Eleaf Elven Pod | Review

An excellent refillable pod kit.

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Eleaf Elven Pod Review

Eleaf Elven Pod

Eleaf needs no introduction, as they’ve been one of the most prolific vape manufacturers in the industry.

Their latest pod kit comes in the form of the Elven. It’s a flat stick style AIO refillable pod system with a built-in 360mAh battery and 1.6-ohm pods.

The Eleaf Elven Pod is available in 5 colors Black, Gold, Silver, Red, and Blue.

The Good

Simple to use, nice design, excellent build quality, two airflow options, decent battery life, good flavor from pods and decent lifespan of coils.

The Bad

Only that the pods can be a little tricky to pull out.

The Bottom Line

The Eleaf Elven delivers on everything you want from a pen style pod system of this type. It has an excellent compact pocket-friendly design, it’s easy to use, and the pods deliver good flavor with a decent lifespan. Easily one of the best pod systems on the market.

8.9

Disclosure: This product was sent to us by Eleaf for the purpose of this review.

Specs

  • Size: 20 x 10 x 100mm
  • Battery Capacity: Built-in 360mAh
  • Material: Aluminum Alloy + Plastic
  • Power Range: 5W-15W
  • E-juice Capacity: 1.6ml
  • Coil Resistance: 1.6ohm
  • Output Mode: Direct Output Mode
  • Charging Port: Micro USB
  • Different Airflows in one pod
  • Ultra Small, Lightweight, and Portable
  • Easy Side fill
  • Taste the Flavors
  • No Buttons. Just Inhale
  • Easily Visible E-Liquid Level
  • Intuitive Battery Indicator
  • Multiple Production

In the Box

  • 1 x Eleaf Elven Device
  • 2 x Elven Pods (1.6ohm)
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x User Manual
Design9.0
Eleaf Elven Pod Mod

The Elven pod doesn’t venture too far in styling from other traditional pod systems, with its stick-like form. In fact, at first glance, you’d just think it’s a generic pod mod from any other brand.

However, on closer inspection, there are some subtle design accents which give the Elven its own style and one which I really like.

Firstly there are the flat edges on either side which have a small indent running along either side, which also makes the device easy to hold.

Eleaf Elven Pod Mod

Then there are the identical curves of the top of the pod, and the top of the battery, with the bottom of the device curved in the opposite direction. All of which makes for a pleasantly symmetrical device that’s easy on the eye.

Lastly, there’s an excellent metallic finish on the main body which gives the device a quality look in any of the colors.

Speaking of colors, there’s no multi-colored rainbow or garish neon patterns going on here. There all traditional elegant colors, much like the Elven itself.

Eleaf Elven Pod Mod

The pods have a dark tint to them to add to the overall look, but thankfully they are not too dark so you can still see your liquid level. Which is helped by the round cutout in the top center of the device.

The pods simply click into the battery, but you do have to pay a little attention to which way you clip them in. Not because it’s awkward, but because the pods bring with the semi-adjustable airflow.

Basically, the body has one airhole and so does the pod. If you match the pod up with the side without an air hole, it will give you a tight draw. However, if you match the airhole of the device up with the side of the pod with the air hole (which is the one with the fill port), then you will get a little more airflow and a looser draw.

Eleaf Elven Pod Mod

It’s a simple design and a smart way of giving the user two airflow options.

Rounding off the design of the Elven there’s a small LED indicator light on the front bottom side of the device, with a micro USB port at the very bottom of the device.

All in all, it’s not a fancy bells and whistles design. It’s sleek simple and one which a really like for a pod mod.

Eleaf Elven Pod Mod

Build Quality

The Elven for such a small, lightweight device feels remarkably sturdy and robust.

The pods fit perfectly, and the finish of the device as held up well against accidental drops without showing a single scratch.

Overall I think it has excellent build quality for this type of pod system.

Eleaf Elven Pod Mod

Portability

The Elven has a small form factor measuring in at just 100mm tall, 20mm wide, and 10mm thick.

It’s also incredibly light weighing in at only 24g. It’s an incredibly portable device that can easily slip in a pocket but also fits nicely in your hand.

