Best E Cigarettes and Vape Cigs for new users

What Is The Best E Cigarette, Vape Pen & Vape Mod Starter Kit On The Market In The UK & Worldwide? Updated Buying Guide For 2019

Apollo Ohm Go Vape Pen – Editors Choice – Best Vape Pen

Apollo OHM GO KITThe Apollo Ohm Go kit looks the business. Luckily it’s not a case of ‘all fur coat and no knickers’.

The Ohm Go kit provides two vaping experiences in one. Mouth to lung (MTL) with the supplied 1.0 ohm coil, this is a similar experience that you would get smoking a cigarette. Direct to lung (DTL) with the supplied 0.5Ohm coil, this will give you that sub ohm vaping experience you may have heard so much about.

Both coils offer superb flavour and plenty of vapour.

Before you think that it sounds difficult to operate, think again. The Ohm Go is a ‘self adjusting’ vape pen.

By self adjusting we mean you don’t have to fiddle with any wattage settings, the device detects the coil and changes the wattage automatically giving you the optimum vape every time. The only thing it doesn’t do is vape itself.

The tank is top-fill making it easy to fill when you are on the move. All you need with this kit is to add e liquid and your good to go.

If you hadn’t guessed yet. We really like this vape pen kit.

Features

  • Build quality and design are top notch
  • 1900mAh battery
  • Offers sub ohm vaping and mouth to lung
  • Self adjusting device for the above (no messing around with wattage/power settings)
  • Top fill
  • Excellent flavour and cloud production

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JAC Vapour VIM – Editors Choice – Best AIO/Pod Mod

best e-cigarette jacvapour vimLooking for a more compact, pocket friendly device that is super easy to use? Then the Jac Vapour VIM AIO is our top pick.

The VIM AIO (All In One) kit offers the perfect starting point for smokers making the switch due to its ease of use. Simply fill the supplied tank (or use the pre-filled pods if you want to go pure simplicity), pop it into the slot in the battery and vape. It’s really that easy. For the more experienced vaper this is also a great choice for a backup device or for those looking for a no fuss e cig that performs.

The VIM offers smokers a Mouth to lung (MTL – Similar to smoking a cigarette) as well as the option for a restricted Direct to Lung (DTL – Inhale directly into the lungs). This is dependent on your coil choice, all of which is very well explained on the JAC Vapour website.

For such a compact e cig the VIm also offers excellent battery life with the inbuilt 2600mAh battery. Depending on the coil you choose it should see most vapers through the day. You can also vape this device whilst charging.

Flavour wise JAC Vapour offer realistic tobacco/Menthol flavours as well as a wide range of fruits and desserts. If you are switching from smoking we’d recommend the SMOKING range of e-liquids for familiarity.

Another plus is that JAC Vapour are an established UK company that design their own products. In a vape world dominated by Chinese brands we think it’s good to ‘shop local’.

That’s it in a nutshell. Highly recommended if you are looking for a no fuss simple device.

Features

  • Excellent Value
  • Dimensions: 76mm x W: 20mm x L:40.5mm
  • Lightweight but solid build
  • 2600mAh battery
  • Offers sub ohm vaping and mouth to lung
  • Self adjusting device for the above (no messing around with wattage/power settings)
  • Excellent flavour
  • UK Company with industry leading customer service

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Which E Cigarette / Vape Kit Should You Buy?

It is a question that gets asked almost more than any other. What is the best e cigarette?

Truth is, there are a lot of great kits available, the real question is:

‘What is the best vape kit for YOU?’.

Maybe you are a smoker looking to switch or looking for a good e cig kit for the smoker in your life. This guide is here to help whether you are based in the UK, United States, Canada, Europe or beyond but is focused on the new vaper with simplicity in mind.

While on the surface this seems a simple enough query, there is in fact a whole host of different things that you, the person asking the question, will need to answer yourself.

If you want to know what these answers are click here or scroll down to the bottom of this page.

OK.. So you’ve read the guide below and know the type of e cig that is right for you. Now let’s look at some product!

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Recommended Mini E Cigs (Cig-A-Likes) 

We have two clear favourites here at Ecigclick, both offer different options and both are better in certain areas than one another.

So if you have decided that a mini e cigarette is where you want to start, these are our top picks.

Epuffer Magnum Snaps

Epuffer Snaps Magnum PCCThe Epuffer Magnum Snaps e cig kit is another great starter kit for new vapers making the switch.

The main selling point of the Magnum is that it features a rechargeable case (called a PCC – Personal Charging Case). May sound simple but as cig-a-like batteries are small the battery life isn’t great. With the Magnum you simply take a few drags of your e cig and place the battery back in the case and it begins charging. This is a must for when you are out and about.

The kit is high quality and comes with all you need to get started – 2 batteries, 3 cartridges and of course the PCC. The thing we really like is that you can try the kit and if you don’t like it you can return for a full refund.
Features

  • Simple to use
  • Build quality very good
  • Good flavours
  • 30 Day money back guarantee – Even if you have used the kit

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Vapour2/V2 Cigs

What Is The Best E Cig In The UKAnother cig-a-like kit that I first came across many years ago, V2 Cigs have built upon their popularity by producing a solid range of e cigarettes for all levels of users.

The particular starter kit we recommend here is the perfect starting point for new vapers looking for a smaller e cig. V2 have plenty of flavor options with their pre-filled cartomizers but also offer bottled e-liquid and refillable cartomizers allowing you to use any e-juice you choose.

There are a number of Vapour2/V2 starter kits from those with one battery to the Ultimate kits that covers everything you would need and more. One thing we would recommend is to go for a kit with at least 2 batteries, very important.

Full Vapour2 Cigs review can be seen here.

Features

  • One of the best cig-a-like kits available
  • ‘Plug & Play’ easy for new vapers
  • Quality product from a trusted, worldwide brand
  • Wide range of flavours to choose from
  • Kits to suit most budgets
  • Money back guarantee. Even if you have used the product
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Aspire Breeze 2

Aspire Breeze 2 Aio Pod modNot a cig-a-like as such but one of the latest All In One (AIO) e cigs to hit the market and the Aspire Breeze 2 has been very well received indeed, topping the Best Pod Mod spot in the recent Ecigclick Vape Awards.

Powered by an internal 1000 mAh battery this is classed as an airy MTL or very restricted DTL vape which suggests to me it will make a great starter kit for vaping newbies.

Like all of these e cigarettes simplicity is the key with this one and dare I say operating it really is a breeze.

Once coiled up and the 2ml pod is filled you can either vape using the fire button or just by inhaling.

Flavour is good an changing out the coils and filling with e-liquid simple.

