Voopoo Drag 2 Kit Review | A Worthy Successor to the Drag?

Spyros Papamichail
January 27, 2019

Product intro and specs

The Voopoo Drag 2 kit features the dual-18650 Drag 2 mod and the Uforce T2 sub ohm tank. The original Drag was a best seller for a bunch of reasons: it came with the very accurate GENE chip, started the whole rapid-firing craze with its 0.01 sec firing speed, and all of that at a very affordable price tag. That said, it did have its shortcomings, as even 24 mm atomizers were protruding slightly, the battery door had a bit of a play and the paint on the black version was susceptible to scratches and wear.

Let’s see if and how the Drag 2 addresses these issues and how the kit performs overall.

Price: $69.95 (at MyVPro)
Colors: Dawn, flame, fire cloud, aurora, ink, scarlet, puzzle, island

Specifications

  • Power range 5 – 177 watts
  • Resting current: ≤10uA
  • Output voltage: 0 - 7.5 volts
  • Output current: 0 - 40 amps
  • Battery: 2 x 18650
  • Resistance range: 0.05 - 5 ohms
  • Temperature range: 100-315 °C / 200 - 600 °F
  • Upgraded function: Yes
  • Weight: 158 (±2) grams
  • Material: zinc alloy & resin

Kit Content

  • DRAG 2 177W
  • UFORCE T2 (5ml)
  • UFORCE U2 (pre-installed)
  • UFORCE N3 (included)
  • Glass tube (3.5ml)
  • Sealing O-ring x 7
  • USB cable
  • GENE chip card
  • User manuals
  • Warranty card

The mod: Drag 2

Voopoo Drag 2 Review

The Drag 2 is a dual-18650 mod that fires up to 177 watts. It comes only in black, but with a variety or resin color options to pick from. I received the “fire cloud” one, which, unfortunately, is my least favorite of the bunch. It still looks good, it’s just that the others look even better in my opinion. Thankfully, the white part of the large DRAG branding on the back of the mod is toned down a bit compared to the original, giving it a more discreet look. And the edges are rounded this time, making it much more pleasant to hold.

The mod weighs 157 grams, around 50 grams lighter than the original Drag. The paint job feels much better too; my OG Drag has scratches all over the place, but it seems like they have fixed this issue now. The magnets of the battery door are very strong, but as with the first Drag, there is a bit of a play there. No rattle or anything like that, but you can move the door with your hand.

The screen is ok; it is clear and easy to read, but black and white and relatively dim. The buttons are clicky and feel like they’ve been also upgraded since the original Drag. Atomizers with a diameter of 25 mm sit flush with the edges, but there’s a slight gap due to the lifted 510 platform. Frankly, I have no idea why they went with that design. It might take you a while to notice, but after that chances are you are going to be annoyed like I am.

Screen info

  • Dual-battery monitoring
  • Resistance
  • Voltage
  • Puff duration
  • Mode

Operations

  • Five clicks of the power button to turn the device on and off
  • Three clicks to change mode (Power, FIT, TC — Custom mode can be found in sub menus)
  • Pressing + and – gets you to the sub menu of each mode
  • While in TC mode: 4 clicks to adjust wattage
  • While in Custom mode: 4 clicks to adjust wattage or temperature curves
  • Fire and + locks the device (can still fire)
  • Fire and – changes screen orientation

Menu Options

  • Power mode sub menu: M (Custom mode), SN (serial number), VER (firmware version)
  • TC sub menu: M (Custom mode), Ω-set (sets resistance), F (sets TCR)

The menu system takes some time to get used to, but I wouldn’t call it complicated. The mod adjusts in 1-watt increments, but doesn’t accelerate and also doesn’t round-robin. It is pretty fast though.

Voopoo Drag 2 Review

The GENE chip is known for its power mode performance and accuracy, and the Drag 2 is excellent in that regard. Temperature control, on the other hand, is meh. As with the original Drag, I found it to have excellent dry hit protection and more or less accurate temperatures overall, but a proprietary TCR numbering and, more importantly, the 80-watt limit in TC are major drawbacks. If you are thinking on using the Drag 2 for temperature control vaping with exotic coils, then you will probably be disappointed. It is fine for MTL style coils though, as you will not need the extra wattage and the default TCR works for stainless steel.

The mod also features FIT mode, which comes with three presets: FIT1 (battery), FIT2 (flavor) and FIT3 (clouds). After playing with it for a while, I believe that the only thing it does is read the resistance and set the wattage accordingly, with FIT1 being low wattage, FIT2 medium and FIT3 high. Voopoo recommends using FIT mode on the Uforce tanks, but trying it on the included coils of the Uforce T2 tank I got an underwhelming vape. They also say that the mode does not apply to rebuildables; I did try it on a 0.7-ohm MTL coil, and I found that it fired significantly higher than what I would like it to. In my opinion, the mode is the definition of hit-or-miss and I found no real use for it.

