Hexa Vapor Pod Mod
Hexa Vapor is a new company from Belgium trying to make an impact in the closed system pod market.The Hexa pod system features a built-in 350mAh battery and is inhale activated.
The Hexa pods are 2ml in capacity and use 100% ceramic coils as their heating element.
It’s a compact sleek looking device but will it be able to outperform some of the established big players.
Stylish looks, compact form factor, decent battery life.
Flavors are not great, pods are inconsistent, and requires a proprietary charger.
The Bottom Line
There are far better performing closed pod mod systems on the market. While the battery does a solid job, the poor quality of the pods really lets the Hexa pod system down.
- Dimensions: 105 x 19 x 10mm
- 350mAh Battery
- Disposable Pods
- Mouth To Lung Vape
- FEELM Technology
- Ceramic Coils
- Inhale Activated
- Magnetic Charger
In the Box
- 1 x Hexa Vape Mod
- 1 x 2ml 20mg Pod
- 1 x Hexa USB Charger
- 1 x User Manual
The Hexa looks a little more modern and futuristic compared to some other pod mods on the market.
It has a sleek dark metallic grey body, with a black base and mouthpiece.
Although the Hexa is made from Aluminum and is incredibly light, it does feel a little plasticky in the hand.
The pods have a curved tapered mouthpiece, and a tinted body to help maintain that overall sleek look. Although this does make it a little tricky to see remaining juice levels.
The Hexa has subtle styling to it with a curved smooth body and tapered mouthpiece.
The LED indicator light is positioned in the center of the device in a nice diamond shape.
It’s very minimalistic with no branding whatsoever, just a simple black half diamond line printed above the LED light.
The bottom of the device is also slightly curved but still has a flat enough surface that it can stand comfortably.
I think the style, although quite modern is still universal and I could see it appealing to both male and female vapers.
The Hexa’s frame is made primarily from Aluminum, which makes it incredibly light, but maybe a little flimsy.
The coating on the frame has a very smooth finish to it, which seems fairly scratch resistant.
The magnetic connectors of the pods and battery are very good. The pods are quite long in form, so they slot and hold in place more than adequately, with virtually no play.
The same has to be said of the proprietary charger and battery connection there.
The Hexa is not only stealthy in its looks but also in its form.
It only weighs 23g and measures 105 x 19 x 10mm with a pod connected.
This makes it an extremely pocket-friendly device and one of the smallest pod systems on the market.
Although Hexa claims that it is a ‘revolutionary pod system,’ it’s nothing that we haven’t seen before.
It uses ceramic coils (manufactured by FEELM Tech) combined with Nic Salt eliquid inside the 2ml capacity pods. So basically just the same as many other systems on the market, hardly revolutionary or innovative.
The Hexa vape pod is inhalation activated, so doesn’t feature any fire buttons or wattage adjustments. It is a simple plug and play device.
It contains a 350mAh internal battery, which is charged via a proprietary magnetic charger.
The Hexa also features short circuit, low voltage and overdraw protection with a 10-second cutout.
Again, another pod mod that comes with a proprietary magnetic charger.
While these may seem cool to start off with when the device magnetically snaps in to place. After a few days of use, you realize how much of a pain it is to have to carry a designated charger instead of relying on a usual micro USB.
The battery does charge reasonably fast on the charger, as it’s only 350mAh. There’s no indication as to how many amps it is actually charging at, or it’s current charge status.
While I really like the vibrant glowing green LED light Hexa have used on the device, I feel like they could’ve done more with it.
The LED indicator currently only lights up while you are firing the device, and then flashes to either highlight overdraw protection or low battery.
There’s no real indication of your battery level, which I’ve found somewhat frustrating with some of these pod mods as you could be walking out the door at 50% but have no way of knowing.
As with any closed system pod mod, the real essence of the vape experience boils down to the pods themselves.
The Hexa pods use ceramic coils which are manufactured by FEELM Tech (a company who make coils for several closed system pods).
There is no indication either on the coils, packaging or Hexa’s website as to the resistance of the ceramic coils, but I’d expect them to be around 1.2-1.5 Ohms.
Each pod has a 2ml capacity and come prefilled with 20mg nic salt based eliquid.
