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Best Cotton for Vaping in 2021

Cotton Bacon Version 2.0 has been specifically formulated for vaping. They start with select U.S grown cotton fiber, then take it through a proprietary purification process to remove impurities, natural oils, and pesticides. Cotton Bacon is created in a state of the art facility to provide vapers with an easy to use 100% tasteless cotton wick. Simply pinch, tear, wick ‘n’ vape.

Cotton Bacon has been upgraded to the Cotton Bacon Version 2.0 for a purer and cleaner taste and vape! The organic Cotton Bacon in each V2 pack is even denser than before!​ The first cotton wick designed for Vapers by Vapers. Only safe, clean, and traceable cotton for your vaping pleasure!

Featuring large fibers for sub-ohm builds, minimal dry hits, and more capacity to deliver only the cleanest and purest flavor!

Wicks incredibly well, makes your Vape taste much better and lasts much longer than ordinary cotton Each bag of Cotton Bacon comes with 10 easily torn (bacon) strips to make it hassle-free. No boiling necessary, simply Pinch, Tear, Wick ‘N’ Vape!

Cotton Bacon was the original premium vaping wick and contains NO pesticides, chemicals, or natural oils. Extremely absorbent & heat resistant Each bag of Cotton Bacon contains 10 pieces of cotton and can wick up 80 atomizers Cotton Bacon is extremely clean, the only cotton wick that does not taste like cotton All Cotton Bacon is packed in a cleanroom in a sealed bag to keep your wicking material clean.

  • Medical Grade
  • 100% Japanese Organic Cotton
  • High Durability
  • Quick Absorption Rate
  • Packaged in a resealable travel sized Case for on the go.
  • Easy Separation

Saito Wire Vapors presents Perfection Wicks, a pure domestic medical-grade cotton utilized for vapors. Perfection Wick features strong durability while sustaining a fast absorption rate. The Saito Wire Vapors Perfection Wicks is perfect for rebuildable atomizers, rebuildable tank atomizers, bottom feeding atomizer.

  • 100% organic
  • No pesticides
  • Pure taste
  • Fast break-in time
  • High absorption ability
  • Not bleached
  • Made in Japan

All simple is brilliant! These Japanese organic cotton pads have been grown on the purest fields, clean from pesticides. They undergo zero bleaching, which is proved by the hardly visible black spots remained from the naturally dried cotton leaf.

Therefore, the presented pads are, perhaps, the cleanest and safest pure cotton pads in the world, famous as the best cotton for vaping. It’s hard to find material better as thanks to this unique planting method, the user receives the cleanest taste possible. Besides the clean taste, the users report great flavor, short break-in time and perfect wicking.

  • 100% Organic Cotton
  • 10g
  • Ten (10) 105mm Long Strips
  • Great Absorption Capability

Coilology presents Premium Quality Cotton, 10g of pre-cut strips of cotton strips for rebuildable atomizers. This container comes with 10 pieces of 105mm long cotton strips. These premium quality cotton strips are made of 100% organic cotton.

  • 100% Organic Pharmaceutical Grade American Cotton
  • 20 Pieces
  • Two Ready-To-Use Aglets Per Strip
  • Proper Cotton Amount To Fit 3mm ID Coil
  • Great Absorption Capability

COTN presents Threads, a truly American mage and manufactured natural cotton agleted product for easily wicking 3mm pre-built coils. The cotton manufactured to pharmacy-grade standards and is made bleach-free. Each pre-cut piece of cotton comes with two 11mm agleted sections.

The COTN cotton is designed to fit 3mm diameter pre-built performance coils. COTN Threads is perfect for rebuildable atomizers, rebuildable tank atomizers, bottom-feeding atomizers. Each COTN package comes in a resealable package to maintain quality.

Essential, though often overseen. That is the short truth about the importance of wicking material in the rebuildable tank atomizers. The proper choice of wick gives you pure flavor and taste, while the wrong can kill the whole pleasure of vaping.

