Are you looking for a new tank that gives you a lot of flexibility and produces some serious clouds? SMOK has a few great tanks under their belt, such as the SMOK TFV12 Prince Cobra Edition tank. I’ve had my share of SMOK equipment over the years, and recently reviewed the SMOK Species Kit, which comes with the SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 Tank. The Baby V2, however, shouldn’t be overlooked as a stand-alone powerhouse. I received a couple of the TFV8 Baby V2 tanks from SMOK, as well as three of their different coil options. How does this tank stack up? Keep reading to find out.
The SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 Tank Build and Design
The SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 does not disappoint in terms of design. Since this tank is a part of the Species kit, it’s got the same feel. A futuristic, rounded design, with plenty of colors to choose from. In the standard SMOK fashion, you can choose from eight different colors. I received the Matte Black and the Stainless Steel tanks.
The tank is a bit wider than some, but it still fits nicely on most mods without much overhang. The TFV8 Baby V2 is a slightly heavy tank, but not excessively. It’s built to last with quality stainless steel, with a 5ml capacity pyrex bubble glass, and a triple adjustable airflow at the base of the tank. The top fill is one of the most effective of SMOK’s products to date: a press button (or hinge and lock system) on the top of the tank opens easily, while also preventing leaks and accidents. This is the same top fill system on SMOK’s TFV12 Prince Cobra tank. Last but not least, the Delrin wide bore drip tip on the TFV8 Baby V2 tank is extremely comfortable. Unlike some drip tips, this one was made to be more ergonomic to give you the comfort factor missing on many small tanks.
- TFV8 Baby 2 Tank
- 1 0.17ohm Baby V2 A1 Single Core
- 1 0.2ohm Baby V2 A2 Dual Core
- A Spare Glass Tube
- Spare Parts
- Instructional Manual
The TFV8 V2 Coil Family
When you purchase a TFV8 Baby V2 tank, you receive a 0.17-ohm Baby V2 A1 Single Core coil (for use at 90-140W) and a 0.2-ohm Baby V2 A2 Dual Core coil (for use at 70-120W). In addition to these two coils, you can also purchase the Baby V2 A3 Triple Core coil, which rates at 0.15-ohms and can be used anywhere from 80-130W. All three of these coils are mesh and antibacterial grade cotton.
I was sent a pack of the A2 and A3 coils in addition to the ones that came with the tanks, each pack included the three different color options of coils: a stainless steel, a rainbow colorway, and a gold. All three of the colors look fantastic, and although it doesn’t change the performance of the coil, it gives you another little way to customize your mod and tank look.
In my previous review of the SMOK Species kit, I touched on the performance of the A1 and A2 coils, but hadn’t tried the A3 coil.
The A1 Coil
A single core coil, the A1 coil has a large surface of cotton and mesh. The A1 produces some of the best flavor, even at upwards of 140W. The large surface area allows for faster heating of the coil and a nice balance of flavor and huge clouds.
The A2 Coil
The A2 coil is the dual core option. I prefer this coil at 85-100W. The flavor isn’t as pure as I got from using the A1 coil, however, it’s still quite good. That being said, the cloud production is impressive. The A2 really chucks some enormous clouds. Within a few minutes of vaping with this coil, the room is foggier than the English countryside during a horror flick.
The A3 Coil
For the A3 coil, I picked a juice that is super flavorful so I could really test the triple core coil. First, I used Pretzel Shack Cinnamon Coated by Ruthless Vapor. I was not disappointed. The flavor from the A3 coil is just as pure, if not more so, than the flavor I got from the A1 coil. The balance of clouds and flavor from the Baby V2 A3 coil is superb. I gave it another shot with Unidew from BLVK Unicorn, which is a fruit blend of mixed berries, honeydew melon and strawberry. Again, the flavor from this coil is phenomenal, even after cranking up the wattage to 120W.
The Baby V2 Coil Family Overall
The Baby V2 coils are what really sell this tank, aside from the high-quality build and dependability. Of the three coil options, the A1 and the A3 were my favorite, but the A2 remains a close runner-up. These coils are great for vapers who prefer higher wattage vaping, but don’t like to experience flavor degradation as they crank up the power.
Want Massive Clouds, Mesh Coils, and Incredible Flavor?
The SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 tank offers vapers incredible mesh coils, a 5ml juice capacity, a stellar design, a convenient top fill system, a comfortable drip tip, and large triple airflow slots. I have been vaping with a TFV8 Baby V2 tank for the last few weeks. The best part? I haven’t really wanted to reach for my other tanks. That’s how well this tank functions.
The Baby V2 coils can handle whatever type of e-liquid you throw at them, and while it’s a bit thirstier due to the mesh coils, the flavor and clouds are an equal pay off. Once you break these coils in (allow about ten minutes to let your coil get saturated) they last upwards of two weeks, depending on how heavy you vape. I have not experienced any issues with the Baby V2 tank; there have been no leaks, no abnormal instances of spit back, no odd quirks—this tank really does what it claims to do. If you don’t prefer higher wattage vaping, though, then you might not be such a fan of the TFV8 tank, merely because the coil system is built for anywhere from 70-140W. That being said, power vapers look no further. The TFV8 Baby V2 is a damn good tank.
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