What Is The Best Starter Vape In 2024?

Start vaping the smart way with top kits.
By Melanie, Copywriter
13 JAN 2020Updated 27 OCT 2023

We’re often asked, what’s the best vape kit? With so many options out there it’s easy to feel a little bit lost. Well, we’re here to help with our top ten vape kits of 2024! Whether you’re a MTL (Mouth To Lung) vaper who prefers a more discreet kit or you prefer a DTL (Direct To Lung) with a kit that produces lots of vapour – there’s a setup for you.

We don’t just cater to different vaping styles, we know how important price is to every vaper, so we’ve included options for every budget. Alongside which, we’ve also listed different kit types, with the best pod kits, disposable vapes, vape pens, and even sub ohm kits to scroll through.

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for your first kit, an upgrade, or want to recommend something for a friend - our top ten vape kits guide features the best in class.

Key Features:

  • Compact, Pocket-Sized Design
  • Prefilled And Refillable Pods
  • Supports MTL Vaping
  • Not As Simple As A Disposable Vape

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Are you a fan of Elf Bars and the flavours they have to offer, but wish that you could recharge or refill them? If so, look no further than the Elf Bar Mate 500! Simply put, it's a rechargeable Elf Bar that is compatible with both the refillable Mate 500 pods and prefilled Elf Bar Mate P1 pods, and works out cheaper than a disposable vape in the long run. What's great about the prefilled pods, is that you can enjoy all the Elf Bar flavours you know and love and while only having to replace the pod when they run out of e-liquid.

However, if you're after more options in terms of e-liquid, the refillable pods let you use any 50/50 or high PG vape liquids that tickle your fancy. Their 2ml capacity means that both types of pod can deliver up to 500 puffs when full. Plus, they'll both produce less waste than a disposable, making the Elf Bar Mate 500 far better for the environment and far better for your wallet too.

Key Features:

  • Supports Both MTL & RDTL Vaping
  • Pulse Mode
  • Adjustable Airflow
  • Mouthpiece Can Get A Little Hot

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A part of the ever-popular range of Xros pod kits by Vaporesso, the Xros 3 is a handy little piece of hardware that′s great for vaping on the go. Don′t let its small size fool you, it′s certainly not lacking when it comes to performance. Its built-in 1000mAh battery supports plenty of vaping before you need to recharge it, so you won′t have to worry about it dying on you when you′re out and about. That's pretty uncommon for such a small kit, so it's no surprise that it's become a favourite of so many vapers.

You won′t have to worry about buttons and menus, as the Xros 3 doesn′t have any. Instead, you can just inhale on the mouthpiece. When you do, it′ll create a discreet amount of vapour for a cigarette-like MTL vape or a looser RDTL inhale with a moderate amount of vapour. Its adjustable airflow will also let you switch between a tighter or looser draw. Plus, Pulse Mode, will deliver the most powerful vape possible, which is great if you′re after something hard-hitting.

Key Features:

  • Compact, Pocket-Sized Design
  • Safety Features
  • Supports RDTL & MTL Vaping
  • No Button To Lock The Device

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The Aspire Gotek X is a solid option if you want something compact. Coming in at under £10, it's super affordable and will support both MTL (Mouth To Lung) and RDTL (Restricted Direct To Lung) vaping. This is thanks to its adjustable airflow, as well as the choice of coil resistances and 10-13W power output. Plus, the Gotek X is packed with features, even at its low price. Inhale activation means you can just puff on the mouthpiece and you′re all set, while its chipset offers safety protections against short circuits and overcharging.

The included Gotek X pod is easily refilled via a stopper on the side, which cuts down on mess. It contains a built-in 0.8 Ohm coil, so you can say goodbye to fiddly coil changes and just replace the entire pod when it's finished. Plus, the mesh design of the coil means that you can expect better flavour from your vape juice, as it′ll heat it up faster. They work best with 50% VG or higher PG e-liquid. Speaking of e-liquid, the Gotek X comes with a free 10ml bottle of Large Juice in your choice of flavour!

Key Features:

  • Easy To Use
  • Compact Pen Style
  • Mesh Coils
  • Lack Of Modes

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Next up is the Geekvape Wenax M1 pod vape kit – a pocket-sized MTL vape pen. With this kit, you can expect a smaller amount of vapour and a cigarette-like inhale, which is great if you′ve just switched over from smoking. There's no need to adjust any settings or to try and figure out the best wattage, as the device will detect the coil in your pod and work it all out for you.

The M1′s built-in 800mAh battery can support a plenty of vaping time between charges and will deliver a 18W max power output. This means it does a great job at offering an authentic MTL inhale. The M1 refillable pods feature a rubber mouthpiece so they're very comfortable to use. The built-in mesh coil will heat up your vape juice quickly, so you can expect the best possible flavour. You′ll want to pair this kit with 50% VG e-liquid to really get the most out of it.

Key Features:

  • Mesh Coils For Improved Flavour
  • Top-Filling Or Side-Filling Pods
  • Pocket-Friendly Design
  • Relatively Small Battery

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The Caliburn pod kit series by Uwell is one of the most popular and best-selling ranges on the market, and the A3 certainly doesn′t disappoint. Single button operation combined with inhale activation makes things nice and easy, as all you have to do is take a puff on the mouthpiece to start vaping. This means that you don′t have to bother with any menus or settings. The button can also be used to lock and unlock the device for that extra bit of security.

