Best Sub Ohm Tanks for 2017What Are The Best Sub Ohm Tanks To Buy? We Take A Look At our Top Picks For 2017 – So Far…

Updated January 2017

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 –

  1. 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.
  2. Not all devices are compatible with the most popular 0.5ohm coil.
  3. Many devices aren’t compatible with tanks that use 0.2ohm coils!
  4. Sub ohm tanks are not for use with standard vape pens / EGO batteries.
  5. Just because these kind of tanks are available doesn’t mean you need one.
  6. Sub ohm vaping is generally geared towards direct lung inhale vapers.
  7. 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!
  8. They can go through 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

Apollo Phazer Tank

Apollo Phazer Sub Ohm 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.

The Apollo Phazer review can be found here.

Features

  • 2 X Coil Heads (0.2 and 0.5 Ohm)
  • Top Fill
  • Juice flow control
  • Exceptional flavour

Aspire Cleito Sub Ohm Tank

Aspire Cleito - Best Sub Ohm Tank Runner UpThe 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 sub £20/$20. 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.

Read our Aspire Cleito review here.

Features

  • Price: £19.99 / $24.95
  • 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.

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SMOK TFV8 Cloud Beast

SMOK TFV8 Baby Beast - Runner up Best Sub Ohm TankUPDATE: 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.

Features

  • 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!

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Innokin iSub Apex Tank

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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.

Read our full Innokin Apex Tank review here.

Features

  • £27.99 / $24.99
  • 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.

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SMOK TFV8 Baby Beast

SMOK TFV8 Baby Beast - Runner up Best Sub Ohm TankThe 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 3ml 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 the SMOK TFV8 Cloud Beast is too big for you then we suggest taking a look at this tank. You won’t be disappointed.

Features

  • 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)
  • 3ml capacity tank
  • Top-Fill

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Kanger Toptank Mini

Kanger Toptank MiniAlong 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.

Features

  • 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

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Uwell Crown Tank

UWELL Crown - Runner Up Best Sub Ohm TankThe 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.

Read our Uwell Crown Review here.

Features

  • Excellent for both flavour and clouds
  • Comes with 3 coils
  • 4ml capacity tank

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Geekvape Eagle Tank

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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.

Read Our Full Geekvape Eagle Tank Review Here

Features

  • 2 X HBC Heads
  • Choice of over 20 HBC coil head options
  • Top filling system – Refill your tank quickly

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What is the best sub ohm tank you have used? Let us know what your favorite is in the comments below!

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45 COMMENTS

  1. Hi I’m using a mello 3 on a pico buy using triton clapton 0.5 coils. Love the amount of flavour buy the tank gets pretty hot and I get often get a dry burn. Using 80/20 vg between 35_40 watts. I think the mello isn’t providing juice to the coil quick enough due to the coil hole position sitting high in the tank. Can you recommend either another great tank for the triton coils or a tank which would give the same great flavour and cloud.

    • Hi Graham,

      I’d say the Apollo Phazer and Aspire Cleito are both great tanks worth looking at.

      I think you are right with regards to the dry burn and juice getting to the coils.

      Before buying another sub ohm tank though you may want to try a lower VG juice, say 60VG/40PG. VG is a thicker consistency than PG so an 80VG juice may be having trouble wicking with the Melo coils.

      • Cheers… I have to use high vg due to pg intolerance. I’ve been using pure water to help with wicking in my juice. Will check out your suggestions. Would a smok tfv4 be as good for flavour?

        • Ahh I see Graham, that makes sense then.

          Yeah the SMOK TFV4 is excellent as is the recent TFV8 tank and the latest TFV12 for flavour and they chuck out big clouds. They also wick higher VG juices well as the coils and .

          The only thing I would be careful with is the coils you can use. I misread your previous comment that you were looking between 35-40W but you do of course have the Pico that can fire upto 75W. Still, not all of the compatible SMOK coils will perform great under 75W.

          That is especially true with the TFV8 and TFV12, these have really been made to perform on high wattage mods.

          We looked at the SMOK TFV4 coils here to give you an idea.

          Also… The TFV series of tanks are real juice drinkers so just be aware of that too 🙂

          • Thanks for the update… I have isub 100 I can use but didn’t see the point of using it when the triton coils are better. I think you’ve confirmed what I was thinking which is good. On face of it I could trade the juice use for better flavour.. Was just looking at the whole picture and there are so many tanks now. Thanks again

  2. My favourite tanks for last couple of months have been the Crown 2 on fuchai 200;Atlantis mega on my RX200S; And TFV8 on asmodus minikin v2. Love these tanks, none of them ever leak, I use a Vaporesso target pro with .5 ceramic coils for when I want less cloud best flavour

      • It’s happened with many coils from different batches and the flavor takes a nose dive very quickly after I put a new one in. Lowering the voltage down to the low 40’s seems to help a bit and I’ve ordered the .50 ohm coils to see if that makes a difference.

