Vaporesso GEN S 220W Starter Kit

The Vaporesso GEN S Vape Kit features the lightweight and durable GEN S mod powered by the new AXON chip with all new features along with the original OMNI Board chip features. The AXON chip features new modes such as the pulse, power ECO, and smart temperature control modes. The Pulse mode continuously gives you a hit throughout your puff (every 0.02 seconds) giving you even more powerful, flavorful clouds with every puff. The Power ECO mode optimizes the settings of your GEN S mod to maximize battery life. The Smart Temperature Control mode will automatically recognize your temperature control coil. The GEN S features a soft touch casing with four layers of coating including a scratch resistant coating. The GEN S can fire up to 220 watts and supports multiple temperature control settings. The GEN S is powered by (2) high amp 18650 batteries (sold separately) which may be replaced using the magnetic battery door panel. The GEN S may be charged via the micro USB charging port.

The NRG-S sub-ohm tank features a huge 8.0ml e-Liquid capacity which is easily filled from the top using retractable top fill design. The NRG-S features a heating insulation layer which helps minimizes the heat to your drip tip. The tank features dual airflow slots that may be adjusted for maximum airflow. The NRG-S is compatible with the popular Vaporesso GT Core atomizer heads including the versatile GT Meshed coil atomizer heads.


The Vaporesso GEN TC 220W Starter Kit is a high-powered vaping system equipped with a comprehensive temperature control suite, embedded with the new AXON Chipset and is paired with the flawless Vaporesso SKRR-S Sub-Ohm Tank to create a cloud-chucking vaping monster that will satisfy any level of vaper. Within the zinc alloy chassis is a AXON Chipset that results in a broad range of applicable resistances for the GEN Starter Kit and allows the GEN to access other modes like Pulse Mode. This innovative Pulse Mode fires every 0.2,s to maintain the temperature control settings previously input, creating a delicate controlled vaping experience.  In addition, the AXON Chipset releases the full potential of the GEN Starter Kit, unlocking the comprehensive temperature control suite to adjust the temperature of the hit to maintain a smooth and enjoyable vape that can be further adjusted to find the absolute perfect vape, Furthermore, the Vaporesso GEN 220W TC Box Mod is paired with the Vaporesso SKRR-S Sub-Ohm Tank, a versatile tank holding up to 8mL of today’s most popular eJuice, utilizing coils from either the Vaporesso QF Coil Series or the Vaporesso GT Coil Series within the SKRR-S  Sub-Ohm Tank to create luscious clouds of dense flavor.

AXON Chipset
Dimensions – 146mm by 54mm by 30mm
Dual High-Amp 18650 Batteries – Not Included
Wattage Output Range: 5-220W
Resistance Range: 0.03-5.0ohms
Zinc-Alloy Chassis Construction
Soft Touch Rubberized Coating
Power Mode
Pulse Mode
Intuitive Firing Button
OLED Display Screen
Two Adjustment Buttons
Short Circuit Protection
Burn Protection
No Load Protection
Overtime Protection
Low Resistance Protection
Low Power Protection
Overcharge Protection
ESD Circuit Protection
Pass Through Protection
MicroUSB Port
Available in Silver, Black Blue, Black Red, Black

26mm Diameter
30mm Diameter At Widest Point
8mL Max Juice Capacity
Superior Stainlesss Steel Construction
Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
Quadflow QF Air Distribution System
Vaporesso QF Coil System – Flax & Cotton Wicks
0.18ohm QF Meshed – Rated for 55-85W
0.18ohm QF Strip – Rated for 60-90W
Vaporesso GT Coil Compatible
Quad Trapezoid-Shaped Airflow Control
Convenient Threaded Top-Fill Design
810 Delrin Widebore Drip Tip
510 Connection
Available in Silver or Rainbow

1 Vaporesso GEN 220W TC Box Mod
1 Vaporesso SKRR-S 26mm Sub-Ohm Tank
1 0.2ohm QF Meshed Coil
1 0.15ohm QF Strip Coil
1 5mL Replacement Glass
2 O-Ring
1 MicroUSB Cable
1 User Guide
1 Warranty Card

Vaporesso GEN Reviews

Product intro and specs

The Vaporesso GEN is the latest dual-18650 mod from popular vape manufacturer Vaporesso. The device is rated for 220 watts, comes equipped with the brand new Axon chip, and is designed to be lightweight and soft to the touch.

Vaporesso has established a tradition in making reliable and high-performing mods, like the Target Mini II (review coming soon), Luxe, Polar, and Armour Pro. They have quietly been one of the top mod makers in vaping for a while now. Can the GEN live up to the standards set by Vaporesso’s previous mods? Keep reading to find out.

First impressions

When I first got this mod, I liked the design a lot. I know a lot of vapers have clamored for mods to go back to simple designs without looking like something out of a sci-fi movie, and Vaporesso delivers. The mod is basically rectangular, but still very comfy in the hands, and its edges are rounded off. It has a very soft feel to it as well. Their site claims that “the soft touch casing is made of 4 layers of coating, giving it a soft rubber-like feel, yet still making it smooth to the touch” and I have to say they aren’t lying there.

