We are in the midst of a full-blown squonking craze. Where once it was common to hear phrases like, “Squonking? WTF is that?”. It is now nearly impossible to leave the house without hearing a passionate vaper waxing lyrical about their beloved “squonk” setup.
In the past couple of months CoilArt, Vandy Vape, iJoy and HCigar have all contributed kits to this category and Geek Vape are following suit with their newly released, Athena squonk setup.
Retail Price: $69.99 – $82.50
Color: SS, Black, Gunmetal, Blue
Though it may seem fairly obvious to vape veterans, squonk devices arose out of the need to offer dripping enthusiasts a practical, “all-in-one” vape solution. As such, they typically contain a built-in e-juice container – ranging in capacity from 7-10 mL – and are compatible for use with all bottom-fed atomizers.
As you would expect, “squonkers” come in both unregulated and now regulated varieties. Geek Vape has opted for an unregulated, full mechanical setup, which they have paired with a matching, bottom-feeding RDA. The Athena Squonk setup is the end result – an elegant and modern, AIO Kit that merges mech-like performance with cutting-edge design.
The patterned, aluminium and stainless steel body houses an internal, 6.5 mL silicone bottle that is neatly positioned parallel to the single 18650 cell required for operation. Additional functional features include a large, front facing firing button that is paired with a handy “locking switch” to prevent you from accidentally setting your pants on fire!
The paired, Athena comes with an exposed, postless build deck. A design that is gaining popularity amongst coil builders with devices such as the Hellvape Dead Rabbit. Accommodating an endless variety of coil sizes and configurations, this RDA is easily adaptable to any vaping preference. But just to be on the safe side, an auto adjusting 510 pin is included to accommodate a variety of BF atomizers.
Affordable squonk setups seem to be popping up all the time. I must admit that even my own interest has been piqued by the recent flurry of releases so the Athena caught my eye. Given its mid-range price point and attractive aesthetics, it looks like a worthy contender in the burgeoning squonk wars.
Is anyone else as keen as I am to take this setup for a spin?