VooPoo Drag 2 177W TC Starter Kit
Here we are: the long-awaited Drag 2 Starter Kit, sequel to the most popular box mod kit of all time. So does it live up to the hype? Before we cut through the suspense and get to the good stuff, let’s break down exactly what you’re getting with this kit. Of course, you’re getting the all-new Drag 2 Box Mod, featuring a dual 18650 battery chamber, the GENE.FIT chipset, and up to 177W of power. You also get the classic UForce T2 Tank, the same as which comes with the Drag Mini.
Here are all the relevant details before we go further:
- Dimensions: 88.3 x 51 x 26.5 mm
- Material: Zinc Alloy & Resin
- Battery: Dual External 18650 Batteries
- Wattage Range: 5 – 177W
- Coil Ratings: 0.2ohm N3 Triple Coil (rated for 65 - 100W), 0.4ohm U2 Dual Coil (rated for 40 – 80W)
- Juice Capacity: 3.5 – 8.0mL
- Temperature Range: 200 – 600F
- Advanced GENE.FIT Chipset
- Magnetized Battery Door
- Various Resin Color Options
- UForce OCC Coil Technology
- Short, Flavor-Focused Chimney
Suck My Mod
- Really good flavor
- GENE Chip is great
- Easy-to-use and clearly updated interface
- Ergonomic curves fit comfortably in the palm of the hand
- Aesthetically very pleasing
- The obscure and confusing nature of the FIT Modes is a big issue. What do these modes do, what is the technology here, etc.?
- No included voltage mode
- “If you liked the Drag, you’ll like this”
- Rounded, ergonomic design feels good in the hand
- Battery door doesn’t fit perfectly and makes slight rattling
- 510 placement is raised above the top of the mod & creates gapping with tank.
- A bit too restrictive of a hit for mesh coils
- FIT Modes are too cool of a vape and there seems to be no difference between the three.
- Likes the kit well enough, but most of this work is being done by the tank. Mod is mediocre at best.
- Placing too much importance on immediate firing speed which isn’t as important anymore
- Attractive resin aesthetics & matching drip tips
- High-quality construction & finish
- Much more ergonomic than its predecessor
- Zero ramp-up, highly responsive
- Fantastic vapor production & throat hit
- Good flavor
- Much improved screen layout
- Doesn’t like the gigantic logo on the side
- Slightly off-centered 510.
Alright, so there you have it and, as always, it’s time to round up these reviews and see if we can make sense of what the critics are saying. While the Drag 2 is one of the most highly-anticipated devices of the past several years, it does seem as though it failed to live up to the hype somewhat. Perhaps this is a case of building something up too much and setting impossible expectations or maybe not; let’s take a look at the particular critiques of this kit.
The first thing most critics took aim at was the FIT modes. The Suck My Mod review cites frustration that he can’t tell what these modes actually do, while Jai takes issue with the coolness of the vape he gets from these modes. On a similar note, there’s no included voltage mode, which the reviewers also took issue with. The 510 confused everyone as well. Although it’s not nearly as off-centered as the 510 on the original Drag, it still seems just a hair off-centered, which triggered everyone’s OCD. It also is raised up just enough that you’re going to get gapping with your tanks, which, as we all know, is a huge pet peeve for certain types of vapers. Finally, the gigantic log was widely condemned as being a bit tacky and unnecessary.
For most reviewers, that was about it, but it bears noting that Jai Haze was really not a fan of the box mod. He liked the kit overall well enough, but said that was primarily due to the UForce Tank. The mod, he felt, had a rattling battery door, a restrictive hit which felt weird with mesh, and, in general, it just didn’t come anywhere near living up to its predecessor.
That having been said, the other reviewers were much more positive, emphasizing the impressive flavor production of this kit, along with the extremely ergonomic and comfortable design of the device. They also emphasized the quality of the kit, from its construction to its finish, and its attractive resin styling (with matching drip tips!)
All in all, there was some disagreement among our reviewers, but it seems like an overall 7 or 8 out of 10. If you’re extremely particular about clicking battery doors, or raised 510 connectors – pass on this device immediately. If, however, you were a huge fan of the original Drag, then this is the kit for you. It’s got everything you liked about the original, with better ergonomics, an upgraded chipset, a better interface, and the same incredible firing speed with zero ramp—up.