Vapefly Fantasy Mini review

A look at the Fantasy Mini by Vapefly, a sub ohm tank that boasts many of the same features of the SMOK Baby Beast with a brand new twist...

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Vapefly Fantasy Mini Intro

Vapefly may be new to the vape game, but I suspect they have been watching the industry like a fly on the wall, ready to strike. Today we’ll be looking at their latest sub ohm tank called the Fantasy Mini, a miniature version of the Fantasy tank.

I’m not even going to say a single word more until I address the elephant in the room…

This tank clearly has a “Cloud Beast” vibe going on, if you know what I mean. Vapefly saw how well the TFV8 performed and decided to make a few improvements to it, including a unique top-fill method that pops open to reveal a fill port, and compatibility with Atlantis/SMOK coils.

Who is Vapefly can the Fantasy Mini even come close to the Baby Beast? It’s time to find out…

Disclaimer: We received the product from Heavengifts for the purpose of this review.

Vapefly Fantasy Mini Gallery

Vapefly Fantasy Mini Specs and Features

Kit Content

  • 1x Fantasy mini tank
  • 1x M8 octuple coil head (installed 0.15 ohm)
  • 1x M2 double coil head (0.5 ohm)
  • 1x Replacement glass tube
  • 1x User manual
  • Spare parts

Specifications

  • Size: 58 x 25 mm
  • Capacity: 4 mL
  • Resistance: 0.15 ohm(50-120 W)
  • 0.5 ohm (40-70 W)
  • Material: Stainless steel + Pyrex tube
  • Thread: 510

Notable Remarks

The Baby Beast was one of the main products responsible for raising the bar for sub ohm tanks last year. The Vapefly Fantasy Mini takes the best features from that device while adding a few new ones, too. Utilizing the Baby Beast coil heads, or engines I should say, this sub ohm tank is also cross-compatible with Atlantis coils via a provided adapter, so you can use Melo coils too.

Atomizer Construction

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The Fantasy Mini is constructed of stainless steel and pyrex. It holds up to 4 mL of juice and is 25 mm in diameter, so you might not sit completely flush on older 22 mm and 24 mm mods, but will work either way. It’s running just fine on the Aspire Zelos mod, despite a 2 mm overhang.

The tank has a sturdy feel to it, not lightweight and cheap like many other SMOK wannabes.

The airflow control was rather stiff when I first received the Vapefly Fantasy Mini, but after some usage, is working just fine. The airflow adjusts from the bottom like most sub ohm tanks, and provides a nice woosh of air to your vape. Using it wide open might create a bit of a turbulent vape, but chances are you won’t even need that much airflow unless you’re vaping over 100 W.

The included delrin drip tip is nice, but the Fantasy Mini is also compatible with 510 drip tips.

Performance

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Clouds are great and all, but honestly they are worthless without the flavor. Luckily the Vapefly Mini 0.15-ohm octuple coil heads seem to be performing on par with the SMOK Baby Beast coils. So far I’m getting no popping or dry hits, just a blast of pure flavor with these coil heads.

As an avid dripper, the more I use tanks like these, the less I find the need to justify taking the extra time to drip. The flavor is massive and the clouds are on point. I have not experienced any leaking or gurgling issues to speak of yet, and the 0.15-ohm octuple coil head that I got nearly a week ago is still going strong. I’ll probably get close to a week and a half out of this thing. The draw I get off these coils is smooth and airy, little to no throat hit, with a nice balance of flavor.

The other 0.5-ohm coil wasn’t as impressive, but still respectable in comparison to the performance of an Atlantis. It’s a nice bonus that you can buy coil heads for it almost anywhere.

The spring loaded top-fill mechanism takes some getting used to, but once you break it in and get the hang of it, it’s actually addictive to use. Just give it a turn, pop it open and fill ‘er up!

Overall the performance of the Fantasy Mini is surprisingly good. I’m getting a nice direct lung vape at only 50 watts even though they’re rated up to 120 watts. The juice consumption at 50 watts isn’t terrible for this sort of device but at higher wattages, forget about it. What do you expect with eight coils jammed up in there?

Closed off at 35-40 watts, I’m actually getting a nice, restrictive lung hit, although if you are looking for a mouth-to-lung device, this definitely isn’t for you. It’s for cloud chasers and super tankers.

(See our Best Super Tanks of 2017 to see the best high-wattage sub ohm tanks available.)

Likes

  • Innovative and easy top-fill method
  • Compatible with Baby Bast and Atlantis coil heads
  • Feels sturdy and well machined
  • Great flavor
  • Big vapor production
  • Compatible with standard 510 drip tips

Dislikes

  • Airflow and top-fill section needs to be broken in
  • Not the most original design
  • Airflow turbulence wide open

Verdict

If you already own a TFV8 Baby, the only reason why you would need this tank is if you’re interested in the improved side top-fill method. That being said, if you don’t already own a Baby Beast, then you just might want to consider the Vapefly Fantasy Mini before pulling that trigger.

This is a great little device to own for what it’s worth. What they’re lacking in originality, Vapefly made up for through innovation. It’s unique top-fill system allows you to fill up quicker than ever, with less of a mess to clean up. This tank does require a bit of a break-in process, but once you get past that part, it’s smooth sailing. Recommended for fans of the SMOK TFV8 Baby Beast.

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Dave Kriegel
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dave has always had a passion for helping people quit smoking. As a former smoker himself, he knew how hard it could be. As soon as he learned about vaping, he instantly became obsessed with it and helped many people stop smoking. Vaping360 has given Dave a platform to do this on a much larger scale, by educating the public about the wonders of vaping. When Dave is not writing he is either listening to music, performing it, or cruising around on his Penny board.