Eleaf iStick Amnis Review

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9.1 Total Score
Eleaf iStick Amnis Review Bottom Line

If you’re looking for a portable, easy to use vape mod with lots of versatility, then the Eleaf iStick Amnis is the answer. This tiny mod can fit practically anywhere so it is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to vape whenever and wherever they want. The mesh coil produces great flavor, it can be calibrated for both direct lung and MTL vaping, and it can be used with THC oil and CBD cartridges. So, the Amnis has flavor quality, portability, versatility, and affordability going for it, if you enjoy all of those things, then give it a shot.

Eleaf iStick Amnis Background

The Eleaf iStick Amnis ($27.42 from Vape Sourcing) is a tiny, portable, versatile 510 threaded vape mod that is a great choice for anyone making the transition from smoking to vaping. The reason being is that this mod is very easy and uncomplicated to use for beginners.

The versatility comes from the fact that it offers support for both direct lung and MTL (mouth to lung) vaping. Additionally, the 510 threading means that it can be used with oil and CBD cartridges, so the Amnis can be your one stop destination for all kinds of vaping. Find out if you’ll want it to be by reading the rest of my Eleaf iStick Amnis review.

Contents of the Kit

  • Eleaf iStick Amnis Battery
  • One GS Drive atomizer
  • One GS Air M 0.35 ohm head
  • One GS 0.75 ohm head
  • USB cable
  • Spare parts
eLEaf iStick Amnis kit
L-R: Eleaf iStick Amnis package, Eleaf iStick Amnis battery and tank, spare parts, USB charger.

Notable Features

  • Compatible w/ e-juice and 510 THC oil/CBD cartridges
  • Allows for both direct lung and MTL vaping
  • High portability
  • Powerful 900 mAh battery
  • Retails for $27.42 from Vape Sourcing
eLEaf iStick Amnis 510 threading
The 510 threading means that the Amnis can be used with compatible THC oil or CBD cartridges.

Eleaf iStick Amnis Design

The Amnis stands just under 5 inches tall with the tank attached, without the tank, it’s small and slim enough to fit into your hand. And I mean completely fit, you won’t even be able to see it if you make a fist, so portability is pretty much a non-issue with this vape mod. Thankfully, it’s not too small since it does feel comfortable when you’re vaping from it.

That is because of the nice curvy, ergonomic design and the grippy, non-stick rubber finish, both of which make holding the Amnis feel good. The power button is well-placed high up on the front end of the device, so you won’t have any trouble reaching it when you’re vaping. The tank has a secure, child-proof opening that’s as easy to use as any other child-proof container, which is to say that you’ll fumble embarrassingly with it for a while before getting the hang of it.

One small problem I have with the design is that the USB port is on the bottom, rather than on the side, of the battery. That means that it can’t be stood upright, and has to lay on its side, while it charges.

eLEaf iStick Amnis with CBD cartridge
The Amnis has a sleek, ergonomic design that is highly portable.

How to Use It

With E-liquid

  1. Drip a small amount of e-liquid onto the coil to prime it.
  2. Press the button on the side of the tank and push the mouthpiece aside to expose the filling port.
  3. Fill the tank with your e-liquid and then close it up.
  4. Press the power button 5x to turn on the device.
  5. Inhale from the mouthpiece while holding down the power button.

With 510 Cartridges

  1. Screw the cartridge onto the battery.
  2. Power up the battery by pressing the power button 5x.
  3. Inhale from the mouthpiece of the cartridge.

How It Performs

With E-liquid

You can tell by the size of the battery that this is more of a pod vape than a full-on vape mod, so it’s friendly for those new to vaping who don’t want to worry about resistances, wattage, and other advanced vaporizer stuff. The default 0.35 head offers more of a direct lung vaping experience, but you can adjust the airflow down for some MTL vaping. If you seriously prefer MTL vaping, then you can opt for the 0.75 head instead.

The taste of the e-juice comes through strongly thanks to the GS Air mesh coil, the Amnis also produces some nice cloud cover, so there are no complaints in the flavor production department. There aren’t too many complaints in the battery department either. The 900 mAh battery is small for a pod vape but larger than expected for a device this small, it lasts for a few hours and takes a relatively short time to recharge.

eLEaf iStick Amnis Design
The GS Air mesh coil of the Amnis really brings out the flavor of the e-juice.

With Pre-Filled 510 Cartridges

I tried the Amnis with Gold Line 510 CBD Cartridges and Sun State CBD Vape Oil 510 Cartridges—my preferred choice—and it performed as well as any battery that I tried with them. Aside from the performance, the impressive level of portability makes the Amnis a nice way to use THC oil or CBD cartridges. However, some people may be put off by the lack of voltage or temperature selection that you get with other 510 threaded batteries. As a result of that limitation, I wouldn’t use the Amnis mainly for pre-filled cartridges, but rather as a way to get some supplementary use out of this pod vape.

eLEaf iStick Amnis with Gold Line 510 CBD cartridge
The Amnis can also successfully work as a battery for 510 threaded pre-filled cartridges.

The Final Word

The Eleaf iStick Amnis ($27.42 from Vape Sourcing) is a high-quality device that is a great introduction to the world of vape mods. It is very simple to use and offers options for both direct lung and MTL vaping, so it is also quite versatile.

That versatility extends to the 510 threading, which enables it to be used with compatible pre-filled THC oil or CBD cartridges. The mesh coil extracts the full flavor of any e-juice you use with it and it generates some big clouds to boot. So, basically, the Amnis has everything you could ever want in a vape mod, just in a smaller, portable-friendly package.

Thanks for reading my Eleaf iStick Amnis review, it’s a solid, versatile device considering how inexpensive it is.

A huge proponent of the vaping lifestyle who would love it if everyone who smokes makes the switch to vaping instead. Loves CBD and would like to see it infused into everything. Aside from the world of vaping, he also loves reading, health & fitness, gadgets & technology, and culture, both the pop and regular kind.

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