Aspire Zero G

Aspire Zero G

Aspire Zero G – review

Today I will tell you about the Zero G Kit manufactured by Aspire in collaboration with the Italian company NoName, a collaboration that has already given life in the recent past to the Paradox mod and the 9th tank. Although the product subject of today’s review has been on the market for a few months already, The Flavourist team considered it appropriate to present it here on the blog pages, because in all likelihood it is a device worthy of attention, if only because the collaboration between one of the world giants in the vape sector with one of the most prestigious Italian high-end companies, certainly cannot go unnoticed.

Before starting with our review, let’s look at the main features of the product and the contents of the package as always.

ASPIRE ZERO G FEATURES AND BOX

FEATURES

  • Name: Zero G (Aspire – NoName)
  • Format: AIO Mod with 1500 mAh integrated battery
  • Max Power: 40 W
  • Colors:  Black, Stainless Steel
  • Price: ~ € 90

BOX

  • 1 x Aspire Zero G Pod Device
  • 1 x Aspire Zero G 2ml Replacement Pod
  • 1 x Aspire Zero G RBA Deck
  • 1 x Aspire Zero G RBA Chamber
  • 1 x Aspire Zero G 510 Adapter
  • 2 x Replacement RBA Positive Pins
  • 1 x Aspire AVP Pro 0.65 Ohm Mesh Coil
  • 1 x Aspire AVP Pro 1.15 Ohm Coil
  • 1 x Coil Removal Tool
  • 1 x Screwdriver
  • 1 x USB Type-C Cable
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Replacement Set Of O-Ring

Aspire Zero G packaging

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY

The collaboration between Aspire and NoName Mods has given life to a product that from the first impact appears flawless: perfect construction and superb aesthetics. Aspire Zero G is a compact device with a minimal, modern and incredibly elegant style. Zero G is built in stainless steel with Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) inserts and has a well-kept design as well as a first-class workmanship.

Aspire Zero G pod colori disponibili

The tube shape, the very good oval fire button with the rubberized texture that surrounds it to facilitate its grip, are just some of the most appreciable features of this product. There really is nothing more to add.

ERGONOMICS AND PORTABILITY

Due to its characteristics (which we will see very soon) and its size, the Aspire Zero G is a vape system for any type of vape, from the less experienced to the long-term vapers. The mod is just 107mm tall, has a diameter of 26mm and a total weight of around 135 grams.

Aspire Zero G contenuto confezione

It is easy to see how the Aspire Zero G makes handling and portability one of its strongest points. Ergonomics is also excellent, facilitated by the classic tube shape and rubberized textures that facilitate and always make the grip solid and safe. It is a pleasure to hold this device in your hand!

Aspire Zero G in mano

ASPIRE ZERO G FUNCTIONS AND PERFORMANCES

Aspire Zero G is a very simple device to use: no display, nor the possibility to modify functions and settings of vaping; the user has simply to use a fire button to vape (five clicks to switch on/off), adjusting the power using a ring (potentiometer) at the bottom, which is very reminiscent of the settings of reflex cameras. A choice with a very intriguing and effective vintage style. Finally, on the device there is also an airflow control made directly on the upper part of the tube, which must be rotated to establish the preferred opening of the three airflow slots.

Aspire Zero G pod kit con batteria 1500 mAh

The battery of this device is integrated with 1500 mAh, not bad for a device designed essentially for MTL or for a restricted flavor chasing, and which in any case cannot exceed 40 watts. To be honest though, I would have preferred a larger battery capacity even at the expense of a greater mod height, to ensure the device last for a whole day of vaping before needing to be recharged. In any case, the presence of a 1A USB type-C socket allows this device to recharge relatively quickly even if not among the fastest on the market (about 70-80 minutes for a full charge).

Aspire Zero G contatti e magneti della batteria

A small luminous LED on the upper part of the fire button indicates the battery charge level:

  • Green Light: battery between 100-50% (> 3.8V);
  • Blue Light: battery between 50-20% (3.5-3.8V;
  • Red Light: battery between 20-0% (<3.5V).

Aspire Zero G regolazione dei watt

Finally, this device does not lack the most classic protection functions that all the most common vape systems are now equipped with, from short circuit protection, through low voltage protection and continuing with the canonical protections for too high or too low charge.

Aspire Zero G adattatore

EASE OF USE

There is very little to say about the ease of use of the Aspire Zero G as this device, as just seen, is only equipped with a power button and the possibility to easily adjust the delivery power and the airflow. In addition, on the Zero G it is easier than ever to operate on the pod, both as regards its insertion on the mod (magnetic coupling), and for the e-liquid refill that is carried out from bottom by lifting the black silicone cap.

The only slightly more complex operation relating to the Aspire Zero G concerns the removal of the coil from the pod/tank, an operation that requires the use of the appropriate removal tool (in the package) necessary to unscrew the base of the tank and to extract the coil.

Aspire Zero G particolare pulsante attivazione

ASPIRE ZERO G POD-TANK and AROMA

In the equipment of the Aspire Zero G kit there is a pod-tank (capacity of 2 ml in the TPD version and of 3.5 ml in the standard version) and two coils, the Aspire AVP Pro 0.65 ohm mesh coil and the Aspire AVP Pro 1.15 ohm coil. Both coils are designed for MTL vape, the 0.65 coil in a recommended range between 15 and 18 watts, the 1.15 ohm coil in a vaping range between 10 and 16 watts ; with the Aspire Pro 0.65 ohm you can still safely vape in restricted flavor chasing, also using the specific short drip tip with a larger hole. For a pure MTL vape there is a second ultem drip tip, taller than the first one and with a smaller hole.

Aspire Zero G pod con drip tip per MTL

In addition to the two coils, Aspire has also made available to more experienced vapers an RBA base that transforms the kit in all respects into a tube with adjustable wattage and with a real RTA atomizer. The e-liquid refill is carried out from bottom by lifting the black silicone cap on the base of the tank. The presence of a ultem section allows to check the quantity of e-liquid inside the tank.

I tried and tested the Aspire Zero G first using the two coils supplied and finally experimenting with its rebuildable base to verify its value, especially when dealing with organic tobacco e-juices. Both AVP Pro coils confirmed the good I have always had the opportunity to think and say about Aspire coils in general; the aromatic performances of these two coils are in my opinion absolutely satisfactory both for lovers of flavor chasing (AVP Pro 0.65 Ohm Mesh Coil), and for those who prefer a more restricted draw (AVP Pro 1.15 Ohm Coil).

