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Review: Kendo Vape Cotton

Discussion in 'Thailand Vapers Reviews By Our Members' started by dl12345, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. dl12345

    dl12345 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    I picked up some of Kendo brand vape cotton gold edition the other day from Thailand Vape (links on the board to their shop available in the relevant forum) for 280 baht.

    Initially, I was somewhat skeptical if it would make a difference, especially given the price, which is substantially higher than the cotton you can buy from Muji or the Watson's organic cotton.

    Well, I have to say that it is unquestionably superior to Muji, Watsons and Boots organic cotton. I have not tried any other brand of specialist vaping cotton, so I don't have any yardstick for comparison with the made-for-vaping competitors. However, this cotton has significantly improved my vape.

    It's quite a dense cotton with thick fibres. When applying the initial juice to the wick, it is actually somewhat repellent and the juice just sits on the top of the cotton for a while. I found I had to apply the juice to the tips of the fibres and it took longer to wick than the other cotton I use. It definitely needs to sit for about 10 minutes before you attempt to vape, however, once saturated with juice, it wicks like a champ.

    In fact, it seems to wick so well that I find myself reducing temperature by 10 degrees celsius across the board. I'm also getting a thicker and denser cloud when vaping.

    Recommended.
     
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    I was going to try the same but it was out of stock. :( Thanks for sharing with us!

    I tried Vaper's Choice Cotton, a different premium type that's very silky, strong and supposedly more heat resistant as well. I think referred to as a supema type or something like that. Anyway, it's really good stuff but, depending on atty/build setup, it can be a little more difficult to work with. An improvement over regular unbleached, organic cotton but not very significant.

    90% of the time my strong preference remains rayon.
     
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    Just tried this cotton myself and, like the OP, thought maybe it was all just hype but I'm well impressed with it. As the OP says, very dense, somewhat repellant to juice at first but once it's wicking it's pretty superior IMO. I find it absorbs and holds juice really well, can be vaped almost dry (very resistance to burning), lasts longer than Muji, remains cleaner even after a few days use and picks up flavour changes very fast. It's pricey for sure but I think AE has 3 bags of it for around 500 baht, each bag contains a 1 metre length), but it's hardly bank-breaking. I picked mine up from the only B&M shop in Phuket and it's genuine (understandably pricy there are 250 baht a bag), I think that'll last me several months at least - tear off a 2" strip and it's dense enough to be split into 4 lengthways - each strip enough for a 3mm wick. Not using any other cotton now, my initial purchases of Muji have been exhausted, don't plan to order more.

    I'm going back to Penang next month, plan to pick up and try a few bags of another brand that seems highly thought of (watched quite a few reviews since trying this stuff) - Team Vape Labs (Black).
     
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    Forgot to add this pic with the above post. This wick is 4 days in use with some fairly heavy juices. I also notice that the tails don't seem to drench out and collapse as I find they do with muji.

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    I use to used Kendo Gold.
    Pretty decent cotton.

    But if you want the best cotton ever then go for the TFC.

    Wicking is exceptional, heat resistant, long lasting (I usually rewick 1 time per week, given that I use multiple devices in rotation), no breaking time, restitute full flavors from the very 1st draw.....

    You can get it for around 350thb and it is worth every penny spent on it.[​IMG]
     
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    One thing that's for sure with these cottons, each time a new high end cotton hits the market, $1-2 goes on the price. Who knows, in 5 years time, we might have $50 bags of stardust infused, diamond cut, laser treated, whiter than white (even transparent) cotton LOL.

    On a more serious note, I've seen just a couple of reviews of the TFC, looks to be a good brand. Thing for me though is ease of availability. I don't really want to have to resort to buying from beyond SE Asia, especially for cotton, and I can't see TFC available within Thailand or even within region. Kendo is fairly readily available as is Cotton Bacon v2.

    While I'd be happy to try it I'm wondering if it would be THAT much better than Kendo Gold? If you could get your hands on some I'm guessing it wouldn't be too bad if you got a couple of tins, probably enough for a year or more. It's where you'd get it from and whether you could be sure it contained what should be in the tin (not sure if they come sealed or what).

    I'd probably not try any more at the moment except for when I go back to Malaysia the suppliers of Team Labs cotton are going to let me have a few packs of their 'Black'.
     

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