August 2015

CALIVAPERS MODS on MODS: August Buyers Guide


by Jan Halili & Bryan Gateb of CaliVapers
Photos by Roy Mananquil and Bryan Gateb

With an active Instagram following of more than 62,000 and an active online forum with more than 18,200 members, CaliVapers has become a strong and recognizable brand within the vape community. Being located at the epicenter of the vaping industry, CaliVapers always has had its finger on the pulse of vaping. As the vape community continues to grow, more and more modders are entering the fray, and finding a source for reliable information on high-end and affordable mods is becoming more difficult.

We’re here to cover the MODS. From the rarest and hottest — to the most reliable and affordable, CaliVapers has your back.

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1. Champion GT
Country of origin: Malaysia
Modders: Ahmad Faiz and the Stickman Team
Battery: 26650
Chip: Evolv DNA30
Features: stabilized wood; impeccable, handmade construction.

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2. Pandora’s Box
Country of origin: Malaysia
Modder: Bryan Mohamed
Battery: 18650
Chip: Evolv DNA40 (gold)
Features: stabilized wood body, mil spec wires, brushed SS plates, brass battery pin, spring-loaded 510. “Pandora’s Box is the idea and vision of Bryan Mohamed together with 5 talented lads that form the PB team. It’s designed for the comfort of daily vapes, where we envisioned it to be a high quality vape”  Bryan Mohamed

3. Frost Mods Box (FMB)
Country of origin: Poland
Modder: Marta Mróz
Battery: 18650 or 26650
Chip: Evolv DNA40 (gold)
Features: stabilized wood body with gorgeous wood options.

4. W-Box by Wapari Design
Country of origin: Finland
Modder: Teppo Tuorila
Battery: 18650
Chip: SX350
Features: stabilized wood body, adjustable 510, and a wealth of wood and frame material options.

5. Praxis Mods
Country of origin: U.S.A.
Modders: Ivan Lee and Brett Reed
Battery: 18650 or 18350
Features: available in stainless steel, brass or copper; rhodium-plated hybrid adapter and button assembly; self-locking, recessed switch. “The concept of the switch was a culmination of us wanting a hard hitting safe mod. Coming from a retail background, I heard all of the stories of mods auto-firing, so we came up with a button design that would negate this and still perform.” –Ivan Lee

6. MEB Mods M-Atty
Country of origin: USA
Modder: Matt Brown
Features: type II gold over c360 brass 510 center pin, dual and single airflow capable, overbuilt deck with square PEEK insulator, reduced chamber (17.5mm ID by 8mm tall), handmade construction.

7. Vector RDA
Country of origin: USA
Modder: Vapour Lifestyle
Features: full 303 stainless steel, vertical top-feed air intake, super wide-bore AFC drip cap, PEEK insulator, pure red copper contacts.

8. NextGen Atomizer
Country of origin: Greece
Modder: Costas Tsitoumis (VapeWare Mods)
Features: genesis-style, No need to tilt Does not leak, vacuum pressure for mesh-wicking, 5ml capacity, 304L food grade stainless steel.

9. Derringer by Praxis Mods
Country of origin: USA
Modders: Ivan Lee and Brett Reed
“We wanted to create a high quality atomizer that can help minimize the profile of one’s device without giving up performance. The Derringer has created a space in the market for a slew of new small atomizers to be developed.” –Ivan Lee