How important are vape product names? According to Freemax, they’re so important that the new MaxLuke sub-ohm tank gets two. Depending on where you look, this new, compact sub-ohm contender is either the “MaxLuke” or the brand-loyal “FireLuke 3.”

 

Our test model had “MaxLuke” on the bottom of the tank, so we’re going with that. Besides, names don’t matter much when it comes down to performance… and that’s one area in which Freemax products usually excel.

 

Let’s get down to details, starting with the official description…

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The FreeMax MaxLuke Sub-ohm Tank, featuring a 5mL capacity, sliding top fill system, and accepts coils from the FreeMax MaxLuke Coil Series. Featuring a solid superior 304 Stainless Steel Tank Construction, the MaxLuke Tank delivers tasty vapor from the X Mesh Coils that are installed in a threaded connection. In addition, the FreeMaX MaxLuke Tank can hold up to 5mL of eJuice within the bubble glass that can be refilled from the single port top fill system. At the base is a dual slotted airflow control ring, allowing careful metered airflow to reach the center of the coil to create the best tasting flavors.

Freemax MaxLuke (FireLuke 3?) Sub-Ohm Tank Review

FreeMaX MaxLuke Sub-Ohm Tank Features:

  • 5mm Diameter
  • 5mL Bubble Glass Capacity
  • Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
  • Sliding Top Fill System – Single Fill Port
  • FreeMaX MaxLuke Coil Series
  • FM CoilTech 4.0
  • 15ohm 904L X1 Mesh Coil – rated for 40-80W
  • 2ohm 904L X2 Mesh Coil – rated for 40-80W
  • Tea Fiber Cotton Wicking Material
  • Threaded Coil Installation
  • Dual Slotted Bottom Airflow Control Ring
  • 810 Wide-Bore Drip Tip
  • 510 Threaded Connection

FreeMaX MaxLuke Includes:

  •  MaxLuke Sub-Ohm Tank
  •  0.15ohm 904L X1 Mesh Coil
  •  0.2ohm 904L X2 Mesh Coil
  •  5mL Replacement Glass
  •  Extra O-Ring
  •  Warning Card
  •  Warranty Card
  •  User Manual
Spinfuel

 FreeMaX Maxluke 904L X Replacement Coils (5-Pack), offered in X1, X2, X3, and X4 Coils with tea fiber and 904L Mesh Technology for phenomenal flavor and vapor output.

All the Maxluke 904L X Mesh Coils are cross-compatible with the FireLuke M Tank, FireLuke 2 Tank, and the FreeMax FireLuke M / TX Coils. Both of which comes in a pack of five coils.

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Aesthetics of the MaxLuke

No one can fault Freemax for being shy. Since they launched the original (fishbowl-like) FireLuke the company has continued to produce the most unique-looking vape tanks on the market.

 

Thankfully, the MaxLuke tones down the dramatic shaping and leans on more of a beveled glass look which suits the compact size nicely. When coupled with the bright resin drip tip and brushed stainless chassis, there’s a lot to like here. Maybe it won’t stand out like previous editions, but most will like the fact that their vape tanks aren’t a point of ridicule.

 

By 2020 standards, the 5mL capacity MaxLuke doesn’t seem like a “maximum” anything. Though the specs say 27.5mm diameter, know that this is only at the widest expanse of the tank section, and not the base, which is a standard 25mm.

 

While this means the tank will sit flush on most current vape mods, it will get dwarfed by larger devices. Be sure to measure before you buy, if these things matter to you.

The “All-New” MaxLuke Coils

Another release. Another “revolutionary” coil technology. Another round of meaningless marketing.

 

Let’s get one thing straight — Freemax tanks are awesome. And so are their coils. But the idea that the MaxLuke coils are going to eclipse anything else there is preposterous. So let’s look past the hype and get to the details.

 

The MaxLuke comes with a pair of sizable mesh heads — a 0.15-ohm X1 and a 0.2-ohm X2. And if it wasn’t for the markings on the side of the casing, I’d have no idea which was which. They both vape well, and last a good long time. But for all the claims of longevity and flavor clarity from bamboo, tea leaves or whatever other terms are on the box, they’re no different than the usual Freemax experience.

 

That means, of course, users can expect awesome flavor and vapor for roughly two weeks per head. Freemax doesn’t make junk, and that tradition continues here. Just don’t drop your current rig and run out expecting a world-changing experience.

Vaping the Freemax MaxLuke

Once I primed the installed 0.15-ohm mesh head with some high-VG juice, I closed it snug and filled without a problem. I also let it sit and saturate for a few minutes, per the instructions. There is a LOT of real estate in this coil head, and I wanted to make sure every inch of cotton and mesh was adequately soaked before use.

 

Using my SMOK Scar-18 at 50 watts, the MaxLuke’s immediate output was a decent flavored vape, with better-than-average vapor production. The first tank’s worth was a little weak, with muted flavor. But as the coil began to break in, some of the more subtle juice notes started to come to surface. One fill later and this coil was singing high notes with every puff.

 

I pushed the coil a little further, toward the top of my personal heat threshold, 70-75 watts. Here, the vape quality was initially quite strong, but the coil seemed to struggle to keep up with frequent use. Before long, dry hits ruled the day, so I backed it down to the previous level, and the coil resumed its expected performance.

 

While this is plenty high for most vapers, it should be noted the installed coil was rated for up to 80 watts – a far cry from the 70 that ultimately dried out on mine. In short, these coils are great, but Freemax should strongly reconsider the recommended rating for these, as they simply don’t hit anywhere near those levels.

 

(In other words, the era of extreme-wattage vaping is over. Let’s put more reasonable numbers on these coils, rather than more “impressive” ones.)

More on the MaxLuke

Another point of concern? The fill port location, which butts up against the sliding top cap. I was forced to put my juices in unicorn bottles to achieve spill free filling because standard bottles continued to pool e-liquid at the surface, rather than in the tank. It was beyond frustrating, and could become a problem when trying to refill on the go.

Pros:

  • Attractive beveled glass section
  • Compact size looks great on most mods
  • Predictably strong coil performance

Cons:

  • There’s nothing new with this “all-new” coil technology
  • Coils are improperly rated for higher wattages
  • The fill port is just awful

Bottom Line

I mostly enjoyed my time with the Freemax MaxLuke, but for the first time since starting at Spinfuel VAPE, I wasn’t blown away by a new Freemax product. I understand that marketing and hype is part of the process, but there was nothing here that we haven’t seen before… and arguably better on other Freemax tanks.

 

That said, if you just want a new tank that will deliver predictable, rock solid performance, Freemax is still at the top of their game. Maybe it’s not a must-buy for enthusiasts, but it’s still a good one overall.

 

Score: B+

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