Aleader has been around for sometime and are renowned for bringing out colourful looking mods and the Funky 160 is their most powerful and latest release.
It’s very much in the Voopoo Drag resin version and the classy Revenant by Vapes Cartel style of things and retails at a very reasonable price.
Aleader Funky 160 by Aleader
It’s powered by x2 18650 batteries and the colourful resin plates are interchangeable.
The Funky 160 is certainly a looker – but how does it vape?
Let’s take a closer look.
This was sent to me for the purpose of review direct from Vape Wild and they included a spare set of plates.
As always my thoughts and opinions are my own.
In the Box
Not a lot in there not even a USB cable:
- Funky 160 Box Mod
- Aleader User Manual
- NOTE: No USB cable included
Funky 160 Specs
- 160W Output
- Requires 2 x 18650 Batteries (Not Included)
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 54mm x 26mm x 88mm
- Weight: 6.6 oz
- Resistance Range in Wattage Mode: 0.1 – 3.0 Ohms
- Resistance Range in Temperature Control Mode: 0.05-1.0 Ohms
- Temperature Control Range: 200°F-600°F (100°C-315°C)
- Battery cut off protection: 3.2V (6.4V combined)
OK apart from the interchangeable colourful plates – which I’ll get onto later – there’s quite a bit of ‘stuff’ packed into the Aleader Funky 160 mod.
You’re looking at a dual 18650 battery device operating between 1 to 160watts with a resistance range in wattage: 0.1 – 3.0 Ohms and in temperature control mode: 0.05-1.0 Ohms and includes 2A on-board charging.
As you can see there’s a full temp control suite including NI, TI, SS and a range of 200°F-600°F [100°C-315°C].
You get three power mode options: Soft/Standard/Powerful and the menu is intuitive and shown nicely on the 0.9″ OLED Display Screen [not colour].
The 510 is recessed with a built in ‘catch cup’ that collects any e-liquid leakage and Aleader say the screen is water resistance so any leaks shouldn’t get onto the board.
Like I said – plenty in there to keep even the most demanding vapers happy.
Design and Build Quality
The Aleader Funky 160 is certainly an eye catcher and is built very well indeed.
The magnetic plates are strong and the only rattle I got was when I hadn’t realized I’d tucked the battery ribbon in properly.
The interchangeable plates are sturdy and there’s currently seven to choose from – they stick to the mod with a satisfying click and don’t move around.
The 510 is spring loaded however it is on the small side with a couple of my 24mm attys having a slight overhang and 25mms looking awful.
Now that’s a shame because there looks to be a little bit more room to fit larger tanks on-board and there’s a strange recessed curvy lip at the front where even the smaller attys do overhang.
The fire button is very clicky indeed with the tiniest amount of rattle however the up and down buttons are very recessed and without looking you will struggle to find them!
There’s good battery venting on both the bottom and side and the Aleader logo running down one side of the mode is nicely done.
Overall it looks good and feels solid in the hand without being too heavy – it’s a well-made vape mod.
How Does the Aleader Funky 160 Mod perform?
I used this with three different set-ups – the Ammit [slight overhang] the Uwell Crown III [tiny overhang] and the OBS Cheetah 2 Mini RDA which at 22mm had no overhang but given its overall small size looked a bit daft on there.
Like I said it’s an annoying size because some 24mm will fit whilst 22mms look a little lost – unless they are taller than my Cheetah!
OK in soft and standard modes I found extremely slow ramp up time – using fused claptons at 0.15ohms but much better using 0.5ohm stock coils in the Crown III.
However, in powerful mode there’s a big difference in ramp up time and vape quality with a great hit on the rebuildables and the need to turn the wattage down on the Crown III.
The menu is extremely easy to navigate and I do like the response time – hit that fire button and it vapes pretty much instantaneously.
Battery life is good too at an average of 75watts I was getting a full 6 hours vape out of it before I had to switch them out.
Look there’s nothing ground breaking with this mod it is what it is a good looking solid performer.
What I Like
Obviously the fact you can switch plates is a good feature and the menu system is refreshingly easy to operate with a good sized and clear screen.
It really comes to life in power mode and smacks those exotic coils into life almost instantly – and you will need less wattage if you’re using stock coils trust me!
It’s well built and well designed and looks much better in the flesh than in photos.
What I Don’t Like
The mod loses me with the size of the 510 – there’s barely any room on top for anything above 23mm and even then there’s some overhang particularly with that annoying curved lip at the front.
For me that’s a real let down because the average vaper that would use this type of mod is likely using a 24mm atty and above and even if you have the tiniest amount of OCD coursing through your veins this will annoy you!
A real shame because as I’ve been told more than once ‘if it was a bit bigger it would be much better’ 😉
Final Review Verdict
The Aleader Funky 160 mod a solid performer that looks great and feels good in the hand.
It works fine in temp control – I used an almost dry build on my Doge III RDA [no overhang at all] and there was the bare minimum of brown banding on the wick.
I do like the resin plates and they are well built and there’s a good selection of colours.
It’s a bit strange there’s no USB cable – so I’m guessing there’s no firmware upgrades planned?
I know most of us have zillions of the bloody things but correct me if I’m wrong most manufacturers stress to only use the one supplied!
But that’s a minor niggle compared to what you can fit on top.
For a few more millimetres Aleader could have produced a great mod – if you like smaller attys then I guess this is a great mod however nowadays 23.5mm upwards seems to be the industry standard and I think the company has missed a trick.
That’s a shame because as I’ve said the Funky 160 is a solid performer and I like it a lot.
- Interchangeable plates
- Temp control
- Waterproof screen
- Good design
- Good weight
- Well built
- Great in powerful mode
- Only fits smaller attys