Hugo Vapor Rader Eco 200W Box Mod – Review

Massive thanks to our sponsor Efun.top for sending out the Hugo Vapor Rader Eco for me to have a play with. The Rader Eco is a dual battery, 200W box mod, and it comes in all kinds of outrageous colours! Let’s have a look…

Hugo Vapor Rader Eco Specs:

Size – 42 x 40 x 84mm
Material – Zinc Alloly+ABS+Stainles steel
Wattage Range – 1.0-200W
Voltage Range – 6.2-8.4V
Output Ampere – 50A(Max)
Resistance – 0.06-3.0ohm
Charging Amperes – 2A(Max)
Screen – 0.96-inch OLED
Modes – VW/VV/Bypass/Curve Heating
Battery – 2x 18650 cell (Not included)
Thread – 510 spring load

In The Box:

1x Rader ECO MOD (no cell)
1x USB cable
1x User Manual
1x Warranty Card
1x Battery Warning Card

The Rader Eco Mod Initial Impressions

The Rader Eco comes well packaged in a black box, with one accessory, a charging cable, and that’s it. When I opened the box it was like someone pulled back the clouds and there was the sun… Yup! I got the yellow one, Oh boy! Oh but it’s not just yellow, its yellow with black speckles. It’s like a cross between a speckled bird egg and Spongebob! 

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HellVape & Suck My Mod – Passage RDA Review

Giving a huge thanks and shout-out to Ave40.com for sending out the Hellvape & Suck My Mod ‘Passage’ RDA. Strange name for an RDA you’re thinking! It is, but it’s due to the airflow configuration on this RDA, yes it has ‘holes’ but those holes are divided up and grouped into 3 slots – passages. It’s kinda weird…. but it works!

Hellvape Passage Specs:

Diameter: 24mm
Coil Type: dual Coils
Drip Tip: 810 Drip Tip
Thread: 510
Color: Blue, Purple, Matte Black, Full Black, 7-color, Gunmetal, SS, Black, Gold

In The Box

1 x 24mm Passage RDA
1 x Spare 810 DT
1 x 510 Adapter
1 x BF pin
1 x Accessory Bag
1 x Passage Sticker
1 x User Manual

Hellvape Passage Initial Impressions

The Hellvape Passage comes nicely presented in a very ‘orange’ box! I got the matte black RDA which is kinda ‘me’h’ but it does match a couple of black mods that I have. It’s a 24mm RDA however the barrel is designed at 24mm at the bottom and then it goes to around 26mm in the middle and back down to 24 mm at the top… it’s different to the straight barrels you get on most mods.

It has a red ‘Anti bacterial’ (Ag+) low profile mouthpiece, which is a great idea but I think it may be a bit of a novelty as I’m not intending to let any strangers ‘Suck my Mod’! 

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And if I did then I would still be wiping the mouthpiece down afterwards anyway 

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It has the Passage logo on the side, which is 3 arrows in a circle and a large ‘P’ inside, and on the base you get the Hellvape logo, Suck My Mod, and of course the name Passage.

We’ll get into the airflow a little later…It’s not the best looking RDA I’ve ever seen, but it’s also not the worst.

Hellvape & Suck My Mod Passage RDA Features

Top Cap – So the Passage can be separated into 3 sections (or 4 if you count the mouthpiece) top cap, barrel and base. The top cap is a nice chunky piece of work. It’s conical shaped inside and this should help with flavour. The top cap  houses the air flow holes in the channels (or passages) 5 on the outer 2 passages, and 6 on the middle. Now these air flow holes sit way down below the air flow slot on the actual barrel, and the air flows though them and up the passages to the slot at the top. Clever idea! It’s this top cap that you will twist to open and close the airflow. The Passage top cap is knurled around the top section and it does really help with gripping and twisting.

The Barrel – So the barrel section of the Hellvape Passage seems kind of flimsy compared to the rest of the RDA. It just feels like the metal is very thin, thought I can’t squish it if I squeeze it so it must be pretty strong. It has a kind of notch locking mechanism around the base which helps to line up the air flow directly on the coil, and also catches to help when removing the RDA from your mod if you’ve over tightened it a little. If you remove the barrel, when your popping it back on, push down and then twist and you will feel that barrel lock into place.

The Base – The base of the Passage RDA has 2 posts, these have screws at the top and a clamp in each one that will clamp your coils into position. The downside to this for me, is that both coils fit into the same post, one from each side. The juice well is nice deep, and you will fit plenty of liquid in there whether you’re squonking or dripping.

Hellvape Passage RDA – Coiling and Wicking

I want to point out first that you don’t get any wick or coils with the Passage RDA (I guess WOTOFO has spoiled us all!) So you will need to make your own coils, or buy some.

