ELEAF BASAL KIT
The ELEAF BASAL KIT is one of the most stylish and affordable devices intended for beginners. This mod and tank combo offer a fantastic mouth to lung experience and the coils are really good. With 2A fast charging, 0.75 Ohm coils and a maximum output of 30W this is hands down a perfectly balanced stater kit.
The colors - rose gold, brushed silver and gold - are also a thing of beauty
Pro's: Great mouth to lung experience, beautiful, ultra portable
Cons: Bottom filled tank
Verdict: The ELEAF BASAL KIT is one of the best options for beginners. It combines style with performance and it offers a really smooth mouth to lung experience with its 1.8ml tank. Read the full ELEAF BASAL KIT review here
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VAPORFI V-GRIP 75W TC
When it comes to elegance and ease of use the VAPORFI V-GRIP 75W TC is hard to beat. This metallic box mod has a fire bar instead of the usual fire button and works with atomizers and tanks up to 22mm on top. Has all the temperature controls and it's powered by a swappable 18650 battery.
The V-GRIP is a device intended for beginners and intermediate vapers and is simple to use, elegant and stealthy.
Pro's: Stealthy, well built
Cons: A bit pricey
Verdict: The VAPORFI V-GRIP 75W TC is an excellent choice for beginners. It's the perfect mod for any entry-level or mid range tank and features all the necessary tempt controls and TCRs. Read the full VAPORFI V-GRIP 75W TC review here
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SMOANT CHARON TC 218
The SMOANT CHARON TC 218 belongs in this list because of the shear power you get at an affordable price. The device is powered by the ANT 2180 chip. It's the type of mod that doesn't disappoint and temperature control works on it like a charm
Pro's: One of the most affordable high power box mods
Cons: No cons, except the hard to tweak temperature curve
Verdict: 218 watts at that price? That's almost impossible. It seems the brand is doing their utmost to enter the Vape market as a great alternative to DNA chips. Read the SMOANT CHARON TC 218 review here
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Innokin Oceanus kit
Innokin has released a great number of top rated beginners' kits so far and the Oceanus is no exception. Fitted with a 0.5 Ohm coil and an easy to build RBA head this is perfect to get you started in the world of vaping. It comes with two batteries inside the box and the 110W power output is more than enough for day to day needs.
Pro's: Well built, sturdy and it includes the Scion sub ohm tank.
Cons: 20700 batteries are not that popular or easy to find
Verdict: The Innokin Oceanus is a great tool for beginners. It delivers incredibly puffy and flavorful clouds and battery life is pretty good. It also includes an RBA head to help you experiment with building your own coils and wicking. Read the full Innokin Oceanus kit review here
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Joyetech Atopack Penguin
At little under $30 the Joyetech Atopack Penguin is one of the most affordable starter kits on the market today. And despite its low price, this device manages to deliver a truly impressive vape experience. The pods are easy to refill and swap and battery life is enough to last you a whole day.
Pro's: Very affordable, refillable pods, great battery life
Cons: No airflow adjustment
Verdict: The Joyetech Atopack Penguin is a lovely all i one vape kit that's affordable and great for beginners. Unlike its competitors the pods are refillable and the 2000mAh battery ensures great performance all throughout the day.
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Great high wattage mods
SMOK GX350 kit
The SMOK GX350 Kit is not something for the faint-hearted as it's able to reach a whopping 350W power output. It comes with a TFV8 Cloud Beast sub ohm tank and plenty of features. It's definitely a product for cloud chasers and it can fill any room with vapor in matter of seconds.
Pro's: SMOK build quality, power output, awesome tank
Cons: Rather bulky
Verdict: The SMOK GX350 Kit is the perfect choice for those looking for power and clouds. The TFV8 Cloud Beast keeps up with the mod and it even works with high VG e-liquids without any dry hits. Definitely not beginner material. Make sure to read the full SMOK GX350 review.
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SMOK T-PRIV 3
SMOK knows how to make a good 300W box mod and the T-PRIV 3 is definitely no exception. With an extremely fast board and packed with lots of features this portable powerhouse is ideal to pair with any top range RDA or sub ohm tank.
The LEDs all around its body give it a very futuristic appearance and the tank included in the kit is very good.
Pro's: 300W output, LED lights, great tank
Cons: Limited to 25 - 26mm atomizers
Verdict: The SMOK T-PRIV 3 is the perfect mod for anyone looking to vape at high wattages for a long period of time. With its 300W output and solid construction this cloud chucker is definitely worth checking out. Read the full SMOK T-PRIV 3 review here
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Sense have really stepped up their game with the V-JET. This 230W cloud machine comes with a great tank inside the box and it's pairs just perfectly. Has a big colored display and a very cool user interface as well as all the temperature controls and power curves you might need.
