Vaporesso Revenger Kit
Vaporesso has taken their time entering the 200+ watt market, and their entry comes in the shape of the Revenger kit. It is a dual-18650 battery mod which is paired with their all-new NRG tank.
- Dual 18650 Kit
- 200 Watts
- Revolutionary IML Design
- Omni Board 2.0
The mod utilizes impressive functionality with their OMNI Board 2.0 and includes 2 amp charging all in a sleek and glossy design. The NRG tank uses GT Cores – a new selection of low-resistance, sub ohm coils. So it looks like the Revenger is trying to take on Smok’s Alien and Wismec’s Predator, but can it out perform those vaping beasts, and has it been worth the wait?
Let’s find out what the Revenger Kit really has to offer.
- Revenger Mod
- NRG Tank with pre-installed GT4 Core2 coil
- 1 x extra GT8 Core2 coil
- 1 x extra Pyrex glass tube
- USB charging cable
- Quick start guide
- Available colors: Red | Blue | Black
Specifications Revenger Mod
- Material: aluminum alloy
- Dimensions: 89 x 45 x 28 mm
- 2 x External 18650 Batteries (not included)
- Wattage Range: 5W to 220 W
- Voltage Range: 0-9 V
- Max Output Current: 50 A
- Minimum resistance: 0.05 – 5.0 ohm
- Mode: VT (Ni200 / SS / Ti) TCR (M1 / M2) / RCT / CCW / CCT / BYPASS
- Display: OLED 0.96 inch
- Thread: 510 thread
- Temperature Control Range: 100° C – 315° C / 200° F – 600° F
Specifications NRG Tank
- Size: 26.5 mm x 56 mm / 23 mm x 47 mm (Mini)
- Capacity: 5 mL / 2 mL (Mini)
- Weight: 66 g / 48 g (Mini)
- 5 different coil types
- GT8 – 0.15 ohm (50 – 110 W)
- GT6 – 0.2 ohm (40 – 130 W)
- GT4 – 0.15 ohm (30 – 60 W)
- GT2 – 0.4 ohm (40 – 80 W)
- GT CCELL – 0.3 ohm (25 – 40 W)
As soon as you take the Revenger mod out of the box, the striking color accents and beveled edges really impress, and you can tell it is a solid, well made and surprisingly light (without batteries) device. Our Revenger does have a little movement on the power/fire button, but otherwise, it is free of any button rattle. On the front face of the device, you will find the up/down and mode buttons, all nicely placed. Just above is the 0.96 inch OLED display. All the mod’s buttons are nice and clicky, and the firing button has a slight curve for the thumb, which feels great (can also be fired with a finger easily).
The back panel of the Revenger is a magnetic battery door identical to the front but without the OLED display and buttons. As with most Vaporesso mods, the 510 pin up top sits centrally on the mod, which means you can fit atomizers up to 27 mm without any overhang. It still baffles me why more manufacturers don’t do this; I much prefer a central 510 pin which enables you to fit larger tanks, and there is also something more appealing with the symmetry.
The NRG tank has ‘Slide-n-Fill’ functionality and is a little reminiscent of the SMOK TFV family. The top cap is made of Delrin and slides open to reveal a kidney-shaped fill port which is large enough to accommodate big nozzles. The NRG tank comes with a wide-bore drip tip with an in-built mesh filter, to prevent any hot spit back. However if like me you are not a fan of mesh filters, you can replace the drip tip for Goon-style or 810 one ones on the 5ml tank, and a standard 510 drip tip on the 2ml tank.
Yes, that’s right Vaporesso has released two versions of the NRG tank; a standard 5ml version, and a “mini” 2ml version for TPD-compliant EU customers. The 2ml tank has all the same features, just smaller dimensions, and a 510 drip tip.
To go with the NRG tank, Vaporesso has launched a new family of coils, called GT Cores. They come in five variations, and the Revenger Kit ships with two to get you started. They have printed wattage ranges and “best” settings on them, and produce a good cloud chasing performance. They are SS coils so you can also use them in TC mode.
Vaporesso has introduced the use of In-Mold-Labelling for the Revenger mod. It said to add durability to the finish and make it more resistant to scratches, and it does feel great in the hand. Even though the mod’s frame is constructed out of aluminum alloy, it feels less like metal and more synthetic, like plastic. However, most of the mods real estate is taken up by the gloss style front and back panels.
This high-gloss mod can be a little slippery and does attract fingerprints. But even as someone that’s quite particular about my devices looking clean and sharp, it doesn’t bother me much, and it’s nothing a quick polish on a t-shirt can’t fix.
The NRG tank’s looks really complete the setup, with the same dynamic accenting. It has two bands of large knurling at the airflow control ring and the top cap, making it easy to adjust. It also features a ceramic base to help heat dissipation to the revenger mod.
