Best Vape Mods and Box Mods of 2017

In our detailed “best of” list we take a look at the best vape mods & box mods on the market. Our top box mod list comprises beginner vape mods, high powered vape mods, compact box mods and all-in-one vape mods. Our “best vape mod” list is based on the vape mods we have tested so far and those highly recommended to us by close friends and fellow experts. Not everyone will agree with our list, but we hope it will provide readers with a clear overview of some of the best vape mods on the market. We will be updating the top box mods article as we review more devices going forward. Please take into consideration that there are many new mods coming out on a daily basis, therefore it might take a while for the best ones to make it onto our list.

Best Box Mods For Beginners

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  • 40 watts of power
  • Good TC
  • Easy to use
  • No complicated functions
  • Feels good in the hand
  • Cons
  • Battery capacity
  • Specifications

    • 2600 mAh Reactor Battery

    Capable of 40W in regular power mode or in temperature controlled the Halo Reactor Mini is a fine choice for that vaper that wants to finally progress on from puffing on ecigs to vaping with mods.

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  • Sleek form factor
  • Tank and 30ml e-liquid included
  • Easy-to-use vape mod
  • 2200mAh battery
  • Cons
  • Pricey
  • Specifications

    • Hand squeeze button
    • Size: 23.0mm * 45.0 mm * 83.0mm
    • Color: black
    • Capacity: 2200mAh
    • Thread Type: 510 Thread
    • Rated output voltage: 2.0V-10.0V
    • Rated output wattage: 5W-40W
    • Rated resistance range: 0.5O-5O
    • Z Bubble Tank is made from Food Grade Polycarbonate material.
    • Virtually bump
    • drop
    • and general hard use proof.
    • Elegant design of a clear tank.
    • The Z Stick 40W has a greater working range (voltage: 2V-10V; Wattage: 5W-40W) and battery capacity(2200mAh)
    • It will take 2.5 hours to charge the battery via 1A wall adaptor
    • Temperature Alarm function: If the temperature of device is over 70? the output will shut off automatically and the screen will reflect ``Temp Protection`` for 5 seconds
    • Spring Connector and Stainless Steel Thread: The spring connection base ensures its great adaptability and the connecting thread is made of stainless steel
    • Side Charging Port: The USB charging port is on the side of battery which is more convenient
    • Inherit Advantages of Z Stick Series: OLED display adjustable voltage/wattage and arrow button lock function
    • Designed for Sub-Ohm Tanks: Partner tank is the Z Tank Mini

    The Z Stick vape mod kit is a 40W mini box mod set-up which includes the cool see-through bubble tank by Mig Vapor. The box mod can fire up to 40W and features a 2200mAh battery life which at below 40W will last you a good day of solid vaping. The Z Stick mod is extremely easy to use and is relatively small for its great battery capacity. Its unique form factor means it fits really nicely in your hand whilst vaping. The Z Stick box mod uses Kanger OCC coil heads providing plenty of vapor and flavor at relatively low wattage settings. For vapers looking for a small and sleek set-up that still provides good battery life, then the Z Stick from Mig Vapor is a great option.

  • All-in-one mod
  • Up to 80W
  • Tank included
  • 2100mAh battery
  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • Cons
  • Pricey
  • Specifications

    • 49 x 26 x 75mm
    • Built-in 2100mAh Battery
    • Built-in Tank
    • 3.5ml Tank Capacity
    • LED Tank Light
    • Removable Drip Tip
    • Top Fill Tank Design
    • Anti-Leak Protection
    • Temperature Control Compatible
    • Variable Wattage Range: 1-80W
    • Resistance Range: 0.15 - 3.0ohm
    • Temperature Resistance Range: 0.05 - 1.0ohm
    • Temperature Range: 200°F-600°F / 100°C-315°C
    • Modes: Power/Ni200/TCR/Bypass/Memory
    • Real Time Clock (RTC)
    • 0.96`` OLED Screen
    • 1A USB Charging

    The Vaporfi Vaio 80TC is a premium all-in-one box mod. This mod can be used with the tank provided or you can use just the box mod itself with a tank of your choice. The all-in-one tank system features mouth-to-lung or direct lung style coils, making this an extremely versatile set-up suited to beginners or the cloud and flavor chasers amongst you. The 2100mAh battery and 80W max means you can vape on a variety of tanks and coils without running out of power. As with all Vaporfi hardware you pay a premium, but receive a 30 day money back guarantee and 90 day warranty as well as top level US based customer support. If you aren’t happy with your purchase, just send it back! Whether you are new to vaping or looking for a new versatile vape mod set-up, the Vaporfi Vaio 80TC is the perfect choice for you.

  • Small size
  • Easy to use
  • No complicated functions
  • Comfortable in a pocket
  • Long battery life
  • Cons
  • Non-replaceable batteries
  • Specifications

    • Wattage: 5-30W
    • Battery: 2200mAh
    • Resistance: 0.4ohm – 5.0 ohm
    • Price: $34.49 – $49.99

    The iStick 30W is the much improved mini vape mod over the original iStick 20W by Eleaf. The 30W comes with the ability to fire down to 0.4ohm, which means it will work with sub ohm tanks like the Kanger Subtank Mini and the Atlantis 2. For beginners you might not necessarily want to sub ohm vape, to begin with, but having the option of being able to do so, is a big positive with this mini box mod. The iStick 30W also comes with an additional 10Ws of power compared to the original 20W model.

    It is a tiny box mod and well-priced at around $35. The added power on the iStick 30W and ability to sub ohm vape, means that the iStick 30W is a great choice for those looking for a tiny box mod that doesn’t cost the world.

    Best 0 - 100W Box Mods

  • 75W of power
  • Portable small size
  • Features temp control
  • Great tank for flavor and clouds
  • Removable 18650 battery
  • Cons
  • Not as powerful as bigger box mods
  • Specifications

    • 75W
    • Temperature control
    • Removable 18650 battery

    The Halo Reactor Shorty is a 75W vape mod, that is ideal for vapers looking for more power and battery life, but don’t want something that is large and clunky. The Halo Shorty features a removable 18650 battery making it easy to swap batteries once one dies. The Reactor Shorty vape mod kit comes with an 18650 battery as well as the Shorty Tank that provides flavor and clouds for days. The Shorty Tank can also be refilled from the top making refilling a piece of cake. The Shorty vape mod kit features temperature control allowing users to control the temperature of their vape. The kit also comes with a 30ml bottle of delicious Halo e-liquid!

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  • Whopping 5000 mAh
  • Up to 80 watts
  • Memory settings
  • Different finishes/colors
  • Cons
  • No TCR
  • Specifications

    • 84 mm x 50 mm
    • Battery: 5000 mAh
    • Warranty: 60 Days from Date of Purchase

    The Halo Reactor Mega is likely the best vape mod for the sub-100 watt devices. Boasting a 5000 mAh internal battery, the Halo Reactor can power some of the most serious cloud-making atomizers, and without any fear of a battery losing power prematurely. It can’t be stressed enough how massive the capacity of this battery is. The capacity of the included battery of the Halo Reactor Mod cancels the need for carrying two mods throughout the day. Not only is the mod impressive with its features, looks and capacity, Halocigs backs up your purchase with a 60-day money back guarantee.

  • 3300 mAh internal
  • Quick heating
  • Ergonomic
  • 2-Amp quick charge
  • Comes in various colors
  • Cons
  • No upgradable firmware
  • Specifications

    • Dimensions: 3-3/8`` x 1-3/4`` x 15/16`` (Without iSub V Tank)
    • Spring-loaded Gold Plated Contact Pin
    • Stainless Steel 510 Threads
    • Battery Capacity: Built-in 3300mAh Battery
    • Operating Wattage: 6.0 - 100.0 W
    • Temperature Control: Nickel (Ni200)
    • Titanium (Ti)
    • Stainless Steel 316 (SS316)
    • Temperature Range: 150-315°C / 300-600°F
    • Minimum Resistance: 0.1ohm
    • Recommend Resistance for TC Mode: Ni200 (0.1 - 0.2ohm)
    • Ti (0.1 - 0.5ohm)
    • SS316L (0.2 - 1.0ohm)
    • Maximum Working Current: 30A
    • Maximum Output Voltage: 7.5V
    • Total T.C. Dry Hit Prevention & Quick Calibration.
    • UltraFast response: .2 seconds from Click to Vapor!
    • VDC power output with ClearWave noise cancellation.
    • Precise Coil Resistance Reading (.00000).
    • Uniform coil heating eliminates hotspots.
    • 25 – 100W Temperature Control RampUp preBoost.
    • 2AMP microUSB Quick Charge.
    • Integrated charging safety protections.
    • Ultra-low standby power consumption.

