The Best Pod Vapes 2018 - Top compact, stylish, closed system Pod Mods

Best Pod mods & Closed system E-cigs

Ecigguide brings you our best pod mods, closed system vapes list and cig-a-like e-cigs list. Pod e-cigarettes are relatively new on the e-cigarette market but they are becoming increasingly popular. They are not built for clouds but they do a terrific job at delivering nicotine. Our list is based on the top performing pod vapes we recently tested. And stay assured, we will always update our favorites as soon as new products are released.

Best performing Pod vapes & closed system e-cigarettes

To get a better understanding what pod vape or e-cigarette fits your needs. We made this handy table. Are you a beginning vape or do you have experience vaping pod vapes? Are you looking for a refillable e-cig or a pod vape that comes with cartridges? To make life easier check out this table.

Best rated based on: Brand Model Price
With non-refillable vape pods JUUL JUUL $49.99
MLV PHIX $34.99
With refillable vape pods Kandypens Rubi $49.99
Limitless Mod Co Ply Rock Pulse $29.99
Best low output Aspire Breeze $29.99
Vaporfi AIR 2 mini $34.99
Best E-cigs HALO G6 starter kit $35.00
V2 Standard EX kit $59.95

Low output vaporizers, cartridge vapes and e-cig starter kits are excellent for beginners as well as intermediate or advanced vapers looking for a backup device. These usually have high nicotine pods, they are stealthy and ultra-portable. They might look similar to regular vape pens, but these podmods have their own set of characteristics. When making this toplist we looked at pros and cons of each cartridge style vape.  We recommend to check out the whole list before deciding on a particular pod vape.

The recommendations we make are based on product performance, nicotine satisfaction, and through testing. We always corroborate this with feedback we get from our readers and staff. That’s why you will always find only the best performing pod vaporizers on our list.

Note: We may receive a small commission when clicking on the links to the products and making a purchase. However our opinions will always be honest and unbiased. If you have specific questions please hit us up.

Best Pod Mods with non-refillable pods

JUUL E-cig

Best Pod mods & Closed system E-cigs

Juul vapor was probably the first company who came up with the idea of putting nicotine salts inside their pods. Also their JUUL ecig was the first pod system we tried and fell in love. After almost a year on the market this device is still our no. #1 favorite and for good reason.

JUUL pod vaporizer is easy to use, extremely portable and low maintenance. The range of flavors is pretty good, nicotine satisfaction is great and charging takes less than an hour. You can always tap the mod twice to see how much battery is left and that’s a big pro in this category of products.

Pro's: Great choice of flavors, 50mg nicotine, excellent build quality

Cons: Propriety charger, small pods, only one nicotine strength

Verdict:The JUUL Ecig is our number one choice and a product we recommend to all beginners. It’s easy to use, the LED notification light works without flaw and battery life is enough for a day at the office. Read the full JUUL ecig review

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Phix E-cig

Best Pod mods & Closed system E-cigs

Very similar the the JUUL, PHIX ecig combines a sleek ultra-portable design with some of the best pod flavors out there. Battery life is better, the pods are bigger and nicotine is also 5%. The connectors between the pods and mod are magnetic and so is the charger.

The patented ceramic coils give really good flavor and vapor and the build quality on this tiny vape is top notch.

Pro's: Great choice of flavors, high nicotine concentration, 1.5ml pods

Cons: Propriety charger, only one nicotine strength, no battery indicator

Verdict:Also known as the “JUUL killer” the PHIX ecig is our choice for number #2. Easy to use, reliable and great for delivering that much craved nicotine buzz, this is more affordable and a pleasure to use. Read the full PHIX ecig review here.

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My Von Erl

Best Pod mods & Closed system E-cigs

My Von Erl is a very appreciated European pod style vaporizer and it comes with an extensive array of flavors. Also, besides the house flavors you can also buy pods with e-liquids crafted by famous brands like Velvet Cloud or Cutwood. The pods come in different nicotine concentrations and they last a long time.

Very easy to use, intuitive and fast charging this tiny ecig is one of the most popular on the market today. You can recharge it with any Android phone cable and enjoy the same great flavors and vapor production every time.