Coiling – So coiling the Passage isn’t as easy as I would have liked it to be. Now since actually coiling my RDA I have watched a video or two to see how others got on, and there seems to be a couple of ways of doing it.

My way was to pop both coil legs under each clamp, straighten them up and try and get the legs shoved through properly, then tighten down the clamps. After making sure the clamps are nice and tight then I have to try and move the coil up or out of the way slightly while I trim the legs from the coil on the other side. This is where I do tend to struggle, and in typical me fashion I did manage to snip one of my coils (luckily it hadn’t done mega damage, and the coil did still work) For me this is way too finicky! I like simple, and this type of deck for me, just isn’t simple enough. I don’t like my coils to share posts. Once you have snipped the legs from each coil, you can straighten them out and get them positioned how you want them to be.

The other way I have seen someone coil the Passage RDA is to pop one leg under the clamp, and the leg from the other coil over the top of the clamp and just under the screw. I really don’t know if this would be easier or not as you still can’t tighten down the clamp on just one leg… so personal preference I guess.

My coils ended up quite messy, but I really couldn’t be bothered to do anything else to try and tidy them up 

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Wicking – Of course wicking the Passage RDA is super simple. Just pass the wick through the coil, leaving a fair amount of cotton either side, then just push it down into the juice well.

How does the HellVape Passage perform?

I made 2 x 8 wrap clapton coils which, when fitted measured around 0.38 ohms, vaping these at around 60w and the whole vape experience is just a really nice, smooth vape experience. The flavour is actually really good (using some Jax Custard, Fudge flavour) and of course its sub-ohm so masses of vapour too.  I could go higher with the power and at one stage I actually did, but the top cap gets extremely hot, and I just hated touching it with my lips. So if you’re going higher with the wattage you may want to move away from the low profile mouthpiece and pop something a little higher on there.

The airflow works really well, but it’s not quite as airy as I actually thought it would be, even with the airflow wide open it still feels a little bit on the restricted side. Now if you want a tighter airflow you can close those passages down one by one (or inbetween) until you get the airflow just how you want it, and it does tighten right down!

Something else that surprised me is that the airflow is fairly quiet! I was expecting whistles or whooshes… I mean of course you can hear it, but it isn’t overly noisy, so that’s actually a massive bonus as I’ve sold certain RDA’s due to the super annoying noise that they make.

Final Thoughts on the Hellvape & Suck My Mod ‘Passage’ RDA

Bearing in mind that I have only used it in dripper mode (so check out some other reviews if you want to know how it is in squonk mode) I like it!

When you’re dripping you can get a hell of a lot of liquid in there… the downside of course is if you hold it slightly sideways the juice does come out of the airflow holes and up those passages and then down your shirt! (Yeah I know don’t hold it sideways)… so it looks like you need to make sure that those airflow passages are always at the sides while your vaping, not at the top and bottom. Or just don’t tip your mod so far 

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Is that a negative? Not really…  just something to be aware of.

One more thing, also not a negative but worth pointing out. If you’re a bit of a chain vaper, don’t vape at super high wattages, as this RDA is going to get extremely hot. So either knock the power down a bit or, pop a higher mouthpiece on.

There are no other real ‘niggles’. The Hellvape Passage looks decent, and it vapes really well.

I wouldn’t say that the Passage is suitable for newer RDA vapers, simply for the fact I struggled to get those coils in properly. However if you’re more experienced with RDA’s… I think you folks are gonna love it… as long as you don’t want something super airy! If that’s what you prefer, then maybe take a look for something else.

Will the Hellvape Passage be retired to the shelf? – Well, I don’t use RDA’s daily anyway (apart from one – The Profile, and I haven’t found anything to replace that yet) So yeah, it will sit on the shelf, but it will be coiled up and ready to vape if I fancy a little RDA action!

Ceekays Shack Score

There are no massive negatives to the Hellvape Passage RDA that I can find, yes it has those couple of niggles, but I honestly don’t see any point in minusing marks from the overall score for them, as they really are just down to common sense. So the Hellvape & Suck My Mod ‘Passage’ RDA gets a well deserved 5/5 from me

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If this RDA sounds like it could be for you, then pop over to our sponsors site Ave40 and check out the Hellvape Passage RDA at $35.99, and it comes in a massive array of colours as well. 

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Eleaf iJust Mini – It’s So Cute!

The lovely lot over at Eleaf sent me out the iJust mini to test drive, it’s small, it’s discreet, and top it off it’s rather a cute little thing!

