It’s safe to say the quest to build the best vape mod is well and truly on.
This is great news for us, the vaper, but the sheer number of devices can make things very confusing when it comes to making a purchase.
So What is the Best Vape Mod? We Take A Look At Our Top Picks For 2020
If you have found this page then you are no doubt looking for the best box mod available.
The good news is we have used and reviewed over 350 vape mods, it’s a hard life but someone has to do it!
Let’s get stuck into our top rated mods..
1. Geek Vape Aegis X – (Editors Choice)
Calling all vapers who like to chuck clouds in the shower, the Aegis X mod is for you.
There is a long list of Geek Vape Aegis vape mods and we love them all. Definitely one of our favourite series of mods. The latest is the Aegis X and Geek Vape have really pulled out all the stops for this.
Not only is it super durable but it’s one of the most impressive looking vape mods currently available.
I mean, look at that OLED colour screen! WOW.
As would be expected the Aegis X can withstand the elements. Unlike a lot of mods that claimed to be able to resists shocks and water the Aegis actually delivers.
We have sat this in water and thrown it around a skate park. It survived all. Impressive to say the least.
Design wise, it’s a beautiful looking device. Under the hood it has everything even the most advanced vape needs to get the most out of their vape.
The Aegis has full temp control compatibility for those that need it and is powered by Dual 18650 batteries.
We are blown away by this mod, it’s an almost unbreakable device that’s a pleasure to use.
If you are on the wrong end of the clumsy scale this could be the mod for you. In fact, forget that, this could be the vape mod for anyone, full stop.
- Wattage: Max 200W
- Dimensions: 90 x 31.3 x 56.1mm
- IP67 certification (Water/dust proof) and shock proof certification
- Powered by dual 18650 batteries
- Temp Control
- Beautiful Design with huge 2.4″ screen
2. SMOK Morph 219 – [Best SMOK Mod]
SMOK have been producing some great kits as of late and the SMOK Morph mod is one of their best to date. This is an all singing all dancing device with a super clear 1.9″ Touch screen display.
The Morph can be powered upto 219W and is powered by dual 18650 batteries. SMOK have even tweaked the included TF tank to pump out the flavour in barrel loads with the new mesh coils. Oh yeah and in our testing the coils didn’t pack up after 3 days!
An excellent quality kit that looks the part and performs a treat.
- Mod Dimensions: 44.8 x 30.2 x 84.5mm
- Powered by 2 X 18650 batteries
- Touch Screen
- Packed with features
- Looks great
3. Geek Vape Aegis Mini – (Best Small Mod)
The Aegis range of mods are some of the best devices on the market when it comes to durability. The good thing is they still look the business, we are big fans of the design.
The Aegis Mini is their integrated battery version that is still waterproof (IP67 rated) and shockproof. So it’s safe to say this can take quite a beating. Should the outer panels get damaged these can be replaced easily.
It offers an impressive wattage of upto 80W, more than enough for most users, and features a 2200mAh battery. The kit comes with the Cerberus sub ohm tank that is a good performer but you can also use any other tank that doesn’t require more than 80W power.
The mod is super compact and feels great in the hand with it’s leather grip. It feels and looks a lot more expensive than it is.
- 2200mAh Integrated Battery – Long battery life
- Waterproof / Shockproof
- Excellent performance
- Compact and High quality
4. JAC Vapour Series S22 – (Best Vape Mod for Beginners)
The Series S22 by Jacvapour is kind of in between a vape pen and box mod but don’t let that put you off. This is a fantastic vape mod for beginners. However, if you are a newer vaper this is one of the best box mods to start your journey, it’s as easy as it gets.
It doesn’t have the features you may find in other devices but that’s kind of the point. You fill the tank, pop it on the battery and away you go. The supplied S22 tank is a great performer as well.
It offers a mouth to lung vape and a good sub ohm coil for direct to lung vaping. The mod automatically detects what coil you have installed and delivers the power accordingly, no variable wattage settings to mess about with here.
The mod is lightweight in the hand while still retaining a top quality build. Add to this a 2600mAh integrated battery and it also offers plenty of uninterrupted vaping. This does come as a kit so may not be suitable for those wanting to use their own tank.
- 2600mAh Integrated Battery
- Both mouth to lung and direct to lung coils
- Beginner friendly vape mod – Simple to setup and use
- Small and compact design
- Perfect starting point for vapers
- JAC Vapour customer service is second to none.
5. SMOK MAG Grip – (Best Design)
SMOK are one of the most prolific brands when it comes to product releases and while not all hit the spot the SMOK MAG Grip is very impressive.
