Not what I expected. (28 November 2017)
I ordered my Trillium on Friday evening after reading rave revues and watching even ravier revues on Youtube, and I received it first thing on Monday morning. Which is fantastic service whichever way you look at it.
So, being super stoked at getting my grubby little mitts on this all singing all vaping super tank that everyone is hyped up about, I'm rather disappointed with it. Don't get me wrong, the machining is amazing, the design is understated and divine, and the ergonomics of the airflow ring and filling system are superb... But for me, it just doesn't work. And that's a shame considering that I just forked out somewhere in the region of 45 quid for it.
Let me explain, what to me, are the major problems with it compared to my £11 Innokin Axiom tank...
I tend to vape MTL, and at 35 watts with a 0.5ohm coil on my Vaporesso Revenger the Innokin springs into immediate life giving huge crackling clouds of vapour with the airflow half closed and me taking 1.25 second hits.
The Trillium just doesn't work at 35 watts with a 0.5ohm coil. Instead you have to crank it up to 45 watts and then, with the airflow wide open suck and suck until your cheeks hurt to get anything approaching the same amount of vapour.
The drip tip that's supplied with the Trillium is far too short and narrow, and as you suck what feels like a golf ball through a metre of hosepipe in the vain hope that something will happen sometime soon, you can feel your lips beginning to blister from the heat being transferred into the body of the tank. I dug around in my vape drawer and found a decent drip tip off my Crius and stuck that on instead. That helped a lot but not enough to overcome the lack of airflow.
Also, this is my own personal choice, but I like a damn good crackle from a coil when I vape. My Innokin Axiom crackles, my Innokin Scion crackles, my Crius crackles, my old Kanger crackles, my missus's Slipsteam crackles, even my Darang dripper crackles. The Trillium with an Atlantis coil fitted just kind of hisses instead. Years ago, when I first started vaping on those useless carto pen things that's what they used to do as well, and that's disappointing.
As for taste? The Trillium is actually marginally better than the Innokin, but that's about it. I've owned the Trillium for roughly 12 hours, I've had to fill it 4 times and change a set set of 18650's. I normally fill my Innokin twice every 24hrs and also change my batteries once in that time, whereas the Trillium seems to just drink juice and eat batteries for not a lot of reward.
Do I consign it to the vape drawer, or do I bung it on eBay and sell it on? I think that, because of the original upfront price of the thing I'll buy a few different coils and see if I can get it to work. My first impression though isn't great, and that's a shame because I really wanted to buy British and have a tank that I could just lob virtually any pre-built coil in and use it as my 'daily driver' for years to come.
I'd honestly rate it as follows:
Build quality is 10/10
Design is 10/10
Ergonomics are 10/10
You don't get a spare glass with it and the packaging is a bit bargain basement. Who needs the packaging? But a spare glass would have been good. 5/10
Usability based on first impression and past experience 2/10
Maybe I've just got a bad one, but it just doesn't feel right to me.