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Which pod systems allow you to add your own e-liquid?

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  1. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    As the title says, which pod systems allow you to add your own pre-mixed, bottled e-liquid to avoid the costly propietary refills?

    Any recommendations?
     
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  2. bombastinator

    bombastinator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Warlock peas, rock boulder, penguin, dolphin, BO (sort of), and probably a bunch more. The only DL one I know of is the dolphin/penguin. Most of the rest are very much MTL
     
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  3. Burnie

    Burnie The Bug Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 1, 2009
    Sunny Florida
    I have only tried the Von Erl, Cora and Rock pod systems, and I ended up stuck on the Rock, bought 6 of them figuring they would not last, still using the first one I got over a year ago, 4 are still in the box unopened. Figured out how to rebuild the pods (new coil & wick). Here is the link to my thread. (how to rebuild pods & link to get one for $9.99 about 1/2 way through thread)

    The Rock by Boulder
     
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  4. newyork13

    newyork13 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 9, 2013
    western Massachusetts
    I have a Kandypens Feather on order. It looked good (nice looking, small, refillable), and I couldn't find any criticisms anywhere (though it's not one that's in vogue yet, so that's not necessarily meaningful.)
    I did email Kandypens with the question if I could use my normal 50/50 12mg non-salt juices with it. They said that using non-salt juices can result in spitback (and understand that they don't make/sell juices, so they don't have a vested interest in the liquids.)
    BTW @Baditude good idea for starting this thread.
     
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  5. Pod_Vaper

    Pod_Vaper Senior Member Verified Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    I have used Rofvape Warlock Peas, Suorin Air, and Envii Fitt (they sell both pre-filled and empty, refillable cartridges). I bought my sister a Wismec Motiv Pod for Christmas, which is a 4ml pod and sub-ohm for DL. There a bunch of others - Sigelei Compak, Suorin Drop, and others listed above.
     
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  6. dansus

    dansus Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 16, 2016
    London
    Quite a few have come out recently, or are on the way.

    A few off the top of my head, Suorin range, Kangertech S1, OVNS Saber, Kaz Vape, Slik/eCard, Kandypens Rubi, Mi-Pod, Smok have 3 designs coming in march, and a whole load of no-name systems from China.
     
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  8. gpjoe

    gpjoe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 30, 2013
    Motown
    I have used three that are refillable:

    myJET
    iCare Mini
    Boulder Rock

    I like the myJET best for mimicking a cigarette, then the iCare, and the Rock last, only because it's a bit airy and if I use a pod-mod it's because I want a cig-a-like experience. It's cheap and works pretty well, just prefer a tighter draw.
     
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  9. NeonH1

    NeonH1 Full Member

    Jan 11, 2018
    I use the iCare 2. Technically it's not considered a pod system, as you replace the coils... but it's a stealthy unit that is incredibly easy to fill and replace coils.
    The coils are dirt cheap and last a pretty good amount of time, considering how small they are.
     
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  10. tomzgreat

    tomzgreat Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 5, 2009
    Chino California
    The Joyetech Penguin SE and the Dolphin are only refillable.

    Just bought my second Penguin SE from VapeSourceing for around $25.00 delivered.

    Lightweight, Battery lasts for 2 days, liquid for around 4 days. Voluminous vapor and Attys ranging from .25 to 1.2 ohms. After vaping on it for a week couldn't bear the weight of my regular unit and bought another to rotate.

    Also recharges using 2.0 and Pbusardo recorded it at 1.7 which is plenty fast. I think it took less than an hour from 3 bar to full.

    Very impressed with it. Definitely a contender.
     
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  11. Fozzy71

    Fozzy71 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 7, 2016
    8 Mile + 2.5
    All the new smok pod systems are refillable and come with empty pods. I don't have any pod systems yet but might pick up an infinix to try for those times I don't want to take my RSQ with me.
     
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  13. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    :thumb:
     
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  14. spaceman84

    spaceman84 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 17, 2013
    North Carolina
    Got a Vapeccino Mate1 recently. Basically a Juul that is designed to be refilled. Came with one MTL pod, which has held up for over a week so far of constant use. It'll be interesting to see if the DTL pods perform as well.
     