One main thing to note with the pods and the Hexa system is there’s no way of seeing your remaining juice level unless you remove the pod from the device. Even then it’s a little hard to see through the tinted plastic of the pod.
The wicking on the Hexa pods was a massive disappointment for me.
Out of the 8 pods that I tried and tested, at least 3 of them ended up tasting burnt after only 1/4 of a pod.
I’m not sure if this was down to the 100% ceramic coil with no cotton, or whether they were just faulty pods.
I didn’t put them under any undue stress from constant chain vaping, and the flavor soon became too tainted that I had to dispose of them.
If I had paid for these pods, I would have been extremely annoyed.
As a reviewer, I can only inform you as to my experience, and this may not be the case with all pods that Hexa supply.
On the plus side, the pods do not show any sign of leaking (maybe that’s because they don’t wick properly).
There’s an ever so slight build up of condensation on the base of the pods from time to time, but that’s usual with inhalation activated pods mods.
The combination of 2ml capacity and the ceramic coils does lead to the Hexa pods having a very good lifespan.
It’s just a shame that they may not last you that long if you get a couple of faulty ones.
Hexa Vapor currently only offer 4 flavors in their prefilled pod range, all of which come in just one nicotine level, which is 20mg (Nic Salt).
It’s not the most adventurous range of flavors, and sadly they’re also quite uninspiring on the taste buds.
Here’s a quick rundown of each:
Quite a bland, dry tobacco, with no real depth to it. One of the weakest tobacco flavor I’ve tried in a pod system.
Probably the pick of the bunch, a traditional blueberry flavor. Gives you a little bit more of a saturated taste than the others.
This is just like the tobacco, but with a hint of menthol to it.
This one has a bit more menthol flavor to it, but there’s still a hint of tobacco which I find odd – it should be a straight-up menthol/mint flavor.
The performance of closed system pod mods come down to one thing; the quality of the pods and ecosystem you are buying into.
Even though the Hexa battery performs well, the pods are an entirely different story.
The current flavors are not great, and the inconsistency of wicking with the ceramic coils is really poor.
I thought ceramic wicks (as Hexa claim) are supposed to reduce dry hits. It seems unless I was just extremely unfortunate, they might have to go back to drawing board with this one.
The Hexa is really tight, and I mean an extremely tight draw.
While some may like this when transitioning from a traditional cigarette, I found it too tight and a little unsatisfying.
It may be down to the fact that I’ve used so many pod systems recently and have become accustomed to a looser draw, combined with the 20mg Nic Salt not delivering that defined throat hit that I’m after.
I have used other 20MG Nic Salt based pods and felt they provided a far better experience.
Nonetheless, even though the draw is tight, it is also smooth.
While the Hexa pod system uses ceramic coils to help provide a more pronounced clean flavor, it’s a shame it isn’t a decent flavor to start with.
I’m maybe being a little harsh, but when you’ve tried as many closed systems as I have, you expect new companies to realize that quality flavor and pods are essential.
They are not only the key to keeping vapers in their ecosystem, but also in encouraging smokers to fully transition into vaping in the first place, which should be the most important aspect.
Hopefully, Hexa Vapor comes out with more flavors and improved pods, at the moment I feel they are just not up to scratch.
The battery life on the Hexa is actually pretty solid for a 350mAh internal battery.
This is probably due to the ceramic coils being used in the pods; it won’t quite see you through a whole day of vaping though. Which is a shame because you’ll need that proprietary charger to top up.
- Sleek design
- Extremely light
- Good lifespan of pods
- Smooth MTL draw
- No leaking
- Decent battery life
- Wicking issues and dry hits from ceramic coil
- Not the greatest flavors
- Can’t easily see remaining juice level
- Proprietary charger
As much as I like the design of the Hexa pod system, it’s let down by the poor performance of its pods.
I can’t help but feel they spent more time on marketing and packaging than they did on ensuring the use of quality pods and flavors.
As for my dry hits experience, I could notch that down to teething problems of a new product. However, I still feel the vape quality produced from Hexa’s ceramic coils is nowhere near on par with some of its competitors like the Phix, Vladdin or even the ZOOR, which use the same heating element.
Ultimately I’d say if you in the market for a closed pod system, there are far better options right now than going with the Hexa pod system.