Published on February 19th, 2015 | by AJ3
Kanger Subtank Nano Review
The Nano occupies a space all on its own in the Kangertech family. Departing from the rebuildable atomizer aspect to focus on being the best, pure tasting clearomizer on the market.
Today we find out if the Subtank Nano is one of the best horses in its own race, or just a pony that knows less tricks than its Kangertech stablemates.
Kanger Subtank Nano Specs
- Dimensions: 47mm x 18.5mm
- 3mL Capacity
- Stainless Steel Construction
- Durable Pyrex Tank
- 510 Connection
- Enhanced Airflow System
- Organic Japanese Cotton Coil Heads
- Turn unit upside down to expose bottom base, remove base by screwing counterclockwise.
- Fill tank with 3mL or less of eJuice, be carefull not to overfill.
- Replace bottom base firmly into place before enjoying.
- Increase airflow by turning bottom ring counter-clockwise.
- Decrease airflow by turning bottom ring clockwise.
What’s New- Kanger Subtank Nano
The all new Kanger Subtank Nano includes adjustable airflow to allow more precise control during vaping.
It also features the first organic cotton coils used in a pure clearomizer, delivering unmatched clarity of flavor in every draw.
Dude, Where’s My RBA?
To address the elephant in the room, the Subtank Nano’s lack of an RBA function, we feel that it’s only right for you to know that it was a practical thing.
Decreasing the size of the Kanger Subtank platform meant some tricky engineering challenges.
In real-world terms, adding RBA support would have taken the capacity of the Subtank Nano down to a paltry 2mL, which is just not enough juice to keep a dedicated vape enthusiast happy for very long.
In keeping with Kanger’s reputation, build quality on the Kanger Subtank Nano is good. The combination of Steel and Pyrex form a durable construction, and the airflow control ring feels solid and well-built with an audible “click” as it sets into place at one of its four default settings.
There are a few complaints of minor leakage throughout the Kanger Subtank Nano reviews that you’ll read. This is a common issue with clearomizers when the tank is less than 1/3rd full, as you’ll read in the instructions manual.
The new, sleeker design of the Kanger Subtank Nano is its’ most visible departure from the line, showing an 18.5mm form factor. It not only looks great with box and mech mods, but a significant number of pen-type vapes as well.
The fact that Kanger managed to retain a respectable 3 mL capacity is also worthy of mention, even if it comes at the expense of the RBA option present in other models of Subtank.
The latest entry to the Kanger Subtank line brings a little something different to the table in that it’s only intended as a clearomizer, but in that function it certainly outperforms the majority of other tanks.
The adjustable airflow allows the user to select the tightness of their draw, which is already a premium feature in a tank of this type.
Organic Cotton Coils
Throw in the organic cotton coil heads to serve as the perfect blank canvas to make unique flavor combinations shine to the fullest, and you have what just might be the industry’s top tank.
All told, the Kanger Subtank Nano clearomizer is essentially a way of getting the manufacturer’s incredible organic cotton coils out to a wider audience.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing for those who simply want some convenient flavor in a lower-maintenance profile.
2015 seems to be the year of the sub-ohming clearomizers. With out of the box low resistance coils, these products are only getting better with time.
To check out and compare all the best clearomizers out there today, check out our Clearomizer chart on our homepage. Here’s a look at the clearomizers right now that are very similar with the Subtank Nano:
The Kanger Subtank is the predecessor to the Subtank Mini, and can hold up to 6 ml. This clearomizer allows you to get down to “sub-ohming” levels without rebuilding your coils.
The original Subtank offered what is perhaps the ultimate vaping experience, however the Subtank Mini provides the same level of functionality that works with a wider range of devices.
Minor Drawbacks and Flaws
As for less positive aspects of the Kanger Subtank Nano, there’s just no getting around that particular adjustment. For some vapers, having the option to rebuild custom coils is a core reason for purchasing a high-end tank.
The Subtank Nano is admittedly a total deal breaker for someone who wanted all the functionality of the original Kanger Subtank in a design less than three feet wide.
The coils are also not interchangeable with those of any other clearomizer. Although the do deliver unrivaled flavor, the unique heads are also more expensive than standard atomizer parts.
Another limitation of the unit is that it must be used with a mod capable of generating at least 12-15 watts, so that low-powered smoke shop special might not cut it here.
This tank’s slimmed down profile and 510 threading makes it a good fit with a wide range of mods, but there are a couple that stand out in any setup and make natural choices for one of the finest tanks on the market:
The VaporFi Vox 50 mod will be more than enough to pump out the max power for the Subtank Nano. With 50 watts in the palm of your hand, it does good at showing off.
The MVP 20 Watt is another outstanding offering from Innokin. It delivers 20 watts of fully adjustable vaping power with a high-capacity battery.
We’d recommend charging it more often anyway, as this mod also doubles as a mobile power source with its USB charging output.
Best Deal on Kanger Subtank Nano
My Freedom Smokes does a great job offering you the best value on the Kanger Subtank Nano! You get to choose between a selection of mods that will work optimally with your Subtank clearomizer.
- Kanger SubTank Nano is the latest Replaceable Coil Tank/RTA from KangerTech
- This one is the smallest of the 3 Kanger Subtank Atomizers
- The .5 OHM Organic Cotton Coil (OCC) offers huge vapor
- The Kanger Subtank Nano unlike the other two Kanger Subtanks does not have the RBA/Rebuildable Option
- Recommended for vapers who only wish to use factory coils.
There are certainly those who will go on dreaming of a more slender full scale Subtank, and they may not find that their expectations are met due to the Subtank Nano’s lack of an RBA feature.
However, anyone just in the market for one of the finest traditional tanks available will find it hard to go wrong with the Kanger Subtank Nano.
Share Your Thoughts
Let us know some of your experiences with the Kanger Subtank Nano or share your thoughts in the comments below! Thanks for reading, and vape on!