KangerTech UBOAT Review - Submarine Vaping
Build Quality78%
Vapor Quality77%
Versatility65%
Portability85%
73%Overall Score

The KangerTech UBOAT is a simple vaporizer just like most pod style vaporizers. It has no buttons and no display screen. It has no fire button too, you just have to take a puff and it will automatically produce vapors. It has a built-in battery and a 2 ml tank capacity. This pod style vaporizer is perfect for cigarette smokers who want to switch to vaping and it will greatly help them transition into the world of vaping much easier.

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Product Pros

  • Slim and portable
  • Leak free pod
  • Convenient e-liquid filling design

Product Cons

  • The battery is not removable
  • Remaining e-liquid in the pod is hard to see

 

KangerTech UBOAT Kit Review: Breakdown

KangerTech UBOAT flat display

Quality

Build Quality

Build Quality

KangerTech’s approach with the UBOAT’s design is somewhat similar to most pod style vaporizers on the market. It has a slim and ergonomic body with the pod on the top. Looking at the UBOAT’s body design and shape, it somehow looks like the JUUL and the Smok Rolo Badge’s baby.

But KangerTech says that their inspiration when designing the UBOAT was a submarine boat. Well, it kinda looks like one, I’ll give them that. The UBOAT has no fire button, no adjustment buttons, and no LED screen display. It only has a LED indicator on the lower part of the body that shows the battery status.

On the bottom part of the body is where you will see the connectors to charge the built-in battery which has a 550 mah capacity. It doesn’t have a micro USB port for charging, which is a bummer since you have to use the included charger exclusive to the UBOAT every time and that may be a problem when you go out and forgot to bring the charger with you.

Although it doesn’t have a micro USB port for charging, the 550 mah battery capacity of the UBOAT is one of the largest battery capacity in a pod-style vaporizer and that is a good thing. The UBOAT has a max output of 3.7 volts and the included pod has a ceramic coil with a resistance of 1.5 ohms.

With that output power and the coil’s resistance, vaping on the UBOAT will last you a whole day. The pod has a 2 ml tank capacity and features an e-liquid filling design. On the bottom of the pod, there is a rubber stopper that you can pull out to fill the pod with e-liquid.

One thing to note though is that the fill slot is a somewhat on the smaller side so you might not be able to easily fill it with e-liquid if you are using a bottle dripper, but unicorn bottles or those with the syringe tips work perfectly.

Another issue is that although the color of the pod is translucent, it is too just too dark for anyone to easily see the remaining e-liquid inside and sometimes, you have to place it directly to a light to be able to check how much e-liquid is remaining.

The UBOAT only comes in one color and it is black. Since the UBOAT has just been released to the market, we might be able to see some color variants in the future.

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Vapor Quality

The standard KangerTech UBOAT kit only comes with one pod. The pod has a ceramic coil inside and has a resistance of 1.5 ohms. Combining the 1.5 ohms resistance of the coil to the 3.7 volts output of the UBOAT and the tight airflow, the UBOAT is truly optimized for high nicotine e liquids.

The KangerTech UBOAT is made with those making the switch in mind. What you will get with every puff is a tight drag just like how cigarette drag feels. It is not intended for it to produce massive clouds, but what it can do is give you a satisfying, tight and restrictive, mouth to lung hit that cigarette smokers are used to.

Just like most pod style vaporizers, the UBOAT is air driven, meaning as long as the battery is full or has enough power, you just have to take a draw and it will produce vapor.

KangerTech UBOAT parts

Design

Versatility

Versatility

The KangerTech UBOAT is a very simple device. You can’t adjust its airflow or the power and it will always be a mouth to lung style vaporizer as it is primarily made for smokers who want to switch to vaping and it will make their transition easier.

The lack of a micro USB port can be an issue though as it is probably the most common feature that vape companies shouldn’t mess with. It might be an issue in the long run since the only way to charge the UBOAT is with its proprietary charger.

Portability

Portability

The KangerTech UBOAT is a very compact and portable device. It is only 61 mm in height, 22 mm in width and 15 mm thick. It is a very stealthy vaporizer and you won’t have any problems bringing the UBOAT anywhere even on parties or social gatherings.

KangerTech UBOAT mouth piece

Conclusion

The KangerTech UBOAT is a good all in one vaporizer for the newbies who are looking for their first vaping device. The mouth to lung style vaping the UBOAT is designed with will greatly help them transition into the world of vaping easier.

For the long time vapers who are looking for a stealthy device that they can bring anywhere, if you don’t mind the proprietary charger that you also have to bring with you, this might be a good grab and go vaporizer for you.

If you are looking for something a good starter mod style vape check out the SMOK G150 and if you are just looking for the best check out the SMOK Procolor.

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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.

One Response

  1. Nigga

    This shit came on my bottom lip. Warm ass, dirty ass, filthy ass liquid. I won’t be using this shit stick. I’d rather smoke an actual German U-boat.

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