MTL vaping – AKA mouth to lung – is making something of a comeback. But what are the best MTL vape tanks as of right now?
MTL (Mouth-to-Lung) vaping is where vaping actually started. But then tanks got bigger and more powerful and DTL (direct to lung) vaping kind of took over. MTL is coming back though and today we’re going to look at some of the best MTL vape tanks you can buy right now.
Why MTL? Simple: a change of pace, especially if you’ve been vaping DTL for ages like me. Another reason: you’ve just quit smoking and want something that offers a similar experience to cigarettes, not a DTL inhaler-like hit.
I’m kind of 100% DTL these days, but that doesn’t mean MTL vape tanks don’t have a special place in my heart. In fact, before writing this article, I immersed myself in the world of MTL vape tanks to find out which were the best MTL vape tanks.
To my surprise, there are now a great number of excellent MTL vape tanks available that offer great performance, excellent flavor, and overall great vaping experiences. Plus, with an MTL vape tank you’ll vape at a lower power, which conserves battery life and, in turn, saves your E Juice, proving less can be more.
MTL vaping is often considered a “beginner” style of vaping, but this just isn’t true – there are plenty of RTA (and RDA setups) for MTL vaping as well. And some of them are VERY good, indeed.
For this reason, I’ve broken up this list in two sections: Beginner MTL Vape Tanks and Advanced MTL Vape Tanks.
Right, let’s do this!
Beginner MTL Vape Tanks
Nautilus Nautilus 2
Aspire’s Nautilus tank was the tank that started it all for a lot of people. I had one. And pretty much everybody I knew that vaped had one. Even today, Aspire is still one of the biggest brands in the MTL vape tank space.
The Aspire Nautilus Nautilus 2 is a compact, potent, MTL vape tank that delivers excellent performance, great flavor, and plenty of versatility when it comes to power output.
I like the Nautilus Nautilus 2 because it’s so compact. But another pro is that Aspire is a big brand and this means you can find its coils pretty much everywhere online.
If you’re after a decent, well-priced MTL vape tank then the Nautilus Nautilus 2 should be high on your list. The only downside to this tank is that it is sold out pretty much everywhere!
If you’re after something, well… a little more premium. Then there really is only one name in the MTL game you should be looking at: Kayfun.
Made by Russian brand Svoemesto, the KayFun V5 is regarded by many as the best, most premium, and most sought after MTL vape tank in the game right now.
Precision engineering, brilliant vaping experiences, and excellent coils make for one of the best MTL vape tanks in the game. If you can afford it, get the Kayfun Mini – you will not look back. Probably ever.
If you’re just coming off the smokes and want something that is similar to your beloved cancer sticks, you should definitely give JUUL a shot. Why? Simple: it’s an all in one system that is designed to be easy to use and provide great vaping experiences.
Dave Chappelle uses one. And plenty of other people do to. How JUUL works is simple: you buy the unit via JUUL along with some juice pods, assemble the kit, and start vaping. With this setup, you have to buy the refill cartridges from JUUL, so if you pull the trigger on a JUUL setup, be sure to buy plenty of them!
Advanced MTL Vape Tanks
Cthulhu Hastur MTL
Most people think that if you want to build your own coils, you’ll need to use DTR setups. RDAs and RDTAs and RTAs. But this isn’t the case – you can get excellent MTL RTA tanks. And one of my favourites is Cthulhu Mod’s Hastur MTL.
The Hastur MTL RTA is beautifully designed, and serves as a replacement to the outgoing Cthulhu MTL RTA. This means you get improvements, better performance, and a better build deck for your coils. All told: the Hastur MTL RTA is a great setup and definitely something every MTL power-user should be looking at.
Cthulhu has improved the deck, added in a more advanced airflow system, and re-engineered the refilling system. I actually think this is the best looking MTL setup on this list. The Hastur MTL RTA vapes like a beast and is a joy to live with. Once again Cthulhu Mods has smashed it out the park.
Vandy Vape Berserker MTL RTA
Vandy Vape makes A LOT of well known and immensely popular setups. The Bonza RDA, the Pulse 24 RDA, and the Kensei RTA to name just a few. But it also makes a very decent MTL RTA which goes by the name of the Berserker.
The Berserker MTL RTA is unusual looking, amazing to work and build on, and it vapes like a goddamn champion with excellent flavor and plenty of customisation options.
It’s a really tough call to say what is better between the Berserker MTL RTA or the Hastur MTL RTA, though I do prefer the design of the latter.
The Berserker MTL RTA, however, has made A LOT of friends in 2017/18. Mostly thanks to its excellent performance, but also because it looks completely bad ass. If you’re after a solid, reliable MTL RTA, that won’t leak all over you, the Berserker MTL RTA definitely comes highly recommended!
The KING. The benchmark. The tank that all other MTL RTA tanks are measured by. The Kayfun Prime is beautiful, well engineered, and offers up near-perfect performance. You will pay a pretty penny for this but once you’ve used it you will no way.
Renowned for its premium build quality and perfect size, the Kayfun Prime has long been a favourite of veteran vapers that favour performance, MTL vaping, and ease of use and practically over the current trend of cloud chasing.
A couple of my buddies “retired” on this device, meaning they bought one and then didn’t buy another tank ever again. It’s that good. And if you don’t believe me, check out the word online. The Kayfun Prime is always the last word in MTL RTA vaping.