Vape Tank Buying Guide
Before buying any kind of vape tank you first need to decide what kind of vaper you are.
This is very important. There are two main types of vaping style.
Mouth to Lung (MTL)
Direct to Lung (DTL) – These are predominantly sub ohm tanks.
So which way do you vape? We have a full MTL and DTL vape guide here.
Let’s give a very brief overview.
Are You a MTL or DTL Vaper?
Mouth to lung vaping is where most new vapers start with their first e cig kits. This is due to it being the way most people smoke cigarettes. Inhale into the mouth and then to the lungs.
Vape tanks for mouth to lung operate with higher resistance coils (1.0Ohm+) at lower wattage. Generally no more than 18/20W. They also come with a narrow mouthpiece to restrict the draw you take.
MTL Tanks, as a general rule of thumb, work better with Nic Salt e-liquids and PG/VG e-liquids that have a max ratio of 60VG/40PG. 50/50 is generally recommended.
Direct to Lung vaping is usually a ‘next step’ in a vapers journey. This vaping style requires you to draw the vapour directly into the lungs. No holding the vapour in the mouth first.
For new vapers this can really take a bit of getting used to.
Vape tanks for DTL have lower resistance coils (0.5Ohm and below) and tend to operate at higher wattages, generally anywhere above 30W dependent on the coil.
These tanks have a wider bore mouthpiece that allows that vapour to flow freely.
DTL (sub ohm tanks), as a general rule of thumb, work better with e-liquids with a PG/VG ratio over 60VG/40PG. 70VG / 30PG is one of the most popular ratios for sub ohm vaping.
That’s simple right? Good stuff.
As you can see it’s not just a case of buying a vape tank. You need to take a few factors into consideration.