Modvapa SUB2 MK2 Intro
We review the Modvapa SUB2 MK2 sub ohm tank. It is the successor of the SUB2 MK1. The MK2 is the larger brother and features a larger tank capacity (5ml) and looks a lot different to the original, but uses the same innovative coil heads. There are also new Ni200 coils and an RBA section available for the MK2.
Our SUB2 MK2 came with a glass drip tip and it looks like there is also a drip tip with additional air flow available. Thanks to Modvapa for sending the tank to review.
Modvapa SUB2 MK2 Specs and Features
- 1 x Modvapa SUB2 MK2
- 1 x Instruction Leaflet
- 1 x 0.5ohm preinstalled Kanthal head
- Price: $35 (estimated)
- Wattage Range: 0.2ohm (30-70W), 0.3ohm (30-50W), 0.5ohm (15-50W) 1.2ohm (20-120W)
- Tank Capacity: 5ml
- Coils Available: 0.2ohm, 0.5ohm, 1.2ohm & a 0.2ohm Ni200
- Wicking material: 100% Organic Cotton
- RBA: RBA available
- Diameter: 22mm
Vaping the 0.5ohm coil
15W – No real vapor
20W – Little whisps of vapor
30W – Decent vapor now and a bit of flavor
40W – A nice luke warm vape and the flavor is starting to come through
50W – A very enjoyable vape with nice flavor and decent clouds. The tank isn’t getting very hot either which is good.
I enjoyed the 0.5ohm coil at between 45-50W.
Vaping the 0.2ohm Coil
30W –No vapor (why do they even recommend these wattages?!)
40W –A bit of vapor now and a faint bit of flavor
50W – Nice vapor and the flavor is coming through, but not yet fully pronounced
60W – Lovely flavor now and the vapor is now getting on the warmer side, not hot, but warm
70W – Big vapor and the flavor is really enjoyable now. It isn’t a TFV4 quad coil type flavor, but still really pronounced and tasty.
The tank also does a good job of keeping cool and doesn’t get too hot. Some of the other sub ohm tanks at higher wattages get really hot, so much so you can’t touch them, but the SUB2 MK2 stays nice and cool.
I’d vape the SUB2 MK2 0.2ohm coil at around 60-70W.
Vaping the 1.2ohm Coil
20W – Nothing
40W – Decent clouds already, but lacking in flavor and warmth
60W – A slightly warmer vape now but still quite cool. The flavor is pretty good already as well.
80W – The vape is still pretty cool to be honest and the flavor is pretty decent, but I think it will get better though.
100W – Again the vapor is pretty luke warm and not roasting at all. Flavor wise, I think the other two coils were beter in my opinion.
120W – No wicking issues at 120W and it’s a very enjoyable vape. I still think the other two coils earlier were better in terms of flavor as the 1.2ohm was a tiny bit less flavorful.
I was impressed that the 1.2ohm coil was able to vape at 120W so well. The tank also did not overheat which was very impressive.
Less Wastage on the Coils
The SUB2 MK2 coils are the same as the original Modvapa MK1 and are completely unique to Modvapa. The first coil you get looks like a normal coil, but the coil replacements do not feature a metal housing (see pic below). You then re-use your metal housing you get on your first coil, so be sure not to throw it away! The housing twists off and can be attached onto the new coil heads.
This means that the coils are using a lot less metal, which is wasting a lot less and also saving cost on the replacements (not sure how much the coil replacements will cost yet – apparently around $4 for two).
Although it isn’t included in the kit, there will be an RBA section available for those who like to make their own coils.
Good Build Quality and No Leaking
We found the build quality on the SUB2 MK2 to be very good. The tank is well crafted and everything fits together nicely. The tank can be easily taken apart and put back together without any leakages, that we have become so accustomed to seeing these days.
Tank Stays Nice and Cool Even at Higher Wattage
Another issue a lot of these sub ohm tanks have, is that they heat up too much, especially at higher wattages, sometimes making them too hot to touch. The MK2 didn’t get too hot at all and stayed nice and cool.
For me the flavor didn’t blow me away, but it was very solid. Out of the coils we tried the 0.5ohm or 0.2ohm ones were probably the best in terms of flavor. Make sure to let them saturate for a while before vaping them.
New Ni200 Coils Available
The MK2 also has the option of using Ni200 coils which the original MK1 didn’t have.
No Top Fill
This was my only real complaint with this tank. I would have loved to have seen a top fill on this, as it’s the only thing this tank is really missing. It is fairly simple to fill from the bottom, but top filling systems have become the norm these days.
Overall there is very little to dislike about this sub ohm tank. It does everything well and is well put together. The flavor isn’t mind blowing like the Crown and TFV4 quad coil, but is still really good. There is a good selection of coils and also an RBA head to choose from. The coils all vape very well with the vapor not getting too hot.
The biggest selling point about this tank, is the unique waste reducing coils. I love innovation in the vape industry and this is great stuff by Modvapa. The re-usable coil housing, will help save a lot of wastage and also keeps the price of coil replacements down (if the cost savings are passed onto the consumers!).
Overall we were very impressed with the Modvapa SUB2 MK2 sub ohm tank and it is a very solid contender, which does everything very well and does very little wrong.
I haven’t been able to find it anywhere apart from this German shop. I am sure we will see more US stores stocking this tank soon.