The Best Sub Ohm Tanks of 2017

The Best Sub Ohm Tanks of 2017 include:

Name: Capacity: Price:
Vapefly Fantasy Mini 4ml $20.26
Vapefly Fantasy 6ml $38.08
Uwell Crown 3 5ml $25.99
Aspire Cleito Exo 3.5ml $17.99
Smok TFV8 Big Baby Beast 5ml $24.95
Cigpet Eco 12 6.5ml $29.99
Eleaf Ello Tank 2ml/4ml $19.81
Smok TFV12 Cloud Beast King 6ml $29.99
Smok TFV8 Baby Beast 3ml $18.95
Asvape Cobra 3.8ml $20.69

Best Sub Ohm Tank Vapefly Fantasy Mini

Vapefly Fantasy Mini – $20.26

  • 25mm base
  • 53.5mm high with drip tip
  • 510 drip tip
  • Color options: black and SS
  • M8 Coil – .15 ohm 50-120 watts
  • M2 Coil – .5 ohm 40-70 watts
  • 25-130 watts

The Vapefly Fantasy Mini is probably a tank not many have heard of, but it’s earned the top spot on this list. It has a few unique features that really set it apart from other tanks. The fill method is one of those. It’s a side fill method that locks into place so no worries about it popping open on you and can be filled easily. The top cap twists to unlock then you pull up to expose the fill hole. Fill it up, push down and twist to lock. And the fill hole is large enough to make filling with any bottle easy. It’s an affordable bottom air sub ohm tank that’s great for both flavor and clouds.

The main feature of this tank is coil compatibility. This tank is compatible with more coils than any other. That makes the watt range on this tank extremely wide and makes it suitable for single battery or more mods. It’s compatible with coils from the Smok Baby Beast and Big Baby Beast, as well as the iJoy Exo s coils. Thanks to an adapter, it’s also compatible with Aspire Atlantis coils which has about 20 tanks compatible with it including but not limited to the Aspire Triton, Atmos sub-vers, Coilart Online Tank, Dotmod Petri sub ohm tank, Eleaf Melo series, Freemax Starre, Geekvape Illusion, and Tobecco Supertank series to name a few. All in all, the Vapefly Fantasy Mini earns the top billing as it’s a tank that can replace a large variety of tanks in a vapers collection and with the options of coils and watt ranges, there is sure to be one that fits any vapers needs. It’s great for beginners and advanced users alike and that’s why it earns the title of best sub ohm tank.

Best Sub Ohm Tank Vapefly Fantasy

Vapefly Fantasy – $38.08

  • 28mm base
  • 65 mm height
  • 510 wide bore drip tip
  • Color options: SS with Black Trim, Black with SS Trim, Black with Gold Trim
  • F12 – .12ohms 130-200 watts
  • F2 – .15 ohms 90-160 watts
  • F6 – .15 ohms 100-140 watts
  • 90-200 watts

The Vapefly Fantasy is probably a tank not many have heard of, but it’s earned the number 2 spot on this list. It has a few unique features that really set it apart from other tanks. The fill method is one of those. It’s a side fill method that locks into place so no worries about it popping open on you and can be filled easily. The top cap twists to unlock then you pull up to expose the fill hole. Fill it up, push down and twist to lock. And the fill hole is large enough to make filling with any bottle easy. It’s an affordable bottom air sub ohm tank that’s great for both flavor and clouds.

The main feature of this tank is coil compatibility, much like the Mini that earns the top spot. The reason I chose the Mini as number 1 is due to it being more versatile. More coil options can be used with any mod form a built in battery to a single battery or more. The Fantasy requires at minimum a dual battery mod, but to use the F12 coil and really get the most of it, requires a 3 or 4 battery mod. Thanks to the adapters and unique design, it’s cross compatible TFV12 coils, Eco 12 Coils, and Cleito 120 coils. So more than enough options for most people. While it doesn’t come with an RBA and they don’t make one, you can use the TFV12, Cleito 120, or Eco 12 RBA for it as well.If the Mini isn’t enough watts for your preferred vape and you really wanna go big, the fantasy is a top option for you.

