The Asvape Strider 75W mod arrived at my house direct from China. It comes packaged in a flip top box and is very well presented.
It includes an 18650 battery adaptor (the mod runs off a single 26650 battery or an 18650 with the adaptor), micro USB cable and a cleaning cloth.
The strider makes a good first impression - it fits well in the hand and feels very solid.
The carbon fibre has been finished to an almost glass finish and hand cut buttons add to the high quality feel.
Pop in a battery and you’re greeted with the Asvape name followed by the words “powered by VO chip”. My confidence in this little mod kept on rising as it utilises a decent chipset - the American VO75. Five clicks and you’re into the menu system allowing you to access four different modes:
Power mode allows you to ramp up to 75 Watts straight out of the box, a firmware upgrade takes you up to 80 watts,V.P.C (Variable Power Curve) kept me occupied for hours - there are six points on the screen to adjust the wattage for a fully customised vape.
Temperature Control is everything you would expect from a proven chipset - adjustable in degrees Centigrade (100-300) and Fahrenhe it (212-572) Bypass Mode provides direct battery output.
In all modes, this little mod was spot on. There is rarely a time when I struggle to find something that I don’t like about a mod, but this little blighter had me stumped. The feel, the look, the chip, the build quality and the massive 510 deck were all spot on.
The only thing I could find to moan about was that some of the powder coat had gotten on to the threads of the battery door and made the threads feel a bit rough but overall this is a well thought out, well-constructed, and well-made mod.
I love it.