V-MOD Juice Feeder by Vapage: Impressions
The V-MOD from Vapage is a bottom feeder juice box e-cigarette that allows you to carry around both your e-cigarette and e-liquid all in one compact package. The V-MOD is probably in the middle of the pack from a price standpoint coming in well under the cost of some of the costlier juice fed e-cigarettes out there. The kit provides a good combination of performance and functionality.
Update: Vapage now has an XL version of the V-MOD. You can read the Vapage V-MOD XL review here. -sk
What’s in the Box?
The V-MOD comes in starter kit form, it does not come with batteries (the company says they will release a kit including batteries and a charger in the future.) The standard kit comes in the obligatory magnetic latch presentation box that is the standard for most e-cigarette kits on the market. Lift up the lid and this is what you will see inside:
|Inside the box|
- 1 V-MOD chasis and aluminum shell
- 1 aluminum cone
- 2 e-liquid bottles (3ml, 1 with storage cap)
- 2 Silo cartomizers (2.2 Ω)
- 2 rubber drip tips
The inner chasis is where the actual mechanics and inner workings of the device lie. The V-MOD is a purely mechanical e-cigarette so there are no wires, but rather a somewhat elaborate system of metal connectors to complete the circuit between the battery and the cartomizer. The other side of the chasis, below the atomizer connection is the fitting for the e-juice bottle.
|Note the venturi|
|Relax, the spot on the desk is a reflection|
Operating the juice feed mechanism on the V-MOD similarly took a little bit of practice. The trick with this device I found is a gentle squeeze is key. Too hard and excess e-juice will seep out of the feed chamber and into the innards of the device.
|That little disc makes all the difference|
Originally I sort of ignored the extra little bag of stuff, excited to try out the V-MOD. I quickly found that the device had some issues with liquid finding its way to the innards of the device. Whenever I opened it up to change the battery or add juice, I found myself having to mop up a fair amount of liquid from the insides.
|Inside the Silo|
|Well used 1.5 atomizer|
Once I had my atomizer good and broken in, the performance was very impressive. The vapor was pleasingly warm, and while not as plentiful as some other devices I used the vapor felt thicker, it’s sort of hard to quantify. Flavor reproduction was very pleasant and I at least think I detected a stronger throat hit than the cartomizers.
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The V-MODis a small and easily pocketable bottom feeding juice box. The design is attractive and thanks to the outer aluminum sleeve, feels incredibly solid. Performance is excellent, especially when paired with one of Vapeage’s low resistance atomizers. Despite the feed system only working with slotted cartomizers or atomizers, this device is worthy of consideration. The fact it’s priced well below other high performance juice feeders doesn’t hurt either.Purchase the V-MOD from Vapage
For more on the V-MOD check out the Revolution vs. V-MOD showdown!Pros:
- Attractive design
- Solid feel
- Competitively priced
- Excellent performance
- Small and pocket friendly
- No lights make for a good “stealth” mod
- Juice feeding only works with specially designed cartomizers
- Some e-liquid may seep into interior of the device
- Rubber drip tip may dislodge in pocket
- No lights could also be a con if you like lights