No Jonny, it’s not the review of the Voopoo Doric…it’s the Doris!
Voopoo has for a long while, been the king of the pod mods.
Its PnP coils, coupled with its ‘Pod Tanks’ I think, were the first of their kind and had spawned a whole army of pod mods from pretty much every mainstream manufacturer over the past 2 years or so.
What’s the main noticeable feature of all the previous Pod-Tank style devices? Well… The pod tanks firstly, but secondly – The leather/pleather surround thingy.
So I guess it was only a matter of time before Voopoo design a pod mod that’s perhaps a little more simple and clean looking?
Maybe a little in looks to something like the Smok Vape Pen V2?
What Can We Expect From the Voopoo Doric 60 Kit?
The Voopoo Doric 60 is, as suggested, a 60-watt device which houses an internal 2500mAh battery.
As mentioned the device can house the PnP Pod-Tanks and comes with all the usual safety features like Short-Circuit protection, Overtime Protection and so on.
Along with those lovely features, the Voopoo Doric 60 kit is also designed with simplicity in mind thanks to just a single operation button and a simple airflow adjustment ring.
So let’s crack on with the review and see what the Voopoo Doric 60 kit is all about.
This kit was sent to me free of charge for the purpose of review.
All views and opinions are solely those of my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of others.
Inside the Box
- 1 x Doric 60 Device
- 1 x Pnp Pod 4.5ml (2.0ml TPD)
- 1 x PnP-VM5 0.2Ω Coil (40-60w)
- 1 x PnP-VM1 0.3Ω Coil (32-40w)
- 1 x Type-C Cable
- 1 x User Manual
Specs and Features
- Size: 113.45mm x 26.55mm
- Battery: 2500mAh Built-In
- E-Liquid Capacity: 4.5ml (TPD Version 2.0ml)
- Output Wattage: Maximum 60w
- Airflow – Airflow ring on top section of device
- Charging: Via USB-C Port
- Available colours: Ice Blue | Deep Sea Blue | Olive Green | Space Grey |Grapefruit Red
Design and Build Quality
Standing only 113mm tall, the Doric 60 is shorter than a number of simpler pod kits we see on the market, its cylindrical shape is ‘Inspired by the mysterious pillars of the ancient Roman pantheon‘ apparently.
Now I couldn’t tell you what the body of the device is made from, but it feels like very thin sheet metal so i would go with aluminium, however that doesn’t take away from the feel of the device as it doesn’t feel cheap, if you get what I mean.
The paint finish of the Deep Sea Blue is really nice and vibrant and is apparently ‘Scratch Resistant’ and ‘Anti-Fingerprint’
Near the top of the device itself is an airflow adjustment ring which has a slight knurl on the top and bottom edges, the AFC itself rotates 360 degrees with a nice tolerance to it, not stiff but certainly not too free-spinning.
The airflow ring will expose two fairly sizable airflow slots on either side of the device which you can tailor to you preferred along with a smaller single airflow hole for those looking for a mouth to lung experience.
At the base of the device is a tiny bit if branding but more importantly, a silicone ring which really help with keeping this device upright, its the simplest of things but its really noticeable especially when you place the device upright on a kitchen worktop or glass table.
Fairly high up the side of the device is the fire button which has a nice click to it and just above the button are three small, yet very bright LED indicators (More on the indicators later)
Opposite the fire button is the USB-C port and the device can charge at a rate of 1.6A which is fairly respectable.
The PnP Pods
The Voopoo Doric 60 kit comes with one, refillable pod which houses any of the PnP coils.
The only minor observation I would keep in mind when purchasing coils, is that the PnP-VM6 coil may not perform as you hope, considering the fact this device has a maximum 60 watt output, and the 0.15Ω VM6 coil requiring 60-80 watts to really perform.
But apart from that you’re free to use and enjoy any of the PnP coil range – I’ve tried almost all of them during my Voopoo Drag Max Review.
The Pnp Pods have a non-removable drip tip which looks and feels similar to a bog standard 510 style drip tip, but most of the magic happens on the base of the Pnp Pod-Tanks.
The underside of the Pod is where the filling port is hidden under a rubber bung and the push-fit coils fit nice and tight inside the pod.
The smoked tint of the pods have never bothered me, they’re not too dark that you cant see your e-liquid unless in good light, but they’re not too light that they look naff on black or grey devices.
Voopoo Doric 60 In the Hand
The Voopoo Doric 60 is a very lightweight, comfortable device which is definitely one for those who love to sport a nice pair of skinny jeans.
Sure it doesn’t offer much in a way of grip in the hands but the paint finish is smooth and doesn’t show finger prints hardly at all.
Due to its size and shape, its comfortable as a finger or thumb firer but I’ve found generally I thumb fire it with my pinkie resting on the base to stop me dropping the thing.
Voopoo Doric 60 Functions
There is hardly any ‘Functions’ to worry about with the Voopoo Doric 60, but you can make slight adjustments to the power output.
Here’s the bit you need to know:
- Device On/Off – 5 clicks of fire button
- Power Adjustment – Press Fire button three times to enter adjustment mode, indicator will glow solid colour. Then each press of fire button will change power mode. White is High Power, Green is Middle Power, and Blue is Low Power.
