KIWI GO Disposable Vapes Product Review

KIWI GO Disposable Vapes Product Review

Additional Testing By:  
Madeline,   Trevor,   Afreen

Italian goods are synonymous with quality and style. Can an Italian-designed disposable vape live up to these high expectations?

The strapline in Kiwi's marketing suggests the Go 'exudes power and elegance in the hand'. Here, we look at their first disposable offering to find out if this is true and test it to see how good it really is...

About the brand

As vape brands go, Kiwi are a relative newcomer to the market and are a little different from the norm. Established in 2019, Vapor International (the company behind Kiwi) are, somewhat unusually, based in Italy, not China, like most of their competitors.

The Kiwi brand launched with a top-end vape starter kit (the imaginatively named 'Kiwi Starter Kit'), which included an innovative power bank/device holder along with the vape device. The kit premiered in 2019 in the Italian vape market and was hugely successful.

Following this initial success, in 2020, Kiwi partnered with tech giant Smoore (who also manufacture Vaporesso, Hexa and RELX branded products) to produce their products, helping them to expand into more European markets throughout 2021 before going global in 2022. 

Consequently, Kiwi have grown rapidly. Their devices are now sold in 45 countries worldwide, in more than 40 thousand stores, with the recently launched Kiwi Go disposable vape entering the UK market in mid-2023.

As a brand, Kiwi's values sound much like those of their peers: constant innovation and an aspiration to create a better future through research and design - all the usual stuff.

Where Kiwi genuinely differ, though, is the quality of their products. These are 100% designed in Italy, which brings a distinct Italian flair to things. They look and feel premium and well-crafted, while the partnership with Smoore helps deliver the very latest cutting-edge technology.

Kiwi aim to produce aesthetically pleasing products that are highly functional and made with the best materials, and this is clearly evident in the Kiwi GO disposable we are reviewing today.

Not only does it look great, but the GO uses a FEELM Max ceramic coil, giving it a technological advantage over its competitors. These ceramic coils are usually found in much more advanced vape kits, helping maximise e-liquid usage and efficiency and providing a far smoother vape.

Opening the Kiwi GO

My first impressions are that the packaging is clean, the colours are not trashy like certain budget brands, and the UV spot is elegant. As expected, each device arrives sealed in a protective semi-translucent foil pouch. Once opened, the colours of the silk-finish metallic device bodies contained within are stunning to look at, and I am suitably impressed.

The design of this reasonably small pen-shaped vape is exceptional. It is quite different from everything currently on the market, with a style all its own. Admittedly, I have the whole range in front of me, which is something of a visual feast, but I can still appreciate the individual good looks of these devices.

The mouthpiece is the same colour as the cylindrical body, but instead is crafted from a semi-translucent plastic, clearly showing the e-liquid level within. The lines are smooth, and an intense circular LED light in the base beautifully illuminates the device when inhaled.

Testing the device

While being pleasantly impressed with the design, the flavours are also truly something to appreciate. Historically, FEELM technology has only been found in rechargeable, more expensive vape kits. Experiencing a FEELM Max coil in an MTL-style device is fantastic! The flavours are so smooth that they (as described in FEELM's marketing materials) are velvety-smooth - in this case, an apt description.

The full Kiwi GO disposable vape range featuring Tangerine flavour

 

Kiwi GO disposable vapes removed from packaging
A Kiwi GO disposable vape held in a hand
The 12 Kiwi GO disposable vape range packaging boxes

Trying the Flavours

Having tried a few different options, I found the flavours in the Kiw GO range to be realistic and robust - but not too intense - and they deliver just the right amount of sweetness, unlike most over-sweetened disposable vape flavours.

My favourite flavour is the Mint Cream. It has a hint of vanilla and is a unique blend of creamy mint, almost like a Murray Mint sweet. 

If you prefer fruity flavours, Grape Ice and Mango Ice are outstanding. In fact, these are the best fruit flavours I have tried in disposables. 

