12 Best Box Mods & Vape Mods of 2017


Best Vape and box Mods for 2017Which Box MOD Is The Best? We Take A Look At Our Top Picks For 2017

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Updated January 2017:

2016 saw the vaping industry boom with new advances in e cig technology and the vape mod is undoubtedly one category that has been at the forefront of this movement.

This is fantastic news for us, the vaper. If you have found this page then you are no doubt looking for the best box mod available which is what we are going to show you today.

Now before you jump in and buy a box mod (or vape mod depending on what you call them) you need to ask yourself a few questions as not all box mods will suit all vapers.

For new vapers: Just because you’ve seen a MOD with a 200W power output doesn’t mean this is the best box mod or more importantly the best vape MOD for you.

If you know a little about box mods then just scroll down the the products themselves!

There are many ways of approaching what would be the ideal device for you.

The first is considering what kind of vaper you are and what you expect to do with your box mod.

Are you looking to move on from Vape Pen/ EGO style e cigarettes?

Do you use normal tanks/clearomizers such as (or similar to) the Aspire Nautilus, Kanger Aerotanks, Genitanks or EVODS and plan to continue with these?

If so then you really don’t need a 200W box mod. Our list starts at 30W and while these will still be overkill in terms of power output, the build quality and battery life are the big selling points and the features that will benefit you most.

It’s worth noting care needs to be taken if going for higher wattage devices, set the power too high and your coils will burn and of course be ruined.

Are you using sub ohm tanks (Subtank/Cleito/TFV8)?

Or wanting to explore sub ohm vaping but don’t want to build your own RDA’s?

If so you will need a box mod capable of handling coil resistances lower than 1.0 ohm. Most of the popular sub ohm tanks use coils around 0.2-0.5 ohms.

Double check the coil resistance of your tank before buying a box mod to be sure they are compatible. All of the devices below are sub ohm capable.

I use a mix of tanks one of which is the Aspire Nautilus X. This is mainly used when I’m going out as the performance is good yet it doesn’t spit out the clouds that a sub ohm tank.

I for one don’t want to be blowing out humongous clouds when I’m out in a bar!

70% of my use is with sub ohm tanks around the 25-45W mark depending on the tank I am using. This is perfect for me and will likely be where a high percentage of sub ohm vapers will sit.

There are sub ohm tanks that come with 0.15-0.3 Ohm coils (Aspire Cleito, SMOK TFV8, Geekvape Eagle) and to get the best out of them they need to be used at a higher wattage, around 50-75W and even upto 200W+.

So if you can see yourself using coils in this range then be sure to buy a box mod with enough power.

Or are you in the more advanced bracket of vapers that uses drippers almost exclusively?

This is still kind of similar to the advice given for sub ohm tank users above. You will need a device with a high wattage output that can handle low resistance builds.

Although if you are at this level then you likely know this already. It all depends on what resistance you are building at.

Integrated Battery or replaceable?.

  • Do you want a device that has a built in battery and you simply recharge using a USB cable?
  • Or do you want a box mod with a removable battery?

There is absolutely nothing wrong with buying a unit with an integrated battery (these are some of my favorite devices) but they are in essence disposable products.

When your battery dies the whole unit needs replacing. This sounds worse than it is in reality. Under normal use a Lithium Ion battery should last a long long time although performance will degrade slightly over time.

You will most likely be well on to your net shiny new box mod before the current one dies a death.

The other option is a box mod with removable batteries.

This allows you to just replace the battery when it dies or decreases in performance rather than replacing the whole MOD.

Most box mods, if not all, require you to buy batteries separately and if you don’t have a suitable charger then you will also need one of these. The most popular size of battery used is a 18650.

You will also (definitely) need to learn what batteries are suitable for each device. I can’t state how important that is! Read our guide on batteries for sub ohm vaping here.

So there are lots of things to be clear with before making that purchase. If you are new to sub ohm vaping please read our beginners guide to sub ohm vaping here if that’s the direction you want to go.

So back to our box mod guide, this is simply going to break down into two sections.

  1. Box mods upto 20-40W
  2. Box Mods 50-70W
  3. Box Mods 80W+

All of the box mods in the list below are regulated devices, meaning that they all have built in safety features. If we have missed out your favorite vape mod leave a comment below and let us know what it is!

Top Choice 20-40W Box Mods

Apollo Nano Micro Kit – 50W

Apollo Nano Micro Vape modThe Apollo Nano Micro vape mod has that name for a reason. One of the smallest mods on the list, standing at 3.5″ tall. For such a small package this Apollo mod still packs a punch.

Featuring a 50W maximum power output and temp control it offers most vapers more than enough for their vaping needs.

This Nano Micro also features a 1200 mAh battery, not the biggest for sure but should see you through a few hours of vaping.

It’s a solid little mod that is perfect for those wanting something more discreet.


  • 50W
  • Kit comes with tank and 2 coils
  • 1200 mah battery
  • Integrated Battery
  • Compact and portable
  • Temp control compatibility with Ni, Ti and SS coils

Jacvapour Series B Tilt MOD

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The Series b Tilt mod from Jacvapour is one of the newest additions to the box mod world.

I absolutely love this thing. Not everyone is going to like the tilt and the way the tank sits on top of the device. I personally think it works really well and looks the business.

