What Are The Best Inhale Activated Vape Kits To Buy In 2021

Using an inhale activated vape kit feels much closer to smoking, as there are no buttons to press or menu systems to contend with. Instead, you just inhale on the mouthpiece like you would on the filter of a cigarette. This simple operation and stripped-back design have led inhale activated kits to become a very popular option. These vape kits are compact, easy to use, and widely available. With so many to choose from, you’re probably wondering which is the best vape kit for you. We’ve tested and reviewed the most popular products from this category and have created our top ten list to help make choosing simple.

We’ve judged our kits on what’s important to the average vaper. This includes price, to make sure you’re getting the most for your money, as well as battery life, to help you pick a kit that lasts longer. We’ve also rated these kits on how simple they are, so you’ll have a choice between basic kits and ones with more customisable modes.

We’ve even rated these kits on their e-liquid options. Prefilled kits are judged on the number of flavours and nicotine strength pods are available. Refillable kits are scored on their compatibility with e-liquid and how many different kinds you can use with them.

The majority of these kits are designed for MTL (Mouth To Lung) vaping, as again, it helps them feel closer to a cigarette. But, there are also options that support RDTL (Restricted Direct To Lung) vaping. RDTL kits aren’t as powerful as classic DTL kits, but still allow for a looser inhale and increased vapour production compared to an MTL - which may feel more comfortable.

#1 Uwell Caliburn Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
Pocket-Friendly Design
Includes Two 10ml E-Liquids
Inhale Or Button Activated
CONS
Plastic Build Can Feel A Bit Flimsy
PERFORMANCE
Battery Life 4/5
Simplicity 5/5
Price 5/5
E-Liquid Options 5/5

Undeniably one of the best-selling vape kits in history, the Uwell Caliburn scores the top slot. Since its release in 2019, it’s flown off the shelves. Why? You ask. Well, it’s a simple kit that has helped many vapers transition from smoking, it also features inhale activation which is why it appears here. At the same time it’s simple, compact design has also led to more experienced vapers to ditch their bulkier sub ohm kits in favour of something sleeker. Factor in refillable mesh coil pods, plus compatibility with nic salts, and you have a kit that delivers great flavour production.

There are two types of pod available, you can choose between either a 1.2 Ohm or 1.4 Ohm coil pod, both of which deliver slightly different amounts of vapour. The kit features a large battery that’s long-lasting, but despite this, it remains small enough to fit in your pocket. If you choose to buy the Caliburn from us, we also include two free 10ml e-liquids - so you’ll have everything you need to get started.

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#2 Smok Stick G15 Kit

 
FEATURES
Dual Coil Pods
Requires Little Maintenance
Fixed Wattage Output
CONS
Only One Type Of Pod
PERFORMANCE
Battery Life 5/5
Simplicity 5/5
Price 5/5
E-Liquid Options 4/5

A refillable pod kit that balances ease of use and performance, the Smok Stick G15 is worth a second look. On the face of it, this kit seems like a simple option that’s small enough to fit in your pocket. But, thanks to dual coil technology this kit can help deliver better flavour and vapour production even at lower wattages. The dual coil build has a larger surface area and heats up much faster than single coils, which in turn, improves performance.

A consistent 15W output means this kit delivers an authentic MTL vape, while at the same time it greatly cuts down on set-up time. Speaking of simplicity, not only do the pods feature advanced coil technology, the built-in coil design also means you won’t have to worry about messy coil changes. When the coil deteriorates you can just replace the entire pod. If you’re looking for a similar level of upkeep to a prefilled kit, but with the option to use your own choice of e-liquid, this is the ideal option.

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#3 QIS Bar Disposable Vape

 
FEATURES
Range Of Flavours And Strengths
Very Simple
Outlasts 20 Cigarettes
CONS
Can't Be Refilled
PERFORMANCE
Battery Life 5/5
Simplicity 5/5
Price 3/5
E-Liquid Options 5/5

Though not the cheapest option, they are by far the simplest. Disposables like this require no refilling, recharging or coil changes. Once you’ve used all the e-liquid inside, you can replace the device with a new one. Combining nicotine salt e-liquid with authentic-tasting flavour, the QIS is every bit as premium as the refillable options you’ll find elsewhere on this list. We’ve selected the Blue Raspberry QIS bar, but with eight different flavours and the option of 10mg and 20mg strengths - there’s plenty on offer.

