- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: MyFree-Cig
- Price of the tested product: 79.90 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
As in any passionate activity, there are sometimes meetings in the vape. With people of course but also, for us, with liquids or even equipment. This is how the Vaporflask Stout landed on my desk in a vape test mail. I gently removed her cardboard garment and she appeared to me, naked, in the light of day. I got so crazy right away!
Vape Forward is an American moder, whose Vaporflask, available in several copies including a very interesting version equipped with the chipset SX350J of Yihi, had made a notoriety, if only by its specific aesthetic in the form of flange. An aesthetic that has been cloned many times and that has inspired various comments, from the most jovial to the most admiring. At a tariff, say, substantially prohibitive ....
In recent weeks, Vape Forward has released a new range of three boxes: the Classic, inspired by the original Vaporflask and blithely sending 150W on two 18650, the Light, wiser version with a single battery 18650 for a power of 75W and Stout which we are going to talk about today.
The three models are the fruit of an intensive collaboration between Vape Forward and Wismec (found on all fronts at the moment for the delight of the vapers). Vape Forward takes care of the design of the box and its ergonomics and Wismec providing chipset and industrial production.
As a result, the vapoteur wins. Aesthetics very neat and original without being tortured and above all, a sale price finally accessible.
The Stout is the version, in my opinion, the most "daring". Because the box is powered by an 26650 battery, guaranteeing maximum autonomy and a significant possible CDM. But it can also, thanks to a piece provided, be powered by an 18650. And all this for a very contained size, even reminiscent of traditional boxes in 18650. A nice bet that we will detail here, especially as it comes with a more than interesting price.
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Width or Diameter of the product in mms: 30
- Product Length or Height in mms: 85.3
- Product weight in grams: 251
- Material composing the product: Stainless steel, Aluminum
- Form Factor Type: Flange
- Decorative style: Classic
- 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: 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): Very good, the button is responsive and does not make any noise
- Number of parts in the product: 2
- Number of threads: 1
- 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: 4.8 / 5
Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality
It is very beautiful. The purity of the beautiful lines combine with an exceptional finish for a result at the same time practical and sexy. The size is the most shocking element in Stout because we would expect from a box running with 26650, a good big stick ugly but not at all. Vape Forward had his team of designers phosphor to concoct a small magic box that has a fabulous handling.
The secret is simple. View of airplane (well, from above, do not take the next flight for I do not know where!), Stout has the shape of a drop of water. This means that one side is large enough to accommodate one 26650 battery and the other is much thinner and will be perfect for an 22 atomizer or 23mm diameter. The thick side sits beautifully in the hollow of the hand while the rest of the box fits quite naturally the inclination of the fingers to bring the index to the switch. Imperial !!!!
The construction and finishing are a tribute to the brand and to Wismec. Forged in an aluminum of beautiful bill and thickness and covered with a very nice matte black paint (in my case, because it also exists in white and brushed aluminum), it shows a perceived incredible quality, worthy of the best productions of top of the line.
The switch and buttons [+] and [-] were, themselves, particularly neat. In stainless steel, they do not move an iota of their location, it does not rattle and their action is precise and pleasant, with a slight click to emphasize your movement.
The access cover to the battery is also of high quality and above all, obeys an innovative kinematics and easy to handle.
Beauty and apparent strength. It lacks only a little intelligence and it will be the foot!
- Type of chipset used: Owner
- Connection type: 510, Ego - via an adapter
- 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, atomizer resistors temperature control, support firmware update, clear diagnostic messages
- 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? Yes
- 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: Good, there is a tiny difference between the power demanded and the real power
- 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
Reviewer's comments on functional features
The box comes with an 26650 / 18650 adapter that will allow you to choose your battery size. It's simple, we insert the 18650 in a black plastic cradle, which takes the place of the 26650 originally planned. In my opinion, it's good for the choice but, in all honesty, I advise you to use it directly with an 26650 to enjoy greater autonomy, and, depending on your choice of brand, a good CDM. In addition, use with an 18650 will necessarily limit the usable power. There is no miracle in electricity, we follow the rules ...