    The Innokin CoolFire IV 100W TC is an advanced vape mod full of features that can accommodate virtually any wire-builds that vapers can throw at it. Featuring the Innokin-made AETHON chipset, the CoolFire IV has virtually no ramp-up time to heat your coils—it can do that up to 100 watts with kanthal in power mode, and in temp mode it can sense stainless steel (316L), Ni200, and even titanium.

    The CoolFire IV is an affordable and advanced high-quality mod that not only has the look and feel of a quality unit, it functions as such. Innokin remains one of the top Chinese manufacturers for producing mods with little fault to their electronics, and The Innokin CoolFire 100W TC is no exception.

  • Unique body styling
  • Available in various colors
  • Clearly readable screen
  • Watts, TC, Ceramic, Bypass
  • Lightning-fast charging
  • Cons
  • Lackluster ceramic mode
  • Specifications

    • Wattage Range: 1-70w
    • Temperature control with Ni and Ti wire
    • Ceramic Mode
    • 4 mL l e-liquid capacity

    The Atom Vapes Yakuza Mod is a single-18650 box mod with up to 70 watts of power, and it’s capable of 200-600F in TC. But that is not what sets this mod apart from the pack. Pairing down normally complicated interfaces with these types of advanced mods, the Yakuza simplifies all the excessive button-clicking into an entertaining, simple, and customizable interface–it’s advanced but easy to use. And the styling of the mod is eye-catching with its unique shape and contrasting button colors. Taking more of a creative approach to the look of the mod, The Yakuza vape mod comes with various decals (knowns as skin) allowing the user to individualize their mod.

  • Fantastic build quality
  • Removable 18650
  • Great feel in the hand
  • Fits 25 mm tanks/attys
  • Very lightweight
  • Features the DNA75 chip
  • Cons
  • Scratchable screen
  • Specifications

    • 20% Smaller than the LAVABOX DNA 200 Box Mod
    • Powered by the DNA 75 Chipset from EVOLV
    • Acrylic Glass Screen (more scratch resistant)
    • Adjustable up to 75 Watts
    • Variable Wattage/Voltage
    • Temperature Control Capable with Ni200
    • Titanium & Stainless Steel Coils
    • Bright OLED Display
    • EScribe Software Equipped
    • Internal Charging Capable
    • Preheat Feature in Temp Control Mode
    • Upgradeable Firmware
    • Powered by Single 18650 High Drain Battery (not included)
    • 8 Customizable User Profiles
    • Interchangeable Magnetic Battery Door
    • Battery Monitoring
    • Integrated 1A Charger
    • Operating Modes:
    • VW Mode – Voltage/Wattage
    • TC Mode – Temp Control (Ni200
    • Ti & SS 304/316/317)
    • TCR Mode – Temperature Coefficient of Resistivity
    • Protection Features:
    • Material: High-Grade 6061 Aluminum Alloy
    • Threading: 510 with Spring-loaded Center Pin
    • Battery Door: Magnetic & Interchangeable
    • Grip Color / Material: Stealth Black & Rubber-coated Polypropylene Plastic Shell
    • Wattage Output: 1 Watt – 75 Watts
    • Voltage Output: 0.2 Volts – 6.2 Volts
    • Standard Resistance Range: 0.25 – 3.0 Ohms
    • Temp Control Resistance Range: 0.15 – 1.0 Ohm
    • Current Output (Continuous): 30 Amps
    • Current Output (Instantaneous Peak): 40 Amps

    Volcano Ecigs new slick-looking Lavabox M DNA75 is wonderfully engineered piece of equipment that houses one of the, if not the most advanced, chipsets ever released; the DNA 75. As an American-designed mod with a high-end chip, the Lavabox is heads above the rest with similar power output.

    The Lavabox M is the follow-up release to the extremely popular Lavabox DNA 200. Like any e-cig mod, the Lavabox M can be used by anyone, but the Volcano Lavabox M is meant for hobbyist vapers that enjoy ultimate control, customization and pushing the limits of their vape.

    Best 100-200W Box Mods

  • DNA200 (the most advanced chipset available)
  • High-resolution display
  • Rubberized finish feels awesome in the hand
  • Remarkable accuracy
  • Cons
  • No zip charging
  • Specifications

    • Variable Wattage Range: 1.0w to 200.0w
    • Battery: Internal 900 mAh 3S Lithium Polymer (2700 mAh 18650 Equivalent)
    • Supports Nickel
    • Titanium
    • and Stainless Steel in Temperature Control
    • Temperature Adjustment Range: 200°F-600°F/ 100°C-315°C
    • Minimum Resistance 0.05 in Temperature Control and Wattage Mode
    • Upgradeable firmware
    • Customization via Escribe
    • Low voltage protection
    • Short circuit protection
    • Low resistance protection
    • Low battery warning
    • USB charging capable

    The Lavabox is an advanced box mod that uses Evolv’s most advanced chipset to date – the DNA 200. The Lavabox is capable of firing up to 200W in wattage mode and can also be used in temperature mode with a variety of different wires. The Lavabox is made by the Hawaiian firm Volcano e-cigs and is the best selling DNA200 mod on the market. It is a great looking box mod with a 900mAh 3 cell lipo. There is a also a 1300mAh battery extender pack available. The Lavabox is pretty small at just 46.19 mm x 28.15 mm x 94.87 mm. It also features a rubber grip, which comes in different colors. At $169.99 it is one of the more affordable DNA200s on the market and it also happens to be one of the most visually appealing.

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  • Runs on 3 x 18650s
  • Battery life
  • DNA200 Chipset
  • Leather back panel
  • Feels luxurious
  • Cons
  • Not for new vapers
  • Specifications

    • 200 Watts
    • Evolv DNA200 Chip
    • Triple 18650 Mod (Batteries Not Included)
    • Ability To Customize With EScribe
    • Genuine Leather Wrap On The Back Panel (Three Different Leather Styles)
    • Spring Loaded 510 Connection
    • Micro USB Port
    • Reverse Polarity Protection
    • Venting Slots
    • Carefully Placed Operating Buttons

    The Lost Vape Triade is another triple 18650 mod utilizing a popular form factor popularized by the Releaux series of mods by Wismec. The Lost Vape Triade DNA200 is just as amazing to use as the other DNA200 mods, but the Lost Vape Triade DNA200 allows for user-supplied batteries, vs. non-replaceable internal lipo batteries often associated with DNA boards.

  • Accurate TC
  • SXi-Q customizes your vape
  • Dual-18650
  • Upgradable firmware
  • 0.05-ohm minimum resistance
  • Custom logo creator
  • Cons
  • Can’t adjust the power levels in the S1-S5 modes
  • Need a computer to program the S1-S5 modes
  • Specifications

    • Powered by the new YiHi SX450J chip
    • Dual 18650 battery device
    • Maximum 200 watt output
    • 16-bit ADC for resistance sampling
    • Buck-boost & boost
    • Output voltage: 1.0 volt – 9.5 volts
    • Temperature range: 212 °F – 572 °F / 100 °C – 300 °C
    • Resistance range: Power Mode: 0.05Ω – 3.0Ω | Joule Mode: 0.05Ω – 1.0Ω
    • Supports all TC wire including Stainless Steel
    • Titanium and Ni200
    • Supports all atomizers with SX Pure technology
    • Modes of operation : Powerful +|Powerful | Standard | Soft | Eco
    • SXi-Q S1-S5
    • Rotary display
    • OLED screen
    • On-board balanced charging for 2 batteries simultaneously at 2 amps
    • Zinc alloy and stainless steel construction
    • Replaceable covers
    • Spring loaded 510 connector
    • Customize your own logo and menu
    • Intelligent taste control system via SXi-Q
    • Upgradable firmware
    • Protection features: Reverse polarity | Output short | Low resistance | Low battery voltage |Overheat & battery overcharge
    • Height: 105 mm
    • Width: 51 mm
    • Thickness: 26 mm

    The SXMini Q Class rightfully gets the nod for its wealth of functions, accuracy of electronics, beauty in its design, and its durability – the SX Mini Q Class is the epitome of high-quality mods! If a couple hundred dollars will not stand in your way of getting an advanced, top-quality piece of gear, the Q Class is the easy recommendation.

