I think the Geekvape Zeus X RTA is a decent looking tank. I like the subtle branding on it. It’s not crazy. I think they did a nice job designing this tank. We’re going to give it 3.5 stars.
BUILDING & WICKING
I already touched on this before, pretty easy to build and wick. I think the ports where you stick your cotton in are a little bit on the tight side. I would suggest that you give it a little bit of a comb out. Otherwise, the Geekvape Zeus X RTA is pretty easy to build and wick. I got to give it a solid 4 stars.
I got to tell you, the Geekvape Zeus X RTA is a pretty solid performer, I get a nice, flavorful vape. It’s a cool vape, but we have to put that in perspective because it’s a mesh tank. I do like the Ni80 strip a lot better than the Kanthal strip. I think it hits a little harder. I think it ramps up a little faster. I think I get a little bit more heat. In the performance department, we’re going to give it 3.5 stars.
That’s where the Geekvape Zeus X RTA is kind of right in the middle and let me explain. I’ve been seeing it from $28-35. What I mean by it’s right in the middle is I think it’s a little better than the Profile Unity, I don’t think it’s as good as the Kylin M. So if you get it in under $30 range, I think it’s a pretty good value. It’s not bad. $35 for this isn’t terrible either. In the value department, we’re going to give it a solid 3.
We’re going to add all these stars up, we’re going to come up with a total of 14 stars. We’re going to take those 14 stars, and we’re going to divide it by four. And that is going to give us an average score of 3.5 stars, which is a full point above what I consider average. And you know what, I think that’s a very fair score. Like I said, I think it’s a little better than the Profile Unity. I don’t think it’s quite as good as the Vandy Vape Kylin M. It’s right there in the middle.
Let’s get into the pros for the Geekvape Zeus X RTA
- Plenty of Extras: You get an extra ceramic block, you get extra springs, you get extra o-rings, you get a 510 drip tip adapter, you get an extra drip tip. They did a good job with the extras. You get four strips, two of each that I showed you. They just did a really nice job packaging the Geekvape Zeus X RTA. I got to give them props for that.
- Wicks Well: So far, the Geekvape Zeus X RTA wicks very well, no dry hits yet.
- Nice Build Quality: The Geekvape Zeus X RTA has good machining.
- Capacity: I like the 4.5ml capacity of the Geekvape Zeus X RTA.
- Smooth Airflow: The Geekvape Zeus X RTA has smooth airflow and it’s top airflow. So you people that are afraid of leaking are really going to enjoy that. Let me show you what I’m talking about wide open. Pretty smooth, a little bit loud, but nothing crazy. Here it is halfway close. Halfway close, it actually gets a little smoother.
- Good Flavor: The Geekvape Zeus X RTA has good flavor for a top airflow tank. I vaped it at 60W with the Farmer’s Daughter juice. Nothing wrong with it, I’m getting a nice and cool, but flavorful vape. Like I said, if you like mesh, you’ll probably like the flavor on this.
- Block in the Middle: I liked the block they put in the middle, it seems like their spring is a lot stiffer than say, a Profile Unity or a Kylin M. And I like the fact that the Geekvape Zeus X RTA has a stiff spring. I’m going to give them a pro for that.
- 4 Mesh Strips in the Box: I want to mention it again; 4 mesh strips in the Geekvape Zeus X RTA box. That’s a huge pro.
- Modular Deck: I like the fact that the deck of the Geekvape Zeus X RTA is modular. You can take this deck and swap it out with your regular coil Zeus X, that’s a big pro.
Let’s get into the cons for the Geekvape Zeus X RTA
- Phillips Head Deck Screws: They just suck. I don’t like Phillips head deck screws on the Geekvape Zeus x RTA. I would have even preferred flat over these Phillips heads. These Phillips heads, they’re trash. They’re not good screws.
- Block Isn’t Spring Loaded: The block of the Geekvape Zeus X RTA should have been spring-loaded when you unscrew it. It’s a big con. It’s something that should have been done. I don’t like it.
- Very Airy: The Geekvape Zeus X RTA is very, very airy. It definitely dilutes the flavor. It’s bad enough that it’s top airflow. I understand that it had to go that way because it’s mesh. But to make it this airy, really dilutes the flavor. I would recommend you cut that airflow down at least half way, if you want good flavor.
