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Freemax Marvos 60W Pod Mod Kit Review / Their 1st Tri-Proof (IP67 Rated) Shock Dust and Water Proof Pod

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The Marvos 60W Pod Mod kit is the second release in the Marvos range of devices emerging from Freemax. Unlike the Marvos T 80W, which we recently reviewed, the Marvos 60W is Freemax’s first Tri-Proof IP67 rated Pod Mod.

Incorporating the same Marvos pod across the two devices, which include the same range of Mesh coils giving outstanding performance, the similarities between the two stop there.

Marvos 60W Pod Mod Kit plus Coils

The Marvos 60W Pod Mod kit is a 5W-60W pod mod kit with a military grade Tri-Proof silicone rubber coating. This means it’s IP67 rated to withstand “Shock”, “Dust” and “Water” ingress. Before you say, I won’t be putting this to the test…just in case!

It’s powered by an internal 2000mAh capacity battery with a 2A Type-C USB fast charging port concealed behind a silicone runner bung. Charging takes approximately 90 minutes to fully charge the battery.

Control of the Marvos 60W is carried out by the upgraded FM Chip 2.0, providing accurate power levels, an ultra -fast 0.001s firing speed and the usual host of safety features.

Unlike the Marvos T 80W, the Marvos 60W has a 0.96inch TFT colored display screen and works in “Power”, “Smart” and “Bypass” modes and has 5 selectable color screen options.

Marvos 60W plus Pod plus Coils

Twin fully adjustable airflow slots with a variable controlled adjustment lever at the back of the pod mod provide ample airflow control. Those of you familiar with the Vinci 2 and Argus kits will recognize this style of airflow control.

The pod has an e-liquid capacity of 4.5ml (2ml EU variant), is re-fillable via the silicone rubber bottom fill port and accepts the MS Mesh series of push fit coils. These coils utilize Freemax’s FM COILTECH 4.0 (Tea Fibre Cotton Formula and Military Grade SS904L Mesh) so the flavor and performance is really impressive.

Secured by 4 strong magnets and incorporating a removable 810 drip tip, coupled with the fact the tint of the whole pod is transparent; it’s understandably being used across the Marvos range. Why change a really good pod!

Overall, the Marvos 60W is one very solid, very durable and very impressive pod kit.

I would like to thank the guys and girls (Tina) at Freemax for sending me the Freemax Marvos 60W pod kit to review, and for including the DTL 4.0ml Glass Pod. As always this review is completely unbiased and is my honest opinion based on my findings. We may receive a small affiliate commission if you click on the buy buttons but at no extra cost to you.

One other point worth mentioning before we delve into the review, peaking at Freemax’s website shows there’s possibly an RTA and Pod Tank being released. Should be interesting!

Freemax Marvos 60W Pod Mod Kit Review


Contents

Features and Specifications


  • Dimensions: 32.6mm x 30.6mm x 123.6mm
  • Weight: 132 grams
  • Construction: Zinc Alloy + Liquid Silicone Rubber +PCTG
  • Tri-Proof Tech (IP67) Rated
  • Charging: Type C USB (5V/2A)
  • Output Wattage: 5W – 60W
  • Input Voltage: 3.3V – 4.2V
  • Output Voltage: 0.7V – 4.2V
  • E-liquid Capacity: 4.5ml Pod (2ml EU Pod Variant), 4ml Glass
  • Pods: Refillable and Replaceable Coils
  • Coil Resistance: 0.15 / 0.25 / 0.35 / 0.5 ohm
  • Coil Type: MS Mesh (SS904L)
  • Removable 810 Anti-Spitback Drip Tip
  • Battery Specification: 2000mAh Internal Battery
  • Display: 0.96inch TFT Color Changing Screen
  • Firing Mechanism: Fire Button Activated
  • Output Modes: Power / Smart / Bypass
  • Airflow: 2 Slot Fully Adjustable

What’s in the box?


Marvos 60W Pod Mod Kit Whats In The Box
  • Freemax Marvos 60W Pod Body
  • Freemax Marvos DTL Pod 4.5ml or 2ml EU Variant
  • Freemax MS Mesh Coil 0.25 ohm
  • Freemax MS Mesh Coil 0.35 ohm
  • Type-C USB Cable
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • Warning Card

Freemax Marvos 60W Design and Appearance


The dimensions of the Marvos 60W Pod kit are 32.6mm depth x 30.6mm width x 123.6mm tall and weighs in at 132g. An internal 2000mAh battery powers the pod mod, big enough to last the day (unless you chain vape) before needing to be charged.