The tank: Uforce T2

Voopoo Drag 2 Review

I love the looks of the Uforce T2, it adopts a kind of a minimal design that makes it look more “professional” than your average sub ohm tank. It is around 25 mm at its base, with the bubble glass giving it an extra 3 mm. Putting it next to the T1, I could only see some minor differences. The three airflow slots are slightly larger, and the knurling has been replaced by some carved geometrical shapes, which look much better in my opinion. On top of that, the 5 mL bubble glass looks like a really nice fit, which is something that can’t be said for all sub ohm tanks out there. Capacity falls to 3.5 mL with the straight glass on, but the tank is also compatible with the rest of the Uforce glass tanks that range from 2 to 8 mL.

The tank features a push-to-fill port that’s a tad small; I had to tilt the bottle at an angle to fill it. The drip tip is 810 but the double O-rings kind, and the tank is not compatible with most Goon style 810s. I don’t understand this design choice – I have only a couple of these drip tips and tens of Goon style ones, and I am pretty sure that’s the case with many vapers out there.

Voopoo Drag 2 Review

Coils

  • U2 dual-parallel 0.4-ohm coil rated for 40-80 watts / best: 55-65 watts (included)
  • N3 triple-mesh 0.2-ohm coil rated for 65-100 watts / best: 75-85 watts (included)
  • Compatible with U2/U4/U6/U8/N1/N2/N3/R2/D4 coils

 There is also a rebuildable coil (R1) but I think Voopoo stopped producing it as it was out of stock everywhere I checked.

The airflow of the Uforce T2 is much more restricted than the three airflow slots will have you believe. Fully open it compares to the Freemax Mesh Pro with its airflow less than halfway open. For me that’s the perfect amount of airflow, but if you like a super airy direct lung draw you might want to look elsewhere.

The triple-mesh coil produces really good flavor and dense vapor. Voopoo nailed the wattage recommendation, as I found it performed better when fired at around 75-80 watts. It also wicks really well, although it started to struggle a bit over 90 watts with my high-VG juice. Don’t forget to prime it before use; there is a lot of cotton between the three mesh strips and it will take a while for e-juice to reach this area if not primed properly. There was also no spitback or gurgling, and the tank didn’t leak at all even when left open overnight.

The dual-parallel coil was a bit of a throwback, but it remains an excellent mid-wattage coil. Real good flavor and a solid option for using the Uforce T2 with a single-battery mod; as with the other coil, Voopoo is accurately recommending the 55-65 watt range. Outside of that, I’d stick to the triple-mesh coil as it is a better performer overall and will last you a fair bit longer.

Pros / Cons

  • No overhang with 25 mm tanks
  • Upgraded paint job
  • Rounded edges
  • Lighter than the original Drag
  • Fires fast and accurately
  • Different resin panels to pick from
  • Great flavor and dense vapor out of the triple-mesh coil
  • Dual-parallel coil is good for medium wattage use
  • Fully adjustable and smooth airflow
  • Raised 510 platform creates a gap
  • Limit on wattage in TC mode
  • Play on battery door
  • FIT mode is hit-or-miss
  • Tank is not compatible with Goon-style tips
  • Some might find the airflow of the T2 a bit restricted

Verdict

My biggest gripe with the Drag 2 mod is the gap created by the raised 510 platform, followed by the play of the battery door. If you don’t mind these inconveniences, and if you don’t plan on using TC mode in high wattages, then chances are you are going to enjoy it. It is reasonably priced, houses an accurate chip and fixes some of the problems of its best-selling predecessor. It’s not nearly as groundbreaking as the original Drag, but gets the job done. The pleasant surprise came from the Uforce T2 tank, which exceeded my expectations with its triple-mesh coil. With the kit priced only $10 higher than the mod on its own, it’s a no-brainer.

What do you think of the Drag 2 kit? Let me know in the comment section.

My first attempt at vaping came back in 2009 on some of the first cigalikes to ever reach Europe. A couple of attempts -- and vaping tech generations later -- I managed to quit smoking in 2016, and have since then developed somewhat of an obsession with all things vaping. When I am not consuming vape reviews I am either tinkering my NBA fantasy teams or playing board games with friends.

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Great review and very detailed too. Not a fan of regulated mods but if I ever destroy or lose my old drag this baby is in my “first to buy” list. Aesthetics is important so I guess I would buy it for the same reason I did with the first one: accuracy and precision of the gene chip for coil building safety. Thnx Spyros for an awesome review.

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