It’s not all about looks though – as my mother used to tell me – the Series B has all the functions you would expect and is powered by a removable 18650 battery. Add to that the quality of the build and we have a little star of a vape mod.

Oh… Did I mention the size, as you can see from the image above the Jacvapour Series B nestles nicely into the palm of the hand and my hands aren’t the biggest.

One of the best vape mods to date and a worthy entry into our top vape mod list.

Read the Full Jacvapour Series B Tilt review here.


  • 5W-40W
  • Can fire coils down to 0.2ohms
  • Removable 18650 battery
  • Pass though – Can vape whilst charging
  • Great for first time box mod buyers
  • Superb build quality
  • Small and portable.
  • 12 Month warranty

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Innokin Cool Fire 4 – 40W

Innokin cool fire 4 and sub tankThe Cool Fire 4 may have been out for a while but this is still one of our favorite box mods here at ecigclick and one I personally use on a regular basis paired with an iSub tank.

This MOD is suitable for all level of vapers and for those that want that solid build that Innokin so very often deliver. A quality device that continues to sell well today.

Read our full Innokin Cool Fire 4 review here.


  • 6W-40W
  • Can fire coils down to 0.3ohm
  • 2000 mah battery
  • Integrated Battery
  • Pass Through – Can vape whilst charging
  • Superb build quality and pleasing to the eye
  • Perfect for first time box mod users
  • Compact, portable and well built

The Cool Fire 4 looks and works great with the following tanks:

  • Innokin iSub G (Available In Kit Form)

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Eleaf iStick – 30W

Eleaf iStick 30W Box modThe Eleaf iStick is in the top rated page and for good reason. The Eleaf iStick 30W is one of their best selling box mods that’s a great starting point for a lot of vapers.

The size of this mod is great for those that want a smaller device that fits well in the hand. Add to this a mod that is super simple to use and you have a great product that is easy for all levels of vaper to get to grips with.


  • 1-30W
  • Coil resistance down to 0.4ohm
  • Integrated battery
  • Small and compact design

Top Choice 60-80W Box Mods

Innokin Cool Fire 4 Plus – 70W

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We are still fans of the Cool Fire 4 but for those that want more power and longer battery life the cool Fire 4 Plus is a top notch choice. Now offering up to 70W and more importantly a jump to 3300mAh battery life this vape mod will give you plenty of vaping time.

Did I mention this still fits perfectly in the palm of the hand? Yep, the size increase is there but it still sits nicely in the palm of your hand and the same solid build quality is still there. We love this mod!

Read our full Innokin Cool Fire 4 Plus review here.


  • 70W
  • Can fire coils down to 0.1ohms
  • 3300 mah battery
  • Integrated battery
  • Pass though – Can vape whilst charging
  • Great for first time box mod buyers
  • Compact – fits in the palm of the hand
  • Superb quality build

The Cool Fire 4 Plus Pairs well with the following tanks:

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VaporFi VAIO TC Mod – 80W

Vaporfi Vaio Vae ModThe Vaporfi VAIO oozes quality. The build quality isn’t the only thing we like about this vape mod.

You can also take advantage of 80W power output, temperature control, an impressive 2100 mAh battery capacity and the main selling point of this device, the built in 3.5ml tank.

With the tank being built in to the mod (known as an All In One Device) it gives a compact form factor. Want to use your own tank? No problem, you can simply use the supplied tank connector to use any 510 tank or RDA.

This Vaporfi mod comes at a premium but is also backed up by Vaporfi’s 30 day money back guarantee. If you don’t get on with any of their products you can simply return. Even after using.


  • 80W
  • Excellent 2100 mah battery life
  • Integrated Battery
  • Solid build quality

Lost Vape Therion DNA75 – 75W

Lost Vape Therion Coupon CodeThe Lost Vape Therion has taken the vape world by storm. This DNA75 vape mod is one of the best looking mods on the market and while it is on the higher end of the pricing scale we think it’s worth it.

Complete with the highly respected Evolv DNA75 chipset and a maximum power outpu of 75W this is a mod that should keep the majoriyt of vapers covered.

The mod is powered by two 18650 batteries so it goes without saying you will need to set yourself up to use replaceable batteries. Temp control is covered as well with all coil types catered for.

It’s the looks that win through on this though. It’s one high quality, good looking mod.

Read Our Full, Hands On Lost Vape Therion Review Here.


  • 1-75W
  • 2 X 18650 Batteries
  • Evolv DNA75 Chipset
  • Temp Control – Compatible with Ni200, Ti, SS
  • Min. Kanthal resistance: 0.25ohm
  • Min. temperature resistance: 0.15ohm

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Eleaf iStick Pico 75W

eleaf pico size in handThe Eleaf iStick Pico packs a lot of features into it’s compact body.

It’s a great looking mod that sits in the palm of the hand well. It’s worth noting that any tank above 22mm may be a squeeze but that shouldn’t be an issue for most.

Powered by a removable 18650 battery (must be purchased separately), power output upto 75W and with temp control compatibility the Eleaf Pico ticks a lot of boxes.

