Hippovape Papua Review

Updated on: 2019-11-30


How are you doing, Insiders? DeucesJack, VapingInsider.com. Today, we’re going to be going over the Hippovape Papua. I don’t know where they’re coming up with these names. I guess they named the mod after Papua New Guinea. This is a single 21700 potentiometer mod. 

Hippovape Papua

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Check that out. Kind of different looking, right? Look at this bad boy. Kind of got that tribal theme going on. I’m digging it. It’s a little different. Starting off on top, we have a stainless steel plate, two-star screws holding it in place. We have a gold-plated 510 here that I would say has a medium throw with a soft spring to it, stainless steel threading around there. You can see that the 510 plate is flush. Nice job on that. I like that already. Pretty slim mod. 

Hippovape Papua

Let’s take a quick look around it. I’m really liking that graphic. The graphic has a silky smooth rubbery type of feel to it. It hasn’t worn off which I’m surprised. I thought that graphic would have worn off. I’ve been using this mod a lot. I don’t see anywhere on the actual graphic itself. It’s got some nice texture over here, the same thing on the other side. You got some texture, some Papua branding right there. There’s your fire button right there, nice and clicky. A little bit of a raise on it. You’re going to see, you got some lights right here that we’ll go over in a second. There’s the potentiometer right there. You got a little slot for your fingernail. You stick your fingernail there. This is low, medium, and high. You basically just adjust it until you find a vape that you like. Very simple, very easy to use. Micro USB port right here for charging. Hippovape Papua


I wanted to give you a quick size comparison. If you guys have been watching my channel for any time, you know that I absolutely love single 21700 mods. I love them. Right here is my OG Yihi SX Mini SL Class, this is my Vandy Vape Jackaroo, and here is the Papua. Granted, the Papua doesn’t have screens like these two have. But because these two mods are so popular, I just wanted to give you an idea of how much smaller it actually is, how much slimmer it is than a regular single 21700 mod. That was the Yihi SL Class. Here it is next to the Jackaroo. The Jackaroo is a different type of mod. It’s very bulletproof, it’s wrapped up in that rubber tire sort of thing and it has a screen and all, but if you’re into 21700 mods and you want something slimmer that’s an easier carry than something like the Jackaroo, this thing is a very, very viable option. 

Hippovape Papua


On the bottom, we got a little bit of venting here. Nothing crazy. Two-star screws holding everything in place. Right here, on each side, you got these fingernail tabs. Just get your fingernail in there and that door is solid. It clips in there really nice. It’s a plastic sort of door but it’s a nice, hard plastic. It does not feel cheap. You do get a 18650 battery adapter. I never use them. If a mod can use 21700, I’m using the 21700s. Because the door is plastic, that’s kind of like an added safety feature because if your battery accidentally has a tear in the wrap, you don’t gotta worry about it shorting out. I like that the magnets on this are nice and strong and the battery door really clips in there and it doesn’t move. It’s solid. Doesn’t move side to side, doesn’t move up or down. Really nice job on the battery door. Battery tray, different again. There are your magnets right there. This will fit a 21700. There’s your plus sign, there’s your minus sign. They should be done in a different color. going to have to give them a con on that. On the bottom, we have a spring-loaded, gold-plated battery contact. On the top, we have a gold-plated, button style contact. I do like this clear material that they used so you can actually see the back of the board. You can also actually see some of the wirings. I like the way they did that. Really nice job. It does look really clean and it’s definitely different. You want to put your battery in. Put your battery in. Downside first, push down on the spring load, pop your battery right in there. Put your door on, just like so, and now you’re ready to vape.

Hippovape Papua

You’re going to see, this thing boot up. You’re seeing the red lights flashing because it has no atomizer. Let me put an atomizer on it. 

Hippovape Papua

Once I screw an atomizer on it, you see them go green. Now they’re in red and now the mod fires. So these three lights right here are your working lights. When you fire it, you’ll see they go on. They just let you know that the atomizer is connected and working properly. The light on the bottom is your power indicator light that’s letting you know how much battery you have. When it’s blue, you’re between 26 and 70%. That’s what mine’s at right now. When it’s red, you’re between 0 and 25%. When it’s green, you’re between 71 and 100%. While you’re charging, if you charge through the USB here, the red light flashes when it’s under 25%. The blue light flashes when it’s over 26%. And the green light will flash when it’s over 71%. If you’re going to use a 21700, the minimum build on this that Hippovape is recommending is a 0.15ohm build. That’s what they have as their parameters in the instruction manual. But basically, really not a lot to go over here. Five clicks, you can shut it off and now you can safely put it in your pocket. Five more clicks, you turn it on. And that’s it. There’s not a lot to go over here at all. 

