The VaporFi Vibe tank is predominantly designed for sub ohm vaping though with higher resistance coils available mouth to lung vapers can also get in on the act.Vaporfi Vine Tank review

VaporFi makes all their own vape kits and e-liquids [though they are collaborating with Cosmic Fog on some juices] and have built an outstanding reputation in the vaping world.

Good or Bad Vibes From this Sub Ohm Tank?

So am I getting good vibrations from the Vibe tank?

Let’s put it through its paces to see if it can beat out some of the best sub ohm tanks for flavour?

In The Box

Standard fayre from VaporFi with the fresh looking white and green lift off packaging – an image of the product on the front and list of contents and obligatory warnings on the rear.

vibe tank box

Inside you’ll find:

  • 1 VaporFi Vibe Tank
  • 1 Pre-Installed Notch Coil 0.25ohm Vibe Atomizer
  • 1 Additional 0.5ohm SS316 Vibe Atomizer
  • 1 Drip Tip
  • 5 Vibe O-Rings
  • User Guide

vibe tank contents 2

I received the stainless steel version – black is also available.

VaporFi Vibe Tank Specs

  • 3.5ml Vape Juice Capacity
  • Top Fill Tank Design
  • Top Airflow
  • 5 Airlow Holes
  • Temperature Control Compatible
  • Cup Design
  • Mouth To Lung and Direct to Lung Coils

VaporFi lists a number of their own mods the tank is compatible with – as I don’t have one [only a VaporFi AIO] I can confirm the tanks sits nicely on my Innokin Coolfire IV TC 100 operating in both temp and wattage mode.

coolfire and vibe tank

I tried on a couple of tube mods – stainless steel and black – and it certainly fired up with the merest lag – so you should have no problems fitting it on yours.

As an aside it’s good to see they’ve added an extra coil – more companies need to do this!!!

Key Features

With bottom fed coils that can operate from 0.25ohm to 0.6ohm VaporFi says they are suitable for both MTL and DTL vaping.

Given the only coils I can see on the website are sub ohm – I can only surmise they mean lowering the wattage and closing off the airflow. I did this and indeed got a pretty nice MTL [like smoking] vape – not too tight – good flavour but maybe a tad warm.

It’s a refreshingly simple top fill 3.5ml tank – however it’s advised not to completely fill it as given the coil screws nicely into the top cap some displacement will [and did] occur.

top fill sub ohm tank

The coil swapping was a cinch – simply screw it into the top cap and job done.

You’ve got an impressive airflow ring with x5 holes on each side. Fully open and you get a lovely airy vape whilst almost shut off and the vape is restricted if a little on the warm side.

airflow

Design and Build Quality

One word – exceptional.

Silky smooth connections and ultra clean finish makes this a joy to take apart to clean – fill and swap coils.vaporfi vibe sub ohm tank

I do like the e-liquid well or ‘cup design’ as VaporFi calls it – filling is so much easier when you have a large opening and this one is huge 🙂

topcap coil

Design wise it’s certainly a looker.

My personal choice with vape tanks is black but this stainless steel version does look the ‘dogs dangly bits’ 😉

It’s sleek relatively compact for a 3.5ml and with the subtle VaporFi logo etched on the side it’s refreshingly uncluttered so to speak.

The stainless steel drip tip does get a little warm – but this can be switched out for your own.

How Does the VaporFi Vibe Tank Perform?

Reading the customer reviews I was expecting this to blow me away. Sadly it kind of blew a gentle breeze in my direction.

The sub ohm tank market is filled to overflowing and getting bigger – sadly the Vibe didn’t really do it for me.

Don’t get me wrong it’s not a bad sub ohm tank – it’s just not a great sub ohm tank.

I took it through its paces from 30watts right up to 70watts.

vibe tank

At its lowest setting it was a pretty boring vape – weak taste and barely any vapour from my Cosmic Fog vape juice.

Things only livened up at around 50watts but I have to be honest here – I got a lot of spit back and I mean a lot.

If you’ve had hot spit back you’ll know that you become a little apprehensive – no one likes red hot e-liquid in their mouth!

