Just to be different I thought I would do a rundown on how my daily mods are going. Here we have a Grus, a Odin 100, a Aegis Solo and a Drag X Plus. Hopefully, this may be helpful for anyone looking to get a mod for themselves.
Lost Vape Grus mod.
The Grus is a great looking mod. When new, this looks like a high end mod and is certainly not out of place in the Lost Vape line up.
Taking a 21700 battery you would think this would have battery life for days doing MTL vaping, however it is not the case. The battery life is not too bad, but is only comparable to other mods I have with 18650 batteries so it is not great. I only use Vapecell inr21700 4000mah batteries in this mod and they only last for a day normally.
Wear and tear wise, for a mod that has done over 100,000 puffs it has held up quite wwell. There is wear on the black finish at the top and bottom of the wood insert on both sides, and also some light scratching from my wedding ring and other rings. It still looks good and people still comment on it when they see it.
My main issue has always been the consistent miscalculation of coil resistance, especially apparent with MTL coils at higher ohms. It can deviate by 10% or more, always lower than the actual reading, and thus needs to be run at a higher wattage than it should be. Not a deal breaker but annoying nonetheless.
All in all, I am quite happy with this mod and how it has handled itself so far.
Dovpo Odin 100 mod.
This mod has never left my house, it is strictly a home mod and will stay that way. In matt black finish, this is a very nice looking mod. It has a stealthy, blacked out look to it that hides it’s size quite well.
The 21700 battery in this mod last me for around 2 days. I only use the grey Samsung 30T 3000mah batteries but run fairly low wattage.
Wear and tear has been excellent on this mod. There is not a single blemish anywhere on the finish. For a black mod, I was expecting some wear on the sides and rear at least due to contact with rings, but there is not a single mark on it.
Very happy with this mod and recommend highly.
Geek Vape Aegis Solo 100W mod.
Around 70,000 - 75,000 puffs.
I actually have two of these and they are my main going out mods. They get thrown around, constantly in pockets and rattling around in the car.
Taking a 18650 battery, I expected the battery life to be quite short, especially since both are run in TC mode all the time. However, I am quite happy with how long they go for, usually around a day and a half. For mods I take out that is a really good outcome for me.
Wear and tear is also very good on these. No blemishes on the finish, but some micro scratches on the plastic screen. Being weather proof is a huge plus and they have been accidentally left in drizzly rain without any issues at all.
Great, hard wearing and good sized mods for out and about.
VooPoo Drag X Plus.
This is the first VooPoo mod I have owned and I am finding it a bit of a mixed bag. The quality of build and finish seem quite good, it is very comfortable and quite small, however I have had some issues which have been a bit annoying.
First though, this takes a 21700 battery and I have been using a Samsung 40T 4000mah battry in it. Battery life is not too bad, around a day of constant usage at 14 watts.
Problems I have had include the mod changing mode without apparent reason, fire button sometimes doesn’t seem to register and the battery life indicator goes from 1/2 to empty in a matter of 20 - 30 puffs. Other niggles are the screen colours cannot be changed, you have to download and flash a new firmware to get TC mode and the branding on the mod is a bit over the top.
I know it only has 6,000 puffs on it, but as they were in 5 days I figure the wear and tear is useful. That said, there is none. It looks the same as when it came out of the box. Time will tell of course so we will see.
Overall, despite the issues I do like this mod so far.