OBS Draco Kit | Review

More than just a sub-ohm starter kit.

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OBS Draco Kit Review

OBS Draco Kit

OBS is renowned for making great atomizers. This time they have decided to pair their sub-ohm tank with a tubular battery to create the Draco Kit. The Draco Kit is a powerful vape pen set-up giving up to 80W of power.

It’s straightforward in design, has a classy look and is TPD compliant coming pre-installed with a 2ml capacity straight glass.

The Draco has an inbuilt 3000mAh battery, and the sub-ohm tank utilizes OBS’ new M1 mesh coils.

The Good

Looks good, simple to use, decent battery life, excellent performance from M1 mesh coils.

The Bad

Direct output device (no power control), top cap of tank ok but not great.

The Bottom Line

You could say the OBS Draco is a simple sub-ohm style vape pen, but that might not quite do it justice. The Draco tank and M1 coils really do elevate this above being just another sub-ohm kit. They produce excellent flavor and an all-around great experience. When paired with an easy to use vape pen with decent battery life, it creates an excellent pocket-friendly starter kit for sub-ohmers.

8.4

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

OBS Draco MOD Specs

  • Size: 24 x 87mm
  • Max wattage: 80 W
  • Battery: built-in 3000 mAh
  • Material: 304 stainless steel
  • Thread: 510
  • Micro USB Charging
  • 3 color battery LED indicator light

OBS Draco Tank Specs

  • Size: 24 x 43.2 mm
  • Capacity: 2 ml TPD Glass/3.5 ml Bubble Glass
  • Coil: M1 mesh coil 0.2 ohm (50-80 W, best at 65-75 W)
  • Draco OCC quadruple coil 0.3 ohm (30-80 W, best at 35-70 W)
  • Thread: 510
  • Top refill tank with two large fill ports
  • Adjustable locking air slots OBS

In the Box

  • The Draco 3000 mAh Battery Mod
  • The Draco Tank
  • 2 ml Glass
  • 3.5 ml Bubble Glass
  • M1 Mesh Coil 0.2 ohm (pre-installed)
  • Draco OCC Coil 0.3 ohm
  • Extra O Rings
  • USB Charging Cable
  • User Guide
Design8.5
OBS Draco Kit

The OBS Draco is a traditional sub-ohm vape pen, but it does have a couple of design features that set it apart from others in this category.

The Draco Mod is a cylindrical battery featuring a 510 connection, which is has a gold-plated, spring-loaded pin. On one side of the tube is a shield-shaped fire button which looks metallic, but feels like plastic. It has an LED frame which indicates the battery state and charge level, through different colors. On the opposite side of the tube, is the micro-USB port for charging.

Towards the bottom of the Draco mod is a large ‘Draco’ logo, and on the base of the tube, there is a glossy tinted glass panel and three small venting holes. Upon closer inspection, you can see on OBS logo just showing through the glass panel. However, that logo becomes very visible when the device is active, as an LED light behind lights up the panel. It looks cool but serves no functional purpose and those that like a stealthier setup, may consider it a negative.

The Draco tank has a little more styling to it than the battery, with engraved markings along the AFC ring and top cap, which also help with grip. The tank has a 3.5ml capacity (2ml for TPD variant) and sits perfectly flush to the battery.

It comes with a standard 810 Delrin Drip tip, and an easy release top-fill system (more on this later).

OBS Draco Kit

Style

One of my annoyances with recent tube style mods is that to make them appear distinctive rather than just a metallic tube, manufacturers often overdo the knurling and engraved patterns.

The Draco is far easier on the eye, and it looks very sleek and quite classy. The version we have has an excellent balance of color from the dark metallic body and the aqua blue accents of the o-rings from the tank.

It also has to be said, that there’s just something about holding a tubular device in the hand that feels so natural and balanced. The Draco feels and looks great in the hand.

OBS Draco Kit

Build Quality

It is a straightforward device and tank, so I wasn’t expecting any build quality issues.

It has an excellent finish on the paintwork, an all of the o-rings have good tolerances.

There are two slight niggles that I wish were of better quality. The first is the power button, it has no functional problem and is certainly clicky and responsive, but just the feel of plastic on such a metallic device doesn’t feel right to me.

The second slight issue is with the top cap on the Draco tank. I like that OBS have attempted to do something different with the easy release system, but in practice, it’s a little fiddly and sometimes doesn’t go into place properly. It’s nowhere near as easy to use as the ones with seen from Geekvape or Digiflavor.

OBS Draco Kit

Portability

As you’d expect the Draco Mod is very pocket-friendly.

It measures 87mm in length and 24mm in diameter. The tank (also 24mm in diameter) only adds another 43mm to the height.

