Today I’ve got my greasy mitts on the latest offering in the Drag series – the Voopoo Drag M100S Kit.
The Drag is Voopoo’s most revered symbol.
Created for major cloudage it’s undergone some serious changes along the way with Metal, Leather and Wood effect materials giving dramatic and aesthetically pleasing devices.
The original Drag 157 (I still have mine!) was designed for use with sub ohm tanks. If memory serves me it was a standalone Box Mod. It’s testament to the popularity – you can still pick it up today, years after initial release.
We also saw those incredible PnP mesh coils for the first time.
The ever popular GENE chip also evolved and adapted along the way. It’s as synonymous with Voopoo as the Drag itself is.
With the designs of current vape devices it really does feel like we’re ushering in a new generation.
The Drag M100S is the latest.
Can you believe it’s the 28th device in the series?
Please note: We’ve already paid close attention to the included sub ohm tank in two previous reviews. As a standalone product with the Voopoo UFORCE L tank review as well as in the Voopoo DRAG 4 review.
Head over to either of those reviews for more detailed thoughts and opinion.
Today I’ll be concentrating on what the Mod has to offer and of course checking how the included coils respond for flavour and vapour production.
What Can We Expect From the Voopoo DRAG M100S Mod?
We’re basically getting the same operational features as the Drag 4. Whereas the Drag 4 used dual 18650 batteries the Drag M100S uses either a single 18650 (with the supplied adaptor) or a 21700 battery.
The Drag 4 was a more powerful beast with 177W output and the Drag M100S is capable of 100W.
When it comes to aesthetics it’s a completely different vape story. Being a single battery device there’s no need for the traditional classic box design. Instead we get a much slimmer, tubular style Mod that fits perfectly in the hand.
And boy is that design a little bit special!
So as I’ve already alluded to, functionality remains the same as the Drag 4.
The GENE TT2.0 chipset returns with Smart, RBA (Variable Wattage) and ECO modes as well as an upgraded temperature control mode. The latter being something particularly important to Voopoo since they’ve accurately identified the four most popular wire types used by DIY vapers.
The independent dynamic toggle switch has made its way over too, preventing the device from accidentally firing when in a purse or pocket. Always a great feature.
It can be also be programmed to simply lock wattage while vaping or used as a fast way to turn the device on or off.
In fact the screen size and layout is the same as the Drag 4 – that does include the five digit puff counter in case you were wondering.
I’ve been provided with the TPD version of the Drag M100S kit. It includes the 2ml capacity UForce L tank. There’s also a standard / US version which includes a 5.5ml tank.
You can pick the device up in six colours. Silver/Black, Red/Black, Cyan/Blue and Pearl White make up the matte series and Black/Dark wood and Antique Brass/Padauk for the wood finish variations.
What’s In the Box?
- Voopoo Drag M100S device
- UForce L tank (2ml)
- PnP TW15 (0.15ohm) mesh coil
- PnP TW20 (0.20ohm) mesh coil
- Spare glass tube
- 18650 battery adaptor
- Silicon rubber pack
- Type C USB charging cable
- User manual
- Safety card
Drag M100S Mod
- Dimensions: 90 x 36 x 30mm
- Material: Curved Zinc Alloy + Padauk / Dark wood
- Output: 5 – 100W
- Output voltage: Max 8V
- Resistance range: 0.05 – 3.0ohm
- Charging voltage: Type C 5V / 2.5A
- Battery: Single 18650 / 21700 (not included)
UForce L Tank
- Dimensions: 58 x 25.5mm
- Material: Stainless steel / Pyrex glass
- Capacity: 2ml / 5.5ml
- Airflow: Top adjustable airflow
- Filling: Quarter turn top fill
- Coils: Compatible with all PnP coils
- Drip tip: Delrin 810 removable
- Connection: Gold plated 510 threaded
- 510 heat sink base design
Design and Build Quality
This one’s a bit special!
