Last updated on January 9th, 2020
The Halo Triton Tank – For Beginner and Intermediate Level Vapers
The Halo Triton Tank System was one of the first “second-generation” vaping devices. It was a big a step up from a “cigalike” – a traditionally styled e-cigarette. The Triton is a thicker, heavier, eGo-type e-cigarette; meaning the tip doesn’t light up. This model is still very popular and can boast a long, successful track record.
If you’re ready to move up to the intermediate level of vaping, or if you prefer to look like you’re vaping rather than smoking, the Halo Triton Tank E-Cigarette is still a good choice.
To start, I was really impressed with the sturdy packaging which looks like a jewelry case. This is a cut above your basic cardboard and plastic throw away box. It’s black and padded…very classy, except it did have a strange “packaging” aroma I didn’t like.
The Triton Tank starter kit comes with two batteries in your choice of 4 colors, two clearomizers (called Crystal Clear Tanks), a usb charger, a wall charger and a cone. (more on that coming up).
Halo Triton’s tanks (clearomizers) are as solid as a tank and easy to fill, but what sets this system apart from other “add your own e-liquid” e-cigs is that the Tank holds about 65% more e-liquid than standard cartomizers and it can last up to two days depending on your vaping style.
I also like the fact that you fill it from the top (near the mouthpiece) rather than the bottom (near the battery). This greatly reduces the chance that the liquid will leak into the battery or spill all over the place if you forget to turn your ecig upside down when you remove the tank. (That’s only necessary with bottom coil clearomizers). Dripping in your eliquid is also easier than in other tanks since the center draw hole is raised above the threads making it almost impossible to get ejuice into the wrong place.
Halo’s clearomizer tanks are pretty clear, so you can see how much e-juice has been used. These clearomizers, unlike some refillable ones have no polyfill that can get in the way of the taste.
One big downside to a Halo Clearomizer is that it’s made of plastic, not pyrex. It is; however strong and I’ve never had my Triton Tank crack while using another company’s acidic e-juices like some banana or citrus flavors. Halo, (like most ecig companies that sell ejuice) recommend their own line of eliquids, but you can use e-liquids from any company.
Inside the tank there’s a coil which heats the liquids. The Triton Tank kit comes with a 2.4 ohms coil which is mid-range and makes for a pleasant vape with major vapor volume that doesn’t burn your throat like coils with lower, hotter ohms. If you do want a stronger throat hit Halo sells coils in lower resistants levels. Many people have complained that the newer coils now offered don’t last very long. It can depend on what e-liquid you use. Thicker e-liquids (including Halo’s Belgian Cocoa) can shorten the life of your atomizer.
The Triton Tank System is quite versatile in that you can use one of Halo’s e-juice filters (called Cartomizers) instead of the tank. You can buy Halo’s e-liquid Cartomizers pre-filled with e-liquid or blank if you want to add your own e-juice.
I might add that Halo’s tanks and cartridges are designed to fit only Halo products. The threading may look like a 510 eGo, but it’s not.
There’s a mysterious plastic cone in the kit and it took me a while to figure out that it fits over a Halo Cartomizer, but not the Clearomizer that comes in this kit. It doesn’t fit on the Tank and is only good if you add Cartomizers to your kit order.
Getting back to the positive; Halo’s Triton Tank Batteries come in 12 attractive colors and are available from 400 to 1300 mAh for those seeking longer usage times between charges. I tested a mid-rage 650 mAh which has a voltage running at approximately 3.7 – 4.2 Volts. It gave me a smooth, flavorful vape and lasted for about 2 days before I needed to re-charge.
If you’re concerned about safety, the button activated battery has a 10-second cut of feature should the firing button be inadvertently pressed.
I was really impressed by the taste of Halo’s e-liquids. Recently Halo started including a 30ml e-liquid of your choice in the Triton Tank Starter Kit.
American made e-juices are becoming the norm amongst savvy vapers and Halo’s U.S. made e-liquids are quickly gaining the reputation of being one of best. I tested several flavors and was pleasantly surprised that Prime 15 actually tasted like tobacco. Cafe Mocha, Belgian Cocoa were also true to the name. Their Gourmet Flavors range from traditional to exotic and they won’t disappoint. You can also buy e-liquids in economical large bottles.
The Halo E-Cig Triton Tank System produces full vapor; thicker in volume than any cigalike including Halo’s G6 model, (which I also reviewed).
A Note About Chargers and E-Liquids
The Trident Tank USB charger may look like it can accommodate Halo’s traditional G6 e-cigarette, (or any other brand of e-cigarette), but Halo makes a strong point of saying USB chargers are NOT interchangeable. The threading on the USB may look and work with other batteries but it can be a dangerous mix due to the higher voltage. Batteries can burn out or in very rare cases, experience thermal runaway;- a nice way of saying it can explode.
I wish more companies (and e-cig reviewers) would make a point of discouraging the mixing of E-cigarette batteries with non-product specific chargers. At least Halo, unlike some e-cigarette companies print their logo on both the wall charger and the USB charger. I wish they would add “Triton” to the USB as it does have a higher voltage than the USB used for the Halo G6 model.
Regarding nicotine levels, Halo’s range from Zero nicotine to 24mg.
Remember, e-liquids should be kept away from children and pets, although according to CDC reports, nicotine is not nearly as dangerous as everyone once thought.
All in all the Triton Tank System is a high quality, easy to use e-cigarette that delivers outstanding vapor production. I rate it a 9.0 .
Best E-Cigarette Guide’s Rating – 9.0
- Excellent vapor volume
- Solid, well-made, attractive styling
- U.S. made e-liquids with outstanding taste
- Easy to assemble and clean
- Battery is available in a variety of fixed voltages.
- Plastic Clearomizer may crack with non-Halo citrus e-liquids.
- As with all ecigs, caution must be taken not to use a USB charger other than the one included in the kit.
- Halo’s tanks cannot be used with any other eGo vaporizer.