OBS Bat Mod 218W Review | First Mod from OBS

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OBS Bat Mod 218W intro

The OBS Bat Mod is the first mod from atomizer manufacturer OBS, most well known for their Engine RTA. The Bat is a dual-18650 mod with a centered 510 pin that claims to have maximum 218-watt power output. It has customizable LED’s on the front, and in keeping with the superhero theme we’ve seen lately (like the Vaptio Wall Crawler), it boasts a Batman aesthetic, even showing a similar logo on power-up.

Colors: red, blue, white, black, and yellow.

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OBS Bat Mod 218W specs and features

Initial impressions and features

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The Bat Mod is impressively solid and well-built — a little heavy, but not too heavy. The LED’s are two arrow-shaped cutouts that look like they’re pointing at the screen from above and below it. Of course, you can use the settings to turn them off if you want.

The mod itself is 32 mm at its widest point, but due to the design of the platform even a 28 mm atomizer overhangs ever so slightly (but still doesn’t look too bad). Anything under that won’t overhang. I would’ve preferred the ability to handle 30 mm atomizers without overhang.

Wattage mode performance

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This mod performs well! It’s usually within a few watts of the displayed settings. The output is always smooth and consistent, and the mod never gets hot or warm in my stress testing.

The voltage output also fell a little short of the stated spec. Usually when mods list 8.4 as their max voltage it’s a theoretical number rather than a real one, because 8.4 is about the input voltage of fully charged batteries which also indicates that the mod has no boost circuit. Due to battery sag under load, no mod can put out full battery voltage without a boost circuit. Still I got 7.258 volts with a 0.5-ohm coil, which is right in line with most dual battery mods that don’t have boost circuits.

The OBS Bat measured a 42-amp max, which is above average for a dual battery mod. The average these days is 40. Overall I find this to be an excellent performer that is average or above for a dual battery mod in all three tests and gets close enough to its listed specs that I’d describe it as accurate.

Temperature control performance

There is no TCR mode per se, but you can set TCR values after selecting your choice of Ni, Ti, or SS modes. I used SS316 wire with the default SS mode set to a TCR value of 00092. I tested six builds, ranging from single round round wire in spaced single and dual coils to fancy single- and dual-coil builds. Overall I was pretty impressed with the performance of this mod.

In 2017 we saw a lot of good temperature control mods that don’t cost an arm and a leg, and the OBS Bat is right there with them. It’s been smooth and consistent and has great ramp up. Even switching between builds I didn’t have to adjust any settings. Wattage can be set in TC mode all the way up to the full 218 watts. There is no limit on power in temp control. It throttles back nicely and is never “pulsey.”

The mod does tend to hit a little on the low side. I like a warm vape, and every build I’ve used has worked well in the 460-480° F range, so I recommend starting off around 430° F then working your way up until you get the vape you want. It has good dry hit protection under 500° F. Beyond that point, you might get a dry hit. I think most will find the vape they like in the 430-480° F range, which is pretty much the way it should be. Overall, I find the OBS Bat Mod to be a solid performer in temp control.

Features and other information

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I’ve tested ten different atomizers on this mod with no issues at all. Pulling and wiggling the 510 connection causes no problems or drops in performance. The mod is solid with no button rattle at all. The fire button is large and clicky and has a nice texture — similar to the Vaporesso Switcher button’s texture. The screen is large and bright with all the info you’d want, including individual battery monitors.

The battery door is a standard magnetic back plate, and locks into place without any gaps. The battery tray allows for easy exchange of batteries and shouldn’t damage your battery wraps. The LED’s are programmable with different colors and options and can also be completely turned off.

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How to use the mod

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Anyone who has used a SMOK mod in the past will learn this one easily. Due to SMOK’s popularity, it’s no surprise OBS modeled the menu after theirs. It’s nearly identical to the SMOK Alien Mod.

Clicking five times locks and unlocks the device. Three clicks enters the menu. Once in the menu, you can click Fire or use the up and down buttons to scroll. To enter a sub menu, hold Fire. When you select power mode you have the option of a soft, normal, or hard preheat.

When you select Temperature mode you have to select wire type (Ni, Ti, or SS), then set your wattage, then set the TCR. Above 100 watts, the Bat adjusts in 1.0-watt increments. Below 100 watts, it has 0.1-watt increments. When you hit the maximum or minimum, it round robins back to the opposite end of the settings. The Bat is very straightforward and simple to use.

Likes

  • Power performance
  • Temperature control performance is solid
  • Easy-to-use menu system
  • Accurately rated
  • Full power allowed in TC mode
  • Build quality
  • Sleek
  • simple design
  • Centered 510 pin
  • Bright screen
  • No button rattle
  • Large fire button
  • Pre-heat options
  • TCR adjustments
  • Paint job
  • Looks and comfortable shape
  • Price

Dislikes

  • No boost circuit
  • No full TCR mode
  • No customizable preheats or watt curve mode
  • Wattage adjustment is slow in power mode
  • No shortcut to adjust watts in TC mode
  • Doesn’t handle 30 mm atomizers without overhang

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Geekvape Blade Kit Review: A Lot To Love

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Introduction – The Blade Kit 235W By Geekvape

The Geekvape Blade mod is the latest from a brand that has released some great products as of late. This young brand has been making waves and innovating with every single release, building a huge base of vape fans along the way, fans like me who eagerly await the announcement of every new bit of gear they release.

From the indestructible Aegis mod, to the wildly popular Ammit RTA, the Zeus RTA and the new, out of this world original Loop RDA which I cannot wait to get my grubby paws on. Geekvape doesn’t only produce winners in the performance field, their gear is uber sexy looking too, with sleek lines, great balance and top quality finishes.

The subject of today’s review is a symphony of hard hitting dual 21700 performance and trippy, eyecatching looks: it’s the GeekVape Blade 235W kit, complete with the smooth hitting Aero Tank and Blade Mod…let’s take a closer look.

