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Best Vape Mods, Tanks, & E-Liquids of 2017/2018

As Determined by the Spinfuel Vape Staff

2017 was a great year to be a Vaper. (2018 looks to be even better so far!) Terrific new Mods were introduced constantly (especially by SMOKTech!). New Sub-Ohm Tanks, RDA’s, RDTA’s and RTA’s were introduced almost as much. It was hard for us to keep up, and we’re in the business of keeping up! There are the hundreds of reviews published right here in Spinfuel VAPE, written by a staff of professional writers, and more important, passionate Vapers. That being the case, it’s time (finally) to release the 2017-2018 Best Vape Mods, Tanks, and E-Liquids, according to the Spinfuel VAPE Staff.

Below is our detailed “Best Of List” created by the staff and broken down into; Box Mods, Tanks (Sub-Ohm or otherwise) , and e-Liquids that have been in release in 2017, and through January 2018. As the year progresses we expect to make changes to the list, or at least we hope we do. Changes to the list means a new Mod, a new Tank, or a new favorite E-Liquid has captured the hearts and imagination of the staff. And that’s a good thing! It means the vape industry is continuing to improve, maybe even innovate once and a while.

Now, naturally, not everyone will agree with our list of “our” best mods, tanks and eliquids, but we so hope it will provide our readers with a clear and concise overview of what we believe to be the best mods, tanks, and eliquids on the market today. As 2018 progresses, you can expect this list to change. We have our favorites, and we’re sure you do too. So, we’ve put together a Vape Survey that will allow you to voice your own Best Mods, Tanks, E-Liquids.

  • John Manzione / Publisher
Spinfuel VAPE's Best Mods, Tanks, and Eliquids - 2017-2018

Spinfuel VAPE's Vape Product of the Year!

The best-selling SMOK TFV12 Prince Sub-Ohm Tank

The SMOK TFV12 Prince Tank has delighted tens of thousands of users in the US and other countries that allow more than a mere 2mL capacity with a whopping 8mL e-juice, gorgeous cobra resin wide bore drip tips, high performance prebuilt coils that provide superior flavor and massive clouds of vapor under 100W of power. Beautifully designed and engineered, the SMOK Prince is the all-day-every-day Sub-Ohm Tank we all wished the SMOK TFV12 Cloud Beast King was.

Best Box Mod

Wismec Reuleaux RX Gen3

Smallest Reuleaux Triple-18650 Mod

WISMEC Reuleaux Rx Gen3 Spinfuel VAPEWhy Best Box Mod?

There were literally hundreds of new box mods introduced during 2017, and entering 2018. But only one, the Reuleaux RX revealed just how beautifully engineered a box mod could be after a few refinements. The first triple-18650 box mod a couple years back, the Gen3 took all the great features of every previous Reuleaux and housed it in the smallest, yet still very much a Reuleaux body with a new sleek, and comfortable edition. This was the Reuleaux high-wattage Vapers were waiting for, and they sold like crazy.

Reuleaux RX Gen3 Specs:

  • Center Pin: Spring-Loaded
  • Wattage Output: 1W – 300W
  • Voltage Range: -.5V – 9V
  • Battery: Three 18650 Batteries (25A or Higher) – (Sold Separately) – Must Match
  • Resistance Range (TC Mode): 0.05 Ohms – 1.5 Ohms
  • Resistance Range (VW Mode): 0.1 Ohms – 3.5 Ohms
  • Temperature Range: 200°F – 600°F (100°C – 315°C)
  • Output Modes: VW, TC-Ni, TC-Ti, TC-SS, TCR
  • Maximum Charging Current: 2A

Reuleaux RX Gen 3 Includes:

  • 1 X Wismec Reuleaux RX Gen3 MOD
  • 1 x USB Charging Cable
  • 1 x User Manual
  • Maximum Output Current: 50A
  • Height: 3.30 Inches (84mm)
  • Width: 1.96 Inches (50mm)
  • Depth: 1.57 Inches (40mm)

Runner Up Best Mods

Revenger Mod by Vaporesso

Vaporesso Revenger X 220W TC Kit Preview – Spinfuel VAPEThe Revenger 220W TC Box Mod is a flagship Mod from Vaporesso, using the advanced OMNI 2.0 Board with comprehensive output settings, modern and sleek design.

SMOK Mag

Designed to resemble a pistol grip, this fully features 225W, full TC modes, and the most secure (and fast) battery chamber of any Mod this past year. The Kit includes the TFV12 Prince.

iStick PICO 75W Mod

Despite it’s tiny size, this single-18650 pocket mod is a box mod that has endeared the vape community since its initial release.  Almost a vape accessory, but it performs as well as the big guys.

