Best Vapes
June 29, 2018

Best Pod Vapes & Mini Vapes 2018

For a smooth transition into vaping, pod vapes are your best bet. Simple, compact and easy to use, even for smokers.
1st Place
JUUL
JUUL

The best choice for beginners and smokers. Lightweight, stealthy, and satisfying. With superior performance and a patented anti-burn technology, the JUUL is unsurpassed.

Runner-Up
Suorin Drop
Suorin Drop
Runner-Up
Aspire Breeze 2
Aspire Breeze 2

What’s the best vape for beginners or if you want to quit smoking? It's gotta be pod vapes! Like the JUUL, these mini vapes are small and simple to use. They’re the perfect starter kits. The thing is, now there’s an exhausting amount of these little vape devices on the market. It can be difficult to know which ones are worth purchasing. We've simplified it for you. Of the scores of pods vapes we've tested, this is our list of the best.

PRE-FILLED
JUUL

JUUL

The JUUL is the top choice for smokers that want to quit. It hits like a cigarette with five accurate prefilled flavors. With a simple one-step setup, satisfaction is on demand. Featuring an automatic draw with a quality tech that prevents dry hits, JUUL is number one for performance, simplicity, and reliability.

RE-FILLABLE
Suorin Drop

Suorin Drop

Satisfying and stunning, the Suorin Drop pod vape is manufactured by renowned Foxconn. Perfect for pocket carry, the Drop is slim but solid. The leak-resistant pods are easy to fill with vape juice and its tight draw mimics smoking. It can be vaped while charging and its low vapor output make it stealthy and discreet.

RE-FILLABLE
Aspire Breeze 2

Aspire Breeze 2

The Aspire Breeze 2 is stout and durable with a long-lasting battery. It is button activated and takes replacement coils of three resistances for low or high nicotine vaping, and the easy-to-fill pods are leak free. One of the few pod vapes with adjustable airflow, the Breeze 2 is customizable to your preferred vape.

RE-FILLABLE
Suorin Air V2

Suorin Air V2

The Suorin Air V2 is a thin and lightweight pod vape with an innovative credit card size design. Its 2 mL refillable pods are ideal for filling with your own nic salt e-juice, and it's got an easy draw with notable flavor. Featuring an off/off switch for battery conservation, the Suorin Air V2 is modest and convenient.

RE-FILLABLE
SV Mi-Pod

SV Mi-Pod

The Mi-Pod is an intriguing little pod vape with refillable pods concealed in a c-frame sleeve. The draw and flavor are smooth like a hookah that makes more vapor than its competition despite its small size. Available in a wide range of designs and colors, the Mi-Pod also has a built-in wrist lanyard for easy carrying.

RE-FILLABLE
Justfog Minifit

Justfog Minifit

The Justfog Minifit is the tiniest mini vape on the market with a shape almost indistinguishable from a USB stick. It's operated by a clicky fire button and the Minifit has a tight draw just right for your nic salt e-juice. The tiny size and mess-free refill system make the Justfog Minifit reliable and super stealthy.

RE-FILLABLE
Smok Infinix

SMOK Infinix

The SMOK Infinix is like a refillable JUUL. It's practically leak-free and has an automatic and very tight draw. It has one of the fastest charge times at under 25 minutes, and it supports pass-thru charging. Its diamond-shaped body is easy to hold, and the mouthpiece tapers down to an ergonomic shape for the lips.

What is a pod vape?

What is a pod vape?-Infographic

A pod vape is a mini vape based on a two-part system: a pod filled with vape juice that snaps into a small battery. They're available in pre-filled or refillable designs. Some will have power buttons but often they're automatic -- meaning you just take a drag on them to make vapor.

Most pod vapes, also referred to as pod mods, vape pods, mini vapes or pod systems, were designed for smokers transitioning into vaping. Many smokers say they’re the best devices for quitting smoking, even more than the original vape pens.

Refillable vs pre-filled pod systems

Every pod system can be sorted into two categories: refillable and pre-filled. Each style comes with their own pros and cons. When purchasing a pod system, it ultimately comes down personal preference.

  • Refillable pod systems: give you more freedom in terms of flavor. Also known as open-system vapes, these devices utilize empty pods that are manually filled by the user. The main advantage to them is that you have a wider range of flavors at your disposal.
  • Pre-filled pod systems: also referred to as or closed system vapes, are non-refillable pod vapes that use cartridges, known as pods, pre-filled with e-liquid. The main advantage is not having the complication of choosing the right e-liquid and the convenience of not having to fill them yourself.

Who should use pod vapes?

  • Smokers that want to quit appreciate their simplistic design and satisfying method of delivering nicotine. They also enjoy their cigarette-like draw.
  • Experienced vapers find that they make great companions to their larger vaping setups, especially for mouth-to-lung vapers.
  • Stealth vapers gravitate towards these mini vapes for their compact size and discreet cloud production.

Benefits of pod vapes

  • Simple & easy to use
  • Smallest mini vape available
  • Designed for vaping to quit smoking
  • Low e-liquid consumption
  • Instantly change flavors
  • Easy to maintain
  • Tight draw (comparable to that of a cigarette)
  • Discrete
  • Minimal vapor production

Pod systems offer many advantages over other vaping devices. The main ones being convenience and simplicity. They’re easy to use, making them more appealing to ex-smokers who don’t want to be bombarded with technical features.

There are other benefits to pod vaping that even experienced vapers can appreciate. For example, switching flavors is easier than before. Just pop in a different pod and go.

If you want to conserve e-juice, a pod vape is your best bet. They use less e-liquid in a day, which is more cost effective and harm reducing. Additional benefits include their MTL-style draw, not having to build coils and the other maintenance required for other vapes.

Downsides of pod vapes

  • Small battery capacity
  • Limited vapor production
  • Limited flavor selection
  • Can be more expensive

Pod systems are great for smokers but come with a few disadvantages. Due to their compact size, they have less battery capacity than a regular vape mod. Other downsides include a limited (but growing) flavor selection and a higher price tag.

How to use a pod vape

  1. Make sure the battery is fully charged. If it isn’t, plug it in and charge it first.
  2. If you’re using a refillable pod vape, remove the plug/seal, and fill it up with the e-liquid of your choice.
  3. Allow at least 5-10 minutes for the juice to settle to be absorbed fully into the wick.
  4. Insert the pod firmly into the device. If your pod vape has an on/off function, make sure it's on.
  5. If your pod vape is draw activated, then go ahead and take a puff as if it were a regular cigarette. If it has a fire button, hold it while inhaling, but don’t press it beforehand.

That’s it. Enjoy your vape. To get the most longevity out of your pods, never vape them when they're empty or you can run the risk of a burnt coil. Once the liquid is almost gone, refill it or dispose of it. (You can usually get about a week or two out of a refillable vape pod before needing to replace the coil... depending on how often you use them.)

What e-juice is best to use for refillable pods?

Nicotine salt e-liquid — most commonly used for pod vapes, introduced and popularized by the JUUL.
Other e-liquids — Any e-liquid that has at least 50% PG content. Typically, 50/50 VG/PG ratios work best. Some pod vapes however will work well with higher VG based e-liquid.