Vaporesso SWAG 2 Review – The Best of Both Worlds
The SWAG II is the latest box mod from mainstream vape manufacturer Vaporesso. The organization has been around for quite a while and has done an excellent activity at making some of the best vape mods in the business. The SWAG II follows the series of the well-known SWAG mod, and it is a single-18650 mod powered by Vaporesso’s AXON chip. Same as the first, the SWAG II has taken some design notes from the Pico series of mods and features a distending battery top that enables it to shave off some of the height. The mod comes in a pack with their NRG PE sub-ohm tank. It’s available in Silver, Black, Red, and Blue.
When I originally got this mod, it’s pretty a lot of what I expected. I’m not personally an enthusiast of the Pico-style mods yet I realize they are generally very well known due to their little size. What they did here was crossbreeding the first SWAG with their newer GEN mod. There is a highly contrasting 0.91-inch OLED rectangle DNA-styled screen on the front and the nice GEN-like covering on it. The tank in the unit is the NRG PE tank which uses the same GT coils that their tanks have used for quite a while. Overall, it’s a cute little unit.
- Display: 0.91-inch OLED screen
- Tank compatibility: max 25 mm
- Resistance: 0.03-5.0 ohms
- Charge current: DC 5V/2A micro USB
- Output power: 5-80 watts
- Battery: 1 x 18650 (not included)
- Chipset: AXON chip
What’s inside the box?
- 1 x SWAG II mod
- 1 x NRG PE tank (3.5 mL)
- 1 x GT4 MESHED coil (pre-installed)
- 1 x GT CCELL Coil
- 4 x O-ring
- 1 x USB cable
- 1 x User manual
- 1 x Warranty card
How it’s Built?
The SWAG II is a nicely fabricated and well-designed mod. It feels strong and not cheap or wobbly, however, it’s pretty lightweight too. The fire button is an essential round circle on the facade of the mod, directly above the screen. The “mode” button is below the screen and the here and there catches are on the mod. The battery goes in from the top, after unscrewing the battery top. The threading is nice, and removing and replacing the battery is easy. I found no issues in the atomizer, while the 510 pin is amazing. However, due to the battery top, you are limited to a 25 mm diameter, which shouldn’t be a serious deal with a single battery mod. It’s likewise a really little mod. Generally the same size as the first Pico, maybe just somewhat bigger.
I got the dark one, which is plain dark with a matte completion. It looks great, however making a decision from the pics, I’d likely prefer the red one. They all look pretty clean, which will be appreciated by those who don’t like ostentatious mods. Really nice shading alternatives and the paintwork feels strong. It likewise has the same delicate covering as the GEN and a near cup-like shape, making it comfortable in the hand. Marking was likewise kept simple. There is a “Vaporesso SWAG” logo above the all over catches and a little “V” on the base of one side. There is no catch rattle on this mod at all either.
What SWAG II Features?
The SWAG II is on the whole featured like all Vaporesso mods. You have Power mode (with delicate, ordinary and hard preheats), Temp Control (SS, Ni200, Ti, and TCR), Watt Curve mode (VPC), VV mode (variable voltage), Super Player mode (power mode with a lower resistance least) and Bypass mode. Those are on the whole under the DIY menu which is my preferred way. They additionally have their ECO mode (battery saver), Pulse mode (pulses higher wattage during a puff), and their Smart TC mode. It uses a standard TCR too which is completely adjustable in TCR mode yet not adjustable in the presets. It has pretty a lot of every mode out there a vaper would need to say the very least, which could be a little overbearing for some.
An odd thing is that the here and there catches are in reverse, however on the off chance that you flip the screen, then it works the correct way. Additionally, they list a charge rate of 2 amps. I tested this and got a 0.93-amp max, so it’s clearly overrated and ought to have been listed at 1 amp. The mod additionally shows the remaining time of the charge. The charging rate is okay, however, it’s best practice to charge externally.
Easy-to-Use Vaporesso SWAG II
To the extent the menu goes, it’s much the same as the GEN. It’s direct and very easy to use. Here is a follow-up step:
- Five ticks of the fire button to turn on and off
- Three ticks of the menu (or hold menu) to enter the menu
- Use all over to look through the menu and snap menu to accept
- Use fire then in the menu to return to the home screen
- Hold fire and menu to see chip version
Pod Performance: Power mode
The SWAG II flaunts the latest AXON series chip. The Vaporesso chip series (previously the Omni) is one of the best ones in vaping, so we’ll see how this one holds up. Sony VTC5A batteries were used while testing this mod. They list the maximum wattage at 80 watts, yet no amp or volt limit listed. I wish that they would list every one of the three. During my testing, the maximum achieved wattage was 85, so excellent rating at 80 watts, if not a little underrated.
