Its been a while since I’ve gotten really excited about a tank. But I have to say that the Lemo RTA is a serious game changer due to its fantastic airflow design. One of the biggest problems with tanks has been the legacy of the Kayfun Lite. Yes the Kayfun was a great design in its day, but it was expensive and the airflow was extremely tight. Even for mouth hits the Kayfun was a tight vape. Personally I prefer RDA/RBA devices the best because they just offer the most in terms of flavor and vapor performance. But dripping is involved and its hard to do while driving or traveling.
The Lemo changes the game. This is a tank with the airflow performance of an RDA. You can do serious lung hits on this with ease. And the airflow is adjustable so if you want something tighter you can certainly dial it in. The performance on the Lemo is outstanding and the flavor is as good as the Kayfun easily. And even better is the price! The Lemo weighs in at just under $35 so you can even buy a second as a backup or second flavor when traveling.
The Lemo is similar to the Kayfun design, but simplified. There are 5 main sections to the Lemo: the drip-tip, tank, deck chimney, deck and base. Like the Kayfun, you’ve got airflow that leads just under the coil so flavor production is top notch. You also have a lot more airflow which is where the Lemo has the Kayfun beat by a mile.
The deck is very nicely designed. There are 2 screws for your coil leads and you can build your coils directly under the screws or you can use the insertion holes found on the deck as well. Using the insertion holes is slightly more tricky, but once you get the hang of it you can build in either method with ease.
The base unscrews and reveals the fill hole for filling the tank as well as the large airflow adjustment screw. This is not the ideal location as you have to unscrew the base to change your airflow, but the nice thing about it is once you have it set you can forget about it. I’ve got the Aspire Atlantis and I’ve found I’m accidentally changing the airflow every time I unscrew the base because the location is right where your fingers are. Though the Lemo location isn’t perfect, I do prefer it over the poorly placed ring on other devices.
The base also features an adjustable 510 pin so you can fit the Lemo on just about any device.
I should also point out that the Lemo comes prebuilt so its ready to use right out of the box. It comes with a 1.1 ohm build wicked with cotton.
Lemo vs Kayfun v4
In all fairness, Svoemesto has recently revamped the Kayfun into its latest iteration – the Kayfun v4. It has many improvements, including the option for an attachment that will give you better airflow, but the problem Svoemesto has now is two fold. First the price is still well over $100 vs the Lemo’s $35 price tag. Secondly the Svoemesto is still way overbuilt and more complicated to set up. Sure there are improvements, but the Lemo has the edge over the Svoemesto in terms of simplicity and affordability. Flavor and performance are the bottom line for me and this is why the Lemo is still the winner. I know the Kayfun has a die-hard fan base which is just fine, but its hard for me to recommend the Kayfun with the difference being this big.
Lemo vs Atlantis
Aspire brought out the Atlantis a few months ago and it represents the first sub-ohm designed tank with massive airflow. The Aspire is great and it competes in a close price point. I have an Atlantis and I do like it. Its delivers big airflow as promised at .5 ohms. However I still think the Lemo is slightly better. The tank in the Lemo is 5ml while the Atlantis is way too small. I’ve found I have to refill the Atlantis several times a day which defeats the purpose of using a tank. Even the Lemo Drop at 2.7ml is a bigger capacity. Secondly the Lemo is a breeze to rebuild on. The Atlantis uses proprietary cartos. Sure you can rebuild them, but they are a pain. And finally I think the Lemo has a slightly smoother airflow. This is my personal opinion, but I like the Lemo slightly better in terms of the way it performs.
Lemo vs Lemo Drop
The Lemo comes in two versions. They are exactly identical except for the juice capacity. The regular Lemo can hold 5ml of juice. The Lemo Drop is a shorter version that holds 2.7ml. Its a shorter design, so if you want a tank that has a lower profile and doesn’t make your mod a light saber, the drop can help.
Eleaf has absolutely changed the tank game with the Lemo and Lemo Drop. Several companies have produced designs to improve the original Kayfun, but this is the absolute best I’ve seen. The price point is amazing as well – I’ve just ordered my second Lemo!