BEST VAPE TANKS FOR 2019
Tech | 8 Min Read
Written By: Vape Superstore
There are many different types of vape tank on the market serving a host of different purposes, including basic entry-level products and sub-ohm solutions for more advanced users. The range of vape tanks available at Vape Superstore means all requirements are catered for prominently.
We’ve covered the best starter kits, as well as the best advanced kits so it was about time we covered tanks too. Once you get into more advanced vaping with a variable wattage mod, you’re open to a whole world of options in regards to tanks. While your mod and its output are important, the tank is where the real vaping magic happens. Choosing a tank allows you to refine how much vapour you want to be producing, look at more coil options, focus on flavour as well as control how much wattage you need to fire through.
We’ll cover some of the recent releases we think are worth looking at, as well as some classic tanks that are still worth as much consideration now as they were when they first came out. All these tanks have the standard 510 connector so will fit on your mod with the corresponding threading.
Whether you're new to vaping, are primarily interested in cloud-chasing, or are looking for a top-of-the-range tank or clearomizer, we're confident you'll find something that meets your needs within our list of the best vape tanks currently available through our store.
There are many factors you need to consider when choosing a vape tank or clearomiser. Factors that will determine what the best vape tank is for your needs will include your level of experience, your budget, whether you're interested in or have the experience for sub-ohm vaping, your cloud production requirements, your preferred level of flavour and your preferences in terms of style, size and design. Whether you require something designed for mobile use, a pocket-sized solution or something more bulky and powerful, options are available.
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE BEST TANK FOR ME?
The best way to answer this question is pretty simple. Start by looking at your e-liquid. Certain e-liquids will only work properly in certain tanks due to how thick they are as well as how much nicotine they contain. If you’re using something like a nic salt or 50:50 e-liquid, you’ll want a mouth to lung tank. If you’re using something with a lower nicotine level and a higher VG content (read as: 60% VG or more) you’ll want a Sub Ohm tank.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MOUTH TO LUNG AND SUB OHM?
The key difference here is the inhalation style you’re using to vape with which in turn is dictated largely by your coil resistance. Mouth to lung tanks will have coil options that are 1.0ohm in resistance or more while Sub Ohm tanks will be (you guessed it) less than 1.0ohm. The lower the resistance, the more power can flow through the coil which in turn leads to more vapour and a less restricted inhale. Essentially, mouth to lung tanks need less wattage to fire while Sub Ohm tanks need to be paired with more powerful mods in order to get enough wattage to vaporise your e-liquid.
MOUTH TO LUNG TANK DESIGN
When you’re using a mouth to lung tank, you’ll be employing the same inhalation style as you would with a conventional cigarette. That is, drawing some vapour into your mouth, then inhaling down into your lungs. These tanks are typically the most popular amongst newer vapers looking for something that feels familiar, can handle a high nicotine level and give more of a throat hit feeling.
As far as design goes, starting from the top down, they’ll usually have a more narrow drip tip (the part you put in your mouth to inhale from). This serves to restrict the inhale further as well as enhancing flavour. At the base of the tank, you might also find adjustable airflow too. Turning the airflow one way or the other will either close down the vents or open them up, giving you more control over how tight a draw you can get. Mouth to lung tanks are typically less cloudy than Sub Ohm tanks, making them a more discreet option for when you’re out and about. They also tend to use less e-liquid so you won’t need to refill as often either.
SUB OHM TANK DESIGN
Sub Ohm vaping is also often referred to as direct to lung vaping. That means when you inhale, rather than letting the vapour sit in your mouth for a moment, you inhale more deeply straight into your lungs. It’s a much looser inhale and produces a significant amount more vapour - partly due to your lower resistance coil and partly due to more power being required to heat the coil. They’re often more flavourful as well as more cloudy while also offering a very mild throat hit.
Sub Ohm tanks will only ever be sold in a 2ml capacity at most, but some may also come with an expander glass to increase the amount of e-liquid they can hold. Due to the fact they create more heat and vapour, they also chug through e-liquid much more quickly too. Bigger tanks mean less refills, which is always a bonus. Their drip tips will typically be wider (510 or 810 are very common) to allow more air flow. The adjustable airflow at the base of the tank will also offer significantly more ventilation to allow for a deeper inhale.
Bearing all of that in mind, here are our top 10 tank picks from 2019 ranging from mouth to lung, to Sub Ohm as well as a few that can do both:
TOP 10 VAPE TANKS FOR 2019
- Aspire - Cleito
- Geek Vape - Alpha
- Innokin - Scion II
- Vaporesso - Skrr
- Aspire - Odan
- Innokin - Ajax
- Geek Vape - Cerberus
- Innokin - Zlide
- Vaporesso - VM 22
- Aspire - Tigon
SUB OHM TANKS
1 - ASPIRE CLEITO
The original Aspire Cleito has been around for a while now, but its popularity has sustained itself over the years for a reason. Many a vaper started out with a Cleito and often go back to it for a slim and efficient option. If you’re looking into your first tank, the Cleito is a strong contender given how versatile it is. It’s narrow enough at 22mm in diameter to fit on even the more narrow mods with no overhang.
