Aspire Nautilus Mini Review

Chris Kendell
May 9, 2015

Aspire Nautilus Intro

In this article we review the Aspire Nautilus Mini, the little brother of the larger Aspire Nautilus. The Nautilus Mini is a mouth to lung style clearomizer and is often touted as the best clearomizer for beginners and those who like a mouth to lung vape. A mouth to lung vape, for those who don’t know what that is, is the same style of draw and inhale you would take on a normal cigarette. Many say the Aspire Nautilus mini is the best mouth to lung style clearomizer on the market. We take a look to see if this is the case!

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Aspire Nautilus Specs and Features

Kit Content

  • 1 x Aspire Nautilus Mini (BVC) Tank Clearomizer (1.8ohm BVC Coil inside)
  • 1 x Additional Aspire Nautilus BVC coils at 1.8ohm
  • 1 x eGo Adaptor
  • 1 x User Manual


  • 2ml Tank capacity (big Nautilus has a 5ml capacity)
  • Stainless Steel
  • Adjustable Airflow Control (4 airflow options)
  • Pyrex glass tube
  • Bottom Vertical Coil Technology
  • Resistance of Aspire BVC:
  • 6ohm (3.3v-5.0v)
  • 8ohm (3.3v-6.0v)
  • 18mm Diameter
  • 68mm Height

Notable Remarks

How We Vape the Aspire Nautilus Mini and Tips

Aspire Nautilus Mini on a iStick 30W
Aspire Nautilus Mini on a iStick 30W

We vape the Nautilus Mini around 8-11W using a 100%VG e-liquid from Virgin Vapors (Razzmatazz) at 6mg Nicotine. If you want more of a throat hit like you are used too on a normal cigarette we would recommend using a higher nicotine level. We have been lowering ours gradually so hence we only use 6mg.

When putting the Aspire Nautilus Mini back together, I would recommend not screwing it on too tightly, as otherwise it is tricky to unscrew again!

I would suggest using the Aspire Nautilus Mini on an iStick 30W or similar mini box mod, as this will give you a lot of flexibility going forward. You will be able to use other tanks on these box mods, without having to purchase a new battery device.


New BVC Coils

Aspire Nautilus Mini BVC
Aspire Nautilus Mini BVC

The new BVC coils are much improved over the older ones. You get two 1.8ohm coils with the kit and you can also purchase a lower 1.6ohm coil as well.

The new Aspire Nautilus Mini BVC coils last longer, provide much better flavor and much more vapor making for a considerable more satisfying vape. It is not exactly sub ohm vaping but the flavour is definitely on par. The coils also wick fantastically well and really fast. You can even vape a 100% VG e-liquid on these coils without any issues whatsoever! I highly recommend Virgin Vapors organic 100% VG e-liquid range – Razzmatazz is absolutely delicious!

These BVC coils really are fantastic and make for a wonderful all day mouth to lung vape. Any beginner vaper should straightaway look at using these coils and the nautilus mini.

More Vapor and Flavor

I just mentioned it above that these new BVC coils just kill it on flavor and you get a lot more vapor. This gives you a much for satisfying vape and as a beginner you will be less likely to go back to normal cigarettes.

The flavor obviously isn’t up there with something like a sub ohm clearomizer or an RDA or RTA, but in terms of a mouth to lung style vape, it is probably the best around.

Good Build Quality

Aspire Nautilus Mini Disassembled
Aspire Nautilus Mini Disassembled

As with all Aspire tanks, the build quality on the Aspire Nautilus Mini is fantastic. It is made from stainless steel and the coils will last you a good amount of time before having to change them. Replacement coils also are pretty cheap at around $20 for a pack of 5 BVC coils. We didn’t have any leaking issues or anything and the tank was easy to take apart.

Good Air Flow

The Aspire Nautilus Mini features 4 different air flow settings allowing you to find the perfect draw. We vape ours on the widest air flow setting and it makes for a great mouth to lung draw. Beginners might want something with a slightly tighter draw, so would recommend one of the tighter settings.

