Best Vape Tanks for 2023

Best Vape Tanks for 2023

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 regard to tanks. While your mod and its output are important, the tank is where the real vaping magic happens. Choosing a vape 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 connection and will fit on a 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 in our store.

There are many factors you need to consider when buying a vape tank. 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 experience with 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.


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. You'll want a Sub Ohm tank if you’re using something with a lower nicotine level and a higher VG content (read as 60% VG or more).


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.


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 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 and due to the fact they create more heat and vapour, they also chug through e-liquid much more quickly too. Their drip tips will typically be wider (510 or 810 are very common) to allow more airflow. 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 2023 ranging from mouth to lung, to Sub Ohm as well as a few that can do both:


  1. T-Air Sub Tank by SMOK
  2. Atlantis GT - Aspire
  3. Fireluke 4 Tank - Freemax
  4. Valyrian 3 - Uwell
  5. Zeus Sub-Ohm tank - Geek Vape
  6. Sakerz Master Tank - Horizon Tech
  7. GoMax Tank - Innokin
  8. TFV18 Mini - SMOK
  9. Zlide Top - Innokin
  10. Nautilus Nano - Aspire



The latest offering from SMOK, the T-Air Sub Tank has all the quality-of-life design features to make this an easy to use and leak-free option that delivers luscious flavour and cloud production. A quarter turn of the top cap will give you access to hassle-free refilling while the dual-slotted honeycomb airflow ring sits above your e-liquid to provide a smooth draw and, along with five rubber seals, makes leaks a thing of the past. The T-Air utilises TA coils which are mesh threaded to provide a larger surface area, your e-liquid is evenly and rapidly heated and this in turn delivers exceptional depth of flavour with dense cloud production. The T-Air is the perfect choice for your next upgrade.  


Aspire has produced another quality build with the Atlantis GT, a solid stainless steel sub-ohm tank that delivers on flavour and ease of use. The durable construction features a stylish protective honeycomb outer ring and handy top refilling that can be achieved with a simple slide of the top ring. The bottom adjustable airflow can be adjusted with a faceted ring slider and the tapered 510 drip tip provides ergonomic comfort while you vape. The Atlantis SE coils are where this tank really shines - mesh coils made with nichrome quickly heat your e-liquid to provide a full and concentrated flavour with rich cloud production. The Atlantis GT hits all the right notes on build quality and flavour.


Freemax’s Fureluke 4 Tank is all about flavour, utilising FM CoilTech Double-D Mesh coils, you get two single mesh coils housed in parallel for an unrivalled boost in flavour and heating speed. The upgraded tea fibre cotton of the Fireluke Mesh coils ensures quick wicking and increased lifespan of your coil. Topping up is a cinch with the lift and slide top refill design which is also ISO Child Resistant Certified for your peace of mind. This 2ml capacity sub-ohm tank also features a wide bottom adjustable airflow and a wide bore 810 drip tip for maximum cloud production - this is a flavour powerhouse.


The Uwell Valyrian 3 sub-ohm tank boasts updated Pro-FOCS Mesh coils to deliver an exceptional vaping experience. They’ve constructed a stylish and robust stainless steel tank that features quick refilling with a flip-top cap that you can activate with the press of a button to reveal two fill ports. The bottom airflow is fully adjustable and the coils screw snugly into the base of the unit. The Pro-FOCS Flavour technology of their coils produces a richly layered taste with smooth airflow for the sweetest and thickest vapour. A marvel of design that will ensure that you get the most out of your juice.


Geek Vape produce some exceptional vape devices and their Zeus Sub-Ohm tank stands as a testament to this. Thoughtful top airflow architecture and top refilling are there to ensure you enjoy a leak-free vaping experience, the airflow is fully adjustable and a quarter turn of the top cap gives you access to the filling ports. A combination of both direct top airflow and top-to-bottom airflow produces a deep flavour and massive clouds while also contributing to the leakproof assembly. The high-grade Z coils incorporate kanthal mesh for flavour and lifespan and utilise easy plug-and-play changing. If superb craftsmanship and performance are what you’re after, look no further.


Crafted with precision from stainless steel and glass, the Sakerz Master tank is built to withstand the test of time, ensuring durability and longevity while delivering outstanding performance. If you’re worried about leaks, fear not as this tank comes equipped with a whisper-quiet top airflow and the top fill system forms part of a leak-proof design, giving you peace of mind during your vaping sessions. The wide-bore drip tip ensures a smooth and effortless draw, while the advanced mesh coils deliver a consistent burst of flavour that will leave your taste buds tingling with delight. A remarkable device that will take your vaping to the next level!


Get ready for an enjoyable and hassle-free vaping experience with the Innokin GoMax Tank, a disposable and super easy-to-use option that utilises a prefixed coil and even has adjustable airflow and push-to-slide top refilling, making it extremely leak-proof. The fixed 0.19ohm kanthal pre-installed coil is perfect for cloud-chasing and delivers tons of flavour. The tank's made of tough PCTG material, so you can always see when it's time for a refill and the 510 connection will easily attach to any of your favourite mods. If you’re fed up with coil changes or just want a handy rough and ready backup, the GoMax makes a reliable choice.


Constructed from premium stainless steel and adorned with corrosion-resistant reinforced glass, the TFV18 Mini not only boasts durability that lasts but also showcases a sleek and stylish design. The TFV18 Mini coils that feature in this tank are game changers - meshed coils that are designed to spread the heat evenly over a wider area of cotton to extract the absolute best flavour. You have the option of a dual or single mesh allowing you to fine-tune your flavour. Fully adjustable airflow and a sliding top refill design add to the appeal of this smooth and hassle-free sub-ohm tank.



The Zlide Top Tank is a firm favourite among mouth-to-lung vapers, with its easy top slide-to-fill design and leakproof top airflow, the Zlide is a hassle-free and versatile tank that performs. A pre-installed 0.6ohm DuoPrime Z-Coil delivers an airy MTL vape rich with flavour at wattages of 9-13W, and if you’d like to try restricted direct lung vaping there is a spare 0.3ohm coil that can easily handle any high VG e-liquids. The tapered drip tip conforms comfortably to your lips and the 510 connection will fit onto any mod. Along with solid stainless steel construction, the ZlideTop Tank makes a durable and user-friendly option.


Aspire has been making market-leading vape tanks for over 10 years and the Nautilus Nano is the pinnacle of their classic MTL vape tank design. The high-quality craftsmanship of the tank features stainless steel construction, with top refilling and a tapered, heat-resistant POM drip tip. The 5-step airflow adjustment ring adds precision customisation to your draw while providing a smooth and consistent airflow. You can be sure you’ll be getting the most flavour from your e-liquid with the renowned Nautilus BVC Mesh coil series. They support a range of resistances and there is even a 0.3ohm option for high VG e-liquids.

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.

If you are new to vaping, our Utlimate Beginner Vaping Guide will explain it all, check it out! contains general information about vaping and vapour products. The information provided is not medical advice, and should not be relied upon unless explicity cited. We do not make any warranties surrounding the health benefits, reliability and accuracy of written copy across all pages on our website, including blog content and content posted on social media.

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Dan Judd, Head of Digital at Vape Superstore, has been a pivotal figure in the company since joining in 2018. Beginning his personal vaping journey in 2015 as a means to quit smoking, Dan not only understands the products but also the transformative power of vaping. Armed with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management & Marketing from Leeds Beckett University, Dan seamlessly blends academic prowess with real-world experience. Dan is committed to educating the wider community about the benefits of vaping and its potential in leading a smoke-free life.

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