Aspire Zero G pod con drip tip da flavour chasing

But the real surprise concerns the RBA base, which in its simplicity (do not forget that there is still the possibility to change the 510 pin under the coil to change the airflow) has been able to give me full aromatic satisfaction with all the tobacco e-juices I tried. I made (without any kind of problem for coiling and wicking) a simple Kanthal A1 28 AWG coil for about a 1.00 ohm on a 2.5 mm tip and I was favorably impressed by the aromatic capabilities of its small vape chamber.

Specifically, here is a report on the tests made with three e-liquids manufactured by Officine Svapo in collaboration with our team.

Aspire Zero G base rigenerabile

Test with e-liquid “Poncho” by Officine Svapo and The Flavourist

In the test with the e-liquid Poncho, which I remember being an organic extract of Verona Tobacco, the Vertex showed off a high level aromatic performance, managing to show all the qualities of this rare tobacco, accentuating its roundness and scents. vegetables and its freshness. A very pleasant vape with tobacco notes that emerge on the palate with great softness but at the same time with unexpected incisiveness.

Test with e-liquid “Il Monco” by Officine Svapo and The Flavourist

The second of the three liquids in Officine Svapo’s “Italian Western Collection” line was Il Monco, a very complex and structured blend of Syrian Latakia, Tobacco from Verona and Kentucky from Benevento, which rightfully falls into the category of dark blends. The aromatic yield of Il Monco is just as valid as that of the previous liquid and thanks to the ability of the RBA to clearly present all its numerous and robust nuances.

Aspire Zero G pods

Test with e-liquid “Agua Caliente” by Officine Svapo and The Flavourist

Even with Agua Caliente, a blend of Kentucky, Latakia and Perique tobaccos flavored with American sweet potato and blackcurrant, the Aspire Zero G in RTA configuration expressed a good aromatic performance, although perhaps it was not perfectly able to unpack properly. precise all its components. In this case, the atomizer showed the tobacco hints and sour notes of the currant more effectively and less the sweet component of the American potato.

Aspire Zero G pod kit black e stainless steel

Ultimately, a drawt that is always very clean and linear and sufficiently silent is combined with a truly enviable amplitude and aromatic yield. The vapor is medium dry and this speaks volumes about its ability to express itself well with a wide range of e-liquids.

ASPIRE ZERO G FINAL VERDICT

Aspire Zero G is a product conceived and studied in an exemplary way, to satisfy the requests of a wide audience of vapers. A beautiful Kit to display, easy to use and very comfortable to carry around; quality to sell even if at a price that is not really low. If you are looking for a similar product but with a more affordable price, then you should take a look at THIS OTHER VERY INTERESTING KIT…

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Suggested to: Newbies, skilled and hardcore vapers.


 

Aivape Scale MTL RTA

Aivape Scale MTL RTA

Aivape Scale MTL RTA – Review

Aivape is a recently established Chinese brand (2019) whose founder, after many collaborations with other famous Chinese brands, decided to set up on his own by designing and subsequently creating the first Aivape brand devices. The Scale MTL RTA atomizer is certainly the best known among the Aivape branded products at the moment. It was presented in the second half of 2020 and arrived in Italy in the autumn of the same year, arousing curiosity, especially because it resumes the e-liquid feeding system with drips, lately rather appreciated among vaper lovers of rebuildable systems.

Before starting to discover the cards of the Aivape Scale MTL RTA, as always let’s take a quick look at the main features of the atomizer and the contents of the package.

Aivape Scale MTL RTA contenuto della confezione

AIVAPE SCALE MTL RTA FEATURES AND BOX

FEATURES

  • Name: Scale MTL RTA
  • Type: RTA atomizer
  • Colori: Black, Stainless Steel, Gold
  • Price: ~ € 30

IN THE BOX

  • 1 x Scale MTL RTA
  • 1 x 4 ml Glass tube
  • 1 x 4 ml Tank cap
  • 1 x O-ring set
  • 2 x Slotted head screws
  • 1 x Screwdriver

Aivape Scale MTL RTA colori disponibili

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY

The Aivape Scale MTL RTA atomizer is built entirely in stainless steel (the manufacturer, however, does not specify the type of steel used) and has a design from my point of view that is not particularly studied and cared for. The main aesthetic characteristics of this atomizer are the fish scale embossed finishes (hence its name) on the top cap and on the base, the shaping of the drip tip (very pleasant), the airflow control with a lever system and the big logo printed on the body of the atom itself. The Scale MTL RTA in the 2 ml configuration is quite compact and obviously becomes much more slender in the 4 ml configuration, which is typical for all atomizers developed according to the concept of dripping the liquid from top to bottom.

Aivape Scale MTL RTA atomizzatore rigenerabile

If from an aesthetic point of view the Scale MTL RTA did not completely convince me, the same thing cannot be said for its build quality which instead appeared to me to be more than good. This product gives a very good feeling of solidity, is massive and has been worked very well, with precise finishes and without imperfections. The only but almost imperceptible imperfection I found is on the o-rings of the tank on the base which, while doing their job very well, do not make the body of the atom go completely in contact with the base.

Overall, however, I can only conclude that the Scale MTL RTA is a quality product for the price range to which it belongs.

TECHNICAL FEATURES

The Aivape atomizer has a diameter of 22 mm, a height of 58.5 mm in the longest version, a weight of just under 70 grams and can host 2 or 4 milliliters of e-liquid. As you can see from the image below, the atomizer is composed of 6 pieces and appears to be assembled immediately even if an instruction manual is completely missing in the package. Although the Scale MTL RTA is not an atomizer designed for entry level users, it must also be said that in the field of rebuildable and hard vaper devices, it is undoubtedly a very intuitive and probably a product easy to use.

Aivape Scale MTL RTA atomizzatore smontato

This RTA is a single coil with dual airflow control (side and bottom); the deck has opposing posts with two slotted screws protected by lateral bulkheads to facilitate the grip and tightening of the wire and the building can be carried out in a natural way for both right-handed and left-handed vapers. On the deck there are the airflow holes, to be precise a small slot under the coil and four small holes (two per each post) placed immediately under the wire tightening screws.

Aivape Scale MTL RTA atomizzatore in mano

On the outside of the deck there are two windows with the air inlet holes selectable by a small lever; the window for the bottom airflow is marked with a letter “B”, while the one for the side ariflow with a letter “S”. The air inlet holes are 0.8 mm, 1.0 mm, and 1.2 mm in diameter and for each side it is possible to choose whether to use the smaller hole, or two holes (the smaller and the intermediate) or all three holes.

The bell of the Aivape Scale MTL RTA, unlike other chambers from other devices, has a dome shape internally and the drip trays are protruding and therefore go to lie down and touch the cotton whiskers on the deck. Going up along the tank it can be seen that the chimney has a length of 13 mm in the 2 ml version and about 18 mm in the 4 ml configuration, while the internal diameter is 4 mm.

