Both versions I received leaked how you describe but I have heard there was a v2 with an oring around the deck. Pretty sure that was an sxk modification because the original came out with a v2 that has a shorter glass window. It is possible that the sxk versions are the one with the oring but I don't know for sure. Not trolling but Id still prefer the vapeshell I think even if the boxxer didn't leak. Now with the xeta I think that will be my favorite for the type of coil I like to use(parallel triple 28 Clapton)