Aspire Breeze 2
Aspire released the original Breeze quite a while back, and we have since seen plenty of manufacturers trying to copy their design.
However, we’ve had to wait quite a bit for the second iteration of such a popular design.
The Breeze 2 brings with it improved performance, a revamped refill system and a mighty impressive 1000mAh internal battery.
It uses the same U-tech coils, although this time there’s a designated 1.0-ohm MTL coil. It also features an adjustable airflow so is capable of restricted DTL with the 0.6-ohm coil.
The Breeze 2 has quite an innovative pod-release system for the 3ml capacity (2ml TPD version) refillable pods.
Elegant compact design, brilliant battery life, clever pod release system, excellent flavor and vape experience.
Not a constant voltage, LED indicators are hard to see, removing the mouthpiece can be a hassle.
The Bottom Line
Aspire stepped up the game from the original Breeze. The Breeze 2 has a simple but modern design, with an innovative pod release system. It has the ability to produce a restricted DTL and MTL vape, with good airflow and excellent flavor and is powered by an impressive 1000mAh internal battery- The best refillable pod system on the market.
- Dimensions: 96mm by 35mm by 19mm
- 3mL Maximum Juice Capacity
- Integrated 1000mAh Rechargeable Battery
- Direct Voltage-Based Output
- Single Fire Button Operation
- Aluminum Body Construction
- PEPG Material Tank Section
- Top-Filled Method
- Drip Tip Plastic Cap
- Breeze U-Tech Coil Technology
- MicroUSB Charging Port
In the Box
- 1 x Breeze 2 AIO System
- 1 x 1.0ohm Breeze U-Tech Coil
- 1 x 0.6ohm Breeze U-Tech Coil
- 1 x MicroUSB Cable
- 1 x Silicone Seal
- Spare O-Rings
- Instructional Manual
The Aspire Breeze 2 is much like to its predecessor in form, its made from aluminum alloy with a rectangular body and is an all-in-one device.
While it does have a comparable look and similarly styled drip tip to the original Breeze, that’s surprisingly where the similarities end.
Instead of a cumbersome integrated tank, the Breeze 2 features a new refillable and removable pod system, which can hold up to 3ml of juice (or 2ml in the EU). The pod has a sleek dark tint to it but still retains the ability to see your juice level.
Unlike the original there is no inhale activation, it can only be fired using the designated fire button. The fire button is also a far more sleek looking affair than the original. A simple rounded rectangle that barely protrudes from the device, but has a very fine-grained texture, so it’s easy to locate and click.
One excellent feature the Breeze 2 has over the original is adjustable airflow. The coils attach to an airflow controller, which is capable of a tight MT or DL draw. The drip tip or mouthpiece then slots over the top and has five small airflow holes on both sides.
While the Breeze 2 maintains the curved edged body of the original, thankfully the base of the device is less rounded so that it can stand up comfortably on its own.
There is a dust cap included with the Breeze 2, which is great for preventing lint and fluff getting in the mouthpiece. But unfortunately, it can’t attach to the device anywhere while you are using it, so it’s easy to lose or misplace.
I love the fact that Aspire kept to the same form and shape as the original, and have managed to bump up the internal battery to 1000mAh.
I think an increase in battery life for this style of a device is an excellent trade-off for size, compared to all of those pen style pod mods. It still remains amazingly pocket-friendly, and can now easily see you through a day of vaping.
The two side release buttons for the removable pod are an excellent design choice. Having the ability to remove the pod completely, makes it far easier to refill.
It also gives the Breeze 2 an incredibly unique look, along with the tinted plastic of the pod. I think it’s an elegant and stylish looking device.
However, if I’m going to be really picky about the looks, the mouthpiece is a little bit of an odd shape, but it’s still very functional and comfortable to use.
The Breeze 2 is remarkably comfortable to hold and use. The soft-touch metallic finish looks and feels fantastic, the fire button is perfectly positioned, and I didn’t even miss having auto inhale activation.
The Breeze 2 does feel like a solid and well-built device.
However, I do have some reservations about how well the paintwork will hold up over time.
There’s also the release clips for the removable pod to consider. While they do feel strong, having more moving parts in a device can lead to wear and tear further down the line. However, so far I’ve had no issues whatsoever.
The pod itself appears to be quite durable, and it’s thick enough that it won’t easily crack.
Overall I’m very happy with the build quality, especially considering the Breeze 2 price point.
As I mentioned previously, while this isn’t quite as pocket-friendly as a pen style pod mod, it’s far more functional and is still incredibly portable.
The Breeze 2 measures in at 95 mm x 35 mm x 19 mm, (which is slightly taller and broader than the original).
Interestingly, though the Breeze 2 actually weighs less than the first version original. When it is full of juice, it only weighs 74g (the original was about 82g). This is more than likely due to the thinner mouthpiece and lack of a metal chimney.
I can think of any other refillable pod-style system on the market with an internal 1000mAh battery that is this pocket-friendly.
The Breeze 2 is a simple plug and play style device. However, it does still have a number of safety features built-in. These include:
- Automatic Cut Off (10 seconds)
- Short Circuit Protection
- Low Voltage Protection
- Overcharge Protection
The Breeze 2 has an interesting use of LED lights to indicate both use and charging.
