The OFRF nexMesh is a high-performance sub-ohm tank that features a unique conical mesh coil. As a result, it speeds up wicking times and provides denser, more consistent vapor production and enhanced flavor.
The tank comes from a brand that is already known for its high-quality mesh and delivers the same impressive build quality and robustness. It comes in 6 colors and features sturdy stainless steel, triple air vents for adjustable airflow, and dual-layered organic cotton.
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OFRF nexMesh Review: General Information
OFRF is a new player in the sub-ohm tank market. Their first offering, called the OFRF nexMesh, brings to the table some new and innovative features along with the sturdy quality that the mesh brand is already known for.
- This stainless steel tank has a base diameter of 25mm.
- It comes in 6 colors and features a first-in-class conical mesh coil. It is tapered at the top to condense the airflow and provide thick, smooth vapor production and enhanced flavor.
- It also has enhanced wicking characteristics by way of a special, thicker mesh and dual-layered cotton. This allows the nexMesh sub-ohm tank to have reduced wicking time and generate consistent flavor even over multiple large direct-to-lung hits.
- The nexMesh package includes a 4ml PCTG flat tank that is shock-proof and an additional 5.5ml ‘bubble’ glass tank made from borosilicate glass (pyrex)./li>
- The nexMesh is the first tank to offer three adjustable airflow vents. It allows for increased and consistent airflow and also provides a thread-less, pull-out design for coil swaps.
- It also features a slide-top design for refilling the tank with a silicone rubber membrane to protect against spillage.
- The box contains the OFRF nexMesh sub-ohm tank, one 0.2ohm A1 mesh coil (proprietary to OFRF and comes pre-installed in the tank) usable in the 75-85W range 0.15ohm SS316L Mesh Coil intended for use in Temperature Control mode (between 350-450 degrees Fahrenheit). Both these coils are made from dual-layered organic cotton.
What Comes in the Kit?
The OFRF nexMesh tank comes in a quirky, white box (reminding you of a browser or search engine).
- OFRF nexMesh sub-ohm tank
- 0.2ohm Kanthal A1 Conical Mesh Coil (Pre-installed) – rated for 75-85W
- 0.15ohm SS316L Conical Mesh Coil – rated for 55-75W
- Bubble Glass
- 810 Acrylic Resin Drip Tip
- User Manual
- OFRF brand Stickers
- Explainer Card for the Coils
OFRF nexMesh Review: Internal Build Quality and Design
The nexMesh tank is manufactured by OFRF (pronounced “OFF”). They are mainly well-known for making high-quality mesh coils. This high build quality reflects in the construction of the nexMesh tank as well.
The tank’s body is made from stainless steel, which gives it a sturdy and durable build. In addition, the product comes in 6 attractive colors: Black, Stainless Steel, Gunmetal, Sapphire Blue, Gold, and Spectrum.
All the edges of the tank are beveled. The base of the tank also has a cross-stitched design giving it an industrial look and feel.
The aesthetic of this tank is a bit understated when compared to its competition.
Airflow of the OFRF nexMesh
OFRF nexMesh has three airflow slots rather than the usual two found in most tanks.
These airflow slots are adjustable and have a control ring at the top of the tank. The ring itself is pretty sturdy and is not prone to opening up easily. It, however, lacks a bit of grip, which might make it tricky to open at first or if the hands are slippery.
The tri-adjustable air vents mean that the nexMesh tank’s airflow is smooth. As a result, the tank is not loud or raspy while taking large hits at maximum airflow.
However, airflow control does not affect flavor production. Instead, it means that the flavor is consistent across different airflow states.
Coils for OFRF nexMesh
The real innovation in the nexMesh comes from its unique conical coil design. The tank comes with two coils:
- a pre-fitted 0.2-ohm Kanthal A1 coil
- and an 0.15ohm SS316L coil.
The coils are 7mm in diameter at the bottom and taper down to 5mm at the Top.
This allows for the air to condense a little in this funnel and ensures an even amount hitting the surface area of the mesh producing more consistent vapor.
The mesh is slightly thicker to allow more liquid to be retained in the chamber while taking hits.
Moreover, the cotton in these coils is dual-layered. It means that the coil wicks properly, and users will take longer hits more comfortably thanks to efficient wicking. The double layer of cotton also reduces the chance of inconsistent wicking and dry hits.
How to change the coils?
Swapping the coils on the nexMesh is quite easy. Unlike other tanks where the coil is screwed into the airflow ring, this tank only requires you to unscrew the tank base connection and pull the coil out.
The coil has a small stainless steel disc at the bottom for this purpose.
- Simply push the replacement coil in and screw the base back in.
