Name: Gen S (Vaporesso) – Kit with NRG-S Tank atomizer – Kit received by the manufacturer
Format: Dual 18650 battery with head coil atomizer
Max Power: 220 Watt
Colors: Lime green, Cherry pink, Matte gray, Midnight blue, Rose gold, Silver, Black, Gold, Black red, Black blue, Black green, Black purple
Price: ~ € 55
Vaporesso presents the Gen S Kit, the updated version of the Gen mod with a new tank
After the great success with the Gen kit (we told you about it last September), Vaporesso launches Gen S kit and combines its most powerful mod with the NRG-S atomizer that replaces the previous SKRR-S tank. Gen S is a dual battery mod that exactly like the previous model is managed by the Axon chipset.
Let’s start to observe together the contents of the package of this kit created for sub-ohm lovers.
IN THE BOX
1 x GEN S Mod
1 x NRG-S Tank (8ml)
1 x GT Meshed coil 0.18 ohm (pre-installed)
1 x GT4 Meshed coil 0.15 ohm
1 x Spare glass tube (5ml)
4 x O-ring
1 x USB cable
1 x Warranty card
1 x User manual
DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY
Vaporesso has always distinguished itself as a manufacturer of cutting-edge hardware both in terms of technological innovation and in terms of purely aesthetic. In 2019 the Gen mod had impressed us very positively both from a qualitative point of view and also for its design. The Gen S in the sign of continuity retains all the characteristics of its older sister and looks like a twin model of the Gen, with clean, essential and minimal lines, with a modern, sober and elegant appearance.
The Gen S mod conveys a feeling of high build quality, thanks to the perfect combination of its solidity and its extreme lightness. The feeling in the hands is one of a kind, thanks to a zinc alloy shell and a 4-layer coating, which gives a rubberized, smooth and incredibly comfortable feeling to the touch; in addition, the outermost layer is declared scratch resistant and fireproof. Always talking about the constructive goodness of Gen S, it must be said that we haven’t found any problems with the 510 attachment, as well as very well made and without any slight lateral movement appeared the four buttons it is equipped with. Finally, the battery compartment door is also very well made, which can be accessed with the aid of a small notch at the Vaporesso logo. The two magnets on the flap are large and resistant.
The NRG-S tank combined with the mod appears imposing, massive and rather heavy. Although we are in the presence of an atomizer with no big aesthetic novelty, it certainly seems to us equipped with a better build quality than the previous SKRR-S tank.
ERGONOMICS AND PORTABILITY
Although it is a dual battery and therefore a box that cannot be defined as small, the Gen S mod is an extremely ergonomic product and its slightly rounded lines and rounded corners allow a solid grip and good handling. Perfectly positioned and easily accessible for anyone, the large and comfortable fire button also appears, as well as the three function keys and the display (not very large but very clear).
If we consider that we are dealing with a kit for a sub-ohm vape that as is well known requires high delivery powers and generous capacity, then we can believe that this kit is still equipped with good portability despite its about 275 grams of overall weight. In our opinion an acceptable weight for anyone who wants to carry a device for big power and big clouds.
FUNCTIONS & PERFORMANCES
The Gen S mod is a dual battery box (18650) capable of delivering up to 220 Watts of power. The device has a USB port which, according to the manufacturer’s indications, would be able to recharge the batteries in just 60 minutes thanks to a fast charge of 2.5 A. We tested this fast charge and actually the time it takes to complete the cycle charging time was around 100 minutes. As always, however, we recommend that you prefer a desktop battery charger to recharge your 18650 batteries.
The device has the same dimensions as the Gen mod and measures 93.5 mm in height, 53 mm in width and has a thickness of 27 mm and, like its older sister, has an empty weight of only 107 grams which becomes about 203 with the two batteries. Vaporesso also confirmed the Axon Chip circuit on this new version of the Gen, which we have already seen to be really rich in functions and above all very intuitive. The 0.9 “OLED display is bright and well readable and shows all the information that can be used by the vaper to better manage its vape. Commendable and very useful in our opinion the solution of the battery charge level indicator, showing a battery icon and the remaining charge level expressed as a percentage.
