VAPORESSO REVENGER X KIT REVIEW

FIRST IMPRESSION OUT OF THE BOX:

When I first received this box, the first thing I thought was, ‘okay, I reviewed this thing already’. Turns out, Vaporesso has come out with a new and improved version of the Revenger kit. While the Revenger was a really good mod, it did have its issues. Hopefully, Vaporesso has addressed most of those issues on this rendition.

Vaporesso Revenger X Kit Review

It looks almost the same as the original Revenger but the only thing that’s different is there are no buttons on the face of the mod. Everything else is pretty much the same except the missing plus/minus buttons and the menu button. They are in fact there but not in traditional button form. Let’s load some batteries into this kit and figure it out together.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX:

  • 1x Revenger X MOD
  • 1x NRG Tank/ NRG Mini Tank (TPD Edition)
  • 1x GT4 Core (Pre-installed)
  • 1x GT8 0.15ohm Core
  • 1x Vaporesso USB Cable
  • 1x Replacement Glass Tube
  • 1x User Manual

Vaporesso Revenger X Kit Review

FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:

THE MOD:

Starting off at the top, we have a center mounted, gold plated, 510 pin. Vaporesso always uses high quality 510’s and this mod is no different. The threading around the 510 pin is stainless steel and smooth. There is a little metallic ring around the 510, but I really wouldn’t call it a platform. Love the fact that Vaporesso is one of the few companies that listens to its customers and provides mods with center mounted 510’s. It has a short throw to it and it is very stiff. So far though, all of my atomizers have sat flush on this mod. The Revenger X will hold a 25mm tank with no overhang. You actually may be able to fit a 26 mm tank with no overhang.

Vaporesso Revenger X Kit Review

The mod itself has a gunmetal finish around the edges and a glass-like look to it. Mine is gunmetal and black. There is a black plastic piece that goes around the whole center of the mod. If the screen is facing you, on the right side of the mod, we do have the fire button. The fire button is rectangular in shape with curved edges to it. It is raised quite a bit from the body of the mod. It is clicky and big with an almost lever-like look to it. When you do use it, you do have to push it towards the top of the button. If you push it on the lower part of the button, it is difficult to fire. The fire button is very comfortable to use and I am enjoying the overall form factor of the Revenger X.

Vaporesso Revenger X Kit Review

With the screen of the mod facing you, the left side of the mod is pretty much blank. On the bottom of the mod, there is some battery venting. There are four holes on each side for a total of 8. On the backside of the mod is where the battery door is located. If the battery door is facing you, on the left side of the mod, there is a little cut out for you to be able to get a fingernail in there to lift the battery door off the mod. This battery door is extremely solid and it is held in place with 3 strong magnets. The battery door does not wiggle or move in any way, shape, or form. The batteries in the battery tray are in there pretty good as well. I have experienced no battery or battery door rattle on the Revenger X Kit.

On the exterior of the battery door, there is some Revenger branding on the top of the door. On the bottom of the exterior door, there is some Vaporesso branding. Just like the front of the mod, the battery door has a very sleek look to it. It’s a glassy, glossy look that is a true fingerprint magnet. Even though it is a fingerprint magnet, this is one futuristic, sleek-looking mod. It is basically the shape of a rectangle but the edges are all curved and contoured to make sure it fits in your hand beautifully.

Vaporesso Revenger X Kit Review

The interior of the battery door has three strong magnets that coincide with 3 magnets on the battery tray. The one thing I wish Vaporesso did on the battery door was provide some sort of strip of insulation. As the battery door is now, it is all metal and that’s really not a good thing if you have some sort of tear in one of your wraps. For the sake of safety, it would have been nice if they put some type of insulator piece on the interior of the battery door.

The battery tray is extremely clean. It is held in place by 4 Phillips head screws. There are ten board venting holes near the top of the battery tray. This battery tray does not have a battery strap to it but to be honest, there really is no need for it. The batteries are exposed about a quarter of the way out, once the battery door is off. It is very easy to grip your battery from the bottom contacts, push up and slide your battery out. The battery tray has clear battery orientation markings inside of it.

On the bottom of the battery tray, the contacts are gold plated and button style. On the top of the battery tray, the contacts are spring loaded and gold plated. If the battery tray is facing you, the left battery goes in positive side down and the right battery goes in negative side down. The best way to install the batteries is to put the tops of them in first and push up against the spring loaded battery contact. This gives you enough space for the bottom of your battery to slide in rather easily. Once the batteries are installed, the mod will give you some haptic feedback to let you know that they are in there correctly.

