The Innokin Klypse Zip is the latest addition to the popular Klypse pod system line. This new iteration takes on a more compact, box-shaped design compared to the original elongated Klypse model.
The Klypse Zip features a removable magnetic dust cap to protect the mouthpiece when not in use. It retains the excellent build quality Innokin is known for, encased in lightweight aluminum alloy.
It has an internal 650mAh battery that charges via USB-C.
The pod utilizes an easy side-fill design with a 2ml e-liquid capacity and an integrated 1.2Ω coil.
There is also a 0.8Ω pod available, and it is compatible with the pre-filled Klypse C1 pods. The Klypse Zip is available in 8 colors: Scarlet, Mint, Indigo, Charcoal, Blush, Purple, Pearl, and Graphite.
- Compact, lightweight design
- Excellent flavor from the pods
- Long-lasting pod (1.2Ω coil)
- Versatile refillable and prefilled pods
- Good auto-draw
- Smooth consistent hits
- Comfortable mouthpiece
- Secure magnetic pod connection
- No leaking or dry hits
- 3-color LED battery indicator
- USB-C charging
- Battery capacity could be higher
- Dust cap may get lost over time
- Only one pod included in the kit (should’ve included the 0.8Ω)
- Not easy to see juice level
- No adjustable airflow
The Bottom Line
The Innokin Klypse Zip is a very good pod system. It offers unique styling and features like the dust cap and the ability to use prefilled and refillable pods. The performance of which is as good as some of the best on the market, delivering excellent flavor and good coil longevity. I would’ve liked to have seen a slightly larger battery and an extra pod included. However, I think it’s an excellent choice for beginner vapers or those transitioning from disposables.
Design & Build Quality
The Innokin Klypse Zip makes an excellent first impression right out of the box. Its compact size and clean, minimalist aesthetics give it a sleek and modern look.
The main body is constructed from lightweight aluminum alloy, giving it a sturdy yet portable feel. The matte metallic finish on the review units I have also resists fingerprints, which is great.
The unique trait of the Klypse series design is the included dust cap. It’s magnetic and fits snugly over the top of the pod section. This certainly adds to the whole streamlined design.
While the textured plastic cap feels solid and durable, and can easily be removed when you’re ready to vape, I’m not a huge fan of it. I certainly see its value for many vapers, particularly those placing their vape in a bag.
I often found myself getting slightly annoyed at having to remove the cap to vape. At this point, I just left it off of the device.
The Klypse Zip is extremely comfortable to use. In hand, it’s both lightweight and robust. Its boxy silhouette with curved edges nestles comfortably in your palm, and I like the feel of the metallic finish while holding it.
I also must point out how comfortable the pod’s mouthpiece is. It’s rounded, ergonomic, and ideal for MTL vaping. Sometimes I find other styles of pod vapes go too wide with the mouthpiece and neglect how much it plays in the whole MTL experience.
On the front of the device, at the base, is a small LED battery indicator that is subtly integrated. Then the USB-C charging port sits flush on the bottom.
Attention to detail is evident, like the lanyard loop integrated seamlessly into the corner of the top section of the device. However, the loop is concealed when you put the cap back on.
So that means you can only hang it from a lanyard with the cap off, and then you need to find a place for that. Maybe Innokin could’ve had a mechanism for it to attach to the base.
Overall all of the branding on the device is tastefully done as well. Something I’ve come to love with Innokin products, they are always subtle and non-obtrusive.
Innokin’s excellent build quality shines through on the Klypse Zip. The aluminum body and plastic sections fit together perfectly with no rattles. The dust cap and pod attachment are secure.
From look and feel to functionality, it’s a well-crafted and easy-to-use pod vape.
Features & Functions
The Klypse Zip keeps things simple yet provides versatility with its range of options.
It comes with an in-built 650mAh battery which is sufficient enough for such a device, especially when using the lower-resistance prefilled pods.
It uses auto-draw activation for convenient vaping. Simply take a puff to fire up the pod. The draw is smooth and consistent, never failing to activate on inhale.
However, there is no adjustable airflow. You are stuck with the airflow provided by the pod. I’ll cover this in detail later.
The intelligent power output detects the coil resistance and adjusts the wattage accordingly up to 14.5W max. There’s no adjustable wattage, but the auto power setting does ensure an optimal vape.
No settings or buttons are needed outside the concealed LED displaying the remaining battery life. The LED has 3 different colors, which show the following:
- Green = 100-30%
- Yellow = 30-10%
- Red = > 10%
The Klypse Zip has USB-C charging, but it’s only at around 1A so takes about 60 minutes to fully charge.
Despite the compact size, features like pass-through charging and short circuit protection make the Klypse Zip a reliable everyday vape. The magnetic dust cap adds peace of mind for those who want that kind of thing.
