This time I’m going to be taking a look at the new and just released Hellvape Wirice Launcher Mini Tank.
This is an interesting mouth to lung tank with an unusual and innovative feature.
Wirice is a new company that has teamed up with Hellvape, there aren’t many details about Wirice, however they do say on their website that they are mainly focused on vape beginners, in providing them high-quality devices.
Our Harley took a look at their Launcher sub ohm tank in his fabulous review last year!
Hellvape are a well known and much respected company, that has bought us atomisers like the Fat Rabbit series of RDA and RTAs, they have a few regulated device like the Arez 120 and mech mods like the Trishul V2 mech and Trishul V2 semi mech.
What Can We Expect From the Hellvape Wirice Launcher Mini?
So what makes the Hellvape Wirice Launcher Mini Tank different from other tanks of a similar MTL breed?
Well for one it has a unique top loading coil system that got my attention straight away!
I do like good flavour and a fairly restricted draw, the launcher mini is exceptional in both these respects!
Wirice have released the Launcher Mini in 6 colours!
This atomiser was sent to me from Hellvape for the purpose of review.
As always my thoughts and views are my own after a considerable testing period.
Inside the Box
- Hellvape Wirice Launcher Mini Tank
- T3-01 0.7Ω Coil
- T3-02 1.2Ω Coil
- Spare O-rings pack
- 1x Spare glass
- User manual
Specs and Features
- Size: 23×55.85mm
- Capacity: standard 3ml, TPD 2ml
- Coils: T3 Series
- Adjustable bottom airflow
- Various sized airflow holes
- 510 drip tip
- Screw top fill cap
- Sus304 (stainless steel variant) construction
- Weight: 55g
Design and Build Quality
The operation of the Hellvape Wirice Launcher Mini is very similar, to that of its big brother the Launcher sub ohm tank, just on a smaller scale.
This tank comes with a few extras: 2 coils, 1 spare glass tank and a Pack of O-rings.
Hellvape Wirice Launcher Tank
I was sent 2 of the standard Launcher Mini tanks in different colours to test, Stainless Steel and Gold.
The Launcher Mini measures in at 55.85mm tall, and with a diameter of 23mm, with a weight of just 55g the tank construction is Sus304, a stainless steel variant it has a fill capacity of 3ml or 2ml for the TPD version, the glass tank is Pyrex with an 810 Delrin mouthpiece.
The Launcher Mini dismantles into 7 parts, including the coil and mouthpiece.
Hellvape Wirice Launcher Mini Tank – Overview
Starting with the top loading coil and mouthpiece assembly.
This part unscrews from the top of the tank with aid of knurling, the coil slips into the chimney chamber to be pushed down with the shaft on to a spring loaded pin with the aid of the flat end of the assembly.
The top cap has similar knurling, removing the cap will reveal the fill port which consists of 2 wide kidney shaped slots, the top cap has a rubber grommet that stops the liquid from leaking once the cap is back in place.
The 3ml glass and the fill port are removable after the main body section has been unscrewed and removed.
Hellvape Wirice Launcher Mini Tank Airflow
The main body structure is all one piece and is made of Sus304, it has a long chimney chamber, and the main structure also holds the bottom airflow.
The tank has 5 different sized airflow bores which are
0.8, 1.0, 1.2, 1.5 the largest slot measures 1.7 by 6.2mm and the airflow is operated by spinning the knurled airflow ring, which I have found to be a little tight.
The bottom or base of the main structure has all the usual information lightly engraved on to it.
Hellvape Wirice Launcher Tank Top Loading Coil System
This is very intriguing and innovative design!
Drop your coil down the chimney, screw down the mouthpiece assembly into the chimney, the coil will be seated on a gold plated spring loaded connection pin.
As you push and screw down the coil will push open the liquid valves.
If you look closely at the base of the chimney you will see the valves opening, likewise removing this section and the coil will close them, thereby you will lose very little liquid when changing coils.
T3 Series Coils
Two stock T3 Series coils come with the kit and the material they are made from is Kanthal A1.
