What Are The Best Sub Ohm Vape Kits To Buy In 2021?

With technology improving all the time, sub ohm vape kits have changed dramatically. With so many choices available, it’s not uncommon to feel a bit lost. Luckily, our team of vape experts are here to help. We review dozens of vape kits every week and we’ve created our top ten sub ohm kit list to help find the one that’s right for you. This selection features classic sub ohm kits, as well as modern sub ohm pods. Some of these kits can be used for MTL vaping thanks to specially designed coils, but we’ll be rating them on their sub ohm capabilities.

We’ve rated our kits on what’s important to you. This includes power output, battery life, simplicity and customisability. High power outputs will ensure increased vapour production, while better battery life will mean your kit can keep up with the power demands of different tanks and last longer. Vape kits with a high customisability score can be adapted to deliver a vape that’s more personal to you, while simpler kits have a reduced set-up time and less maintenance involved.

#1 VooPoo Drag S Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
Compact Build
Large Built-In Battery
Wide Range Of Compatible Coils
CONS
Wattage Output Might Not Be High Enough For Some
PERFORMANCE
Power output 4/5
Simplicity 5/5
Customisability 5/5
Battery Life 5/5
Built-In or Removable Batteries Built-In

Our top scorer and part of the growing category of sub ohm pod kits, the VooPoo Drag S combines a mid-level power output of 60W with a simple design. Thanks to Smart mode, you no longer have to guess the correct wattage level for your coils - the kit does it for you. For vapers who like a more traditional approach, there is still the option of Variable Wattage mode for selecting a power level of your choice.

Small enough to fit in your pocket, yet still large enough to feature a 2500mAh battery for all-day vaping; the Drag S kit is the ideal choice for vaping on the go. What really sets this kit apart though is the large range of compatible coils from the PnP range. There are options that can be used for classic Direct To Lung vaping as you’d expect with a sub ohm kit, as well as high resistance coils which turn the Drag S into a Mouth To Lung kit for a more discreet vape.

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#2 Freemax Maxus 200 Kit

 
FEATURES
High Power Output
Removable Batteries
Range Of Output Modes
CONS
Bigger, Less Pocket-Friendly Kit
PERFORMANCE
Power Output 5/5
Simplicity 5/5
Customisability 4/5
Battery Life 5/5
Built-in or Removable Batteries Removable

The Maxus 200 is the latest in a long line of popular kits from Freemax and delivers an authentic sub ohm experience thanks to its high, 200W max output. Made up of a dual 18650 mod and the 2ml MPro 2 tank, this is one of the larger kits on our list. Thanks to Variable Wattage mode, Temperature Control and Variable Power Curve, you can customise its performance to your liking and experience your perfect vape in relation to vapour production.

Though it comes equipped with the MPro 2 tank, you’ll have no problem pairing the mod with a range of vape tanks and rebuildable atomisers. If you stick with the included tank, you’ll have access to a wide selection of compatible mesh coils and it’s loaded with popular features - including adjustable airflow and top filling capabilities.

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#3 Geekvape Aegis Legend Zeus Kit

 
FEATURES
Well-Protected
Wide Range Of Output Modes
High Power Output
CONS
Set-Up Can Take A Long Time
PERFORMANCE
Power Output 5/5
Simplicity 4/5
Customisability 5/5
Battery Life 5/5
Built-in or Removable Batteries Removable

It doesn’t get much more high-tech than this. The GeekVape Aegis Legend Zeus features the latest chipset technology, while also being waterproof, dustproof and shockproof so it’s extremely durable all round. Relying on the power of two removable 18650 batteries and capable of a 200W max output, it more than meets the needs for DTL vaping. Plus, you’ll experience a better flavour from your e-liquids thanks to the mesh coils the Zeus tank uses.

When it comes to modes, you can take your pick from classics like Variable Wattage and Temperature Control. But if you’re feeling more adventurous, there’s also a Variable Power Curve mode for programming your perfect inhale or Bypass mode which unleashes the full power potential of this kit for a harder-hitting vape. Needless to say, the Aegis Legend offers a degree of customisation you don’t see on a lot of modern vape kits.

