When it comes to SMOK Nord coils, you have a few options. But what is the best option when it comes to SMOK Nord coils? Let’s investigate…
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The SMOK Nord might be getting on a bit but it is still a VERY popular vape. In fact, next to the SMOK NOVO, it is one of SMOK’s most popular products.
And this applies to the slightly newer SMOK Nord 2 as well – people really love these pod vapes!
But when it comes to coils for the SMOK Nord what are your best options?
SMOK Nord Coils
First, let’s take a look at ALL the coil options currently available for the SMOK Nord:
- 0.6ohm Mesh Coil (DTL)
- 1.4ohm Coil (MTL)
- 1.4ohm Ceramic (MTL)
Best SMOK Nord Coils
You have three distinct options – Mesh, Regular or Ceramic – when it comes to coils for the SMOK Nord.
But which is the best?
As someone that used a SMOK Nord for a solid 12-18 months, I have some pretty strong opinions on what the best coils for the SMOK Nord are.
I’ve listed all my current recommendations for the best SMOK Nord coils below (in order; so the worst of the lot is listed last).
Keep in mind, I probably used a few hundred of these coils in my time with the Nord, so these results are based on hundreds of hours’ worth of usage.
1.) SMOK Nord 0.6ohm Mesh Coil (DTL)
If you want the maximum flavor and best overall performance from your SMOK Nord, you’ll want to go with the 0.6ohm Mesh Coil (DTL).
Out of all of SMOK’s Nord coils, this one – over a period of 12 months – was the most consistent with respect to lifespan, flavor, and reliability.
It is designed for DTL, although it is a very restricted lung hit, not the type you get on a vape tank, but it will happily run Nic Salts juice and other types like slightly higher PG vape juice.
If you want care-free vaping, this is the coil option to go with.
2.) SMOK Nord 1.4ohm Coil (MTL)
Because the SMOK Nord is a pod vape and, because most pod vapes and pod vape users like to MTL vape, the 1.4ohm Coil (MTL) is an obvious choice to run in the SMOK Nord.
During my time with the Nord, I probably used the 1.4ohm Coil (MTL) around 75% of the time.
Like the 0.6ohm Mesh Coil (DTL), it is reliable, has a very impressive lifespan, and it delivers excellent flavor, as well as a pitch perfect MTL draw.
If you want to MTL vape on your Nord, this is the coil you should use.
3.) SMOK Nord 1.4ohm Ceramic (MTL)
The other MTL coil option in the SMOK Nord range is the 1.4ohm Ceramic (MTL). Here’s a word of advice: avoid this one LIKE THE PLAGUE.
I tried and persisted with multiple packs of these coils, chasing the promise of improved flavor, and all I got was dry hits.
To say this coil was bad would be offensive; it is worse than bad. I think I spent around $60 on these coils over the course of a year and not a single one of them EVER worked.
And when they did, the flavor was muted and tasteless.
For this reason, if you want to use nic salts vape juice – and you want to use high-strength stuff – I’d stick to the MTL 1.4ohm coil head.
Generally, I prefer the 0.6ohm mesh coils for the SMOK Nord – they deliver better flavor.
These are the ONLY nic salts vape juices we’re running in our SMOK NOVO pod vapes right now.
Best SMOK Nord Coil For Flavor
I’ve used all of SMOK’s standard coils for the Nord and my absolute favorite, after more than two years of using the device, is the 0.6ohm mesh coils.
- The 0.6ohm mesh coils deliver the best flavor, they last the longest, and you can use both 50/50 and nic salts vape juice in them.
- Oddly, I find the MTL coils the worst when it comes to flavor, notably the Ceramic ones – for some reason they just don’t seem to perform. And I’ve been through about 100 of them in my time.
- With the standard 1.4ohm MTL coil for the SMOK Nord, however, I get plenty of flavor and great longevity – anywhere from 7 to 12 days normally.
Want to make your SMOK Nord coils last longer? Use good quality vape juice – this is key.
You can find out current #1 recommendations below.
Best Nic Salts Juice For SMOK Nord
For flavor and overall lushness, you really cannot go wrong with Yami Vaper. Yami does a range of stunning award-winning Nic Salts vape juices. My personal favorite would be Taruto. But they’re all worth sampling.
