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Akattak Kanthal prebuilt coils – A review from the Darkcide https://ift.tt/2zzFuhr

Today I'll be presenting the Kanthal prebuilt coil line from Akattak. There are a total of nine different types of coils to cover in this review. I'll be covering their nichrome and stainless lines in the near future. These coils were provided by Akattak for purpose of review but that will not affect my ability to provide a 100% honest review. They are available through Akattak's Ebay store or can be found at many popular retailers. Akattak was nice enough to also include a sample of their organic Sneakercotton vaping cotton so I will be reviewing it as well and using it in my reviews for their coils.

There's not much to say about Akattak's packaging. It's very straight forward and minimalistic. It's basically just a white box. The front bears the Akattak logo in the center. Nothing can be found on any of the sides. On the back there's CE and recycling logos, a web address, and a sticker in the upper right corner. The sticker tells you that there's vape cotton inside of the box in addition to having a QR code, SKU, and age warning.

Cotton packaging

The cotton comes in a round black tin. The top has a cloud covered sticker letting you know that it is 100% organic cotton. The back has a directions sticker that also lists Akattak's website and social media info in addition to a couple of "official looking" cotton seals. The seals are pretty much meaningless but one lets you know the cotton is of Turkish origin. There's also a sticker that runs around the circumference of the tin to keep it sealed tight before opening.

Inside of the tin you'll find nine pieces of cotton in a similar shape and size of Cotton Bacon. However the structure and density of the cotton reminds me more of Native Wicks. Like CB I find the pieces way too long and cut them in half to make them both easier to work with and less wasteful. This cotton is incredibly clean and bright. There is no real break in time, it tasted great right from the beginning. Depending on the application I was alternating between CB and NW but after trying Akattak's cotton I don't see myself going back to Native Wicks ever. It's kind of hard to beat my love of CB Prime for certain things but as far as 100% natural cotton I've found my new favorite. If you're like me and find purchasing vape specific cotton to be worth it I'd highly recommend giving it a try.

Cotton photos

Packaging is pretty much the same as the cotton when it comes to the coils except for the size of the box and that the sticker says it's a Kanthal 9 in 1 vape coil kit. There's no need to go back over packaging. There are nine little individual tin cans containing your coils inside. Each one has a different animal head on it in addition to listing the coil type and specs. They're the kind of tins with a pressure gripping ring so you have to press in on the center of the cap to release it squeeze the ring to reseal the can. You'll also find a little unicorn bottle, two black Akattak branded 18650 wraps, and a couple of seemingly out of place stickers in the box. In my box were Flash and Mario stickers so I don't know if that's what you should expect or if it's just a random thing seeing as how neither have anything to do with vaping.

Coil packaging

Inside of the box

And now to finally break down the individual coils in Akattak's Kanthal A1 line. With each coil when it comes to the manufacturer's specs I'm going to list the coils just as they do on the packaging…Including calling the core the kernel. For testing and display purposes I'll be using asMODus's C4 and Smok's X-Priv. The C4 because it's an incredible flavor oriented atomizer that I'm currently reviewing so this is a great way to throw a bunch of builds in it as I'd have to do anyways. I may as well kill two birds with one stone. The X-Priv just because the large simple to read display will make it easy for me to get a shot of the resistance. It's worth noting that because of the orientation of the clamps on the C4 I'll have to add an additional half wrap to each coil. I figure it will be a better example of what to expect in actual use anyways. As with any prebuilt coil you can expect variations in resistance from the manufacturers specs once installed. All coils are wrapped with a 3mm ID and the manufacturer specs list each coil's individual resistance so remember to half it for dual coil applications.

Alien Clapton

  • Kernel: 0.3*0.8 Flat
  • Wrapped: 32GA
  • Resistance: 0.45Ω

The Alien Clapton tin features a gorilla head with a black band and purple box that lists the specs. There are 8 pieces inside of the tin. Resistance read as .392 on the mod.

Alien Clapton packaging

Alien Clapton photos and resistance

Clapton 0.4

  • Kernel: 24GA
  • Wrapped: 30GA
  • Resistance: 0.4Ω

The Clapton 0.4 tin features an elk head with a black band and green box that lists the specs. There are 10 pieces inside of the tin. Resistance read as .605 on the mod.

Clapton 0.4 packaging

Clapton 0.4 photos and resistance

Clapton 0.8

  • Kernel: 26GA
  • Wrapped: 30GA
  • Resistance: 0.8Ω

The Clapton 0.8 tin features a wolf head with a black band and purple box that lists the specs. There are 10 pieces inside of the tin. Resistance read as .918 on the mod.

Clapton 0.8 packaging

Clapton 0.8 photos and resistance

Fused Clapton

  • Kernel: 26GA*2
  • Wrapped: 32GA
  • Resistance: 0.4Ω

The Fused Clapton tin features a boar head with a purple band and red box that lists the specs. There are 10 pieces inside of the tin. Resistance read as .619 on the mod.