Blue and orange light (looks purple): Full Charge (3.8 volts)
Two blue lights: Medium to High charge (between 3.5-3.8 volts)
Two orange lights: Low charge (less than 3.5 volts)
The LED lights are actually located beneath the pod and shine through the pod. However, the tinted styling of the pod does make it incredibly difficult to see.
I would’ve much preferred a small external LED indicator, and why not have three different colors for the charge levels, the combination seems a little confusing.
There is a micro USB port for charging; it’s located beneath the left pod release button on the device.
Luckily the Breeze 2 has pass-through vaping because the 1000mAh battery takes an age to charge from dead. I’m sure it easily pushes over the hour mark.
I tend to top it up regularly through the day to prevent having to wait for it. I’d also recommend removing the pod when you are charging so you can see the LED indicators better.
The pod section of the Breeze 2 consists of 4 parts: the plastic pod, a mouthpiece, a coil and the airflow controller.
There is also an orange rubber plug anchored to the bottom of the pod which seals the fill port.
Using the pods:
- To remove the mouthpiece, you need to slide a nail in the little groove above the 5 air holes and lift. It can be a bit fiddly and is best done when the pod is still connected to the device.
- You will always need to remove the mouthpiece to adjust the airflow for the coil, which is a bit of a pain
- To remove the pod from the device, you just press the two side release buttons. You will hear the catches release, and then you can lift the pod.
- To remove and replace the coil you need first to remove the mouthpiece, then grab the slight knurling on the airflow controller and turn counter-clockwise. This will release the coil and controller from the pod. Then you can unscrew the coil from the airflow controller. Do the reverse to replace.
Refilling the Breeze 2 pods is very easy. You don’t need to remove the mouthpiece you just simply press the release buttons to remove the pod.
Then on the bottom of the pod is the orange anchored plug, which you can pop open to reveal a 5mm fill port.
There’s virtually no leaking with the pod, and it’s really a mess-free affair when it comes to refilling.
I’d advise tipping the pod slightly as you refill to make sure you are not left with an air pocket.
The Breeze 2 comes two of Aspire’s Utech coil heads, a 0.6-ohm, and a new 1.0-ohm.
Both coils have two small and one large hole for wicking. The holes on the 0.6-ohm coil are slightly larger to allow for wicking of higher viscosity juices.
Is ideally suited to a restricted direct to lung vape although you can adjust the airflow down to an MTL. It’s best to use with medium to low nicotine levels, can cope with higher VG liquids.
Is ideally suited to an MTL draw. It’s best to be used with high nicotine levels (especially Nic Salts). Not great at wicking liquids over 70VG, best with 50/50.
I found both coils to work really well. They produce excellent flavor with no dry hits or spitback.
I did try the 1.0-ohm coil with extremely high VG juice, and the coil didn’t last past two days, so best to stick with less viscose juices. The lifespan an average for both sets of coils seemed pretty good lasting over a week, but obviously, this is going to be juice dependant.
The performance from the Aspire Breeze 2 is phenomenal for a refillable pod system.
It has excellent battery life, fully adjustable airflow is capable of both direct lung and mouth to lung vaping, and the coils produce fantastic flavor in both setups.
My only real gripe is that it’s not a constant voltage device. So it starts with the full power of 3.8V, and as the battery depletes so does the performance. However, it is still an excellent vape in those middle power ranges.
I’ve been really impressed with the adjustable airflow for the coils on the Aspire Breeze.
The MTL draw can be incredibly tight and authentic, and having the ability to get a restricted direct to lung vape on pod style system like this is excellent.
It feels smooth and relatively quiet at all points of the draw.
The way Aspire has designed the mouthpiece and coil head position means you are quite close to the coils when you vape.
It’s not an overly hot vape, but it does mean you get bundles of flavor. It has a significant advantage over other pod style systems using designated replaceable coils, but these coils are excellent and produce the best flavor I’ve had from such a system.
The battery life on the Aspire Breeze 2 has been immense.
I have easily been getting through a day to a day and a half vaping. I’d say it maybe about 5ml of juice before you need to recharge. Which is great when it’s primarily MTL vaping.
It was a brilliant choice to keep the same design form and up the battery capacity.
- Elegant looks
- Compact design
- Brilliant battery life
- Adjustable airflow (MTL & restricted DTL)
- Excellent flavor
- Wicks well – no dry hits
- No leaking
- Decent fire button
- Clever pod release system
- Coil options
- Protective dust cap
- Removing the mouthpiece can be a pain
- LED indicator hard to see
- Long charging time
- Easy to lose dust cap
- Not a constant voltage
I’ll start with saying the Aspire Breeze 2 is by far my favorite refillable pod style system on the market.
It’s not perfect, but Aspire has got so many things right with the design of this device.
It looks great, the removable pod system works really well, it’s easy to refill, the adjustable airflow works well, and it has an excellent 1000mAh internal battery.
However, the thing that impresses me the most is the flavor you get from the coils when using the Breeze 2. It’s incredible how far we’ve come in the vaping industry, but I didn’t think a small refillable device like this was going to be capable of producing such a good vape experience.
If you are looking for a starter kit or just portable refillable device, this definitely the one to get. I’ve already recommended it to so many beginner vapers and liked it so much I bought one in another color.