A few weeks in the past I obtained the Vandy Vape Gaur 21 Mod and I’ve to say I’m delighted.

I don’t suppose I’ve ever had a Vandy Vape Mod earlier than, though I’ve had loads of their RBAs.

Based in 2016 Vandy Vape have actually gained the respect and loyalty of vapers around the globe.

I ought to know, a couple of years in the past I posted a video evaluation on a Vandy Vape RDA, though I can’t keep in mind which, I can keep in mind saying it was garbage.

To my amazement, it was met by an onslaught of messages from followers telling me I couldn’t say it was garbage as a result of it was Vandy Vape. Now that’s model loyalty! I have to add, I stood my floor, it was garbage!

That being stated, in my view, it isn’t straightforward to discover a Vandy Vape RBA that isn’t good, for a very long time my favorite RTA was the Kylin.

Vandy Vape’s product vary is large! On the time of scripting this evaluation Vandy Vape has 18 RTAs, 20 RDAs, 5 RDTAs, 6 Mods and 14 kits. Excluding Kits, that’s and excellent 49 particular person Merchandise!

In keeping with the net, a Gaur is a wild ox with a big head… not fairly certain what the connection is… If , tell us within the feedback down beneath!

What Can We Count on From The Vandy Vapes Guar 21

The Vandy Vape Guar 21 Mod is a twin 21700 Mod which comes with 2 adapters for 18650s.

It’s a collaboration with Matt aka (SMM) and is marketed as “the biggest twin 21700 field mod ever“.

Vandy Vape Guar 21 with dead rabbit v2

The circuit board is waterproof and is strengthened with fibreglass to assist shield from injury.

It has an Android and IOS companion app that lets you management the mod, however the app additionally has helpful options like “Discover Machine“, which helps you find your mod.

It has all the flowery energy mods together with Temperature Management and it has a reasonably spectacular ramp up time.

That’s all properly and good, however is it Guar-ate mod or only a gimmick? Lets take a look. (Sorry for the dangerous pun, I couldn’t assist it).

Inside The Field

  • Gaur 21 Mod
  • QC USB-C Cable
  • 2 x 18650 / 21700 Battery Adapters
  • Correct Person Information
  • Guarantee Card
  • 2 x Instruction Guide

The TPD and Customary variations of the package are the identical.

Specs and Options

  • Measurement: 96.5 x 58.5 x 30mm
  • Weight: 128g
  • Energy Vary: 5-200W
  • Resistance Vary: 0.05 – 3ohms
  • Output Voltage: 0.5-8V
  • Charging: 1.8A
  • Batteries: Exterior 21700 (18650 with adapters)
  • Energy Modes: VW, VV, TC (SS, NI, TI), Bypass
  • Appropriate Cell App
  • Machine Finder & Simple Firmware updates (By way of app)
  • IP67 Waterproof PCBA (Circuit board)
  • Balanced Charging

Design and Construct High quality

Let’s check out the colors!

The Vandy Vape Gaur 21 is available in 6 completely different colors.

I used to be fortunate sufficient to get the Flame Crimson Resin, though I believe all of them look superior!

Vandy Vape Gaur 21 510 Connection

The Vandy Vape Gaur 21 mod makes use of a 21mm 510 connection plate that’s held down by 3 torx screws.

It’s raised very barely, by 0.5mm or much less.

Vandy Vape Guar 21 510 connector

The connection plate is sort of an enormous level with regards to sturdiness of a mod. In the event you drop your mod relying on the way it lands the linked tank might simply displace the plate breaking its fixings.

Nevertheless I believe 3, equally spaced out screws kind a sturdy safe maintain.

The mod fairly discretely bumps out across the connection plate, that means you should utilize a 28mm atomizer and it’ll sit fairly flush to the sting.

Vandy Vape Gaur 21 Battery Port

The Vandy Vape Gaur 21 mod has a C body with a panel door that slides on and off.