Constructed out of Zinc-Alloy with a black liquid silicone coating around its frame, the Marvos 60W is IP67 rated being Shock-Proof, Dust-Proof and Water-Proof. Freemax describe this as Tri-Proof Tech.

While the Marvos 60W pod mod is coated with the liquid silicone rubber, the top section which includes the fire button and airflow ports provides the color variants on the zinc alloy frame. There are 4 different colors available; these being Red, Blue, Gunmetal and Black.

The way Freemax have designed the rubber coating really does look good making the whole device very tactile. It appears to be layered in sections and molded into the frame. It’s hard to describe, they look like panels with their own inlays. Hopefully the photos I take will do it justice.

The silicone side sections are ribbed in a matt finish enabling a non-slip grip. Within those panels is a darker yet reflective banding giving the overall finish a futuristic feel. Equally the same design has been used on the bottom of the pod mod. I really really like it!

At the top of the Marvos 60W pod mod is the recessed opening where the pod is housed. A circular steel disc plate is secured with 4 screws into the housing with a circular cut-out giving access for the positioning of the coil when it’s fitted. This plate acts as the magnetic catch when the pod is fitted.

Below the steel plate is the void opening giving airflow access to the 2 variable airflow slots and control lever. In this void are also the two spring loaded gold plated contact pins that locate against the bottom of the coil in the pod housing.

Just below the top of the device are the two fully adjustable airflow slots, rectangular in shape, controlled via the airflow lever positioned at the rear of the pod mod. This lever moves a rotating ring inside the casing, thus opening or closing the two airflow slots.

The resistance of the airflow lever is very positive so there is no fear of it moving accidentally. My one concern about the lever is, because it protrudes out from the Marvos pod mod body by about 6mm, will it snap off it it’s dropped. If that happens, there’s no way of adjusting the airflow.

Marvos 60w Display and Buttons View

On the front top of the Marvos 60W on the colored panel is the square cut edge fire button and towards the bottom on the black glass display panel are the two smaller +/- control buttons.

All three buttons are finished in a black nickel type reflective coating and have a very positive “click” feel to them. There is definitely NO button rattle at all.

Between the fire button and the +/- control buttons is the 0.96inch TFT colored display screen. All the information is clearly visible, even in bright sunlight. The use of the different colors to highlight each of the individual parameters is very effective.

The included information on the display is as follows:

  • Power / Smart / Bypass
  • Battery level indicator
  • Wattage / Voltage levels
  • Lock / Unlock
  • A smaller Wattage/Voltage reading (opposite to what’s been selected)
  • Coil resistance reading
  • Puff counter
  • Vaping time reading
  • Theme: 5 color display options

Below the +/- buttons towards the bottom of the Marvos is the Type-C USB fast charging port specified as 5V/2A. This will charge the Marvos pretty quickly within 90 minutes.

This port is recessed and located behind the rectangular black silicone rubber bung to protect it from the elements (IP67).

Removing the bung DOES require finger-nails. It’s secured on the right hand side and once open will swivel round so the charging cable can be inserted without being restricted.

Marvos 60W Bottom View

Branding is limited to the words “FreeMax”  printed in small white lettering above the fire button and on the reverse side in bigger white lettering “MARVOS 60W”.

The bottom of the device has the same silicon rubber coating with the darker banding showing the CE marking.

There doesn’t appear to be any battery venting holes on the base and to be honest I didn’t expect any because of the IP67 rating. BUT, what is puzzling me is the center black part where the CE marking is. The 4 outer middle edges of the panel seem to be very slightly raised which makes me think these maybe battery venting slots?

I’m sure someone will put me straight on this!

The Smart FM 2.0 Chipset in the Marvos  60W provides the necessary protection and will display these notifications on the TFT display screen:

  • Time Out (10s)
  • No Atomizer (no resistance detected)
  • High Temperature Protection
  • Low Battery
  • Atomizer Short

Overall, I’m really impressed with the design and appearance of the Marvos 60w, the build quality looks really impressive. It’s not often I fiddle with a pod or mod but the finish on it really is very tactile and just cries out to be touched!

Freemax Marvos Pod Design and Appearance


I will be upfront and say that we’ve only just reviewed the Marvos pod as part of the Marvos T 80W Pod Kit Review.

