Best Drip Tips for Vapes: 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: April 7, 2021
Mig Vapor Stainless Steel/Acrylic Drip Tips
Seven color combinations
Work with 510 tanks
Acrylic and stainless steel build materials
Mig Vapor’s line of multi-colored, multi-functional drip tips comprises many different colors. There are seven different color comb...
Mig Vapor’s line of multi-colored, multi-functional drip tips comprises many different colors. There are seven different color combinations in total. They range in color from deep red with a black swirl to toffee green swirl.
The tips are all artist-designed and feature acrylic and stainless steel in their builds. The tips fit snug on many different types of tanks, and atomizers. They can go with any compatible 510-threaded tank. The drip tips also work with various Mig Vapor tanks, including the Sub-Herb and Black Sub-Herb tanks. They are not compatible though with the SR72 or Clear Fusion 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.
Honeycomb drip tips offer a stylish addition to any tank with its dimpled exterior. The holes do not go through the mouthpiece, but they are an eye-popping design accent for any vaper. These drip tips feature many different materials in their build.
They have a metallic exterior, with Delrin accents. They also comprise stainless steel and aluminum into their builds. There is a single, thicker-than-usual o-ring on the base for a comfortable and secure connection.
The wide bore opening of each mouthpiece ensures great cloud production. The mouthpiece can produce great hits, although they do not feature airflow control.
The Ming Vase drip tips take the shapely form of a vase to make vaping that much more comfortable. These mouthpieces come in seven different colors, including purple, blue and yellow. The mouthpieces fit comfortably in users’ mouths because of their tapered shape.
The top of the drip tip is a wide bore. Then it goes in and blows out at the end, making more room for better cloud production. The mouthpiece is perfect for anyone who enjoys using a hookah, as it has a similar shape to those drip tips.
Non-Stick drip tips have the same function as any product with “non-stick” in its name: it stays clean. Or, at least, they are easier to clean than other materials. The non-stick surface that surrounds the tip wipes clean. Even after prolonged use, buildup on the most used part of the mouthpiece stays hygienic.
The Teflon coating is what keeps the drip tip so free of residue. Teflon is the primary build material, with the single o-ring underneath to fit almost any tank head. The drip tip is available in three colors and stands at 7/8 inch.
The draw is not too airy, and the fit is ideal for most vapers.
Works with Kanger Aero Tanks
These new drip tips are designed for the purist in mind.
Kanger drip tips are made of stainless steel, for starters. This makes them durable and dependable. Even with them being made of stainless steel, they do not heat up.
510 threading gives a nice tight fit leading to a leak-free vape. It also has an O-ring for a more secure fit while still being easy enough to remove.
These drip tips work on all Kanger devices with 510 threading and can fit on other brand similar devices.
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 upon user preference, so make sure to do plenty of research on which drip tip is best for the individual.
The Blitz Cobra Resin 810 Drip Tip is great for users who want a unique and stylish drip tip that stands the test of time. Made of high-grade Resin, it is insanely durable. The material also makes it heat resistant for a comfortable vaping experience.
Perhaps the most enticing feature of the Blitz Cobra Resin 810 is the beautiful snakeskin design. It comes in different colors and a beautiful snakeskin pattern for users who want to unleash their wild side and express their individuality with their vape. The Blitz Cobra Resin 810 Drip Tip is super affordable, so be sure to give it a shot.
Doesn’t come in fun patterns, only different colors or frosted finishes
Wotofo’s Recurve 810 Drip Tip comes in a variety of different colors and gives users the option of picking the classic RDA resin construction or a drip tip made of Ultem. This wide bore drip tip is beautifully made and comes in a variety of different colors and finishes. Its materials are heat resistant, giving users a comfortable and pleasant vape experience.
It is universal and is compatible with any type of 810 atomizer. It is durable and strong- made for high power, sub-ohm vaping. The Wotofo Recurve 810 Drip Tip is great for vape users who want options for the material of their drip tip.
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, this 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.
Choosing the right drip tip
The most important part about finding the best drip tip for you is experience 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.
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: April 7, 2021
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.