It’s a new week, so that means I’ve got a new favourite tank of all time. Last week was the Joyetech Ultimo, and this week, it’s the Geek Vape Griffin 25 Mini.
The Griffin was a previous favourite tank of all time. It’s a nifty RTA tank that produces great vapour and flavour. There are two on my shelf, and I use them all the time. When it came time for a new model, the best way for Geek Vape to go was to up the size of the tank. So the Griffin 25 was born. The 25 indicates the number of millimetres the base measures. The build deck was identical to the original version, only the tank capacity increased.
That was a great idea, I love the Griffin 25 every bit as much as the Griffin. So when Geek Vape announced the Griffin 25 Mini, you can imagine I was a little confused. Isn’t the smaller version of the Griffin 25, the Griffin, which the Griffin 25 was a bigger version of? Well, no. This is a mini Griffin 25, not a Griffin. Got it?
The only thing the mini has in common with the full sized 25, is the diameter. It’s 25mm across, but the comparison ends there. The build deck has more room in the mini, and works in a different way. The liquid flows up from underneath, rather than in from the sides, like on a traditional RTA. It’s actually a bit like a mini RDTA.
You’ll find the two post deck that you’re used to with Geek Vape tanks, although this one is shaped a little differently. You’ll still build on it in the way you always have. It’s quick and easy. I haven’t had any leaks yet, although it’s fair to say that I haven’t had a leak from any properly wicked tank, for a very long time. Sure there was the moment it poured liquid all over the first time I filled it, but that was more down to me not screwing the thing together correctly. I understand that leaking is a worry for people who haven’t tried an RTA before, but it’s never really a problem.
Before now, Geek Vape tanks have come either with or without, a top airflow system. This tank comes with both. They manage that by offering you two different top caps for the tank. The top that doesn’t have the top airflow is shorter, making the whole tank shorter, but the airflow was a bit tight for my liking, and it’s not like the top airflow cap makes the thing huge. It’s exactly like previous Geek Vape top airflow systems, but this is clearly the latest version, as it has a nice click into place, that was lacking before.
The mini takes a wide-bore drip tip, and there’s a 510 adaptor in the box, along with spare glass, o-rings, and Geek Vape’s awesome three-way screwdriver tool. There’s also a ceramic block, which you can use to block up on side of the build deck, allowing you to use a single coil, instead of a double coil build.
I’ve been using the Griffin 25 Mini for a little over a week, and I love it. It’s tiny and allows you to build some great coils and really get some power out of it. Like I said in the beginning, it’s my favourite tank of all time right now. You can get it at ecigone.co.uk (www.ecigone.co.uk/Geek-Vape-Griffin–25-Mini-Tank?tracking=57bb9919426f8) for £24.99 and it’s so worth it. If you’ve been thinking about dipping a toe into the RTA waters, this is a great place to start. If you’re already splashing around, it’s a great tank to continue the fun.