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What’s In The Box

  • 1 x 235 W Blade Mod
  • 1 x Aero Tank
  • 1 x IM1 O.4 Ohm Coil Head
  • 1 x IM4 0.15 Ohm Coil Head
  • Spare Glass
  • Micro USB Cable
  • 1 x Dual 18650 Battery Adaptor
  • User Manualblade kit 235w open

Features Mod

  • Dimensions: 95 x 52 x 38 mm
  • Lightweight aircraft grade PPS chassis
  • Weight 112g without battery
  • Supports dual 18650 (with adaptor), 20700s or 21700s
  • Resistance: 0.05-0.3 Ohm
  • Wattage: 5 -235 Ohm
  • Modes: Power/TC/TCR/VPC and Bypass
  • 0.015S Fire speedblade kit 235w contents

Features Tank

  • Dimensions: 25 x 45mm
  • 4 ml Capacity
  • IM1 Coil, 0.4 Ohm (40-60W)
  • IM4 Coil. 0.15 Ohm (60-80W)
  • 510 Threaded
  • Top fill
  • Bottom adjustable airflow

Build Quality & Design

Blade Mod

On opening the high quality black and orange, GeekVape box packaging, well…I almost cried, so beautiful was my one-of-a-kind StarryNight mod…the mod is also available in Crytal Sand, Black and a very cool pink and purple cartoon colour, lovingly named “Poppy”.
blade kit 235w handOf course, the names of this collection are somewhat reminiscent of Van Gogh paintings, we’ll leave that there.

What I love about the Starry Night is that every one printed is different, with unique rainbow swirls that bring to mind distant galaxies, carpets in Vegas and just about anything that might have killed our braincells back in the 90’s…or 2000’s for that matter.blade kit 235w 510

The mod is by no means small, it is, however…extremely light weight, made with aircraft grade PPS, an organic polymer that’s battle tested and stands up like a champion to all kinds of heat and chemical bombardments…in other words, this Geekvape Blade ought to be a durable bugger!

From the top, where a deep, springy 510 connect sits in a disk like SS, tank seating…the Blade is the shape of a somewhat squat shield, 6 sided, with the bottom of the shield being the top of the side that is home to the fire button, screen, adjustment buttons and micro USB port, all in a line, in that order from top to bottom and all on a shiny black, plastic panel.. with top and bottom shaped into points so that the panel is also 6 sided.

The fire button, round and featuring that concentric ring texturing that we all love so much, is surrounded by an LED ring, which will light up slime GREEN around the button when clicked…and it is clicky.

The adjustment buttons, which are just below the 1 inch OLED screen, are hexagonal and have a clear + and – marked on them.

The base has very light silver print branding on it.blade kit 235w base

The mod is entirely unadorned, except of course for the magnificent print finish, which feels like the softest velvet and brings tears to your easily pleased eyes.

The top three sides of that shield extend to form the battery cover, which sits inside your palm and is easy to remove with the help of near invisible tabs halfway down the mods length, on either side the door.

The top third of the door has six elongated holes in it, backed with metal, with holes drilled in so that every elongated hole has three holes visible inside it, so there are, essentially 18 small battery ventilation holes.

Inside the battery chamber, which takes dual cells, you’ll find the plastic 18650 adaptor already fitted, take it out and you’ll see the where dual 21700s or 20700s can fit nice and snug.

The mod is beautifully ergonomic, if a little on the wide side, in order to make space for those large 21700 cells, side by side. It does, on the bright side, take even the chunkiest 25mm tank with ease.

Geekvape Aero Tank

The Aero tank is black and quite beautiful too, very sleek and minimalist, with no knurling on the bottom airflow adjustment ring…where two massive 15mm slots give this tank its breezy name. They are easy to adjust even without knurling so some good machining from GeekVape, as per usual.blade kit 235w aero exploded

Knurling on the tapered top cap gives away the top fill system, just one small twist to the left and the cap pops off, revealing two huge fill slots. The cap replaces just as easily.

The thick cast, black delrin 810 drip tip sits on a 2mm raised ring, for comfort and heat protection and I had no trouble fitting my other 810 tips, those without 0-rings.

The stainless steel tank breaks down with absolute ease and is excellently machined.

How Does The GeekVape Blade Perform?

The Geekvape Blade mod is not only a looker, it performs like a champion too. I used it with a few of my heavy-loaded RTA’s to test the upper wattage arena and was impressed by the heat distribution and the coolness of this PPS material, even when the mod was being drilled to the max.

With the help of a user manual that’s been printed with rare finesse, I was able to navigate my modes with ease, try out the VPC (variable power curve) mode and navigate the menu system with little confusion.

I found the Temp Control for Ni and SS to be effective and easy to master, as with the VPC mode, which I always like to fiddle with.blade kit 235w vents

I found the compatibility of the mod to be a huge plus, where battery types are concerned. The fact that you can pop in your 20700s when your 21700s go flat, and your 18650s after that, made for some protracted and very enjoyable vaping on this psychedelic setup.

I really like the fire button, for texture, click and effectiveness and while there’s nothing groundbreaking or different in this mod’s full length list of features, the fact that all features work a charm, the ramp is ultra-fast and the mod insanely gorgeous and rugged at the same time, well…these things are enough to make me a happy reviewer.

I really LOVED the Geekvape Aero tank for the first week, until one of the included coils revealed its low lifespan. The tank has such a smooth airflow, is so easy to open and fill and really, I felt the smoothness of the airflow, even when very restricted, the smooth sound and feel, to be very agreeable.

Flavour was excellent, as was cloud but I’ll cover that in more detail in the coils section.

How To Fill The Aero Tank

  • Screw off the top cap
  • Fill through a slotblade kit 235w aero fill

How To Change the Coil

  • Unscrew the glass from the tank base
  • Unscrew the coil head from its seating
  • Replace
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Stock Coil Performance

My first taste on the installed IM1 coil, even at a conservative 40W was mmmmhhmmmm, freaking delicious. Both coils deliver exceptional flavour and only slightly less exceptional vapour within their given ranges but sadly I found the lifespan of the IM4 coil, the higher wattage coil, to be less than satisfactory, which is a pity.

To be fair though, I would buy these coils again, in spite of the 10 day lifespan, because I know I gave them a run for their money and the flavour was just so excellent!

I later noticed that the IM4 is Ni80, where as the IM1 is Kanthal, so maybe a Kanthal IM4 would have been a better idea, since Ni80 tends to have a slightly diminished lifespan.

While using the IM1- my sweet spot sat around 50W, a rich and flavourful vape with the excellent airflow system on the AERO.

For the IM4, I vaped at a constant 75W…also profound flavour and vapour until, after just more than a week, I started to taste a burn. I intend to give these a thorough rinse and dry, as that often takes care of the burn taste, who knows, maybe I’ll enjoy another week on this IM4 yet.

How To Operate the Menu System

  • 5 Clicks on or off
  • 3 Clicks to access mode system
  • +/- To scroll
  • Hold fire to select
  • Press and hold fire and + or – to adjust brightness

How To Replace The batteriesblade kit 235w battery chamber

  • Pop off the battery cover
  • If using 18650s be sure to use the adaptor
  • Insert batteries according to the mnarkers in the chamber

Battery Life

The green LED on that fire button, and the screen, which is fairly simple, take very little power and I found the battery life to be excellent for 18650s, 20700s and 21700s.