Eleaf iJust Mini Specs

●Size: Ø22mm*104mm
●Weight: 90g
●Liquid capacity: 3ml
●Battery capacity: 1100mAh
●Output wattage: 25W max
●Resistance range: 0.3Ω-3.0Ω
●Colors: Red, Green, Black, Dazzling, Gunmetal, Silver 

In The box:

1*iJust mini Battery
1*iJust mini Atomizer
1*GT M 0.6ohm Head
1*GT 1.2ohm Head
1*Micro USB cable
2*User Manuals
Spare Parts

Ijust Mini Kit – Initial Impressions

I have always been quite a fan of the iJust kits, and I have tried a few. Eleaf tend to change the exterior design add a new coil or two and call it a new kit. Really, this is just a scaled down version of the previous ones, with… yep you guessed it, another new coil, and a ton of great safety features!

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The Rincoe Mechman Kit Review

A massive thanks to our new sponsor Ave40.com for sending me out the Rincoe Mechman kit to give a try. To be honest they didn’t actually send the kit, but the mod and tank separate, reason for telling you this I only got one coil, and I believe the kit comes with two.
Anyhow…. lets see what it’s like.

Rincoe Mechman specs

Mechman 228W TC mod  
Dimension: 53.8x 29.2x90mm 
Power range: 1-228W
TC modes support: Ni200/Ti/ SS 
Power mode(VW/BYPASS): 0.08-5.0ohm(0.3ohm recommended)
TC mode (Nickel/Titanium/Stainless/TCR): 0.05-3.5ohm(0.15ohm recommended)
Battery: Dual replaceable high rate 18650 cells (CDC≥25A, Not Included)

Mechman Mesh tank 
Dimension: 28 x 36mm
Tank capacity: 4.5ml(max) 
Resistance: single mesh coil: 0.25ohm; Dual mesh coil: 0.2ohm 
Drip Tip: 810 drip tip 
Material: Resin/Stainless steel/Quartz bubble glass 

In the box (kit)

1x Mechman 228W mod 
1x Mechman mesh tank (single mesh coil 0.25ohm) 
1x Extra dual mesh coil 0.2ohm 
1x Extra bubble glass tube 
1x Accessory 
1x Certificate card 
1x User manual 
1x USB Charging cable 

Rincoe Mechman Kit Initial Impressions

So my mod came boxed (my tank didn’t) Nice strong box means the mod is nice and safe in transit, but we’re not gonna talk about the box…. So the mod is heavy! It’s a dual 18650 battery mod and when those batteries are installed it’s a real hefty piece of kit. Of course that tends to lend itself to a quality feel and this really does feel like a decent quality mod! 

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OFRF nexMesh Sub-Ohm Tank Review

Firstly, OFRF is pronounced OFF! Apparently the R is silent…. ok now that’s out the way OFRF emailed me to ask if I would like to check out their new Sub-Ohm tank with a brand new conical nexMESH coil. Don’t mind if I do I thought! So a massive thanks and shout out to OFRF for sending me out the nexMESH sub-ohm tank, along with a t-shirt and the most amazing coffee mug!
If you don’t fancy the tank then at least get the mug!…. best shaped mug ever, honestly!

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Fast forward a couple of weeks and the package landed in my porch….

OFRF nexMesh Sub-Ohm Tank Specs:

Size: 25 x 40.5mm
Capacity: 4ml
Refill: Top filling
Resistance: 0.20Ω A1 NexMesh Coil; 0.15Ω S.S.316L NexMesh Coil
Thread: 510

Coil & Tank Features:

A1 And 316L Mesh Coils For Great Texture
Double Cotton Design & Dual Vapor Compression System
Thicker Mesh Weave And Smoother Airflow
Top Filling System
4ml Large E-Juice Capacity With Leakage-Proof Design

In The Box:

1 nexMESH sub Ohm Tank 
1 A1 nexMESH Conical Mesh Coil 0.20 Ohms (Pre-Installed)
1 SS 316L Conical Mesh Coil 0.15 Ohms
1 PCGT tube 4ml (Pre-Installed)
1 Bubble Glass Tube 5.5ml 
1 User Manual
   Replacement O Rings

And you also get stickers!! Some people like stickers!

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OFRF nexMesh Sub-Ohm Tank Initial Thoughts

Let’s start with the packaging, it comes nicely boxed, the packaging is pretty plain but well made and not something that’s going to get crushed going through the postal system. Opening the box and ughh the tank is black, now I know that doesn’t detract from the performance but for me black is worst colour for anything vape related, I like shiny, I like colours!! 

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Ceekays Vape Shack Reviews – Forum

We now have a forum integrated into the review blog! How fab is that 😀

I gathered that not many vapers really like the old style SMF forum layout that we have, so I decided to add a forum right here. You can find it via the ‘Forum’ button at the top menu bar, or here.

Now bear in mind this is a brand new forum, and still in its infancy stage. More categories and sub forums will be added as needed, but if you fancy being part of a brand new community, then why not come and join us!

