What Are The Best Sub Ohm Tanks To Buy? We Take A Look At our Top Picks For 2017 – So Far…
Updated June 2017 – To inlude TPD Compliant Vape Tanks
If you have been vaping for any amount of time you have likely come across the word ‘sub ohm’ or ‘sub ohm vaping’, if you are not sure what this is then take a moment to read the following guides:
This guide will purely look at some of the best sub ohm tanks available today. And believe me there are lots to choose from!
Just a couple of things to keep in mind if you are new to sub ohm gear. These are important –
- Be sure your e cig device or batteries can handle the extra battery power these tanks need to perform. Check out our recommended box mods for sub ohm compatible vaping devices.
- Not all devices are compatible with the most popular 0.5ohm coil.
- Many devices aren’t compatible with tanks that use 0.2ohm coils!
- Sub ohm tanks are not for use with standard vape pens / EGO batteries.
- Just because these kind of tanks are available doesn’t mean you need one.
- Sub ohm vaping is generally geared towards direct lung inhale vapers.
- They also spit out huge clouds so if you are planning on using one of these vape tanks when you go out then it may not be suitable. These aren’t made for stealth vaping!
- They can go through e-juice in double quick time!
Reading back it sounds like I’m trying to put you off! Far from it, sub ohm tanks can provide a fantastic vaping experience that can surpass ‘most’ standard clearomiser tanks.
If sub ohm vaping isn’t for you, check out our recommended vape tank for mouth to lung vaping.
OK, enough of that. Lets get to the reason we are here and dig into some of the best quality sub ohm tanks available right now.
These are in no particular order and are based on what we have used so far! We will be adding to the list when we review other great sub ohm vape tanks.
Our Recommended Sub Ohm Tanks
TPD Compliant Tanks (Under 2ml)
Aspire Cleito EXO Sub Ohm Tank
The Aspire Cleito EXO is the latest version of arguably one of the most popular sub ohm tanks of the last year, the Cleito.
While there are differences the Cleito EXO definitely delivers when it comes to flavour, especially with the 0.16Ohm coil. It’s outstanding.
Add to that improved design (in my opinion) and the ability to carry on using coils from the original Cleito (not 120W) and there’s not much to dislike. Just be sure your vape mod is capable of firing 0.16Ohm coils. If of course you are buying to use with them.
- Comes with 2 X 0.16Ohm coils
- 2ml tank capacity to comlpy with EU Regulations
- Excellent flavour from stock coils.
SMOK Spirals Sub Ohm Tank
The SMOK Spirals tank has entered the vaping scene a little under the radar in the past few months. Likely overshadowed by cloud chucking, power hungry tanks that have been coming to market.
It shouldn’t be overlooked, however. The Spirals tank, ilke the Cleito EXO, isn’t exactly a cloud chasers dream, but it does offer flavour by the bagful.
For the coil builders amongst us the Spirals also comes with an RBA head as well as two stock coils. Giving options galore.
Finish it off with a solid, trademark SMOK build quality and this is another sub ohm tank we can advise you to add to your shortlist.
- Comes with 2 X Coils (0.3Ohm and 0.6Ohm)
- RBA head included. Suitable for single coil builds
- Not for cloud chasers but if you are all about the flavour then this is a good option
SMOK TFV8 Baby Beast – EU Edition
The SMOK TFV8 Baby Beast is of course the smaller sibling to the outstanding TFV8 Cloud beast tank.
The Baby Beast is a more compact design coming in with a 2ml capacity but still offers stellar flavour and huge vapour performance.
The top-fill design makes filling super easy and the wide array of coils available gives you numerous vaping experiences.
Like it’s big brother it does like to drink the juice but we think that the trade off is worth it.
If you are on the look out for clouds and flavour then the Baby Beaast will give you both. You won’t be disappointed.
- Excellent flavour and plenty of clouds
- 2 Coils Included: 1x V8 Baby Q2 Core (0.4ohm coil pre-installed) and 1x V8 Baby T8 Core (0.15 ohm octuple coils)
- 2ml capacity tank
Our Recommended Sub Ohm Tanks
2ml+ Not TPD Complaint – Can Be purchased From The USA and Overseas Stores.
Apollo Phazer Tank
The Apollo Phazer tank was a real surprise for us here at Ecigclick. Neil (one of our vape reviewers) was completely blown away with the tanks performance. Or as Neil put it:
It blew me away to be honest – this is a flavoursome cloud chucking monster and I love it!
This is one hell of a sub ohm tank that is seriously relegating my Aspire Cleito and Atlantis Evo into second and third positions
Neil says it how it is! So for him to have a reaction like that to a tank it needs to be noted 🙂
Back to the features!
The Apollo Phazer has a 3.5ml capacity and a system that allows you to control the flow of juice to your coil.
Add top filling to this and we have a tank that is very easy to use, even for newer vapers.
The Phazer tank comes complete with two coils. X1 0.5 Ohm and X1 0.2 Ohm.
If you are looking for flavour this is your tank.
- 2 X Coil Heads (0.2 and 0.5 Ohm)
- Top Fill
- Juice flow control
- Exceptional flavour
Aspire Cleito Sub Ohm Tank
The Aspire Cleito recently came a close second in the Ecigclick Awards – ‘Best Sub Ohm tank’ category. For good reason too!
The flavour on the Cleito tank is fantastic, clouds are plenty and the build quality excellent.