    The Q Class is the next in line from the extremely well-built and meticulously designed SX Mini series of vape mods from Yihicigar. Departing from their normal single-battery configuration, Yihicigar engineered the SX Mini Q Class just as agile as their previous ML class, but Q Class has more than twice power!

  • Brilliant design
  • Incredible power (up to 250 watts)
  • Easy-to-read OLED
  • Inexpensive
  • Cons
  • Not a huge change from prior version (mostly upgrades to the screen)
  • Specifications

    • Dimensions: 50*40*84mm
    • Requires (3) 18650 Batteries (Batteries Sold Separately)
    • Wattage Range: 1W - 200W
    • Temperature Range: 200°F - 600°F / 100°C - 315°C
    • Resistance Range: 0.1Ω - 3.5Ω (VW Mode)|0.05Ω - 1.5Ω (TC Modes)
    • Firing Modes: VW|TC-Ni|TC-Ti|TC-SS & TCR
    • Large 0.96 Inch OLED Display
    • Magnetic Battery Cover
    • Unique Ergonomic Shape
    • Spring Loaded 510 Pin
    • Stainless Steel 510 Threads
    • Upgradeable Firmware
    • Reverse Polarity Protection

    Next up from the Wismec and Jay-Bo, in their line of RX/Reuleaux vape mods, comes the RX200S. Keeping in step with the previous versions in the RX series, Wismec smartly kept the unique, hexagonal form factor – that houses three 18650s – making it one of the most powerful and popular families of mods released in the last year.

    The performance of the RX200S is simply superb (just like the RX200). With upgradeable firmware, adjustable TCR, power on demand (up to 250 watts with an update), and the inexpensive price tag, it should be easy to imagine why this mod is wildly popular, but if you really want to understand, you have to use one.

  • Innovative design
  • Striking aesthetic
  • Firing bar
  • Good performance
  • Modest price for so many features
  • Cons
  • Battery door can be slightly finnicy
  • Top-mounted display seems vulnerable and fogs up
  • Specifications

    • Size: 91 x 55 x 25 mm• Voltage Range: 0.35V–8V
    • Power Range: 6W–220W
    • Temp Range: 200F–600F/ 100°C–315°C
    • Resistance Range: 0.06ohm–3.0ohm (TC mode)|0.1ohm–3ohm (VW mode)
    • Battery: 2 x 18650 batteries (not included)
    • Material: Zinc Alloy
    • Micro TFV4 Tank
    • Size: 22 x 47mm
    • Capacity: 2.5ml / 3.5ml
    • Material: Glass and Stainless Steel
    • Thread: 510
    • Max 220W power
    • TC/VW Modes
    • Red Triangle design
    • Magnetic battery cover
    • Adjustable Initial Resistance
    • Easy to read OLED display
    • Ergonomic Design
    • Multiple Protections
    • Intelligent atomizer recognition
    • Puff monitoring system
    • 12 seconds cut-off
    • Short circuit protection
    • Over-heat protection
    • Low battery Warning

    The SMOK H-Priv 220W TC box mod is SMOK’s answer to all the high-wattage vape mods. The H-Priv is SMOK’s powerhouse! For a dual-18650 box mod, it puts out incredible power in both watts mode or in TC, and it does it with style. Opting for a unique and easy-to-use firing bar that spans the entire height of the mod.

    The SMOK H-Priv 220W TC ensures that no one will ever have to fumble around trying to a small firing button. In essence, if you are holding the mod, you are in the correct posting to fire it. The H-Priv 220W TC looks like a beauty but it performs like a beast.

    Best AIO Box Mods

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  • Capable of mouth-to-lung (MTL) and direct lung (DL) vaping
  • Compact form factor
  • Leak-free tank system with top airflow
  • Wattage mode up to 75W
  • Temperature control for Ni200
  • Titanium and SS316
  • Screen features a clock
  • Tank is completely removable for easy cleaning
  • Multiple vape mod stickers to choose from
  • Cons
  • Tank size (3.5ml)
  • No 18650 battery included in kit
  • Specifications

    • Dimensions: 105 x 48 x 26 millimeters
    • Output Modes: Variable wattage|Temperature control|Bypass
    • Temperature Control Mods: Nickel|Titanium|316 stainless steel|TCR
    • Wattage Range: 1-75 watts
    • Resistance Range (Temperature Control): 0.05-1.5 ohms
    • Resistance Range (Variable Wattage/Bypass): 0.1-3.5 ohms
    • E-liquid Capacity: 3.5 milliliters
    • Compatibility With Cubis Atomizer Heads
    • Colors: Black|Silver

    The Evic AIO is Joyetech’s latest vape mod with an all-in-one capability. The Evic AIO, much like the Aspire Plato, comes with different coil heads capable of either mouth-to-lung (MTL) or direct lung (DL) vaping. The Evic AIO uses the same coil heads as the Cubis range of tanks, giving vapers a massive selection to choose from. The Evic AIO kit itself comes with a generous 4 different coil types to get you started. This AIO vape mod can be vaped in wattage mode up to 75W and can vape several different wire types in temperature control mode. The top fill and top airflow on the Evic AIO are designed specifically to make this a leak free mod. This extremely versatile device is a great choice for vapers looking for a vape mod that covers all the bases.

  • Capable of mouth-to-lung (MTL) and direct lung (DL) vaping
  • Compact form factor
  • Good tank size (4.6ml)
  • Easy to fill system
  • No leaking issues
  • Vape kit includes an 18650 battery
  • Includes temperature control
  • Cons
  • No RBA section
  • Specifications

    • 50W
    • Temperature Control
    • Height: 100mm (With Drip Tip)
    • Width: 50mm
    • 6ML Juice Capacity
    • Two Juice Ports
    • Adjustable Airflow
    • Updatable Firmware
    • Available in a variety of colours

    The Aspire Plato all-in-one (AIO) vaping system is a compact vape mod capable of mouth-to-lung and sub ohm (direct lung) vaping. The Plato features a large 4.5ml e-liquid tank and can be easily refilled using the easy-fill system. The Plato 0.4ohm coils provide users with ample flavor and vapor, much like the Aspire Cleito tank. The Plato AIO vape kit also includes an 18650 battery, a great addition that you do not often see included in vape kits. This Plato is aimed at vapers looking for a handy vape mod that can do it all and includes everything to get you started. Its versatility means vapers can switch between different vaping styles depending on their preference.

    Best Squonk Box Mods

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  • Ample power to push most RDAs to their limit
  • Very inexpensive for a whole squonk kit
  • 160 Watts
  • Ni200, Ti and SS support for temperature control
  • Bottom-fed two-post RDA included
  • Cons
  • No TCR
  • Not the most accurate TC
  • Specifications

    • Dimensions: 4-3/4`` x 2`` x 1`` (Including Subdrip 160 RBA)
    • Includes the Subdrip 160 RBA and Dripbox 160 Mod
    • 22mm Diameter
    • Bottom Feeding Design
    • Juice Delivery System
    • Temperature Control
    • Top-Fill Option
    • Variable Wattage Output: 7.0 - 160.0W
    • Temperature Control : Ni200 / Ti / SS / Ni-Chrome
    • Temperature Control Range: 100 - 315C / 200 - 600F
    • Resistance: 0.05 ohm or above for Ni/ Ti/ SS Wire
    • Resistance: 0.10 ohm or above for Ni-chrome Wire
    • 7ml e-Liquid Capacity
    • Velocity Style Base for Rebuildable Coils
    • Use pre-built 0.2ohm drip coils or build your own
    • Subdrip 160 RBA - Stainless Steel Casing
    • Dripbox 160 - Zinc Alloy Casing
    • Requires (2) 18650 High Amp Batteries (Sold Separately)
    • Micro USB Charging Port
    • *External charger recommended for faster charging speeds*
    • Low Resistance Protection
    • Low Battery Warning Indicator
    • High Temperature Protection

    The Kanger Dripbox 160 is a “squonk” kitthat comes with a dual-18650 160-watt box mod, and a 22 mm RDA meant for squonking. A squonk mod or bottom-feeder mod is an e-cig mod that houses a bottle of e-liquid supply onboard and allows you to directly feed e-liquid into the atomizer. The Kanger Dripbox 160 has a similar body shape to the RX200S, but instead of three 18650 batteries, the space that could be designated for a third battery houses a bottle of eliquid. With a simple squeeze of that bottle, the RDA’s coils will get saturated with e-liquid as it’s delivered up through a tube inside the mod and it saturates the coils to the. For lovers of RDAs, this system allows you to vape like you have a vape tank, but with the control and flavor of an RDA.

