Best 510 and 810 Drip Tips: Ranking and Buyer’s Guides
Drip tips may be small in size but their significance in determining a great vape is outsized. Drip tips are the last piece of hardware that stands between a vaping device and a user’s lips and they are instrumental in making a vape more mouth-to-lung or direct-lung. The build material of drip tips is also important and makes a huge difference in determining vapor quality.
James BickfordUpdated: July 5, 2022
VooPoo MAAT Tank Wide Bore Drip Tip
810 wide bore drip tip
VooPoo MaaT Tank compatible
There is no better drip tip for deep mouth-to-lung hits than an 810, and they do not get better than these drip tips from VooPoo. They ar...
These 510 drip tips will add a little spice to any tank they go on. They are wide bore and made of silicone so that they are super soft and comfortable. They will not bump or cut teeth or lips since they are not made of metal or resin. Finally, they are available in 11 colors.
Some people do not like aluminum drip tips because they are hard and get hot easily. The hardness of these drip tips cannot be helped, but they are long, which prevents them from getting hot. Also, they are thin, which makes them perfect for mouth-to-lung tanks.
These gold-flake drip tips are a perfect addition to any tank and box mod setup. The base of the tips is compatible with any 510-threaded tank, which makes for easy attaching. They come in six different color combinations. The color options range from purple, black and blue to gold/tan.
There are gold flakes in the outer section of the mouthpiece, which is all resin. The base of each drip tip has a single, thick O-ring to make for a snug, secure connection. Users need only press-fit any of the drip tips into their tank.
The question on everyone’s mind is “so what is the difference between a 510 drip tip and an 810 drip tip?”. The simple answer is that an 810 drip tip is shorter and wider than a 510 drip tip. 810 drip tips are typically used with more powerful mods and have a wider base.
Ultimately, which drip tip to use is based on user preference, so make sure to do plenty of research on which drip tip is best for the individual.
There is no better drip tip for deep mouth-to-lung hits than an 810, and they do not get better than these drip tips from VooPoo. They are comfortable and attach securely to almost any 810 compatible tank. Furthermore, they are selling for affordable prices.
These drip tips are similar to the cobra-style drip tips mentioned above. They are compatible with all TFV tanks, but the only difference is that they have a honeycomb pattern instead of a cobra pattern. But they still come in many of the same colors, like blue, red, and black, and they provide solid direct-to-lung hits.
These 810 drip tips are designed to be used with TFV tanks. These include the TFV8, 12, Prince, and the Big Baby Tank. Two o-rings keep the drip tip firmly in place so that it does not fall out.
Additionally, they have snakeskin contours on the surface and are available in multiple colors. Choose between teal, black, purple, and several more. These designs and colors make it look great with almost any mod or tank.
As explained briefly above, drip tips allow much easier and quicker re-priming of an atomizer for vaporizing. Acting as a gateway to the core of the atomizer, drip tips allow you to drip liquids directly onto the coils without pulling your device apart. Once you’ve progressed towards a higher level of vaping, you’ll notice your liquids are vaping a lot quicker. Constantly having to re-fill and re-prime your device, is what a drip tip stops.
Types of drip tips
There are many different types of drip tips, changing depending on color, size, material, and much more. Typically drip tips are crafted using: plastic, metal, glass, acrylic, stone, wood, or a hybrid collection. Each of these materials has its own specialties and provides a different experience to the world of drip tip vaping.
510 Drip Tips vs. 810 Drip Tips
There are a few differences between these drip tips. 810 drip tips are broader and sturdier because they have a thicker base. They do a better job of facilitating the flow of air, which makes them best suited for rebuildable atomizers and modern sub-ohm tanks that run at high wattages.
510 drip tips also do an excellent job with airflow, but they are better suited for smaller vapes that run on lower wattages.
Choosing the right drip tip
The most important part about finding the best drip tip for you is experienced and knowing what you need. Understandably, this could be the first time you’re buying a drip tip, so don’t be afraid to shop around and get a taste of what all the different materials and designs are like. When looking for a drip tip, typically you want to go for stainless steel or metal materials; they are a lot stronger and provide a much cleaner taste when vaping. Hybrids between metal and glass are also quite common.
Here are some of the most important things you’ll ask yourself when getting a drip tip:
How often will you be vaping? If you need a device that will last a long time through long sessions, then go for a strong material, such as metal, glass, acrylic, or stone. I’d advise staying away from plastic, but more on this will come later.
This is probably the most important part of your drip tip. Having a wider drip tip will allow more vapor to come through, but it shouldn’t be too wide. Find the balance and get a drip tip that’s of the perfect size for you. You’ll want to consider that you’ll be placing your lips on the drip tip, but also dripping liquid through it.
Drip tips, much the same as atomizers have a pretty universal connection at the base, this is known as the 510 connectors; sharing the same name as the atomizer connection also. Although this is pretty much the normal connection for all drip tips now, you’ll want to double check and make sure your drip tip is 510.
Safety and Maintenance
Towards the first sightings of drip tips it was common to see plastic tips, it’s advised to stay away from them. As you can assume, not all the plastics do really work too well around high temperatures, although not as common for smaller devices you can find your tips heating up quite considerably when using other prolonged durations of time. Having a non-temperature resistance plastic tip could result in it becoming disfigured or begin to melt.
Clean your tip
As an experienced vapor, I’m sure you’ve had your fair share of spitting juices. Other time, the liquid that spits into your tip will gather on the sides, it’s advised to clean it off and keep your tip well maintained as much as possible. Keeping a clean and well-maintained tip will ultimately make a much better vaping experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Drip Tips Affect Flavor?
Yes, they can. 510 drip tips can work better with sweeter nicotine liquids because the tightness of the draw helps to bring out the sweet flavor. Supposedly this is because the airflow is directed to the center of the tongue, where the taste buds can better detect sweetness.
Wider 810 drip tips do a better job of vaping sweet and sour flavors because the taste buds on the edge of the tongue better taste those flavors.
Are Vape Drip Tips Universal?
Yes, 510 and 810 drip tips are universal, but an 810 drip tip cannot fit in a hole designed for a 510 drip tip or vice versa.
Now you’ve got a nice list of drip tips, along with some pretty handy information to help you get started, or upgrade you to the next drip tip level. As with anything, practice and experience are the best answers. Make sure you try a few different tips, the vaping industry is constantly changing with new devices being released every day. So the best drip tip today may not be the best one tomorrow.
Published: November 30, 2017Updated: July 5, 2022
My way of understanding the significance of vaping came not only through the disruption of smoking but its effects on society as a whole. Now I bring people to vaping and bring vaping to people. I love using new gear, writing in-depth reviews and generally nerding out about vaping to like-minded people.