Aspire Cleito Tank
The Cleito Tank by Aspire is another high-quality tank from one of the most consistent tank manufacturers around. Renowned for their Nautilus, Triton, and Atlantis tanks, the Cleito offers something a little bit different. While the Nautilus is a legendary MTL tank and the Atlantis is a high-end sub-ohm tank, the Cleito is a much more stripped-down, simple sub-ohm tank for those who prefer a more subtle aesthetic. By streamlining their tank, have Aspire crafted the perfect minimalist sub-ohm tank or have they sheared away all the things which make sub-ohm tanks so great to begin with? Only one way to find out: read on!
- Diameter: 22mm
- Juice Capacity:5mL
- Material: SS304
- Coil Ratings:2ohm Claptonized Kanthal Coil (rated for 55 – 70W), 0.4ohm Claptonized Kanthal Coil (rated for 40 – 60W)
- Delrin Widebore Drip Tip
- Customizable Color Cuffs
- Top-Fill System
- Dual Adjustable Airslots
Matt from SMM
- Flavor is really, really nice
- Tons of airflow
- Pretty short & simple aesthetic
- Great top-fill
- Great drip tip
- Coil design seems to be sub-optimal
- Other drip tips might look odd
- Great top-fill
- Coils are high-quality
- Great flavor right around 55W
- Nice form factor, shorter design
- Customizable “Cleito cuffs”
- Included vape band
- Great airflow
- Doesn’t include RTA
- Can’t really use other drip tips
- Tank has to be empty to change coil
- Super affordable
- Huge, wide-open airflow
- Great top-fill
- Good flavor
- Colored top cuffs
- Coils last a long time
- Doesn’t look good with other drip tips
- Only a 3.5mL capacity
Well, folks, the consensus is in and it looks like Aspire has done it again. After the runaway success of their earlier tank designs, the Cleito is a marked departure from what we might consider trademark Aspire design. That having been said, the simplified and streamlined design of the Aspire Cleito sub-ohm tank is a welcome breath of fresh air in a landscape full of competitors constantly striving for bigger, bulkier, and more powerful. That having been said, let’s address the cons before getting into what we like about the Cleito.
The one thing that all reviewers noted about the Cleito is the drip tip. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with the included drip tip, it does have kind of a funky little metal piece which makes it largely incompatible with other drip tips. It’s not that you absolutely can’t use other drip tips, just that they’re going to look a little odd since the metal connector will show between the tank and the drip tip.
Other issues noted by the reviewers include a small-ish juice capacity. At only 3.5mL, the Cleito is definitely one of the smaller sub-ohm tanks out there. Reviewers also noted, however, that the Cleito is clearly aiming for simplicity of design and a streamlined appearance, which can easily justify a smaller capacity. The Cleito also has to be empty for you to switch out the coils. While this is the case with a fair number of sub-ohm tanks nowadays, it’s still – and always will be – an annoyance.
Before we get to the good stuff, there is a grey area between pros and cons where we’ll discuss the airflow. The Cleito is an especially airy sub-ohm tank. This is really neither a pro nor a con, but it is a vital point to make as it can often determine whether this tank is for you. If you’re looking for a more restricted DTL tank, the Cleito is not going to be for you. On the other hand, airier tank systems seem to be the way of the future, and if you’re onboard for that, the Cleito will suit you just fine.
Now for the pros. By all accounts, the flavor you get from the Cleito coils is top-notch. For that low- to mid-wattage vape, the Cleito is one of the best in class for flavor – and you get a pretty solid selection of coils to choose from. You even get access to mesh coils, which is a huge pro for a slightly older sub-ohm tank. Cleito coils have a great reputation for lifespan too, and you should be able to get through 100mL of liquid on any of them.
Finally, the tank itself is really nice and simple. The top-fill system is one of the best out there and is super easy to use. You also get a bunch of colored “Cleito cuffs” to further customize your tank, which is a really nice touch. For lesser tanks, these sorts of customizations come off gimmicky, but with a high-quality sub-ohm tank, it just feels like a nice bonus from a manufacturer who has really considered their product.
Overall, the Cleito is a great sub-ohm tank for those looking for something a little more simple that vapes well right around the 50 – 60W range. The coils are great, the tank is nice and super simple, and there’s very little to complain about. If you have a problem with particularly airy sub-ohm tanks, however, be warned: the Cleito may not be your cup of tea.