10 Best MTL Vape Kits For 2022

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Hello and welcome to another righteous roundup of top-tier vaping tech! Today we here at MIST are going to be taking a close look at the real bread and butter of vaping; MTL vape kits otherwise known as the best mouth to lung vape kits.

MTL vape kits make up the largest share of the vaping market, and if you’re vaping while reading this there’s a reasonably good chance it’s what you’re using right now.

“MTL” means “mouth to lung,” and describes the means by which you inhale your vape; drawing it into the mouth like drinking through a straw and then taking it down to the lung with a subsequent sharp inhale – just like smoking a cigarette.

The alternative is “DTL” which means “direct to lung,” and is more like using an inhaler. This is a much flashier, cloudier style of vaping and not what we’ll be looking at today.

MTL vaping is extremely popular with those who are looking to quit smoking as it closely replicates the sensation of a cigarette and is the most likely method to satisfy not just your nicotine cravings but also the physical habit of inhalation, which patches and gum do not address but both which are equally important in combating a smoking habit.

But as previously mentioned there are a truly vast number of MTL vapes, and today we’re going to look through what we consider to be the 10 best available MTL vape kits for those either looking to quit smoking or those who are already vaping and are looking for an upgrade or backup unit.

With that out of the way, let’s jump into the MIST Top Ten MTL Vape Kits For 2022!

Best MTL Vape Kit Overall: Innokin T22 Pro

While each of these devices are fantastic choices for an MTL vaper, we’ve had to go with the Innokin T22 Pro as the Best MTL Vape Kit this season!

MIST's kit of the year is also the best MTL vape kit

The mammoth battery capacity tucked into a lightweight and comfortably gripped casing along with the simple refill method and user-friendly power adjustment function makes this a perfect choice for the newbie and seasoned vaper alike.

The T22 Pro is an excellent unit for anyone besides sub-ohm vapers, and provides extremely satisfying hits with every puff.

The 10 Best MTL Vape Kits are:

  1. Innokin T22 Pro
  2. Aspire Zelos Nano
  3. SMOK Stick N18
  4. Uwell Caliburn A2
  5. Voopoo Seal
  6. SMOK Acro
  7. Aspire Zelos 3
  8. Aspire Vilter
  9. Eleaf Iore
  10. Vaporesso XROS Mini

Note: The best vape MTL kits are listed in no particular order

1. Innokin T22 Pro

Score – 10/10

Innokin’s T22 Pro is a mouth to lung masterclass. Following up from extremely popular starter kits like the T18 II and the T22E, the T22 Pro provides long-lasting satisfaction along with user-friendly and durable design.

MIST's kit of the year is also the best MTL vape kit


Pros

  • Incredible battery life
  • Widely available coils

Cons

  • None!

Key Features:

  • Huge 3000mAh battery for days of vaping
  • Easy power adjustment
  • User-friendly and spill-free refill

The T22 Pro has an internal battery of 3000mAh, which is a frankly massive amount of power for an MTL kit. Considering that the T22 Pro’s maximum power output is only 13.5W, you’re often looking at sometimes up to 3-4 days without needing to plug it in.

And in the event you do run out of battery, the T22 Pro’s USB-C charging port ensures a rapid recharge. The device even features a dedicated power switch – a rarity in vaping – located on the base of the unit, so there’s no chance of accidentally having it switch on in your pocket, bag or purse.

The T22 Pro comes with the T18E Pro tank, which is pre-fitted with one of Innokin’s new M18 coils, which boasts an incredible depth of flavour and airflow. The tank can also fit Innokin’s long-running T18E coils too, and the kit comes with one of these included in the box.

The T22 Pro is one of the very best MTL starter kits currently available, boasting unbelievably battery longevity and easy refills thanks to the new sliding top fill design.

MIST price

£32.99

2. Aspire Zelos Nano

Score – 9.5/10

Aspire’s Zelos series has been a long-time favourite of those who like their MTL vapes built stylishly, and the Aspire Zelos Nano is no exception!