Aivape Scale MTL RTA deck

If the top cap with its two large refill slots does not have any details that may deserve further attention, it is important to focus on the last component of the Scale MTL RTA, the ultem drip tip 510 which, in addition to possessing a well-shaped designed to guarantee a perfect feeling on the lips, it has been designed with a feature that makes it unique in its kind: a removable reducer (simply by pressure) which reduces the internal diameter of the drip tip from approximately 4.7 mm to 3.3 millimeters. Ingenious and effective!

COILING, WICKING AND FILLING

The building of this atomizer is quite easy for anyone who has a minimum of familiarity with the most classic rebuildable devices. The space between the turrets is large and suggests an optimal 2.5mm diameter coil. As always, the wicking phase requires more attention, even if thanks to the space on the deck, it will be enough to make the cotton whiskers very fluffy and receptive to allow a correct and precise delivery of the e-liquid.

Finally, no problem for the top refill which is carried out comfortably after unscrewing the top cap of the atomizer, and using the two huge slots available, really suitable for any type of e-liquid bottle.

PERFORMANCES AND FLAVOUR

The Scale MTL RTA is undoubtedly a pure MTL atomizer and the airflow management together with the possibility of intervening on the diameter of the drip tip, make it possible to have a draw that goes from being very closed and contrasted to a quite airy draw but, without ever leaving the field of the classic MTL. Lovers of this type of vape will also benefit from a very soft and extremely clean draw, to be the envy of much more expensive drip atomizers. Linear, silent and satisfying.

As always for The Flavourist in case of MTL devices, I tried the Scale MTL RTA with different organic tobacco e-liquids and in general I noticed that this atom, unlike other similar products, is not to be considered a very versatile device and suitable a bit for all types of tobaccos. In my opinion, the Aivape atomizer is a rather specific product and I will immediately explain why.

Here is a report on the tests made with three e-liquids manufactured by Officine Svapo in collaboration with our team.

Test with e-liquid “Poncho” by Officine Svapo and The Flavourist

Poncho, is an organic extract of Verona Tobacco, a particular type of flue-cured tobacco; with this extract the Scale MTL RTA performed very well, demonstrating that one of the fields in which it expresses itself best is precisely that of clear, light tobaccos, sun cured tobaccos or South American cigars. With the e-liquid Poncho he managed to show and enhance the light grassy nuances of this tobacco, pleasantly rounding the taste.

Test with e-liquid “Il Monco” by Officine Svapo and The Flavourist

The second of the three e-juices by Officine Svapo’s “Italian Western Collection” line tested on the MTL RTA Scale, was Il Monco, a very complex and structured blend of Syrian Latakia, Verona Tobacco and Kentucky from Benevento. The world of dark tobaccos, whether single or blended, is obviously not the preferred area for this atomizer which rounds and flattens the yield of these tobaccos, and fails to express their right strength. And this is what happened exactly with Il Monco.

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Test with e-liquid “Agua Caliente” by Officine Svapo and The Flavourist

With Agua Caliente, a blend of Kentucky, Latakia and Perique tobaccos flavored with American sweet potato and black currant, Scale MTL RTA has returned a good aromatic performance, especially enhancing the flavoring component of this bouquet. Although this atom is not a champion in faceting the individual components of a complex tobacco blend, in the case of Agua Caliente its aromatic yield seemed more than satisfactory to me.

In summary, from the tests done I consider the Aivape atomizer to be very at ease with clear extracted tobaccos and with the so-called “flavored” both fruity and creamy ones.

AIVAPE SCALE MTL RTA FINAL VERDICT

The Aivape Scale MTL RTA proved to be a well-made and well-functioning atomizer to the test. From the aromatic point of view, the atomizer defends itself well, giving excellent results, however, only with some types of e-liquid. If you are a lover of these kind of RTA’s and do not have particular aesthetic needs (in my opinion the product design is undoubtedly revisable), then this atom could be for you. Good yield and little expense.

Will the Aivape Scale MTL RTA be able to enter the top 10 of BEST 2021 LOW COST MTL ATOMIZERS?

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Recommended to: Hardcore vapers.

IL RESPONSO DI THE FLAVOURIST
  • 7.5/10
    Confezione - 7.5/10
  • 8/10
    Design & Qualità costruttiva - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Caratteristiche tecniche - 8/10
  • 10/10
    Rigenerazione e riempimento - 10/10
  • 8.5/10
    Prestazioni e aroma - 8.5/10
8.4/10


 

 

Auguse Era Pro RTA

Auguse Era Pro RTA

Auguse Era Pro RTA – Review

Auguse is a Chinese brand that has recently attracted the attention of the most experienced vapers for its atomizers with decidedly advanced technical characteristics, with a selling price, however, more competitive than ever. This is the case of the Auguse 1.5 MTL RTA or the Auguse Era MTL RTA, two products that have had an undoubted commercial success. Two high end atomizers at a very affordable price.

For today’s review we will deal with the last born in the Auguse house, the Era Pro RTA atomizer, the updated version of the Auguse Era, which hopes to collect the legacy of its older brother by making some improvements to the still more than valid predecessor.

Before starting to discover the cards of the new Era Pro RTA, as always let’s take a quick look at the main features of the atomizer and the contents of the package.

Auguse Era Pro RTA packaging

ERA PRO RTA FEATURES AND BOX

FEATURES

  • Name: Era Pro RTA
  • Type: RTA atomizer
  • Colors: Black, Stainless Steel
  • Price: ~ € 35

IN THE BOX

  • 1 x Auguse Era Pro RTA (4 ml)
  • 21 x O-rings
  • 2 x Side airflow pin (0.8 mm)
  • 2 x Side airflow pin (1.0 mm)
  • 2 x Side airflow pin (1.2 mm)
  • 2 x Side airflow pin (holeless)
  • 3 x screws
  • 1 x PCTG tube
  • 1 x 0.86 ohm Ni80 32×3/42 awg coil
  • 1 x 0,68 ohm Ni70 26 awg coil

Auguse Era Pro RTA contenuto confezione

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY

The Era Pro RTA atomizer is built entirely of stainless steel (the manufacturer does not specify the type of stainless steel used) and has a slender and very usual line for all atomizers developed according to the concept of dripping the liquid from top to bottom. It may not be the most beautiful atomizer around, aesthetically speaking, but in our opinion it is much more so than many of its competitors. Its design appeared intriguing to us, especially in the black version and thanks to a well-designed and aesthetically shaped drip tip.