- Wicking Ports: I’m not a fan of comb-outs, I very, very rarely do comb-outs, I didn’t do a comb out in the tutorial that I did for this Geekvape Zeus X RTA review. It wicked fine the way I wicked it on camera. But the next time I wicked it, I did a comb out. I tried something a little different and it actually worked a lot better and I was able to run the strip at a higher wattage. So I think those wicking ports are a little bit on the tight side. I would have liked to have seen them bang them out a little bit.
- Aftermarket 810 Drip Tips Fits Loosely: I do like the fact that The Geekvape Zeus X RTA is a 810 drip tip. My problem with it is all my aftermarket 810 drip tips fit in there very loose. They’re not snug at all. That’s got to be a con.
- In-kit Drip Tip is Too Short: The drip tip that they provided with the Geekvape Zeus X RTA kit is just way too short. Thank god the tank doesn’t get hot. I just wish it was a little longer. I hate those low profile drip tips.
- Cool Mesh Vape: Listen, you guys know I say it all the time, every mesh video I do. Mesh is inherently cool. It’s very flavorful, but it’s not for everyone. If you like that cool mesh vape, you’re going to love the Geekvape Zeus X RTA. If you don’t, then stay away from it.
So that’s it on the cons, no real deal-breakers.
What’s up, Insiders? DeucesJack at Vaping Insider. Today, we’re going to be going over another mesh tank.
That’s right. For all you people that enjoy those cool mesh vapes, I’m talking about the Geekvape Zeus X.
From Top To Bottom
Here’s the Zeus X RTA right there. You can see right off the jump, top airflow, most mesh RTAs are top airflow. Nice drip tip, kind of digging it. It’s a little low profile for me. You can see, the tank does taper up and there’s a little platform there. So maybe not all goon style drip tips will look good on this. The weird thing about this is it’s really not a goon style drip tip because most of my goons fit very loose in there, while this one fits snug. It’s almost a proprietary drip tip, as far as I’m concerned. I’ve tried like four or five different goons on it, and they’re all loose. Every 810 drip tip I put in here is loose. So that’s a bad job, Geekvape. I don’t know what you were thinking.
You can see, top airflow right here, stoppers on both ends. Cyclops style top airflow. Nice roughness over here, let you get a grip. In order to pop that top cap off, half a twist.
Nice big fill ports. I do like that. If you look right here, you see that? See that little knob right there? That’s what allows you to lock this down with half a twist. So I do like that. A little bit a geek vape branding over here. Not too bad. Definitely on the subtle side. Bubble glass comes pre-installed, you get a straight glass as a spare. On the bottom here, you can see it says Zeus X mesh. It’s serialized as well, designed by Geekvape, you can see. Gold plated 510, insulator ring around it. stainless steel threading around that.
Let’s take a look at the deck of the Zeus X. Pop that deck open. Threading seems to be okay, nothing great. And now you can see how the airflow works. It slides down here and hits the mesh. Now you can see this part. See this. This part comes out. And I’ll show you that in a minute. You can see, there is some type of semi-conical design there. You do have that Zeus emblem on the barrel, as well as some Zeus branding on the barrel. But again, it’s very subtle. So here’s how that works. This chimneypiece goes on there. So the airflow slides down the barrel through here and hits the side of your strip. Not a bad looking design. Let’s see how it actually vapes, though. This does come off.
Now let’s look at the deck of the Zeus X. spring-loaded ceramic piece here. You have Philips head screws right here. Here is your nice wicking port, they look to be nice and big. When you take your Philips head screwdriver and you back off the clamps, you’ll see, they don’t open. You have to open them manually. There’s no spring load on the clamps. You got to kind of have to pull them to the side. That’s a bad job, Geekvape. Everybody else is making spring-loaded decks like this. Why can’t you guys do that? It’s not a big, big deal, but it would be nice if that block back off when you turn the screw. Here is your spare straight glass. There is your spare Ultem drip tip. In the box, you get some Kanthal mesh 0.2ohm. You also get some Ni80 mesh, 0.17, with some cotton strips, with aglets on the end. You also get a coil bending tool, a spare block, some spare springs, some spare o-rings, a tri tool, some spare deck screws as well. I think I covered everything.
We’re going to try the Ni80 mesh first when we build this. Let’s take our Ni80 strip out of the bag. And let me show you how to build this thing. First thing you want to do, you want to get this little bending rod right here.