Read Our Full Eleaf Pico Review


  • Dimensions: 45mm x 23mm x 70.5mm
  • Wattage: Upto 75W
  • Pass Through Vaping
  • Firmware upgrade
  • Powered by 18650 battery
  • Temp Control: Ni / Ti / SS / TCR
  • Resistance range TC: 0.05 – 1.5ohm
  • Resistance range VW: 0.1 – 3.5ohm

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Top Choice 100W+ Box Mods

Wismec RX 2/3 – 150W/200W

Wismec RX/23 Vape modThe Wismec RX2/3 vape mod follows hot on the heals of vapes favourite, the Reuleaux.

Again in conjunction with Jaybo designs, the RX2/3 now allows you to swap between two or three 18650 batteries. The latter, three battery configuration, allows for a power output of unto 200W.

Design wise, it’s a great looking device. Under the hood it has everything even the most advanced vape needs to get the most out of their vape.

The RX2/3 has full temp control compatibility and can fire coils down to 0.05Ohm.

We really like the design of this mod, it’s solid and clean lines make it a pleasure to use and despite it’s chunky appearance it fits a treat in the palm of your hand.


  • 1-200W (2 X 18650 = 150W / 3 X 18650 = 200W)
  • Temp control capable
  • Resistance 0.05 in TC Mode
  • Resistance 0.1 in VW mode
  • Dual or triple 18650 battery configuration
  • Solid build

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SMOK X Cube Ultra – 220W

smok xcube ultra 220wThe SMOK X Cube 2 was a great seller for the company and many vapers were waiting with baited breath for the long awaited follow up. That follow up comes in the form of the SMOK X Cube Ultra.

Powered by two 18650 batteries, and capable of upto 220W of power this is one impressive mod.

The newest feature from SMOK is the abiliaty to upgrade the firmware with Over The Air (OTA) feature. This works in conjunction with the Vaping Tour SMOK App but works a treat.

If you don’t mind a slightly bigger mod then this could be the device for you.

Read Our Full SMOK X Cube Ultra Review


  • Dimensions: 94 x 55 x 25.5mm
  • 6-220W
  • Temperature Control
  • TC resistance range – 0.06 – 3.0 Ohm
  • VW resistance range – 0.1 – 3 Ohm
  • OTA (Over The Air) firmware upgrade
  • Vibrating feature

The SMOK X-Cube Ultra works well with

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SMOK Alien 220W

SMOK Alien Vape mod coloursSmok have been on a run with a number of mods hitting our top rated list and the latest and our favourite to date is the Alien 220W mod.

The zinc alloy build with the satin paint finish results in a superbly built and finished mod that feels great in the hand. It looks the doggies too!

The Alien runs off two 18650 batteries giving a good amount of vaping time before a charge is needed. It also has the features, such as TC, to keep even the most hardcore vaper happy.

If you are a vaper that wants that padding in their available wattage and a mod capable of handling low resistance builds then this is a great option at a great price.

The SMOK TFV8 Mini that is provided in the ‘kit’ version works a treat with this mod.

Read Our Full SMOK Alien Review Here


  • 5-220W
  • 0.1ohm-3ohm (VW) / 0.6ohm-2ohm (TC)
  • Powered by 2 X 18650 batteries
  • Temp Control
  • Solid box mod with plenty of power.

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SMOK H Priv 220W

Best Vape ModsA follow on, and much improved version, of the SMOK X Cube 2. The H Privfeatures a huge 220W fo power. Overkill? For me personally, yes. But the H Priv has a lot more to offer than just large wattage numbers.

The build quality and design is excellent, with the newly designed fire bar making the device a pleasure to use. Powered by 2 X 1860 batteries the battery life is good at standard wattage levels.

The H Priv will also cope with pretty much any tanks or dripper you can throw at it, firing coils in temp control from 0.06Ohm and in wattage mode 0.1Ohm.

SMOK have also carried on, as with other mods in their range, with the firmware upgrade port. Great for downloading any fixes and improvemets SMOK make to the mod after you have purchased.

Read our full SMOK H Priv review here.


  • Upto 220W
  • Resistance 0.1-3Ohm
  • Dual 18650 batteries – Replaceable, so be sure you have some and they are rated at least 30A
  • Striking design
  • Solid, quality build that is a pleasure to hold and use

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2017’s Best Box Mods / Top 7 Vape Mod Favourites

  1. Best Vape and box Mods for 2017Innokin Coolfire 4 – 40W (Beginners)
  2. Apollo Nano Micro – 50W (Beginners)
  3. Eleaf iStick Pico – 75W (Beginner/Intermediate)
  4. Innokin Coolfire 4 TC100 – 100W (Intermediate)
  5. Lost Vape Therion DNA75 – 75W (Advanced)
  6. SMOK X Cube Ultra – 220W (Advanced/High Power)
  7. SMOK Alien Mod – 220W (Advanced/High Powered)
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  1. Hi, i have the 70w kangertech mini top box, I’m not finding the coils very good so I want to use a different tank. What would you recommend?

    • Hi John,

      If you are looking for a tank that produces clouds then check out the TFV series from SMOK. The TFV8 and TFV12 are ones to check out.

      As for a mod, the likes of the SMOK Alien or Wismec Predator can comfortably handle the wattage some of the coils need (especially the TFV12).

      Any other questions please ask.



  2. Hey guys sorry to butt in your conversation but another great mod is the smok g-priv 220w touch screen mod kit with tfv8 big baby beast.

