Best Soft Tip Darts

When it comes to playing darts, there is nothing more important than the board and the darts.

One thing which you need to know when you are choosing your darts is whether you need steel-tipped darts or soft-tipped darts.

If you are using an electronic dartboard, then you need to use soft-tipped darts. There are some electronic dart boards which can be used with steel-tipped darts, but steel-tipped darts can also damage an electronic board.

Soft-tipped darts have plastic points instead of steel ones. They are specifically designed to fit into the holes of an electronic dart board. They may be crafted from plastic but do not let that fool you, as the same engineering goes into them as with steel-tipped darts.

We are here to bring you some of the best soft tip darts on the market. There are so many out there that it is hard to know where to begin. We have narrowed our list down to the top eleven.

So keep reading...

1

Viper Jaguar 80% Tungsten Soft Tip Darts with Storage/Travel Case, Fine Knurling, 18 Grams

Why we like it:

Great darts for everyone. It does not matter if you are a beginner or a pro, you will find something from these darts.


Summary:

You have a choice of three barrel styles when you are choosing your darts, coarse knurling, medium knurling, and fine knurling, depending on the type of grip you like on your darts. Each of the three models will give you excellent grip which will transfer into a more balanced throw with the dart going where you want it to.


The Tungsten barrels are slim but strong. That slim profile means that you get a better grouping of darts on the board and more chance of those bigger scores. The slim flights give the darts great stability through the air, helping the darts to hit exact-ly where you want them to.

When you are putting the darts together (and you get a lot of extra parts included), the locking holes allow you to put the darts together tightly for a more secure fit. There are darts out there which need to be retightened after every shot but not these. The tool you need to tighten the darts is also included.

When you are not using your darts, there is a durable case to store them in. The tough outer shell will protect the darts and extra parts with the soft inner shell cushioning the darts when they are in storage or transit. Six additional flights and twelve extra tips are included. 

Key Features

80% Tungsten

20% Nickel

Slim profile

Extra shafts, flights, and points

Includes dart tools

Pros

Locking holes hold darts together for improved stability

Drawstring pouch for travel protection

Knurled bands and grooves for better grip

Aluminum case to protect darts and accessories

Excellent balance

Cons

Expensive

2

Viper Diamond 90% Tungsten Soft Tip Darts with Storage/Travel Case, Black Rings, 16 Grams

Why we like it:

These are professional quality darts at a great price. Using these darts, you will notice a change in your game. You are going to get higher scores and hit those outs more than you did before.


Summary:

These darts look great. With three possible color schemes, you will find something which will match your own personal style while still fitting in the overall aesthetic. The darts are 90% Tungsten. This means that they are tough.


The inclusion of a tightening tool and tightening holes means that you can tighten the darts so that they will never come apart, no matter how many times you throw them. The barrels are strong and very slim. When you throw the darts, you can feel that quality and you get better grouping on the board. With these darts, you give yourself a better chance of getting that treble twenty.

The reinforced tips ensure that the darts are not going to be damaged when the dart is going into the hole. The Tungsten barrel gives you a lot of life (with spare shafts, tips, and flights) — the shaft locks in place, offering longer life. The flights are aerodynamic and give you an accurate shot every time. 

Key Features

90% Tungsten

10% Nickel

Slim profile

Extra flights and tips included

Tools included

Pros

Slim profile promotes better dart grouping

Bands and grooves help with grip stability

Locking holes gives a tighter fit

Protective case for storage and transit

Darts look great

Great balance

Cons

Flights can come out occasionally

3

Viper Sinister 95% Tungsten Soft Tip Darts, Contoured Barrel, 18 Grams

Why we like it:

We like that everyone will find something in these darts. They are not as high-quality as the darts further up our list, but they will give you improved accuracy on your shots and higher overall scores.


Summary:

With 95% Tungsten content, you know that you are getting strong and durable darts without them being too heavy or bulky. The slim design means that you are going to hit more treble twenties (and other groupings) without the darts bouncing out or being forced out.


The smooth, sleek barrels come in one of three choices, depending on how you like to hold the darts. The sleek barrels also give you excellent gripping points which lead to better control when you throw the darts.

We like the flights on these darts. They are specially designed to increase the speed of your darts and reduce the drag. This means a more accurate shot and consistent flight path. You will notice your scores improving. 

