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Vandy vape jackaroo Reviews
Product introduction and specs
The Jackaroo Pod Kit is the most recent AIO based on pods from the well-known maker Vandyvape. The Jackaroo line has grown very famous, and with well-founded reasons. Essentially, Vandy Vape designed an alternative with the Geekvape Aegis line but with a more ergonomic form. The initial Jackaroo and The Jackaroo Dual have been tough IP67 shocks and water-resistant modifications. This time, they utilized the same design characteristics to a pod-based system.
Vandy vape jackaroo
The Vandy Vape Jackaroo Pod comes in a medium-sized box designed explicitly for MTL or DL vaping. It has a colour screen with variable wattage, and the battery inside is listed as 2000 mAh. The pods are equipped with a 4.5-millilitre capacity and a variable top airflow. Additionally, the RBA pod is compatible with this model, and it’s available for purchase. Continue reading to find out what it does and whether it could pass the IP67 test I ran it through.
The moment Vandy Vape released their Jackaroo mod in 2019, it was evident that they were looking to rival Geekvape’s Aegis Mods line. This Jackaroo mod was also IP67 and dustproof, and it was also waterproof and shockproof and an appealing but robust style that was a hit with a large number of users. Following the success with the Jackaroo mod, Vandy Vape followed up with the dual battery Jackaroo Dual mod in 2020.
Geekvape’s Aegis line goes beyond mods, and it includes pod vapes as well, including Aegis Hero, Aegis Hero, Aegis Pod with the Aegis Boost. The last is what Vandy Vape appears to be striving to beat with the Jackaroo Pod Kit.
The kit was provided to me for free by MyVpro to facilitate this review.
Price: $35.99 (at MyVpro)
Colours: Obsidian Black, carbon fibre, black carbon fibre silver, the black warrior, much more.
Vandy vape jackaroo Specifications
Dimensions: 38 mm x 108 mm and 25.6 millimetres
Range of Resistance: 0.1-3.0 ohm
Maximum output current: 30A
IP67 Rating: Water/dust/shock proofing
Built-in battery: 2000 mAh
Power range 5 to 70 Watts
Operating voltage: 3.2-4.2 volts
Vandy vape jackaroo Kit contents
1 Kit of Jackaroo
1 Coil tool
1 MTL drip tip
1 x Instructions manual
2 VVC coils
1 1. Type-C cable
The Jackaroo Pod is a pocketable device but is slightly larger in dimension for a pod. It’s a bit larger than a single-18650 mod kit, which measures the dimensions of 108 millimetres x 25.6 millimetres x 40 millimetres. The main reason for its size is the massive internal battery and the fact it’s IP67-certified for dust, water, and shock protection.
There are eight different colours. However, the majority of colours are predominantly black, with the distinction being the design of the panels. I received the Obsidian black colour, which is entirely black, and the body is covered with a non-slip silicone gel cover. The device is a classic three-button layout with the fire button on the top, and the buttons for up and down on the front, just over its USB-C ports. Between the buttons, you are presented with a large, rectangular colour screen, which is beautifully bright and easy to view. It’s gorgeous; although I could not determine the size, it is believed to measure 0.96 inches.
The pod is adjustable in top airflow, situated right below the drip tip. It’s easy to set and allows for a meaningful adjustment from decently tight MTL to wide-open DL. The branding is entirely hidden on the bottom of the device and is etched in the soft layer. Overall it’s an attractive pod system that’s sturdy with various colours and great features.
The Jackaroo is a reasonably standard pod system that’s easy to operate and offers a range of choices. The primary controlling device is the “fire” button, and you can press it five times to switch it off or on. Up and firelock the adjustments buttons, whereas fire or down resets the counter for puffs. There’s no draw-activated option. The screen displays power consumption, puff counter voltage, resistance, and a battery gauge that shows the per cent.
The Jackaroo includes a reuseable pod as well as two replacement coils. There’s also a rebuildable DIY pod that can be used. I received one of them and will write about it shortly. Airflow can be adjusted via the air control rings located below the drip’s tip, and it provides a significant adjustment for the many available coils. The top airflow also provides more excellent leak resistance. There were no condensation or leak issues with the kit; that’s how it should be. The kit also comes with two drip tips: one designed for MTL and DL.
