The settings and status of the unit can be monitored on the LED screen. What is more, this is a rugged mod, capable of enduring the elements and wear and tear thanks to its durable build.
First Impressions of the GeekVape AEGIS Mini Mod
The first thing one might think about the GeekVape Aegis Mini upon looking at it is that it resembles a piece of hiking gear or the handle of a weight machine. It is a compact vape that looks as if it can survive being thrown off of a cliff or a nuclear explosion. At the same time, however, vape does not look like a shapeless piece of iron that can withstand anything man or nature can throw at it. The vape Kit has a sleek design similar to that of GeekVape’s other mods, only smaller and more lightweight.
The GeekVape Aegis Mini fits the hand perfectly, especially with the rubber and leather surrounding the body. The rubber and leather are excellent features because it is less likely to be dropped because of sweaty palms and fingertips. The small size of this pretty powerful 80w vape mod makes it more portable, which should make it preferable to those who live very active lifestyles. It is incredibly lightweight, so it will not be noticeable on long treks through the wilderness on foot or by bicycle.
The package the GeekVape Aegis Mini comes in is excellent, and it was exciting to read all the specifications written on the box. It provides a lot of power output with 80w, and it can be vaped at high temperatures. The kit also comes with the Cerberus 25 mm sub-ohm tank, which holds a lot of e-juice and produce a lot of flavor. All in all, there were a lot of things to be happy about with this mod and its tank.
Build Quality and Design
The GeekVape Aegis Mini is a small 80w mod, coming in at 78 mm tall and weighs around 122 grams. It is rubber-coated, which makes it comfortable to hold and easy to hold onto, especially for those who get sweaty palms. The rest of the mod is made of metal that is surrounded by a protective layer of rubber, and there is leather opposite the LED screen which gives the unit a sporty, athletic look.
The screen is 0.96 inches, and it is in black and white, making it easy to discern the readout. The USB port can be found at the bottom of the mod, and a rubber piece protects it. The 510 connection can hold a 25 mm atomizer with zero overhang. Finally, there is no rattling sound when the mod is picked up and handled.
The Aegis is IP67 rated, meaning it can continue to operate after being left in the water at a depth of one meter for at least half an hour. The GeekVape Aegis Mini passed this test, and it worked perfectly afterward. In addition to being water-resistant, it is shock resistant as well.
To simulate the mod falling out of a hand or pocket, it was dropped several times on hard surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, dirt, and grass. After falling multiple times, the Aegis still functioned, and there was minimal damage done to the exterior or interior. The solid build of this vape makes it a great fit for people who live active lifestyles.
While the GeekVape Aegis Mini is shock and water-resistant, it is not shock and waterproof. Do not leave it in the water for over 30 minutes; do not take it into deep water, and do not take it into saltwater. Saltwater is highly corrosive, and it will permanently ruin the vape. Be very careful about dropping it. It may be coated in protective rubber, but the screen can still crack if it hits a hard surface the right way.
Another thing that should be said about electronic mods that are resistant to the elements is that they are not weather and foolproof. Some people tend to abuse vape mods like the GeekVape Aegis Mini because they believe they are indestructible. They are not, so do not take unnecessary risks while on your next vacation.
Features and Functions
The GeekVape Aegis Mini has additional features that make it worth considering purchasing. It can be vaped in power mode performance or temperature control mode. The unit has short circuit, overcurrent, overcharging, and over-discharge protection. There are also a lot of design options available, too. Proud patriots can choose a color scheme that has the flag of their country of origin. Choose from among the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, and several more. Buyers can also choose colors like red and black, green and black, and blue and black. The color selection is great, but it would be nice if they could create a color scheme that does not include black.
The GeekVape AEGIS Mini in Action
Power Mode Performance
According to GeekVape, Aegis mod can go up to 80w, 8 volts, and 30 amps, but it can do more. It is capable of going up to 90 watts, and it can run well on 80w at resistances ranging from 0.12 to 0.63 ohms. On variable power control mode, the power increases by 0.1 watts, but it can go up faster if the power button is held down. Regardless of the power level at which it was vaped, the GeekVape Aegis Mini never got too hot to handle.
Temperature Control Mode
The temperature control range of the GeekVape Aegis Mini starts at 200 degrees and goes up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit (100 to 315 degrees Celsius), but for the best results, it is recommended to cape between 430 and 475 degrees Fahrenheit. There were never any problems with dry hits during testing.
