HALO REACTOR SHORTY INTRO
A name recognised by veteran vapers, Halo is known more for its e-juice and e-cigarettes.
Lately, they’ve been trying their hand in the sub-ohm tank arena with the Reactor Shorty.
Let’s see how Halo’s maiden tank compares to those in an already crowded tank market…
- 2.0ml Capacity
- Coil Resistance: 0.5ohm
- Top Fill
- Tank Length: 58mm
- Tank Width: 22mm
DESIGN & PERFORMANCE
Design-wise, the Reactor Shorty looks like your regular sub ohm tank.
It has a removable top fill cap, a glass cylinder to hold the e-liquid (with a capacity of up to 2ml), and a base that houses the airflow control.
Flavour and vapour aren’t amazing compared to a lot of other sub ohm tanks, but they’re not at all bad and provide a nice vape.
I preferred using it with the airflow slightly closed, and think it performed really well as a Mouth to Lung tank.
The capacity may be on the low side, rated at 2ml, but this is simply to comply with the new TPD regulations so I won’t class this as a con.
They do have the option to manufacture and sell a separate ‘larger’ glass for the tank, but it doesn’t look as though they’ve gone down that route, which is a bit of a shame for any juice guzzlers.
So far, I haven’t had any leaking issues though if I were to nitpick, the drip tip it comes with can get a little loose. That said, for a
That said, for a first-time tank maker, Halo has done well with its Reactor Shorty.
The Halo Reactor Shorty comes with 0.5 ohm coil heads.
If you have any spare Atlantis coils laying around, you’ll be happy to know that they’re also compatible.
There are 1.5 ohm coils available to buy separately, which you’ll want to pick up if you’re a MTL vaper.
- No Option for Tank Extension – At 2ml, you may, like me, find the capacity of this tank to be on the low side. However, since this is due to regulations, you can’t really fault Halo for this. I am disappointed, however, that they haven’t given us the option to buy a larger glass tank.
- Loose Drip Tip – The drip tip can be a little loose, so take care you don’t lose it when in use.
- Versatile – Depending on the coil used (and the coil selection is great, able to use Atlantis coils), you can use the Reactor Shorty as either a direct lung or a decent mouth to lung tank.
- Top Fill – Always a thumbs up for me, and until this becomes a standard feature on all tanks (which it seems to be becoming) I’ll always list this as one of my ‘likes’.
- Affordable – You get a good tank for a low price.
- Flavour – Flavour is good with 0.5 ohm coils, though not the best I’ve come across.
- Great MTL – When you shut the airflow pretty much all the way, the Reactor Shorty becomes a very capable MTL tank.
- No Leaking Issues – So far, I’ve encountered no leaking issues.
SHOULD YOU GET THE HALO REACTOR SHORTY?
It’s certainly good for the price, but there are much better tanks around, especially for sub ohm vapers.
If you prefer sub-ohm vaping, I’d recommend something else like the more recent Baby Beast tank. It offers far superior flavour in my opinion.
If you’re in the market for a nice MTL tank, the Reactor Shorty should be on your shortlist.