Introduction – Starre Pure Tank by Freemax

The latest sub ohm tank from Shenzhen Freemax Co, the Freemax Starre Pure. This tank features ceramic walled coils that promise to provide pure flavour, hence the name of the tank.

They will also outlast traditional coil heads with a phenomenal life of 80-100 refills or 60,000 puffs!Freemax Starre Pure review

Given how good previous Freemax tanks have been, the Freemax Starre Pure shapes up to be the complete package.

You have a 4ml capacity, with top filling and cavernous top airflow, and Freemax state that the
new top airflow design makes the Freemax Starre Pure a totally leakproof tank.

Combined with the stated lifespan of the coil heads, we could have a new king of the sub ohm tanks on our hands, so let’s get on and see how it performs!

Kit Contents

  • 1 x Freemax Starre Pure tank
  • 1 x 0.25ohm coil
  • 1 x 0.5ohm coil
  • 1 x Replacement Borosilicate Glass tank
  • 7 x Spare O-Rings
  • 1 x Instruction Manual

Key Features

  • 25mm width x 65mm height
  • 4ml juice capacity
  • Top airflow
  • Top filling
  • Designed to be leakproof
  • Food grade stainless steel construction
  • Thick borosilicate glass tank section
  • Stainless steel drip tip with teflon insulated interior
  • CCC stock coil heads with ceramic outer, rated for 80-100 refills or 60,000 puffs

Build Quality

The first thing you may notice when holding the Freemax Starre Pure in your hand is just how big this tank is.

It’s 25mm wide with a height of 65mm (excluding the drip tip and 510 connector), which means you need a pretty big vape mod for it to sit on otherwise it will look pretty ridiculous!freemax starre pure drip tip

It feels absolutely rock solid though. I’d hedge my bets like previous Freemax tanks the Pure will outlast many other sub ohm tanks in the same price bracket.

Refilling is done via top fill, like the Scylla and Freemax Starre Pro, however this time around no juice flow control is present.freemax starre pure topfill

Due to the newly designed chimney and top airflow, these both make the Freemax Starre Pure leak-proof therefore there is no need for a juice flow control system.

The large chimney does impact on the capacity of the tank however. Tanks of this size usually have quite large capacities. The Pure is restricted to 4ml.

Changing The Coil / Drip Tip Heat Insulation

To change a coil over you simply unscrew the tank section from the base of the tank. This can be done with a full tank of juice.

The coil should unscrew easily, and you can pop a new one in without any fuss at all.freemax starre pure tank

I do like the Teflon lined drip tip on the Freemax Starre Pure. This has a stainless steel casing but the Teflon really does reduce the amount of heat coming up the drip tip.

In fact, I didn’t notice the drip tip get warm at all, which is great if you like to push a lot of power through this tank.

Airflow

Top airflow is found on the Starre Pure, with two giant airflow slots at the top of the
tank. The buttery smooth airflow control allows you to set your desired airflow setting easily.

As with any Freemax tank, you can get huge vapour with ease, thanks to the sheer size of the airflow!freemax starre pure parts

Freemax made the move to top airflow to eliminate leaking from the tank, and the air
gets drawn down through these slots, under the coil and back up again, without any negative impact on flavour or vapour.

How Does The Freemax Starre Pure Perform?

0.25 Ohm Coil

Firstly, I looked at the 0.25 ohm coil as this is already installed with the Freemax Starre Pure.

It needed 45w to start producing any sort of recognizable flavour and vapour.

Bumping it up to 70w warmed the vape right up and some fantastic flavour was produced.

The clouds on the other hand were tremendous, with the airflow cranked wide open the Freemax Starre Pure was chucking out room filling levels of vapour. Certainly very impressive for a top airflow tank.

I managed to push this coil up to 100w before it got too hot for myself, however the coil
head definitely wasn’t struggling.

0.5 Ohm Coil

Next up, the 0.5ohm coil went in. I’ve found this to be better for flavour than the 0.25ohm
coil, but not on the same level when it comes to clouds.

This provides an excellent vape at 50w and if you prefer flavour chasing over cloud chasing, the 0.5ohm coil will be a better choice for you.

It’s a top tank when it comes to wicking juice. I tested up to 100% VG in the Freemax Starre Pure without any dry hits, but it does get through juice quickly especially when using the 0.25ohm coil above 50 watts.

I can’t yet comment on Freemax’s big claims regarding the lifespan of these coils.