Key Features

95% Tungsten

3 barrel styles

Extra flights and points included

Tools included

Pros

Darts tighten with a tightening tool

Flights give better speed and less drag

Stable and balanced

Slim profile for tighter groupings

More consistent throws

Cons

May not fit larger hands

No color options

4

Arachnid Professional Series 90% Tungsten 18-Gram Soft Tip Dart Set For Use with Electronic Dartboards

Why we like it:

We like that these darts are accessible to anyone. They are not going to give professionals what they want, but they will elevate the game of everyone else.


Summary:

These darts look great. We like the flashy flights which come installed on the darts as standard and the extra flights which can be swapped in and out. This dart set comes in a neat travel and storage case which holds the darts, spare flights, shafts, points, and tightening tool.


The tightening device is especially important to get the shafts tight on the barrels so that they do not come loose during throws.

The tight darts, along with the balance, control, and slim profile mean that you get superior scores and grouping. Each dart is 18 grams and perfectly weighted. You will feel the difference when you compare the darts to the stock darts which come with your board. 

Key Features

90% Tungsten

Thin darts

Storage case

18-gram darts

Spare flights, shafts, and tips

Pros

Thinner profile means better grouping

Easy to store and transport

Balanced darts

Better control for better scores

Good grip for a better release

Affordable

Cons

Tips could be better

No color choices

5

Viper Sure Grip Soft Tip Darts, Black, 18 Grams

Why we like it:

These darts are great for beginners. What you have here is an affordable dart with a lot of great qualities. Beginners will get a lot of consistency and speed.


Summary:

These darts give you a lot of speed when you throw them. Starting with the rubber sleeve on the barrels, you get a lot of control and consistent hand placement. You will find that your hand goes back to the same position, time and time again.


This consistent hand grip leads to a consistent throw every time (and a reduced need for a dart backboard). The aerodynamic design of the darts, from the tip to the flight, gives you more speed and less drag when you throw them. A consistent and more aerodynamic throw gives you more chance of hitting your mark, and the slim design means the target can be hit by all three darts, grouping the darts for a higher overall score every time.

The darts are finished off with a flashy flight which will allow you to add some panache to your throws. The holographic design looks great in your hand and even better when flying through the air. 

Key Features

Color options

Size options

Nickel-plated barrels

Locking holes

Reinforced dart points

Rubberized barrel sleeves

Pros

Better grip gives a better release

Shafts lock for a more stable flight

Consistent hand placement

Slim profile for better grouping

Balanced

Affordable

Cons

Could use more spare tips

6

Viper Black Magic Soft Tip Darts, Coarse Knurling, 18 Grams

Why we like it:

These are great darts for beginners. The barrel will help to give consistent hand position while the flights will improve your speed and accuracy.


Summary:

The knurled bands on the alloy barrels are the best part of these darts, in our opinion. The ridges allow you to instinctively know where to put your hands through repeated handling of the darts. The more you play, the more consistent your play is going to be.


Throwing the darts from the same position each time is going to give you more consistent scores and the ability to correct yourself each time you play.

We also like the flights on these darts. Not only do they look great, but they are also designed to be aerodynamic, giving you throws with more speed and less drag every time. You are going to be hitting the board with force and accuracy. 

Key Features

18 grams

Brass barrels

Knurled bands

Locking holes

Reinforced tips

Pros

Locking holes for tightened shafts and barrels

Reinforced tips will not break easily

Slim profile for better grouping

Consistent hand placement

Affordable

Flights reduce drag

Cons

No color choices

7

CyeeLife 15 Packs-Soft tip Darts 18 Grams Professional -180 Tips-30 Flights(Standard&Slim)-15 Aluminum shafts(48mm) with Rubber Rings

Why we like it:

These darts are great for a large group of friends or family. If you want everyone to have their own set of darts, then this is a perfect choice for you.


Summary:

Are you organizing a tournament? Then, these darts are perfect for you. When you buy these darts, you get five sets of darts with plenty more tips, shafts, and flights to replace broken ones.


You also get great aftercare. If your tips are not sticking in your board, you can contact the manufacturer, and they will send out replacement tips until you get the ones which work.

These 18-gram darts look and feel professional. The darts are bright and feature grooves on the barrel to improve the consistency of your grip. 

Key Features

Includes 15 darts

Two barrel color choices

Includes spare tips and flights

Two sets of darts included

Pros

Affordable

Great for tournaments

New tips available

Long lasting

Large volume of darts

Cons

Darts are not of the  highest quality

8

Billiard Evolution Set of Twelve Brass 2ba 16gm Soft Tip Bar Darts, 100 Black Dart Tips, Dart Wrench

Why we like it:

These are great for large groups or tournaments. We would recommend these darts to beginners or children.


