When it comes to choosing the best vapes, the options are vast. Truthfully, vapor devices are entirely subjective. Therefore, what’s best for one person, is certainly not the best for all. For some, power and performance are all that matters. For others, sleek designs and portability are equally as important as performance.
Best Box Mod: #1 Rated
Box mod vapes are perfect for users who want the absolute most bang for their buck. Similarly, box mods are among the most economically efficient and highest performing vapes on the market. Importantly, a known drawback is the typically large physical size.
SMOK G-Priv 2 Luxe
One of the latest and the greatest designs from SMOK, the G-Priv 2 Luxe is the crème de la crème of box mod vapes. In short, with 230 watts of vaping power, a 2″ Vibrant Display and the TFV12 Prince Sub Ohm 8 mL Tank, this is top of the line vaping.
- Great Weight – Feels Sturdy & Well Made
- Convenient Large Side Fire Button
- Innovative OLED Touchscreen Display
- Mesh Coil Compatible
- So, purchasing batteries separately is not ideal.
Box Mods: Runners Up
In the past, box mods were the new thing. However, box mod vapes have gone main-stream. There are tons of available options when it comes to this class of vape. Below are a few more of our favorite options in this category.
What’s not to love about an Ironman looking beast of a vape? 230 temperature controlled watts, TFV12 Prince Sub-Ohm 8 mL Tank and it has Voice Commands.
Vaporesso Ranger X
One of the best selling Vaporesso vapes of all time, the Revenger X is no chump. Likewise, it’s sleek looks, 220 watts, OMNI Chip and Touch Display land it atop our list.
The Speeder isn’t flashy and it doesn’t feature touch technology. However, this humble little box mod is an excellent choice for those who simply love practicality.
Best POD Vape: #1 Rated
POD Vapes have taken the entire vapor scene by storm. Everything was trending in the direction of more settings and more options. Until suddenly, people realized that innovative, compact and high performing is king.
Compact, simple yet innovative, the JUUL is a brilliant vape. In short, there is no other vape on the market that matches JUUL’s performance and sleek size. It couldn’t be easier to operate. You’ll just need to budget for tons of pods.
- Unmatched Sleek Size
- Innovative Magnetic Pods & Charging
- Solid Battery Life
- Surprisingly Durable
- Pod Availability
- Convenient Pod Auto/Delivery Program
- Rapid Charging
- Cost of Replacement Pods.
- Relatively small amount of Pod flavors.
- So, pods are non-refillable.
POD Vapes: Runners Up
Honestly, JUUL dominates this vape category. Therefore, many try to duplicate the elegance and simplicity of the JUUL and few succeed. However, there are some contenders to the JUUL that we’ve found to be more cost effective.
BO’s fighting for contention in the POD vape sector and it’s doing fairly well. BO PODs hold nearly double the e liquid to that of JUUL’s and it’s similarly compact.
Vaporesso’s POD candidate, the Zero is a real contender in the category. Similarly, it’s 650 mAh battery brings more power, but also a larger overall size.
The universe wouldn’t be right if SMOK didn’t have a POD offering. Their NOVO is a solid contender, featuring it’s 450 mAh battery and typically huge color variety.
Best Disposable Vape: #1 Rated
Disposable Vapes are the gateway into the vaping world. Subsequently, a disposable vape is the first purchase a potential vapor will make. Importantly, the NJOY Daily is by far and away the leader in this category.
An actual hard hitting disposable vape, the NJOY Daily is the best in class. The latest Daily features nicotine salts which create an intense and satisfying throat hit. In short, if you’re ever in a bind (or new to vaping), the NJOY Daily is available nearly everywhere.
- Ultra Compact Design
- Innovative Design that Delivers Plenty of Power
- Amazing Tobacco and Menthol Flavor Options
- Available at a Convenience Store Near You
- Perfect Transition Vape from Tobacco Cigarettes
- So, it’s relatively expensive if relied upon for long periods of time.
Disposable Vapes: Runners Up
Disposable Vapes are the most simple vaping devices available. Due to that simplicity, there isn’t a lot of competition in the marketplace. However, the Fling series by White Cloud is a close contender to the NJOY Daily.
White Cloud Fling
One of the least known vape brands on earth, White Cloud’s Fling is a sleeper pick. An A+ for performance, the only downside to the Fling is it’s rather stout size compared to the Daily.
WTF is a MOJO you ask? Why it’s an exciting new vape brand out of Vegas, we reply. In conclusion, the MOJO Disposable is phenomenally innovative and looks sexy.
Naked 100 Disposable
Yes, we see the eyes rolling. ‘They’ are even making Naked 100 disposables. Have you seen some of the chintzy options out there? It’s a dying category, we do our best.
Best Pen Vape: #1 Rated
Pen Vapes are a solid intermediate type vaping option. They’re typically smaller than box mods but deliver more performance than disposables and or POD style vapes.