The feature that brings a breath of fresh air on the Stout is, without question, the presence of a swivel cover that allows, with a simple gesture of the thumb, to unlock access to the battery. It is therefore a treat to change it, especially as the hood and the pivot system seem of formidable strength. It does not move, it does not bother. It fits and it works! Even simpler than a magnetic hood! Of course, we have already seen this type of hood elsewhere but it is still very rare and the reliability did not seem so obvious.
The 510 connector is stainless steel, perfectly integrated with the aesthetics of the box and has a simple air intake but seeming effective for atos taking their airflow from below. The positive pin is brass and its spring positioning will ensure aesthetic continuity with the atomizer of your choice.
In terms of electronics, so we are on a Wismec chipset which we could appreciate the finesse and capabilities on the Presa 75W TC, here version 100W. Nothing to say about it, electronics does its job without ever taking a break. The power output is very correct, the smoothing of the signal has no roughness. No boost effect or diesel effect on firing. We are on premium material, no offense to purists, which combines the American intelligence and Chinese industrial power for a high-flying result.
The features do not require special development. The temperature control accepts NI200, titanium and stainless steel 316 without any problem and the included TCR (Temperature Coefficient of Resistance) function will allow you to precisely define your chosen resistive wire setting. I add that the rendering in temperature control and SS316 works perfectly, which suits me well, being an addict of stainless steel resistive.
All the necessary protections are at the rendezvous, we do not return to it and the box offers a superb multilingual manual that will clear me of having to inflict the long litany of combinations of buttons to access this or that parameter. For I suppose that since you are going through these lines you can read as well as I do. Just know that if you know how to use a box equipped with the TC, you will also know how to use it. And if you do not know, you'll just need 10 minutes of reading and testing to master it from start to finish. Stout elegantly combines beauty and ease. The dream, no? 😉
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
Reviewer's comments on conditioning
A pretty box of black cardboard, screen printed with the logo of the mark and the name of the product in brilliant silver color comes to you in the hands. You will read on the back the summary description and the contents of the box.
Inside, the beauty is waiting for you, delicately wedged in a dense foam.
And underneath, you will find a USB / micro USB cable, the famous 26650 / 18650 adapter and the manual I mentioned above that offers a language assortment such as a fishmonger a seafood platter by not omitting the language Hugo, which suits us.
Oh yes, you will also find the gadget that will allow you to scratch like David Guetta and secondarily reassure you about the authenticity of the box.
Appreciations in use
- Transport facilities with the test atomizer: Ok for a side pocket of Jean (no discomfort)
- 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
Reviewer's comments on the use of the product
A sensual touch, a sweet and precise vape, a disconcerting facility to climb into the towers without complaining and a perfect temperature control, what else do you need? I add a good kilo of sex appeal, a grip you will envy all gamers in the world with their ergonomic joysticks and ease of operation never faulted.
A high quality box that vape well and well built, I had a package in hand. But as sexy, beautiful and comfortable, I'm still looking!
Recommendations for use
- Type of batteries used during the tests: 26650
- Number of batteries used during testing: 2
- 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.
- Description of the test configuration used: Taifun Gt2, Nectar tank, Subtank mini 2, Mutation X V4
- Description of the ideal configuration with this product: Ideally, all ato 22mm in diameter but an ato in 23 does not "ugly" on it even if it is not "flush".
was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes
Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.8 / 5
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The mood ticket of the reviewer
Well, we do not hide anything, huh? I cracked and bought this box.
Since then, I continue to vape, of course, but in addition, my wife is back, my dog is resurrected, my banker wants to marry me and I won the lottery.
I do not know what voodoo object we have concocted Vape Forward and Wismec but it works! And even if it does not work as well with you, you will have in your hands the most beautiful box, which works impeccably and that vape wonderfully.
That's it already, right?
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