Aspire Zelos Nano is one of the best MTL vape kits


Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Simple power and airflow settings

Cons

  • Less versatile than Zelos 3

Key Features:

  • Lightweight and slimline
  • Surprisingly large 1600mAh battery in small frame
  • Five distinct airflow settings

Whereas the original Zelos mod was designed for versatility, the Zelos Nano decreases the battery mAh and wattage range to a reasonable level so as to shrink the device down to a more ergonomic scale. Most people using the Zelos were using it as an MTL device anyway, so most fans won’t notice the missing power.

The Zelos Nano has an internal battery capacity of 1600mAh, still more than enough to get you through a day or two of steady vaping. The device has a maximum wattage output of 15W, which is generally around what most MTL vapers will use.

The device also sees a number of upgrades from the previous iterations! The Zelos Nano now features USB-C charging, ensuring a rapid recharge in the event of a dead battery.

The Zelos Nano kit does away with the classic Nautilus tank to instead feature the new Zelos Nano Tank, built specifically for use with the Zelos Nano kit, though it still retains functionality with the classic Nautilus coil series. The new tank features five distinct airflow settings, giving you more choice over the size of your cloud.

The device also features Aspire’s new ASP chipset, which helps boost the flavour of your vape juice.

MIST price

£32.99

3. SMOK Stick N18

Score – 8.5/10

SMOK’s Stick N18 is a welcome return to traditional vape design for SMOK, who have spent the last few years absolutely dominating the pod vape scene and helping bring sub-ohm sensibilities to the otherwise reserved world of pod vaping.

The SMOK N18 Vape Kit is also one of the best MTL vape kits available.


Pros

  • Compatible with Nord and RPM coils
  • Multiple power settings

Cons

  • Proprietary tank

Key Features:

  • Simple power adjustment
  • Capable of fitting all Nord and RPM coils
  • Surprisingly large battery

With these victories under their belt they’ve returned to classic designs in the form of the Stick N18, however they’ve retained some design ethos from their time spent on the Nord and RPM pod lines.

The N18 is an AIO (all-in-one) unit, meaning the tank is proprietary and designed solely for use with the N18. The tank can fit any of the coils from the Nord and RPM lines, giving you a stunning range of use from an otherwise simple kit.

The SMOK Stick N18 features an internal battery capacity of 1300mAh, more than enough for a day or two’s use, and has five distinct power settings between 9W and 30W, giving you a very versatile degree of adjustment.

When equipped with a high resistance Nord noil and set to a low power setting, the SMOK Stick N18 becomes an extremely durable and long-lasting MTL vape kit which is certain to provide many satisfying, reliable hits of nicotine satisfaction.

MIST price

£24.99

4. Uwell Caliburn A2

Score – 7.5/10

Uwell first came to our attention with powerful sub-ohm tanks like the Nunchaku and the Valyrian series. So it was quite a surprise when they first released the original Caliburn, their initial foray into the world of MTL pod vapes.

Uwell Caliburn A2 pod satisfying hits of moderate vapour.


Pros

  • Auto-draw

Cons

  • No option to change coils

Key Features:

  • Auto-draw functionality
  • Liquid viewing window to help avoid dry burns
  • Charge from empty to full battery in 35 minutes

Since then they’ve gone on to make a serious name for themselves – the Caliburn and Caliburn G have provided thousands of vapers with tasty, satisfying hits of moderate vapour, stylishly designed and able to fit snugly into the pocket of even the tightest jeans in the land!

The Caliburn A2 continues this trend of pod vape goodness. Featuring an internal battery of 520mAh, the Caliburn A2 charges rapidly with the use of the included USB-C cable that can fully charge your dead unit within approximately 35 minutes!

The device also now features a useful vape juice window, so there’s far less chance of accidentally firing an empty pod and getting a nasty dry burn.

And similarly to the previous Caliburn units, the Caliburn A2 features optional draw activation, meaning you don’t have to press the firing button and can simply puff on the unit to activate it.