Pro's: multiple house flavors, top brand flavors, variable nicotine strengths, micro-USB port

Cons: no nicotine salts inside the pods

Verdict: The My Von Erl is one of the most popular pod style devices without nicotine salts. Their choices of flavor are impressive and build quality as well as performance rank very high. Great for beginners and intermediate vapers alike, this ecig is perfect for lowering your nicotine addiction. Read the full My Von Erl review here.

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Bo One E-Cig

Best Pod mods & Closed system E-cigs

Designed in France and weighing just 22 grams, the BO One pod mod is a worthy contender. It has a smooth and lovely ceramic coating and the charger connector is magnetic. The pods are available in 21 flavors and 3 nicotine concentrations, which makes this one of the most versatile device in its category

Very reliable and efficient, this tiny vape is fully charged in less than 45 minutes. It feels so natural in the hand and the French liquids taste pretty good. The throat hit is also comparable to the JUUL, however you will need to take more puffs for the same buzz.

Pro's: 21 flavors, variable nicotine strengths

Cons: no nicotine salts inside the pods, proprietary charger

Verdict: The BO One pod mod represents French engineering at its finest. This tiny closed system vape delivers a great overall experience and the built quality is well above its price tag. Read the full BO One pod mod review here.

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Aspire Gusto Mini

Best Pod mods & Closed system E-cigs

Carrying some of the best flavors from Halo, the Aspire Gusto Mini pod system is quite impressive. It's powered by a built in 900mAh battery and allows mouth to lung as well as direct lung draws. Measures 70mm x 48mm x 22mm and is available in four different colors.

The Gusto Mini pods are some of the biggest we've seen and they are easy to mount. Coil resistance is 1.5 Ohms and each of these bad boys has a capacity of 4.2ml of e-liquid. They only come in 6mg or 12mg concentration.

Pro's: Delicious flavors, great battery life

Cons: no nicotine salts, only two nicotine concentrations

Verdict: The Aspire Gusto Mini pod vaporizer is well built and has great battery life. Flavors are really delicious but they only come in two nicotine concentrations. On the other hand it's one of the few devices in this category which offer direct lung draws. Read the full Aspire Gusto Mini review here.

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SMPO Ultra Portable System

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The SMPO Ultra Portable System is one of the bigger players in this category in terms of design. The device measures 80.5mm x 34mm x 15.5mm and comes with a built-in 650mAh battery. The mouthpiece is really comfortable and the connections are fully magnetic.

The vaporizer has a temperature control system which prevents dry hits. It gets fully charged in under 40 minutes and the 1.8ml pods are filled with nicotine salts e-liquids. It activates automatically upon inhale and has a nice LED notification light to indicate remaining battery life.

Pro's: elegant design, nicotine salts, automatic temperature control

Cons: much bigger than the competition, limited number of flavors

Verdict: The SMPO Ultra Portable System is an entirely different type of pod vaporizer. It's much bigger than the completion but offers great vapor and delicious flavors. Has an automatic temperature control feature which prevents dry hits. Pods come in either 18mg or 50mg nic salts.

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Envii Fitt

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The Envii FITT has a very interesting design. It almost looks like a tiny penguin but delivers great vapor and comes with a nice array of flavors. It's one of the first systems to feature a dual activation mode – either by draw or by pressing the fire button. The device is powered by an internal 650mAh battery and the pod access door is magnetic. Dimensions are 75mm x 43mm x 20mm.

The Envii pods have a capacity of 3.2ml and come in 18mg nicotine concentration only. There are over 16 flavors available ranging from tobaccos and menthols to fruit and desserts.

Pro's: Multitude of flavors to choose from, great vapor

Cons: Bigger and bulkier than the competition, no nicotine salts

Verdict: The Envii FITT is a unique looking pod style vaporizer. Comes with magnetic doors, a 650mAh battery and 3.2ml pods. The pods are available in a variety of flavors but only one nicotine concentration.

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Twelve Juno

Best Pod mods & Closed system E-cigs

The Twelve Juno is a new pod system vaporizer that's very similar in terms of design to the JUUL or the My Von Erl. It features a 380mAh battery and 24K gold plated pin connection between the device and the pod. Comes with a regular micro-USB port and it's fully charged in under an hour.

The Twelve Juno pods have 1.6ml capacity and the resistance ranges between 1.3 to 1.5 Ohms. They are filled with nicotine salts e-liquids in concentrations ranging from 18mg and 36mg up to a maximum of 48mg.

