Famovape Fat Baby Mesh Starter Kit | Flavor with a Few Battery Options

Jeremy Mann
January 15, 2019

Product intro and specs

The Famovape Fat Baby Mesh Starter Kit features the revised Fat Baby Mesh Tank and the Fat Baby mod. The mod is a 25 mm x 99 mm tube that takes 18650, 20700, or 21700 vape batteries and operates in bypass mode. The new Fat Baby Mesh sub ohm tank comes with 2 x 1.5-ohm mesh coil heads made specifically for this version, a 6 mL frosted bubble tank and a 4 mL straight and clear glass tank, plus a new and smaller resin 810 drip tip.

Price: $33.95
Colors: Silver, black, rainbow, blue

Kit Content

  • Mesh Pro mod
  • Fat Baby Pro atomizer
  • Extra glass tube
  • 0.15-ohm mesh coil (installed)
  • 0.15-ohm coil
  • Pack of replacement spare parts
  • Micro USB cable
  • User manual
  • Battery adapter (18650)

Specifications

  • Mod dimensions: 56 mm x 25 mm
  • Compatible with 18650/20700/21700
  • Voltage output range: 3.3 - 4.2 volts
  • Resistance range: 0.15 - 3.0 ohm
  • Stainless steel chassis construction
  • Threaded bottom battery door
  • Tank diameter: 25 m
  • Standard glass capacity: 4 mL
  • Bubble glass capacity: 6 mL
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Push top-fill system

Build quality and design

Famovape Fat Baby Mesh Starter Kit | Several Battery Options

The Fat Baby Mesh Kit has an ornamental engraving on the mod and on the tank. It may be a bit much for some, but it’s at least executed well and the engravings make the mod easy to hold. The colors look good; all the mods and tanks match except for the blue and rainbow, which have colors that are slightly off from each other. The blue looks the most off, but the rainbow doesn’t really have to match perfectly. Although I rarely like rainbow colors on vape gear, the Fat Baby Mesh Kit looks pretty cool with it.

The mod

Famovape Fat Baby Mesh Starter Kit | Several Battery Options

The mod operates in bypass mode, and is fired by a single hexagonal button — with a tiny bit of rattle — that lights up blue or green depending on battery charge (blue is 3.6 volts or higher, and red is lower than 3.6 volts). It has a chipset that features reverse polarity and over-heating protection above 80 C, with a max output of 80 watts depending on your battery.

What makes the Fat Baby Mesh Kit unique to all the other similar tube kits on the market is that it can be powered by a 20700, a 21700 as well as an 18650 with the included adapter. The threads are just okay, but inserting the batteries is easy with the gold-plated recessed battery cap. There’s no rattle on the inside, even with 18650s (one is included). Although an 18650 won’t get you much vape time, it’s nice to have options. Of course, the 21700 is going to be the ideal choice, especially to power the power-hungry Fat Baby Mesh Tank.

The tank

Famovape Fat Baby Mesh Starter Kit | Several Battery Options

The Fat Baby Mesh Tank comes with a 6 mL bubble glass or 4 mL straight tank, and it uses a push-to fill single-slot opening (identified with an engraved “push” script along the top cap). The fill port is just okay — it’s one of those tanks where the opening doesn’t go back far enough to allow for easy filling with big squeeze bottles. And using a glass dropper is almost certain to create a bubble and cause spillage. In general, just pay attention when filling… but it’s best to use a unicorn tip.

The tank takes 0.15-ohm mesh heads, and those are the only ones for the tank (no worries about the better coils being a separate purchase!). When inserting a coil, you have to screw it down to the base firmly or it can stay attached to the chimney when swapping coils. It has a gold-plated 510 pin for better conductivity, but it’s non-adjustable. As for the airflow, it’s an adjustable four-slot airflow ring that’s a bit tight to turn, but it stays in place where you set it. For this version, the tall 810 tip has been replaced with a shorter one (14 mm tall) that still has dual O-rings and matches the color of the tank.

Performance

Famovape Fat Baby Mesh Starter Kit | Several Battery Options

For tube style starter kits with a bypass mod, the Fat Baby Mesh is a good performer. That said, it’s not without its flaws.

The mod

I like using the mod. It feels good in the hand, and there’s a fairly quick ramp. Being that it’s a bypass mod, it’s similar to using a mechanical mod — the atomizer will perform better with a fresh battery than a drained one. However, I don’t feel the vape suffers too badly. All in all, I’m fine with vaping it down to near the cut-off — which will happen the quickest with an 18650. But typically, I use 21700s and swap batts around 3.6 V.

One thing that’s a bit strange is that my mod will turn off if I set it down too aggressively… but I don’t mean slamming it! If I just tap it on a desk with a little force, it will turn off and require the five-click to begin vaping again. Other than that, it’s just a tube mod. It works how it’s supposed to. The issue with mine may just be an issue with the reviewers’ sample.

The tank

I had the original Fat Baby Mesh tank, and I liked it. The flavor was good, and the vapor was normal for a mesh sub ohm tank (which means it’s quite dense). This one is no different in that respect, except I think the flavor is actually improved. With just a single-tank break in period, the 0.15-ohm coils make my favorite juice shine (Yami Vapor). The flavor is saturated and clean. But this tank will guzzle juice! I would highly recommend using the 6 mL tank and keeping the 4 mL one simply as a backup just in case something happens to the bubble section.

The coils wick really well, and I’ve drained 60 mL in a short time span (but that’s not much for how quickly this thing drains liquid). What’s cool is that after a refill and a change of flavors, I can taste the new liquid on the first vape (granted, it’s mixed with the last flavor, but still.) I’ve been using mine with the airflow either fully open or closed about ¼ of the way.

But the airflow is loud, and closing it down makes it louder. It’s a shame because the flavor actually does get better for me when I close down the airflow a bit. The only real issue is that I still got leaking. The first version was bad for leaking, but this one happened primarily with the first tank full — the liquid just poured out after sitting for 15 minutes or so. Then it happened a little bit on the next fill, but stopped midway through and hasn’t done it since. That was one coil, and others had some degree of leaking in the first fill, but it varied from a lot to a little. This is not a tank to leave the airflow open besides when you’re using it (although I’ve been doing that to see if it would leak).

Pros / Cons

  • Multiple battery options
  • Recessed battery cap functions well
  • Engravings are executed well
  • Good O-rings (not silicon)
  • Great flavor
  • Dense vapor
  • Fast wicking
  • Large capacity tank
  • Shortened 810 drip tip
  • It may leak
  • Fill port doesn’t provide much room for filling
  • Engravings may be a bit too embellished
  • Slight button rattle
  • Tight airflow ring

Verdict

There’s a lot of tube mod starter kits out right now. I like that this one allows for various batteries. It’s an overall solid kit that can provide a really good vape, despite it being a bypass mod. I get great flavor from it and the vapor pumps out even down to the cutoff.

I think if Famovape could change the fill port to have a dual-port, maybe there’d be some pressure relief in the tank. I’m not exactly sure if that would work to combat the leaking, but either way, it’s the largest flaw of an otherwise solid-performing tank. But again, it was mostly with the first tank full.

I can recommend the Fat Baby Mesh Kit because of the performance, but it comes with a caveat: it may leak. If you decide to purchase it, remember to keep the airflow ring closed when not in use.

I'm the chief editor here at Vaping360 and I reside in southeast Michigan. I've been vaping since my first ecig purchase in 2010. For more reasons than I can list, vaping has been a lifesaver for me. Now, my goal is to help other smokers make the switch.

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