I haven’t had a Joyetech tank for a while. After serving my time with the eGo One Mega when I first started vaping, I wasn’t eager to go back. I’ve never heard anything all that good about their Cubis tank. That said, there were something about the new Ultimo that made me think it was worth taking a look.
It’s a bog standard sub ohm tank. It holds 4ml of liquid and comes with a 0.5 ohm clapton, and ceramic coil. You can also get an optional RBA base or notch coil. It’s available for £24.99 from Joyetech at the time of writing this review.
Really there’s nothing much to this tank. It actually reminds me of the Nautilus Mini I first started with. So what’s so interesting about it? It’s the coils.
The ceramic coil is quite simply perfect. It fires well at 40 watts, but it sings at 80 watts. The flavour is the best I’ve tasted from a pre-made coil. I did buy a Kangertech Protank 4 based solely on the fact that there were ceramic coils available for it. The flavour was good, but the Protank 4 really wasn’t a tank I was happy using in main rotation. Whereas, the Ultimo is a dinky little ceramic treat that goes well with so many mods.
One thing I haven’t encountered before was such a little thing making me hit the limit of a mod. The fact that it’s a 0.5ohm coil, and works up to 80 watts, means that you need many volts to get it going. My Lost Vape Therion with two 18650 batteries just wouldn’t do it. It’ll go all day at 75 watts on a low resistance coil, but the ceramic coil in the Ultimo proved just too much. You need something a little more powerful like the Reuleaux RX200 to bang the full 80 watts through it. That said, you don’t need to. It works great in the 40-60 watt area.
It’s worth it. I’m 24 hours in, and the Ultimo has made it into main tank rotation. I’m even thinking of ordering a second one. Like I said, it’s basic, but the flavour is spectacular.
I feel like I should pick out a problem of some kind. It’s difficult. If I could complain about anything, it would be that I find the Ultimo make a bit too much of a whistling sound when you use it. I think it’s down to the small air flow holes, simply what happens when you try to push air through a small hole. To avoid it you’d have to make the tank bigger, but that would defeat the point of having a smaller tank. At this point, I’m just being picky for the sake of it.
The Ultimo is worth the money and is a welcome addition to any tank collection.