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Suorin Air E-Cigarette Review

The Suorin Air is a stylish vape pod designed for beginners and smokers looking for an alternative. This all-in-one device is designed by Chinese company Goldreams Technology and allegedly manufactured by Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, with clients like Apple, Sony or Intel. That doesn’t really tell us much about the Suorin, but it’s what marketing efforts seems to be focusing on right now, so I thought I’d mention it.

A Look at the Contents

For a relatively unknown vaping device, the Suorin Air features surprisingly high-quality packaging  – a large white cardboard box with the “Air” logo on top and all sorts of useful information on the back. We have the device dimensions – 88 x 45 x 8 mm – starter kit contents, instructions of use, company information, a QR code and an authenticity seal.

Suorin-Air

Inside the box we have the Suorin battery and one refillable cartridge sitting snug in a plastic holder, and underneath that is a box containing a USB charging cable and a user manual. That’s about it.

To be honest, I was expecting to find at least one extra cartridge included in the kit, but no such luck. So if you’re planning on quitting smoking with the Suorin Air, I suggest also ordering some extra cartridges as well.

But probably the most surprising thing about this kit is that it doesn’t come with any e-liquid whatsoever. The included cartridge is empty and has to be filled before you can use it. I almost ruined it, because I was expecting it to be prefilled, but after holding it up to a light source, I could tell that it was perfectly dry inside. Luckily, I have plenty of juice, so this wasn’t a big deal, but for someone just getting into vaping and looking for a ready-to-vape kit, this is going to be a big let-down.

Suorin-Air-starter-kit

Design and Build Quality

Having transitioned to advanced vaporizers a long time ago, the Suorin Air didn’t really sound very appealing to me, but it was the unusual design that caught my attention. The first thing that comes to mind when trying to describe the Suorin Air vape pod is a credit card. It’s actually a bit smaller than that and about three times as thick, but at just 8 mm thin, it’s the second slickest device I have ever used, after the Pax JUUL.

It certainly doesn’t look like an e-cigarette, so if you’re looking for a very stealthy device, that’s a good thing. That said, putting the Suorin Air in your mouth and blowing vapor is bound to get a few raised eyebrows. It doesn’t even have a proper mouthpiece, you just put on of the top corners in your mouth and draw, just like you would on the JUUL or any other automatic e-cigarette, for that matter.

Suorin-Air-e-cigarette

There’s nothing about the Suorin Air that even hints at the fact that it is a vaporizer. You might think it’s a portable SSD, or a smartphone battery, but you’d never guess its real purpose. The metallic main body has a very minimalist design, with just a small “on/off” switch at the bottom, on one of its narrow edges, and a micro -USB charging port on the bottom. There’s also a small air slot there, but again, you’d never guess what it is if you didn’t know this was a vape pod.

On the top, the battery casing has a narrow opening where the removable cartridge snaps on. There is a large magnetic connection, as well as two small metal pins that connect to the cartridge, and three small air holes through which the air travels from that round slot at the bottom.

The cartridge has a square shape and is made of dark plastic that makes it harder to see the contents. It is made up of two compartments – a larger one that holds 2 ml of e-liquid, and a narrower one through which the vapor comes through to the mouthpiece in one of the corners of the cartridge. The atomization chamber is covered up by a paper sticker, but you can see part of the cotton wick sticking out into the tank.

Suorin-Air-cartridge

On the bottom of the cartridge we have a magnetic connection and a round fill port covered by a rubber plug. Just pull that out with your fingernail and you can use a syringe or even a small dropper to fill the cartridge. Once you’re done, just put the plug back on and you’re good to go.

Putting the Suorin Air together is as easy as placing the cartridge into the slot on the battery casing. It doesn’t snap on as you’d probably expect it too, but in a week of constant use, I’ve never had the cartridge pop out of its slot.

Unlike other closed vaping systems, the Suorin Air cartridge is refillable, meaning you don’t have to through it away and replace it with a new one, once you’ve vaped it dry. Just unplug the fill port, add more juice and you can reuse it for as long as the coil and wicking last. Granted, you will have to replace it at some point, as no coil lasts forever, but it’s way better and cheaper than single-use disposable cartridges.

Suorin-cartridge

I have been using the original Suorin cartridge for a week now and it’s still working fine. As long as you don’t let it run out of juice and burn the wick, it should be good for at least two weeks. One thing to keep in mind though, as with most other basic devices, heavy VG juices are not ideal, due to their high viscosity. But 60% VG juices and below that should wick just fine.

Battery Life and Overall Performance

The Suorin Air is a tiny device, so you can’t really expect too much from it in terms of battery life. Its official battery rating is 400 mAh, which I would say is pretty decent in relation to its size. That puts it somewhere in between the Pax JUUL (100 mAh) and the Eleaf iCare (650 mAh), which again makes sense, when you take into consideration the size difference.

