There are many different types of kits you can get, from squonk kits to vape pens to pod kits. Today, I will explain what pod systems are, how they work and the pros and cons of them.
What's the best vape Pod kit for 2020?
2020 is here already and we're looking at what vape pods are available to purchase this new year. When searching for the best vaping kits, we take into consideration numerous features including; price, battery life, wattage, reliability and many more points. We stock a number of top brand pods from the likes of Smok, Aspire, Innokin, Voopoo and many more. So to save you time searching for the best pods, we've made a short list of our recommended devices so far.
Geek Vape Aegis Boost Pod
Brought to you by Geek Vape, the Aegis Boost is a smaller version of the well known Aegis X or Aegis Legend. Well rounded and durable for ease of use, and portable. Available in Almighty Blue, Aura Glow, Gunmetal, Space Black and Devil Red.
Powered by an internal 1500mAh battery with a maximum 40W output with a 2ml pod capacity. New pods/coils are available at a small cost too. This is a nifty vape for anyone!
Voopoo Vinci X Pod Kit
The Vinci X is powered by a single 18650 battery with a maximum 70W output, available in 7 colors including Carbon Fibre, Ink, Scarlet, Dazzling Green, Teal Blue, Space Grey and Aurora. Replacement pods are available at a small cost.
Overall the device allows you to vape all day with external batteries, just buy an external battery charger to expand your battery life. Variable wattage will allow a flexible vaping experience.
Vaporesso Degree Pod Kit
Vaporesso brings you the Degree Pod Kit, a sleek and stylish variable wattage kit with some great features including dry-hit protection, premium design, 2ml TPD compliant pod, drip tip, internal 950mAh battery and adjustable air flow.
Vaporesso continue to bring out a selection of kits including Swag II, Drizzle, Gen 220W, Zero, Transformer and more. It's a quality brand which brings a cheerful pod kit to the market available at a small cost.
Orion X Plus Pod Kit
The Orion X Plus brings you a reliable kit in a range of stylish designs, available with a maximum 40 watt and an internal 950 mAh battery. The latest Evolv DNA Go Board delivers a seamless vaping experience with a classic stainless steel finish to complete it.
If you're looking for design inspiration, Lost Vape do a good job, and I'd personally go for the Purple Ocean Scallop.
Smok RPM 40 Pod Kit
8 exciting colors for this sleek Smok Pod including Prism Gold, which brings a reliable vape pod to your hands in style. With a variable wattage and max 40W, powered by an internal 1500mAh battery, the IR-Q chip set makes sure it's working with a quick firing speed. Fill up your juice in the refillable pod, with replaceable cartridges with a 4.3ml capacity.
Smok continue to release new innovations, and the RPM 40 kit is a must have for any new or advanced vaper looking for a sleek and discreet pod device.
What is a Pod System?
PODs or "ultra-portable systems" are pods filled with vape juice that snaps into the battery. They are available in pre-filled or refillable designs. Some have power buttons but some are automatic, so you just vape on it without needing to press anything. Most pods are designed for ex-smokers passing over into vaping.
What is the Difference Between Refillable and Prefilled Pod Systems?
Each pod comes under one of two categories, refillable and prefilled. These each have their own pros and cons.
Refillable Pod Systems use empty pods that are manually filled by the user with an e-liquid of their choice. The main advantage of this is it gives you more of a range of flavours.
Pre-Filled pod systems are non-refillable pod kits that use cartridges prefilled with e-liquid. The main advantage is not having the worry of not choosing the right e-liquid and the convenience of not having to fill them yourself.
Advantages of Pod Systems
Pod Kits are some of the easiest vapes to use, with some only having 1 button and others having none at all. Pod systems are also capable of vaping thick high VG liquids with little sacrifice to the overall experience.
Pod kits are usually small, and therefore very portable. They can be carried in your pocket discreetly and can be held comfortably in the hand.
Stronger Nicotine Shot
Pod Systems can use a lot more nicotine than other kits due to their use of nicotine salts, allowing higher concentrations of nicotine without sacrificing smoothness or flavour. 24mg of nicotine can provide an unpleasant experience for a newbie. The same person can have 50mg in a nic salt and can be fine with it.
Since pod kits are pre-built and use disposable cartridges, there is no chance of getting a leaky tank so you can vape all day with no issues.
- Designed for vapors to quit smoking
- Tight draw (comparable to that of a cigarette)
- Minimal vapor production
Disadvantages of Pod Systems
Limited Flavour Capacity
One of the biggest benefits of vaping is the vast amount of flavours you can choose from, but with some pod systems, they are designed with cartridges so only specific flavours can be chosen. These flavours can still be great (like the wide selection of pods Kilo offers).
Smaller Liquid Capacity
Since the pod kits are small, they would carry less liquid. The smallest pod devices can contain less than 1ml, some larger pod systems can hold up to 2ml.
Lower Battery Life
A typical pod kit will usually last about 2 to 3 hours before needing to charge, while box mods usually last a lot longer.
- Limited vapor production
- Can be more expensive
How to use a Vape
- Fully charge the battery.
- For a refillable pod vape, fill it up with the e-liquid of your choice.
- Allow 5 to 10 minutes for the juice to settle so it can be fully absorbed into the wick.
- Insert the pod firmly into the device. If your pod vape has an on/off function, make sure it’s on.
- If your pod vape is draw activated, then go ahead and vape it like it was a regular cigarette. If it has a fire button, hold it while inhaling, but don’t press it before.
Now you should know everything you need to know about pod systems. Shop our range of pod kits here! And Happy Vaping!