Grus by Lost Vape
Checking in with another hardware review today and this is the Grus by Lost Vape. The Grus which was released at the end of last year has proved popular among vapers and within the Lost Vape Quest series of mods. This mod was supplied by the gang over at Sourcemore. They are based over in China and offer the latest and greatest items from within the vape market. Shipping from them is quick from overseas and they have a big amount of products that include free shipping on their website.
The Packaging and What’s in the box?
The Grus by Lost Vape comes shrink-wrapped in a cardboard box. The top of the slide-out sleeve has a picture of the Grus, Lost Vape branding and key features with printed graphics.
The sides of the box have printed branding and the slogan ‘The Modern Demarcation’. On the bottom of the sleeve are printed box contents, warnings, Lost Vape’s social media info, the bar-code, and the security/authenticity panel.
Inside the box includes the Grus mod in felt padding. Next to that is the type-C USB cable. There is also the user manual and warranty card inside, as well as the adaptor to convert down to 18650 battery size.
Design & Display
The Lost Vape Quest Grus is a single battery mod powering from 5W-100W. It can run on a single 18650, 20700, or 21700. The Grus measures in at 9.5cms height, 4cms depth with a 3cms width. It is made with durable Zinc Alloy with two panels on both sides featuring the device’s colour/detailing design. This particular one is Carbon Fibre detail. On top of the Grus is a large 510 stainless connector plate with printed branding on each exposed side, and can fit a 30mm Atomiser easily. The bottom of the device includes another rugged stainless plate that houses the screw-out battery door with vent holes.
On the main front side of the Lost Vape Grus is a panel to control the device. At the top is a circular power/fire button above the 0.96′ TFT display screen. Below the screen are three buttons. The top is the up/+, the middle is the select/settings button, and under is the down/- button. At the bottom of that panel is the Type-C USB charging port. It is listed as a charging port but would always recommend using a good separate external battery charger.
The 0.96′ display includes the main power/mode level in large font in the middle. On the top left is the current battery level and to the right of that is current coil resistance. Along the bottom are puff time, puff counter and colour option of the display, which can be changed to suit your preference.
There are three main colour options for the main body of the Grus to purchase, which are Black, Stainless Steel and Gunmetal. There are then also options for the effect panels on each side. These are not interchangeable and are in various Wood, Carbon Fibre and Resin colours. Check out the options over on Sourcemore for more details.
Mode & Settings
The Grus is powered on and off by the usual 5 fast clicks of the power/fire button. It has 5 configuration modes; Power, Voltage, Temp Control SS, Temp Control NI and Temp Control TI. To select either mode, press the middle select button and choose the mode by the up/+ or down/- buttons, then press select again to confirm mode.
You can lock the power wattage on the Grus, by holding the select and up/+ button simultaneously. Holding the select and down/- button the same way will reset the puff timer and puff counter. You can also select one of the six colours of the display, by holding the select button for 2 seconds to work through each colour.
There are multiple protections offered on the device; weak battery, short circuit protection, overheat and 10-second over-time protection.
I’ve used the Grus by Lost Vape within my daily setups for the last week or two and overall have enjoyed using it. For its size, it has actually got quite some weight to it. So if you like more the rugged single battery mod, this is a very good choice. I think its popularity was largely due to the Lost Vape reputation it carries and the fact it’s a 21700 mod.
It really works as it should! The wattage does feel spot on what it states on display, despite Lost Vape not using the DNA chip in this one and opting for a proprietary chip. The temperature control also seems to work as it should which is good news for those ‘temp control heads’ in the world that actually use it!
Settings on the Grus are really user-friendly and a breeze to get used to. The display is easy enough to read and making it possible to easily change the main colour is a good touch.
Another plus is that there is very little restriction to the size of the RDA or tank you are using with it. Being a big 30mm size, you can pretty much throw anything into the 510 connector easily without overhang. This is mainly where it feels a bit more higher-end compared to other single battery vape mods.
I’ve found when using both 21700 or a 18650 with the supplied adaptor, the battery life just goes on and on. Even more so when using something like the Berserker RTA as a mouth-to-lung set-up on there. It lasted a few days before the battery even needed a charge.
I am hard pushed to pick out any cons at all on the Grus. If I wanted to be a bit fussy, I’d say that maybe the fire button could have been a bit higher quality and larger, but that’s about it. It really is a rugged single battery 100W mod that is comfortable to use. I would be interested to see how it would compare to the more recent Ursa Quest mods released from Lost Vape.
To pick up the Grus by Lost Vape Quest, check it out at Sourcemore and add the code LVG at checkout for the great price of $26.99.