The filling process is simple, and the pod does not require removal. It employs a typical rubber plug fill method located near the bottom of the pod. This makes it easy to reach and fill. Very well designed and clean. The pod sits on the top of the device, primarily visible. However, they did tint the pod with dark colours, which makes it difficult to gauge the level of your juice at times. I’m not a massive fan of pods with tints — I understand it for aesthetics, but transparent pods are far more practical. I’d prefer the pods to be okay. It is possible to offer tinted alternatives separately if they want to; however, all pods need to be clear so that the level of your juice is precise. I believe that.
To get rid of the pod, just remove it. They are held in place by strong magnets. They work great without movement or play. They are also plug-and-play. Once the pod has been removed, simply take the coil off its bottom and put it into the new one. My main complaint with this product is that nothing can be gripped to remove it. The package includes the tool needed to pop it out with ease (a flat-headed screwdriver is well, too); however, I’d prefer not to use tools to change my coil. Although it’s not an issue, it’s still a problem for me. The pod needs to be at least half empty for you to swap the coil in case you’re doing it on the side and take care. It’s simpler to do it using a whole pod, however. Overall, simple to use the system for pods as it ought to be; my only issue is that you require an instrument to change the coil.
The Jackaroo Pod comes with two coils but only one kind, the VVC 90 0.9-ohm MTL coil, which is rated as 9-16 Watts. Four different options are available, and I was given one of each to review in the kit:
It is a 0.6-ohm VVC-60 DC coil was rated at 18-26 watts
It is the 1.2-ohm VVC-120 coil was rated at 7-13 watts
It is the 0.15-ohm VVC-15 coil was rated at 65-60 watts
It is the 0.3-ohm VVC-30 DC coil is was rated at 30 to 45 watts
All rings are mesh-based. Additionally, there is a DIY pod to choose from.
I’ll begin with the coil with the kit, and that’s the VVC-90. It’s an MTL coil with low watts. Therefore, I used the 50/50 VG/PG nic salt juices, and I was able to get it at 12 watts. It was tasty, and I got around 14mL of juice from it. So overall an excellent coil.
I discovered the VVC-120 coil, which was classified at 7-13 watts to be at its best when around 9 watts. I tried the same juice mentioned above; however, the flavour I experienced was superior to the VVC-90. I also got 18mL from it, and it was excellent when I switched it. In conclusion, each MTL coil is perfect; however, the VVC-120 was the better choice for me.
The DL coils begin with the VVC-60, which is classified as 18-26 Watts. Personally, I think that coils like this fall somewhere in between. They’re a little too powerful in high concentrations of nic but too weak for lower nicotine juices. This is personal, and I have them both for test purposes. I began using high nics in a 50/50 ratio with 20 watts. It did a great job. I ran 9mL through it this way. Then I switched to 70/30 high nicotine juices, and then I ran it at 23 watts, and it did pretty well for what it was. It was able to last another 18mL, and it was a good life for the coil. Overall the ring can be used in various options based on what you prefer, but it does not really perform well in any of the ways.
The next one will be the coil VVC-30 rated as 30-45 Watts. I found it most effective, around 35-40 Watts. It was the ideal DL coil that I have ever used. I used low-nic 70/30 juices, and they had a good flavour. I ran 45mL in it. The coil is excellent, given the kind of coil it’s. I have no complaints about it. Finally, the VVC-15 ring is rated 35-60 watts, and I felt I was the best at about 50 Watts. The flavour was decent but not as great as the VVC-30.
Additionally, it would overflow on fill-ups for me, and it died around 40 millilitres. This coil wasn’t great in general.
Vandy vape jackaroo DIY pod
Also, the DIY pod is a pod with an RBA deck inside it. This is an excellent choice for intermediate vapers who prefer building the coil they want to use. It’s not for beginners since it requires patience and time to construct and wick properly. It’s an RDTA style, in which the juice is placed in the coil, but it could also function as a dripper. It’s an interesting idea, maybe not for everyone, but I really like it.
The pod is equipped to complete an RDA cap that you can twist to control the airflow. The design appears to focus on low wattage more than MTL vaping. It’s challenging to make the airflow close enough for MTL as well as the deck for the building is tiny, as would be expected. I would have liked them to design it more suited for MTL the airflow possibilities.
