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Drip Tip

In the world of vaping, the small yet significant component known as the drip tip often gets overlooked. However, this seemingly simple part can also have an impact on your overall vaping experience. So let's explore what they are, the various types, the different materials they are made of, and how to select the right one for you.

What Is a Drip Tip?

A drip tip is a mouthpiece that connects directly to the atomiser of a vape device. The purpose of a drip tip is to provide a comfortable surface for the vaper to place their lips on while inhaling. Drip tips can also vary in size, shape, and material, allowing users to customise their vaping experience based on their preferences.

Types of Drip Tips

Vapers have the opportunity to choose from different types of drip tips to suit their personal preferences. However, we will focus on two of the most common types: the 510 drip tip and the 810 drip tip.

510 Drip Tip

The 510 drip tip is a classic, slender mouthpiece that is compatible with a wide range of tanks and devices. Its narrow design provides a more concentrated and intense flavour experience. This type of drip tip is popular among Mouth-to-Lung (MTL) vapers who prefer a tighter draw, making them ideal and popular among beginners.

This type of drip tip also comes in several different sizes to accommodate the individual preferences of many vapers.

810 Drip Tip

The 810 drip tip features a larger bore diameter and a wider base. This type of drip tip is more favoured by Direct-to-Lung (DTL) vapers as it allows for increased airflow and smoother vapour production. The 810 drip tip is often used for sub-ohm vaping as it can handle higher wattages more effectively.

Key Differences between 510 and 810 Drip Tips:

  • Size: 510 drip tip is smaller compared to 810 drip tip
  • If you prefer MTL vaping style, opt for the 510 drip tip, but if you prefer DTL vaping, an 810 drip tip may be a much better option.
  • If you prefer thicker vapour clouds, go for an 810 drip tip, but if you enjoy more intense flavours, a 510 drip tip may be more suitable for you.
  • 510 drip tips are suitable for lower wattage vaping, while 810 drip tips can handle higher wattages more effectively, making them suitable for sub-ohm vaping.

What Are Drip Tips Made of? 

Drip tips come in a variety of materials, each offering unique characteristics that can influence your vaping experience. Here are some common materials used for drip tips:

Stainless Steel Drip Tips

These drip tips are known for their durability and high heat resistance, making them a reliable choice for vapers who value longevity and sleek aesthetics. Although they may feel cold on the lips, they offer a sophisticated and timeless look to your vape setup.


  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Resistant to high temperatures
  • Sleek and stylish design


  • Can feel cold on the lips
  • Can be a bit more expensive

Glass Drip Tips

Glass drip tips are popular among vapers for their ability to deliver a clean and untainted flavour profile. They are also easy to clean and available in various designs. However, their fragility requires careful handling to prevent breakage.


  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Heat resistant
  • They look nice and offer various different design options
  • Great if you want more intense and clean flavours


  • They can easily break if dropped
  • They can also be a bit more expensive

Silicone Drip Tips

Silicone mouthpieces offer a soft and comfortable feel on the lips. With heat insulation properties, silicone drip tips protect against excessive heat transfer. They are less fragile and easy to replace; however, they may accumulate debris and show more signs of wear over time.


  • Inexpensive
  • Different design options
  • Heat resistant
  • Easy to clean and replace


  • They can alter the flavours a little bit
  • Can accumulate dirt and residue over time

Wooden Drip Tips

Another option is wooden drip tips, which have a unique and natural appearance, adding warmth and individuality to your vaping device. The organic feel of wooden drip tips can complement certain e-liquids, enhancing the overall sensory experience. However, wood requires specific care to maintain its quality and longevity.


  • Great for flavour
  • Heat resistance
  • Unique and stylish design
  • Durability


  • Requires more care and maintenance
  • More expensive

Plastic Drip Tips

Drip tips made of plastic are lightweight, affordable, and come in a wide range of colours and designs. While these drip tips are convenient to replace and add a pop of colour to your device, they may show signs of wear and tear more quickly compared to other materials. Additionally, prolonged exposure to sunlight can lead to fading or discolouration.


