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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • ‘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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • ‘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.


  • 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.

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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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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!


  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.



  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

    • 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.



  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.



      • 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.



  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.

    • 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.


  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.



    • 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.



      • 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!



        • 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!



          • 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!



    • 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 .


      • 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.



  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?

    • 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.
    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.



  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!



  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 🙂

    • 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.



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  21. 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.


      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.



  22. Hi Jonny,
    I’ve been vaping for 4 years now. I started out with Aspire and love the ease and quality of it. My husband upgraded me at Christmas to a cool fire IV which I like the look and feel of as well as battery life BUT I can not get on with it. It pops, sometimes leaks and the hit is too strong no matter what the setting is on…I use 3.5 on both my Aspires I have the cool fire on 3 and it’s awful. I questioned the problems at a vape shop and was told my 75/25 oil was insufficient and I needed 50/50 which is what’s in it now. It still pops and there’s nearly no vape but an incredible burn. I’m thinking after reading your blog that I’ve been upgraded from mouth/lung cigarette to lung…am I Correct? What device should I get as an upgrade to Aspire k1 with similar attributes? I just wanted longer battery life and slightly harder hit/vape. Thanks for any advice.

    • Hi Rita,

      Can I ask what the tank is you are using with the Cool Fire IV?
      And what the resistance of the coil head you are using? The resistance will be displayed as a number such as 0.5 Ohm.

      Not sure if you have seen but there are also Aspire K2 and Aspire K3 versions. Each having that bit more battery life and larger tanks.

      If it’s a case of the hit being too strong then you likely have a sub ohm tank (Direct to lung) as you mentioned. It is always recommended to drop your nicotine level for these types of tank as they do hit harder due to the higher heat needed to operate them.

      The K1 kit had a 1.6 Ohm coil if I’m not mistaken.

      The battery itself (Coolfire IV) is fine to use. You may just need a different tank to suit your needs.

      Let me know on the above Rita and I’ll try and help further.



      • Hi Jonny
        The tank with my cool fire is an I-sub. The resistance is 0.5.
        The aspire tank does fit the coolfire battery but I thought the battery might be too much for it. I think I’ll purchase another tank. I really don’t have a clue about the different e-cigs and oils. I felt like an idiot in the shop when the guy started asking me questions and all I could say was ummm I put oil in and change the core once a month and vape…what else do I need to Know? Lol embarrassing how little I know. Thank you for not making me feel quite so stupid.

        • Hey Rita,

          Don’t feel stupid.. Not everyone is, or wants to be a vape geek:) My Dad is a prime example of someone that isn’t really interested in the how and why. He’s just like “I just want to fill, vape, fill vape, change coil, fill vape…” He has little patience for everything else that comes with it! 🙂

          When I first started it was relatively straight forward. There was only a handful of e cig types to choose from and pretty much one or two types of e liquid! It was easy in comparison to today 🙂

          Just to say regarding your Aspire tank. It will be fine on the Coolfire. Just start low with the wattage, around 6W, and work your way up in small increments until you find your setting.

          If you are looking at a new Mouth To Lung tank then there is a new tank just releases from Aspire, the Nautilus 2 (review here). It’s a great option worth looking at.

          Of course, any other questions you have don’t hesitate to get in touch. We will help where we can.

          As a reference we also have a vape guide section that may be useful.



  23. Hey Jonny! I have started vaping on Endura T22 since last 4 months. Now I want to try my hand on sub-ohm vaping. So far I have been learning a lot about vaping online and zeroed in on the Big Baby Beast for tank. Would appreciate your suggestions on which mod I should go for.

    • Hey Ron!

      Your not messing around with your first sub ohm tank that’s for sure 🙂 The Big Baby Beast will blow your socks off! In a good way of course!

      As for a compatible mod, the Big Baby comes with a 0.15 and a 0.2ohm coil so for best results you need a device that can handle low resistances safely.

