SMOK Fit pod system | great refillable pod vaporizer for vapor and flavor

SMOK Fit pod system

Looks like SMOK has finally decided to enter the pod vaporizers market and released three cool looking devices. One of them is called the SMOK Fit pod system and it’s not only the smallest but also the most impressive. Has a trapezoid cross section and it’s powered by a 250mAh internal battery, however in terms of vapor production and flavor it’s really hard to beat.

PROS:

Great vapor production and flavor

Nice airflow

Great way to refill the pods

CONS:

Unfamiliar shape

SMOK Fit: Packaging and available colors

The SMOK Fit pod vape comes packed in a nice black presentation box. Inside you will find the battery, two empty pods, a micro-USB charge cable, the user manual and an e-liquid injection bottle. The kit is available in three different colors: red, blue and gunmetal and sells for around $25.

SMOK Fit packaging

Design and features of the Fit

On first glance the SMOK Fit pod system is very in size to a JUUL vape pen however, there are some key aspects that set it aside. It measures 107.5mm x 18.4mm x 8mm and weighs less than 20 grams. The shape is trapezoidal and fits easily in the palm of your hand. Has a nice LED notification light and works with refillable pods.

SMOK Fit vapeThe device is made from high quality aluminum alloy and PC and it’s powered by an internal 250mAh battery. Uses standard micro-USB port to recharge and this is placed on the base. Output power ranges between 10W – 16W and mostly depends on battery charge.

The SMOK Fit pods

The pods have 2.0ml e-liquid capacity and the way you refill them is very innovative. Each of the pods has a rubber gasket on the side which needs to be pulled out to expose the fill port. Here, using the provided injection bottle you can easily pour e-liquid inside the container. We recommend using 35mg – 50mg nicotine salts for best results. Since the cross section is trapezoid, there’s only one way to slide the pods in.

SMOK Fit pods

Great airflow and safety features

One of the best features of this pod vape kit is airflow. This is not restrictive like on the majority of competitors and allows for easy direct lung inhales. Has a cut-off period of 8s and also comes with low voltage protection and short circuit protection.

Performance and final words on the SMOK Fit vape

In terms of performance the SMOK Fit pod system is very impressive. This tiny, ultra portable device delivers outstanding vapor and flavor. We don’t recommend chain vaping it but it can sure handle long draws with 10s intervals in between. Apart from the asymmetrical shape we didn’t find any cons with it. Each pod can withstand around 5 – 6 refills and battery is fully charged in around 30 minutes. To be honest it’s one of the best products we tested in this category. A low output vape we definitely recommend to beginners or to mid range vapers as a back-up.

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SMOK G-PRIV 2 Review: The Best SMOK Mod So Far

The SMOK G-PRIV 2 is the second-generation of SMOK’s G-PRIV series of touchscreens mods. I didn’t have the pleasure of testing the original, that honor went to Nick, though I have used A LOT of SMOK mods in the past 12 months, thanks to SMOK’s prolific release rate.

The SMOK G-PRIV 2 isn’t the kind of mod I’d go and buy. For starters, I don’t like touchscreen mods. Second, I’m not the biggest SMOK fan. But I was willing to put these issues aside for the SMOK G-PRIV 2 in order to find out if it is a worth while mod.

I enjoyed the ProColor and the Mag, though both were well and truly dispatched by the awesome SMOANT Cylon right before the Xmas break. That means I am hitting 2018 with the desire for a brand new daily driver, a mod that I can use day in, day out, that won’t let me down, break, or be a pain in the ass to live with.

I just spent a month living with the SMOK G-PRIV 2, so read on to find out whether or not this mod is worth your time and money in 2018.

SMOK G-PRIV 2 Review – Design

SMOK G-PRIV 2

As per most SMOK mods, the SMOK G-PRIV 2 comes in kit form with the SMOK TFV X-Baby sub-ohm tank. I have no love for SMOK tanks or their coils because in my experience, which is pretty extensive, they’re inconsistent, temperamental, and too expensive to run in the longterm.

If you’re new to SMOK tanks, by all means, give it a whirl and see what you think. When the coils are playing ball, the TFV8 X-Baby is great with excellent flavour and clouds, however, when you come across a dud coil or, worse, a batch of dud coils, which will happen, you will not be happy. Even more so if you paid $15 for the pack of coils.

My advise? Get yourself a decent RDTA or RDA and make your own coils. You’ll save money, get better performance and flavour, and never have to worry about spending $15 on coils that might not work as advertised.

SMOK G-PRIV 2SMOK G-PRIV 2

The SMOK G-PRIV 2 is a very handsome mod. It’s pretty compact too, fitting nicely in the palm of the hand. The build materials are very solid and everything fits together nicely. My unit was the red model. I also really like the Kevlar coating on the back panel. It looks really smart.

As with the vast majority of SMOK mods, you have a fire bar instead of a fire button. Again, this is a great way of firing the mod, as you just have to squeeze the mod and it’ll fire, which is great for when you’re vaping in the dark. Above the fire bar you’ll find the display lock button, and you will definitely want to use it, because if you don’t you will take a hit at 230W and it will not be pleasant. Trust.

