The Best Pod Vape Systems in 2020 For Every Vaper

The best vape pod systems

Vape Pod Systems 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 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 2019, 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.

 

UWELL CALIBURN REFILLABLE POD KIT

Vape pod guides
Editor's Score: 9.8/10

£24.99


Key Facts

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 Score
Ease of Use 4/5
Vapour Production 3/5
Battery Life 3/5
Compactness 4/5
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.

 

ASPIRE GUSTO MINI POD KIT

Aspire gusto vape pod system
Editor's Score: 9.6/10

£18.99


Key Facts

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 Score
Ease of Use 4/5
Vapour Production 3/5
Battery Life 4/5
Compactness 3/5
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.

 

JUUL POD KIT

Juul vape pod system
Editor's Score: 9.1/10

£24.99


Key Facts

Features
Compact prefilled pod kit
0.7ml disposable pods
Inhale activated
9mg, 18mg and 20mg Salt nicotine e-liquid
Range of flavours and nicotine strengths
Cons
Limited flavour range
Not as cost effective as other devices
Performance Score
Ease of Use 4/5
Vapour Production 2/5
Battery Life 2/5
Compactness 4/5
Pod Type Prefilled

Even if you’ve never vaped you’ve probably heard the name JUUL, designed in the USA, the JUUL is a classic prefilled pod system. A sleek and compact design makes it ideal for taking on the go, whilst the inhale activation feature means you don’t have to set up the device, just inhale on the mouthpiece to start vaping.

Highly recommended for new users, this 280mAh device uses prefilled pods that contain salt nicotine e-liquid. Salt nic provides a smooth throat hit and complements the range of fruit, tobacco and menthol flavours that JUUL have produced.

When your pod is empty, there’s no messy refilling required - just dispose of and replace the pod with a new one.

 

SMOK TRINITY ALPHA REFILLABLE POD KIT

Smok trinity alpha vape pod system
Editor's Score: 9.6/10

£29.99


Key Facts

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 Score
Ease of Use 3/5
Vapour Production 4/5
Battery Life 4/5
Compactness 3/5
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.

 

VOOPOO VINCI POD KIT

Voopoo Vinci Pod Kit
Editor's Score: 9/10

£31.99


Key Facts

Features
High-Powered Pod Device
2ml Long-Lasting Refillable Pods
Interchangeable Coils
MTL and DTL Inhale Options
Variable Wattage
Cons
Quite Bulky In Size
May Be Too Advanced For First Time Switchers
Performance Score
Ease of Use 3/5
Vapour Production 5/5
Battery Life 4/5
Compactness 2/5
Pod Type Prefilled

The Voopoo Vinci pod device boasts a large 1500mAh built-in battery which is capable of a 40W max output that can be adjusted to match your ideal vaping preference. With a sleek display screen, the Vinci combines simplicity with innovation.

What’s more, the Vinci can be switched between MTL (Mouth To Lung) and DTL (Direct To Lung) vaping by simply rotating the way the Vinci 2ml refillable pod is inserted. With an interchangeable coil system, when flavour deteriorates simply replace the coil rather than the entire pod itself for a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution.

 

LOST VAPE LYRA REFILLABLE POD KIT

Lost vape lyra refillable pod kit
Editor's Score: 9.7/10

£19.99


Key Facts

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 Score
Ease of Use 3/5
Vapour Production 4/5
Battery Life 3/5
Compactness 4/5
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.

 

ASVAPE MICRO POD KIT

asvape micro pod kit
Editor's Score: 9.5/10

£39.99


Key Facts

Features
Refillable pod vape kit
Resin panels
5 - 30W output range
MTL & DTL coils
Compatible with high PG and high VG e-liquids
Cons
May be too advanced for first time switchers
You must pick your own power output
Performance Score
Ease of Use 2/5
Vapour Production 5/5
Battery Life 5/5
Compactness 4/5
Pod Type Refillable

The Asvape Micro pod kit is compact and lightweight, weighing only 83 grams. Don't let its small size fool you, this is still a performance-driven vape kit, that offers something for new users and experienced vaper alike. The stylish resin panels and stripped back aesthetic are immediately appealing.

By removing one of the panels, you’ll reveal a small screen and two buttons, these are used to set a power output between 5 - 30W; so you can find your ideal level of cloud and flavour production. The option of a 0.5 Ohm and 1.0 Ohm mesh coil, means you can set up the micro kit for direct to lung or mouth to lung vaping.

