Aspire recently released the Version 2 of their game changing Atlantis sub ohm tank. The Aspire 2.0 is a marked improvement over the original Atlantis and Aspire have certainly listened to their customers feedback on the original. The coils now feature 100% organic cotton, a new 0.3ohm and 1ohm coil have been added to the 0.5ohm one, as well as increasing the tank to a 3ml capacity.
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Are the newer Atlantis 2 coils compatible with the older Atlantis tank?
The coils are cross compatible meaning you can use either set of coils in each of the tanks. However when using the 0.3ohm Atlantis 2 coil in the Atlantis 1 the vapor and drip tip gets hotter quicker, as the Atlantis 1 doesn’t have the same wide airflow and wide bore drip tip as on the Atlantis V2.
What wattage is the 0.3ohm coil recommended at?
According to Aspire 70-80W. You start get decent vapor at 60W and ours fired up to 90W with no issues. I would recommend using it at 80W for the best flavor and for no burnt hits. However do be aware that the Atlantis V2 was using tonnes of e-juice at the higher wattage on the lower coil. If you want to use less try the higher ohm coil at a slight lower wattage.
Can I use the Atlantis 1 tank extensions on the Atlantis 2?
Yes you can, however you will lose the wide bore drip tip and will need to use the drip tip from the Atlantis 1.
Do the Melo coils fit in the Atlantis 2?
The Melo coils fit in the Atlantis 1 and also fit and work on the Atlantis 2.0. The Atlantis 2 coil heads also fit in the Melo, but they get quite hot as the Melo doesn’t have the same airflow.
Why is my iStick 50W not firing the 0.3ohm Atlantis 2 coil?
Some people have had issues with the iStick 50W using the 0.3ohm coil. They get “Atomizer Low” on the screen. It seems quite a few have had this issue, but our iStick 50W seems to work with the 0.3ohm coil with no issues.
This is what we thought when vaping the 0.3ohm coil and we thought it had better flavor than the 0.5ohm one. I won’t comment too much on the 0.5ohm coil as it vapes pretty similarly to the old 0.5ohm one, just with better flavor. We were using the Driptonic/Fa-Q Miss Samoa e-liquid which is a delicious 75% VG e-juice.
Up to 60W: There is not much going on and little amounts of vapor and flavor.
60W: You start getting decent vapor at 60W, but not the best flavor.
70W: Much bigger clouds now and a slightly warmer vape with improved flavor.
80W: Massive clouds now and a nice warm vape. Having the drip tip air flow open, keeps the drip tip cool as well as making sure the vapor doesn’t become unbearable hot. If you close them you’ll find the vapor gets a lot warmer as well as the drip tip. I am glad they added those air flow holes into the drip tip! The flavor at 80W on the 0.3ohm coil was very good. It was a lot better than the flavor we got from the 0.5ohm coil head.
90W: Still a decent warm vape without being too hot and no burnt hits, but I must confess we didn’t vape it for too long at this level.
My recommended sweet spot for the 0.3ohm coil: 80W.
We like that Aspire have listened to customer feedback and have now changed the coils to 100% organic cotton. I am not sure why they used the weird man made mineral fiber in their original coils anyway, but I am glad they are now 100% organic. The fact that they have also made the tank capacity larger is also a plus, although I would have liked a 4ml or 5ml tank instead of the 3ml one, but at least it’s more than the 2ml on the original Atlantis.
I am very glad, as I mentioned above, that they have got rid of the man-made mineral fiber in the wicking material. The organic cotton also seems to have a lot more flavor than the original coils which could partly be down to the larger juice flow holes on the Atlantis 2 coils.
The airflow options are now very good on the Atlantis 2 and match the other newer sub ohm tanks on the market like the Herkales, Freemax Starre and the Crown Uwell. There are now two airflow holes that are always open and different settings to choose from. I tend to use the wide open ones and then just adjust that to my liking.
The wide bore drip tip also features little air flow holes that can be opened or closed. This adds more airflow and also helps the drip tip stay very cool when vaping at higher wattages. I found they worked well with the 0.3ohm coil at 70-80W.
The tank itself just feels very well built and you don’t have any leaking issues as many have reported on their Kanger Subtanks. The threading on the tank is very good and the tank is fairly easy to disassemble and put back together. I found taking the Pyrex glass out to clean was a little tricky, but apart from that everything came apart pretty well.
