The Verdict SmokeTip has released their first offering in the personal vaporizer category. The SmokeTank is a vaporizer that was built specifically for lovers of huge clouds of vapor. We took one for a spin to see if it lived up to the sales pitch. After logging over a week of dedicated vaping we have our official SmokeTank review to help you decide if this is the electronic cigarette for you.
The SmokeTank employs sturdy metal pieces that screw together tightly and did not leak during our review. Interestingly the SmokeTank is a 3 piece device instead of a 2 piece. The third section is a transition piece that connects the atomizer and tank to the battery. This piece is necessary because the tank and attie have a larger circumference than the battery. This takes away some sleekness as the device is not a uniform width, but it still looks great and is easy to tote around.
It has several features included in the initial design which were put into place specifically to increase the overall production. These additions are what defines the SmokeTank. Specifically speaking they are: the dual core atomizer, the airflow control and oversized tank/clearomizer, and the “Flavor Boost” spring tip.
*Dual Core Attie- Dual core atomizers utilize 2 pieces of metal to heat e juice instead of just one. Double the heating area means that more juice is heated faster, resulting in a larger amount of vapor with minimal draw. Dual core atties are a go-to for manufacturers and modders who want devices that pack a punch. Their downside is that they burn through both juice and the battery’s charge significantly more quickly.
*Airflow Control and Tank/Clearomizer- The increased size of the tank on the SmokeTank allows for more air flow. While more air flow can lead to lighter, more “airy” drags this feature works in tandem with the dual core atomizer to produce more vapor. The large atomizer delivers more vapor, and the increased air flow allows you to draw it in easily. The airflow control lets you choose the amount of air that is let into the tank and atomizer, thus giving you complete control over how the device draws. You can tighten it up for conservative drags or loosen it all the way allowing for lighter pulls.
*Flavor Boost Spring Tip- The SmokeTank’s tip is spring loaded. Pressing the tip straight down injects a large dose of juice directly into the atomizer, which is instantly vaporized producing a dense draw of vapor that really lets the flavor of your chosen juice shine. If you are into using drip tips then this feature is for you. You can drip without unsealing your tank or loading juice every time that you want to take a drag. The SmokeTank works just fine even if you don’t use this feature. The only downsides are that you will run through juice much more quickly, and that when you wear the spring out you will be buying another tip. Otherwise this is a pretty handy feature for a vaporizer to have.
SmokeTip went for a standard lithium ion battery. It is a 3 inch long metal encased manual battery, meaning that you have to push a button to fire it up when you want to take a drag. With a rating of 650 mAh the battery lasts all day without needing a charge, even for heavy vapers. Some vaporizers out there use batteries with more charging capacity, but 650mAh has become the standard for basic, yet highly effective batteries. There is no official rating on the voltage of the battery (higher voltage helps to deliver larger drags), but during our review the battery put out enough power to deliver more than satisfactory amounts of vapor. The extras discussed above are what really contribute to the SmokeTank’s generous vapor delivery, but the battery plays a part as well. All in all the battery is of good quality and does its job, but is nothing special. We are okay with that considering the additions that SmokeTip put into the rest of the device.
The SmokeTank is an excellent device. It is suitable for a first time electronic cigarette or for an upgrade from a more basic personal vaporizer. It delivers clouds of vapor and has some really unique built in functionality that gives you extra control over the entire vaping experience. We really think that SmokeTip is on to something with the SmokeTank. While many other personal vaporizers are sufficient, the SmokeTank stands out for its ability to produce vapor. If clouds and control over the device are your thing then this is the straight-forward, everyday e cigarette for you. If you just want something basic you can save a few bucks and opt for a more basic eGo-style PV. Right now the SmokeTank starter kit is going for around $80, which is about $20 more than a basic device costs. On the up and up SmokeTip does include an extra battery and a 12ml bottle of juice with the kit, along with the standard charger, wall adapter and 1 replacement atomizer. With extra pieces to account for in the transition piece and spring tip, replacement parts will also run you a few extra bucks down the road. All in all that is well worth it to us. If other devices aren’t doing it for you then the SmokeTank may be just what you are looking for. Find out more on SmokeTip.com.