Today I will be reviewing the Wismec Sinuous Ravage 230 Kit, bundled with the GNOME Evo tank.
Wismec Sinuous Ravage 230 Introduction
Wismec are back again with the Wismec Ravage 230 and another designed by Sinuous Design. A small form factor mod very similar in looks to the Predator mod. Wismec for me have had their ups and downs in terms of mods. First off we had the incredible, tank like RX200 ( Which I have owned from release and still works ) through to the disappointing Exo Skeleton and the mixed review mod the Predator. I personally have owned all of the RX series at one point or another and was put off by the rest when it came to other reviewers reviews. This time however I was hopeful that Wismec could restore some faith in their products with the Ravage 230. Read on to hear my thoughts.
Wismec Sinuous Ravage 230 Box Mod Specs
- Thread Type: 510 spring loaded connector (supports 28mm tanks)
- Output Modes: Power (VW), Temp Control (Ni, Ti, SS, TCR)
- Output Wattage: 1-230W
- Resistance Range: 0.05-1.5Ω for TC modes / 0.1-3.5Ω for VW mode
- Temperature Range: 100-315°C/200-600°F (TC modes)
- Maximum Charging Current: 2A
- Maximum Output Current: 50A
- Output Voltage Range: 0.5-9V
- Dual Circuit and Reverse Polarity Protection
- 1.45inch colour display
Wismec Sinuous Ravage 230 GNOME Evo Tank
- Height: 44.2mm
- Diameter: 25mm
- Weight: 56.8g
- E-liquid Capacity: 2ml/4ml options
- Retractable top filling
- Bottom airflow
Wismec Sinuous Ravage 230 Unboxing
The packaging is the same as all of the other Wismec products I have had. Distinctive Black box with silver artwork depicting the mod itself. Inside the box you will find
- SINUOUS RAVAGE230
- USB Cable
- Spare Parts ( O-rings, Glass )
- GNOME Evo
- User Manuals ( Mod and Tank )
- Single 0.4ohm Head
- Warning Card
Wismec Sinuous Ravage 230 Closer Look
I was sent the stainless steel and black mod for review. In the box, this was what I was met with and it looked really nice. So taking it out of the box for the first time it felt a nice weight and sturdy. On the top of the Ravage 230 you will find your centred 510 connection which is much needed these days and allows larger tanks to sit up top and I think they look better centred on this size mod.
With the screen towards you, the left-hand side is where you will find a large firing bar and a smaller function button above this. This smaller function button does two different jobs. Firstly a quick press puts the mod into stealth mod and holding this button down flicks to the next vaping mode. Holding the function button for 3 seconds brings up the clock on the display. Likewise the firing bar as well as powering the mod on and off ( five clicks ), firing the mod you will find three clicks brings you to the menus.
Central to the mod body you will find the 1.45inch colour screen. The screen is nice and clear and of a good size to display all of the relevant information in one place. The screen does stick out slightly leaving it prone to scratching is left face down. I would have preferred a recessed screen perhaps.
Below the screen are your up and down buttons for navigating the menu and adjusting wattage and temp settings. You will also find the USB connection for charging ( recommend to charge externally) and for upgrading the firmware.
Right at the base of the mod is the battery door which slides open and shut and locks into place perfectly. Venting for the mod is also found here. I suspect there are vent holes on the right side of the mod as there looks to be a couple towards the top of the handgrip on the right.
Hands on with the GNOME Evo
This is my first time with a Wismec tank. The GNOME is received is the 2ml variant meaning it is TPD compliant. Looking closer at this now from top to bottom we start with the Drip Tip. This is a 510 drip tip that serves a dual purpose. Firstly and most obvious it is your mouthpiece and second and not so obvious it also forms part of the child-proof locking system for the top fill cap. I think this is a good idea but it is always a good idea to keep these things out of reach of children but again it is a good idea.
With the drip tip removed you can slide the top cap back to reveal a good sized filling hole leading into the 2ml tank. The coil is situated here as expected and screws into the base nicely. The base itself has two reasonably sized airflow holes.
Using the Wismec Sinuous Ravage 230 and Gnome Evo
This has had a vast amount of use over the past two weeks and has been in daily use since receiving the mod. Obviously, this was to test it for the review but also because it is such a nice mod to use. The GNOME Evo has had an average amount of use I would say but I have been using various tanks and RDA‘s on the mod to check performance. Overall I found performance to be very good in wattage mode. Temp control mode was at times a little underwhelming but then again I have never been much of a fan of TC mode in any mod.
The menu system is nice and simple, Just how I like things. I like to get a mod and get on vaping it without no tricky menus to navigate or button combos to remember.
I found the Ravage to be of decent build quality, It has had a drop and escaped without a scratch. Remembering back to the RX200 that was a tank and was put through the wars on many an occasion. Paintwork on the base and top is of a high standard. No wear and tear marks from placing down or unscrewing attys. One thing that disappoints me in mods is the ease in which that ring appears around the top or chip marks on the bases that just happen so fast.
The GNOME Evo tank is a nice tank to vape. The included 0.4ohm coils gave a nice vaping experience and I still have the original coil in which considering I have been using some very sweet juice was positive. Leading up to this two week mark I am noticing a slight muting of the flavour but I would have expected this to of happened much sooner in fairness.
Airflow on the GNOME is nice and found that it allowed just enough air through when wide open to give a satisfactory lung hit. Closing this off even a little does feel a little more restricted that I would have liked, so wide open it stays. The childproof system works and is a nice addition. As I said above these things should never be in reach of children but it is good to see a company taking these potential risks onboard in their design.
Wismec Sinuous Ravage 230 Kit Pros and Cons
The Wismec Sinuous Ravage 230 is a really nice device to use and hold. The weight is really nice and the build quality is superb. Its been a long time since I have had a Wismec mod I guess I got bored of the same old same old look to them as they released new mods.
Pros – Along with the above, I really like the screen. It is very clear and easy to read. The firing button is a great size and generally performance is brilliant.
Cons – The function button whilst handy, I feel would be better located on the front of the mod. I found myself catching it by mistake far too often.
Wismec Sinuous Ravage 230 Kit Video Review
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I am Jay (VapingWithJay) and I am a passionate vaper from the UK. Not only an avid vaper but I love nothing more than to share my thoughts on the latest products in the industry and helping others on their vaping journeys. Happy reading and vape on!