Introduction: The Fireluke Mesh by Freemax
The Freemax Fireluke Mesh is a new way to enjoy the performance of Mesh coil builds without the hassle of having to build your own!
The above are all rebuildables – so this tank with its pre-built mesh coil heads is much easier for someone like me with sausage fingers and limited time/patience!
Mesh promises a larger heat exchanger surface to make more efficient use of e-liquid to give better vapour and taste.
When you look inside the coil head you can actually see the mesh structure really clearly!
Freemax have started to gain a wonderful reputation and a lot of people are huge fans of the original Fireluke tank. There is also a Fireluke Pro on the horizon with coils which can be used at up to 180W!!
The tank is available in many colours and finishes – they are simply beautiful – all of them!
Metal Tanks (Stainless steel) – Black, Golden, Rainbow, Silver, Blue and Gun metal.
Carbon Fibre Style – Black, Blue, Purple and Silver.
Resin Style – Black, Blue, Purple and Red.
Right added some E-liquid and leaving it to prime so let me tell you all about this little stunner!
What’s In The Box
- Freemax Fireluke Mesh tank
- 0.15ohm installed coil head
- Kanthal 0.15ohm mesh coil (40-90W)
- Replacement O-rings
- Spare glass Tank
- Instruction manual
- Stainless steel construction
- 510 threading connection
- Diameter: 24mm
- Capacity: 2ml
- Convenient top fill design
- New Mesh Coil 0.15ohm (40-90W)
- Adjustable bottom airflow
- All knurled surface
- 810 drip tip included
Build Quality & Design
The stunning black version of the Stainless steel tank arrived for me to get testing.
I think you can tell by all my gushing that I really really love how this looks.
I wrote a preview article for it in December – which was before they announced the Resin and Carbon fibre versions and I was already utterly smitten with the looks.
In the flesh it is even better.
The metal parts of the tank have the same colour and square section knurling, there is a clear glass section and there are no branding or logos other than the neatly tucked away wording on the bottom of the tank.
It feels solid and super well built. Nothing is too easy or too difficult to take apart if that makes sense. If it’s all too loose you expect leaks and if it’s all too stiff it just becomes a nightmare to use and you expect threads to become damaged.
I had no leaks at all using this. You can remove the bottom cap and clean it out if a bit of liquid or condensate accumulates which should prevent anything seeping through the 510 connector pin.
The coil heads which were supplied with the tank – were the same colour – but I have only seen replacement coils in stainless steel colour.
The bottom part of the tank has a sliding airflow adjustment with a stop when you go to the two extremes of adjustment.
You have an 810 wide bore drip tip – which sadly on this model was also metal – which I struggled with.
A happy surprise was there was a good quality instruction leaflet in with this kit. I have had some shocking ones lately really poor so this is lovely to see!
Combine with all this beauty a great kit including a spare coil and tank glass and I am a happy Shelly!
How Does the Freemax Fireluke Mesh Perform?
I used the Freemax Fireluke Mesh on my Wismec Sinuous Ravage 230W mod.
How To Fill The Fireluke Mesh Tank
- Simply unscrew the top cap.
- Add liquid to the sides of the centre hole – do not put liquid in the centre hole unless you want to breathe fire like a dragon.
- Watch through the tank glass and stop filling before the level reaches the fill port level.
- Screw the tank cap back on.
How To Change The Coil Head
I would probably empty the tank before changing the coil – the top of the coil attaches just below the drip tip when the tank is assembled. If you have liquid in the tank it will just run out of the drip tip if it is more than about a third full. You can try it and I didn’t get any leaks when I only had a small amount of liquid in there.
- Remove the tank from your mod.
- Turn the tank upside down – removing the drip tip should help it stand better.
- Unscrew the bottom part of the tank.
- The coil head screws out of the tank base.
- Screw new coil head into the tank base.
- Apply some drops of E-liquid to all bits of cotton you can see.
- Install the tank base onto the tank.
- Fill the tank as described above.
- Leave the tank to stand to allow the cotton in the coil to soak up the liquid.
- Take a few inhales without pressing fire to try and “suck” the liquid through the coil
I did find it took a while to get the liquid to get through the cotton wicking, so I would suggest around 20-30 mins.
Flavour & Cloud Production
My normal E-liquid which I use in sub ohm tanks is a 6mg nicotine level and is an 80% VG mixture.
If you are not sure what VG and PG are read our guide here.
Freemax 0.15ohm Mesh Coil Head
I will say it feels like it takes so long to get the liquid through the coil. It was verging on dry hits initially, even with a full tank and having been left to stand for 30 mins.
The recommended power settings for this coil are between 40-90W.
So I started testing as suggested at 40W and already the vapour output is incredible! Very cool vape and not much flavour though.
Going up to 60W and that vapour is still brilliant and its starting to warm up now and slightly more flavour.
At 80W – wowee I love it.
By preference I am a “flavour vaper” i.e. I like a warm vapour with lots of flavour – I am not too fussed about clouds. So with this at 80W I am happy with the flavour and heat now. The bonus here is you still get huge clouds and are not sacrificing flavour at this wattage!
For the crack I went up to 90W and even better – loads of flavour, heat and vapour.
This seems to have a more instant heat up than standard wire coils – I would press fire expecting a tiny weeny delay – but wallop straight away rucks of vapour hitting me!
I ran this mainly at 85W just to try and save my battery life a bit haha!
I tend to close my airflow down quite a lot on these kinds of tanks and this was exactly the same. Opening the airflow really increases the vapour but it was a bit too much for me old smokers lungs.
Well done Freemax this mesh coil really is the business – I was worried about dry hits and spitting which can often be associated with using mesh coils, but this is just beautiful!
- Just look at it – look – fwor!!
- The performance just is amazing!
- No fiddling with mesh builds and trying to get enough cotton into them!
- The top cap is really easy to grip so refilling is easy.
- Beautiful quality from top to bottom.
- Great kit contents.
- Average price for a good quality sub ohm tank.
- Many colours and finishes to choose from.
- Excellent instruction leaflet.
- Not a single leak at all.
- The metal drip tip wasn’t for me so I swapped it for one of my own resin ones.
- The coil heads which came with the kit were the same colour as the tank – however looking around I can only find replacement heads in silver – and I can’t see that selling the heads in every colour would be worth doing?
- Takes a while to prime – must be pretty dense cotton wicking in that coil head!
Final Review Verdict
Apart from a drip tip I dislike and the coil head colours which are pretty minor whinges – I love this so much!
I so far am struggling to find any real reason why I would tell someone not to buy the Fireluke Mesh tank! I have only dropped 0.5 on the marks for the metal drip tip!
In my experience you need to get this tank at above 75W to perform to its best – and you will need a mod which can output that. Also with this being a very low resistance – 0.15 ohm – you will need to make sure that the mod you are using it on is safely capable of coping with this. Have a nosey at our Battery Safety and Ohms Law guides if you are unsure.
You will need to let this stand when you first install a new coil as it does take a while for the liquid to flow through.
The only other con I can think of is the coils at the moment are a bit hard to find and are slightly more expensive than I usually pay for sub ohm coils. But this situation may change as more retailers stock the coils and start competing a bit on price.
I am even eyeing up buying myself another that is how much I love this. There is a carbon fibre version with my name on it I think!