      The lower resistance the higher the wattage needed on the device. You will also want a mod with a decent battery life as you are going to be vaping at higher wattages.

      I’d recommend taking a look at the SMOK Alien Mod.

      If budget allows, the Lost Vape Triade is a beauty of a mod.

      And the Wismec RX/23. Can be set up with two or three batteries.

      All the above will require the extra step of buying replaceable 18650 batteries though. So, if any of those take your fancy you will need to add these to your order.

      Any questions let me know.



  24. 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

  25. I have a aspire k3 battery the dealer sold me a vaptio pt1 tank but it will not work it only flashes 3 times I tried the center pin thing but I still cant get it to work please help

    • Hey Rick,

      It sounds like the Vaptio tank coils may have too low a resistance to work with the K3 battery.

      Having a quick look the Vaptio looks like it’s supplied with 0.2ohm coils. These require higher wattage capabilities from your battery to work. Are your coils 0.2Ohm Rick?

      The Aspire K3 battery is designed to be used with the tank supplied which comes with a 1.8 Ohm coil head (needs lower wattage) and not for sub ohm vaping (requires high wattage).

      The flashing is the built in protection to stop coils with too low a resistance from firing.

      Hope that makes sense! It could be the issue. Let me know if you have any other questions.



  26. E cig device for CBD oil/liquid- I want to use one for non nicotine product but not sure what I need ? Any advice? Recommended companies?

  27. Has anyone heard of VAPEECIGSUK? I ordered one as a link as it was ‘so called’ only £4.95. I have obviously been scammed, as they have taken £69.99 a month later from my account, and I wasn’t aware I had signed up for anything. Thanks for any help.

    • Hi Vivienne,

      I’ve not personally and couldn’t find any info after a quick Google search.

      It does remind me though of an ‘offer’ I saw about 3-4 years ago with a brand called Clearsmoke that I reviewed. It basically consisted of the buyer paying £5/6 for postage to receive their e cig.

      They had 15 days to try the e cig and if it wasn’t returned within that 15 days they were charged something crazy like £79.95! And the kit was garbage.

      This caught a lot of people out at the time as the small print was not easily seen, or hidden in thei T&C’s somewhere. Check out the comments on this post and you will see what I mean.

      Where did you see the deal Vivienne? Also, is VAPEECIGSUK the company name showing on your statement?

      Has anyone else had an experience with this company?

      • I have experience of vapeecigsuk in that I took up the free offer but I had to pay postage of £4-95. Several weeks later my credit card was charged £69-99. I contacted my bank and said that the charge was not authorised. I am now waiting for result. The telephone number of vapeecigsuk, confirmed by my bank, and also on the credit card statement was found to be no longer available. I have asked my bank to make no further payments to vapeecgsuk under any circumstances. Seems like an identical scam to that undertaken by Clearsmoke.

        • Yeah it does sound the same Christopher. These companies not only charge an arm and a leg but they sell crap as well.

          Where did you see the vapeecigsuk offer? Was it online?

          Hope you manage to get a charge-back from your CC company.

          Let us know how you get on.



          • Hi Jonny
            Pleased to say that my credit card company gave me a full refund. Whether they got the money back from vapeeecigsuk I know not. The scam arose after I had bought some petfood using Paypal and immediately afterwards I received the scam offer and thinking that it was from Paypal I fell for it.



      • I have also been in same situation been offered for 4.5 and after sometimes my 69.99 have been deducted from my account.

    • I recently had an identical experience with vapeecigsuk. This was the company shown on the statement and I have advised my bank that the payment was not authorised. They are investigating but I have no doubt that this is a scam especially in that the telephone number given on the statement no longer exists and I do not have their address or anyway of contacting them. There was no accompanying slip in the trial package they sent. They are not listed on any website I have searched.

      • I have had the same experience with vapeecigsuk. Can’t remember where I saw the “offer” but it is coming out of my current account via my debit card. Am trying to get my bank (Halifax) to stop it going out. Again no paperwork came with the “offer” and phone line is out of action.

