OK for those of you that have been using mesh coils for some time this article is probably not for you. However if you are one of many who are not sure what a Mesh coil is or why you should consider one then read on. Coils, the part of the e cig device that heats up to transform your e liquid into vapour, have radically changed since their first appearance. I remember being amazed when the new EGO C coil came out to replace the old EGO T burner. It was revolutionary at the time. Then we got the good old CE4 atty with the twin cotton strings that soaked the liquid and carried it up to the burner. The CE4 is still used today by some basic vapers as it’s a cheap disposable tank for mouth to lung vaping.
Today we have single, double, triple and quadruple coils of all sub ohm strengths. Typically all these coils work with a single kanthal (or other) wire that wraps around the cotton. This wire heats up the eliquid soaked cotton causing it to release vapour which we inhale. The more cotton, and the thicker the wire, the more power it can take and the greater the vapour it releases (something along those lines).
What Is A Mesh Coil & How Does It Work?
The Mesh coil, a more recent addition to the sub ohm coil culture, is simply a different type of heating apparatus. Instead of a single wire wrapping around the coil the Mesh coil uses a metal sheet (mesh sheet) with holes in it. This mesh sheet wraps around the whole of the cotton, and because it covers more of the surface of the cotton than a single wire does, when the mesh sheet is heated it heats more cotton which results in more vapour.
Why Should I Use A Mesh Coil?
The answer is you don’t need to use a mesh coil if you are satisfied with your current sub ohm tank and coils. If however, like me, you prefer to get the very best you can in terms of flavour and performance from your vape device then upgrading to a mesh coil is a no-brainer.
Pros Of Using A Mesh Coil
Below are some benefits a mesh coil can provide:
- It heats up faster than traditional sub ohm coils which means you don’t have to wait for that deep inhale.
- Even flavour and vapour creation caused by the utilising the whole of the cotton and not just parts where a single wire contacts.
- Lasts longer that traditional sub ohm coils because of it’s design. Single wire coils burn out easier due to small areas being continuously heated whereas a mesh coil distributes the heat evenly over a larger surface so don’t wear as quickly.
- Extends battery life due to requiring less power to perform high-end sub ohm vaping.
Cons Of Using A Mesh Coil
Are there any cons to using a mesh coil I hear you ask? Not really. The only downsides to using a mesh coil is that it is designed for direct to lung vaping so it’s not suitable for vapers who prefer mouth to ling. But as most sub ohm vapers use the direct to lung method of vaping anyway it’s not really a big issue.
The Top 9 Mesh Coil Sub Ohm Tanks in 2020
As the benefits of mesh coils take hold of the vaping market there are now a range of great mesh coil based tanks to choose from. These tanks have been created and designed with the mesh coil as their focus. Below are the top 9 mesh tanks for 2020:
1. Horizon Falcon 2
2. OFRF nexMesh
3. Horizon Falcon King
4. UWELL Valyrian II
5. Freemax Fireluke 2
6. Freemax Mesh Pro (Editors choice with triple mesh coil)
7. Uwell Crown 4 IV
8. Geekvape Zeus
9. SMOK TFV16