Name: Gen (Vaporesso) – Kit with SKRR-S Tank atomizer – Kit received by the manufacturer
Format: Dual 18650 battery with head coil atomizer
Max Power: 220 Watt
Colors: Silver, Black Blue, Black Red, Black
Price: ~ € 70
Vaporesso Gen Kit, the power in vaping for everyone
Vaporesso Gen is the most powerful kit manufactured by Vaporesso and includes the SKRR-S headcoil tank combined with the Gen mod, a dual battery with a new and promising chipset. Vaporesso, has always been one of the most innovative and prolific vaping manufacturers, and today we are ready to find out what it has reserved for us with this kit designed for sub-ohm vape lovers.
Let’s start by looking at the contents of the package.
IN THE BOX
1 x GEN Mod
1 x QF Meshed coil 0.20ohm (pre-installata)
1 x Extra Pyres glass tube (5ml)
1 x USB cable
1 x Warranty card
1 x SKRR-S Tank (8ml)
1 x QF Strip coil 0.15 ohm
2 x O-ring
1 x User Guide
DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY
Vaporesso has always stood out as a manufacturer of cutting-edge hardware both in terms of technological innovation and purely aesthetic. From the first approach, Gen Mod gives the feeling of enclosing the best that can be offered for a dual battery, both in terms of quality and design. The box has clean, essential and absolutely minimal lines that give it a modern, austere and elegant appearance. There were more than boxes with this style …
But what amazes about this mod is the high quality sensation it conveys by taking it in hand, a quality that emerges from its solidity and unexpected lightness. The feeling in your hands is unique. The manufacturer does not indicate the materials used to make the mod, but we think it is mainly aluminum. The body of the box has a 4-layer coating, which gives it a rubbery, smooth and incredibly comfortable feel. Furthermore, the outermost layer is declared scratch and flame resistant.
Always talking about the constructive goodness of Gen, it must be said that we did not encounter any problems with the 510 pin attack, as well as the four buttons with which it is equipped appear very well made and without any slight lateral movement. The door to the batteries’ compartment is also very well made, which can be accessed by using a small notch near Vaporesso logo. The two magnets on the door are large and very strong.
Gen is ultimately a device that, due to its quality and design, must to be considered a real “high end” vape product.
A somewhat different argument should be made instead for the SKRR-S Tank combined with the mod. We are in the presence of a “beast” of 30mm in diameter with no major aesthetic peculiarity and with a build quality in the market average, however not comparable to the quality of the mod.
ERGONOMICS AND PORTABILITY
Although this is a dual battery and therefore a box that is not exactly small, the Gen mod is one of the most ergonomic products that ever happened to us in our reviews. The slightly rounded lines and its rounded corners allow a solid grip and provide an essential contribution to the ergonomics of the device. Even the large fire button, as well as the three small function buttons and the clear display (even if a bit small), appear perfectly positioned and easily accessible for everyone.
Regarding the portability of the kit, we consider it good considering that we are dealing with a sub-ohm kit that mounts a tank with a capacity of 8ml. The kit’s total weight of 265 grams is an acceptable weight for anyone who wants to carry around a device with all its power and clouds.
FUNCTIONS & PERFORMANCES
The Gen mod is a dual battery box (18650) capable of delivering up to 220 Watts of power. The device measures 93.5 mm in height, 53 mm in width and has a thickness of 27 mm. Surely it is the weight, the most surprising feature of Gen: only 107 grams that become about 203 grams with the batteries inserted. The circuit that runs Gen is the new Vaporesso Axon Chip, equipped with a rich and above all easy-to-access function park.
The 0.9″ OLED display is bright and easy to read and contains all the information that can be used for the vaper to better manage his vape. Praiseworthy and very useful in our opinion, the solution of the battery charge level indicator, which shows a battery icon and the level of residual charge expressed as a percentage.
The box turns on/off with the canonical 5-click sequence on the fire button, while with 3 close clicks of the same button it’s possible to lock/unlock the function keys.
It has been said that the Axon circuit has many functions, accessible through the central funciotn button below the display. The “DIY MODE” menu contains all the most traditional modes available for a vape mod (variwatt mode, varivolt, temperature control, customized wattage curve, bypass mode). But here it seems only right to dwell on the news by the Vaporesso chipset:
- PULSE MODE – this function provides a boost to vape every 0.02 seconds, providing a constant hit and greater power at the vape for the entire vape time interval;
- POWER ECO – is a function which, if activated, prolongs the life of the batteries;
- SMART TC – is the “intelligent” temperature control function that automatically recognizes a resistance for the TC and its material, providing the optimal setup for that coil.
During our tests we wanted to verify the value of these functions and with pleasure we verified their effectiveness. The PULSE MODE mode for example really provides a powerful vaping for the entire vape time interval; as well as the POWER ECO function that from our empirical tests seemed to us able to increase the longevity of the batteries by about 15% compared to other similar mods.
Vaporesso Gen is therefore a mod that, in our opinion, behaves very well indeed. The Axon chip as indeed the whole box is a product with absolutely “high end” qualities, while retaining an absolutely competitive price.
EASE OF USE
Acting and interacting with the Gen circuit is extremely easy. In addition to the fire button, there are three function keys below the display, a system that greatly simplifies the settings for the box. The central button allows access to the settings menu and to confirm each choice made. With the + and – buttons it’s possibile to move between the various menu items. Very easy and intuitive.
SKRR-S Tank – FLAVOR
In this kit, the SKRR-S tank has been combined with the Gen mod. It is a rather massive atomizer in appearance due to its 30 mm diameter and 56 mm in height (pin 510 included). The tank has a capacity of 2 ml (in the TPD version) and 8 ml (in the standard version with bubble glass). The supplied coils are a 0.2 ohm (50-80W) QF meshed coil, and a 0.15 ohm (50-80W) QF strip coil, both designed, as previously stated, for direct to lung vape (DL).
The SKRR-S, like all the latest generation tanks, can be refilled from the top, after unscrewing the top cap. In this sense it must be said that, in order to further simplify the refill operations, the manufacturer could have chosen the sliding recharge system used in the SKRR atomizer supplied in the Luxe Kit.
The different vaping tests carried out with this SKRR-S tank made us observe with pleasure the dense and copious steam that the heads are able to take out, while from the aromatic point of view, not only we didn’t we notice big differences between the two types of coils, but more generally we can say that their performances, while gaining full sufficiency, did not excite us as we would have expected.
You will understand, therefore, if we conclude by saying that of this kit, the atomizer certainly represents the weak part.
Gen Kit is undoubtedly a high quality kit that can provide excellent performance at a competitive price. All the merit however is by the Gen mod of the Kit, which as we have seen can be considered a high-end product for the sector. Thanks to Gen, Vaporesso it makes vaping “high end” available to everyone.
Recommended to: Skilled and Hardcore vapers.
- In the Box - 8/108/10
- Design & Build Quality - 10/1010/10
- Ergonomics & Portability - 8/108/10
- Functions & Performances - 9.5/109.5/10
- Ease of use - 9/109/10
- Atom & Flavor - 6.5/106.5/10