Apollo Valiant Kit Intro:
As soon as we got our starter kit in our hands, we began our Apollo Valiant review. The Valiant starter kit comes with a so-called ‘Glassomizer’ (i.e. a clearomizer made from glass), the Kanger Protank 2. It also features the ‘Valiant’, Apollo’s newest battery to replace their EGO W line. The Valiant can adjust the Voltage/Wattage according to the type of clearomizer that you are using.
The kit includes a Valiant 1300mAh battery, a Kanger Protank clearomizer, a microUSB charging cable, a 10ml bottle of e-liquid, a User Manual and a vaping power chart to help you calculate voltage and wattage.
It comes with an option of three (3) colours, purple, teal or red. You can also choose your e-liquid flavour from a vast range of 29 flavours, therefore, it is for sure that you can find one that suits your style. Finally, you can choose the nicotine strength that you prefer. Nicotine levels ranges from 0mg – 24mg.
Apollo is an American based e-cigarette company that appeared on the market in 2010. Although they are based in California, they also have a warehouse in the U.K. Therefore they are capable of offering quick and better worldwide customer service. They also produce their own products and they have a wide range including the Apollo Endeavor, the Oracle or the Ohm Go mods. Not only they sell e-liquids, various types of e-cigs and starter kits, but they produce them in-house. Thus, what one should expect from Apollo, is a better product as they can control their product.
As the electronic cigarette industry is rapidly evolving, Apollo have stepped up their game, producing a variety of e-cigarettes and kits to suit every taste, from beginners to advanced users alike. One of their high-end products, suited mainly for more demanding beginners, is the Valiant kit, which features their flagship battery, the ‘Valiant’. The latter being able to automatically adjust Voltage/Wattage, depending on the type of the connected clearomizer.
The Apollo Valiant kit features a Kanger ProTank clearomizer made from glass and steel, as well as a Valiant battery. Once you attach the clearomizer to the battery, the valiant will automatically read the voltage to which it has been adjusted in order to be compatible with the tank. The voltage ranges from 3.0V to 6.0V, but beware that too high a voltage might result in burning the coil. The wattage ranges from 3.0W to 15.0W.
Regarding the aesthetics and feel of the e-cig, when the battery is attached to it, well, it is definitely long in length. Its diameter is good though and you do not feel that you are holding something bulky, but something more slim and stylish. And it is lightweight also, especially when you bear in mind how good built are both the clearomizer and the battery. They both feel sturdy and solid.
Apollo Valiant Battery
The 1300mAh battery comes with a display screen at the bottom that indicates how much remaining battery there is. This is very helpful, as you will not have to play guessing games before your battery goes dead! The battery features a variable wattage mode (ranging from 3.0W to 15W with 0.5W increments) and a variable voltage mode (ranging from 3.0V to 6.0V with 0.1V increments). When you want to switch from the one display to the other, you simply hold down the + button of the battery. The kit includes a vaping power chart to help you calculate voltage/wattage.
If you do not want to bother about settings, then the Valiant offers to you the ‘Automatic Transmission’, i.e., as described before, when you connect a clearomizer the Valiant does all the work for you and sets the recommended wattage. Now, if you want a more tailor-made experience, then you may prefer the Variable Voltage mode. In this case, you need to know a bit more about the resistance of the clearomizer and the specific voltage you want to set, in order to enjoy a vaping experience to your taste.
Regarding the 1300 mAh battery life, you should expect it to last quite a long time, both before recharging as well as through its lifecycle. It should definitely last throughout the day before needing to recharge, but bear in mind that for this type of batteries the longevity depends on the settings chosen. The Apollo Valiant battery also offers safety features, including a short circuit and a low-resistance protection.
The Kanger Protank 2
The Apollo Valiant kit comes with a Kanger Protank 2 Clearomizer, which is a really popular tank on its own. It is a very well built solid tank from glass and steel. Its construction makes the replacement of the coils very easy. Apollo offers a variety of coils and their replacement comes cheap. The bottom coil design means that your wicks are kept saturated at all times. You can buy coils in a pack of 5 from Apollo.
The Kanger Protank 2 holds a capacity of 2.5ml of e-liquid. This is an extra advantage to this excellent kit, as you will not have to think about refilling your clearomizer every once in a while. And due to the glass construction of the tank, the flavour of the e-juice comes out full and consistent. An evolved version of the Kanger Protank has been released and you can read our review on the Protank 3 here
- (1) Valiant 1300mAh battery
- (1) USB charging cord
- (1) Comprehensive User’s Manual
- (1) Vaping Power Chart (to help you calculate voltage/wattage)
- Automatically recommends/sets voltage and wattage based on connected clearomizer
- Variable Voltage from 3.0-6.0V (0.1V increments)
- Variable Wattage from 3.0-15.0W (0.5W increments)
- Built-in Ohm Meter
- Short-circuit and low resistance protection
- Displays charge level
- Compatible with any 510/eGo clearomizer
Performance and Price
Depending on your tastes, you can use the Valiant to an optimal experience. You can save $20 as the Apollo Valiant kit is offered at a sale price of $29.95 instead of $49.95. Additionally you can use our discount code: ECIGTOPIA at check out and get an extra 10% discount. If you want a tailor made vaping experience with variable voltage/wattage that will include everything that you will need in a very competitive price, then this is an excellent kit for you. If you want some extra power for your vaping you can also check the Endeavor or the Ohm Go kit.
The Apollo Valiant kit offers a tailor-made experience for casual users who want an ease of use. You might either be a beginner or an intermediate user, but you wish to experience a full vaping experience and move forward from cig-a-like e-cigs to more advanced vaping.