Beginners Guide to Sub-Ohm Vaping: Here's how to get started

by Melissa Greenlaw on Aug 12, 2021

Beginners Guide to Sub-Ohm Vaping: Here's how to get started - 888 Vapour

Back in the early 2000s, vaping was a niche and limited market. Cigalikes were the only real option available to ex-smokers, but their unsatisfying nicotine hit and poor flavour delivery made them pretty unpopular. 

Thankfully, the industry has come a long way since then, with approximately 3.6 million vapers in the UK now enjoying an unlimited choice of flavours and more flexibility in vaping style than ever before. 

This brings us nicely onto Sub-Ohm vaping. If you’ve been vaping for a while and you’re keen to upgrade your vaping experience, now’s the perfect time to take the leap into the world of Sub-Ohm vaping. 

There’s a lot of jargon to sift through and it can be a little confusing to start with, but we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about getting started with Sub-Ohm vaping. 

What is Sub-Ohm Vaping? 

Sub-Ohm vaping, otherwise known as Sub-Ohming, is a style of vaping that uses low resistance coils and high-wattage devices to achieve big clouds of vapour with a much stronger flavour.  

Whilst most vape pens and starter kits use the traditional mouth-to-lung (MTL) style, which mimics the sensation of smoking cigarettes, Sub-Ohming uses a different style called direct-to-lung (DTL) vaping.

With DTL vaping, you inhale the vapour straight into your lungs rather than it lingering in your mouth, giving a more intense experience - especially for those who prefer a stronger throat hit!

What are the advantages of Sub-Ohm vaping?

Aside from having the ability to experience DTL vaping, there are lots of other benefits to Sub-Ohming that you just can’t achieve with your standard MTL kit.

Smoother, more intense flavour

Whilst good-quality high PG e-liquids serve up a powerful punch of flavour, they’re nothing in comparison to the high VG vape juices used with Sub-Ohm vaping. 

You can also explore a wider range of flavour profiles too. Desert, cereal and chocolate blends, like Cherry & Almond by Noatorious Cookie perform better with Sub-Ohm devices as these blends are much thicker, meaning they require a much higher temperature to really bring out their flavour. 

A satisfying lung hit

Something MTL vapers generally don’t experience is a particularly strong lung hit, so anyone looking for one will be pleased to hear that it’s something you’ll achieve with every draw when DTL vaping! 

More customisation and flexibility without sacrificing your nicotine hit

Aside from being able to enjoy thicker flavours, Sub-Ohm devices offer more flexibility in terms of mods, tanks and coils. There’s a huge range of kits out there to suit all tastes, and you can still achieve your ideal nicotine strength using shortfills and nic shots. 

Bigger and better vapour clouds

The most famous feature of Sub-Ohm vaping is by far the huge vapour clouds you’ll often see hobbyists competing over. Whilst that might not be something your colleagues would appreciate in the office, it makes for a really fun afternoon vaping in the sun or cloud-chasing in the comfort of your own home. 

How do I know if my vape is Sub-Ohm?

If your vape device has a coil with a resistance of less than 1.0 Ohm, then it’s technically suitable for Sub-Ohm vaping. They might not be the most powerful kit though, so there’s a few other things you’ll want to consider when investing in your first Sub-Ohm vape. 

The higher the power output, the better your Sub-Ohm experience, so look for something that can deliver a little more power. 

We’ve got a huge range of Sub-Ohm kits online for you to choose from! Take the Eleaf iStick Power 2, for example. Thanks to its powerful mod and all-day battery life, it’s a great device that’ll suit a wide variety of Sub-Ohm vapers. 

What e-liquid is best for Sub-Ohm vaping?

You’ve got the know-how and the hardware, now all you need is the juice. 

Your choice of e-liquid is just as important as your kit to ensure you have a mind-blowing experience. You’ll want to decrease the nicotine level and steer clear of nic salts – they just really don’t work when Sub-Ohm vaping. 

Typical MLT liquids use a 50VG/50PG ratio to achieve thinner vape juice and a strong throat hit. However, the most popular option for Sub-Ohm vaping is 70VG/30PG shortfills, as the higher-powered devices can vaporise thicker VG better. 

You can go as high as 100% VG if you’re after the biggest vapour cloud possible. But remember – the higher the VG, the more power required, and you’ll taste much less flavour. 

The Over The Border collection is perfect for both beginners and experienced users looking for big clouds and unbeatable flavour. They’re available in a 0mg 50ml shortfill, with space for one 10ml 18mg nicotine shot to create 60ml of 3mg strength e-liquid. 

So, that’s everything you need to start Sub-Ohm vaping. What are you waiting for? Get next day delivery on our huge range of devices, tanks, mods, coils and e-liquids! If you’d like a little more guidance before you take the plunge, just get in touch with our friendly customer service team who’ll be more than happy to help.

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