Fused Clapton packaging

Fused Clapton photos and resistance

Juggernaut

  • Kernel: 28GA* 32GA*2 (I had to add a space because of Reddit formatting. 32GA shows in italics without it)
  • Wrapped: 0.1*0.5 Flat
  • Resistance: 0.45Ω

The Juggernaut tin features a lion head with a purple band and different shade of purple box that lists the specs. There are 8 pieces inside of the tin. Resistance read as .368 on the mod.

Juggernaut packaging

Juggernaut photos and resistance

Staggered

  • Kernel: 24GA*2
  • Wrapped: 32GA
  • Resistance: 0.3Ω

The Staggered tin features a tiger head with a orange band and red box that lists the specs. There are 8 pieces inside of the tin. Resistance read as .165 on the mod.

Staggered packaging

Staggered photos and resistance

Staggered Fused Halfed Clapton

  • Kernel: 26GA+24(32)GA
  • Wrapped: 32GA
  • Resistance: 0.27Ω

The Staggered Fused Halfed Clapton tin features a bear head with a green band and purple box that lists the specs. There are 8 pieces inside of the tin. Resistance read as .308 on the mod.

Staggered Fused Halfed Clapton packaging

Staggered Fused Halfed Clapton photos and resistance

Staircase Clapton

  • Kernel: 24GA*2
  • Wrapped: 0.1*0.9 Flat
  • Resistance: 0.25Ω

The Staircase Clapton tin features a raccoon head with a green band and different shade of green box that lists the specs. There are 8 pieces inside of the tin. Resistance read as .211 on the mod.

Staircase Clapton packaging

Staircase Clapton photos and resistance

Super Flat

  • Kernel: 0.3*1 Flat
  • Wrapped: 0
  • Resistance: 0.3Ω

The Super Flat tin features an eagle head with a blue band and purple box that lists the specs. There are 10 pieces inside of the tin. Resistance read as .206 on the mod.

Super Flat packaging

Super Flat photos and resistance

The coils are flawless. There's no oil or debris what so ever. They're completely clean and well wrapped. Unlike some lesser quality coils everything is correctly labeled and is actually what is says it is. There's none of that saying it's an alien and actually being a flat or regular clapton crap. As you can see resistance is kind of all over the place between the specs and what it showed on the mod. Definitely not a deal breaker for me but I would have liked to have seen them a little more consistently rated.

If you buy premade coils you may want to give them a try. Hell…Even if you don't regularly buy premade coils you may want to give them a try. They're both affordable and high quality. Obviously you can't expect hand built quality but Akattak is leaps and bounds ahead of a lot of their competitors. I'm so impressed with Akattak's products that I will using them a lot in the future. I'll still be sticking with round wire on mechs but these are definitely going to be my regulated goto from now on.

Thanks to Akattak for sending me these products for review!

