Sep 20, 2012

A Review Of The Totally Wicked 'Odyssey' Electronic Cigarette

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After 23 years of smoking at least a pack a day, I quit about a year ago using electronic cigarettes. I've actually been vaping (smokers 'smoke' cigarettes, vapers 'vape' electronic cigarettes because they put out vapor, not smoke) for a little over two years now, but only electronic cigarettes exclusively for a year.

I've owned quite a few electronic cigarette models and various battery mods over the past two years (BluTornado, Tornado Tank, eGo-C, Torpedo DCT, Screwdriver MK2), but I now have a new all-time favorite: The Odyssey by Totally Wicked.

I received my Odyssey a couple days ago and have been vaping it constantly since. I absolutely love it. It's the best PV (personal vaporizer) I've ever owned and the only one I plan to use from now on.

I don't normally do e-cig reviews, but I wanted to do one for the Odyssey because I'm just that impressed with it. Before you read the review, check out the promo video:




REVIEW (Scale of 1 to 10)

APPEARANCE: 10

Damn this thing looks slick. I can't stop staring at it. Normally I'm reluctant to take a mod into a restaurant, but the Odyssey looks so fine that I want to take it everywhere and show it off. The windows on the tank are a brilliant idea, and the notches in the button, plinth, and drip tip are classy and show just how much thought Totally Wicked put into the Odyssey's design. The whole thing is absolutely gorgeous and the best looking PV available, in my opinion.



BUILD: 10

The Odyssey is solid, sturdy, and the craftsmanship is second to none. Mine has zero flaws/blemishes, and everything fits together perfectly and screws together smoothly. I've been getting a consistent vape with no leakage or other problems. The weight is perfect, and feels great in my hand. So much so that I don't want to put it down. The activation button also locks when you twist it, which is very nice. No awkward cap to fiddle with.


VAPE: 10

I've been getting a consistent vape with a nice throat hit and plenty of vapor. I primed the cartomizer with 30 drops of juice, filled the tank, and let it sit while the batteries charged. The flavor has been good and I never got a burnt taste. I was worried at first that going from a Torpedo DCT set at 4.3 volts to the Odyssey's 3.7 volt battery was going to give me an inferior vape by comparison, but I was pleasantly surprised by the Odyssey. The vape I'm getting is perfect for my taste.


BATTERY LIFE: 7.5

The battery life is good, but not great. I'm used to the Torpedo's 2200mAh battery, so going to a 900mAh feels like quite a step down. This isn't a complaint, really, because 900mAh isn't bad. And I'm assuming the reason for the 14500 batteries is the fact that they're slim, allowing the Odyssey itself to be slimmer, which I can appreciate. Again, this isn't a complaint, I'm just noting that the battery life isn't as superior as the rest of the Odyssey's features.



VALUE: 10

Overall, the Odyssey is beautiful, sturdy, vapes great, and should last the test of time. While $99.99 is no mere pittance, I don't think it's too much to ask for this level of quality. There is no doubt in my mind that I got my money's worth. Especially since it comes with a 5-year guarantee. You can't beat that.


OVERALL: 9.5

I highly recommend the Odyssey to newbies and veterans alike. I've been vaping for a couple of years now and have owned several mods, various tank systems, etc., and the Odyssey is by far my all-time favorite. I should also mention that the tank filling system is nothing short of brilliant. Never before has filling a tank been so easy and with no risk of getting juice on my hands. The filling system isn't an improvement, it's a brand new, awesome feature that completes the Odyssey as the most badass PV available. You can learn more about the Odyssey and purchase your own here.

Cheers, and happy vaping!

13 Responses so far

  1. Anonymous says:

    Roger all that.

  2. Unhappy odyssey buyer says:

    Mine is crap 3 battery's a day it gos through, floods all the time(I don't pull hard) and battery lock is so stiff I have to use pliers to lock it. I'll be doing a honest review that I will actually pay to advertise so people don't waste their money like I did

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for that info "Unhappy Odyssey Buyer". It's always good to hear other people's thoughts/reviews on products.

    Totally wicked NEED to manufacture an E-cig whereby the battery LASTS A LONG TIME!! A full day at least!

    I was considering buying an Odyssey, but I don't think I'll bother now.
    I don't like the "cartomiser" idea! I prefer a seperate atomiser, the cost to replace is cheaper!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I got my odyssey about a month back and had problems, same lock problem, needed to use pliers, bit of leakage, dead cart, faulty contact plate, rang TW, spoke to liam and nathan on a couple of occasions, they spoke to the designer and figured out what was causing my problems and sent me out replacement parts to fix them, apart from a duff battery(which they replaced) everything works fine now, as for battery life i was having to use 2 mega twist 1000ma batteries a day with the eGo-c, just the same as i'm doing now so no noticable difference there, it gives me the best vape ever and i wouldn't be put of by a couple of initial troubles, just call them up and let them quickly sort it out, 10/10 for me.

