Introduction: The X-Feng RDA Kit from Snowwolf
The Snowwolf X-Feng RDA kit comprises the Snowwolf X-Feng mod and the Snowwolf RDA.
The X-Feng mod is apparently designed to “represent the Wolf Temperament”…
The rear of the mod for some bizarre reason has the signs of the zodiac on…
This is a dual battery mod which takes 18650 batteries which are not included in the kit.
The kit includes a very mysterious RDA – which doesn’t even have a name on the Sigelei website – it is just called “Atomiser”.
There are 3 colours available – Woodland Camouflage, Jungle and Black. I couldn’t find a photo of these in the kit version however a photo of the mods on their own are below.
There is also a “High Class” version which does not have the crazy back panel – which looks much better.
So am I able to tame the beast that is the Snowwolf X-Feng? I’m going to let it loose and find out! This item was sent to us for the puprposes of this review. As always my opinions are my own.
What’s In The Box
- Snowwolf X-Feng mod
- Snowwolf RDA
- USB Cable
- Screen protectors
- User manual
- Allen key
- Spare O-rings and screws
Snowwolf X-Feng Mod
- Size: 49x30x89mm
- Variable Wattage Range: 10W-230W
- Output Voltage Range: 6.4V-8.4V
- Output Voltage Range: 1.0V-7.5V
- Atomiser Ohm Range: 0.05ohm-3ohm
- Work Mode: POWER/SS/Ti1/Ni200/TCR
- Temperature Adjustment Range: 100C-300C/200F-570F
- Battery: Dual 18650 batteries (not included)
- Size: 24×38.7mm
- Material: Stainless Steel and Aluminium
- Adjustable airflow
Build Quality & Design
Snowwolf X-Feng Mod
It is very chunky and there is some weight. The mod is absolute quality I have to say. It is rock hard! It is brick like in your hand!
The only slight build issue is the battery door can wobble sometimes but push it into place and its fine.
The styling of the front of the mod is beautiful I think the gold accents on the buttons and the little cut out X on the top are lovely. The perspex cover on the front is a bit of a finger print magnet but I really do like it!
The kit includes 2 screen protector thingies – like you use on a mobile phone or tablet. I didn’t bother with these.
The sides of the mod have battery venting cut outs with the appearance of a metal mesh behind them.
The fire button is located on the side of the mod.
All very lovely until you look at the back of the mod.
In bright blue – under the perspex are the icons of all the zodiac signs? Why Snowwolf – just why? You spoilt this whole mod with this. They might look better in gold – why blue? But I think they need to be ditched completely, stick a Snowwolf logo or branding on the back.
The High Class version does not have this daftness on the back of the mod and looks so much better in my opinion.
I did think there was just a perspex clear cover screwed onto the back and the zodiac signs were printed on the mod. So I thought I might be able to “black them out”. I took the rear perspex cover off- it’s only held on with 4 Allen head screws, but the design is actually printed onto this cover so nothing I could do. Would be nice if you could buy a replacement cover?
This is chunky in width and having a centred 510 connection you should be able to use tanks of up to approx 27mm diameter without overhang.
The largest diameter tank I had was the Nunchaku at 25.2mm which as you can see was perfectly fine.
This is an odd little creature. It doesn’t even have a name. On their website Snowwolf barely even acknowledge its existence. It is merely called “RDA”.
The deck is a weird postless style with clamp screws on the side.
This is for a dual coil build, you could possibly try a single coil build – but I struggled to build on this that much I gave up trying.
The top cap is very light and feels like really thin metal. The inside of the cap has no doming or funnel at all – it is simply a cylinder with an almost flat top.
I tried a couple of my 810 drip tips on here – the ones with O-rings on the base and they did fit however were quite loose. I also tried one of the “Goon” style 810 drip tips – the ones without O-rings and this was slightly better but still loose.
The airflow slots on the top cap can be aligned with the intakes on the deck to open or restrict the airflow.
I did have to adjust the 510 pin on the RDA to get it to work on my resistance tester. So bear that in mind.
In The Hand
How Does the Snowwolf X-Feng RDA Kit Perform?
- Turn on/off – 5 clicks of fire button
- To enter the menu – 3 clicks of fire button
- Scroll through menu – adjustment buttons
- Confirm/select – fire button
There are two styles of display too – there is a round dial style display or you can select the clearer easier to read standard display. Simply select “GUI” in the menu to change this setting.
How To Install The Batteries
- Pull off the magnetic battery cover – there is a little cut out to grip this.
- Following the polarity markings install the batteries. The contacts at the top are very springy so you will need to put the batteries almost horizontal as you put them in – if you tilt them it can be hard.
- Make sure to put the ribbon under at least one battery to help removal.
