If you're a man....like me....(debatable - Mrs Pugs) ..then you might of come across a somewhat embarrassing situation from time to time when it comes to being a portable Vaper who doesn't particularly want to carry a 'handbag' .....What we have are our pockets, and what we put in our pockets can sometimes me misconstrued as being incredibly 'happy' to be where you are....be it a supermarket....a local park...or that first meeting with your future in-laws...
Of course you might be a woman in trousers and in the same scenario, but that would bring a whole different set of questions and raised eyebrows ....HOWEVER...it would appear the Vaping industry have our backs covered...or in this case as luck would have it...our fronts...
Greetings once more my fine foggy faction, back once more with another highly interesting albeit practically microscopic vaping device supplied by my good friends at Heavengifts
in the guise of Wotofo's latest pocket snake....
The Serpent Box 50w TC Kit
OH DON'T START THIS AGAIN!.....yes..it's tiny ...again...and cute...kinda....if you like that sort of thing, but more importantly it's a 50w TC mod that will fit right in your pocket like it's hardly even there.
Now, The Serpent Mini 25 RTA is a firm favourite of mine, It's used daily and has been for months, to me it's my favourite tank of 2016 and I voted it as such on several occasions, so I was more than a little bit interested when I was offered the Serpent Kit for review...bit confused as to why this is called the Serpent Box Kit, with a tank that's smaller than the Mini....surely this should be called the nano, or micro serpent ....
The Serpent Sub tank almost feels like an afterthought.....regardless, it's a 22mm 3.5ml top fill tank which for all intents and purposes is a shrunken Serpent mini,
And it is a great little tank, excellent flavour as you would expect from a Serpent BUT...and it is a BIG but
This little whippersnapper, seen here with the supplied .5 ohm stock coil, Sat all quiet and well behaved, has a dark secret....This is the tank that sat at the back of the class, all unassuming and shy, amongst the chaos from the rest of the screaming 'Pocket power posse' and then without warning...stood up and declared....I TAKE A KANGERTECH RBA! ...
That's right folks....the Achilles heel of almost all 'Mini kit' tanks is that you are tied to buying stock coils as they seldom supply or manufacture an RBA for them, Now I haven't tried this...but I will, I have one somewhere, but I have seen it said in a lot of places, it is touted as being able to take Kanger OCC and SSOCC so there's no reason why the RBA from the same family would not fit.. although obviously you will lose a bit of liquid volume...still worth it though. As for the rest of it well, it's vapes well, even with stock coils, The flavour is excellent as it should be bearing the Serpent name, the air flow is adequate and the vapour production is actually very good for something so small, it's made well, the threads are sound, it's a solid little number....so if small is your thing then this tank will definitely rock your tiny little world.
But my interest was peaked slightly more by the heart of this mobile rig, the Serpent box, A 2000mah battery powered unit with 50w of fire power to burn all your usual culprits in the wire world be it Kanthal, SS, Ti or Ni,and has full TC capability in something ever so slightly bigger than a zippo..
It has a top screen which..If I am completely honest I have never been a big fan of due to past issues with condensation, liquid leaking in and making them go slightly mad etc but, I've been using it for a week and seen no such issue thus far. What I do like about this thing though is it's simplicity, If you have ever used a mod in your life AT ALL then you will know exactly how to use this from the get go, everything is exactly where it should be and the buttons do exactly what you would expect them to, there's no 'User' mode or plugging it into EScribe to tweak your settings or looking at the screen of your mod like this...
every time you just want to bloody vape the thing, it's clearly geared towards beginners and in my opinion is an absolutely perfect starter kit into the world of sub ohm vaping.
The box itself is lighter than anything I have tried so far ...by a LOT...and is much more pocket friendly than the last mini kit I tested (The Wismec RX Mini).
I love the shape of it...probably because it's short and fat...not unlike myself
When this thing is in your pocket you hardly even notice it's there.
Something else worth noting is the battery life, that 2000mah battery, even being used at 50w last way way longer than I expected, now couple that with a tank that gives above what you would expect vapour and flavour production wise and you have yourself a handy little carry around that even the most seasoned of Vapers would appreciate.
There is however, one rather big plus point to this mod that I didn't even pick up on when I reviewed the Wismec, The position of the spring loaded 510. Now as you can clearly see, the Serpent box doesn't have anything like the girth of the Wismec yet....if you bought the Wismec standalone, or just fancied crowning it with something a little meatier, then you will come across this problem..
The dreaded 'overhang' ...now obviously I have used a Serpent 25 for this example but it's the same issue with a 24mm and as far as I know no one makes a 23mm (I could be wrong I just can't recall one) so you are stuck with 22's....however, on the Serpent....
Fit's like a glove....and that's a 25mm tank, I call that very well thought out indeed. Now don't get me wrong the Wismex RXmini is an amazing little device and has 30w more power but this could very well be deal breaker for a lot of Vapers, this tiny thing will have a good crack at anything you choose to try it with...within reason.
The package contents are what you'd expect
A spare .5 ohm coil, spare glass for the tank, the usual bumph and a USB cable to charge it with.
Ok there's no putting it off anymore....here....take them...I'm past caring...your specs
Serpent Sub 22 Tank
Size: 48.5 x 22mm
Thread: Gold plated 510 Contact pin
Material: Pyrex Glass + Stainless Steel
Serpent 50W Box Mod
Size: 54.5 x 43.5 x 28.5mm
Material: Aluminium alloy
Temperature Control: 200-600'F/100-315℃
Resistance range: 0.1 - 1ohm (TC mode) / 0.1 - 3ohm (VW mode)
Charging Input Power: ≤1A
Well at least they get slightly smaller with these mini kits...I actually stayed awake that time.
It's also available in the following colours..
My final thoughts on the Serpent Box kit would be...big thumbs up, out of my mini kits I have found myself choosing this one over the others purely based on the fact that it is so unobtrusive, slight, lightweight and functional, this kit knows exactly what it is and doesn't pretend to be anything else, it's a fantastic starter kit to some and a very good mobile carry around for others with excellent battery life to boot, and I for one would recommend this kit to anyone.
Price point is around £50 for the full kit which makes it pretty much average for a full lipo mini kit these days, however if you fancy grabbing one for yourself and use code APUGS15 you can get one for around £42 from here..
Wotofo Serpent Box 50w TC with Sub Tank
Also both parts of this kit are available separately here..
Serpent Sub Tank
Serpent box 50w TC
That's not ...quite...right (sigh)....but you know what I'm getting at.
If you would like to see how this scored against other awesome pieces of vapeology them please feel free to hop on over to Steampugs
and i'll pop the kettle on
Your's eternally vapeful