And if you're not fully satisfied with the V-Jet tank, you can also use the mod with atomizers up to 28mm in diameter without overhang.
Pro's: Build quality, performance, tank
Cons: Cannot adjust wattage in TC mode
Verdict: The SENSE V-JET is excellent for intermediate or vetaran vapers looking for high output, great performance at a reasonabile price. Build quality is amazing, the tank is superb and the user interface is worthy of 2018. Read the full SENSE V-JET review here
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When it comes to compact mods the VOOPOO MOJO is hard to beat. This 88W bad boy has that nice sports car vibe and comes with a really impressive sub ohm tank. Powered by the highly praised Gene chip this has super fast response times and works flawlessly.
You can also use it with other atomizers up to 24mm in diameter and has all your temperature controls and wattage adjusments.
Pro's: Nice design, build quality, ultra fast chip
Cons: Non replaceable battery
Verdict: The VOOPOO MOJO is one of the best options in the compact mods segment. Despite having a funky button layout, performance on this bad boy is really impressive and the chip is absolutely amazing. Read the full VOOPOO MOJO review here
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SMOANT BATTLESTAR MINI
If you're looking for a lightweight, portable mod then the SMOANT BATTLESTAR MINI is definitely worth checking out. Extremely affordable and built to last, this cute mod follows the footsteps of its bigger brother. Great performance, good chip and intuitive user interface.
This mod is perfect for beginners and it can easily pair with any 22 - 23mm atomizer on top.
Pro's: Affordable, compact, temperature control, good chip
Cons: Battery life
Verdict: Powered by a single 18650 battery, the SMOANT BATTLESTAR MINI is a very good compact mod. Has a very responsive board and it's packed with all modern features like variable wattage and temperature control. Read the full SMOANT BATTLESTAR MINI review here
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SMOK AL85 Alien Baby kit
Measuring only 71 x 48 x 27mm the SMOK AL85 Alien Baby hides a lot of power under its tiny hood. The 85W output is perfectly matched by the included TFV8 Baby Beast and performance on this bad boy is incredible. Packed with features and built to last this is one of our favorite compact mods so far.
Pro's: Size, power output and the TFV8 Baby Beast tank included with the kit
Cons: Battery life
Verdict: The original SMOK Alien quickly bacame a legend in the vaping community and its younger brother doesn't fall far behind. This compact kit ensures great vapor and flavor and you can fit it inside any pocket. Read the full SMOK AL85 Alien Baby kit review here
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Best Cloud Chasers
A vape which looks like it was designed for the Royal Family, the MAJESTY from SMOK is great for delivering rich, flavorful clouds. The body is made from beautiful resin material and each design is unique. Paired with the lovely color display this mod can go up to 225W in no time.
The TFV8-X Baby Beast tank you get in the kit is one of the best we tried.
Pro's: Great design, beautiful colors, fantastic clouds
Cons: Resin body costs extra
Verdict: The SMOK MAJESTY is a really good option if you're interesting in enjoying rich vape clouds. This mod not only looks exception but it also performs like a true champ. Read the full SMOK MAJESTY review here
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Aspire Speeder 200w
Boasting an all mighty Athos tank, the Aspire Speeder 200W starter kit is ideal for clouds. This well built powerhouse is intended for intermediate or advanced users looking to for the ideal sub ohm experience. Powered by two high drain 18650 batteries this device is more than capable of chucking out fog, especially between 60 - 100W. The coils are engineered to perfection, have a long lifespan and work with high VG eliquids.
Pro's: Great quality, amazing coils, perfect for clouds
Cons: : Bulky, tank is a bit too airy
Verdict: : The Aspire Speeder 200W is where looks meet performance. This lovely starter delivers clouds like no other and built quality is top notch. Read the full Aspire Speeder 200W review here.
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SMOK T-Priv Kit
The SMOK T-PRIV KIT not only looks fantastic but it also performs like any big league vaporizer. It has a sturdy exterior and multiple LED lights all around the body for a very sexy look. It includes the Big Baby tank in matching color and together they seem like a miniature fog machine.
This vape is the perfect combination between looks and performance and it's every cloud chaser's dream come true. Reliable and with a power output of 220W it definitely deserves a spot on this page.
Pro's: Great battery life, responsive chip, LED lights all around the body.