Pro's: Ultra portable, nicotine salts

Cons: Limited number of flavors

Verdict: The Twelve Juno ecig is very similar to many of its competitors and comes in a variety of nicotine concentrations. The draw is just right and battery life is pretty good for a device this tiny.

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Hilo Pod System

Best Pod mods & Closed system E-cigs

The Hilo Pod System is the biggest device in this category. Measuring 102mm x 49.7mm x 25mm this non refillable vaporizer is powered by a massive 1700mAh battery. It features a loose, direct lung style draw and it activates on button press. Since it's a direct voltage device vapor quantity will vary depending on battery charge.

The pods are also the biggest we've seen, with a total capacity of 10ml of e-liquid. Resistance is 0.25 Ohms and they are available in five different flavors.

Pro's: Great vapor production, sub ohm, direct lung

Cons: Only 6mg nicotine, no nic salts, limited flavors

Verdict: The Hilo Pod System is an excellent kit for those looking for a sub ohm capable vaporizer. The draw is loose, nicotine concentration is just right for direct lung inhales and battery life is pretty good.

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Best Refillable Pod Mods

KandyPens Rubi

Best Pod mods & Closed system E-cigs

Specifically designed for high concentration nicotine salts e-liquids, the KandyPens Rubi is one of the best refillable pod vaporizers on the market. It uses ceramic coils inside its pods and Japanese organic cotton. Works with any standard micro-USB cable and can also be filled with oils.

KandyPens Rubi pods have a capacity of 1.0ml and they are quite easily refilled. The connectors are gold plated and there's a small LED notification light on the battery. Tightness of the draw together with the overall vapor quality make this tiny device one of our personal favorites.

Pro's: Refillable pods, great vapor quality

Cons: A bit pricey

Verdict: The KandyPens Rubi refillable pod system is one of the best we tried. Battery life is great, vapor production is quite impressive and the flavor is off the charts. We only recommend using this tiny vape with nicotine salts juices.

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Ply Rock Pulse Limitless Mod

Best Pod mods & Closed system E-cigs

With one of the longest names in the vape industry, this tiny vape does a really impressive job when it comes to nicotine salts e-liquids. The Limitless Mod Co Ply Rock Pulse has a modern and aggressive design and it's slim, compact and easy to carry around.

The 380mAh battery has an 8W output and uses a standard micro-USB connector. The pods have a capacity of 2.0ml and the device is automatically activated upon draw.

Pro's: Refillable pods, ultra-portable

Cons: Sensor doesn't always activate on draw

Verdict: The Limitless Mod Co Ply Rock Pulse is an ultra-portable pod vaporizer with a very nice design. The LED notification light is a nice added touch and overall vapor quality is just perfect.

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Sigelei Fuchai V3

Best Pod mods & Closed system E-cigs

The Sigelei Fuchai V3 is another sleek looking portable pod vaporizer. It is available in four vibrant colors and has a modern yet simplistic design. Battery is rated for 400mAh and it's charged via regular micro-USB slot. Has a nice LED indicator and the connectors are gold plated.

The Fuchai V3 pods have a capacity of 1.5ml and coil resistance is 1.8 Ohms. They are activated on draw and deliver good vapor and flavor.

Pro's: Refillable pods, ultra-portable

Cons: Coil is difficult to remove when refilling

Verdict: The Sigelei Fuchai V3 comes in a variety of lovely colors and offers good vapor and flavor. Battery life is more than decent and it uses a standard micro-USB connector. Each pod can be refilled up to 5-6 times.

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Suorin Air

Best Pod mods & Closed system E-cigs

With its refillable 2ml pod the Sourin Air lets you experiment an endless choice of flavors. This credit card shaped vape mod is sleek, ultra portable and a pleasure to use. The draw is perfect and it’s really simple to use. It takes some time to get used to but it’s the ideal starting point to enjoy all those lip biting nic salts flavors.

This rectangular vape uses standard micro-USB slot to recharge the battery and the whole process takes less than 45 minutes. Pod refills are a piece of cake if you have a dropper or a unicorn bottle and we recommend sticking with max 70% VG.

Pro's: Refillable pods

Cons: weird way of inhaling through the corner, coils don’t last that long, sometimes the device doesn’t fire, pods are pricey.

