Today we’ve got another all-in-one (AIO) vape to review for you, the Joyetech eGrip 2. These AIO vapes keep everything but the drip tip inside the base of the unit, so you don’t have the atomizer sitting on top. There are pros and cons to this setup, but the main reasons people like it is for the extra portability and the appearance. The eGrip 2 is one of the best AIOs on the market, thanks to it’s tiny size and wide range of power settings. If you’re considering buying one, read the full review to learn everything you need to know about it and to see how it compares to other vapes with similar designs. But before we do that be sure to check our vape buyer’s guides for important information to consider before making your first purchase.
Review: Joyetech eGrip 2 Starter Kit
Vapes like this that have their tank on the inside of the base are really growing on me when I need something more portable than the average vape. The three best that I’ve tried are this, the Nebox, and the Plato. At the end of this review I’ll discuss how this compares to the other two, but let’s start with some features I really like about this one in particular.
For starters, it’s extremely small. Like I already mentioned, I like this style specifically for their portability, and being tiny only helps with this more. This is also capable of pumping out up to 80w of power, which is the highest out of any vape built with this style.
The real icing on the cake though is that Joyetech includes an atomizer adapter, allowing you to use this with regular atomizers on top like a normal vape. This versatility makes it an excellent mod to carry if you have specific tanks you prefer using but you want the option of going super portable.
The menu is robust and offers a wide range of settings. It even comes with a clock and a game. The game is Flappy Birds, but I don’t really enjoy it that much. A vape screen isn’t where I prefer to do my gaming, and I can’t think of a situation where I’d be sitting alone with a vape and not a phone to play a better game on. But it is there if you want it.
The only real negative I see with this vape is the internal battery. I prefer devices that give me the ability to change it out.
The flavor from the eGrip 2 is very good. They give you three different coils in the box, opening up a wide range of vaping styles for you to choose between. The first coil is their new Notch coil, rated at 0.25ohm and designed for direct lung draws.
The second is a BF SS316 coil rated at 0.5ohm and also designed for direct lung draws. The third is a BF Clapton coil rated at 1.5ohm and designed for mouth to lung vaping.
These coils will give you plenty of room to play around with the vape’s settings and find a combination that delivers vapor you love, and there are also several others available from Joyetech, including a BF RBA M&L coil.
The power flexibility of the eGrip 2 is impressive. The modes this offers include wattage, temperature control, bypass, and even TCR. The wattage output ranges from 1-80w. The temperature range for the TC modes is 200-600F, and it works with nickel, titanium, and stainless steel.
The eGrip 2 is easy to use for the most part. There are way more menu options and button combinations to memorize than with the other AIO devices, but you can’t really fault something for offering more versatility. Filling the tank and changing coils is very easy, all you have to do is unscrew the top.
If you’re new to vaping and don’t care about all the extra power modes, you may want something with an easier menu. With that being said, figuring this out shouldn’t take more than 10-15 minutes.
The portability of this kit is excellent. I may be beating a dead horse by now, but I really like the AIO vapes if I need something portable. Not having the tank hanging off the top makes it much more convenient to carry in my opinion.
The design combined with the size make this one of the most portable vapes on the market. The fact that it can be super portable while still offering the ability to use normal atomizers is a nice bonus.
I really like the eGrip 2.
I think it is a great buy regardless of your experience level. It’s a great introductory kit if you’ve never vaped before, but it’s portability makes it deserving of a spot in the lineup of even hardcore vapers.
I mentioned the atomizer adapter several times. I think this particular feature has the most value for beginners looking for their first vape. Experienced vapers will probably just use another box mod if they wanted to use a normal atomizer, but this gives beginners a way to experiment and try things beyond what AIO devices deliver.
I’d say that this compares favorably to the other AIO vapes I mentioned, the Nebox and the Plato. All three are good vapes and have their own strengths. This is smaller, but not by enough to make it a big deal. The eGrip 2’s biggest strength over the others is definitely the power flexibility. It’s biggest weakness is the built in battery.
If you’ve tried any of the vapes I mentioned or another AIO, comment below to let us know which one you like best and why!
If you are looking for a smaller AIO unit that offers a bit more portability be sure to check out the Joyetech EGO AIO.