The Flint MTL Starter Kit by Geek Vape might just be the perfect kit for people looking to bridge the gap between pod systems and larger vape kits. The Flint is a small, discreet device not much larger than your average pod system, but includes replaceable coils, adjustable airflow, and variable voltage settings. With all these settings and a 950mAh battery, it’s definitely surprising to find that the Flint comes in smaller than 100mm in height and fits right in the palm of your hand. While all of this sounds good in theory, does the Flint MTL Kit hold up under the withering scrutiny of the country’s top reviewers? Let’s find out.
- Dimensions: 95 x 22mm
- Construction: Stainless Steel
- Battery: Integrated 950mAh
- Voltage Range:2 – 4.2V
- Juice Capacity:0mL
- Coil Ratings:6ohm NS Coil, 1.2ohm NS Coil
- Sliding Top-Fill System
- Five Different Airflow Settings
- Ultem MTL Drip Tip
- Three Voltage Output Settings
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- Very nice, comfortable drip tip
- Really nice flavor
- Easy top-fill system
- Excellent adjustable airflow
- Variable voltage
- Warmer vape with a quick ramp-up
- Great construction
- Long battery life
- Built-in Ultem tip which is the exact same regardless of which color kit you get
- Not mesh coils
- Coil life is pretty poor
- Very small & stealthy
- 1000mAh battery lasts long on MTL setup
- Adjustable wattage/voltage
- Large airflow range for different MTL preferences
- Outstanding flavor for an MTL setup
- Built-in drip tip
- Pretty good flavor for an MTL setup
- Satisfying throat hit, especially on lower airflow settings
- Smooth & quiet on lowest three airflow settings
- Great size & appearance
- Good drip tip
- 2 coils and a spare glass included
- Direct output, vape quality decreases as battery drains
- Built-in drip tip
So it’s a pretty clear consensus on this one: the reviewers like it. Aside from a few, somewhat nitpicky issues, the Flint puts up good scores across the board. If we had to give it a letter grade, you’re probably looking at a B/B-. It’s a good device for what it is, so let’s get the cons out of the way before discussing whether or not the Flint is for you.
The biggest issue with the Flint is its lack of a removable drip tip. For most people, this is a pretty binary issue: either built-in drip tips drive you crazy or you’re the kind of person who always uses the included drip tip anyway and would not have noticed an integrated drip tip unless someone points it out.
The Flint also uses the older style of round coils, which is kind of disappointing in 2019. While there’s nothing especially wrong with the round wire coils Geek Vape is producing, mesh is the latest trend and it would have been nice to see them following suit. You also do get pretty limited coil life out of these NS coils, with most reports ranging from 3 days to a full week of usage before performance drops off a cliff.
Finally, the Flint is a direct output device. Despite its adjustable voltage, you’re still going to see a pretty noticeable downturn in quality by the time you reach the blue power level on your battery. Again, direct output batteries are not unheard of, especially with MTL devices, but it’s always nice to see a manufacturer add in some power regulation.
On to the good stuff! The Flint kit is super small and portable. As an MTL device, most people are probably looking to use this kit on the go. As such, it’s super convenient that the entire device, tank and all, fit easily within the palm of your hand. The construction is also super solid, feeling really nice in your hand.
The Flint’s tank is also super solid. Although reviewers hate the concept of a built-in drip tip, this tip is actually really good. It’s got a nice small-bore design, creating the perfect type of airflow for MTL. The airflow adjustments are great too, with a broad range of options which will satisfy anyone’s personal MTL vaping preferences.
The variable voltage settings are nice too, allowing for more flexibility and control over the way you vape. The top-fill setup is nice and sturdy with a broad enough fill port to make refills quick, clean, and easy. Finally, the question on everyone’s tongue: how is the flavor? Reviewers gave the flavor on this a range of descriptors, including “great”, “really nice”, “outstanding”, and “pretty good”. In most cases, these adjectives were offset by the “for an MTL setup” modifier, but still: great flavor for an MTL kit.
All told, the Flint is a good little device. There really aren’t any disqualifying cons here, so the question of whether or not this device is for you comes down to how you like to vape. If you’re all about DTL vaping, just go ahead and pass on this; it’s not even possible on the Flint. Likewise, if you’re primarily a DTL vaper who does some occasional MTL vaping, you might be better served with something even smaller, easier, and less expensive than the Flint. The Flint MTL Kit is really for those MTL diehards. If you really spend a lot of time with your higher nicotine MTL vapes, you deserve the kind of quality the Flint is putting out. You get the advantage of finally having full control over your vaping experience, you get replaceable coils, and you don’t have to sacrifice the portability you’re used to. MTL heads – come and get your Flint.