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Dogfather by Animodz
Dogfather by Animodz

Dogfather by Animodz

Commercial characteristics

  • Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: Evaps
  • Price of the tested product: 149 Euros
  • Product category according to its selling price: Luxury (over 120 euros)
  • Mod type: Mechanical without kick support possible
  • Is the mod telescopic? No
  • Maximum power: Not applicable
  • Maximum voltage: Not applicable
  • Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: Not applicable

Reviewer comments on business characteristics

After having had the pleasure of dissecting the Doggystyle atomizer from the same manufacturer, here we are in the presence of the Dogfather, mod which was designed to serve as a support.

Always cogitated in France by Animodz and manufactured in Taiwan by Vape Prod, it is a 22mm mod of diameter accepting only 18350 batteries. The tone is then given, we do not have here the stick of Zeus intended to send flashes and to generate storms but a quiet mechanical mod, made to be a beautiful object and to vip peacefully.

A good mod, aesthetically perfect when accompanied by Doggystyle (179 € all at our sponsor instead of 259 €) but still quite expensive. Of course, in the case of a mod moder, there is no standard in the matter and the price is adapted if the product is acquirer. I will not argue about that.

For the rest, I invite you to continue ...

Animodz Dogfather mod

Physical characteristics and felt quality

  • Width or Diameter of the product in mms: 22
  • Product Length or Height in mms: 69
  • Product weight in grams: 129.46
  • Material composing the product: Brass, Stainless Steel lde surgical grade
  • Form Factor Type: Tube
  • Decorative style: Classic
  • Quality of decoration: Excellent, it is a work of art
  • Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? Yes
  • All components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
  • Fire button position: On the bottom cap
  • Fire button type: Spring mechanics
  • Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 1
  • UI button type: No other button
  • Quality of interface button (s): Not applicable interface button
  • Number of parts in the product: 9
  • Number of threads: 3
  • Quality of the threads: Very good
  • Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes

Rating of the vapelier as to feelings quality: 4.1 / 5 4.1 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality

Surgical steel, brass, no nice screws and connectors and silver plated switch spring, we are on the high end, obviously. Moreover, it is not only the materials used but especially the machining that is carried out to perfection. The quality of polishing, assembling the various parts, all this is worthy of the tariff requested. We are objectively in front of a mod of high quality.

But it would be limiting to stop there. Quality is nothing if plastic is disadvantageous. And here too, the Dogfather is strong. Whether in drawing or realization, everything converges to give a beautiful and sober object at a time. The inserts of brass, the engravings on the body and the switch are in unison of this magnificent polished version and gives a really magnificent whole. A certain idea of ​​elegance that defends itself, just by looking at the mod.

Animodz Dogfather exploded

Functional features

  • Type of chipset used: None / Mechanical
  • Connection type: 510, Ego - via an adapter
  • Adjustable positive plot? Yes, through a thread adjustment.
  • Lock system ? Mechanical
  • Quality of the locking system: Good, the function does what it is for
  • Features offered by the mod: None / Mod Méca
  • Accusability: 18350
  • Does the mod support stacking? No
  • Number of batteries supported: 1
  • Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Not applicable
  • Does the mod offer a recharge feature? No recharge function offered by the mod
  • Is the recharge function pass-through? No recharge function offered by the mod
  • Does the mode offer a Power Bank function? No power bank function offered by the mod
  • Does the mode offer other functions? No other function offered by the mod
  • Presence of a regulation of the flow of air? Yes
  • Maximum diameter in mms of compatibility with an atomizer: 22
  • Accuracy of the fully charged output power of the battery: Not applicable, it is a mechanical mod
  • Accuracy the output voltage at full charge of the battery: Medium, because there is a noticeable difference depending on the value of the resistance of the atomizer

Vapelier's note regarding functional characteristics: 4 / 5 4 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on functional features

Well, this is a mechanical mod, I remind you so it will not give the time nor will it serve as a flashlight to find your keys. On the other hand, he will happily welcome a good battery in 18350 and deliver the tension as a good doggie brings you the newspaper.

