Let’s Look at the Leaf Ello Sub-Ohm
Excuse me as I peel back the cloud of vapor from my screen and keyboard to say in my worst British accent, “’ello, Pop!” To introduce you to this ﬂavor-baking, cloud-making new sub-ohm tank from Eleaf.
I might have been a little too excited when I opened the delivery box and pulled this one out. Finally someone has heard our cries to integrate some protection into these bulbous glass tanks.
But we’ll get to that soon enough. We get excited about tank tech and were equally excited to tackle the new ELLO POP tank from Eleaf. First, the particulars…
The Eleaf ELLO POP Sub-Ohm 25mm Tank is a wonderous upgradeable 2mL tank integrating a sliding top fill system, compatibility with the Eleaf HW Coil Series, and features a 4mL expandable juice capacity. The superior stainless-steel construction paired with the Pyrex glass reinforcement protects the upgraded 4mL juice capacity of the tank. Within the tank’s construction is a threaded coil connection to accept a coil from the Eleaf HW Coil Series, firing at a resistance between 0.2-0.3ohms for a single, dual, or triple coil option. The Eleaf ELLO POP Sub-Ohm Tank can be easily refilled via sliding top fill system, revealing a single fill port that can accept up to 4mL of today’s most popular eJuice.
Eleaf ELLO POP Tank Specs:
- 25mm Diameter
- 2mL Standard Juice Capacity
- 4mL Expanded Juice Capacity
- Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
- Superior Stainless-Steel Construction
- Sliding Top Fill System – Single Fill Port
- Eleaf HW Coil Series
- 2ohm MW1 Single Coil – rated for 40-80W
- 3ohm HW2 Dual Coil – rated for 30-70W
- 2ohm HW3 Triple Coil – rated for 50-130W
- Threaded Coil Connection
- Dual Slotted Adjustable Airflow Control Ring
- Detachable Structure
- 810 Widebore Drip Tip
- 810 Tapered Drip Tip
- Gold-Plated 510 Connection
- Available in Black, Stainless Steel, Blue, Green, Gold, Red
Eleaf ELLO POP Tank Kit Contents:
- 1 ELLO POP 25mm Sub-Ohm Tank
- 1 0.2ohm HW1 Single Coil
- 1 0.3ohm HW2 Dual Coil
- 1 0.2ohm HW3 Triple Coil
- 1 User Manual
- 1 Spare Parts
Impressions & Aesthetics Ello Sub-Ohm
Pulling this tank out of its box. Admiring the polished stainless steel with the cerulean blue accents, and it hit me. If the Night King from Game of Thrones was vaping on his way to Winterfell, it’d be with this tank on top of his ice dragon.
Puns and fantasy aside, the reality of the ELLO POP is that it’s a solid competitor with some new safety features we haven’t seen thus far (well, from Eleaf anyway) an innovative top-ﬁll mechanism and the integrated silicone tank protection.
Eleaf is making some recent strides to shake their reputation as producers of entry-level, “run-of-the-mill” products. Today we welcome in a new era of tanks from them that speak volumes to their growth as a brand. This ELLO POP is a testament to that growth that’s occurring.
Ello Silicone Banding
Visually, there isn’t much separating the ELLO POP from scores of other sub-ohm contenders. But the silicone banding on the tank section does make for a nice visual accent, while offering a decent level of protection against dings and drops.
Vaping the ELLO POP Tank
Right now I have the ELLO POP tank sitting on top of the LUX 200 mod loaded up with the HW-N2 coil included with this tank. Man I’m loving this experience. With the eagle chip in this mod it’s reading in at 0.24ohms not a perfect 0.2ohms but close enough. As I set out with the fresh coil there was a little break in period to mention. After the ﬁrst tank the ELLO was hitting really smooth while churning out the clouds.
Break In Time
I had the conﬁdence after running it in the 40-60 watt range for the break-in period to start pushing it to the max. And weeks later, it’s still performing at a high level. That’s to be expected from Eleaf, a trusted name for consistent performance. But one thing the company usually ISN’T accused of is being innovative. So, I was a little skeptical when I ﬁrst read about the LPSC (Leak Proof and Self Cleaning) technology.
Thinking that this was nothing more than a great marketing tag line to sell coils, but I was quickly corrected. I’ve been running this same coil between 60-90 watts each day and haven’t seen a drop in performance as I’m writing this weeks later. Still kicking with full-on ﬂavor and no leaking at all.
I should mention that the coils DO take a little bit of breaking in before getting the full flavor and vapor experience. Patience is a virtue, kids – let them work a little before passing judgment. But the longevity more than makes up for these few days of average-at-best vaping.
Some may not feel the extra protection on the tank glass is entirely necessary. But to me, it’s like buying good insurance for a car, even if you only drive it down the block. The extra protection is just that — insurance for your tank and protection from the elephant-sized klutzes in the room.
Eleaf is also marketing the POP’s top cap as “child-proof.” But that might be a bit of a stretch, considering it’s just a stiff top cap that takes a little extra effort to open. Hardly groundbreaking, and more annoying than anything else.
There’s enough tension in the top cap to keep this from accidentally being opened. In fact it’s a two-handed operation that requires you to hold the mod in one hand and open the top cap with the other. No more accidentally misaligned threads, or having the tank sit with the cap partially open.
Now I will say after raving on and on about the extra tank protection. That it does obscure the view into the tank to see how much e-liquid is left. It also makes it diﬃcult to read the info on the coil if you forgot like I did which one you had installed. A minor inconvenience, but an inconvenience all the same.
- Stiff, secure top-ﬁll cap
- Integrated tank protection
- Long-lasting coils
- Slight break-in period for coils
- Silicone rings hinder the view inside the tank
- The POP slide mechanics take a little getting used to
Eleaf Ello Sub-Ohm Replacement Coils
The Eleaf ELLO HW Series Replacement Coils contains an atomizer core that will produce a well-balance performance of vapor and flavor for the ELLO, ELLO Mini, ELLO Mini XL, iKonn Total and iJust NexGen. The HW Series comes in several coil options and resistances and builds, such as 0.2ohm HW1 Single Parallel, 0.3ohm HW2 Dual Parallel, 0.2ohm HW3 Triple Parallel, and 0.3ohm HW4 Quadruple Parallel Coil. Comes in a pack of 5.
- Eleaf iKonn 220W Starter Kit
- Eleaf iJust NexGen Starter Kit
- Eleaf iJust 3 Kit
- Eleaf Lexicon Kit
Eleaf HW Series Replacement Coils Features:
- 0.2ohm HW1 Single Parallel Coil – rated for 40-80W
- 0.3ohm HW2 Dual Parallel Coil – rated for 30-70W
- 0.2ohm HW3 Triple Parallel Coil – rated for 50-130W
- 0.3ohm HW4 Quad Parallel Coil – rated for 40-110W
- 0.2ohm HW-N Net Coil – rated for 40-90W
- 0.15ohm HW-M Multi-Hole Coil – rated for 50-100W
- Stainless Steel Construction
- Organic Cotton
Spinfuel VAPE Recommendation and Score
We can confidently recommend this tank, especially if it comes as part of a value-oriented kit. With a solid platform of coils to choose from and the performance the ELLO POP delivers. Eleaf might not be as innovative as they seem to think they’re being, but the ELLO POP does a good job keeping the company on par with some industry leaders.