Suorin-Air-charging-port

Regarding real-life use, how much vaping time you can get out of this modest battery, it all depends on your vaping habits. I consider myself a heavy vaper, and during a couple of tests, where I used the Suorin Air exclusively, I couldn’t get more than 4 – 5 hours of use out of it. Again, not bad, in my opinion, but I think a beginner, someone who just got off tobacco cigarettes will likely get a couple of hours more out of it.

I really miss the days of the early e-cigarette starter kits, when manufacturers would include two batteries in the kit to guarantee that users always had a spare when they ran out of battery. That’s not the case anymore, unfortunately, so if your battery depletes and you don’t have a power source to charge it, you just have to go without nicotine, or turn to analogs, which is the worst thing you can do, by the way.

If you spend most of your time at home or at the office, the USB charging cable can be used as a passthrough, allowing you to vape while the battery is charging, which is nice.

Suorin-Air-switch

The Suorin Air electronic cigarette has an LED indicator in one of the bottom corners, which shows you how much battery you have left. It usually lights up blue when you draw, but when the battery level becomes low, it turns red, letting you know that it’s time for a recharge. The recharge time is one of the most impressive features of the Suorin Air – just 30 minutes from empty to full battery. I suspect that has to do with the capacity of the included USB cable, which is thicker than most other cables I’ve used.

When it comes to vaping, the Suorin Air performs as well as I expected it to. It produces about the same amount of vapor as a cigarette does smoke. As a user of advanced mods, I found it unsatisfying, but then again, it’s not meant for me, but for fresh ex-smokers looking for a similar experience, minus the tar and carbon dioxide. So you could say that it does what it’s supposed to.

Suorin-Air-mouthpiece

Also, since we’re talking about a low-power vaporizer – power output is just 16 Watts – the 2 ml capacity of the cartridge ensures that you won’t have to refill it more than once a day. And when you do have to add juice, it’s as easy as unplugging the fill port on the bottom and pouring it in.

The Suorin Air is an automatic vaporizer, meaning that instead of the button-activation system used on the vast majority of modern vaping devices, it features a built-in draw-activated switch, which turns on the battery when you draw on the mouthpiece. This makes using the Suorin very similar to smoking, but it comes with a drawback. The switch on this device is not the most responsive I’ve ever used, so in order to activate the battery, you have to draw really hard. If you prefer a tighter draw – even tighter than on a real cigarette, I dare say – you’ll probably consider this a pro, but for vapers used to an airier draw, it’s an inconvenience.

Suorin-Air-shape

Conclusion

Apart from its unusual design, the Suorin Air doesn’t really bring anything new to the table. That doesn’t mean that it’s a bad device, just that it’s a novelty electronic cigarette, featuring the same technology we’ve had available for many years now. It works as intended, producing a decent amount of vapor for someone used to tobacco cigarettes, the battery life is reasonable for its reduced size, and it’s easy to carry around in the smallest of pockets.

Would I recommend the Suorin Air to someone looking to quit smoking. The answer is yes, especially if the alternative is an expensive cigalike sold by Big Tobacco. At $25,00, this slick e-cig is reasonably priced and performs reasonably well. Plus, the cartridges are refillable, so that lets you save a few bucks.

Suorin-Air-size

The Suorin Air e-cigarette starter kit was provided by Heaven Gifts, for the purpose of this review.

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28 Comments/Reviews

  • Jamie says:
    1 stars

    I wouldn’t suggest buying a Suorin Air. Mine broke the first week, charger holder came loose in the device, Cant charge it ever again. $30 down the drain, the company did nothing for me. No warranty or anything. Its garbage!

  • Cathy says:
    2 stars

    I like the Suorin Air because it is small and when I do get a good draw off of it, it is satisfying. Unfortunately, I can only get a decent draw off of it every 3-4 draw. I’ve watch review videos of people using them and I don’t know if I got a defective one, but it does not produce the cloud that I’m seeing. I’m using it to quit smoking, but I’m constantly drawing on it to get any satisfaction. I might try a different product.

    • Ruth says:
      5 stars

      Peter is correct. Even new coils in my tvf12 and big baby beasts need to be primed! Dry cotton equals gross nasty burnt taste also will produce low to no clouds not being primed! I am excited to get one today gets tedious trying to lug around a Voopoo drag and too! But I hope it produces some clouds lol I do like my clouds!

  • Christie Lynn says:
    5 stars

    I love mine! It’s helping me not want a ciggy perfect size and stays with charge pretty well and if I do need to charge it doesn’t take long.

  • Jared says:
    5 stars

    I’ve had my Air for a week. Still using original cart. Capes like a charm and while the draw is a little tight the switch activation has not been a problem at all.

    Coming from high powered mods it’s refreshing to use something so simple and so pocket friendly. Gives enough vape to satisfy and no more rewicking, building coils, volt meters, or troubleshooting.

  • Danny Willard says:

    This article is a bold face lie! It says there is no tar or carbon monoxide. In the booklet that comes with the Suorin Air it plainly states “Failure Description, Check to see if Atomizer still has Tobacco Tar” Hold it up to a light, see the little dark short thing sticking down right by the inhale hole? That Is Tar! LAD!

