After spending a few weeks with the VooPoo Drag 2, it’s become my go-to mod, and I can’t leave home without it. There’s something about the minimalistic construction, bold design, and sheer power that just drew me in. I missed the boat when the original Drag launched, so when I saw that a new and improved version had come out, I had to order one.
My first big boy mod had been the SMOK Alien with the Baby Beast tank, but after a few happy years with it, I knew it was time to see what new mods were on the market. Don’t get me wrong, there was nothing wrong with my Alien and, except for a few drops and scratches, it worked fine, but you have to evolve as a person, and as a vaper as well.
This isn’t really a review, but more of a highlight of some of my favorite features — features that VooPoo, in all their wisdom, hasn’t marketed as much.
VooPoo Drag 2: 60 Second Video Review
#1: Case Construction
We have to talk about this case because it’s just so well made. The first thing that draws your eye to this case is the resin panel, which comes in a variety of swirling colors. I bought the Dawn version, but I had a hard time deciding which one to get. All the patterns look great, and the resin panel has a smooth finish that has a slight amount of grippiness to it.
Apart from adding to the aesthetics of the mod, the other panel hides the batteries The panel door comes off with ease, and it clicks back into place satisfyingly if you get it anywhere near the battery compartment. Some people don’t like how the big “DRAG” logo looks because it’s a bit overwrought, but I think it makes a statement. If I really cared about it, I might place a sticker on it like I’ve seen others do, but it’s fine with me.
The Drag 2 is smaller than its predecessor, but it’s still heavy in your hand without it being burdensome. The three buttons, one for firing and two for adjusting, are responsive with a slight clickiness, and that’s all you really need. Another small thing that I liked is the chamfered edges, which not only add to the appeal, but the mod feels more comfortable because of it.
If you want a flashy mod with a big screen, tons of buttons, and clashing colors and graphic design, the Drag isn’t for you. This mod is seemingly understated, but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s underpowered. If it isn’t obvious yet, VooPoo really took its time to design a worthy successor to the original Drag.
#2: Angled Finger Rest
This is a small thing, and most people won’t notice the difference it makes, but it needs its own section. I honestly wish that more manufacturers would add this to their mods.
On the top and bottom of the mod, opposite from each other, VooPoo added a 45-degree angled finger rest that makes all the difference when you’re vaping. If you’re holding the mod and firing with your thumb, you can rest your index finger on the rest, and it works in reverse as well. There’s just something that feels so right about this, and I can’t stop raving about it, but I’ll move on instead. You have to experience it to believe it.
#3: Understated Screen
Other mods these days have much bigger screens, and they do display important information, but this small screen conveys only what you need to know, which I really enjoy. A mod with more features and settings may need a bigger screen for easier navigation, but the Drag 2 doesn’t worry itself with that.
Battery levels, resistance, wattage, firing time, and voltage are the only things that the small, backlit screen displays. The two other modes have slight variations, but it essentially shows the same thing. VooPoo might have done this to cut costs, or maybe it was a conscious decision to keep the mod looking as minimal as possible, but in an industry ostensibly obsessed with screens crammed full of information, it’s refreshing to see a mod that focuses where it really matters.
The chip is the brain of this whole operation so I would be remiss if I didn’t at least make a few comments about it. The Gene Fit Chipset is incredibly responsive, and it begins firing as soon as you press the button. Pressing the button five times will turn it on or off; three times changes between modes.
As with most modern mods, the Drag 2 does have a Temperature Control Mode, but I haven’t used it at all so it would feel wrong to express any thoughts on it. However, I have used Fit Mode, which VooPoo has marketed heavily, and I really love the simplicity of it. Fit Mode has three variations: mode one focuses on saving your battery, mode two is all about the flavor, and mode three delivers big clouds.
Personally, I have found that modes one and two hit way too soft for my liking so I tend to not use those, but cloud mode is great. In cloud mode, the wattage ramps up slowly, which allows you to inhale an even bigger amount of vapor without destroying your throat in the process. It might just be me, but apart from the thicker clouds this mode promises, I have found that the hit tastes better as well — then again, it could be the placebo effect.
The Drag 2 isn’t the most feature-packed mod, but what little it does, it does well, and that’s all I can ask for.
#5: Big, Durable Tank
The 25mm UForce T2 tank is a powerhouse in its own right. The tank comes with a 5mL bubble glass pre-installed, and it vapes like a champ. It’s got three adjustable air slots on the bottom that delivers plenty of vapor, and closing down the air slots slightly produces a satisfying throat hit.
The UForce can take a punch. I recently dropped this mod from a coffee table, and I feared the worst, but when I looked down, it was completely fine. Sure, the batteries popped out of their enclosure, and the top-fill slider opened, which caused almost all the e-juice inside to leak out, but the glass remained intact and there were no visible scratches.
The Drag 2 also comes packaged with two great coils. The N3, which is not pre-installed, is a triple-core mesh coil that has an amazing flavor and thick clouds when compared to the other regular vape coils. This coil lasts a long time too — I’ve been vaping about a 5mL tank a day for almost two weeks and it still tastes great. This is one of the first mesh coils that I’ve used, and I don’t think I’ll be going back anytime soon if they’re this good and long-lasting.
(Another small thing I like about the tank is the 510 drip tip, which matches the design of the resin panel.)
It may be that I love the simple design, or that I prefer functionality over gimmicky features, but the Drag 2 checks off all my criteria for a great mod. From it’s need-to-know-only screen to its angled finger rest and mesmerizing resin swirl pattern, this mod is a keeper; the exception to the rule that says sequels are always worse than the original.
Posted by Alejandro on May 17th 2019