Best Sub Ohm Tank Uwell Crown 3

Uwell Crown 3 – $25.99

  • 24.5mm base
  • 5ml capacity
  • Matching 510 wide bore drip tip
  • Color options: Stainless Steel, Black, Matte Black, Sapphire Blue, Iridescent (rainbow), and Purple
  • .25 ohm SS316 coil 80-90 watts
  • .5 ohm SS316 coil 70-80 watts
  • Watt range: 70-90 watts

The Uwell Crown 3 is one of the most popular sub ohm tanks on the market. It’s an affordable sub ohm tank, with lots of color options. The matching drip tips are a nice touch as well and adds some flair and style to an already beautiful tank. The color options are very impressive as the iridescent is sure to turn heads and the blue and purple are something not many tanks are available in. Still, despite the looks, it’s a very affordable tank. It features the standard top fill of unscrewing the top cap to expose the large fill holes. It’s ml capacity should be enough to last quite a while.

This tank is the best sub ohm tank for flavor. The reason it’s not higher on the list is due to the lack of coil options. It’s not a good choice for single battery mods. Dual or more is needed. And the 2 coil options are very similar. Both are underrated and best around 10-15 watts higher than printed on the coil to get the best flavor. All in all, the Uwell crown 3 is an affordable sub ohm tank that does a great job at providing flavor even if it doesn’t have a lot of variety or options. It’s best for intermediate to advanced users and not really a beginner’s tank.

Aspire Cleito Exo – $17.99

Best Sub Ohm Tank Aspire Cleito

  • 23.5mm base
  • 2 ml capacity (3.5ml with cleito cois)
  • Proprietary Drip tip
  • Color options: Stainless Steel, Black, Blue, Rainbow, Bronze
  • .16 ohm 60-100 watts
  • .2 ohm 55-70 watts (cleito coil)
  • .4 ohm 40-60 watts (cleito coil)
  • .4 ohm SS316 55-65 watts (cleito coil)
  • 40-100 watts

The Cleito Exo sub ohm tank is the newest version in the Cleito line of tanks. It’s capable of more watts than the original cleito but a little less than the Cleito 120. It finds a happy medium between those 2. The “glass section” itself isn’t glass but a special tinted plastic surrounded by a colored metal. It doesn’t include a spare tank but it’s very resistant to breaking. What makes the exo stand out is a wide range of wattage use. Good for single or dual battery mods. It’s one of the smaller sub ohm tanks on the list being only 23.5mm diameter and only 2ml capacity, but with the lower watt coils, you get 3.5ml capacity.

Aspire is a very popular brand so coils will always be easy to find, and the SS coil option means you can use temp control with the tank as well. It’s not an option many sub ohm tanks have. It is also the only top air tank on the list, but flavor is still great as it’s not “true” top air and instead funneled to the bottom. The airflow is also non adjustable, and it’s the only one on the list like it. That does give it the leakproof design, which may be great for many. There is also very little threading to worry about as the tank is held together by o-rings. It’s a top fill where you unscrew the top cap and fill directly around the coil into the glass. Plenty of room for any bottle but it doesn’t have the traditional fill holes. The drip tip is proprietary but there are plenty options available if you want a different color. It’s a smaller and an affordable leak-proof sub ohm tank that performs fantastic. Great for beginner and intermediate vapers.

Smok TFV8 Big Baby Beast – $24.95

Best Sub Ohm Tank Smok TFV8 Big Baby Beast

  • 24.5mm base
  • 5 ml capacity
  • 810 Drip tip
  • Color options: Black, Gunmetal, Stainless Steel, Rainbow, Blue, Red, Green, Gold, Purple, Pink, White, Orange
  • Baby T8 – .15 ohm 50-110 watts
  • Baby T6 – .2 ohm 40-130 watts
  • Baby X4 – .15 ohms 30-70 watts
  • Baby Q2 – .4 ohms 40-80 watts
  • Baby Q2 – .6 ohms 20-50 watts
  • Baby M2 – .3 ohms 25-45 watts
  • RBA Deck
  • 25-130 watts

The Smok TFV8 Big Baby beast is one of the most, if not the most popular sub ohm tanks on the market, and for good reason. It seems to have the best balance of the TFV8 line of tanks. It has a ton of coil options making it very versatile and also is cross compatible with iJoy Exo S coils and Vapefly Fantasy Mini coils and a few more. The 5ml capacity should keep refills few and far between and smok has really led the color revolution in vaping. No other tank out there has as many color options which is sure to please everyone to create a matching set up.