  • Inexpensive option
  • Many different designs and colours to choose from
  • Easy to find a replacement


  • May not offer the same quality feel as other materials
  • They are a bit less durable compared to some of the other materials
  • Prone to fading or discolouration

How to Choose the Right Drip Tip?

When selecting the right drip tip for your vaping setup, there are several factors to consider:

  • Material: Consider the pros and cons of each material based on your priorities for durability, aesthetics, comfort, and flavour.
  • Comfort and Preference: Choose a mouthpiece that feels comfortable on your lips and suits your vaping style. Some may prefer the softness of silicone, while others enjoy the sleekness of stainless steel.
  • Experience Level: Beginners may find plastic or silicone drip tips to be user-friendly and budget-friendly options to start with. These materials are generally easy to maintain and provide a good starting point for new vapers. Experienced vapers may appreciate the versatility and customization options offered by materials like glass or stainless steel, enhancing their vaping experience and allowing for more advanced setups.
  • Compatibility: Ensure that the drip tip is compatible with your specific vaporizer model. Different devices may require drip tips of varying sizes and connection types.

If you are unsure about which drip tip to choose, don't hesitate to seek guidance from your local vape shop or reach out to Rhythm N Vape for expert recommendations tailored to your preferences and needs.

Drip Tip Maintenance: Tips on How to Clean It Properly

Regular cleaning is crucial for maintaining hygiene and eliminating bacteria, germs, and residue buildup. A clean drip tip not only preserves the purity of flavour profiles but also extends the longevity of your mouthpiece. Here are some tips on how to clean your drip tip effectively:

  • Remove the drip tip from your device regularly for cleaning, ideally once a week or more frequently if needed.
  • Disassemble the drip tip and soak it in warm, soapy water. Use a mild dish soap to break down residue and germs effectively.
  • After soaking, use a soft-bristled brush or a cloth to gently scrub the drip tip, especially in crevices where dirt and residue may accumulate.
  • Rinse it with clean water to remove any soap residue. Let it dry completely before reattaching it to your device.
  • You can also consider using a diluted solution of isopropyl alcohol for disinfecting the drip tip. Allow it to air dry before use.

Ask the Expert! Sam – Your Trusted Vape Connoisseur

Introducing our resident professional vape expert, Sam – a seasoned connoisseur and owner of Rhythm N Vape with a wealth of knowledge and a passion for all things vaping. Sam is here to be your go-to guide, answering your questions, offering tailored advice, and sharing insider tips to elevate your vaping experience.

Do I Need a Drip Tip?

Yes, a drip tip is an essential component of your vaping device as it serves as the mouthpiece through which you inhale vapour. It can also impact the flavour and your overall vaping experience.

Does Drip Tip Affect Flavour?

Yes, the drip tip can affect flavour as it determines the airflow and the distance between your mouth and the coils. Different drip tip materials and designs can influence the temperature, intensity, and purity of the flavour you experience while vaping.

What Is the best Drip Tip for My Vape?

Choosing the best mouthpiece for your vape depends on your personal preferences and vaping style. Consider factors such as material, size, airflow, and compatibility with your device. If you prefer a smooth draw and clean flavour, a glass drip tip might be suitable. For durability and heat resistance, a stainless steel drip tip could be a better option. Don't be afraid to experiment with different types to find the one that enhances your vaping experience.

Why Does My Drip Tip Get Hot?

Your drip tip may get hot during vaping due to the transfer of heat from the coils to the mouthpiece. Factors such as high wattage, chain vaping, or the material can contribute to heat buildup. Consider using drip tips made of insulating materials to help dissipate heat and prevent discomfort while vaping.

How Often Should I Change My Drip Tip?

You should consider changing your drip tip if you notice any signs of wear and tear, build-up of residue that is difficult to clean, or if the flavour quality diminishes. The frequency will also depend on your usage and maintenance routine.

How Can I Reach Out to Sam for Personalised Vaping Advice?

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I hope that helps and if you have any more questions I would be happy to answer them! Get in touch today! Sam. 

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