The other benefit of the Cleito is of course the coil options. If you have a mod with a slightly lower maximum wattage output (in the realm of 80 watts at most) the Cleito is ideal. You’ve got three coils to choose from, the first is a 0.2ohm for 55 - 70 watts and more vapour. The second choice is a 0.4ohm (which will give you a little more flavour, less vapour) that can be vaped between 40 and 60 watts. Finally, there’s a stainless steel equivalent also in a 0.4ohm resistance which you can use in temperature control mode too.
2 - GEEK VAPE ALPHA
Like anything with Geek Vape, one of the first things you’ll notice about the Alpha tank is it looks incredible. If you’re looking for a tank that stands out and has plenty of colour options, this one is worth considering. It’s on the larger side as far as diameter goes with a 25mm base, so is better suited for larger mods to avoid any overhang. It’s also best suited to mods with more power - the coils were made for some serious cloud action so you’ll want something that can push through 100 watts or more.
Aside from a swivel top fill port, wide bore drip tip for more vapour and large vents with adjustable airflow, the coils also contribute to super vapour in the Alpha. The two coils you get with the tank are mesh kanthal options, great for flavour and dense clouds. Your first choice is the single core X1 coil with a 0.2ohm resistance for 60 to a hefty 110 watts. If you’d prefer something a little more mild, your other choice is the 0.4ohm dual coil for 50 to 80 watts.
3 - INNOKIN SCION II
Despite being a more minimalist looking option, the Scion II by Innokin is a powerful tank that delivers exceptional results across the board. It’s a little on the larger side, measuring in at 24mm in diameter and the coils also warrant a higher powered mod - so this one is a good choice for dual-cell setups. The Scion II has a sliding top cap for easy refills meaning no locks or unscrewing is required at all. At the base of the tank the airflow clicks rather than slides so you know it’ll stay exactly where you set it. The 810 drip tip up top also helps to maximise your vapour production and gives you a super airy inhale.
The coils for the Scion II are huge which means more surface area to absorb e-liquid as well as more mesh to heat up more quickly - giving you great flavour and plenty of vapour. There are two resistance levels to choose from, the one you get with the tank is a 0.15ohm option for 60 to 100 watts. You can also use the quad coils with a 0.36ohm resistance for a supercharged 80 - 150 watts.
4 - VAPORESSO SKRR
We’re still not 100% sure on the best way to pronounce this one, but we know it’s an exceptional tank. It’s been flying off the warehouse shelves since it arrived and it’s one of those pieces of kit that does the Vaporesso name justice. It’s quite a slim option at just 23mm wide at the base meaning it’ll fit most mods nicely but the best part of it is the range of coils you can use. It adapts to the full GT coil range which means the Skrr will suit output from as low as 20 watts with the CCELL option all the way up to 130 watts with the mesh options.
The QF coils that come with the tank are particularly innovative as they’re a bullet shape to help reduce spit back as well as recycle e-liquid condensation back through your tank. They’re made with a combination of flax fibre and cotton for super fast absorption to lessen the chances of ever getting a dry hit. It comes in a standard 2ml capacity but if that’s not enough for you, there’s also a glass expander to boost it to a 5ml or 8ml capacity.
5 - ASPIRE ODAN
The Odan is pretty different from the usual offerings from Aspire in all the best ways. It’s stunning to look at, from the resin cobra pattern 810 drip tip up the top to the ridged adjustable airflow vent at the base. Not to mention the diamond cut glass bulb you can get that’ll increase your capacity from a standard 2ml up to a 5ml capacity. It’s much more hefty in size than Aspire’s usual tanks too. Measuring in at 27mm at the base, it’s an ideal Sub Ohm option for those of you with larger mods. As far as usability goes, Aspire have ticked all the boxes there too. It’s incredibly leak proof for a start, thanks to the lift and push top fill design. Just gently pull the top of the tank up and slide it back to expose the fill port.
When it comes to coil options and changing the coils themselves, that’s super simple too. Once you’ve removed your tank from your mod, just unscrew the base of the Odan and pull the old coil out before clicking a fresh one into place. The Odan coils come in either a 0.2ohm or 0.3ohm option - perfect for getting plenty of flavour and vapour. No need to wait until the tank is empty before you swap coils either - the Odan is self-sealing meaning that your e-liquid is locked inside when you pull the old coil out.
6 - INNOKIN AJAX
If a more minimalist and sleek look is your thing, the Ajax tank from Innokin might be up your street. Coming in three colours, your choice of either black, silver or blue, there’s an option that’ll look great sitting on top of any mod. The Ajax comes complete with a cobra pattern drip tip that matches the marbled pattern on the tank making for a subtle but striking appearance. It measures in at 24mm in diameter, meaning it’ll fit most mods with no overhang too. Refilling is a breeze as well as mess free thanks to the classic sliding top fill design. At the base of the tank you’ll also find dual adjustable airflow. Close it down for a warmer and more intensely flavourful vape or leave it wide open for plenty of vapour and a cooler inhale.
