I used to always envy dripper vapers for 2 reasons: 1 they always seemed able to produce massive clouds and 2 the flavour hit they got from dripping smashed any experience I had with standard sub ohm tanks. But although I envied them I just could not get my head around buying and using a dripper tank myself. They just seem like lots of work with intricate screws and technical know-how when it comes to cotton, twisting cotton, making your own coils etc. Then there is the constant need to drip juice into the tank every other puff. It all seems so laborious and technical.
Then one day I decided on a punt and after reading a few reviews to buy the then new FreeMax Mesh Pro tank claimed to match any dripper experience with cloud and flavour but without all the technical messing around. With the Mesh Pro tank you just screw in one of their awesome coils, fill the tank up and away you go. And boy what vape, for the first time since 2011, when I first started vaping, I really felt like I had come home at last. I experienced a depth of vape and flavour that reached the parts other sub ohm tanks only promised – but failed to deliver.
2 Year Mesh Pro Commitment
In the 2 years I have been using the Mesh Pro tank I have yet to have a coil (I use the triple mesh 0.15ohm 80-100w which I fire on 70w personally) fail or burn out. No way! I hear some of you exclaim. Well it’s true. In 2 years I have never had a coil burn out. I have changed the coil at around 4-5 weeks, not because I needed to, but because of pure boredom coupled with a desire to fit in a new coil and get that ‘new coil vape hit’. I have to say I have no experience with any of the other coils in the Mesh Pro range so I can’t speak for them as I have always used the triple mesh one.
The Freemax Mesh Pro Voodoo
The problem with this bloody tank comes is that its got some sort of voodoo consistent brilliance that wont let you go. Like most vapers I like to try new products and get that ‘wow’ factor. But the Freemax Mesh Pro has cursed me. It has literally put all existing and new tanks to shame. My last attempt to leave this beautiful beast of a sub-ohm tank in the side draw was with the Geekvape Zeus tank last week. After another leaking episode, the Mesh Pro emptied it’s 5ml contents in my coat pocket (it does not have a locking mechanism on the tank so the top can slide open), I decided I would look for a new tank with a leak proof locking lid.
I eyed the Geekvape Zeus, although it’s been out for a little while the reviews are good and and it looks superb, plus it has a locking cap, a thing which the Freemax Mesh Pro SORELY misses. I had been sideways glancing at the Geekvape Zeus sat on the shelf for over a week as the idea of changing bubbled in my consciousness. Then last Wednesday I grabbed it off the shelf, ripped off the sealed packaging and got excited as I primed the new tank. I let it sit for 10 minutes denying my urge to pick it up and start vaping straight away. I wanted to make sure I got the full vape experience as I knew the competition this tank had in with Mesh Pro.
After half an hour of vaping I was deflated. I had ruined a saleable product and was left with the calling of the Freemax Mesh Pro voodoo again. The Zeus is good as sub ohm tanks go, but in my opinion not a patch on the Freemax Mesh Pro. This isn’t the first time I have tried to leave the Mesh Pro and it won’t be the last either. I have tried the Cleito 120 (twice), Horizon Tech Falcon King and the Uwell Valyrian 2. The problem is that all the new sub-ohm tanks are built from the Freemax Mesh Pro origins and none, again in my opinion, match the depth of vape and flavour this tank creates. Even with it’s easy to leak top and having to mop up 5 ml of juice from my pocket or car stowaway every now and then, it’s still the most brilliant and top performing sub vape tank on the market.
So lastly, a shout out to FreeMax – PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, release a new Mesh pro with a lockable filler cap on the tank. I mean it can’t be hard, you guys already put one on the lower ranged Fireluke.