    I bout two rainbow kits one for keeping one for using and the kit is only 91 dollars there is nothing bad to say about the g-priv smoke makes amazing mods and tanks my go to brand.

  3. The Smoant Battlestar is catching on in the forums, as is the Hogmtech G2. Also, eLeaf has the new qc200 lipo mod.

    For an affordable choice, the Cuboid is very decent.

    Finding that big clunky old mods, like the Koopor Plus, aren’t much fun to use. Ipv 3 Li is better due to light weight, great battery life with the Yihi chip, and built like a tank.

    I don’t think mods with firing bars are quite there yet. My iStick 100 tc is not very responsive. Others can easily auto fire if not extra cautious.

  4. I’ve just bought a black Geekvape Medusa to go on a black and grey Alien but I’m looking for a nice, small discreet mod that will look and perform well with my Medusa on but I don’t want to go below about 80-100w. Any suggestions?

    • Hey Darran,

      We do have a list of mini box mods here but compact devices that will fire the wattage you want aren’t that common although a small number are starting to hit the shelves.

      The SMOK AL85 Baby Beast (85W), which is basically an Alien Mini mod. A review will be up in the next few days for that and they should be available anytime now.

      There is also the Eleaf Pico Dual, although a little chunkier but offers 200W.

      The Wismec RX Mini, although chunkier again and a little weighty.

      The SMOK Quantum mod offers 80W and while it is a similar height to the Alien it has a smaller form factor.

      Of course, most if not all of the above may cause the Medusa to overhang a touch. So just double check dimensions and make sure a 25mm RDTA will fit.

  5. Hi.. i have an istick 40w.. and got a new aspire cleito tank.. looking for a new battery to go along with it.. and keep my istick 40 watt as a back mod box.. what would you recommed.. cheers

    • Hey Declan,

      Although you will be able to use the iStick 40W (I vape the Cleito SS 0.4Ohm coil, at 30/35W most of the time) you will be best off with something with a little more power so you have a buffer of sorts. Will also be good if you decide to use the 0.2Ohm coils.

      There are two types of mod you may want to look at.

      First are box mods with integrated batteries.

      The Innokin Cool Fire 4 Plus and Coolfire 4 TC100 are solid performers.

      Second we have mods with replaceable batteries. Batteries are not included with these mods so need to be purchased separately. They also require a little extra learning with regards to battery safety and it’s recommended to buy an external charger.

      It will come down to personal preferences but the mod on the list above are all good choices.

      Eleaf Pico – Small and compact, requires 1 X 18650 battery
      Take a look at the Wismec RX 2/3. Works with 2 or 3 X 18650 batteries
      The SMOK Alien – overkill in power but a great vape mod. You don’t have to use the maximum wattage stated of course. This requires 2 X 18650 batteries
      If budget allows the Lost Vape Therion mods are also superb!

      Again loads of options I know but you won’t go far wrong with any of the mentioned. Hoperfully you will see one you like the look of.

      Any other questions please ask.

  6. I can recommend the istick 40w tc… Much more advanced than the OLD (NOW) 30watt version. .. some companies trying to clear old stock?

  7. Hi johnny,
    Wondering if you could help me choose a new mod box
    I use the aspire nautilus with istick 30 at 20w
    I want a new mod that takes battery’s so I can easily change them,but it’s not necessary
    What I’m looking for mostly is longer lasting between charges
    If I bought a higher watt mod ie:75+ does that mean on a lower setting it would last longer?
    And which mods would you recommend for me
    Thanks very much

    • Hi Shelley,

      A 75W mod doesn’t mean the lower setting will last longer. It all depends on the battery capacity of the particular mod. This is displayed as ‘mAh’. The higher the number the longer the device should last between charges.

      On the other hand, if a mod is capable of higher wattage’s, say 75W rather than 30W, it will usually have a higher ‘mah’ capacity battery.

      If you are going for replaceable batteries it’s recommended you also buy an external charger for safer charging.

      The benefit of course with the replaceable battery mods is that you can have several batteries that you can use in rotation.

      Again, please be sure you use safe practices with these batteries and if carrying spares you must buy a case to keep and carry them. 18650 battery cases are available on ebay for a couple of £.

      As for mods themselves.

      Integrated battery mods.

      Cool Fire 4 Plus – Has 3300mAh battery.
      Eleaf iPower – Has 5000mAh battery life.

      Replaceable 18650 Battery Mods

      Eleaf Pico – Compact device that requires 1 X 18650 battery. They also have a dual 18650 version.

      Jacvapour Series B – Requires 1 X 18650 battery.

      You can go for mods with 2X batteries. They will definitely be overkill in terms of the wattage they are capable of but they will of course offer even more battery life. Mods such as the SMOK Alien kit can offer this.

      Also keep in mind the Nautilus may look a little lost on the bigger devices. That’s of course if you are bothered about the aesthetics!

      I personally use Samsung 25R batteries, purchased from Ecolux store on eBay.

      Hope that helps a little. Any further questions let me know.



  8. I wouldn’t recommend SMOK Alien, It have a lot of problems with it, after 1 month of usage doesn’t been able to read the ohms properly, rebuildable decks from big baby beast 2 of them in short of wich one never used. Totally disappointed.

