IJOY Limitless XL Sub-Ohm Tank & RTA
Perfection is a word I haven’t attached to a vaping product yet. There have been some devices that scratch the surface of completeness and others have one minor flaw that prevents the thought of perfection being involved with its name. Reading the meaning of perfection, “The process of improving something until it’s faultless or faultless as possible,” the IJOY Limitless XL Sub-Ohm Tank & RTA comes pretty darn close if you ask me!
Buying a complete, or Starter Kit, is the ideal method of purchase since most of the time both the Box Mod and Atomizer tend to color match, coincide and perform as a unit. The IJOY Limitless XL Tank ($29.95 Element Vape) is purchased individually (not included in a kit) but paired with the powerful IJOY Limitless LUX Box Mod (check out our review of the LUX here), is a match made in heaven! The XL-C4 coil head that comes preinstalled has a wattage limit of 215W, conveniently the same as the LUX 215W max power output; like peanut butter and jelly! Both have IJOY and Limitless logos scattered all over and match extraordinarily well but perform even better.
IJOY Limitless XL Tank Feature Highlights
The first thing you’ll notice on the 25mm IJOY Limitless XL Tank is the huge XL ring (IJOY is calling it a Coil Cover) that acts as the chimney base covering the coil head or either build deck. I received the Black version so the XL Coil Cover is beautifully Gold-plated but is also available in all Stainless Steel. It’s an artistic piece that really pops out at you and is something different in the repetitive vaping world. The top-fill is like we’ve seen before with cleanly machined threads top to bottom. When removing the top cap, you have two large fill slots and can dump your eJuice straight from the bottle to fill the 4ml capacity tank.
The rebuildable and interchangeable deck system is executed phenomenally with the XL-C4 premade coil head that has Red LED lights illuminating out the airflow holes every time you fire and can handle every bit of the 215W range. The XL1 single and XL2 dual coil decks have 19.8mm of building space, easy to wick and come preinstalled with a couple flawless variations of Clapton coils. Both decks needed some coil adjustments (more on that later), are 3mm inside diameter coils and are decks are PEEK insulated to assist with heat and durability. If you’re a coil builder or a building aficionado, you’re going to love the IJOY Limitless XL Tank build decks! And if you simply want a great performing Sub-Ohm Tank, the option is there for you too.
The Direct-to-Coil Fan-styled airflow control ring is very innovative, functions great and looks amazing. When turned clockwise, you’re opening three 8mm tapering to 6mm x 3.5mm openings right out the bottom of the tank. The airflow is silky smooth and I can take huge pulls without any violent spitting or excessive heat; it’s a perfect balance between too much and not enough airflow. There’s plenty of tension so when closing the airflow ring, sometimes the tank will loosen from the mod but only occasionally. The edges are sharp and only a concern for me when assembling and disassembling the tank, not during day to day use.
The 13mm ID wide bore drip tip is very comfortable to vape on and tapers down to 9.8mm, giving you direct lung vapor straight from your coils. IJOY and Limitless also includes an additional top cap, giving you the option to run the Black 9.9mm ID Delrin drip tip that’s also included or your own 510 compatible drip tips. The Brass 510 pin can be adjusted from inside the base before screwing in a deck or coil. The 510 connection threading isn’t painted, leaving the buttery smooth threads exposed for better conductivity; a great example of the attention to detail shown by both companies. The IJOY Limitless XL Tank doesn’t sit flush on most mods because of how the airflow ring is designed. Normally this would be a negative but by doing it the way they did makes adjusting the airflow ring much easier. Even on recessed 510 connection devices like the WISMEC Reuleaux Box Mods, having access to the airflow is critical and they accomplished it successfully.
The XL1 came installed with an exotic single coil which I believe to be a Woven Clapton (dual parallel Clapton wires wrapped together with ribbon wire but correct me if I’m wrong). I was getting an ‘Atomizer Short’ message so after spacing the wraps a bit more everything was good to go. There’s plenty of space to trap your coil leads between the post notches but with large builds, the Philips head screws like to force the lead outward. Reading at 0.3Ω, the coil looks amazing when fired up and glowing. After feeding the coil with cotton, insert the ends into the 3.2mm x 5.5mm holes, not too tight but make sure there’s enough cotton to cover the hole entirely and the large 7mm x 2.8mm wicking slots will soak the cotton no problem. I purposely used extra cotton to see how well the wicking would perform and I never got a burnt, dry hit or any leaking at all. Once vaped, the resistance liked to bounce around from 0.3Ω all the way up to 0.5Ω, not out of control but was noticeable more once heated up. At 70W, I got some of the cleanest tasting, smoothest pulls from a single coil I’ve ever experienced, especially in a Sub-Ohm/RTA Tank! Nice warm vapor and after the cotton needed to be changed, I dry-burned the coil and restored it back to new. I was very impressed with the XL1 deck and will be using it often.
