Smok are back with a brand new tank that potentially has changed up their entire product design. Going back to the TF Series, does the Smok TF Tank write new rules in the sub ohm market or does it rehash the old ones?
So Smok have another tank out, quite a common thing to say now days. Gone are the days of one tank to support their products, seems to be a new tank for every new kit. There was the prince with the mesh coils that released with the species and E-Priv, the TFV mini with the R Kiss and the Smok baby V2 with the V9 Max and Mag Grip kit. With so many tanks it has got confusing as to what the Smok tank actually is with different levels of performance throughout. The TF seems to hark back to the ranges of old with the old style combined with a new fresh look to offer potentially a great new experience.
In the Box
- 1 SMOK TF Sub-Ohm Tank
- 2 0.25ohm TF-BF Mesh Coil – 60-70W
- 1 Bulb Glass
- 1 Standard Glass Replacement
- 1 User Manual
- 1 Spare Part Pack
- 25mm Base Diameter
- 30mm At Widest Point
- Weight – 75g
- 6mL Maximum Juice Capacity – Convex Glass Extension
- Superior Stainless Steel Construction
- High-Grade Glass Reinforcement
- High-Temperature Resistant – Explosion Proof
- TF Tank BF Coil Technology
- 25ohm TF BF-Mesh Coils – rated for 30-80W
- 5ohm TF Ceramic Coils – rated for 30-60W (Sold Separately)
- Plug-and-Pull Design
- Convenient Top-Fill Rotary Design – Lock Button Mechanism
- Massive Dual Adjustable Airflow Control at Base
- 810 Cobra Resin Ultra-Wide Drip Tip
- Plug-Pull Coil System
- Antibacterial Medical Cotton
- 510 Connection
About the Smok TF
If the name sounds familiar then the Smok TF tank seems to lend its name partly from the TFV series and also the TF-RTA from around 3 years ago.
The TF tank is a sub ohm tank that comes with 6mil capacity as standard in the box. The tank has a replaceable 810 drip tip, top button fill release and bottom adjustable airflow. The tank is 25mm in diameter with 30mm around the tank itself. The tank comes with 2 coils as standard, 0.25ohm 30-80w.
Filling the tank you have a button to release, which allows you to swing the top round to reveal a large kidney shaped fill hole. The tank comes with a push in coil style system that creates a leak proof seal once inserted. Simply push the coil into the base of the tank and screw the bottom connection back on. It means the airflow sources from below the coil as seems to be standard with new push in coil tanks out today.
Smok TF Pros
The first thing to really point out with the TF is how retro the tank looks. It carries the old TFV8 style design with a new shorter and fatter profile for the additional capacity. So it is nice to see Smok go back to this style as I was a big fan of the TFV8 tank back in the day. The build quality of the tank is excellent as well, the metal base and top feel solid and weighty and the glass is solid. Capacity at 6mils is fantastic as well and the tank does well to keep you from filling up too often. The airflow is nice and wide giving you plenty of option to close it down to what you would like. The generic replaceable drip tip is a pro as this comes with a typical smok cobra style so if you don’t like it then put your own on there.
Now onto the coil performance and honestly, it is rather surprising. The coils give a solid flavour and smooth vape as seems to be standard with push in coil tanks on the market at the minute. Vaping at just over 70w , I got lovely solid flavour from the fruits I put through the coils without any real complex profile but a nice solid flavour none the less. Juice consumption was pretty good as well, I didn’t find it drinking the liquid too quickly for the wattage so it proves to be efficient in that regard. Vapour production was rather good, nothing too big but a nice cloud at that wattage.
Smok TF Cons
Most of these are going to be personal cons for me rather than cons on the tank, just a heads up there.
I am not a big fan of the smooth vape from the coils and I think that took the flavour a little bit away from me. I think it would have been better if they added that little extra weight to the vape inhale to give it a satisfying experience. The fill port not auto releasing is a little con for me, superficial I know but I would have preferred that to auto release like some other tanks on the market. The flavour being slightly focused on bold rather than complex flavours is another little con, you aren’t going to get the full experience of those sorts of flavours with these coils. Another personal con for me is that the tank personally felt a little under powered even at close to the 80w. It didn’t’t seem to give that bang for your buck, hence why I was happy at the 10w under level. Normally Smok over power coils but in this case it felt like it needed that little kick and without pushing over the recommended wattage it was difficult to get.
Comparing the TF to the previous tanks from Smok in this generation, it isn’t hard to say this is their best tank probably since the TFV8/Baby beast era. It gives decent coil life, bold flavour and efficient juice consumption. It is this part I would recommend or not to you and as a stand alone tank….I think there are better on the market in this style. However if Smok finally support a tank for more than one kit then as a kit tank, the TF would be easily one of , if not the best kit tank on the market for performance. So is it worth seeking this one out? If the price was cheap enough as a stand alone then yeah, but within a kit, Smok could finally have a complete performance kit tank that they have lacked for several years.
The TF harks back to the good days and potentially shows the glimpse of a bright future for Smok going forward.