It’s taken an 800° Celsius Hot Forging process and eight different “Nanometre Scale” polishing processes to get where we are with the aesthetics of the Drag M100S Mod.
Now I don’t really know what any of that means but here’s my translation. It’s a sleek, sexy looking bugger and I don’t think I’ve reviewed a device so elegantly designed.
I don’t think any of the pictures I put here will do it real justice. One thing’s for sure it’s not the Silver/Black version as stated on the sample packaging. Neither does it resemble Cyan/Blue – it’s more of an ice Blue.
So I’m a bit confused.com over that one.
Whatever the case, it’s an absolute joy to behold. The main tubular shell exudes polished Silver panels that range from dark to light, creating a spectrum of colour tones very pleasing to the eye.
The front panel appears to be a mix of Silver and Ice Blue depending on how the light catches it. Groovy, baby!
A harmonious collection of colours. That’s my take on the appearance.
So free from the constraints of dual battery use, the Voopoo Drag M100S becomes a very comfortable device to hold. The fire button, adjustment buttons and toggle switch are all easily accessible although the polished finish does reduce some of the grip.
The Gold plated 510 pin is spring loaded and tank sizes of up to 26mm should be compatible without overhang. The plate also sits nice and flush so don’t expect any nasty gaps between tank and Mod.
The layout on the front panel is identical to that of the Drag 4 with one exception. The dynamic manual locking toggle switch is now below the two adjustment buttons.
All buttons are as clicky and responsive but the display on the Drag 4 is much brighter than the M100S.
A decently recessed USB charging port sits below the buttons and you’ll have no issues charging the Mod in a vertical position.
That’s not something I would personally recommend, though. A dedicated external charger is always the best way to top up those batteries.
On the subject of batteries, we get a choice – either 18650 or 21700. Voopoo have provided an adaptor should you decide to go with 18650’s. Just remember you’ll get more clout and longevity out of a 21700.
Inserting a battery couldn’t get much easier and it looks like Voopoo have gone all out with their spring loaded door.
Using a finger nail, push forwards in the direction of the arrow to open the spring loaded battery door. Once the battery is inserted (follow the polarity markings inside the mod and battery door) you can just snap it back into place.
Quick Start Guide
How To Use the Voopoo DRAG M100S Mod
It’s the usual five clicks of the fire button to turn the device on or off, but there’s also another way with the Drag M100S Mod. We’ll get onto that shortly.
Use the up and down buttons to make adjustments whilst in any mode.
To access the menu screen press and hold the up and down adjustment buttons together. From here you can select any of the following with a single press of the fire button.
Mode – Choose from Smart, RBA, ECO or temperature control mode
Smart mode automatically detects the best setting for the coil. You won’t be able to adjust wattage outside of its parameters.
RBA mode basically mimics standard variable wattage mode. You’ve free reign to adjust between 5 – 100W.
ECO mode works efficiently with the GENE TT2.0 chip to stabilise power as the battery drains. This means you’ll get more vaping time from your battery.
Temperature control mode is there for the DIY’er. Nichrome, Stainless Steel and Titanium wire types are all catered for.
While on the menu screen you can also reset the puff counter, change the colour scheme of the display (Classic, Green, Pink, Purple or yellow) or discover your chip ID and level code.
Dynamic Switch Toggle
This is where things get interesting, demonstrating the versatility of the GENE TT2.0 chip.
Inside the menu screen there’s also an option to adjust the functionality of the toggle switch. Select it and you can decide how it reacts when used.
You can choose to have it lock (or unlock) the device. When locked, the device will not respond to any button presses. It can be used to turn the device on or off (very convenient option) or simply lock the wattage while you continue to vape.
Interestingly, the manual makes mention of a ‘display time’ setting. It doesn’t actually feature in the menu settings. Since it takes 30 seconds to time out this would have been a useful option, maybe even sparing valuable battery life too.
Safety Features & A Word On Battery Use
The Voopoo Drag M100S is protected against numerous safety issues that may arise during use.
On each occasion the screen will alert on the current issue. All of the above can be avoided with due care and consideration of the product.