The display is bright and detailed, displaying everything from your wattage, puff counter, ohms, and volts. You also have a menu where you can mess around with vaping modes, change the colour of the UX’s font, and set up TC vaping profiles. The touchscreen is responsive and has shown no signs of slowing down in the time I have had the mod, though longterm tests will be required to understand just how well it holds up over the course of 6-12 months.

The kevlar back panel is the side where your batteries live, two 18650s, and accessing them is super simple: just pop the cover off, which is held in place by some seriously strong magnets. Once it’s back on, the mod looks seamless; you’d never know it had a removable panel. The overall aesthetic of the SMOK G-PRIV 2 is very appealing. It’s smart, compact enough, and very well put together. I’ve had zero issues with it in the month that I have been using it.

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SMOK G-PRIV 2 Review – Specs & Features

SMOK G-PRIV 2

The SMOK G-PRIV 2 is one of SMOK’s more expensive mods. This means you get plenty of power, a lot of features, and a myriad of functions that 99.9% of vapers probably won’t even touch. I’ve listed all the key specs and features below for the sake of brevity.

  • Dual High-Amp 18650 Battery – Not Included
  • Dimensions: 85mm by 58.5mm by 28mm
  • Wattage Output Range: 1-220W
  • Min Atomizer Resistance: 0.06ohm
  • Temperature Range: 200-600F
  • Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Heating Elements
  • Superior Zinc Alloy Construction
  • Super Big 2.4 Inch OLED Touch Screen – Shatter Resistance
  • Screen-Lock Button – Simplify Operation
  • Five Drawing Effects: Min, Max, Soft, Normal, Hard
  • Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) Adjustments
  • User-Friendly Interface
  • Stealth Firing Bar Mechanism
  • Magnetized Battery Cover – Carbon Fiber Inlay
  • Temperature Protection
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Over Current Protection
  • Over/Under Voltage Protection
  • MicroUSB Port

I do tend to find SMOK mods needlessly complicated. I’m more of a purist when it comes to mods. I like to just attach my tank, set the wattage, and vape. I don’t care about TC vaping, saving vaping modes, and changing the colour of my mod’s UX font.

But that’s me. You might be different. And if you do enjoy tinkering with your mod’s features and functions, well… SMOK’s got your covered. And then some! The SMOK G-PRIV 2 features an extensive menu in which you can change all kinds of a parameters from the colour of the mod’s font, to how hard it vapes, to what’s displayed on the home screen.

SMOK G-PRIV 2SMOK G-PRIV 2

The menu, once you’ve had a play around with it, is relatively simple to find your way around. And because it is a touchscreen mod, it is A LOT easier to interact with than, say, the SMOK ProCOLOR which requires an array of clicks and holds on the fire bar which can get a little cumbersome.

This is the first time I have used a SMOK mod and its menus have actually made sense. The UX of SMOK’s software is clearly designed with touch in mind, which is why it is so much easier on the SMOK G-PRIV 2 versus the ProCOLOR which doesn’t have a touchscreen.

All told, the SMOK G-PRIV 2 is like a Swiss Army Knife. It can do loads of cool things which makes it a great choice for experienced vapers and newbies alike. The touchscreen just makes navigating around its menus so much more intuitive, so much so that even someone unfamiliar with SMOK mods would probably have it locked down in about five minutes.

SMOK G-PRIV 2 Review – Performance

So how does it perform? As expected, to be honest. I have never had any real issues with the performance of SMOK mods over the years, though I think I am definitely in the minority here! The SMOK G-PRIV 2 hits very hard when you have it setup accordingly, and this means it is great to use with RDA tanks.

I didn’t really bother with the SMOK TFV X-Baby, as I have used a bunch of them over the past 12 months, so pretty much got stuck in right away with RDAs and RDTAs and the SMOK G-PRIV 2 handled them all with ease, kicking out massive clouds and consistent power levels.

The connection is 100% consistent on this mod too, something that wasn’t the case with the ProCOLOR, and it seems to play nice with tanks of all shapes and sizes. During my month with the SMOK G-PRIV 2, I’ve run RDAs, RDTAs, RTAs, and sub-ohm tanks on it. Everything performed great with zero issues or glitches.

SMOK G-PRIV 2 Review – Battery Life

Does the touchscreen affect battery life? You’d think it would, right? But in my experience, the SMOK G-PRIV 2’s battery life is as good as the ProColor’s or my VooPoo Drag. How SMOK has achieved this remains to be seen, but the fact of the matter is simple: the touchscreen, when set at a low brightness, does not seem to impede the battery life one bit.

I’ve been getting a solid day’s worth of vaping from the SMOK G-PRIV 2 with fresh 18650 cells. So long as you keep the display off when you’re not using it and at a low brightness, you should not have any issues with battery life on this mod. None whatsoever. Hell, it lasted longer the the SMOANY Cylon and that doesn’t even have a touchscreen!

