Vape kits have certainly had a great year in 2019, with their popularity going from strength to strength. With Winter just around the corner, and year slowly drawing to a close, we thought it high time to look at 14 of the best vape kits to hit the market this year.
JWell Traxx Box Mod Kit
The Traxx Box Mod Kit from JWell is a mod that’s perfect if you’re looking for a sleeker box vape. It’s a 180-watt device powered by two 18650 batteries that load from the side, covered my rubberised magnetic grips that snap onto place. You’ll find the screen on top, which makes the settings and adjusting just a little easier. Unlike most mods on this list the Traxx comes with an RDA atomizer instead of a glass tank, which, coupled with a fire limit of .2ohm, enables powerful cloud production and intense flavours. Using an RDA usually means you’ll need to constantly drip juice to your wick, but that’s not the case with the Traxx as it comes built with a bottom feeding pin for squonking.
The Traxx comes in 3 colours: Black, Orange, and Blue. Kits come with the mod, the Traxx RDA, and a user manual. Prices start at £39.99.
Purge Mods Ally Pod Kit
The Ally Pod Kit is a lot of class built into a 45.5x20.5x86mm body. The resin panel doors, like the Swell, are interchangeable. The mod is pure metal alloy, adding to its luxe, premium feel. But what truly sets the design of this mod apart is the flip top cap that—aside from giving the mod a nice vintage lighter feel—protects the drip tip from dust. It can fire at max levels of 30w, which you can toggle up to by 1w increments. You can control the airflow by twisting the ring cap.
The Ally comes in 3 original colours: SSK Black, Stainless, and Heat Treated. Each kit comes with the mod and a USB cable. Unfortunately the kit doesn’t come with the refillable pods, but at Superior Vapour we toss one in for free. Price starts at £59.99.
OBS Cube Kit Mini
If you’re looking for a mod that’s not your typical box shape, then look no further than the OBS Cube Mini. This mod sits nicely between full vape mods and simple pod mods. There is no screen or variable settings. The ergonomic, rectangular shape fits nicely in the palm of your hand, the resin panels and drip tip are styled to match. It’s built with a considerable 1500mAh rechargeable and intelligent battery that adjusts power depending on the coil you use. It fires nearly instantaneously—no ramping up, just hits up to 25w.
The Cube Mini comes in matte black accented in Aurora, Poppy, Starry, Elf, or Sunset colours. Each kit gives you the mod, a 2ml OBS Sub Mini tank, a 1.4ohm and .6ohm coil, an extra glass tube, and a bag of spare o rings. Price starts at £39.99.
Geekvape Aegis Solo
The Solo is rated IPX67, so it’s waterproof, shockproof, and dustproof. It’s perfect if you’re drawn to the indestructibility of the Legend, but want it in smaller package. The texture on this mod is all Aegis, with the rubberised, silicone body and stitched leather. It houses a single 18650 battery, as opposed to the bulkier 21700 you see in a lot of newer mods. The Solo delivers considerable variable wattage, going up to 100w in .1 increments.
The Solo comes in a variety of colours that contrast beautifully against its black body: Black, Red, Gunmetal, Green, and Orange. The price starts at £35. Inside the kit you’ll get Geekvape’s popular Cerberus tank, two .3ohm mesh coils, a spare glass tube and O-rings, as well as an extra charging port door.
VooPoo Drag 2 Kit
The Drag 2 is one of 2019’s best box-type mods, and the new addition to the Drag family performs as well as its older sibling, while being ¼ lighter. Like the Solo it runs on 18650 batteries, but unlike the Aegis mod it runs on two. The Drag 2 is user-friendly, and perfect for experienced vapers and newbies alike. There are 3 new modes that come with the Drag 2. If you don’t want to fiddle with the settings--or don’t quite know how to yet--you can set it to operate at Battery Saving, Best Flavour, or Best Cloud Production.
The Drag 2 comes in 8 colourful and hazy panel designs its predecessor has become known for: Flame, Island, Scarlet, Aurora, Dawn, Ink, and Puzzle. Price starts at £51.99. The kit comes with a UForce T2 Sub-Ohm Tank, a .4ohm U2 Dual coil and .2ohm N3 Triple Mesh coil, a replacement glass tube, and O-rings.
Smok Morph 219
The latest entry from one of the vaping industry’s most prolific manufacturers, the Morph 219 stands apart from its siblings with a huge 48mm, full HD colour touchscreen. The fire button is basically a full touch bar on one side of the device--it can’t get more accessible than this. At 44*30.2*84.5mm it’s quite chunky, and can support up to 28ml tanks without any overhang. It houses a powerful IQ-S chip, which cuts down fire time to less than a millisecond. But the Morph 219’s most unique feature is lock screen protection, a nifty little trick protects you against theft and nosy housemates.
The Morph 219 comes in Red, Gold, Blue, Rainbow, and Chrome, and retails for around £50. Each kit comes with a 2ml TFV-Mini V2 Tank, a Smok V2 and V1 .15ohm coils, and a glass tube replacement.
Apollo Ohm Go
The Ohm Go packs a whopping 1900mAh battery, which is built with an intelligent system that automatically adjusts wattage based on coil resistance. It has an impressive firing range of 5w to 50w. Apollo is well-known for making devices that deliver strong DTL hits, and the Ohm Go isn’t any different. The mod is sleek and just the perfect size for a vape pen--not overly long or chunky. The body is coated with a rubberised finish, a nice departure from other vape pens that are usually made of stainless steel or some type of metal alloy.
