Texas Tuff Cotton Review

Hey guys and welcome to another review from myself Shakey. Today we are doing a little wicking review and the company of choice is Texas Tuff.

What can I say this stuff is amazing. Now it took me a while to get around on how to use this stuff but once you eliminate the fresh cotton taste at the start, this stuff is ready to go and does not disappoint. To do this I used the juice and burn technique and after you do this a few times I have to say there isn’t much wick about that can beat it. Personally, I’m a very fussy person when it comes to wick but I would rank this in my top 5 I’ve used to date.

As raw and natural as it gets! Lasts up to three times longer than the other forms of wicking on the market, with high heat resistance suitable for extreme conditions of sub-ohm vaping for a clean rich flavour experience and huge dense cloud production with maximum absorbency.

To be fair to these guys they’re clued in and I dunno if it’s the cotton or the way it’s cared for in the factory but the only downfall with this stuff is the amount of excess cotton that comes off when wicking the coils. It almost seems like a waste. But all in all, a very very good product and I really hope to see more stuff come from them.

Kendo Vape Cotton

Hey guys welcome to another review from Belfast Vape Bar. today we are looking at Kendo Vape Cotton. Have to say, I’ve had a fair few different cotton brands but Kendo is very different. I have been using the Gold Edition for a couple of weeks now and I have come around to it very quickly. Kendo have provided us with a few packets and they have a range three different sizes at the moment.

  • Gold Edition
  • Eco Edition
  • Original Kendo Cotton

Each of these packets come in different lengths eg. My Gold edition comes in a 39in (1m) length. In the packet the cotton comes as almost like a rolled up length and tears quite well.

Kendo give the following information on their product:

– 100% organic
– 100% organic
– Unbleached
– Heat Resistant
– Odourless
– Low Taste Retention
– Easy to Wick
– Superior Absorption
– 2x Longer Lasting
– Ready to Use
– No Boiling Needed

When they say it’s easy to wick they aren’t lying. My best advice on wicking this stuff is literally, tear off a chunk, rip it in half and go ahead and wick up your atomizer. Takes a few minutes to juice it up initially but it does mention that on the back of the packet.

Kendo Vape Cotton has to be one of the better cottons I have used, due to its ease of tearing and use. I found when you split it down the centre it manages to fit no matter the build. Have to say though the best part of this cotton…..minimal waste! People waste so much cotton after trimming and tearing. Due to it being in it’s rolled up state. Kendo cotton has won me over. Especially this gold edition packet. It’s so easy to manipulate for any coil.

VS6 Digi Camo ACU by Vapesox

Stevo here with another review for the Belfast Vape Bar. THis time we’ve got something a little different!

Which will be the first Accessory type product we’ve actually reviewed. The folks at Vapesox were kind enough to send us out a few of their products to review and some to giveaway to you guys 😉

I have the VS6 Digi Camo ACU today for review.

I first seen the Vapesox products whilst doing some research on the Tuglyfe box mod where you receive a Tug branded pouch with the mod. Personally I’m not a fan of carrying my mods and liquids in my pockets as they can easily get scratched or you can sit on them! -_-

A carrying solution is definitely something I have looked into for quite some time, especially when using the larger box mod devices.

  • Weight -3 oz
  • Dimensions – 3.5 x 5.25 in
  • Material – Cordura© Nyco Fabric & Elastic

The Condura material is also widely used in military settings due to its high durability, abrasion resistance and that it also offers anti-static protection. Making this more than ideal material for vape gear.

This particular Vapesox is ideal for my current set up, it holds the Koopor Plus perfectly with an RDA just poking out the top and the front pouch for either a tank and two bottles of liquid or two bottles.

Note that 100ml bottles will take up then entire front pouch as you can see below.

The placement of the loop for the carabiner appears to favour those of you who wish to have your Vapesox pouch on your right hand side, being left handed this is a minor con for me. An additional loop on the other side might be something they’ll add to future products.

The carabiner itself is fairly low quality unfortunately, I will be replacing it with something more durable for long term use. If you’re carrying an expensive vaping set up the last thing you want is for the carabiner to break!

Perhaps a belt loop on the back of the product as well so that your mod isn’t always dangling…

This particular Vapesox is available to buy now and is currently on sale on the Vapesox website for the reasonable-ish price of $24.99/£16.64 *Note* there is a rather hefty International shipping fee to the UK which puts the total to £34.

