We put the turbine coil system through its paces!
Eleaf ROTOR Tank Overview
The Eleaf ROTOR tank is here and we can’t wait to tell you all about it! As we know, Eleaf has released a number of hit products over the years, from the iStick to the iJust series, including the popular MELO range of tanks.
In this review we dive in to all the different aspects of the ROTOR tank, to hopefully help you decide whether it’s worth your hard-earned cash. Firstly, lets take a look at the specs:
- Tank capacity – 2ml
- Coil resistance – HW-T2 0.2ohm mesh
- Dimensions – 26.0mm x 56mm
- 1 x Eleaf ROTOR tank
- 2 x HW-T2 coils (1 fitted)
- 1 x User manual
- Spare parts
The tank comes with a pretty standard amount of content to get you up and running, including spare seals which are a lifesaver if you accidentally break one.
In general, the tank is very similar to previous Eleaf releases like the ELLO Pop and the MELO 5, but that isn’t such a bad thing. The airflow is well knurled and matches the top cap nicely, and the mouthpiece sits snugly on top.
A hard plastic tube makes it easy to view your remaining e-liquid, but the thing we liked most was the neat little push button on top, which secures the sliding top fill system in place to prevent accidental opening inside your pocket.
As expected, there are a solid collection of colours including black, blue, dazzling (rainbow) and silver. We used the dazzling tank for this review and really like the even finish Eleaf managed to achieve with it.
The ROTOR isn’t going to blow people away with its looks, but it isn’t meant to. That’s not to say that it doesn’t look cool because it does, it just happens to be saving its party trick for later on.
One of the biggest features of the ROTOR comes from the unique ‘turbine’ coil system. The HW coils have always been great, but the addition of a small propeller is designed to evenly distribute the airflow, so how did it do?
We used the supplied HW-T2 0.2ohm mesh coils for our review and paired it with the high VG Double Drip E-liquid to really get the clouds going. Priming the coil was easy, and you simply screw them on to the base before reassembling the tank.
The ROTOR really came into its own around 50W, and the amount of vapour was impressive. We thought that you might have been able to hear the propeller spinning, but there was no additional noise other than the sound of the incoming air which was great.
Because the turbine system agitates the incoming air inside the tank, it did seem to produce a really consistent amount of vapour, although it wasn’t massively different from the already brilliant HW Net / Multihole coils.
The turbine doesn’t just provide a more consistent vape experience, it also catches and redirects any excess fluid back into the cotton whilst spinning, effectively eliminating spit back. This feature was very useful and we did not have any e-liquid coming up through the mouthpiece.
The airflow was nice and open, making it easy to direct lung without issue, and the push button refill system performed really well and also gave piece of mind that the tank wouldn’t open when it was inside a pocket or bag!
The coil itself lasted roughly 7 days before needing a replacement, although this was being used heavily with around 20ml+ per day. Under normal usage, we think you should get roughly 2 weeks per coil.
Ease Of Use
The ROTOR tank seems to have been made to be a pick up and vape tank. There are many other tanks out there which can unnecessarily complicate things, but Eleaf have always been able to create products which function like more complex devices, without the hassle associated with certain vape brands.
The top fill features a little button which you simply press before sliding open to refill. This is really easy to use and genuinely helps prevent e-liquid loss from the top sliding open whilst being carried.
Changing coils is also fast and easy, because the ROTOR sticks to the tried and tested bottom threaded system. All you need to do is remove the coil from the tank base, pop a new one in and wait for it to prime.
As far as sub-ohm tanks go, it really is simple and easy to use by virtually anyone.
The Eleaf ROTOR has an RRP of £29.99. This is quite expensive when you can get something similar for around £10 less, but we do think that this is a tank which has been built to last.
Will the price point put some people off? Probably, but when you consider how long this will last you, and the fact it has that Eleaf quality we have come to expect, we still think this is absolutely worth checking out.
The ROTOR tank is going to appeal to pretty much any vaper who is serious about their sub-ohming, but don’t really fancy building their own coils.
While it may not suit everybody, it isn’t really meant to. This is a tank which is unashamedly high powered and wants to be used on those dual 18650 e-cig mods.
If you are a vaper who sub-ohms, likes their high powered mods and is looking for something which has cloud chasing abilities in abundance, then basically this tank was made with people like you in mind.
Drum roll please…
So, after putting the Eleaf ROTOR through its paces, we have to say that we were suitably impressed.
We have broken down the scores through each main category below, including our final thoughts:
- Appearance = 8
- Performance = 10
- Ease Of Use = 9
- Price = 7
- Target Audience = 8
Final Score = 8.4
We think the ROTOR is perhaps the best high powered sub tank released from Eleaf.
The turbine system adds an innovative new way to vape, and it does seem to make a difference, particularly when you have the wattage cranked up.
We also loved that it virtually eliminates spit back, and ultimately helps to conserve your e-liquid levels.
The price is a little steep, and the appearance doesn’t really set it apart from the rest of the crowd too much, but looks aren’t everything.
The bottom line is, if you want to invest in a tank which will work brilliantly, is high quality, and can produce those large clouds of vapour, you really cannot go wrong with the Eleaf ROTOR.
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