I’ve been enjoying it. I’ve been rocking my Wasp Nano on it because it’s the only thing I really have with a little bit of green in it that might sort of kind of match it, really doesn’t. But this is the atomizer that I’ve been rocking on it and I’ve been enjoying it. I’ve been enjoying the slim, simple form factor for a 21700 mod. I think this thing flew under the radar. I think it’s a really nice mod that a lot of people never heard about. This may be the best single 21700 mod on the market that no one has ever heard of. That’s how much I actually like it. You also get this micro USB cable for charging. 




Hippovape Papua

  • 1pc Papua Mod
  • 1pc Papua RDA
  • 1pc USB Cable
  • 1pc 18650 Battery Sleeve
  • 1pc Bag of Accessory


Alright, Insiders! Let’s go after those cons and pros. 

First, con’s going to be and you know it’s a subjective thing but that Indian-style, whatever the hell that is, that graphic, that’s not going to appeal to everybody. It’s just not. It’s a con for people who aren’t going to like that type of graphic. 


And the last con’s going to be, they got this listed as a 100W device. I gotta be honest. I tried it, I tried testing it to see if I think it’s hitting a 100W and I don’t think it is. To me, it feels like it’s about 20W shy. I feel like I’m getting 80W out of this thing max. I just don’t think it’s accurate. If it’s not going to hit 100W, you should say it’s an 80W mod. 20W isn’t going to stop somebody from buying it or not. So I just think it’s a little on the light side with the power output. It does fire fast but I don’t think it’s reaching that full 100W. So that’s a con. 

But that’s it. Not a lot to complain about on this one. Let’s move on to the pros. 


First pro, as I said, it does fire fast. It works great with a single-coil RTA or RDA. Like I said, got the Wasp Nano on there with Trinity glass cap. Check it out. I got it set at about between 3/4 and halfway on the potentiometer. Check it out. Just a very solid vape. Fires fast do exactly what you expect it to do. There are no issues here except for the fact that I don’t think it’s hitting 100W but it does vape nice. 

Great form-factor. Really not that much bigger than a single 21700. It’s comfortable, easy to hold, I like it. It’s a good form factor. 

It’s small, it’s compact, it’s easy to carry. That’s a pro. 

I do like the power-to-size ratio. When you look at it like this and you’re saying this little thing gets 80W, not bad. Not bad at all, especially if you’re a real single coil vaper. If you like single coil RDAs and RTAs, this will do really well in your arsenal. 

And the last pro’s going to be, this thing’s simple. It’s simple, it’s easy to operate. You stick your finger in the potentiometer and you turn the dial. Keep turning it until you find a vape that you like. How much more simple could it be? It’s a pro. 

That’s it, Insiders. Those are my cons and pros. Let’s chat about this one a little bit.



Look, like I said earlier, if you’re a single coil vaper if you like the Elder Dragons, the Wasp Nanos of the world, if you like those types of RDAs or if you’re a single coil RTA vapor, if you like something like the Gear, that OFRF Gear if you’re that type of vapor and you want something small and compact that you can put a small and compact RTA or RDA on, this is a good choice as long as you’re not going to go above 80W. Styling on it is not going to be for everyone. I kind of like it. I think it’s kind of different. You guys know, I like that different stuff. It’s not a regular black or silver mod, it’s got a little pizzazz to it. I kind of like that, but again, that’s going to be a personal choice. Do I recommend this mod? Sure, for those types of vapers, single-coil vapors, the single-coil RTA and RDA users, this is a nice compact choice if that’s the type of vape you like. 


Let’s get into some of the specs on the Hippovape Papua. It measures in at 91mm x 37mm x 26mm. Primarily made out of zinc alloy. It has a maximum output of 100W. It will fire down 2.1ohms. It takes a 21700, a 20700, or a 18650 with the included adapter. It does have a waterproof chipset. It’s available in black or bronze. Protections include low wattage, reverse polarity, overheat, short-circuit, low or high ohms protection. 

Hippovape Papua


  • Size: 91mm * 37mm * 26mm
  • Material: Zinc Alloy
  • Output Power Range: 3W-100W
  • Output Voltage 1.0V-8V
  • Resistance Range : 0.1-3.0ohm
  • Battery Type: 18650/20700/21700
  •  single batteryRDA:
  • Diameter: 24mm
  • Depth of juice well: 4mm
  • Material: stainless steel
  • Coil: single or dual
  • Drip tip: 510 & 810
  • Brand: Hippovape
  • Unit: 1Set
  • Package: Gift Box


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And that’s it, Insiders! That’s all I got for you today. You keep living that vape life. We’re out of here. Deuces.


  • fire fast
  • easy to carry
  • easy to operate
  • that graphic
  • I'm getting 80W out of 100W.


Hippovape Papua
$44.99 $49.99

DeucesJack is head of reviews at Vaping Insider and has become known as one of the best reviewers in the industry. He pulls no punches and always gives an honest and unbiased opinion on the products he reviews. Since the launch of our youtube channel in 2018 he has put out a review video every single day.