Sub ohm and low ohm tanks create a massive list of possible competition. This top 10 list will focus only on the sub ohm vape tank format. The following tanks include varieties suitable for 30W to 200W+ mods and temperature control vaping.
1. The Council of Vapor Phoenix
Council of Vapor produces extraordinarily lovely items, like their 22-mm tank rated for 120W maximum.Ceramic tanks are sweeping the advanced market with their long-lasting coils and pure flavor.
Council of Vapor’s ceramic heating element is embedded in the core and should be cleaned periodically with the tool supplied. Refilling and airflow adjustment are top-mounted. Capacity is a mere 2 ml to produce a low-profile product featuring a trio of honeycomb tips designed to stop e juice from spitting.
2. OBS Ace
Again, ceramics top the charts and so does the top-fill method. This food-grade vertical coil is made from Kanthal inside ceramics, offering longevity and flavor purity. OBS also includes a two-post rebuild deck. Slide the top away to refill a 4.5-ml tube. Set up a low-watt mod, perhaps 30W to 40W, and you’ll find out how clean vapor can taste. There is one adjustable airflow hole plus adjustable top airflow.
3. SMOK Micro TFV4
While the original is great, customers seem to prefer the SMOK Micro TFV4 which is equally as effective but more discrete. It retains the quad-flow airflow adjustment style of its predecessor and the ability to fill e-juice from the top. Assorted coils supply a huge range of vaping possibilities, but coils packaged with the device are suitable for up to 60W. Start with a 2.5-ml tank, extending to 3.5 ml or 5 ml using parts supplied by SMOK.
4. Aspire Cleito
Aspire’s sub ohm tank features gentle grooves for extra grip on the top cap which also create a stunning visual effect, especially in rose gold. Aspire got rid of the static chimney so vapor goes right to the drip tip when you vape at up 70W using 0.2-ohm coils, and this 22-mm tank looks great on a Pegasus. Cross-section airflow creates excellent clouds and they taste great with organic cotton. A set of cuffs in different colors is supplied for grip and to customize the tank, lending a youthful transformation to Aspire’s classic style.
5. FreeMax Scylla Mini
Smaller can be better, especially when you want to create a compact setup. The Freemax Scylla Mini adopts the features of its larger version but with an 18.3 mm diameter for slender tube and box mods. Use a twist-and-lock system to fill from the top and a non-threaded rail design to prevent leaks.
The tank holds just 2 ml and handles 70W. Food-grade ceramic coils are compatible as well as organic cotton coils from the FreeMax Starre. Nickel 200, stainless steel, and Clapton coils are also available.
6. MarsTeam Japan Yokozuna
Here’s something different: a sub ohm tank designed in Japan rather than the US or China. MarsTeam has created a compact, user-friendly model for moderate output featuring spit-back prevention and a vertical coil system.
Glass dominates in order to produce a clean and light appearance as compared with many tanks seemingly heavy with stainless steel hardware. Vapor is funneled to reduce heat and increase flavor on the way out. Install 0.8-ohm or 0.3-ohm Kanthal coils for up to 50W vaping. The 2.5-ml tube is filled from the bottom, unusual among newer sub ohm tanks.
7. Kanger TOPTANK Mini
The list above is dominated by relatively new or high-end names: OBS, Council of Vapor, MarsTeam, and FreeMax. Kanger, Aspire, and SMOK have been major players for much longer and Kanger’s TOPTANK Mini proves that experience counts.
The TOPTANK design has been serving vapers for many months but still comes out near the top of the pile with its versatile coil options, attractive color selection, and 4-ml tank. They took their popular Subtank, tweaked it a little, and came up with a top-fill system containing stainless steel organic cotton coils plus a Mini rebuild deck.
Nickel 200 0.15-ohm coils are already installed but other builds are available. The bottom cap contains dual airflow holes, enabling consumers to adjust airflow precisely as they want it.
8. Wismec Theorem Drip Tank Hybrid
You know their mods; now get to know Wismec’s Theorem tank, a great companion to the Wismec Presa, Centurion, or Reuleaux mods. The Theorem contains a split-positive build deck and introduces their NotchCoils which literally feature little notches. Designed to be accessible for cleaning and rebuilding, there is some complexity here but also a lot of potential to satisfy fussy, advanced vapers.
The best range for vaping with the Wismec Theorem is around the moderate level up to 70W. Airflow at the top reduces the chance of leaks and cools vapor too. The SS316 NotchCoil is easy to wick and offers 0.25-ohm cloud production. One full glass and one stainless steel-plus-glass tube are included.
9. Kanger CL Tank 4
What’s great about Kanger’s new CL Tank is how safe it is. Sure, the compact design is handy and Kanger’s SUS316L coils are great for 50W or 60W vaping, but parents should be especially impressed by the locking mechanism.
Keep kids safe and away from the dangers of nicotine with this child-resistant lockable sub ohm tank which also helps prevent leaks. Fill your 4-ml reservoir from the top and twist to seal. A 22 mm width is compatible with most sub ohm mods, either boxes or tubes.
10. Eleaf Melo III
The Eleaf Melo III Mini was released at the same times as Eleaf’s iStick Pico as part of the starter kit which is currently a bestselling combination. Eleaf utilizes reinforced glass plus 304SS to create a durable product, but also a stealthy one. Airflow control is hidden within the design, access by twisting the bottom ring.
Select a full-sized or mini version for 2 ml or 4 ml maximum capacity but the same width and wattage range of up to 100W according to the coil selected. Atlantis and Triton coils are compatible with the Melo III as well as its own replacements and the drip tip has been insulated to prevent burns.