The GeekVape Aegis Mini has a non-removable 2,200 mah battery that can last most of the day on average. But, there are ways to increase the battery’s efficiency. It is best to run it at 60 watts to prolong the life of the battery. At 40 watts, the battery will last longer than a day. It is possible to extend the battery life by two days if a mouth-to-lung tank is used. As a general rule, when using a single coil RTA, it is best to run the mod between 40 and 50 watts. An added advantage to the GeekVape Aegis Mini and its battery is that charging takes an hour and ten minutes.
Since this the GeekVape Aegis Mini will be undoubtedly popular with lovers of the outdoors, consider buying a portable charger or two to take on your next trip, especially if the trip will be out in a wilderness location. Doing this could allow for a week of vaping time, depending on the wattage and temperature settings the user prefers.
The Cerberus Sub-ohm Tank
The Cerberus is a 25 mm sub-ohm tank that uses a top fill system and Super Mesh Coils to heat the e-juice, as well as a dual adjustable airflow ring at the bottom. The standard glass tank holds 4 ml of e-juice, but with the bubble tank, it can hold 5.5 ml of e-juice. The fill port is very wide, so getting liquid inside is not a messy process.
Removing the top fill cap is easy because it is not threaded. Instead, it is slid in under tabs where it fits securely. The only problem with this is that sometimes it can get too tight, so removing it can be difficult at times. It is recommended to buy the bubble tank, especially for those who like to vape at high wattages. The additional milliliter and a half will extend vaping time of the GeekVape Aegis Mini significantly.
Super Mesh X1 Coils
The coils that come with this tank are the same ones used for the Illusion Mini, Aero, Mesh, and Shield tanks, so finding replacement coils will not be a problem. These coils work best when vaped at 60 to 80w. The tank is also compatible with IM and IM4 coils, which are made for 40 to 60 and 60 to 80 watt vaping respectively.
The airflow ring is at the bottom, which helps to increase the flavor. Designs like these sometimes cause the tanks to leak, but this tank has not had such problems thus far, so it should be safe for rucksacks, purses, and pockets. The ring moves quite well and stops in either direction. For tight hits, the airflow can be closed, or it can be open for taking deep mouth-to-lung hits.
After a week and a half of vaping there was no noticeable decrease in the flavor. The flavor from this tank and mod is better than what one would typically get from most single-coil RTAs. No odd tastes are coming out of the tank, and if used correctly, it should be able to generate great taste for an extended period. These results are thanks in part to the coil, so those who like to build coils should think about sticking with the coils with which the package comes to get the best flavor possible.
Geekvape Aegis Mini Kit and its Competitors
The Vaporesso Revenger Mini and the VooPoo Drag Mini are the Aegis’s biggest competitors. These mods have many of the same functions, but there are still quite a few differences of which customers should be aware.
Vaporesso Revenger Mini 85 Watts
The Revenger Mini has a larger 2,500 mah battery, as well as a tank that can hold 3.5 ml of e-juice. The main advantage to purchasing the mod is the longer battery life, but it only comes in two colors, red and black. While 3.5 ml is a lot of e-juice, the GeekVape Aegis Mini can hold 4 ml and 5.5 ml if the bubble tank is used. It also has more color options available. But, the biggest advantage the Aegis Mini has is that it is shock and water-resistant. The Revenger Mini does not come with the same protections from damage and the elements as does the Aegis.
VooPoo Drag Mini 117 Watts
The VooPoo Drag Mini has a 4,400 mah battery that is larger than both the GeekVape Aegis Mini and Revenger Mini, and it can run at 117 watts. The tank it uses is also compatible with all of the glass tubes available from VooPoo, giving users the choice of tanks ranging from 2 ml to 8 ml. It has a compact body like the GeekVape Aegis Mini, making it a go-to choice for people who are always out and about, but it is nowhere near as rugged.
Final Verdict on the GeekVape AEGIS Mini
The GeekVape Aegis Mini is one of the most versatile and reliant mods on the market today thanks to its nearly indestructible build. The rubber coating makes it a suitable mod for people who live active lives.
Its 2,200 mah battery with 80w power capability and Cerberus sub-ohm tank ensure that the mod will work throughout the day and longer. The temperature control and power modes will satisfy almost every vaping preference. As a bonus, it fits the hand as well as a bicycle grip. These features, especially the shock and water resistance protection, make this one of the coolest mods this writer has had the chance to review.
Has the GeekVape Aegis Mini served you well, or did it let you down? We are very curious to know how well the mod holds up, especially when it is exposed to the elements. If you have taken it with you on trips, please leave a comment to let us know how it performed. Your comments help us to learn more about the vape mods we review, so do not hesitate to tell us what you think.