Top 11 Best Vape Tanks (2021 Update)

Best vape tanks

Hello and thanks for checking out a new MIST roundup of cutting-edge vaping tech that’s certain to satisfy. Today we’re going to be taking a look at the very best vape tanks on offer as we approach 2022. There are tanks and pods available for all kinds of uses; mouth-to-lung tanks for thin liquids, tight draws and satisfying chest hits. And direct-to-lung, sub ohm tanks for thicker liquids that provide smooth inhales and massive thick clouds.

The Top 8 Best Vape Tanks are:

  1. Aspire Nautilus 3
  2. SMOK Stick N18 Tank
  3. Aspire Nautilus GT
  4. Innokin T18E Pro Tank
  5. Innokin Zenith 2
  6. SMOK TFV18 Mini Tank
  7. Aspire Vilter Pod
  8. Uwell Valyrian 2 Pro Tank
  9. Aspire Nautilus 2S
  10. Innokin T20s
  11. SMOK TFV12 Prince

Note: The best vape tanks are listed in no particular order

1. Aspire Nautilus 3

Score – 10/10

The Aspire Nautilus 3 is the latest iteration in the Nautilus range, and golly did they pull off something special with this one!

A picture of Aspire Nautilus 3, the best vape tank


Pros

  • All Nautilus coils compatible
  • Change coils without losing vape juice

Cons

  • None!

The Nautilus 3 is fully compatible with all Aspire Nautilus and Triton coils, giving you an ohmage range of 0.4 to 1.8. This makes the Aspire Nautilus 3 an unbelievably versatile machine, able to perform magnificently as either a thin-juice MTL or a high-VG DTL tank.

The Nautilus 3 features a super secure sliding top fill mechanism and a much sturdier design than previous Nautilus tanks, as well as an ingenious internal bulwark which allows you to change coils without sacrificing the juice in your tank!

MIST price

£23.99

2. SMOK Stick N18 Tank

Score – 7/10

SMOK’s new N18 vape kit is a welcome return to SMOK’s old stick-vape supremacy, showcasing a brilliantly powerful 1300mAh battery and wattage output ranging from 9-30W.

A picture of black SMOK Stick N13 tank


Pros

  • Nord and RPM coils compatible
  • Airflow control

Cons

  • Not compatible with other batteries

SMOK’s new N18 vape kit is a welcome return to SMOK’s old stick-vape supremacy, showcasing a brilliantly powerful 1300mAh battery and wattage output ranging from 9-30W.

But none of that would mean a thing without a great tank to vape through, and the N18 tank is exactly that! Able to fit both Nord and RPM coil sets, you get a stunning amount of choice over exactly how you want your slender stick vape to function, and installing the coils is just as simple with the N18 tank as it is with the Nord and RPM pods, just pull, push and puff!

The N18 tank is solely designed for use with the SMOK N18 Stick vape.

MIST price

£5.99

3. Aspire Nautilus GT

Score – 9/10

Another Nautilus hits our list with the power of a vaporous freight train!

A picture of Aspire Nautilus GT Tank


Pros

  • Glass can be removed for deep cleaning

Cons

  • Not hugely different from Nautilus 3

Another Nautilus hits our list with the power of a vaporous freight train! The Aspire Nautilus GT is a unique collaboration between Aspire and vape design gurus Taifun and the result is a truly eye-catching versatile vape tank!

Featuring Taifun’s hallmark ‘knurled’ metal design in the grip sections, the Nautilus GT is able to fit all Nautilus and Triton coils, giving you full MTL and DTL functionality.

The Nautilus GT can be totally disassembled for deep cleaning, a must-have feature for those purists out there who like each new flavour to be an independent experience. The tank also features a wide range of airflow control settings, five distinct measurements ranging from 1mm to 2.5mm, granting both tight cigarette-like draws and big-lunged cloud chasing action from the same tank!

The Nautilus GT is similar to the Nautilus 3, but the disassembly options on top of Taifun’s design contributions just pips it as the superior tank.

MIST price

£22.99

4. Innokin T18E Pro Tank

Score – 9.5/10

With a new sliding top fill mechanism and coil changing that’s as simple as ever, the T18E Pro tank is perhaps the best MTL tank Innokin have ever created

A black Innokin T18E Pro Tank


Pros

  • Sliding top fill
  • Widely available coils

Cons

  • No DTL or RDL options

Innokin’s T18E Pro tank was released alongside the T22 Pro tank, and while that device has blown everyone away much of its success can be attributed to the fantastic tank that comes attached!

Following on from the T18-II tank, the T18E Pro continues compatibility with the classic and ever-popular T18E coil series, while also showcasing a brand new coil which improves upon the airflow and flavour of the old design! The M18 coil was specifically designed for release with the T18E Pro, and it’s possibly the best MTL coil that Innokin have ever produced. I’m not joking when I say it honestly blows the T18E coil out of the water!