MIST price

£17.99

5. Voopoo Seal

Score – 8.5/10

The Voopoo Seal is an exciting new iteration of Voopoo’s pod vape line, continuing on from the massively successful DRAG and Argus lines. The Voopoo seal changes the exterior design, adding a comfortable and ergonomic rubber sheath to the exterior.

Voopoo Seal is one of the best MTL vape kits that has IP66 ingressions.


Pros

  • IP66 ingress protections

Cons

  • Less battery than other Voopoo pod vapes

Key Features:

  • IP66 ingress protections prevent damage from dust and rain
  • PnP coil compatibility makes it a good choice for both MTL and DTL vaping
  • Surprisingly lightweight considering the decent battery size

This rubber exterior provides the Voopoo Seal with IP66 ingress protection, making it rain and particle proof. The Voopoo Seal has an internal battery capacity of 1200mAh, a little lower than the other Voopoo pod vapes but this results in a far more lightweight and portable device.

The Voopoo Seal has a wattage range of 5-40W, and can fit any of the PnP coils so it’s a very versatile machine equally capable of MTL and DTL use, depending on which coil you use.

The device also features USB-C charging, meaning that it charges extremely rapidly and will rarely be out of use.

MIST price

£24.99

6. SMOK Acro

Score – 9/10

SMOK have spent a while now taking a break from their traditional boxy sub-ohm vapes to utterly dominate the pod vape market with their Nord and RPM ranges, providing unexpectedly powerful units that are relatively portable.

Acro Pod Kit in black colour


Pros

  • Slimline and lightweight

Cons

  • No option to change coils

Key Features:

  • Ultra-slimline design makes it suited for comfortable pocket travel
  • Clear display screen makes power adjustment simple
  • Disposable pods result in an easy, mess free coil changing method

The SMOK Acro is the very last word in portable MTL pod vapes. Incredibly slimline and lightweight, the SMOK Acro fits comfortably into even the tightest pair of jeans you own! This slim build results in a slightly smaller battery, but 1000mAh is still more than enough for most people’s daily usage.

The Acro has a wattage range of 5-25W, giving you the full spectrum of MTL power and utilises disposable pods pre-fitted with in-built 0.8ohm coils, making it a powerful but still distinctly MTL machine.

Charged extremely rapidly with USB-C charging, the SMOK Acro also features an optional auto-draw function, meaning that you don’t have to press the firing button to use it.

The SMOK Acro is one of the most comfortable and portable pod vapes we’ve ever encountered, and it’s sure to provide you with a great deal of user-friendly satisfaction.

MIST price

£24.99

7. Aspire Zelos 3

Score – 10/10

Aspire’s Zelos series has long been a versatile choice for both MTL and DTL vaping, and the Aspire Zelos 3 kit is the latest iteration in a much beloved line of vape kits!

Aspire Zelos 3 is a MTL vape kit that uses 1.8ohm coils to vape your way to MTL pleasure.


Pros

  • Extremely versatile
  • User-friendly

Cons

  • None!

Key Features:

  • Versatile device for both MTL and DTL use
  • Massive battery means all day vaping, no matter which style
  • Seven distinct airflow settings giving you total control over your vapour production

The battery has been seriously upgraded from 2500mAh to 3200mAh, giving you significantly more power to play with. The wattage output range has also been increased from 50W to 80W, so those of you out there looking for DTL options have plenty to work with.

However the Nautilus 3 tank is able to fit all units from both the Nautilus and Triton coil ranges, so you can continue using 1.8ohm coils to vape your way to MTL pleasure. The tank features a very secure sliding top fill design and a whopping SEVEN distinct airflow settings, giving you full control of how your vape operates.

The Zelos 3 even includes hitherto unheard of settings like a choice of how bright you want the display screen to be, a brand new feature!

And with the new USB-C charging port, you’ll never be without your vape for long. The Aspire Zelos 3 is a real game changer; a stunning amount of battery and power in an elegantly and robustly designed chassis, certain to provide you with endless satisfying puffs however you like to vape.

