FreeMax GEMM 25W Pod Kit


The FreeMax GEMM 25W Pod Kit. With both tea tree fibre cotton MTL and DTL pods, But does it make a splash in the vast ocean of pods? Lets find out.

This product has been sent with the kind generosity of FreeMax for the purpose of an impartial review.

Furthermore the thoughts that you find below are mine and are no way influenced by the fact that this was gifted.

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Introduction

Boasting new military grade SS903L coils in both MTL and DTL pods. Will the FreeMax GEMM 25W Pod Kit step one foot forward ? Will the battery be sufficient for DTL vaping or will it drop smoke and bug out ? Lets delve into this review and find out.

Available in Blue, Red, White, and Black.

Box Contents

FreeMax GEMM 25W Pod Kit Box Contents
1 x FreeMax GEMM 25W Mod Pod
1 x GEMM 1.0Ω MTL Pod
1 x GEMM 0.5Ω DTL Pod
2 x Replacement Silicone Plugs
1 x USB Cable
1 x User Manual

Packaging

Importantly the packaging for both the FreeMax GEMM 25W Pod Kit and spare GEMM Pods are Trial Production Samples and as such the packaging and the contents may vary slightly.

Featured on the outer cover is a laminated picture of the FreeMax GEMM 25W Pod Kit, matching the colour of the enclosed device. Alongside there is some key features of the kit, and on the top is of course the FreeMax and GEMM logo’s. Additionally on the sides are some social media links, so more logo’s, and a paragraph on health and safety. Moreover on the back are the box contents, and product specifications which is good to see. Furthermore there are contact details, compliance and warning logos. With the scratch and check authenticity checker at the bottom.

Removing the outer cover of the GEMM 25W Pod Kit, reveals the mod section sat neatly and to the side of enclosed pods again sat neatly in the inlay. To the far righthand side is the USB cable in a box. While underneath the inlay sits the spare silicone gaskets which is a nice touch. Furthermore there is the very clear and informative user manual making easy work of getting to grips with the FreeMax GEMM 25W.

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Build quality

The aesthetics for the FreeMax GEMM 25W Pod Kit is definitely going to be a love or hate affair. However the mod itself is a well formed plastic moulding, made from possibly ABS or Polycarbonatye. Regardless of material. it feels solid as a rock in the hand. While most of the edges are crisp and clean, with no marks left from the manufacturing process.

Sadly, there are a few bad joins on the front of the device. While not a huge deal, it does force a question of longevity. How well the plastic will hold up being accidentally dropped is something to be seen.

Stylised with simple and prominent grips on the sides the GEMM Mod has some what of an 1980’s feel to it. While the LED indicator system on the front is extremely easy to read. It further extenuates that feeling of the 1980’s, especially with the red colour of the supplied review sample.

Moreover the fire button is a good size and perfect for thumb firing. Furthermore the fire button is quick to respond and is reassuringly clicky.

When it comes to the 510 connector the milling and cutting is wonderfully clean with the threading super smooth. Furthermore the the 510 has a good throw of approximately 2 -3 mm, and good silicone seals. But the spring feels just a little on the weak side.

Despite being a disposal pod, the FreeMax GEMM Pods are very well manufactured. With no marks or residues left over from the moulding process. Moreover the 510 connector is threaded nicely, and the airflow glides smoothly. Furthermore the coils look nicely made, with sufficient airflow for the enclosed coil.

Dimensions

Dimensionally the FreeMax GEMM 25W Pod Kit stands 121mm tall, 25mm wide (not including the grips) and 24mm from front to back (not including fire button). Furthermore the FreeMax is lightweight, weighing just over 70 grams with a full 2ml of e-liquid.

Functionality

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Like many other starter pod kits functionality is limited on the FreeMax GEMM 25W Pod Kit. Nonetheless after the initial 5 clicks on the fire button. The ability to to change the power supplied to the pod is via three clicks on the fire button and can be cycled through the different outputs.

Additionally the three levels of output, each governed by the pod currently in use. For example indicated by the the “WATT” LED, a green illumination indicates the hardest setting. Naturally this changes as mentioned, so if the pod in use is the DTL 0.5Ω pod the output is 25W. Alternatively if the pod in use is the MTL 1.0Ω pod the output is 15W. See below for a quick guide.

PODSOFTMEDIUMHARD
DTL 0.5Ω Pod15W20W25W
MTL 1.0Ω Pod12W14W15W

Additionally below the “WATT” indicator are the backlit battery level indicators, ranging from 100%, 75%, 50% and 25%. Furthermore the battery indicator only lights a single percentage marker making for a quick and easy read.

Battery Use

Featuring a 1300 mAh internal battery, the FreeMax GEMM 25W Pod Kit is a reasonable sized battery for a starter kit for the MTL GEMM Pod. However, the battery drains fairly quickly when using the DTL GEMM Pod, it could last around half a day to three quarters depending on usage.

