Aspire have released their latest product, offering a hybrid name and almost unique approach to producing a vaping kit. The aim seems to be a kit designed for both MTL and DL vapers with their new Aspire Tigon kit. Let’s take a look at the Tigon kit here today:
In the box
- Aspire Tigon Kit
- Spare glass
- 2x drip tips (1 installed)
- 2ohm coil
- 4ohm coil
- Tank removal tool (EU version only)
- USB cable
- User manual
- Size: 142×24.5mm (Standard) / 123x23mm (EU)
- Battery: 2600mAh (Standard) / 1800mAh (EU)
- Power: 3.3-4.2V
- Power modes: Bypass
- Fire button operated
- Size: 52×24.5mm (Standard) / 49x23mm (EU)
- Capacity: 3.5ml (Standard) / 2ml (EU)
- Childproof top cap
- E-liquid sealing mechanism
- Top fill
- Suitable for MTL and restricted DTL vaping styles
- Coil resistance: 1.2ohm / 0.4ohm
- Bottom adjustable airflow – slot for DTL and holes for MTL
- Self sealing coil housing – prevents leaks when coil removing coils
About the Aspire Tigon kit
The Tigon kit is a hybrid MTL/DL kit released from Aspire. It comes with both the Tigon tank and stick-style mod and 2 different coils.
The mod is a 1800(EU) / 2300 mAh internal battery with front fire button and back USB charging port. The indicator light is almost purple coloured when firing with flashes to tell when battery requires charging. Charging time is around 90 minutes-120 minutes depending on battery level.
The Tigon tank is a 2 mil (EU) /3.5 mil capacity tank capable of both MTL and DL vaping. It comes with a choice of 2 drip tips for each style and a 0.4 ohm (DL) and 1.4 ohm (MTL coil. The top fill is found by lifting the top part of the tank up slightly and then pushing back. Inside there is a protective cover over the fill hole to prevent leaking. On the bottom there is adjustable airflow and a push in coil design, which again is leak proof to allow changing coils any time you prefer when tank is full.
Tigon kit pros
Using the Tigon over the past 2 weeks I have found that the kit is extremely easy to use. That was the obvious aim from Aspire and they have certainly achieved this with changing styles taking less than 60 seconds. Simply changing the drip tip and coil allows you to change how you vape in an instant. The size of the device is extremely small compared to other stick style devices so the overall profile is compact and easy to carry around, with no real weight behind it neither. The fire button has a nice soft click feel to it which is easy to use and the 5 clicks to turn off is very responsive. Coil life is quite good, with both coils lasting over a week each with plenty of use and plenty of life left, with the flavour also a pro being strong and prevalent in both vaping styles. Charging time for this device is another big selling point with the huge battery for the vaping style and quick charge time to get back vaping. The whole kit feels solid and well made for the price which is another huge pro for the Tigon. The fill mechanism and leak proof design are both welcome features as I have not had any leaking at all whilst using/changing coils and no accidental openings in my pocket again compared to other slide to open designs.
Tigon kit cons
The first big observation for the Tigon was that the paint on it isn’t going to last with rugged usage. It can easily scrape off with my own having a scratch mark within 2 weeks, so not the type of paint that will be holding up with a heavy hand approach. The change in battery capacity on region is another con for me as the EU doesn’t dictate the battery life and as a result, there is no real reason to have a smaller battery for European vapers. The leak proof design of the tank can mean changing liquids is quite difficult to do , so be prepared to only change when the liquid level is running low. The kit may be underpowered for many sub ohm vapers and possibly too airy for MTL vapers. I think the style of the kit didn’t factor airflow in overall so it does mean you will be closing the airflow down when using it MTL quite a bit.
The targeted audience for this kit factors in its overall quality in my opinion. For a vaper such as me, this is a very under-powered kit and it won’t satisfy your cloud making urges. However aimed at someone moving from smoking to vaping, this could well be a very good kit. Offering a lightweight device, with adaptive vaping styles, it can serve to be a perfect entry point into vaping for people. The MTL style offers good flavour and easy to use design with the DL coil allowing a natural advancement without significantly upping the power. At the right price, this could well again be a quality Aspire product designed to help people stop smoking and start vaping. Not as restrictive as the Nautilus style , it certainly offers flexibility and performance whilst being extremely easy to use. If you are looking for an airy MTL style tank or know someone who needs help quitting, this kit is certainly going to be for you.
Price– £34.99 (most retailers)