Nick Takes A Look The Sense Herakles Pro, a brand new tank from one of the best brands in the business
If you vape, you will know about Sense. The company is one of the best tank-makers in the business and it has earned plenty of rep in the past couple of years with BIG releases like the Herakles Plus and the Herakles RTA – two of our favourite tanks.
Today we take a look at the Herakles Pro which is the company’s latest flagship tank. Will the Herakles Pro surpass its predecessors? Or is the Herakles Pro not quite up the company’s usually high standards?
I just spent a couple of weeks testing the Herakles Pro out. Read on to find out how I got along with it…
Herakles Pro Review: Packaging
On the front of the packaging we see the words Sense Herakles Pro at the top and the bottom has the Sense Lion logo, some pin striping and a lightning bolt round out the package.
The backside of the front sleeve cover really has nothing, a very basic sleeve from Sense. Pulling off the sleeve reveals the thing we are after, the Herakles Pro.
Wrapped in an acrylic case and showcased nicely we have the Herakles Pro on the left side and the right side has some introduction to the Herakles Pro. Turning the case around we see some information and the contents of the package:
- Herakles Pro Subtank
- 1 – 0.4ohm Tri-Parallel Pro Coil
- 1 – 1.8ohm MTL Pro Coil
- 1 – Additional Replacement Glass
- 1 Pack of O-Rings
Not a bad haul with the Herakles Pro, I would like to see all tanks come this way.
Herakles Pro Review: Appearance
The look of the Herakles Pro is a bit different to previous releases from the company. You have your base and the your glass section bows out a bit from the base and your top piece is the same size as the base.
Really weird at first, but with a 5mL tank capacity I see why Sense went this route – they opted for short and stubby over long and tall. A wise move in my book, so, kudos to Sense.
The Herakles Pro has no defects at all, no rough edges, no roughened threads, all the pieces fit together perfectly. All the threading on the Herakles Pro is smooth, the seals are tight and perfect. The top fill holes are now a bit bigger which is a very nice addition to the Herakles Pro.
The removable Drip Tips can be replaced with your favourite 510 Drip Tips. The best feature to me about the liquid valve juice control is the fact that the Herakles Pro does not say on the tank the infamous “On-Off” that the Herakles Plus said.
One last plus to the Herakles Pro is the fact that the Pro has it’s own, custom coils but Herakles Plus coils are still 100% compatible. It’s that kind of thinking that wins you customers and awards, and I’m glad Sense is still thinking with its head on straight in this regard.
Herakles Pro Review: Performance
I didn’t test the 1.8ohm MTL (Mouth To Lung) coil because I only sub-ohm vape, so I will only be talking about the 0.4ohm coil. With that out of the way, let us continue. After cleaning of the Herakles Pro tank I primed the 0.4ohm coil with some 120 Cream Pop eJuice and then put the Herakles Pro together and filled the tank with ease, thanks to the larger juice slots up top.
Then I opened up the juice control all the way and let the Herakles Pro sit for about 5mins to ensure sufficient wicking of the coil. The 0.4ohm coil is rated 30-100W so I started off at 30W and I have no idea why the coil is rated for 30W because you barely, and I mean BARELY get anything. It started getting vapeable at 42.5W. A simple issue that Sense can fix but not a deal breaker.
Taking the Herakles Pro 0.4ohm coil through my testing using 5W increments was sort of surprising. The Herakles Plus has top airflow that goes to the bottom of the coil to help with flavour, the Herakles Pro does not so I wasn’t expecting the same level of flavour that the Herakles Plus has.
After the coil breaking was done (about half a tank) the surprise happened. The Herakles Pro has out done the Herakles Plus in the flavour and cloud department. I ran the Herakles Pro from 45W on up to 115W and the coil performed very well. Flavour was amazing and the clouds were enormous. Excellent stuff all round.
Running 80VG eJuice was no problem. I did switch flavours 3 times and just like the Herakles Plus coil the Herakles Pro coil switches to the new flavour after a few draws without any remnants of the other flavour.
The Herakles Pro never got hot; just warm, but not too warm. The Drip Tips is delrin insulated surrounded by stainless steel which makes vaping at higher wattages a breeze.
Herakles Pro Review: Final Thoughts and Conclusion
The Herakles Pro is by far the best sub-ohm tank to date. Perhaps the Crown v2 might take the “Crown” but we can only wait for that review (in the next few days!). Having 5mL capacity, very good flavour, very good clouds and great coils is what makes the Herakles Pro a stand out for me.
It’s designed to hell and back and works like a charm. I was expecting this tank to be amazing, but it surpassed even my loftiest expectations. Sort of like the new Star Wars movie. I knew it’d be good, but I just don’t expect it to be THAT good.
Sense is fast becoming my favourite tank-maker in the vaping industry.
Go buy one, you will love it.