ThunderHead Creations Tauren X Pod System Kit Review

Updated on: 2019-10-15

INTRO

What’s up, Insiders! I’m your man, DeucesJack. Today, we’re going to be going over the ThunderHead Creations Tauren X pod system. Check out that gold emblem on there. I’m kind of digging it. Now, before we go down low, let me tell you right off the jump. This is a very versatile pod system. You have the choice of getting it with an RBA section, or a factory coil section. I don’t know if they’re both going to be available in the kit. I know I got given the RBA section separately but I’m going to go over both of them just for you. ThunderHead Creations Tauren X Pod System Kit

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FROM TOP TOP BOTTOM

Here’s the mod. Check out that beautiful red. They did a nice job on it. It’s absolutely gorgeous. Now, let’s go over the factory coil part of it first because I think that’s what a lot of people are going to be interested in first. Here is the tank, nice clear tank. Beautiful drip tip. The drip tip is kind of proprietary. Let me show you what I’m talking about. It’s got a 510 feel but you see how it’s got that bigger o-ring on top? Your other 510s will not fit. It’s got like a stepped-up type of design. I don’t know why they did that. I don’t know why they didn’t go with a regular 510 drip tip. It’s also on the RBA section as well. Kind of annoying really is. ThunderHead Creations Tauren X Pod System Kit

 

Now, over here, you have some knurling on your top fill cap. Nicely threaded works very well. Nice big fill port right there. You’ll be able to displace air no problem. Smooth threading, very, very nice. Now, over here, see this part right here? It’s kind of press-fit in there. That is your base that’s going to hold your coil. You screw your coil into that. Here is your airflow right here. That’s where you adjust your airflow. It’s a little stiff right now but once you get some juice on it you should be alright. And again, there is your base right there. That’s where you screw your coil into. 

Here is your 0.6ohm mesh, good for 15-23W. You can see inside there, you can see the mesh. This is the coil we’re going to be juicing up in a second. 

Now here’s something interesting. This yellow coil with the yellow o-rings, this is your 1ohm mesh, good for 9-14W. It’s mesh as well. It’s a mouth-to-lung mesh. I’m kind of diggin that. That’s kind of cool. 

The juice we’re going to be using today since it is fall, we’re going to be using Freeman’s Fall Spirit. Check this out. It is a caramel apple juice, caramel green apple. When you open that juice up, it smells fantastic. Put a couple of drops right down the middle right there. Nothing crazy, don’t go nuts. If these coils are small, you really don’t need to prime them that much. You can basically just let them sit in the tank for a good 5-10 minutes. Once you’ve done putting a few drops down the middle, take your coil, reverse thread a little bit, and screw it right into that base, just like so. Now once you’re done with that, you want to take your base and you just want to press fit it right in there. That’s all, it doesn’t screw down, nothing like that. Just press-fit it in there. Once you’re done with that, you open up your top cap right here, take your juice bottle, get the nozzle in there and give it a good squeeze. Fill that up with some Caramel Apple goodness. Put your top cap back on, make sure it’s nice and tight. And there you go. Now we’re all ready to vape. We’re going to put this on deck for a second. ThunderHead Creations Tauren X Pod System Kit

Let’s go over the mod and then we’ll go over the RBA base. One nice little touch before we go over the mod, they give you an extra base. You will have to use the airflow control ring, your old one, but it’s nice that they include an extra one. And you have some spare o-rings as well. ThunderHead Creations Tauren X Pod System Kit

So let’s go over the mod. I have the RBA deck installed that I’m going to show you in a minute. You can tell the difference between it because the RBA pod is dark. The one that uses the factory coils is clear, nice. A little emblem right there, I’m kind of diggin it. Taurus the Bull, right? Gold embossed some X pod branding over there. Nice fire button, plus and minus button. They’re a little raised, they are nice and clicky. 

MENU SYSTEM 

RBA TANK 

Alright, Insiders! We’re going to go over the RBA section part now. This is the RBA tank, we’re going to get into that in a minute. Let me show you what’s included in the RBA section box. You get a Phillips head screwdriver. You get four of these spaced stainless steel coils. They are stainless steel 316, 2mm in diameter. They should ohm out at about 0.7. This is the part you get to put on the mod that allows you to dry fire your coil. One thing that annoyed the hell out of me is one of the screws comes unassembled. In other words, there’s a shaft, a screw and a spring that goes inside that you have to assemble. I have no idea why THC decided to only assemble one side. It makes no sense to me. Just stupid, THC. If you’re going to release this you got to assemble this fully because it was a pain in the neck to assemble that part. It really was. Also included in the RBA box, you get like a lanyard but it’s like a wrist strap. It’s not something you can hang around your neck. You get a tank protector which is kind of nice, but I can’t see you using it on this mod, and you get a micro USB cable for charging. ThunderHead Creations Tauren X Pod System Kit

So when you want to assemble your RBA base, build your coil and wick it, the first thing you need is this. Then you need to take out your press-fit deck. It’s just press fit in there just like that. Once you have that, the chimney section just unscrews like so. And you can see, real nice conical design inside there, small chamber. Then what you’re left with is you have two posts, one terminal per post, Phillips head screw on top. 

