Suorin are coming on leaps and bounds in the vaping market and over a relatively short time they are making a good name for themselves in terms of quality and performance. This is our third review on a Suorin product; this time it’s their Drop 2 Pod.
Their original Drop was released at the back end of 2017 but we didn’t have any firsthand experience with it. Following a little research we can report that the Drop 2 is a worthy upgrade in almost every aspect. We won’t comment on their original release, other than say it still follows the “Tear Drop” design but focus on this one…..the Sourin Drop 2.
The Suorin Drop 2 Pod kit is a fixed wattage (14W max) draw activated Mouth To Lung (MTL) device incorporating a 1000mAh re-chargeable internal battery with a re-fillable but non-replaceable coil pod. As the name suggests, the Drop 2 resembles the shape of a water droplet and is very compact, measuring just 78.8mm (H) x 52mm (W) x 17.8mm (D).
It’s constructed out of Zinc Alloy and PCTG material with a patterned In-Mould Labelling (IML) finish on both side surfaces with a small outer alloy band around its oval shaped edge. The 2 fixed airflow pin holes, Type C charging port, On/Off button and 4 separate small holes with white LED’s beneath are all positioned around this alloy band.
There are currently 6 different color/patterned design options available.
The Drop 2 replaceable pod is re-fillable and has an e-liquid capacity of 3.7ml (2ml if sold in the EU) and the kit comes supplied with a 1.0ohm pod. These pods are a bottom fill design and made of semi-opaque smoked black PCTG material so the e-liquid level is visible in the pod.
Control of the Suorin Drop 2 is achieved by the on board chipset with provides the usual safety features and charging the Drop 2 is done using the supplied 5V/1A Type-C USB charging port and cable.
There are no menu settings, it’s a fixed plug and play vape pod being simple and straightforward to use.
I would like to thank the Chilly at Youmeit for sending me the Suorin Drop 2 pod kit for the purpose of this review. As always this review is completely unbiased and is my honest opinion based on my findings on the Suorin Drop 2 pod kit we received. We may receive a small affiliate fee if you click on any of the links but at no extra cost to you.
Suorin Drop 2 Pod Review
- Features and Specifications
- What’s in the Box?
- Drop 2 Design and Appearance
- Drop 2 Pod Design and Appearance
- Drop 2 Functionality
- Drop 2 Pod Kit Performance
- Drop 2 Battery Performance
- How do I Fill the Drop 2 Pod?
- When and How do I Change the Drop 2 Pod?
- How do I Charge the Drop 2?
- Suorin Drop 2 Pod Kit Price
- Suorin Drop 2 Pod Kit Verdict
- Suorin Drop 2 Pod Kit Summary
Features and Specifications
- Dimensions: 78.8mm (H) x 52mm (W) x 17.8mm (D)
- Weight: 62 grams
- Construction: Zinc Alloy
- Pod Material: PCTG
- Charging: Type C USB 5V 1A
- Output Wattage: Fixed 14W Max
- E-liquid Capacity: 3.7ml (2ml TPD)
- Pods: Refillable (Bottom fill), Non-replaceable Coil
- Resistance: 1.0ohm pods
- Battery Specification: Internal 1000mAh
- Output Voltage: 3.2V – 4.2V
- Display: 4x White LED’s
- Airflow: 2 x Fixed Pinholes
- Firing Mechanism: Draw Activated
- Pass Thru Vaping
- On/Off Button
What’s in the Box?
- Suorin Drop 2 device
- Suorin Drop 2 Pod 1.0 ohm
- Type-C USB Cable
- User Manual
Packaging is pretty standard although the white cardboard box is quite rigid so definitely won’t get damaged in transit. A picture of the Drop 2 on the front depicts the color variant inside and on the reverse of the box is a scratch authenticity label together with the included contents.
The Suorin Drop 2 pod comes attached to the battery body with a grey silicone rubber cover over the mouthpiece. Removing the pod will show the removable sticky label on the bottom covering the coil pins so it can’t be accidentally fired before it’s filled with e-liquid.
Unfortunately the kit doesn’t come with a spare pod which would have been nice so you will have to purchase spare pods pretty soon.
Suorin Drop 2 Design and Appearance
The Suorin Drop 2 is a MTL fixed non-adjustable wattage pod firing up to a maximum of 14W and powered from its 1000mAh internal re-chargeable battery. It’s constructed out of zinc alloy with a satin chrome outer frame with colored IML side panels that protect the device from scratches.
Dimensions of the Drop 2 are 78.8mm in height, which includes the attached pod, 52mm in width by 17.8mm thick and weighs in at 62 grams making this a very compact device. The overall shape and design of the Suorin Drop 2 resembles that of a water droplet and really is very comfortable to hold.
