VOOPOO’s latest stock coil mesh tank, promises to change the game, let’s find out if it holds up to its claim.
This product has been sent with the kind generosity of VOOPOO for the purpose of review. The thoughts that you find below are mine and are no way influenced by the fact that this was gifted.
There have not been any dramatic changes in stock coil tanks, for some time. Yes, there have been mesh coils, single, twin, treble, quad, and more coils within the stock coil itself, but the design has stayed relatively the same. Then once in a while, someone decides to change things, sometimes for the better, sometimes not. In the instance of Voopoo with their new Middle Adjustable Airflow Tank or MAAT for short, they decided to quite literally turn things upside down.
What’s in the box?
The VOOPOO MAAT is available in Black, Stainless Steel, and Rainbow colour schemes.
Firstly the MAAT boxing I received is a lovely simple white box, NON-TPD, with the usual social media branding on the side, QR code for technical support. On the back of the packaging, we have the description of the contents, usual health warnings. Which colour version, in this case, stainless steel, and the scratch and check authenticity.
|4ml Standard Edition||2ml TPD Edition|
|1x MAAT Tank(4 ml) ||1x MAAT Tank(2 ml) |
| 1x MT-M2 0.2ohm Coil (Pre-installed) || 1x MT-M2 0.2ohm Coil(Pre-installed) |
| 1x MT-M1 0.13ohm Coil|| 1x MT-M1 0.13ohm Coil|
| 1x Glass Tube 2 ml || 1x Glass Tube 2 ml |
| 6x Sealing O-Ring|| 6x Sealing O-Ring|
|1x User Manual||1x User Manual|
Inside the box, you are greeted with the tank itself, fitted with the dual coil MT-M2 0.2Ω. The spare o-rings are bagged together with the single coil MT-M1 0.13Ω. The 2 ml glass tube and further down underneath the remaining packaging we have the little user guide.
Upon first handling the MAAT, you get an easy reassurance that this is a tank that will last. The MAAT has the essence of an industrial feel to it, which I love. Looking and feeling sturdy, practical, and is in particular beautifully milled piece of stainless steel.
The airflow control is hexagon in shape, slightly protruding away from the middle of the tank making it extremely easy to use. Sliding beautifully around the MAAT’s airflow makes it possibly easier for those who have difficulty with the hands like myself or in Winter wearing a thick pair of gloves on.
On taking the coil out I got excited, the doming inside of this tank looks fantastic. My expectations at this point for the MAAT is high but reserved. The coil itself sits lower in the tank which helps create the reserve vape liquid. The reserve is a small amount of juice left in the by the underside of the coil. The theory being, you will top it up before you take another pull when you can not see any more juice.
Now I hate bubble glass but to be fair, I think the 4 ml glass suits the MAAT, seemingly in-keeping to its design. The extra capacity with a mesh coil is probably a bit of a must. So if you do get the 2 ml TPD version you might want to hunt around for a 4ml glass tube from non-TPD compliant countries.
The top cap itself releases via a button, which pushes in easily opening up ready for you to refill. The mechanism itself is responsive and has a most satisfying mechanical sound to it. The mechanism is still as responsive and has not failed once. I like this design gone are the days with the top opening in your pocket and flooding out.
The drip tip is sadly proprietary but then again I have not felt a need to change the drip tip, but it is always nice to have the option.
Dimensions – How big is yours.
The many stainless steel element of the MAAT is roughly 28 mm in diameter with the bubble glass or 24.5 mm for the TPD straight tube glass version, weighing an approximate 76 g. The MAAT has a height of approximately 58 mm, which should sit on a fair amount of mods without any overhang.
Is it a tight one SIR!
Interestingly the airflow changes quite drastically with the various coil options.
*Point of note; the guide that I received does not mention pre-soaking the coils. I would advise strongly that you do, just drop some vape juice down the coils laying it horizontal and rolling it in your fingers so that it evenly soaks up your juice. The nice thing with these VOOPOO coils are you can look at the bottom of the coil and see if the cotton is dry or becoming saturated which is handy,
The MAAT’s MT-M2 0.2Ω – The pre-installed twin mesh coil has probably the most airflow out of the three coils currently available. The airflow is nice and smooth, but wide open you lose a bit of the flavour so I prefer it half closed which is normally where I have most of my setups.
The MT-M2 0.2Ω coil gives a good general flavour spectrum, it’s an all-rounder. The coil gives a good level of fruit flavour while losing some of those creams and custards notes. I actually started to break this coil in at 45W and I could have left it there, most of the juices I was particularly vaping seemed to like being around 48-55W so don’t be afraid to go low on this coil, you might well be pleasantly surprised. Especially when you start getting good flavour after the first 2 – 4 vapes.
Onto the MAAT’s MT-M1 0.13Ω – I set this wide open expecting it to be like a wind tunnel with its big single mesh coil, In truth its the opposite, wide open it feels slightly looser than halfway on the MT-M2, giving a super smooth vape.
The MAAT’s MT-M1 0.13Ω – OMG tried this out with some of Prime Vapes Custard Slice, thinking I’ll be lucky. Then around the 3rd vape, the flavour hit me. Damn, that’s a great vape. Guess what? yep, I’ am at 45w and still breaking the coil in. Flavour keeps getting better and better as I up the wattage bit by bit.
Now lastly the MT-M3 0.17Ω – Not supplied as standard. The MT-M3 is the triple coil for the MAAT tank and has the tightest draw and brings out some higher notes of fruit flavours, and I prefer the MT-M3 for fruit vapes. I did experience some pre-dry hits to start with on the MT-M3 but seems to have dissipated, so I would suggest taking it extra slow with this coil until is truly broken in.
VOOPOO’s suggested wattage rating for the Middle Adjustable Airflow Tank.
MT-M1 0.13ohm Single Mesh Coil (60-85W)
MT-M2 0.2ohm Dual Mesh Coil (55-80W)
MT-M3 0.17ohm Triple Mesh Coil (65-85W)
So what’s my view on the VOOPOO Middle Adjustable Airflow Tank. Is it a game changer? Yes, I think it is, the ease of changing coils from one to another is fantastic. Very little time or effort required. Making the MAAT perfect for those awkward trips where you know you’re not going to be able to faff about too much. Quality is superb and feels like it can endure a lot of abuse. Flavour profile out of the MAAT is delightfully smooth and that custard slice on the MT-M1 is to die for. Certain coils will, of course, be better than another for certain juices. For me, my favourite coils are the MT-M1 followed by the MT-M3.
Now there is not much to talk about the negative elements of this tank, and what there is are small. Condensation build up from the drip tip onto the top fill area. This is over a lot of use mind you and not a huge deal but a point of note. A quick wipe and is gone. If you fill this up quickly with a thick needle nose bottle, you can get an air pocket preventing the liquid in and spills, trick is just go slower. If there is an air bubble just gently you blow on it until it goes away and carry on. I do wish that the refilling hole could have been a little bigger to have helped with this.
Would I buy this tank, yes without a doubt, I did not get on with other mesh coil tanks and was expecting the MAAT to be the same, but it is not. This is without doubt a superb tank.
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