What’s up, Insider? Today, we’re going to be going over the Smok D-Barrel. I got to say, you guys know, big fan of the Squid Industries’ Double Barrel. You can see, I got them all lined up over here. Probably the mod that I own the most of. So when I saw this D-Barrel thing, I was kind of curious. It kind of looks like a Squid Industries, the way they did the tube thing. They just did a different type of wrap around. I’ll show you down low. But I was really interested when I saw this because I actually like the way it looked.
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FROM TOP TO BOTTOM
Check that out, that’s kind of sexy looking. Really, really nice looking mod, just beautiful. The paint job is gorgeous. You got a little bit of D-Barrel branding over there. Too big place for a micro USB port. I’m actually shocked at Smok. Look how close that is to where your atomizer is. That’s a sum location. I’ll tell you the truth. I would have rather them take the buttons and putting them over here and putting the micro USB port over here. That is just a dumb, dumb location.
Check out that fire button though protrudes nice. Nice and clicky. This part over here, it looks like plastic but I think it’s metal. I think it’s a zinc alloy. It doesn’t feel like plastic at all. It feels like metal but it does look plasticky. It’s not. You have some Smok branding over here and check out that paint job. Just look at it. It’s a nice, deep paint job. Really, really nice job on that. On the top side here, we got a little bit of a chrome plate, 2-star screws holding everything in place. Got a gold-plated 510 right here that I would say has a medium throw with a loose spring to it. So far, as far as fitting on top, I think 25s are going to be the largest you can go. This piece right here, this little cut out here, that’s going to stop you from putting anything larger on there. It’s a shame because I think this would have been great if they could have figured out a way to put 30mm on top of here. I think it would have been fantastic.
Flip it over, let me show you the battery door. Two-star screws holding everything in place there. Pop it open, typical Smok stuff, we got two gold-plated battery contacts, markings A & B, black on black, that’s a bad job. Battery indicator markings should be clearer. Down the tubes, we do have plus and minus signs in blue and red. I don’t know if you can see them. You also have spring-loaded, gold-plated battery contacts.
Let’s throw some batteries in it, negative facing up on this side, positive facing up on this side. Snap the door shut, boom! There you go. Door’s solid, it doesn’t move. I put this thing down hard on a desk and everything, no problems with it popping open, anything like that.
5 clicks, you see the Smok splash screen and the D-Barrel splash screen. Typical Smok screen, wattage, preheat, battery meter, ohms, voltage and your puff counter in seconds. Typical Smok menu. There is your mode. Long press, now you can choose between your wattage, titanium, nickel 200, stainless steel, back to wattage mode. Long press, now you can go between normal, hard and soft. As far as the preheat goes, norm, long press, choose select. 3 clicks, you can also clear your puffs or go into your puff counters. Long press, there’s your other settings, stealth, contrast. You can adjust your ohms there. That’s for your updates and back to stealth again. 1, 2, 3, puffs, settings, and then there’s where you can shut it off or you can just power it off right there. Long press, power on or off. You push long-press and boom, it’s goodbye.
Like most Smok menus, there are some short cuts, if you hit the plus button and the fire button together, you go right into your preheat menu. If you hit the minus button and the fire button together, you go right into your modes where you can pick wattage mode or temperature control. As far as scrolling goes, it scrolls in 0.1W increments. If you hold the button, it scrolls in 1W increments pretty quickly, all the way up to 225W. It does not round-robin. Hold the button down to go all the way down. You’ll see it scrolls rather quickly. Put it back down to where we were. I wish Smok would get away from the 0.1W increment stuff, I really do. Smok, start scrolling in 0.5W increments or 1W increments. Nobody wants this 0.1W increments anymore, they really don’t.
And that’s it, folks. That’s the whole menu system. I kind of feel like this is almost like a dual battery version of that Grip. that’s kind of what it feels like in the hand. I have to admit, it is extremely comfortable to hold. When you hold this thing in your hand and that trigger fire right there, it’s just fantastic. It feels great in the hand. I also feel like they took a lot of the queues from the Squid Industries’ Double Barrel. In fact, I think they named it that on purpose, I really do. I think they’re looking to bite-in to Squid’s market a little bit.
Let me give you a size comparison so I can show you what I’m talking about here. Here is the D-Barrel, here is the Squid Industries Double Barrel V3, and here is the Vaporesso Gen mod, one of my favorite pods of the year so far. You can see, see that 2 parts, right? They took some design too, some Double Barrel. They kind of wrap it up a little bit in their Smok way. But very similar in size. They actually feel kind of similar in the hand, although the Smok one feels curvier and much more comfortable. I have to give it that. I’m not trying to take away from one of my all-time favorite mods, don’t get me wrong. But truth be told, you hold both of them in the hand and this feels more industrial. This feels more comfortable, the Smok feels more comfortable.
