We all know that gnomes are normally found at the end of the garden, well this month there’s one at the end of my Box Mod. Wismec have once again teamed up with eponymous designer Jaybo to bring their latest offering to the vaping world.
First thing’s first, this is a very squat and quite beefy looking tank, however, it still meets the 2ml fill capacity required by the TPD, so it’s happy days. It comes in black and is adorned with a wide diameter drip-tip. In all fairness it’s almost wide enough to be considered a chuff cap. This is great for me as a I like to take a hearty hit of cloud.
Changing the coil is a breeze, and this is a fairly standard assembly, helped by good quality machining and well-constructed materials – synonymous with Wismec’s productions.
There is something new though that’s a little bit swish, and to begin with, mildly frustrating. I spent ten minutes trying twist off the top to fill Gnome but to no avail.
Being a simple man I don’t generally refer to manuals – it’s an hereditary thing - my dad once spent two weeks trying to get the new toaster oven to record Hawaii 5-0 off the telly. What’s different on the Gnome is the top of the tank slides to reveal the juice rather than twists off. It’s fully retractable and fits back into place easily with a reassuring click.
If you’re a fidget like me it’s also a lot of fun to just fiddle with. You get the choice of two coils with the Gnome: the Dual 0.15, which comes pre-installed, and the Triple 0.20 which boasts optimum wattage of up to 130W. A bit too much for me but great for those with bigger boxes.
At its heart, the Gnome is a grand old flavour tank. I gave it a fair test with both pastry and fruity flavours, and picked up subtle notes, which were almost indivisible when tried in competitors’ models. So hat’s off to Wismec for stepping up.
Discount the Gnome’s ability to produce clouds at your own peril, however. With large air vents at the bottom of the tank great cloud production is possible due to the decent air flow - even if you run it at 45W like I do. Overall this a great little tank which is both sturdy and also fun to use. I highly recommend it.