The original Goblin RTA and its successor, the Goblin Mini were absolute smash hits for Youde and both units were two of the biggest selling rebuild-able tank atomizers in the industry, famed for their rebuild-able dripping atomizer level vape.ud goblin mini v2 review

The Goblin Mini built on the success of the Goblin RTA and sported a few revised features, such as an innovative pendulum airflow control system and the ability to build single coils.

What Can We Expect From The Goblin Mini V2 By UD?

The Goblin Mini V2 aims to offer the same excellent level of performance, but fix a couple of issues that were present with the V1, namely the bottom filling and wobbly drip tip.

Does the Goblin Mini V2 offer the full package? Let’s have a look…

Kit Contents

  • 1x Goblin Mini V2 RTA
  • 1x Stainless Steel drip tip
  • 1x Pyrex Glass drip tip
  • 1x Heat-sink and Pyrex drip tip adaptor
  • 1x Spare Pyrex Glass
  • 1x Ceramic single coil adaptor
  • 1x Spares kit
  • 1x Instruction leaflet

Key Features

  • Diameter: 22mm
  • Height (exclude drip tip & 510 thread): 28.6mm
  • Capacity: 3ml
  • Colour: Stainless Steel or Black
  • Material: Full SS 304 body and heat resistant Pyrex glass
  • 4 post build deck
  • Top filling
  • 510 drip tip adaptor
  • Pendulum airflow control
  • Adjustable 510 connector pin
  • Single or dual coil builds supported

Build Quality & Design

One thing that I didn’t like about the previous versions of the Goblin was that they always seemed to arrive coated in a very generous helping of machine oil. I inspected the Goblin Mini V2 on arrival and I couldn’t find a single speck of machine oil anywhere!

Still, I made sure I gave it a thorough clean before I began to use it to be on the safe side.

There’s two key changes to the build and design of the Goblin Mini V2, and although on paper they seem small, they make a massive difference to the Goblin Mini overall.

The first is that now there is a standard 510 drip tip fitting, so you can use your own drip tips without needing to use an adaptor. If you liked the old Pyrex glass drip tip, this is included in the package, and you need to make use of the included heat-sink to use it.

I found it to be extremely wobbly however and I nearly ended up losing the Pyrex drip tip for good on more than one occasion. Possibly the biggest change of all is that the pesky bottom fill screw has been done away with entirely, and in its place is an excellent top filling method!

The top cap is threaded smoothly and you can twist this off to reveal two filling ports, which allow you to fill on the move easily now. It’s a great addition and means you don’t have to worry about fiddling with/losing fill screws anymore!

Looks wise, it’s almost identical to the Goblin Mini, with a stainless steel and pyrex glass construction and now with a few ridges on the outside added, but it sports the same height give or take a mm (and excluding the drip tip), which is a really good thing, as the Goblin Mini is a great looking and very well constructed atomiser for the price.

Building the Youde Goblin Mini V2

At first glance, the build deck looks pretty much the same as it did with the Goblin Mini v1, with four posts and cross head screws, however it’s a little larger to give you a bit more room to play with. There is a ceramic single coil adaptor included if you prefer to build with a single coil.ud goblin mini v2 review

The post screws to me seemed smoother, I found them to be a little tight with the V1, but I was able to screw down and unscrew them easily. The juice channels are still huge and capable of wicking any percentage of VG, and you are still going to struggle to get a coil thicker than 2.5mm in there!

For my build, I used exactly the same build as I did with the original Goblin Mini, as this performed very well for me first time round and I wanted to compare performance side by side, I went for 7 wraps of 0.4mm kanthal around a 2.5mm screwdriver.

I again used my trusty Kendo Gold wick, with the wick tails tucked into the top of the juice channels, which prevents against leaking I find with the Goblin Mini.

How does the Youde Goblin Mini V2 Perform?

One thing the Goblin tanks have always been superb at is performance and the Goblin Mini V2 offers the same premium performance on the flavour and cloud front. It performs just as well as the Goblin Mini did- and that in my opinion was one of the best performing tanks of all time.

The range of airflow options means it appeals to lung hitters and mouth to lung hitters alike, and if you love your clouds you will love this tank, as it has deceptively huge airflow when fully open. Flavour is absolutely excellent (from my Wick Liquor Contra juice) and on par with an RDA, which very few other tanks can offer.

Capacity of the Goblin Mini V2 is 3ml and you will get through this quickly, as due to the large size of the juice channels this drinks juice like no tomorrow. Those large juice channels however do enable the V2 to wick any juice mix ratio you can think of!

