this could be a great choice for you.
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