Lost Vape Triade Review: A Blockbuster Mod for DNA Fans

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by Christina Matthews

Updated: October 8, 2020

Lost Vape Triade x2

Review Score: 95/100

Price Range:
$122.97-$149.00
Colors:
Platinum, Midnight Black, Silver, Black
Wattage Range:
1-300 W
Battery Type:
Triple 18650
Works with:
  • Eliquids icon

Pros

  • Accurate power output
  • Superb menu system

Cons

  • Boring exterior design

Starting Price: $ 122.97

The Lost Vape Triade is a triple-18650 mod that features the DNA250C color-screen chip (Evolv’s most powerful chip), which can hit a high-power maximum of 300W. The Triade is to-date the first triple-cell DNA-mod, as most Lost Vape mods to this point have only been dual-18650 box mods.

The Triade has a similar form factor to other famous triple-cell devices like the Reuleaux, which is to say it has a wide, polyangular frame. The batteries are all back-loaded and the battery bay door has magnets to connect it to the main device.

A Closer Look at the Triade

The Triade follows the path of other large, triple, and quad-cell devices like the Reuleaux, the iJoy Captain, or the SMOK T-Priv regarding its shape. The Triade, like all those other mods, has a wide back-end as well as a large, 510-plate on-top. The 510-platform is slightly raised off the rest of the device, which gives it more room to accommodate larger atomizers.

Lost Vape Triade x2

The Tridae comes with the standard DNA screen (along with the standard menu system) that they have employed for the last five years. The TFT screen measures around 0.9” and it is a full-color display. The screen is surrounded by the control panel elements, which is the typical user interface seen on Lost Vape mods.

The top firing button is stainless steel, semi-rounded hexagon, and is not as over-sized as you would expect for such a large device. Beneath the screen, the three other function buttons (also SS) are stacked together vertically along with the USB port to access the EScribe software feature of DNA chips. On either side of the user interface, there are three slots intended for battery ventilation.

The slots are meshed and are all placed at the bottom of the device to cool the cells from underneath. The cells are back-loaded and the carbon-fiber wrapped battery door comes off with a swift pull on the door cut-outs located on either side. There are no other standout design elements to the Triade other than the carbon-fiber paneling throughout its zinc alloy build.

What’s in the Box

Lost Vape Triade kit

The Triade comes as a stand-alone device, as is typical of Lost Vape box mods. The device does come with everything necessary for users to access the Escribe software if they already have installed on their computers. Here’s what to expect in the Lost Vape Triade kit:

  • 1 x Lost Vape Triade 250C Mod
  • 1 x MicroUSB Cable
  • User Manual

The Look and Feel of the Triade Mod

The Triade stands at under 90mm (85mm to be exact) so it is not as tall as some would imagine. It measures 40mm in width so it is long in the waist, which is, of course, due to the triple-cell configuration of the device. The rest of the mod stands up to the standard laid down by LV itself for high-quality mods.

The base frame of the box mod is an all-zinc alloy, but, as mentioned, the buttons are milled stainless steel and they have a very good tactile feel to them. The rest of the device’s build materials like the stainless steel plate atop the box mod and the spring-loaded, nickel-plated 510-pin itself are also very well-made.

The plate is brushed and gleams nicely in the light, owing to the high-quality craftsmanship that went into the design. The 510-plate is centered and there are three grub screws on each corner of the plate to keep it in place.

Things You Need to Know about the Triade

The Lost Vape Triade 250C is an upgrade to the base DNA250 chip, but it has a new feature that has been a recent addition to the chip’s capabilities. That feature is the Replay function that saves all the settings of a user-selected vape for continuous replay. Users can engage the Replay function in any of the chip’s available modes from wattage mode to every material in temperature control.

Lost Vape Triade battery

The Replay function exists separately from the rest of the device’s functions but it is also compatible with every vaping output. The Replay feature is one of the options users can choose from when scrolling through the main menu options. Users can use the control interface to access every one of the mod’s eight modes.

The eight modes include wattage, wattage Boost, nickel 200, Titanium, Stainless Steel 316, Stainless Steel 430, Kanthal, and Replay. The presence of such exotic coil material like SS 430 and Kanthal is a testament to how advanced this DNA250C chip is compared to other chips out there.

Instructions

Despite its advanced capabilities, the DNA250C and, by extension, the Triade is very easy to use. The TFT screen is full color and it has a crisp, sharp image. There is no mistaking anything displayed on the screen and all the readings are legible. Making things even easier for first-time DNA users is the simplified menu system.

