Just when you thought using a vape pen couldn’t get any better, SMOK upped their game. They upgraded the Vape Pen 22 Kit by introducing the SMOK Vape Pen V2 to the market. Compact and stylish with easy to use navigation, it’s the ideal Direct to Lung (DTL) device for beginners wanting to take the next step. Producing large vapour clouds and quality flavour, this vape pen with 7.7mm length does not disappoint.

Although it’s only a little more in size then the Pen 22, the same 22mm diameter ensures a powerful Sub-Ohm vape for advanced vapers. Let’s take an in-depth look at the key features and design, as well as how to use the device.

Practical Features of SMOK Vape Pen V2

  • 1600mAh battery
  • Adjustable airflow
  • Top fill port
  • Up to 60W capabilities
  • LED charging indicators and USB port

While this device is available to all members of the vaping community, we believe from a practical standpoint that it’s better suited to DTL vapers because of the battery power and wattage it kicks out. For those seeking a sturdy Sub-Ohm vape that’s reliable while producing awesome clouds, it’s right up your street. However, to get the best performance, you need to vape it at a higher watt level of around 40W up to 60W. Pairing that with the 0.15 mesh coils, it could be too strong for Mouth to Lung (MTL) vapers coming off of cigarettes.

Nevertheless, as a transitional device from MTL to DTL, it could work for you. The great thing about the vaping community is the debate it stirs up. Everybody vapes at a different level with a range of preferences. Therefore some vapers go straight from smoking to DTL and it works for them. For those who follow that path, the V2 Vape Pen from SMOK is ideal because everything works through one button and no fancy gimmicks on a screen. 

Also, because of the battery life, which lasts around a day depending on how much you vape and the power that you do so, it’s a handy option to carry around and use frequently. But for new vapers looking to quit smoking and reduce their intake of nicotine, you’ll need to vape often at high Sub-Ohm strength. Due to its power as a pen, beginner vapers seeking a smooth throat hit similar to smoking could have difficulties with the SMOK Vape Pen V2.

How to Turn On and Use the V2 Vape Pen

What we love about this device is the simple design and layout. It’s just super straightforward, no matter what stage of the vaping journey you’re on. For instance, turn on the device by clicking the fire button five times. The same process to turn it off too. The fire button also acts as the battery indicator, clicking three times to indicate whether you’ll need to charge soon. 

With three LED indicators, the far-right shows it’s 100% charged. Meanwhile, the middle LED indicates it’s at 70% performance and the LED on the left highlights it’s at 30%. This means you’ll need a boost through the USB port, which you can stand up while charging. What you can also do is adjust the airflow which lies below the tank and helps you find the right vape production. For great results, open it up completely to produce larger clouds and impress your peers. Press and hold the fire button to vape away.

Design and Overall Performance

Practicality is just the beginning. The SMOK Vape Pen V2 looks easy on the eye too. With seven different colour options including gold and the slick seven-colour style, the design is fantastic. Built to last, it’s designed using zinc-alloy and features a handy drip tip for easy filling of your e-liquids. At just over 94g, it’s lightweight and not overbearing in terms of appearance like some mod box vapes. 

SMOK Vape Pen V2 Advantages

  1. Fantastic performance for advanced vapers with an all-in-one kit, allowing vapers to produce the best cloud shapes and get an equally excellent flavour.
  2. For anyone who prefers a DTL style, its no-fuss approach alongside being a high power pen supports advanced vapers seeking improved performance.
  3. MTL vapers wanting to switch techniques to DTL should seriously consider this device to accelerate their experience. Its easy navigation while increasing taste and cloud size is a definite bonus when some mod devices for DTL can look too technical.


  1. One design flaw is the adjustable airflow which together with the control ring can feel a little loose when turning.
  2. A decrease in battery size compared to its predecessor the Pen 22 Kit.
  3. Because it’s built as an all-in-one kit, you need to take the device apart completely every time you need to change the coil.


For DTL vapers in particular, the SMOK Vape Pen V2 is a smart choice. It looks great, boasts awesome taste and larger clouds than we expected. Because of the adjustable airflow, you can tailor it to what you like. However, those new to vaping and likely switching from cigarettes should consider carefully before picking this vape pen. You’ll not get enough nicotine unless you can chain vape, which is unlikely because of the power this pen emits.