Kanger Subtank Nano Intro
In this article we take a look at the smallest tank in the Kangertech Subtank family. The Subtank Nano is just 18.5mm in diameter/width and holds 3ml of e-liquid making it the world’s smallest tank capable of sub ohm vaping.
The Subtank Nano comes with two OCC coils: a 0.5ohm and a 1.2ohm one. These are the same ones as with the other subtanks and they can be interchanged. The big difference with the Subtank Nano is that because of its tiny size, it doesn’t come with the RBA that features in the subtank mini and the larger subtank.
Kanger Subtank Nano Specs and Features
- 1 x Subtank Nano
- 1 x OCC Sub Ohm 0.5/Range 15-30W
- 1 x OCC 1.2/ Range 12-25W
- 1 x Manual
- Organic Cotton made in Japan
- 510 Connection
- Pyrex Glass
- 3ml Capacity Tank
- Durable Structure
- Enhanced airflow system
- Smaller and more compact design
- 5mm width
- Height w/o Drip Tip: 47mm
- Height with Drip Tip: 60mm
- 510 compatible. Should only be used with devices that can produce at least 25 watts of power
The first thing that strikes you with the Subtank Nano is its tiny size. It is a lot smaller in height and width compared with both the Subtank Mini and the Aspire Atlantis. The Subtank Nano will fit on most larger 510 batteries as well as on mini box mods. It looks a bit silly on a mech as the tank will be smaller in width than the battery. It is by far and away the smallest sub ohm tank on the market at this time, which makes it ideal for those who don’t want a 22mm device as is standard with the majority of sub ohm tanks.
Functionality and Performance
We were tremendously impressed with the performance of this tank with both the 1.2ohm and 0.5ohm coils. The 0.5ohm OOC coil obviously produces more vapor, but that is to expected from the sub ohm coil. The 1.2ohm OCC coil still produces great amounts vapor and is a great option for those who don’t have the right equipment for sub ohm vaping. Overall the vapor production and flavor on the 0.5ohm coil is right up there with the other Subtanks and in my opinion tops the flavor on the other sub ohm tanks.
The coils screw easily into the tank as they do on any of the other Subtanks. As mentioned above the Subtank Nano doesn’t come with the RBA as the Mini and normal one do. The Nano is purely for use with either the 1.2 or 0.5ohm OCC coils. The RBA will not fit into this tank, so don’t try and do so!
The Subtank Nano has a 3ml e-liquid capacity which is more than that of the Aspire Atlantis. It is also a lot smaller than the Atlantis in both height and width.
The airflow has been improved upon from the largest Subtank model. The airflow options give you a larger widest setting and also a setting for easier mouth to lung inhales, which you couldn’t do on the largest model. I would still like to see a slightly tighter setting on this tank for an even tighter mouth to lung inhale, as for me it is still slightly to airy.
The Subtank Nano comes with a lot less accessories compared with the other Subtanks. This is because it doesn’t feature the RBA, which means you won’t be needing the extra Japanese cotton and coils etc for rebuilding coils. The Subtank Nano is therefore a little cheaper than the Subtank Mini (roughly $6-7).
Why would you purchase the Kanger Subtank Nano over the other Kanger Subtanks?
I think the main reason you would buy the Subtank Nano is if you are looking for a small glassomizer style tank with awesome flavor that also has the capability of sub ohm vaping. If you are not fussed about using an RBA, then there is not much point spending the extra 6-7 dollars on the Subtank mini. The Subtank Nano comes with the normal 1.2ohm OCC coil which can be used on most 510 style batteries (recommended range 12-25W). This is great for people who don’t want to sub ohm vape who also want to enjoy the amazing flavor and vapor production that the Kanger Subtank Nano offers. Those who want to sub ohm can also use the 0.5ohm OCC coil.
If you want to vape your Subtank on your Mech mod, I wouldn’t recommend getting the Nano. The Nano will look a little silly on a mech, as it is less wide than most mech batteries (see pic above). The Subtank Nano does however look great on mini box mods, as you can see in the pic. A great combo would be something like the iStick 30W and the Nano.
Overall I think those who are looking for a smaller tank and aren’t interested in using the RBA, will be very happy using the Nano. Also those less experienced vapers will be able to use the 1.2ohm coil on the Subtank Nano on their 510 style batteries like the Vision Spinner or eleaf 20W (ideal range is 12-25W).
Updates and important tips after vaping on the Nano for a couple of weeks now
- The wattage sweet spot for us seems to be around 12-15W. Anything higher than 20W led to the Nano getting very hot and the odd burnt hit. I don’t think it can handle the higher wattages, so recommend using it at 12-15W.
- The vapor production is on the warmer side, so if you don’t like warm vapes the nano probably isn’t for you. Vaping it with the airflow wide open keeps the vape cooler, but when closing the airflow to mouth to lung inhale the vapor gets quite a bit warmer.
- For people who are using the subtank for the first time please note, because it produces so much vapor, you will get through a lot more e-juice than you usually would on normal tanks (Nautilus, Aerotank etc.). Please make sure to therefore use an e-juice with less nicotine then your current juice. We use 0.3mg e-liquid with the Nano as that is enough for us. For a premium e-liquid that tastes awesome check out the Vaporfi Artisan e-liquids.