- It is advisable not to change coils when the tank is completely full as the top O-ring might also come off the coil head. It is a trade-off to ensure better sealing at the top.
How to Fill the OFRF nexMesh Tank?
The nexMesh tank has an easy-to-use top-cap design to fill. The Top cap can simply be slid across at the arrow indicated to open the fill port. This port also has a silicone rubber membrane to help avoid spillage even if the tank is inverted during filling.
The design accommodates most bottles. However, some with stumpy nozzles will require the removal of the drip tip.
The OFRF sub-ohm vape tank performs above average. The Kanthal coil has a thicker conical mesh and a slightly higher impedance at 0.2ohm, giving it a slightly meatier throat hit among the two.
- The recommended wattage is between 75-85W, and most vapers recommend a sweet spot of about 80W for best results.
- TThe SS316L coil is more suitable for temperature control mode, with 350 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit recommended.
It offers a smoother vapor production and more flavor with a reduced risk of dry hits.
Both coils, however, require extremely little break-in time and vapers enjoyed a distinct increase in flavor going from full tank to half the first time.
When it comes to flavor production, the nexMesh has a few tricks up its sleeve. The thicker, tapered conical mesh and dual-layered cotton help to retain the flavor even after multiple hits.
A lower wicking time means the cotton retains more of the liquid. In addition, a tapered chimney inside the coil allows the vapor to condense properly before leaving the vape tank, producing thicker and more consistent vapor across both coils.
However, a side-effect of this is that the coil tends to ‘guzzle’ or consume more liquid than other coils.
The two coils that come with the tank produce slightly different results, although not by much. The Kanthal coil helps to make a stronger throat hit, and the SS316L coil in its TC mode allows for long, flavorful DTL hits with next to no dry hits.
OFRF nexMesh Competitors
OFRF nexMESH vs. Uwell Valyrian 2
Compared to the nexMesh, Uwell Valyrian 2 is quite similar in most aspects but offers a slightly different feature set. For example, the Valyrian comes with a pyrex glass enclosure versus the PCTG enclosure on the nexMesh.
Both tanks feature similar maximum capacities (5.5ml vs. 6ml on the Valyrian). Although the Valyrian offers a flip-top design for filling, the nexMesh comes with a more reliable and less cumbersome sliding top mechanism.
The Valyrian offers a 29mm diameter, whereas the OFRF product is slightly sleeker at 25mm diameter.
OFRF nexMESH vs. Freemax Mesh Pro
The Freemax Mesh Pro is a successor to their Fireluke series of tanks. This tank features a dual mesh coil, whereas the nexMesh features a newly designed conical mesh coil. Both tanks have the slide-to-fill top design, which makes for convenient filling of vape juice and is less cumbersome than a flip-top design.
Both the tanks also feature similar capacities in most aspects. However, the nexMesh edges out the Mesh pro in the tank capacity: The nexMesh boasts of a 5.5ml, while the Mesh Pro has a 5ml max capacity).
The Mesh Pro has dual air vents compared to the nexMesh’s triple air vents — another aspect where the nexMesh has enhanced features.
However, the Mesh Pro offers a wider range of finishes with over 20 different textures, styles, and colors, compared to the OFRF tank that only offers six different colors.
OFRF nexMesh Sub-Ohm Tank Specifications
|Dimensions:||26mm x 41mm|
|Bubble Glass Capacity:||5.5 mL|
Pros & Cons
- Sturdy, stainless steel anodized design
- Innovative conical mesh coils for more efficient wicking and faster ramp-up times
- Slide-to-fill top with silicone leak proof membrane
- PCTG glass for higher endurance
- Triple Air vents for increased airflow
- Only available with single mesh coils for now
- Increased airflow means the tank ends up consuming more liquid than usual
OFRF nexMesh Review: Final Thoughts
The OFRF nexMesh appears to be geared towards the advanced vape enthusiast. However, for experienced vapers with higher-end mods, the conical mesh coil will introduce a much desirable difference in the vaping experience.
Moreover, chain vapers can take advantage of the dual-layered cotton and thicker mesh, making for longer and more enjoyable hits.
In conclusion, the nexMesh is an exceptional first tank attempt coming from a traditionally known brand for manufacturing coils.
This tank has received mostly positive reviews from the vaping community thanks to the convenient leakproof slide top refill design, innovative conical mesh coils, and triple airflow vents.
The innovative conical design of the coils allows for faster ramp-up times and efficient wicking. In addition, the stainless steel construction and PCTG glass make for a robust and sturdy tank that can easily withstand everyday use.
Have you tried out the nexMesh? What are your views about conical coils? Let us know your experience in the comments box below.