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Top 5 Best Mouth-To-Lung Tanks

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In this article we’re going to share the top 5 best mouth-to-lung clearomizer tanks, as well as providing some vital information about these specific tanks.  In addition, we want you to know exactly what a mouth-to-lung (MTL) tank is, how they’re different from other tanks, and what features to look for in them.  This is a very in-depth article about mouth-to-lung tanks, so we ask that after reading this first page that you view the following pages to view the rest of the content.

What Is A Mouth-To-Lung Tank

Mouth To Lung VapingA mouth-to-lung tank is a tank that was designed specifically for those vapers that takes a draw from their tank and allows the vapor to first rest in their mouth until they’ve pulled in the desired amount — in this particular case, we’re going to be talking about MTL Clearomizer Tanks.  Once the user has inhaled the desired amount, they then complete the draw by inhaling the vapor into their lungs.  The type of vapers that vape this way are called MTL vapers, because they first pull the vapor into their mouth and then into their lungs, rather than doing a Direct-Lung (DL) draw.

What Is A Direct-Lung Tank

Direct Lung VapingA direct-lung tank is a type of clearomizer that was designed specifically for those vapers that takes a draw from their tank and as they’re doing this, the vapor immediately travels directly to their lungs, bypassing the step where vapor rests in the mouth.  There are tanks designed with an unrestricted airflow, allowing the air to travel freely and at a quicker pace.  With the free-flowing airway, users can easily pull in larger amounts of vapor, quicker, and more easily than other tanks on the market, such as mouth-to-lungs tanks.

Mouth-To-Lung Versus Direct-Lung

Typically a new vaper starts out being a mouth-to-lung vaper due to the way we’re naturally used to taking a draw from a traditional cigarette.  In order for the mouth-to-lung experience to be satisfying, the tank has to have a restricted airflow, meaning there has to be some resistance in place so that the user can create enough suction to generate an ample amount of vapor.  As you would expect, MTL vapers generate far less vapor production due to the restricted airflow, but since the vapor is so condensed, the flavor is phenomenal and provides a great experience.

When vapers want an increase in vapor production or they’ve moved on to more commonly used tanks, such as direct-lung tanks with unrestricted airflow, they receive a much different experience.  Since the airflow isn’t being restricted or limited in any way, the vapor is vaporized and extracted from the coil system at a quicker pace.  When the vapor can be extracted quicker it gives the user the ability to generate more vapor within the same amount of time as something like a mouth-to-lung tank.  A decrease in coil resistance, and an increase in power is also commonly used with direct-lung tanks to enhance the flavor and vapor production.

Mouth-To-Lung and Direct-Lung Vaping

Blake Brown
Blake Brown

Blake is the owner and creator of the Guide To Vaping blog. He has expressed his passion for the vaping industry through his deeply rooted and highly informative content. Being a writer and content provider for the vaping industry for year's, Blake has also gained experience from working with multiple blogs and well respected companies.

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  1. I vaped to quit dipping. Has worked well. Should I equalize pg/vg for smoother hits or leave my pg 0 and vg 100%

  2. I seriously wonder, do you even MTL? Those tanks you mentioned are far from the best, okay maybe nautilus X is one of the better ones, but still, you failed to mention kayfun or rose, let alone the boutique vape such as kabuki. MTL is so much more than what you wrote here. I’m an exclusive MTL vapers for 4 years, and i disagree with this article.

    • I agree for the most part on your take on this article. I had gone to DL about four years ago and now heading back to MTL with the new nic salts out there. The Rose is still my number one tank, but I will say…their number two tank is actually an Innokin knock off…the T18…and the Innokin T18 is an awesome Vape. Their number one? Sucks unless you are a fan of gurgling. It’s a Joyetech Cubis Pro, also knocked off by VaporFi…a rediculous price for a knock off considering…well, read my take on this whole article if you really want the low down. Otherwise, I agree…bogus choices even IF it was over a year ago.

    • For sure the Nautilus mini and the ultimate KAYFUN 5

    • Ive been hunting down all possible MTL tanks out there for years now and this list is absolute crap, the only one you got right is the nautilus which is up there but not the X and the rest on the list is just not even close. start looking at Squape, Rose, Kayfun’s, Expromizers, Pico’s thats MTL for you.

    • Now, just because you personally don’t agree with this article doesn’t actually mean that your opinion is the right one. Does it? I appreciate your feedback though.

    • agreed, he didn0t know the fuck he wrote at all

      • I know exactly what I wrote. In fact, this article is based off of research I did throughout the vaping community, finding out what tanks MTL users prefer most. The list you see in this article is a result of that research, which included a whole list of MTL users agreeing on these products.

