Yes we know. The Kanger TopTank Mini has been out for a while and we are just talking about it now! Well, we have an excuse! We may be a bit delayed on our Kanger TopTank Mini review but we wanted to take our time with this tank. The thing was, there were so many new tanks coming out as the technology really accelerated in 2016. We have seen advanced coil designs galore and much more. The Kanger TopTank is essentially a re-vamp of the original, and massively successful, Kanger SubTank. Since we had already reviewed the Kanger SubTank we put the TopTank review on the back burner. Until now.
By the way, we are big fans of the Kanger SubTank. We tested it for months and it is a terrific tank and will go down in vaping lore as one of the great pioneering products of sub ohm vaping. The Kanger TopTank Mini is similar and will work with Kanger OCC (organic cotton coils) coils originally designed for the SubTank. Additionally, the TopTank Mini will work with a newer series of coils called SSOCC coils that are temperature control compatible as well as offering Claptons.
The TopTank Mini compares to the original SubTank Mini. The coils are compatible and many of the parts are compatible as well. The main differences are that the TopTank Mini has a 4 ml capacity whereas the SubTank Mini had a 4.5 ml capacity. So as a result the TopTank Mini is a little shorter. Also, the TopTank is a top fill vape tank which means you can easily refill without having to remove the tank from you vape mod. At the end of the day, the TopTank Mini is an update of the popular SubTank with new coil options and top fill design.
Kanger TopTank Mini Review
We kick off the finer details of the Kanger TopTank Mini review by talking about what you get. First, you can choose from four different colors. There is black, stainless steel, red and white. The kit costs under $30 and it comes with a lot. By the way, we will have a link to where you can get a 100% authentic TopTank with fast, free shipping. You will get three different coils. The pre-installed coil is the Kanger SSOCC coil (stainless steel organic cotton coils) designed for temperature control vaping. The pre-installed coil is an Ni200.
The other two coils are a 0.5 ohm SSOCC coil that is a Kanthal Clapton. Last but not least you have the RBA. The Kanger RBA for the TopTank comes with a pre-wrapped 0.5 ohm Kanthal coil. The RBA is very easy to use and you will also get extra screws, tools including a screw driver and a pack of organic cotton. In that pack of tools is yet one more pre-wrapped coil ready to be installed into the RBA.
One other thing about the Kanger TopTank. I mentioned the RBA section and if you have never built your own coil before I understand that it can be a somewhat daunting proposition. As part of my Kanger TopTank review I definitely want to give Kangertech a big pat on the back for the clear, illustrated instructions regarding how to utilize your RBA. Excellent work. So now a point form recap of what you will get:
1 x Kangertech TopTank Mini (With Delrin Drip Tip)
1 x Pre-Installed 0.15ohm SSOCC Ni200 Coil Head (Temp Control Vaping)
1 x 0.5 ohm SSOCC Coil Head (Kanthal)
1 x Mini RBA Deck Plus (Nice, Easy To Use Atomizer Deck)
1 x Set Of RBA Screws
1 x Screwdriver
1 x Pre-Built Micro Coil (For Use In The RBA)
1 x Organic Cotton Pad
Kanger TopTank Specs
The Kanger TopTank vape tank is a 22 mm diameter tank and stands 63 mm tall. It is made of stainless steel. The drip tip is Delrin which is what you want for subohm vaping because it resists heat better than steel. The tank is Pyrex glass making it compatible with VG e-liquids. It has a top fill cap that threads off and on very smoothly and does not leak. I repeat, good news, it does not leak! If you have a TopTank that does leak, you probably have a counterfeit. There are a lot of fakes out there so make sure you buy from a reputable vendor. Stay off eBay and Amazon, folks! Want a classic Star Wars lunch box, sure, but not for your vape gear.
The Kanger TopTank Mini is compatible with the SubTank coils and RBA and vice versa. The juice ports on the new TopTank coils are larger for more vapor. each coil has two large juice ports and one smaller one. There are multiple pre-built coil options that you can buy including a 0.5 ohm Clapton, a 0.5 ohm Kanthal for subohm vaping, a 0.15 ohm Ni200 coil for temperature control vaping, a 0.2 ohm Kanthal coil and a 1.2 ohm Kanthal coil for MTL vaping. The MTL vaping coil ties into the next thing we will be looking at which is the TopTank adjustable airflow.
The TopTank airflow control is excellent. There are three options. There is a small airflow intake, a medium intake and a huge one! The two smaller airflow controls are perfect for people who enjoy MTL vaping. MTL stands for mouth to lung vaping. That is when you draw the vapor into your mouth and then inhale, much like you smoke a cigarette. The large airflow control is for direct lung vaping for huge subohm or TC vapor.
Before I even started vaping for the Kanger TopTank review, I disassembled and assembled the TopTank at least 20 times looking for flaws. I am happy to report to you that Kanger’s sheer excellence in vape tank design remains unquestioned. The engineering is impeccable. Everything connects like butter. I like the O-rings on the TopTank and leaks were never an issue.
If you are looking for an all in one device with tank and mod included take a look at our Kanger Cupti review. It is both a mod and tank in one. If you are looking for a versatile, well made vape tank then the TopTank is certainly one to consider. It may not be a vapor beast but it is reliable and very well built. Many vapers out there have been using their SubTanks for well over a year and those are still going strong. It is a good bet that your TopTank will last for a very long time as well.
The build quality is excellent and will be as long as you get authentic product. There are a lot of TopTank clones out there so always make sure to check the Kanger authenticity code here. We recommend Direct Vapor and use the link at the end of the review to go to Direct Vapor to check out the TopTank. They sell authentic vape gear. They also have a low price guarantee and free shipping.
To wrap up the specs for our Kanger TopTank review how about some bullet points:
Stainless Steel Construction Available In 4 Colors
Adjustable Airflow Control, Capable Of Tight Draw Or Huge Air
Compatible With Original SubTank OCC And New SSOCC Coil Heads
22 mm Diameter
Dimensions: 2 ½” x ⅞”
How Does The Top Tank Vape
I have three words for you. Flavor, flavor and flavor! The Kanger TopTank does produce excellent vapor to be sure but the flavor really stands out. There is no spitback, just a nice warm vapor rich in flavor. For the Kanger TopTank review I tried all of the coils that came with the kit and in addition I picked up a pack of 1.2 ohm coils to try MTL vaping. For the MTL vaping I substituted the 9 mm bore Delrin drip tip with a narrow bore drip tip I already had. It is a 510 drip tip connection so you can use your favorite drip tips.
I really enjoyed the TopTank as an MTL vape. The flavor profile was string and the satisfaction was excellent. Switching gears to the subohm Kanger SSOCC coils you switch the airflow to the large airflow setting where you can fine tune to your taste. I liked the wide open setting and the airflow was awesome. As both a sub ohm vape and a temp control vape the performance is fantastic.
Ultimately, I am very happy to recommend the Kanger TopTank Mini. It took me a while to get around to writing the review but here we are and we have a very positive result. Here are the key points of recommendation:
Excellent, durable build construction that will last.
Multiple coil options.
Top fill design.
Outstanding flavor, excellent vapor.
That’s really about it! The SubTank was a game changer and will go down as one of the most successful vape tanks ever. The Kanger TopTank follows in those footsteps and fills those shoes beautifully. To find out more use the shop now button below to see the TopTank at Direct Vapor where they have the low price guarantee, sell only authentic gear and always offer free shipping. This is a terrific tank that is easy to use, diverse and delivers the goods.