The Aegis Max by Geekvape is a single 21700 battery 100W mod that has ‘high quality build’ written all over it just like the original one that came out a few years ago.
If you’re familiar with the previous Aegis Mod, you’ll know that it came packed with features such as water resistance and other cool features, which is why I got excited about the Max’s release.
In this review we’re going to take a closer look at the Aegis Max and the Zeus sub-ohm tank. If you’re a die-hard vaper that believes in a high-quality product with some cool features, then you’re ready to find out why the Max is a mod you may want to get your hands on…
PRICE (US): ~ $50.00 (from VapeSourcing, usually at a discount)
PRICE (UK): ~ £35.00 (from VapeSourcing, usually at a discount)
INSIDE THE BOX
- 1 x Aegis Max Mod
- 1 x USB Cable
- 1 x User manual
- 1 x Spare parts pack
- 1 x 18650 battery adapter
- 1 x Battery door assist tool
- Output power: 5-100 watts
- Input voltage: 3.2-4.2 volts
- Output voltage: 0.1-8 volts
- Minimum voltage: 3.3 ± 0.1 volts
- Longest output/vaping time: 10s
- Charger voltage: 5V-1.5A
- Battery: 21700/18650 (battery not included)
- Temperature control: 100-315°C / 200-600°F
PACKAGING AND DESIGN
If you owned the original Aegis mod then you’ll be familiar with the overall look and aesthetics of the Max. It shares the same design philosophies such as the quality build, IP67 water resistance rating, but with an improved 21700 battery.
While the Max is designed for a single 21700, you can use a 20700 or an 18650 with the included adapter so you won’t necessarily have to go and buy a new battery if you have either of those lying around.
The spring loaded 510 pin connector is decent, never giving me any issues regarding fit or stability.
One thing I really like about this single battery mod is that you can comfortably fit a 30mm atomizer with it without overhang, and the tanks I’ve put on it site perfectly flush keeping the overall look sleek
The Max has a nice clicky hexagonal fire button on the front side, which again feels extremely high quality.
The screen is bright and easily readable, and though it’s not colored like other mods, it serves its function just fine. Below the screen you will find the navigational buttons, and the USB port is situated on the left side with a rubber plug to help keep water and dust out.
The Max may be smaller than the original Aegis, but it is by no means a small mod. It straddles between dual battery mods and other single 21700 mods. However, given the ruggedness and the IP67 resistance, you can forgive the Max being a bit larger than other mods.
There are five colors available, and while I can’t speak for the other colors, the grey pearl version looks great in person. In pictures it may give off a matte grey look, but in hand it’s more a shiny metal feel.
This accents the brown leather and black frame very well. The leather itself looks and feels top-notch, just adding to the overall high-quality aesthetics. Not sure if it’s genuine or imitation leather, but it feels great in hand regardless.
Branding is kept nice and simple, with one side of the mod brandishing “Geekvape” lettering, while the other side you have “Aegis” written out. The battery door still keeps the same threaded latch system as on the original.
Overall, the Aegis Max is a robust, great-looking mod that is as beautiful to look at as it is to hold.
The Max may be a new addition to Geekvape’s line, but as far as the chip functionality goes, you won’t find anything new here that you haven’t seen before in past Aegis mods.
Does this mean it sucks? Of course not.
Just because the chip doesn’t have any new features, it doesn’t mean it makes it not worthy of consideration. You still have everything you will ever need in a mod – variable wattage, temp control for Ni200, SS, Ti and TCR, power curve mode, and bypass mode.
Turning it on is simple with a fairly standard five clicks of the fire button. Three clicks will take you to the menu, and you use the up and down buttons to navigate the options.
Inside the menu mode you’ll use the up and down buttons to adjust, and the fire button to accept your selection. To exit the menu, you just press and hold the fire button for a few seconds.
Again, there’s nothing stand-out here from previous models, but it has everything you need.
The Zeus is a top-rim airflow tank that has proved to be very popular since its release. It comes with two mesh coils.
The first is the Mesh Z2 0.2ohm KA1 and is recommended to use at the 70 to 80w range. Vapor production with it is great, producing massive vapor with excellent flavor.
The other coil is the Mesh Z1 0.4ohm KA1 and is recommended for use at the 60-70w range. It doesn’t produce as much vapor as the 0.2ohm one, but clouds are still thick.
Changing the coil is nice and easy – you just unscrew the bottom and twist the coil out.
If you have trouble twisting the coil, then you can use the tool Geekvape included in the kit to pry it off. A nice little touch.
During my use with this tank I’ve not had any issues with leakage, which seems to be the general consensus when looking at customer reviews.
HOW MUCH DOES THE AEGIS MAX COST?
At the time of writing this review the Aegis Max full kit costs under $50.00 in the US from VapeSourcing and £35.00 in the UK also from VapeSourcing, usually at a discounted price.
The real question though, is it worth it?
When compared to other mods in this price range it’s got be a go for the Max, especially if a 21700, 100W device is the type of thing you’re looking for.
Sure, it’s not the cheapest, but it is packed with quality materials that warrant it’s price point and should last you a very long time with good care.
- Basic functionality – nothing new, but does what it needs to
- Basic (non-color) screen
- Awesome build quality
- Great finish
- Option to use different sized batteries
- Accurate wattage reading
- Robust 510 pin
- Easy to use
- IP67 rating
- Great overall performance
- Quality tank included with kit
For what it offers, the Aegis Max is a no-brainer if you are looking for a single 21700 mod.
Build quality and ergonomics are top notch, rugged construction, IP67 rating, great and accurate performance, and all the features you need are all there.
Can it do a little better in some departments?
But for what it is, the Aegis Max gets two thumbs up.