What Are The Best Sub Ohm Vape Kits To Buy In 2024?

Powerful kits for bigger clouds & better flavour.
By Melanie, Copywritter
Updated 4 JAN 2023

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 is 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.

Key Features
Vaping Style: DTL
Activation: Button Activated
Airflow: Adjustable
Output Range: 5 - 80W
Coil Range: 0.15Ω, 0.23Ω
Available Modes: Variable Wattage

Pros & Cons

  • Powerful Battery
  • Mesh Coils
  • Compact Design
  • Adjustable Airflow
  • No MTL Option

We’ll kick this guide off with one of our smaller sub ohm kits, the Smok Nord 5. Whilst this one keeps things simple, it's still capable of an 80W output. Aside from delivering an authentic DTL vape thanks to its high power output, the Nord 5 will fit in your pocket and is one of the more compact options featured on this list. Thanks to the 2000mAh built-in battery, whether you're vaping a high wattage or something a bit lower, this kit keeps going for longer between charges.

The Nord 5 is compatible with the Smok RPM 3 coils, with their mesh builds boosting flavour while also producing more vapour. The combination of these coils and the kit's high power output means a better taste and a genuine DTL vape just like with a classic sub ohm kit.

Key Features
Vaping Style: MTL, RDL, DTL
Activation: Inhale & Button Activated
Airflow: Adjustable
Output Range: 5 - 60W
Coil Range: 0.15Ω, 0.2Ω, 0.3Ω, 0.45Ω, 0.6Ω, 0.8Ω, 1.2Ω
Available Modes: Smart Mode

Pros & Cons

  • Powerful Battery
  • Smart Mode
  • Wide Range Of Compatible Coils
  • Triple Adjustable Airflow
  • Mouthpiece Can Get A Bit Hot

Are you bored of standard MTL pod vapes? Well, the Voopoo Drag S is a good kit to start with. It’s a very versatile option, as it’s compatible with coils that support MTL, RDTL and DTL vaping. This means you practically have three kits in one. This impressive piece of hardware features a GENE.TT chipset that recognises what coil you’ve installed, selecting the best wattage and doing the work for you. After more customisation? You can manually adjust the power for a more personalised vape. Plus, a triple adjustable airflow lets you tailor the feel of your inhale.

It’s compatible with the VooPoo PnP T and PnP VM coils, which have mesh builds. This means that more of your e-liquid is heated with each puff and you can expect better flavour from it, as well as larger clouds. While it comes with DTL coils it’s also compatible with MTL options, so you can pair it with both 50/50 and 70% VG e-liquid. Beyond that, thanks to a 510 connection, the pod tank can be used with most vape mods on the market.

Key Features
Vaping Style: MTL, RDL, DTL
Activation: Button Activated
Airflow: Adjustable
Output Range: 5-80W
Coil Range: 0.2Ω, 0.3Ω, 0.4Ω, 0.6Ω, 0.8Ω, 1.2Ω
Available Modes: Smart Mode

Pros & Cons

  • Adjustable Airflow
  • Smart Mode
  • Supports All Three Vaping Styles
  • Powerful Battery
  • No Variable Wattage Mode

The Luxe XR Max is one of the most popular in Vaporesso’s long line of Luxe pod kits. Putting their years of expertise to good use, the XR Max is a powerful option that’s still compact enough to be pocket-friendly. It houses a 2800mAh built-in battery that’s large enough to allow for plenty of vaping between charges while supporting the kit’s 5 - 80W wattage output. The intelligent chipset enables Smart Mode which keeps things easy by automatically setting the best wattage for your chosen coil.

The XR Max comes complete with two Luxe XR pods and two GTX coils, so you’ll have everything you need to get started – just add e-liquid. GTX coils feature a mesh build, so they’ll heat your vape juice quickly and evenly for boosted flavour. The kit includes coils in two different resistances, so you’ll be able to try them both out and decide which one you prefer. Whichever one you go for, we recommend a 70% VG vape juice for best results. Plus, if you ever fancy MTL vaping, simply swap to a higher-resistance GTX coil – no need to buy a whole new kit!