Being auto draw activated only, the small control button below the 4 LED’s doesn’t fire the pod but switches the Drop 2 on/off.
5 clicks of the button will turn the device on and the 4 white LED’s will illuminate and count up from 1, 2, 3, 4 and then extinguish. Switching the device off is the same 5 clicks, but this time the 4 LED’s will count down from 4 to 1 the extinguish.
Airflow control is achieved by 2 fixed small pinholes, 1 either side on the chrome alloy casing just below the pod opening recess. This fixed airflow provides a semi-tight MTL vape draw although you can block 1 or both of the airflow holes with your thumb/finger to restrict the airflow more to tighten the draw.
Charging the internal battery is carried out via the Type-C USB charging port on the bottom of the Drop 2, specified as 5V/1A. The 4 tiny LED’s gives a visual indication as to the charge status of the battery. Each LED represents approximately 25% of charge and will cycle (slow flash) until it has reached that level. The next LED will cycle until all 4 LED’s remain static indicating that it’s fully charged.
There is NO firing button as the Suorin Drop 2 is draw activated only and controlled by the onboard chip set, which also ensures the safety features are maintained, such as:
- Overtime protection (5 seconds)
- No atomizer detected
- Low battery protection
- Overcharge protection
- Atomizer short-circuit protection
As we’ve said, the overall appearance of the Suorin Drop 2 is shaped like a water droplet with an 8mm outer chrome zinc alloy band that houses the 2 airflow pin holes, the on/off button, the type-c charging port and 4 very small LED’s.
There are also 2 larger holes on one side of the banding which appear to be slots for attaching a lanyard although I couldn’t find any information on this and one isn’t included in the kit.
The 4 small LED’s display the status of the internal battery and will also provide a visual indication of any safety notifications. Further explanation of these LED’s is described in the “Functionality” section.
At the top of the Suorin Drop 2 is the reasonably deep rectangular pod recess with the two gold plated spring loaded control pins centrally located that make contact with the coil in the pod when it’s fitted.
A small auto draw sensor is positioned to the side of the two coil contact pins and two fairly large circular magnets at the ends of this recess.
There are 6 colors with different designs available in the Suorin Drop 2 range:
- Sky Blue
- The Scream
- Yellow Amber
- Red Amber
- Peacock Plume
The one I received was the Red Amber version and is seen throughout this review. The color change between the designs is limited to the front and back panels while the zinc alloy frame that runs around the Drop 2 is polished alloy (satin chrome). The patterned design of the panels of the Red Amber version we received looks very effective and gave the device an expensive and quality feel.
Branding is very discreet and limited to “Drop 2” in small font screen printed towards the bottom on one side and the reverse face has the word “Suorin” in the same size font. Certainly on the Red Amber one we received, you could only just see this branding amongst the side panels design.
Even though the Suorin Drop 2 is pretty small and reasonably lightweight, it does look and feel robust and certainly looks well made. The IML surface finish is very smooth and tactile and is claimed to prevent surface scratches.
Suorin Drop 2 Pod Design and Appearance
The Drop 2 pod is a contoured arrow head shaped design spanning the width of the Drop 2 body with a central integrated mouthpiece. It’s uni-directional so can be fitted either way round.
It’s a bottom fill design with a 3.7ml e-liquid capacity (2ml restricted for the TPD market) 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 has a service life of 7 days after its been filled with e-liquid.
I’ve been using this pod for nearly 2 weeks having refilled the pod approx 12 times so far and it’s still going strong with good flavor and vapor.
The pod is manufactured out of black tinted semi-opaque PCTG material so you can see the level of e-liquid in the pod when held up against a light. The coil is centrally positioned in the pod and there appears to be 2 visible vertical dividers within the casing that channel the e-liquid into each section of the pod.
A semi tight MTL vaping style is achieved from the small very thin oblong opening at the top of the pod which measures about 12mm long with a small 3mm circular opening leading down into the coil chimney.
On the underside of the pod are the two gold plated coil contacts with a small airflow ingress port between them. There are no magnets on the pod, the surrounding base is metal (alloy) which when fitted to the Suorin Drop 2 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 rubber bung is pretty chunky having channelled groves so makes a really good seal.
It is one of the best silicone rubber flaps and bung I’ve come across on a pod, something we first observed on the Suorin Air Pro when we reviewed that earlier in the year.
The lower section of the pod that fits into the pod recess is shaped to follow the contour of the Suorin Drop 2 body. On this section is written the name “Suorin”, with the usual CE markings, “3.7ml” capacity and a “Min” e-liquid level but there is no reference to the coil resistance.
When the pod is fitted to the Suorin Drop 2 and it’s turned on, the 4 white LEDs on the satin chrome side band will illuminate once to indicate the pod has made contact and is ready for use.