You want to take your strip and you want to bend it right across that, just like that. Just to give it some shape, a general shape. Your coil or strip should look something like that. Now you want to take your pre-bent strip, and you want to make sure these blocks are back because you don’t want to slide it in between here on accident.
And what you want to do is you want to slide your strip right in between those blocks, and you kind of want to hold it in place a little bit with your finger, just like so.
And then let it, give it a tighten down, and then do the same thing on the other side. You’ll feel the tension on the strip once you tighten it down. And now, your atomizer should look something like that.
Now, at this point in time, you can give it a quick dry fire, just to get any oils that may have been on your finger, off of the actual strip, not a bad practice to get into. Now what we want to do is we want to wick this thing. So the way to wick it is you take your little aglet part here, kind of get in there and push that spring down. Then you take your cotton, while you’re pushing it down, you kind of pull it through.
It’s like a push and a pull Push and pull. And it’s got to be tight. Don’t worry about it being tight. You want the mesh to be very tight because if there are any parts of this strip that are not touching the cotton, you will get the nastiest dry burn of your life. Let me show you how I’ve been cutting my cotton for mesh RTA. I like to give two cuts. I like to give a diagonal cut, right across and down, just like that.
Then I turn it around. And I do the same thing. Diagonal, across and down, just like so. Then I like to go right up to the base and cut it across. Same thing over here, right up to the base, cut it across. To me, that’s the best way I found to work on most mesh RTAs. Now you want to take your cotton, you want to make sure you get it in there.
Get it in there nice and gently. Don’t stuff it. You don’t want it to be stuffed. You want it to be very loose. Very, very loose. See how nice and loose that is? That’s how you want it. Same thing on the other side. Try to get that bottom part first. Take your time, we’re in no rush here. This isn’t a contest. You just want to make sure you wick it right. Get all that cotton in there, nice and tucked, just like that.
Juice we’re going to be using today is Johnny’s Juice Farmer’s Daughter. This is like a peach orange type of juice. Really, really good stuff. If you haven’t tried Johnny’s Juice yet, go check him out on Facebook. So now what we’re going to do, and this is very important, don’t be cheap with the juice. When you first start putting your juice on the cotton, you want to make sure you use a lot.
Don’t be cheap with it. There’s a lot of cotton in there. You want to make sure you get that cotton fully, fully saturated. So just be aware of that. Now if you want, you can give it a quick dry fire. See if you got vape. You can see we got plenty of vape. Work that juice into there. Heat it up a little bit, work that juice in there. And make sure it’s nice and wet. Once that’s all done, we’re going to take our chimney piece and we’re going to pop it on as well. Just like so, just like that. Now we’re going to take our top piece, we’re going to put that on.
We’re going to make sure it catches, and once it catches, we just screw it right down. There it is now, all assembled. Now we’re going to take the top cap off, half a twist.
And now we’re going to take some of our Farmer’s Daughter, and we’re just going to load it up, get that juice in there. Once it’s filled all the way to the top. We’re going to take our top cap, snap it down, half a twist,
and now we’re properly wicked, juiced and ready to vape.
Let’s get into some of the specs on the Geekvape Zeus X Mesh tank.
- Dimensions: 25 x 47.8mm.
- Drip Tips: 810 or 510
- Mesh Deck: Spring Loaded
- Juice Capacity: 4.5ml
- Strips: 4 strips included in the kit (2 Ni80 at 0.17ohms + 2 Kanthal strips at 0.20ohms)
- Colors: Gunmetal, Stainless Steel, Blue, Red, Black, Gold, Wine, Red, Green, Rainbow
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And that’s it, Insiders. That’s all I got for you guys today. We’re going to see you guys on the next one. Make sure now more than ever, that you keep living at vape life. We’re out of here. Deuces.
- Plenty of Extras
- Wicks Well
- Nice Build Quality
- Smooth Airflow
- Good Flavor
- Block in the Middle
- 4 Mesh Strips in the Box
- Modular Deck
- Phillips Head Deck Screws
- Block Isn't Spring Loaded
- Very Airy
- Wicking Ports
- Aftermarket 810 Drip Tips Fits Loosely
- In-kit Drip Tip is Too Short
- Cool Mesh Vape