  28. Hi there! Looking for some advice!

    I used E-cigs as a way of quitting smoking a while back and was successful in that respect. However, like many ex smokers I’m sure, I don’t have an outlet for stress anymore as smoking was my crutch for that.

    So I want to go back to vaping but without nicotine as a means of relaxing myself like cigarettes and E-cigs used to. however, towards the end of using E-cigs last time, I found the nicotine free liquids to be a bit lack luster and I didn’t get a satisfying hit or vapour from them.

    Do you have any advice for a decent new E-cig for me to look into and decent nicotine free liquid to go with it? Thanks in advance! 🙂

    • Hey Adam,

      Nicotine is the main driver to getting a good throat hit when vaping.

      There are a few things you can try to try and get the throat hit effect.

      High PG e liquids. Don’t go for a juice that has a high VG content, as VG smooths out the throat hit. PG provides more of a hit.

      Menthol e liquids will help give that sensation. If you want a tobacco vape then you could try mixing a 0mg menthol juice with a 0mg tobacco juice.

      Certain flavours can provide a stronger throat hit. Fruit/citrus flavours can do this.

      Flavourart have something called ‘BiteExtra’. Personally never used it but a few drops is suppose to help –

      Vaping at higher wattages with sub ohm coils (coils below 1.0 Ohm resistance) may also help provide a stronger throat hit.
      It is going to take a little experimentation.

      It’s going to be a case of experimentation your end I’m afraid Adam!

      Good sub ohm tank I can recommend – Aspire Cleito
      Recommended Box Mods

      E Liquid – Jacvapour stock 80% PG e liquids. Can check them out here. Can get 15% off using code ECIGCLICK.

      Hope that helps a little. Any other questions on the above please ask.



  29. Hi,
    I’m desperate for some help on what to buy. I need to kick my 20 – 25 a day habit before I am admitted to hospital for a biggish op in January. I’ve tried normal e-cigs before, but got fed up with the constant charging and replacing tiny cartridges.
    I want to move to vaping but haven’t got the first clue of what I need to buy, what is all this temperature control, wattage, drip etc? Trying to find out what would be best for me is almost as stressful as going cold turkey!!!!
    Please help!!!!!

    • Hey Paul,

      It can be confusing for sure as there are so many product choices.

      First to help a couple of questions:

      Would you prefer a vape pen type e cig
      A Box mod

      Difference is device size and battery life. Also most box mods will require a bit more of a learning curve as most give you the option to change your wattage/power to tailor your vape more to your personal preferences.

      Do you want mouth to lung vape – This is taking the vapour into your mouth and inhaling, as you would a cigarette/ cig-a-lie e cig
      Direct to lung – This is where you take the vapour directly to your lungs. This is generally in the realm of sub ohm vaping.

      Don’t worry about temperature control for now. Just let me know preferred device type and your preferred style of vaping.

  30. Hi I’m currently using the innokin t22 with 50/50 juice and looking to upgrade. Researching a lot. So I enjoy the mouth to lung way but I want more flavour from my juices. Any advice would be appreciated.

  31. Hi Johnny,
    I am not a particularly heavy smoker – 10 rollies a day but would like to give up and having been down the route of patches, gums etc I would like to try e cigs. I have no idea what they are/do but having read through your reviews I figured you could advise me. I don’t particularly like the look alike cigarettes but then don’t want a huge boxy one either. Can you suggest a pen like e cig for beginners – one that comes with instructions please !!
    Many thanks Teresa

    • Hi Teresa!

      Thanks for the question. Good to see you are giving e cigs a try. Give them a chance and I’m sure they will work out well for you!

      I have covered some of the best vape pens here. I would recommend, for a super simple kit that has everything to get started, the Halo Tank Kit.

      You can choose a flavour of e liquid. For nicotine strength, as a 10 a day roll up smoker, give the 1.2% a try. If this is too strong or doesn’t seem to be enough then of course you will need to go up or down in the nicotine strength.