With a new sliding top fill mechanism and coil changing that’s as simple as ever, the T18E Pro tank is perhaps the best MTL tank Innokin have ever created, and we’re glad to see they aren’t getting any slower as the years go by!

MIST price

£11.99

5. Innokin Zenith 2

Score – 8.5/10

Another Innokin tank now, and it’s a long awaited improvement on a classic!

Innokin Zenith II Tank picture


Pros

  • Leak-proofing
  • Improved airflow control
  • Replaceable glass

Cons

  • None!

Innokin’s original Zenith tank was a marvellous unit that showcased a then-unprecedented level of versatility; 1.6ohm and 0.8ohm coils permitted a rare degree of options to the vaper who hadn’t decided whether they preferred MTL or DTL vaping.

The follow-up tank, the Zlide, continued to utilise the Zenith coil series and added a sliding top fill mechanism. The Zenith II is a return to roots; it visibly resembles the original Zenith but has a number of noticeable new features, such as improved airflow control and total compatibility with any 510 driptip.

The glass is now totally removable and replaceable and the filling port has a new silicone hatch added to prevent leakage. The Zenith II is the most robust tank in the series yet, and is certain to provide months of satisfaction!

MIST price

£19.99

6. SMOK TFV18 Mini Tank

Score – 9/10

The TFV18 is the way you remember it’s older siblings; flavoursome, powerful and user-friendly!

A SMOK TFV18 Mini Tank in black variant


Pros

  • Excellent cloud production

Cons

  • For DTL/RDL only

SMOK’s TFV series of tanks were for the longest time some of the most popular sub-ohm tanks in the world. Units like the TFV8 Baby Beast were the tank of choice for the casual cloud chaser, providing great flavour and thick clouds with coils that were available from every vape shop.

They’ve taken a few years off from their traditional fare to focus on their excellent pod kits, but we’re very excited to see the TFV18 exploding onto the scene and reminding us all of what a satisfying range that was!

The TFV18 is the way you remember it’s older siblings; flavoursome, powerful and user-friendly! They’ve added increased airflow for DTL and RDL vaping, and the TFV12’s sliding top fill mechanism makes a welcome return. No awkward unscrewing and fumbling necessary – just press the unlock switch, slide it open, fill it up and slide it closed again – simplicity itself!

The SMOK TFV18 comes with a pre-installed 0.33ohm mesh coil and has a 0.15ohm double mesh coil included, so you can tell the TFV18 is a definitively sub-ohm cloud chasing tank. The tank has a 510 thread connection, so it’s compatible with 99% of mods and batteries, but ensure you put it on a powerful one because anything beneath 50W isn’t likely to cut it!

MIST price

£24.99

7. Aspire Vilter Pod

Score – 7.5/10

The Aspire Vilter is an extremely unique pod kit, and the pod itself is a large part of what makes it special.

2 pack of Aspire Vilter Replacement Pod


Pros

  • Unmatched cigarette-like experience

Cons

  • For use with Aspire Vilter only

This is a slightly unorthodox entry, as similarly to the N18 tank it isn’t compatible with anything besides the Vilter vape kit. But it’s unique characteristic is so stand-out that we had to include it!

Basically, the Vilter pod comes with a plastic mouthpiece but also features two ‘paper’ mouthpieces made out of PET plastic and food-grade paper. The paper mouthpiece have the exact same mouth-feel as a traditional cigarette filter, giving you a huge sub-conscious boost in satisfaction if you’re only recently off the cigarettes.

The paper tips will degrade over the course of about a week, but you can buy a pack of 10 replacements for just £2.99, making it a very inexpensive addition that makes your vape all the more likely to keep you from going back to smoking. The Vilter pods are fitted with a 1.0ohm coil and provide smooth, moderate vapes that further replicate the cigarette experience.

MIST price

£5.99

8. Uwell Valyrian 2 Pro Tank

Score – 10/10

Uwell originally made their name with powerful cloud tanks like the Nunchaku, and the Valyrian 2 Pro Tank seeks to build on that impressive legacy for sub-ohm mastery.

Uwell Valyrian 2 Pro Tank in red color


Pros

  • Fliptop refill method
  • Huge airflow allows for massive cloud production

Cons

  • Not a good choice for an MTL vaper

Finally we have something special from Uwell, who are mostly known these days for their fantastic Caliburn series of pod vape units. But Uwell originally made their name with powerful cloud tanks like the Nunchaku, and the Valyrian 2 Pro Tank seeks to build on that impressive legacy for sub-ohm mastery.

