D-Mass by Drip'n Vap
D-Mass by Drip'n Vap

D-Mass by Drip'n Vap

Commercial characteristics

  • Sponsor who loaned the product for the magazine: Acquired on our own funds
  • Price of the tested product: 210 Euros
  • Product category according to its selling price: Luxury (over 120 euros)
  • Mod type: Mechanical with native kickstand
  • Is the mod telescopic? Yes
  • Maximum power: Not applicable
  • Maximum voltage: Not applicable
  • Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: Not applicable

Reviewer comments on business characteristics

In all ecosystems, there are mass-produced products, manufactured industrially. This is not a distinguishing feature, these existing products, according to the manufacturer, as highly qualitative products, medium or simply mediocre. Everything in the industry is good and bad, and we all know that.

But within these same ecosystems, there are also other products, made by virtuous and passionate hands, tenderly coexcited, created and then fashioned with application and talent to produce unique products, fruits of the union of matter. and the sweat of the craftsman.

The D-Mass is one of them. A mechanical mod of sumptuous appearance where everything has been thought out with precision to make the most beautiful. The price may seem high but it is justified by the hours needed to achieve a unique object, worthy of appearing in any valuable collection, not far from a Matisse or a Bugatti. You do not pay for materials or even work, you get a piece of art.

DNV Dmass Solo

Physical characteristics and felt quality

  • Width or Diameter of the product in mms: 22
  • Product Length or Height in mms: 80
  • Product weight in grams: 106
  • Material composing the product: Stainless steel, Steel resulting from a specific work, Copper
  • Form Factor Type: Telescopic Tube
  • Decorative Style: Cultural Reference
  • Quality of decoration: Excellent, it is a work of art
  • Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
  • All components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
  • Fire button position: On the bottom cap
  • Fire button type: Magnetic 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: 6
  • Number of threads: 3
  • Quality of the threads: Excellent
  • 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: 5 / 5 5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality

D-Mass uses a combination of three materials. Stainless steel for the inner tube and part of the top cap and switch, copper for better conductivity at the connectors as well as damask steel. This steel is obtained by hardening (hammering) an alternation of various layers and whose finishing consists of coating the whole with an acidic liquid that will corrode the steel sheets differently, bringing out a symphony of shapes and colors that are totally unique. Employed in very high-end cutlery, it is a long and very arduous production which implies for the artisan notions of metallurgy extremely sharp and a very long work.

The finish quality of the D-Mass is simply outstanding. Not only in the manufacture of damask steel but also in the omnipresent softness, both in the switch that is a real butter in the threads that are in themselves a reference in machining. It's just perfect. Both visually and in the hand. Let us note the absolute softness of the contact of the noble material which, far from being dry and hard against the skin evokes the touch of certain precious tissues.

So, if the price can go back, do not hesitate to compare it with that of other mechanical mods of the same range that only has a polished finish with a laser engraving done in fifteen minutes.

DNV Dmass Telescope

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: 18350,18490,18500,18650
  • Does the mod support stacking? Yes technically it is able, but it is not recommended by the manufacturer
  • 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 of the output voltage at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the requested voltage and the actual voltage

Vapelier's note regarding functional characteristics: 4.5 / 5 4.5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on functional features

Attention, this mod is a collection mod and not a mod of competition. Although it displays correct conductivity and guarantees perfect use in "normal" vape, it can not be compared to some mechanical mods with almost perfect conductivity. And that is not his goal. But if you are looking for a beautiful, unique and sensual mod, it is for you.

Between its smooth operation (my God, the quality of this switch!) And the reliability of its connections, plus a strength that you can not imagine seeing it, it's better than following the way you vape, it improves it by adding the tactile sensation of a high quality material.

Measured using a tankometer and therefore just to give an idea, the D-Mass out 4.09V on a fully charged battery and 3.88V with a good ato mounted. We must of course take these figures with tweezers and back against the equipment used for measurement and the internal resistance of the tankometer, atomizer, wind speed and inflation ... 😉

But these figures have the merit of establishing the distance of the market's leading drivers of conductivity, measured on the same material with more flattering figures. But again, the goal is not there. This mod will not help you to participate in Cloud-Chasing contests but to feel the elegance of vaping on a material made with patience and nobility.

DNV Dmass Switch DNV Dmass Topcap

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? Can do better
  • 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 / 5 4.5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on conditioning

The packaging is pretty and corresponds to the mod class. My only regret is that Drip n'Vap opted for a wooden box, certainly pleasant to look at, but whose solidity does not seem compatible with any transport in optimal conditions. The mod comes with an extra short tube that allows you to switch the mod from 18350 to 18650 without having to use the telescope function, which is a good idea and a certificate of authenticity including a three-line manual, good enough to learn the only thing that differentiates this mod mecha from others: the maintenance of Damascus steel with vegetable oil.

DNV Dmass Pack

Appreciations in use

  • Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for a Jean back pocket (no discomfort)
  • Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy, even standing on the street, with a simple Kleenex
  • Easy to change the batteries: Super simple, even blind in the dark!
  • Did the mod heat up? weakly
  • 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: 3.8 / 5 3.8 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on the use of the product

In use, it's a dream! As long as we respect what it is made for, the experience of vape is increased tenfold by the beauty of the object. Obviously, this remark is deeply subjective and has no informative character! I just noticed, for having teased a little, that it tends to heat, without excess, when installing a low-resistance atomizer on it.

Another note: choose your battery with discernment, the inside of the tube being quite narrow (18mm), some batteries a little plump will not pass. A Purple Efest, for example, goes into forcing, which is not very auspicious in case of problems given the limited space left for a possible degassing.

DNV Dmass Pieces

Recommendations for use

  • Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
  • Number of batteries used during testing: 4
  • With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Dripper, A classic fiber - resistance greater than or equal to 1.7 Ohms, A low resistance fiber inf or equal to 1.5 ohms, Rebuildable Genesys type metal mesh, Rebuildable Genesys type mounting metal wick
  • With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Your rebuildable favorite in 22mm.
  • Description of the test configuration used: D-Mass + AFC Cyclone, Taifun Gt 2, Origen Genesis
  • Description of the ideal configuration with this product: A leather armchair, a glass of your favorite poison by hand, a good book and a good juice ...

was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes

Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.6 / 5 4.6 5 out of stars

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The mood ticket of the reviewer

I reread my review and I find plenty of purely subjective judgments ... You see me sorry but the D-Mass is above all a beautiful object that exercises on you, when you have it in hand, a total fascination, almost a spell that can erase any attempt at objectivity. We often wail on the price of a mod mecha (me first) and say: "so much money for a piece of pipe !!!". And, indeed, it is sometimes the case. But here we are in a specific area, that of craftsmanship and the uniqueness of the object combined with the senseless passion of the man who worked on it make all its value.

Look at him for what he is and not for what he is not. He is not the mod adapted for the race to the power. Neither the mod we bring to the beach. He is the silent companion of your solitary readings at the corner of a good fire. And his presence in your hand is enough to reassure you about the future of the world because he seems to be inhabited by all the human passions that gave birth to him.

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About the Author

55 years, 32 years of cigarettes, 9 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!