The Kanger Subtank Mini is a classic tank that is in a league all on its own.
Owning one of these is akin to owning a little piece of vaping history. It was the first tank in the world that gave you the ability to use replaceable coil heads and the option to build your own coils. When this tank hit the shelves, vapers worldwide bought them up like they were going out of style.
Nowadays there are hundreds, if not thousands of tanks that allow you to build your own coils and use prebuilt coils. But they owe it all to the Subtank Mini for breaking down the barrier and showing vapers that you can have your cake and eat it too.
This is a must own device for all vaping aficionados. It’s non-negotiable. You can buy this classic piece of vaping history at VaporNation for just $48.89.
The Kangertech Subtank Mini is no slouch. It is more than just a relic for your vaping collection. It’s one hellova tank if I do say so myself. You can vape it right out of the box and get very good vapor production. The cloud density and flavor is amazing for an out of the box setup. it’s comparable to a basic RBA build but with none of the work.
Of course, a lot depends on which mod & coil you choose to vape with. When I first got my Subtank Mini, I was vaping on an Eleaf iStick 30W box mod. I chose this mod because the wattage was just perfect for tank. This isn’t a tank that you want to blast away with a 200W mod. The prebuilt coils have a recommended range of 12W – 30W.
If you’re looking to hit the sweet spot with the Subtank Mini, you’ll want a mod that can at least crank out 20 watts. But if you have a mod that can crank out up to 30 watts, you can tank this tank to its limit. I love vaping on this tank right in the 20W-23W range. It’s just perfect for my style. It performs like a smooth operator, perfect for a nice chill vaping session.
The Subtank Mini comes with two prebuilt coils and an RBA base. The two coils have a resistance of 0.5Ω and 1.2Ω. Vaping on the sub ohm coil will provide a drastically different vaping experience than the 1.2Ω coil. I recommend that you try them both and see which one suits your style.
If you choose to vape on the sub ohm coil, the recommended range is 15W – 30W. With this coil, you’ll be able to enjoy a warmer vapor. The vapor also feels a lot lighter and airy.
The 1.2Ω coil gives off a totally different vapor and has a different recommended wattage range. Kanger recommends that you vape this coil at 12W – 25W. The vapor will be more dense and cool. When I got this setup, I was obsessed with blowing Os. Don’t worry, it was a healthy obsession lol. I chose to vape on the 1.2Ω coil so I could have thicker clouds to blow Os with.
Eventually, you will need to replace your coils. When that time comes, you can pick some up a 5pk of Kanger Organic Cotton Coils for just $12.95 and continue vaping.
Don’t Forget To Prime!
This is important. Never forget to prime your new coils or else you’ll be buying replacement coils a lot sooner than you originally thought. If you forget, you’ll have a nice burnt cotton taste to enjoy for the life of your coil.
You have to saturate the cotton in vape juice so the coil doesn’t burn the crap out of the cotton. Once cotton is burnt, it’s burnt for good. If you ever come across a way to un-burn cotton, let me know and I’ll share it with the vaping world. Until then, be sure to prime your coil like a pro.
The easiest way to prime your coils is to drop a couple drips of e-liquid on each of the wicking holes and at the top of the coil. Then fill the tank with vape juice and let it sit for 10 minutes to play it safe. To expidite the process, you can take a few drags on the tank without firing it. Doing so will help pull the vape juice into the cotton.
This legendary tank comes with one replacement glass tube. If you have butter fingers and end up breaking them both, you can grab another one here for $3.49. You may want to pick up a couple if you’re prone to breaking them. You could also buy some silicone bands to help protect the glass.