MTL vaping is making a comeback in a BIG WAY with loads of excellent options across a variety of tank styles. Is 2018 the year MTL vaping goes mainstream (AGAIN)?
Most seasoned vapers DO NOT MTL vape. They use big-hitting, DTL tanks at high wattages. And this is fine. But for the last few years, the entire vape tank space has been dominated by direct-to-lung (DTL) setups – both in the rebuildable atomiser and sub-ohm tank space.
Definitions: What Is MTL Vaping?
MTL Vaping – mouth-to-lung vaping is where a vape tank’s inhale/draw is similar to how you drag on a cigarette. You take it into your mouth first and then inhale to your lungs.
DTL Vaping – direct-to-lung vaping; The inhale on a DTL tank is more like an inhaler, as you take the hit straight to your lungs.
99.9% of innovation in the vape tank market that has taken place in the past few years has revolved around DTL tanks – be they sub-ohms, RDAs, RDTAs, or RTAs. SMOK.
Innokin. GeekVape. Sense. UWELL – whatever, they’ve all been pushing DTL vaping.
But the tide is changing.
MTL vaping is making a comeback in a big way – and it’s not just with AIO/Pod Mod devices like the JUUL.
No, there are now plenty of rebuildable atomiser options that focus solely on MTL style vaping.
The Benefits of MTL Vaping
Personally speaking, I’m more or less exclusively a DTL vaper.
Recently, though, I’ve been vaping with some MTL setups and, well, I’ve been having a blast.
And the benefits of MTL vaping are plentiful. But the following are my favourite ones:
- Less Power = More Battery Life: this one’s pretty simple. Most MTL tanks run on single coils (though some have dual-coils), and can be run at lower wattages and this means you get through less E Juice and less battery life in a day.
- The Flavor & Clouds Are Still MEGA: you might think vaping in and around 30-40W will affect your clouds and flavor. But this is wrong: my Kayfun Prime has better flavor at 30W than ANY of my sub-ohm tanks. And the clouds are awesome too.
- Conserves Your E-Liquid: vaping at lower wattages, and still getting a TON of flavor, has another benefit as well. And this one will save you a fortune, as it is a lot more efficient on E Juice, meaning a 100ml bottle will last around twice as long.
These are my main points for switching to an MTL style of vaping in 2018.
They are personal, of course, but the difference it makes to the battery life of your mod and the amount of E Juice you get through a month is beyond significant.
I was blown away by the difference it made in my day-to-day.
The biggest factor alone for me was battery life – it extends the life of your mod by around 40-50% in some cases.
And this is from the same cells.
But it’s not hard to understand when you’re kicking out 80% less power across the day.
Bottomline? MTL vaping means more battery life, less E Juice used, and you still get the same level of flavor and clouds.
With this in mind, no wonder it’s making a comeback!
Best MTL Vape Tanks?
The next obvious question is: what are the best MTL vape tanks you can buy right now?
Well, all I can do is tell you about the ones that I’ve used and liked.
This list is small but focused.
I’ve done my due diligence, found the most respected, and went out and tried them.
If you’re looking for a decent, high-performance MTL vape tank, you cannot go wrong with the following setups (I’ll add more as I test them!).
I own all three of these tanks.
They’re all very impressive, as you can see in the verdict boxes below.
When I bought them, I did so with price in mind, so there is some disparity between the cost of each with the Kayfun Prime being A LOT more expensive.
The Kayfun purchase was the most I have ever spent on a tank. Period.
And at first, I was dubious.
I’d heard about it, read about it, but I just couldn’t get my brain to process that high, high figure.
In reality, however, it was worth every dime.
But if the Kayfun Prime is too pricey, the other two options are also brilliant as well for MTL vaping.
I just wanted to show you what I’m using and why I got them. I tested a bunch – maybe six or seven tanks – and the one’s list below were the best by quite a margin.
1) The Kayfun Prime
2) The Cthulhu Hastur MTL
3) Innokin KROMA Kit (Best Vape Starter Kit For MTL Vapers)