The Fogger V2 – Does it Live Up to the Hype?

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I was probably more excited to get the Fogger in the mail than I was for any other piece I’ve recently ordered. I instantly cracked it open and got to work setting up a nice coil. And that’s when all the fun began…

Let’s step back just a minute and I will give you some basic info on the Fogger V2. Basically, this is a bottom-coil style rebuildable atomizer. I picked up mine on Fasttech for around $20. It’s not quite a Protank and it’s not a Kayfun. It’s probably closer to the former than the latter.  The advantage of a fogger over a Protank is that in theory, it should be easier to rebuild since it is a rebuildable atomizer.

It comes with a whopping 6ml glass tank and all stainless construction. They ship it wicked with small stainless steel mesh wick. I personally don’t care for stainless steel mesh so I rebuilt mine with cotton.

Here are the raw specs:

  • Stainless steel 510 drip tip
  • Removable top cap
  • Can be filled from the top
  • 6ml juice capacity
  • Bottom airflow control ring
  • Uses 0.5ohm to 3ohm coils
  • 510 connection with adjustable center pin
  • 22 overall diameter
  • Height without drip tip: 54.5mm (Approx.)

There are some really nice benefits there – all stainless, 22 diameter – which is flush on many mods, airflow control, and it can be filled from the top – which is a really important attribute in a BCC, which is close to what this is.

Unfortunately, my Fogger was woefully and irreparably full of problems.

First off, the stock wick and coil they had set up didn’t register on an ohm meter, and didn’t fire on any device. No real problem since I was going to rebuild it anyway, but especially with a device I’ve never worked with before, I like to give it a test fire just to see how everything should be looking.

I was able to get a new wick and coil on that eventually registered, but as soon as I put the cap on and filled it, it started going in and out – that made me very suspicious that there may be a hard short in it somewhere.

When it did fire, it quickly flooded, even though I had it pretty well built. I tried recoiling it several times and while it was going in and out of firing, it still seemed to be plagued by flooding pretty much regardless of how I had it set up. I have recoiled protank heads probably 50 – 100 times at least, so I like to think I have a pretty good handle on how to set up a piece like this, yet I seemingly didn’t get close to getting it correctly coiled.

As I was between assembling and disassembling, a piece of the glass tank chipped. Then on my last go-round, the glass got threaded poorly and I completely broke the tank trying to get it free – even though I was trying my best to be gentle with it.

That’s pretty much where my Fogger experience ended.

What I DIDN’T Like about the Fogger

Well obviously first and foremost is the fact that I couldn’t successfully get it to work before completely breaking it. I’m not the best rebuilder in the world, but I have wrapped tons of wick and coil setups on all kinds of different devices, and frankly I don’t really like anything that is going to be this fucking hard to set up, if it was truly all just my fault.

Beyond that, there are some other flaws.

Another big issue I noticed is there is a large lip around the atomizer deck where the coil is attached. It makes it very difficult to wrap your coil legs around the posts and get them secure. It’s not impossible, but it makes it a lot harder to get a clean build. I have complained about the small lip on some of the genesis style atomizers, but they are nothing compared to this. This one really makes it a challenge to get your wick and coil set up.

You have to thread your wick under an o-ring. This isn’t the biggest problem, but it is really kind of awkward, and I can’t help but wonder if this contributed to the flooding issues.

The glass tank is extremely poor quality. Honestly, I would have much preferred a polycarb tank, because I’m positive I wouldn’t have broken it during the process of rebuilding. In fact I’m sure it would be sitting here full of juice right now. There’s really nothing worse than a shitty quality glass tank.

What I DID like about the Fogger

There’s not a hell of a lot that I liked about it considering I didn’t get it to work.

One thing I really like is the appearance. It really is a nice looking piece. The grooves on it match perfectly with the grooves on the JM22, so it would have been a beautiful pairing had I gotten it to work, which I didn’t.

Another thing is the diameter. 22 is flush with a lot of mods, giving you a super clean look.

Last is the 6ml juice capacity. I usually don’t go that high, but this device can hold a lot without looking bad, so I give them a plus for that.

Who is it good for?

At this point, I would probably not recommend this to anyone. I just simply don’t think it works.

Where to Buy?

I picked up mine on Fasttech for around $20

Do I use it?

Obviously I don’t use it since it is broken and I never got it to work. LOL.

The Bottom Line

Quality. Obviously the quality of these is just not that good. Quality is especially important with a bottom coil clearomizer as you are way more prone to leaking and flooding so you need everything to be sync’d up properly, and with this piece, it just simply isn’t. It’s nice they use stainless and glass, but if the stainless isn’t set up right and the glass breaks if you look at it the wrong way, then there’s not much to say in the way of quality.

Performance. Obviously, I never got mine to work correctly so I can’t really speak to the performance other than it didn’t perform, at all. I have read some reviews on FT of other people claiming it works great, but they are peppered in with many other reviews of people having all kinds of problems with them, so in general I think this is nothing but trouble, and a poor performer.

Ease of Use. If I couldn’t get it wicked and coiled, then it definitely isn’t easy to use. It’s very hard to get your coil wrapped in the first place, then you have to thread your wick through the o-ring maze, and then you have to hope it doesn’t flood or short out, or you will have to do it all over again. Easy? I think not.

Appearance. The one good thing about this piece is it looks fucking cool. I really wish I could have got it up and running and sitting pretty on top of my JM22, but sadly I didn’t even get close, so it kind of makes the cool appearance of the Fogger irrelevant.

Price. If it worked, I would say that 20 bucks is a pretty good price. Since the glass is shit and it doesn’t work, obviously it seems pretty overpriced.

Overall. I have a feeling that this isn’t the last I have seen of the Fogger. I have a Taifun clone coming in soon, which is very close to the Fogger in terms of design, so I will be giving it another go with that regardless. Based on how poor the Fogger V2 is, I have no doubt there will be more iterations in the future that should address most, if not all of these issues.

For now, I would highly recommend you completely avoid this one. Maybe I just got a shitty one, but you’re looking at a crap shoot at best. If you can sit tight for a while, I am pretty sure there will be better options coming along very soon. Just get a Svoe Mesto Kayfun clone instead for about the same price, and you will be pretty pleased.

Until next time…

The Fogger V2 – Does it Live Up to the Hype?
Quality
20%
Performance
10%
Ease of Use
10%
Appearance
80%
Price
20%
Overall
28%

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