Pros

  • Designed to provide a satisfying experience for even the pickiest mouth-to-lung vapers
  • It’s a simple device, but it provides plenty of flexibility with multiple pod options, variable wattage and adjustable airflow
  • Very attractive price point

Cons

  • The design aesthetic is a little unusual and may not be to everyone’s liking

If there’s any type of vaper who feels consistently left behind by the industry’s changes, it must be the vaper who prefers the mouth-to-lung (MTL) inhaling style and is picky about his or her device’s flavour, vapour production and airflow. If you’re in that group, you might have thought that the manufacturers were finally beginning to pay attention to your needs when the first refillable pod systems began to hit the market.

You’ve been through all of that before, though, if you’ve been vaping for a while. In the 2010s, you watched as the early e-cigarettes and vape pens gave way to huge vape mods. There was a point where it seemed as though the entire vaping community had switched to the direct-to-lung inhaling style. Pod systems provided a respite from that trend, but it was only temporary. Eventually, most pod systems became pod mods, producing enormous clouds but not providing the tight draw that MTL vapers really want.

The Z Pod Nano comes in six different colours.

The Innokin Z Pod Nano is a new pod system proving that at least one company is trying to serve your needs. Designed to give you precisely the flavour, airflow and throat hit that you want, the Z Pod Nano is likely to become a well-loved product among the pickiest members of the vaping community.

How Much Does the Innokin Z Pod Nano Cost?

The Innokin Z Pod Nano kit costs just £12.50 and includes the Z Pod Nano device along with two pods, a charging cable and an instruction manual. Replacement pods come in packs of two and cost £4.95. When you buy the starter kit, I suggest adding at least one box of replacement coils to your order. Even with a box of pods, the entire package is still under £20 – and it’s always nice to know that you have plenty of extras available in case a pod burns out prematurely.

Innokin Z Pod Nano: Specifications and Features

Innokin Z Pod Nano Features

Specifications

  • Device Type: Refillable pod system
  • Battery Capacity: 700 mAh
  • Charging Port: USB-C; battery charges in about an hour
  • Power Range: 6-15 watts
  • Pod Capacity: 2.0 ml
  • Coil Resistance: 0.8 or 1.2 ohm
  • Firing Style: Automatic draw-based firing

Features

  • The Innokin Z Pod Nano is designed by Internet vape personalities Phil Busardo and Vapingreek, two fervent fans of the mouth-to-lung vaping style. While many vapers have migrated to the direct-to-lung inhaling style over the years, they’ve remained adamant that having great mouth-to-lung vapes on the market is one of the best ways to convince more smokers to make the switch.
  • It has an interesting visual flair that seems to be inspired by retro appliances.
  • It’s very compact and light, weighing just 45 grams.
  • It’s extremely quiet in operation, making it a good choice if you don’t like to use vapes that hiss and crackle.
  • The wattage is adjustable, allowing you to select the power level of your choice between 6 and 15 watts in half-watt increments.

What Pods Work with the Innokin Z Pod Nano?

The Z Pod Nano has two pods with different resistances and airflow characteristics.

The Innokin Z Pod Nano has two pods available, and both of the pods come with the starter kit. They are:

  • 0.8-Ohm Pod: Recommended power range of 12-14 watts. Although both of the pods for the Z Pod Nano are designed for mouth-to-lung inhaling, this pod has a looser draw and produces slightly larger clouds.
  • 1.2-Ohm Pod: Recommended power range of 9-12 watts. This pod has a tighter and more cigarette-like draw.

One of the traits of the people who prefer the mouth-to-lung inhaling style is that they tend to be very particular about the airflow characteristics of their devices. To accommodate different preferences, the pod has an adjustment tab on the bottom. If you want the pod to give you a looser draw, just move the tab to open the second airflow hole.

How to Use the Innokin Z Pod Nano

Innokin Z Pod Nano Instructions

The Z Pod Nano includes a printed quick-start guide, but you might find the guide a little light on information if you’re new to vaping. I’m going to fill in the gaps here by explaining how to use this device and how to fix the most frequent issues that you might encounter with it.

