Aspire Cleito 120 review by

Review Date: 
03.04.2017

One of Aspire’s most recent tanks is the Cleito 120, which takes the format used for the original Aspire Cleito sub ohm tank and optimizes it for extreme high wattage use, Aspire have coined the term ‘maxi-watt tank to describe its performance- I'm not sure whether that term will catch on within the industry though!

Now boasting an increased 4ml capacity, with a widened 25mm width, an increase in chimney length as well as a wider bore drip tip and larger airflow intakes, the Aspire Cleito 120 looks to be a tank that will most definitely appeal to vapers that enjoy putting three figure wattage through their tanks, and it should provide huge levels of vapour for those that like to chase clouds.

Do the new beastly performance specs of the Aspire Cleito 120 give it what it takes to enjoy the same huge success as the original Cleito did? Let's find out below...

Specs

  • Dimensions: 2-5/16
  • 510 Threaded
  • Diameter: 25mm
  • 4.0ml e-Liquid Capacity
  • Top-Fill Design
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Glass Tank
  • Innovative Triple Airflow System
  • Adjustable Airflow Valve
  • (2) Aspire Cleito 120 Kanthal Clapton 0.16ohm Atomizer Heads Included for Variable Wattage (the Aspire Cleito 120 is NOT compatible with existing Aspire Cleito coil heads)
  • RTA kit sold separately
  • Available in black or stainless steel colours
  • Designed for High Wattage Builds
  • Enlarged Wicking Holes for Cloud Chasing
  • Wide Bore Delrin Drip Tip Top Cap

What's in the Box?

The Aspire Cleito 120 comes packaged in almost identical packaging to the original Aspire Cleito, and inside the box you get the Aspire Cleito 120 tank with a Kanthal Clapton 0.16ohm coil head already installed, a spare Kanthal Clapton 0.16ohm coil head, a replacement glass tank section and an Aspire vape band.

Design and build quality

Appearance wise, the Aspire Cleito 120 is almost identical to the original Aspire Cleito, albeit with its much larger size, it resembles an Aspire Cleito on steroids! It still features very good build quality, being manufactured from 304 stainless steel with a glass tank section, and threading is very smooth. As per the original Cleito, the Aspire Cleito 120 is available in black or stainless steel finishes.

The width of the tank has now increased to 25mm, to accommodate the larger coil heads and the enlarged airflow, and as a result of this the capacity of the tank has received a slight bump up to 4ml, compared to the original Aspire Cleito’s 3.5ml. You can also purchase an extended tank section, which will increase capacity further to 5ml. It’s still top filled via removing the top cap, and after removing the top cap there is plenty of space to fit your bottle nozzle and fill.

The bore of the Delrin drip tip has been enlarged over the original Aspire Cleito, allowing you to inhale more vapour at once, and the Delrin construction helps reduce heat transfer to your lips. The drip tip is now fitted to the top cap, which means that you cannot use your own drip tips, you will have to use the one included with the Aspire Cleito 120.

Airflow

Airflow on the Aspire Cleito 120 follows the same design as the original Cleito, whereby you have three cyclops airflow slots around the base of the tank, which are adjusted by a buttery smooth airflow control ring. The airflow slots have been widened this time around, in order to help provide more vapour production, and the draw as a result ranges from airy when closed down to super airy wide open!

Performance

New coil heads have been designed for the Aspire Cleito 120, and this time around you get two 0.16ohm Kanthal Clapton coil heads included within the retail box. They follow the same design premise as the original Aspire Cleito coils whereby the chimney is incorporated into the coil head itself, reducing the distance that vapour has to travel, thus increasing the flavour profile and the volume of vapour produced. The new coil heads feature an enlarged size, as well as increased wicking channels for faster wicking of high VG juice at high wattage. The original Aspire Cleito coils are not compatible with the Cleito 120, and vice versa.

An RBA coil is available to purchase separately in the form of the Aspire Cleito 120 RTA kit, so if you would like to build your own coils for the Aspire Cleito 120 then this will enable you to do so. This incorporates a two post Velocity deck styled design, and allows you the freedom to use different builds with the Cleito 120, as at present only the 0.16ohm Kanthal Clapton coil heads are available for the Cleito 120.

Aspire recommend that the 0.16ohm Kanthal Clapton coils are used in the 100-120W range, however they do say that these are capable of handling over 160W. I started off at the 80W range to break in the coil head, but quickly increased this to 100W as the flavour and vapour were a little on the weak side. At 100W things really start to happen with this tank, the vapour starts to warm up, flavour starts to kick in, and the vapour starts to get dense. At 120W, you get a warm and tasty vape, with massive levels of vapour. 120W was my own preferred sweet spot for the Aspire Cleito 120, however it’s definitely capable of performing at much higher wattage!

To test that out, I increased the wattage to 150W. The vapour was starting to get pretty hot, I could only take 2-3 second pulls by this point, but the flavour was surprisingly still good and the vapour production was massive. I managed to take this up to 200W without issue, and I probably could have pushed it

Wicking is excellent with the Aspire Cleito 120, when using an atomiser at high wattage you want something that will wick perfectly and the Aspire Cleito 120 definitely doesn’t let you down on this front. It does get through eliquid like it is going out of fashion however, requiring regular refilling during usage.

 

Conclusion

Essentially what we have here is the original Aspire Cleito turbocharged for triple digit wattage use, to be honest if you don't go over 80W, then you aren't going to get anything from the Cleito 120, you'd be best off with the original. It's almost as if Aspire designed this especially for those that wanted to drive a lot more power through the original Aspire Cleito.

To really get the best performance out of the Aspire Cleito 120, you really do need to be putting 100W and upwards through it, as it does seem fairly underpowered when using it under 100W. Doing so will provide you with some pretty phenomenal vapour, and the flavour for the wattage this tank demands isn't half bad either!

Many thanks to Smoke Purer for sending the Aspire Cleito 120 in for review, the Aspire Cleito 120 can be purchased from www.smokepurer.com where our readers can get a 10% discount using the code POTV.

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 Dan Willis
Article by Dan Willis
Dan was an early adopter of vaping as a way to quit smoking and has seen and done pretty much all there is to see and do in the vaping world! From Ego batteries to mechs and from rebuildables to pods there isn't much that Dan hasn't tried.