Ecigguide brings you our long anticipated best vape & box mods 2017 list. Our list is based on the highest rated and ranked box mods we recently tried and tested. Our last vape mods ratings are based on mods we reviewed in the last quarter of 2016 and first quarter of 2017. We will update this list whenever we receive newer, better vape devices. The recommendations we make are based on our own experience, basic ECG tests, user opinion and tests of fellow experienced vapers. We are a big fan of using some common sense when reviewing. Specially when it comes to devices with a price tag it does not deserve.
Vape pens and regular e-cigs are still great products to use. However, if you’re looking to take vaping a step further we recommend you to switch to a more powerful vaporizer, the box mod. Being able to change wattage, voltage and temperature makes vaping much more fun. Be aware that batteries and tanks are not included in some vaping mods. Make sure to read our reviews for tank recommendations.
Outstanding vape & box mods – Early 2017 Top list
|Best rated based on:||Brand||Model||Wattage||Price|
|Performance||Lost Vape||Therion DNA75||75w||129.95|
|Sub Ohm||Mig Vapor||Neo||100w||99.95|
|Cloud Chasing||SMY||SDNA200 TC||200w||149.95|
|Mini Mods||Wismec||Reuleaux RX75||75w||54.95|
|Best Price/Quality score||Tesla||Stealth||100w||39.95|
|For beginners||Vaporfi||VOX 60 TC||60w||127.49|
Lost Vape Therion DNA 75
No matter what tank you put on this device it will always look amazing. We rated the Lost Vape Therion as the number #1 vape mod because the precise manufacturing and flawless design.
This vape is powered by a DNA75 board and a high quality chip set. The software is fast and responsive and has multiple temperature control options. We suggest using two identical high performance high drain cells for the best performance.
Pro’s: Battery life is great, responsiveness of the software, any 22-25mm atomizer fits.
Cons: Ease of use, price
Verdict: The Therion by Lost vape deserved the number one spot in many ways. Once we experienced its software responsiveness and battery life it was not hard to determine that we were dealing with one of the highest rated vapes. Read the full Therion DNA 75 review here
SX Mini Q Class
SX Mini Q Class is extremely precise in terms of performance. It feels more powerful than it actually is. This vape has the same snappy feeling as the Therion when browsing the menu options. When paired with a good RDA or RTA the temperature control mode operates free of glitches or hick ups. A quick tip; Add a presets for SS316L in the TCR mode and skip the default SS304.
Pro’s: Battery life, great chip set, very powerful
Cons: Price, the overhang with 24-25mm tanks
Verdict: The reason the SX Mini does not deserve the highest spot is its price. Personally I like the Read the full SX Mini Q Class 200w review here
Smok H-Priv kit
Some vapers call it the improved X-cube. We called it the younger slimmer and sexier sister of the SMOK X-cube. This is definitely the highest rated vape mod kit in our late 2016 toplist. The SMOK H-Priv has a spring loaded 510 connector. The latest model features an OLED display and a minimal amount of adjustment buttons. The metallic finish feels classy than give this vaping mod a high quality feel.
Pro’s: Price, design, ease of use
Cons: Bottom charging port, switching modes is confusing in the beginning
Verdict: If you liked the X-cube you will love the SMOK H Priv. It’s noticeable that SMOK listens to its customers. The smaller size makes it so much easier to handle. For more please Read the full SMOK H Priv review here
Pioneer4you IPV5 200W TC
Pioneer4You IPV5 200W TC belongs in this list because of the shear power you get at an affordable price. The IPV5 is powered by the YiHi SX 330-200 chip. This year the chip is built to operate with Pioneer4You’s SX pure coil-less technology.
Pro’s: One of the most affordable 200w box mods
Cons: No cons, except the fact (which we need to mention) that: Some models had problems got stuck at 75W. They will replace the device if this is the case.
Verdict: 200 watts at that price? That’s almost impossible. It seems the brand is doing their utmost to enter the Vape market with a highly competitive boxmod. Read the Pioneer4You 200w review here
VOX 60 TC by VaporFi
By far the most sturdy device we have tested so far we rated the Vox 60 as best mod for beginners. The VOX 60watt is a temperature controlled mod that feels and looks like something that produces massive clouds. With the right tank this is exactly what this box mod does. We paired the VOX 60tc with a V-six tank and we absolutely loved it.
Pro’s: Feels heavy and rugged, high manufacturing quality, great kit price
Cons: We would like the device to be just 15 watts more. This increases the range quite a bit.
Verdict: Great first device for beginners. The Vox has the best reach in terms of vaping needs. We suspect a beginner to have this mod for a long time. We recommend taking the kit since the Vsix tank is one of the best atomizer options. Read the full Vaporfi 60TC Vox review here
The Sigelei 213 is one of the hardest hitting devices on this list. If cloud chasing is your goal this mod is definitely what you need. When tested we did not go over 120W we did not have a right build at that time. We think this device is great to use despite the fact that the menu takes getting used to.
Pro’s: Placement of buttons, astonishing power.
Cons: You need the manual when going to the Sigelei’s menu for the first time
Verdict: We recommend this mod to Cloud chasers or anyone that’s looking for a high powered hit. This boxmod will meet your expectations. We still need to test the machine at full power that’s why we gave it this temporary position in our best vape mods list. Read the Full review of the Sigelei 213w here.