  • Beautiful design
  • Amazing finish
  • Excellent craftsmanship
  • 8 mL squonk bottle
  • High-quality 22 mm Malestron RDA Included
  • DNA200
  • Cons
  • Battery life could be better
  • Specifications

    • Removable and Replaceable Door Panels
    • Access the Squonk Bottle and Battery
    • 8ml Squonk Bottle
    • Rounded Door Cutout for Squonk Access
    • 6063 T6 Aluminum Chassis
    • Polished
    • Bright Dip Anodized
    • Light and Durable
    • Precision Milled Stainless Steel Buttons
    • Ultra Responsive and High Surface
    • Rounded for More Tactility
    • Stainless Steel 510 Connection
    • Squonk Ready 510
    • 900 mAh FullyMax 3 Cell LiPo
    • 10W Hour
    • 11.1V
    • XT30 Connection
    • Allows for the removal and servicing of battery
    • Solder Free
    • 22mm Diameter
    • Squonk Ready
    • Gold Plated Hollow 510 Connection
    • Solid 510 Connection Included
    • Two 8ml Squonk Bottles Included
    • Two Post Build Deck
    • Single Slot Terminal Per Post
    • 2.5mm by 1.5mm Each
    • Wide Area Phillips Screws
    • 4mm Deep Juice Well
    • PEEK Insulators
    • Dual Slotted Adjustable Airflow
    • 9mm by 1.5mm Each Airslot
    • Single Coil Compatible
    • Adjusted by Knurled Top Cap
    • High Sloped Flavor Condensing Chamber
    • Three Drip Tip Options
    • Delrin and Steel Drip Tip
    • Full Delrin Drip Tip
    • 12mm Bore Competition Delrin Top Cap
    • 304 Stainless Steel Construction
    • Trim and Compact Look

    The Halcyon by Lost Vape is a bonified high-end squonk vape mod kit. Whether it’s the beautiful craftsmanship to the body of the device or the heralded DNA200 board: from top to bottom, this is a system meant for the serious vaper!

    Lost Vape did not skimp on the design of the Malestrom RDA, either. On its own, the Malestrom is a good RDA, but as a squonk RDA it’s even better. No need to drip. Just squonk. And with the 8 mL empty eliquid bottle for squonking, you can get your RDA vape on without ever needing to drip. So if you are not pressed for cash and are looking for a high-quality squonk kit, this is it!

  • Great flavor from the RDA
  • Convenient
  • All-in-one device
  • Very comfortable in the hand
  • Cons
  • Only 5 mL squonk bottle
  • Specifications

    • 5mL Juice Reservoir
    • Single High-Amp 18650 Battery – Not Included
    • Maximum Wattage Output: 80W
    • Temperature Control Range: 200-600F
    • All-In-One Design – Rebuildable Squonker-Style Platform
    • Versatile Temperature Control Module
    • Premium Zinc Alloy Construction
    • Rubberized Paint Finish
    • Stunning Carbon Fiber Inlay
    • Soft Curvature Design
    • Intuitive OLED Display
    • Bottom-Loaded Battery Cover Design
    • Bottom-Feed Juice Design
    • Squeeze Juice Section for Dripping
    • 510 Connection
    • 23 mm Diameter
    • Superior Stainless Steel Construction
    • Two-Post
    • Velocity-Style Design
    • Deck-milled Negatives
    • PEEK Insulators
    • Single or Dual Configurations
    • Fully Adjustable Airflow Control
    • Turbine Curved Widebore Drip Tip
    • Squonk-Ready Hollow Center Pin
    • 510 Connection

    Council of Vapor has joined that squonk world with its Wraith Squonker Kit. Included in the kit is the 80-watt TC single-18650 Wraith squonk mod and the Wraith bottom-fed RDA. In comparison to the Kanger Dripbox 160, CoV’s Wraith squonk system is rock solid in both wattage and temp control modes, is ergonomically and aesthetically more pleasing, and has a hinged bottom door for the bottle and battery that’s altogether better than the Kanger design.

    Best Compact Box Mods

  • Compact size
  • High build quality
  • Easy to navigate menu
  • Choice of 1.2ohm or 0.8ohm coils
  • 5-40W
  • Easy top fill tank
  • Cons
  • Battery life
  • Specifications

    • 1 Vaporizer (5-40W)
    • 1 Tank
    • 1 Standard Atomizer (1.2 Ω)
    • 1 Sub Ohm Atomizer (0.8 Ω)
    • 1 USB Charging Cord
    • 1 User Manual

    The brand new Vapor2 Trinity kit is V2’s exciting entry into the box mod market. The Vapor2 kit features a compact ergonomically designed 40W box mod coupled with a 2ml vape tank (comes with 0.8 and 1.2ohm coils). The box mod itself is one of the smallest on the market, but still feels sturdy and extremely well built. The tank can be refilled easily from the top by removing the delrin top cap. The Vapor2 is perfect for vapers looking for a compact, portable box mod and tank set-up that isn’t bulky, but still chucks clouds with huge amounts of flavor.

  • 36.5mm x 24.2mm x 58.1mm
  • Can fire up to 40w
  • Can fire down to 1ohm
  • TC FOR nI200
  • SS and Titanium
  • 1400m Ah battery
  • Oversized fire button
  • Cons
  • Battery life
  • Specifications

    • Dimensions: 58*36.5*24mm
    • Wattage Range: 5.0W - 40W
    • Temperature Range: 200°F - 600°F / 100°C - 315°C
    • Resistance Range: 0.15Ω - 5.0Ω (VW)|0.1Ω - 1.0Ω (VT)
    • Voltage Range: 0.0V - 9.0V
    • Internal Lithium 1400mAh Battery
    • Zinc Alloy & Stainless Steel Construction
    • 0.49inch OLED Display
    • Output Modes: VW|TC(Ni/TiSS)|TCR
    • Mini Design

    The Target Mini by Vaporesso is yet another well-built ultra-compact vape mod. The Target Mini comes only as part of a kit, which includes the Guardian tank, capable of both sub ohm and mouth-to-lung vaping. The Guardian tank features Vaporesso’s impressive cCell ceramic coil heads, which are full of flavor and known for their longevity. The Target Mini features a 1400mAh battery giving it a respectable battery life for such an ultra-compact vape mod. The Target Mini is also capable of vaping Ni200, Stainless Steel and Titanium coil heads in temperature control mode. If you are looking for a pocket box mod starter kit that can vape both mouth-to-lung and direct lung (sub ohm) then the Vaporesso Mini is an superb choice.

  • 56mm x 35mm x 22mm
  • Carbon fiber chassis
  • Improved chipset
  • 1200 mAh battery
  • Features rapid charging
  • Cons
  • Battery life
  • Specifications

    • 1200mAh Battery Capacity
    • Dimensions: 35mm * 22mm * 56mm
    • Wattage Output Range: 5~40W
    • Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.2ohm
    • Carbon Fiber Grip
    • Premium Rubberized Paint Coat
    • Ultra-Compact Size
    • Three Ramp Modes: Soft|Standard and Power
    • Intuitive LED Display
    • Micro-USB Port
    • 510 Connection
    • Available in Black|Gunmetal|Red|White

    The Mini Volt V2 by Council of Vapor builds on the success of the highly popular Mini Volt V1. The Mini Volt V2 measures a minuscule 56mm by 35mm by 22mm, yet features an improved 1200mAh battery life, faster charging rate, whilst retaining its fetching looks with that gorgeous carbon fiber chassis. The internal chipset has also had a major upgrade and the Mini Volt V2 can be charged in just 90 minutes. The vastly improved features over the original, its compact size and carbon fiber body make this a compact vape mod that is hard to resist.

    Vape Mods Explained

    best box mods

    What is a Vape Mod?

