Freemax Marvos T Kit
The Marvos T is a new vape pen style pod kit by Freemax. The Marvos T has the form factor of a vape pen, but with the qualities of a pod mod. It has a pod style tank, not a 510 connector. It also doesn’t take external batteries and instead it has a built in 3000mAh battery. The Marvos T has a maximum wattage output of 80W, 3 power levels, and comes with two DL-oriented coils.
Freemax is responsible for one of the most popular vape pens of all time, the Freemax Twister 80W. They did a lot of things right with the Twister 80W; it was easy to use, reliable, and it looked good too. But perhaps the biggest selling point of the Twister kit was the tank that it came with; the Fireluke 2 tank really delivered on flavor and was enough of a reason by itself to purchase the kit.
Since then Freemax have released just two other vape pens, those being the GEMM kit and the Twister 30W. The Marvos T is a little different from Freemax’s other vape pens (being more like a pod mod), but its purpose seems to be the same: to be an easy to use, flavorful DL device.
Has Freemax released another winning kit with the Marvos T? Find out with me in this review!
- 1 x Marvos T Battery
- 1 x Marvos DTL Pod
- 1 x 0.15Ω MS Mesh Coil
- 1 x 0.25Ω MS Mesh Coil
- 1 x Type-C Charger
- 1 x Warning Card
- 1 x Warranty Card
- 1 x User Manual
- 126mm x 27.3mm
- 4.5ml Pod Capacity
- 80W Max. Output Power
- 2A Fast Charging — Type-C
- Built-in 3000mAh Battery
- Uses Pod-Style tank; No 510 Connector
Design & Build Quality
Just like Vaporesso’s GTX GO 80 and GTX GO 40, the Marvos T is a hybrid vape pen and pod kit. It looks like how you would expect a vape pen to look; you wouldn’t even know that it lacks a 510 connector until you removed the tank.
The Marvos T is 126mm tall and has a tube shaped 27mm diameter body. It’s chunky but I think that it’s still a nice size. It feels natural to pick up and hold and my hand wraps around it nicely and comfortably. The 126.8g weight isn’t exactly light but it’s still enough weight that it feels solid.
The paint on here isn’t really rubberized but it does feel almost soft to the touch. The blue device that I’ve been using is a dark blue with a matte paint finish. So far the paint still looks as good as it did when it came out of the box.
I thought that the Twister 80W looked cool but the designs were, understandably, a bit too busy for some people. The Marvos T does not have that problem. There is a Marvos T logo on the ‘front’ but aside from that the body is plain.
The Marvos T features an airflow control ring with two wide slots. The AFC ring works on a stopper and features knurling that makes it easy to adjust. Like the rest of the device, the knurling is well machined and perfectly done.
There’s not much else to mention about the design of the Marvos T. It’s a simple device with a simple design. Overall, I’m a fan of the design and the build quality is just as excellent as Freemax’s other products.
How to Use The Marvos T
The Marvos T uses Freemax’s FM CHIP 2.0. Freemax says that this chip is supposed to provide “super accurate power output, faster-firing speed, and securer protections”. It can fire up to 80W and comes with a host of safety features.
These protections are: over charge protection, over discharge protection, short circuit protection, low voltage protection, overtime protection, open circuit protection, overload protection, and overheat protection — all things that you want to have in a regulated device.
There are 3 adjustable power output settings. The wattage setting can be changed by pressing the fire button 3 times and the fire button will light up red, blue, or green. The wattage output for each setting will depend on the coil that you are using. I’ve attached the chart from Freemax’s website below:
As you can see, the 0.15Ω coil will fire at 60, 70, and 80W. The 0.25Ω coil will fire at 40, 50, or 55W.
One issue with the Marvos T is that you can’t really check what power level you’re using. When you press the fire button it will light up to indicate your battery charge level, not your wattage level. The only way to know is by pressing the fire button 3 times to change power levels and seeing what the next power level is. For example, if you were using the green power level it would switch to red when you press the power button 3 times. Now you know that you were using the green power level. If there was an easier way to check, for instance by pressing the power button twice, that would have been better.
Pod Tank & Coils
The pod tank that comes with the Marvos T is interesting because it’s inspired by the Fireluke series. When you look at the shape of the Fireluke tanks and compare them with the Marvos pod you can see the similarities.
Included with the kit you get a 4.5ml capacity PCTG pod. This pod has a removable 810 drip tip that can be swapped out for another one of your choice, but I liked it enough to keep it. This drip tip has a V shape to it that is meant to prevent spit back and so far it’s done its job. I haven’t had any spit back so I guess that it works as intended.
In addition to the PCTG pod, Freemax also offers a glass pod (sold separately). It’s a super nice pod. The fact that it is made out of glass really jives with me and I instantly fell in love with using it. The downside is that it’s fragile so you have to be careful with it, but the aesthetics are definitely worth it. Other than the glass construction the two pods are identical and the glass pod also has a removable 810 drip tip.