SMOK G-PRIV 2 Review – Verdict

I’ve tested A LOT of SMOK mods in 2016/17, but I am fairly convinced that the SMOK G-PRIV 2 is my favourite of the company’s recent splurge of hardware. I prefer using it to the ProCOLOR and I think it looks better than the SMOK MAG.

The look, feel, and weight of the device is nice and solid. Mine’s red, and I really like the combination of that cooler and how it jazzes with the kevlar-style battery door cover. Overall, there isn’t much to complain about in the design department; it’s a good-looking, functional mod.

I will keep an eye on how it holds up over the coming weeks and months, however, just to make sure it retains its integrity and there are no issues with the touchscreen display. I have heard reports of issues with certain units, but this is common with all mods, not just SMOK ones. I have a draw full of busted mods, for instance.

The overall design, finish, and simplicity of the menu (when combined with the touchscreen) makes for a very satisfying experience. I don’t know whether this will be my new daily driver in the long term, as I have a some pretty tasty mods on their way to me later this week, but for the moment it is definitely here to stay. And I cannot remember the last time I said that about a SMOK mod!

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SMOK TFV12 CLOUD BEAST KING TANK REVIEW

FIRST IMPRESSION OUT OF THE BOX:

Wow! The first thing you are greeted with when you open the box is this massive Beast of a tank. Pull out the tank and pull the tab and on the second level of the box you have two coils, plenty of spare parts, and a spare glass. The packaging is done very nicely and typical Smok.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX:

  • One SMOK TFV12 Cloud Beast King Sub-Ohm Tank
  • One V12 T12 Duodenary Coil Head
  • One V12 X4 Quadruple Coil Head
  • One V12 Q4 Quadruple Coil Head
  • One Replacement Glass Tank Section
  • Spare Parts Pack
  • 2 vape bands
  • User Manual

SMOK TFV12 Cloud Beast King Tank Review

FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:

Of course, as with all the Smok tanks in the Beast Family, we have Smoks proprietary wide bore drip tip. I really wish Smok would start including an extra drip tip or, even better yet, I wish they would switch to the Goon style drip tips. They do have a 510 drip tip adapter that will allow you to run all of your traditional 510 drip tips though. The top cap is also the same as all of the other tanks in this line. It is flat and it has Smok’s patented swing-out top cap. Below the swing out section, there is some nice knurling on the side of the top cap. Swing out the section of the top cap and you are greeted by a large white gasket with a kidney bean shaped fill port. The fill port will accommodate all types juice bottles.

SMOK TFV12 Cloud Beast King Tank Review

The chimney on the TFV12 is very wide and short. The coil screws directly into the chimney that has a very conical design to it. This enhances the clouds and makes sure you get every bit of flavor from the coil. Of course, the midsection of the tank is made of glass and on each side of the glass, there is a nice thick o’ring.

SMOK TFV12 Cloud Beast King Tank Review

The base of the tank has some Smok branding on it as well as some knurling. Right below that, we have two large airflow slots. The air flow on this tank is just absolutely massive. This is one of the most open, airy tanks on the market today. The air flow control goes from side to side quite easily and there are no stoppers. The airflow slots measure in at 15 mm x 4 mm.

On the bottom of the base, there is some Smok branding as well as a 510 pin with stainless steel threading. The 510 pin is non-adjustable, does not protrude a lot, and does not look to be gold plated. The TFV12 is 25mm at the base but tapers up to 28 mm at its widest point. The tank has a 6 mil maximum capacity. It is available in black, gold, rainbow and stainless steel.

SMOK TFV12 Cloud Beast King Tank Review

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THE COILS:

V12 T12 DUODENARY COIL:

This is the largest cloud-chucking Coil In The Box. It ohms out at .12 ohms and has a range of 60 to 350 watts. The recommended range is from 130 to 200 watts. There is no two ways about it, this is a cloud-chucking coil. This thing is just a beast. With this coil, you can cloud up any room in no time. It has good flavor as well, but make no mistake about it, this coil was specifically designed for clouds. While I do like this coil, it really doesn’t suit the way I Vape. I like running it at around 150 watts. I did try it out at 300 watts and it’s just way too hot for me. To be honest, I really don’t know how anyone vapes like that on a regular basis. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not judging anyone. Do what works for you and whatever keeps you off of cigarettes but it’s just not my style. At the 150 watt level, it is a cloudy vape and the flavor is good but it’s still not really my style. Plus, on a dual battery mod, you will go through batteries like crazy at 150 watts. This coil is also a real juice sucker, too. If you are going to vape this coil on a regular basis, be prepared to go through a ton of juice even at just 150 watts.

SMOK TFV12 Cloud Beast King Tank Review

V12 X4 QUADRUPLE COIL:

This coil is rated from 60 to 220 watts and it ohms out at .15 ohms. It has a recommended wattage of 100 to 170 Watts. I like running this coil right around 120 watts. I get a thick dense flavorful vape with really nice cloud coverage. This is probably right on the cusp of my comfort zone. This is probably my favorite coil in the box because I think it gives the user a good balance between clouds and flavor without having to really crank up the wattage.