    A vape mod is a power source, essentially a case that contains one or more rechargeable batteries, that supplies electricity to a vaping atomizer. They are also referred to as “vapor mods”. The term “mod” has its origins in the early years of e-cigs, where hobbyist vapers “modified” existing electrical hardware (cases, batteries, wiring, etc.) for custom use as vaping hardware. Now all e-cig power sources are called mods. Box mods are one of two primary types of power sources, with tube mods being the other. (Tube mods vary from small disposable “cig-a-likes,” some with fused atomizers to large cylinders with screw-on connectors for external atomizers.) Almost universally, box mods have a firing switch or button. Press the switch, and the atomizer gets power from the mod and “fires,” vaporizing eliquid with the instantly heated coil. Release the button, and the power is cut off.

    Different Types of Box Mods

    Box mods come in different designs, configurations, and aesthetics. They may be constructed with fixed internal LiPo batteries that recharge via USB cables or with removable Li-Ion batteries that can be recharged either via USB or outside the mod in a dedicated charger. The majority of USB-recharged box mods allow vaping while charging (called “passthrough”), but not all. Removable battery vape mods allow the user to “swap out” drained batteries for fresh, fully-charged batteries. Both types are popular and available.
    A box mod with removable batteries may incorporate one to four rechargeable Li-Ion batteries, although one or two is most common.

    Typically, box mods have a rectangular shape, but this varies from regular boxes with sharp, straight angles to more ergonomic and aesthetic curved designs.

    Box Mods can use any of various regulating chips/boards that vary from providing simple safety protections to more sophisticated functions, such as variable wattage output and temperature control. The second type usually has a display screen that shows information about the settings and functions. Some box mods are designed and made with no chips at all, and occasionally even no soldered wiring, in which case they’re called “mechanical mods.”
    Vape mods (or vapor mods) are made in many sizes and every conceivable design. Materials include plastic, metal, and wood. Colors range from basic black or silver through the entire spectrum, and from simple monochromatic adornment to beautiful works of art.

    Most vaping hardware qualifies as “disposable,” and this includes box mods. Few are designed and manufactured to last forever in actual use. Lifespan varies wildly, from a couple months before they break or stop working to many years of faithful, dependable service.

    Which Vape Mod is Right for you?

    Choosing a the best vape mod for you requires answering numerous questions about your preferences:

    • How much power do I want?
    • How large (or small) do I want my box mod to be?
    • How important to me are the ergonomics and aesthetics of my box mod?
    • How much sophisticated chip technology do I want?
    • How long can I vape between battery recharges?
    • How much am I willing to spend?

    There’s likely to be a box mod available in the marketplace for every combination of responses, so finding the best vape mod to fit your preferences shouldn’t be too difficult

    What are Temperature Controlled Vape Mods?

    Vaping began in 2005 by using fixed voltage power sources exclusively. Around 2011, variable voltage was developed, followed quickly by variable power (wattage).

    Temperature control followed on the heels of those earlier improvements. Temp Control (or TC) is the most recent technological development in vaping chips that emerged initially in 2014 and has quickly become an industry standard feature of most mods.

    Atomizers operate by vaporizing e-liquid with a metal heating element, usually in the form of coiled alloy wire. E-liquid is supplied (or “wicked”) to the atomizer by silica, cotton, or other fibrous cellulose material that goes through or around the coil or coils. If the wick is not sufficiently saturated with e-liquid, the result is “dry hits.” A dry hit not only produces no vapor, but tastes terrible, with either a nasty burnt wick taste or an even more unpleasant hot metallic aftertaste.

    Also, unregulated e-cig mods perform less efficiently as the battery/batteries drain. What starts out as a great-tasting full vape with fresh batteries diminishes over time, providing less flavor and vapor.

    Temperature control addresses both those problems by regulating and controlling the amount of power supplied to the coil. When the coil is not “bathed” sufficiently in e-liquid, it quickly overheats, producing dry hits. Temp control technology doesn’t actually sense temperature — instead, it monitors the changing resistance of the coil, which corresponds to predictable changes in temperature. When the coil begins to overheat, the temp control chip instantly reduces the power, thus preventing the wick from burning and minimizing or eliminating dry hits. If the coil becomes totally dry, power will be completely cut off.

    In addition, temp control provides a consistent vape throughout the power range of the battery drain.

    Most temp control vape mods currently require atomizers to be outfitted with coils using one of three specific wire types — nickel, titanium, or stainless steel. As the technology is improved and refined, however, other wire types, such as Kanthal, Nichrome, or even Tungsten, may be usable with TC.

    TC lets the vaper specify the maximum temperature allowed before temp protection (i.e., instant voltage limitation) activates. The range is typically from 100-300° Centigrade, or 300-600° Fahrenheit. As much power is applied as necessary to maintain the set temperature, but no more.

    Temp control has not been universally adopted by vapers. Those who use TC tend to swear by it, but many other vapers use TC only sporadically or not at all. Since most mods now contain regulating chips, however, and since it’s no more expensive for manufacturers to include temp control technology in their chips, TC has largely taken over the vape mod marketplace.

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    • Chris

      Now this is a very worthwhile piece to read , i find the overwhelming majority of reviewers out there these days to be a major disappointment but you did a very good job on this one.


    • Thanks for the kind words Chris! It took us a while to do this one, so I am glad you enjoyed it.

      • Chris

        Hey, you got to give credit where credit’s due , your reviews are where i have directed people to go when asked for good info on mods and other gear as a matter of fact .

        Love the way you lay it all out as well , very easy to navigate and follow along.

        Keep up the great work my friend.

        • Appreciate you spreading the word! Lots to come over the next few months. We have got some other reviewers on board to review more gear and we will be focusing on making the site quicker and nicer!

      • We wrote you an email, thanks!

        • Alex,should you please send your address and phone number to us,we will send a Favotank for your reviews,look forward your reply,thanks.

    • Doug Huyler

      @akendell:disqus Have you tried the new 200W snow wolf or the IPV3 LI with the 200w firmware upgrade yet?

      • We haven’t tried them yet Doug. We should be getting an IPV3 Li soon, and have heard good things about it so far. We will post a review as soon as we get it!

        • Phillie Mike

          Hey Chris what about the kbox kangertech mini. Its my first mod is it decent?

          • If by kbox mini you are referring to the Kanger Subox, then yes I would say it is a decent little box mod that will fire up to 50W! Also check out the Innokin Disrupter as that is also a good 50W box. Need to add that one to this list!

    • beardsley

      For me, Sigelei 75W Box Mod with Temperature Control is amazing box mod,i’m planning to buy one.Thanks for your review,very useful.

    • Grant

      The e-vic vt is like $70 on vapor nw. I paid $50 for the express kit

    • Nick Jennings

      Very nice round up. I think your list sums it all up as far as mods go. You have listed a device for every type of vapor out there. Myself, having gone through alot of mods…..MVP 2, 20W….iStick 30W, 50W…Sigelei 30W mini…Smok XPro M80 Plus. I have finally settled on a simple but powerful mod. The Sigelei 150W in Royal Blue. I found out that I wanted something with power, replaceable batteries, and a great product. I did read your review of the Sigelei 150W and liked it. You guys are good. Keep up the excellent work.

      • Agree you can’t go wrong with the Sig 150! Thanks for the kind words. Plenty more reviews on the way and a massive overhaul of the whole site soon, so stay tuned!

    • Sam Thomas

      Mine Modz 120 Watt Raptor, cleanest work you will find, a beast of a box around 135.00. A plus is that you can deal with the maker directly instead of having a hundred dollar paper weight after the chinese junk breaks. I have several of those planned obsolescence devices on my desk.

      • Thanks for the info Sam. We will check that one out as haven’t heard of it before!

    • Ryan Sheffield

      Where is the Snow Wolf 200w box mod with temp control? That thing is amazing!

      • Good point Ryan! We haven’t tried it yet ourselves but its on the list to review asap.

      • Jazzywizkid

        I have the Snow Wolf 200w TC. This thing is so fun I can hardly put it down for long. I have the limited edition with the gun metal finish. It also has the updated chip on this model. The first gen snow wolf 200 had some issues that were addressed with the new version. The only cons so far are
        Fingerprints get on the mod too easily constantly wiping them away just to leave more in a few seconds.
        Changes to pulse mode when you turn up the mod sometimes over 150 watts (though I never need that kind of burn anyway even on my dripper) Depending on what your build is also. I’d have to be insane to try it out of a subtank with that kind of wattage

      • Cesa

        I love love love the snow wolf 200w! The only downside is it absolutely CANNOT take a fall! But it is amazing overall!

