The Best Vape Tanks of 2016

Posted on Nov 14, 2016. 0 comments

The year 2016 has proven to be quite eventful within the vaping industry. We have been hit with a slew of new laws and regulations, many of which are aimed at greatly subduing the unprecedented growth and popularity of electronic cigarettes. However, despite these ill-intended attempts, our resilient community has banded together and fought back with great passion and profound ferocity. In stark opposition to what the opponents of electronic cigarettes have sought to accomplish, our esteemed leading hardware manufacturers have unleashed a vast array of absolutely incredible new devices throughout the year, including magnificent tanks that have taken the industry by storm.

Inasmuch as the majority of the tanks released in 2016 are superior to ones that preceded them, only a handful can be labeled as the best in their class. We have compiled a list of the five best vape tanks of 2016, based on performance, versatility, technological advancement, price, and an overall pleasurable vaping experience. Due to the unsurpassed quantity of the remarkable tanks that the vaping community has been graced with this year, populating this list was indeed a difficult task.

Below is our list of the best vape tanks of 2016. Please note that this list is not itemized in any particular order, and the placement of the various tanks should not be taken to denote that one tank is superior to another.

 

SMOKtech TFV8 Cloud Beast Tank:

Irrespective of the level of vaping experience you may have, chances are that you have heard about the SMOK TFV8 Tank. This groundbreaking device revolutionized the industry, as it raised the bar on tanks to entirely new heights never before witnessed. Among other things, the SMOK TFV8 is the world’s first tank to offer an octuple-coil configuration. In doing so, this phenomenal device offers vapor production and flavor intensity that rivals the very best rebuildable atomizers on the market today.

Solidly built and masterfully designed, the SMOK TFV8 Cloud Beast is a genuinely durable and high-end tank. Equipped with a state-of-the-art dual-adjustable airflow control valve, a wide-bore Delrin drip tip, and SMOKtech’s patented swivel top-fill e-juice system, this beauty is exceptional in every form and fashion. It’s massive 6ml e-liquid reservoir is made with quality Pyrex glass, further adding to the overall premium composition of the TFV8.

However, inasmuch as the SMOK TFV8 Cloud Beast is meticulously engineered and built with the very best materials, what truly sets this tank apart, and one of the primary reasons it made this list, is the exceptional atomizer coils that have been designed to operate with it. SMOKtech brilliantly offers an array of progressive atomizer heads to function with the TFV8, including four-coil, six-coil, and a mind-blowing eight-coil variation. Each and every coil adaptation is designed with SMOKtech’s patented Turbo Engine Coil Technology, which delivers the most colossal vapor clouds and robust flavor every experienced with pre-made atomizer heads.

 

SMOKtech TFV8 Tank Specifications:

Manufactured by: SMOKtech

Maximum E-Juice Capacity: 6ml

Threading: 510

Body Material: 304 Stainless Steel

Tank Material: Pyrex Glass

Drip Tip Material: Delrin

Wattage Range (V8-T8): 50W – 260W (Recommended 120W – 180W)

Wattage Range (V8-T6): 50W – 240W (Recommended 110W – 150W)

Wattage Range (V8-Q4): 50W – 180W (Recommended 90W – 150W)

Height: 1.97 Inches (50mm)

Diameter: 0.96 Inches (25.5mm)

 

Aspire Cleito 120 Maxi Watt Tank:

Aspire is undeniably one of the most preeminent and distinguished hardware manufacturers within the vaping industry. Due to their truly exceptional performance, Aspire’s extensive spectrum of quality hardware has received a plethora of rave reviews and impressive awards all across the globe. One of Aspire’s many attributes that sets the company apart from many other premium manufacturers is their dedication to meeting the needs and demands of vapers with various needs and desires. From beginners seeking an easy-to-use, mouth-to-lung setup, to experts demanding the very best cloud and flavor production, coupled with the latest technology, Aspire has a host of devices that can satisfy vapers of all types.

One of the most notable tanks that Aspire released in 2016 is the Cleito 120 Maxi Watt. With a solid 304-grade stainless steel construction, this masterpiece was certainly built to last. The base of the tank features an exceedingly precise dual-adjustable airflow control valve, while the top is graced with a high-quality wide-bore Delrin drip tip. The Aspire Cleito Maxi Watt’s e-juice basin is fabricated with Pyrex glass, helping to ensure tasty flavor as well as a long-lasting, untarnished tank.

