Top Ten Sub Ohm Mods 2020

Sub ohm mods are a classic choice for the more experienced vaper. When paired with a tank that uses low resistance coils they offer enhanced vapour production and improved flavour from e-liquids. But there’s more to sub ohm mods than just a large battery and high power output, they also feature a range of customisable modes for a deeper level of personalisation.

Manufacturers have spent years refining sub ohm mods by altering their design and utilising more advanced chipsets, to create a series of devices that offer a more tailor made experience. There’s a lot to choose from and picking the right one for you can unlock a whole new world of vaping. With that in mind, our top ten sub ohm mod guide features our bestsellers and personal favourites. We’ve chosen mods based on what matters to you, that’s price, power output, battery life and customisation.

If you’re unsure whether or not a sub ohm mod is right for you, we recommend you check out our Beginner’s Guide To Vape Mods. Inside this guide you’ll find a helpful rundown of the different mods that are on offer, so you can pick the type that will work best for you.

#1 Smok Rigel Mod

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Battery Life 5/5
Power Output 5/5
Customisability 5/5
Price 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ 230W Max Output
+ Carbon Fibre Construction
+ Wide Range Of Modes & Safety Protections
- Dual Batteries Required

Smok are one of the premium names in vaping, especially when it comes to top quality sub ohm hardware. The Rigel mod is one of their greatest releases when it comes to mods, boasting a 230W max output along with a range of output modes and safety protections to customise and secure your vape. The carbon fibre construction on the Rigel provides ultimate durability, whilst a honeycomb rubber coating grip provides a comfort when in use.

Featuring a proprietary chipset, you’ll experience a fast ramp-up for a harder hitting vape with a 0.001 second firing speed highlighting its high performance. Operation wise, everything is easy to control with a 0.96 Inch full colour (TFT) screen and operational buttons delivering a swift and simple navigation.

A highly efficient vape mod which does exactly what you want for a sub ohm Smok device.

#2 Vaporesso Gen Mod

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Battery Life 5/5
Power Output 5/5
Customisability 4/5
Price 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ Advanced Chipset
+ ECO Mode
+ High Power Output
- Larger Device

Built to the design of a classic box mod, the Vaporesso Gen is a reliable sub ohm mod that delivers on both performance and battery life. Not concerned with flashy trends, the Gen sticks to the fundamentals. A 200W adjustable output provides enough power to support even the most demanding tanks, while programmable modes allow for further customisation. Thanks to the battery life provided by dual 18650 batteries, you’ll experience a long-lasting vape.

When it comes to battery life, the Gen stands out thanks to its innovative ECO mode which activates when the device hits 40% battery life. It optimises power output ensuring you get the most out of your batteries. Aside from ECO mode, there’s also the option of Variable Wattage, Temperature Control and Pulse mode. These features enable you to programme the Gen to act exactly as you need it to.

#3 Lost Vape Centaurus DNA

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Battery Life 5/5
Power Output 5/5
Customisability 5/5
Price 3/5
PROS & CONS
+ High Level Of Customisation
+ Advanced DNA Chipset
+ High Power Output
- Complicated Set-Up

By far the most advanced sub ohm mod listed, the Centaurus lives up to the Lost Vape name and offers a level of customisation that’s unparalleled - ideal for the advanced vaper. If you’re looking for impressive power output you’re in the right place, boasting a max 220W output, the Centaurus will support the majority of sub ohm tanks and RDAs on the market.

Utilising an advanced DNA chipset (the pinnacle of vape technology) this mod might take some time to get to grips with, but you’ll be able to alter output and vaping styles to perfectly match your needs. Several stylish designs are on offer, incorporating leather, carbon fibre and stainless steel ensuring the Centaurus retains a high-end aesthetic to match its performance. All in all, the Centaurus is a mod that works how you need it to.

#4 Geekvape Aegis Solo Mod

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Battery Life 4/5
Power Output 4/5
Customisability 5/5
Price 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Wide Range Of Output Modes
+ Dustproof, Shockproof and Water-Resistant
+ AS Chipset
- Limited To A Max 100W Output

Offering a customisable yet resilient operation, the Aegis Solo mod boasts a range of innovative features which extend the vaping experience. As well as variable wattage, variable power curve, bypass mode and a full temperature control suite, the Aegis Solo is also equipped with dustproof, shockproof and water resistant capabilities. This allows users to fine tune their vape with the ultimate security for a long-lasting, versatile sub ohm mod.

What makes this even more remarkable is also these features are packed into a single 18650 battery, compact design ideal for users who want a pocket-friendly sub ohm experience. The 100W range may not be enough for some high-wattage vapers, but it offers many the chance to accurately pinpoint their ideal vaping style. 

A fast ramp up and efficient operation is expected of the AS chipset, making the Aegis Solo a recommended option for all advanced users in search of a premium vape mod.

#5 Innokin Coolfire Z50 Mod

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Battery Life 4/5
Power Output 3/5
Customisability 3/5
Price 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ Beginner-Friendly
+ Simple Set-Up
+ Variable Power Output
- Lower Power Output Compared To Other Models

Sub ohm vaping doesn’t get much simpler than this, ideal for vapers who are just making the transition to more advanced devices, the Innokin Coolfire Z50 offers a 50W max output and variable wattage. Versatile in its design, the Z50 works equally well as a traditional MTL mod while still generating enough power to deliver enhanced vapour production. Featuring a pocket-friendly design it’s the perfect day-to-day device.

