Introduction – Mad Mod Kit by Desire Design
Desire has been whacking out great mods recently with the Rage squonker and the X Mini and they haven’t stopped there.
The Desire Mad Mod is a little different but also gives a sense of familiarity which I think most people will like.
This kit is trying to offer something different to their other products to meet other parts of the vaping market and by the end of this review hopefully you will be able to judge if these differences are for the better or worse.
Lets start with what you get in the box.
This kit was sent to us for the purposes of review. As always our views are our own.
Whats in the box?
- 1 x Mad Mod
- 1 x M-Tank
- 18650 converter
- Accessories pocket
- Warranty Card
- Glass Tank
- USB Charger
- 0.4ohm Coil Preinstalled
- 0.15ohm Mesh coil
- Size: 96.2mm x 37mm x 25mm
- Battery: Single 21700/18650 battery(with an adapter, Not included)
- Multi-function adjust mode: VW/TC-NI/TC-TI/TC-SS/TCR/PMG
- Power adjustment range: 5W-108W
- Resistance range: 0.08ohm-3.0ohm
- Output voltage: 0-8V
- Output current: 35A
- Screen: 0.96-inch OLED
- 3ml juice capacity
- Easy slide top refill
- Adjustable bottom airflow
- 24mm overall diameter
- 21mm inner diameter
- 510 threading connection
Design and Build Quality
The design of the Desire Mad Mod isn’t too different however it does break the norm.
Deasire Design have decided to go thin and long which isn’t noticeable until you hold it or stand it next to another single battery mod.
The benefits of this design along with it being easy to hold is it can use 18650, 20700 and 21700 batteries. It appears more mods are looking to be universal with battery types.
The 510 connection is located right in the middle of the mod which allows for tanks upto 25mm with no overhang. The tank that comes in this kit is in fact 25mm and looks very natural with no overhang and no gaps. The overall quality and hand feel is top notch.
The tanks design is pretty standard however the filling slot is opened by pushing the top cap to one side which is cool and efficient.
Over time this filling push slot did get looser and now it has got to the stage it opens with the smallest push, I did put this tank through its paces. The only odd thing about the top of the mods design is it shows the fixing screws and its sometimes can look good but in this case it does not.
Lets now talk about the screen. It’s a little bit busy and doesn’t have a great layout. To its credit it is bright enough even in the sun and shows all the information you need.
If I could change one thing it would be to make the voltage display smaller to make everything else fit a little better. The menu system is a simple three clicks of the fire button and plus and minus buttons to scroll through the options, simple and to the point which every vaper new or old need.
How Does The Desire Mad Mod Kit Perform?
The performance matches that of the X-Mini which I reviewed recently. When using a 21700 the mod can go up to 108 watts which is more than enough for most tanks, I personally vape around 80 watts on most tanks.
Its basic design and functions are refreshing as I found it effortless to use and it was an easy pick when deciding on a mod to take out for the day.
0.4ohm coil (Preinstalled)
This coil is very average, ok flavour and clouds but in today’s market it is shadowed by it competitors. I’ve been running this coil at 60-80 watts and found it had decent performance but nothing special, the life of the coil I found to last 3 weeks with moderate usage. I would even rate the smok coils over this one due to them delivering more flavour.
0.15ohm Mesh Coil
This one is a massive improvement to the 0.4ohm. First the flavour is elevated and you can pick up on nites lost in the last coil. I also found other improvements in vapour product and coil life. I believe the coil should last around 1 month. Mesh coils have become very popular over the last few months and even though this one is good it’s not the best. The title still goes to the Freemax Mesh Pro tank.
Overall I wasn’t 100% impressed with the tank and found it average flavour and cloud production. It’s certainly a usable tank but it wouldn’t enter into my top 10 sub ohm tanks of all time. The airflow was smooth enough and did provide plenty of air for running coils at high wattage without getting too hot.
Also another part to mention which is overlooked is the drip tip which is comfortable and allows you to vape without any issues such as getting too hot or not the right size.
The battery life lasted an impressive about of time considering it only holds one battery. It lasted a day when using a 20700 or 21700, with an 18650 it did struggle to last the day at high wattage but that is to be expected.
- Battery choices
- Outstanding build quality
- Easy to use
- Good size for most hands
- Filling slot too weak
- Very tall
- Big Branding
- Average tank in kit
The Desire Mad Mod kit is solid and will offer everything you need for a beginner from reliability to ok flavour. Experienced vapers who are into RTAs and Drippers might enjoy the mod for its basic design and easy to use functionality. However the tank would last 5 min compared to their everyday RDA.
This kit is for the vaper who wants something reliable, simple and doesn’t have LED’s. The Mad Mod takes me back to the original mox mods but this one is slim and can fit the new era batteries. The tank does let down the kit down a little bit, not due to its faults but more due to it not living up to its rivals.
In conclusion Desire continue to make great mods which are high quality and work well, this is no exception.