On a high wattage use, say 80-140W, intermittent, dual 2500’s ran for 7 hours, my 3000mAh 20700s, approximately 1.5 hours more and 4000mAh 21700s, just over 2.5 hours more than that. Not too shabby!

Pros

  • Mind-boggling colour options
  • Ergonomic handfeel with a velvety finish
  • Compatible with 3 battery types
  • Totally massive wattage range
  • Excellent battery life
  • Ultra smooth airflow
  • Awesome flavour and cloud on both coil heads
  • Easy tank breakdown

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Even with mobile phones and laptops being omnipresent today, wall-mounted clocks have a lot of takers. These have not still lost their charm and are liked by people as an item of necessity. There are even automatic wall clocks that are electronic in operations and run on battery power. Find out about the different types of modern wall clock that you can consider choosing from.

Theme Clocks
Such types of clocks are designed in keeping with a specific theme. These can be in animal shapes, such as those of butterflies, lions or bears. You can also find them in Steering Wheel shapes or Food shapes, as well as Sport theme clocks that can help you to show your love for the sports teams of your choice. It is possible to find wall clocks in historic themes, such as those inspired by the popular Victoria station or Paddington themes. You may also find wall clocks with a children theme, such as teaching dial wall clocks. No matter what the theme is, it is fun as well as amusing to collect such clocks and use them in your home or give as gifts to a loved one.

Modern Wall Clock

Ornamental / Decorative Wall Clocks
These are stylish in form, and appeal to people who are design conscious in nature and are concerned with the practicality of such clocks as well. You can find modern wall clock in many varieties. These are not limited only to glass case wall clocks having an elegant cut and coming with gold rotating pendulum, glass pendulum etc and the ability to also work as calendars. Such types of clocks should not be ignored during home decoration.

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Modern Decorative Pendulum Wall Clock

Spiritual / religious wall clocks
Wall clocks of this variety generally have inspirational poems or quotes in the backdrop, wonderful images of religious figures, small quartz elements and more. The most famous modern wall clock models have Roman or Arabic numerals. These can have religious motifs or common spiritual symbols such as stars, cross or doves.

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Minimalistic clocks
These come in simple, minimalistic designs and shapes, which can be ideal for homes with basic decor items and furniture. Despite having simple designs, these clocks can look fetching and add to the overall aesthetics of your home space. It is possible to get this type of modern wall clock in classy as well as contemporary themes. Choose one that runs on batteries, so that you do not have to waste time in winding the clock again and again.

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Such clocks are designed and created particularly for practical usage, and come with strong and robust features – such as 24 hours display, metal case and more. These are mainly ideal for professional or office spaces. You can find many Commercial wall clocks, known better as ‘Corporate wall clocks’ in many countries, and usually have a steel or expensive exotic wood finish. Designers across the globe are experimenting with unconventional materials and new ideas, in order to create modern wall clock in sleek corporate designs.

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CoilArt Mage RTA V2 Review | This Mage Caused Me Rage

Introduction to the CoilArt Mage RTA V2

To prevent repetition on aesthetics – the CoilArt Mage RTA V2 is identical to the stock coil version in look and build – please check out my previous review here.Coilart Mage RTA v2 reviewAs stated there, I’m a fan of the appearance and there’s no reason to say differently here, other than to comment that the V2 also comes in gun-metal grey. I think this colour slightly edges the black in terms of my preference but that’s entirely subjective.

Disclaimer: I received the CoilArt Mage RTA V2 for the purpose of this review. All opinions are based on my own experience.

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What’s in the box:

Let’s just dive straight in; the Mage V2 comes neatly packaged and includes;

  • 1 x Coilart Mage RTA V2
  • 1 x extra Bubble glass
  • 1 x bag of spare parts
  • User manual & Warranty
  • Quality Certificate Card

Kit contents of coilart mage v2 rta

Specs and features

  • Height: 44mm
  • Diameter: 24 mm
  • Capacity with rubber seal removed: 3.5ml
  • Capacity with bubble glass: 5.5ml
  • Drip Tip: 810 & a 510 drip tip adaptor
  • 24K gold plated stainless steel postless deck for dual or single coil build
  • 29 x 1mm diameter honey comb airholes
  • Adjustable bottom airflow – triple slots
  • Unscrew top fill
  • Threading: gold-plated non-adjustable 510 pin

Available colors: black golden | black red | black rosegolden |gun metal | golden | SS

Design and Build Quality

For all the reasons I liked the Mage subtank – the design, knurling, airflow and ease of refilling – I equally like the Mage RTA V2. There’s nothing further to add, it looks great and feels high quality.Coilart Mage V2 rta with frosted tank

Build Deck

I’m going to focus this review on the deck. It’s very similar in style to the Vandy Vape Kylin Mini with that honeycomb airflow. The Kylin was extremely easy to build on, so I had high hopes, but I was left very disappointed.
Coilart mage v2 rta vs kylinPersonally, I found the Mage RTA V2 to be a bit of a nightmare. Everything about it is fiddly, from trying to fit two coils in without them touching, to the poor-quality grub screws that stripped on the slightest impact and the difficulty in getting the coil legs to connect to the screws and stay in place. This tank is not for the faint-hearted, it requires patience, skill and time.

Perhaps if you’re a seasoned builder this tank doesn’t present the list of challengers that it will for others but I struggled with it immensely.

Let me break-down why:

The post screws hit the coil the wrong way. If you have a flat coil the screw pushes up against it and bends the coil all out of shape. This impacts on positioning. You get the coil in place but the stress that the screws put on the coil legs means that the coil will twist.

It’s extremely difficult to clamp down the coils correctly and even harder getting a second coil in the right position and preventing it from hitting the first.

On the CoilArt website it looks easy.Coilart mage rta v2 dual coil

The reality is different!coilart mage rta 2 build

There’s very little space for two coils, meaning you need the exact right number of wraps, and for the coils to be small in diameter. If you make your own coils maybe this is less of an issue, but if you buy pre-made coils you’ll have to be very particular about what you get.

Trying to get the coils in place and sit straight without touching anything is very difficult. These coils were only 2.5mm in diameter.build on coilart mage 2 rta

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How Does CoilArt Mage SubTank Perform?

