Introduction: The Screen Tank from Sense
The Sense Screen Tank has been out for a while and from what I have seen online has been very well received! This seemed to sneak under the radar of many people until word of mouth got it noticed!
Following on from the wonderful Freemax Mesh Pro the Sense Screen tank was one of the first multi mesh coil head sub ohm tanks. You get a Dual and Triple coil in the kit with a quad coil available separately.
With a 7ml bubble glass and a 4.5ml straight glass included in the kit there is plenty of capacity for e-liquid. The glass size will be reduced for TPD compliance in EU Countries.
The top cap slides to reveal a top filling port and there is an adjustable airflow ring on the tank base.
There were 2 releases – the original tank was a plain affair with a single base colour and white ripples through it. These came in Red, Black or Blue versions.
The second release included a Wooden Version (?), plus 3 Resin versions in Black & White, Red & Purple and Blue & White.
I received the item free of charge for review and as always will report back honestly on my findings of the device in my possession!
Price (AVE40 Store Below): £19.70 | €22.70 | $25.49
What’s In The Box
- Sense Screen tank
- Double mesh coil head
- Triple mesh coil head
- Replacement glass
- 510 drip tip adaptor
- User manual
- Size: 25×51.2mm
- Capacity: 7ml (bubble glass) / 4.5ml (straight glass)
- 810 resin drip tip
- 510 drip tip adaptor included
- Sliding top fill
- Adjustable bottom airflow
Build Quality & Design
My Sense Screen Tank is the later Resin edition in the Red and Purple colour.
The packaging was pretty good – a plastic hard shell with a wrap around sleeve. Inside the hard shell everything was laid out nicely.
The instructions were a bit well – poo to put it bluntly. They are just printed on the underside of the cardboard insert in the package and that is all you get. For instance there is nothing to explain how to change the coil head.
I have to say there isn’t one tank in the Screen range which is particularly “pretty”. I think that Sense really needed to produce some plain resin or metal versions as the looks have put a lot of people off purchasing this tank.
Mine looked like a red tank with black streaks through it – the purple colour wasn’t very clear in most lights.
On top of the tank is a resin 810 drip tip. This did confuse me initially as I couldn’t remove it from the tank. So I started to turn it to see if that would help loosen it. The drip tip then unscrewed leaving a metal part sticking up from the tank.
However this metal part was simply a connector from the drip tip to the tank and the resin part of the drip tip screwed onto this like a sleeve.
The kit also included a curious resin thingy. Which once I had sussed out why the drip tip appeared to screw on – turns out to be a 510 drip tip adaptor!
I had to ask a few people online what it was as initially with the metal 810 sleeve still inside the top of the tank I hadn’t got a clue where this went. Doh – I am blonde, and very very tired…
The top cap slides to open with a small arrow on the metal ring below the top cap. This isn’t garish (like the Freemax Mesh Pro red dot!) but can be hard to see in some lights.
I found the top cap had plenty of resistance to sliding – more than the Freemax tank so should be less likely to open in a pocket or bag.
I had the 7ml bubble glass already fitted and it does look a bit strange but not as ridiculous as say the Smok TFV8 Baby V2 with the huge bubble glass and short tank.
The base of the tank has the adjustable airflow ring which moved very smoothly – but there was a good reason for that – see below!
On the bottom of the tank is the Sense and Screen tank branding along with the required legal logos.
Initially this felt like a well made – if not a big ugly tank!
7ml Capacity – Pro or a Con?
My Screen tank really did not make a good impression. In fact swearing in front of your In-Laws the first time you meet them would be a better first impression.
I put the tank on my mod and filled the whole 7ml bubble glass. Within an hour the 7ml was all down the side of the mod and my desk.
I took the tank apart and made sure everything was screwed in properly as I have had some tanks with loose coils etc.
So not wanting to risk killing my mod I set the tank on a tank stand and filled up again. This time I sat it on a pile of tissue – smart move huh!
Next morning – you guessed it – 7ml of e-liquid contained in a very soggy tissue and sod all actually left in the tank.
So I thought I will give this one more chance. I took the tank apart and I replaced the bottom O-ring (sadly no more red O-rings in the pack so I have a black O-ring at the bottom and a red one at the top now!). Also I installed the triple mesh coil and just had a good look around and couldn’t really see anything which would cause a leak.
I did find it was very hard to get the thread on the triple mesh coil to start without going in wonky and trying to cross thread. It took ages to get it to start.
So I left it again with it on a tank stand – only filled up halfway and thankfully after 3 days it appears to have kept the e-liquid inside the tank. Which means I can possibly risk using this on a box mod now!
The tank comes fully assembled with the dual coil installed. So you just need to fill the tank, attach to a mod and away you go (in theory!)
My advice after the leaking issues is to fill it and leave the tank standing on some tissue – just in case of leaks and then you won’t kill your mod.
How To Fill The Sense Screen Tank
- Look for the small arrow on the top of the tank and slide the top of the tank across at this point.
- Fill the tank with e-liquid through the fill port.
- Keep an eye on the e-liquid level through the tank glass.
- Slide the top cap back into original position.