The pod is held very securely in place by both the magnets and the push fit of the pod against the Drop 2 pod recess. As proof, I held the pod section and shook the Drop 2 several times and the pod remained fixed in place.
During the time I’ve been using the Suorin Drop 2, 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 Drop 2 contact pins.
Bearing in mind this pod doesn’t have a replaceable coil therefore is disposable, the build quality and performance in terms of flavor and vapor is really good.
Suorin Drop 2 Pod Kit Functionality
The Suorin Drop 2 pod kit is very straightforward and simple to use and is limited to a fixed single power level of 14W. It’s a draw activated device so there is no fire button but it does have a power on/off button.
Its only indication (user display) are the 4 small white LED’s which lights up when the pod is inserted, lights up when you draw on the device, cycle when the device is on charge and indicate the current battery status when you draw on the pod.
Switching the Suorin Drop 2 on is carried out by pressing the small control button 5 times in quick succession. The 4 LED’s will illuminate one at a time in white, counting up from bottom to top. Turning the Drop 2 off is again done by pressing the button 5 times. The 4 LED’s this time will count downwards.
If the Suorin Drop 2 is turned on, inserting the pod will illuminate the 4 LED’s once. Do note, if the remaining battery charge is below 75% then only the appropriate LED’s will illuminate once.
Battery Status/Charge Levels
- 1 LED illuminated = 0 – 25%
- 2 LED’s illuminated = 25% – 50%
- 3 LED’s illuminated = 50% – 75%
- 4 LED’s illuminated = 75% – 100%
Suorin state in their manual that pressing the fire button to check the remaining battery level will illuminate either 1, 2, 3 or 4 of the LED’s, depending on the charge remaining in the Drop 2.
Firstly, it’s NOT a fire button, it’s purely an On/Off button. Secondly, this did NOT work. Nothing happens when pressing the on/off button unless you press it 5 times which will switch the device On or Off.
I believe it’s an error in the manual. This operation only works, NOT by pressing the On/Off button but by drawing on the pod.
The on-board chip that controls the Sourin Drop 2 maintains a constant output throughout the discharge cycle of the battery, providing a fast responsive draw activated vape. This chip also controls the included safety features and provides the visual indication via the 4 small LED’s as follows:
- Charging – The corresponding LED will cycle
- Full charge – 4 white LED’s remain illuminated
- Low battery – 1 white LED flashes 3 times (Note 1)
- Short circuit – 4 white LED’s flash 5 times
- No atomizer – 4 white LED’s flash 8 times
- Over time protection – 4 white LED’s flash 10 times
- Pod inserted – 4 white LED’s flash once
- Switching On – Each white LED will flash once from bottom to top
- Switching Off – Each white LED will flash once from Top to bottom
Note 1: Suorin state in their manual that the low battery prompt will flash the 4 LED’s 3 times. They also state that 0-25% of charge causes the bottom LED to blink red. This is NOT correct. The Low Battery prompt will flash the bottom LED only 3 times and it won’t be red, it’s a white LED.
Suorin Drop 2 Pod Performance
The Pod supplied in the kit has an integrated 1.0 ohm mesh coil. As we’ve already mentioned, the pod doesn’t have replaceable coils therefore once the coil becomes degraded, the pod will have to be disposed of and a new one fitted.
As with most MTL vape pods, nicotine salts with a PG/VG ratio of 50/50 is recommended because of the smaller wicking ports in the coil and the lower power (wattage) used.
When first using a new pod, I would recommend filling the pod with your e-liquid and leave it to stand for 10-15 minutes to allow the e-liquid to saturate into the wick before vaping.
Drop 2 Pod (1.0 ohm)
I usually try and bed the coil in after its first filling by starting off on a low wattage and taking a few draws before I crank it up to my sweet spot. The Drop 2 being a fixed 14W meant my first draw was going straight in for the kill!
Using a 50/50 ratio 6mg freebase Tropical Mango e-liquid (my own mix), straight after the first draw the flavor came through and was surprisingly strong. The draw was a fairly tight MTL and I was getting a nice amount of vapor too.
The lack of any variable airflow was not a problem, the draw on the pod with the two airflow pinholes gave just enough restriction. If you did want to tighten the draw, placing your thumb/finger over one of the airflow holes will restrict the airflow to the coil.
After a couple of re-fills I switched my 50/50 mix to a 70/30 higher VG e-liquid to see how the wicking ports on the coil would cope. The 1.0 ohm coil kept up faultlessly with no dry hits at all.
I’ve been using this pod for a couple of weeks now and have cycled about 60ml of e-liquid through it with no loss of flavor. Having removed the pod periodically, to check for signs of leaking, there was no evidence of e-liquid or condensation around the contact pins or in the pod recess.
