The Best Vape Tanks & Clearomizers for 2017

The Best Vape Tanks of 2017 include:

Best for: Type: Capacity Price:
Cloud Chasing Smok TFV8 Cloud Beast 6ml $38.95
Flavor GeekVape Avocado 3ml $29.99
High-end SvoëMesto Kayfun V5 4ml $119.95
Mouth to Lung Joyetech CUBIS Sub Ohm 3.5ml $24.99
Quitting Smoking

Beginners

Aspire Nautilus Mini 2ml $29.99
Vaping on a Budget Eleaf iJust 2 TC 5.5ml $14.99
RTA Sigelei Moonshot 24 3ml $41.95
Largest Capacity Vaporfi Edge 7ml $44.99
Sub Ohm Uwell Crown 2 Subohm Tank 4ml $29.95

Best vape tank for beginners

For most beginner vapers the best tanks are going to be cheap and not too big but still give a great vaping experience. Many people start vaping as a way to stop smoking, or at least reduce the number of cigarettes they smoke; for these people an affordable clearomizer that simulates the experience of cigarette smoking is a good option.

Aspire Nautilus Mini – $29.99

ASPIRE Nautilus Mini vape tank

  • Stainless steel and Pyrex glass tank
  • 2.0ml Capacity (full size Nautilus has 5ml capacity)
  • Bottom vertical coils for enhanced flavor
  • Adjustable airflow
  • Mouth to lung vaping possible

This clearomizer tank is the smaller version of the Aspire Nautilus and is the perfect tank to introduce you to vaping. The small size makes it very portable and ideal for those who want to vape discreetly. This clearomizer also gives a great mouth to lung hit which means it has the same style of draw and inhaling as cigarette smoking.

The Aspire Nautilus Mini is well built and the coils are long lasting. When you do need to replace the coils the tank is easy to dismantle. The BVC coils used in this clearomizer provide great flavor and a good amount of vapor production, leading to a very satisfying vaping experience.

The stainless steel and pyrex glass tank has four different air flow settings. Adjusting the air flow allows you to control the temperature of the vapor, the amount of vapor produced, and the draw. Restricting the airflow provides a tight draw, similar to cigarette smoking.

At $29.99 this tank is fantastic value for money. It is not advisable to buy anything too much cheaper than this because the vaping experience just won’t be as satisfying. For a lot of beginners, not being satisfied with vaping means returning to cigarettes so it is worth spending an extra $5 to get a decent setup.

Best vape tank for flavor

The tank that’s best for flavor ultimately comes down to the individual because it depends on what else you want from your clearomizer.

Herakles Plus Tank by Sense – $29.99

Herakles Plus Tank

  • Stainless steel and Pyrex glass construction
  • 3.6ml E-liquid capacity
  • Convenient top fill method
  • Top and bottom air flow
  • Adjustable air flow
  • Adjustable juice flow

After the success of their original sub-ohm tank, Herakles built the Plus Tank with airflow and flavor in mind. The new design allows airflow to travel directly to the coil instead of relying on an auxiliary airflow mechanism. This improved airflow efficiency combined with Sense’s all new Tri Parallel Coil Design make it ideal for vapers looking for great flavour. The 3.6ml tank features a top filling system and comes with a preinstalled 0.4 ohm Kanthal coil and a replacement Stainless Steel 0.2 ohm coil. The Kanthal coil allows ranges from 35 to 100W while the stainless steel coil allows ranges from 35 to 80W. It also comes with a replacement glass tube.

 

Best vape tanks for clouds

Smok TFV8 Cloud Beast $38.95

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  • 6ml capacity
  • Top fill method
  • Adjustable dual bottom air flow slots
  • Includes octuple and quadruple sub-ohm coil heads
  • Includes RBA head

Huge coils, a large tank, and plenty of airflow ensures that the Smok TFV8 lives up to its ‘cloud beast’ name. For dedicated cloud chasers this is a dream tank that will easily fill up whole rooms with clouds.

The main differences between the TFV4 and TFV8 are; the increased size of the air holes and heating air tube, an increased tank capacity, and a bigger filling hole. Air hole slot size has been increased by 18%, the size of the internal airflow tube has been increased by 30%, and tank capacity has been increased from 5ml to 6ml.

The tank comes with three large coil heads; the V8-T8 (0.15ohm 50w-260/Best 120-180w), a V8-Q4 ( 0.15ohm 50w-180/Best 90-150w), and an 18mm V8-RBA which comes with dual Clapton coils (0.28ohm 50-140w) installed. A T6 (0.15ohm) is also available to buy separately. Over the lifetime of the Smok TFV4 twenty different coils were released so you can expect more to become available for the TFV8 over the coming months.

The large surface area of the coils means you will go through e-liquid very quickly. If you want to generate giant clouds then there is no way around this. The 20% increase in tank capacity to 6ml as well as the larger filling hole does reduce the inconvenience of regular refills.

While the dense clouds produced by this tank do lead to a rich flavour, the flavor isn’t much better than most sub ohm clearomizers on the market. If flavour is your primary concern then the Herakles Plus or Uwell Crown may be a better choice.