Eleaf iJust 3
One of Eleaf’s top selling vapes, the iJust 3 is the culmination of pen vape excellence. It’s short yet girthy design provides plenty of power but easily slips into your pocket. In short, powered by a built-in 3,000 mAh battery, this 80 watt vape and 6.5 mL beast of a tank is more than enough to keep you vaping happy.
- Relatively Compact Design
- Feels Well Made – Heavy Duty
- Comes With 2 Tank Sizes
- Plethora of Color Options
- Machined components could fit together better.
- So, replacement coils aren’t as widely available as we’d like.
Pen Vapes: Runners Up
The Pen Vape category has stagnated a bit. Most of the market is shifting to either pod or box mod types of vapes. With that being said, there are plenty of great options at relatively low prices available.
SMOK Resa Stick
Let’s be honest, the pen vape category is an even field. The SMOK Resa Stick features a giant 7.5 mL tank and 2,000 mAh battery that lend well to it’s flashy appearance.
Vaporfi VAIO Go
An oldy but goodie as they say, the VAIO Go has arguably done more than any device to turn people away from cigarettes than 90% of the market. Above all, it’s simplicity wins.
SMOK Stick Prince
When you spend $10 of your last $50 on lotto tickets but know you need an operable vape, the SMOK Stick Prince is waiting for you. It’s grandfathered into our top lists, deal with it.
Best Cigalike Vape: #1 Rated
Cigalike vapes are and have been on their way out of the marketplace for a few years now. Truthfully, their just not an efficient system compared to other options like pod vapes and box mods.
With so much better technology on the market, it’s hard to say why anyone would still want a ‘cigalike’. Nonetheless, if it’s a cigalike vape you desire, the G6 is your answer. In short, it’s simple and does the job. It’s even now available with nicotine salt cartridges.
- Traditional Tobacco Cigarette Look / Size
- Decent Battery Life (for a cigalike)
- Cartridges are relatively expensive over time.
- Not quick charging.
- Cartridges don’t last long.
- So, performance lacks overall.
Cigalike Vapes: Runners Up
If you’re one of the very few consumers who’s seeking a cigalike, despite the fact that better technology is available, below are a few good options.
We have no earthy idea why or how Vapor4life is keeping such a whopper of a price tag on the Zeus. Cigalikes are a dying breed & there isn’t much to choose from.
So, the Vaporfi Express is far from fancy or powerful. However, it’s always available and has a solid reputation for introducing vapor to smokers.
White Cloud ZFG
A bit of a frankenstein device, the ZFG is a piece-meal approach to developing a vape in this class. Nonetheless, it exists and it’s above average in power.
Best Mechanical Mod Vape: #1 Rated
Mechanical Mods are among some of the highest performing vapes you’ll find. They also happen to require the most tinkering and ‘know-how’ in order to routinely use/operate.
VGOD Pro Mech 2
A CNC machined copper chassis, Delrin comfort touch and consistent firing of the TriCon switch, the VGOD Pro Mech 2 is vapor nerdvana. In short, if you happen to be in the market for a tubular mechanical mod, this is one of the best vapes available.
- Perfectly Machined Fittings
- Comfortable and Luxurious Feeling Grip
- High Performance VGOD Elite RDA
- 3 Independent Pin (TriCon) Switch
- Awesome Digital Camouflage Designs
- Battery not included.
- So, it’s for sophisticated / advanced users only.
Mechanical Mods: Runners Up
You won’t find a huge supply of mechanical mods in the marketplace. This is mostly due to the fact that they’re difficult for ‘newbies/novices’ to operate and maintain. Another problem is the associated safety concerns relative to the actual design of most mechanical mods.
VGOD Elite Mech
It’s a bit sad to say, but even mechanical tube mods are becoming a bit relic like. They aren’t ‘user friendly’, but for vaping experts, everything from VGOD is poetry.
Retailers aren’t stocking mechanical tube mods and it’s lead to an onslaught of clones and fakes in the space. Therefore, we’d be very surprised if you can even find an original.
When you dumb down a mechanical tube mod vape and make it more user friendly, it becomes a box mod. May America make tube mech mods great again please.
Best Mini Mod Vape: #1 Rated
The mini mod category is one that we expect to hold it’s ground. Consumers love the performance they get with box mods. They usually just want a smaller version of it. Making the mini vape mod category one that continues to trend upwards.
Vaporesso Revenger Mini
Much like it’s big brother (the Revenger X), the Revenger Mini is shapely designed and delivers on all counts. In short, a built-in 2,500 mAh battery, 85 temperature controlled watts and a clever OMNI 2.2 chipset make this one of the best mini box vape mods available.
- Solid Design – Sturdy in Hand
- Mini, Small, Sleek, Compact – All Fitting
- Flawless Mini NRG SE 3.5 mL Tank
- Upgradeable Firmware
- Fantastic Adjustability & Pre-set Modes
- The light display is perhaps over marketed.
