What Are the Best Pod Mod & Closed System Vape Kits Out There?
Well.. We’re about to tell you about our top picks for 2019.
Pod Mod vape kits are designed to be clean – quick and easy vaping devices to use out and about and on the go.
They generally feature either a closed ‘pod’ containing e-liquid or empty pods that can be refilled.
The atomizer or coil is usually seated inside the pod or in some cases directly onto the battery.
So the pod is in effect the tank and the mod is the battery – simple!
Here at Ecigclick we have been fortunate enough (in most cases) to use and review over 50 pod mods and they have proved to be the perfect out and about vapes or back up devices. That’s not to say it can’t be your only vape device.
However the march of the pod mods has seen improvements to their design and performance and as you’ll see further down some of the newer ones make pretty decent stand-alone kits especially for newcomers to vaping.
Pod mods are designed for both mouth to lung [MTL] and direct to lung [DTL] styles of vaping and are generally reasonably priced.
What these vape mods offer above all else is true simplicity. So these are great devices for new vapers making the switch from smoking. If you are coming off the smokes then we recommend pairing your pod device with nicotine salt e-liquid, this will give you the nicotine hit you need to keep you off the cigarettes.
So let’s look at what we think are the best pod mods released so far.
JAC Vapour Wee VIM – Editors Choice – Great for Brand New Vapers
For size, performance and price this is our top pic of the pod mods.
The JAC Vapour Wee VIM is as simple as it gets for new users while still being a great out and about/ backup device for the more experienced.
The Wee Vim is available with pre-filled Vim pods (can be purchased in packs of 3) for plug and play ease of use. These come in 4 flavours that hit the spot – Smoking Tobacco | Smoking Menthol Tobacco | Blackcurrant Squash | Strawberry Chew.
If you want to use your own e-liquid and refill yourself you can opt for the refillable Vim tank. This is great for new vapers as it gives you the option of being a little more adventurous with your e-liquid favours as your vape experience grows.
Operating the device is simple with little to no learning curve, simply pop a pod in the battery, press the button and inhale. Even my dad could use this and that’s saying something!
The 900 mAh battery should see most users through the day but when it comes to charging you can vape this while it is plugged in and powering up.
For the price (£14.99 with 3 flavour pods – at the time of writing) this really is a no brainer. If you have a smoker in your life it makes a great little gift.
- Dimensions: 70mm x W: 21mm x L:38mm
- 900mAh battery
- Can vape whilst charging
- E-Liquid pods last a long time
- Very easy to use even for those who have never vaped before
SMOK Nord – Best For All Levels Of Vaper
The SMOK Nord has received rave reviews, it even impressed our Kevin who has never been a pod mod fan. Believe me that takes some doing.
It has all the usual attributes to make it on to the best pod vape system list such as top build quality, good battery life, great hand feel, all that stuff.
What really impresses is the Nord allows for you to change the coils rather than buying a whole new pod. Not only that but the 0.6Ohm mesh coil head provides excellent flavour as well as decent clouds for such a small device.
So it’s a dinky little kit that runs off an impressive 1100mAh battery maxing out at 15 watts.
It’s easy to fill, new vapers will have no trouble using this and the press of a button will have you vaping within 10 minutes out of the box. For more experienced vapers this is a top notch 2nd device or something that will satisfy when out and about or in situations where a chunky box mod won’t do. The 0.6Ohm mesh coil will definitely do the trick.
All of this comes at a very reasonable price as well so… yeah, this is definitely a pod mod you should consider buying!
- Dimensions: 94mm x 30mm x 18.8mm
- Weight: 80g
- Output wattage: 15W max
- E-liquid capacity: 3ml / 2ml in Europe
- Battery capacity: 1100mAh
- Replaceable coil heads
- Comes with 2 X Coils – 0.6ohm Mesh and regular 1.4ohm
Innokin EQ Pod Mod
Almost hitting perfect scores in our recent review the Innokin EQ pod mod has nailed it when it comes to all round performance.
The EQ device has all the features you would expect, including an impressive 800mAh battery but it is the 0.5ohm Plexus mesh coil that sets this apart. The flavour it manages to produces is excellent for such a small e cig.
It’s a no frills, easy to use pod mod that fits nicely in the hand.
You’re not going to win any cloud chucking competitions but then that’s not what this device is about.
It’s a cracking little stealth vape if you’re looking for a quick nic hit – but it’s also a solid little device to use throughout the day.
Of the highest rated pod mod set-ups we’ve had on Ecigclick – a great piece of kit!
- Dimensions: 105mm by 18mm by 10mm
- 800mAh battery
- Micro-USB charging cable included
- Long lasting coils
Lost Vape Orion DNA Go
Design wise the Lost Vape Orion DNA Go opd mod is one of our favourites. In fact, when it comes to performance it sits right near the top of the pile as well. It’s just not the cheapest and not necessarily the best option for new vapers unless you don’t mind a bit of fiddling.
This is the first pod mod to include a DNA chip, one of the best vape engines in the market. The DNA Go chip allows you to lock in your perfect draw so it will be repeated every time.
Access to the Escribe software may be needed to get that perfect setting but when you have it nailed it vapes like a dream.
It certainly is a badass design looking like a little like an old school walky talky but that’s all good in our book!
The pods are refillable but once the coils in the pods die a new pod is needed, these are available on the website below.