Cons: Minor button rattle
Verdict: The SMOK T-PRIV is a fantastic kit for beginners and experienced vapers. The Big Baby tank offers a wide selection of coils and it matches the power of the mod. Read the full SMOK T-PRIV review here
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Best Sub Ohm
The Vaporesso Revenger stater kit combines style and performance in a way we haven’t seen before. This state of the art mod is packed with all modern day features and the tank is a true champ cloud chaser. Temperature control, TCR and power curves are just some of the benefits of this absolutely gorgeous device. The analog clock screen saver is a nice touch and overall performance and responsiveness is really impressive.
Pro's: : Beautiful, high power, very good chip
Cons: : Fingerprint magnet
Verdict: : The Vaporesso Revenger is a chic looking stater kit that is intended for clouds. Packed with the mighty NRG tank, makes a great combo to fill up the room with vapor in a matter of seconds. Read the full Vaporesso Revenger review here.
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It might look like the remote control from an RC car but the SMOK MAG is one of the most ergonomic mods we tried so far. With an output power of 225 and the all mighty TFV12 Prince tank included in the kit, this is one of our favorite devices in the sub ohm category.
In terms of vapor, flavor and overall experience the MAG is hard to beat.
Pro's: Very ergonomic, great performance, great tank
Cons: Love it or hate it design
Verdict: The SMOK MAG is one of our favorite kits for that authentic sub ohm experience. The TFV12 Prince tank delivers excellent vapor and flavor and battery life is really impressive on this bad boy. Read the full SMOK MAG review here
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Kangertech Dripbox AIO
We reviewed a lot of all in one devices over the years. We can confirm that the Kanger AIO DripBox was the first one ever to come with a drip atomizer on top. This very innovative product is designed to deliver dripping to the masses. Vapers that are not into building their own coils get the best of both worlds when trying the AIO.
Pro's: Great all in one vape, great price
Cons: No device lock, changing the pre-built coils can be hassle
Verdict: For an all in one device this is definitely a device we would recommend to vapers with interests in making their own builds. The KangerTech AIO is not for everybody. We do not recommend it to use this device if you're a person that commutes a lot. Interested to find out more about this dripper? Please check out the review on the KangerTech Dripbox AIO
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Best price/quality score
Tesla WYE 200W TC
Built from PC and ABS, the Tesla WYE 200W TC is one of the lightest mods around. It also has one of the best quality to price ratios so far. At only $55 this brightly colored powerhouse has been designed for clouds. Able to reach 200W and boasting features like temperature control and TCR this is a device definitely worth checking out. The chip is very responsive and accurate and you can fit any size atomizer on top.
Pro's: : Ultra light dual 18650 mod, low price tag
Cons: : Design and colors
Verdict: : While the looks of this mod are a bit love it or hate it, its performance is undeniable. The Tesla WYE 200W TC packs a lot of features and power for this price and it’s so easy to use. Read the Tesla WYE 200W TC review here.
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Smoant Charon 218 TS
The Smoant Charon 218 TS is one of the best performing touchscreen mods on the market. Build quality is amazing, responsiveness is off the charts and looks-wise it’s an absolute winner. There are a lot of features and the user interface is one of the best we’ve seen. This dual 18650 box mod is perfect for any high end RDA or tank as it’s capable of outputting 218W.
Pro's: Touch screen, well built, high power
Cons: Rather bulky and quite heavy
Verdict: If you like touchscreens you are going to love the Smoant Charon 218 TS. This high end box mod offers all the perks of modern day vapes without the glitches we’ve seen in the past. Read the full Smoant Charon 218 TS review here
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Leading Vape Mods Fall-Summer 2018
To give you a overview on the highest quality mods we made this small top list. This rating is based on average scores that our team of reviewers gave these vapes.
- VOOPOO TOO - Performance winner
- SMOK T-Priv 3 - High End
- ELeaf Basal - Beginners
- SMOK Majesty - Cloud Chasing
- Vaporesso Revenger - Sub Ohm
- Tesla WYE 200W TC - Best price/quality
- SMOK GX350 - Best high wattage mod
- VOOPOO MOJO - Most compact
- Driptech DS - Best Dripper/Squonker
- Smoant Charon TC 218 - Most affordable
This list was updated April 6th 2018
Making absolute top lists is impossible when it comes to vape & box mods. The reason is that no mod is the same. When looking for a mod you need to ask yourself the following questions; How much do I vape a day? Am I interested to take vaping a step further or am I ok with easy to use devices. Do I need a complete kit or am I comfortable ordering my tank separately? Do not forget that you need to take your time when researching what's best for you.
*Note: We update this list on a regular basis. The prices mentioned are the lowest at the moment. If by any chance you find these vape mods somewhere for less please contact us and we will make sure you will always get the lowest rates.
Vape Mods - A quick guide
What is a box mod?
