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VOOPOO DRAG 2 177W TC STARTER KIT REVIEW

There are several changes within and without the Voopoo Drag 2 vape mod, as well as the new Voopoo Uforce T2 sub-ohm tank when compared with the various Drag mods and the Uforce T1 sub-ohm. Most, but not all, of the changes, or upgrades, benefit Vapers, especially with the Drag 2 Gene.FIT chipset.

I’m impressed with the Voopoo Drag 2, less so with the Uforce T2. This is the reverse of the previous starter kit review that included the Drag Black (reviewed here) and the Uforce T1 (reviewed here) sub-ohm.

Below I’ll go over where the improvements lie, and where I believe Voopoo should have gone in another direction. Let’s begin…

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The VooPoo Proprietary Gene.FIT Chipset

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I’ve been waiting years for a high-end, moderately priced vape mod that can perform the what the Gene.Fit chipset can do.

The upgraded Gene.FIT chip is secured by a V0 class fireproofing bridge to block liquid and dust from fouling things up. The new chip allows for a higher maximum wattage output of 177W with dual-18650 cells.

The range of wattage is 5 to 177W, its resistance range is 0.05 to 5.0-ohm, and a voltage range of 0 to 7.5V output. Additionally, the Gene.FIT has a 40A maximum current output.

The VooPoo Drag 2 also features the very handy FIT Mode. This mode allows the mod to auto-detect the optimal power output for the sub-ohm tank the user chooses to attach and allows the user to select from three presets.

The FIT Modes

These Fit modes are activated by 3 quick clicks of the fire button. The immediate screen shows the numbers 1, 2, and 3, and the user moves from one to the other using the adjustment buttons that sit below the vertical OLED screen.

Over the course of my review period I decided early one to keep my Drag 2 on Fit 3. That said, others I know either switch around the 3 modes, or have chosen Fit 1 or Fit 2 as their favorite setting. I encourage you to try all three before settling on the one that delivers the type of vape you’re looking for.

It should also be noted that just because the FIT modes can set the proper power for the coil currently in the tank that attached to the device, the user can always push the wattage higher or lower with the adjustment buttons.

Fit 1 – The Battery Setting – Fit 1 allows the user to conserve battery life by setting the power to the lowest recommended output range for the coil head in use.

Fit 2 – The Flavor Setting – Fit 2 offers medium output power with an emphasis on flavor production.

Fit 3 – The Fit 3 mode is for cloud chasers, it is the Cloud Setting that provides maximum power within the coil’s wattage range for maximum cloud production.

I found Fit 1 a little too weak for my preferences, Fit 2 was definitely better than Fit 1, but Fit 3 pushes the power to the highest in the coil’s range in order to deliver the strongest vape. When using mesh coils Fit 3 is by far the right setting to use.

The VooPoo Drag 2 Vape Mod

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The Drag 2 is slightly smaller than the previous Drag devices. But more than that, the Drag 2 has a bit of elegance and grace in its chassis, whereas the previous Drag mod was more rigid.

The VooPoo Drag 2 has the dimensions of 88.3mm by 51mm by 26.5mm. The previous Drag mod is 90mm by 54mm by 24mm. In addition to a full 25% smaller size, the Drag 2 has a very slight bulge (or curve) on either side of the device, whereas the previous model had flat side panels.

 

The VooPoo Drag 2 features 5 memory settings for ‘user defined’ settings. The new Gene.FIT chip also comes with a temperature control suite (200 to 600 Degrees Fahrenheit) in case you’re still using SS, Ni, or Ti heating elements. The coils offered by VooPoo are Kanthal, with 2 coils being mesh coils.

 

VooPoo has kept its magnetic battery panel access door for dual 18650 batteries (sold separately) as well as three button control; the firing button and two adjustment buttons.

 

The Drag 2 box vape mod is outfitted with a 0.91-inch OLED monochrome display that shows temperature mode with output, wattage output, atomizer resistance, and a battery life indicator using two battery icons to evaluate both batteries in real time.

On top of the Drag 2 is a spring-loaded gold-plated 510 connection with a stainless-steel threaded point. This vape mod also comes with a slew of protections; including battery reverse protection, over charge protection, and balanced battery charging.

 

The VooPoo UForce T2

 

The much better looking UForce T1 Sub-Ohm

Back up in the beginning of this review I told you that most of the changes, especially the Gene.FIT chipset, were for the better. However, the starter kit includes the UForce T2, which is nowhere near as attractive as the high-performance, and gorgeous UForce T1’s.

 

While the UForce T2 has all the same qualities of the UForce T1, from it’s 8mL bubble glass to its slide-fill system, and triple airflow slots of 10mm by 3mm, it’s the physical characteristics that seems to have taken a step back.

 

The UForce T2 has a subtler look to them, some might even say ‘sophistication’, and as VooPoo fazes out the T1 I’ll miss their aggressive design style. In addition to the redesigned exterior, VooPoo is offering a new coil in the kit; the N3 Triple Mesh, along with the U2 Dual Coil that was included in the UForce T1. VOOPOO DRAG 2 177W TC STARTER KIT REVIEW BY SPINFUEL VAPE

 

The new-to-the-T2 is the 0.2ohm N3 Triple Mesh Coil which is rated for a wattage range of 65 to100W. The preinstalled UForce U2 is a Dual Kanthal coil with an atomizer resistance of 0.4-ohm, recommended range of 40 to 80W, but vapes best at 58 to 68W. The N3 Triple Mesh coil head is head-over-heels a better performance coil.

 

The UForce T2 Sub-Ohm Tank is also compatible with the myriad number of UForce replacement coil family. (see photo)

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The UForce T2 has a stainless-steel 510 threading, 24K gold-plated contact and a 14mm wide 810 Wide Bore drip tip.

In Conclusion

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The VooPoo DRAG 2 177W TC Starter Kit is a decent makeover of an already popular kit, in a smaller form with more power, and is sure to be another hit by VooPoo.

 

If you’ve already purchased a previous VooPoo Drag, whether it was the Drag Gold (reviewed here), Drag Black (reviewed here), or the original Drag, I can’t really say it’s worth upgrading to the Drag 2. The Drag 2 offers a few new additions that make it an easy purchase for those that do not own a Drag of any kind, but owners of the previous Drag mods won’t gain enough to make it worth it.

 

As for the UForce T2 Sub-Ohm Tank? I prefer the T1 a lot more than the new T2. Since both T1 and T2 can use the same coils, I would recommend holding on the T1 and definitely try out the new Mesh Coils.

 

As a Starter Kit, the VooPoo Drag 2 and UForce T2 easily score an A- from this reviewer.

**Spinfuel VAPE Warning: Batteries need to be matched by brand, model and battery state. Discharge and recharge batteries as a paired set. Failure could result in injury. In addition, never use damaged or poorly wrapped batteries.

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All original content is written and produced for our readers by the Spinfuel Staff. The writing staff includes Julia Hartley-Barnes, Keira Hartley-Barnes, Tom McBride, Jason Little, Melanie Hendrix, and Dave Foster. Spinfuel also publishes guest contributors on occasion. All original content is protected by US copyright laws.

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