The Top 10 Beginner Tanks of 2020

Beginner vape tanks offer a great introduction into the world of vaping, but with so much choice available deciding on the right one can be a confusing issue. These tanks, whilst predominantly aimed at users switching over from smoking and who are starting their vaping journey, are also very popular with more experienced vapers due to their simple operation and resolute performance.

The majority of beginner vape tanks offer a MTL (Mouth To Lung) inhale, which basically replicates the notion of smoking a cigarette. This means when vapour is inhaled, it enters the mouth and is then further inhaled into the lungs in a two-step process. There are a few beginner vape tanks which can also offer a DTL (Direct To Lung) inhale, which is where vapour is inhaled straight to the lungs.

These vape tanks usually are a bit more advanced in nature, requiring mods with features such as variable wattage in order for the user to have the best experience from the tanks. For more information on sub ohm vaping, check out our detailed beginner’s guide on sub ohm vaping.

From the bestselling brands on the market as well as some of our personal favourites, here’s our rundown of the best beginner vape tanks on the market:

#1 Innokin Endura T20-S Tank

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavor 5/5
Versatility 5/5
Cost Effectiveness 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ Stainless Steel & Discreet Design
+ No Spill Coil Swap System
+ 2ml Capacity
- Fixed Airflow

The Endura T20-S has been a mainstay on many best vape tank lists for a good few years now, highlighting its relevance and great performance. It also offers a great introduction to vaping, especially for new users. A durable stainless steel construction provides resilience as well as a refined style whilst the T20-S’ simple operation makes this vape tank incredibly easy to use and maintain. This is highlighted by the ‘No Spill Coil Swap’ system for a hassle-free installation of coils, as well as the practical top fill method which greatly reduces the chance of leakage.

The T20-S comes with a 1.5 Ohm coil, ideal for beginners, as well as a 0.8 Ohm coil which creates more vapour. This means that users can effectively keep the same tank as they gain more experience and work their way up to more lower resistance, DTL vaping should they wish to do so.

#2 Vaporesso GTX 18 Tank

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavor 4/5
Versatility 5/5
Cost Effectiveness 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ Bottom Adjustable Airflow
+ Sleek Metallic Design
+ Push & Pull Coil Replacement
- Top Filling Can Be A Bit Of Hassle

This is the first Vaporesso installment on the list, a brand that exudes dependability and clean cut design with efficient performance to match. The GTX18 is their latest MTL tank release, featuring a refined, metallic design, able to be paired with the majority of vape mods due to its 510 connection and small diameter. The inclusion of a bottom adjustable airflow gives users options, whether they’re after a loose or more restricted inhale, whilst the ‘pull and push coil fitting makes installing coils a clean process which is easy to carry out.

Utilising the GTX coil series, users have the option of a range of coil resistances and builds including mesh variants, a somewhat rarity in MTL tanks, as well as coils to support DTL vaping.

Looking the part and offering a versatile, quality vape, the GTX18 is a great vape tank which allows users to fine tune their ideal preferences.

#3 Aspire Nautilus Mini Tank

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavor 4/5
Versatility 5/5
Cost Effectiveness 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ Small Diameter
+ Four Port Adjustable Airflow
+ Compatible With Nautilus & Triton Mini Coil Ranges
- Extended Mouthpiece Design Makes It Long In Height

Nautilus is a name synonymous with quality in the vaping world, with a collection of tanks and kits catering to all forms of vaping. The Nautilus Mini is their beginner tank iteration, featuring a discreet, slimline design with an elongated mouthpiece providing a boost in flavour. With a compact form factor due to a modest 19.5mm diameter, this vape tank will be able to sit on virtually all vape mods without overhanging.

Versatility is also something which the Nautilus Mini does very well. A four port adjustable airflow allows users to switch between a loose inhale or a more restricted draw whilst the users have the choice of multiple resistances and builds to choose from with the compatible Nautilus BVC coil range.

#4 Innokin GO S Disposable Tank

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavor 5/5
Versatility 4/5
Cost Effectiveness 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ Disposable Tank
+ Adjustable Airflow
+ Sliding Top Fill Cap
- Not The Most Eco-Friendly

The only disposable tank entry on our list, the GO S has exceeded expectations by becoming one of the most popular and bestselling vape tanks in circulation. Offering low maintenance with a simple operation ideal for beginner vapers, disposable vape tanks have also become increasingly desirable to more experienced users due to their ease of use and hassle-free performance.

The GO S tank takes disposable tanks to the next level however, with a top fill method reducing the chance of leakage as well as an adjustable airflow providing a fitting versatility often unseen in disposable models. Housing a 1.7 Ohm coil, once flavour deteriorates just simply dispose and replace the entire tank instead of messing around with coil changes.

#5 Aspire K3 Tank

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavor 4/5
Versatility 5/5
Cost Effectiveness 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ Leak-Resistant Design
+ Bottom Fill Mechanism
+ Nautilus BVC Coil Compatible
- Fixed Airflow

The Aspire K series is perhaps the most famous MTL tank series in the industry, offering users a stripped back yet highly efficient vape. The K3 is the latest release in the collection, delivering a straightforward MTL vape void of any gimmicks or additional features. With a series of seals throughout, the K3 features a leak-resistant design. The tank can be refilled via the bottom fill mechanism, whilst a fixed airflow provides a consistent vape. Compatible with the entire Nautilus BVC coil range, users have a wide choice of options in one of the most admired coil series’ in vaping.