One thing I will say is that it’s rare Aspire brings out a poor kit so this is definitely one to give a go!

As an added bonus it’s also available in camo, we think it looks the biz.

Features

  • 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

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Best Vape Pen Starter Kits

These are our recommendations from numerous vape pen starter kits we have tried and reviewed.

The following e cigs are great vape pen options.

Apollo Ohm Go Vape Pen – Editors Vape Pen Choice

Apollo OHM GO KITThe Apollo Ohm Go kit looks the business. Luckily it’s not a case of ‘all fur coat and no knickers’. This is the reason we have it as our top choice vape pen style kit

The Ohm Go kit provides two vaping experiences in one. Mouth to lung (MTL) with the supplied 1.0 ohm coil, this is a similar experience that you would get smoking a cigarette.

Direct to lung (DTL) with the supplied 0.5Ohm coil, this will give you that sub ohm vaping experience you may have heard so much about.

Flavour and vapour are plentiful with both the supplied coils.

Operating is as simple as it gets, this is a ‘self adjusting’ vape pen that takes all the guesswork out of the equation.

By self adjusting we mean you don’t have to manually change any wattage settings, the device detects the coil and changes the wattage automatically giving you the optimum vape every time. The only thing it doesn’t do is vape itself.

The tank is top-fill making it easy to fill when you are on the move. All you need with this kit is to add e liquid and your good to go.

If you hadn’t guessed yet. We really like this vape pen kit.

Read Our Full Apollo Ohm Go Review Here

Features

  • Build quality and design are top notch
  • 1900mAh battery
  • Offers sub ohm vaping and mouth to lung
  • Self adjusting device for the above (no messing around with wattage/power settings)
  • Top fill
  • Excellent flavour and cloud production

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Jacvapour Series S-17 Starter Kit

Jacvaopur SERIES-S17 TF PreviewThe Jacvapour Series S-17 Kit is the new kid on the block from UK brand jacvapour and by far their best yet in it’s category.

The Series S-17 kit has been built for simplicity.

Yet is still offers vapers both mouth to lung and direct lung inhale options. The beauty of this device is that you do not have to mess around with any wattage controls which can be confusing to new vapers.

Simply fill your tank. Place it on the battery and vape. The battery will adjust the power output automatically depending on the coil used.

The 900 mAh battery offers a decent amount of vape time and the coils, excellent flavour.

A superb starter kit for those new to vaping and priced very competitively.

Read Our Full Jacvapour Series S-17 Kit Review Here

Features

  • ‘Plug and play’ easy to use. No confusing choices to make
  • Excellent build quality and design
  • 900 mAh Battery
  • Excellent Price
  • 10ml E Liquid Included in kit
  • 2 X Coils included that offer mouth to lung and direct to lung vape options
  • Excellent customer service from the Jacvapour team

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V2 Pro Series 3

V2 Cigs Coupon codes for vape pensThe V2 Pro Series 3 offers that little bit more than your standard vape pen.

This device gives the users the option to switch the e liquid tank out for a dry herb tank. All still using the same battery that automatically detects which tank you have installed.

Of course, if you just want to vape e liquid that’s fine! This is one of the easiest kits there is to use. The refill tank is held in place by magnets, simply drop the tank into the top of the battery and it slots in place. It’s as easy as that.

The V2 Pro Series 3 is also a very slick looking device and light enough to be carried around easily in your pocket or bag. The tank is filled through the top and in our testing had no leaking whatsoever. So mess free all-round.

A great starting point for new vapers or those looking to step upto a vape pen or upgrade their current device.

Read Our Full V2 Pro Series 3 Review Here

Features

  • Solid build quality
  • Great looking device
  • 650mAh battery
  • Leak free
  • Loose leaf tank can be purchased separately for a different vape experience
  • Money back guarantee (Check T&C’s)
  • Top performer for flavour

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Innokin Endura T18 II

T18-2 main imageThis vape pen kit from Innokin is one of the newest e cigs to hit the market and quite possibly their best to date.

The Endura T18 II is a great starting point for first time vapers and those making the step up from mini e cigs or for current vapers looking for a back up. Very simple to use, just fill your tank, screw it to the battery and you are ready to go.

You can also choose between three different power settings to make your vape cooler or warmer, tailoring the vape to fit your needs.

The battery is 1300 mah which – when paired with the included 1.5ohm coil – should see most vapers through the majority of the day. The T18II tank also offers great flavour and good vapour production to get the most out of your favourite e-liquid.

Add to all of this the top quality build and the reassurance that it has been produced by one of the leading e cigarette brands there aren’t too many negatives that come to mind.

Read our Innokin Endura T18II Kit review here

Features

  • Trusted vape brand
  • Excellent quality
  • 1300mAh Battery
  • One of the best selling starter kits
  • Easy to use.
  • 3 X power settings for different vaping styles.
  • Just add e-liquid and it’s ready to use

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Recommended Pod Mods

Pod mods have taken the vaping world by storm in 2018 and have reached fever pitch going into 2019. For good reason as well. They are one of the simplest, mess free devices available.

There are various styles of pod mod e cig. The pen style is arguably the most popular but there has been an increase in small box mod type devices. You will also see that some offer refillable tanks while some just offer pre-filled cartridges, when you are done you simply swap them out.

It really couldn’t get any easier. If you are a new vaper looking for the simplicity of a cig-a-like then this could be for you.

Aspire Gusto Mini

Aspire Gusto Open

This is a seriously small vape device… If you want discreet matched with superb performance then this is our one of our favourite.

Although the cartridges are not designed to be re-filled there is a work around. If you just want simple, mess free vaping though you simply buy replacement cartridges.

The e-liquid that comes pre-filled in the cartridges is produced by Element, one of the most trusted brands in the e-liquid market.

Features

  • Compact mod with excellent build quality
  • Great performance for such a small device
  • Simple, mess free device
  • E-liquids by Element
  • Reputable, trusted brand

SMOK Nord Pod System

Smok Nord pod kit

The SMOK Nord is one of the newer pod mods but one that performs incredibly well for such a small device. It comes complete with two coils, one 1.4Ohm and one 0.6Ohm. The former is designed for mouth to lung vaping and the latter gives you an airy draw allowing for more of a direct to lung hit. The 0.6ohm mesh coil was our favourite but the 1.4ohm also delivers very good flavour.

If you are just quitting smoking and looking for an e cigarette then it doesn’t get much easier than this. Press the button and take a drag.

The 1100mAh battery is impressive and depending on your vaping style and frequency could see you a full day with the 1.4ohm coil.