The Ohm Go comes in only in black, with two red stripes running down the middle of the mod. Each kit comes with a 1ohm and .5ohm coil, a 3ml tank with a Pyrex drip tip. It retails for £44.95.
Innokin Proton Plex 235 W Kit
As the name suggests, the Proton Plex ramps up to a huge 235w, making it an instant hit with many experienced vapers this year. The mod’s massive power is fuelled by two 18650 batteries, the colour display screen is large and customisable and there’s a neat little physical toggle button to control the settings. To fire, you just need to squeeze the mod’s firing bar.
The Proton Plex comes in 3 colours: Gun Metal, Black, and Rainbow. It retails for around £71, which makes it the priciest mod on this list. As a premium-priced kit, it comes with a lot of hardware: a .36ohm Plexiglass Scion tank, a .15ohm coil, a spare glass tube, an extra drip tip, spare O-rings, and a vape band.
Vandy Vape Swell Kit
From vaping YouTuber Tony B comes another project: the much anticipated Vandy Vape. It comes from the same manufacturer who produced the Jackaroo, which boasted a hardiness that can rival Aegis mods. While the Vandy Vape may not be as tough, it’s no less impressive, and is still waterproof. The resin doors are magnetised and interchangeable, so you can mix and match designs. Powered by dual 18650 batteries, it can fire up to 110w. But its most stand out feature may be the incredible smart feature that lets you control it via Bluetooth.
Each kit comes with a Swell tank, a single and a triple .15ohm mesh coil, and a 3ml glass tube. Pricing for the Swell kit starts at £52.99. As you can see above, the mod comes in a wide array of colours and door patterns--they even have a UK flag design.
The Caliburn is as simple as vaping can possibly get, which is the main reason for its massive popularity. Even experienced, mech mod-wielding vapers can appreciate the solid flavours from this slim, pod mod. The Caliburn allows for both auto draw and button firing, which is impressive given its lean build. The pods are easily refilled and the mouthpiece is sleek--you don’t have to nearly unhinge your jaw like with some bulky tanks. Plus, there’s a chimney window on the side which allows you to check for juice levels. The 520mAh battery can run out fast for heavy vapers, but it also charges fairly quickly.
The Caliburn comes in metallic sheens of Grey, Red, Iris Purple, Black, Pink, and Blue, and sells for around £18 to £25. The kit comes with 2 2ml replaceable pods with built-in 1.4ohm coils.
As is with the Caliburn, the Aspire AVP is a sleek little pod mod that punches above its weight in flavour and vapour production. In terms of design it’s probably in a category of its own, looking like the keys to a car. Although the shape may look odd, the mod sits squat in the palm of your hand. It houses a built-in 700mAh battery, and can charge to full from zero as fast as 35 minutes. Unlike other pod mods, the AVP is built with some variable wattage: 8w, 10w, and 12w.
The AVP comes in Orange, Rainbow, Grey, Black, Chrome, Lime, Purple, and Red. Each kit comes with a lanyard and 2 2ml Nichrome 1.2ohm coil pods--but you can also purchase a 1.3ohm variant separately. Price starts at £29.99.
Smok Nord Vape Kit
The Nord is amongst the most impressive pod systems coming out of 2019. With a 1100mAh battery, it easily outclasses both the Aspire and Caliburn in terms of battery life. You can vape for up to 9 hours without needing to charge. It features an incredible 38 gorgeous patterned designs, so there’s a ton of variety if you’re looking for bright and boldly designed mods. The pod loads from the side through a slot that’s secured by a plug, which nicely reduces the risk of leaks--an unfortunate con for many pod mods.
In the image above you can see all the colour variations of the Nord. Each kit comes with 1 2ml pod which you can fit with a .6ohm or 1.4ohm coil, but you can also purchase a .8ohm and .6 dual coil separately.
VZone Preco Kit Plus
Where the Preco One comes with a built-in 1400mAh battery, as is standard for a wide swathe of vape pens, the VZone Preco Plus brings the 80w power of mech and box mods to the table with a massive 18650 battery. This gives the Preco Plus the ability to regulate output based on the coil you attach onto the mod. Plus, it comes with protections against overheating, surge, short-circuiting, and low voltage--features you’d typically see on a regulated mod.
The VZone Preco Plus comes in Blue, Gun Metal, and Stainless Steel. It also comes with a colourful acrylic drip tip, which makes the reusable tank look like your typical sub ohm tank. Price starts at £18.99.
SMOK Stik V9 Max Kit
The Stik V9 Max packs on of the most powerful, intelligent batteries you’ll see on a vape pen. At 4000mAh, a single charge can easily last heavy users half a day. You can also continue vaping while charging the unit, which is perfect because as an unregulated mod, its performance and voltage output relies directly on battery life. The system comes with surge and low voltage protection. One more thing that sets it apart is its considerably wider bubble-type tank, which lets you pack more e-liquid than other vape pens.
The Stik V9 Max comes in Blue, Red, 7-Colour, Gold, Black, and Stainless Steel. Price starts at £21.99. The kit gives you a Mini V2 S1 and S1 coil, both of which come with .15ohm coils, and a bubble tank with a massive 8.5ml capacity.