It has an 810 drip tip and a 510 adapter so lots of drip tips can fit on this. Almost anyone you can imagine if you want to color coordinate. It’s an affordable , versatile and stylish sub ohm tank that is sure to have enough options to please most vapers. And it can be used with any mod out there including the Smok sticks which is what the M2 coil was designed for best performance on. It features a top fill swivel cap that swivels back to expose the large fill hole. It’s a bottom airflow tank like most on this list for improved flavor and vapor. It also includes the RBA deck which is a huge bonus for people who build or who want to try building. Good for beginner to advanced vapers and everything in between

Cigpet Eco 12 – $26.99

Best Sub Ohm Tank Cigpet Eco 12

  • 28 mm base
  • 6.5 ml capacity
  • 810 Resin Drip tip
  • Color options: Black, Stainless Steel, Rainbow
  • Q4 – .15ohm 60-180 watts
  • T12 .12 ohm 60-350 watts
  • T14 .12 ohm 60-360 watts
  • T16 .11 ohm 60-400 watts
  • RBA deck
  • 60-400 watts

The Cigpet Eco 12 is the biggest and baddest of them all, earning its spot on the list through sheer power. But it’s not just the power, it also has some flair. 3 color options and each comes with a random color resin drip tip. A very nice feature to add in such an affordable tank, making it look more on the high end side of things. It features a top fill cap that unscrews to expose 2 massive fill holes. Bigger than any of the other tanks on this list. It makes filling it a breeze. It’s a bottom airflow sub ohm tank and it’s huge capacity is good as it really goes through a lot of juice. Despite it being rated at as low as 60 watts, realistically, this tank craves power. It’s best used with a 3 or 4 battery mod. Singles won’t be able to power it and duals will struggle as well. This is the affordable tank for people who love to chase huge clouds and vape at high wattages as it’s top coil head is a 16 coil, yes that’s right – 16 coil beast. There is also an optional RBA head and it’s cross compatible with the TFV12 coils and some of the Vapefly Fantasy coils. This is best sub ohm tank for intermediate to advanced vapers and not for the beginners.

Best Sub Ohm Tank Eleaf Ello

Eleaf Ello Tank – $19.81

  • 25 mm base
  • 2 or 4ml capacity
  • 810 Drip TIp
  • Color options: Black, Silver, Gold, Red, Blue, Green
  • HW1 SS316L .2 ohm 40-80 watts
  • HW2 .3 Ohm 30-70 watts
  • HW3 .2 ohm 50-130 watts
  • HW4 .3ohm 40-110 watts
  • Watt range 30-130

The Eleaf Ello Sub Ohm tank is a great choice in it’s own right for any sub ohm vaper. It’s wide variety of color options should match anyone’s preferences. It’s an affordable bottom airflow tank that comes packaged in a kit with mods like the Eleak Ikon 220 and Eleaf Pico 25 mods as a matching tank. It features a unique top fill that’s spring loaded for easy filling. Its variety of coil options make it good for single or dual battery mods. The 2ml version comes with an adapter and 4ml glass to use as a 4ml tank as well. And it comes with the 2 lower watt coils (HW1 and HW2). The 4ml Version comes with the 2 higher watt coils (HW3 and HW4) but no option for 2ml. For that reason, I suggest the 2ml Version so you can use it both ways if you want variety. The HW coils are great coils for both flavor and clouds and have a well above average coil life and are easy to find, and they give enough options for every style without overwhelming. All in all, it’s a great affordable sub ohm tank for beginner and advanced DTL vapers alike.