Panel doorways like this or like on the unique Wismec Reuleaux are my favorite fashion as a result of by far essentially the most sturdy design.

Vandy Vape Guar 21 mod

The panel holds on by 2 notches contained in the panel and a couple of magnets in the back of the panel (one in the direction of the highest and one in the direction of the underside). Collectively they kind a extremely sturdy grip to the system, however not so sturdy that it turns into a hindrance.

Vandy Vape Guar 21 battery back

Whereas the aspect panel is off, one battery suits half into the mod, whereas the opposite is totally uncovered on one aspect.

Contained in the port, there’s a plastic panel on one aspect of the place the batteries sit. That is nice for therefore many causes…

The interior panel offers power to your entire mod, it helps the sleeve/panel grip to the mod and it hosts the stickers which let you know which method the batteries ought to be inserted.

Vandy Vape Guar 21 mod batteries

It is usually tremendous handy for the consumer as a result of if the inner panel wasn’t there it could be an absolute nightmare attempting to get the batteries to steadiness and keep contained in the mod, however due to that easy piece of plastic, inserting batteries is tremendous easy.

The battery port has the resign wanting sections and in addition the unpadded leather-based on the again.

Buttons and USB-C Port

The Vandy Vape Gaur 21, fairly sometimes, has 3 buttons.

In the direction of the highest of the mod is the hearth button, which measures at 14 x 12mm and protrudes about 1.5mm. It’s indented within the center, which makes that little bit further consolation when firing the mod.

Vandy Vape Guar 21 front bottons and screen

In the direction of the underside, just under the display is the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons that are additionally a good dimension at 6x8mm every. The buttons are separate, not like plenty of mods, the place they’re joint within the center.

Not one of the buttons rattle (neither does anything on the mod) and so they’re straightforward to press… perhaps a bit of too straightforward although.

I’ve seen that the mod likes to pocket fireplace, so be sure to lock it or flip it off if you’re not utilizing it.

Vandy Vape Gaur 21 Display screen

The display measures at 23.5 x 12.5mm and the Person Interface is refreshingly easy.

Having stated that, easy can usually come throughout as low-cost, it’s a wonderful line.


I’m certain there might be many alternative opinions on whether or not it seems to be ‘cheap’ or simply easy, personally I believe the house display seems to be good and easy however the menu seems to be fairly low-cost.

All the data you want is on the house display. It has the battery indicators up within the prime left nook. They’re simply bar indicators and not using a share, however each batteries are displayed individually, as you’d anticipate from a balanced charging mod.

Under that, taking the vast majority of the display is the ability mode and the ability setting. Then going in the direction of the underside is the present resistance and voltage, with the puff counter and puff timer on the backside.

There may be little color on the house display, like I stated, it’s easy. However the little little bit of color there’s, will be modified within the settings.

The menu consists as a listing of icons in single file. Not like the house display, the menu icons are very vibrant.

It’s a good sized display, it’s straightforward to see and is shocking brilliant if you flip the brightness all the way in which up.

The USB-C Port is situated in the direction of the underside.

Vandy Vape Guar 21 In Hand & Overview

This isn’t a heading that I’ve used earlier than, however I figured it was mandatory as a result of there’s a couple of issues I want to contact on.

I’m a large lover of the concept of twin 21700 mods, nonetheless the truth is, they’re often very massive and really heavy, by nature of the batteries being larger and heavier than 18650s.

Nevertheless that isn’t the case with the Vandy Vape Guar 21. The truth is I’m certain there are heavier twin 18650 mods on the market, and it’s not that massive both, keep in mind it solely measures at 96.5mm excessive, 58.5mm broad and 30mm thick.

The mod has a gentle matte end and it’s designed to look sturdy. I’ve to say I do prefer it, it feels nice in hand.

Utilizing The Vandy Vape Gaur 21 Mod

To get began with the Vandy Vape Gaur 21 mod all it is advisable do is insert the batteries by sliding off the battery panel and inserting the batteries as indicted by the diagrams contained in the battery port.

