A Late Review Of The Vamo 2~ In Short- Enjoyable.
I’ll start off by saying I’ve had a Vamo 2 quite a while now. Close to a year to be more precise. I say this since some people get new gear and within a week they are reviewing it. Now granted I would have liked to make this review a little sooner, but I felt that when it comes to advanced gear how they handle the test of time is one of the biggest critiques beyond simply performance.
In short it’s been great. It performs remarkably well for its affordable price when considering so called “better” contenders on the market. It’s also stood up very well to wear and tear. All of my Vamo 2s have been dropped and still work.
Batteries: Single 18350 or single 18650 IMR
Operates in volts and watts
3 button operating system. One button to up the voltage, one button to down the voltage(or wattage)
Built in Ohm/Multimeter
Easy to operate
Safety Tip: Never, absolutely never stack batteries. Vamos in general may have the capability to be stacked( ex. using two 18350) however, it’s just unsafe to do. Even more to compound this is that Vamos use IMR chemistry which means in lamest terms, unprotected. Just because your Vamo might have over-circuit protection does not mean it can stop an unstable battery from malfunctioning and malfunctions is what you absolutely want to prevent. Please don’t stack. It’s not worth the risk.
I have a family of three Vamo 2s. I bought two for back-up. That should really sum up how much I like and trust this PV. I purchased my first Vamo 2(yes there are slight differences between Vamo, Vamo2, Vamo3, etc, most are considered upgrades of its former) around January 2013. This was the very first roll out edition of Vamo 2. My newer or backup Vamo 2s do have slight differences/upgrades. It’s always a gamble when you buy the very first product off the production line. I’m going to go through as much of the differences as I’ve come across with the very first Vamo 2 to the more recently available Vamo 2s. I bought my back-up Vamos about 2 or so months ago/around September 2013.
Then- Super bright LED screen
Now- The LED screen has been toned down(likley battery life saving decision) and is now more improved, clearer to the eye.
Then- The middle post(pin)/connection would slooowly go down into the APV itself. Insulator ring insufficient. Sometimes tanks would work, other times not so much.
Now- Improved white colored insulator ring was found in both of my new Vamo 2s. Much better, have not noticed pin issues. Sometimes tanks sit a little off balance on PV but still works without issue.
Then- Wrong bottom battery coil. It heated up and was a cause for concern. I fixed this by buying a Provari spring from Provape.
Now- Corrected coil, no longer has heating issues.
Not huge differences, but very good performance differences.
Essentially performance wise between the first edition Vamo2 and the latest Vamo 2 I’ve been using the last couple months the only difference I can really tell is that the newer Vamo 2 editions are much less finicky with atomizers, tanks, cartomizers and so on. Mostly I use my Vamo in the voltage setting, I notice little to no difference using wattage. In a nutshell it’s a power-house. The Vamo is just a monster. It gives such an intense, strong vape and that’s maybe at 4.3 volts with a 2.8 Ohm head. From other PVs I have tried, different tube mods, box mods, I can say with some experience here that the Vamo delivers a bigger punch. That’s what I love so much about the Vamo and why I have my back-ups because I like the Vamo 2. I’m not a huge fan that the Vamo 3 now has a cut-off to the device. I really hope the Vamo 2 will be available in the future.
Now I can’t really get too much into battery life because this strongly depends on how you treat your batteries, what voltage you take them out at, how old the pair is, what brand it is. There’s too many variables for me to say something like “The Vamo has great battery life” You have great battery life if you treat your batteries well.
Longevity wise, the Vamo 2 has just blown my expectations. It’s a heavy, apparently well built mod because the poor thing has taken a lot of abuse. I can’t count how many times I started to do that cringe “Nooooo, not my baby!” face as it falls to the floor or desk to pick it up and as if a guardian vaping angel is around me my PV magically works flawlessly. I can’t say enough good things about how tough it seems to be built. Almost a year and the first Vamo 2 is still going strong. I’ve also dropped my back-ups and they’re fine as far as I can tell. Durability is the most important aspect to me these days. I love that I’m saving a lot of money being a 2 year veteran of vaping now, I know what I like and need. I don’t want to have to buy a new mod or PV every 6 months. The Vamo 2 gives me that type of stability I crave in a device.
On Left/Blue Tank- Device with 1 18350 battery(older Vamo 2)
On Right/Purple Tank- Device with 1 18650 battery(the noob)