The 10 Best MTL Vapes Of 2023
If you′re looking for a vape kit that will deliver a cigarette-like vape, or a convenient and discreet everyday device, you can′t go wrong with an MTL (Mouth To Lung) vape kit. They produce a small amount of vapour for an inhale that feels similar to a cigarette, and they′re popular with all kinds of vapers – from beginner switchers who′ve just ditched tobacco (well done!) all the way up to advanced vapers looking for something simple and hassle-free.
The term “mouth-to-lung” describes the way you inhale using this type of vape – you inhale vapour into your mouth, and then into your lungs, just like thow you smoke a cigarette.
Refillable MTL vape kits are compatible with e-liquid that is 50% VG or high PG, and you can take your pick between freebase and nic salt vape juice. You can also choose prefilled pod kits, which require no refilling or coil changes. Prefilled pod vapes make good alternatives to disposable vapes as they′re just as convenient, yet cheaper and greener.
With so many options available, it can be a little difficult to decide which kit to go for – especially if you′ve never vaped before. With that in mind, we′ve put together this list of the best MTL vape kits in order to help you make your choice. For each, we′ve listed all the important features as well as spare parts, helping you compare the vapes at a glance.
Elf Bar Mate 500 Vape Kit
The Elf Bar Mate 500 pod vape kit has been one of our best-selling kits since it launched. This rechargeable Elf Bar is made by the creators of the popular Elf Bar disposable vapes, and it offers an easy-to-use alternative to disposables that′s a little greener and more budget friendly. This MTL kit couldn′t be simpler – just insert a pod and inhale to vape. When one pod has run out, it can be replaced with a new one.
Speaking of pods, within the Mate pods range you′ll find blends inspired by all the most popular Elf disposables, like Pink Lemonade, Spearmint and Pineapple Ice. For more freedom, you can pick up the refillate Mate pods, which allow you to select from our massive catalogue of 50% VG and high PG e-liquids. Very few vape kits offer this level of flexibility, securing the Mate 500 our top spot. No matter which pod you choose, you′ll experience discreet vapour production for an authentic MTL vape.
Vaporesso Xros 3 Vape Kit
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The Vaporesso Xros 3 is one of the latest in the popular Xros series of MTL kits. It features a built-in 1000mAh battery, which is large enough to last most vapers all day. You can select the setting that suits you best from button or inhale activation. Vaporesso′s innovative Pulse Mode means that the power to the coil is boosted throughout each puff, improving the taste of your e-liquid.
The Xros 3 kit uses Xros pods, which are available in a range of resistances from 0.6 Ohm to 1.2 Ohm. Lower resistances will provide an RDTL (Restricted Direct To Lung) inhale, while higher resistance options will provide a tighter MTL inhale. The pods can be easily refilled thanks to the top-filling design – no need to even remove the pod from the device. And when it comes to refilling, you can take your pick from our range of 50% VG or high PG vape juice.
Aspire Gotek X Vape Kit
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If you′re looking for an MTL device that′s really pocket-friendly, look no further than the Aspire Gotek X vape kit. This kit features a compact, squared body which houses a 650mAh battery that allows you to vape for longer between charges. The airflow slider on the side of the device means you can adjust how loose or restricted each puff feels.
The Aspire Gotek pods feature a built-in coil, so there are no messy coil changes to worry about. The 0.8 Ohm build creates a discreet amount of vapour for an MTL vape. The coils have a mesh design, which improves flavour by heating e-liquid fast. These pods work best with e-liquid that contains no more than 50% VG.
SKE Crystal Plus Pod Kit
The SKE Crystal Plus pod vape kit offers a simple alternative to disposable vapes. It′s made by SKE, the makers of the popular SKE Crystal Bar disposables, but has a prefilled pod design which is cheaper and more environmentally friendly than disposable vapes. It′s really easy to use, all you have to do is insert a pod and then inhale on the mouthpiece.
SKE Crystal Plus pods come in a wide range of punchy, bold flavours, including fruity blends like Lemon & Lime, soda flavours like Fire Brew and frosty fusions like Cherry Ice. Each pod is filled with 2ml of nic salt e-liquid and lasts for up to 600 puffs, just like the Crystal disposables. Whichever flavour you go for, you′ll experience the discreet vapour production of an MTL vape. Plus, they′re part of our 3 for £15 vape pods multibuy, making it easier to find a new favourite.