SMOK TFV12 Cloud Beast King Tank Review

V12 Q4 QUADRUPLE COIL:

The Q4 coil has a recommended wattage of 90 to 160 Watts but it will go up as high as 190 Watts. It ohms out at .15 ohms and it is a very flavorful vape. This is probably my second favorite coil in the box. I like the range that it has and I like the flavor that it gives. Clouds to me are secondary but this coil is no slouch in the cloud department. I like to run this coil at around 130 Watts. For me, that is the sweet spot for this coil. It is close to the X4 but I still like the X4 better.

I just wanted to add a little note here about Smok coils because I have been using them for years. Smok is probably the best company out of all the mass-produced sub ohm tanks when it comes to quality control of their coils. It is very rare that you get a bad or janky coil from Smok. They are really on top of their game when it comes to this and I think they need to be given credit for it. Especially since a lot of companies out there don’t take the quality control of their coils seriously. Well done Smok, keep it up.

SMOK TFV12 Cloud Beast King Tank Review

One more thing as well, I know I say this in all my reviews and I am going to continue to say it until companies start to take notice. I know that there is an RBA section available for the TFV12 as a separate purchase. I do not like when companies do that. I would rather get only two coils in the box and have them include the RBA section. Or just charge me a few dollars and include the RBA. I think all companies should really start to look at this problem and start addressing it because it is what most of us vapers want.

BUT DEUCES, HOW DOES SHE VAPE?

All three coils are cloud chucking coils that vape extremely well. You just have to decide how hot and how many clouds you really want to blow with a tank like this. This tank is not for the MTLer nor is it for the vapor that likes to vape at low watts.this is for vapers that vape over 100 watts on a regular basis. This tank is basically the standard that all other cloud chucking tanks are judged by. It truly is the Cloud Beast King in its category.

CONCLUSION:

Look, if clouds are your thing, then the TFV12 is a must purchase. It is the gold standard in this category. With this tank, you can put out as many clouds as you would like and vape it as hot as you would like. Most of the coils included in the box have a very wide range so there is something in the box for every type of direct lung hit vaper. If that’s your style and that’s what you are into, then you can not go wrong with this tank.

Smok also has a great track record of making quality tanks. Along with the quality of their tanks, they make quality coils as well. They are well known and easily available at most vape shops. This tank is officially DeucesJack approved for the cloud chucker in you.

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SMOK TFV8 Review

SMOK TFV8 – The Highly Anticipated Follow Up To The TFV4

The TFV4 proved a huge hit for Smoktech, the three versions – TFV4 – TFV4 Mini – TFV4 Micro– all offered huge performance from the numerous coil options that were available.

Following on from the recent release of the Smok H Priv 220W box mod the SMOK TFV8 is a tank that has been made to operate at the high wattage this mod is capable of.

The TFV8 is being aptly named the Cloud Beast! You have to love the description SMOK have for the tank, only the Chinese manufacturers could come up with this:

“The ancient volcano, Mount Vesuvius, is a cloud beast entrenched into the earth. Although calm, the 2,000 foot diameter crater fills with steam; a formidable, gasping lion. Once awakened, she erupts lava into an ominous sky, and the earth trembles with her great power.SMOK TFV8 Review

Now, SMOK brings you this magnificent power, completely changing your vaping experience. The TFV8, is the ultimate sub-ohm atomizer.

The TFV8 utilizes 4 unique, patented Turbo Engines: V8-T8 (6.6T), V8-T6 (6.0T), V8-Q4 (5.0T), and the V8 RBA (4.0T-X). These add up to make the TFV8, a real Cloud Beast!”

Pretty dramatic hey! So.. Is the SMOK TFV8 a Cloud Beast? Does it have the magnificent power of a volcano?

In The Box

The TFV8 kit is well thought out and offers the following:

  • SMOK TFV8 Tank
  • 1 X V8-T8 0.15 Ohm Octuple Coil Head
  • 1 X V8-Q4 0.15 Ohm Quadruple Coil head
  • 1 X V8 0.28 Ohm Turbo RBA Head
  • Replacement Glass
  • TFV8 User Manual
  • Various sparesSMOK TFV8 Kit

Features

  • 5.5ml – 6ml Capacity
  • 24.5mm Diameter / 50mm height
  • Dual 14mm diameter airflow
  • Top Fill Swivel cap
  • 510 Thread
  • Large adjustable airflow

Design & Build Quality

The TFV8 sub ohm tank is available in black and stainless steel. I have the latter for review.

First thing to note is that this is a big tank! The TFV4 was a big fella but this latest release has increased in size again to accommodate new features. The diameter of the base is 24.5mm but still sits well on most of my mods.SMOK TFV8 review

The glass tank increases to 25.5mm but the increase in size isn’t all that noticeable.

The build quality is excellent, a very solid piece of gear.SMOK TFV8 review

Starting at the top we have the wide bore delrin drip tip and the same swivel top cap for easy juice filling.Topfill SMOK TFV8

Owners of the TFV4 will notice that the refill hole has increased in size to around 14mm and the central air chamber has also increased in size.SMOK TFV8 tank top cap

Moving down to the base of the sub ohm tank there are two large airflow holes, these can be adjusted easily with the help of three raised notches on each side.SMOK TFV8 Tank Review

The TFV8 is also an improvement in the looks department, the addition of the raised grips to the top and bottom of the tank give it a heavy duty appearance.

