Geekvape Aegis Legend Starter Kit Introduction
Geekvape is one of my go-to companies if I am looking for reliability and a well-made product. I currently own and still use the original Griffin, Tsunami, Medusa RDA and the Blitzen. These continue to be used because they are great and have outlasted many other products in terms of build quality. Geekvape for me is one of those companies that just stick to what works and do not go down the same route as some other companies and cut corners when it comes to quality and quality control. This is why they will always be considered when they bring out a new product.
I felt happy to review the Geekvape Aegis Legend Starter Kit and since one of the upgrades from the original was the fact it took dual 18650s I was keen to give it a whirl. The original is now 9 months old so this is about the right time for an upgraded version to come out. Bundled in with the mod is the Aero Mesh Tank which I was most pleased to see as I am a big fan of mesh coils in tanks right now!
Geekvape Aegis Legend Starter Kit Packaging List
Inside the box, you will find:
- Geekvape Aegis Legend Mod
- Geekvape Aero Mesh Tank
- Spare Coil
- Spare parts
- USB Lead (For charging and firmware upgrade)
- Warranty and QC cards
Everything that you would expect to find is included.
A Close Look at the Geekvape Aegis Legend Starter Kit
The Aegis Legend just looks class, in a different league to other box mods on the market. It really looks the part! I was sent the kit in the stealth black variant. It is also available in 4 other colour options. Personally, this was my favourite of the 5 options, I am not a fan of the brown leather look on the silver original and that has made an appearance with this one also. The Aegis packs some impressive stats as you can see below.
Aegis Legend MOD
- Size: 90.5 x 58 x 30.6mm
- MAX power output: 200W
- Output mode: VW/VPC/TC/TCR/BYPASS/VPC
- Resistance range: 0.05-3.0ohm
- Material: Aluminum + Zinc alloy + silicone
- Battery: 2x 18650 cells (not included)
- Temperature Range: 100-315℃/200-600℉
- Level: IP67 waterproof and dustproof; MIL-STD 810G-516.6 military grade shockproof
The Aegis Legend straight out of the box feels comfortable to hold. Despite it being a little bigger than its predecessor it is extremely ergonomic in the hand. The leather grip piece adding comfort to the mod rather than just being there for looks. As you can see from the specs it is claimed that the mod is waterproof, shockproof and dustproof. I loved watching reviewers like The Devil Vaper and Vaping With Vic putting the original through torture to test these claims out. I did notice a disclaimer on the box about warranty being void if the damage is caused by liquid. Water is a liquid if there was any way that this did, in fact, damage the mod I would have thought that it should have been covered. I did reach out to Geekvape for confirmation but as yet have not had a reply.
Even Closer Look
Starting at the top of the mod. Right up top as you would expect, you will find the most central 510 connection. This is spring loaded and has a fair bit of play. To the left, you will see a small rubber covering that seals up the USB port, which is used for charging and firmware upgrades. Down the left side almost from top to bottom is a sleek plastic covering that surrounds the buttons and covers the screen. At the top of this side is the fire button, used also to power on and access the mode control system. Below is the screen which is of an average size but does contain all the information that you need in an easily readable font. Plus its a full-colour display with 3 colour variations to choose from. Below are the up and down buttons which control the various modes and when used in conjunction with each other or the fire button perform other functions too.
- Down or Up + Fire = Enter display brightness – Keep holding fire and press up and down to go between 0%-100% brightness. I did not notice much difference above 15% in normal conditions
- Up+Down together locks the wattage/temp, press them again to unlock
- Up+Down+Fire puts into stealth mode, the screen remains slightly illuminated but is blank. Press all three again to resume normal display.
- Click Fire 3X fast enters the mode selection, indicated by the mode becoming highlighted. Up and down cycles the modes. Hold fire to confirm and select.
- Click Fire 5x fast to turn on and off.
Simple enough to operate and still enough options to have a play around with. Continuing with the look around. The base is where you will find the battery door. Constructed of 40hrc carbon steel this thing feels like it is a door to a vault! A sliding latch secures the door into the body. Continuing up the right side is the leather grip which looks and feels great. Red stitching compliments this design well. The front and back are partially the leather handgrip and an aluminium frame and silicone body covering. One thing I did notice is that not all micro USB leads fit, this is due to the shape of the cut out for the wire to go into. The included one fits perfectly. Mostly all you should be using the USB port for in any case is to perform firmware updates. Charging is recommended to be carried out externally.
Aero SubOhm Tank
The Aero mesh tank that comes with the kit is an impressive little tank. With a 5.5ml capacity when using the bubble glass. The mesh coils that come preinstalled give a fantastic amount of flavour and nice dense vapour production as I would expect from a mesh stock coil. Rated at 0.2ohm I was using the mesh coil with no issues at 70-80w and thoroughly enjoyed it. Coil life was around 3 weeks which is towards the longer end of the scale for a stock coil. However, with the included 0.15 quad coil I found the vaping experience a little dry and a little disappointing. That said its good to have variety as some people may not like the mesh coil. The quad coil for me also seemed more restrictive in terms of airflow. Another point worth mentioning is that the mesh coil also fits the Smok TFV8 baby tank which would be a massive upgrade for it in terms of coil!
- Diameter: 25mm
- Capacity: 4ml
- Coil Type: Super Mesh 0.2ohm (30-90w); IM4 0.15ohm (60-80w)
- Thread: 510 thread
- Aero Tank (with 0.2ohm super mesh coil)
- Extra 0.15ohm IM4 coil
- Spare parts pack
- Spare glass tube
- User manual
Geekvape Aegis Legend Starter Kit Final Thoughts
I have been using the Aegis Legend non-stop since first getting it through for review. I have found it to be incredibly user-friendly. As well as being ergonomic in the hand it is not too heavy. Especially when you consider all of the materials that have gone into this mod. I did not put it to any of the stress tests to test its shockproofing or waterproofing but I know that there will be reviewers out there that will do this in their own way over on Youtube. I am also aware that Mooch has also carried out his own testing to confirm all of the claims. That was good enough for me.
The AS chip gives a great deal of satisfaction when it comes to using the mod. Firing is fast and I even found myself enjoying temp control for a change. Everything was just so smooth! Do I feel that this is a good upgrade to the original Aegis? Yes, in many ways it is. It just feels a little better in the hand than the original and dual 18650 is a must for me. Though dual 20700 would be amazing!
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