image of a mesh vape coil heated up

Mesh Coil Technology: A Brief History and Where We Stand Today

Mesh coils are nothing new, but it seems like every day, more and more vape devices, from disposables all the way to sub-ohm tanks, get new and improved versions that feature mesh coils. That’s why on today’s blog, we are highlighting mesh coils, retelling their history and how they came to be, and where we stand today. We’ll also include some vape devices we currently sell that use mesh coil technology so you can get real world examples of the type of coils which seem to be taking over the market. 

Table of Contents:

  1. What Are Mesh Coils Exactly?
  2. A Brief History of Mesh Coils
  3. Where We Stand Today With Mesh Coils
  4. Mesh Coil Advantages and Disadvantages
  5. eJuiceDB Vape Devices That Use Mesh Coils
  6. Conclusion

What Are Mesh Coils Exactly?

Let’s start by defining what mesh coils are: Regular coils are thin wires that are spun into a spiral shape with several circles. You can see a picture of a regular coil heated up in the picture below. Ideally, you would put the wick, which is soaked with vape juices, inside the spiral which when heated, will evaporate the vape juice and generate vapor.

picture of regular vape coil heated and burning

A mesh coil, on the other hand, is a thin strip of wire with holes. You can see a picture of a type of mesh coil below.

picture of mesh vape coil heated up

As you can see, the mesh coil looks almost like a chain link fence. Because of this, the surface area of the coil increases significantly, and whether it is standing upright or horizontally, like in the picture above, determines how much of the cotton, or wicking material, comes in contact with the mesh coil. This allows the coil to heat evenly, producing more flavor and vapor. 

A Brief History of Mesh Coils

Mesh coils were introduced with the Freemax Fireluke Mesh Tank, which made it accessible for sub-ohm or box mod owners to use mesh coil technology, a trend that other brands and manufacturers have since copied and continue to this day. But mesh coils were used before in vaping. Believe it or not, mesh coils were used as wicking material long before Japanese cotton and organic cotton were the standard. 

Mesh coils were an extremely important invention for vaping. Before they revolutionized vaping, manufacturers created tanks that had up to 12 individual wires (see the SMOK TFV12 Coils) and required a mod that produced 200 watts or higher. This was around the 2010s. 

What is genius about mesh coils is that they create more vapor and require less power (with some needing less than 100W to function), since their strip design powers up almost instantly, lowering ramp-up times and power needed, and also because they are able to be used in disposables, pod systems, and box mods. They also don’t produce spitback, and because the surface heats the wick more evenly, they even taste better. 

Where We Stand Today With Mesh Coils

Today you can find intricate designs of dual mesh coils and even triple mesh coils inside a vape tank. This feature creates powerful devices that require less power to operate but are big on flavor and clouds. And until a more efficient design is created, for now, mesh coils remain the best coil design in all of vaping. 

Mesh Coil Advantages and Disadvantages

While there are many advantages to mesh coils, they are not perfect. Below you will find a list of the advantages as well as the disadvantages that mesh coils have:

Mesh Coil Advantages:

  • Creates more intense flavors
  • More vapor production
  • Longer lasting coil life due to better heat distribution so that they burn less than regular coils
  • Less power needed 
  • Work with several different tanks since most companies use mesh coil

Mesh Coil Disadvantages:

  • Since it covers more surface area, it uses vape juice quicker, leading to more refilling
  • Don’t get hot, which means a cooler vape experience 
  • Produce more vapor, (depending on the device) so they are not ideal to stealth vape 
  • In some cases more expensive than regular coils

eJuiceDB Vape Devices That Use Mesh Coils

At eJuiceDB, we have several disposables, pod mods, and box mods that use mesh coils. Check out our top two options for mesh coil technology below:

Mesh Coil Pod Mod:

UWELL Caliburn G2 18W Vape Pod System


Shop now

Mesh Coil Box Mod:

Sigelei SnowWolf Zephyr Vape Kit


Shop now


Mesh coils remain to this day the best coil design that the vape industry has created. They are already in disposables, pod systems, box mods, and sub-ohm tanks, so we think mesh coils will remain as the industry standard when it comes to big clouds and intense flavor. As always, we invite you to check out our homepage where you will find the latest deals and discounts so you can save big on all your favorite vape products when shopping at eJuiceDB.

EjuiceDB articles and blogs are meant to entertain and educate. However, we are not medical professionals and do not intend to give medical advice through them. Furthermore, Vaping products and nicotine use are only meant for persons over the age of 21.

Children, breastfeeding and pregnant women, persons with risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or that take medications especially for depression or asthma should not use nicotine or vaping products. Always consult a licensed physician prior to use.

Back to blog