North FT12000 Review

The North FT12000 is a popular disposable device that offers interesting functionality with its Crown Airflow Control. Underneath the surface beats the heart of a modern Smart Vape with all the features adult vapers demand. And in Auto Boost mode it earns the moniker "Freight Train", which is ostensibly what the FT acronym stands for. 

While this 16ml Freight Train may not rival the Soo Line in capacity, it does deliver a puff count of up to 15,000 in Discrete Mode. 

All the top flavors with adult vapers are available but the North FT12000 Collection also offers a few unique flavors as well. These include some tropical fruit vape combinations, and a cactus beverage inspired vape. This is not the usual paint by numbers mint, mango, watermelon, and blue razz flavor line-up.

But the North FT12000 is facing down a very stacked market of innovative designs optimized for MTL, draw-activated vaping and the fruit flavors popular with veteran adult vapers. How does the North FT12000 appear when measured against such stern competition?

Disposable Vapes

Adult vapers have shown a distinct preference for disposable vapes for several compelling reasons. Firstly, disposables offer unparalleled convenience; there's no need for refilling or coil changes, making them ideal for on-the-go lifestyles. Additionally, disposables are user-friendly, requiring no setup or maintenance, which is particularly appealing for those new to vaping, considering making a switch or for veteran seeking a hassle-free experience. The disposable vape collection at Mi-Pod carries a wide-range of adult friendly devices which are the cost-effective products which US adult vapers prefer.

The variety of flavors found in disposable vapes, including the unique offerings from lines like the North FT12000, cater to adult preferences. Most adult vapers have long ago rejected faux-bacco vapes, which rely on flavors every bit as artificial as blue raspberry. In fact, a recent study found that flavor bans increase cigarette sales.


The evolution of disposable technology, such as improved battery life, smart displays, boosted performance and flavoring enhancing coils has consolidated the popularity of disposable vapes in the face of tobacco flavored and far more expensive competition from Big Tobacco.

Now it is time to look at the North FT12000.

North FT12000 Alternatives

There is some steep competition out on the market for the North FT12000. Below are just a few of the outstanding boosted disposable vapes. Also, a worthy contender is the Fifty Bar, a US assembled disposable vape with US made e-liquids. With the usual popular disposable vape flavors and a collection of Beard Vape Co. classics, it is a worthy alternative whether it has an LCD screen or not.

North FT12000 Alternatives

North FT12000 Specifications

  • E-liquid contents: 15ml
  • Nicotine Level: 50mg
  • Coil: Dual Mesh Coil
  • Puffs per Device: 12,000
  • Battery: 650mAh, rechargeable via USB-C
  • Crown Dial Adjustable Airflow Settings: Discrete, Full Flavor, Auto Boost
  • Digital Screen: E-Liquid and Battery Meters

North FT12000 Features

The major features of the North FT12000 are some unique flavor twists and the Crown Airflow Control Dial. Most disposable vapes have a switch on the base of the device to control airflow. These are linked to the power mode as well. The exceptions are the Rif Bar Turbo-X and Spaceman 20K Prism. These devices have discrete controls for both power and airflow control. But in most modern disposable vapes the airflow and power modes are synchronized. This is also the case with the North FT12000.

What does make this device a bit different is that it has three modes: Discrete, Full Flavor, and Auto Boost. An exact wattage breakdown is not provided, but since it is using the same voltage batteries as the Lost Mary MT12000 Turbo and Geek Bar Pulse, it is fair to assume discrete mode is around 10-watts and Auto Boost is in the neighborhood of 20-watts.

Vaping the North FT12000

This is a lot of power for a 5 percent nic salt e-liquid. Also, you will slash your puff count and battery life is the strongest mode. The pulse side is that Auto Boost delivers a potent nearly direct-lung level of hit, while the intensity of the flavor is not diluted by the increased airflow. The Dual Plaid Mesh Coil, perhaps the second disposable vape to take inspiration from a certain EV company, is excellent. It draws out great flavor and reliably worked throughout the life of the device. Switching between modes, and staying in the same mode for prolonged periods, did not result in dry hits.

With FT apparently standing for "Freight Train", the North FT12000 is mercifully free of space and rocket ship imagery that looks to be ripped straight out of 1960s Americana. The display is described as immersive. But in fact, the fact it is reasonably sized and discrete is a bit of a relief.

Large screens on disposable vapes are a throwback to the mod era but also a bit depressing. A reminder of the innovation and technology that could instead be applied to ultra-efficient refillable devices that would benefit adult vapers. If not for the Deeming Rules, we could potentially have US manufactured geo-fenced vape pods, locking smart vapes with security keys and blue tooth, and more efficient battery usage. Alas, we are left with easy-to-use disposable vapes and outmoded tobacco-industry cig-a-likes. Only Off Stamp has attempted to address this technological stifling with the eco-friendlier Off Stamp SW9000. But even that is a half-measure heavily constrained by foolish regulations.

Disposable Vape Flavors

As is the case in nearly every consumed beverage and snack, the most popular flavors feature a very limited set of popular and easily recognized artificial flavors. This is also true in the vaping industry, with old standbys like mint, grape, strawberry, watermelon, blue raspberry, and peach provide the raw material for great flavors. Studies show that vapers, no matter their age, prefer these flavors to e-liquids infused with the artificial flavors of tobacco.

North FT12000 Flavor Collection

North FT12000 Flavor Review

The North FT12000 has some unique takes on popular flavors. It is not just a laundry list of the top flavors with adult vapers. This is nice, as there is certainly a glut of mint, Miami Mint, Blue Razz Ice and Mango on the market. Their flavors are extremely well-balanced and executed, although certain to satisfy a sweet tooth in many cases.

