The New Aspire Cleito Sub Ohm Tank With New Chimney Design

Aspire e cigs seem to have been biding their time with new releases over the last year with just a handful of products such as the Aspire Triton / Triton 2, the Pegasus and the Mini Odyssey being their main focus.

UPDATE: Check Out Our Aspire Cleito EXO review – The Latest Cleito Tank

The Aspire Cleito tank is something a little bit different in the sub ohm tank world in that the coil itself replaces the standard chimney design that is used in most tanks currently available. Aspire Cleito Review

Lets get stuck straight in to the review.

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In The Box

The Cleito comes in a tidy long acrylic case and includes the following:

  • Cleito tank
  • 1 X Spare Pyrex Glass tank
  • 2 X Clapton Coils – 0.2Ohm (already installed) and 0.4ohm
  • 4 X Rubber Vape bandsAspire Cleito Review

Main Specs

  • 3.5ml Juice capacity
  • 22mm Diameter
  • 52mm height when on tank
  • 304 Stainless Steel Construction
  • Delrin wide bore drip tip
  • Top Fill
  • 0.2 ohm (55-70W) / 0.4 ohm (40-60W) Clapton coils
  • 3 Airflow holes
  • Compatible with 510 drip tips
  • Nice clean design

Build Quality & Design

The Aspire Cleito tank is available in stainless steel and black, the former of which I have for review.

It has a great, clean looking design which fits my tastes perfectly, the build quality is spot on and feels solid in the hand as well.

Ecigclick Awards Aspire Cleito Runner Up Best TankThousands of votes came in for the Cleito in the Ecigclick Awards 2016, coming runner up for the Best Sub Ohm Tank category.

Very good going and thoroughly deserved!

There have been loads of tanks recently that are big things (SMOK TFV4) and while there is nothing wrong with that the Cleito just looks great sat on most mods.

The majority of the tank is clear glass with the stainless steel base and top cap finishing things of a treat. One of the main reasons of course for the cleaner looks and smaller form factor is that the coil head itself acts as the chimney, something that you don’t see on the majority of tank designs.Aspire Cleito Review

This just removes that extra space that is needed to accommodate the chimney structure and keeps a reasonable 3.5ml capacity while keeping the overall size and weight to a minimum.

The tank itself breaks down into 4 main parts (base, glass, top cap and coil) so is easily cleaned when needed. The black Delrin mouth piece can also be removed so you can pop your favorite 510 coil on there if you prefer.aspire cleito tank parts

Top Filling

The top fill cap is simple enough to operate, just a case of unscrewing the top, dripping the juice and replacing the cap.

The thing I like about refilling with the Cleito is that there is a lot of space in between the coil and the tank to fill so you can pretty much fit the end of a glass pipette down the side and squeeze away.Aspire Cleito review

The tank doesn’t, due to the one piece chimney/coil design, allow you to swap coils out when there is e juice in the tank. So be sure it’s empty or you will get e liquid all over the place.

Coil Heads

The coil heads are HUGE! Not surprising though considering they also act as the chimney in the tank itself.

There are 3 large wicking holes around the coil, the cotton seems to run in two layers within the coil.Aspire Cleito Review

There is a thin outer layer, that is the visible part that can be seen through the wicking holes, then internally there is a thicker wrap of cotton around the coil itself within a secondary wall.

The coil itself looks to take up around 3/4 of the chimney.Aspire Cleito Review

So all very simple on the build side of things. It almost looks too basic at first glance when compared to other sub ohm tanks.

Don’t let that put you off though because it offers anything but basic performance, we will come to that next.

How Does The Aspire Cleito Tank Perform?

Using the tank with the already installed Aspire Cleito 0.2ohm Clapton coil I filled up with a dessert favorite of mine, Vaporfi Grandma’s Apple Pie.

The coil is rated by Aspire to be best used from 55-70W.