The two Tobacco options are also excellent. I'm not too fond of Tobacco as a flavour, so I am not the target market for these choices, but they deliver the same smoothness as the rest of the range.

The FEELM Max Coil

Whilst using a FEELM Max coil may mean little to your average vaper, the smoothness and clean flavours you experience when inhaling with one of these devices is thanks to this innovative new coil.

The taste consistency between the first puff and the last is excellent. There is no flavour fade at all. One Kiwi GO lasted me a solid two days, far more than the promised number of 600 puffs.

I noted that the Kiwi GO has only a 400 mAh battery - less than the Elf Bar V2's 550 mAh. It seems that the increased efficiency of this FEELM Max ceramic coil justifies this reduction in battery power, as, in all instances, the e-liquid ran out before the battery.

The FEELM Max coil's super-fine structure indeed provides something unique. It fully delivers on the promise of a longer life and better flavour. And fewer impurities are created during the heating process, translating into a much-improved vapour and a great taste.

These coils are setting the new gold standard and, understandably, have been integrated into the new Phantom 600 and Fresh Cube ranges from newcomer brand DejaVoo.

Final thoughts

Overall, I adore the range of Kiwi GO vapes and highly recommend them to all. I cannot find fault with the devices I tested. Flavour choices are always personal, but besides introducing a clean menthol option, I think Kiwi have produced an option here for everyone.

Brand:

KIWI Vapor

Flavours in Range:

12 at the time of writing

Specifications:

  • Battery:  400mAh integrated
  • Re-chargeable: No
  • Puffs:  Up to 600
  • Eliquid: Nic Salt
  • Nicotine Strength:  2% (20mg)
  • Refillable: No
  • Coil: FEELM Max ceramic coil
  • Manufactured in:  China

Who is this product best for:

Those appreciating a velvet-smooth vape in a classy, practical design. The nicotine salt e-liquid is ideal for vapers transitioning from tobacco products.

Comparable Products:

Hexa GO, Elf Bar 600 V2, Veev Now

Do I recommend this product?

Definitely, these are outstanding in flavour and smoothness.

Reasons for buying this product:

  • Stunning design and build quality
  • FEELM Max ceramic coil for intense velvety-smooth flavours
  • Each lasts up to 750 puffs
  • Translucent mouthpiece for e liquid visibility
  • Unique flavour options

Scores:

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Overall Score:

4.7 out of 5

Test Panel Reviews

* The views of the panel are entirely their own and may not reflect the views of Vapourcore

Trevor

Trevor's Review

The KIWI GO somehow takes disposable vapes to a new level. It has a great range of flavours, something for all tastes. Colour-coded to your choice of flavour, it comprises a metal cylinder with a transparent mouthpiece tip and a bright LED on the base. This is a bright white light, but sometimes the colour of the unit itself filters and changes the colour that you see.

The KIWI GO device gives a really smooth delivery every time. Apparently, it has some new technology behind it called FEELM Max. I thought the whole range tasted great and the device performance was even better. I am impressed!

The KIWI GO is comfortable to hold in the hand and is attractive to look at. The metallic finish adds to the overall effect.

I think you get more from your 2ml of e-liquid with this device. You certainly get more flavour, although you may see a small amount of liquid left in the unit when it flashes to tell you that it is finished. This is normal. I think the average user will get between 24 to 48 hours of usage with a KIWI GO. Personally, I felt that it lasted longer than you would usually expect when using a pen-shaped device.

Pros:

  • An easy-to-use to use disposable device with full-on flavour and performance.
  • Sleek metal body in cool colours.
  • Lasts longer than other 2ml vapes.

Cons:

  • Don't hold it upside down, it will leak (my bad).

Scores:

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Overall Score:

5.0 out of 5
Madeline

Madeline's Review

I've spent the last two weeks trying out 12 different flavours of the new Kiwi GO Disposable Vapes, from a brand I hadn't come across before this review. I've been thoroughly impressed with the experience.

