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Thunderhead Creations Tauren Boro Tank

Decent vaping doesn't have to cost the earth as Thunderhead Creations prove with the new Tauren Boro tank

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Thunderhead Creations Tauren Boro tank

Thunderhead Creations Tauren Boro Tank 

I’m a bit late to the party with the Thunderhead Creations Tauren Boro tank but the whole Tauren Boro line-up has been in fairly short supply ever since it was released several months ago. I’m always keen to try out new direct lung Boro rebuildables, and our friends over at Sourcemore finally came to my aid and sent it over for review.


  • Boro tank rebuildable with integrated tank section
  • Adjustable honeycomb airflow
  • 3.5ml PCTG tank section
  • Integrated 510 connection for easy building

Thunderhead Creations Tauren Boro Tank unboxing

The Tauren Boro tank is available in five colours (stainless steel, silver black, matte black, gunmetal, and gold) and comes in a nice presentation box with your Boro tank clearly displayed. I was sent the Gold version for review which would normally be an instant turn off but this actually has a slightly tarnished finish which means it’s not too gaudy, in fact I quite like the finish here, and in most Boro devices it isn’t going to be visible in any case. 

Thunderhead Creations Tauren Boro Tank extras

As is usually the case with Thunderhead Creations, there are plenty of spares included with two premade Ni80 coils (which I can’t use) and cotton, so apart from e-liquid (and a Boro device obviously), you have everything you need in the box. One glaring omission is a Spare tank section but these are available separately should the need arise, and as this is a modern PCTG tank, you shouldn’t really have any issues.

Thunderhead Creations Tauren Boro Tank close ups

Looking around the Tauren Boro tank, we have the large PCTG tank up top which utilizes a modern fill bung design and this can actually be filled from either the front or the side making it quite versatile depending on the design of your Boro mod. Around the lower section we have an airflow adjustment ring for the honeycomb air inlets which can be slid upwards to restrict the airflow should you find the need to do so. Up top, we have the negative 510 nut, and down below there’s a large positive section.

Thunderhead Creations Tauren Boro Tank parts

The 3.5ml tank section and chimney section can be removed by unscrewing the 510 nut connector at the top for easy cleaning. With this removed, you can see that the e-liquid is fed down to the build deck via four wicking ports on either side of the chimney.

Thunderhead Creations Tauren Boro Tank deck and airflow

With the build deck removed, you can once again see those wicking ports on the side of the build deck which feed down to the channels at the base of the deck and the side honeycomb airflow. The build deck itself features a post less design with side airflow and is held securely in place with two O-rings so there’s no danger of this falling apart whilst inserting or removing the Tauren Boro tank from your mod.

Thunderhead Creations Tauren Boro Tank big nut

The build deck is in fact held in place so well by these O-rings that you’ll almost certainly need to access the integrated 510 connector at the base and use a mod to easily separate it from the tank. The large nut at the base here seems to be largely decorative as the Tauren Boro tank will work just fine without it in place, I guess it does add a degree of protection to the threads though which can only be a good thing.

Thunderhead Creations Tauren Boro Tank build

Fitting a coil is a doodle with the postless deck design. Simply pre-cut the coil legs to the suggested 5mm length with the included tool, pop the coil in and tighten down the screws. The coil above is a standard 3mm inner diameter coil so there’s plenty of room here as well.

Whilst the wicking ports initially seem fairly large, once you start trying to fit your cotton, you’ll quickly discover that this isn’t the case and they’re actually fairly small. This is one area where I’ve struggled with the Tauren Boro tank, it wicks well enough with bubbles consistently forming and great flavour, but I’ve found myself having to rewick roughly every two days as the centre of the cotton starts to burn…I’ve tried thinning the cotton and the old diamond cut trick and still haven’t found a perfect solution, I’ve even have had a couple of instances where I’ve gone too far and ended up with a leaky tank (no full on tank dumps though).

As the airflow in most Boro devices will largely come from either the front or one side, I suspect that the airflow will predominantly be coming from one side, particularly in the Centaurus B80 that I tested this in. As a result, I found that running the airflow fully open was my best option. If you have a Boro device with a more open design, then the adjustable airflow might be more useful.


  • Easy to build
  • good flavour
  • budget friendly


  • Difficult to get the wicking right


The Thunderhead Creations Tauren Boro tank is a good option for anyone looking for a direct lung Boro rebuildable, and I’m sure this is something I will continue to come back to. It does get a bit frustrating having to rewick every other day, and I think next time I rebuild this, I’ll try a smaller 2.5mm inner diameter coil which should hopefully reduce this issue. The Tauren Boro tank is currently only $27.79 over at Sourcemore which makes this a very wallet friendly option as well so I’m happy to give this a 7 out of 10 rating.

Many thanks to Sourcemore for sending the Thunderhead Creations Tauren Boro tank over for review.

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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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