- If this is the first time filling or a new coil has been installed make sure to leave the tank for at least 10-15 minutes after filling to make sure the coil has fully absorbed the e-liquid. If it hasn’t you will get a “dry hit” which is vile with a mesh coil!
How To Install The Coil Head
- The tank should be less than half full to do this. If it is more than half full you could have some e-liquid spilling – so do this over a tissue!
- Turn the tank upside down and unscrew the base from the tank.
- If a coil is already installed this should just screw out.
- Screw a new coil into the base.
- Replace the base onto the tank.
- Fill as described above.
How Does the Sense Screen Tank Perform?
Flavour & Cloud Production
This is a Sub Ohm tank which therefore means you need to choose your e-liquid wisely.
Sub ohm tanks are designed for higher VG e-liquid – I would say 70%VG upwards. I used my usual Stika Bombz Fruit Salad which is 80% VG and 6mg Nicotine.
You won’t need high nicotine levels for this tank so I would say 6mg nicotine is maximum. Any more than that at high power will be mega harsh.
We tell you more about e-liquid and VG and PG in our Guide.
As these coils can run at quite high power it would be better to use this tank on at least a dual battery mod. I used my Smoant Naboo mod for this test.
Airflow wise at fully open there is a slight restriction – not as open as say the Smok TFV12 Prince tanks – and you can close the airflow down to nothing. So plenty of adjustment.
I tend to use a restricted DTL and found setting the airflow in the Mid position suited me best.
S2 Dual Coil
This is a dual mesh coil – 0.23ohm resistance and rated 60-135W (best at 80-110W).
Whilst changing back to the S2 coil (from the S3) I also changed the tank glass to the 4.5ml spare glass – just to see if the leaks stopped. Sadly again still some coming through the airflow inlets – was worth a bash though! See I desperately want this tank to work!
Starting at 60W the flavour was already kicking right in – wow and much “wetter” vape than the S3 coil – i.e. not as dry vapour? Am I making any sense at all?
Moving up to 70W and still beautiful but the vapour felt a bit hot on my lips. Might just be me being a girly wuss but it did. Honestly I felt this as very warm – almost to the point of not really wanting to go much higher power wise!
Ok I will put my big girl knickers on and at 80W this really is hot now. The vapour is abundant and pours out when you exhale. The flavour is still excellent but it’s a bit hot for me to take a long vape.
At 90W it feels like it is burning my tongue – but it is still wicking well – no dry hits and plenty of flavour. I will try one vape at 100W see if I can hack it.
At 100W it started to feel a bit spitty and way too hot for me to inhale much on. But I did a few short vapes and it was wicking fine.
For me 65-70W was where I like this best even then though I am taking shorter vapes than I did on the S3 coil because of the heat! Wow what a beast this coil is!
S3 Triple Coil
This is a triple mesh coil – 0.34ohm resistance and rated 60-150W (best at 80-120W).
So I started at 70W and wow tons of vapour and throat hit already. The flavour was slightly muted compared to the Mesh Pro but still pretty decent.
I am getting a lot of gurgling though I think there is still something not quite right with my tank and some liquid oozing out of the airflow inlet. Not as bad as when I first filled the tank though but enough to affect performance.
Moving up to 80W and the flavour is bursting out now – wonderful! 90W is more of the same just a bit warmer – but still not too hot or threatening “Dry Hit” territory!
I am up to 100W and it’s cloudy in here – wow my poor lungs – but again still plenty of flavour, no dry hits and the cloudzzzz bro!
At 110W still working beautifully and just for research purposes I did go up to 120W and the vapour was starting to feel a bit drier – if that makes any sense. I think if you chain vape at this power level you might start getting wicking issues.
Plus running this tank over 100W you are guzzling the e-liquid I did have to keep filling up! The tank does get very hot when vaping regularly – again with higher power tanks this may be the norm but not something I am used to with my Freemax Tanks?
My verdict is the clouds from this are immense and around 80-90W was where my lungs could cope. The flavour is excellent too!
- Slide top fill has some resistance
- 7ml capacity (could be a “Con” if it leaks!)
- 510 and 810 drip tip compatible
- Decent kit of spares including glass and O-rings
- Coils are bursting with flavour
- Soooo much vapour!
- Leaked through 14ml of E-liquid before I had even vaped a drop!
- Not the nicest looking tank in my opinion
- Instructions poor
- Tank does get very hot during use
Final Review Verdict
If this was prettier and didn’t leak like a badly run sewage works this would have got almost full marks.
The leaks were a nightmare – I couldn’t even risk leaving the tank without first closing the airflow adjustment. I haven’t seen many people online complain about leaks so sadly mine might just be a rogue tank. I have seen a few posts showing the wooden version cracking in places such as the airflow adjustment ring.
It has to be said I think this is a really ugly tank too. A plain colour or metal version would make this sell out super quick – so do consider it Sense!
The flavour and vapour performance however is epic – I am wondering if the Sense Screen coils will fit in another tank as they are so good! The tank itself is the let down here – the coils are incredible!
Sometimes in order to get huge vapour you trade flavour and airflow off against each other. However both coils in the Sense Screen Tank give you both! Flavour and Vapour are huge!
Have you used the Sense Screen Tank? Let us know your thoughts i the comments below.