All in all a superb device that can be used with nic salt eliquid (recommended) and higher VG vape juice with the 0.6ohm coil.
Features

  • Simple to use
  • Excellent flavour
  • Can vape whilst charging
  • Refillable pods
  • 1100mAh battery

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Recommended Vape Mods

The following recommendations are all box mods (or vape mods as they are also known).

We have seen a huge influx of these types of devices released to market with great fanfare.

The hype is justified though, some of these vape mods are fantastic. They are however a little more advanced and require more of a learning curve, they aren’t necessarily for everyone. Having said that, they are very easy to use.

Here are our recommended Vape Mod Starter Kits that are good for beginners.

Jacvapour Series S-22 Vape Mod

Jacvapour Series S22I’m sure you’ve seen this brand recommended a number of times within this e cig buying guide. The reason is simple, Jacvapour are not only a trusted UK e cig company but they offer a number of top quality electronic cigarettes and e liquids in the UK.

Moving on to one of their latest e cigarettes, the Series S-22.

This is a nice compact mod that offers top performance while being a perfect starting point for a beginner.

The tank that comes with the kit offers both mouth to lung and direct to lung vaping. If you are new to vaping you will likely be best suited to the mouth to lung coil.

Definitely up there with my favourite vape kits for ease of use, it’s a case of popping your tank on and vaping. No wattage controls to worry about!

Check Out Our Hands On Jacvapour Series S-22 Review here

Features

  • Excellent build quality
  • Perfect for new vapers with no confusing settings
  • Looks great and is pocket friendly
  • Good flavour and clouds from the S-22 tank
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Aspire Zelos Kit

Aspire Zelos 50W Kit
Aspire e cigarettes have been in the vaping world since waaay back when. So it’s safe to say they are at trusted brand that are here to stay.

One of their latest releases, the Aspire Zelos vape mod, is a compact little vape that packs plenty of power (50W). Not only will this device keep the more advanced vapers happy but also future proof new vapers looking for a step up or starter mod.

This mod will fit easily in the pocket and looks great with the Nautilus 2 tank (included in the kit) attached. But you won’t want to keep it there too long as it looks the business!

The 2500 mAh battery will give you plenty of vape time as well. Did I mention they have also squeezed temperature control capabilities in there? For those that want it (you don’t have to use it) it’s there.

Features

  • Compact mod with excellent build quality
  • 50W power output
  • Temp Control for vapers that want it
  • 2500 mah battery
  • Kit comes complete with an excellent tank, the Nautilus 2
  • From one of the most reputable & long standing brands

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Innokin EZ Watt

innokin ez watt reviewIt’s by no means the latest box mod on the market but the EZ Watt by Innokin is a great vape mod and easy for vapers new to these type of devices to get the hang of.

It fits comfortably into the palm of my hand, the build quality is excellent (a hallmark of Innokin mods) and the paired T20S Tank provides a very good mouth to lung vape.

The EZ Watt is loaded with a 1500mAh capacity battery that gives you plenty of vaping time and while the 35W power output may not be enough for some sub ohm vapers it makes for an easy entry in the vape mod world.

There are no tricky menus to navigate, the EZ Watt has just 3 vaping modes, 13-14W – 16-18W and 30-35W. Very simple indeed.

Great product again from Innokin.

Read our hands on Innokin EZ Watt review here

Features

  • Feels really solid in the hand
  • Compact size fits nicely in the palm
  • Kit comes with 2 X coil (0.8Ohm and 1.5Ohm)
  • Three vape modes for different types of vape.
  • 1500 mAh Battery
  • By Innokin, a trusted e cig brand

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Vaporesso Luxe Nano

Vaporesso Luxe Nano vape mod
Well, what a beauty of a vape mod! The Vaporesso Luxe Nano offers a compact design with stunning looks which are mainly due to the large 1.3″ TFT touch screen dominating the front of the device.

It has all the bells and whistles you would expect from a high end mod but is also simple for new vapers to get the hang of, as long as you don’t mind a little learning curve.

The mod comes with a built in 2500mAh battery and is topped by the SKRR-s sub ohm tank with 2 x coils included. Everything you need to get started.

So while the Luxe Nano isn’t going to be a ‘plug and play’ type of e cig for those that are looking to future proof their vape with advanced features you could do a lot worse.

Features

  • Beautiful design
  • Top quality construction
  • 2500mAh internal battery
  • 80W output
  • Trusted brand

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Voopoo Drag Mini

voopoo drag mini palmThe Voopoo Drag Mini is one of our favourite kits design wise but maybe not one that will suit all new vapers so treat this as a bit of a wild card.

This, in kit form with the tank, is for sub ohm vapers that use the direct to lung method of vaping. That’s not to say it won’t work with mouth to lung tanks if you want to add one to your vape setup.

It’s a beautiful mod with resin panels and feels sturdy in the hand without being too bulky. This is a mod to impress with.

Firing upto 117W it packs in all of the features advanced vapers would expect while still being easy to get to grips with for new vapers. The 4400 mAh battery will keep the most power hungry tank going for a good amount of time.

Check Out Our Voopoo Drag Mini Review Here

Features

  • Beautiful design and solid build quality
  • Upto 117W Power output
  • 4400mAh battery
  • Kit comes with U Force 2 tank that includes 2 coils (0.4Ohm and 0.13ohm)
  • Great for extended battery life

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So there we have it, these are our recommendations for the best e cig kits on the market in 2019 for new vapers.

What E Cig Should I Buy?

The first thing that needs to be decided if you are new to vaping:

The three main e cig category options:

  • Mini e cigarettes: (Also refereed to as a ‘cig-a-like’) These can range in sizes but are the smallest e cigarettes available. Some are the same size as a cigarette and certain e cig brands have a variety of sizes, the bigger ones having a larger battery capacity. All tend to have the appearance of a cigarette. These can be good e cigs for beginners to help the transition to e cigarettes. They offer a mouth to lung vaping experience, similar to the way most smoker. There are downsides to them however.
  • Pod Mods: A fairly new e cig category and one picking up steam in 2018/2019. These are designed to take the mess out of vaping and provide a plug and play experience. Take a look at our full ‘Best Pod Mod Vape‘ post for an in depth look at our top choices.
  • Vape Pens/EGO E cig: These are of course bigger but provide longer battery life. Great for new vapers or the next step for those currently using cig-a-likes. Most offer a mouth to lung (MTL) vape but there are increasing number of sub ohm (Direct to Lung) kits coming to market. Take a look at our ‘Best Vape Pens‘ list for a more in depth look at this category.
  • Vape/Box Mods: These would generally be used as a step up from vape pens but we have seen such an increase in popularity for these that many new vapers are opting to go for these from the outset. There is a slight learning curve but they are super simple to use, if you are willing to learn then they are a superb choice. The majority of these kits are best used with sub ohm tank (Direct to Lung) but Mouth to Lung (MTL) tanks can also be used. Check out our ‘Best Vape Mods‘ list for more choices.