Of course, as would be expected, the tank can also be broken down for easy cleaning and maintenance.SMOK TFV8 Cloud beastCoil Heads

There are three coil head options (One RBA) that come in the SMOK TFV8 kit. Keeping up with the rest of the tank they are beasts in terms of size, making the TFV4 coils look average!smok tfv8 tfv4 coil comaprison

This is what this tanks all about, the performance.

The new features on the tank such as the increased size of the drip tip, central chimney, airflow slots and coils all make for a tank that really does pump out the clouds on a fog machine level!

The coils themselves, or at least the ones in the review kit, don’t have the ‘model’ number on the coil.

They do have the resistance and the recommended wattage so all the info you need but if they release the number of coils they did with the TFV4 and you decide to buy them all it could get confusing.

The TFV4 coils are also not compatible with the new TFV8.

How Does The SMOK TFV8 Perform?SMOK TFV8 V8-T8-V8 Q4-V8 RBA

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V8-T8 Octuple Coil Head – 0.15 Ohm

As the name suggest the V8-T8 Octuple coil head has 8 coil heads. The coil design allows for plenty airflow with the base of the coil being wide open.

The V8-T8 is rated for use between 90-250W but for best results SMOK recommended using between 120-180W.

SMOK TFV8 T8-V8 Octuple Coil Head

Ignoring SMOK’s advice I though I’d start a little lower at 75W. This actually provided a nice vape with good clouds and flavor.

Quickly moving upto 100W the vape was a little warmer but flavor improved as did the clouds. Which are starting to get pretty hefty.

The tank has started to heat up as would be expected but nothing too bad at this point.

At 120W, SMOK’s recommended starting point and the vape is warming up nicely, the flavor is excellent and the clouds are huge.

150W was the max I went to. At this wattage it’s great for vapers that want a harder hitting, rich warm vape. The flavors are excellent and yes… You guessed it the clouds are big.

The base of the tank isn’t too hot to touch but if you’re brave enough to chain vape at this wattage though be prepared for things to heat up. There still feels like there is plenty of room to increase the wattage here though.

I couldn’t vape at 150W for long, a bit too heavy going for me. I personally prefer a cooler vape and the flavor around the 90W mark with the V8-T8 was good for me.

V8-Q4 Quadruple Coil Head

The V8-Q4 has an outer chamber with 12 juice flow slots. There is lots of cotton packed into this. This coil head also has a resistance of 0.15 Ohm and is rated for use between 50-180W. For best performance SMOK recommend using between 90-150W.SMOK TFV8 V8-Q4 coil head review

Straight up to the recommended 90W and things improve a lot in both flavor and vapor volume.

The flavor was very good bringing the fruit notes out in my e juice really well.

Ramping things up to 150W the vape was warm but manageable. The flavor very good and the clouds dense, really dense. The tank didn’t get too hot and there was definitely room to increase the wattage from 150 no issue.SMOK TFV8 RBA Coil Heads

SMOK describe this coil as offering a smooth and silky taste like Hookah. I have to agree this is exactly what the V8-Q4 provides. The higher wattage’s give an almost velvety vape.

It has to be said I only had 3mg nicotine available and at 150W this was starting to hit me hard!

Maybe it was the coffee I was drinking while reviewing. Either way both pretty much a school boy error on my part, I should have got some 1.5mg for this review and a pint of water

If you are new to this type of high powered tank just keep your nicotine strength in mind. The higher the wattage the more of a nicotine hit you will get. It does however mean that you shouldn’t need to vape quite as much as you would at lower settings.

After vaping this coil for a while I actually enjoyed and settled at around the 80W range. Still lots of vapor, not as dense than higher wattage’s but perfect for my personal preferences.

Everyone is different though and your preferred wattage will likely be more or possibly less.

V8 RBA

The build deck on this is BIG! As are the juice wells and airflow coming into the RBA.SMOK TFV8 Clapton RBA

The V8 RBA has an 18mm deck with pre-installed dual Clapton coils with a resistance of 0.28 Ohm. SMOK recommend use between 50-140W.

The pre-installed coils look the business. The overall performace, I found, was also excellent here.SMOK TFV8 Clapton RBA Deck

The deck is a 2 post Velocity style and easy to build on, if you are newer to building your own coils the V8 RBA offers a good place to start due to the room you have with the deck.

Other Coil Heads Currently Available

V8-T6

It’s likely Smoktech will release more coils for the TFV8 in the not to distant future. As I write the only other coil available is the V8-T6 which is a sextuple coil rated at 0.2 Ohm.

This is rated for use between 50W-240W but recommended for best results to be used between 110-150W.

What I Like

The build quality of the SMOK TFV8 is excellent.