The Valyrian 2 Pro is Uwell’s most powerful tank yet. Coming with 0.14ohm and 0.32ohm coils included, so you can tell it’s most definitely a sub-ohm specific tank. The Valyrian 2 Pro also has an increased airflow valve, permitting the biggest clouds possible, as well as an incredibly novel button-released fliptop refill method; no need for awkward unscrewing when you need to top your juice up!

The Valyrian 2 Pro isn’t a tank for everyone, it’s very much been made with the cloud fans in mind and if you enjoy big plumes of tasty vapour, you can’t make a better choice than this!

MIST price

£31.98

9. Aspire Nautilus 2S Tank

Score – 9.5/10

A brand-new addition to Aspire’s popular Nautilus series of tanks, the 2S has been upgraded to a more versatile and convenient design.

Aspire Nautilus 2S

Crafted with stainless steel, this excellent tank from Aspire features a redesigned bottom airflow that lets you adjust the flow by simply twisting the base.

The new top fill style slider is also a welcome upgrade, as it makes refilling e-liquid easier and hassle-free. Meanwhile, the silicone self-seal prevents any spillage and wastage of your precious e-juice.

The 2S tank kit comes with two separate coils that cater to both mouth-to-lung (MTL) and direct-to-lung (DTL) vapers. The pre-fitted 0.4-ohm Nautilus coil works great for DTL vaping and lets you vape at lower resistances.

MTL fans can simply switch to the 1.8-ohm BVC that comes in the kit. The tank has a pre-fitted 510 threaded drip tip for MTL vaping, and an additional shorter drip trip for the DTL vapers.

These cutting-edge upgrades on this tank make the Nautilus 2S a worthwhile buy. 

Key features:

  • 2 ml e-juice capacity
  • Convenient, leak-proof top-fill slider design
  • Improved airflow design
  • Two coil options for both MTL and DTL vaping
  • Compatible with all Nautilus coils and 510 thread devices 

MIST price

£26.99

10. Innokin T20S Tank

Score – 8.5 / 10

The newest model in Innokin’s portfolio of high-quality tanks, the T20S is specially built to work with any MTL device for a smooth and enjoyable vaping experience.

Innokin T20S Tank

This stainless steel tank from long time innovators Innokin has a sturdy and stylish design and is available in a variety of colors. Its simple, top-fill design has a twist-off cap. This tank comes with a pre-fitted 0.8-ohm Prism-S coil which gives a rich, intense flavor and lets you venture into the thick, cloudy sub-ohm territory.

You can also fit a 1.5-ohm Prism S coil that’s included in the kit to enjoy a tighter draw with denser vapour. 

This portable tank has a 2ml e-liquid capacity and is surprisingly affordable, compared to other tanks in the category. This kit comes with a couple of useful spare parts including a spare drip tip, O-rings, and a user manual.

Given its compact and durable design with impressive performance, the T20S tank is one of the best value-for-money vape tanks in the market. 

Key features:

  • 2ml e-juice capacity
  • Top-fill design with a twist cap
  • Specially built for MTL vaping
  • Comes with two Prism S coil options
  • Budget-friendly price

MIST price

£12.99

11. SMOK TFV12 Prince Tank

Score – 9.5/10

Sub-ohm fans, this one’s for you! The TFV12 is the brand new sub-ohm tank on the block by Smok.

SMOK TFV12 Prince Tank

This power-packed beauty takes the best features of Smok’s previous models to create a tank that’s perfect for producing thick clouds and delicious flavor.

The TFV12 is a well-built, stylish, and sturdy tank with a 2ml capacity. The convenient top-fill design and a locking mechanism prevent any spillage of your e-liquid. Thanks to its wide adjustable airflow slots, you can modify the flow just the way you like it. 

One of the best features of this tank is the sheer variety of high-quality Prince coils that come in the kit. The pre-fitted Q4 0.4-ohm coil produces a rich, intense flavor and medium vapor.

The kit includes a 0.15-ohm X6 coil and 0.12-ohm T10 mesh coil that are a cloud chasers dream come true. Add to that an ergonomic Delrin drip tip and vibrant color options, and you’ve got yourself a deal that’s really hard to resist. 

Key features:

  • 2ml capacity
  • Leak-proof, top-fill design with locking mechanism
  • 3 Prince coil options in the kit
  • Comfortable Delrin drip tip
  • Purpose-built for thick clouds and rich flavor

MIST price

£28.99

And The Winner Is…

While each of these tanks have different aspects of greatness, the Aspire Nautilus 3 takes the crown as it offers an almost unparalleled degree of versatility, permitting both MTL and DTL use to the fullest extent.

A picture of Aspire Nautilus 3, the best vape tank

The ability to change coils without sacrificing the juice in the tank is a really great design feature and we’re surprised it isn’t more commonly implemented.

The Aspire Nautilus 3 tank is an excellent choice for any vaper, whether you’re looking to replace cigarettes or exude massive plumes, it’s got you covered.

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