The Vaporesso Target 80 and Target 100 are sibling devices with many similarities but some key differences.
The Target 80 features an in-built 3000mAh and has a power range of 5-80W. It comes with the GTX 26 Pod, which utilizes Vaporesso’s GTX coil range.
The Target 100 can utilize a replaceable 18650, 20700, or 21700 battery with a maximum power output of 100W. It comes with Vaporesso iTank that uses their new GTi coil range.
Both kits have various power modes on offer, thanks to the excellent Axon chipset inside.
The Target 80 kit is now also available with the iTank included.
The Bottom Line
Specs & Features
Vaporesso Target 80 Kit – Specifications
- Material: Zinc Alloy/PCTG
- Dimensions: 130.9 x 30.8 x 38.3mm
- Weight: 129.4g (battery only)
- Pod capacity: 5ml/2ml
- Output: 5-80W
- Charging current: DC5V/2A Type C
- Display: 0.96in TFT color
- Resistance range 0.15 – 5.0ohm
Vaporesso Target 100 Kit – Specifications
- Dimensions: 140.3 x 28.6 x 35.1mm
- Tank capacity: 5ml /8ml
- Coil resistance: GTi 0.2ohm mesh coil / GTi 0.4ohm mesh coil
- Battery capacity: 21700 / 18650 (neither included)
- Output power: 5-100W
- Charging current: DC 5V/2A Type C
- Display: 0.96in TFT color
Vaporesso Target 80 Kit Contents
- Target 80 Device
- GTX Pod 26 (5ml capacity)
- 0.2Ω mesh coil
- 0.3Ω mesh coil
- Type C USB charging cable
- User manual
- Warranty card
Vaporesso Target 100 Kit Contents
- Vaporesso Target 100 Device
- Vaporesso iTank (5ml)
- GTi 0.2Ω mesh coil
- GTi 0.4Ω mesh coil
- Extra glass tube
- 3 x O ring
- Type C charging cable
- User manual
- Warranty card
Design & Style
The Target 80 and 100 by Vaporesso are two extremely attractive devices. The whole design language on both devices is exactly what I like in a vape mod; they are elegant, modern, and sleek.
Vaporesso has always been great are producing vape kits that don’t go over the top from an aesthetic point of view. However, there’s something about the mix of gunmetal, black and premium materials with these Targets that just elevates them.
Both the Target 80 and 100 are very similar in form, factor, and function. The main difference being the earlier released Target 80 includes an in-built 3000mAh battery, while the newer Target 100 can utilize a single 18650, 20700, or 21700.
The battery door is positioned on the base of the Target 100. It’s spring-loaded, secure, easy to open, and incredibly seamless when closed. On the base of the Target 80 is just some vent holes to help cool the battery.
Both devices have the same front layout, button configuration, and display. The screen is a 0.96in TFT color display. It gets plenty bright, and Vaporesso does a good job clearly laying out all the necessary vaping info.
Beneath the screen are the +/- adjustments buttons along with Vaporesso’s designated mode button (more on this later). The fire button is positioned above the screen, and it has a nice grooved texture with a silver rim on it, so it’s easy to locate when you’re not looking. It has to be said that all of the buttons on both devices have an excellent click to them and are super responsive.
On the front of the devices is also the USB Type-C port for charging, and both mods support 2A fast charging.
There are a few differences between the Target kits. The most significant is the tank or pod that comes with them, but we will cover these in detail later.
The other notable differences are that the Target 80 has a color accent ring around the raised 510 plate that protrudes from the back of the device to act as a lanyard connector. It gives it a bit of extra character from a look’s point of view, but I find it kind of intruding when holding the device.
Then there are the side panels or grips. The Target 80 has a diamond-style pattern on a hard surface, which does feel ok in the hand and offers a little grip. However, the Target 100 feels much more comfortable, thanks to its slightly padded mesh material. It’s also a somewhat slimmer device, so it is much more pleasant to hold overall.
The last thing both the Targets have in common is the exceptional build quality. They both look and feel very premium, and it seems Vaporesso keeps knocking it out of the park from a build perspective.
As mentioned above, the Target 80 & 100 have different battery configurations.
The Target 80 comes with a built-in 3000mAh battery with a power range of 5-80W. While the Target 100 can utilize either a single 18650, 20700, or 21700 battery, with the latter allowing it to range between 5-100W.
They both have the same impressive Vaporesso Axon chipset inside, which is feature-rich, fast firing, and easy to use.
They both have the same modes on offer. The only difference is that on the Target 100, they are color-coded on the display, so you know which one you have selected. they are as follows:
- Yellow: F(t) mode
- Red: Pulse Mode
- Blue: Standard Wattage Mode
- Light Red: DIY mode (including bypass, voltage mode, and variable watt mode)
Most of the above modes are self-explanatory, but like many vape companies, Vaporesso has recently decided to create new modes with funky names like the F(t) mode. So we’ll do our best to cover them here.
The F(t) mode Vaporesso claim modifies the wattage and heating speed of the coil over time, to optimize flavor. It does this by applying different power over different stages of the puff.
Then there is ‘Pulse’ mode which allows you to take longer pulls as the chip effectively pulses the coil (rather than a constant heat) rapidly to ensure it doesn’t overheat.
If you’re not bothered by the fancy new modes, there is always the ‘Standard wattage mode,’ which will suffice most users. For those using an RTA or their own coils who want a bit more granular control, the ‘DIY’ mode will further control over variable wattage, voltage, or a straight-up Bypass mode.
Even though there are many mode options, the Vaporesso menu is easy to navigate and is the same on both devices:
- On/Off: Press the fire button 5 times
- Lock: Press the fire button 3 times (this only locks +/- buttons)
- Main menu: Press the mode button 3 times.
