What Are The Best Beginner Vape Tanks To Buy In 2021?

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 that 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
Flavour 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 GeekVape Z Nano 2 Tank

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavour 4/5
Versatility 5/5
Cost Effectiveness 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ Adjustable Top Airflow
+ MTL & DTL Vaping
+ Push & Pull Coil Replacement
- Not Everyone Will Want To Try DTL Vaping

A beginner vape tank that you can keep using if your vaping style changes, the GeekVape Z Nano 2 tank is simple and versatile. If you’ve just vaping you will probably gravitate towards a tank or kit that produces less vapour, the Nano 2 tank is the ideal choice for MTL vaping and the 0.6 Ohm included allows for an inhale that feels closer to a cigarette. Also included, however, is a 0.2 Ohm coil that can be used to turn this tank into a legitimate sub ohm option.

These coil options give you the chance to experiment and find the vape that’s right for you. Aside from versatility, the Z Nano 2 is also a very reliable option. It features secure top filling for quick and clean refilling - you don’t even have to remove your tank from the mod. Plus, the plug and pull design of the GeekVape Boost coils makes changing your coil very simple. All in all, it’s a tank that serves beginners well and can adapt to their needs.

#3 Aspire Nautilus Mini Tank

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavour 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
Flavour 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
Flavour 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 Aspire Nautilus 3 Tank

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavour 4/5
Versatility 4/5
Cost Effectiveness 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ Larger Diameter
+ Stainless Steel Build
+ Threaded Top Fill
- No Option For DTL Vaping

A slightly larger version of the traditional Nautilus tank, the Aspire Nautilus 3 keeps things simple while at the same time offering the option to customsie your tank. Compatible with the entire range of Aspire Nautilus coils, you’ll have more options than ever to create a set-up that delivers your ideal vape.

Although it might be a bit more expensive than other tanks in the series, the Stainless Steel build and wider diameter means it won’t look out of place if you ever upgrade to a larger mod. Plus, it includes design features to make everyday vaping that little bit easier, including top filling capabilities as well as an adjustable airflow for altering vapour flow and delivering either a tighter or looser inhale.

#7 Aspire Nautilus GT Tank

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavour 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 going 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 that can accompany many users in their journey from beginner vaper to sub ohm maestro.

#8 GeekVape Mero Tank

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavor 5/5
Versatility 4/5
Cost Effectiveness 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Pod-Style Tank
+ Simple Top Fill
+ Adjustable Airflow
- Plastic Design Feels Cheap

Working as a bridge between refillable pods and traditional vape tanks, the GeekVape Mero tank is perfect for vapers looking to make the move to open tank kits. The plastic shell design makes it a bit tougher than standard glass tanks too. The 510 connection means it can be paired with a wide range of mods, unlike a pod. When it comes to different vape styles, the compatible GeekVape Boost coils offer you the option of MTL and DTL vaping.

Featuring top filling as well as an adjustable airflow, the Mero offers the same level of functionality as the other tanks on this list. It can be refilled without benign removed from your vape mod. Plus the seal design on the top fill is just like what you would find on a pod. All in all, the Mero is the perfect option if you’re looking to upgrade to tank and mod combinations.

#9 Innokin Prism T18E Pro Tank

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavour 5/5
Versatility 4/5
Cost Effectiveness 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Metal Protective Sleeve
+ Sliding Top Fill System
+ Wide Range Of Coils
- Fixed Airflow Doesn't Suit Everyone

The Innokin Prism T18E Pro tank features a unique design in the form of a hardwearing metal sleeve that protects the tank while also making it leakproof. Performance-wise, it’s compatible with a whole range of Endura coils, including a 1.7 Ohm version that has been specifically designed for this tank. The wide coil selection along with the T18E Pro’s 510 connection means it can be paired with a lot of different vape mods.

Thanks to a sliding top fill, refilling is quicker than ever, plus the fixed airflow means you’ll experience a more consistent vape all-round.

#10 Aspire K2 Tank

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavour 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.