As the pod is identical to both the Marvos 60W and Marvos T 80W, we have used the same wording from that review for simplicity.

The Marvos pod is circular in shape, has an e-liquid capacity of 4.5ml (2ml EU variant) and is lightly tinted black semi-opaque in color. The tint is pretty much transparent so the e-liquid is clearly visible through it.

Manufactured out of PCTG material, it’s specifically designed for DTL vaping with increased airflow and a V-shaped design to help prevent spitback. The mouthpiece having a removable wide bore 810 drip tip, matches that of the pod housing. The drip tip incorporates 2 silicone O-Rings that do a very good job of securing the mouthpiece into the pod.

On the underside of the pod are 4 strong magnets that locate and fix to the metal plate on the Marvos mod. The fill port is bottom filling and is located behind a black silicone rubber flap that sits flush with the bottom of the pod.

Written on the flap are the words “FreeMax” with a little arrow below the “X” that donates where the silicone flap is to be gently lifted to gain access to the fill port. There is a small fingernail slot below the arrow to aid removal.

When the fill port flap is open, it’s held in place so won’t get misplaced. The fill opening is oval in shape and is pretty small. Filling with needle tip e-liquid bottles isn’t a problem but the shorter stubbier bottle tips are a little tricky. Filling slowly didn’t cause me a problem.

The pod accepts the MS range of push fit replaceable coils and are simply pushed into place into the circular opening from the bottom of the pod. The 3 O-Rings on the coil, 2 at the top and 1 at the bottom of the coil do a good job of sealing the coil in place to prevent e-liquid seepage.

Inserting the pod is straight-forward, simply place the pod to the Marvos body opening and it will slide into the recess and be locked and snap into place by the magnets. Removing the pod is carried out by applying pressure to the pod body and pulling away from the Marvos pod mod.

When the pod is attached to the Marvos 60W pod mod, if the pod mod is set to Smart mode, the coil will be automatically recognized and the optimum wattage will be set on the device for that particular coil.

Glass DTL Pod (4.0ml)

Freemax kindly send us the Glass DTL pod to try. It’s not part of the kit, but can be purchased separately and can be used on the two Marvos devices. Again we’ve used the wording from the Marvos T 80W review for simplicity.

The pod is clear Pyrex glass, marketed as being the first glass pod of its kind. The e-liquid capacity is 4.0ml, slightly smaller than the pod included in the kit.

As you can see from the photo, the two different pods follow the same design, both have removable 810 wide bore drip tips but the outer diameter of the glass pod is slightly smaller. When it’s inserted into the Marvos body, the pod sits inside the body and is not flush to the body as the included PCTG tinted pod is.

The base section and underside of the glass pod are stainless steel or alloy with the same black silicone rubber fill cap. Interestingly, the oval fill port is slightly larger on this glass pod than the one on the PCTG pod.

Performance wise is no different between the two pods but have to say it’s nice using the glass pyrex, makes it stand out and a little bit different from the norm. Not sure how it would stand up to being dropped but hopefully I won’t have to put it to the test.

Freemax Marvos 60W Pod Mod Functionality


The Marvos 60W pod mod uses a 0.96inch colored display to show all of the set parameters and changes to these are carried out by sequential presses of the fire button and the +/- buttons as follows:

  • Fire button pressed 5 times turns the device on or off
  • Fire button pressed 3 times will switch between Power, Smart and Bypass modes
  • + button will increment the wattage in 1W steps
  • – button will decrease the wattage in 1W steps
  • Fire button and – button will switch between the 5 color themes
  • Fire button and + button will reset the Puff counter
  • +and- buttons together will Lock/Unlock the device
  • Fire button and +/- buttons for 3 seconds will Factory Reset

Included on the 0.96inch colored display is all of the read-out information as follows:

  • Power / Smart / Bypass
  • Battery level indicator
  • Wattage / Voltage levels
  • Lock / Unlock
  • A smaller Wattage/Voltage reading (opposite to what’s been selected)
  • Coil resistance reading
  • Puff counter
  • Vaping time reading
  • Theme: 5 color display options

Also the safety read-outs for the protection of the Marvos 60W are:

  • Time Out (10s)
  • No Atomizer (no resistance detected)
  • High Temperature Protection
  • Low Battery
  • Atomizer Short

To give a brief overview of the “Smart” modes and what they do and mean, we’ve included a brief description

Smart Mode: Power

Standard wattage mode. Wattage is variable between 5W through to 60W and adjusted by the + or – buttons. Pressing the button each time will increment or decrease the wattage in 1W steps. Holding the + or – button down will cycle through the wattage quicker.