Summary:

You get four sets of darts with this purchase. We like that you have a dart wrench to attach the flights and tips securely. Once you have them tightened, you never have to worry about them coming out.


The flights are integrated which means that you do not have the option of swapping the flights for more professional ones, but it also means that you do not have to worry about the flights coming out when you throw them. The flights and tips are incredibly durable and will last you for a long time. Should the tips break, then you have a hundred spare ones to fix them up with.

These are not the highest-quality soft tip darts available but, for the price, they are excellent quality. The darts will stick in your electronic dart board well and hold in place. 

Key Features

12 darts included

100 replacement tips

Tools included

Four colors

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Pros

Darts can be tightened, so they do not come loose

Four sets of darts

Affordable

100 tips for longevity

Darts stick well

Cons

Flights are integrated

Lower quality

9

CyeeLife-6 Packs-18Grams Soft tip Darts Set professional-60Tips-12Alu shafts(48&35mm)-12Flights

Why we like it:

These are great darts for beginners who do not want to pay a lot of money for a professional set of darts until they have mastered some of their play. The darts are balanced and will last you a long time.


Summary:

When you buy these darts, you are buying into a commitment to getting darts with the right tips for your board. If you find that your darts are not sticking in the board or are hard to get out, then you can contact the aftercare team, and they will work with you to get your the correct tips for your scenario.

You get two sets of darts here, with a quality which exceeds the price you are paying. Brass darts are covered with a PVD coating to give you durability and balance. The shafts are removable and tightened with a tightening tool. The tips can be removed, and you have lots of replacement tips to replace them with. You can also remove and replace the flights if you wish to. 

Key Features

Brass darts

PVD coating

Replacement tips

After service team

18 grams

Pros

Rubber grips for more consistent throws

Two colors for head to head games

Replacement tips for longevity

Dedication to getting you the correct tip

Handmade for better quality control

Affordable

Cons

Darts could be better quality

10

Sametop Soft Tip Darts Set 12 Packs Darts 16 Grams with 5 Style Flights, Aluminum Shafts, Silver Steel Barrels, 100 Dart Tips and Darts Tool

Why we like it:

These are great darts for novice and intermediate players. They are not professional darts, but they do have a lot of quality.


Summary:

For an affordable price, you get darts which are high-quality. They may not be as professional as the best darts on our list, but the quality is far above what you would expect for the price.


You get four sets of darts in this set and five sets of flights. We like the anti-loosening o-ring between the barrel and the aluminum shaft. After multiple throws, even those which end up on the ground, the barrel will not come loose.

We also like that you get five sets of flights for four sets of darts. Not only do you have a spare in case one gets damaged, but you also give yourself and your friends options when it comes to choosing the flight you want. The same goes for the soft tips, not the choice but replacing them. If your tip should become damaged, a hundred spare ones are waiting. 

Key Features

Aluminum shafts

PVC rods

Knurling on shafts

16 gram

12 darts

15 flights

Pros

Unbreakable shafts mean you never have to replace them

Rubber o-ring keeps shaft tightened

Better grip improves accuracy

Stronger tip does not break on impact

Affordable

Cons

Not for sisal board

11

Wolftop 12 Pack Soft Tip Darts 17 Grams with Aluminum Shafts and 4 Style Flights + Extra 36 Pcs Dart Tips

Why we like it:

Great darts for beginners. The grip will help you to find hand placement and consistency. We would recommend these darts as a first set before you transition to higher-quality darts.


Summary:

You get four sets of darts with this set, making them perfect for a family or for organizing tournaments. We like the flights. The color scheme of each flight is different, with the same design throughout. The aluminum shafts improve the durability of your darts, being stronger than PVC rods.​


The barrels have lots of knurling and grooves to aid in your hand placement. Over time, you are going to find the same spot to put your hands, giving you better accuracy, consistency, and higher scores. If a dart tip should break or become damaged, there are lots more to replace them with.

Key Features

Aluminum shafts

12 pack

17 grams

Replacement tips included

Storage jar

Knurling on barrels

Pros

Unbreakable shafts

The coating on steel gives better balance

Knurling and grooves help with consistent throws

Lots of replacement tips

Affordable

Cons

Can bounce out at times

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