Freemax Introduce Their First Ceramic Coil With The Scylla Tank

Shenzhen Freemax have built a stellar reputation for themselves since the release of the Freemax Starre last year, considered by many at the time as the top sub ohm tank.

They followed this up recently with the release of the outstanding Freemax Starre Pro, a tank primarily aimed at temperature control users but also performed superbly well with non temperature control coils.

Their latest release is the Freemax Scylla, one of the first tanks to include a coil featuring the brand new ceramic coil technology, let’s see how this new technology holds up!Freeman Scylla Review

Kit Contents

  • One Scylla Sub-Ohm Tank
  • One 0.3 ohm Food Grade Ceramic Coil (pre-installed)
  • One RTA Base
  • Additional Glass Tank Section
  • Additional O-Rings and Screws

Key Features

  • 22mm Diameter
  • Top Fill Design
  • 20 – 160W Range
  • 4ml Capacity
  • Anti Leak / Spit Back Design
  • Clean Flavor Reproduction
  • Incredible Durability
  • Food Grade Ceramic Coil
  • Lasts 3 to 5 Times Longer Than Traditional Coils
  • Rapid Wicking
  • Additional Coil Options (sold separately) 
0.5 ohm Clapton Coil
 20 to 50W
 – 0.15 ohm Ni200 Nickel Coil
  • Dual Adjustable Airflow
  • 
Non Threaded – 
Locking Rail
 / Twist and Remove
 / O-Ring and Plug Sealed
  • Innovative RTA Build Deck – 
Dual Stacked Posts / 
Built for Stacked Horizontal Coils / 
Philips Screws for Top Slot
 / Flat Head for Middle Slot
  • High Quality Stainless Steel
  • High Grade Glass
  • Stealth Delrin Drip Tip

Freemax Scylla Build Quality & Design

The Freemax Scylla is manufactured from food grade stainless steel and Pyrex glass, with the coils themselves manufactured from food grade ceramic for the cleanest possible flavor. Looks wise it’s a real nice and sleek looking tank, and the 22mm diameter means it sits flush.Freeman Scylla Review

Top Fill

Freeman Scylla ReviewThe Scylla is top filled and it’s quick and easy to do so, simply twist the top cap counter clockwise and lift it off to expose the fill ports. Make sure you twist it clockwise once you have done so to lock it back in and prevent leaks!

On the top cap the removable drip tip is present, which has a stainless steel outer and delrin inner to protect against heat.

At the base of the tank is the massive dual adjustable cyclops airflow, possibly the biggest airflow you will ever see!

Coil Replacement

To replace a coil you will need to unscrew the tank from the base, with no e liquid in the tank to guard against leaks.

Build quality overall is really solid and the tank can be disassembled to clean, which is a bonus.

How Does The Scylla Perform?

0.3Ohm Ceramic Coil

Pre installed with the Scylla is the new 0.3ohm ceramic coil, designed to be run from 20w to an extraordinary 160w! Coil lifespan is increased over traditional kanthal coils as well, with the lifespan quoted at three times longer.

The excellent feature of this coil is that even when I run it over 100w, the vapor stayed smooth and not as hot a vape as what I would expect it to be. You need to push some serious power through this coil, as I found it didn’t even really get going until around 60w, and my preferred spot was 80-90w.

The flavor and vapor are truly outstanding though, a cut above many other tanks out there in a crowded marketplace.

RBA Deck

Freeman Scylla ReviewThere’s also an RBA deck included which comes with a single coil build inside, you only need to wick it. It has a 0.5ohm build that doesn’t quite provide the same fireworks as the 0.3ohm ceramic coil does, however it still provides flavor and vapor that many other sub ohm tanks can’t compete with.

You can obviously put your own build and dual stacked vertical coil set ups are supported!

Airflow

Freemax also provide outstanding airflow with their tanks and the Scylla sports absolutely massive airflow, bigger than most tanks around, with two giant cyclops airflow slots on either side that have 8 different adjustable airflow options.

Each option clicks into place smoothly and audibly and stays where it is. This is one of the best airflow control rings I’ve experienced yet.Freeman Scylla Review

Capacity is 4ml and this does get drained in no time at all!

This tank is seriously thirsty but when you consider that wattage this tank is designed for, that comes as no surprise.

What I Like

A hallmark for releases from Shenzhen Freemax is superb flavor and massive cloud production, and the Freemax Scylla is not only the best Freemax tank at providing both of these, but arguably the best sub ohm tank yet.

Coming back to this review and time tells that this company can still make superb tanks. Check out the Freemax Mesh Pro for one of the best stock coil tanks currently on the market.

The included ceramic coil not only provides excellent flavor and vapor production, but the lifespan is superb and it also wicks e juice of any mix ratio incredibly quickly.

The ceramic coil can be run to a massive 160w which makes it the most powerful sub ohm tank to date! I like that the vape stays smooth and not harsh even at high wattage.

The airflow control ring is absolutely massive and works like a dream, there’s huge airflow options!

You can fully strip down the Freemax Scylla in order to clean it, and if you break the glass a spare is included with the kit. The build quality of this tank overall is excellent and up there with the best. It’s very robust.

Although it’s not perfect the top refill system has been refined further to make it more user friendly.

What I Dislike

One thing that did slightly annoy me about the Freemax Scylla was that if you closed the top cap after refilling and forgot to turn the cap slightly clockwise until you hear a click, you will find that your juice gets dumped out of your tank very quickly indeed!

You do need some serious power to get the best out of this tank if you use the ceramic coil. In my opinion things don’t really get going until around 60w, and you need to be pushing upwards of 80w to get the best from the ceramic coil, which isn’t going to be for everyone.

Also if you are vaping at high power, as this tank is intended, then the Freemax Scylla gets extremely hot, in some instances too hot to touch. Just be wary of this!

Final Freemax Scylla Review Verdict

If you vape at high power, then the Scylla is definitely the tank for you! This is one of the absolute best performers out there for high wattage sub ohm tanks, with arguably the best flavor yet from the included ceramic coils and absolutely gob smacking vapour production.

It does cater for those who don’t enjoy high power vaping, with the inclusion of the RBA coil which opens up a world of different possibilities. There are very few negatives with this tank but a whole load of positives.

This is the best sub ohm tank I’ve experienced in 2016, and one of the very best overall yet!

Pro’s

  • Excellent build quality
  • Massive Vapor production
  • Excellent flavor
  • Ceramic coil can be run upto 160W and still produces a smooth vape at higher wattage

Con’s

  • Recommended to have a vape mod that can handle 80W of power to get the best results
  • Can get very hot at high at the higher power settings
  • Thirsty tank but to be expected with the high power needed to operate
REVIEW OVERVIEW
Build Quality
Flavour
Vapour Volume
Recommended
Been vaping full time for three and a half years, started on cigalikes for a fair while then curiosity got the better of me and I moved onto an ego/ce5 set up after, a month or two later I was seeing people walking around with these interesting shiny tubes and I thought 'I gotta get one of those'. Before I knew it a trip down to my local B&M got me my first VW mod, an Innokin SVD, paired with an iClear 30, and I was hooked. Soon after that I was jumping to VW mods both box and tube shaped, before I then made the jump to rebuilding and thus sub ohming, with my first RDA and mech mod. These days I'm still preferring mechanical mods, but using VW mods with both RDA's and tanks alike whilst on the move, most importantly I am still loving vaping!

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