This is our complete SMOK RPM160 Pod Mod Kit review.
The SMOK RPM160 is one of the latest products in the RPM series. Joining on from the original RPM 40, and the RPM 80 series, the RPM160 was designed to have much more power, whilst remaining as a pod system.
Today we’re going to be reviewing the SMOK RPM160 and seeing whether it’s worth buying or not.
Let’s get into the review…
SMOK RPM160 Pod Mod Kit Review
Within this review of the SMOK RPM160, we’re going to be discussing and reviewing the following areas:
- Available Color Options
- Box Mod
- Sub-Ohm Tank
- Where to Buy
- What’s Included in the Kit
- Overall Opinion
Before we start reviewing the different parts of the kit, let’s quickly cover the specifications of the SMOK RPM160:
- Battery: Dual High-Amp 18650 Battery (not included)
- Chipset: IQ-160
- Wattage Output Range: 1-160W
- Voltage Output Range: 0.5-8.0V
- Resistance Range: 0.1-2.5 Ohm
- Firing Speed: 0.0015s
- Pod Capacity: 5mL
- Screen: 0.96″ TFT Display Screen
- Charging Port: Micro USB Port
- Protections: Low Voltage, Short-Circuit, 10 Seconds Cut-Off, High-Temperature
Here are some of the highlighted features of the SMOK RPM160 Pod Mod Kit:
- Low Voltage
- 10 Second Cut-off
- High Temperature
- Intelligent Coil Recognition
Available Color Options
The SMOK RPM160 is available in 6 different colors, which are as follows:
- 7-Color Carbon Fiber
- Black Carbon Fiber
- Blue Carbon Fiber
- Gold Carbon Fiber
- Red Carbon Fiber
- Silver Carbon Fiber
The SMOK RPM160 Pod Mod Kit is a next-gen hybrid device that boasts 160 watts of raw vaping power.
It also features a huge eliquid capacity and the ability to DIY with an RDTA cartridge. One thing that surprised me about this vape was just how manageable it was.
Considering its size, the RPM160 is considerably light and compact. It does though share similarities with the Artery Nugget GT 200W Pod Mod. Keep reading to find out how it compares.
SMOK is a well-respected vape manufacturer based out of Shenzhen, China.
They used to primarily develop cloud bellowing sub-ohm tanks and box mods. But, in more recent years have shifted to producing a lot of pod-based systems.
The RPM160 Pod Mod is a robust vape contained within a portable form.
The body is noticeably thinner and taller in comparison to similar devices. It measures 125mm by 45mm by 28.2 mm and weighs just 120 grams.
The main chassis is made from a lightweight zinc-alloy material which unfortunately feels a bit like cheap plastic. This makes it pocket-friendly, but not overly durable.
The RPM160 Pod Mod takes dual 18650 batteries and can output an impressive 160 watts.
This is a touch shy of the Nugget GT which can output 200 watts.
But who really needs that much power really?
The IQ-160 chipset boasts a lightning-fast firing speed of 0.001 seconds and can intelligently auto-detect the perfect wattage for your coils. It also does a fantastic job of optimizing your battery life. I was able to get a full week off a single charge.
The front face features a large responsive firing button and individual adjustment buttons. The 0.96″ inch TFT display screen doesn’t have the best layout or color scheme in my personal opinion. But it’s still relatively easy to navigate. Furthermore, the battery percentages were also a bit hard to see from a glance.
The battery door is located on the bottom and is hinged. It works a treat and is rather sturdy.
On top, is your eliquid cartridge. It can hold a whopping 7.5ml of juice!
Furthermore, you can conveniently fill it without taking anything apart. The press-fit 0.15ohm NiCr mesh coils are a breeze to install but don’t seal very well.
I experienced a decent amount of leaking throughout the course of testing. The flavor was ok but could be so much better with one of the two massive airflow slots covered.
A quick fix for this might be a Vaporesso style plug.
The SMOK RPM160 Pod Mod Kit is currently available for pre-order.
The best price I could find online was $19.90 USD from Eight Vape. I think this is a great asking price.
If you’d like to take full advantage of all 160 watts this device has to offer, make sure to also check out the RDTA cartridge. It’s sold separately and makes the kit so much more versatile.
The SMOK RPM160 Pod Mod Kit comes in a variety of faux carbon fiber colors that include rainbow, black, blue, gold, red, and also silver.
It’s very similar to the pattern used for the SMOK Novo. In my personal opinion, this particular sticker is a bit tacky.
The packaging on the other hand is modern and aesthetically pleasing.
What’s Included in the Kit?
- SMOK RPM160 Pod Mod
- SMOK RPM Pod
- SMOK RGC Pod
- 0.4 Ohm RPM Mesh Coil
- 0.17 Ohm RGC Conical Mesh Coil
- MicroUSB Charging Cable
- User Manual
Overall, the SMOK RPM160 could have been better. It still fits the bill in terms of power and flavor, as well as being portable and lightweight. However, the quality doesn’t live up to the standard expectations we’d normally see from SMOK.
It just doesn’t look nor feel as a typical SMOK product would.