Until it was added to website catalogues, there was a lot of chatter and excitement about the Kanger Aerotank. It would be similar to a Protank, yet not exactly the same; better in some ways.
Would the Kanger Aerotank live up to expectations? What aspects would it be different, and what elements of this device would be the same as other Kanger clearomizers or other clearomizers generally? With every Kanger Aerotank review by customers who have got their hands on one, a clearer picture forms.
A Description of the Kanger Aerotank
First of all, here is the spec on a Kanger Aerotank. It is made from food-grade stainless steel with 510 threads. The Kanger Aerotank has dual coils, an airflow control base, and is made with all replaceable parts (nothing is glued together).
A regular-sized Aerotank holds 2.5mls and is set for 2.0-ohm resistance. The tube is Pyrex and comes in smoke black, blue, purple, or red. It is a clearomizer, not a tank. This means the atomizer cannot be rebuilt but you are able to replace it or the glass.
Some Comparisons between Similar Kanger Devices
Although a Kanger Aerotank is not the same as a Protank, there are similarities that some people find amusing but which appear practical to others. Is it okay for something touted as “new” to contain many of the parts featured in another product by the same company, or does this make the Aerotank seem like a money-grabbing gimmick?
Viewing the argument from both sides is beneficial. Wouldn’t it be great if a company could just make the best version of something from the very beginning? Sometimes they can, but they do not give everything away at first.
Sometimes they can’t, and it is only by dint of research and development that they develop a better rendition of their original product and continue to produce better versions every year. This clearomizer is said to solve some clearo problems which turned customers off of those vessels and on to tanks.
An advantage of sharing some parts (like coils and tubes) is that you can interchange what you already have with the new device. You might break the tube, for instance, and still own a spare one from the Protank 3. Your extra coils are not a wasted investment if they were bought for use with a glass Evod, Aerotank Mini, or a Protank 3.
Vendors are selling Kanger Aerotank kits with a 510 drip tip, two coil heads, and, in at least one case, a cone cover. The average price for a package is between $20 and $25. Replacement heads cost $1.80 or so and tubes are priced about $3.50.
Being a Kanger product, two things are assured: every major retailer has these and they will not be running out of stock in a hurry. KangerTech ensures a high volume of stock is available to wholesale clients.
The adjustable airflow ring is easy to use and requires no tools. Just turn it by hand and it can open all the way or close all the way. With the hole closed, throat hit is incredible, but extra vapor is the result of an open vent. You can imagine the result of creating partial airflow. The dial also comes apart for cleaning.
Kanger classifies this as the first ever stainless steel dual coil, bottom-fed clearomizer with adjustable air flow on the electronic cigarette market worldwide.
The Closest Competitor
If you had to pick one product which most closely competes with the Aerotank, it is not the Protank 3 but an Aspire Nautilus. There are two camps, one totally in favor of Kanger, the other comprised of Aspire fans.
Kanger wins the advantage for durability, but Aspire wins back the advantage when it comes to vapor production. There’s something for everyone it would seem. Even though it’s relatively new, you can get a good deal by reading lots of websites and comparing prices.