Council of Vapor Wraith Squonker Kit
We take a look at the Wraith Squonker kit by Council of Vapor – a bottom-fed RDA with an 80W TC Box Mod.
- Full Squonker Kit
- Good for Temp Control
- 80 Watts power output
- Single 18650
Squonk mods, or Bottom-Feeders as they are also referred to, can be great. They incorporate the use of an RDA, but without the hassle of dripping. They just require a simple squeeze of the e-liquid bottle inside the squonk mod, which will then inject a shot of ejuice through the 510 connector and onto the deck of the RDA.
I was an early adopter of squonking. However, I got left a little frustrated by the lack of good RDAs and expensive mechanical squonk mods.
More recently there has been a massive influx of great RDAs, and now with companies also looking to include the benefits of regulated boards and temp control in their squonk mods, it’s definitely time for me to revisit squonking.
Council of Vapor’s entry into this category is the Wraith Squonker Kit. This is a single 18650 squonk mod, that can power up to 80 watts and comes with the Wraith bottom-fed RDA.
Could this be the kit that gets me back into squonking? Let’s find out…
CoV Wraith 80W Squonker Box Mod Features
- 10mL Juice Reservoir
- Single High-Amp 18650 Battery – Not Included
- Maximum Wattage Output: 80W
- Temperature Control Range: 200-600F
- All-In-One Design – Rebuildable Squonker-Style Platform
- Versatile Temperature Control Module
- Premium Zinc Alloy Construction
- Rubberized Paint Finish
- Stunning Carbon Fiber Inlay
- Soft Curvature Design
- Intuitive OLED Display
- Bottom-Loaded Battery Cover Design
- Bottom-Feed Juice Design
- Squeeze Juice Section for Dripping
- 510 Connection
CoV Wraith Squonker Atomizer Features
- 23 mm Diameter
- Superior Stainless Steel Construction
- Velocity-Style Design
- Deck-milled Negatives
- PEEK Insulators
- Single or Dual Configurations
- Fully Adjustable Airflow Control
- Turbine Curved Widebore Drip Tip
- Squonk-Ready Hollow Center Pin
- 510 Connection
There is one other recent Squonker on the market that I’ve tried, which is direct competition for the Wraith, and that’s the Kanger Dripbox 160 TC Kit. The Kanger can actually power up to 160 watts (dual 18650) and has a unique mess-free e-liquid bottle connector. However, in my opinion, they are the only two things that the Kanger has over the Wraith squonk box. In every other element, the Council of Vapor Wraith kit wins, hands down.
Kanger’s 160W TC has pretty lackluster temp control, which I wouldn’t recommend if that’s how you intend to use it. It also has a flaky power curve and a magnetized cover for the bottle that tends to fall off. In stark contrast, the Wraith 80W TC box is rock solid in both wattage and temp control modes and has a hinged bottom door for the bottle and battery that’s altogether better than the Kanger design. It is also far more ergonomically and aesthetically pleasing than the cumbersome Dripbox. Finally, the bottom-fed RDA that comes with the Council of Vapor Wraith seems a lot better quality than the Kanger RDA. Although most of these squonk kits perform better with third-party RDAs, it’s still something to take note of if choosing between the two.
To say I was surprised is an understatement. I absolutely love everything about this kit. Yes, it does have it’s minor flaws, but the general performance was outstanding.
I tested the Wraith with several bottom feed RDAs that I had accessible, including the Velocity 2 and GeekVape Peerless. Although they did perform better, the Wraith bottom-fed atomizer was an admirable RDA to be included as part of the kit.
One thing that can be a common issue for vapers, especially those new to squonking, is flooding the atomizer through over-squonking. However, The Council of Vapor Wraith is designed so that any excess e-liquid flows right back down into the bottle, so flooding doesn’t become a problem. Which is a really nice design feature to have.
I also had a great time running the Wraith in stainless steel temp control mode. For me squonking can benefit so much from having well-implemented temp control, you don’t need to worry if you forgot to squonk and your coil is dry temp control will stop you from having a dry hit and burning your wick. You just get less or no vapor through; then it’s a simple case of squonk and vape on.
I found myself using the wraith daily; it really was a joy to use and squonk with. There is something about the practical convenience of squonking that’s just hard to beat.
- Good flavour and vapor
- Leak free (so far at least)
- Good for temp control
- Comfortable in hand
- “Soft”, “Standard” and “Powerful” settings to affect ramp-up time
- No usb to upgrade or charge the battery
- Gap between bottom plate and mod
- Juice bottle should have had some mechanism to stop it from popping out when you open the lid
If you want to get into squonking but are still sitting on the fence, or if you prefer a regulated mod over a mechanical squonk mod – trust me the Council of Vapor Wraith kit is as good as it gets right now.
I’m sure we are going to see a lot more entries into the market from some of the big players in the vaping industry over the coming year.
However, if you are in the market for a squonk mod now and want a superb performing squonk mod, that feels great in the hand, has reliable temperature control and ample power – this is it.