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VaporFlask Stout by Vape Forward and Wismec
VaporFlask Stout by Vape Forward and Wismec

VaporFlask Stout by Vape Forward and Wismec

Commercial characteristics

  • Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: MyFree-Cig
  • Price of the tested product: 79.9 Euros
  • Product category according to its selling price: Mid-range (from 41 to 80 euros)
  • Mod type: Variable power electronics and temperature control
  • Is the mod telescopic? No
  • Maximum power: 100 watts
  • Maximum voltage: Not applicable
  • Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: Less than 0.1

Reviewer comments on business characteristics

I'm happy to introduce the VaporFlask Stout. It is part of one of the three VaporFlask models (Classic, Lite, Stout) from Wismec in collaboration with Forward. Each model has its particularity: the Lite is the smallest with a bean shape and 75W power capacity with a single 18650 battery, the Classic is the most powerful with a flange shape and a capacity of 150W requiring two 18650 batteries and finally the Stout which is positioned in an intermediate category since it provides up to 100W with a single battery in the unconventional format of 26650, but be careful because it requires that the discharge current of your battery is higher than 35 A.

Although it is easy to find with this 26650 format, it is less obvious to have such a battery in 18650 format having a CDM higher than 35A, since this VaporFlask Stout is delivered with a battery adapter allowing you to vape with two formats. different battery.
Reliability issue, Wismec has already made these proofs, aesthetically Forward has already delivered these two jewels (lite and Classic), so inevitably, the Stout can be a great alliance between these two.

For the Chipset, it can be updated with the supplied USB cable which also allows reloading. For the comfort, it is a form in drop of water which is proposed to us in order to minimize the volume of the box and to maximize its performance. Result, an ergonomics that fits perfectly to the grip, the power goes up to 100W and the possibility of having several vape modes in V / W, in TC on different wires or in bypass mode.

For the coating two choices you have offered, brushed aluminum or black anodized aluminum.

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Physical characteristics and felt quality

  • Width or Product Diameter in mms: 22 (and 30) x 46.5
  • Product Length or Height in mms: 85.3
  • Product weight in grams: 173 grs without batteries
  • Material composing the product: Stainless steel, Aluminum
  • Form Factor Type: Flange
  • Decorative style: Classic
  • Quality of decoration: Excellent
  • Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? Yes
  • All the components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
  • Fire button position: Lateral near the top cap
  • Fire button type: Mechanical metal on contact rubber
  • Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 2
  • Type of User Interface Buttons: Metal Mechanics on Contact Rubber
  • Quality of the interface button (s): Excellent I love this button in every way
  • Number of parts in the product: 1
  • Number of threads: 1
  • 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: 4.3 / 5 4.3 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality

The thickness of this box has two diameters, at the 510 connection we have 22mm while at the other end, it is the size of the battery that increases the diameter to 30mm, yet at sight , this does not shock and the width reduced to 46,5 mm with a height of 85,3mm, makes this template a very average model that could almost hide entirely in a male hand.

The frame of this Stout is molded in one piece, therefore there are no visible screws. Black anodized aluminum for my test, I regret a little finger marks that mark quickly enough, but his touch is really soft, it feels like a velvet coating.

On the box the 510 connection is in stainless steel because the material is much stronger than the aluminum, for a better resistance of the thread, with a spring-loaded brass pin. On this top cap, we also distinguish a discrete engraving denoted VF in an elongated hexagon, for VaporFlask.

The insertion of the battery is done by tilting the hatch which is located on the bottom of the box, so no tool is necessary. The system is practical and the maintenance is firm, we can also see on this hatch a double circle that looks like a kind of barrel with 8 holes, it is placed just under the battery so as to evacuate the air in case overheating, and promote a possible degassing of the battery. There are also inscriptions mentioning the designer, the manufacturer and of course, the name of the box bigger.

The screen with the buttons and the micro USB connector are placed on the edge of the VaporFlask Stout, on the same side as the 510 connection, which makes its use convenient. This OLED screen is curved and remains classic with just the right information: battery charge, resistance value, voltage and power.

The buttons are round with a conical surface for a better grip. They are perfectly integrated and react well, without any flutter. On the bottom is the micro USB connector to connect the cable to perform a chipset update or reloading.

We can say that this box is of an irreproachable quality, with a look of star, it is a success!

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Functional features

  • Type of chipset used: Owner
  • Connection type: 510
  • Adjustable positive plot? Yes, through a spring.
  • Lock system ? Electronic
  • Quality of the locking system: Excellent, the chosen approach is very practical
  • Features offered by the mod: Switching to mechanical mode, Display of the charge of the batteries, Display of the value of the resistance, Protection against short circuits coming from the atomizer, Protection against the reversal of polarity of the accumulators, Display of the current vape voltage, current vape power display, variable overheat protection of atomizer resistors, temperature control of atomizer resistors, support for firmware update, diagnostic messages clear
  • Accusability: 18650,26650
  • Does the mod support stacking? No
  • Number of batteries supported: 1
  • Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Yes
  • Does the mod offer a recharge feature? Charging function possible via Micro-USB
  • Is the recharge function pass-through? No
  • 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 output power at full charge of the battery: Excellent, there is no difference between the requested power and the actual power
  • Accuracy the output voltage at full charge of the battery: Excellent, there is no difference between the requested voltage and the actual voltage

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

Reviewer's comments on functional features

The first feature of this VaporFlask Stout is that it can be used with two batteries of different sizes. In 26650 or 18650. However, it is necessary to make the difference between the performances of these two templates, because to go up to 100W the chipset needs a discharge current which is higher than 35A, except the batteries in 18650 are few to have this capacity, that's why I strongly advise you not to go beyond the 70W with a battery in 18650 and check the characteristics of your battery in 26650 before inserting it. This change can be done with the supplied adapter.