Smok TFV12 Cloud Beast King – $29.99

Best Sub Ohm Tank Smok TFV12 Cloud Beast King

  • 25 mm base (27mm at widest part)
  • 6 ml capacity
  • 810 Drip TIp
  • Color options: Black, Silver, Gold, Red, Blue, Green, Gunmetal, Purple, Rainbow
  • Watt range: 60-350 watts
  • Huge Selection of Coils

The TFV12 is one of the biggest baddest sub ohm tanks on the market. It’s an affordable tank that lives up to it’s name “the Cloud Beast King” Make no mistake about it’s watt range, this is a tank that loves power. It’s really not for single battery mods and is best with triple or 4 battery mods like the Eco 12 and Vapefly Fantasy. Its coils are also cross compatible with those 2 tanks except the Cleito 120 style from the Vapefly Fantasy. It features the typical Smok swivel back top fill and has bottom air flow. The weakest coil on this tank comes alive at around 100 watts and it’s biggest baddest coil can go up to 300 watts. It comes in 2 editions – the RBA and standard. The dual options of RBA decks is a huge pro for this tank, but of course, you can buy them separately as well as use premade coils for the RBA version. This tank isn’t for the faint at heart and is best for the high-watt advanced vapers only.

Smok TFV8 Baby Beast – $18.95

Best Sub Ohm Tank TFV8 Baby Beast

  • 22mm base
  • 3 ml capacity
  • 510 Drip tip
  • Color options: Black, Gunmetal, Stainless Steel, Rainbow, Blue, Red, Green, Gold, Purple, Pink, White, Orange
  • Baby T8 – .15 ohm 50-110 watts
  • Baby T6 – .2 ohm 40-130 watts
  • Baby X4 – .15 ohms 30-70 watts
  • Baby Q2 – .4 ohms 40-80 watts
  • Baby Q2 – .6 ohms 20-50 watts
  • Baby M2 – .3 ohms 25-45 watts
  • RBA Deck
  • 25-130 watts

If large tanks aren’t your thing, then look no further than the Smok TFV8 Baby beast. It’s an affordable bottom airflow tank available in a wide variety of colors, only matched by it’s bigger brother. It has the same Smok top swivel fill as the rest of the lineup and shares coils with the TFV8 Big Baby beast. So it’s performance is just as good. Don’t let the size fool you. Where it differs is its only 22mm diameter so it’ll look good on any mod without overhang and makes it really small and portable. There is an available RBA deck sold separately as well if you want to try your hand at building later on. It’s 3ml capacity should be more than enough for most. It has a 510 drip tip as well instead of the 810 like the bigger versions and can be sued with all your 510 drip tips. Overall, this is a great tank for beginner to advanced vapers for a smaller, more portable tank that still packs a punch.

Best Sub Ohm Tank Asvape Cobra

Asvape Cobra – $20.69

  • 24mm base
  • 3.8 ml capacity
  • 510 Drip tip
  • Color options: Black, Stainless Steel
  • .5 ohm NiChrome
  • 35-45 watts
  • 35-45 watts

Sticking with the smaller sizes to round out the list, the Asvape Cobra is one of the newest tanks to hit the market. It’s a bottom airflow mid-priced tank that looks even more expensive then it is. The Gold Trim and Gold Coil heads really make it stick out as a premium tank. But it’s not all looks. It’s a bottom air top fill tank that you screw off the top to expose 2 large fill holes. The coil heads are designed to work well with thick juices and they went with the simple method. It only uses 1 coil head. So no worry about being overwhelmed with options. Don’t let the low watts fool you, the nichrome coils can pack a punch that delivers as much flavor and clouds as most tanks do with twice the power. At 40 watts, this tank performs amazing and is a great option for beginner to advanced vapers who will want something to stand out in a crowd. It uses a 510 drip tip, so all your 510 tips will be compatible if you wanted to add some extra flair.

