VGOD PRO 200 KIT
VGOD may have expanded its product line into e-liquids, but there can be no doubt that their hearts are still with the Mods and Tanks they are known for. The proof of this is with their latest Mod and Sub-Ohm tank, the VGOD Pro 200 and the Pro SubTank Starter Kit (available now at Vapor Authority)
The VGOD Pro 200 Starter Kit is a powerful mod and tank made with exquisite attention to detail (like all VGOD products). VGOD made its bones with mechanical mods and precision RDTA’s, it has moved into the regulated devices with the same commitment. The VGOD Pro 200 Kit is easily an advanced user device, but for new users and anyone just wanting to buy a top-shelf device, this is to be considered a shortlist Starter Kit.
The VGOD Pro 200 Mod
The Pro 200 Mod is constructed with precision, from the tight, solid side panel battery compartment to its color OLED display with 10 different color themes.
The Pro 200 Box Mod is a dual 18650 device that stands just 85mm by 57.5mm by 25mm, the dual battery supplies enough power to deliver a true 200-watt maximum output using the updated Atom V 200B chipset.
In addition to a powerful variable wattage mode, the VGOD Pro 200 includes mech mode, pro mode, and an accurate TC mode. The mech mode operates as a mechanical mod, where performance depends on the charge of the batteries. The temperature control mode allows for Ni200 Pure Nickel, Titanium, as well as 316 and 304 Stainless Steel when using other tanks or RDA’s.
The VGOD Pro Sub-Ohm Tank
The VGOD Pro Sub-Ohm Tank is easily a true VGOD presentation, matching the Pro Mod’s black color theme throughout. The VGOD Pro 200 Mod is constructed with a durable zinc alloy, while the Pro SubTank is constructed with stainless-steel. The capacity of the SubTank is 5mL.
The top cap of the Pro SubTank features a Delrin drip tip that is actually a one-piece cap. Removing the top cap/drip tip reveals the top-fill design of two fill slots, making it easy to refill the tank. However, sitting beneath the fill slots are rubberized protectors that prevent leaking, so when it comes to refilling the tank, make sure that whatever tip is used for the e-juice bottle, it penetrates through the protective layer.
The default glass tube is clear glass that shows the VGOD flag crest inside, and inside the box is a second glass tube that is nearly an opaque black color. Featuring dual adjustable bottom airflow control slots that deliver ample air to the coils, making for a very satisfying vape experience.
As of now there is a single coil in the Starter Kit, and this coil is the only coil I’ve found for replacement coils. It is a stainless-steel heating element, 0.2-ohm Shotgun Coil rated for 30W to 100W.
Observations of the VGOD Pro 200 Kit
To me, VGOD has always exuded an air of supreme quality. My first exposure to a VGOD product was at a vape expo and someone from VGOD gave me a VGOD TrickTank. It took some time to use it properly, but I knew immediately it was a precision RDTA, and the very fact that it came packaged with its own hard nylon zip case and a Coil Feenz Build Kit, was just more icing on the cake. With each new iteration, with each wholly new product, VGOD never released anything that failed to impress.
This year, the high performance 200W VGOD mod and the equally high performance Pro SubTank, once again reflect the kind of attention to detail and exquisite engineering found only in the best vape products available. People will disagree with the placement of Fire Button, or perhaps even the supposed OLED display that is somewhat lacking in the resolution department, but no one will argue the performance in every mode made available.
The entire Pro 200 Mod is constructed with a tough Zinc Alloy, including the amply sized fire button. However, its position on the Mod, sitting atop next to the 510-connector and Pro SubTank, it does take a bit to get used to its position, and to find a comfortable grip to hold and use the Mod. Once the user finds the proper way to grip the Pro 200, it will become second-nature quickly.
The top side of the Pro 200 has a gently slope, and at the end of the slope the sturdy zinc alloy fire button sits ever-so-slightly raised. The button is firm and responsive, while the internal chipset provides a fast ramp up time so the moment the fire button is pressed clouds of vapor begin to flow from the drip tip that can best be described as looking like a cooling tower on a nuclear reactor.
Whichever way the owner of a VGOD Pro 200 decides to grip the mod, the fire button will work its way to a comfortable and sure-footed position.
The OLED Display
The front panel of the Pro 200 is used for the large, .98” color display, vertically placed round, raised adjustment buttons, and the USB port. Although I do not regret my purchase of the VGOD Pro 200 Starter Kit, I have to admit to some disappointment with the display. As mentioned above, the color display allows for several ‘theme’ colors, which is certainly state of the art tech, it is the actual pixels on the screen that tend to disappoint.
Letters and numbers appear ‘blocky’, not smooth and well-formed like you might find in modern SMOK displays or the recently released Vaporesso Polar’s 2” Award-Worthy display that I have no doubt many manufactures will follow suit with that type of GUI. Regardless, the VGOD Pro 200 has an OLED display that organizes information in an easy to understand format and can be customized with plenty of themes to satisfy most users.