It may sound strange but this is one of the most comfortable mods we have had in our hands. Add to this the ‘clip’ style battery loading bay (that is quite addictive I may add) and this is one fun mod to use. The build quality is also up there with some of the more expensive mods on the market.
All the main features you would expect are there plus we have the added bonus of 18650/20700/21700 battery compatibility with the 18650 firing upto 85W and the rest 100W.
The mod is mostly only available with the SMOK TFV8 Baby V2 tank but the good news is it performs a treat in the flavour and cloud department. So if you already have a goto tank this could act as a quality backup.
Not much more we can say about the Mag Grip kit, it surprised us how much we enjoyed using it day to day.
- Upto 100W
- Resistance from 0.1 Ohm (Wattage mode) and 0.05 (TC Mode)
- Compatible with 18650/20700/21700 batteries
- Solid, quality build that is a real pleasure to hold and use
6. JAC Vapour Series B DNA75 – (Best DNA Vape Mod)
The Series B DNA75 mod from Jacvapour has been an excellent addition to the box mod world.
I absolutely love this thing. It’s a classy looking device, the new model features a premium black PVD finish (often found on high end watches) with a matte fingerprint resistant coating. It’s a hard wearing finish that is more resistant to chips and scratching.
It’s not all about looks though – as my mother used to tell me – the DNA75 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.
- Dimensions – 88mm x 22mm x 35mm
- Evolv DNA Chip
- Removable 18650 battery
- Temperature Control
- Great for first time box mod buyers
- Superb build quality
- Small and portable.
- 12 Month warranty
7. Voopoo Drag 2 – (Best Selling Box Mod)
The original Drag mod hit the scene and became an instant hit with vapers across the world. It’s classic design and superb Gene Chip made it one of the best selling vape mods of the year.
Fast forward to today and we now have a number of updated mods in the Drag family being released.
The specific vape mod in this family we are recommending is the Voopoo Drag 2.
This MOD is sold in kit form with the excellent Nautilus 2 tank. This is a mouth to lung tank that is a great starting point for new vapers or experienced vapers who vape MTL style.
The design remains classic in appearance and shape with one side resin and the reverse ‘DRAG’. Not everyones bag but as someone that doesn’t like in your face I didn’t mind it at all.
Firing at a maximum 177W the dual 18650 battery powered device hits quick thanks to the Gene Chip under the bonnet.
An excellent mod that has been a personal daily vape of mine.
- Dual 18650 Batteries
- Solid mod that feels great in the hand
- Dimensions: 88.3mm x 51mm x 26.5mm
- Excellent Gene chip
- Features temp control and advanced FIT settings
8. Innokin Proton PLEX – (Best Innokin Vape Mod)
Innokin don’t release vape mods very often so when they do we take notice. The latest is the Innokin Proton.
Powered by dual 18650 batteries the Proton can fire upto 235W. The thing that really stands out with this box mod though is the huge 1.45″ OLED display. One of the best we have seen on a mod.
Not only that but Innokin have gone and made this one easy mod to use by way a joystick menu controller. Might sound strange but it all works. It goes without saying it has all the advanced features, should you need them. Oh.. It looks fantastic too.
- Upto 235W
- Dimensions: 85mm X 44.6mm X 29.6mm
- Dual 18650 batteries
- Firmware upgrades
9. Vaporesso Target Mini 2 – (Best Mini Mod)
We have small vape mods and then we have mini mods. The Vaporesso Target Mini 2 definitely lives up to its name.
Don’t let the small size put you off though, this mod is packed with features you would expect from it’s bigger brothers.
To start we have an impressive 2000mAh integrated battery that offers great vaping tim for mouth to lung vapers out there. It can of course accommodate sub ohm tanks but this will reduce your vaping time.
The mod can fire up to 50W with settings controlled by a super clear and easy to use 0.66″ OLED screen.
To finish off the mod features 2Amp quick charging so you can have this back up and running in around 1 hour.
If you are looking for a super portable vape mod that performs a treat the the Target Mini 2 should be on your shortlist.
- Wattage: Max 50W
- Dimensions: 107.1mm x 25.7mm x 37.2mm
- Clear OLED screen
- Quick charging
- Good battery life from 2000mAh battery
- Small and portable device
10. Uwell Valyrian 2 – (Best 3 Battery Vape Mod)
The Uwell Valyrian 2 is a powerhouse and for us one of the best triple battery vape mods currently available.
Despite the mod housing 3 x 18650 batteries it is surprisingly compact and fits nicely in the hand.
