Our Review of the SnowWolf Zephyr — I have to say, this recent surge of high wattage vape mods with integrated batteries is intriguing. Even just a year ago, the idea of a high performing vape device effectively using an internal battery wouldn’t have made sense. But when the Innokin MVP5 came out, the game was changed for those seeking convenience.
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Well, competition breeds excellence, and the first contestant comes from a well-known entity, in the form of the SnowWolf Zephyr kit. Does this fully loaded kit compete with Innokin’s shining star? Yes… yes it does. And if you’re in the market for a device like this, you’re going to want to read further.
Let’s start with the details:
Impress fellow Vapers with the SnowWolf Zephyr 200W Starter Kit, combining the revolutionary IFV960 chipset, large quick charge integrated 5000-mAh battery, and is equipped with the SnowWolf Zephyr Sub-Ohm Tank to deliver decadent clouds of vapor.
Outfitted with the advanced IFV960 chipset, the SnowWolf Zephyr can attain a firing speed of 0.0008s, delivering clouds of tasty vapor at the press of a button. Equipped with a wattage range spanning 5-200W, the Zephyr Starter Kit is powered by the 5000mAh rechargeable housed within the zinc-alloy chassis.
SnowWolf has introduced a flashtech supercharger to optimize the charging speed, delivering a full charge in 35 minutes. Featuring a large responsive 2.0″ Color Touchscreen, the Zephyr Starter Kit relays crucial vaping info to the user, while on the reverse is a breathing LED SnowWolf Logo.
Zephyr Sub-Ohm Tank
Paired with the Zephyr Sub-Ohm Tank, the tank can hold up to 5mL of e-juice within the bubble glass, refillable via sliding top fill system. Loaded into the tank is a 0.17ohm WF-X1 Mesh Coil, perfect for unlocking the flavors of e-juice, but also producing massive clouds of vapor.
SnowWolf Zephyr 200W Box Mod Features:
- Advanced IFV960 Chipset
- Dimensions – 90mm by 47mm by 30mm
- Integrated 5,000mAh Rechargeable Battery
- Wattage Output Range: 5-200W
- Resistance Range: 0.05-3.0ohm
- Temperature Range: 100°-300°C / 200°-570°F
- 0008s Insta-Fire
- Zinc-Alloy & Plastic Chassis Construction
- Single Firing Button
- 0″ Color Touch Screen
- Breathing LED SnowWolf Logo
- Ultra-Fast Flashtech Supercharge Charging
- Burn Protection
- Overcharge Protection
- Low Resistance Protection
- Short-Circuit Protection
- Overtime Protection
- No Load Protection
- ESD Circuit Protection
- Low Power Protection
- USB Type C Port
- Available in Stainless Steel, Rainbow, Blue
SnowWolf Zephyr Sub-ohm Tank Features:
- 28mm Diameter
- 5mL Bubble Glass Capacity
- 4mL Straight Glass Capacity
- 304 Superior Stainless-Steel Tank Construction
- Push-To-Slide Top Fill System – Single Fill Port
- 17ohm WF-X1 Mesh Coil – rated for 50-70W
- Plug ‘n’ Play Coil Installation
- Dual Slotted Bottom Airflow Control Ring
- 510 Connection
- Available in Black or Stainless Steel
Included in the SnowWolf Zephyr Kit
- Zephyr Box Mod
- MFENG-UX Sub-Ohm Tank
- 1x 0.17ohm WF-X1 Mesh Coil
- Extra Glass Tube
- Silicone O-rings
- Super Charge Adapter
- USB Type-C
- User Manuals
- Warranty Card
Aesthetics of the SnowWolf Zephyr
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Despite the 5,000mAh integrated battery, Snowwolf has done an amazing job getting the internals crammed into a compact, ergonomic frame. Coming in at a snug 90mm by 47mm by 30mm, the 200-watt Zephyr isn’t a unique-looking mod, but it sits nicely alongside a lot of SMOK’s more-compact efforts.