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#4 Vaporesso Sky Solo Plus Kit

 
FEATURES
Very Simple To Use
More Cost-Effective Than Pods
Wide Range Of Compatible Coils
CONS
No Variable Wattage
PERFORMANCE
Power Output 5/5
Simplicity 5/5
Customisability 3/5
Battery Life 5/5
Built-in or Removable Batteries Built-In

A single button operation sub ohm kit that doesn’t sacrifice power for simplicity, the Vaporesso Sky Solo kit is the automatic car of vape kits. No menu systems, no alternate modes, just straight up DTL vaping with an 90W max output. Its pen design will feel immediately familiar to a lot of vapers and it really doesn’t get much more stripped-back than this.

Thanks to the inclusion of a classic tank and coil design, it’s also more cost-effective than some options as you’ll only have to replace the coil - not the tank itself. Topping up the 2ml tank is easy too, thanks to the top filling design which allows the kit to be refiled without any disassembly. Compatible with the huge NRG GT coil series, there’s a coil option to support every vaping style and the kit will select the correct power output based on coil resistance.

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#5 Lost Vape Ursa Quest Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
Can Be Used With Pods Or Tanks
Rebuildable Coil Option
Variable Wattage & Temperature Control
Cons
100W Might Not Be Enough To Support Your Tank
PERFORMANCE
Power Output 4/5
Simplicity 4/5
Customisability 5/5
Battery Life 5/5
Built-in or Removable Batteries Removable

Is it a pod kit? Is it a sub ohm mod? Well, actually it’s both. The Lost Vape Ursa Quest is a powerful 100W pod kit that comes complete with a 510 adapter that allows it to also be paired with a range of vape tanks and rebuildable atomisers. Still small enough to fit in your pocket, it’s powered by a larger removable 21700 vape battery and features both Variable Wattage and Temperature Control mode. If you’ve chosen the pod option, there are two kinds available, one which can be used with the Ultra Boost coil range and the other is compatible with Ultra Boost Pro coil range. This gives you a wide range of coils to choose from and even the option of a rebuildable coil deck.

The pods themselves also feature a handy side-filling port so they don’t even have to be removed from the device to be refilled. If you’ve chosen a tank of your own, the Ursa will support coils that require up to 100W of power, thanks to the Temperature Control mode it can also be used with Stainless Steel and Nickel coils too.

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#6 VooPoo Drag 3 Kit

 
FEATURES
Coil Recognition Technology
High Power Output
Simple Pod Tank
Cons
Limited Range Of Coils
PERFORMANCE
Power Output 5/5
Simplicity 4/5
Customisability 4/5
Battery Life 5/5
Built-in or Removable Batteries Removable

Taking the design of a classic sub ohm kit and making it simpler to use, the VooPoo Drag 3 kit features a 177W power output and the technology of the GENE FAN 2.0 chipset. This means a high level of vapour production and the option to customise the kit’s performance to meet your specific needs. Thanks to the option of Smart mode you won’t need to worry about picking the correct wattage level, the Drag 3 will recognise which coil has been installed and select a power output for you. You can also adjust the power output yourself.

The included TPP pod tank features the durability and simple maintenance of a classic pod, while at the same time delivering the performance of a sub ohm tank. Compatible with the TPP coils range you’ll have the choice between two unique coils which can be used for DTL vaping.

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#7 Aspire Nautilus Prime X Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
DTL Or MTL Vaping
Automatic Wattage Selection Mode
Wide Range Of Coils
Cons
Relatively Low Power Output
PERFORMANCE
Power Output 4/5
Simplicity 4/5
Customisability 5/5
Battery Life 5/5
Built-in or Removable Batteries Removable

One of the most versatile options available, the Aspire Nautilus Prime X is a pod kit that packs a real punch. Capable of a 60W max output, it might not be the most powerful option but it can still deliver a DTL vape, while also providing an option for MTL vaping too. This is all thanks to the variable wattage output and wide range of compatible coils available. If you’re looking for a simpler experience all round, it also features Auto mode which recognises which coil you’ve selected and picks an appropriate power output for you.

