Sigelei SnowWolf 365W TC Box Mod Review
The SnowWolf 365 TC Box Mod is a big 4x 18650 cell box mod. Measuring 5.3 inches by 3.6 inches by 3.66 inches, and with a maximum wattage output of 365W, the SnowWolf is made for experienced, and/or advanced Vapers only. This box mod is $64.95 at Element Vape
It’s “industrial design” is all straight lines, no-nonsense but aesthetically pleasing approach, with function over aesthetics at nearly every turn. Down the road, I doubt anyone will be able to pin down the year this attractive mod was released, which is the very definition of industrial design. The SnowWolf 365 means to take care of business, and it does, with some cutting-edge technology and long lasting building materials or zinc and aluminum alloys.
While the Snowwolf 365 is somewhat limited, due to its 40A limit, ultra-low ohms (<.13) won’t give the user much more than 200+ watts if he/she trying to push that spanking-new SMOK TFV12 Cloud Beast King or the iJoy MAXO V12 to their maximum range limits with their respective high-end coil heads. However, when adopting higher resistance coils (>.14) and firing under 250 watts the Snowwolf 365 becomes an accurate box mod with consistent high performance vaping.
SnowWolf 365 Series vs Parallel
One of the advantages of a box mod running in “full series mode” over a parallel series is that for everyday usage under 250W it’s an excellent machine when used in power (wattage) mode and the user avoids the ultra-low ohm coils. Although most of my time was spent with sub-ohm tanks, I must admit that the Snowwolf is a great device for huge RDA’s and RTA’s.
An unexpected surprise, this mean machine has a large 0.96” TFT Color Screen. I certainly didn’t expect a color display, but once lit up I found it to be functional, informative, and particularly aesthetically pleasing. The OLEDs shine with full-color, displaying an easy to read font. Color screens don’t add any purposeful ‘function’ to most box mods, including the SnowWolf 365, but I’ll admit I found it welcoming. As you will see in the upcoming review for the Sigelei Fuchai Duo-3, has an even larger TFT color screen, in a horizontal layout, and it does serve a better purpose than it does here.
The Sigelei Snowwolf 365 needs 4x fully charged 18650 hi-amp batteries to reach that never-seen-before 365W, but the user can cut that number in half if 220W of maximum output is enough. Although not the first box mod to run on less batteries than initially called for, the SnowWolf 365 remains balanced when stuffed with 2x 18650 cells, unlike the SMOK GX350. The GX350 operates fine with 2x cells, but you can feel a slight weight shift, with the SnowWolf there is no weight shift, at least not one I can easily detect.
The rest of the story of the SnowWolf 365 is the same as most other modern box mods. Two adjustment buttons (plus/minus), a bottom battery compartment, and a USB port for firmware upgrades. The photos in this review tells the story of the box mods simplicity, and ease of use. I do have to comment on the battery compartment in one area; unlike most other 4x or even 3x cell mods, the compartment doesn’t have an inner sleeve or separate tubes. The user plops them in, making sure the positive or negative side is in the right position, then carefully places a 2nd, 3rd, and then 4th battery. The first two cells were the hardest to position, they could, and did, slip around until placing the 3rd and 4th cell.
Temperature Control… Always
Like every box mod on the market, the Snowwolf 365 includes a Temperature Control system. The TC supports the usual Ni200, Titanium, and Stainless Steel 316, as well as manually adjustment of the TCR values.
I spent some time using TC-SS coils in TC-SS mode, and found it to be a surprisingly good device for stainless steel in TC mode. The Snowwolf in TC mode using SS coils was consistent, vaped accurately (as far as I could tell), and ramps up quickly.
The Snowwolf 365 also allows the user to select the starting wattage point, so the first second or two hits harder. Nothing extraordinary there, most modern mods can do this, but I was happy to see the Snowwolf did as well.
The Sigelei Snowwolf 365 handled every tank and coil setup I had, along with every coil build I had on hand in an RBA, from a basic single coil I found in an RDA box, to elaborate dual coil builds I had built a couple years back, but never used.
Atomizers as wide as 32mm (even 40mm outside the 510-connector ‘well’) will fit without overhang on the SnowWolf 365. With its ultra-low resistance capabilities, I found every sub-ohm tank I owned not only fit well, but fired as expected within the acceptable wattage limits I mentioned above.
This is one box mod where the biggest tanks won’t look too big, including the SMOK TFV12 Cloud Beast King, Melo 300 XL (6.5ml) and the iJoy V12. What does look a little silly is using something like the SMOK Baby Beast tank, which looks awfully small in comparison to the chassis of the SnowWolf.
