Lost Vape Grus Review – A Diamond In the Grus?
The Lost Vape Grus review, and is it a bird a plane or a super sexy vape device?
It turns out a Grus is some kind of bird from the crane family, so calling a device ‘Grus’ makes absolutely no sense! But hey, this is vaping and the world of vaping is vast and spectacular.
Lost Vape make very good devices, particularly known for high quality and not as well known for tanks and rebuildables.
A fabulous dual battery device which is very high quality and although its over the £100 mark, its definitely worth the money in my opinion.
Single battery devices however are on a slight rise, especially with the use of a single 21700 battery, generally meaning higher wattage, and better battery life.
Lets crack on and try out the Lost Vape Grus 100w Mod.
What Can We Expect From The LostVape Grus 100w Mod?
The Lost Vape Grus mod has pretty much all the features you could expect or want from a single battery device along with coming in a number of modern, and classic styles.
Housing a battery as large as a 21700 does mean you compensate on portability but with a Zinc Alloy frame, USB Type-C Charge port, a large colour OLED display and a large enough 510 plate on top to fit a 30mm atomiser.
I’m pretty sure the Grus will suit a lot of different vapers.
Inside the Box
- 1 x Grus Mod
- 1 x USB Type-C Cable
- 1 x Warranty Card
- 1 x User Manual
Lost Vape Grus 100w – Specifications
- Battery -Single 21700/20700 or 18650 with adaptor
- Wattage Output – 5-100w
- Up to 30mm atomizer without overhang
- Output Modes: VW/VV/TC/NI/SS
- Multiple Circuit Protections
- Height: 94.6mm
- Width: 40.5mm
- Depth: 30.5mm
The Lost Vape Grus comes in a Carbon, Wood and a Universe Series.
All three series have a Stainless Steel, Gunmetal or Black frame with different style inner panels depending on the series you choose.
Lost Vape Grus 100w Design and Build Quality
I received the Black Carbon Fibre version of the Lost Vape Grus.
The satin black finish is nice and smooth and fairly scratch resistant, and on either side of the device is a slim panel which in my case is real carbon fibre.
Surprisingly the 2 side panels are machined so well, when you run your finger across them you can barely feel the join between the black frame and the carbon fibre panels.
I’m really impressed with the finish and quality of build with this device.
Lost Vape Grus 100w In The Hand
The Grus is quite tall for a single battery mod, but more surprising is the weight.
It isn’t heavy, but its ‘weighty’ and solid in the hand.
As both a thumb, or finger firer the Lost Vape Grus works very well and fits comfortably in the hand mostly thanks to the curvature of the device.
On the one side is a clean smooth curve, and on the other curved end is the display, which is also curved very cleverly to blend into the device and sits nice and flush.
Lost Vape Grus 100w Display
An interesting slightly curved display with the Grus, which means if you don’t look at the display face-on, it almost feels like you’re looking into a fish tank.
However, the display is bright, clear and also has a nice option to change the display colour.
LostVape Grus Basic Operation
There are 3 buttons to worry about along with the fire button.
Interestingly, the Grus doesn’t have a main menu as such, so all changes are made within the one screen.
Here’s the basic steps for operation:
- Device On – 5 click of Fire Button
- Device Off – 5 Clicks of Fire button, then Centre Button
- Change Power Mode – 1 Click of Centre button highlights Power Mode
- Up Button – Voltage/Wattage/Temperature Up
- Down Button – Voltage/Wattage/Temperature Down
- Up & Centre Button – Locks adjustment buttons. Will Still fire.
- Press & Hold Centre Button – Change display colour.
Lost Vape Grus Battery Housing
The Grus uses what I would call the traditional threaded battery cap with a small latch that you can lift and unscrew the cap to access the battery housing.
There are also 3 small holes in the cap for battery venting.
As much as some may say this is a painful way to house a battery, and for some who aren’t very dexterous they may struggle with this cap as the handle to screw and unscrew is quite small.
But personally, I still think its one of the best ways to house a battery, more because it ensures a tight connection and there is nothing that concerns me more than loose connections…
Being an electrician, I can promise you a loose connection causes more problems than you could imagine.
Just ask one of the largest retailers in the UK who had 5 hours of downtime, costing them millions just because of a loose connection.
Yep…I was the fool who had to fix it and explain to the directors there was no quick fix.
How Does The Lost Vape Grus Perform?
Personally, I feel this device is better suited for larger atomizers, as much as it works absolutely fine with a 24 or 25mm tank or dripper, its really best suited for 28-30mm tanks and RDA’s.
But this is where it gets tricky because for the most part, its fairly normal to build lower with a larger diameter atomizer which in turn requires more power to perform.
With the limited 100w output, the Grus seems to offer you a race car, with a moped engine, but for the most part, 100 watts is plenty. It’s just for some who may like to vape at over 100 watts every day, they just wont get the power they need.
Even if a maximum of 100 watts is enough, a single 21700 battery wont last very long when used at 100 watts.
With regards to power output, the Lost Vape Grus hits as well as you would hope.
You may not get 100 watts out of the Grus for long, but on a fully charged battery it does feel like it comfortably hits 100 watts.
Can the Lost Vape Grus Be practical?
For a single battery device, the Lost Vape Grus is fairly large, and fairly heavy but its still streamlined enough and certainly tough enough to be used day to day.
I’d be more concerned about the 6.5ml Bubble glass on my 28mm tank than any concerns I might have about damaging the device.
The ability to house a 21700 battery certainly helps with battery life, if you tend to vape at around 50-60 watts each day, you’ll most likely find a 21700 battery will last you a day or there abouts. Its just about enough for me, with the occasional change of battery mid-evening.
There is of course a USB Type-C Port for a decent 2amp charge so fast charging on the go is possible if you need.
Can the Lost Vape Grus be used at work?
Using the Grus at work isn’t like carrying a pod system around in your pocket that’s for sure! But its certainly easier to lug around and use than a larger dual 1865 device.
Again the concern boils down to battery life.
Are you happy to carry spare batteries especially if you a: Vape a lot, b: Vape at a high wattage. If this is no problem then the Grus is a good option for day to day work life.
- Superb Finish
- Feels well made
- Clear Display
- Easy navigation
- Houses a 30mm atty no problem
Its hard to fault this device. One of my favourite sayings ‘It is what it is’ comes to mind. Why do I say that? The fact this can take up to 30mm atomiser yet being limited to 100 watts because its a single 21700 device really restricts this device. Hence the mark down in the ‘Design’ category. Apart from that, the Lost Vape Grus is top-notch.