With so much hardware out there it’s sometimes difficult knowing what to buy next. Our dedicated team of product experts are always ready to help. This week they’re here to give you their thoughts on some of their favourite vape tanks, vape kits and vape starter kits.
The Vaporesso Nexus
The Vaporesso Nexus is a compact all in one (AIO) vape kit. Powered by a built in 600mAh battery that is rechargeable via USB and featuring a 2ml eliquid capacity, the Nexus is ideal for new users and existing vapers looking for a small vape.
The recommendation of the Nexus comes to us from Josh who says: ‘With adjustable airflow and the ability to use salt nicotine ejuices this is a device that’s not only portable but keeping with the times, especially when you factor in the ceramic coils it uses for better flavour.’
The Joyetech eGo AIO ECO
The Joyetech eGo AIO ECO is a pen vape kit with a minimalist style and specially designed battery technology, which extends the lifespan of the 650mAh built in battery by optimising power output. Joyetech have reported that the ECO can get through two tanks of higher PG eliquid before needing to be charged.
Kieran suggested the Joyetech eGo: ‘This is a device I can take with me wherever I might be going, I fill it up in the morning and I’m pretty much set for the day. You also get a mouth to lung inhale thanks to the ECO Coils so it really suits people who have just switched over to vaping.’
The Innokin Proton Kit
The Innokin Proton Kit is a high powered dual 18650 battery mod designed for high wattage and sub ohm vaping. With a maximum 235W output and a custom chipset this is a device for advanced users. Featuring a full colour screen that’s controlled by a tactile joystick. The kit comes with the Scion 2 vape tank, which has top filling and the new Plexus Coil.
The Proton Kit has been recommended to us by Ben: ‘This kit creates massive clouds without sacrificing flavour, it also fits really nicely in your hand because of it’s ergonomic design. The screen is very clear without being too flash. The Scion 2 Tank has a responsive adjustable airflow so you can control the inhale and cloud.’
The Wismec RX GEN3 Dual Mod
The Wismec RX GEN3 is the latest incarnation of the classic Reuleaux design. Powered by dual 18650 batteries and boasting a 230W maximum output this is a mod that works well with sub ohm tanks and RDAs alike. A 1.3 inch OLED screen displays the various output modes available to the user, including variable wattage and temperature control.
Kathryn has recommended the RX GEN3: ‘It’s a classic for a reason, it has a distinctive look and a user friendly design, the first time I picked it up it just fit so well. I also like the fact that Wismec have switched to dual 18650 batteries as it makes it a bit lighter than older models without sacrificing too much power.’
The Vaporesso Cascade Tank
The Vaporesso Cascade Tank is a 2ml sub ohm tank that balances flavour and cloud production. Precision machining means that this tank is easy to assemble and disassemble, the new Isolation Tank Structure reduces the amount of dry hits by ensuring that when filled the coils are always wicked with eliquid.
The Vaporesso Cascade is a personal favourite of Jack: ‘The airflow on this tank is outstanding, by using triple airflow there is increased cloud and flavours in eliquid are clearer. This tank also has plug and pull coils meaning I can quickly replace my coil which is really convenient.’
If you have any questions regarding the vape hardware, or vaping in general – please get in touch with us.
The Vaper Expo 2018 saw the release of Professor Green’s new line of Unruly Eliquids. With that in mind, this week we’ll be giving you a rundown of our favourite vaping collaborations. A collaboration is when two or more companies/persons join together to design and create new vape hardware, eliquids, tanks and more.
Vandy Vape Bonza RDA
The Bonza RDA is the result of a collaboration between Vandy Vape and vape personality the Vaping Bogan – the result is a stylish and reliable rebuildable dripping atomiser. The Bonza features wide airflow and adequate space both single and dual coil builds, making it ideal for adventurous builders. The inclusion of a BF (Bottom-Feeding) Pin makes it squonk compatible. A custom drip and engraving makes this one eye catching piece of vape hardware.
Nasty X Kilo Shortfills
Nasty X Kilo shortfill eliquids are the creation of two of the biggest names in vaping – Nasty Juice and Kilo eliquids. These 50ml shortfills feature unique and authentic flavour combinations designed for sub ohm vaping. Dillinger eliquid is a sweet and sour combination of watermelon and honeydew melon, with an icy finish to help keep things cool. Gambino eliquid is a tropical blend of strawberry and banana that’s rich and sweet, topped off with a citrus-laden orange for a punchy exhale.
