Geekvape Aegis Legend Vape Mod Review
The Geekvape Aegis Legend review is ready. This mod has been officially released. Full disclosure, I loved the original Aegis and I have been looking forward to this one for a long time. So, I will be as unbiased as I can but I think I loved this one even before it was released.
I had a chance to give the Geekvape Aegis Legend mod a spin at a trade show. I instantly adored the feel. The cushiony exterior and incredibly rock solid construction makes it a treat to handle. The cushioning is a soft pad underneath the leather portion of the exterior. The rest of the mod is covered by a water resistant LSR silicone. LSR is essentially a rubber molding that is also heat resistant.
Nuts and bolts of the Geekvape Aegis Legend mod. This device is a dual 18650 powered 200 watt mod. The design is the same as the original Aegis vape mod 18650. The shockproof and waterproof design is very popular with vapers. Oh, I forgot, it is also dust proof! More on that in a bit.
The new Geekvape Aegis Legend shares the same state of the art indestructible construction as the original. But this is not a rehash of the original Aegis and there are differences to cover with the Geekvape Aegis Legend review. We will get to those but let's start with the advanced and user friendly AS chipset.
Geekvape Aegis Legend Update!
We interrupt this review of the Geekvape Aegis Legend 200 watt, dual 18650 mod to bring you an important message! We have some new testing data from Mooch to share with you! We'll give you the testing details, and then if you want to continue reading you will get more of the personal details of my thoughts and views on the Legend.
Okay, here are some of the results of stress testing with the Aegis Legend:
- Mooch's stress testing has confirmed that the Aegis Legend has waterproof and shockproof properties that stand up to testing.
- The Legend is not waterproof as in you can scuba dive with it, but it will handle drops into shallow water or gets wet.
- If the mod gets wet, you may see water behind the view screen but don't worry, it will not get into the circuitry and will eventually evaporate.
- The bottom battery door is both vented and waterproof. This is accomplished by 6 small, circular membranes that are designed to break if the batteries need to vent. Do not touch those membranes because they break easily and can compromise waterproofing.
Shockproof Mod Tests:
- The Geekvape Aegis Legend can survive several one meter drops onto tile or other hard flooring.
- If the Legend does drop, check to ensure the batteries are not dented.
- Mooch recommends replacing dented batteries. The batteries may not survive a fall or drop even though the Legend mod may be unharmed by the same incident.
The bottom line is that the Geekvape Aegis Legend is an incredibly durable mod that stands up to real world testing. The vaping is excellent because the Legend is a racehorse in terms of speed and responsiveness. Listen, the tough shock proof and waterproof features are for real, not a gimmick. This mod is terrific for anyone who works in a physical work environment or for anyone who wants something tough and durable.
With that said, we return to the regularly scheduled Geekvape Aegis Legend review! If you got what you came for, great! Don't forget to pick up some vape juice while you are here;) Back to the chipset.
Geekvape Aegis Legend Chipset
The chipset is the software that regulates the mod. A good, responsive chip makes a big difference when vaping. What we look for are mods that are smooth and stable in temperature control vaping mode. In addition, we like to see mods that are lightning fast responsive. The Aegis Legend checks both boxes.
I had a chance to use the Aegis Legend over the course of a few days at another vape expo. I love how it vapes. I only used it in temp control for one afternoon but I did a lot of changes in temp to see how it would respond. The AS chip delivers very smooth temperature control vaping with fantastic stability.
In terms of responsiveness, the Legend fire almost instantaneously. There is virtually no detectable delay.
The display screen is clear and easy to read. Also, you can change the colors and that comes in handy when you are outside on a bright day and want some contrast to enhance visibility. The display screen shows wattage and or temperature as well as coil resistance, voltage, amps, and finally a puff counter. To access the menu click the fire button three times. From there you will use the up and down buttons to adjust the settings.
- Variable wattage mode.
- Temp control in Nickel, Stainless Steel, Titanium, or TCR.
- Bypass mode.
- VPC - variable power curve, set the power for each second of your vape. For example, I like an initial hard hit that mellows out quickly. So I like 80 watts for the first second, 70 watts for the second, and then down to 50 watts for the rest of the hit. You can set it to suit your tastes.
- Press up and down buttons at the same time to lock and unlock settings.
- Fires atomizers from 0.05 ohms to 3.0 ohms.
Finally the firmware is upgradeable. You can get Geekvape firmware updates here.
Difference between Dual 18650 Aegis Vape Mod and Original Aegis
What we have here at the core is a dual 18650 Aegis vape mod. Many of us have been asking for this and we got it. I mentioned earlier in the Geekvape Aegis Legend review that we will get into some of the differences from the original Aegis and obviously the biggest difference is that the Legend will fire from 5 watts up to 200 watts.
If you have the original Aegis, then you know that it is a 100 watt mod that works with one battery. The original will work with either an 18650 or a 20700. That is not the case with the Legend, which will not take 20700 batteries. The Geekvape Aegis legend only takes 18650 batteries. But, that is fantastic for me because it makes the mod a more comfortable size to handle. And it handles beautifully.
The next difference we have to talk about in our Aegis Legend mod review is the battery door. Obviously a larger battery door is required to accommodate two 18650 batteries. Geekvape does inform us that because the battery door is rectangular vs round, there is a slight decrease is shock resistance. That said, they made the Legend battery door amazingly solid. The battery door is thick and has venting while maintaining its waterproof rating. It seals perfectly with no battery rattles loose parts. The design is rock solid.