So Lets Start With Mini E Cigs (Cig-A-Likes)

These are usually the first port of call for a high percentage of smokers making the switch to electronic cigarettes.

cig-a-like e cigarettes

I will try and keep it simple by listing the positives / negatives that comes with this type of e cigarette.

Positives

  • ‘Plug and play’ option
  • Makes the transition to e cigarettes more familiar due to their small appearance.
  • Highly portable and discreet enough to carry around and use when out and about.
  • Good for a no nonsense ‘charge and vape’ first e cig experience.
  • The lightest e cig option. (Although don’t expect them to be the same weight as a cigarette!)
  • Good entry point into the world of e cigarettes.

Negatives

  • The smaller the batteries the less charge they carry = Less vaping time and frequent charging.
  • Limited battery life will mean (at a minimum) 2 batteries are recommended to be carried around at all times.
  • Heavy smokers will get very annoyed with battery life and want to throw their mini e cig out of the window. Or they could just buy 3+ spare batteries.
  • Limited opportunity to customize
  • The quality of mini e cigs can vary widely, choose carefully, cheapest isn’t always the best.

As a former 15 cigs per day smoker I personally found mini e cigs a great starting point when first starting out, I was drawn to the cig-a-likes for the very reason that they were small and looked like a cigarette and for me at the time this was a very important feature.

It has to be said there wasn’t the choice back in 2010 that we have today, however.

Even to this day I don’t want to take a huge e cigarette out with me when I go to a bar or restaurant. I will take a small vape pen or a mini box mod if real stealth vaping is required! Both will be mouth to lung vapes as they produce less clouds/vapour.

There are a number of great beginner e cig kits and a large number of not so great products available making choosing the best e cig on the market a really difficult proposition.

Due to the growing e cig market many opportunity seekers are jumping on the band wagon, many of which haven’t got a clue of what makes a decent e cig.

Many brands are, unfortunately, just using the same re-branded stock products, a lot of which are poor and appear dated.

Here at Ecigclick we have tried and tested over 50 different mini e cigarette brands to date with only a few being worth spending any money on, hopefully we can help making your purchasing choice a little easier.

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Recommended Vape Pens / EGO style e cigarettes

This type of e cig is again used as an entry point to electronic cigarettes for many smokers, mainly those that are not too concerned with buying an e cigarette that looks like a cigarette.

kik vape pen review
These type of e cigs are about the size of a cigar or a marker pen, depending on the type you go for. The smaller the device the smaller the battery capacity.

They are also ‘the next step’ for a number of vapers that may find they need an e cig with a longer battery life (as opposed to a mini e cig) and more options to tailor their e cig experience more to their personal vaping needs and preference.

There are again many different options here from your basic e cig which consists of a battery and a tank to devices that allow you to change either the wattage/voltage to customize the way you vape. Sub ohm vape pens are also now proving popular.

These electronic cigarettes also let you refill with e-liquid rather than using pre-filled cartomisers.

Positives

  • Longer battery life, allowing for more uninterrupted vaping. The larger the ‘Mah‘ rating the bigger the capacity.
  • Fill with own e-liquid which can be more cost effective in the long run.
  • Customize-able – Can use a variety of different clearomizers / tanks to improve vapor and flavor.

Negatives

  • May be too big for some users, especially those that don’t want to draw attention.
  • Quality can vary. Be sure only to buy reputable brands from reputable companies. Be wary of cheap e cigs and vape pens from market stalls.

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Recommended Box Mods

Innokin-Cool Fire 4 TC 18650 box mod
There are different features such as variable wattage, temperature control or indeed both in the same device. Most are also good devices for those wanting to sub ohm vape. Again, this shouldn’t be done without first knowing what you are doing!

There are two main types of box mod you will come across

  • Mods with integrated battery – When the battery eventually fails the whole mod needs to be replaced
  • Mods with replaceable batteries – No need to replace the whole mod when the battery performance deteriorates, just swap out the batteries.

I personally use both and have had a mod with integrated battery last over a year. For a £30/£40 device that’s pretty good going.

If going for a mod with replaceable batteries it’s important to learn about battery safety, how to carry them and charge them safely.

All the box mods I recommend below are regulated, in other words they feature micro computers to control settings as entered by the user. We do not recommend mech mods (unregulated) for the new vaper.

Positives

  • Battery life can be considerably longer depending on the setup allowing for long periods of vaping without requiring a charge. Perfect for heavy vapers.
  • Many have variable wattage settings that allow you to control the power output which in turn helps tailor settings for optimal user experience. Ie: More/less vapor – Warmer / cooler vape.
  • Batteries can be removed and replaced (in some) rather than having to replace the whole device.
  • Certain devices can provide the power for those wanting to get into sub ohm vaping.
  • Can be used with MTL vape tanks – Battery life will be even better with these types of tanks.

Negatives

  • It is necessary to know the capabilities of these devices before buying. They aren’t for everyone.
  • Learning curve – Some vapers just want a simple / straightforward device.

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Of course we can only advise what the best e cig is based on what we have used but we are reviewing new e cigarettes, vape pens and vape mods all the time and will of course update this page as we go where necessary.

Keep in mind this post is for vape kits aimed toward beginner vapers or those stepping up from beginner devices.Now it is just down to you to decide what option fits with your needs!

Finally, if you have any further questions just ask below in the comments or get in touch using the contact link located top right of this website. We will get back to you ASAP!

As always be sure to vape safely.

Jonny
I've been vaping since 2010 and been cigarette free ever since. Ecigclick was started to take a closer look at the mixed bag of e cigs that were available at the time. Along with the rest of the team we have gone from a handful of reviews in 2010 to now covering a huge range of vaping gear with over 500 reviews and counting today with the help of the great review team we have here! If you need help getting started vaping or just want to say high then please feel free to get in touch. The team and I will help where we can!

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  1. Hey, can I start by saying that the amount of information on this site is amazing! As someone who’s been out of the game a while (Failed ex-smoker) I feel like a 90yr old man trying to work a VCR at the moment. Vaping seems to have come on leaps and bounds.

    I’m now back and as I would like to quit smoking without murdering anyone I thought i’d get back into vaping. I used to rock the 20W eleaf but would like to get into MTL vaping probably along with the blacknote liquids I’ve seen.

    I’d heard good things about the Zenith tanks but thought I’d ask advise on what mod/tank to go for. Topfil would be ideal, as for the mod, something less boring.

