Atlantis 2 – Aspire’s Next Subohm Tank Entry
I would like to thank Vapor Authority for providing the Aspire Platinum Kit for this review. Thanks guys!
Aspire has tried to outdo themselves, and the competition, for the ultimate subohm tank with the Atlantis 2. Did Aspire achieve their goal? Not quite, but it’s not a bad tank. So let’s talk about it.The new (and improved?) Aspire Atlantis 2 Subohm Tank is here.
Is this the next game-changing subohm tank that Aspire expected it to be? No, it’s not, but then with so much competition today its hard to tell them apart, much less crown one the King of the Subohm Tanks (that would be the Delta 2 anyway)
The new Atlantis 2 is equipped with all of the same features of the original Atlantis, but with a few changes that were supposed to enhance your vape experience. As it turned out, some of the changes worked better than others. I’ll get to those briefly…
The Aspire Atlantis 2 has a newly designed airflow control controller that is similar to the first Atlantis, and it is effective, and maybe even a little easier to use, if that’s possible. But it’s the top-of-the-tank airflow controller that is more of an annoyance than anything else. This top end airflow controller functions as an air-cooling system, and it’s a neat idea. Rotating the valve directly below the drip tip, you now have the ability to control the vapor temperature. It works, but to me it seems like too much work for the effect. And while it does work the way it’s supposed to work, I would rather have electronic temperature control of the eliquid itself rather than the small affects of vapor warmth with an airflow valve.
The Atlantis 2 is just about the same size as the original Atlantis, but it holds more of eliquid, 50% more to be exact; 2mL capacity for the original Atlantis, 3mL for the Atlantis v2. When vaping the 0.3-ohm coil you’ll appreciate the extra capacity because the number of times you’ll need to refill the tank will drop 50%.
New 0.3-ohm Coil
The coils for the new Atlantis v2 are available in 0.3-ohm and 0.5-ohm. In my review tests for the 0.3-ohm coil I had to go to a minimum of 50watts before getting plenty of vapor, and it can go all the way to 80w, though the vapor was much too warm for me at the 80w mark. The 0.5-ohm coils did fine at 30-40w.
Coil Heads – Aspire has moved to a new atomizer head made with 100% organic Japanese cotton. This move improved the flavor a bit, and added to the overall vapor production.
Real World Vaping With The Atlantis 2
When the original Atlantis came to the market place I was all about that tank. At the time the kind of performance you could get with this subohm wonder was astonishing. Now we take subohm tanks with a grain of salt. It’s like we get a new tank from a company, use it, and 10 minutes later we’re all saying “Next!” The Atlantis 2 needs to be a tank that can stop some vapers from their continual search for the next big tank.
Review – I came to play and expected the performance AND the flavor to knock it out of the park based on my initial experience with the Atlantis 1, but that wasn’t exactly my experience. Don’t get me wrong, the Atlantis 2 is a hell of a tank, but in some ways it was disappointing.
Flavor – These days I judge the flavor output of a tank by comparing it to the ultimate flavor tank, the Joyetech Delta 2. If you’ve tried the Delta 2 and you don’t like it, then my experience won’t be a reliable judgment for you. If you agree that the Delta 2 sets the pace in the flavor department, then take it from me when I say that if the Delta 2 scored 100 points for flavor the Atlantis 2 would score an 80. Better than most, but significantly less than the Delta 2.
Vapor Production – You have to hand to Aspire when it comes to thick white vapor clouds. The Atlantis 2 outperforms the original Atlantis in vapor production. But again, it is my belief, through experience, that once again the Joyetech Delta 2 sets the pace for vapor production. If we were to score the vapor production as we did with the flavor above, the Delta 2 would earn the full 100 points. The Atlantis 2 would score 97 points, a damn near identical vape, with one exception. Those 97 points comes with the 0.3-ohm coil head and vaped at 60watts. The Delta 2 earned its stripes of 100 points with its 0.5-ohm coil vaped at 45 watts. But if you don’t run away from high wattage vaping you will be very pleased with the performance of the Atlantis 2 equipped with the 0.3-ohm coil.
Honestly, my biggest negative is actually my only negative. It’s the two-piece drip tip deal at the top of the tank. I don’t like metal, and I don’t like competition size wide-bore mouthpieces. The Atlantis 2 placed the airflow controller for the top of the tank directly under the removable drip tip, but it is also a part of the drip tip. The airflow controller is not removable, and the drip tip configuration is such that using a third-party drip tip is impossible. The result is that if you don’t like the mouthpiece you won’t like the tank.
Because I am biased of the flavor in the black Delta 2 with its beautiful glossy finish, smooth deluxe black drip tip, gold lettering, and huge 0.5-ohm coil heads, I cannot see a way that I would use the Atlantis 2 outside of a review period. It’s a good tank, a solid tank, and if the mouthpiece doesn’t kill it for you then you’ll be plenty happy with Aspire’s new Atlantis. Just be prepared to blow through a lot of eliquid with the 0.3-ohm coils, and…
Driving – … for God’s sake do not drive and vape with this tank. The clouds can easily blind you on the exhale, as the Delta 2 has blinded me on so many occasions that I finally stopped vaping it in the car. I switched to the eGo One (which can still blind you with vapor, so I vape it with the 1-ohm coil that won’t be nearly as easy to blind me.)
There are dozens of tanks on the market, and more subohm tanks being introduced weekly. It’s impossible for us to keep up with all of them, and sooner or later they all begin to blend together and it becomes difficult to tell one from the other.
The differences between the subohm tanks are not that far apart in the performance in the vapor production department. The flavor production on the other hand, the differences are vast. Thankfully for Aspire, once the coil gets a few hours of vaping in the flavor is pretty good, and had I not adopted the Delta 2 when I did, and had I stuck with the Kanger Subtank, I might have switched back to the Atlantis, my first infatuation with subohm tanks.
If you liked the first Atlantis, and you don’t mind the wide-bore mouthpiece you’ll find plenty to like in the Atlantis 2. The Atlantis 2 is available right now at Vapor Authority for $32.95. To purchase replacement atomizer coils for the Aspire Atlantis 2, click Aspire Atlantis Coils Buy The Atlantis 2
ASPIRE ATLANTIS 2 FEATURES:
- Subohm Vape Tank
- Vape up to 80W with 0.3-ohm coil
- 100% Organic Japanese Cotton Atomizer Heads
- Stainless Steel Construction
- New Airflow Control Valve
- Temperature Control Cooling System (Top airflow controller)
- Wide-Bore Drip Tip
ASPIRE ATLANTIS 2 SPECIFICATIONS:
- Casing Material: High-Grade Stainless Steel
- E-Liquid Tank Material: Glass
- Threading: 510
- Available Resistance: 0.3 Ohms (70W – 80W) / 0.5 Ohms (20W – 30W) I can easily vape it at 40w
- E-Liquid Capacity: 3ml
- Height: 2.78 inches (70.7mm)
- Diameter: 0.79 inches (22mm)
ASPIRE ATLANTIS 2 INCLUDES:
- 1 x Atlantis 2 Glassomizer
- 1 x 0.3 Ohms Coil (Preinstalled)
- 1 x 0.5 Ohms Replacement Coil
- 1 x Wide-Bore Drip Tip