Lost Vape Ursa Quest
- Great menu system, easy to use
- TC mode works really well
- Sleek design & great build quality
- Feature packed mod
- Panels all look really nice
- Battery cap is more secure than a hinged door
- Choice of battery sizes
- Crisp and bright screen
- Large liquid capacity of pods
- Can use tanks and RDA’s up to 30mm in diameter without overhang
- UB coils have average flavor
- Tint of pods makes it difficult to see liquid level in some lighting conditions
The Ursa Multi Kit from Lost Vape is their latest entry into the Quest line of devices. The Ursa can take a 21700 / 20700 / 18650 battery, fires up to 100W and has two pods included which enables it to use both UB coils and the new UB Pro coils. It also lets you stick a 30mm diameter 510 connection plate onto the mod instead so you can use any tank or RDA of your choice.
Sounds like it has a lot going for it, so let’s take a look at the Lost Vape Ursa Quest Multi Kit.
- Dimensions: 126 mm x 43 mm x 33 mm
- Weight: 173g
- Battery: single 21700 / 20700 / 18650
- Power range: 5 – 100W
- Battery voltage: 3.0 – 4.2V
- Output voltage: 0.7 – 8V
- Temperature range: 100 – 315°C / 200 – 600°F
- 1 x Ursa Quest Device
- 1 x Ursa Pro Tank (7ml capacity)
- 1 x Ursa Pod Tank (6ml capacity)
- 1 x 0.15 ohm UB Pro P1 Coil
- 1 x 0.2 ohm UB M4 Coil
- 1 x 510 adapter
- 1 x Airflow control base
- 1 x 18650 battery adapter
- 8 x Spare O-rings
- 1 x Type-C cable
Design & Build Quality
If you have used or seen the Lost Vape Grus mod then the Ursa may look familiar. Although slightly tweaked and a couple of millimeters larger, the Ursa is basically the Grus with the 510 plate removed to allow the pods to be fitted. Lost Vape does include a 510 connection in the box to allow you to convert the Ursa into a mod, too.
The Ursa is available in a range of colours and side panel finishes. Firstly, the zinc-alloy body is available in either stainless steel, gunmetal or black. Then each of these colour finishes is available with either Ukiran Leather, Crocodile Leather or Wooden side panels. It’s a sleek looking device and the range of finishes on the side panels all look really nice.
The Ursa is constructed from zinc-alloy and stands at 126mm tall. It is 33mm wide and 43mm deep. It has an overall weight of 173g, which gives it a nice feel in the hand; not too heavy but a good solid weight. The overall size of the Ursa is larger than typical pod devices but you are holding a 21700 battery inside.
Down the sides of the Ursa you have the panels. On my review device I had the Ukiran Leather panels and the stainless steel finish. The leather panels feel really rugged and give a nice contrasting texture to the smooth finish of the zinc-alloy body of the rest of the Ursa.
At the top of the front and back sides of the Ursa are two buttons which are used to release either the pod and airflow control ring from the Ursa or the 510 connection plate if you have it installed. The buttons and latches give a really solid fit to the pods and 510 connection plate. Most pod devices use a magnetic connection, but the Ursa and it’s button and latch connection gives a very stable connection and certainly gives peace of mind when putting the Ursa in a pocket or bag.
The front of the Ursa has a square shaped fire button which is nice and clicky when pressed and responsive when in use.
The display is a full colour 0.96” TFT screen, which is bright and vibrant and easily visible in bright sunlight.
Below the display are three adjustment buttons; these act as an up, down and select button and all are responsive and feel nice and clicky when using.
Underneath the adjustment buttons is a Type-C USB port which can be used for charging, although it is always recommended to charge your batteries with an external charger.
On the base of the Ursa is a battery screw cap. Although a personal preference, I do love these screw caps, as battery door hinges can always become weak over time. The threading on the screw cap is nice and smooth when tightening or unscrewing the cap and it has a little fold out handle to use when removing or tightening the cap. The cap also has battery venting holes.
There is minimal branding on the Ursa; just a very stealthy Ursa Quest logo on one side of the body of the Ursa and an equally stealthy Lost Vape logo on the other side.
Overall, build quality is really good on the Ursa, it feels really well made and solid. The design is sleek and stylish and the side panels look and feel great in the hand. Although on the larger side for a pod device, it is still a nice, solid weight without feeling heavy and it feels great when holding in the hand.