Only thing I didn’t personally care for was that they went back to a small 0.91-inch black and white screen. It makes it feel a little dated to me. I understand that the giant screen of the Luxe may have been a bit too much, but something similar to the screens of the Famovape Magma, Vandy’s Swell and Jackaroo, or the Geekvape Nova would have been nice.

Build quality and design

The Vaporesso Gen is a nicely built and designed mod. While it is not as small as some of its competition, it comes at a good size and it is very lightweight at only around 107 grams—pretty much the same weight as the Vandy Vape Swell. The mod comes in four color options with the red and blue ones fading into black at the bottom. I have the silver one which looks pretty sleek and clean, but the “red to black fade” is my favorite. Branding is discreet with a small “Vaporesso” in the middle of one side, and a small “V” logo on the bottom center of the other. The centered 510 pin is great and can handle a 26 mm atomizer without overhang.

The battery door is a standard magnetic side plate. Batteries fit nicely and are easy to remove using the ribbon that’s attached to the plastic tray. The door has a coating on it with a warning about not using batteries with broken wraps; well done there, and I’m always happy to see safety being a priority. There is no button rattle, the battery door has no play and the magnets are strong. There is also a little notch on the bottom of the mod to help you remove it.

I would like to address a few things I have seen online about this mod. One user reported issues with the 510 becoming loose. I stress tested mine and had no issue at all. It seems to be isolated to a few defective early samples. The other reported issue was a discoloration on the top of the mod, which was claimed to be due to heat. I tested this as well and heat did not cause discoloration. I dug deeper to find the source of it and (oddly enough) it comes from e-juice. If you have a leaking tank, the outer soft material of the mod will absorb the juice and get stained. They should have put a clear coating to prevent that, but I can see it being an oversight as it’s not a thing that happens often. I will ding them for that though.

They list 2.5-amp charging on this mod and while I don’t recommend charging mods internally, I did test that just for informational purposes. I found the max charge rate to be 1.94-amps, so while it is a little overrated it does charge really fast, and most people don’t have a charger capable of over 2 amps anyway. But still, it’s always best practice to use an external charger

Features and functions

The Vaporesso GEN is packed with features and modes like most of their mods. You have Pulse Mode, Power Eco, Smart TC, a DIY Mode which is where you can pick the standard mode for Power (with normal, hard and soft preheats), Temp Control (SS, Ni200, Ti, and one memory slot), Voltage Mode, Watt Curve Mode, Bypass Mode, and Super Player Mode. In the settings menu, there is also their Smart and Auto Modes. The mod uses a standard TCR system, which is fully adjustable across all modes.

To sum it up, the GEN has pretty much every mode out there and then some, to the point where it’s overbearing. It’s cool to have the features, but everything you need is in the DIY mode menu and that’s where I stick around personally. Not sure what’s the point of having a Pulse mode, and Super Player is just Power mode with lower minimum resistance.

Using the Vaporesso Gen

As far as the menu goes, it’s the typical Vaporesso menu with a dedicated mode button between the plus and minus. It’s very simple and easy to navigate. Here is a quick rundown:

5 clicks of the fire button to turn on and off
3 clicks of mode button to enter the menu
Use up and down to scroll the menu and mode to accept.
Use the fire button to exit the menu
3 clicks of the fire button to lock adjustment buttons (can still fire)
TCR and power adjustments are made after selecting the mode
Navigation is pretty straightforward and easy, especially if you have been using a Vaporesso mod in the past.

Power mode performance

The GEN features their new Axon chip. Their older mods used the Omni chip which was one of the best chips in vaping, despite not getting the recognition it deserves, and much better than the more popular Gene chip of the Voopoo mods. Let’s see if the Axon can continue the tradition.

Testing on this mod was done with Sony VTC5A Batteries. They list the specs at 220 watts, but no volt or amp limit listed anywhere. I wish they listed all three on their site. During my testing, the max achieved wattage was 219, so their 220-watt rating is excellent. The amp limit I got was 44, which is above average for a dual-battery mod. The volt limit with a 0.67-ohm coil was 9.257, which is higher than most dual battery mods on the market and shows there is a boost circuit—that’s a nice plus, since most dual battery mods don’t have one. I’m glad they kept that in as it’s only been Vaporesso, Geekvape, Innokin, and Aspire doing that consistently on their chips over the past few years.

The mod adjusts in 0.1-watt increments under 100 watts and full-watt increments at 100 or more. You can also hold the button to scroll quickly by one watt. Overall it works well, but I don’t see a point in using 0.1-watt increments for anything over 20 watts.

During my testing, the mod did a great job of not getting hot. It is also a pretty accurate mod, as you can see in the full test results above. It struggled a little with the 0.1-ohm build, but other than that, it performed great. I was also happy to see that they listened and removed the forced hard preheat.

Temperature control performance
Using SS316L Wire in SS mode with the TCR set to 92, I tested 4 builds.

One simple round single coil
One simple round dual coil
Two fancy wire single-coil builds
One fancy wire dual-coil build
The Gen has the full 220-watt limit available in TC. I was able to get a warm vape around the 420 F range, so it hits around 30 F higher—which is fine as you can adjust for taste with plenty of wiggle room. It throttles smoothly and has good dry hit protection. I get a consistent vape every time and the power lets you adjust the ramp up. It has no issues powering big builds either. Overall, and as I’ve come to expect from Vaporesso, it is a very good performer in TC mode.

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