The Hurricane 1.3 by E-Phoenix Review

I think PBusardo knocked the review out of the park (and there’s one particular element of that that I want to focus on), but hopefully my review is still useful.

The Hurricane 1.3 is super great. I think most of the issues that were discussed regarding the Hurricane (sheisty tank section, rusting on the deck, and something fucky going on with the AFC) were really only problems for the 1.1 and 1.2. The tank isn’t without its cons (one big-ish, the others not so much), but let’s break it down:

  • It’s kiiiiiinda on the tall side, but not really. Definitely shorter than my full sized Squape [R] was, but it also holds ~3.5mL.
  • The PMMA tank is going to be a dealbreaker for a lot of people. Not so much for me, but it is something to keep in mind.
  • The AFC is really nice because you get anywhere from 0.9mm to 2×2.5mm, which gives you some pretty wide variability.
  • The flavor is great, definitely the right flavor and experience for that pricing zone, BUT there are a couple of things that you can do, because your build really matters a lot in this – more than probably any other tank I’ve had:

      1)The vapor can be super wet, which is really nice. It’s the quality that a lot of people assign to Toots and all that, and it is super pleasant. It reminds me of when I used to drip.

      2) Twisted Ni200 builds are kickin’ rad in this tank, but the thing you need to be careful about is that it will absolutely eat your liquid. You’re pretty much drinking it, but the builds are so wet and so warm I was happy with being single for once.

      3) Standard spaced/micro coils are excellent in this as well, with whatever diameter you please (as long as you can have enough cotton in there to keep the wicking holes blocked up).

      4) Mesh is fucking CRAZY in this tank. I need to try some other mesh combos because I was dumping a lot of liquid with #200SF, but I’m a chain vaper like I’m paid for it.

  • This tank is incredibly easy to live with. Disassembly is a breeze, as is cleaning it out. Washing it between flavors is super simple with just some warm water. I just did a warm rinse between mint chocolate chip last night and some Pumpkin Spice Latte flavors, and I’m not getting any of the mint chocolate in this tank.
  • The drip tip is kind of the odd man out – I don’t hate it, but it seems so wide and large that it strikes me as out of place on the atty. I popped on a delrin JMK Pico+ and couldn’t be happier with it. I may try a few others out there, but it just isn’t striking me the way it should be. The Kabuki drip tip is also pretty solid on the Hurricane 1.3 as well.
  • Temperature control is a dream in this tank. The Hurricane is way more consistent than either the Squape R or Rose V2-S on my TC mods.

But this tank is expensive – quite so at anywhere between $170 and $190 depending on the site. The performance for plain old flavor is barely better than the Squape R or Rose V2-S, and I’ve got to say I gravitate back to my Origenny for flavor after I’ve gotten a little too much Hurricane, and this one is more expensive than all of those.

So, who is this tank for?

This tank is for people who want something that is significantly easier to live with than either the Rose or Squape. It’s for people who are fans of temperature control. It’s for people who want versatility with their wick and wire materials (seriously, mesh tastes so good in this, try it – just make sure you use something that wicks a little more slowly than #200SF with thinner liquids).

If you, like me, are ruled by convenience, the Hurricane is the way to go. If you need glass or don’t care so much about TC, do yourself a favor and pick up a Squape R[S] with a B deck. The atties at this end of the spectrum kind of get all muddled in which-one-is-better-than-which, so it’s kind of about features and quality of life, and the Hurricane is all about quality of life.

The Hurricane 1.3 by E-Phoenix can be found at Hardcore Vapers, and a variety of other places.

Author: New Fat Mike

I herald a gilded future of Gennies and Genny accessories.