I wasn’t sure what to expect when handed this Kit from OBS to preview and review. Truth be told, I don’t think a Mod was ever made by OBS before now. I love vaping with some of their sub-ohm vape tanks, but a Mod? This is something new. And I have to say, the OBS Bat & DAMO Sub-Ohm Vape Tank is not only an attractive mod and tank, it provides a good vape so far.
As I use my allotted time to dive further into this modern, aesthetically pleasing (to say the least) OBS Bat Mod, and the new DAMO Sub-Ohm, I’m going to be looking into coil life from the DAMO, performance for both the Mod and Vape Tank, and I’ll do so by giving both a very hard ‘workout’. I’m as interested as anyone to see just how OBS turned their superb sub-ohm skills toward building a powerful mid-wattage 218W box mod. A fully featured one at that.
About the OBS Bat & DAMO Starter Kit
First, let’s talk about the LED lights, which seem to be a “feature” being adopted by more than a few manufacturers these past months. The Bat Mod has 2 LED’s on the front panel, in addition to the display screen and adjustment buttons. Firing the Bat Mod, the two “arrow” design LED’s light up in one of 7 colors the user can choose. To maximize battery life the user can also turn off the LED’s, or the user can choose one color for the top arrow and another for the bottom, something they call “gradient lighting”.
Some of the best e cig manufacturers are adopting this “LED’s on the chassis” design component, but the Bat mod is more like an ‘accent’ of lighting rather than the pure light show experience of the SMOK Veneno Mod.
The OBS Bat comes in 5 colors, red, black, blue, yellow and white although the OBS DAMO sub-ohm vape tank seems to be offered only in black and silver. The Veneno, and other SMOK Mods, match the color of the Mod and the Vape Tank, so I’m hoping OBS does the same thing if the Bat becomes a popular Mod.
Despite having the room on the front panel, the display screen is on the modest side, and vertically oriented, but it does display all the information a user might need, such as the mode it’s in, the wattage, voltage, and the resistance of the coil, as well as dual battery indicators, among other things. The display is not a color screen, but it is easy to read, with sharp clear fonts and a nice contrast. Directly below the screen are two adjustment buttons, an up and down button used to adjust the settings. The fire button is on the side panel and it’s roughly the size of a large thumb, making it easy enough to use, and easy to grasp when holding the mod in the user hand.
The 510-connector is a center pin connector allowing for a vape tank of up to 32mm without overhang. The DAMO Vape Tank is 25mm, which looks balanced and well-placed, again, like the Vaporesso Switcher.
The OBS Bat Mod uses hi-amp dual-18650 setup for a wattage range of 7 up to 218 watts, a resistance range of 0.1 to 2.0-ohms, and is equipped with both temperature control mode and variable wattage mode most people looks for, though few seem to use the TC modes anymore. The BAT offers a Hard and Soft punch mode as well, and from early indicators, the punch between the two is significant, at least with the DAMO vape tank.
Like many other modern Mods, the OBS Bat uses a simple 5-clicks to lock and unlock, 3 clicks to enter the menu system. However, OBS has included a few shortcuts. I hadn’t yet read the manual, so when I discovered that when pressing the fire button and the up/plus button at the same time, it took me directly into the navigation menu. My first thought was that it was an “Easter egg” of the device, but it’s not. (Got to start reading the manual first!)
Once inside the menu, the user can make adjustments to the light display, change color, turn the LEDs off, or, if you so desired, it includes the option to keep the LED’s lit up all the time. The user can choose, red, yellow, blue, purple, green, cyan, or white. The lights can flash as directed, or at random.
Inside the menu the user can set wattage and temperature modes, heating elements, and all the rest of the features found in most, if not all, TC capable Mods.
The DAMO Sub-Ohm Vape Tank
The DAMO Sub Ohm Vape Tank is a lot like many of OBS vape tanks, but this particular one did not make it onto our “Best Sub-Ohms for Cloud Chasers”. The OBS branded coils have more than decent flavor and vapor, and the tank can use the SMOK “baby” coils, except for their M-series, which are meant for Direct Voltage mods like the Stick V8.
