Horizontech Falcon King Review

The undisputed champion of 2018 has returned with a new look and new style.  However does Horizontech’s reign as king continue or does the falcon finally get usurped from the throne?

Last year when the Horizontech Falcon released it took the market by storm, almost in a literal sense.  Everyone rushed out to buy one, it was everywhere and admittedly this reviewer bought one also upon release.  Taking the standard coil and adding wood pulp to the cotton, it provided a flavour that blew everyone away.  I’ll admit I wasn’t a big fan of those coils but in the august and the release of the falcon mesh coils, the tank truly had no equal as a single mesh coil tank.  So now with the release of the Falcon king, Horizontech are revamping the coils, improving the tank and offering a DLC version of one of the most popular products of 2018.  Is the king worthy of your adulation?  Before we get into all of that, let’s start with the details;

In the Box

  • Horizon Falcon King Tank
  • M-Dual coil (installed)
  • M1+ coil
  • Drip tip
  • Spare glass
  • Spare O-rings
  • User manual

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Specifications

  • Size: 59.5×25.4 (Bubble glass diameter – 28mm)
  • E-liquid capacity: 6ml (standard) / 2ml (EU)
  • Coils: M-Dual Mesh, M1+ Mesh
  • Compatible with original Falcon coils
  • Locking top fill cap
  • Bottom adjustable airflow

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About the Horizontech Falcon King

The falcon King is a 6 mil capacity tank which proves to be a massive upgrade over the old Falcon design.  The tank comes with 6 mil bubble glass as standard with replaceable 810 drip tip and bottom adjustable airflow.  The tank is a 25mm tank with painted design and striking drip tip to match.  The tank comes with 2 coils, the M1 + rated 0.16 ohm and recommended at 75w and the M Dual coil rated at 0.38 ohms and recommended at 80w.  The coils come with a new bamboo wicking design to replace the old wood pulp with the aim to bring better flavour and wicking in your tank.  The filling hole is locked through a button on the side of the tank that once pressed, swings the top cap open to reveal a kidney hole shaped filling port.

All previous falcon coils are compatible with the new tank design and visa versa.

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Colour Options

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Falcon King Pros

I know where I should start with this tank but I am going to start at the bottom first and foremost and that is the design of the tank.  The original falcon design was simplistic and low profile which I think added to its charm upon release.  The Falcon king however is a loud mammoth of a tank that aims to be loud and in your face.  For what its worth, I think it is a wonderful design change for the tank and it now feels premium rather than simple.  It is a much bigger tank but the additional capacity as standard it brings is a lovely welcomed addition and it provides vapers with longer times between pulls compared to the original.  Using the tank I have had no leaking issues whatsoever which may be a big improvement on the original design.  The airflow is massive on this tank and I think that has been done with the bigger coils in mind.  It means you can get massive clouds now via the new M dual coil especially if you push over the recommendation.  If you are using the old style coils then I would suggest turning the airflow down quite a bit.

The top fill system is another massive improvement on the original as the button used to open it requires a firm press before it will swing open.  As it requires additional pressure to open, this is fantastic and it ensures there are no accidental openings when carried about in your bag/pocket.  The fill hole is nice and wide and I had no bubbling issues when filling like smaller holed tanks so again another big plus for me.  The tank overall feels really well made and solid and it has survived a fair few drops without any breaking or paint chipping so the quality overall is really high.

Onto the coils now and probably where I should have started this.  Stress testing the coils in the box, I found both to provide a really nice flavour that brought through the complexities of the liquids I put through them.  The M1= performed better on that front but both provided great flavour and a wonderful cloud production.  Wicking was not an issue on either tank and unless the tank was completely dry I suffered no dry hits whatsoever.  So the Bamboo inside the cotton does wick as well as the wood pulp did and it still brings out the great flavour that you would expect from Horizontech.  Coil life varied but the M1+ was performing over 2 weeks easy which was again a great comparison to the original M1 coils that also provided great life.

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Falcon King Cons

It is a strange one but I can’t really fault the tank at all, perhaps only superficially.  For example when filling the tank too quickly, I found that the liquid occasionally would overfill the top too fast and spill out but that was easily remedied by slowly filling the tank instead.  No real problem with that overall however and it won’t be flooding on you if you are too eager to fill it up.  The other minor con with the tank is that the airflow when fully open is a little loud to be honest.  It does quieten down after reducing it so it won’t be loud when using an original M! coil for example but wide open it certainly isn’t the quietest on the market.

