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Lost Vape Ursa Review

Lost Vape has been at the forefront of innovation in vaping for a very long time, and with the new Ursa multi kit, a modular vaping device that caters to just about every need and taste, the Chinese manufacturer is once again reinventing the AIO (all-in-one) concept. In this review, we’ll be taking a look at the Lost Vape Ursa and see why everyone is talking about it.

Lost Vape Ursa Specifications

  • Dimensions: 126 mm x 43 mm x 33 mm
  • Weight: 173 grams
  • Material: zinc alloy
  • Batteries: 18650/20700/21700
  • Wattage range: 5W – 100W
  • Voltage range: 0.7V – 8V
  • Resistance: 0.1Ω – 5.0Ω

Lost Vape Ursa Packaging and Presentation

I know most people say that they don’t care about packaging, but the truth is that a nice box, with an inspired graphic design catches your eye, and that’s the first step toward making a purchase when you’re in a vape shop. Lost Vape understand that very well, and their packaging is always top notch.

The Lost Vape Ursa Quest Multi Kit comes in a large, square cardboard box featuring pictures of the device in both its pod mod and vape mode forms on the front, and a list of contents, as well as an authenticity sticker on the back of the box.

In this particular case, the inside of the box looks even better than the outside. We have a stylish plastic holder for the Ursa, which comes packaged in a thin plastic bag for added protection, and underneath that we have all the included accessories, each with its own little compartment.

“Multi kit” is a very appropriate name for this product, because you’re getting a lot of cool stuff along with the mode itself. The kit includes two different types of refillable pods, each with their own respective coil-heads, a 510 adapter that turns the Ursa into an advanced vape mod, two coil-heads, a USB Type-C charging cable, a set-of o-rings for the pods, an 18650 battery adapter, and a user manual.

Lost Vape Ursa Design and Build Quality

Lost Vape has always been known for the quality of its vaping devices, and the new Ursa pod mod is more of the same. Even though it’s part of the company’s Quest line, a more affordable option to its DNA-powered lineup, the Lost Vape Ursa definitely has a premium look and feel. If you can live with its bulky, heavy frame, there is really nothing to complain about, as this is easily one of the nicest single 21700 mods I’ve ever used.

The Ursa pod mod/vape mod, comes in a variety of colors and decorative panels, from wood, to various types of high-quality leather imitations. For this review, I received the black version with the crocodile leather panels, and as you can see in the pictures, it looks amazing. But if you prefer the stainless steel with any of the other available panels, they look pretty cool too.

One of the coolest things about the Lost Vape Ursa is its innovative clip-on system. The Chinese manufacturer did away with the classic magnet system, and went for a more reliable solution that prevents accidental detachment and even slight wobbling. You basically have these two small notches on the inside of the mod’s tank port, which retract when the two corresponding buttons on the outside of the device are pressed.

To attach a new pod or the 510 adapter, all you have to do is press the two buttons to retract the metal notches, push the pod/adapter into the loading port and simply release the button to lock it in place. Then, when you want to detach the accessory, just press those two buttons again, and pull it out. It’s a really simple and effective system, albeit not a perfect one.

While trying out the different pods and that 510 adapter, I noticed that you need to fiddle with them a little in order to push them all the way down into the port. It’s not a big deal, I’m basically nitpicking at this point, all I’m trying to say is that it’s not buttery smooth. It’s still much better than a wobbly magnetic connection, I will say that.

The control panel of the Ursa pod mod is reminiscent of the Lost Vape Grus mod we reviewed a couple of months ago, but it also reminds of the stylish Lost Vape Mirage. We have a large fire button near the top, a rectangular color display with a thick glass cover, two power adjustment buttons and a menu button, and finally, a USB Type-C port, near the bottom. The buttons a plastic, but they don’t feel cheap at all, and they have no annoying rattle.

On the bottom of the Ursa, we have the same style of battery door as on the Aegis Boost Pro, and most other GeekVape Aegis devices, for that matter. I’m a fan, but I know there are some vapers out there who dislike this battery door design, so that could be a very subjective con. It does have its advantages though, as this door will never pop open, even if you drop it from the 10th floor of a building. The mod will break apart, but I guarantee the battery door will stay on.

