What tank should I choose?
With a wide variety of tanks available on the market, it can be daunting to find the right fit. To simplify your search, we've identified two different categories of tanks; Mouth to Lung (MTL) and Direct Lung (DL).
Both have the same idea in mind, but with processes and styles that are vastly different.
Mouth to Lung
Most people are familiar and comfortable with this delivery method, as it's similar to smoking a cigarette or cigar. You take in and store the vapor in your mouth, then shortly inhale it into your lungs.
Mouth to Lung equipment:
- MTL Clearomizer
- RTA (Rebuildable Tank Atomizer)
- Coils at or above 1.2 ohm's
- 15W - 18W battery
- Skinny Drip Tip
- High PG e-liquid (PG/VG 75/25 works well)
Pros of Mouth to Lung:
- Authentic smoking experience.
- Flavor is much more apparent. We recommend flavors with a higher PG.
- Vapor can be smoother and cooler.
- Better suited for higher nicotine levels than Direct Lung. Any nicotine strength with can be used with MTL.
- A softer throat hit.
- Much more economical than Direct Lung as less e-liquid is consumed due to slow burn and inhalation.
- Higher nicotine strengths work great.
- Perfect for ‘chain vapers’ as it provides a weaker throat hit, great flavor and higher nicotine levels can be enjoyed more.
- Its more ‘low-key’ than Direct Lung tanks.
Cons of Mouth to Lung:
- More restrictive, MTL’s have little control over air and juice flow.
- Outdated. Direct Lung is all the rage these days.
- A weak throat hit.
Mouth to Lung (MTL) tanks are perfect for first-time vapers. They’re simple to use and allow you to enjoy high-level nicotine flavors. MTL's are more economical in set-up and e-liquid usage. However, they have become outdated in the vaping industry and you don’t have as much control as you may like.
This is the right, fit if you prefer flavor over clouds and a more affordable vaping option.
This delivery method is what most picture when they think of vaping - massive clouds. Instead of holding the vapor in your mouth, a Direct Lung (DL)tank will send it straight to your lungs. Hence the term Direct Lung (DL).
Direct Lung equipment:
- Sub-ohm tank
- Coils at 0.5-0.9 ohm’s
- RDA (Rebuildable Drip Atomizer) or RTA (Rebuildable Tank Atomizer). Since it’s rebuildable, you can customize the coils for Direct Lung.
- 20W - 40W Battery i.e. 18650, 18350 or 26650
- Wide drip tip and loose air flow
- High VG e-liquid (PG/VG 25/75 for optimal results)
Pros of Direct Lung:
- A bigger throat hit. The vapor goes straight to your lungs instead of collecting in your mouth.
- Larger vapor clouds.
- A more intense vape.
- It has adjustable air and juice flow controls.
- It's made for the experienced vaper. The big throat hit and larger clouds lead to a more satisfying experience.
- Latest technology will be geared more towards this set-up style.
Cons of Mouth to Lung:
- There are more risks and dangers associated with a Direct Lung (DL)set-up. Such as; pushing power limits and dry hits that can be out-right scary.
- It's less cost-effective than Mouth to Lung (MTL) as more expensive batteries are needed and coils are changed more often. You'll also use more e-liquid 'chasing clouds'.
- It can be too intense. Direct Lung (DL) will produce very hot vapor and a substantial throat hit.
- Less flavor. You'll need to use an e-liquid that’s high in VG hence the flavor won’t carry as well. The vapor will also be too hot to taste.
- High nicotine levels are not recommended (keep it below 6mg).
- Due to giant vapor clouds, it's a less discreet method of vaping.
Direct Lung (DL) sacrifices flavor for clouds, but this is ideal for many vapers. More control and freedom comes with Direct Lung (DL). It gives you the power to customize your vaping experience. There are risks associated with style of vaping such as; battery and power safety, dry hits and intense vapor consumption, just to name a few.
If you are an experienced vaper, making the switch may be necessary as the latest vaping technology will be designed for this style of vaping.