Hello dear vapers, Chris Sisson here again. Today lets look at a new release from a company called Ample. Ample a company out of Shenzen is a new one for me although they’ve been around for some time now and have at least a few releases under their belt. The latest is a follow up to a sub-ohm tank called the Ample Mace-X which had one very notable feature.
A new coil system called ADC (Ample Disc Coils) or AHC (Ample Hive Coils) which look quite similar to Aspires recent ARC or Aspire Radial Coils wherein the heating surface is more like a stove-top which sits at the bottom of the coil head and draws liquid up from underneath.
I’ve only ever briefly tried the stove-top coils from Aspire and this is my first experience with Amples take on the technology. Here are my honest thoughts on the Ample Mace-X.
Ample Mace-X Package Contents:
- 1x Mace-X Tank 3.7ml
- 1x ADC-XF1 coil pre-installed
- 1x ADC-XF1 coil
- 1x Spare Part Polybag
- 1x Replacement glass tube 5.7ml
- 1x User Manual
Ample Mace-X Features and Specs:
- Size: 24.5 x 43.7 mm(2 ml)/24.5 x 50.2 mm(3.7 ml)
- Capacity: 2 ml/3.7 ml(can be extended to 5.7 ml with bulb tube)
- Coil: ADC-XF1 0.27 ohm, 35-90 W/best 50-75 W
- Drip tip: 810
- Thread: 510 thread
- Extendable e-liquid capacity (3.7 ml to 5.7 ml)
- Easy top filling design
- Adjustable top airflow
- 810 drip tip
Packaging and contents:
The kit comes packed in a black cardboard box with an image on the front of the Mace-X and a listing of the contents on the back. Inside the tank and extras are safely packed in a thick white sponge insert.
In the kit you get the Mace-X tank, a spare ADC coil, an alternate bubble glass tank, an alternate 810 drip tip and a bag of spares. In the bag of spares you get a bunch of clear and black o-rings and that’s about it. Basically everything you need to get started with the Mace-X.
The Ample Mace-X Sub-ohm Tank:
The Mace-X is a nice looking tank and comes in a variety of colors like Blue, Silver and Black. It’s a 24.5 mm diameter tank that stands 50.2 mm tall that holds 3.7 ml of liquid or 5.7 ml if using the included bubble glass tank.
Starting at the top it’s got a nice thick 810 drip tip that’s colored to match the o-rings in the tank. Mine was yellow with yellow o-rings which I thought looked pretty flashy with the blue tank. If you don’t like it however it also comes with a plain black 810 tip and some black o-rings to match it.
Unfortunately the yellow o-rings that came installed in mine stuck to the glass and ripped when I first got the tank so I’ve been stuck using the black o-rings which also look pretty good.
Just below the drip tip is the top fill port. The cap has notches sort of cut in to it to help with grip when unscrewing it. It’s easy to open and refill thanks to two large kidney shaped holes under the cap but it doesn’t have any quick open features like short threads or a slide open top.
Just below the top fill cap is the top adjustable airflow. It comes in via two cyclops style slots with an adjustable ring so you can adjust it to your preference. The ring is easy enough to turn but doesn’t have stops at either end so it will just continually spin when you turn it.
It is firm enough it should stay in place though. The airflow is guided down to the coil via the chimney which has a secondary channel around the outside. The airflow hits the top of the coil and is drawn back up the center of the chimney.
This style of top airflow however has the unfortunate effect of just scooping vapor off the top of the coil and not really drawing across it which definitely has an impact on the vapor production. At full open it’s a slightly restricted direct lung hit but even closed down I don’t think this one will be suitable for mouth to lung vapers.
The ADC or Ample Disc Coils are what really sets this tank apart from the rest. It works much like a hot plate with a round disc shaped grill that sits over top of a bed of cotton. Sort of like a mesh coil that’s been flattened out in to a circle.
A series of little holes around the base of the coil head feed the wick which in turn feeds the thirsty coil. The included coils are both rated at 0.27 ohms with a range of 35-90 w with the suggested best range between 50-75 w.
I found the sweet spot for me to be around 60-65 w where it performed well without getting too hot. It produces some decent vapor but it’s not super cloudy and the vapor tends to be hot and dense. This thing just rips through juice and I can clear a tank in one quick session.
However I do have some complaints with this new technology. The most unfortunate being that this things pops. Literally every time I go to take a hit when I fire it up it pops and spits.
Usually after the first fire it’s fine but even then it tends to spit a little bit of hot juice in to my mouth from time to time. Flavor is pretty good but not as good as other more standard mesh coils on the market which might be related to the heat and density of the vapor I’m getting from it.
Ample Mace-X Sub-ohm Tank Pros and Cons
- Build quality
- Bubble tank
- Top fill
- Top adjustable airflow
- Ease of use
- No leaks
- Good flavour and vapour
- Hot saturated vape
- Pops and spits
- Yellow orings wrecked out of the box
- Airflow doesn’t draw across coil
Ample Mace-X Sub-ohm Tank Video Review
I found the Ample Mace-X to be an interesting change from the usual format of notch or mesh coils. It definitely provides a different kind of experience, one that’s a bit warmer and more saturated then the others I’ve tried recently.
For me personally it’s a bit much as a daily driver but I know plenty of people out there will appreciate what this interesting tank and coils can do. I’d say this one will be best suited to seasoned users who enjoy a hot dense vape.
After 26 years of smoking I made the switch to vaping and never looked back. Now with over 5 years of vaping experience and 4 years of reviews under my belt I’m a passionate and experienced vaper who loves to give back to the community.