Introduction

Sub-ohm vaping is quickly becoming one of the more popular methods enjoyed across the worldwide vaping community. Drawn in by those big clouds and the promise of intense flavours and hits, more vapers than ever before are taking their devices below the 1-ohm threshold.

The manufacturers haven’t ignored this trend and today you can find a wide selection of sub-ohm compatible devices all across the market. From mods designed specifically to support the power needs of a sub-ohm vaper to coils that make us reconsider just how low we can get that resistance level, a lot of time and effort has gone into expanding the hardware around sub-ohm vaping. It’s more than just a case of upping the power and dropping the coil resistance though; many different factors go into ensuring a solid sub-ohm experience. One absolutely key element is the tank.

The tank can determine everything on a vape. From coil compatibility and maximum E-liquid capacity to the size and shape of drip-tips and the rate of airflow needed to counter the increased heat of a sub-ohm hit, it’s clear that so much of the vaping experience relies on the tanks themselves. As such many hardware manufacturers focus their efforts on developing tanks, experimenting with new designs and novel ideas about how a tank is built. Practicality, ease of use and overall style are all major considerations to a sub-ohm tank’s design.

This has left us with a market absolutely flooded with exciting, innovative sub-ohm tanks. The average vaper has a wealth of options to choose from, but which ones are the best? Whilst answering such a question may be difficult and demands an awful lot of research, we’re willing to put the work in. We’ve considered the wide selection of sub-ohm tanks on the market and put together what we believe is a comprehensive list of its absolute best options.

What is the best sub-ohm tank you can buy today? Let’s find out.

10.  Vandy Vape Paradox RDA

Vandy Vape Paradox

OUR RATING (/5):

3.2

PROS

  • Wide choice of drip tips.
  • Innovative airflow design, cooling and built to ensure flavour retention.
  • Easy coil installation and refill design.

CONS

  • 1.5ml capacity, lower than low.
  • Will support sub-ohm coils, but again limited.

Overall Review

The Vandy Vape Paradox RDA was designed with a novel approach to airflow in mind. It’s uniquely cut channels feed air directly into the coil, helping to bring out thick vapour and intense flavours in a relatively unique way. This airflow innovation is supported by a decent coil range, with most kits coming with a 0.27ohm coil pre-installed. The refill and coil installation process are nice and straightforward, hitting that balance between ease of access and security against leaks which, alongside a selection of drip-tips, gives it a good range of customisability. However it is a little limited in certain areas, most of all by an abysmal 1.5ml tank. Whilst the Paradox RDA certainly does some interesting things with airflow and potentially represents a new approach to tank design, its unsuitable capacity lets it down.

RRP: £25-£30

9. VapeSoul Vone 

VapeSoul Vone

OUR RATING (/5):

3.5

PROS

  • Sliding top cap for very easy refill, matched with secure locking mechanism.
  • Good coil range.

CONS

  • Some complaints of airflow leak.
  • 2ml capacity.

Overall Review

When it comes to ease of use you’d be hard pressed to find a sub-ohm tank better designed than the VapeSoul Vone. Built around a bold fully-sliding lid that nevertheless maintains a tight seal when locked, this is by far the easiest to fill vape tank we’ve ever seen. This makes the VapeSoul Vone eminently portable; a good factor, considering its lacklustre capacity of 2ml. It’s coil range is relatively versatile, offering support down to a respectable 0.15ohms and a standardised thread that ensures its compatibility with a huge range of mods. In all the VapeSoul Vone is a solid piece of kit, boasting a respectable versatility and a novel refilling mechanism, though not much else.

RRP: £22-£25

8. EH Pro Raptor

EH Pro Raptor

OUR RATING (/5):

3.5

PROS

  • Channelled airflow for good cooling and flavour enhancement, using somewhat unique seagrass cotton coil.
  • Easy top-fill design and secure leakproof lock.
  • 6ml bubble tank included in most kits.

CONS

  • Some complaints about difficulty cleaning tank and coils, quick residue build-up.
  • Some availability issues.