Auguse Era Pro RTA confezione

To the well-finished and in any case never approximate aesthetics, the Era Pro RTA also adds a respectable construction bill, certainly of higher value than the market price with which it is proposed. Obviously only time and prolonged use will tell us if the new Auguse atom really has a build quality worthy of the high-end products on the market, but at the moment the feeling of our team, between the thickness of the o-rings, tightness and tolerances of the same, lack of machining burrs, screwing threads, is that it is a very good quality product.

TECHNICAL FEATURES

The Era Pro RTA has a diameter of 22 mm, a height of 64.5 mm, a weight of about 70 grams and can hold a total of 4 milliliters of e-liquid. As you can see from the image below and from the next one, it is not an atomizer made up of a few pieces and of immediate assembly (there is no instruction manual in the package); on the contrary, its 9 total pieces, without counting the screws for the side airflow or the drip tip itself consisting of three components, already make us understand how this is a product designed and created for true passionate vapers, with no problem in carving out a good chunk of their time to devote it to understanding and rebuild this tank.

Auguse Era Pro RTA completamente smontato

The technical characteristics of the atom themselves are the best testimony of the complexity of this device: a single coil RTA with dual airflow control (side and bottom) and  with juice control. The Era Pro RTA has a deck with opposing turrets equipped with four slotted screws (protected by small side bulkheads to facilitate the grip and tightening of the wire) to allow natural rebuilding for both right-handed vapers and sleeves. Technically this configuration would also allow to build the atom in dual coil, but it must be said that the Era Pro RTA was undoubtedly born to be a single coil atomizer.

Auguse Era Pro RTA vista esplosa

On the outside of the deck there are the air inlet holes for the bottom airflow which are managed by a ring that rotates sliding on a o-ring. The air inlet holes are 0.8mm, 1.0mm, 1.2mm, 1.4mm, 1.6mm, 1.8mm and a 1.6×3.6mm slot, while on the base of the deck there are three small holes under the coil of 1.0 mm in diameter.

Turning now to the analysis of the chamber, it can be seen that thise one compared to that of the previous completely flat version, has a smaller, rounded and shaped internal shape. On the upper part of the bell there are the two drips that bring the liquid from the tank onto the cotton, and these too, compared to the first version Era, have been drastically reduced in diameter to avoid the problems of e-liquid overflow which the Era RTA was not free.

Auguse Era Pro RTA colore nero

Externally there are two opposing holes for the insertion of the air pins of the side airflow; the manufacturer supplies four pairs of air pins with the following dimensions: 0.8 mm, 1.0 mm (pre-installed on the bell), 1.2 mm and 2 blind screws to exclude the side airflow.

Going up we notice that above the bell there is the stainless steel chimney with its base equipped with two holes for the passage of the liquid to the drips on the bell; this base is rotatable and allows you to adjust the opening of the e-juice holes, which is maximum when the holes in the tank are aligned with the drips and which closes completely by rotating the tank.

A small circle outside helps to understand the opening level of the e-liquid flow: if the circle is aligned with the air pins you have the control of the liquid completely open, if instead you make it coincide with the triangle cleat placed on the ring lower, then the e-juice channels are completely closed. The e-liquid inside the Era Pro RTA is hosted by a glass tank or by a second PCTG tank present in the package.

Auguse Era Pro RTA air pin

Finally, the top cap, which screws onto the upper part of the chimney, allows access to two large and comfortable refill slots that can be carried out very easily with the only care to close the juice control before proceeding to fill the tank. The 510 drip tip has a singular workmanship: it has a stainless steel body embraced by a small transparent plastic cylinder that is inserted by unscrewing the upper part of the drip tip itself.

From a functional and ergonomic point of view, the drip tip of the Era Pro RTA is really a value added for this aromizer although there’s inevitable condensation between the steel body of the drip tip and the plastic coating; this however does not compromise the vape in the least, because it is an external condensation that never ends on the palate of the vaper.

COILING, WICKING AND FILLING

By virtue of what was previously observed talking about the deck, is quite easy for anyone who has a minimum of familiarity with the most classic regenerable devices to rebuild the Era Pro RTA. The space between the screws on the deck suggests an optimal 2.5mm diameter coil. On the other hand, it is the wicking phase that requires more attention on the Era Pro RTA. Two channels / grooves are clearly visible on the deck that suggest the positioning of the cotton, to be worked with extreme care in order to make it well receptive, fluffy and abundant; plus you need to cut the cotton precisely flush with the end of the deck. All this is important so that the atom feeds correctly and above all does not overflows.

Auguse Era Pro RTA deck

Regarding the refill (top refill), as already mentioned above, we reiterate that it is a very simple and easy operation, even if it must be said that sometimes when unscrewing the top cap from the upper part of the chimney, it can happen to unscrew these two components together; we therefore advise not to tighten the top cap with excessive force.

PERFORMANCES AND FLAVOUR

The Auguse Era Pro RTA is an atomizer that allows you to have numerous combinations of airflow and consequently set the vape from a very closed and contrasted draw (pure MTL) to a n airy flavor chasing vape. We tried and tested the Era Pro RTA with some of the many airflow combinations, all however modulated to have a pure MTL vape, an area in which we feel most at ease and for which in our opinion this atomizer is truly winning and satisfying.

We do not feel to recommend an optimal configuration and we leave the user the opportunity to have fun looking for his favorite setup; one thing is sure: the draw of the Era Pro RTA is really a strong point of this atomizer, just as it was in the previous version; a draw that is always calibrated, full but at the same time clean, linear and silent. In short, absolutely convincing.

Auguse Era Pro RTA in mano

As is the custom of The Flavourist in case of MTL devices, we tried the Era Pro RTA with different tobacco e-liquids and in general we were favorably impressed by its excellent aromatic return. The atom has shown great flexibility and ability to express itself well with different types of tobacco e-liquids. Specifically, in our opinion, this device is enhanced with both single and blended dark tobaccos, while it does a little more effort with light tobaccos. In the field of flavored tobaccos, on the other hand, the performances of Era Pro RTA are more than good especially with fruity flavored ones.

We have not tested the atom with creamy and fruity e-juices, but from its tobacco performance we believe we can imagine that the Era Pro RTA may be more comfortable with fruity e-liquids rather than with the sweeter creamy e-liquids.

Specifically, however, here is a report on the tests carried out with three e-liquids manufactured by Officine Svapo in collaboration with our team.

Test with “Poncho” e-liquid by Officine Svapo and The Flavourist

Poncho, is an organic extract of Verona Tobacco, a particular type of flue-cured tobacco; with this extract the Era Pro RTA performed well enough, but in our opinion it failed to show and enhance the innermost nuances and grassy notes of this tobacco. Even with other single clear tobaccos we had the same perception of lack of completeness.