Aspire Gusto Mini Starter Kit
The Aspire Gusto Mini Starter Kit is the brainchild of renowned hardware manufacturers, Aspire, and the eliquid powerhouse, Element. The Gusto is a compact and hardworking kit, that has a 900mAh built in battery, USB charging and the option to switch between mouth to lung and direct to lung vaping. Rather than standard eliquid the Gusto uses Element NS20 Pods which are 2ml closed pods, featuring classic and newly designed Element flavours with Salt Nicotine.
Gost Vapor & Ruthless Ejuice
What do you get when you combine Gost Vapor’s unique mixology with Ruthless ejuice’ eye for quality? The Gost Vapor and Ruthless ejuice collection. The two eliquid collection is available in sub ohm 70% VG blends for increased flavour and cloud production. Gold eliquid is a rich and layered dessert flavour featuring dark coffee with a sweet and buttery cookie, all topped off with silky caramel for a sugary and smooth exhale. Red eliquid is an exotic combination of passion fruit, mango and grapefruit creating a blend of ripe taste that plays between sweet and sour.
Digiflavor Pharaoh Mini RTA
The Pharaoh Mini 24mm RTA is the result of the longstanding collaboration between Digiflavor and RIP Trippers. This compact RTA has a 2ml capacity and a unique build deck featuring a dual bridge clamp design that supports a variety of coil builds. A juice flow control system and dome chamber allow for not only increased flavour but decreased leaking. The dual adjustable airflow and extra thick 810 PEI drip tip provide more clouds. Overall, this is a rebuildable that provides maximum flavour without sacrificing on vapour production.
Innokin Kroma-A Zenith Kit
The Innokin Kroma-A Zenith Kit has been designed by not one, but two vaping experts! Phil Bursardo and Dimitris Agrafiotis have helped to create an intuitive and easy to use vape kit. The Kroma-A has an ergonomic grip and a built in 2000mAh battery that can be charged via USB – with faster 2A charging. Despite being a compact model the mod features both Variable Wattage and Temperature Control Modes. The 2ml Zenith Tank has two coil types for a custom experience and a unique twist top that stops juice flow when you refill the vape tank to reduce leaking.
There you have it, with collaboration leading to popular vape kits and eliquids, it’s no wonder that so many companies are looking to the vaping community to become architects of their own future. We hope to see more.
If you have any questions regarding collaborative products or vaping in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
What is an intermediate vaper? We’d define it as someone who has found that vape starter kits and the like are no longer meeting their needs. There are a number of sub ohm kits that can introduce users to variable output modes, superior cloud production and flavour, and we’ve compiled a rundown of our favourites to help you make the move to the next level. If you’re a brand new vaper, why not check out our VApril Guide to Beginners Kits.
Uwell Nunchaku Kit
The Uwell Nunchaku Kit is a hop, skip and a jump away from traditional pen vapes. Powered by an 18650 vape battery, it has the classic shape and layout of a vape starter kit, but with the addition of variable output modes and a display screen. It uses the Nunchaku sub ohm tank that has easy-to-fit sub ohm coils, that offer the user a more intense cloud and taste experience.
Vaporesso Switcher Kit
The Vaporesso Switcher Vape Kit has a 220W output and is powered by two 18650 vape batteries, the screen clearly displays output options including variable wattage and temperature control. The Omni Board Chipset provides a fast and consistent output of cloud. The kit includes the Vaporesso NRG Vape Tank, which uses the NRG sub ohm coil range, offering improved taste and increased vapour production.
Joyetech Espion ProCore X Kit
The Joyetech Espion ProCore X Kit uses dual 18650 vape batteries and a host of functions to help you explore the limits of vaping, with a 200W output. With it’s cool and functional colour screen the user can modify the devices outputs. The kit comes with the ProCore X Vape tank which is ideal for maximum cloud production and has adjustable bottom airflow and Pro C1 sub ohm coils.
