Top 10 Best Vape Mod 2017

NamePower  
VaporCombo Alien Kit220W Check Price
KangerTech Platinum 160W160W Check Price
IMECIG Q5E80W Check Price
Innokin Silver Cool Fire40W Check Price
SMOK Black Micro One80W Check Price
Here’s a question for you: exactly when did smoking become anti-social? Of course, we know about the dangers that prolonged smoking can bring – not to mention passive smoking – but if you watch a 1950’s, 60’s or 70’s film, you’ll often see the main star with a cigarette, happily smoking away. Indeed, smoking was promoted not so long ago as a trendy – even sexy – activity, one that you should be indulging in if you already didn’t! Tobacco companies were once the primary sponsors of a wide range of sports, for example, but all that went by the wayside when smoking in public buildings was banned.

We’re not promoting smoking here – far from it, for it is clearly detrimental to health and cost the NHS a fortune – but it’s interesting to not how trends change. There was a time when you walked into your local pub and entered a room full of swirling smoke, and simply accepted it; now, the situation is very different, and much more pleasant for all involved. People smoke in designated areas, and many have taken the initiative to use the recent ban to change their ways and take up the much healthier alternative: vaping. That’s what we’re talking about in this review, because vaping is big business, and there are lots of kits and accessories on the market.

So, before we go on to review the top 10 vape mods available, let’s talk a little more about what they do, and what you need to know.

How It Works

Tobacco has been popular for centuries, either to smoke or even to chew. Many millions of people enjoy the relaxing benefits of tobacco every day, but in the latter part of the 20th century, research proved that smoking could be directly linked to an increased chance of suffering from cancer, as well as other diseases. This led to widespread condemnation of smoking, and in particular the fact that non-smokers could be potentially harmed by smoke from other’s cigarettes eventually led to the banning of smoking in public building – as well as in the workplace and other places – in the UK, as well as in many other countries.

While the traditional tobacco industry clearly suffered from the ban, a new industry sprung up in its wake: welcome to your life the e-Cigarette! These clever devices offer a way of getting the hit without the harm. The difference is that they produce a vapour – rather than smoke – and are generally nicotine-free (although there are some with nicotine included, and it’s important to know that it’s the tar and other toxins in tobacco smoke, not the nicotine, that is harmful to health) and are safe for all around. If you smoke, and you are looking at moving to vaping, you’re in the right place, so let’s have a look at the top 10 vaping mods on the market right now, and get you moving in the right direction!

The Top 10

1: VaporCombo Alien Kit

This is a good one to start with, as it combines practicality with style, and is an example of how the vaping industry is trying to attract customers. Think back to the old days of cigarette advertising: you had the macho cowboy of Marlboro, for example, a draw for the men who wanted to feel the part when smoking their chosen brand; or the cool and stylish image of Strand – ‘You’re never alone with…’ – and the trendy, young and sporting image of JPS or Embassy. This was the world of advertising back then, dominated largely by tobacco brands, but now it’s all gone.

The vaping world hasn’t yet got to grips with advertising – there are still restrictions in place – but this one, branded as Alien, is a clever attempt. It’s stylish, it’s nicotine-free, and it offers you the opportunity to look cool while vaping. It has full temperature regulation, and up to 220W of output power, and delivers a smooth result all the time. It is, in short, a typical vaping mod, but perhaps it is a touch expensive at a little less than £50? Nevertheless, you get the full kit, so it’s worth a look.

Pros
  • Neat design
  • Nicotine-free
Cons
  • More costly than some

 

2: KangerTech Platinum 160W

One of the most attractive elements of vaping is that you get to choose your e-liquid; this is the liquid that is heated in the chamber of the vaping set, and that produces the vapour that you ‘smoke’. The standard e-liquid is tobacco flavoured, for the replacement cigarette experience, but there are many others with different flavours that you can buy. Thus, you have more choice with vaping, and it’s safer and more socially acceptable. However, it’s worth noting that some places – including some of the bigger pub chains – don’t allow vaping on the premises, so check before you do!

KangerTech offers a full range of vaping mods, kits and accessories, and this one is a typical model from their collection. It has a wattage of up to 160W, so not as powerful as the above but still with enough for a good vape, and it is a very sleek, metal design that looks as good as it works. It’s nicotine-free, too, and is a very neat little package, so you will look the part when using this device. At less than £40 it’s also well-priced, so worth a look.

