VapeHut’s Best Clearomizers

Best Clearomizer

The clearomiser (a transparent cartomiser) is probably the single most important part of a good e cigarette. Sure, without a kickass battery you’re not going to get great vapour production or flavour, but a bad ecig tank can result in leaking e liquid, burnt tasting vapour and a generally terrible vape.

In our experience, poor quality clearomisers are without doubt the thing that turns new vapers back to analog cigs, after having had a bad first impression of vaping.

If you’re looking to make the switch from smoking to vaping, or are looking to upgrade the clearomiser you’re currently using, this guide will help you find the best clearomizer to suit your needs perfectly.

We’ve split our top tanks into 3 categories: budget, premium and sub-ohm, so whatever your budget and preferences, there’ll be a clearomizer here for you.

Mid-Range Clearomizers

These clearomizers are the ideal choice for any vaper who is looking for a step up from a basic eGo style kit, but who aren’t quite ready to start sub-ohm vaping. They produce immeasurably better vapour, more intense vapours and hold bigger volumes of eliquid compared to more basic clearomizers.

Aspire Nautilus


At a glance

  • £19.99
  • 5 ml capacity
  • 4 way adjustable airflow
  • Pyrex glass and stainless steel build
  • 1.6 and 1.8ohm atomizers
  • Uses Aspire BVC coils
  • 510 thread

The Aspire Nautilus topped the list of our best starter e cigarette kits, where we named it the best mid-range clearomizer on the market.

The Nautilus has a lot going for it – costing just £19.99, it has a solid glass and metal build, a 5ml capacity and, most importantly, an adjustable airflow with 4 options.

It uses the Aspire BVC coils, which come with a 1.6 or 1.8 ohm option. The coils are quick and easy to replace and work perfectly to ensure that you never get dry hits.

The Nautilus performs like a dream, producing thick clouds of vapour when used with a good battery on the maximum airflow setting. The build quality is unparalleled for the price, and the whole thing fits together and works perfectly. It is sturdy as hell, too, and mine has weathered countless bumps, scrapes and knocks without a hitch.

The 510 thread means it is compatible with almost all batteries and, although intended for box style batteries, it comes with a vanity ring to screw onto eGo style stick batteries, too.

Unlike some clearomizers which get gunked up with too much VG, the Nautilus performs well with every eliquid I have ever vaped, ranging from high PG mixes to high VG mixes.

Pros

  • Great build quality
  • Looks great
  • Adjustable airflow with 4 settings
  • Great vapour production

Cons

  • If screwed in too tightly, opening the bottom up to refill e liquid can require Herculean amounts of strength (or a washing up glove)

Verdict

With its range of key features including an adjustable airflow, 5ml capacity and glass/metal build, the Nautilus is our favourite mid-level clearomizer and a reliable, high performing piece of kit, suitable for every vaper.

9/10

Buy the Aspire Nautilus here

Read our full Aspire Nautilus Review here

Kanger Aerotank Mega


At a glance

  • £23.99
  • 3.8ml capacity
  • Pyrex glass and stainless steel build
  • Adjustable airflow
  • Uses Kanger BDC coils
  • 0.8, 1.2, 1.5 and 1.8 ohm atomizer
  • 510 thread

With its 3.8ml capacity tank, steel and glass build and adjustable airflow, the Kanger Aerotank Mega is another of our favourite mid-level clearomizers.

Kanger products have a well deserved reputation for being reliable, quality bits of kit, and the Aerotank is another example of why Kanger is so well received in the vaping community. It is put together very well, is very reliable and gives a consistently good performance, with some vapers saying that it has better vapour and flavour production that the Aspire Nautilus.

It uses Kanger Bottom Dual Coil atomizers, which are widely available and easy to replace. The BDC coils come in a range of resistances with 0.8, 1.2, 1.5 and 1.8 ohm options.

The Aerotank Mega has a 510 thread, making it compatible with most batteries, although due to the sheer size of the tank, it would better suit bigger box mod style batteries.

Pros

  • Large 3.8ml capacity
  • Coils come in a wide range of resistances
  • Good build quality and constructed from premium materials
  • Adjustable airflow

Cons

  • A bit leaky sometimes
  • Very big (obviously)

Verdict

While we still prefer the Nautilus, this is entirely down to personal preference, and the Aerotank is another peak performer in the mid-level clearomizer market. If you’re looking for a great tank with a bigger capacity, the Aerotank is a guaranteed win.

