SnowWolf, I’ve admired those sleek, glass sided mods from afar but never seemed to get around to buying one. So, when the Snowwolf Mini Plus arrived I was rather pleased.
What Can We Expect From The Snowwolf Mini Plus Kit by Laisimo
Laisimo have pitched this as a starter kit, combining an 80W, temperature control capable, fixed battery mod with a compact tank.
The box itself is petite and understated in black. The front shows an image of the kit along with the product name. The sides bear repeats of the product name, a colour indicator and an age limit warning.
On the back, we find some minimal product details and certification marks.
Inside The Box
Opening the box, we find:
- Snowwolf Mini Plus mod inside a translucent bag.
- Tank with SS316 coil installed
- Spare Ni200 coil
- USB cable
- Bag of spare seals and an alternative drip tip.
- Manual and warranty card
- There is no spare tank glass.
Design and Build Quality
The Laisimo SnowWolf Mini Plus is tiny, as you’ll see from the photo of it in my hand. The mod is only 68.5mm tall, 43mm wide and 24mm deep, weighing in at 163g.
Up top we have a flush mounted 510 connector with a fully sprung centre pin and air channels that I can’t quite see the reason for unless you have a very narrow tank as they don’t extend past the edges of the connector.
The brushed metal sides are blank on one side, the other holding the small firing and adjustment buttons. These are not too proud of the surface, having a decent click and travel on operation.
The back has a blank black glass panel while the front has a SnowWolf logo and is home to the clear OLED display.
On the bottom, we find the USB charging/firmware update port, a good number of vent holes and an on/off switch.
I quite like this as to turn the mod on you must operate this switch and then press the fire button 5 times so an accidental on is unlikely.
Turning the device on we get a Laisimo logo followed by a SnowWolf one, then we’re into the default power screen.
- Another 5 clicks turns the mod off as expected.
- Pressing the fire and + buttons locks and unlocks the device. This locks both the fire and adjustment buttons.
- Pressing fire and the – button opens the base resistance option, where the base resistance of a temperature control coil can be set. This is similar to (but more flexible than) the resistance lock on many devices.
- Pressing both adjustment buttons briefly switches between adjusting power or temperature. Power can be adjusted from 5W to 80W in 0.1W increments while temperatures can be set in C or F, scrolling past the end of one scale switching to the other.
- Pressing both buttons for longer takes you to the coil type options, scrolling through Power, Ti, Ni, SS and two TCR modes labelled DIY1 and DIY2. Choosing either of these takes you straight to the option to set that TCR value.
The mod has a 3000 mAh built in Lithium Ion battery and charges quickly via the micro USB socket.
In terms of safety features the SnowWolf Mini Plus has protection for low battery voltage, over volt input, reverse battery (although no idea how that might happen), low resistance, short circuit, device overheating and fire duration.
I’ve just realised that this tank has no name. Not on the Laisimo website nor in any of the documentation!
Like the SnowWolf mini itself it’s a diminutive beastie, standing only 38mm high including the drip tip and 22mm wide. It has a liquid capacity of 2ml (which would keep the EU happy).
Up top we’ve a choice of two drip tips, one wider than the other seated into a normal 510 tip hole in what appears to be a removable black plate, but this is decorative only.
Unscrewing the top gives access to the tank for ejuice filling, and this being one of the current rage of frame-less tanks you can also then pull the glass free for cleaning or to replace the coil head.
I’m not much of a fan of this style as quite often the glass can easily be dislodged or the coil unscrew with the cap, resulting in a spill of liquid.
But in this case I can report neither appears to be an issue with this tank.
The base has triple slots in the airflow control, which operates nice and smoothly. On the bottom we have a laser etched Laisimo website address.
The supplied coils are SS316 (0.25 Ohm) and Ni200 (0.15 Ohm) with organic cotton wicking.
How Does The Snowwolf Mini Plus Perform?
I’ve enjoyed using the Laisimo SnowWolf Mini Plus, it feels nice in the hand despite its small size and has a solid air to it.
It doesn’t seem to get particularly warm when charging or in use and battery life seems good, certainly on par with the claimed 3000 mAh.
Temperature control works well and that off switch is rather handy for those moments when you must stash it in a pocket, reassuring that it is off.
The buttons feel nice under the fingers or thumb and the screen is clear and bright.
The sub ohm tank performs well for its size, the only bugbear being the 2ml capacity and the incessant top ups. Although this is something European vapers will be stuck with for future purchases.
The vapour from the SS316 coil is good, plenty of flavour from the Twelve Monkeys Congo Cream vape juice I was using and little to no spitting.
The Ni200 coil however, while producing reasonable vapour delivered a very muted flavour and was quite disappointing.
Even more worrying is, despite quite a lot of searching, I’ve not been able to locate any replacement coils for the tank, made even harder by its lack of name. That’s a real warning bell.
- Petite device and tank
- Good battery capacity
- Clear screen
- Nice, smart finish
- Small tank capacity (however, it is compliant with TPD laws)
Final Review Verdict
The Snowwolf Mini Plus on it’s own is a very good, compact mod. But a good box mod that is let down by being in a kit with a tank that appears to be an afterthought.
Don’t get me wrong, the tank works OK (if you forget the tasteless Ni200 coils) but it’s
unnamed and I can’t find any spare coils anywhere.
This is marketed as a starter kit, so no spares mean relapse. That makes it even more inexcusable.
Would I replace it? At the moment I would replace only the Snowwolf Box Mod, which is available to buy separately.