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 Pro 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.
Lets get stuck straight in to the review.
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 bands
- 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.
Thousands 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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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