Kangertech Dripbox Kit review by Dan Willis

Review Date: 
11.05.2016

Kangertech Dripbox Kit

Kangertech surprised many recently with the release of the Dripbox, a squonking style kit with a bottom fed RDA and a squonk style mod, but this kit has been proving to be hugely popular across the market, and it has given a lot of publicity to what was previously a niche area of the vaping market, inspiring many to form a keen interest in the world of squonking…

The Kangertech Dripbox kit is pretty much an entry level starter kit into squonking, you have the bottom fed SubDrip RDA, which must be one of the first RDAs to feature swappable pre built decks, and the DripMod, featuring a 7ml squonk bottle, a maximum output of 60w, with a fixed 3.7v output and the ability to fire resistances down to 0.2ohms. It's available in a range of different colours, and at a great price as well.

Specs

  • 22mm Width
  • Bottom Feeding Design
  • May also be Top-Filled
  • Max Wattage Output: 60W
  • Fixed Voltage Output: 3.7V
  • Minimum Resistance Supported: 0.2ohm
  • 7ml e-Liquid Capacity
  • squonk bottle
  • Use pre-built 0.2ohm drip coils or build your own
  • Adjustable Airflow
  • Requires (1) 18650 High Amp Battery (Sold Separately)
  • Micro USB Charging Port (passthrough vaping NOT supported)
  • Low Resistance Protection
  • Reverse Battery Protection
  • Low Battery Warning Indicator

What's in the box?

As usual with Kangertech products, there's loads included in the box:

  • DripMod
  • SubDrip Atomiser
  • USB Charging Cable
  • Spare Squonk Bottle
  • Replacement deck with 0.2ohm Dual Coil build
  • Cotton Pads
  • Battery Stickers
  • 2 x Spare Coils
  • Spare Screws
  • Authentication Card
  • User Manual

Looks and build quality

In hand, it's a very lightweight unit that's very simple to hold and operate. You have a responsive power button on one side, which is also responsible for powering the mod on and off, an LED indicator and on the other side of the Dripbox, a 7ml capacity squonk bottle which feeds juice up to your SubDrip RDA or your other bottom fed RDA. You can use other atomisers with the DripMod, however you must ensure these have a bottom feed pin installed. 

As with most Kangertech kits, it's a really nice looking bit of kit, available in a range of different colours, and the excellent build quality belies the cheap price tag. Kangertech do knock out smart looking kit, and the Dripbox kit is no exception to this. 

Using the Kangertech Dripbox, Airflow and Performance

Using the Kangertech Dripbox Kit couldn't be any simpler. The DripMod has a fixed power output of 3.7V, so you don't need to mess around changing power settings, and it is capable of firing resistance as low as 0.2ohms and outputting a maximum of 60W. It's a case of giving the bottle a squeeze to feed juice up to your SubDrip RDA and then hitting the power button. 

The DripMod features a squonking bottle that has a capacity of 7ml, you simply slide away the plastic cover at the base of the DripMod, pull the bottle down to get it out, fill it with juice and re-insert it, then give it a squeeze to get juice up to your atomiser. The bottle is very tactile and responsive and often only one light squeeze is enough to get the required amount of juice up to the SubDrip RDA. You can still drip juice in the traditional manner, by removing the top cap of the SubDrip RDA and dripping juice down onto your wicks.

The SubDrip RDA features the ability to remove the entire deck and swap in a new one if you so wish. I don't know whether Kangertech have plans to release pre built decks featuring builds other than the 0.2ohm build found with the Dripbox Kit, but you have a spare deck included (already built and wicked), another two coils included with a cotton pad, and these decks can be rewicked and rebuilt entirely. It's handy to be able to swap builds in and out on the move, giving you something different each time!

Building on the SubDrip RDA decks is fairly easy, even for newcomers to rebuilding.The posts are reasonably small and their is a fair amount of space to build on too, with generously sized post holes. You'll see small holes around the edge of the deck- these are the juice feed holes so when rewicking you just need to take care to make sure these are free of wick so juice can be fed up to the SubDrip RDA unobstructed.

Airflow is comprised of two adjustable cyclops airflow slots on either side of the top of the SubDrip RDA. You can adjust these by rotating the top cap, and there's plenty of airflow on offer to keep cloud chasers happy, the stock 0.2ohm build definitely puts out plenty of vapour!

Performance is actually pretty impressive. The SubDrip RDA puts out plenty of vapour with the stock 0.2ohm coils, and the flavour is very good as well, what you would come to expect from a decent rebuildable dripping atomiser. It hits pretty hard though, so be warned there! If the SubDrip RDA isn't to your tastes, you can swap in a bottom feed atomiser of your choice, I personally got great results with the Hellfire Predator RDA that has a bottom feed pin installed. Battery life I have found to be very short with the Dripbox Kit, lasting an hour or so tops with the SubDrip RDA and the 0.2ohm coils, so it's not ideal for out and about use unless you bring a stack of batteries with you. USB charging is available but be mindful passthrough is not supported so you cannot vape whilst charging. 

Conclusion

I never thought legions of people would take up squonking, until recently a niche part of the vaping market, and that they would be inspired by a device produced by Kangertech! However I've been amazed at the amount of people who have become overnight squonking converts since picking this device up. Seasoned squonkers have been impressed too, with many grabbing one of these devices as a back up, and there's good reason why too, as it's a really well made, well performing and well functioning bit of kit. 

For myself, someone who has dipped in and out of squonking for a while now, I've been impressed with how easy this device is to pick up and use. The only downside I've found to it is that the battery life is pretty poor when you use the stock 0.2ohm coils, but for an easy device to pick up and drip with whilst at home for example, this really is ideal. The squonk bottle is actually one of the best I've ever got to grips with, being very tactile and great at feeding juice up quickly to your atomiser, right down to the last drop. 

I'd hedge my bets that Kangertech have a variable wattage version of the Dripbox on the cards, they'd be mad not to given how successful this incarnation is, but for now the Dripbox offers a hassle and fuss free squonking experience that can appeal to just about anyone!

The Dripbox from Kangertech is available from www.vapour.co.uk, POTV10 will get you 10% off your order!

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 Dan Willis
Article by Dan Willis
Dan was an early adopter of vaping as a way to quit smoking and has seen and done pretty much all there is to see and do in the vaping world! From Ego batteries to mechs and from rebuildables to pods there isn't much that Dan hasn't tried.