Kiwi proudly touts its 'Ceramic Technology' as the "new generation" and the "World’s First." Their ceramic coils, known as FEELM max coils, promise more puffs, optimal cleaning, and an incredibly smooth inhale. I can confidently affirm that these claims hold true – the inhales have been remarkably clean and silky.

Additionally, Kiwi states that ceramic coils reduce aerosol particles by 55%, which results in a more environmentally friendly option than other disposable vapes and allows for a consistent power delivery.

One standout feature of the Kiwi Go is its 'Cotton-free structure,' as stated on their website. This design maximizes liquid efficiency while minimizing liquid leakage during vaping. Leaking issues with disposable vapes can be a real annoyance, especially when it happens during the inhale. When that happens, I need to have a drink straight after! However, I didn't experience any such leakage with the Kiwi Go disposables – not even once!

While the Kiwi Go website claims the device allows up to 750 puffs, the individual packaging suggests around 600 puffs, causing some confusion. In my experience, they lasted approximately 700 puffs, but I found myself using them more frequently due to the irresistibly smooth and silky inhales.

The packaging of the device is minimalist and environmentally conscious. Each disposable vape comes in a cardboard box that matches the shade of the flavour. This thoughtful touch adds to the overall appeal of the product.

The device itself is user-friendly, leak-proof, and crafted from a matte metallic material that feels smooth and luxurious in hand. The cylindrical body mimics the shape of a traditional cigarette, and the translucent-coloured mouthpiece matches the overall design and allows you to see the e-liquid level, a feature lacking in many competing devices.

In terms of durability, I've subjected these vapes to various scenarios, including lying them on my car seat, placing them in cup holders, tossing them in my bag, and even leaving them upside down. Not a single instance of leakage occurred, and there were no noticeable scratches or scuffs on any of the 12 devices I tried – an impressive testament to their build quality.

In summary, Kiwi Go Disposable Vapes offer a delightful vaping experience with their innovative technology, leak-free design, and an impressive array of flavours that capture their essence accurately. Whether you're new to vaping or a seasoned enthusiast, Kiwi Go is worth a try.

Pros:

  • New technology (FEELM max coils, cotton free structure)
  • Luxurious feel, matte metallic casing, and beautiful colours!
  • Leakproof
  • Around 700 puffs
  • Environmentally friendly packaging
  • Extremely accurate and unique flavours
  • Durable

Cons:

  • Burnt flavour on one of the vapes, unsure if faulty!
  • Not overly strong flavours

Scores:

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Overall Score:

4.3 out of 5
Afreen

Afreen's Review

The Kiwi Go vapes are a game changer for disposables.

Yes, they have similar features to their competitors - 2ml of eliquid, 20mg Nicotine strength, around 600 puffs etc. So, why would I say they're better?

It's because of the flavours. Kiwi have got to be the only company producing flavours that are so tasty. I tested the full range and thought most of them were excellent.

The device is quite comfortable to use as the mouthpiece is round like a cigarette. The vape body is a sleek tube-shaped metal material. You can also see the eliquid inside. This is great as you can see how much of the flavour is left before it runs out.

Pros:

  • Great flavours
  • Aesthetically nice to look at
  • Amount of flavour is visible
  • Flavours long lasting
  • Conveniently sized

Cons:

  • The vapes make a noise when inhaling it.

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Overall Score:

4.6 out of 5

Product Taste Tests:

Banana Ice
Banana Ice
5.0 out of 5

Always a favorite of mine, this Banana Ice from the Kiwi GO range is bursting full of flavour. It has the Candy shop Banana taste that reminds you of a Milkshake, but it is stronger and the icy cool exhale perfectly finishes it off.

4.5 out of 5

It tastes remarkably like foam Banana sweets, making it a favourite for those with a sweet tooth. The Ice component may not be as pronounced, but it doesn't detract from the overall experience. I love Banana flavours in vapes and this didn’t disappoint.

