Famovape are relatively new in the game but they are pumping out products from starter kits, Box Mods and tanks in their growing repertoire.
What Can We Expect From the Chillax by Famovape?
The Chillax is a Mouth to Lung (MTL) device that uses tank style tanks which are probably better known for pre-filled CBD vape juice.
It’s a draw-activated vape pod that is quite a small making it a good option for a portable vape. It is constructed of Zinc Alloy and is available in 6 colours.
So, let’s get into this and find out how this little device vapes.
The device was sent to me for the purposes of this review direct from Famovape, thank you, as always will give you my honest opinion. I have been testing this product for a couple of weeks.
In The Box
The Packaging states the following within the box, although I was missing the Warranty card and user manual, although this device is so easy to use, you will not need a user manual:
- 1 x Chill Box (Mod) 450 mAh battery
- 1 x Chill Pill (tank)
- USB cable
- Warranty Card
- User Manual
- Dimensions: 35mm x 14.8mm x 57mm
- Material: Zinc Alloy and Glass
- Internal 450mAh Battery
- Short Circuit Protection/Overheat Protection/Over-charge Protection
- LED Indicator for Variable Voltage: Red – 3.2V; Green – 3.5V; Blue – 3.8V
Design and Build Quality
This is a small stylish design with the zinc alloy construction feeling smooth in the hand. Easily hidden for a stealth setup.
As a starter kit, the Famovape Chillax is aimed at new vapers and uses tanks instead of tanks that can be purchased either refillable or preloaded, mainly with CBD juice.
The build quality of the battery mod is okay, there is a bit of a rattle from the button if you shake it. This becomes a bigger rattle when the tank is in place, its not quite snug in there but it’s not too loose either.
The tank is held in place with a pretty good magnet, a nut screws onto the deck of the tank which is what the magnet holds onto. Don’t lose this as without it, the device is not going to fire, unless you push the tank down firmly while taking a draw.
This is a bit of a flaw in the design, it may have been better to screw the tank into the device.
There is a window on each side of the Chillax for easy visibility of the juice level in the tank.
The tank has a metal drip tip (mouthpiece) which I am personally not a fan of, although you can get replacement drip tips if it bothers you too much.
Fire Button | Airflow
Although the Famovape Chillax is draw activated, the button can be used to fire the device if you press and hold for a couple of seconds or use this to preheat the tank.
The button is mainly used to change the voltage level, 3 clicks will cycle through the 3 different voltage level. The button will also light up when you are taking a pull, and flash red if you are pulling and the battery needs charged.
After each 3 clicks, the button will flash with the corresponding colour to the voltage.
- Red = 3.2v
- Blue = 3.5v
- White = 3.8v
The airflow is positioned on the bottom of the tank. It isn’t the most restrictive airflow, but it is not open enough to get a comfortable lung hit from it. It’s very comparable to a light cigarette.
5 clicks turns the Chillax on, 5 clicks will turn it off.
As the tanks are disposable with no way of changing the physical coil. This makes it easier for new vapers, replacing the tank is simple, take the nut off the deck of the current one, screw it onto your replacement and pop it into the Chillax mod.
Priming the tank is simple, fill it up, leave it for 5 to ten minutes and then it’s ready, more on filling below.
How Does The Famovape Chillax Perform?
First, let’s take a quick look at how to fill and install/change the tank.
One thing to note before we go into the tanks and flavour. If you are one of the many Mouth to Lung Vapers (MTL) vapers (more on what that is here) that practically use up 10 seconds or more taking your pull, you may be disappointed to find the device stops firing after 4 seconds.
This is more than likely a safety precaution but can be quite irritating in the middle of a pull.
How To Change The Famovape Chillax tank
Replacing the tank couldn’t be simpler:
- Simply pull out the tank from the mod
- Unscrew the nut from the deck of old tank
- Screw the nut onto the new tank
- Pop back into mod
That’s it, once filled and primed for 5 to 10 minutes, you are good to go.
How to fill the Famovape Chillax
It is very simple:
- Unscrew the Drip Tip (mouthpiece) from the tank.
- Make sure you have closed the juice flow otherwise you risk flooding.
- Fill along the side of the tank chimney, there isn’t a lot of room, so try not to use a big bottle.
- Do not fill juice into the central hole and this goes directly to the coil and will cause severe flooding.
- Screw the drip tip back into place and leave to stand for 5 to 10 minutes before vaping to allow the e-liquid to soak through to the coil.
Flavour and Vapour Production
This was a bit of a strange one, I use the same juices in all reviews to keep the scoring consistent.
I also added Hope CBD Blueberry burst to the mix. All juice was tried on all three voltage levels.
With the Pure mist, which contains standard nicotine, I didn’t pick up any flavour whatsoever of the juice. B&L is a subtle tobacco flavour liquid and this was basically like breathing air. 0 out of 10.
The Vampire Vape Pinkman, which is a nic salt juice, did give me flavour, not mouthwatering but quite subtle. This was still a nice vape though that I was content on carrying on with for a few refills. 5 out of 10.
The flavour from the Excision Harambe was also subtle, not anything spectacular but I have to admit, I was impressed that the tank, with its small flow holes did manage the 70/30 juice OK, no dry hits even when chaining it. 4 out of 10.
The Hope CBD was the start for the Famovape Chillax, nice flavour, not too mild and not overpowering, just a nice CBD vape. 6 out of 10.
Vapour production is not going to hot box any rooms, this is a mouth to lung (MTL) device so we wouldn’t be expecting it too.
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Two weeks on of quite constant use, with a number of juice changes (always reverting back to the CBD or Nic Salt) the tank is still going strong with absolutely no sign of a burnt taste at all.
As with all reviews I am not using overly sweet juice which will have an impact on the colouring and clogging of the tank.
Airflow | Draw
As mentioned earlier, the airflow is not the most restrictive, I’ll keep using Marlboro as my comparison, this would be comparable to a Marlboro light.
Juice consumption is thrifty, I was surprised how long the 1ml of juice was lasting, I initially thought I was going to be filling it every ten minutes, but I was getting an hour of chaining out of the tank before having to refill.
The Famovape Chillax does not produce the greatest amount of vapour production for a MTL device, it’s not absolutely terrible but the limited vapour could attribute to the lack of flavour with some juice.
The 450 mAh Blackcell battery under a full charge should last you a full day, I was getting about 5 hours from constant chain vaping, this is very impressive for such a small device.
Charging the battery couldn’t be simpler, plug in the Micro USB cable into the base (the button will flash while charging) and walk away.
You can use the device while charging, but I really would not recommend this with any vape device. To get the battery fully charged will only take a couple of hours.
- Stylish Design
- Easy to use
- Fits in any pocket
- Excellent Battery Life
- Poor Flavour performance
- 4 second cut off
- tank Rattle
Final Review Verdict
This was a strange one for me, I was very excited when I first received the Famovape Chillax, such a small device, very stealthy.
It is easy to swap the tanks but they are not the cheapest option out there. The rattle didn’t even bother me that much.
Ease of use and flavour are what a new vaper will be looking for, the Chillax has the ease of use nailed down tight, no question, the flavour though just doesn’t cut it for me.
Used as purely a CBD delivery system, it squeaks by, but for a nicotine vape, I honestly believe a new vaper will be back on the stinkies in a couple of days.
This is not for the hardened vaper out there, unless they like collecting small cute devices for their collection, they will not get on with lack of flavour or the 4 second cutoff.
Not the most Chillaxing experience out there.
Have you used the Chillax? Let us know what you thought in the comments below.