The OBS DAMO measures 25mm in diameter and features a nice sleek design. The DAMO Vape Tank has a 5mL capacity, and the filling is accessed via a sliding top-fill top cap that reveals an 11mm by 3mm fill port. The DAMO features a new OBS M OCC system that includes a 0.4ohm M2 Single Coil rated for 30 to 50W and a 0.2ohm M6 Triple Coil rated for a higher 40 to 100W. Compared to older sub-ohm vape tanks, the DAMO follows modern performance of good clouds and flavor from a lot less power.
Air flow begins with the dual adjustable air slots at the base of the tank, forcing air upwards to create a path to the coils ‘core’ with good cooling properties. The drip tip is an 11mm POM Wide Bore Drip Tip that stays nice and cool at the highest optimal power.
The DAMO vape tank has a solid airflow system for good Direct Lung vaping, though on several occasions in the early hours of use, the sound of the air comes through the air slots is louder than expected. There are no gurgling sounds or spit back so far, which is always nice. I intend to use some of the better Baby Coils from SMOK to see what differences the OBS-brand coils and SMOK coils have in the performance of the DAMO.
I don’t have any idea at this point about coil life, this is a preview, not a review, but early on the DAMO and its preinstalled coil provides good vapor production and excellent flavor fidelity. I’m looking forward to seeing if this holds up over time.
Wrapping Up the OBS Bat & DAMO Sub-Ohm Tank
The OBS Bat Mod performs well, ands so far and has a good look and feel to it. The LED lights might be fun for some Vapers, but for those that prefer not to have them, the option to turn them off is nice. Unlike some Mods that go overboard with chassis lights, the OBS Bat doesn’t interfere with the aesthetics. I like them.
The side panel fire button has a nice clicky touch when firing the mod as well. It is a firm and responsive fire button that makes it known that it’s being pressed.
So far, I’m enjoying the experience, though it is very early in the process. Give me a week or so to get a handle on what it can do and I’ll be back with a full in-depth look at the OBS Bat and DAMO Sub-Ohm Vape Tank Starter Kit.
OBS BAT and DAMO Vape Tanks Specs and Contents
OBS BAT 218W TC Box Mod Features:
- Dimensions – 90mm by 46mm by 32mm
- Dual High-Amp 18650 Batteries – Not Include
- Wattage Output Range: 7-218W
- Voltage Output Range: 0.1-8.4V
- Mininum Atomizer Resistance: 0.1ohm
- Temperature Control Range: 200-600F
- Support Ni200, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Heating Elements
- Selectable Power Modes
- Modernized Design Element – Sleek Lines
- Ergonomic Handling
- 7-Color RGB LED Light-Up (color gradients can be made as well)
- Intuitive OLED Screen
- Oversized Squared Firing Button
- Two Adjustment Buttons
- Magnetized Battery Cover
- MicroUSB Port – Firmware Upgradeable
- 510 Connection
OBS DAMO Sub-Ohm Tank Features:
- 25mm Diameter
- 5mL Maximum Juice Capacity
- Superior 304 Stainless Steel Construction
- Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
- OBS M OCC Coil System
- 0.4ohm M2 OCC Coil – rated for 30-50W
- 0.2ohm M6 OCC Coil – rated for 40-100W
- Dual Adjustable Bottom Airflow Control
- Redirected Air Channel
- Convenient Signature Slide-to-Open Side-Fill Gasket
- 11mm POM Widebore Drip Tip
- 24K Gold-Plated 510 Connection
Starter Kit Includes:
- 1 BAT 218W Box Mod
- 1 DAMO Sub-Ohm Tank
- 1 0.4ohm M2 OCC Coil
- 1 0.2ohm M6 OCC Coil
- 1 510 Drip Tip Adapter
- 1 Spare Glass Tube
- 1 MicroUSB Cable
- Spare Parts & O-Rings
- Instructional Manual