Introduction – The Manto X Mesh 228W Kit by Rincoe

Designed and created by our China based friends Rincoe Technology Ltd, The Manto X Mesh 228W Kit is a small dual battery mod that is topped off with the Metis Mix Mesh tank.

Rincoe Manto X header

Rincoe is a very young manufacturer having only made their debut earlier this year (2018) I am reliably informed they are a breakaway from Smoant , they already have several other good kits under their belts, Neso Pod System, Manto Mini RDA Kit, Manto 228 TC Kit and just before Christmas we reviewed their Ceto Pod System.

So what do we think of the Manto X Mesh Kit? Let’s find out with a close look……………

This Kit was sent to us for the purpose of review. As always my thoughts and views are my own.

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In The Box

  • 1 x Manto X Mod
  • 1 x Metis Mix Tank
  • 4 x Replacement O-rings
  • 1 x USB Charging Cable
  • 2 x User Manual
  • 1 x Warranty Card
  • 1 x Certificate CardRincoe Manto X full box

Main Specs/Features

Manto X Mod

  • Size: 75mm x 40mm x 37mm
  • Colours: red, blue, black, grey
  • Zinc alloy chassis
  • Baked finish
  • Large OLED display
  • Operating modes: VW/ TC (Ni200, Ti, SS)/TCR
  • Output: 1- 228W
  • Battery: 2 x 18650 batteries (Not Included)
  • Max output current: 50A

Metis Mix Tank

  • Size: 25mm x 41.3mm
  • 510 threaded connection
  • Tank capacity: 6.0ml
  • Top fill
  • Bottom adjustable airflow
  • Pre installed: Single 0.15ohm (40- 70W)
  • Colours: Black, SS

Design and Build Quality

The Rincoe Manto X Kit comes presented rather nicely in a card box with a foam tray inlay; this kit doesn’t have many extras with it.Rincoe Manto X foam

Metis Mix Tank

Made of stainless steel Pyrex and Resin, the tank dismantles into 7 parts including the coil for easy cleaning.Rincoe Manto X bitsThe tank is top fill and its sizing is approx 41mm high with a diameter of 25mm, all threads for this tank are well done, the tank itself is sturdy with a great quality feel and the design, while a basic stock tank, has been put together well.Rincoe Manto X metis mix

Base and Airflow Control Ring

The base houses the coil which is simply screwed in.Rincoe Manto X AFYou have a stopper ring to seat your glass, and the base shows all the relevant info.Rincoe Manto X infoThe airflow (AF) is a dual cylon type, the connection pin is gold plated and the 510 threading is well turned.Rincoe Manto X baseThe AFC ring is removable and is held in position by 2 O’Rings, it has a notched design to help you turn the AFC.Rincoe Manto X AFC

Coil and Glass Tank

The tank is pre installed with a Kanthal 0.15Ω single mesh coil (40- 70W).Rincoe Manto X coil

The coil is very large and acts like the chimney for the tank, you only get one coil with the kit which I found rather strange and perplexing!

Other coils are available for separate purchase

  • Dual 0.2ohm (60- 90W)
  • Triple 0.15ohm (80- 110W)
  • Quadruple 0.15ohm (130- 180W)

The glass tank is made of Pyrex and has a 6ml liquid capacity once the tank is together, only one is supplied.Rincoe Manto X pyrex

Fill Port, Top Cap and Mouth Piece

The fill port has 2 long kidney shaped fill ports the underside edging is surrounded by a stopper ring for the glass to sit on, one side of the fill port has male threading to screw into the coil with a small O-ring as a stopper.Rincoe Manto X thread coilThe side of the port has female threading for the top cap.Rincoe Manto Xthread FP The top cap screws into the fill port and features 2 O-rings to prevent leaks. The outside of the top cap has a notched design to help removal for filling.Rincoe Manto X thread TC FPAn O-ring has been embedded for a standard 810 drip tip.Rincoe Manto X TC

The supplied 810 drip tip is made of resin and is the type with O-rings on the shaft.Rincoe Manto X DT

Manto X Mod

The mod is made of zinc alloy with what Rincoe describe as a baked finish, my unit is full black with a high gloss finish, the mod stands 75mm tall.Rincoe Manto X face Rincoe state this is the smallest dual battery mod on the market. No disrespect Rincoe but there are several dual battery mods that are smaller or are the exact same size! However if I was to make a comparison to me the Manto X has the similar appearance in shape to that of the Wismec RX2/3 in 2 battery mode.

The device has a hinged door and slide switch both of which operate fine, the usual info can be found on the door.Rincoe Manto X doorRincoe Manto X openThe Oled screen is bright and easy to read.Rincoe Manto X power All the normal information one would expect to see, above the screen the Manto X has a large fire button and 2 triangular adjustment buttons sat below.

Balanced charging can be done via the micro USB port, 2 amp charge is supported with the right adaptor. However, as always, I recommend charging dual batteries via a standalone charger.