Test with “Il Monco” e-liquid by Officine Svapo and The Flavourist

The second of the three e-liquids by Officine Svapo’s “Italian Western Collection” line tested on the Pro RTA Era, was Il Monco, a very complex and structured blend of Syrian Latakia, Verona Tobacco and italian Kentucky. The aromatic yield of Il Monco was in our opinion excellent and the atom was able to enhance the elegance of this blend without losing its dark side and its aromatic strength.

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Test with “Agua Caliente” e-liquid by Officine Svapo and The Flavourist

With Agua Caliente, a blend of Kentucky, Latakia and Perique tobaccos, flavored with sweet american potato and black currant, the Era Pro RTA, has shown its capabilities and its ductility, managing to facet the different ingredients of the blend more than well, giving vivacity to the flavoring elements (black currant and potato) without ever obscuring the strong tobacco imprint. Undoubtedly a satisfying aroma.

AUGUSE ERA PRO RTA FINAL VERDICT

The Auguse Era Pro RTA is a rebuildableatomizer with a more than competitive price, studied and designed for long-term vapers, with a lot of experience and familiarity with rebuildble atomizers. In this context, the Auguse product is able to demonstrate satisfactory performance from all points of view, managing to improve in our opinion the already excellent performance of its predecessor, and at the same time reducing the problem of e-juice overflow that plagued the Era MTL RTA.

Careful design and more than excellent build quality for a low cost atomizer. Will it manage to enter the top 10 of BEST LOW COST MTL ATOMIZER FOR 2021?

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Recommended to: Hardcore vapers.


 

Vaporesso Luxe Q

Vaporesso Luxe Q

Vaporesso Luxe Q – review

Today we return to talk to you about the well-known Chinese manufacturer Vaporesso that at the beginning of 2021 presented a new pod mod designed essentially for a public of new vapers or even better for those who decided to buy their first e-cig. The new Vaporesso creation is called Luxe Q and joins other products of the Luxe series by the company from the Shenzen district.

Before starting with our review, let’s look as always at the main features of the product and the contents of the package.

VAPORESSO LUXE Q FEATURES AND BOX

FEATURES

  • Name: Luxe Q (Vaporesso)
  • Format: Pod Mod con batteria integrata 1000 mAh
  • Max Power: n.d
  • Colors:  Green, Red, Black, Brown, Blue, White, Pink
  • Price: ~ € 30

BOX

  • 1 x Luxe Q Battery
  • 1 x Luxe Q 0,8 ohm Mesh Pod
  • 1 x Luxe Q 1,2 ohm Mesh Pod
  • 1 x Type-C USB cable
  • 1 x User manual
  • 1 x Warranty card

Vaporesso Luxe Q contenuto confezione

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY

Since many years Vaporesso has accustomed us to vape systems which, despite being placed in a medium-low market range, are always very accurate in their design and with a construction quality that is decidedly above the market average. Even in the case of the Luxe Q, it is possible to immediately notice how this device, even with a relatively classic line, is equipped with a modern, refined and captivating design, as well as a truly enviable build quality.

Vaporesso Luxe Q colori

In short, Vaporesso does not contradict itself and confirms all the good things that have been said for years about its products, both from a purely aesthetic and qualitative point of view. Very appreciable in this case is the crocodile imitation leather texture that facilitates grip thanks to its slightly rubberized non-slip material.

ERGONOMICS AND PORTABILITY

The Luxe Q was born as mentioned at the beginning of our review to be a vape system for newbies or even the first device ever to buy for all those who decided to abandon traditional smoking and switch to the electronic cigarette. This pod mod stands just under 92mm tall, 26mm wide and 16.5mm thick, all in an overall weight of just 57 grams.

From these numbers it is easy to understand how the Luxe Q is a product that makes handling and portability its strongest point, on the other hand it is what an entry level user asks most. In addition, thanks to its simple line and the imitation leather texture, the pod mod has more than good ergonomics and is held very comfortably in the hand.

Vaporesso Luxe Q led luminoso

LUXE Q FUNCTIONS AND PERFORMANCES

The Luxe Q is a very easy device to use, it can be defined as a simple filling and vape device. This pod mod in fact doesn’t have fire button as well as additional functions; the only possible intervention on the Luxe Q is a minimum adjustment of the airflow (two possible combinations) whose flow can be modified by rotating the direction of the pod insertion on the battery. The pod fits itself onto the battery simply by pressing it, just as to remove it, simply grab and pull it.

The draw is automatic and in our opinion it is very reactive even if gradual in providing power to the coil. In short, instantaneous but with a progressive delivery. The integrated 1000 mAh battery guarantees a good autonomy in vaping, but it will be difficult to overcome half a day without having to recharge. In terms of e-liquid, the Luxe Q can guarantee an autonomy of about 4 milliliters. Charging thanks to the 1A USB type-C port is completed in about 60 minutes, which is an acceptable waiting time even if not among the fastest in the field of pod systems.

Vaporesso Luxe Q in mano

The presence of a small LED on one of the two sides of the battery helps to know the residual charge level of the battery:

  • Green Light: battery between 100-70%;
  • Blue Light: battery between 70-30%;
  • Red Light: battery between 30-0%.

Finally, this device does not lack the most classic protection functions that all the most common vape systems are now equipped with, from short circuit protection, through low voltage protection and continuing with the canonical protections for too high a charge or too low charge. A pod mod, simple, essential but at the same time complete.

Vaporesso Luxe Q porta USB type-C

EASE OF USE

There is very little to say about the ease of use of the Luxe Q as this type of systems with automatic power and total absence of buttons or adjustment functions, are by far the easiest systems for a new user who, after having refilled the cartridge with his favorite e-liquid, will be able to vape freely by sucking from the mouthpiece of the device, worrying only about recharging the battery once it is discharged. Easier than that…

Vaporesso Luxe Q vista esplosa

LUXE Q POD and AROMA

The Luxe Q comes with two supplied pods (2ml capacity) that clip onto the mod simply by pressing them in. The Luxe Q pods are both mesh with built-in and non-replaceable 0.8 ohm and 1.2 ohm coils. When the life cycle of the coil is exhausted, the entire pod will have to be replaced.

The refill of the e-liquid inside the pod is carried out exactly as for the Luxe PM40 pods, ie without removing the pod from the battery; in fact, it is sufficient to push the black drip tip back to remove it and discover a large filling hole suitable for any type of bottle. The presence of a small vent hole facilitates the filling operation and the transparency of the pod allows you to check the e-liquid level.

Vaporesso Luxe Q sistema antiperdite di liquido

Another interesting element to highlight is the new anti-liquid leakage system, which the manufacturer has called “SSS leak resistant technology” and which consists of a triple combination of systems that prevent accidental leaks of liquid, essentially the evolution of the system “e-liquid self-circulation system ”already successfully introduced on the LUXE PM40.

