Joyetech eGrip VT device

Joyetech eGrip VT

This week I am taking a look at the Joyetech eGrip VT.
Joyetech have made a few of the eGrip series, notably the original eGrip and the eGrip OLED.

Now Joyetech add a variable temperature control version to the successful series of eGrips.

Joyetech eGrip VT

The Joyetech eGrip VT arrives in a familiar looking cardboard box, the same as the previous versions (apart from the ‘Variable Temperature’ note at the bottom).

Joyetech eGrip VT

Inside the Joyetech eGrip VT is resting (albeit a little off-angle) in a protective foam insert.

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Below the insert are the accessories/spares included. We have a user guide, warranty card, two spare coils, some spare o-ring seals, a ‘multi-tool’ and the USB lead.

Joyetech eGrip VT

The kit includes 3 coils in total. A regular 1.0ohm coil (black o-ring, shown on the right) which is usually pre-installed, a 0.4ohm titanium coil (red o-ring, shown on the left) and finally a 0.2ohm nickel coil (blue o-ring, not shown).
I have removed the pre-installed 1.0ohm coil and installed the nickel one to test the temperature control of the device.

Joyetech eGrip VT

The Joyetech eGrip VT is available in a choice of rose gold, black, white, dark grey, red or cyan colours. I was fortunate enough to have been sent both the white and the cyan versions for you to see.

Joyetech eGrip VT

For existing eGrip owners there is nothing new to see here, it still has the clear window to see your liquid level, the fill port flap, variable airflow screw, USB charging port and the coil base (to insert new coils).

Joyetech eGrip VT

The drip tip has been improved, now has a wider bore to it and a flanged base to stabilise it in place more.

Joyetech eGrip VT

The controls are still a ‘jog-wheel’ design which you can twist for up and down functions and press the centre to ‘click’ a menu or fire the device.

Joyetech eGrip VT

Here is a better view of that fill port, it has a rubber seal and two fill holes below. The larger hole lets you fill the device, whilst the smaller hole lets the air out as you fill.

Joyetech eGrip VT

Here is a better picture of the improved bore of that drip tip.

Joyetech eGrip VT

But, below it we find another new feature of the design. The drip tip base now has a ‘slot’ in it.

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Using the ‘multi-tool’ the air tube and drip tip base can now be completely removed.
This allows for the device to be rinsed out more easily than previous eGrip versions.

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The coil base unscrews from the device (with a coin or the included ‘multi-tool’) quite easily and allows the coil to be changed.
The coil screws into the base and has an addition seal that sits on the top end of the coil to seal it to the air tube when installed.
The coil base the screws back into the device until it sits flush with the device base.

Joyetech eGrip VT

The menu system is essentially the same. A ‘jog wheel’ can be turned to increase or decrease a value whilst the centre can be pressed to select a function or fire the device.
5 clicks of the button will turn the device on (or off) and 3 clicks (whilst on) will change the mode of the device between watts, temperature for nickel and temperature for titanium.
Whilst vaping under watts mode you can turn the ‘jog wheel’ to increase or decrease the wattage output.
Whilst vaping in either of the temperature modes the ‘jog wheel’ will increase or decrease the maximum temperature allowed.
The device can display (and regulate) in either Fahrenheit or Celsius (changing is done by scrolling passed the F to C or passed the C to F).

Temperature control ranges are 200-600F or 100-315C.
Wattage can be changed between 5-30 watts.

The Joyetech eGrip VT features a 3.6ml liquid capacity, 1500mah internal battery and can use 0.2 too 1.0ohm coils in variable temperature mode and 0.4 to 3.5ohm coils in variable wattage mode.

The device measures 46.4 x 20.4 x 99.5 mm. That is including the quite long drip tip which can be replaced with any standard drip tip in your collection (including a shorter one if you wish).
It weighs 188grams, with a full tank of liquid in it.

 

So, opinions time …

I was (and still am) a major fan of the original eGrip, they improved upon it with the eGrip OLED with the nice addition of the display.
This new eGrip is even better, I have long believed in the added vape quality and improved safety of temperature controlled vaping and this addition to the eGrip is very welcome.

Joyetech have a good track record with the function and accuracy of their temperature control systems in vaping, the eGrip follows this record with good, accurate and satisfying vaping at your chosen temperature.

The controls are simple and easy to use, if a little different using a ‘jog wheel’ rather than the traditional up and down buttons. Users of previous eGrip devices should be familiar with this control method and adapt with ease. New users should also have little difficulty in adapting either.

The build quality of the eGrip series has not changed, or needed to in my opinion, since it first arrived. It is a small and well made device.

One big change that users of older eGrip devices will like is the removable centre air tube. Whilst I never really struggled with cleaning them before, this removable part does make it a lot easier to both rinse through and dry. It has been a regular complaint from some users and now Joyetech have answered that criticism.

Joyetech suggest a retail price of £60, $76.50, €75.80 for the eGrip VT, as usual you might be able to find it cheaper if you shop around.

More information on this and all Joyetech devices at their Joyetech Global website  Joyetech Delta atomiser

Joyetech also have both a Global facebook (Custom)

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4 thoughts on “Joyetech eGrip VT device

  1. timm

    Hi Timbo, thanks for the review.
    Good to read a review that’s not a video!

    I’m also an Egrip fan and have both the new VT and the OLED.
    Wondered if you could help me out with a detail about your Egrip VT?

    When I got my Egrip VT, I assumed that I would have to use the top cap on the coil as with the Egrip OLED – because all the reviews I’ve seen show the top cap being used on the coil head.
    With my Egrip VT (and also at least one other person), the coil will not fit using a cap without a lot of pressure.
    The new design of the chimney seems to fit straight into the top of the coil head. Also, I did not receive any of the caps in the box with the Egrip.

    Was wondering whether you actually got the top cap with your VT or whether it was from another Egrip you have? Is it a good fit or do you have to use quite a bit of force to screw the base in / does it fit without the top cap?

    Thanks for your help and keep up the reviews

    Tim

    1. timbozero

      Hello Tim,

      Glad you liked the review. I do them like this because of the very reason you mentioned, videos. I found them too long and I wanted a more compact concept.

      I checked my VT for you, it did come with the coil seals.
      In fact, although it isn’t easy to see on my white background, you can see the seals in the 4th and 5th photos of the review (they are above the coils in the 5th photo).
      That said, I have also noticed (since you mentioned it) that they seem to be getting mashed by the pressure between the coil and chimney.

      Have you tried the device without them to see if there are leaks ? I haven’t yet but will soon.

  2. timm

    Yep, have been using the Egrip without the seals. No leeks yet.
    I’m used to an Egrip OLED which needs the seals – so something didn’t feel quite right when using the seals on the VT.

    I’ve not actually tried it with the seals, because I didn’t get any with the VT and I didn’t want to damage the ones I need for the OLED.

    Be interested to know how you think it vapes without the seal compared to with.
    Might be a bit more airflow.

    1. timbozero

      I tried without seals as we discussed. Doesn’t seem to make much difference to the operation of the device at all, although it does feel a little more ‘open’ without the seal.
      Is that what you discovered as well ?

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