Top 10 Best Compact Vape Kits To Buy 2020

Uwell Caliburn Pod Vape Kit

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QYS Vape Starter Kit

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Smoking Vapor MI Pod Vape Kit

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Our guide to the best compact vape kits to buy in 2020 brings you what we and our customers consider to be the best portable kits on the market. Whether you’re a beginner to vaping or an experienced head, these kits are suited to all skill levels no matter where you’re at in your vaping journey. These kits are also designed for those in search of a stealthy, discreet vape which is pocket-friendly yet doesn’t compromise performance.

Why a top ten list you ask? At the end of the day, we realise the vaping market can be a little saturated and overwhelming at times, so we thought we’d streamline the process for those where time is a commodity. As we sell so many kits we know exactly which ones prove to be the most popular, but this list isn’t just dictated by how much a particular product sells.

We’ve spoken to our loyal customers and listened to what they’ve had to say. As well as these, we also took advice from our team of vaping experts here at Vape Club who know pretty much all there is to know on all aspects of vaping. So you can be safe in the knowledge you’re getting quality advice off of genuine people.

Of course these are merely recommendations and you may find nothing really fits your bill on the list. If this is the case, take a look at our extensive collection of compact vape kits where we’re sure you’ll find something that tickles your fancy.

For now though, here’s our rundown of the top 10 best compact vape kits of 2020:

#1 Uwell Caliburn Pod Vape Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavour: 5/5
Smoothness: 5/5
Cost-Effectiveness: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ Long-Lasting Battery
+ Solid Range Of Compatible Coils
+ Consistent Inhale
- Pods Can Be Fiddly To Change Over

If we’re being brutally honest, we can’t remember a kit garnering so many amazing reviews and recommendations for a long, long time like the Caliburn. This pod kit, from the esteemed hardware manufacturers Uwell, just gets everything quite right; its sleekness, it’s pocket-friendly pen-style design, its incredible performance, its long-lasting battery. The Caliburn’s draw has become a mythical entity of its own, striking the perfect balance between a loose inhale and a tight, MTL (Mouth To Lung) draw with rich flavour consistently delivered.

We’ve heard directly from many switchers from smoking who have next to no knowledge of vaping that this was the perfect kit in every way, whilst advanced users love the Caliburn so much they have abandoned their more high-tech pieces of sub ohm equipment in favour of it.

Uwell have even released the Koko Caliburn pod kit off the back of the original’s success. It boasts  all of the same features, but is more suited to those who prefer a different form factor as opposed to a pen-style device.

The top spot of this list is well deserved by the Calburn, flying the flag for consistent performance, affordability, compactness and ease of use. Admittedly, the pod cap can be a bit of a nuisance to remove when refilling or changing the pod but apart from that virtually everything is engineered to perfection.

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#2 QYS Vape Starter Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavour: 5/5
Smoothness: 5/5
Cost-Effectiveness: 4/5
Value For Money: 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ MTL & DTL Universal Pods
+ Long-Lasting Battery & Pods
+ Unique Form Factor
- Push To Fill Valve Can Be Abit Stiff From Time To Time

Invented to bridge the gap between Mouth To Lung (MTL) and Direct To Lung (DTL) vaping, the QYS has admittedly revolutionised the pod kit market. By simply rotating the way the pod is inserted into the device, users can effortlessly switch between a loose breezy inhale or a tighter, more restricted draw. This has proved incredibly popular with all vapers as it effectively limits your vaping journey to one device throughout, saving on materials and money in the long run.

What’s more each QYS pod is designed to last the entirety of a 10ml bottle of e-liquid, and with 2A fast charging capabilities, you can go a long time without refilling or recharging the device for incredibly low maintenance. A practical inhale activation adheres to this simplicity of use, eliminating any use of buttons or menu systems for a completely stripped back performance.

Expected to be a huge hit amongst vapers of all skill sets, the QYS is compact, customisable and delivers high performance. What isn’t there to like?

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#3 Smoking Vapor Mi Pod Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavour: 4/5
Smoothness: 5/5
Cost-Effectiveness: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ Miniature, Pocket-Friendly Design
+ Different Compatible Pods
+ OAS System
- Only MTL Pod Options Available

The vaping industry is inundated with refillable pod devices, but every now and again one just stands out from the crowd. This is exactly what the Mi Pod kit does, providing a rich source of flavour dual to the dual airflow feature coupled with a long-lasting 950mAh built-in battery. You really won’t be able to find a battery this large in such a tiny kit anywhere else.

On the subject of size, the Mi-Pod is essentially one of the smallest devices on the market, able to fit in virtually all pockets with a minute height of under 6cm. Its performance is unparalleled with many users reporting no problems whatsoever with leaking or dry hits, a common problem for many pod kits. This can be attributed to the unique OAS (Oil and Air Separation) System which has proved highly successful for Smoking Vapor.

As well as the standard 1.2 Ohm refillable pods, which employs organic Japanese cotton wick, users also have the option to utilise the refillable 1.5 Ohm Wi Pods which are designed specifically for thick oil distillates such as CBD e-liquids.

Overall, a cracking kit with versatility and style delivered sufficiently.

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#4 Smok Novo 2 Pod Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavour: 4/5
Smoothness: 4/5
Cost-Effectiveness: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ Sleek, Ergonomic Design
+ Different Coil Option Pods
+ Resilient Zinc Alloy Construction
- Fixed Airflow

Smok have forever been known as one of the finest purveyors of vape hardware, whether that be starter kits or the most technically advanced sub ohm devices. The Novo 2 remains one of their most successful releases however, combining an ergonomic Zinc Alloy design with a simple yet highly effective mode of operation. The innovative Novo and Novo 2 refillable pods come in a range of variants including mesh and quartz options from 0.8 Ohm up to 1.5 Ohm resistance. The fixed dual airflow, whilst consistently flavourful, limits customisation somewhat but overall the Novo 2 is dependable, efficient and can be easily transported for a reliable pod kit.

