The Freemax Mesh Pro tank atomizer…
Talk about a flavor explosion! And it looks good too!
Alright, I picked this up yesterday. I went to my local vape shop to restock on juice and coils. In the display case, because I always look, the shop had received some new hardware. Among those new items, the Freemax Mesh Pro and some other Smok devices. If you’ve read a small part of my Novo review and the 3 month follow-up, you’ll know that I really don’t care for Smok products. The exception being the Smok Novo, which I’m still pleasantly surprised by.
As you can tell, I impulse bought the Freemax Mesh Pro. This is my first Freemax product, and I’ve done my fair share of reading about their products on Reddit (r/electronic-cigarette) and various other sources. However, I got some of information crossed between the Falcon mesh tank, and this Freemax Mesh Pro. Namely, leaking issues. Yes, the Freemax Mesh Pro leaks, and from the worst place imaginable. The air flow hole was easily leaking 0.5 ml, if not more, between hits. Regardless of upright, sideways, upside down… It just oozed e-juice, wasting almost 3 ml of the initial 5 ml I had loaded it with. That first tank almost made me return it, but before doing so, I disassembled it and examined it at home.
When I walked into the shop, the tank was paired with a Smok device. I didn’t pay it any attention, but I wanted the Freemax. I swapped the Smok mod with the Voopoo Drag 2, also on display. Having made the swap and purchase, I didn’t think the examine the tank before the initial fill. The tank had been set up with the double mesh coil (0.2 ohms) that came in the box. I didn’t check that the coil was seated properly, or check if the o-rings were in a decent spot. I blame myself for the initial leaking. Having disassembled and cleaned the tank at home, I reassembled it with the single mesh coil that came with it. I’ve since run a single tank through it, and I haven’t had any leaking that would be considered unusual. I’m thinking the coil wasn’t tightened properly before, having been assembled to be a display piece. Perhaps this is the explanation, and was just a simple case of not double checking the assembly.
I’m thoroughly enjoying this tank, and the flavor is insane. Vaping a local flavor, I haven’t had such a pure tasting experience as the Mesh Pro has given me. Even with the single mesh installed, the flavor is fantastic. I ordered some of the quad coils yesterday, which I’ve read reviews saying they offered the best performance and flavor of the mesh coils for the Freemax.
Versatility is a big deal for me, and, until yesterday, I didn’t exactly have a tank that would do everything at the same time. When I’m outside, I like to chuck clouds. The Freemax does that. If I’m in public or inside the house, I can reduce the wattage, close the air vent a bit, and then “stealth vape” inside the house or my truck. I have the Snowwolf MFENG kit, but it really only chucks clouds. Even on reduced wattage and closed air vents, it still chucks hard. Flavor-wise, even an Apocalypse RDA can’t hold it’s own. I’ve never gotten this much flavor from that deck, regardless of what coil style, how many wraps, cotton used, whatever else I can think of. The Freemax ultimately delivers on so many things in the same package, it could potentially replace all 4 of the setups I normally use for various purposes. You know, as long the leaking isn’t too problematic.
Freemax Mesh Pro Specs
Material: Stainless Steel / Resin / Carbon Fiber, Pyrex Glass
Capacity: 5ml, 6ml with Included Bubble Tank
Size: 25mm x 59.8mm
Freemax Mesh Pro Features
– 6ml Max Capacity Large Bubble Glass Tank
– 5ml Max Capacity Bubble Glass Tank Section (Pre-Installed)
– Superior Stainless Steel, Resin and Carbon Fiber Construction
– Mesh Pro Coil System
– Convenient Push-Slide Top Fill Design
– Dual Bottom Adjustable Airflow Control
– 9mm 810 Drip Tip
– Gold-Plated 510 Connection
Freemax Mesh Pro Kit
(1) FreeMax Mesh Pro Sub-Ohm Tank
(1) FireLuke Kanthal Single Mesh 0.15 ohm Coil – Rated for 40-70W
(1) Pre-Installed FireLuke Kanthal Double Mesh 0.2 ohm Coil – Rated for 60-90W
(1) Replacement Pyrex Glass
(1) Set of Replacement O-Rings
(1) User Manual
The Voopoo Drag 2
I really can’t say much about this mod just yet. It takes two 18650 batteries, has a magnetic battery cover, runs a Gene chip, and generally looks great. I got the display model, which had some minor cosmetic issues, but nothing that wouldn’t happen from being used in my day-to-day vaping anyway. I’m rough on my mods, as my Novo post can attest. Either way, I’m yet to find any part of the Drag 2 that I just can’t stand. The simple display is easy to read, though some of the chip abilities I will likely never use. That said, the customization is great. I changed the power on logo to a Star Wars logo, changed the OFF indicator to “SHITS OFF, YO.” I’ve changed a handful of other settings as well, to better adjust the mod to my liking. You have to download an external program, install it, and connect the mod to your PC to do any that. It’s a small hassle, but make sure you get the software tool directly from Voopoo. A quick Google search and I downloaded the software from the Voopoo website, http://www.voopoo.com/.
I’ve seen some reviews of the Drag 2, and issues with juice leaking into the innards and burning out some electronics. I can see this being an issue, and I’ll monitor that situation. Unfortunately, I don’t really have much to say about the Drag 2. It’s a lightweight device, with a decent profile. The screen is kind of hard to read, especially in sunlight. But overall, it’s another dual 18650 mod, and does perform well. I haven’t played around with the software too much; There are quite a few options and, what look like, profiles that I can swap to quickly, but I’ll need to experiment and read some manuals before I tinker with those.
Hard to see, but the 510 connection is not centered. #OCDtrigger
What I like most about the Drag 2: It’s a lightweight device. In fact, I think the Freemax Mesh Pro weighs more, and the device is top heavy with the tank on it. (Probably not factual, but it feels like it when putting it up to inhale.)
Voopoo Drag 2 Specs
88.5 mm tall by 51 mm wide by 26.6 mm thick
That is 3.48 inches tall by 2 inches wide and 1 inch thick
Zinc alloy and resin construction
VooPoo Drag 2 weighs 158 g (5.5 ounces)
Weight with batteries is 203 g (7.1 ounces)
Wattage range is 5 W up to 177 W
Temp control vaping range is 200 F to 600 F
TC in Celsius is 100 C to 315 C
Atomizer resistance range is 0.05 ohms to 5.0 ohms
Voltage range is 0 V to 7.5 V