What’s the best vape for beginners or if you want to quit smoking? It’s gotta be pod vapes! Like the JUUL, these competitor mini vapes are small and simple to use. 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.
The SMOK Nord can be used with its 1.4-ohm coils for MTL vaping, but where it shines is with its high-performing 0.6-ohm mesh coils designed for direct lung inhales. The Nord is available in six gorgeous cobra-patterned color configurations and comes with a 1100 mAh battery, and pods that fit 3 mL of e-liquid.
The Lost Vape Orion is the first pod system to house a DNA chipset. It fires up to 40 watts and comes with 2-mL refillable pods and a 950-mAh battery. With EScribe compatibility, adjustable airflow and pod options for both direct-lung and mouth-to-lung vaping, the Orion is the most versatile pod system out there.
The EQ by Innokin is a refillable pod system that caters to fans of a tight, strictly-MTL type of draw. It implements Plexus technology for better flavor and longer coil life. For a warmer vape, you can also turn on Boost Mode without worrying about battery life; the EQ’s 800 mAh will easily get you through the day.
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.
SV’s updated Mi-Pod is a reliable, compact and lightweight kit. It comes with great battery life, a solid 2 mL capacity and a satisfying restricted-lung draw. Its pods last for a long time, and there are countless color options to choose from. Add in SV’s solid customer support, and you got yourself a winner.
The Kwit Stick is both prefilled and refillable. No hacks needed! Refill the 1 mL pods with Kwit nic salt juice, or you can use your own. The Kwit Stick is a lightweight device that fully charges in only 20 minutes with up to 100 puffs per charge. The vape is warm and the draw is loose, but it’s still got a similar hit to a cigarette.
The Eleaf ELVEN is a super-portable pod system with an innovative airflow design. Inserting the pod on the one side gives a tight MTL draw, while inserting it on the other side adds a bit of airflow, making it an airy MTL. The ELVEN weighs only 24 grams and is powered by a 360 mAh battery. It ships with two 1.6-ohm pods that fit 1.6 mL of e-liquid.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
Nicotine salt e-liquid — most commonly used for pod vapes, introduced and popularized by the JUUL vape.
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.