SMOK RPM40 Review – MIST kit of the year!



It’s official and the votes are in! We are proud to announce our kit of the year is the remarkable SMOK RPM40!

So without further ado, let’s take a look and review the new SMOK device which seems set to become the new apex of pod systems – the RMP40!

Buckle up kids because this is set to shift your whole paradigm concerning what you can expect from a pod system; let’s check it out!


And here we are! Included in the kit are your usual charging cable, warranty card and two pods – both of these are designed for a 2ml capacity but be sure to read on as we will let you know how you can boost the capacity of our favorite device to more than double this!


The two pods that you receive in the box cater to the two coils systems this kit can operate with, one for the new RPM coils and a fully-compatible SMOK Nord pod, immediately letting you decide whether to start out mouth-to-lung or sub-ohm! Each pod is pre-loaded with a coil; 0.4ohm and 0.6ohm respectively, though it should be noted that the included RPM coil has a mesh construction, putting it in a league above.


Changing the coils is as simple on the RPM pod as it is on the Nord; pull, push, plug, play! The pods themselves slip in comfortably and feel very securely in place, no need to worry about the pod slipping like on some other units.


To fill the pod with e-liquid; SMOK have again done away with any unscrewing.

Simply locate the soft silicone hatch on the side of any of the pods, pop it open and fill-’er-up!

A handy tip here is to ensure that you feel the silicone hatch pop back closed once your finished filling. A few times for me it hadn’t actually gone all the way back in but this is something you will get used to checking after one or two fills!

We do recommend that you allow the new coil to sit in the e-liquid for a good 10 minutes before you try firing it up so as to prevent ‘burnouts’ or ‘dry fires’.

You can of course try priming the coils by gently painting the exposed cottons with some e-liquid, but (and this is just my personal opinion) I feel that sometimes priming may shave off a few minutes of wait-time but it often also costs you a couple days of the coil’s lifespan. I’ve got nothing to show you as evidence for this, just an observation I’ve made with a few of my regular sub-ohm lords.


Just five clicks and we’re good to go! You can see here that the screen is a joy to behold. Yes, you heard me right – it’s a pod system with a screen, and a pretty fancy one at that! The high-def screen displays everything from wattage to voltage, ohmage to puff-count, giving you a seriously in-depth rundown of your currently vaping stats. Also, a purely cosmetic but neat feature – colour options!

Key Features

The unit is physically delightful – ergonomic and grippable without uncomfortable sharp angles, the whole unit weighs in at a comfortable 99 grams and it’s ~measurements~ are 25-by-25-by-99mm, making it veritably pocket-size.

BUT don’t let it’s petite form fool you for a second, the RPM40 hides an impressive 1500mAh battery and has an adjustable wattage range of 1-to-40 Watts, granting you full customisation over your vape and providing adequate power for either style of pod or coil.

Feature Packed!

This kit comes with a fast charging feature, meaning you will get back up to full within two hours. SMOK are also big on safety so have included high temperature protection, short circuit protection, low voltage protection and an 8-second cut off mechanism to prevent it going off unintended in a bag or tight set of trousers!


For a great DTL set up we’re just going to set it to a good wattage for this coil. SMOK recommend that the best results from the RPM 0.4ohm mesh coil will come from a 25W setting.

We find that one of the best ways to use this amazing kit as a MTL device is to load it up with one of the highly recommended Nord 1.4ohm coils and kick the wattage down to around 16-18 watts – this provides a brilliant mouth to lung experience, conserves and extends battery power to the optimum! 

There are however a number of alternatives besides the coils included with the kit; the RPM coil range alone has six different iterations for different needs, including an RBA(!!!) for those who want to officiate an unholy union between pod-vaping and coil-building.


Not only do the new RPM40 0.4ohm coils provide you with the nice and thick, corporeal cloud you would expect, the flavour is damn near unmatched. Really comes through, and thanks to the mesh coil design there’s no need to wait for arbitrary moments between puffs, rewicking is damn near instantaneous with the superior absorption provided with the mesh design!


Of course, there’s a certain viewer who switched off mentally a while back. Oh, “PODS” is it? “Versatile and ergonomic”, is it? Some people are still put off pod systems and are annoyed about the general ‘sizing-down’ taking place in the industry right now. But cheer up, because the SMOK RPM40 is bringing something very exciting with it; EXTENDABLE PODS!

Simply purchase one of the RPM pod extension kits in our site to receive a pod with a STUNNING 4.3ml e-liquid capacity! A whole day’s vape, no matter how many clouds you chase! The extendable SMOK Nord pods are also compatible with the original SMOK Nord device, in case you’re not quite ready to upgrade but would like a little more e-liquid to play with.


Here at MIST we pride ourselves on using all of the products we stock ourselves. I think you’ll agree that with all of the aforementioned features there can be no doubt in why thie kit has been given our seal of approval and anointed kit of the year! It also topped the list of our best vape pens. I feel it’s pretty safe to say that the pod-era isn’t ending any time soon, and we couldn’t be happier!


Buy now for only £34.99!

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