Eleaf iStick 30W Review

Today we bring to you the review of the Eleaf iStick 30W. Are you ready for this vape mod review? We certainly are, especially considering the fact that this is the most sought after vape mod in the UK at the moment. Is all of the commotion and hype around this product justified? Let’s take a look.


For starters, the Eleaf iStick 30W is a small device and therefore sits very nice in your hand; the grip is fantastic. The body is actually the same as the old Eleaf iStick 20W; there’s almost no discernible difference. The only difference in the build is that there is a tiny bit of an “overhang” at the top. So what? This just means that even though the iStick 30W is compatible with a range of atomizers, don’t go too big because a larger atomizer will stick over the edge of the build. Thus, you should go with either 23 or 22 millimeter atomizers. The micro-USB charging port sits nicely on the bottom of the mod. Most vapers won’t give too much thought to this, but some don’t like the USB port on the bottom since you can’t charge this mod in an upright position.


The biggest difference with this upgraded Eleaf device is that it will now sub-ohm vape all the way down to 0.4 resistance whereas the old one wouldn’t go below 1.0 ohm. Thus, you can now use tanks such as the Atlantis or eGo-One tank with the Eleaf iStick 30W. Additionally, the Eleaf iStick 30W comes with a 2,200mAh battery which is good enough to last you throughout the day without having to recharge the battery. As for actual performance: we tested this box mod on a Kanger AeroTank with a 1.8 resistance coil, set at 15W (and 5.1V). The result? Extremely impressive. The vapour volume was extremely thick with no “airy” consistency to it. Keep in mind that this was only at half power (15W as opposed to 30W). If you are new to box mods, start at this level and then slowly work your way up.


The Eleaf iStick 30W comes with an eGo thread adapter which will allow you to vape eGo and mini tanks with no problem. You won’t need a plinth and thus your 510 threaded tanks will fit flush right on the unit. This box mod comes with a wall charger, USB charger and instruction manual. Here are the kits features and specs:

Adjustable voltage 2.0V – 8.0V
Adjustable wattage 5W – 30W
2,200mAh battery
Digital OLED screen
Resistance range: 0.4 – 5.0 ohms
Size: 23.0mm depth, 32.5mm width, 77.0mm height
510 thread type

Ease of Use:

The Eleaf iStick 30W is one of the best when it comes to usability. Turning on or off the device requires 5 quick clicks to the main button, which is square shape (and sits right next to the screen). Once the mod has been turned on, we can see the rectangular screen that shows the voltage or wattage mode, along with the ohm resistance level. Changing voltage or wattage levels is a breeze. Simply click the main button 3 times to get to the wattage mode. Similarly, click it 3 more times to get to voltage mode. Moreover, we noticed an impressive upgrade in functionality over its 20W predecessor. It used to be that scrolling through the voltage or wattage levels took forever and required double clicking in order to stop the scroll. Now, merely hold down the button and release it when you get to the desired voltage or wattage level. The scroll time is also significantly faster than the older iStick 20W.


When we saw the price of this vape mod, we couldn’t believe it – only £36.99. First off, this is an insanely competitive price to begin with. Secondly and more importantly, the value of this kit is incredible considering the overall quality of the device. This is one of the best value propositions on the market, by far.

The Verdict:

With the Eleaf iStick 30W, you certainly will not be complaining about the vapour production, especially if you are using a sub-ohm tank. It absolutely competes with box mods in the 50W range. It can handle all of the tanks – from 2.0 resistance all the way down to 0.4 ohm. If you are just coming from the world of cig-a-likes or vape pens, the Eleaf iStick 30W is an excellent beginner vape mod.