Author: Alisa Yin / Category: Review / Published: May-12-2020
The Geekvape Zeus X Mesh RTA is a new release in the highly acclaimed Zeus range, which is a natural successor to the very popular Zeus X RTA. The previous Zeus X was a dual-coil top-airflow RTA that was easy to build on, never leaked, and capable of producing an insane amount of flavor. Prior to Zeus X Mesh, Geekvape released the Zeus X sub-ohm tank with premade mesh coils for vaping anywhere between 60W to 80W which I also quite enjoyed. Instead of rehashing the same thing, Geekvape has always devoted to reinventing the Zeus X to find new niches.
The Geekvape Zeus X Mesh holds 4.5ml of e-liquid except for the TPD restricted area. The good news is the larger bubble glass can be bought separately. It looks quite the same as the Zeus X RTA. The only thing that has changed from the dual coil RTA is the build deck. Other components are a duplicate of its predecessor. A mesh strip used to be the default wicking material in a rebuildable atomizer. It has been improved and can provide constant flavor. A larger surface area provides rapid ramp-up time and longer lifespan. Keep reading the review to find out if the new Mesh version RTA from Geekvape named after the king of gods, has enough to claim a crown.
Price: £ 35.99 (at NewVaping)
Colors: Black, Rainbow, Gunmetal, Stainless Steel, Red & Black, Wine Red, Green, Gold, Blue
Geekvape Zeus X Mesh RTA Specifications
- Size: 25 x 47.8mm
- E-juice Capacity: 4.5ml
- Drip tip: 510 or 810 drip tip
- Build deck: Modular build deck
- Airflow: Adjustable top airflow
- Coil building: Mesh coil building
Geekvape Zeus X Mesh RTA Package Contents
- 1 x Geekvape Zeus X Mesh RTA
- 1 x N80 mesh 0.17ohm coil
- 1 x KA1 mesh 0.2ohm coil
- 1 x Spare glass tube
- 1 x Spare drip tip
- 1 x Accessory bag
Build Quality and Design of Geekvape Zeus X Mesh RTA
The machining and build quality of the Geekvape Zeus X Mesh is impressive from the O ring tolerances to the threading mechanics. The tank made of stainless steel is 25mm at the base diameter and 28mm at the bubble glass. It fits 4.5ml with an extension bubble glass tube and 3.5ml with a straight glass, which is around the average for this type of RTAs. The face of Zeus is there, and the Zeus logo is still on the barrel and the reverse.
Drip Tip and Top Filling Design
At the top the Zeus X Mesh comes with a very low profile Goon-style Delrin 810 drip tip. It is very short and similar to the Half Moon drip tips, which may be a fault for some people. But I really like this stubby style, which will work fine with O-rings. There is an Ultem drip tip in the box which stands just a bit taller. The top cap uses a quarter twist bayonet-style release mechanism, which is faster and more convenient. The two recessed kidney-shaped fill holes accommodate most of the bottles. The threads are smooth and the knurling around the edges makes refilling a breeze
The Zeus X Mesh RTA utilizes a very smart two-tier airflow structure. This is both top to bottom and side to bottom airflow. The top airflow holes of the chimney direct the air intake to the top part of the coils, and the side airflow holes hit the coils on their sides. There is a removable internal airflow chamber, which has 14 honeycomb-style airflow holes on both sides. The airflow enters through the airflow holes is diverted down inside the fixed inner barrel then comes into the removable inner chimney. The small honeycomb airflow slots will direct and distribute the passage of airflow in a uniform and balanced way. All of the contact surfaces of the mesh coil will receive an even and consistent volume of suppressed airflow for rich, dense, and flavorful vapor.
The rotating airflow control ring allows you to open or close the wide cyclops style holes to ensure massive vapor production. The unique inner chimney section is where the Zeus X Mesh RTA comes into a league of its own. It provides a more concentrated flavor and larger cloud with more restrictive settings. The airflow is very smooth and can be very airy when fully open.
The build deck has had a major change and looks cleaner. It uses a spring-loaded ceramic block mechanic, which is the same as the Wotofo Profile 1.5 mesh RTA. The ceramic block ensures the constant contact between the cotton and the mesh stripe. The clamp is simple to use and very effective.
Building and Wicking of Geekvape Zeus X Mesh RTA
Coil installation is pretty simple and straight forward on the Zeus X Mesh RTA.
How to Install the Mesh Coil:
- Take a mesh stripe and wrap it around the coil wrapping tool, make it in a U-shape
- Unscrew the deck clockwise from the Zeus X Mesh RTA
- Release the clamp screws counter-clockwise to ensure the clamps can move freely
- Carefully tuck one end of the mesh strip into the little vise style clamps and tighten screws clockwise
How to Wick the Geekvape Zeus X Mesh:
The agleted cotton sticks to be extremely thick and dense. It is required to be chopped down quite a bit after running them through the coil. As with any RTA, building, and wicking takes a certain level of understanding and practice.
How to Wick the Geekvape Zeus X Mesh:
- Insert the cotton through one side of the mesh strip while pushing down on the spring-loaded ceramic block
- Trim and rake the cotton gently to remove any uneven areas
- Push the ends of the cotton down into the wicking ports
- Add generous amounts of e-liquid onto the cotton
- Fire the mesh coil at lower wattage output for testing
- Continue to add e-liquid to make the coil fully saturated. Then increase the power output
- Align the tabs with the inner chimney. Screw back the deck onto the RTA counterclockwise
- Remove the quarter-turn top cap to reveal the filling port. Fill the tank with e-liquid
- Close the top cap
As expected, both of the two coils produced much more flavor and vapor. I was enjoying the rich and flavorful clouds. The difference between the two coils is hard to notice. I was receiving a very strong, pure, and consistent taste from the kanthal mesh strip. The distribution of flavor was very impressive. Most importantly, the flavor remained clean and crisp after a period of testing.
Geekvape Zeus X Mesh RTA Review
I am very impressed by Geekvape Zeus X Mesh RTA. RTAs with top airflow are a niche market, but Geekvape has established a tradition for this type of atomizers and introduced some solid performers including the latest one. It is very easy to build on and wick. The wide dual cyclops style airflow ring with a two-tier airflow structure ensures the maximum vapor production and enriched flavor. The flavor I got from it beyond my expectations. If you are in the market for a flavorful RTA, I will highly recommend the Zeus X Mesh. What do you think of the Geekvape Zeus X Mesh RTA? Let me know in the comments!
Pros and Cons of Geekvape Zeus X Mesh RTA
- Good build quality
- Leakproof design
- Consistent flavor after days of use
- Easy to build on even for a novice
- The pure and crisp flavor
- Massive vapor production
- Many accessories
- Better airflow control
- Sufficient and smooth airflow
- Dry hits at high power wattage
- A bit loud vape with fully open airflow