Vaporesso Revenger X Kit Review

On the front side of the mod is where we have the .96 inch Revenger X screen. The funny thing is with the mod turned off, sometimes it can actually be hard to tell which side is the battery door and which side is the screen. Of course, the side with the screen is the one with the USB port towards the bottom of the mod. The USB port will charge your dual 18650s at 2 amps. It is also used for firmware upgrades.

On the top side of the screen, there is also some Revenger branding. Right below the Revenger branding is the OLED screen. On the screen, you will be able to see your battery life with two separate battery meters, mode, preheat, screen locked or unlocked, resistance, voltage, wattage, and a puff counter with the total amount of puffs and seconds of the last pull. The screen is bright and vivid. You can control the brightness of the screen in the menu system. Outdoors in daylight conditions, the mod does rather well. Unfortunately, it is in dark indoor conditions where this screen suffers. I will cover that when we go over the buttons.

Vaporesso Revenger X Kit Review

Right below the screen on the Revenger X, we have the plus and minus button as well as the menu button. The plus and minus buttons on this mod are a little different than most. For all intents and purposes, the buttons are touch screen buttons. They have a haptic feedback to them and in dark conditions, it can be extremely difficult to see them. Most of you know that I am a bartender by trade. I’ve been using this mod a lot but because of the limitations when it comes to being able to see the buttons in low light conditions, I have not been able to use this mod at work. Most bars have a low lighting to begin with and this mod is almost impossible to see in those types of conditions. Not the screen itself but the actual buttons. Vaporesso made the buttons the same color as the screen with no back lighting to them.

On the right of the screen, you will see an arrow pointing towards the right, that is your plus button. On the left of the screen, you will see an arrow pointing towards the left, that is your minus button. In between the two buttons, slightly above the USB port, you will see a gear symbol. That is your menu button. All three of the buttons are basically the same color as the glass. If you are not in lighted room, they are extremely difficult to see. They do work rather well but you have to be able to see them first.

The screen on the Revenger X does have an automatic locking feature to it. Since this is a touchscreen, as soon as you hit the fire button, it locks up all of the other buttons. This way, you are not adjusting the mod inadvertently while you’re vaping. It’s absolutely pure genius and it works really well on this mod. In order to get to your adjustments, you have to click the fire button 3 times to unlock the screen. Simple, and extremely effective. When the screen goes into sleep mode, the Revenger X will display a beautiful clock. I love this feature and I love mods that have clock faces in sleep mode. I think it’s just an awesome addition to an already beautiful mod and I wish more mod manufacturers would do it.

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THE TANK:

The tank included in the kit is the Vaporesso NRG tank. It is the same exact tank that comes in the original Revenger kit with one difference. This tank does not have the spit back guard on the stock drip tip. The tank is very reminiscent of the Smok Big Baby Beast. That is what it reminds me of when I look at it.

Vaporesso Revenger X Kit Review

The drip tip is made of delrin. There is only one drip tip in the kit but there is also a 510 drip tip adapter. So you can run all of your traditional 510 drip tips. The stock drip tip is a wide chuff cap style drip tip. It also has o’rings around it even though it is an 810 style drip tip. The drip tip is nice and comfortable. All my Smok Beast line drip tips do fit on my NRG tank.

Vaporesso Revenger X Kit Review

The top cap is a slider-style top cap. There is an arrow indicator on one side of the top cap. Simply push the top cap towards the arrow and the top cap slides up and slightly to the left. This will reveal one kidney bean-shaped fill port with a gasket around it. The fill port is a decent size but it could get a little messy with a bullnose type of juice bottle. Droppers and needle nose bottles will have no problem at all. The tank will hold 5 mls of juice.

Vaporesso Revenger X Kit Review

The chimney on the NRG tank is a wide bore chimney and it is very short. It screws directly into the top of the coil head. So, the vapor does not have a long way to travel before it hits the vapers mouth. I’m sure this contributes to the excellent flavor the NRG tank is capable of.

Vaporesso Revenger X Kit Review

The base of the NRG tank is a screw-in style base. In other words, you screw your coil heads directly into the base of the NRG tank. The threading on the inside of the base is very smooth and all of the coils have fit into the base securely with no leaking. Around the exterior of the base, there are two air slots.

This is a pretty airy tank and again I would compare the airflow to the Smok Big Baby Beast tank. The AFC has a smooth action to it and stoppers on both ends. One of the innovative things Vaporesso did with the base of the NRG tank was that they made it out of Delrin. I like that Vaporesso tried something different with the base and to be honest, it actually works very well. The Delrin base of the NRG tank definitely helps lessen the effect of heat transferring between the mod and tank. On the bottom of the base, there is some NRG branding. There is also a non-adjustable 510 pin with some smooth threading done in stainless steel.