Pros
  • Neat Design
  • Sensible price
Cons
  • Not as powerful as some

3: IMECIG Q5E

Despite the basic concept being standard throughout, there are many differences between the various vape mods reviewed here. This one, for example, is a smaller and more portable device than those we have mentioned so far, and is designed to be easy to slip into a pocket or purse when not in use. It features a bright, clear digital screen displaying power and remaining charge – these devices use rechargeable batteries for power – and is a neat little vaping device that does the job it is designed for.

With only 80W of output power – that’s far less than the two above – it’s not the most powerful, but it comes with full temperature control. You can also vary the vapour output so you have the optimum output for your personal requirements. It’s easy to refill – you don’t need to disassemble it, just add the e-liquid when you need it – and it is a capable device in every way it is designed to be. It is, however, a little costly at more than £50, but that’s bang in the standard price bracket for one of these.

Pros
  • Handy
  • Small
  • Light
Cons
  • Lower power output
  • The price

4: Innokin Silver Cool Fire

The more we look at these vaping devices, the clearer it becomes that style is as important to the manufacturers as purpose. These are designed to be seen with – the intention is obviously to make vaping cool and acceptable – and this one, with its very attractive brushed metal finish, is a very neat design indeed. It’s sleek and simple, and very modern, and also small and compact. It has a wealth of handy features, including a puff counter so you know how much you’ve used it, and it feels good to handle.

The downside of this one is that it provides only 40W of power; that’s the lowest output so far. However, it is cleverly designed to be energy efficient, so none is wasted. It does have a long-life battery, so you can use it plenty before you need to charge, and at a little over 200g in weight it is barely noticeable when in your pocket. All in all, despite the low power, it’s a neat little device, and is sensibly priced at less than £30.

Pros
  • Small
  • Light
  • The price
Cons
  • Low power output

5: SMOK Black Micro One

This model is marketed as a starter kit, so you get everything you need to begin vaping for your money. It’s a neat and stylish design – the SMOK brand is one of the leading names in the vaping world – and is presented in a nice black package that looks the part. It is designed to be easy to fill, with the aperture for filling on the top of the device, and it is nice to hold and use. It feels like a quality item, and is well-made and very sturdy as a result. It has a powerful, long-life battery, too, so you don’t have to charge every other use.

This one has 80W power output, which seems to be the norm for vaping devices across the board, and comes with full temperature control. You can use it with any flavour of e-liquid, so you can choose your flavour as you wish and enjoy your vaping to the full. It provides a varied amount of vapour, so you can choose what you enjoy and it is small enough to tuck away in your pocket or purse when not in use. Overall, it’s a good starter kit, and will cost you a little less than £50.

Pros
  • Full kit
  • Known brand
Cons
  • Only 80w
  • Perhaps the price

6: Wismec RS200X

When we set out to complete this review, we didn’t expect the variation in design across the various models. Stand this one next to, for example, the one reviewed above, and you would think you were looking at two totally different devices! This is further confirmation that style is as important as function when it comes to vaping devices; it looks very space-age, is very neat and trendy, and features a large screen showing all the information you need to enjoy your vaping to the full.

This one comes with 200W of power, so is one of the more powerful models on offer here, and feels nice in the hand as well as providing variable output and offering full temperature control. It is compact enough to slip into a pocket or bag, and it is easy to fill and use. Once again, you can choose your vaping liquid from a full range of flavours, and you will find this one to be very handy and stylish. Furthermore, it’s good value, too, at less than £40, so us cheaper than some of those reviewed here. We think this one is well worth a second look, so add it to your shortlist.

Pros
  • Very stylish
  • 200W
Cons
  • None, we like it

 

7: Wismec RX200 TC

This one is the same as the above, except it’s white, so here’s what we have to say:

When we set out to complete this review, we didn’t expect the variation in design across the various models. Stand this one next to, for example, number 5, and you would think you were looking at two totally different devices! This is further confirmation that style is as important as function when it comes to vaping devices; it looks very space-age, is very neat and trendy, and features a large screen showing all the information you need to enjoy your vaping to the full.

This one comes with 200W of power, so is one of the more powerful models on offer here, and feels nice in the hand as well as providing variable output and offering full temperature control. It is compact enough to slip into a pocket or bag, and it is easy to fill and use. Once again, you can choose your vaping liquid from a full range of flavours, and you will find this one to be very handy and stylish. Furthermore, it’s good value, too, at less than £40, so us cheaper than some of those reviewed here. We think this one is well worth a second look, so add it to your shortlist.