I haven’t counted how many times I have refilled the tank or puffed on it. However, both of the coils are still going strong with over a week and a half’s heavy usage.

Many other coils for other sub ohm tanks would have burned out with the same sort of usage, so Freemax are definitely doing something right here!

What I Liked

The flavour from this tank is absolutely phenomenal, this really is amazingly pure and smooth flavour.

I would go as far as saying the Freemax Starre Pure provides, for me, some of the best flavour available from a sub ohm tank yet.

The leakproof design works perfectly and to date, I’ve not had a single bit of juice leak from the Starre Pure yet.

The airflow is incredible, the Pure sports some of the largest airflow seen on a
tank, and the clouds this tank is capable of providing are massive.

Coil lifespan is great. You get a lot of mileage out of the stock coil heads compared to many
other sub ohm tanks.

What I Didn’t Like

The size of the Freemax Starre Pure wasn’t to my own tastes. This is a big old tank that will look out of place unless you use it on a suitably sized box mod.

These days I’m more of a fan of the smaller, low profile atomisers.

The 4ml capacity is pretty small for a tank of this size, however this is down to the leak-proof design of the chimney, so this is unfortunately unavoidable!

I’ve read reports elsewhere that this tank doesn’t get hot during heavy use. For me that simply isn’t the case. The tank can get pretty warm if you use it heavily, however the drip tip does a great job at stopping your lips from getting hot or burnt.

Final Review Verdict

Freemax have done it again and produced a sub ohm tank that is among the absolute best out there in terms of performance and build quality.

I’d go as far as saying this is now my favourite sub ohm tank yet, I’m that impressed with the smooth and flavourful vape from this tank and the huge clouds of vapour it is capable of providing.

It’s leak-proof as well which is fantastic, and its one of the better built sub ohm tanks out there.

Combine this with some of the best performance around, and you have a sub ohm tank well worth your investment. This is one of the best available.

Pros

  • Phenomenal flavour
  • Massive airflow
  • Solid build quality
  • Leak-proof
  • Easy to switch coils
  • Excellent coil lifespan
  • Easy to use top filling
  • Insulated drip tip helps keep heat away from your lips

Cons

  • This tank is huge!
  • 4ml capacity is small for a tank of this size
  • Gets hot with heavy use
  • 0.5ohm coil has pretty weak vapour production

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REVIEW OVERVIEW
Build Quality
Design
Ease of Use
Clouds (0.25 Ohm Coil)
Flavour (0.5 Ohm Coil)
Likelihood Of Replacing If Lost Or Damaged (Mod)
Jonny
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4 COMMENTS

  1. Heya Johnny, I’m about to buy a Smok Alien and have been looking for a great flavour tank, seems this is the go to tank at the moment? So many conflicting stories and reviews and “best of 2016” its all so much -_-

    Looking at this one, Uwell Crown 2 (Although I’ve heard it has bad replacement coils?) and the Sense Herakles Plus, I think I’m liking the FreeMax Starre Pure the most though so I think I’ll be getting that one, what do you think?

    • Hey Ricky,

      Yeah can be confusing for sure! lots of choice.

      First up, good choice with the SMOK Alien mod! Mike (one of our reviewers) absolutely loved this mod. And he has a lot of vape gear! ha

      As for a tank. I definitely think the Starre Pure is the one to look at. Our guy Ratamahatta who reviewed this has been through more tank than most and he rated this as one of his best for flavour.

      Be sure to pop back and let us know how you get on. Would love to hear how you get on with both if you decide to go for them!

      Cheers

      Jonny

      • Heya Jonny!

        Thanks for the info! I’ve actually changed my mind to get the XCube Ultra instead, as I like the whole App Integration instead of fiddling around with the menu buttons. I also like the look of the Cube more too. (And I’m a sucker for LED’s) ! Afaik though it’s very similar to the Alien anyhow.

        But yes, Looks like i’ll be grabbing the Starre Pure, i’ll also have the TFV8 Baby Beast as there’s packages with the XCube Ultra for a bit cheaper 😀 So very excited to get them both! I’m just using a Joyetech eGo AiO atm, it’s a good starter kit, but I’m ready to mix it with the big boys now 😛

        • haha.. Can’t go wrong with that either and the TFV8 Baby, while it’s thirsty, is a great little tank. I use one on special occassions! ha

          Let me know how you get on with the X Cube Ultra! Be great to hear.

          Cheers

          Jonny

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