The Voopoo Alpha Zip is part of the series of mods they call Alpha, surprisingly enough! The range, so far, includes the Alpha One, Alpha Zip Mini and the Alpha Zip Pod Kit.voopoo alpha zip head

VooPoo based in China, in 2017 and with their acquisition of US brand WoodyVapes they have bought us some really interesting gear, most notably the excellent Drag Series of mods.

You can check out our review for them, after reading this review though right 🙂 – Drag 157W, Drag 2, Drag Mini and their latest the Drag Baby Trio. and Drag Nano.

What Can We Expect From the Alpha Zip Kit by VooPoo?

I have always been a big fan of VooPoo products. Why? Because when it comes down to it VooPoo produce some of the better regulated kits out there on the market. Their products have a reputation for being accurate with the inclusion of the Gene Chipset.

The Alpha Zip Kit is an 180w dual 18650 TC battery box mod that comes with the very popular Maat Tank as a topper.voopoo alpha zip bush a

The whole kit gives off an aura that’s bold and very shiny with double decorated panels. Under the hood we have the Gene Fit chip which we first saw introduced in the Drag 2.

With the included Maat Tank I can see some really large tasty clouds in my immediate future lol.

I received the Locomotive design for review; but with 4 other designs I’m sure your find one to suit you.

So what do we think of the Alpha Zip Kit? Let’s go and take an up and close look at the kit.

This product was sent to us for the purpose of review. As always my thoughts and views are my own after a considerable testing period.

See The Voopoo Alpha Zip In Action With My Video Review


Price (At Time Of Review): £54 | $69.90

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In The Box

  • VooPoo Alpha Zip Mod
  • VooPoo MAAT tank
  • MT-M1 coil
  • MT-M2 coil
  • O-rings
  • Spare glass
  • USB cable
  • User manualvoopoo alpha zip kit full

Features

Alpha Zip

  • Dimensions: 85x51x25mm
  • Output: 5-180W
  • Battery: 2×18650 (not included)
  • FIT chipset – 0.01s fire speed
  • Material: Zinc Alloy, Stainless Steel and Plastic
  • Display: OLED Screen
  • Resistance range: 0.05-5ohm
  • Modes: VW, TC
  • Temperature range: 200-600°F / 100-315°C

MAAT Tank

  • Size: 24.5x56mm
  • Capacity: 4ml (standard) / 2ml (EU TPD)
  • Middle adjustable airflow design
  • Coils: MT range – M1=single mesh, M2=dual mesh, M3=triple mesh
  • Push in / pull out coils
  • Reserve reservoir
  • Top refill

Design and Build Quality

The Kit come presented nicely in a card box, the mod comes wrapped in a dust jacket, the kit has quality spares as per norm with VooPoo.voopoo alpha zip panel

Alpha Zip Mod

The Alpha Zip reminds me very much of the original Drag 157w albeit with a slightly different body style.

Made of Zinc Alloy, Stainless Steel and Plastic, the overall design and quality of the Alpha Zip (which is extremely good) would lead me to believe I was looking at a higher end mod if I didn’t already know the RRP.voopoo alpha zip tog empty

The mod measures in at 85mm by 51mm with a tank diameter of 25mm. The body has a Silver frame and distinctive panels.

Workface

The mod has a large fire button with an X cut into it.voopoo alpha zip FB A large OLED screen with a large font,alpha zip oled screenbelow the screen you have the normal adjustment buttons and micro USB port for firmware updates.voopoo alpha zip ad usb

Top and Bottom of the device

The top of the mod has a stainless steel 510 connection that is almost centre weighted. The threading is well turned, the pin is gold plated and spring loaded.voopoo alpha zip con

On the bottom of the device you will see battery venting as well as the normal safety marks and design info plus battery door thumbnail cut out.voopoo alpha zip vent

Battery door and Sled

The battery door is held in place by 2 strong magnets seated in the door they match up to those under the sled. The inside of the door is coated to protect your batteries.voopoo alpha zip batt protect BTW, there is no movement once the door is in place as there is a raised rim to the door!

The distinctive panels come in 5 different designs.voopoo alpha zip door

The battery sled is made of plastic, it’s clean with clear markings for battery orientation.

The contact points are gold plated with the upper most points being spring loaded, a ribbon is attached for easy battery removal.voopoo alpha zip bsled

MAAT Tank

We have already got a full review for the Maat tank, I don’t want to detract and can’t add much more to Red Beards excellent summary of this outstanding tank!

Only to say that the quality and design of this tank is one of the best I have ever used and for me to say that is a miracle where a stock tank is concerned!voopoo maat tank

The tank is made of stainless steel, Pyrex and Delrin and dismantles into 6 parts including the coil.voopoo alpha zip parts maat

Airflow

The tank gets its name from the airflow (AF), MAAT stands for “Middle Adjustable Airflow Tank”. The 3 adjustable slots in the middle of the tank make for quite an airy draw.voopoo alpha zip AF

Mouth Piece, Glass and Threads

You get one pre installed sleeve style Delrin drip tip with the kit.voopoo alpha zip mp

Two glass tubes, the bubble glass was pre installed on mine with the straight glass in the box. The liquid capacity is 4ml standard or 2ml in the EU, depending on which version you buy.voopoo alpha zip pyrex

Fill Port and Coils

The fill port is opened by a small button. Find the fill port cover post pin, and the button is opposite.

