Lost Vape Ursa Mini Review – Quest For The Best?

Lost Vape URSA Mini 30W Pod Kit

The Lost Vape Ursa Mini Pod Kit review and is the latest in a line of pod systems from the high-end Shenzen-based manufacturer.

 

Lost Vape was created by an adventurous group of vapers determined to create innovative and exciting ideas.

One such entrepreneur was Frank Guo. He’s the guy who established the company and is responsible for the recent Lost Vape Ursa Quest Multi-Kit.

Check out Flatcap Vaper’s review of that one for the full low down.

It introduced the new Quest chip, spawning five vape modes and utilizing the Ultra Boost (UB) and UB PRO range of mesh coils across two separate pod tanks.

The Lost Vape Ursa Mini Pod Kit features the Quest chip of its older sibling albeit stripped back to basics.

It’s smaller and lighter, making use of the UB Lite range of coils instead.

 

I’m a bit of a Lost Vape fan-boy, and their Quest range always comes out with some quirky designs. I didn’t get the

opportunity to try the larger URSA Multi which the Mini has obviously been designed to accompany, so I can only judge

it on its own merits.

 

Lost Vape Ursa Mini Pod Kit – Key Features

Relatively speaking, the Lost Vape Ursa Mini Pod Kit is quite compact and lightweight which makes it a discreet and

highly portable device.

 

The fully adjustable dual airflow ports have been designed to compensate the mouth to lung, restrictive lung and

direct lung vaper depending on the type of coil being installed.

 

Fast Type C USB charging ensures that waiting time between a spent and fully charged battery is kept to a minimum.

 

To make life easier for the new vaper, the Quest chipset is able to detect the installed coil and display its resistance on the 0.69in OLED screen.

 

I’ve received the standard version of the Lost Vape Ursa Mini Pod Kit, and this includes a 3ml capacity pod.

 

At the time of writing, I could find no indication of a TPD issue but as we all know, other than a 2ml pod everything else will be identical.

 

It comes in two color series. The Leather series consists of Mist Rose, Crystal Cream, Dark Knight and Glitter Ocean. The Phantom series offers Phantom Red, Blue,

 

Lost Vape Ursa Mini Airflow Adjustability

Strip knurling has been applied to the airflow control ring which also incorporates a stopper.

 

This means that whatever is altered on one side will be reflected on the other to give a well balance inhale.

 

How’s the adjustability?

 

Turning it fully to the left will give maximum airflow. Closing off the largest pinhole should result in a semi restrictive lung vape while reducing to the single smallest slot will suit the mouth to lung vaper.

 

The tolerances are pretty good in all honesty – silky smooth movement.

 

How that holds up around the presence of e juice we’ll find out a bit later.

 

Lost Vape URSA Mini 30W Pod Kit Features

Dimensions – 107.2mm by 30.7mm by 26mm

Integrated 1200mAh rechargeable battery

Adjustable airflow

Wattage output range: 5-30W

Voltage output range: 3.0-4.2V

Zinc-Alloy chassis construction

0.69″ OLED display screen

Lost Vape UB Lite coil series

Press-Fit coil installation

Type-C USB port

Available in phantom green, phantom blue, phantom purple, dark knight

There are only a couple of features that stand out for me; the 1200mAh battery and the adjustable airflow which is

always welcome. Finally, USB-C is now pretty much standard on new gear, and the Mini has that.

 

Lost Vape Ursa Mini – Quick Start Guide

To operate the Lost Vape Ursa Mini Pod Kit carry out the following button sequences.

 

Press the fire button five times to turn the device on or off

Hold the fire and the + button together to lock or unlock the device

Hold the fire and the – button together (3 secs) to reset the puff counter

Press the + or – buttons to adjust wattage up or down

It’s still possible to vape while the device is in lock mode.

 

The display will time out after twenty seconds of inactivity.

 

A single press of the + or – button will increase/decrease wattage settings between 5 – 20W in 0.1 increments. After

20W the increments increase by 0.5W

 

Lost Vape Ursa Mini Safety Features

The Quest chipset includes the following safety features.

