Aspire Triton 2
Aspire have released a new version of their Triton tank system, the Triton 2.
Most notable is a new tank section that is entirely glass and can be disassembled for cleaning. You can see it at the right ... it's a nice look.
As it ships, there is a pre-installed 0.5 ohm Clapton coil. This is new and rated for up to 45 watts. I removed it and installed the included 0.15 Ni200 coil for temperature control tests.
That was a mistake. The Aspire Ni200 temperature control coil is very air flow restricted. The coil is wrapped tight with approximately an 0.7 mm inner diameter. Even with the air flow on the base of the Triton 2 wide open, I was barely able to get a lung draw. It will work for mouth to lung, but it is quite a tight draw.
At the left is a picture of the included coils. The one at the left, in the base, is the Clapton 0.5 ohm coil. The inner coil diameter is approximately 2.5 mm. the coil at the right (showing a bit of red E-Liquid) is the Ni200 coil with an inner coil diameter of approximately 0.7 mm. Air flow through the Ni200 is quite restricted. I used the Ni200 coil for a bit more than 3/4 of the tank and then switched to the Clapton coil. A huge difference ... more of what Aspire is known for. Huge flavor, huge clouds, huge air flow.
When I did the coil swap from the Ni200 to the Clapton coil, I also noticed another artifact of poor air flow in the Ni200. I had to wipe the air flow chimney and drip tip. I had tried to draw as much vapor as I could through the limited air flow of the Ni200 inner coil and ended up drawing some E-Liquid through the air flow chimney and through to the drip tip. Aspire's Ni200 just isn't ready for prime time ... the Aspire Ni200 coil needs a re-design.
But, this distracts from an otherwise outstanding tank system with the Triton 2.
The main upgrades are a clean look clear tank that can be fully disassembled for cleaning. The original Triton had a capacity of 3.5 ml ... the Triton 2 has a capacity of 3 ml, slightly less E-Liquid, but I did refill it several times and found the Triton 2 more "user friendly". The top fill is through a threaded section with heat fits that cools the vape and keeps the stainless steel drip tip cool.
Threading is buttery smooth with a silicone O-Ring to keep it from leaking. I did find that you had to put some pressure on the top of the refill section to get the threading started. You can see from the picture at the right that this refill section has indents to help make it slip proof for removing and tightening.
If you have the original Triton, you'll already be familiar with the two small graphics on the edge above the glass. the one shown above is when refilling, there is also a "vape" icon when you are "vaping". The icons are a bit smaller than the original Triton – and turning the top has a familiar detente.
Aspire have also added to their coils for the Triton family of tanks. You can see these in the line-up at the right.
There are two 316L stainless steel coils, an Ni200 coil, a Kanthal coil, and a Clapton coil.
Aspire have also announced an RTA coil system (shown at the left). It was not available at the time of writing this review.
Several manufacturers have similar coils that they call "RTA" ... these are not really RTA coils, they are a rebuildable coil similar to the convenience coils they sell. It is not designed for dripping.
Aspire coils are expensive and this RTA option can reduce your overall cost of vaping quite a bit. And, provide a sense of satisfaction vaping a coil you design – and build – yourself.
The Clapton coil I did eventually use was outstanding. Air flow was appropriate to the generous air flow slots in the Aspire Triton 2 base. The Aspire Clapton coil is rated for up to 45 watts. I started at 30 watts and enjoyed that very much. After increasing the wattage in 5 watt increments, I found the flavor improved, cloud generation increased – and so did E-Liquid consumption. But, gheez, this is well worth it. 40 watts was definitely my sweet spot.
I tested the Aspire Triton 2 with the Sigelei 150W TC. What a nice combination.
All of the threads on the Triton 2 (base, top, air flow filler section) are incredibly smooth and well machined. All of the parts that can be disassembled have well machined grip areas – no slipping. Other than the drip tip, all the seals that come in contact with E-Liquid are silicone. The drip tip, by the way, is wide bore (shown at right) and a perfect compliment to the Triton 2.
The air flow control ring is also incredibly smooth to turn. It is firm and seals well, turns easily, and has a full 360 degree rotation.
So, what’s the verdict? Is it worth it?
Oh, most definitely. Aspire is one of the leaders in tank systems that provide outstanding flavor, cloud generation, and capacity. The Triton 2 is an excellent upgrade to the original Triton tank. I really like the nice clean look of the Triton 2 – more so than the original Triton. While it is one of the priciest tanks available, I believe the value proposition is good.
What’s in the box?
- Aspire Triton 2 tank system
- pre-installed 0.5 ohm Clapton coil
- Spare glass tank
- Spare Ni200 coil
- Warranty card
- Warning card