    • Adam1 says:

      Ya cause the rest of the instructions are written in perfect English, the instructions printed in China wouldn’t screw anything up at all so it must have tar, damn some peoples kids

    • Trevor says:

      You’re obviously a poorly educated and misinformed idiot. Do some research before you make yourself look so stupid again.

  • micr013 says:

    Mine lasted 2 1/2 weeks. Now the blue LED is on all the time and nothing works. My daughter had one and it lasted less than a month before it broke. Good idea, poor implementation.

    • Joe Perez says:

      I had the blinking blue light everyone was saying mine took a crap and I didn’t use it for a week or so then I grabbed a new pod and it worked wonderfully

  • ashton says:

    sourins are the worst fucking vape, they are sooooooo gay. and if you vape them you’re gayyyyyyyy

  • Justin says:
    2 stars

    Ive had my device for a week now and it is very disappointing. I have been through 4 carts which all burn within 3 sessions of using them, and then progressivly burn worse with each use. After 2 days with the same pod all the taste you will get from a hit is fire. I treat the cotton very well but it doesn’t help. If you don’t mind using a new cart every time you use it than it will be great for you, other than that stay away from it.

  • vape guy says:
    1 stars

    DON’T BUY THIS PRODUCT, shit even the juul is better than this, and the juul sucks

  • New to vaping says:
    5 stars

    I don’t understand why all the bad feedback because I’ve been using mine since the 11th almost two weeks and I love it it hits like a cigarette it’s not too much smoke, my battery usually last a whole day and I’ve only had to change or add liquid twice since I’ve had it 2 weeks. But again I say this is my first time using e-cigs or a vape and I’m loving it

  • Gerad Badalamento says:

    I have had my sourin air for 4 montgs without any problems what so ever. I i used to smoke 2 packs a day. Now none thats sourin air . Te rest of you are dummies.

  • Peter says:
    5 stars

    Most these “Easily burnt” reviews are probably because they don’t pet the Suorin sit idle with juice for 20 min. Ya gotta wait for the cotton to get saturated. I’ve had 0 problems a far with my suorin air

  • Jake says:

    I loved the Juul because the draw and nicotine intake felt like a cigarette to me. My only problem with Juul is that it can easily turn into an $8 dollar a day habit, and defeats half the purpose on why I gave up cigarettes.

    This device solved that problem while still allowing me to get that “real feel”. I run Level Up Nic Salts in mine, 25 or 50 mg depending on my mood, and I love it.

  • eharvey says:

    Had my Suorin air a little over a month now. Have no problems with it at all. It draws nice and I found that using 70/30 juice works just fine and is recommended in the instructions.The 30 min. charge time is right on. Love it!

  • Paul Mogilevski says:
    1 stars

    The worst product ordered the kit from suorinvape.com and the battery worked for one charge after try charging it and will not work , contacted the company they told me there is nothing they can do it’s past 30 days after the order was placed so I have to order new one ! Total garbage never again will I do any orders from this company total scam don’t order from them very bad quality and the worst customer service

  • Robert Snelders says:

    big hunk of junk all ready dead only had for two weeks don’t buy

  • bob says:
    4 stars

    I just switched from suorin drop to suorin air. The Air has a larger tank and better battery life. Its just as thin as the drop.
    THE BAD PART:These units all suffer from rapid manufacturing, with the main issue being the switch that triggers the coil often needs way too hard of a draw to fire the coil, if it fires at all.
    LOL I kept returning the suorins to my vape store (3 times) until I found one that worked as it is supposed to.
    THE GOOD: When you get a good unit they are perfectly good vapes. No missed hits, And a very light draw every time with plenty of smoke. Lets hope Suorin improves the air switch issue so they all work this well.
    Good luck!

  • Antonia says:

    Do you have to use a certain juice for the air? If I use regular juice will it ruine it?

  • Jeremy says:

    Honestly this is a piece of shit they are made to malfunction! If you let any juice deep into the components it’s done for. Pods burn every hit and if you have a device that lasted more than 6 months then you sucked dick for it. This thing is a POS and a complete waste of money..going to destroy mine today for all the stress it has caused me. If you see one, spit on it!

  • Kirk Nyman says:

    Suorin Air is pretty nice sleek easy to carry vape mod that does a pretty darn good job of simulating the smoking experience and with the high nicotine level salt nic juices available, it doesn’t need to produce the mega clouds many vaper’s typically use as their benchmark in gauging vape mod quality. I can usually get 7 to 10 days use per cartridge at heavy use.

  • Corinne says:
    5 stars

    I just started using Suorin Air, so far so good. My question, does the on/off switch save the battery charge? I am new to vaping. My son gifted me a Juul when he returned from vacation in California. I liked Juul for my first vape experience but replacement pods are not easily available for purchase in Canada…I ordered 8 pods online $63. After a bit of research I decided to purchase Suorin Air at a store that is near where I live. No more online orders!

  • Corinne Allen says:

    I finally quit smoking after 44 years !! All I can say is Suorin Air is my life saver!

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