Features8.5
Eleaf Elven Pod Mod

The Elven has a 360mAh built-in battery that’s non-removable.

It’s a direct output device so the draw will get weaker as the battery charge depletes.

At full charge, you will get a maximum of 15W, which will slowly whittle down to 5W before the device runs out of power and needs a re-charge.

As with most pod systems of this style, there’s no fire button, it’s draw activated.

Eleaf Elven Pod Mod

The Elven features an LED indicator light which lights up when you take a draw and also indicates your battery status.

  • Green = 60-100%
  • Blue = 20-59%
  • Red = <19%

The device is charged through Micro-USB and only took about 40 minutes to fully charge, it also features passthrough vaping.

The Pods9.0
Eleaf Elven Pod Mod

The Elven comes with two refillable pods which have a 1.6ml capacity.

While that’s a little shy of the 2ml capacity we’ve become accustomed to, it’s still acceptable.

Mainly because the pods have a 1.6-ohm resistance coil inside, which definitely goes easy on your juice. It’s also perfect for either regular juice or nicotine salt based e-liquid.

The pods have a small rubber plug on the side for refilling. I’ve had no issues with the size of the fill hole which has easily accommodated standard bottle tops and droppers.

Eleaf Elven Pod Mod

One thing I will note about the pods is that they click into place really well with the battery, but are perhaps a little too snug. There have been a couple of times where I’ve struggled to pull them out as they a quite small to grip and there’s no raised lip.

As for pod longevity, the Elven pods have held up really well. I’ve easily surpassed two weeks with both pods. Now I may be detected a slight drop in flavor, but I could still see them last even longer – which I think puts them easily above average.

Performance9.0
Eleaf Elven Pod Mod

If I’m honest I really wasn’t expecting too much from the Elven, after all, it’s just another pod system with the same type of pod that we’ve seen before.

However I was more than surprised with the performance, and I think this is one of my favorite refillable pod systems to date.

It really delivers on flavor for such a small pod with a high resistance coil, and it’s not shy on with the vapor. Ok, you won’t be winning any cloud competitions, but that not what this device is about.

It’s also quite a saturated vape, sometimes I tend to find pods with inbuilt coils can deliver quite a dry vape, but certainly not with the Elven.

The draw activation works perfectly without too much suction need to fire it, and I’ve had no auto firing issues while using the device.

Eleaf Elven Pod Mod

The battery life has also been quite impressive considering it only has a 360mAh capacity. This is mainly due to the 1.6-ohm coils going easy on it. I primarily used the Elven as my out and about vape device, but I’d say with conservative usage you could make it through a full day.

It’s also worth noting I didn’t really notice much drop in performance when the device went from Green (100-60%) to Blue (59-20%), it was only when it got to Red (below 20%), that I noticed it starting to get weaker.

The ability to change the airflow by flipping the pod around is great, and both airflows are smooth. I like a tight MTL draw so mainly used it with the closed airflow, and it was perfect for me. I think those that like a slightly looser MTL will be fine with the open side.

This little Elven has proven to be quite the vape for a pod system, and which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed using.

Likes

  • Easy to use
  • Sleek design
  • Decent build quality
  • Small size
  • Juice level easy to see
  • Good flavor from pods
  • Two airflow options
  • Good coil life
  • Comes with two pods
  • Good battery life for size
  • Passthrough Vaping

Dislikes

  • Pods can be a little tight to pull out
Eleaf Elven Pod Mod

Verdict

I generally find that most pod systems tend to fall short on something. But Eleaf has got a lot right with the Elven pod system.

It’s an easy to use device, low-profile, portable, easy to fill, has airflow options, charges fast with good battery life. It also delivers decent flavor with pods that have a good lifespan.

It also has a simple non-obtrusive design and excellent build quality.

I think Eleaf has knocked it out of the park with this one, right now it’s my favorite refillable pen style pod system – highly recommended.

REVIEW OVERVIEW
Design
9.0
Features
8.5
Pods
9
Performance
9
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Marc has been an avid vaper since 2010. His obsession with new vape gear has led to developing his own overflowing vape room, and starting Vaping Vibe with Danny & Jules to help educate other vapers.