This is the only mod I have . have not delved Indepth into vaping and various options. However the big mods are unnecessary and overkill. For someone who's trying to phase out smoking. This size mod is ideal and practical. Vaping is a new niche and generates a great deal of fag fad.
These smaller compact functional mods for replacing a cigarette is the reason for the industry of Vape.
Been using the istick 30 for over a year with an old Aspire Nautilus tank. Still works great and provides enough charge for a full day. Only complaint is the tiny torx screws on the bottom started to loosen a couple months ago and I lost one. A little JB weld fixed that problem. I will be purchasing a 2nd istick and a Nautilus X tank shortly. Excellent bang for the buck.
In this erase of 200 Watt devices, a 40 Watt device seems almost an anachronism. The reality is this is still an excellent device. What really matters though is if you fit into the subset of vapets this device performs for.
What it lacks -> configurable temperature control settings, you are limited to Kanthal and Ni200.
What it gets right:
If you vape under 40 Watts, and don't use temp control this device is awesome. High quality regulation with first-rate efficiency coupled with high performance built in recharging combines for a device that just works throughout your day. I vape in between 22 and 30 Watts most of the time. My normal workday allows me to vape and then recharge which takes about 20 minutes usually. I never have to worry about being low on battery power even when I spontaneously decide to go out after work.
The feel in your hand is wonderful. The curved shape fits perfectly in your hand. The coating is very nice in your hand and very non-slip.
The feel of the buttons is excellent. Very positive, very sure, no slop whatsoever.
Bottom line - I own 4 Reuleaux DNA 200s and four of the Joyetech 200 Watt devices (as well as many other single, dual, and triple 18650 devices.) This is the one I use daily because of its excellent balance of features. I'd stayed away from this device because of the price but lucked into a couple of them cheap in a going out of business sale. After using them for a week, I'm on the site to order more at full price because they're worth every penny.
Great value and better than my original and much loved original Vapor Flask V2.1. Better tactile fire button feel than my originals hair trigger. The originals trigger would inadvertently fire and burn wick. The DNA40 board is improved with gold contacts and a larger screen. The Shark Flask body insulates the Flask from cold weather = no pixelating the screen.
My first mod was the rDNA 40. And I loved it. But the chip was the oldest version, and I wanted to upgrade. Since I heard great reviews about this device, I decided to pick it up.
At first it was awesome. Comfortable to hold, and it performed perfectly. But after 2 months, the fire button started to stick, and sometimes I can't get it to stop firing. I have to quickly take my atty off before it gets too hot and does any real damage
This Flask is an advance for the EVOLV© DNA40 board and the Vapor Flask© at a very good price point. The latest EVOLV© board is showing greater stability and the larger, protected screen is welcome. The Flask itself is more affordable, the button feel is more tactile, way faster ZIP-Charge and tooless battery caps are nice touches. The battery caps are more finicky though. The Sharkskin coating is very comfortable and compliments the ergonomic feel and design of the original Flask. Overall this is a stellar performer!
Love the feel, fit, and using this mod. Great chipset, well tooled, and comfortable in a pocket because of the curved design.
Unfortunately my unit developed a no-charging situation within a month wouldn't charge at all. The helpful staff told me that it is thankfully covered under 4 month warranty. My VaporFlask could not be repaired in-store and needed to be sent for service not a quick process. I dropped it off for repair on a Wednesday and won't have it back until Monday earliest hopefully. I was given a different type loaner unit so all is not bad.
This being my first buy into vaping, I wish I had a second mod that took the same batteries. Being hooked to a usb cable is no fun.
This is just an outstanding mod! I have never held such a wonderful ergonomic and comfortable mod before. That said, if you're a lefty.. maybe not as comfortable to use, although I use it in my left hand regularly and I don't think its uncomfortable at all.
The new features of this version of the Vapor Flask is pretty awesome. The dimmable screen is a welcome addition and the big screen is also very nice! I love the new gorilla glass cover on the screen. I personally think it looks fantastic and it makes the top nice and flush.
I know this version is not made in the USA, its made over seas, however, dont let that sway you. This thing is crafted just as nicely as the original flask that I have, I doubt anyone would really notice if you didn't tell them. It's solid feels amazing in the hand and just looks amazing!
The finish on this has to be the best version that Vapor Shark has done so far... miles above the ones on the previous DNA and rDNA devices.
With the price drop there really isnt a reason to not give this version a go... the only hold back is that you are dealing with the DNA 40 chip, which some people just dont find "good enough"... everyone wants 100+ watts these days, but with Temp Protection, the Watts don't mean as much as they did before. I used to vape over 40 all the time, I don't find that this is nessasary anymore.
All the bugs you might have heard about from the previous DNA 40 chips have been worked out, and this has not missed a step or even had a hint of a screen glitch.
Thanks for bringing the Flask to the masses!
I definitely dig the flask, i have a project subohm flaskman, and its a bit better than this unit, and the flash charge still took 5 hours to charge, but it has a great feel, i love the rubberized finish, just wish it was made in america.
I have this unit as well as a project sub ohm VF, I like the larger screen and the coating is great, also the brass battery covers and claim of faster charge. I dont like the price drop from last week because i feel like I was atken, and I dont dig non usa made boxes. all in all I like it its a great price if youve never owned a Vapor flask, but bear in mind this isnt the real mccoy. 27tubguy on youtube
great little mod, I dont dig that its not made here anymore, adn i also dont like how the price dropped 30 in 5 days, makes me feel like a sucker.
Absolutely love the product, definitely the way forward in vapeing technology and a solid machine.
The coating on the vapor flask is the same as the rdna40 device its comes off do not buy
There is a reason why Vapor Shark is an industry leader. The latest iteration of the Vapor Flask is truly a beauty to behold. I have had many mods in the past and this is by far the best mod made to date. The build quality, design, and customer service by one of the most reputable companies make this mod the current industry standard. It is truly a masterpiece and I don't say these things lightly. My history with the vapor shark is going back to the rDNA 40 and this is the pinnacle of what a DNA 40 device should be (before the 200 comes out) . If you're looking for a one of a kind mod that will never disappoint this is for you. You have to buy this product. I'm so glad I was one of the first to order and got my mod yesterday. I can't imagine a buying another mod until they come out with a Vaper Flask DNA 200. If you're looking for a unique mod, and not another cheap clone it will not disappointed. Vapor shark is known for their customer service and if you're going to spend money on a mod want to make sure you can buy from a company I can back up the customer service. Much better than trying to get something fixed from China. Vapor shark is known for their customer service and if you're going to spend money on a mod make sure you get your money's worth. If you're not into temperature control yet, buy this mod and you will be. It works great with all my TC tanks I can't imagine using anything else now . Best mod ever!