JAC Vapour S-22 Tank Intro
Who cares about mouth-to-lung these days? Edinburgh-based JAC Vapour says they do. Late 2016 they released the Series-S vape pen, a nifty little device capable of both MTL and sub ohm vaping. Their new offering is a 22-millimeter tank which is primarily marketed to MTL vapers. The Series S-22 tank aims to be a simple, reliable device capable of both MTL vaping at 1 ohm and sub ohm vaping down to 0.5 ohm.
We received the Series S-22 tank from JAC Vapour for the purposes of this review.
JAC Vapour S-22 Tank Gallery
JAC Vapour S-22 Tank Specs and Features
- Series S-22 tank
- Height: 33mm
- Diameter: 22mm
- Stainless steel and glass
- Adjustable airflow
- Capacity: 2mL
- Coil types: MTL 1 ohm
- DL 1.0 ohm
- DL 0.5 ohm
- Connector type: 510
- Removable stainless steel drip tip
The S-22 tank features the same bottom-fill that we are used to from the S-17. On first appearances, the tank looks beefy, almost indestructible! In terms of size it’s on par with the 5 mL Nautilus tank, but due to the EU-wide TDP regulations, only offers a capacity of 2 mL. This felt to me like wasted real estate. To use this all day, I would have to refill multiple times. That’s not really JAC Vapour’s fault though. Because regulations.
However, the question I have to ask is, what is fundamentally the difference between the S-22 tank and its smaller cousin the S-17? They both use the same coils, and e-juice capacity is practically identical (1.8 mL in the S17). Same bottom fill, same adjustable airflow, and frustratingly, the same device-specific stainless steel drip tips. Why, JAC Vapour? Their website claims the drip tip is a standard 510, but nothing else fits snugly into the tank. At least offer vapers a delrin alternative!
How it performs
I paired up the S-22 tank with the iStick Pico and ran the 1.0-ohm MTL coil from 10 up to 27 watts with three different e-liquids. Although there was no information online about recommended wattage ranges for the Series S coils, JAC Vapour’s online support was kind enough to provide me with some info:
- 1.0-ohm MTL coils – work best at 10 – 15 watts
- 1.0-ohm DL coils – work best at 20 – 27 watts
- 0.5-ohm DL coils – work best at 30 – 40 watts
After priming, filling, and waiting 10 minutes, I fired up the iStick Pico with the S-22. At 10 watts, the first thing I notice is the draw. Even with the airflow wide open, the draw is very tight. Tighter than on the S-17. I’d say the draw is comparable to the smallest airflow on the Nautilus. I’m also not noticing any great difference adjusting the airflow. But maybe the coil needs more break-in time.
Upping the wattage to 15 produces different results. The vape opens up, flavor improves, and at this level it’s a pleasant, warm MTL vape. Personally, 17 watts was my sweet spot. The experience is comparable to the S-17. I also pushed the S-22 MTL up to 20 watts without any problems, although that will shorten the life of your coils. The airflow control didn’t really make much of a difference. Ultimately, your airflow will be as restricted as coils you’re using and the wattage you’re pushing.
- A tank dedicated to MTL vapers
- Possibility to switch up to direct-lung hits
- Option of 3 different coils
- Bottom refill is easy and straightforward
- Good customer service and online support
- Price point is excellent – only £14.99
- Proprietary drip tip
- no delrin
- Bottom fill wastes space in the tank
- Tiny slit window makes it difficult to judge how much e-liquid is left
- Unscrewing is not always straightforward – airflow control gets in way of tank connection
- Longevity of coils
The S-22 from JAC Vapour is a flavorsome tank for vapers on a budget. There are flaws, mostly to do with threading, that leave room for improvement. Aside from that, it’s a great MTL vape, especially between 15 – 20 watts. We really appreciate JAC Vapour’s attention to MTL vapers and look forward to further advances in this department.