Vaping regularly at 90-100W we managed an incredible 14 hours before needing a recharge. Impressive.
The mod fires super quick and includes all the features that would make even the most advanced vaper happy.
If you are looking for a vape mod ant tank combo then the Vayrian 2 kit comes with one of the most highly rated sub ohm tanks of the year in the Valyrian 2 tank.
The flavour from the mesh coils included is excellent and it’s capable of producing some big clouds. Add it all together and we have one of the best vape mod kits on the market.
If a triple battery, 300W box mod is what you are looking for then be sure to check out this setup.
- Wattage: Max 300W
- Mod Dimensions: 49mm Depth x 41mm Width x 74mm Height
- Superb battery life
- Powered by triple 18650 batteries
- Advanced feature set
- Excellent tank that comes with the kit
What is a Vape Mod?
Vape mods come in all shapes and sizes. They come with integrated batteries as well as replaceable batteries. The latter of which will require some research in to battery safety.
They also come in varying wattage right the way up to 300W. More on that below.
The image above is a basic diagram of a box mod but it gives you an idea of the features and functions that are included. These are:
- Fire Button (This activates the mod sending power from the battery to the tank)
- Battery (Integrated or replaceable)
- Display Screen – Not all mods have a screen. Those that do display information such as wattage, coil resistance (ohms) and battery life.
- Wattage adjustment buttons
- Function button – Not displayed above but this button is usually below the wattage adjustment buttons. It is used to access the menu on a mod. The menu will allow you to change various settings on your mod.
- USB Charge Port – It is only recommended to directly charge the battery in a mod if it is integrated. Replaceable batteries should be charged using an external charger.
- 510 Connection – This is on top of the mod and where the tank connects
The above, in a nutshell, are the features of a vape mod.
Box Mod/Vape Mod Buying Guide
For New Vapers:
Just because you’ve seen a MOD with a 200W or even 300W power output doesn’t mean this is the best box mod or more importantly the best vape MOD for you.
The likelihood of you actually using anywhere near that much power is not a reality for most.
50-90W is one of the most popular ranges that will cater to most sub ohm tanks on the market.
So 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 (Stick) style e cigarette?
- Do you use normal mouth to lung vape tanks where the coils are 1.0Ohm plus? Tanks such as (or similar to) the Aspire Nautilus 2s or Innokin Endura T18/T20?
If so then you really don’t need a 200W box mod. These types of tanks typically need no more than 25-30W of power.
Our list features beginner vape mods that are great for mouth to lung type tanks.
There is an upside if you decide to go for a mod with higher wattage to use with a low wattage tank. The battery life will be extended considerably.
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 (SMOK TFV/Aspire Cleito/ Horizon Falcon)?
- Or wanting to explore sub ohm vaping but don’t want to build your own RDA’s?
If so you will need a vape mod capable of handling coil resistances lower than 1.0 ohm. Most of the popular sub ohm tanks use coils around 0.15-0.5 ohms.
Double check the coil resistance of your tank before buying a vape mod to be sure they are compatible. This info will be displayed clearly on the product listing.
All of the box mods above are sub ohm capable.
I use a mix of tanks, one of which is the Aspire Nautilus 2s. 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 does. 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 40-65W mark depending on the tank I’m 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 Pro, SMOK TFV16, Freemax Mesh Pro) and to get the best out of them they need to be used at a higher wattage, around 50-85W and for some maybe even 100W+.
So if you can see yourself using coils in this range then be sure to buy a box mod with enough power.
TIP: If a coil requires 80W output then you will want to buy a vape mod that is capable of firing 100W+. Try not to use the mod at full wattage output. This will generally result in poor battery life.
Or are you in the more advanced bracket of vapers that uses RBA’s 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. So make sure the mod you buy is capable of handling any low resistance build you may vape.
This information, again, will be found on a product listing.
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 favourite 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 new shiny new box mod before the current one dies a death.
The other option is a vape 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 vape mods that require replaceable batteries, 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 the 18650 but newer designs are catering to 20700 and 21700 batteries of which usually have better run times and can be used at higher wattages.
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.
Any questions about which vape mod to buy? Ask away in the comments below!
10 Best Vape Mods 2020
- Geekvape Aegis X
- SMOK Morph 219
- Geekvape Aegis Mini
- JAC Vapour S22
- Jacvapour Series B DNA75
- SMOK MAG Grip
- Voopoo Drag 2
- Innokin Proton
- Vaporesso Target Mini 2
- Uwell Valyrian 2