THE COILS:

Because I received a very early pre-release version of this kit, I only received one coil in my kit. I have spoken to Vaporesso about this and they ensured me that the two coils that I listed in this review will indeed be included in your kit.

Vaporesso Revenger X Kit Review

The coil I was sent is the Vaporesso GT8 coil. This is a .15 ohm coil with a rating of 50 to 110 Watts. Vaporesso says that this coil is best between 60 and 80 Watts. I tend to run this coil right around 85 Watts. I have vaped it at 110 watts and it does do a fine job of keeping up especially while chain vaping. I just find that at 110 watts, it’s a little too warm for my liking. The overall quality of the coil is just fantastic. I get a really great, flavorful, saturated, cloudy vape from this coil at 85 Watts. That is exactly where I like to be with this coil and how I like to vape.

Vaporesso Revenger X Kit Review

While Vaporesso has developed a nice family coils for this tank, this tank is also compatible with Smok Baby Beast coils. In my book, that’s a definite plus. I really do like when manufacturers come out with tanks that are capable of using other coil systems. I think the more varieties that we are offered, the better off we are as a community. I take my hat off to Vaporesso with doing that. They do have five coils available for this tank in their own family of coils. Combine that with all of the Smok Baby Beast compatible coils on the market and you have yourself quite a few choices as far as coils go for the NRG tank.

THE LOOK, FEEL, AND GENERAL AESTHETICS OF THE MOD:

As most of you know, from reading my original Revenger kit review, I love the look of this kit. I just think it has a unique look in a very competitive subcategory. I like the glossy look of it and the smooth texture of the mod. It looks like it’s made out of glass. I also like the form factor on it. It’s not just your run of the mill box. It has curves and contours around the edges and corners that give it a very comfortable feel when it is in your hands. Just a fantastic job by Vaporesso. While I do like the overall look of the mod, I really wish they would have done something different with the buttons. It is an improvement over the original Revenger kit, because of the increased functionality, but not being able to see the plus/minus buttons as well as the menu button in dark conditions is a definite con.

Vaporesso Revenger X Kit Review

The good news is, Vaporesso seems to be listening to their customer base because they corrected a lot of things on this mod that were wrong with the original Revenger kit. Hopefully, they’ll listen when it comes to the buttons and either use a different color on the touch screen buttons or some sort of background lighting on them. I think that would easily solve that problem. Big props to Vaporesso for taking the constructive criticism on the original Revenger kit and more importantly, actually acting on it. Nice job, Vaporesso. The Revenger X kit comes in blue, red, green, black, and rainbow.

THE BOARD:

The chipset inside the Revenger X kit is a proprietary Vaporesso chipset. It is the new Omni board version 2.2. This is a really good board as far as accuracy and TC go. It does have a full temperature control suite. It will TC Ni, Ti, SS. There is a TCR function for all of your custom wires with 2 presets. It even has a variable wattage curve feature.

This board also has a feature that I really like. It has its own Smart Mode. What that means is, if you turn the smart mode on, every time you attach a new atomizer, it will read the resistance automatically and give you a suggested wattage to run that atomizer at. I think that is a fantastic feature for new vapers. Most of these new vapers that are starting off have no idea where to start when it comes to resistance and the wattage that they should run. This feature on this board, gives those new vapers a great starting point. It does err a little on the conservative side but that’s okay. You have the ability to turn it up or down from that point. I also like the fact that you can turn this feature off on the mod. I know a lot of experienced vapers may find it annoying, so to be able to turn it off is a definite plus.

Vaporesso Revenger X Kit Review

For the real experienced users, it even has a bypass mode so you can run the mod like a Mech mod. There is also a wattage curve feature. Personally, I haven’t really gotten into the whole wattage curve thing. For the purposes of this review, I did test it out and it does work beautifully. I know that a lot of vapers are really getting into the wattage curve features on a lot of the new mods that are coming out. For me, it’s just not my thing. I would just rather run the board in TC mode. Basically, this board has something for everyone from the TC vaper, to the newbie, to the diehard power mode users, to the wattage curve vapers and the experienced Mech mod users. Plenty of options for everyone.

Vaporesso claims that the mod is capable of firing as low as 5 watts and as high as 220 Watts. We will test that out a little later. The Revenger X kit has a temperature control range of 200 degrees to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. The screen has a 16-tier brightness adjustment to it and the mod includes a haptic feedback motor.

