The Chieftain 80w Box Mod by Wotofo is Jam Packed With Features, But How Does it Stand up to Every Day Use?
Today we are looking at the Wotofo Chieftain mod which is an 80w device that is capable of using 18650 and 26650 batteries.
This was sent free of charge for the purpose of this review. As always our views are our own.
The Chieftain is available in six different colours and is priced at $59.99 direct from the Wotofo website.
See The Wotofo Chieftain Mod In Action With My Video Review
What’s In The Box
- 1 X Wotofo Serpent 50w Box Mod
- 1 X Micro USB Charge Cable
- 1 X 18650 Conversion Tube
- Instruction Manual
- Power Range: 5w – 80w
- Temperature Control (Ni/Ti/SS/TCR)
- 18650 or 26650 Powered
- Resistance: 0.09-3Ω (VW) 0.03-1.0Ω (TC)
- Material: Aluminium Alloy
- 6 Colours
- 92.5 x 43.5 x 28.5 mm
Build Quality & Design
It is a solid feeling mod. The buttons are all in great positions and there is no battery or button rattle whilst shaking the device.
Although on one of my two samples, the 510 connector on one was slightly wobbly.
The Chieftain has a matte/satin sheen to it that looks great! Mine is painted in blue which goes well with black, stainless steel and white coloured atomisers.
All the buttons protrude a decent amount from the mod and are well placed for ease of firing and adjusting the wattage without having to look and find out where they are.
Also, the Micro USB port is conveniently situated below the buttons, so you can stand the Wotofo Chieftain upright whilst charging. Although not recommended by myself, the function is there if you need to use it.
The large screen is placed on the side of the device in between the fire buttons and the +/- buttons. It is extremely easy to read in both bright and dimly lit areas and simple and easy to navigate.
How Does The Wotofo Chieftain Perform?
- A simple 5 clicks of the fire button for on and 5 clicks for off.
- Holding + and – locks the wattage at your current setting.
- Fire and + allows you to change from VW mode to the TC, TCR, Joule and DIY Modes.
- Fire and – allows you to flip the screen 180º if you want to hold it differently.
The screen is extremely simple to navigate and change between the different modes.
I think that the DIY mode is a great added bonus for more advanced vapers who are wanting to use a custom wattage setting, although I never found this function a necessity to me throughout the time that I have used it.
One negative is that there aren’t any TCR memory slots, this doesn’t effect me at all, but may do others.
Although I’m not a regular user of TC, the Stainless steel temperature control mode works very well and performed greatly in a dry cotton burn test.
There doesn’t appear to be a way of adjusting the wattage in TC mode, but the wattage that it was firing at were acceptable and I didn’t feel that it needed any more or less power.
Whilst using an 18650 battery I was getting roughly a day of use when using a 0.5ohm build around 40-50w.
When using a 26650 battery this was extended to around about one and a half days.
Using the TC mode and Output DIY mode reduced the battery life slightly when using both the 18650 and 26650 batteries.
What I Like
The Chieftain mod fits well and feels good in the hand. It feels solid and sturdy with no rattles whatsoever.
Overall a well built device with many functions if you wish to use them. I am mainly a wattage user, so the amount of functions didn’t overly appeal to me, but it may appeal to others.
The screen is easy to navigate and read. It’s conveniently situated on the side of the device.
Being able to change from an 18650 to a 26650 battery is a great option, it allows that extra bit of battery life if you need it!
What I Dislike
Well, I’m not sure if this is a negative or a positive, but I think that there are too many functions on this device that I would personally use.
I personally would have scrapped the Joule and OUTPUT DIY modes for a few extra TCR slots.
Final Review Verdict
Overall the Wotofo Chieftain is a great little mod for all vapers out there.
Maybe a little too complex for beginners, but a definite for people looking to upgrade to a single 18650/26650 device with a few more functions than a basic device.
If I lost or broke this device, would I pay to replace it?
Yes and no.
Overall it’s a brilliant bit of kit in form, but I just think that there are too many functions for the average vaper.
Yes they would be useful for some users but for me they’re not. I mainly used this in wattage mode throughout the testing period and felt no real need to use the Joule or DIY modes apart from when I had to try them out for the purpose of this review.
But for using it just with its basic functions, I would be happy to buy another!
- Fits nicely in the hand
- Easy to use
- Great screen size
- Good value for money
- 18650/26650 options
- Too many functions
- Slight 510 movement