Inside the thank, Innokin have used their PLEX3D technology in the Ajax coils too. These coils are constructed from Kanthal - giving you exceptional flavour, super amounts of vapour as well as a quick heating up and cooling down. They really last the distance and come in two resistance options, 0.16ohms for the cloud chasers and 0.35ohms for those who want a little more emphasis on flavour.
7 - GEEK VAPE CERBERUS
If you like middle to high wattage vaping, unique looks and can’t choose between vapour and flavour - the Cerberus might be the one for you. When it comes to Geek Vape, you know the quality will be top notch and this tank lives up to that reputation. Choose from a high shine rainbow or blue finish, or a more subtle matte black depending on your preferences. This tank measures in at 25mm in diameter with coils that operate at 60 - 80 watts - perfect for your favourite dual-cell mod. The Super Mesh 0.2ohm coils were designed for a quick ramp up and cool down. What this means for you is less chances of dry hits, less break in time and a longer coil lifespan. Wins all round.
At the base of the tank you’ve got your adjustable airflow and up top there’s a wide bore 810 drip tip to enhance vapour production even further. The Cerberus is ideal to pair with high VG e-liquids. To refill, just unscrew the top cap and carefully pour your juice of choice in. While this tank is especially designed to boost your clouds, there’s no sacrifice on flavour and you’ll still get all the crisp layers out of your e-liquid too.
MOUTH TO LUNG TANKS
8 - INNOKIN ZLIDE
If you’ve tried (and loved) the Zenith tank from Innokin before, the Zlide might just knock it off the top spot for you. Innokin listened to customer feedback and tweaked a few things to make a streamlined, highly functional and mess free tank - all while keeping that affordable price tag. Measuring in at 22mm in diameter, this mouth to lung tank is a great choice for slim and lower powered mods. When it comes to refilling, there’s no need to unscrew the top cap, just slide the top open to expose the fill port. The coloured drip tips are more narrow to enhance flavour as well as being interchangeable (just in case you wanted to pop a different coloured option on there). At the base of the tank you’ll find adjustable airflow, allowing you to close it right down to a tight MTL draw, or keep it open for a more airy inhale instead.
Aside from its updated design, the Zlide is also capable of both mouth to lung and direct to lung vaping. If you’ve wanted to try Sub Ohm vaping out before but your old tank didn’t allow it, the Zlide could provide an affordable solution. You’ll get two coils with this tank, a 1.6ohm coil that works wonderfully with nic salts and high PG liquids, as well as a 0.48ohm option for high VG e-liquids and a direct to lung inhale.
9 - VAPORESSO VM 22
If you started with a Vaporesso kit when you first got into vaping, you might be familiar with the EUC coils. Well, now you’ve got a dedicated mouth to lung tank with improved performance that’s also compatible with those very same coils. The VM22, as the name suggests, measures in at 22mm in diameter and is constructed from durable stainless steel and Pyrex. The tank is fitted with a case that surrounds the glass, making it more resilient for any accidental drops as well as giving it a minimalist and slick appearance. Choose from a variety of colours from minimalist black or silver to something more vibrant like blue or rainbow.
Up top, the 510 drip tip helps enhance the flavour of your favourite e-liquid. To refill the VM22, just unscrew the top cap to expose the fill port. As far as e-liquid options go, you’re spoiled for choice. Included with the tank is a 1.0ohm coil for 50:50 e-liquids as well as a 0.6ohm coil for higher VG options and a direct to lung inhale (just in case you want to give that a whirl). Changing the coils themselves couldn’t be easier. Just open up the base of the tank, pull the old coil out then press the new one into place.
10 - ASPIRE TIGON
Arguably the most versatile option on the list it is the Aspire Tigon tank. Perfect for low to moderate wattage output, the Tigon can be used to both mouth to lung and direct to lung vaping depending on how you set it up. For a mouth to lung vape, pick the 1.2ohm coil. There’s a narrow drip tip to help enhance flavour and make for a more restricted inhale. You’ve also got air holes in the adjustable airflow on one side at the base of the tank allowing for a tight inhale to a more loose draw. Use this coil with anything from nic salts to regular 50:50 e-liquids. If you want to use it for a Sub Ohm experience, you’ve also got a 0.4ohm coil to use with high VG e-liquids that can be paired with the shorter and wider drip tip. At the base of the tank, swivel the airflow over to the slot to get a more airy inhale for bigger clouds.
Aside from being an incredibly capable tank, it’s also remarkable leak proof and low maintenance. To refill, just lift the top cap and slide it back to expose the fill port. Changing coils is also totally mess free. Remove the base of the tank and pull out the old coil. You needn’t worry about waiting until your tank is empty either - a metal sleeve springs into place when you remove the coil so not a single drop of e-liquid can escape.
Depending on your wattage (or temperature control) preferences, mod output and regardless of whether you prefer more flavour or vapour, we think there’s a great choice here for every vaper. Think we’ve missed one off? Let us know in the comments what you’re vaping.
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