Not only does the nic salt e-liquid used in each device ensure a smooth throat hit even at higher strengths, it interferes far less with flavour than classic freebase. This means you’ll be able to use higher strengths with little throat sensation, while at the same time experiencing the best in taste. When it comes to flavour, QIS specialises in fruit and menthol blends to suit a range of palates. Capable of outlasting 20 cigarettes, this is a compact option that requires zero maintenance.

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#4 GeekVape Wenax C1 Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
Three Power Levels
Kit Can Be Locked
Range Of Compatible Coils
CONS
You Will Have To Remember Different Button Combinations
PERFORMANCE
Battery Life 5/5
Simplicity 3/5
Price 5/5
E-Liquid Options 5/5

The GeekVape Wenax C1 is a discreet pod kit with a few tricks up its sleeve. On the face of it, this kit is a small and beginner-friendly option that features an all-day 900mAh built-in battery. However, it also has three separate power modes that can be selected at the push of a button. These modes are perfect if you’re looking to experiment with different levels of vapour production. What’s more, these power levels will change depending on which compatible G coil you’ve installed. So, you’ll never have to deal with a burnt coil.

Each kit comes complete with the custom GeekVape G coils. With a range of resistances available to choose from, you’ll be able to experiment and discover the vape that suits you best. When it comes to selecting an e-liquid, you can pair the C1 with a wide range of 50/50 and high PG e-liquid, with nic salt e-liquids remaining a firm favourite.

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#5 Uwell Tripod Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
Very Compact
Charging Case Included
Long-Lasting Coils
CONS
Only One Type Of Pod Available
PERFORMANCE
Battery Life 5/5
Simplicity 5/5
Price 4/5
E-Liquid Options 4/5

A legitimate triple threat, the Uwell Tripod combines a kit, charging dock and carry case all in one convenient package. The specially designed case can charge the device up to three times, while also holding the complete kit (device and pod) and two extra pods. Despite all this room it still remains compact enough to fit in a pocket or bag.

If you choose to carry just the device on its own without the charger, it is by far the smallest option on this list. Capable of supporting up to a day’s average use, just make sure you remember to charge it beforehand.

To cut down on maintenance, each Tripod replacement pod not only holds a full 2ml of e-liquid (meaning less refilling), but it also features a long-lasting built-in coil. There’s never any coil changes to contend with, just replace the pod when the flavour deteriorates or you notice a drop in vapour production. We recommend a high PG or 50/50 e-liquid with this kit for best results.

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#6 Joyetech eRoll MAC Kit

 
FEATURES
Very Compact
Charging Case Included
Long-Lasting Coils
CONS
Only One Type Of Pod Available
PERFORMANCE
Battery Life 3/5
Simplicity 5/5
Price 5/5
E-Liquid Options 5/5

Combining a cigarette-style design and a lightweight build, the Joyetech eRoll MAC is a small and simple option. Design aside, what really sets the eRoll apart is its price. Available for under £10 it contains all the hardware you need to get started, you just need to add e-liquid. This makes it a very good choice for first-time vapers who are looking to make the switch without the large price tag. Its small size does mean a smaller battery though, but you can easily carry more than one device with you to make sure you’re not caught short.

When it comes to performance, the MAC keeps up with the other options on this list, it features responsive inhale activation and thanks to discreet vapour production you’ll experience a vape that feels similar to a cigarette. Thanks to the refillable cartridges - complete with ceramic built-in coils, you can pair this kit with your choice of 50/50 or high PG e-liquid - so you have limitless flavour options.

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#7 RELX Prefilled Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
Very Wide Range Of Flavours
Long-Lasting Battery
Nic Salt E-Liquid
CONS
Pods Can't Be Refilled
PERFORMANCE
Battery Life 5/5
Simplicity 5/5
Price 4/5
E-Liquid Options 4/5

Continuing the trend of dependable vape kits that can be used by anyone, the RELX is a slim prefilled pod kit. Similar to a disposable in many ways, rather than replacing the entire device you just replace the pod, which means it works out cheaper in the long run. There are lots of different flavour options available with fruit, menthol and tobacco blends to choose from.