Top 3 MTL tanks

While MTL tanks aren’t as popular as they once were, there are still some good options out there for people looking for a MTL vape. Let’s go over the top 3 available

Best Sub Ohm Tank Vapefly Nicolas

Vapefly Nicolas – $22.1

  • 22mm base
  • 3 ml capacity
  • 510 Drip tip
  • Color options: Black, Stainless Steel
  • 1.8 ohm 9-13 watts MTL
  • .6 ohm 18-25 watts RLH
  • 9-25 watts

Looking for the best MTL tank on the market? Look no further than the Vapefly nicolas. For low watts and MTL vaping, there isn’t much that can match the flavor this tank can put out. It’s an affordable tank that can last most people all day on a single battery mod. And the 3ml capacity will last a long time as well since it doesn’t guzzle juice like a sub ohm tank would. It has a top fill and bottom airflow with 9 different airflow settings. All the way from a tight MTL draw best with the 1.8 ohm coil to a RLH draw that’s best with .6 ohm coil. You also have the option of using it as a low-watt RLH tank as well making it very versatile. The Vapefly Nicolas is a great option for beginner vapers, people looking to quit smoking, or advanced vapers who prefer MTL vaping.

Best Sub Ohm Tank Aspire Nautilus 2

Aspire Nautilus 2 – $26.99

  • 22mm base
  • 2 ml capacity
  • 510 drip tip
  • Color options: Black, Stainless Steel, grey, red
  • 1.8 ohm 10-14 watts MTL
  • .7 ohm 18-23 watts RLH
  • 10-23 watts

When it comes to MTL vaping, Aspire has been a company leading the way for quite some time. And their latest entry, the Nautilus 2, keeps the tradition alive. It’s a bottom airflow top fill with no fill ports. You just fill directly into the glass after removing the metal tank. The glass is protected by a colored metal tank that will help it hold up of dropped. It’s 2ml isn’t too bad especially with the MTL coils, and there is the RLH coil as well so you have both options avilable to choose what you like. All in all, the nautilus 2 is an affordable and stylish MTL tank from one of the best brands when it comes to MTL vaping. It’s best for MTL enthusiast or beginner vapers looking to quit smoking.

Best Sub Ohm Tank Aspire Nautilus Mini

Aspire Nautilus Mini – $20.99

  • 22mm base
  • 5 ml capacity
  • 510 drip tip
  • Color options: Stainless Steel
  • 1.8 ohm 10-14 watts MTL
  • 1.6 ohm 7-11 watts MTL
  • 7-14 watts

When it comes to the Aspire Nautilus Mini, Don’t let the Mini name fool you, it is an older style affordable MTL tank that is tried and tested and has help up for a long time. It has bottom air and is a MTL tank only. No RLH options here. A True MTL tank designed with nothing else in mind. It’s a bottom fill tank where you unscrew the base and fill directly into the glass. It packs a huge 5ml capacity which should lost quite some time with MTL vaping. It has a 510 drip tip so it’s replaceable with any you may have if you wanted to add some flair. It’s a simple MTL tank that just gets the job done. It’s best for MTL enthusiast or beginner vapers looking to quit smoking.

Best Sub Ohm Tanks 2017

  • 1 – Vapefly Fantasy Mini
  • 2 – Vapefly Fantasy
  • 3 – Uwell Crown 3
  • 4 – Aspire Cleito Exo
  • 5 – Smok TFV8 Big Baby Beast
  • 6 – Cigpet Eco 12
  • 7 – Eleaf Ello Tank
  • 8 – Smok TFV12 Cloud Beast King
  • 9 – Smok TFV8 Baby Beast
  • 10 – Asvape Cobra

Tanks are a type of atomizer that are the simplest to start with for new vapers and also the easiest and most convenient to use. There are 2 styles of tanks. MTL (Mouth to Lung) which are higher resistance and lower wattage coil with a similar draw to smoking and Sub Ohm Tanks which are DTL (Direct to Lung) tanks which are higher wattages with lower resistance coils with more airflow and you inhale directly into your lungs. This list will give you all the best options for both styles of vaping.

There are a few terms and styles you should be familiar with when picking out a tank so let’s go over them all.

