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.
Price: ~ $30
Colors: Steel: Black, Gold, Rainbow, Silver, Blue, Gunmetal; Carbon Fiber: Black, Blue, Purple, Silver; Resin: Black, Blue, Purple, Red (Pink)
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.
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.
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 the best, 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.
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.