A Complete Guide To Sub-OHM Vaping

A complete guide to sub-ohm vaping - Cloudstix

Stepping into the world of sub-ohm vaping? Here’s everything we think you should know.

Like many other terms in the vaping realm, you may well have heard of sub-ohm before.

But what exactly is it?

If you’re wanting to step up into new territory from your old mouth-to-lung vape kit, then sub-ohm vaping, in our opinion, is definitely the way to go.

It might all seem a bit daunting, especially if you have no idea where to start, which is why in this post, the experts at Cloudstix take a deep dive into the world of sub-ohm vaping.

What is sub-ohm vaping?

Back in the early days of vaping, options were pretty limited.

There were a couple of poor-quality cig-a-likes to choose from, which delivered minimal flavour, low hits of nicotine, and next to no vapour.

Since then, vaping and e-cigarettes have advanced in leaps and bounds – with plenty of different options, like sub-ohm vaping, now available.

Sub-ohm is simply a style of vaping, characterised by large vapour clouds and a huge amount of flavour from your juice.

To achieve this, you’ll need a special device that delivers a higher wattage, and a coil with a resistance of below 1.0ohm.

The physical way that you vape is also different with sub-ohm vaping, requiring a different style of inhalation.

Vapers using this style use a technique called DL (Direct Lung), which means breathing the vapour straight into your lungs.

Why should I do it?

Vapers choose sub-ohm vaping for many reasons, but the main benefits it offers include:

  • Bigger vapour clouds

Sub-ohm vaping will generate much bigger, thicker, and denser clouds of vapour than other styles of vaping – making it the go-to choice if you’re a cloud chaser with a soft spot for high VG vape juices.

  • More intense e-liquid flavour

High-resistance coils and low-power devices are essentially there to provide a similar sensation to smoking, meaning the main focus is the throat hit they provide.

On the other hand, one of the main attractions of sub-ohm vaping is the intense flavour you can pull from your favourite e-liquids.

The enhanced flavours happen because each draw you take vaporises more liquid, which results in a more concentrated and therefore stronger flavour.

  • Smoother vape

When sub-ohm vaping, you’ll use a lower nicotine strength, high-VG liquid, so that the hit is smooth and not too intense, and you can produce bigger and thicker vapour clouds.

Is it safe?


When done correctly, sub-ohm vaping is perfectly safe. However, because you’ll be using a higher-powered device with lower-resistance coils, there are a few things you should be wary of.

Lots of vapers like to sub-ohm with a mechanical mod, which is essentially a tube that holds a battery and delivers power to your coil with no internal regulation.

If you don’t know much about ohms-law or battery safety, this is the riskiest way to use this technique, so it’s important to do your research.

The safest way to sub-ohm vape is to use a device with safety features already built in.

Purchase top-quality sub-ohm vape devices from Cloudstix

Here at Cloudstix, we stock a vast selection of vape products that are absolutely perfect for sub-ohm vaping.

From high-quality e-cig kits to the most delicious e-liquids, we supply only the best products to our customers from some of the most renowned brands in the UK vape industry – and at some of the most competitive prices, too!

What’s not to love?

If you have any further questions about sub-ohm vaping, or you’d like to know more about our products, be sure to get in touch with our team of experts.

You can reach us by calling 0345 257 6544 or emailing [email protected] for a speedy response.