Tracer Vape Mod Review – Sub-Ohming For Everyone

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When Halo finally released their first two sub-ohm vape mods, everyone was excited and expected to see some quality products that have become a trademark of the US-based manufacturer.

Halo Tracer Review

As a matter of fact, the Tracer vape mod, as well as the Reactor box mod both, are up to snuff in terms of build quality, performance, and vapor production. While Reactor is more powerful and more expensive option for those who want to customize their vaping experience, the Tracer is a simple yet stylish entry-level sub-ohm vape mod.

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  • Beautiful Design, Sturdy Build
  • Amazing Specs for The Size
  • Powerful Battery
  • Ease of Use
  • Safety Protections


  • The Button Has a Slight Rattle
  • A Hard to Refill Tank
  • Charging Takes a While

Why Halo Tracer Vape Mod?

If you’re wondering what really sets the Halo Tracer apart from so many other mods available on the market, it’s the unique mech-style, tube-like design. There are cig-a-likes and then there are box mods, but if you’re looking for something in between, Tracer is the way to go. In addition to the quirky design, ease of use and durable build also make it a good buy.

Who Is It For?

halo-tracer-tankThe Halo Tracer mod, as we mentioned earlier, is an entry level vape mod. Those who want to flirt with sub-ohm vaping for the first time, or are switching from starter kits such as the Halo Triton to a more powerful mod, will find the Tracer to perfectly fit their bill. It has a single button, no LED screen or no up and down buttons. All you need to do is charge it, fill the tank, and enjoy your vape. Since tinkering with too many settings and adjusting wattage and voltage can be too much of a hassle for new vapers, the Tracer really hits the spot.

Who Is It Not For?

While beginners will love the simplicity and ease of use, more experienced vapers who like to customize their vaping experience in certain ways will find it a little too basic. If you’ve been vaping for a long time, know you stuff, and want to fine-tune it, you better consider box mods with variable wattage/voltage, unless you’re looking for a secondary, portable device.

A Vital Tip Before You Vape

If you decide to buy the Halo Tracer review, make sure you do one thing to secure your mod and also improve your vaping experience: prime the fresh coils. One of my friends who runs a famous YouTube channel about vaping actually burnt the cotton in the Tracer mod as she started vaping right after unboxing the mod. I was surprised when she complained about the burnt taste the Tracer had. However, we quickly figured out the issue, and after fixing it, she totally loves it now.

So how do you prime the coils?

Simply by putting a few drops of your preferred e-liquid directly onto the coil. If you think that’s a hassle for you, you can just fill the tank, and let it sit for at least five minutes before you start vaping on it. What this will do is give the cotton some time to absorb the e-liquid, and when you fire the mod, it will be able to bear the intense heat generated by the battery and won’t burn.

While you should do this trick with every new mod you get, but if you own a Halo Tracer, you’ll love the vapor it produces after you prime your coils.

A Quick Look at The Specs of the Halo Tracer

The Halo Tracer vape mod comes along with a 3.5ml sub-ohm tank, a wall charger, and a glass mouthpiece in addition to the stainless steel one. The tank features a 0.5ohm dual coil, ideal for vapers who are new to sub-ohming. While the battery life depends on how often you vape, the 2,600mAh battery is fairly powerful and can last anywhere between 14-36 hours, depending on your vaping frequency.

Clad in a shell of 304 stainless steel, the Tracer mod is virtually unbreakable. Although the tank isn’t one of the biggest, but 3.5ml is a decent capacity. Also, Halo used the relatively more expensive materials i.e. borosilicate glass and stainless steel to build a tank for clean, pure and noncorrosive vaping. Another amazing feature of the tank is easily adjustable airflow/resistance on the draw, which you can change simply by twisting the ring on the base hardware left or right. What it does is simply change the size of the air-holes. If you widen the air-holes, you’ll get a “looser” draw and cooler vapor. On the flip, narrowing down the air-holes results in “tighter” draw and warmer vapor.

What We Liked About Halo Tracer

  • Beautiful Design, Sturdy Build
    The design of the Tracer kit is amazing, from the mod to the tank, everything is well-though-out. Even the bore tip is amazingly wide to offer you the best vape. Available in steel and black finishes, the mod looks very elegant and sits perfectly in your hand. However, it’s a little long as the tank also adds to the length and isn’t concealable. The 304 stainless steel body not only makes it extremely durable but also increases the overall elegance.
  • Amazing Specs for The Size
    For such a skinny and compact size, the mod has very commendable features. From the 2,600mAh battery to the 3.5ml tank and 0.5ohm sub-ohm coils, you’ll be holding a powerhouse in your fist. It also offers thick, dense vapor but not as big as you get from box mods, however, comparing its vapor with dual battery mods won’t be fair in the first place.
  • Powerful Battery
    Let’s be realistic, we hate refilling and recharging our mods. The 2,600mAh battery of the Tracer will allow you to vape for a whole day of vaping, or for two days if you don’t vape very frequently.
  • Ease of Use
    What really makes the Tracer an ideal option to upgrade from Triton starter kit is its extreme user-friendliness. From using the mod to adjusting the airflow, everything is as easy as pie, mainly because you don’t have to worry about any wattage/voltage control.
  • Safety Protections
    The mod also packs some great safety features including short-circuit battery protection and auto cut off when the battery is used for more than 15 seconds continuously. While 15 seconds will give you a massive drag, but will also make the batteries work at their full capacity. So, the device will stop working after the cutoff time to avoid any mishap in case the batteries overheat.

What We Didn’t Like Much

  • The Button Has a Slight Rattle
    My biggest complaint against the Tracer mod is the slight rattle in the button. And I saw this issue with other Tracer mod units. It surely is a shame for such a great mod, though nothing too serious as long as the button doesn’t pop out.
  • A Hard to Refill Tank
    Because of the unique design of the tank, you’ll need to remove the tank from the mod and the air control section from the tank. Then you’ll need to hold the tank at about a 45-degree angle to fill it with a dropper. For a mod that sells because of its simplicity, an easier to refill tank would have been much better.
  • Charging Takes a While
    The battery can take up to 4 hours to go from zero to fully charged. It also doesn’t have the pass through feature that lets you vape while the mod is on charging. So, it’s better to charge the battery every night or you risk running out in the middle of the day and having to go without vaping for a few hours.


The pros of the Tracer Halo mod outweigh the cons by some margin. It has everything you desire to see in a mod: elegant design, great performance, crisp vapor, and decent battery life. However, the lack of variable voltage/wattage and LED screen can either be a blessing or a curse, depending upon your vaping needs, and this is what will define whether you should or should not consider the mod. If you are a beginner or intermediate vapor and don’t have much experience with sub-ohm vaping, you just can’t go wrong with the Tracer, and let’s not forget that the entire kit costs only $59.99. This mod surely makes sub-ohm vaping a lot easier and hassle-free.

Published: July 4, 2016 Updated: July 14, 2021



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