Drag 3 TPP-X Kit by Voopoo
A review today for a kit which many of us vapers will know of already, this is the Drag 3 TPP-X Kit by Voopoo. This kit was supplied by the gang over at Sourcemore. They are one of the leading mail order vape stores in China, full of the latest and greatest in vape gear. Shipping from them is worldwide and prices on their vape products work out much cheaper. They also run a fair amount of sales and discounts, so check them out if you’re looking for new vape gear.
If you are wanting to purchase this Drag 3 TPP-X Kit at Sourcemore, add the code 3TPXK at checkout to buy at just $43.99 (approx £32).
I looked at the Voopoo Drag 3 mod back when it was originally released earlier on the blog and is one of my favourite mods. This kit features the Drag 3 (along with some new colours and styles) but also now includes the new TPP-X pod tank and TPP coils. So let’s dive in and see what it’s about!
Packaging & Contents
Voopoo’s Drag 3 TPP-X Kit comes in a sturdy cardboard box with an outer sleeve. The packaging has a very appealing design in a shiny high-quality looking Mocca colour. The top of the sleeve has the brand, title and an embossed picture of the kit. On the left of the sleeve has 3 key features of the kit in graphics above a QR code. On the right side of the sleeve features Voopoo’s social media info above a bar-code label. On the bottom of the sleeve includes printed contents, warnings and Voopoo’s contact info. There is also a scratch for authenticity label stuck on.
The main box slides out of the sleeve and the contents inside are:
- Voopoo Drag 3 Mod.
- TPP-X Pod Tank (5.5ml but maybe 2ml depending on your governing country).
- TPP-DM2 Coil (0.2Ω).
- TPP-DM3 Coil (0.15Ω).
- Type-C Cable.
- User Manual & Battery Safety Card.
The Drag 3 Device
For many of us, we are no strangers to the Drag 3 device by Voopoo. The device runs on 2 x 18650 Batteries and powers from 5W-177W. It is built with Zinc Alloy and PU Leather design. Without the TPP-X pod or a tank attached, it measures 8.6cms length, 5.2cms width and a depth of 2.2cms. Without batteries inserted, it weighs around 118g.
The PU Leather design wraps around the sides and back of the device with an etched in ‘Drag 3’ on one side and ‘Voopoo’ on the other. There is some squidgy padding under the PU Leather for comfort. You can also purchase a variation of this later Drag 3 Kit with an Eagle design on the leather.
The 1.08-inch colour TFT display screen is situated on the front side of the Drag 3, below the main fire/power button and above the +/up and -/down buttons. Situated under the buttons is a Type-C charge/update port. On the bottom of the device is a slide-out battery door and at the top of the Drag 3 on one side is the 510 port.
The Drag 3 uses Voopoo’s Gene Fan 2 Chip and runs two main modes, SMART and RBA. In SMART mode, it will automatically set the best wattage to the best resistance of the coil inserted. RBA mode is the usual user-defined wattage to set your own power. To switch between these two main modes, simply fast click the fire button 3 times. There is also an automatic SUPER mode when adding a low coil resistance of 0.1Ω-0.3Ω which will increase to a faster firing speed.
The display screen on the Drag 3 is clear and detailed in the current setup running on the device. Both battery levels are displayed at the top above the main power in a larger font with current mode next to it. Underneath is puff counter, current resistance, voltage and puff time.
Controlling the Drag 3 settings via the buttons is user friendly and as follows:
- To power the device on or off, press the fire button 5 times in succession.
- To switch between modes, press the fire button 3 times in succession.
- To change wattage, simply use the up/+ and down/- buttons.
- To reset the puff counter, press the fire button and down/- simultaneously.
- To lock and unlock the device, press the fire button and up/+ simultaneously.
Being a regulated device, there are multiple protections built-in, these are:
- Overtime protection.
- Over-temperature protection.
- Output over-current protection.
- Overcharge protection.
- Low battery protection.
- Atomiser short-circuit protection.
- Max power protection.
The kit I am reviewing is in all Black colour, but the other options currently available are; Black or Grey Eagle (with a different Leather design), Black/Umber, Black/Red and Grey. Then there are Stainless options of Silver/Coffee Brown, Silver/Dream Blue and Silver/Treasure Lime.
TPP-X Pod Tank & Coils
The kit comes with the latest TPP-X Pod tank and two lower ohm resistance coils for direct to lung vaping. Unlike some of the PnP range coils, the TPP ranges are not suitable for mouth to lung vaping. There is a TPP-DM2 0.2Ω coil and a TPP-DM3 0.15Ω supplied in the kit. For those that want just the TPP-X Pod tank alone, you can also pick it up at Sourcemore here.
The TPP-X Pod tank is a noticeable cosmetic upgrade to the original TPP pod. With the Drag 3 having a 510 connector and not the slot-in socket for the PnP or TPP pods, there is a screw-in removable 510 adaptor on the bottom. You can use this for PnP pods too.
The pod tank is made with tough PCTG and Metallic texture stainless steel. The coil simply pushes up from the bottom of the pod in between the magnetic base. Above the glass on the top is the fill-port. There is a plastic button you push in, then slide around the top cap a quarter of a turn. Here is the hidden silicone bung which pulls out to fill the pod tank. Then, simply just twist back into place.
Airflow is adjustable via sliding around to open and close the 2 slots on each side on the 510 pod adaptor at the bottom. The pod also has a removable 810 size drip tip on the top.
I have been using the Voopoo Drag 3 mod for at least a year (since its original review) pretty much every day. That alone speaks volumes on how well I rate this device. While I have rated other dual 18650 highly, nothing has really taken over my Drag 3 (though the recent Lost Vape Thelema Quest has come close).
To me, it is comfortable to use, just the right size, batteries last well in there (obviously depending on the quality of your batteries) and the display shows everything clearly. It is responsive on the fire and the user settings are a breeze to understand and use. It looks nice and to those that had read my original review of the device back then; I no longer really miss that Drag resin finish.
The new TPP-X Pod Tank works nicely with the Drag 3 mod. It does feel like such an upgrade compared to the standard TPP Pod. The overall look and the swift little new juice fill slider at the top just gives it more of a premium feel. There is also now the option of adding your own drip tip via the removable 810 drip tip on the pod tank. The pods are interchangeable with the PnP so if you have a pod from that series, you can just plop it into the 510 adaptor and carry on. You cannot use PnP coils in the TPP series of pods and vice versa though, so need to keep them in their own pod tanks.
The Drag 3 coupled with the TPP-X Pod gives a really good vape. Geared for 100% direct to lung vaping these coils running on the pod give great flavour and serious clouds. I don’t really notice much difference between the TPP-DM2 and TPP-DM3 in a match up. The TPP-DM3 rated at 0.15Ω will offer a bit more clout with a higher power, though I did have a few intermittent leaks after chain vaping with this coil. The TPP-DM2 just had some condensation so this was the coil I preferred to use out of the two.
I really rate this kit and if you are in the market for a new set-up for DTL vaping, this won’t disappoint you. Many of us that already own the Drag 3 may want to check out the TPP-X Pod Tank, especially if you are already using the TPP coils on the standard TPP pod.
To pick up the Drag 3 TPP-X kit, check out the links to Sourcemore at the start of the review. Don’t forget to add the code 3TPXK at checkout! Thanks for reading and want to wish everyone a very happy and safe 2022!