IJOY Limitless XL Tank RTA
The XL2 deck has preinstalled dual Fused Clapton’s that almost look polished they are so clean. Dual 6.8mm x 3.8mm oval shaped openings that feed airflow from underneath straight up to each coil provide ample airflow to maximize cloud output. There are four juice canals that you place your wicks over and the cotton receives juice from two large 11.9mm x 2.7mm wicking slots. The post holes are 3.5mm x 2.5mm, so rebuilding with any size wire or coil is a piece of cake. I noticed the screws weren’t tightened down enough (a mini screwdriver is included in the box) since I was getting a ‘No Atomizer’ error code on my mod. After buttoning everything up, the coils read in at 0.2-0.25Ω. Just a side note, don’t stuff the cotton ends into the juice canals. Simply place the ends of your cotton right on top of the holes remembering to cover the entire area. Leaking was never an issue for me and not even one dry hit. At 100W is where the Fused Clapton’s go to work! Nothing but flavorful, warm to hot vapor with no excessive heat from the drip tip but the tank did get quite hot in triple digit wattage. The spit back was non-existent and the plumes of vapor were impressive to say the least. Huge flavor + huge clouds = a fun vape experience!
And now to the premade coil, the XL-C4 0.15Ω Light-up chip coil. Running high wattages is what I love to do so seeing that the coil could potentially handle over 200W I knew I was in for a treat. The first thing I noticed is the small LED light strip attached in between the coil and bottom plate. Once attached to a device and fired, it omits Red LED lights out the bottom of the airflow holes. I can appreciate the whole stepping out of the box attitude, trying to create something new to set itself apart from the competition, but is it really necessary? Probably not but is still pretty darn cool. One thing I noticed when you tighten the coil down and put the tank together, the XL Coil Cover blocked every single one of the wicking holes. At first I thought this would be an issue but never once did I have wicking problems or dry pulls.
The four individual 3.8mm ID Clapton coils in their own chamber (similar to the TFV8 Octuplet coil head) are fed plenty of air from four large air holes from underneath the coil. The four 7.5mm x 2.2mm wicking slots provide plenty of juice when you need it most; at 215W! No need to prime the coil too much, the wicking does an excellent job keeping everything saturated. Very little break in time was needed and within a few pulls I was already getting great flavor. Anything under 100W, the vapor was cool and flavorful but I started to see the true magic around 125-150W. Of course, I took the coils all the way to the max 215W and it could handle every ounce I threw at it. Obviously the vape, tank and drip tip all got very hot pretty quickly, but I had to do it especially when companies claim something like an outrageous wattage, I’ll give it to you straight. No spit back, gurgling or any other madness that happens at high wattage occurred with this coil head. The replacement coils come at a premium but the flavor and vapor production might justify spending the extra doe.
IJOY Limitless XL Tank – The Wrap Up
A couple little issues that I need to share. Be careful with the sharp edges of the airflow ring when assembling and disassembling the tank. I didn’t have any problems during daily use but I did manage to cut myself pretty good when trying to loosen the base. To be expected, the tank gets very hot at high wattages. I vaped consistently over 140W and at points I had to space my vapes accordingly because the glass got scorching hot. Lastly, you’ll get a lot of condensation around the 510 connection and on top of your device. Since the airflow holes are directly exposed to your mod, a lot of condensation will build up quickly, more so with the RBA decks than with the coil head. But all in all, I had so much fun testing, using and pushing this tank to its limits and nothing above would prevent me from buying another one in the near future.
IJOY Limitless XL Tank Final Grade – A
“Having three different options from light-up coil heads to two RBA build decks and enough accessories to customize your vaping experience, the IJOY Limitless XL Tank a winner, winner, chicken dinner! Only $29.95 at Element Vape and you can own this amazing well-rounded Atomizer! I’ve finally found a perfect match for my IJOY Limitless LUX Box Mod and together perform like a championship team should. It’s going to be hard to compete with the versatility and performance of the IJOY Limitless XL!”