The Lost Vape Ursa is compatible with 21700, 20700 and 18650 batteries. For the latter, you will need to use an adapter, which comes included in the kit, but if you want to take advantage of the full 100W the device can output and enjoy better battery life, I recommend going with a 21700 instead.

The Ursa comes with two refillable pods, which look identical at first glance, but are actually quite different. The standard Ursa Pod Tank holds up to 6ml of e-liquid, comes with a replaceable 510 drip tip, and is compatible with Lost Vape’s UB (Ultra Boost) coil-heads. The other one, the Ursa Pod Pro, holds up to 7ml of e-juice, comes with an 810 drip tip and works with the larger UB Pro coil-heads.

The pre-installed pod comes with a detachable airflow ring at the base, so before you install the other one, make sure to screw this metallic AFC ring onto it. The airflow system is very similar to the one on the VooPoo Drag X & S, two very large slots with a metallic knob to open and close them.

Coil-heads go in through the bottom of the pod, but you have to make sure you are using each pod with its corresponding type of coil, as they are not cross-compatible. Also, keep in mind that the coil-heads don’t go into the pod all the way, but that’s by design, so don’t try to force them.

One of the highlights of testing the Ursa multi kit was using the included 510 adapter, a weighty metallic plate that connects to the battery unit the same way as the pods. It allows you to use the Ursa as a vape mod, in combination with any 510 atomizer you like. Anything up to 30mm will not overhang, so that’s another big pro.

All in all, the Lost Vape Ursa is damn near perfect, both as a pod mod and a vape mod, which puts it in a league all of its own. The build quality is fantastic for the price, it’s one of the most innovative vaping kits I’ve reviewed in a while, and it looks and feels so damn good. Frankly, I can’t really find anything to complain about.

Lost Vape Ursa Menu System and Navigation

The new Ursa pod mod may not be powered by a DNA chipset, but it still has one of the nicest menu systems I’ve ever seen. It’s both user rich without feeling bloated and user friendly, a combination you rarely see in the vaping world. And it’s all thanks to a well thought out design and an extra button.

That middle button between the + and – buttons under the display is the magic menu button that makes browsing through all the different options a breeze. Basically, while on the home screen, you can use the + and – buttons to highlight most of the information on the screen and then press the menu button to select it. Then, you use the + and – buttons to make whatever changes you want and press the menu button again to confirm. It’s a actually a lot simpler than it sounds.

Let’s take the different power modes. All you have to do is use the + or – to highlight “Power”, then press the menu button, which will change the color of the highlight from blue to orange. You will then be able to use the + and – buttons to cycle through the different modes (Power/Wattage mode, Custom Curve Mode, Voltage Mode, Bypass Mode and Temperature Control for titanium, nickel and two types of stainless steel). Once you’re done, press the menu button again to select your choice.

You can use the same process described above to select one of the three preheat options available (soft, normal, hard), select one of three editable user profiles, switch between pod and mod mode, and go into the secondary setting menu, where you can adjust the brightness of the display, edit the three available user profiles, check the version of the firmware and reset the device to factory settings. You can also lock the + and – buttons while keeping the fire button active, by pressing them at the same time.

As you can see, the new Ursa pod mod has all the necessary features you’d expect to find on a modern advanced mod, without any of the gimmicky stuff. Plus, the menu is very easy to navigate, which is a big plus.

Conclusion

The Lost Vape Ursa is definitely one of the nicest, most versatile vaping devices I have ever used. The fact that you can use it both as a pod mod and vape mod, with multiple coil-heads and drip tips is very impressive. Not to mention that there is also a custom RTA that you can get for it as a separate purchase. But even as a single purchase, the Ursa Quest multi kit is great value for money, as it includes everything you could possibly want and more.

The Lost Vape Urse kit was sent to me by Sourcemore, for the purpose of this review. They currently have in stock for just $59.50.

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