The Variable Wattage mode means not only will you be able to pair this mod with a range of vape devices, but you’ll also be in a position to find a power level that delivers your preferred level of vapour and flavour production. All in all the Coolfire Z50 is a mod that’s perfect for the newer vaper, but still offers a level of customisation to suit the more advanced user as well.

#6 Eleaf iStick T80

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Battery Life 4/5
Power Output 3/5
Customisability 4/5
Price 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Large Built-in Battery
+ Lightweight & Compact Build
+ Memory Mode
- Plastic Aesthetic Is Not To Everyones’ Taste

Featuring a discreet design and an easy to understand user interface, the Eleaf iStick T80 works very well as a starter sub ohm mod, with an 80W max output and modes on offer to keep more advanced vapers interested. Lightweight and small enough to fit in a pocket or bag it makes the ideal travel companion. All of which is backed up by a large built-in battery which can deliver all-day vaping.

The option to configure performance makes the T80 a mod you can continue using even if your vaping preferences change. Standard Variable Wattage and Temperature Control are featured, as well as the lesser seen Memory mode which enables you to save output options and quickly load them, meaning you can switch between tanks without having to spend ages resetting the device.

#7 Tesla WYE 85W

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Battery Life 4/5
Power Output 3/5
Customisability 4/5
Price 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Super Lightweight Materials
+ Intelligent Chipset
+ Memory Mode
- Set Up Can Be Complex

An intelligent chipset and super-lightweight build sets the Tesla WYE 85W apart from its competitors. Through the use of modern polymers, the WYE is exceptionally light and hardwearing. The advanced Tesla chipset inside each not only offers a fast ramp-up but a large number of customisable modes not often seen on devices of this size.

While not as powerful as some entries on this list, the WYE should not be overlooked. Not only is 85W enough to support a range mid-wattage sub ohm tanks and all MTL tanks, but the option to configure modes to this degree is very impressive. Complementing these modes is the option of a preheat function, that temporarily increases power output for a boost in vapour and flavour production.

#8 DovPo Odin 75W

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Battery Life 4/5
Power Output 3/5
Customisability 5/5
Price 3/5
PROS & CONS
+ DNA Chipset
+ Upgradeable Software
+ High Level Of Customisation
- Too Advanced For Some

Small and smart, the DovPo Odin Mini offers a high degree of customisation - making it an attractive proposition for the more advanced vaper. Featuring both the coveted EVOLV DNA 75 chipset as well as upgradable eScribe software, the Odin mod may require experience to use, but when you do, you’ll experience a responsive and tailored vape that very few can match.

Powered by either a 18650 battery or 21700 battery, this mod is capable of a 75W max output. This wattage level means that while it works very well for sub ohm vaping, it performs equally as effectively as a MTL mod. This versatility is further enhanced by the wide range of modes on offer, which also includes a Memory Bank allowing you to save up to eight of your favourite configurations which can then be quickly loaded from the main menu.

#9 DotMod DotBox 200W

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Battery Life 4/5
Power Output 4/5
Customisability 4/5
Price 2/5
PROS & CONS
+ High-End Aesthetic
+ Multiple Modes
+ Fast Ramp-Up
- Quite Expensive

A premium entry in our list, the DotBox 200W is the definition of a high-end mod. Featuring a premium finish and gold embellishments, the DotBox 200W is more than just a pretty face, it utilises an advanced chipset. The combination of fast ramp-up and high power output delivers a hard-hitting vape that offers a genuine sub ohm experience.

One of the pricier mods on the market, you truly get your money’s worth when it comes to both design and performance. If you’re using a rebuildable atomiser, you can use low resistance builds safely, as low as 0.08 Ohm. If you’re planning to use a standard tank then the options of Variable Wattage, Temperature Control and Variable Power Curve are at your disposal for a personalised vape.

#10 Aspire Glint

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Battery Life 4/5
Power Output 3/5
Customisability 2/5
Price 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Entry-Level Sub Ohm Device
+ Removable Battery
+ Quick Set-Up
- One Mode Might Not Be Enough For Everyone

The Aspire Glint was designed as a crossover mod that makes the transition between MTL and sub ohm vaping that much easier. Simple to use and maintain it is capable of a 75W max output. Recommended to vapers of all experience levels, this mod only features variable wattage mode, so set-up is greatly reduced whilst still giving you the option of matching power output to your vaping preferences.

Powered by a single 18650 battery, not only will you experience a balance of power and battery life, you can also easily carry a spare power source so you’ll never be caught short. This mod may be simple, but it still utilises Aspire’s innovative ASP chipset, which ensures a speedy ramp-up and a range of pre-programmed protections for a safer vape overall.

Overall, sub ohm mods offer vapers a good opportunity to customise their devices to deliver a vape that’s more effective for them, while at the same time guaranteeing a high power output for max vapour production. Remember, this is just a small selection of the mods that we offer and if nothing here catches your eye we recommend you check out our full range of vape mods. Sub ohm vaping will require some experience to get right, to help you on your way you should read out Beginner’s Guide to Sub Ohm Vaping.

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