Vandy Vape Gaur 21 Button Operations

  • On/Off = Fireplace button 5 occasions quick
  • Change energy mode = fireplace button 3 occasions quick, when the triangles flash at their aspect of the mode, use ‘+’ and ‘-‘ to vary and press fireplace to pick out/save.
  • Choose Energy Curve= fireplace button 4 occasions, then use ‘+’ / ‘-‘ to navigate press and hold fire to select, then use ‘+’ and ‘-‘ to regulate the curve. Fast press fireplace strikes to subsequent and urgent and holding fireplace saves the setting.
  • Rotate Display screen 180 levels = Press fireplace and ‘-‘ concurrently
  • Lock / unlock = Press fireplace and ‘+’ concurrently
  • Reset coil resistance = fast press ‘-‘ and ‘+’ concurrently
  • Enter Settings = press and maintain ‘-‘ and ‘+’ concurrently
  • Navigate settings = used ‘-‘ / ‘+’ to naviate, fireplace to pick out and maintain fireplace to exit

Inside The Gaur 21 Settings Menu

Icon menus will be arduous to grasp at first, so I made a decision to do you a bit of write up of what issues are and the place to seek out them.

First up is the Cog icon, which is the Operate settings. Inside right here you’ll be able to allow and disable quite a few issues. Resembling

  • TC (Temperature Management Mode)
  • VOLT (Varable Voltage Mode)
  • BP (Bypass Mode, which supplies you the complete energy of the batteries)
  • FIR (when that is enabled locking the system won’t lock the hearth button. When it’s disabled, locking the system will cease the system firing when the hearth button is pressed.)
  • ARR (Auto Resistor Renew, when turned on will mechanically set the wattage if you join an atomizer or renew atomizer)
  • App (“Disconnects from App while device turned off”)

The subsequent ones are easy so lets use one other checklist

  • Moon and ‘z’ icon = which lets you alter the stand by sleep timer
  • Solar icon = alter brightness
  • RDA kind factor icon = reset puff counter
  • UI Icon, lets you change the theme color (crimson. Blue, inexperienced, mild blue, purple, orange)
  • Vandy Vape Brand = View Software program model and motherboard quantity
  • App icon= View QR code for hyperlink to obtain app
  • Ohm set = solely reveals in TC mode, Modify the cooling worth of TC wire
  • TCR = solely reveals in TC mode, Modify the TC wire coefficient
  • RST = Restore manufacturing unit settings and reset system.
  • Exit icon = exit to foremost display

For data on utilizing the app, Please take a look at the underside of the evaluation.

How Does The Vandy Vape Gaur 21 Mod Carry out?

I’ve to say I just like the mods efficiency, I hit my RBAs with stupidly excessive energy, usually like double of what I ‘should’ be hitting it at.

Nevertheless it carried out brilliantly on a regular basis and had an ideal ramp up velocity. I often give all of my evaluation units away after I’ve reviewed them, however I’m maintaining this one!

Menus & Navigation

As you will have simply seen the menus are fairly massive compared to another units.

I don’t suppose they’re essentially arduous to navigate however they’re very complete and mean you can have extra management over the system.

screen menu

It hosts plenty of issues that different manufactures merely dictate to its customers, for instance the flexibility to decide on in case your fireplace button is included if you lock the system.

In your first system it might sound a bit daunting, however when you’ve got had mods earlier than then it ought to be fairly straight ahead because it adopts the standard operations.

Vandy Vape Gaur 21 – Battery Life & Charging

The Vandy Vape Gaur 21 mod takes 2x 21700s or 18650s which implies the battery life and charging will rely fully on what batteries and what energy you might be utilizing.

I might suggest 21700s when you’ve got a 21700 mod as a result of they’re often higher with regard to battery capability and capabilities.


Lets check out 2 hypotheticals.