        • Kali Marie Ann Williams

          Mone worked amazinggg, I loved it knocked it of my laundry basket like a foot and a half to the ground… it worked after and then I went to bed and now it won’t turn on. Any way to go about fixing it?

          • Miket

            I dropped my snow wolf and had a similar problem.
            I found with mine the batteries had bumped the contacts, squashing them slightly, so they would no longer touch correctly. A little, light pull on the contacts to bend them back out slightly, fixed the contact issues and it’s been working fine ever since.
            May not be the problem you are having but worth a try.

      • Zenious

        The snow wolf is lame imo its not actually 200w just 150w DC then it will pulse to simulate the wattage intended over that. Its so heavy too, I felt like my jeans were falling down with it in my pocket xD.

        Get a cuboid they are miles better imo, it will actually go to 200w if your battery and coil setup allow.

        • Jack Bitterman

          The cuboid won’t do 200w either. No dual 18650 mod will do 200w.

          • Zenious

            That depends on your coil ohms and batteries actually, you can’t just say no duel 18650 would because if you have your ohms low enough you can get the watts high enough but it would increase amp draw so batteries would have to be high quality.
            So theoretically you could but most regulated box mods have a minimum ohm safety feature. In reality you could do it on an unregulated boxmod but would put undue strain on the batteries unless you are using new 35 amp cells

            • Daltsy

              I use the Joy tech Cuboid, TFV4 octuplet coil, with dual LG 18650’s and it’s fantastic. The only problem is that the Cuboid has a 25amp capacitor built in to the firmware, so you can’t get an actual 200w with it… Unless someone else has a way, or hopefully joytech addresses this issue. But none the less, I use my setup at 100w, with the coil at 0.19ohms, and I get pretty hearty cloud and flavor.

    • Shelley Clayton

      Thanks for the great info. I have a question I can’t seem to get an answer to. I have the MVP 3.0 and my ohm just flash. What is up with that? Is something wrong with my box?

      • Hi Shellely. I am no too sure tbh, as I haven’t seen that happen before. Does the mod still work or does it just flash and not work? Maybe its not making the proper connection with the tank. Try another and see if that is doing the same thing.

        • U Know

          I assume your using a RDA, regardless it’s because whatever your using is below .2ohms.

    • Taylor Price

      Cherry bomber?

      • Haven’t tried it yet Taylor, but its a mech, so not really my type of box mod.


      What about kangertech subox mini?
      someone can tell me how is it?

    • Piopi

      Where is the kangertech kbox and subox?

    • LordNine

      Obviously, just as with sub-ohm tanks, devices that can power sub-ohm tanks are coming out at a furious pace…Volcano’s Lavatube 3 and LavaBox…Johnson Creeks Vea Elite (which is actually the USA version of the S-Body Mini Torch)…the S-Body Macro by VaporShark and DNA200 (also made by S-Body I believe, who also were the makers of VaporSharks DNA/rDNA mods)…the IPV D2 from Pioneer4You…the Esquare/ Epetite and Tan DNA40 devices by Lost Vape…Snow Wolf v1.5 Limited Edition…the Troca/Alesia and Suprabox from JWell which is beginning it’s inroad to the USA market (btw, don’t forget to check out their sub-ohm coil tanks, the Strada and the Duplx)…and on and on…

      • Thanks for all the tips. We will actually be reviewing some of those devices you mentioned soon, but its hard to keep up with the market right now!

    • Dee

      Can someone help me. I just received my ipv4 S and I’m using it with my kanger subtank mini. I cannot fire up and constantly receive low resistance. Sometimes even the message short. Batteries are legit and fully charged, hit + and – keys to try and set but can’t really get it past. 006. Cleaned the 510 connection as well. Is it the tank itself because I have the Smok TFV4 coming.

      • Have you tried a new coil on the subtank? Could be that the wire inside the coil. Is the tank clean? Could be that liquid got to the connector and that is why you are getting a short.

    • Dee
    • L0udc1ty

      iSticks are pieces of crap. They all crap out after a couple of months.

      • I guess it is one of those products you love or hate. I have heard good things and bad things about it but personally we have had zero issues with the 10/20/30W iSticks. They are very affordable and easy to use. We did take out the 50W device due to production issues but Eleaf have fixed the main issues with the last batches.

    • Jeremoah

      What about the d1

    • Jeremoah

      The d2

      • Waiting to review that one before adding it on to the list! Should have a review up soon.

    • dalton

      So I’m lookin for a box mod with variable voltage/wattage for my wife. I have the ipv4 and she loves it but she thinks its to ugly.. She wants a girly one. Like pink or purple. Anyone know of one?? Thanks guys!

    • Nick Jennings

      Two mods come to mind that you missed. Snow Wolf 200W and iStick TC40W. I really think you should check out the iStick TC40W as its a great TC mod for its price point. Its great for an intro TC device if anything. I really hope to see it on your list soon. Seems like you guys neglected it for some reason. To be honest, I had it and ran my Herakles in TC mode and it was amazing! Flavor and clouds were outstanding. I moved up to my evic vt for battery life and my iStick TC40W was vaped forward to a friend.

      • Hi Nick. Yeap we need to update the article, as there are just so many new mods right now. Hard to keep up, but I will definitely consider the two you mention, as they both seem like great mods. Appreciate your recommendations!

    • Amanda Brewer

      I am trying to decide which mod to get!
      I want to quit smoking! But I haven’t found the right set up (juice included) to satisfy my craving… So someone Please Help!!!
      I am trying to decide between several..
      1.) Kangertech Subox Mini
      2.) Kangertech Subox Nano
      3.) eLeaf iStick 50w
      4.) eVic VTC Mini by JoyeTech
      Or if someone has a better recommendation, please let me know!
      Thank you in Advance!!!

      • Hi Amanda. I wouldn’t get the iStick 50W, as it had some autofiring issues. Any of the other three are solid choices. The Subox Mini has a larger tank than the Nano, but the Nano is slightly sleeker in terms of the design of the box itself. The Evic Mini looks great as well and you can’t go wrong with any of those three you mentioned.

        • mercenarygrip

          What autofiring issues have you heard about, and how common is it? I have the iStick 50w & love it. Haven’t had any trouble at all, and I’ve been using it daily for a few months. But if there are issues I should look out for, I’d like to know.

          • Hey, if you could take a look at our review on the iStick 50W ( you can check the comments. There should also be a link to a reddit thread talking about the issues of the iStick 50W. We did not encounter any issues with our 50W but we do not recommend it to anyone due to the many issues that a lot of iStick 50Ws had.

      • Jules Cote’

        Amanda, I started 2 years ago with the Innokin MVP 20, and still using it! I felt really lucky that this was what I was sold to start with. The benefits of Innokins are they have powerful built in batteries, that charge with a mini usb port. You can also charge your cell phone with it. It fits almost all clearomizers,and tanks. Variable volts/ watts,on off button. Personally I think this is an excellent way to get started. I quit smoking tobacco the same week I began vaping, have never looked back! I’m just now upgrading my experience to the MVP 30 pro, so I can finally try a sub ohm tank.

      • Kelly Foreman

        You can’t go wrong with the eleaf I just 2 ! And it’s only around $ 25 to $ 30 bucks

    • Christopher Salihe Payne

      ” check out our article on “What is a box mod?””…putting that without putting the link isn’t very helpful. Still don’t exactly what one is and don’t feel like searching this site until I find the article.

      • Apologies Christopher. We were going to write the article straight after, but haven’t got around to it yet as we have just been so busy with reviews and other stuff. We should have an article up in the next month or so that will discuss all the types of vaping devices on the market and their pros and cons etc.

    • LucidFeel

      I’ve bought Istick 30W with MELO atomizer and I’m 100% satisfied:

    • Steffan

      I would say this is my favorite mod including TC and everything at the moment, hard to beat

    • WildBorego

      looking for something to use daily. just want to vape for fun really.

      • Wildborego, we only recommend vaping to smokers. Of course you still can vape for fun, but that is your decision and not something we personally recommend.