After waiting 5 minutes for the cotton and coils to take on the e juice (would be advised to prime the visible wicks on the side with e juice as well) I took my first drag low at 40W which was, as expected a cool draw although flavor was good.Aspire Cleito Review

Straight up to the recommended minimum at 50W and now things are getting better.

The flavor for me at this setting is coming through superbly and the vapor volume very impressive.

The fact that there is a straight flow from the Clapton coil to the mouth must help with the flavor.

Jumping to 60W and as expected the warmth increasing and the flavor still excellent and the clouds are getting thick. The wide open chimney airflow of the coil helps produce masses of clouds.

I did top out at 70W and while the Cleito handled it well this, for my tastes and e liquid used, was too warm a vape.

I finally settled on 55W and the fruits of the Ceasefire e-liquid were clean and fresh, some seriously impressive flavor coming through. Definitely brings out the best of the e juice I am using for sure.

So much so that I had drained the tank in no time at all. Yes… It does go through the e liquid pretty quick, not as thirsty as the TFV8 by Smok but still something to keep in mind.Aspire Cleito review

At the higher wattage’s as well I did find that the base of the tank did get a fair bit of heat running through it as did the stainless steel top cap.

The Delrin drip tip however did it’s job and remained cool.

But as I was vaping mainly around the 35W mark I didn’t find this an issue. This is one of the reasons Aspire have also included the rubber bands in the Cleito kit.

They fit around the top cap to dissipate heat and prevent getting hot steel coming in contact with the lips. So if you do vape at the higher wattage range then you may want to test with these rings in place.

Also, I found that the heat of the tank is generally when hitting it 4 or 5 times on the bounce. If you go for the Cleito just take your time and try not to take numerous drags one after another.

Aspire Cleito Sub Ohm tank

The airflow also works well to tighten up your draw if that is a preference for you. I personally liked to keep it fully open.

Oh…. And I experienced zero leaking which it a definite plus point!

Anything I don’t Like About The Aspire Cleito?

There are not a whole load of things that I don’t like about the Cleito, certainly nothing that will put me off using it going forward or recommending it.

But here are a few things that I think are worth mentioning.

The main thing for me is that the coils cannot be replaced when the tank has e-liquid in it. Bit of a pain if your coils give up when you are half way through a tank full of e juice.

If you find yourself in this position then you will need to carefully pour remaining juice back in to the bottle before replacing or if you may be able to ‘suck’ it out with a pipette if of course you used one in the first place to fill.

The second thing is that I found on occasion that when I was unscrewing the top cap piece to refill the tank that the coil would sometimes move with it. So basically unscrewing itself from the base.

This only happened once after many refills and the problem was likely due to me screwing the top cap on too tight as this screws into the top of the coil/chimney. Just keep an eye out for this when refilling and don’t over tighten the top.

I would also recommend that when you remove the top to refill that you just check the coil/chimney part is securely screwed onto the base before replacing the top cap piece.

The last thing is that there was slight spit back as well which is more noticeable when the wattage is cranked up past 65W.

Final Aspire Cleito Review Verdict

The Aspire Cleito is up at the top of the pile when it comes to providing some of the best flavor available from a sub ohm tank that I have used. The clouds it produces are also pretty impressive.

The simplicity of the tank and the new coil/chimney design makes it a breeze to use and looks great on top of the Cool Fire 4 Plus I was using for this review.

Pricing is also very good with the Cleito kit available for around £19/20 in the UK/Europe and $24.95 State side.

