The Best Vape Pens To Buy In 2020

A vape pen is a name given to a vape kit that has the same rough size and dimensions of a common pen. These kits are immediately recognisable and are often described as the classic style of vape kit. They’re used by vapers of all experience levels, remaining popular thanks to their simple design and minimal upkeep. They also have the benefit of interchangeable coils and refillable tanks, which means they are very cost-effective.

With so many pen vape kits out there, it can sometimes be difficult to decide which one is right for you. In this guide, we’ll be walking you through our top ten 10 vape pens. We’ll be featuring models designed for the first-time vaper, as well as a few that can keep up with the more advanced products - enjoyed by more experienced users.

 

DigiFlavor UPEN Vape Pen

DigiFlavor UPEN Vape Pen

£12.99

 

Key Facts

Features
Stealth Design
650 mAh Battery
Single-button Operation
1.5ml Tank
Cons
Only a 1.5ml Tank
Small Enough To Misplace
Performance Score
Power Output 4/5
Simplicity 5/5
Customisability 4/5
Built-in or Removable Batteries Removable
New Vaper or Experienced Vaper Both

The DigiFlavor takes the pen analogy to its logical conclusion. Slim, lightweight and featuring a unique ‘pen cap’ cover, it is the last word in discretion. Not to worry, the UPEN’s ability spans far further than its sleek aesthetic. Powered by a 650mAh built-in battery it is capable of a 12W max output, what this means for you is a longer-lasting battery and enough power to provide a consistent vape.

This is an AIO (All In One) model meaning the tank and battery device are fused into one item, greatly cutting down on maintenance for the user. To fit with the already discreet design, the Upen produces a small amount of vapour - suiting a mouth to lung vaping style, that is enjoyed by both new and experienced vapers.

Light, stylish and simple to use, it’s no wonder so many people have chosen the UPEN as their go-to vape kit.

 

Aspire Pockex Vape Pen

Aspire Pockex Vape Pen

£19.99

 

Key Facts

Features
Reliable Kit
1500mAh Battery
Bypass Output
Single-button Operation
2ml Tank
Cons
Wattage is dependent on the coil used
Heavy for its size
Performance Score
Power Output 4/5
Simplicity 3/5
Customisability 3/5
Built-in or Removable Batteries Built-in
New Vaper or Experienced Vaper Both

Another example of an AIO, the Pockex follows the Aspire tradition of hardware that is simple and very reliable. The single button can be used to fire the device, but it can also be used to lock it - making it far safer to travel with. Speaking of using this device on the go, the built-in 1500mAh battery is large enough to provide a decent power output, whilst also offering extended battery life.

When it comes to overall performance, the Pockex is no slouch. A wide choice of coils means you can tailor the device to produce your ideal level of cloud and flavour, while cross-compatible coils ensure a greater level of customisability.

So, if you’re looking or a simple device that you can also experiment with, the Aspire Pockex is a smart choice.

 

Innokin T18e Vape Pen

Innokin T18e Vape Pen

£19.99

 

Key Facts

Features
Time-tested Vape Kit
1000 mAh Battery
Single-button Operation
2ml Tank
Cons
Design feels a bit dated
Slow recharge
Performance Score
Power Output 3/5
Simplicity 3/5
Customisability 3/5
Built-in or Removable Batteries Built-In
New Vaper or Experienced Vaper Both

The Innokin T18e has been a hit amongst new vapers for a few years now, there’s a good reason why. It was one of the first modern pen vape kits that introduced interchangeable coils. It even keeps up with today’s models thanks to the quality build that features throughout. Despite the 1000mAh battery, it is still quite compact, while the single button operation avoids the need for you to navigate endless menu systems.

The T18e replacement coils still keep people coming back to this device, from the organic cotton used in the wicks to the durable Kanthal for faster heating. The T18e is a kit that provides better flavour and longer-lasting coils.

If you’re looking for a classic kit that’s stood the test of time, the Innokin T18e is a wise choice.

