SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 Review

SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 Review

Richard WinterSub-Ohm Tanks 12 Comments


The SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 (otherwise known as the TFV Mini V2) is one of many sub-ohm tanks released by SMOK in recent years. SMOK seem to release a new bit of vaping kit every few days. Vape mods, pod systems, sub-ohm tanks, coils…

Interestingly, SMOK products seem to divide opinion. Spend a little time on a vaping forum, such as Planet of the Vapes, and you’ll see what I mean… There are those that love SMOK. And those that passionately avoid them!

Personally, I don’t care who makes a product. I don’t care about the previous products the company made. Good or bad. When I buy a vape product to review, I’m only interested in one thing. Performance!

Which brings me back to the SMOK TFV8 Baby V2…

Essentially a re-designed and upgraded version of the original TFV8 Baby, the TFV8 Baby V2 has a lot to offer. With 2ml OR 5ml e-juice capacity, a huge range of mesh coil options and fully adjustable airflow, there’s plenty to get excited about.

So let’s get stuck in!

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Features and Specifications


  • Material – Stainless Steel and Pyrex Glass
  • Available in Black. Green, Gold, Blue, Red, Stainless Steel, Rainbow or White
  • Size – Height 54mm / Diameter 24.5mm (30mm for 5ml bubble tank)
  • Weight – 65g
  • Gold Plated 510 Connection
  • 2ml OR 5ml E-Juice Capacity
  • Top-Fill Design / Rotary Cap Locking Mechanism
  • 16mm Delrin Wide Bore Drip Tip
  • Adjustable Airflow
  • Anti-Bacterial Medical Grade Cotton Wicking
  • 0.17ohm A1 Single Coil (90w – 140w)
  • 0.2ohm A2 Dual Coils (70w – 120w)
  • 0.15ohm A3 Triple Coils (80w – 130w)
  • 0.2ohm K1 Quadruple Coils (90w – 120w)
  • 0.15ohm K4 Octuple Coils (50w – 110w)
  • 0.15ohm S1 Single Coil (40w – 80w)
  • 0.15ohm S2 Quadruple Coils (30w – 70w)

What’s in the box?


  • SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 Sub-Ohm Tank x 1
  • 0.17ohm Baby V2 A1 Single Core Coil (pre-installed) x 1
  • 0.2ohm Baby V2 A2 Dual Core Coil x 1
  • A Spare Glass Tube
  • Spare Parts
  • Instructional Manual

SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 | Design and Appearance


SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 Review
SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 – A thing of beauty!

In terms of design and appearance, the SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 impressed me right out of the box. It’s eye catching, easy to use and comes with a few great little features.

Made with stainless steel and a pyrex glass bubble, the V2 feels sturdy and well made. I know this should be the case with every bit of vaping kit you buy…

But if I had a penny for every sub-ohm tank I’d ordered, only to be disappointed at how cheap or flimsy it felt after un-boxing, I’d be sitting on a beach in the Bahamas!

Weighing in at 65g, the V2 is a little on the heavy side. But a big thumbs up to SMOK for build quality.

The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) compliant version of the TFV8 Baby V2 has a 2ml e-juice capacity. But an optional pyrex glass bulb is available to increase the tank from 2ml to 5ml.

In terms of dimensions, the tank is 54mm in height and 25.4mm in diameter. Just keep in mind if you’re using a 5ml bubble glass, the overall diameter increases to 30mm at its widest point.

Although slightly wider than some of the other sub-ohm tanks on the market, the TFV8 Baby V2 looked great on every mod I paired it with. A slight overhang, but nothing too extreme.

The SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 is a top fill design and has a button release locking mechanism. You just press the button to release the lock and swivel/rotate the top cap to reveal the fill slot. This is another nifty little feature from SMOK and helps to prevent accidental leaks.

SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 Top Cap
The TFV8 Baby V2 is super easy to fill!

The drip tip is a 16mm wide push fit Delrin tip that fits over the protruding lip of the rotating top cap. Normal 510 tips won’t fit onto the TFV8 Baby V2, which may put some people off. However, there are a range of different coloured cobra drip tips available to buy separately.

The V2 has three large, adjustable airflow slots at the base of the tank and this is probably the biggest improvement over the original TFV8 Baby. If your focus is on flavor, tighten the airflow. But if you want to chuck out some serious clouds, the ‘all the way’ open airflow on the V2 is insane!

SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 Coils


Where to even begin…

The SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 I ordered came with the A1 single mesh coil installed and the A2 dual coil in the box. But there are also several other coils available for the V2.

