We at Vapinghardware were asked if we would like to review the Suorin Air Pro. I will be honest in saying I’d not heard of Suorin let alone their Air Pro device before. After a quick Google search to see what I could find, there are a few devices that Youmeit, the company that contacted us, have produced and their brand is called Suorin.
Not wanting to pass up the opportunity to try a different brand and work with a new company, we agreed and waited for it to turn up. Imagine our surprise when it arrived and we unpacked it. Apart from having one of the biggest pods we’ve seen, the Suorin Air Pro, for the want of a better word, looked stunning and extremely well built.
Eager to see if it performed as well as it looked and felt, read on and see if it lived up to our expectations.
The Suorin Air Pro is a maximum 18W non-adjustable Mouth to Lung (MTL) pod device incorporating an internal 930mAh battery. Dual activated; the Air Pro is both auto draw and fire button operated allowing two slightly different styles of vaping.
Its appearance is pretty unique resembling the shape and size of a credit card, albeit a little thicker but not by much. The overall look of the Suorin Air Pro in my opinion is simply superb and as soon as you pick it up it feels so well made and solid…It’s outstanding!
Made out of Zinc Alloy and PCTG, the Suorin Air Pro feels reasonably heavy but that’s not surprising as the entire body looks like it’s made out of one solid piece. I can imagine it could take a lot of punishment and still work.
The color range the Suorin Air Pro is available in should suit the majority of tastes coming in 17 different designs and colors. I received the Rainbow Air Pro and loved the look of it but be warned, it is a fingerprint magnet.
Included with the Suorin Air Pro kit is a re-fillable (bottom fill) pod with a 4.9ml e-liquid capacity. The 1.0 ohm Mesh coil is an integral part of the pod meaning it’s not replaceable. When the coil degrades, the pod is disposed of and a new pod fitted.
There is no adjustable airflow; instead it relies on two small pin holes on either side of the Suorin Air Pro body providing the ideal airflow for a smooth unrestricted Mouth to Lung (MTL) draw.
The Suorin Air Pro is very simple and straight-forward to use with just an on/off button which is also used to fire the device if you don’t want auto draw activation. This fire button incorporates a tiny tri-color LED that illuminates when you draw on the pod indicating the remaining battery status and also when the battery is being charged.
Charging the Suorin Air Pro is carried out using the supplied charging cable that connects to the Micro USB port on the side of the device, specified as 5V/1A. There is 3 point connections at the base of the Suorin Air Pro if you wish to connect it to a Pogo docking station (not supplied).
I would like to thank Chilly at Youmeit for sending me the Suorin Air Pro Kit for the purpose of this review. As always this review is completely unbiased and is my honest opinion based on my findings while using the Suorin Air Pro Kit supplied.
Suorin Air Pro Review
- Features and Specifications
- What’s in the Box?
- Suorin Air Pro Design and Appearance
- – The Suorin Air Pro Body
- – The Suorin Air Pro Pod
- Suorin Air Pro Functionality
- Suorin Air Pro Performance
- Suorin Air Pro Battery Performance
- How do I Fill the Suorin Air Pro Pod?
- When and How do I Change the Suorin Air Pro Pod?
- How do I Charge the Suorin Air Pro?
- Suorin Air Pro Kit Price
- Suorin Air Pro Kit Verdict
- Suorin Air Pro Kit Summary
Features and Specifications
- Dimensions: 96mm x 45mm x 12.7mm
- Weight: 83.4 grams
- Construction: Zinc Alloy
- Pod Material: PCTG
- Mouthpiece: Laval Nozzle Airway
- Charging: Micro USB 5V/1A
- Output Wattage: Max 18W
- Output Voltage: Not specified
- E-liquid Capacity: 4.9ml Pod
- Pods: Refillable, Non-replaceable 1.0 ohm Mesh Coil
- Filling Method: Bottom Fill Port
- Firing Method: Draw and Fire Button
- Resistance Range: Not specified
- Battery Specification: Internal 930mAh
- Input Voltage: Not specified
- Display: Color Changing LED illuminating on Fire Button
- Airflow: Fixed
- Chipset: Not specified
- Haptic Feedback
- 5 Safety Protection Features
What’s in the box?
