The YouDe Zephyrus is an emerging subohm tank, that’s just now hitting a market being over run by tanks of its kind. What really sets this one apart? Let’s take a closer look at it and find out.
As you can see in the diagram, the Zephyrus is a 5ml, top fill sub ohm tank with the option for stock coil head replacement or the included RBA base. It also boasts a load of extras included with the tank, from an additional heat dispersion fin for the drip tip, to colored O-rings for a bit of visible customization. But what isn’t seen in the diagram is that the Zephyrus is fully capable of running a 8 wrap ni200 coil (spaced) on the RBA and that removing the top to fill is startlingly easy.
I have personally had one in my hands for a week, and I have been putting this tank through the ringer, just to see what I could do to cause it to fail. I achieved my goal, but only after exceeding the recommended wattage for the stock coils by about 15w, with 20/80 blended juice in the tank. On a side note, if you are the type of vaper that likes cloud chasing then I highly suggest using this tank with the Smok X Cube II which is possible the best box mod for clouds currently on the market in 2016 and what I used to test this. Now I know a lot of people will ask, “why make it fail?” but the answer is simple, it is not until you see where a device has it’s short comings that you can see the amazing parts that make up for them. There are quite a few tanks on the market now encroaching on the RBA territory of sub-ohming, and of these, only a few have been able to exceed the recommended variables (wattage, PG/VG ratios, etc) and survive for very long. So, the coils being able to take up to the exceeded 15w of power was impressive to me. The inclusion of an RBA deck, and not making that a separate item to purchase, also a big plus in my book. I’d much rather buy a six dollar replacement coil than a six-teen dollar RBA.
I am personally a huge fan of this subohm tank, it’s ease of filling (which can be done single-handed, though not recommended) but the production is amazing. The stock coil is rated for the range of 20-50w of power, while it will still work up to 65w before instantly frying out I would advise against it. I personally found my sweet spot at 38.7w, yours will differ, but it produces a satisfying flavor and cloud for me right there. At the time of writing, I have not built with resistance wire beneath the stock .3 to verify if the tank will wick efficiently for a lower build, but I can say that for those of you with the ability to rock a temp build (ni200) it’s got a lot of potential as an affordable replacement for the high-end RTAs, like the Squape or the Monster V2.
But none of this really sets it apart, right? Well, I would rate the flavor production on the stock OCC (Koh Gen Do- Japanese cotton) coils on par, if not surpassing, any of the .7-1.2 ohm coils that I was rocking in Kayfuns, Russians, or even the Lemos prior to finding this tank. In sub tanks, you will usually sacrifice flavor for the production, unless you are just really good with rebuilding stock heads, or they have an option of a RBA. That just isn’t the case with the Zephyrus, for me.
All I can say is, if you have the ability go check one out for yourself and form your own opinion of the Zephyrus, but I warn you, I’m not liable for any purchases after you find yourself pining for this tank.