The Solid Simple To Use S-22 Tank from Jac Vapour
JacVapour describes its latest tank – the S-22 – as a no frills ‘work-horse.’
And inside the information leaflet that came with the one I received they do get a little ‘sarcastic’ about another recently released tank – but more on that later.
The SS-22 vape tank is predominantly a mouth to lung tank but can take a sub ohm coil and retails for less than £15.
So does being a bargain basement tank affect its performance?
Let’s take a look.
As always opinions are my own.
In The Box
In keeping with the ‘no frills’ feel of the S-22 you basically get the fully built TPD compliant 2ml tank in a tank sized box with just a small instruction leaflet.
Inside you’ll find:
- Jacvapour S22 tank
- X1 1.0 ohm coil already installed
Like I said there’s no spares at all – this really is no frills!
S-22 Tank Specs
- Dimensions: 22mm x 33mm
- Stainless steel and glass
- Resistance range: ≥0.5Ω
- Adjustable airflow
- Capacity: 2 ml
- Compatible coil types: MTL 1.0Ohm, DL 0.5Ohm, DL 1.0Ohm(Temp Control option coming soon)
- Removable mouth tip (device specific, not standard 510)
I guess the fact it’s a Jac Vapour product at such a low price is key here.
What I mean is this company is known for its superb vaping gear – but at a price.
The tank has bottom airflow and is a bottom fill – which means you have to flip it to fill – but this means you won’t lose any e-liquid when it comes to swapping out your coils.
Speaking of coils I’ve already mentioned it comes out of the box set up as a MTL tank but as an optional extra you can buy a 0.5 ohm coil giving you a DTL [direct to lung] set up.
More on how that works in a moment.
I received the stainless steel version – black is also available.
Mine had a stainless steel drip tip – which I’ve always disliked and whilst the specs say the tank has a proprietary 510 drip tip – which in effect means you’ll only be able to fit the tip it comes with – that’s not the case.
I managed to fit a few of my delrin and resin type drip tips on the tank without any fuss.
Design and Build Quality
As is the case in pretty much all of the Jac Vapour products I’ve bought and been lucky enough to review the workmanship is superb.
The machining is second to none with threads that are a pleasure to screw and unscrew.
The S-22 tank is a solidly built piece of kit and indeed the company is bang on when they call it a ‘work horse.’
The glass tank is enclosed in a protective steel sheath so the chances of it getting damaged are pretty much few and far between.
It is quite heavy but that only adds to its indestructible feel as does the design.
There’s no sexy curves on this tank indeed it is quite plain to look at.
However that’s no bad thing – indeed the lack of insignias – patterns or logos gives the whole thing a clean uncluttered look which I actually like very much.
To all intents and purposes this is a tank built to last.
How Does Jac Vapour S-22 Tank Perform?
OK first up and here’s a quick ‘How To’ guide:
How to Fill the S-22 Tank and Change Coils
- Unscrew the base of your tank to remove or add a coil
- To fill you’ll need to turn the chamber upside down – fill down the sides and avoid the central chimney.
- Screw the base back on [with the coil!] and leave for 5 to 10 minutes to let the juice soak in.
Prime Those Coils!
*Important note here:
You MUST prime the coils first – I found [as did a few folks on their website] that these coils are tightly packed with cotton and despite being tiny they do take a while to soak up enough liquid – particularly thicker ones over 50-50 VG and PG.
Just add a drop of e-liquid onto the cotton showing through the juice holes. To get it really wicking well add tiny drops to the white cotton on top of the coil.
Once it’s all screwed back together leave it standing for a good 10 minutes – this will pretty much hopefully guarantee no dry hits.
S-22 1.0 ohm Coil – Recommended Use Between 14W-22W
This is the coil the tank comes with and is most definitely MTL!
What I mean by that is as draws [inhales] go this one is tight indeed.
Even with the airflow fully open you really have to work on this one to get a mouthful of vapour.
I found that after two or three puffs the vape got warm – as you might expect – but not uncomfortably so in any way shape or form.
The flavour though was excellent and given I went totally old school with a 12mg nicotine content the throat hit was fantastic.
And as you might expect vapour was just OK given I was using a 50 VG 50 PG mix.
It’s been so long since I smoked a cigarette I can’t honestly remember just how tight a draw it was – especially as I rolled my own quite loosely.
However I know folks looking to give up cigarettes or regular MTL vapers will enjoy the tightness of this tank and coil.
This coil is designed to be used between 14-22 watts.
It certainly fired at 14 watts but the vape experience was nothing to write home about – dull taste and you need to suck a lot to get any vapour!
I had no dry hits at the top range – thanks to plenty of coil priming – but seemed to find my sweet spot in both taste and vapour at 20watts with the airflow fully open.
S-22 0.5 ohm Coil – Recommended Use – 25W-35W
Jac Vapour says these coils operate between 25 and 35 watts and are primarily meant for DTL [direct to lung] vaping.
However at 25watts I instinctively continued to vape as if I was still using the MTL coil such was the ‘weakness’ if you like of the draw.
This was a genuine DTL vape and the 70-30 VG and PG e-liquid had no problems wicking giving me plenty of taste and clouds I’ll describe as ‘not bad at all.’
I did ‘chain vape’ at 35 watts and whilst not getting a dry hit or even the suggestion of one – things did warm up considerably and I did indeed add a delrin drip-tip from my collection to cool things down a little.
S-22 Ni200 Coil 0.15 ohm – TC Coil
OK this temp control coil isn’t available to the public just yet so can’t comment on how it operates.
What I Like
Despite having an ‘eye for design’ I do tend to like things – especially vape gear – that are uncluttered – not too busy and have clean lines.
If you ask me less is more.
The Jacvapour S-22 tank certainly ticks those boxes – it is a solid piece of kit to look at that does everything it says on the box with the minimum of fuss.
What I Don’t Like
Obviously the stainless steel drip-tip is one of my pet peeves but it’s livable.
It’s very narrow at the tank but extremely wide in your mouth if that makes sense.
So whilst you do get a decent DTL vape you do detect the slightest resistance which if you like airy vapes might be an issue.
I also understand why they’ve made the tank windows so narrow – but you do struggle to see the juice levels.
Final Review Verdict
I said at the start the sales leaflet that came with my tank takes a bit of a ‘pop’ at what I can only think is the Aspire Nautilus 2.
It’s for anybody stuck on a tank that looks like it’s driven by Captain Nemo
Haha – love it lol.
OK in a nutshell I have to say I’m impressed with the S-22 tank – especially for the price.
I keep saying it is a no frills piece of kit and it really genuinely is – just fill up and go and that’s refreshing in this day and age of mega wattage coils and bucket sized tanks.
It’s TPD compliant gives a pretty good MTL and DTL vape experience and looks and performs well.
It’s a very good tank – but sadly I wont be swapping it for my go to MTL tank – you know the ‘one that looks like something driven by Captain Nemo’ lol.
But I have no doubt I shall be using it now and then.
- Choice of coils for DTL and MTL
- Looks indestructible
- Simple design
- Solidly built
- Great price at £14.99
- Juice windows maybe a little too small