    Style wise I have to say the Proton Kit looks awesome but it seems somewhat overkill for my plans and you know, I’d like to MTL.

    Can you point me in a direction?

    • Hey Kieran,

      Thanks for stopping by, good to hear you are having another bash, I’m sure it will work out just fine this time around 🙂

      OK.. So first up the tank.. The Zenith is a good choice for MTL, I would say try out the D22 version as this comes with the newer mesh coils that have slightly improved flavour.

      There are other good tanks but it’s likely best to keep things simple! I’ve added another option for you to look at with the mods below.

      As for the mod… The Proton is indeed overkill in terms of the power it can output but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it with the Zenith tank.

      You will simply reduce the wattage to fit with your needs. The main benefit would be the battery life. A lower wattage paired with 2 x batteries will see you get some good extended vape time. Also, if you decide down the line to try out sub ohm vaping then you are good to go, just need the tank.

      Of course you need to take into account it has replaceable batteries that will need to be purchased separately. Also, read up on battery safety, especially how to store and carry spare batteries.

      If you are happy with the above and like the look of the Proton mod then go for it.

      Other mods that you may like to take a look at.

      Vaporesso Luxe Nano – Has internal battery but the mod itself is very nice with large screen.
      Geekvape Aegis Mini – Something a little differetn – Waterproof/Shockproof but looks great – Needs replaceable 18650 battery

      This is a kit with MTL Tank – The JAC Vapour S22 – Worth checking out for a simple but good looking kit that performs a treat. The tank also has top fill option now.

      I don’t want to confuse matters too much Kieran as I know it can be super confusing with all the choice.

      In short, what you already have your eye on is good 🙂 Black Note is superb tobacco juice as well.

      Any questions please ask away. If you search the site and have questions on specific devices then leave your question on the specific post and one of us will be happy to help you out further.

      Cheers

      Jonny

  2. Hi. My mum is 80 and currently smokes about 6 real cigarettes a day and uses a Nicocig e-cigarette in between times in her room (she lives in residential care now). She has the early stages of dementia and at times finds the process of changing the cartomisers over and re charging quite confusing. She also can’t tell very well when a cartomiser needs changing. I was thinking a liquid option would be easier for her to see when it needed topping up. Several of the carers where she lives also vape so I am sure they would be able to help her re-fill. I was wondering if you could suggest the simplest option for me to recommend to my mum please? And for it not to be too fidly. She is used to smoking Mayfair green cigarettes, which I believe are menthol, so which liquid would you suggest too please. Any help you can give would be very much appreciated as I am a non smoker and would really like this to work for mum. 🙂

    • Hi Tracy,

      There are a few of options that could be good but while they are simple to use the form factor is quite different from the Nicocig type e cig your mum is using currently. Only one of these has the option of ‘refilling with your own eliquid but the others could be good for simplicity.

      The first is the Wee Vim from Jacvapour – You can check out more about it here

      It is available with both pre filled pods/cartridges (menthol included) that cannot be refilled and empty pods that can be filled with an e-liquid of your choice. It is easy to push the cartridges into the device and of course you can see how much liquid is remaining.

      Logic Compact – This is prefilled cartridges only but is very simple to use and eliquid level can be seen.

      SMOKO vape kit – Another kit that is easy to use. Again pre-filled tank but easy to see the liquid level.

      Of course, any other questions please ask away!

  3. Why are box mods using flat top 18650 batteries now? I bought a new mod and my nipple top batteries would not fit. I had to put them in a lathe and grind their nipples down. Why don’t the different brands specify what type they use. Typically of course, the flat tops are much more expensive. Can Any one recommend a 2018 mod that takes the longer battery?

    • Hi Thanos,

      Yes you can but.. and a big but.. is that the Nautilus 2 tank is 22mm wide where as the Ohm Go battery is approx 18/19mm in diameter so it won’t look too great sat on top.

  4. Waooo, Great Collection of vape starter kits.

    Aspire Breeze kit and Innokin Cool Fire Ultra Mod is my favorite ecigs. These are easy to grip and comes in awesome colors.

  5. Hi,

    I wonder if you can help me? I’m currently a heavy smoker and I would like to cut down. I tried e-cigs when they first came out but found that I got a sore throat when using them. From the description above I would say I’m a DTL as I enjoy the hit it gives me.

    I think the problem I had was the liquids that were available at that time and I’m assuming that now this will have vastly improved. Could you recommend a good liquid to use?

    Thank you
    Caz

    • Hi Caz,

      Good to hear your looking to cut down. Can I ask what e cigarette do you have? Is this the e cig you will be looking to use with a new e-liquid?

      Just need to be sure your device can work with e-liquids that are intended for use with DTL vaping.

      For DTL (sub ohm) vaping an e-liquid with a higher VG content is recommended (eg; 70VG). This type of e-liquid can help with a smoother draw. You will, however, need an e cig that works well with these higher VG e-liquids though.

      I would suggest first familiarising yourself with a few basics first:

      PG and VG in e-liquid, you can read more about that here.
      Mouth to lung Vs Direct to Lung Vaping – Read more about that here.

      As for e-liquids, it all really depends on your device as mentioned above and of course your personal preference when it comes to flavours.

      You can see some of our e-liquid recommendations here.

      The above may likely leave you with more questions than answers but as always, ask away Caz.

      Thanks

      Jonny

  6. Hi Johnny, I want to start but don’t know much about the equipment and mods etc. I currently do smoke and want vape to replace the smoking. I have checked a few devices and starter kits and I am interested in the vaporesso revenge 220w kit, the wismec predator and the voopoo drag, really need advice please.

    • Hi Ahmed,

      Good to hear you’re looking to replace the cigs.

      Before deciding on a product I’d suggest reading the following, this will give me more targeted info to help me recommend something:
      Mouth to Lung Vs Direct to Lung vaping

      Let me know which way you see yourself vaping and we can go from there. Any questions on the above just leave a comment on that post.

      Cheers

      Jonny

      • Hey Ahmed,

        All the Mods you mentioned are excellent. It’s really just a personal preference on what you like the look of. I personally use the Voopoo Drag regularly. As for tanks with replaceable/stock coils I use the Aspire Cleito, while it’s not the latest tank on the market I find it’s a solid performer with the 0.4Ohm coils and they are also widely available. I only vape these at around 30W which is my sweet spot.

        With that wattage in mind I will generally use a more compact mod that doesn’t need to output big wattage for out and about use such as the Jacvapour Series B DNA75 or the Wismec CB-60 mod.

        Keep in mind the mods you mention do all have external batteries though so please read up on battery safety before buying. Also, an external charger is a must as well with dual battery mods and if you carry spare batteries when out and about a carry case IS needed 100%, never carry spare batteries loose.

