At first glance, I thought the Aspire Nautilus was about the same as my Kangertech AeroTank. About the same size. Same "airflow" trick. And, presumably, the same amount of vapor and flavor.
Looks are definitely deceiving, because after trying one first hand, I can say I was wrong on all accounts. Now, that's not to say the Aspire Nautilus is leaps and bounds ahead of Kangertech in terms of quality, but when you add up the benefits, it does make for a truly compelling vaporizer that we highly recommend. Here's why:
One of our first vape reviews was for the Yocan 94F, a dry herb attachment that many praise for its immense heating chamber size. The Aspire Nautilus is a similar beast for e-juice and eliquid. I thought the AeroTank was impressive touting a capacity of 2.5 mL, but it barely puts a dent in the Aspire Nautilus massive 5 mL tank. So if you're someone who vapes consistently throughout the day and don't want to bother refilling your vape tank, this thing is built to last you.
With the massive tank size also comes massive clouds of vapor. Thanks to some exquisite airflow from the heating chamber to the mouthpiece, you'll get steady, unobstructed, smooth vapor clouds from your Nautilus. There's also a feature to adjust how much vapor flows through while inhaling. These four settings are very easy to adjust by simply spinning a ring around the bottom of the tank. It sounds the same as the AeroTank, but it's actually much easier when you try it out for yourself. And even on the lowest airflow setting, you can still get a good, consistent draw that culminates in the vape clouds you know and love.
A final leg up the Aspire Nautilus has over other tanks out there is just how easy it is to maintain. While most tanks now let you swap out vape coils as needed, the Nautilus goes a bit further in my opinion. You can take apart the entire tank. What this means is that it's easier to clean it out if you want to change eliquid flavors. You can take apart the mouthpiece, glass tank, and atomizer to wipe them all down in preparation for the next flavor. And, as with any vape tank worth caring about, there are no leaks to speak of.
The one area where I feel the Nautilus could have improved is the amount of flavor you get from each hit. It's definitely there, but on the intake, it's somewhat subtle and doesn't fill your throat with flavor as much as my personal favorite, the Mini ProTank 3. It's all good on the exhale though, so if flavor is not a top priority for your vaping experience, this is nothing to worry about. And if you have a variable volt vape battery, you can definitely crank up the temp to pull out more potential flavor from the unit.
The Aspire Nautilus is for the heavy vape user, and it shows. The tank is huge. The vape clouds are huge. And the emphasis is on getting the maximum amount of vapor. The flavor isn't quite as thick as with some other vaporizer devices I've used, but this may not be as important to you. Overall, the Aspire Nautilus is definitely worth a try.