Innokin GoMAX Review – Welcome back to Spinfuel VAPE, Innokin’s North American website! Okay, maybe that’s sarcastic, but man ALIVE have you seen our Innokin coverage lately? But that’s not a bad thing, right? The last item in this recent surge? The pretty damn capable Innokin GoMAX Tube kit.
We’ll get into the disposable tank a bit later, but for now I wanted to get up front and let you know that I, and probably most of you, don’t feel so positive about a sub-ohm tank that functions as a ‘disposable’. The “price” at Element Vape and elsewhere, is just $3.95. It might last 2 weeks or so, but boy, the performance is right up there is the SMOK TF Tank.
The GoMAX Disposable Sub-Ohm Tank bundle is a disposable tank, 0.16ohm Kanthal Plex-3D Coil Option, and features more than enough cotton wicking to create flavor and vapor of much more expensive sub-ohms.
Our only complaint is the obvious one, if you’ve read the site before (hint hint). But let’s take a closer look so you can decide for yourself, starting with the specs…
The Official Word on the Innokin GoMAX
Check out the new Innokin GoMAX TUBE 80W Starter Kit. This vape pen system that is paired with the GoMAX Disposable Sub-Ohm Tank. The Tube features a large 3000mAh rechargeable battery, LED battery life indicator light, and can hold up to 5.5mL of eJuice within the confines of the PTGC Disposable GoMAX Sub-Ohm Tank.
Featuring a simplified single button operation, using the Innokin GoMAX Tube 80W Starter Kit is easily intuitive, firing the large oversized firing button to generate tasty clouds. Surrounding the button is a tri-color LED battery life indicator light, relaying the remaining battery life via specific colored LED lights.
Furthermore, mounted at the top of the vape pen is the Innokin GoMAX Disposable Sub-Ohm Tank, a large 5.5mL refillable sub-ohm tank with integrated mesh coil to provide rapid and even heating within the atomizer to produce the thickest, densest, and most flavorful clouds for a sensational vape.
Innokin GoMax TUBE 80W Vape Pen Mod Features:
- Integrated 3000mAh Rechargeable Battery
- Max Wattage Output: 80W
- Voltage Output Range: 3.3-4.2V
- Resistance Range: 0.13-3.5ohms
- Zinc-Alloy Chassis Construction
- Single Button Operation
- LED Battery Life Indicator Light
- Threaded 510 Connection
- 10S Cut-Off Protection
- Available in Blue Black, Pink Black, Yellow Black, Black Gold, Full Black
Innokin GoMAX Disposable Sub-Ohm Tank Features:
- 29mm Diameter
- 5mL Tank Capacity
- Superior PCTG Plastic Tank Construction
- Sliding Top Fill System
- 19ohm Mesh Plex-3D Matrix Coil
- Grooved and Notched Mesh Coil for Better Wicking and Cloud Production
- Dual Slotted Integrated Adjustable Airflow Control Ring
- Threaded 510 Connection
- Available in Black, Green, Blue, Pink
Innokin GoMax TUBE 80W Vape Pen Kit Includes:
- 1 Innokin GoMAX Tube 80W Mod
- 1 Innokin GoMAX Disposable Tank
- 1 MicroUSB Cable
- 2 User Manuals
Clearly, Innokin got a good bulk rate on plain tube frames, because the GoMAX chassis, fire key and overall design are IDENTICAL to the Zlide Tube we just reviewed. In fact, other than the faded neon gradient paint job, you’d have a hard time telling them apart.
Impressions & Aesthetics of the Innokin GoMAX Kit
Under the hood, things are much, much different. Where the Zlide was a 16-watt max output device, the GoMAX is a much meatier offering, giving users up to 80 watts of direct-voltage power. And for the most part, it delivers… but we’ll get to that in a few paragraphs.
Visually, the GoMAX is a pretty attractive little device, thanks to that gradient paint scheme. Whether or not you like it will come down to how much you like neon colors. Because the color options are loud renditions of green, blue and pink (alongside a solid black option for the more-conservative types).
What makes this even more polarizing is that the included GoMAX translucent, disposable sub-ohm tanks are color matched to whatever neon you choose. I had both green and pink sent to me and while it isn’t my personal fashion sense, Innokin has definitely made a vibrant mod kit here.
Finally, like it was on the Zlide mod, the hexagonal fire key is clicky and responsive, exactly as it should be.
Unfortunately, not all the news is good here. There’s been a mild push of late to introduce disposable sub-ohm tanks to the marketplace, and we’re not entirely behind it. But there have been some decent entries to this growing category. The GoMAX disposable isn’t going to make that list.
The GoMAX Disposable Sub-Ohm Tank
It’s not ALL bad, mind you. The disposable GoMAX features a non-replaceable Plex-3D head inside, which we’ve tested before to pretty good results. But for some reason, the enjoyment is fleeting in these tanks, since the heads only lasted a few days before crapping out entirely.
And that’s not based on one tank, mind you. All four of the test tanks sent to us gave almost identical performance, starting strong with thick vapor and rich flavor, but quickly fading into burnt, dry, wispy output within a couple of days. Keep in mind, this was done using the GoMAX tube – not any other device.
Long story short — if you’re in the market for a disposable sub-ohm tank (which we’re never going to truly understand) shop around a bit before dropping cash on the GoMAX.
Vaping the Innokin GoMAX Tube Kit
One of our biggest complaints about the Zlide kit was the poor performance of the 3,000mAh battery. Well, I don’t know what happened here, but what SEEMED like the same battery turned out some seriously impressive longevity. One rapid charge turned into nearly a full workday of sub-ohm vaping — and that’s under heavy testing conditions.
Since the GoMAX is a direct wattage device, there are no adjustments to be had, leaving the heavy lifting to the internal chipset. But for the most part, the GoMAX registered whatever atomizer I put on top of it and doled out an appropriate level of power. On a rare few occasions, the GoMAX seemed a little underpowered compared to the coil resistance, but overall, I was impressed by the atomizer recognition here.
When using the GoMAX tanks, the kit produced solid, no frills performance, chucking what felt like (since there’s no wattage readout or display) a legitimate 80 watts of power. And it maintained right up until it was time to recharge using the onboard USB slot.
Using other atomizers might have been even more impressive. With a wide range of RDAs and tanks, the GoMAX never faltered, and (other than those few underpowered moments) always seemed to recognize the coil and perform to expectations.
While I missed having the adjustment option, for a basic, beginner sub-ohm rig, the GoMAX doesn’t miss too many steps.
- Strong battery life
- Nice finish and exterior
- Impressive coil recognition
- Neon might not be for everyone
- Might benefit from a little control and adjustment
- Poor coil/tank longevity
Innokin GoMAX Tube and Disposable Tank
Maybe we’re biased. Maybe we’re not evolving. Maybe we’re just crotchety. But in an industry that already produces so many plastics and disposable parts, we just can’t get behind the idea of disposable acrylic vape tanks. But we’d probably be a little more forgiving if the GoMAX tanks performed worth a damn, but they let us down with middling, short-lived performance.
However, with other, more-capable tanks attached, the GoMAX mod offers strong, reliable performance that lasts a lot longer than we’d expect from a pocket-friendly tube device.
The GoMAX kit isn’t without its flaws, but definitely worth a look if you’re in the market. Just leave those tanks aside.