Zenith 4 ml vs Nautilus 2
review by Mike from MTL on 10/10/2018
There’re not many reviews of MTL tanks from vapors who are actually MTL capers. Most of the industry and the pro reviewers are sub-ohmers who review MTL products because they are forced to, not because they actually use them on a daily basis. The Zenith MTL 4.0 ml tank gets 5 no-brainer stars from me! I previously rated the Nautilus 2 with 5 stars, but it now gets 3+, because there is now a superior MTL tank. The Zenith 4.0 ml. Been using the Zenith daily for about a month. I’m a mouth to lung (MTL) vapor enthusiast, a former smoker who just couldn’t adjust to any sub ohm direct lung tank to blow huge clouds. I got 3 sub ohm tanks. Will never use them again. I just don’t enjoy sub ohm tanks. Smoked too long. I use my vape like a cigarette or even a cigar. I was using a Nautilus 2 (also purchased from this website—which is an awesome trusted merchant by the way) for over a year and loved it. My Nautilus 2 replace a couple of original Nautilus and Nautilus minis. I love my Nautilus 2, and used it daily (both 1.6 and 1.8 ohm coils) for over a year. The Nautilus 2 has the best draw, air control, throat hit, etc. of any MTL tank. No disputing that. Beats the Zenith hands down. But I haven’t used my Nautilus 2 since I got the Zenith. Why? The Nautilus 2 is a pain in the arse to fill (you need napkins or tissues), because you have to disassemble the tank and leak e-juice all over yourself to refill it. Also, the Nautilus 2 is 2 ml—you have to refill it multiple times per day and make a mess all over yourself multiple times per day. Also, as I’ve pleasantly discovered, the Zenith 1.4 or 1.6 coils last me about a week. The Zenith MTL high ohm coils last 3 weeks with daily (constant) vaping without loss of taste. I changed the Zenith high ohm coils after 3 weeks, not because I needed to, just because I thought I probably should. I had to change my 1.8 or 1.6 Nautilus coils weekly due to taste. The Nautilus coils go from ok to burnt very quickly.
So here’s where the Zenith really excels. It is easy peazy to fill. You fill it from the top, and don’t even need to disconnect it from the box (currently using an Smok Monarch running at 11.2 watts, and before that a Smok Alien (also purchased here—for 2 years). The Zenith has better taste and vape production over the Nautilus 2. The only thing the Nautilus 2nwins hands down is air control. If you close the Nautilus, it’s off. No air and vape is coming through. With the Zenith, you can close it all the way, and it still will vape. Fully closed it vapes sort of like the Nautilus with the smallest hole exposed. I close the Zenith all the way, and open it to half a hole, and it still sucks more air than the Nautilus 2 with 2 holes exposed. The Zenith can’t compete with the Nautilus throat hit. But ease of filling ( I can safely do it while driving), better flavor, no mess, bigger tank volume, better vapor production and double the coil life make the Innokin Zenith 4.0 ml tank a no-brainer for dedicated MTL vapors. Could they improve it? Yes. They could provide for better air control. When the Zenith is completely closed, it still vapes easier than the Nautilus with one hole exposed. Faulty seal? Don’t know. Don’t care. My Nautilus 2 is in it;s box in a drawer where it has been since I bought the Innokin Zenith 4.0 ml MTL tank. 5 major stars. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!