The Subtank Mini 2.0 tank and Kbox Mini 60w combined, can this combination deliver a fresh vape in 2019?
When I think of Kangertech, I can’t help but think of the original Subox Mini kit. Or in fact anything from Kangertech around 2014/15. It takes me back to my early days of vaping. And Kangertech was the big name coming out of my local Vape Shop.
Nowadays, it seems KangerTech has been swallowed up and spat out. It’s not like they haven’t been producing kit, but it certainly feels as if they haven’t been quite the game-changing company they once were. So can the comeback of the Kanger Subox Mini V2 be their Knight in shining armour?
This Kit was sent to me for the purpose of review. All views and opinions are solely those of my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of others..
See The KangerTech Subox Mini V2 kit Kit in Action With My Video Review
Price (Store Below): £22 / €25 / $28
In The Box
- 1 x Subtank Mini 2.0 (2ml Capacity)
- 1 x Kbox Mini 2.0 60w Mod
- 1 x NCOCC Coil (NiCr 0.80Ω)
- 1 x Micro USB Cable
- 1 x User manual
- Height: 48.0mm
- Diameter: 22.0mm
- 2.0ml Capacity
- Dual Adjustable Top Airflow
- Top Filling system
- 510 Drip-Tip
- Size: 39×22.5x74mm
- Power Range: 7-60w
- Resistance Range: 0.1- 3.0Ω
- Battery: Built in 2200mAh
- Display: OLED Display
- Charging: DC 5V/2A MAX
- Colours: Black | Grey
Design and Build Quality
Subtank Mini 2.0 Tank
I received the black version of the Subox Mini V2 kit, and the satin black paint finish is really nice, smooth and feels high quality. And this quality runs through the rest of the tank as well. All the threading is beautifully smooth and clean, the tolerances on the O-Rings are spot on and it’s all well put together.
The text on the side of the tank showing Min and Max filling is very cleanly etched onto the tank and the dual adjustable airflow slides nice and smoothly.
Kbox Mini 2.0 60w Mod
The slightly re-designed Kbox mini mod is a small and simple bit of kit, the paint finish perfectly matches the mod and the display is bright and clear, Even in direct sunlight.
The ‘K’ on the side of the mod is slightly glossier than the rest of the mod and in my opinion is a nice little touch and on the other side of the mod the name is engraved/formed into the plastic and is very nicely produced.
There is one slight gripe, with the tank on top of the mod – there is a gap between the both, big enough to fit your finger-nail between. That might not sound a lot, but it concerns me that KangerTech have allowed this kit to be released without the attention to detail to correct this.
It also means that if you were to put force on the tank in any direction, you would effectively be putting pressure on the 510 connector, possibly causing it to snap/weaken. Poor Quality Control.
In The Hand
Due to the high quality paint finish, the Kanger Subox Mini V2 feels lovely and comfortable in the hand. Even though its smooth, it’s not a slippery finish. And doesn’t show fingerprints very easily, although a drop of juice on the mod/tank is highly noticeable.
A very simple shape which isn’t anything new, but it’s a tried and tested shape which still works today.
Setting the Tank & Mod Up
How To Fill The Tank
- Unscrew top-cap anti-clockwise
- Fill with e-liquid to MAX marker
- Re-fit top-cap clockwise ensuring coil is installed
- 5 x clicks ON/OFF
- 3 x clicks LOCKS WATTAGE
- + = Up Wattage
- – = Down Wattage
- +&- = Flip Screen
How Does the Kanger Subox Mini V2 Perform?
The Subox Mini V2 Tank
With all the positives so far, it’s unfortunate that things have to go downhill from here on – As nice and simple the design is on the Subox tank, the performance is still stuck in 2015. I generally kept the wattage around the 20w mark, which is on the higher end of the recommended 15-25w. And for the time that the coil lasted (4 days) it performed OK.
Flavour & Clouds
At a stated 0.83Ω it delivered vapour, and flavour. But both were in no means ‘Satisfying’ and in all honesty, show no improvement over the original KangerTech kits we all know and love from 3-5 years ago.
If anything it seemed worse than what I remember! And unfortunately, by day 4, I was starting to notice a slightly burnt/flavourless sensation from the NCOCC coil. Which seem newly designed over their original, distinguishable square shaped coils. But I have been let down by this coil, and with no spare. I’m stuck with a tank I can’t currently use/test.
The Kbox Mini 2.0 60w Mod
Thank goodness the mod is here to save the day! Just like the tank, it’s a simple design. But simple works in this instance. During my 4 days using the stock tank, I didn’t have to charge the mod once. With an internal 2200mAh battery its more than capable of vaping at 20w for a few days before the need to charge.
However due to my issues with the tank, I swapped out the 22mm tank for an Oumier Wasp Nano RTA which sat beautifully on the mod, and vaping at 50w the battery lasted all day every day. Anything bigger than 22mm and you will have a bit of overhang. So it really is a little diddy mod.
It takes a while to charge (3.5hrs) But with an All-Day lasting mod, this hasn’t been an issue.
- Leak Free during testing
- Excellent paint finish
- Compatible with other 510 Drip-Tips
- Nice and simple design
- Screen is clear and bright
- Excellent battery life
- Comfortable to hold
- Coil only lasted 4 days
- No spare coil
- Favour & Vapour is So 2015
- Built in battery may be a con to some
Final Review Verdict
If the Kanger Subox Mini V2 kit was to be released back in 2015, it would absolutely be a top seller. Unfortunately the game has changed, and even beginners/starter vapers would find the tank unbearable, especially if they experience the short life of the coil like I have.
The Kbox mod on the other hand is an excellent starter vape mod for someone. And even ideal for an experienced vaper wanting a small device which could be used and abused, with good battery life, and doesn’t need the big wattages on offer from a larger box mod.