Our review of the Smoketip SubTankXL vape pen

Smoketip SubTankXL

If you’re into sub ohming but don’t like variable wattage and complicated menus, then the Smoketip SubTankXL might just be the kit for you. It’s a very simple and easy to use vape pen with convenient top fill design and great battery life. It’s the perfect tool to enjoy rich, flavorful clouds and it works best with juices up to 70/30 VG/PG mix.


The kit comes packed in a cardboard gift box and inside you will find the battery, the tank, two 0.5 Ohm atomizers, the USB charger, manual and a free bottle of e-liquid. We went for the Fruit Mix juice with a nicotine concentration of 6mg and it was pretty ok. We would have loved a 3mg version of the liquid since that’s we’re vaping on a regular basis. But overall the flavor was good and if you’re not taking long pulls, 6mg hits the spot just perfectly.


The Smoketip SubTankXL kit is available in three different colors and since it also comes in white and pink, it’s an excellent choice for lady vapers. The battery measures around 105mm in height and has a total diameter of 19mm. It’s rated at 2200mAh and has a maximum output power of 50W. We couldn’t actually measure the wattage but we assume it’s designed for the 0.5 Ohm coil. It also works with other 19mm tanks on top and adjusts settings automatically to match the resistance of the coil. Just make sure you don’t go any lower than 0.3 Ohms.

Smoketip SubTankXL tankThe sub ohm tank in the Smoketip SubTankXL matches the color of the battery and it’s made from stainless steel and Pyrex glass. It comes with a very nice heat proof drip tip and it’s very easy to refill. You simply need to unscrew the top cap,  pour the e-liquid and you’re ready to puff. You can buy extra coils for $15 per 5-pack and we recommend doing that when you buy the kit. These coils can last up to 3 weeks and as long as you’re using a max VG mix of 70% there’s no need to worry about dry hits.

To replace the coils you need to take off the top cap and glass tube. Then simply unscrew the coil and swap it with a new one in seconds. These coils have a generous air hole at the base and the tank itself comes with adjustable airflow to match your vaping preferences.


Smoketip SubTankXL coilIn terms of performance the Smoketip SubTankXL kit does a more than decent job at delivering puffy clouds with each draw. It’s easy to use, easy to refill and easy to recharge. The battery will last a full day at the office if you’re a moderate vaper and the coils are well engineered. It’s not as powerful as the more expensive vape pens out there but it’s ideal for beginners looking to sub ohm. Just make sure to stick with a maximum nic concentration of 6 – 12mg as 18mg or 24mg are clearly not suitable for direct lung inhales and sub ohming.