While it certainly isn’t as short and light as pod mods, it’s worth remembering this is a sub-ohm device with a 3000mAh battery.

Features8.0
OBS Draco Kit

The Draco Mod has an inbuilt 3000mAh battery and has a max wattage output of 80W.

It’s a very simple device to use, as it’s a direct output, so there’s no controlling wattage. To switch the mod on & off its 5 clicks of the fire button, then it’s just a case of fire and vape.

The LED lights surrounding the fire button will notify you of the battery’s current status, as below:

  • Green – above 3.8V
  • Blue – 3.5-3.8V
  • Red – below 3.5V

The Draco also has various safety features from overcharge protection, low voltage protection, short circuit protection, over vape protection, over temperature protection, and stable voltage protection.

Tank8.0
OBS Draco Kit

The Draco Tank comes with a 2ml capacity tank, but you also receive a 3.5ml bubble glass in the kit.

The airflow control ring has an excellent resistance and is easy to control, and along with the top cap has slight knurling for extra grip.

The Draco comes with two coils, a 0.2ohm mesh coil (pre-installed), and a 0.3ohm dual coil.

OBS Draco Kit

Refilling

The top cap of the Draco tank is fully removable with a quick quarter turn.

It fits into place by lining up 2 notches, and then it’s just a quarter turn counter-clockwise to fasten it securely.

It’s easy to remove, but I do struggle sometimes lining it up correctly to tighten. You have to make sure you push firmly down when the notches catch, on a couple of occasions it has frustrated me and is not as smooth as systems we’ve seen from Geekvape.

Once the top cap is removed, you have 2 large kidney shaped fill holes that can accommodate any style dripper.

OBS Draco Kit

Coils

M1 Mesh Coil – 0.2ohm – Recommended Output (30-80W)

The M1 mesh coil has 4 wide triangle juice feed holes, which seem to do a great job at wicking the coil, I tried chain vaping and never received a dry hit.

The vapor production is excellent, with quite a loose open draw, but the flavor is exceptional.

I mainly used quite a high VG juice, and the coil was comfortably banging out good flavor for up to 2 weeks.

OCC Coil – 0.3ohm Recommended Output (30-80W)

The OCC coil is a dual parallel wrapped coil. It has 4 columns of 3 holes, which seem to give an even juice flow.

This was backed by never receiving a dry hit with this coil, even through intense chain vape testing.

The OCC coil produces slightly denser vapor but unfortunately doesn’t match the M1 coil for flavor.

I’m still running the OCC coil with quite a sweet juice, and it’s approaching two weeks and still holding up.

Performance9.0
OBS Draco Kit

The performance of the OBS Draco ultimately comes down to the sub-ohm tank and included coils, and I have to say I’m impressed.

The OCC coil is on par with most of its type in the sub-ohm market, but the M1 mesh coil was excellent.

I’m not saying it’s the best mesh coil available for flavor, but it is very good, especially as part of a dedicated kit like this.

OBS Draco Kit

Airflow

The airflow was clean and unobstructed, but a little too noisy for my liking.

I also noticed closing down the AFC by a quarter doesn’t have much effect. To get a tight restricted lung draw you really need to close it almost all the way.

As for MTL, that’s not really what this tank is designed for – you are best sticking to a dedicated MTL tank.

OBS Draco Kit

Battery Life

Battery life is very good. It will get you through a full day of vaping easy enough with either coil.

I’ve been using it a lot each day, and charging it every night, and have had no issues.

So I think average to moderate vapers will be fine with the battery life.

It’s a direct output device, so overall performance and battery drain will be subject to your style of vaping.

Likes

  • Stylish
  • Pocket-friendly
  • Easy to use
  • Very good tank
  • 3000mAh battery
  • 80w power
  • Battery status indicator
  • Safety features
  • Excellent flavor from mesh coils
  • 2 x glass tubes (2 & 3.5ml capacity)
  • Mod and Tank can be used independently

Dislikes

  • Direct output device
  • Top fill system could be better

Verdict

OBS Draco Kit

The OBS Draco has reminded me why I loved using tube mods, the ergonomics and feel in the hand are unparalleled.

The Draco has lots going for it; stylish simple looks, easy to use, good battery life and comes with a more than capable sub-ohm tank.

The leading performance of this kit however really comes down to the coils, and fortunately, OBS has done a great job with the M1 mesh coils. They produce outstanding flavor and a really satisfying sub-ohm experience.

If you are in the market for a simple sub-ohm style starter kit or vape pen, the OBD Draco is an excellent choice.

REVIEW OVERVIEW
Design
8.5
Features
8.0
Tank
8.0
Performance
9.0
Cost
8.5
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