For the sake of time (and your sanity!) I won’t go into full blown specifics on the benefits of each coil type. But I will list the coil configuration and optimal wattage of the coils available;

A1 Coil

0.17ohm single core coil / typical range between 90W-140W / available in 3 different colors

A2 Coil  

0.2ohm dual core coil / typical range between 70W-120W / available in 3 different colors

A3 Coil

0.15ohm triple core coil / typical range 80W-130W / available in 3 different colors

K1 Coil 

0.2ohm quadruple core coil / typical range 90W-120W

K4 Coil 

0.15ohm octuple core coil / typical range 50W-110W

S1 Coil 

0.15ohm single mesh coil / typical range between 40W-80W / designed for Stick series battery

S2 Coil 

0.15ohm quadruple core coil / typical range 30W-70W / designed for Stick series battery

One thing I really like about the TFV8 Baby V2 coils; even though the recommended minimum is well over 50 watts for most of the above, the flavor and vapor production is still solid at far lower ranges.

I tend to vape at around 35w and the flavor and vapor is off the charts!

At the time of writing, I’m not sure if the TFV8 Baby V2 supports an RBA deck. I did find an RBA deck for the TFV8 but have no idea if it will fit the Baby V2. This is actually one of the only complaints I have with SMOK – it’s not always clear exactly what coils fit which tank…

If you know the answer to this question, or where I can find an RBA deck for the SMOK TFV8 Baby V2, please leave a comment!

SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 | Performance


I’ve been using the SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 all day, every day for around six months now. And I can honestly say it’s the best sub-ohm tank I’ve owned in the SMOK range.

I’d even go as far to say the Baby V2 is definitely in my top-five sub-ohm tanks of all time! Right up there with the Kanger Subtank Mini!

I use the A1, A2 or S1 coils (with a Mag M270 mod) and the flavor and vapor production is amazing! Think flavor and vapor on your favorite RDA and you get the idea…

It also feels like SMOK pulled out all the stops in terms of design and build quality. The rotating top-cap, adjustable airflow ring and wide bore drip tip are all easy to use and work perfectly. No rough edges. Zero jamming.

The drip tip is also really comfortable!

But what I absolutely love about the SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 over the other SMOK tanks I’ve used is the fact it doesn’t leak when you fill it!

With my other SMOK tanks, I have to close off the airflow ring before I re-fill. Then open the tank to fill it > close it > wait ten seconds > re-open the airflow and hope for the best…

The TFV8 Baby V2 is just open, fill, close and vape. No need to mess around with the airflow! In a little over six months, this tank hasn’t leaked once!

SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 | Coil Performance


Just like the tank, the SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 coils are impressive…

First things first – The coil life is incredible! I’ve been getting around six weeks of heavy vaping before I need to replace the coil!

One small caveat here though… I mix my own e-juice at 50/50 VG/PG and vape at around 35w. To really put the V2 through it’s paces, I switched to a 70/30 VG/PG e-juice with sweeteners to see if this reduced the coil life. But even then I was able to get between 3-4 weeks of consistent flavor and vapor.

I never once had a dry hit on the SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 coils, not even chain vaping at higher wattage!

My one complaint?… Changing the coil. Don’t attempt to change the coil if your tank is full! Turning the V2 upside down and removing the base to access the coil left me with a lap full of e-juice every time!

One final thing to mention; the SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 guzzles e-juice! Obviously this is pretty standard for a sub-ohm tank, especially if vaping at high wattage. But if you don’t want to be re-filling your tank every two hours, I would highly recommend getting the 5ml bubble pyrex glass extension!

SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 | Price


In terms of price, the SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 can vary significantly, depending on the vendor… If you’re buying the tank on its own without a discount or special offer, I’ve seen them for as low as £19.99 or as high as £38!

Opt for a kit and you’re likely to get a much better deal! I originally bought mine on offer for £15 and I really wish I’d picked up a couple of spare tanks at that price!


SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 | Verdict


Pros

  • Great flavor and vapor production
  • Simple and easy to fill (swivel top opening)
  • No leaking or spitting
  • Great build quality
  • No dry hits even with high VG juice
  • Multiple coil options available
  • Excellent coil life

Cons

  • Difficult to replace coil unless your tank is empty
  • The tank is slightly heavier than I prefer

Get one, you won’t be disappointed!

With a huge range of coil options, adjustable airflow, a 5ml e-juice capacity, fantastic build quality and amazing flavor and vapor production – the SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 sub-ohm tank is a great addition to the SMOK range.

