The Uwell Crown 2 has had a lot of mixed reviews since it’s debut. There are some who said the flavor created by coils was absolutely awful and others who gave it two thumbs up. I really liked the way it looked, so I decided to do a bit of a gamble and I bought one from Direct Vapor to find out for myself.
Crown II Review
The Crown II has had some mixed reviews, but here is what I found out.
The Uwell Crown 2 comes a tin container. It’s packaged nicely and includes everything you need to get started.
The Crown II includes:
- Crown II assembled tank
- One extra quartz glass tube
- Preinstalled 0.25ohm coil
- Extra 0.5ohm coil
- Spare o-rings
- User Manual
- A sticker
The Crown II has a pretty large tank capacity. It can hold up to 5 ml of eLiquid. It weighs approximately 66 grams. Its a stainless steel construction and utilizes a quartz glass tube to hold the eJuice. There are three colors you choose from; black, stainless steel and coffee, which is the color I bought. It looks more like a copper or bronze to me. The coffee color is not as easy to find as the stainless steel and black, but Direct Vapor has them in stock here.
The Uwell Crown Tank Assembly
The tank measures 62mm by 24mm.
The tank uses a Delrin tip and it’s a top filling tank. The top assembly easily screws on and off and they claim it’s an anti-leaking top fill. So far, it hasn’t leaked at all.
If you take a look below, there is a juice tank locking screw which has to be unscrewed in order to fully break down the tank assembly for cleaning.
The Airflow adjustment at the bottom of the tank works nicely. It has a built in stop on each side provides up to four options in airflow adjustment. A word of advice, this airflow must be completely shut when filling the tank with vape juice. If it’s open, even just slightly, there will be some leakage.
Uwell Crown 2 Coils
The Uwell Crown II uses three types of atomizers:
- SUS316 0.25Ω Parallel Coil rated for 60w-100w
- SUS316 0.5Ω Parallel Coil rated for 50w-80w
- 0.8Ω Kanthal Parallel Coil rated for 35w-55w
There is an RBA option with the crown II. It’s not included with this kit, but it can be bought separately for under $15.00.
The coils are nicely designed and packaged with a transparent plastic seal. They have a bullet shape with four very large juice holes. There are also four air holes around the tip of the coil for improved airflow. If you want large clouds, go with the 0.25 ohm coil. For best flavor, the 0.8 ohm coils are the best choice. For those who want decent clouds without sacrificing the taste, the 0.5 ohm coils are the way to go.
How it Performed
So here is my experience with the Crown II. I received the Uwell Crown II about two weeks ago. When I first tried it, it tasted awful. Everyone knows what burnt hair smells like, right? That’s exactly how it tasted. It was so bad, that I unscrewed the atomizer and threw it away. I thought I lost that gamble and wasted $30.00.
It was perplexing to me. How can something designed so well taste so badly? I was thinking it has to be something to do with coil element, the machinery oil used to make the coils, or the type of organic cotton being used. It just didn’t add up.
So I looked at the instruction manual – you know, that’s the last thing men do when they are putting something together- and I realized I missed an important step. Take a look at this image.
Uwell clearly states that you must saturate the inside of the coil. They even capitalize the word INSIDE. What I was doing was saturating the cotton from the outside. But as you can see, the image is slightly misleading. Although they stress to saturate the inside of the coil, the image displays vape juice being applied on the cotton via the outside of the coil.
So I popped in a new coil and saturated the hell out of it. I put enough juice on the inside of the coil that I saw it seeping out the juice holes on the side. I put the tank back together again, refilled it with some fresh vape juice, let it sit for about 5 minutes and bingo! The tank performed beautifully and the flavor was, and still is, fantastic.
Those who may have had a bad experience with this tank probably did exactly what I did and not completely saturate the coil from the inside. Another possibility is that they redesigned the coils. But in any case, if you don’t saturate the inside, the taste is going to be awful and it won’t be a pleasant vaping experience.
The Uwell Crown II is a great tank - IF you follow the directions. The coils must be completely saturated in order to enjoy vaping this tank. But overall, the tank and coils are well designed, long lasting and provide a great vaping experience.
- Well designed
- Excellent top fill
- No leakage
- Coils must be heavily saturated before use