And what about the aromatic performances of the two mesh pods? Having said that both pods have been designed for a (slightly airy) MTL vape and that the two airflow options differ very little from each other, the aromatic performance provided by the Luxe Q is in our opinion more than satisfactory, top of the range in this increasingly crowded market segment. These mesh coils are almost identical in terms of aromatic restitution to the more than popular GTX coils found on the Luxe PM40 and other Vaporesso systems.

Vaporesso LUXE Q pod

The draw is always very clean and linear and sufficiently silent is combined with a truly enviable amplitude and aromatic yield. The vapor is full-bodied but not excessively fat and this means that this pod mod, although not able to offer a very tight MTL vape, also lends itself quite well to both synthetic and organic distillate tobacco e-liquids, very successful at moment in our country.

VAPORESSO LUXE Q FINAL VERDICT

Luxe Q the new pod mod by Vaporesso is an ideal product for beginner vapers or for those looking for the first e-cig to buy. We have no doubts about it and according to our team, the Luxe Q by Vaporesso offers new vapers the opportunity to vape with extreme simplicity and maximum satisfaction. Highly recommended product but if you are looking for a product with more power and autonomy then you should look at THIS VERY INTERESTING E-CIG

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Eleaf iStick Pico 2 Kit

Eleaf iStick Pico 2 Kit

Eleaf iStick Pico 2 Kit – The Flavourist review

One of the most successful box mods in the vaping world, was undoubtedly, and still is, the iStick Pico manufactured by Eleaf in the year 2016 and subsequently imitated by many other Asian manufacturers. Eleaf’s iStick Pico is a device that has made the recent history of this sector. Today after about five years Eleaf, after having proposed the Pico 21700 and the iStick Pico 25, launches on the market the iStick Pico 2, and in this article we are going to test it for you in the kit that also includes the GZeno S Tank atomizer.

Before starting with our review, let’s look as always at the main features of the product and the contents of the package.

Eleaf iStick Pico 2 Kit contenuto confezione

ISTICK PICO 2 FEATURES AND BOX

FEATURES

  • Name: iStick Pico 2 (Eleaf) – Kit with GZeno S tank
  • Format: Box Mod with 18650 battery
  • Max Power: 75 Watt
  • Colors: Silver, Rose Gold, Matte Gunmetal
  • Price: ~ € 50

BOX

  • 1 x iStick Pico 2 Mod
  • 1 x GZeno S Tank
  • 1 x GZ coil 0.4 ohm
  • 1 x GZ coil 0.8 ohm
  • 1 x USB Type C cable
  • 1 x Glass tube
  • 1 x Glass tube tool
  • 2 x User Manual
  • 1 x Warranty card

Eleaf iStick Pico 2 Kit colori disponibili

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY

If the iStick Pico impressed and established itself for its battery compartment with characteristic screw cap, as well as for its compactness and aesthetic simplicity, the iStick Pico 2 impresses with its more impressive and certainly more showy appearance. The iStick Pico 2 certainly does not go unnoticed and honestly, although the aesthetic taste is always a purely subjective factor, we must admit that the design of the mod is not really to our liking; in this case the geometric motif in relief on the two mod faces, which should increase the grip of the same, is in our view, not very elegant and all too aggressive.

Eleaf iStick Pico 2 mod e display

We cannot say the same thing for the design of the GZeno S Tank, which unlike the Pico 2 mod, we particularly liked, with its clean, essential and very modern lines.

Regarding the build quality of this Kit, it must be said that both the mod and the atomizer are in our opinion both of good quality; the iStick Pico 2 entirely made of stainless steel is as just mentioned rather massive and also quite heavy, which contributes to transferring a sense of great robustness to the user. We did not notice manufacturing imperfections and perhaps the only relief to make on the box concerns the fire button, which is a bit too danceable and with a fairly evident lateral “play”. On the other hand, there is no note on the GZeno S Tank which impressed us not only for its aesthetics but also for its building perfection.

Eleaf iStick Pico 2 mod colore rose gold

ERGONOMICS AND PORTABILITY

The iStick Pico 2 Kit with GZeno S Tank is 108.5 mm high, 50 mm wide and has a thickness of 27.5 mm (allows you to house atomizers up to 26 mm in diameter). The Kit has been designed with a focus on vaper lovers of direct to lung vape and in this sense it can be considered to be equipped with more than sufficient portability, although it is not a very light product (235 grams with battery). It is from an ergonomic point of view, however, that the iStick Pico 2 shows some limitations, as the polished steel finish on the sides of the box, despite the presence of the geometric texture in relief to increase the grip, does not help the grip of the device, and in your hand you always have the feeling of having an object that can easily slip despite its compactness.

Eleaf iStick Pico 2 mod tazza e pin 510

ISTICK PICO 2 FUNCTIONS AND PERFORMANCES

The iStick Pico 2 is managed by a Eleaf chipset which can express a maximum power of 75 watts (powered by external 18650 battery). The mod is also equipped with a USB type-C port with a 2A recharge which greatly reduces battery charging times, although as always we recommend that you prefer an external charger to recharge your battery. Leaving aside the usual and numerous protection systems that the mod is equipped with, let’s now look at the rich range of functions on the Pico 2:

  • Power Mode (regulation of watts with resistances between 0.1 and 3.5 ohm);
  • Temperature Ni – Ti – SS (temperature control with nickel, titanium and stainless steel in a range between 100 and 315 ° C and resistances between 0.05 and 1.5 ohm);
  • Temperature M1 (adjustment of the TCR temperature coefficient of the resistance based on the coil material);
  • Screen On / Off (you can choose whether to keep the display on or off during the vape);
  • Pre Heat (increases the vape power by 35% in the first 3 seconds of vape);
  • Over Time (possibility of setting the maximum duration of a single puff 5, 10 or 15 seconds, or whether to keep this setting disabled);
  • WPM setting (allows you to establish which info to show on the display between volts, graphs and puffs in addition to the state of charge of the battery, the watts and the value of the coil).

Eleaf GZeno S tank in mano

To access the functions of the Pico 2, you simply have to press the fire button 3 times quickly, move between the different options with the “+” and “-” buttons and confirm the selection again with the fire button. The same fire button allows you to turn on/off the box with the canonical sequence of five close clicks. Finally, remember that it is possible to lock the box (you can vape) by simultaneously pressing the two function buttons.

EASE OF USE

The function park of the iSticK Pico 2 is undoubtedly rich yet this mod is not at all complicated and difficult to use; and the same goes for the ease of use of the GZeno S Tank. In short, Eleaf was able to create a Kit capable of satisfying both the needs of vapers with a good vaping experience, and also those of entry level users to whom right from the start of the box it will be sufficient to adjust the power with the buttons “+” and “-” according to the range of values indicated on the coil that has been chosen to use.

