Voopoo Drag M100s kit
At Vaper Expo in May, Voopoo were showing off the Drag M100s, the latest entry in their Drag series of mods. This takes the robust Gene TT 2.0 chip from the Drag 4 and places it in a much more svelte package utilizing a single 21700 battery which still gives you up to 100 watts of power for everyday use.
- 90 x 36.8 x 30 mm
- 129.3 grams (M100s mod)
- Single 21700 battery with onboard 2 amp charging
- Output 5~100watts / 8volts
- Resistance range 0.05~3.0ohms
- UForce-L tank included in full kit
- PnP coil compatible
The Drag M100s kit comes in two varieties:
- A “Matte finish series” featuring bold metallic colours in silver/black, red/black, and cyan/blue. These have colourful side panels with a distinctive diamond cut pattern around the sides and an anodized frame in a matching colour.
- A “Wood finish series” with wood finish side panels in black/dark wood and Brass/Padauck. With these the side panels have a rich wooden finish with a solid black or antique brass chassis.
Whilst I was looking at these at Vaper Expo, the standouts for me were the metal finish kits with the bold coloured side panels. Whilst the black and dark wood version came a close second, I can’t say I was overly keen on the Brass and Paduak wood one but this is more down to personal taste, I’m sure someone out there will think it’s a thing of beauty and you can’t fault Voopoo for offering something that stands out from the usual stainless steel, gunmetal, and black kits that have become the mainstay of the industry. With this in mind, I was more than happy when the silver and black version landed on my door mat.
Inside the full Drag M100s kit you will also get the rather good UForce-L tank, a brief user guide, USB-C cable, spare O-rings, and two PnP coils all contained in a small box plus an 18650 battery adapter hidden inside the mod. Full marks to Voopoo for including a small battery safety information card in the package as well.
The main star of the show here is of course the Drag M100s mod itself. This is a fairly compact single battery mod with a teardrop design and softly rounded edges making it comfortable to use for either trigger or thumb firing. Those bold coloured side panels really set this off well in the light, although on this silver and black version the main chassis and bold spine running down the back of the device can become a bit of a fingerprint magnet in day to day use.
All the buttons have nice tactile feedback and are slightly raised off the front of the chassis with a concave finish making them easy to locate with your fingers. Once again, we have a vibrant full colour display which is well laid out and easy to read, and I particularly like the large wattage readout at the top of the screen. The sub menu is accessed by pressing the up and down buttons giving you a range of power and temperature control modes, I’ve primarily stuck to the RBA mode which is basically your standard wattage mode without any restrictions based on the coil resistance you’re using, and you have a full 100 watts to play with here. As this uses a 21700 battery, you get decent battery life, and the eight volt output also ensures you get a fairly consistent vape right up until the last few percent of your battery capacity as well.
At the very bottom of the control panel, you have the mode switch first introduced on the Drag 4 mod, and this can be set to lock all the buttons (including the power button), lock the up/down buttons leaving the power button active, or turn the mod on/off. The buttons all require a fairly definite click to activate so I don’t tend to find my wattage being accidentally adjusted in use so I’ve found the on/off functionally the most helpful here and it’s become my default setting, this is particularly useful if you’re putting the Drag M100s in a pocket for example.
On top there is a spring loaded 510 plate, this is pretty flush with the main chassis so I would be worried about potential atty rash here over the longer term. On the plus side, you have a surprisingly large platform to work with a slight bevel at the edge meaning that anything up to 29 mm will fit on here without issue.
The battery compartment is accessed from the base of the mod with a spring loaded latch mechanism. This has been easy to use and robust in use meaning that I’ve never found myself chasing after a wayward battery so you shouldn’t encounter any problems with batteries coming loose in pockets and the like. This passed my oversized battery tests although I’m not so sure how relevant that is now as modern 21700’s are a fairly consistent size these days, and the spring loaded battery contact at the other end of the battery tube takes up any slack, so you won’t feel your battery shifting about in use.
You have on board 2amp charging via the USB-C port on the front of the M100s. In my test, this actually hit a peak charge rate of around 2.35 amps and whilst the mod remained cool, the battery obviously got quite toasty so I’m not sure how keen I’d be on using this feature day in day out. Whilst this is a handy feature in emergencies, I much prefer using a dedicated charger in any case and would recommend that you do the same (this applies to any mod).
The full Drag M100s kit comes with the UForce-L tank which I’ve used before. This is a superb sub ohm tank utilizing the ever popular PnP coils which are press fit in from the base. The top airflow design means you shouldn’t encounter any leaking, but from previous experience, you do need to hold this tank bolt upright whilst filling and keep an eye on the small port where air is escaping from the tank, hold this at an angle or fill too quickly and you’ll soon find yourself covered in e-liquid that has made a break for it, you have been warned!
Two coils are included, and these are the higher power 0.15 and 0.2ohm Kanthal mesh coils with dual heating zones. These are superb little coils, as are any of the PnP coils to be honest, so you should be more than happy here.
As Voopoo now has a UK office this is the first time I’ve been sent a TPD compliant kit and I found out how they achieved the 2ml capacity required by law here. The tank is significantly shorter than its international counterpart. Whilst you do get a spare glass section included, I was disappointed to find that this was also a 2ml straight glass, a larger bubble section would have made a much better option here especially with the choice of included coils as they can be a bit on the thirsty side.
- Compact 21700 mod
- Solid performance from the Gene TT 2.0 chip
- Function switch
- UForce-L tank uses PnP coils
- No bubble glass with the TPD compliant kit
Another solid entry from Voopoo, the Drag M100s kit takes all the design cues from the Drag 4 and shrinks it down into a much more pocket friendly single battery package whilst still retaining the core functionality and performance of the Gene TT 2.0 chip. The included UForce-L tank alongside the PnP coils is a great little sub ohm tank although it does feel like it’s been cut off at the knees a bit in this TPD edition, and the lack of a bubble glass really hurts here. I’d perhaps suggest using some of the lower powered PnP coils here to compensate for the lack of capacity.