Aspire unveiled the latest tank in their arsenal at Vaper Expo this weekend – the Nautilus X. With a 2ml capacity tank and leak-proof design, the tank can boast TPD compliance. However, this poses the question; how does the tank weigh up against those already on the market?
Firstly, the specifications. Size-wise, the tank stands at 45mm high and 22mm wide. Additionally, the tank is top fill and top airflow, much like the Cubis. Also, as previously stated, the tank has a 2ml capacity. So, all-in-all, a pretty stubby tank due to its capacity. However, it’s also worth noting that the tank uses a non-standard 7.5mm ‘tube’ for a drip tip (albeit delrin). For most, this won’t be an issue; those who like to avidly customise their setups may be disappointed.
Also included in the box is a spare 1.5Ω coil (with another one pre-installed) and spare pyrex – not glass.
A few of you may be thinking that this tank has fallen at the first hurdle. Though, fear not!
Fresh from the Aspire stand at the expo in Birmingham, we loaded the tank up with a Cuttwood Boss Reserve sample we had obtained prior as, due to its design, the X can comfortably handle high VG juices. We took a hit and… well, wow.
Instinctively, myself and a friend had taken a direct-to-lung hit on the 1.5Ω coils at 30W and the tank was up to the task. Vapour production was exceptional, considering the stats of the tank on paper. The flavour was clear, too. We were pleasantly surprised!
Shortly after, we took a couple of mouth-to-lung draws and the clouds are understandably (yet only slightly) reduced for what can only be described as a great vape. Flavours are truly vivid and well-pronounced. Furthermore, after a solid 10 minutes of vaping and discussing the tank, we were astonished to find that we had used next to no liquid!
We put the X away and continued to move around the NEC at Birmingham. Before we knew it, it was time to hit the road. But, not before we had another play with the X. We took the tank out of a well-travelled, well-shaken rucksack and noticed that the tank was free of residue entirely. There was no leakage to be seen – not even in or around the air holes. This was a first for me.
After returning from the expo and pondering the tank, I’ve realised that this tank is more than just a tank. This tank is a big “f*** you” to the TPD. Without the luxuries of non-TPD compliant tanks, the X performs out of its skin, allowing for both mouth-to-lung and direct-to-lung draws with a great flavour at low wattages. Those who wish to begin vaping post-TPD will benefit from the capabilities of a truly great small-form tank which takes the thinking out of vaping.
Regardless of technique and regardless of juice, the tank will make light work of the task at hand.
Therefore, in answer to the question I posed way-back-when; how does the tank weigh up against those already on the market?
More information can be found at Aspire’s website here: http://www.aspirecig.com/products/tank-series/tank333.html. This is a guest post from a member of our community – /u/pizza_is_a_lie (www.vapingwithpizza.wordpress.com). The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Vapor Store.