Top 5 Longest Lasting Vape Coils 2020
The best vape coils are the ones that do not cause your e-liquid to taste burnt. The goal of any vaper is to find a coil with a resistance level perfect for their vaping preferences and make sure it is compatible with their device. There are many factors that can go into finding the right vape coil for you, but luckily we have some great resources on this blog to help you out!
What Are Coils?
Coils are made up of cotton wrapped around a specific type of wire that heats up and produces vapour from the e-liquid soaked within the cotton.
Coils, atomizers, and atomizer heads can all be used synonymously, but there are differences. Their materials can range anywhere between nichrome to nickel. The important thing is that each achieves a different effect. Without getting swamped in details, this guide will help you match your vape coil to your desired experience.
What Coils Last the Longest?
Which coils last the longest sounds like a simple question, but it isn’t. We will try and make it easier.
There are thousands of coils on the market, some are good and some are really awful. What separates a good coil from a bad one is how long it takes to begin burning, it’s taste and it’s vapour production.
You can help your coil perform well. If you use your coil on a wattage that is higher than recommended by the manufacturer, then it is likely to begin burning. Also, if you want a coil with great flavour, you should buy one with more coil surface area, and finally if you want a coil with high vapour production, you need low coil resistance and a higher wattage range.
A coil with a long life span is one with quality cotton that soaks e-liquid efficiently, good coil surface area and a recommended wattage that has been chosen carefully to ensure this long life span.
Enough with the details, let’s get to the Top 5 Longest Lasting Coils of 2020.
1. Freemax Mesh Pro Coils
The Freemax Mesh Pro is a fantastic, sought after coil with a very respectable life span of around 2 – 3 weeks.
They come in a 3-pack and feature Freemax’s patented Wood Pulp Cotton wicking material and it’s multi layered mesh Kanthal coil design for improved taste, vapour production and life span. They come installed with a 0.2ohm double mesh head that handles 60 – 90 watts.
The new generation mesh material and structures that are found in the Freemax Mesh Pro coils were designed specifically for the Freemax Mesh Pro Tanks.
2. Uwell Valyrian Coils
Uwell Valyrian Coils have been created to bring out the best flavour and vapour production possible. It adopts a quad coil structure along side a wide hole for the base connection, making for a great coil with big airflow and tonnes of flavour.
The 0.15 ohm Valyrian A1 Kanthal Quad coils feature a whopping wattage range of 95-120 watts and you can purchase these in a pack of 2.
3. HorizonTech Falcon M2 Coils
HorizonTech have become a standard for reliable vape coils for a long time. The Falcon M2 Coils are no exception. It’s streamlined chassis design includes triple bottom airflow and it’s modern technology offers a state of the art vaping experience.
Rated at 0.16 ohms, with a recommended wattage of 70 – 80 watts. these coils are designed for the HorizonTech Falcon series tanks, paired with the respected tank offers great e-liquid capacity and easy usage.
4. Smok TFV8 Baby V2 A3 Coils
The Smok TFV8 V2 A3 Baby coils are compatiable with the TFV Mini V2 Tank. Using triple mesh cores to provide a large surface area. These coils are perfect for vapes who want to create clouds of flavourful vapour.
Rated at 0.15 ohms and has a recommended wattage of 80 – 130 watts.
5. Aspire Odan Coil 0.2 Mesh
The Aspire Odan Mesh coils feature incredible flavour, long lasting durability and innovative features.
It’s super efficient wicking materials include 80% linen cotton which is a high temperature resistant cotton resulting in a slower wicking rate. And 20% Organic Cotton, a fresh and natural cotton leading to a high e-liquid absorption and maintains a steady flow.
Ideally for the use between 50-60 watts, it is rated at 0.2 ohms and comes in a 3 pack – designed for use with the Aspire Odan (Mini) Tank.
The Odan coils and tank also offer innovative usage allowing you to remove the coil without a drop of juice leaking.
How to Prime Your Coil Properly
Priming is essential when you replace your coil. It ensures that the cotton inside has soaked with e-liquid and when the coil heats up, the cotton isn’t left dry and burned.
To prime your coil just follow these 4 simple steps:
- Drop a small amount of e-liquid through the holes at the top and on the side of the coil.
- Ensure the cotton inside is soaked through but not dripping.
- Install the coil and inhale several times through your vape with no power to draw the liquid through.
- Set your device to half the power you normally use and gradually increase over time.
Why Are my Coils Burning?
Coils sometimes burn quicker than advertised and this can come down to several reasons.
Firstly, on some occasions a coil that burns unreasonably fast could be a counterfeit product. Some manufacturers include a scratch check QR code you can scan so check the Manufacturers site. Avoid this by only purchasing from trusted retailers.
On the other hand, it may be down to the juice you are using. Sub ohm (Low Resistance) coils work best with High VG E-liquid. Where as low resistance or tight draw coils work best with either 50/50 or High PG E-liquid.
If you use the wrong type of juice, it can either leak if it’s high PG as it is a thinner substance, or if it’s thick it will not soak into the cotton properly and therefore the coil will burn faster.
Otherwise, using very sweet flavoured juices that are high in glucose tend to result in a smaller life span as glucose sticks to your coil, affects absorption and therefore leads to burning.
Finally, you may be using your device on a wattage that is too high for the coil, see the manufacturers recommended wattage and change accordingly.