Features & Functions
The Ursa is a feature packed mod; you have a wattage mode, which can be adjusted between soft, normal and hard preheat settings, voltage mode, bypass mode, VPC mode, which lets you set a variable power curve and finally a temperature control mode which supports SS904, SS316, Ti and Ni. There is no TCR adjustment in the TC mode, though.
There are also three profiles that you can use if you want to save different settings for each pod and the 510 connection mode, for example.
It has two separate modes depending on whether you are using it in pod mode or mod mode, with the 510 connection plate attached.
All of the modes and vape settings are changed from the main screen; using the up and down adjustment buttons to highlight what you want to change, pressing the select button, then using the up and down buttons to choose your selection, finally confirming with the select button or the fire button.
There is a menu that you can go into by highlighting ‘settings’ on the bottom of the display and pressing the select button. The menu allows you to adjust screen brightness, set up the three different user profiles, reset all settings to default, view the firmware version and view the connected atomiser details. Under the atomiser menu you can force the mod to reread the resistance of the coil, and also change the wattage, voltage, temp setting, preheat setting etc. depending on which mode you are in.
The Ursa comes with two pods; one which uses Lost Vape’s UB coils and has a liquid capacity of 6ml, the other uses the new UB Pro coils and has a capacity of 7ml.
Both pods look identical, being circular in shape, but they have different sized drip tips and the pod for the UB Pro coils is very slightly taller. The pod for the UB coils has a smaller bore 510 drip tip, while the pod for the UB Pro coils has a larger bore 810 drip tip. Both drip tips are comfortable in use, but they are removable if you ever wanted to replace them.
The two pods are tinted so although it is possible to see the level of liquid within the pods, sometimes I found myself having to hold up to a light or a window to get a good look.
The fill port for each of the pods is located on the side, so you don’t need to remove the pods when topping up with liquid. The fill ports have a rubber stopper which doesn’t feel flimsy and it plugs the fill port nicely, not leaking when using the Ursa. The fill ports are of a standard size so there are no issues when filling using a standard sized nozzle on a liquid bottle.
The pods screw on to the included airflow control ring, which itself clips onto the top of the Ursa and is secured by a latch on either side of the mod. It’s a nice alternative to magnets which have become the usual way for pods to be connected.
The airflow control ring has an airflow slot on each side and is adjustable. This is done via a knob which protrudes from the sliding piece of the airflow slot; it’s very smooth and easy to adjust the airflow to your liking with just your thumb while vaping.
Coils are installed into the bottom of the pods and are push fit, so it’s quick and easy to replace a coil when needed.
I like the pods on the Ursa, they have a great liquid capacity, nice drip tips which are removable, and the airflow control ring is easy to adjust with just your thumb. I didn’t have any leaking from either pod when using the Ursa, but there was a slight bit of liquid under the pod from liquid condensation but nothing that leaked out of the airflow slots.
My only niggle with the pods is the tinting. I understand that tinting them makes them look somewhat better than a clear pod would, but surely we’re used to seeing liquid of different colours through the clear glass of a sub ohm tank, so I’m not sure why companies don’t just opt for clear pods.
The Ursa comes with two coils in the box:
- UB Pro P1 0.15 ohm coil – with a rating of 70-90W
- UB M4 0.2 ohm coil – with a rating of 40-60W
There are a number of other coils available for the Ursa. You can use any of the coils in the UB coil range (currently six coils, including a MTL coil and an RBA coil) with the Ursa Pod Tank and the Ursa Pro Pod Tank has an additional SS coil available which can be used with the TC mode of the device and an RBA coil too.
510 Connection Plate
If you want to use the Ursa as a mod and your own tank or RDA, Lost Vape has included a 510 connection plate in the box. It’s 30mm in diameter and feels really solidly built.
You just remove the pod and airflow control ring from the Ursa by holding both the latch release buttons on either side of the Ursa, then push the 510 connection plate onto the top of the device. This converts the Ursa into a 100W mod, looking very similar to the Lost Vape Grus.
The 510 connection gives a solid connection and I had no issues when using it with a number of different tanks or RDA’s during testing.