Eleaf GZeno S tank top cap

GZENO S TANK – AROMA

In this chapter we will dedicate ourselves to analyzing in detail the new GZeno S Tank atomizer combined with the iStick Pico 2. The Gzeno S Tank is a pre-made coil atomizer with a diameter of 24.5 mm, a height of 54 mm and a capacity of 2 ml or 4 ml depending on the tank glass used. For the record, it must be said that there is also a TPD version with the same capacity but with a top cap equipped with a childproof closure.

The exploded view of the GZeno S Tank allows us to understand the few pieces that compose it. From top to bottom we have: the ultem drip tip with 510 connection, the top cap, the glass tube with vaporization chamber (the two elements can be disassembled with the tool supplied) and finally the base of the atom with the airflow adjustment ring.

Eleaf GZeno S tank in mano

The atomizer is refilled from the top thanks to two large slots (diameter 3.5 mm) by simply unscrewing the top cap with bayonet coupling. The airflow ring on the base has two 8.5×2.5 mm slots, or from 1 to 5 small holes with a diameter of 0.8 mm . In this sense, the GZeno S Tank must be attributed great flexibility of use, even if from our tests it turned out to be more oriented to a flavor chasing vape. Let’s be clear, we are not saying that this atomizer is not usable in MTL, but its draw even with the airflow completely closed (yes, it is possible to do this), will always be slightly airy.

The coils made for the GZeno S Tank are the GZ coils in Kanthal that Eleaf has produced in four different values: 0.2 – 0.4 – 0.8 and 1.2 ohm. However, as the manufacturer’s official website suggests, the 0.2 ohm coil is not recommended for the GZeno S Tank. The GZ coils are inserted inside the base of the tank with the classic “plug & play” system, or simply by pressure. Nothing easier.

Eleaf GZ coils

Here are in detail the vaping ranges for the three GZ coils intended to be used on this tank:

  • GZ coil 0.4 ohm (included in the kit) – vaping range 20-35 watts;
  • GZ coil 0.8 ohm (included in the kit) – range 12-18 watts;
  • GZ coil 1.2 ohm (sold separately) – vaping range 7-13 watts.

For the vape test we used the two coils in the package, namely the GZ coil 0.4 ohm and the GZ coil 0.8 ohm. We did not notice any aromatic difference between the two coils, whose behavior was certainly good but in our opinion not too exciting. The GZeno S Tank with its GZ coils clearly prefers creamy and fatty e-liquids or sweet fruity e-juices, while it did not appear to be at ease with tobaccos (except for some praiseworthy exceptions with some sweet flavored tobaccos).

Eleaf GZ coils 1.2 ohm

Unlike what is often noted in kits of other manufacturers, characterized by the presence of very simple and poorly maintained atomizers but with good aromatic performances, in the case of the iStick Pico 2 kit, we found ourselves in front of an aesthetically, qualitatively and technically perfect atomizer, but with an aromatic yield all in all not up to its constructive goodness. Ultimately, Eleaf’s GZ coils didn’t seem to us to be the best coils currently on the market.

ELEAF ISTICK PICO 2 FINAL VERDICT

How do we ultimately evaluate the Eleaf iStick Pico 2 Kit? The iStick Pico 2 mod works very well but has not completely convinced us the aesthetic aspect and its handling. The GZeno S Tank atomizer is a product of excellent workmanship but the GZ coils in our opinion are not able to guarantee the aromatic performance it deserves. We would like to suggest to the manufacturer the implementation of a new series of coils that can guarantee better aromatic performance, so that you can fully enjoy your favorite e-liquid on this kit, such as THIS E-LIQUID highly recommended by The Flavourist …
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ZQ Vapor Trio MTL RTA

ZQ Vapor Trio MTL RTA

ZQ Vapor Trio MTL RTA review, the first atomizer with triple airflow

Today I will talk to you about a new Chinese brand ZQ Vapor, a brand owned by the SKEY logistics and distribution group, which has also been operating in vaping sector for several years. After launching on the market some pod mod systems, today ZQ Vapor presents its first rebuildable atomizer, the Trio MTL RTA.

The Trio MTL RTA by ZQ Vapor is an atomizer that despite its low cost is quite ambitious, since it can boast of being the first rebuildable atomizer with triple airflow control. Pure marketing operation or truly innovative project? You will find out very soon by reading our review below, but as always before starting let’s take a quick look at the main features of the atomizer and the contents of the package.

ZQ Vapor Trio MTL RTA contenuto confezione

TRIO MTL RTA FEATURES AND BOX

FEATURES

  • Name: Trio MTL RTA
  • Type: RTA atomizer
  • Colors: Black, Stainless Steel, Gunmetal
  • Price: ~ € 35

IN THE BOX

  • 1 x Trio MTL RTA (2 ml)
  • 1 x Scredriver
  • 2 x Organic cotton
  • 1 x Drip tip
  • 2 x Spare screw
  • 1 x 0.8 ohm pre-built coil
  • 1 x 0.5 ohm pre-built coil
  • 9 x Spare O-ring
  • 1 x User manual

ZQ Vapor trio MTL RTA colori disponibili

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY

The Trio MTL RTA is a stainless steel atomizer (the manufacturer does not specify the type of stainless steel used) and, from its first approach, it turns out to be a massive, well-made and aesthetically very attractive product. The feeling that transpires from the first approach is that ZQ Vapor has created a product studied in detail that, despite the multitude of low-cost MTL devices on the market, was able to stand out for design, quality and innovation.

The lines of the Trio MTL RTA are modern, minimal and well-finished; the atomizer, also due to its triple airflow control, is rather slender for a product with a capacity of only 2 ml, but overall its design in my opinion is top of the range.

But be careful because the Trio MTL RTA is not just aesthetics! In fact, the ZQ Vapor atomizer is appreciated because it combines well-finished design with more than good build quality, a clear sign of the high quality level now achieved by Asian vaping manufacturers.

ZQ Vapor Trio MTL RTA deck

The Trio MTL RTA has no machining burrs, all the threads are precise and silent, as are the o-rings which, while being slightly thin, look good quality and do their job admirably. The PEI tank section, which nicely matches the upper unscrewable part of the drip tip, also in PEI, is really very low and this in my opinion is the only real flaw of this atomizer, as it makes difficult to read the level of the liquid inside the tank.

I would like to suggest to the manufacturer to make an upgrade for the future with a larger PEI section of the tank, simultaneously increasing the capacity of the atomizer which, although perfectly in line with the European TPD directive, is really tight in my opinion.

