Introduction – The Sigelei Snowwolf 120W Vfeng Squonk Kit
Now, although the Sigelei Snowwolf VFeng name that appears first in this kit’s lengthy title, this is actually a Snowwolf brand product. Snowwolf, the brainchild of Asmodus and Sigelei’s owners, was a bone of contention between the brands a couple of years back in a battle which resulted in the brand being signed by Sigelei instead of Asmodus, as far as I can gauge.
Snowwolf is, therefore, the (US-based) daughter brand of Sigelei and the product up for review here can be found only on Snowwolf’s website, not Sigelei’s. Previous releases from the brand include the Vfeng S…a similar looking non-squonk mod and the Xfeng that was recently reviewed.
The brand has an impressive list of edgy styled, high powered devices that have been met with positive acclaim, in spite of the ups and downs we’ve seen in the past You-tube-review year for mother brand, Sigelei.
Now…this particular, single cell squonker boasts one very noticeable innovation, namely: dual squonk bottles which are advertised as being for ‘mixing flavours’ but of course, it means you can instantly swap flavours also.
The question is…is this just a novelty or will the idea catch on? I have my answer so read on to find out! This device was sent for the purposes of review, as always my thoughts are my own.
What’s In The Box
- 1 x Snowwolf Vfeng Squonk Mod
- 2 x 3ml Silicon BF bottles preloaded
- 1 x Snowwolf RDA
- User Manual and Warranty Card
- 1 x 18650 battery adaptor
- Size: 48.5x39x95mm
- Squonk bottle capacity: 3mlx2 (6ml in total)
- Display: 1.3inch TFT colour screen
- Wattage range: 10.0W-120W
- Temperature range: 100℃~300℃/212℉~572℉
- Voltage input: 3.2V~4.2V
- Voltage output: 1.0V-7.5V
- Battery support: 1×21700 /1×20700 /1×18650 (should be used with adaptor)
- Modes: POWER/Ti1/Ni200/304/316/317
- Resistance range: 0.05Ω-3.00Ω
- Coil supporting: Kanthal/Titanium/Ni200/SS(304/316/317)TCR(DIY)
- Charging support (Micro USB): DC 5V/2A
- Dual squonk bottles to mix flavours or easily change over
- Main Material: Zinc Allow
- Available in Blue, Black and Red
Build Quality & Design
VFeng Squonk Mod
Now…I’m a flash-machine so this mood definitely spoke to certain of my depths when I opened the white box packaging to reveal its towering, metallic red complexity. It mirrors the Vfeng 230W Mod by Snowwolf perfectly, though it features 2 silicon bottles at the sides, with a single battery squeezed into the space between them.
Let’s start at the top for those who aren’t familiar with the Vfeng 230W.
The zinc alloy chassis has quite an irregular shape to describe. A tall rectangular box, with the corners cut out when you look at it from above, so that each of the outermost surfaces of all four of the vertical sides take up only half of that side’s horizontal length (width)…if you catch my drift.
The colouring is two-tone, with a matte black plastic on the removable panels surrounding the squonk bottles, on the upper surface and the base where the battery door is.
The centralized 510 BF tank seating is silver SS, as are all the buttons on the mod, which include a big, thumb-sized and clicky, hexagonal fire button with the wolf’s head logo on it, which sits above the screen on the front panel, as well as the two irregular rectangle shaped adjustment buttons, far smaller and one above the other.
Below the screen and above the micro USB port (which charges only, no upgrades).
The BF 510 connection is gold plated and only very slightly springy…so an extended 510 pin on your RDA would probably see it not sitting flush with the top surface.
The included RDA, however, and the 5 RDA’s which I have fitted onto the device, all sat flush and looked the bizz. The good thing about the extreme height of this mod, together with the centralized tank seating, is the fact that most RDAs just look fantastic on it.
The length balances it out with smaller RDAs while the central situation leaves room for even the biggest tanks…dang, anything up to 28mm without overhang.
The massive, 1.3” TFT colour display is as bright and inclusive as can be, with readings for puff timer, battery life, mode, setting, puff counter, resistance and voltage.
The back of the mod is adorned with that massive SNOWWOLF cut-out brand, which doubles as battery ventilation and features a beautiful, punched metal sheet backing that looks damn cool! The LED’s behind the same branding on the normal Vfeng have been omitted for obvious reasons.
The little, removable black panels surrounding the squonk bottles are grip textured and have very prominent thumb tabs for removal, though I must say they are hardly necessary as the magnets are not particularly strong.