- Replace the battery cover.
My batteries have got clear wraps on top of their original wrap and there was no difficulty inserting these and they were not too tight. Some mods can be tight for wrapped batteries and damage the wraps. Not an issue on the X-Feng.
Snowwolf RDA Building Guide
We have a few guides to help with building RDA’s so follow them and I will add some building tips below.
- Quick Guide To RBA’s – RDA’s – RDTA’s – RTA’s & Genesis Vapes
- Ultimate RDA Guide For Beginners
- Beginners Guide: How To Build Vape Coils With the Coil Master V3
This deck is an absolute pig to build on – sorry – not sorry!
The supplied coils have a kink already put in the leg and even with that it was a nightmare – in the end I just tightened up the coils and thought I will position them after as it was so hard to try and do both.
The resistance reading was 0.2ohms with both coils installed. I have no idea what type or material they are either.
I wicked up the RDA which again was difficult as there is a lot of metal in the way – but I got there eventually.
Flavour & Cloud Production
I was reviewing some new e-liquid – the IVG range so I used some of those in the Snowwolf RDA. They are 0% Nicotine and 70% VG.
Using Supplied Coils
At 45W ok performance – some flavour coming through. At 50W more flavour and I closed the airflow off slightly too.
60W we have some life in this – I have to say the RDA does feel cheap and the deck design annoyed me so I had very low expectations for this. However it has surprised me!
At 70W was probably the best – any higher than this and it got a bit spitty!
I do admit I don’t think I got the coil placement quite right, ideally I think the coils should be a bit higher in line with the airflow intakes. However it was so difficult to just get the coils into the deck let alone position them. I will try with another build and see if I can improve this.
With the airflow fully open there is a definite whistle! I swear the dog perked her head up every time I took a vape. It really is a super open airflow.
I found I liked the flavour better with the airflow closed down to about a third.
This is not the best RDA I have ever used and does look and feel pretty cheap – but it was better performance than I was expecting!
Using Ni80 Coils
As I wasn’t impressed with my first build and I had cut the legs already for the supplied coils I used new coils in my second build with the aim of positioning them slightly higher.
So second build I used two lovely Ni80 coils supplied by Mark at Naturevape – they are Staggered Fused Claptons.
These read 0.17ohm on my tester and settled at 0.2ohm on the mod.
At 70W these were much nicer and I did manage to get them slightly higher up nearer the airflow. A lot less spitting from these coils too.
Again the flavour and vapour were pretty decent – not incredible but nowhere near as terrible as I expected when you look at this RDA.
Snowwolf X-Feng Mod Performance
I have been using this a lot – initially with a Freemax Fireluke Mesh tank on the top until I had plucked up the courage to build up the RDA.
The mod hasn’t missed a single beat – the battery life in particular has impressed me a lot.
The screen is clear and the interface is nice and easy to use.
The battery cover can wobble and creak sometimes – but usually can be cured by removing it and replacing it.
A solid easy to use mod – becoming one of my favourites!
I have been using paired up Samsung 25R batteries in the Snowwolf X-Feng.
The battery life will vary depending on what batteries you use, the wattage/power you vape at etc so I can only give you a guide as to how it performed for me.
With the Fireluke Mesh tank on – which is how I mostly used this mod – at 65W I got around 12 hours. This was not continual constant vaping but quite heavy vaping. The battery life was excellent!
- The front of this mod is very pretty
- Battery life has been great!
- Easy to navigate menu system
- Mod has robust construction and is excellent quality
- RDA performed better than expected
- Generous kit contents
- The rear of the mod and the blue star signs
- Battery door can move slightly
- Perspex covers are total fingerprint magnets – but very scratch resistant and you even get protectors to put on if you can be bothered!
- RDA deck is awful to build on
- RDA looks and feels cheap – but it is I suppose!
- Very heavy and chunky mod (could be a “pro” though!)
Final Review Verdict
I sometimes despair at the crazy looking stuff that Snowwolf produce. However apart from the back panel this is a stunning looking mod – well I think it is!
This also has the performance and is rugged too – I have been using the mod itself for weeks now and I am the clumsiest cow you could ever meet – even without the screen protector on there isn’t a single scratch or dent on the mod at all. Just lots of fingerprints!
The RDA is a pain in the arse to build on – totally, it looks awful and feels cheap. The barrel feels like it is made from an old drinks can. It did however out-perform my very low expectations.
You pay an extra £12 for the kit with the RDA compared to the mod on its own (on the Sigelei Website). So £12 for an RDA is cheap – and you are just about getting your money’s worth. It works – put it that way.
I would buy the Snowwolf X Feng mod on its own but with a better RDA. The mod is slightly on the expensive side but it really is wonderful quality.