KangerTech Kbox 160 TC
We had fun reviewing the Kanger KBox 160. We somehow all have the same taste when it comes to vape design and … brushed steel! After very quick shipping, it took me almost 3 weeks to get my hands on the Kbox. The good part is that the vape had no signs of wear after being “kidnapped” by 2 other colleagues.
Pro’s: Simple menu and buttons
Cons: The device is slim when fitting tanks bigger than 24mm you will get some overhang
Verdict: Combining features like a slim design, brushed steel and the rounded corners make absolutely fabulous to look at. Kangertech managed to create a beautiful vapemod with a enormous range. At 40watts the batteries will last you more than a day. Read the full KangerTech Kbox 160 review here.
KangerTech’s Cupti is our favorite all in one system. Ideal for the vaper that wants to start experimenting with coils. We liked the Cupti over its direct competitors. The price and battery life were the deciding factors. At 60W a 3000mAh battery and a 0.5 Ohm coil we managed to vape for more that 1 day.
Pro’s: A reasonable priced All in one starter kit, ideal when wanting to step up your “vape game”
Cons: The RBA is not included, no auto-lock
Verdict: When new to cloud chasing mouth to lung vaping or making your own wicks and coils this is the vaping device to start with. Please go here for the full review about the KangerTech Cupti.
Wismec Reuleaux rx75
The Wismec RX75W might look like an average box mod in fact it’s way more than that. The Jay Bo designed mod has a sleek design and a great functioning integrated fire button. Its the best small vape device for producing flavorsome clouds. Apart from thoughtful design we found the RX75 to be the most user friendly vape mod in this list. Like many other Wismec’s, it’s impossible to accidentally hit the fire button when inside your pocket or bag.
Pro’s: Awesome ergonomics, thoughtful design, great power reach
Cons: Battery life due to having only one 18650 battery
Verdict: If you’re not a heavy vaper or high wattage fanatic, the Wismec RX75w might be the device you’re looking for. Powered by one 18650 battery, the RX75 is lightest and safest mod to carry around inside your pocket. Want to find out more? Read the full Wismec RX75 review here
Tesla Invader 3
When paired with a rebuild able dripping atomizer or a high power tank the Tesla Invader 3 is able to produce the most damp clouds you’ve ever seen. The 240watt invader is rated among the best could chasing vape mods in 2016. For those ready to step it up a notch this is the box mod to choose. Use it with a RTA for now and have some spare power when deciding to switch to a drip atomizer or high power tank.
Pro’s: Ease of use, only top quality materials used
Cons: The device is quite heavy
Verdict: If you’re looking for that on-demand power burst. This is the mod to go for. At a max of 240watts the Invader 3 is able to fog up the biggest rooms. Please make sure to check our Atomizer recommendations and our take on the Tesla invader
Best Cloud Chasers
SMY SDNA 200w TC
SMY is really setting the pace with the temperature controlled SDNA 200. This new DNA 200 chip is very accurate and more reliable than the 40W version. It packs loads of punch and is able to reach a maximum of 200W. We advise you to pair it with an equally powerful tank or atomizer. When done correctly this is a vape mod with the ability to compete in cloud chasing competitions.
Pro’s: Best chip set we reviewed so far, power and responsiveness
Cons: It’s not the cheapest mod around.
Verdict: We recommend the SMY SDNA200 to experienced vapers. With a broad power reach most intermediate level vapers find this to be a suitable device as well. If you can afford it. The SDNA is totally worth it. Check our our specific atomizer recommendations and full SMY SDNA200 review here
Best Sub Ohm
Mig vapor Neo
The Mig Vapor Neo with its rubberized paints looks like it belongs to the “sports class” of box mods. We rated this vape as the best mod for intermediate level vapers. There is no need to adjust the wattage or voltage, the Neo automatically adjusts output depending on the coil you’re using. This gives you more time to focus on your vaping experience.
Pro’s: The 4500mAh battery is perfect to vape all day without worrying about charging
Cons: If you like to be more in control of your vape settings, this is not the device for you
Verdict: We really liked the Neo it’s a responsive device. We did not mind being blind to vaping settings for a couple of days. As stated before the Neo takes the worries of figuring out the perfect settings away. We recommend you to read our take on the Mig Vapor NEO here
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
Best price/quality score
Tesla Stealth 100W
Tesla is one of the vape gear manufacturers that constantly innovate their flagship vape devices. The small sized Tesla Stealth 100w is one of them. The vape tank is “submerged” into the body which makes it easier to carry around. We rated the bigger brother of the 60watt as one of the most useful small sized vape mods. The stealth seems like its made to live inside your pockets.
Pro’s: Small and powerful, great tank included.
Cons: No device lock, changing the per-built coils can be hassle
Verdict: Depending on the resistance used the Tesla Stealth can give up to 100watts power. We never reached it when we were testing. Do you travel a lot? No room to store a vape other than your pockets? Than this is de mini box mod you’re looking for. Want to find out more about the Tesla Stealth 100w? Read the full review here
Leading Vape Mods January – April 2017
- Lost Vape Therion 75w – Performance winner
- SX Mini Q class – High End
- VaporFi Vox 60 TC – Beginners
- SMY SDNA200TC – Cloud Chasing
- MIG Vapor NEO – Sub Ohm
- Tesla Stealth 100 – Best price/quality
- Sigelei 213w – Best high wattage mod
- Wismec Reuleaux RX75 – Most compact
- KangerTech Drip Box – Best Dripper/Squonker
- Pioneed4You IPV5 – Most affordable
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.