Review: Kandypens Feather
Available only in a matte jet black color, the Kandypens Feather doesn’t give much allowance for individuality or expression of your so-called sense of self. The black rubberized exterior does a remarkable job of making the mod as unremarkable as possible, possibly making this the perfect stealth vape for vapers who wish to blend into the crowd as opposed to standing out with garish, flashy, and larger than life box mods which have slowly crept up and dominated the market.
Lack of color options aside, the Kandypens Feather does sport a pretty unique shape best described as a rectangle with the edges curved in at opposite sides. While this might look like a simple method of giving the mod a unique look, it does more than that.
The rounded edges paired with the soft rubberized finish makes the Kandypens Feather wonderfully ergonomic and easy to hold. While rubberized finishes tend to wear over time especially when exposed to the natural oils from our fingers, the finish on the Kandypens Feather has held up pretty well despite 2 weeks of regular use.
The mouthpiece is probably one of the most comfortable mouthpieces I’ve used which can most likely be attributed to its ergonomic teardrop shape. The mod itself doesn’t have any distinguishing characteristics and if it weren’t for the tastefully printed labelling on the main body of the mod, you wouldn’t even know what it’s intended function is, further adding to the stealthy appeal of the kit.
The mod doesn’t rattle or wiggle either when handled or moved about which can speak volumes about how well the entire kit is put together.
Utilizing its own proprietary pod system which only works on this kit, each refillable pod can hold up to 2ml of e-liquid. Due to the internal battery only being rated at 380mAh, vaping output definitely isn’t much which is to be expected from a device in this size category. Henceforth, the Kandypens Feather is designed around the use of concentrated e-liquids for the absolute best results and performance.
Unlike the Juul, the kit doesn’t come with any pre-filled pods so you’re going to have to source them out on your own and purchase them separately, but on the flip side, you get a lot more flavor options to choose from since you’re not limited in any way by what e-liquid is available specific to your device.
And speaking of flavor, the Kandypens Feather does pretty well in this regard. This little kit performs amiably when stacked up against its main competitor, the Pax Juul outstripping it in terms of flavor performance thanks to the sub-ohm resistance of the coils built into the proprietary pod system. Airflow, as a result, is a bit looser and less restricted when compared to the Rubi or Juul, but not loose enough as to be described as airy in any way.
If you’re looking for multiple vaping modes and avenues for you to tinker with your mod to get the absolute most out of it…then you’re going to be more than a bit disappointed if you decide on the Kandypens Feather.
Designed for the absolute beginner in mind, the kit doesn’t provide any buttons, screens, or menus to fiddle around with, creating an absolutely straightforward vaping experience which many newcomers to vaping should appreciate.
While the power output of the Kandypens Feather isn’t adjustable in any way, one advantage it does hold over the Pax Juul is its ability to use any e-liquid of your choosing, allowing you to directly control the nicotine levels of the e-liquid you’re vaping (unlike the Pax Juul where you’re stuck to vaping 50mg/ml nic), giving you the nice option of tapering down your nicotine consumption if you so wish.
Ease of Use
With the magnetic assembly that allows easy installation and removal of the pods, getting the Kandypens Feather setup is a breeze, even for the absolute beginner. The pods have large fill holes which facilitate quick, painless, and easy filling of the aptly sized 2ml tank.
Charging the mod is quick and far from complicated thanks to the included micro USB cable and vaping on the Kandypens Feather is even easier thanks to the air activated mechanism that doesn’t require you to press any buttons.
Just take a puff and the mod instantly activates and smoothly vaporizes the e-liquid in the tank.
The Kandypens Feather isn’t as extremely tiny or compact as the Rubi or Juul, but it does make up for its slightly larger size with much better performance. Despite the larger surface area that the Kandypens Feather occupies, its still surprisingly thin, with a thickness of only 8mm, one of the thinnest kit’s released so far.
The internal battery does a good job of providing vaping power for a whole day. While nicotine heads or heavy vapers might find the need to recharge midway, the 380mAh battery gets up to speed quickly enough so that charging pretty much becomes a non-issue as long as you have a powered USB port on hand.
It’s hard to find any faults when assessing the performance of the Kandypens Feather, however, I do prefer the slim design of the Kandypens Rubi. The stealthy looks paired with the reliable build quality and the relatively strong vaping performance make it a great starter kit.
If you are looking for a portable mod-style vape to start with we recommend the Vaporesso Swag.