The Klypse Zip kit includes one refillable 1.2Ω pod made of durable PCTG plastic. The integrated mesh coil provides excellent flavor and longevity.
It uses a convenient side-fill port with a secure silicone plug. Unplugging the stopper reveals a generously sized hole for bottles.
Filling the pod is relatively mess-free, and the 2ml capacity lasts well. The pod material is transparent enough to easily see your juice levels (unless you have the cap on). Although you may have to remove it to see the very bottom level.
The pod clicks securely into place using strong magnets, and airflow enters through two bottom holes.
Innokin also offers a 0.8Ω refillable Klypse pod – sadly, I didn’t have one to test. And I’m disappointed it only comes with one pod in the kit, which is not ideal for new vapers – especially if that pod fails.
However, it is also compatible with the Klypse C1 prefilled pods.
These disposable pods come in 16 flavors with either 0 or 20mg nicotine versions.
These prefilled C1 pods have a 1.7Ω resistance and a slightly tighter draw.
Here are the details of two prefilled flavors I was sent to test:
Cherry Lemonade – Prefilled C1 Pod
The Cherry Lemonade pod transports you to sunny summer days with its bright, tart flavor profile. It perfectly captures the puckering sourness of lemonade blended with sweet, juicy cherries.
Just like biting into a sour cherry candy, it has an initial sugary cherry burst followed by a tangy lemon fizz. The flavors marry together into the classic lemonade with a fruity twist.
While not an all-day vape for me, this pod makes a nice refreshing change of pace.
AQBull Ice – Prefilled C1 Pod
Klypse’s AQBull Ice aims to recreate the popular energy drink flavor with a cooling minty twist. On the first vape, it delivers on the promise of bull – the distinctive flavor is apparent.
However, an odd earthy undertone emerges on the exhale. It reminds me of pineapple candies with an unnatural soil-like mustiness. This lingering aftertaste isn’t really to my liking.
That said, fans of the famous beverage will likely enjoy this pod’s attempt at capturing its essence. The cooling agent does provide a pleasant icy finish.
But for me, the unusual earthy elements make this flavor a miss rather than a hit.
The pods are stated to have a 600-puff lifespan. I found the flavor remained pretty consistent on both for around 300 puffs then it started to fade.
However, the caveat was that I transitioned from the 1.2Ω refillable pod to the 1.7Ω prefilled one. So I was taking extra long inhales to really get that satisfying hit. So I’d expect them to last longer with regular usage.
I have to make a confession before we dive into the performance section.
I didn’t review the original Klypse device (that uses the same pods), but I did have a chance to test one that Vikki had – and I was pretty underwhelmed with the performance compared to my trusty Xros 3 Mini.
However, it seems I may have jumped the gun a little. Or maybe I just had a bad pod. Because I was actually pretty impressed with the Kypse Zip pods.
Both the flavor production and longevity of the 1.2Ω pod are excellent.
The mesh coil delivers accurate flavor reproduction every single time. My overly sweet Mango juice tasted full-bodied, with all the nuances shining through as with my Xros pods.
I’m intrigued about how good the 0.8Ω pods will do, as I tend to prefer MTL at that resistance.
The vapor production is also on point. And even though there’s no adjustable airflow, I didn’t miss it as the draw was a perfect MTL for me (tight but not overly so).
It’s also a very smooth, consistent airflow and auto-draw trigger.
There was no real break-in time with the pod. It wicked instantly and efficiently, even with my thick, sweet vape juice. I didn’t experience any kind of dry hits or flooding.
In terms of longevity, the 1.2Ω pod showed no signs of decline after two weeks of frequent use. Flavor and vapor performance remained consistent throughout.
The prefilled C1 pods were also pleasant to use. They fairly accurately captured the intended flavors. And thankfully, the added cooling was pleasant without being overpowering.
The slightly higher resistance (1.7Ω) did leave me wanting a little more. But I’m used to far lower resistances with MTL pods.
I really like that Innokin has designed the Klypse line to be compatible with both the prefilled and refillable pods and given users options of resistance.
It just makes it a far more versatile pod system to suit beginners.
The battery life on the Klypse Zip is good but not amazing when used with the 1.2Ω coil. However, it should easily see you through a day of vaping.
You’ll get even more mileage from the 650mAh battery if you use it with the prefilled 1.7Ω pods.
The Innokin Klypse Zip is a very good pod system and impressed me with its overall ease of use and performance.
It has a nice sleek, pocketable design that looks and feels more premium than the price suggests.
Some will love the inclusion of a dust cap to keep things clean and tidy. I’m less of a fan of the cap design.
However, I am a fan of the versatility of being able to use the refillable pods and the prefilled C1 pods.
I think that makes it an excellent pod device to transition to from disposables, as it gives you the best of both worlds.