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Hugo Vapor Boxer Rader Review

Updated on: 2017-10-02


What else can I say? This mod is a go from the moment I put batteries into it. It is a fantastic mod at a fantastic price point. You can pay a lot more for a lot of other mods on the market today and not get anywhere near the performance that you will get with the Boxer Rader. The build quality is fantastic and it’s a feather lite mod. It has an awesome form factor and it has phenomenal performance. I love doing reviews like this because the good ones are always a lot easier to do than the bad ones. This is definitely a good one. Find a color you like and go pick up a Boxer Rader by Hugo Vapor. You will be surprised at the look, form factor, feel, build quality, and performance you get at such a modest price point. DeucesJack approved for sure and if I had to come up with a list right now, it’s probably one of my mods of the year in at least one of the subcategories I would use.

First Impression Out Of The Tube

The Boxer Rader by Hugo Vapor Company is beautifully packaged in a nice red tube. When you pull the mod out of the tube, you notice that it has a very rubbery texture to it. The reason for that is it comes with its own silicone case already installed. The silicone case feels really nice and it has a beautiful texture to it. Once you take the case off, you will see that the Rader is made out of a hard nylon plastic. I really like the fact that they included a silicone case. There is also a very high-quality USB cable in the package as well. It is on the short side but it is braided. This is just a very nicely packaged device. I hope it performs as good as it looks.

What’s In The Box

  • 1 x Boxer Rader Mod (no cells)
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x Manual
  • 1 x Warranty Card
  • 1 x Silicone Case

Hugo Vapor Boxer Rader box

From Top To Bottom

The Rader mod has a really nice stainless steel platform on its 510 connection. It does have a circular cut out for air flow as well as four straight cutouts leading to the ends of the circle. The 510 pin is very stiff and it does have a medium sort of throw to it. The 510 pin is also gold plated and the threading on the connection is very smooth. The 510 connection is not centered and it is placed towards the front of the mod. This mod will handle 28mm atomizers with absolutely no overhang. So far, I have had no issues with any atomizers not sitting flush on the Rader.

Hugo Vapor Boxer Rader parts

The mod is primarily constructed of a nylon plastic. If the screen is facing you, on the right side, there is some deep engraving that has the some Rader branding on it. On the left side of the mod, it is blank. On the bottom of the mod, there is also some Boxer branding as well as some Hugo Vapor branding. All elegantly done and it does not take away from the general good looks of the mod.

Hugo Vapor Boxer Rader shell

On the backside of the mod, the side opposite of the screen, we do have the battery door. The battery door has four magnets in each corner of it on the interior of the door. Those magnets correspond with four magnets on the inside of the battery tray. There is some type of Hugo Vapor symbol on the exterior of the battery door. Of course, the battery door is made out of the same nylon used for the overall construction of the mod. It is very solid and it does not move once it is clicked into place. The tray is also made out of that same material and it does not have a battery strap. There really is no need for a battery strap since the batteries come out easily by just using your fingers. The battery tray is clearly marked with battery orientation indicators showing the user which way to place their batteries inside the tray. The battery contacts are gold plated but they are not the traditional spring-loaded type. They do have a spring to them but they are more like the flat contacts that have a bend to them. They look almost like a tiny springboard. Overall though, I would have to say that the tray is very clean and well done. I have not experienced any type of battery rattle at all. My batteries go in and out of this mod easily without tearing my wraps.

Hugo Vapor Boxer Rader battery

On the front of the mod, we have the firing button. It is circular in shape and it has a really nice, clicky, tactile feel to it. It is also very responsive. This mod fires with virtually no delay. The button is made out of the same nylon material as the rest of the mod. It is a large fire button and I think it goes well with the general aesthetics of the mod. Below the screen, we do have an oval-shaped, rocker style plus and minus buttons. The minus button is located on the left and the plus button is located on the right. Again, this button is made out of the same material as the mod and just like the fire button, it is also color matched to the mod. It also has the same exact type of feel as the fire button. I have been using this mod for quite some time now and I have not experienced any button rattle. This mod does scroll in .1 wattage increments until you reach 100 watts and then it starts scrolling in 1-watt increments. It does scroll pretty fast.

Hugo Vapor Boxer Rader screen

Located between the fire button and the plus/minus button is the .91 inch OLED screen. I really do like the font that Hugo Vapor has chosen for the screen as well as the plethora of information it has jammed on to such a small screen but I do wish the size of the font or screen was larger. On the screen, you will be able to see the individual volts of each cell, voltage, amps, ohms, puffs, mode, and wattage. While I do like the fact that Hugo Vapor provides a lot of information on the screen, the font is on the small side. It is very well laid out but I do wish the font was bigger. They definitely had enough room on the mod for a bigger screen and I think it would have made the Rader a lot better had they made use of some of that real estate. I’m also not crazy about the battery meter. As I said before, it is a very tiny font and while I do like the fact that it gives you the individual voltage of each battery, it can be tough to see sometimes. On a mod with a tiny font like this, I would have rather just have one battery meter so I can quickly see what my battery is doing without actually having to bring the mod up close to my face and actually look at the numbers. I think that would have been a much better battery meter to use on a screen like this. The screen on the Rader does do fine in most lighting conditions. Outdoors, it may get a little dim but you’re still able to read the screen pretty easily.