- 7Ω Mesh wire 14 to 18w
- 2Ω Regular wire 8 to 13w
The design, quality and manufacture of the Hellvape Wirice Launcher Mini Tank is exemplary.
How Does the Hellvape Wirice Launcher Mini Tank Perform?
I will be using both of the Hellvape Wirice Launcher Mini tanks in this review, the SS version with the 0.7Ω coil and Aquavape Raspberry E-liquid and the Gold version with the 1.2Ω coil and Oasis Big Apple E-liquid.
As for the mod I dug out my Joyetech Cuboid Mini 80w for this review.
A Basic Guide – How To Prepare the Launcher Mini Tank For Use
Choose which of the included coils you wish to use:
- Prep your coil with a few drops of e-liquid on all exposed cotton and drop it into the chimney section and screw down the mouthpiece assembly.
- Remove the top cap and fill with e-liquid.
Leave the tank standing for 2 or 3 minutes so the coil can soak up more liquid.
Screw the tank on your mod and enjoy.
Wirice Launcher Mini Tank In Use
As I have said before I’m not really one for mouth to lung vape these days, preferring a restricted direct to lung draw.
However saying that I am constantly on the lookout for tank that can give me a better than average flavour quality – I believe I have found it here in the Launcher Mini.
T3 1.2Ω Coil
Let’s start with the Gold Hellvape Wirice Launcher Mini tank and the 1.2Ω coil.
I first set the wattage of my Cuboid Mini to 9w and the airflow on the tank to 3rd hole which is 1.2mm.
To be fair I did get a nice cool mouth to lung vape with quite good flavour.
While I would call this air hole tight It’s not as tight as the smallest hole which I could not even pull a meagre amount of vapour through without sucking really hard!
I next set the airflow at the 4th hole which measures 1.5mm, I also upped the wattage to 12w the flow of vapour produced was descent for a mouth to lung draw and the flavour while not stellar was very tasty indeed.
T3 0.7Ω Coil
Using the Stainless Steel tank I inserted the 0.7Ω coil and opened the airflow up to the largest slot and set the wattage on my Cuboid Mini to 15w, wow what a difference!
I would refer to this vape as a low wattage restricted direct to lung, the vapour was exceedingly good and the flavour for me was out of this world, I could taste every note of the raspberry!
Whacking the wattage up to the full 18w increased the warmth of the vape which was a nice surprise lol.
Liquid Capacity and Coil Longevity
I was sent 2 packs of coils along with the tanks, 3x 0.7Ω and 3x 1.2Ω coils but as of yet I haven’t had to change coils in either tank.
The tanks will hold 3ml of liquid each, in the time I have been testing these tanks (nearly 2 weeks) with the 0.7Ω coil, I have filled the tank 8 times and the flavour is still just as good.
Wirice state that the coils will last over 8 fills I’m just waiting now for the coil to go home.
- Extremely good quality of manufacture
- Design is very good
- Good vapour production
- Very good flavour
- Good airflow
- Long lasting coils
- RDTL 0.7Ω
- MTL 1.2Ω
- No Concerns with function of these tanks they do what they say on the tin!
If pushed and to be finicky, I’d say the airflow ring on both tanks are a wee tight to turn, and the ohms of the coil jumps around a bit.
Final Review Verdict
I’m impressed with the Top Loading Coil System!
If there is one thing I hate about any atomiser is touching the used coil and getting my fingers covered with E-liquid, with the Launcher Mini there is no worry of that, all you have to do is unscrew the mouth assembly and tip the coil out!
While MTL vaping isn’t my jam, the airflow is consistently smooth when using the 4th and 5th holes, the biggest hole is very much my thing producing a very nice restricted direct to lung draw.
Would I recommend the Hellvape Wirice Launcher Mini Tank?
This tank would be great for those new to vaping or for those times where you want a tighter vape, the tank is simple to use and maintain, so yes I would recommend it!
Would I buy this tank again due loss or damage?
I think for me personally No, however now that I have had the experience with this tank, I’m more inclined to go and buy its sub ohm bigger brother!