- Reset puff counter: Enter the menu, select ‘system settings,’ and puff counter reset.’
- Quick Mode change: Hold down the mode button and use the ‘-/+’ buttons to select F(t), Wattage, or Pulse modes.
Both devices feature USB Type-C charging with a fast charging rate of 2A.
Vaporesso Target 80 Kit – GTX Pod 26
The Target 80 comes with the GTX Pod 26 included. It’s a 5ml capacity tank that is made primarily of PCTG material and has a 26mm diameter (as the name suggests)
The pod comes with a separate 510 adaptor plate that the pod snaps into through 4 strong magnets. The plate has a gold-plated (spring-loaded) positive contact that sits in the center.
The pod has dual fixed airflow slots (each 5mm wide), which align with the airflow slots on the 510 plate. The pod can spin freely (a little too freely for my liking) to adjust the airflow.
The pod has a top-fill system, and it’s not great.
It’s a bayonet-style fit, and there is knurling along the top cap, but it’s very awkward to remove. I think it’s a combination of the plastic pod materials and the fact that you can’t really remove the top cap while the pod is in the 510 adapter as it just keeps spinning. So you have to remove it, and even then, it’s hard to grip.
I get that Vaporesso wanted top-fill to prevent leaking and didn’t want to sacrifice looks with a rubber plug. It feels a little awkward, and I’m not sure how well the plastic top cap and bayonets will hold up, and it does feel a little flimsy.
Once you have removed the top cap, there is a non-return valve fill port and a small air release hole, so you shouldn’t run into any airlocks when filling.
The GTX Pod 26, as you might have guessed, is compatible with the GTX coil range. It comes with the following in the kit:
- GTX 0.2Ω Mesh
- GTX 0.3Ω Mesh
The coils are plug-and-play style coils and push easily into the pod’s base. There is a little groove, so removing them with your fingernails is easy.
Vaporesso Target 100 Kit – 5ml iTank
The Target 100 comes with Vaporesso iTank, which has a 5ml capacity and is 25mm in diameter.
The tank is far more premium and overall better built than the GTX Pod 26 included with the Target 80, but that’s to be expected.
The iTank has three airflow slots on the base, each measuring 10mm, and the base is removable to access your coils.
The airflow control ring includes a stopper and has very good turning tolerances allowing fine-tuning on your intake.
The top fill system is also far better on the iTank; it uses a push-to-fill system and is seamless.
The tank has a 510 wide bore drip that can be removed. It looks and feels like an 810 drip tip, is ideal for chucking big clouds, and suits the tank well.
Another significant difference with the Target 80 kit is that the Target 100 iTank utilizes Vaporesso’s new GTi coil range. The kit includes the following:
- GTi 0.2Ω Mesh (60-75W)
- GTi 0.4Ω Mesh (50-60W)
These GTi coils are beasts designed for maximum clouds and flavor.
Let’s start with the performance of the devices before we move on to the tanks and coils.
Both devices are excellent and deliver precisely what you would expect from Vaporesso.
I played around using the F(t) and Pulse modes with both mods. Honestly, they may have improved the performance slightly, but it’s quite negligible. So I primarily stuck to the Variable Wattage mode when running the coils through their paces.
However, that said, I’ve been testing both devices over the course of 14 days, and I’m sure long-term users may be able to spot the benefits with these modes.
Nevertheless, what they both offer in terms of features, ease of use, and the overall experience they deliver – they can’t be faulted.
Things are a little different regarding the included coils and tanks/pods.
As you may have picked up on, I’m not a huge fan of the design and build quality of the GTX 26 Pod. I find it a little finicky, and it takes away from the overall experience of the device.
However, the airflow works well and is nice and smooth, and both the included GTX coils match up well with it.
Both the 0.3Ω and 0.4Ω coils deliver great flavor and clouds, with the 0.3Ω edging it for me in overall enjoyment. If you’ve used the GTX coils before, you know you are in for a good experience.
The iTank that comes with the Target 100 is a far more pleasurable experience. Maybe it’s just that I’m more of a fan of sub-tanks than pods, but it definitely has better build quality and airflow control.
As for the new GTX coils, they are super impressive.
The 0.2Ω truly blew my socks off regarding the flavor and clouds it was producing. It managed to keep up and not feel dry even at high wattages, still a lovely saturated vape. That said, I think it works best at around 70W.
The 0.3Ω also delivers a great experience, and just like the other coil, it seems to work the best bang in the middle of the range at 55W. It provides excellent flavor, and I really can’t complain about its overall performance.
One thing to note with the Target 100 device is that it seems to struggle running the lower ohm coil if you are only using an 18650 battery. This makes sense as 18650 only allows for 80W maximum, but it did catch me out when my 21700 was depleted, and I reached for an 18650 as a replacement.
- Excellent build quality
- Compact designs
- Elegant looks
- Easy to use
- Full-featured chipset
- Large clear display
- Great coil ranges
- Excellent flavor (from both coils)
- Smooth airflow (from both tanks)
- Type-C fast charging
- Target 80 (Pod) – The bayonet-style plastic top cap is fiddly
- Target 80 (Pod) – Lanyard clip gets in the way
Overall I think both kits are excellent and are tailored towards slightly different users.
Those that want the simplicity of a pod and internal battery will do well with the Target 80. The GTX coils are the perfect range for that device and won’t be as power-hungry on the 300mAh battery.
However, for me, the Target 100 is truly exceptional. I absolutely love the compact design and am still surprised it can fit a 21700. It has an excellent tank that utilizes some mightily impressive new coils.
Whichever one you go with, you won’t be disappointed, but I’d say your money will be better spent going for the Target 100.