Pro’s

  • Superb flavor from the Clapton coils
  • Plenty of vapor production
  • Very well priced tank
  • Clean design
  • Very good build quality
  • I didn’t experience any leaking
  • Good coil life

Con’s

  • Tank needs to be empty to swap coils
  • Can get a touch hot with higher wattage (Bands are provided to dissipate heat)

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20 COMMENTS

  1. I have this tank since about 2 months. I didn’t have any leakage issue. Sure you need to empty your tank before changing the coil, but it’s easy to change. But I find the coils don’t last long enough, surprisingly (guy at store told me it lasts longer than the coils I had on my previous tank and I didn’t question it seeing the size of the coil). On the first days it’s wow, good flow, good taste… but It doesn’t last more than 5-6 days for me since it starts to burn my throat. Same for the 0.2 and the 0.4. It doesn’t look too used, the coton is not black, but has the symptoms of a burnt coil. Of course I vape a lot, but I didn’t have this issue with my previous tank, which was a Kangertech. And the issue is not because of my liquid cause I tried different ones and it always does that. I vape 70-80vg 3mg quality liquids, at 40w. And at 25$ the pack of 5 coils, sure the tank price is cheap but all my money goes on the coils… am I the only one having this issue? Thanks.

    • Hi Marilyn,

      Different coils from different manufacturers can last different amount of time.

      Can I ask what Kanger coils you were using and at what wattage?

      I am using the Cleito as I write this (have been since it’s release) and I do now and then get that burnt taste.

      This is mainly down to me doing a little chain vaping at the time!

      What I do is just take the wattage down when I get to that stage (on the first instance), and just give the cotton time to re-wick. Or in other words allow the e-liquid to soak back into the coils.

      It’s a rare occasion but sometimes I vape and don’t give the coil chance to soak up the juice before having another vape.

      So maybe try taking the wattage down a touch when you have the issue and see if that helps.

      I normally get 1-2 weeks from a coil (dependent on how sweet my juice is) vaping at around 30W.

      Let me know how you get on Marilyn!

      Thanks

      Jonny

    • I have the cleito tank, also found that the coils didn’t last long, so I bought the cleito rta deck and the bubble glass, now it’s the only tank I use. It’s easy to replace the coils and much less expensive.

  2. This tank has great flavour and the air holes provide a nice mix of air and vape which has made some of the flavours I’ve used on my other tanks turn from nasty to actually taste nice.

    The only drawback for me was the leaking which was enough to empty about a quarter of my tank at a time and run over my mod and down my fingers or drip off down my tea shirt. Because of this, I don’t want to use it any more as it is wasting juice and my fingers are always sticky with these leaks.

    I would say that i have a bad tank but the official UK reseller of this product has told me blank that they will not replace a leaking tank! I’m now going to stay clear of Aspire as a brand which is a shame since I’ve stuck with them for the past 3 years.

    • Hey James.. That’s a real shame! I’m a daily user of the Cleito and have been since it’s release.

      I have to say the only time I’ve had leaking is changes in air pressure, airplane cabin and going from air con room to outside heat on my holidays! Unfortunately neither of these happen too often 🙂

      I hate to see a Cleito left unused so there are a few things you can try to hopefully get the tank up and running!

      First up.. Where is it leaking? Via the airflow holes?

      What PG/VG juice ratio are you using? Higher PG juices are thinner and may be too thin for the big Cleito coils.

      A 60VG/40PG minimum is recommended although I predominately use 70VG with mine. VG has a ‘thicker’ viscosity so doesn’t flow through the coils as freely.

      How many coils have you tried? (You could have a dud)

      And the old advice of taking your tank fully apart and cleaning all internal threads (Coil and base) while checking the rubber seals can actually really work a treat.

      Check out this full e cig tank troubleshooting guide. It’s pretty much universal to most tanks that use stock coils and has a lot more info that I’d just end up repeating here.

      Let us know if you decide to give it another go James and of course how you get on!

      Thanks

      Jonny

    • It’s really a personal preference Uamir. It will also depend on the type of juice you are using.

      I personally vape the Cleito from 30-50W. Again, that changes depending on what e liquid I am using and the mood I’m in 🙂

      What I suggest is starting at 25-30W and working your way up a couple of Watts at a time.

      When you find the vape you like, that’s your setting!

