Innokin Zlide Tube

Updated on: 2019-12-09


Today, we’re going to be going over the Innokin Zlide Tube kit. This is one of them smart tube kits, baby. It’s got really nice flavor and it’s a legit mouth-to-lung vape. This one was designed by the Godfather himself, Phil Busardo and Dimitris. Let’s take a look at it down low.

innokin zlide tube 16w starter kit

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The Tank

Check out Mr. Funkadelic there. A little bit of starry night action by Van Gogh going on over there, right? Kind of interesting. There’s the new 24mm Zlide tank. You do get a spare glass.

innokin zlide tube 16w starter kit - 510 connection and tank removed

Let’s start off with the tank. This is the new 24mm Zlide tank. I gotta tell you, when I did the Adept kit and I use that Zlide tank, to me, this is the best mouth-to-lung sub-ohm tank on the market, bar none. I haven’t tried the 24 yet but I don’t expect it to be any different. On the bottom here, you can see, you got little airflow holes right there so you can dial in your perfect mouth-to-lung vape. That’s kind of cool. On the bottom there, you can see, a gold-plated 510 pin, insulator ring around it, stainless steel threading around that. On the top, here is your mouth-to-lung drip tip. When you pull it out, it’s a 510 drip tip. And you see that little nipple in there? That little nipple right there prevents you from sliding it open which is really simple and ingenious. Like I said, the spare drip tip doesn’t have that. I love that. I love that that locks it down. A little bit of a pro tip. If you don’t want to take it all the way out, just pull it out a little bit and you can slide it open, just like that. Decent-sized fill port, needle nose bottles only. Bullnose bottles will probably make a mess. You could probably get a glass dropper in there. It’s got a nice resistance. But honestly, who cares? It locks once you push that drip tip all the way down. You can’t open it. Awesome job on that. I do like the way they took this cage and they matched it to the mod. I think they did an awesome job with that. I like this big viewing window so you can see your juice. Awesome job with that as well.

innokin zlide tube 16w starter kit - 510 connection tank

In order to access your coil, just like the old Zlide tank, all you do is unscrew the base, pop it off, just like that. By the way, this ring here comes off for cleaning. You can separate it from the base, the airflow ring. Just so you know. And it’s a plug-and-play coil like we’ve seen with the other Zlide tank. You have to line up the flat edges of the coil with the flat edges here and then just pop it right in. That’s how this works.

innokin zlide tube 16w starter kit - bottom view

You can see, this is the 1.2ohm coil, kanthal, 10-14W. You can see, it’s got that anti spit back screen on there. This is a very flavorful coil. I definitely enjoyed it in my Adept Zlide kit. Here is the spare coil. This is the 0.8ohm, kanthal coil, good for 15-18W. It has that anti spit back guard right there as well. This one is more my jam. This is the one we’re going to install. Like I showed you before, in order to install it, line up the flat edges. Make sure it sits flush, otherwise your base will install correctly. Once it’s sitting flush, give a little reverse thread and screw that base right on there. Make sure everything’s nice and snug. Pull your drip tip out, there’s your mark right there for the Zlider cap. Slide that bad boy open.

innokin zlide tube 16w starter kit - coil removed from tank

Juice we’re going to be using today is from Gost. This is their Pancake House Series. This is raspberry hotcakes. You guys know, I love raspberry vapes and if you’ve gotten a look at me lately, you know I don’t mind pancakes either. Let’s put this one in the tank. Slider cap is open, bottle is open, give it a squeeze and just pop that juice right in there. I didn’t prime this one because these coils are so small and with the screen, they’re actually tough to prime. So what I would suggest is you just fill that tank up and let it sit for a good 5-10 minutes and while it’s off the mod, give it a few dry poles with the airflow closed and you should be good to go.

innokin zlide tube 16w starter kit - drip tip view

The Mod

Let’s go over the actual mod. We’ll start off on top. Spring-loaded, gold-plated 510 that I would say has a medium spring to it with a medium throw. Kind of nice black over here, I kind of like that. Definitely different than everything that’s chrome. Nice fire button, raised. Kind of has like a diamond type of shape to it. You’ll see right here, it says Zlide Tube. Got a little bit of like a Starry Night theme going, almost. A little bit kind of Van Gogh-ish. Not too bad, a little bit of swirls going on there in different color blues, a little bit of pink in there. That’s okay, I can rock the pink. On the bottom there, you can see, 3000 mAh, that’s the capacity of it.

innokin zlide tube 16w starter kit - tank sliding top fill system

The nice thing about this mod is it’s very simple. Five clicks, you see the lights go on right there and basically, as soon as you plug in your coil, as soon as you put your coil on top of it, it auto detects what coil you are at and it sets the wattage for you.

Size Comparison

Wanted to give you a quick size comparison. This is the Vaporesso Cascade One Plus, this is the Zlide Tube that we just went over, and this is the Smok Stick V9. You can see, these are the same types of mods. These other two mods don’t have that auto detect. They just give you a straight wattage so they’re not as smart, the other two mods, as this Tube one is. But you can see, very, very similar size. That was the Vaporesso. Here it is next to the Smok, very, very similar in size and form factor.

