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
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!
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!
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
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’!
And if I did then I would still be wiping the mouthpiece down afterwards anyway
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
– 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.
– 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 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
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.
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
– 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?
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!
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
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!
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
Is that a negative? Not really… just something to be aware of.
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.
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
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
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.
What do you think of the Hellvape Passage RDA? Leave a comment below or pop over to our forum:
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!
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
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
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!
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!
OFRF nexMesh Sub-Ohm Tank Initial Thoughts
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
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! 🙂
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.
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…
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
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.
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
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!
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!
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.