Best Vape Cotton 2019
With so many vape cotton choices out there, it is really hard to make a decision regarding which one is the best.
There are 2 parts to this; some cottons are better than others, but part of that is simply preference. The other part is any “vape cotton” will work fine anyway and there is no wrong cotton. So with that said, personally I have used a lot of different vape cotton. I have used organic pads (Koh Gen Do), Demon Killer Organic Muscle Cotton, Cotton Bacon V2, Cotton Bacon Prime, Kendo Vape Cotton Gold Edition, Vapefly Firebolt Cotton, and Wotofo Cotton, etc.
So let’s go over the top 5 vape cotton types.
Best Vape Cotton – 1. Cotton Bacon Prime
Cotton Bacon Prime is the latest in their long line of cotton and a nice improvement after their V2 version. It’s extremely fluffy and easy to work with. It comes in a bag in strips, you cut off a piece of the strip then simply pull off the amount needed and put the rest back in the bag. Like all kinds of cotton, it takes some practice by eyeballing the right amount. So always go bigger as you can pull off more if you went too big and it’s easier to do that than to add more on. Outside of that though it absorbs e-juice really well, needs minimal fluffing (if any) and doesn’t have a break in period.
Best Vape Cotton – 2. Kendo Gold
My second favorite cotton to use. This cotton comes packaged very similar to Cotton Bacon Prime with the 1 main difference being instead of coming in strips, it comes in one long piece inside the bag. Outside of that though it has all the same strengths as Cotton Bacon Prime in that it’s easy to work with, really fluffy and requires minimal, if any fluffing, and wicks really well too. The only reason I put this below Cotton Bacon is that it’s a little harder to prime at first.
Best Vape Cotton – 3. Cotton Bacon V2
My third favorite cotton but this is where the drop off begins. It comes packaged the same as the Prime version but the difference is that it’s packed in a little tighter so it will need more fluffing and combing than the top 2. The break-in period is still very short but a little longer than the top 2 as well. Still with that said it is often very easy to find and cheaper than the Prime version or the Kendo Gold and was the best vape cotton on the market for many years so if you are looking to save a few bucks or see a good sale on it, it is well worth picking up a bag or 2.
Best Vape Cotton – 4. Organic Cotton Pads
My 4th favorite but honestly not a fan enough of it to use often these days. Some people swear by them though and the pros are that they are available everywhere and not just on vape sites and stores since it is a beauty product and not a vape product and it is extremely cheaper and the cheapest option on this list so makes a good choice if you are on a really tight budget.
There are a few brands out there and make sure to buy only the organic and non-bleached ones. The 2 popular brands are Koh Gen Do and Muji. They come in a pack of square pads and each pad is easily enough to wick 4-6 coils and can be purchased in packs of 60-200 pads usually. The cons are they are harder to work with and you will need to take a pad and cut it down to size. You need to eyeball it but over time it becomes easier with practice. After cutting it down to the size you need to peel off the top and bottom layers of the pad then you can thread it through your coil. It requires a good amount of fluffing and has a larger break-in period than the top 3 as well but once you get it going it works well.
Best Vape Cotton – 5. The Rest of the Bunch
Nothing here I would really recommend what I have used. The Demon Killer Muscle Cotton is a worse version of Cotton Bacon V2 and the same price and harder to find so not really sure why one would seek it out. The pre-made strips like the Vapefly and Wotofo ones are often over-packed and do not allow a lot of versatility. They are meant to be convenient but lose that when it is too fat for you coil to fit. They also have a larger break in period and require a good amount of fluffing to make work.
Overall, it is best to grab one of the top 2 or if you are on a budget number 3 and 4. Hope this list of best vape cotton can help you find the vape cotton that works best for you. If you have used better ones, please leave a comment below to let me know and I will try to use it and update this list soon. Thank you for reading.
I started vaping in late 2011 to quit chewing tobacco. Over the past few years I got a lot more into the hobby side and buying and collecting a lot of gear. Fed up with the lack of good fair reviews I decided to start doing reviews late 2016 and haven’t looked back. I enjoy providing people with technical reviews that are fair and unbiased and from a place of knowledge to help them spend their money wisely.