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Freemax Twister 30W Kit Review: A More Portable Twister

Freemax Twister 30W

8.3
Design 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Performance 9.0
Flavor 8.0
Coils 7.0
Battery Life 8.0

Pros

  • Wattage adjustment dial works perfectly
  • Small & compact vape pen
  • Simple but nice design
  • Good quality paint
  • Fireluke 22 is a good tank
  • Secure top fill cap
  • Includes two drip tips
  • Lots of airflow adjustment options
  • Good battery life
  • "Leak-proof Mechanism" works like a charm

Cons

  • Weak flavor from MTL coil
  • Micro-USB charging
  • High VG has issues with DL coil

The Freemax Twister 30W is the successor to the extremely popular Freemax Twister 80W. The Twister 30W is a short and low powered vape pen and it comes with the new Fireluke 22 tank. 

This kit caters to both MTL and DL vapers by including a coil for each. It can also be used with regular nicotine ejuices or nicotine salt eliquids depending on the coil that you use.

The Twister 30W can fire at up to 30W and, just like the Twister 80W, it features a dial that you twist to adjust the wattage. All in all, it’s a simple kit. That’s not a bad thing either — some vapers don’t need all the bells and whistles and just want something that works. 

Let’s see how the Freemax Twister 30W Kit performs.

This kit was sent to me by Freemax for the purpose of this review.


Box ContentsFreemax Twister 30W Box Contents

  • 1 x Freemax Twister 30W Mod
  • 1 x Freemax Fireluke 22 Tank
  • 1 x 510 DTL Drip Tip (Pre-installed)
  • 1 x DTL Mesh Coil 0.5ohm 
  • 1 x MTL Mesh Coil 1.5ohm
  • 1 x 510 MTL Drip tip
  • 1 x Extra Glass Tube 2ml
  • 1 x Pack of Extra O-Rings
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 xWarning Card
  • 1 x Warranty Card
  • 1 x User Manual

Specifications

Freemax Twister 30W

  • Height: 78.3mm, Diameter: 22mm
  • 1400mAh Battery
  • 30W Maximum Wattage Output
  • Adjustable Wattage

Fireluke 22 Tank

  • 22mm Base Diameter
  • 3.5ml Capacity
  • 510 Drip Tip

Freemax Twister 30W

  • Freemax Twister 30W 1

Apart from the fact that they’re both tube shaped, the Freemax Twister 30W looks nothing like the Twister 80W. The biggest difference has got to be the size. The Twister 30W is a small vape pen, much smaller than your average. It’s 78mm tall and it has a 22mm diameter so only small tanks are going to fit without overhang.

It looks like Freemax decided to forget the graffiti designs for the Twister 30W because it’s only available in solid colors. I personally really liked the graffiti designs on the Twister 80W so it’s disappointing that they aren’t currently available for the Twister 30W. The colors that they do have are nice, though. The paint seems to be good quality and my unit looks just as good as the day I started using it. 

There isn’t much going on with the design of this vape pen. It’s simple and plain: just a subtle “TWISTER 30W” logo on the front and back side of the mod and that’s it. There are also stainless steel accents for the 510 plate and wattage adjustment dial but otherwise there are no fancy design elements to speak of.

The wattage adjustment dial is neat. It’s firm and makes a click when turned to the next wattage setting. There are deep notches in the dial to make twisting it easier. I’ve been adjusting the wattage a lot just to test out the dial and it hasn’t loosened up at all. 

The fire button is small, square, and made out of plastic. It takes some pressure to activate and doesn’t push too easily that it will accidentally fire. Whenever you press the button, there’s an LED indicator in the fire button that lights up to indicate your battery level. 


Fireluke 22 Tank

  • Freemax Fireluke 22 Tank

The Fireluke 22 Tank looks different from Freemax’s other tanks, in part because it’s much smaller. But somehow it’s still instantly recognizable as a Fireluke tank. The Fireluke 22 has a 22mm base diameter that fits perfectly on the Twister 30W.

With the straight glass attached the Fireluke 22 Tank has a max capacity of 2ml. With the included bubble glass attached the capacity increases to 3.5ml. This tank is meant to be used for DL vaping or for MTL vaping and it comes with two drip tips: a wide bore 510 drip tip and a narrow bore MTL 510 drip tip.

There are notches along the top cap and the airflow control ring that mimic and match the looks of the wattage adjustment dial on the Twister 30W. The notches also aid in gripping the AFC and top cap.

The fill method on the Fireluke 22 is really neat and very secure. It’s push-to-fill style but you have to lift the top cap before you push it back. If you don’t lift the top cap, it won’t open. This system makes it impossible for the top cap to open up in your pocket, but it’s still just as easy to fill.

The airflow control ring has one small slot and three small holes. The airflow can be set to allow air through the slot and holes all at once for DL vaping, or it can be cut down to just the holes for MTL vaping. The holes decrease in size so you can use one hole at a time for slightly different MTL draws.