Battery venting and board cooling is handled by 4 slots each side at the top of the device.Rincoe Manto X sideThe connection point has a gold plated spring loaded connection pin and well turned SS threading.Rincoe Manto X thread The device will fire from 1 to 228 watts and supports 4 modes: VW, TC, Bypass and TCR.

The mod has good quality to it and is comfortable in the hand the design is good.Rincoe Manto X tog

Quick Start Guide to Using the Kit

Metis Mix Tank

Before changing the coil for this tank you will have to empty all e-liquid!

  • Pre wick the coil well before first use
  • Screw the coil into the base/cup
  • Reassemble the tank and fillRincoe Manto X fill
  • Screw the tank on to the mod
  • Let the tank rest for a few minutes so the cotton can soak up more e-liquid

Manto X Mod basic menu guide

Place 2×18650 cells into the device noting correct polarity.Rincoe Manto X battsRincoe Manto X - +

  • Tap the fire button x5 for on/off
  • Tap the fire button x3 to scroll the wire/mode options
  • To lock/unlock the device hold the +/-
  • To change the wattage in TC hold the fire button + down adjustment button

The Rincoe Manto X has 5 types of protections for safer vaping.

How does the Rincoe Manto X Mesh 228W Kit Perform?

I was very disappointed that the only coil that Rincoe supplied with the kit blew after only 2 days!

I’m unsure if that it was dumb luck or just a duff coil, so I will complete this review with my Black Drop Dead RDA with a pair of flat 24g SS316L coils that are 0.15Ω and DR Frost “Candy Cane”.Rincoe Manto X liquid b

I must say the vapour quality and flavour I got from the Metis Mix tank while I only used it for those 2 days, was very good when vaped at 60w. The airflow was quite swooshy for a stock tank and I had no problem filling my office with lots of vapour LOL.Rincoe Manto X liquid a

With my Drop Dead attached:-

40 to 75W

In 5W increments I took the Manto X through to 75W, the mod performed perfectly, although during my test I did detect a fair bit of heat transfer from my RDA while chain vaping, which was not unexpected.Rincoe Manto X rda

TC

Testing at my normal 420f at 50W the vape was fine if a little cool for me, so I wacked the wattage up to 60W staying at 420f resulted in the perfect temp for me.Rincoe Manto X TC on

Battery life

In both Power and TC modes the 2 18650 batteries lasted me around 5hrs of normal use.

Burn Tests in TC

With fresh cotton in my Drop Dead RDA for both tests, I set the Manto X at 420f 50W.Rincoe Manto X TC close

Dry test – 5 quick presses of the fire button, result was slight almost invisible yellowing to the cotton.Rincoe Manto X dry

Damp test – tooting the RDA until the cotton was dry, the result was no discernible change to the cotton.Rincoe Manto X damp

Coils for the Metis Tank

While I quite like the Metis tank for its size, weight and functionality, I was put off after looking for replacement coils! They are not available in the UK yet and quite expensive by US prices.Rincoe Manto X VW close

Pros

  • Both tank and mod are good quality and design
  • Good flavour and vapour quality from the Metis tank
  • Manto X functions well in all modes
  • Comfortable in the hand
  • Prices vary from $40 to $60 for the kit, shop wisely

Cons

  • No spare coil
  • No spare glass
  • Packs of coils range from $14 to $20 for 3 and 5 coils at the time of writing

Final Review Verdict

I was quite disappointed with only having one coil to use with the tank and no spare! I don’t feel I was able to give the tank the attention it deserved because of it blowing on me after only 2 days of use!

Aside from that the Rincoe Manto X mod is great, the battery life is good and while I couldn’t test it properly with the tank, the RDA attached functioned very well. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and it seems a lot of manufactures are copying the style of the Wismec RX range due to the comfortable shape.

The Manto X mod reminds me of the RX2/3 to look at but it’s not the same. The Manto X has a faster ramp up and down time, it’s slightly smaller than the RX2/3 and features a more simplified menu system that is very easy to operate.

Would I buy the Rincoe Manto X kit again due to loss or damage? Given the problem with the coil I experienced I’d be tempted to replace the Manto X 228 mod, but not the Metis tank.

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REVIEW OVERVIEW
quality of whole kit
9
design of whole kit
9
easy of use
10
vape production
10
flavour production
8
battery life
9
cost of coils
3
cost of kit
9
Kevin Jeffrey
Hi my name is Kevin, I started vaping back in 2009 mainly because my little boy at 3 years old was starting to copy the way daddy smoked a cigarette! In these past years I have gained a fair amount of experience with different types of vaping hardware, I am not an expert by any means I'm just a normal guy who has made a hobby from vaping! Being disabled, vaping has given me a gateway to meeting people from all different walks of life, many of those I would not have met under other circumstances. The way I look at my reviews is, if I can convince just one person to give up the stinky’s my job is done. I class myself as a tinkerer as I like to take things apart to see how they work and put them back together, yes that includes e-cigarette mods! One day I would like to be able to design my own mod. I am a dedicated father, and husband to my sweetheart of nearly 30 years! Family to me comes before anything else.

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