Key Features
Vaping Style: DTL
Activation: Button & Inhale Activated
Airflow: Adjustable
Output Range: 5-80W
Coil Range: 0.15Ω, 0.2Ω, 0.3Ω, 0.45Ω, 0.6Ω
Available Modes: Variable Wattage, RBA Mode, Smart Mode

Pros & Cons

  • Intelligent Chipsets
  • Safety Protections
  • Adjustable Airflow
  • No MTL Or RDTL Option

If you’re after a lightweight and highly customisable sub ohm kit, then the VooPoo Argus Pro vape kit has you covered. Featuring a 3000mAh built-in battery, it’s capable of a 5-80W output, which you can manually adjust for your ideal vape. If you’d prefer less setup, the Gene.TT chipset will detect which coil you’ve installed and save you from figuring out the correct wattage yourself. If that wasn’t enough, the chip also offers the latest safety protections for that extra peace of mind.

The included pod will hold 2ml of e-liquid and is easily filled from the bottom. It also features a magnetic connection for a more secure attachment. You’re given a choice of two different mesh coils, one is 0.3 Ohm and will deliver a tighter draw with a discreet level of vapour, while the 0.15 Ohm coil will produce a tad more vapour with a looser inhale. We recommend pairing either of these coils with 70% VG e-liquid.

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Key Features
Vaping Style: MTL, RDL, DTL
Activation: Button Activated
Airflow: Adjustable
Output Range: 5 - 60W
Coil Range:0.3Ω, 0.48Ω, 0.5Ω, 0.6Ω, 0.8Ω, 1.0Ω, 1.2Ω, 1.6Ω
Available Modes: Smart Mode, RBA Mode

Pros & Cons

  • 510 Connection
  • Powerful 2500mAh battery
  • Triple Adjustable Airflow
  • No RDTL Option

Are you bored of standard MTL pod vapes? Well, the Voopoo GOZEE is a good kit to start with. It’s a very versatile option, as it’s compatible with coils that support MTL, RDTL and DTL vaping. This means you practically have three kits in one. This impressive piece of hardware features a GENE.TT chipset that recognises what coil you’ve installed, selecting the best wattage and doing the work for you. After more customisation? You can manually adjust the power for a more personalised vape. Plus, a triple adjustable airflow lets you tailor the feel of your inhale.

It’s compatible with the Innokin PnP T and PnP VM coils, which have mesh builds. This means that more of your e-liquid is heated with each puff and you can expect better flavour from it, as well as larger clouds. While it comes with DTL coils it’s also compatible with MTL options, so you can pair it with both 50/50 and 70% VG e-liquid. Beyond that, thanks to a 510 connection, the pod tank can be used with most vape mods on the market.

Key Features
Vaping Style: MTL, RDL, DTL
Activation: Inhale & Button Activated
Airflow: Adjustable
Output Range: 5 - 40W
Coil Range: 0.2Ω, 0.3Ω, 0.4Ω, 0.6Ω, 0.8Ω, 1.2Ω
Available Modes: Variable Wattage, Smart Mode

Pros & Cons

  • MTL, RDTL & DTL Vaping
  • Button Or Inhale Activated
  • Adjustable Airflow
  • Wide Range Of Pods
  • Built-In Coils

The Luxe X Pro kit is a good choice if you’re looking for a really versatile kit. It supports MTL, RDTL and DTL vaping, and swapping your vaping style is as easy as replacing your pod. It features a 1500mAh built-in battery that delivers 5-40W output. Smart Mode enables the device to pick the best wattage for your chosen pod automatically for a convenient option, or go for Variable Wattage for a little more personalisation. Plus, the adjustable airflow slider means you can control exactly how tight or loose each puff feels.

The Luxe X Pro is compatible with Luxe X and Luxe XR pods. Luxe X pods require less maintenance as they feature built-in coils, while Luxe XR pods can be fitted with coils from the Vaporesso GTX range, available in a wide range of resistances. So, you can pick between convenience or flexibility and vape whichever way suits you best. Between the two pod styles, you’ll have access to MTL, RDTL and DTL vaping styles, so it’s easy to switch up your inhale whenever you want.

Key Features
Vaping Style: DTL
Activation: Button Activated
Airflow: Adjustable
Output Range: 5 - 60W
Coil Range: 0.15Ω, 0.3Ω
Available Modes: N/a

Pros & Cons

  • Adjustable Airflow
  • Safety Features
  • Simple Button Operation
  • Lightweight Design
  • Can’t Adjust The Wattage Manually

If you’re looking for a straightforward sub ohm vape, look no further than the Smok Vape Pen V2. With a classic vape pen design, this kit houses a built-in 1600mAh battery that’s enough to last most vapers a full day. It delivers a fixed power output of 60W and single-button operation, with no settings or menus for a convenient everyday option. This fuss-free, simple DTL vape still offers customisation – you can adjust how each inhale feels thanks to an adjustable airflow wheel and a range of compatible coils in different resistances.