We’re here to help with problems, offer advice if we can, and chat about anything vape related, from vendors and manufacturers, to mods and tanks.

Please feel free to come and register with us, or login via Facebook, and have a look around. Suggestions for sub-forums and boards are always welcome as we’d like you to feel a valued part of our sparkling new venture!

So why not tell your friends and family, and we’ll hopefully see you there! 🙂

Wotofo Recurve Dual RDA Review

Massive thanks to Wotofo for sending out their newest RDA, the Recurve Dual which is a collaboration between them and good old Mike Vapes. I like Mike, watch his reviews now and again, and absolutely love the Recurve squonk mod that they brought out a while ago.

Now I thought that I had got the original single coil recurve, but a quick check on the shelf and a-top of my mods and it looks like I haven’t, so this isn’t (actually it can’t be) a comparison  type of review as I don’t have the original to compare it to… 

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Either way, lets take a look at the Recurve dual.

Recurve Dual Specs:

Diameter: 24mm
Overall Height: 34mm (with drip tip and 510 pin)
Threading: 510 thread
Drip Tip: 810
Body Material: Stainless steel
Coil Configuration: Dual coil
Juice Feeding Method: Drip/Squonk
Insulator Material: German PEEK
Wattage Range: 40-120W

In The Box:

1pc Recurve Dual RDA
1pc Coil Trimming Tool
1pc Squonk Pin
1pc User Manual
1bag Coils
1bag Organic Cotton
1bag Extra Screws & Orings

Included Coil Specs:

Coil: Quad Core Fused Clapton
Material: Ni80
Inner Core: 28G × 4
Outer wire: 36G
Internal Diameter: 3mm
Single Build Resistance: 0.26ohm
Dual Build Resistance: 0.13ohm

Recurve Dual RDA Initial Thoughts

So the Recurve Dual arrived in the normal green and black Wotofo packaging, with a clear see through lid, and nestled in the black foam was the RDA. First look and it’s extremely plain! No over the top branding, and no curved cap like the original Recurve (that’s the only comparison I intend to make) Just a slight curve on the very top of the cap. It’s a 24mm RDA so will fit vast majority of my mods (good thing) meaning it’s not too chunky as some dual coil RDAs are.

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‘Black Angel’ Review – A Stabwood E-Pipe Hand Made by Vapesmarter

A couple of weeks ago the lovely Vapesmarter got in touch and asked if he could send me something to have a look at, he was interested to hear my thoughts on a vape device he’d made. Knowing nothing more than this, I agreed (quite excited actually as it’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a Vapesmarter mod) 

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A little run down on Vapesmarter… His name is Stu (and he has the cutest little dog called Alfie!) he’s a mod maker, and he makes vape products from sustainable wood that he sources in the UK. Sometimes adding resin to make Stabwood. Everything is done by hand in his workshop from start to finish. Stu will liaise with the vaper to agree design, colours, board, and whatever else is needed to make each vape device exactly what the customer wants, and each piece is truly unique!

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Fogstar Batteries – 5 Star Customer Service!

I don’t normally make these kind of blog posts, but I feel that Fogstar really do deserve a shout out for the customer service I received this week.

This week started like any other, approving comments, checking stats on the sites, chatting with members on the forum, reading emails. I noticed an email from Fogstar with an attractive little discount code inside for the Bank Holiday. Now I have needed new batteries for a while now, some of mine are so old they are almost ready to draw their pension and go to a recycling bucket far far away!

So I headed over to Fogstar and to cut a long story short, I ordered 6 Candy Skull 18650’s, a couple of 16350’s (my 16350’s are 8 years old and certainly not capable of running most of todays low ohm coils!) and a pack of battery wraps, as a couple of my batteries are in need of a new outfit!

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The Augvape VX200 Review – Cheap & Cheerful?

So Todays review is on the Augvape VX200 box mod, a simple looking dual 18650 mod that packs quite a punch. This was sent to me by Urvapin.com, so a huge shout out and thank you to those guys n gals over there! 

Augvape VX200 Specs:

Material: ABS+PC plastic
Size: 87.5*45*29.2mm
Standby current: < 100 μA
Power range: 5-200 W
Voltage range: 0.2-7.2 V
Resistance range: 0.05-3.0Ω
Output current : 40 A
Working efficiency: 94%

In The Box

1x VX200 Box Mod
1x USB Cable
1x User Manual

Initial Thoughts on the Augvape VX200

So my first thoughts when I opened the box was how plain the mod is. Removing it from the box was quite a shocker, there is just no weight to VX200 mod what so ever! Seriously lightweight! 😮

The front and back panels are a kind of see through black plastic, the sides are a dark grey plastic. The bottom and top, yep you guessed it… plastic. So if you want something lightweight this will be perfect. It does however give it a cheap kind of feel.

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