      If you decide to go for that feel free to email me with any questions if you are unsure how to use it, I will respond directly. Contact form is at the top of the page.



    • Hi Jonny.

      I’m new to vaping but hoping to kick the 20 a day habit. Been at it just under a week and haven’t had a fag since. I prefer the straight to lung approach so went for the box mods.

      I was given my current unit by a friend and then purchased the Aspire Cleito on their recommendation. The box mod is a Dovpo Ember 50w. I like the size of this as it fits nicely in the palm of my hand and perfectly in my work trousers! Currently vaping Strawberry Chewit flavour, 80/20 mix and running around 40w.

      Problem being…..I’m having some issues with turning the unit on and off. I’m having to plug it in before it will turn on, regardless of the battery levels/life. I think it’s ready to give up on me and I’m looking to replace……but really not sure which suits my needs. Should I be looking for higher wattage for this tank? How much is too much?

      Sooooo many choices and unfortunately can’t find the Ember 50w anywhere.

      Any recommendations on a replacement box?

      • Hey Dale,

        Great to see that you are having a go at vaping to kick the cigs in to touch. Keep at it, it’s worked for so many, myself included!

        I use the Aspire Cleito regularly myself, so good choice there.

        Sounds like the Dovpo is giving up unfortunately. There are plenty of good choices for mods that will suit your needs.

        I have a list of some recommended box mods here

        But for your requirements check out the following, this is very good mod with integrated battery (as opposed to replaceable battery mods). It is high in the wattage department but this also means battery life is larger. So, it doesn’t really matter if you buy a higher wattage mod, you just use what you need.

        Innokin Cool Fire 4 Plus

        For smaller, more compact mods check out our best nano/mini vape mods list.

        Just keep in mind while they are compact the battery life is reduced due to their size. Especially so when sub ohm vaping.

        Of course, if you don’t mind having a mod with removable/replaceable batteries then there are even more options. You do need to do more research, however, on battery safety.

        Any specific questions on any of the devices you see just ask!



  32. Hi Johny,
    im a newbie vapour and i thought i give the Innokin RBA kit a go.I am using a isub S tank and 0.5 coils.
    On using the RBA kit to make a coil and installing it,i found it caused the coil to leak from the bottom,i would imagine it stems from where the wire emerges from bottom of the coil.I tried installing new o rings on the coil to no effect still leaks,no problem on pre made coils from innokin.Bye the way i cut wire as close as possible 6to coil on completion.What am i doing wrong in your opinion?

    • hi John
      I am smoking 20 cigs a day.
      all my mates now gone to e cigs, and start feeling better and saving money , and recommending me to go fo e-cigs.
      i need your advise on which kit should i relay . i am always working and travelling a lot and need the best lasting powerful battery on market with this kit and without refilling to often, and also still give me enough nicotine dose,
      could you please advise which one should i buy.
      thank you

      • Hi Victor,

        Good to see you are looking for an alternative!

        One big factor in switching will be to consider if you want a mouth to lung vape – similar to smoking – or a direct lung inhale. The latter is usually associated with sub ohm vaping and provides bigger vapour and can also provide better flavour. You will however use a lot more e liquid.

        Also, if you can answer the following:

        Do you want an integrated battery (built into the e cig and cannot be removed) or would you be happy with a device where you can change the batteries. For the latter you will need to buy an external charger to charge your batteries.

        Requires extra kit but does mean you can carry spares with you (in a battery case, very important for safety).

        Let me know on the above Victor and I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction.



  33. Hey Jonny

    I’ve been vaping for over 3 years now and never touched a real one since (20/day habit)
    I wanted something that felt & looked the same – so I chose Greensmoke = not a problem until they left the UK.
    I’ve tried miniciggy – – not for me
    V2 – very disappointing and crap regardless of their reviews and claims – cartomisers lasted a couple of hours, others about 7 hours or leaked or came apart!!!!!!!!!!!
    Am using Magic Mist at the moment, they are ok
    Are you aware of any other brands? like thses as do not want a tank etc

    • Hey Stevo,
      Yeah, a shame Green Smoke chose not to carry on in the UK.
      There is the Epuffer Magnum kit and the Jacvapour V1P kit has always been a popular choice. The addition of portable charging cases on both is a good thing, can come in handy!