Apple Gummies North FT12000

The Apple Gummies flavor for the North FT12000 perfectly captures the essence of biting into a sweet and slightly tart green apple gummy confection, but with a blast red juicy flavor. It's an exquisite blend that balances the natural fruitiness of apple with the sugary delight of gummy chews, offering a vaping experience that's both nostalgic and refreshingly contemporary.

Raspberry Grape North FT12000

The Raspberry Grape North FT12000 melds the rich, velvety flavors of ripe raspberries and lush grapes into a vaping experience that is both deep and invigorating. This flavor stands out for its ability to capture the essence of both fruits, presenting a perfect harmony between the tartness of the raspberry and the sweet, plump juiciness of purple Concord grape. Blue Crystal North FT12000 

Blue Crystal North FT12000

The Blue Crystal FT12000 is a unique berry and ice flavor, with gusts of cool menthol merging with a tart and sweet berry base. Not quite a blue razz, it has a bit more depth but falls in this genre of popular and nostalgic vape flavors. No carnival is complete with a crystal reading, making Blue Crystal natural rival to the summer flavor of blue raspberry.

Apple Peach North FT12000

The Apple Peach North FT12000 is a masterful marriage of crisp, fresh apple flavors with the lush, juicy sweetness of ripe peaches. This combination delivers a smooth, refreshingly sweet vape that tantalizes the taste buds with every puff. The apple provides a crisp undertone that perfectly complements the soft, fragrant peach overtones, creating a harmonious blend that is both invigorating and soothing.

Strawberry Banana North FT12000

The Strawberry Banana flavor from the North FT12000 lineup is a classic yet delightful combination that perfectly encapsulates the creamy richness of ripe bananas with the sweet, tangy essence of fresh strawberries. This flavor is like a smoothie that you can vape, offering a deliciously creamy and fruity experience with every puff. A very solid version of an extremely popular flavor with adult vapers.

Kiwi Dragon Fruit North FT12000

The Kiwi Dragon Fruit North FT12000 combines the exotic flavors of vibrant kiwi and luscious dragon fruit to create a vape experience that's as refreshing as it is unique. This flavor profile blends the tangy, sweet taste of kiwi with the subtle, mildly sweet notes of dragon fruit. Typically tropical, these are a couple of bold vape flavors that just work well together. Particularly if you are looking for a break from the typical fare.

Cherry Lemon North FT12000

The Cherry Lemon North FT12000 flavor is a refreshing blend that combines the tartness of cherry with the zesty punch of lemon, resulting in a vibrant and invigorating vape experience. This flavor captures the essence of a classic cherry lemonade, with a perfectly balanced sweet and sour profile that energizes the senses and refreshes the palate with every puff. Cherry is spiking in popularity with adult vapers for good reason. It really adds a nice and zesty kick.

Cactus Jack North FT12000

Cactus Jack North FT12000 is not named after the wrestler Mick Foley. And it does not taste like a dusty succulent. It was inspired by the popular and sweet cactus beverages that are dotting store shelves. It is a unique vape flavor and brings an intriguing and exotic twist to the vaping experience. Super refreshing, it stands out for its distinctive lightness and slight sweetness, offering a crisp and hydrating mouthfeel that is unusual for a nic salt vape.

Blueberry Lemon North FT12000

The Blueberry Lemon North FT12000 combines the sweet and tangy flavors of ripe blueberries and zesty lemons to create a zesty berry medley flavor. This flavor profile is reminiscent of a homemade blueberry lemonade, which is refreshing in the extreme. A great example of how characterizing vape flavors simply resemble popular adult themed beverages, as this would work well if the artificial flavors were adapted for a 21+ hard seltzer.

Cherry Pomegranate North FT12000

Cherry Pomegranate North FT12000 perfectly blends the deep, rich flavors of cherries and the tart, juicy essence of pomegranates. This flavor offers a complex and layered taste experience, where the boldness of cherry and the sharp sweetness of pomegranate collide to create a vibrant, full-bodied vape. It might appear overly sweet on paper but does not tire the tastebuds.

Strawberry Watermelon North FT12000

Strawberry Watermelon North FT12000 is a popular and summer themed vape that mixes the succulent sweetness of strawberry flavor with the refreshing crispness of vape juice watermelon. Bursting with flavor, making it an ideal choice for those who love their vape sweet, refreshing, and endlessly confection and fruit inspired vapes.

Kiwi Pineapple North FT12000

Kiwi Pineapple North FT12000 fuses the exotic tartness of kiwi with the tropical sweetness of pineapple to create a vivid, mouthwatering flavor sensation. This vape flavor is bursting with tangy and sweet notes, making every puff a delightful escape to a tropical paradise. It's an incredibly refreshing blend that stands as a testament to the perfect marriage of these two fruit flavors, providing a zesty and sweet vape experience that's hard to put down.

Our Verdict

In summary, the North FT12000 Disposable Vape series presents a formidable lineup in the crowded vape market, offering an eclectic array of flavors that cater to a wide range of palates. From the refreshing tartness of the Cherry Lemon to the exotic blend of Kiwi Pineapple, each flavor is crafted to deliver a distinct and memorable vaping experience.

The combination of rich, authentic tastes with the convenience of a disposable design makes the North FT12000 a standout choice for both seasoned vapers and newcomers alike. Its commitment to quality and flavor diversity not only sets it apart from competitors but also highlights its appeal as a top-tier option in the evolving world of vaping.

The plaid coil is excellent, and the Crown Dial with its 3-settings is perfect for those looking for a bit of flexibility. It has the power throw down in Auto Boost mood but is really designed to function as a discrete and draw-activated disposable device for adults seeking refreshing vape flavors and satisfaction.

A freight train carries no passengers, making any 'all-aboard' analogies a bit tortured, by the North FT12000 does deliver the goods in terms of satisfaction and flavor. 

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