9/10

Buy the Kanger Aerotank here

Sub-Ohm Clearomizers

If the mouth-to-lung clearomizers just aren’t cutting it for you, sub-ohm clearomizers use ultra low resistance atomizers to produce huge amounts of vapour and intense flavours. Because of the amount of vapour produced, if you choose to start using a sub-ohm device, we recommend that you use a lower concentration of nicotine in your e liquid.

Aspire Atlantis 2


At a glance

  • £29.99
  • 3ml capacity
  • Pyrex glass and steel build
  • Vented drip-tip
  • Fully adjustable air flow
  • 0.3 or 0.5 ohm atomizer
  • 510 thread

The Atlantis 2 builds upon the successes of the first with an increased 3ml capacity, a reworked and improved airflow system and a vented drip tip which users can adjust for a cooler vape.
It uses 0.3 or 0.5 ohm coils which produce huge, thick clouds of smoke and intense flavours. If you’ve never used a sub-ohm APV before, it is like comparing a bonfire to an inferno!

In terms of build quality, the Atlantis is up to the standard you’d expect from Aspire, constructed out of pyrex glass and stainless steel. It is user friendly and well designed, which really shows with its consistent output.

Pros

  • Incredible vapour production and flavour
  • Well designed and constructed
  • Innovative vented drip tip

Cons

  • 3ml capacity is quite small for a sub-ohm tank

Verdict

If your current e cigarette isn’t quite satisfying your need for vapour, then the Aspire Atlantis 2 is an ideal introduction to the world of sub-ohm vaping.

8/10

Buy the Aspire Atlantis 2 here

Kanger Subtank Mini


At a glance

  • £26.99
  • 4.5ml capacity
  • Pyrex glass and stainless steel build
  • Fully adjustable airflow
  • Rebuildable Atomizers
  • 0.5 and 1.2ohm coils
  • 510 thread

The Kanger Subtank is one of the most popular and best received sub-ohm clearomizers available, and the mini packs all of the features which made the Subtank so great into a more compact device.

Despite being sold as a “mini”, this clearomizer still has a 4.5ml capacity, which means you won’t need to be constantly refilling it, even when used with a high output battery. The build quality is standard Kanger excellence, although, like its bigger counterpart, there are still some leaking issues.

The Subtank produces outstanding vapour production and enhances the flavours of any eliquid. The coils are good quality, and the tank is designed to ensure a consistent flow of ejuice to the atomizer, to ensure dry hits are few and far between.

The airflow system is great, with 4 different settings, which you can jig and rejig to suit your taste. The Subtank Mini also has rebuildable atomizers, which means that more advanced vapers can customize the atomizer to suit even the most specific of preferences. If rebuildables are not your thing, you can still buy replaceable coils too.

Pros

  • Great build made with quality materials
  • Insane vapour and flavour production
  • Rebuildable atomizers

Cons

  • Very few

Verdict

Pretty much the king of mass-produced sub-ohm tanks, the Subtank produces phenomenal vapour and flavour, although it could be a little too advanced for beginners.

9/10

Buy the Kanger Subtank Mini here

Innokin iSub G


At a glance

  • £19.99
  • 4.5ml capacity
  • Pyrex glass and steel build
  • Fully adjustable airflow
  • 0.5ohm resistance
  • 510 thread

Costing under 20, the Innokin iSub G is a great value-for-money sub-ohm clearomizer, which includes all of the features you’d expect of a sub-ohm tank at a very reasonable price.

With a 4.5ml capacity, a glass and steel build and a fully adjustable airflow, this tank ticks all the boxes, although its vapour production isn’t quite on a par with the Subtank or the Atlantis.

It is user friendly and very simple to use, the coils are wicked with Japanese organic cotton and have a 0.5ohm resistance. The coils are particularly easy to replace and affordable, too.

Pros

  • Great value for money
  • Performs well
  • Easy to replace coil
  • 4.5ml capacity

Cons

  • Vapour production isn’t quite as beastly as the other tanks in this category

Verdict

The Innokin iSub G does exactly what you’d expect of it, and for under 20, you literally can’t go wrong with this tank.