        I vape a lot I would say and take 3-5 second drags. I assume that’s part of the problem too.

        • The 0.25ohm coil does need a fair bit of power running through it to get the best results. This will certainly have an effect on the coil life.

          Let us know how you get on with the 0.5Ohm coil. We found this to be very good for flavour and you should get more life from it. Not to mention your juice should last a little longer!

          • Jonny – Same problem with the .5’s. They are done in a day, maybe a day and a half. I’m running the .5’s at 30-35 W. Is it the juice? I smoke 70VG/30PG up to 100% VG. Is it the MOD? I’m pretty close to just buying a new tank. I LOVE the fact that the Pure is totally leak proof. Is there another leak proof tank that you would recommend over the Starre Pure? Thanks in advance.

          • Hey Matt,

            Sweet and darker coloured juices can gunk up coils more leading to less life.

            High VG liquids are thicker as well. The only thing I can think of is if you are vaping heavily and the thicker juice isn’t wicking quickly enough on the cotton within the ceramic coil head.

            This in turn could cause you to burn the cotton/wick as it may be drying out. Once the cotton is burnt the coils pretty much ruined.

            On used coil heads you may see the cotton inside may be burnt slightly at some point?

            If you have more coils try priming the coil. ie: Drip 2 or 3 drops on the cotton inside the coil. Then fill the tank and let it sit for 10 minutes. Once you’ve done that start the wattage a little lower and work your way up to break the coil in before hitting it with big watts.

            As for leak proof tanks. I suppose the disclaimer should say that no tank is 100% leak free.

            I personally use the Aspire Cleito on a daily basis and haven’t had any issues with leaking. I also get on well with the SMOK TFV8 and TFV8 Baby Beast.

          • Jonny – I got the Cleito & it’s totally awesome!!! And I can’t believe it costs less than $20!!

            Thanks so much for your advice. Greatly appreciated Jonny!! You rock!!

  3. Hi Jonny, I decided to go and buy the aspire cleito tank and I’ve been using it for almost 2 weeks now and I have not regretted that decision ever since!

    It sits perfectly on top of my smok r80 and im using it with the vape band and chuff cap with a dotmod drip tip and it looks great, although not all drip tips may suit the cleito because of the way the 510 hole is designed.

    I’ve gone back to using proof eliquids pink soda and it tastes amazing on the cleito and the flavor is so much better then my micro tvf4!

    It uses up less juice and I prefer the top screw filling method. Some people have complained about the cleito leaking but it hasn’t happened to me at all, I guess they either didn’t screw in the coil tightly enough or they might have primed it with too much liquid.

    I’ve used both coils now the 0.2 and the 0.4 and I’m impressed by both although I personally prefer the 0.4 ohm because i dont like to vape at higher wattages, im only using it on 45w and it also produces pretty great clouds!

    • Nice one Jared!

      Good to hear you getting on well with the Cleito! I’m with you on the 0.4Ohm coil. Allows for a little extra battery life and juice consumption is a little better at the lower wattage. For the price it’s hard to beat.

      I haven’t had any leaking either. I don’t count the time I forgot to drain the tank before getting on a flight. That made a mess of my bag! 🙂

  4. Using a H Priv 220 and a TFV8, currently set at 180w. I’m curious as to what my upgrade might be to better my vaping. Any advice on better cloud chasing set ups?

    • Hey Darran,

      Got to say your set up there should give some seriously dense clouds. Have you tried the various other stock coils on offer for the TFV8 and the RBA deck?

      If you are familiar with building your own coils then this would be the way you would want to go next. The likes of the iJoy Limitless RDTA+ and Wotofo Troll V2 are capable of huge clouds.

      • Yes it does to be fair and I’ve just upgraded to the t10 coils and they’re amazing! I use an Ijoy Limitless XL aswell but it’s hard to get flavour and clouds anything close to the tfv8. Plus I’m running the new coils between 200 – 250w at the moment and yes it guzzles juice (obviously) but it’s immense! Loving it! Just hoping smok have something else on the horizon.

        • Hey Darran,

          Great stuff! The T10 coils are crazy! ha

          SMOK do have some new product coming out. Mostly mods but 2 new tank, Spirals and Skyhook RDTA that look interesting!

          Wouldn’t be surprised if they add to the TFV8 coil range as well.

          Keep an eye out, we will be getting them in for review soon!