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#5 Aspire Gusto Mini Vape Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavour: 5/5
Smoothness: 4/5
Cost-Effectiveness: 4/5
Value For Money: 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ Compact Construction
+ Extensive Range Of Flavours Available
+ Long-Lasting Rechargeable Battery
- Pre-Filled Pods Not Eco-Friendly

One of the only prefilled pod kits on the list, which admittedly can be rather restrictive, but with the amount of Gusto pod choices available it’s safe to say users aren’t limited. Although it’s been around for a few years now, the Gusto still holds legendary status due to its compact design, durable battery life and firm focus on maximum flavour extraction. Simple to use and maintain, it’s a firm favourite amongst new and experienced vapers and we predict it to feature on many more top 10 lists for years to come.

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#6 Aspire PockeX AIO Starter Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavour: 4/5
Smoothness: 4/5
Cost-Effectiveness: 4/5
Value For Money: 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ Pen-Style, Discreet Design
+ Multiple Coil Compatibility
+ Single Button Operation
- Due To Threaded Top Cap, Can Leak If Not Securely Tight

Again, in similar fashion to the Gusto, this Aspire pod kit has firmly stood the test of time and still remains as popular today as it ever has been. An AIO kit with a low maintenance of simply refilling with e-liquid and changing the coils when needed, the PockeX is sleek yet refined and has remained many vapers favourite portable kit down the years. A high capacity 1500mAh battery provides a solid output which can last a whole day of vaping, whilst the vast choice of Pockex coils, as well as the compatible Nautilus X coil range, provides ample customisability. A straightforward threaded top cap refill and single button operation exudes user-friendliness, for a proven winner of a vape kit.

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#7 Smok Fetch Pro 80W Pod Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavour: 4/5
Smoothness: 5/5
Cost-Effectiveness: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Adjustable Wattage Up To 80W
+ Multiple Pod & Coil Compatibility
+ 0.96 Inch TFT Display Screen
- Requires An External 18650 Battery

You know what you’re getting when you buy a Smok kit, expert machining with an innovative operation, and the Fetch Pro is no different. A Variable Wattage, which can reach a maximum 80W output, would suggest it’s not ideal for beginners, however its simple operation and sleek navigation is easy to get to grips with (providing you have some prior knowledge of sub ohm vaping).

A sleek TFT colour screen shows the user exactly what they’re doing with the kit, navigated by a large firing button and two additional operational buttons. What’s come to be expected of Smok, the Fetch Pro 2ml pods are available in two variants which employ their proprietary coil series (RGC and RPM), with both providing a simple refill as well as an adjustable airflow ring. This makes it easy for users to pinpoint their precise vaping style whether that be MTL or sub ohm vaping.

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#8 Uwell Crown Pod Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavour: 4/5
Smoothness: 4/5
Cost-Effectiveness: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Ergonomic, Lightweight Design
+ Large Capacity & Long-Lasting Battery
+ Inhale & Button Activated
- Limited Pod Options

The Crown pod kit does the simple but does it extremely well and efficiently. Powered by a large 1250mAh built-in battery, users will get a fair amount of usage between charges, whilst the inclusion of both an inhale and button activation gives choice over firing modes. You can also quite easily refill the 2ml Crown pod when still inserted into the device by simply removing the mouthpiece. The pods are available as either 1.0 Ohm MTL variant or a 0.6 Ohm alternative which delivers a restricted DTL inhale. Long-lasting, durable and discreet, the Crown is a royal choice of a vape kit.

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#9 Innokin Podin Pod Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavour: 4/5
Smoothness: 4/5
Cost-Effectiveness: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Slim, Box Like Design
+ Adjustable Airflow Feature
+ Interchangeable Coils
- No Sub Ohm/DTL Coil Option

The Podin certainly stands out from the crowd with its iconic, marble pattern aesthetic and can be activated through both button and inhalation, in similar fashion to the Crown pod kit above. One of the Podin’s redeeming features however is the employment of interchangeable coils, for an eco-friendly and cost-effective solution to pod vaping. The adjustable airflow feature on the side of the Podin pods provides a nice touch of versatility for the user, for a low maintenance yet high performance device.

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#10 Dinner Lady Disposable Pod Device

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Flavour: 4/5
Smoothness: 3/5
Cost-Effectiveness: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Slimline Profile
+ No Maintenance Required
+ Three Layered Flavour Options
- Not Environmentally-Friendly Due To Disposability

We’ve seen many well respected e-liquid brands delve into the hardware market unsuccessfully, however this definitely isn’t the case with the Dinner Lady Disposable Pod Device. Available in three layered flavours, including the bestselling Lemon Tart, these 1.2ml pre-filled  20mg salt nicotine devices feature no maintenance whatsoever; when the device has run out of e-liquid, simply dispose of it for a completely stripped back method of vaping.
Dinner Lady even state on their packaging the device is the equivalent of 20 cigarettes but we actually think it’s more and it’s cheaper!

A slimline profile provides extreme discreetness, coupled with a subtle MTL vape provided courtesy of the 2.0 Ohm built-in coil which employs organic cotton wick for rich flavour.

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There you have it, the top 10 best compact vape kits as chosen by our incredible customer base and team of vaping experts here at Vape Club. We hope this has helped, as we mentioned these are only recommendations so why not take a look at our wide range of compact vape kits.

Alternatively, for a more comprehensive breakdown of vaping as a whole, you may be interested in our beginner’s guide to vaping, explaining all there is to the world of e-cigarettes.

For any questions regarding compact kits, or any other enquiries concerning vaping in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

 

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