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SMOK Nord Unboxing + Review


Christopher Fournier


Aug 27, 2021

SMOK Nord 4 vaporizer


  • The SMOK Nord kit includes a warranty booklet, a packet of silica salt, a USB charging cable, two different types of coils, and the Nord vape device.
  • The Nord features an appealing design with various available colours and patterns. It also offers two coil options, which lets you customize your vaping experience.
  • The Nord’s 1100 mAh battery can last for up to 2 days of heavy usage.
  • The SMOK Nord is a great-looking device that’s easy to use. While the original device is no longer available, SMOK’s new Nord devices build on the success of this classic model.

SMOK Nord Unboxing + Review

Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to vaping products, so research is key whenever you’re considering the purchase of a new kit. Below, we’re going to review the SMOK Nord kit—a high-quality offering for vapers who value both form and function.

Read on to learn more about the SMOK Nord starter kit’s features and price—as well as its pros and cons (in our opinion). There’s been a lot of hype about this pod system recently, so we’re happy to help you learn more and make an informed decision about whether it’s right for you.

NOTE: The original SMOK Nord is no longer available and has been replaced by upgraded models. Find the latest SMOK devices here ➔

Video Review & Unboxing

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*Note: Viewers will be redirected to YouTube when they click on the video above.

What's in the kit?

The SMOK Nord starter kit includes the following:

  • 1 x warranty booklet
  • 1 x packet of silica salt (not to be consumed)
  • 1 x USB charging cable
  • 1 x 0.6 ohm mesh coil
  • 1 x 1.4 ohm standard coil
  • 1 x Nord vape device

The packaging for this kit is pretty sleek, which is to be expected for most SMOK products. The company has built quite a reputation over the past few years for creative and appealing design choices, and they don’t cut any corners on the Nord 4—not even when it comes to the box.

SMOK Nord Vaporizer unboxing

First impressions of the SMOK Nord

As soon as we opened up the box for this kit, we noticed a couple of things. Firstly, the Nord itself is absolutely beautiful. These pens come in a variety of colours, but most of them feature either SMOK’s popular cobra pattern or the newer resin pattern—both of which are simultaneously classy and eye-catching.

Secondly, we noticed that the USB charger for this vape system is a little on the small side. That’s not necessarily a problem; you just have to get used to charging your pen near a power source. It’s a tad irritating, but not a massive issue (as far as we’re concerned).

Turning the Nord on and off is pretty easy; just tap the button 5 times to toggle the power. You can also push the button 2 (or 3) times to quickly check the status of its battery with its intelligent battery life indicator. Pretty nifty so far!

Using the SMOK Nord

Aesthetics are nice, but the Nord’s real value becomes apparent once you actually start using it. Barring one or two quirky design choices, we found the Nord extremely user friendly and intuitive.

One of our favourite things about the Nord is the fact that it comes with two coil options. The single mesh strip in the slightly larger 0.6 ohm coil allows it to provide a slightly more powerful hit than the 1.4 ohm version, while delivering optimal flavour and cloud production. But mouth-to-lung vapers may prefer the standard 1.4 ohm coil for its ability to provide a more restricted hit without giving away too much flavour in the process.

SMOK Nord Monochrome Image

Both of the coils that come in this kit are easy to install and use—no need to screw them in; just pull the pod off the device and push the coil in before filling up the pod, closing it up, and reattaching it. You’ll know you’ve done it correctly because the coil won’t fit otherwise (which is a nice little failsafe on SMOK’s part). A 0.8 ohm mesh coil and a 1.4 ohm ceramic version are also sold separately for users who want a little more variety.

We also have to give the Nord’s battery some love here. At 1100mAh, it can go for up to 2 days of heavy usage before quitting. Interestingly, we also didn’t notice much of a decrease in performance when the battery got low. This is mostly a good thing in our opinion—although it can result in an unpleasant surprise for people who use their pen’s performance as an indicator that the battery needs charging.

Single SMOK Nord

As for the Nord’s refillable pods, they tend to last about as long as the battery, which means you’ll normally refill and charge at around the same time. It’s little things like this that really make the Nord feel designed with user satisfaction and convenience in mind. The device handles both nicotine salt and freebase juices really well with both of the included coils.

The one design flaw we noticed with the Nord has to do with its charging port, which is located on the bottom of the pen. This unfortunately means you can’t stand it up while it’s charging.

It’s strange to us that a product so immaculately engineered in almost every other respect would have such an obvious design flaw—but at least this issue doesn’t affect the vaping experience itself. And because the bottom of the device is flat, you can still stand it up between charges (which looks very sharp).

SMOK Nord Key Features

Here’s a quick run-down of the key specs for the SMOK Nord:

  • Charger Type: USB
  • Device Dimensions: 94.0mm x 30.0mm x 18.8mm
  • E-Liquid Capacity: 3.0mL
  • Battery Capacity: 1100mAh
  • Available Colours: over 38 in various patterns

Nord 2 and Nord 4 starter kits are also available. For a full list of the specs on these versions, click here or here.


The SMOK Nord starter kit currently retails for about $27 CAD, although more recent versions of the device sell for about twice as much. This makes the original Nord kit about the same price as other vape starter kits like the STLTH, so choosing one is really a question of what your priorities and individual vaping style are.

Final Thoughts

Ultimately, we love the Nord for the high-quality vaping experience it provides with both freebase and nicotine salt juices. It also scores major points for its ease of use, long-lasting battery, and how gosh darn pretty it is.

The things we don’t love about this vape system both have to do with the way it charges—the charger in the box just isn’t terribly impressive, and putting the port on the bottom of a device that was designed to stand on its end strikes us as a poorly thought out decision.

At the end of the day, though, this is still a vape system that knocks it out of the park when it comes to both looks and the quality of the actual vaping experience. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better quality vape system with refillable pods at this price.

To have your questions about the SMOK Nord answered by an experienced professional, contact us and speak with a team member. We’ll help you make informed choices about vaping products so you can purchase them with confidence.

NOTE: The original SMOK Nord is no longer available and has been replaced by upgraded models. Find the latest SMOK devices here ➔

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the original SMOK Nord still available for purchase?

No, the original SMOK Nord has been discontinued and replaced by newer models. You can find the latest SMOK devices here.

How often do I need to charge the SMOK Nord?

The SMOK Nord’s performance remains largely consistent even at low battery, so plan to charge your device about once every two days.

What kind of e-liquid should I use with the SMOK Nord?

The SMOK Nord offers a high-quality experience when using both nicotine salt and freebase juices. For best results, use coils with lower resistance for freebase and coils with higher resistance for nic salt e-liquid.

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