There are times when I feel like we should change our grading system from its current format to a simple “yes/no” determination. Not because there’s anything wrong with the format, (A-F) but rather because so many vape products are “just there,” not underperforming, but hardly standing out, either. Add the perfectly capable, totally functional and entirely forgettable Voopoo MAAT to that unfortunate list.
Because to be honest, the MAAT does everything it promises. But if you asked us to define its standout features, it would take us longer than it takes you to read this review. Let’s get to the particulars.
VOOPOO MAAT Sub-Ohm Tank spearheads the first patented Middle Adjustable Airflow Design for a flavor-rich experience, 4mL maximum eJuice capacity, and introduces a new simple plug-and-pull mesh MT Coil Technology. Located at the middle of the MAAT Tank is a middle adjustable airflow ring designed to stop and stem the leaky issues that tend to plague bottom airflow tanks. Instead, the mid airflow creates a chamber to mimic a bottom airflow tank to reduce the issues of leaks within the tank. Measuring in at 28mm, the MAAT Tank can hold up to 4mL of juice within the tank, refilled via spring loaded sliding top fill system, activated by the press of a locking button. Utilizing the new mesh MT Coils, the MAAT Tank vaporizes the juice within the 4mL reservoir with the mesh coil structures to create flavorful clouds, providing a satisfying and rich vaping experience.
Voopoo MAAT Specs:
- 5mm Diameter at Base
- 28mm Widest Diameter
- 4mL Standard Juice Capacity
- Stainless Steel Chassis Construction
- Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
- Spring Loaded Sliding Top Fill System
- VOOPOO MT Coil System – Plug-and-Pull Method
- 13ohm MT-M1 Single Mesh Coil – rated for 60-85W
- 2ohm MT-M2 Dual Mesh Coil – rated for 50-80W
- Plug ‘n’ Play Coil Installation
- Middle Adjustable Airflow System
- Gold-Plated 510 Connection
- 810 Delrin Widebore Drip Tip
- Available in Stainless Steel, Black, and Rainbow
Voopoo MAAT KIT Contents:
- 1 MAAT Sub-Ohm Tank
- 1 0.2ohm MT-M2 Dual Mesh Coil
- 1 0.13ohm MT-M1 Single Mesh Coil
- 1 Spare Glass Tube
- 1 Spare Parts Pack
- 1 Instructional Manual
Initial Impressions and Aesthetics of the Voopoo MAAT
For a 24mm base diameter, 28mm tank diameter and considerable height, the MAAT’s diminutive 4mL capacity is noticeable right from the outset. That’s because the tank’s tall base section and raised airflow gives off the impression of a much larger atomizer. In reality, the MAAT is a fairly standard tank. Kind of like when children dress up to seem older, but it’s clearly obvious there’s some pretending going on…
That doesn’t mean the MAAT is unattractive – it’s perfectly fine and will fit right in with the rest of your increasingly similar sub-ohm tank collection. My rainbow hued test model maintains the oil slick aesthetic without catching the light too assertively.
Perhaps the most interesting visual element is also a functional one – the raised, center airflow ring. Designed to limit any leakage that normally condenses at the bottom of a tank, the smooth-rotating ring does a good job in that department, but also severely limits the capacity of the small tank above it. We appreciate Voopoo’s attempt to eliminate one problem, but they may have created another in the process. Let’s explain in the next section.
The Voopoo MAAT MT Coil System
Unsurprisingly, the Voopoo MAAT has its own set of mesh coils, which are about as common as glass and metal on today’s vape tanks. The proprietary MT series offers three coil options:
- 13-ohm MT-M1 Single Mesh Coil (60 – 85W)
- 2-ohm MT-M2 Dual Mesh Coil (50 – 80W)
- 17-ohm MT-M3 Triple Mesh coil (65 – 85W)
The tank kit only includes the M1 and M2, so we won’t pass judgment on the M3. But, to be honest, it’s probably going to be a lot like the ones I tried, since these two heads were virtually identical, in flavor, in vapor production and in longevity, which was – shock, shock – decidedly average.
Where the coils fail like a foggy Hindenburg is in efficiency. These moderately rated mesh heads (85 and 80 watts, respectively for the two included coils) actually needed MUCH higher wattages to perform.
This is NOT something we’re used to, especially from sub-ohm professionals like Voopoo, but it happened. I averaged 95-110 watts for each of the coils, which improved the flavor tenfold.
What it also did was exacerbate the already thirsty coils to new levels of juice consumption. In my two weeks with the Voopoo MAAT, I never bothered to put my e-liquid bottles away, since I was constantly filling the 4mL tank. We’ve joked about seeing juice levels drop with each puff – it’s never been more obvious than it was here.
Plug N Play Coils
The coils are fine. They taste fine. They fog a room just fine. And I’m sure there are less-efficient ones out there. But none have crossed this desk in a LONG time. And that’s not fine.
One positive to end this section on a good note – the plug-n-play coil replacement is well-implemented and can even be done while juice is still in the tank. (Not that there will ever be much in there for very long.)
Vaping the Voopoo MAAT Tank
I suppose we’ve covered it already, but the Voopoo MAAT tank offers users a solid vape. And a lot of that is due to its name. No, we’re not floored by the name “MAAT” either, but you should know that it DOES mean something. It’s actually short for “Middle Adjustable Airflow Tank” – that center-positioned airflow we mentioned earlier.
Leaks, or the Lack Thereof
Leak-prevention is only part of the story here, though. It also highlights the triple airflow system built within the chamber, which draws air “up and under” the coils, much like you’d see on an advanced RDA. It’s hardly world-beating, but the standout quality of the MAAT is its ridiculously smooth draws. None of the usual gurgle and wind we’ve become accustomed to surfaces here. Instead, you have a higher-wattage device you could theoretically “stealth vape,” if needed.
The flavor, as mentioned, isn’t bad. But it also isn’t proportional to the amount of juice consumed on each and every draw. I even tried to put the MAAT to use as a restricted lung atomizer, in hopes of evoking more flavor per draw, but nothing changed the output. It just gave me moderately flavorful, fairly foggy results that consistently left me wanting more.
– Smooth, quiet draw
– Leak-free airflow ring
– Decent coil longevity
– Excessive juice consumption
– Not nearly enough capacity
– Coils are practically indistinguishable from one another
I hate handing out “C” grades, because most people won’t even consider buying something with that grade. But in reality, “C” means “average.” And no sub-ohm tank in recent memory sits on the line of “average” more than the MAAT. Despite everything working as promised, and no mechanical flaws to be found, there’s simply no reason to consider the MAAT when there’s so many other quality tanks around. Hell, Voopoo themselves made better options than this, two years ago. I suggest shopping around before taking a chance on this one.