Additionally, the company took more than a few nods from Vaporesso’s amazing LUXE series, right down to the touch-enabled (but not FULL touch) screen, which gives haptic feedback for adjustments and menu selections. Yes the full touch capability might have been more intriguing. I’m all for a balance of simplicity and design and the Zephyr pulls it off in a big way.
A Full 2-Inch Screen
The 2-inch screen itself is better-than-average, with a bright display that makes it easy to see what’s going on. Though the design and layout are static and non-customizable (at the time of writing) I sincerely hope Snowwolf lets people sideload new layouts, since the stock blue and white graphics might not be everyone’s cup of tea.
One completely aesthetic design choice that I (amazingly) enjoy is the flat wolf graphic on the rear of the mod, which pulses upon firing. Not in a gaudy, full color way, but rather in a subtle type of “heartbeat” pattern, seemingly while the device is still warm from use. Over the course of a few seconds, it fades nicely, never standing out but definitely adding to the appearance.
Finally, one addition I need to mention is the awesome “Super Charge” USB-C adapter included in every kit. It seems like companies are saving money by assuming we all have spare adapters lying around, but Snowwolf thought ahead and included one that gets the job done in near-record times, bringing my Zephyr from zero to hero in under an hour.
Vaping the Snowwolf Zephyr Kit
In a word? Power. Continuing the ongoing trend of fast-ramping, hard-hitting vape mods, the Snowwolf Zephyr gets up to speed almost instantly, and continues to do so, all the way to its 200-watt maximum.
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That said, I want to tip my cap to Snowwolf for capping the output at 200 watts, and only wish it had gone a little lower. While the Zephyr didn’t really struggle at those elevations, the integrated battery life drops precipitously over 150, rendering users a little lost if they’re away from a USB-C charging source.
Temp control operates as expected, with no struggles using any different coil types, or setting temps and wattages. If there are any complaints or concerns with this mode, it’s that the temp limit seems a little cautious, pulling back the power a bit too far when chain vaping. Of course, this was in testing conditions, and isn’t likely going to affect a regular user.
Using the Zephyr, for the most part, was an absolute pleasure. The polygonal fire button is responsive and feels good to use, with instant results. Likewise, the haptic front-facing adjustment controls are equally responsive, with none of the weird lag a lot of touch-enabled mods experience.
The other highlight is the included MFENG-UX sub-ohm tank, which is a true contender in the ever-crowded atomizer wars, and one tank we would be discussing again at the end of the year if it wasn’t already a few years old. Forget timelines, the MFENG-UX tank is still that good.
As you might recall, the 5mL, triple-airflow tank doesn’t appear to be that interesting at first glance, but once the pair of 0.17-ohm WF-X1 coils are primed and ready, users will “get it.” Sure, we’ve seen this tank before, but rarely have stock coils lived up to their own hype THIS well. We’re talking top-tier, Horizontech Falcon levels here, and users should be thrilled.
In the two weeks since receiving my Zephyr kit, I’ve used both coils extensively, and both are still kicking hard, even after tons of chain vaping and wattage adjustments. The flavor and vapor are as rich and abundant as day one, and I’m not seeing any signs of fading.
- Outstanding 5,000mAh integrated battery
- Highly responsive chipset
- Unbelievable companion tank and USB-C charge adapter included in kit
- Battery efficiency drops over 150 watts
- Display isn’t customizable
- Slightly “cautious” temp control output
The SnowWolf Zephyr Bottom Line
At this point, you’ve probably made up your mind already. Snowwolf isn’t always known for restraint, but rather than adding 3D, hand-damaging wolves on the back of the Zephyr, they chose to put the excess into the extras, rather than the design. The result is a top-flight, high performing vape kit that has everything a buyer needs, right down to the wall adapter.
It seems like the high-wattage mod game is changing a bit, and Snowwolf is joining Innokin as a leader in this mini-revolution. Highly recommended.