Augvape Druga Narada Pro | Review

The Narada goes Pro.

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Augvape Druga Narada Pro - Review

Augvape Druga Narada Pro

The Narada Pro is Augvape’s latest pod mod/AIO, as the name suggests, is an updated version of the Narada.

It’s upgraded features include a small but practical screen along with adjustable wattage and is rated for 30 watts maximum output.

The Narada Pro has a 3.7ml capacity (2ml EU) and takes replaceable coils. It can also be used with an RBA head (sold separately), which we will cover in this review.

The Druga Narada Pro is currently available in 3 colors: Black carbon fiber, black leather, wood.

The Good

Looks great, excellent build quality, two coils included, RBA base option, 3.7ml juice capacity, delivers good flavor.

The Bad

Stock coils not great for tight MTL, airflow adjustment could be better.

The Bottom Line

The Augavpe Narada Pro is a decent compact AIO kit. It delivers good flavor from the stock coils, but only really for restricted DL or loose MTL style vaping. The airflow could be better for a tight MTL. Things do improve if you use the RBA head, and it’s a great option to have.

7.3

Disclosure: This product was sent to us by Augvape for the purpose of this review.

Specs

  • 950mAh built-in battery
  • USB C Charging
  • 80% charge in 25min
  • 3.7ml (2ml EU) Pod Capacity
  • Sliding Adjustable Airflow
  • Side Fill
  • One Wheel Button Operation
  • Top Mounted OLED Screen
  • Upgradeable Firmware

In the Box

  • 1x Druga Narada Pro
  • 1x 1 Ohm Coil
  • 1x 0.4 Ohm Mesh Coil
  • 1x USB Cable Lanyard
  • 1x User Guide
Design & Style8.0
Augvape Druga Narada Pro - Review

The Narada Pro strikes a good balance of originality and style when it comes to looks. Each of the available color options come with a colored coated metal frame but have different body panels.

The ‘Black Leather’ one we have in for review is the most eyecatching, in my opinion, with its red trim and a black leather body, it offers a slight hint of a premium race car finish. The all-black carbon fiber and wood are a little blander, but still pleasing to the eye compared to other AIO on the market.

The Druga Narada pro is also quite a compact AIO measuring in at 82mm by 18.5mm by 40mm, and only weighing 129g. Its lightweight slender frame makes it perfect for slipping in your pocket without sacrificing on sturdy build quality.

Augvape Druga Narada Pro - Review

The pods for the Narada Pro don’t quite have the same quality as the mod itself. They are made from a dark-tinted PCTG, which feels a little on the cheap side. That being said, they perform their function perfectly and do add a somewhat seamless appearance to the kit overall. The only downside to that aesthetic of the pods is that they are a little too tinted, making it hard to see your juice levels.

The pods have a 3.7ml capacity, which is decent for this size AIO. There are no magnets present here; instead, the pods quite simply click into place. Thankfully they feel very secure with practically no wiggle present.

Augvape Druga Narada Pro

A couple of noteworthy features the Narada pods have are the use of a 510 drip tip (sadly only one MTL included), and adjustable airflow. The adjustable airflow comes in the form of a sliding notch, which isn’t the greatest (more on this later), but I’m glad it’s present.

The most significant upgrade over the original Narada comes with the adjustable wattage dial and top-mounted OLED screen. The screen is incredibly small, but I absolutely love the positioning of it. It’s also still able to display all the necessary information like wattage resistance and battery levels and has is plenty bright.

Augvape Druga Narada Pro

Augvape has opted for the same style fire button as they used on the Augvape VTEC 1.8, and again I think it’s a smart and unique design choice. The fire button basically acts as a dial for your wattage adjustments, spinning left or right to make adjustments. However, it does spin a little too freely, but thankfully wattage settings can be locked to prevent accidental adjustments in your pocket.

Overall I really like the design of the Narada Pro. It’s refreshing to see Augvape continuing to stick to their own path with styling, and remaining consistent with good build quality.

Features7.0
Augvape Druga Narada Pro

The Narada pro comes with an in-built 950mAh battery, with a power range of 5-30 watts with 1W increments.

It’s an incredibly simple device to use but still comes with the option to upgrade the firmware, with the latest release giving the option to use either VV or TC modes. Personally, I prefer to keep it in standard wattage mode.

Augvape Druga Narada Pro

There is also 2A fast charging on offer through a Type-C USB port on the base of the device, and it can recharge from flat in 25 minutes.

Operating the Druga Narada Pro couldn’t be easier:

  • 5 clicks of the fire button to turn on/off
  • 3 clicks of the fire button to lock/unlock
  • Spin fire button clockwise to increase (+) the wattage
  • Spin fire button counterclockwise to decrease (-) the wattage
  • Press the fire button to vape
Pods/Coils7.0
Augvape Druga Narada Pro

The Narada Pro pod comes with 3.7ml juice capacity, or 2ml if you are within the EU (TPD regulations).

Filling the pod is quite a standard affair. There’s a plug on one side that just needs to be pulled open to reveal the large fill hole which can accommodate any size bottle. The plug/fill hole is on the backside of the pod, so you will have to remove it from the device to fill.

The Narada Pro comes with two different coils in the box:

  • 0.4-ohm mesh coil (rated 20-28 watts)
  • 1.0-ohm regular coil (rated 13-20 watts)

They look like the same coils types as the original Narada, so I’m sure they will also work, but I’m unable to try as I don’t have any to hand.