Aspire Zelos Kit
The Aspire Zelos Kit bridges the gap between a starter kit and an intermediate kit, with a built in 2500 mAh battery. The Zelos box mod has control buttons, chipset and a screen like other mods allowing for customisation of power output, through Variable Wattage and Temperature Control modes. The layout is clear and the device remains easy to use. The Nautilus 2 Tank has a 2ml capacity and the option of both sub ohm and mouth to lung coils meaning it’s suitable for most users.
Wismec Sinuous Ravage230 Kit
The Wismec Sinuous Ravage230 has a 230W maximum output and uses dual 18650 vape batteries. Unlike a lot of other kits with replaceable batteries, the Sinuous can be charged via the USB connection with it’s faster 2a charging. It also has a full colour screen which displays the customisable output modes, including Variable Wattage and Temperature Control. The Gnome EVO tank the kit is supplied with has a child-lock safety mechanism, improved airflow control and is a top-fill vape tank and uses Wismec sub ohm coils.
Smok T-Priv 3 Kit
The Smok T-Priv 3 is a triple battery mod utilising a whopping three 18650 vape batteries; giving you a larger battery life, but also access to more power – with a 300W maximum output. All of this in a regulated device that has custom LED strips which light up when you vape. The T-Priv 3 also comes complete with the TFV12 Prince Tank, a 2ml sub ohm tank that offers almost unparalleled flavour and clouds and can really put the box through it’s paces, with adjustable airflow and top filling.
Intermediate kits or vape kits with replaceable batteries are a useful tool for vapers who crave the need for more power and are interested in the hobby side of ecigarettes. If you have any question relating to sub ohm kits or vaping in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Online shopping has revolutionised the way we look for and make purchases, as it allows for a huge increase in availability and choice, and it’s difficult to imagine going back to the humble brick and mortar with their limited choice of stock. Purchasing online has also brought a few issues with it; namely we cannot get a physical sense of what something is like for when it does eventually end up in our possession. The vast majority of items are considered, and purchased based upon a single flat image, and it’s sometimes hard to gauge what an item is actually like from just a photograph.
We’ve aimed to change all this with our complete 360 degree product photography, which allows an item to be viewed from almost every angle possible. This means we can get a more comprehensive view of an item, to see every which way it can look, and to give a clearer understanding before making a purchase. It’s the closest thing to real life shopping.
Innokin’s Endura kit is the ultimate first step for someone looking to move away from cigarettes, or for the vaper looking for dependable, long lasting simplicity. The whole kit is designed and optimised to give you a great mouth to lung vape every time.
The Endura features a single button design and a consistent output so that you can fill up and vape with no unnecessary fiddling with settings menus and power options.
From the standard product photo on our right, we get a nice view of the side and a little of the front, but it’s difficult to ascertain what the rest of the device looks like.
Using our 360 view below, we get a nice spin of the device, showing the curved reverse side, and giving us a much better idea of the Endura’s size and shape.
Kanger’s DripBox is a great piece of kit for those looking to start dripping, but not attracted to the idea of carrying bottles of ejuice around, and is a hybrid between an RDA (rebuildable dripping atomiser) and a regulated mod.
The Drip Box also features a squeezy and squonky 7ml refillable bottle, which allows for easy wicking of the coil with your favourite ejuice.
Using our product image on the left, we only get one facet of the device, and although we get an idea of its construction, it would be much better to see the whole piece.
Our full 360 degree view below details the rest of the DripBox, illustrating both airflows on the cap, the USB charging point on the reverse, and giving us a great idea of the complete shape of the DripBox. Such details we would not be able to view on a flat image.
The Micro One Kit from Smok is a high performance combo device; compact yet powerful.
It features Temperature Control options along with a maximum of 80W of power from an integrated 4000mAh battery.
Although our product photo on the right here does display most of the functions, and shows the screen, we still don’t get that physical feel for the device that we would have in a physical brick and mortar shop.
Using our delicious 360 field-of-view below we get a spin of the whole device, and we can see how the TFV4 Micro tank sits atop the mod. We can also see how the reverse side has a flat edge, different from the front, where the screen and buttons are recessed into the R80 mod.
A small difference perhaps, but one that would not be noticed without a complete circular view of the Micro One kit.