  9. Hi Jonny,

    Thanks for all the great input. I started with the eleaf istick tc60w with a Melo II tank. My local vape shop convinced me to upgrade to the istick TC100w and a cubis tank. I love the dual battery feature of the istick and the ease of changing coils in the cubis. If I was to upgrade from here, what would you recommend?


    • Hey Patrick,

      Thanks for the comment!

      It depends on what you are looking for in a vape really. The mod you have is a goodun and will run the majority of tank out there no problem. So unless you are looking to vape over 90-100W or fancy trying a tank such as the SMOK TFV8 then I would stick with the TC100.

      If you wanted the increased power then the likes of the Wismec RX 2/3 and SMOK Alien mod are great options.

      As for tanks.. Check out our recommended sub ohm tanks page here.

      I personally use the Aspire Cleito tank on a regular basis, great price and great performance. I always seem to end up with it on top of my mod. It also has an RBA option available should you ever fancy building your own coils in the future.

      The Apollo Phazer tank was recently reviewed by Neil and he absolutely loved it. So based on his review that’s definitely worth a look.

      And the SMOK TFV8 Baby Beast tank. As with a lot of the recent SMOK tank it offers superb performance all round.

      If you upgrade your mod for a higher wattage device then the SMOK TFV8 Cloud Beast is a serious performer with lots of different coil options to keep you busy.

      It isn’t for everyone though, you need to be prepared to go through a lot of e-liquid! It likes a drink. So maybe using it as an occasional tank may make more sense.

      Hope that helped some. Any other questions fire away.



  10. I moved from ego type sticks to an istick 30watt, and what a revolution that was, I now own 3 and have had them for about 15 months still using all 3 and not one fault in any of them, I have since bought a pico 75 watt and again faultless, I decided to try a cleito which leaks like a sunken battleship, and then an aspire Pegasus which goes into limp mode when battery is half full usually after half an hours use!! I am now considering the smok alien kit can you please advise as I don’t know what use I will get out of 220watts ?? I am looking for good flavour reliability decent battery life and reasonable coil life and cost what would be your top recommendations please? {80watts sub ohms and up to£60 please} many thanks Stewart

    • Hey Stewart,

      Apologies for the delayed reply.

      Shame about your leaking Cleito, I’ve been using mine daily for around a year with zero leaking. Out of interest, what PG/VG mix ejuice did you use with it?

      The Alien is a great mod, 220W is overkill for most no doubt but keep in mind that just because a mod is capable of these highs it doesn’t mean you have to use the full amount so to speak. Most vapers won’t. Keep in mind that the Alien requires you to buy 2 X 18650 batteries and an external charger as well.

      As for good tanks. The SMOK TFV8 is excellent for flavour. Although I wouldn’t personally use it as my all day tank as it does go through e-juice like nobodies business.

      I personally use it on occasion as an ‘evening use’ tank. The TFV8 Baby Beast is also very good but a touch easier on the juice.

      Other mods that are reliable:

      Innokin Cool Fire TC100 – Not the newest kid on the block but still does the trick upto 100W. Integrated battery.
      Eleaf iStick Pico 75W – Tiny mod but still packs all the features of bigger devices. Powered by 1 X 18650 battery (purchased separately).

      As for tanks, other than the TFV8’s mentioned above:

      Apollo Phazer Tank
      Aspire Atlantis EVO
      Innokin iSub G Tank

      I’d also urge you to retry the Cleito 🙂 There may have been an issue with the coil you had or some other easily rectified issue.

      Let me know if you have any questions.


  11. I think you have a good list there, i think the smok alien an box mod is one of the best out there at the moment, i use the cool fire 4 tc100, with an Atlantis 2 tank, i find it to be a winning combination, although the battery life could be slightly better.

  12. Hey jonny
    I use the snow wolf 200w limited edition gold with a gold tfv8 cloud beast, i found this mod is amazing aswell as stunning to look at as it turns heads i truely recommend this mod as it automatically selects your coil strength aswell it has the saftey feature if you forget to lock it and the button presses rather than the mod burning your coil to hell the device shuts down which i find amazing and truely a leading saftey mod

  13. Hi Jonny, Great Job!

    Kudos to you for offering the Vapors of the World a Great list of your opinions, I highly commend you for doing so, it is Very Helpful to those of us looking for Words of wisdom.

    That being said, I just had to comment on All of these Negative Nerds who get on here bashing your hard work and effort!

    If you guys don’t like Jonny’s Best list then, by all means, make an effort to write your own, but do the rest of us a favor and keep your nasty comments and opinions to yourselves.

    We came here to read Jonny’s opinion of the Best Mods of 2016 not Joe Bob Hill Billy’s!

    Anyway, keep up the good work and reviews! We love em and appreciate you!
    Vaping Saves Lives!

    • Thanks Suzie,

      Really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment! As you say this is just my opinion from what I’ve had my hands on. I still think these are all very good options in their various ‘classes’.

      I welcome all vapers out there though to leave a comment here and let me know their favourite vape mods! In fact I would love to hear them. Vaping isn’t the same for everyone, we all have different needs and wants.

      This is a kick start and for anyone looking and you won’t go far wrong with any on the list if you are a newer vaper looking for a solid starting point.

      To finish up…. It doesn’t matter what device you use, cig-a-like, vape pen, mod, whatever. The product that helps you switch from cigarettes is THE BEST product.



