Difference Between Flavor And Cloud Chasing Tanks

Cloud chasing vs. flavor chasing
Cloud chasing vs. flavor chasing

What matters more for you when it comes to vaping? Is it vapor production? Or are you more focused on flavor?

Is there a difference between tanks geared towards vapor production and flavor oriented tanks? If there is, what is it? Is it how they are made? Is it how they function that make them different from each other?

I asked myself these same questions and after a lot of thought I came up with this post I’m sharing with you.

Differences between flavor chasing and cloud chasing

For the most part, flavor and cloud chasing tanks are mostly similar; they work the same way and have the same functions.

There are mainly 2 differences between cloud chasing tanks and tanks that let out better flavor. These are air flow and resistance.

How air flow affects flavor and vapor

The biggest difference between the two is how “open” the air flow is. Tanks that were made to produce more vapor will have wide air holes. These take a little more effort, and was made for more forceful inhales or “lung hits.” Flavor tanks have smaller air holes which give it a “tighter” draw that is a lot more similar to the feel of smoking a cigarette.

The smaller air holes make it easier for the vaper to inhale. If you’ve tried vaping on wide air holes, you’ll instantly notice that a flush of air hits your mouth.  A tighter draw feels more natural gives the vaper to savor the flavor more. The downside to smaller air holes is the tighter the draw, the less vapor production.

Difference in ohms resistance

There’s also the difference between the two in terms of resistance. Flavor tanks have higher resistances at above 1 ohm at the least.

For cloud chasing tanks, the resistance is below 1 ohm hence the term “sub-ohm vaping.” The lower the resistance, the more powerful the heating becomes. This is why cloud chasing tanks are usually built strong and can stand high temperatures.

The downside is sub-ohm vaping will require you to use a special type of battery which is usually an 18650 battery. These are more powerful than the Energizers you see in the grocery aisle. It also drains your battery a lot faster. Higher resistance uses less power for heating.


Author: Mr. Long Drag

Former smoker turned vaper since 2013. I blog about questions that I and others might have about vaping. All I can say is it's a better alternative to cigarettes, nicotine gum, patches or medication, no matter what the Big Tobacco backed media says!


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