VooPoo the company with the funny name but also incredible products recently launched a new lightweight line of devices aimed at the outdoors crowd and the first in the series to drop is a new subohm kit called the Argus GT. It’s a dual battery kit that takes a near 360 design change from the DRAG series that made them famous but doesn’t appear to cut any corners on when it comes to its design. Here are my honest thoughts on the new Argus GT kit from VooPoo.
|Argus GT device
|PnP Pod Tank 4.5ml
|PnP-VM5 0.2ohm coil
|PnP-VM6 0.15ohm coil
Listed features and specs:
|Stainless steel a+ PCTG
|Leather + Zinc Alloy
|Dual 18650(not included)
Packaging and contents:
The kit comes packed in one of the coolest boxes I’ve received for a regular retail device. It’s basically a hard black plastic box with a locking clip that’s reminiscent of one of those pelican type cases people use for cameras and things like that. Just opening the box gives it an exclusive and premium feel. In the kit you get the Augus GT device, an Argus 4.5ml PnP tank, two PnP mesh coils, a USB Type-C cable for charging and a user manual. While you don’t get any real extras in the kit I’d be tempted to buy this thing just for the badass case it comes in. It’s available in Carbon Fiber, Vintage Grey, Dark Blue, Black&Red and Black&Blue which is the one I got.
The Argus GT couldn’t look more different from the original DRAG series but does appear to take a few queues from the later DRAG X and S. It’s made with a combination of lightweight zinc-alloy and leather giving it a really comfortable and light feel in the hand feel. It’s got a very subtle black on black splash paint design that almost makes it look wet. The fit and finish reminds me a bit of the Geekvape Aegis mods with their leather backings but in a much slimmer and more refined form. It stands roughly 86mm tall, is 51.3mm wide and has 26.1mm overall thickness. At the top it’s got nice solid stainless steel 510 connection with a gold plated spring loaded 510 pin and will support atomizers up to 26mm without overhang. On the bottom end it’s got a sliding lock battery door and the device supports dual 18650 batteries. On one side it’s got a USB Type-C port that’s protected by a silicone plug and it charges at a rate of 5v/2A, not sure if it includes balance charging or not but so far it seems to work fine.
On the working face of the mod it’s got a squared off fire button, a fairly big and bright colour screen and a square rocker style up/down adjustment button. Everything feels solid, nice and clicky with no rattle. The screen looks modern and is full of useful information like current wattage, the mode, the resistance, voltage, a puff count and puff timer but will also display temp and the wire type if using temperature control. As for modes the device essentially has three, Smart, RBA and TC(Ni,Ti,SS) and you can switch between them by clicking the fire button three times. Smart mode automatically adjusts the wattage when connecting a new atomizer but will also let you fine tune, RBA mode lets you set the wattage directly while TC will obviously let you use temp control for either SS, TI or Ni. It also uses the usual five clicks to turn it on and off, pressing fire and down shows the device details while pressing fire and up locks the device. Powered by their Gene.TT chip it can fire up to 160W which is nice to see manufactures put in honest and reasonable limits on dual battery devices. It does have an ever so slightly annoying timeout so often when you pick it up it requires a double click to wake the device before you can fire it but to be fair it’s meant to save battery.
The tank that comes with the kit is almost more of a pod system as it comes in two separate parts, a metal magnetic base with an airflow control ring and then a PCTG plastic pod that snaps onto it with some rather strong magnets. The PCTG pod half uses plug and play coils and has a silicone plug for filling. The pod/tanks appears to be the exact same as the ones that came with the DRAG S and X and when tested work interchangeably. This new concept is actually really handy to use and works pretty much like a traditional tank but just a touch easier to manage and maintain. The tank base is 26mm in diameter but bulges out to accommodate the slightly larger tank. It’s nicely tapered so it doesn’t look out of place or anything and paired with the device it has a nice overall look.
The two coils that come with the kit are similar to the ones that came with the DRAG and with the kit you get a 0.2Ohm PnP-VM5 and a 0.15Ohm PnP-VM6 coil. Both coils are mesh based but the difference between the two is the density of the mesh. On the 0.15Ohm coil it’s a close hatched pattern with very small holes while the 0.2ohm coil has a honeycomb style mesh with significantly larger holes through it. The 0.2ohm coil is much more my speed and uses much less power but still gives a very satisfying and dense vape thanks to the mesh where the 0.15Ohm coil is much rowdier, warmer and power hungry but nevertheless full flavoured and capable of pushing some serious clouds. I can’t really complain about the flavour or performance of either and the fact that they are PnP just makes them all the more handy. Coil life as I always say will depend on what you’re vaping how much and how often but from my experience with them before I know I can easily get a week to two weeks plus of steady vaping from them before needing to be replaced.
I really enjoyed the DRAG S and with this new Argus GT I have to say it’s a very similar experience but with dual battery support. I really like where VooPoo is going with this new series and hope to see more of it. Unlike the DRAG series which I was a huge fan of the Argus GT is significantly lighter, slimmer and feels a bit more modern. The vape from the PnP tank and coils has been nothing short of fantastic and so far the only thing I’ve seen under the tanks has been a bit of condensation. I will mention though much like the DRAG S and X if any condensation or liquid does build up under the tank it could be a challenge cleaning it out. Overall though the Argus GT has impressed me with it’s updated interface, it’s beautiful design and not to mention it’s performance. I really had to stretch to find any cons at all so this one easily gets a thumbs up from me!