Firebrand Diablo Falcon Review
Packaging and Presentation 4/5
The Diablo Falcon Kit comes in a clever slide-out box with plenty of room for all the components to be laid out individually. And for being named the Diablo Falcon, I was surprised at the subtlety of the graphics used on the box- not so much the “hardcore” imagery Blake noted on the Phoenix Millennium. So the presentation was certainly an effective one and a little different from the common magnet-flap box with everything stacked on top of everything inside.
While I normally tend towards the micro and mini batteries, the Diablo Falcon battery is one of the better eGo style batteries available. Each battery comes with a heat shield, which feels necessary as the Firebrand Hellfire atomizers are heavy duty and put off intense heat after extended use. It’s a little shorter and wider than some eGo batteries, which I found less awkward and it has a nice finish with the cool Firebrand logo stamped on it. Combined with the heat shield, the Diablo Falcon unit has a look that will garner envy from even the most experienced vapers.
In terms of performance, it’s a manual battery so the responsiveness is solid. The 650mAh battery lasts for ages and since you get two with the kit, the overall value of the kit goes way, way up. Having this much vaping time in one kit is pretty rare, so it’s a great place for starters who might run out for a pack of smokes when their battery dies. I only knocked the battery down a point because the button lacks a safety feature, which can be pretty important to those worried about the thing heating up in their pocket.
Firebrand has some unique cartos and liquid for a kit producer. And I’m not a big fan of any three piece kit but since Firebrand also offers refillable cartomizers, I won’t bang on that. Plus, their atomizer definitely deserves the name Hellfire- it gives the vapor an intense throat hit for being just 30% PG, so if that’s what you’re looking for, by all means go with the three-piece (atomizer) kit. But with both the cartomizers and “Liquitine” filled cartridges, Firebrand’s 70%VG liquid produces gargantuan vapor. With enough use, your home will be a dead ringer for backstage at a Willy Nelson show. And while their flavors are lacking, they’re good enough to be enjoyable, despite their silly names. The Vestratto (vanilla) and Fuzz (peach) were particularly good.
Also of note, the same cartomizers and atomizers that fit their 510 also fit the Falcon, so make sure to take a look at Blake’s review of the Phoenix Millennium to get his take on Firebrand’s vapor and flavor. In any case, making their products compatible is a good and fair thing from any ecig company.
Overall 4.5/5 (Not An Average)
Firebrand is a newcomer to the already vast e-cig market and they know what the customers want. As Blake noted, they provide so many options that you’re sure to find something you like. If they keep it up and maybe throw in a few more e-liquids, they’re sure to rise to the top of the field in short order. The Diablo Falcon is overall a great value for the starter and the old hand alike. Short of a battery safety feature and a few more liquid options, it’s one of the best kits available.