Typhoon Tank Review
The Typhoon tank atomizer is a “plug n play” style clearomizer made by The Council of Vapor. The Council of Vapor is most notably known for their Aris atomizer, and Kindred mechanical mod. The Council of Vapor consists of a group of real life vapers who together design original e-cigarette products based on their knowledge, understanding, and desires as actual members of the vaping community. The Council of Vapor also seems to have a focus on creating good quality authentic products at an affordable price point.
The intention behind the design of the Typhoon tank atomizer was to create a plug n play style device that would appeal to those vapers who love to chase clouds, and/or love a good flavor producing atomizer. The Typhoon tank atomizer featured in this review was provided by Eveliquids.com for the purpose of this product review.
The Typhoon tank atomizer is very nicely packaged in a clear clam shell style gift box with a wood paper wrapped foam insert which holds the atomizer. The gift box also includes some spare parts, an authenticity scan card, an instruction sheet and user recommendations. The Typhoon tank atomizer retails for $35.00usd at Eveliquids.com.
TYPHOON ATOMIZER SPECIFICATIONS:
- Brand: The Council of Vapor
- Type: clearomizer
- Materials: Stainless steel and pyrex glass
- Connection threading: 510 (non adjustable)
- Diameter: 22mm
- 510 Thread Compatible
- Replaceable Coil Head: 0.5 ohms
- Large Adjustable Airflow Control
- 2.5mL Capacity
- Full Glass Drip Tip & Reservoir
- 4 Digit Serial Authentication
Even before I received the Typhoon tank atomizer in hand, I had expected it to be of good quality based on the pictorial shown on thecouncilofvapor.com. Upon receipt of the atomizer I was not disappointed. The Typhoon is constructed from stainless steel (brushed Finish) and pyrex glass.
The atomizer itself has a substantial and solid feel to it. The Typhoon logo is laser etched and tastefully done in my opinion. Even as the Typhoon bears a somewhat similar aesthetic to the Atlantis and Subtank, I think that Typhoon is the most aesthetically pleasing of the bunch.
The Typhoon comes standard with a glass drip tip with a stainless steel base. The Council of Vapor logo and serial # is also laser etched on the bottom of the atomizer.
The Typhoon comes with one .5 ohm proprietary atomizer head pre-installed in the base, as well an extra .5 ohm atomizer head in the package. The Typhoon tank atomizer breaks down into three basic parts which are the base with AFC ring, the stainless/tank, and the drip tip.
The Typhoon tank atomizer also comes with an extra pyrex glass tank, and spare o-rings as well.
The tank section of the atomizer is very nicely machined, and again I rate the quality as being very good. The outer appearance of the tank section is very reminiscent of the GP Paps 23mm Salt n Pepper cartomizer tank, at least to me. While the internal aspect of the tanks design immediately reminded me of the old Kanger Protank V1/2. The two open spaces on either side of the center shaft is where you would fill the tank with e-liquid.
The base of atomizer has an adjustable air flow control ring with two cyclops style air holes placed on opposing side of the base. The tank portion of the atomizer is press fit to the base, while the atomizer head threads into the center shaft of the tank section. You can see the thick black o-rings which seals the tank, and the male threaded portion of the top of the atomizer head. The bottom of the atomizer head also threads into the base portion of the atomizer.
While I could not find any exact specifications regarding the size the cyclops air holes, my guess is that each air hole is approximately 3-4mm.
As per The Council of Vapor, the atomizer heads used for the Typhoon tank atomizer are proprietary. While they do look very similar in style/construction to the Aspire Nautilus BVC V2 coils, I have been advised that the Typhoon is not compatible with the BVC V2 coil heads — bummer.
The proprietary coils for the Typhoon come in .5 ohm resistance however, the Typhoon is also compatible with the atomizer heads of COV’s other clearomizer offering, the Stratos. The Stratos atomizer heads are available in .8, 1.2. 2.0, and 2.4 ohms resistance.
The coils are made with ceramic wicks and have been advertised to last longer than the competitions atomizer heads. There is a mesh screen which surrounds the ceramic wicks, and its purpose to filter the e-liquid as it is absorbed into the coil head.
The instructional leaflet for filling the Typhoon tank atomizer is very well done, it almost looks like a little billboard when you open it up. The tank itself holds approximately 2.5 ml of e-liquid. However, as it has been with many other clearomizer styles, there is a bit of wasted space inside of the tank and I wish there was a way to get all of the tanks capacity filled.
I recommend that you allow the tank and coil to sit and absorb the e-liquid for at least 10-15 minutes after filling it. The atomizer heads are rated for .5 ohm and are supposed to be able to perform at 25-30W according to specifications.
The Council of Vapor has marketed this atomizer as being for cloud chasers and flavor lovers alike. When I initially began vaping with the Typhoon tank atomizer I had it set up with the Xpro M65 and set to 25W. For the first 3 or 4 hours of use I did not have any issues with performance. The flavor produced is definitely what I would consider very good. The flavor was not muted, or odd in any way, in fact my juice tasted very clean and clear. However, I suddenly experienced once of the worst dry hits I have ever had, to the extent that I immediately jumped up and ran to the kitchen for something to drink .. WTF?
Being that I had been vaping happily and without issue during the 3 hours prior, I assumed that the dry hit was possibly caused by the mod I was using. I switched mods to another regulated device and set the wattage down to 20W, but I immediately got another dry hit?? I set the wattage down once again to 16W and left the set up to sit for while. About 15 minutes later I went back to vaping and all was good at 16W, so I tried cranking it back up to 20W — bad idea.
My next thought was that it might be the thickness of my e-liquid since I was using Max VG juice. So I finished off my tank of Max VG and then refilled with a 50/50, but when I turned the wattage up to 20W again I didn’t get the harsh dry hit that I had experienced earlier, but it was still dry none the less. From that point one I simply resolved to use the tank at 16W because the atomizer heads did not seem to handle 20W or more well.
Vapor production for me was average, it was not on the level of a Subtank Mini, and for me that is not necessarily a bad thing. In my opinion the Typhoon tank atomizer vapes like an RTA, and its vapor production is also reflective of that. I experimented with the air holes at max open, and partially closed off. Even with Max VG e-liquid I was nowhere near fogging up a room. Again this is not a bad thing for me because I am not a cloud chaser however, I think a true cloud chaser might end up pissed off with this tank.
All of these things considered, I would still rate the Typhoon higher than the Subtank Mini because I didn’t care for the very hot vape that the Subtank Mini offered. Even though the Typhoon atomizer heads are rated for .5 ohm, and which read as .5 ohm on my regulated devices, it still vaped more like 1.0-1.2 ohms in my opinion. The Typhoon has very good flavor production, and adequate vapor production, but it is not on a cloud chasing level.
For me, the Typhoon tank atomizer by The Council of Vapor is a good quality, good flavor producing atomizer that falls a bit short of it claims of being for both cloud chaser and flavor lovers. The flavor loving vapers would be happy with this tank so long as they kept wattage below 20W. Cloud chasers would have to look more to the likes of the Subtank or Atlantis in order to experience the kind of vapor production that cloud chasers seek.
Would I recommend this atomizer? Yes, I would, but only to those who seek an RTA style vape in a clearomizer style atty. The cloud chaser would want to look at other plug n play options. With that being said, I fully support The Council of Vapors intent to create high quality products at an affordable price, and I hope that many other vapers feel the same. Stay tuned because I will also be reviewing COV’s Royal Hunter RDA and Kindred V2 mechanical mod, and I have a feeling that these may be what a cloud chaser would want.