The coils plug into the base of the pod, and they only go in one way. There is a small tab on each coil that needs to align with the notch of the pod. This also makes it easy to remove the coils, as you just need to get your nail under the tab and pull.

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The RBA

At the time of writing, the RBA section for the Narada Pro is sold separately, but I’m sure some suppliers will start to sell it bundled with the kit.

It’s a very simple RBA deck similar to others that we’ve seen with these types of compact AIO (like the Smoant Pasito). It’s almost like a mini Kayfun style build deck; in fact, it is so small that building on it can be quite challenging.

I’ve tried both round wire and an MTL Clapton in the RBA at a 2.5mm ID, you are definitely not going to get anything bigger inside. The deck uses small Phillips screws, which seem to have good threads and make it easier for clamping the wire.

One thing I’m always complaining about with these compact AIOs and RBA bases is that you need another device and a 510 adapter to test your build. Thankfully Augvape has thought about this and included a plastic base to build and test straight on the Narada.

Augvape Druga Narada Pro

The adapter is simply an L-shaped piece of plastic that can be inserted onto the device (just like the pod). It’s advised to build your coil and snip your leads before placing it onto the device; otherwise, it’s too cramped to work with. But it is perfect for testing your resistance and dry firing your coil – without the need for another device.

As the RBA base is so small, you need to make sure that you cut your wire flush, so no protruding parts are touching the chimney. When wicking, it’s best to comb out your cotton and don’t overdo it. It’s such a small deck that too much cotton will cause you issues.

Depending on how you build your coil for the RBA deck may also play a part in the airflow you get overall. I found that the standard coils were a little too airy for a tight MTL due to the somewhat limited airflow adjustment, but with a 2.5mm MTL Clapton and the airflow shut right off, I was hitting the spot for a tight MTL draw.

Performance7.0
Augvape Druga Narada Pro

The Narada Pro performs exactly as you’d expect as a device, it doesn’t come with many bells and whistles but does precisely what you want it to do.

The battery is on the small side for an AIO nowadays, but if you are using it primarily as an MTL device, you should be fine. Also, the 2A fast charging will help to get you out of a pinch.

As for the performance of the coils, it was a little varied.

The 0.4-ohm mesh coil should be used for a restricted DL vape. It’s a decent enough vape, producing ok flavor and a smooth draw, but it’s not the warmest. I mainly used 70VG juice, which had no issues with wicking, and I was in the 25W range most of the time. I’d advise if you are going to use it as a restricted DL style device to use a different mouthpiece as the one included does get a little hot at times. It’s a shame Augvape only includes one in the kit.

Augvape Druga Narada Pro

The 1.0-ohm coil was a bit disappointing for me. I was expecting to get a nice tight MTL draw with a decent throat hit. Instead, I was greeted with a rather loose MTL draw and an unsatisfying hit. This is mainly due to the poor airflow adjustment on the pod. I decided to up the wattage to around the 18-20W mark, which gave a better throat hit, but I could tell the coil was on the edge with regards to wicking a 70VG juice, so I’d be careful if you like to chain vape. As for the flavor, it’s good, but I’d say this coil really only suits those that prefer a looser MTL.

I think the Narada Pro performs best overall with the RBA deck and an MTL coil. I found with my own MTL Clapton inside that I was getting more pronounced flavor and throat hit but also a far tighter MTL draw.

I think the only real negative with the Narada Pro is that the airflow adjustment isn’t versatile enough. Which means it can deliver a decent restricted DL vape with the included coils, or a loose MTL. However, for those that like a tight MTL draw like me, you can get there using the RBA base, but I still feel there are better AIOs out there for that vaping style.

Good Vibes

  • Good build quality
  • Looks great
  • Compact design
  • Takes replaceable 510 drip tips
  • Easy to use
  • 3.7ml juice capacity
  • Replaceable 510 drip tip
  • The 0.4-ohm coil produces good flavor
  • Smooth restricted DL draw on both coils
  • Can be used with RBA head
  • Adapter included for RBA head
  • Satisfying (but not very tight) MTL with the RBA head
  • No leaking
  • Decent battery life
  • Quick Type-C charging

Bad Vibes

  • Not a tight MTL draw with stock coils
  • Airflow adjustment could be more versatile
  • Fire button spins too easily
  • Only one drip tip included
Augvape Druga Narada Pro

Verdict

The Augvape Narada Pro is a uniquely designed, compact AIO device. I think it can produce a really good vape but only for certain types of vapers.

It’s best suited to those that like a restricted DL or a loose MTL vape with the included stock coils. The RBA head does improve things and will get you closer to a tight MTL draw.

However, that’s where I think Augvape has missed a trick because it’s a stylish easy to use kit and if the Narada Pro could deliver a tight MTL draw with the stock coils it could be an excellent device to recommend to transitioning smoker or new vapers. Instead, I’d say it’s only a solid option for those that want a compact DL setup.

REVIEW OVERVIEW
Design
8.0
Features
7.0
Pods/Coils
7.0
Performance
7.0
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Marc has been an avid vaper since 2010. His obsession with new vape gear has led to developing his own overflowing vape room, and starting Vaping Vibe with Danny & Jules to help educate other vapers.