In case you have 2 x 2,500mAh 18650s and also you run the mod at 75w, You’ve acquired sufficient battery to do slightly below 300 3 second puffs.

That’s one puff each different minute for 9 – 10 hours. With the 2A in-built charging it ought to take 2.5hours for each batteries to be totally charged.

I’m utilizing Golsi 21700 Batteries on the minute, they’ve 3,750mAh per battery, so in case you are nonetheless operating at 75w, you’ve acquired sufficient battery energy to drag slightly below 450 puffs.

That’s one each different minute for 14 – 15 hours. With the 2A in-built charging it ought to take 3.5-4 hours for each batteries to be totally charged.

It’s essential to know that you would be able to get 18650s which have greater than 2500mAh and you may get 21700s which have greater than 3750mAh. I simply used them as a medium instance.

The Mod has balanced charging which is nice for taking care of your batteries. Personally I might nonetheless fairly cost them externally to present them that further little bit of care.

It additionally offers you the flexibility to have one set of batteries charging, whilst you’re utilizing one other set.


I’ve been refurbishing my store as I’ve been utilizing the Vandy Vape Gaur 21, and let me let you know it’s been put via its paces.

It’s been lined in plaster adhesive (fairly actually), It’s been dropped, oh and I even unintentionally left it in my automobile bonnet whereas slamming it shut.

The system is completely wonderful. I’m not going to say it’s tremendous sturdy, however I do not need any considerations over the mods sturdiness.

Let’s not neglect the PCBA (circuit board) is IP67 Waterproof. Though I don’t suppose it means your entire mod is totally secure from water injury, it actually will shield it from the odd splash and leaking juice.

The Vandy Vape Companion App

A vape with a companion app…

I consider it’s the primary such vape I’ve had and I’m not fairly certain how I really feel about it.

gaur app

I’m a large advocate of on-line (and offline) privateness, so the very first thing I took observe of was what permissions the app needed.

The app is accessible for Android and Apple units, I’ve an Android.

There’s a very small QR code contained in the consumer guide and it’s also possible to discover a QR code on the units menu. Nevertheless my digital camera struggled to learn the QR code from the units display nevertheless it did finally. You don’t have to make use of them although you’ll be able to simply Google “Vandy Vape app” and it’ll take you to a web page on Vandy Vapes web site, the place there’s a hyperlink to the Play Retailer and Apple Retailer.

In your comfort, you’ll find the hyperlinks on the Vandy Vape web site.

As soon as I downloaded the app from the Android Playstore I loaded it up and wasn’t actually stunned that the app needed permission to entry my images / media, cellphone calls, digital camera and placement… Deny, Deny, DENY!

The app asks you to confirm your age, present an indication in e-mail, birthday, gender and conform to the consumer service settlement.

Inside The VandyVape App

Contained in the app there are 4 tabs, Dwelling, Close by Retailer, My Units and Mine.

The house tab is fairly redundant, it simply reveals you a promotional image, which is at the moment the Requiem RDA.

I couldn’t work out learn how to use the ‘Nearby Store’ tab both, it needed me so as to add a tool and the search didn’t appear to work for me…

The ‘Mine’ tab has a menu containing My data, my messages, my Actions and after-sales service.

Connecting The App to the Gaur 21

On the My Units tab, you easy click on the ‘+’ within the prime left nook so as to add a tool, the app will then present you close to by units.

This doesn’t work in case you denied the placement permission, so I needed to go and allow that, which is honest.

vandy vape app

After deciding on a tool, the mod mod will show a singular 4 digit connection quantity, which you kind into your cellphone, for safety.

Advantages Of Utilizing The App

As soon as you might be linked, on the my units tab you will have 4 choices ‘Find My device’ which is nice for individuals like me, when utilizing this characteristic the Gaur 21 makes a beeping sound, which makes it a lot simpler to seek out.