      Also, remember to let your juice soak into the coil for 5 minutes before using.

      Cheers

      Jonny

      • There’s the normal wattage but then then the new settings mode where u can pre heat puff for a certain amount of time and wattage. I am genrally vaping 70/30 vg/pg.

        I often get the spitting issue from time to time so just trying to find a solution for that.

        • Not sure on the pre-heat for the iPower Uamir. But the same principles still apply, start low and work your way up. Also test various settings with the pre-heat ramp up you mention.

          Keep in mind you will want to use the device in wattage mode and not temperature control, that is unless you are using the SS316 coils that can be used in either mode.

          As for the spitting. This will likely be caused by over-wicking and liquid getting directly on the coil from time to time.

          A quick fix:

          – Take of the drip tip/mouthpiece.
          – Roll some tissue tightly and thinly or take a q tip
          – Pop this down into the center of the coil
          – This should mop up any excess liquid on the actual coil

          Check out this guide for more tips on troubleshooting coil and e cig tanks.

  3. He is beautiful! As outwardly beautiful simplicity and taste . It served like head 0.4 ohm
    Minus one. The fluid should be topped up frequently 🙂

  4. Thank you for explaining ohm’s and giving me a clear understanding as other blog sites have caused me some confusion with said ohm’s to watts.
    I upgraded my mod from mod from a itazte mvp3.0 pro with a iSub tank to a cuboid 150 with the cleito tank.
    After reading your review on the tank, I upped the wattage from 30 to 55 and the cloud and flavour is far better on VG80/20.
    The only thing now is, I can’t get near the tank after 5 or 6 large vapes as it’s too hot to get another vape off.
    Can you advise on Nickel and Titanium coils for temp control and which of the two last longer before needing replaced please. I normally clear a full tank of juice each time I go for a vape.
    Thanks

    • Hey Paul,
       
      Thanks for the comment.
       
      Have you tried the rubber cuffs that come with the Cleito? These can help to dissipate the heat somewhat.
       
      I personally vape the Cleito all the time but I tend to go easy on the amount of vapes I take in a row. So I’ll take 2/3 drags and then just chill for a few minutes and then come back to it.
       
      I guess it all comes down to your style of vaping, I am finding with the Cleito.
       
      Temp Control – That’s a pretty difficult question to answer Paul, as again it all depends on the amount you vape.
       
      Apologies for sounding to vague but the only way to find out would be for you to test each coil yourself.
       
      The only pre-built temp control coils you can use with the Cleito would be the new stainless steel coils they have. I think they are due to release more TC coils, however.
       
      They also have an RBA head, these are more advanced but you can build your own coils on this. This would be one way to improve life and longevity of your coils.
       
      I personally don’t vape Nickel or Ti coils as a primary vape as I just prefer either stainless steel (For TC and Wattage) or kanthal in wattage mode.
       
      Apologies I can’t help more with that!
       
      Cheers
       
      Jonny

  5. I am confuse about the wattage. Am I correct in assuming that this coils aren’t temp controled?

    I am using a tron tank at the moment with titanium coil temp control and really enjoying it if not for the flavor which in find bland.
    Was thinking on this tank but no sure.

    • Hi There,
       
      No the Aspire Cleito coils that come in the kit don’t support temperature control.
       
      They do have a stainless steel coil coming out, if it isn’t already, I just haven’t seen it as of yet.
       
      Are you using temp control to prevent possible dry hits/cotton burn or would you consider just using variable wattage on your device?
       
      The Cleito is a great tank for flavour, I still use this on a day to day basis.
       
      Couple of things if you are still considering buying.
       
      Be sure your mod supports stainless steel coils in TC mode. Although they will work in variable wattage mode as well.
       
      Also, be sure your mod has a decent power output as the 0.2 ohm Cleito coils work best around the 50W+ range and the 0.4 ohm coil at 40W+
      Cheers
       
      Jonny

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