4.2 out of 5

A really good Banana Ice, quite creamy and fruity.

4.0 out of 5

A definite Banana taste and the Ice really comes through. Pleasantly smooth, not too sweet, a nice all-day vape choice. Some Banana Ice vapes are more desserty and creamy, this is much fresher.

Overall Score:

4.4 out of 5
Blueberry Ice
Blueberry Ice
4.0 out of 5

This extra fruity Blueberry is a rich blend of berries that leans heavily on the sweetness and eases up on the Ice. You get a Jam taste with a Candy edge and it delivers a fruity mouth burst with each puff.

2.0 out of 5

A beautiful Blueberry flavour that's surprisingly accurate and not overly sweet. Unfortunately, I encountered occasional burnt hits, which may have been due to a faulty unit.

4.4 out of 5

A sweet and tangy vape with Blueberry as the prominent flavour. Fruity and refreshing with not too much Ice.

4.0 out of 5

A very nice, fruity and smooth Blueberry vape. Not as intense or as sweet as other brands and the Ice element is barely there. A very clean and more-ish flavour choice.

Overall Score:

3.6 out of 5
Caramel Tobacco
Caramel Tobacco
3.0 out of 5

I think this vape is ideal for those who want a plain and simple vape. Like the classic Tobacco Kiwi GO, it would be a good choice for those who crave a cigarette taste or have recently stopped smoking. The Caramel flavour is mild, there is no overwhelming sweetness. I couldn't pick up any other flavours, not even a hint of Ice or cool. A good quality option if you are looking for a simple taste. It's not a flavour that I would usually vape, but still an enjoyable option.

4.0 out of 5

Captures the essence of a cigarette with sweet Caramel notes. A great option for those looking to quit smoking. The combination of sweetness mixed with the savoury Tobacco feels indulgent.

3.0 out of 5

Quite a rich sweet Caramel mixed with the smooth and smokey notes of Tobacco. Good for those who would appreciate a touch of sweetness in their Tobacco flavour.

4.5 out of 5

A much lighter taste than Classic Tobacco. I don't actually taste a noticeable Caramel flavour but there is a definite toned-down harshness that I assume comes from the addition of Caramel. Not sweet at all, just one of the best Tobacco vapes that I have tried.

Overall Score:

3.6 out of 5
Classic Tobacco
Classic Tobacco
3.0 out of 5

As the name suggests, this is a Tobacco flavour, but there is a very subtle hint of Cream. I also got a tiny bit of cool on the exhale, but these extra flavours are present only to give a smooth Kiwi experience. This would be a perfect choice if you have just started your vape journey and have been smoking cigarettes recently or if you still crave a "cigarette" taste. Not a disposable that I would choose, but I did end up using it for my own cravings and I know many of my friends would like the Tobacco taste.

2.0 out of 5

Ideal for those seeking a cigarette alternative, but it may not appeal to those who prefer sweeter or fruitier flavours. This tastes very accurately to a real cigarette! But it wasn’t something I enjoyed.

3.5 out of 5

A great flavour of traditional Tobacco. A straightforward taste aimed at those who prefer the familiar taste of a cigarette.

3.5 out of 5

A very good Tobacco taste, quite pungent but definitely smoother than offerings from alternative brands. I am not a Tobacco fan but can see this as a great option for smokers who may miss the true taste of Tobacco.

Overall Score:

3.0 out of 5
Coconut Milk
Coconut Milk
5.0 out of 5

Like the Classic Tobacco this Kiwi GO doesn't mention any Ice on the packet but there is a small hint of cool on the exhale. Actually, it is more than a hint, but still not considered an Ice flavour. The Coconut flavour is the best that I have had. It has a nutty flavour similar to what you find with Mango vapes, and the Coconut itself sits in between a green-drinking Coconut and a brown one. All of this mixed together with some Kiwi GO fruity blending and you have the Coconut Milk.