        • why you pretentious little prick! this article is more about you than it’s supposed subject matter!

        • Calm your tits! If you argue with the choices I picked for this list, then argue with half of the MTL users on Reddit and other sites, as this list comes from research on what users enjoy most. Rebuildables weren’t chosen to be on this list. And, there’s nothing about me at all – I’m not an MTL user. So, uh, yea. Why would you let an article get you this mad? lol

  3. I personally LOVE the Kanger Toptank Mini! The coils last such a long time and I vape around 35 watts and it holds alot so I don’t have to fill it every couple of hours.I am a MTL vapor and I want flavor not vapor. I had problems with this tank initially leaking alot until I went to a local vape shop and they told me not to tighten the coils so much and I also fill the tank when changing a coil and let it sit in a small container overnight with the air flow open all of the way that way I can see leaks before putting it on my mod. Since I started doing this I haven’t had a tank leak on a mod overnight! So happy now!!! I also have a Crown 2 that is a so called DL but by restricting the airflow and using the .8 coils, it does great as a MTL tank! I wish I could find a tank that holds over 6mls and is 22mm! I HATE filling tanks and I don’t know why they don’t make them bigger as I can’t be the only person who wants a large capacity tank for the smaller mods. Sorry I rambled on lol!

  4. I have to agree with a comment made earlier…not an accurate article. It’s biased to say the least. I will start by saying that if someone will spend the money at VaporFi for their product, I have a knock off Ford Escort I will sell you for twice the actual is worth! Why? Why would someone steer a vaper to over priced product when this someone says he is experienced and knows what he is talking about? The number one choice on list is actually a Cubis Pro that you can now buy for half that price and get an authentic. The number two I assume is an Innokin T18…only one from VaporFi that’s good and close to the price of the original from Innokin. Though it won’t be admitted, I am experienced enough…8years worth…to assume VaporFi supports this blog. Otherwise, these two tanks wouldn’t even be in the top 50. If you don’t like to build, and want basic and good, go for the Innokin T18. I have it and it’s awesome on the flavor side, and the Nautilus Mini is still number one in my book. If you like to build and have some experience, the Rose V2 and V3 are awesome tanks, and if you would pay $30 for the number one tank on this bogus list, you’d pay the price for an authentic Rose. Otherwise, one can find a quality clone for less than $25 and the SXK and Infinite versions are pretty good. Oh, by the way, if you are looking at VaporFi for a mod, you can pick up one of their Vox 150 watt for almost two to three times more that what it’s copied from or at least is mimicked…Aspire NX or EVO series mods. Sorry, but as soon as VaporFi made the number one and two spot, I knew this would be bogus and money inspired.

    • The list wasn’t created from my use with the products, it was created from research. These are the products that were favored by a good number of MTL vapers. I did replace I believe the T18 with a similar VaporFi product, yes a knock off. I did this for two reasons, one because I trust them (have done business with them on several occasions, and two, it’s an affiliate. It’s basically the same product. Anytime I push out articles based on products, I, of course, will link to an affiliate I deal with. This is how I’m able to continue writing articles and helping information full time. If you feel there is a better list you can come up with, share it with me and I’ll add to this article and let people that read this blog know was our reads think is a good list. (btw, this list was made in no particular order)

      • I learned a long time ago, if your not doing it like they are doing it you are doing it wrong. Because you didn’t list the ones they think should be listed then you are wrong. It doesn’t matter that you polled 1000 people asking what MTL they use, you are wrong because you didn’t list the ones they like best. It’s sort of like Apple vs Android, requardless of how you write it the other side of the argument is going whinge about it.

        • I couldn’t agree with you more, Mick. I too learned long ago that those who disagree or have something bad to say about something will comment freely, it’s the ones that agree and have positive thoughts that won’t. I’m not an MTL user, so if I create a post based on it, it could only be the result of research and that’s what I did. I’m sure there are 1000’s of people who will disagree with the list, but on the other hand, I know for a fact there are 1000’s who agree with it also.

  5. I can’t speak for the others, but the Aspire Nautilus BVC (5ml) is a leaky, gurgley, hunk of junk. Even the highest airflow setting is too tight. I’ve tried everything short of witchcraft to avoid flooding…better try witchcraft…

  6. I’m new to vaping and went out and bought a kanger spider mod .I didn’t know about mouth to lung and direct lung tanks .I like mouth to lung is there anyway I can change my spider mod over to a mouth to lung instead of direct lung hits?

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