The Tantra by Chillum
We were recently contacted by Chillum Vapors in Huntington Beach California with interest in having their newest Mod, The Tantra reviewed. Honestly, with Mech Mods seeming to fade away these days we weren’t sure what to expect. It seems like Box Mods are starting to hit the market hard and noticed people seemed to be steering away from unregulated devices. We spoke briefly with them and they told us that they have had a highly skilled staff that has experience in the aerospace and automotive industries hard at work developing the Tantra to provide “The Ultimate Vaping Experience”. They stated that some of their teams past projects included working on projects for SpaceX, Yamaha and Kawasaki and that along with the Tantra they have an RDA and Box Mod in development. This caught our attention and we began to get excited to see what they had to offer.
From the time we first were contacted, Chillum Vapors stayed in constant contact with us. They seemed dedicated and eager to get their product out and were confident that we would be pleased with the Tantra. They shipped the Tantra to us rather quickly and provided us with a tracking number. This is important to us as we feel a solid company should be dedicated to customer service. Within three days time we had the Tantra to our office on the East Coast from Huntington Beach California.
We were rather impressed with the packaging the Tantra came in. It came in, what we felt to be, a high quality wooden box with their logo on the top. The feel of the material of the box it comes in was similar to that of Apple products. Another plus for Chillum. We feel the box makes an excellent show case for their Mod and would look great showcasing it in stores for retailers as well as personal displays.
The 304 Stainless Steel Tantra
So once we got it out of the box our initial impression was WOW. Very solid and clean cut. We looked it over and couldn’t find any imperfection in the 304 Stainless Steel. It has a very smooth shine to it and is very sleek looking. We noticed one of things that separate The Tantra from other Mech Mods out is that they moved the Vent Hole to the top cap so it wouldn’t obstruct the firing pin. Another innovative aspect of the Tantra is its Wafer Spring system. Using a Wafer spring you’re able to conduct electricity through the spring when you hit the firing button helping them hit a .19 voltage drop with The Tantra. The spring fits nice and we didn’t worry at all with it sticking. It a has a short throw distance on the firing button which has a one pound pressure resistance to it which is very nice and easy to use. Each Tantra comes engraved with a unique and individual serial number engraved on it with a certificate of authenticity.
-Comes in three versions : 304 SS, Naval Brass, Two Tone
-Fully Adjustable Copper or Naval Brass Contacts
-One Twist Locking Mechanism
-Vent Hole For Safety
-One Pound Pressure Firing Button
-Wafer or Disc Spring Technology
-Lifetime Premium Warranty
-Low Voltage Drop
-Very affordable for the Quality ($130-170)
What we didn’t like about the Tantra
The firing lock ring can be kind of stiff. We noticed it loosened up a little after using it alot but it still can get kind of tricky. We found ourselves unscrewing the bottom cap each time we tried to lock and unlock the ring which could get kind of annoying at times but after a little use you seem to find the trick to it and start to become more accustomed to it. One of the nice features to the locking ring that kind of drowned out our dislike to it was that when you twist the locking ring it pulls the firing button down making it sit flush so you don’t have to worry about misfiring it accidentally. It was designed to be a one twist locking mechanism which is nice when compared to Mods like The Overdose that you have to keep twisting to get it to lock.
What We Did Like With The Tantra
All and all the Tantra is a beautifully crafted innovative Mod that HITS HARD like a freight train. We loved the smoothness of it’s tube. The spring system was something that we have never seen before and is very easy to fire. You can feel the quality of this Mech Mod in your hand when you hold it and it feels like your holding a very expensive Mod of high quality and you actually feel like your holding a device that was developed by skilled craftsmen reminding us of their experience as aerospace engineers. The threading onThe Tantra is very smooth and thick and grips easily. This is easily one of the best Mech Mods that we have seen and we are very excited to see more from Chillum in the future as we feel they have the ability, experience and passion to quickly take over the Vape industry. If your interested in picking up a high quality Mech Mod for cloud chasing or just looking for something that will last, we are certain you will not be disappointed with The Tantra.
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