I’ve had to incidents of them coming off accidentally while handling the mod, which is something the brand needs to look into.
The little 3ml bottles, which reach up less than half the height of the mod, both feed into the same central tube which comes out the BF connection, so they can be squeezed in unison or separately.
Nice little bottles, just the perfect amount of give, not too soft or hard, with little screw on metal caps and silicon tubes. You won’t be able to use aftermarket bottles in this mod, I’m afraid.
The hinged battery door on the base of the mod accesses a single battery chamber, there is a clear marking on the inside of the door so you know how to insert your 18650 (with the adaptor that you’ll find already inside the mod, your 20700 or your 21700.
A 20700, by the way, can be used without an adaptor and I’ve encountered no battery rattle with the smaller of the to larger battery types, which is good.
The battery door is a bit of an issue, the hinge mechanism has only a single mm of give before swinging open and the magnets are inadequate to keep the doot in place if you are someone who always has your mod on your person, in your hands and on your lap. Hell, sometimes the door opens when you pick the mod up wrong.
At first, I thought there was a screen or power fault because the device seemed to switch itself on and off every now and then but I soon realized that I was opening and shutting the battery door from time to time without even realizing it.
It’s something I’m willing to forgive but I hope the brand will see to this issue on future Vfeng mods as I know it was an issue with the original mod in the series as well.
Snowwolf RDA Tank
The Snowwolf RDA shares the metallic finish of whatever colour you chose and mirrors the hexagonal design of the fire button, although the sides above it’s 2, huge, cyclops style, side airflow slots the sides have been rounded…see the pics.
The barrel is a thick SS affair that is continuous with the top cap. I like this design since movable top caps on an RDA often just get stuck, making airflow manipulation and removal difficult anyway.
There is a tall, thin-walled wide-bore Delrin drip tip and the o-ring is placed within the mouth of the top cap instead of on the driptip. I found that most of my alternative 810 driptips fitted it just fine.
First time removal of the barrel from the base is tricky but I found that just a dash of juice and it becomes easy to remove.
On removal, it becomes apparent that the design of the airflow ports and base walls mean that the airflow, when open, can only be adjusted by twisting the topcap/barrel to the right, otherwise the slot simply opens onto the area where your wick will be sitting…an odd design that takes getting used to, for sure…but on inspection I conclude that this is to provide access for your coiling tool when you are straightening your coils and is, therefore, a necessity.
The airflow slots slant up through the walls to reach your coils perfectly and the inside of the top cap is perfectly domed.
The deck is a neat, post-less, dual coil design with 4 screw bottom access and ample terminals for some nice beefy coils.
How DoesThe Snowwolf Vfeng Squonk Kit Perform?
I’ve mentioned the issues with the magnets on all the removable panels and the battery door…that’s not exactly a deal breaker for me personally but it means you have to be fairly careful when handling the mod.
The buttons on the mod are extremely responsive and I must say, the screen and interface are awesome. I enjoyed above average user-friendliness when it came to accessing mode settings and navigating the nice pictorial display menus. Snowwolf really did a good job there.
I didn’t however, enjoy using the temp control on this mod and was not happy when I found myself unable to adjust the wattage in TC mode, for me…that IS a dealbreaker.
At first, after adjusting my TC setting, I fired and thought the mod just wasn’t working…until I realized that you have to adjust the resistance yourself before you can vape. You do this without too much effort, by holding down the adjustment buttons and choosing your option but this just seems so unnecessary and it feels like the chip is lacking certain capabilities of other mods in this category.
To me, this mod seems slightly inaccurate in TC mode, a little on the cool side most of the time and simply far too iffy to enjoy using in TC.
Wattage mode works great, firing up to 120, I used it up to its full capacity with no problem and found the wattage settings felt true and accurate.
New atomizer and resistance readings worked without issue but some of the screen cut outs I talked about when mentioning the battery door seemed to have happened without the door opening and that’s worrying.
Also, during my first day using the Snowwolf VFeng squonk mod I got a very obscure notice…saying SYSTEM UPDATE…I assumed this meant I needed to download an update, only…this mod doesn’t do updates. WTF? I can find no mention of this warning in the manual and it has been filed as one of life’s great mysteries.
The airflow on this RDA is cray cray. Very open airflow and I tend to use it practically shut to really enjoy a decent restricted vape. That said, this RDA’s flavour is off the hook, with good cloud production too.
