Kangertech Five6 Kit preview

Five batteries and 222 watts! The Kanger Five6 takes multi-cells to a new level.

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Kangertech-Five6

Kangertech Five6 Kit Intro

Kangertech has had a great 10-year run as innovators that brought us some of the best clearomizers, the Pro Tank series, and then of course — one of the first sub-ohm tanks with replaceable coils and an RBA. I still have an original Kanger Subtank, and much of my early vaping gear wore the Kanger logo.

Recently, however, it seems that Kanger has struggled to remain relevant – certainly to me. Kanger contributed mightily to my early harm-reduction success, so it pains me to say that I haven’t even seriously looked at any recent Kanger products with much interest lately.

That changes today.

In a bold move that seems to be aimed at relevancy but some may say borders on lunacy, Kangertech has announced their new quintuple-cell, 222-watt Five6 mod and tank combo from their new AKD series (Advance Kanger Design).

Starting with the Five6 mod, we have an unprecedented 5-cell 18650 powerplant with top mounted OLED and controls, and aluminum alloy frame. Oh, need to charge your phone? The Five6 will oblige.

Moving on to the Five6 tank, it’s like I’m looking at a larger SMOK TFV8: Same aesthetics, same hinged top cap, same adjustable bottom airflow, with a larger 8ml capacity.

Where the Five6 stands apart is with its user-selectable coils. Each replaceable head contains three dual coils, and you can actually choose to run the tank with two, four, or all six coils – with the same coil head assembly. Oh, and did I mention that the tank glass darkens as the temperature rises? Yeah, it does that too.

The Five6 kit comes in an array of colors: black, red, yellow, green, and blue, and I was able to find it online for 60 bucks.

Kangertech Five6 Kit Gallery

Kangertech Five6 Kit Specs and features

Specifications - Five6 Mod (unoffical)

  • Size: 94mm x 57mm x 40mm
  • Weight: 160g
  • Material: Aluminum alloy
  • Output wattage: 222W max
  • Battery: Five 18650 (not included)

Specifications - Five6 Tank (unoffical)

  • Size: 50mm x 29mm
  • Capacity: 8mL
  • Material: Stainless steel and ECO brass

Kit content

  • Five6 box mod
  • Five6 tank
  • More to be announced

Is Kanger back?

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Admittedly, I have become a bit bored with the cookie-cutter designs of recent Kanger offerings. Their stuff just seems too…pedestrian. You know, equipment your mom and dad would use. If Kanger were an automobile brand, they would be Buick, or worse, Oldsmobile: a nice, safe, option – but still, a bit boring.

With the Five6 Kit, Kanger seems to be breaking away from that design strategy, and reaching out to more modern vape enthusiasts.

While the 5-cell Five6 offers high-wattage and unprecedented battery life, it also comes with a burden: The “dry weight” of the Five6 kit is 255g, and when you add batteries, it tips the scales at around 475g. For comparison, my Lost Vape Triade weighs 408g at full load-out with three batteries and a Geekvape Ammit Dual. A similarly configured Wismec RX300 would be (unverified) a hefty 500g. I’m not sure I would consider any of these portable.

Even though some of the features might seem a bit over-the-top (color changing glass?), I am intrigued with the selectable coils of the Five6 tank and applaud Kangertech for getting back to their innovative roots.

In the end, we’ll just have to see if it is enough to make the vaping titan relevant to mainstream vapers once again – at least this one.

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Gary Joseph
Gary is a retired technical writer residing in the metro Detroit area. Besides vaping, and writing for Vaping360, some of his other interests include motorcycling, watch collecting, bicycling and fitness.
  • stone111000

    When this will in stock,no seller list them in stock?

    • Gary Joseph

      Hi stone111000,

      I am not sure when the Five6 kit will be available. I see that it is on pre-order directly from Kangertech at their website for $69.90US, though I don’t see an expected delivery or ship date.

      I sent them a query and will let you know if they respond.

      • stone111000

        ok,thank you very much,wwaiting your reply.
        tak care 🙂

        • Gary Joseph

          Got a response from Kanger:

          “Hi Gary,

          Thanks for your email!
          Around in the middle of next month, we’ll have them in stock.

          Have a nice day!”

          • stone111000

            hi,gary,thank you for your help.
            good day :)