We’re out to review another Vaptio product, and while liked the first one we reviewed, we didn’t fall in love with it. Will the Vaptio Wallcrawler 80W vape kit strike a chord as a lower watter box mod that can appeal to the masses? Let’s see how it stood up to our rigorous review.
It seems that Vaptio is insistent on keeping with the super hero theme, coming as close as they can to being stealing branding without actually copying. In this case, you’ll find a very hero-like spider logo along one side of it. Certainly you can say it is in keeping with the wall crawler name, but we think they’re hinting at something more… bitten by a radioactive spider?
The vape mod itself will remind you an awful lot of the eLeaf Pico or the Smok AL85. It’s small and uses the same type of battery cap as those popular box mods. Along one side is the sizeable fire button, while the front of it features a great looking 1.3” colour screen. Below that screen you’ll find the +/- buttons.
In terms of build, one of the first things you notice is how lightweight this box mod is. In general, that’s a good thing, but we did notice some parts of it that were made from a hard plastic. Certainly that’s lighter than a metallic alloy, but it does bring down the quality feel a tad. The rest of this vape mod felt well built and well designed, and the same goes for the Frogman tank that comes in this kit. It just is able to fit on top without infringing on the battery cap that sits next to the spring-loaded 510 threading.
To see if this box mod has special spidey powers, we took it out for a nice long test drive. We mainly used the Frogman tank and the two sub ohm coils that come with it. This is a lower powered vape mod as it is only rated up to 80 watts. However, we don’t think it ever got quite that high. Still, there was definitely enough power for the included tank and we never felt underpowered. It also has one of the fastest ramp ups we have seen in a very long time.
We mostly used this in its variable wattage mode, because temperature control with this device wasn’t always accurate. That being said, it was able to make use of its power and product some really nice clouds. Those came with great flavour profiles too, and all of this from a rather small device. In terms of performance, it certainly look likes the Pico and AL85 have some real competition now, and no spider superpowers were needed to get there.
It may be small, but this box mod can do anything the big boys can. It comes with you variable wattage mode which is on the mark in terms of accuracy. What was less so was the temperature control mode. It’s good for stainless steel, titanium, and nickel, but it fluctuated greatly. It didn’t take long before we kind of gave up on this mode, especially since the other ones worked so well. In addition to the variable wattage mode, both the TCR and bypass modes worked marvelously.
Here’s a list of the important features:
Here’s a list of the important features:
- 1 to 80W Power Output
Bypass Output Modes
- Resistance Range: 0.05-3.5 ohm
- Temperature Range: 100-315C/200-600F
- Uses One 18650 Battery
- 1.3” TFT Screen
- Spring Loaded 510 Threading
- Size Specs: Depth 19mm/ Width 11mm/ Height 46mm
- 1 Vaptio Wallcrawler 80W Box Mod
- 1 Frogman Tank
- 1 0.15ohm Coil Head
- 1 0.40ohm Coil Head
- 1 Bag of Spare parts
- 1 User Manual
Ease of Use:
We will say that Vaptio seems to make really easy to use box mods. The menu is always really clear, and in this case on the large 1.3” color TFT screen it was even more so. Getting to the function you needed was a painless process and the 510 threading was nice and smooth.
The includes Frogman tank was fairly simple to use, if not a little old school. Filling the e-liquid is done from the top, but you actually have to unscrew the entire drip tip to get there. This was considered normal up until recently, when push-aside tips became all the rage. Now you could always add the Vaptio Throne tank and it’s 2-step coil change to your collection, as it works well with the Wallcrawler, but the Frogman works just fine. Unscrew the top, drop into the hole, and screw back on. Still rather simple. The battery life also held up well, taking us through most of the day at normal vaping conditions.
Coming in at only £44.99, this is definitely priced to sell well. The fact that this includes a tank and two coils, and that you only need a single 1860 battery to run it, makes this price even more worthwhile.
The Vaptio Wallcrawler 80W vape kit is another in a string of box mods that the company has pushed out recently. It seems like they are trying to find that right formula, but that most of their products miss on one or two points. Here we would have liked to have seen a design without any plastic at all, and have it packaged with the Throne tank. For those of you who use temperature control a lot, then you’ll have to beware the performance of this box mod and be sure to check on the latest firmware upgrades.
Yet, this box mod is still a great contender for its bracket. The small vape mod niche demands certain things out of their products. They want them to be small, look good, vape great, and have excellent battery life. Even with its down points, the Vaptio Wallcrawler still answers affirmative on most of those questions. If you’re looking for a small vape that can give you very good performance while remaining lightweight, this may be the box mod you’ve been looking for. It does have some existing competition, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see Vaptio take the strides needed to quickly stay relevant with similar vape mods.