        • WildBorego


    • dan

      I have a question guys I have a subtank mini kanger starter kit and I want to buy a SMOK TFV4 subtank but i dont know if it will fit on my kanger minibox

    • Dan Hepper

      I have a question guys I have a subtank mini kanger starter kit and I want to buy a SMOK TFV4 subtank but i dont know if it will fit on my kanger minibox

      • Joe

        I am trying to do the same thing….. I was told that SMOK subtank needs WAY more power than then the KBOX mini can deliver. I can’t decide between the Snow Wolf 200w, Sigelei 150 TCS or the SMOK X cube 2. If anyone has opinions

        • They are all great box mods, it all depends on what you need them for and how much money you are willing to pay. In my opinion I would go for the Sig 150W TC or the xCube II as they are a tad cheaper than the Snow Wolf.

      • You will be able to use certain coils on the KBOX Mini using the TFV4 but I would recommend getting a higher wattage box mod to use the TFV4 at its full potential. Check out our TFV4 Coils Guide here:

    • Daniel Smith

      I have the IPV4S and to me it is all I could need. Fingerprints do get on the screen but that’s not a big deal to me. I love it so much I can never put it down. I always have my dripper on it (a mutation x v2) and I can go to 120 with it but I always keep it at around 65 I found is the sweet spot with my coils. To me it could be a little better but im not one to complain I love to see people recognizing it thank you.

    • Bill

      Beginner- MVP20 and Sigelei 30
      Intermediate- MVP Pro kit and IPV 2 mini 70 watt
      Advanced Non Tc- Sigelei 150
      TC High End- SX Mini, Sig 150 TC, IPV3LI and IPV4S, Snow Wolf
      VOX, SMOK , EVIC VT either overpriced (VOX) or JUNK.

    • Chris Batalla

      Yea you have to review the snow wolf 200w 1.5v

      • It is being reviewed as we speak. Should be online end of next week!

        • Meatsquad

          It’s great but my 510 stripped within 2 months and many others have had the same problem.

        • Michael Laughlin

          Have you reviewed the snow wolf1.5 yet I’m really interested to see what you think of the mod

          • Not yet!

            • Jim Leon

              So I’m new here but it looks like it’s been two weeks since the latest response regarding the Snow Wolf v1.5… Any chance there’s a review on it I can’t find?

            • Sadly not, we are currently overhauling the site and quite busy. We will try and review as many products as possible once the new site is online. Sorry for the delay! Here is a review from FCs:

            • John Songer

              1 month before this reply you said it was being done at that time and would be up in a week. I am thinking you no longer have the backing you did before

        • xXDevilsXcryXx

          next week … 4 months later .. no review at all

      • John Songer

        I am guessing that the ipv3 Li didn’t make it because it came out last year? I had the choice to pre-order the snow wolf 1.5 or get it and I am totally happy with the decision. Also, what about the iPV 5? Whole lot better than the Smok devices you listed. Doesn’t it run a very similar chip (if not same one) that the YiHi SX Mini ML Class has?

    • James Giordano

      They forgot Sub box sins this is crazy good best i tried and best i have

    • Ray

      have you review on X Pro Plus (M80)?? need to know its performance~ TQ

      • We haven’t but we heard it had some issues with the temp control originally. Not sure if this has been ironed out yet or now.

    • Ryan Stobart

      Hey guys. I’m looking to do an upgrade. I have the iStick TC40W with an Atlantis V2. The battery life sucks and I’m just not getting quite the flavor out of the combo that I was told I would get. I’m looking for something a lot better, keeping short of rebuilding coils and dripping. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

      • Crown Tank and the Eleaf iStick 100W is a great combo. Our favorite sub ohm tank to date and the iStick 100W is a great no fuss mod if you don’t want temp control.

        If you want temp control it might be worth check a DNA 200 mod:

        The Hotcig or Lavabox both look great so far.

        • Ryan Stobart

          Thanks Chris. Would the crown tank still be a good choice on the lavabox?

          • Yes definitely! It has some great Ni200 coils as well as the standard Stainless steel coils which are fantastic for flavor and vapor.

    • MicroNexie

      Any body know of a good 75W mod that they can recomend?

    • vikypl

      I think there should be also iJoy Asolo 200W, perfect high-end TC mod.

      • Our reviewer Sam has just reviewed it and it had a few flaws to it, hence I haven’t added it. Review will be uploaded soon!

    • Linda Thomas

      Do you not rate VIP products in any way?

      • What do you mean by VIP products?

        • Linda meant the VIP Cig-a-likes and eGo devices.

          Linda: Those devices are really not that effective or publicly obsessed over in comparison to the devices aimed at more experienced users 🙂

          • Ah, okay. Thanks for the heads up, I guess cig-a-likes are still used for smokers picking up on vaping (seeming as you can find them in nearly every shop). To be honest, I think they should be picking up an eGo or some sort of regulated mod to start off with. The vapor, flavor and experience is just that much more than what you get with the cig-a-likes. Thanks Vaperex!

            • Yeah definitely I think cig-a-likes and eGos still make a up a lot of the market due to their wide availability.

              Not a bad thing as the worst they will do is reduce daily cigarette consumption and hopefully tickle new vapers curiosity to the more advanced and effective stuff 🙂

              Anyways, great post – ended up with an Evic Mini!

            • That is very true. Mind you I have a sneaky suspicion that some of the people buying these cig-a-likes expect more of them, thus are disappointed and go back to analogs. I guess you have to want to quit to like vaping. If not you are going to be one of the vape-haters. Thanks for the kind words, good choice! How is it Evic VTC Mini running for you?

            • Tjums

              Oh damn, that little bitch is running dayme gyyyyd!
              – I am running velocity rda, with fused clapton coil, and it is my fav regulated mod, to ma velocity! 😀

    • Bjørnar Berntsen

      You should check out the foggin sailor mods from Norway, he makes custum made mods they are awesome.

    • Steffan South

      For beginners, the k anger tech subox nano is nice, it doesn’t come with a battery so be prepared for that, but 70 for a sub ohm box mod that allows temp control all the way from 0.1-50 in .1 increments really isn’t bad. It’s my first sub ohm piece I’ve owned and I’m learning on it about temps, taste, clouds and coils on it. I always used to assume a higher temp was better, now with this piece I’m finding out more of the intricacies that different temps play on your vaping experience. Personally I use Charlies chalk dust dream cream and Cut wood bird brains (fruity pebbles flavor) on my box, box vape extremely nicely and the flavors are amazing

    • Ron Towers

      mODrmODZ has some pretty unique form factor designs for the DNA200, U.S. modder

    • Nytrx

      Fuchai 200w by sigelli is out and is crazy cheap n simple. Review!

      • Thanks for the heads up, it’s on the list with about 50 other box mods, lol.

        • Nytrx

          Busy busy, just picked up an ipv3li as my big boy mod n chucked the crown on it. Hopefully was the best choice. Early Xmas prezzy n all lol.

    • DLTtoday

      I’m thinking very hard about the eifel T1. But I’m running on a very low vape budget and can’t afford to make a poor decision and regret it in a month.
      If I get it I’ll be running the T1 with a herakles tank and a Delta 2 I’ve just started building coils for.

      Is there another high wattage box I should be considering for 50$(ish) as opposed to the T1?

      • DLTtoday

        Just had a friend call me up and tell me his screen went out on his T1 after only 3 weeks.
        How bout the , Sigelei Fuchai 200w?

        • Haven’t tried the Fuchai yet, but it is from Sigelei, so you can’t go wrong with it.

      • Sigelei 150W TC, iPV3 Li, Sigelei 150W, iStick 100W, Cool Fire IV Plus. There is a few to mention, some of them are over the $50 budget but they are great mods for bargain prices.

    • Ron

      Based on the reviews im thinking about getting a Koopor Plus with a Crown Uwell tank and i would like to know if this would be a decent combo. I was also wondering if you have done a review or tried Twelve Vapor?

      • Perfect combo! No we have not yet, soon maybe? Enjoy your new vape.

    • Todd

      I am trying to decide to get a freemax starre or a uwell crown tank dual coil and what mod would go great with it

      • Hey Todd, personally I would go for the Uwell Crown with a Koopor Plus, iStick 100W, Coolfire IV Plus, Sigelei Fuchai or the Sigelei 150W TC.

