Vaporesso have been on a bit of a roll lately and have really stepped up to become one of the premier manufacturers in China. The Gen Kit is a stunning twin 18650 box mod paired with the latest Skrr-S tank. It comes in 4 colours, silver, blue and black fade, red and black fade and plain black. The Vaporesso Gen is powered by the all new AXON Chip, that offers some new and interesting modes that I’m looking forward to trying.
The Gen Kit is one of the nicest looking devices I’ve seen for a while. It’s a classic box mod set up with a very classy look. Inside the box we get the Gen mod and a new version of the Skrr tank called the Skrr-S. There 2 different coils included, a 0.15ohm QF Strip Coil pre-installed and a spare 0.2ohm QF Mesh coil. We also get a good quality USB cable, a user manual/start up guide, as well as a spare glass and O-rings for the tank. When you first pick up the Gen mod it’s a surprise how light it is. Without batteries inside it’s only just over 100g which is incredible for a dual 18650 mod that also feels extremely robust and well made.
It’s no doubt constructed of some kind of space age materials. The Gen mod is around 93mm tall, 53mm wide and just under 27mm deep at its widest point, so you could use tanks and RDAs up to 26mm without any over hang. The mod is powered by Vaporesso’s new AXON Chip. It has a very easy to use and intuitive menu system with a lot of modes and features.
Variable wattage, variable voltage, TC, bypass are all present and correct but we also have something called pulse mode which sends power to the coil in quick pulses and is supposed to give a smooth and stable vaping experience.
There’s also memory settings, display and locking options. The key thing is while there is a lot of options, the menu is very easy to navigate and simple to use and understand. With up to 220w of power there’s more than enough for the supplied coils and likely anything else you might decide to put on top too. I really like the screen, it’s not colour or fancy but it’s crystal clear and easy to see even out in the sun.
I’ve used the original Skrr tank before where I was highly impressed with the QF coils and the same applies here. The Skrr-S is a similar design, it has a screw threaded top fill and a single large kidney bean shaped fill hole. It’s a 2ml tank here in the UK but there is a bubble glass available that you can pick up separately. It’s around 26mm wide and looks great on top of the Gen mod. There’s a lot of airflow available, which can be dialed back a bit with the air flow control ring.
The flavour is excellent, which in most part is down to the coils. Sub-ohm tanks are all starting to feel very similar these days. When they come with great coils it’s what makes all the difference. Both coils were very similar in vaping experience. The one you prefer will largely come down to personal taste. There’s also the option to use Vaporesso GT coils if there’s a coil in that range that you prefer. Overall the Skrr-S is a well designed and well machined tank. There’s really nothing to complain about. In the few weeks I’ve been using it there’s been no leaking and no issues to speak of.
We haven’t seen too many really good dual 18650 mods this year, with trends moving towards smaller and simpler devices, so I think this could be what a lot of people will have been waiting for. The Gen mod is the real star of this kit and can also be bought on its own, but if you buy the kit you get the Skrr-S for under £10 which is a great deal. The Gen Kit feels like a step up in quality and I think it looks fantastic.
The textured panels feel lovely to hold. While it’s not a small device, its lighter weight stops it being impractical. The menu system is one of the best I’ve seen which makes trying out different modes simple and fun rather than frustrating. When the Gen reaches around 40% battery life, it will ask you if you want to enter Eco mode. If you say yes then the device will adjust the settings to provide as much battery life as possible with your coil. It’s a handy feature when you aren’t sure when you’ll be able to charge next. There’s a lot of little touches that make this kit stand out and for under £65 I think it’s great value.