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Kroma-R Zlide kit review

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  1. SP013

    SP013 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 14, 2019
    Warsaw, Poland
    Hello there,

    Today I have the Innokin Kroma-R Zlide kit review for you. Thank you @Innokin_timmy @Innokin_Joseph @Innokin_Paul for sending me this kit for the purpose of this review.

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    Like I often like to do, let’s start with some specifications and parameters for this kit, I’ve taken this from the Innokin official website.

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    What came in the box:

    - 1x Kroma-R Mod
    - 1x Zlide 2ml tank (preinstalled 1.2ohm coil)
    - 1x additional 0.8ohm coil
    - 1x Spare glass tube
    - 1x Spare drip-tip
    - 1x O-ring set
    - 1x Micro USB Charging cable
    - 1x Quick start-guide
    - Warning booklet

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    What a lovely packaging to start with! Reminds me of Apple, well organized and very pleasant to open, gives it straight out of the box a premium feel.

    Kroma-R is a beauty of a mod, probably the most beautiful I have had in my hands so far. Gunmetal just totally fits this device and its materials. The shape of the device is well designed, and it holds really well, super ergonomically. Feels a bit like a bicycle handle it just perfectly fits the shape of my hand. The materials of the body feel high quality, Zinc alloy feels and looks premium. The silicon part gives it a proper grip. Due to those metal materials the mod is quite heavy for a single battery mode.

    The battery door is easy to open and it locks into place well, it did not open on its own which happens on some mods with a slide system.

    It is comfortable for both index finger and thumb firing. Something I need to get used to is the fact the top part of the screen cover is the fire button, not sure if I like that much. Control buttons are clicky and responsive.

    Good thing is that you can screw up to 26mm tanks without any overhang. Also, it fires up all the way to 80w, so a DTL tank also would work well.

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    It functions overall very well. It fires up quickly and with the different modes (soft, normal, hard) you can slightly adjust the intensity of that ramp up. Very nice is that the device turns on and off with 3 clicks instead of 5.

    The menu (hold up and down at once) is user friendly and there is not much complexity in the titles in the menu. One thing I dislike is that when you want to adjust the wattage you need to hold the fire button first for 1 second, even when the device is not locked. Also, the fact the wattage increments are 0.5 (up to 30) is not ideal especially with MTL as 13.2 watts differs from 13.5 for some MTLers.

    Another useful function is the cutoff function, it allows the user to decide how many seconds is the duration of each vape. Can come in handy when you try to limit or as an additional safety feature to not accidently burn your coils.

    Haven't used it in voltage mode, but that the function is on there can be regarded as pro, I know some people like to use it in voltage mode.

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    Now to the Zlide, a tank I own already since it released and has been on top of any of my mods for the last 6 months. It simply is a very good MTL tank with drop in coils, my favorite.

    Very easy to take fully apart and to replace coils. Unfortunately, you cannot replace coils with a full tank like on the zenith, but with its 2ml its not a big deal.

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    There is coil options (pro), it has 6 coils that are compatible, but to me the oldest one, the 1.6ohm is the best MTL coil I have tried. All coils from Innokin last long (3-4 weeks) and deliver good flavor. I’ve tried the Plex3D, 0.8 ohm, 1.2 ohm and 1.6ohm coil. The Plex3D is the best for flavor and warmer vape, but in my opinion the 1.6ohm coil is the best MTL coil there is.

    One thing about Innokin coils, as mentioned they are good, but they are also quite cheap in general.

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    Airflow is great, with its 4 tiny intakes it can be used as tight or loose MTL, I personally like it with just one open, great tight MTL hit.

    Childproof feature of the drip tip is a nice addition, even for people without children as it blocks the fill port from opening on it own. The drip tips provided are proper MTL driptips.

    Fill port is large enough for most bottles and filling is no messy experience. The capacity of the tank in this kit is 2ml, but the zlide is now also available as 4ml if 2 is not enough. For me 2ml is fine for a MTL tank.

    If there is any downside to mention on the zlide is replacing the fill port, you need to have a good screwdriver to get those small screws out, but on the other hand not many tanks have the possibility to replace fill port rubbers.

    Let’s do a quick pro and con summarization on this kit based on my opinion:

    Pro’s:

    - Premium build, feel and look
    - Changeable 18650 battery
    - Fires up quickly
    - Ease of use, user-friendly menu
    - Nice and bright screen
    - Fits very nicely in the hand
    - Voltage mode available
    - Additional functions such as curve, modes (soft, hard, medium) bypass and cutoff
    - 3x on/off instead of 5x
    - Proper battery door
    - A true MTL tank which deliver good flavor
    - Coil options (6 Z-coils)
    - Longevity of the coils
    - Ability to take apart and replace glass
    - Child-safety feature build-in the drip-tip
    - Packaging, just outstanding
    - Takes up to 26mm tanks without overhang

    Cons:

    - Mod is on the heavy side
    - Fire button build into screen (probably a personal con, probably lots of people like it)
    - 0.5-watt increments, should be 0.1
    - To change watt first need to hold fire button for 1 second

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    Conclusion:

    A fantastic kit for MTL-vapers, for those that prefer to have built-in batteries the Kroma Zenith kit is a very good alternative, but this one with its 18650 battery is perfect for me.

    The most premium mod I’ve had in my hands, easy to use and has some nice additional features.

