The Best Sub Ohm Tanks of 2016
The best sub-ohm tanks of 2016 include:
|Flavor||Sense Tech Herakles||6ml||$36.95|
|Clouds||Smok TFV8 Cloud Beast||6 ml||$38.95|
|Mini||Tobeco Mini Super Tank||4ml||$19.99|
|High Wattage||Uwell Crown||4ml||$28.95|
|Vaping on a budget||Aspire Cleito||3.5ml||$19.95|
|Beginners||Kanger Toptank Mini||4ml||$29.95|
Best for beginners
Kanger Toptank Mini $29.95
- 4ml Capacity
- Adjustable airflow
- 22mm Diameter
- Top fill method
- Optional RBA base
- Wide range of prebuilt coils available
The Kanger Toptank Mini is the successor of the very popular Kanger SubTank Mini. It is for vapers of all levels of experience. All users will enjoy the 4ml capacity, the wide range of coil heads with resistances ranging from 0.2 ohm to 1.5 ohm, and the optional RBA deck to build your own coils. With so many options you will be able to produce huge clouds and excellent flavour. If you want smaller clouds and less flavour intensity that is also achievable.
Note that this is the best beginner sub ohm tank, not a tank for complete beginners. It is an ideal tank to bridge the gap between beginner and advanced vaper. Prebuilt coils in both sub ohm and non sub ohm varieties are available, and if you want to start building your own coils you can use the included Mini RBA Deck Plus.
If you are an inexperienced vaper then it is absolutely essential that you only use this tank with a regulated mod. Also ensure that the compatible resistance of your battery matches your set-up. Batteries should not be overloaded and should be replaced regularly.
The coil heads currently available for the Toptank Mini are:
- OCC 1.2 ohm, 0.5 ohm
- Ceramic 0.5 ohm
- OCC Nickel Ni200 0.15 ohm
- SSOC Clapton 0.5 ohm
- SSOC Stainless steel 0.5 ohm, 1.2 ohm, 1.5 ohm
- SSOC Nickel Ni200 0.15 ohm
Note that Ni200 coils can only be used with temperature control mods. As you can see these coil heads will allow you to try out different wire types, a variety of resistances, and Clapton coils. This is a great foundation for those who want to find out what they like before beginning to build their own coils.
If you need to buy a mod to go with the Toptank mini then a great value option is the TopBox Mini 75W TC starter kit from DirectVapor for $54.95. It includes a KBox Mini mod and a TopTank Mini. The KBox Mini features temperature control, a wattage range of 7W – 75W, and can support coils with resistances as low as 0.1 ohm. Temperature control mode supports; nickel, Ni-chrome, titanium, stainless steel, and Kanthal wire.
The KBox 75W wattage range is sufficient for all pre-built coils, the only coil slightly outside this range is the 0.2 ohm OCC coils which have an operating range of 25w-80w.
Best for clouds
Smok TFV4 Sub-ohm Tank Kit- $29.95
- Massive clouds
- Great Flavor
- 5ml capacity
- Top Fill System
- Includes .15 ohm Quadruple Sub-Ohm Coil
- Includes .20 ohm Triple Sub-Ohm Coil
- Includes 0.85 ohm Single RBA Coil
The Smok TFV4 is the best subohm tank for cloud chasers. The amount of vapor means great flavor but you will also go through e-juice extremely quickly, about 30-40 puffs if you’re using the Clapton coil. Of course you can just use a build that produces slightly smaller clouds if you want to use the e-liquid more slowly.
The airflow system is impressive with four air slots on the drip tip and four slots on the bottom. The airflow on this cloud chasing tank is easy to adjust, just turn the ring on the drip tip or the one at the bottom of the atomizer.
The drip tip features a unique design to keep it from getting too hot. It has an inner and an outer tube with 1-2 mm of space between them. The design not only prevent the outer tube from overheating but also keeps the warm vapor dry.
The top refill system is extremely well designed. The drip tip rotates off the top off the tank while still being connected. You then add eliquid through the slot.
This tank kit comes with a huge amount of extras including: TF-Q4 (Quadruple Sub-Ohm Coil): 0.15ohm, TF-T3 (Triple Sub-Ohm Coil): 0.20ohm, TF-R1 (Single RBA Coil): 0.85ohm , Replacement glass tank, 2 replacement gaskets, 2 replacement o-rings, screwdriver, package of organic cotton and a replacement seal ring for the glass tube. This makes it possibly the best value for money tank on the market today.
Best cheap tank
Aspire Cleito $19.95
- 3.5ml Tank capacity
- Adjustable bottom airflow
- Includes 2 Clapton coils
- Top Fill
- Full length coil
The Aspire Cleito has an innovative design that replaces a static chimney with a full length coil. Instead of a chimney sitting on top of an atomizer, the atomizer is part of the chimney. This design maximises airflow. The result is more vapor and more flavor. Clapton coils further maximize flavor. The atomizer is designed to not just deliver intense taste but flavour with a broad profile.