        Other tanks that are good performers are the SMOK TFV12 Prince (Juice guzzler though) and the Uwell Valyrian or Crown 3.

        Cheers

        Jonny

        • Hiya,

          So 2 years ago I started vaping with a basic ecig which tbh I can’t even remember the make of. Within 1 month I gave it up and went back to roll ups as I was coughing every time I took a drag from the ecig. 18 months later I bought the TECC Curve mini and it is far far better than the 1st device I had. As it stands today, I have the Curve but also a second device the OBS Cube mini (both are MTL devices). On the Curve I can adjust the wattage but on the Cube I can’t but that is fine no issues there. I’m totally happy with these devices but I am completely lost with regards to what the ratio of nic per vg/pg plus flavour to aim for. I know that smoking 10 – 15 cigs a day would mean my desired 6mg or max 9mg nic strength is what I’m after and 70vg/30pg as I prefer clouds and flavour. Some online shops supply flavour which is pg based and the provide vg separately then you are required to add the 10ml nic shots separately….but i dont know how many nic shots i would need to get my desired strength nor for a bottle of 250ml with 50ml of flavour in….so confussed lol

          • Hey Mariana,

            Yeah the whole nic shot thing can be confuing especially when you are buying the bigger ml flavour bottles.

            We have written a short fill/nic shot guide here. So be best to have a look at that. There are details of how many nic shots you will need for 250ml.

            Any other questions that come up just leave them in the comments on that post and we’ll do our best to help 🙂

            Cheers

            Jonny

  7. Hi im looking for an e cig that is just nocotine i dont want any flavours. ive heard there is a nicotine and water one. im really desperate to stop smoking and have tried everythng else. would appreciate any help you could offer.
    jen

    • Hi Jen,

      Never seen 100% water based nicotine e-liquid, you can read more about why just water isn’t recommended for vaping here. You can add a touch of distilled water to your e-liquids though.

      There are what’s called Nic shots that are nicotine in a PG/VG liquid (basically flavourless e-liquid) which are intended to be added to flavours but you could try those although never personally tried them on their own or heard of anyone vaping those on their own. Keep in mind they may not be completely flavourless and the nicotine *may* come through in the flavour which may not be all that pleasant.

      If you search for flavourless e-liquid on google you should see a good number of products and they may be worth trying.

      If anyone has vaped nic shots/flavourless eliquids on there own I’d love to hear your thoughts as well!

      Let us know how you get on Jen.

  8. Hi Jonny

    I stopped smoking over 3 years ago and went straight to sub ohming on a mod. I currently vape 3mg nicotine 40w on a smok. What I’m considering now is moving from lots of vapour to just a good hit and flavor without the constant changing coils and using lots of juice so thought would going to an ecig help?? I currently use 0.4 coils and they barely last a week. Any advice would be great! Keep up the top notch Work!

    • Hey Sing.. A week on a single coil isn’t so bad when compared to the cost of smoking 🙂 Although I don’t know how much e-liquid you use!

      Coil life could also be down to the type of e-liquid you are using, sweet/dessert type flavours can clog up coils quicker and of course the amount you vape.

      Unfortunately it’s just the way it is with vaping.

      Keep in mind from what you say it sounds like you want to move from sub ohm vaping (direct to lung) to mouth to lung. So just be aware it is a lot different. When you say going to an e cig do you mean a cig-a-like? If so then I’m not convinced going from sub ohm vaping to one of these devices will satisfy so not recommended.

      Have you considered the pod mod style devices? Check out the Aspire Gusto and see what you think. You just switch out cartridges rather than the mess of swapping coils.

      Or.. You could try a new mouth to lung tank such as the Aspire Nautilus 2. A great tank that will use a lot less e-liquid than a sub on tank, especially if it’s a TFV8 or similar.

      Let me know what you think.

      Jonny

  9. I have recently purchased a “Grenade” it is one of the best I have tried, works well straight out of the box, is really adjustable and gives a a great mouth to lung valve or just a mild mouth Vape. I would recommend it to any newbies. OK it is a little heavy but good to hold, the battery life is not huge, but a couple of extra batts and a charger make it great.

  10. I have Vapour2 and I would not change. My friend was persuading me to another brand, but she had to change it twice. I have Vapour2 for two years now. I have 3 e-cigarettes from them – at home, in my car, at work. There was no problem with any of them. The most difficult part was to find a good liquid. I have a few favorites – V2 RED, Congress and Cherry.

  11. Hi Jonny

    Myself and my wife are looking to stop cigs and start vaping, we currently smoke around 20 each a day, your advice seems spot on so was wondering if you could reccomend anything for us?

    Preferably a vape where i don’t need to click the button to take a draw.

    Thanks

    Ben

    • Hi Ben,

      Great to hear you’re both looking to make the switch! Great to hear.

      Not a huge amount of vape devices where you don’t need to press the button (also known as an automatic device). But what there is, luckily, is very good 🙂

      Check out the Aspire Breeze vape kit, it’s only recently been released and although you will see it has a button you can use it without. I’d recommend the charging dock as well but maybe see how you get on with the device itself first.

      You can use code ECIGCLICK for 5% off if you decide to go with that.

      Also, you will want to start at around 12-18mg nicotine strength. We normally recommend buying one strength of each (12mg and 18mg) to start with so if one nic strength is too strong/weak you have the other readily available.

      Of course, any other questions please ask away.

      Cheers

      Jonny

      • Hey Jonny

        Thanks for the advice, iv’e taken a look at them and there priced really good so will give them a go 👍.

        There’s an option to by 5x coils for around £10.50 also!

        Would you reccomend buying them for future! Not sure how long each coil lasts!

        Thanks.

        Ben

        • Hi Ben,

          It comes with two coils having said that, it’s always good practice to have a good supply of coils. You will soon be able to gauge how long they last for your personal vaping style.

          Let us know how you get on Ben with it Ben!

          Cheers

          Jonny

          • Hey Joe.. Of course, we encourage all to share their experiences! Sometimes at the weekend and especially with comments made at 11pm on a Friday night I can take a little longer to approve 🙂

            Thanks for sharing how you are getting on though, great to hear the Endura T20 has worked out well for you especially after 35 years of smoking! Brilliant to hear 🙂

            I’m sure your advise will be very helpful to those switching to vaping!

            Cheers

            Jonny

    • Hi Ben
      Newbie here as I have just stopped smoking 2 days ago 🙂 I smoked about 20 a day( tobacco ) but have bought an Innokin Endura T20 vape pen after a bit of research .

