Review: Lost Vape Therion DNA75

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Appearance

A contrasting darker grey metal inlays the sides with dark finished wood inset for the grip area.

A contrasting darker grey metal inlays the sides with dark finished wood inset for the grip area.

The Therion DNA75 is gorgeous, it really really is. I never tire of looking at it. The polished surfaces gleam with perfect shine. A contrasting darker grey metal inlays the sides with dark finished wood inset for the grip area. Smooth dark brown leather covers the battery door. On the top of the mod the Lost Vape logo is etched and the 510 connection has polished exposed hardware inset. The whole device oozes modern finish with a vintage feel. There is almost a retro throwback vibe that comes from the Therion in this color combination.

The hinged box the Therion comes in has elegant art and design. With a cut foam insert which cradles the mod and a box containing the charging/sync cable.

Functionality

The Therion is pretty basic outside of the DNA75 chip. That’s a lot of what you’re paying for here. The mod itself has a snug battery door, at least mine does. Due to the design the inner most battery is a pain to get out once installed. A fabric pull strip is incorporated but it doesn’t help much. If you can get the battery to come straight out you’re golden. If it angles even a little bit you likely won’t be able to remove it without damaging the battery wrap. Another important note is that since the chip was not designed for 2 batteries it will not balance charge them.

The DNA75 chip can be entirely customized.

The DNA75 chip can be entirely customized.

In the temperature control world Evolv is one of the best. While the Therion comes with profiles pre-setup the ones for stainless steel are not accurate. A quick comparison of the kanthal profile shows the exact same curve for both. I recommend going to steam-engine.org and downloading a correct stainless steel wire temperature curve and uploading it into Escribe.  

Temperature control is something I’ve tried to like for a long time. SS316L is my preferred wire of choice. I expected the temperature control experience in a DNA mod to be revolutionary. Unfortunately for me it was not. It’s still the best I’ve experienced thus far, but not quite what I’m looking for. Once you get the correct curve uploaded to the device, you’re likely to be very satisfied if temperature control is your thing. While I set mine up primarily for SS316L there is a whole host of various wire types available that you can add or setup.

In regular power mode the Therion works very well. It provides smooth and consistent power. It vapes flawlessly.

Another fun thing to toy with is the custom aspects of the chip. My good buddy Wump made a custom startup screen with my user name and there are tons of different themes available online. You can even change the color that the fire button LED lights up for all situations.

Operation

On the top of the mod the Lost Vape logo is etched and the 510 connection has polished exposed hardware inset.

On the top of the mod the Lost Vape logo is etched and the 510 connection has polished exposed hardware inset.

Since the Therion comes with a DNA75 chip, it requires a bit of tinkering. It’s a whole new world of vaping I haven’t experienced until now. The Evolv site has a helpful forum, tutorials, and links to download the Escribe software required to setup the device. On the Escribe software you can setup different profiles on the device, change screens, and pretty much every aspect of the device software you could imagine wanting to change. The Therion has the typical functions you would expect but some things require the device to be locked with 5 clicks. Holding the up and down buttons will let you adjust the temperature setting while the device is locked. Stealth mode is activated while locked by pressing the fire and down buttons. Locking the resistance is done while the mod is locked and the fire and up buttons are held. With the device unlocked you can hold the up and down button to lock the power so it’s not accidentally adjusted.

Summary

Due to the design the innermost battery is a pain to get out.

Due to the design the innermost battery is a pain to get out.

The Therion hits a lot of marks perfectly for me and how I vape. 75w is more than enough for any build I use. I prefer dual battery mods so the Therion was a home run in that department. The DNA chip, whether you like temperature control or not, has a ton of options to tailor your device to you. I look at the Therion and see one of the best looking mods on the market priced under $200. Really the only complaint I can muster is the innermost battery is a bit of a pain to remove. Other than that I love this device and in my opinion is well worth the reasonable $120.00 price for the quality you get.

 

Specifications

Max Wattage: 75W
Min Power Mode Resistance 0.25ohm
Min TC Mode Resistance 0.15ohm
Temperature Controlled Support Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel
Temperature Range:  200°F – 600°F /  100°C – 315°C
Battery Form Factor: 2×18650
510 Connector Type: Spring Loaded
Product weight: 0.173 kg
Product size: 2.40 x 4.70 x 8.80 cm / 0.94 x 1.85 x 3.46 inches
The RX200S can be purchased from Gearbest at http://www.gearbest.com/temperature-control-mods/pp_397196.html.
Please Note: This product was provided by Gearbest to the reviewer at no cost in order to evaluate the product.

Author: Scott

Vaping since Jan 1, 2014. When I first started I was lost in the world of vaping. I didn't know where to begin. Once I found my way I wanted to help others on their path. So I started writing juice reviews on JuiceDB and eventually started reviewing new hardware I purchased. While I don't consider myself an expert, I am somewhat of a vetern of vaping, and I hope my casual-advanced vaper opinion provides you assistance. You can find me on Reddit as well under the user name sc0lm00.

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