Review: VNY Vision Tanks

Klaus Kneale
by Klaus Kneale
October 16, 2012

The VNY Vision tanks from VapeNY may well represent the next major step toward a new generation of mods.  This new generation is one far more likely to strike with a larger community of consumers that otherwise view mods as far too expensive and complicated to get into.

The electronic cigarette industry is essentially divided into two distinct categories.  Models (short for transitional models) represent the market of e-cigs that closely resemble conventional cigarettes and function with as little maintenance as possible.  Mods represent the other end of the market–larger e-cigs less focused on replacing cigarettes and more focused on the e-cig experience itself.  At the moment, many agree that mods provide a more satisfying experience.  Analogues have a larger consumer base, however, because they are easier to distribute and more intuitive in use.

Mods, by and large, have been a market for hobbyists.  The devices are generally more complex, more expensive, and less reliable than most consumers are willing to accept.  But that is changing.  One major step has been the creation of tanks that feed vaporizing liquid into a central atomizer.  This eased the process of refilling most mods, allowing users to simply refill the tank and continue vaping.  Unfortunately, they remain a bit complicated, prone to some of the same old issues and a few new ones.

VNY Vision tanks fix a good portion of those issues with a slick and shiny semi-disposable piece of hardware.

Most cartridges inside tanks draw liquid into an internal mesh through a very small hole.  These can be prone to flooding–an issue caused by too much liquid drawing through the hole.  This drowns the coils that would otherwise vaporize the liquid.  Even when the issue is minor, a slightly flooded tank runs batteries out faster and often sputters liquid into the user’s mouth.  These tanks fix this issue by running string into the tank that absorbs e-liquid through an otherwise closed space.  This seems to near entirely prevent flooding issues.

A couple other minor features round out the tank quite nicely.  A spring loaded connector helps the tank maintain a solid connection with the battery it’s hooked up to (which seems to improve power efficiency).  Measuring lines let users know how much e-liquid is left in the tank.  A screw on tip seems a little unnecessary as this writer has never had issues with lose tips, but it does provide a tighter seal for the e-liquid inside and seems to make for a cleaner refilling experience.

These certainly aren’t the very first to bring some of these fixes to market, but they do incorporate them within a single, small package quite nicely.  The device produces a very smooth vapor though some more hardcore modders might prefer something more powerful.  VapeNY advised not going above 4 volts and this writer felt a little weary pushing the device beyond 4.2.

The tanks are well worth the $6 price tag and simple enough that almost anyone can become easily acquainted with their use in a matter of minutes.

This review was done primarily using a Provari Mini set to 4.0 volts.  This required a 510-eGo adapter.


22 Responses to “Review: VNY Vision Tanks”

      Andrew on October 17th, 2012 3:40 am

      If this would replace my eGo tanks that lose flavor and leak… I’m all for this!

        dino perris on October 17th, 2012 7:00 pm

        A spring loaded connecter sounds great because the clearomizer post can make a bettor connection
        to the battery & you don’t have to worry about overtightening, which could cause a short. I’m in on this, but I hope the sring type of connection won’t come apart if it’s cheaply constructed.

          Karla Lyle on October 24th, 2012 9:13 am

          I don’t think they’re going to ever get a clearomizer that will completely be perfect. i think they need to come up with a completely new design. Seems I have seen like 10 or more versions and there are issues with them all.

            Mike on November 4th, 2012 4:40 am

            I think these could take off. I certainly feel it would be a great replacement for X2 Clearomizers Ive been using. I think they will eventually get better and a company will find and create a nice standard.

              Mike on November 15th, 2012 11:52 am

              Bought one of these the other day

                Amanda on November 20th, 2012 12:08 pm

                I still prefer a t3

                  Steve Mitchell on November 26th, 2012 2:19 pm

                  These are nice tanks at first but they give out to quickly and the wicks are not replaceable.

                    Amanda on December 1st, 2012 3:02 pm

                    Exactly Steve

                      Karla Lyle on December 3rd, 2012 1:38 am

                      these look a lot like the Stardusts. i wonder if they perform any better. I haven’t had much luck with CE style atties personally.

                        John on December 3rd, 2012 10:57 pm

                        I have tried these clearomizers specifically, but I do enjoy this type of clearomizer. Interesting to see how technology is continually evolving into something better for us.

                          sandi on December 11th, 2012 2:17 am

                          Ive tried all the CE’s now 2 thro to the 5’s now. if they could find a way to keep the silver cuff in place as it tends to come away in time. perhaps a screw on cuff too.

                            Amanda on December 16th, 2012 12:31 pm

                            If you didnt have to turn them upside down and soak the wicks

                              Johnathan Brown on December 18th, 2012 11:59 pm

                              i have never had any luck with any clearomizer so far but vivi novas (tempted to try the t2 and t3 though). Do you think they out do the stardusts?

                                Chad on January 4th, 2013 3:47 pm

                                I use the “rebuildable” stardusts, and would probably not consider going back to something I could not completely break down.

                                  Adam on January 14th, 2013 8:17 pm

                                  Thanks for sharing!

                                    Adam on January 15th, 2013 8:17 pm

                                    Great review! Thanks for sharing!

                                      Nathaniel on January 18th, 2013 3:11 am

                                      Thanks for the review!

                                        Michelle on January 26th, 2013 12:05 am

                                        these are great and way better then the stardust

                                          walking dead season 3 episodes online on February 28th, 2013 12:12 am

                                          I think Rosie and Jason look alike in a strange sort of way…

                                            Nev NYC on March 14th, 2013 5:53 am

                                            I bought my 1st ego from VapeNY along with 4 of these clearos. They worked pretty good and if you buy 4 they’re only $5 each. VapeNY is a great little shop in Queens that has a very knowledgeable staff that is very helpful to beginners like myself.

                                              Wiliam on April 5th, 2013 10:06 am

                                              just ordered a similar style yesterday

                                                unclerj on July 18th, 2013 6:50 pm

                                                Thanks but no thanks……………

                                                Never had any luck with anything starting with CE with roughly equals vision in my poor old diseased mind.

                                                Pretty much happy with just about anything that starts with Kanger though 🙂

                                                But hey, if you like them I wish you the utmost happiness with your decision!

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