Vaporesso Gen Review: Accurate Wattage Ratings


by James Bickford

Updated: October 22, 2021

Vaporesso Gen desktop

Review Score: 93/100

Price Range:
146 x 53 x 27mm
Battery Capacity:
Silver, Purple, Green, Black Blue, Black Red, Black, Gold
Works with:
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  • Well-made with high-quality materials
  • Easy-to-use menu system
  • Fast response time


  • The tank leaks a little
  • The screen is too small

The Vaporesso Gen is the latest dual-18650 vape from Vaporesso. The AXON chipset powers it. The Gen is one of the first mods to use the AXON instead of the typical OMNI board the brand uses in most of their modes. The AXON chipset allows the Gen to reach a high-power output of 220W. The new board also comes with innovative features. The Gen is paired with the SKRR-S sub-ohm tank and accompanying coils, a QF Meshed coil, and a QF Strip coil.

A Closer Look at the Vaporesso Gen

The Vaporesso Gen, at first glance, is an impressive melding of design and functionality. The vape has a recognizable shape and figures with its traditional, four-sided vape mod look. The side panels come off so users can install the batteries, and they are kept in place with magnets. The entire exterior is covered with dimples to give the vape an airy look and a lightweight feel.

Vaporesso Gen desktop

The exterior comprises four separate layers of a rubber-like substance. It gives the mod durability by making it scratch and flame-resistant. The rest of the surface features a small, 0.91” OLED and three control buttons to let users make adjustments. The entire control panel features the firing button and the three adjustment buttons underneath the OLED, along with a Type-C charging port.

There are four different color options available, but they are not solid colors. Instead, the paint jobs use gradient colors blending into one another, so they look like they have been brushed. The top of the Vaporesso Gen features a stainless-steel 510-plate that is entirely centered. The vape measures a little over 140mm (with the tank attached) and has a width of 54mm.

What’s In the Box


The Gen starter kit includes the sub-ohm SKRR-S tank along with two compatible coils. The Vaporesso Gen kit also includes an extender glass for the tank to raise its capacity to 8ml from 2ml. Here’s what you’ll get inside the kit:

  • 1 × GEN mod
  • 1 × SKRR-S tank (8ml)
  • 1 × QF Meshed coil 0.2Ω (Pre-installed)
  • 1 × QF Strip coil 0.15Ω
  • 1 × Replacement glass tube (5ml)
  • 2 × O-ring
  • 1 × USB cable
  • 1 × User guide
  • 1 × Warranty card

The Look and Feel

The Vaporesso Gen does not break any molds as far as design. But it still stands out for having a heavy and light exterior. The added layers of protection do not seem to add to the bulk of the device but make it more streamlined and elegant. The battery panels are always firmly in place and do not move or rattle when in hand.

The buttons on the control panel are also very firmly in place and do not rattle or get stuck within the chassis. Users can easily install the batteries and even receive a little warning diagram not to use unwrapped or broken batteries. The top of the vape features a stainless steel 510-plate that has good play and is spring-loaded.

Battery Life

The Vaporesso Gen is a dual-18650 device. Its battery life depends on many different factors like wattage, coil resistance, and vaping frequency. However, what the Vaporesso Gen offers in terms of battery life is helped because of the AXON chipset. It lets users save on battery power with the ECO mode. Users can enable ECO mode to make better, more efficient use of the batteries by powering only essential features.


The vape can reach a high-power output of 220W, which is accurate when tested. Users who vape at lower wattages will get a good week or two of usability. The device comes loaded with a 2.5A charging feature, which is higher than most devices. This feature lets users safely charge their batteries inside Vaporesso Gen. Although charging externally is always recommended.

SKRR-S Tank and Coils

The Vaporesso Gen comes paired with the SKRR-S tank and two QF coils that use different coil styles. The SKRR-S tank uses a screw-off top so users can quickly fill their tank with any sized dropper or e-liquid bottle. The top cap screws back on for easy refilling. The tank is mostly glass and stainless steel, and the coil installation is similar to other tanks in this class.


The two coils included in the kit are from the QF family of coils compatible with other Vaporesso tanks. The 0.2ohm QF Mesh coil is pre-installed in the tank, but users can swap it out for the 0.15ohm QF strip coil designed for higher-VG e-juices and higher wattages.

Getting It Started and Vaping

The vape is easy to use, and most users will not have a problem getting it started. The device follows the standard five clicks on and five clicks off process. When the vape is activated, users can click the firing button three times to enter the menu section. Then choose from the different modes installed on the chipset.

From there, users can select their preferred mode and make a selection with the independent selector button, which has been a feature of Vaporesso devices for years. Once users have chosen their preferred mode, they can adjust within those settings by using the up and down arrows.

