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VOOPOO Drag X2 and S2

You wait for a new Drag kit and two come along at ones! Antony got his hands on the new VOOPOO Drag X2 and S2 kits

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At the recent Vaper Expo, Voopoo launched the latest version of their ever popular Drag pod mod systems with the Drag S2 and Drag X2 kits. These have a familiar look, drawing inspiration from earlier versions but with a few key improvements and a brand new PnP X coil system. Voopoo have sent one of each of these over to me for a test drive.

Specifications

  • Drag S internal 2500mAh battery 60 watt output
  • Drag X single 18650mAh battery 80 watt output
  • New PnP X coil system
  • 5ml (2ml for TPD) top airflow pod
  • Zinc alloy and Vegan leather construction

Voopoo Drag X2 and S2 unboxing

The Drag S2 and Drag X2 both come in a wide range of colours and I was sent the Pearl White S2 and Gray Metal X2 for the review. The Gray Metal version is a colour I would have chosen for myself but the Pearl White is something I may not have considered, but this is actually quite stunning with a pearlescent finish more usually found in car paints. Both kits come with a brief instruction manual, USB-C charge cable, and two coils to get you started.

Voopoo Drag X2 vs S2

The Drag X2 and S2 both follow classic Drag pod mod designs so they feel instantly familiar and have a solid zinc alloy construction backed by a padded Vegan leather grip around the rear. The control layout is exactly the same as before with a well-positioned concave fire button up top and smaller up/down buttons lower down separated by a 0.96 inch colour screen and a USB-C charge port at the base. Fit and finish is good on both the Drag X2 and S2 with no button rattle.

Whilst the Gene TT chipset is still as solid as ever with fast reliable power delivery, it does still feature a couple of foibles in its operation. It still does the slightly annoying trick of going into a deep sleep mode after thirty minutes of inactivity and although you can lock the buttons, this also locks the power button as before. You’ll be limited to 60 watts with the smaller S2 but get 80 watts with the X2.

Voopoo Drag X2 and S2 pod fitting

Whilst the PnP X pod still sits in a large magnetic recess at the top of the Drag X2 and S2, one key change is that the airflow is no longer built into the body of the mods as this time around VOOPOO have changed the pods to a top airflow design. I’ll cover that in a bit more detail further down the page.

Voopoo Drag X2 battery bay

Whilst the Drag S2 sports an internal 2500mAh battery, the Drag X2 uses a replaceable 18650 battery and has a classic C frame design for the rear cover. It stands about 8mm taller than the S2. With a battery installed in the X2, they both feel around the same weight in the hand so it all comes down to whether you want something a little more compact with a built in battery with the S2 or prefer the flexibility of a replaceable battery with the X2.

One minor issue I did encounter with the battery door on the X2 is that there was a considerable amount of side to side wobble, it doesn’t affect the functionality and the door is still held firmly in place by magnets so it’s not going to go missing, but I did find it a bit frustrating. I couldn’t use the classic fix of squeezing the sides of the cover closed slightly for a better fit as it’s quite a thick piece (it’s built like a tank!) so I had to opt for classic bodge #2 which was to put a bit of electrical tape down either side of the battery compartment. This pretty much eliminated the annoying wobble and has made the X2 feel much better in use.

Both the Drag X2 and S2 have built-in USB-C charging capability, but as the S2 has an internal 2500mAh battery I thought it best to concentrate my charging test on that rather than the X2 where I would likely only use this as a backup function whilst away from an external charger. This hit a peak charge rate of 1.77 amps, and I came back to this after 1hr 40 minutes to find it still trickle charging at 0.003 amps with a recorded capacity of 1950mAh.

Voopoo Drag X2 and S2 coil fitting

The new PnP X pod sports an adjustable top down airflow design with an integrated drip tip and modern press fit coil design. From the product pages there will be two variants of the pods with a direct lung or mouth to lung mouthpiece but both the kits I was sent have the direct lung variety as the MTL ones are apparently only for Italy, France, and Germany. As these are review units, I got the international 5ml pods, but here in the U.K. this will obviously be limited to 2ml for TPD compliance. Sadly VOOPOO hasn't taken the opportunity to swap to a top fill system so there’s still a fill bung at the base but at least this is a decent size.

Voopoo Drag X2 and S2 coils

We have a brand new coil system in play here, the PnP X coil system. These are slightly larger than the original PnP coils but still use a FeCrAL mesh coil design so they’re suitable for those of us with nickel sensitivity issues.

Coils press fit in from the base as before, but this updated design coupled with the top airflow pod means that the airflow is now completely separated from the bottom of the pod. This means that you’ll no longer suffer from condensation or leaking issues under the coil and I can confirm that in use these have remained dry as a bone in use.

The coils also use VOOPOO’s latest thermo stable cotton and mesh coil designs for better wicking and longer coil life. I’ve always enjoyed using the PnP coils in the past and these are every bit as good, if not better, than their predecessors. The flavour on all the coils has been superb.

Pros

  • Updated leak free top airflow system
  • Classic Drag Pod mod design
  • Superb new PnP X coil system

Cons

  • Battery door wobbles on the Drag X2

Conclusion

A great update to a modern classic, the Drag X2 and S2 won’t disappoint. The updated top airflow design and new PnP X coil system perform better than ever before and manage to eliminate the issues of condensation and leaky coils at the same time which I’m sure you’ll appreciate.

I’ve been asked to start giving things a rating out of ten for the Google search algorithm and I’m happy to award these a solid 8/10.

Many thanks to VOOPOO for sending the Drag X2 and S2 over for review.

VOOPOO Drag X2 and S2 handcheck

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Antony Lord

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I was a twenty a day smoker for 25 years and like most smokers I was always going to quit "next week". Having hit my mid forties and having the usual smokers cough and difficulty with anything more than moderate exercise it was obviously time to give up the cancer sticks. I bought my first e-cigarette in 2013 when they were expensive, difficult to find and quite frankly... crap. I used it for about a week then went back to the roll ups, mark up another failed quit attempt. The fact that I had just changed jobs and was under quite a lot of stress probably didn't help. Move on to 2016 and whilst I was browsing eBay I noticed that one of the suggested items that would occasionally pop up was for a cheap e-cigarette. It looked similar to the one I'd bought 3 years earlier but it was only £5 (about 8 times cheaper than before) so I decided to give it another go on a whim. Once the kit arrived I managed to gradually replace the cigarettes with my new kit over a two month period and got into watching YouTube reviews for newer kit. My cheap and cheerful kit was replaced by a more upmarket affair, and being a noob I made a mistake once it arrived... I put in the supplied direct lung coil, this was of course a complete revelation and I haven't touched a cigarette since. Oh and I no longer spend the first five minutes of every day having a coughing fit either.

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