A Long Awaited Update. But Is The Aspire Nautilus X Worth The Wait?
The Aspire Nautilus X review we will get to in a moment. But first.. How long have we had to wait for the Nautilus tank update?! Hopefully, it will all be worth while!
UPDATE: Since writing this review, the Aspire Nautilus 2 tank has been released. Another great MTL (mouth to lung) tank option.
For vapers that haven’t come across the original Aspire Nautilus and Nautilus Mini tanks before, in short, they are up there with the best clearomizer tanks for mouth to lung vapers and have been for a number of years.
Recently we have also seen the addition of the Aspire Triton Mini which also offers a great MTL vaping experience.
Can the new Nautilus X tank live up to it’s name? Let find out.
In The Box
The Nautilus X tank comes in a tidy little perspex case and includes the following:
- 1 X Nautilus X Tank
- 2 X 1.5 Ohm U Tech coil – One Pre-Installed
- 1 X Spare Pyrex Galss
Build Quality & Design
The Aspire Nautilus X is completely different, in all ways, from the original Nautilus tanks.
Not surprising seeing as vaping has come along way since Aspire first released the original tanks.
They have done a great job as well. The Nautilus X is great looking tank. It’s kind of a squashed version of the Aspire Cleito minus a few obvious points.
The build quality is excellent.
As would be expected, it can be broken down for easy cleaning. Aspire have also introduced top fill, that is fast becoming standard with tanks. Simply unscew the top cap fill on screw back on.
The tank has been made to be TPD compliant, so 2ml is the max at the moment. Whether an extra Pyrex extension will be released to offer increased capacity remains to be seen.
With this being a fairly small tank it does look great on the mods I tried. Especially the Artery Nugget. Which is actually a great little partner for the Nautilus X if you are looking for a stealth vape setup.Here it is on the Innokin Cool Fire 4 TC 18650 Mod.
U Tech Coil
Aspire have introduced a new coil technology with the X called the U Tech Coil. Instead of the standard coils that pair with a chimney in the tank. The U Tech coil acts as the chimney as well as helping with the airflow.
One of the first things I noticed with the tank is the lack of airflow holes. There are 2 very small holes at the base of the drip tip. These are adjustable by rotating the top plate on the tank.
This is where the U-Tech coil comes in. The new coil design, in a U shaped chamber, allows for air to flow through the top airflow and around the coil twice before taking a drag.
In short, there are pretty much no similarities to the original tanks in terms of build and deign.
How Does The Aspire Nautilus X Perform?
The Nautilus X comes with 2 x 1.5 Ohm U-Tech coils, one already pre-installed.
As mentioned before, the coil acts as the chimney. Once the coil is in place the seal in the base of the tank is very much air tight.
Most tanks have airflow holes on the base, which can on occasion be one of the main causes for leaks.
The Nautilus X has none. Aspire have done this to cut down on the chances of e liquid leaking. Again, likely in light of the TPD regulations.
I have to say it works a treat. I have not had so much as a drop of juice leaking from the tank.
Flavor & Vapor
The new coils do a great job of creating the additional airflow needed for a satisfying vape.
This is a mouth to lung tank so it goes without saying the clouds aren’t going to be competition winners.
Vaping at 20W, the clouds it does provide are very respectable. The coils are rated at 14W-20W, I did manage to go a few watts beyond this but 20W was my preferred setting.
The flavor I found was very good as well. I vaped a 60/40 VG/PG juice and it wicked well with no dry hits.
Best way to get to your preferred vape is to start low around 14W and work your way up one watt at a time.
Of course, this is after the coil has been primed. Or in other words, after you fill the tank let it sit for 5 minutes to allow for the wick in the coil to soak up the e juice.
If you are a new vaper, this is a very important point. If you don’t do this and fire up your device you will burn your cotton and the coil will need to be replaced.
Changing the airflow makes a difference to the draw, this is down to personal preference but I went for the airflow half shut.
Changing the airflow makes a slight difference to the draw, this is down to personal preference but I went for the airflow half shut.
It just gives a slightly tighter or looser draw. Not by much but it’s something you will want to have a play around with.
Final Aspire Nautilus X Review Verdict
While the Aspire Nautilus X is only a Nautilus by name, it is a great addition to the mouth to lung tank line up.
Along with the Triton Mini and the three Nautilus tanks, Aspire have a selection of the best MTL vape offerings on the market.
It goes without saying, the X should be considered if looking for this category of tank.
- Excellent build quality
- I experienced zero leaks
- Simple to use
- U Tech coils perform well
- Good Flavor and vapor production
- None that come to mind