  5. Kai says:

    I brought an odyssey out of curiosity, didn't expect much after reading several negative reviews, but was pleasantly surprised. My odyssey developed a fault with the connection but after ringing customer service a replacement has been sent out.People should remember that what totally wicked have done with the odyssey is new ground, and with anything new there will always be tweaks needed in its early stages, but totally wicked are good on their words, the product is one which I am glad I brought and was not biased against the company simply for the sake of adjoining others opinions to fit in. Thousands have brought them and are happy, I've seen about ten bad reviews...do the maths, use your own mind, buy one, you won't be disappointed.

  6. luke says:

    to the unhappy odyssy buyer did you actually speak to totally wicked about your problem? I mean I have used several companies since I've been vaping and if you speak to them they solve your problems pretty fast I mean as well totally wicked I use liberro and rok and I'm always left smiling after words just explain the problem and then as mentioned by other people bam and the problem is solved.

  7. Marcel Smid says:

    I have bought one too, i like the looks, and the vape is very good also, but i have problems with the fire button, sometimes i push it in and nothing happens, other moments it works perfect, really have no clue what is wrong with it.. any tips ?

  8. Mark League says:

    I'm also unhappy with my Odyssey e-cig. I've gone through several of the TW models and each time that I upgraded, I was very happy. This time however, I cannot recommend the unit. The biggest problem for me is the incessant flooding of the cartomizer and the seemingly short life span Of these carts. I can handle replacing a cartomizer weekly, but the flooding is really getting old. I've replaced cartomizers and recently, replaced the O-rings on both sides of the tank. Less than a tank later, I am clearing my precious juice again due to floods. I really foresee myself going back to my VVV and DCTs. That was a pretty good set up. This unit has really been frustrating and I have steered friends away from it.

    I've only had mine switch on in my pocket a time or two and both times, I am pretty sure that I did not turn the knob to disable it. It can be tough to turn to loch and unlock though. If not for the flooding, I'd say this unit is ok. It isn't a great improvement in performance, but it looks great.


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  10. Chiziola says:

    I have had massive issues with the Odyssey, I treated myself to one and have regretted it from day one. It takes ages to prime, it floods, it turns itself on in my pocket. All in all a terrible bit of kit, I am currently waiting on Totally Wicked to decide on how to satisfy my complaint, have told them hands down I am not keeping the unit.

  11. Chiziola says:

    I have had massive issues with the Odyssey, I treated myself to one and have regretted it from day one. It takes ages to prime, it floods, it turns itself on in my pocket. All in all a terrible bit of kit, I am currently waiting on Totally Wicked to decide on how to satisfy my complaint, have told them hands down I am not keeping the unit.

  12. Hi Chiziola,

    I'm sorry to hear you've had trouble with your Odyssey. I always put about 35 drops into my atomizer to prime it, and that usually did the trick and only took a few minutes. I've also had very little trouble with mine flooding. Be sure that you don't drag on it without pressing the button. It doesn't have to be primed that way like the older PV's did. And when it starts to flood, you can snap the tank up against the tip, which covers the holes on the atomizer and allows you to drag directly from the tank without sucking more liquid into it. As far as it firing in your pocket, are you turning the activation button into the locked position?

    I'm not saying I never had ANY trouble with my Odyssey. I did flood a few attys, and it took a bit of learning to figure out just how many drops were enough to prime it without using too much. I also ended up wearing out the locking mechanism on the button, but I had it for months before it wore out.

    Also, the new single coil Boge atomizers are awesome. I received a new Odyssey and a ton of Boge attys last Thursday, and the first atty I put in is still working perfectly. They're supposed to be practically unfloodable, and so far I believe it. Here is a video tutorial on how to prime a Boge atomizer. It's how I primed the one I'm using, and it worked perfectly. http://youtu.be/cp1j1qo61vs

    Totally Wicked has awesome customer service. I'm sure they'll get everything straightened out. Come back and let us know how it turned out.

    Thanks for the comment and good luck!

  13. Anonymous says:

    I too had a couple of teething problems with my Oddy,locking switch was almost impossible to turn and had tank leakage problems as well.
    One call to to the shop sorted all my problems out in one go, the lock switch had a couple of washers placed between the switch itself and the locking screw, its a simple matter to unscrew it and add the washers, this was done while i sat in comfort in the vape lounge with a coffee and a shop Oddy to vape with while i waited.
    The leaking tank was down to the o ring at the top of the tank having become damaged in some way by not using the cheeky little filler device, these where replaced by myself using a hair clip from one of the girls behind the counter.
    Problems solved and now i'm a very happy vaper!

    That was 11 months ago and the Oddy aint left my side since, it's in constant use and only ever floods if i forget to turn the switch off when it's put back in my pocket.Having done this quite a few times now i have learned that when you pull it out of your pocket and it's hotter than the fires of hell,you will be putting a new cartomiser in it that day.
    The heat melts the plastic seal at the base of the cartomiser and low and behold it starts to leak.
    Having a spare tank of some sort always helps as well.
    Oh and as far as batteries go, the best ones i've tried are the new 800mah Oddyssey batteries available from TW. Failing that try the efest 14500 700mah, these are very good as well.Both offer better vapour when used with the new boge carts and last much longer than the stock white Oddy battery.
    Happy vaping with your Oddys folks




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