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The Complete Guide to Mesh Coils

The Complete Guide to Mesh Coils


New vapers are often confronted by a monumental wall of new terms. However, these terms are all useful and necessary to know so that you can start tailoring your vaping experience to your personal preferences as soon as possible, and in turn get the most out of your device.

Let’s go over one of the most overlooked components of a vape: the coil. More specifically, mesh coils vs regular coils. What’s the difference between them? What are the advantages and disadvantages to each one? The good news is that mesh coils and regular coils are actually more similar than they are different and both coils essentially accomplish the same thing — vaporizing your ejuice. However, there are some differences between them as well. Let’s dive right in.

What is a Vape Coil?

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of regular coils versus meshed coils, it’s a good idea to understand what a vape coil is, and its role in converting your favorite e-juice to delicious clouds.

The coil is essentially a resistor that your battery mod passes current through to superheat vape juice into vapor. The thickness and material of the coil dictate the resistance of the coil through the laws of resistance – but let’s not bore ourselves with those too much.

The material, construction, and thickness of the coil all change the dynamics that a specific coil has. This means that there are several factors that determine how good a coil is for your specific goals.

Thankfully, there are great tanks available for both regular and mesh coils so, no matter which one you choose to use, you can still great an awesome vaping experience.

Regular Coils

Regular coils are lengths of wire coiled into a spring shape. There are many different types of regular coils, ranging from simple round wire coils, to coils that use multiple wires to create a single strand. One type of regular coil that you may have heard of is called a Clapton coil. This is where a thinner gauge wire is tightly wrapped around a thicker gauge core. If you’ve ever seen a guitar string, they are quite similar looking.

Regular coils have been around for years, meaning they are very accessible for vapers.

When it comes to vaping with regular coils, you’ll typically be vaping with either single or dual coils, but there are even tanks that use triple and quadruple coils out there.

Here are some of the pros and cons of regular coils.


More options available

E-liquid lasts longer than when using mesh coils

Warmer vape

Easy to build and install


Burn out faster

Can be inconsistent

Slower ramp-up

Can be heavier on battery

Arguably less flavorful than mesh coils

Mesh Coils

There are several differences between regular and meshed coils, but the most noticeable one is that a meshed coil isn’t usually in a coiled spring shape. They’re usually a super-thin sheet of wire mesh that is then bent over your wick.

Mesh coils by design have similar resistances to regular coils, but still heat up evenly. The meshing construction also means they ramp up (heat up) quicker, making them more responsive than regular coils.

Because mesh coils have a larger surface area of the coil that is in contact with the wick, they generally produce more vapor and better flavor than regular coils.

Let’s check out some of the other pros and cons when it comes to mesh coils.


Thick clouds

Excellent flavor (more surface area to vaporize ejuice)

Longer lifespan

Less dry hits (if installed correctly)


Too much vapor*

Heavy e-liquid consumption

More difficult to install correctly


What is the difference between regular and meshed coils?

The biggest difference between regular and mesh comes down to how they draw power from your mod and convert that electrical energy to vapor.

Mesh coils deliver a larger heating surface area to deliver larger clouds without the need for high wattage.

On the other hand, regular coils essentially brute force their way to big clouds. They compensate for smaller surface areas by increasing both the number of coils and the power input.

Do mesh coils hit harder?

In terms of throat hits, mesh coils will typically provide a smoother hit than regular coils. Single regular coils tend to offer a moderate hit. The intensity of a throat hit increases with the number of regular coils as well.

Mesh coils also tend to give a cooler vape, so if you prefer warmer vapor, multiple regular coils are the way to go.

Do mesh coils last longer than regular coils?

Mesh coils last longer than regular coils as a result of even heat distribution throughout the resistor.

Regular coils suffer as parts of the coils will be heated much more dramatically than others, causing them to burn out sooner. They’re also prone to hot spots.

Mesh coils also save your battery. They typically require less power than multiple regular coil configurations that dish out similar clouds.

The Best Mesh Coils

Manufactures are now focusing on mesh coils for mesh coil tanks. Some popular mesh coils are given below:

SMOK TFV12 Mesh Coils

SMOK TFV12 Prince Mesh Coil is focused on the power and getting you picture worthy clouds. It is made up off Kanthal. This is why it heats up quickly and evenly, producing massive clouds. Each SMOK Prince Mesh Coil comes in at 0.15 ohms and is rated for 40w-80w, but they vape best at 60w-70w. Having 100% organic Japanese cotton in each of these mesh coils means fast wicking and flavor for days.

Vaporesso GT Mesh Coils

The Vaporesso GT Mesh Coil is one of the most recent coils available in the market today. It is designed in a way that it is compatible with all versions of Vaporesso sub ohm tank. This coils increases flavor and vapor generation. It also distributes the heat evenly that improves vaping experience. The normal operating resistance level is 0.18ohm. And the wattage is ranging between 65W and 75W. Another good thing is that they don’t burn out after a few vapes. This is mainly due to the large surface area. Also the cotton used in them is organic and the best quality. That evenly distributes the e-juice.

ZOVOO Mesh Coils

ZOVOO’s Mesh Coil greatly improves the atomization performance of disposable vapes,solving the spitting and popping problems of the disposable vapes. The application of this technology also helps ZOVOO products to upgrade the taste experience of the vapers. Besides, ZOVOO team’s close attention to users’ sensory preference has made the product design closely pertain to scientific indicators, production standards and safety considerations. Mesh Coil has improved the performance in six matrix: sweetness, aroma, throat hit, satisfaction, coldness and fullness.

To Wrap Up

Mesh coils are an increasing trend in the world of vaping. They come with a slew of advantages over the tried and tested regular coils.

While regular coils are beautiful in their simplicity, they can require significantly more powerful devices to attain the desired clouds.

Meshed coils are a longer-lasting solution for anyone wanting to get tasty clouds at with less power involved. The biggest concern with meshed coils is their huge e-liquid consumption, and for some, the cooler, less-satisfying feel.

The best way to figure out which type of coil you prefer is by giving them a try!

Article&Photo sources: vape4ever.com, versedvaper.com, vapesuperstore.co.uk