I took it up to 70watts and exactly the same – only hotter!!!

vibe tank parts

I took it all apart and cleaned it out thoroughly in the hope I’d maybe overfilled or spilled e-liquid somewhere.

It made little or no difference and for at least an hour of vaping it spat back at me like a menopausal camel!!!

Leaving it overnight things seemed to calm down so I’m hoping it was a spillage – but it’s something to bear in mind.

I have recently tested the VaporFi Strawberry Ice-cream shortcake juice and adore the flavour. So I was surprised to see when I tested with their own tank not doing it justice in taste or flavour – only an OK taste and half decent clouds I’m afraid.

What I Like

I love the design especially the huge ‘cup’ for your e-liquids [but only fill half way!].

The build quality is excellent – it really is!

What I Don’t Like

Oh dear.

First up I do not like the price – it is pricey not only for what you actually get in the box – but for performance.

I don’t like the stainless steel drip-tip it really does warm up and become annoying.

And I especially don’t like the spit-back I got – might be just my tank/coils – but I have to review as I see and experience it.

The flavour off the coils isn’t what I would have hoped for and even at high wattage with airflow holes fully open you will be wandering lonely with a few token clouds 😉

Final Review Verdict

Not for me I’m afraid.

To be fair to VaporFi I think this is one of the company’s older tanks – but as they sent this to me it’s the only one I can review!

I’ve seen good reviews for the Viper which is a newer model – so for a few quid extra you might consider that one.

As to the Vaporfi Vibe tank?

I’m getting bad vibes vaping it but good vibes looking at it!

Pros

  • Compact
  • Nice design
  • Range of high and low resistance coils

Cons

  • Very expensive
  • Spit back
  • Stainless steel drip-tip can get uncomfortably hot
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Neil Humber
I began vaping in 2012 and found it easy to give up a 40 per day roll-up habit! DTL: Lost Vape DNA75C BF - Dead Rabbit SQ - MTL: JacVapour Sandstorm DNA 75 + Savour RTA...Beater set-up Lost Vape DNA 250c and Reload RTA I'm a former journalist and now a writer and author.. I'm an Army veteran - adore dogs and never happier than with a good book on a beach.

4 COMMENTS

  1. What tanks do you recommend for great flavor and coil longevity? I was using the crown uwell, but it had issues with leaking and the coils burnt out rather quickly. I’m now using the Aspire Cleito, but am not altogether satisfied with the flavor, but love how long the coils last. I was looking at the VaporFi Vibe because of what it claims to be good at, lol. Reading reviews though, I’m not so sure…. Any suggestions? I use the Alien 220 Watt mod and usually vape around 60 watts.

    Thank you

    • Hey Crissie,

      It’s definitely a balance we all search for, flavor and coil life! Not as easy as it sounds though unfortunately and it very much depends on the type of e-liquid being used and the wattage.

      Have you tried the various coil options for the Cleito Crissie? There are a few available and you may find get better flavor from one over the other. There is also an RBA kit you can use in the tank in place of a coil that allows you to replace the cotton.

      Another option is the SMOK TFV8 tank. Again though, coils can be a little hit and miss but I’ve personally had decent life out of them with some pretty heavy/sweet e-liquid.

      Have you considered trying out an RTA? You can buy pre-made coils now so it’s just a case of re-wicking (replacing the cotton) when the flavour goes. Coils last a lot longer as a result. A good option is the Wotofo Serpent SMM RTA – you can see the review and a video a little further down that page.

      Let me know what you decide!

      Cheers

      Jonny

  2. “…searching for a great tank that preforms well at lower watts…” Try the Cleito or the Evo both do well between 40 and 50 watts upwards – great flavour and clouds 🙂

  3. I just picked up this tank yesterday (Feb 7/17). I experienced the spit back you did. Was not impressed especially as a vape rookie. I went back to VaporFi and they replaced the coil. Lets see what happens. I have been searching for a great tank that preforms well at lower watts and i don’t think this is it. Using it with the Vex 75 TC.

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