      It is a mouth to lung which really is just like a cig , surprised how close it is tbh. I have honestly not felt like a cig since I started. As I smoked tobacco I thought I would go for a similar taste to get started so it wouldn’t be so much of a change. I would recommend you should do the same. Google is your friend for flavours and price , everything is out there. The vapour is not exact but its not too far off from what I was smoking taste wise. £1 per 10ml I found online compared to 3 for £12 in the local shops.

      I have smoked for 35 years but since I started this vaping carry on ( 2 day ago 🙂 ) I have no urge for a cig. It really is bizarre to me.

      Any questions drop me a note , more than willing to reply with what I am doing \ happening to me or suggestions .

      Joe

      • Hiya Joe. I’ve only just come across this site and saw your comment about recently giving up the fags. Well done for that mate like you I stopped smoking to go on this vaping lark and currently have 68 days with no fags under my belt. Like you I’m amazed that, after 50 years of smoking, I don’t even miss them. Long may it continue I say! My only regret being that I didn’t ditch the roll ups and get into this vaping business years ago when it first came out.. My message to everyone who’s trying to stop smoking and is now using one of these vaping gadgets is. Very well done and keep up the good work. Your lungs and your family will thank you for it. Good luck to one and all… Peter

  12. Hi Jonny,

    I’m a light smoker, sometimes I dont feel like smooking for a month or even more, i tried a vapping pen for a week now and i liked the idea of having different flavors , so i will switch to vapping. But the e-cig i ha e is verr low quality. A friend of mine recommends SMOK AL85.. He says it is also available in my country Egypt. What do u think?. I dont no much about vapping.. Do u think SMOK AL85 is good for me

    • Hi Allam, the AL85 is very good but you also need to buy a good quality battery (or two) separately to go with the device. It’s also recommended you charge 18650 batteries with an external charger. You can read about batteries for vaping here.

      If you don’t want to use a mod that requires an external batteries then you will need to look for one that has an integrated battery.

      Thanks

      Jonny

  13. I have used a V2 e-cig for three years and from the first day’s use I have not touched a tobacco cigarette. Now I find the U.K. Government have banned the 2.4 nicotine strength and the 1.8 strength does not satisfy my needs. Any suggestions ?

    • Hey Steve,

      Sorry to hear that, I’m hoping you are in the minority but I seriously doubt it.

      As you know, e-liquid containing nicotine can only be purchased in the UK with a max 20mg (2.0) nic strength. Not a huge jump but have you tried any of these strengths? V2 don’t sell them of course but there are a few brands that supply the maximum. Some 20mg nicotine strengths here.

      Let us know how you get on.

  14. Hi Jonny,
    I’ve never smoked before but I’m thinking of starting to vape CBD, do you have any advice on which product would be best?
    Not sure how much difference it makes for the vape to go MTL or DTL, does this matter?
    I would rather make one purchase of a good product, even if it means spending a little more for the quality.
    Thanks for your time.

  15. Hi, I am a non smoker and easily irritated by noises. My husbands “clicking” vaporiser drives me mad! Is there any such thing as a silent vapouriser or alternative?
    Thanks

    • Hey Julie, sounds like you and my partner have something in common 🙂

      The only devices that don’t have that click are what’s known as automatic e cigs. These don’t have a button and are activated by taking a draw on the device.

      Unfortunately they are few and far between nowadays.

      Do you know what the make/type of device he is using Julie?

  16. Im after something similar to the socialite/VIP ones, but mostly im interested in the top. I hate metal in my mouth, and I like the top to be quite small almost cigarette like. (I hate cigalikes though!)

    VIP and Socialite leak a LOT and basically are pointless. So much so that ive returned to smoking! (that isn’t the only reason but one of!)

    Can anyone recommend a good solid vape machine which has a plastic thin top.

    I don’t really want a tank style as I do prefer them slimmer and ‘girlier’ if that’s a thing? Im also a menthol smoker only so would prefer great menthol flavours, with a decent hit.

    I smoke low nicotine vapes usually.. and I do fine on that (when they work!) like a clearomizer I think they call it. https://www.vipelectroniccigarette.co.uk/h2-clearomizer-pack-disposable.html
    this is the sort of thing I mean… I like the top to be slim, and plastic ideally.

    Metal against my teeth freaks me out!!!

    • Hi Caroline, thanks for the comment.

      There are a few products that I think may fit your wants. Take a look at the below and let me know what you think.

      Aspire K2 Kit – A touch bigger than what you have linked to but a great little kit that performs a treat! The mouthpiece is Delrin as well, no freaky metal there 🙂

      – Eleaf iCare Solo – Check this out here. A little different from what you will have seen though!

      Joyetech AIO – Very small device!

      Eleaf iCare – Another tiny device that hides easily in the palm of the hand.

      Hope that gives you a few ideas Caroline. Let me know if you have any other questions.

      Thanks

      Jonny

  17. The Jacvapour Series S is not a good product.

    The only thing it has going for it is its small size (which is why I purchased it).

    I’ve used mine for a little over a month now and it’s been the worst of the pen style sub ohm units I’ve used.

    My first impression was, it lacked a lot of the punch of its peers, but I forgave it that as it looked smart and was certainly compact, after further use its shortcomings became more obvious.

    For a start, the battery life is terrible. I get about an hour of (intermittent use) out of it before it becomes so weak as to be useless. I charge at home, in my care, and then at work, pretty much constantly, just to get consistent hits out of it.

    The build quality is a lot more average than it would first appear. The paint is wearing off the fire button on mine, the USB connector is not aligned 100% with the casing, and the black rubberised coating is scratched. The rubberised coating also presents another problem, cleaning.. And you’re going to be cleaning this a lot.

    The supplied tank is junk, capacity is understandably low but it leaks like hell and no amount of cleaning and o-ring replacement is going to sort it. It’s just a fundamentally flawed design. Even with the vent holes closed, fluid seeps out constantly. If I leave this thing horizontal on a desk, it will quickly leak out half a tank fast. Using this thing invariably leads to oily drips and spots on my clothes, nasty. The rubberised coating makes it a pain to clean too, juice just smears into the finish, leaving it all nice and greasy..

    Removing/refilling the tank is a major hassle, the adjustable bottom vent ring is wider as the tank base, meaning if the tank is on tight, you often can’t get enough grip on it to get it off, instead you just spin the vent ring… On a tank that is 37mm tall, you literally have a 3mm tall ring you have to grip to take it off. I very frequently use pliers to do this, super convenient! Obviously just spinning the top will leave the coil attached to the battery and dump out the contents of the tank, this has happened to me a few times when I’ve not been paying attention.