So there you have it, a few examples of our revolutionary 360 degree complete view, which will hopefully give you a much clearer idea of a product before making a purchase. For more information on any of these devices, or if you have any questions at all, please contact our team.
So you’re new to vaping, and you’ve found yourself tentatively asking Google “What is the best vape pen?” or “Which vape kit should I buy?” Fear not, you’ve come to the right place! While there’s not really a definitive ‘best device’ for any one vaper, as different mods and tanks are suitable for different vaping styles and situations, this article aims to clear up the various differences between some of the more beginner-friendly Vape Pen style kits available on the market, and to hopefully get you well on your way to a blissful and smoke-free state of nirvana.
For the uninitiated, a Vape Pen can generally be identified by it’s thin, cylindrical battery, and its simplified features and settings, especially when compared to larger box mods such as the X Cube II.
eGo CE5 & EVOD CE5 Kits
The eGo kit is one of the most basic and simple vaping devices on the market, and is popular among first time vapers, due to its ease of use. If vapourisers were literal writing pens, then the eGo would be the vaping equivalent of a Biro or Bic pen; there are many different versions the eGo kit made by a variety of manufacturers, but they all essentially look and function in the same way.
eGo kits can come in a range of battery sizes, but the particular eGo kit that we stock here at Vape Club consists of three distinct parts; a 650mAh (Lithium-Ion) battery, a CE5 clearomiser (the top bit that holds the eliquid), and a USB charger.
The 650mAh battery will last several hours before it will need to be recharged, and it runs at a consistent 4.2v, the maximum voltage that the battery can push out. As the battery starts to run down, the maximum voltage it produces will be reduced in accordance with its remaining charge, and this will lead to a decrease in vapour production. The charge will continue to drop steadily until the battery is depleted, and will need to be recharged via the USB charger supplied with the kit. The charger can be plugged in to a number of power sources, including tablets and laptops, as well as computers and wall plugs.
The CE5 clearomiser is constructed from durable polycarbonate plastic, and is generally suited for eliquids that have no more than 50 to 60% consistency of VG, due to the small wicking holes in the coil not being able to absorb the eliquid as efficiently as coils with larger holes. There’s also the very similar CE4 clearomiser, which functions very similar, but contains long trailing wicks instead.
Unlike more up-market clearomiser tanks, the basic CE5 (and CE4) is designed to be disposable, and the entire unit will need to be replaced after it has expired. Also it should be noted that due to the polycarbonate construction of the CE5, some eliquids with certain flavour notes (citrus, cinnamon, aniseed) have the ability to corrode and cloud the plastic, reducing its structural integrity. We would advise avoiding these eliquids unless using a tank with pyrex glass construction.
Quite similar to its smaller cousin, the eGo, the EVOD CE5 kit essentially features the same contents, but the kit contains a larger 900mAh battery, allowing for more vaping time between charges.
Both the EVOD kit and eGo kit are suitable for new vapers looking to quit smoking and try out the experience of vaping, especially those concerned with investing a lot of money into something they might not enjoy. As some kits are priced quite high, both eGO and EVOD kits are a decent, cheap alternative, and also a great place to start vaping without committing too much in the way of finances.
Due to the disposable nature of the CE5 tank, it’s recommended to use no more than 70% VG eliquids, as a higher concentration of VG can lead to clogged coils and dry hits. As such, vapour production is not particularly high, as PG-heavy eliquids don’t tend to produce as much dense vapour than high VG eliquids.
eGo and EVOD Kit Summary – There’s little user maintenance when using an eGo or EVOD Kit, as the CE5 tank is disposable, and doesn’t need to be cleaned. It’s also a relatively cheap way to be introduced to vaping, and to give it a try without having to fork out for a more expensive kit. Drawbacks include a lack of variable settings, and due to the disposable nature of the CE5, it will also create some degree of waste, as the whole tank needs to be replaced, rather than solely the coil.
Innokin Endura T22
Although technically a box mod due to its shape, Innokin’s Endura T22 kit functions more like a vape pen, having a great charge capacity when used with a low powered coil (with a high resistance).