The Cleito is capable of producing massive clouds thanks to the new coil design. The minimum cross section of the airflow is 25.5mm squared, combining this with large adjustable air slots on the base results in plenty of air flow.
Four different colored Cleito rubber ‘cuffs’ come with the tank. These band fit around the tank just under the drip tip and help to dissipate heat. If you own more than one of these tanks then the bands can serve as a reminder of which e-liquid is in which tank.
The coils currently available for this tank are Clapton coils in 0.4ohm and 0.2ohm varieties. The tank comes with one of each.
For both clouds and taste this is the best cheap sub ohm tank on the market. For a sub ohm tank under $20 the Aspire Cleito punches well above its weight with excellent taste and huge clouds.
Best for flavor
Herakles Sub-Ohm tank by Sense Tech $29.95
- Flavor chasing tank
- Big clouds
- Excellent value for money
- Herakles coils have a 50 to 100 Watt range
- 3ml capacity
- Top fill
- 4 adjustable airflow slots
- Spitback and leakage controls
- Includes 0.6 ohm coil
- Preinstalled 0.2 ohm coil
This Herakles tank is one of the best sub ohm tanks for those who want big clouds and big flavor. It is for sale on eBay for cheap at around $21.45. This price is incredible value for a sub ohm clearomizer. The stainless steel and glass tank usually comes with a 0.6 ohm coil which can be used with up to 100W. A replacement glass tank is also included.
One huge benefit of this tank is that you can use Atlantis replacement coils with it. Another benefit is the cheap cost of replacement coils relative to other midrange sub ohm clearomizer tanks, you can get a pack of five for $13.99. If you go through coils quickly then this is a big advantage.
There are four different airflow settings on the Herakles subohm tank. Different airflow settings have different sized holes, all settings have two holes open. This set up is great for lots of vapor but it also means a tighter draw won’t really be possible.
Best mini sub ohm tank
Tobeco Mini Super Tank $18
- 58mm Height, 22mm diameter
- 3ml Tank capacity
- Dual adjustable airflow slots
- Top fill
- Range of prebuilt coils available
The specs suggest that this mini sub ohm tank has a 4ml juice capacity, however in reality it is about 3ml. For such a small clearomizer this is still an impressive capacity. The Super Tank Mini has a top fill method for easy refills; just unscrew the top cap and three juice holes become visible This tank manages to be leak free despite similar tanks being plagued by leakage problems.
With a 58mm total height, the Super Tank mini is one of the smallest sub ohm tanks on the market. One of the main competitors, the Kanger Subtank Nano, is 60mm tall.
The Super Tank Mini comes with 0.2ohm and 0.5ohm vertical kanthal coils. The 0.2ohm coil can be used in a range of 40 to 100W, the 0.5ohm coil in a 30 – 100W range.
Atlantis and Triton coils are compatible with the Super Tank, leaving you with plenty of options. However, the Super Tank Mini coils are a great choice because they have a very impressive lifespan of 4 weeks or more.
While flavor isn’t consider to be quite on par with the Uwell Crown it is still great, especially for such a small sub ohm tank. The Super Tank Mini can produce huge clouds, just set the wattage of your mod to at least 70W. If you prefer smaller clouds just lower the wattage. Lower wattages also result in cooler vapour.
Two large 13mmx3mm air slots in the base can be adjusted between six different settings.
Best for high wattage mods
Crown tank by Uwell $28.95
- Massive clouds
- Great flavor – comparable to dripping
- Includes single and dual coils with wattage range 10-120W
- Stainless steel and quartz glass
- 4ml tank
- Top fill or bottom fill
- No leaking
This high performance tank can be used with high wattage mods like the Sigelei 150w or DNA 200 mods.
The flavor from this tank is as good as the flavor you can get from dripping. Not only is the taste fantastic but the Uwell Crown also produces massive clouds with ease.
The stainless steel and quartz glass Crown tank is finished to an extremely high standard and even the included coils are made of 100% stainless steel.
Two air flow holes on either side of the tank provide the air flow for huge clouds. The airflow can be adjusted with a simple dial.
The Uwell Crown is one of the few sub ohm tanks that can be filled from the top, simply unscrew the top cap and refill.
Best Sub-Ohm Tanks of 2016
- 1 – Sense Tech Herakles (Flavor)
- 2 – Smok TFV8 Cloud Beast (Clouds)
- 3 – Tobeco Mini Super Tank (Mini)
- 4 – Uwell Crown (High Wattage)
- 5 – Aspire Cleito (Budget/Cheap)
- 6 – Kanger Toptank Mini (Beginner)