Innokin Scion Tank Intro
Innokin can blow clouds too, you know.
If you mention Innokin to me, I think of reliable, safe box mods and vape pens. I do not think of high powered cloud-chasing sub ohm tanks. But maybe that’s going to change now. Innokin has released the new Scion tank, available either on its own or paired with their new generation MVP4 box mod. You’ll either get 0.28- or 0.5-ohm kanthal coils depending on how you buy it. The latter can be fired up from 100 to 200 watts and Innokin promises “flavor chasing and billowing clouds!” Well, let’s juice up the Scion tank and see how she chucks, shall we?
Disclaimer: We received the Scion tank from Innokin for the purpose of this review.
Innokin Scion Tank Gallery
Innokin Scion Tank Specs and Features
- Scion tank
- 2 x 0.28Ω Kanthal BVC coils*
- Spare O-rings
- Innokin vape band
- Extra glass tank
- Diameter – 24mm
- E-liquid capacity – 3.5mL
- Integrated delrin drip tip and top-fill cap (proprietary)
- Color range: available in black / silver and white
* note: if you buy the MVP4 kit with Scion tank, you receive 2 x 0.5-ohm Kanthal BVC coils instead
Because the Scion tank comes with different resistance coils, I used it in different setups. For the 0.28-ohm coils, I used Scion with the Innokin MVP4 box mod between 70 – 100 watts. For the 0.5-ohm coils, I used the tank with the Reuleaux RX200 by Wismec. This has been said before, but let me repeat: do not attempt to use the Scion tank with a hybrid mech mod! There is no way to adjust the 510 pin and that can lead to serious problems. Check out our battery safety articles for more info.
My first impressions of the Scion tank are good. Sturdy construction, well-fitting o-rings, and a massive slanted delrin drip tip. But hold on a sec – that drip tip is integrated into the top-fill cap. That means you can’t swap your own drip tip in there. Mike Vapes mentioned that in his review, and I would agree – be careful with the threading.
The Scion features two massive Cyclops eyes for airflow at the base, and both coil types are wired in parallel. I’m using 30/70 PG/VG blend e-liquids for this review.
How it performs
I started out with the lower-wattage, 0.5-ohm coils. Firing them up with Dinner Lady’s Rice Pudding e-liquid at 70 watts, I was a bit disappointed. For starters, it’s a cool vape, but thin on flavor. It doesn’t take long at all to fire (especially with the MVP4 Aethon chipset), and vapor production was impressive, thanks to those parallel coils. But the flavor left me wanting. I ramped up the power to 100 watts to see what the coil is like close to its max. Bam! My coil is already starting to taste a bit burnt. I would also add that I noticed that this tank was quite leaky, at least with this coil. Let’s put it down to a false start, and move on to the 0.28-coils…
In this case I’m using Motley Brew’s Crumb DMC from their remixed range. I started at 100 watts, and went all the way up to 200 watts, usually in 5-watt increments.
Around 100 watts I wasn’t impressed, and got that same “thin” taste. But my sweet spot was between 150 – 160 watts. At this point, the vape is warm but not unpleasant, and vapor production is straight-up cloud 9. I went up to 200 watts and didn’t notice too much of a difference in taste. The main issues were the tank heating up and therefore becoming difficult to refill. I doubt either coil is really meant for chain-vaping the way I did. But most importantly – the coil kept up with me. I rarely had any issues with spitback, and I vaped about 12 mL of e-liquid on this coil. The tank was hot but the delrin did a great job of withstanding the heat. The vape band makes it easier to grip the tank without roasting your fingers on hot glass too.
- Massive amounts of airflow
- Parallel coils
- Sturdy construction
- Lower resistance coils work as advertised
- Proprietary driptip/topfill
- No RBA deck
- Thirsty tank for 3.5mL capacity at 150 – 200 watts
- No way to replace coil with e-liquid in the tank
In conclusion, I feel like reviewing the Scion tank was actually a review of two different tanks. That’s down to the coils, and how they performed. I did try out a second 0.5-ohm coil, and broke it in slowly, between 50 – 70 watts. It’s performing better than the first, and doesn’t seem to leak either. Still, the flavor on this coil is just too airy and thin for my taste. If closing off the airflow some and taking a longer pull leads to another burnt coil, then I’m out.
It’s a totally different story with the 0.28-ohm coil however. I was very impressed with its ability to keep up with my vaping, even at 200 watts. Of course you’ll burn through juice and battery life, but if you’re all about the flavor, I would recommend the Scion tank by Innokin – with those lower resistance coils, of course.