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SMOK TFV8 X Baby image
Capacity - 9 / 10
Vapor - 9 / 10
Flavor - 10/10
Design - 9/10
Ease of use - 8/10
Uwell Crown III tank
Capacity - 10 / 10
Vapor - 9 / 10
Flavor - 8/10
Design - 10/10
Ease of use - 8/10

Best Vape Tanks in 2018

Pros

  • The ergonomic and discrete size
  • Replaceable coils applicable (0.75 sub ohm)
  • Compliant with TPD regulation
  • The airflow can be adjusted
  • It is possible to pick up different coil options
  • The kit includes two tanks
  • Great in price
  • Good brand reputation

Cons

  • For now, it is designed for low-wattage vaping only
  • Design: comes in stainless steel
  • The color of the tip: standard
  • Volume: 2.0 mL
  • Electric specifications: 0.75 ohms
  • Format: 70 x 14 mm (length/width)
  • No thread

The Halo Triton II is a simple sub-ohm vape tank available at a low price. It comes with replaceable coils with the contents of 2 mL each. The adjustable airflow is designed for the customer’s convenience. It comes with 0.75 sub ohm coils. Two tanks come within each pack. The trusted company’s name guarantees the quality assurance.

The Halo tanks are slim and small in size; they come with different replaceable coils and a wide variety of e-juices to fill in. The vapor amount is entirely decent for the ergonomic design. It is perfect for mouth-to-lung vaping or taking restrictive direct lung draws. Excellent for a transition to sub-ohm vaping.

Pros

  • Easy to fill (top-fill)
  • The airflow holes of a comfortable size (16 x 2 mm each)
  • The right amount of vapor and quality of flavor
  • Designed for two types of coils (0.4 and 0.5 ohm)
  • Great build

Cons

  • Doesn’t work with Baby Beast coils
  • Format (standard): 24.5 x 59 mm
  • Format (EU edition): 24.5 x 57 mm
  • Volume (standard): 4 mL
  • Volume (EU edition) : 2mL
  • Coils: X Baby Q2 dual coil – 0.4 ohm (40-80 W)
  • X Baby M2 dual coil – 0.25 ohm (3.7 V mech mod)
  • Made of stainless steel

Meet the SMOK’s TFV8, famous for its reimagined design. The tank capacity is 4 mL of e-liquid. The device is 24.5 mm in diameter and has two air holes in the format of 16 mm to 2 mm each. This size makes it comfortable to take deep direct lung draws. It is designed to enable the top fil, which made the TFV8 popular.

The device has preserved the build quality, so users experienced with SMOK will feel comfortably familiar with this one. Tha tank is leak-proof and is equipped with the two-hinge locking system. The fitting coils are M2 0.5-ohm (for 30-40 W) and Q2 0.4-ohm (for 40-80 W). A perfect choice among the mid-wattage vapes.

Pros

    • The high-quality performance
    • The mechanism for locking the top
    • Filled from the top at a half-twist
    • Coils are easy to plug
    • Stands high power pressure
    • Nice airflow
    • Fine build quality

Cons

  • Needs the full tank to perform at its best
  • The tank heats up after a lengthy use
  • The liquid condenses in the drip tip
  • The base diameter 24.5 mm
  • Tank capacity 5.0 mL maximum
  • The tank filled from the top. Anti-leak cap.
  • The dual-fill ports at 3.5 x 6 mm
  • A plug and pull replacement mechanism
  • A parallel 0.25-ohm coil for the wattage of 80 to 90W
  • A parallel 0.5-ohm SUS316 coil for the wattage of 70 to 80W
  • The design of the coil is vertical
  • The user-friendly plug and pull design
  • Designed by Threadless
  • Easy and fast to set and replace coils
  • The key tool
  • Easy to change coils and clean the tank
  • The adjustable bottom airflow
  • Format: 11 x 2mm
  • Made from the stainless steel
  • Various finishing available
  • Includes resistant quartz glass
  • The 510 connection with stainless steel threading
  • The contact plated with 24-carat gold

Meet the new Crown! The renowned tanks have become even more perfect. We present the Uwell Crown tank with a capacity 5 ml and a length of 24.5 mm. The container is equipped with an anti-leak threaded top-fill cap and has fill ports to ease the filling process. Users will enjoy the smooth bottom airflow.

The new coil head design is equipped with a plug and pull system. You don’t have to thread coils, but to plug them in. There are two types of coils coming with the Crown III tank. The 0.25-ohm coils come with the wattage of 80 to 90 W and 0.5-ohm coils correspond to 70 to 80 W. The material used is stainless steel. The device is supplied with the temperature control system and lets you enjoy the great flavor in different wattage settings.

