You have to hand it to Wake Mod Co. – nothing they make is like any other vape products. Their tanks and RDAs are stunningly designed, occasionally gaudy but always unique through and through. So, when the 200W Wake Mod Bigfoot kit arrived (not to be mistaken for the 60W Littlefoot kit) , I expected nothing less. And of course, they did not disappoint.
The 200-watt Bigfoot kit is a testament to standing out on shelves, while also being a functionally sound vape device. Is it perfect? No, unfortunately Wake Mod missed a few things from design to manufacturing. But that’s not stopping me from flaunting this monster all over town. Let’s get the 411 from the company and go from there.
Accentuated with shiny gold trim or other intricate design options, the Wake BIGFOOT 200W Mod rocks it neatly contrasted against the soft touch matte finish. Within the high-end chassis sits the proprietary chipset, unlocking the full temperature control potential of this device, reaching wattages as high as 200W and resistances as low as 0.05ohms. A 1.3″ TFT Color screen displays relevant vape data back to the user and allows for proper selection of wire coefficients. Paired with the BIGFOOT Sub-Ohm Tank, providing exception vapor and flavor production with dual slotted bottom airflow control and mesh-coil technology. The BIGFOOT 200W Starter Kit features plenty of Wake Mod branding bathed in their iconic 24K gold plating for a stunning display.
Wake Mod BIGFOOT Kit Specs:
- Dimensions – 88mm by 47.5mm by 30mm
- Dual High-Amp 18650 Batteries – Not Included
- Wattage Output Range: 10-200W
- Voltage Output Range: 1.0-7.5V
- Resistance Range: 0.05-3.0ohms
- Temperature Range: 100°-315°C / 200°-570°F
- Power Mode
- TCR Mode
- Nickel, Titanium, Stainless Steel Compatibility
- Zinc-Alloy Chassis Construction
- 3″ TFT Color Screen
- Intuitive Side Mount Firing Bar
- Two Adjustment Buttons
- Magnetic Battery Door
- Over-Time Warning
- Low Atomizer Protection
- Short-Circuit Protection
- Centered Spring-Loaded 510 Connection
- MicroUSB Port
- Available in MURDER, FENTY, GANG, DELUXE, and BLUEBERRY
Wake Mod BIGFOOT Tank Specs:
- 24mm Diameter
- Ultra-Thick Bubble Glass
- Superior Stainless-Steel Construction
- Wake Mod Co. Coil Systems
- 2ohm MS-M Mesh Coil – rated for 40-80W
- 2ohm MS-H Coil – rated for 80-120W
- Compatible with Baby Beast Coils – Requires Changing 510 Pin
- Threaded Top Fill System
- Knurled Dual Slotted Bottom Adjustable Airflow Control Ring
- Detachable Structure
- 510 Frosted Delrin Drip Tip
- Stainless Steel 510 Connection
- Available in MURDER, FENTY, GANG, DELUXE and BLUEBERRY
Wake Mod BIGFOOT Starter Kit Contents:
- 1 Wake BIGFOOT 200W TC Mod
- 1 Wake BIGFOOT Sub-Ohm Tank
- 1 0.2ohm MS-M Mesh Coil
- 1 0.2ohm MS-H Coil
- 1 Gold-Plated Wake Bottle Opener Keychain
- 1 Spare Parts and O-Ring
- 1 Instructional Manual
Before we even get into our opinions of the looks, check out what Wake Mod Co. thought of their own products. Rather than giving them obvious colorways, like “blue” or “red” they decided the best possible names for these high-end designs are:
and my personal favorite…
Unfortunately, I didn’t get a solid black “Murder” design to test (We’ll get you one – ed.), but the all-red and gold Deluxe was plenty swanky for my needs. All of Bigfoot mods follow the same design aesthetic, which is best-described as “expensive handbag meets loud jewelry.” Okay, maybe that isn’t the BEST way to describe them, but suffice it to say, you probably won’t be confusing the Bigfoot with any of your Pico collection.