However, inasmuch as this stunning tank is meticulously crafted to perfection, the highlight feature of the Cleito Maxi Watt is unquestionably the sensational atomizer coils that have been engineered to perform with it. Set to a resistance of 0.16 ohms, these astonishing atomizer heads are the world’s first “Maxi Watt” coils. They are specifically designed to operate with a minimum wattage of 100W and a maximum of 120W. The delivery of these coils is absolutely incredible, capable of manufacturing staggering vapor clouds, accompanied by genuinely rich and flavorful taste from your e-juices. It is predominantly due to these wonderful coils that the Aspire Cleito 120 Maxi Watt made it on the list.

 

Aspire Cleito 120 Maxi Watt Tank Specifications:

Manufactured by: Aspire

Threading: 510

E-Juice Capacity: 4ml

Body Material: 304 Stainless Steel

Tank Material: Pyrex Glass

Drip Tip Material: Delrin

Wattage Compatibility: 100W – 120W

Available Colors: Black, Stainless

Height: 2.28 Inches (58mm)

Diameter: 0.98 Inches (25mm)

 

Kanger Aerotank Plus:

The legendary Kanger Aerotank line of tanks has been a staple within the industry for several years. As the originator of the adjustable airflow valve, the Aerotank has been coveted by vapers from around the world since the popularization of electronic cigarettes. With a vast range of variations within the collection, the latest in the series—the Aerotank Plus—has been very well-received by the vaping community. Solidly built and designed to perform, this wonderful tank is surely worthy of bearing the Aerotank name.

In line with its predecessors, the Kanger Aerotank Plus is made with only the finest available materials. Its 304 stainless steel construction provides durability, while the Pyrex glass e-juice basin is entirely impervious to the acidity contained within e-liquid. From the top-down, inside and out, the Aerotank Plus is indisputably a high-quality tank.

It goes without saying that the Kanger Aerotank Plus comes with a top-of-the-line airflow control valve. The valve included with this tank represents the very best within the collection. Its precision is unrivaled, allowing for a pleasant vaping experience regardless of the user’s choice of airiness. In addition, the Kanger Aerotank Plus is the first in the series designed with a top-fill e-juice system. Rather than being forced to disassemble the tank each time more juice is required, you can effortlessly refill it from the top, making it the most convenient Aerotank released to date.

However, one of the primary characteristics afforded by the Aerotank Plus, and one that substantially aided it in making this list, is the extensive collection of SSOCC Atomizer Coils that can be used with it. From temperature control coils, to Clapton coils, to sub-ohm and standard-resistance coils, there is an atomizer head perfect for any vaper and vaping style. This fantastic versatility accommodates both mouth-to-lung vapers and direct-to-lung styles alike.

 

Kanger Aerotank Plus Specifications:

Manufactured by: Kangertech

Threading: 510

E-Juice Capacity: 2ml

Body Material: 304 Stainless Steel

Tank Material: Pyrex Glass

Compatible Coils: Kanger SSOCC Coils

Height: 2 Inches (50.8mm)

Diameter: 0.87 Inches (22mm)

 

Kanger Subtank Mini-C:

Kanger makes it on the list again with the Subtank Mini-C (also referred to as the Protank 5). As the latest in the long line of cutting-edge tanks, the Subtank Mini-C is certainly one of the best within the vast collection. Kangertech ensured that all of the features we love about the other Subtanks are maintained, while others are modified, added, or otherwise improved upon. Capable of satisfying vapers of all skill levels, the Subtank Mini-C is another extremely versatile tank that is fastidiously and methodically crafted to unrivaled excellence.

The Kanger Subtank Mini-C is fabricated with the same high-quality materials that the others are, namely a solid 304-grade stainless body and a high-quality Pyrex glass e-liquid reservoir. The top of the tank features a Delrin drip tip, which remains cool to the touch even when used at high wattages. The Subtank Mini-C is also furnished with Kanger’s renowned and exceptionally accurate dual-adjustable airflow control valve, allowing you to fine-tune the airiness of the drag to an amazing level of exactness.

Similar to the Aerotank Plus, the Subtank Mini-C is superbly versatile, as it utilizes the same broad range of SSOCC Atomizer Coils. This ensures that the tank can be enjoyed by vapers with various wants, needs, and requirements. The Subtank Mini-C is also furnished with a top-fill e-juice system, which allows you to bypass the need to detach it from the battery and unscrew the base each time more liquid is needed. Rather, you can effortlessly fill the tank by simply unscrewing the top-cap for easy and mess-free refills.

