Joyetech Atopack Penguin Review - Vape like a Penguin
Build Quality75%
Vapor Quality72%
Versatility15%
Portability83%
65%Overall Score

Anyone interested in transitioning into vaping will undoubtedly be faced with a myriad of questions when choosing their first device. When challenged with the sometimes daunting task of selecting a good mod, an appropriate tank, and reliable batteries, the average person might balk at the sheer number of choices and costs associated with such a purchase. Joyetechs latest AIO (all-in-one), the Atopack Penguin bridges the gap between new and advanced vapers with a solid product and low price of entry into the world of vaping. Also, check out the Vapesterdam Ultimate Vape Buyers’ Guide to learn about all the e-cigarettes available out there.

Product Pros

  • Compact size
  • Zero leaking

Product Cons

  • No adjustable airflow & wattage
  • Non replaceable 2000mAh battery

 

Joyetech Atopack Penguin Review: Breakdown

Quality

Build Quality

Build Quality

The Atopack Penguin is a solidly built compact device that while although a lot cheaper than other devices certainly doesnt look or feel that way. It feels comfortable to hold in hand and although constructed using mostly plastic, it doesnt feel cheap and feels solidly put together.

The Penguin uses 5 LED lights to indicate remaining battery charge. It’s a simple yet effective design choice that helps preserve battery life and prevents casual users from being barraged by an array of information that might not really be important to them.

Joyetech clearly built this device for the type of vaper who’s always on the go or has no time to spend just to dial in that perfect vape experience. Simply charge the device, pull the cartridge off the top, pour your e-juice into the cartridge then finally insert one of the included coil heads, and you’re all set to start vaping. The entire process takes less than a minute and can be considered a totally new way of looking at AIOs in terms of ease of use.

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Vapor Quality

The biggest surprise considering the Penguins size, price, and ease of use is its vapor production. It truly competes with the more advanced devices in terms of flavor and vapor density and produces a highly satisfactory vaping experience. Unfortunately the airflow isn’t adjustable and is quite loose and airy although the device manages to output enough power to keep vapor dense and flavorful.

The included 0.6ohm and 0.25ohm coil heads hold up really well to the test of time averaging out at about a week give or take of optimum flavor and vapor with heavy use. The coil heads are easy to replace, require no tools, and in fact don’t even have any threading. Unlike other coil heads where one screws them in by hand, the Penguins coil heads are simply pushed into place with the built in silicon fittings forming a tight seal.

Another great thing to consider is the Penguin does not leak. The cartridge forms a tight seal with the coil head ensuring that no amount of e-juice leaks out whether the device is positioned upright or lying on its side (a position wherein most tanks commonly leak).

Design

Versatility

Versatility

If you’re the type of vaper who feels like they have to configure every single aspect of their mod to suit their needs, whether it by dialing in just the right TCR values, finding the exact temperature and wattage, or building the perfect coil, the Penguin may suit your needs. If you want a device that simply works and by that meaning a device that performs phenomenally well considering its size, simplicity, and price bracket; the Penguin is the perfect device for you.

Unlike other all in ones in the market which are considered to be merely gateway devices for new vapers before they move on to the more advanced variable wattage and temperature control mods, the Penguin performs at such a level that it can cater to the needs of both newbie and advanced users alike.

Portability

Portability

With its diminutive size and weight, the Penguin has no problems for someone who wishes to take their vape out on the field. It feels light in the pocket, the shape is streamlined and doesnt feel bulky when putting it away for storage.

The Penguin also has a huge tank for juice. And when I say huge, I mean it. Its total capacity is rated at 8.8mls which is already more than the vast majority of subohm and rebuildable tank atomizers in the market. This means that you’ll be spending less time dripping into the tank and more time vaping.

A minor caveat though is the Penguins non replaceable battery which has a total rating of 2000 mAh. While this is more than sufficient for a normal day of usage whether it be in the office or out in the field, it might be lacking for more extended outings such as a couple of days or more at the beach or for camping trips. The quick 2 amp charging rate helps offset this though as the device can be charged simply via a USB outlet or powerbank. Regardless, the Penguin’s battery still performs optimally for the everyday user.

Conclusion

To keep it simple, if you’re reading this review and considering quitting tobacco and getting your first vape, the Penguin is perfect for you. With its sub-ohm performance that keeps up with the rest of the well established and more advanced mods out in the market, the Penguin can be the first and last vape you’ll ever purchase.

If you’re an intermediate or advanced vaper looking into grabbing a simple but well performing mod just for those times where you just want something to work without having to fiddle with anything, the Penguin is a strong contender in the world of mods which is certainly worthy of consideration.

If you are looking for similar mod but with a removable battery and wattage control be sure to check out the iStick Pico and if you are looking for one with a bit more power check out the Coolfire IV 100W,

If you already have the kit, let us know what you think of it! Did you find there were any problems with the kit? Did you find it as versatile as we did? Make a comment and share your experiences with the community.

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Dan is a writer with a massive vaporizer collection who loves video games, superhero movies, finding new music, comic and regular books and critically deconstructing those things until he wonders why he liked them in the first place. He's also a pragmatic fitness enthusiast who believes that the best actions you can take in your daily life are those that help you reach your goals, and that naps are the most lofty, but also the most noble goal one can have.

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