Mesh Coils Explained
What is a mesh coil?
A mesh coil is a wide strip of metal with holes punched through it to make it look and act like a piece of mesh. This mesh effect means there is a greater surface area inside the vape coil.
Surface area is important in a vape coil because it allows more eliquid to be vapourised creating a greater depth of flavour and more vapour than regular coils.
How does a mesh coil work?
As you can see, with a mesh coil more of the coil is in contact with the wicking material which, in turn, means more contact with your e-liquid. As the coil heats up, more e-liquid is vapourised at once compared to a singular vertical coil of wire. This creates the extra vapour and flavour that some vapers love.
What Are the Benefits of Mesh Coils?
There are many benefits to using mesh vape coils. Here are our top picks:
Drawbacks of mesh coils
Mesh Coils v Regular Coils
Regular coils come in all shapes and sizes; we have the ultimate guide to vape coils here if you want to learn all about vape coils. But how does a mesh coil hold up against other types of vape coils?
For a more in depth comparison, we have the ultimate guide to vape coils here.
Best tanks for mesh coils
Mesh coils produce a similar effect no matter what tank you use, but some tanks have different properties that might appeal to certain vapers. Here we run through the types of mesh coil tanks you might like according to your needs.
Best for cloud production
Tanks with a wider mouthpiece will be best for inhaling more vapour when cloud chasing. Plus, I wide airflow will also make the draw much easier.
Easy to refill
Tanks with an easy filling method such as a sliding top fill will make refilling the tank simpler and much quicker.
You can find more information about vape tanks with help on choosing the right one for you.
Best e-liquids for mesh coils
Whilst mesh coils traditionally work best with high vg e-liquids, there are now more options according to the type of vape you enjoy.
Mouth to lung
MTL vapers rarely use mesh coils as they don’t want to produce large clouds. However, when paired with nic salt e-liquid it will provide a stronger flavour without the huge cloud. Make sure to stick to a mesh coil with a resistance of 0.8ohm or more.
Direct to lung
The best e-liquid for DL mesh coils is high VG. This is because it is a much thicker liquid that is designed to create large clouds. A 50/50 juice will also work well but it wont produce as much vapour.
Like with direct lung vapers, the best e-liquid is high VG. Shortfill e-liquid is the best option as it comes in larger bottles, ensuring you won’t run out when vaping at a high wattage.
Should I try mesh coils?
Anyone can try mesh coils, but we find that our range of mesh coils is most popular with vapers who:
- Have been vaping for a few years and want to try something new
- Those who love a flavour hit
- Sub-ohm vapers
- Those who prefer cooler vapour with large clouds