Ultimately it’s not an all day vaping device, if vaping with the DTL pod. Nonetheless, as expected the battery performance is improved when vaping with the MTL Pod. Furthermore depending on usage should be plenty for a day.

Charging of the GEMM 25W Pod Kit is via the Micro USB port on the front of the GEMM 25. Whilst charging the battery indicator LED’s light in a kind of elevator fashion, going up the scale.

A nice feature of the FreeMax GEMM 25W Pod Kit is the ability to vape and charge, or to be more accurate pause charging while vaping.

However due to the device being lightweight it can have a tendency to be pulled over by the freshly uncurled USB cable.

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Refilling

The FreeMax 2ml GEMM Pods claim they can be refilled 20 times. While I didn’t measure the amount of times I refilled. Looking at the amount of e-liquid used, it would have been close to the stated 20 refills give or take.

Refilling the FreeMax GEMM 25W Pod Kit is a very easy and quick affair. Simply pull out the silicone gasket and pour your e-liquid. No pod to pull out, and despite being coloured the pod is still quite easy to see the juice level.

The only downside to disposable tanks and pods of this nature is the inherent and integral drip tip. Medium sized e-liquid bottle can be used but only just as the edges of the bottle naturally touches the mouth piece.

Airflow

Regardless of either the MTL or DTL pods the airflow is fully adjustable from plenty of airflow to a tights draw. But here’s the interesting part. While the DTL as expected prefers to be fully open. The best flavour from the MTL is with the airflow just past completely closed. Yep closed.

Now I’m not a fan of a particularly tight draw. But with the airflow just closed, it makes for a good vape. Moreover if you want an either tighter draw keep turning the airflow to an almost 360 and it gets tighter still. Its fair to say most MTL fans would be happy with the airflow of the MTL 1Ω Pod that comes with the FreeMax GEMM 25W Pod Kit.

Protection

A critical element of any vape device is the protection it offers. Not only to the device itself but more importantly the user. Furthermore the FreeMax GEMM 25W Pod Kit offers the following levels of protection:

  • Short circuit protection
  • Over Vaping Protection (10s Timeout)
  • Low Voltage Protection (Over discharge protection)
  • Open Circuit Protection
  • High Temperature Protection
  • Low Resistance Protection

Strangely there is no mention of an overcharging protection.

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Flavour

FreeMax disposable tanks and pods are known for the use of tea fibre cotton. Allegedly giving fast wicking and superior flavour. Without a doubt the break-in time for the FreeMax pods is quick in flavour production, it still needs a good time just sat soaking in to get the best from it. However, when saturated the wicking is superb. Not even when chain vaping at 10s pulls on the MTL pod, can I get a dry hit. Brilliant.

Now while the 0.5Ω DTL GEMM Pod gives a good flavour with some nice fruit profile, it doesn’t come close to the flavour from 1.0Ω MTL GEMM Pod.

MTL is where the FreeMax GEMM 25W Pod Kit’s heart is at. The flavour after leaving the pod to saturate a while, and as I completely forgot to open the airflow. Is simply a surprisingly good vape. It truly excels at a nice fruity vape even with 70VG e-liquids.

I personally preferred to have the airflow half to fully open. Just to allow some of the coolness of the mint e-liquid through. Without a doubt with the airflow just closed, and a long draw takes the vape to another level with the GEMM 1.0Ω Pod.

I cannot say wether the use of “Military Grade” SS904L in the new FM CoilTech 3.1 coils, are behind the vaping experience of the 1.0Ω Pod. Nonetheless it took one step forward, and stood tall.

Niggles

Always a problem with disposable tanks or pods of this type, is the refilling can be a little awkward. With the builtin drip tip sometime getting in the way, depending on bottle type.

Summary

While personally I am not a fan of the aesthetics of the FreeMax GEMM 25W Pod kit. It perhaps could look better in the black or the white versions. However, the kit performs well as a whole and is feels very light to hold in the hand.

But the FreeMax GEMM 25W Pod Kit is definitely one for MTL vaping. With the great flavour from the MTL GEMM Pod, and intern the better battery performance. Most MTL vapers will be happy with the FreeMax GEMM 25W Pod Kit.

Don’t forget to try it with the airflow just closed. It’s bizarre, but in a good way.

This product has been sent with the kind generosity of FreeMax for the purpose of an impartial review.

Furthermore the thoughts that you find below are mine and are no way influenced by the fact that this was gifted.

www.freemaxvape.com

Please note that this article may contain affiliate links which help to fund the Make ‘N’ Vape website.

FreeMax GEMM 25W Pod Kit

$20.99
9

BUILD QUALITY

8.6/10

BATTERY LIFE

8.7/10

EASE OF USE

9.4/10

FLAVOUR - MTL

9.2/10

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Very Good Flavour from 1Ω Pod

Cons

  • Aesthetics - You will love it or Hate it
  • Build Quality of Mod's Plastic Shell Could be better
  • Driptip gets in way for medium sized bottles.

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