    Using another tank on this thing is not practical due to its narrow diameter. Maybe one of the small Kanger tanks would work well on it but to be honest, the battery life is so poor I’m not even going to bother trying.

    So, all in all, a really badly designed product that has put me off the Jacvapour brand.

    I’d also like to point out that glowing “reviews” of this product are simply first impressions, and usually first impressions from those who stand to make profit from the items sale, or those who’ve been provided the product for the purposes of review. Basically, shill reviews.

    Superior alternatives that I’ve used extensively:

    Joyetech’s ego one is a good compact sub ohm capable unit, the external casing is a little flimsy but it vapes great. I’ve been through four of these batteries, two of the larger capacity and two of the smaller.

    Eleaf’s iJust 2 is great, adequate build quality, good battery life, decent power and very compact. I’ve had two of these.

    Aspire’s CF Sub Ohm is a little larger but still compact, it has excellent build quality and a lot of punch, great product but it charges via the 510 port. XD I’ve only had one of these, need that micro usb port!

    Smok’s Vape Pen plus is super compact and looks great, battery life is good and it has a lot of kick but, the integrated tank is inconvenient. I only used this for a month, whilst the power and build were good, I didn’t like the integrated tank, but your mileage may vary.

    Overall, I recommend the Eleaf iJust 2, it seems to be a good compromise between size/performance and it’s also very cheap. The diameter of it allows you to use many different tanks without it becoming too top heavy. The only negative would be the slightly shonky fire button but it’s not so bad.

    • Thanks for your comment Fernando and your alternative options. Most of which I agree are great options.

      Yes the Series S was provided for review but Neil, the chap who reviewed it, is very straight forward with his reviews. He tells it how HE experiences it at the time of using the product.

      He used the Series S for 3 weeks as his main device before writing the review. As per his review he did find the quality slightly lacking compared to the Series E but if he had had the problems you mentioned he would have mentioned them 100%.

      Sometimes, unfortunately, we do have different experiences with devices which is why we have the comments and it’s good to hear your experience with it. Good or bad.

      I would however, touch base with Jacvapour with your issues as well as they are pretty good on the customer services side.

  18. Hi Jonny. Thanks for all you advice so far…

    I have a number of devices, but am really looking for something I can put in my pocket on a night out.

    A sub-ohm vape pen is ideal, however I find that with most devices I am accidentally pushing the fire button whilst in my pocket.

    Yes, I should be turning it off each time, but was wondering if you, or anyone else has found a device that doesn’t go off in your pocket? Perhaps something with a counter-sunk fire button?

    Thanks again!

    • Hey Dax,

      Thanks for touching base!

      The only issue that I can think will be the sunken fire button or some other function that would negate the auto firing (apart from the 5 click on/off of course.

      I’m trying to rack my brains, the only thing that immediately comes to mind is the Eleaf iJust One. This looks to have a slightly recessed fire button.

      Laura-Ann, the reviewer of that product, did mention that you have to press the button head on for it to fire.

      Not a true cover for accidental firing of course.

      I’ll rack my brains over the weekend and see if anything else comes to mind. You may just have to get into the routine of using that on/off switch though 🙂

      For compact sub ohm vape pens then the Eleaf or the SMOK V8 Baby could be good options for you. Although, as you will likely know they are direct output so the wattage you get is fixed dependent on the tank/coils you use.

      There are a lot of great little box mods out there if you want the flexibility of variable wattage.

      Check out our recommended mini box mods here.

      I’ve been using the Wismec RX Mini recently (which is on the above list) and it’s a tiny little thing, a great mod.

      I’m going to get around to adding the following to the above as well:
      SMOK AL85
      Innokin Coolfire pebble
      Aspire Zelos – not as compact as some of the others but still small enough to be considered an easy mod to take out.

      Be interesting to here what you decide on though Dax! Let us know.

      And.. If anyone else knows of a device that may suit Dax please chime in!

      Cheers

      Jonny

  19. Hi Johnny

    I’ve been using the Blu pro for sometime, after stopping smoking. I’m finding I need more of a hit.
    I’m thinking of trying something that does both MTL and DTL.
    I found the Jacvapour series S and the Apollo ohm go, could you recommend one over the other? Are they simple to use? I just want to click and go.

    Or should I just go with an Innokin endura T18 for a better experience than the ruddy blu pro!?

    Thanks in advance 🙂
    Sadie

    • Hi Sadie,

      If you are wanting the option of both MTL and DTL vaping then definitely either the Apollo Ohm Go or Jacvapour Series S.

      There isn’t much in them, both work similarly, very easy to use. Simply fill the tanks and the battery auto detects the type of coil you are using and supplies the best vape for that coil. No messing around with wattage etc.

      If you are price driven then the Series S is the one. If not then I guess it’s a case of which one you like the look of 🙂

      Also, check out this guide on MTL and DTL vaping for more info on e-juices and nicotine strengths etc.

      Of course, if you have any other specific questions please ask away.

      Thanks

      Jonny

  20. Hi,
    I am trying to get my mother to stop smoking (she is over 60), i had her try an e-cig once (don’t remember the model) and she had troubles inhaling as it isnt quite the same as with cigarets. Anyone have an idea on what kind of type or model i should have her try as to be as similar as cigaret smoking. Im assuming its more of a mouth to lung inhale rather than direct?

    • Hi Mila,

      Great to see you are helping your mum find an alternative! I know how hard it was for my dad to make the switch after 45 years of smoking :).

      Yes you are right, you would be looking at a mouth to lung e cigarette, not a sub ohm device that provides a direct lung inhale.

      Vaping is quite different to smoking in terms of the way you inhale so that needs to be ‘taught’ so to speak.

      Smoking = Quick short drags
      Vaping = Slower, slightly longer drags
      Too harsh = Nicotine content may be too high
      No throat hit = Nicotine content may be too low

      Vaping with e liquid can take a little getting used to, but as long as your mother is willing to keep on trying she will be able to switch!

      Cig-a-likes do provide a tighter draw that is most similar to a cigarette. These can have downsides though due to the small battery sizes. From what you have said with your mother, this could be a good starting point to get her used to the act of vaping.

      Keep in mind that you *may* need to progress to vape pens soon after this to help cement the switch.

      Recommendations

      Jacvapour V1P
      V2 Cigs

      Specific Vape pens also provide a mouth to lung draw. They are refillable and battery life is a lot better.

      Recommended Vape Pens

      Innokin Endura T18
      Aspire K2 Kit

      Of course any other questions you have please ask.

      Thanks

      Jonny

  21. Hi Jonny I just wanted to say thanks for all that you are doing in the vape world your blogs are awesome and very trustworthy I for one will be using your advice and guidance so a big thank you for all your efforts

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