Best clearomizer vape tankClearomizer vape tanks are the first vape experience for many new vapers due to how cheap they can be and more importantly how effective. Anyone that has been vaping for 5 years+ has likely used a clearomizer or glassomizer at some point in time.

They are also known as clearos for short and glassomizers are pretty much the same thing but use glass rather than plastic as the tank material.

Over the years clearomizers have taken a back seat with the emergence of bigger mouth to lung vape tanks and sub ohm tanks.

Despite that, they definitely still hold a place in the vape world for those that want simplicity from a Mouth to Lung vape. Oh, and they are great value as well.

What are the Best Clearomizer Tanks?

Well that why you are here after all.

Let’s get straight to it with our top rated Clearomizer list.

1. Aspire K2 Glassomizer (Editors Choice)

k2 tankFor me the looks of the K2 Glassomiser show a huge progression in design which looks a lot more like the tanks available today.

Again designed to use the existing Aspire BVC coils and on review the 1.6ohm Kanthal and organic cotton coils really delivered in flavour and throat hit.

There is no airflow adjustment on this but it is still a huge step up from early clearomiser design. This is a bottom fill tank but apart from a little extra time to refill the performance makes up for this.

You can buy the tank on its own or with a well matched vape pen mod (K2 Kit) with its beautiful 3D pattern!


  • Compatible with BVC coils
  • Excellent flavour and throat hit
  • Modern looking design with replaceable coil heads
  • Available in a simple to use pen style kit

2.Aspire Nautilus Mini BVC

nautilus miniObviously with a name like “Nautilus” you know the Mini BVC will be good for MTL vapers looking for flavour.

Like all the other tanks in the Nautilus range this uses the well loved BVC coils and a similar skeleton as the Nautilus tank just smaller!

With similar looks to the original tank this is just that little bit cuter! Oh and you can add the hollowed out or (rude looking) “T” window tank sleeves to jazz it up a bit!

This is a bottom filling tank that is simple to fill. This is a real puritan style tank with simplicity and good quality written all over it.

Included in the kit are 2×1.8ohm coils and nowadays there are so many different BVC coils to choose from you are sure to find one which is perfect for your vaping style.

Another bonus is that you can adjust the airflow on here and on review there was a good range of adjustment.


  • Compatible with huge range of BVC coils
  • Airflow adjustment
  • Flavour and vapour one of the best in its class
  • Nautilus styling

3. Aspire BVC ET-S

et-s rangeThe Aspire BVC ET-S was an upgrade to the existing BDC version. The terms BVC (Bottom vertical coil) and BDC (Bottom dual coil) were different coil ranges produced by Aspire and both have their fans!

The BVC coils performed better as these had a single coil mounted vertically and the cotton around the outside which gave a more natural bottom to top airflow through the coil.

Also to allow for the better airflow travel the coils themselves had more e-liquid inlets to channel the liquid through quicker.

Another plus point is that with the BDC and BVC coils you can actually replace the coils so you will be sure to find a setup to suit you.

The tank has a protective metal sleeve so less likelihood of smashing the glass accidentally and you can refill by just removing the top cap!


  • Designed for BVC coils – huge range to choose from!
  • Excellent quality clearomizer
  • We had zero leaks
  • Top filling

4. Aspire BVC CE5

ce5If you started vaping in the early days the release of the CE5 clearomiser was a huge step up.

The original versions were disposable – some did allow you to replace the fiddly wicking though.

However Aspire ran with the familiar design and introduced the ability to just replace the coil and wicking in a coil head assembly – making life a lot easier.

The original Aspire version had the BDC coils as mentioned above but a later upgrade allowed the popular BVC coils to be installed. You can use either coils in this tank!

Also unlike some of the earlier clearo’s this has a top fill ability which does make life so much easier.


  • Uses BVC coils – they are not compatible with the Nautilus or Nautilus mini range
  • 1.6ohm, 1.8ohm or 2.1ohm coil resistances available
  • Replace the coil rather than discard the clearo or mess around with re-wicking
  • Top fill design

5. Aspire CE5-S

ce5-sFollowing on from the success of their version of the popular CE5 clearomiser – Aspire upgrade this to the CE5-S!

New features include a tank sleeve made of metal to help prevent breakage and there are clear viewing windows to make sure you can see your e-liquid level.

Again this has a top fill and you can also interchange drip tips with this now having a standard 510 drip tip fitment.

As with their CE5 this clearo is compatible with both BVC and BDC coils which you simply replace as a whole assembly. Early clearomisers required rewicking with rope style wicks or simply discarding when the coil had expired.


  • Compatible with the BVC and BDC coils
  • Tank protection sleeve
  • Top filling
  • Replaceable standard 510 drip tip

6. Aspire K Lite Tank

k liteThe Aspire K Lite tank first appeared in partnership with the K Lite mod in a kit – but you can also buy the tank on its own.

One huge plus for this tank is the ability to be able to use the excellent well-loved original BVC coils from the Nautilus range plus the coils from the Spryte pod kit. On review it was found even if you have e-liquid left in your tank it is easy to change coils without spilling a drop! The coil performance and life-span impressed our reviewer too!

There are 1.6ohm and 1.8ohm coil options and the 1.6ohm coil even coped well with thicker (70%VG) e-liquid! But obviously 50% VG/PG would be the best for this style of tank.

