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Joyetech BatPack Kit | Review

AA battery powered vape kit!

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Joyetech BatPack Kit

Joyetech’s new entry-level kit has quite an intriguing selling point to new vapers. The BatPack is powered by two AA batteries, the kind of battery that everyone has in their home and can find in virtually every corner shop or supermarket.

Joyetech is trying to make vaping easier for new vapers, and removing the worry about battery types and recharging may be an important factor.

It’s an interesting concept, but is that all it is? And will this low powered device actually give a good vaping experience?

Let’s find out.

The Good

Innovative and works off of 2 x AA batteries, good build quality, compact design, good battery life and a pleasant vape experience.

The Bad

Coils can flood a little if left too long, a little lacking in vapor and a very tight MTL draw (subjective).

The Bottom Line

The BatPack surpassed my expectations; it still amazes me that you can get a vape experience this good off of 2 x AA batteries at 1.85V. As an avid vaper and somebody who likes a fuller vape, it won’t be a kit that I use. But as a starter kit for new vapers, it’s an excellent choice and one that they will feel assured with.

8.4

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

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Specs

  • Height: 112.5mm
  • Length: 37mm
  • Width: 18mm
  • Weight: 88g
  • Capacity: 2ml
  • 2 AA Ni-MH (rechargeable batteries) / 2 normal AA batteries
  • Colors: Gold, Dazzling, Green, Red/Gold, Black/Blue, Dark Blue/Pink

In the Box

  • Joye ECO D16 Atomizer
  • 2 AA Ni-MH batteries (optional)
  • 2 BFHN 0.5ohm coil heads
  • Manuals
  • Warranty Card
  • Warning Cards
  • Spare Parts
Design8.5
Joyetech BatPack Kit

The BatPack is an incredibly tiny and compact device.

It has all the hallmarks of a Joyetech product with a simple, elegant design and good build quality.

It is operated by a single fire button, which is located on one of the narrow sides of the device towards the top.

The is also a very simple and slender LED indicator, by the 510 connection which lights up every time the device is fired and flashes when it’s time to change batteries.

Inside the Joyetech BatPack is a clean plastic battery sled, which features clear battery orientation markings and gold-plated battery contacts.

Joyetech BatPack Kit

Style

The BatPack has such a subtle and straightforward design which certainly won’t offend.

It’s Joyetech’s usual style with the only real accents coming from the side panels.

Each side panel has a kind of raised line pattern in triangles with ‘BatPack’ branding on both the back and front. The grooved panels, do also provide a little grip to an otherwise smooth device.

For such a small and simple device Joyetech has still managed to give it some style through lots of color options.

It comes in Green, Gold, Dazzling, Red/Gold, Black/Blue, and Dark Blue/Pink.

Joyetech BatPack Kit

Build Quality

The BatPack seems to be made from a mixture of Aluminum and plastic, and although that makes it light, it doesn’t feel cheap.

The removable side panel is held on by magnets which seem nice and sturdy.

The standard 510 connection is spring loaded and gold-plated pin.

The fire button is made from plastic, it’s rectangular in shape but nice and clicky.

Throughout my use with the BatPack, it’s taken the usual day to day abuse, but I’ve not noticed any scratches or dinks to the paintwork.

Portability

The entire device measures 112.5 x 37 x 18mm, which is just unbelievably compact.

It’s super slim form and tank help to make it incredibly pocket-friendly.

Joyetech BatPack Kit

Innovation

There’s no denying this is one of the most innovative devices to hit the market this year.

While the innovation here may not necessarily wow every type of vaper, I feel it’s an incredibly important one for enticing smokers to transition to vaping.

It’s remarkable to see how far vaping has come and to think I’m currently vaping using the same batteries in my TV remote control is amazing!

It’s something I never thought would be possible….congratulations Joyetech.

Features9.0
Joyetech BatPack Kit

The BatPack is a simple kit, and while it might not have many advanced features, it does have all of the safety ones you’d expect.

There’s short circuit protection, timeout protection, low voltage protection, and reverse battery protection.

Then let’s not forget the main feature which is that the BatPack supports 1.85V constant voltage output, and is powered by AA batteries.

Joyetech also claims their ‘ultra-efficient low wattage technology makes your battery last longer.’

Joyetech BatPack Kit

Batteries

The BatPack is capable of using both Ni-MH rechargeable and standard AA’s, that you can typically buy from your local supermarket.

Joyetech is selling the kit with and without batteries included, and we have 2 Avatar Controls 2000mAh with ours.

Joyetech state on their website that rechargeable Ni-MH batteries will give you approximately 800 puffs and regular AA batteries will last about 150 puffs.

I did test both battery types but didn’t count the exact amount of puffs each was able to provide. However, I will say I made it through half a day of constant vaping with the included Ni-MH batteries.

Warning: Never mix battery types or brands in this device, and do not use with budget/cheap AA batteries.

