Voopoo Drag 2 Kit Review

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Voopoo Drag 2 Kit Review

Introduction

The new Drag Kit from Voopoo comes in both the standard guise as a direct replacement for the original Drag, as well as the Drag Mini. We are looking specifically at the standard size Drag 2 in this review, but we will have a look at the Mini soon.

Firstly, let’s take a look at some of the spec changes in the new kit vs the original Drag, so you guys that know and love the original Voopoo Drag can see what difference there is with the new version:

 

Original Voopoo Drag Voopoo Drag 2
Dimensions 90mm x 54mm x 24mm 88.3 x 51 x 26.5mm
Weight 212g(298g with batteries) 159g(245g with batteries)
Material Zinc Alloy and Carbon Fibre Zinc Alloy and Resin
Output 157W max 177W max
Resistance Range 0.05-3.0Ω 0.05-5Ω
Temperature range 200-600℉ / 100-315℃ 200-600℉ / 100-315℃
Firmware upgradeable?
Batteries 2×18650 (not included) 2×18650 (not included)

  

First Impressions

Much like the original, this is a solid feeling piece of kit which is clearly good quality. It weighs a little less but that certainly doesn’t make it feel any cheaper - and let’s face it, most of us will prefer that in terms of carrying it round day-to-day. The resin inserts look really cool and certainly give the feeling of uniqueness to the product; of course that will be down to individual taste but we really love the Aurora insert on the Drag 2. Looks aside, as soon as you pick the Mod up you notice the rounded edges which are nice touch compared to the original - it’s much more nice to hold (the reduced weight of the vape kit helps) and generally more ergonomic. In the box you get quite a lot in the kit (different if you buy just the Mod separately). A nice touch is that there are couple of UFORCE coils included; one at 0.2 ohms and one at 0.4 ohms. Less useful is that you get a little card reminding you that the GENE chip is awesome (not necessary but we’ll let Voopoo off because it is that good). Apart from that it’s the usual fare really:

    Voopoo Drag 2 Kit Includes

    • DRAG 2 mod
    • UFORCE T2 tank
    • One UFORCE U2 0.4ohm coil
    • One UFORCE N3 0.2ohm coil
    • One glass tube (3.5ml)
    • Seven sealing O-rings
    • One USB cable
    • One GENE chip card
    • Two user manuals
    • One Warranty card

    First impressions then are that the Voopoo Drag 2 has made significant improvements on an already great product. Let’s see if it delivers on the vaping experience - it certainly has a lot to live up to in that department!

    Vapour

    The triple mesh coil means that the amount of vapour produced is great - when you use at low wattage it’s still plenty and actually once you get to the higher watt outputs you’ll need to be a seasoned pro to handle the amount of vapour. We found the sweet spot for us was at 55w but it really depends on your preference but regardless you’ll find a setting that suits you on this kit.

    Flavour

    In a word - intense! The flavour profile is especially good in the lower outputs but it holds up until around 80 watts. We’d recommend keeping at 55-65 watts to keep a good balance between flavour and vapour. Again, depends what you’re looking for. We were testing the UK E-liquid from Rebellion: Lemon Pirate. The kit allowed us to get a great profile of all the range of lemoniness - we find on some lesser kits the with the liquid you might miss out on some of the more subtle flavours such as the buttery after but the Voopoo Drag 2 succeeds where lesser kits have failed.

    Ease of use

    THmmm - it’s fine. It takes a bit of getting used to in all honesty but once you do, it’s pretty simple. We found the instructions a little lacking on some features - the Fit mode for example. The mode is great and allows you to do some really cool stuff - we just didn’t expect to have to go and find an explanation on the net.

    Final Verdict

    This is a great kit and it’s definitely an improvement on the original. It also doesn’t pigeon hole itself to appealing to one type of vapers. Those that are new to the vaping game will love the Fit modes, whilst you crazy cloud chasers will love the power output range and the fact you can go all the way up to 177w (we’ll stick at 55w thank you very much). The Uforce tank is a really nice surprise in this kit - that triple mesh coil is fantastic. For the price difference definitely get the kit, unless you find a great deal on the mod alone or are really attached to your current tank.

    Of course there are some not so great bits; there is a raised 510 platform which does create a gap - you’ve got to decide if you can live with that. Voopoo seem incapable of dealing with that loose battery door so if that’s going to annoy you, this isn’t the one for you (we’re not that bothered really). Our conclusion is that the pros definitely outweigh the cons, so as long as the cons aren’t dealbreakers for your choice of vaping kit then this is a purchase you won’t be disappointed with.

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