Ok… You’ve heard me talk plenty about how much I like my Fatty V3 clone. Now it’s time for the full review.
I’ve had this fat little guy for a while now. When I first got it, I immediately noticed that the airflow ring was incredibly loose. I vaped it on and off for about a week with it in that condition. It vapes OK with the loose ring except for the fact that it constantly readjusts itself, meaning you have to keep an eye on it all the time to make sure your airhole is open. So that was no bueno.
I liked it just fine, but the airflow ring made it unvapable for me at the time. Well after shelving it for about a month, I finally decided to bust it out again and fix the airhole ring, which was easy to do.
Once that problem was solved, I started vaping the hell out of this thing and I haven’t looked back since.
What I DIDN’T like about the Fatty
First and foremost, I don’t like the fact that the airhole ring is all fucked up. Now it was easy to fix – you can click my link above for the full tutorial. That said, not everyone is going to want to take the time to fix it – hell it took me a month before I got around to it.
The bottom airflow is AWESOME. The one problem with it is if you drip too much liquid into it, it will basically drain straight out through that hole and get all over your shit. This has been a big pain in the ass for me, although I have gotten better about dripping too much in it at a time.
The configuration of the posts makes it tough to do any kind of setup that doesn’t involve the wick going through the coil.
It’s not particularly easy to do a dual coil setup on it.
What I DID like about the Fatty
First of all, the quality of vape is just excellent. There is something about bottom airflow drippers that just seems to take dripping to another level. Just like the AIOS, which is also bottom airflow, this thing hits like a tank and has amazing flavor.
The screws are really nice flatheads and it is incredibly easy to set up your coil.
The posts are set up in such a way that it is almost impossible not to get a good coil centered directly over the airholes.
The level of airflow on this device is perfect for me. It’s a little tighter than you might like if you are into super wide bore drippers of the 3/32 and up variety, but I am more of a 1/16 guy and the airflow on this is perfect. In fact, I don’t ever NOT have the airflow fully open. It really doesn’t need the ring to begin with.
It looks cool. It has a wider diameter, so with the ring it might actually bulge out beyond some of the more common mechs, but it still looks good on a mech, and I think it looks exceptionally good on box mods. You can see it pictured above on my Hana.
It comes with a super bitchin fatty drip tip. This drip tip not only looks cool, but you can drip right into it so you don’t have to take it off basically ever.
The top cap screws on. I absolutely love this feature on any dripper.
Who is it good for?
If you’ve been playing around with Igo-w’s and Igo-L’s, the Nimbus, Patriot or other similar atty’s, this would be a great one to try. It really gives a different kind of hit from the more standard variety drippers. I think the draw is a little bit tighter, and the throat hit and flavor are more intense. It just feels like a more full vape coming out of this thing.
If you’re like me, and you prefer making really good single coil setups as opposed to stuffing as many coils as you can into your piece, you will really appreciate the Fatty because that’s what it excels at.
It’s also just good in general for beginners because it is super easy to set up.
Where to buy?
Do I use it?
This has been my go-to piece since I got it fixed. I use it constantly, and my Igo-L and YK1-KTS which are my normal drippers have been seeing a lot less use lately. I don’t see myself giving this one up any time soon. In fact I like it so much I might try to pick up an authentic one sometime soon.
My preferred setup
I have tried this in a lot of different ways. I also did a tutorial on wrapping a thick kanthal coil on it. It performs pretty well on a mech with a sub ohm single coil. Personally, I have been loving it the best with a 1.5 ohm coil on a DNA20 device at around 17 watts. It will make even very low nic juices hit like they have some balls.
The Bottom Line
Quality. The biggest quality issue is the inconsistency with the airflow ring. It’s really kind of stupid to begin with since there is no airflow control needed on this device. That said, it’s an easy fix. If you’re willing to take 5 minutes to take it apart and bolster the o-ring, it will work flawlessly, and really, outside of the shitty airflow ring this thing is almost flawless quality-wise. Great threads, nice posts, no issues at all.
Performance. I really like bottom airflow drippers, so I may be a little biased, but this is the best performing dripper I have right now. I absolutely love it. It gives a totally different kind of hit than your run-of-the-mill dripper, and unless you need a crazy airy draw, I am pretty sure you will love it once you try it.
Ease of Use. Again, it’s a bitch that you very likely will have to tinker to fix the airflow band. Beyond that, this thing is cake to work with. It has super nice big easy-to-use flathead screws, and the way the posts are set up make it nearly impossible to not build this thing correctly. You just center your coil over the airholes, string your wick through and start vaping. Cannot get easier people!
Appearance. If you ONLY use mech mods, you might have a little trouble finding a perfect match for this one. I don’t really have any here that I would say are a perfect match, however, it generally looks OK on most tube mods. I think it really shines on box mods. Box mods look so bulky and lame normally anyway, this is a nice way to spruce them up. The top cap actually looks really cool and the engravings are well done. The drip tip that comes with this thing is an actual beast. I wish I could get these separately because it’s almost worth $10 just for the tip. It is SO convenient to be able to drip right through the tip. It’s crazy thinking I actually used to always remove the tip in order to drip.
Price. At $10, this is an absolute steal. Outside of the one minor flaw with the airflow ring, this thing is an absolute beast. For $10, you are not going to get a better piece.
Overall. If you can’t tell by now, I pretty much love this thing. It just works. I really think that the bottom airflow is set up in such a way that it gives an incredibly intense hit. This is perfect if you are trying to level down to a lower nic and still get a modest throat hit. I was just vaping some 6mg juice in mine today and I was shocked by how well it kicked.
If you are into drippers at all, this one is a no brainer. If you use a DNA20/30 device, then I STRONGLY recommend giving this one a try. Almost nothing else has sat on my Hana since I got it.
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