Council of Vapor Gets Squonking With the Wraith
The Council of Vapor Wraith is an 80-watt squonking box-mod that follows the successful Mini Volt and highly anticipated Tempest boxes. The design language will be familiar to fans of previous CoV products, while the form factor is relatively small for a squonker. With the latter in mind, the Wraith can be considered a Mini Squonk of sorts. Here’s a closer look.
Wraith 80W Features
Here’s the official features list of the Council of Vapor Wraith.
- Material: Zinc, rubberized paint
- Dimensions: 88 x 59 x 25.5 millimeters
- Wattage Range: 1-80 watts
- Temperature Control: Nickel, titanium, stainless steel
- Ramp Modes: Soft, standard, powerful
- E-Liquid Capacity: Five milliliters
- Battery: Requires one 18650 battery
- Colors: Black, white
Updated July 26, 2016: Council of Vapor has notified me that it made a typo on its original information sheet regarding the Wraith’s bottle size. The correct capacity is 14 milliliters, not five milliliters.
Inside the Box and Under the Hood
For a squonk box, the Wraith is relatively small. On the flip side, its capacity isn’t enormous. There are squonk boxes that hold 10 ml of vaping e-liquid or more. The five ml capacity of the Wraith is obviously lower, but that’s the price you’ll pay for its sleek design. For many vapers, the convenience of squonking on such a small mod is worth the trade-off.
The atomizer that comes with the kit has a two-post deck. The top cap has an interesting filter that offers spit-back protection and is supposed to provide cyclonic airflow. The top cap also has adjustable airflow, allowing for flavorful single-coil builds and voluminous dual-coil setups.
The Council of Vapor Wraith is a cool little squonker.
Aesthetically, the mod has a beautiful design. Both the black and white models look slick. The rubberized paint adds to the box mod’s tactility, while the carbon fiber doors add the coolness that only carbon fiber can add. The logo…I have mixed feelings about. It’s a little gaudy and large for my tastes, but it also resembles the iconic BC Rich Warlock guitar, which is kind of cool.
A Cool Little Squonker
The Council of Vapor Wraith is a cool little squonker that’s available for around $80. As far as inexpensive squonk boxes I’ve seen, it’s easily the best-looking one I’ve come across. Its aesthetics will appeal to many vapers, which in conjunction with its low price could get people to try squonking for the first time.
As far as competition goes, the original Kanger Dripbox offers a similar form factor, albeit with an uglier design and without variable-wattage or temperature-control functionality. The larger Kanger Dripbox 160 has a better feature set, but is a larger dual-battery mod. Both versions of the Dripbox use cheaper materials. Some vapers will prefer that the Wraith offers a good feature set in a single-battery package.
What do you think of this box mod? Are you willing to give it a go? Which model looks better to you? Black or white (the correct answer is white)? Share your thoughts on this upcoming squonking box mod in the comments section.