SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 Review

SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 Review

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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!

Quick Note: I only review and/or recommend products I’ve tried and tested. If this post contains an affiliate link I may receive a small commission on any purchase made at no extra cost to you.

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.


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