Author: Alisa Yin / Category: Review / Published: June-3-2020
The SMOK & OFRF nexMESH Pod Kit is the latest release from SMOK which is the brainchild of two vaping companies. It is a cool, dinky, square-shaped pod device with a 1200mAh built-in battery and 30W maximum power output. The nexMESH pod system is button activated and uses refillable pods with two 0.4ohm coils to hit the market. The well-known nexMESH stripe is from a new company, the OFRF, and has been introduced to the world in 2018, which started the trend of Conical mesh coils.
OFRF released the nexMESH as a stand-alone product and offer their OFRF NexMESH strips in conjunction with the Wotofo to bring some really top quality performers such as Profile Unity RTA, Profile 1.5 RDA, etc. The nexMESH strips have gained more praise than the self-branded Wotofo mesh strips. Quite a collaboration!
SMOK have introduced a number of pod devices in 2020 such as Pozz X, RPM Lite, Alike, etc. The SMOK & OFRF NexMESH kit is a great collaboration of SMOK and OFRF. Let’s find out if it can be rated as one of the best pod vapes in 2020. As always I will give my honest opinion after a considerable testing period.
Price: 26.99 (at NewVaping)
Colors: Silver, Gunmetal, Black, Blue, Gold, and Red
SMOK & OFRF NexMESH Pod Kit Specifications
- Material: Aluminum alloy
- Size: 80.5 x 45.0 x 17.5mm
- E-liquid Capacity: 2.0ml
- Max Output Voltage: 4.2V
- Display: 0.69-inch screen
- Resistance range: 0.4ohm-3ohm
- Battery: Internal 1200mAh battery
- Coil: 0.4ohm for A1 mesh coil,
- 0.4ohm for SS316L mesh coil
SMOK & OFRF NexMESH Pod Kit Package Contents
- 1 x SMOK NexMESH Pod Kit
- 1 x Regular 0.4ohm SS316L Coil
- 1 x Mesh 0.4ohm A1 Coil
- 1 x Charging Cable
- 1 x User Manual
Build Quality and Design of SMOK & OFRF nexMESH
The design of SMOK & OFRF NexMESH Pod System is very straightforward. It is a small and tiny device that stands only at 80.5mm with a pod installed and 45mm in width. It is very compact and concealable. I can easily and comfortably grab it in my hands. The outer chassis is made of lightweight and durable aluminum alloy. And the 2ml refillable pod cartridge is plastic. The weight of the complete device is 100g due to a larger battery. It is a perfect fit for any pocket or purse. The overall build quality is excellent and the machining is nice and clean. The brushed metal panels will not pick up fingerprints.
Looking into the top of the device where the pod sits, you will see two tiny gold-plated contact points and two strong plastic covered magnets. The body of the device is decorated with SMOK & OFRF nexMESH POD both front and back. The rear panel is crafted with an innovative pixel-like surface with countless neatly arranged honeycomb holes, which provides a soft-touch and rubberized-like hand feel. I just like to run my fingers over the panel because it feels so nice!
A 0.69-inch screen in black and white is located on one side of the device that shows the important vaping information. The fire button is placed on the letter ‘O’ on the front of the device. The adjustment buttons right under the small screen are clicky and responsive. There are no LED indicators. You can view the battery life and charging status via the LED screen. The bottom of the device has a Type-C USB charging port and safety marks. I didn’t find the battery venting holes or airflow holes on the device.
SMOK & OFRF nexMESH Pod Cartridge
The SMOK OFRF nexMESH Pod holds 2ml of e-liquid and is held in place into the body with two fairly strong magnets. It has an integrated duck-billed mouthpiece and features a side-filling port with a rubber plug. You have to remove the pod to access the fill hole. The pod is dark-tinted. It’s hard for me to view the juice level even in a bright place. The nexMESH kit comes with two different coils - a 0.4ohm SS316 mesh coils and a 0.4ohm DC MTL coil. Both of the coils are powered by nexMESH technology and feature an easy plug and play design.