The Asvape Refillable Micro pod sits securely in the device and features adjustable airflow, allowing you full control over how tight your inhale is. When it comes to picking an e-liquid, you can use a 50% Pg or higher e-liquid with the 0.5 Ohm coil, or for increased vapour production, try a high VG e-liquid with the 1.0 Ohm coil.

 

MYBLUE POD KIT

myblu vape pod kit
Editor's Score: 9.2/10

£9.99


Key Facts

Features
Compact design
Prefilled e-liquid pods
Simple to use
Range of flavours available
Range of nicotine strengths available
Cons
Limited battery life
Limited flavours available
Performance Score
Ease of Use 4/5
Vapour Production 2/5
Battery Life 2/5
Compactness 5/5
Pod Type Prefilled

The MyBlu pod kit was one of the original prefilled pod vape kits, since its introduction in 2018 it has remained a popular choice for first-time vapers and experienced vapers. Simplicity can be seen in every facet of this kit’s design; there are no buttons or menu systems, simply install a pod and inhale on the mouthpiece to start vaping.

The prefilled MyBlu pods themselves are not only available in a range of flavours, but there’s also the option of freebase nicotine and salt nicotine; so whether you’re looking for a strong throat hit, or an altogether smoother vape - there’s an option for you. Once empty, there's no need for any refilling, just dispose of the pod and replace it.

While small in size, the 350mAh battery will still provide enough charge for up to a full day of vaping. Developed specifically to mimic the inhale of a cigarette, the MyBlu pod kit will produce a discreet amount of vapour - to support a mouth to lung vaping style.

 

SMOK NORD POD KIT

Smok nord vape pod system
Editor's Score: 9.8/10

£19.99


Key Facts

Features
Compact pod vape kit
Range of coils available
2ml refillable pods
Supports MTL & DTL vaping
Compatible with high VG & high PG e-liquids
Cons
Regular maintenance required
Will require refilling
Performance Score
Ease of Use 3/5
Vapour Production 3/5
Battery Life 3/5
Compactness 4/5
Pod Type Prefilled

Smok have built a reputation for themselves by designing vape kits focussed on producing big clouds. The Smok Nord pod kit, however, is a great example of a simple pod kit that gives users more option of what flavour and nicotine strength they’ll experience - thanks to the refillable pods.

Recommended for using on the go, the Nord vape kit is compact and lightweight. The 1100mAh battery is one of the biggest you’ll find on vape kit this size, offering a balance of power output and battery life. The single button not only activates the kit, making it safer to travel with and store.

The Nord refillable e-liquids have a 2ml capacity and a sealed filling port. Compatible with the Smok Nord coil series, you can switch between mouth to lung or direct to lung vaping with ease. The sub ohm coils should be paired with a high VG e-liquids, that’s 60% VG or higher; while the mouth to lung coils work better with high PG e-liquids, that are 50% PG or higher.

 

SMOANT PASITO POD KIT

Smoant pasito vape pod system
Editor's Score: 9.9/10

£24.99


Key Facts

Features
Five power output modes
Range of coils including a rebuildable coil option
2ml refillable pods
Large capacity battery
Supports MTL & DTL vaping
Cons
May be too advanced for first time vapers
Requires regular maintenance
Performance Score
Ease of Use 2/5
Vapour Production 4/5
Battery Life 5/5
Compactness 2/5
Pod Type Refillable

Perhaps one of the most advanced pod vape kits available on the market, the Smoant Pasito pod kit is refillable and is simple enough for first-time users, while offering enough customisable features and a sub ohm vaping option, to keep experienced vapers happy. All of these features are combined with a compact design and a large capacity battery.

There are five selectable power levels and the device has a 10 - 25W output range. This means you can find a power level that will deliver the flavour and cloud production you’re looking for. The Smoant refillable pods will hold up to 2ml of e-liquid, each pod is fitted with an airflow adjuster to control how tight or loose the flow of vapour will be.

There are three Smoant vape coils available - a 0.6 Ohm mesh coil for direct to lung vaping, a 1.2 Ohm coil for mouth to lung vaping, and a rebuildable atomiser coil that allows you to build and mount your own coils. The 0.6 Ohm coil will produce more vapour and should be used with e-liquids that are 60% VG or higher, the 1.2 Ohm coil suits e-liquids that are 50% PG or higher.

 

Vape Pod Types
Pre-filled Pods

Prefilled Pods

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Ideal for new users, they are preloaded with eliquid and disposable.

Re-fillable Pods

Refillable Pods

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Pods that can be filled multiple times with your choice of eliquid.

Inhale Activated Pods

Inhale Activated

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No buttons or menu systems, inhale on the device to operate.

Button Activated Pods

Button Activated

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Uses a button to operate and lock the device.

 

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