Review by Jen_Turista
Lost Vape Ursa Nano S Kit Review – A Colourful Ursa!
It might be 2023 already but pod kits still dominate the market of open vaping systems. What I’ve noticed, though, is that super simple open pod systems are getting released, often marketed as a “step-up” from disposable vape kits. This is a good thing in my book for the progressive journey of the vaper, especially for those that often find themselves spending a lot when using disposable kits (or those feeling wary of the environmental impact of such).
If you are new to Lost Vape, it might be worth mentioning that the Ursa Nano S is just one of the many kits under the “Ursa” line. Lost Vape has already produced several in this series, from simple pod systems to sub-ohm pod mods, over the last couple of years.
As always, my review will be from my own experience of using the device as a regular vaper, as most of you vapers buying this device will be.
Packaging and Contents
I was sent a sample pack that included:
- The Ursa Nano S Pod device/mod.
- 1 x refillable Ursa Nano Pod/cartridge with a 2.5 mL capacity and a 0.8 ohm fixed coil.
- USB-C cable.
- Paperwork such as the user manual, warranty card, and cartridge guide.
Salient Features include:
- The device has an 800 mAh battery.
- Dimensions at around 101 x 24 x 14 mm which makes the kit very portable.
- Generates 5-16 W of power, depending on the pod/cartridge used.
- With an output voltage of 3.2-4.2V.
- Auto-draw functionality.
- And of course, has the standard protections we are familiar with.
Impressions and Experience
The kit I received, finished in Mint Green, comes in a compact box that appears to be colour-matched with the kit (not sure if this is also the case for other colours/finishes). The box lists kit contents and features, Lost Vape’s socials, standard manufacturer information, and warning language. The kit sits on a plastic tray that slides out, with kit accessories tucked underneath. Simple and to-the-point packaging, just how I like it! But, yet again, there really should be another pod included in this kit.
My plea to all vape manufacturers out there: please ALWAYS include a second pod or coil, even in the most basic of kits. It just helps enhance the experience of the vaper, especially those who are new to vaping!
A. Ursa Nano S Device/Battery
The Ursa Nano S Device may be simple and fuss-free, but it is wonderfully colourful! Made from plastic and silicone, it is very lightweight despite the powerful 800 mAh battery installed and remains so even if loaded with a full pod. Combined with its rounded corners, it is indeed very comfortable to use.
Branding is quite obvious on the device, but it’s done well enough not to take anything away from its overall looks.
The pod contacts and magnets are inside the pod cradle up top. The USB-C port is on one side, and the opposite is the LED light. This light activates when the pod is installed, when the device is in use, and also when charging.
Being a very simple kit, there is nothing to adjust here, no buttons to fiddle with. Simply pop the pod in and inhale!
The auto-draw engages quickly as you inhale, even with a slight draw. There is no airflow control on the device or pod. Air gets into the pod via a pair of pin-point holes on either side of the device and then flows towards the bottom of the pod and up the mouthpiece. I would characterise the draw as a medium MTL draw at best- something to note for tight MTL enthusiasts out there.
The draw is warm enough with the supplied pod and does get warmer when taking successive puffs, providing a satisfying vape experience. From looking around the interweb, there seem to be various options for the Ursa pods, and I think the 0.6-ohm pod would also be lovely to use with this device for an even warmer MTL vape! I do hope the retail version will also include this pod for the vaper to try.
B. UrsaNano Pod/Cartridge (with 0.8 ohms fixed coil)
The plastic Ursa Nano Pod is quite tinted, but because it’s a little bit wide and flat, it’s still easy enough to see e-liquid levels. When installed in the device, though, you may need to tilt the pod a little to see how much e-juice is in it, as the bottom half of the pod is obscured by the device.
The duckbill mouthpiece is flat and narrows towards the top, making it quite comfortable on the lips during use.
There is an adequately-sized side fill hole towards the bottom of the pod that is sealed by a rubber bung. Refilling is mess-free, especially with most e-liquid bottles in the market.
The base of the pod has the coil plate for contact, magnets, and a pair of relatively wide air holes (see description of airflow in the previous section) for sufficient flow of air into the coil. I had not experienced any leaking either in my testing of this pod, even when I’ve left it to stand for a day, which is of course a great thing!
The fixed 0.8 ohm in the pod works well in MTL. It provided me with good flavour (7/10), especially with the nicotine salts I used during my review. Indeed, I recommend using 50/50 PG/VG e-liquids with this coil/pod for the best vape experience from it. I used fruit and dessert e-liquids with this pod, and it was able to handle these flavours beautifully and without any issues.
Overall: Yay or Nay?
As basic starter kits go, the Lost Vape Ursa Nano S gets a Yay from me! It’s mess and fuss-free to use, and a true “plug-and-play” device in terms of vaping kits. As I mentioned in my review, the only comment I have is the kit having just one pod included; it will get flying colours from me if Lost Vape includes an additional Ursa Nano Pod in its retail version!
Once again, my thanks to Lost Vape for allowing me to test the Ursa Nano S Kit! To see more of the kit, head over to the Lost Vape website via the links at the start of the review.