The Best Pod Vape Kits In 2020 For Every Vaper

Vape Pod Kits have risen in popularity since entering the market a few years ago, they have taken over from the traditional vape starter kit, as the go-to device for first-time switchers; as well as experienced vapers looking for a simple kit they can use on the go.

A pod vape kit consists of a rechargeable battery mod, and a removable pod which contains a coil and e-liquid. To help you find the best pod kit, we’ll not only be running through our top ten vape pod kits of 2020, we’ll also be individually ranking their best qualities - to help you find the kit that is perfect for your vaping style.

Different pod kits will support different vapers needs, so while some may consider a ‘small battery’ a con, they may be looking for a compact back-up vape device and battery life may not be as important a factor. We have listed below pod kis that are recommended for first time vapers, as well as kits that will suit the more advanced user.

#1 Uwell Caliburn Refillable Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
Compact pod kit
Single button operation
2ml refillable pods
Large capacity battery
Can be used with a range of e-liquids
Cons
Will require refilling
Can only be used for mouth to lung vaping
PERFORMANCE
Ease of Use 5/5
Vapour Production 5/5
Battery Life 5/5
Compactness 5/5
Pod Type Refillable

The Uwell Caliburn combines a simple operation with the option of using your favourite e-liquid. Whether you’re new to vaping or are looking for a reliable device you can use everyday, then the Caliburn suits your needs.

The single button on the 520mAh device can be used to lock it, making it safe to travel with. When unlocked it can be activated by either inhaling on the mouthpiece or pressing the button, whichever suits your style.

The 2ml refillable pods can be used with a range of e-liquids, giving you more freedom over what flavour and nicotine strength you’ll experience. Each pod can be filled a number of times before needing to be replaced.

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#2 Aspire Gusto Mini Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
Compact prefilled pod kit
2ml disposable pods
Single button operation
10mg and 20mg salt nicotine e-liquid
Wide range of flavours available
Cons
Only two nicotine strengths available
Less cost effective than other devices
PERFORMANCE
Ease of Use 5/5
Vapour Production 4/5
Battery Life 5/5
Compactness 5/5
Pod Type Prefilled

Since its introduction in 2017, the Aspire Gusto Mini pod kit has remained popular thanks to its combination of a simple design and the sheer amount of flavour options available. It’s powered by a 900mAh battery and uses prefilled e-liquid pods, with over 20 bespoke flavours available.

The Gusto features single button operation, and requires no technical knowledge to use properly - making it ideal for first-time switchers. The pre-filled pods can be disposed of once empty and replaced with another one.

Each pod is filled with 2ml of salt nicotine e-liquid, that has been specially blended to produce a smooth throat hit. Available in 10mg or 20mg nicotine strength, you’ll be able to find a pod that will satisfy your cravings.

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#3 QYS Starter Kit

 
FEATURES
Dual Airflow System
Inhale Activated
Ergonomic Design
Push To Fill Valve Pods
Cons
Fixed Wattage
No Alternative Coil Options
PERFORMANCE
Ease of Use 5/5
Vapour Production 5/5
Battery Life 5/5
Compactness 4/5
Pod Type Refillable

The QYS hit the market as a complete unknown entity, but in all honesty it’s one of the most innovative and quality devices we’ve seen in a long, long time. Powered by a built-in 950mAh battery, capable of pass-through charging, what really makes the QYS stand out is the fact that users can switch their inhale preferences by simply rotating which way the pod is inserted. 

This seamless transition from MTL and DTL vaping allows it to be ideal for both beginner and more experienced vapers alike, whilst a unique, slimline design makes it perfect for pocket-friendly, vaping on the go. The QYS 2ml pods can be cleanly and easily refilled via the push to fill valve and provide lengthy durability, lasting a whole bottle of 10ml e-liquid.

Ticking all the right boxes no matter what type of vaper you are, the QYS starter kit is a great choice to carry you through your vaping journey.

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#4 Smok Trinity Alpha Refillable Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
Advanced pod kit
Large capacity battery
2ml refillable pods
Three power modes
Replaceable coils
Cons
Might be too advanced for first time vapers
Regular maintenance required
PERFORMANCE
Ease of Use 4/5
Vapour Production 5/5
Battery Life 5/5
Compactness 5/5
Pod Type Refillable

A customisable pod system that suits your style, the Smok Trinity Alpha is a refillable pod kit that can be used with your favourite e-liquid. Unlike other pod kits, it allows the user to pick from three possible power levels, so you can find your ideal level of cloud and flavour.

This pod device isn’t too complex for new users, thanks to its simple interface. There are no menu systems, the top button fires the device, while the bottom button is used to select your power output - Soft, Medium or Hard.

Each refillable Alpha pod will hold 2ml of e-liquid and they can be refilled multiple times. Small enough in size to put in your pocket, but with a large capacity 1000mAh battery that will last all day, the Alpha is very popular for good reason.

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#5 Smok Nord 2 Kit

 
FEATURES
High-Powered Pod Device
Sleek OLED Display Screen
Variable Wattage Up To 40W
Interchangeable Coils
MTL and DTL Coil Options
Cons
Pod & Coil Compatibility Can Be Confusing
Regular Maintenance Required
PERFORMANCE
Ease of Use 4/5
Vapour Production 5/5
Battery Life 5/5
Compactness 5/5
Pod Type Refillable

The Nord 2 is the latest from the acclaimed Nord series, with an upgrade in virtually every department from its predecessor. This includes a 1500mAh built-in battery, a sleek 0.69 Inch OLED display screen and an adjustable wattage up to a maximum 40W.

Compatible with the original Nord pods, the Nord 2 also boasts proprietary pods which utilise a removable coil system for an effective cut down on waste and money. These Nord 2 pods are available in two different variants, the Nord 2 Nord pods as well as Nord RPM pods, each employing their designated coil range to give users a wide choice of options.

