Our Review On The Kanger Protank 4 Evolved

Kanger Protank 4 Evolved

I remember being so thrilled after buying my original Protank that I invited all my friends out for a beer just to brag about it. It was a real industry game changer back then but unfortunately the Protank series became obsolete after a few years and was replaced with newer top of the line products. But it seems that Kanger decided to re-animate one of its iconic tanks as I got in this week’s vape mail a brand new device. It’s called Kanger Protank 4 Evolved and it’s a clearomizer that combines the performance of the Subtank Mini with the perks of a Velocity style RBA section.

Kanger Protank 4 box contents The Kanger Protank 4 comes packed in a black cardboard box and inside you will find the device itself fitted with a 0.5 Ohm ceramic coil, a spare 1.5 Ohm mouth to lung Nichrome coil, an RBA section, a bag of cotton, a user’s manual and a bag of spare post screws, spare Clapton coils and an Allen key. It is available in four colors – stainless, black, white and red and it’s made from top quality stainless steel and Pyrex glass.

It’s a very nice looking tank and you can really tell Kanger have invested a lot in the details, machining and materials used. It has a diameter of 22mm and a total height of 65mm so it’s roughly the same size as any standard sub ohm tank on the market today. It has a capacity of 5ml of e-juice when you use it with the standard coils and 4ml of e-juice when you use it with the RBA base.

The RBA base is not the same from the Subtank series and now comes with the option of building dual coils out of the box. It’s a Velocity style deck that comes pre-installed with two Clapton coils and the end resistance reads at around 0.33 Ohms on my IPV5. You also get two spare Clapton coils in the box and you can also use any type of wire you like.

Building on the Kanger Protank 4 takes a bit of practice and once you’re done mounting the coils through the post holes it’s time to wick them. Here you need to pay close attention to get the ends of the wicks just inside the slots but making sure they are quite compact. This is because the airflow holes don’t protrude too much from the deck and there’s a good chance e-liquid might leak through them. However, once you wick the thing a couple of times you’ll find that it’s not so prone to leaking and the flavor you get from it is very clean and intense.Kanger Protank 4 silver

The airflow adjustment mechanism reminds me of the one from the eGo ONE series, but this also comes with an extra airflow adjustment drip tip. And before I forget, to refill the tank you have to turn the top cap until it’s loose then pull to reveal the filling mechanism which you also have to turn to get access to the port. It’s a Child safety mechanism that works and while it might seem a bit complicated you can easily get used to it.

I’ve used the Kanger Protank 4 with both the ceramic coils, which I absolutely loved (I also bought an extra pack of five to have around the office) and with the RBA section and it’s pretty solid performer. Don’t expect cloud chasing material because it’s not built this way but for everyday use it’s quite the winner.