North Kit by Smok
North Kit by Smok

North Kit by Smok

Commercial characteristics

  • Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: The Little Vapoteur
  • Price of the tested product: 24.90 €
  • Product category based on sales price: Entry level (from 1 to 40 €)
  • Mod type: Classic drums
  • Is the mod telescopic? No
  • Maximum power: 15W
  • Maximum voltage: Not applicable
  • Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: 0.5

Reviewer comments on business characteristics

A big like Smok can not miss the craziness of the Pod. This specialist of the big vape does not shine particularly on the market of the primo Vapoteur but with the North Kit, the Chinese giant is likely to be more present.
A system consisting of a Pod of 3ml of capacity on which one will adapt to the choice a resistance 0.6Ω of inspiration DL or a resistance of type MTL. This Pod will be associated with a battery of 1100mAh that delivers a constant current.
As for the price, this new small kit is in a good position at less than 25 €.
We start obviously on interesting bases, remains to verify if the real is in adequacy with the promise.

Physical characteristics and felt quality

  • Width and thickness of the product in mm: 30 X 19
  • Product Length or Height in mm: 94
  • Product weight in grams: 80
  • Material composing the product: Aluminum
  • Type of Form Factor: Box flat - type Emech
  • Decorative style: Classic
  • Quality of decoration: Good
  • Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
  • All the components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
  • Fire button position: Lateral to 1 / 3 of the tube relative to the top-cap
  • Fire button type: Mechanical plastic on contact rubber
  • Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 0
  • UI button type: No other button
  • Quality of interface button (s): Not applicable interface button
  • Number of parts in the product: 3
  • Number of threads: 0
  • Quality of the threads: Not applicable on this mod - Absence of no screws
  • Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes

Vapelier's note on quality feelings: 4.3 / 5 4.3 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality

Smok we therefore propose to start in the vape following the NORTH. It is in the form of a small elongated pavement, purified of any form of sharp edge.
The front and rear faces are slightly curved. They are both covered with a vitreous-looking plastic plate that incorporates the frame of the reptile skin motif so dear to Smok.

One of them hosts the plastic switch. Rectangular in shape, it is pierced with a slot in the center, this small opening gives a glimpse of the light signal of an LED.
The frame is metal, it is curved on its edges, the upper part of the battery receives the Pod. Three small pins ensure contact at the bottom of the housing.

Once in place, the apparent part of the Pod takes the form of a long, flat "beak". On each side, a small look of ovoid shape seems to be placed there to allow a vision on the level of E-liquid.
In contrast, the bottom of the "stick" is flattened, there is the micro USB port.

At first glance, this new product from the Chinese firm Smok presents rather well, it does not jouscule any visual code but it offers a nice finish and consensual lines all-purpose.

Functional features

  • Type of chipset used: Owner
  • Connection type: Owner
  • Adjustable positive plot? Yes, through a spring.
  • Lock system ? Electronic
  • Quality of the locking system: Good, the function does what it is for
  • Features offered by the mod: Protection against short circuits from the atomizer, Indicators of operation
  • Compatibility accus: LiPo
  • Does the mod support stacking? No
  • Number of used batteries: The batteries are owners / Not applicable
  • Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Not applicable
  • Does the mod offer a recharge feature? Charging function possible via Micro-USB
  • Is the recharge function pass-through? Yes
  • Does the mode offer a Power Bank function? No power bank function offered by the mod
  • Does the mode offer other functions? No other function offered by the mod
  • Presence of a regulation of the flow of air? Yes
  • Maximum diameter in mm of compatibility with an atomizer: 1
  • Accuracy of the output power at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the power demanded and the real power
  • Accuracy of the output voltage at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the requested voltage and the actual voltage

Vapelier's note regarding functional characteristics: 4.3 / 5 4.3 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on functional features

Smok chose a simple product, which offers just the essentials.
A battery of 1100 mAh which delivers a constant current, of the basic one but a good capacity of load in view of the jig.
NORTH has a Cut off 8s, protection against excessive discharge of the battery, protection against short circuits, in short the arsenal essential for a safe vape.
The Pod offers a capacity of 3ml, it fills through a small hole closed by a small silicone plug located on the side. Two resistors are possible, a traditional MTL of 1.4Ω and a mesh DL of 0.6Ω.
No screen, the only indicator is the LED placed in the switch, the color that animates you will indicate an idea of ​​the level of charge.

