The Geekvape P is the latest sub ohm tank from popular manufacturer Geekvape. Mostly known for their rugged Aegis line of mods and several pod devices, Geekvape actually started out making rebuildable atomizers—and some of them have been really good. They then started making sub ohm tanks some years ago and have been even more active in this market lately. One of my favorites of theirs is the Alpha tank from 2018, which came in a kit with the excellent Nova mod.
The P tank is a sub ohm tank made for direct lung (DL) vaping at medium to high watts using the Z coils. “P” is short for Poseidon, continuing in the Greek god theme that started with the Zeus series of tanks. The tank has an interesting leakproof design and features what Geekvape calls “middle airflow”—but more on that later on.
The P tank sure looks unique, but does it have what it takes to get a recommendation? Keep reading to find out.
Price: $21.95 (at Direct Vapor)
Colors: Black, blue, stainless steel, gunmetal, rainbow.
The Geekvape P tank has a pretty interesting design. They call it “middle airflow” because the airflow control ring is in the middle of the tank, but it is actually a top airflow tank with the airflow being above the coil. However, it’s routed under the coil, similar to what we’ve seen from a few top airflow atomizers in the past.
The difference with this is the extra capacity for juice; the design allows you to remove the top glass part, which makes the tank shorter and moves the airflow to the top without changing the performance. With that said, it does make adjusting the air easier without worrying about unscrewing the top cap and does add the extra capacity, both of which are good things.
The tank has a capacity of 5 mL and a 26 mm diameter, and it’s about 60 mm tall. It uses a standard Delrin friction-fit 810 drip tip, with the O-ring being fitted inside the top cap. So pretty much any 810 tip you have should work. But I would have preferred a nicer drip tip than the basic black Delrin one it comes with. Out of the six color options I got the blue tank, and it would look much better with a blue resin drip tip.
Build quality, as expected, is excellent. All the threading is nice and smooth. The tank is also easy to disassemble. The top cap has some nice areas to grip and slides open easily. It uses the quarter-turn style which is my favorite. When removed, you fill right into the tank and it’s easy to do with any bottle type.
Removing the bottom part exposes the plug n’ play coil. It is exposed enough that you could grip it with your fingers if you have fingernails, but it’s much easier to do with the included tool or any flat head screwdriver. I would have liked the coils to be easier to remove on the go, but that’s not a big deal as you don’t have to change coils all the time.
Outside of that, it’s really nicely made. All the metal parts feel heavy and substantial, and the paint on mine is a shiny blue with no chipping or fading. Overall, a nice design and good quality for what they had intended to do.
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The Geekvape P tank uses the Z series of coils and comes with two options in the box; a 0.2-ohm coil rated for 70-80 watts and a 0.4-ohm coil rated for 50-60 watts. They are both KA1 mesh coils and nothing new, as they are used in a few existing tanks like their Z, the 2021 version of their Z, and the tanks included in the Obelisk 120 and L200 kits which I recently reviewed.
The other two available options are a 0.25-ohm coil rated for 45-57 watts and a 0.15-ohm coil rated for 80-90 watts. That gives a range of about 45-90 watts, meaning that the tank is made for medium to high-wattage DL vaping.
The airflow on the P tank is made for DL vaping to match the coil selection. It’s not extremely airy but not restricted either. If you close it almost all the way down it can be a little restricted, but mostly it’s a solid DL vape without being too airy. It’s not really a super-smooth airflow, nor is it very quiet, but that’s pretty typical for top airflow—especially with it being routed below the coil. It didn’t whistle at all though, which is good.
There is a long path for air to travel in this device; from the input in the middle, to down below the coil, through the coil, past the chimney and drip tip, and then finally to your mouth. The goal of an airflow design like this is to minimize leaking, which is something that many vapers have issues with when using bottom airflow tanks.
Quite honestly, I’ve never had any issues with leaks on a bottom airflow tank, unless the tank was just plain bad. But if you’re one of the people who do experience leaking with bottom airflow tanks, this will prevent that, at the sacrifice of less smooth airflow and less flavor. It all depends on what you are looking for in a tank.
Let’s get to the performance of this tank. It does use pre-existing coils and the ones used here are the 0.2-ohm and 0.4-ohm options. This will be my third attempt with them since I also used them when I worked on the L200 and the Obelisk 120 kit reviews.
Starting with the 0.2-ohm coil, I got the same break-in time needed as in my previous reviews. Takes about a full tank for the flavor to start kicking in, but even when it does pass the break-in period, it is just ok. As for coil life, I got about 60 mL, which is in line with the life I got from this same coil in the past—so at least the coils are consistent. The average for coils like these is around 80 mL and the better ones on the market last for 100 mL or more.
Then I used the 0.4-ohm coil which surprisingly had slightly better flavor, but still in line with my previous experiences with this coil. Again, this one lasted for around 60 mL. Overall, both coils are in the “acceptable” range. Again, some of it has to do with the airflow design, which is the sacrifice one has to make when using a top-airflow tank. All in all, it’s not a bad tank, but below average for longevity and flavor.
Overall, Geekvape made a really nice-looking and well-built tank, but the performance does leave a bit to be desired. It’s good for not getting leaks, but that really isn’t an issue unless you have a defective tank. Most bottom airflow tanks shouldn’t leak when used correctly. Either way, this one falls under the average category and is not something I’d rush out to get.
Geekvape made their top tank with the Alpha back in the day, but haven’t been able to duplicate its performance in later tanks. If they want a guaranteed hit, they should make an Alpha 2, use the same coils as the original, and just make some slight changes to bring it to 2021. It would be their best tank to date, and they wouldn’t have to reinvent the wheel.
If you have tried the P tank, let me know how you feel in the comments below!