The vapor production on the 0.3ohm coil was absolutely massive and up there with that of the Herakles and Freemax Starre. It still doesn’t quite match up to the Vision MK or High Voltage tank which we are currently testing at the moment.
So our Atlantis 2 came with a 0.5ohm coil as well as a 0.3ohm coil. There is also a 1ohm coil that you can purchase as well for those who want a higher wattage coil. This means the Atlantis 2 has a greater range of wattages you can use it on, with different ohm coils for differing amounts of vapor and flavor. Have a play round to find your sweet spot.
Having now tried almost all the sub ohm tanks on the market, I just don’t think the flavor on the Atlantis quite matches that of the Herakles, Freemax Starre and the Crown by Uwell. Having said that it isn’t far off and the flavor is still pretty amazing especially on the 0.3ohm coil at 80W. It is also a marked improvement in flavor over the original Atlantis coils, which is great to see. I think the vapor with the added air flow in the drip does however stay a little cooler than that of the Herakles, when vaped at higher wattages. The vapor on the Herakles was a lot warmer at 80W than that of the Atlantis 2. FYI: we were using the Driptonic/Fa-Q Miss Samoa e-liquid to test the Atlantis 2.
That is our very honest opinion and do feel free to voice your opinion on the flavor in the comment section below, we would love to hear what you think!
I had heard rumours of Aspire making a possible RBA, but I was disappointed to find that Aspire didn’t release one with the Atlantis 2.0. This will be a big negative for those who like to rebuild their own coils, but you will be able to rebuild the replaceable ones with a bit of fiddling. I don’t mind using the replaceable coils, so this isn’t a massive negative for me, but I know many people will be disappointed about this.
The Atlantis 2 kit now doesn’t come with a spare pyrex glass, which is a bit of a shame in my opinion. We broke our original Atlantis 1 glass, so it was good to have the replacement in the kit. It’s not a deal breaker, but with all the competition in the sub ohm tank market, this is in my opinion a bit of a negative.
The new wide bore drip tip in my opinion is great. I like the air flow holes on them and they help keep the drip tip and vapor cool when vaping at the higher wattages. However you won’t be able to use your other 510 style drip tips you have on this device, so some people might not like that.
So the Atlantis V2 is a much improved tank and comes with that added airflow, and bigger tank. The airflow and drip tip are in my opinion big improvements over the original and work really well with the 0.3ohm coil. The extra 1ml is a good improvement, but I would have liked to have seen a 4ml or 5ml tank capacity, as at higher wattages on the 0.3ohm you will be draining e-juice!
The rest of the changes are in the coils themselves, so I guess you could just get the new coils and use them in your original Atlantis. However having tried the newer 0.3ohm coil on the older Atlantis, the vapor production was a lot hotter at the higher wattage, as it doesn’t have that same airflow as on the Atlantis 2. Therefore if you want to be using that 0.3ohm coil I would recommend upgrading but if you are going to use the 0.5ohm coils you can probably just buy the newer coils without having to purchase the whole tank. I would recommend one of the tank extensions for the Atlantis 1 and the new coils if that’s what you want to do. If you have the money and airflow is a big thing for you, as well as keeping the vapor cooler, then I would look at upgrading to the Atlantis 2.
It is a very well built tank and a definite improvement over the original. However at around $30 dollars it isn’t the cheapest of the sub ohm tanks and doesn’t come with a replacement Pyrex glass or RBA section. The flavor is fantastic; however I was more impressed with the Herakles, Freemax Starre and the Crown by Uwell when it comes purely down to flavor (some will disagree with this but do check out our other sub ohm tank reviews to help you decide).
One thing you can count on is that the Atlantis V2 will probably be more available and therefore also the replacement coils will be available in many more stores than those I mentioned above. Some seem to say the Aspire Atlantis 2 is the best sub ohm tank around, but I think those others I mentioned above, give it a good run for its money, if not are perhaps slightly better.
If you do get the Atlantis 2, you won’t be disappointed and it is up there with the top sub ohm tanks we have tried. The final decision will come down to how you like to vape etc., so take a look at the others and if you have any questions just drop us a comment below!
I hope this Aspire Alantis 2 review was helpful and if we have missed anything or you have any questions, just drop us a comment below. Thanks for reading and vape one!