  14. I use the kbox 70w mod with subtank mini and run it around 40w on a .5ohm coil.

    I have others as well, the Eleaf Pico 75w with toptank mini running 40w on .5 ohm coil. Have the Eleaf iPower 80w with Subtank Mini running it at 40w with subtank mini, got a all black COV mini volt 40w mod with the toptank nano using 1.2 ohm coil.

    Have the white/black mini volt 40w mod using toptank mini with 1.2 ohm coil run the mini volts around 15w and get a full days use out of them on such a small battery then have the eleaf 50w mod with the nautilus tank on it with 1.8 ohm coil running it at 15w.

    Then have the all in one unit Kanger Cupti 75w mod built in tank with the ss .5 coil which is a great mod but the kbox 70w with the Subtank mini I use more. Its a nice feel in the hands comfortable to hold, I have the white one and the black subtank mini on it.

    Very nice setup in my opinion but I am wanting a bigger mod setup and a really good subohm tank to go with it as well. Not interested in building coils n wicking them as of yet dont see myself ever vaping in the 200w range maybe 100w or little more like 120w.

    So I’m considering buying a bigger box mod soon so am thinking the 160w range will be good for me and no need for more so which 160w mod is the best and what would be a good tank to go with it rather keep tank in the 22mm diameter as I don’t really like the bigger tanks that much either thanks.

    • Hey Jason!

      Sounds like you have a good amount of experience with a good range of mods!

      I know you said you want 160W but some of the better, high powered mods are at the 200W mark. This doesn’t mean of course you need to go to 200W!

      There are a few great mods available. Here is what I would recommend:

      Wismec RX 2/3 – 150W/200W – This can be used at either max wattage depending on your setup. 2 X 18650 batteries allows a max output of 150W while using the 3 X 18650 battery config allows upto 200W.

      SMOK Alien Mod – You can get the kit with the SMOK TFV8 Baby Beast. A great tank at around 100-120W depending on the coils used. There are also lots of coil options to keep things interesting.

      SMOK have released some great higher powered mods recently with the H-Priv also being very good.

      (If budget allows) I would highly recommend taking a look at a ‘DNA200 vape mod‘. The eVolv DNA chips used in these mods offer excellent performance and reliability. Not to mention many of the actual mods available look great as well.

      Lost Vape Therion – You can read our Therion review here. There has since been a 133W Therion mod released that is capable of running 100/120W. You can see the 133W mod here.

      Other DNA mods are:

      Lost Vape Triade. Another beautiful mod!

      See all our favourite DNA vape mods here.

      For tanks that perform well at higher temps the diameter tends to be over 22mm at 25mm. So you will be limited somewhat in choice.

      The SMOK TFV8 Baby Beast is 22mm diameter and a great little tank, capable of higher wattage’s dependent on coil.

      The Uwell Crown is 22mm Diameter and the .25 Ohm coil is rated upto 120W. We got good results at 100W.

      Anyone know of any 22m tanks which can handle 100W+?

      If you don’t mind a bigger tank then the following are recommended!

      Geekvape Eagle tank – This tank uses disposable build deck coils and offers a wide array of coil options. It is basically a rebuildable coil tank for vapers that don’t want to build their own coils.

      SMOK TFV8
      Aspire Cleito 120W

      Any question let me know!



    • Primus koopor 300w made smok with kanger subtank plus 7ml sitting happy on 85w with just under 0.5 clapton not rba. Sweet pair to be honest

  15. Hi I recently purchased a SMOK Alien with Baby tmv8 tank best thing I have ever done wow what a kit and good value. Replaceable 18650 batteries are the way to go and that tank gives a great flavour and clouds if you want them. I started vaping two years ago after smoking for 40 years plus and was recently using 40 watt mods and V-TUBE all were crap compared to the alien kit and sub ohm is the way to go wish I had started with this kit. xxxxxxx

  16. Jonny could you be so kind as to advise a mod thats small but wont look daft with a 25mm tank on it?
    Im thinking the releux 2/3 as i want more than one battery in there, i gave up looking for a side by side stealthy mod after deciding i need the 25mm tank with top airflow. Can’t remember the name off the top of my head but its leak proof and a must lol.
    Thanks! Great reviews and articles on here!


  17. there’s a mod now that vibrates and has a touch screen all i need now is one with a sim card holder and that’s one less thing in my pocket to worry about

  18. I have a sigelei 75w temp. Control mod and would like to know how to make the battery last longer?
    I Vape at about 40w&200c and the battery life is useless the battery is new as is the mod
    Thanks Dean?

  19. Hi jimmy,

    I have rda tornado 24mm,
    What the best mod for my rda?
    Because my mod paragon v2 not compatibke with tornado.
    Please give your advice.

  20. Hi Jonny
    I’m using an IPV3 and an IPV4
    With a crown atomiser at the minute. Both are good ( they are the only ones I’ve used )
    I’m looking for a mod and an atomiser that will give a good flavour and a good cloud. I use a 90/10 Vape juice with 3mg of nicotine. I Vape somewhere around 60-70 watts. The price is not an issue but I’d like a more sleek device, not as boxy as the IPV3. What would you suggest

    • Hey Paul,

      It’s a tough one on the mod front in terms of aesthetics as I think the IPV3 is one the least boxy mods for the size.