  34. Great article. I read it before, now I accidentally hit again. It takes these mini vodičinu all areas cry industry, especially for beginners.

    Thank you very much,

  35. I wish I had this kind of organized and useful information when I first started vaping. Well done! Blogs like this would be extremely useful, and many of the other blogs posted here are useful to the most experienced vapers as well. Yes, keep up the good work!

  36. Hi Jonny
    I’ve been vaping for a couple of years now but am getting very frustrated at the lack of robust kits offered.
    I am a builder so constantly have mucky hands and work in very dusty environments. I need a kit with very few ‘moving’ parts, that constantly fill with muck, and a very robust body.
    Speaking to many other vapers within the construction industry, I know there is a huge market for a ‘builder proof’ vape kit.
    Any ideas?
    Many thanks

    • Hey Nick,
      I see where you are coming from, not a huge amount out there!
      One of the main reasons is that batteries need to have sufficient ‘venting’ otherwise there could be issues.
      The Likes of the Innokin MVP 3 Pro are solid box mods, as for them being keeping out what a building site will throw at it I’m not sure.
      The only devices that come to mind that may come near what you are thinking are the Heatvape Invader, which is shock and dust proof and the Dovpo E LVT – Not used the latter and not sure where sells them nowadays as it’s a couple of years old.
      The Invader has a rubberised body (which also covers the buttons) though and I reckon may do the trick?
      Failing that, maybe a silicone skin cover may help to some degree in keeping the crap out?
      Let me know what you think

  37. Hi johnny i have the t22 witch is great and im doing well with it but im looking to get a new mod with better performance that gives off a bigger cloud of smoke obv don’t want to spend silly amounts on it looking around 80 wondering if you have good suggestions

    • Hey Kieran,
      If you like Innokin products then the Cool Fire 4 range of kits is definitely worth checking out. The Innokin iSub tanks are also good performers, match well with the mods and are easy to fill and change coils. The iSub G or Apex Tanks are popular options.
      The Cool Fire 4 is a nice sized mod.  
      Then there is the Cool Fire 4 Plus which is chunkier but offers higher specs including longer battery life.
      One thing to keep in mind would be that these will offer a different style of vaping to the Endura T22. The T22 has a narrow drip tip and is good for mouth to lung vaping.
      The iSub tanks have a wider bore drip tip for direct lung hit (pretty much take a draw straight to lung rather than taking the vapour into your mouth first). But the vapour volume and flavour will be better.
      Let me know if these look like good options for you, both in your budget. Any other questions just ask!

  38. Hi I need a good recommendation for a good kit to use? I’m a heavy smoker and vape a lot, I’m using istick basic but it seems that I have to change the coil every week. Is there any suggestion for a good device that won’t let the coil use up so fast?

    • Hi Eric,
      There are a lot of variables with regards to coil life, the type of e liquid being used is one of them. Some flavors and juices can deteriorate coils quicker than others. It has to be said though for a heavy vaper, a weekly change is quite normal.
      To get longer life though you may want to look into rebuildable coils (RBA). This way it is just a case of changing the cotton when the flavour starts to decline. And coil changes themselves will be less frequent.
      Tanks such as the Toptank are good options for beginners. It offers standard stock coils and an RBA deck.
      If rebuildable coils don’t sound like they are for you, there are also tank such as the Innokin iSub series where it is easy to re-wick/replace the cotton in the stock coils. You will need some suitable organic cotton, which is cheap to buy. Instead of explaining here, take a look at Vics video where he changes the cotton in the coil –
      The iStick basic won’t work with these kind of tanks so you will need a new mod to work tanks like these. If you are happy with Eleaf products then they do have box mods that are suitable. The iStick 40W / iStick 50W. Also the likes of the Cool Fire 4 and Cool Fire 4 Plus are good options.
      Let me know if you have any questions on the above!