Overall, the Mini V2 performs just as well as an RDA does, with the convenience of a tank. It is one of the best tanks out there in my opinion when it comes to flavour and clouds, and with the ability to single as well as dual coil, lung hitters and mouth to lung vapers are catered for with this superb little atomiser.

Airflow

The airflow is pretty much exactly the same as on the original Goblin Mini, the same airflow size is used and there is still a pendulum airflow control present, the only change is that you can now adjust the airflow from either side, as there is a tab on either side of the Goblin Mini v2 now. ud goblin mini v2 review

The airflow can be opened right up for an airy lung hit and big clouds, or closed right down if you use a single coil build and mouth to lung.

What I like

I love the way the Goblin Mini V2 performs. One thing I have always relied on with the Goblin tanks is their excellent performance, on the flavour and cloud front, and the Goblin Mini V2 is no different. I know I can pick it up, fill it with my favourite e liquid, and just kick back and enjoy it every time.

The size and looks of the Goblin Mini V2 are a big plus point for me. I love the small size and minimalist looks, I think it’s a great looking tank that looks good on anything I put it on.

Top filling is a huge inclusion. I really disliked the bottom fill screw with the Goblin Mini but the top filling method present on the Goblin Mini V2 really is outstanding and offers a real hassle free method of filling the tank.

The pendulum airflow system is loved and hated by many, personally I’m a fan. I really like the fact you can finely adjust the airflow to suit your own needs.

What I dislike

I’m not a huge fan of stainless steel drip tips, so the inclusion of the Pyrex version is great. You have to use the included heat-sink adaptor in order to use the Pyrex glass drip tip, and unfortunately the Pyrex drip tip is wobblier than ever before when placed in the adaptor!

Thankfully you can do away with the adaptor and just use your own drip tips.

The size of the build deck has been increased ever so slightly, but it still offers a very limited space to build. You are restricted to coils of no more than 2.5mm in diameter, and if you like nice and big coils, such as Clapton coils, you will really struggle to fit these in.

Final Review Verdict

The Goblin Mini V2 really does offer the total package, if you are looking for excellent flavour then you will find it here, if you want big clouds, the Goblin Mini V2 can definitely produce them!

The original Goblin Mini was an outstanding atomizer that had a couple of minor problems, it’s great to see these have been rectified with the Goblin Mini V2. The inclusion of an excellent top filling system and the ability to now use your own drip tips have just added the finishing touches to a superb product.

If you want an atomiser that offers the convenience of a tank, but the performance of an RDA, then look no further than the Goblin Mini V2. It’s priced extremely competitively and the performance of it is well worth double or even triple the price tag!

Pros

  • RDA level performance on clouds and flavour
  • Excellent top filling system
  • 510 drip tip fitting means you can use your own drip tips now
  • Can use with single coil builds
  • Can mouth to lung or lung hit depending on your preference and build
  • Heat-sink adaptor included to reduce heat
  • Very small form factor
  • Sports the best machining out of any version of the Goblin so far
  • Premium performance at a budget price
  • Has wicked any juice mix ratio I have used

Cons

  • The glass drip tip is still extremely wobbly when used in conjunction with the heat-sink adaptor
  • It’s a very thirsty tank and requires constant refilling when chain vaping
  • Still limited space to build
REVIEW OVERVIEW
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Ratamahatta
Been vaping full time for three and a half years, started on cigalikes for a fair while then curiosity got the better of me and I moved onto an ego/ce5 set up after, a month or two later I was seeing people walking around with these interesting shiny tubes and I thought 'I gotta get one of those'. Before I knew it a trip down to my local B&M got me my first VW mod, an Innokin SVD, paired with an iClear 30, and I was hooked. Soon after that I was jumping to VW mods both box and tube shaped, before I then made the jump to rebuilding and thus sub ohming, with my first RDA and mech mod. These days I'm still preferring mechanical mods, but using VW mods with both RDA's and tanks alike whilst on the move, most importantly I am still loving vaping!

2 COMMENTS

  1. I absoloutly love my goblin mini for all its faults. As soon as the v2 was released I rushed to get one. The main selling point for me was top fill, I detest the little fill screw on the bottom of the original mini.

    Once it arrived, I put my usual build in and took a vape. For me, it didn’t have the same flavour. The problem is, rather unconventionally I tend to MTL the goblin mini. The v2 has a slightly bigger chamber, which is great for your lung busting DL coil builds but for my humble duel 28awg MTL build it just wasn’t the same as the v1.

    I did put a bigger coil in and DL it for a bit and it vaper really well, but it just wasn’t for me.

    I parted company soon after and went back to my trusty v1, faults and all.

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