      I have been using the SMY SDNA75 a lot recently which I think is a great looking mod with a finish to match. Feels great in the hand to, solid without being bulky.

      As for tanks, I still use the Aspire Cleito as pretty much my go to tank. Flavour is great although the tank can get hot at higher temperatures. For the price though it’s hard to beat.

      The SMOK TFV8 and TFV8 Baby beast provide excellent flavour and clouds but drink juice like there is no tomorrow! Especially the big TFV8.

      Let me know what you think on the above and if the mod isn’t your thing I’ll try and help further.



  21. Hello Jonny,

    I was hoping you could help me. I’m relatively new to vaping and I’m transitioning from a pen vape to a box mod. I’d like something relatively simple that allows me to experiment with sub ohming. After doing extensive research, I decided on the Cool Fire IV Plus as it seemed to have great features at a reasonable price. However, I have found the device to big in my hand and would love to find something similar (ideally goes up to minimum of 50w), with all the same great features and in a similar price bracket, but that is smaller to fit in pretty small hands – is there anything you would recommend (I’ve read plenty of iLeaf reviews and am pretty put off if I’m honest).

    Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Vicky,

      Thanks for stopping by!
      It can take a short time to get used to the size of mods but the CF4+ is quite a chunky mod!
      There are a new breed of mini vape mods being released that are compact but offer sub ohm capability and higher wattage outputs. Only issue is the battery life though if you are going to be using exclusively for sub ohm vaping.
      With them being small they are limited to what they can accommodate
      Would you consider a mod that has a replaceable battery, Vicky?

      • Hi Jonny,

        Thanks for getting back to me, really appreciate it. And thanks for the link! Will take a look.

        Yes I guess I would – are there any major downfalls to having a replaceable battery? I’ve read you need to make sure you understand the safety of them etc. which I’m happy to do.

        Thanks again!


        • The safety needs to be understood, most issues today are with the way people carry them. For spares, you just need to make sure you buy a small case to carry them around so the battery doesn’t come into contact with any loose metal objects. They are only £1 or so on ebay.

          Also, an external charger is recommended. Xtar and Nitecore are two trusted brands.

          The good thing with eternal batteries is that when the battery begins to lose power or die then it’s only the battery that needs replacing and not the whole mod.

          I know you said you weren’t sure on Eleaf but the Pico Mod is great size, powered by a replaceable 18650 battery (I Use Samsung 25R). I have never had issues with this personally.

          Others to consider:
          Joyetech eVic Vtwo Mini (We are currently waiting for review to be complete on this)
          SMY DNA 75W – Although this can prove to be difficult to get hold of.
          Pioneer4You IPV D3
          Kanger Topbox Nano

          Have a look and double check the dimensions on these where you can Vicky.

  22. I’ve been using eh istick 30W and it has kept up with the itaste mvp 3.0, but the most interesting part is the istick lasted longer than the itaste so I’d have to say the istick 30w would be my favorite at the time of this writing. My wattage is set around 10 which works just fine for me. Jonny, you’ve done a great job in these reviews. Thank you!

  23. Coming soon me UD Balrog, opinions are contradictory, I really look forward to it, but I do not know what to expect.
    Thank you for article.

  24. I have 2 eleaf istick 30’s. Never had a problem with them and use them regularly. Overall they are an excellent mod.
    I now also have the cool fire 4 plus tc 18650. For some reason, I’m struggling to like it over the eleaf mods. Its slightly heavier which I find uncomfortable if carrying in the pocket. Whereas the eleafs are really light.
    The cool fire may grow on me, but at the moment its a mod for sitting around and using, not for carrying on your travels.

  25. tesla 2 is way to go……charge lasts days ,no external battery to mess with….100 watts…pavement proof haha. I’ve had mine over a year and i swear by it.

  26. Hi I’ve been vaping for about 2 years now and still find it all very confusing. I use the gs ego 11 2200mah 2015 with an aspire atomiser and 12mg strength eliquid. I was thinking of changing my battery as I’m finding I have to vape for 8 seconds to get a decent hit and it takes hours to charge it although it lasts for days. I quite like the look of the mini isticks as I definitely want something more discreet, I am a fairly regular vaper and would like my battery to last any help would be appreciated, I’m in the uk

    • Hi Sarah,
      The iStick range is a good choice. Is this the mini iStick you were referring to? http://www.ecigclick.co.uk/box-mod/eleaf-mini-istick/
      They also have the 30W device which has longer battery life while still keeping compact form – http://www.ecigclick.co.uk/box-mod/eleaf-istick-30w-review/
      I’m not sure what Aspire atomiser you have but I will presume it has an Ego threaded connection, to fit on your current battery.
      The iStick (and most other box mods) have a 510 thread where the atomizer attaches. If you look at the pictures compared to what you are using you should be able to see what I mean.
      Good news is that the iStick kits should all come with an adapter that allows you to use your Aspire tank. Just double check this though in the ‘In The Box’ contents on the sales pages. It should say eGo/510 adapter or something along those lines. If not you will be able to buy an adapter easily, they won’t be more than a few pounds.
      Let me know if you have more questions regarding this!

