When the promotional materials arrived for the Uwell Ironfist kit, we weren’t floored by the description – even if it WAS a sharp, leather-wrapped Mod kit. The specs were fairly standard for a mid-range Mod – 200-watt output, dual-18650 capacity, zinc alloy construction, etc.
But first impressions aren’t always lasting ones. Because even though we just got our hands on the Uwell Ironfist kit, and we’re in love with every last bit of it. Of course, it’s far too early to make a judgment about the Mod as a whole, but even with only a week or so with the device, there’s a hell of a lot to like about Uwell’s debut in this category.
Let’s take a quick look before we get back to vaping the Ironfist kit.
Two-Tone, But Hardly One-Note
Out of the box, the Ironfist isn’t the most unique Mod out there, but is there really any original designs anymore? The two-tone color schemes are attractive enough on paper, but when seeing them in person, they seem to pop more. My matte white and black test model looked like a perfect crossover between a soccer ball and an imperial Stormtrooper – in all the best ways.
The best part of the Ironfist’s looks is also what makes it a pleasure to hold and operate – the leather-wrapped Mod grip area, which is adequately soft and supple, but with enough natural grip to be comfortable, without getting tacky.
The rest of the Ironfist is fairly standard issue stuff – oversized, rectangular fire key, two-button control scheme, front-facing USB charge and upgrade port, and the ever-popular 0.96-inch OLED display. (Is there a reason the vaping industry loves the 0.96-inch screen? Was there a wholesale event we never heard about?)
Jokes aside, the small display is normally something I’d call out on a mod like this, but Uwell implemented a simple, uncluttered layout that delivers all pertinent info without getting in the way, so it’s actually a positive asset for the Ironfist. Of course, we’ll test this further as we spend some real quality time with the device.
One major point of interest is something that, quite frankly, we expected to see more of by now – a standard on/off switch. That’s right, Uwell decided to throw a little common sense into the fold and added a bottom-mounted on/off toggle that makes it easy to protect yourself against inadvertent pocket fires. You can still use the Ironfist menu system to shut down the Mod, but isn’t this slice of throwback design a little more sensible?
Hat tip to Uwell for doing the obvious. It only took the larger vaping industry a decade to figure it out.
The Crown III Sub-Ohm Tank
On its own, the Ironfist is already a great buy. When packaged with one of the industry’s most-popular sub-ohm tanks — the Crown III – it becomes a tremendous package, especially at this price.
Our initial time with the Crown III sub-ohm tank was mixed. It came out at a time when tanks were really turning a corner in flavor and vapor production, so our response was that it fell a little flat. However, once we realized that the Uwell Crown 3 wasn’t competing in the cloud chasing arena, we began to appreciate its flavor and performance a little more.
The Crown III offers solid engineering, superior glass tank, and a heat resistant drip tip for comfortable all-day use. It might not be the world-beating cloud-chucker the community expected, but it definitely stands out for reliable, confident vaping.
Uwell Ironfist at Work
Adding the Crown III to this kit only makes it a stronger value for buyers, since – while it’s not exactly the SMOK TFV12 Prince – it certainly trumps most of the nameless, “one-off” tanks that companies throw into Mod boxes to make them “kits.” Right out of the package, users will have everything they need to start vaping, save for a bottle of appropriate e-liquid.
I may have mods that hit harder, but none that ramp more smoothly, or sip battery power quite like the Ironfist. I haven’t put mine down in weeks, and I don’t expect to anytime soon. We’re confident most users will agree after trying one.
As always, we have a LOT of things to test and evaluate over the next few weeks. Expect to read our complete review of the Uwell Ironfist Mod Kit soon!
Uwell Ironfist 200W TC Box Mod Specs and Includes
Uwell Ironfist 200W TC Box Mod Specs:
- Dual High-Amp 18650 Batteries – Not Included
- Wattage Output Range: 5-210W
- Voltage Output Range: 0.5-8.2V
- Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
- Temperature Control Range: 200-600F
- Ni200, Titanium, and 316 Stainless Steel Compatibility
- TCR Adjustments
- BYPASS Mode
- Superior Zinc Alloy Construction
- High-Quality Textured Leather Inlay – Crocodile, Snakeskin, Pearl
- Ergonomic Contour Grip
- Modernized Design – Soft Curvature Contour
- Intuitive 0.91″ OLED Display
- Oversized Firing Button
- Hinged Battery Door Cover
- MicroUSB Port
- 510 Connection
- Available in Black, White, Red, Purple, Sapphire Blue, Green, Orange, Lemon Yellow
Uwell Crown III Tank Specs:
- 24.5mm Tank Diameter
- 5mL Juice Capacity
- Superior Stainless Steel Construction
- Quartz Glass Reinforcement
- Crown III Parallel Coil Design
- Plug-Pull Replacement Mechanism
- 0.25ohm SUS316 Parallel Coil – rated for 80-90W
- 0.5ohm SUS316 Parallel Coil – rated for 70-80W
- Anti-Leak Threaded Top-Fill Method
- Precision Dual Auxiliary Adjustable Airflow
- Widebore Drip Tip – Vibrant Colorways
- 510 Connection
Uwell Ironfist 200W TC Box Mod Includes
- 1 x Uwell Ironfist Mod
1 x Uwell Crown 3 Tank
1 x Uwell Crown 3 SUS316 Parallel Coil 0.25ohm Atomizer Head (Pre-installed)
1 x Uwell Crown 3 Kanthal Coil 0.4ohm Atomizer Head
1 x Replacement Glass
1 x Drip Tip Cover
1 x Uwell Crown 3 Key
1 x Micro USB Cable
1 x Set of Spare Parts