Also you can choose the childproof version which has a locking top cap to help improve safety and the added bonus of that is it is less likely to accidentally open on its own!

You can adjust the airflow to your preference using the airflow control ring on the base of the tank.

At just 16mm in diameter this can be used on smaller lower output mods quite happily.


  • Uses BVC or Spryte coils
  • Excellent performance for low power small mods
  • Top fill with childproof version available
  • Airflow adjustment
  • No leaks at all during review

7. Innokin Jem Tank

Best Clearomizer tank - Innokin GemThe Innokin Jem tank was included in the Jem (Goby in the USA) starter kit but is also available to buy on it’s own!

I had the Goby kit version and used it a lot with high nicotine e-liquid and nic salts and for a really low power tank the flavour is surprising.

Yes this doesn’t look particularly outstanding but it is one of those which “under-promise and over-deliver”. Plus despite its size it still can handle a full 2ml of e-liquid.

There is a dedicated coil for this tank the 1.6ohm and you can even adjust the incoming airflow to your preference.

Also this has a nice top fill arrangement which always wins brownie points for me.

Even at low power such as 11-12W the throat hit and flavour will really impress and at that power level the battery lasts forever!


  • Top fill
  • Replaceable Jem Coil
  • Amazing flavour and throat hit at low power
  • Adjustable airflow

What is a Clearomizer?

Clearomizer tanks were one of the first widely available types of e cig tank to hit the market. They were a game changer when they arrived.

What is a clearomizer tank?In general they consist of a plastic/glass tank, narrow mouth piece for mouth to lung vaping (like smoking a cigarette) and the coil that socks up the e-liquid.

Depending on the tank you go for you have replaceable coils and tanks that are disposable. Once the coil dies the tank is replaced.

Clearomizers are a lot narrower in diameter than a standard vape pen making them a good choice for slim vape pens.

How Long do Clearomizers last?

It will depend on a number of factors. The type of e-liquid you use, sweeter e-liquids can be coil killers, and how much you actually vape.

In general you should expect a clearomizer to last anywhere between 1-3 weeks.

How Do You Clean a Clearomizer Tank?

You can clean your clearomizer by removing the coil and rinsing under warm water, then dry off with a paper towel. Be sure to set the coil aside when you do this. You don’t want to wet this.

How Do I Change Flavour in a Clearomizer?

Me personally, I simply vape the e-liquid right down and then refill with a different e-liquid. After a number of drags the new e-liquid will start to show it’s face.

If you don’t want to do this then you will be able to empty the e-liquid of most clearomizers. This is normally done by removing the base.

Why Does my Clearomizer have A Burnt Taste?

If your clearomizer has a burnt taste after a week or two of use it’s likely you need to replace the coil or tank. This happens, coils don’t last forever.

If you have a new coil you need to be sure, after filling with e-liquid, to leave the tank for 5 minutes to allow the cotton/wick material to soak up the e-liquid. If you don’t wait and you try and vape with the cotton dry it will burn.

Also, be sure to keep your tank topped up. Letting your vape juice levels run low while carrying on vaping can result in burning your cotton.

What is the Difference Between A Cartomizer and a Clearomizer?

A cartomizer doesn’t feature a tank. It has wicking material that is normally pre-soaked and ready to vape. Cartomizers are found on cig-a-like e cigs.

A clearomizer simply allows you to fill your own tank, view your e-liquid and in most cases change your coil head..

Summing Up

So there you have it. You really can’t go wrong with any of the best clearomizers listed above. They have stood the test of time with some tanks being 9 years old.

Instead of putting you off this should serve as a mark of quality and performance. It’s not often vape products last this long on the market.

So what’s the best clearomizer vape tank you have used? Have any questions about clearomizers?

Please leave your comments below.

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Michelle Jones

I am an engineer and Technical Author by trade. My journey in vaping began around 2016, in the days of Tornado tanks, Ego batteries and Variable Voltage. It took me a few years to fully quit smoking but I finally stopped in June 2019 and that is all thanks to vaping! 20mg Nicotine Salts are my hero! Oh and I am partial to a nice pod mod and Bubblegum e-liquid! I have reported on the latest news on Ecigclick since 2017 and love being part of this great team! My passion for Tobacco Harm Reduction has also led me to becoming a Trustee for the NNA (New Nicotine Alliance) aiding in Advocacy

I am an engineer and Technical Author by trade. My journey in vaping began around 2016, in the days of Tornado tanks, Ego batteries and Variable Voltage. It took me a few years to fully quit smoking but I finally stopped in June 2019 and that is all thanks to vaping! 20mg Nicotine Salts are my hero! Oh and I am partial to a nice pod mod and Bubblegum e-liquid! I have reported on the latest news on Ecigclick since 2017 and love being part of this great team! My passion for Tobacco Harm Reduction has also led me to becoming a Trustee for the NNA (New Nicotine Alliance) aiding in Advocacy


  1. I use a vape pen with a clearomizer and 1.8 BDC aspire coils and 3200 mah ego batteries. I use these High power batteries so they will last me all day as I vape a lot with 50/50 tobacco liquid. But my coils only last 2 to 3 days. I tried using a traditional clearo with the cotton wick and no replaceable coils but that only lasted a couple of hours before tasting burnt.
    Is this happening in both cases because of the power of my batteries? I spend a fortune in coils! And also tried changing the tank for another aspire k1.

    I have used this pen for about 8 years as I like the slim design and small mouthpiece.


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