2.0 out of 5

Tastes exactly like the alcoholic drink Malibu. While accurate, it might be too much for some due to its strong, alcoholic taste.

3.0 out of 5

I found the creamy Coconut quite overpowering with a tropical undertone. Very smooth and quite unique in taste.

5.0 out of 5

My 3rd favourite in the Kiwi range, it is silky-smooth, creamy, and not too sweet. Quite a simple flavour of (as expected) Coconut milk! Unique and lovely.

Overall Score:

3.8 out of 5
Grape Ice
Grape Ice
5.0 out of 5

The Kiwi GO version of this popular flavour keeps everything that you might know from similar Grape Ice eliquids, and then adds more sweetness, fruitiness and smooth Ice. A really nice flavour that gives an upgrade to the standard Grape taste.

4.0 out of 5

While not as powerful as some other Grape flavours, it is refreshingly artificial and enjoyable. The icy aftertaste makes it perfect for the summer.

5.0 out of 5

One of my favourites, a really juicy, fruity and quite strong Grape flavour.

5.0 out of 5

My 2nd favourite in the Kiwi range. A rich, fruity and powerful Grape taste. Not too much Ice. A lovely all-day vape choice.

Overall Score:

4.8 out of 5
Latte Ice
Latte Ice
5.0 out of 5

Another unique taste from the Kiwi GO range, this Coffee flavoured vape is for lovers of the brown beans and all of the things that we get from them. Think Coffee Cake, Chocolate Coffee Fondant, Flat White, and Latte perfectly blended with Frappuccino Ice to give you a smooth taste experience.

4.0 out of 5

Surprisingly enjoyable for a Coffee-flavoured vape. It delivers an Espresso hit followed by a creamy, icy finish. I feel like this worked as a placebo for me, I felt energised throughout the day, as if I was getting my Caffeine hit too. Win Win!

2.0 out of 5

Coffee lovers will like this very unique flavour. I find it a bit strange. It's definitely a creamy Coffee taste, but just not for me.

Overall Score:

3.7 out of 5
Mango Ice
Mango Ice
4.0 out of 5

A perfect blend of fruity and nutty, this Kiwi GO Mango Ice is full of flavour and is not overly sweet, which will appeal to some. Hints of Citrus and plenty of Ice on the exhale, a must have for Mango vape lovers!

4.5 out of 5

An intense Mango flavour with an icy Menthol aftertaste. It's so moreish that I finished it in no time and will be purchasing more. One of my favourites, tastes exactly like those Del Monte smoothie lollies!

4.1 out of 5

Tropical paradise in a vape. A really juicy Mango flavour with not too much Ice.

4.5 out of 5

Exactly as a Mango vape should be. Realisticly sweet and tropical, a punchy Mango hit with just a hint of Ice.

Overall Score:

4.3 out of 5
Mint Cream
Mint Cream
4.0 out of 5

Another unusual flavour from Kiwi GO, and this one was a surprise. It has Mint, it has Ice, but I could taste a nutty taste, similar to that in Mango flavours but without any fruitiness. The Cream is in there, and the only thing it reminded me of was Irish Cream Liquor, only a hint mind you.

3.0 out of 5

Smooth and creamy, with the Mint coming through as an aftertaste. While not a personal favourite as I prefer sweeter flavours, it offers a refreshing experience.

4.0 out of 5

Mint Cream offers a refreshing blend of cool Mint and creamy undertones. It’s like a minty dessert in a vape. I thought this was actually a very satisfying and smooth taste.

5.0 out of 5

My absolute favourite from the Kiwi range. Very similar to the Core Pro Mint Cream, this is the alternative that I have been searching for! Super-smooth and minty, hint of sweetness and definite creamy notes with a touch of Vanilla. I highly recommend!

Overall Score:

4.0 out of 5
Strawberry Ice
Strawberry Ice
4.0 out of 5

This is a sweet and juicy flavour. Full of Strawberry taste, somewhere between a fresh fruit and a Jam. Suitable for those who like a burst of extra sweet disposable flavour with an icy exhale.

