The Freemax Fireluke Mesh is a sub ohm tank that uses kanthal mesh instead of regular wrapped coils.
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 styles including Steel, Carbon Fiber and Resin, each in variety of colors. The steel version has a unique knurled design that matches the metal casing of the coil head.
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.
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 in person.
Features and Functions
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 2 large air slots that are easy to adjust. It’s nice and smooth but at the same time, not too loose. And I am happy that Freemax decided to use a stopper instead of spinning 360 degrees freely.
The top cap uses two massive top-fill ports can be accessed by unscrewing the top. These ports take up about 95% of the top-fill portion, so 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 4 parts. The top cap, the fill cap, the glass and the 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 all 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 tank. Fill up the tank, wait about 15-20 minutes to let it saturate. Take a few puffs without firing the tank. Start with a low wattage at first, around 50 Watts, then work your way up. I find it best at 65-70 watts, but usable in the 50-75-watt range.
Overall, I found the flavor and vapor production to be excellent. One of the best, if not the best for a sub ohm tank that needs 70 Watts or less to power it. This is most likely due to its mesh coil heads which provide a lot more surface area than a regular coil, having a positive impact on flavor. It also works really well on 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 way 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. Performance wise, for a sub ohm tank, it’s going to be hard to beat this without requiring a lot more wattage. The tank is easy to fill and I get no leaks or condensation. It just works really well and is quickly becoming one of my favorite sub ohm tanks. But 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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