8 of The Best Drip Tips for 2018
The popularity of vaping has continued to rise with one in ten Americans now vaping. With this rise, people have sought ways to elevate the experience.
Vaping enthusiasts customize their battery, cartridge, charger, coils, wire, and drip tips. Not sure where to start? Purchasing a custom drip tip is an affordable and easy way to begin customizing and elevating your vape experience.
We've gathered the most popular drip tips of 2018 to help get you started.
What Is a Drip Tip
Most people who vape are familiar with cartridges or cartomizers. Dripping is usually only done by experienced vapers who want to take their vaping to the next level.
A drip tip is a mouthpiece that you drip the liquid into. The liquid then flows through the center bore directly onto the heating coil in the atomizer.
Vape drip tips can be made out of stainless steel, glass, ceramic, or plastic. The shape, material, and length will affect the temperature of the vapor and the amount of cloud that can be produced.
You will find two standard sizes for dip tips, 510 and 810. Tips that are 510 are narrow. Tips that are 810 are going to be wide.
Top 8 Best Drip Tips
The trend for 2018 in drip tips is a wide bore and secondary airflow features. Pricing is comparable on most models, so it's really about what works best for you.
When looking at drip tips, it's important to keep in mind that narrow mouthpieces are going to concentrate the flavor. A wider mouthpiece will help you blow large vapor clouds.
If you are looking for a beautiful piece of art and great functionality, then glass is what you want. It is naturally heat resistant and considered the best by flavor purists.
Glass can be breakable, so you'll need to treat this drip tip with care. Look for a Pyrex drip tip for more durability.
Pyrex is the same type of glass that you'll find in cookware. This glass is treated to be temperature change resistant and durable.
For a more natural look, wood offers subtle beauty and heat resistance. You can find standard and wide bore options. The wood will have minimal impact on the flavor you are dripping.
Be sure to research the treatment and finish done to the wood. A poor finish will expose the wood to the heat and moisture of vaping. Beeswax is a popular material for treating the wood naturally.
Heat and moisture will cause the wood to swell, warp, and lose its shape. Eventually, the wood will splinter, which is not what you want when you are putting a drip tip to your lips.
Drip tips that are acrylic offer good heat resistance and come in a wide variety of shapes and colors. Still Chuck is considered the leader in this area by offering acrylic drip tips that range from super short to long and multiple colors.
There are three types of plastic you'll find drip tips made out of. Delrin, Teflon, and Ultem are brand names for the different variations of plastic.
If you practice high wattage vaping you should look at Teflon drip tips. They offer a high level of heat resistance. Teflon is the same nonstick material you find in cookware.
The tips also have a silky mouthfeel when you use them. You'll be able to find tips in a range of lengths and sizes, and a wide variety of colors.
Ultem has gained popularity over the last year for being heat, solvent, and flame resistant. You'll find the majority of them are dark yellow and a few black versions.
Delrin is the most common material you'll find for plastic drip tips. It is heat resistant and comes in a wide variety of color combinations.
Another natural material on the list, marble vape drip tips give you a unique and expensive look. They are usually wide bore, making them popular with the crowd who likes to make clouds.
They are limited in colors. You'll find that they have a stainless steel base for connection and the stone mouthpiece is mounted to the base.
6. Stainless Steel & Metals
Stainless steel is a heat conductor. This usually doesn't hinder them from being a great choice for every day drip vaping.
If you are planning on extended use you should be aware that the metal can get quite hot. Chubby Summit makes a wide selection of metal drip tips including titanium, copper, and stainless steel.
Look for a high-quality finish on the metal. Some have complained that lower quality metal drip tips have a metal taste to them that will affect flavor.
To combat the metal flavor you can also purchase a combination of materials. You can find metal drip tips with a plastic lining. You achieve the heat resistance of the plastic with the looks of the metal.
7. Carbon Fiber
You will often find carbon fiber with metal accents, giving them a tough, cool vibe. Carbon fiber will resist heat and is extremely lightweight.
8. Extra Airflow
Some drip tips will have extra holes in them throughout the body. You will find some styles have a honeycomb pattern.
Other styles will give you the ability to open and close the holes to adjust the level of airflow. The increased airflow boosts the level of cloud production.
Which Will You Choose?
If you are looking for a drip tip with a more natural feel, go for the wood or marble options. For the flavor purists, glass is the material of choice.
If you are a casual user or new to using drip tips, stainless steel is a great choice. The most affordable and colorful options are the acrylic and Teflon options.
You can also find a drip tip that combines materials giving you a truly unique experience and look. Look for one that combines metal and acrylic to help manage heat.
Start shopping for your next vape drip tip today.
- Blazed Vapes Staff