Onto the coils now and the main focus of the cons will be around the M Dual coil specifically as the M1+ performed really well.  The first mention will be the lower coil life compared to the single mesh with a very noticeable drop in flavour after a week and a half.  So there is some continuity in the Horizontech coils considering the triple mesh suffered very much like the new dual did for life.  The next thing to mention is the recommended wattage on the coils, completely ignore it for the M Dual.  I found the M dual was not getting anywhere near enough power at 80w and I was pushing it up to 90w to prevent juice coming into the drip tip.  So strange thing to mention the coils are a little undersold rather than oversold.

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Overall

The question you will ask yourself is which version of the falcon is better?  After all the king will cost at least £10 more and still work with the old coils, what is the point in buying this one?  Very good question, the answer being that the Falcon King is a greatly improved tank in every way possible from the original.  The capacity standard is bigger, the tank feels a better quality and in my opinion it looks much nicer also.  As an upgrade for your original, the King very much feels like a worthy purchase.  When it comes to the new bamboo coils, don’t rush out to buy them.  They perform well but I am happy to stick my neck out and say they aren’t better than the original M1 coil and that is not a negative as such, just a testament to how good they are.  So certainly buy this tank if you want a really high quality beast of a tank but perhaps if you don’t get along with the bamboo coils, the M1 still provide an excellent vape.

Horizontech prove that they remain the king of the sub ohm tank whilst their rivals are still jesters in the court.

 

9.5 Total Score
The best remains one of the best on the market

The Falcon king proves that sometimes you don't have to reinvent the wheel to keep on top. Providing an improved design, higher capacity and different coils to choose from, the King tank still remains King on the market.

9.3Expert Score
Design
10
Coil Performance
8.5
Coil Flavour
9
Build Quality
10
Ease of use
9
9.6User's score
Design
10
Coil Performance
10
Coil Flavour
9
Build Quality
9
Ease of use
10
PROS
  • Fantastic Build Quality
  • Excellent Flavour from Coils
  • Secure Top Fill System
  • Compatible with old coils
CONS
  • M Dual Coils coil life lower than the M1+
  • Top fill release is a little stiff
  • Airflow is loud when wide open
  • recommended coil wattage is understated
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1 Comment
  1. 4.8
    Design
    100
    Coil Performance
    100
    Coil Flavour
    90
    Build Quality
    90
    Ease of use
    100

    This is one of the best tanks I have used so far and the two major reasons for this are the top fill and the coil life.

    The spring loaded top fill opens easily at the push of a button without the need to unscrew or remove anything. BUT, where this tank differs from so many other is that there is plenty of room to fill up with a 100ml bottle without the need to remove the drip tip. Every other tank I have used, I have had to remove the drip tip in order to get the novel far enough into the whole so that it does not back-flow everywhere. That combined with a very wide fill hole means that filling this tank is much easy and less many then most other tanks. Very good if you often fill your tank while on the move.

    One thing I would like to say is that this website has stated that the top fill release is a little stiff, I disagree, I think it is just stiff enough that it will not accidentally open in your pocket but not too stiff as to cause any issues. For me the stiffness of the release is a pro, not a con, the last thing you want is for it to release in your pocket and your tank to empty into your trousers.

    As for the coil life, I have had an M-Dual 0.38 coil in the tank for a week and half and it is still going strong with great flavour. With most tanks I have owned in the past, the coils will normally last me a week with the flavour starting to degrade after about 4 days, this is probably due to how much I vape but when you compare that to this tank, the Falcon King outlasts most others by a good margin.

    I do also love the look of this tank but this is personal preference, I currently have it sitting on a Smoant NaBoo, it sits very nicely, no overhang and the rainbow is a perfect match… it looks like it could be a kit.

    Overall, very happy with this tank, if I had to choose between this and my freemax mesh pro, I would choose the Falcon.

    + PROS: BEST TOP FILL EVER!! Great tank capacity No leakage Great design Very good coil life (currently using an m-dual 0.38 and has outlasted most other tanks I have used) Feels solid, I have dropped it a few times and no damage done Plenty of airflow Great flavour
    - CONS: Drip tip could be a tighter fit, mine has fallen out a few times (I have been very lucky to find it)
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