You may also set the Anti-Loss timer, which so far as I can inform sends an alert to your cellphone when the system goes out of vary for a set period of time… If you’re paranoid about some one stealing your mod, I suppose this, is nice, if not, it’s a bit annoying.

anti loss notification

Plus, I’m certain, my app saved disconnecting, so due to this fact it wouldn’t work in case you haven’t been on the app simply earlier than somebody stole your mod.

Subsequent is ‘Update’, which checks for firmware updates for the mod, if there’s any it’ll supposedly replace the mod.

There may be additionally a ‘Restore my device’ choice however the choice we might be listening to is the ‘Control Tab’ which lets you arrange your units mode and energy settings, and though that looks like a gimmick (and it’s), it makes issues like setting customized energy curves a lot straightforward and stress free.

Utilizing the App To Management the Vandy Vape Guar 21

Alongside the highest we now have the choice of ‘Power’, Temperature and Voltage. Slightly below these it shows the mods data concerning battery, coil resistance and puff counter

The Voltage tab makes the app look fairly ineffective because it simply reveals a easy slider for the voltage setting.

Vandy Vape App Control your mod

The Temperature tab lets you select from SS, Ni, and Ti then has 2 sliders, one for the temperature and one for the ability.

By default the ability setting is ready to ‘normal’, during which case you’ll be able to solely change the wattage setting and it shows a graph, exhibiting you that the ability curve might be flat.

In the event you change the ‘normal’ setting you’ll discover there are 4 different presets, S (gentle), H (arduous) and DL, MTL.

Choosing any of those offers you 15 sliders, you’ll be able to transfer the sliders from 0% to anyplace between -20% to 100% after you will have completed modelling your curve, scroll to the underside and it can save you it as a preset for future use, or simply ship it straight to your mod.

Vandy Vape App Abstract

I’ve gone far too in depth in regards to the app so lets neglect about that and simply take a look at the essential query. Is the app important to the mod and does it have any advantages?

No it isn’t important, the mod continues to be a rattling good mod with out the app, nonetheless the app does have consumer advantages.

Setting energy curves for instance, it’s a lot straightforward to do on a display the place you’ll be able to actively transfer the sliders, fairly than a 3 button mod.

For me customized energy curves are nice enjoyable however personally I’m pleased with simply wattage or bypass.

Nevertheless, I do should say, in case you are a customized curve consumer, you have to be delighted with the app as a result of it makes setting customized curves so, a lot simpler and fewer faffy.

And naturally there’s the Discover My Mod characteristic and Anti-Loss characteristic (which you’ll find within the Discover system settings of the app). That is ace for me, I’m actually good at placing my vape down in my store then spending half an hour on the lookout for it.

So the characteristic that makes my vape shout at me is superior!

Aside from these two options the app is 100% gimmick. Personally, It’s not for me.


  • Takes Twin 21700 or 18650
  • Not too massive and is fairly mild
  • Appears good
  • Good Ramp up Time
  • Elective Cell Companion App
  • Enhanced usability customisation
  • Sturdy


  • Maybe the UI isn’t essentially the most Fancy?

Last Evaluation Verdict

OK, so it does have some gimmicky options however one thing I actually like about that, is Vandy Vape haven’t lead the gross sales pitch with these gimmicky bits, it’s extra like “oh yeah, we chucked an app in there to make it a bit extra handy for you“.

The mod as an entire is ideal for me, so far as I can inform it’s sturdy and final an excellent lengthy whereas. It seems to be good and feels good and is has an ideal ramp up time.

I’m going to stage with you, it’s arduous to do a Last Evaluation Verdict part for a tool like this, as a result of there’s completely nothing damaging about it!

If you’re a direct to lung vaper, this mod is nice.

If you’re a Cloud or Flavour Chaser, this mod is nice.

If you’re on the lookout for an enormous battery life to your MTL tank and also you don’t thoughts an enormous mod, this mod is nice.

So is the Vandy Vape Gaur 21 mod one you’re utilizing or planning to purchase?

Let me know your ideas and opinions within the feedback beneath.