Each RELX pod reportedly delivers 500 puffs, which can easily last most vapers over a day of average use, plus the replacement pods are small enough to carry with you so you’re never caught short. Factor in a battery that can last all day and a sleek design that never looks out of place, you end up with a discreet kit that delivers on both flavour and usability.

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#8 Smok Nfix Mate Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
Long-Lasting Battery
Refillable Pods
Fast Charging
CONS
Limited Range Of Coils
PERFORMANCE
Battery Life 5/5
Simplicity 4/5
Price 4/5
E-Liquid Options 5/5

A re-design of the already popular NFIX kit, the Smok NFIX Mate is much smaller. Featuring a different shape than classic pod kits, it resembles an ultra-slim box mod kit. It also offers a greater level of customisation without sacrificing simplicity. Not only can the 1100mAh built-in battery deliver up to a full day of vaping, but the kit also features 2A fast charging so you’re not left hanging around for long. You also have the option to adjust the wattage output of this kit to increase or decrease vapour production.

Though quite a few pods on this list feature a built-in coil, The NFIX pods are available in two different varieties including a special mesh option that will deliver improved flavour and a faster ramp-up at any wattage. Every pod can be paired with a range of e-liquids including nic salt and freebase. All in all, this is a compact kit that can be used with your ideal flavour and delivers a level of vapour production you’ll feel comfortable with thanks to the added option of variable wattage.

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#9 VooPoo Argus Air Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
Variable Wattage Mode
Range Of Compatible Coils
MTL & RDTL Vaping
CONS
Set-Up Takes Longer
PERFORMANCE
Battery Life 5/5
Simplicity 3/5
Price 5/5
E-Liquid Options 5/5

One of the more advanced kits on our list, the VooPoo Argus Air is the ideal option if you’re looking for an inhale activated vape kit that you can customise. It features a Variable Wattage mode that you can use to set a power output between 1 - 25W, this means full control over vapour output for an inhale that suits you best. Featuring a long-life battery, it has a slightly different form factor than a lot of other pod kits, it’s shorter and a little wider, a bit like a highlighter. Its small size and large battery make it the ideal option for vaping on the go.

The refillable pods can be paired with any flavour e-liquid you like and you can pick a nicotine strength that suits you best too. There’s no kit on the list that has as many compatible coils as the Argus Air, compatible with the PnP coil range there are plenty of options for MTL and RDTL (Restricted-Direct To Lung) vaping. This means you’ll be able to customise the kit to deliver your perfect vape just by changing the coil.

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#10 Evolv Reflex Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
Mimics The Inhale Of A Cigarette
Refillable Pods
Sleek Design
CONS
Relatively Expensive
PERFORMANCE
Battery Life 5/5
Simplicity 5/5
Price 2/5
E-Liquid Options 5/5

Evolv is widely known for its advanced chipsets which are used in all manner of sub ohm kits. They’ve wisely decided to turn their efforts to the switcher market and have launched their flagship pod kit - the Reflex. It gets its name from the advanced sensor technology it features. A harder inhale is detected by the sensor in the kit and causes the device to produce more vapour. Just like when you take a harder inhale on a cigarette and you breathe in more smoke, a stronger inhale on the Reflex will result in a more powerful hit.

This kit also uses refillable pods, so not only will you experience a vape that feels more like a cigarette, you can pick a flavour that suits you best. The pods themselves are very long-lasting, with the coil in each providing close to a week’s use on average. When the coil begins to deteriorate, you can just install a new pod. For an extra degree of customisation, you can also select from three power settings. This gives you the option of selecting a level that delivers your preferred vape and the option to experiment to find out what’s best for you.

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Well, there you have it - the best of the best all in one place. We hope this has given you some inspiration and shown just how many different kits are on offer. This is just a snapshot from the huge range of inhale activated vape kits on the site, so if nothing on this list takes your fancy there are plenty more options for you to choose from.

Vape Club stocks the widest range of vape kits in the UK, so you'll definitely find something that's right for you! If you need any help finding your perfect kit, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service team who will be more than happy to answer any queries and help you find what you're looking for.

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