Smart Mode: Smart

Automatic Coil Recognition. Automatically detects the type of coil fitted in the pod and selects the optimum wattage for that coil. Adjustment of the wattage is still possible by the +/- buttons if you want to fine tune your vape experience.

My one comment regarding auto-coil recognition is while it’s handy for those folk who don’t know what wattage to set the device to for the coil they’re using, it’s not always wise to fire a brand new coil at its optimum wattage.

When using a new coil for the first time, i would recommend starting off at a low wattage for a few draws then slowly increase the wattage for a few more draws to slowly bed in the coil. This will help prolong the life of the coil.

For more information, please take a look at our guide on How to Prolong the Life of your Coil.

Smart Mode: Bypass

Switching to this mode will basically mimic a mechanical mod. It using the available battery power (voltage) and applies that to the coil. As the battery voltage reduces so will the wattage and the vape intensity will reduce.

The display will indicate the applied battery voltage where the wattage is normally shown. Underneath that, next to the coil reading is the wattage you will be vaping at.

Color Theme

Pressing the fire button and – button together for one second will alter the color of the display. 5 color options are available, these being Blue, Orange, Green, Red and White.

Switching between the different modes is very straight-forward and the display with its different color modes is very crisp and clear. The brightness of the display is quite bright so will be no trouble seeing it in direct sunlight.

In-activity of any button presses after a period of 1 minute will put the display into standby mode (blank).

Freemax Marvos 60W Kit Performance


Composition of both coils are; SS904L Mesh and Tea Fiber Cotton and use the FM Coiltech 4.0 technology. There are 4 different coils available in the MS Mesh range but the two included in the kit are:

MS Mesh 0.35 ohm Coil

Freemax specify the optimum range of this coil is 30W-40W. When operated in Smart mode, the pod mod will auto recognize the coil and set the wattage to 30W.

There’s very little to say other than the flavor and vapor really is excellent. Both kicked in from a low wattage of 12W and just improved as the wattage was increased to its upper limit.

The coil worked really well with different ratio juices and wasn’t struggling with higher VG ratio’s. I preferred using this coil around the 20W setting which gave me a cool satisfying vape.

MS Mesh 0.25 ohm Coil

Freemax specify the optimum range of this coil is 40W-60W. When operated in Smart mode, the pod mod will auto recognize the coil and set the wattage to 50W.

Another great performing coil, a slightly warmer vape than the 0.35 ohm coil at the mid wattage point.

The coil worked really well for me below the minimum recommended wattage setting so was happy vaping away at 30W. Obviously increasing the wattage to 40W and above improved the flavor slightly and did produce dense vapor.

Coil/Performance Summary

I’m beginning to sound like a broken record! The performance and flavor from these two coils really is very impressive. Not just these but all the coil types I’ve tried on various Freemax tanks and pods really are some of the best I’ve used.

I prefer to vape at a lower wattage giving me a longer less intense draw and both these coils worked perfectly. Increasing the wattage to the optimum, even maximum recommended and beyond worked faultlessly.

Freemax Marvos 60W Battery Performance


The Marvos 60W has an internal 2000mAh battery which did last for approximately 6hrs of vaping while using the Smart mode setting (optimum wattage) on the 0.25 ohm coil before I had to re-charge. Obviously this is subjective and depends on your vaping style, the coil type you’re using and the wattage you’ve selected.

Reducing the wattage while using the 0.35 ohm coil to 20W, with average vaping, gave me approximately 11hrs of vaping before the battery cut out.

Good to see that Freemax have again included the option of “Pass-Through”, meaning that you can still vape the Marvos 60W pod mod while it’s being charged.

How do I Fill the Freemax Marvos Pod?


Filling the Marvos Pod

Simply grasp the pod body, NOT the mouthpiece and pull upwards away from the Marvos body. Because the pod is a secure fit, slightly prize the pod to one side releasing one of the magnets then pull the pod out.

Once removed, you will see the little black silicone rubber flap on the side of the pod, gently pull this flap open from the end with the little arrow on it and the fingernail slot.

Place your e-liquid bottle tip into this opening and squeeze the bottle until the pod is nearly full.

Once complete, replace the black silicone rubber flap and re-insert the pod back into the Marvos 60W body.