One drawback is the 24.5mm diameter of the tank because it won’t sit flush with most mods. However many people will find this a worthwhile trade-off for the increased tank capacity.

VaporFi vShock Tank – $49.99

VaporFi vShock Tank

  • Stainless steel and Pyrex glass construction
  • Can handle high VG juices
  • 5ml capacity
  • Adjustable airflow
  • Includes three different coils

VaporFi designed the vShock tank to be the best cloud chasing vape tank every made. It’s designed for ultra low resistance atomizers, huge air flow, and it easily handles high VG juices.

The VaporFi vShock is made of stainless steel and Pyrex glass. The clearomizer is designed to fit flush with most 510 mech mods and drip tips.

There are airflow valves on both the base of the atomizer and the drip tip. The wide airflow slots offer huge airflow but also the option of dripping. The intake holes on the atomizer are rectangular shaped so that high VG juices can be handled easily. The tank has a good 5 ml e-liquid capacity.

The vShock comes with three different coils; a 0.2 ohm atomizer and a 0.6 ohm atomizer, and a TCT Ni200 0.15 ohm coil. The wicks are made from 100% organic cotton. The Ni200 0.15 ohm coil is only for use with regulated mods that can control the temperature of the coil. Vaporfi sells replacement coils, a pack of five will cost you $19.99.

Best tank to quit smoking

If you want a vaping experience that simulates cigarette smoking then you need a tank that is capable of mouth to lung hits. “Mouth to lung” describes the type of tight draw that cigarette smoking provides. To quit smoking e-liquid with around 6-12mg of nicotine is a good start. It is possible to buy tobacco flavor e-liquids but you should also check out some more unique flavors.

Aspire Nautilus mini

As it happens this is also the tank we recommended for beginners, you can read the full review at the top of this page. The Aspire Nautilus Mini combined with a 1.6 ohm coil and a mod set to 10-20W can create a vape similar to cigarette smoking. Use the code DNA10 to get this price.

$29.99

Best sub ohm tank

Uwell Crown subohm tank – $28.95

Uwell Crown subohm tank

  • Stainless steel and quartz glass construction
  • 4ml Juice capacity
  • Comes with three coils heads (2x 0.25 ohm and 1x 0.5 ohm)
  • Adjustable air flow
  • Top and bottom fill methods

The best clearomizer tank for subohm vaping at the moment is considered to be this Uwell crown subohm tank or the Smok TFV4. Since we covered the TFV4 in the best tank for clouds section, we will look at the Uwell Crown here. The Uwell Crown is a 2015 release; it is the first tank to be made by new company Shenzhen Uwell Technology Co. The flavor and vapor from this tank is better than almost everything else on the market at the moment.

The clearomizer comes with three coils, a 0.25 head rated up to 120 watts of power, a 0.5 ohm dual coil that is rated up to 80 watts, and a 0.15 ohm Ni200 head that is already installed when you buy it.

The build and quality on the Uwell Crown is second to none; it is made of stainless steel and quartz glass. The bottom or top fill tank holds 4ml of e-juice.

The wattage range is 10-120W with single or dual coils

Best cheap vape tank

Eleaf iJust 2 TC Tank $13.50 (Save 10%)

Eleaf iJust 2 TC vape tank

  • Stainless steel and glass construction
  • 5.5ml Tank capacity
  • Temperature control compatible
  • 4 adjustable air holes
  • Includes two 0.15 ohm TC coil heads
  • Widebore stainless steel drip tip

Despite the fact that this is a budget tank, nothing about it feels budget. Excellent flavor, a large tank, quad adjustable airflow holes, high quality materials, and temperature control are the main features of this clearomizer.

The flavor produced by the Eleaf iJust 2 manages to compete with some of the best tanks on the market. Vapor production is also impressive, you can expect large clouds.

An added bonus is the preinstalled 0.15 ohm TC coil head and a second spare one that comes free with the tank. There are two other types of coil that can be bought separately; a 0.3 ohm coil and 0.5ohm coil.

Airflow is adjusted with an airflow control ring which is placed over the air holes.

Best mouth to lung tank

Joyetech CUBIS Sub Ohm $22.49 (Save 10%)

Joyetech Cubis RTA atomizer tank small

  • 3.5ml tank capacity
  • Doesn’t leak
  • Top fill
  • Adjustable airflow
  • Available in 7 colors

The Joyetech Cubis offers the best mouth to lung vape of any clearomizer currently on the market. Even with the air holes fully opened there is a tight draw. If you want to do anything other than mouth to lung hits then a more versatile tank would be the Aspire Nautilus which is reviewed at the top of this article.

The Cubis has a innovative design to ensure that leakage cannot occur. There are few other mtl vape tanks that don’t leak at all. The airflow controls are contained within the removable top cap, greatly reducing the risk of either leakage or coil flooding. The top section of the tank and the coil can be removed as one unit, allowing for coil replacement and juice refills without spilling e-liquid. The cup like tank is completely sealed at the bottom.

