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As we approach the end of the calendar year 2019, (HAPPY WHATEVER YOU CELEBRATE!!!)  I thought all of my pod mod reviews just might be done and over. But this category refuses to slow down. Enter the Hellvape Grimm Pod Mod Kit, a collaboration with noted vaping personalities Grimm Green and Ohm Boy.

(Yes, this is what their mothers named them.)

While a new advanced pod system isn’t enough to get us excited, quality vaping performance usually IS, so let’s take a deeper look at the latest AIO setup to grace our desks, starting with the specs.

The Official Long-Winded Description

Purple - Hellvape Grimm Pod/AIO Kit ReviewThe Hellvape GRIMM 30W Pod System is the resulting efforts of collaboration between Hellvape, Grimm Green, and Ohm Boy.  Providing a large integrated 1200mAh rechargeable battery, 5-30W output, and is paired with a 2mL refillable pod with replaceable coils.

PCTG Materials

Crafted from protective zinc-alloy and PCTG materials, the Hellvape GRIMM Pod System is moderately impact resistant, preventing unsightly markings from damaging the box mod. Firing in both a wattage and voltage output, the GRIMM Pod Kit can be tailored to the specific usage of a particular individual, reaching up to 4.6V and 30W, respectively.

This allows the GRIMM 30W Pod Kit to be used with plastic food-grade pod, providing a large 2mL capacity, and can accept coils made for the GRIMM Pod Set, clocking in at either 0.7ohm Mesh or can use a 1.2ohm Regular Coil. Refilled in a sliding top fill system, the Hellvape GRIMM will definitely last through any future vape sessions.

Hellvape GRIMM 30W Pod System Features:

  • Collaboration with GRIMM GREEN and Ohm Boy
  • Dimensions – 93mm by 44.5mm by 19mm
  • Integrated 1200mAh Rechargeable Battery
  • Wattage Output Range: 5-30W
  • Voltage Output Range: 0.5-4.6V
  • Resistance Range: 0.7ohm / 1.2ohm
  • Zinc-Alloy + PCTG Chassis Construction
  • Single Firing Button
  • Two Adjustment Buttons
  • OLED Display Screen
  • 2mL Refillable Pod – Replaceable Coil
  • Sliding Top Fill System
  • Hellvape GRIMM Coil Series
  • 7ohm H3-01 Mesh Coil
  • 2ohm H3-02 Regular Coil
  • Threaded Coil Installation
  • Threaded Coil Based Airflow Control Ring
  • Snap-In Pod Connection
  • MicroUSB Port

Hellvape GRIMM 30W Pod System Includes

  • HellVape Grimm Vape Pod Starter Kit
  • 0.7ohm H3-01 Mesh Coil (Pre-installed)
  • 1.2ohm H3-02 Regular Coil
  • USB Cable
  • User Manual

Aesthetics of the Hellvape GRIMM 30W Pod System

Hellvape Grimm Pod/AIO Kit Review - PODThe name of the game here is stealth and portability. The Grimm Pod Mod has a simple rectangular shape with some simple grip patterns built into the frame, so it’s more comfortable and tactile than most miniature pod devices. Even with its ultra-light weight, this isn’t a mod you’re going to forget about in your pocket.

Its concealed cartridge/coil combination sits nicely inside the zinc alloy chassis (with carbon-like panels on either side), right above the potent 1,200 mAh battery.

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The inclusion of a display and adjustments is weird on a supposed “pod” device, but with 30 watts of power potential, I suppose it’s necessary. While the setup is a bit old-fashioned, I did enjoy having some control over the experience. Experienced vapers will settle right into the controls, while newcomers will quickly adapt to the straightforward options.

I should mention that the tank section is a respectable 2mL. This might not seem like much in a world with ever-expanding tank devices. But using nic salt e-liquids, there’s enough capacity to give you a considerably longer running time between fills. I wish there was a bigger capacity to make this a “true” all-day pod mod, but the 2mL tank and frugal coils make up for it.

Another highlight is the mouthpiece – that’s right, the mouthpiece. I can’t recall the last time I spent more than a nanosecond debating the virtues of a mouthpiece, but in terms of comfort and enjoyment, I also can’t remember using a better one. It’s soft-coated, comfortable for all-day vaping and stays cool, even under heavy use.

Vaping the Hellvape Grimm

7-Color - Hellvape Grimm Pod/AIO Kit ReviewPerhaps my only complaint about the Grimm is the positioning and format of the fire key. Because it’s situated lower than most side-positioned buttons on similar mods, I could never find a comfortable grip that allowed me to naturally fire. Plus, the button on my test model was a little wobbly. While it’s currently still responsive, I can see it starting to present issues after a few months of steady use.

The Hellvape Grimm is an absolute powerhouse pod mod. While the 1.2-ohm MTL head is flavor-heavy, the 0.7-ohm companion coil is just as rich and nuanced, with much denser vapor production. It’s not nearly a sub-ohm contender, but it’s a lot closer than any pod device has a right to be.

The downside to this is that the sub-ohm head requires a lot more power from the 1,200mAh cell, resulting in lesser overall performance than with the higher-resistance coil. I strongly recommend newcomers stick with the 1.2-ohm head, if for longevity alone. On one charge, I managed a full day of steady vaping, dipping into the following morning.

(Okay, it was the very early morning… we tend to be night owls...)

Group 2 - Hellvape Grimm Pod/AIO Kit ReviewFlavor performance is outstanding with either coil. Even my most-layered juices managed to come through, with nic salt liquids being a particular highlight. What’s more important is that both of the coils perform extremely well.

Neither of the included offerings are going to make you forget your favorite sub-ohm tanks. But when compared to similar pod mod/AIO devices, the coil flavor, vapor production, and (best of all) longevity, are top-tier. More than two weeks later, I’m still enjoying both of the original coil heads, without any notable drop in performance or enjoyment.

Pros:

  • Outstanding battery life
  • Strong coil performance
  • Compact, but durable

Cons:

  • A larger capacity tank might be nice
  • Not very original, especially when compared to similar devices
  • Would be better if used as a dedicated MTL device

Bottom Line

For those keeping score, you’ll see our only complaint about the Grimm was about a wobbly fire button and the need for a larger capacity pod. In other words, I really couldn’t find anything to complain about like I usually do with these devices. The tank has a decent capacity. Interestingly, the coils last a long time. The battery is top-flight. And the flavor is right up there with the best we’ve seen in these types of vape kits.

Score: A-

Hellvape Grimm Pod/AIO Kit Review