SMOK have designed this to pump out the clouds and it certainly does this. But not at the cost of the flavor. The TFV8 hit the mark here as well and not just at the high wattage SMOK recommend. The increased airflow gives a nice airy draw and some smooth vaping.

Both coils gave excellent results with the V8-Q4 my personal favorite.

For vapers reading this that have a high powered mod, this is an easy to use tank that will allow you to test the higher end of the wattage spectrum. Not my personal style but the TFV8 performs well at many levels.

The kit includes 2 pre-built coil heads and a huge RBA deck with some sexy looking dual clapton stock coils. It’s an easy deck to build on so if you are new to RBA’s this is a good deck to tinker on.

Last but not least I didn’t experience any leaking or dry hits with the TFV8.

What I Didn’t Like

It was no secret the TFV4 is one of the thirstiest tanks on the market. The SMOK TFV8 matches, if not beats, the TFV4. Not that it’s a competition I want it to win!

Just be prepared to go through some e juice. It’s to be expected with coils this size and the power that they operate at.

Also, this isn’t a tank all vapers will be able to use unless of course you have a mod with enough power. If you are reading this and have a 50W box mod then you will need to upgrade to get the best from the Cloud beast! Not a negative necessarily but keep that in mind.

And just another thing to add, this isn’t a tank that is designed for use when you’re out in the pub. So just exercise a bit of vaping etiquette if going for this tank.

Final SMOK TFV8 Review Verdict

What can I say, this is an impressive tank and a definite improvement over the TFV4.

The SMOK TFV8 isn’t going to be for everyone, however. This is a tank that excels at 70W+. If you have the mod to match the power though, such as the SMOK H Priv 220W mod, then this will help you get the most from the TFV8.

You can count on this being an actual Cloud Beast, the name fits well. The good thing is it delivers on flavor as well.

We all have different wants when vaping so it’s for you to decide if this fits your needs.

Pros

  • Top notch build quality
  • Well put together kit
  • The coil performance was very good at various wattage levels for flavor, still good from lower 50/60W on the quadruple coil head
  • Capable of some huge, velvety clouds.
  • Nice, smooth airy vape
  • Big, easy to build on, 2 post RBA deck included
  • Top fill easy with swivel top cap
  • Huge adjustable airflow holes
  • Wicks really well, no dry hits

Cons

  • Unsurprisingly, the TFV8 likes to drink the juice!

CoilArt DPRO RDA Review | Drip Like a Pro

Look mum, no posts!

Today we take a look at CoilArt’s new DPRO (short for Drip like a PRO) RDA. This 24 mm atomizer utilizes a postless design, and features a gold-plated build deck. Side airflow is angled downwards through the extended channels, which creates a reduced inner chamber. And even though it’s postless, the DPRO comes with a bottom feeding pin, so it can be used on squonk mods. Currently available in three color finishes, with a further five on the way, the DPRO RDA is selling for around $30 online. The kit even comes with a couple of fused nichrome Claptons cut to size.

Let’s take the DPRO for a spin and see how it performs!

CoilArt DPRO RDA Specs and Features

Machining / Fit and Finish

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We received three samples of the DPRO, and they come with the top cap in different materials. The black edition features an anodized aluminum top cap. Stainless steel is as the name suggests. The ULTEM version boasts a single piece of molded ULTEM as the top cap. The build deck, 510 and squonking pins are gold-plated throughout.

On all three samples, machining is excellent. A set of double o-rings fitted on the base secure the top cap in position, above and below the terminal screws. The tolerances between the top cap and the base are ideal. Adjustments are easy to make, but nothing feels loose. The ULTEM has a little bit more friction to it than the metal top caps, and the bottom of the top cap feels a tad sharp, as if it wasn’t sanded down completely smooth.

Build Deck

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Everything on the build deck is gold-plated – even the inner sections of the deck under the PEEK insulator on the positive terminal. Not surprisingly, this postless deck gives you a lot of space to work with. It has an inner diameter of 22 mm, with 12.3 mm space between the airflow ports for coil builds.

Those airflow ports extend 5 mm into the deck, which in combination with your build and plenty of cotton, should make for a significantly reduced inner chamber. The terminals are 2.5 mm wide, but I’ve been able to chuck a stapled staggered fused Clapton build in there just fine.

Ease of Build

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Dual Coil

To start off, I used the N80 fused Clapton wires that came with the DPRO. They came to 0.17 ohm in a dual coil build. Although the wire leads have been pre-cut, I find I get better results cutting a further 3 mm off the ends, for a total length of 9 mm.

The DPRO is very easy to build on – and in dual coil setup you don’t need to angle the coils much. I just gave them a slight nudge outwards.

The handmade CoilArt coils are a nice, thoughtful touch to the kit, especially with the complete specs included. However, ours had some persistent hot spots that needed to be pinched and pulsed at increasing wattages to completely resolve.

Single Coil

At first I was pretty skeptical that the DPRO would work well as a single coil atty. Even a chunky build could feel pretty lonely on that wide deck. I went with a 3mm ID stapled staggered fused Clapton from Runny Nose vapes, which came to 0.12 ohm.