Best Tank

SMOK TFV12 Prince

Great flavor, huge clouds, and 8mL bulb-shaped glass

SMOK TFV12 Prince Sub-ohm Tank Review – Spinfuel VapeWhy Best Tank?

As Spinfuel VAPE’s Product of the Year it was a shoo-in for Best Tank. Superior craftsmanship, large 8mL juice capacity, and high-performance coils that perform at lower than expected wattages, and of course the various colors and that cobra resin wide bore drip tip. You shouldn’t dismiss the Prince because of its unique design and huge popularity, this is a sub-ohm tank that must be experienced to be truly appreciated.

TFV12 Prince Specs:

  • 25mm Base Diameter
  • 5mL Standard Juice Capacity
  • 8mL Maximum Juice Capacity – Convex Glass Extension
  • Superior Stainless Steel Construction
  • High-Grade Glass Reinforcement
  • High-Temperature Resistant – Explosion Proof
  • Convenient Top-Fill Rotary Design – Lock Button Mechanism
  • Massive Dual Adjustable Airflow Control at Base
  • 810 Cobra Resin Ultra-Wide Drip Tip
  • Performance-Grade V12 Prince Coil Structure
  • 0.12ohm V12 Prince-T10 Decuple Coils – rated for 60-120W
  • 0.15ohm V12 Prince-X6 Sextuple Coils – rated for 50-120W
  • 0.4ohm V12 Prince-Q4 Quadruple Coils – rated for 40-100W
  • Available in Stainless, Black, Blue, Red, Green, Purple, Gold, Rainbow (7-Color), Pink, Matte Black, Navy Blue, White

TFV12 Prince Includes:

  • 1 SMOK TFV12 Prince Tank
  • 1 0.4ohm V12 Prince-Q4 Quadruple Core
  • 1 0.15ohm V12 Prince-X6 Sextuple Core
  • 1 0.12ohm V12 Prince-T10 Decuple Core
  • 1 Preinstalled Convex Bulb Glass Tube – 8mL
  • 1 Replacement Glass Tube – 5mL
  • Spare Parts & O-Rings
  • Instructional Manual

RBA Head (optional and runs about $12)

Runner Up Best Tanks

Uwell Valyrian Uwell Valyrian Sub-Ohm Tank Review – SPINFUEL VAPE MAGAZINE

The flavor and cloud production of the Valyrian caused a minority of the staff to argue it as the Best Sub-Ohm Tank of the Year. 5mL capacity, quartz glass, and excellent coils, makes the Valyrian the best Uwell tank in years.

TFV12 Baby Prince 

It didn’t take long to realize that the Baby Prince performs as good, if not better, than the Prince. 4.5mL capacity, cobra resin drip tip, high-quality stainless steel, and compatibility for the TFV8 Coil family.

Vaporesso NRG

Surprisingly good vapor production along with exceptional flavor fidelity, the NRG Tank provides 5mL juice capacity, and four prebuilt coils, including the cCell ceramic.

Best E-Liquid

Another hit from KILO

Last year the most consumed e-liquid here at Spinfuel VAPE was the renowned KILO Black Series Birthday Cake e-liquid. This 70% VG 30% PG e-juice is just sweet enough without being a Coil Killer, with the flavor profile that reminded everyone that vaped it of an actual yellow cake with vanilla frosting and plenty of sprinkles. Not a favorite for everyone here, but enough to award Birthday Cake as the Best E-Liquid of 2017.

Celebrate every day as if it’s your birthday! We took the classic yellow cake layered with a smooth creamy frosting then topped it with rainbow sprinkles.

70vg | 30pg

Manufactured in a Certified Facility | Quality Ingredients | Made in the U.S.A. | Tamper Proof Seal | Traceable Batch Codes

E-Liquid Runner Ups

The Motherload by Gothic Vapor

If your flavor profile leans toward custards, caramels then Motherload is going to rock your world. A masterpiece hidden in the world of e-liquid flavorists. The maximum VG for Motherload is 70%, but at 65% pops the flavor best.

Vape Dudes Belgian Blue

An e-liquid the Spinfuel VAPE Staff has kept on hand since 2012. A fluffy Belgian Waffle profile topped with fresh blueberries… Private Stock from Vape Dudes is handcrafted in small batches and steeped in 30ml glass bottles for a minimum of 3 weeks. Awesome juice!