As to vaping the 950mAH internal battery gives a good life that should easily see most vapers through the day before a re-charge is needed.
If your budget allows then this is a top of the line pod mod that we recommend you add to your shopping cart ASAP.
- Dimanesions: 93mm*37mm*13.5mm
- Battery: Built-in 950mAh
- 0.25Ohm and 0.5Ohm pods available
- Advanced Evolv Chipset
- Max output upto 40W
- Escribe software to tweak settings
Aspire Gusto Mini
Of all the pod mods I’ve tried the Aspire Gusto Mini is one stands out from the crowd for me.
I was able to do an on the fly review of the Gusto Mini at Vaper Expo and fell in love with it especially as it looks like a baby Archon which I love.
OK this is not refillable – instead Aspire has done a few deals with juice companies who are supplying them with dinky little 2ml pre-filled bottles you simply slot into place.
It delivers a pretty decent, if a little tight, DTL vape and an airy MTL vape which matches my preferred style.
I was impressed with the way this little beauty performed and would highly recommend it especially as it is a more solid well-built device compared to many of the other pod mod vapes out there – this one will last.
- Compact All in One Vape System
- Charging VIA USB Port
- 2ml Capacity Pods
- 78g Weigth
- Dimensions: 73mm x 22mm x 50mm
- Closed System
Aspire Breeze 2
Aspire are well known in vape world and for good reason, they produce a lot of quality vape gear. The Aspire Breeze 2 pod follows that trend.
There is a lot to like about the Breeze 2 kit in terms of design, it certainly looks the part and with it’s numerous colour options will fit most styles.
It’s powered by a 100mah battery and includes a refillable pod with replaceable coils. The kit comes with 2 coils – 1 X 1.0Ohm and 1 X 0.6Ohm, bot providing a slightly different vaping experience.
Thousands of vapers love this device, it’s another great option for you to consider.
- Dimensions: 96 x 35 x 19mm
- Simple for new vapers
- All-In-One Design
- Compact Design
- 1000 mAh Internal Battery
- 2.0 mL Tank (3ml outside of TPD controlled areas)
- Top Fill Design
- Refillable Cartridges
Now this is a funky little pod mod kit that is definitely designed to appeal to the vaper that wants more than just the same old plastic.
The Aspire Cobble looks good on the outside but also features an impressive 750mAh battery that should see you through a day of vaping.
It’s certainly got an eye catching design and an array of classy finishes and comes with a refillable pod that can hold 1.8ml of e-liquid.
This is as simple as it gets to use – fill the pod – snap the pod into the battery – inhale to vape.
If you are looking for a good looking pod mod this is a great shortlist contender from a brand with a superb record with pod mods.
- Ergonomic – fits nicely in the hand
- 750mAh battery
- Inhale to vape
- Battery indicator
SMOK MICO – Best For Size (This is tiny)
They say small things come in small packages and that is certainly true when it comes to the SMOK Mico pod mod.
As the name ‘almost’ suggests this is micro, measuring in at 56.3mm × 46.5mm × 14.8mm and weighing just 65g. This fits with ease into a jeans coin pocket. Or at least on my jeans.
Some pods can feel a little on the cheap side but this feels quality in the hand and looks the business. The 1.7ml e-liquid capacity isn’t the biggest (only .3ml off the max allowed in Europe) but it’s a price worth paying for tiny.
The 700 mAh battery is also good for the size and should see you through 4-5 hours of use depending of course on your vape style.
Included in the kit are 2 x pods, one regular 1.0Ohm coil and one 0.8ohm Mesh coil. Both perform really well with good life to boot.
The whole point of pod system vapes is that they are easy for new vapers to use. The Mico is as easy as they come. Once the tank is full you don’t even need to press a button to vape, this is draw activated.
If small is what you want then look no further.
- Dimensions: 56.3mm × 46.5mm × 14.8mm
- Weight: 65g
- Cartridge capacity: 1.7ml
- Battery capacity: 700mAh
- Top quality
- Draw activated – No buttons to press
- Includes 2 X pods/cartridges in the kit
Pod Mods – Something For Every Vaper
Pod mods are a great addition to a vaping arsenal or of course for the brand new vaper.
The beauty of pod mod vapes is there’s pretty much one out there for every taste and budget and of course style of vaping.
To be honest serious sub ohm vapers might find the lack of power a little off putting however I recommend them for when you can’t chuck clouds and need a quick stealthy vape. or check out the SMOK Nord with the 0.6Ohm mesh coil for that little bit more oomph.
They are ideal to leave in the car or on your desk and to use when popping out.
I absolutely love the Jacvapour VIM pods for ease of use and I highly recommend the Lot Vape Orion Go DNA pod if your budget can stretch that bit further.
I’m not sure if you can refill the bottles somehow – if you can that would be a bonus – because this too me gave the best overall vape of them all with the Von Erl and Aspire Breeze tying up the next couple of spots.
If you are looking for a truly tiny device then the SMOK Mico is the one to look at.
So there’s definitely a place for a pod mod or two in your vaping arsenal and I hope we’ve helped you choose the right one for you.
Top Rated: 5 Best Pod Mod Vapes
- JAC Vapour Wee VIM
- SMOK Nord
- Innokin EQ Pod Mod
- Lost Vape Orion DNA GO
- Aspire Breeze 2