Aspire Triton V2 – A Review
Friendlier Looks – Improved Performance – $36.99
NOTE* – Tom McBride wrote and submitted this review weeks ago. However, in a rush to get as many original reviews edited and published in November, I overlooked this one. Apologies to Tom, our readers, and Vapor Authority, who was kind enough to send some along for review purposes. – Dave Foster
Aspire Triton 2 Sub-Ohm Tank Overview
Aspire has recently released an update to their best-selling Triton Sub-Ohm tank, the Aspire Triton 2 Tank. Before getting into the specific tank and the performance, I need to get this out of the way first; if you were overwhelmed with the physical appearance of the original Triton, Aspire has toned down the aggressive look of the tank, while still managing to improve upon the original Triton tank performance. You will definitely notice the gentler look.
The Triton 2 is more aesthetically pleasing to the eyes of vapers who might have thought that there was too much going on with the original release. I’ve talked to more than a few mainstream vapers that have expressed to me their unwillingness to buy a Triton tank because it looked like a tank that would require too much from the vaper. I was never sure what they meant until the saw Version 2. This new Triton tank definitely looks friendlier than the original.
It’s Still A Triton
Those that are familiar with the looks of the Aspire Triton line will recognize the Aspire Triton 2 as a Triton tank, though it is a sleeker and cleaner looking tank. The new, leaner looks give it a more elegant look and feel, not so bulky or cluttered, yet, as we will see, the Triton v2 outperforms the original Triton when it comes to the two most important aspects of any tank; flavor and vapor.
Aspire Triton 2 Features:
Bottom Airflow Control Valve
Top Cooling Airflow Control Valve
Two-Notch Heat Dissipation Fins
Top-Filling E-Liquid System
Made With 304-Grade Stainless Steel
E-Liquid Tank Made With Pyrex Glass
Optional RTA System to Build Your Own Coils
New Sleek and Clean Design
Can Be Completely Disassembled
Wide Range of Atomizer Coils
Immense Vapor Clouds
Robust and Tasty Flavor Production
Wide-Bore Drip Tip
Japanese Organic Cotton Coils
The Aspire Triton 2 tank features an all new and improved airflow control system, similar in looks, but it is capable of finer adjustments to the amount of air that you draw into the tank with a lung hit or mouth-to-lung style. To see what I mean, if you can take a Triton v1 and a Triton v2 for a test drive and you’ll notice the difference in precision right away.
Aspire has also done a great job in eliminating any flooding or gurgling that can come from a freshly filled tank. Additionally, the Triton 2’s airflow system focuses the air below the coils, improving the flavor in ways the first version could not. Even with 100% VG e-liquid you’ll notice an uptick in both performance of vapor production and flavor.
The Triton v2 features a top ‘cooling’ airflow slot that allows you to slightly adjust the temperature of your vapor clouds. You’ll notice how effective it works when you bump the wattage up to squeeze every drop of flavor, only to find the vapor to be warmer than you like. Open up the top airflow and the vapor cools off, without loosening the draw too much.
Heat dissipation is key with the new Triton V2. The Aspire Triton 2 now has what they call ‘double-notch heat fins’, which direct heat away from the mouthpiece. This is especially seen with metal drip tips, when the vapor production is so hot you could burn your lips.
Top Fill Design
Like the original Triton, the new Triton 2 Tank has a top-fill e-liquid system. A good top-fill design allows you easy access to refill a tank without removing it from the mod, and the way in which Aspire has tackled this issue is right up there with the best of them. But you need to know ahead of time in order to use it properly. Trying to use a sophisticated tank, including the Triton’s, a look at the manual is a must.
The top cap of the Triton v2 is actually two pieces. The top-fill cap is recessed into the top cap, and turning the base of the drip tip is the only way to remove only that upper recessed plate. The four-point turn for the Triton top-fill mechanism must also be used to prevent leaking. On the side of the top cap of the tank you’ll notice the two icons, a drip symbol and a line-art of vaping, these two icons, when used correctly, seals the tank against leaking, and then releases the flow of the eliquid once turned back on. Many people I know who always seem to forget this step complain to me that the Triton tanks leak, but once I demonstrate how to use it properly this “leaking” simply stops. You have to use it, period.
