First Look: Kangertech DRIPBOX 160


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Kangertech continues to crank out new product. Their latest is the second version of their DRIPBOX line of bottom feeding (or squonking) kits. I haven’t been this eager to try out a new product in some time.

Like the first DRIPBOX (see that review here), the DRIPBOX 160 comes packaged with a mod, the Dripmod 160, and an RDA, the Subdrip 160 which has adjustable airflow. Also included; two pre-wrapped coils, a micro USB charging cable, a replacement 7.0 ml ejuice reservoir (one comes already installed in the Dripmod) an accessory kit and a manual.

DRIPBOX 160 displayWhere the two differ is that the DRIPBOX 160 is a temperature control and variable wattage device with an LCD display and “+” and “-” buttons. The original DRIPBOX is a non-adjustable 60 watt device. The Kangertech DRIPBOX 160 has a wattage range of 7 – 160 watts and a temperature range of 200 F – 600 F and 100 C – 315 C. It will fire coils made of Ni 200, Titanium, Nichrome and Stainless Steel in temperature control mode.

The DRIPBOX is powered by two 18650 batteries (not included) and Kangertech recommends using batteries with a minimum output of 30A. The batteries can be charged while still in the mod via the micro USB port on the front of the Dripmod. Five clicks of the fire button turn the unit on and off.

Apart from how ejuice is fed to the coil; by traditional dripping or squonking by squeezing the plastic reservoir to force ejuice to the bottom of the coil, the Dripmod operates much like Kangertech’s KBOX mods. Click the fire button three times to cycle through the temperature control materials till you’ve selected the type you’ve attached; Nickel 200, Titanium, Nichrome or Stainless Steel. The final option is power or variable wattage mode.

To flip the display 180 hold in the “+” and “-” buttons at the same time. You can switch the backlight of the display by holding in the fire and “+” buttons simultaneously. Holding in all three buttons at the same time locks the device.

DRIPBOX 160 rearI filled the reservoir with Lumberjack Delight ejuice from my local vape shop, Vapes Gone Wild, and dripped some into the Subdrip 160 RDA to saturate the cotton. With the Dripmod 160 set to Nichrome in temperature control mode I put the temperature at 350 F and gave it a first vape. Then I increased the temperature in 25 increments, first to 375 F and then 400 F. As you would expect, the vapor got a little warmer and fuller with each increase.

The flavor was full and rich and the vapor itself plentiful at each temperature setting. The DRIPBOX 160 performed very well in this first test. The body of the mod is a little chunky in size and shape, especially after spending so much time using mods with a more rectangular shape. But it feels good and substantial in my hand.

I’ll be using the Kangertech DRIPBOX 160 extensively for a week or two and then will post a full, in-depth review. Follow Seven Report on Twitter or Facebook to make sure you’re notified when that review is live.

Thanks again to our friends at Kangertech for providing the DRIPBOX 160 for Seven Report to review. Kanger has been tremendous about keeping us supplied with their latest products, and there have been quite a few of them in the last couple of months.

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Kangertech offers the DRIPBOX 160 in black, white or silver and lists the MSRP as $76.90. It’s available for pre-order on a number of websites. When I find a Seven Report review product supplier who carries it I’ll post a link here and will definitely have a link to where you can purchase it in the full review article.

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