Infinite CLT V3
At the right is one incredible dripper atomizer. It's the Infinite CLT V3.
It's all stainless steel construction with dual O rings at the bottom, dual O rings at the top, and air flow that is simply incredible.
This is as complete as you can get. In the box from Infinity, there is the unit itself, a dual head mini screw driver, four spare O rings (two of each size), two coils with silica wicking material, two spare post screws, and three drip tips. Note that I do not recommend using any silica wicking material – I threw out the includes silica wicks and only use organic cotton for wicking.
Let's talk about the drip tips. At the right is the one I use and plan on continuing to use. It's a black delrin heat insulated drip tip that has a huge bore. The second drip tip is the same, but clear glass and an even wider bore. The third drip tip is a two part system. You remove the inner delrin adapter from the top, insert the bottom 510 adapter, and you also get a stainless steel drip tip with a knurled bottom to match the knurling at the very bottom of the unit and at the top (the one that helps turn the air flow). The 510 drip tip even has air cooling fins.
All the parts for the unit are shown at the left. Note that this is not a picture of the one I received, I ran out of time and snagged one off of the Infinite website. The only difference between the one I received and this picture is the screws on the posts. The picture at the left shows philips head screws, the one I received is flat screw driver heads.
The machining of all of the parts is very well done. I was really impressed with the O rings ... they seal the bottom and top extremely well. So well, in fact, that pulling the bottom and top off is a challenge. To put them back on, moisten the O rings before you attempt it, or you will end up damaging the O rings and compromise the sealing. Adding a bit of moisture to the seals will also help you adjust the air flow ... without the moisture that is quite difficult to turn the two part top system. Take a look at those air flow slots – they are quite large and provide immense air flow. And the air flow can be adjusted two ways. The top part is two parts. There is an outer shell, that's the one you see in the picture with the logo. There is also an inner shell. As you turn the outer shell, you expose more or less of the air slots. Here's the kicker, though. If you turn counter clock-wise, the air flow channels are equal and you can go from completely open to completely closed. If you turn clock-wise, the air flow channels are offset so that you can also close each channel in sequence (from top to bottom). For example, having only the bottom air channel open means that you are trying to get more of the air flow under the coil and flowing upwards across the coil. But, that's just fiddling trying to dial in your vape experience exactly the way you want it. It's an excellent option and well worth testing out.
The look of the Infinite CLT V3 is quite nice. And, it's functional too. if you look at the assembled unit at the right, you will likely notice the contrast between the brushed stainless steel and the black delrin drip tip. I like the look, and when you look at the lines, you notice that they aren't just to emphasize the contrast of color, but those are cooling fins that help keep the vapor and the unit cool.
The bottom features a knurled base. I would have preferred to have the knurling slightly higher. It's a bit too close to the top of the battery system to be useful.
The top also has a knurled section at the very top – and extremely functional. That's the section you use to adjust your air flow. At the right you see a thicker line and then a smaller line. The top line is the channel for the cooling fin, the bottom line is where the outer shell splits and the knurled area is the inner shell. The knurling is where you grab and turn while holding the body of the outer shell – and adjust your air flow.
The 510 connector at the bottom of the base is copper and has a slot for a flat screw driver. I was quite pleased to see this. The convenience of having just one screw head type for the connector and the posts is great. Although the picture looks like the pin is brass, it is copper. The reason it looks like brass is probably a lighting issue when the picture was taken.
And, here's the base. You can see the flat slotted screws at the top, the two O rings at the bottom. These seals are great, they hold the atomizer together well and protect against liquid leaks.
You can also see the posts. Nice and high, the post holes are medium size. It's a great deck to work on. Working on your coils to get them just perfect is a pleasure on this deck.
The screws are a bit on the long side. If you plan on using the post holes, you need to be aware that the screws will stick up quite a bit. You also have the option of wrapping your coil legs at the top of the post too. The picture at the left also shows the cooling fins at the bottom.
The deck also has a deep liquid reservoir. I tested this with a single coil setup and easily got 25 drops of vapor liquid. With a dual coil and more wicking material in the reservoir, I still was able to get 20 drops of vapor liquid. I could likely get more liquid in there, though. As I pointed out, the O rings seal really well and the air slots in the outer shell line up just below the coil. That means the reservoir area is potentially almost double the base (filling above the base but below the air slot – and I didn't try that, by the way).
In practical use, this was just a joy to vape. The drip tips all share one benefit: no heat conductivity. The tank itself doesn't get overly hot – even at high wattage. I'm not sure how much the cooling fins have to do with that, but it is an efficient tank with the copper pin and the extreme air flow. Even with one single coil, cloud generation was excellent. Well, outstanding really.Flavor was among the best of any tank I have ever used.
Those of you who have previous versions of the Infinite CLT tank need to be aware that this latest incarnation has some differences. Previous versions included an allen key and "grub" style screws. Those are not included in the V3 packaging. V3 also has fewer O ring spares. Previous versions also had philips head screws for the posts ... those are lot slotted for a flat headed screw driver (and a welcome change).
So, what's the verdict? Is is worth it? Whether you are a cloud chaser or a flavor chaser, this tank will suit you. There are so many options for setting this up that you will find a configuration that suits your style of dripping. On a mod, it has a 'stubby' look and suits every mod I tried it on. Even with the fewer spares, the value proposition is outstanding. I pointed out that the post holes were "medium" sized ... you can see from the pictures above that if you use extreme twisted coils or parallel wiring, you can drill those post holes out a bit for even larger coil legs. The posts are square and have a lot of material. This is a tank that will last and last. I rarely keep any of the vape gear that I test and review – this is definitely a keeper. I ain't parting with this. Get one, you won't regret it.