Intro and Specs for the Freemax Fireluke 2
When is a sub-ohm tank not a sub-ohm tank? When it’s a work of art. Yeah, I just wrote that, and I’d do it again. For the last few years, after using hundreds of tanks and RTAs, only a handful still get regular use. And more than one of them have “Freemax” written on the side. The latest gem in my collection? The all-new Freemax Fireluke 2 – a shining example of how to do this whole “vaping thing” correctly.
I feel like I’m spoiling the ending, so let’s start with the particulars and I’ll get back to you in a few scrolls of the mouse.
The FreeMaX FireLuke 2 Mesh Sub-Ohm Tank implements the new Tea Fiber FireLuke M Coils with 5mL maximum capacity, dual slotted bottom airflow, and push-to-open top-fill mechanism. The FireLuke 2 Tank features a 5mL maximum eJuice capacity, easily accessible via top-fill for ergonomic access. The key achievement lies within the new updated FireLuke Mesh Coils, now introducing a new Tea Fiber cotton while maintaining the high-level performance mesh design, optimizing for flavors. Equipped with two large bottom slotted airflow, the FireLuke 2 represents a sensational upgrade to the original for a sensational vape.
Freemax Fireluke 2 Specs:
- 24mm Diameter
- 5mL Max Juice Capacity
- Superior Stainless Steel Chassis Construction
- Slide-to-Open Top-Fill Design – 8.5mm by 2.8mm Fill Port
- Fill Port Vent Hole – Prevents Positive Pressure Build-Up
- Dual Slotted Bottom Airflow Control – 11mm by 3.5mm
- FreeMaX Fireluke M Coil Family
- Introducing New Tea Fiber Cotton
- 15ohm TX1 Single Mesh Coil – 40-90W
- 2ohm TX2 Dual Mesh Coil – 40-80W
- Anti-Spitback Widebore 810 Drip Tip
- Gold-Plated 510 Connection
Freemax Fireluke 2 Contents:
- 1 Freemax Fireluke 2 Tank
- 1 0.2ohm TX2 Mesh Coil
- 1 0.15ohm TX1 Mesh Coil
- 1 5mL Spare Glass Replacement
- 1 O-Ring Replacement
- 1 User Manual
Initial Impressions and Aesthetics
I’d love to tell you that the Fireluke 2 is a drastic departure for sub-ohm tank design, but that would be a lie – we’ve kinda reached the point of diminishing returns when it comes to tank innovation, folks. But, that doesn’t change the fact that the Fireluke 2 is a damn attractive atomizer, with a series of unique paint jobs and cutout patterns. It’s not original, but it’s shiny, well-machined and looks good on just about any vape mod.
Depending on your preferences, you might have the same reaction I did to the tank – it’s awfully small by 2019 standards. With a 24mm base diameter and 5mL max capacity (WITH the extended bubble tank) there’s definitely a reserved feel about the dimensions. But what would you rather have, a large tank that tastes mediocre? Or a smaller tank that delivers weeks upon weeks of enjoyment on a single coil? Yeah, we feel the same way.
One special shout out goes to the Fireluke 2’s anti-spitback drip tip. From what I can tell, it narrows on the way down, which manages to do EXACTLY what the name says. I can’t explain the physics or the reasoning, but the Fireluke 2 never once gurgled or spit any hot e-liquid back into my mouth. It’s the small things that separate the wheat from the chaff, and for that we are thankful.
Standout Features of FireLuke 2
The Fireluke 2 comes with a pair of similarly awesome mesh coil heads, the TX1 and TX2, reading at 0.2 and 0.15 ohms, respectively. Are they dramatically different? Not in the slightest. But man ALIVE do they work. Both coils gave me nearly three weeks (that’s 21 days, folks) of stunning flavor clarity and dense, rich vapor production. I know we say how much coil tech has improved in the last few years, but once again Freemax is head and shoulders above the competition.
In fact, I’m going to say what sub-ohm tank enthusiasts have wanted to hear for years – the line between RDA and sub-ohm tank flavor is now seriously blurred. Fight me on this if you prefer, but the Fireluke 2 coils are beyond impressive, and frankly, there are few (if any) competing tanks offering anywhere near this level of performance.
This latest batch of coils features something called Tea Fiber cotton – don’t ask me where it comes from or how it works. Just know that these are the best coils we’ve tried this year – a year that has seen some seriously awesome sub-ohm coils come across our desks.
And in a nice surprise, the TX coils aren’t all that thirsty, so you won’t notice the diminished capacity nearly as much as you might think. Plus, in an even nicer development, the Fireluke 2 coils are cross-compatible with the original Fireluke Mesh tank, adding even more value to a RIDICULOUSLY generous sub-ohm offering.
Vaping the Freemax Fireluke 2 Tank
– Unlike most tank coils which overstate wattage capabilities to add implied value to a product, the suggested 40-90 watt range for these heads is spot on. At 40 watts, both coils delivered cool but flavorful draws with wispy but abundant vapor. At the top end of the range, the coils were much warmer and more productive, without any loss in flavor clarity. Moving beyond this range saw reduction in flavor, but increased vapor, without scorching. (Note: We don’t recommend doing this, but wanted to highlight the coils’ durability.)
Flavor and Wattage
– At 60-70 watts, the coils reach an ideal balance of flavor and vapor without negatively affecting coil life.
– The stainless steel frame never once gets hot or uncomfortable, even when pushing the tank to its wattage limits – a major plus for anyone tired of scorched lips.
– Unbelievable flavor
– Impressive coil longevity
– Surprisingly low juice consumption
– Limited 5mL capacity
– Fairly oddball color choices
– No other cons… seriously, buy this tank
Do we really need to belabor this? Do you not realize that the Fireluke 2 is currently sitting atop our best sub-ohm tank list? Well, if you still need some convincing, know that the Fireluke 2 retails for a mere $24 (and we’re pretty sure Element Vape has it WAY cheaper) – this is an unbelievable value for one of the finest sub-ohm atomizers we’ve ever used.
Why are you still reading? Just buy the thing now and thank us when it arrives.