If you nail the build stage exactly right this is a great vape. The vapour production is insane and the flavour superb. The way the airflow hits the coils is perfect and the design of the chimney means the overall result is an incredibly smooth and flavourful warm vape.coilart mage v2 rta deck and tank

I didn’t experience any leaking and refilling was a breeze. It’s a standout RTA and gives better flavour than others I’ve tried.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Easy to unscrew topfill due to grippy knurling
  • Large juice holes
  • Good eliquid capacity
  • Looks good and nice build quality
  • No leaks
  • Bubble glass to increase capacity provided

Cons:

  • Tricky to build – do not underestimate just how tricky!
  • Recommend for advanced builders only

Final Verdict

This is a great looking tank at an affordable price but I really can’t recommend it to anyone who doesn’t have the time, patience, and tools to get it up and running. This tank boils down to one question, is it worth the effort?

For you it might well be, for me it most certainly isn’t. Yes it edges on flavour but not enough for the sheer amount of frustration that goes into installing the coils and this is all down to the screw placement. Had CoilArt taken a leaf out of the Vandy Vape Kylin Mini and designed the screws to come in from the ends rather than the sides it would have made coiling the tank so much easier and, as a result, this would have been a knock-out winner.

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Augvape Intake RTA Review – A Mike Vapes Project – So How Did I Take To It?

An Ideal RTA For Those Who Like A VERY Restricted DTL Draw

Augvape and indeed YouTube reviewer Mike Vapes have been knocking it out the park lately and the Augvape Intake RTA is the first collaboration between the two.

AUGVAPE-INTAKE-RTA-reviewThe Intake RTA is a single coil with a unique airflow that for once is indeed unique as we’ll see later.

It’s a crowded single coil RTA market out there with some amazing tanks competing for top spot such as the AvidVape Ghost Inhale and the Vapefly Horus catching our reviewers eye.

So has the clever pipe system bringing the air in from the top to the bottom put this one at the front of the single coil pack?

Let’s take a closer look.

The Intake RTA was sent to me direct from Augvape – thank you – for the purpose of this review and as always my thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Inside the Box

The usual Augvape tube style packaging rather than a box and inside you’ll find:

  • 1 x Intake RTA
  • 1 x Glass Tube(2ml)
  • 1 x Screwdriver
  • 1 x 510 Adapter
  • 1 x Accessories Bagintake rta contents

Specs and Features

  • Co-designed by Augvape and Mike Vapes
  • 24mm diameter
  • 4.2ml or 2.5ml capacity
  • Top airflow in, bottom airflow out
  • Two-posts deck with open channels for single coils
  • Leak proof design
  • Top fill

Key Features

As the name might suggest the key feature here is the airflow.

What you have is two hollow tubes that ‘intakes’ the air from the top and channels it to the bottom of the tank before bouncing back slamming into the coils on its way up.

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The design makes this pretty much leak proof – more on that soon – and should do away with the dip in flavour some top airflow RTAs can have – more on flavour later too.

There’s two Cyclops style airflow ports and these are very small and narrow indeed – so a loose airy vape is not something you’ll expect from this one indeed as I’ll show later it’s very restricted.

intake airflow

OK, out of the box this has a 2.5ml e-liquid capacity but this can be switched out using the 4.2ml bubble glass.

Filling is as simple as unscrewing the top cap to reveal two smallish kidney shaped fill ports.

filling intake rta

Despite being a relatively small if a little cramped deck you should have no issues building given both post holes are open at the side making coil placement a doddle.

The RTA also comes with x2 810 drip tips – a rather low profile blue one and a chunkier black one and a 510 adaptor.

intake rta top cap

Do take note the bore from the top cap is very narrow so the width of your drip tip is going to make little if any difference apart from personal comfort.

Design and Build Quality

It’s fair to say Augvape make good looking vape gear – especially their mods such as the V200 and that gorgeous Templar RDA.

The Intake is maybe not as aesthetically pleasing as some RTAs on the market – indeed with the bubble glass on it does look at little clunky – especially with that large knurling on the top cap.

intake rta blue drip tip

Another design feature I don’t particularly like is the exposed gold deck peeping through the bottom of the tank nor do I think the shade of blue on the included drip tip is a particularly nice colour nor does it match the black version I received.

However as you might expect from Augvape those personal niggles aside the build quality is once again first rate.

Whilst the threads like most RTAs out of the box are a little tight they soon loosen up and whilst not silky they are well machined.

The Augvape Intake RTA is put together very well indeed with good machining with quality materials.

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How Does the Augvape Intake RTA Perform?

As I’ve already mentioned building on this is a doddle with those open sided post holes making it an absolute breeze to build on.intake rta review

There’s not a lot of room in there and I found having the coil as close the airflow intake as possible gave me the best flavour – and I mean as close as possible without touching the deck!

However and despite this being similar to a Genesis style deck the wicking can be a little tricky.

intake rta wicked

Being such a small deck means you’ll be using smaller coils and my first couple of builds using too much cotton gave me a poor flavour and a couple of dry hits.

The wicking holes are tiny so I was able to pack the coil and feather out the legs giving them room to swell once juiced up without choking them so to speak.

It might take a couple of goes but once you get it right it becomes second nature.

Filling is easy too with a simple bit of pressure on the top cap before a half twist anti-clockwise opens it up – similar to a bayonet fitting.

Flavour and Clouds From the Intake RTA

I have had x3 builds in there and found a 2.5mm Clapton coil around 0.3ohm gave me the best vape and I wicked with FUZZ which I find extremely easy to thin out to fit those tiny wicking ports.

At around 51 to 53w the vape was warm – cloudy and the flavour was good – not stand out but the better side of good.

intake coiled

I’m guessing the decent flavour comes from way the air has been channeled from top to bottom and the tight bore of the top cap.

Speaking of tight this is a restricted direct to lung draw [DTL] even with the air flow control wide open.

Personally I prefer a slightly looser draw however I soon got used to it but bare that in mind if you choose to buy it.

Cloud production will obviously be down to your build/cotton and e-juice – however using an 80/20 PG/VG mix the clouds whilst not spectacular were very good indeed – but for me this has been designed for flavour and whilst not amazing the flavour profile is on point.

Pros

  • Easy to build on
  • Good flavour
  • Good clouds
  • Clever airflow design
  • Leak proof
  • Sturdy
  • Bubble glass included
  • X2 810 drip tips
  • 510 adaptor
  • Decent price
  • Choice of colours: black – stainless steel – blue and gun metal

Cons

  • Very restricted draw
  • Tiny bore despite x2 810 drip tips
  • Wicking can be a little fiddly
  • Looks wise decidedly average
  • Not the best blue for a black drip tip
  • No coils included

Freemax Fireluke Tank Review

Ever wish you could vape on a miniature gumball machine? Well, thanks to the new Freemax Fireluke sub-ohm tank, now you can. But there is more to this device than a bubble glass tube, so I would definitely not refer to it as a simple novelty piece. Performance-wise, the Fireluke has been compared to the popular SMOK TFV8 Cloud Beast, so that should tell you a lot about its vapor production capabilities. The massive coil-heads are as impressive as they look, and then there’s the bundled RBA section that lets you build your own coil. This tank may look funny, but it’s no joke!