- Yami Vapor Icy Trio – Icy Trio by Yami Vapor brings a refreshing and exhilarating experience to your palate. This vape juice is a blend of strawberry, kiwi, and lychee, perfectly balanced with a cool menthol finish. It’s like a burst of summer fruits with an icy kick that keeps you refreshed and satisfied.
- Yami Vapor Juusu – Juusu by Yami Vapor is an artful blend of crisp apples, sweet peaches, and Asian lychee. This juice delivers a balance between sweet and tart, offering a unique fruit medley that’s both exotic and familiar. It’s a crisp, clean vape that’s perfect for any time of day.
- Yami Vapor Taruto – Taruto is Yami Vapor’s tribute to one of the world’s most popular desserts. It’s a rich and creamy custard flavor, reminiscent of a Portuguese Egg Tart or a Japanese baked dessert. It’s sweet, creamy, and just a bit eggy, creating a complex and satisfying flavor profile that dessert lovers will adore.
Glas makes some of the best quality vape juice on the market. Its Butterscotch Reserve flavor is the best RY4 tobacco flavor I have ever tried. Period. Glas also does plenty of dessert and fruity flavors too, so there’s something for all palettes.
- Glas Basix Blueberry Cake – This e-liquid delivers a rich, sweet blueberry flavor mingled with a warm, moist vanilla cake. It’s a perfect celebration of dessert flavors, just like a slice of homemade blueberry cake in vape form.
- Glas Basix Banana Cream Pie – This vape juice tastes like a decadent, homemade banana cream pie. It offers the sweet, creamy taste of ripe bananas, fluffy whipped cream, and a subtle hint of savory graham cracker crust.
- Glas Basix Butterscotch Reserve – Butterscotch Reserve is a rich blend of butterscotch and caramel, with a hint of tobacco flavor. This is a sophisticated vape for those who enjoy a sweet yet robust flavor profile.
- Glas Basix Caribbean Punch – This e-liquid is a refreshing medley of peach, pineapple, strawberry, and apple. The combination creates a tropical flavor punch that takes your taste buds on a mini vacation.
- Glas Basix Cool Melon – Cool Melon combines the refreshing taste of juicy, ripe melon with a cool, invigorating menthol hit. It’s a perfectly balanced fruity-menthol vape that’s both sweet and refreshing.
- Glas Basix Crunch Berry – Crunch Berry offers a delightful mix of sweet, tangy berries and crunchy breakfast cereal. It’s a nostalgic flavor that will take you back to lazy Saturday mornings watching cartoons.
- Glas Basix Fizzy Lemonade – This e-liquid is a tantalizing mix of tart lemonade, a hint of pineapple, and a cooling menthol finish. It’s a refreshing, sparkling beverage in vape form that’s perfect for a hot summer day.
- Glas Basix Juicy Apple – Juicy Apple captures the essence of freshly picked apples. It offers a crisp, sweet and slightly tangy flavor that’s as refreshing as biting into a real apple.
- Glas Basix Mango Tango – Mango Tango is a tropical blend that features the king of fruits – the mango, accompanied by a hint of pineapple and a touch of blackcurrant. This exotic blend delivers a burst of tropical flavor in every puff.
- Glas Basix PBLS – PBLS stands for a delightful mix of your favorite fruity pebble cereal, smothered in a rich, sweet vanilla cream. It’s a perfect breakfast treat with a dessert twist that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Naked 100 E-Liquid
Naked 100 is a proper OG brand. It has been making juice for as long as I can remember – and I was around right at the beginning of the market. You have a HUGE range of flavors to choose from, ranging from exotic fruits to wicked menthol blends. We love Naked 100.
- NKD 100 Melon Kiwi – This vape juice is a beautiful blend of sweet melons and tart kiwi. The balance between the ripe, juicy melon and the tangy kiwi offers a fresh, vibrant flavor that is both sweet and slightly sour.
- NKD 100 American Patriots – American Patriots is a rich, full-bodied tobacco flavor. It provides a robust taste that is reminiscent of the classic red pack of analog cigarettes that so many people are familiar with. It’s a satisfying flavor for those who enjoy a traditional tobacco vape.
- NKD 100 Berry – This e-liquid combines the flavors of blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry to give you a complex berry flavor. It’s a sweet and tart mix that brings out the best of summer’s berries in a rich, satisfying vape.