Pros
  • 200W
  • Neat design
Cons
  • None

8: Joyetech Black Cuboid 150

At first glance, this model looks like it could be something as simple as a battery! The design could be called simple, yet stylish, and it is finished in matt black for maximum impact. It’s a small and very compact device that you could easily stash in a pocket without noticing, and is – as with most if not all of these – a nicotine-free device, so you have no addictive qualities. It feels good in the hand, too, and is nicely designed for ease of use, easy refills and with a long-life battery to cut down on charges.

This model has a power output of 150W, which is more than adequate, and has full variable temperature and vapour control. It works with all e-liquids so you can choose your flavour, and the screen read-out is very clear and tells you everything you could possibly need to know. This is a very clever model that sets out to provide a stylish vaping kit that is great to look at, easy to use and very practical, so you can rest assured it’s a sensible choice. At a little more than £30, it’s also one of the more affordable kits, so add it to your shortlist.

Pros
  • Neat design
  • Price
Cons
  • None

9: iMECIG 50W V2

This model comes in a very stylish presentation box, and is clearly intended to be a gift set. It would make a great gift for someone looking to give up smoking and take up vaping, and is one of the devices on this list that is designed more for purpose than style; it’s not as sleek and neat as some of the more cleverly designed models, but it does the job. However, it’s a small and very light model, so fits neatly both in a pocket or purse, and is designed to be used, so it feels good in the hand, too.

You get 50W of power – nowhere close to that offered by some of these – and full temperature and output control. Its nicotine-free, so if perfectly safe, and is the type of product that is well-made and sturdy, so is a long-life product that will serve you well. It’s fair to say that, as a product made for practicality rather than looks, this one stands on its own in this company, but at a little over £30 it’s good value, if still low power in comparison to some.

Pros
  • Practical
  • Small
  • The price
Cons
  • Only 50W

 

10: THORVAP 30W Vape Kit

This one, our final choice, is another full starter kit, and also comes in a neat presentation box so is perfect as a gift. It’s small, very light and easy to stash in a purse or pocket, and it’s easy to use with simple on and off controls and variable temperature and output switches. It feels neat and tidy in the hand – it’s designed to be comfortable to hold and use – and it has a long-life battery that promises as much as three days use before charging (depending, of course, on the frequency of vaping). It’s a nice product, and one that is very much in the style of the traditional device.

If there is a downside to this one, it’s that the maximum power output is a mere 30W; that’s by far the lowest of all of these, but if that’s adequate for you, that’s fair enough. It’s also affordable at a little more than £30, but we feel there are more interesting and impressive models for a little more outlay, so make sure you shop around.

Pros
  • The price
Cons
  • Low power

So, there you have it: ten vaping kits that will help you make the transition from unhealthy smoking to healthy vaping. Let’s recap some of the major points to consider when buying a vaping kit.

Important Features to Look For

There are distinct differences between many of the models reviewed here, so let’s have a look at some of the major points to look out for when buying a vaping mod.

Power output – the available power output of these devices ranges from a mere 30W to 250W, so clearly there is a lot to consider. The power output will impact on battery life, however, which leads us to…

Battery Life – these devices use rechargeable batteries, so you need to look for one with sensible life in order to get the best out of it. You don’t want to be recharging after every use, so check them out carefully.

Full Control – look for a model with temperature and vapour output control for the best results.

Price – the price range of these varies from around £30 to a little less than £60, so make sure you choose your model carefully.

These are not all of the features, but the ones we feel are the main considerations for getting the best out of your vaping. All that needs to be done now is to sum up, so let’s wrap it up!

Let’s Wrap It Up!

It is worth saying that, while vaping is clearly healthier than smoking tobacco, there are still some who consider it controversial. Some research has suggested that it may, in fact, be harmful in certain circumstances, yet it is clearly safer than traditional cigarettes.

The models reviewed here are all nicotine-free, so you don’t have the trouble of addiction. If you are choosing to vape as a way of giving up, this is a good way of getting started, without the need to stop enjoying your tobacco flavour. It’s difficult to choose one out of the ten to recommend as, essentially, they all do the same thing, but if we had to choose one, it would perhaps be number 6, the very stylish model from Wismec. With 200W of output power, a sensible price and great looks – plus a long-life battery and full controllability – it is the best value here, so make sure you consider it carefully before making a choice. Meanwhile, happy vaping, and be safe and healthy!