  • Charging the Device: Connect the Z Pod Nano to your computer using the charging cable included with the device. Watch the battery indicator. When all four sections of the indicator are solidly lit, the battery is done charging.
  • Filling the Pod: Remove the protective cover from the top of the device to access the pod. On the side of the pod, you’ll see the silicone plug for the filling port. Pull the plug and add your e-liquid through the hole. If you’re using a new pod, Innokin recommends waiting five minutes before you begin vaping.
  • Vaping: To vape, puff gently on the device’s mouthpiece. Your mouth should begin filling with vapour almost instantly.
  • Adjusting the Wattage: To change the wattage on your Z Pod Nano, press the button twice. The wattage shown on the screen will begin to blink. Press the button to cycle the power. After selecting your desired setting, wait a few seconds to confirm.
  • Turning the Device On and Off: To turn the Z Pod Nano on and off, press the button three times.
  • Replacing the Pod: To replace the pod for your Z Pod Nano, remove the device’s protective cover and pull the pod straight up. You’ll notice an airflow opening at the top of your device; this opening needs to align with the opening at the bottom of the pod. Don’t forget that you should always wait five minutes before vaping after filling a new pod.

How to Fix Problems with the Innokin Z Pod Nano

Let’s continue with some basic troubleshooting information. This is where the Z Pod Nano’s instruction manual is very lacking, so I’ll explain how to resolve the three most common problems you’re likely to face.

  • Device Isn’t Charging:
    • Start by replacing the cable because this resolves almost all vape charging issues.
    • Try a few different power sources if the issue continues, but don’t use a mains charger for a smartphone, tablet or PC.
    • Check the device’s charging port and make sure it’s clean. Clear the port of any dust and lint with a toothpick.
  • Device Isn’t Working:
    • Confirm that the Z Pod Nano is on by pressing the button three times. If the device doesn’t turn on, charge the battery. If the battery doesn’t charge, troubleshoot that issue.
    • Remove the pod and check to confirm that it’s installed in the correct orientation.
    • Check for e-liquid under the pod. If the pod has leaked, dry all of the vape juice thoroughly with a paper towel.
    • Replace the pod if your Z Pod Nano still isn’t working after following the above steps.
  • Burnt Flavour:
    • Check the window at the top of the device to confirm that the pod still has e-liquid in it. If the pod is low, refill it and wait a few minutes for the wick to absorb the vape juice.
    • If you’ve just filled a new pod, wait a little longer for the e-liquid to absorb and try vaping again.
    • Lower the device’s wattage. Always keep the Z Pod Nano around the suggested wattage range for the pod you’re using.
    • Wait a bit longer between puffs. If you “chain vape,” you may end up puffing while the device’s wick is still refreshing itself. In that case, you’ll get a very harsh “dry hit.”
    • If you’re unable to fix the burnt flavour by following the advice above, it’s likely that your pod has reached the end of its life. You can usually expect your pods to last several days before they begin tasting burnt. If you’re using an extremely sweet e-liquid, though, it’ll reduce the pod’s life.

Innokin Z Pod Nano Blinking: What Does It Mean?

  • Battery Icon and Innokin Logo Blinking: This error means that the battery is dead. Charge the battery.
  • Screen Displays a Blinking “- – – -” and Doesn’t Fire: This error means that the Z Pod Nano isn’t detecting the installed pod, or the resistance of the pod’s coil isn’t within the correct range. Follow the steps under “Device Isn’t Working” above to troubleshoot this issue.
  • Screen Displays a Solid “- – – -” and Doesn’t Fire: This error means that the Z Pod Nano has detected a short circuit. Follow the steps under “Device Isn’t Working” above to troubleshoot this issue.
  • Device Cuts Off While Vaping and Displays a Blinking “- – – -“: This error means that you’ve puffed on the device longer than 10 seconds and triggered the automatic cutoff. Take shorter puffs to avoid this issue.

Innokin Z Pod Nano Review: The Bottom Line

In this review, I’ve addressed everything except the one very large elephant in the room. As you’ve already seen, the Z Pod Nano is a very unique looking device. The colour schemes almost look like they’re inspired by vintage stand mixers. It definitely doesn’t look like any other vaping device on the market today, and it’s possible that the design won’t quite work for you.

Either way, though, I’d suggest taking a look at the Z Pod Nano if you’re a full-time mouth-to-lung vaper because this device was designed specifically to cater to your needs. Between that and the extremely low price, how could you not give it a try?

Tracey Jackson

Tracey Jackson

Tracey Jackson discovered the life-changing potential of vaping after making the switch from smoking several years ago. Tracey specialises in writing expert reviews and helping others find the best vapes on the market.