The Innokin Scion 2 tank is (no surprise) an update to the original Scion. I was lucky enough to review the original Scion sub ohm tank but felt it was slightly lacking in a few areas in particular the wicking in the higher wattage coil.
So my ears pricked up when Innokin announced the release of version 2 – so what exactly have they changed?
To be honest the changes or improvements may seem on the surface to be purely aesthetic such as the swapping of the proprietary drip tip so you can now use your own 810 and the airflow now on a ratchet instead of free spinning.
However as we’ll soon see the top cap is a whole new design and a lot more domed – so has that made the flavour pop more?
We shall see.
OK, Innokin are known for well designed well built tanks and devices such as the Rip Tide Crios – The EZ Watt – the cloud chasers dream the Thermo RDA and the device that got me into sub ohm vaping the legendary Coolfire 4 TC 100 – so how does this one stack up against such an illustrious back catalogue?
The Scion 2 and RTA deck was sent to me for the purpose of this review direct from Innokin – thank you – and as always my thoughts and opinions are my own.
Inside the Box
- 1x Innokin SCION 2 Tank (0.28Ohm)
- 1x BVC coil (0.5Ohm)
- 1x Vape Band
- 1x Glass Tube
- 1x Spare Drip Tip
- 1x Spare O-Ring Set
- 1x Quick Start Guide
Scion 2 Specs
- 24mm diameter
- 3.5ml liquid capacity
- Adjustable Airflow
Scion RTA Build Deck
- 1x build deck
- 2x coils
- 1x screwdriver
- 8x screws
- 1x cotton
- 2 x o rings
OK we’ll start with the overall features and do a separate bit on the build deck [available as a separate purchase].
The Innokin Scion 2 has a couple of shall we say aesthetic changes including the ability to swap out the drip tip for your own 810 – the previous had a proprietary screw on and off one.
It still remains a top fill and very well it works too.
The air flow control has changed too and now has a clicky ratchet affair that unlike the former doesn’t come off every time you took the tank apart.
It also feels a lot more solid with all moving parts coming apart nicely.
So apart from slight changes not a lot has changed really.
Build and Design Quality
As I’ve already touched on this is an Innokin product so you would expect the build quality to be first rate and in general it is.
I say in general as straight out for the box the threads are a little crunchy – but once filled up they settle down a little.
But do check the o rings on the bottom of your coils as they do seem to come away whilst in transit.
Design wise the Innokin Scion 2 hasn’t changed at all from the original version – and there’s a silicon bung inserted at the top of the tank to bring it into TRPR and TPD compliance – it’s up to you if you remove it which brings it to the 3.5ml capacity.
The fact you can now swap out the drip tip is good – however I found it a bit hit and miss as to which ones of mine fitted.
Last word on design and I do have to say it does look a lot longer than I remembered and that could be down to the new shaped top cap.
How Does the Innokin Scion 2 Sub Ohm Tank Perform?
First up in stock coil mode and the one issue I had with the higher wattage coils in the previous version the – 0.28ohm kanthal 100-200watt.
The issue was it couldn’t seem to cope with the higher wattages – which pretty much defeated the object!
After priming and leaving well alone for half an hour I popped this on my mod and slowly cranked up from 90w all the way to 200watts – with the airflow wide open.
Again as I hit around 150w the vape got too warm for me however it was wicking well.
Sadly over 170watts and the first threat of a burning taste and dry hit came.
I left it alone for half an hour and could see it was wicking very well indeed – at 190w the vape was painfully warm and I managed 2 or 3 draws at 200watts way way out of my comfort zone.
So does the Scion 2 make 200watts?
Yes but your need a Teflon throat and lungs!
The bottom airflow is very good – especially now it’s on a ratchet meaning it doesn’t slip around like the Scion 1 did.
Wide open and this thing absolutely throws out the clouds and keeps a decent flavour profile too.
Indeed the flavour off the new version is much tastier and I can only assume that’s down to the even more domed top cap design.
Once again I find a happy vaping medium using the lower power 0.5ohm coil which Innokin recommends vaping at between 70 and 110watts.
Airflow fully open at 85 watts and I found my personal sweet spot.
There’s a lot of airflow on thsi tank and whilst I love an airy vape even I felt happier closing it off slightly.
By the way I used max VG and a 70/30 PG/VG e-liquid in both the stock coils and the RTA deck and had no issues with wicking.
Scion 2 RTA Build Deck
OK this is a separate purchase and will definitely cut down on your stock coil buying!
There’s nothing ground breaking about this design at all – it’s a simple dual post velocity style deck – however the wicking channels are a little shall we say testing.
It took me a few looks before I spotted the wicking ports – they’re slightly underneath the deck and tiny – so the key here is not too much cotton and make it fluffy!
I must be getting better at wicking – tucking them under and leaving the tails slightly off the deck and I found this was by far the best way and as you can see from the photos it wicked very well indeed with no leaking from the bottom airflow.
I used the supplied coils which are a little flimsy but do the job and indeed the supplied cotton [not bad].
Flavour was very very good indeed and definitely edged the stock coils even using the supplied cotton and coils.
Clouds were very impressive too – so whilst as I said this is hardly what you’d call innovative – it’s simplish to build on [just the wicking is fiddly] and does the job very well indeed.
- Good flavour
- Good clouds
- Good price
- Better airflow
- Changeable drip tips
- Easy top fill
- Good RTA deck
- Coils from version 1 fit version 2
- No leaking whatsoever!
- A very hot vape on the higher wattage coils
- Very long
- Note: Check coil o rings as they come loose in shipping!
Final Review Verdict
The Innokin Scion 2 has just enough changes to appeal to both former Scion users and newcomers.
It is quite an elongated tank so bare that in mind when choosing what mod to pair it with – it looks good on the Innokin Oceanus for instance and maybe not so good on others I’ve tried it on – but that’s down to personal taste.
Those higher wattage coils whilst coping better do seem to give a very hot vape even with the airflow wide open and to be honest the higher wattage makes little difference in flavour but of course the clouds go a bit mental.
Look it’s a decent sub ohm tank in stock coil mode with decent flavour and clouds but it really does jump up a notch or two in RTA mode.
So in effect you’re getting the best of both worlds at a reasonable price with it.