Geekvape Wenax M1 Vape Kit
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The Geekvape Wenax M1 vape kit weighs just 34g, about as much as a single AA battery, and features a classic vape pen shape. Inhale activation keeps things simple, as there are no buttons or settings. All you need to do is fill up your pod and inhale on the mouthpiece. This kit even comes with a free bottle of Club Juice or Large Salts, so you′ll have everything you need to get started.
The Wenax M1 pods can hold up to 2ml of e-liquid, and like other kits in this guide, work best with 50% VG or high PG vape juice. Refilling is easy thanks to the stopper-sealed side-fill port, and you can easily see when your e-liquid is running low as the pod is transparent. You can select from 0.8 Ohm and 1.2 Ohm resistances, allowing for looser or more restricted MTL inhales.
Voopoo Argus G Vape Kit
The Voopoo Argus G is a powerful and versatile MTL pod vape kit. The built-in 1000mAh battery will last most vapers all day, and when it needs to be recharged this can be done quickly with the included USB-C cable. Single-button operation keeps things simple, and allows you to lock the device for extra peace of mind.
When it comes to pods, you can pick between built-in coil pods with resistances of 0.7 Ohm or 1.2 Ohm, or empty pods which are compatible with Voopoo ITO coils. You may find the built-in coil pods a little more convenient, while the empty pods are more versatile thanks to the wide range of ITO coils. Whichever one you choose, you′ll experience improved flavour thanks to the coils′ mesh build.
Uwell Caliburn A3 Vape Kit
The Uwell Caliburn A3 kit is a customer favourite from the popular Caliburn range. The slim, pocket-friendly device houses a 520mAh battery, and thanks to USB-C fast charging it can be recharged in just 15 minutes. This vape kit features both inhale and button activation, allowing you to pick the style that suits you best, and the single button can also be used to lock the device.
Caliburn A3 pods feature a top-filling design and a 1.0 Ohm resistance, or you can go for the Caliburn A3S pods instead, which have a side-filling design and are available in resistances of 0.8 Ohm or 1.0 Ohm. All Caliburn pods allow for an MTL vape that produces a discreet amount of vapour.
Geekvape Sonder U Vape Kit
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The Geekvape Sonder U pod vape kit is an ideal choice for vapers of any experience level. Despite its small size and compact shape, it boasts a 1000mAh battery which is made to last all day. The buttonless design means that there are no settings or menus, all you have to do is inhale on the mouthpiece to vape.
Geekvape U pods feature built-in coils in resistances of 0.7 Ohm or 1.1 Ohm. Both of them produce a discreet amount of vapour for an MTL vape, and utilise a mesh design for boosted flavour. These pods work best when combined with 50% VG or high PG e-liquid.
Smok Novo 2C Vape Kit
The Smok Novo 2C vape kit is a simple option that′s especially popular with beginner vapers. The combination of inhale activation and a buttonless design make this a really simple MTL vape that feels familiar to use if you′re moving from cigarettes. The built-in 800mAh battery can support more vaping between charges.
The Novo 2C is compatible with Smok Novo 2 and Smok Novo 2X pods, which combine to offer you a wide range of resistance options from 0.8 Ohm to 1.4 Ohm. The pods feature a top-filling design which means you can top them up with e-liquid without removing them from the device, making this kit an ideal choice for on-the-go vaping.
Vaporesso Luxe X Vape Kit
Our final pick is the Vaporesso Luxe X vape kit. Now, out of the box, this is actually a RDTL/DTL vape kit, featuring pods with built-in coils. But what you may not know is that the kit can be combined with empty Luxe pods and high-resistance Vaporesso GTX coils to provide a discreet amount of vapour for an MTL inhale.
While this means this kit is a little more involved than others on this list, it′s worth it to make this powerful, versatile option work for you. It features a built-in 1500mAh battery which will last MTL vapers well over a full day, and an intelligent chipset that can automatically detect which coil you′ve chosen and output the best wattage. For even more versatility, you can also adjust the wattage yourself to find a level that suits your preferences.
And there you have it – our list of the top ten best MTL vapes. We hope we′ve helped you find your next vape kit. Still deciding? This is only a small selection of our vape kits, so make sure to check out the full range. You can use the filters on the page to sort by vaping type such as MTL or DTL, brand, features and vape kit type.
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