  39. Hi

    I have been using the ego one xl, I love that it lasts all day, both the battery and the tank fill, but I find it constantly leaks, gurgles and the tank heats up and having to replace the coils constantly. Can you recommend something similar in style but leak free, I hate that I cannot put it in my bag without it leaking over everything if it’s not kept upright.

    • Hey Denise,
      I haven’t used the Egon One but some suggestions based on similar issues and fixes with other devices:
      Are you using a high PG e liquid do you know? Higher PG juices can be a thinner consistency, which in turn can be a cause for leaking. Could be an idea to try an e liquid with a higher VG % first. Maybe around 60VG/40PG or 50/50. May or may not be the problem.
      Also, when unscrewing the the tank from the base to fill, this can sometimes casuse the coil to come loose/unscrew a little. I’m sure you have done this but just be sure the coil head is screwed snugly in place when filling..
      If you don’t think any of the above will help though, there are a some vape pen devices that I have had good results with.
      First is the Innokin Endura kits, The T18 and the T22. I use the latter when I’m out and about quite regularly and I have personally never had any leaking issues when ensuring coil is seated correctly.
      I’m also using the new Aspire K3 kit at the moment for review and have been getting good results from this.
      Hope that’s helped some! Let me know if you have any other questions Denise.

  40. HI Johnny, iv been using social lites and not been getting on great now as find the liquid leaks a bit, im just looking for something that gives a good inhale of smoke,safe and around the 40-50 pound mark, convenience is good also what would you recommend for myself Sir?



  41. Hi! Excellent reviews. I have the Endura T18 in pink for elegant moments.
    And for casual, I love my Smok Micro R80 TC. For the everyday, I use my Tfv4 with the Sigelei 150w TC. I recommende them, fabulous clouds and performance.

  42. Whatever you do, do NOT use Vapemate! I bought a vapouriser from them and it was faulty and they’ve refused me a refund. It was 6 months ago and I still have had no luck. AVOID!

  43. Hi jonny,

    Thank you for the brilliant reviews. I am leaning towards the Innokin T18/22. However, I wanted your input on some things before I do so. In my little vaping experience, I have found, using ‘real’ (closest to the real taste) tobacco flavoured juices tends to ‘clog’ up the coils (accumulation of gunk). Consequently, my coils typically lasted 2-3 days before needing replacing. FYI I almost exclusively vape the TripHammer Temptation and Hedges (T&H original), and for some reason could not find a suitable alternative to my liking.

    I understand that dry burning helps the issue. However, in my case, it would either result in burning the wick, or would not prove effective enough to be able to re-use the coil despite dry burning it. The only solution I found was to simply replace the coils, the caveat being the higher costs of maintenance.

    Is there something you could suggest, either in terms of juice and/or kit. Or do you think I am headed in the right direction by going the Innokin route. Also would you recommend against or for, regarding re-wicking and/or re-coiling such systems. Any other guidance and suggestions from you would be highly appreciated.

    Many thanks,


    • Hey Zam,
      Thanks for stopping by!
      I don’t personally vape tobacco juices but I have heard that they can clog up coils. It can happen if juices are heavy on sweetners, artificial flavours or other additives but is not just exclusive to tobacco flavours.
      With regards to dry burning this should only done when there is no cotton in the coil head.
      Once the cotton is removed you can dry burn the coil, but just ‘pulse’ the power a few times rather than prolonged pressing to avoid damaging any other parts in the coil head.
      It should then be rinsed under a tap and new cotton installed.
      The Endura T18/22 are great devices but the coils don’t look all that easy to re-wick, which will save on the amount of coils you are going through. So if you think this will be important then I would maybe look at something else.
      One tank that is a great performer and is easy to re-wick is the Innokin iSub range of tanks. The iSub coils are cross compatible in the iSub and Apex tanks by Innokin.
      The cotton is easy to remove and replace so if you are using your current juices you can just re wick the cotton rather than binning the whole coil. Would work out to be pretty cost effective.
      Rather than explaining check out Vaping With Vics video, he re wicks one of the coils 18 minutes in

