Aspire recently released what might be the flashiest subohm tank I’ve seen yet. In an effort to stay current with trends it’s a mesh based subohm tank but with some really elaborate aesthetic updates that are sure to catch the eye. For me it’s not so much about outward appearances but so far I’ve been quite impressed with this latest release. Here are my honest thoughts on the Odan subohm tank from Aspire.
|Coils (1x 0.2Ω Mesh Coil & 1x 0.3Ω Mesh Coil Pre-installed)
Listed features and specs:
|• Very nice and elegant look
|• Enormous vapor and flavor production
|• 810 honeycomb resin drip tip
|• Super-efficient wicking materials
|• Stylish design with diamond cut technology
|• 80% linen fiber + 20% organic cotton
|• High polish PVD coating
|• Excellent low e-liquid consumption
|• Super easy top-fill
|• Ingenious self sealing coil housing
|56mm x 28mm
|Dark blue, Emerald, Rainbow, Stainless Steel, Smoky Quartz, Black
Packaging and contents:
The kit comes packed in a white cardboard box with a slide off sleeve while inside is a bright orange box lined with a plastic insert. In the kit you get the Aspire Odan tank, a spare straight glass tank(7ml), a spare coil(one already installed) and a little bag of spare o-rings. You also get a warranty card as well as a user manual. It’s lightly packed kit but you get exactly what you need to get started.
The Odan tank:
The Odan tank is a beautifully constructed stainless steel subohm tank with some real eye catching embellishments. Out of the box it comes installed with what Aspire is calling their Diamond tank which is actually diamond cut crystal glass. It’s round in shape but with faceted cuts all around giving it the appearance of a diamond. It holds a comfy 5ml of liquid but the kit also includes a 7ml straight glass tank. It’s a bit of a beast and measures roughly 56mm tall including the drip tip and 28mm wide at the base. With the Diamond tank installed it bulges out beyond that to roughly 30mm but stays at 28mm overall with the straight glass. It’s going to look awkward on a lot of devices but anything that’s made to support 28mm and up should look fine.
At the top it comes with a honeycomb patterned 810 drip tip that’s nice and wide and comfortable on the lips. The colour of the tip will vary depending on the colour of the odan tank you pick up. I got the rainbow version so the tip I received is a sort of multi-colour blend but is mainly pink and purple. Just below the drip tip is the easy access top fill cap. It has a slight lip on it so you need to pull up before sliding the cap open. It can be a bit tricky but I appreciate it for it’s ability to prevent accidentally opening it in your pocket and it’s more childproof security. Like most others it’s marked with a little arrow to show where you need to push, or rather lift and push. The fill port is plenty wide and lined with a silicone gasket an so far in my day to day use it’s been a relatively mess free experience topping it up.
To access the coils you unscrew the odan tank from the base to reveal Aspires updated plug and play coils. Similar to systems we’ve seen in other tanks the plug and play coils make coil swaps a breeze and you can change coils without really needing to drain the tank thanks to a fairly long chimney. While the bottom is off you can also unscrew the upper tank piece to replace the odan tank glass but I’ve actually been enjoying the look and feel of the Diamond tank so I’ve been sticking with it. Also on the base is the triple air intake which can be adjusted by turning the airflow control ring.
It’s got three fairly narrow but wide cyclops style slots and the ring has stops at either end so the ring won’t spin endlessly. It’s nice and firm and should stay put once you’ve set it to your liking. With three slots airflow is mostly dictated by the coil diameter and you really have to close the airflow down most of the way before you feel it. At full open it gives a lightly restricted direct lung hit and you can close it all the way down to a much tighter but still direct lung hit. I can’t recommend this thing be used for mouth to lung as the drip tip and airflow really don’t lend themselves to a good MTL experience. On the bottom it’s finished with a bit of basic branding and the usual CE markings.
Coils and Performance:
The two mesh coils that come with the kit are quite similar and offer similar performance but with slightly different power requirements. They’re made using a combination of 80% linen cotton and 20% organic cotton which Aspire claims helps control the flow of liquid to the coil to deliver outstanding vapour and flavour. The one that comes installed is a 0.3ohm mesh coil rated from 35-45W while the spare coil is a 0.2ohm mesh coil rated from 50-60W. Both coils have fairly low power requirements which I’m a big fan of but considering the only slight increment in power from the 0.3ohm to the 0.2ohm coil there’s really hardly a difference between the two.
They both produce nice thick flavourful vapour and best of all there’s a nice pressure to the draw. It’s hard to explain but it just feels a bit more intense than a lot of other coils. Obviously the 0.2ohm coil is just a tiny bit warmer and more intense but I’ve been quite satisfied with the performance of either coil. I’m already a fan and will probably go with the 0.3ohm coils simply for the power savings they will provide. Coil life seems on par with most but will ultimately depend on what you are vaping and your personal vaping habits.
Colour me impressed with this latest release from Aspire. Not so much for the flashy aesthetics, though the thick crystal tank has grown on me, it’s more so for the performance of the included mesh coils. This thing really pumps! This one will be for those looking for something eye catching to attach to their flashy colourful mods as it truly stands out in a crowd but it will also be a solid choice for those looking for an easy to use and solid performing mesh odan subohm tank who also don’t mind a bit of extra appeal. I suppose you can always switch to the straight glass, but where’s the fun in that..