This week the KangerTech SubTank, a beast of an atomiser from Kanger that is both replaceable or rebuildable as you prefer.
Lets just jump straight into the pictorial and show you what you get.
The package is a bumper bundle of parts and spares.
The top layer of the box has the atomiser, more on that in a second.
Beneath it is a collection or extra parts.
And some spares.
Here are the major parts removed from the box. In the middle is our SubTank, to the left is the rebuildable head with the top cap for it, and to the right is a spare replaceable head and the base reducer.
The drip tip is a nice 304 stainless wide bore type
It fits into a standard sized aperture, so you could use your favourite if you like.
The 510 is spring loaded and brass. the base is etched with CE, recycling and the SubTank logos.
Airflow control is nice and also simple, you have a rotating ring with 3 holes in it. Turning it allows you to have 1,2 or 3 holes open for air flow.
The default setup is a replaceable head which has an organic cotton coil inside. Liquid feeds into it via 2 large ports on opposing sides.
Air is fed into the head via the base where there are ample air holes. The kit comes with 2 of these heads one 0.5 ohm and a second 1.2 ohm.
The heads screw into the main base.
Here is the body of the atomiser, a pyrex glass sleeve slides over a reinforcing stainless steel ‘cage’, and is held in place by the red o-rings.
The package also includes a rebuildable head. This also screws into the base as before, however the top cap needs to be replaced with the shorter spare to use this head.
The design of the rebuildable head is somewhat familiar but adjusted to suit the SubTank. It is pre-built with a dual 0.25 ohm coil setup.
The RBA head installed in the base.
And the whole RBA setup completed, and shown with the included base reducer (which reduces the 25mm base to a standard 22mm).
The SubTank is a big beast, here it is next to an old 18650 battery for comparison.
So, opinions time …
Firstly, this device is a beast. It is 25mm diameter and 53mm long (without the drip tip). That said, it holds 6ml of liquid in normal setup (4.2 in RBA setup). It also has a base reducer to make it fit neatly on a 22mm device.
There is very little to complain about with the SubTank, it has a feel of an engineered product with good machine work and material choices. If I had to be really picky about it, I would have preferred if the top cap was threaded on rather than held on with those 2 screws. Otherwise the whole setup works really well, no leaks were suffered or any other problem.
The replaceable heads claimed a 0.5 and 1.2 ohm resistance, when metered they measured 0.8 and 1.5 for me. That isn’t perfect but it’s well in the ball park.
I preferred the pre-installed 0.5 ohm setup and at 20watts it vaped like a dream all day without a single issue. I even took a couple of vapes at 30 watts to test the advised watt ranges on it and, although a bit warm for my tastes, it again kept up well.
The additional RBA module was a nice to find included, the very familiar build method made it easy to rebuild to my preferred 1 ohm spec.. Once built and the top cap swapped over, it was an easy setup and performed exactly as expected.
Airflow was enough to satisfy any need (with those 3 holes at 2.7mm each) and certainly gave me a good range of choices for a 20 watt vape.
The self adjusting 510 positive was a nice touch, don’t recall seeing it before on a device but I like it.
It is really hard to find something to say about it, it just does what it should, comes with all the extras you could want and it is built well. I would love to see this as a 22mm device as well as this 25mm version.
I am seeing prices of $60 / 42Euros online.