Dotmod really does offer a full line of vape products – from Mechanical to squonk to regulated mod – from RDA to RTA to dotTank and a line of juice. Dot’s products have generally filled the void in the “medium” price range and have been quite popular. Let’s take a look at the dotMTL – a 22mm Mouth-To-Lung tank recently released in Canada. I’m not a gold guy so I opted for the more subtle SS version – let’s take a look:
- Stainless steel or 24k gold plated
- Single post
- 22mm diameter
- Works with nicotine salts & freebase nicotine
- Hidden adjustable airflow
Pretty standard fare – the MTL comes nicely boxed and held in a foam insert. Included are clear tank, matching metal tank, two drip tips, two different center pins, a screwdriver and a bag of spares. Certificate of Authenticity and an instruction booklet are also included.
Fit and Finish:
The dotMTL is nicely finished. There are some machining marks on the base and the chimney portion was a tad difficult to get to align and screw together. Other than that – the MTL is tight and leak free. Screws were all fairly beefy and without issue.
Airflow can be adjusted for side (three holes), side and bottom or bottom only (single hole on the deck) – this adjustment must be made by taking the atty apart. There is also a ring on the base that controls airflow. Note the ring is difficult to adjust without loosening the atty from your mod. The deck itself provides a large enough area to throw in a larger coil as it’s one post assembly on one side. I’m currently running a 5-wrap 3mm 30/38 clapton without issue.
The tank portion is friction fit with the o-rings on the base, then held by the proprietary drip tip that screws down to secure it. I haven’t experienced any leakage so far – and no leaks fro the drip tip either.
Like 95% of the instruction books out there, this one was as helpful as it was confusing – especially in regards to the airflow options. I eventually got this set-up using the bottom airflow only option. Your coil is secured to the deck with one clamp and one screw. I haven’t experienced any loosening or effect on resistance. As I mentioned above, I’m using a 30/38 clapton. The clamp holds it securely. It’s ohming out at 0.7 ish and has been performing very well. It’s easy to build and wicking is easy – you can use regular thickness wicks that extend down the channel to the holes. Don’t under or over-stuff though use a tad more if using 50/50 nic salts.
The vape is decent. The MTL comes set up with airflow already set for a side/bottom mix. I changed it to bottom only after using it in it’s original state. The side/bottom mix was ideal for restricted lung. With the air closed down and bottom only, you’re able to achieve a fairly tight MTL draw – tight enough to make it take some effort.
To be honest, MTL vaping isn’t what I think of when I think of Dotmod. The atty is well built and the vape quality is nice enough that I’d recommend it over low priced options. May not have the cachet of Svoemesto, but the dotMTL is a capable mid-priced option.
- One (1) dotMTL
- Two (2) Caps (clear/finish match)
- Two (2) Drip tips (Ultem/black)
- Two (2) O-rings
- One (1) Solid 510 pin
- One (1) Side airflow 510 pin
- One (1) Screwdriver
- One (1) Instruction manual
- One (1) Certificate of authenticity