      You would be best off having a vape mod for these tanks to get the full benefit, they are also bigger/wider as well and will overhang on the likes of the Endura and other Ego type devices. The Innokin Cool Fire 4 and 4+ are good options.
      As for a quality tobacco juice, Black Note is getting some great feedback as being quite close to the real thing. It’s Naturally Extracted Tobacco (N.E.T) and doesn’t have anything artificial added. It is supposed to be kinder to coils as well.
      Anything else just ask!

      • Hi Jonny,

        Many thanks for your prompt reply and suggestions.

        The iSub range of tanks do look like the best bet, and will probably go for the Innokin Cool Fire 4 mod. That said I had always been under the impression that the lower the ohms, the lower the ‘life’ of the coil, am I right in thinking is?

        If it is indeed so, would it make sense to get the iSub tank, but use the 2.0 Ohms coils? In this case I feel using the Cool Fire 4 mod would be an overkill minus the better battery life. How about pairing the iSub tank (with 2.0 Ohm coils) with the Endura battery.

        Sorry of throwing many questions at you, but I am trying to wrap my head around this. Needless to say I highly appreciate your help. 🙂

        Best wishes,


        • Hey Zam,
          No problem, happy to help where I can.
          I personally have never noticed the difference in the life of a coil with say a sub ohm 0.5 coil or a 2.0 ohm coil, of course the 0.5ohm coils take more heat on so it would make sense they would deteriorate quickly. For me though it’s not that noticeable.
          You will definitely get prolonged battery life with the latter though.
          As you say though with the 2.0 ohm coil, yeah definitely try these out. The performance is still very good (I’m vaping with the 2ohm coil as I write). You can try both though if you were to get a variable wattage mod such as the cool fire 4.
          As with using an iSub tank with the Endura T18, I wouldn’t recommend it even though the 2ohm coil will work with the fixed 14W setting.
          The iSub tank is 22mm in diameter and the Endura battery is 18mm (I think off the top of my head). Either way the iSub tank will overhang the battery and be quite top heavy.
          I have taken a picture so you can see what I mean (This is the iSub S tank so may be different depending on which iSub tank you choose but they are all 22mm diameter. Just to give you an idea on size)
          Endura T18 with isub tank
          Innokin Endura T22 With iSub S
          As you mentioned you were saying the Cool Fire 4 may be overkill. You do however have a bit of experience vaping and I would say the variable wattage option is a good next step.
          The variable wattage it offers over the Endura will give you more flexibility with regards to how you vape. By that I mean you can pick the perfect wattage for the juice you are vaping, if you prefer a slightly warmer vape then you can up the wattage a touch. Cooler vape just dial down the wattage.
          You also have the option to play around with sub ohm coils if you wish.
          Of course it all comes down to personal preference Zam both on the size of a device and how you want to vape.
          To summarise!
          The Endura has been paired well with a 1.5 ohm coil as standard, so if you were to buy this kit it would be a good performer BUT, the coils are not easily re-wickable.
          The Endura T18 is too small to be paired with the iSub tank.
          The iSub tank sits well on the T22 but the wattage is still fixed at 14W. While it does work with the 2 ohm coil you are set to the one wattage and you will not be able to use any sub ohm coils with this.
          The Cool Fire 4 pairs well with the iSub tank and offers prolonged battery life as well as variable wattage and 0.5ohm sub ohm coil compatibility. The size though will be bigger than what you are currently used to.
          If re wicking stock coils is your main concern then I would recommend the Kanger iSub range of tanks or to throw another one in the Kanger Subtank Mini. The stock OCC coils can be re-wicked and it also comes with an RBA deck so you can rebuild your own coils.
          Hopefully haven’t confused matters as I have rambled a bit there!
          Any other questions though let me know.

