UWELL Caliburn G2 Review
This review will look deeply into the Uwell Caliburn G2 Pod vape kit, the second pod kit released in the Caliburn series after the original Caliburn G and after the original Caliburn. You will see our opinions regarding appearance, functionality, performance, price and overall vaping experience.
What can you expect from the Caliburn G2?
The Caliburn G2 is a vape kit which uses an interchangeable pod system, similar to the original Caliburn. Both feature a 2ml refillable tank and a similar body.
There are both capable of (mouth to lung) MTL vaping and can either use draw or button activation. Still, the G2 has many new features, such as replaceable coils, a progressive airflow adjustment and a vibration mechanism that provides haptic feedback.
UWELL Caliburn G2 specs
- Colours - colour schemes such as Cobalt green, Gradient blue kit, Matte grey, Ocean flame, Pyrrole scarlet, carbon black, ultramarine blue and shading grey
- Battery capacity and type- 750mAh internal battery
- Charging port - USB-C
- Coil type - Mesh Coil, Premade Coils
- Coil resistance - 0.8 Ω and 1.2 Ω
- Display- LED light
- Power output - 18W
- Safety features - Over Discharge, short circuit, over Current
Like the original Caliburn G, the Caliburn G2 is an aluminium alloy slimline device with a net weight of just 36g, making it extremely pocket friendly.
The key visual differences between the Caliburn G2 and its predecessor are the tank viewing windows on the front and back of the device, allowing you to see through to the level of E liquid you have left. Another difference is the pod; it now features a more comfortable mouthpiece and an adjustable airflow controlled by a wheel on the bottom of the device.
There are several colours available, creating a device which is sleek and as bold as you would like to make a kit that appeals to all vapers.
Appearance rating 9/10
Whether you are a new or an experienced vaper, this device can adapt to your needs; It is easy to use and quick to set up; you do not need to be an experienced vaper to understand this device.
UWELL Caliburn G2 pods
The Caliburn G2 pod is just as easy to understand and is extremely simple to change; all you need is to take the entire pod out, dispose of the old one, grab a replacement pod, fill it with your e juice, and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes then insert it again.
UWELL Caliburn G2 Coils - 0.8 Ω and 1.2 Ω
The Caliburn G2 coil you use depends on how you want your vaping experience; if you're looking for a vaping experience similar to smoking cigarettes, using the 1.2Ω coil will work great alongside your E liquid to create a good throat hit and adequate nicotine fulfilment.
We recommend using a NicSalt E liquid (50VG 50PG)
If you are looking for sub-ohm coils, the 0.8 Ω low resistance coil is great; paired with the device's wattage, this creates the ability to produce bigger clouds and a great flavour allowing you to vape direct to lung.
We recommend using a freebase nicotine E liquid (70VG 30PG)Removing and replacing the coil is also very easy; you simply pull out the old coil and insert the new coil, your device will recognise the coil, and you'll be ready to go.
The device is equipt with excellent features.
- LED light system indicating 3 battery levels, e.g. blink green - 60% to 100%, flash blue - 10% to 60% and then flash red - deficient battery
- Extra comfort mouthpiece
- Refillable 2ml reusable, replaceable pods
- interchangeable mesh coils
- Haptic feedback, also known as vibration interaction
- Button for turning on and off, also acting as a fire button
- E-liquid window on either side of the device
- Airflow adjustment/airflow control
These features lead to a straightforward, easy, effective device.
Functionality rating 8/10
The performance of the Caliburn G2 vape kit is up there with the best when it comes up against other pod systems. It is much more than a run-of-the-mill vape, allowing you much more control over your vaping preferences.
As this device uses a USB-C charging system, you can expect a quick charging time, with the 750 mAh battery allowing you to have a battery life which should last you all day.
The Caliburn G2 provides an easily refillable and changeable 2ml pod, providing a mouth kit adapted for extra comfort.
The device itself is fitted with a LED light system, providing you with different information using lights instead of a screen, which would make the device much heavier. The vape is also fitted with a haptic back means the device vibrates in reaction to your touch.
The 18w output allows you to see a range of coil resistance to adjust your style of vaping from mouth to lung; great for a high flavour production, less of a cloud, perfect for those who have quit smoking; To direct to lung, great for those looking for a sub ohm experience and a bigger cloud production.
Performance rating 8.5/10
Price Of Kit
You can expect to see the Caliburn G2 retailing between £20- £25, the G2 pods for around £2.99 with the coils ranging around £3.50.
In the box, you can expect to find;
- Caliburn G2 vape device
- A G2 Pod
- Uwell Mesh 1.2ohm Coil already pre-installed in the device
- Uwell Mesh 0.8ohm Coil
- A type-C Charging Cable
- A user manual, demo card and warning card
Value for money rating 7/10
Overall Vaping Experience
To finish the Uwell Caliliburn G2 review, we would like to tell you about our overall vaping experience.
If you are looking for a device which is lightweight, easy to use and has some control, this kit is for you.
We found the Uwell Calilburn G2 is one of the best pod kit devices available. It is one step up from the already well-received Caliburn G pod kit, providing you with many more options and really allowing you to customise the device to create the exact type of experience you want.
It's important to bare in mind that this is a pen-style pod kit, so it cannot be compared to the sub-ohm mod kits, but for what it is, it is fantastic!
The only downside we encountered was a leaking issue with the pods, which can be minimised with correct storage.
Another issue that can be solved by correct storage is accidental firing, as there is no way of deactivating the button, so be wary when carrying it in your pocket or bag.
Overall vaping experience rating 9.5/10
For more insightful Caliburn vape kit reviews, check out our article Caliburn A2 Pod System Review - Specs, Battery Life & Coils.