Vaporesso Swag Kit Review: Swag Like You Mean It


by Thanush Poulsen

Updated: August 10, 2021

Vaporesso Swag Review

Review Score: 95/100

Price Range:
Matte Black, Red, Stainless Steel, Diamond blue, Gold
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  • High wattage
  • Awesome aesthetic
  • Ease of use


  • Some other vapes can reach higher wattages

Vaporesso devices are marvelously designed, perform above and beyond expectations, and always feature some technical marvel that other mods just cannot compete with.

The Swag kit, the Vaporesso newest box mod kit, is a full triple-threat in each category. First, it snuggles into the palm of the hand with its 2.9 x 1.8 x 0.98 inches dimensions and 64g weight. The Swag also features a different design aesthetic with the inclusion of an IML (in-mold label) face-plate that adds to its durable and easily grippable facade.

What’s the technical marvel that puts the Vaporesso Swag above the competition? The Omni 2.0 circuit board lets the user charge the mod faster with its 2A charging capability displays precise and multiple readings. In addition, it has many smart features that allow users to program their most important vaping settings.

A Special Take on the Design of the Vaporesso Swag Kit

The plastic injected coating on the Swag is something that feels great and melds well with the overall, fits-in-your-hand design goals of the mod. It is textured but is still smooth enough to provide a satisfying feel.

Along the side of the mod, users will find the OLED screen, the firing button, and the mode selector button. The plus/minus selector buttons are on the device’s front, located close to the rest of the controls.

Vaporesso Swag Review

Despite being a Vaporesso tank, the NRG SE sub-ohm tank the Swag comes with recalls a SMOK design. It looks like the Big Baby or the TRV8 with the orange O-Rings inside. The chimney inside is slightly broad and looks like it would provide a considerable amount of vapor.

There are bottom airflow slits, along with a protruding 510 pin. However, the diameter of the tank only measures 22mm (0.98 inches). So Vaporesso decided to keep it small rather than go for that extra-wide tank. The 22mm tank is also because anything wider would not fit onto the mod, given its proximity to the battery top cap.

VD Vaporesso Swag Starter Kit

And, again taking a cue from SMOK’s top-fill tanks and the original NRG tank, the NRG SE has a sliding top cap that reveals the bean-shaped fill hole underneath. The top cap also snaps in and out of place for secure, leak-proof filling.

The tank comes pre-fitted with a GT2 0.5ohm coil and has a companion GCell coil that has 0.5ohms of resistance. The GT2 vapes best within the range of 40-80 watts and the GCell within the scope of 20-35W.

The Vaporesso Swag: Make Up Your Mode

To turn on the Vaporesso device, click the firing button five times. If there is no atomizer attached, the OLED screen will display a “change atomizer.” When connected the NRG SE to the tank, the smart mode on the mod will automatically adjust the wattage to the attached tank, just like with the Revenger and the Tarot.

Apart from the now-standard temp control, variable wattage control, and TCR modes, the Vaporesso Swag features a new technology that is fast becoming a new standard for box mods. The Vaporesso Swag uses both CCW and CCT modes (custom curved wattage and custom curved temperature, respectively).

VD Vaporesso Swag Kit Colors

These options let users choose the power and temperature their vape begins and ends with each session. It also enables vapers to decide how long they want the mod to vape at their preferred temperature or wattage.

The Vaporesso also has three different vaping modes (high, normal, and soft). It depends on which coils vapers are used in the atomizer. So there are plenty of adjustable features on this Vaporesso Swag.

Time To Vape the Swag

The level of customization available on the Vaporesso Swag. This is something that a brand like Vaporesso specializes in. Swapping out the GT CCoil, which vapes in between a range of 20-35W, is a flavor-chucker’s paradise. Especially when paired with the CCW function on the Swag. Feeling the flavor intensity gradually increases with every new inhale was revelatory. This box mod has a smooth dual bottom airflow control mechanism. It makes hits easy and, as the name would imply, smooth. This unit can also produce competitive clouds thanks to its ability to reach crazy high wattage outputs. The Vaporesso Swag Kit takes low-resistance sub-ohm vaping to a whole new level with its included 0.4 and 0.5 coils.

Does the Vaporesso Swag Kit Have Any Competitors?

iMini Vaporizer

The iMini is only 2 inches long, making it super small and easily concealable like the Vaporesso Swag Kit. In addition, it has a neat build. However, it only comes in black, which is not nearly as fun as the Swag Kit.

VD iMini Kit Colors

It also only outputs 15 watts of direct output, instead of the impressive 80 of the Vaporesso. So though it is cheaper, it may not be worth saving the extra money for sacrificing quality.

Demon Killer Tiny Vape Starter Kit w/ Tiny RDA

The Demon Killer Tiny Vape Starter Kit comes at a lower price than the Vaporesso Swag Kit. However, though it has a similar build as the Swag Kit, its aesthetic is not quite as pleasing or sturdy.

VD Demon Killer Tiny Vape

It does come with a neat design and in cool colors though, similarly to the Swag Kit. Also, Swag has more modes than the Demon Killer.

Vaporesso Swag Kit Specifications

Battery Type: 18650
Wattage Output: 5-80W
Temperature Control Rang: 200-600F
Min Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
Size: 75mm x 48mm x 25mm
Juice Capacity: 2mL/3.5mL
Colors: Matte Black, Red, Stainless Steel, Diamond Blue, Gold

Pros & Cons


  • High wattage
  • Awesome aesthetic
  • Ease of use
  • Great value
  • Warranty card


  • Some other vapes can reach higher wattages

Vaporesso Swag Kit: Framing It Up

The Vaporesso Swag has a beautiful, compact form. It is great for a portable device and durable with its aluminum alloy casing.

