I hadn’t heard of this kit before holding the box in my hand, and was surprised to find I was sent a first batch item. For this reason, please note that this may not be exactly the item(s) you receive in the future.
- In the box, you get:
- 1 Marvos S 80W mod
- 1 4.5ml DTL Pod Tank
- 1 0.15 ohm mesh coil
- 1 0.25 ohm mesh coil
- 1 USB charger cable
- 1 User manual
- 1 Warranty card
- 1 Warning card
Small detail, but I hope Freemax continues to package in this manner, the ribbon on the foam protector helps get the mod out of the box, and also makes it easy to get the foam out. All the extra stuff is in a tidy box below, easy to remove with the tab.
- Dimensions 110.2mm x 51.7mm x 25.7mm
- Wattage output 5 – 80W
- Voltage output .7 – 4.2V
- Single 1865 battery
- C type USB charging
- 4.5ml pod capacity
- Bottom fill
- Press fit coil
- Wattage, Smart, and Bypass modes
Let’s start with the pod. It’s plastic – I have not found any specifics on what type- but it’s quite thick and does not look like it would be easy to break. The drip tip is built in, which will be a con to some. The fill port is on the bottom and accessed with a reasonably sized silicon bung. It does not seem terribly sturdy, and I worry it may not last very long. It is meant to be used as a pod, from what I gather, and probably not designed to be as long-lived as a regular tank. Replacements will be available, Freemax says.
So none of this is a huge surprise. What is different is the pod is held into the air flow ring with magnets, while the air flow ring screws into the 510 on the mod.
And that would be interesting, since it would be so easy to pop one pod off, pop another on, if you want a quick flavor change. However, since the AFC ring spins and does not lock, it makes it tricky to tighten the AF to the base. Seems to unscrew well enough, but hard to tell if it’s screwed on right.
The two-sided air flow gives unrestricted air and closes down to fairly restricted, which should suit most DL vapers, but may be just a wee bit airy for some of you.
The MS type coils are, according to Freemax’s site, ‘Better than the best”. I’m not going to say I agree with that, but they are every bit as good as every Freemax coil I’ve tried, and they’ve all been among the best coils I’ve used.
The mod is petite and I really like the aesthetics. The body is made of zinc alloy and vegan leather. The leather looks and feels like regular leather, but with a little cushion. The zinc is so smooth, the finish is perfect, the edges are rounded. It’s really comfy in the hand.
It holds one 18650 battery, and the cap threads are smooth.
The .95” TFT screen on mine is slightly scratched, an issue that likely is a first run problem that I wouldn’t expect to see in later production.
The menu is easy and simple. Five clicks of the power button turns it on and off. Three clicks changes between modes, Power, Smart, and Bypass. +/- adjust the wattage output which adjusts in 1 watt increments and does not round robin. Press + and – and hold to lock/unlock. Press – and power to change the screen color, and you can pick from blue, orange, green, red, and white. The mod I was sent is called yellow, and the orange screen compliments the leather nicely. The power does reset to 50W when you change the battery, so be sure to adjust it before vaping.
My thoughts… I’m not in love with the pod, mainly because of the rather wimpy fill bung. I could be persuaded to be a bit more of a fan when I see what the price of replacements is going to be; if they’re going to be a couple bucks like most replaceable pods, I can live with that. If they edge closer to the price of a cheap tank, I’ll say no thanks. They are super easy to deal with, the coils are great, and the vapor and flavor are better than expected. The air flow is lovely, far better than I’ve found in similar little kits, but I’d like to see a stopper on the ring so it doesn’t free spin like it does.
I love the mod. It’s simple, but beautiful, elegant even. It fits and feels great in the hand, and the +/- buttons are on the side where I’m not constantly hitting them, although they do lock too, so no accidental adjustments.
Thanks, Freemax, for the opportunity to review this kit.