MIST price

£48.99

8. Aspire Vilter

Score – 8.5/10

The Aspire Vilter is an extremely unique and novel pod kit from Aspire, who until now haven’t dipped their toes into pod vaping all that much. But this maiden voyage has certainly made a splash!

The Aspire Vilter Kit offers a cigarette-esque experience.


Pros

  • Cigarette-esque experience

Cons

  • Small battery

Key Features:

  • User-friendly auto-draw function
  • Paper mouthpieces extremely reminiscent of cigarettes
  • Disposable pods for simple, mess-free coil changes

The Vilter features a 450mAh battery – not the largest but capable of extremely fast charging thanks to the USB-C port. The Vilter is entirely auto-draw based, so there’s no firing button to worry about.

One of the most interesting aspects of the Aspire Vilter is it’s optional paper mouthpieces. The kit comes with two, and packs of 10 are available. The tip is made of food-grade paper and PET plastic, and perfectly replicates the mouth feel of a cigarette filter.

This provides a previously-unknown degree of cigarette replication, making the Aspire Vilter the perfect starter kit for someone who has just come off cigarettes and isn’t yet comfortable with hard acrylic mouthpieces and pressing a button to vape.

The Aspire Vilter is a vape for smokers, and will surely help thousands leave cigarettes in the past where they belong.

MIST price

£12.99

9. Eleaf Iore

Score – 8/10

Eleaf are best known for their GS Air MTL tank and the iStick Power range of massive box mods with huge internal batteries. So when we first encountered the Iore we were rather confused.

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Pros

  • Auto-draw
  • AffordableUser-friendly

Cons

  • Small battery

Key Features:

  • Slim, lightweight build results in an extremely portable vape
  • Auto-draw makes for simple use
  • Pods boast approximately 3000 puffs before disposal

That confusion quickly turned into admiration however, once we realised just how effective a pod vape the Iore was. The Eleaf Iore has a 350mAh battery that you can fully charge in just 40 minutes with the use of the included USB-C cable.

Firing at 12W using disposable pods pre-fitted with 1.2ohm coils, it’s a definitively MTL device intended for cigarette-replacement use. The pods boast that you can expect around 3000 puffs from each before the coil degrades, so it’s certainly value for money.

The Iore features no firing button and is entirely draw-activated, making an ideal choice for recent smokers. Ultra-lightweight with a fantastically slim build, it’s portable satisfaction for as little as £9.99, making it a great choice for the budget conscious vaper.

MIST price

£9.99

10. Vaporesso XROS Mini

Score – 7.5/10

The Vaporesso XROS Mini is the latest version of the XROS, Vaporesso’s first foray into pod vaping. The XROS Mini features an internal battery capacity of 1000mAh and fires within a range of 11-16W, meaning it’s definitely intended solely for MTL use.

Vaporesso XROS Mini is of the top MTL vape kits.


Pros

  • Ergonomic design

Cons

  • No option to change coils

Key Features:

  • Ergonomic design fits comfortably in the hand
  • Stylish diamond grip pattern prevents drops
  • Simple refill method and leak-prevention aspects to the pod prevent messes

The XROS Mini is fully auto-draw, making it a wise choice for recent smokers looking for a similar sensation to cigarettes. The pods, available in both 0.8 and 1.2ohm variants, are fully disposable and save you the hassle of messy coil changes. Each pod features a comfortable duck-bill mouthpiece.

The battery can be fully charged via USB-C in less than 60 minutes, so you’ll rarely be stuck without your trusty vape! The device features a power indicator light with three coloured settings, so you’ll never be caught unawares by a low battery.

The XROS Mini features Vaporesso’s proprietary SSS anti-leaking design, ensuring a mess free experience when out and about. The device also boasts a sleek diamond batten grip design and ergonomic contours, so it’s never unwieldy when held.

MIST price

£14.99

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