Gimlet Giant – Clearomiser Tank From SMOK

The Smok Gimlet Giant tank is a clearomiser tank from Smok featuring G-Core parallel coils that take advantage of the dual airflow system used in the Gimlet Giant by having huge airflow intake channels through the bottom of the coil, which are then directed underneath the two internal coils to ensure great flavour production.

Boasting a large 5ml tank capacity, and large dual paralleled coils within the G-Core replaceable heads, are Smok onto a winner in the flavour and vapour stakes with the Gimlet Giant? Let’s see…
SMOK Gimlet Giant Review

SMOK Gimlet Giant Kit

  • 1x Smok Gimlet Giant tank with Stainless Steel Drip Tip
  • 1x Replacement clear glass tank section
  • 1x Beauty ring adaptor
  • 1x Replacement 1.5ohm G-Core coil

Really impressed by the fact Smok have included a clear glass replacement tank section, as there are going to be users out there who do not like the look of the patterned glass design that comes with the tank itself.

Other than that, the Gimlet Giant comes housed in Smok’s standard black cardboard packaging with the contents housed in a foam insert. My Gimlet Giant did not have an instruction manual included with the contents, but I am not sure as to whether this is standard across the board or whether it was just my unit!

SMOK Gimlet Giant Key Features

  • Stainless Steel construction
  • 78mm height
  • 22mm tall
  • 5ml capacity
  • Adjustable AFC ring with three different airflow options
  • 510 threaded
  • G-Core atomiser heads to maximise flavour and vapour
  • Easy filling

Gimlet Giant Setup

The Smok Gimlet Giant comes with a 1.5ohm G-Core atomizer head already pre-installed, and it is recommended that you fill the tank with juice and allow it to stand for 10 minutes before vaping to ensure the coil is fully primed with juice.

Personally, I would recommend letting it to stand for longer, as I got a slightly burned taste on the first coil after leaving it for 10 minutes, when using the replacement coil I let it stand for 30 minutes and the flavour was fine.

With a 1.5ohm coil I would recommend breaking the coil in at around 10/11 watts before increasing in power to ensure you get a healthy lifespan from your G-Core coils.

Filling the Gimlet Giant is as easy as unscrewing the glass tank section from the base of the tank and filling to the side of the chimney; I had no issues with leaks or spillage using this method.

Look & Build Of The SMOK Gimlet Giant

The Gimlet Giant tank measures in at 77mm high and 22mm wide, so it is on par with most of the popular clearomisers on the market today. The main body of the tank is stainless steel which also houses the 510 drip tip hole, and it has the SMOK branding around the airflow control ring.

SMOK Gimlet Giant clearoiser base

The airflow control is found underneath the glass tank section, and this has three different airflow options, on the lowest setting you can mouth to lung inhale with ease (although I found this a little too tight for my liking), on the widest setting it is lung hits galore. The airflow control ring clicks into place with ease and does not spin freely on the base of the tank.

Being 22mm width the Gimlet Giant sits comfortably on the most popular mods available. As standard, the Gimlet Giant has a patterned glass section, which I personally don’t mind, but some users may not like the look of this.

Handily, Smok have included a replacement clear glass section, so if you do not like the look of the patterned glass section it is easy to remove and replace.

How Does The SMOK Gimlet Giant Perform

Smok are known for producing clearomisers with great flavour and the Smok Gimlet Giant does not fail to disappoint. The coils receive the airflow from underneath the coils themselves, which in turn enhances the flavour produced by the two dual paralleled vertical coils housed within the G-Core atomiser heads.

SMOK Gimlet Giant coil

You also get much better than average vapour production from the paralleled vertical coils contained within the G-Core heads. The G-Core heads I found that after breaking them in at the 10-11w range performed very well at 17.5w, I even cranked the power up to 20w without any hints of a dry hit.

I found that the most satisfying vape for me came from having the airflow set at the middle setting (2mm) as there was really good flavour and decent flavour production. I did not enjoy the Gimlet Giant on the tightest airflow setting (1.6mm) as the draw was far too restricted for me, with the airflow wide open (2.4mm) it is a really airy vape but the flavour suffered as a result of this.

SMOK Gimlet Giant on istick

With the Gimlet Giant set at the middle airflow setting, I would go out on a limb and say that the flavour is on par with the Aspire Nautilus, which is a very popular clearomiser.

With the Gimlet Giant tank being a clearomiser there were no leaks as you would expect from a clearomiser when either filling the tank or carrying it around.

Final Thoughts

As mentioned above, I really do believe that the Smok Gimlet Giant does offer great flavour on par with the Aspire Nautilus. It is a different option for someone perhaps considering a different option to the Nautilus, and one I can highly recommend to those who have no interest in the current generation of sub ohm clearomisers.

Plus, if you fancy a spot of (safer) cloud chasing, you only need to crank the airflow control ring to the widest setting and off you go! With the coils being 1.5ohm and best used (in my opinion anyway) in the 17.5w-20w range you are also going to get great battery life from your mod. This does reinforce the fact Smok provide quality, reliable clearomisers at affordable prices.

The Good

  • Large 5ml capacity
  • Great flavour
  • Decent clouds
  • Nice stainless steel design
  • No leaks

The Not So Good

  • Patterned glass section isn’t for everyone
  • G-Core coils struggle wicking with higher VG
  • Limited airflow options
  • Coil lifespan isn’t the best- flavour started to drop off on my coils after 5/6 days use

 

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Ratamahatta
Been vaping full time for three and a half years, started on cigalikes for a fair while then curiosity got the better of me and I moved onto an ego/ce5 set up after, a month or two later I was seeing people walking around with these interesting shiny tubes and I thought 'I gotta get one of those'. Before I knew it a trip down to my local B&M got me my first VW mod, an Innokin SVD, paired with an iClear 30, and I was hooked. Soon after that I was jumping to VW mods both box and tube shaped, before I then made the jump to rebuilding and thus sub ohming, with my first RDA and mech mod. These days I'm still preferring mechanical mods, but using VW mods with both RDA's and tanks alike whilst on the move, most importantly I am still loving vaping!

2 COMMENTS

  1. perhaps you could help me were in the uk do i buy the GG coils i have the tank its good it came with a spare coil whitch is good but i cant find the coils any where in the uk the only supplier i found was in america and they wanted $25.00 for five and nearly a months waiting for it to be deliverd so i inevitably decided against it and smok customer service is well rubbish they dont even have these coils on there own web page i wish id never spent my £30 pounds on it and gone for something that i can get coils for like the isubor or aspire i wouldnt reccomend the smok range of mods and tanks to any one waste of money and there service is rubbish i really regret ever even thinking about it never mind buying it o well rant over but i still would like any info on where i can get coils from here in the UK

    • Yeah, it’s an older tank now Chris, I have had a quick look and can’t find any coils in stock in the UK. I will see if I can get any info from SMOK themselves and let you know!

      Cheers

      Jonny

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