Today I’ll be presenting the Kanthal prebuilt coil line from Akattak. There are a total of nine different types of coils to cover in this review. I’ll be covering their nichrome and stainless lines in the near future. These coils were provided by Akattak for purpose of review but that will not affect my ability to provide a 100% honest review. They are available through Akattak’s Ebay store or can be found at many popular retailers. Akattak was nice enough to also include a sample of their organic Sneakercotton vaping cotton so I will be reviewing it as well and using it in my reviews for their coils.There’s not much to say about Akattak’s packaging. It’s very straight forward and minimalistic. It’s basically just a white box. The front bears the Akattak logo in the center. Nothing can be found on any of the sides. On the back there’s CE and recycling logos, a web address, and a sticker in the upper right corner. The sticker tells you that there’s vape cotton inside of the box in addition to having a QR code, SKU, and age warning.Cotton packagingThe cotton comes in a round black tin. The top has a cloud covered sticker letting you know that it is 100% organic cotton. The back has a directions sticker that also lists Akattak’s website and social media info in addition to a couple of “official looking” cotton seals. The seals are pretty much meaningless but one lets you know the cotton is of Turkish origin. There’s also a sticker that runs around the circumference of the tin to keep it sealed tight before opening.Inside of the tin you’ll find nine pieces of cotton in a similar shape and size of Cotton Bacon. However the structure and density of the cotton reminds me more of Native Wicks. Like CB I find the pieces way too long and cut them in half to make them both easier to work with and less wasteful. This cotton is incredibly clean and bright. There is no real break in time, it tasted great right from the beginning. Depending on the application I was alternating between CB and NW but after trying Akattak’s cotton I don’t see myself going back to Native Wicks ever. It’s kind of hard to beat my love of CB Prime for certain things but as far as 100% natural cotton I’ve found my new favorite. If you’re like me and find purchasing vape specific cotton to be worth it I’d highly recommend giving it a try.Cotton photosPackaging is pretty much the same as the cotton when it comes to the coils except for the size of the box and that the sticker says it’s a Kanthal 9 in 1 vape coil kit. There’s no need to go back over packaging. There are nine little individual tin cans containing your coils inside. Each one has a different animal head on it in addition to listing the coil type and specs. They’re the kind of tins with a pressure gripping ring so you have to press in on the center of the cap to release it squeeze the ring to reseal the can. You’ll also find a little unicorn bottle, two black Akattak branded 18650 wraps, and a couple of seemingly out of place stickers in the box. In my box were Flash and Mario stickers so I don’t know if that’s what you should expect or if it’s just a random thing seeing as how neither have anything to do with vaping.Coil packagingInside of the boxAnd now to finally break down the individual coils in Akattak’s Kanthal A1 line. With each coil when it comes to the manufacturer’s specs I’m going to list the coils just as they do on the packaging…Including calling the core the kernel. For testing and display purposes I’ll be using asMODus’s C4 and Smok’s X-Priv. The C4 because it’s an incredible flavor oriented atomizer that I’m currently reviewing so this is a great way to throw a bunch of builds in it as I’d have to do anyways. I may as well kill two birds with one stone. The X-Priv just because the large simple to read display will make it easy for me to get a shot of the resistance. It’s worth noting that because of the orientation of the clamps on the C4 I’ll have to add an additional half wrap to each coil. I figure it will be a better example of what to expect in actual use anyways. As with any prebuilt coil you can expect variations in resistance from the manufacturers specs once installed. All coils are wrapped with a 3mm ID and the manufacturer specs list each coil’s individual resistance so remember to half it for dual coil applications.Alien ClaptonKernel: 0.3*0.8 FlatWrapped: 32GAResistance: 0.45ΩThe Alien Clapton tin features a gorilla head with a black band and purple box that lists the specs. There are 8 pieces inside of the tin. Resistance read as .392 on the mod.Alien Clapton packagingAlien Clapton photos and resistanceClapton 0.4Kernel: 24GAWrapped: 30GAResistance: 0.4ΩThe Clapton 0.4 tin features an elk head with a black band and green box that lists the specs. There are 10 pieces inside of the tin. Resistance read as .605 on the mod.Clapton 0.4 packagingClapton 0.4 photos and resistanceClapton 0.8Kernel: 26GAWrapped: 30GAResistance: 0.8ΩThe Clapton 0.8 tin features a wolf head with a black band and purple box that lists the specs. There are 10 pieces inside of the tin. Resistance read as .918 on the mod.Clapton 0.8 packagingClapton 0.8 photos and resistanceFused ClaptonKernel: 26GA*2Wrapped: 32GAResistance: 0.4ΩThe Fused Clapton tin features a boar head with a purple band and red box that lists the specs. There are 10 pieces inside of the tin. Resistance read as .619 on the mod.Fused Clapton packagingFused Clapton photos and resistanceJuggernautKernel: 28GA* 32GA*2 (I had to add a space because of Reddit formatting. 32GA shows in italics without it)Wrapped: 0.1*0.5 FlatResistance: 0.45ΩThe Juggernaut tin features a lion head with a purple band and different shade of purple box that lists the specs. There are 8 pieces inside of the tin. Resistance read as .368 on the mod.Juggernaut packagingJuggernaut photos and resistanceStaggeredKernel: 24GA*2Wrapped: 32GAResistance: 0.3ΩThe Staggered tin features a tiger head with a orange band and red box that lists the specs. There are 8 pieces inside of the tin. Resistance read as .165 on the mod.Staggered packagingStaggered photos and resistanceStaggered Fused Halfed ClaptonKernel: 26GA+24(32)GAWrapped: 32GAResistance: 0.27ΩThe Staggered Fused Halfed Clapton tin features a bear head with a green band and purple box that lists the specs. There are 8 pieces inside of the tin. Resistance read as .308 on the mod.Staggered Fused Halfed Clapton packagingStaggered Fused Halfed Clapton photos and resistanceStaircase ClaptonKernel: 24GA*2Wrapped: 0.1*0.9 FlatResistance: 0.25ΩThe Staircase Clapton tin features a raccoon head with a green band and different shade of green box that lists the specs. There are 8 pieces inside of the tin. Resistance read as .211 on the mod.Staircase Clapton packagingStaircase Clapton photos and resistanceSuper FlatKernel: 0.3*1 FlatWrapped: 0Resistance: 0.3ΩThe Super Flat tin features an eagle head with a blue band and purple box that lists the specs. There are 10 pieces inside of the tin. Resistance read as .206 on the mod.Super Flat packagingSuper Flat photos and resistanceThe coils are flawless. There’s no oil or debris what so ever. They’re completely clean and well wrapped. Unlike some lesser quality coils everything is correctly labeled and is actually what is says it is. There’s none of that saying it’s an alien and actually being a flat or regular clapton crap. As you can see resistance is kind of all over the place between the specs and what it showed on the mod. Definitely not a deal breaker for me but I would have liked to have seen them a little more consistently rated.If you buy premade coils you may want to give them a try. Hell…Even if you don’t regularly buy premade coils you may want to give them a try. They’re both affordable and high quality. Obviously you can’t expect hand built quality but Akattak is leaps and bounds ahead of a lot of their competitors. I’m so impressed with Akattak’s products that I will using them a lot in the future. I’ll still be sticking with round wire on mechs but these are definitely going to be my regulated goto from now on.Thanks to Akattak for sending me these products for review!

Submitted November 07, 2018 at 04:00PM by Darkcide666
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