TECHNICAL FEATURES

The Trio MTL RTA is a 22.5mm diameter atomizer, with a height (510 pin included) of 54mm and a weight of about 65 grams. As you can see from the image below, the pieces that make up the atomizer are six: drip tip, top cap, vaporization chamber with top airflow, metal tank, PEI tank section, build deck with base and double airflow control (bottom and side).

ZQ Vapor Trio MTL RTA vista esplosa atomizzatore

The deck of the Trio MTL RTA is a single coil with opposed flat-head post screws with a “lip” on either size of the screw to facilitate the gripping and tightening of the wire. On the base of the deck there is a hole under coil of about 1.7 mm. The wick ports for housing the cotton are quite deep even if not very wide and each have three small fixed holes for drawing the e-liquid (the atom has no e-liquid regulation). The vaporization chamber is quite small and rounded, with a classic dome shape, while the chimney is almost completely absent.

The most important feature of this atomizer, from which the name also derives, is the triple air management system, through three different airflow ring control. As you can see from the following photo, starting from the top we have a top airflow consisting of three holes with a diameter of 1.0 mm (you can choose from 0 to 3 open holes), a single-hole middle side airflow with five different sizes selectable (0.8 – 0.9 – 1.0 – 1.2 – 1.5 mm), and finally a single hole bottom airflow with the same holes of the middle ring airflow.

ZQ Vapor Trio MTL RTA controllo dell'aria

By adjusting the three different air control dials to your liking, the Trio MTL RTA offers a total of 143 different possible airflow combinations! Never no atomizer had dared so much, even if it must be said that an appropriate distinction must be made in considering the use of these rings based on the type of vape you desire. For a pure MTL vape, the top airflow ring is almost useless as well as not recommended and it will be the two lower rings that will provide your favorite MTL draw, from very closed and contrasted to an airy MTL draw.

If, on the other hand, you want to use this atomizer for a flavor chasing vape (DTL), it will be useful and convenient to use the top airflow ring nut after replacing the 510 MTL drip tip (inlet and outlet hole with a diameter of 4.2 mm ) with the second on (always with 510 connection) supplied, intended precisely for a more airy and direct to lung puff (inlet hole 5.2 mm, outlet hole 5.7 mm). I remember for the record that both drip tips are made of stainless steel base with a PEI top part that screws into the steel base.

ZQ Vapor Trio MTL RTA 2 drip tip

COILING, WICKING AND FILLING

By virtue of what was previously observed talking about the deck, the building of this atomizer is quite easy for anyone who has a minimum of familiarity with the most classic rebuildable devices. The space between the post screws suggests a coil with a diameter of 2.5 mm while, as always, a little more attention must be paid to the wicking phase.

The width of the wick ports suggests cutting the cotton roughly near the end of the base and thinning it slightly before placing it. The cotton must be positioned in front of the e-liquid inlet holes without obstructing them in any way, to prevent the atomizer not feeding properly and going dry.

ZQ Vapor Trio MTL RTA versione gunmetal

Finally, the top refill of the atom is very simple and easier than ever: You have to unscrew the top cap and fill in your e-liquid inside the tank using the large filling slots, really perfect for any type of bottle.

PERFORMANCES AND FLAVOUR

I have tried and tested the Trio MTL RTA with a lot of airflow combinations especially in the MTL configuration and I must say that the draw has always been perfectly calibrated, very clean, linear and fairly quiet; of course there are some high end atomizers on the market that are unattainable for their soft and super silent draw, but I can guarantee that even the Trio draw does not look bad at all in the presence of more famous and decidedly more expensive products.

I enjoyed looking for my own optimum airflow configuration, and found it satisfying to use the 0.9mm hole for bottom airflow and 0.8mm hole for side airflow. This is obviously and I repeat, only my favorite combination, not the optimal one. It is up to each of you to try and find your best setup.

ZQ Vapor Trio MTL RTA atomizzatore 2 ml

As always when The Flavourist talks about MTL devices, I tried the Trio MTL RTA with different tobacco e-liquids and in general I was favorably impressed by its more than good aromatic restitution, both with extracted tobaccos and with synthetic tobaccos. This is a very ductile atomizer that expresses itself well with different types of tobacco e-liquids and produces a basically dry and fairly multifaceted vapor. As for creamy and fruity e-liquids, I can tell you that the Trio in my humble opinion is more at ease with second courses as long as they are not excessively sweet.

Specifically, here is a report on the tests carried out with three e-liquids manufactured by italian company Officine Svapo in collaboration with our team.

Test with “Poncho” e-liquid by Officine Svapo and The Flavourist

In the test with the e-liquid Poncho, an organic extract of Verona Tobacco, Trio performed well enough, specifically enhancing the more grassy and vegetal notes of this tobacco. On the palate I had the clear sensation of vaping a young, fresh and rather light tobacco. Although the aromatic restitution was more than acceptable, I found this extract more satisfactory on other rebuildable systems.

Test with “Il Monco” e-liquid by Officine Svapo and The Flavourist

The second of the three e-liquids by Officine Svapo “Italian Western Collection” line tested on the Trio, was Il Monco, a very complex and structured blend of Syrian Latakia, Verona Tobacco and italian Kentucky. The aromatic yield of Il Monco on this atomizer is in my opinion commendable, and even if this atom does not give extreme dryness to the blend, it is perfectly able to give you all the most typical nuances of the bouquet’s tobaccos. A medium sweet dark blend.

OfficineSvapo TheFlavourist Poncho OfficineSvapo TheFlavourist Il Monco OfficineSvapo TheFlavourist Agua Galiente

Test with “Agua Caliente” e-liquid by Officine Svapo and The Flavourist

With Agua Caliente, a blend of Kentucky, Latakia and Perique tobaccos, flavored with American sweet potato and black currant, the Trio, not without surprise, gave its best. In my opinion, the atom has managed not only to facet the different ingredients of the blend more than well, but it has been able to give the right liveliness to the flavoring elements (blackcurrant and potato) without ever tarnishing the strong tobacco imprint. Surprisingly excellent.

TRIO MTL RTA FINAL VERDICT

The Trio MTL RTA atomizer by ZQ Vapor surprised me positively for many aspects and, if you consider that it is the first rebuildable project for the Chinese company, I can only conclude that the work has been performed in a commendable way. Design and build quality at the highest levels to be a low cost atomizer.

A product with satisfactory technical and aromatic performance and a pinch of innovation that never hurts. The only negative aspects, which in no way compromise the use of this device, are the capacity of only 2 ml and the very little PEI tank section which makes it somewhat difficult to control the e-liquid level inside the atomizer.

Will the Trio MTL RTA able to enter in the top 10 of the BEST 2021 LOW COST MTL ATOMIZERS?

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