Freemax-Fireluke

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A Look at the Contents

The Freemax Fireluke sub-ohm tank comes in a massive cardboard box with a life-size picture of the tank and a flaming background, on the front, and a short description of the device, a list of kit contents and company information, on the back. After seeing the same type of packaging on so many devices these days, the different-looking box for the Fireluke was a breath of fresh air.

Inside the box, we have the tank sitting in a Styrofoam holder, and underneath that we have the accessories. The Fireluke tank comes with a pre-installed 0.15Ω sextuple coil-head, but can also be used with an included RBA base that comes packaged in a nice plastic tube. In the box, you also have a bag of spare parts (o-rings and grub screws for the RBA base), as well as a couple of large stapled coils for the RBA base, a small screwdriver, some Japanese organic cotton, and a smaller glass tube, in case the large bubble pre-installed on the tank doesn’t appeal to you. This smaller tube makes the Fireluke less conspicuous, but a reduced juice capacity of 4 ml. Finally, Freemax have also thrown in a user manual, in case you have no experience with sub-ohm tanks and need to learn the basics. Otherwise, the tank has a simple and intuitive design, so you shouldn’t have a need for the manual.

Freemax-Fireluke-tank

Freemax has put together a really great package for the Fireluke. The tank itself and the included coil-head are more than worth the $29.99 price tag, but you also get a bonus RBA base, which allows you to use your own builds and save money on coil-heads. That’s probably why most manufacturers don’t include RBA sections in their tank kits, but Freemax do, and they deserve praise for it.

Design and Build Quality

One thing you ca definitely say about the Freemax Fireluke is that it looks different than most of the other tanks on the market today. That alone is a big pro in my opinion, but I’m also digging the gumball machine look. That said, I know for a fact that a lot of vapers think it’s downright ugly, and that’s ok, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Fireluke-fill-ports

Just so you know, though, that rounded glass tube serves a practical purpose. As any knowledgeable vaper will tell you, the close the atomization chamber is to your mouth, the better flavor you’ll get. The more vapor has to travel through the shaft before it reaches your mouth, the more muted the flavor. So what Freemax have done was make both the shaft and the glass section shorter and bulkier, to improve the flavor. If they hadn’t gone wide with the glass section, they would have ended up with lower e-liquid capacity.

That compromise also has a downside, however. You’ve probably figured it out already, just by looking at the tank, but I’m going to mention it anyway, just to be sure. Glass tanks are fragile by nature, so if you drop your mod on a hard surface, there’s a big chance you’ll crack the glass. With the Fireluke, you’ll almost definitely break it. This tank is advertised as 25 mm in diameter, but that’s only at the base. Around the glass section, it’s actually 32 mm in diameter, so it will overhang on virtually any mod. Even if you so much as accidentally knock down your device on a table, the tank will be the first thing to make contact. To be honest, the 5 ml glass tube that comes pre-installed on the Firelook feels thick and solid, but it’s still just glass. You just have to be extra careful with it is all I’m saying.

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The bubble glass section isn’t the only noteworthy design element of the Freemax Fireluke. It also comes in two variants – stainless steel and resin coating, with the latter being my personal favorite. I’m currently using the stainless steel version – which comes in silver and black – but that’s only because I’m saving the resin one for my collection. It’s just looks too damn special to risk damaging. The resin variant comes in a variety of colors, or primary colors, to be more precise, as every one of them is actually a mix of different colors.

The Freemax Fireluke measures 54 mm in length, 25 mm in diameter at the base, and 32 mm at its widest point, around the large glass tube. The drip tip on the stainless steel version is nothing to write home about. It’s basically a black wide bore sleeve-like tip sitting on a protruding metal shaft. The good news is that you can fit a standard 510 drip tip in that shaft, but the bad news is that it’s not going to look very well. The shaft has a couple of white silicone o-ring on the outside to keep the sleeve drip tip in place, and because the kit doesn’t come with a beauty ring, those o-rings remain visible with a 510 drip tip. There’s also no option for those 810 Goon-style drip tip, which is a subjective con. Same thing with the resin model, but at least those sleeves look good by default.

Fireluke-pin

The Fireluke has a convenient top filling system. Just unscrew the metal top cap to reveal two massive fill ports that actually allow you to pir the juice in straight from the bottle, without making a mess. Then we have the masive coil-head or RBA section – whichever you prefer – and at the base, we have two large airflow slots with which come with a metal stopper, making it easier to unscrew the base, should you need to. These are some of the largest slots I’ve ever seen on a tank, so if you’re worried about airflow, don’t be. Finally, on the base, we have a gold-plated adjustable 510 pin.

As I said in the beginning, I’m a fan of the gumball machine design of the Freemax Fireluke, and the build quality is right up there with the best of them. Apart from the lack of drip tip options, I really don’t have anything bad to say about it.

Setting Up

I recommend washing any tank before using it for the first time, but that goes double for the Freemax Fireluke. I saw a bit of leftover machining oil in the base of the tank and in the cover of the RBA section, so make sure you rinse it under warm water, before wiping the parts with a paper napkin.

Freemax-Fireluke-parts

If you plan on using this tank only with coil-heads, setting up is very simple. All you need to do is make sure that you drop some juice onto the cotton wicking before you fill up the tank, to make sue it’s saturated. Also, leave it for a good 15 minutes after filling it, to allow the cotton to absorb all the juice it needs.

The RBA section requires a bit more work, but if you’ve ever used a rebuildable atomizer before, it should be no trouble to work with. Luckily, Freemax opted for a classic Velocity style deck, so mounting your coils is about as easy as it gets. Make sure you save that flat head screwdriver included in the kit, because the grub screws on the side of the posts are really tiny, and more screwdrivers won’t fit.

Freemax-bubble-tank

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Once your coils are mounted and wicked, add a few drops of juice, put the tank back together and fill it up. I recommend you don’t stick too much cotton into the juice well of the RBA deck, because you need to leave some room for the e-liquid to come in from the tank. When it comes to wicking, I believe less is more, so don’t overdo it with the cotton.

