Vaporesso Revenger Kit Vaporesso The fog of war
It feels like we’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. Vaporesso has released their first product that hits 200 watts and above – the Revenger kit. This dual-18650 battery mod is paired with the all-new NRG tank. Utilizing the same great functionality of their OMNI Board, the Revenger mod also offers internal charging via USB, and even a nifty screensaver for when you’re not vaping it. The NRG tank is paired with a new family of low-resistance, sub ohm coils – GT Cores. It’s looking a lot like Vaporesso want to take a piece of SMOK’s pie. The Revenger kit is currently on pre-sale, with prices ranging from $65 to $90.
Let’s try out the Revenger Kit and see what all the fuss is about.
Vaporesso Revenger Kit Gallery
NRG Tank with preinstalled GT4 Core2 coil
1 x extra GT8 Core2 coil
1 x extra Pyrex glass tube
USB charging cable
Quick start guide
Available colors: Red | Blue | Black
Material: aluminum alloy
Dimensions: 89 x 45 x 28 mm
2 x External 18650 Batteries (not included)
Wattage Range: 5W to 220 W
Voltage Range: 0-9 V
Max Output Current: 50 A
Minimum resistance: 0.05 – 5.0 ohm
Mode: VT (Ni200 / SS / Ti) TCR (M1 / M2) / RCT / CCW / CCT / BYPASS
Display: OLED 0.96 inch
Thread: 510 thread
Temperature Control Range: 100° C – 315° C / 200° F – 600° F
Straight out of the box, the Revenger mod impresses with its bold color accents and beveled edges. Having seen and handled some of the earlier betas, I can now say the mod feels solid and well made. The device is largely free of any button rattle, except for the slightest jiggle coming from the main power/firing button when shaken.
I notice no problems with the 510 threading on either the Revenger mod or the NRG tank, although a miniscule gap is noticeable between tank and mod on the samples we received.
The NRG tank has perhaps borrowed inspiration from the SMOK TFV8 family and integrated what they call Slide-n-Fill functionality. The tank’s Delrin top cap slides open to reveal a kidney-shaped juice fill port. The port is 3 mm wide, large enough to accommodate most nozzles.
Vaporesso has launched a new family of coils to pair with the NRG tank, called GT Cores. They come in five variations, although theRevenger Kit ships with two of them to get you started. Once again, with their printed wattage ranges and “best” settings, I sense a turn towards SMOK-style sub ohm, cloudchasing performance here. They are SS coils, so you can use them in TC mode, although you wouldn’t know it – nowhere in any of their documentation has Vaporesso mentioned this.
The magnetic battery door makes up the Revenger’s back panel, identical to the front sans OLED display and buttons. The 510 pin up top sits centrally on the mod. This means you can fit any atomizer up to 27 mm without overhang issues. Our sample sits on a flat surface with a tiny bit of wobble. I’d put that down to a slight overhang between the back panel, and the middle battery compartment where the venting holes are. Although the battery panel sits flush with the rest of the mod, a tiny bit of movement is noticeable up the top.
In the hand, it feels like most of the Revenger mod’s real estate is taken up by its glassy front and back panels. Although the mod’s frame is constructed out of aluminum alloy, it feels less like metal in the hand and more synthetic, like plastic. A cold, metallic mass it isn’t – all surfaces are rounded and beveled and high-gloss. It fits comfortably in my hand, but may dwarf smaller ones.
Paired with the NRG tank, the kit looks well-proportioned and balanced. That is, if you like centrally-mounted 510 connections.
The NRG tank takes the dynamic accenting a step further, with two bands of chunky knurling at the airflow control ring and the top cap. Airflow is smooth and easily adjustable, with two fixed points from closed to wide-open. The top cap knurling can be twisted to disconnect the tank chimney from the coil and base.
The Revenger Kit ships with the GT4 and GT8 coils. Both are rated with a resistance of 0.15 ohm, but are structurally different – the first is a quad coil, stacked two-high. The second is an octo coil with two sets of four coils stacked.
The Revenger mod has a very short ramp-up time, on par with Innokin’s Aethon chipset. You can basically click the fire button and vape away.
The draw on the NRG tank is direct lung, but there is a noticeable resistance, or drag. That’s with the airflow wide-open. Reducing it doesn’t noticeably affect the draw until you’re over halfway closed.
VAs such I would rate the NRG tank as a moderate wattage sub ohm device. Even if you upped the power, your airflow is largely defined for you, and it would be easy to get a burnt hit this way. The NRG tank’s drip tip stays very cool throughout a vaping session, even when you notice that the tank glass is hot to the touch. I haven’t noticed any problems with leaking.