If you’re a fan of Smok tanks you’ll love the junior version of this popular tank. It has all the best features of the original in a mini version – The Smok TFV8 Baby Beast is the smaller version of the popular Cloud Beast. How does it compare to the larger version? Let’s find out.
TFV8 Baby Beast Testing and Performance
I have had my TFV8 Baby Beast for a while now and decided it was time to put it back in my rotation and give it a brand new coil and some new juice for the purpose of this review. Smok is a leading manufacturer of vape tanks and always produces a high-quality product.
I took this tank with me on a 4-day trip to a family camp out. I purchased a brand new coil and bottle of Naked 100 Hawaiian POG to test it with. Below are some details about the tank and an overview of how it performed during the testing period.
During the testing period, I had no issues with gurgling or spit back. I made sure to prime my coils ahead of time and got delicious vapor with every hit.
Build quality and design
Design-wise, it is almost identical to the Cloud Beast. It has the same features in a smaller package and no rebuildable coil. It has the same top-fill with gasket seal just like the bigger version with the twist and lock seal. It is available in various colors including black, ss, silver, blue, purple, pink, gold and red. I have the blue tank and it looks very nice on top my Smok Alien 220W mod.
This is a very solid, durable tank that will last you for years. I’ve had mine for two years now and it’s still going strong. I had put it away temporarily to test out some newer RDAs and RTAs but it’s still one of my favorites.
Ease of Use
The TFV8 is extremely easy to use. The coil head installs at the base and all the parts are easy to remove for cleaning. The top of the chimney sits under the cap and is all one piece so it screws directly onto the top of the coil when assembling. There is a spare glass tank included in case you break one.
I get a really nice vape from this tank. The vapor is cool and cloud production is really good. It’s not quite as good as the Cloud Beast on vapor production but I also don’t vape at 100W either so I didn’t expect it to. The vapor production at 65W is cool to slightly warm which is where I like it and the clouds are nice and fluffy.
This is a top-fill tank with the swivel-out top. To open it just push down and turn to the side to reveal a kidney-shaped juice port under the cap. Put your bottle tip in there and fill. As always, remember to close of your airflow before opening the cap to fill. This reduces a lot of leaking some experience with this tank.
On the subject of leaking, I have had this leak on me before and it was due to not closing off the airflow before opening, and the fact that my gasket under the top cap was worn. If you have any problems with leaking check those two things and it should put an end to it.
The vapor production on this tank is good. I get really good vapor from both coil heads. I like the stainless steel coil because I like using temperature control, but I think I get a little bit better vapor using the Kanthal coil head. They just seem to have a bit more “body” to me. Smok calls their coil heads “turbo engine coils”. I don’t know why, but I will agree they are good.
The Naked 100 Hawaiian POG juice that I purchased for this review is really good. It is a tropical fruit flavor with notes of passion fruit, orange, and guava. Those flavors came through beautifully and were right on point. I was able to taste each flavor, including the orange that I didn’t taste in one of the other tanks I tested. This is a good one for flavor, so if you’re a flavor chaser you’ll love this little guy.
What We Liked
+ Top-fill tank system
+ 3 ml tank capacity
+ Wide-bore Delrin drip tip
+ Bottom airflow control
+ Turbo engine coil system
What We Didn’t
– Really isn’t anything not to like
I bought mine a few years ago, but I recently saw these listed on a couple of online vape shops for $20 – $25. This is a good price for a quality tank that also comes with spare parts and accessories. I like that they included the stainless steel coil for temperature control lovers.
At the time it came out, everyone was buying up the Cloud Beast so I did too. I found however that I didn’t like the “big beast” as much as I thought I would. In the smaller version, I find that I get all the same features of the big one in ⅓ of the size. I get good airflow, great flavor, and vapor and I would definitely recommend it as something that is a good value as well. If you haven’t got one of these yet, get one because they’re affordably priced.