Pros

  • It contains the mesh coil
  • The handy lock on the top fill
  • Spare glass
  • Compatible with Baby Beast coils
  • A drip tip
  • Designed for direct lung vaping

Cons

  • It’s not clear what the coils are made of
  • The diameter of the base is 23 mm
  • The width at the widest point is 26 mm
  • Volume: 4.5 mL
  • Made of stainless steel
  • The food-grade pyrex bulb glass
  • The reinforced glass
  • Resistant to high temperatures
  • A handy top fill design
  • Equipped with the airflow control
  • Can be used with the Baby Beast coils
  • V8 Baby-Q4 (0.4ohm ) quadruple coil – suitable for 30-65 W
  • V8 Baby-T12 (0.15ohm ) red light – ideal for 50-90 W
  • V8 Baby mesh (0.15ohm ) – modeled for 40-80 W
  • A wide drip tip (cobra resin)
  • The 510 battery connection

Available in the following colors: metallic, black, purple, white, pink, gold, green, red, blue and a rainbow.

This tank offers the best flavorful clouds. The SMOK tank combines the best features of the Prince and the Baby Beast. The has a convenient top-fil and a hidden bubble glass with a capacity of 4.5 mL. The fans should be happy to meet this stunning and improved device.

The tank comes with three TFV8 Baby Beast coil heads. The kit contains a Q4 coil of 0.4 ohms, a LED coil for 0.15 ohm and a new mesh coil for 0.15 ohm. The whole thing is designed to give a user the high-quality production in the reduced size.

Pros

  • The hardy design of the tank
  • Compliant with TPD (have to use EXO coils)
  • The slots for the airflow are big
  • Non-leaky thanks to the gasket seal
  • Conforms to the original 0.4 and 0.2-ohm coils
  • The right amount of vapor and excellent flavor
  • A spare drip tip

Cons

  • You can’t adjust the air-flow
  • It should often be refilled when using EXO coils
  • Format: 23.5 x 57 mm
  • Volume: 2 mL for a TPD version and 3.5mL for a standard version
  • Coil characteristics: 0.4 ohms for 40-60 W and 0.16 ohm for 60-100 W
  • Thread: 510

The Cleito vape has evolved, still preserving its best qualities. It accepts original Cleito coils (0.4-ohm), but also it takes the new EXO coils. Thanks to this the device can pass the TPD regulation. Cleito is made from stainless steel under the PCTG technology that makes it quite durable. The air slots size is bigger to the user’s advantage: they produce quite enough of airflow for the mid-wattage vaping.

The size of the Aspire Cleito EXO is 23.5 mm in diameter and 57 mm in length. Its capacity is 3.5 mL. The original 0.4-ohm coils go for the wattage of 40-60 W. The device can be used with 0.16 ohm Clapton coils with the wattage of 60-100 W. The top cap has knurling for a better grip with fingers and a gasket seal. The 510 battery connection is plated with 24-carat gold.

a bunch of vape tanks imageHow to Choose the Best Vape Tank

Currently, the vape market astonishes its customers with a wide variety of vape tanks. The number of available vape tanks is measured in hundreds, which makes it really difficult for a customer to find the best vape tank in the abundance of offered options.

Having decided to purchase a vape tank, a person considers a set of factors that include but are not limited to product characteristics (like resistance rating and tank capacity), cost, payment and delivery conditions. From this article, you will learn everything you need to know to buy the best vape tank for yourself. We’ll provide an overview of the best vape tanks on the market as well.

Happy Choice: the Best Vape Tank

Let’s get the definition right first. A vape tank is a component part of a vaporizer that contains an e liquid and a heating element. As a rule, a vape tank is made of metal (anodized aluminum and stainless steel), pyrex and plastic. So, how to make a choice that will facilitate your vaping experience?

Glassomizer, Clearomizer or Cartomizer – Which Tank to Choose?

three vape tanks cool imageThe three options seem similar at first sight, but a more in-depth analysis reveals significant distinctions that can influence your choice. Glassomizer and clearomizer are two very similar devices, the only difference between them is that the glassomizer has a pyrex glass reservoir, and a clearomizer has a plastic one that can undergo erosion due to the long-term contact with the e-liquid that contains acid (Some e-liquids contain citric acid that helps to preserve the liquid. While it is completely safe for human body, it can erode plastic over time).