Featuring no adjustable settings, and just a USB port at the bottom, it’s a great entry-level piece of kit for those looking for a beginners device that doesn’t appear as one. The T22 Prism tank features no airflow, or adjustable settings, and unfortunately will struggle cannot be used with eliquids that are high in VG. But it’s a simple tank for one purpose, and it does that very well. The Endura does come with a 510 thread, meaning most tanks on the current market are compatible with it, provided the coil used is suitable.
Endura T22 Summary – The Endura T22 would be suitable for a vaper looking for a box mod style vape pen device that won’t break the bank. Simple to use, maintain, and clean, the Endura steps in and fills the space between basic vape pens and more up-market devices.
Aspire K1 Kit
Moving away from the disposable clearomiser kits, Aspire’s K1 kit can be considered a deluxe version of the eGo and EVOD style kits, as it’s constructed of stainless steel and pyrex glass instead of polycarbonate plastic. Unlike the eGo and EVOD kits, there’s no need to replace the entire clearomiser unit after it has expired, as the K1 only needs a new wire coil to continue vaping. Similar to the CE5, the replacement coils for the K1 (available in 1.6, 1.8, and 2.1ohms) contain wicking holes that aren’t particularly large in diameter, meaning that it’s best to stick to eliquids that have a consistency of no more than 60% VG.
Similar to the EVOD, the CF G-Power battery contains a decent capacity of 900mAh, which should comfortably last several hours of vaping. One of the benefits of the K1 kit is that it has all the bits and pieces needed to get vaping straight away (apart from the eliquid of course!), and due to the set of five replacement coils included, it allows a user to keep going for at least a month after initial use.
Much the same as the EVOD and eGO, the CF G-Power lacks a variable voltage setting, meaning that it fires only at its maximum setting until the battery drains down, lacking the personalization element that other kits feature.
Aspire’s K1 Kit is an ideal choice for vapers looking to upgrade from a more basic CE5 kit, as well as brand new vapers looking to commit to a more permanent piece of equipment up front, as the only disposable element to the K1 kit are the replaceable coils. The K1 kit can be viewed very much as a higher-end version of the EVOD kit, only constructed with sturdier materials, and as such, it will need to be cleaned and maintained to ensure it continues to work at its optimum.
Aspire K1 Kit Summary – Benefits of using the K1 Kit include a sturdier and more durable construction, as the stainless steel increases durability, especially when compared to the polycarbonate construction of the CE5. Also there’s less replacement parts to have to deal with as the K1 only needs the coil to be replaced, so there’s less to throw away. Similar to the CE5 clearomiser, the K1 is best used with eliquids of no more than 60% VG, as the smaller wicking holes do find a bit of trouble with absorbing the thicker ejuices.
KangerTech EMOW Mega Kit
The EMOW Mega Kit represents the next level up from the K1 and EVOD/eGo vape pen devices, as it contains a larger 1600mAh battery with a variable voltage (VV) setting. Variable voltage allows the user to increase or decrease the amount of vapour being produced from the device, which personalises the experience to a degree. Similar to the K1 kit, the EMOW Mega also contains everything needed to get vaping straight off the bat, and also to keep it up for while, with a pack of five replacement coils included as standard.
Kanger’s EVOD tank has a decent 2.8ml capacity, and also features an adjustable airflow system, allowing for an impressively smooth vape experience. The airflow works by drawing air through the tank while vaping, and this cools down the vapour making it less harsh on the throat, and easier to inhale.
Due to the increase in additional features, the EMOW Mega can be considered a little more trickier to use than the more basic kits. Nevertheless, its features are still relatively simple use when compared to a high-end variable mod such as the X Cube II.
KangerTech EMOW Mega Kit Summary – We’d recommend the EMOW Mega Kit for existing vapers looking for a more permanent and personalizable upgrade from a eGo or EVOD Kit, and also new vapers looking to start off with a more powerful device that includes some variable features. Similar to the K1 Kit, it will need to be frequently cleaned and maintained to work at its optimal, and users looking for a more disposable device should consider the eGo or EVOD kits.
Aspire Premium Kit (Nautilus Mini)
The bigger, badder brother of the K1 Kit, Aspire’s Premium Kit can be considered the pinnacle of value-for-money vape pen kits, and is on par with the EMOW Mega kit in terms of its function. The vPremium kit’s CF VV+ battery has a comfortable 1000mAh of capacity, and like the EMOW Mega kit, it also offers a variable voltage function that allows the user to personalise their vape experience, to a degree.