The conductivity of the mod is not very significant but it must be sifted this defect considering that its size and use of 18350 accu disqualifies anyway automatically for the cloud-chasing. It is obviously not made for that so the correct conductivity which it is capable enough to feed a quiet atomizer for a vape to the pitch.

The switch is very pleasant in its handling. It is an old-fashioned spring system with locking ring, nothing new technically but the precision of the machining makes the switch is soft and the ring is not restive to open or to close. Quality helps with functionality, it's an excellent point. You will also notice the opportune presence of a vent allowing the possible degassing of a battery in dysfunction.

Animodz Dogfather Switch 1Animodz Dogfather Switch 2Animodz Dogfather Switch 3

Evaluation of the packaging

  • Presence of a box accompanying the product: Yes
  • Would you say that the packaging is up to the price of the product? No
  • Presence of a user manual? Yes
  • Is the manual understandable for a non-English speaker? Yes
  • Does the manual explain ALL features? Yes

Vapelier's note on packaging: 4 / 5 4 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on conditioning

The packaging is reassuring. A rectangular cardboard tunnel contains a very dense foam that perfectly protects the contents. It's practical and simple. But it is not of great beauty and in any case adapted to the tariff claim of the object. For an equivalent price, some are much better. You will argue that others are worse off delivering an expensive mod or ato in a bubble bag and you will not be wrong. But the customer deserves special attention when it splits a ticket 150 €, packaging more classy would have been appreciable.

We console ourselves with a pocket of spares containing an additional spring (less tensioned, it allows to lighten the pressure on the switch) and spare joints and a notice in French and English that goes around the entire product.

It's good but can do better.

To those, still many, who will tell me that we do not vape with a box, I will answer that if, many vapers vaping with a box! And that an exceptional product deserves an exceptional service. The packaging is part of this service, it is not to be taken lightly in this price range.

Animodz Dogfather box

Appreciations in use

  • Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an inside jacket pocket (no deformations)
  • Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy but requires a workspace
  • Easy to change the batteries: Easy, even standing in the street
  • Did the mod heat up? No
  • Has there been erratic behavior after one day of use? No
  • Description of situations in which the product has experienced erratic behavior

Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 4.5 / 5 4.5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on the use of the product

There is nothing to complain about the use of Dogfather which behaves very well in daily vape. Again, the machining quality is for many because it makes it very easy to use the switch and the locking ring.

Equipped with a good battery 18350, the mod is pleasant to the handling. It's simple to set up and simple to operate, and its shining beauty will attract you to covetous looks. A beautiful object that works well, the chronicler is silent and appreciates ...

Animodz Dogfather notice

Recommendations for use

  • Type of batteries used during the tests: 18350
  • Number of batteries used during the tests: The batteries are owners / Not applicable
  • With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Dripper, A low resistance fiber inf or equal to 1.5 ohms, Genesys type rebuildable metal mesh mount, Genesys rebuildable type metal wick
  • With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Any atomizer having a resistance between 0.5 and 1Ω
  • Description of the test configuration used: Did / Cyclone AFC
  • Description of the ideal configuration with this product: Aesthetically, with Doggystyle.

was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes

Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.4 / 5 4.4 5 out of stars

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The mood ticket of the reviewer

The Dogfather, in these frantic times where the race for power stands as an indicator in the ecosystem of the vape, is an outsider.

He fully assumes this role, with sovereign calm, focusing on its simple beauty and the quality of its manufacture. A bet certainly won beautifully. The Dogfather is an addictive object that attracts lust and desire. Even if its concept confines it to an old-fashioned vape, where the taste was better than the clouds, one can only be seduced by its timelessness.

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About the Author

54 years, 32 years of cigarettes, 8 years of vape and more happy than ever! I live in Gironde, I have three children I'm gaga and I like roast chicken, Pessac-Léognan, good e-liquids and I'm a geek of the vape that assumes!