Coil Types:

Coils are generally rated by their resistance and wattage range. The main thing to look at is the wattage range. In general, higher wattages means it drains batteries quicker but ir produces more clouds and flavor. There are also different wire types inside the coil heads. Kanthal is the most common and is used in power mode. Some companies make Nickel coils (ni or ni200 labeled) and Titanium (ti labeled) which are to be used in temp control only. Some companies make Stainless Steel Coils (SS or SS316 labeled) which can be used in both power and temp control modes.

Refill types:

There are 3 refill types on tanks. And it’s in reference to where you fill from. There is top fill, which usually means unscrewing a top cap and filling, although some tanks feature a swivel design where you don’t need to unscrew to show the fill port. Then there is side fill, which will have a hidden fill port accessed by pulling up on the tank to expose it. And lastly, the older and not seen too often anymore, the bottom fill, which requires unscrewing the bottom base to fill directly into the tank. Top and side fill are the best options.

Wicks:

The coil heads usually all use organic cotton for it’s wicking material. Some tanks to use ceramic as wicking or have ceramic surrounding the cotton. Some say it improves flavor, some say there is no difference. Some question the safety of using ceramic. All the tanks on this list, however, use organic cotton wicking.

Airflow:

There are 2 styles of airflow on tanks. Top and Bottom. Bottom airflow is best for flavor as the air will come from directly underneath the coils but can be more susceptible to leaking if not used correctly. Top air will give off less flavor but is virtually leakproof. Some top air tanks channel the air under the coils internally hence increasing the flavor to be like bottom air. For the purpose of this list, there will be no true top air tanks due to the lack of flavor.

What’s an RBA?

During the course of this list, you will hear that term a lot. An RBA deck is used as a coil head, however, you install your own coils and wick on it prior to using. It turns your tank into an RTA basically (Rebuildable Tank Atomizer) Some tanks come with this option in case you run out of or don’t want to buy coil heads anymore. Also, in the case that the manufacturer stops making coils for an older tank which could happen. Without an RBA, that would make the tank useless if it became outdated and no longer supported. It’s pretty rare that happens, however, as many manufacturers still make coils for tanks that are years old.

Juice Ratio:

Ejuice comes in many options of VG/PG mixture. VG ( Vegetable Glycerin) is the thicker of the bases. It’s good for clouds and doesn’t have a throat hit. PG ( Propylene Glycol) is thinner and carries flavor a little better, but also gives the throat hit similar to smoking. Having the right mixture is essential to your tanks performance. For MTL tanks, the best mixture is a 50/50 mix. It provides the throat hit-like smoking and also makes the juice thin enough to wick properly. Using too thick of a juice in a MTL tank can cause it not to wick properly leading to dry hits and coils burning out too fast. 60/40 (VG/PG) is also acceptable. For sub ohm tanks, the best mixture is 70/30 (VG/PG) but 60/40 and 80/20 are also acceptable (VG/PG). Max VG isn’t recommended as it could contain anywhere from 80-99% VG and be too thick to wick properly if it’s on the higher VG side, 50/50 isn’t recommended either as it can be too harsh in a sub ohm tank and could be too thin causing leaks.

Nicotine Strength:

Ejuice also comes in many options of nicotine strength. While nicotine strength is preference, I will give you the basic guidelines. 1.5-6mg is the optimal range for sub ohm tanks. Anything higher will be too strong to use as sub ohm tanks deliver more nicotine than MTL tanks. For MTL tanks, 12-24 is the optimal range. Of course, everyone is different so find what works for you, and if you don’t need the nicotine at all, then feel free to buy 0MG nicotine for any tank.

Drip tips:

All tanks have a drip tip. But not all drip tips are the same. There are 2 standard diameters of drip tips. The 510 (smaller) and 810 (larger) and they come in different heights as well. Some shorter than others. What’s better is all preference to the user. 510 and 810 tips can be replaced with any of the same size tips and are widely sold in many places. Some feature proprietary tips that can’t be replaced as easy. “Wide bore” refers to tips that have more air and are less restricted. Even tips of the same size (example 510) can have different levels of airflow due to being wide bore or not.

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