- NKD 100 Cuban Blend – This is a full-flavored, Cuban-style tobacco blend. The rich and robust flavor is a nod to the robust, earthy notes of classic Cuban cigars, offering a deep, satisfying vape for tobacco enthusiasts.
- NKD 100 Apple Ice – Apple Ice is a mix of crisp, sweet apples and cooling menthol. It’s a refreshing vape that balances the sweetness of the apple with the cool, invigorating taste of menthol.
- NKD 100 Berries Ice – Berries Ice is a perfect blend of various berries with a refreshing menthol twist. It’s a cool, sweet and slightly tangy experience that is just as invigorating as it is flavorful.
- NKD 100 Peach Mango Ice – This e-liquid combines the juicy sweetness of peaches and mangoes with a cool menthol finish. The result is a tropical, fruity vape that’s both sweet and refreshing.
- NKD 100 Pineapple Ice – Pineapple Ice is a delightful mix of ripe, tropical pineapple with a cool menthol exhale. The tropical flavor of the pineapple is perfectly balanced by the icy menthol, creating a vape that is refreshing and full of flavor.
For straight-up sweet, moreish nic salts vape juice, Candy King is the MVP. It does a range of flavors based on popular candy flavors and it is a firm favorite of vapers all over the globe. I love its Hard Apple and Gush – they’re incredible.
- Candy King on Salt Gush – Gush from Candy King is a delightful mix of berries and fruits that flood your palate in a sweet, gushing flavor. This vape juice delivers a tangy explosion that mimics your favorite mixed fruit gummy candies.
- Candy King on Salt Hard Apple – Hard Apple by Candy King is a lip-smackingly sour green apple candy flavor. This vape juice brings a perfect balance between tart and sweet, closely resembling a hard apple candy in vape form.
- Candy King on Salt Pink Squares – Pink Squares offers the sweet and slightly tangy taste of your favorite pink square chewy candies. This e-liquid perfectly captures the satisfying taste of those chewy treats, making for an irresistible vape.
- Candy King on Salt Strawberry Rolls – This vape juice is a delightful take on the classic strawberry candy roll-ups. With its sweet and slightly tart strawberry flavor, Strawberry Rolls will bring a wave of nostalgia while satisfying your sweet tooth.
- Candy King on Salt Strawberry Watermelon Bubblegum – As the name suggests, this e-liquid brings together the flavors of ripe strawberries, juicy watermelon, and sweet bubblegum. It’s a complex, sweet vape that perfectly captures the essence of a fruity bubblegum.
- Candy King on Salt Worms – Worms by Candy King is a blend of multiple fruit flavors that are molded into a gummy worm candy. This e-liquid offers a sweet and sour taste that is reminiscent of the candy aisle’s favorite gummy worms.
Longest Lasting SMOK Nord Coil
I’ve been using the SMOK Nord, on and off, since around 2019 and in that time I have probably gone through hundreds of coils. As noted earlier, I have never had much luck with SMOK’s ceramic coils for the Nord – I just can’t seem to get them to play ball.
The ceramic SMOK Nord coils seem to fail a lot quicker than the standard coil and the mesh coil. Whether this is down to SMOK’s notorious QC issues or just my own bad luck remains to be seen. I am of the opinion, however, that it is something to do with how SMOK designs the coil.
For overall longevity, the coil that lasts the longest – in my experience – is either the 0.6ohm mesh coil or the standard 1.4ohm MTL coil. These are the coils I use most often and they are always usually pretty consistent with respect to performance and how long they last.
Best case scenario? You’re looking at 8-12 days between a change. If you get a dud batch, and this does happen, you’re looking at hours. And this sucks. Make sure you keep your receipts and ALWAYS pursue a refund when this happens.
Because when you’re dealing with SMOK coils, even its SMOK Nord coils, you do get the occasional dud batch. In my time with the device, I think I’ve had maybe seven or eight dud batches of SMOK Nord coils.
Best SMOK Nord Coil – Let’s Recap…
If you want to use high-strength nic salts in your SMOK Nord, anything above 35MG, stick with the 1.4ohm standard coil.
If you’re going to use 50/50 vape juice or nic salts juice that is 25MG in strength or lower, you’re fine with the 0.6ohm mesh coil.
I would advise you to AVOID the ceramic SMOK Nord coil like the plague; it is the worst for flavor, quality control, and performance.