The Vape Pen V2 kit includes a Smok V2 tank, which is compatible with Smok V2 coils – two are included in the box to get you started. These coils feature a mesh build, which means they heat e-liquid quickly and evenly to deliver improved flavour and vapour. Refilling the tank is simple thanks to the top-filling design, which means you won’t need to remove the tank from the device to fill it up. Pair this kit with e-liquid that’s at least 70% VG for better vapour production.

Key Features
Vaping Style: MTL, RDL, DTL
Activation: Inhale & Button Activated
Airflow: Adjustable
Output Range: 5 - 60W
Coil Range: 0.15Ω, 0.2Ω, 0.3Ω, 0.45Ω, 0.6Ω, 0.8Ω, 1.2Ω
Available Modes: Smart Mode, Eco Mode, Variable Wattage

Pros & Cons

  • Also Supports MTL Vaping
  • Wide Range Of Compatible Coils
  • Multiple Vaping Modes
  • Powerful Battery
  • Slower Battery Charge

Who said sub ohm vaping has to be complicated? The VooPoo Drag E60 is a compact vape kit and a good introduction to DTL (Direct To Lung) vaping. Impressively, for a smaller sub ohm kit, the E60 can deliver a 60W max output. This means it can easily keep up with any other sub ohm kit on the market and will create large amounts of vapour for a DTL (Direct To Lung) vape. Smart mode will automatically select the best wattage for your coil, so there′s less setup required too.

Speaking of coils, you can take your pick from the entire VooPoo PnP range with the option of both MTL and DTL coils to choose from. The wide variety of coils and the Variable Wattage make this kit a very versatile piece of hardware, and if your vaping style changes it can change with you. All of this power and customisability is supported by a long-lasting 2550mAh battery that can last all day on a single charge.

Key Features
Vaping Style: DTL
Activation: Button Activated
Airflow: Adjustable
Output Range: 5 - 85W
Coil Range: 0.15Ω, 0.16Ω, 0.23Ω, 0.25Ω, 0.6Ω
Available Modes: Smart Mode, RBA Mode

Pros & Cons

  • Adjustable Airflow
  • Powerful Battery
  • Multiple Modes
  • Eye-Catching Design
  • No MTL Or RDTL Option

Smok makes some of the best vape kits on the market and when you buy one, you can expect a quality piece of hardware. The RPM 85 most definitely lives up to this expectation. It contains a powerful built-in 3000mAh battery, which will keep you going for a while, even at its 85W max output. Speaking of which, you can use Variable Wattage mode to select an output to vape at, giving you more control over vapour production.

You can easily refill the included pod from the top, so there’s no need to detach it from your device when topping it up. The 0.15 Ohm coil produces slightly more vapour than the 0.23 Ohm version, but both work best when paired with 70% VG e-liquid. Plus, the mesh build of the RPM 3 coils ensures stronger flavour from your e-liquid by heating it up faster. Beyond that, you can adjust the airflow to switch between a tighter or looser inhale, so you can experiment a bit for your ideal vape.

Key Features
Vaping Style: DTL
Activation: Button Activated
Airflow: Adjustable
Output Range: 10 - 29W
Coil Range: 0.35Ω
Available Modes: Smart Mode

Pros & Cons

  • Simple Button Design
  • Adjustable Airflow
  • Unique Collab Kit
  • Device Locking
  • Small Coil Range

If you want something that looks like it's been pulled from your favourite sci-fi novel, this one's for you. The Vaporesso X Moti Mini vape kit is a stylish and pocket-friendly device that boasts a unique visible-circuit design. Featuring an 1150mAh built-in battery and a power output of 10-29W, it’ll provide enough vapour for a DTL inhale. Smart Mode means your device will automatically pick the right wattage for your chosen coil, so all you need to do is use the single button to operate the kit.

The kit comes with an X Moti Mini pod and a 0.35 Ohm Vaporesso X35 coil, which features a unique honeycomb-style mesh build that vaporises e-liquid fast for better flavour and more vapour. To get started, fill your pod up via its top-filling port with a 70% VG or higher VG e-liquid and then adjust the airflow control bar to tailor each puff to your liking.

Summing Up

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 short 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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