Freemax Fireluke 22 Tank CoilsThe Twister 30W Kit comes with two coils:

  • 1 x DTL Mesh Coil 0.5ohm 
  • 1 x MTL Mesh Coil 1.5ohm

These coils are built with Freemax’s COILTECH 4.0 formulation, made with SS904L mesh and tea fiber cotton. They push into the bottom of the tank and don’t need to be screwed in. 

These coils are the same formulation as the coils used for the Freemax M Pro 2 and Fireluke 3 tank but they are not the same coils. The Fireluke 22 Tank coils are smaller and not threaded and as a result they are not cross-compatible. 

The most innovative and interesting feature of the Fireluke 22 Tank is its “Leak-proof mechanism”. The holes that feed eliquid to the coil will shut themselves automatically when the coil is pulled out. This means that you can switch coils even with a full tank and no eliquid will leak out.

The 0.5ohm coil is for DTL vaping and rated for 15-30W. Freemax states that this coil is best at 25W and for use with freebase nicotine eliquids from 3-6mg.

The 1.5ohm coil is for MTL vaping and rated for 8-12W. Since the Twister 30W increases in 2.5W increments and the lowest setting is 7.5W, this is essentially rated for 7.5W-12.5W. It’s stated as best at 10W and meant for use with either regular nicotine eliquids from 6-18mg, or nicotine salts from 20-50mg.


Battery & ChargingFreemax Twister 30W 3

The Twister 30W has a built-in 1400mAh battery and 1.5A fast charging through a micro-USB port. It’s not Type-C and not 2A fast charging but I can live with it. The LED indicator in the power button illuminates when you take a draw to indicate how much battery life you have left. There are three colors: green, blue, and red. Green is when the battery is nearly fully charged, blue is mid-charged, and red is nearly dead.

The Twister 30W charges up in approximately 80 minutes. That’s a little lengthy but again, I can live with it. 


PerformanceFreemax Twister 30W 2

The Twister 30W Kit comes with two coils:

  • 1 x DTL Mesh Coil 0.5ohm (Rated for 15-30W)
  • 1 x MTL Mesh Coil 1.5ohm (Rated for 8-12W)

The Twister 30W Kit also comes with two drip tips: a MTL drip tip and a DL drip tip. For each coil, I used the appropriate drip tip. 

The DL 0.5ohm mesh coil comes pre-installed in the Fireluke Tank 22, as does the DL drip tip. This tank offers an airy DL draw that can be cut down to a restricted DL draw by closing the airflow. 

The recommended wattage is 15-30W but at the upper end of this wattage range, 25-30W, I got near-dry hits when using 80VG ejuices. This coil performed much better at 20W with high VG eliquids, but with 60VG and under it performed nicely at 30W. Flavor from this coil is really good but it took a full refill before the flavor reached its maximum potential. Keep this in mind if you use this coil.

I switched to the MTL drip tip when I used the MTL 1.5ohm coil. Freemax says that this coil can be used with either regular nicotine ejuices or nicotine salt eliquids so I tried both. Unlike the other coil, this coil vapes high VG ejuices without an issue. 80VG is no problem for this coil at 12.5W. This coil offers a slightly restricted DL draw with the airflow fully open, but as you close the airflow down it transforms into an increasingly tight MTL vape. 

With just the three airflow holes open I get a very loose MTL draw. With just the smallest airflow hole, I get a tight MTL vape. The flavor from this tank is not as good as the DL coil which is sad because the draw is nice. Regular nicotine ejuices vape good, but 6mg is not quite satisfying enough due to the low wattage. If using regular nicotine ejuices then 9mg-18mg will be much better. Nicotine salts vape just like a pod system with this coil. The throat hit with a 35mg salt is pleasant and satisfying, however the flavor is still lacking. If the flavor was better, then I could see myself using this over a pod vape but as it stands, I’ll have to pass.


Verdict

The Freemax Twister 30W is a good mod for DL vaping but the included MTL coil is not flavorful enough to be worth using. Still, it’s a small and portable vape pen kit that works well for direct lung vaping and the Fireluke 22 Tank is neat. The self closing wicking ports make switching coils smooth, easy, and leak free and the fact that it comes with two drip tips is awesome.

I can recommend the Freemax Twister 30W for a small, direct lung setup. But for MTL vaping, there are better options. If Freemax changes the included coil then it would totally change my opinion, but for now I can’t recommend the Twister 30W for MTL.

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Adam A.

Adam A.

I started vaping in 2013, determined to quit smoking because I knew it was a terrible habit. Many hard years later, I'm smoke-free and feeling better than ever! I love trying as many different tanks, mods, and ejuices as I can get my hands on, but I love sharing my experiences and honest opinions even more! When I'm not reviewing, researching, or writing, you can find me watching tennis, tinkering with coils, or playing with my two mischievous cats.

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