Now although there is significantly more space between the airflow holes and the coils, this build works great. It was also easy to install – I used two terminals diagonal to each other and then twisted the coil so it sits dead center.

One thing to note is that the amount of cotton is critical – you don’t want to skimp on it! I wick as much as I can get away with and then fluff it out so that the cotton covers the sides of the deck. You’ll want to keep the spaces under and around the cotton free though, so that air hits it properly.

Juice Well

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For a postless RDA, the DPRO has a shallow deck – only 3 mm deep. This makes regular redripping a necessity. But it also comes with a bottom feeding pin, so you can squonk on this atty too. This is a great feature for a postless RDA!

The squonk pin can be installed with the same hex key that is used to grub screws in place.

However, the base extends a further 7 mm south of the deck, and that real estate is taken up by the coil terminals. I can’t fault the construction of this atty, but more depth up top – or a higher lip – would have been nice.

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Airflow and Controller

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As the airflow extenders are built into the deck itself, the DPRO RDA cleverly dispenses with the need for a moving AFC. As mentioned, the airflow ports extend 5 mm inward from the outer rim of the deck. They’re an oval-shaped 3.8 mm x 3 mm in diameter, and are angled downwards. Airflow hits the underside of the coils and bounces off the build deck.

The airflow is smooth, and non-turbulent. However, it’s not an airy draw – this is quite the restricted lung hit. Also, it’s worth mentioning that this RDA is dual-airflow only – whether single or dual coil.

Top Cap / Drip tip

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The top cap on all models of the DPRO is a single, elegant curved piece. The CoilArt logo and branding is etched into the outer surface on the black and stainless versions, while the ULTEM sample is plain. The top cap is domed on the inside, and fits an 810 drip tip. There’s no 510 drip tip or adapter included, although you can fit an adapter in the opening.

One thing I really like about the top cap is the lack of any knurling. This is a simple, elegant solution that just works.

The wide bore drip tip is made from ULTEM, and bears the DPRO branding on the lip. For a wide bore tip, it’s on the thick side at 4.5 mm on the lip. The 8 mm opening at the top tapers down to 6 mm at the base. This reduces spit back but doesn’t eliminate it. It’s secured in place by a single, thicker silicon o-ring set into the top cap.

Aesthetics

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I like me a postless deck – the simplicity of it, no posts cluttering it, and plenty of space for whatever you want to chuck in there. On this score, the DPRO certainly satisfies. And while I like the stainless steel top cap, the all-ULTEM number is killer. The black sample is anodized aluminum, which will get hotter than the others.

The DPRO has no extra moving parts – just the top cap and the deck. It’s simplicity in itself. And there’s something elegant about that.

Performance

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Whether I’m vaping on the DPRO in single-coil or dual-coil setups, my sweet spot has been 80 watts. At this wattage, with resistance between 0.12 and 0.17, I get a warm, dense, extremely flavorful vape. I like to vape it with the airflow closed just shy of halfway.

One thing you really do notice, especially with more cotton, is the reduction in the chamber. Airflow is uniformly smooth, although wide open, the DPRO has a little bit of whistle to it.

I would classify the DPRO as ideal for restricted lung hits. Make no mistake, this RDA doesn’t give you masses of airflow. Its real strengths lie elsewhere.

I notice that while neither top cap gets hot, the ULTEM performs excellently.

My only real con on the DPRO is how often you have to redrip. That’s partly down to the shallow deck, but will also vary depending on how much wicking you use, and obviously the build and wattage.

Taking the standard, non-adjustable 510 out and installing the bottom feeding pin is straightforward. I’ve enjoyed squonking on the DPRO, especially since when dripping, the tapering on the drip tip means e-liquid hits the rim just as often as the coils themselves. But squonk or not, you do have a shallow deck that needs feeding often.

Likes

  • Build quality is excellent
  • Completely gold-plated
  • Restricted chamber and top cap intensify flavor at relatively low wattages
  • Flexible – put almost anything you want in there
  • It squonks
  • Smooth airflow
  • Minimal amount of moving parts

Dislikes

  • Need to redrip often
  • No 510 drip tip or adapter – would be nice for the reduced chamber
  • Tapered drip tip collects e-liquid when dripping through it

Verdict

I’ve played around with this RDA in single and dual coil setups. Dripped on it, and used it with a squonk mod. I don’t find a lot to fault in the DPRO. The build quality is excellent. The top cap fits snugly over the o-rings. The deck is flexible and offers you a lot of space to play with.

And while the deck may be wide, it’s still restricted. This chamber reduction is my favorite feature in this RDA. It makes for a very rich, dense, flavorful vape. Rest assured, it’s cloudy up in here too.

I do wish the DPRO had a slightly deeper deck. You can get over that problem with the squonk pin, but if you overdrip or overfeed, you’ll know about it. This is the only time I’ve had issues with spitback, especially with one chunky single coil in play.

Considering the restriction in the chamber, it would have been nice to include a 510 drip tip. I have no complaints about the included 810 one however.

Simply put, for a flavorful vape, this is my favorite postless RDA so far.

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Freemax Fireluke Mesh Review | Worth the Hype?

