This has been a long time coming and I apologise for the delay!
I won this tank in the competition run by @Heaven_Gifts in August 2018 and I received the tank on Friday 7th September. It was suggested that I provide a review to share my opinion, so here goes nothing…
First, the stats from the box:
Second a bit of history, I am a MTL vaper, I mix my own E-liquid and at the time was new to Sub-Ohm tanks.
I started vaping in February 2018 with an E-Leaf Icare 110 and 160 (pen style) and after a couple of months I was not getting much enjoyment, in terms of flavour and constant refilling, from those units. However, I had managed to quit cigarettes and did not want to turn back. I moved up to a VooPoo Too mod kit with the Uforce U2 Tank and I was finding that I was getting more flavour satisfaction from this.
But what did I really want?
More flavour… and a bigger tank, I was tired of having to refill my tanks throughout the day.
I saw the competition being run by Heaven Gifts, I did some quick and not very thorough research.
I thought “what have I got to lose, it’s got a 5ml tank, supposed to be great flavour and the coils will be interchangeable with my Uforce” (more about that later).
So I entered the comp and was lucky enough to win! and boy was I excited… I could not wait to receive my new tank and give it a try.
So, a month later I received the MeshPro in the mail…
I opened the box…
…and my first thought was “OMG this thing is HUGE” but could not wait to fill it and get vaping!!
Here’s a picture of it next to my VooPoo Uforce (I did not have the bubble glass on the Uforce when I received the Freemax, the Freemax actually looked much bigger than it does now).
I opened the tank to prime the coil and realised that “oh no, the coil wont fit my Uforce!”
Being the noob that I am got it confused with the Freemax Fireluke Mesh tank, Doh!
Geez, this mouthpiece is huge… OMG I can’t use my spiral drip tip… it doesn’t fit. Oh well…
Anyway, a few little differences that I hadn’t expected aside, I primed the coil and filled the tank, let it sit for a half hour or so and started vaping with the Mesh Pro for the next few days, weeks and now months.
The flavour still is amazing, I mean it makes my mouth water it is that intense… and very consistent over time, I don’t find that it fades even when the atomiser is getting close to replacement.
I was having so much trouble with flavour prior to this that I was looking into using additives (acids and sweeteners) for my flavours, but I haven’t bothered. The flavours are bold and sweet on their own – I do tend toward fruit flavours, some bakery but no tobacco’s.
I find that the coils last about 10 to 14 days, using 50/50 e-liquid, vaping at 30 watts at an average of 15mls a day.
I did clean and re-use a coil once, while I was waiting for my Vape Mail and was able to use it again for about a week.
This is a picture of the atomiser at about one week:
I did not like the wide bore drip tip as it is too wide for me, so I bought an adapter and fitted my 510 spiral drip tip.
They are only a few dollars per piece and if you, like me, prefer a small bore, this is the way to go. A pity one is not included with the pack.
I love the slide top filling and this does not leak at the top (my Uforce does) and it is easy to fill using a larger bottle (60ml pictured) as the bean shaped hole is quite large.
I did also use the Kanthal Single Mesh 0.15ohm coil that was supplied and I found it had good flavour but IMO the Double Mesh 0.2ohm coil has intense flavour.
As for the bottom airflow, I am not a fan. I have it on the Uforce also and both my tanks leak.
It is very frustrating and I have tried to remedy this many times over the past couple of months and I have to say that this is the main reason I have delayed my review.
I really was hoping that I could eliminate it completely but I cannot seem to do this. And the worst part is that it will leak unexpectedly, I’ll think I have it sussed and I come out in the morning or look down after a cuppa and a vape and Boom, leaked again all over and inside the mod.
Dont’ get me wrong, I have reduced the leaking but from the first day I have had problems with this.
I have tried:
- increasing the wattage,
- changing the drip tip back to the 810 (I thought maybe there was too much condensation),
- not filling it while warm,
- ensuring the airflow is closed when refilling,
- refilling on any angle (like pouring a beer) and
- taking a few dry draws with the airflow closed after filling to help re-establish the tanks vacuum.
One thing I did find was that on a fresh coil from the packet, the large bottom O-ring often rides up the coil (as pictured) and is not sitting in the top ridge at the bottom so I have now been checking this also.
One thing I have not tried is increasing the wattage past 30 watts, I do this occasionally if I can see that it is starting to leak but I don’t like a warm/hot vape, I prefer cool/warm.
Another thing I have not yet tried that may solve the problem is increasing the VG of my e-juice, however I am concerned that this will sacrifice the longevity of the coil. This would also mean mixing different batches of e-liquid for my husband and I and I prefer to keep it simple.
I also find that having a lower ohms coil, I am using more e-liquid than I realised I would.
The replacement coils come in a pack of three and are available AU $13.95 - $18.00 plus postage in some cases or AU $9.73 - $17.64 including free snail mail postage from China – if you’re happy to wait.
So at this stage for me, I’m afraid I am moving to a different tank on both of my mods.
The bottom airflow leaking is doing my head in and for me I need to keep things simple so I am moving to the same tank as my husband uses - top air flow, no leaking, which I tried for two weeks and am happy with.
I would not discourage people from trying this tank, it really is an amazing vape but not for me.
IMO it is excess to my needs, well for now anyway – who knows what the future holds, lol!
I think it would be more suited to people who vape high wattage and at the lower end of sub-ohm, are happy to use larger amounts of e-liquid and I don’t think they would have the leaking issue (as I have not read that it is a widespread issue).
I hope that this review has been informative, if nothing else. Thank you for taking the time to read it.
(p.s. sorry the pictures are so big)