Once new vapers have gotten to grips with how e-cigarettes work, they start to specialise. Some hunt high and low for the perfect flavour and taste, while others strive towards producing the meanest, fullest clouds possible.

Those badasses are called cloud chasers.

So What Is Cloud Chasing?

It’s the Formula 1 of the vaping world. So-called “professional vapers” compete in competitions to try and blow the largest or most interesting vapour clouds. Sometimes size is all that matters, other times it’s about creating interesting shapes and ripples with your vapour. Of course, it is also done recreationally by plenty of vapers worldwide; let’s take a look at the kit behind the magic. 

Rebuildable Dripping Atomiser (RDA)

For big clouds, this is #1 on your wish list. Not really suitably for everyday vaping, these require you to build and attach your own coils. You drip a little liquid directly on to the wick which lasts only a few puffs. Despite the hassle, you can’t argue with the results: you can lose yourself in RDA clouds!

High VG E-Liquid

No matter what device you’re rocking, it’s for nought without high VG e-liquid. Our 80:20 VG:PG ratio is perfect for getting big clouds while retaining good flavour. However, if you’ve set your sights on loftier goals than just “big” clouds, then you’ll want to invest in some max VG (100%) e-liquid.


Now it’s true enough that your RDA and e-juice won’t amount to much without a powerful battery, but you’ve also got to play it safe. Always keep your spare batteries in a case and follow the manufacturers guidelines.


Whether you’re running an RDA or sub-ohm tank, you need to invest in a mod which can handle your super low resistance. Mods have unrivalled power and control, which allow you to stand your ground on the cloud chasing circuit. However, they are complex devices; if you’re new to the sub-ohm game, you’ll need to read the manual and give google a good once over.


The last main element to your setup is the wicking. This one requires a fair bit of research and trial-and-error. You can wick your low resistance coils in loads of different ways, and as long as you provide sufficient airflow, any of them could be perfect for you.

A Final Word

Remember that cloud chasing is not easy. It takes a lot of practice, and only users with considerable experience with sub-ohm vaping should take up the hobby. However, for those who do have the experience and know-how to elevate their game to the next level, you are going to have a helluva time playing around and finding your ideal kit.

If you’ve got any questions, or insights into what makes your kit great for making big clouds, let us know in the comments below!