The Lost Vape Thelema DNA250C review and this is a welcome return to the company doing what some say it does best, releasing proper mods rather than pod kits.
As often seems to be the case with Lost Vape mods, the device is powered by the Evolv software meaning every single setting imaginable can be changed to suit.
The Devil really is in the detail given once again Lost Vape has gone down the black magic/satanist design route and the Thelema logo certainly reflects that – as you’ll see the name does too.
OK, I haven’t worked with Lost Vape for quite some time, but generally have really enjoyed its vape products…mostly.
Standouts for me personally have been the Lost Vape Q Pro Pod Kit, which I loved but lost camping – the Lost Vape Triade DNA 250C an awesome chunky kit – the Furyan Mechanical Squonk Mod – and of course the classy Paranormal.
Lately they’ve gone down the pod and pod mod route with varying success…like I said, good to se them releasing ‘proper vape mods‘.
What Can We Expect From the Lost Vape Thelema DNA250C?
The previous Thelema was a pod mod/kit and Will reviewed that one and quite liked it.
This version is powered by dual 18650 batteries and can take up to about a 26mm atty or tank.
It features a C Frame battery door – love those – and of course the DNA250C chip and all the goodies that brings is inside, including the Replay Mode.
OK, thanks to the folks at Lost Vape for eventually sending this one out – much appreciated – and as always my thoughts and opinions are not swayed by freebies.
Inside the Box
A posh box within a sleeve with a very cool inner flap…
- 1 x THELEMA DNA250C Mod
- 1 x On-The-Go USB Adapter
- 1 x USB Cable
- 1 x User Manual
Lost Vape Thelema 250C Specs and Features
- Size: 92mm*55mm*28mm
- Dual 18650 Batteries(Not Included)
- Wattage Output Range: 1-200W
- Resistance Range: 0.1-3.0ohm
- Temperature Output Range: 200℉-600℉
- Input Voltage 6.0V-8.4V
- Battery Voltage 3.0V-4.2V
- Output Voltage 0.2V-8V
- Current Range 0.5A-30A
- Max Charging Current 2A
- Magnetic battery cover
- 0.96 inch TFT Color Display Screen
- Advanced DNA250C chipset
- Firmware upgradable
- Accurate temperature control
- Replay/boost mode
The Lost Vape Thelema DNA250C is obviously powered by the Escribe/Evolv DNA software/chipsets and that means once you’ve hooked the device up, you can tinker around with the settings to your hearts content.
This one also features the Replay Mode – which in simple terms means if you find the perfect vape – as in settings – you can repeat or replay it again and again until you want to change it.
OK, here’s a bit more info about both the Evolv software and the Replay Mode:
How To Use the Replay Feature On The Lost Vape Thelema DNA250C
Replay will work in either temperature protection or wattage mode with compatible coil:
- Select Replay profile on the device. Set the device to the desired power and boost level and operate it normally
- Once you find the perfect puff – activate the feature to save the settings
- The device will auto replay the puff every time when it is fired
- Disable Replay to resume normal operation or find a new puff to save
- The coil is not compatible if Replay cannot be enabled.
It’s very easy once you get the hang of it and yeah, once locked in those setting won’t budge.
Design and Build Quality
Build wise and this is a solid build indeed – as are most Lost Vape proper mods.
The whole thing is well machined and feels weighty in the hand and the C Frame battery door needs a bit of a tug to get it away from those strong magnets. It shoots back into place with a satisfying click almost clunk – it ain’t moving!
It’s fair to say that when it comes to design, the team at Lost Vape can get a little ‘out there‘.
The Lost Vape Paranormal for instance, seemed to have all kinds of different materials that really should have clashed but in a crazy way kind of worked…for some of us lol.
They also do seem drawn to the supernatural/black magic kind of name and design, and the Thelema 250C is no different.
In this case Thelema is:
…an esoteric and occult social or spiritual philosophy and new religious movement developed in the early 1900s by Aleister Crowley, an English writer, mystic, and ceremonial magician.
Interesting fact…I live in the town where Aleister Crowley was born…make of that what you will.
So from the logos on the box design, the kind of grease-proof paper inside to the mod itself, it’s all very satanic.
Thelema DNA250C Mod Design
I didn’t review nor have I got my hands on the Lost Vape Centaurus, but comparing the two the new Thelema mod certainly looks very similar.
It is slightly larger given the new C Frame door and battery sled, and that extra space means there’s less of a squeeze getting your batteries in.
The battery venting is tastefully done on both sides, as is the Lost Vape name, which despite being etched in, is very low key and not at all in your face.
Then of course, we come to the Thelema logo on top of the mod and another nod to satanic worship.
I think it’s a pentagram with the letter T in the centre…it actually looks like a logo belonging to a death metal band…so there’s that.
There’s a load of snazzy colour and various battery door combos for the Lost Vape Thelema DNA250C and as you can see, I received the stainless steel and what I think is green snakeskin…not my first choice but it’s grown on me.
Proper vape reviewers received a thank you gift box containing three extra battery doors…me miffed? Naw… *sniffs*
I have had a good look around, but can’t as yet see any battery doors being sold as ‘extras‘…
I loved the design of the Lost Vape Paranormal, despite the mix and mismatched materials, and this last couple of weeks, the Thelema has certainly grown on me…
Yeah even the green snakeskin, which it has to be said, adds a bit more grip to proceedings.
How Does the Lost Vape Thelema DNA250C Perform?
Very well indeed as you might expect from a chip renowned for performance and consistency.
It’s taking up to about a 25mm and a bit atty or tank, so you shouldn’t have too many issues using your favourite – unless it’s bucket sized.
Look, it’s a DNA250C chip with no change at all to the face and buttons – so yeah – it performs very well indeed.
Loving the C Frame battery doors too – so much easier and less hassle than a flappy one that can and does wear out.
One thing I will add, and that’s the inclusion again of the Female USB to Micro USB adaptor.
Using that means you can use the Lost Vape Thelema DNA250C mod to charge your phone when out and about.
- DNA250C chip inside
- Evolv software
- VERY solid build
- Endless vape options and themes
- Cool contemporary design
- C Frame style battery door
These are purely subjective:
- 21700/20700 option might have been nice
- It is very heavy – maybe my weak wrists
Final Review Verdict
I’ve been very spoiled of late with in particular, the box mods I’ve had in for review, and the Lost Vape Thelema DNA250C is yet another I bloody love for use primarily as a desktop in-house mod.
It’s a little on the heavy side for me to take out and about – but does look very smart on my desk…not as an ornament or paperweight – but one I use regularly.
It’s been a while since I reviewed an actual Lost Vape mod – rather than pod or pod mod – and it is good to see them back in the proper mod market.
Some might be tired or annoyed with the black magic/devil worship aspect of the Lost Vape designs, I sprinkled mine with holy water just to be safe.
You really can’t be too careful, just in case you accidentally conjure a couple of dark entities from the pits of hell through a hidden secret combo of button pressings…
Think I’m joking..?
Google the elevator game…creepy shit with button combos right there lol…
Incidentally, I’ve rubbed the logo a few times whilst chanting trying to call Satan…to no avail…need to work harder on my dark art incantations I guess.
So back to the review, and yeah I like this one a lot, and if you’re looking for an affordable, almost high end device, this one should be high on your list, especially as prices are falling.