There are certain brand names in this industry that just command a little more reverence than most. For example, for customization most people think Evolv DNA. For variety of devices and tanks, there’s SMOK. And for flavor-focused, mid-wattage sub-ohm tanks, there’s Sense – which just introduced the all-new Sense Herakles III24 to the world, available now from Vapor Authority.
Though it was only three years ago since the first Herakles hit the streets, a lot has happened in the vaping world. But the original was one of the first true sub-ohm tanks on the market, and it still has loyal users today.
Of course, we’ve seen a lot of change in three years, and the Herakles III 24 is representative of a company that stays true to its past, while accommodating the needs of modern vapers. Let’s take a quick look at what the Herakles III 24 mid-wattage sub-ohm tank brings to the party.
Sense Herakles III - A Comfortably Familiar Design
While certain tank companies continue to follow the “bigger, better, badder, more” philosophy, Sense has always been more reserved in its product design, and the Herakles III 24 is representative of this value proposition. At just 62.8mm high, the Herakles III isn’t going to dominate the top of your mods like other competing devices. And with “just” 4.5mL capacity, there’s a good chance you’ll need to refill a little more often.
But with the simple, almost defiantly old-school look comes a sense of professionalism and maturity that most of today’s bubble-tanked leaders can’t claim.
That’s not to say there isn’t a lot of improvements here. For starters, the hinged flip-top cap is new to the brand, and one of the best we’ve seen so far. While there’s nothing new about this type of filling setup, the hinge is strong, yet easy to operate, and we didn’t experience any leaking or condensation, even when purposely overfilling the tank.
A New Commitment to Coils (and customers)
One area that shows Sense’s shifting focus on the future is the new Herakles III coils, and their cross-compatibility with the recently released V-Jet tank. Everyone at Spinfuel is dedicated to vapers getting value from their purchases, and making coils work in multiple arrangements helps makes this happen.
The Sense Herakles III 24 features V-Jet mid-wattage sub-ohm tank coils that are designed for flavor first, with enough cloud production to keep fog enthusiasts at bay. The included vertical coils read at 0.4 and 0.6-ohms, respectively, which are certainly “loose” enough to fill a room with vapor, but not at the expense of vapor, or with the need for massive wattages.
Though we’ve only had a day or so with the Sense Herakles III 24, I found myself enjoying the flavor/vapor balance at a relatively low 45-55 watts. There was no loss of satisfaction, and no need to swap batteries every two hours to keep up. I’m all for future-proof thinking, but this is one area in which Sense’s old-school approach makes a lot of … well … sense.
Some Pressing Questions for the Sense Herakles III …
So far, we’re really enjoying the Herakles III 24, but there are a few questions worth mentioning as we approach our review process.
First, we are curious to see how these coils and the tank perform over the course of a week or so in this tank. In our review of the Sense V-Jet mod kit, we were thrilled with the flavor and longevity the coils provided in that tank. So, we’ll be equally thrilled if they offered the same performance here, and absolutely elated if they surpass it.
Secondly, we’re more than a little intrigued by the “triple adjustable airflow” that sits at the base of the tank. Though Sense tanks – especially the Herakles series – have always offered a flavor-first experience, having all this additional airflow could mean sacrificing some of that flavor in exchange for massive clouds. We’ll definitely be testing this as the week progresses.
Finally, will the Herakles III 24 represent a true evolution of the brand, or just an updated version of the same tank fans have enjoyed for years? There’s certainly nothing wrong with sticking to your guns and using older, proven design. But there’s a fine line between classic form factor and old ideas. While I feel like Sense has definitely catered the Herakles III 24 to a newer audience, there’s still a distinctly “older” vibe coming from this tank.
As we test through the week, we’ll certainly determine these answers and see if the Herakles III 24 warrants another chunk of your vape budget, or if maybe you’ve already experienced this tank when the V-Jet kit was released a while back.
Keep your eyes peeled for a full review soon!
Sense Herakles III 24 Specs:
- 24mm Diameter
- 4.5mL Maximum Juice Capacity
- Superior Stainless Steel Construction
- High-Grade Glass Reinforcement
- Innovative Flip Top-Fill Design with Hinged Lock
- Triple Adjustable Airflow Control at Base – 9mm by 2mm Each
- V-Jet Coil System – Large Single Vertical Structure
- 0.4 ohm Kanthal V-Jet Coil – rated for 40-100W
- 0.6 ohm Kanthal V-Jet Coil – rated for 40-100W
- 11mm Resin Widebore Drip Tip
- Copper-Plated 510 Connection
- Available in Stainless Steel, Black, Blue, Rainbow
Sense Herakles II 24 Contents:
- 1 Herakles 3 Sub-Ohm Tank
- 1 0.4 ohm Kanthal V-Jet Coil
- 1 0.6 ohm Kanthal V-Jet Coil
- 1 Spare Glass Tube
- Replacement O-Ring
- Instructional Manual