How It Vapes

The device is aimed at sub-ohm vapers with its high-wattage output, several TC modes, and some more advanced features like curve, bypass, and Super Player mode, which lets users vape at lower resistances. The vape uses the AXON chipset, which has proved to be a good performer in wattage mode as it is in temperature control mode.

Using the coils provided, the device has no problem vaping within the stated ranges. But users who vape their coils will also have no trouble with the mod. The lowest resistance the device can vape at is 0.03ohms. That function is helped by the Super Player mode that was made for low resistance vapers.

The device’s functionality also helps its performance. It is straightforward to adjust settings while vaping and go into different menus without missing a beat. The device never overheats even when it reaches its maximum in either wattage (220W) or temperature mode (420F). The cloud production from the SKRR-S tank is exceptional, thanks to the quad airflow system that brings in air from all directions.

Everything You Want To Know

Where to buy the Vaporesso Gen mod near me?

You can order the mod directly from the Vaporesso retail site or check with your local vape retailer if they have any in-stock. Vaporesso is a major vape manufacturer, so their products are pretty well-known and distributed.

How much is a Vaporesso Gen?

The price of a Vaporesso Gen kit varies depending on where you buy it. Buying directly from the manufacturer might be a little more expensive than buying from a retailer. But users should research to find a good deal on the device.

What is the Vaporesso Gen mod made of?

The device comprises different layers of three other materials, namely:

  • rubber coating,
  • metal spray,
  • a fire-resistant polycarbonate.

Is the Vaporesso waterproof?

No, the Vaporesso is not waterproof. However, it may be scratch and flame-resistant. It is not recommended to submerge the device in water.

What is the difference between Vaporesso Gen and Gen S?

There are not many differences between the Vaporesso Gen and the Gen S, as most of the features are similar. They are virtually identical down to their size and chipset, but one key difference between them is their 510 board. The Gen S has an improved 510-connection that is more resistant to coloring and oxidation.

How to replace glass on an SKRR tank?

Remove the top cap of the device and install the extender glass or replacement glass onto the coil base. Screw back on the top lid and make sure the glass is lined up with the top and bottom caps.

What coils are compatible with the SKRR tank?

The SKRR tank is compatible with the included QF coils, NRG GT cores, and GF cores.

The Competition

Vaporesso Gen S

Vaporesso Gen S

The Gen S version of the mod is identical to the original. Although it does come with a different tank, the NRG-S tank uses new coil types, specifically the GT and GT4 mesh coils. The Gen S features the same durable and lightweight exterior build as the original. And it has the same chipset that offers users wattage, voltage, temperature control, and three unique power mods. The device is also a dual-18650 mod and can reach as high as 220W in wattage output.

Vaporesso Gen Nano

vaporesso-gen-nano-vape mod kit

The Nano is a smaller version of the original and features a built-in 2000mAh battery rather than using removable 18650s. The Nano also features the AXON chipset and comes with the GTX tank and accompanying coils. The Nano has an identical design to all the Gen mods and uses the same control panel and vaping outputs. Users can choose from the three different power modes or go directly to either wattage or temperature control.

Vaporesso Gen Specifications

Vaporesso Gen
Dimensions: 146 x 53 x 27mm
Display: 0.91' OLED screen
Capacity: 8ml
Coil: QF Meshed 0.2ohm, QF Strips 0.15ohm
Drip Tip: 810"
Mode: Pulse Mode/Power ECO/Smart TC/DIY
Battery: 2 x 18650 (Not Included)
Power Range: 5-220W
Charge current: 2.5A
Resistance Range: 0.03~5Ω
Thread: 510

Pros & Cons


  • Well-made with high-quality materials
  • Easy-to-use menu system
  • Fast response time
  • Versatile vaping options
  • Good battery life
  • Excellent vapor production


  • The tank leaks a little
  • The screen is too small

Conclusion: Vaporesso Gen Review: A Solid Performance

Have you ever used Vaporesso products? What is your favorite device from the brand? Let us know in the comments section below.

The Vaporesso Gen is a solid device that features accurate ratings in terms of power and output along with an easy-to-use menu system. The device has a unique, stylish exterior that exudes both power and user-friendliness. The mod is well-built and designed, and it feels good to hold it. The battery panels are easily removed, but they do not move or shake when using the device.

The menu system of the AXON chipset is easy to follow. And users can experiment with the many modes installed on the chipset. For example, users can choose from standard fares like wattage and temperature control to go with more advanced, customizable features like curve mode or any of the three unique modes of the AXON.

Published: December 23, 2019Updated: October 22, 2021

James Bickford

My way of understanding the significance of vaping came not only through the disruption of smoking but its effects on society as a whole. Now I bring people to vaping and bring vaping to people. I love using new gear, writing in-depth reviews and generally nerding out about vaping to like-minded people.


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