I really like the design and performance of this coil/pod and would definitely recommend it.
Auto Draw Activation
The draw activation was always responsive and worked every time. There was very little turbulence evident during the draw and the sensitivity of the draw was really good.
Suorin Drop 2 Battery Performance
While using the 1.0 ohm pod, I was getting nearly 2 days use from a fully charged battery. Considering the internal battery capacity is 1000mAh, the battery life is really good. This time is subjective and depends on your vaping frequency and length of draw.
The battery status indication of the 4 LED’s seemed pretty accurate with each LED showing about 25% of the charge left. Drawing on the pod will show the remaining charge left. Once the LED flashes 3 times, you will no longer be able to vape and will have to re-charge the battery.
Re-charging the battery is pretty quick, only taking approximately 60 minutes to reach a full charge via the Type C 5V/1A charging port. The Drop 2 has a “Pass Thru” function so you can vape while it’s on charge.
How do I Fill the Suorin Drop 2 Pod?
The design of the pod, being a bottom fill, means you will have to remove it from the Suorin Drop 2 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 Drop 2 and it will snap into place and be held by the two magnets. The LED’s will flash once 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 Drop 2 Pod?
Because the Drop 2 pod uses an integrated coil, the coil itself 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.
An indication of the coil degrading will show by either a loss of flavor and/or a lack of vapor, or in worse case you will experience a burnt taste. At this point, discard the pod and fit a new one. Equally, if the LED’s indicate check atomizer or short circuit, a new pod will need to be fitted.
Pull the pod away from the Drop 2 body. It’s quite a tight fit and the surface of the pod is quiet slippery so will require a little pressure and patcients. Unfortunately if you still have e-liquid in the pod, this will have to be discarded as well.
When fitting a new pod, remove the plastic sticky label from the contact pins and fill with your e-liquid (see how do I fill the pod). As you insert the pod into the Drop 2 body, the small LED’s will briefly illuminate to identify the pod has been fitted.
How do I Charge the Drop 2?
Using the supplied Type-C USB charging cable, plug the cable into the USB port on the bottom of the Drop 2. Connect the other end into a suitable power source (typically 5V/1A).
Whilst charging, the first LED will slowly flash white and then turn static before the next LED starts to flash. This will continue until the first 3 LEDs are static with the 4th LED flashing. Once fully charged, the 4 white LED’s will remain constantly illuminated indicating the charge cycle has completed.
We did observe while the Suorin Drop 2 was being charged, the Drop 2 body was warm to the touch.
Once fully charged, remove the power source. Charging time takes approximately 60 minutes to fully charge the battery.
The Drop 2 does have a ‘pass-through” function therefore you are able to charge and vape at the same time.
As always, NEVER leave your vape device unattended while on charge and place it on a non-flammable surface.
Suorin Drop 2 Pod Kit Price
It’s discreet, it’s compact, it’s refillable. It’s very well built, it performs well and is simple to use. Sourin are chomping at the bit and fast becoming one of the bigger players.
Retailing around the £25/$25 mark,the Suorin Drop 2 is reasonably priced and well worth the money.
We’ve added links below to the Youmeit shop where you can buy both the Drop 2 and replaceable pods.
Suorin Drop 2 Pod Kit Verdict
- Good design and build quality
- Very good flavor
- Draw activation responsive
- Impressive in-built coil
- Very good battery life
- Pod is see-through
- Pass-through function
- User manual incorrect
- Only 1 pod supplied in kit
Suorin Drop 2 Pod Kit Summary
The Suorin Drop 2 pod kit is small, discrete, well built and performs really well. Its 1000mAh internal battery and 14W fixed power level is perfect in providing a satisfying all day vape. The fixed airflow wasn’t a problem as it produced a reasonably tight MTL style vape.
Flavor was impressive and the 3.7ml of e-liquid in the pod lasted a long time before needing re-filling. The coil / pod performed really well with both Nic Salts and Freebase nicotine, giving a smooth response from the draw activation every time.
Because of its simplicity, the Drop 2 pod kit is aimed more as a beginner’s vape kit but equally I was more than happy using it. Also the quick charging cycle of 60 minutes, plus the fact it has pass-thru, means you’re not without a vape for too long.
I’m always in two minds regarding replaceable and non-replaceable coils but can say so far the pod has lasted over 2 weeks and a definite bonus is they DON’T leak.
Overall I found it was well built, it’s a good stealth device, looks a quality vape device and performs really well.
Hope you enjoyed this review and found it useful. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave us a comment below.
If you do have one or are planning to buy one, please let us know your thoughts on the Suorin Drop 2.