Innokin are back with another product in their Platform series, designed in collaboration with Youtube vaping heroes Phil Busardo and Dimitris Agrafiotis ‘The Vaping Greek’. It comes with the already popular and highly rated Zlide tank and the Adept mod, which is an all new design. The kit comes in a range of colours, from a simple black to a green camouflage design with a matching or contrasting coloured tank. The whole Innokin Platform series is aimed both at new vapers and experienced vapers that just want a no-nonsense, great quality, affordable product. I’m hoping that the Adept Zlide kit lives up to that promise.
As always, the presentation of all the Innokin platform products is great. They include very well written instructions and plenty of spare parts. The Zlide tank comes with a spare glass tank section and an alternative mouth piece, as well as spare O-rings and a top fill sealing gasket. The coils included in the kit are a Zenith 1.6ohm Kanthal and a Z-PLEX3D 0.48ohm mesh coil. Then you obviously have the Adept mod, with a nice quality USB charging cable. When you first open the box, it’s quite an impressive package indeed.
The Adept mod isn’t tiny by any means, it’s quite a chunky little beast. It’s not very light either, partly due to the internal 3000mAh battery I suspect. Its unique selling point is its IP67 rating, which means it’s waterproof, dustproof and shockproof. It looks and feels tough and well made. The Adept automatically recognises if the attached coil is over or under 1ohm and supplies a choice of wattage options based on that, ranging from 11w – 17w.
You adjust this with the single adjustment button on the front. It’s an ideal range for MTL vaping and perfect match for the Zlide/Zenith coils. The mod features 2A fast charging and after removing the small rubber sealing plug that keeps it watertight, I found the mod charged fully in under two hours. Overall everything inside the box feels great and the fit and finishing on both the mod and the tank is excellent.
Filling the Zlide is easy and after removing the tip, which acts as a locking mechanism, the top is very easy to slide across to open the fill port. It’s a good sized hole and I’ve had no issues filling the tank with any of the common bottle sizes and tips. I personally preferred the 1.4 ohm coil to the 0.48 mesh, but whichever you use I think the Zlide stands head and shoulders above the competition for flavour and overall MTL vaping experience. It’s only a 22mm wide tank so it does look a little small on the Adept mod, which could take a much wider tank. The push in coils are a great design and very easy to replace, and the threads and finish on the tank are as good as I’ve ever seen. The Zlide is a leak-free and mess-free tank, perfect for anyone that has had issues with gear before. Both coils were producing a nice amount of vapour and giving fantastic flavour without needing to push the wattage any higher than the first or second power levels. I was already a fan of the Zlide tank and using it again with the adept mod didn’t disappoint.
The Adept Zlide Kit is interesting as it does variable wattage slightly different from most mods. When using the 1.6ohm Kanthal coil you have 11, 12, 13 and 14w options. If you fit the Z-PLEX3D 0.48ohm mesh coil you have 14, 15,16 and 17w options. If you haven’t guessed already the mod is designed to work in conjunction with the coils available for the Zlide tank. It does work just as well with most other MTL tanks though, providing the coils work in a suitable power range.
The rubbery coating on the mod is very comfortable, it feels quite hard and durable. It’s not a soft rubber like those silicon cases you can buy for other mods. I found battery life to be excellent, lasting a full two days before needing to be charged. I think the Adept Zlide is perfect in what it does. It’s not the most versatile kit around as it’s only going to suit MTL vaping. For some it will be exactly what they want. A hard wearing, simple to use mod and tank that performs brilliantly. As winter rolls in it would be the perfect device for use in bad weather if you work outdoors.
The Adept Zlide kit retails for a little over £40. This is exceptional value for money, especially considering the Zlide Tank costs £20 on its own. It’s great to see a new MTL kit comprising of a real mod and tank. As popular as the smaller pods and AIO devices are, I don’t think they offer quite the same vaping experience. Overall, the Adept Zlide kit doesn’t have a lot of competition right now. It comes with one of, if not the, best MTL tank and a great looking mod that does all it needs to do in a very rugged and robust package.