Shockproof and Waterproof Mod
The Aegis Legend mod design is MIL STD 810G-516.6 military grade shockproof. Those numbers are a rating system used to determine the tolerances of a device. The Aegis Legend 200 watt dual 18650 mod is designed to withstand a tremendous amount of shock. That's great because we do not live in a bubble! We work hard and our days get messy. A mod that can take real world wear and tear is attractive.
The Aegis Legend mod is rated at IP67 waterproof. That means that it is suitable to take to the beach or for a day by the pool. If it gets wet, it will not fry the circuitry. I once wrecked an expensive DNA mod when I spilled a soft drink on a table. That won't happen with the Legend.
The same IP67 standard also applies to a dust proof rating. You won't have to worry about sand or dust compromising the function.
Differences Between Geekvape Aegis Legend and Aegis 100 Watt
The original Geekvape Aegis was configured to work with 20700 batteries. The extra battery capacity gave the mod the ability to climb to 100 watts upon request. You can also use a single 18650 in the Aegis with the use of a battery adaptor. Of course, with a single 18650 the max wattage decreases to 75 to 80 watts.
As of the writing of the Geekvape Aegis Legend review, the Legend will be strictly a dual 18650 mod with a maximum 200 watt output with 30 amp and above batteries. I say as of the time of writing because that could always change. Geekvape may change and make the Legend compatible with both 20700 batteries and 18650 batteries. We will wait and see on that score.
Geekvape Aegis Legend Review
Folks, I apologize for the image above. For the purpose of this early Geekvape Aegis Legend vape review, I scanned this image from the pamphlet I got at the vaping trade show in order to show you the colors. Despite the image quality, you can see the color styles that will be available. Notice the classic dual 18650 box mod size.
The Aegis Legend is constructed of several different materials. Construction materials include stainless steel, powdered stainless steel, silicone, leather, and zinc alloy. Each material serves a function in the overall strength and durability. Once again, the Geekvape Aegis Legend is extremely tough.
The 510 connection is also incredibly strong. The 510 is centered perfectly and can handle large diameter atomizers up to 30 mm with no overhang.
- One of the best 510s of any mod I have ever vaped.
Geekvape Aegis Legend Review Dimensions:
- 90.5 mm or 3.56 inches tall
- 58.5 mm or 2.3 inches wide
- 30.6 mm or 1.2 inches thick
Vaping The Aegis Legend
I don't like complicated menu systems. But at the same time I like having lots of functions like a variable power curve to ramp up my vapes. After a few days of vaping prior to the Geekvape Aegis Legend review I can happily report that the menu system is outstanding. Accessing the desired vaping features is quick and easy. I love that. I think what makes it easier is the display screen and the responsiveness of the menu. Both of those features make it frustration free to get to the settings that I want.
When I was vaping the Aegis Legend I was using both the Aero Mesh sub ohm tank that comes with the Legend kit and my TFV8 with my own nickel coil build. I needed a temp control coil to try out the TC vaping functions for the Aegis Legend mod review. Well, the Legend is a champ in temp control. Hats off to the AS chip. The temp control vaping is smooth and enjoyable.
Vaping in variable wattage with the Aero Mesh tank was also highly enjoyable. As I said earlier, the responsiveness and ramp up is outstanding.
Finally, I can't say enough about the feel. I mean, I did not want to put the thing down! I had a moment where I wondered about the thumb switch vs. the usual fire button. But any doubts quickly disappeared. The thumb switch is natural. The Geekvape Aegis Legend is just an all around pleasure to vape.
- Feels amazing in the hand. A pleasure to vape.
Geekvape Aegis Legend Mod Kit Review
The Geekvape Aegis Legend is available as a kit or as a stand alone mod. Since there are two options, I did want to do a very quick Geekvape Aegis Legend mod kit review.
The kit comes with the Geekvape Aero mesh tank. The Aero is an excellent sub ohm vape tank. Mesh coils are very popular right now. With mesh coils, the flavor and vapor are so good. Especially when vaping the best vape juice in the world! What is the best vape juice? Freeman Vape Juice of course! But everyone knows that. Of course.
The Aero is a 25 mm diameter tank that has a 5.5 ml capacity with the bubble tank. There are two coil options. The coil options are a 0.2 ohm mesh coil or a 0.15 ohm quad coil. Both coils do best in the 60 to 80 watt range. If you want a tank with mesh coils, get the kit. The Aero is a very good sub ohm tank. If you already have tanks that you are happy with, then just get the mod by itself.
That's about all I have for the kit. My main focus is the Aegis Legend mod. The Aero tank is solid and a very good value.Aegis Legend Review Summary
Thanks for checking out our Geekvape Aegis Legend review! To sum it all up, the Legend is a dual 18650 200 watt mod. If you want a mod that is super tough, well they don't come much tougher than the Aegis Legend. It may be the Chuck Norris of vape mods!
While the Legend is shockproof rated, waterproof rated, and dust proof, it also vapes beautifully. The menu system is user friendly. The temp control is smooth as silk. And the atomizer fires instantly. On top of durability and performance, the feel is incredible. You will notice how comfortable it is the first time that you pick it up.
We have another update. I just wanted to add that after using the Geekvape Aegis Legend extensively for the last several months, it is still going strong. This mod really lasts. Still going strong into 2019!
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