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Custom coils are all the rage these days in the vape community — there must be at least at least 100 different coil artists on Instagram alone. Vape manufacturers have taken advantage of this trend by releasing their own prebuilt coils. The Coil Master Skynet Prebuilt Coil Kit is Coil Master’s attempt to make custom coils affordable for everyone. Is it worth the price?

I was excited to get a hold of the Skynet kit from Coil Master. I’ve had a decent bit of exposure to larger Custom Coil builders, and a few smaller ones as well. This coil kit from CM seemed too good to be true initially though, retailing for a mere $19.99 a pop, the entry price for one set of custom coils from most builders online.

First Impressions

I really like the packaging of the Skynet kit. Everything was very clearly labelled, and separated into individual compartments to eliminate any confusion as to what coil was what. Coil Master is most known for their amazing Ready Tab ohm-readers, so I was expecting a quality product moving forward.

What Comes In The Kit

  • Fused Clapton
    • 0.3 Ohm
    • Ni80
    • 3mm
    • 22AWG+0.4*0.08MM
  • Tortuosity
    • 0.22 Ohm
    • Ni80
    • 3mm
    • 23AWG
  • Clapton Parallel
    • 0.3 Ohm
    • Ni80
    • 3mm
    • 26AWG*2+39+26AWG
  • Interlock Clapton
    • 0.3 Ohm
    • A1 Kanthal+Ni80
    • 3mm
    • (26+32AWG)+24AWG
  • Fused Clapton (TWIST)
    • 0.45 Ohm
    • A1 Kanthal
    • 3mm
    • 28AWG*2+32AWG
  • Flat Clapton
    • 0.45 Ohm
    • A1 Kanthal
    • 3mm
    • 0.3*0.8MM+32AWG
  • Clapton
    • 0.6 Ohm
    • A1 Kanthal
    • 2.8mm
    • 26AWG+32AWG
  • Super Tiger Coil
    • 0.6 Ohm
    • Ni80 + A1 Kanthal
    • 3mm
    • 22AWG+0.4*0.8mm

That’s six different Claptons, a Tiger Coil, and a Tortuosity coil (which I had never heard of before). Now anyone who’s been around the vape scene awhile will now that the Clapton coil is an entry level build, that still requires a solid set of skills, but nowhere near as much as some of the others custom wraps.

Vaping The Coils

All of the coil types provided in the kit performed quite well. I vaped most of the Claptons in a RTA/RDTA type setup, as I’ve experienced great results with simple Claptons out of a tank many times in the past. As for the two remaining coils, the Super Tiger and Tortuosity, they were vaped on an RDA. While testing, I mostly vaped with a regulated device, so I could control and adjust the power going to my build more accurately. But I did throw a few builds on an unregulated box mod for ‘quality control’.

All eight of the coil types had minimal ramp up times (amount of time it takes to heat the coil), and did a great job of dissipating heat after a vape. The regular Fused Clapton and Twisted Clapton performed the best for me at lower wattage ranges, and the some of the thicker wraps like the Interlock and Tiger coil performed great at higher wattage’s.

All eight coils had decent wicking properties, good enough that no dry hits were experienced with any of my tank setups as long as they had been properly wicked.

Longevity

I vaped the majority of the coils in the Coil Master Skynet Prebuilt Coil kit for at least a month. During that time I routinely cleaned the coils in an effort to ensure particulates would not decrease the performance.

Over the course of a month, each coil type continued to perform. I never experienced popping or any adverse signs the coils were starting to ‘die’. After a month of what I would consider medium duty use, the wraps did start to show signs of wear, which is to be expected.

At the two month mark, most of the coils appeared very lackluster, and did seem a bit flimsy. During regular re-wicking, many of the wraps were easily twisted or bent. Now, of course, this is all highly dependent on your individual vaping habits, and the type of vape juice you use. With that being said, I personally felt that after the coils had been used for 60 days, they had reached the ‘end life’ phase. Continuing to use the coils would’ve put the units at a risk for failure while vaping.

Conclusion

The Skynet kit is going to work extremely well for vapers looking into the prebuilt market. Especially those who may not want to spend the $15.00 price for one set of custom coils, this would be a great way to test the waters. Eight coils at $19.99 suggested retail works out to be about $2.49 a coil, which really makes this kit affordable to anyone. With each coil lasting a minimum of 1 month (probably more if you vape ‘clean’ liquids), this one kit could potentially place a years worth of pre-builts (if you vape a few in single coil mode) at your finger tips. That in itself should be all the reason you need to check this one out!

Purchase the Coil Master Skynet Prebuilt Kit here