The pods attach to the battery magnetically and the connection is strong and firm. There are 4 magnets on the underside of the pod and these attach to a metal ring on the inside of the battery portion of the Marvos T. There’s no wiggling or movement when the pod is in and it takes some force to remove it. I’ve dropped the Marvos T (luckily with the PCTG pod) and it stayed attached so the magnets are strong indeed.
A 0.15Ω coil and a 0.25Ω coil come with the Marvos T kit. These coils are made with Freemax’s FM COILTECH 4.0 technology which means that they use military grade SS904L mesh and tea fiber cotton as a wicking material. I used some of these FM COILTECH 4.0 coils in the past when I reviewed the FreeMax Onnix and they were outstanding, so I had an idea of what to expect when I started using the Marvos T.
These coils push fit into the bottom of the pod and go in without a hassle. The fill port is also located on the underside of the pod and is plugged by a rubber bung. The fill port on the PCTG pod is large enough, but the fill port on the glass pod is very narrow and I had trouble fitting non-pointy-tip bottle nozzles. I still managed to fill up without making a mess but the nozzle does not insert into the fill port. If you try to fill up the glass pod with a large tip bottle you’re going to have trouble.
Battery & Charging
Packed into the Marvos T is a 3000mAh battery that charges through Type-C charging at 2A. Battery life will depend on the coil that you use and the wattage level but you can expect to have to charge the Marvos T at the end of the day. You could possibly stretch it to two days if you don’t vape as much and use the 0.25Ω coil at the lowest power output but I found myself charging it each night.
With its Type-C 2A charging the Marvos T charges back up to full capacity in around 90 minutes. While charging the LED in the power button remains red until it is fully charged and at that point it goes out completely to indicate that it’s done charging.
I can’t help but feel that Freemax could have made better use of the LED colors by using something like a red LED for 0-30%, blue for 30-70%, and green for 70%+. My unit is a sample though so this could change for production devices.
I mentioned earlier that I had used some of these FM COILTECH 4.0 coils in the past when I reviewed the FreeMax Onnix and that they were outstanding. These aren’t the exact same coils, but my general experience with them has been more or less the same. For a pod tank, these coils are really something great for flavor and I think that it has a lot to do with the tea fiber cotton.
The 0.25Ω coil works at 40, 50, or 60W. At the lowest power setting of 40W it’s a cool vape with the airflow wide open. The flavor here is still decent though and closing the airflow brings out the flavor a little more.
At the medium power setting of 50W the flavor is increased, as is the warmth of the draw. Restricting the airflow brings out the flavor only slightly and I liked the wide open draw the most as it still has a touch of restriction with this coil.
The green power setting of 60W and open airflow is the peak for this coil. I got the best mix of warmth, flavor, and draw here. It’s an excellent warmth and the flavor is outstanding for a pod tank. Restricting the airflow doesn’t seem to change the flavor at all so you can really find the type of draw that you like best and then run it on the green power setting.
I tested this coil with a 6mg 80 VG ejuice and chain vaped like no tomorrow but still didn’t get a dry hit. The tea fibber cotton does an excellent job of wicking and the flavor is clean and crisp.
The 0.15Ω coil performed quite similarly to the 0.25Ω but with airier and warmer draws at every power level. I didn’t find that the flavor was any better, but the flavor that the 0.25coil delivered was excellent already so it’s fine by me.
At the red power level of 60W the draw is similar in warmth to the medium power level of the 0.25Ω. It’s warm, not cool. Cutting down the airflow seems to mute the flavor so it seems like this coil likes to be used wide open. Not as much airflow variation capabilities here as the 0.25Ω.
The blue power level of 70W is warmer and again, best with the airflow open. Better flavor too but it’s a marginal increase over the 60W setting. At the green 80W level the draw is hot; the hottest draw that you can get from the two included coils. Again, a marginal increase in flavor.
This coil is best used at whichever level you like the warmth the most as the flavor doesn’t get that much better with each power level. Something to keep in mind is that my 80 VG ejuices did struggle with chain vaping at 80W and I started to feel the dry hits coming on. My personal favorite setting for this coil is wide open airflow at the blue power level.
I like that Freemax designed the Marvos tank with inspiration from their Fireluke series tanks. The look of the tank is nice but the flavor is what really stands out. You really can’t go wrong with using either of the 2 coils. However, it’s disappointing that the glass tank is sold separately. I think that it should have come included in place of the PCTG tank but then again, this would have made the entire kit much more fragile.
I think that Freemax has accomplished their goal with this kit. It’s super user friendly and easy to use and that’s really what vape pens are all about. This kit is even easier to use than a traditional vape pen because of the pod tank so that’s just another pro to add onto the long list for this kit.
That’s not to say that there aren’t cons. The LED indicator could be reworked to better indicate your power level, as well as to better show your battery charge level while charging. The 90 minute charge time isn’t the quickest either, but it is what it is.
Overall, the pros for this kit handily outweigh the cons and for new vapers this kit delivers outstanding flavor in an easy to use device. Highly recommended!