Stock coil sub ohm mesh tanks are the most popular tanks in vaping today. They achieve a great balance between convenience, flavour and clouds.
The most popular tanks such as the Freemax Mesh Pro and Horizon Falcon offer performance levels which almost rival RDAs. As a result it’s a crowded sector of the market. So is there room for yet another?
Shenzhen based newboys, Famovape think so and have put their money where their mouth is with the launch of their flagship stock coil sub ohm mesh tank, the Famovape Vector.
Can this newcomer compete with the big boys in a growing vaping sector? Let’s crack open the box and see.
The Famovape Vector stock coil sub ohm mesh tank was sent to me for the purposes of review. My thanks in no way influence my opinions of this product.
What’s in the Box
- 1 x Famovape Vector Tank
- 1 x Vector Dual Mesh Coil 0.2ohm coil (Pre-installed)
- 1 x Vector Single Mesh Coil 0.15ohm coil
- 1 x Replacement Glass
- 1 x Set of Spare Parts (Fill gasket and O-rings)
Features and Specifications
- Dimensions: 43mm tall not including drip tip or 510 pin. 28.5mm at widest point (bubble glass)
- Diameter: 25mm
- Gold plated 510 Threaded
- E-Liquid Capacity: 5.0ml
- Retractable Top Fill Design
- 5ml Bubble Glass Tank
- Stainless Steel Construction
- Dual Airflow Slots
- Bottom Adjustable Airflow Control Valve
- 810 Snake Resin Wide Bore Drip Tip
- Vector Dual Mesh Coil 0.2ohm coil (Pre-installed) (60 – 120W)
- Vector Single Mesh Coil 0.15ohm coil (40 – 100W)
- 5 colours available. Stainless Steel, Gold, Black, Rainbow and Blue
Design and Build quality
I was sent the gold version of the Vector which wouldn’t have been my first choice but the finish appears to be of very good quality with no colour tarnishing or flaws.
Starting at the top the Vector comes with a snake skin resin wide-bore drip tip similar in style to the numerous Smok variants. The drip tip has two O-rings and fits snuggly into the top cap- neither too tight nor too loose. The Vector features a typical top fill design where the top cap simply slides across to reveal a kidney shaped fill hole.
The top cap slides very smoothly although it is a little too loose for my liking as this could fairly easily slip open in your pocket or bag. The fill hole is sized perfectly to enable pretty much any bottle tip size to fill without any leaking.
The collar below the top cap features a small “w” or arrow design to indicate just where to push to slide open the top cap. Below this sits the 5ml bubble glass.
A spare bubble glass of the same capacity is supplied in the kit. Below the bubble glass is the airflow collar which is a conventional dual hole design. The collar turns to adjust the amount of airflow required.
The movement on the collar is smooth and, for me, just about the right tension. On the base is a gold plated non-adjustable 510 pin. Overall the build quality is very good with no flaws and blemishes. The O-rings seem to perform fine and I’ve had no leaking whatsoever after a couple of weeks usage.
How to Fill the Vector
Filling the Vector is the same as most tanks of its class. Simply slide open the top cap to reveal the silicon kidney hole and pop your eliquid bottle tip in and squeeze. With a new coil just let the liquid sit for 15 minutes or so before vaping to give the eliquid a chance to fully saturate the wicking material.
How Does The Famovape Vector Tank Perform?
The Vector comes with two different coils- a dual mesh coil 0.2ohm 60-120 watts with a recommended wattage of 80-100 watts and a single mesh coil 0.15ohm 40-100 watts with a recommended wattage of 60-80 watts. The dual 0.2ohm is pre-installed in the tank.
I used the Vector on my Lost Vape Therion.
Dual mesh coil 0.2ohm
I ran the dual coil at around 90 watts with the airflow closed to around halfway. The draw was a slightly restricted DTL which is my preference.
Single mesh coil 0.15ohm
I ran the single coil at around 80 watts with the airflow slightly more restricted than with the dual coil. Again the draw was a slightly restricted DTL hit.
Changing the coils is very simple and isn’t really any different to any other stock coil tank. Simply unscrew the base of the tank, unscrew the old coil and screw in the new one. Replace the base and Bob’s your uncle. Then fill up with eliquid and let it soak through the wick for 15 minutes or so and you’re ready to vape.
The airflow on both coils was very smooth and not over loud. My only worry with regards to the coils was the availability of replacements. Looking online I could only find one vendor who stocked them and I very much doubt you would find them in any bricks and mortar outlets.
Coil life seemed to be very good with the eliquids I was using. I ran both coils for a week each with some fairly heavy use of a sweet eliquid and noticed no drop off in flavour or clouds.
Flavour and Vapour
I haven’t used a sub ohm stock coil tank for a while so was looking forward to seeing what I’ve been missing out on. From the first draw I was amazed at the strength of flavour from both coils.
To be perfectly honest I couldn’t really detect much of a difference between the two coils.
Both delivered a strong, dense flavour with enough clouds to satisfy most vapers. To say I was impressed is somewhat of an understatement. I tried both dessert, sweet and fruit eliquids and the Vector delivered a strong flavour profile of each.
- Excellent overall build quality
- Superb flavour and clouds
- Smooth and non-turbulent airflow
- Well fitted O-rings with no leaks
- Decent choice of tank colours
- Decent coil life
- Not too thirsty with e-liquid
- Spare bubble glass
- Fill cap a little loose
- Availability of replacement coils
Final Review Verdict
As I stated earlier I’m not really a user of stock coil tanks as, in the past I’ve found the flavour to be lacking in comparison to dripping with an RDA.
The Famovape Vector has gone a long way to converting me to the cause. Rather than reaching for my Vandy Vape Widowmaker RDA on my Luna squonk, my preferred driving set up, I found myself using the Vector and Therion combo.
The gold finish I received was little too…well gold for me but if you like your bling then I’m sure the Vector would satisfy your cravings.
The flavour is not far short of what I get off my RDAs and the clouds even with the airflow slightly restricted are perfectly acceptable. With the airflow fully open I think even the most ardent cloud chaser would be satisfied with the results. I was impressed with the overall build quality with the only slight quibble being the fill cap being a little loose. Size wise it’s a little big for me but is certainly no bigger than most of its rivals within the stock coil sector.
I didn’t find the tank to be overly thirsty with either of the coils supplied. Looking online I couldn’t find many vendors stocking the Vector which in my opinion is a shame. Sure Famovape haven’t reinvented the wheel with the Vector but I feel that it can hold its own against the top sellers in the sub ohm stock mesh tank sector.