Vapouround magazine ISSUE 21 - Page 171

REVIEW BY PEACHES ATKINSON Device Specifications: Size: 88.3mm x 51mm x 26.5mm Weight: 158g (without batteries and tank) Power Range: 5W-177W Resting Current: ≤10ᵤA Output Voltage: 0V-7.5V Resistance Range: 0.05-5.0ohms Temperature Range: 100-315℃ Tank Specifications Size: 28 × 54.4mm. Capacity: 5ml (Standard) / 2ml (EU) (other glass options up to 8ml) 510 Thread – Reliable and hard hitting – Easy to take out and install batteries – Still a little bit ‘boxy’ in shape DRAG 2 Going from strength-to-strength, Voopoo have produced some fantastic mods over the last few years, and now they’ve updated the uber popular Drag kit, namely the Drag 2. The Drag 2 comes in an almost identical box to its predecessor. Inside, you will find the fabulous mod itself, the Voopoo UForce T2 tank, alongside two different coils, a spare glass (always handy), spare seals, a USB cable and a user manual. From the minute you open the box, you can start to see the likenesses and differences between the Drag and Drag 2. Firstly, they’ve tried to eliminate the boxy, cumbersome feeling of the original Drag, and have opted for a smoother, sleeker design. The edges have been marginally rounded to make it a little more comfortable to grasp, however I still felt that the Drag 2 had somewhat of a sharp edge box feel to it. The Drag 2 is constructed using a zinc alloy, with a totally unique and gorgeous, swirled resin design on the rear panel. The panel fits rather well to the main chassis, thanks to two sturdy magnets based at either end of the door. There was very little rattle and the door sat snug. There are just three buttons on the entire mod, symbolised with a plus and minus respectively, and the main fire button. The fire button has a concave shape to it, making it incredibly comfortable to press. The Drag 2 is smaller and lighter – about 25 percent lighter – than the earlier version, however it still has enough weight to it to feel robust and substantial in your palm. I found it to be quite a comfortable device to hold. Despite its more compact size, the Drag 2 can take two 18650s and goes all the way up to 177W. Two 2500mAh 18650s provided plenty of battery power for me to vape at 75W for about six hours. Normally, I would be vaping at 80-90W, but I found that I got the same hit at 75W on the Drag 2, as I would at higher wattages on other mods. The device has a micro-USB port, suitable for charging the mod, and updating firmware. The Drag 2 runs a GENE FIT chipset, which claims to help protect sub-ohm tank coils from dry burning, and to prolong battery life, amongst others. The FIT feature is much like a soft, medium and high setting, however in the user manual, it is described as FIT 1: Battery Setting, FIT 2: Flavour Setting and finally, FIT 3: Cloud Setting. As with many regulated devices on the market at the moment, the Drag 2 offers important safety features, such as reverse battery protection, 10-second timeout, short circuit protection, overcharge protection and temperature protection. The Drag 2 comes as a kit, both in EU and standard versions. In the UK, the average RRP of the entire kit is about £60. The kit comes alongside a Voopoo UForce T2 tank, that holds 2ml (EU version) of e-liquid. It features an easy slide top-fill system and an adjustable bottom airflow. The pre-installed coil is 0.4Ω and has a recommended wattage range of 40-80W. The coil lasted about a week of moderate usage at 50W. Despite the fact that I rarely use tanks, I found that using both the Drag 2 and the UForce tank, worked incredibly well together, and gave me great battery life, a decent hit, strong flavour and billowy cloud production. It was reliable, sturdy and looked great. The performance was unreal, and I particularly appreciated the fact that I didn’t have to have the wattage too high to get a good inhale hit, making the batteries last even longer. VM21 | 171