- Dimensions: 86mm by 58mm by 39.5mm
- Quad High-Amp 18650 Platform – Sold Separately
- Optional Dual High-Amp 18650 Battery
- Wattage Ouput Range: 10-365W
- Max Power – Dual 18650: 220W
- Maximum Output Current: 40A
- Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.1ohm
- Temperature Control Range: 212-572F
- Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Compatibility
- Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) Adjustments
- Poly-Angular Frame w/ Clean Cut Lines
- Modernized Design
- Intuitive 0.96 Inch TFT Color Screen
- Three-Button Operation
- Oversized Firing Mechanism
- Hinged Battery Door Cover
- MicroUSB Port – Firmware Upgrades
- 510 Connector
I wish I could tell you that there was something about the SnowWolf 365 that set it apart from the other very-high-wattage box mods… internally, but by now the differences in modern mods come down to minimum and maximum wattage and tiny differences in the lowest resistance it can fire certain coils.
Compared to other 300+ box mods, what’s new here is the color screen and that extra 15W of maximum output from the SMOK GX350. Many quad cell devices also have a higher maximum amperage, sometimes 50 or even 55A. Though the 40A limit will only affect the most experienced users with RDA’s and RDTA’s and fancy coil builds.
Testing the highest wattage, the best I could, I tested the SMOK TFV12 Cloud Beast King with the V12-T14 Fourteen Coil. This coil can reach up to 350W, though the optimal range maxes out at 200W. Using this coil with some Naked 100 HighVG vape juice I could reach 250W for a second with a Direct Lung pull, but normal vaping keeps me under 200W, well under. Keep in mind the 40A limit. The SMOK GX350 could support 300W with the same coil, in my experience anyway.
Switching to the 6.5ml MELO 300 with its only coil, the 0.17Ω 100W-300W range. With the enormous airflow of the MELO I could briefly vape at 220W, but it was not a comfortable vape. This coil has an optimal wattage for my vaping, of 140W, and it is superb.
Finally, in my last sub-ohm test I grabbed the iJoy MAXO V12 tank, inserted the 0.1ohm V12-C12 Twelve Cylinder Coil that is rated between 60-315W, to see where I could get with the SnowWolf 365. Big airflow with the V12 as well, I could vape briefly at 300W with freshly charged Nitecore 3100mAh 35A cells, but not for more than a one second pull. The comfortable wattage with this coil is once again under 200W.
What I’ve been hearing from other experienced Vapers is that as powerful as the SnowWolf 365 is, there isn’t much to vape at 365W due to the maximum amperage. That’s true, but that may change soon with all the advances that are being made in the extreme high wattage coil segment of the industry.
I don’t consider the 365W to be wasted, but rather “sitting in waiting” for the right tank or coil to come along, or for those Vapers that love building extreme coils for their RDA’s and trying to push aside limitations. The price, at Element Vape, for the Sigelei Snowwolf 365 is just $64.95, and when you’re holding it in your hands, feeling the excellent craftsmanship, and loaded with fully charged 4x cells, the box mod feels more expensive, and the TFT Color Screen only adds to the value. (Though again, the color screen in the Sigelei Fuchai Duo-3 is even better)
I like the SnowWolf 365 TC Box Mod, and if I were in the market for a high wattage device I would certainly consider it. (more about the color screen and battery life than topping out at 365W) I doubt I’ll ever use the SnowWolf at any wattage above 200W, and for that I can get by with just 2x cells (220W), but when loaded with 4x cells and using it under 200W, the battery life is excellent.
The Snowwolf 365 is really a well-made box mod. The menu system is simple, easy to use, easy to see, and while it may not have the same feature rich offerings of some other high wattage mods, the Snowwolf 365 does a good job and offers great battery life.
The color screen is a nice feature, and the TC performance using SS coils wasn’t bad at all. As a box mod in Power mode, the Snowwolf 365 is best when used under 250 watts, but since most of us won’t need more than 250W with today’s tanks and their prebuilt coils, it’s plenty. If, however, your vaping consists of custom building coils sitting in expensive RDA’s, the Snowwolf is the machine you just might want.
· Easily handles the widest tanks without overhang
Build quality is excellent
· Color screen
· Feels solid yet light weight with zinc and aluminum alloys
· Power mode performance is outstanding
· Some minor misfiring (about 10 in 1000 during a month’s use)
· No Preheating for Power Mode
· 40A limit (some 4x cell mods can reach 50-55 amps, others less, but it will prevent taking advantage of 300-350W coil heads)