Vaporesso has been making some strides in the tank department these days. First, we had the stocky (and SMOK coil-compatible) NRG series (reviewed here), and now this gargantuan cloud-chucking sub-ohm tank, the Vaporesso Cascade.
Based on size alone, the company seems to want to earn back the term “Beast” from the competition – and the Cascade’s size certainly stands out in a collection. This top-heavy cloud-chucking sub-ohm tank has a lot going for it at first glance. But will that be enough to earn Vaporesso a spot at the top?
Let’s take a quick look at the Cascade and see what all the hype is about.
A Massive Tank for Massive Clouds
On the clear plastic packaging, Vaporesso lists the Cascade as a 25mm atomizer. But that’s just the base size – with the bulbous extended glass section installed, the Cascade is a much wider tank. With the glass section seated higher than usually seen on sub-ohm device, the Cascade takes on a precariously top-heavy look and feel.
In other words, if you planned on attaching the 7mL-capacity Cascade to a slender, pocket-friendly mod, you might want to reconsider. The way the glass bows out all but ensures the glass will be prone to cracks if the setup falls over onto a hard surface.
But this setup is designed this way for a purpose – all-new liquid flow to the coils. Rather than the typical vacuum-forced juice flow, the cloud-chucking sub-ohm tank design seems to push liquid downward from above, hence the name “Cascade.” The tank is actually separated into two sections, with the juice moving through a series of guided channels, directly to the coil head.
The goal here? Direct flow of liquid to the coil, while keeping juice cool until it needs to be heated. I don’t know if I quite understand the mechanics behind this, or if it’s anything more than “marketing speak.” But as I use it this week, I’ll be sure to watch how the tank handles dry hits, juice consumption and more.
Juice Those Threads!
Though it might just be my silver test model, I had a bear of a time taking the Cascade apart to inspect each element. The glass seemed to be fused to the sealing o-ring beneath, making it difficult to get apart. Plus, the bottom airflow control ring was also extremely stiff, forcing me to use a little more muscle than I was comfortable with.
Once disassembled, these parts stopped seizing, and all was right with the world once more. I was pleasantly surprised to see a threadless coil system in place AND an included adapter to accommodate your existing Vaporesso GT coils. Regarding the former – not only do threadless coil systems make swapping heads easier, but also reduce the number of parts that can seize or strip.
Regarding the latter – I’ve spent a lot of time on these pages complaining about having too many proprietary coil types. While the Cascade also has its own coils, something as simple as an adapter makes the kit a much better value, right from the outset.
I also noticed one of the two included coils has a maximum threshold of 200 watts. While that’s well north of my usual comfort zone, I get the feeling the Vaporesso gang is shooting for the fences here. Who are we to get in the way of their innovation? I will be putting that coil through a wide range of use scenarios to see if that “200” is legit for regular use, or more of an “occasional suggestion.”
For the record, the second included coil has much more conservative limits, and I’m looking forward to seeing if lower wattages affect flavor and vapor production.
I haven’t really had the chance to push the cascade beyond a few cursory puffs, but can already sense potent flavor and absolutely massive vapor production. I feel like a little break-in time will make these coils sing even louder.
But one thing is for sure – the design, technology or plain ol’ vaping voodoo that Vaporesso built into this tank structure is working. Because the Cascade is a true cloud-chucking sub-ohm tank, with tons of flavor to spare.
Yes, I do wish an RBA came with the kit, but not (just) because I’m cheap. I’d genuinely like to see how this liquid flow design works with my own coil builds, to really maximize the potential of this tank. I don’t know if one’s on the horizon, but if something becomes available in the next few weeks, we’ll certainly add it to our testing and review.
The Vaporesso Cascade is an intriguing tank. Its massive size and capacity might alienate those looking for something a little more subdued in their daily vape. (our publisher referred to the TFV12 Cloud Beast King as a tank he could not use as an “all-day-every-day” tank. I imagine he would think the same here) But for those who massive vapor with flavor to match, but don’t want to have to drip every few minutes this tank is looking like a great alternative.
I’ll be cranking the Cascade (and its two unique coils) over the next few weeks. Check back here soon for a full review.
The Cascade "Marketing" Video
Vaporesso Cascade Specs and Contents
Vaporesso Cascade sub-ohm tank specs:
- Size: 60.5 x 24mm
- Capacity: 7mL
- Material: Stainless steel
- Coil: GTM-2 Coil 0.4ohm (40W-80W) / GTM-8 Coil 0.15ohm (80W-200W)
- Isolation structure separates coil and juice chamber
- Balanced triangular adjustable bottom airflow
- EUC style coil replacement system
- Full range coil options (25W-200W)
- Slide-n-Fill design
- Replaceable e-juice filling hole rubber
- Colors: Stainless Steel, Blue, Black, Rainbow
Vaporesso Cascade sub-ohm tank contents:
- 1x Cascade Tank
- 1x GTM-2 Coil 0.4ohm (40W-80W)
- 1x GTM-8 Coil 0.15ohm (Pre-installed) (80W-200W)
- 1x GT Coil Adapter
- 1x Replacement Glass Tube
- 1x User Manual
- Spare O-Rings