Marsteam Yokozuna Review

We review the first ever Japanese sub ohm tank

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Marsteam Yokozuna
Marsteam Yokozuna

Marsteam Yokozuna Intro

Today I am taking a look at the Yokozuna tank from Marsteam in Japan. A new compact sub-ohm tank and the first to hit the market from the Japanese company. This promises to be a great little stealth tank. Let’s take a look and see how the Yokozuna vapes!

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Marsteam Yokozuna Specs and Features

  • 1x Yokozuna Tank
  • 1x 0.8Ω coil (Pre-installed) (15-35w)
  • 1x 0.3Ω coil (20-50w)
  • 1x User Manual
  • 5ml Capacity
  • 22ml Diameter
  • Bottom Fill
  • 2x Cyclops Airflow Slots
  • Spit Back Protection

Notable Remarks

Packaging

Marsteam Yokozuna Packaging
Marsteam Yokozuna Packaging

I really like how this device comes packaged. A cool cylindrical presentation box, equally as compact as the tank that gives a new look to the standard box most tanks arrive in. Cushioned by a plasticky foam, the tank looked in perfect condition and jumps straight out at you.

The user manual is used as the top cover in the lid of the box as well. It was a little fiddly to get out to read but I like the idea of having the user manual and logo in one neat leaflet.

Design and Aesthetics

Marsteam Yokozuna on The Nugget Mod
Marsteam Yokozuna on The Nugget Mod

I quite like the design of the Yokozuna. I think it looks pretty cool and with how compact it is I think it fits really well on some of the smaller single 18650 devices around. I like the pyramid style juice flow holes on the chimney section and how the drip tip is in the similar style.

The rest of the tank is pretty standard with not too much going on. Very simple with a couple of cool designs, I think it looks pretty good!

Vaping the Yokozuna Tank

Marsteam Yokozuna Coil
Marsteam Yokozuna Coil

Unfortunately, I was quite unimpressed when vaping the Yokozuna tank; it felt like going back in time to when subtanks first came out. The 0.8Ω coil could only really handle 20w.

Whilst this isn’t a problem in itself, the tank didn’t really produce on the flavour or the cloud front like I expected. Admittedly it wasn’t terrible. But, the Yokozuna just doesn’t keep up with the subtanks of today in my opinion. The flavour was OK, and the clouds were OK, just nothing worth shouting about.

The 0.3Ω coil was better, a nice vape at 45w but again nothing special that you wouldn’t get from the likes of the Kanger Subtank series or the Aspire Cleito.

I think the spit back protection has a big part to play in the muted flavour; while you don’t end up with hot juice in your mouth you really do sacrifice on flavour, which for me is the best part about vaping.

Likes

Styling

Marsteam Yokozuna Taken Apart
Marsteam Yokozuna Taken Apart

I really like the styling of this tank. I think it looks really cool, the pyramid style juice flow looks cool inside the tank and the drip tip fins look awesome too! A great looking tank and something a little different than we’re used to!

Size

Marsteam Yokozuna Airflow
Marsteam Yokozuna Airflow

This is a super compact tank which is great for stealth vapers or to put on top of a smaller device. I really like how compact it is, instead of subtanks getting bigger and bigger it’s nice to see a smaller tank on the market.

Dislikes

Performance

Marsteam Yokozuna Anti-Spitback
Marsteam Yokozuna Anti-Spitback

Overall I was a little disappointed by the performance of this tank. No, it wasn’t awful and I’ve had worse vapes before; but, to break into the subtank scene at the moment you really need to be offering something completely new, or some amazing performance. Unfortunately the Yokozuna doesn’t do either.

Capacity

Whilst the compact size is great, I find myself filling this tank up quite a lot, especially with the 0.3Ω coil using higher wattages. The one good thing about the 0.8 coil is you don’t burn through juice as much.

I would like to see an extension glass that can hold possibly 3 or 4ml rather than the standard 2.5ml. I think it’s just too small for sub ohm.

Verdict

Whilst this tank looks fantastic and promised a lot, it didn’t quite live up to my expectations. I think this shows how hard it really is to make an awesome sub-ohm tank and how well the companies like Kanger, Aspire, Horizon etc. are doing at the moment to bring out all these new tanks.

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Sam Bass-Cooper
Sam is a UK Based reviewer currently studying applied sports science at university. Vaping for over 2 years and with a passion to keep vaping alive his enthusiasm and desire to help others get the best experience comes across in his reviews. A sport loving aspiring athlete with a particular interest in Pole Vaulting.
  • Michael Abrams

    Excellent news to see something other than from Shenzhen. The biggest threat might be that we’ve had only one source, China. Any change in trade policy or relations could do far more damage than strict legislation.

    • Sam Bass-Cooper

      I agree although I still think the Chinese will continue to dominate the vaping market for the foreseeable future

  • I do wonder if the way this vapes (as in vaping like a 2013 tank) is what Japanese vapers enjoy. *shrug* It’s a shame, because I love the way the tank looks, but probably wouldn’t enjoy how it vapes. In that respect, it’s like the Cubis. Am sad.

    • Sam Bass-Cooper

      Yes maybe that is true! It’s not a ‘bad’ tank as much as an old tank… I agree though it looks great!