It may not seem important, but providing your coil with the best cotton type can make a huge difference to your vaping experience.
You can buy factory-made cotton from stockists, but more seasoned vapers like to make their own coils. Using your own cotton also lets you reuse coils, as you simply remove the finished cotton and put a new one on your own.
Believe it or not, there are different types of cotton for sale and you want to get the best for your money. Ideally, you need thick cotton if you’re buying a generic brand, but you can buy cotton designed specifically for vape use.
In this article, I’ll give you five of the best.
At A Glance: Our Top Picks for Best Cotton for Vaping
If you’re in a hurry, you can jump straight into our top picks (these are cotton for vaping that most people buy).
- Wick ‘N’ Vape’s Cotton Bacon Top Pick
- Native Wicks’ Platinum Runner-up
- Coil Master’s Pro Cotton Runner-up
Top 5 Best Cotton for Vaping – Our Reviews:
1. Wick ‘N’ Vape’s Cotton Bacon
This is really the first cotton designed specifically for vaping, and it’s been on sale ever since vaping became popular over five years ago.
Wick ‘N’ Vape’s Cotton Bacon is grown in the United States and has dual fibers for ultimate heat resistance and liquid absorption. It really is a brilliant product and has earned its reputation as the best.
It gets its name from its shape, with the product coming in a resealable bag (perfect for travel) with 10 4” cotton strips. You simply cut the length you need and get going.
It’s completely organic and therefore has no cotton taste when you use it. I love this product, as do many, but its great reputation and long availability mean it’s one of the most expensive vape cotton and it’s definitely worth it.
- High quality
2. Native Wicks’ Platinum
Native Wicks’ Platinum is a great product with a market presence perhaps second only to Wick ‘N’ Vape.
It has an unusual tester, where it’s quite rigid but becomes very stringy once you pull it apart. It’s one of the quickest to use as the easily parted strands absorb liquid like you wouldn’t believe.
Its rigid shape is also good for bending and it’s easy to fit into any rebuildable mod, whatever your layout.
It’s incredibly absorbent too and its size grows massively when you drop liquid on it, so be careful when you use it.
This is a good thing, although it may take a few times to become accustomed to and will probably lead to a lot of waste. It is also more of a user issue but it’s worth noting, as it’s a commonly reported one.
- Very absorbent
- Great price
- Takes a while to get used to
3. Coil Master’s Pro Cotton
Coil Master’s Pro Cotton is a great product, known for its low price and longevity.
It’s a highly absorbent cotton that frequently draws comparisons to the aforementioned Cotton Bacon, but it comes at almost half the cost and is generally praised for soaking up more liquid and lasting even longer than supposedly the best cotton you can buy.
It comes from Indonesia and is made from 100% natural cotton, so you won’t need to worry about any additional chemicals or unwanted tastes when you vape with it.
The most frequent complaint it receives is with the cotton’s packaging. Many say that the cotton is hard to remove and gets caught in the resealable part at the top, but with my warning you should be okay.
- Super absorbent
- Natural ingredients
- Inconvenient packaging
4. UD’s Organic Cotton
This product comes from Japan and UD’s Organic Cotton features no bleaching, additional chemicals, etc. to guarantee a rich flavor suitable for all.
It costs around $5 for a pack and each pack comes with five rectangular pads of cotton. You simply rip away what you need and get vaping.
It has a long lifespan due to its natural characteristics and is designed for immediate usage.
It’s one of the most popular products, largely due to its high quality but also due to its packaging. It’s resealable so it is perfect for travel, and the rectangle pads make it a lot easier for the user to remove what they need without damaging the other sets.
- Pad layout is great
- Long lifespan
- Quite expensive
5. Kendo’s Gold Edition
This is an upgrade on their previous product, and Kendo’s Gold Edition vape cotton really delivers.
The product consists entirely of 100% natural Japanese cotton and promises the user an unbleached, tasteless, pesticide-free product that is optimized to give the best experience without breaking the bank.
The cotton comes in a 1m long strand in a resealable package, perfect for transportation. It’s the best layout for the user to measure how much they need, as they can thread it directly through their coil.
Admittedly, the cotton takes a little time to be fully absorbent, but once it’s going, it’s great. It pulls apart very easily, providing the quickest cotton changes out all the products on this list.
- Provides the quickest cotton turnover
- Entirely natural cotton makes it suitable for all, including vegetarians and vegans
- Takes a while to absorb the necessary amount of liquid
Changing your cotton saves you a fortune over swapping out your coil each time, and you can alter the cotton to provide the vaping experience you desire.
Nowadays, the vast majority of products come untreated with chemicals and are made of natural ingredients; so you won’t need to worry about any unwanted tastes or additions to your vaping experience.
Also, always remember to prime your vape coil, so you can be sure of no dry hits or popping while vaping.