Verdict: The Sourin Air pod mod lets you experiment with a wide range of nicotine salts e-liquids. It takes some time to get use to and has some minor issues in day to day use but the draw is perfect and the overall vape experience rocks. It’s also one of the cheapest devices in this category. Check out the Suorin Air review.

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Wismec MyJet

Best Pod mods & Closed system E-cigs

The Wismec MyJet is one of the most versatile pod ecigs out there. It’s very similar to a JUUL in terms of size and performance but it works with refillable pods. Each of these pods has a capacity of 1.2 ml and ca be refilled up to 5 times. They are quite cheap when you buy them in bulk so you can carry some of your favorite flavors at all times.

The device gives very good flavor and vapor production is great for this price tag. You can recharge the battery with any micro-USB cable you might have lying around and the whole process takes under an hour. Refilling the pods is a bit tricky at first but once you get the hang of it, becomes a piece of cake.

Pro's: Refillable pods, cheap

Cons: Tricky to refill, some coils burn out quite fast

Verdict: The Wismec MyJet ecig is intended to be used with nic salts or high nic e-liquids. The pods are refillable and a 5-pack goes for just $18.5. It’s easy to use, battery performance is above average and flavor is top notch. Read the full Wismec MyJet pod mod review here.

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SV Mi-Pod system

Best Pod mods & Closed system E-cigs

By far one of the best looking devices in this category, the SV Mi-Pod System has quickly earned a solid reputation among vapers. With the same form factor as a compact box mod this vaporizer is powered by a non-removable 950mAh battery. The device measures 60mm x 51mm x 13.5mm and the mouthpiece is integrated within the pod.

Pods have a capacity of 2.0ml and they use magnetic connectors to easily snap into place. They are a bit tricky to fill, however the overall experience is great. Perfect mouth to lung draw, amazing flavor and good vapor production.

Pro's: Nice looks, great battery life, great vape experience

Cons: Pods are a bit tricky to refill

Verdict: The SV Mi-Pod not only looks amazing but also vapes great. Has a really interesting form factor and it's the ideal thing for nicotine salts.

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KandyPens Feather

Best Pod mods & Closed system E-cigs

The KandyPens Feather has a very interesting design. It's a robust and powerful pod vaporizer with a built-in 380mAh battery. It is 80mm tall by 11mm thich and has a rubberized finish. Comes with standard micro-USB port and a 15W output.

The KandyPens Feather pods have a capacity of 2.0ml of e-liquids. They use a 0.8 Ohm atomizer to deliver exceptional vapor quality and quantity from a device this size. Developed and designed in the US this, it's one of the highest quality products in this category.

Pro's: Refillable pods, nice design, rubberized finish

Cons: Coil life is not that great

Verdict: The KandyPens Feather is one of the few products developed and designed in the United States. It has a very interesting shape and works great with nicotine salts e-liquids. The 0.8 Ohm coils give incredible vapor and flavor.

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Best Low Output Vaporizers

Aspire Breeze

Best Pod mods & Closed system E-cigs

The Aspire Breeze is probably the most powerful device you will see listed on our best page. Powered by a 650mAh battery this device comes with two coils, one of which is sub ohm. It holds 2.0 ml of e-liquid and it’s a great mod to enjoy nicotine salts with. Vapor production is outstanding and flavor wise you can’t go wrong.

This vaporizer has a built in tank which you can refill with juice. The process is simple once you get the hang of it. You can use up to 70% VG and having a power button makes things a lot easier.

Pro's: Refillable, great battery life, great vapor

Cons: Much bigger than the competition

Verdict: The Aspire Breeze AIO vaporizer is powerful and well built. Vapor production is outstanding and the 0.6 Ohm coils give a very satisfying overall experience. It’s easy to use and the battery lasts for a very long time. Read the full Aspire Breeze review here.

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Vaporfi Air Mini

Best Pod mods & Closed system E-cigs

It’s more of a tiny AIO mod than a pod system but nevertheless it’s great for enjoying nicotine salts juices. The Vaporfi Air 2 mini is chic looking personal vaporizer that also works with oils. It has a 1.4ml tank and the 1.1 Ohm coils are specifically engineered to work at 15W. Flavor is pretty good and vapor production is well withing range.

You can fit it inside virtually any pocket and refilling takes only a few minutes once you get the hang of it. It can leak at times and have spitback but this is a common problem with most all in ones.