The tank and coil system works magically in cooperation with the many features and customizable vaping options on the Swag. Probably the most fun aspect of this unit is its aesthetics. The artwork stickers purchased for this unit are cool enough to be framed and put on a wall. In addition to this awesome look, this unit is also incredibly powerful. Consumers can get the best of both worlds from the Vaporesso Swag Kit– looks and performance.

Published: November 29, 2017Updated: August 10, 2021

Thanush Poulsen

Being a regular Sweden student, I discovered innovative ways of living healthier. And with my very first e-cigarette, I’ve got obsessed with all things digital. So vaping collided my interests in electronics, science, and health. I enjoy bringing people into the world of vaping through my reviews, guides, and best-of lists.


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20 comments on “Vaporesso Swag Kit Review: Swag Like You Mean It

  • Pam

    February 13, 2021 at 5:34 am

    Hi there. What dose check atomiser mean. Any help would be great.

  • David

    May 25, 2019 at 9:18 am

    I was using the Vaporesso Renova Zero and was very pleased with it as a means of quitting smoking. I became interested in the flavor aspects of vaping and wanted something more. I was given a new SWAG by my nephew who bought it and never used it. I did fall off the pumpkin truck but it wasn’t yesterday. What Vaporesso calls an instruction manual is poorly done. It goes into good detail about “what” the mod is capable of doing but leaves out quality information regarding “why” and “how” you set-up what the mod is capable of doing. I contacted Vaporesso and was told rather rudely to read the instruction manual. I was trying to set up the more sophisticated modes like CCW, CCT and TCR. I again made contact Vaporesso and was told to send them a screen shot. I couldn’t even get into the modes let alone send them a screen shot of what I was having problems with. There was no way of doing that. I spent a great deal of time and was greatly helped by the Vape Community. Folks on-line gave me good information which led to me learning how to use the SWAG no thanks to Vaporesso. Their website is all about what their equipment can do but unclear directions on how one goes about it or why one would want to use a particular mode in the first place. I am now very pleased with this pocket rocket. It’s a quality piece of equipment but don’t count on Vaporesso helping you out.
    the folks on the internet and published tutorials are far more knowlegable and helpful than Vaporesso’s support team. Unless you are experienced with the Omni board or something like it, count on getting help from the web.

  • Cheryl

    March 25, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Write up saying swag has a clock option ,I cant fund any sign of it in the settings, does anyone know where to locate the clock

  • Rebecca Dukes

    December 9, 2018 at 10:46 am

    You never mentioned what ‘smart mode’ is.

  • Anon

    October 19, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Mine does the same. It is not the chip, but the tank itself. how I got around the 9.99ohms is to switch off the device unscrew the tank, turn it on, screw the tank back on very slowly untill it ask which load it is, select new or old load then again slowly tighten the tank. If the 9.99ohms comes back, try again! It’s a pain I know. But it is the only way. Guys that sold me this couldn’t tell what was wrong. They wouldn’t even give me refund or swap it for new one. No hard feeling vaporesso’The swag is a great buy but it became faulty after 1 week of purchase. Smok is definitely next on my list

  • Jon

    October 17, 2018 at 7:39 am

    I’m wondering what’s going on with mine. Bought 4 months ago, batteries started burning out super fast, until a brand new one burned out immediately. I was told it most likely is the chip thats the problem, reading things wrong. Now, it is also permanently reading the atomizer at 9.99ohms, I’m trying to upgrade the firmware thru the vaporesso computer program, but I’m skeptical as to whether that will work. Does anyone know anything about this?

  • Bo

    October 14, 2018 at 7:24 am

    What is the long fire protection on this one >? Can it be adjusted ?

  • Heather

    October 1, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    My vape is stuck on °f and i need to change it back to watts how do i do that

    • Rebecca Dukes

      November 25, 2018 at 5:53 pm

      go to SYSTEM SETand hold down the bottom button for about 2 seconds.

  • Mo'nique Fearon

    September 24, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    My swag kit has not been working for a month now it’s says check automizer every time I press to smoke and I’m really disturbed about it please help me

  • Rithvik

    September 7, 2018 at 9:22 am

    each coil houwmany puph can be used?

  • Al Mertz

    August 25, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    I purchase the Swag & hands down prefer it to my other vapes. Smok Prince Stick, Eleaf stock & iJoy Diamond, albeit all very different, simply don’t measure up to the Vaporesso Swag. A+ in my book and HIGHLY recommend. Besides the tank size limitation, no complaint and that in itself is not a big issue.

    • Rebecca Dukes

      November 25, 2018 at 5:57 pm

      I just bought my first vape and quit smoking 3 weeks ago. The first vape they handed me and recommended was the Vaporesso Swag and I bought it. Your comment reassures me that I have been sold a good beginners kit and wasn’t ripped off!

  • Hamza

    August 25, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Plz tell me what is the normal temperature plz

  • boo

    July 19, 2018 at 9:58 am

    not funny

  • Volanto

    May 30, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    By going to the gym 4 times a week and do bench presses, your strength will increase rapidly

    • Shane

      July 25, 2018 at 3:43 am


  • Shopkeep

    May 18, 2018 at 5:35 am

    How do I change the strength?

  • Rocky

    April 24, 2018 at 6:46 am

    Hi I am rocky and I am not able to set the swag vape … when inhaling it some times the liquid gets burned plz tell me how to set it at what watts I need to set it and what temperature for big clouds

  • Eddy

    April 8, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Wow, this is so great to read. Maybe its because I am waiting for delivery of this product. Must just be a lucky buy.