Horizon Update The Arctic Sub Ohm Tank With The Turbo – Is It An improvement?
The Arctic Turbo from Horizon is the follow up to the Arctic Sub Ohm tank, a tank capable of handling 100+ watts but was beset by a few issues, such as inconsistent coil heads, small tank capacity and slightly muted flavour.
The Arctic Turbo promises to provide an even better experience over the original Arctic tank. It features a brand new tri coil system, with three individual coils housed at the base of the deck, new top and bottom airflow control, a larger 3.5ml capacity as well as top filling. Plus, you can take the tank up to a huge 120w!
Let’s see if these improvements have made for a better tank
In The Box
- Housed in plastic clamshell packaging is-
- 1 Arctic Turbo Sub-Ohm Tank
- 1 Replacement Tank
- 2 Coil Stoppers
- 3 Pre-Installed Coil Heads – 0.6ohm
- 3 Replacement Coil Heads – 0.6ohm
- Spare O-Rings
- Instruction Manual
- An RBA coil is available to purchase separately for the Arctic Turbo tank so you can build your own coils for it.
- 22mm Diameter
- 3.5ml Juice Capacity
- Superior 304 Stainless Steel Construction
- Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
- Intuitive Sextuple Coil Design
- Top and Bottom Adjustable Airflow Control
- Top Turbine Cooling System
- Unique Anti-Leak Design
- Stainless Steel Wide Bore Drip Tip
- RBA Head Capability (sold separately)
- Silver-Plated 510 Contact Pin
Build Quality And Design
It’s a lot larger height wise than its predecessor and it’s also had the capacity boosted up to 3.5ml. It’s solidly constructed of 304 grade stainless steel with a huge wide bore drip tip and a 510 connection at the base.
At the top of the unit is the top fill system, as you fill juice from the top with this tank, which screws off easily and allows you to fill quickly. There’s also a fan present at the top to provide spit-back protection- however this also provides some massive noise as well.
This has got to be one of the loudest tanks ever!
At the base of the tank you will find the new coil system, whereby you have three separate coil heads instead of a single coil head comprising three coils.
Each individual coil can be replaced- on paper this is a good idea however in reality it doesn’t work very well. The main reason being is that each individual coil seems to degrade at a different rate, meaning that when one has reached the end of its lifespan you need to identify which one it is and replace it, or just replace all three.
This tank quite possibly would work far better using a single coil with three separately chambered coils!
Looks wise overall, it’s not a terribly bad looker, it’s a little on the tall side though which may be off putting to some, as it tends to poke out of your pocket especially when used with a dual 18650 mod.
Airflow on this tank is absolutely huge. You have a large adjustable airflow slot at the top of the tank, which when wide open can help to keep your vape cool, and massive airflow at the base. This is one serious cloud machine!
How Does The Horizon Arctic Turbo Perform
Performance is driven by the three individual 0.6ohm coils, that provide you with a final coil resistance of 0.2ohm. Please note this is very low resistance and you need to ensure you have a mod and suitable battery up to the task of handling this!
Capacity has had an increase to 3.5ml but, with the tri coil set up combined with the amount of power you need to put through this tank, your juice doesn’t last long, at all.
The Arctic Turbo drinks juice like no tomorrow, and you’ll be refilling this on a regular basis. It does seem to handle wicking any juice ratio well at under 100w, so if high VG juice is your preference the Arctic Turbo doesn’t have an issue with wicking it.
Flavour is unfortunately disappointing.
No matter what I had my wattage set to, flavour was very bland and muted. Even using juices with a strong flavouring content didn’t make any difference, the flavour just seemed very flat and weak.
At over 100w, the odd dry hit crept in too, which is really not something you want to experience at that power! The tank also does get very hot at high power so be mindful of this.
Clouds are where the Arctic Turbo really shines.
Even when closing off some of the airflow this tank really does leave most in its wake when it comes to clouds!
You’ll be fogging the place out in no time, with some spectacularly huge vapour volume, that just seems to go on and on! There’s not many tanks quite like it out there and with both airflow options wide open, it leaves a lot of drippers behind too.
At over 100+ watts it’s simply phenomenal, and you will amaze yourself with the thick and dense clouds you exhale!
To sum up, the Horizon Arctic Turbo is one hell of a cloud chasers tank, but that’s about it really. Flavour wise, it’s very underwhelming, and if flavour is your thing then you are best off looking at other options.
Final Horizon Arctic Turbo Review Verdict
It’s definitely a better tank than the original Arctic tank was, however this is still a very flawed tank unfortunately, and the ideas such as the individual tri coils are good on paper but are not executed very well.
The tank capacity is too small for a tank of this power and you will be going through juice in no time at all, the flavour unfortunately is a real let down as well.
That being said, it blows possibly the biggest clouds yet from any sub ohm tank, so Horizon have something to build on for the next version!
There are far better options available for high wattage vaping and personally I’d recommend the SMOK TFV4 over this if you want a sub ohm tank for 100w+ vaping. It handles high power far better and gives a much better all round vape!
- This blows some huge clouds, this could arguably be the cloudiest tank yet!
- Absolutely huge airflow
- Coil lifespan better than on the original
- Better tank capacity than the first one
- Well made unit
- Top fill system is easy to use
The Not So Good
- It’s loud, really loud!
- It’s a tall unit- not one of the most pocket friendly around
- Flavour is quite disappointing and bland
- Extremely thirsty tank
- Very hot vape at high watts
- Tank capacity is still too small for a tank of this power
- Tri coil system does not work as well as it should on paper, as the coils degrade at different rates