“Low battery”. When this message is displayed the device needs recharging

“Check atomizer”. If no coil is installed or resistance is above 5ohm

“Short circuit”. If the resistance of the coil is below 0.2ohm this message appears once the fire button is pressed

“Too Hot”. If the temperature of the board reaches more than 75 deg C this prompt will appear on screen. Once the temperature drops below 60 Deg C the device can be safely used again

“Over 10s”. After 10 seconds of continuous inhale this message appears and the device temporarily stops functioning

 

Lost Vape Ursa Mini Pod Kit – Pod Section

 

 

 

 

 

 

As far as recent pods go, the Ursa Pod is relatively small with its 3ml e juice capacity.

 

From top to toe (or base) it measure 37.3mm with a circumference of 23.6mm.

 

Lost Vape Ursa Mini Pod Kit underside of Ursa Pod

 

The six small magnets on the underside appear to be placed in a haphazard fashion but they make a very strong

connection with the battery section.

 

It doesn’t matter how you snap the pod into position either thanks to the 360 degree magnetic ring inside the

battery.

 

I had to resort to using a pin (once again) when prising the silicone stopper open.

 

Remember this is subjective and won’t be an issue for everyone. It’s opening measures 6mm and definitely better

suited to 10ml bottle nozzles.

 

Lost Vape Ursa Mini Pod Kit Ursa Pod Mouthpiece

 

The PCTG pod is tinted but not overly so. You’ll still be able to see all of the remaining e juice without removing

it which is always a huge plus in my opinion.

 

The moulded mouthpiece opening measures 5.4mm and with a height of 11.4mm is a little taller than I prefer. It kind

of ruins the shapely look of this otherwise dinky little pod.

 

How Does the Lost Vape Ursa Mini Pod Kit Perform?

In case you were wondering, all four of the UB Lite coils are mesh. I wasn’t able to find out their material but I’d hazard a guess they’re Kanthal A1.

 

As expected for a standard MTL coil the bore is very narrow and heavily restricted.

 

Lost Vape Ursa Mini Pod Kit 1.0ohm coil bore

 

For the purposes of testing I used Riot Squad Fresh Blueberry, a 50VG/50PG blend – it’s a mix of freebase and nic salt.

 

Throughout the test period I vaped as 12.5W – between the lowest and highest recommended wattage parameters.

 

The firing and ramp up speed was very impressive and even at 12.5W a fair amount of power was pumping through the coil. So no issues with coil conductivity at all.

 

Because we’re dealing with a MTL coil the adjustable airflow was set to just a single pinhole slot either side.

 

However, this still only provided me with a relatively airy MTL vape and not as tight a draw as I’d like.

 

As a consequence it felt as though I was missing out on a more concentrated flavour experience. Don’t get me wrong, the sweetness of the blueberry was still present and instantly recognisable. It just seemed too saturated on the exhale.

 

1.0ohm coil pic 2

 

The cooling agent also punched through but the wetness kept it to the tip of the tongue as opposed to experiencing an icy cold inhale/exhale.

 

What of the vapour production? Minimal, discreet and very much emulating the output of a traditional cigarette so no complaints there.

 

As for the draw itself – actually very smooth and turbulent free but with the faintest hint of a whistle during prolonged inhales.

 

Although not designed as a restrictive lung vape it was possible with the airflow wide open, the wet, saturated taste remained.

 

Pros

Vape quality

Compact and ergonomic

A surprising jack of all trades

Good airflow range

Lost Vape Quest’s best MTL coil yet

 

Cons

Fixed mouthpiece

Basic chipset

 

Final Thoughts

 

The minor cons didn’t mar the enjoyment of using the Ursa Mini at all, the quality of the vape was what made this cracking little kit stand out for me, and the styling appeals to my tastes too. Lost Vape Quest’s design department always manage to come up with something that bit different to the competition. The lack of innovation might disappoint those that are always seeking the next fad, but the Ursa Mini does what it says on the tin, it vapes superbly.

 

 

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