How It Vapes

When I first heard the comparisons to the SMOK TFV8, I honestly thought people were exaggerating, but after having used the Freemax Fireluke for over two weeks, I can confirm that this tank really is all that and more.

The gumball machine design is meant to enhance flavor, but that wouldn’t count for much if the coils and RBA section sucked. That’s not the case here. I only got to test the sextuple coil-head pre-installed in the tank, but it has been performing like a champ so far, and it’s still got some life left in it. I’ve been using it with some sweet sugar cookie juice I made myself, but after two weeks, the flavor is still nice and clean, with no burnt taste whatsoever.

Freemax-Fireluke-coil-head

The beefy sextuple coil-head has a recommended wattage range of 60W – 140W, so you just have to find your sweet spot. For me, that’s 85W, but it does feel like it could handle a lot more. I don’t feel the need to go over 100W, though as the vapor production is more than enough at 85W. The vapor is nice and warm and the flavor is amazing for this style of tank, definitely much better than that of the TFV8.

Unfortunately, if you’re a fan of temperature control vaping, Freemax doesn’t have any options available right now. The Fireluke currently has four coil-head options, all of which are made with kanthal wire. That only leaves the RBA section, which can work just as well, if you wick it properly, but hopefully the Chinese company will also have some stainless steel coil-heads available soon. I’m a variable wattage vaper myself, so this isn’t a big deal, but temp. control fans may consider this a big con.

Freemax-Fireluke-coil

As much as I’ve been enjoying the sextuple coil-head, the RBA section is definitely the star of this kit. It just opens up so many options, and if you wick it properly, the performance is outstanding. And don’t even get me started on how much money you can save by only purchasing cheap wire and quality cotton.

If you’ve ever used a SMOK TFV8 tank, or any of the big TFV tanks, you know how much juice they need in order to produce those giant plumes of vapor. Well, at over 100W, the Fireluke is a pretty thirsty tank as well, but luckily the coil-heads work well at lower wattage levels, so you get decent clouds without having to use gallons of juice. That’s a big pro.

Fireluke-bubble-tank

I’ve had no leaking issues with the Freemax Fireluke. In fact, those bottom airflow holes are as dry as the desert, there’s not even a condensation droplet visible in there, so it’s safe to say that Freemax have done a great job insulating this tank. The only con I can think of is the strange whistling sound the tank makes when vaping with the airflow slots wide open, which isn’t all that surprising considering how large they are. But close them up halfway and the sound goes away, and you still have plenty of airflow.

Conclusion

A lot of people had written Freemax out after they stopped producing anything for a very long time, but the Fireluke tank is proof that they still have what it takes to take on big companies in the vaping industry. This goofy-looking tanks is more than just a simple novelty. It’s definitely one of the best sub-ohm tanks I’ve used in a while, and it comes with an RBA section, which is a huge advantage over most of the competitors in its category. For $29.99, this miniature gumball machine is a steal, and I wholeheartedly recommend you give it a try, even if the form factor put you off. There’s a purpose to it, and it more than makes up in performance.

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Bulk Blowing: BTFC RDA from Augvape

Augvape company together with blogger Vapnfagan released the device BTFC RDA. Calculated for a thick steam, the drip got upper and lower blowing, and also a deck for a pair of spirals.

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July 30 in online stores appeared drift BTFC RDA, but on the official website of the company Augvape it is presented under the name Skynet Sub-Ohm Tank . In the development of the device took part blogger Vapnfagan. The drip was made of stainless steel in very strict shape with sharp edges. The choice was provided by four colors. On the slightly sloping platform of the topkap a hole was made for the 810th dripper. The inner walls of the cover are perforated with a pair of holes for adjusting the upper air flow. The walls of the dome are decorated with the name of the device and are complemented by two more blowing holes from below.

On the periphery of the deck are four racks with slots for the two spirals and channels of the bottom airflow. The legs of the winding are installed at a small angle and fixed with hexagonal screws. The bath for the liquid, apparently, has a decent capacity. On the sides are separated reservoirs for cotton wool. Air on the winding freely comes from above and through the four holes from the bottom. You can set Squonk-pin

The package includes an additional drift, a screwdriver, a set of rings, spare screws, BF-pin and instructions.

Main characteristics:

  • Height – 33 mm
  • Diameter – 25 mm
  • Two spirals
  • Adjustable bottom and top blower
  • Compatibility with squonkers

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Coil Master Crius Mech Mod – with initiative

As you know, Coil Master is famous for its near-navigating accessories. These are all kinds of tools for winding, pre-wound spirals, cases for wipe devices and much more, if you list everything, there will not be enough space. 
Recently, this company is intensely storming the niche of atomizers production, and, it should be noted, this is going out very well for them. Already even managed to form a small assortment. 

It would seem that everything is fine, but the soul asks for something else. And the developers started directly for boxmodes. And we decided to start with the mechanical single Coil Master Crius Mech Mod . 
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Dimensions: 87.5mm 
Diameter: 24mm 
Weight: 103g Body 
Material: Brass 
Power Supply: 1 x 18650
Connector Type: 510, Hybrid
Color: Red
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Package
Contents – Crius Mech Mod
– Carrying Case
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Over the design of the pilot mehmoda, many nights have been plastered, invented, and debated. And I must admit, the fur came out pretty interesting. Perhaps, for someone it will seem too pretentious, but, I think, most will like it.
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The main part of the “exterior” is the band around the corner of the ring, on which the relief name of the manufacturer flaunts. Acrylic sink is executed in black-burgundy flowing into each other tones. By the way, it consists of two halves, which are separated by the aforementioned ring.
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End sites are made equal in thickness and quite organically crown the pipe from both sides. They are marked by shallow risks for ease of unscrewing. All elements, including the pipe, are made of brass with subsequent application of gilding, which also adds points to the “final bow”.
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What do we have on the constructive. The connector is hybrid with several notches in a circle. The carving of the landing pad is not small and not very long, which is good. Unfortunately, it is not possible to estimate the thickness of the pipe walls.
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The button is magnetic, with a non-permanent contact, which means – hello black dots. Sadly, of course, but on the other hand, now in the vast majority of mehmods used a similar construct. In addition, do not forget that this is the “culinary” debut of the company, and for the pilot product, it is still very good.
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Holes for the removal of gases are located at the edges of the surface of the button. Here, by tradition, there is a relief logo of the manufacturer. According to the developers, the contact is made of copper.
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The price is 46 $. Probably, all the same it is expensive, similar on a design of the device are offered much more cheaply. It turns out that you are overpaying only for appearance, i.e. pay off that part of the money that was spent on design. Yes, I almost forgot, the cost is still sitting case. I agree, it’s a very convenient thing, I use it myself.
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Advantages / disadvantages
+ design
+ case
– price
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Smok Resa Stick Kit Review – A Fancy Looking Vape Pen But Is It All Looks & No Performance?

smok resa stick review

So Has the Cobra Styled Resa Stick From Smok Charmed Me?

