This is a review for the latest starter kit offered by OBS called the Draco. The OBS Draco Starter kit is a super compact pen-style device consisting of a separate battery and tank. The kit is available in two colors; stainless steel and, black.
OBS is known for making tanks and RDAs that offer superior ﬂavor, ﬁt, and ﬁnish. The OBS Engine series is legendary! How does the OBS Draco perform and does it continue OBS’s history of making great devices? Let’s dig down a bit deeper to ﬁnd out.
OBS Draco MOD Specs
- Size: 24 x 87mm
- Max wattage: 80 W
- Battery: built-in 3000 mAh
- Material: 304 stainless steel
- Thread: 510
- Micro USB Charging
- 3 color battery LED indicator light
OBS Draco Tank Specs
- Size: 24 x 43.2 mm
- Capacity: 2 ml TPD Glass/3.5 ml Bubble Glass
- Coil: M1 mesh coil 0.2 ohm (50-80 W, best at 65-75 W)
- Draco OCC quadruple coil 0.3 ohm (30-80 W, best at 35-70 W)
- Thread: 510
- Top reﬁll tank with two large ﬁll ports
- Adjustable locking air slots OBS
Draco Kit Contents
- The Draco 3000 mAh Battery Mod
- The Draco Tank
- 2 ml Glass
- 3.5 ml Bubble Glass
- M1 Mesh Coil 0.2 ohm (pre-installed)
- Draco OCC Coil 0.3 ohm
- Extra O Rings
- USB Charging Cable
- User Guide
OBS Draco Mod
The Draco Mod looks like an AIO (All-In-One) device but is actually a separate battery and tank. The mod is a nice compact size measuring in at 24 mm in diameter and 87 mm high.
The ﬁnish on this device is fantastic and the device commands a solid feel in your hand. This is due to the body being made of 304 stainless steel. The resulting brushed and painted ﬁnish looks high end and ﬁts ergonomically in your hand.
There is a USB charging port on one side of the device and a large ﬁre button on the other side which houses a 3 color LED. The LED changes from Green (full), to Blue to Red (dying/dead) to indicate battery charge level. The LED lights up when pressing the ﬁre button and when the mod is charging.
The bottom has some venting holes and that’s it. There’re no variable voltage/wattage, temperature control etc as this is a starter device.
The Draco Tank comes with the M1 Mesh coil pre-installed and the 2 ml glass. The box also includes a 3.5 ml bubble glass that I installed immediately. The tank consists of the same stainless material that the mod is made of giving the complete kit a nice look.
My one little issue with the look of the tank is the air ﬂow control and top ﬁll knurling. On the black tank, the knurling is not painted the stainless lines really stick out. I’m not really a fan of the look and think a full black paint job would have looked better.
It uses a standard 810 drip tip and has top ﬁll. There are two large reﬁll ports that will accommodate any type of bottle of drip tip. The tank is pretty low proﬁle at 43.5 mm and utilizes a super short chimney section which helps the tank develop some great ﬂavor.
The tank has air ﬂow control is smooth and locks on full open/close on both sides. One thing I like about the AFC is that you can slide the AFC ring off so it’s easy to clean if any juice gets in behind there.
OBS Draco Kit Performance
The OBS Draco kit is a no-frills mod and tank kit. Depending on the coil that you are using the battery can ﬁre up to 80 watts. You can’t change the voltage/wattage. Temp control? Forget about it.
What this kit is all about is ease of use and a solid vape. Press the button the vape. Done. The kit looks great and feels nice in the hand. It has weight, and when you move it around, there’s no loose buttons or noise. It feels well built.
Aside from the laser etched Draco on the side, the ﬁnish is a clean brushed stainless steel or painted ﬁnish. It looks sick but it is a bit slippery as a result. The 3000 mAh battery is great. I got about 1.5 days of use before needing to charge the mod. Charging time was about 1.5-2 hours.
The M1 Mesh coils perform! It took about a day of usage for the coil to really show its full potential. The vape is ﬂavorful with some serious clouds. The wide center bore of the mesh coils gives it a very loose and airy draw at wide open airﬂow. Even at wide open, the ﬂavor was on point for me.
The Draco OCC coils, on the other hand, were ok. I found the ﬂavor wasn’t quite there. It wasn’t bad, but not as full ﬂavoured as the mesh coil, but vapor production was still good.
After 1.5 days of use, I did notice ﬂavor muting on the OCC and upon closer inspection could see the cotton looked like it was burnt around the coils. Could be a bad OCC coil in the kit? The mesh coil was still consistently performing after 3 days and about 20-25 ml of e-juice.
OBS Draco Starter kit Video Review
The OBS Draco kit is not only a great starter kit for anyone just starting to vape, but also for more advanced vapers who appreciate smaller form factor and superb performance. With the lack of features on the mod, experienced vapers might want to consider another device.
When it comes down to it, this kit delivers on ﬂavor and vapor production. It’s not as small as a pod-style device, but its compact enough to take with you to a dinner or night out on town and you don’t feel like carrying around a huge box mod. The kit has a very polished look and feels it for the price and with a 3000 mAh battery on tap, it will last you a whole day of use.
My name is Mike Cardeno. I started vaping back in 2010 and have never touched a cigarettes since. I started using 810 devices, to 510’s, eGo’s, Nautilus etc. to the current offerings of Subtanks and RDA’s. I love how far the industry has come and look forward to what’s in the future for vaping. I enjoy collecting new devices and writing reviews to give my feedback on some of the newest gear.