As well as the two included coils in the box, I was also sent the UB M2 coil, the UB MTL coil, the UB Pro P3 coil and the UB Pro RBA Deck coil.
I first used the UB M4 coil, which comes in the box and is used with the Ursa Pod Tank. This coil has a resistance of 0.2ohm and has a rating of 40-60W. I thought the flavour on this coil was pretty average and it didn’t last long before starting to taste burnt.
Next I used the included UB Pro P1 coil, which has a 0.15ohm resistance, has a rating of 70-90W and is used with the Ursa Pro Pod Tank. The coils for this pod are much larger than the original UB coils, more like a standard sub ohm tank coil. I found the flavour on this coil to be much better, with thick voluminous clouds and I actually had over 1000 puffs on the counter before noticing a decrease in flavour.
I then tried the UB M2 coil which is for the Ursa Pod Tank, has a 0.6ohm resistance and a rating of 20-28W. Again flavour was average on this coil. It did last longer than the UB M4 coil, but not as long as the UB Pro P1 coil.
Switching to the UB MTL coil, again in the Ursa Pod Tank, this one is a 1ohm coil rated at 8-15W. As the name suggests, this is an MTL coil, and the draw is noticeably tighter than the other UB coils, which are all DL coils. Sadly, the flavour wasn’t anything special on this coil. You can get a pretty tight MTL draw on the coil by closing down the airflow or opt for a very restricted DL vape by opening the airflow all the way.
The UB Pro P3 coil, which is a SS coil and goes in the Ursa Pro Pod Tank, performed much better. I used this coil in TC mode and it had a really nice flavour, warmth and thick clouds.
Temperature control on the Ursa performed great with the UB Pro P3 coil. I experienced no dry hits, and the mod throttles down the power smoothly once the selected temperature is hit.
UB Pro RBA Deck
Finally, I used the UB Pro RBA Deck, which is again used in the Ursa Pro Pod Tank. Lost Vape provides two coils with the RBA Deck but there aren’t any specs for the coils, so I can’t say which resistance wire they are made from, but they are fused claptons with six wraps.
The RBA Deck itself is a single coil, postless deck. It has a removable ring at the top that unscrews, which mimics the top of a coil and presses into the pod. It has two airflow channels which hit the coil from the side and the airflow comes from the bottom of the deck.
Building on the deck was straightforward. You do need to clip the leads of the coils beforehand, with it being a postless deck. There are two flat head grub screws, one on each side of the deck, which you unscrew first, drop your coil legs into the post holes, then tighten up.
You do get a 510 connection adaptor to dry fire the coil, check the resistance and work out any hot spots. Once this is done, you can thread your wick through the coil, trim and fluff as required. Lost Vape do provide two strands of shoelace cotton with the deck, too.
The removable ring will sit over the cotton ends and push it against the sides of the deck so you may find it easier to wet the wick with liquid before replacing the ring and tightening.
Once done, the deck is ready to be installed into the Ursa Pro Pod Tank, just like you would any other coil.
I enjoyed using the RBA deck, it wasn’t difficult to build and the flavour was good from the included coils. The two included coils, along with two shoelace cotton strands means that if you are new to rebuildables you can jump right in. You’ll just need a small flat head screwdriver for the grub screws. Maybe Lost Vape should have gone with hex screws and included a hex key in the package, just in case.
The Ursa itself is a fantastic performing mod, it has a great build quality and a sleek and stylish design. It’s a feature packed mod and has a well performing temp control mode. The pods are great too, with the only negative being that the tint makes it a little difficult to see liquid levels in some lighting conditions.
My only real issue with the Ursa Multi Kit is the performance of the UB coils, which have pretty average flavour. The UB Pro coils perform much better, having great flavour and the RBA deck is great too.
To top it off, the inclusion of the 510 connection plate allows you to use the Ursa as a single 21700, 100W mod that will house tanks or RDA’s up to 30mm in diameter. It’s a really well built 510 connection too, not a cheap afterthought.
Generally, with pod devices that I test, I tend to use them with the provided coils and then go back to my RDA’s or RTA’s. With the Ursa, I’m enjoying using it as a pod device, and will actually pick up some extra SS coils for the Ursa Pro Pod Tank, I’m really loving them.
Overall, a very versatile device, I would just personally stick with the UB Pro coils and not bother with the UB coils.