Introduction To The Pro 200 Kit by VGOD!
There’s no doubt that VGOD are a prominent figure in the vaping scene with their backwards-snapback-wearing, jellyfish-making, hoop pushing tricksters! They have also branched out into the hardware scene with their Elite Series of devices and tanks, STIG Pods and their Pro Series too! And this is where this device falls into place, the Pro 200 Kit.
The VGOD Pro 200 Kit consists of the Pro 200 Mod which is a 200w, dual 18650 device with modes including Wattage, Temp Control, Pro Mode (Power Curve) and Mech Mode.
On top of the Pro 200 Mod sits the VGOD Pro Sub-Tank, aka “The No Bullshit Tank” which has been marketed as “No weird confusing names or fillers, just good coils and great flavour” …*chuckles*
The Pro Sub-Tank has a 5ml e-liquid capacity and is 24mm in diameter. You have a choice of a 0.2 and 0.4 Shotgun Coil which are both included in the kit, as well as an optional RBA deck which is available to purchase separately.
Check Out My Hands On VGOD Pro 200 Video Review
What’s In The Box
- VGOD Pro 200 Box Mod
- VGOD Pro Sub-Tank
- 0.2 Shotgun Coil
- 0.4 Shotgun Coil
- Spare 5ml Tank Glass (smoked)
- Spares Bag
- VGOD Sticker
- Instruction Manual
VGOD Pro 200 Box Mod:
- Size: 85mm x 27mm x 57mm
- Weight: 186.5g
- Thread type: 510 spring loaded connector
- Output mode: VW/TC-Ni/TC-Ti/TC-SS/Pro/Mech
- Output wattage: 7-200W
- Resistance range: 0.08-3ohm
- Temperature Range: 100-315°C/200-600°F (TC modes)
VGOD Pro Sub-Tank
- Diameter: 24mm
- E-liquid capacity: 5ml
- Top Fill
- Shotgun Coil System
Design and Build Quality
Drip Tip/Top Cap:
The drip tip is a proprietary and screws onto the top of the tank with threading on the inside.
Top Fill Port:
After you unscrew the drip tip, it reveals the rubber grommet which ‘seals’ in the e-liquid.
Unfortunately it seals in the air as well, making it hard for it to escape thus making filing a rather messy task…
This can be fixed by removing said grommet and filling it like any normal top-fill tank.
Just remember to reinsert the grommet afterwards otherwise you’ll be getting wet pockets!
The Airflow Base:
At the base of the tank you have two large holes for airflow. The airflow control ring moves rather nicely, so no complaints about that. You’ve also got a lot of airflow to play with, so it should cover most DTL vapers!
At the base there is the usual VGOD branding and a rather nicely protruding gold plated 510 pin.
VGOD Pro Sub-Tank – Overall:
Overall, the construction of the tank is pretty damn solid! The only annoying bits would be the proprietary drip tip and the dodgy top-fill grommet. These could both be fixed by releasing a drip tip with the grommet built into the base of the drip. Whether VGOD will do that or not is a completely different matter.
The VGOD Pro 200 Mod:
At the top of the VGOD Pro 200 is the 510 connector which is offset towards the front of the device. It has a stainless steel surround and a gold plated springy 510 pin.
Also at the top we have the fire button. It is flush mounted and has a rather spongy click to it. Definitely not tickling my pickle here.
The Front & Back of the Device
On the front of the device there is a rather nice LED colour screen! It has all the information you need on there including your fire profile, resistance, wattage, voltage and battery levels.
Below that are the +/- buttons which are nice and clicky as well as the micro USB port for charging. Although you can charge through this port, I would always recommend that you charge via a suitable external charger.
On the back there is the VGOD logo laser etched into the paintwork.
On the sides of the VGOD Pro 200 you have a waffle-like rubber grip.
And on the battery door side there is a VGOD shield.
The Battery Bay:
The battery bay is pretty damn tidy! Nice gold plated contacts and clearly marked polarity symbols as well as a ribbon for removal.
At the top and the bottom there are some rather strong magnets that cling onto the door a little too much, and sometimes batteries get stuck on there when you are inserting/removing them. Can magnets ever be too strong? I dunno… But despite the strong magnets and two locating lugs, the battery door still manages to move about whilst in the hand.