The Smok Resa Stick is as the name suggests another new pen style vape kit from a company that some including me might say have lost their way more than a little.

It’s hard to believe one of the pioneers of vaping with a claim of innovation has gone – in general – over to the dark side or should that be flashy LED light side with tacky designs and pretty poor performing tanks and mods.

That may sound harsh but hey it’s my opinion prove me wrong!

OK the Smok Resa stick features a 2000mAH internal battery and snazzy cobra style ‘resin’ design and comes topped with the Resa Baby tank on top.

Smok seems to like pen style set-ups with the Vape Pen 22 and the Stick V8 and V8 Baby version proving popular among vapers and reviewers alike.

There’s a theme running through all these releases and that is rather than the company’s byword of innovation – they’re merely churning out smaller versions of the same not up to scratch kits – little wonder social media is filled with the anti-Smok brigade.

Listen I’m not a Smok basher per se however I, like the antis, can see the company is taking the proverbial piss with these babies and re-releases of re-releases slapping a baby on the front of everything – they really are better than that.

In fact go take a look at the SMOKtech interview and indeed history of the company I wrote some time ago to see just how innovative and good they were and could still be.

OK semi-rant over.

The Resa Stick was sent to me free of charge for the purpose of this review and as you can already probably tell my thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Inside the Box

The usual tough Smok box inside a pull out sleeve:

resa stick box

  • 1 x Smok Resa Stick
  • 1 x Smok Resa Baby 2ml OR 7.5ml Tank
  • 1 x Smok TFV8 V8 Baby – Mesh EU Coil 0.15Ω Mesh Coil [Pre-Installed]
  • 1 x Smok TFV8 V8 Baby – M2 EU Coil 0.25Ω Dual Coil
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Bag of Spare Parts

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Smok Resa Stick Specs

  • Height: 83mm
  • Diameter: 25mm
  • Built-In 2000mAh Battery
  • Voltage Range: 4.2V – 3.4V
  • Standby Current: <200uA
  • Resa Baby tank : 25mm – capacity: 7.5ml – EU version 2ml

Smok Resa Stick Kit Quick Start Guide

Note: Smok stock coils really and I mean really need priming well and to be left for a good 10 to 15 minutes before vaping!

  • X5 clicks on and off
  • Unscrew top cap to locate juice fill ports
  • Best to close air flow control when filling
  • Turn upside down when filled to open air flow slots to prevent any leaking
  • Coil screws in and out of the bottom of the tank
  • Coils can be swapped when partially full
  • TINY LED light flashes x 4 when vaping
  • LED light flashes x15 when battery has emptied
  • 8 second vape cut-off
  • Short circuit – low resistance and voltage protection

Key Features

OK as the name and obviously the photos suggest this is yet another vape pen style device.

resa battery and tank

It features a 2000mAH internal battery and comes topped with the top fill 7.5ml Resa Baby tank – those of us in the EU will receive the 2ml version.

The 510 plate is stainless steel with a spring loaded 510 pin – no issues with that at all.

resa 510

The drip tip is kind of proprietary taking those Smok 810’s with the double O rings – none of mine without the seals fit.

The kit includes x2 coils: the pre-installed V8 Baby-Mesh Coil 0.15ohm and the V8 Baby-M2 0.25ohm Dual Coil – both are compatible with the Smok Baby Beast tank.

resa tank

It’s a simple as it gets one button fire – which protrudes nicely and clicky enough – and there’s pass through vaping meaning you can vape whilst it charges.

The kit comes in an eye catching array of colours all with the snakeskin cobra design resin [sticker?] with the tank matching.

Design and Build Quality

It’s actually put together very well indeed though saying that there’s not a lot you can screw up with the design and build of a pen style kit.

However the 7.5ml bubble glass especially when filled can make the Resa Stick a little top heavy and given there’s no spare glass be careful!

The tank comes apart easily enough though even after a couple of weeks use the top cap despite lubed up to the max is still annoyingly stiff. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve unscrewed the whole top rather than just the fill ports.

Design wise you’re either going to love it or hate it.

resa stick

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I received the green version and grudgingly have to say I quite like it – I have lots of statues – trinkets and paintings from India dotted about my flat and the Resa Stick doesn’t look out of place.

The ‘resin’ looks more like a sticker to me though does feel tough enough to take a few knocks and isn’t as slippery as you might think.

I have taken this out and about with me and reactions from blokes are shall we say verging a little on the teasing side whilst any women – I don’t see or talk to many lol – have loved it.

How Does the Smok Resa Stick Perform?

Knowing from past experience that Smok stock coils – particularly in a kit – can give poor performance I really did prime both of them well before vaping.

I used my go to Chicken Shop e-liquid to test the coils which is a sweetish 70VG 30PG mix.

V8 Baby-Mesh Coil 0.15ohm

Best between 40w and 80w.

It took over 2 fills before any kind of flavour came through – that’s a lot of juice – and when it did come through it wasn’t too bad – not amazing but not bad.

I’ve now run x4 fills through the mesh coil and it’s still showing no signs of darkening or the threat of a burned taste so longevity looks to be pretty good.

As you might expect the vapour is very good though clouds and flavour seem to dip quite alarmingly as the battery dies.

I tried the tank and coil on the Smoant Cylon at 80w and for me it was a slightly better vape than on the freshly charged Resa battery.

resa stick in hand

V8 Baby-M2 0.25ohm Dual

Best between 30w and 50w.

Not as good a vape at all in fact this coil reminded me of the bad experience I had with the original Baby tank I reviewed as part of the AL85 kit.

On that occasion I blamed the fact the silica gel they pop into the box may have dried the coil out given its not in a sealed wrapper.

Trust me I primed this one hard leaving it sat in a little pot for an hour.

On top of the freshly charged Resa battery the taste was about as muted as you can get – not good.

Even with x4 fills through it the flavour hasn’t improved much if at all.

Again I popped it onto Smoant Cylon mod and even at 50w the flavour was poor to say the least.

I might have a dodgy coil but hey I’ve been here before [see above!].

I even tried using a pin to punch holes into the cotton to help wicking – but all to no avail – not a good coil at all – though clouds were pretty good.

Overall Performance

Battery life isn’t so good and for the life of me I can’t work out when the Resa stick is fully charged.