Box mods are the most powerful and feature rich types of electronic cigarettes. Depending on their type they are suitable to all categories of users from beginners to pros. They work with atomizers and tanks and the battery is either replaceable or built-in. These devices can be regulated or unregulated.
Electronic box mods
Regulated box mod also known as electronic mods are the most popular. With power outputs ranging from 30W all the way up to 300W these devices are top of the line. Variable wattage, temperature control and user defined power curves are just some of the features available. Also these mods also come packed with multiple protections and safety mechanisms. Everything from shot circuit and reverse polarity protections to low voltage, high temperature and automatic cut-off.
Why temperature control?
Temperature control is one of the most important features of box mods. It allows the user to select a certain temperature above which the coil will automatically stop heating. This prevents dry hits and accounts for a more consistent vape experience.
TC is based on the proprieties of some materials where resistance varies linearly according to temperature. By constantly reading the Ohms, a mod is able to accurately predict coil temperature at any given point in time. It’s also the reason why temperature control only works with some materials like Nickel, Titanium and Stainless Steel.
In TC mode, depending on initial wattage, the mod with deliver electricity to the coil until it reaches the desired temperature. Once it does so, it will automatically lower its power output to maintain that value. High end mods also have a feature called temperature curve. This allows the user to control specific coil temperatures at specific time intervals in the 10-second cut off interval.
Stainless Steels is the most popular wire used in TC mode. This is because it’s the only material that can also be used in regular power mode without any issues or risks. Some vapers even consider the flavor coming from SS to be better than that from Kanthal.
Unregulated box mods
Unregulated box mod are also called mechanical mods. These device don’t have any sort of circuits or boards inside and they usually behave like a simple circuit. Once the power button is pressed, electricity from the battery heats up the coil. This process is governed by Ohm’s Laws. It basically means that coil resistance is the only variable which defines the mod’s output rate.
In terms of performance, this accounts for really high output power, minimal voltage drop and excellent vapor production. On the other hand if the resistance is lower than what the battery can offer, it could end up with a potential safety hazard. When the current drawn from the battery is higher than its continuous discharge rate, uncontrolled venting and explosions are not uncommon. This is the main reason behind why there are so many exploding ecig headlines.
We only recommend mechanical mods to experience users who clearly understand the implications of Ohm’s laws of electricity. These device are not toys and beginners should avoid them at all costs. Especially hybrid mods, where the atomizer makes direct contact with the positive pole of the battery.
When it comes to batteries, we have two different types of mods: removable and built-in. Mods with removable batteries ensure more flexibility while device with a built-in cell are easier to use.
Built in batteries don’t require any type of maintenance. You just plug the cable and recharge until it’s full. These devices are great for beginners and intermediate vapers. On the downside, you will not be able to vape once the battery has been depleted. Another con is the limited number of recharge cycles any cell is physically capable of undergoing.
Mods with removable batteries have their perks. You can always swap the cell with a freshly charged on an continue vaping the whole day. And since you can always replace batteries, the mod with have a much longer life span. You are no longer limited to the usual 300 cycles before having to buy another product. On the downside, you will spend extra money on batteries and chargers. Also you will have to be careful when carrying these cells in your pocket as they can be a real fire and explosion hazard.
Choosing the right Vape Mod for you
Mods for beginners
Low output regulated box mods are great for beginners. If they come as a starter kit then they are even better. When experimenting, 50W is more than enough. With this power output you can enjoy both mouth to lung or direct lung styles of vaping. These devices usually come with an internal battery of with a removable 18650 cell. They are easy to use, intuitive and most of the times even have temperature control.
High power mods are usually big and bulky. They are hard to carry around and they usually require two batteries and desktop chargers. The menus can a bit complicated, with hard-to-understand features and less intuitive interfaces.
Mods for intermediate vapers
When it comes to intermediate vapers, anything goes. It all depends on budget and the types of features needed. We recommend mid range box mods that may or may not come as starter kits. Chances are you already have at least one or two tanks or atomizers from the previous vape.
Wattage around 80 - 100W is more than reasonable and it’s the perfect output to experiment with different sub ohm atomizers. It’s also great for trying coil builds on an RDA or RTA. These mods usually come with two 18650 batteries or a bigger built-in cell. Temperature control is a must in this case.
Mods for advanced vapers and power users
Most advanced vapers already know what to look for in a mod. These guys are usually more into the high end stuff and genuine mechanical mods. Many of today’s top of the line devices have a power output close to 200W. These are great for drippers or top-range sub ohm tanks.
Advanced mods have all the features and usually allow for future firmware upgrades. Everything from temperature control, TCR, power curves and temperature curves. Balanced fast charging, in depth menus and beautiful colored displays.