        • Corbin Smith

          Also try the Wismec RX200. Its a 200W device with temp control takes 3 18650 batteries. it might look like a big mod but it fits in the hand perfect. i have small hands and it feels good. And the best part about this device is that its only round $50.

    • James Franklin

      How about the rx200 from jaybo 45 bucks ft xmas code beats all!!!!!!!!!!!! Got a rta for you all to check out vctm from vaporz clouds builders dream with a 25mm and 30 mm decks .25 and .30mm holes in velocity style deck. Marry christmas to u and you’re family

      • Review for the RX200 coming soon, Merry Christmas to you too!

    • Lou Rankin Jr

      I’ve got a decent collection of these tanks and a few mods as well now. Been vaping since June and love the reviews on this site the way they’re done. Love that you test most coils and let everyone know where the flavor sweet spot is.

      (Most of)My collection: (FAVE)Smok X Cube 2(Black), Snow Wolf 200W, Sigelei 75W, Cloupor Mini Plus(White), (FAVE)TFV4 Mini,(Bl.), (FAVE)Crown Tank(Bl. & SS), TFV4(SS), iSub G, Zephyrus(plan to get Bl. V2!), UD Bellus, Atlantis V1&2, Herakles, Arctic, Phantom Micro, Hatrick Tank, Mutation X V4 & XS Mini, Atty3, Doge XV2, Tobeco Zorro & Vector, PSO Swirlfish, & HellBoy(clone). Also have tons of Wire, cotton, and TONSof tank coils lol. Along with TONS n TONS of eliquid! Thats just 6 months worth on small budget, would have lot more if I made more $$…

      • Thanks for the kind words, that is a good amount of vape gear you have there! Enjoy!

        • Lou Rankin Jr

          Thanks! Ordered my Zephyrus V2 when coupon sales were happening for Xmas! Can’t wait!! Think you’ll review that one or is it pretty much like the V1 so there’s not really a need to…?

          • Have not tried it yet, have so many products that still need to be reviewed and I am not sure when the review will go live.

    • Chris Hudson

      You should also try out the hexohm v2.1 it’s a beast and goes well with the smok tfv4 minI and the sextuplet or quad coil

      • Looks awesome, will try and check it out! Thanks for the heads up!

    • Brian BigSkip Skipper

      What about the RX200…. I LOVE mine with a TFV4 Quad coil @ 120w!!

      • We will be adding a few new mods this week.

        • Corbin Smith

          i just got the RX200 today and a wotofo rda and im also using my kanger subtank mini on it and its the best vape i ever had. im really surprised the RX200 isnt on here. Its a 200W mod with temp control and its like $50 in my opinion its a very great price for it.

    • Adam Villegas

      Also the kangertech Kbox 200 wasn’t on the list? Only mod that is TC on NiCr. Have not tried it yet, but how about a review?

      • Its on the review queue, once reviewed it will go up on this list.


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    • Max Mensur Kahrimanovic

      I own Apollo Reliant 60 W TC and Phazer sub tank.I must admit sub tanks is not for me. I’m vaping almost 4 years now, and after I tried this combination above, I was quite disappointed.
      Started with severe cough, even worse than I smoked long time ago.
      Anw, I want go back to Aspire Nautilus Mini tank.
      My question is (maybe stupid):
      -can I use Apollo Reliant 60 W TC and if yes, how? Which settings?
      I know, Apollo uses 1,8 Ohm BVC coils but I can’t adjust Ohm..I can adjust temp. and wat’s..

      Greetings from Sweden.

      • Hi Max. Yes unfortunately “sub ohm vaping” isn’t for everyone. At least you now know it isn’t for you! If you are vaping the Nautilus on the 1.8 ohm coil, take a look at the wattage recommendation on the coil packs and use the Reliant in wattage mode at the suggested recommended wattage. If there are no recommendations start at around 5W and gradually go up to whatever is enjoyable for you (I’d guess around 10W is good, maybe slightly higher).

        • Max Mensur Kahrimanovic

          HI Chris
          Thank you for your fast response. Actually, one of your article here where you explaining everything about sub ohm vaping, helped me find a reason for my cough. I guess, I was in that mood where I don’t want admit that sub tanks isn’t for me at all.
          Thx again.

    • Jess

      What is the best beginner mod for big clouds?

    • Michael Abrams

      Looking for a less conspicuous, single battery mod in the 75-90w range for work and car. Options look like Evic mini, IPV D3, Sigelei Spark, Wismec Presa, etc. Any favorites among these? The

      • D3 and the Evic mini are the only ones I have tried so far, both great mods.

      • Shaun

        I am currently using the D3 mod topped with an Aspire Cleito tank. The whole setup is only about the height of a can of beer but it throws clouds like nobody’s business. The battery life has been much better than anticipated. Even when I’m chain vaping, usually a fresh battery will last all day.

        • Awesome set-up, I actually have our Cleito on the black Innokin Coolfire IV Plus. Sadly does not reach the 90W range you are looking for but a great mod nonetheless.

      • Sean Heihn

        Eleaf iStick Pico is pretty good, only 75W though. It’s tiny, only a little bit bigger than the Artery Nugget, which I also have, but has a replaceable 18650 battery, which is great when many mini/micro mods have none replaceable batteries. Granted I’ve only had it a day and only used it with Aspire Nautilus and K1 tanks, looking to buy a sub-ohm RBA soon.

    • BMD58

      No HCigar tc200?

    • James420

      HΩ Wrecker G2 151W TC box ?

    • Max

      Hey Vaping360,

      Waiting for the updated list…. Thanks!

    • trucked1

      Did you forget about the itaste MVP 3 Pro? I think it is one of the best out there for a 60W mod.

    • Tugboat DNA 200?

    • Matt

      The snow wolf 1.5 is one of my favorite boxes and I own DNA 200s vapor flask ect.

      The snow wolf packs a punch .

    • Tommy Brindisi

      When the SX Mini Q drops, definitely add it to the “High End” selection of the list. New Yihi chipset (SX450) & finally a series box with no extension tube from them!

    • jumpdfuckupmax .

      Please do a review on the twisted messes box mod. I’m lovin’ your site guys! More power! Thanks!

    • Honeygramaw 57

      Dude, I clicked the link because it said squonk boxes where listed! NOT! Bummer!

    • Nishant

      Awesome compilation. Definitely very useful for a first timer. What’s your opinion on the following? Please note that I am a noob and have NO experience. I’d prefer to go for a starter kit at the moment for this reason, buy the juice and hit the ground running.

      1. Smok Micro One Starter Kit

      2. Joyetech Cuboid Mini 80W TC Starter Kit

      3. Innokin Cool fire4 Plus

      4. Kanger Topbox Mini Starter Kit

      5. Joyetech eVic VTC Mini (with CUBIS or Tron?)

      • Thanks Nishant! Personally I do not like the SMOK Micro One kit.

        Here are my favorites:

        1. Innokin Coolfire IV Plus Kit
        2. Joyetech eVic VTC Mini + Cubis
        3. Joyetech Cuboid Mini 80W TC

        I personally do not like the others mentioned.

    • Saif Adel

      I have a reuleaux rx200 using it with a smok tfv4 and 3 samsung 18650 batteries but the problem is that they get empty pretty fast is that normal?

      • How fast are we talking here?

        • Saif Adel

          About getting to half full in about 30 minutes of vaping

    • Bob

      what is a better mod the wismec rx200 or X cube 2 and what is the better tank for them

    • SNOWWOLF 218!!!
      Pioneer4you IPV 6X!!!

    • Kim

      Did my comment get deleted?

      • I just checked, there have been no comments that have been deleted on this article.

    • What do you recommend for beginners? Do you think the Tesla Wood would do the trick?

    • Catt

      Hey so I just purchased the crown tank I love it ! But o have the beginners Eleaf 50w so I can’t really vape as high as I want to with all the coils they offer. Any suggestions of a great box mod for a great value. Thanks !!

    • John douch

      Can I smoke meth our of my to become mini super tank?

    • John douch


    • John douch

      Can I smoke meth out of my tobeco mini super tank

    • Alex do you think a 100w box mod would be too much for a beginner? Or should I stick to 50w or less?

    • Amanda

      Chris, you and Alex did a great job with these reviews. I’ve tried many of these box mods and this is very accurate. Awesome.