Air Flow Holes in MM

  • Widest: 1.8mm
  • Wide: 1.4mm
  • Medium: 1.1mm
  • Small: 0.9mm

Smaller Size than the Full Sized Aspire Nautilus

I like the smaller size on the Aspire Nautilus Mini. It does mean that the tank capacity is only 2ml, but for mouth to lung vaping this should still last you a good period of time. If you think you need more e-juice capacity I would recommend the full sized Nautilus and its 5ml tank.



Aspire Nautilus Mini on the iStick 20W
Aspire Nautilus Mini on the iStick 20W

This isn’t a big deal, as this comes down to personal choice and ultimately you want a tank that vapes well. However, I just don’t really like the aesthetics on the Aspire Nautilus Mini. The massive Aspire logo as well as the shape of the tank, just doesn’t really appeal to me. Despite this I would still definitely vape it, as it is just too good!

Pyrex Glass Tank

The Pyrex tank is very sturdy, however there is a lot of exposure of the Pyrex meaning if you drop your Aspire Nautilus Mini, it will most likely smash and crack the tank. A solution to this is firstly try not to drop it and secondly if you are prone to accidents, I would recommend getting the Aspire Nautilus Mini T-Window Replacement Tank or the Aspire Nautilus Lattice Style Replacement Tank. These have a steel casing around the Pyrex tank to protect it.


The Aspire Nautilus Mini is the best mouth to lung style clearomizer we have yet to come across. It just beats the likes of the Kanger Aerotank Mini or the Aspire K1. The flavor, vapor, air flow and the new BVC coils are just amazing on this tank. If you are a beginner I would 100% recommend this tank alongside an iStick 30W device. Even if you aren’t a beginner this clearomizer still makes for a fantastic all day vape. My brother still uses this tank as his go to all day vape as he enjoys a mouth to lung style draw.

In our opinion it is no wonder everyone so highly recommends the Aspire Nautilus Mini, and we think it is the best mouth to lung style clearomizer on the market!

We hoped our Aspire Nautilus Mini review was informative and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to drop us a comment below!

Chris Kendell is the co-founder of Vaping360. He started the website with his brother and co-founder Alex in 2014, after Alex introduced him to vaping. Chris was immediately won over by the revolutionary and potentially lifesaving impacts that vaping can have on our society. In his minuscule spare time, you can find Chris travelling and exploring new places from his base in Germany, eating delicious food and enjoying a range of different sports.


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hey how many mls would you be able to use on the nautilus minis coils before you need to change em


hey quick question, how much nicotine in the juice should i be using if im smoking 4 mls worth a day in the nautilus, i normally smoke close to a pack a day should i use 6.

Alex Kendell
Alex Kendell

Hey Casey, 4mls is quite a lot of eliquid on the nautilus, wow. In that case I would go for 6mg but you might find that 6mg is not enough if you smoked close to a pack of analogs. I smoked around 18 analogs a day and I started on 18mg and I am currently on 12mg on my all day vape. Hope that helps!


I love the mini . But it seems to have a big problem with flooding, tend to get juice in my mouth with vaping . Anyone else have this issue?


I had this issue on the Nautilus for a few days, it turned out that I was flooding the asjustable air chamber. I was not tightening the top where the drip fits to the pyrex glass thread and only tightening the bottom refill. Once I realised, the problem went away straight away. Its been 6 weeks and no flooding now. Also take the tank apart and clean inside the adjustable air chamber, if you find liquid in there then its probably the same issue I had. I love the Nautilus and I highly recommend the heisenburg premium liquid from billysmokes.… Read more »

Alex Kendell
Alex Kendell

Sounds like you are missing an o-ring on the coil! Have you tried a new coil?


hey how long have you been vaping just want to know if their efficient in the long run


oh and when you have vapors toungue does that affect the TH

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