The Smok TFV8 Cloud Beast is a vape tank that has up to eight coils inside of it. With this tank, you can vape at high wattages without worrying about burning the cotton or inhaling the overheated vapor. The TFV8 Cloud Beast is crafted by Chinese company SMOK, one of the leading brands manufacturing electronic cigarettes.
The TFV8 is a stylish, powerful and durable tank that comes with everything you may need to vape enormous clouds (you only need e-liquid to fill the tank with). If you dream of producing immense clouds of dense vapor, SMOK TFV8 Cloud Beast is the right choice. In this TFV8 review, we will tell you everything about the tank performance, design, features, advantages, and disadvantages.
SMOK TFV8 Kit Components
The TFV8 comes in nine colors to meet any style. Upon purchase, you get a simple cardboard box, typical for SMOK products. There are the following elements inside the box:
1x TFV8 Cloud Beast tank (the V8-T8 engine and the drip tip are preinstalled);
1x V8-T8 hyper engine coil head (with four dual parallel coils; rated at 50w-260w);
1x V8-Q4 hyper engine coil head (with quad parallel coils; 15 ohms, rated at 50w-180w);
1x V8 original turbo RBA head .28-ohm (dual Clapton coils are preinstalled);
1x extra glass tube
1x bag of screws and O-rings
1x Allen key
1x bag of Japanese organic cotton
2x vape bands (1x black and 1x orange)
1x 510 drip tip adapter
1x operation manual
The Cloud Beast has an RBA base section that allows you to either use the premade coils or build your own. However, we should note that the RBA is rather basic because it’s not the core feature of the TFV8 tank.
The tank itself is quite simple. It consists of a drip tip, a top cap, a top shaft compartment, a glass tank, a coil head and a base section where the airflow control is located. There is a gold-plated 510 pin that protrudes slightly at the bottom of the tank. It allows you to use a hybrid top cap safely. However, we recommend using the tank with regular mods only for optimal performance.
The Cloud Beast has a top-fill design that allows you to refill the e-liquid easily by pushing the top cap lightly and moving it to the side. As you open it, you will see a small vape juice port. On the base of this tank, you can also see two gaping airflow holes that cool down the coil heads.
The RBA base of the tank is rather basic, but it allows you to use coils of various shapes with it. This way, you can easily mount large coils on the RBA and boast of huge clouds of dense vapor with your TFV8 tank.
TFV8 Tank Specifications
The TFV8 tank does not need any additional recommendations, praise or advertising after you take a look at its features. Every experienced vaper will understand how powerful the Cloud Beast is after taking a look at its specs. Here they are:
Material: stainless steel;
Size: 0.94″ x 2,7″ (24mm x 69mm);
Tank capacity: 6ml (max);
Patented turbo engines coil structure;
0.12ohm V8-T10 Deca/Decuple Coil (10T) – rated for 50~300W;
0.15ohm V8-T8 Octuple Coil (6.6T) – rated for 50~260W;
0.2ohm V8-T6 Sextuple Coil (6.0T) – rated for 50~240W;
0.15ohm V8-Q4 Quad Coil (5.0T) – rated for 50~180W;
V8 RBA (4.0T-X) – 18mm two-post, dual terminal deck;
Handy top-fill design with hinge lock;
Dual airflow control at the base (adjustable);
High-grade glass durable reinforcement;
Finish colors: red, black, gunmetal, stainless, green, gold, blue, seven-color, purple, white and orange;
Quite impressive, isn’t it? Now you know why this tank is called the Beast. It’s one of the most powerful devices for cloud-chasing that you can currently find in the vaping world. Now, let’s get to the coils of the Cloud Beast since they are for sure its best feature.
The SMOK TFV8 Coils
The TFV8 coils deserve special attention. The cloud Beast comes with two coils, namely the V8-Q4, and the V8-T8. They are significantly larger compared to the rest of the sub-ohm tanks. The V8-Q4 coil consists of four parallel coils. It has the appearance of a usual prebuilt sub-ohm coil. Its inner diameter is large enough for enormous airflow.
The V8-T8 coil consists of eight coils, organized into four dual parallel coils. It makes an even larger airflow possible, which means enormous clouds. However, the taste of vapor you get with this cloud-chasing tank is merely average. It always boils down to the choice between clouds and taste.
If you value flavor most of all, go for a small-chambered RDA and forget the Cloud Beast. But, if clouds are your passion, the TFV8 will definitely impress you.
Both the T8 and Q4 have many coils inside of them, so their surface is large when combined, and the resistance is low when combined. This way, you can pump crazy wattage through them without any trouble.
However, the SMOK TFV8 coils have some disadvantages as well. First of all, they will drain your e-liquid pretty quickly. They will do the same to your batteries as well.
We advise you to use mods with minimum three 18650 batteries or a larger mod with this tank. If you decide to use the TFV8 on devices that have dual 1850 batteries, you will see your batteries die too quickly.
Pros and Cons of the SMOK TFV8
Here are the best things about the SMOK TFV8 Cloud Beast tank:
– Enormous cloud production;
– Vapor does not overheat even when the tank is used in high watts;
– Handy top-fill design;
– 6ml e-liquid capacity;
– Vast airflow;
– Durable coils.
And here are not-so-great things about the tank that users complain about in the SMOK TFV8 reviews:
– The coil head and the RBA base threads are not perfectly smooth;
– AFC ring does not have any hard stops;
– The coil heads drain the e-liquid very quickly;
– The V8-Q4’s makes a whistling sound when the airflow is half-closed;
– The top fill port is tiny and tfv8 leaking is quite common when refill because the air has no way to escape the tank.
The Smoktech TFV8 tank is a perfect device for cloud-chasing vapers. Unfortunately, enormous clouds do not come with excellent flavor in this case. Even though the taste of the flavor is quite good, it is not as outstanding as the cloud production. Get this tank if you are interested in cloud chasing for sure.