A good product filling a valuable gap in the market (19 April 2017)
I've had this tank a couple of months, and I think it's pretty good. It's designed to give a tight draw, but still a lung hit rather than a MTL (although it could be used for that purpose too.) It also operates best in the 30-35 watt range. And in an age of big, airy, cloud-chucking tanks that require a nuclear power station to get them going, the Spirals is a very welcome, low-key alternative.
It's well-built, intelligently designed, and the coils usually last for a long time. The flavour production is very good (though more on this below), and it produces surprisingly full clouds for a relatively low-powered tank. It also wicks very efficiently, despite the tiny holes exposing the cotton - so you can chain vape it, even though I suspect it's designed for less frequent draws.
Criticisms? There are a couple. One would be that it's a noisy little bugger. Perhaps because the air holes are so tiny it makes a very pronounced whistling sound when you inhale, which can become a touch annoying. Another drawback is that I have experienced a couple of dud coils so far. When they work they're great, but a disproportionate number seem not to work straight out of the packet. Finally - and this is not exactly a criticism - while the flavour is very good, I don't think that Smok's efforts to brand this as a distinctively flavour-oriented tank are wholly justified. The flavour is not as good as that of the Aspire Atlantis Evo, which runs on comparable wattage, and in terms of Smok products I don't necessarily think it's better than the Baby Beast either. Of course, both of these tanks are absolutely outstanding, so it's maybe a bit unfair to judge the Spirals negatively by comparison. But it does perhaps help to underline that while this is a high quality tank it's not quite up there with the absolute best of them. On the other hand, if you're looking for a slightly lower wattage tank with a nice tight lung draw then clearly there's something of a gap in the market here, and this tank fills that gap very respectably.