Published on July 12th, 2019 | by Theo0
Top 5 Starter Vape Kits
If you’re starting out in the world of vaping or are looking to help someone else make the switch, choosing a kit can be tricky. There are so many new devices reaching the market it’s difficult to know whether they’re worth purchasing or if you should stick with something tried and tested that’s been around a while. We’ve picked five kits we rate. A few are new and some have been around a while – we’ll break everything down according to preferences and who we think they’re best for to make it even easier for you to decide.
The Closed Pod System: Aspire Gusto
For new vapers who used to have a pack a day smoking habit or more, the Aspire Gusto is an excellent choice. One of the older kits on the list, it’s still a firm favourite for a reason. It’s incredibly low maintenance, easy to set up, comes with a wide variety of flavours in a nic salt solution. This one provides a quick nicotine hit when you need it most and the 900mAh battery gives an impressive amount of vaping time. It’s a small enough kit to fit in your pocket, taking up no more room than a 20 deck of cigarettes would.
To use it, remove the plugs that separate the e-liquid and coil, leave the coil to saturate for 10 minutes then click the new pod into your Gusto battery. A single button is all you need to switch it on and off and to activate the battery. When a pod runs out, you just replace it with a new one. When you’re new to vaping you’re best off with the easiest option possible and the Gusto is just that.
The Pen Vape Starter Kit: Geek Vape Flint Kit
With pen vapes having been the original e-cigarette design, they’ve stayed an incredibly popular option amongst vapers. Geek Vape are a slightly lesser known brand than Aspire, typically focussing more on the intermediate and advanced users but the Flint kit is certainly worth consideration.
With two coil options (a 1.2ohm and 1.6ohm) it’s compatible with both nic salts and high PG liquids so will work for those who need a stronger nicotine level or want a bigger throat hit. The battery life is also impressive – packing 1000mAh into a relatively compact frame. It also has variable voltage settings to suit how much vapour and heat you want as well as adjustable airflow. It’s a great option for those who like to be able to customise their tech with the obvious added benefit of giving you an alternative to smoking. On top of all of that, it comes in a range of colours for those of you who want their e-cig to look the part too.
The Variable Wattage Pod Kit: Aspire K1 Stealth Pod Kit
If the benefits of a separate tank and mod are appealing but you’re still interested in a pod kit, the Aspire K1 Stealth kit will tick a lot of boxes. The tank slips into the battery with a magnet in the same way a pod does. The benefit of this is you only need to replace a coil rather than a whole pod – making it more affordable and less wasteful in the long term. You can adjust the airflow on the tank too, making it more or less restricted to inhale from.
Like our other options on the list, it has plenty of battery with 1000mAh of power in it and you can change the wattage according to which coil you want to use. There’s a simple LED indicator on the side to show you which level of wattage you’re using (either 8, 10 or 12 watts) and to change it, you only need to press the mode button. It’s a great option for nic salt users as the coils are both higher resistance – only is 1.8ohms and the other 1.6ohms.
The High End Pod Kit: Lost Vape Orion Q Pod Kit
If you’re inclined towards something higher end that’s still simple to set up, use and maintain, we’d recommend the Orion Q kit from Lost Vape. This one has just one pod type with a 1.0ohm coil resistance and the kanthal core makes for great flavour from either high PG liquids or nic salts. It can fire at up to 17 watts and there’s no need to change settings, just long press the firing button and inhale to vape.
It’ll work for both mouth to lung vapers and those who want a restricted direct to lung vape. The pods have adjustable airflow up top so you can control how loose or tight it is meaning it’ll adapt to your e-liquid choice and vaping style as it changes over time. It has a high battery capacity in a small package, with a 950mAh internal battery to keep you going for a long time so you won’t run out of power when you need it most.
The Step Before DTL Vaping: SMOK Trinity Alpha Pod Kit
For vapers who want something adaptable or are looking for an inbetween kit that’s a level down from a direct to lung, Sub Ohm e-cig, the Trinity Alpha could be the one. It’s a similar design to the Orion Q but has more functionality for those of you who like to tinker with settings. You can vape in three power settings, allowing for more control over how much vapour and heat you like. While it’s a pod kit, the pods have replaceable coils which you pull out and throw away before clicking a new one into place.
Powered by a 1000mAh battery just like many of the others on this list, the Trinity has the highest wattage output and can vape at up to 30 watts. Your coil choices lend themselves to a loose mouth to lung vape, up to a restricted direct to lung inhale – in the kit you get a 0.6ohm Mesh coil and a 0.8ohm Mesh coil.
Regardless of you preferences, style of vaping, budget or nicotine strength, we think there’s a kit on the list you’ll be able to enjoy using if you’re looking for a starter kit (or just a spare e-cig).