Pro's: Refillable tank, firing button, separate coils for oils, standard micro-USB port

Cons: Minor spitback and leaking but fixable

Verdict: The Vaporfi Air 2 Mini is a very portable all in one low output vape intended for nicotine salts. It’s extremely affordable, easy to use and delivers great vapor and flavor. Should not be overfilled and tends to work best with 60/40 blends.

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Best E-cigs

Halo G6 E-cigs

Best Pod mods & Closed system E-cigs

Halo G6 starter kit comes in second, offering great performance for at a great price. For only $35 you get two batteries, 5 cartomizers, a USB charger and a wall adapter. You have to option of ordering blank cartridges and fill them up with your favorite e-liquid. Halo have always been renowned for their lip biting tobacco flavors, especially Tribeca and Turkish Tobacco.

The kit is easy to use even by zero-experience vapers and the batteries have an LED light which glows each time you inhale. Vapor quality and throat hit are some of the best we tries and choice of flavors and nic strengths is more than reasonable.

Pro's: Wide range of flavors and nicotine strengths, great tobacco flavors

Cons: Battery life could be better

Verdict: The V2 Ecigs starter kit comes with everything you need to give vaping a try. It’s easy to use, hassle free and it’s great for beginners.

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V2 E-cigs

V2 Classic E-cigs

V2 Ecigs have been on the market since 2009 and they are one of the pioneers of the vaping industry. Their starter kit ranks no. #1 on our best e-cigarettes list due to performance, build quality and ease of use. You get two batteries, 10 cartridges and the choice of flavors and nicotine concentrations is pretty diverse.

Vapor quality is very similar to what you get from a regular cigarette and battery life is enough for a few hours of moderate use. These devices are super portable, activated on draw and the throat is great especially with 18mg nic.

Pro's: Wide range of flavors and nicotine strengths, 10 cartridges with the kit

Cons: Battery life of EX series is much better than the classic series

Verdict: The V2 Ecigs starter kit comes with everything you need to give vaping a try. It’s easy to use, hassle free and it’s great for beginners.

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Top-list Pod Vapes & E-cigarettes 2018

To give you an oversight on the highest quality pod mods and low output vaporizers we made this small top list. The rating is based on average scores given by our team for these devices.

  1. JUUL ecig - Best non refillable pod mod
  2. Phix ecig – Best nic salts flavors
  3. Kandypens Rubi – Best refillable pod system
  4. Limitless PLY ROCK PULSE – Best value for money refillable pod vaporizer
  5. Aspire Breeze – Best low output vaporizer
  6. Vaporfi Air 2 Mini – Best tiny AIO vape
  7. V2 Standard EX – Best cig-a-like starter kit
  8. Halo G6 – Best cig-a-like kit for beginners

About Pod Mods and Closed System Vaporizers

Closed system vaporizers explained

Closed system vaporizers are the types of e-cigarettes and mods that work with non-refillable cartridges. These can by pod mods, all in one devices or two piece cig-a-like starter kits. Once the e-liquid in the cartridge has run out, this has to be discarded and replaced with a new one.

Because these products are leak proof and easy to use they are often preferred by beginners. They don't require any set of skills and they are perfect for day to day use. The only downside is monthly cost

What is a Pod Mod

Pod mods are devices which work with replaceable pods. These come in different shapes and sizes but they only fit the product they were intended for.

Pod mods can be non-refillable or refillable. Non refillable pod device usually carry nicotine salts e-liquids and they are intended for mouth to lung use. Refillable pod systems can be used with any type of high nicotine strength e-liquids, but we mostly recommend nicotine salts.

Low output vaporizers

Low output personal vaporizers are usually all in one products where the output power doesn't exceed 15W. Combined with high resistance coils and a relatively small battery these make great portable devices. They are most efficient when used with nicotine salts liquids.

All in one devices have the e-juice reservoir integrated in the body. This system accounts for a leak-free experience and easy maintenance.

Nicotine Salts the perfect match

As opposed to regular freebase nicotine, nicotine salts can be used in higher concentrations without having a harsh throat hit. This ensures more of the substances reaches the bloodstream and provides long term relief.

Nicotine salts e-liquids are manufactured by different brands and come in a variety of concentrations from 20mg up to 50mg. Many closed system pod manufacturers use nicotine salts with their starter kits as this works perfectly with the low output batteries they usually carry.