8/10

Buy the Innokin iSub G here

Budget Clearomizers

We understand that not everybody wants or needs to splash out on a higher-end clearomizer. So, whether you’re just beginning to vape and are only looking for a basic device, or perhaps are a couple of weeks shy of payday, we’ve included our pick of the best cheap clearomizers.

Aspire BVC Clearomiser


At a glance

  • £5.99
  • 1.6ml capacity
  • Uses Aspire BVC coils
  • 510 thread

At £5.99 this is the cheapest clearomiser on our list, but unlike most of the low-end clearomisers on the market, this one won’t crap out on you after a week!

It uses Aspire’s patented Bottom Vertical Coils (BVC) which means that the atomizer is at the bottom of the tank, guaranteeing a consistent flow of e liquid to the coil and reducing the chance of getting a dry hit.

Of course, there’s a limit to the build quality you will receive for under £6, but the Aspire clearomiser has done a damn good job for the price. The plastic feels sturdy, with a 1.6ml capacity a 510 connection thread, which makes it compatible with all of the best e cigarette batteries.

The best thing about this piece of kit is that the BVC coils are the same ones used in some of the higher quality clearomisers on this list, so not only can you replace the atomizer conveniently and cheaply without having to buy a new clearomiser, but you will be using some of the best and most popular atomizers on the market, too.

Pros

  • Great value for money
  • Works well
  • Compatible with Aspire BVC atomizers

Cons

  • Not great vapour production or flavour production
  • Build quality can feel a little flimsy

Verdict

Hands down the best clearomizer you’re going to get at this price point which makes it perfect if you’re flat-out broke.

6/10

Buy the Aspire BVC Clearomizer here

Aspire K1 Glassomizer

  • £7.99
  • 1.5ml capacity
  • Uses Aspire BVC coils
  • 510 thread

Essentially an upgraded version of the basic clearomizer above, the K1 is a huge leap forward in terms of quality and functionality for just £7.99.

Not only is the quality vastly improved with a sleek glass and metal build, but the airholes are bigger, which allows better vapour production. Considering this costs just £2 more than the basic Aspire clearomiser, it is absolutely worth scraping together the extra cash, even if you are on a budget!

The capacity is 1.5 ml, and once again it uses the replaceable Aspire BVC coils, which come in a range of 1.6 and 1.8 ohms. It has a 510 thread which makes it compatible with most batteries on the market.

Pros

  • Better build quality than the plastic model
  • Better vapour production than the plastic model

Cons

  • Slightly less capacity

Verdict

A much more sturdy tank made of metal and glass alongside the better vapour production makes this a much better clearomizer than the entry-level version and costs just £2 more. Without doubt the best clearomizer on the market for under £10.

8/10

Buy the Aspire Glassomizer here

Innokin iClear 30S


At a glance

  • £12.99
  • 3ml capacity
  • Glass and steel build
  • 1.5, 1.8 and 2.1 ohm atomizers
  • Unique rotatable drip tip
  • 510 thread

The Innokin iClear 30S is the newer version of their original iClear 30. Replacing the CE2 style wicking with the more advanced vertical coil atomizers, this is a fantastic clearomizer for someone who is looking for an upgrade from a beginner’s ecig, but who don’t want to spend too much cash.

Made of thick, sturdy glass and metal, the build quality on the iClear 30S makes it feel far more valuable than its £12.99 price tag. Not only is the drip-tip rotatable, which makes it very comfortable to vape, but the way the whole thing screws together lets you know that this has been designed with precision and usability in mind.

It has a 3ml fill capacity, which means that you can go much longer between refills, and the coils themselves are easily replaceable, with an option of 1.5, 1.8 and 2.1 ohm atomizers. It is a 510 thread, making it compatible with most batteries on the market.

Pros

  • Great build quality
  • Unique rotatable drip tip
  • 3ml capacity

Cons

  • Sometimes leaks
  • No adjustable airflow

Verdict

At £12.99, the iClear 30S is a great value clearomiser which performs far above its price tag. Boasting a really cool feature in the drip tip, this is the king of budget clearomisers.

8/10

Buy the Innokin iClear 30S here