GeekVape is at it again with yet another trick up their sleeves. This time it’s with the newly introduced “Aegis” 100W 26650 box mod. Touting a wide range of indestructible features such as IP67 dust resistance,IP67 Water resistance and a body made entirely of MIL-STD 810G-516.6 Military shock proof material. It’s no surprise that sitting in one of the designers chairs on this project is none other than the chief designer of the Heatvape Invader Mini. The invader mini was also a very rugged device but lacked a bit in the power department. GeekVape has managed to cover both the power requirements and rugged design for the Aegis.The device is made of Liquid Silicone Rubber Injection, which is what lends to the extreme durability of the Aegis. Let’s take a look at some of the closer details of the GeekVape Aegis.
Size: 37.8 x 46.8 x 88mm
MAX power output: 100W
MAX firing duration: 10s
MAX voltage duration: 9V±0.1V
Output mode: VW/ VPC/TC/TCR/BYPASS
Material: Aluminum + Zinc alloy + silicone
Battery: 1x 26650/18650 cell (not included)
Temperature Range: 100-300℃/200-600℉
Operating temperature: -40℃ – 80℃
Level: IP67 waterproof and dustproof; MIL STD 810G-516.6 military grade shockproof
IP67 And Mil Spec Ruggedness Explained
If you are not yet familiar with IP67 or any of the IP codes they are basically just a code set forth to indicate the degree of protection an enclosed device carries. IP67,which is the class that the Aegis fits into indicates that it is fully protected from dust exposure to internal components(thats the 6) and the 7 indicated that it is protected from accidental water exposure as well as full submersion for up to 30 minutes.
MIL STD 810G-516.6 or MIL SPEC side of things becomes a little more confusing but to summarize it for you, each device is put through a various number of tests, targeted towards the conditions it would normally be put through and if it passes those tests it can have a MIL SPEC rating. It’s a bit gray due to the fact that the manufacturer chooses which tests to put it through so some MIL SPEC items may not be as rugged as you’d think, so keep that in mind when tossing these devices around.
LSR Injection Moulding Explained
In non-scientific terms, LSR Injection is a process in which Liquid Silicone Rubber is molded on to another type of plastic material, providing it extreme durability against heat, cold,impact,water and other extreme conditions. LSR is used in many fields when a product requires great quality and long lasting durability so with the Aegis using this technology, I trust fully that the device will stand up to expectations.
Heatvape Invader Mini was a great little device but it lacked the power output many users demanded. It came out around the time high wattage devices started really flooding the market so it hit a niche crowd. I wanted one but 50W of power just was not enough.
Today, the majority of users are 80W and up. I personally range between 90-150. The Aegis comes in at 100W which is going to hit a good targe audience. With its ruggedness and durability, I can see many people purchasing this for travel,work or for use during recreational activities. The power output is enough to accommodate many atomizers from rebuildables with big coils to tanks with disposable coils. The Aegis will run on a native single 26650 battery cell(not included) or can be run with a single 18650 with the included battery adapter. With a single 26650 battery, the battery life on the Aegis will be satisfactory. In previous experience, a 26650 will provide the power of two 18650 in a single cell.
You can expect all the standard power outputs on the Aegis that you would find on any mainstream mod that is on the market with a couple add-ons such as bypass mode which will allow you to bypass the internal circuitry of the chip and push more power to an RDA or RDTA that have larger builds demanding more than 100w. GeekVape has also added a VPC temperature curve mode to better enhance and dial in on your vaping experience.
Something new and noteworthy is the chip that GeekVape is using, which is stated to be real rated power and instantaneous firing. I can only assume that this means when you set your device to a certain wattage, the device will instantly fire at that wattage, meaning no ramp up time or delays in getting that satisfactory vape that you love. Many brands have attempted this, some have succeeded with it while some failed and I can bet that with a reputation like GeekVapes, it will hold true.
The design of the Aegis overall looks to be impressive. Aesthetically, for a rugged mod, it is quite attractive. In normal circumstances you would trade off looks and performance for ruggedness, so I am happy that GeekVape has not traded off any small detail. After checking out a few videos and seeing the device in a more 360-degree view, it does look to be a tad hefty all the while still pocketable. That’s the idea though, right? Durability,portability and reliability. I would rather take this to work with me then drag one of the many, terribly heavy three battery mods out there.
After really digging into the details of this mod, I am excited to see how it holds up compared to expectations. If GeekVape holds true on the quality of the products they produce, it will not disappoint in the least. I am a laborer by day so a product such as this really appeals to myself. I hope that this little preview will help some people in their buying adventure, or at least given you a little more in depth information before you throw this new device into the cart. Much Thanks and Stay Classy!
I am John Pietersma, a 30-year-old husband and father of three children. I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. I have vaped and built coils for four years. I am very passionate about vaping and writing product reviews for everyone to read.