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Hellvape Hellbeast 2

We love a good stock coil subohm tank, sometimes only clouds will do! Antony takes a look at the new Hellvape Hellbeast 2 Subohm Tank

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Stock coil subohm tanks remain as popular as ever, and I’ve been lucky enough to be sent the latest offering from Hellvape, the Hellbeast 2. This has a top airflow system coupled with decent capacity and a brand new coil system, so let’s take a closer look.

Specifications

  • 24mm diameter
  • 41mm tall (excluding drip tip and 510)
  • 810 drip tip
  • 3.5ml/5ml capacity (2ml/5ml for TPD regions)
  • P7-02 0.2ohm kanthal mesh coils included

Hellvape Hellbeast 2 Subohm Tank  packaging and contents

The Hellbeast 2 is available in five colours (stainless steel, matte black, gunmetal, gold, and blue) so you should be able to find one to suit your taste. I was sent the blue and matte black for review and although the matte black would go well with most of my mods, I’m a sucker for a nice anodised blue tank so I’ve primarily been using that.

The tank comes with a 3.5ml capacity straight glass fitted plus you’ll find a 5.5ml bubble glass in the box. Here in TPD land, this will be 2ml with the straight glass but it appears that this is achieved with a bung or similar device to reduce the capacity and I would suspect that this can easily be removed for “cleaning purposes”. Also in the box there’s a brief user guide and a second coil.

Hellvape Hellbeast 2 Subohm Tank straight glass

The glass can be easily swapped out and is held in place by O-rings at the top and bottom of the tank section; it's best to use a twisting motion both to remove and replace the glass to avoid distorting them. Watch out for the O-ring that sits in the base as well as mine came away when I first opened the tank, reseating this was easy and it hasn’t budged since.

Hellvape Hellbeast 2 Subohm Tank base and airflow

The Hellbeast 2 is 24mm at the base but this is a deceptive measurement as there’s a large bevel and this quickly flares out to 25.9mm with the straight glass fitted and 29.8mm if you install the bubble glass. Whilst some may prefer the extra capacity offered by the bubble, I opted for the cleaner look offered with the straight glass and the 3.5ml capacity has been enough for general use.

The Hellbeast 2 uses a top airflow control system with hard stops at the fully open and fully closed positions, these lead to two large airflow tubes running down the inside of the tank at either side which then direct air to the base of the coil for a leak free experience. Externally you have nicely knurled areas where you need the additional grip at the base and on the airflow control ring with a Hellbeast logo prominently displayed on one of the large airflow tubes running down the inside of the tank.

Hellvape Hellbeast 2 Subohm Tank drip tip and fill ports

On top there’s a standard 810 drip tip, Hellvape have opted to use their anti-condensation drip tip again which I’ve enjoyed using on some of their previous products. The top cap needs just a quarter turn to open and there are notches around the edge for better grip, this reveals two decently sized fill ports so filling has been easy as well.

Hellvape Hellbeast 2 Subohm Tank coils

The Hellbeast 2 uses a brand new P Coil system which has a modern press fit design, two coils are included in the box but both of these are identical 0.2ohm kanthal mesh coils. The P Coil page indicates that a 0.15ohm kanthal mesh coil is available so I find it strange that one of each wasn’t included instead and I wasn’t sent any of those to test either. Coils will come supplied in packs of three.

The 0.2ohm coil is rated for 50 to 60 watts and I would say that’s a fairly accurate range. I found the best flavour in the 55 to 65 watt range and pushing beyond 65 watts, the coil did seem to struggle slightly. As you would expect from a modern mesh coil head, the flavour is great, and the airflow is pretty smooth as well which isn’t always the case with these top down airflow designs so no complaints there.

Pros

  • Smooth leak free top airflow
  • Kanthal coils
  • Great flavour

Cons

  • Only one coil type included

Conclusion

The Hellvape Hellbeast 2 is a pretty decent subohm tank. I appreciate the kanthal mesh used with both the new P Coils so I’m happy to recommend this to anyone who’s nickel sensitive like myself although I am a little surprised that one of the included coils wasn’t swapped out for the 0.15ohm coil so I could try that and decide if I preferred that over the 0.2ohm coil (perhaps they weren’t available in time?)

Many thanks to Hellvape for sending the Hellbeast 2 over for review.

Hellvape Hellbeast 2 Subohm Tank hand check

 

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Antony Lord

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I was a twenty a day smoker for 25 years and like most smokers I was always going to quit "next week". Having hit my mid forties and having the usual smokers cough and difficulty with anything more than moderate exercise it was obviously time to give up the cancer sticks. I bought my first e-cigarette in 2013 when they were expensive, difficult to find and quite frankly... crap. I used it for about a week then went back to the roll ups, mark up another failed quit attempt. The fact that I had just changed jobs and was under quite a lot of stress probably didn't help. Move on to 2016 and whilst I was browsing eBay I noticed that one of the suggested items that would occasionally pop up was for a cheap e-cigarette. It looked similar to the one I'd bought 3 years earlier but it was only £5 (about 8 times cheaper than before) so I decided to give it another go on a whim. Once the kit arrived I managed to gradually replace the cigarettes with my new kit over a two month period and got into watching YouTube reviews for newer kit. My cheap and cheerful kit was replaced by a more upmarket affair, and being a noob I made a mistake once it arrived... I put in the supplied direct lung coil, this was of course a complete revelation and I haven't touched a cigarette since. Oh and I no longer spend the first five minutes of every day having a coughing fit either.

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