  27. Ok. There are few great mods on your list but when you set the title as ,,Best box mods and vape mods,, I would expect that in that article I will really find the Best Mods.. and not only the cheap good mods. Where is for instance Smok XCube, Wismec Reuleaux DNA 200 and mods like that?? When I am looking for the best mod I am not looking for some 20W mod for $30 otherwise I would search ,,best cheap 20W mods,, and not ,,Best mods,,..

    • Hey Dave,
      Thanks for the comment.
      All opinions are from what we have used, we don’t have any 20W mods on the list, although I think we see what you are saying. The 4 products in the 100W+ section will be added to when reviews of other products are complete. We have found expensive doesn’t always = best, however.
      I have heard good things about the Reuleaux DNA 200, we haven’t used it as of yet, hence the reason it isn’t on the list. Although we will have the RX200S in for review soon.
      The XCube II, we have used and while it’s a good mod, it didn’t make the list. It’s only our opinion though.
      We are currently using the H Priv 220W mod from SMOK, this is looking a lot better all around so if all goes well this will make it onto the list for sure.

    • I agree these were good in the begining but now NO WAY.. I use the IPV6 and TFV8 TANK awesome set up. I don’t just review them I sell them, repair them too!!!

      • Love the TFV8 although I only use it on occasion due to the amount of juice it goes through! Not tried the IPV6 yet, will have to get my hands on one!

  28. First of i respect your views and opinions. Secondly, why? Why did you choose these for a 2016 best of list? I see no reasoning for most of these as you left out the better ones, lol! You have 2 or 3 that are worthy like the YiHi SX, Sigelei Fuchai, Innokin Coolfire IV, but the others? Seriously, can i chime in here? Although the iStick 30W still gets attention one has to note the iStick 60WTC, 100WTC, and the 100W. You decided to take the low end 30W iStick over the 100WTC which is averaged at the same price? Where is the reasoning at?? So, you would tell someone to buy a mere 30W device only for them to spend yet more money for a higher wattage device when you should just tell them it is smarter for about the same price to just get a 100WTC iStick? Now, let us talk about the other mods that you chose to excuse out over the ones that you have chosen, shall we? Smok X Cube II, X Cube mini, Wismec Reuleaux RX200 and DNA200, Koopor Plus 200WTC, eVic-VT, eVic VTC mini, and the Joyetech Cuboid just to name a few. Seems as though you believe joyetech makes poor quality products but the masses say otherwise. Maybe you should do a better “Best of 2016” article. Again, i respect your opinions but one has to wonder if you were paid to “endorse” these companies as you have well overlooked the mods that i have mentioned.

    • Hey Nick,
      Thanks for your comment.
      I agree there are some great mods that are not on this list but I also think the mods that are included are also great options, in my opinion, which of course is all this list is.
      The iStick 30W is included in the 20-40W category and is certainly not preferred over the 100WTC istick.
      I still think in this ‘Sub 40W category’ still has a lot to offer, especially for new vapers or those stepping up from eGo/Vape pen devices. The 100WTC iStick I have only just had my hands on and I have to agree it’s superb and definitely deserves a mention in the 80W+ category.
      Would I recommend the 100W device over the 30/40W mod to all vapers? No, definitely not. It all depends on the individual vaper. Which is why this list is split into different power output categories.
      Keep in mind not all vapers (myself included) need 100W of power and many don’t want the extra step of buying replaceable batteries and the further step needed to pick the right batteries and learn about cell safety.
      If you are building your own coils or have your heart set on something like the SMOK TFV4 tank then definitely, a higher wattage would be needed for sure.
      The iStick 30W/40W devices are small, portable vape devices with minimum learning curve required and are perfect for vapers still using the likes of the Aspire Nautilus or the more recent Apsire Triton Mini.
      I speak to a lot of vapers who aren’t interested in sub ohm vaping at this moment in their vaping journey, some may never want to go down that route for various reasons. If they are though a 40W device can more than handle a 0.5 Ohm coil.
      Your other options are all valid for sure, as are probably another 10 options that also aren’t mentioned and another 10 that have been released over the last month. I could definitely do a top 40 but this likely wouldn’t help much 🙂
      Since last updating the list there have been numerous releases though and I agree there are some other areas need updating which I will be doing shortly after I have tested some more mods that I have in hand.
      Thanks again Nick!

  29. I have the Sigelei Fuchai 200W, and I have to say, it as one of the best boxes I have had yet. The way it fits my hand, and the optional TC options make this a must have and if I had the money, I would buy another one right now. My only complaint would be the silicone sleeve, because sometimes it messes with the firing button when I push it it doesnt register that I pushed it because the thickness of the sleeve gets in the way. But that is really just nit-picking 🙂

  30. I’ve used the eleaf and kangertech range, but the snow wolf Asmodus), in all of its iterations is the best of the bunch. Superior fit and finish to the IPV, bullet proof and simple to use. Consistently overlooked, definitely worth considering.

  31. I use the eleafe istick 30W and i have to say i have no end of issue with it (infact looking for a solution to the latest issue is what brought me to this review. After some research i have found that i am not alone. It faults at the drop of hat.

  32. Stopped reading the post when I saw the istick 30W as one of the best mods of 2016.
    Makes zero sense when the 40w and 50w versions are similar priced.

    • I see what you are saying but we do have the 40W and 50W in there as well.

      The 30W is still a popular device at a slightly cheaper price which is why that’s also included.

      Thanks for the comment!


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