 

Innokin Plexar Vape Pen

Innokin Plexar Vape Pen

£29.99

 

Key Facts

Features
Powerful Sub Ohm Pen Kit
Single 18650 or 20700 Battery
100W max Output
Single-button Operation
2ml Tank
Cons
Less portable than other models
Battery needs to removed to recharged
Performance Score
Power Output 4/5
Simplicity 2/5
Customisability 2/5
Built-in or Removable Batteries Removable
New Vaper or Experienced Vaper Experienced Vvaper

Features: Powerful sub ohm pen kit Single 18650 or 20700 battery 100W max output Single-button operation 2ml tank Cons: Less portable than other models Battery needs to removed to recharged Scores: Battery life: 4/5 Compactness: 2/5 Simplicity: 2/5 Built-in or removable battery: Removable New vaper or experienced vaper: Experienced vaper

Innokin is no one-trick pony, when they released the Plexar kit in mid-2019 it was an instant hit. Designed for the advanced vaper, this kit has more than enough power to keep up with a standard sub ohm kit - in a much cleaner format. Experience 100W of power for enhanced vapour production. This power and performance are provided by a removable 20700 battery.

Big clouds aren’t everything, and Innokin have wisely included their flavour-boosting 2ml Plex tank with this kit. Top filling and adjustable airflow provide a faster set-up and reduced maintenance, while the famed Plex 3D coils provide a quality flavour that you rarely see elsewhere, with anti-hotspot technology for a longer-lasting coil.

If you’re in the market for a sleek and powerful device, it may be time to try the Innokin Plexar vape kit for yourself.

 

Vaporesso Sky Solo Vape Pen

Vaporesso Sky Solo

£19.99

 

Key Facts

Features
Stealth Design
1500mAh / 3000mAh Battery
Bypass Output
Single-button Operation
2ml Tank
Cons
Portability or battery life
Performance Score
Power Output 3/5
Simplicity 3/5
Customisability 3/5
Built-in or Removable Batteries Built-In
New Vaper or Experienced Vaper Experienced Vaper

We really couldn’t decide between which of the Sky Solo kits we liked better, so we went ahead and picked them both. Both of these sub ohm pen kits have helpful features such as single button operation, as well as GT Mesh coils that combine a low resistance and quality wicks - for a boost in cloud and vapour production. Cross-compatible coils mean you could just as easily buy and use both.

So, here’s the switch, the Vaporesso Sky Solo kit is a much more compact model, and because of this it has a 1500mAh battery - don’t worry this is more than enough battery to provide power to hit the sub ohm mark. If you don’t mind sacrificing a bit of portability, then the Sky Solo Plus is for you. A 3000mAh battery provides a much longer lifespan, ideal for the travelling vaper.

Overall, both of these kits are performance-driven with a capacity for both vapour production and better flavour - we really don’t envy you having to pick just one.

 

Vandy Vape Berserker MTL Vape Pen

Vandy Vape Berserker MT Vape Pen

£19.99

 

Key Facts

Features
Specialist MTL Pen Kit
800mAh Battery
15W Max Output - Bypass Current
Single-button Operation
2ml Tank
Cons
More Set-up Required
Performance Score
Power Output 3/5
Simplicity 4/5
Customisability 2/5
Built-in or Removable Batteries Built-In
New Vaper or Experienced Vaper Both

Vandy Vape built a name for themselves by producing advanced vape hardware, like RDAs, after a barrage of requests, they have finally turned their attention to the wider market. The Berserker pen kit provides a splash of colour, along with a simple design. Pocket-friendly, it still manages to fit a 1100mAh battery and a special chipset to programme how much vapour is produced over time.

Mouth to lung vaping isn’t just for new users, it is a sure-fire way to experience a deeper flavour while cutting down on e-liquid consumption. The Berserker tank has five airflow slots that allow you to dial-in your exact level of vapour flow, complementing your personal vape style. A choice of two resistances, means you can find a coil that complements your inhale.

If you’re looking for a pen kit with a technical edge, then Vandy Vape’s offering should really be considered.

 

Smok P25 Vape Pen

Smok P25 Vape Pen

£39.99

 

Key Facts

Features
Sub Ohm Pen Kit
3000 mAh Battery
Bypass Current
Single-button
2ml Tank
Cons
Battery can run down quickly
Performance Score
Power Output 2/5
Simplicity 3/5
Customisability 3/5
Built-in or Removable Batteries Built-In
New Vaper or Experienced Vaper Experienced Vaper

Smok is a name synonymous with creating big clouds. With a long rap sheet of hard-hitting sub ohm kits and tanks, it seems only fair that at least one of their sub ohm pen kits makes it onto this list. We’ve decided on the Smok P25. Big power and a large battery means a device that keeps up with the demand of creating large amounts of vapour. But simplicity is key, so a single button operation and fixed output make it a ‘push-and-go’ device of real calibre.