Choosing the best wicking material takes time, but a few essential rules will help you cut down on time and money waste even if you aren’t savvy.

how to witck a coil imageWhy vape cotton matters?

The owners or RDAs and RDTAs have already tackled the issue with wrong materials and know how important it is to keep them right. The whole matter comes down to the construction: a wick contacts both with e-liquid and coils, or heating elements. One lousy choice and even the best atomizer will get down, and super-star vape juice will lag in taste and vapor.

Finding the golden mean

Many users get stuck between leaking and burbling on the one side and low vapor or even dry hit on the other. Still, not all of them trace the issues back to the amount, tightness, and density of the coil wick. Here are the cases to avoid when preparing the build:

1. Little wick material allowing for the cord loosening. That is the main reason for leaking. The coil is not enough to absorb all of the e-liquid, and the power of gravitation when left still will call the unblocked e-liquid out. If you happen to make a draw, you’ll squeeze more e-liquid than a coil can saturate and as a result, you’ll get an annoying burbling sound instead of the desired thick vapor.

2. Too much wick is a straight way to dry hits and burnt taste, as the e-liquid is not enough to saturate all the wick material, so vaping gradually downgrades to the good old smoking with the difference of having a piece of cotton instead of a petite of tobacco.

3.Loose wick. The loose cord brings about the burnt taste alongside with burbling.

The primary purpose of the latter lines is to show you how important it is to find a golden mean in the amount and quality of the material you plug into quite a pricey device like RDA.

vape cotton in coils imageCoil wicking for dummies

Although it is not the case will all the readers, the method of coil wicking is sometimes an enigma for experienced users as well. The main idea is to pull and wick tail in a way that you feel resistance as you naturally move the wick here and there.

It still should move slightly, but not loosely. The other key factor is the ruffled fleecy edges catering for better saturation. Ruffling the sides to the most possible extent will expand the saturation surface.

Since there isn’t a tried out and checked scenario of the best wick application, we recommended spending some trial and effort on experimenting. It gives you the assurance that you didn’t skip the smallest, but most crucial detail next time when you have an issue with your vape.

wicking material soacked with vape juice imageRegular cotton balls

The old-school vapers do remember the times when the regular cotton wicks were a persistent part of any vaper’s kit. They are now poorly advertised and even reported to possess health hazards. The main downside is their intended use.

Being designed either for sanitary or medical purposes the regular cotton has nothing to make it as safe as other materials of the food-grade level. The bleaching substances and chlorine traces are dangerous when heated and inhaling together with e-liquid. Therefore, it is better to go pro with the vaping adapted cotton.

Yet, issues are not over since the choice of cotton wicks grows every day. So, how to escape the downpour of online cotton wick sites and get excellent material?

We offer to generally overview the main types of wick cotton and then pick up a couple of great trademarks in the desired group.

The six types of cotton material best suited for vaping

Organic cotton balls

All that’s brilliant is simple, and that comes for organic cotton balls as well. They are void of dangerous additives since organic growers don’t utilize pesticides. They are cheap, easy to use, and have great flavor and vapor production quality. This is the choice never to let you fail.

Japanese organic cotton

Another name is the cotton for hardcore vapers, as it is incredibly unadulterated and straightforward in use. They sell it in pads and which makes it easy to manipulate with wicking.

Cotton Bacon

It is typically US cotton material, also known as the first one to be used for vaping and as the best material for vaping, as it is medical grade, undergoes a unique process of purification, and is structured in the long fibers that are perfect for vaping.

Kendo Cotton

It is another Japanese brand, famous for pesticide-purity, resistance to roasting, and pleasant flavor.

Drago Egyptian

The particular saturation doesn’t let these liquids a chance to burn quickly. That is what makes It stand out from the line of other materials. Still, many customers also love it for a pleasant, clean taste.