However, the two primary characteristics that helped land the Kanger Subtank Mini-C on this list are the leak-free design as well as the adjustable juice-flow valve. The e-liquid basin of the Subtank Mini-C is designed in a cup-like formation, thereby virtually eliminating the possibility of leaking from the airflow valve. This is an incredibly important feature, as leaking is one of the principal complaints that vapers have with respect to their tanks.

In addition, the Kanger Subtank Mini-C is equipped with a truly magnificent juice-flow control system. This feature allows you to accurately regulate the amount of e-liquid that is released to the coils, which is advantageous on many levels. The ability to control the flow of juice to the coils helps eliminate leaks during refills. It additionally provides for added customization, which is particularly useful when alternating between e-liquids with varying levels of vegetable glycerin (VG) concentration. Furthermore, the Subtank Mini-C’s adjustable juice-flow system helps eradicate flooding and gurgling, which is another common problem experienced with many other tanks.

 

Kanger Subtank Mini-C (Protank 5) Specifications:

Manufactured by: Kangertech

E-Juice Capacity: 3ml

Threading: 510

Body Material: 304 Stainless Steel

Tank Material: Pyrex Glass (Borosilicate Glass)

Height: 2.12 Inches (53.85mm)

Diameter: 0.87 Inches (22mm)

 

iJoy Limitless XL Tank:

iJoy made it on the list with their incredible Limitless XL Tank. Both inside and out this marvelous device provides for an unparalleled vaping experience that is sure to satisfy even the most demanding of vapers. Made with premium materials, the iJoy Limitless XL is engineered to withstand the rigors of heavy daily use. Its stainless steel construction is fabricated to an unequaled degree of precision, providing for a fantastic degree of durability and resilience. The threading of this beauty is truly unmatched, and is generally seen only on the most expensive hand-made vaping hardware.

At first glance, it is blatantly clear that the iJoy spared no expense in the design, engineering, and construction of the Limitless XL Tank. Every millimeter of this device has been carefully crafted to provide for excellence in every manner. With meticulous attention devoted to all of the fine details, this stunning tank is as beautiful as it is well-performing. One of the most striking aesthetic inclusions is the gorgeous “X” that is featured across the tank’s barrel. This element gives it a unique appeal that is nothing short of dazzling. The unique LED located at the base of the Limitless XL further enhances the aesthetic brilliance of the tank, providing for an elegant and chic overall appearance that is like no other.

Nevertheless, what categorically makes the Limitless XL special is its hybrid configuration. iJoy brilliantly engineered the tank so that the benefits of both a clearomizer and a rebuildable atomizer can be harnessed within one unified device. To achieve this, the Limitless XL comes complete with two interchangeable build decks—one for single-coil builds and one for dual-coil builds. However, when building is not possible or otherwise undesirable, this marvelous tank allows you to use spectacular pre-made atomizer coils with it. This extraordinary versatility is one of the chief features that helped the iJoy Limitless make it on the list.

 

iJoy Limitless XL Tank Specifications:

Manufactured by: iJoy

Threading: 510

E-Juice Capacity: 4ml

Body Material: 304 Stainless Steel

Tank Material: Pyrex (Borosilicate) Glass

Build Deck Size: 19.8mm

Post Hole Size (Dual-Deck): 3.5mm x 2.5mm

Atomizer Coil Resistance: 0.15 Ohms

Atomizer Wattage Range: 50W – 215W

Length: 2.37 Inches (60.2mm)

Diameter: 0.98 Inches (25mm)

 

Many other sensational tanks have been released over the course of 2016, which made comprising this list of the top five tremendously difficult. Many came close to making the cut; however, due to the unique characteristics of the aforementioned tanks, they were the ones that have been ultimately identified as the five best of the year. The fact that so many other tanks were head-to-head with the ones on this list, and that narrowing them down was such a difficult process, is truly a testament to the progress the vaping industry has made over the years. Our industry leaders have expended such a vast amount of effort, money, and resources to providing the very best vaping experience possible, that they have genuinely perfected the craft. As a result, we all benefit from this advancement, as we have a vast range of hardware choices to consider, each of which is capable of satisfying even the choosiest of vapers. We are extremely excited to see what 2017 has in store for us, and we are certain that selecting the best tanks of 2017 will be an even greater feat than doing so this year.

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