Hugo Vapor Boxer Rader usb

The Look, Feel, And General Aesthetics Of The Mod

This mod is extremely light. It is very comparable to the Tesla Wye. I think the Tesla might actually be a tad lighter but on the flip side, the Boxer Rader feels like a more durable type of construction. It is slightly taller than the Tesla WYE and I would have to say that in the overall scheme of things, the weight difference between the Boxer Rader and the Tesla WYE is probably negligible. The Rader has the same form factor as the Tesla WYE and the Amodus Minikin V2. The difference between this mod and the WYE is that the WYE actually feels like a much softer material. The material used on the Rader feels like a much harder type of plastic. Also, the WYE has a softer, grippier, more delicate texture to it whereas the Boxer Rader has a harder, slicker, texture to it. However, when you install the included Silicone case, the Rader does have a softer grippier feel to it that approaches the feel of the WYE. I actually like the fact that you can rock this mod both ways. If you are into the hard, plastic type, of feel, then you can leave the silicone case off. If you like that softer, grippier, type of texture, then you can put the silicone case on. I love the fact that Hugo Vapor gives its customers options like that. All of you that read my reviews know that I am all about the options and this is a really nice one to have. Overall, this is a very well-constructed mod and it does have some versatility to it when it comes to the look, feel, and general aesthetics of it. Well done, Hugo Vapor.

Hugo Vapor Boxer Rader feel

The Board

The Boxer Rader uses Hugo Vapor’s proprietary Dual Core GT 211 chipset. This mod is capable of wattage of 1 to 211 watts. It has a maximum output voltage of 8.4 volts and a maximum output current of 40 amps. It has a minimum resistance of .06 ohms and it is firmware upgradeable. This mod also charges at 2 amps. It will TC Ni, Ti, SS. It also has a wattage curve feature to it. Overall, not a ton of bells and whistles but definitely enough to get the job done. While there may not be a ton of features, the ones that are available, this chipset executes extremely well.

The Menu System

  • To turn the mod on or off, click the fire button 5 times.
  • Click the fire button 3 times to enter the mode selection menu. Once in that menu, you use the plus and minus buttons to scroll through your selections. Use the fire button to confirm those selections.
  • To lock or unlock the resistance, press the plus and minus button together for 3 seconds.
  • Hold the fire button and the plus button at the same time to enter and exit stealth mode.

Hugo Vapor Boxer Rader menu

I have to give Hugo Vapor credit. I really like this menu system. I love the simplicity of it and the fact that most of the clicks are very traditional as far as menu systems go. This is extremely easy to use and get used to. Excellent menu system as far as I’m concerned. For me, simple is always better and this is one simple menu system.

How Does It Vape

I have really been enjoying my time with the Boxer Rader. I find it to be very accurate in wattage mode and in TC mode. This is actually a very good TC mod. I have tested multiple builds and multiple tanks in TC on this mod and it has been very impressive. Vape quality in both modes is just fantastic. I think the maximum wattage on this mod is very close to what Hugo Vapor claims. As usual, I did vape this next to my Yihi and DNA mods in wattage and TC mode. It seemed to be extremely close to both mods. The vape quality was also very, very, close. I came away after vaping the Rader side by side with those other mods extremely impressed.

Does it do the full 211 watts? It might not. I don’t have all technical equipment to test that and I’m really not a technical reviewer. I’ll leave that up to other guys out there that do that sort of review. I’ll say this, if it doesn’t do the full 211, it comes damn close. I’d say it does 190 at a minimum with a set of good fully charged 18650’s.

Right now, I have the new Triple RTA by Vandy Vape on my Boxer Rader. I am ohming out at .07 at 500 degrees Fahrenheit with a 125-watt preheat. The vape I get off of this setup is just phenomenal. I’m getting a very smooth temperature controlled vape that is very consistent with every hit I take. I have over 1,500 puffs on my counter for the Rader mod. I would say, at least 1000 of those puffs have been in TC mode. So far, the TC on this mod has been nothing but of impressive.

What Would Make It Better

  • Centered 510
  • Bigger screen

I love the fact that the Boxer Rader can handle 28mm atomizers with no overhang. Had Hugo Vapor went ahead and centered the 510 connection on this mod, this would have been one hell of a mod. If it had a centered 510 connection, this would be one tough mod to be at its price point and it would have handled 30mm atomizers without a problem. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying this is a bad mod at all, but a centered 510 would have made it almost perfect. While the screen is laid out very nicely, the font is a little too small for my taste. Hugo Vapor definitely had enough real estate on the front plate of this mod to provide a bigger screen. I think that would have gone a long way in making this mod much better. It’s already a great mod but the two things that I mentioned would have made it one of those special mods that only come around once in awhile.


  • Size: 84mm x 42mm x 40mm
  • Variable Wattage: 1-211W
  • Shell Material: High quality Nylon
  • Battery: 2 x 18650 batteries(not included)
  • Input Voltage: 5-8.4V
  • Output Voltage: 0.5-8.4V
  • Input Current: Max 30A
  • Output Current: Max 40A
  • Resistance: 0.06
  • Charging Current: 2A

  • Looks
  • Light weight
  • Build quality
  • 28 mm fit with no overhang
  • TC
  • Accuracy
  • Performance
  • Included silicone case
  • Easy menu system
  • Nice clicky buttons
  • Firmware upgradeable
  • 2 amp charging
  • Versatility of form factor
  • Packaging
  • Small screen font


Hugo Vapor Boxer Rader
$50.90 $89.85

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.