VGOD Pro 200 Mod – Overall:
Overall, the mod is cumbersome, heavy, weirdly shaped and doesn’t fit comfortably in the hand. It’s comparable to a smashed up house brick.
From how they display it on the VGOD website, you have to hold it with your finger on the fire button rather than your thumb. Nah, not for me. But, the screen is nice and easy to read and navigate, and it fires on the button. The power delivery is nice and consistent too!
Another thing I would like to add, is that this device arrived to me with only Ti TC mode enabled, so I had to go through the menu system to remove that and add wattage.
I think that is should come with wattage on as standard, or even all modes and then allow you to switch off specific ones if you don’t use them.
How Does The VGOD Pro Sub-Tank Perform?
0.2Ω Shotgun Coil (30-100w)
So, as you can see this coil has a MASSIVE ‘usable’ wattage range. 30W?!? Challenge accepted. Aaaand, it is just TERRIBLE! Flavour – 0 Clouds – 0.1.
Let’s skip to 60w as this is where it is recommended to be ‘best’… Pfft. Nothing special. Yes, it is better, but nothing I would shout from the hilltops about.
80w – Now this is where things are getting better and more pleasurable. A nice warm vape. The flavour has picked up to an almighty 1 or 2 out of 10! Clouds are amazeballs though. So good for the people who like to throw some phat O’s whilst impressing the grannies at the bus stop.
100w – We’ve reached the peak of this coils recommended wattage. The heat has increased a little bit compared to 80w and the flavour has remained around the same. The clouds – Well, if you’re a DJ and have one of those ‘smoke’ machines, you may have found your new replacement. #CloudsForDayyyyyyys
0.4Ω Shotgun Coil (30-70w)
So, let’s try this at 30w which is the minimum… Just as disappointing as the 0.2 version. No. Just no.
45w (Recommended ‘Best’) – It’s still strugging. Flavour is a 1. Clouds are a 1 as well.
56w – The vapour production has picked up nicely and the flavour has hit about a 2 out of 10.
70w – Again, the clouds are getting better, maybe a 5/10 The flavour is pretty much the same.
I think I’m going to push this coil a little further to see what it can comfortably do…
76w – NOW we are getting somewhere. The coil has sprung into life! No laggy ramp up, the flavour has picked up and so has the clouds
80w – The coil is now struggling. I’m getting a slightly dry and tingly taste. It can’t handle two 0.7sec puffs one after another.
VGOD Pro 200 Mod
- Nice screen
- Fires on the button
- Solid feel
VGOD Pro Sub-Tank
- Great clouds!
- Nice feeling adjustable airflow
- A good looking tank
VGOD Pro 200 Mod
- Awkward shape
- Too strong magnets
- Weirdly located fire button
- No Micro USB cable included
VGOD Pro Sub-Tank
- 0.2 Coil has little to no flavour throughout the wattage range
- 0.4 Coil isn’t suited for any of the recommended wattage range
- 30w lowest rating on the 0.2 is FAR too low. Should be 60-100w
- Top fill ports don’t allow air to escape
Final Review Verdict
Well. What can I say… This is the first VGOD product I have tried and I am not impressed at all.
We’ll start with the VGOD Pro 200 mod and the pros. It fires well and the screen is nicely laid out, and that is pretty much all it has going for it. On the flipside it is heavy, and feels extremely awkward in the hand.
As for the Pro Sub-Tank, the only redeeming quality is the cloud production. The flavour is just absolutely abysmal on both coils. So if you’re looking for flavour from this ‘No Bullshit Tank’ I would recommend going elsewhere. This is all clouds and no flavour from the offset.
So would I recommend you buying this VGOD Pro 200 Kit with your hard earned cash? No. Not at all. All the cons outweigh the pros and overall it makes this kit most probably one of the worst dual battery kits I have used/reviewed in 2018.
As for the price. Originally this was up on the VGOD website for $119.95 (£94.47) and has been reduced in the sale to $65. So that’s around £50 over here in the UK. Is it worth that price? I’ll let you decide. But there must be a reason why it has been reduced by 46%…