I’ve kept an eye on the tiny red LED pinprick of a light but whilst charging it seems to just sit there unblinking – unflinching – just staring lol.

I had this issue with the Smok V8 stick and either this one needs hours of charging or Smok leave it to you to guess when it’s charged – not good at all.

Obviously if this old fool has missed a trick here do let me know

So…one half decent coil – one awful coil – crazy design and decent build quality with a meh kind of vape – oh dear…

Pros

  • Colourful
  • Decent clouds
  • Takes Baby Beast coils
  • It vapes

Geekvape Aegis Legend Review | Test Results Are In

Aegis Legend Kit

Geekvape Aegis Legend review

The Aegis Legend is the newest mod from Geekvape. It’s a follow up to their original Aegis, a single-26650 battery mod that gained popularity from being water resistant and extremely durable. The Aegis Legend however, is a dual-18650 device that maintains the same durable, water-resistant design with a sexy leather inlay and rubberized exterior.

Colors: stealth black, silver, camo, black/orange, and snakeskin.

Note: All color options are mostly black with variations on the frame and leather portion.

First impressions

Aegis Legend Kit

When I first got this mod, it was pretty much just what I had expected. It looks like a dual-battery version of the original Aegis mod. Not very big or bulky, but still bigger than most dual-18650 mods — not by much though. It has an external rubber coating and nice leather backing, like the original Aegis, that feels good in the hand and isn’t cheap. The mod is not that heavy either — lighter than you would expect.

The big change to this one, besides the battery configuration and wattage limit, is the battery door. The original Aegis had a big threaded cap, but the new Aegis Legend uses a standard bottom-fed battery tray with a locking door. Overall, I was pretty impressed with it from the start.

Build quality and design

Aegis Legend Kit

The Geekvape Aegis Legend has a rounded rectangular design with a front-facing screen and fire button. Similar to the popular Lost Vape Therion or Paranormal mods. This thing is built like a tank, but I’ll go over durability a little later in the review. It feels solid with no button rattle. It has a bottom latch battery door that fits well and is easy to open but a little hard to close with batteries inside. All in all, it is a well built and good-looking mod.

Features and functions

The Geekvape Aegis Legend is full of features as well. Pretty much everything you would expect from a modern-day mod. Wattage mode, TC for SS, Ti, and Ni200 wire as well as TCR mode. It also features a wattage curve with five increments and a bypass mode. The screen is colored but with only three color options (red, light blue, and blue.) A few more options would have been nice, but a color screen is better than no color at all.

Using the Geekvape Aegis Legend

Aegis Legend Kit

Using the mod is pretty simple. It’s five clicks to turn on or off. Three clicks highlight the modes and allow you to scroll back and forth between them. While in this screen, you can hold plus and minus to cycle through the available screen color options.

When you reach your selected mode, hold fire to accept or click it to cycle through the other options. After your mode is highlighted, you can use plus and minus to adjust. When you are done, hold fire to exit. That’s how you adjust things like the power curve mode settings and your power in temp mode and your TCR in TCR mode.

Changing the temperature in temp mode, or the power in power mode, can be done at any time by pressing plus or minus when you’re not in the mode settings.

Power mode performance

aegis-legend-power-output-test-[graphic]

The amp limit I got was 39 amps which is average for a dual battery mod but falls short of their listed spec of 50 amps. The voltage limit I got with a 0.52 ohm coil was 10.414, so really high for a dual battery mod. This also confirms that it has a boost circuit, another plus (not all dual-battery mods have boost circuits.)

The mod also adjusts in 1-watt increments at 100 or more, but 0.1 increments below 100. During my testing, the mod never got warm at all. It’s also a pretty accurate mod as well. It hit a little weak with the 0.12 ohm resistance like most mods, but with the 0.15 and higher it was usually within 3 watts. It does hit a little higher with higher ohm coils over 100 watts. The Aegis Legend is an accurately-rated device with great power mode performance. Full test results above.

Temperature control mode performance

Aegis Legend Kit

Using SS316L Wire in TCR Mode with a TCR of 00092 and in SS mode, I tested six builds:

  • One simple round spaced single coil
  • One simple round spaced dual coil
  • One fancy single coil build
  • Two fancy dual coil builds

Even though there isn’t a wattage limit on TC mode (you can set it to the full 200 watts) it realistically only puts out about 40 watts, so it isn’t usable with bigger builds at all. It can’t heat them up.

With the smaller builds it could heat up the vape, but was still not very good. It cuts back way too hard when it reaches temp and doesn’t provide a smooth consistent vape the way temp control should. All things considered, the Legend is a fail in my book when it comes to TC.

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Durability Testing

Aegis Legend Kit

I had to push this one to its limits. Much like the original Aegis, Geekvape is claiming the Legend to be a rugged IP67 waterproof mod. They do list some caveats though. IP67 means it is dustproof and can be underwater for 30 mins at a depth of 1 meter (a bit over three feet). They also state that although its shockproof, if you drop it from a height greater than one meter, it can damage the batteries in the mod and compromise it’s waterproof seal.

Water Resistance

To start my stress testing, I decided to check the water resistance first, in case it would stop working after taking a beating. I started by leaving it on with batteries in it for 10 mins at a depth of 1 meter deep in my hot tub at 104F. I figured the stress of the heat might kill it, but I took it out and it still worked fine with no issues. So, I wiped it down and went on to the drop test.

Drop Testing

The first test was a 1-meter drop onto concrete to simulate it slipping from my hand. It passed the test with no real damage. Then I did a 2-meter drop onto concrete the same way. It passed the test without a problem. It just scraped the outside rubber a little bit, but still worked and looked fine.

For the final test, I threw it up in the air around four meters high and gave it some spin so it could fall randomly. The top left corner of the mod landed onto the concrete. It put a dent in the metal frame, cracked the screen, and broke the fire button off. However, it still worked fine.

Note: Drop tests were not done with batteries in the mod as they say the mod can damage them if dropped from too high.

Results

I’d easily give The Legend a pass for durability. It survived a drop twice as big as they list with no major damage. It also worked after a drop that would be unlikely to happen under regular usage, albeit not looking good afterwards. It even survived ten minutes submerged in 104° F water. I’m very happy with these stress test results — it’s durable.

Likes

  • Power performance
  • Accurate wattage output
  • Exceeds voltage rating
  • Water resistant and rugged
  • Wattage curve mode
  • No button rattle
  • Bright 0.91-inch color screen
  • Easy to use menu system
  • Individual battery monitoring
  • Handles 26 mm atomizers without overhang
  • Solid build quality
  • Uses a boost circuit