All down to the huge Clapton coils.
The best thing… It’s a relative bargain in the world of sub ohm tanks.
The Cleito works a little different from other tanks in that the coil head (which is a big fella) acts as the chimney as well.
Easy to fill by unscrewing the top piece there a few downsides to this tank. If I were to choose one it would be that you can’t change the coil when the tank has e juice in it.
This still hasn’t stopped the Cleito from being my go-to tank that I have been personally using on a daily basis for the last year.
- Comes with 2 Clapton coils: 0.2 (55W-70W) & 0.4ohm (40W-60W)
- Decent 3.5ml tank capacity
- Comes with vape bands to aid in heat dissipation (I don’t personally use these)
The Aspire Cleito coils are compatible with many vape box mods, of which are top picks are below. if you have a box mod already just be sure it can handle at least 0.4Ohms and preferably 0.2Ohms.
SMOK TFV8 Cloud Beast
UPDATE: The TFV8 recently won 1st place in the Ecigclick Vape Awards 2016 for ‘Best Sub Ohm Tank’. Voted for by thousands of vapers!
The Smok TFV8 tank is one of the most popular sub ohm tanks on the market and a follow to the game changer that was the TFV4.
The TFV8 manages to improve both the clouds and flavor offered by it’s predecessor.
This isn’t a sub ohm tank for every vaper though.
First up, the coils in the TFV8 like a drink!
Secondly, this tank needs a higher powered box mod to get the best out of it. So if your vape mod has a maximum of 40-50W then you may want to pass on this one.
If you do have a mod that can get the best from the TFV8 and you like your clouds then you won’t get much better than this.
The all around performance is remarkable.
Add the excellent (and easy to build on) RBA deck and the possibilities are endless with the TFV8 tank.
Read our full SMOK TFV8 review here.
- 0.15ohm Octuple Coil Head – Recommended use between 90-250W
- V8-Q4 Quadruple Coil Head – Recommended use between 50-180W
- RBA head with Dual Clapton coils
- Named ‘The Cloud Beast’ for good reason!
Innokin iSub Apex Tank
Developed by Innokin, one of the biggest e cig brands in the world, the iSub Apex tank is perfect for new and long standing vapers alike.
It’s one of the easiest tanks I have used to date with it’s top filling and easy coil swap system. No fuss and no e-juice mess. The coils can be replaced with a full tank of e-juice.
Any vaper will be up and running with this in no time.
Add to this the Apex Prism technology and we have a tank that provides a great sub ohm vaping experience.
The Innokin Apex comes with two 0.5ohm coils as standard.
We recommend the 5ml version of the tank but both are excellent.
- 2 X 0.5ohm Coils – Peak coil performance 20-30 Watts
- Top filling system – Refill your tank quickly
- Easy swap coil system – Can swap coils even when tank is full of e liquid.
Kanger Toptank Mini
Along with the Aspire Atlantis, the Subtank from Kanger was the tank that made sub ohm vaping available to the masses.
Since it’s release, Kanger have update the tank with the Toptank. Which, as the name suggests, it a topfill version.
The Kanger Toptank Mini comes complete with an RBA deck for those wanting to rebuild their own coils and two coil heads. X1 Ni200 coil for use with temperature control devices and X1 Kanthal organic cotton Coil.
95% of the time I personally just use the Kanger OCC 0.5 Ohm coils.
The Toptank Mini is a great looking tank that is easy to use and performs a treat in both the flavour and vapour department.
If you are considering building your own coils then this tank provides a great starting point.
If, however, you just want a solid tank with replaceable coils then you won’t go far wrong here.
- Comes with 1 x 0.5ohm and 1 x 0.2ohm Ni200 coil – (0.5ohm coil 20-30 Watts) (0.2ohm coil to be used only with temperature control devices, not in wattage mode)
- Good 4ml capacity tank
- Top-fill design making it easy to fill on the go.
- Comes with a RBA deck and lots of accessories
Uwell Crown Tank
The Uwell Crown tank has thousands of vape fans that rate this as one of the best sub ohm vape tanks for flavour.
Add to this the hefty cloud production and you have a true sub ohm tank that ticks all the boxes.
It may be one of the older tanks on the list but don’t let that put you off! It still holds it’s own with many of the newer sub ohm tank on the market.
- Excellent for both flavour and clouds
- Comes with 3 coils
- 4ml capacity tank
Geekvape Eagle Tank
The Geekvape Eagle tank has taken a new approach to sub ohm vaping. And what a great approach it is!
Geekvape have steered away from offering your standard disposable coil heads in favour of re-wickable HBC (Hand Built Coil) coil heads.
These basically offer pre-built coil heads, over 20 options, for vapers that have always liked the idea of re-buildable heads but didn’t like the ‘building’ side of things.
Geekvape have covered all the main coil head options here with the likes of Tiger, Staple Staggered Fused Clapton, Staggered Fused Clapton, Clapton, Caterpillar, Juggernaut, Notch to name a few.
All you need to do is re-wick with cotton as and when you need! Simple hey?
The good news is the Eagle tank isn’t just a gimmick, the HBC coil heads on a whole perform a treat. The Geekvape Eagle with the HBC options is sure to keep even the most ardent vaper busy for a good while to come.
- 2 X HBC Heads
- Choice of over 20 HBC coil head options
- Top filling system – Refill your tank quickly
What is the best sub ohm tank you have used? Let us know what your favorite is in the comments below!