A reliable and versatile kit which is suited to vapers of all experience levels, the Nord 2 is a welcome sequel to the renowned Nord pod kit, with options to customise a plentiful.

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#6 Vaporesso Target PM80 Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
High-Powered 2000mAh Pod Mod Device
Variable Wattage Up To 80W
Interchangeable Coils
Sub Ohm
Nord and Nord 2 Pod Compatible
Cons
Can Be Rather Complex For Beginners
Quite Bulky In Size
PERFORMANCE
Ease of Use 4/5
Vapour Production 5/5
Battery Life 5/5
Compactness 4/5
Pod Type Refillable

Part of the new generation of sub ohm pod mods, the Vaporesso Target PM80 certainly stands out from the crowd. Equipped with a large 2000mAh built-in battery, it’s capable of a whopping 80W max output, which can be adjusted to the user’s preference, navigated through the stylish TFT screen and operational buttons.

What really defines this vape kit however, is its close attention to detail to user-friendliness, providing an ergonomic grip with an eye-catching aesthetic. The large firing button highlights its ease of use, whilst the employment of the GTX coil series, including mesh variants, in the PM80 refillable pods scream high performance and large clouds.

A great sub ohm pod device which has already been imitated considerably already, showing Vaporesso have cracked onto a winning formula.

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#7 Voopoo Vinci X Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
High-Powered Pod Device
2ml Long-Lasting Refillable Pods
Interchangeable Coils
Switchable Airflow
Variable Wattage
Cons
Requires An 18650 Battery
May Be Too Advanced For First Time Switchers
PERFORMANCE
Ease of Use 4/5
Vapour Production 5/5
Battery Life 5/5
Compactness 4/5
Pod Type Refillable

The Voopoo Vinci X pod device is powered by a single 18650 battery and is capable of a 70W max output that can be adjusted to match your ideal vaping preference. With a sleek display screen, the Vinci X combines versatility with innovation.

What’s more, the Vinci X can be altered to customise airflow by simply rotating the way the Vinci 2ml refillable pod is inserted. The Gene.AI chipset allows the device to recognise which coil is inserted to recommend an ideal wattage, which the user can navigate to pinpoint their precise wattage option. An interchangeable coil system provides a cost-effective and environmentally friendly method, requiring replacement of the coil rather than the entire pod itself when flavour deteriorates.

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#8 Lost Vape Lyra Refillable Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
Intelligent chipset
Replaceable MTL & DTL coils
2ml refillable pods
Compatible with high PG and high VG e-liquids
Cons
Will require regular maintenance
May be too complex for first time vapers
PERFORMANCE
Ease of Use 4/5
Vapour Production 4/5
Battery Life 4/5
Compactness 5/5
Pod Type Refillable

The Lost Vape Lyra pod kit is very versatile, but still simple to use. This device can produce large amounts of vapour or a small amount of vapour, all you have to do is swap the coil. Unlike similar devices there’s no need to reset the device, it will recognise which coil you’re using and lets you pick one of three power outputs, to match your vaping style.

Thanks to the 1000mAh built-in battery this kit can be used for longer, making it very handy for taking to work or when you’re out and about. This battery will deliver up to a full day's vaping between charges - even when you’re sub ohm vaping.

The Lyra vape pods will hold up to 2ml of e-liquid and feature a removable seal, for quick and clean refilling. If you’re using the 0.6 Ohm coil, we recommend an e-liquid that is 60% VG or higher, for increased vapour production. If you’re using the 1.2 Ohm coil, an e-liquid that’s 50% PG or higher, for more discreet levels of vapour production.

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#9 Smok Nfix Kit

 
FEATURES
Sleek Pen Style Design
25W Max Output
Variable Wattage
0.69 Inch OLED Screen
0.8 Ohm Built-In Coil
Cons
Limited To A MTL Inhale
Battery Can Deplete Fast When Used At A High Wattage
PERFORMANCE
Ease of Use 4/5
Vapour Production 4/5
Battery Life 4/5
Compactness 5/5
Pod Type Refillable

The Nfix is another solid release from the hardware giants of Smok, combining an elegant pen like design with the customisability of a 25W adjustable output, something rarely seen in pen pod kits of this nature. A practical 0.69 Inch OLED screen clearly displays the power output and battery life whilst a draw activated operation makes this device incredibly simple to use.

Apart from refilling the pods, which is made straightforward and convenient with a side fill silicone stopper, there’s not much in the way of maintenance. A 0.8 Ohm in-built coil provides a consistently flavourful with generous cloud production to match.

Reliable as ever from the expert engineers at Smok, with the Nfix a welcome addition to their illustrious portfolio of vape kits.

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#10 OXVA X Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
MTL & DTL Compatible
40W Max Output
Five Power Options
Locking System
Removable Coils
Cons
Quite Advanced For Beginner Vapers
Lack Of Screen For Intelligent Output Modes
PERFORMANCE
Ease of Use 3/5
Vapour Production 4/5
Battery Life 4/5
Compactness 4/5
Pod Type Refillable

The OXVA X is part of the new generation of sub ohm pod mod devices, providing a sleek pod design with the power and customisability of a sub ohm device. Powered by a 1600mAh built-in battery, the user has the option to switch between five pre-set power modes up to a maximum 40W.

Security wise, the OXVA X features a practical locking switch on the side of the device, whilst a range of safety protections, courtesy of the Photon chipset, provides durability and resilience. Compatible with the UNI coil range, users have the added versatility to accurately choose their preferred resistance for a highly personal kit.

An advanced pod device with plenty of variables to fine tune your ideal vape, the OXVA X is one hell of a kit!

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