Smoant was one of the first major vape mod manufacturers to jump on the pod system bandwagon, and they’ve actually seen some success with devices like the Smoant S8 and Smoant Karat. But instead of simply riding the wave and putting out new designs of basically the same functionality, the Chinese manufacturer decided to change the game and create the world’s first rebuildable pod system. The Smoant Pasito uses coil-heads instead of disposable pods and even be used with an RBA base. That’s unheard of for pod systems, so it’s no wonder everyone is talking about it.

A Look at the Contents

The Smoant Pasito has the nicest packaging I’ve seen in a long time. It looks pretty ordinary on the outside – a white flip-top box with a picture of the pod system on the front, and a list of kit contents and manufacturer information on the back. But the inside is pretty cool. Flip the lid open and you’re greeted with a simple but thoughtful ‘Have a good day’ message on the left and a second, window-style lid painted in the same artistic pattern as the Pasito mod.  Open that one up and you’ll notice that the user manual is actually printed on the inside of those cardboard windows, which is kind of cool, as this way you can never misplace it.Inside the box, we have the assembled Smoant Pasito placed in a Styrofoam holder, right next to an accessories box containing  USB Type-C charging cable and the two coil-heads included – one 0.6Ω coil-head for direct-lung vaping and a 1.4Ω one for mouth-to-lung. That’s pretty much all you get. If you want to try the RBA base everyone’s talking about, you’ll have to buy it separately.

 

The Smoant Pasito is generating a lot of hype in the vaping world right now, and for good reason. It introduces new concepts we haven’t seen in the pod system sector before, such as replaceable coil-heads, an optional RBA base, and amazing battery life. Smoant definitely needs some praise for trying to shake things up in an industry that for the most part has been riding the success of the JUUL without implementing any serious innovative ideas. That said, it still has a lot of work to do to achieve its goal of creating an all-in-one device that works for all styles of vaping.

Mouth-to-lung vaping is very hard to pull off with the Pasito, especially of you like that restrictive, cigarette-like draw, the airflow system is kind of clunky, the optional RBA base isn’t worth the hassle in my opinion and the power button makes is awkwardly positioned. Neither of these are deal-breaking issues, but you should definitely be aware of them before buying this device.