304 Stainless Steel
The Aspire Triton 2 tank uses 304 stainless steel, the same steel used in high-end kitchen appliances. It is strong, yet fairly lightweight. The Stainless steel exterior has a slightly brushed finish, giving the tank that elegance, yet strong look.
The original Triton tank saw the glass tank encased in stainless steel casing, and while this was an excellent way to protect the tank and give it the aggressive look it has, the Triton v2 offers up a full glass tank without the steel ‘bars’, giving it a softer, more approachable look and feel. Why this is important is, I believe, one of the major factors behind Aspire radical new design; to make the tank appear more like a tank you could use everyday, rather than a tank that might be used by heavy vapers on expensive and larger mods.
The Kanger Subtank Mini is still the best selling sub-ohm tank on the market for precisely this reason; it is a tank that looks good, and performs well on any mod, every day, all day. The new Triton is trying to be a friendlier tank, and it achieves that.
Aspire Triton 2 Specifications:
Base Material: 304-Grade Stainless Steel
Tank Material: Pyrex Glass
Liquid Capacity: 3 ml
Height: 2.63 Inches (67mm) – (without drip tip)
Diameter: 0.88 Inches (22.5mm)
Atomizer Wicking Material: Japanese Organic Cotton
Stainless Steel Coils: 0.3 ohms, 0.4 0hms
Kanthal Coils: 1.8 ohms, 0.5 ohms (Clapton)
Nickel Coils: 0.15 ohms
What’s In The Box?
1 x Aspire Triton Tank
1 x Aspire Triton 2 Clapton Coil (0.5 Ohms)
1 x Aspire Triton 1.8 Ohms kanthal Coil
1 x Replacement Pyrex Glass Tube
1 x User Manual
One of my favorite reasons for using Triton tanks, and why they are now the official tank of the Spinfuel eLiquid Review Team, is the Aspire RTA. The new Triton tank can easily handle the optional Aspire RTA will aplomb. Having the option to build a custom coil and add the organic cotton of your choice is something all advanced vapers appreciate.
The Triton prebuilt coils perform marvelously, and come in various ohms levels, but sometimes, as a coil builder, I want the option of pulling out the RTA and building a coil they I want to use, and stuffing it with my favorite organic cotton and get a vape going that you just can’t get with a prebuilt.
The Triton 2 introduces a new prebuilt coil head that will surely please many serious vapers. In addition to the surgical stainless steel (316L) coil heads with resistances of 0.3 ohms, the 0.4 ohms; and 1.8 ohms Kanthal coils Aspire also offers the 0.15 ohms nickel (Ni-200) coils. Additionally, Aspire has added a new 0.5 ohms Clapton Coil to the collection.
The Triton Clapton Coil Heads are made with Kanthal wire that wraps in a twisted Clapton style that truly does offer a bigger vape than non-Clapton Coils. I was sold on the Clapton coil heads while reviewing the Atom Vapes Clapton’s, and with Aspire creating its own means more than just following a hot fad, these coils are every bit as effective as the Atom Vapes Clapton’s.
A Larger User Base
Mainstream vaper will love this new Triton tank. Advanced vapers will too, the improved performance and “kinder gentler” design will no longer alienate vapers that might fear the antagonistic look of the original, which can really frighten the mainstream vaper. (But it is such a great tank!)
The Aspire Triton v2 tanks appeals to a wide array of vaping styles, lung hit sub-ohm, mouth to lung above-sub-ohm vapers. The new Trion also supports TC (temperature control) devices with Nickel coils.
The Aspire Triton series is my current favorite sub-ohm tanks. I happen to love the mean looking Triton V1, the original Triton, and will continue to use them often. But this new Triton v2 offers a little more performance, and a new, friendlier design that makes it much more appealing to use as an everyday tank. I highly recommend the V2 Triton to anyone looking to get into the sub-ohm world of vaping.
Grade: A – Highly Recommended
The Review Units were supplied by Vapor Authority, a 5-Star vendor with a Spinfuel Approval Seal. Please note, though we provide the following links, we do not earn any commission on any purchase. It’s just not our way.
To Purchase Aspire Triton 316L Atomizer Coils, Click HERE
To Purchase Aspire Triton Kanthal Atomizer Coils, Click HERE
To Purchase Aspire Triton Nickel Coils, Click HERE
To Purchase Aspire Triton Clapton Coils, Click HERE
To Purchase The Aspire Triton RTA System, Click HERE