Snowwolf Taze Review
Dimensions: 91mm*41mm*25mm (height includes drip tip)
Materials: Zinc alloy, PCTG
Battery capacity: 1600mAh internal cell
E-liquid capacity: 4.5ml/ 2ml (TPD edition)
Charging: 4A USB-C quick charging
Power output: 5W-40W
Sigelei subsidiary Snowwolf originally made their name with bulky, high wattage box mods but have transferred their efforts primarily to the AIO market in recent times. The Taze is their latest device, so does it stand out from the crowd?
Construction, fit and finish are excellent. It’s no exaggeration to say that the Taze is one of the best built AIO devices on the market today. The Zinc alloy chassis feels robust, tolerances are on point and the PCTG tank is highly shock resistant. This is one of the smaller AIOs we’ve seen this year but it has a nice weight, feeling premium in the hand. A strong magnet keeps the tank firmly in place with no play whatsoever.
Snowwolf have kept things simple when it comes to user experience. A firing button on the back of the chassis powers the device on/off with five clicks, or locks the wattage controls with three clicks. Power is adjusted up and down via two small buttons located beneath the screen. With a small AIO like this, I don’t expect any more features, so I’m glad that the Taze has been designed with simplicity in mind.
A “smart power” feature detects the installed coil and recommends a starting wattage, along with setting a power ceiling. This is a useful feature that stops newer users from accidentally exceeding the capabilities of a coil and burning it out. Wattage limits like this are becoming more common in 2020 and I think that’s a great thing for the sake of accessibility. Holding both wattage control buttons down allows you to toggle to RBA mode, which allows full user control of the wattage, which will be necessary for the forthcoming rebuildable section.
The Taze is supplied with two coils as standard. The first is a 0.6Ohm mesh coil, rated for 15W-25W. With a fairly small inner bore, I found it to provide a pleasant, if reserved, direct lung vape at 25W, with the airflow set to ¼ open. I did not find flavour to be particularly impressive, but it wasn’t bad either. Coil longevity was fair, lasting for approximately 30mls of moderately sweet e-liquid before declining substantially.
The second coil is a 0.3Ohm mesh build, rated for 25W-35W. I found this to provide a much more saturated vape at the maximum recommended wattage, with airflow set to approximately 1/3 open. Coil longevity was slightly improved too, lasting for 40mls of moderately sweet e-liquid before a replacement was needed.
Snowwolf also offer a 1.2Ohm MTL coil and I find it very odd that one was not included with the kit. A small, sleek AIO system such as this one thrives with low power vaping and since this kit is aimed at newer vapers, it would have made a lot of sense to give the consumer an idea of both styles of vaping, rather than two marginally different direct lung coils.
Battery life, along with Snowolf’s 4A charging has been the primary feature for much of the marketing effort of the Taze and it’s no wonder why. Even with a respectable 1600mAh internal cell, 35W does take a toll, draining the battery in approximately 3-4 hours depending on the user. This is entirely counteracted with the super quick USB-C charging. The Taze goes from flat to full in under 30 minutes, which is incredibly impressive. This makes down time a non-issue, regardless of what power level you choose to vape at.
In summary, the Taze has a lot going for it. The design, build quality and vape experience are all good and the charging technology is a game changer for internal battery devices. The decision not to include a MTL coil, however, is baffling and should be addressed for all future batches.
- Build quality
- Super quick charging
- User friendly
- No MTL coil included.