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Aspire Nautilus 2 Review: The Legend Continues

Dave Kriegel
February 15, 2017

Aspire Nautilus 2 Intro

Last week we were super excited to announce the release of Aspire’s new Nautilus 2, mainly because we were all fans of the original Nautilus and Nautilus Mini. Aspire didn’t even release photos of it until the last minute, now I’m holding it in my hand and about to have a vape on it.

The Nautilus 2 has some interesting coil options. First of all, they have gone back to the original 1.8 BVC coils, so it is actually cross compatible with the OG Nautilus. Second of all, they now have .7 ohm coils available, so apparently you can do some sub ohm vaping with this badboy.

Aspire Nautilus 2 Specs and Features

Kit Content

  • 1x Nautilus 2 tank(Pre-installed a 0.7ohm coil)
  • 1x Extra Coil(1.8ohm)
  • 1x Extra Glass Tube
  • 8x Orings
  • 1x User Manual
  • 1x Warning Card
  • 1x Extra Drip tip


  • Height: 53mm
  • Diameter: 22mm
  • Capacity: 2ml
  • Material: Stainless steel / aluminum

Notable Remarks

Aspire Nautilus 2 Silver

Ok, so I am holding the Nautilus 2 in my hand and just admiring its sexy curves. It is almost like a throwback to the original bell-shaped Nautilus and Nautilus Mini. I like the looks of the Nautilus 2, and I’m intrigued by its airflow settings and just the overall aesthetics in general…

However, is this going to vape better than the original? I know many people were not happy with the Nautilus X, and my theory is that there is something up with the coils they use. They don’t seem to hold up too long. It will be a fresh breath of air to vape on the old school Nautilus coils.

I am very curious about the sub ohm coils too. I am a fan of sub ohm vaping, and I believe that it can be enjoyable, even when mouth-to-lunging it. I think it’s great that Aspire is providing an option for both sub ohm and above ohm coils for the different types of mouth-to-lung vapers.


Aspire Nautilus 2 Coils

I mean, considering that I am vaping on the same exact coil that the original Nautilus uses, it vapes like a Nautilus with an updated shell. I love the airflow wide open, Aspire must have worked hard on creating the perfect airflow for mouth-to-lung vaping. The flavor is on point….

Filling this thing took some time to get used to, but it makes sense once you get the hang of it. The Nautilus 2 is technically a top-fill tank, because it fills from the top, but not the way I was expecting. Almost everything about this tank crushes the Nautilus X in performance thus far.
One of the only cons with the Nautilus 2 is that you are going to blow through so much juice with these sub ohm coils. The capacity is 2m, in order to be TPD compliant. It seems as though I can’t even fill it all the way without it overflowing when I close it, so more like a 1.8mL capacity.

Other then that, the only thing I can say bad about this device is that the airflow control ring is a bit stiff, which will probably go away with time. Last but not least. it doesn’t have that nice, clicky airflow control ring that we have all grown to love about the Nautilus Mini. Oh well….

I found the best performance with the 1.8 ohm coils to be at around 12-13 watts, and at 20-23 watts with the sub ohm coils. I definitely would not exceed that by more than 2-3 watts. The mouthpiece will get too hot, and you'll burn the coil, take my advice and save the trouble.


  • Compact
  • Great flavor
  • Perfect airflow for MTL vaping
  • Protected glass
  • Stylish
  • Takes both .7 ohm and original 1.8 ohm Nautilus coils


  • Small juice capacity
  • Airflow control ring doesn’t click like the Nautilus Mini
  • Airflow control ring is stiff (not a big deal)


I am loving the .7 ohm coil versus the 1.8 ohm ones so far, probably because I am used to vaping on lower sub ohm builds. At 20W it gives me the perfect vape for when I am on-the-go, and want that blast of flavor without creating a big scene. The Nautilus 2 is also very compact.

Although it is TPD compliant, in the US of A, we are all about going big or going home. The Nautilus doesn’t meet that criteria unfortunately but it is still a badass device and I’m digging it. Aspire took all of the best features from the original, and threw in a bunch of new surprises.

Overall, the Nautilus 2 is an excellent MTL tank. The way it is designed, the glass is actually protected by an outer shell, which also looks pretty dope. It definitely lives up to the Nautilus name, and the flavor is on par too. Yet another great option for mouth-to-lungers by Aspire….

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.
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Mike Brown
Mike Brown
6 years ago

Ugh 2ml… I currently use the Triton mini with either the 1.8 ohm clapton coils or the 1.6 ohm BVC coils. I was super excited about the Nautilus 2. Admittedly it would look better on my mods being 22mm and all curvy, but do I really want to spend 30 buck for looks? Is the flavor that much better than the Triton mini to warrant the money? If it was 4ml or hell even 3ml I would have preorderd it as soon as it popped up somewhere. I will likely at least get a pack of the .7 ohm coils… Read more »

✪ Shamz ✪
✪ Shamz ✪
6 years ago

Ugliest tank ever. 2ml is properly useless as well.

5 years ago

I recently bought the Nautilus 2, and I can’t seem to get it to stop leaking both through the airholes AND it leaks out of the tank itself a little bit.. I’m guessing that when i unscrew the cover to fill the tank, it inadvertently also unscrews the coil a little bit causing it to leak… And when this happens, I can’t tighten the coil without emptying the tank because the glass needs to be removed to access the coil.. Anyone else experiencing these issues?