Starre Tank by Freemax
For Sub Ohm tank fans everywhere Shenzhen Freemax Tech Co. Ltd bring you the Starre. Designed to be a truly revolutionary tank system the Starre uses a Dual Vertical Coil designed to provide outstanding performance equivalent to a RDA (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer).
In a market that has lately been flooded with Sub Ohm tanks could the Freemax Starre be the one to beat them all?
The Starre Tank Features:
- Size: 74.8mm length. 22mm diameter.
- Capacity: 5ml.
- Sub Ohm Resistance 0.25/0.5 ohm.
- Working Voltage: 3.0-6.0 volts.
- Working Wattage: 20-100 watts.
- Large wide bore drip tip for increased airflow.
- SUS304 Grade Stainless Steel (Medical Grade) Construction
- Glass Tube made from borosilicate, which is thermally stable, heat resistant and corrosion resistant.
- Dual Vertical Coil Technology (DVC).
- The Freemax coil uses medical grade cotton to achieve better wicking of liquid. They also use USA made coil wire for superb connection and performance.
- Adjustable Airflow Controller with six incremental size air holes.
Recommended Coil Wattage Range:
- 0.5 ohm coil 20-60 watts.
- 0.25 ohm 30-100 watts. Apparently this coil can also be pushed to 150w but is not recommended by Freemax.
The Starre Tank box contains:
- 1x Starre Sub Ohm Tank
- 1x 0.5 ohm coil pre fitted
- 1x 0.25 ohm spare coil
- Spare tank glass
- User manual
Everything comes securely packaged in a hard plastic box with a press fit lid. The spare coil and tank glass can be found on the reverse of the tray which holds the tank.
The user manual is a welcome addition and its nice that some manufacturer’s recognise that sub ohm tanks can be the first natural upgrade for new vapers or even their first tank.
The Starre is a Impressive Looking Tank:
Its certainly quite a large tank but that is perfectly understandable considering it has a 5ml capacity. The large capacity is very useful to vapers like myself that don’t like to find themselves constantly refilling. Everything feels very well made and solid. The glass feels suitable strong and everything fits well. The drip tip is nice and secure with absolutely no wobbling.
The tank is very easy to fill and there is a generous amount of space on either side of the main air tube. Even e-liquid bottles with larger nozzles should not present a problem.
The airflow adjustment works well and as you adjust it you can hear each setting click into place. The ring is covered with smooth studs that make adjusting the air flow simple since with some tanks the airflow ring is often smooth and slippery to the touch. The adjustment ring is neither overly stiff or loose.
The airflow can be set to one of six different settings as well as offering the option to full close it down for user’s who wish to perform primer hits. Half closed down the airflow is similar to a Kanger Subtank but fully opened up and its certainly one of the largest settings for this type of tank.
Having a great deal of options in terms of airflow make this a very attractive tank for a wide variety of users.
So How Does the Freemax Starre Tank perform?
The Freemax Starre performs very well. When using the 0.5 ohm coil 20w is really not enough power and you ideally want a minimum of 30 watts. At 30 watts it is quite flavoursome and a nice cool vape which will appeal to some. Ramp up the wattage to 40 watts and it starts to get a little warmer but is still quite cool overall.
At 50-60 watts the tank truly comes alive and is more than warm enough with lovely flavour. It certainly is not as hot a vape as the Sense Herakles or the Vision MK Tank but it is extremely enjoyable.
The 0.25 ohm coil needs at least of minimum of 30 watts before it starts to hit nicely. At 40-50 watts it will be more than satisfactory for many users since there is good vapour and excellent flavour at this range. 60 watts and higher and the tank becomes much warmer and even more flavoursome. At 100 watts and while it is a very warm vape its nowhere near as hot as some others so is actually quite tolerable.
I must admit I don’t have a device that can go higher than 100 watts and Freemax don’t actually recommend it either. At no point have I experienced any dry hits with the Starre tank.
Flavour is absolutely excellent and the variety of juice I have tried in the Starre Tank has tasted amazing. T-Juice Red Astaire is so very crisp and full of flavour. Manabush Waxahachie is incredible and the full blend of the liquid comes through in this tank. Wick Liquor Deja Vu also tasted exceptional in the Starre.
The vapour production is top notch and on the most open airflow setting it really is quite the cloud maker.
One minor thing to take note of is that juice does tend to pool around the base of the coil and if you don’t wipe the inside of the tank threads before refilling it can end up between the base of the tank and the airflow control.
At most you may get a few very minor drips but if you make sure to clean it you won’t have any issues. I have used this tank solidly for four days now and not once have I experienced any leaking.
Freemax do point out in the manual that when refilling you should make sure the coil is still screwed down properly since unscrewing the tank can apparently loosen it.
I check this whenever I refill and it has not been an issue for me but it is something to be mindful of. I wouldn’t call it a fault since for me it falls under tank use and maintenance.
Coil life has been very good. I have chain vaped the 0.5 ohm coil for four days in a row and it is still going strong. I only used the 0.25 ohm coil for a short duration while reviewing the tank but I had no issues with it at all.
Is the Starre Tank Worth It?
Without a doubt this is a brilliant tank and I can find no fault with it. Flavour is great, vapour production is massive and the airflow itself has numerous options. When you add in the fact that this is 5ml capacity, comes with spare glass and two coils as well as a helpful user manual this tank is really worth purchasing.
This is a very reasonably priced tank especially when you factor in its superb performance.
Is the Freemax Starre the sub ohm tank to rule them all then? Well that depends on the user.
I think its a fantastic tank but then I also really enjoy the Vision MK Tank and the Sense Herakles which are both equally worthy, but certainly out of all three of them I find myself using the Starre the most.
If you are looking for a well machined, large capacity sub ohm tank that is incredibly flavoursome with massive vapour production then the Freemax Starre is for you.
- Well machined
- Large Capacity
- Excellent extras and a good user manual for novices
- Top notch flavour
- Produces a lot of dense clouds
- Can be a slightly cooler vape at high wattages compared to other similar tanks. This could be a pro or a con depending on user preference.
- Good coil life
- Doesn’t leak
- You need to check the coil is secure when refilling