Kangertech Subox Mini V2 Review: Nostalgia Of The Past

Kangertech Subox Mini V2 Review

Although Kangertech was one of the biggest names in the vaping industry, after the TPD regulations kicked in in Europe, Kanger stepped down and turned away from Europe, not bothering to notify their new products for EU market. But that is not quite true, Kangertech is still there and in big numbers. The only difference is, that they mainly manufacture OEM vaping hardware for other brands while notifying only a few devices of their own brand to be sold in the EU. And one of those devices is what we are going to talk about in this review.

Most of the vapers who vaped 4-5 years ago must have heard of a legendary Kanger Subox Mini kit which made a revolution in small vaping box sector. For a few years, this kit wasn’t upgraded, and it seemed that Kangertech simply abandoned this field but then Kangertech has made another move into the mini starter kit market with the brand Kanger Subox Mini V2 Kit. Although it shares the same name only with the addition of V2, this is a completely new device packed with new features. The only thing it kept the same is that “mini” mod design for which the old Subox Mini was famous for, while everything else is brand new.

Oh, one other thing that the new Subox Mini V2 Kit has inherited from the ancestor without any doubt is quality.

So let’s begin.

Kanger Subox Mini V2 Kit Contents:

  • 1 x Kangertech Subtank Mini 2.0 Tank
  • 1 x Kangertech KBox Mini 60W Mod
  • 1 x Kangertech NCOCC 0.8 ohm NiCr Coil (pre-installed)
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 1 x Instructional Manual
KANGERTECH SUBOX MINI V2 SECIFICATIONS

Kangertech Subox Mini V2 Specifications

  • Integrated 2200mAh Rechargeable Battery
  • Wattage Range: 7-60W
  • Large Fire Button
  • Large OLED Display Screen
  • Compact Ergonomic Design
  • Overtime Protection
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Open Circuit Protection
  • High-Temperature Protection
  • Low Voltage Protection
  • Micro USB Port
  • Kanger Subtank Mini V2 Tank
    2ml E-liquid Capacity
  • Adjustable Top Airflow
  • Top Fill Design
  • Utilizes NCOCC Coil Family
  • 510 Drip Tip

The Look and Feel of the Kangertech Subox Mini V2

The new Kangertech Subox Mini V2 is a small-sized and lightweight vape kit. The first thing to mention is that it sits in the hand very comfortably. The KBox Mini mod has a solid metal construction but with a light and ergonomic feel. There is a large glossier ‘K’ letter on the side of the mod which is not only a nice little touch but also screams that this is Kangertech.

An oversized firing button and two adjustment buttons set around an OLED display give this box mod an easy to read and easy to use configuration.

And to be honest, this is it – a simple shape, attractive design and good quality build.

holding kanger subox mini v2 kit

Kangertech Subox Mini V2 Battery Life

As a super-compact, 60 watt device, the Kanger Subox Mini V2 comes with an integrated 2200mAh battery that is designed to keep you vaping throughout the day. That is really not bad for such a small sub-ohm mod box, especially if you remember that the original Subox housed only one 18650 battery while most bulkier mods house two batteries. If you are a MTL (mouth-to-lung) vaper using a 1.5-ohm coil, depending on your settings and vaping habits, this might last you 3 or even more days. Using the device at 18W it lasted me 4 days. Pretty good huh?
As the battery is relatively large, it takes around 3.5 hours to fully charge the mod.

Using the Kanger Subox Mini V2 with Subtank Mini 2.0 Tank

Kangertech Subox Mini V2 kit is a perfect device for new vapers or those who don’t want complicated menu functions. As mentioned earlier it has a bright OLED screen and large adjustment buttons to make operating the Subox Mini V2 as simple as humanly possible.

5 clicks on the fire button turns the device on/off. + and – buttons set the wattage up or down while 3 clicks on the fire button locks the wattage. Pressing + and – buttons at the same time flips the screen. That’s it, simple as that.

Refilling is very straightforward as well. All you need to do is unscrew the top cap which then comes off with the coil and just fill the e-liquid to the MAX marker. Fit the cap with the coil back and screw it in tight making sure it wouldn’t leak. Perfect for beginners and no need to worry you put the liquid where you shouldn’t have to as there are plenty of tanks that are really not easy to refill.

Kangertech Subox Mini V2 just does the job that it is designed and built to do. There is nothing extraordinary about it and to be honest, not much to say. Using the 1.5-ohm MTL coil at low wattage gives that pleasant tight draw, good nicotine hit, nice flavour and moderate cloud production. 0.8 sub-ohm DTL coil produces the desired clouds and rich flavour while used at higher wattage.

Kangertech Subtank Mini 2.0 Tank

The Subtank Mini 2.0 tank features a 2ml capacity with easy top filling and adjustable top airflow control to get the perfect draw. The kit includes one 0.8 ohm NCOCC NiCr coil that’s ideal for direct to lung vapers. The optional 1.5 ohm NCOCC coil for mouth to lung vaping is sold separately.

Including only one type of coil is the biggest con of this kit. Hey was it so hard to include both coils so that vapers try them both without needing to purchase an extra pack of coils?

Kangertech Subtank Mini 2.0 Tank Specifications:

  • Height: 48.0mm
  • Diameter: 22.0mm
  • 2.0ml Capacity
  • Dual Adjustable Top Airflow
  • Top Filling system
  • 510 Drip-Tip
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Leak-free
  • Quality build
  • Good 2200mAh battery life
  • Ergonomic and comfortable to hold
  • Includes only one 0.8 ohm coil and no spare coil

Last Word on the Kangertech Subox Mini V2 with Subtank Mini 2.0 Tank

Although, as mentioned earlier, there is nothing extraordinary about this kit, it just perfectly does what it is supposed to do therefore we say it is a perfect kit for beginners. Yes, the performance hasn’t changed much of the previous Subox Mini kit, but there is not much room to improve what is already performing very well.

Beginners will definitely love the simplicity of the new Kangertech Subox Mini V2 kit while those who appreciated Kanger products back in 2014-2015 will not be disappointed with this new version of the nostalgic Kanger Subox mod kit.