My test model was very cleanly designed. The matte finish had a metallic undertone that made the red exterior sparkle a little nicer in direct sunlight. But through it all, the slightly textured surface feels great in the hands, even during long-term use.
The 1.3-inch TFT color screen is perfectly good and matches the luxurious design better than most displays do to their parent products. Unlike so many other mods, the Bigfoot feels proprietary across the board, right down to the display design.
I enjoyed how cool the Bigfoot stayed when vaping steadily, even at higher settings. Though there isn’t a lot of visible venting in place, it appears Wake made a device that dissipates heat quickly – something important on any mod approaching 200 watts.
One other note that highlights how “oddball” the Wake mods can be – the Bigfoot kit comes with a gold-plated bottle opener keychain, for no discernible reason. It’s a nice throw-in, to be sure. But what does a keychain have to do with Bigfoot, vaping or anything else? Yeah, weeks later, we still don’t know.
My only concern about the exterior and controls is the gold-colored side fire bar, which is a little too lightweight and flimsy for my tastes. It works well enough, but the thin feeling belies the rugged look of the mod, and also led to a handful of misfires when not hitting it squarely.
The kit includes the Bigfoot sub-ohm tank, a fairly unassuming atomizer considering how over-the-top the rest of the design is. But what’s important is how well it works, and how it can even give new life to your old SMOK Baby Beast coils, with a slight adjustment of the 510 pin. Hardly groundbreaking technology, but a nice nod to all of us that manage to accumulate products faster than we can use them.
That said, you might not want to bother with the old heads once you try the stock MS coils. You get one mesh and one standard variety in the kit, and they deliver some seriously rich, deep flavor. Both read at 0.2 ohms, and both require a little more power than listed to really enjoy. For once, I preferred to exceed 85-90 watts with these heads, because the extra power made the flavor and vapor performance shine.
I was also impressed by the coil longevity here. Though the MS system didn’t reach record-breaking longevity records, considering how I vaped them at consistently high wattages, the seven days each of them gave me was fairly impressive. They’re also not frugal on juice, but they handled refills well, never leaking once, or gurgling when I purposely overfilled them.
Vaping the Wake Bigfoot Mod Kit
Much like the name implies, the Bigfoot isn’t a small device. While it’s hardly bulky, the broad footprint makes life good for those who like larger atomizers, and a little unwieldy for those with smaller hands. But despite the size, the Bigfoot maintains a high level of comfort thanks to some smooth corners and a lightweight design.
That said, I also enjoyed how durable the Bigfoot was during testing. I purposely dropped the mod several times (and accidentally dropped it several more) in hopes of trying to find some literal and figurative dents in the armor. And you know what? Other than the expected surface blemishes, the Bigfoot handled it all with grace, even after some sharp dings. I never had any operation problems, and all parts were just as intact and responsive after the testing.
One minor problem I had was how squirrely the temperature control adjustments were during my time with the Bigfoot. It was nothing we haven’t seen before, but when trying to lock in resistances, the Bigfoot would occasionally start jumping all over the place, and even booting me to the main screen in more than one instance. It settled over time, and I learned to manage it just fine, but at this point in the game, experiencing very basic temp control problems is a little surprising, especially coming from one of the classier, high-end vaping companies out there.
However, I have to commend Wake Mod Co. for a very resourceful chipset. Even with heavy vaping at triple-digit wattages, I enjoyed very reliable battery performance and longer-than-usual times between swapping and recharging.
– Truly unique design concept
– Strong battery life
– Excellent tank and coils
– Weirdly erratic temp control
– Sub-par fire button
– A little large for some
You don’t always have to justify liking something. Sure, the Wake Mod Co. Bigfoot kit is a little weird and out of the ordinary. Sure, it comes with a bottle opener for no clear reason. And yeah, the naming scheme is beyond strange. But when you look past those oddities, you have a high-end vape kit that truly stands out on your shelf. It might not be perfect, but it’s certainly unlike anything you own, and that might just be reason enough to own one.