Founded in 2011, Innokin is recognised as manufacturers of quality vape hardware. They continue to design and produce hardware that can be used by vapers of all experience levels, with vape starter kits and pod devices that have a long-lasting life whilst providing a consistent level of performance for optimum results.
A vape tank is basically the business end of your vape kit. It holds e-liquid, heats it up and turns it into the vapour you inhale. Although all vape kits come with a tank included, the majority of tanks are interchangeable. You can pair your tank with almost any mod as long as it has a 510 connection and a suitable wattage output. This means you can customise your vaping experience simply by picking a new tank.
Inside every vape tank is a heating element called a coil. Your device sends power to the coil, which is then converted to heat. The coil will heat up enough to vapourise the e-liquidwhich you then inhale. The coil will need to be replaced (unless you use a disposable tank) when either the vapour production decreases or you notice the flavour of your e-liquid deteriorate. For more information see our beginner’s guide to vape tanks.
With such a wide array of different tanks available, trying to decide which is right for you can be a difficult choice. Luckily, when you break down the different types of tank and the features available, it is much easier to find something to suit your vaping style.
The first thing to decide is which kind of vaping style you have - Mouth to Lung or Direct to Lung?
A Mouth To Lung (or MTL) vaping style replicates how most people smoke a cigarette. The vapour is first drawn into your mouth and then inhaled into your lungs. This style is often favoured by new switchers because it emulates the smoking experience and makes it easier to transition to vaping. As a general rule, mouth to lung tanks will produce less vapour than sub-ohm tanks and are a more discreet/stealthy option.
Sub Ohm vape tanks allow you to use a direct to lung vaping style - more akin to a hookah / shisha pipe. Instead of drawing the vapour into your mouth first, you inhale it directly into your lungs. They are called ‘Sub Ohm’ because the resistance of the coils they use is below 1.0 Ohm.
Disposable tanks are the perfect solution for anyone who doesn’t want to deal with tank maintenance. Simply use the tank as normal and replace it when the coil burns out. They can be refilled with the e-liquid of your choice multiple times and often have features such as adjustable airflow. Disposable tanks are also a fantastic back-up to have in your bag in case your regular tank runs into any problems.
Rebuildable tanks are aimed at very advanced vapers, and you will need a very good knowledge of Ohm’s Law and battery safety to use them safely. However, the advantages of a rebuildable tank are that they give you the ultimate in customisation. The ‘rebuildable’ name stems from the fact that you build your own coils and wicks - which means you can pick any resistance you like.
Many tanks will have additional features which allow you to really customise the vaping experience to suit your preferences. Below is a brief list of the most common vape tank features and how they can help you vape better.
Adjustable airflow is a great way to control the flow of vapour through your tank, this means you can experience a tighter or looser inhale. Adjustable airflow tanks can also be used to change both the level of throat hit you’ll experience and how warm your vape will be.
Top filling tanks make the everyday task of refilling so much easier. Whereas traditional bottom fill tanks would have to be removed from your device and taken apart, the top fill tank lets you refill by just sliding or unscrewing the top section. It’s no wonder top-filling tanks are becoming the norm.
The ‘Drip Tip’ is another name for the mouthpiece of your tank. Sometimes overlooked, picking the right drip tip can dramatically change your tank’s performance. They are available in two sizes: 810 or 510. 810 drip tips are wider and allow for a deeper inhale, while 510 drip tips are narrower for a tighter inhale and warmer vape overall.
If you’re looking for the best vape tank, then you’re in the right place. We test and review all of our products and you can rely on our recommendations to point you in the right direction.
As a beginner, you’re more than likely going to be looking for a tank that’s simple to use and offers an inhale that’s similar to a cigarette. Our Top Ten Beginners’ Tanks Guide features a complete rundown of our best-selling and recommended tanks for beginner vapers.
Mouth to lung tanks aren’t just for beginners. They’re popular with vapers who are looking for a more discreet style of vaping or just don’t like DTL vaping, as well as those who use a higher nicotine strength e-liquid or prefer high PG e-liquid. Our best MTL tank guide is a good starting point for recommendations.
While all sub ohm tanks will produce a large amount of vapour, there are plenty to choose from. Our top ten sub ohm tank guide judges tanks on flavour production, smoothness of inhale and even price, so it’s easier than ever to find one that fits the bill.