- Suorin Air Pro Device
- Suorin Air Pro Pod – 1.0 ohm Coil
- Micro USB Cable
- User Manual
Suorin Air Pro Design and Appearance
The Suorin Air Pro Body
The Suorin Air Pro delivers a fixed power output of 18W (Max) from its 930mAh internal battery and is both auto draw and fire button activated. Airflow is not variable but has two small air intake pin holes one either side of its casing which provides a very smooth unrestricted MTL draw.
Design of the Suorin Air Pro body is definitely different from the normal, I really do like it. Measuring just 96mm tall (including the pod) by 45mm wide and 12.7mm thick, this really is thin and resembles that of a credit card shape and size.
Constructed out of Zinc Alloy, it appears to be a one piece casing and feels very solid and extremely well built. Considering its size, you would think it’s going to be lightweight but far from it, the Air Pro body alone weighs in at 71.3 grams. Hardly surprising as just holding the Air Pro in your hand does feel really solid and sturdy.
Charging is carried out via the Micro USB port on the side of the body, specified as 1000mA (5V/1A). In addition to this, on the base of the Suorin Air Pro are 3 flush mounting connecting terminals that reportedly connect into a Pogo docking station.
Both the auto draw and fire button are very responsive, made possible by the on-board chip set, which also ensures the included safety features are maintained, such as:
- Overtime Protection (5 seconds)
- Low Battery Voltage Protection
- Open Circuit Protection
- Over Charge Protection
- Short Circuit Protection
There are 17 different designs and colors available in the Suorin Air Pro Kit range:
- Faded Skeleton
- Ice Blue
- Lavender Purple
- Lively Green
- Star-Spangled Blue
- Star Spangled Red
- Sunglow Gold
- Bright Silver
- Gothic Skeleton
- Galaxy Blue
- Galaxy Green
- Sakura Green
- Cherry Blossom
- Sakura Purple
The color I received to test for this review was the Rainbow version and I can only say I loved it BUT talk about a fingerprint magnet. This may put some people off but don’t worry, there are lots of other designs that this won’t happen to. For me, I don’t mind, I really do like the finish on it.
Both the front and back facing sides of the Suorin Air Pro are completely smooth with no controls or buttons etc, the only thing visible is the branding. “Suorin Air Pro” is screen printed on one side and “Suorin” with a small logo on the other side. Both the screen printings are very discrete.
On one side of the Suorin Air Pro is one of the air intake pinholes and just below that is a very small and very slightly raised on/off/fire button. This oblong button is approx. 10mm by 2mm and has the smallest tri-colored LED in it that I’ve ever seen. Despite its size, it’s pretty bright.
This tri-color changing LED illuminates when you draw on the pod in the color that corresponds to the level of charge left in the internal battery. This LED will also illuminate when the Suorin Air Pro is being charged or it’s displaying any notifications of the different levels of protection.
See the Functionality section of this review for the different levels of protection and the safety notifications that are displayed with the color change LED.
The reverse side of the Suorin Air Pro again has the air intake pinhole and just below that is the micro USB charging port. I was a little surprised to see the charge port wasn’t Type-C but then again it’s not really a problem.
Airflow is limited to a single small pinhole on each side of the Suorin Air Pro which provide the unrestricted MTL draw. It is possible to place your thumb/finger over one of the pin holes if you wish to restrict the draw slightly.
The base of the Suorin Air Pro is flat and despite the Pogo docking connections it will stand upright, although not very stable. The bottom flat surface only measures 4mm deep so it makes sense to lay this down on its side when not in use.
At the top of the Suorin Air Pro is a shaped recessed opening where the pod locates. Two circular magnets sit either end of this recess with two gold plated spring loaded coil contact pins that sit off-center. There is a third pin in-between the coil contact pins which I’m assuming is some sort of auto draw sensor.
Because the pod recess is shaped, the pod will only fit in this recess one way round. When the pod is inserted into the Air Pro it will vibrate once to indicate it’s been connected (Haptic feedback).
