The Triton is Aspire's latest entry in sub-ohm tanks. Aspire is one of the leding companies in well performing sub-ohm tanks, and the Triton advances this segment of the industry considerably – yet, with its included 1.8 ohm coils also appeals to the larger vaping community that also like to mouth inhale, and with advanced features.
Unlike its siblings, the coils released for the Triton are surgical stainless steel coils (316 L) and regular coils for the 1.8 ohm version. There are three in total: an 1.8 ohm coil (distinguished with blue color seals), and two "316 L" coils in 0.3 and 0.4 ohm (distinguished with black color seals).
The Aspire Triton box is show at the right. It's spartan and only includes the unit itself with a pre-installed 0.4 316 L coil, with an extra 1.8 ohm regular coil under the plastic packaging material.
I was really looking forward to testing the Aspire Triton. I have long looked for a good top-filling tank system for several reasons. The first is convenience. It is great to fill the tank while sitting on the battery. And, it saves a lot of wear and tear on the 510 connector of both the tank and the battery.
The Aspire Triton has it all: a working top-filling system that doesn't leak, a clear tank system that is well protected and exposes a clear view of remaining liquid. And, Aspire already have proven coils in the sub-ohm category. The Triton also features a generous air flow system at the base. You can see part of it in the image at the top right ... there is another identical air flow slot on the opposing side of the base. The air flow adjusting ring is very smooth with a nice easy-grip design. There is also air-flow built into the drip-tip. The drip tip is actually a two part system. Unlike the Atlantis V2, the base of the drip tip is removed to access the liquid filling area which is quite wide. The top of the drip tip base accommodates a standard 510 size drip tip – no adapter needed. This base has two air flow slots (you can see one of them in the image above) that can be completely shut off or wide open. I personally think these are useless whether you mouth inhale or lung inhale. I only found it useful once, partially open, when the vapor was a bit on the hot side.
Air flow is quite generous. The image at the right shows how it all works together. If you have the base wide open, and the drip tip air flow wide open, you have maximum air flow. In use, I found the drip tip air flow to dilute the flavor quite a bit. I tried it at various settings (with the 0.4 316L coil and the battery set at 25W) and found that the only time the drip tip air flow helped in flavor or cloud generation was slightly open when I set the battery to 30W – the maximum supported by the 0.4 ohm coil.
Even the base air flow at full open far exceeds any other large volume air flow sub-ohm convenience tank. I lung inhale and have most other tanks set to wide open. With the Triton, I have the air flow exposed only about 1/3 of full capacity.At full open, I get more clouds and more flavor but I also use about twice as much juice. OK, so I'll have it set to wide open sometimes.
The big news with the Aspire Triton is the top filling design. You can see it at the top in the image at the right. There's a down arrow etched into the top rotating part. It points to a vaper generating, well, vapor. That means it is closed. A short space away towards the right (rotate counter-clockwise) is an image of a drop. That's where you rotate the down arrow to to fill the tank. When you rotate the top, the entire interior of the tank (air flow chimney portion) rotates, sealing the air flow base and creating a seal from the bottom. You remove the entire drip tip (both parts) and expose two open holes. You can fill this with a narrow drip tip bottle of E-Liquid or with a syringe. You only need to add the juice to one of the holes, the other hole is to allow air to escape from the tank (keep in mind, the bottom is sealed at this point). When you are done, allow any E-Liquid to flow down the hole and rotate the top clockwise. That unseals the base so air flow works again, and seals the top from any leaks. I was impressed how well it worked. I also tested this by turning the tank upside down and laying it on its side overnight several times – no leaks whatsoever. The base of the drip tip is integral to sealing the tank, the base of the drip tip has two seals on it that sit firmly in place with no wobbling (no wobbling on the top included drip tip either).
At the writing of this review, there are three coils in two materials available. There is a 1.8 ohm regular coil, and two "316 L" coils in 0.3 and 0.4 ohm resistance. Included in the box is one 1.8 ohm coil and pre-installed 0.4 ohm coil. I tested this with the Pioneer4You IPV 4 that reported the 0.4 ohm coil as 0.45 ohms. The eVic VT displays it at 0.43 ohms.
At the left is the 0.3 ohm "316 L" coil. The 0.4 ohm coil looks identical, and identifies that just above the top silicone seal. Note that the 0.3 ohm coil supports up to 55W, the 0.4 ohm coil supports up to 30W. Both of the "316 L" coils have black seals.
At the right is the regular coil at 1.8 ohms. It features blue seals.
I'm not sure you need different color seals to identify the coil – just look at the bottom and you'll see a massive difference in air flow allowed into the heating chamber. Both coil types feature organic cotton for wicking material and massive liquid flow holes.
Priming these coils is not easy. Even dripping in about 0.3 ml of juice onto the cotton and inhale/exhale to draw in the juice and purge out air, it's still touch and go when you start vaping a new coil. I'd suggest going further and letting the coil sit for a good 10 to 15 minutes upright before vaping a new coil.
There are some exceptional tanks for both regular vapers and sub-ohm vapers available. Aspire is one of the leaders in tank systems that offer great value and exceptional performance. The Aspire Triton advances this tank segment considerably. I thoroughly enjoyed using the Triton and have difficulty thinking of anything superior to this – although there are some equivalents in cloud production and flavor rendering. The Aspire Triton edges as a winner though for its top-filling functionality that works quite well.
I tested it with the 0.4 ohm coil and found the sweet spot for me at 25 W with base air flow set between 1/3 and 1/2 exposed and the top drip tip air flow shut off completely. At these variables, cloud production was incredible and flavor was on par, or slightly above, anything else I have vaped.
I haven't tried this yet (I will shortly), but other early buyers of the Aspire Triton have used Atlantis V1 and Atlantis V2 coils in the Triton with varying success. I'll be trying the Ni200 coils shortly and will update the review when I do. That will just be for test purposes, I am quite satisfied with the surgical stainless steel 316 L coils that are available now. I tend to stick with temperature control these days and need to know if the Triton will work with the Ni200 coils designed for the Atlantis.
So, what's the verdict? Is it worth it? Undeniably, it's worth it. The Aspire tanks are always priced a bit higher than the competition, and that irks me somewhat. The Aspire Triton is no exception. Ditto for the coils, a bit pricer than others. For that reason, I tend to stick with other brands that are equivalent. When I want to kick back and relax with a good vape, though, I'll splurge and use the Aspire products. Some of you may recall my posts on drilling out the Nautilus air holes to achieve a decent air flow ... with the Aspire Triton, you will get one of the most generous air flow systems available. Cloud generation is also on par with the best, as is flavor rendering. Definitely worth having in your vaping arsenal.