Let’s put the tank on. So we’re all filled up and attached to the mod. One, two, three, three clicks, you see those lights flashing. Those lights are your LED battery indicators. When it is green you are at 40-100%. When the light is blue, you’re at 10-40%. And when it’s red, you’re at 1-10% and it’s time to recharge. Those are your battery level indicators. This kit is basically idiot-proof. It auto detects the coil and you just hit the button and vape and adjust your air flow. That’s all you have to do. There’s nothing else to do on this thing and it is a legitimate mount-to-lung vape. This is for you mouth-to-lungers.

What’s in the Box


  • 1 Innokin ZLIDE Tube 16W Mod
  • 1 Innokin ZLIDE MTL Tank
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • 2 User Manuals

Also included in the packaging, you get a quick start guide. You get a warning and safety guide, you get a micro USB cable for charging, and you also get some spare o-rings and a spare drip tip without the little nipple so that will not lock your top cap.

innokin zlide tube 16w starter kit - package contents


Alright, Insiders. Let’s get into those cons and pros. We’re going to start off with cons as usual because I like to end things on a positive note.

First con’s going to be, I list this with a lot of internal battery mods. Although Innokin has a history of using really good internal batteries, this thing is eventually a throwaway piece sooner or later, you’re going to have to chuck the tube part because you’re going to cycle through that battery and it’s going to be useless. So I got to throw that in as a con. However, remember, if you’re buying this, you’re going into this with your eyes wide open, you got to know that going in, though.

And the last con is going to be, there’s no adjustable wattage feature on this. I would have liked to have seen a high, medium, or low. A soft, normal, or strong, something like that built into the tube. I think that would have made this a nicer setup.

But that’s it, Insiders. That’s all I got for you on the cons. Let’s get into the pros because there’s a lot to go over on this one.


First pro is going to be that airflow. It’s about as smooth as it gets. Let me show it to you wide open. You can hear the smoothness. It is smooth. There’s not enough of Os in smooth for this airflow.

The airflow range is a great mouth-to-lung spectrum. It’s along the whole mouth-to-lung spectrum. I like it. You legit mouth-to-lung-ers are going to love.

It’s got some awesome flavor. Maybe one of the most flavorful mouth-to-lung sub-ohm tanks on the market, bar none. Let me show you what I’m working with here. Check it out. I got it wide open. Just nice. Just a nice saturated mouth-to-lung vape. I’m telling you, put a doughnut or a custard in here with your cup of coffee in the morning and it’s just beautiful. Really, really nice mouth-to-lung vape with very good flavor. It’s a pro.

Love that locking top tap feature.

Great capacity for a mouth-to-lung tank.

This one charges fairly quickly.

It’s simple, it’s easy to use. All you got to do is add some juice and your vaping, baby.

Plenty of protections for the newbies out there. It’s got great battery life.

So that’s it, Insiders. Those are my cons and pros. Let’s chat about this one a little bit.


In my honest opinion, this may be one of the best newbie kits on the market at the moment right now. This is for somebody who’s looking to get off of cigarettes. If you’re that type of person, you’re looking to get into vaping, definitely check this kit out. This is also for someone who’s looking to upgrade, maybe, from a pod. This will suit you just fine. It’s got a legitimate mouth-to-lung draw. If you want a draw that’s equivalent to something like a cigarette, you’re going to get it on this kit. It’s easy to use. It’s got the smart chip inside. Even you, experienced vapers that are diehard mouth-to-lung-ers, are definitely going to appreciate the performance of this kit and the coils that are available for it. This one is definitely DeucesJack approved.


Let’s get into some of the specs on the Innokin Zlide Tube kit. It features a 3000mAh battery. It does have one amp internal charging. There is also a battery charge indicator light. It also features a smart coil sensing. 16W is the maximum on it. It will fire down to 0.4 ohms. It has a 4ml capacity and it is compatible with all slide coils. Want to thank element vape for sending this one my way.

Innokin ZLIDE TUBE 16W Vape Pen Mod Features:

  • Dimensions –
  • Integrated 3000mAh Rechargeable Battery
  • Max Wattage Output: 80W
  • Voltage Output Range: 3.3-4.2V
  • Resistance Range: 0.13-3.5ohms
  • Zinc-Alloy Chassis Construction
  • Single Button Operation
  • LED Battery Life Indicator Light
  • Threaded 510 Connection
  • 10S Cut-Off Protection
  • Available in Blue Black, Pink Black, Yellow Black, Black Gold, Full Black

Innokin ZLIDE MTL Tank Features:

  • Collaboration with Phil Busardo, Dimitris Agrafiotis, and Innokin
  • 24mm Diameter
  • 4mL Juice Capacity
  • Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
  • Superior Stainless Steel Construction
  • Top Refill System – Sliding Top Cap
  • Removable Sliding Top Cap
  • Innokin Z-Coil Line
  • 0.48ohm Kanthal 3D Mesh Coil – rated for 13-16W
  • 1.2ohm Kanthal Coil – rated for 10-14W
  • Compatible with entire Z-Coil Line
  • Detachable Structure
  • Locking 510 Proprietary Drip Tip
  • 510 Connection
  • Available in Black, Stainless Steel, Blue, and Bronze


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And that’s it, Insiders. That’s all I got for you today. You keep living that vape life. We’re out. Deuces.

  • Simple for new vapers to use
  • Great Adjustable airflow
  • Great Flavour Production
  • Decent Vapour Production
  • Locking Top Fill
  • Bottom changing coils
  • Does’t have variable power settings
  • Battery Indicator levels could be better
  • The colour finish of the mod isn’t very durable


Innokin Zlide Tube
$39.95 $49.95

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