The Suorin Air Pro Pod
Before I get into the details of the pod, I have to say this is the biggest pod I’ve ever seen. Yes it’s as thin as the Suorin Air Pro but to get the e-liquid capacity, the pod spans the width of the Air Pro body. Don’t get me wrong, I like it. In fact I think it adds to the overall aesthetics really well.
It’s a bottom fill design with a whopping 4.9ml e-liquid capacity and has an integrated 1.0 ohm mesh coil. The coil is not replaceable so once the coil degrades the whole pod will need replacing. Suorin state that the pod is good for 6 re-fills. I’m currently up to 11 fills and it’s still going strong with flavor and vapor as good as the first fill.
The pod is manufactured out of clear opaque black PCTG material so you can easily see the level of e-liquid in the pod. Interestingly, the coil sits off center in the pod and there are 3 visible vertical dividers within the casing that channel the e-liquid into each section.
Another really novel feature of this pod is the mouthpiece. Youmeit state that it’s a LAVAL nozzle airway design that takes away more heat by speeding up the airflow.
Because the coil sits off center, so does the chimney section and the small, very thin oblong opening that you vape through. The oblong slot is about 12mm long with a small 3mm circular opening which really does provide a good MTL vape style.
It does take a little getting used to because it’s not obvious without looking where the mouthpiece slot is. At times I was covering my lips over the top corner of the pod to vape, yet other times I was placing my lips centrally on the pod. Either method worked fine and always gave a very good draw.
On the underside of the pod are the two gold plated coil contacts with a small airflow ingress port. There are no magnets on the pod, the surrounding base is metal (alloy) which when fitted to the Suorin Air Pro makes contact with the two magnets to firmly secure it in place.
Access to the 6mm oval filling port is via a black silicone rubber stopper which has a raised rubber flap making it perfect to grasp between your fingers to open the stopper. Again I have to say this is one of the best silicone rubber flaps I’ve ever come across.
The lower section of the pod is shaped to follow the contour of the Suorin Air Pro body so will only fit one way round. On this section is written the name “Suorin”, with “4.9ml” capacity and a “Min” e-liquid level but surprisingly I couldn’t find any reference to the coil resistance.
When the pod is fitted to the Suorin Air Pro, the tri-color LED on the fire button will illuminate once with the designated color corresponding to the remaining battery level and the Air Pro will vibrate (Haptic feedback).
The pod is held very securely in place by both the magnets and the push fit of the pod against the Air Pro recess. I held the pod section and shook the Air Pro several times and the pod remained fixed in place.
During the time I’ve been using the Suorin Air Pro, each time I’ve removed the pod to fill with e-liquid, there were no signs of leaks or any condensation on the base of the pod or around the Suorin Air Pro contact pins.
Bearing in mind this pod is disposable once the coil has gone past its best, it really is one of the best pods I’ve come across. Not just its design and build quality, the performance in terms of flavor is really good.
Suorin Air Pro Functionality
Using the Suorin Air Pro is very simple and straightforward to use. There are no menu options, no wattage adjustment, no airflow to fiddle with, just turn the Air Pro on by pressing the fire button 5 times and you’re good to go. Obviously make sure you keep the pod topped up with your favourite e-liquid and enjoy your vaping experience.
The only indications on the Suorin Air Pro are the Haptic feedback and the tiny illuminated LED on the On/Off/Fire button which lights up when the pod is inserted, lights up when you draw on the device, and cycles when the device is on charge.
This Tri-Color changing LED will highlight the status of the battery during use and while it’s charging with three colors as shown below:
- Green – 41% – Full charge
- Blue – 10% – 40% of charge
- Red – <10% of charge
The chip set that controls the Suorin Air Pro maintains a constant output throughout the discharge cycle of the battery, providing a fast responsive fire button/draw activated vape. This chip also controls the included safety features and operating functions providing haptic feedback and a visual indication via the Illuminated LED on the fire button as follows:
- Charging – LED cycles on and off (red, blue or green). Vibrate once
- Full charge – LED remains constant green
- Turn On/Off – LED flashes 3 times. Vibrate once
- Pod inserted – LED flashes once. Vibrate once
- Low battery – LED flashes 3 times
- Low resistance – LED flashes 5 times
- No Pod fitted – LED flashes 8 times if fire button pressed
- No atomizer detected – LED flashes 8 times
- Overtime protection (5s) – LED flashes 10 times. Vibrate once
I was not able to find a way of locking the fire button. In all honesty I don’t think this is much of an issue as the fire button is very small and sits virtually flush with the side of the casing. It would of been nice to of had the option though.