This is the coil they sent me. This is the 2mm one. I’m not going to go over how to build it. The airflow is right underneath, it’s a simple single post per terminal build deck. You just basically put your coils in there and tighten down the Phillips head screws. It’s very, very easy. If you want to dry fire it, you put this piece, this coil firing piece in the mod and then what you do is, see that little tab right there? You want to take that tab and you want to line it up till it drops right in there. Now you want to make sure you push this down deep. Make sure it seats okay because otherwise, it’s going to say ‘No atomizer’. And when you do that, you’re going to see it registers a coil. So now what we do is we turn it to the top side here and if we want to clean this coil, we just give it a quick dry fire. You can see, it’s firing. Let it cool down for a second. And now what we’re going to do is we’re going to take a small piece of cotton. Remember, this is only 2mm I D coil. Pinch it on one end nice and tight. Once it’s all pinched, you’re just going to feed it through there, nice and easy. And don’t Jam this cotton through there because remember, this is a small single wire coil. So you don’t want to dis configure the coil. You want to make sure it’s tight but you don’t want to get the coil out of joint. It should look like that when you’re done. Now what you want to do is you want to cut your wicks. Do you want to make sure, see this little hole right here? That’s your wicking port, that’s where your cotton is going to get fed to juice so you really don’t want to go bigger than this coil and at the sink because you’re just not going to have enough volume of juice getting through there to feed a bigger wick. So you really want to stay in the 2mm ID arena. I guess if you want to, you could try putting a Clapton in there but I don’t think it’ll work particularly well. So now what you do is you want to take your cotton and you want to cut it right around there. You don’t want super-long wicks on this. You just want enough to reach down there and block that hole. The same thing on the other side, cut it right about there. ThunderHead Creations Tauren X Pod System Kit

So now that you got that all cut, what you want to do is you want to take your wick and you just want to kind of gently fold it around and tuck it in there. See that right there, how I’m blocking that hole with the cotton. That’s how you want it so now what you want to do is you want to do the same thing on the other side, just gently tuck it in there and now you can see, I’m blocking that wicking port there and that’s where your juice is going to feed from. 

The juice I’m going to try today is Blnd’d. This is a raspberry grape acai. Now what you want to do like you would on any RTA or RDA, you want to get some juice in there. You want to get that coil flowing. Just get it nice and juiced up. Once you’re all juiced and wicked up, you take your chimney section right there. It’s a little crunchy. It’s not the greatest threading, but it’s thin. Give it a little reverse thread to make sure it catches and then just screw it on. Again, not the greatest threading but it’s not terrible either. It is thin threading because of the size of it. You want to take you a little tab right there, you want to line it up with that notch and you want to make sure you press fit it in all the way, just like that. Take your tank, give it a nice little fill. Go slow because it’s a small tank. Fill it right up to the top there, just like that. And then you want to take your little top cap and you just want to thread it on just like so. And that’s what it should look like when it’s all built and wicked. Now you take your rebuildable section. You pop it right in there and now you’re ready to vape. You can see, I’m ohming out at 0.69, which is close enough to 7. 

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

RBA Version

  • 1 x Tauren-X-Pod
  • 1 x RBA Coil
  • 1 x Build deck
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x Lanyard
  • 1 x User Manual & Warranty Card
  • 1 x Spare Parts

Mesh Coil Version

  • 1 x Tauren-X-Pod
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x Lanyard
  • 1 x 0.6 Ohm Mesh Coil
  • 1 x 1.0 Ohm Mesh Coil
  • 1 x User Manual & Warranty Card
  • 1 x Spare Parts

CONS

Alright, Insiders! Let’s go over those cons and pros. 

First con is going to be, people are going to point it out in the comments. I really don’t care, but people are going to say it looks like a Vandy Vape Mutant. It does. It looks like it took design queues from the Mutant by Vandy Vape. I got to point it out. It’s a con because it’s going to be mentioned in the comments, I know. 

This is a very wet RDA. It’s not leaking. I seem to get a lot of condensation no matter what air holes I pick. There just always seems to be juice hanging around that general area. It’s kind of annoying. I find myself wiping it down a lot with like, a wet rag. It’s not leaking. It’s not to the point where it’s flooding down the side of my mod. It’s just always there. It’s always wet. it’s kind of weird. I’ve never really had another atomizer do that before so I had to point it out. 