Freemax Fireluke Mesh intro

When it comes to tanks, Freemax makes underrated atomizers. I have three them which I am very pleased with in terms of performance and build quality. The first two I got were the Starre Pure and the OG Fireluke, which to me are every bit as good as — if not better than — the more popular Uwell Crown III.

The third of my Freemax tanks is the new Fireluke Mesh Tank. It’s a striking 24 mm subohm tank that uses mesh coils. It comes in three different finishes: steel, carbon fiber, and resin — each in a variety of colors. The steel version has a unique knurled design that matches the metal casing of the coil head.

Colors: Steel: Black, Gold, Rainbow, Silver, Blue, Gunmetal; Carbon Fiber: Black, Blue, Purple, Silver; Resin: Black, Blue, Purple, Red (Pink)

Freemax Fireluke Mesh specs and features

Aesthetics

Freemax Fireluke mesh tank

The Freemax Fireluke Mesh Tank is one of the best-looking tanks I’ve ever seen. Granted, looks don’t affect performance one bit, but I love the way this tank is designed. I received the Gold Steel and the Purple Resin versions. The steel version has a textured checkerboard pattern – just like the old school Gus Lord mechanical mod. It sort of looks like a piece of mesh, matching the theme of the tank. And the coil heads feature the same mesh checkerboard design and also match the color of the actual device.

Note: I don’t currently see these colored coil heads for sale yet, so after you finish with the included coils you might be stuck with the stainless-steel ones until they are available.

Each tank comes complete with a matching 810 drip tip. I’m a fan of the resin version, and can see resin tanks becoming a trend in 2018. The purple version looks fantastic. It doesn’t have that checkerboard design, but the resin itself looks beautiful and also comes with a matching resin 810 tip and stainless steel coils. I have yet to see the carbon fiber edition up close.

Features and functions

Freemax Fireluke mesh tank

The Freemax Fireluke Mesh uses a short-profile 810 drip tip so you can use other Goon-style tips with it. The tank has bottom airflow with two large air slots that are easy to adjust. It’s nice and smooth, but at also not too loose. And I’m happy that Freemax decided to use a stopper instead of allowing the ring to spin freely.

The Mesh uses two massive top-fill ports that can be accessed by unscrewing the top top. These ports take up about 95 percent of the top-fill portion, so there’s plenty of room to fill with any kind of bottle. You can even pour juice straight in from a glass dropper bottle without using the dropper! It disassembles easily into four parts: top cap, fill cap, glass, and bottom base.

But the tank must be empty before replacing the coil head. The coil itself screws into the base and holds the tank together when you screw it into the fill cap. The o-rings are great as well. The tank is listed as 24 mm in diameter, but I measured it closer to 24.5 mm (approximately the size of the SMOK Big Baby Beast), which should still be fine for most newer mods. Many mods now can handle at least a 25 mm atomizer without overhang.

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Coil performance

Freemax Fireluke mesh tank

Now to the important stuff. How does it vape? There is only one coil option currently available for the Freemax Fireluke Mesh and that is a 0.15-ohm Kanthal mesh coil with organic cotton. It has a lot — and I mean A LOT — of cotton, so make sure you prime it correctly. Put a few drops directly on the coil first. Then put it in the tank. Fill up the tank, then wait 15-20 minutes to let it saturate. Be sure to first take a few puffs without firing the tank. Start at low wattage first, around 50 watts, then work your way up. I find it best at 65-70 watts, but usable anywhere between 50-75 watts.

Overall, I found the flavor and vapor production to be excellent. It’s one of the best, if not thebest, sub ohm tanks that works well at fewer than 70 watts. This is most likely due to its mesh coil heads, which provide a lot more surface area than a regular coil. That has a positive impact on flavor. It also works really well on mods with a non-adjustable, direct-output single battery, or parallel mods like the DPRO 133, Teslacigs 3, or a stick mod like the SMOK Stick V8 or Vaptio C-II.

I found the coil life to be well above average. I’ve been vaping on the same coil for over two weeks now and it’s showing no signs of slowing down at all. These coils will surely last much longer than most typical sub ohm coil heads, once again due to the unique mesh coil system.

Likes

  • Good build quality
  • Smooth and clean threads
  • Nice aesthetics
  • Large fill ports
  • No Leaks
  • Wide variety of color options
  • Different finish options
  • Excellent flavor and vapor production
  • Long-lasting coil heads
  • Includes matching 810 resin drip tip

Dislikes

  • Tank must be empty to replace coil heads
  • No RBA deck available
  • “Red Resin” looks pinkish
  • Coils not currently for sale in matching colors

Verdict

I’m very impressed with the Fireluke Mesh tank. It’s designed and constructed quite nicely. With so many options for resin, metal or carbon fiber, there should be a look suitable for every appropriate mod out there. And among sub ohm tanks, it’s hard to beat this one without using a lot more wattage. The tank is easy to fill and I had no leaks or condensation. It just works really well and is quickly becoming one of my favorite sub ohm tanks.

How do you feel about mesh coils? Will this be the new trend? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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