    Any MTL vaper cannot go wrong with the zlide, its been my favorite drop-in coil tank since 6 months and probably will be for the next 6 months, unless the Zenith Pro (for which I am preparing a review) is better.

    For about 60 dollars you can have this kit, which in my opinion is a good price.

    If you have any questions about this kit, please ask, will try to answer.

    Thanks again!

    SP013
     
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  2. hittman

    hittman ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Nice review! I've been thinking about buying one of these. I would rather have the 4ml zlide with the kit. Maybe they will do that in the future. I have the same complaints as you do about having to hold the button in order to change the setting and also that it only goes in .5 increments. It's not just this one, several of the innokin mods are like that. I guess it's the chipset that they have decided to go with.
     
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  3. SP013

    SP013 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 14, 2019
    Warsaw, Poland
    Thank you! Not sure I got the 2ml maybe because of TPD? Would make more sense so have the 4ml version as the tank looks small on this mod.
     
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  4. hittman

    hittman ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I’ll look forward to your zenith pro review. I just couldn’t hit my happy spot with it and have put it in storage. I’m still loving the zenith and zlide 4ml.
     
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  5. Nailz

    Nailz Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 6, 2013
    Wichita, KS
    The mod is :drool: Especially the bronze one
     
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  6. Daniel Forsyth

    Daniel Forsyth Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 26, 2019
    Victoria, Australia
    Nice Review:thumb:
     
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  7. Daniel Forsyth

    Daniel Forsyth Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 26, 2019
    Victoria, Australia
    The Kroma-R kit does come standard with a 4ml Zlide tank, the 2ml must be just because of TPD.
    Here's my Kroma Kit, a nice big 4ml beast;)
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  8. Basilius

    Basilius Senior Member

    Mar 20, 2020
    Siberia
    Thanks for the detailed review. Your photos show in detail the design of the mod and the tank.
     
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  9. SP013

    SP013 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 14, 2019
    Warsaw, Poland
    Thank you all for your kind messages, happy you like it.
     
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  10. SP013

    SP013 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 14, 2019
    Warsaw, Poland
    For the Pro I am using the 1.0ohm coil now for RDL, have to say its unexpectedly nice.
     
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  11. SP013

    SP013 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 14, 2019
    Warsaw, Poland
    Also have to give my complements to @pbusardo on the zlide!
     
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  12. Cloud-FF7

    Cloud-FF7 Ultra Member

    Mar 8, 2020
    Spain
    Good review,enjoyed reading it.
    I recently got the Innokin Zlide,cant comment on the mod since i havent tried it but so far the atomizer is top notch.
    It is a bit on the heavy side but i do like that,has a sturdy/built to last feeling to it,it's rugged so im digging it.
    Does look a bit big when put on my Swag 80w,im currently saving for a new mod,hopefully ill get some funds soon so i can order a Vandy Vape Jackaroo,then ill be styling hehe.

    Pretty happy with the performance of the atomizer,still trying different airflow configurations along with the different coils so i can find my sweet spot.
    But yeah if you looking for a MTL i give the Innokin Zlide a thumbs up :thumbs:
     
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  13. SP013

    SP013 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 14, 2019
    Warsaw, Poland
    The 1.6ohm coils are in my opinion the best with one airflow hole uncovered, vape it around 12-13.5w, super MTL vape ;) Thanks!
     
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  14. SP013

    SP013 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 14, 2019
    Warsaw, Poland
    Below an overview of the available coils for the Zlide, the 1.2 is very similar to the 1.6, but its slightly more airy and delivers more vaper:[​IMG]
     
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  15. Cloud-FF7

    Cloud-FF7 Ultra Member

    Mar 8, 2020
    Spain
    yep,using it at 13w but i dabble between 2,3 and 4...still trying to get where i want to be.
    but that is a ''me'' issue hehe

    thanks for the chart,knowing i was going to buy it someone already posted it so i have it saved on my desktop but no doubt someone else who didnt have it will make good use of it.

    thanks :)
     
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  16. hittman

    hittman ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I tried both coils that came with it. There wasn't anything wrong with it but for some reason I didn't take a liking to it. I was surprised because I do like DTL. I did go back and order four extra zlides and a couple zeniths for my stockpile. That and a bunch of coils. I really like the 1.2 coils on the zlide 4ml.
     
  17. hittman

    hittman ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I couldn't take it any more and pre ordered a gunmetal with the zlide last night.
     
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  18. SP013

    SP013 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 14, 2019
    Warsaw, Poland
    Haha, great choice!
     
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  19. SP013

    SP013 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 14, 2019
    Warsaw, Poland
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  20. Cloud-FF7

    Cloud-FF7 Ultra Member

    Mar 8, 2020
    Spain
    Hey @SP013 sorry to bother you.
    Since you did an excellent review on the Zlide tank and you're way more knowledgeable than me i was wondering if you could answer me a quick question.

    Out of pure randomness i just did like a double inhale with the Innokin Zlide (mod at 13w and 1.6ohm coil and 3 airholes open), what i mean is i inhaled once (kept the vapor in my mouth) then waited for a second then proceeded to do the same and then i went mouth to lung...so that means i fired it up with only one second in between each press of the button.

    To be honest i kinda liked it,but here is the question:
    Could that damage or cut short the life of the coil?
    would apreciate an answer since im really digging the hit i get when doing it.

    Thanks in advance for the help buddy.

    p.s. awesome review on the Zenith Pro,kudos!
     
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