A great beginner tank which does precisely what a MTL tank should do, delivering a proficient and high quality vape with a simple operation to match.

#6 Vaporesso VM18 Tank

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavor 4/5
Versatility 4/5
Cost Effectiveness 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ 18mm Diameter
+ MTL & DTL Compatible
+ Threaded Top Fill
- Very Restricted DTL When 0.6 Ohm Coil Is Installed

The smaller version of the VM22 tank (which makes an appearance further down the list), the VM18 is perfect for vapers who require a compact, discreet tank which doesn’t compromise performance. Boasting an 18mm diameter, hence the name, the VM18 sits pleasantly on virtually all vape mods with room to spare, and can be adapted to provide a MTL or a DTL vape by employing the EUC CCELL coils as well as the EUC meshed coils.

A clean cut and well-crafted design, along with a simple operation, makes the VM18 an ideal beginner tank. To refill, simply unscrew the top fill cap and fill with e-liquid before securing back on. A bottom adjustable airflow gives control over inhalation preference whilst an extended 510 mouthpiece provides a flavourful vape.

#7 Aspire Nautilus GT Tank

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavor 5/5
Versatility 4/5
Cost Effectiveness 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Metal Sleeve Design
+ Bottom Adjustable Airflow
+ Threaded Top Fill System
- A Bit Pricey For A Beginner Tank

Another addition from the Nautilus here, this time in the form of the much-admired Nautilus GT tank. This vape tank can be utilised for either MTL or sub ohm vaping, depending on which Nautilus BVC coil is installed (with a 0.7 Ohm coil and a 1.6 Ohm coil included), but if you’re starting out we always recommend to go for a plus ohm resistance (anything above 1.0 Ohm).

With a metal sleeve design providing elegance and durability, the Nautilus GT features a simple top fill threaded system as well as a sleek bottom adjustable airflow for users to customise their inhale. Overall a solid and dependable vape tank which can accompany many users in their journey from beginner vaper to sub ohm maestro.

#8 Uwell Whirl Tank

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavor 5/5
Versatility 4/5
Cost Effectiveness 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Supports Both MTL & DTL Vaping
+ Simple Top Fill
+ Low Profile Design
- Single Drip Tip Option

The Whirl is from Uwell, a hardware manufacturer dedicated to quality engineering with a stylish touch. Whilst usually focussing on more advanced kits and tanks, the Whirl is a reliable and high performance release. Suitable for beginner vapers as well more experienced users, it offers MTL and DTL options in the form of the Whirl NiChrome 0.6 Ohm and 1.8 Ohm coils.

A functional top fill greatly reduces the chance of leakage whilst a low profile design provides a solid form factor which fits comfortably on the majority of 510 vape mods. The easy to use bottom adjustable airflow also provides versatility in what is an adept vape tank designed to cater to your vaping level.

#9 Vaporesso VM22 Tank

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavor 5/5
Versatility 4/5
Cost Effectiveness 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Metal Protective Sleeve
+ Top Fill System
+ Bottom Adjustable Airflow
- Juice Window Has Limited Visibility

The VM22 tank by Vaporesso offers a distinct design aesthetic, featuring an enclosed metal sleeve for a balance of style and durability. Performance wise, you can rely on Vaporesso to provide a flavourful vape, through the use of the renowned EUC CCELL coils which utilises tea fibre cotton wick. A bottom adjustable airflow gives users accurate control over inhalation, whilst the threaded top fill system is both easy to use and secure, preventing e-liquid from seeping out of the tank.

Delivering outstanding resilience with a top quality performance, the VM22 ticks all the right boxes!

#10 Aspire K2 Tank

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavor 4/5
Versatility 4/5
Cost Effectiveness 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Bottom Fill Process
+ Wide Airflow Inlets
+ Nautilus BVC Coil Compatible
- Fixed Airflow

Another entry from the Aspire K family, and who can blame us when the series is this consistently good! The K2 offers a similar design to the K3, with a compact form factor that provides discreteness without compromising performance. With a 1.8ml e-liquid capacity, the clean-cut metallic design provides a stylish aesthetic whilst the fixed airflow provides a consistent vape, complemented by the wide air inlets for enhanced flavour production.

Compatible with the entire Nautilus BVC coil series the K2 is a stripped back, straightforward MTL vape tank which seems to age with grace.

And that’s all folks, the top 10 beginner vape tanks as chosen by our Vape Club experts and our loyal and respected customer base. We hope this has benefitted those of you who are in search of a beginner vape tank but don’t know where to start and what to look for.

Of course this is our top 10 list and everybody has different requirements and preferences. For a more in-depth look at all of the beginner vape tanks we stock, check out our dedicated beginner vape tanks page.

If you’re a complete beginner looking into vaping for the first time, you can find extensive information in our beginner’s guide to vaping, which should tell you everything you need to know about switching over from smoking.

For any questions regarding beginner vape tanks, or for any other enquiries concerning vaping in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us.