When it comes to coils, you can pair the Prime X kit with either the Nautilus coils (this includes the classic range as well as the Nautilus X coils), or the BP coil range for increased vapour production. Whichever range you’ve chosen you’ll experience a fast ramp-up with no lag thanks to the ASP chipset, while the option of a removable battery means you can carry a spare battery with you.

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#8 Smok RPM80 Pro Pod Kit Kit

 
FEATURES
Supports MTL & DTL Vaping
Wide Range Of Compatible Coils
Removable Rechargeable Battery
Cons
Not As Many Modes As Other Sub Ohm Kits
PERFORMANCE
Power Output 4/5
Simplicity 5/5
Customisability 3/5
Battery Life 5/5
Built-in or Removable Batteries Removable

Another Smok kit, but with a modern pod twist, the Smok RPM80 Pro hits the mark when it comes to portability and performance. The Pro model can be powered by a removable 18650 battery rather than a standard built-in option - giving you the option of carrying a spare battery with you. The 80W max output can be adjusted, giving you full control over vapour production and thanks to the wide range of compatible RPM coils, it can be adapted to work for either MTL or DTL vaping.

It’s also one of the small number of pod kits that feature adjustable airflow, so you can pick exactly what sort of inhale you experience. Thanks to its simplified user interface, it’s the ideal option for vapers looking to move away from a classic MTL to a kit that gives them more opportunities for customisation.

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#9 Sigelei Fog Stick Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
Easy To Use
Adjustable Wattage
Refillable Pods
Cons
Can't Be Paired With Tanks
PERFORMANCE
Power Output 4/5
Simplicity 5/5
Customisability 4/5
Battery Life 4/5
Built-in or Removable Batteries Built-In

A powerful yet simple pod kit, the Sigelei Fog Stick offers a stripped-back approach to vaping while still allowing for an element of customisation. Capable of an 80W max output, it features coil recognition technology which lets the device select the best wattage for whatever coil you’ve chosen from the Fog coil range. Powered by a 2000mAh built-in battery, you’ll experience more vaping between charges.

The Fog pod itself will hold up to 2ml of e-liquid and even features adjustable airflow. The option of selecting either a tighter or looser inhale via the airflow means you’ll find a vape that suits you. For further customisation you can also activate Manual mode that allows you to pick a power level yourself, for a vape personal to you.

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#10 Innokin Kroma Z Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
Supports MTL & DTL Vaping
Coil Recognition Technology
Cons
Power Output Is A Bit Low
PERFORMANCE
Power Output 3/5
Simplicity 5/5
Customisability 3/5
Battery Life 5/5
Built-in or Removable Batteries Built-in

One of the more compact options on our list, the Innokin Kroma Z pod kit offers a lower power output and a long-life battery. It still uses sub ohm coils and thanks to the 40W output it can be used for DTL vaping, but a lot of people pick it for its MTL compatibility. This makes it a good choice for vapers looking to move away from classic MTL kits, but still want the option there if they change their mind. It really is the best of both worlds.

This kit also features coil recognition, which is a good thing considering how many compatible Zenith coils there are to choose from. The Kroma Z will detect coil resistance and selects an appropriate wattage. This plug and play functionality means set-up is greatly reduced, you also have the option to manually alter the power level for a touch of personalisation too.

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As you can see there’s a kit to suit every style and while this is our top ten list, it’s only a snapshot of what we offer. Our full range of vape kits is the biggest in the UK and we offer an option to suit every budget. If you’re getting to grips with these kits, our beginner’s guide to sub ohm vaping breaks down the topic and can help you find out if it’s right for you. For personal recommendations or one-to-one advice, our customer service team are available to help and can be contacted via phone and email.

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