Designed explicitly for this model, the V12 P-tank is quick to refill thanks to a rotating top mechanism, holding up to 2ml of e-liquid. The V12 coils are available in different resistances for a more custom experience. There’s even a special version that lights up, for all you flashy vapers out there. Take full control of inhale and cloud production with adjustable dual airflow, for a tighter or looser draw.

If you want big clouds and a stripped-back vaping experience, the Smok P25 is a sure-fire recommendation from us.

 

FreeMax GEMM Vape Pen

FreeMax Gemm Vape Pen

£24.99

 

Key Facts

Features
Disposable tank pen kit
2900 mAh Battery
2ml Tank
Cons
Mainly Plastice Build
Performance Score
Power Output 3/5
Simplicity 3/5
Customisability 4/5
Built-in or Removable Batteries Built-In
New Vaper or Experienced Vaper Both

Sub ohm vaping was only ever recommended for advanced vapers, due to the high level of technical proficiency needed to maintain an advanced kit. FreeMax throws this rulebook straight out the window. Their GEMM tank is a completely disposable unit that produces large amounts of cloud, without all of the fiddly maintenance. Still refillable and offering adjustable airflow, this is a performance-driven sub ohm tank.

Backing up this innovative tank is a solid battery device that’s powered by a large 2900mAh battery and capable up 80W of power - so it keeps up with a standard sub ohm pen as well as a range of traditional sub ohm kits. Throw in single button operation and a safety chipset, and you have a device that provides a solid introduction into the world of sub ohm vaping.

If you’re ready to give sub ohm vaping a try, but are still concerned about technicalities, give the GEMM a try.

 

Vandy Vape NS Pen Kit

Vandy Vape NS Vape Pen

£13.99

 

Key Facts

Features
Budget pen vape kit
650 mAh Battery
9W adjustable output
Single-button Operation
1.5ml Tank
Cons
Only a 1.5ml Tank
Small Enough To Misplace
Performance Score
Power Output 3/5
Simplicity 4/5
Customisability 4/5
Built-in or Removable Batteries Built-In
New Vaper or Experienced Vaper Both

Cost is an issue close to the heart of every vaper, but don’t think you have to sacrifice quality for a lower price. The NS Pen combines functionality and simplified design, whilst remaining small enough to take with you pretty much everywhere. Built with travel in mind, this is a lockable device, that also comes with a small magnetic cap to keep the inside of the device free of dust and dirt.

Producing a discreet amount of vapour, this device also provides a tighter inhale - ideal for those making the move over to vaping. Refilling is a quicker task thanks to the removable top element of the tank, while the coils use quality wicking materials and wire for a better taste and longer life. To further control vapour production, the NS pen has three wattage output modes to choose from.

Vapers on a budget should take note, the Vandy Vape NS Pen kit is affordable and hard-working.

 

FreeMax Twister Vape Pen

FreeMax Twister Vape Pen

£29.99

 

Key Facts

Features
Wattage dial pen kit
2300 mAh Battery
80W Max Output
Dial Adjustment
Single-button Operation
Cons
You'll need to pick your own ideal wattage level
Performance Score
Power Output 3/5
Simplicity 2/5
Customisability 3/5
Built-in or Removable Batteries Built-In
New Vaper or Experienced Vaper Both

Sub ohm vaping with a twist of style. Aside from an eye-catching design and a long-lasting battery, the FreeMax Twister kit is one of the few pen kits on the market that allows you to adjust the power output level. There are still no menu systems or confusing button combinations to remember, rather, the clear dial at the bottom of the kit can be twisted to select a wattage level - with clear labelling for every power level.

To complement the high power output, FreeMax has wisely decided to include the Fireluke 2 vape tank with this kit. There are eleven types of coil available to use with this tank, with multiple coil builds and resistances there’s going to be more than one that hits the mark - so you’re free to experiment for a truly unique vaping experience. The tank itself holds 2ml of e-liquid and doesn’t need to be removed to refill.

If you’re into unique styles and picking exactly how your kit performs, you’re going to want to pay attention to the FreeMax Twister kit.

 

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