          • Hi Jonny,

            Thank you for your suggestions. I ended up going for the Cool Fire 4+ Mod with the ISub tank. So far, feels a bit heavy, but the flavour is unreal.

            Best wishes,


          • Great stuff Zam, the Cool Fire 4+ is a top choice! Compared to what you had the weight at first will be a big difference but it gets more familiar in time 🙂

  44. Hi Jonny, great reviews! I’m wandering if you can help. I recently stopped smoking using an e cig. It is a vape pen. However I’m realising that it’s not a good product as most coils taste burnt, leaking etc. Anyway, I was a moderate smoker and I really don’t know what e cig to go with. I don’t mind spending whatever, as long as it’s a good product that can continue to help me stop smoking. I want something that I don’t have issues with burnt coils and a good brand that has good replacement parts. I need a good vaping experience! What would you recommend?

  45. Hey Johnny,

    I’m new to ecigs having tried the throw away ones which I didn’t like so went back on the fags again, I’m I heavy smoker maybe 30 a day. My question is that I dnt want to spend a lot of money on ecig and not get on with it and waste more money. My friend uses a vapour pen and I tried it and thought it was better than the throw away ecig. I have read all your info a few times going back and forth through it, I would like advice on what kit or battery life I should go for and I don’t have a laptop to recharge the device so what would you suggest please and also what strength of eliquid should I go for I smoke Berkley super kings or original. Any info would be much appreciated.

    Many thanks


    • Hi Susanna,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      Yeah the disposables are pretty poor, I’ve never got on well with those either.
      As a heavy smoker I would recommend the the following options as good starter kits that also have a good battery life, will depend on your budget though:
      Jacvapour S17 kit – Great starting point. Top performance. East to use.
      Check it out here.
      Can use our Jacvapour discount code ECIGCLICK for 15% off all purchases.
      Aspire K1 Kit (comes with wall charger and 1 x 900 mAh battery)
      Innokin T18ii or T22 starter kit – These are the newest kits to hit the market and are very easy to use. Will need to purchase a wall charger separately though, the wall plug below can be used.
      Endura T22 / T18 Starter Kits
      Uk wall charger
      Can use discount code ECIGCLICK for a further 5% off.
      Regarding e-liquid, I never smoked Berkleys but I would say try out an 18mg e-liquid to start and see how you get on there.
      Hope that helps a little, any more questions though please ask.

  46. I smoke cigarettes again because vaping is too easy. With my vaping pen I can sit while driving puffing away continuously for long periods and vaping far more than I would smoking. I am a roll up smoker. Are there any plans to invent an e cig that can only be smoked for, say ten puffs at a time

    • Hi Chris
      Maybe you´re not getting enough nicotine with every draw you take on your vaping device.

      Jesper Jensen, Denmark

  47. My problem is trying to find ecigs for the wife while i am a non smoker, she started off on innokin AIO then protank mini, then liked the leaky ego c tornado, it being more lady like and a whistle mouthpiece.
    Just bought a istick 40w kvapor with aspire bvc clearomizer since some of the box mods are very masculine looking but give better battery life.
    I sometimes think manufactures are missing a trick with a huge proportion of the ecig market being women who do not want something resembling a machine.

    • Hey John,

      you are right, the industry has been focusing on sub ohm tanks and box mods while seemingly forgetting that not everyone wants a chunky looking device.

      One new product that does however look interesting (review coming shortly) is the Innokin Endura T18 vape pen kit. Has a respectable 1000mAh battery upto date coil/tank technology and has been designed with new users in mind. Might be worth taking a look at –

  48. What is meant by the term ‘sub Ohm’ vaping. I use the istick 30w but try to get the bigger vap, more ploom and bigger hit, which tank should i be using ?


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