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Aegis Legend is not so water resistant

Discussion in 'Regulated (Voltage / Wattage / 3.7v/ Temp Control)' started by Fudgey Finger, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. Fudgey Finger

    Fudgey Finger Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I am a commercial fisherman and I have owned 2 Aegis mods to use while on the boat. The first one lasted a good 6 months or so before it stopped working, but there were never any issues with water getting into the mod.

    So I got an aegis legend thinking it would be just as durable. I was wrong. Salt water started getting in through the battery door, messing up my batteries. After just a couple weeks of use the water has made its way into parts of the mod that have made it stop working. Now I have a 2 week old aegis legend that is a paper weight.

    The thing that really bothers me is that it's not like it was getting submerged or anything. It just gets splashed occasionally. I may order another just to see if it was a problem with that one mod, but I suspect it is a problem with the design of the door.

    Just thought I should let people know in case anyone plans to get one of these for use in a wet environment.

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  2. Heartsdelight

    Heartsdelight Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    So sorry to hear @Fudgey Finger . Is your other Aegis ok? You mentioned one of them lasted 6 months. Nice of you to warn others. Perhaps try to contact Geekvape for warranty? As it wasn’t submerged, just splashed?
     
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    N0rmski New Member

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    I imagine the salt water had a big part of it but that sucks. I'd hope it was a dodgy unit

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    Fudgey Finger Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I'll try contacting them to see if they will replace it. The thing that bothers me menthe OG Aegis never had any problems with salt water.

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    Bigrick Bronze Contributor ECF Refugee

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    I agree with NOrmski. The salt man. I fish for fun and anything I take out on the boat eventually has issues. Now I bring a mech which I clean thoroughly when I get in off the water.
     
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    HaileStorm Bronze Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    I was about to pull the trigger on the legend but the dual battery design threw me off. I'm not a high-wattage vaper and I've always been into compact, single 18650 mods.

    I still like my sort-of-new 1st gen Aegis. Yes, it's not compact at all but it's the smallest waterproof mod I could find. Got it a few months back and the design of the battery door gives me more confidence when there's water involved, by the pool for example.
     
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    sychosis Silver Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Dropped my legend a few times now at work , i work in a wet environment and have actually dropped it into a pit that took me about 45 mins to shut down and drain to get it out and ..after a good cleaning and tank replacement it was good as new . May be the salt water and or a defect on a certain batch . Mine is kicking and shows no ill effect , but that is my personal expierience

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