I have been a devoted fan of Voopoo PnP platform kits for a long time. They have accompanied me on various vacations around the world in recent years. So, with the summer holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to take a look at the latest addition to the lineup: the Drag H40 kit.
In terms of specifications, the Drag H40 measures 107×27.5×25.3mm, weighs 103 grams, features a 1500mAh internal battery, and can be charged at 1.5 amperes through USB-C. It offers an output range of 5 to 40 watts and a resistance range of 0.1 to 3.0 ohms. The kit includes a 5ml PnP 2 pod (2ml for TPD regions) and is compatible with PnP coils, with two coils included in the package.
Now, let’s delve into the unboxing of the Voopoo Drag H40 kit.
The Voopoo Drag H40 is available in seven different colors, and they sent me the “Snow Blue” version for review. If I were to buy it for myself, I’d probably opt for one of the darker colors, but this rather attractive pale blue has grown on me, and I’m sure someone will love pastel pink, especially with the current Barbie craze. Along with the Drag H40, you receive two PnP coils (one preinstalled in the module), a USB-C charging cable, and some documentation.
Taking a closer look at the Voopoo Drag H40 pod kit:
The Drag H40 features a timeless tube-style design with a small prominent control panel on one side, mirrored by a bold bar running along the device’s spine, all wrapped in a leather finish with embossed logos on each side. The pod sits on top in a radiator-like arrangement, giving it a striking appearance.
There’s a small but functional black and white display on the raised control panel, and you don’t really need much more here, as it’s a straightforward power setup with just two modes: “Smart,” which suggests the optimal power for your coil, and “RBA,” which gives you full control over the available 5 to 40 watts. The only other options are clearing the puff counter and locking the buttons; unfortunately, this locks the fire button as well as the up and down buttons, making it less user-friendly.
All the buttons themselves have a really nice positive feel with a satisfying click at the end of their travel, and there’s no button rattle. They all have a pearly look that matches the leather outer wrap, and I particularly like the convex shape of the fire button, which makes it easy to locate with your finger or thumb.
Moving to the base of the Voopoo Drag H40 pod kit:
The USB-C charging port is hidden at the base of the Drag H40, offering a 1.5-amp charging capacity for the 1500mAh internal battery. In my tests, I recorded a maximum charging rate of around 1.37 amps, but frustratingly, this is one of those mods that never drops to zero once fully charged, so I had to run the test multiple times. While charging, the screen displays an animation and the battery percentage, reaching 100% in about an hour. However, at this point, it still drew about 0.4 amps and finally dropped to 0.09 amps after 1 hour and 25 minutes, with a recorded final capacity of 1475mAh. In the final run, I let it continue, and it was still drawing 0.01 amps at the 4-hour mark, at which point I stopped the test.
Examining the airflow of the Voopoo Drag H40 pod kit:
The radiator-like design at the top of the unit houses the airflow control at the bottom with a matching cutout at the top that allows you to see the liquid in the bottom of the tank. The airflow is adjusted by rotating the pod, and this works incredibly well; I never accidentally changed the setting. It also has a fairly wide control range, allowing you to have both sides of the airflow open or reduce it to one side for a tighter draw.
With the two included coils, I found that I preferred to have only one side open with it slightly closed. This had the added benefit of reducing the power requirements and extending the use of the relatively small battery capacity. One thing I discovered here was that I had to be careful when holding the Drag H40, as it was very easy to accidentally block the airflow with a wandering finger. In the end, I found that supporting the base of the unit on my pinkie finger gave me a secure grip and prevented airflow blockage.
Changing coils and filling juice in the Voopoo Drag H40 pod kit:
The pod itself uses the proven PnP platform with coils that snap in from the bottom and feature a removable 510 drip tip. Unfortunately, Voopoo still employs a side-fill plug on the pod, which means you need to remove it to fill it. The filling port could also be a bit larger, and I found it quite easy to block the airflow if you’re not paying attention while filling the tank. Fortunately, the review sample has a 5ml capacity, but here in TPD-regulated regions, we’ll be limited to just 2ml, and Voopoo has informed me that they will have a plug-reducer option available.
Regarding the coils in the Voopoo Drag H40 pod kit:
Two Kanthal PnP mesh coils are included, both designed for direct lung vaping, but as always, this is compatible with the entire range of PnP coils. I was surprised to see the inclusion of the TW30 coil (with the purple O-rings), as this coil has dual heating zones. What surprised me even more was how well it performed with the Drag H40, given its rather modest power requirements. Additionally, these coils consistently deliver great flavor and remain among my favorite sub-ohm resistors.
Moreover, the Voopoo Drag H40 comes with several advantages. It features a compact design and utilizes PnP coils. However, it does have its downsides, such as being prone to airflow blockage
The Voopoo Drag H40 would make an excellent travel companion if you’re planning to go on a trip this summer and prefer something small. The PnP platform works as smoothly as ever, and it’s reassuring to see Voopoo continuing to use a standardized system like this. Therefore, it gets my approval.