Eleaf Lemo 2 RTA
The Lemo 2 is produced by iSmoka/Eleaf, also responsible for the top selling iStick series, and is the sequel to the top selling Lemo. The Lemo 2 was highly anticipated by a lot of vapers due to the success of the original and comes with a whole host of improvements over the first version.
It has now been designed to cater to the sub ohm crowd as well as maximising flavour and vapour production. Just like the original, it is priced really competitively for a genuine atomizer, and as a fan of the original I was really keen to get my hands on the Lemo 2 for review to see just how much it has been improved over the Lemo.
Important Note. For vapers new to the Sub Ohm side of vaping take a minute to check out our beginners guide to sub ohm vaping as well as our guide on the best batteries for sub ohm vaping. These tanks don’t run off any old e cig or battery.
Eleaf Lemo 2 Kit Contents
The Lemo 2 has been packaged really attractively. Keeping in the same vein of the iStick 50w package, it’s a sleek white box almost reminiscent of an iPhone! Authenticity code is found on the back of the box along with the relevant product information.
- 1 x Lemo 2 Top Cap
- 1 x Glass Tube
- 1 x Atomizer Cover
- 1 x Atomizer Tube
- 1 x Coil stand
- 1 x Atomizer Base
- 1 x Pre-made 0.5mm Kanthal Heating Coil
- 1 x Heating coil
- 4 x Small screws
- 4 x Seal gaskets
- 5 x Silicone rubber rings
- 2 x Organic cotton wicks
- 1 x Screwdriver
Lemo 2 Set Up
Eleaf include a lot of spares in the package here, there is more than enough to keep you going for a long time. The impressive thing to note is that the included Kanthal is 0.5mm, which is nice and thick, usually pre-made coils and wire are not even worth bothering with and only good for the bin, but the Kanthal included here is definitely useful.
Upon opening the box, you are greeted with the complete Lemo 2 inside and the generous amounts of spares described above are located underneath the packaging. Really good start here from Eleaf.
Lemo 2 Specs
- All new Side Filling Port
- PEEK insulating material now used
- Adjustable Bottom Airflow
- Wide bore drip tip included
- Glass and stainless steel material
- 3.8ml capacity
- 0.5ohm premade coil made from US 0.5mm Kanthal and already wicked with an Organic Cotton wick
- 76.2mm length
- 22mm Diameter
- 510 fitting
The Lemo 2 is ready to use right out of the box. Eleaf have included a sturdy 0.5ohm single coil build already wicked generously with Organic Cotton in the Lemo 2. They have used 0.5mm kanthal for the build, with a 3mm coil diameter. At first glance, there seems to be an awful lot of wick present in the included build, but the Lemo 2 seems to work very well when wicked generously, just as long as you keep the juice channels free of wick.
The build deck itself is a single coil affair, there are two posts present with Phillips screws for you to place your build over the large air hole. You can trap your coil legs either underneath the post screws through the post holes, or underneath the Phillips screw heads. I found it really easy to build on this deck, however some new users may have trouble grasping the positioning of the coil and positioning the coil legs underneath the screws.
I have found the best way to build the Lemo 2 is to have the coil high above the deck, so there is plenty of room for air to come up and under your coil maximising the flavour, and wick the build very generously but leaving the juice channels clear. There is a lot of room here, I have even managed to accommodate twisted and Clapton builds with room to spare.
I think the Lemo 2 RTA is a really good looking bit of kit. It is constructed of stainless steel and Pyrex glass, and comes with a 3.8ml capacity. Eleaf have included a stainless steel wide bore drip tip which will really please the cloud chaser but those who prefer to vape for flavour may want to swap this out for a narrower bore drip tip.
As with pretty much all atomisers the Lemo 2 is 510 threaded so it is compatible with all of the most popular mods on the market at present, it screws in easily to any mod with 510 compatible threading. Next step is to fill the Lemo 2, this is easily done thanks to the introduction of the new side filling port, and you can fill easily on the move with a simple twist of the side fill port control ring, stick the tip of your juice bottle in and fill the Lemo 2 up.
It takes no time at all, and most sizes of e-liquid bottle nozzles will fit in the side fill port. Tilt the Lemo 2 at a 45 degree angle and close off the AFC ring and this will prevent any unwanted leaks. Now we are ready to go!
In my opinion the performance of the Lemo 2 is right up there with the best tanks on the market at present. The cloud production is excellent, even with some of the airflow closed off! The superb flavour you get from the Lemo 2 didn’t surprise me, given how good the original Lemo was, but the Lemo 2 has taken it up to the next level.
The airflow is controlled by a cyclops airflow slot located at the side of the Lemo 2, this means you can easily adjust the airflow from wide open if you prefer clouds, to closed down for mouth to lung hits. You get outstanding flavour no matter what the airflow is set at, and with the airflow wide open you get some huge clouds along with excellent flavour! The juice channels on the Lemo 2 are massive, and handled up to 80vg juice with no problem at all.
With this being a rebuild-able tank the performance you get is really down to the build that you have in the Lemo 2. I can highly recommend using the supplied coil and wick set up when you first use the Lemo 2, as this gives a really pleasurable vaping experience. What you then build next is really down to you!
The Eleaf Lemo 2 retails at around the £29 mark with pre built coils available for £2.99 for a pack of 5 for those that want to go that route. Excellent value all round.
Overall – Final thoughts
Eleaf are getting a really good name for themselves at the moment as they are turning out excellent original mods and atomisers such as the iStick and Lemo series, and at really competitive prices too.
The Lemo 2 RTA is a major improvement over the original Lemo. The flavour and vapour production have been improved hugely for version 2, and I found it really difficult to find any faults with this tank at all. The side fill port is an excellent idea, I first thought this would be prone to leaks but since I have extensively used the Lemo 2 there have not been any problems with the side fill port at all.
It has performed fantastically well and I have been really pleased with it, so much so that it has become my main tank to use throughout my day and looks and works great paired with the iStick 50W.
The price is absolutely brilliant for a genuine RBA, and performance wise it really outdoes a lot of higher priced RBA’s on the market right now. If you are looking for a genuine RBA at a really good price, then look no further than the Lemo 2 as it does everything you ask it to.
- New side fill port is a godsend, really easy to fill on the move
- Fantastic vapour and cloud production
- Large build deck
- Excellent price for an genuine rebuildable tank
THE NOT SO GOOD
- Build deck can be difficult to grasp for newbies
- Will leak if you forget to close off the AFC ring when filling, or if you fill too quickly
- Only set up for single coil builds.
Final Eleaf Lemo 2 RTA Review Verdict
Excellent – Highly Recommended.