Quick Tip: If you are filling the pod for the first time, drip a few drops of e liquid onto the wick of the coil first. Push the coil into the pod then fill the pod and leave to stand for approx. 10-15 minutes before you start to vape. This will help saturate the wick fully in e-liquid and help prolong the life of your coil.

How do I Change the Coil in the Freemax Marvos 60W Pod?


Changing the Coil in the Marvos Pod

Remove the pod as you would for filling as above.

Because the coils are a push fit type, simply pull the old coil out from the bottom of the pod and replace with a new one.

Do note that if the pod has e-liquid in it while your remove the coil, e-liquid will spill from the pod. The best method to avoid this or to keep e-liquid spillage to a minimum is to hold the pod upside down (drip tip pointing downwards), place your finger tightly over the opening of the drip tip and then remove the coil.

Replace with a new coil while still holding your finger over the drip tip. Turn the pod the right way up and take your finger off the drip tip.

As always, when replacing a new coil, follow the procedure as outlined in the quick tip above under ‘filling’.

How do I Charge the Freemax Marvos 60W Pod Mod?


Unplug the black silicone rubber bung that’s covering the Type-C USB charge port. This is a pretty tight fit and has to be to maintain the IP67 rating. Fingernails are a must! Once removed, the rubber bung does swivel round giving access to the recessed charge port.

Using the supplied charging cable, plug the Type-C USB cable into the charging port on the front of the Marvos 60W. Plug the other end into an appropriate power outlet.

The battery icon will be displayed on the screen with the battery bars cycling to depict it’s charging. Obviously the number of cycling bars indicates the status of charge.

After approximately 2 minutes the display will dim slightly. Strangely enough, after a further 5 minutes the display goes black. At this point you would think that the battery has completed its charge cycle. Pressing either the + or – button brings up the display again showing the battery icon with the bars still cycling.

The only way to tell when it’s completely charged is to press one of the + or – buttons and check to see that the battery icon and cycling bars remain static.

I would of preferred to see the display remain in its dim state still showing the cycling battery icon until the charge cycle was completed.

Charge time from discharged to full charge will take approx. 90 minutes.

As the Marvos 60W does have pass-through, you can vape while it’s on charge.

Always observe safe charging practices i.e. always charge on a non-flammable surface and NEVER leave your device unattended whilst charging.

Freemax Marvos 60W Pod Kit Price


Expect to pay around the £30+ mark for the complete kit. I really like the aesthetics and the performance of the Marvos 60W pod mod kit, especially the ruggedness of it. The build quality is very good. And as always the flavor from the coils really is impressive.

Freemax Marvos 60W Pod Kit Verdict


Marvos 60W Pod Kit Review Verdict

Pros

  • Very good build quality
  • Good capacity internal battery
  • IP67 rated
  • Sleek and stylish
  • Fantastic flavour and vapour production
  • Re-fillable and replaceable coils
  • Fully adjustable airflow
  • Clear, crisp, colored bright display
  • Both coils produced terrific results
  • Smart coil recognition
  • Quick charging cycle
  • Pass-Through option
  • Removable 810 drip tip
  • Simple to use

Cons

  • Battery icon not visible during charge cycle
  • Slight seepage from coils

Freemax Marvos 60W Pod Kit Summary

Freemax Marvos 60W Pod Mod Kit

Having used the Freemax Marvos 60W kit for a couple of weeks now, I really do like it. I find myself caressing the liquid silicone rubber coating between vaping….How sad is that!

The flavor and vapor from the included coils really is outstanding and the coil life so far seems really good. The design and build quality is very good, the operation is straight-forward and simple to use and the colored display shows everything you need to know, even in direct sunlight.

I’m not too fussed about Smart coil recognition as I do like to fiddle with my wattage but do see the benefits of it for new vapers.

Definitely a bonus that it’s IP67 so will survive some punishment even though I’m not totally convinced it will withstand being submerged in water.

I would certainly recommend this to a new or experienced vaper alike.

I did receive the black model for this review and couldn’t resist looking at the other colors in the range. I will definitely be treating myself to the red one; it looks really nice against the black silicone rubber coating.

Freemax have again produced another winner with their first Tri-Proof (IP67) rated pod mod. I’m sure those folk that purchase one won’t be disappointed.


Hope you enjoyed this review on the Freemax Marvos 60W pod mod kit and found it useful. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave us a comment below.

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