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  15. Dandelion Puffball

    Dandelion Puffball Full Member

    Apr 3, 2018
    Pennsylvania
    The Suorin Air and Suorin Drop both use empty, refillable cartridges that you can put whatever you want in. I really like them both. The Air has a looser draw than the Drop, while the Drop produces a bit more vapor. I haven't had any real issues with either one, and none of the DOA pods some reviewers online talked about. The Drop pods have been lasting me at least 15 refills before they start to lose power or get a funny taste that won't go away, which seems like a good run for a $3.95 pod. I haven't had an Air pod die on me yet, so I'm guessing they'll have about as long a lifespan. I'd certainly recommend either one, though they're the only two I've tried so far. The Drop is really good about working with whatever juice I throw in it, even ones that are very far from what's officially recommended by Suorin.
     
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  16. Robbert

    Robbert Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 1, 2016
    The aspire gusto mini isn’t that great.Its just a bit smaller than Pico pods are not refillable as advertised on reviews so I’m sending mine back.
    No flavor at all and it’s more like the first vape pens which are giveaways.
    A salt pod is probably what I’m looking for but after using a lil 16 not many symptoms will get close to flavor in such a small atomizer.
    Put a lil 16 in a tiny battery find a way for juice to flow to cotton then there’s something to look forward too.
    It’s just more disposable overpriced junk is my opinion of aspire gusto mini.
    Harsh,no flavor,poor vapor production and a waste of time and money.
    It’s old technology just in a different package.
     
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  17. Robbert

    Robbert Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 1, 2016
    I’m still considering Vapeccino Mate1 but with V3 now on thier website and X3,who knows what it’ll be,they have my attention.
    I think Mate1 is worth a try and is at least a move forward.
    Refillable pods but coils and wicks I cannot find anything online.
    There are reviews of people holding a coil but that doesn’t mean it’s replaceable.
     
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  18. Robbert

    Robbert Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 1, 2016
    Good to hear you like it and thanks for posting.
    I’m very curious if the coil comes out or is replaceable and/or if can be rewicked with new cotton or choice of user.
    I’ve read many like the DL pod better and looking forward to your opinion after you try DL.
     
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  19. spaceman84

    spaceman84 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 17, 2013
    North Carolina
    I still prefer the Aspire Breeze to the Mate1. Direct to Lung pods are an improvement over the MTL pods, but the first one I tried doesn't seem to be lasting very long. Flavors are going south after only a couple days. So much for gold coil technology. The finish on the Mate1 is also quite thin and not durable. The paint scratches very easily and the metal underneath is showing through after a week or two. Probably going to try the Suorin iShare and the new Vaporesso all in one Breeze/iCare style device next.
     
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  20. Robbert

    Robbert Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 1, 2016
    I’ve just started looking at Pods and the Gusto Mini although I feel deceived by both Halo and Aspire,reviews say refillable but they are not,so I’m returning them for they were to be gifts and vaporer they were for wanted refillable pods
    I may keep one for myself and try removing a tiny plug designed to break and make a plug myself.
    Pros they are light enough to carry in shirt pocket but not feel like a Pico or 18650 mod.
    Vape production good for what it is,flavor poor.
    It works for driving because vaping with my Pico squeeze and I can’t see if windows are not cracked.
    Manual fire button good,battery life surprisingly good or better than expected.
    To help me quit on the go,driving,in field,or during work,I give the Gusto Mini 10 out of 10,10 being best.
    I’ll take a look at breeze and I’d like to try Halo tobacco flavors with esalts at around 40mg.
     
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  21. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    Maybe not a pure Pod Mod. But something Small and Refillable none the less.

    Eleaf iCard All-in-One Starter Kit

    I'll probably get one If the Reviews are decent. I would like something Ultra Light to carry in a Shirt Pocket.
     
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  22. gstriftos

    gstriftos Full Member

    Feb 15, 2016
    zoiDman I got one iCard, can't say I am satisfied. A lot of leaking due to the ''pod'' design, aslo not so mtl as I thought it would be.
     
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