A few vendors in the UK are planning on stocking these products and once we receive word, this review will be updated with links to their stores.

Now to bring this review to a close, would I buy this product? For a while I was on the fence but after using the VS6 Digi Camo ACU for a few days I will say yes. It is however a shaky yes, will need to see if this carabiner holds out first.

Coil Master V1 Kit

If you are going to be rebuilding coils, odds are you aren’t going to be doing it with your bare hands. You’re going to need some basic tools, flush cutters, ceramic tweezers and a couple of screwdrivers at the very least. Well, Coil Master have this handy little kit out that contains all of the tools you might require for your coil building adventures.

The case its self is bulging, actually bulging which seems to set up for a rather extensive kit and to be fair, the CM kit is. The kit contains the following: Flush cutters, needle nose pliers, ceramic tipped tweezers, bent tip tweezers, an ohm-meter, screwdriver with swappable tips (both flat and phillips head in a variety of sizes), a wee box that has eight sections for miscellaneous storage (coils, screwdriver bits, spare screws etc) and finally the coil master coiling kit in a rather study drawstring bag.

So, for simplicities sake, I’m going to work through each of the components that make up this rather convenient little kit before passing judgement on the entire kit.

First of all, the flush cutters provided within the CM kit are quite sharp, the metal is clean and free of any chips in the blades. The spring is just at the right tension so you aren’t fighting against it to squeeze them shut, making using them quite easy. The handles are a generous thickness so you aren’t feeling them digging into your hands however the metal in them doesn’t seem the greatest, being a bit on the soft side. The printing of the Coil Master logo isn’t the greatest either, having worn off quite quickly.

The needle nose pliers contained in the Coil Master Kit aren’t bad either, they are sturdily built with a lap joint design, made of decent quality drop forged steel with a comfortable, albeit thin vinyl grip. Further inspection reveals that these are produced by a Japanese company called MTC. However, I did happen to notice that between the jaws was absolutely filthy with what seemed like machine oil or something of the sort. While this may be a bit pedantic, if I am working on something that will be heated up in the process of vapourising a liquid for me to take into my lungs, the last thing I want to be doing is to adding foreign materials into the mixture. Besides that, they aren’t bad, almost expensive feeling pliers.

The kit also includes a pair of white-ceramic tipped tweezers, they are pretty solidly built, although once again, not much else to say or write home about besides the Coil Master branding on them.

Also included is a screwdriver that comes with eight bits, flat head in 1.5, 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5mm and phillips head in 00, 0, 1 and 2.  The top of the screwdriver unscrews to allow you to store the bits inside it, although when I received mine I was able to retrieve three bits with ease, then I had to grab the end of a spoon to retrieve the remainder as they were jammed at the bottom of the barrel, proving difficult to remove.  The handle of the screwdriver is made out of quite thin plastic, so I wouldn’t really trust putting any sort of pressure onto it. Another thing worth noting is the tip is meant to be magnetised to hold the bit in place when you withdraw it from the RDA or whatever you are needing to screw (mind out of the gutter please!) However, when I removed a bit while I was testing this without any force, the magnet came away with the bit.

The scissors that come included in the kit are pretty solid. Nothing more to say. Solidly assembled.

The bent tip, needle nose tweezers are don’t leave much to write about, while they are solid, the metal does seem softer than it should be, they are quite easy to bend with just a slight touch of force.

Also included in the kit is the coil master coiling jig. This is definitely a strong addition to the kit, solidly built, machined from what feels like decent quality metal. Each jig is the size advertised after having measured each one with a vernier gauge to double check this. The threats on the jig are clean although there was a little bit of machine oil or some sort of residue on the jig.

The Ohm meter contained within the kit is rather unremarkable, at best. Its a generic ohmmeter with Coil Master Branding. There is absolutely nothing which makes this stand head and shoulders above any other ohm meters.

I tested this with two coils with the RBA section fitted on the Subtank Mini v2’s atomiser. One rated at .5 ohms and one rated at 1.2 ohms, both of these tested first with a multi metre before being tested on the ohmmeter.
Fortunately, the ohmmeter contained within the kit is accurate according to these two tests, reading the .5 as .5 and the 1.2 as 1.2.

Inside the kit but not photographed is a insanely useful little segmented box. It has six sections to allow you to store a myriad of little things that you might lose or need, spare coils, bits, spare screws from atomisers etc. Not much to say besides it being useful.