  5. Just a quick question, I’m using a smok micro one r80 with the tfv4 micro tank but I wanna change it because it just drinks way too much juice. i was thinking of either getting the aspire cleito or uwell crown which would you recommend ?

    • Hey Jared,

      It really does like a drink doesn’t it!

      I use the Cleito pretty much everyday, the big coils again like to go through juice. Although not on a TF tank level. At least for me anyway.

      The Crown out of the two will be better for juice consumption. As long as you are’nt using low resistance coils such as 0.25ohm.

      Let me know how you get on!

      • Yeah it really does other then that it’s a great tank !

        Alright thanks for the advice ! I’ll probably get one of them once I’m though with my spare coils.

      • Not sure if my reply was posted correctly.

        Yeah your right the tank does love to drink juice way too much ! And I’m using 70/30 vg but apart from that it’s a great tank.

        Apart from juice consumption what’s the performance like for the tanks ? I’ve read a reviews on both on them and it seems like they’re on par with each other but some people have said they leak a lot ?

        • Hey Jared,

          The performance as I’m sure you have read is good for both tanks.

          On a personal preference, I’m a fan of the Aspire Cleito and use this on a day to day basis. Flavour is very good and the clouds are there if you want them.

          I haven’t experienced any leaking with the juice I am using which ranges from 60/40 to 70/30. The only gripe I tend to hear is that the top of the tank can get very hot, but Aspire do include a rubber cap that sits on top of the top cap that helps with this.

          I have never had to use this myself and the tank is fine for me (heat wise) but I vape at around 30-50W depending on the coil. I also don’t tend to take more than 3 drags in a row so the tank doesn’t have chance to get super hot.

          • Thanks a lot for the advice !

            Would it be ok if I used a slightler higher vg then 70/30?

            I was 60/40 towards the cleito and I’ll probably get now. I’ve gotta wait a while though since I just bought new coils for my juice guzzler.

            I’ll leave an update once i have it and tried it out 👍

          • Be great to hear how you get on.

            The highest ratio I have used with the Cleito is 70/30. I’m pretty sure it would be OK wicking a higher VG though.

    • Try running temp control,,, i was running watts for a long time and the difference is amazing,, the other way to go is just buy pg, vg and flavors and mix it yourself,, unless your adding nicotine(wich 99.9% of shops that custom blend dont know how to do in the first place and are doing it wrong, its weight of nico to volume , not vol/vol or %/vol like these morons do) thisn’t rocket science ,its 50/50 to 70/30 vg/pg mix ratio, more vg = bigger clouds, less flavor & burns your coil up faster & more pg = harder throat hit, carries more flavor and lighter clouds and your coil lasts longer, simple , in the usa a 55gal drum of vg is $350usd so you can see by that alone just how bad your getting screwed bying premixed juice , the most expensive component of the juice is the bottle

  6. Hi all I need a little help I almost smoking 2 packs in a day so i want a good beginnings for e cig i want good clouds and flavor and a good battery life what you suggest me

  7. I’ve got wismec realux or however u spell it with the geekvape eagle ,great for money saving as it comes with rebuildable coil heads and if u cant build theres like 20 different coils to choose from anyway great clouds but I recommend getting the non top airflow I never use mine and vape condensation sometimes gathers there ,people often mistake this for leakage but its like holding a glass above a kettle hot vapour meets cold metal obviously ita gonna get wet when ure vaping at 80w

  8. I have a smok gimlet clouds (gct) tank on my eleaf 100w tc box and added a felting drip tip with adfed airflow. The flavour is spot on and the clouds are well seems it’s got clouds in its name they are as expected really.. pretty big. Coit’s work best 30-80w, got mine on temp at the min running around 40w

  9. My favorite two tanks are the UWELL Crown and the Aspire Cleito. Great flavor and clouds.
    I really liked the TFV4 but really didn’t like going through so much juice…that tank was thirsty.

  10. I own specialty vapors in Massachusetts usa ND I need a good new distribution comapny do you know any that offer the newest and best devices at good prices.

  11. Man gotta say, council of vapor’s vengeance needs to be on this list, been running the innokin I sub G and apex 5 tanks for a short while, since I got the vengeance however, the Innokin tanks just collect dust, they pale in comparison.

  12. I’m pretty new to vaping but am interested in getting into sub ohm vaping as I hear it’s not that dangerous these days. Is a kanger tank suitable for a beginner?

    • Hi Kathy, Kanger have a number of tanks but they are all suitable for beginners although some will require more of a learning curve ie: sub ohm tanks. Just need to be sure the device you use is compatible and for new users I would recommend using a regulated Mod.

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