Another physical feature is the pivoting hood under the box that allows the insertion of the battery, it is also opening that we discover the only two screws of this box molded in one block. When the hood is closed it is hardly noticed because it is perfectly flush with the rest of the structure. An intelligent and perfectly functional system that requires no tools.
For the 510 connection, it has a channel that ensures the flow of air with atomizers to flow under their base. The brass positive pin is spring loaded to allow a fully flush atomizer to be screwed.

Chipset Features:

- An output power of 1 to 100 W with a discharge current that requires more than 35 Amps, so be careful to take a battery with the required characteristics.
- Two working modes in power or temperature
- Accessibility bypass to vape like a mechanical mod (with security)
- The resistance range is from 0.1Ω to 3.5Ω for the power mode (VW)
- The resistance range is from 0.05Ω to 1Ω for temperature mode (TC)
- Lock function of the settings
- Economic mode with the extinction of the screen during the vape
- Resistance lock function to store the same initial value of the resistance at room temperature in temperature mode
- Choice of display in ° C or ° F with a range of 100 to 315 ° C or 200 to 600 ° F
- Ability to rotate the display to the right or left
- In temperature control the accepted wires are: Nickel, Titanium or Stainless 316
- Possibility of recharging the box via the micro USB cable
- Update the chipset via the micro USB cable

Security list:

- Detection of the presence of the atomizer
- The box is safe when the resistance is not in the accepted value range
- Protection against short circuits
- Temperature warning when the internal circuit of the device exceeds 70 ° C "Device too hot"
- Temperature protection in CT mode when the resistance heats above the given value
- Alert against deep discharges when the battery is too weak from 2.9V
- Reverse polarity protection

I simply regret the absence of the TCR which allows us to use any resistive wire material by inserting a temperature coefficient of the resistance of the wire used. That said, I think that with a chipset update, this feature should be accessible and fixed since it is found on the VaporFlask Lite and Presa TC 100W monitor the site Wismec and this page: http: // www. wismec.com/news/ for the V 2.00 firmware.

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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? Yes
  • 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: 5 / 5 5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on conditioning

As for the Lite and the Classic, the Stout benefits from an irreproachable packaging that honors its manufacturer.

In a solid box and cardboard, you will find the box resting in the center of a black velvet foam and inside of it, is housed an adapter which makes it possible to use a format of smaller battery in 18650. Under this first floor, hides a second in which we find the micro USB connection cable, with a warranty and instructions for use.

For those who do not understand English, you will be delighted to find explanations in perfect French but also in other languages, since in total it is in no less than 5 languages ​​(English, French, German, Spanish and French). Chinese) that this leaflet has been transcribed.
Hats off!

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Appreciations in use

  • Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an inside jacket pocket (no deformations)
  • Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Super simple, even blind in the dark!
  • Easy to change the batteries: Super simple, even blind in the dark!
  • 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: 5 / 5 5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on the use of the product

With the use of this product, we realize that it is without doubt one of the most intelligently designed on the market, combining simplicity, functionality, power, safety and aesthetics. A detail is that the brushed aluminum model marks much less fingerprints, but it's a matter of taste (and clean hands).

The screen has a fairly fair display but sufficiently visible with all the essential information.

The handling is perfect with instinctively the widest part positioned in the palm so that the fingers come naturally to go on the finest part of the box. Left-handed and right-handed will find their way to vaper.

The switch as the buttons, is superb and does not move. These three elements are very reactive and precise, moreover, the approach of the settings and functions proposed with this box, corresponds ideally to its use.

The opening of the swivel cover when inserting the battery takes place with a finger, I liked the fact of not needing a tool, moreover, the maintenance is firm and remains perfectly aligned with the body of this Stout.

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The recharging of the battery is done standing box, the micro USB port is located laterally, convenient.

To associate an atomizer, I advise you to stay on diameters of 22mm, because in 23mm even if it can be done, this disproportion remains unsightly and sensitive to the touch.

Question vape, we obtain an optimal regularity whatever the power and on modest values ​​(until 30W), the 26650 battery will hold you very long without having to recharge.

Recommendations for use

  • Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
  • Number of batteries used during testing: 1
  • With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Dripper, A Classical Fiber, In Sub-ohm Mount, Genesis Rebuildable
  • With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? All atomizers having a maximum diameter of 22mm
  • Description of the test configuration used: With the double coil Goblin at 0.5Ω and the Nectar tank at CT at 0.2Ω
  • Description of the ideal configuration with this product: There is not really, everything suits him provided the atomizer does not exceed the 22mm diameter

was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes

Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.8 / 5 4.8 5 out of stars

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The mood ticket of the reviewer

Tierce winner for Forward and Wismec who thought in detail the 3 VaporFlask.

The most original is of course the Stout, which has kept the standard format of single-battery box to associate with a battery in 26650 to have a phenomenal power of 100W with a single battery.

The aesthetics, the finishes, the comfort of use as well as the proposed characteristics are absolutely astonishing.

We remain on the simplicity and at the same time we are offered with this VaporFlask Stout, all the essential elements, in order to better adapt to the comfort and safety of novice or confirmed vaper.

The only precaution that I advise you to take is to pay attention to the discharge current of your battery which must be higher than 35A unlike other boxes that require a lower value of 25A mini, because the majority of batteries in 18650 n do not reach the 35A. But here ... we still go up to 100W in this small size.

Sylvie.I

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