The box turns on/off with the canonical sequence of 5 close clicks of the fire button while with 3 close clicks of the same button the function key lock is enabled/disabled.
It has been said that the Axon circuit is provided with numerous functions; it is accessed by pressing the central key button quickly 3 times. Inside the “DIY MODE” menu there are all the more traditional modes available on a vape mod (variwatt mode, varivolt, temperature control, customized wattage curve, bypass mode). Also in this circumstance it seems right to dwell on the most interesting aspects of the chipset already described in the review of the Gen kit:
- PULSE MODE – this function provides acceleration to delivery every 0.02 seconds, providing a constant hit and greater power to the vape for the entire delivery interval;
- POWER ECO – is a function that, if activated, prolongs the life of the batteries;
- SMART TC – is the “intelligent” function of the temperature control 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 actual effectiveness. The PULSE MODE for example really provides a powerful vape for the entire time interval of the delivery; as well as the POWER ECO function which from our tests seemed able to increase the longevity of the batteries by about 10%.
Vaporesso Gen S performs very well just like the previous model and its performance is first-class while maintaining an absolutely competitive price.
EASE OF USE
Acting and interacting with the Axon circuit is extremely easy. In addition to the power button, there are three function keys below the display, a system that considerably simplifies the settings of the box functions. The central button allows you to access the settings menu and confirm each choice made. With the “+” and “-” buttons instead you can move between the many menu items. All very easy and intuitive.
NRG-S Tank – FLAVOR
In this Kit, the NRG-S tank atomizer has been combined with the Gen mod. It is a rather massive atomizer with a diameter of 25 mm at the base and 30 mm at the bubble glass; the height is 52 mm 510 pin excluded. The tank has a capacity of 8ml with bubble glass and 5ml with standard glass (2ml in the TPD version). The NRG-S atomizer mounts the Vaporesso coils GT Core series which can currently boast 8 different types of coils; in this kit are provided a 0.18 ohm GT Meshed coil (50-85 watt vaping range) and a 0.15 ohm GT4 Meshed coil (50-75 watt).
The NRG-S, like all the latest generation tanks, can be refilled from above simply by exerting a slight pressure on the arrow on the top cap. The refill slot is more than generous and designed for any type of e-liquid bottle. At the base of the tank there is a ring for adjusting the air which has a double slot (with limit switch and completely partializable) with dimensions of 12 x 2.6 mm. The supplied drip tip is in delrin with 510 connection and has an inlet hole with a diameter of about 6.6 mm while at the outlet the hole extends to a diameter of about 12.5 mm.
Although the GT series coils all have a rather stocky appearance (they are low and wide), we did not encounter any difficulties in replacing the coil with this tank; simply unscrew the base of the atom and then unscrew the coil from the base itself to replace it with a new one.
The various vaping tests carried out with this NRG-S tank made us observe with pleasure the excellent technical performance of this tank (no problem of leaks and condensation), combined with an always fat and aromatically convincing vapor. Vaporesso with the NRG-S tank takes a decisive step forward in terms of aromatic performance compared to the SKRR-S tank and the two GT coils supplied, plus the 0.2 ohm GT6 coil (range 40-100 watts) kindly supplied to us from the manufacturer, they all turned out to be up to the situation, returning a top-of-the-range flavor for sub-ohm vape. A godsend for lovers of sweet, fatty liquids with crazy clouds.
If in the Gen kit the sore point was represented by the SKRR-S tank, with Gen S and thanks to the excellent NRG-S tank, Vaporesso packs a kit for direct to lung vaping with excellent performance in all senses and at a price as always competitive. Gen S and NRG-S tank a winning combination.
Recommended to: Skilled and Hardcore vapers.