However, it can work if it’s constructed and put together correctly. It’s not a simple thing to build on because the base is shaky, and it’s build deck basic and isn’t up to level with real RDAs. It’s an option that isn’t offered by most companies, and it’s working, and I don’t have to complain enough. I’m not going to include the advantages and disadvantages of the pod DIY in the review as it’s not included in the kit, and it’s sold as a separate item. I’m happy that the option is available and usable.
The Jackaroo Pod Kit is an IP67 waterproof, dustproof and shockproof vape that has an appearance that is strikingly like that of the Aegis Boost. It comes with a 2000mAh battery adjustable top airflow and an adjustable power output of as high as 70W.
I switched on the device and immersed it in water for 30 minutes (no pod included). After removing it, the device was in perfect working order without any issues. There was a tiny amount of water pooling in front of the screen, and this then evaporated, and then a little bit remained inside the spring-loaded contact where the pod is connected. I removed it from the pod, and nothing affected the device in any way, so it’s a no-brainer for me. I could also recharge it after getting it out of the water after drying it off and blowing it through the USB port.
I dropped it multiple times from six feet to the floor for the shock test, which was hard and without problems. I tossed it in high air several times and then spun it around to fall in random places. The device did not suffer any noticeable physical harm and continued to work without issues, so another try.
The similarity between the design of the Geekvape Aegis Boost and the Vandy Vape Jackaroo is striking and definitely not coincidental. It’s like Vandy Vape realized that people would like the design and form and thought, why not create the same thing, but with a few minor changes to improve it. If I’m honest, I believe they’ve successfully improved specific features of Aegis Boost.
Vandy vape jackaroo Battery life and charge
The battery life of this device can vary according to your habits of vaping and the coil you choose to use. If you are using low-wattage MTL coils, it seems like the battery lasts for the rest of its life. It can easily be an everyday vape, many thanks to the 4.5-millilitre capacity and the large battery. With the larger wattage DL coils, the battery will likely require charging at least once during the day.
Personally, I have found battery longevity to be quite excellent for a tiny device. It has an internal battery rated at 2000 mAh. It is charged via Type-C and states the charge rate as 1.5 amps. I tried all of this, and for the charge rate, I was able to get 1.51 amps, which is an excellent rating here. They don’t give a full charge time. However, I did test the battery at 100 minutes, which is perfect for the battery’s size.
In terms of battery size, I measured the capacity as 2060mAh. Another excellent score. Vandy Vape absolutely delivers what they stated in their specs, which means I have no complaints. It has passing-through vaping, which means you can use it while charging and also stop it’s charging while you’re smoking. The Type-C port is situated in the front of the pod, under the screen, at the lower part of the screen. My only complaint in charge is that the battery can get very hot when it’s charging. It’s not something I would consider unsafe or risky in any way but isn’t a significant issue; however, it’s obvious enough to draw attention to it and be sure to ding for it. I used it for a while without cooling it down, and I had no issues.
Vandy vape jackaroo Pros / Cons
The pods are secured firmly.
Good pod capacity (4.5 mL)
Simple to fill and use
Five coil options plus an RBA option are available
This is an excellent option for MTL or DL vaping
Overall, suitable coils (save for one that isn’t as part of the kit)
Excellent rating for charging rate (1.51 amps) and capacity (2060 mAh)
Charges very fast (100 minutes)
Fantastic battery longevity (mainly when used with MTL coils)
Full battery meter, with per cent
Excellent build quality
Eight colour choices
Light and sturdy
IP67 Rating (passed my test)
The hand feel ergonomic and comfortable with soft gel silica covering
Bright and large screen
One coil type is included.
The device is pretty hot when charged.
Coils must be replaced with a hand (at minimum, the tool should be included)
The pod is dark (hard to determine the juice level in some instances)
Vandy Vape did a great job using this system, and I don’t really have much to complain about with the device itself. The coils are generally good, and there are various choices for DL or MTL vapers.
Overall, the Jackaroo is an ideal choice for those using essential pods that want to upgrade to a device with a larger battery and larger juice capacity, or maybe even to explore DL smoking or coil making. It’s incredibly flexible, and even though it’s not a master at one thing, it excels in a variety of areas. Its added IP67 rating is also a plus when you don’t need to be concerned about drops that happen and water damages. In all, the flexibility of the Jackaroo Pod kit will be a massive attraction for many users.