The VGOD Pro 200 Chassis
The final observation I’ll make regarding the VGOD Pro 200 Mod concern the strong, durable chassis. You’ll no doubt hear other reviewers talk about how “ergonomic” the chassis design is, and to a certain point that is true. However, no matter the soft curves, slopes, and rubberized side panels, the placement of the fire button hinders an otherwise excellent chassis design. These soft slopes, rubberized side panels, one of which is completely removeable as the battery compartment door (secured beautifully with 2 long and powerful magnets), make this Mod one serious device, had VGOD moved the fire button to the empty space directly above the OLED display, this Mod would be untouchable by even the toughest critics.
VGOD PRO 200 Features:
- 7 to 200W Output Range
- 0.08 to 3.0 ohm Atomizer Resistance Range
- Proprietary ATOM.V.200B Chip technology
- Temperature Control Suite
- Ni200 Nickel Support
- Titanium Support
- Stainless Steel 316 and 304 Support
- MECH mode
- Resistance Lock
- Pro Mode
- Up to 7 Seconds Adjustable Wattage in 1 Second Intervals
- Memory Mode
- Up to 20 Memory Can Be Stored
- 200 to 600 degree Fahrenheit Range
- 0.07 to 3.0 ohm Atomizer Resistance Range
- New Power Curve Mode for Exceptional Output Control
- .98 inch Side Mounted Colored OLED Screen
- Vertical Arrangement
- Output Temperature
- Output Wattage
- Output Voltage
- Material and Mode Selection
- Atomizer Resistance
- Output Current
- Dual Battery Life Indicator
- Adjustment Lock
- Three Button Control Face
- Oversized Firing Button
- Slide On Battery Bay
- Accepts Two High Amperage 18650 Batteries
- Batteries Sold Separately
- Micro USB Charging Port
- Accepts Two High Amperage 18650 Batteries
- 24K Gold Plated 510 Threading and Firing Pin
- Spring Loaded Gold Plated Contact
VGOD Pro 200 Dimensions:
- 85mm by 27mm by 57mm
VGOD Pro Subtank Product Features:
- 24mm Diameter Base
- Hinge and Lock Top Fill System
- Swivels Open and Shut
- Dual Fill Port
- 3ml Max Standard Capacity
- Shotgun Coil Family
- 0.2 ohm
- 30 to 100W
- 60W Recommended Range
- Dual Adjustable Airslots
- Stainless Steel and Glass Construction
VGOD PRO 200 KIT Includes:
- One VGOD PRO 200 Box Mod
- One VGOD Pro Subtank
- One 0.2 ohm Shotgun Coil
- One Spare Glass
- One User Manual
Vaping the VGOD Pro 200W Kit
The VGOD Pro 200 Mod and Pro SubTank are matched in looks and are perfectly proportional to each other. The VGOD Pro SubTank has just one 0.2-ohm Stainless-Steel Shotgun Coil, which left me dumbfounded. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen any starter kit come with a single coil in the box. I did not pick up an extra pack of coil replacements since I had no doubt there would be at least one other coil to use.
The Shotgun SS316 Quad Coil is, as far as I know now, the only compatible Coil for VGOD Pro SubTank. Because the heating element (wires) are stainless-steel users can vape in Power Mode, TC Mode, and even Mech or Bypass Mode. For users that want to set their VGOD Pro Mod and secure it down, the chipset features a Lock/Unlock system that only locks up the settings, allowing the user to continue to vape. I wish all Mods were like this, and perhaps one day they all will be.
These coils are rated for 30W to 100W, a wide power range to be sure, and I found 60W exactly right for an optimal vape. You can expect to pay about $25 for a 5-pack of these coils.
Vaping the VGOD Pro and Pro SubTank was far better than I expected. Wait, that’s not exactly right. Of course, I expected an excellent experience with the VGOD Pro, it was more about the stainless-steel heating elements that surprised me. I think this is the first Kit I’ve reviewed in a year that didn’t come with Kanthal Coils. Other first-class VGOD Mods, such as the VGOD Elite or VGOD Pro150 laid the groundwork already.
Despite the stainless-steel wires in the coils, I found the flavor fidelity to reproduce faithfully. As good as Kanthal? Maybe, or at least 95% as close. Clouds were excellent, 60W was plenty for big clouds of vapor.
In the past, every VGOD device I purchased came in oversized packaging that included the hard-shell nylon zip case with form inserts for the device. The VGOD Pro 200 Starter Kit does not. For whatever reason, probably to hold costs down, the Kit comes in normal everyday packaging. I mention this here not because it affected the score, but just in case some readers skip down to the Verdict section to see what the reviewer scored the device before reading the complete review. To be honest, I still have a few of these cases and I’ve never used one.
The VGOD Pro 200 Starter Kit scores large for the absolute professional level quality of the construction, the precise engineering of the Atom chipset, and the super tight tolerances of the assembled parts. Even the battery compartment, held with two magnets, secure the dual 18650 cells with zero rattle.
Naturally, a product like the VGOD Pro 200 Kit is going to cost substantially more than your average box mod starter kit from SMOK, Innokin, or Joyetech. You can expect the same level of pricing as devices and kits from Lost Vape, YiHi, AsMODus or Think Vape… a bit more than $100USD.