Ever since I decided to make a salt nic system one of my daily vapes, I've wanted a device that packed more battery life and could hold more juice than that of the average system. I was definitely excited when the Artery PAL II landed in my hands to test out. The PAL II boasts a 1000mAh built in battery and a 3ml pod with replaceable coils and adjustable airflow, which stands well above my other pod vapes that are around 250-450mAh and 2ml. Eureka!
The first thing that I noticed while setting up the PAL II is that the coil is replaceable within the pod. I like this for 2 reasons: firstly, I hate waiting. Being able to prime the coil right away and install it into the pod is a lot more convenient to me than filling a pod and waiting 5-10 minutes. Secondly, it means you have options when it comes to coils. Artery has two coil options available for the PAL II.
They make a 0.6 ohm coil best utilized with 70/30 e-liquids, and they have a mouth-to-lung style coil that is 1.2 ohms, which is perfect for thinner juices and salt nic. I've been vaping Beard #32 30mg salt nic vape juice with the 1.2 ohm coil and have not had any issues, and flavor is actually pretty impressive.
The next thing I noticed is the magnetic back door to the mod which is easily removable for quick filling. Many dual battery box mods utilize this style of door so that you can quickly and easily access the battery compartment. The pod itself slides into the top portion of the mod, and the fill port is on the side of the pod that faces out. This makes it super simple to fill the pod if it's already installed into the device. I found that I got little to no leaking with the side fill port. The fact that there is adjustable airflow in the base of the pod means that you can dial in your airflow just how you like it.
The PAL II has a fire button, which means you push the button to vape, and the device must be turned off when you put it away so that the fire button isn't accidentally pushed when you're not vaping on it. Many pod vapes these days are auto draw, and have no buttons. I find that you can run into problems with reliability with auto draw pod vapes, and many people prefer a pod vape with a button for this reason.
There is an LED battery indicator light placed just above the micro USB charge port. When you are charging the PAL II, this light will also let you know how much time you've got left until it's fully charged. After setting up the PAL II and using it as my all day vape, it took 2 days until I needed to charge my battery. I could charge this up and leave my house confident that I won't run out of power during a weekend's worth of outings.
All in all, the Artery PAL II is definitely a kit worth looking at if you're in the market for a palm-sized pod vape that you can use all day with very little maintenance.