Feel free to share this review below and drop us a comment with your thoughts on the Smok TFV8 Baby V2 sub-ohm tank.


Comments 12

  1. Hi. Thanks for the great review. Recently bought the tank as a result. I have one issue though that I need help with. I prefer a longer drip tip on my tank and it wasn’t until I bought it when I realised the baby V2 has a proprietary drip tip and basically a sleeve design rather than a push in one. I have seen comments stating third parties have sites which stock selections but for the life of me I am unable to find any. Do you know where I can get hold of any? Keep up the good work!

    1. Hi Dave, thanks for your great comment on our review. Unfortunately I’m not aware of any third party drip tips that fit the Baby V2. The only replacement ones I know of and fit are the Cobra drip tips made specifically for this tank.
      I have searched for longer drip tips but like you I couldn’t find any.
      Not ideal but I have longer silicone rubber 510 drip tips that fit in the top of the Cobra mouthpiece and are pretty secure. Be careful if you go down this route as the diameter of the 510 body has to be smaller than the inner diameter of the Cobra tip.

  2. Hi there I just bought this brand new from the shop (not a very helpful bloke) so ive got a tfv-mini v2 as a tank on my innokin mvp4 mod, it says it comes with a mini v2 A1 0.17omh coil pre-installed, ive setup the wattage, but ive got no idea what temperature to smoke it at as ive googled it and it says its a stainless steel coil (which ive never used before) any help is greatly appreciated.

    1. Hi Alex, thanks for your question. The A1 0.17 ohm coil is rated at 90W-140W. The MVP4 only goes to 100W so you wont be able to go higher than that.
      Saying this, I usually vape my A1 Coil at around 55W and it produces great results.
      I dont vape in TC mode and have only ever used the A1 coil in wattage mode. I’m not even sure the A1 coil is stainless steel wire anyway.
      Hope this helps.

  3. Hello Richard,
    Thanks for your review. I’ve been a SMOK fan for ten years and have yet to find another tank system that comes close to the quality and convenience of SMOK. My personal Favorite is the TFV12 BABY TANK, but it is becoming almost impossible to find any of the top-fill SMOK tanks that the company is so famous for. It seems everyone is going the way of PODS. Do you happen to know a reliable vendor? I cannot even order them nor their replacement coils / components on the official SMOK site anymore.

    Thanks again for helping keep this amazing Vape Tank in the public eye.

    Scayde

    1. Hi Scayde, thanks for your nice comment on my review.
      I’ve had most of the Smok devices and tanks over the years and in general find them very good although I have had a couple that bit the dust within a couple of weeks.
      Sadly there are a lot of folk that steer clear of Smok as they did go thru a bad time with quality control.
      The TFV12 Baby and the TFV8 Baby are still available here in the UK on quite a lot of sites. The TFV8 Baby V2 was my favorite for quite a while. I’m not up to speed about the shops in the states but know that Element Vape are pretty good and stock a lot of different kits and tanks, including Smok.
      I use quite a few different Freemax kits and tanks and have to say their tanks really are amongst some of the best I’ve used. The flavor from their coils is second to known. Might be worth a try and see how you get on.
      Thanks again Scayde. Happy Vaping

      1. Hi Steve,

        Thanks for the tip. We used to buy tanks and coils from Amazon/eBay but we did find a few sellers sending clones instead of the genuine thing. Always worth reading the reviews and doing your research before buying. If in doubt it’s worth comparing the price on Amazon/eBay to a registered online vape shop. Often the prices aren’t wildly different.

  4. Hello Great review I bought one because of your review. One question though, You said the below comment.

    One small caveat here though… I mix my own e-juice at 50/50 VG/PG and vape at around 35w. To really put the V2 through it’s paces, I switched to a 70/30 VG/PG e-juice with sweeteners to see if this reduced the coil life. But even then I was able to get between 3-4 weeks of consistent flavor and vapor.

    What coil did you use for 35w?
    Many thanks
    Ian

    1. Hi Ian,
      Thanks for your great comment. Hope you like TFV8 Baby V2 as much as I do.
      The coils I used and still use are the V1, V2 and S1 coils. In general I’ve found the replacement coils have all been pretty good although the odd 1 or 2 have been dud but then that can happen.
      The comment you highlighted was when I used the V2 coil and even though it states minimum 70W (I think), my preference was around 35W.
      To explain, i prefer a long slow draw and not a too hot vape so lower wattage for me is ideal. I very seldom go over 50w with any coil. If I set a high wattage I find I only draw for a split second and gont get as much enjoyement as I do from a longer lower wattage draw.
      Hope that helps Ian.

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