- So, not exactly intuitive settings.
Mini Mod Vapes: Runners Up
So, there are plenty of options to choose from in the mini mod vape category. For instance, SMOK, Vaporesso and Eleaf have traditionally dominated this market space.
Vaporesso Target Mini
A fun category, the Vaporesso Target Mini packs a built-in 1,400 mAh battery and 40 controllable watts. In short, the 2 mL tank is nearly the height of the trigger mod.
Vaporesso Tarot Mini
A little less fancy than it’s cousin, (the Revenger Series) the Tarot Mini is small and unsophisticated. Most importantly, it’s a fine option for most user searching for simple and powerful.
Eleaf iStick Pico
Eleaf’s iStick Pico is one of the oldest devices on our list. Eleaf was one of the first to offer a powerful option in a small package. One 18650 battery & 75 watts.
Best Squonk Mod Vape: #1 Rated
So, squonk mod vapes are indeed a bit of a fad. However, their edge is practicality. Subsequently, squonk mods are essentially box mods with enormous e liquid capacity. Therefore, for some consumers, squonks are a heaven send.
Driptech DS Squonk
Like all squonks, the Driptech DS features a beastly tank. At 8 mL, we’re talking roughly 7 days between refills. Additionally, the Driptech DS is available in both aluminum and Stainless Steel chassis. In conclusion, she requires two 18650 batteries and has a 510 thread.
- Solid & Ergonomic Desgin
- Easily Fits in Pocket
- So, the top fire button is exactly well fit or placed.
Squonk Mods: Runners Up
Surprisingly, there isn’t a ton of competition in the squonk vape space. With that being said, there are plenty of very solid options to choose from.
What the O-100 SnowWolf squonk misses in tech intuitiveness, it more than makes up for in shear looks. So, she houses a 7 mL tank and usually carries an RDA tank.
A squonker’s dream come true, the Sigelei Fuchai is adjustable up to 150 watts. In conclusion, it’s capacity is only 5 mL, but the Fuchai is loaded with settings & options.
SnowWolf is quickly making a name for itself, especially in the squonk category. To clarify, it’s not a crowded space, but the SnowWolf Chipset is a formidable device.
Important Factors in Choosing Your Vape
So, when trying to decide which vape is best for you, keep a few things in mind. Firstly, always remember that everyone’s preferences are different. Secondly, you’ll be presented with an absolute plethora of options to choose from.
Thirdly, our advice would be to simply buy something that you’ll love and that will last a long time.
While there are a huge number of factors that go into choosing the best vape, below you’ll find what we think are the most important:
This is probably one of the biggest hurdles to overcome. Moreover, it maybe a lesson that you have to learn through trial and error frankly. Subsequently, you have three options. Firstly, sacrifice size for performance, secondly, sacrifice performance for size or thirdly find a happy in-between. Importantly, you’ll often times be surprised at the type of performance a small pod vape can deliver.
Moreover, vapes are consistently evolving and will continue to be more innovative and intuitive. For example, cell phones started out as bulky and non-intuitive. In short, we now all walk around with tiny computers in our pockets. Subsequently, vapes will never need to be computers, however the push is going to be towards high performance, smaller size and economic efficiency.
Certainly, as of early 2020, JUUL leads the vape device pack. For instance, it’s compact, easy to use and delivers solid performance. However, it’s quite expensive to use routinely. In other words, JUUL pods are relatively expensive and the typical amount needed on a weekly basis is high. Therefore, if a cost effective vaping solution is what you’re looking for, consider a box mod.
Conclusion: Nearly Every Vapor Brand Offers a Top Tier Device
To sum up, our current favorite vape right now is simply the JUUL. Meanwhile, SMOK, Vaporesso, Wismec and Kangertech consistently produce top quality vapes in a number of different categories. Practically every day, advancements, enhancements and or improvements are made on vapor devices. Because the market continues to build, this trend will no doubt continue.
In addition, the vapor industry has reached a sort of minimum plateau in terms of best vapor devices. At the very worst, there are extremely efficient, powerful and sleek options available in nearly every single category.
Just like the cell phone and computer markets for example, vapes will only continue to get better. To date, JUUL is a prime example of sleek, intuitive and compact performance.
For instance, JUUL knocked product design out of the park and is unfortunately being stigmatized entirely for underage nicotine use. It’s a whole other story (of which we see both sides), but make no mistake, its success is due to innovative and thoughtful design.
There will always be a market for large mods, squonks and the like. However, the devices that gain the most traction will be those that deliver performance, intuitiveness and efficiency in a compact design.
For example, we can easily imagine a JUUL 2 or Startup X that is slightly larger than the original JUUL (more performance and battery life), and utilizes refillable pods (less expensive).
In conclusion, your best vape is out there and waiting for you. Above all, it’s simply up to you to decide what type of vapor you want to be and what level of customization your comfortable with.