When you compare it to something like the Gen, the Vaporesso Gen, you can see, it’s not nearly as big as the Gen. it’s shorter, it’s not as wide. The Gen is super comfortable in the hand but that’s because of the finish and the texture. This is comfortable because of the way it’s contoured. Really, really nice mods, both of them. I just wanted to give you a size comparison because I know a lot of people are buying this Gen mod.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
- 1 D-BARREL Box Mod
- 1 User Manual
- 1 MicroUSB Cable
- 1 Spare Parts
Alright, Insiders! Let’s get into the cons and the pros.
First, con’s going to be, I really hate the location of the plus and minus button. And the problem is when you hold it like this, sometimes my thumb rise high and I accidentally push the up and down button. I don’t like it. I think it would have been better is they put it on the side somewhere. I think it would have been much better. It’s a con, it really is.
The next con is going to be the location of the micro USB port. I’m shocked at Smok. Smok, what the hell were you guys thinking? Could you put it any closer to the 510 connection? What if I have a leaky tank and juice gets all in there? It’s just a stupid location especially when you have this much real estate. I’ll tell you this. I would have rather them put the micro USB port where the buttons are and then put the buttons where the micro USB port is or closer to the screen. I would have rather that. I think that would have been a much nicer design, a more intelligent design.
TC on this one, not the greatest. Typical Smok chipset. You’re not buying it for TC mode. I just got to point it out.
But that’s it on the cons. There is not a lot to complain about on this one, especially at the price point, I picked this one up at. I’ll tell you about that a little later.
Let’s move on to the pros.
The first pro’s going to be, this has gotta be the most comfortable mods I’ve ever held. It’s fantastic, it feels great in the hand. The contours are just great. Smok nailed it on the form factor.
26mm atomizers fit on this one without any overhang. I might have said 25 in the down-low. I checked it, it actually does 26.
Solid, solid battery door. That thing ain’t going nowhere.
Nice screen, I like the screen. It’s well laid out. It’s bright, you can see it in all lighting conditions.
Typical Smok menu system and that’s a good thing. It’s easy to use, very intuitive. It’s got a nice heft to it. It’s probably my favorite Smok mod ever made. I got tons of them, I really do. And I don’t have the hate for Smok that the rest of the vaping world has. I’ve never really had any issues with their stuff. I know people hate smokers’ company. I’ll tell you what, this is one of the best-built mods I’ve ever gotten from them. It’s fantastic as far as the build quality goes.
Love the subtle branding.
The price point. The price point I got it at, I was looking for some juice, I want to 8vape and they had it on sale. It was a 20 buck shock. The price point is absolutely awesome for the quality that you get. As far as 8vape goes, they’ve got some real bad customer service. It’s never a problem until it’s a problem, right? That’s why I didn’t mind throwing 20 bucks at them. I know they are legendary for terrible customer service, but if you do get your order through without a hitch, this is definitely worth 20 bucks. Just be aware if you’re going to go there and order it.
And the last pro is going to be, look at it. It is sexy looking, especially when you consider it’s a Smok mod.
Alright, Insiders! Those are my cons and pros. Let’s talk about this one up a little bit.
I gotta tell you, as I said earlier, aside from the USB port and the button location, I think this is a home run for Smok. I think Smok did a bang-up job on this thing. This thing is fantastic. I don’t see this thing hitting my shelf anytime soon. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying it. In fact, if I see it on sale again, I’m going to buy a couple of the other colors. That’s how much I actually enjoy this mod. I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a Smok mod as much as I enjoy this one. It’s a killer deal especially at the price that I got it at. We’re going to have a link down below, make sure you go check it out. It’s an awesome mod.
Let’s go over some of the specs on the Smok D-Barrel. It measures in at 87mm x 54.85mm x 33mm. It is a dual 18650 mod with a 225W maximum. It will fire down to 0.1 ohm in power mode and 0.05 ohms in TC mode. It has power mode, all the TCs and preheat. Protections include short circuit, overheat, 10 second, low resistance, and low voltage protection. It is available in black, rainbow, red, blue and purple.
- Dimensions – 87mm by 54.85mm by 33mm
- Dual High-Amp 18650 Battery – Not Included
- Wattage Output Range: 10-225W
- Voltage Output Range: 0.5-8.2V
- Resistance Range – VW Mode: 0.1 – 2.5ohm
- Resistance Range – TC Mode: 0.05 – 2.0ohm
- Temperature Range: 200° – 600°F / 100° – 315°C
- VW Mode -Soft, Normal, Hard
- TC Mode
- Memory Mode
- Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Wire Compatibility
- Zinc-Alloy Chassis Construction
- Intuitive Firing Button
- Two Adjustment Buttons
- TFT Color Display Screen
- Bottom Hinged Battery Bay
- Short Circuit Protection
- Over Heat Protection
- 10s Cut Off Protection
- Low Resistance Protection
- Low Voltage Protection
- Spring-Loaded 510 Connector
- MicroUSB Port
- Available in Black
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- most comfortable mods
- 26mm atomizers fit without any overhang
- solid battery door
- Nice screen
- love that trigger button
- Typical Smok menu system
- sexy looking
- Location of the + and - button
- TC is not the greatest
- location of the micro USB port