THE MENU SYSTEM:

The menu system on this mod is just beautiful. Vaporesso really did an awesome job of taking the feedback that they received on the original Revenger kit and basically going back to the drawing board. They have fixed everything that was wrong with the original kit. The original Revenger had an archaic menu system. Especially, if you factor in the fact that it has its own separate menu button. When you include a button like that, it should make the clicks much easier and the menu system should be much more intuitive. That was nowhere near the case with the original Revenger kit. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good mod but the menu system absolutely ruined it. Vaporesso listened to all of their customers and they came up with a winner here as far as the menu system goes.

The menu system on their Revenger X is basically as simple as it gets. First of all, the screen automatically locks when you hit the fire button. On a touchscreen, that is an awesome feature to have so you do not inadvertently make adjustments while you are vaping. In order to unlock the screen, you simply click the fire button 3 times. Once you do that, you are free to make any adjustments you would like.

With the screen unlocked, if you want to adjust your wattage or temperature, all you have to do is hit the menu button and the main menu comes up on the screen. Once the main menu is on the screen, you use your plus and minus buttons to scroll through your choices. When your choice is highlighted, you simply hit the menu button and make whatever adjustments you feel you need to make. That’s the whole menu system in a nutshell. It’s very easy and it is extremely intuitive.

HOW DOES IT VAPE?

The Vaporesso Omni board has received a lot of praise and rightfully so. It’s a very good board. It is very accurate in TC and in power mode, it is accurate up to a certain point. As you all know, one of my pet peeves is I hate when companies over rate their mods. Most of us know that a dual 18650 mod is just not capable of doing 220 watts. If it is, it can only do it for a few pulls. I did test the Revenger X kit against my triple battery DNA mod. As with most dual 18650 mods, it did not feel anywhere close to how the DNA felt at 220 watts. I would say, this mod maxes out at around 175 watts, at best. Again, I just wish companies would put honest wattages on their packaging. It’s not like I’m going to choose one mod over the other because it does 20 or 30 more watts than another mod. That’s not the way I make my decision when I buy a mod and I’m sure that’s not the way most vapers make their buying decisions.

All that being said, power mode up to 170 watts is accurate as far as I’m concerned. The Revenger X is very accurate in TC mode and I love the different preheats that they give you in both power and TC mode. I find myself using those preheats a lot in order to push some of my bigger coils. The Revenger X has 3 preheat settings. The choice is soft, normal, and hard. Most of the times, I am running in normal mode but I do find the hard preheat useful when I am pushing some big, fat coils.

Overall, the vape quality on this kit is just fantastic. I love the board and I think, the tank is really good as well. Even though I only received one coil in my kit, I’m glad that they sent me the GT8 coil because out of all the coils that I have tried from Vaporesso, that one is by far my favorite. It’s a really solid performing mod with a very solid tank. Combine the two and that makes this a really sweet kit.

WHAT WOULD MAKE IT BETTER:

  • Backlit Or Colored Buttons

There is really not a lot wrong with this kit. I think Vaporesso did a bang up job on it. Especially when you compare it to the original Revenger Kit. They took everything that was wrong with that kit and basically fixed it. Good for you, Vaporesso. The one place where I think that they dropped the ball just a little bit is with the touch screen buttons. If you are in a dark room, they are impossible to see. Vaporesso, if you are reading this, do something with these buttons. Either put a light behind them or put some type of different color on them, something to make them more visible. Anything other than a lit room and you are going to have a hard time seeing those buttons. They do work well. I have had no issues with the buttons except for the fact that I can’t see them in low light conditions. Fix that Vaporesso, and you are going to have one very hard to beat mod in an extremely competitive subcategory.

CONCLUSION:

If you’re a fan of the original Revenger kit but that archaic menu system turned you off, then you are just going to absolutely love what they did with the Revenger X kit. This thing is absolutely everything the original Revenger kit should have been. It is extremely easy to use, it looks fantastic, you have a centered 510, and the menu system is easy and intuitive. What more does somebody want from a kit? This is it, this is just an all-around great kit. It’s great for the newbies out there that may not know where to start off. If you are a new vaper, then buy yourself this kit and turn on Smart Mode. It’s great for the experienced users because it has enough bells and whistles to keep them happy. It’s just an overall solid performer. DeucesJack approved for sure, especially if you’re a fan of the original Revenger kit. This one blows the original out of the water.

Now It’s Available :

Vaporesso Revenger X 220W Kit with 5ml NRG Tank

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