A simple kit that combines essential functions.

Evaluation of the packaging

  • Presence of a box accompanying the product: Yes
  • Would you say that the packaging is up to the price of the product? Yes
  • Presence of a user manual? Yes
  • Is the manual understandable for a non-English speaker? No
  • Does the manual explain ALL features? Yes

Vapelier's note on packaging: 4 / 5 4 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on conditioning

A small black box drawer serves as a haven for North kit. As often, there is a picture of the Kit and right next to it, a series of small 4 pictograms indicating product-specific features.
On the back of the box, we find the contents of the box and the normative logos as usual.
In the box are the kit, two resistors (an 0.6Ω DL and a 1.4Ω MTL) and a manual but Smok unfortunately did not find it useful to translate it into several languages, so you will only have English.
A simple presentation but quite correct given the price.

Appreciations in use

  • Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an inside jacket pocket (no deformations)
  • Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy, even standing on the street, with a simple handkerchief
  • Easy to change the batteries: Not applicable, the battery is only rechargeable
  • Did the mod heat up? No
  • Has there been erratic behavior after one day of use? No

Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 5 / 5 5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on the use of the product

Like all products of this "species", this new set-up is very easy to carry everywhere, it slips easily into a pocket. The ergonomics are good and comfortable grip.
Le North is very easy to use. The unalterable 5 clicks for power on or off, we add the double-click to know where is the battery and here are all the commands to know to operate this kit.
The Pod is simply extracted by shooting at it. On the side is the filler cap. Just remove it to fill the tank of 3ml. This operation is simple to perform, the opening without being huge is comfortable enough.

The Vape that delivers this machine is of good level whether in DL or MTL. The tastes are quite well respected, it is well positioned for a beginner's kit. The production of steam is quite suitable, nothing to say.

Autonomy is good, the North is one of the Pod Kits that embeds one of the largest load capacities with 1100mAh.
It will be better with resistance to 1.4 Ω but it remains correct even with the 0.6 Ω.
The charge is fast, count a little over an hour.
A simple and effective product that fits well in its category.

Recommendations for use

  • Type of battery used during the tests: The batteries are owners on this mod
  • Number of batteries used during the tests: The batteries are owners / Not applicable
  • With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Classic fiber
  • With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? As is
  • Description of the test configuration used: test of the two resistors
  • Description of the ideal configuration with this product: I have a slight preference for MTL resistance

was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes

Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.7 / 5 4.7 5 out of stars

The mood ticket of the reviewer

In grand general that he is, Smok had to propose a Set-up to Pod.
So I'll be honest, for myself Smok is capable of the worst as the best, I find that the Chinese sometimes gets lost in his productive frenzy.
When I saw this Set-up for the first time, I found it nice to watch but the cobra decor, even if it's pretty, put me on my guard. Indeed, this kind of small effect flashes the eye tends to hide sometimes a product with little interest, made quickly and is intended for a lightning passage on the market.
In addition, this mouthpiece, duckbill style, does not pack either, it's not ugly but I'm not a fan of this type of stuff and I find it a little too big.

So, I totally ignore my prejudices and I fill the Pod on which I put the DL resistance. And there, after waiting the ten minutes regulations, I shoot a puff.
Not bad, not bad, it works well and the flavors are present, let's see in the long term. Surprisingly, it works well, it is quite reliable and it is easy to use, it will just avoid chaining the puffs with too much frequency because as always with the pre-built resistors it tends to either go to dry hit, either to the gurgling.
I continue with a resistance in MTL and there, I am well, the vape suits me and the autonomy increases, I am in the angels.

To end with a speech a little more serious, I would say that this product has all the qualities of Set-up Pod, it is simple to use and compact.
Perfect for beginners, it is quite reliable and efficient, the sensations are good and it is in the high average of this category.
Frankly, I'm pleasantly surprised, this North is really good, the price is right and its qualities crush his little flaws.

Un Top Mod deserved for Smok who was visibly in a good inspiration the day when sprung from the creative whirlwind of our Chinese friends what North.

Good Vape,


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