Smok AL85 Starter Kit Review

If you like so many others are a fan of Smok, or even if you are just getting started vaping, you’ve probably heard about the Smok Alien mod. You may have even had the chance to try one. If you’ve maybe been giving thought to actually buying one, you may like to consider the Smok AL 85 kit. This is one of their latest offerings and it gives you much of what the Alien does, but it does this in a smaller package, which for sure many find irresistible.


The Smok AL85 Starter Kit has a top-loaded battery cap. Being that the device’s height is a bit shorter than a 18659 battery, this top cap serves basically as an extension to the AL85’s height and allows for this very popular battery to be used as a power source. The board that Smok has chosen will deliver 85W of output maximum from the single battery. Just unscrew the top cap and place the battery with its negative side up, screw back the cap and off you go.

For sure one of the best features on the original Alien 220W was the use of a firing bar rather than a tiny button. Squeezing this bar made vaping super-easy and very comfortable.  Like its predecessor, the Smok AL85  sports the same firing bar for both ease and comfort.

The exact same display, that provides an abundance of info that is used in the Alien 220W makes its appearance once again on the AL85. This unit offers a power output range of 1 to 85 watts. It features a sophisticated temperature control that will support nickel, titanium, and stainless steel heating elements. The Smok AL85 also includes memory and initial wattage boost settings.

Contents and Specifications

Besides the AL85 mod itself, in this kit Smok gives you a TFV8 Baby Tank which has a 3ml capacity for your favourite juice, and of course the  Smok AL85 mod itself. You get two V8 Baby-Q2 coils and one of them is pre-installed on the device. In the kit you will get a USB cable that is used for downloading upgrades as well as charging. Also included is the always welcomed users-manual and some spare parts.

The AL85 size is 71mm x 48mm x 27mm which is very modest when it comes to size. As implied by its name, it’s rated at 85Wand it’s got a voltage range that’s between 0.35 and 8.0 volts. Coil resistance is from 0.1 to 3.0 in Wattage mode, and 0.06 to 3.00 in TC mode. When it comes to temperature control, the device allows you to achieve anywhere from 200-600 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Smok AK85 may not have the power output that’s offered by other mods, but that doesn’t mean in any way that is a slouch when it comes to delivering the sustained power that’s need in order to deliver thick clouds and great taste.  Thanks to the TFV8 Baby Tank that’s in the kit , this system puts out more than enough vapour for the average vaping enthusiast, at the same time delivering fantastic juice taste that even some of the numerous bigger devices are unable to match. This mod is small enough to fit in your pockets comfortably, yet discreet enough to be used in any setting without drawing unwanted attention.

This device has an excellent finish and is suitable for anyone wanting a simple yet stylish mod. It’s available in different colors including black, red, silver, gun metal, and champagne gold.

The AL85 is made by Smok, a known and reliable brand. It features everything you will need to enjoy vaping your favourite e- juice.

If you’ve picked up the new Smok AL85, e-liquids from Halo would without a doubt be the perfect pairing for this device. There are several flavors that you can choose from which include Twisted Turnover, Tribeca, Kringle’s Curse, and Mystic Menthol. These premium  American- made e-liquids will surely stand-out and not disappoint. Halo e-juices are available at Cactus Vape for just AUD $24.95 (30 ml).


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