The cover is spring loaded so pushing this button the port will slide smartly open, the tank is hard to fill with larger bottles, due to the mouthpiece post getting in the way.voopoo alpha zip FPO

Two coils are supplied with the Maat tank they are both a different gauge of mesh MT-M1 0.13Ω rated at 60 to 85W and MT-M2 0.2Ω rated at 55 to 80W voopoo alpha zip coils bvoopoo alpha zip coils a

How Does The Voopoo Alpha Zip Perform?

First up.. Let’s go over the workings of the tank and mod.

Quick Start Guide

Maat tank

I recommend running the liquid down a little before changing your coil.

  1. Unscrew the connection base from the tank to change coils.voopoo alpha zip coil in
  2. Prime the coil by dropping a few drop of e-liquid onto the cotton within the coil.voopoo alpha zip prepping
  3. Simply push the new coil into the body of the tank.
  4. Reassemble the tank, fill with liquid and screw on to the Alpha Zip Mod, leave for a few minutes so the coil can soak up more liquid.voopoo alpha zip fill

Alpha Zip Mod

Remove the battery door and insert your 2 x 18650 batteries.voopoo alpha zip batts

5 clicks of the fire button will turn the device on and off

Menu System Basics

  • Click the fire button 3 times to switch modes; Power, Fit, Temp
  • Hold both adjustment buttons to enter the function menu
  • Press fire button and + together to lock and unlock the device
  • Press the fire button an – together to flip the screen

Safety Protections

The mod includes 8 protections these include:-

  • Timeout protection 10s
  • Over-temperature protection
  • Over-current protection
  • Overcharge protection
  • Over discharge protection
  • Short circuit protection
  • Balanced charging

Flavour and Vapour

For this example I will be using the pre installed MT-M2 0.2Ω coil in the tank and have fill up with Pocket Fuel ” Pink Fizz”, I will be using the 0.2Ω coil which gave me the best balance between flavour, warmth and clouds.voopoo alpha zip out

0.2Ω Coil at 55/80w

Starting out at 55W and the AF wide open, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a warm flavoursome vape with dense vapour straight off the bat from the Maat tank.Maat tankBumping the watts up to 80w, in 10w increments, I found that the vapour gets extremely hot as does the tank. However, as it’s made of SS the tank does cool quite quickly.voopoo alpha zip in handThe flavour sort of petered out for me around 70w. My go to with this tank and coil is up to 65w.

I have been using this kit for around 2 weeks and the flavour from the coil is more or less the same as when I first started vaping it, in fact it has just dropped slightly as I write this. So pretty good going.

Battery Life | Weight | Airflow Ring

I have been using Samsung 30q’s in the device, and have managed a good 3.5 to 4hrs of constant use.

The mod is rather heavy once the batteries and tank are installed which might be a downer for some.

One thing I did find was that the airflow ring has become a little loose in the time I have been using the tank but is still tight enough to hold position.

Pros

Alpha Zip Mod

  • Very good quality – Excellent manufacture
  • Very good design
  • Easy to use
  • Easily understood menu system
  • Good battery life

MAAT Tank

  • Good looking tank
  • Excellent coil life
  • Good flavour and vapour production

Cons

Alpha Zip Mod

  • No concerns at all with this mod

MAAT Tank

  • Drip tip style (it’s a cover I can’t use my own 810 tips)
  • Fill port
  • AF ring has become a little loose with use

Final Review Verdict

To be honest I found it hard to find points I didn’t like about the Voopoo Alpha Zip Kit, the size of the whole kit is perfect for me and my meaty hands, although I can see where some might not like the weight! Overall I think VooPoo have done a stellar job with both the mod and the tank, I would highly recommend this kit.

Would I buy the Voopoo Alpha Zip kit if it got lost or damaged? One word folks! “Yes”

Have you used this kit? We’d love to here your thoughts in the comments below!

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REVIEW OVERVIEW
Kit Build Quality
10
Kit Design
10
Flavour
9
Vapour
9
Ease Of Use
9
Battery Life
9
Replace If Lost Or Damaged?
10
Kevin Jeffrey
Hi my name is Kevin, I started vaping back in 2009 mainly because my little boy at 3 years old was starting to copy the way daddy smoked a cigarette! Over the years I have gained a good amount of experience with different types of vaping hardware but I'm just a normal guy who enjoys sharing my experiences. This is why I started my Youtube vape review channel in 2014. To date the channel has had over 500,000 views. Being disabled, vaping has given me a gateway to meeting people from all different walks of life, many of those I would not have met under other circumstances. The way I look at my reviews is, if I can convince just one person to give up the stinky’s my job is done. I class myself as a tinkerer as I like to take things apart to see how they work and put them back together, yes that includes e-cigarette mods! One day I would like to be able to design my own mod. I am a dedicated father, and husband to my sweetheart of nearly 30 years! Family to me comes before anything else.

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