As for the cartomizer, it is a tank that contains wicking material that absorbs e-liquid. When the battery gets activated, the e-liquid gets heated by the coil. A clearomizer, being similar to cartomizer as well, doesn’t have cotton. In this device, wicks absorb the e-liquid and hold it in the reservoir. This way, all a vaper needs to do is refill their e-liquid tank after a couple of hits.

Custom Coil Builds or Pre-Built?

vape tank dual coil closeA vaping tank contains a coil or several coils inside of it. The majority of brands offering personal vaporizers make pre-built coils. This way, a vaper can easily replace a burned one by screwing. However, it is not the only available choice.

Some experienced vapers prefer to build their own coils and thus need a vape tank that has a buildable deck. Such custom coil tanks are often referred to as box mod tanks.

Resistance

The resistance level of a vaping tank determines the amount of its vapor production. The lower the resistance is, the more vapor is produced. Users often find the vaping process at lower wattages more satisfying when the resistance is higher. Sub-ohm vapers believe that lower resistance rating will deliver a better experience for them.

Airflow

One more critical factor in choosing the best vape tank is its airflow options. The experience of vaping depends on the amount of the airflow of your vape tank. Vapers who want to achieve experience similar to smoking choose limited airflow, while a maximum airflow will deliver the best experience to those preferring a smooth vaping process.

Types of Vape Tanks

The choice of vape tanks is huge. Still, they all can be divided into two categories based on the draw principle, namely direct-lung or mouth-to-lung. Direct-lung vape tanks allow you to pull vapor into your lungs directly with one motion, as their air holes are big and the draw you get is loose.

Using a mouth-to-lung tank, you will get an experience similar to smoking actual tobacco cigarettes, when you take a draw, and then inhale.

In most vape tanks, the airflow is adjustable so that direct-lung and mouth-to-lung vapers all have the best vaping experience. Below is the explanation of differences between DL and MTL tanks and their peculiarities that will allow you to pick the best vape tank for the flavor you prefer.

basic vape tank graphic imageMTL Vape Tanks

MTL (mouth-to-lung) vape tanks saw the world first. They were installed on the first vaporizers, and their primary purpose was to imitate the experience of smoking a cigarette. Such a container has a tight draw, so a two-step inhalation process is required. One will not be able to puff vast clouds of vapor with the help of this type of tank.

There is a popular false belief that MTL tanks are only for beginners. Even though they are preferable for beginner vapers, they can deliver the best vaping experience to any vaper, regardless of their experience. Speaking of used liquids, it is worth noting that MTL-vapor tanks work better with thinner viscosity e-liquids (do not extend 60/40 ratio of VG vs PG).

DL Vape Tanks

vape tank with yellow vaporDL (direct-lung) tanks, also referred to as sub ohm tanks, derived from MTL tanks that we discussed above. If you use such a tank, you will experience a one-step process of inhaling vapor, pulling it directly into your lungs. We already wrote that MTL tanks give an experience that resembles smoking actual cigarettes.

In this context, MTL tanks offer an experience similar to bong rips. You will get a looser draw and a larger airflow, like the one of a water pipe or a bong.

DL tanks are also sometimes called sub ohm tanks because their coil resistance is less than 1 ohm. For this reason, a user gets warmer vapor and more flavor. The amount of vapor you can get with DL tanks is enormous. Thus, direct-lung vape tanks are the best vape tank for clouds.

It is also worth noting that direct-lung vape tanks work well with thick liquids that do not fit MTL tanks. When used with thinner e-liquids, you might experience leakage, because such tanks have juice flow holes and big airflow meant to deliver enormous clouds of vapor.

vape with a vape tank unattachedNow you know how to choose the best vape tank that will give you the best vaping experience. Based on the process you want to get (similar to smoking or water-pipe) and the e-liquid you wish to use (thick or thin) you will be able to choose what fits you best. Also, opting for a higher-quality material (metal over plastic) will save your budget in the long run.

Selecting the best vape tank, you should also consider your favorite liquid. To pick the best vape tank for the flavor you prefer, you need to check the density of the e-liquid and opt for a DM tank if the liquid is thick, and MTL tank if the e-liquid is thin.


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David Brown

Smoker for 20 years, switched to vaping 5 years ago. Never felt better since then. The best decision in my life. Proficient in DIY e-juices and custom coil builds. Vape collection - Wismec Noisy Cricket, SMOK Majesty Luxe, Augvape Druga, Dr. Dabber Aurora, Vaporesso Revenger Favorite e-juices - American Patriots by Naked 100, Tobacconist by Element Absinthe , Cosmic Fog Chill'd Tobacco, Starry Night by Quiet Owl

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