It really is about time that I told you how I’ve been getting on with the Aspire Cleito EXO tank. Because, and I really hate saying this, I think I need to amend my original review. Wait, before you get all excited, I’m not eating humble pie per se, but I am suggesting that the outlook is lightly chirpier than it was at the time of that original review.
Why have things changed?
Well, everyone on the Twitterscope kept telling me to try a different coil with my Aspire Cleito EXO tank — the 0.4-ohm coil, rather than the 0.16-ohm one that comes in the box. I really didn’t get along with the latter at all, the first coil that came with it being faulty and the second one being nowhere near as good as everyone told me it would be.
Still, if everyone’s raving about this tank, maybe I’m doing something wrong? I figured I would give it a second chance, ordering a pack of five Aspire Cleito 0.4-ohm coils from Amazon. I didn’t have the best time with them, again, with a couple of the coils being faulty right out of the box, but eventually, I got a point where I had something I could vape with. (Yes, I checked the authenticity. They were authentic Aspire coils.) I’d used almost the entire bottle of Smooth Forbidden Peach by Vape Dodo in the process too, I must add. Don’t worry though, the story does get better soon.
Aspire Cleito EXO in hand, the 0.4-ohm coil primed with peachy goodness, I was ready and raring to go.
Here are my thoughts:
The 0.4-ohm coils work much better, in my opinion. They’re suitable for vaping between 40 and 60 watts, and although I have found myself shooting a bit higher than that recently, I definitely found it much easier to vape than with the 0.16-ohm coils, for 60 to 100 watts.
The first two coils out of the box of five were faulty, so I experienced hissing, spitting, and all the rest of the commotion that you’d expect to come with a busted coil. There was some leaking too, from places that people said shouldn’t leak. I mean, I’ve had almost every problem you could probably have with this tank at this stage, so the story had better turn around real quick.
It’s always me with the bloomin’ problems.
Third coil in, the last of the Vape Dodo Smooth Forbidden Peach in the tank, I finally started vaping. I kicked things off with 40 watts, just to get used to it, and it was good, but not quite enough. 50 watts was the same. At 60 watts, however, I actually found the vaping experience very enjoyable. There was none of the hissing, gurgling, and spitting, it didn’t get super hot like it did before, and I actually managed to vape what was left in the tank without any problems at all.
For flavour, the Aspire Cleito EXO tank kicks butt. I really do like it for that, and the 0.4-ohm coils actually provided a decent amount of vapour too. Not quite as much as I’d hoped for, but enough to be satisfied with. I think I just need to accept that this tank is not good for vapour production, but in terms of juice flavour, it’s one of the best.
Yep, I said it. I didn’t like saying it, but I said it.
I just find the 0.4-ohm coils much easier to vape with, and much more enjoyable to vape with too. If you’ve bought yourself the Aspire Cleito EXO tank and not been happy with the coils that came in the box, give the other 0.4-ohm coils a shot before you throw it in the trash or give it away. I almost didn’t bother, but I’m really glad I did. It’s not the first tank I turn to when I’m looking for a hearty sub ohm vape, but I still find myself using it. I find it really good for flavour-testing of eliquids.
I’m still not overly impressed by the lack of adjustable airflow. A different coil is hardly going to change that though. I don’t seem to get as much liquid in my mouth with the 0.4-ohm coil as I did with the 0.16-ohm coil. I’m not sure why this is, but I keep waiting for it to happen and it never does.
I would very much like to remove my original 2.5-star rating and replace it with a rating of 3.5/5 stars, if I may? It’s never going to be my favourite tank and, even with the 0.4-ohm coils, I still don’t think the vapour production is as much as it could be. But the flavour from this thing is pretty amazing, and I actually quite like it with the new coils.
Big thanks to those who suggested I try them!