Lost Vape Triade

There is no secondary user menu on the chip for users to choose from the vaping outputs. Instead, users need only engage the middle “mode” button on the control panel to engage the selector bar on the screen.

To switch among any of the device’s modes, users need only highlight the top icon, which shows the current mode. Selecting this top icon lets users scroll through the chip’s various modes like wattage, wattage boost, and all the temperature control settings.

There is a secondary menu on the chip that shows system information. Users can access this menu by selecting the “Settings” icon on the screen, which then shows users the menu items related to the mod’s display, date and time, diagnostics, system information, atomizer, and the version of the box mod.

Lost Vape Triade 250C: Vaping It

Expectations are always high for users who vape DNA-devices, and this new device is no exception. The smooth functioning of the menu system was a sign of how well the device would perform when vaping. The Triade can use any tank style as well as any sized tank up to 30mm thanks to its expanded 510-plate.

The advantage to a DNA-chip is also the fact that it boasts a near-perfect power accuracy, which in this case, is 300W. Other mods may list something like 250W or something in between 200W and 250W, but they lag or they do not meet their stated threshold either because they cannot muster enough power or because of their battery types.

Lost Vape Triade x2

Devices that use 20700 or 21700 cells could conceivably reach those high power outputs if they had the right chip to distribute power evenly. But they do not, which is not to say that they could not reach 250W; it depends on the device and chip. DNA, however, is one of those chips that does not lie.

Apart from the accuracy of its power rating, the DNA chip is also well-known for its precision temperature control feature. This chip boasts SS 430 and Kanthal wire, the latter of which is not compatible with temperature control vaping, but perhaps, one day it will be. The device can handle low, sub-ohm resistance coils and it has even more vaping options with the Escribe software.

The Competition

Lost Vape Paranormal

The Paranormal was the debut-mod of the newly-designed chip of the Triade DNA250C 300W. It features a dual-18650 power configuration in a stylish, durable, eye-catching exterior mod that features zinc alloy and genuine leather elements.

VD Lost Vape Paranormal

The Paranormal also has the same user interface as typical Lost Vape devices with its three-button control panel. The OLED measures 0.96” and it lets users access the device’s several options from wattage mode up to 200W to temperature control in nickel, titanium, and stainless steel.

Wismec Reuleaux

The original triple-18650 mod, the Wismec Reuleaux Gen 3 is still heralded as a game-changer and continues to impress new users with its powerful capabilities.

Wismec Reuleaux Gen 3

The Gen 3 features the same tri-sided exterior with zinc alloy build elements along with the 1.3” OLED along the entire front of the device. It has a two-button control panel that lets users control the device’s many outputs from wattage to temperature control.

Loste Vape Triade 250C Specifications

Dimensions: 85mm by 50mm by 40mm
Wattage Output Range: 1W - 300W
Temperature Range: 200F - 600F
Min Kanthal Resistance: 0.1ohm
Min Temperature Resistance: 0.08ohm
Display: 0.9" Full-Color TFT
Colors: Platinum, Midnight Black, Silver, Black

Positives and Negatives

The Positives

  • Excellent build quality
  • Big, bright screen
  • Superb menu system
  • Three-button control panel for easy usage
  • Accurate power output
  • Replay function makes usage easier

The Negatives

  • Boring exterior design

Lost Vape Triade 250C Review: The New Member of the DNA Trinity

The Triade DNA 250C is another soon-to-be hallowed device in the DNA pantheon. This tc box mod has the distinction of being the brand’s first entry into the triple-celled mod market and it meets all expectations. The Triade does not break any molds in the exterior design, as it follows the same set up of other big devices.

It continues with the same quality of design and function that Lost Vape created a long time ago. The device has excellent build quality, while its screen is bright, easy-to-read, and easily navigable. The Triade will, of course, appeal to regular DNA-users who have become accustomed to the chip’s unrivaled performance. But Lost Vape took steps to make the Triade a little more accessible to new users with its simplified menu system and Replay function.

Published: July 24, 2020Updated: October 8, 2020
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Christina Matthews

I love the written word, and in my career as a journalist, I strive to provide the facts about everything I write about. There are too many false and alarmist stories out there about life and vaping mainly. My mission is to make e-cigarettes less scary to people with informative articles and extensive research on not only the possible evils of cigarettes and Big Tobacco, but the objective side of e-cigs.


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