I can’t comment on the Pogo docking/charging station, as at the time of writing this review they were not available and obviously I wasn’t sent one.
Suorin Air Pro Performance
As with most MTL vape pods, using e-liquid with a PG/VG ratio of 50/50 is recommended because of the smaller wicking ports and lower power. With some pods, the throat hit when using freebase nicotine around 3mg or 6mg doesn’t provide a good enough hit to satisfy your craving. In this case, Nic Salts are used at higher nicotine strength to overcome this problem.
This 1.0 ohm pod doesn’t suffer from this problem. Irrespective if you’re using higher strength Nic salts or a lower level freebase nicotine, the pod performed really well in terms of flavor and throat hit with pretty decent vapor production.
Flavor came through really well, even from the first draw. Vapor was ideal, not excessive but enough to feel satisfied. I stayed using a 50/50 ratio as the coil in the pod is quite small and I was worried that the wicking ports may not keep up with a higher VG ratio.
The lack of any variable airflow was not a problem, the draw on the pod with the two airflow pinholes gave just enough restriction in achieving my ideal MTL draw.
Auto draw worked every time, in fact it was perfect. Even the slightest draw activated the Air Pro. Alternatively you can use the fire button but I found I didn’t need to.
My one initial concern was the offset coil and the position of the draw channel in the mouthpiece. Because it’s located off center, I expected to have to place my lips over one corner of the pod to get a good enough draw. Definitely NOT, placing your lips loosely in the center of the mouthpiece worked every time.
The more I vaped on this pod the more I liked it to the point I honestly think this Suorin Air Pro pod is fantastic. I can’t find anything that I don’t like about it. What’s even more surprising is that it’s a fixed coil so will have to dispose of the pod when the coil degrades.
While testing and writing this review, I’ve cycled approximately 50ml of e-liquid through the pod and the coil/pod is showing no signs of faltering with no e-liquid seepage visible on any of the coil contacts.
Suorin Air Pro Battery Performance
The Suorin Air Pro is powered by an internal 930mAh battery. Charging time is very good, taking approximately 50 minutes to fully charge via the onboard 1 amp micro USB charger/cable.
On average I was achieving around 8 hours vaping from a fully charged battery. This time will vary depending on your vaping style i.e. duration and frequency of your draw.
The battery level indications on the LED are pretty accurate so you will know that once the LED is showing red when you vape, the battery level remaining is below 10% of its charge. I found that I was getting around 45 minutes of usage left before the battery cut out and started flashing 3 times.
Once the LED flashes red 3 times, you will no longer be able to vape and will have to re-charge the battery. The Suorin Air Pro doesn’t have pass through meaning you can’t vape while it’s being charged.
How Do I Fill The Suorin Air Pro Pod?
The design of the pod, being a bottom fill, means you will have to remove it from the Suorin Air Pro body to fill with e-liquid.
On the bottom of the pod you will see the little black silicone rubber flap that’s raised which is concealing the oval fill port opening. Pull this flap upwards to reveal the oval fill port. The other end of the rubber seal is secured to the pod so it won’t get misplaced.
Fill the pod up with your e-liquid and replace the black silicone rubber seal securely. The oval fill port is a reasonable size so will accept short stubby tip e-liquid bottles.
Re-insert the pod into the Suorin Air Pro and push the pod down to ensure it’s securely fitted. The LED will flash and the Air Pro will vibrate so you know it’s made proper contact.
Do ensure that you don’t let the e-liquid level run down too low before you top up the pod. There is a minimum e-liquid mark on the pod but as a rule of thumb, if you can’t see your e-liquid in the pod it really is time to fill it up. Letting it run down too low will burn the coil/wick and a new pod will have to be fitted.
Quick Tip: If you are filling the pod for the first time, once filled, leave to stand for approx. 10-15 minutes before you start to vape. This will help saturate the wick fully in e-liquid and help prolong the life of the coil in the pod.