Little Dipper – The Milkman E-Juice

Little Dipper E-Juice by Milkman is an accurate flavor profile of homemade sugar cookies, that are dipped in ice-cold milk. Freshly-baked, incredibly flavorful, and satisfying beyond belief, Little Dipper is a must-try e-juice.

Best Starter Kit

Great design, best sub-ohm tank, an obvious pick

SMOK X-PRIV Starter KitThe Sophisticated SMOK X-PRIV Mod Kit Preview - Spinfue VAPE

Why is the X-PRIV Kit the best of 2017/2018? Well, for one, as SMOK fans in general, the X-PRIV is the most sophisticated design to come from SMOK in forever. On the tall side, with a large OLED color display, this dual-18650 hi-amp machine is capable of pushing 225W of power. A full temperature suite is part of the newest chipset developed by SMOK, along with all the safety protections you come to expect from SMOKTech. But, it’s the colors, the corba resin super-glossy pattern that makes up the full body battery door, it’s ergonomic design built for any and every hand on a global scale, and of course, with the perfect matching Sub-Ohm Tank, the TFV12 Prince.

X-PRIV Starter Kit Specs:

  • Wattage Range: 1W – 225W
  • Voltage Range: 0.5V – 9V
  • Temperature Range: 200°F – 600°F (93°C – 14°C)
  • Resistance Range (VW Mode): 0.1 Ohms – 2.5 Ohms
  • Resistance Range (Temperature Mode): 0.05 Ohms – 2.0 Ohms
  • Battery Compatibility: Two 18650 (Sold Separately) – (Both Must Be Identical)
  • Threading: 510
  • Height: 3.46 Inches (88mm)
  • Width: 1.82 Inches (46.5mm)
  • Depth: 1.19 Inches (30.4mm)

SMOK TFV12 Prince Tank Specs:

  • Liquid Capacity: 8 ml
  • Body Material: High-Grade 304 Stainless Steel
  • Tank Material: Borosilicate Glass
  • Wicking Material: 100% Japanese Organic Cotton
  • Available Resistances: (Q4) 0.4 Ohms, (X6) 0.15 Ohms, (T10) 0.12 Ohms, (M4) 0.17 ohm
  • Recommended Wattage (X6): 80W – 100W – (120W Maximum)
  • Recommended Wattage (T10): 80W – 110W – (120W Maximum)
  • Recommended Wattage (Q4): 60W – 80W – (100W Maximum)
  • Recommended Wattage (M4): 40W – 60W – (70W Maximum)
  • Height: 2.48 Inches (63 mm)
  • Diameter: 1.1 Inches (28 mm)

The X-PRIV Starter Kit Includes:

  • 1 x SMOK X-Priv Touchscreen Box MOD
  • 1 x SMOK TFV12 Prince Tank
  • 1 x V12 Prince-Q4 Atomizer Coil (0.4 Ohms) – (Pre-Installed)
  • 1 x V12 Prince-T10 Atomizer Coil (0.12 Ohms)
  • 1 x Replacement Pyrex Glass Tube
  • 1 x Charging Cable
  • 1 x Bag of Spare Parts
  • 1 x User manual

Starter Kit Runner Ups

SMOK G150 TC Starter Kit

We know, we know. Another SMOK product. When we counted up the votes of our entire staff we were just as surprised. But there is something about this little bugger that makes you fall in love with it. Largely ignored by vape community, this diminutive 150W internal battery mod, with its Big Baby tank, is too good to leave off. A 4200-mAh battery insures at least 5 hours of moderate vaping. We love this guy. You would too.

VOOPOO TOO Starter Kit

The VOOPOO TOO 180W TC Starter Kit is the latest vape kit equipped with the GENE-Chip, and includes the very decent UFORCE Sub-Ohm Tank for a gorgeous and unique design and high-performance vaping. Users to easily switch between a single 18650 battery and dual 18650 batteries. At first, discovering how to place the batteries into the body was sort of weird, but once we discovered it, the concept made sense.

And in the end...

The mods, tanks, and e-liquids we chose to announce as our Best for 2017 and early 2018 might not be your picks. Thousands of Vape Products are on the market, and the ones on this page are certainly NOT the only good ones. But they are the ones we choose to use, day in and day out, and when just about every new product comes across your desk, you tend to understand the value of the devices you use, and how, or if, they satisfy.

Your voice is important too. Takes why we put together this amazing Vape Survey / Voting Page so that you can tell us, and everyone else, what made your list this past year. Head over the Vape Survey and let us all know.