Overall Review

Seagrass is an interesting approach to coil manufacturing, offering an alternative to the usual cotton-blend coils that most of us are familiar with. They do require a little more support to be fully utilised, which is where EH Pro come in. Their Raptor is designed to fully surround the coil in a clear airflow, preventing the coil from overheating whilst bringing out the most in flavour and vapour production. With a wide range of support for these coils -going down to 0.15ohm- plus a selection of different drip-tips the Raptor has great customisation potential. Enhanced with a classic top-fill design and with most kits boasting a 6ml capacity, this tank is a fantastic choice for a customised seagrass sub-ohm experience.

RRP: £20

7. Apollo Portal

Apollo Portal

OUR RATING (/5):

3.6

PROS

  • Direct top-fill design.
  • Decent coil range.

CONS

  • Only 2ml capacity.
  • Good for a beginner, but not much use beyond this.

Overall Review

The Apollo Portal is an example of solid design with excellent execution, following the standards of the vaping industry without taking any wild risks. It’s direct top-fill design is a staple of vaping manufacturers, allowing for easy refill and helping to stop leakage in the most straightforward way. It’s coil support is nice and straightforward too, presenting an easy means of integration with most kits coming with a selection of 0.2ohm, 0.5ohm and 1.0ohm coils. The Apollo Portal would work well with most vaping devices, although it isn’t particularly specialised for sub-ohm vaping. Whilst certainly suitable, it lacks either a specially designed airflow or drip tip necessary for the biggest of clouds. In all the Apollo Portal is a solid design for any sub-ohm beginner, but once you get the hang of it you’ll likely be looking for a hardware upgrade.

RRP: £20-£25

6. Aspire Cleito Pro

Aspire Cleito Pro

OUR RATING (/5):

3.7

PROS

  • Easy side-fill port, accessible and easy to fill.
  • Impressive coil support for such low wattage, most kits will come with 0.15ohm and 0.5ohm mesh coils.

CONS

  • 2ml capacity.

  • Expensive.

Overall Review

A classic brand and design, this latest iteration of the Aspire Cleito builds upon a long history of popular vaping hardware. Taking the performance of the Cleito EXO and the original Aspire Cleito, the Pro has carried over their best elements whilst shoring up some of their more distinct drawbacks. It is built with accessibility in mind, with an accessible and easy to use side-port for secure filling on-the-go. More than this however, the Aspire Cleito Pro is designed to provide a sub-ohm experience to even low powered devices. Compatible with mods with as little output as 40W, it’s still able to effectively support coils of 0.15ohms even at this level. This approach to supporting low powered devices is something of a missed opportunity in the wider sub-ohm vaping market, giving the Aspire Cleito Pro a unique advantage. Considering this, the Pro could be considered a better option for first-time sub-ohm vapers than something like the Apollo Portal, with no need to get a higher powered mod if they already own a regular one.

RRP: £25-£30

5. GeekVape Zeus

Geek Vape Zeus

OUR RATING (/5):

4.2

PROS

  • Modular drip tip, interchangeable.
  • Good airflow and secure, leak-proof design.

CONS

  • 2ml capacity.

Overall Review

Just like the Aspire Cleito Pro, the Zeus uses a wealth of industry experience to build up something legendary. Learning from GeekVape’s previous forays into tank design, the Zeus offers a modular drip-tip adapter and more effective airflow to allow for a much wider degree of personalisation. This is matched by its expanded support of coils, focused on 0.15-0.5ohm coils to provide that fantastic level of flavour and intensity. If you’ve chosen the correct airflow and drip-tip then you’ll be able to make some impressive clouds with a satisfying intensity. Unfortunately these developments are limited by a small tank size and a somewhat ungainly overall design. Although its advantages are impressive, we can assume that this won’t be the final iteration of the Zeus line.

RRP: £18-£20

4. Aspire Nautilus 2S

Aspire Nautilus 2S

OUR RATING (/5):

4.5

PROS

  • Wide range of coil options, easily support both regular and sub-ohm vaping.
  • Effective and ergonomic airflow design.
  • Easy top-fill method.

CONS

  • Small tank.