Post holes on this one, they could have definitely been bigger. They had the room, they should have made them bigger. Not like you can’t get a decent sized coil in there but I would have liked to have seen them bang those post holes out a little bit. It’s a bit of a con. 

And the last con’s going to be that squonk post that you have to install yourself after you put the squonking pin in. That’s a real pain in the ass to install. You kind of got to like slip your fingers in there and get it in there just to get it to catch the threading. It’s annoying as hell, it really is. It’s a con for me. I don’t have delicate little fingers. I had a rough time with it, I’m not going to lie. 

But that’s it on the cons. Nothing that’s a deal-breaker. Let’s move on to the pros because we do have some pros on this one. 

PROS 

The first pro’s going to be, it’s got adjustable wattage. I always like that on these AIO pod system type of kits. Nice job, THC. 

I do like the fact that they came up with a factory coil setup or an RBA setup. Awesome job, pro. ThunderHead Creations Tauren X Pod System Kit

This one’s easy to use. 

It’s built really well. 

Got a nice paint job.

Smooth draw. I’ve been enjoying the draw on this thing. 

You saw it down low, it’s easy to build and wick. 

I’m getting great flavor with the RBA. I got the 0.6-ohm coil in here. I got it at the 25W maximum. Let me show you what I’m working with here. Not bad. I’m getting the fully saturated flavor. 

I’m getting some nice heat off of this. It’s a heat that you normally don’t get off a pod AIO system this small. I’m definitely digging it. 

It’s a really satisfying vape. This is one of those kits that I could actually replace my 18650 sets up with a sub-ohm tank. I could rock this all day and be satisfied. That’s a big pro. 

This thing works well with 3 bass or nic salt juices, that’s a pro. 

I think it’s a good-looking kit. 

It’s got that easy top fill. 

And it’s got a nice capacity. 

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

CONCLUSION 

I love this pod system. It’s well built, it works well the RBA section, works well. It’s just a fantastic pod/AIO kit. I like that it’s pocketable. I like that it has a smooth drawer. I love the build quality on it. ThunderHead Creations has been doing some awesome things. Their build quality has been up there. Very, very impressed with this company. Probably one of the best pods/AIO systems on the market right now. I know you might have heard me say that on a few other videos but I’m telling you, the stuff that they’re releasing now, these small kits with the adjustable wattage and the adjustable airflow and the RBA sections, these are fantastic. Some of them are just phenomenal. This one, in particular, is DeucesJack approved. 

SPECS

Let’s go over some of the specs on the Thunderhead Creations Tauren X pod system. It measures in at 97mm x 40mm x 20mm. It has a 25W maximum. It features a 0.2inch LED display. It has a 1,000mAh battery. It charges internally at 1amp. It will fire down to 0.3ohms. It has a 2ml capacity. Two pod versions are available. You can get the factory coil version or the RBA section version factory coil. It comes with a 0.6ohm coil that’s mesh, and it also comes with a 100 mesh coil. The RBA version comes with an RBA deck and an adapter that allows you to fire the coil.  ThunderHead Creations Tauren X Pod System Kit

  • Dimensions : 97x40x20(mm)
  • Material : Aluminium Alloy/PCTG
  • Cartridge
  • Gross Weight: 205g(Mesh
  • Version)/223g(RBA Version)
  • Battery: 1000mAh
  • Capacity: 2ML
  • Power Range:5-25w
  • Screen:0.42”OLED
  • Charging Current: 1A
  • Resistance: 0.3 – 3.0Ω
  • Port: Micro USB
  • Fill Type: Top Fill
  • Airflow: Adjustable
  • Coil Type: RBA; Mesh Coil 1.0Ω(MTL) / 0.6Ω(DTL)

OUTRO

Don’t forget, Insiders! We got to fight for our right to vape. Take 10-15 minutes out of your day. Call your local state legislators, call your governor, call the White House. Let them know you vape and you vote and you will not support any candidate that does not support your right to vape. 

 

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Pros
  • very wet RDA.
  • factory coil setup
  • easy to use
  • built real well
  • nice paint job
  • Smooth draw
  • easy to build and wick
  • great flavor
  • nice heat
  • satisfying vape
  • works well with 3 bass or nic salt juices
  • easy top fill
  • nice capacity
Cons
  • proprietary drip tip
  • factory coil wiggles
  • very wet RDA.

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DeucesJack is head of reviews at Vaping Insider and has become known as one of the best reviewers in the industry. He pulls no punches and always gives an honest and unbiased opinion on the products he reviews. Since the launch of our youtube channel in 2018 he has put out a review video every single day.