The base of the pod features a waterproof design to prevent condensation from entering the interior. The adjustable airflow ring allows you to rotate to adjust the airflow intake. The black mouthpiece is non-removable and fits lips comfortably. The usual CE and Recyclable marks are printed on one side. The pod seems to be quite sturdy and will forgive some rough handling. The manufacture and build quality of the pod is good.
How to Fill the Pod Cartridge:
- Prime your coil with a few drops of e-liquid
- Simply pull it up and away from the body of the pod
- Open the rubber plug with your fingernail to reveal the filling port
- Add your desired e-liquid into the pod
- Put back the pod onto the body
- Wait at least 5min to make the cotton wick fully soaked
The pod goes below the minimum level so I would recommend you take the pod out often to check the liquid level.
Getting Started: Vaping the SMOK & OFRF nexMESH Kit
The SMOK & OFRF NexMESH Pod System has an internal 1200mAh battery, which is large enough for a small device. The battery life is enough for an entire day vape with moderate use. The 1.2A Type-C port provides a fairly quick charging. I think the long-lasting battery can take down many similar devices on the market, which have to recharge frequently.
Make sure the battery is fully charged before use! The screen will show the battery level while charging. After charging the battery to full, you have to fill the black pod, insert the pod into the bay and wait a while. After completing these simple steps, the NexMESH Pod Kit is ready to go!
Five clicks of the small fire button to turn on the device. The screen shows the battery level, wattage output, coil resistance, and voltage. Use the Up and Down buttons to adjust the power output from 5W to 30W. Hold the fire button and take a draw! You can also rotate the AFC ring under the pod for the different vaping experience.
Performance of the SMOK & OFRF nexMESH
The kit comes with two coils:
- a nexMesh 0.4ohm SS316 mesh coils, rated for 15 - 20W
- a nexMesh 0.4ohm DC MTL coil, rated for 12 - 25W
Both of the coils powered by nexMESH Coil Technology have a fast ramp-up speed and larger heating surface. The draw with the OFRF NexMESH is almost instantaneous! The airflow is very loose and smooth. The flavor is great and the vapor production is decent. You will get a warm and flavorful hit. I have had no performance issues at all. The button activated firing mechanism works flawlessly and consistently. There is no leaking and the pod bay has remained dry during the testing period. If you looking for a warm throat hit with quality vapor, the nexMESH kit is for you.
SMOK & OFRF nexMESH Pod Kit Review
The SMOK & OFRF nexMESH Pod Kit is a good-looking device and it did function as advertised. It looks similar to the Uwell Caliburn Koko but has a more powerful built-in battery. The mod is very small and pock-friendly. I can easily take it on the go. The battery life is satisfying. It provides nearly a full day vape with a single charge even for heavy vapers, which is pretty darn good for a small device.
The SMOK nexMESH kit has a lot of kick. The 30W maximum output and the adjustable airflow design are great. The two conical coils powered by nexMESH technology deliver superb flavor and nice vapor. The draw is warm and smooth. For those of you who are seeking a stealthy small, long-lasting, and flavorful device, the nexMESH kit is what you’re looking for. It gives all you can expect from a pod vape. Are you planning to buy the SMOK & OFRF nexMESH Pod Kit? Leave your comments below to let me know your thoughts!
Pros and Cons of SMOK & OFRF nexMESH Pod Kit:
- Good build quality
- Powered by nexMESH technology
- Great hand feel
- Compact and portable
- Large battery capacity
- Warm and smooth vapor
- Intense flavor
- Small and lovely design
- Durable, anti-scratch
- Simple to use, ideal for beginners
- No leaking, no condensate
- Refillable pods and replaceable coils
- Fairly cheap retail price
- Type-C charging
- Adjustable airflow at the base of the pod
- Hard to view juice level