Refilling is as easy as it gets, you just unscrew the top section of the tank and pour in the e-liquid. Instead of narrow openings you have the whole diameter of the tank so there’s no need for syringes or droppers.

The tank comes with three pre-built coil heads; a 0.5 ohm stainless steel coil head for 15 to 30W, a 1.0 ohm stainless steel coil head for 10 to 25W, and a 1.5 ohm Clapton for 8 to 20W. The 1.0 ohm and 1.5 ohm heads are advertised as mouth to lung and will provide a tight draw. The wicking inlets on the heads are right at the bottom so as long as there’s e-liquid in your tank there’s no chance of dry hits.

Best dripper tank

Dripping is when you apply a a small amount of e-juice directly to the wick. Dripping was originally a way of increasing flavor but it is now a technique mainly used by cloud chasers.

Kanger Subtank mini clearomizer $35.10

Kanger Subtank mini clearomizer

  • Durable Pyrex glass
  • 4.5ml Capacity
  • Adjustable airflow
  • Various coil heads available
  • Comes with optional RBA base

This tank is often used by vapers as a dripping tank. It comes with an RBA which you can put strands of organic cotton in, drip the e-liquid onto the cotton then attach the glass tank and drip tip.

Some of the other specs of this drip tank; it comes with two RBA 0.5 Ω / 30W coils, Japanese Organic Cotton, and three O-rings. The tank capacity is 4.5ml.

Best RTA tank

An RTA is a rebuildable tank atomizer. It is a device that allows you to build your own atomizer coils.

vaporesso gemini

Vaporesso Gemini RTA $27

  • 3.5ml Tank Capacity
  • Dual Adjustable Airflow
  • Easy to use build deck
  • Zero Blind Spot Airflow
  • Wide Bore Drip Tip
  • 510 Threaded

The Vaporesso Gemini is one of the most popular RTAs currently on the market and is the biggest competitor for the hugely popular Geekvape Griffin. It is constructed using high grade stainless steel and features a 16mm two post rebuildable deck, dual adjustable airflow and an easy to use top fill system. It stands at 61.5mm in height and has a width of 22mm. It comes with an extra pyrex tank, allen key, extra screws, extra o-rings, two clapton coils, 510 drip tip adapter and 13.5mm delrin wide bore drip tip.

So why choose this over the Griffin? Simply put, the airflow is far superior. You get more airflow control as well as more juice flow control. It has quad adjustable airflow at the top as well as quad adjustable airflow at the bottom. It also has a central airhole post between the velocity posts on the build deck. This means that air is drawn from the base, travels up through the central post and and out both sides of the post onto the coils. Vaporesso call this “Zero Blind Spot Airflow”. The nice thing about this tank is if you get too much airflow you can close the top or bottom off accordingly to fit your needs. It also features much larger wicking holes than the Griffin. This in turn leads to more vapor and better flavor.

Best for dry herb and wax

VaporFi Pro-DHW $18.99

VaporFi Pro-DHW tank

When it comes to dry herbs and wax there aren’t a huge number of clearomizers to choose from. One of the most important features in a herb vaping tank is the ability to avoid burnt hits, something the Pro-DHW handles very well. The Vaporfi Pro-DHW has a minimalist, streamlined design and is available in either black or stainless steel.

The tank strikes a good balance between a large enough tank to minimize the hassle of refills and a small enough tank so that the Pro-DHW manages to be portable and discreet.

A metal scooper and brush are included so that the tank can be kept as clean as possible. With a reasonable level of care the Vaporfi Pro-DHW will last for years.

Best Vape Tanks of 2017

  • 1 – Smok TFV8 Cloud Beast (Cloud Chasing)
  • 2 – GeekVape Avocado (Flavor)
  • 3 – SvoëMesto Kayfun V5 (High-end)
  • 4 – Joyetech CUBIS Sub Ohm (Mouth to Lung)
  • 5 – Aspire Nautilus Mini (Quitting Smoking/Beginners)
  • 6 – Eleaf iJust 2 TC (Budget/Cheap)
  • 7 – Sigelei Moonshot 24 (RTA)
  • 8 – Vaporfi Edge (Largest Capacity)
  • 9 – Uwell Crown 2 Subohm Tank (Sub Ohm)

5 Comments
  1. Reply Bill July 20, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Got nautilus mini want bigger tank what do you suggest
    30watt e leaf battery

    • Reply janneh July 26, 2016 at 9:48 am

      There is still a bigger version of the Nautilus on the market which holds 5ml of e-juice. If you liked the Nautilus Mini, chances are you’ll be content with the Nautilus.

    • Reply VapingInsider July 25, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      If your priority is flavor then the 4ml Kanger Toptank Mini is a great all rounder. If the mouth to lung aspect was your favorite thing about the Nautilus mini then a good choice is ths slightly smaller 3.5ml Joyetech Cubis, however you will sacrifice flavor.

  2. Reply Randall Postlethwait August 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    No Kayfun 5? beats all those listed in flavor category.

    • Reply Nick S. September 7, 2016 at 4:48 am

      Randall, Thanks for that mention of the K5. I now own one..

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