Squonk mod or bottom feeder mod and the term squonking has now become mainstream and is developing into one of the most popular vaping methods around.
Most of you are familiar with rebuildable dripping atomizers (RDA) and the performance they can offer. The disadvantage of using an RDA is the “dripping” part of this method. Lugging around a bottle of e-liquid and regularly dripping it into your atomizer can often be awkward and usually messy.
What if you could drip without the need for constant dripping and still enjoy the performance of a traditional RDA? Well, you can with a lightly modified RDA which has a bottom-feeding center pin that allows the drip feeding (squonking) and recovery (draining) of the juice back into the e-liquid bottle, stored in the box mod, sometimes known as squonk box or squonker box.
Squonking offers the convenience of a vape tank with the flavor benefits of an RDA. This all in one solution is captivating vapers, allowing them to vape all day long with the large capacity bottles found in most squonking mods.
6 Best Squonk Mods
|Vandy Vape Pulse V2||Best Single Battery|
|Dovpo Topside Dual||Best Dual 2*700 Battery|
|Dovpo Topside Lite||Best for Beginners|
|Dovpo Topside SQ||Best Mechanical|
|Geek Vape Aegis||Best Waterproof|
|Vandy Vape Pulse Dual||Best Dual 18650 Battery|
Vandy Vape Pulse V2
Best Single Battery
The Pulse V2 is a single battery squonk mod from a Vandy Vape and Tony B collaboration. Firing up to 95 watts, it features an innovative bottom-filling design. The Pulse V2 is compatible with the Vandy Vape app. It comes in a variety of colors, including carbon fiber and resin design.
Dovpo Topside Dual
Best Dual 18650 Battery
The Topside Dual is the dual 18650 follow-up to the excellent Topside squonk mod. Also designed by Brian from The Vapor Chronicles and manufactured by Dovpo. It features the same innovative top-fill mechanism, which incorporates a 10ml squonk bottle. The Topside Dual can fire up to 200 watts, and also has some incremental improvements to the simple chipset.
Dovpo Topside Lite
Best for Beginners
The Topside Lite is the latest addition in the Topside line with a modular design and super-lightweight body constructed from polycarbonate and PCTG. The Lite is a single-21700 squonker designed by Brian from TVC, with a removable squonk compartment that allows you to transform it into a regular mod in seconds.
Dovpo Topside SQ
The Topside SQ Mod By Dovpo is a collaboration with Signature Tips and Brian from the Vapour Chronicles. A stunning single 18650 squonk mod powered by the DNA75c chip and machined from a solid billet of aluminum and then shot blasted and anodized. The removable side panel to access the battery compartment and the squonk bottle comes with an astonishing 28 magnets to secure it in place.
Geek Vape Aegis
The GeekVape Aegis squonk has multiple protection features in a classic squonk design. The Aegis is capable of 100W max output powered by a single 18650 vape battery. A sturdy squonk mod with Geekvapes IP67 rated waterproof, dustproof, and shock-resistant design, which has a chunky feel in hand.
Vandy Vape Pulse Dual
The Vandy Vape Pulse Dual is one of the smallest dual battery squonk mods on the market. Dual 18650 batteries power the dual to a 220W max output with an ergonomic design, which sets the fire button and squonk bottle on the same side. It fits and feels perfect in hand and has some weight without being too heavy.
Introduction to Squonking
Squonking offers the convenience of a tank, with the flavor benefits of an RDA. Vapers have recently become enamored with squonkers as they offer an excellent all in one solution.
What is Squonking?
Squonking is a style of vaping that requires a bottom fed RDA (rebuildable tank atomizer) and a squonking mod. It’s aimed at any style of vaper, but more specifically people who are looking for an ‘all in one solution.’
The bottles contained within squonker mods tend to have large capacities, which means there may be no need to carry around separate bottles of juice through your day. The atomizers used are RDAs (rebuildable dripping atomizers) with bottom feed pins, which also mean you get the very best flavor and vapor.
Make sure you only use an RDA with a BF pin on a squonk mod, do not use them on standard everyday mods.
How do you Squonk?
Squonking is pretty simple and very easy to get to grips with. You’ll need a specific squonk mod, which is a mod that has a removable squonking bottle (and a space to squeeze the bottle) and an RDA with a bottom feed pin fitted.
Then when you squeeze the squonk bottle, the e-liquid will be injected up from the bottle and into your RDA from underneath, which coats your wicks with juice. Then it’s the normal procedure of hitting the fire button on your mod, and vape away.
It just takes a couple of quick squeezes on your juice bottle every few puffs or so, which will be enough to keep your wicks coated and help avoid dry hits. So squonking is basically like dripping without having to remove your top cap!
Squonking – The Good
The best thing about squonking is that you have the convenience of a tank, with the flavor and vapor benefits that an RDA provides.
You also have great e-liquid capacity, as most squonk mods come with bottles of 7-10ml, allowing you to carry an entire day’s worth of juice. Plus, the bottles only tend to feed juice up to your atomizer with a squeeze, so there isn’t much chance of leaking.
Most of the most popular RDA’s have bottom feed pins either included or available, which means they can be used with squonk mods.
Many of the kits listed above are well-priced options, which can actually work out cheaper than many box mod and sub-ohm tank combinations.
Squonking – The Bad
Under-squonking – you might struggle at first with ensuring your wicks are juiced correctly, which can result in not squonking enough and give you dry hits.
Over-squonking – on the opposite side, you may end up squeezing too much liquid which will flood your deck, causing leaking and the dreaded spit-back.
You might find you have an adjustment period while you work out the best balance and what works best for your mod and atomizer. The other factor is although the squonking market is rapidly expanding, at the moment there is limited choice compared to other style mods.