What Are The Best Pod Vape Kits For Every Vaper To Buy In 2021?

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 2021, 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 Lost Vape Orion Q Ultra Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
1600mAh Battery 
40W Variable Output
0.69 Inch OLED Screen
Three power modes
Replaceable Coils Including RBA Option
Cons
A Little Pricey For A Starter Kit
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 Lost Vape Orion Q Ultra Pod Kit is a refillable pod kit that can be utilised for whatever type of vaper you may be. With a variable wattage output of a maximum 40W, users can pinpoint their exact power preference.

Thanks to its simple interface, this pod device isn’t too complex for new users with a 0.69 Inch OLED screen providing a fitting display to inform you exactly what’s going on. A solid yet discreet form factor provides sturdy resilience whilst providing a pocket-friendly experience to transport with ease.

Each refillable Q Ultra pod will hold 2ml of e-liquid and can be refilled multiple times. Compatible with the Ultra Boost coil series, more advanced users have the option of an RBA coil for a personalised vaping experience.

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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 Sigelei Humvee 80 Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
High-Powered Pod Device
Variable Wattage & Smart Curve Output
Fog Pod Tank Included
Removable Coils
Mesh Coil Compatible
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 Sigelei Humvee 80 pod device is powered by a single 18650 battery and is capable of an 80W max output that can be adjusted to match your ideal vaping preference. As well as a practical Variable Wattage, this high powered sub ohm pod mod kit also boasts smart curve output mode which intelligently recognises the coil inserted and matches the ideal wattage to its resistance. A resilient box mod design is complemented by a simple interface consisting of a 0.96 Inch OLED screen and functional operational button.

Where the Humvee 80 pod kit really stands out though is the inclusion of the Fog pod tank. This neat pod looks just like a vape tank, probably because it can be transformed into one when paired with a 510 adaptor. As well as being highly versatile, a bottom fill silicone stopper makes for easy refilling as does coil changing with a press fit design. Compatible with Fog pod mesh coil series, this innovative sub ohm pod mod device takes pod vaping to the next level.

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#8 Vaporesso Xiron Pod Kit

 
FEATURES
1500mAh Built-In Battery
50W Adjustable Wattage Output
Replaceable MTL & DTL Coils
Adjustable Airflow Toggle
Cons
Quite Bulky In Size
Adjustable Airflow Toggle Can Be Fiddly
PERFORMANCE
Ease of Use 4/5
Vapour Production 5/5
Battery Life 5/5
Compactness 3/5
Pod Type Refillable

Capable of delivering a MTL (Mouth To Lung) or DTL (Direct To Lung) vape, the Xiron is the ideal device for whatever experience level you’re at. With a variable wattage output up to a maximum 50W as well as being compatible with a range GTX coils, the Xiron provides ultimate versatility for vapers to precisely choose their ideal vaping style. Power wise, a 1500mAh built-in battery provides long-lasting durability between charges whilst a zinc alloy construction offers a sleek aesthetic as well as solid resilience. A 0.69 Inch OLED screen gives the user full visibility of exactly what they’re doing, controlled via the operational buttons which sit underneath.

The Xiron pods hold up to 2ml of e-liquid with a top fill silicone plug making refilling a hassle-free, clean process. The click installation coil process is equally as easy, with a range of GTX and GTX One coils, in various resistances and builds, to choose from including an RBA variant for the more experienced vaper.

Overall, the Xiron keeps to Vaporesso’s renowned expert engineering and is the perfect device for both beginners and advanced vapers alike. 

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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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