Native wicks

The best choice when such are supplied in the kit. They are shaped in roll adaptable to slice and be comfortably fit into the 3 mm coils even. They are fire-resistant, have long fibers, and come in comfortable packaging to take out in a case of need.

Useful Tip: use bottled water for boiling cotton to ensure zero chances of contact with dangerous chemicals.

wicking material in coilsConclusion

We hope this article was helpful and that you will have great vaping experience with the best available cotton wicks. For the purpose of experience sharing, we have also prepared our own digest of the best wick products and offer it for your reference.

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Cassy Williams
Vape enthusiast with 3 years of experience. Knows almost everything about vaping. Wants to share her expertise with Vape Habitat visitors. Vape collection - SMOK Stick Prince, Vandy Vape Pulse, SX Mini G Class Favorite flavors - VaporFi Joosylicious, Space Jam Astro, Wild Watermelon Lemonade


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  1. Japanese cotton is, indeed, the best cotton for vaping. I can’t just go back any other type of cotton as they all feel, kinda stiff. Not that they are bad or anything, it’s just that they are different and it’s not my cup of tea.

  2. It’s true that Japanese organic cotton is pretty much king but they can get expensive at times (when you buy a lot of them). They are called Japanese for a reason. Even still, they are worth every penny. The flavor and hit delivered is something out of this planet.

  3. Cotton wicking can get tricky if you are doing it for the first time but that’s just how it rolls (pun intended). I remember the times when normal cotton wicks were all the rage and there were no specialized ones. Takes me back.

  4. I generally try to avoid using unknown brands when it comes to cotton. I firmly believe that cotton for vape should be of a medical-grade at the very least. So much stuff is being processed through them. Besides, I love my vaping wicks to be symmetrical too, so for me, it is a must.

  5. For my money, traditional, rounded pads have the best vape cotton. The quality is there and they aren’t super expensive. Sure, you have to fold them to fit and for some, this could be a letdown. I, on the other hand, see it as a plus.

  6. I was using normal cotton pads and decided to give organic cotton vape pads a try. Suffice to say, I’m hooked. They are made with the sole purpose of making your life easier and they deliver the exact same result (duh!) as normal pads.

  7. My only gripe with specialized vape cotton is that they come in small quantities but other than that, I love them. You don’t have to waste time folding or cutting them all day, and the cotton itself is of high-quality, specially when we talk about Japanese ones.

  8. I’m more of a pen guy and all this vape wick stuff is pretty new to me. I was wondering if I should dive into this first or should I try something less complex. Any advice is highly appreciated.

  9. When I first tried to wick my coils I ended up wasting all of my pads. For me, pre-made cotton is a must. I just can’t handle these kinds of this with care.

  10. The more I think about it the more I want to try Japanese cotton. I’ve been using Geek vape organic cotton balls for what seems like an eternity. Is it really worth trying out something new or am I good with Geek?

  11. Where can I get these? I keep looking for Japanese ones and so far, to no luck. Can someone send me a link or something? I live in Austin, TX btw but can visit the surrounding states too so no problem if it’s a bit farther.

  12. Say whatever you want about Japanese cotton, it has zero chances against Egypt-based ones. The quality is just not the same and the time it takes to burn the liquids is significantly larger. The only issue Egyptian pads have is that they are hard to come by lately.

  13. My first experience with cotton was kinda bad. I almost roasted the whole thing to smitterings and it tasted, well, bad. But then I learned to use them correctly and you know what, there’s no way I’m shifting to something else.

  14. With more and more of my friends shifting away from cotton-based vape devices, I was wondering if these can change their minds. I mean, not that I worry much, it’s just sad to see that I am the only cotton lover. Also, Cassy, thanks for the guide.

  15. How long does a pack of vape cotton last? This is my biggest concern as I am always on the road and there is no way I will be able to buy them at any time. Oh, and is it hard to make them using traditional pads? That would at least give me some options. Any answers are appreciated!