Joyetech BatPack Kit

LED LIghts

The LED indicator for the BatPack is quite a simple one. It lights up red when you press the fire button, and will stay solid if you have plenty of battery life.

The light will flash or flicker at different speeds to notify you of remaining battery level and when it’s time to recharge or swap batteries.

Remaining battery indication:

  • > 2.6V = Stays lit
  • 2.5 – 2.6V = Slowly flashes
  • 2.42 – 2.5V = Moderately flashes
  • < 2.42V = Frequently flashes
Tank7.5
Joyetech BatPack Kit

The Joye ECO D16 tank has a 2ml liquid capacity, and can only be used with Joyetech’s BFHN 0.5ohm coils.

It has a non-adjustable airflow, which provides a very tight MTL draw. It’s aimed at ex-smokers and new vapers so it should be ideal for them. Unfortunately, there’s no way to tweak the airflow if you’re looking for an airier vape.

The top cap has a detailed honeycomb pattern to it and is made of Delrin. The top cap is one piece which incorporates the drip tip and airflow. The airflow comes from two tiny holes on either side of the cap toward the mouthpiece.

Joyetech BatPack Kit

Refilling

To refill the ECO D16 tank simply twist off the Delrin top cap, this will reveal the coil and glass tube.

Just pour juice down the inside of the glass tube, and replace the top cap.

Joyetech BatPack Kit

Coils

The Joye ECO D16 tank comes with 2 of Joyetech’s new BFHN coils at 0.5-Ohms.

The coils are optimized to run at 1.85V and are best suited to high nicotine e-liquids. They are probably not best suited to very high VG juices.

I actually think they resemble cartomizers we used to see on cig-a-likes.

Performance8.0
Joyetech BatPack Kit

I really wasn’t expecting much from the Joyetech Batpack in terms of performance, especially considering it operates at 1.85V from AA batteries.

However, the low voltage technology really does work, and it provides an enjoyable vaping experience with decent battery life.

One slight niggle I did notice, is if you leave the tank full of liquid and don’t use it for a few hours the coil does become a little flooded and will take a few hits to clear and stop gurgling.

Flavor

The flavor produced by the BFHN coils is also a lot better than I was anticipating.

While it’s not on the level of some of your top end RTAs or sub-tanks, it is more than adequate and will undoubtedly be enjoyable for new vapers.

Joyetech BatPack Kit

Airflow

It’s a very tight draw, and you have to be careful not to cover the small airflow holes on the drip tip.

I found that actually loosening the tank sightly from the mod, helped give a little more airflow.

It is a satisfying MTL Vape, but it’s just a little too shy on the vapor production. But would do you expect from 1.85V and AA batteries.

In all honesty, I was still surprised by just how much vapor a small device using AA batteries can produce.

It may be a little lacking for experienced vapers that are accustomed to sub-ohm vaping, but for smokers transitioning into vaping it is the perfect setup.

Likes

  • Small, compact
  • Innovative
  • Lightweight
  • Battery life
  • AA Batteries
  • Ergonomic
  • No leaks
  • Good Flavor
  • Good throat hit with high-nic e-liquid
  • Well built
  • Easy to use, simple 1 button device
  • Perfect for beginners

Dislikes

  • Coil can get a little flooded if unused for several hours
  • A little lacking on vapor production (for experienced vapors)
  • No access to the coil with juice in the tank
  • Can topple over easily

Verdict

While the BatPack starter kit is not the type of kit I would use myself, I can certainly see it’s merited.

There has been far too much scaremongering in the media about vaping and battery explosions, so the fact that new vapers have the ability to use everyday batteries that they are accustomed to is excellent.

Not only that, but the BatPack does actually produce a very good vape experience, the flavor is good, and the draw is an authentic MTL.

The vapor may be a little lacking, but the fact that it even works this good off of two AA batteries is still impressive, and something that Joyetech should be applauded for.

I do find it a little strange that they went with a standard 510 connection, and then make a point that the ECO D16 is the only tank that can be used with the BatPack, for safety. Surely it would’ve made more sense to prevent use by using a different connection.

Either way, it’s innovative and it performs admirably. It will certainly be a kit that I recommend to smokers and new vapers worried about battery safety.

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REVIEW OVERVIEW

Design
8.5
Features
9.0
Tank
7.5
Performance
8.0
Cost
9.0

SUMMARY

The BatPack surpassed my expectations; it still amazes me that you can get a vape experience this good off of 2 x AA batteries at 1.85V. As an avid vaper and somebody who likes a fuller vape, it won't be a kit that I use. But as a starter kit for new vapers, it's an excellent choice and one that they will feel assured with.
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The BatPack surpassed my expectations; it still amazes me that you can get a vape experience this good off of 2 x AA batteries at 1.85V. As an avid vaper and somebody who likes a fuller vape, it won't be a kit that I use. But as a starter kit for new vapers, it's an excellent choice and one that they will feel assured with.Joyetech BatPack Kit | Review