Vaping the Innokin Zlide Tube Kit
Since Innokin intended to make this kit as a “one stop” setup, I made the decision to only test it with the companion tank. And that’s probably for the best, since the limited power output would probably struggle to fire most modern atomizers. But, since this is a dedicated MTL rig, 16 watts was more than enough to get the most out of the Z-Coils.
Technically, the kit comes with a “sub-ohm” coil, reading at 0.48 ohms. But don’t be fooled into thinking the Zlide Tube is gonna be cloud-chucking monster. With the lower-resistance coil installed, the direct-wattage tube automatically sets the power to the 16-watt max, while the other 1.2-ohm head tells the Zlide to stay in the 11-13 watt range.
Amazingly, the power difference is noticeable. I suppose with such low overhead, every watt matters. But I can’t remember the last time three watts made such a difference in vape quality. While the higher-resistance coil SHOULD be where this MTL kit shone, it was actually the “sub-ohm” coil that provided the better MTL experience.
With the 0.48-ohm head attached, the Zlide Tube produced surprisingly thick, flavorful vapor. We’ve been vocal proponents of the Z-Coil series before, loving their versatility and cross-compatible nature, but it’s never been more clear that MTL is where these coils sing best.
What we love more is how long the heads last with such moderate, reserved power levels. More than THREE weeks after first receiving the Zlide Tube kit, both of the included heads are still performing like they’re brand new. And believe me, they’ve gotten some use. But no matter how we try to trip them up and find some fault, we can’t. Mouth-to-lung vapers, this is the current gold standard for flavor and durability — don’t let these pass you by.
If there’s ANY complaints to make about such a beginner-friendly rig, it’s that the Zlide Tube’s purported 3,000mAh battery capacity seemed more like 1,000. With only 16 watts of power output, that’s still going to give you a decent stretch of use. But after using the MVP 5’s amazing cell power, I was a little surprised by the relatively weak performance on the Zlide Tube.
- Simple, unadorned exterior
- Fast ramping
- Outstanding companion tank and coils
- Battery life is weak
- No adjustments to be had
- Might be TOO simple and “hands off”