The original Uwell Caliburn was considered one of the best refillable vape pods on the market. With long-lasting pods, tremendous flavor and smooth draw, nic salt vapers raved over its performance. For a complete overview, check out our Uwell Caliburn review from last year. While it is in some ways less capable than the UWell Caliburn G that we are reviewing today, it does have a higher resistance coil and this will continue to appeal to many nic salt vapers.
The refillable vape pod market has a ton of competition and great devices to choose from. The Uwell Caliburn has always been among the most popular but Vapor4Life carries all of the biggest names in the refillable vape pod kits.
The most logical rival of the Uwell Caliburn and Uwell Caliburn G remain the Smok Novo 2 and Smok Novo X respectively. Check out our comparison between the Smok Novo X and Smok Novo 2 here.
As popular as the Uwell Caliburn is, well over a year has passed since it was first released. The vaping market moves fast and it was time for Uwell to provide an updated model. Vape pod kits with swappable coils are all the rage, as they are less wasteful and allow for larger coils in many cases. The result of this effort is the new Uwell Caliburn G. It will look familiar to fans of the original but offers enough useful updates to make a switch to the new device a worthwhile investment.
Uwell Caliburn G versus Uwell Caliburn
The biggest change between the Caliburn and Caliburn G is the addition of swappable coils. This has become a trend in vape pods, as one time use pods are a bit wasteful and generally use smaller coils as well.
A design innovation that carried over from the original Caliburn is the dual firing system. The Caliburn G works as both an autodraw device and with a button fire. This is useful if you use multiple styles of ejuice or like to switch between direct to lung and mouth to lung vaping.
To add further versatility, the Caliburn G offers adjustable air flow. It is an ingenious and very simple system. If the pod is placed in with the air inlet of the pod and the air inlet of the device on the same side, there is a more wide open draw. Turn the pod the opposite direction, with the air inlets on opposite sides, and enjoy a more restrictive hit.
The Caliburn G has a significantly larger battery than the original Caliburn: 690mAh versus 520mAh. The Caliburn G is still a feather weight, weighing in at 60g. This is less than 2 ounces.
The popular top fill design, and basic design shape, of the original Caliburn has been retained. The button fire is pretty useful for its locking feature as well.
The original Caliburn was a one purpose device. It was meant for nic salts. With a 1.4ohm resistance pod and 15w output, it proved to be extraordinarily well suited for this purpose. The Caliburn G not only has a bigger battery but the output has been bumped up to 18w.
The bigger change remains the design change that allows swappable coils and the resistance of these coils. The Uwell Caliburn G comes with an installed 0.8ohm coil and a replacement 0.8ohm U2 Meshed-H coil. Despite the subohm rating, both excel with nic salts. The typical 50/50 nic salt wicks and hits like a champion on both of the new coils, with no sign of leaking during hard use.
But unlike the original Caliburn, the Caliburn G can also handle higher VG formulas due to its larger airflow intakes. While it may not be how most Caliburn customers end up using the device, this is still great if you prefer to use lower nicotine fare.
The Caliburn G is a more versatile device than its predecessor, thanks to adjustable airflow and greater power. But at the end of the day, it will be judged by how it handles nic salt eliquids. And it really excels in this field.
Vapor4Life carries a huge range of nic salt eliquids so that you can always find the flavor you are looking for.