Overall Review

Aspire is yet another experienced vaping manufacturer, calling on many years of industry and commercial experience to continuously improve on its designs. The Nautilus 2S is a fantastic combination of positive traits found across the vaping market, balancing various considerations to give you an absolute workhorse of a sub-ohm tank. It’s flexible design makes it effective for both regular and sub-ohm vaping, yet the distinctive airflow ensures enough customisation to make that sub-ohm experience truly satisfying. An ergonomic drip-tip helps to ensure both comfort and sufficient cloud production, whilst it’s overall design uses the best industry practices to ensure a leak-proof tank. It supports a selection of Nautilus coils, both sub-ohm and regular, whilst a 510 thread means you’ll be able to pick the perfect mod to match. In all the Aspire Nautilus S2 is a great choice for sub-ohm vapers, only let down by it’s relatively small 2ml tank.

RRP: £25-£30

3. Freemax Mesh Pro

Freemax Mesh Pro

OUR RATING (/5):

4.6

PROS

  • Up to a 6ml capacity with correct tank supplement.
  • Good dual-slot adjustable airflow.
  • Easy to fill and swap out coils.

CONS

  • A little oversized.
  • Some users mentioned that the height of walls and width of the drip tip makes it uncomfortable.

Overall Review

For some sub-ohm vapers the regular levels don’t cut it: they’ll want the hardest hits possible. For an experience like this you’ll need a tank built specifically around ultra-low sub-ohm vaping, shooting to effectively support coils of 0.1ohms or lower. It’s this kind of experience that the Freemax Mesh Pro is built for. It’s heavily engineered design is made to provide an excess of airflow and heating space, helping to negate those higher temperatures without sacrificing the size of the cloud or the hardness of the hit. The tank is made for easy access to the coil itself, simplifying swap-outs, whilst the classic top-fill design is a welcome feature amongst those who vape on-the-go. Not that you’ll need to refill it much, as the option of fitting it with an impressive 6ml capacity more than covers most people for daily use. This does however mean that the tank is rather large, a factor that has caused some users to label it as oversized or uncomfortable. In the end it’s a classic question of style vs practicality and the Freemax Mesh Pro, whilst certainly practical, is decidedly not stylish.

RRP: £22-£25

2. Vapefly Fantasy

Vapefly Fantasy

OUR RATING (/5):

4.7

PROS

  • Great capacity.
  • Great drip tip design.
  • Fantastic coil range.

  • Great general design.

CONS

  • Getting on in years, we can’t say how far off obsolescence may be.
  • Suffering some supply issues.

Overall Review

Occasionally a vape tank is built well enough that it continues to be an excellent choice many years after its release. This is the case that the Vapefly Fantasy finds itself in, being a wonderfully well-made tank that continues to serve many satisfied vapers despite being over three years old. Also available in miniature version, the fully sized Vapefly Fantasy boasts a good 6ml tank with an easy and secure side-filling hatch. Thanks to its standardised thread it remains compatible with a range of modern mods and coils, letting it keep its place in the vaping game both in terms of longevity and usefulness. This range of capability is matched by an overall solid design, keeping airflow effective and offering a selection of different drip tips. This flexibility has unfortunately been offset by recent supply issues, something which also seems to have cranked up the average price to heights that verge on the unreasonable. Overall, though the Vapefly Fantasy has been meeting with a few pains in its old age, the design itself is certainly still young.

RRP: £20- £30

1. Horizon Falcon 2

Horizon Falcon 2

OUR RATING (/5):

4.9

PROS

  • Wide coil range.
  • High capacity at either 5ml or 7ml.
  • Award-winning, Ecigclick Vape Awards for “Best Sub-ohm tank”.

CONS

  • Requires a mod with an output minimum of 50W, but practically to get the best from it will need a 75-80W.

Overall Review

The Horizon Falcon 2 is a fantastically made sub-ohm tank, designed around providing the best possible support for a range of mesh coils that rate as low as 0.15ohms. It’s resin drip-tip and adjustable airflow let you make the best of the thick vapour produced by mesh coils, letting you blow some big clouds at the perfect temperature. Supported with a tank capacity ranging from 5ml to 7ml, there’s more than enough space in here for a frequent sub-ohm vaper to go for a while without the need for a refill. If customer reviews are to be believed the Horizon Falcon also solves several leakage issues that its predecessor was prone to. In all this sub-ohm tank is a fantastic choice for any eager vaper, representing fantastic design with solid execution and very few drawbacks. No wonder it’s won a “Best Sub-Ohm Tank” from Ecigclick.

RRP: £20-£25