Does the SnowWolf finally deliver a bite again as loud as it’s bark? Find out in the SnowWolf Mfeng Review.
What is the SnowWolf Mfeng
Back when i first started vaping, SnowWolf were the top of the range in terms of mods. You could pay 90-100 pounds and feel value for your money. That mantle has slipped but with the Mfeng, the SnowWolf is ready to make a comeback. The Mfeng is designed to bring a classy design and well performing mod at the same time with a price point to appeal to many. Can SnowWolf bring you a premium mod at an affordable price? Before we get into that, let’s dive into the details first.
What’s in the box?
- SnowWolf Mfeng mod
- Wolf Tank
- 1x WF coil 120-230w
- 1x WF coil 80-150w
- Glass Tube
- 2x User Manual
- Warranty Card
- USB Cable
About the Wolf Tank
The Wolf tank is a pretty suprising mod to bundle in with this kit. The first thing to point out is that the coil range actually is higher than the mod could possibly fire to on the main coil installed so it is clear SnowWolf were aiming for a cloud chasing tank. The tank comes in 48.5 mm tall and with a 6mil standard capacity with TPD 2mil also available. The tank is a 510 thread, with 810 non replaceable drip tip and adjustable bottom airflow ring. The tank has a topfill design which involves screwing the drip tip area off from the top revealing a kidney hole design underneath. It comes with two coils, one designed 150w-230w and the other 80w-150w.
SnowWolf Mfeng Colour Options
About the Mfeng Mod
The mod measures in at 91.5mm by 49 mil and is made from a zinc alloy frame. The other materials are designed with PC+ ABS fireproof materials, giving the whole mod a metallic look and feel. The screen is a 1.3 inch TFT colour screen and it comes with a side dual fire button, both top and bottom can be used to fire. The firing time is classed at 0.0008 seconds to fire to provide instant reaction to the fire button. There is two navigation buttons at the bottom of the mod with a USB port underneath for firmware upgrading and USB charging (reviewer advice- not recommended). The design has ridges on both top and bottom on the edge and the mod can easily fit a 25 or 26mm tank easy, anything bigger will produce overhang. On the back there is a Wolf head design protruding from the mod and the battery door is a 3 magnet clip off design the size of the back of the mod. the mod is compatible with dual 18650 batteries and the battery compartment comes with a ribbon to secure the batteries in place. The menu system can be accessed through three clicks of the fire button and you get Mode/Screen/Set and exit options. Deeper inside you get a basic preheat and power saver mode and the choice of two screen designs. The designs are simplistic showing ohms, wattage and battery level in one long bar. There are 5 modes to choose from, Power, TC, Ti1, Ni200 and SS.
Thoughts on the Wolf Tank
Honestly, the tank is good but it feels overpowered in my opinion, or at least unnecessary. You do get decent flavour from the tank but i have found in terms of the super coil (150w-230w) that the flavour can mute over the space of days, with the coil overall lasting me about a week and a half before dry hit tastes started to creep in. I love the top fill design of this tank, very easy and it doesn’t involve unscrewing the top of the tank like other mods which is always going to be a bonus for me. There is plenty of airflow in the tank which is again a positive and the huge 6mil capacity out of the box is another positive. One con I have found with the tank is that the O rings do come off easily when dismantling the tank for cleaning. In my experience I rarely have to fix them but with the Wolf tank it seems nearly every time they come loose. Finally the coils do seem overstated to me somewhat. For example the 80-150 coil actually performs really well at the bottom of the range and the top range does take away the vape quality a little bit. My advice would be to find the right wattage for you with the coils and stick there, they do certainly still perform at the bottom end of their recommended. Other than that there isn’t many more cons about the tank, good flavour, capacity and easy filling. I would love to see that top fill on other tanks in the future.
Thoughts on the Mfeng
It is quite a diversive mod this one because a lot of people love the look of it and some hate it. Personally I am in the loving it boat, I really like the way it looks and the wolf design on the back for me adds to that. However some people may not like the design, which is fine, I feel SnowWolf went for the classic design over something more contemporary. The mod feels great in your hand and if the Wolf is uncomfortable then fire it the opposite way around. Another positive is that I have found no accidental button presses doing this, they are designed to lean into the mod so your hand rests against the screen. I really like the screen design also, very basic and just displays what it needs to show with no fancy animations. Battery life on this mod has been another plus for me, easily a day and a half vaping daily with the batteries in there. So for what SnowWolf were aiming for with this mod I think they got it pretty spot on.
The cons of the mod are small in my opinion but may factor into your idea about it. The first one is the ridges on the bottom, the device can be a little unstable at times. If you place it down flat, there is no issue but if you put it down at an angle then there is a chance the mod will just tip over. It has happened to me a couple of times since buying the mod so it is something to be wary of. The next con is with the batteries, there is a little bit of battery rattle inside when you shake the mod. The ribbon does help with this and you don’t get it using natural forces, only by shaking. The top design only limiting 25mm tanks is another con but I get the idea that it was over ever designed with the Wolf tank in mind, so standard tanks will fit but nothing much bigger. I suppose the lack of menu options will be a con to some. I personally like the simplistic idea but some people may prefer having more options inside. The final con may also be a positive, the mod does feel a little heavy. It is a con if you prefer lighter devices but a pro because it also makes it feel solid and nice to hold.
Starting to vape in a market that had SnowWolf at the top of the food chain means I hold the brand in high regard. They were top quality mods and the history since paints them as taking their foot off the pedal somewhat. I think with the Mfeng they are starting to really take strides in making that come back and offering better mods at cheaper prices is the right way to go about it. This kit isn’t going to be for everyone like most out there, I know I was watching this for about 3 months before I got it, the design looked fantastic to me. The kit isn’t perfect, the small cons in there can put some people off it but if you like the design and the classic easier feel to a mod then this kit will be fantastic for you. The coils aren’t the greatest in the tank, I have found the lower wattage one to be much better performing so far but they are by no means terrible, they do give a flavoursome vape and plenty of cloud production.
A stunning bit of kit, SnowWolf are finally back on the market with a huge statement. Hopefully they can use this platform as a way of getting back to where they once where, with quality well performing mods.
This review was brought to you by Christopher Ashton
The SnowWolf Mfeng is a great kit to own if you love the design of it. There are a couple of design flaws/personal preferences that stop it being an Alpha but SnowWolf are making huge strides to leading the pack again. It feels and performs great, a worthy purchase if the design appeals.
- Great Battery Life
- Solid and well made Mod with great choice of colours
- Great Top fill design
- Simplistic menu and screen
- Bottom design isn't the best
- Small battery rattle if shook
- Tank coils are overstated
- O Rings are easy to slip off.