When and How Do I Change The Suorin Air Pro Pod?
Because the Suorin Air Pro has a fixed 1.0 ohm coil and is NOT replaceable, when the coil starts to degrade after a couple of weeks use, the pod will need to be discarded and a new pod fitted. Youmeit state on their website that the pod/coil is good for 6 re-fills. I’m currently up to 11 re-fills and it’s still performing very well.
An indication of the coil degrading will show by either a loss of flavor or a lack of vapor or in worst case a severe nasty burnt taste. It is possible too that the coil could fail completely showing a No Atomizer indication. Either way, discard the pod and fit a new one.
Pull the pod away from the Suorin Air Pro body. It’s quite a tight fit so will require a little pressure. Unfortunately if you still have e-liquid in the pod, this will have to be discarded as well.
When fitting a new pod, follow the procedure for How Do I Fill The Pod, written earlier on in this review. As you insert the pod into the Suorin Air Pro body, It will vibrate once and the LED on the fire button will briefly illuminate to identify the pod has been fitted.
How Do I Charge The Suorin Air Pro?
Using the supplied charging cable, plug the cable into the micro USB port on the side of the Suorin Air Pro body. Connect the other end into a suitable power source (typically 5V/1A).
When the Suorin Air Pro is first placed on charge, it will vibrate once and the fire button LED will glow and cycle red in color. Once the charge increases beyond 10% of its full capacity, the fire button LED will glow and cycle blue in color. I timed this period to be 5 minutes.
As the charge time increases, once it’s reached 40% of its full capacity, the LED will glow and cycle green in color. I timed this period to be a further 13 minutes from blue to green.
Once fully charged, the fire button LED will remain constantly illuminated in green indicating the charge cycle has been completed. I timed this period to be a further 31 minutes.
Charging time takes approximately 50 minutes to fully charge the battery using the supplied charging cable with the appropriate charging source. Do note the Suorin Air Pro doesn’t have a ‘pass-through” facility therefore you won’t be able to charge and vape at the same time.
I did observe that while the Suorin Air Pro was on charge, the case was warm to the touch. I strongly advise to always charge this, and any other device for that matter, on a non-flammable surface.
As always, NEVER leave your vape device unattended while on charge.
Suorin Air Pro Kit Price
Even though The Suorin Air Pro is not as widely available as some of its counterparts, don’t let this put you off. For around £20/$25 this kit is incredible. After having used it for a couple of weeks I would gladly pay more for it.
Build quality, the styling and the performance blew me away. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles but it doesn’t need them.
The following links will take you directly to Youmeit.shop where you can purchase the Suorin Air Pro and the Pods.
Suorin Air Pro Kit Verdict
- Fantastic design and build quality
- Slim and extremely stylish
- Really good flavor and vapor
- Draw activation responsive
- Impressive in-built 1.0 ohm coil
- Good coil/pod life
- Very good battery life
- Pod is see-through
- Bottom fill port bung easy to undo
- Dual activation
- Haptic Feedback
- Fixed airflow good
- No pass-through facility
- Couldn’t lock fire button
Suorin Air Pro Kit Summary
Considering I’d not heard of Suorin before, I was totally surprised at just how good the Air Pro was. Everything about it just spoke of quality and was really pleasurable to use. It looked good, it felt good, its design makes it stand out from the crowd and it performed really well.
Its 930mAh internal battery is pretty decent for the size of the pod kit and battery life is very good. How they manage to fit the battery in and everything else into such a small thin casing is amazing. Charging time is also pretty quick in less than 1 hour.
Flavor and vapor from the 1.0 ohm coil was very good, dual activation was faultless, airflow was ideal, the design looked very good, all in all a really nice vape kit.
I feel Youmeit have produced a fantastic pod kit with the Suorin Air Pro. It may not be to everyone’s taste in terms of its styling as it is different from the norm, but it certainly ticked all the boxes for me.
Reading up about Youmeit you can see they’ve only been going for a relatively short time (2016) but I have to say what they’ve achieved in that time is impressive.
For people wanting an easy no hassle vape pod to use you will have to go a long way to find a better one than this. Would I recommend the Suorin Air Pro pd kit… Most Definitely.
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