May 13, 2022

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Aspire Nautilus GT Kit

Aspire Nautilus GT Kit Review

The tank is excellent. It’s well machined and you wouldn’t be able to look at it without thinking it’s high-end hardware.

Aspire Nautilus GT Kit

CND $85
4.4

Nautilus Fit and Finish

4.5/5

Glint Fit and Finish

4.0/5

Vape Quality

4.5/5

Ease of Use

4.5/5

Pros

  • GT is well machined
  • Excellent vape quality
  • Nautilus coils are easy to find

Cons

  • Mod is a bit of a mis-match

Time to look at another great collaboration, this time between Aspire and Taifun. The Nautilus was really the thing that originally got Aspire notoriety. The pyrex tank and the BDC coils gained popularity, knocking Kanger out of the top spot. That was around 2014. The Nautilus coil has seen some development after changing to the BVC coil and has remained a staple on most vape store shelves. Aspire provides the Glint mod and Taifun helped design the tank in this combo. Is this the best entry/mid-level MTL kit out there? 

Aspire Nautilus GT Kit

Aspire Glint Mod⁠

  • Up to 75W Output
  • Single 18650 Battery (not included)
  • USB-C 2A charging
  • OLED 0.91″ screen display
    • Atomizer Resistance
    • Output Temperature/Wattage
    • Output Mode and Material
    • Battery Life Indicator
  • Zinc Alloy Chassis
  • 510 Connection
  • Proprietary Aspire ASP Chipset
  • Low Voltage/ Short Circuit/ Overcharge Protection/ Overheat Protection/ Vaping Overtime Protection/ Over-discharge Protection

Aspire Nautilus GT Tank

  • 24mm Diameter
  • Top Fill System
    • Large Fill Port
  • 3ml Tank Capacity
  • Nautilus BVC Coil Family
    • 1.8 ohm
    • 1.6 ohm
      • 7-11W
    • 0.7 ohm (Mesh)
      • 20-25W
  • Adjustable Bottom Airslots
    • Five Airflow Holes
      • 1 mm
      • 1.2 mm
      • 1.5 mm
      • 1.8 mm
      • 2.5 mm
  • 510 PEI Drip Tip
Aspire Nautilus GT Kit

Disclosure: None – item was purchased for review purposes.

Packaging: The Nautilus GT Kit comes in a hard box that was sleeved and shrink-wrapped. The version I purchased was the Rose Gold tank kit that was available at Dash Vapes. I was actually waiting for just the SS tank to drop, but didn’t want to keep waiting to have one in my hands. Box is complete with extras – all you need is an 18650 battery and some e-liquid.

Fit and Finish: The kit looks great! Taifun did an excellent job on re-thinking the Nautilus – it’s styled very much like some of their own high-end products from the GT line. Everything fits snuggly and any threading is very very smooth. Tolerances are good as it looks like only correctly sized o-rings were used. The GT tank looks and feels like a high-end atty.

The Glint mod seems decent. It uses a proprietary 75w wattage-only chip that has a display similar to DNA screens. It’s very easy to use. Button is “clicky” and has a nice tactile feel to it. The battery compartment uses a sliding door instead of a latch. It seems to be pretty secure and you don’t have to deal with the battery door popping open on you.

Usage: The tank is excellent. It’s well machined and you wouldn’t be able to look at it without thinking it’s high-end hardware. The drip tip is small, and lends itself to MTL – though they could have gone with a slightly smaller bore IMO. 

Unscrew the bottom of the tank to change the coil – quarter-turn of the top opens it to reveal the two fill ports – the design is definitely Taifun. The GT tank has click-stops for the airflow settings making it easier to find your mark and stay in place.

I have mixed feelings about the mod. It is simple, and given that you’re using Nautilus coils, temp control probably won’t be something you’re looking for – but the Glint seems like a mismatch. After some use, I found the mod does mark up easily, so if you already have something to put the GT on, I’d wait for just the atty to drop instead of purchasing the kit.

Overall: Let’s be frank – there’s not a lot to tell here. The Nautilus coil has been around for a long time, so there’s little fear of coils not being available – and we all know how they vape. The new GT tank is pleasing to the eye, but in terms of vape quality – there will be little noticeable difference between other Nautilus tanks because regardless of what you put them in, the Nautilus coil itself has one way it gets airflow through the coil. That being said, the GT does look good and perform well. I prefer the vape from the included 1.6 coil over the .7 ohm one.

Final: Priced at Dash for $85 CND for the kit, it’s hard not to recommend if you enjoy the vape quality from the Nautilus family of coils. The GT atty looks and functions great – and looks great on the matching Glint mod. The mod is easy to use – my only complaint is the smooth-surfaced  Glint is a bit of a finger-print magnet and will mark up easily. I’ll definitely buy just the tank again when it becomes readily available here. Expect the tank itself to be under $40 CND when it releases.

Aspire Nautilus GT Kit

Package Contents

  • 1 Aspire Glint 75W Mod
  • 1 Aspire Nautilus GT Tank (3ml)
    • 1 – 0.7 ohm Mesh Coil – Pre-installed
    • 1 – 1.6 ohm Coil
  • Extra Glass Tube (3ml)
  • Set of O-rings
  • Type-C Charging Cable
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card
Aspire Nautilus GT Kit