As far as possible I got was 29, which is useful for a single 18650 battery mod. The average for single 18650 battery mods is around 25-30. As far as possible I got with a 0.62-ohm coil was 7.258, which is really acceptable and could be even a little higher since the wattage was maxed out by then. No bad things to say there, and the result shows that the mod has a lift circuit as all single-battery mods should. The mod modifies in 0.1-watt increments, yet you can likewise hold the adjustment catch to look by a full watt. Overall it works great, however, I find 0.1-watt increments somewhat pointless over 20 watts.
During my testing, the mod worked admirably of not getting hot. It’s a, for the most part, accurate mod as well. It struggled a little under 0.2 ohms, however, performed great between that and 0.62 ohms, when it begins to hit a little high. Overall, a really decent performer. You can see the full test results in the graph above.
Pod Performance: Temperature control
The 80 watts are available in SWAG II’s temperature control feature. I tried both the TCR mode set at 92-120, just as SS316 mode which has a 105 TCR preset. Tragically, I couldn’t get this mod to perform as it should. It was giving me a very inconsistent vape. It was, for the most part, a very weak vape, regardless of how high I turned it up, and when it hit as far as possible it would throttle hard. It likewise wouldn’t provide a consistent yield. Not up to the standard of what temp control ought to be, and disillusioning given the TC performance of previous Vaporesso mods.
NRG PE tank summary
Alright, so let’s do a fast once-over of the tank. The new tank is called the NRG PE which is another tank in the long line of NRG tanks. The NRG line uses GT coils, which have been around forever, and it is additionally compatible with Baby Beast style coils. The tank comes with two coil choices in the crate. The pre-installed one is a new 0.15-ohm GT4 double mesh coil rated for 60-70 watts and the other included is a 0.6-ohm SS CCELL ceramic coil rated for 25-35 watts.
The NRG PE tank comes with a 3.5 mL straight glass and no spare was included in my pack. The coils are easy to reach and replace by unscrewing the base. Be that as it may, the tank needs to be empty on the off chance that you need to replace the coil. The NRG PR uses a standard wide bore 510 O-ring fit Delrin trickle tip which is somewhat of a letdown. A resin tip would have been nicer. The threading on the tank is nice and smooth and the fill method is the slide back top-fill that we see on most tanks these days. Not my favourite, because on the off chance that you use a 120 mL bottle, you’ll need to remove the trickle tip to fill. Some of their other tanks locked into place with the trickle tip screwing into the top yet this tank isn’t like that, and the top is unreasonably loose for my loving. The AFC ring is smooth, easy to change and on a stopper.
Performance-wise, I started with the 0.15-ohm coil and thought that it was best around 60-65 watts. Flavor was decent. Not terrible, however, I’ve likewise had much better. More or less what I expected out of a mid-wattage Vaporesso coil—in spite of the fact that their “bullet”- style coils for the SKRR tanks are somewhat better. I then tried the CCELL coil and thought that it was best around 30 watts. I like the lower wattage requirement in a pack like this for better battery life in any case, once more, simply decent. Maybe somewhat worse for enhance than the 0.15-ohm coil, however not horrible. Everything considered the NRG PE is a mediocre tank. Not a huge deal and you likely have a better tank already. It is anything but a tank I’d bother with these days.
|Great build quality||TC performance isn’t impressive|
|Four shading choices||No listed ratings for volts or amps|
|Accurately rated for watts||2-amp charging rate is really just 1 amp|
|Great power mode performance||No spare glass with the tank|
|Nice centred 510 pin|
|Handles 25 mm atomizers|
|High amp limit|
|Watt curve mode|
|Variable voltage mode|
|A splendid and clear 0.91-inch OLED screen|
|Excellent paintwork and delicate covering|
|Nice shape and comfortable ergonomics|
|Wide coil similarity on the tank|
Overall, Vaporesso worked superbly with the mod in this pack. I can’t state a great one because the TC is inadequate. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you are a lover of the Pico-style mods, then this is a lot nicer mod than what Eleaf offers. If you need a minimized single-18650 mod for non-TC vaping, you should give this an attempt. I wouldn’t bother with the unit however, as the tank is not a huge deal.