When charging, the LED indicators will glow white, and depending on your charge level, a certain number of indicators will show.
Full charge – 3 indicators lit, 30-65% charged = 2 indicators and 30% or less is 1 indicator.
You’ll know when your battery is getting low, firstly because as you vape, the device will cut-off after a few seconds and show three flashing red lights.
How Does the Voopoo Doric Perform?
In the words of the great Little Bro Vapes.. ‘This isn’t my first Rodeo‘ when it comes to Voopoo’s range of PnP coils.
For a while, the Vm5 and VM6 where my go-to coils so I’m very much clued up with how the PnP coils perform.
I dumped a load of Code Red E-Liquid by Darkstar into the Pnp Pod-Tank to see how it gets on.
It’s an 80Vg 20PG e-liquid, slightly thicker than your usual shop bought e-liquids.
Voopoo Doric 60– Flavour and Clouds
Voopoo Doric 60- the 0.2Ω VM5 Coil
Recommended between 40-60 watts but obviously with the Doric 60 device, our options are Low, Medium and High.
Leaving the airflow wide open, I personally found the ‘High’ setting my preferred which I gather is the maximum 60-watt output or there abouts.
It certainly feels similar to the 55 watts I used to enjoy this coil at.
This coil delivers very good flavour and a nice cloud to boot.
On the lower power settings, its simply a more subdued vape with less vapour production however as a little trick, if you don’t mind a little more restriction to your vape, drop the output mode to medium and the airflow 3/4 open and it still performs very well.
Voopoo Doric 60 – the 0.03Ω VM1 Coil
Recommended between 32 and 40 watts, I feel like the device puts more than 40 watts through this coil when on the ‘High’ setting, but by no means too much.
The flavour and vapour production from this coil is respectable, certainly good for fruity flavoured e-liquids, but in my experience its not quite as punchy as the VM5 and VM6 coils.
One thing to keep in mind is that with this coil, you’re lowering your wattage output and in turn using less battery.
Voopoo Doric – Battery Life & Charging
Sticking the USB-C cable into the Voopoo Doric 60 device, my clever electrical gizmo’s actually showed me a 1.8A charge-rate, a little higher than the 1.6A Voopoo has listed in the manual.
At that rate, the device still takes a fair while to charge which is understandable considering this holds a 2500mAh battery. I haven’t timed it, but after 2 hours charge, its always completely full.
2500mAh is a fair size battery for something like this device, but if you plan on chain vaping on the high setting all day, forget it.
I’ve managed almost a full day with the Vm1 coil on the high setting, but not quite. But if I’m honest, I vape quite a bit, so I imagine for the average vaper it should last a full day without any issues.
Personally I would have preferred it if the Voopoo Doric 60 housed a removable battery, particularly a 21700.
Does the Voopoo Doric Leak?
Like all PnP pod-tanks, they have a tendency to leak, and this tendency has been going on for far too long.
Some of the leakage could be down to condensation however its far too much moisture to just put down to that, the simple fact is – the coils weep, slowly but steadily so be sure to keep an eye on the contacts and the base of the pod.
- Decent flavour from both coils
- A simple to use comfortable device
- Fair battery life
- Very good paint finish
- Smooth airflow
- Bright indicators and simple system
- Silicon anti-slide ring on base deserves a mention!
- Should have been a removable 21700 (Maybe one coming in future?)
- Pod Tank still leaks a bit
- Device has a 3-second cut-off. Not quite long enough at times.
- Battery life could be bumped up a little
- Power adjustment colours Blue(L)/Green(M)/White(H) – A little odd?
Final Review Verdict
I used to start this section with ‘As the pod mod battle for domination continues’ but that really doesn’t make sense anymore. Everything has been done a thousand times now and in every which way possible.
Yet again, I think Voopoo has done something slightly clever here.
Sure there are things they could improve on. But in essence what they’ve done is create a simpler Drag X/Drag S.
No screen to worry about, no additional confusing buttons or menu’s and all condensed down into a portable tube shaped device which still uses the popular PnP coils.
All in all – A smart move by Voopoo and shows that they can do more than just create Drag after Drag after Drag.
Would this device be long lasting and still work 3, 6 or even 12 months from now?
The build quality of this device is respectable, and its simplicity should mean it’ll last well.
Sure after 12 months, the battery may be struggling to hold a full charge or deliver its maximum power output which is why I would prefer an external battery, but for simplicity it’s top marks.
Does this device deliver the flavour, vapour and general experience I require, in order to be enjoyed?
I’ve always been impressed with the PnP coils – since they first hit the scene they’ve been very much enjoyed.
I do think mesh coils have improved by other manufacturers but the PnP coils are still up there as one of the better ones.
Is this device versatile to suit a new vaper, and an experienced one a like?
The Voopoo Doric 60 sits in a weird category for vapers.
Not particularly something that the long-term experienced hobbyist would go for, nor is it specifically designed for a new vaper.
It sits somewhere between a new vaper, and the long termer. Someone who’s dabbled in vaping, mostly small style pod kits and wants to learn a thing or two about Direct Lung Vaping and start ‘Chuckin’ Some Clouds’
That’s something the low resistance PnP coils are particularly good at, whilst delivering decent respectable flavour.
Have you bought the Voopoo Doric 60 kit?
Or have you given it a try?
Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below.