I’d also like to take a moment to remind you about battery safety. If your battery wrap is torn or peeling, please replace it before using with the product. If damaged, discard of in a responsible way.
And never, ever place batteries in a trouser pocket, purse or bag unless inside a dedicated container.
How Does the Voopoo DRAG M100S Perform?
For a more detailed look at how the Voopoo UForce L tank performs check out our review here.
What I’ll do here is give a brief run down of how the tank and mesh PnP coils respond to the new Drag M100S Mod.
PnP TW20 0.2ohm Mesh Coil (40-55W)
The Mod was already set to Smart mode, determining the best power setting for the coil as being 50W. So that’s what I went with.
The Drag M100S delivers power instantly to the coil. There’s no ramp up period and it really does feel as though 50W is being pushed straight out, and constantly too.
Even though the voltage reads around 3.4V the flavour and vapour production from the PnP mesh coil is insane! These are thick clouds, full of density and plumes.
The milky notes of the E-liquid project themselves nicely on the exhale and the Strawberries taste clean and fresh.
You’re not going to get too much in the way of warmth with these coil parameters but for fruity, Menthol and Icy vapes it more than delivers the goods
PnP TW15 0.15ohm Mesh Coil (55-70W)
This time I used Doozy Temptations Muffin Delight. Another 70VG/30PG blend with 3mg freebase nicotine included.
In Smart mode and running at 80W (as suggested by the GENE chip – even though it falls outside recommended coil parameters) there’s clearly a difference in performance.
I’d have to say there’s a touch more concentration to the flavour and slightly more warmth generated during inhale. It’s still running at a conservative 3.4V but the bakery and Cinnamon notes absolutely pop along.
Vapour production is once again crazy and wild yet incredibly satisfying – you’ll be filling a room in no time at all.
It also doesn’t take long to get through a 2ml tank. Mine lasted for around half an hour before needing a top up.
A great coil to use for bakery, pastry, spicy and dessert based flavours!
The PnP mesh coils are perfectly suited to the Drag M100S Mod. And with this particular coil you are getting the chance to push its capabilities to the max, especially if using a single 18650 battery.
- Superb ramp up time with the PnP mesh coils
- Power is instant and remains consistent throughout use
- Smart mode works a treat and useful for the newer vaper
- ECO mode does improve battery life
- Comfortable in the hand and aesthetically pleasing
- Easy to navigate menu screens
- Dynamic switch is a useful function – you’ll use it more often than you think
- Not the brightest of screens so difficult to view in direct sunlight
- Fire button has a habit of falling asleep if left for periods of time
Final Review Verdict
ECO mode will instantly drop voltage output to the coils, regardless of wattage setting. And you will notice a slight difference to the vape as a result. The vapour quality is still insane but flavour does dip slightly.
I guess that’s the price you pay for extended battery life.
I was quite happy using Smart mode, safe in the knowledge I wasn’t placing excessive demands on whichever coil was installed.
As expected from any GENE chip the Drag M100S is very trigger happy. Power to the fire button is instantaneous. Power that delivers consistently throughout each vape. The performance from the battery seems to be incredibly stable.
What we’re essentially getting of course is the same tech as found in the DRAG4.
The hinged battery door has had an improved and updated design. Ease of use springs to mind.
The dynamic switch, while not new to the series is still a great idea. Being able to program its functionality using the GENE TT2.0 chip just adds to the appeal.
Aesthetically the Drag M100S is one of the best looking Mods I’ve come across in a long time. There are areas where it’s prone to finger prints but the scale polishing process looks capable of withstanding a few knocks and scratches.
The included mesh PnP coils are ideally suited to the power capabilities of the Mod too. That much was evident by the performance quality of both.
To conclude, the Drag M100S is a great device. Yes, it retains all the features of the Drag 4 and the GENE TT2.0 chipset. Yes, it doesn’t really bring anything new to the vaping table either, but if you value flavour and vapour production over additional power the device is more than worthy of consideration.