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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:


You will get a more significant hit of flavour when using a mesh coil. Great for flavour chasers.


Mesh coils will produce much more vapour which many vapers prefer.

Ramp up time

Due to their construction, mesh coils heat up faster, quicker. So the optimum vaping temperature is achieved quicker.

Vaping experience

As it is one piece of metal with uniform holes punched through it, there are no hot spots or loose pieces of wire, meaning you get a consistent vaping experience.

Long lasting

Hand in hand with consistency, is longer lasting coils. As there are no hot spots to burn your wicking material, your coils can last longer with mesh.


As mesh coils heat up hotter, quicker and more consistently, they need to use less power to reach optimum temperature.

Drawbacks of mesh coils

Extra vapour

Mesh coils produce a ticker cloud of vapour which could cause you to cough or get an irritated throat.

Extra juice

Mesh coils will cost you more in extra juice as they use more e-liquid. This also means you’ll have to refill to tank more often.


Although they produce a larger cloud, they don’t heat up as much as other coils even at a higher wattage. This is a drawback if you prefer a warm vape.

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.

Singular vertical coil

This is the most popular type of vape coil and is in most standard tanks. These provide a solid throat hit and flavour, but do tend to lack in vapour production.

Multiple vertical coils

There are multiple coil set ups available. These can be dual, triple, quad coils, and beyond. Great for vapour production, but these will be used at very high powers so will lack in flavour production.

Mesh coils

Mesh vape coils are the happy medium between singular and multiple coil set ups. Thanks to their massive surface area they give great vapour production and even better flavour from your favourite e-liquid.

Net coils

These are a variation of a mesh coil. The same construction, with a wide, thick piece of metal with holes punched in it. Again, great surface area = fantastic flavour and vapour production.

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.

High wattage

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

Summary of Mesh Coils

This was a look at mesh coils, their pros and cons, and which vapers should choose these as their go to vape coil. Here at The Electronic Cigarette Company we have a wide range of mesh coils for a huge variety of vape tanks.

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