Like with the K1 and EMOW Mega Kits, Aspire’s Premium Kit comes with all the bits and pieces of hardware you’ll need to get vaping straight out of the box, and the set of five replacement coils will keep the average vaper going for a few weeks after purchase.
Where the Premium kit really shines, is with the clearomiser tank that the kit comes supplied with; the venerable Nautilus Mini. An absolutely excellent value for money piece of kit, the Nautilus Mini produces outstanding flavours for its price, along with being an extremely sturdy and reliable tank for such small size. It’s adjustable airflow allows for the smoothest of vapes, and similar to the EMOW Mega Kit, an adjustable voltage setting allows the amount of vapour to be increased or decreased, in accordance with the users preference. Without being too biased, we here at Vape Club have only the utmost respect for the dinky Nautilus Mini tank, and we can’t recommend it enough, as either part of the kit, or simply purchased on its own. It is simply, excellent.
Aspire Premium Kit Summary – We’d recommend Aspire’s Premium Kit (with the Nautilus Mini) for existing vapers looking to upgrade to the one of the most solid starter kits currently on the market. We’d also suggest this kit for new vapers in search of a high-end first device, and not looking to upgrade soon afterwards. The adjustable voltage and airflow allow for quite a degree of personalisation, and the durable construction of both the tank and battery mean it’ll put up with a fair amount of wear and tear. It could be said to be the most complicated of the kits to use, due to both adjustable airflow and voltage settings, but these are relatively easy to get used to in a short space of time. Similar to the EMOW and K1 kits, the Nautilus tank will have to be cleaned and maintained in order to be used optimally.
KangerTech SubVod Kit
Although still technically a Vape Pen, Kanger’s SubVod is a little different from the rest of the kits we have discussed here. The eGo, EVOD, K1, and both the EMOW and Premium Kit are all generally more suited to those new to or just starting out with vaping, but as the SubVod is a Sub Ohm device, it’s deemed more suitable to users with a little more vaping experience.
That being said, new vapers shouldn’t shy away from considering the SubVod as a first kit, as it can be turned into a solid and dependable mouth to lung device, with relatively few changes to its set up. The top-filling Nano-S tank features an adjustable airflow, and allows the vapour production to be customised somewhat.
The SubVod features no variable voltage or wattage settings, and similar to the K1 kit, it always fires at its maximum setting, and will continue to do so until the 1300mAh battery drains down. The coil that comes as standard with the SubVod is Kanger’s 0.5ohm, but this can be changed to a 1.5ohm coil (sold separately), and this allows the SubVod to be used as a more beginner-friendly mouth-to-lung device, similar to a giant eGo with an adjustable airflow. Using a higher resistance coil in the SubVod will drain the battery at a slower rate, allowing for more vaping time between charges. It will also conserve eliquid better than with a sub ohm coil (0.5ohm), meaning your favourite bottle of ejuice will go that much longer.
KangerTech’s SubVod Kit Summary – Although the SubVod is more suited to sub ohm vapers, it can also be turned into a great beginner device by using the 1.5ohm instead of the 0.5ohm coil. This will also decrease the rate at which the battery drains, as it uses less battery power per puff, meaning the battery will last longer between charges.
Aspire’s CF MOD and CF SUB
Similar to the SubVod, an honourable mention should go out to Aspire’s CF MOD and CF SUB devices. Although designed mainly for Sub Ohm devices, both of Aspire’s ‘pen’ shaped mods can be used for mouth-to-lung style vaping, despite not strictly being designed for that purpose. Similar to the SubVod, they can be used as a ‘vape pen’ style device when combined with a suitable coil and tank. The only different between the CF MOD and CF SUB is that the latter comes with an integrated battery, whereas the CF MOD will require a replaceable battery to use.
Aspire CF MOD and CF SUB Summary – The CF MOD and CF SUB mods are suitable for a seasoned vaper looking for a decent cylindrical mod. They would be suitable for a beginner, however they would require some knowledge of coil resistance and ohms law in order to select the correct tank and coil to use optimally.
Here’s a quick recap of the key features of the Vape Pen Kits we’ve discussed here;