Flavour Mixing and Switching
Now, a number of reviewers are saying that they just don’t get the point of mixing your flavours in-mod when you can do it in the bottle. For me, it’s about quickly swapping flavours (and yes, they do mix slightly since you’re using the same cotton).
I enjoyed this and consider it more than just a novelty…I was visualizing a mod with a rotating ring of small flavour bottles that you can swap between, which is insane…but I just really enjoyed this aspect.
I like to load one tobacco flavour and on fresh icey flavour or one dessert and one fruit and found this was a treat for my tastebuds as you have your last hit of tobacco flavour, squeeze the other bottle and then boom, you taste notes in your fresh flavour that you didn’t before. For me, this innovation is awesome!
I found myself constantly refilling the tiny 3ml bottles, as I am a very heavy vaper. I don’t understand why they didn’t extend these bottles, make them taller but keep the squeeze openings the same size, so that you don’t have to fill these not-so-quick-to-open bottles about three or four times in a day…the removable panels could have easily been made larger to accommodate this, provided better magnets were used.
That said…I think most people don’t vape quite as heavily as me and seeing as a 6ml bottle is usually enough on a squonker, this might not be an issue for you.
I think the reason I went through so much juice was that I enjoyed the dual flavour experience so much…which actually is a big pro in my book and until I get another dual flavour mod with better performance, I’m going to be using this one for those purposes.
As much as I’ve enjoyed squonking with 2 flavours for the first time, there are a lot of cons on this mod, unfortunately.
How To Fill
- Remove the removable, black side panels
- Take out the squeeze bottles
- Unscrew the steel caps
- Fill to ¾ full
Ease of build
I just want to mention first, that I accidentally snipped my included coils too short on my first build and so…was unable to test them for you, my bad!!!!
I ended up inserting a beefy ass pair of Twisted Fused Claptons from Coilmaster’s Skynet…I was surprised when they fit the deck perfectly, they had a high resistance when fitted so I felt they were a good tester to start with.
Fitting them was tricky, the raised airflow walls make straightening coils difficult, as you only have access from one side of each coil but then again, these coils were massive!
The threading on all screw on the deck is excellent and wicking space is good enough.
How To Operate the Menu System
- 5 Clicks on
- 3 Clicks to access mode menu
- Fire to select
- Adjustment buttons to scroll
- When you’ve adjusted temp in TC, press + and – simultaneously to set your resistance to read or lock
- Press + and fire from main display to enter battery reading mode
- Press – and fire to lock/unlock your buttons
How To Replace The batteries
- Open the hinged battery door
- Insert 20700 or 21700 with positive connect up
- Insert 18650 using adaptor, adaptor opening down and positive battery connect facing up
Ish…I’m sorry to add another con here but I found the battery life to be, well…dismal.
Vaping at an average of 65W-65 W using coils varying between 0.15 and 0.45 Ohm, I found myself changing batteries more than I have ever done on a single celled mod.
I have my doubts about whether or not this is a fault with my own mod. I experienced this through all three battery types. With 18650, 2500’s…I have to change every 3 hours (heavy vaping), with 20700’s, every 4 and with 21700s about every 4.5 hours. What the..?
Of course, this device does have a power saving mode, which helps, but only slightly.
- Great, responsive buttons
- Bright colour display with a cool interface
- Easy squeeze and good BF action
- Super performance on the RDA
- Enjoyable flavour mixing and swapping capability
- Very small bottles
- Poor magnets on side panels and battery door
- Poor battery life
- No wattage adjust in TC mode
- Temps feel below normal
- Battery door pops open with the slightest touch
Final Review Verdict
The Sigelei Snowwolf Vfeng Squonk Kit is a mixed bag of nuts. The RDA performs brilliantly, even if the build can be a little niggly. The mod has a number of flaws, as does the chip and these flaws add up so that, even if you enjoy the dual flavour idea as much as I do, you start to get fed up with the mod after using it for a few days.
If I had to take this mod out for the night there is no doubt I would have to fill it while I was out…so I’d have to carry two bottles of juice along, not to mention at least 2 spare batteries.
I like the towering, b-rate-sci-fi-drama of the mod and RDA’s aesthetic, I like the hand-feel and flavour fun, I like the display but sadly, vapers, I am unable to recommend this mod to you based on the performance.
Would I buy the Snowwolf VFeng squonk mod again if lost or damaged? Not necessarily, that doesn’t mean I want to lose it though.