Side Fire Bar And Good Looks So How Does the V Grip From Vaporfi Vape?
The Vaporfi V Grip 75w mod is the latest release from the US based company with a superb range of vape devices and some absolutely delicious e-liquids.
Its a compact little box mod that features a battery door that doubles up as a side fire bar.
It might be small but it packs a lot under that stylish exterior with a large clear screen and good menu of options including a full temperature control suite.
The 24mm 510 means it will easily take the industry standard 24mm tanks and attys and is available in both brushed steel and black.
I’ve been fortunate enough to review every mod and tank VaporFi has produced and the Air 2 aside [I gave it a bit of a mauling to say the least] I’ve found them all to be excellent vape devices.
So how does the V Grip stand up against such a stable of vaping superstars?
Let’s take a close look and get to grips with the VaporFi V Grip 75w mod.
This device was sent to me for the purpose of this review direct from VaporFi – thank you – and as always my thoughts and opinions are my own.
BTW for the first time ever VaporFi is now selling other vape brands too – well worth taking a look 😉
Inside the Box
Your usual VaporFi packaging and inside you’ll find:
- 1 VaporFi V Grip 75 TC MOD
- 1 USB Cable
- 1 User Manual
VaporFi V Grip Specs and Features
- Screen Size: 3 x 1.5 cm
- Size: 9cm by 4cm
- Side Bar Fire Action
- Fire Bar Locking System
- 6 Volt Limit
- Up to 24mm Tanks or RDAs
- Wattage Range: 1 – 75 Watts
- Temperature Range: 100° – 300°C/ 200° – 600° F
- Advanced Temperature Control Suite
- Compatible with Ni200, Titanium and Stainless Steel Atomizers
- BYPASS Mode
- Spring Loaded 510 Connector
VaporFi V Grip Quick Start Guide
- Insert 18650 battery negative side down
- Press fire button x5 to turn on and off
- Press fire button x 3 to enter menu mode
- Use up and down buttons to scroll through options
- Once atomizer is on board use side bar to fire
It’s a compact stealthy mod powered by a single 18650 battery and vapes between 1w and 75w.
It features a spring loaded 510 that sits 24mm attys without any overhang.
This is a side bar fire mod which makes vaping a very comfortable experience left or right handed – front or back facing.
There’s a full temperature control suite that as you might expect from VaporFi performs well and 3 memory settings.
The 3 x 1.5 cm screen is crystal clear and big enough even for my fading old eyes and the menu is as simple as you like to navigate via the up and down buttons.
There’s also a handy new/coil same coil prompt when adding a new tank or rebuildable simply press the + button to set correct resistance.
Within the menu there’s an bypass mode option which simply means the battery will pump full power to the device until it runs down.
There’s also a fire bar lock switch which is on top of the mod which to the left is unlocked and obviously to the right is locked – a very good safety feature indeed.
Design and Build Quality
As always seems to be the case with pretty much all the VaporFi products I’ve reviewed – and there’s been a lot – the build on the V Grip is first class.
The battery door – which doubles as the fire bar – is held on by strong magnets and snaps into place with a very satisfying clunk – keep your fingers clear!
The body has that brushed steel feel about it – I received the silver and a black version is also available – and there’s battery venting ports on the base and the top sides of the mod which also adds to the design element.
As to design it’s very reminiscent of the JacVapour DNA 75 Sandstorm in looks – so a cross over box mod / pen style device.
The battery door becoming the fire bar is a bit of a stroke of genius from the design department and is very clicky indeed without too much pressure needed to fire.
Indeed the whole design is clean – simple and stylish with a lack of garish logos everywhere – indeed the VaporFi name is stamped into the battery door and looks great.
I’ll say it again but that fire bar lock is a nice touch meaning there are no worries of this firing in your pocket or bag.
So first class build – clever fire bar and a stylish design – so how does this one vape?
How Does the VaporFi V Grip Perform?
First up in temperature control mode and like all the other VaporFi mods I’ve reviewed the V Grip passed my simple test with flying colours.
I used a simple stainless steel micro coil on the VaporFi Venom RDA – the one that changes colour 🙂 – and firing on an almost dry wick left the tiniest line of darker banding.
The menu is refreshingly easy to navigate though I did get into a bit of a mess fiddling with the memory settings – but I guess folks with a brain will handle that far easier than me.
What I can say is the memory feature – something I rarely if ever use – works very well indeed.
But the highlight for me is the side fire bar – it’s an absolute joy to use.
No matter which way the mod is facing it sits beautifully in the hand with the gentlest of squeezing giving an instant fire – so no worries whatsoever on slow ramp up time.
I have to say I’m thoroughly enjoying using the V Grip and it’s on my desk now and I’m using it regularly – and remember I have the new JacVapour DNA75 Sandstorm and the previous DNA75 version and this one holds its own against both!
What I Like
I absolutely adore the side fire bar [how many times have I mentioned that!] – it makes vaping a pleasure and doubling up as the battery door and the addition of the lock is simple but brilliant.
The menu is easy to navigate with just enough options to not faze newcomers and keep more experienced vapers happy.
Being 24mm means it will fit the vape standard sized atties – 24mm seems to be the mean – and I have had half a dozen on there all fitting flush with little or no overhang – however the more bulbous shaped tanks can look a little odd.
I like the battery life too – I have used this both as an MTL and DTL mod and even at the lofty heights of 53.7w I’ve got around 6 hours normal use – 2 days with the 14w Innokin Zenith coil [review soon].
Great price too!
What I Don’t Like
Ummm bit of a head scratcher if I’m honest because despite using this for well over a month I really haven’t found any major issues at all.
Whilst I haven’t been unlucky enough to drop it I do find this kind of brushed steel effect a little slippery.
On saying that – and it really is the tiniest of nit-picks lol – I have a feeling it’s quite a durable device that could take a few knocks.
Final Review Verdict
What can I say this a cracking little box mod that has a stylish simple elegance to it and is highly adaptable.
In other words this is great as a go to MTL device or if you want to chuck a few clouds the industry standard sized [24mm] sub ohm tanks sit nicely on board and it has the power!
But I keep coming back to that fire bar – the device fits snugly in the hand and it really is a pleasure to press – lovely throw and click to it – it takes me back to my childhood Scalextric days 😉
It’s a surprisingly low price too so well worth a punt if you’re looking for a good looking great performing stylish mod.
- 24mm tanks fit perfectly
- Temperature control suite
- Side bar fire
- Crystal clear large screen
- Good battery life
- Stylish design
- Decent price
- Maybe a little slippery to hold