KangerTech Subvod Vape Review

KangerTech Subvod Vape Pen Review

KangerTech SUBVOD Starter Kit Instructions - Turning on Battery

The KangerTech Subvod is basically the old EVOD, upgraded for sub-ohm vaping capability and able to provide a fantastic vape experience in a plug and go machine. Here’s our impression after trying it out for you. Recently, we did a page on the KangerTech Subvod Instruction Manual which covers just about everything you need to know about this upgraded and much needed vape pen.

The EVOD, But Better

The EVOD vape pen has been a classic in easy, convenient vaping for a long time now. But with its high-resistance coils and it’s short life, it’s due for an upgrade. This is the vape pen for people who want the ease of the EVOD but the clouds of a mod.

The SUBVOD Battery

KangerTech SUBVOD Starter Kit Instructions - Charging the Battery

The SUBVOD battery is a 1300 mAh battery with fixed voltage. Again, basically, it’s the EVOD battery but capable of handling sub-ohm vaping. It has all the features that make the EVOD great – pass through charging, LED color indicators for when it’s fully charged (red while it’s charging and green when it’s fully charged), spring loaded 510 connector, five-click “on” button and ten-second safety “off” feature.

You can use a different atomizer than the one that comes with the Subvod, because the spring-loaded connector will accommodate different brands. The minimum resistance it can handle is 0.4 ohm. However, you should keep in mind that the diameter is very slender (18.5 mm) so you may find that you have overhang issues if you use an atomizer that is wider than these dimensions.

Fixed Voltage Output

The SUBVOD has a fixed voltage output at 3.7V. This has pros and cons, in our experience with it. On the plus side, this is a good level for producing really great vapor with the atomizer that comes with it. On the minus side, you can’t change it or control it. Of course, the Subvod never claimed to have variable voltage of any sort, so it’s not like fixed voltage is actually a problem with this model at all. It’s just something that some people might like and others might not.

The Kanger Nano-S Tank

KangerTech SUBVOD Starter Kit Instructions - Letting ejuice Soak in Coil

The Subvod comes with the Kanger Nano-S tank, which is an awesome SSOCC 0.5 ohm atomizer tank. You fill it just like the original EVOD tank – unscrew it from the atomizer and fill it from the bottom – which makes it super easy and convenient to use.

It only holds 1.9 mL of e juice, which isn’t very much when you consider how fast sub-ohm vaping makes you go through juice. On the other hand, if you’re just using this for a short amount of time and when you’re out and about, it’s plenty to keep you going for a bit. Also, it’s so easy to refill that we didn’t consider the small capacity to really be a problem.

The Nano-S really shines because of the new 0.5 ohm SSOCC atomizer that comes with it. It uses organic Japanese cotton for an amazing taste and awesome wicking action. We were honestly shocked at how great the vapor tasted from this stainless steel vertical coil. It really outperformed some of the fancier coils that come on the more expensive sub-ohm ready-to-vape mods and boxes.

The airflow on the Nano-S is super customizable, with four different settings. It is perfect for everyone from mouth to lung vapers who like a really stiff draw, to people who love airy lung hits. This is one of the best features of the SUBVOD that we noticed, since even some of the more expensive sub-ohm vape mods don’t have airflow settings that are quite this customizable.


For amazing performance and easy, convenient use, you simply cannot beat the Kanger Subvod with the Nano-S tank and 0.5 ohm SSOCC coil. It’s affordable, it works great, and it could not possibly be easier to use.

Of course, if you are looking for a sub-ohm vaping device that gives you a lot of control over your vaping experience, this is not the vape pen for you. It is what it is: a vape pen that works one way and one way only, just like the original vape pens that we all used to stop smoking cigarettes in the first place. The only difference is that it has been updated for the cloud chasing aesthetic, so you can get results with it that you previously could only get with mods and sub ohm coil builds. It has one wattage output, and you can’t control how hot the vapor is. You can control the air flow, and that is pretty much it.

But if you are looking for something that is ready to use practically out of the box, that needs zero technical expertise, and that gives you the massive, delicious clouds of sub-ohm vapor that you would otherwise have to use a really expensive mod to be able to get, you are going to be amazed at the performance of the Kanger Subvod. It’s the modern version of the ever-popular EVOD, and we predict that it’s going to be just as big a hit.