Hellbeast 2 Subohm Tank by Hellvape
Review by Jen_Turista
Hellvape Hellbeast 2 Subohm Tank: The Beast Is Back!
It feels like it’s been a good while since we have seen new stock sub-ohm tanks hit the market, whereas I can remember a time when there was a new one launched every week (or it felt like it). And so, this device for review today, the Hellvape Hellbeast 2 sub-ohm tank, genuinely feels like a breath of fresh air for us in the community!
This atomizer was kindly sent to me for review purposes by Hellvape themselves (thank you, Jessica!), who have been killin’ it lately with their kit releases! Whereas most manufacturers seemed to have slowed down on creating new vaping hardware (and instead ramped up their manufacturing of disposable vapes), Hellvape never skipped a beat and continued to innovate. Thank you for that too, Hellvape!
As you may have gathered from the device name, this is a (sort of) version 2 of the successful Hellbeast atomiser from several years ago. The original Hellbeast was quite unique, mainly in that it can be used as a traditional sub-ohm tank and also as an MTL atomiser via the accessories that came with it as standard. These accessories were the Nautilus coil adaptor, 510 drip tip, and a 510 drip tip adaptor.
And so, we take a look now at the Hellbeast 2 and see if this is a worthy upgrade to the original.
As always, my review will be from my own personal experience as an average vaper, as most of you reading will be.
Packaging and Contents
I was sent what I believe to be the retail packaging of the HellvapeHellbeast 2 Sub-ohm Tank, containing:
- The tank with a straight glass, giving it a 3.5 mL capacity.
- 2 x P7-02 0.2 KA1 mesh coils.
- A bubble glass to expand capacity to 5mL.
- A user manual.
- Accessories like o-rings and the like.
The tank comes in a sleeved box, with the former patterned and predominantly grey, and with the print and inner box accented in Hellvape’s signature orange. Kit contents, features, manufacturer information, and a picture of the tank adorn this grey outer sleeve. The tank and its accessories sit atop and underneath a thick foam tray. The coils are packed in red-shaded plastic blister packs, which are quite unique and reminiscent of the Wirice coils I used before (if I’m not mistaken, I think Wirice is a sister company of Hellvape). All in all, a nice and compact presentation of the device that maximises space, which is always a pro in my book.
Salient Features of the tank include:
- A base diameter of 24 mm BUT the knurling on the base flares out to around 26 mm. Still, it should sit comfortably on most mods.
- Top fill via generous kidney-shaped holes.
- Top airflow via a textured airflow ring with full stops.
- An 810 drip tip with an anti-condensation design.
- A quarter turn is all it takes to unscrew the top cap.
- Available in five colours, one of which is the matte black featured in this review.
Aesthetics & Function
As a whole and especially with the bubble glass, the Hellbeast 2 sub-ohm tank looks kind of beefy and yet streamlined. I say streamlined because there are no strange curves or knurling on it. In fact, the slanted metal striping adorning the airflow ring and atomiser base gives me a modern and minimalistic vibe, especially as they slant in opposite directions. It sort of adds to the tank’s symmetrical look.
Branding is quite minimal which is always a pro for me, with just the Hellbeast logo printed on the chamber, and Hellvape’s insignia at the base. In matte black, it looks very classy and not at all garish, as some sub-ohm tanks can be.
The tank disassembles and reassembles quite easily and intuitively, again a positive in terms of cleaning and maintenance. There is just the right amount of tension to keep the drip tip, top cap, and airflow ring in place. The threads of the atomiser base thread into those of the chambers quite smoothly. All in all, the quality of the finishing is superb and I have absolutely nothing to complain about.
Filling it is a breeze and the large fill holes will be able to accommodate plastic short fill nozzles or even drippers. Because of the size of the fill holes, there is plenty of space for displacement, so you can fill as fast as you like. The top cap has notched knurling that helps grip effectively.
The drip tip is very comfortable to use and it did not once cross my mind to use a different one. It has the right height and width for the way I like my DL vaping.
There are two cyclops holes for airflow regulated by the airflow control ring, which was also effective. Fully open, the atomiser is quite airy and will surely be favoured by cloud chasers; I found myself cutting my airflow down to about ¾ of the way for my style of vaping.
The inside of the base has three protruding gold contacts for the coils. Now, one thing I like about this tank base is that the inside edges actually curve, as opposed to being right-angled which is what I see most of the time. I’m really digging this because it makes it so much easier for me to wipe off inevitable condensation that collects at the bottom after a day of vaping. I can be quite fastidious with device cleaning, so I hope vapers of a similar mindset will also appreciate this. And no, the tank did not leak on me at any point. Being a top-fill tank helps but the coil does fit snugly into its spot to help keep that seal.
Another thing I like about the tank base? It is the fact that it is taller than usual for any atomiser. This means there is more surface area to grip the atomiser safely and securely off mods or even just to remove the base from the rest of the tank.
So, we’re getting into my only niggle about this atomiser: it’s the fact that it comes with two of the exact same coils. This is quite unusual, and what’s more is that at least at the time of writing, I haven’t seen anything to indicate that Hellvape will add more into this new P coils series. I would really love for them to do so, like to create different resistances or even to use other coil materials, just to give us varied experiences with this tank and more options for tailoring our vape. Don’t get me wrong though, this is NOT a con by any stretch; it is simply an observation I felt important to call out.
Why would I call for Hellvape to add more coils into this new line? It’s because of the amazing quality of this coil! The P7-02 0.2 ohm KA1 mesh coil (50-60 W) isn’t as big as most modern sub-ohm mesh coils, but boy, does it perform just as well or even better! How this coil translates flavour is what makes it phenomenal for me (8/10), I was just, quite simply, blown away! All the flavour notes can be discerned, even the background ones, which is no small feat for a stock sub-ohm coil. I vaped this coil at its 60W limit to give me that great balance between warmth and flavour. Clouds were also decent at this wattage level, and the vapour itself was quite dense in the mouth which just adds to the satisfaction it gives me.
Overall: Yay or Nay?
Hands down, a major Yay from yours truly for the Hellbeast 2 Subohm Tank! Outside of reviewing, I only really use stock coils when rushed, but this atomiser just made me re-think this routine of mine as the flavour I get from this atomiser closely rivals some of the RTAs I own. Yes, it is that good!
I would highly recommend this tank for sub-ohm vapers of every level, from the beginner to the experienced, purely on how easy it is to use and the quality vape experience it gives.
Is it an upgrade versus the original Hellbeast? I think so, even if Hellvape took away the MTL conversion option. I think making the Hellbeast 2 purely for DL made the tank specialised for DL, where it truly shines.
My sincerest appreciation again to Hellvape for sending me this great piece of kit! Head over to their website via the links at the start of this review to see more and where to purchase.