The Zeus X from Geek Vape is a dual-coil RTA and the third version of the Zeus. Geek Vape have made some great rebuildable tanks in the past like The Creed, The Blitzen and of course, the original Griffin. I feel that Geek Vape tend to aim their products mainly at vaping enthusiasts and they are often not the easiest RTA’s to build and set up. The rewards though are often excellent flavour and massive vapour production. I’m wondering if the Zeus X is a little more user-friendly and if it can live up to the high bar Geek Vape’s RTA predecessors have already set. It comes in a wide range of colours, I have the rather cool looking Gunmetal version here to test.
The smart looking orange and black box contains a lot of goodies. It comes with everything you need to get vaping with the tank, even some cotton wicks. The coils included are a pair of Nichrome claptons that are around 0.4 ohm each, so the pair together will be around 0.2 ohms. There’s also a hex key and 3-way screwdriver. There’s a Delrin wide-bore drip tip and a 510 adapter if you prefer a smaller tip. There’s a user manual and a spare glass too. The glass is the same straight glass fitted to the tank but there is a larger capacity bubble glass available, although not included because of TPD regulations. So out of the box it’s a 2ml tank as required by UK law.
It’s a 25mm wide tank when measured at the base, so will fit on almost all modern mods, although it is slightly barrel shaped and does increase in overall width towards the middle. I’ve seen the deck described as postless but it has more in common with something like the Dead Rabbit. I would call it ‘raised posts’ that you drop the coils down into. It’s a leak-proof design that uses a top airflow system and that’s a big plus for me.
There’s quite a lot of parts to the tank when disassembled but they are all well machined and finished really well. It’s a great looking tank and I really like the notches and cut-outs that give you something to grab hold of when screwing the tank. Filling is, as you would expect these days, dead easy via a well designed top fill system. You simply twist it, lift it off and fill the tank through the large fill ports.
Building the Zeus X will be relatively easy for experienced RTA users, but might be somewhat tricky for beginners. I found if you cut your coil legs around 4.5mm they should drop into place fairly easily and be around where you need them. The air flow comes in from both the sides and the bottom through a series of small holes, so you might want them slightly higher than you might think. After pulling the provided wicks through, and setting them in the very generous wick channels, I primed them up and screwed the tank back together. It’s worth making sure there is nothing touching where it shouldn’t be. There isn’t masses of room around the build deck so you do need to to check for shorts on a resistance checker or regulated mod before filling it up.
There’s a lot of airflow available on the Zeus X. The bottom and side airflow hitting the coils is really great for vapour production but I found the best flavour by closing it down a little. That’s simple enough to do with the airflow adjustment ring and it has a nice amount of friction that keeps it in place. The included clapton coils worked great but they do need a fair amount of power to get them working their best. I’d recommend a dual 18650 mod at a minimum. Overall, once you have the Zeus X coiled and wicked properly it performs excellently. Flavour is very good and I think it could be improved with some different coils, it’s definitely something I will be experimenting with.
I really love the fact that the Geek Vape Zeus X comes supplied with a decent pair of coils and some wicks. It still surprises me that some other brands still ship their RTA’s without coils and wicks to get you started straight out of the box. It’s of little cost to the manufacturer but really is a nice feeling when you open the box and you don’t need to go out and buy anything else right away.
It’s also great to see all the tools you’ll need included too. The build deck is a well thought out design and I don’t really have any issues with it. The tank looks great, performs well and doesn’t leak. Put it on a mod with plenty of power and it will keep up with the very best. I might not recommend this as your first RTA but for anyone else with a little experience of building, it comes highly recommended. For under £30 it’s not something you’ll really need to think about if you are looking for a cloudy dual coil, RTA.