The Caliburn A3 pods are easy to refill, thanks to their simplified top-filling design; you don′t even have to remove it from your kit, just pop off the mouthpiece. They also contain built-in mesh coils, so there are no fiddly coil changes either. The mesh design of these coils improves the flavour of your vape juice by heating more of it at a faster rate.

Key Features:

  • Inhale Activated
  • Compact Design
  • Classic Crystal Flavours
  • Only Works With Prefilled Pods

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If you′re a fan of the SKE Crystal Bar disposable vapes, then the rechargeable Crystal Plus pod kit should be right up your street! This compact vape features a buttonless design and is inhale activated, so no more messing around with fiddly buttons or scrolling through complicated menu screens. Simply inhale on the mouthpiece and your device will produce a discreet level of vapour for an MTL inhale that feels more like a cigarette. Plus, its fixed 11W power output ensures a consistent vape with each puff.

The Crystal Plus is compatible with the Crystal Plus prefilled pods, which are sold separately in two-packs as part of our 3 for £15 multi-buy. Each pod is prefilled with 2ml of nic salt e-liquid in a 20mg strength. Thanks to the salt nicotine, you can expect a smooth throat hit. A flavour that we really enjoy is Lemon & Lime. This sharp fusion of citrus fruits combines the zingy taste of lemon with the zesty notes of lime for a tangy vape.

Key Features:

  • Powerful Battery
  • 20W Max Power Output
  • Multiple Pod Resistances
  • Charging Cable Not Included

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The Geekvape Sonder U pod vape kit offers a no-nonsense approach to vaping at a low price. It's easy to use, as there aren′t any buttons or menus to deal with, you just puff on the mouthpiece to vape. Included with your kit is a 0.7 Ohm pod, with 1.1 Ohm pods available separately that will give you a slightly tighter draw. Whichever pod you go for, both are great for pairing with 50% VG or higher PG e-liquid.

The Sonder U boasts a 1000mAh built-in battery, which is pretty impressive when you consider its small size. Plus, It can be recharged quickly using a USB-C charging cable. That said, you′ll want to keep in mind that Geekvape hasn't included one with this kit in order to keep the cost down, but you can buy one separately if you don't already have one at home.

Key Features:

  • Easy To Use
  • Inhale Activation
  • Safety Features
  • Only Supports MTL Vaping

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If you′re looking for a sleek and stylish vape that′s been designed with both ease of use and portability in mind, the Voopoo Argus Z has you covered. It′s powered by a 900mAh battery, which can deliver a power output of up to 17W. This makes it great for MTL vaping. It′s also very simple to use, as there aren′t any menus or buttons to worry about. All you have to do is inhale on the mouthpiece and it′ll create a small amount of vapour.

Each kit includes an Argus pod that holds up to 2ml of e-liquid and topping it up is easier than ever, just remove the stopper on the side. The pod contains a 0.7 Ohm TPP coil, and its mesh build will heat up your e-liquid faster for better flavour. The built-in coil design of the pod is pretty handy too, as you can just replace the whole pod when needed. We suggest pairing it with 50/50 and higher PG e-liquids for best results.

Key Features:

  • Fast Charging
  • Inhale Activation
  • Dustproof Cap
  • Limited Pod Options

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The Innokin Klypse is a great choice if you′re after a simple vape. It houses a built-in 700mAh battery, which can be charged very quickly and it′ll deliver a 16W output, making it a solid option for MTL vaping. It doesn′t feature any buttons, which makes things a bit easier, as you can just inhale on the mouthpiece to vape. Plus, it also features a magnetic cap that′ll protect it from dust, dirt and debris.

Refilling the included Klypse pod with your favourite e-liquid is also easy, thanks to a stopper on the side which cuts down on leakage. The built-in coil saves you the hassle of messy replacements and its mesh build will enhance the flavour of your vape juice by heating it up at a faster rate. When it comes to pairing the Klypse with vape juice, you′ll want to go for a 50/50 blend to get the most out of your kit.

Key Features:

  • Wide Range Of Compatible Pods
  • Supports Both MTL & RDTL Vaping
  • Easy Top-Filling Design
  • No DTL Option

Spare Parts:

Part of the popular Smok Novo range of kits, the 2C is a pocket-sized vape pen that′s great for vaping on the go, as it′ll easily fit in your pocket. Its built-in 800mAh battery will keep you going for long periods before you need to recharge it, so it′s less likely to run out of charge while you′re out and about. It′s compatible with the original Smok Novo pods, as well as the Novo 2 and Novo 2X pods. This means that you can experiment with both MTL and RDTL vaping. If that wasn′t enough, you can vape by just inhaling on the mouthpiece.

The Novo 2C comes with a refillable Smok Novo 2X pod, which is very easy to fill, thanks to its top-filling design. There′s no need to detach it from your device, just remove the mouthpiece and you′re good to go. The pod has a mesh coil built into it, which imrpoves the flavour of your e-liquid by heating it faster. It′ll work best with 50/0 blends, like nic salts, and higher PG options.

Summing Up

We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of best starter kits, a massive thank you to all of our customers who’ve offered us feedback and help to compile the list. Of course, these are only opinions, so please be sure to check out our ever-expanding range of starter vape kits designed for switchers from smoking, where you can make your own decision.

Once again if you'd like to check out our beginners vaping guide or for any other enquiries concerning starter kits or vaping in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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