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Kanger M3 Clearomizer Review

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Kanger has a new M3 clearomizer kind of in line with the Vision style clearomizers that are popular these days. The visions styles tend to have one thing in common. They are large cartomizers. The Kanger M3 bucks that trend. It’s a standard sized cartomizer. Read on to find out if this might be a favorite or not.

Design

Kanger’s new clearomizer doesn’t quite follow the Vision formula. For one, the taper isn’t quite as dramatic. It tapers near the very top of the clearomizer were fits its proprietary drip tip.

Kanger M3 drip tip 300x217 imageYes, I said proprietary drip tip. The 1 ml cartomizer does not use a standard drip tip, but then again neither do many of the vision cartomizers.  They use those screw in drip tips that only look like standard tips.

The tip on the M3 however, is fairly unique it’s essentially a clear plastic centerpiece with soft silicone caps on either end. This creates a good seal between the atomizer on top and the end of the cartomizer. The tip is reminiscent of the a revision two G4 cartomizers.

The head is somewhat unique and almost looks like a replaceable head. As far as I can tell it’s not (there’s not really a way to reach in there and unscrew it). The wick design is also a little bit different. It has three short wicks sticking out on either side of the head as opposed to a single stubby wick or the longer CE 2 style wicks.

one way it does match up with the current generation of cartomizers is the ubiquitous liquid measure lines on the side of the cartomizer. I still don’t know how I feel about the usefulness of these lines.

Performance

The Kanger M3 performs about as well as a typical Vision cartomizer. The version I tested weighed in around 2.0 ohm. Like similar devices its happy place was somewhere between 3.7 and 4.0 volts.

Kanger M3 cartomizer performance 300x203 imageIt could probably handle voltage is a little higher as well if I went a bit outside the voltage range before starting dry hits.

However, I did accidentally run it up to well over five volts and that was pretty unpleasant. It took awhile to clear the burnt taste out.

Vapor production was pretty much consistent some of the other Kanger gear like the T2. In other words, it had good vapor production and flavor reproduction was pretty decent.

I did not run into any leaking issues or anything like that. Most likely that funky drip tip deserves the credit.

Naturally, this being a fairly tiny clearomizer, frequent refills of the order of the day. Refilling isn’t too difficult straight out of the bottle though sometimes I found the liquid formed an air pocket around the atomizer head. If you opt to use a needle tip bottle or syringe instead, there shouldn’t be any issues with bubbles getting in the way.

If you prefer a smaller form factor than the larger cartomizers, this might not be a bad choice.

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Kanger has rolled out a whole family of clearomizers lightly. The M3 is sort of the baby of the family. It offers performance similar to the T2 but in a small 1 ml package. If you’re looking for a small clearomizer Edinger OK with kind of a funky drip tip this one might be worth looking into. You can find these at Vapor Alley.

Pros:

  • No leaks
  • Decent performance
  • Compact size
  • Easy filling

Cons:

  • Proprietary drip tip
  • Drip tip sometimes falls off in pocket
  • No replaceable heads

Details:

Product name: Kanger KR 510 M3 Clearomizer
Available from: Vapor Alley
Price: $2.89
Threading: 510
Resistance: 2.0 or 3.0 ohm

Disclosure: I received this product for review purposes. I feature affiliate links for Vapor Alley.

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. The last thing i want to do is refill a carto 2-3 times a day. Good review, however these will probably not make it into my arsenal. :-)

  2. A little off topic but have you heard anything about the "L-Rider Lavatube Epic Storm Lambo 4.0, 4.0amp" as to whether it is a true 4amp unit?

    I wrote CanVape to see if they had tested it but didn't get a response, guess that's a pretty good indication that it isn't. http://www.canvape.com/lavatube-lava-tube-l-rider

    Errol

      1. That apparently answers my question though I saw no mention of the Epic Storm model, guessing it's a 2.5amp unit also. Appears about the only difference with V4 is the ability to read resistance.

        I know Young June has been misrepresenting their products for months but I'm a little surprised L-Rider is doing the same.

        Errol

        1. Yeah, truth be told I gave up on following the LT variants, s I have no real idea which is which any more :) I figure I'll wait on Volcano's V2 and start all over again.

  3. Actually, I am liking these Kanger M3s. I vape at the most 2 ml daily, and when I'm out and about I like keeping a low profile with my stick batteries. I'm 72, and live in a small town in Florida and the last thing I want is to hear my ole cronies telling me I'm crazy! When I'm home I bring out my Vivi Novas and all my other interesting stuff.

    Good vapor, satisfying t/h and flavor is spot on (for me). The top does come off a bit too easily, but other than that, it's all good.

    1. Yes my friend, I also come to like it very much. Since I got it I can't do without it :) good performance, vapor is awesome and great TH on my eGo Twist at 3.4-3.6 volt.
      I use thick juice from Vermillion River and it's unfriendly to clearos, but this one rocks, no burnt taste or dry hits, just the amount of vapor and taste I like.

      Yoovee.

  4. We didn't care for the odd tips but like the smaller size so we figured out an easy mod. Take the bottom rubber stopper off the tip and shove it down over the air tube where it would normally sit if still attached to the original tip. Then use a metal cartomizer rubber replacement tip to fit over that stopper and seal it. Fits perfectly, doesn't fall off in your pocket, and has a shorter profile. After that mod we use these daily. We keep toothpicks in our refill kits to easily pry the clear mini rubber stopper out for refilling.

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