Vaporesso’s OMNI Board inside the Revenger is now 2.0, which is not a massive improvement over previous versions, but then the OMNI board has always been a great performer in both VW and VT modes. It still also keeps the brilliant curve features in both wattage and temp control modes, which allow for you to tailor you vape experience.
There are a few welcome additions, like the “real time clock” display in analog or digital as a screensaver. The “smart charge” feature could also be a lifesaver, as you can now charge your 18650s via USB with a 2amp maximum charge output. Vaporesso boasts it will reduce charge times by 50%, and also has a great charging display that highlights the remaining charge time, which is great if you’re caught short. However, I’d still advise charging your batteries separately if you can, as fast charging may shorten the lifespan of your batteries. Either way, it’s a handy feature well implemented by Vaporesso.
You can access the Revenger mod’s functions by pressing and holding down the option/menu button.
A long press toggles you through VW / TC (Ni/SS/Ti) / M1 / M2 / Bypass mode and System Settings.
- TC moves in 5° for Celsius and 10° for Fahrenheit. (You can toggle between °F and °C by scrolling outside each temperature range).
- For TC modes you can select the target wattage. This can be adjusted in System Settings > VT mode.
- M1 & M2 modes allow a user-defined TCR curve.
- Bypass mode allows you to apply direct voltage output – like using a mechanical mod.
The System Settings contain the following options:
To select press the Option/Menu button three times:
- VW mode: control draw strength from 3 available settings
- VT mode: set wattage for TC mode
- Time Set: set date and time, toggle clock on/off
- Default: revert to factory settings
- Smart on/off: turn Smart mode on and off
- Screen Timeout: set screen timeout duration
- Exit: exit the menu
At first, the menu function on the Revenger was a little frustrating, as there was no shortcut option to adjust wattage in TC mode, without clicking through all the menu screens. However, once I updated the firmware to version 1.04 (which is done by downloading the firmware directly from Vaporesso’s website), there was now the option of holding down the fire and down button to access VT mode settings. A few other welcome tweaks are puff counter on the main display, and ability to control screen brightness.
Thankfully, Vaporesso seems to be very consistent with firmware updates for their devices. The only down side is the software is Windows only.
The Revenger Kit ships with two different GT Core Coils – the GT4 and GT8. Both have a resistance of 0.15 ohm – but one is a quad coil which is stacked two-high, and the other is an octo coil with two sets of four coils stacked.
The NRG tank draw is primarily direct-to-lung, although it does have a noticeable resistance with the airflow wide-open. This slightly restricted airflow it seems comes from the inner diameter of each of the coil heads (2.5 mm) and the mesh filter. Yes, the mesh filter does reduce spit back, but it also acts as a kind of vapor filter, which isn’t for everybody. Mesh filter aside, the tank’s drip tip does stay very cool throughout vaping, even when the tank glass gets hot to the touch.
The NRG tank is best suited for moderate wattage sub ohm devices. This is partly due to the slightly restrictive airflow of the included coils. With the GT8 coils, I was vaping comfortably between 85-100W, which was a decent compromise between vapor production and flavor. Vaporesso will inevitably be adding new coils to the GT family, and some may have more airflow and be suited to higher wattages.
It is a decent tank, and most will be happy with it because it performs like a decent sub ohm tank should. I would possibly like it more if it wasn’t for the mesh filter, but this can easily be overcome by using your own drip tip. I also noticed no leaking at all while using the NRG tank.
One thing that really helps with the performance of the kit is the Revenger mod has an extremely short ramp-up time; you can basically click the fire button and vape away.
- Looks great
- Solid build quality
- Omni board 2.0 has a great range of features
- Menu functions are intuitive and easy to use
- Real time clock screen saver
- Smart charge
- NRG Tank’s mesh filter on top cap
- Slight fire button wiggle (on our device)
The star of the show is the Revenger Mod itself, Vaporesso’s entry into the high-wattage end of the vape market seems like a home run. It’s a great looking, simple to use, intuitive mod that performs solidly.
The NRG tank matches really well with the device and is a very good Sub Ohm tank. Are there better Sub Ohm tanks on the market? Yes, but coming as part of a kit I feel most will not be disappointed. Maybe Vaporesso will expand the GT Core coil family to help crank up the wattage.
The added inclusion of ‘smart charge’ could be a lifesaver if you’re on the road and don’t have an external charger to hand. Although, we do air caution with regularly charging 18650 batteries through the USB. I also like the ease of firmware updating, and the options to customize the appearance of the OS.
Have Vaporesso brought anything new to the table with the Revenger Kit – not really. But what they have done is make a brilliant dual-18650 mod that in my eyes defeats the Alien and Predator in this entry level market. It’s a joy to use, feels great in the hand, and I’m always impressed with Vaporesso’s OMNI board performance.