4.5 out of 5

A natural and accurate Strawberry flavour, not overly sweet, with a revitalizing Ice component. Highly recommended. Tastes like I picked the Strawberry right off the bush!

4.3 out of 5

Strawberry Ice is a berry lover’s dream. It offers the sweetness of ripe Strawberries with a cool Menthol kick, creating a vape that’s both fruity and refreshing.

3.5 out of 5

A good clean Strawberry taste, quite rich, not too icy and very moreish.

Overall Score:

4.1 out of 5
Tangerine Ice
Tangerine Ice
5.0 out of 5

If you are looking for a different taste, this Citrus Tangerine Kiwi GO should be on your list. You can taste Marmalade mixed with Sherbet in this fruity vape. The Tangerine flavour is blended perfectly with a cool icy edge, something quite unique.

5.0 out of 5

I have never tasted anything like this before, it is an original taste from Kiwi. A unique and refreshing flavour that accurately captures the essence of a Tangerine. Among all the flavours, this one was my personal favourite, with a truly icy aftertaste.

4.2 out of 5

Tangerine Ice is very citrusy and zesty with a strong Orange flavour.

4.5 out of 5

Really lovely, a sweet Orange taste that is quite unique. Not too icy, a light and refreshing choice.

Overall Score:

4.7 out of 5
Watermelon Ice
Watermelon Ice
5.0 out of 5

This flavour is one that I would choose from any brand, but the Kiwi GO version is just about the best that I have tried. It has all of the fresh Watermelon flavour that you would expect, but it adds extra fruitiness and extra sweetness. I really was impressed. All of that followed up with the icy cool exhale. Definitely top marks!

2.0 out of 5

Initially, it didn't stand out. At first, it tasted like when you accidentally get shampoo in your mouth in the shower, but it grew on me over time. The Watermelon flavour is accurate, but both the Watermelon flavour and Ice component could have been stronger.

4.0 out of 5

A decent juicy Watermelon vape that I found really refreshing. A summery flavour.

2.5 out of 5

I know Watermelon is one of the more popular flavours, but it is not for me! This does, however, give a fresh, strong and realistic Watermelon taste if that is your preference.

Overall Score:

3.4 out of 5

Conclusion

Italy is renowned for its ability to blend technology and beauty to produce exceptional products like the Ferrari or Lamborghini. Kiwi Vapor are following this tradition, and when compared to the Kiwi GO, the Elf Bar 600 and others seem pretty underwhelming.

An eye-catching design makes any product stand out, but under the metaphorical Kiwi hood, the technology packed into this stylish body, thanks to the collaboration with FEELM Tech, is superb. 

While Elf opted for the QUAQ coil, Kiwi chose FEELM Max. This cutting-edge ceramic coil delivers a clear advantage with a velvety, smooth vape and more realistic flavours.

Most disposable vape ranges lean towards sweet, sugary flavours, which can sometimes be overpowering, and fruit-ice combinations with menthol sharpness used to combat the sweetness.

By creating more natural and less sickly flavours, Kiwi has made something different for the vapers who don't want their teeth to itch. They are popular with those moving away from cigarettes, new to vaping, and those who appreciate more subtle flavours.

Where a threat of banning disposable vapes hangs over the industry, Kiwi seem to be avoiding accusations of targetting the younger generations. Other brands are going all out to recreate popular childhood themes such as bubblegum, unicorn, cotton candy, gummy bear, and ice cream, but Kiwi are not.

The Kiwi Go range is undoubtedly aimed at the mature consumer with its lovely Coffee and smooth Tobacco blends alongside authentic, realistic, fresh-fruit flavours. 

This product is becoming deservedly popular thanks to its elegant design, outstanding performance and stunning flavours - and our reviewers agree!

*Since writing this review, the Kiwi GO achieved the prestigious "Best Disposable" title at the 2023 Vapouround Global Awards.

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